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Debate Liveblogging: The 27th GOP Debate

famfeud.jpgHere they come! In this order, l-r: Tancredo, Thompson, Brownback, Romney, Giuliani, WALNUTS!, Huckabee, Hunter, and whatshisface. And Ron Paul. Let's go!!!!! Newer stuff on top or something!!


7:14 -- This dude between Hunter and Paul -- he's the mayor of Alaska or something? If the surge doesn't work, by the way, McCain's plan is to feel really, really bad for the familes of dead soldiers.

7:10 -- Was Iraq a mistake? Romney says "non sequitur" and "null set" a couple times. Let's give it to Rudy. He'll bring the crazy. There is a terrible buzzing interrupting all of them every now and then, are these the electrodes attached to Walnuts' to keep him from swearing at Mitt?

7:09 -- They've given up on biographies halfway through the intros -- Huckabee cracked a Clinton joke, Giuliani just recited a license plate he saw on the way over, and Ron Paul just declared himself "THE CHAMPION OF THE CONSTITUTION." FUCK YEAH, RON! We don't know what that means but we'd like to buy an action figure!

7:08 -- Mitt Romney is a "neighbor."

7:07 -- Oh christ, Tommy's trying to be funny. Already. During the introductions.

7:06 -- "No loud bells or whistles -- zing, Fox! Wolf Blitzer's droning monotone is the only sound effect we need!

7:05 -- The CNN pipeline thing is having Arianna Huffington and some other dude make fun of the debate in real time on one of the channels -- kind of like us, but maybe slightly more sober? Another channel will feature focus group reactions or something on a wavy yellow line. Alternatively you could just measure how much of your drink is left and when you desperately need a refill.

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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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