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  • The AOC Mocktail challenge

    02/12/2019 10:47:25 AM PST · by outofsalt · 31 replies
    home brewed ^ | 02/12/2019 | Vanity
    AOC, our favorite socialist bartender, is proposing all sorts of tonics for our nation. I challenge all to come up with your own potions to help explain her brilliance to the world. Whatever you come up with, I'm stealing the tips.
  • New Green Deal

    02/10/2019 8:18:37 AM PST · by Bigbrown · 31 replies
    So “Occasional -Cortex” and her merry band of manifesto signers say they want to eliminate air travel, cows and rebuild every building in the US. My questions are these: 1) If I like my home, can I keep my home? 2) If I’m a wealthy American with a private jet, if I like my jet can I keep my jet? 3) If I’m a farmer or just have some cattle on my property, if I like my cows, can I keep my cows?
  • 'Occasional Cortex & The Brainiacs' Having Us On?

    02/10/2019 12:19:01 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/10/19 | Judi McLeod
    Make Socialism a Hate Crime Author James Piereson, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, said it best last August: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has emerged from the Bronx as the newest socialist celebrity and is traveling the country singing the virtues of socialism, as if no one has heard those songs before.” Ocasio-Cortez should be called out for what this latest socialist phenomenon really is: ‘Occasional Cortex and the Brainiacs’, the brainiacs being the white-garbed Democrat women who made fools of themselves desperately clamoring for attention at last week’s State of the Union address.
  • Lenny! It's your great grand-daughter, Alexandria! AOC visits Lenin's Tomb

    02/09/2019 7:39:34 AM PST · by poconopundit · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | February 9, 2019 | Pocono Pundit
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (aka AOC, Occasional Cortex, and Flashdunce) paid a fake visit to Moscow where she visited Lenin's Tomb.  A brief conversation ensued: Alexandria: Lenny!  It's your great grand-daughter, Alexandria!  Glad to finally meet you! Boy are you a sight for sore eyes.  How long has it been?  1924?  Why that would be 95 years! You're looking mighty chipper there, Lenny. Hey, Cousin Bernie and Jane send their best.  Remember how they visited you a few decades back when they honeymooned in Moscow? All the history department profs at BU (Bolshevik University) thought you were so cool.  You were...
  • If This Is Paradise, I Wish I Had A Lawnmower

    02/09/2019 6:05:39 AM PST · by edwinland · 59 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | February 7, 2018 | Matt McDonald
    Pity poor Ed Markey. He’s 72 years old, has been in Congress since 1976 – at this writing, 42 years, 3 months, 6 days. A United States senator for 5 years, 6 months, 23 days. And yet yesterday he felt the need to get his picture taken with and endorse any and every word uttered by a 29-year-old first-term member of Congress who has lost her mind, if she ever had one – all so he won’t get taken out in 2020 by someone as nutty as she is. Markey is the U.S. Senate sponsor – read: riding shotgun –...
  • President Ocasio-Cortez? No Chance.

    01/26/2019 8:17:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | January 26, 2019 | Michael Reagan
    Here's a scary political thought for all Americans. If Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez were old enough, and American voters were stupid enough, she could be elected president next year. "AOC" - as the rookie House member from New York City has been nicknamed - is only 29, which makes her constitutionally too young to join the mob of mostly leftwing Democrats competing to run against Donald Trump next year. But according to a recent poll, 74 percent of Democrats said if given the chance they'd vote for Ocasio-Cortez for president in 2020. Don't worry. Our country's celebrated young social warrior is never...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) 60 Minutes Interview: Mr Spock finds her "HIGHLY ILLOGICAL"

    01/16/2019 1:47:04 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8 Jan 19 | Ovation Eddie
  • Ocasio-Cortez Pushes Democrats to the Left, Whether They Like It or Not

    01/14/2019 7:55:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 13, 2019 | Shane Goldmacher
    Not so long ago, left-wing activists were dismissed as fringe or even kooky when they pressed for proposals to tax the superrich at 70 percent, to produce all of America’s power through renewable resources or to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Then along came Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — and her social-media megaphone. In the two months since her election, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has had the uncanny ability for a first-term member of Congress to push the debate inside the Democratic Party sharply to the left, forcing party leaders and 2020 presidential candidates to grapple with issues that some might otherwise prefer to...
  • Miss Ocasio-Cortez Goes to Washington

    01/13/2019 7:41:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | January 13, 2019 | Will Alexander
    Walking onto the floor of the new Congress must’ve been like visiting the planet of Tatooine where Obi-Wan Kenobi stumbled into a hive of misfits in that Star Wars cantina bar scene. There was the Israel-hating Rep. Rashida “Impeach The Mother**ker” Tlaib (D-Mich.), who defiantly said after bipartisan criticism, “The president has met his match.” You also had Kyrsten Lea Sinema who took her oath, not on a Bible but a copy of the U.S. Constitution, to become the first openly bisexual elected to the U.S. Senate. You had the savior of Guam, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), comparing Trump to...
  • Ocasio-Cortez passed over for influential House committee

    01/10/2019 6:03:05 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 10, 2018 | Marisa Schultz
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez didn’t get a seat on the powerful tax writing committee where she sought to push her progressive agenda of Medicare for All, free college tuition and a green new deal. Instead, the open downstate New York slot on the House Ways and Means Committee went to a moderate Democrat, Long Island Rep. Tom Suozzi, a former CPA, attorney and county executive. Suozzi will assume the committee seat of Rep. Joe Crowley, the Queens Democrat Ocasio-Cortez defeated last year in a stunning upset.
  • Ocasio-Cortez Demands Trump Answer For ICE Funding — One Week After Voting To Fund ICE

    01/09/2019 5:15:15 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies ^ | 1/9/19 | Virginia Kruta
    “The president should not be asking for more money to an agency that has systematically violated human rights,” the newly sworn-in congresswoman began. “The president should really be defending why we are funding such an agency at all. Because right now, what we are seeing is death. Right now, what we are seeing is the violation of human rights.” (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez: Trump Needs To Explain Why ICE Should Still Be Funded) But even as she laid out her challenge to the president, Ocasio-Cortez appeared to forget that Congress — not the president — controls budget appropriations and determines which agencies...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says there's 'no question' whether Trump is racist because of [tr]

    01/07/2019 3:54:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2019 | Ariel ZIlber
    Newly sworn-in House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Sunday that there's 'no question' whether or not Donald Trump is a racist. Ocasio-Cortez, the Democrat who stunned the political world by winning her party primary last year against an establishment politician, was asked by Anderson Cooper of CBS' 60 Minutes whether she believed the president 'is a racist?' 'Yeah. Yeah. No question,' Ocasio-Cortez replied. 'When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy,' Ocasio-Cortez said.
  • The Economics of Soaking the Rich [Krugman <3 A.O.C.]

    01/05/2019 7:52:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | Jan. 5, 2018 | The Nobel Prize Winner Himself
    I have no idea how well Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will perform as a member of Congress. But her election is already serving a valuable purpose. You see, the mere thought of having a young, articulate, telegenic nonwhite woman serve is driving many on the right mad — and in their madness they’re inadvertently revealing their true selves. […] The controversy of the moment involves AOC’s advocacy of a tax rate of 70-80 percent on very high incomes, which is obviously crazy, right? I mean, who thinks that makes sense? Only ignorant people like … um, Peter Diamond, Nobel laureate in economics...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's 'Green New Deal' is more dangerous than you think

    01/04/2019 6:52:19 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3 Jan 2019 | Justin Haskins
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., hasn’t officially started her first term in office, but she’s already pushing a massive, far-left proposal that would fundamentally transform much of the economy and push the country closer than ever to socialism. For several weeks, you might have heard Ocasio-Cortez reference the creation of a “Green New Deal,” but until recently, few people knew what would be included in the plan. In a draft resolution to form a select committee in the House that would help develop legislation to put her plan in action, Ocasio-Cortez finally outlined numerous proposals that she says should be part...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez already has plans to defy Pelosi

    01/02/2019 2:58:15 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/02/2019 | By Nikki Schwab
    WASHINGTON – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is going to defy Nancy Pelosi as soon as she is sworn in as House speaker. Ocasio-Cortez plans to vote against the Democrats’ rules package because it includes a “pay-go” provision that she says will hinder getting progressive legislation passed. The rule would require that all new spending be paid for – either by increasing taxes or by budget cuts.
  • Ocasio-Cortez, Khanna to oppose Pelosi-backed rules package

    01/02/2019 9:45:59 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 2, 2019 | Niv Elis
    Top progressive lawmakers Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said this week they will vote against bylaws to govern the 116th Congress that are backed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the likely next Speaker. Their objection is to the inclusion of what's known as a pay-as-you-go rule, which requires that legislation be deficit neutral, meaning any costs would need to be offset with new revenue or cuts elsewhere.
  • Where in the world did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get the idea that three people...

    12/30/2018 3:49:13 AM PST · by grundle · 63 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 30, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Where in the world did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get the idea that three people (as opposed to one) were killed at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia? This is a link to a tweet by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.And this is a link to an archive of the tweet.Here’s a screen capture of the tweet: The tweet states (the bolding is mine):You were forced out of the Trump Admin for saying white supremacists were “not the problem” days before Neo-Nazis in Charlottesville killed 3 people.Pretty sure we’re on the right side of history if you’re my opposition.This is not about atrocity....
  • Ocasio-Cortez responds to McCaskill: 'Pretty disappointing'

    12/29/2018 6:16:57 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 55 replies
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) fired back at former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Saturday after the outgoing senator criticized the freshman New York lawmaker for her embrace of the Democratic Party's left wing. In a series of tweets, Ocasio-Cortez called McCaskill's rhetoric "pretty disappointing" and pointed out that progressive initiatives including a minimum wage increase won on the ballot in Missouri in November while McCaskill, a more conservative Democrat, lost. "Not sure why fmr Sen. McCaskill keeps going on TV to call me a “thing” and “shiny object,” but it’s pretty disappointing," Ocasio-Cortez wrote Saturday.
  • McCaskill on Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I’m a little confused why she’s the thing’

    12/26/2018 6:38:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/26/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    Outgoing Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) says that she is “a little confused” by the rapid rise of incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) In an exit interview with CNN, McCaskill said she wishes Ocasio-Cortez well, but advised the rising Democratic star to walk the walk. "I'm a little confused why she's the thing,” McCaskill told CNN. “But it's a good example of what I'm talking about, a bright shiny new object, came out of nowhere and surprised people when she beat a very experienced congressman."
  • Ocasio-Cortez meets with Chirlane McCray to discuss mental health issues

    12/14/2018 5:47:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/14/18 | Elizabeth Rosner, Nolan Hicks
    Democratic superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent an hour with First Lady Chirlane McCray on Friday discussing mental health issues. Cortez told reporters gathered outside of Gracie Mansion afterward that she and McCray spent much of the time talking about the First Lady’s mental health initiative. “It went really well, we were discussing the first lady’s mental health program throughout New York City and we are trying to figure out ways that we can really create conversations around mental health in communities,” the congresswoman-elect said.