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  • 'No borders! No nations! Abolish deportations!' Violent anti-ICE protests continue in Portland after Biden inauguration as Seattle police chief vows to get tough on left-wing vandals

    01/24/2021 2:07:11 PM PST · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/24/2021 | MEGAN SHEETS
    Dozens of protesters gathered at an ICE facility in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday night Video posted on social media showed the crowd chanting: 'No borders! No nations! Abolish deportations!' Officers with the Federal Protective Service declared an unlawful assembly at 10pm Protesters who resisted orders to disperse were targeted with tear gas and flash bangs in the streets The same ICE building was targeted by 200 Antifa protesters last Wednesday after Joe Biden's inauguration Meanwhile Seattle's interim police chief Adrian Diaz announced a new policy for arresting and prosecuting people who vandalize during protests Biden's team have said they are...
  • US man charged with threatening to ‘assassinate’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    01/23/2021 5:30:54 PM PST · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Sat 23 Jan 2021 15.24 EST
    A Texas man who participated in the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January has been charged with threatening to “assassinate” the New York Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Chaos of Trump's last days in office reverberates with fresh 'plot' report Garret Miller of Texas faces five criminal charges arising from his participation in the pro-Trump riot, including “knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted buildings or grounds without lawful authority” and making threats. According to court documents, he allegedly tweeted: “Assassinate AOC.”
  • My wife apparently heard somewhere of an attempt on AOC's life--she doesn't seem to remember where--nothing on FR

    01/23/2021 5:02:32 PM PST · by supremedoctrine · 77 replies
    self | 1-23-2001 | supremedoctrine
    Is there are rumor out there that there was just hours ago an attempt on AOC's life? OR possibly a "plot" uncovered to do so, sort of like the Whitmer "kidnapping"?
  • $15 Federal Minimum Wage: An Anchor on Struggling Businesses

    01/23/2021 8:10:45 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 40 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 1/22/2021 | Rachel Greszler
    This below really struck me: A $15 federal minimum wage translates into over $36,000 per year in wages and mandated taxes and benefits paid by employers. That means that any jobs that don’t produce at least $36,000 per year in goods and services will eventually be eliminated—either because businesses close their doors, outsource their labor, or automate low-skilled jobs. That’s why even liberal economists and the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office caution that a $15 federal minimum wage would lead to a survival-of-the-fittest labor market, reduce future incomes, and disproportionately harm African Americans and women.
  • AOC Says She Skipped Inauguration Partly Because She Didn’t ‘Feel Safe’ Around GOP Members Of Congress

    01/22/2021 2:28:36 PM PST · by blam · 116 replies
    Truly Times ^ | 1-22-2021
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was noticeably missing from President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The self-described democratic socialist claimed that security concerns were a factor in her skipping the inauguration, adding that she and fellow Democratic lawmakers don’t feel safe around Republicans. Ocasio-Cortez appeared on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” where she was asked about her absence at President Biden’s inauguration. “You knew that people would ask why you weren’t there,” CNN host Chris Cuomo said Thursday evening. “This was a good cause, from your perspective, of dealing with your constituency. But this was supposed to be a show of force,...
  • AOC Fumes over Cruz Criticism of Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement

    01/21/2021 10:31:11 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/21/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Thursday reignited what has come to be a semi-routine feud with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on social media, fuming over his criticism of President Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement. Biden signed a flurry of executive orders on his first day in office, which included the commitment to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. Former President Trump withdrew the United States from the agreement during his term, informing the United Nations in November 2019, although it did not formally go into effect until November 2020.
  • Democrats Will Pay the Price for Placating the Squad

    01/19/2021 11:47:28 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/19/2021 | David Harsanyi
    They came to Washington “to shake things up,” Reuters recalled last fall, but the lawmakers known as “the Squad” — New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Massachusetts’s Ayanna Pressley, Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, and Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar — soon learned that the “political fast-lane can be perilous.” Is it, though? Without any accomplishments to speak of, the Squad nonetheless has received widespread obsequious media coverage. Only last week, 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl asked Nancy Pelosi, “Why does AOC complain that you have not been grooming younger people for leadership?” It’s not often a prestigious journalist asks the speaker of the House to...
  • AOC Flashes ‘White Power’ Symbol, But It’s Only Problematic When Conservatives Do It

    01/18/2021 7:57:47 AM PST · by grundle · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 13, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic congresswoman from New York, flashed a double white-power symbol during a Zoom conference about New York City’s crime uptick. Perhaps it was just an “OK” sign or even just a mindless gesture, but that doesn’t matter these days. During the Zoom video, which The Hill uploaded to its YouTube channel Sunday, Ocasio-Cortez spoke to constituents and answered press questions about rising crime rates in the Big Apple. She pointed to the Wuhan virus, financial instability, and police brutality as reasons for the rise in crime, failing to mention anything about the violent riots that swept the...
  • AOC's Ministry of Truth

    01/17/2021 5:34:01 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/17/2021 | Joe Concha
    One of the more unsettling comments from influential lawmakers came on Wednesday with little fanfare despite being downright Orwellian in its perspective around "media literacy" and a congressional "truth and reconciliation" committee. "There’s absolutely a commission that’s being discussed, but it seems to be more investigating in style rather than truth and reconciliation,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said in an Instagram video post Wednesday. In a related story, Orwell's "1984" had a government propaganda department called "The Ministry of Truth."
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is getting her own comic book

    01/17/2021 5:02:10 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies
    Local 12 News ^ | January 14, 2021
    NEW YORK (Reuters/CBS Newspath) - The life of U.S. Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is now part of Tidalwave Production's Female Force series. The story is centered around various tweets Cortez has sent and details her campaign and election win in 2018. Publisher Darren G. Davis said: "It is my hope that readers come away with a sense of the richness of the lives of our subjects. I was once a reluctant reader, and I found early-on that comic books engaged me in ways other mediums didn't." The long-running series includes influential authors, business executives, entertainers, journalists, politicians, and activists.
  • Welcome to AOC's Ministry of Truth: Squad member's suggestion for federal commission to 'rein in' the press is slammed as 'wholly un-American' attack on free speech

    01/15/2021 4:14:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2020 | Keith Griffith
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been accused of proposing a 'Ministry of Truth' following her suggestion that a government commission needs to 'reign in' the press in order to stop 'misinformation.' The New York Democrat made the remarks in an Instagram livestream on Tuesday, saying her colleagues in Congress were discussing 'how we rein in our media environment so that you can't just spew disinformation and misinformation.' The comment drew furious backlash from free speech advocates and conservative critics, who accused the self-avowed Democratic Socialist of hatching a dystopian plan to establish government control over news outlets and journalists.
  • We’re All Terrorists Now

    01/15/2021 6:02:49 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-15-21 | MOTUS
    Here we are wrapping up another week of no kraken. There was just a slight trickle of true facts that managed to slip under the MainStream KultureKlub’s lockdown and blockade. Facts such as this. Catherine Herridge, formerly of Fox News and more recently with CBS News, reports investigators think those pipebombs found at the RNC and DNC on January 6 may have been intended to divert law enforcement away from the Capitol itself at a crucial moment. That would also suggest somebody with a command and control structure for the planned riot.Herridge also notes that the crucial window for understanding...
  • Biden just announced his stimulus plan — and AOC already has a problem with it

    01/14/2021 6:30:44 PM PST · by conservative98 · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 mins ago 1/14/21 | Sam Dorman
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is criticizing President-elect Biden's new coronavirus relief, arguing that it doesn't go far enough to help people in need during the pandemic. Biden's stimulus plan, which includes the increased payments, would cost $1.9 trillion. According to The Washington Post, most people would end up with a total of $2,000 in stimulus, including $600 checks dispensed in recent legislation. But that wasn't enough for Ocasio-Cortez, who appeared to want the latest checks to reach $2,000 as she and others have repeatedly requested. "$2,000 means $2,000. $2,000 does not mean $1,400,″ she told the Post.
  • AOC's suggestion for federal commission to "rein in" the press slammed as "unwholly un-American" plan to create 1984 style "Ministry of Truth"

    01/14/2021 5:52:35 PM PST · by ealgeone · 21 replies
    dailymail ^ | 01/14/2021 | Keith Griffith
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been accused of proposing a 'Ministry of Truth' following her suggestion that a government commission needs to 'reign in' the press in order to stop 'misinformation.' The New York Democrat made the remarks in an Instagram livestream on Tuesday, saying her colleagues in Congress were discussing 'how we rein in our media environment so that you can't just spew disinformation and misinformation.' The comment drew furious backlash from free speech advocates and conservative critics, who accused the self-avowed Democratic Socialist of hatching a dystopian plan to establish government control over news outlets and journalists. 'Let's unpack...
  • Be careful of Pelosi AOC, you're hogging the news feed

    01/14/2021 2:32:38 PM PST · by From The Deer Stand · 9 replies
    January 14, 2021 | From the Deer Stand
    Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, affectionately known as AOC, seems to be leading the news feeds while publicity-loving Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi fades to page 10 of the news. AOC is getting ink for reigning in the press, noting that she feared for her life in the Capitol protest, going after GOP on the police support issues, and more. The Queen of Babble, Pelosi, is in the background. Watch it, AOC, you're raising the octogenarian hackles.
  • Heil Cortez! AOC Calls For Congress To Censor Pro-Trump Media — A Direct Violation Of 1st Amendment

    01/14/2021 12:44:23 PM PST · by A.M. Smith · 36 replies
    AOC is calling on Congress to directly violate the First Amendment by ‘reining in’ media that might be favorable to President Trump. ‘We’re going to have to figure out how we reign in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation’ Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stated that some Congress members are discussing the need to create an investigative commission to “rein in” media sources that she said “spew disinformation and misinformation” that played a part in the January 6 storming of the Capitol building. “There’s absolutely a commission that is being discussed, but it seems to...
  • AOC: GOP Cares More About Preserving the ‘Mythology of Whiteness’

    01/14/2021 12:22:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/14/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said on Wednesday that she does not want to hear the “coup-supporting GOP talk about ‘blue lives’ ever again” in the wake of the Capitol protests, concluding that Republicans care more about “preserving the social order and the mythology of whiteness” than democracy. “I don’t want to hear these coup-supporting GOP talk about ‘blue lives’ ever again,” the New York lawmaker told her 11.5 million Twitter followers Wednesday afternoon.
  • AOC feared ‘White Supremacist members of Congress’ would turn her over to Trump rioters during siege

    01/13/2021 8:16:51 PM PST · by Schatze · 154 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 13, 2021 | Blue Telusma
    ‘I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive. And not just in a general sense, but in a very specific sense,’ AOC shared As the fallout continues following last Wednesday’s Capitol insurrection, Democratic New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to her social media this week to share the terror she experienced that day – at times fearing her own congressional colleagues would turn her over to the angry mob to be killed.
  • AOC Proclaims Southern States Must Be 'Liberated', and People Have Thoughts

    01/13/2021 2:48:36 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 79 replies
    Red State ^ | January 13, 2021 | Sister Toldjah
    As my colleague Brandon Morse reported earlier, self-admitted socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had a whole lot to say on an Instagram live chat she conducted Tuesday night, and much of it was not good. AOC Proclaims Southern States Must Be 'Liberated', and People Have Thoughts AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin As my colleague Brandon Morse earlier, self-admimtted socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) had a whole lot to say on an Instagram live chat she conducted Tuesday night, and much of it was not good. The “Squad leader” also known as “AOC” noted that the idea of some sort of government commission...
  • AOC: ‘I thought I was going die’ during Capitol riot

    01/13/2021 5:55:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/13/2021 | Kenneth Garger
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday night said a “very close encounter” at the Capitol riot left her thinking she would die. Ocasio-Cortez disclosed the incident in an Instagram live stream, without providing specific details due to security concerns. “I can tell you that I had a very close encounter, where I thought I was going to die,” the Queens-Bronx Democrat told viewer