Monday, October 31, 2022

Notes on Hobo Stew

When I make this beef stew with hamburger meat, I always think about the following experience from childhood:

Seeing GOP Response to Assault on Pelosi's Husband, Charlie Pierce Gives Up

PRRI, Challenges in Moving Toward a More Inclusive Democracy: Findings from the 2022 American Values Survey

Charles Pierce writes

Lula's win in Brazil, reported on here by Tom Phillips and Constance Malleretseems to me a good thing for the whole global community — though what Bolsonaro, who said he would not concede defeat if he lost the election, intends to do now, we have to wait and see.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

The Pelosi Attack: More Commentary

In News: "Till" Film Released; True History and Actual True History; Rising Antisemitism; Twitter Takeover Consequences

Photo of stack of newspapers by Daniel R. Blume, Wikimedia Commons

This weekend, Chinonye Chukwu’s film "Till" has been released nationally after limited-viewing showings on 14 October. Join the Movement Toward Racial Justice summarizes why this film telling the story of the 1955 murder of 14-year-old African-American Emmett Till Jr. remains critically important for Americans to hear today:

Robert P. Jones on 2022 PRRI American Values Survey: White Christian Nationalist Beliefs Now Affirmed by Half of Republicans and Half of White Evangelicals

Robert P. Jones explains the significance of key findings of the latest American Values Survey, released this past week by his PRRI group: 

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Reports About Twitter after Musk Acquisition

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1. Heather Cox Richardson reports about what's happening at Twitter after Musk acquired it: 

In the News: PRRI American Values Survey, Assassination Attempt on Pelosi, Alito's Victimization Claims

Photo of stack of newspapers by Daniel R. Blume, Wikimedia Commons

1. Philip Bump writes

As the 2016 election approached, it became clear that immigration and often-but-not-always submerged concerns about race were a strong motivation for his supporters. The great America for which his mostly White supporters were nostalgic was one in which there wasn’t a focus on or accommodation for discrimination against Black or gay people.

On Thursday, PRRI released its annual American Values Survey (AVS), asking questions that get at the heart of that political impulse. What it shows is that race, immigration and right-wing politics continue to overlap — and overlap in, at times, alarming ways.

Friday, October 28, 2022

Having Left Twitter Because Musk Acquired It, I'm Resuming This Blog

Photo of Leslie Jordan by Shawn Miller/Library of Congress, from discussion of his book How Y'All Doing?: MIsadventures and Mischief from a Life Well-Lived with Megan Mullally on the Main Stage at the National Book Festival, 3 September 2022; Library of Congress Life - 20220903SM2320, from Wikipedia, available for sharing via Creative Commons

Because I've now left Twitter after Elon Musk acquired it — I refuse to do anything to enrich that man in any way — I'm going to switch back to this blog to provide the kind of religious-political commentary I was providing on Twitter. I will appreciate it if anyone who happens to read my postings here and thinks they're worth sharing would do so, so that I can re-establish an audience for the blog.