It would appear we haven't been totally deprived of fall yet by climate change. Nice day.
The line is open. Final notes:
* DWI: MADD provides an update on the long-running high profile case of a DWI offender who faces a probation revocation hearing for again failing an alcohol test.
* SECRETS OF THE GOP: Lots of people are sending around this article written by a former GOP operative sickened of what the Republican Party has come to stand for (rich people, war and evangelical religion), but not much less contemptuous of cowardly Democrats in the face of a political change that he sees ultimately wrecking the democratic process and U.S. stature in the world.