I don’t have a lot to say on each of these individually so I’m rolling them into a giant post-smorgisborg.

Challenging the First Amendment – I am appalled that any lawmaker would try to squeeze something like this through without considering the ramifications. Freedom of speech is what makes this country great. I don’t have to like what you are saying, but I fully support your right to say it. Limiting free speech in any capacity is a dangerous thing and should be halted at all costs.

The English Samurai – Props go out to the English Samurai who worked over a few armed thugs.

The Gift-Card Economy – My new favorite pair, Levitt and Dubner, posted a new article in the NYT talking about gift giving and the economics of giving gift cards. A very interesting read that will make you think twice about giving a gift card to your loved ones in the future.