7/18: Morning Communique
CITY PAGES BLOGS
Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.
The earthquake that triggered December's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami caused a 620 mile rupture in the sea floor, scientists said last week.
HIV-positive Russian women and their children face widespread discrimination and abuse, Human Rights Watch reports.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Ji-in is a freelance writer from Minneapolis who spends her time corralling rabid finger painters, monitoring scary looking ice cream trucks, and writing about it all at Twice the Rice.
Your ideas about University Avenue and the Midway area can now be expressed at the University United Forum.
Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, and Jessica Lange star in Broken Flowers, the latest from director Jim Jarmusch.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"Call it a tax, call it a fee--I don't really care at this point."
-- Gov. Tim Pawlenty, speaking to KFAN about his 75-cent-a-pack surcharge on cigarettes, which passed last week prior to the state legislature's adjournment
"Know what he's going to do? He's going to go down there and basically apologize for what has come to be known as the Southern Strategy, popularized in the Nixon administration. He's going to go down there and apologize for it. In the midst of all of this, in the midst of all that's going on, once again, Republicans are going to go bend over and grab the ankles."
-- Rush Limbaugh, on his July 14 radio show, discussing RNC chairman Ken Mehlman's plans to apologize for his party's notorious Southern Strategy at the annual convention of the NAACP
"Senator Santorum is a family man. I have been with Senator Santorum for eight years and I am very proud to be with him."