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Dead Baby Jokes

* George Bush has a plan to combat Global Warming: increase greenhouse emissions and then maybe just buy some shades and shorts. [NYT, WP]


* Scientists figured out how to turn skin cells into stem cells which is a bummer for them since we know how much they love killing babies. [NYT]

* But no one lives killing babies more than Rudy Giuliani. [The Hill]

* Rep. Don Young, Republican of Alaska, will do anything for money. [NYT]

* Robert Gates doesn't understand why after we went to all that trouble to liberate them from Hitler if the French won't just shut the fuck up and do what we want. [NYT]

* Six months to do any real work, a year and a half to run for things. [Roll Call]

* Newt Gingrich says the odds of his running for president are "4 to 1" against, which coincidentally is the margin he'd lose by if he did. [LAT]

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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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