TheDC Morning: How to kill yourself in one easy step

Jamie Weinstein Senior Writer
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1.) How to kill yourself in one easy step — Go to Slater’s 50/50 and buy the bacon burger. Justin Green reports for TheDC:

“Bacon fans worldwide can now rejoice at the announcement that Slater’s 50/50 —  a California restaurant chain known for featuring a burger consisting of 50 percent bacon and 50 percent beef – has taken the bacon burger to new heights. The aptly named ‘Merica Burger is 100 percent ground bacon and is served with (among other ingredients) bacon-flavored cheese, bacon-flavored dressing and, of course, a slice of bacon.”

Who was demanding this? Seriously. Who? Let us know so we can go over to their house and punch them in the face. Or give them an award. One of the two. Just not sure which right now.

2.) Walsh your mouth — Republican Rep. Joe Walsh is catching some flak on the campaign trail, reports TheDC’s Alexis Levinson:

“Illinois Rep. Joe Walsh came under attack for controversial comments he made Sunday, when he attacked his opponent Tammy Duckworth, a military veteran and double amputee, for politicizing her military service … In a speech on Sunday, Walsh praised Sen. John McCain, saying that he had repeatedly shrugged off pressure from his advisers to speak about his military career on the campaign. When he finally did, Walsh said, it was clear that it was not a topic he was comfortable discussing publicly. ‘That’s what’s so noble about our heroes,’ Walsh said. ‘Now I’m running against a woman who — I mean, my God — that’s all she talks about.'”

It’s possible — just possible — that this may not be the most well thought through message to be campaigning on. Perhaps Walsh might want to think this one through a second time. And a third time if he comes to the same conclusion.

3.) Defining innovation downTheDC’s Caroline May reports on a congressman who we should hope never becomes Secretary of Education:

“Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson claimed in late May that America’s schools should be modeled after Islamic madrassas in video that recently surfaced. ‘America will never tap into educational innovation and ingenuity without looking at the model that we have in our madrassas, in our schools, where innovation is encouraged, where the foundation is the Quran,’ Carson said in the speech. ‘And that model that we are pushing in some of our schools meets the multiple needs of students.'”

Yes, because when you think of innovation, you immediately think of madrassas, right? And when you think of modernity, how can you not think of societies founded on the Quran? Saudi Arabia, for instance, is just booming with … with … with …. nothing but oil.

4.) Just hanging around —If you’re a Politico reporter who wants to discuss your latest shitburger, Joe Williams is still on staff to talk things through, reports TheDC’s Alex Pappas:

“Politico’s White House correspondent Joe Williams is on his way out the door. But the reporter who found himself ousted from his job — after making a penis joke about the Romneys, accusing his own publication of ‘blatant racism’ and saying the Republican nominee for president is much more comfortable around ‘white folks’ — isn’t technically gone yet. In fact, he’s still employed with the company and is still using his company email.

5.) Poll of the Day: Florida remains close — WeAskAmerica poll of Florida voters: President Obama 46%, Mitt Romney 45%.

6.) Tweet of Yesterday daveweigel: Could have used this info YESTERDAY RT @Slate: What really happens when you are bitten by a radioactive spider?

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