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Quotes of the Day

“Sunrise at ‘Keswick Hall’ Thomas Jefferson Country Charlottesville, Va.” — Photograph by Sky News White House Commentator and Georgetown Adjunct Prof. Jon-Christopher Bua.

Dangerous times…

“Dammit, I think I accidentally killed my pumpkin vines. Was trimming them but might’ve cut the main vine. Hope not.” — NPR’s Andy Carvin.

Bizarre hurricane plant fallout

“I think the hurricane was full of seeds. All kinds of unusual sprouting in the balcony boxes this morning. #greenshoots” — The Atantic‘s online Politics Editor Garance Franke-Ruta.

Henneberger scolded for enjoying Nat Review story

“Was just reprimanded for laughing out loud while reading Mark Steyn‘s National Review cover story on free speech: ‘Stop laughing at conservative jokes!’ (Child of mine, is it not a free country? And it is a good piece…)” — Left-leaning former Politics Daily Editor-in-Chief Melinda Henneberger.

TV reporter makes urgent declaration about rain

“I love the rain! …….There, I said it.” — WaPo Opinion Columnist Jonathan Capehart.

NJ scribe leaves for Iraq

“Setting off on a 3-week reporting trip to #Iraq. Charlie’s tail was down as I left; she could sense something was up.I miss Annie already.” — NJ‘s Yochi Dreazen.

A meaningful walk through MLK memorial

“Saw the MLK memorial today w/ my dad, who marched w/ him thru hostile streets in Chicago in ’65. And my son, who grows up in a better world.” — Politico‘s Molly Ball.

Is the cupcake craze finally crashing?

“Dear girl on Metro wearing what I presume is an ironic? shirt featuring a cupcake with a thought-bubbled, “?*#!” I don’t get it.” — Roll Call‘s Meredith Shiner.

Necessary Tweet of the Day

“I am never allowing Cinnamon Toast Crunch in my house again. Devil in a cardboard box.” — MetroWeekly Co-Publisher Sean Bugg.

Unnecessary Tweet of the Day

“Managed to grill the salmon in between summer DC thunderstorms. Now it’s pouring again #justintime” — The Daily Beast Washington Bureau Chief Howard Kurtz. Don’t take this the wrong way Howie, but we actually prefer you self-pimping your show to mindless chatter about your salmon grilling abilities.

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