Postcards from the class & culture wars (12.26.18)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (12.26.18) December 26, 2018

Yeah, but I won’t be here.”

You’re not going to believe this.”

“This is like an episode of Matlock that lasts all season long and where the client is actually guilty and Matlock is going through early-stage dementia.”

“It’s like, ‘Jesus, take the wheel,’ but scarier.”

I am throwing ballots into the trash.”

“Basically this is the Holland Tunnel, but somehow infinitely less efficient, and only for consumers of one extremely dodgy brand that probably will go bankrupt within the next half-decade.”

These men are dressed like soldiers in a war zone, but they are not soldiers and this is not a war zone.

“A video on the site also describes how residents who work low-income jobs can handle rents up to $500 a month, and because mobile homes cost thousands of dollars to move, residents have little option but to stay.”

“These Pennsylvania families were threatened to be evicted on the basis of unpaid bills – bills that were not their responsibility and, in some cases, belonged to previous tenants.”

“I also get bombarded with direct messages from men who want to sleep with me but those are usually sprinkled with DMs from men who think I’m a degenerate who deserves to be dead. Sometimes I get both from the same guy.”

They’re attacked all over again, shamed and defamed and revictimized.”

“The fact that there can be no accountability despite ‘serious’ allegations is, in some sense, the common theme of the time.”

“These proposed rules would effectively transform Title IX from a law that protects students into one that shields schools and perpetrators from accountability.”

“A majority of evangelicals (65 percent) say they take offense when someone says, ‘Happy Holidays.’

“The Trump administration is resuming its efforts to deport certain protected Vietnamese immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades — many of them having fled the country during the Vietnam War.”

“The families in the migrant caravans trudging towards the US border are trying to escape a hell that the US has helped to create.”

This is white supremacy, just in boat shoes.”

We are living with the consequences today.”

“Keep this in mind if the anger you might be seeing now among us surprises and maybe even shocks you.”

Being outnumbered doesn’t have to mean losing.”

“For their five- and six-figure contributions, attendees of the Mar-a-Lago event not only mingled with marginally prominent figures in Trumpworld — including Pastor Paula White and MyPillow founder Michael Lindell — they got a visit from the president himself.”

Buying vengeance hippos to own the sales clerk.”

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