Postcards from the class & culture wars (6.24.22)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (6.24.22) June 24, 2022

Donald Trump and his allies and supporters are a clear and present danger to American democracy.”

“Dozens of Republican mail ballots for the May 17 primary were being diverted to a P.O. Box registered to the Republican Registration Coalition.”

Federal court records describe Kelley as being an active participant in the riot, climbing onto portions of the Capitol, encouraging yelling, gesturing to participants and removing a covering from a temporary structure outside the Capitol.”

“Both evangelical pastors favored municipalities governed by their allies and demanded bribes, including a kilo of gold.”

“Just one of the most famous contemporary evangelical radio preachers and authors promoting the Curse of Ham like it was 1850.”

Black students were twice as likely to be ticketed as their white peers.”

Very often, you know, Black people, frankly.”

“It’s all a head nod in the direction of the unspeakable but clearly animating belief of MAGA nation: People of color are not legitimate American citizens. ”

Homicide is a leading cause of death during pregnancy and the postpartum period in the United States.”

“With Oklahoma being an open-carry state, it’s not against the law to carry a firearm, but it is against the law to commit a crime with a firearm. Sometimes that can be very muddy waters to deal with or work your way through.”

“A suburban Seattle city will pay more than $1.5 million to settle a dispute with a former assistant police chief who was disciplined for posting a Nazi rank insignia on his office door and joking about the Holocaust.”

“At least one of the mothers of Walker’s unacknowledged children had to take legal action to receive child support payments.”

“Let me tell you about Sir Matthew Hale & his views toward women.”

“Seventy-four-year-old Henry Lee Porter Sr., the former bishop of a Sarasota evangelical church, is on trial, accused of sexually abusing children from as far back as 1989.”

“The repeated errors and omissions in the AG Opinion are so consistent and so extensive that it is difficult to believe that the opinion represents a good-faith effort to draw legal conclusions based on the best scientific evidence.”

They are coming for your birth control.

“Benjamin Franklin wasn’t even the first issuer of a math textbook on either side of the Atlantic to include among its materials a recipe for abortion, though his book certainly had the most reliable and explicit one.”

“According to the most recent data published by the FBI, the rates at which police forces are solving crimes have plunged to historic lows.”

Increase in rents was responsible for almost 40 percent of the core CPI number in May.”

“A lawyer representing some of the families being kicked out of the trailer park at the Newport News/Williamsburg Airport said the $500 to $2,000 per tenant offered to those who leave early is ‘clearly not sufficient’ and insisted the airport must pay his clients ‘just compensation’ to give up their homes.”

“Residents at the Oak Hill Mobile Home Park [in Belton, Mo.] are scrambling to find new homes after receiving notice they need to move within 30 to 60 days.”

“And it’s like they don’t care. They just snatch it away from us.”

“Michael Peirce thinks it shouldn’t take a miracle for residents to be able to buy their own parks.”

“I was told good memories I had were put there by Satanists to cover up the other bad memories in my past.”

“For his part, Sheriff Mike Smith is continuing to pretend that this is a very legitimate investigation and he is just really concerned for all of the children who were abused in these evil Satanic rituals that definitely happened.”

 

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