9/20: Morning Communique

THESE DAYS

Prime Minister Tony Blair believes BBC coverage of Hurricane Katrina is "full of hate" for America, media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has claimed in a speech.

A team of U.S. scientists has found the emotionally impaired are more willing to gamble for high stakes and that people with brain damage may make good financial decisions.

United Nations Foundation President, Timothy E. Wirth, has called for Fox News to withdraw and publicly apologize for remarks made by the network's Bill O'Reilly. O'Reilly said he "wished" that Hurricane Katrina had hit the United Nations building in New York City.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Eric at Blogenheimer throws a dart at the internet and it usually lands on something pretty interesting.

TIME WASTERS

When friends drop by unexpectedly, be glad you have a six pack of delicious Sofia Mini Blanc de Blancs from the Niebaum-Coppola Winery in your fridge!

Bill Gates teams up with Napoleon Dynamite in a video spoof shown at PDC2005.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"Bush is giving his homeboys Halliburton the rebuilding contracts to our cities. Bush is the biggest pimp."

-- Mississippi rapper David Banner, introducing his hit, "Like A Pimp," at the Heal the Hood benefit concert this weekend


"Cindy Sheehan is a clown. There is no real anti-war movement. No serious politician, with anything to do with anything, would show his face at an anti-war rally."

-- Karl Rove at businessman Teddy Forstmann's annual off the record gathering in Aspen, Colorado this weekend [via HuffPo]


"You run down the list of things we thought we could accomplish and you have to wonder what we thought we were thinking. You get the impression that we're more than listless. We're sunk."

-- a Bush Administration member who joined on in 2001, in the American Spectator


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