On Thursday Egypt’s electoral race narrowed down to two front-runners: a candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood, and one of Mubarak’s former military henchman. This exercise in democracy is proving to be little more than voting for your favorite despot or junta to quickly flush away all signs of democracy. The Arab Spring may very well be just an Indian Summer in the Winter of Here-We-Fuckin’-Go-Again. ♣ Anyone who’s ordered a shredded barbequed cardboard sandwich from that street vendor in Beijing would not be surprised to learn that the Senate, this week, proved that China has been selling bogus electronic parts to the U.S. Military, which could become a threat to national security. ♣ And earlier this week the first privatized space ship met up with the International Space Station carrying curious loads that could grow curious-er still.