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Someone wrote us today to ask why weren't doing anything more with "Coingate." You can probably guess our response: "There's a Coingate?" Could anything possibly sound sexier? Those hoping for hot Susan B. Anthony-on-Sacagawea action will be disappointed, however. Coingate ( Really! That's what they're calling it!) is about some chubby Republican in Ohio who was given $50 million by the state to invest in rare coins. Now $13 million is missing and everyone wants to know: Why was the state of Ohio investing in rare coins? Do they print their money at the Franklin Mint in Ohio? Perhaps their investment advisor felt the Thomas Kinkade Hedge Fund was overvalued.


Okay, okay: They're really curious about where the money went. It's a huge, complicated scandal and Karl Rove is involved somehow. Still: "Coingate." Who knew?

White touted Bush ties to help get federal post [Toledo Blade]

The $50 million slush fund [Toledo Blade]

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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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