Class and Culture Wars Postcards (6.24.22)
“Donald Trump and his allies and supporters are a clear and present danger to American democracy.”
“Dozens of Republican mail-in ballots for the May 17 primary were diverted to a post office box registered with the Republican Registration Coalition.”
“Federal court filings describe Kelley as an active participant in the riot, climbing over portions of the Capitol, encouraging shouting, gesturing at attendees, and removing cover from a temporary structure outside the Capitol. .”
“The two evangelical pastors favored the municipalities ruled 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 as if it were 1850.”
“Black students were twice as likely to be verbalized as their white peers.”
“Very often, you know, black people, frankly.”
“This is quite a nod to the indescribable yet clearly animating belief of the 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.”
“As Oklahoma is an open state, it is not illegal to carry a gun, but it is illegal to commit a crime with a gun. Sometimes it can be very muddy to deal with or navigate.”
“A suburban Seattle town will pay more than $1.5 million to settle a dispute with a former deputy police chief who was disciplined for displaying a Nazi rank insignia on his office door and joking about the ‘Holocaust.”
“At least one of the mothers of Walker’s unrecognized children had to take legal action to receive child support.”
“Let me tell you about Sir Matthew Hale and his views on women.”
“Henry Lee Porter Sr., seventy-four, former bishop of an evangelical church in Sarasota, is on trial, charged with sexually abusing children since 1989.”
“The repeated errors and omissions in the AG’s opinion are so consistent and extensive that it is hard to believe that the opinion represents a good faith effort to draw legal conclusions based on the best scientific evidence.”
They come for your birth control.
“Benjamin Franklin wasn’t even the first publisher of a math textbook on either side of the Atlantic to include among his papers a recipe for abortion, though his book certainly had the most reliable and the most explicit.
“According to the most recent data released by the FBI, the rates at which police forces solve crimes have plunged to historic lows.”
“The increase in rents was responsible for nearly 40% of the CPI base number in May.”
“An attorney representing some of the families being evicted from the Newport News/Williamsburg airport trailer park said the $500-2,000 per tenant offered to early leavers was ‘clearly not enough’ and insisted on the fact that the airport had to pay its customers ‘just compensation’ for abandoning their homes.
“Residents of Oak Hill Mobile Home Park [in Belton, Mo.] scramble to find new homes after receiving notice that they must move out within 30 to 60 days.
“And it’s like they don’t care. They just took 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 that the good memories I had were put there by satanists to cover up other bad memories from my past.”
“For his part, Sheriff Mike Smith continues to claim that this is a very legitimate investigation and he is truly very concerned for all of the children who were abused in these evil satanic rituals that definitely happened. “