News: Dirty Brown Towels, Nick Lachey, Bush vs. Osama
Family Research Council wingnut issues warning that religious freedom is under attack, citing "declining alarm" over same-sex marriage as an indicator that expression has been stifled. FRC's Tony Perkins: "There are a number of pastors that said, 'Look, we don't get involved in politics, I'm not going to get involved in this issue, I just want to preach the gospel. When they realize their ability to preach the gospel may very well be at stake, they may reconsider their involvement."
Make-up artist/renovator Billy Brasfield is remaking Aberdeen, Mississippi, house by house. Mom: "From a very small age he would build houses from Legos. He’s been creative all his life, and when he sees something that needs to be done he just does it.’"
Bush: Capturing Bin Laden "not a top priority use of American resources."
Nick Lachey says the most adventurous place he's ever had sex is an airport bathroom. And last time we checked, those hadn't gone coed yet.
Exercises in branding: Cleveland Browns launch unfortunately-named marketing gimmick.
Michael Chertoff: If we inspect cargo for nukes, the terrorists win. NYT: "Congress and the American public must accept that the government cannot protect every possible target against attack if it wants to avoid fulfilling Al Qaeda’s goal of bankrupting the nation, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff told a Senate committee Tuesday."