Postcards from the class & culture wars (4.9.19)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (4.9.19) April 9, 2019


“The island has received only about $1.5 billion in federal aid.”

We still don’t know where 1,488 migrant children are.”

“‘He just wants to separate families,’ said a senior administration official.”

The issue is not whether it’s ethical.”

“The Trump administration plans to shift much of the power and responsibility for food safety inspections in hog plants to the pork industry as early as May, cutting the number of federal inspectors by about 40% and replacing them with plant employees.”

“The belief that economic security in this country is a product of ‘hard work’ is actually obscene.”

“The [price] of the four most popular types of insulin has tripled over the past decade, and the out-of-pocket prescription costs patients now face have doubled.”

“A record seven million Americans are at least three months behind on their car loan payments.”

“This happened. In broad daylight. In New York City in 2019.”

“Proponents of cutting the tampon tax argue there should be no sales tax on feminine products because people who menstruate must buy them, and so a sales tax amounts to an unfair burden on mostly girls and women.”

“Carrie Ann Lucas, a disability rights attorney who pioneered representation for parents with disabilities, died after an arbitrary denial from an insurance company caused a plethora of health problems, exacerbating her disabilities and eventually leading to her premature death.”

“They are flailing in a sea of ethical emptiness.”

“As a moral matter, I think he’s guilty of one of the single most despicable acts I have ever witnessed.”

What does a racist joke do except create the cognitive distance necessary to do harm, dissolve the bonds of moral obligation?”

“As for Trump drawing a comparison between North Korea and the Special Olympics, I don’t even know what to tell you.”

“He’s proven not only that he can be trusted, but that he will stand for what’s right.”

Church no longer feels like a safe place to me.”

They say the noise causes cancer.”

“According to witnesses, the suspect had posted himself outside a roller rink for several hours, wearing a MAGA hat and a pirate costume, drinking beer, threatening people walking in and out of said roller rink and screaming homophobic slurs. As one does.”

Unaffirming Church Bingo

“This does not compute. How is this guy wearing these kicks?

I cut people. I got a knife right in that pocketbook.”

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