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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Quote of the Day:

“The poop earrings, remarkable, really.”

— MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Etsy’s poop offerings. The above were deer poop earrings. There was also facial tissue (well, I think it’s for the face) that comes out of a poop-shaped box.

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Want to learn more about Jonathan Strong‘s departure from Breitbart and the launching of his new firm? See the writeup on Breitbart News. (And if you believe their parting of ways was rosy, then you likely believe in 9-11 government conspiracies or that Matthew Boyle wasn’t at all one of the reasons why Strong took an unscheduled five-week strike from the site in January.)

Only in Washington 

“Congrats @michael_steel. Consider this tweet a reminder that i praised your career move and would love a scoop down the road.” — HuffPost‘s Sam Stein.

House Speaker John Boehner‘s press secretary Michael Steel is moving to Miami to work for Jeb Bush‘s PAC. Per Politico‘s Jake Sherman. See here.

The Critic 

“One article about nail salons thankfully prompts govt action, but hundreds of articles abt Wall St abusing millions prompts almost no action.” — David Sirota, The International Business Times.

The Observer

“The worst thing about ‘careers in journalism’ is that the end of the road payoffs (book deals, hand jobs) are such small ball.” — Mother JonesBen Dreyfuss.

Real Salon Promo: “America’s sexual appetite is evolving, and anal is now on the menu.”

Strangely, the story they tweeted MONDAY NIGHT is from February. What the hell?

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Question to ponder: “Is there not a woman out there that hasn’t been hit on or spoken to inappropriately? You handle it. You don’t whine on twitter about it.” — Kathleen McKinley, formerly a writer for The Houston Chronicle and Newsbusters.

Mother’s Day fallout…

“Husband tip: It’s not just the thought that counts.” — National Journal‘s serial tweeter Ron Fournier.

“Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmothers, mothers-in-law, and stepmoms out there.” — National Review‘s Jim Geraghty. Because who doesn’t want Jim Geraghty wishing your mom, who’s probably not on Twitter, a Happy Mother’s Day?!

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“Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there. BUT MINE IS THE BEST!” — Media MattersOliver Willis.