A Nice Enough Idea
Local news: the Psychometer feature is no more. It has ceased to be. (Frankly, it has ceased to be for months now. Now it is official.)
The fault, dear cynics, lay not in the concept, but myself. We were all gung-ho to track the stupid. Then real life happened to your humble servant. Now we look at it and the House segment of the Congressional Record runs to almost 1600 pages. Sifting through that to find every stupid thing that the GOP said for the record? Though offers for help came (and thank you, btw), you could put the entire staff of a major metropolitan newspaper to that task, and it would never get done. Through my overreaching and reality-based sloth, the idea has wasted away, and has now died through my own fault, through my own grievous fault.
So hail and farewell to Psychometer — an ingenious plan that turned into a brilliant mistake. Sleep well.