The dead people are mad as hell, and some of them aren't going to take it anymore: A recent obituary trend involves asking for donations in lieu of flowers ... specifically, donations to anyone running against President Obama in 2012. Salon, tipped off by a tweet from The Fix, found at least six examples of such obituaries since last August, including this most recent one from Texas: "In lieu of flowers, at Jim's request, please make a donation to ANYONE running against Barack Hussein Obama." (Harry Reid was called out in a similar obit last year.)
Of course, Jim was also A-OK with donations to the American Cancer society, should you find yourself politically indifferent. Other similar obits include alternatives ranging from rescue missions to animal shelters—click for more examples.