What A Payday!
February 17, 2012 by Chip Wood
A fantastic payday for this artist. The much ballyhooed IPO for Facebook will add to founder Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune. A ton of other supporters and employees will become instant millionaires. But no story will top that of muralist David Choe. When he painted the first Facebook office in 2005, Choe was offered $60,000 in cash for the job — or stock in the company. He chose stock and went on to make an estimated $250 million in the Facebook IPO. That’s quite a payday, isn’t it?
Fox cancels Freedom Watch. I was shocked to hear that Fox Business has decided to cancel Judge Andrew Napolitano’s wonderful program, Freedom Watch. It was arguably the most hard-hitting, least compromising commentary on national TV.
Stanley Cup winner declines White House invitation. It’s traditional for the national champs in most sports to be invited to visit the White House. But when the Boston Bruins won the Stanley Cup this year, MVP goalie Tim Thomas declined to come along. An ardent conservative, Thomas said in a statement on Facebook, that he believes “the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties and Property of the People.” Because of that, Thomas said, “I exercised my right as a Free Citizen. … This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country.”