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  • AOC says forcing people back to work after five-day COVID quarantine is 'SOCIOPATHIC', claims Omicron isn't mild and says she's now recovered from virus she caught after partying maskless in Miami

    01/16/2022 7:43:10 AM PST · by knighthawk · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16 2022 | MATT MCNULTY
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says forcing people back to work after a five-day COVID-19 quarantine is 'sociopathic' and made the false claim that Omicron is not mild despite science supporting otherwise, as she says she is now recovered from the virus. The Democrat gave an update on Saturday, after it was revealed on Monday, January 10, that she had tested positive for coronavirus. She shared three photos, one showing two positive test results, one of her cuddling up with her dog and a solo shot of her French bulldog Deco.
  • California state, federal politicians silent after AOC doubts existence of smash-and-grab robberies

    12/07/2021 5:49:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/07/21 | Emma Colton
    Democratic California political leaders have remained silent on Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s comment appearing to doubt the existence of smash-and-grab robberies. "We have to talk about specifics because, for example, we’re actually seeing a lot of these allegations of organized retail theft are not actually panning out," Ocasio-Cortez told The Washington Times in an interview last week. "I believe it’s a Walgreens in California cited it, but the data didn’t back it up." Fox News reached out to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s press team, Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s communication’s director, Sen. Alex Padilla’s press secretary, as well as Mayor London Breed’s and Mayor...
  • AOC is the subject of an upcoming biography examining 'one of today’s most influential political and cultural icons'

    11/30/2021 4:43:00 AM PST · by DFG · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/29/2021 | influential political and cultural icons' NEWS ALEX NITZBERG
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) will be the subject of a forthcoming biography titled, "Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC." The book, which has a Feb. 1, 2022 release date, will provide "a dynamic and comprehensive look at one of today’s most influential political and cultural icons," the description states. Some of the material in the work will include "an essay on the role that her beauty plays in her public perception," an "analysis of her social media greatest hits," "an essay on her rare authenticity," and comments on "how today’s teens see her as the politician of their futures."
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Gosar so weak he 'couldn't open a pickle jar'

    11/09/2021 12:01:08 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/09/2021 | SARAKSHI RAI
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) excoriated Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on Twitter Monday after he posted an anime video with his face superimposed on a figure violently attacking characters depicting Ocasio-Cortez and President Biden. "This dude is a just a collection of wet toothpicks anyway," Ocasio-Cortez wrote in a tweet thread. "White supremacy is for extremely fragile people &sad men like him, whose self concept relies on the myth that he was born superior because deep down he knows he couldn’t open a pickle jar or read a whole book by himself," she added.
  • AOC appeared to dunk on Kyrsten Sinema as progressives and moderates feud, saying there isn't anything 'maverick' about protecting the rich

    10/03/2021 3:24:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 10/02/21 | Kelsey Vlamis
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared to take a shot at fellow Democratic lawmaker Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in a tweet on Saturday as progressives and moderates struggle to agree on key pieces of legislation. "There really isn't anything maverick, innovative, or renegade about being a politician that works with corporate lobbyists to protect the rich, short-shrift working families, and preserve the status quo," Ocasio-Cortez wrote, adding its one of the "most conventional ways to navigate politics." She didn't mention the Arizona senator by name, but the tweet was posted hours after a report suggested Sinema wanted to be remembered as a "maverick,"...
  • AOC says her supporters raised $185,000 in 24 hours to support abortion organizations. It comes amid an uptick in 'rage giving' after the Texas law decision.

    09/04/2021 8:49:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Business Insider via MSN ^ | 9/04/21 | Kevin Shalvey
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday said her supporters raised more than $185,000 for organizations in Texas supporting reproductive rights. The fundraising effort came after the Supreme Court in a single-paragraph decision said it wouldn't block a restrictive abortion law in Texas. The decision led to an uptick in "rage giving," MarketWatch reported. One organization, the Texas Equal Access Fund, received about $200,000 in donations in the days following the decision, the report said. "Let this be your sign," Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter. "Find an organizing community, roll up your sleeves, and get to work. It feels better to be in...
  • Don’t call us traitors: descendants of Cortés’s allies defend role in toppling Aztec empire

    08/31/2021 10:09:02 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    On the 500th anniversary of the Spanish conquest, people from Mexico’s smallest state Tlaxcala say their ancestors were liberators When people from the Mexican state of Tlaxcala travel to other parts of the country, they are sometimes insulted as traitors by their compatriots. Tlaxcala is Mexico’s smallest state in size, but it played an outsized role in Mexico’s early history, not least when indigenous Tlaxcalans allied with Hernán Cortés’ tiny band of invaders to bring down the Aztec empire. Now, as Mexico marks the 500th anniversary of the fall of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlán on Friday, the role of the...
  • 500 years after Aztec rule, Mexico confronts a complicated anniversary

    08/12/2021 2:02:01 PM PDT · by Borges · 72 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 8/12/21 | ANDRÉS RESÉNDEZ
    Was the 1521 surrender of the great Indigenous empire to the Spanish crown a triumphant conquest, an existential tragedy—or even a genocide? The remains of a massive cypress tree sits inside a small plaza in Mexico City, surrounded by fencing and illuminated by four spotlights at night. An old sign explains its significance: “This is the tree where Hernán Cortés wept after being defeated by the Aztec defenders.” We Mexicans call it El Árbol de la Noche Triste, or The Tree of the Sad Night, and learn about it since grade school from government-issued history textbooks. The story goes something...
  • AOC blames 'conservative Democrats' for expiring eviction moratorium

    08/01/2021 10:48:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | 8/01/21 | Kaelan Deese
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday blamed 'conservative Democrats' for allowing the federal eviction moratorium to expire overnight, causing millions of residents to be left at risk of removal from their homes. The federal eviction moratorium expired at midnight on Saturday despite efforts by top Democrats to expand the legislation that had been extended multiple times throughout the pandemic. During a Sunday interview on CNN, Ocasio-Cortez contended that the "House and House leadership had the opportunity to vote to extend the moratorium." "And there were many, and there was, frankly, a handful of conservative Democrats in the House that threatened to...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: 'More than enough' votes to prevent infrastructure from passing without reconciliation bill

    08/01/2021 10:38:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 8/01/21 | Olafimihan Oshin
    New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) said on Sunday that there would be "more than enough" votes to prevent a bipartisan infrastructure bill from passing the House without a massive companion spending bill that Democrats hope to pass through reconciliation. During an appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Ocasio-Cortez told host Jake Tapper that if the Senate doesn't pass the reconciliation bill, the House "will uphold our end of the bargain and not pass the bipartisan bill until we get all of these investments in." "So, we really need to see that language and see what's put in there...
  • AOC Stands with Black Lives Matter on Cuba Turmoil: Says ‘Trump-era Restrictions’ to Blame

    07/16/2021 5:55:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/16/2021 | Simon Kent
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blamed the “absurdly cruel” U.S. embargo of Cuba on Thursday for the nation’s turmoil, singling out “Trump-era restrictions” on the socialist state as driving the unrest. In her first formal statement responding to the protests that have rocked Havana’s Communist dictatorship, the Bronx Congresswoman says she backed the protesters. In a statement posted on Twitter, she then laid out where the blame should be laid: She said the repressive Havana regime was not the only cause of the island nation’s troubles: We also must name the U.S. contribution to Cuban suffering: our sixty-year-old embargo. Last month,...
  • AOC mocks opponents of Green New Deal in NYC subway flooding tweet

    07/09/2021 2:08:31 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | 07/08/2021 | Emily Jacobs
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a dig at opponents of her Green New Deal climate proposal — sharing video of the severe flooding that left New Yorkers wading through waist-high water at subway stations across the city — claiming her policy would have avoided the disaster, but instead New Yorkers have to “swim to work.” “The Green New Deal, which is a blueprint to create millions of good jobs rebuilding infrastructure to stem climate change & protect vulnerable communities, is unrealistic,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted in quotations, writing the post as a critic of her plan. “Instead we will do the adult...
  • AOC Claims NYC Subway that Flooded After Tropical Storm Elsa Hit is the Result of Americans Taking Orders From Fossil Fuel Execs & Backing Lawmakers Who Make You Swim to Wor

    07/09/2021 5:02:04 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 57 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 9, 2021 | Ross Ibbetson
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has claimed a viral video showing a flooded NY subway station is the result of Americans taking orders from fossil fuel execs. She claimed that her Green New Deal was being sidelined by corporate elites who would make you swim to work. Thunder storms brought flash flooding to the city this week with footage showing New Yorkers wading through filthy waist deep water at a Bronx subway station. AOC, who is from the Bronx, responded to the videos on Twitter, mocking her critics by writing in their voice: 'The Green New Deal, which is a blueprint to create...
  • Palestinian Analyst Bassem Eid Invites the Squad to Visit Him in Jerusalem-Are they ready to confront the truth about Israel and Hamas?

    07/07/2021 6:49:26 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frrontpagemagazine ^ | Jul 7, 2021 | Hugh Fitzgerald
    Bassem Eid is a Palestinian analyst and human-rights campaigner who chooses to live in Jerusalem, under Israeli rule, rather than in those parts of the West Bank where Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority hold sway. He’s not fond either of the PA, or of Hamas, and he’s horrified that those claiming to champion the Palestinians fail to realize how cruelly treated they are by their own corrupt leaders. Bassem Eid’s scolding of the Squad — Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, and Ayanna Pressley — is here: “Palestinian Activist: It’s Time Ilhan Omar and ‘The Squad’ Learned the...
  • Polish brewery sparks outrage with new beer called White IPA Matters and advert featuring black barman drinking it in US-themed bar

    07/06/2021 9:22:09 PM PDT · by algore · 30 replies
    A Polish brewery has sparked outrage with a new beer called White IPA Matters and an advert featuring a black barman drinking it at a US-themed bar. The Mentzen brewery, owned by right-wing politician Slawomir Mentzen, has been flooded with complaints by people claiming the commercial is racist. It features a black barman cleaning glasses with the camera cutting to symbols of America's Deep South, including a Confederate flag. The camera cuts back to the barman before a customer slides him a bottle of the White IPA - a light-tasting ale generally marketed at people who don't like the taste...
  • A proud MAGA social influencer is challenging AOC for Congress

    06/25/2021 8:56:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/25/2021 | Andrea Widburg
    While Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez represents part of the Bronx and Queens, she's not really a New Yorker. Although born in the Bronx, the socialist congresswoman was brought up in non-diverse, chi-chi Yorktown Heights (median household income: $137,580) and attended pricy Boston University (annual tuition: $58,560). Her policies has been disastrous for her constituents, whether on a local or national scale. Now she has a challenger. Tina Forte, a Bronx native, an athlete, a passionate MAGA-supporter and patriot, and a social influencer with a sizable following has announced her candidacy and has a knock-yer-socks-off introductory campaign video. What Forte has is grit,...
  • AOC Rips Biden Infrastructure Deal: All-White Bipartisan Negotiators Benefit ‘Structural Racism’

    06/24/2021 1:01:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/24/2021 | Joshua Caplan
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Thursday slammed the all-white bipartisan Senate infrastructure group’s lack of diversity after President Joe Biden announced his support for the group’s nearly $1 trillion proposal. Ocasio-Cortez lamented in a tweetstorm: The diversity of this “bipartisan coalition” pretty perfectly conveys which communities get centered and which get left behind when leaders prioritize bipartisan dealmaking over inclusive lawmaking (which prioritizes delivering the most impact possible for the most people). This is why a bipartisan pkg alone isn’t acceptable. The exclusion & denial of our communities is what DC bipartisan deals require. That’s how you get GOP on...
  • Ocasio-Cortez, Gillibrand and Moulton call for more high-speed rail funding in infrastructure package (only 9.62 years left)

    06/17/2021 2:20:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 6/16/21 | Karl Evers-Hillstrom
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) on Wednesday called on Congress to increase funding for high-speed rail in the infrastructure package. President Biden's $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal invests $80 billion in rail projects, but industry experts say that money will mostly be spent on updating existing Amtrak lines rather than building new high-speed railways. Biden's plan includes far more funding for roads, bridges and electric cars than public transit. "Rail is climate infrastructure," Ocasio-Cortez said at a press conference Wednesday. "For every buck that we're going to put into a car and a...
  • Pelosi appoints AOC to newly created Committee on Economic Disparity

    06/17/2021 1:40:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Daily Mail via MSN ^ | 6/17/21 | Keith Griffith
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to a newly created committee targeting economic disparity, in an apparent olive branch following tensions between the caucus leader and the 'Squad' of progressive Democrats. Pelosi unveiled the new Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth at a press conference in DC on Wednesday, saying it will study ways to reduce economic disparity. The speaker said Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, will focus on 'addressing generational disparities and increasing worker power in the economy.' Ocasio-Cortez will join seven other Democrats on the panel, including Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington,...
  • AOC Says the Quiet Part Out Loud on H.R.1: “We Cannot Rely Solely on a Wish of Winning Elections” (VIDEO)

    06/13/2021 2:44:05 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 14 replies
    GP ^ | June 13, 2021 | Cristina Laila
    Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) said the quiet part out loud on Sunday while she was discussing the House’s sweeping elections reform bill, H.R.1. The Democrat-controlled House in March passed H.R. 1, a massive elections reform bill making it easier for Democrats to steal elections. The House Democrats previously introduced the “For the People Act of 2021” which will ensure Democrats can count ballots for days and days after an election until they have enough votes to win. The Democrats used Covid as a vehicle to successfully steal the White House and the Senate (and possibly the House) with ballot...