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White House to Correspondents: Killing Them Softly

Sources at the White House Correspondents' Association say that this afternoon will be the first meeting of all the networks and news organizations to walk through the White House's proposed renovations of the press briefing room and media workspace. It is expected to be testy -- our source says that the members are suspicious that the WH and the GSA can actually pull off the temporary move and the major overhaul on schedule, though, to be fair, the WH has learned a lot from Iraq.


Also, the WH correspondent job just got sexier! The only thing missing before, after all, was a little life-risking. Now, the WHCA has learned that the briefing room and workspace may contain asbestos. (Like we said, the administration has learned from Iraq.) So if Jeff Gannon starts coughing a lot, well, pay attention. Who knows what he'll cough up?

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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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