8/31 Morning Communiqué

THESE DAYS

The Rev. Donald Wildmon's American Family Association has urged members to protest against CBS's decision to air an updated version of its 9/11 documentary in which firemen and other emergency workers are heard swearing.

Fuel expands in the heat, throwing off its measurement at the gas pumps. Hawaii, with an 86-degree fuel temperature, is the hottest. The state with the lowest gas temperature is Minnesota (53 degrees), and we pay $37 million less annually because of it.

A lack of federal money has triggered the shutdown of a coordinated effort to locate 135 people still listed as missing as a result of Hurricane Katrina.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Track Tracy Eberly's numerous issues with Minnesota's newspaper of record at Anti-Strib.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Some guy wearing 121 t-shirts

Photos of celebrities with regular folks equals non-stop entertainment at CelebSafari. (Send in your own pix)

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"I was watching TV and saw the trucks that said 'UN' on them and said, 'Man, you are so uncool, ineffective, anything.'"

-- Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine, discussing the metal band's new album United Abominations, its title prompted by Mustaine's disdain for the United Nations

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