Ellison’s Must Read of the Day

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My must read of the day is “Obama Needs Larger Goal Than Securing Ukraine Crash Site,” in the Wall Street Journal.

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British Glamour Smoke Profits From Suckers

Lucy Harrold Instagram

Lucy Harrold Instagram

Lucy Harrold is circulating around the bro blogoshphere today because, despite being photogenic and a heavy spender, poor Lucy just can’t find herself a “boyfriend.”

It’d probably help to not wear a wedding veil on Instagram. That belongs on a Pintrest board. Marriage is the last thing a single feller looking at your Instagram has on his mind.

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Hillary Clinton Has Made $12 Million Since Leaving the State Department

She is the 0.01 percent
Elderly homeowner Hillary Clinton holds an hour's worth of wages. (AP)

Elderly homeowner Hillary Clinton holds an hour's worth of wages. (AP)

Hillary Clinton has “earned” at least $12 million since quitting her job as Secretary of State, Bloomberg reports. Sources of income include her underperforming memoir, along with paid appearances at corporate gatherings (e.g. Goldman Sachs) and six-figure speeches at public universities.

Clinton, who owns at least two homes and hasn’t driven a car in decades, is trying to present herself as a champion of hardworking Americans. Bloomberg notes that while Hillary’s so-called earnings “represent a fraction of the Clinton family’s total income,” they were ample enough to place her “in the top one-hundredth of the 1 percent.” She is the 0.01 percent, and she’s very concerned about income inequality.

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‘No,’ Matt. The Answer Is ‘No.’

Roger Sterling smoking

Shot:

Chaser:

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Spreadsheet Detailing Husband’s Failed Attempts To Bed Wife Goes Viral

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In the latest commentary on our TMI social media generation, a man’s detailed spreadsheet chronicling his wife’s constant refusal to make love with him (along with the reasons given) have made it to the Internet and caused a sensation.

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Start NFL Training Camp by Nitpicking Peter King’s First ‘Fine 15′

Football is Back! Kinda!/linzeylulu14 Instagram

Football is Back! Kinda!/linzeylulu14 Instagram

For as much guff as SI’s Peter King gets for his ruminations on airport coffee, the NFL season starts when the man files his first training camp dispatch. Hidden amongst the faux optimism for a squad that’ll likely go 5-11 is King’s inaugural Fine 15 list, a full 45 days before people like myself get to learn how wrong we are.

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Why ‘Snowpiercer’ Succeeds and ‘The Purge’ Fails

I want shoe! ... to know your place

I want shoe! ... to know your place

Over the weekend, I watched Snowpiercer again, this time on a huge screen at the Angelika Mosaic as oppose to a rather small screen at a D.C. theater.* It plays so much better on the huge screen than it does on the small screen that I’m actually kind of angry that a.) I saw the film in that dreadfully tiny theater the first time around, and b.) so many people are going to watch this film on VOD rather than at the multiplex.

Anyway, I got to thinking again about just how much better this picture was than The Purge: Anarchy. (I scathingly reviewed that film here.) I have to say, I was somewhat surprised to see people I respect giving the film positive notices. Over at Vulture, Bilge Ebiri wrote that it was “breathtaking to watch a throwaway studio sequel break its corporate chains before your very eyes and become something thrilling and dangerous and alive.” Indiewire’s Eric Kohn’s review is headlined “Why ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Is this Summer’s Essential Guilty Pleasure.”

This town deserves a better class of allegory. And Joon-ho Bong has already given it to us. (Some spoilers for both The Purge: Anarchy and Snowpiercer after the jump.)

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Ellison’s Must Read of the Day

Ellison must read

My must read of the day is “What we learned from liberals at Netroots Nation,” in Politico.

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Hillary Clinton has earned at least $12 million in 16 months since leaving the State Department.

Jay Carney is rumored to be in talks with Apple.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) believes U.S.-Russia relations have reached Cold War levels.

Israel’s Iron Dome has successfully intercepted 86% of the Palestinian rockets that it has engaged during Operation ‘Protective Edge.’

DMX is a big fan of eating dog food.

Meet Anderson Pooper, an American hero:

Why I’ll Miss Erin Andrews

Miss You, EA/Erin Andrews Instagram

Miss You, EA/Erin Andrews Instagram

College football is not only changing on the field, but also in the broadcasting booth. First news broke that Uncle Brent Musburger was being relegated to calling third tier SEC game to complete his illustrious career.

Who would have thought Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews latest photo shoot in the L.A. Coliseum would be her last time in a college stadium as a member of our college football family?

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Democratic Primary Voters Increasingly Concerned About Hillary’s Age

Free Beacon reporting likely a key factor
Public speaker Hillary Clinton is one of the oldest politicians in the world. (AP)

Public speaker Hillary Clinton is one of the oldest politicians in the world. (AP)

The Free Beacon’s tireless reporting on, and in-depth analysis of, Hillary Clinton’s advanced age and possibly deteriorating health appears to be causing some Democratic voters to rethink their support for the elderly homeowner.

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Miranda Kerr’s Flip Cup Fail

Miranda Kerr Instagram

Miranda Kerr Instagram

2014 has been a rough year for Victoria’s Secret. Their sexy sports bra fashion line cratered and now one of its premier angels suffered a humiliating defeat on national television. VS’s Miranda Kerr crumbled under the pressure of the flip cup arena.

Jimmy Fallon continues to singlehandedly save NBC by importing his super smoke flip cup game to the Tonight Show; last night he squared off versus Miranda. Miranda probably hasn’t had a sip of beer in her entire life.

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Ellison’s Election Tip Sheet

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Cook Political Report changed their rating of the Iowa Senate race to the “toss up” column, Friday morning, writing:

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EXPLAINER: If You Don’t Pay Your Bills, You Don’t Get Stuff

Image via Flickr user joeshlabotnik

Image via Flickr user joeshlabotnik

Apparently there’s a big debate going on right now in Detroit about people not paying their water bills. Some believe that you should be able to not pay your water bill and continue to receive water. Others believe that you should only be able to receive water if you pay your water bill.

Seriously.

This is a debate.

Anyway, Nolan Finley, a Detroit News columnist, made the very reasonable point that if you don’t pay your bills, you don’t get stuff. Here’s Finley:

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