12/21: Morning Communique

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Peter S. Scholtes has a ton of photos from First Avenue's 35th Anniversary party at Complicated Fun.

PizzaMan tells you how to spot a shitty tipper at Streets of Pizza.

THESE DAYS

Counterpunch has learned that the FBI has possession of the two "missing" black boxes from the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers.

Microsoft will end support for Internet Explorer for the Mac on December 31st, 2005, and will provide no further security or performance updates.

Pentagon officials have been spying on what they call "suspicious" meetings by civilian groups, including student groups opposed to the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on lesbian, gay and bisexual military personnel.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

DFL Governor and MN Campaign Report track news on the DFL candidates for Minnesota governor at the aptly named DFL Governor.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Don't forget the tampon angel for the top of your tree!

Tackle the harshest Minnesota winter with a V8 snow blower

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"The senator recognizes that in times of war, the President has the constitutional oversight or the constitutional ability to do whatever is necessary to protect the American people. He fully supports the President's ability to protect American lives by going this step in terms of listening in on conversations."

-- Robert L. Traynham, spokesman for Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) [via AmericaBlog]


"We're not astronauts. We're just asses."

-- Paul French, 26, a contestant on the UK reality show Space Cadets, who was one of three participants tricked into thinking he had traveled in space


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