12/12 Morning Communiqué

CITY PAGES BLOGS AND NEWS

El Vez, Human Hands, and Cafe Scientifique are just a few of the acts playing around town tonight. Check out Chuck Terhark's City Planner at Culture To Go for a complete itinerary.

Another embarrassing presidential gaffe uncovered at American Idle.

We remember the last black veteran of World War I at Corpus Obscurum.

THESE DAYS

Kevin Pugh of Cedar Bluff has been fined $279 for tossing a pig over the counter at the Holiday Inn Express in West Point, Mississippi. Russell Crowe would be proud.

When the State Department recently asked the CIA for names of Iranians who could be sanctioned for their involvement in a clandestine nuclear weapons program, the agency refused, so the State Department turned to Google.

Popular singer Mariah Carey is trying to put a stop to adult starlet Mary Carey's attempt to trademark her name.

MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY

Tim Elliott blogs on wine prices, wine website reviews, taste tests and more at Winecast.

[Minnesota-based blog directory]

TIME WASTERS

Premiere magazine's 20 most overrated movies of all time [via Fimoculous]

Tom DeLay's blog

Vanity Fair reveals Dick Cheney's Google searches [via Tild]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

"This opens up the fun of hunting to additional people, and I think that's great. When they aim the gun the guide tells them, aim two inches higher or two inches lower and you're on the target, and you're off and running."

— Texas State Rep. Edmund Kuempel, filing a bill for the 2007 legislative session that would allow legally blind hunters to use a laser sight

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