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Finally, Good News About the Metro System

That Poor GirlWashington tourists in August: Clearly, the rejects of the vacationing world. An article in today's WaPo shows how our subway system, designed to thwart invasion and attack, also cleverly repels a more pernicious presence:


With no public transportation experience, George said, "we didn't know what we were supposed to do." The first challenge was simply buying a Farecard. "That ticket machine is awful," she said. "We finally figured it out by just pushing all the buttons."
Of course, that's also how Americans vote. The real tragedy? The family still thinks they're in New York. The article also highlights a rather Sartrean visitor Metro dilemma, quoting a confused passenger, "Which way is the exit? How do you get out of the building?" Ah, yes, we've heard of the tourist mole people, trapped underground in world they didn't build and don't understand. But, frankly, as long as they stand to the right, damn it, we don't care.

Welcome to Washington, And Now You're on Your Own [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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