First Amendment no big deal, students say
In yet another sign of the impending apocalypse, American high school students are at best indifferent towards the First Amendment.
According to MSNBC
many students erroneously believed that flag burning was illegal, and that the government censors the internet. "[W]hen told of the exact text of the First Amendment, more than one in three high school students said it goes “too far” in the rights it guarantees. Only half of the students said newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories." Very nice.
Waiting For Star Wars
Jeff Tweiten has been camping out since January 1st
, waiting for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith to open in Seattle. Friends are supplying him with food and coffee during his five month stay. He is blogging the experience at his site Waiting For Star Wars
. I just can't bring myself to mock the guy, since part of me wishes I could do it myself, but I sure hope the the movie is playing there on opening day.
I sampled Starbucks' new chocolate beverage
offering today, and it is chock full of chocolately goodness. It is so rich, they will not even allow you to have more than 6 ounces of it at a time. I tried to order a venti, and I was basically told I would go into some sort of shock if I had that much. It turned out that 6 ounces was the perfect amount. It was like drinking a Hershey's bar. So, so good.
Jon Stewart -1 Tucker Carlson - 0
Tucker Carlson, host of CNN's Crossfire, has been fired
, just a few short months after getting his dopey little bowtie handed to him
by Jon Stewart. Ahhh, that's a shame.
Dave Barry Looks Back at 2004
Dave Barry's weekly column , this week entitled The politics, the passion, and Paris
has a great year in review wrapup.