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We have to say that we are very big fans of our readers -- not merely when theythrow money at us to buy human beings, but also when they do something this wonderfully trollish. You may recall that we recently challenged you to send the nice folks at the American Patriarchy Association some love in envelopes adorned with Harvey Milk stamps, which they are urging people to boycott because ew, gay. And so Alert Wonkette Operative "TK" (from yr Dok Zoom's own state of Idaho) sent them a little note, and even a small donation, in an envelope with one of the terrible horrible demon stamps. And back it came!


"TK" writes us:

Sent by me with a donation to them in it. Perhaps the security-lined envelope kept that check safe from an inadvertent opening. I thought their credibility could be purchased for $10. If only they'd set their non-gay pride aside, they could have purchased 22 non-Harvey Milk stamps with that much.

Doesn't the AFA care for the patriotic civic servants at the USPS? Those who had to walk this poor Harvey Milk envelope back to me in a socialistic manner? The LEAST the AFA could have done was put another stamp on it to pay the offending donation back to me. Perhaps with the Anita Bryant stamp?

(Hold on... what's that? You say she doesn't have a stamp?! How about Jerry Falwell? Grrr.)

I guess never mind with that idea.

OK, but let's not forget that Anita Bryant is still alive and collecting terrible art, so she, at least, doesn't even qualify for a stamp.

Still, it's encouraging to know that the AFA does indeed have the courage of its very very petty convictions, and is complying with its own recommendation that decent Christian folk just send back any GayMail unopened. By being deliberate freeloaders and not paying for the return trip, they have sent a very important moral message.

But if they really wanted to make that message clear, shouldn't they also scrawl something appropriately biblical on the envelope, like maybe quoting exactly what Jesus said about homosexuality?

Oh wait. They did, didn't they?

Follow Doktor Zoom on Twitter. He likes the new commemorative stamp honoring prostitution. It's a 49 cent stamp, but if you want to lick it, it's a dollar. (Damn, these old SNL jokes don't update well).

Doktor Zoom

Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.

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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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