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moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 21, 2019 - 05:11pm PT
Not sure why the Alexandria thread was frozen. Guessing, people couldn't have a civilized discussion.

But, AOC is well and keeps stirring the pot (or the toilet of our political system).

So, what's new, AOC?

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/21/nyregion/aoc-billboard-amazon.html


"Probably the last thing that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs is a billboard to get her more attention or notoriety.

But there it was, on 42nd Street just west of Times Square, a digital attack ad that blamed the freshman Democratic congresswoman for Amazon’s decision to pull out of New York, taking with it 25,000 promised jobs.

“Thanks for Nothing, AOC!” the ad read, using Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s initials that became ubiquitous even before she officially set foot in Congress.

The ad was paid for by a Texas-based group called the Job Creators Network. In the past, tax records show that the Mercer Family Foundation has funded what appears to be a related group, the Job Creators Alliance, also based in Addison, Tex."

Is she really that powerful already? Wow!

Moose

PS. Please, keep the discussion civil. There is no need to get personal. Even it you think I'm stupid, pointing that to me won't change my brain.

WBraun

climber
Feb 21, 2019 - 05:17pm PT
The reason these threads get booted is because you really haven't said anything all.

All you're doing is repeating sound bites that have already been said and done.

Do you really know what's really going on?

NO, you only know what you are being told ......
wilbeer

Mountain climber
Terence Wilson greeneck alleghenys,ny,
Feb 21, 2019 - 05:29pm PT
Tell us what we are being told,oh great one.

You are right,she says a lot of stupid stuff
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Feb 21, 2019 - 06:41pm PT
She's a socialist...Burn her at the stake...
nah000

climber
now/here
Feb 21, 2019 - 08:43pm PT
since this appears to be the politard thread du hour and apparently i’m in a throwing down mood:

i’d like to take a moment to lay down why i am currently of the position that trump is the greatest u.s. president of the post nixon era and obama was the worst...



trump is the greatest because he says pretty much exactly who and what he is day in and day out: he is a liar, a demagogue, a con man, a believer in might makes right, a crony capitalist and a wannabe authoritarian.

when frenemies murder an american citizen in their embassy he doesn’t just turn a blind eye, he comes out with a statement that starts with “The world is a dangerous place!” and moves on to explain that “After my heavily negotiated trip to Saudi Arabia last year, the Kingdom agreed to spend and invest $450 billion in the United States. This is a record amount of money. It will create hundreds of thousands of jobs, tremendous economic development, and much additional wealth for the United States. Of the $450 billion, $110 billion will be spent on the purchase of military equipment from Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and many other great U.S. defense contractors. If we foolishly cancel these contracts, Russia and China would be the enormous beneficiaries - and very happy to acquire all of this newfound business. It would be a wonderful gift to them directly from the United States!”

no bull shIt there, just pure unadulterated selling of future wars...

hell, might as well make sure the saudis have nuclear arms as well...



obama on the other hand? he set the stage for trump with his rhetoric of “trust the people who are pulling the levers... we are good people and we know what we are doing” and “we need to let the sins of the past administration be bygones” and so sold and then completed the institionalization of a more kinglike approach to the roles and abilities of a u.s. president than had ever existed previously...



and so now it’s just one more president’s turn to continue to push that envelope just a little further.



and so my only real beef is with the majority of the american public who seem hellbent on regaining a king rather than the semi-democratic, messy and redundant set of institutional checks and balances that was originally intended...

and that’s regardless of whether that is being sold with nobel peace prizes and two faced rhetoric...

or the red hatted, fUck everyone but those with money/power sales pitch that is currently in place.



and so to keep this on topic: go AOC!

at least she is actually DOING something [aka voting] differently, rather than just talking differently and then falling along party lines when it comes time to vote...

time will tell, if that lasts or whether the machine will be able to consume her...

so far, so good.
jogill

climber
Colorado
Feb 21, 2019 - 08:46pm PT
Well, here we go again. Sorry AOC. I admire your spunk.
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Feb 21, 2019 - 08:46pm PT
Maybe she could be attacked by Bernie supporters while she is eating a
Cubano sandwich she bought at a Bodega at 2 in the morning.

That'll get her ratings up!

couchmaster

climber
Feb 21, 2019 - 09:03pm PT

Sorry Moose, but I'm holding out for "Alexandria, take III".

NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Feb 21, 2019 - 09:18pm PT
hell, might as well make sure the saudis have nuclear arms as well...

Well, they're trying at least:
"Multiple Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with White House Efforts to Transfer Sensitive U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia"
https://oversight.house.gov/news/press-releases/multiple-whistleblowers-raise-grave-concerns-with-white-house-efforts-to
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Feb 21, 2019 - 10:07pm PT
Burn her at the stake.

She's a vegetarian.
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Feb 21, 2019 - 10:39pm PT
“Not sure why the Alexandria thread was frozen. Guessing, people couldn't have a civilized discussion.”

This is a troll question, right?
dirtbag

climber
Feb 22, 2019 - 07:10am PT
I’m having a hard time getting excited about her brand, and Bernie’s brand, of pie in the sky ultra progressive bullshitting. Sorry, but promising the world without having a serious discussion of trade offs (e.g., the green new deal, Medicare for all), and what can be done here and now, is a set up for a massive backfire. We urgently need drastic, workable solutions to many serious problems, especially climate change, but the gnd, which wants to simultaneously somehow, some way (and it’s always somehow, some way) tackle income inequality, is far too overreaching. I’m seeing too many Dems succumb to this brand of progressivism as an antidote to trumpism’s snake oil, but it’s less of an antidote and more like another dose.

So there!
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Feb 22, 2019 - 07:18am PT
“If we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves, if we wanted to. We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that money, if we wanted to,”

Smarter than tree full of owls.

Edit: ^ What dirt said. ^
apogee

climber
Technically expert, safe belayer, can lead if easy
Feb 22, 2019 - 07:26am PT
What dirt said.
10b4me

Social climber
Lida Junction
Feb 22, 2019 - 07:34am PT
I agree with dirtbag. We need prsctical solutions.
I'm kinda tired of Kamala, already.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Feb 22, 2019 - 07:50am PT
I’m with Dirtbag on this one.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 22, 2019 - 08:42am PT

First it’s pie-in-the-sky and the next thing ya know it’s a guillotine at Jack London Square.
There’s nuthin new under the sun.
WyoRockMan

climber
Grizzlyville, WY
Feb 22, 2019 - 09:13am PT
DMT,

Better video of that song IMO (even if it is just marketing).
[Click to View YouTube Video]

Carry on.
tuolumne_tradster

Trad climber
Leading Edge of North American Plate
Feb 22, 2019 - 09:18am PT
[Click to View YouTube Video]
John Duffield

Mountain climber
New York
Feb 22, 2019 - 09:54am PT
I don't see how she overcomes the Amazon disaster. A huge FU to her party big shots to say nothing of her constituency. Guessing she is a one-termer. Though she can get a cushy CNN spot.

None of these zip codes is in her district.

https://www.westsiderag.com/2019/02/20/ocasio-cortez-staffer-disses-upper-west-side-bred-careerists-but-no-neighborhood-gave-more-to-her-campaign

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