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Weingarten Defends D.C.WaPo “humorist” Gene Weingarten uses his weekend column to defend the honor of Washington, D.C. from NYP’s Cindy Adams. Adams famously bashed Washington a few weeks ago, calling it “a sewer.” While Adams doesn’t return Weingarten’s requests for an interview, Gene tries interviewing her anyway. He writes, “Cindy, I make fun of Washington all the time, but I do it because it is the opposite of dirty. It’s as though we took a city and surgically removed all the grit. Washington is spit-shined. People are annoyingly polite and genteel. Nobody jaywalks. The homeless wear spats. You can eat off the sidewalk; indeed, many fine restaurants encourage it. Whereas — and I mean no disrespect to your city — New York smells of stale pee, with a fresh pee chaser.” Is Gene trying to start ANOTHER DC-NYC turf war? Good for Gene for taking on a tired, hack writer for a major market newspaper. Where on EARTH could he have come up with such an idea?

Ashley Judd bares it all and Diplomat Dennis Rodman

Breaking: Ashley Judd Has Breasts and She’s Not Afraid to Use Them – With more and more people giving legitimacy to the “Ashley Judd is running for Senate in Kentucky” rumor, The Daily Caller has stepped up their coverage of the actress. Last week, Alex Pappas ran down a history of Judd’s bizarre comments on a wide range of issues. Today, Taylor Bigler runs down Judd’s on-screen nudity. Bigler writes, “The actress has bared her breasts in several films and has had some raunchy sex scenes in others.” We know this because Bigler cites MrSkin.com, ““the largest free nude celebrity movie archive.” I’ll need to start checking that site more often for, you know, news.

Dennis Rodman is An American Hero – By now you’ve heard about the insane visit that former NBA player Dennis Rodman took a trip to North Korea and met with Kim Jong Un. It was a weird situation which only got weirder when Rodman took his act to “This Week” with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. Politico’s Patrick Gavin took the time to round up some reaction from all around D.C. My personal favorite is the one from WaPo’s Aaron Blake, who tweeted, “”This Dennis Rodman interview on This Week is one of the most confusing things I’ve ever seen.” Considering some of the dog and pony shows that have been trotted out onto Sunday shows under the guise of “news,” that’s really saying something.

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