9/27: Morning Communique
CITY PAGES BLOGS
Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.
A Pocatello, Idaho, weatherman who gained attention for claiming that Hurricane Katrina was caused by the Japanese mafia using a Russian electromagnetic generator has quit the television station to pursue the theory.
Suspects arrested or detained by federal authorities could be forced to provide samples of their DNA that would be recorded in a central database under a provision of a Senate bill to expand government collection of personal data.
"Saving Private Ryan" actor Tom Sizemore is set to release a series of his own home-made sex films to raise some cash. Heh, heh, sizemore.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Just a pale, Midwestern guy kicking W when he's down at Truetone.
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington released a report on the 13 Most Corrupt Members Of Congress.
Banned Books Week 2005 is September 24 - October 1. You may enjoy flipping through one of the most frequently challenged books of 2004.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"A few weeks ago, we did a story on worshipers returning to the shattered churches of the Gulf Coast, and I made an offhand comment based on an old expression that said, 'There are no atheists in foxholes or hurricane zones.' Well, many have since pointed out that there are 30 million atheists in this country and among them, Katrina victims, first responders and relief donors. I stand corrected."
-- "Good Morning America" weekend anchor Bill Weir