Favorite Rejects 2022-07-09
The globalization of culture war politics where you have European politicians talking about Roe v Wade is really something to behold. We already see voters completely ignoring local politics in favor of nationalized media and the next frontier is going to be wild.
A lot of people underrate the extent to which the surge in housing demand is driven by remote work rather than macroeconomic conditions.
In February 2020, the country had a huge stock of "office building capital" and another stock of "spare rooms in residential dwellings capital." Remote work devalues the former and increases demand for the latter, and the switch happened inconveniently fast.
I think the way to understand "Thor: Love and Thunder" is as a genre satire in the tradition of Spaceballs or Walk Hard, except further elevated by putatively taking place *inside* the fictional universe it is satirizing.
The basic story of the Ukraine War over the last month is that Russia retreated to places where it could supply its artillery by railroad instead of truck, and then the U.S. gave Ukraine HIMARS (missile trucks) that could reach Russia's rail-supplied depots.
Russian milbloggers are already screaming bloody murder about Russian MUNITIONS HUNGER (!) in Ukraine. That’s the force that a month ago was sweeping off everything in front of it to advance through charred ruins. https://t.co/5RZaYSnpYZ
Illia Ponomarenko 🇺🇦 @IAPonomarenko
I'm worried the abortion rights movement is going to follow the Sunrise playbook: (1) Protest the Biden administration for not being left-wing enough, (2) Support left-wing legislation moderates have said they oppose, and (3) Oppose narrower abortion rights bills that might pass.