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Social Security: The Incompetent Generation

President Bush, out on his national Social Security tour, gets a cordial invite to the New York City hipster 'hood of Williamsburg:


Here you will meet the young people of today, the people for whom you intend to create "voluntary personal accounts." Look at them—they are shabbily dressed, they have no steady jobs, they are hung over and infected.

Do you expect these young people to accept responsibility for their own futures? That would be a grave mistake.These hipsters need the Nanny State.

Yeah, and the great unwashed don't really like that whole proposed royal screwing thing so much either— which, it should be noted, the White House has today vehemently denied is the case, in a release today called "SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT: Participants get 100% of Their Personal Retirement Accounts, Both Principal and Interest." Yeah, we'll wait for that to get Fisked later.

The Coming Hipster Social Security Crisis [Todd's 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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