Postcards from the class & culture wars (4.17.23)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (4.17.23) April 18, 2023

“To have the power to touch men’s hearts with glory or bigotry and to choose the latter is a saddening thing.”

Take them down to Mud Creek and hang them up with damned rope. But you can’t do that anymore. They’ve got more rights than we’ve got.”

“[Missouri Republican] House lawmakers also voted to strip all state funding from public libraries.”

“Casiano knew that Texas banned abortions, but she didn’t think those laws would apply in a situation where the fetus was certain to die.”

“Raised Christian in the deep South, he had never agreed with abortion as a moral choice. But as an OB-GYN whose patient was in mortal peril, he couldn’t begin to comprehend what politicians were thinking.”

“House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s new debt limit negotiating proposal set to be unveiled … will include broad moves to restrict food assistance for millions of low-income Americans.”

“While the tax deductibility of private jets isn’t the most important feature of U.S. tax law, the fact that billionaires’ luxury rides come with millions in tax savings says a lot about how the system really works.”

“The bill allows 14-year-olds to work six-hour night shifts, allows 15-year-olds to work in plants on assembly lines moving items up to 50 pounds, and allows 16 and 17-year-olds to serve alcohol.”

Do you know any kids who have been married at age 12? I do. And guess what? They’re still married.”

“Another person with direct knowledge of the situation who works in the Capitol corroborated the complaint and said that Slaton and the intern drank alcohol together. Slaton, one of the most far-right social conservatives of the Legislature, has been married to his wife since 2017.”

“Little Miss Addie, who is almost two … already has a shotgun, and she already has a rifle, and she’s got a little pony named Sparkles too.”

“A 65-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly shot and killed a 20-year-old Saratoga County woman after the car she was in mistakenly drove up the man’s driveway.”

“A man is facing charges after two girls were shot and injured when their fathers were involved in a road-rage confrontation on a highway in Florida.”

“Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he wants to pardon a man found guilty of murdering a racial justice protester in July 2020.”

“Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) used his newsletter to direct people to a story posted on a Holocaust-denier website that praised him for attacking ‘Jewish warmongers’ for their support of Ukraine.”

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