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Bill Richardson, Perpetual Secretary

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  • Shorter automaker bailout: Ford is fairly screwed, while GM and Chrysler are extra screwed. [Detroit Free Press]
  • Many Michigan residents have little sympathy for the Big Three automakers and their bailout request. [New York Times]
  • Saab's executives are confident that somebody will want to buy the company if GM decides to sell it. [CNN]
  • Condi Rice will be meeting with Indian authorities, while Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with the Pakistani government and military about what the hell happened in Mumbai. [BBC News]
  • Nobody needs copper anymore, now that nobody is building houses or experiencing that "prosperity" thing that leads to growth and increased copper demand. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Chinese-American activists do not like Bill Richardson, because he refuses to say he made any serious errors in the Wen Ho Lee case. Lee was a Los Alamos Lab scientist accused (and later cleared) of selling nuclear secrets to the Chinese while Richardson was Energy Secretary under Bill Clinton. [San Jose Mercury News]
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It started with them damn hats. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

A guest post by "Knitsy McPurlson," which we suspect is not a real name.

Yr Wonkette is not the only website run by brilliant peoples unafraid to poke people with sharp, pointy sticks. Ravelry.com – a website for knitters, crocheters, and other folks interested in textiles and fiber arts – is poking people with knitting needles, which are very sharp indeed.

This past weekend, Ravelry.com's founders showed the world how easy it is to de-platform white nationalists and racists when they banned all "support of Donald Trump and his administration" from their website, concluding they "cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy." Seems like people smart enough to decode a knitting pattern are also smart enough to decode Trump's not-so-hidden message of racism and white nationalism.

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One day, God willing, my grandchildren will click open their history textbooks and read about the Central American migrant internment camps. They'll learn about sick kids, locked in cages, kept hungry and dirty and cold for weeks on end, and they'll be horrified.

"Bubbie," they'll say, "how could this happen in America? How could there be toddlers sleeping on the ground without blankets, without soap or toothbrushes to clean themselves?"

"I don't know. I wish I had done more. I'm ashamed," I'll say. We will all have to answer for this atrocity. But some of us will have to answer more than others. Not just the archvillains like Stephen Miller and John Kelly, but the people who kept right on doing their jobs, even as those jobs morphed into defending concentration camps.

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