7/5: Morning Communique

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[CITY PAGES BLOGS]

Steve Monaco has your holiday-delayed Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.

[THESE DAYS]

The Tennessee Department of Health is responding to complaints into Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist's (R-TN) 'diagnosis' of Florida's Terri Schiavo by videotape.

The chances of having a large income but not paying taxes on any of it are growing, according to data in the Internal Revenue Service's annual report to Congress on well-to-do Americans who live tax free. About one in every 436 high-income Americans paid no taxes in 2002, up from one in 531 in 2001 and one in 1,010 in 2000.

Just six months into the government's fiscal year, the Army was carrying almost the same number of deserters on its books as the service registered for all of 2004.

Women should not play beach volleyball unless they want to be left with sagging breasts, a top German surgeon has warned.

[MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY]

Matt Gray is a St. Paulite attending the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. His comments, as well as some great photographs, can be found at Matt Gray.

[TIME WASTERS]

George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Carey, and dozens of other comedians lend their talents to a documentary about the filthiest joke ever told called The Aristocrats.

Conservative commentary from Ferdinand the Cat will have you pulling your toe claws out with your teeth in no time.

[FREEDOM OF SPEECH]

"To a certain extent it is, obviously. I mean, if fossil fuels create greenhouse gases, we're burning fossil fuel, as is a lot of other countries. You know, look, there was a debate over Kyoto, and I made the decision - as did a lot of other people in this country, by the way - that the Kyoto treaty didn't suit our needs. In other words, the Kyoto treaty would have wrecked our economy, if I can be blunt."

-- President George W. Bush, responding to the question "Is climate change man-made?" in The Guardian

"I left your tip on the counter."

-- Delshawn Prejean, 35, of Jacksonville, Florida, describing the small amount of unwrapped marijuana he left at Starbuck's. He was arrested the next day after returning for a refill.

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