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Evil insurance cashburner AIG loves to take $150 billion (so far!) of your money to pay off its toxic debts, such as executive pay packages, luxurious corporate junkets and, now,sports team jerseys!


See, your associate editor just bought this fun new soccer video game and loves to play as England's Manchester United, because (a) they have so many good players and (b) printed on their jerseys are the huge letters "AIG," which is just so comical and embarrassing -- especially since it was an English unit of AIG that lost all of the company's money by selling credit-default swaps like hotcakes!

Well, AIG is spending $125 million to renew on that sponsorship. Because if AIG's name appears on the soccer players' jerseys, then suddenly people will want to invest in or buy services from that terrible, immoral global chop-shop.

Congress? HELLO? CONGRESS? Oversight! On the AIG! They're doing weeeeeeeeird stuff! Watch them!

Bailed-out companies AIG, Citibank have no plans to cancel expensive sports sponsorships. [Think Progress]

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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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