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  • The Green New Deal Dress Rehearsal

    06/06/2020 4:27:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2020 | Paul Driessen
    More than 1.4 million cases of Wuhan Coronavirus and 106,000 deaths in the United States alone have accompanied stay-home lockdowns, businesses bankruptcies, over 40 million unemployed workers, plummeting tax revenues and unprecedented debt. Ongoing rioting, vandalism, arson and looting are compounding problems for many cities and minority communities. But where many see disaster, others see opportunity. Some want to use the crises to enact laws and welfare programs they could never get otherwise. More ambitious activists see the lockdown as a blueprint or dress rehearsal for a total energy, economic and lifestyle transformation to “save the planet.” If three months...
  • Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat Leaders, Suggest ‘White Supremacists’ Caused Violence at Riots

    05/31/2020 10:32:28 AM PDT · by bitt · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/2020 | Neil Munro
    New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez repeated Democrat claims “white supremacists” were responsible for violence as riots raged nationwide over the death of George Floyd. “There are increasing reports and investigations that white supremacists may be infiltrating these protests, breaking windows and destroying property,” said an Instagram post by Ocasio-Cortez. “If anything seems off to you, DOCUMENT IT. Always check who is organizing,” (see tweets) ...The Democrats’ claims came as other tweets suggested that “far-right extremists” hope for more violence. But a report by Vice.com did not provide any evidence that “white nationalists” were leading the riots: Far-right extremists are...
  • Ocasio-Cortez challenger drops out of GOP primary

    05/26/2020 12:42:16 PM PDT · by wanganghi · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/26/2020 | Rebecca Klar
    A Republican candidate seeking to challenge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) dropped out of the congressional GOP primary race late Monday.
  • AOC owes $2,000 in unpaid taxes from failed business venture

    05/18/2020 8:40:36 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 18, 2020 | Carl Campanile
    US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise taxes on the rich — but not pay her own. The Democratic socialist congresswoman from The Bronx still hasn’t paid a 7-year-old tax bill left over from a failed business venture. AOC had founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing house that sought designers, artists and writers from urban areas to help paint The Bronx in a positive way in children’s stories, in 2012. As The Post previously reported, public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016. The state can make such a move when a business fails to pay corporate...
  • AOC allegedly on hook for unpaid seven-year-old tax bill: report

    05/18/2020 3:35:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post via Fox News ^ | 5/18/20 | Carl Campanile
    US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to raise taxes on the rich - just not pay her own. The Democratic socialist congresswoman from The Bronx still hasn’t paid a 7-year-old tax bill leftover from a failed business venture. AOC had founded Brook Avenue Press, a publishing house that sought designers, artists and writers from urban areas to help paint The Bronx in a positive way in children’s stories, in 2012. As the Post previously reported, public records show the state dissolved the company in October 2016. The state can make such a move when a business fails to pay corporate taxes...
  • NEW YORK DEMOCRATS DEFEND ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ AFTER REPORT SAYS THEY'RE AVOIDING HER

    05/15/2020 2:09:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 2 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 5/15/20 | Ewan Palmer
    New York lawmakers have some to the defense of congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez following a report which claims that her fellow democrats are avoiding her while they plan to combat the coronavirus. The report from the New York Post claims that Cortez's peers are ignoring her over fears she will overshadow the work they are doing to combat the virus in an area with one of the highest infection rates in the entire world. The report, based on unnamed sources, claims that Ocasio-Cortez "simply rubs many of her fellow New York Democrats the wrong way." Ocasio-Cortez has become one the most...
  • Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Jonah Goldberg: 'Totally get it if you've never bothered to read the legislation'

    05/14/2020 3:03:30 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 14 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) defended her Green New Deal initiative after The Dispatch editor Jonah Goldberg called the legislation a “fantasy.” “Totally get it if you’ve never bothered to read the legislation you’re commenting so authoritatively on,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday. Jonah Goldberg Tweet: "Man this is so dumb and dishonest. You could confiscate every penny held by every billionaire and multimillionaire in America and it wouldn't cover a fraction of your Green New Deal fantasy. " Goldberg, a former National Review columnist, responded to a different tweet from the congresswoman suggesting higher taxes for the rich could have...
  • AOC booted from Working Families Party line, raising stakes for Democratic primary in reelection bid

    05/12/2020 3:30:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Daily News via MSN ^ | 5/12/20 | Dave Goldiner
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was bounced Tuesday from the Working Families Party ballot line by a Queens judge, raising the stakes in her potentially tricky Democratic primary fight for reelection. The firebrand lawmaker collected just 13 signatures from members of the small union-backed party, two short of what she needed to get on its primary ballot. Now, AOC won’t be on the WFP ballot line in the November general election either, said Martin Connor, a lawyer for Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, AOC’s opponent in the Democratic race. “AOC has hurt working people of the Bronx and Queens with her votes and creates disunity...
  • AOC tells democratic socialists to 'create the conditions' for a general strike

    05/11/2020 12:23:21 PM PDT · by SJackson · 53 replies
    AOC tells democratic socialists it's their 'responsibility' to 'create the conditions' for a general strike Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., indicated to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) that they couldn't outright call for things like a general strike amid the coronavirus crisis, but should slowly change public opinion before proposing "alternative structures" for society. "You know, there's a lot of people saying, 'call for a general strike, call for a general strike,'" the freshman congresswoman said during a DSA video event on Tuesday. "The majority of Americans don't know what a general strike is and so our responsibility is to...
  • AOC criticizes JetBlue for NYC flyover to honor coronavirus health workers, first responders

    05/07/2020 11:05:26 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 07 2020 | Caitlin McFall
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., condemned the use of three JetBlue aircraft that flew over New York City Thursday as a tribute to the medical community and first responders working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. JetBlue used three planes donned with New York City themes for a one-hour flyover over all five boroughs. The planes -- "I love NY," NYPD and FDNY -- were a tribute to first responders and "hometown health care heroes," the airline said. “Nothing like a corporate PR campaign that burns jet fuel at low altitudes over vulnerable communities dying from a respiratory virus...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Biden allegation 'not clear cut'

    05/07/2020 6:42:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 07 2020 | John Bowden
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) addressed the sexual assault allegation faced by former Vice President Joe Biden (D) during an interview with NPR on Thursday, explaining that it was not a "clear cut" situation for Democrats. Questioned on what she wanted to see happen in response to Tara Reade's allegation of a 1993 assault, which Biden has publicly denied, the New York lawmaker noted that Reade herself had not called on Democrats to abandon their support of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. "It's very difficult because this is a hyper-politicized zone, right? Instead of focusing on her account, instead of focusing...
  • For AOC, 'Existential Crises' as Her District Becomes the Coronavirus Epicenter

    05/04/2020 12:54:07 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The New York Times via Yahoo! News ^ | May 4, 2020 | by Mark Leibovich
    The dash to overnight millennial celebrity can take abrupt detours. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the democratic socialist from the Bronx in New York City, was propelled from an anonymous existence as a bartender after her upset victory in 2018 straight onto magazine covers, late-night TV and the top of every partisan love-hate list in America. It made her perhaps the most exposed and fixated-on House freshman in history. Today, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress - known simply as AOC - owns another distinction, this one far grimmer: She represents the nation’s most devastated hot zone of the coronavirus outbreak....
  • AOC Conducts Symphony Beethovens 5th

    04/27/2020 11:36:59 AM PDT · by C210N · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 31, 2020 | Beyond Above Media
    What an accomplished Maestro! First, Economics Major. Then, Professional Bartender. Next up, United States Congresswoman. And now, without furthur Redo: Conductor of a Major Symphony...
  • A cautious hope emerges among AOC's constituents (COVID area)

    04/26/2020 11:46:53 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2019 | Robert Samuels
    NEW YORK — Molly Roth was proud to move to a neighborhood she considered real America.
  • Jackson Heights, the World’s "Most Diverse Neighborhood"

    04/26/2020 11:31:28 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 33 replies
    Jackson Heights is a neighborhood in the northwestern part of Queens, New York. It is known to be the most culturally diverse neighborhood in the United State, where 167 languages are spoken.
  • That hill she'll die on: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still championing the 'unwilling to work'

    04/25/2020 7:29:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/25/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Talk about dimwit. At a time when millions of Americans are demanding to be allowed to return to work, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling for a "work strike." According to PJMedia's Tyler O'Neill: "When we talk about this idea of reopening society you know, only in America does the president — when the president tweets about liberation — does he mean 'go back to work.' When we have this discussion about going back or reopening, I think a lot of people should just say no — we’re not going back to that," AOC told Anand Giridharadas in the first...
  • Clip surfaces of Biden accuser Tara Reade's mother phoning into 'Larry King Live' in 1993 alluding to claim

    04/24/2020 7:18:02 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/24/20 1 hr ago | Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News
    A resurfaced clip on "Larry King Live" in 1993 appears to show the mother of Tara Reade -- who has accused Joe Biden of past sexual assault while in the Senate -- alluding to “problems” her daughter faced while working as a staffer for the then-Delaware senator. In a telephone interview with Fox News on Friday night, Reade confirmed that her mother called into the show. Biden's presidential campaign has adamantly denied Reade's allegations but the video could be cited as evidence supporting Reade’s allegation – even though her late mother, in the clip, does not specifically refer to a...
  • AOC, only Dem voting 'nay' on stimulus bill, says it's 'too small'

    04/24/2020 1:00:05 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/24/2020 | By Vandana Rambaran | Fox News
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., defended her "nay" vote during the House's largely bipartisan passage of a $484 billion coronavirus relief package on Thursday, calling it "too small." The progressive lawmaker -- whose state has been ravaged by the coronavirus, with the highest numbers of infections and deaths in the country -- said the bill left out any real aid for Americans struggling to pay rent or purchase necessities including food after being left jobless or stranded due to the virus. That, compounded with the lack of a timeline for another vote on additional aid, made her the single Democrat in...
  • Collect $200 Every Time You Pass Go

    04/24/2020 6:39:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 4-24-20 | MOTUS
    This week’s words of wisdom from AOC: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was the only Democrat in the House or Senate to oppose the $484 billion coronavirus relief package to replenish the depleted small business loan program.She argued her problem with the bill — which was overwhelmingly passed — was “giving Republicans what they want.” …and to be clear, her problem with them is they don’t want enough: “McConnell is already talking about the deficit the moment we talk about getting people relief,” she told CNN, adding: “That to me is a signal that Republicans are done.” AOC would clearly keep...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Thursday 4/23/2020

    04/23/2020 9:12:24 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/23/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    An overhwelming vote in the House today to approve the spending of 484 billion dollars related to the coronavirus with most of it going into what's called a "paycheck protection program" for small businesses.... Five no votes on the legislation four of them Republicans Andy Biggs of Arizona, Ken Buck of Colorado, Jody Hice of Georgia and Thomas Massie of Kentucky. Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also voting no. Republican Justin Amash of Michigan voting present... The French Interior minister prefers to call the violence in Paris suburbs in recent days "sporadic tensions" not "riots"..... More developments from Idaho where mother Sara...