Postcards from the class & culture wars (3.12.21)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (3.12.21) March 12, 2021

Conservatives are always burning things.”

“Collectively, these bills represent the most sustained effort to roll back access to the ballot in Georgia since the Jim Crow era. The same is true nationally, where Republicans have introduced 253 bills in 43 states in the first two months of this year to make it harder to vote.”

“Force voters in predominantly Democratic areas to wait in line for hours and then prevent people from even bringing them water — again just flat-out Jim Crow shit.”

“For decades, these institutions were venerated and well-funded, but as soon as women and people of color gained more access — even took over as the majority of those accessing those institutions — we began to devalue them, or defund them altogether, shifting the cost burden onto the individual.”

“If your schtick is costumed performance, the theater critics have been invited.”

“These new accounts follow earlier accusations of improper sexual behavior by Cuomo aides, and a claim by New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim that Cuomo had called him and threatened to destroy his career and reputation if he refused to walk back criticism of Cuomo’s handling of nursing home death data.”

When private equity firms acquire nursing homes, patients start to die more often.”

“If these medicine ads are what it’s like to not have an NHS I never want to experience that.”

“Fringe extremists hold random events all the time, but in this case, Fuentes’ conference featured a sitting Republican congressman: Gosar delivered the keynote address at the gathering.”

“You admitted to going and being something you’re accusing other people of being. And then got mad and blamed others for the same thing you did. What the actual f— is wrong with you?”

“If you legalize marijuana, you’re gonna kill your kids.”

Area creeps are having their moment, and the Republican freshman congressional class is where they are having it.”

“We would be more than happy to send Rep. Greene’s office a copy of Destiny’s Landfall: A History of Guam.”

“The result is a new series, Reframed Classics, which promises wide-ranging discussions about 18 culturally significant films from the 1920s through the 1960s that also have problematic aspects, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Mickey Rooney’s performance as Mr. Yunioshi to Fred Astaire’s blackface routine in Swing Time.

“More specifically, for the Irish, it’s like having a neighbor who’s really into clowns and, also, your grandfather was murdered by a clown.”

“Somewhere, Benjamin Morgan Palmer is smiling.”

“He remains hopeful Homeless Jesus will be found and returned.”


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