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Matt Drudge: Not Ready For Infomercials

Drudge made a hard sell on the Howard Dean bobbleheads up for charitable sale at Trover's Shop earlier this week, but apparently, Drudge doesn't move merch, as one person found when they went to investigate:


Expecting a mob scene, I went down to the Trover Shop bookstore on Pennsylvania Av. SE to find the store mostly empty and only four of the bobbleheads sold, according to the cashier. The Hill probably has the largest concentration of Drudge readers in the country -- does he lack credibility to the point that nobody believed that there would be a Howard Dean bobblehead, or is poor Howie past his merchandise-moving prime?
We're thinking Drudge is just marketing the wrong stuff. The Jeff Gannon line of boxer-briefs is selling like hotcakes in Dupont Circle. Speaking of Dean: hey, we never heard reports from his "victory party" on Wednesday night. Anyone get drunk and fall down? I mean, anyone who wasn't expected to?

I scream, you scream, we all scream... [DC SOB]

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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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