11/06 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

Britt Robson discusses the Timberwolves action over the weekend at Balls!

Pizzaman delivers a eulogy for the latest Pizzamobile at Streets of Pizza.

Mike Gunther, the Toasters, and Lions in the Street are just a few of the acts playing in town tonight. Check out Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go for a complete itinerary.

First smoking, then live music... find out what else the Minneapolis City Council is trying to ban in bars at American Idle.

THESE DAYS

An editorial set to appear today in the four leading newspapers for the military calls for the resignation of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

In 2004, the richest 1 percent of households—719,910 of them, with an average annual income of $326,720—had 19.8 percent of the entire nation's pretax income, according to a study by University of California-Berkeley economist Emmanuel Saez.

A police encounter with a naked man in El Cerrito, California, turned into an arrest on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon when the man confessed to having a screwdriver in his anus.

The British army has been forced to let obese recruits join up and extend their basic training after discovering that two thirds of teenagers were too fat to meet fitness rules.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Minneapolitan Prince Caspian's blog showcases photos of the north shore, southeastern Minnesota, downtown Minneapolis, and more. Check them out at From the Desk of Caspian the Tenth.

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TIME WASTERS

The music video for Neil Young's "Let's Impeach the President"

102 personal finance tips your professor never taught you

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"The methodology behind this scorecard is cuckoo for cocoa puffs."

— David Wade, spokesman for Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), responding to CNET News.com's technology-focused political guide showing Kerry as a loser, only voting "pro-tech" on 2 of 13 votes


"It's unhinged. It suggests this man has lost his mind. No one objectively could look at the way this war has been conducted, whether you were for it, as I was, or against it, and say that it has been done well. It's a disaster. For him to say it's a fantastic job suggests the president has lost it, I'm sorry, there's no other way to say it."

— conservative pundit Andrew Sullivan, commenting on President Bush's assertion that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will stay on the job through 2008


"People are always saying stuff about Pastor Ted. You just sort of blow it off."

— New Life Church member E.J. Cox, disregarding accusations of meth use and gay sex against National Association of Evangelicals president Ted Haggard. Haggard admitted last Friday that he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a gay prostitute.

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