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Postcards from the culture wars

Postcards from the culture wars September 25, 2013

We need a hundred more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate.”

Southerners love electing dumbasses, and then we complain when comedians take the ‘easy way’ and make fun of us for being backwoods and stupid.”

“It’s sort of like creating a naive, easily deluded ATM for elements of the conservative movement.”

“I will take your ‘questions’ about ‘weird’ black names seriously when you make fun of Reince Priebus and Rand Paul.”

“Liberalism will lead to legal collapse and then the Apocalypse,” Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill said.

This is the last Slate article that will refer to the Washington NFL team as the Redskins.”

“A statue of Jackie Robinson outside Brooklyn’s minor league baseball stadium in Coney Island was vandalized with a racial slur and a swastika, police said.”

“So we have lots of freedom and also lots of death. Time after time.”

“The press’s acceptance of the dishonest self-label ‘Christian’ for this bunch of loons has a bad impact on religion as well as on politics.”

God doesn’t love all people.”

“It’s so petty. …‰ It’s a pointed way of saying, ‘We don’t like you.'”

“It’s kind of like when Jesus told the tax collectors and prostitutes, ‘Get out of here before you make me look bad!'”

“The mother of a two-year old boy says that while shopping at Walmart in Florida, a man didn’t like that her two-year old son was wearing a headband with a purple bow. So he called her son a ‘fucking faggot’ and slapped his head.”

“Attorneys from Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s office say that Michigan and other states which define marriage as being ‘one man, one woman’ have done so ‘to regulate sexual relationships between men and women so that the unique procreative capacity of such relationships benefits rather than harms society.'”

“What I believe is that women are able to struggle with complex ethical issues.”

“I’m not suggesting that crowd is representative of pro-lifers as a whole, but it frightens me to see how many of them approve of death.”

“It teaches boys that being creepy – sitting around judging facebook photos for modesty! – is OK as long as it’s in the service of ‘protecting yourself from immodesty.'”

“By far the most common reason, given by 70-80 percent of men, for committing a rape was sexual entitlement — ‘men’s belief that they have the right to sex, regardless of consent.'” (TW)

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