2/20: Morning Communique
CITY PAGES BLOGS
Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit.
Jeff Chester of The Nation reports that the nation's largest telephone and cable companies are crafting an alarming set of strategies that would transform the free, open and nondiscriminatory Internet of today to a privately run and branded service that would charge a fee for virtually everything we do online.
Freedom Fries redux: Iranians love Danish pastries, but when they look for the flaky dessert at the bakery they now have to ask for "Roses of the Prophet Muhammad" in response to Danish newspapers reprinting cartoons featuring the Muslim prophet. [via AMERICAblog]
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
The gay 20-something Minneapolitan blogging at Welcome to My Life longs to be a married Toronto resident, see President Bush get impeached, and get a decent job.
Academy Award Winner Robin Williams needs a new agent if he's now accepting Chevy Chase roles: RV
Stephen and the Colberts perform their 1980s hit Charlene.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"I've pulled over and asked the cops, 'Could you please help me? They've been driving recklessly back there.' And they say, 'Sorry ma'am, I can't help you. This is how it is.' I mean, Princess Diana got killed by one of these people."
-- Britney Spears, bemoaning the paparazzi
"If he'd been in the military, he would have learned gun safety."
-- Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), taking a shot at Vice President Dick Cheney