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  • Barack Obama ate plastic turkey with the Marines, at a Marine Corps base on Oahu! [CNN]
  • No wonder he's America's most popular person and favorite president. (Obama is the only president-elect to top the polls of American popularity since Dwight "I Like Ike" Eisenhower, a half-century ago.) [USA Today]
  • A religious nut dressed as Santa Claus slaughtered eight people in the Southern California suburb of Covina, at his ex-wife's family's home. Then he set the house on fire, ran away, and killed himself. [LA Times]
  • Eartha Kitt, America's sexy lady and Santa Baby (and Catwoman!), has died at the age of 81. [Reuters]
  • An old gay Nazi dressed in Prada slippers and a golden lady's gown took this special Xmas opportunity to condemn transsexuals. [TIME]
  • The CIA is giving Viagra to the Afghan Warlords, because why not? [Washington Post]
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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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