6/28: Morning Communique

Categories: General Archive

CITY PAGES BLOGS

We're proud to announce the return of Pizza Man to Streets of Pizza.

THESE DAYS

The state of Tennessee has begun an investigation in response to allegations of child abuse at Love in Action, a Memphis facility that advertises homosexual conversion therapy for adolescents, according to the state department of health.

Workers at the Justice Department Friday removed the blue drapes that have famously covered two scantily clad statues, Spirit of Justice and Majesty of Law, for the past 3 1/2 years because they had made John Ashcroft feel funny in his pants.

An Oxford student has been fined 80 pounds for making "homophobic comments" to a police horse.

A Rasmussen Reports survey found forty-nine percent of Americans say that President Bush is more responsible for starting the war with Iraq than Saddam Hussein (44%).

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

The Marjorie Project is an on-line experiment with the Yahoo Personals that explores the politics of dating, body image and love through the fictional character "Marjorie."

TIME WASTERS

The Curse at Pooh Corner: Two of the Winnie the Pooh voice actors -- Paul "Tigger" Winchell and John "Piglet" Fiedler -- died this weekend.

The "War of the Worlds" boycott petition

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"The two girls from Maine and the nut-job from Arizona."

-- GOP party strategist Grover Norquist, describing Sens. Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, and John McCain, and their brokering of a judicial filibuster compromise, to a College Republican Convention crowd

"I cannot swallow whole the view of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator. As a law professor and civil rights lawyer and as an African-American, I am fully aware of his limited views on race. Anyone who actually reads the Emancipation Proclamation knows it was more a military document than a clarion call for justice."

-- Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)

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