Postcards from the class & culture wars (4.13.21)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (4.13.21) April 13, 2021

She wishes politicians in Washington, debating whether minimum wage should be $10, $11 or $15 per hour, lived a day like she does — with almost two hours on a bus, just to get to work.”

“I had my childhood taken from me because for whatever reason — because we weren’t white, didn’t speak English, because some of us weren’t citizens — someone decided it was okay to poison us in our own houses.”

“The fundamental truth about [Georgia’s] SB 202 is this: Its very existence is predicated on a lie.”

Lawmakers introduced 108 restrictive voting bills in less than five weeks this spring, according to an analysis of the scope and momentum of election limits being considered across the country.”

Religious membership in the U.S. has fallen to just 47% among those surveyed — representing less than half of the adult population for the first time since Gallup began asking the question more than 80 years ago.”

“Israel will have to decide whether its hugely successful vaccine rollout combined with measures like a coronavirus rapid test at the airport is enough to protect its citizens from evangelical Christians from the United States who refuse to get vaccinated, or if requiring vaccines is worth alienating a key political and economic force that returns home to sow positive P.R. for the land of milk and honey.”

“The department did little or nothing to limit his contact with children, and allowed him to salvage a career that led to the union presidency, where he became the public face of the city’s 1,500 patrol officers.”

Six Seattle Police Officers are under investigation after being in DC on the day of the Capitol riots.”

They barked conflicting orders at him: ‘Keep your hands outside the window!’ and ‘Get out of the car now.’ This is a standard cop technique that makes it easier to claim later that someone refused to comply.”

“Krasner has not at all halted prosecution of serious crime — on the contrary, he has prosecuted over 99% of homicides, and over 98% of non-lethal shootings, in which Philadelphia police made an arrest. Unfortunately, the cops made arrests in only about 40% of homicides and less than 20% of non-lethal shootings.”

US police kill on a population-adjusted basis ten and twenty and fifty times more people than the police kill in almost all other wealthy developed countries.”

It would depend on what they were raising money for.”

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good friend with a yacht?

I’m not talking about political contributions.”

“Danny Moore was removed Monday from his role as the chair of Colorado’s newly-formed Independent Congressional Redistricting Commission following scrutiny of social media posts where he touted unfounded claims of widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election and referred to coronavirus as the ‘China virus.'”

“McPherson goes on to ask Merrill in explicit detail about sex acts she says they engaged in on multiple occasions and about specific locations. He told her later in the call he hoped to draw strength from God to resist continuing their affair.”

What we witnessed was a race riot.”

“Why would a fabulously wealthy university treat employee benefits not as a bastion of last resort, but a piggy bank to be dipped into at will?

“They said they may have misinterpreted a few of Q’s messages.”

“You know, I guess I would ask you — because I’m addicted to truth, logic and common sense — and my common-sense meter would demand the answer to why weren’t we shut down for COVID one through 18?

“The rulers of this country have always considered their property more important than our lives.”

 

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