Quote of the Day:
“I hate everyone.”
— WaPo‘s Ferguson activist reporter Wesley Lowery in a weekend Twitter declaration to LAT‘s Matt Pearce amid Lowery’s coverage.
“I walked into bootcamp and hit a target 1500 yards away with no training. Center mass.” — Blue Nation Review‘s Goldie Taylor.
“The brown air in the cold sky over Delhi is like a blanket, but not the comfortable kind – the kind you would use to suffocate someone.” — Shashank Benghali, South Asia correspondent, Los Angeles Times.
Geraldo family ski trip marred by “botched” surgery
“Family ski trip but dad can’t because foot still wrecked by botched back surgery @ NY’S Hospital for Special Surgery.” — FNC’s Geraldo Rivera.
NYT Mark Leibovich’s flip-flopping ways
“In everyday life, of course, people change their minds all the time. I just returned from a lunch date in which I first ordered a bowl of chicken soup, flip-flopped to a turkey sandwich while my friend ordered, then changed back to the soup by the time the waiter returned with our drinks (tap water, later adjusted to sparkling). Call me a flipping Jew; I don’t care. I tend to change my mind a lot, not because I am a liar but because I can be indecisive about certain things, including menus. I have a right to, especially because I am not running for anything.” — From a weekend story by Leibovich on how politician’s evolve. Read here.
Van Susteren is annoyed by the Obamas
NYT Bejing Bureau Chief picks out worst q from presser
“Worst question of the news conference so far is from Beijing News: Mr. Premier, do you shop online?” — Edward Wong, Bejing Bureau Chief, NYT.
Politico diagnoses the Secret Service as a bunch of alcoholics
“The Secret Service will not survive in its present form unless every single employee is empowered, both culturally and legally, to intervene when it appears that a colleague has had too much to drink; when supervisors have an incentive to pull those agents off details; when other agents decide that camaraderie and brotherhood are better served when agents have the balls to talk to each other openly about excess alcohol consumption.” — Marc Ambinder in a weekend story for Politico Magazine. Read here.
“Life throws you curves … but you learn to swerve.” — Washington Examiner‘s Kelly Cohen.
“I can confirm that Myrna had a beautiful, healthy 7 lb. 8 oz. baby boy,” Morrissey wrote. “I was with Myrna and she is absolutely thrilled … I am too!” — Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, I-74th, in The Richmond Dispatch. This is a text he sent regarding the birth of his former receptionist’s son. She was 17 when she worked for him, 19 now. He is 57 and scheduled to go to trial on perjury charges. The pair was allegedly in a sexual relationship. It’s unknown if the child is his.
Writer encounters strange interaction with landlord
“While dealing w/ the new landlord, one day he came to my restaurant and sat in my section. I’m sure it’s the longest he’s waited for brunch.” — Melanie Renzulli, writer, Rome.