Morning Chatter

Quotes of the Day

“Sunset over BloomingdaleDC” by Tracy Wahl, Supervising Producer at National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.

BuzzFeed bureau chief gives D.C. tavern a big thumbs down

“If you can’t clean your damn collards and put a lil swine in em, WHY TRY YOU DUMB YANKEE?? #fallofshawstavern,” wrote John Stanton. “Also I have some sharp ass teeth. If its hard for me to eat your damn ribs YOU’RE DOING IT WRONG, Shaw’s Tavern ‘Chef.'”

Post respiratory failure diet

“Pizza for dinner, cupcakes for dessert, washed down w a Super Big Gulp. Sounds like a lonely single guy’s political statement.” —‘s Dan Riehl’s riehlly stupid diet.

Wife orders editor to Target at 5:30 a.m.

“Dispatched by bride to Target at 530a to get in line for lad’s Xmas present. Second person just showed up. #merryxmas.” — National Journal Editor-in-Chief Ron Fournier. When asked by U.S. News & World Report‘s Robert Schlesinger what the present was, he replied, “The new Wii system. I’m just following orders.”

This 4-year-old wants your job 

“My 4-year-old daughter to me: ‘Dad, I want to be a blogger.’ #changingtimes” — Political writer and jazz pianist Peter Daou.

And this father is in big trouble… “Bad dad forgets ballet slippers <shame>” — WTOP’s Neal Augenstein.

Journo bugged by building noise

“My weekends are now filled with the noise of construction on the apartment below. There oughta be a law.” — Kelly Jane Torrance, writer.

Peter Ogburn and Eddie Scarry contributed to this report.

A mean Helen Thomas joke and a journo spends part of weekend in ER…

Poor Helen Thomas…“At retirement dinner of 4-star General in charge of Southern Command. Wife tells crowd, she’d allow him a biographer if was Helen Thomas!” — CNN Contributor Ana Navarro.

CQ Roll Caller mentally preps for marathon

“Obligatory OMG RUNNING A MARATHON TOMORROW tweet.” — CQ Roll Call‘s data integrity editor. Megan Sowder-Staley.

Watch out Cher, you may have stiff competition

“Good Morning! #uppers Extra love for Chris Hayes today.” — Comedian and producer of The Daily Show Lizz Winstead.

Journos give themselves poetic license 

“In studio, caffeinated & ready to leap upon the news like a Northern Hawk Owl on the feathery flanks of a grouse.” — NPR’s Scott Simon.

“Switch from damaged plane to replacement went smooth. Like refugees in the night.” — CBS White House radio correspondent Mark Knoller. Really, like refugees?

“There’s a ballet of presidential helicopters over my nabe as POTUS prepares to depart for Asia.” — WaPo and MSNBC’s Jonathan Capehart.

CNBC contributor heads to ER

“Nothing like a late Friday night visit to the ER! #croop #everythingisfine.” — James Pethokoukis, AEI and CNBC Contributor.