I like Ben Stein. I actually have a signed Ben Stein picture in my office (long ago birthday gift from Borepatch). Maybe I like him because he is a lawyer, a conservative and has a good sense of humor (two out of three is hard enough to find and he is all three!). He was a speech writer for Nixon and Ford. And he shoulda won an Oscar for Ferris Bueller's Day off (Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?). Ben Stein is not just a pretty face either. He graduated with a degree in economics from Columbia and was valedictorian of his law school class at Yale. Apparently he is also someone you do not screw with. Ben has filed suit against Kyocera Corporation and the New York ad agency Seiter & Miller. He has alleged, among other things, breach of contract, wrongful discharge and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. It seems that Kyocera terminated the contract for him to be featured in an advertising campaign after they found out that he isn't sure that humans are responsible for climate change! Ben is bright, but I think he should amend his pleading to add a civil rights claim. Obviously they fired him for holding a different religious belief than they do because the definition of faith based belief systems is acceptance of scientifically unproveable hypotheses.