Postcards from the class & culture wars (4.13.17)

This is our country, it’s our turf and God has placed us here.”

Holocaust centers.”

Everybody knew that he was member of the Order of Vitez.”

“Pittman is the pastor of Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church in Stanly County and has served in the House since 2013.”

Sometimes you’re playing Fantasy Football and sometimes you’re in the real game.”

“They tried to put Trump in a better mood by going over their implementation plans for the travel ban, according to a White House official.”

“It was the start of a mystery, created by a chief executive known to promise projects all over the world that never quite pan out. Yet few people seem to notice. Foxconn and others continue to get credit for deals that never take place.”

“The market sharpies collectively are throwing up their hands over the construction labor shortage instead of homing in on the obvious solution: Pay people more — a lot more if need be.”

“Analysis of selected remains revealed ages of the deceased ranged from 35 weeks to three years old.”

Has this caused your suffering?

“By implementing a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist, this order harms the people who did everything right.”

“The people who supported the Immigration Act of 1924 wanted to maintain the racial composition of the United States, so they imposed national quotas.”

We’re much better off than where we were ten years ago.”

CWS

“The so-called ‘skinny budget’ … proposes wiping out all federal financing for the 43-year-old Legal Services Corporation (LSC), the publicly funded but independently run nonprofit that is the largest source of support for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans.”

“This bill wasn’t written [with] the intent to protect or govern on the side of the woman.”

“Even if Angela had been fired because she was breast-feeding, that was not sex discrimination, in part because men can lactate under certain circumstances.”

“Under a local ordinance in the St. Louis suburb, more than two calls to the cops regarding domestic violence within 180 days qualifies as a ‘nuisance.'”

“All countries have domestic violence. The difference is that we arm our abusers.”

“[Secretary of Education Betsy] DeVos withdrew two pieces of guidance from 2016 that required FSA to consider servicers’ past behavior when awarding contracts, including whether the company had misled or provided wrong information to borrowers or engaged in abusive consumer service.”

“This is a new era. This is the Trump era.”

“Two hard-line opponents of illegal immigration have obtained high-level advisory jobs at federal immigration agencies in the Department of Homeland Security.”

“Whether it is Sessions’ move to pull away from police reform, his history of opposition to voting rights, or his plans to ramp up the war on drugs, there is one key element that binds his approach on all of these issues …”

“A National Rifle Association employee accidentally shot himself while doing firearms training at the organization’s headquarters, according to police.”

“Dianne [Bentley] gave the ethics committee pages of phone logs and text messages to help the investigation.”

“Personally, I’m not so sure about the deficiency of grace thing.”

Crucified man had prior run-in with authorities.”

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