Postcards from the class & culture wars (9.30.22)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (9.30.22) September 30, 2022

Maps of states that have passed laws that would ban abortion if the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade almost mirror those that have passed anti-trans bans.”

“American conservatism is made up of a bunch of apparently disparate core ideas that are actually fairly closely connected.”

“From the outside, the issues that motivate the MAGA wing of the GOP seem like an incoherent mess. But white replacement is an underground root system that connects them all.”

“CNN’s KFile previously reported that Gibbs’ history of conspiratorial and inflammatory tweets included baselessly accusing Democrats of taking part in satanic rituals and defending a notorious antisemitic troll banned by Twitter.”

“While Republican Joe Kent touted his support for prominent far-right figures like Reps. Marjorie Taylor Green and Paul Gosar and supported MAGA policies, he was speaking with Greyson Arnold, a Nazi sympathizer.”

“As the Holman Bible puts it, Jesus is ‘the most pro-cop person in the universe.'”

“The groups targeted by Paxton’s legal regime really are operating in a climate of fear and intimidation that’s been imposed on them by the state, but you don’t see them cavalierly talking about using the Second Amendment against a process server.”

“But there’s one more problem that I’m sure most white people haven’t thought about yet: arming American teachers will directly result in students of color being shot to death at school.”

“Texas-based nonprofit organization True the Vote has engaged in a series of questionable transactions that sent more than $1 million combined to its founder, a longtime board member romantically linked to the founder, and the group’s general counsel.”

“Well-adjusted white man Daily Wire Ben Shapiro employee Matt Walsh … has science thoughts about why Ariel in The Little Mermaid has to be white, because mermaids are white, in fact they are translucent, because everything in the ocean is see-through.”

“See for weirdos like Bryan, femineity is expressly linked to sexuality, so if a man wants to appear feminine then he is absolutely being a pervert because to be a woman is, ipso facto to be sexual.”

“Everyone’s hoping that the next set of orders that pops up is not for Texas.”

“Texas health officials have missed a key window to complete the state’s first major updated count of pregnancy related deaths in nearly a decade, saying the findings will now be released next summer, most likely after the Legislature’s biennial session.”

“One unavoidable conclusion is that Mississippi’s infant health crisis is, ultimately, a maternal-health crisis.”

Our heart is super compassionate about that.”

“Last I checked, watering roses ain’t no crime.”

“By 2019, the medics were responding to 24,000 calls a year, and they said only about 150 required police backup.”

“It was 3:30 in the afternoon, but the weather was cold. I didn’t have a sweater; I didn’t have a coat. They took us to a school, where they gave us food, and then they took us to a church in the center of town — the center of the island, I imagine..”

“On Thursday morning, the migrants woke to a buffet breakfast of sandwiches and coffee served outside the church as politicians and other officials planned their next steps.”

“Americans are getting significantly more return on investment from offshore wind energy lease sales than they are from oil and gas lease sales.”

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