8/23 Morning Communiqué

THESE DAYS

The Minneapolis Public Safety & Regulatory Services Committee is meeting at 1:30 today in Room 317 at City Hall to discuss prohibiting the use of alleys for through pedestrian traffic, except for abutting property owners, tenants, their guests and invitees, and law enforcement personnel.

German astronomers revealed Monday that they possess one of the world's rarest videotape collections: original images of the Apollo moon landings that had been lost by NASA.

During a half-hour speech before the Tulsa Metro Chamber, Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-OK) called the United Nations an "absolute disaster" whose peacekeepers in Africa have been "going around teaching girls to be prostitutes."

Two live diamondback rattlesnakes were released in a Phoenix movie theater during a showing of the new film Snakes on a Plane. UPDATE: Only one snake, and it entered the theater under his own power

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

LissyJo states she's learning "how to juggle a baby, work, and graduate school." I'd pay to watch her juggle a baby, a bowling pin, and a chain saw, but that's just me. Read about this Minneapolis momma at Adventures of a Mother / Wife / Grad Student / Nurse.

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TIME WASTERS

The Teletubbies and MC Hammer: 2 Legit 2 Quit

Learn how to shuffle a deck of cards with one hand

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"If we do not get control of our borders, by 2050 Americans of European descent will be a minority in the nation their ancestors created and built. No nation has ever undergone so radical a demographic transformation and survived."

-- political pundit Pat Buchanan, from his new book, State of Emergency

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