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Dining Out, For Life (Plus $1 Matchbox Burgers)

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  • Wednesday, March 4:Brickskeller is holding its annual Strong Ale Tasting, where you can sample the finest work of brew makers from California to Delaware. $35 at the Brickskeller. [Love the Beer]
  • Thursday, March 5: More than 150 restaurants in DC will be participating in Dining Out for Life, a day-long fund raising extravaganza. The restaurants will donate at least 25 percent of their proceeds to Food & Friends, a local organization that supports people living with AIDS and cancer, so the least you can do is stuff your face in one of these restaurants. [Food & Friends]
  • Friday, March 6: Because today is 3/6/09, Matchbox in Capitol Hill will be selling its 3.6.9 mini burgers for a buck each (obviously they'll have to be in multiples of three, in celebration of this once-in-a-century promotion). [Matchbox]
  • Saturday, March 7: Fish fry at the Nubian Eye, a beauty supply shop on 137 Kennedy St. NW. Here is literally what the event listing said: "SALOM ,TROUT ,WHITTING ,CROCKER, BAKED POTATOE ,MACK AND CHEESE,BAKED BEANS, TOSSED SALAD, STRING BEAND SODAS WATER, JUICE AND MORE, THAT LOCATION IS THE NUBIAN EYE, OR CALL THE COMPUTER GUY 240-863-7998." Good luck.
  • Upscale-modern-organic restaurant Eventide has predictably opened up in Clarendon, and has already turned some people off to it because of the crowd control regulations. The entrees look mighty good, though, especially that Malbec-braised lamb shank. [Eventide]
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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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