Sunday, August 22, 2010

Daily Blend: Sunday, August 22, 2010

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MSNBC sportswriter Mike Celizic
MSNBC sportswriter Mike Celizic
[source: MSNBC]

It’s a cold, rainy day today. I guess that means I’ll have to stay inside all day long. … Wait

  • Power Cops: Woman gets shirt and bra wet at water park with 7-year-old son. Police demand she cover up and give her personal information “for the database”. Having not broken any laws, she refuses. So they arrest her.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Cancer Journal: Heavy, moving article by MSNBC reporter and sports columnist Mike Celizic [pictured] about the couple of weeks he has left to live.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Big Brother: Obama administration filtering hundreds of Freedom of Information Act requests through political channels, gathering information on those who make the requests and their motives.
    (via The Agitator)

  • “Ground Zero Mosque”: Excellent in-depth New York Times profile of imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the manufactroversial Park51 Islamic cultural center (or “Ground Zero Mosque”). Can be summarized by a single sentence: “In any case, calling him a jihadist appears even less credible than calling him a United States agent.
    (via @hudsonette)

  • Iran’s Military Fantasies: Iran unveils its first domestic long-range unmanned bomber jet, called an “ambassador of death” – with a “main message of peace and friendship”.
    (via @BreakingNews)

  • Tabloid Truth: For once, I agree with a trashy tabloid’s strong wording on the subject of racist Islamophobic thugs.
    (via @religionnews)

If you have any story suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send them in.