Postcards from the class & culture wars (1.19.22)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (1.19.22) January 19, 2022

“And whether it is a matter of not Googling the person they’re hiring or not caring about Clanton’s documented racism, it is a problem.”

“As a German historian, the authoritarian and fascistic tendencies in American Christian Nationalism make me very uneasy.”

“Bateman has been a prominent figure in Republican politics in Utah. He was a big donor to the party, bailing them out of financial trouble.”

“There’s the anti-vax sentiment — with all the anti-science that demands; a distinct anti-government flair that’s pretty notable, you know, for a government lawyer; the problematic racial assumptions; and a take on well, law and order, that almost certainly impacts how she does her job at the district attorney’s office.”

“She is nuts. Her husband is nuts. They are crazy, stupid, and mean.”

What the Hell Happened to Work During the Pandemic?

The supply chain is people.”

“When people refer to low-skill workers, the more precise term would be low-wage.”

“We have to get used to the fact that climate change is going to be expensive.”

“Political appointees tried to influence the way the Census Bureau counted people, processed the data, avoided disclosing private information, counted citizens, and calculated undocumented populations.”

Every. Single. Textual. Marker. The majority concedes every one of them before inventing, for the first time in history, some legislative intent to limit ‘work-related dangers’ to injuries that cannot happen anywhere but on the job.”

“But this is a different point from merely noting that the Republican Supreme Court is first and foremost Republican, rather than the purveyor of a consistently reactionary legal ideology.”

“There’s no detectable consistency in jurisprudence or legal ideology in any of this. It’s all just about one apparent belief guiding the court’s decisions: Only Republicans are legitimate leaders.”

“Over the past 20 years, as documented in the table below, U.S. and allied air forces have dropped over 337,000 bombs and missiles on other countries. That is an average of 46 strikes per day for 20 years.”

“If you’re reading about this for the first time, you can be sure you’ll be hearing a lot more about the marbled crayfish.”

“A bill pushed by Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that would prohibit public schools and private businesses from making white people feel ‘discomfort’ when they teach students or train employees about discrimination in the nation’s past received its first approval Tuesday.”

Florida, man.

Freakin’ Florida.

"That is more obscene than anything the nanny filter filters out."

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