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  • AOC says growing cauliflower is 'colonial' as she insists community gardens central to her [tr]

    05/22/2019 6:20:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 22, 2019 | Ross Ibbetson
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that growing cauliflower in community gardens is 'taking a colonial approach to environmentalism.' The firebrand New York Democrat took to Instagram to discuss how such gardens were a 'core component' of her proposed Green New Deal on Tuesday. She discussed in the live broadcast how it was important that people of color felt they were able to grow foods familiar to them in these green spaces. The 29-year-old said: 'What I love too is growing plants that are culturally familiar to the community. It's so important.'
  • Cringe-Worthy: Ocasio-Cortez and Liz Warren Say 'Game of Thrones' Isn't Feminist Enough

    05/22/2019 6:06:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 21, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Tuesday, 2020 Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) continued her cringe-inducing appeal to millennials with a tag-team video about Game of Thrones. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) joined her, to bash the show for not being feminist enough. Their pop culture analysis mimics the gender pay gap complaints by focusing on equal outcomes rather than equal opportunity and character development. Spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 6 below. "I feel like we were getting so close to having this ending with just women running the world and then the last two episodes … it’s like, ‘Oh, they’re too emotional....
  • Ocasio-Cortez says growing cauliflower in community gardens is 'colonial' (no satire)

    05/21/2019 11:06:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that growing cauliflower in community gardens is part of the “colonial” attitudes that her Green New Deal will stamp out. The New York Democrat, who introduced the proposal to tackle climate change by radically transforming the economy, posted a series of Instagram videos filmed in her home state talking about community gardens as a “core component” of her proposal. “What I love too is growing plants that are culturally familiar to the community. It’s so important,” she said as she filmed a community garden in the Bronx.
  • Ocasio-Cortez says it is time to open impeachment inquiry against Trump

    05/21/2019 7:13:39 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 59 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/21/2019 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez said on Tuesday it is time for Democratic leaders to allow an impeachment process to start against President Donald Trump, saying the administration’s obstruction of lawmakers’ oversight efforts gives them no choice.
  • DC Sends Cease And Desist Demand Over Wonder Woman AOC Cover

    05/19/2019 6:19:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | May 17, 2019 | Rich Johnston
    This week, Devil’s Due published the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & The Freedom Force: New Party, Who Dis? comic book. A number of comic book retailers ran exclusive retailer covers, including this one for NY Collector Cave by Carla Cohen which Bleeding Cool posted a couple of weeks ago. In which AOC bears a stunning resemblance to Wonder Woman. Too stunning it seems for DC Comics whose legal team, after reading the article on Bleeding Cool (Warner Bros IP traffic spiked in the days after we posted that article), sent a cease-and-desist notice to DEvil’s Due and the NY Collector Cave demanded...
  • Rand Paul teams up with AOC, Ilhan Omar urging Trump to complete Syria troop withdrawal

    04/07/2019 2:36:58 PM PDT · by proust · 33 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 4/3/19 | Susan Ferrechio
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent President Trump a letter Wednesday urging him to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria within the next six months. Trump has already committed to pulling back U.S. forces from the region, but Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., and others say it needs to happen quickly. “We write in bipartisan support of your announcement of the start of a “deliberate withdrawal” of U.S. military forces in Syria, and we welcome the completion of this process within the next six months.” Paul wrote to Trump in a letter that was also signed by Rep....
  • Pastor Burns Fires Back at AOC After She Mocks Christian Beliefs

    05/18/2019 3:52:15 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 18 replies
    News Thud ^ | 18-05-19 | Paul Goldberg
    Media sensation Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has landed herself in another bucket of hot water. This time she tried to mock conservative Christian, and completely botched Bible scripture.Daily Wire reported that Pastor Mark Burns noted Ocasio-Cortez’s claims were not accurate, highlighting that she lacked key context about scripture.“In context, usury in the Old Testament was when a fellow Jew would charge interest to a fellow Jew. There was no requirement set for interest on a loan to those outside the household of faith,” Burns said. “For example, after the Babylonian captivity, the Jews were rebuilding their homes and needed money. There...
  • The couple behind the viral AOC ad plans a streaming channel for socialists

    05/17/2019 6:01:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/17/19 | Christopher Wilson
    On Tuesday afternoon, the AFL-CIO’s Twitter account posted a video of Dan Whelan, a 36-year-old roofer from Dearborn, Mich., stating that the concept of a middle class was a lie and calling for solidarity among workers. The union’s tweet, featuring the caption “We all need to seize the means of production” was derided on the right and applauded on the left, and was viewed nearly 400,000 times. Where did the video, with its Marxist-Leninist tagline, come from? It’s part of a fundraising campaign from Means TV, a Detroit-based film company that’s attempting the ambitious project of launching its own anticapitalist...
  • Cortez takes on the Christian right - the Bible backs her campaign for a 15% interest rate cap

    05/17/2019 5:31:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/17/19 | Katelyn Caralle
    Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez believes Christians should back her recent credit card interest rate cap because she says the bible prohibits usury. 'Usury - aka high interest - happens to be explicitly denounced in the Bible (& in many other religions),' Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday night. 'Looking forward to having the religious right uphold their principles + sign onto my bill. Unless of course they're only invoking religion to punish women + queer people,' she continued.
  • AOC confronts drug company CEO over prices, then promotes universal health care

    05/16/2019 2:24:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 16, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attempted to make a case for universal health care on Thursday after a tense confrontation over the HIV prevention drug known as PrEP. During a congressional hearing, Ocasio-Cortez pressed Gilead Sciences CEO Daniel O'Day on why his company's drug -- Truvada for PrEP -- cost so much more in the United States than in Australia. She later answered her own question on Twitter, saying that the U.S. health care system was to blame. "Spoiler: Because Australia has universal health care," she tweeted. During the hearing, O'Day responded to Ocasio-Cortez by noting how the drug was under...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: I’ll be d*mned if democrats take the “middle of the road” in 2020.

    05/16/2019 1:48:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Cowger Nation ^ | May 15, 2019 | Caiden Cowger
    On Monday, during a rally held by the controversial Sunrise Movement, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY, 14) expressed that she refuses to allow the Democratic Party to nominate a “middle of the road” candidate in 2020. “I’ll be d*mned if the same politicians who refused to act (in past decades) are going to try to come back today and say we need a ‘middle of the road’ approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez declared. Ocasio-Cortez remarks come just after former Vice President Joe Biden expressed that democrats need to find “middle ground” on climate change policy, as reported by Reuters. The...
  • GOP Pollster Tells Fox News Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Would Be Democrats' Best Hope of Beating Trump

    05/16/2019 1:36:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 15, 2019 | Jason Lemon
    Republican pollster Frank Luntz has suggested that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez would be the Democratic party’s best candidate to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 if she were legally able to run. “The key is authenticity,” Luntz told Fox News host Laura Ingraham Tuesday evening. “You want to say what you mean, mean what you say,” he continued. “You want to be able to look straight at the camera and be yourself. And at least half of them [the 2020 Democratic candidates] are trying to be something that they’re not,” he argued. Ingraham then pointed out that Ocasio-Cortez, despite her disagreements...
  • If Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders really cared about everyday Americans they would do THIS

    05/15/2019 2:39:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 15, 2019 | Gregory Angelo
    It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that the infamous socialists Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., unveiled a new policy that’s aimed at targeting Wall Street. However, the only thing their deceptively titled Loan Shark Prevention Act will do is hurt the pocketbooks of common Americans. The Act would cap all interest rates on consumer loans at 15 percent, effectively eliminating credit line options for millions of Americans. Credit lenders often times extend credit with higher interest rates as a precaution if the potential borrower has bad credit as a way to mitigate risk. For example,...
  • What Happened To 'Abolish ICE'? The Same Thing That’s Happening To The Green New Deal

    05/15/2019 1:48:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/15/2019 | John Sexton
    There are a couple of stories out today that sketch out a coming battle within the Democratic Party between the far left, led by freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the more moderate left exemplified by Joe Biden. As Buzzfeed reports today, Democratic candidates were quick to jump onboard when Ocasio-Cortez suggested a push to “Abolish ICE” but a few months later almost no one in the field wants to talk about it: The push to abolish ICE surged onto the national stage after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her primary — in part by hammering her incumbent opponent for voting...
  • 'Genuine' AOC would be Dems' best bet against Trump; O'Rourke reset was 'dumbest' move: pollster

    05/15/2019 2:59:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 14 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., would be her party's best bet against President Trump in 2020 -- if only she were eligible to run for president. That was the observation of pollster Frank Luntz on Tuesday night during an appearance on Fox News' "The Ingraham Angle." Luntz told host Laura Ingraham that 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez has a "genuine" quality that most of the Democrats seeking the party's presidential nomination seem to lack.
  • AOC Unhinged: Ocasio-Cortez Goes on Bizarre, Screaming, Voice-Cracking Rant

    05/14/2019 9:04:19 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 87 replies
    WIBC ^ | May. 14, 2019 | Brian Baker
    She was passionate. She was angry. She was borderline psychotic and clearly in need of medication. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez delivered a bizarre and completely unhinged speech at Monday night's Green New Deal event hosted by the Sunrise Movement. Alternating between screaming at those in attendance and REALLY screaming at those in attendance, the freshman congresswoman eviscerated eardrums as she touted the need to "decarbonize the economy" and for American workers to get paid as much as "they need." Asked to clarify what that amount might be, Ocasio-Cortez responded, "a living wage," then failed to specify what constitutes "a living wage."
  • Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren battle for Ocasio-Cortez endorsement

    05/14/2019 11:50:10 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 14, 2019 | 2:23pm | Lee Brown
    Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are both aggressively battling for the backing of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — suggesting she could make-or-break a Democratic run for president, according to a new report. “I think it’s one of the most important endorsements in America right now,” progressive consultant Rebecca Katz told Politico of Ocasio-Cortez’s support.
  • Ocasio-Cortez attacks Biden on climate change policy, Biden says he's 'never been

    05/14/2019 10:47:24 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    ABC ^ | May 14, 2019, 12:46 PM ET | ELIZABETH THOMAS
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has ramped up her criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's reported “middle ground” climate change policy approach as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. Interested in Climate Change? Add Climate Change as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Climate Change news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Climate Change Add Interest “I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Green...
  • Ocasio-Cortez SMEARS the Intelligence of Republicans, Compares GOP to Dwight From ‘The Office’

    05/13/2019 5:06:50 PM PDT · by Monrose72 · 36 replies
    News Thud ^ | 13-05-19 | J.C McCallum
    Dwight Schrute is a beloved character from one of America’s all-time favorite shows, “The Office.” He was hilarious. Freshman Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is also hilarious in her own way, but certainly not beloved. Check out this tweet from AOC, who berates Republicans and mocks their intelligence… This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and “fact check” it. Like the “world ending in 12 years” thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.
  • Justin Haskins: Green New Deal backers attack Biden – say he’s not extreme enough

    05/12/2019 7:09:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/12/19 | Justin Haskins
    Can former Vice President Joe Biden thrive in a Democratic Party that treats predictions of climate change catastrophe as religious doctrine? Not if Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., have it their way. Reuters reported Friday that Biden – currently the early front-runner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination in terms of voter support and fundraising – is crafting a “middle ground” climate change policy that his team believes will appeal to enough voters to put him in the White House. **SNIP** Biden’s “middle ground” policy comes just as Ocasio-Cortez – with help from Hollywood, the left-wing...