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Did That B*tch Rahm Set Him Up?

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Ha, we all had a general idea about the atmospherics of "Chicago politics" -- various scenarios involving sludge and trades and wires and smoke and $$$ come to mind, all smelling like dry air and farts -- but when it invades Real America's national news, all we want to do is cry! It's like they all have old scores to settle with the old bosses back in Sicily. The point is: Rahm Emanuel possibly ratted out ol' Blaggy to the Feds shortly after Blaggy asked him if he'd like to partake in any harmless high-level political corruption. That Rahm, always with the knives! Jesus, Chicago. What Chicago needs more of is Michael Jordan. [ThinkProgress]

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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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