8/9: Morning Communique

THESE DAYS

Under a new Dallas, Texas, ordinance, charities and churches will be allowed to serve food to the homeless only at approved locations. Violations will be punishable by fines of $200 to $2,000.

The Federal Communications Commission has hired as an advisor an anti-pornography activist and former lobbyist for groups that push for Christian precepts in public policy.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Hammer, cleversponge, rew, distressed peasant, and Smartie deliver sharp political commentary at clever peasantry.

TIME WASTERS

Lesser-Known Movie Prequels

iPod My Baby Until Apple sues.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I sold most of mine a while ago. But I'm a bit of a speculator, so I kept a little."

-- Mark McClain, chairman of the Northwest branch of the Air Line Pilots Association, speculating on Northwest Airlines stock

"Was Huey Lewis the Pied Piper of the developmentally disabled, only with a harmonica instead of a fife?"

-- SF Weekly writer Katy St. Clair, on Huey Lewis and the News' huge developmentally disabled fan base

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