10/21: Morning Communique
CITY PAGES BLOGS
Peter S. Scholtes profiles Gino Washington and Geno Washington at Complicated Fun.
Corey Anderson has Dar Williams, John Hartford, and Hayseed Dixie in the Friday Random Ten at American Idle.
A recent State University of New York study showed that women who are directly exposed to semen are less depressed. The researchers think this is because mood-altering hormones in semen are absorbed through the vagina.
Marty Bahamonde, a FEMA regional director, told a Senate panel investigating the government's response to the Katrina disaster that he gave regular updates to people in contact with then-FEMA Director Michael Brown as early as Aug. 28, and was met with silence.
Actor Alexis Arquette, brother of Rosanna, David, and Patricia, is planning on broadcasting his sex change operation in a two-hour special on the A&E network.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
The trio of Memberblogger, Truth and Justice, and MnSky search the web for a little honesty at Truth Surfer.
Never invite Scorpy to a tail-touch game.
An unaired nude scene from the marital counselling episode of Family Guy. [NSFW]
FREEDOM OF SPEECH [POLITICAL PARTY PARSING EDITION]
"Republican politicians are the same as Democratic politicians in that they like to spend money. Democrats want to raise taxes to pay for it, and Republicans allow the next generation to pay for it."
-- Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), in a speech to the George Washington University College Republicans [via The Hill]
"That's a difference between Democrats and Republicans -- we don't want them next door molesting children and murdering women."
-- Republican DA and New York senatorial candidate Jeanine Pirro, on the Democrats's love of child molesters and murderers