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Yip yip, BrrrriiinnggHow do you "sex up" your latest middlebrow conventional-wisdom financial column in Slate, which is the U.S. News & World Report for people who have learned the computer? You hire a disgraced New York governor now only known for paying far too much money to have sex with a hooker! And that is worth one (1) morning of goofy New York tabloid headlines such as "Slate hot for Love Gov Eliot Spitzer as online finance guru" and two (2) posts on Wonkette. Let's review Spitzer's debut as yet another Web freelancer typing zero-research op-eds on the Internets!


"Last month," Spitzer writes, "as the financial crisis and the government rescue plan dominated headlines ...."

Okay, who sucks more here, Spitzer or the editor? Do not start a fucking column with a pointless time element, Eliot. You're trying to convince us to read your fucking column, today, and the first words you crap out are "Last month"? And then you follow it with something that everybody on Earth already knows about, because it happened, actually, in October, which is now "Two months ago," but whatever.

And then he types something boring about airplane manufacturers and asks, "Why is that so significant?" Well we don't really know, do we, because you are so fucking boring. But we bet you'll spend the next 700 words boringly lecturing anybody lame enough to read the whole thing.

Which we didn't, because come on, there's only so much coffee can do.

Too Big Not To Fail [Slate]

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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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