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Wednesday, May 12: What kind of event offers free drinks but doesn't ask for donations to charity in return? We just don't know. But if you sign up for the "What's The Deal" listserv, you can get two free Smirnoff vodka drinks (or Miller Lite) at the Bottom Line tonight from 6-8:30PM, just for showing up. A spam-filled inbox has to be better than a world without poverty, cancer or whatever else your drinking habit typically supports. [What's The Deal]


  • Thursday, May 13: Tonight you could grab a beer at the Big Hunt with the Going Out Gurus from the Washington Post at their Monthly Happy Hour, or, if you're not in the mood to fight for the free food, you could indulge in the happy hour at Il Canale, where $10 gets you a margherita pizza and a glass of wine. The decision is yours, but neither will disappoint. [Going out Guide Happy Hour, Il Canale]
  • Monday, May 17: Have $12? Like beer? Great, because on Mondays at Cafe Luna you can drink as much draft beer as you like from from 5-7PM for only $12. Just don't forget to tip. [Cafe Luna]
  • New Food: Fro Zen Yo, a do-it-yourself frozen yogurt shop that may be the best place on earth, just opened a new location in Columbia Heights; Cork and Fork, a specialty wine and cheese shop, just opened down the street from Cork Market, a completely different specialty wine and cheese shop; and Slavinya, a new restaurant that serves the best in Slavic and Balkan food, just opened in Adams Morgan. [Prince of Petworth, Cork and Fork, Slavinya]
  • Food To Look Forward To: Chidogo, a Chicago based hot dog spot that will hopefully get a new name, is slated to open later this year at 14th and U Streets NW. [U Street Girl]
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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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