hot takes 12-20

I took a little break and actually enjoyed this weekend of not thinking about bad stuff. But the takes just keep on a’comin’. There are more, recent things, but I wanted to make sure to squeeze these in.


This Trump voter didn’t think Trump was serious about repealing her health insurance

The bit that got me — when asked ‘why trump’:

Well … we liked him because he just seemed to be a businessman.

We’re in a small, rural area where there’s not a lot of businesses right now going on, and so we can’t really have anything else shut down, because it affects everybody.

I guess I always just thought that it would be there. I was thinking that once it was made into a law that it could not be changed, but I guess it can? Yes?

This person has a family member with a bad liver insured under obamacare. But the economy turned around without coal, and they don’t think of healthcare as a government service, so: Jobs.

Rough.


Slate’s Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick: Where We Draw the Line

Good convo on voter suppression legality in the first half that’s pretty enlightening. Interview with Marc Elias, lawyer who represented a few recent gerrymandering cases.


Meanwhile, UofL is burning, so my degree may be null soon.


AND V IMPORTANT TAKES FOR THE WEEK *The Incomparable*talks about Rogue One.

It's lit.

The Incomparable: 331: I Refuse To Call It a Prequel

Honestly, even though this was literally a story of guerrilla warfare and an evil empire, a new Star Wars movie was a nice escape.