Postcards from the class & culture wars (1.9.20)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (1.9.20) January 9, 2020

I never understood wind.”

“There is something physically wrong with this president.”

“I’m not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here.”

“Writing ‘Jolene’ and helping all the kids to read is an objectively better contribution to humanity than starting the Ku Klux Klan, and anyone who would argue otherwise is a monster.”

“I must confront the fact that there may be nothing I can do to persuade these people that a more equal, kind and caring society is better than what we have now.”

“An Iowa woman who told police she ran over a teen because she ‘was a Mexican’ has been charged with another attempted murder after police say she hit a 12-year-old boy on the same day.”

“A homeowner living next to an elementary school in Iowa is facing backlash for painting Confederate battle flags and swastikas on pallets around his property.”

“I mean, didn’t travel with her to these witchcraft meetings but, as a Christian I have spiritual discernment.”

“I couldn’t fathom in what universe I would go to a doctor for a strep throat culture and some antibiotics and I would end up with a $25,000 bill.”

“Potential defects, according to Mauer, include feces, sex organs, toenails, bladders and unwanted hair.”

People who are this willing to slut shame women rarely actually care that much about women being abused.”

“The Centurion investment fund does its business with an unlikely pair of banks: both linked to a billion-dollar Venezuelan money laundering and bribery scandal.”

“Traditionally it’s always been Republicans suppressing votes in places.”

“The co-founder of Students for Trump pleaded guilty … to scamming consumers and businesses out of $46,000 by posing as a lawyer online and dispensing legal advice.”

“That’s white-on-white capitalism.”

“Tweets [Trump] shared over the holidays indicate he’s feeling more shameless than ever about retweeting sketchy accounts that have promoted conspiracy theories portraying his political enemies as satanist pedophiles.”

“The Trump Tower Baku project carried some classic hallmarks of a money-laundering operation, including firms being paid in cash, some of which was transferred in duffel bags.”

Let me address this ‘snowflake’ thing.”

The Jordan imbroglio comes just as Chris Rowe, the Republican Party’s New Castle chairman, resigned after using the word ‘f—-ts’ in a comment on a recent Facebook post.”

“I’m here essentially to say goodbye to my mom.”

“He died 50 years after he lost, in Vietnam, all that underpinned his life.”

Vanilla Ice ran it by Donald Jr.

Baker stole the recipe from another con man. It does nothing.”

“It just feels like a place where people genuinely care about other people — which, in the current landscape of American Christianity, can feel incredibly radical.”


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