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President's Day Remainders: Hot Bush Tapes

· Evidently there's some hot new sex tapes of the President fornicating with Shannon Dougherty's ex-husband? We were busy this weekend, we dunno. [AP]


· Everyone's favorite ex-weapons inspector Scott Ritter claims Bush will bomb Iran in June. Oh please: everyone knows you can only sell an operation in September. [News Hounds]

· Maybe we should stop our constant bitching about Crackberries and be glad we don't all have Sidekicks. We sure hope to find out that Tom DeLay's PDA is as sex-filled yet somehow as banal as Paris Hilton's when he gets hacked. [Gawker]

· Remembering Hunter S. Thompson: "My mother hates Nixon, my son hates Nixon, I hate Nixon, and this hatred has brought us together." [Waking Up]

· Thought of the day: hey, did Nancy Pelosi do something to her eyebrows? They look much more... human. Kudos to Nancy and her team of facial designers.

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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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