Isn't amazing how we all just blinked and it was Wednesday? This aggregate of news will make your morning fly by, and, before you know it, it will almost be Thursday. Per the usual, feel free to share your thoughts and feelings with us at

No Surprises

So Dick and Liz Cheney have an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal which is exactly what you'd expect from them. Let them tell it, the state of the world isyou guessed itPresident Obama's fault: "Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many." Who didn't see that coming? [via Wall Street Journal]

Hillary Clinton and Disapproving Squirrel Make Nice

While on her book tour yesterday, Hillary Clinton encountered a giant squirrel, who's actually an RNC intern.

Clinton gave the squirrelwho was clad in a shirt that read "Another Clinton in the White House is NUTS!"a copy of her book, Hard Choices. He later used it as an opportunity for Twitter comedy. [via Daily Intelligencer]

The Truth About Water Pollution in Europe

Analysis of Europe's water supply reveals that nearly half of it is tainted. Explicitly stated, there's "strong evidence that chemicals threaten the ecological integrity and consequently the biodiversity of almost half of the water bodies on a continental scale." No bueno. [via CityLab]

Alpha Women Should Marry Beta Males, Says Book

According to The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match: How Today's Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness without Settling, a new book by Dr. Sonya Rhodes and Susan Schneider, successful women should stop searching for Kings of the Jungle (Alpha males) and find more sensitive "collaborative" mates, because they're "programmed for partnership." Check this out if you're into sweeping generalizations. [via Jezebel]

Drama Fit for a Queen

Are you a Game of Thrones fan who wasn't moved by Daenerys Targaryen's decision to seal two of her dragon sons in their lair? Perhaps a touch of Sarah McLachlan will make the scene more of a tearjerker. [via Daily Dot]

Welcome to Heartbreak

Anyone who saw Sunday's episode of Californication was treated to Elsie's striking cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Silver Springs," during the final moments. It was painfully poignant, but, because there's only one Stevie Nicks, here's the original. 

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