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* Heard on the Hill: Bill Frist withdrew himself from consideration for the World Bank gig because of his anti-online gambling bill. And also because no one ever considered him for the job in the first place... Architect of the Capitol needs lots and lots of lawyers because the whole Hill is an asbestos-filled death trap. [Roll Call]


* Reliable Source: The CIA has named a new "entertainment liaison." His job is to make Hollywood portray the extra-constitutional actions of the incompetent intelligence agency look like fun in movies and stuff... The Wire filmed some scenes at the Post's offices. [WP]

* Yeas and Nays: CNN still forcing the loonies onto the further edges of the debate stages... Fred Thompson: Lazy, aloof, terrible at speaking off-script. [Examiner]

* Under the Dome: New rules bar lobbyists-turned-Hill Staffers from talking to former clients, does not have same standard for members themselves... Mitt throwing party for yuppies... David Hyde Pierce modeled his performance in Curtiains on Rep. Ed Markey. [The Hill]

* Shenanigans: Shitloads of unimportant celebrities have been through town shilling for various causes and getting awards... Donate $6.10 to Edwards, get a pecan pie recipe. [Politico]

* The Sleuth: Some people want very badly for Condi Rice to run for president. [WP]

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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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