Didn’t like “Take This Town and Shove It?” Then try “Take This Town and Love It” by Politico‘s Jonathan Allen who wrote up a pretty polite but eloquent and meaningful counter to Lexington Herald-Leader‘s Sam Youngman‘s anti-Washington story for Politico Magazine. An excerpt: Sure, Washington attracts climbers, socialites and folks who jockey for handshake position at weddings, bar mitzvahs and funerals—not to mention an endless line of whiners who love to recall just how great things were back home in the city, town, suburb or exurb they couldn’t wait to leave. Most of all, though, it draws people who want to be part of the debates that shape our democracy. The vast majority of them don’t spend their nights at the Hay Adams hotel bar trying to gain power through osmosis and won’t ever ride on Air Force One. All of which brings me to another canard: Washingtonians aren’t real people. Read the full story here.
Tyra wants to ban “fat” talk. Yup, another one. Like MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinksi and actress Jennifer Lawrence, model and terrible talk show host Trya Banks wants to ban people from using the word “fat” to describe something. She thinks the words “plus-size” is harmful to women. It’s freedom of speech. A basic in this country. So shut up already. Read here.