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Dear Washington Examiner: Does it Really Take a Rape Phrase to Get Your Attention?

Apparently the neanderthals over at the Washington Examiner Circulation Department don’t comprehend the phrase, “no means no.” They apparently think “no” means yes, please come over and hang out all over my lawn. And have a picnic while you’re at it.

We’ve written about this matter before. In one case, NYT Magazine writer Matt Bai complained about receiving the paper against his will at two different homes in the D.C. area for years. In another, Media Matters communications employee Tyrone Gayle had a exasperating weekend of the Examiner trying to force itself on him by landing daily on his doorstep.”No one likes you,” he said pointedly. A little harsh. But this is what forced entry elicits: unbridled rage.

Now a woman named “Sue” on a Cleveland Park Yahoo! group is complaining that her entire block is being littered with copies of the paper. We’re withholding her surname for safety purposes. “The unwanted Examiner newspaper is back: copies littered my block on Sunday. I recycled mine and the ones delivered to out-of town neighbors, and called the customer service number this morning. (It’s on the bag: 866-733-7323)

“A bit of good news: I got a human right away. A second bit of good news: first, the customer service rep said each neighbor had to call. But I reminded her that these were like signs saying ‘Hi, Burglar, I’m away’ and she agreed to check. Sure enough, each of those neighbors had ‘stopped’ The Examiner in the past. She sighed and said ‘I’ll send out the stop order again.’”

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Political director wants spring to meet its deadline

“Dear spring, you are so NOT #winningthefuture” — ABC News’s Amy Walter in a weekend tweet. But Media Matters Communications Associate Tyrone Gale begs to differ this morning, saying, “High in DC rumored to approach 85-90 today, highs of 60 and 70 all week. #SpringHasSprung.”

In a weekend tweet… WaPo columnist Gene Weingarten went on a quest to make new friends by sharing this: “‘Please don’t follow me unless you have at least 500 followers.’ #mostobnoxioustweetever.”

What your DVR says about you

“I think your DVR says a lot about you. For example, I record: The Golden Girls, Murder She Wrote, E! Fashion Police, House Hunters International, Law & Order CI/SVU, Chelsea Lately and Degrassi. Clearly I have TV Bipolar Disorder (not in the DSM IV)” —’s Ed Hornick in a weekend Facebook update.

Host gets stopped by stranger

“A lady in Georgetown just stopped me on the street and asked if people who live in DC get to vote. I said ‘For what?’” — Tim Corrimal in a weekend tweet. Corrimal produces a radio show on Tim

FNC host and anchor hang out in Sin City

“In Vegas. Going to meet Bret Baier with OTR staff.. Bret is here w/ friends so we are meeting.” — FNC “On the Record” host Greta Van Susteren in a weekend tweet.

Inskeep getting hooked on Miley

“Five words describe driving 6yr old lately: Miley Cyrus song on ‘repeat.’” — NPR’s Steve Inskeep in a Monday morning tweet.

Aussi-born reporter is huge Ke$ha fan

“Ke$ha deserves a lifetime achievement award for music that simultaneously works for both time-outs at an NBA game and a strip club #wizards” — WSJ video reporter Neil Hickey in a weekend tweet.

The Prognosticator

“I hear Al Gore will be getting fat this week.” — TPM‘s Brian Beutler in a weekend tweet.

The Critic

“There is no coherence to a NBC ‘Meet the Press’ roundtable.” — The Daily Caller‘s media writer Jeff Poor in a  weekend tweet.