Three Reasons Why You Were Foolish to Have Registered for the Bay to Breakers:
1. Your money goes to Philip Anschutz, the Christian Billionaire – see below.
2. You don’t get a refund even if the Philip Anschutz people decide to cancel the race – you agreed to that in the oppressive agreement you made on the Bay to Breakers website when you signed up: “…all Race entry fees are non-refundable, even if Race is cancelled…” See after the jump for details on that.
3. Most other participants don’t pay, so why should you? Take a look right here, this is early on during the first hour of the 2012 event - how many registrants can you spot?
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I’ll tell you, I see just one soul with a “racing” bib. Do you think any of these people cared about getting a “racing” time that shows how long it took them to run the BtoB? Do you think any of them were arrested by the SFPD? Do you think any of them were ejected from the “race” course by “race” organizers? I don’t.
Those were just Three Reasons Why You Were Foolish to Have Registered for the Bay to Breakers.
Often identified as “Christian billionaire Phil Anschutz”, he is a Republican donor who supported George W. Bush‘s administration. He has been an active patron of a number of religious and conservative causes:
- Helped fund Colorado‘s 1992 Amendment 2, a ballot initiative designed to overturn local and state laws that prohibit discrimination against individuals on the basis of sexual orientation but was invalidated by Romer v. Evans after it passed.
- Contributed $70,000 in 2003 to the Discovery Institute, to specifically support the work of telecom guru George Gilder but not matters related to intelligent design. That fact was validated by Discovery President Bruce Chapman in a letter-to-the-editor to the Rocky Mounatain News, “Anschutz never gave that program a nickel,”
The Discovery Institute is a think tank based in Seattle, Washington that also promotes intelligent design and criticizes evolution.
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