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We have come to understand that the weekend is an important time for some of you Wonkers with "jerbs" to "catch up" on the Wonkettey goodness that you may have missed during the previous week, possibly because instead of just clicking on Wonkette all day like a normal person, you are "working." Ergo, we now bring you the ten best stories, or at least the ten most-shared stories on Facebook, plus the occasional Other Thing that you may have missed for some reason. Don't see your favorite story of the last week here? Well next time, get out there and social-media that sucker! As Marge Simpson earned early in life, popularity and quality are exactly the same thing. And now, your Top Ten, plus one very important story that wasn't shared as much as others, but to which Attention Must Be Paid, Biff.


10: A 10-year-old girl in Denver had one very joyous nice-time freakout when she met Hillary Clinton, and it was a thing of great beauty.

9: The New York Times discovered that the U.S. did indeed find some chemical weapons in Iraq -- and they were the ones that we gave Saddam, not the ones Bush warned us about.

8: The Alaska National Guard had a problem with rapey recruiters -- made worse by the fact that the commander of the recruiting program looked the other way. Surprise: That man still has a high-level job with the Alaska National Guard. Read the story that brought you the term "End-Times Porn Baron."

7: Rachel Maddow took us down memory lane to those exciting days when Nancy Reagan's astrologer made all the White House's scheduling decisions, and almost nobody called it witchcraft.

6: We met a pervy televangelist whose sex scandal set a new low for overall tawdriness. He does not seem nice.

5: RedState blogger Erick Erickson figured out why there's no Ebola vaccine: All the research funding went to fat lesbians (it didn't, really, but why would he let facts get in the way of a good headline?).

4: Potential Senator Joni Ernst is either lying about whether she knows that a "personhood amendment she supports would ban several types of birth control, or she's just incredibly stupid. Thing is, either is a perfectly reasonable possibility.

3: In South Carolina, women can't Stand Their Ground against an abusive spouse, because you can only stand ground when it's an outsider invading your castle or something.

2: Alaska got Marriage Equality, undermining the sanctity of Bristol Palin's marriage.

1: Rick Scott freaked out at the Florida gubernatorial debates because Charlie Crist got blown and Rick Scott didn't.

Also, too, just in case you missed it, Yr Editrix went and got herself in the family way -- or as our bestest pal in Tucson says, "knocked up like a cheerleader" (Hi, Carol!) -- and shared some thoughts about that.

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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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