8/14 Morning Communiqué
Blairgowrie resident Gregor Spalding has been shown leniency in Perth Sheriff Court after explaining he was growing cannabis to use the drug to tackle a genital itch.
Authorities charged the director of a Christian boot camp and an employee with dragging a 15-year-old girl behind a van after she fell behind the group during a morning run.
MINNESOTA BLOG OF THE DAY
Liberal firebrand Mark Gisleson rattles the political cages on the left and the right at Norwegianity.
A poster of Marlon Brando as Don Corleone using the entire script from The Godfather
FREEDOM OF SPEECH
"One month from The Anniversary, I'm thinking another 9/11 would help America."
— Philadelphia Daily News columnist Stu Bykofsky, recalling the unified America following the September 11 attacks
"The man's legacy is a conservative movement largely discredited and disunited, a president with lower consistent approval ratings than any in modern history, a generational shift to the Democrats, a resurgent al Qaeda, an endless catastrophe in Iraq, a long hard struggle in Afghanistan, a fiscal legacy that means bankrupting America within a decade, and the poisoning of American religion with politics and vice-versa."
— conservative blogger Andrew Sullivan on outgoing White House chief political strategist Karl Rove
"It's too bad the 9/11 terrorists did not patronize Northwest Airlines; they undoubtedly would have been stranded in Logan airport until they all collectively renounced Islam."
— Chuck Klosterman, in a recent Esquire column, attempting to fly from New York to Tulsa in time to see a time capsule containing a Plymouth Belvedere opened during Tulsarama. He was late.