. . since Seattle is the origin of the Tea Baggers, and of the American coffee renaissance, check out the newest fringe movement in American politics, the Coffee Party, dedicated to the principle that the federal government is not our enemy. Whodathunkit?

And one question: after the Boston Tea Party, during the American Revolution, it was always my understanding that Americans switched from tea to coffee as their wake-up beverage of choice as a patriotic statement. The Evil British Empire and its minions drank tea, so good Americans drank coffee. So why would a group claiming to be True Red White And Blue Americans associate themselves with a foreign beverage like tea?

Oh, right, the stupidity. And the hypocrisy. Never mind.