Ellison’s Must Read of the Day

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My must read of the day is “Red-State Dems Form ‘Blue Senate 2014’ Joint PAC,” in the Weekly Standard.

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Trouble in paradise? The New York Times is out with a story about the lack of relationship between Congress and President Obama

Attorney General Eric Holder is heading to Ferguson, MO on Wednesday.

ISIL is warning it will attack Americans and “drown all of us in blood.”

Charlie Sheen has taken the ALS challenge to a whole new level.

Johnny Football was caught flipping the bird to the Redskins sideline last night.

Yes, Hillary Clinton Has a Mitt Romney Problem

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New York Times reporter turned New York magazine blogger Annie Lowrey thinks people should shut up already about Hillary Clinton’s insatiable appetite for money and the sense of enjoyment and entitlement she presumably gets every time she disembarks a Gulfstream jet on the way to her presidential suite near some publicly funded university that’s paying her five times the median income to give a one-hour speech to a room full of rich people.

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#ProTip: If You’re Slow and Fat, Don’t Steal

The future belongs to obese Farkuses

Gawker, which sucks, just published this remarkable bit of drivel. Every line in it is wrong and I suggest you read the whole thing to get a sense of the magnitude of its wrongness. From the scare quotes around “crime” to describe “taking something that is not yours” to the admonition that you shouldn’t call a fat child who steals from you fat because, hey, what about his feels to describing the actual victim of the actual crime as “sociopathic,” every single thing about Jordan Sargent’s piece is terrible. It’s so terrible, in fact, that I half-expected to see one of those enormous “SATIRE” tags Facebook’s adopting.

Alas, I think he’s being serious. Even in this last line which is so astoundingly terrible it’s … well, go ahead and read it: “If you are nonviolently mugged by a child, continue to let him run along with his friends. The world will be a better place.”

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Learn Big Knockout Boxing From Caitlin O’Connor

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For the uninitiated, watching mixed martial arts events can be like traveling to a foreign country, with Saturday’s Big Knockout Boxing being a visit to a more exotic locale than usual. As most fights judge wins by submission or by technicality, BKB is specially designed for knockouts. The only similarity between this flavor of MMA and traditional fighting in the octagon was that it was hosted by knockouts, such as lead knockout ring girl Caitlin O’Connor.

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Obama Wind Farms Continue to Slaughter Adorable Winged Creatures

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The Obama administration’s effort to save the environment by exterminating non-human life forms is succeeding dramatically, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

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Hillary Clinton and the Beclowning of the American Left

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If Hillary Clinton wants the Democratic nomination in 2016 (and why wouldn’t she, given that basically everything she’s ever done since roughly 1975, when she agreed to defend a child rapist as a “favor” for an Arkansas prosecutor, has been calculated to maximize her political power and/or personal fortune?) it would seem to be hers for the taking.

No matter what. There is not a damn thing committed liberals—the ones whose primary consideration for choosing a president is something other than “That would be really cool because she’s a woman”—can do about it. Is there?

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Farewell to ‘Wilfred,’ the Weirdest, Darkest Show on TV

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Many spoilers for Wilfred, the series finale of which aired on Wednesday, below.

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Ellison’s Must Read of the Day

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My must read of the day is “A Memoir Is Not a Status Update,” by Dani Shapiro, in the New Yorker.

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Laura Cremaschi Is Better Than SportsCenter

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My ambivalence toward soccer is well documented. In the six minute introduction to the newly christened SEC Network, I felt more compelled to watch Georgia gymnastics than I’ve ever felt about watching soccer. Soccer needs to adopt the marketing prowess of Italian glamour model Laura Cremaschi.

You could see Laura lounging on the beach yesterday.

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Bipartisan Chorus Calls on NYT Public Editor to Address Shameful Cartoon

R.O. Blechman (photo credit Michael D. Leroy)

Following my fisking of R.O. Blechman’s horrendously awful cartoon in yesterday’s New York Times, I saw just one defense of the cartoonist:

And even that defense is pretty tepid (I’ll address it below in a moment). Everyone else was on the same page as I. Indeed, the consensus was so broad VOX DOT COM’s Max Fisher joined this here Kate Upton Warmongering Blog in saying hey, wtf NYT?

Horrible cartoons: building bridges* since 2014!

A bipartisan chorus of folks last night called on New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan to address the horrendous creation. I endorse this wholeheartedly. Here are a few questions she might ask:

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Ellison’s Must Read of the Day

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My must read of the day is, “Indian PM urges an end to violence against women,” in the Associated Press.

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The Clinton Empire Grows Larger by the Day

That Hillary's so hot right now.

Not unlike the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the Clinton Political Empire (CPE) is expanding and radicalizing, Politico’s Ken Vogel reports.

In what was described as “a major power play,” Clinton minion and loyal Free Beacon reader David Brock is taking over as head of the allegedly nonpartisan (but actually left-wing) watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). Brock was elected chairman of the group last week “after laying out a multifaceted expansion intended to turn the group into a more muscular—and likely partisan—attack dog,” Vogel writes.

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