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Gay Group to Schwarzenegger Critics: Don't Go There

Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he won't apologize for calling California lawmakers "girlie men," even though some have criticized the remark as "sexist and homophobic." We're sort of with the Gov on this one. He shouldn't apologize because "girlie men" is sexist or homophobic, he should apologize because it's lame. If mid-80s SNL catchphrases are the best rhetorical weapons the GOP's most muscle-bound representative can come up with, what's next? Will Cheney dust off his Ed Grimley impersonation in time for the veep debates?


The Log Cabin Republicans are also defending the Gov's remarks -- at least against the homophobia charge. And we're not sure calling legislators "girlie men" is homophobic. Maybe if he had accused them of having a "girlie man agenda" or claimed that they recruited young boys to be girlie men. And did anyone actually think that he was saying the legislators were gay? He was saying that they were pussies. Huge difference: Ask any gay man.

Seriously, Schwarzenegger's remarks are sort of the least of the Log Cabin Republicans' worries right now, no? The whole our-party-thinks-we're-second-class-citizens probably takes priority.

Schwarzenegger stands by "girlie men" remark [The Advocate]

Log Cabin Republicans Defend Governor Schwarzenegger [LogCabin.org]

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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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