Postcards from the class & culture wars (1.15.19)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (1.15.19) January 15, 2019

He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.”

The longer this goes on, the larger the impact becomes.”

I will. And the wall just got 10 feet taller.”

“The federal government is effectively the nation’s largest employer of low-wage workers.”

“The Trump administration is considering a far-reaching rollback of civil rights law that would dilute federal rules against discrimination in education, housing and other aspects of American life.”

“In truth, not only is Ocasio-Cortez’ proposal not radical at all, it would have been boring and normative policy for most of the 20th century in western democracies.”

“It should seem strange to base U.S. immigration policy on an idea Roger Stone and Sam Nunberg thought up without any analysis as to whether it represented good policy for the United States.”

“[ICE] tweaked its own risk assessment software to recommend mandatory detention for every person in its custody.”

“Two years into the Trump administration, 22 immigrants have died in ICE detention.”

“Falwell Jr. seems to believe that the only thing Christianity teaches Christians about their responsibility as citizens is that Christianity has no role to play in our responsibility as citizens.”

“There’s something almost sad about seeing this kind of idolatry articulated so clearly.”

“Evangelicals who advocate fidelity, truthfulness, and charity but demonstrate support for Trump risk falling afoul of potential converts’ evolved sensitivities about CREDs.”

Anti-Gay Baptist Preacher Resigns from Church After ‘Being with Prostitutes.'”

“Anti-Gay Baptist Preacher Replaced by Anti-Gay Anti-Vaxxer Baptist Preacher.”

“Before joining President Donald Trump’s administration, right-wing commentator Robert W. Patterson argued against contraceptives because ‘condom use robs’ women of the ‘remarkable chemicals’ in semen.”

“Act shocked at recent revelations. Then schedule a meeting among themselves.”

“If you live in a spot where you don’t own the land, then you’re at the mercy of the landlord.”

“Americans are now more likely to die of opioid overdoses than car crashes.”

The Brett Kavanaugh of his day.”

“Employees requested officers to ban a woman from the local Walmart store after she reportedly had been drinking wine from a Pringles can for several hours while riding on an electric cart.”

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