6/8/2005: Morning Communique


Peter S. Scholtes revives his blog, Complicated Fun, with a review of Batman Begins, as well as the biggest jpegs of Sunny Ade you'll find on the internet.

This week's City Pages counts down Minnesota's Fifty Greatest Hits. What? Where's Limited Warranty!?!


Michael Deppler, director of the International Monetary Fund's European department, says the current weak euro is good news for Europe as it helps its exporters.

Michael Cornfeld, a researcher who studied the impact of weblogs on politics, believes President Bush made the best use of the Internet in the 2004 presidential campaign, MediaPost reports.

A Los Alamos National Laboratory auditor who was scheduled to testify at a congressional hearing about alleged fraud and mismanagement at the University of California-run nuclear weapons lab was assaulted early Sunday in what his wife and lawyer say was an effort to silence him.


Is the Bush family the evil reincarnation of the Medici family? Read all about it at The Discreet Confessions of Douglas T. Allbright.


Paul Westerberg, Debra Messing, and Martin Lawrence lend their voices to sassy little woodland creatures in the Fall 2006 animated feature Open Season.

Tim's Badly Drawn Cat website


"The homosexuals have enormous influence. It's a very artsy city, and everything's very expensive. That's one reason families can't afford to live there anymore. It's all geared toward either the single life or the two-income adult life without kids."

-- Robert H. Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute, discussing San Francisco's low 18-and-under population

"Texans made a decision about marriage and if there's a state that has more lenient views than Texas, then maybe that's a better place for them to live."

-- Texas Governor Rick Perry, telling gay Texans to move to San Francisco

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