8/3: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Steve Monaco has a little hint to assist you in this week's movie quiz at Couch Pundit.

THESE DAYS

The National Rifle Association is urging its 4 million members to boycott ConocoPhillips gas stations and products because the oil giant is trying to block an Oklahoma law that allows employees to keep guns in their cars when parked in company lots. [via TBogg]

It was bound to happen: Apple introduced on Tuesday its first computer mouse with multiple buttons, including four sensors and a tiny scroll ball.

California's highest court ruled Monday that country clubs must offer gay members who register as domestic partners the same discounts given to married ones -- a decision that could apply to other businesses such as insurance companies and mortgage lenders.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Feast on politics and pop culture, as well as cattle brain meatloaf and saganaki with Gisleson-fetishist Tild.

TIME WASTERS

Fido Dido is hawking 7-Up and guessing math problem answers here.

Next time you're hungry and happen to be in Los Angeles, do try the live octopus tentacles at The Prince. [via Pharyngula]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought. You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes."

-- President George W. Bush, advocating for the teaching of "intelligent design" in classrooms

"It was just that sense that something wasn't quite right with this 14-year-old girl."

-- Michelle Grosbeck, the Utah mother of an 8-year-old boy who was charged with lewd conduct following a game of Truth or Dare with his 14-year-old female babysitter in which she dared the boy to touch her breasts


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