Barack O’Billion

The latest estimates, as evidenced by stories like this one from Reuters, is that Barack Obama will raise $1 billion to run for his re-election in 2012. This amount is likely to dwarf any potential Republican rival, especially when considering that Obama doesn’t have to spend any of trying to win primaries. I don’t know […]

Don’t Call the Pot Black

Special interest groups are throwing around millions of dollars of secret money to drag each others’ candidates through the mud. But California might LEGALIZE POT! Probably the most interesting issue of the upcoming election is marijuana. It’s just a shame that only a fraction of the population gets to vote on it. Because, unlike most […]

Fake China :: Fake Church

I have a friend who is about to travel to Beijing for the 2008 Olympics. One of her friends has a brother who is swimming for Tunisia, so she decided to come along for the ride. Last night she was over at our house, telling us about some of the interesting steps the Chinese government […]

Starbucks: A Follow-up

This post is a continuation of Starbucks: Keeping a Tight Lid on Freedom of Speech. Following is the overly tactful and judicious e-mail I received from Starbucks Customer Relations: Ryan, Starbucks is committed to contributing to our communities and to the environment. We provide our support through monetary contributions, product donations and through The Starbucks […]