Postcards from the class & culture wars (4.22.22)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (4.22.22) April 22, 2022

“Brazil’s education minister resigned Monday amid a scandal involving allegations of evangelical pastors demanding bribes.”

“It’s pretty huge that several Republican senators have pretty much straight up said that they are in favor of keeping wrongly convicted, innocent people in prison and I would like to see them questioned more on this, as often as possible, ideally while they are campaigning for office and long after Nina Morrison is a sitting judge.”

“Lawmakers in both chambers neglected to add any age of consent, opening [Tennessee] up to child marriages, assuming said children have the right body parts.”

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“To be treated in that way in a public event, in front of everyone, just to prove, I believe, that he could get away with it, and not having recourse, it’s terrifying.”

Someone is going to get hurt, and the lawmakers and pundits promoting this nonsense know that.”

When Ginni Thomas showed up, you knew your day was wrecked.”

“Many of Nichols’ alleged posts discuss killing Black and Jewish people, the same people he had sworn to protect for nearly two decades.”

“So for two years Hitler lived on the streets and practiced his oratory and his body language and how to connect with the masses. And then went on to lead a life that got him in the history books.”

“After Wilkey searched the car and found the marijuana, he offered Riley a choice: She could be arrested or get baptized.”

Thousands of Texans who attempted to vote by mail in the March primary were disenfranchised in the state’s first election conducted under a new Republican voting law.”

The gun church is a messianic movement, planning a kingship when America falls, and has associated itself directly with Trump, QAnon, the ‘Black Robed Regiment’ idea popular in Christian nationalist circles, and, of course, with January 6th, which Sean Moon attended with some of his followers.”

“For the second year in a row, Mississippi House leadership has once again killed an extension of postpartum Medicaid benefits, likely guaranteeing that many low-income people will lose health insurance benefits only two months after giving birth.”

“When the chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee (Joe Manchin) appears to think that electric-vehicle drivers have to wait in line for a new battery every time they use up their charge, the expectations of achieving anything useful on going green must be severely downgraded.”

“Dick and Liz Uihlein of packaging giant Uline, along with roofing magnate Diane Hendricks, together had contributed around $20 million to groups backing Johnson’s 2016 reelection campaign. The expanded tax break Johnson muscled through netted them $215 million in deductions in 2018 alone.”

“In an analysis of millions of court records across 31 cities and six states, researchers from Princeton’s Eviction Lab concluded that Black and Latino renters overall, and particularly women, faced a disproportionately high risk of being evicted.”

“In the nine months since 98 people died in the collapse of a Surfside, Florida, condominium, state lawmakers have pledged to pass measures that could help avoid a similar disaster. They failed.”

“When vetting math books for K–12 classes, the [Florida] education commissioner rejected 41 percent of submissions because of ‘references to Critical Race Theory (CRT), inclusions of Common Core, and the unsolicited addition of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in mathematics.’”

“Those statements came months after Byrd made comments supportive of QAnon after the couple was photographed on a boat flying a QAnon flag.”

“It isn’t a lack of understanding so much as it’s what we call the epistemology of ignorance — willful lack of understanding.”

Please tell me what I should be saying.”

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