8/9 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS

Steve Monaco has a few words for Democrats following Joe Lieberman's loss in the Democratic primary last night at Couch Pundit.

THESE DAYS

Army officials say they are considering allowing a private developer to build a 125-acre military theme park, hotel and conference center complex next to a national Army museum at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Retreating glaciers and thawing permafrost, the frozen soil that can glue mountains together, are causing cliff faces in the Swiss Alps to collapse into the canyons below. [via Undernews]

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

David W. Downing discusses national politics, the minimum wage, stem cell research, and letters to the Pioneer Press at Downing World.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Bea Arthur and Rock Hudson perform a variety show number about everybody doing drugs

Bloom County and Outland cartoonist Berkeley Breathed discusses neuroses, anxieties and his in-laws with Psychology Today's William Whitney.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"You know, I hear people say, well, civil war this, civil war that. The Iraqi people decided against civil war when they went to the ballot box."

-- President Bush, sharing his perception of the situation in Iraq


"The old politics of partisan polarization won today. For the sake of our state, our country and my party, I cannot, I will not let this result stand."

-- Sore loser-man Joe Lieberman, who lost the Democratic primary for his Connecticut senate seat last night, and has chosen to run as an "independent Democrat"



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