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Nation Of Poor Stock-Pickers And Corrupt Dillweeds

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  • Maybe the super-cheap Detroit bailout will finally give Wall Street the shot in the arm it really needs! Or stocks could open slightly higher, then plunge precipitously, then slowly creep back up and bobble around the rest of the day, as is their wont. [AP]
  • Oh good lord. It is "unclear" whether the White House will be able to get enough Republican support to pass the auto bailout. You know, the auto bailout that's TWO PERCENT of the size of the funds they gave to Hank Paulson to do whatever, for his beloved banks. [New York Times]
  • Whoops, the Greek teen whose death set off five days of rioting appears to have died from a ricocheting bullet. [AFP]
  • People across the country are "calling in gay" today, but your Wonkette editors will honor the occasion by writing about ass-fucking. [Houston Chronicle]
  • Legg Mason's Bill Miller stands as a sterling example of somebody who looks like a really really smart financial guy until he looks like the biggest dingus on the planet. [Wall Street Journal]
  • So far, it does not appear Barack Obama's purity has been compromised by this Blagojevich ugliness. [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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