Postcards from the class & culture wars (10.15.18)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (10.15.18) October 15, 2018

“My hope would be that women in similar places as us would feel liberated from the expectation that you’re just doing the same thing you’ve always done, because it’s safe, because it’s what your pastor is telling you to do, or your husband.”

“Want to know what a real constitutional crisis looks like? Consider the current situation in West Virginia, where the House of Delegates impeached the entire state Supreme Court in August.”

“All voter ID laws are bad. But this one is uniquely so.”

Why is it getting harder and harder for Native Americans to vote?

“Under the guise of ‘voter roll maintenance,’ Kemp’s office has canceled more than 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012, and nearly 670,000 registrations in 2017 alone.”

“Following intense scrutiny over his policy that blocked 53,000 Georgia residents from registering to vote, Georgia secretary of state and GOP candidate for governor Brian Kemp went after ‘outside agitators’ in a … statement.”

Sam Rothbort: Itka the Bundist Breaking Windows, 1930s–1940s

A rare Reverse Milkshake Duck appears.”

“I have doubts about the magical psychological powers of Deputy Vann.”

“Scott Wagner, the Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, posted a video to Twitter … in which he announced his desire to step on opponent Tom Wolf’s face with his golf spikes — which could only have been a more Republican way of threatening someone if he did it while eating a cucumber sandwich.”

“She’s likened the progressive politics of the Obama administration to equal rights gains during the Reconstruction era, and cautioned that those gains could slip away, just as Reconstruction gave way to the Jim Crow era.”

I love him so much I can hardly explain it.”

“And what we need is, we can empower the pharmaceuticals and make more money.”

“Methodist-supported Iliff School of Theology came into possession of a copy of a tome of church history bound in the hide of a murdered Native American. The book was on display at Iliff until 1974, when it was removed and the hide sent back east for proper burial at the insistence of a group of theology students in cooperation with the American Indian Movement.”

This is a time like no other to be courageous.”

“It’s titled ‘Increase in unrelated business taxable income by disallowed fringe benefits,’ but you can call it the ‘Soak churches and other nonprofits to pay for rich people’s tax cuts‘ provision.”

“But that is hardly the fault of the victims of bigotry and greed. It’s directly the fault of powerful men like Sen. Sasse who refuse to do anything about it.”

“Yeah, well, he never had a Nobel Prize he had to hock to pay for nursing care.”

“They believe they can get away with it. Because we let them.”

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