Knitters go nuts

91bMAsgf8bL._UL1500_JUST WHEN YOU think America can’t get any crazier, this comes along.

A major online knitting society known as Ravelry — get it? — has banned Trump supporters because, as everyone knows, they are “white supremacists,” which will come as a surprise to Candace Owens, Ben Carson, Azealia Banks, the incredibly hot Stacy Dash, Dennis Rodman, Omarosa, Herschel Walker, Diamond & Silk and scads of others.

The list is lengthy, proving that not all black voters are nincompoops. Sadly, however, too many are. But the list is shrinking. See #WalkAway on YouTube.

Ravelry ironically claims it banned Trump fans to promote “inclusion,” proving that Ravelry members can knit, but they cannot think in a straight line.

This move touches me personally because my daughter is a rabid knitter and so is my child bride. A couple of years ago, I saw my daughter wearing one of those “pink pussy hats” online. Dear God, where did I go wrong? My child bride wears no hats of any sort.

While my wife does not actively promote the Trump presidency, she does appreciate what he’s doing and how he does it. She “gets it.” Thank me for that. She has a far better opinion of Trump than she does of Mexico’s president, whom she loathes, an opinion she reached on her own. I had nothing to do with it, though I do agree.

My child bride does not participate on Ravelry, which is a good thing. It would present the nutty knitters with a dilemma. They would have to ban a brown-skinned Mexican mestizo for being a “white supremacist.” How silly would that be?

About as silly as calling Stacy Dash a white supremacist.

29 thoughts on “Knitters go nuts

    1. Thirsty: It is an epidemic, but it’s only an outbreak in certain quarters. And it will get worse — hard to imagine — when, not if, he gets re-elected, and he’ll be re-elected by a greater margin than last time. Well, at least if the Democrats don’t haul too many illegal aliens to the polls. They’re good at that, the sneaky devils.

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    1. Ricardo: Beto is a hoot. Fortunately, his chance of even being nominated by Democrats is less than nil. He favors removing the border barriers completely there in his town of El Paso. As the saying goes, you can’t even make this stuff up.

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  1. The party begins tonight and continues into tomorrow. It will be on NBC. I think it will be a cross between a circular firing squad and a circle jerk. They all have their lunatic ideas to push. Free college education, dismissal of all school loans, free everything but us. The wealth tax is attractive to so many Democrats, basically because they have nothing. When they do get something, they blow it on crack, booze or broads.

    The real goal of the Democrats is to turn our nation into a one-party kleptocracy. Greed, envy and victimization are their bread and butter. Worse, it might succeed. God help us!

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    1. Señor Gill: You are referring, of course, to the Democrat presidential debates that start today. It would be kinda fun to watch though I will not do so. There are salads to eat and entertaining programs on Netflix.

      As for Democrats having nothing, not quite right. Consider that 98 percent of rich celebrities are Democrats, and so are students at Ivy League universities. These people have plenty. They just can’t think straight. Would the lunatic branch of the Democrat party, a branch that is way too large, like to have a one-party state? Sure they would because Republicans are evil. And yes, God help us.

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      1. You really need to catch this show. If any of these crazy plans get into practice, it will be the end of the dollar. Free college education, a.k.a. indoctrination, cancellation of billions of dollars in student loans, a guaranteed income of a thousand dollars, not to mention reparations for people of color. And now Warren wants reparations for lesbian and gay folks. All supposedly funded by the wealth tax. After one pays their income tax, there will be a tax on the value of their estate. Eventually, we are going to all be universally poor.

        That will put and end to the value of the dollar. Bad news for those who do the work and pay the taxes. Even worse news for folks living in Mexico and dependent upon retirement checks.

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        1. Señor Gill: The nuttier the Democrats’ plans get, the more voters they will lose. Look at the bright side.

          Well, except for all those illegal aliens they’ll be driving to the polls in California and other such silly places.

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          1. Well, this is pretty much unintelligible. The signal was fine until the debate began. Then it was scrambled. That tells us that they didn’t want us to know what they had to say, or that the candidate preordained by the deep state will be in tomorrow’s debate. This is the worse transmission I have ever seen on NBC. What a stink.

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  2. I read about that too. TDS seems to be getting worse in some quarters. Hard to believe this knitting group has gone bananas, but they’re not alone. I suppose if you knitted a MAGA hat you would be kicked out of the club even if you said it stood for Make Americans Go Away.

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    1. Brent: Make Americans Go Away. I like that. Please knit me that cap and mail it over the border. It would be fun. I might even be inspired to visit San Miguel once more just to sport the headgear on the Jardín.

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      1. I knitted one toque many years ago and I think I’ll leave it at that. Besides, if I sent a MAGA hat to you in Mexico it might end up destroyed like that coffee cup you glued back together.

        Anyway, cheerio. We’re heading up to our cabin tomorrow so no internet to speak of. Have a great summer.

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        1. Brent: Good memory you have. Yes, the cracked cup sits here on my desk right now. It was not Mexican Customs’ proudest, professional moment.

          Off to the woods, eh? Enjoy. We’ll miss you.

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  3. How on earth did speaking English turn into a hate crime? I have a gay friend who lives in The States. His politics are to the left of mine, but we are good friends. For years, he has been on a board that organizes the Gay Pride parade in his west coast hometown. This year, the rest of the board voted to oust him. The reason? He is not gay, according to them. Even though he is far from a Trump supporter, he made the type of statement that we have heard repeatedly in the past from Presidents Carter and Obama that something needs to be done to tighten security at the border. He did not say he wanted a wall or military intervention or closing off the ports of entry. He simply said that something needs to be done and we need to talk about it. As far as I know, that did not change his sexual preference. Apparently, “gay,” like all other political identity groups, means adherence to a specific political agenda.

    But this label war is not new. Think of Gloria Steinem calling Jeanne Kirkpatrick. Or the white attorney general accusing the Latina governor of not having an Hispanic heart. I recall a black delegate at the 1972 Democratic convention who nominated George Wallace being labeled as “not black.”

    I guess we simply need to laugh at the absurdity.

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    1. Señor Cotton: Yes, laughing at it all could be done were it not so serious, and it is serious. Anyway, your friend is better off not connected with the Gay Pride Parade. Gay Pride Parades are absurd and just confirm stereotypes of gay guys as prancing, clowning, irresponsible, exhibitionist fools. As far as I know, most are not prancing, clowning, irresponsible, exhibitionist fools. Maybe the parade people did your friend a favor.

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      1. So just to be persnickety then, what stereotypes do Mardi Gras parades confirm? Can’t gay folks just have a big, wild party on the street? Don’t straight people cut loose from time to time too without being “confirmed” as something undesirable?

        Inquiring minds want to know.

        Saludos,

        Kim G
        Boston, MA
        Where we’ve missed all the gay pride events this year due to the ongoing struggle caring for mom’s affairs.

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  4. I used the word invasion in a recent dispute about the conditions at some border crossings recently. A buzzword that riles the lefties, that invasion word. We, on the southern international border with Mexico, have experienced an invasion no matter how you parse the word.

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    1. Carole: Riling the lefties is always a step in the right direction. Keep it up. I use “Mohammedan” for the same reason. Really chaps their butts.

      As for invasion, of course it’s an invasion. Words matter.

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  5. A small correction: nobody was banned from Ravelry. The new policy statement is “You can still participate if you do in fact support the administration, you just can’t talk about it here.” They aren’t completely banning political discussions either liberal or conservative, just comments in support of the Trump Administration itself. The website also seems to be strongly discouraging anti-Trump comments as antagonistic to Trump supporters. Fortunately, The Unseen Moon still welcomes anti-Trump comments. You do, don’t you?

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    1. Creigh: You are correct, of course. But the upshot is that Trump supporters have to keep their traps shut, a de facto ban. Can’t imagine why anyone would be talking politics on a knitting website anyway. If they do, and I guess they do, it indicates how far into chaos the nation has fallen.

      Here at the Moon, one can loath Trump as much as one wants, and state it, just cannot go on ad nauseam about it, or anything else for that matter. Becomes tedious. And, of course, one must not descend into expletives about Trump or anything else. The Moon is a family-style website. Children can read this without their parents having to worry.

      Furthermore, as I state in the F.A.Q. (link in the header): Polite people of all skin tones, nationalities, sexual preferences, ages, religions, political persuasions and genders (two’s the limit) are welcome here.

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      1. I have to agree that political fights on a knitting website is a sign of something very disturbing. Maybe we were never “one nation, indivisible” (as in the original Pledge of Allegiance) but we certainly don’t seem to be one now.

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          1. People aren’t sticking to their knitting … the fabric of society is getting stretched … comity is unraveling. What’s next? A mass dye-off?

            😉

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  6. What exactly does the pink pussy hat represent? Is it about denying anyone their human rights? Is it kind of like a white polo and khaki trousers? How about those losers with their Confederate flags?

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