I never thought I’d say this, but I’ll never eat at the Olive Garden again. And I urge my friends in cyberspace to avoid it as well. Not because their food is mediocre. Not because they apparently treat their employees very badly. But because they caved in to the Far Right and pulled their ads from David Letterman’s show. They have every right to make that choice … just as I have the right not to eat at their restaurants. I feel sorry for the people who work there and don’t make the PR decisions, but the only way these companies will learn about free speech is to get hit where it hurts — on the bottom line. For those in the Rancho Mirage area, if you feel like doing Italian, try Risorante Donetella, Massimo’s, Alberto’s, Johnny Pasta, or my absolute favorite, Amici’s.