Postcards from the class & culture wars (12.18.23)

Postcards from the class & culture wars (12.18.23) December 18, 2023

“Among the Dobbs Fourteen, all but Idaho, North Dakota, and Texas have infant-mortality rates higher than the (shockingly high) national average of 5.42 deaths per 1,000 births. … In Mississippi, it’s 9.39 deaths per 1,000 births. In Oklahoma, it’s 7.13 deaths per 1,000 births.”

“Speaker of the House Mike Johnson wrote the foreword and publicly promoted a 2022 book that spread baseless and discredited conspiracy theories and used derogatory homophobic insults.”

“In March 2021 the Answers in Genesis Statement of Faith was expanded from 29 provisions to 46 provisions. This includes article 29, which requires signers to affirm that ‘social justice’ … is ‘anti-biblical and destructive to human flourishing.’

“The Texas Historical Commission has removed more than two dozen race-related books from the gift shops of two former slave plantations because one white woman was offended.”

“The irony is crazy because you have this woman and her husband who are so concerned with preventing children from hearing anything that doesn’t totally align with their values, and then it’s like, I’m having to explain a three-way to a 12-year-old this week.”

“One might think that being so awful that LeVar Burton of all people is coming for you might be something of a wakeup call.”

“Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Elon Musk used his considerable social media clout to amplify an online mob’s misguided rants accusing the 22-year-old from California of being an undercover agent in a neo-Nazi group.”

“The thing about being a climate-denying governor in a state like Louisiana is that climate-related disasters will continue to happen.”

“R/SCOTUS and r/law cannot function if there are hecklers (on the internet, we call them trolls) drowning out substantive conversations with an unending stream of vulgar, racist, sexist, or just plain stupid, argle-bargle.”

Nor would they echo antisemitic conspiracy theories or endorse candidates who praised Hitler, as a certain Harvard alumna from New York has done.”

“It tells me that our society is set up really well for buying and selling guns, but it’s not set up very well for disposing of them.”

“While most drivers stayed in their lanes and left the animals undisturbed, 6% went out of their lane to run over the animals — a shocking 89% of those perpetrators were driving SUVs.”

“In New Orleans, Juan Nasario said he had been replacing roofs during 12-hour shifts nearly every day since he arrived from Guatemala four years ago, when he was 10.”

They are not children.”

“Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anyone else, these pages must show.”

“Amazon and consultants for the company violated federal labor law by interrogating and threatening employees regarding their union activities, and racially disparaging organizers who were seeking to unionize a Staten Island warehouse.”

” The 73 surviving American pledgers who were billionaires when the Giving Pledge was created in 2010 have more than doubled their collective wealth since then—and 30 individuals have seen their net worths at least triple.”

But generally speaking, women=Santa Claus.”

Why does Kelly Johnson speak like a toddler?

And by now, you shoulda somehow realized what you’re not to do …

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