7/7: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Peter Scholtes mourns the passing of Joel Gersmann, Madison, Wisconsin's own Al Milgrom and Steve McClellan rolled into one, at Complicated Fun.

THESE DAYS

A judge's ruling that two Washington State talk-radio hosts' on-air advocacy of a anti-gasoline-tax initiative could be considered campaign contributions has attracted concern that the decision could have unintended effects on other media.

The St. Louis court system is going to try using stun belts that incapacitate a person for up to eight seconds to control criminal defendants in court.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Elise, Christopher, Matt, and Alex dish up political commentary and the occasional hot dog eating contest at After School Snack.

TIME WASTERS

1.5 Gigapixel Image of Van Gogh's "Starry Night"

Order your Ultra Poodle Disguise Kit for Dobermans today and never get those nasty stares from folks who fear your dog's breed again!

Coleen Rowley for U.S. Congress is now live

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I don't know what their membership is, and guess what? It's not my business."

-- Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.,
addressing criticism of a fund-raiser he hosted at an all-white country club

 

"His mouth kept moving, but there was nothing in his eyes or anything else about him that showed me he really cared or had any real compassion at all. This is a human being totally disconnected from humanity and reality. His eyes were empty, hollow shells and he was acting like I should be proud to just be in his presence when it was my son who died for his illegal war! It was one of the most disgusting experiences I ever had and it took me almost a year to even talk about it."

-- Cindy Sheehan, who lost a son in Iraq,
on her meeting with Pres. George W. Bush


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