Postcards from the class & culture wars (12.29.20)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (12.29.20) December 29, 2020

“The Complete Listing (So Far): Atrocities 1-1,028.”

Aaron Hoffman was a cop for 15 years.”

“What was clear from his speech … is that Alito expects the new 6-3 Republican majority on the court to go to war on numerous fronts with Democratic elected officials — and that the rights and public safety of ordinary members of the public will be irrevocably lost in that fight.”

Per capita gross domestic product and unemployment rates were nearly identical after five years in countries that slashed taxes on the rich and in those that didn’t, the study found.”

“Majorities of every other religious group say the president has damaged the dignity of the office of president. But only 36% of white evangelicals believe that.”

“The answer is simply that this group of voters are Republicans first, white people second, and evangelicals third.”

“Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. pumped millions of the nonprofit religious institution’s funds into Republican causes and efforts to promote the Trump administration, blurring the lines between education and politics.”

“Since Election Day this year, Charisma has doubled-down on its support for Trump, promoting voices pushing the Trump campaign’s bogus claims that Democrats are trying to steal the election.”

“One megachurch televangelist even bought a private jet two weeks after receiving $4 million in PPP funds.”

“Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) posed for a photo with former Ku Klux Klan leader Chester Doles, leading to outcry from Jewish activists.”

“This is someone who said visiting Hitler’s former vacation home was a ‘bucket list’ vacation spot, whose campaign denounced a journalist who left academic to ‘work for non-white males, like Cory Booker,’ and who’s been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women.”

“There is literally no moral difference between pardoning these people and pardoning Dylann Roof, which Trump might do before his term is over.”

“On the one hand, you’ve got women who want to join a hate group, and on the other, you’ve got men who don’t want women to join their hate group because of how they are sexist. Everyone involved is terrible.”

“I show him the screen that says ‘447.7 million,’ he says, ‘I don’t think that’s right,’ and I kiss my tip goodbye.”

“The decision was not made because of anticipated protests, but based on credible threats of violence.”

“Consider the fact that a former secretary of the Interior once proclaimed his goal to ‘civilize or exterminate’ us.”

“It seems like it should be fatal to a religious discrimination claim when religious institutions are singled out to be given more favorable treatment than comparable secular ones.”

“They didn’t offer to compensate her for the test, nor did they apologize for getting her sick.”

“During the initial stages of the pandemic, Tyson Foods ordered employees to report for work while supervisors privately wagered money on the number of workers who would be sickened by the deadly virus.”

Newsmax would like to clarify its news coverage and note it has not reported as true certain claims made about these companies.”

These fantasy worlds are constructed for, and by, white people. They are a sign of desperation; the last redoubt of white supremacy.”

“Sometimes, we don’t realize that something so small that you may not even, you might overlook it, it might be something major in someone else’s life.”

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