Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal will make gov’t regulate ‘EVERYTHING’ in Americans’ lives

While trying to explain the embarrassingly stupid sentence in her Green New Deal FAQ about getting rid of farting cows, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez admits that it will mean total control of the government over Americans’ lives.



From the Hill:

“In the deal, what we talk about is … that we need to take a look at factory farming, period. It’s wild,” she told hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero on the premier of their show’s first season on the network.

“And so, it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture. It’s not to say we’re going to force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that. But it’s to say, listen, we’ve got to address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real,” she continued.

“We have to take a look at everything.”

This is pretty typical of Ocasio-Cortez – she makes an absurd exaggeration about what Americans do in order to set up a strawman argument about what government needs to change and control. And then follows it up with an insane but vague threat of totalitarian government control.

But, as I have said before, at least she’s being honest. The batcrap insane steps she outlined in her FAQ are what you would have to do if you actually believed in global warming. Other Democrats pretend that recycling and banning straws will do it, but that just doesn’t make sense given what they believe about it. So good for her – Americans need to know just how insane these people are.

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286 thoughts on “Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal will make gov’t regulate ‘EVERYTHING’ in Americans’ lives

  1. I think that Cortez needs to look up the stamp act of 1765. if she can’t figure it out from there, we can always find that age old solution to fix the problem.
    🙂

  2. Socialism always ends up with total control of everything… always. Look at Venezuela…it was the richest, most productive and least oppressive country in South America. Then the people voted for socialism. In just under 10 years the Socialist leaders are now having their military fire on their people. The government is blocking the people from international humanitarian aid with the military.
    Always remember, you can always vote yourself into socialism…but eventually you have to shoot you way out of it.

  3. does she ever work at her job??? she is always on tv/radio out in front of cameras…doesn’t she know yet she was hired to do damn work…….she is so self absorbed and BORING

  4. If anyone out there doesn’t think “progressive” socialists aren’t authoritarians, you’re exactly the kind of useful idiot on which they rely to support them in their quest to oppress you.

  5. tell you right now bit_h…..it isn’t going to happen. The patriots of this country will never freely give up their control to the government. Won’t what price they are prepared to pay to attempt to take total control.

  6. “In the deal, what we talk about is … that we need to take a look at factory farming, period. And so, it’s not to say you get rid of agriculture. It’s not to say we’re going to force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that. But it’s to say, listen, we’ve got to address factory farming.”

    When a government controls access to food and guns, the people will be oppressed. This is exactly what socialists do.

  7. This is why 29 year olds should not be able to hold office. Not enough brains yet. Plus she’s already dealing with 1/2 of one for being on the left of everything

    1. She is violating the constitution by being elected to her state of residence. Article one section two. But nobody cares about that i guess.

  8. It’s not a stretch to believe that an Ocasio-Cortez with a plethora of stupid ideas could even have more than 15 minutes of fame in America! Thank the voters of ny that voted her into congressional office or how could an American hating leftist progressive president obama be elected! Think about it.

    1. And she will get the perks for the rest of her life if she is not re-elected or her constituents remain stupid.

      1. She actually needs to be reelected two more times for that to happen. It takes 6 years to be eligible and then she’d have to wait until she’s 62 or an age close to that to get it.

    2. because people stay home.
      712,000 (population 2010 census)
      353,000 (reg. voters Dist. 14 as of 2/18
      Primary= AOC 16,898 / Crowley 12,880
      General (Nov/18)
      AOC 110,318
      Pappas (R) 19,202
      Crowley 9,348
      Perri 2,254
      Total Votes 141,122
      More than 1/2 the eligible stayed home. She won by default (IMO)

  9. She’s dumber than decade’s-old stump and twice as naive as a newborn… She’s been brainwashed, period. Thanks government education… you’re all so proud, aren’t you?

      1. This is the objective of the fascist controlled education system in this country. They’ve been slow walking their fascist dogma into American kid’s minds for decades.

  10. She isn’t going to make us go vegan or “anything crazy like that”? The next 2 years of this genius and Pelosi should be entertaining. Can the democrat party be more clueless and out of touch with reality? Unreal

    1. At least we know one of two things: 1.) We know what she is up to. 2.) Cheap entertainment for We, the People

    1. A Nut Case is more like it. She needs to be put in a Funny Farm with Nanci Neurosis and Chuckie the Nut. They are out of whack and getting worse Daily. By 2020 Their Brains will be in total melt down.

    2. But, but she has a degree in economics from prestigious Boston University cum laude no less. Doesn’t say much for A Boston U education…

  11. You know she’s right about the hamburger thing. A sensible diet should include prime rib steak for breakfast, ribeye for lunch, and filet mignon for dinner.

    1. Not only that but is my dog supposed to become a vegan too? She is not going to be happy and may bite AOC!

      1. She’ll probably leave animals alone for awhile….(watch, we’ll all be opening a can of pet food for our meat protein if AOC has her way lol)

  12. Oh and then everything will be just swell forever and ever right….. AOC… I’m sure I’m not the first to tell you but you are a DUMBASS… how have you made it this far in life, being this gullible / stupid??

  13. As ridiculous as she sounds, all the time, we have to stay on offense.Remember that the message she sends, is being heard by a bunch of mush brains who are being “programmed” to eat this stuff up.
    She uses or tries to use big words and mixed up explanations and of course their supporters don’t have a clue what she’s talking about but we are finished in 12 years. Listening to the Feinstein video was frightening and it should be to everyone with any sense of brain activity. Don’t forget, most of them are now on board even though some aren’t saying so. Every candidate Loves her. Are they using her? Of course. So if it sticks, go with it . At least they stick together…
    The right? There is no plan.

      1. Exactly, so whether we agree on everything or not, all the people who want liberty should fight for it and forget for now about the circus…

    1. It reminds me of a guy I used to work with who wasn’t the brightest bulb. I noticed him walking around with a Dianetics book one day. I knew discussing it would take too much time and/or be ineffective, so I just started calling him “Elron.” After a couple of days he stopped carrying the book and I never heard him talk about Dianetics. With these brainwashed kids you sometimes have to use special weapons and tactics.

  14. Where is the GOP? They need to be putting her in commercials. This socialist wolf has shed her sheepskin disguise. “We have to look at everything”- ocho-loco
    That’s code for it all belongs to her and how can she get it!!

  15. I hope her campaign finance scandal doesn’t have legs, because she is the best bad example of progressive politics we’ve got!

  16. And of course, just like Bernie Sanders declaring that Venezuelan food lines are really good thing, the climate alarmists are now appropriating “climate skeptic.” As in, “Hey, *we’re* the real skeptics here, because we ackshully do science, unlike those deniers who hate science!”

    Yeah, we’ll see, sparky.

    1. Nope. I love her. I think she’s the best thing to happen to Democrats in forever.

      It’s like giving a peasant a noble title. She has no idea how to use it, and is just illustrating everything wrong with the aristocrats.

  17. I’m putting this here because Clermernt Chernge is such an underpinning part of the watermelon agenda…

    Eric Worrall (WattsUpWithThat): Washington Post: Will Happer to be Appointed to the Presidential Committee on Climate Security

    So a) Trump is pushing back against his own agencies by making them defend their climate alarmism, and b) the guy he’s putting in charge is a noted skeptic of climate alarmist claims.

    Happer is a respected physicist. Alas, no spring chicken (age 79). But he’s a real scientist, and it’s time to push back against the fakery in the institutions.

    So this is good news.

  18. “…Deal will make gov’t regulate ‘EVERYTHING’ in Americans’ lives”
    Does anyone need to be reminded she is now PART of the government? Power hungry little wench.

  19. She’s the poster jackass for the old saying,
    “If you’re young and not a liberal, you don’t have a heart. If you’re old and not a conservative, you don’t have a brain”.

  20. why just cows? Why not eliminate ALL animals that fart- polar bears, penguins, spotted owls, whales,

    kangaroos, koala bears, panda bears etc etc etc! Why just cows? That’s racism!

    1. Don’t forget dogs, I’ve had a couple who could peel paper off the walls. Wicked little jezebel that AOC.

    2. Zoos! If this is a real crisis why aren’t we destroying zoos world wide, instead of going after human food?

      (I love zoos and animals. I’m just saying…)

  21. I’ll keep my liberty, thank you, and I suspect I’m not the only one. Does she even have any comprehension of what this country is about? Or the principles it is founded on? It ain’t about having the government running our lives for us. What an incredibly clueless dingbat!

  22. I don’t use this often, but I have it saved for just this kind of thread:

    “…They told us the plan would achieve a noble ideal. Well, how were we to know otherwise? Hadn’t we heard it all our lives – from our parents and our schoolteachers and our ministers and in every newspaper we ever read and every movie and every public speech? Hadn’t we always been told that this was righteous and just? Well, maybe there’s some excuse for what we did at that meeting. Still, we voted for the plan – and what we got, we had it coming to us. You know, ma’am, we are marked men, in a way, those of us who lived through the four years of that plan in the Twentieth Century factory. What is it that hell is supposed to be? Evil-plain, naked, smirking evil, isn’t it? Well, that’s what we saw and helped to make – and I think we’re damned, everyone of us, and maybe we’ll never be forgiven…

    “Do you know how it worked, that plan, and what it did to people? Try pouring water into a tank where there’s a pipe it the bottom draining it out faster than you pour it, and each bucket you bring breaks that pipe an inch wider, and the harder you work the more is demanded of you, and you stand slinging buckets forty hours a week, then forty eight, then fifty six – for your neighbor’s supper – for his wife’s operation – for his child’s measles – for his mother’s wheelchair – for his uncle’s shirt – for his nephew’s schooling – for the baby next door – for the baby to be born – for anyone anywhere around you – it’s theirs to receive, from diapers to dentures – and yours to work, from sunup to sundown, month after month, year after year, with nothing to show for it but your sweat, with nothing in sight for you but their pleasure, for the whole of your life, without rest, without hope, with out end….From each according to his ability, to each according to his need….

    “We’re all one big family , they told us, we’re all in this together. But you don’t all stand working an acetylene torch ten hours a day – together, and you don’t all get a bellyache – together. What’s whose ability and which of whose needs come first? When it’s all one pot you can’t let any man decide what his own needs are, can you? If you did, he might claim that he needs a yacht – and if his feelings is all you have to go by, he might prove it, too. Why not? If it’s not right for me to own a car until I’ve worked myself into a hospital ward, earning a car for every loafer and every naked savage on earth – why can’t he demand a yacht from me, too, if I still have the ability not to have collapsed? No? He can’t? Then why demand that I go without cream for my coffee until he’s replastered his living room?…Oh well … Well, anyway, it was decided nobody had the right to judge his own need or ability. We voted on it. Yes, ma’am, we voted on it in a public meeting twice a year. How else could it be done? Do you care to think what would happen at such a meeting? It took us just one meeting to discover that we had all become beggars – rotten, whining, sniveling beggars, all of us, because no man could claim his pay as his rightful earning, he had no rights and no earnings, his work didn’t belong to him, it belonged to the ‘family,’ and they owed him nothing in return, and the only claim he had on them was his ‘need’ – so he had to beg in public for relief from his needs, like any lousy moocher, listing all his troubles and miseries, down to his patched drawers and his wife’s head colds, hoping that ‘the family’ would throw him alms. He had to claim miseries, because it’s miseries, not work that had become the coin of the realm – so it turned into a contest among six thousand panhandlers, each claiming that his need was worse than his brother’s. How else could it be done? Do you care to guess what happened, what sort of men kept quiet, feeling shame, and what sort got away with the jackpot?

    “But that wasn’t all. There was something else we discovered at the same meeting. The factory’s production had fallen by forty percent, in that first half-year, so it was decided that somebody hadn’t delivered ‘according to his ability.’ Who? How would you tell it? The ‘family’ voted on that too. They voted which men were the best, and these men were sentenced to work overtime each night for the next six months. Overtime without pay – because you weren’t paid by time and you weren’t paid by work, only by need.

    “Do I have to tell you what happened after that – and into what sort of creatures we all started turning, we who had once been human? We began to hide whatever ability we had, to slow down and watch like hawks that we never worked any faster or better than the next fellow. What else could we do, when we knew that if we did our best for ‘the family,’ it’s not thanks or reward that we’d get, but punishment? We knew that for every stinker who’d ruin a batch of motors and cost the company money – either through his sloppiness, because he didn’t have to care, or through plain incompetence – it’s we who’d have to pay with our nights and our Sundays. So we did our best to be no good.

    “There was one young boy who started out, full of fire for the noble ideal, a bright kid without any schooling, but with a wonderful head on his shoulders. The first year, he figured out a work process that saved us thousands of man-hours. He gave it to ‘the family,’ didn’t ask anything for it, either, couldn’t ask, but that was alright with him. It was for the ideal, he said. But when he found himself voted as one of our ablest and sentenced to night work, because we hadn’t gotten enough from him, he shut his mouth and his brain. You can bet he didn’t come up with any ideas, the second year.

    “What was it they’d always told us about the vicious competition of the profit system, where men had to compete for who’d do a better job than his fellows? Vicious, wasn’t it? Well, they should have seen what it was like when we all had to compete with one another for who’d do the worst job possible. There’s no surer way to destroy a man than to force him into a spot where he has to aim at not doing his best, where he has to struggle to do a bad job, day after day. That will finish him quicker than drink or idleness or pulling stick-ups for a living. But there was nothing else for us to do but fake unfitness. The one accusation we feared was to be suspected of ability. Ability was like a mortgage on you that you could never pay off. And what was there to work for? You knew that your basic pittance would be given to you anyway, whether you worked or not – your ‘housing and feeding allowance’ it was called – and above that pittance, you had no chance to get anything, no matter how hard you tried. You couldn’t count on buying a new suit of clothes next year – they might give you a ‘clothing allowance’ or they might not, according to whether nobody broke a leg, needed an operation or gave birth to more babies. And if there wasn’t enough for new suits for everybody, then you couldn’t get yours, either.

    “There was one man who’d worked hard all his life, because he’s always wanted to send his son through college. Well, the boy graduated from high school in the second year of the plan – but ‘the family’ wouldn’t give the father any ‘allowance’ for the college. They said his son couldn’t go to college, until we had enough to send everybody’s sons to college – and that we first had to send everybody’s children through high school, and we didn’t even have enough for that. The father died the following year, in a knife fight with somebody in a saloon, a fight over nothing in particular – such fights were beginning to happen among us all the time.

    “Then there was an old guy, a widower with no family, who had one hobby: phonograph records. I guess that was all he ever got out of life. In the old days, he used to skip meals just to buy himself some recording of classical music. Well, they didn’t give him any ‘allowance’ for records – ‘personal luxury’ they called it. But at that same meeting, Millie Bush, somebody’s daughter, a mean, ugly little eight year old, was voted a pair of gold braces for her buck teeth – this was ‘medical need’ because the staff psychologist had said that the poor girl would get an inferiority complex if her teeth weren’t straightened out. The old guy who loved music, turned to drink instead. He got so you never saw him fully conscious any more. But it seems like there was one thing he couldn’t forget. One night, he came staggering down the street, saw Millie Bush, swung his fist and knocked her teeth out. Every one of them.

    “Drink, of course, was what we all turned to, some more, some less. Don’t ask how we got the money for it. When all the decent pleasure are forbidden, there’s always ways to get the rotten ones. You don’t break into grocery stores after dark and you don’t pick your fellows pockets to buy classical symphonies or fishing tackle, but if it’s to get stinking drunk and forget – you do. Fishing tackle? Hunting guns? Snapshot cameras? Hobbies? There wasn’t any ‘amusement allowance’ for anybody. ‘Amusement’ was the first thing they dropped. Aren’t you always supposed to be ashamed to object when anybody asks you to give up anything, if it’s something that gave you pleasure? Even our ‘tobacco allowance’ was cut to where we got two packs a month – and this, they told us, was because the money had to go into the babies milk fund. Babies was the only production that didn’t fall, but rose and kept on rising – because people had nothing else to do , I guess, and because they didn’t have to care, the baby wasn’t their burden, it was ‘the family’s.’ In fact, the best chance you had of getting a raise and breathing easier for a while was a ‘baby allowance.’ Either that, or a major disease.

    “It didn’t take us long to see how it all worked out. Any man who tried to play straight, had to refuse himself everything. He lost his taste for any pleasure, he hated to smoke a nickel’s worth of tobacco or chew a stick of gum, worrying whether somebody had more need for that nickel. He felt ashamed for every mouthful of food he swallowed, wondering whose weary nights of overtime had paid for it, knowing that his food was not his by right, miserably wishing to be cheated rather than to cheat, to be a sucker, but not a blood-sucker. He wouldn’t marry, he wouldn’t help his folks back home, he wouldn’t put an extra burden on ‘the family.’ Besides, if he still had some sort of sense of responsibility, he couldn’t marry or bring children into the world, when he could plan nothing, promise nothing, count on nothing. But the shiftless and the irresponsible had a field day of it. They bred babies, they got girls into trouble, they dragged in every worthless relative they had from all over the country, every unmarried pregnant sister, for an extra ‘disability allowance,’ they got more sicknesses than any doctor could disprove, they ruined their clothing, their furniture, their homes – what the hell, ‘the family’ was paying for it! They found more ways of getting in ‘need’ than the rest of us could ever imagine – they developed a special skill for it, which was the only ability they showed.

    “God help us, ma’am! Do you see what we saw? We saw that we were given a law to live by, a moral law, they called it, which punished those that observed it – for observing it. The more you tried to live up to it, the more you suffered; the more you cheated it, the bigger reward you got. Your honesty was like a tool left at the mercy of the next man’s dishonesty. The honest ones paid, the dishonest collected. The honest lost, the dishonest won. How long could men stay under this law of goodness? We were a pretty decent bunch of fellows when we started. There weren’t many chislers among us. We knew our jobs and we were proud of it and we worked for the best factory in the country, where old man Starnes hired nothing but the pick of the country’s labor. Within one year under that new plan, there wasn’t an honest man left among us. That was the evil, the sort of hell-horror evil that preachers used to scare you with, but that you never thought to see alive. Not that the plan encouraged a few bastards, but that it turned decent people into bastards, and there was nothing else that it could do – and it was called a moral ideal!

    “What was it we were supposed to want to work for? For the love of our brothers? What brothers? For the bums, the loafers, the moochers we saw all around us? And whether they were cheating or plain incompetent, whether they were unwilling or unable – what difference did that make to us? If we were tied for life to the level of their unfitness, faked or real, how long could we care to go on? We had no way of knowing their ability, we had no way of controlling their needs – all we knew was that we were beasts of burden struggling blindly in some sort of place that was half-hospital, half-stockyards – a place geared to nothing but disability, disaster, disease – beasts put there for the relief of whatever whoever chose to say was whichever’s need.

    “Love our brothers? That’s when we learned to hate our brothers for the first time in our lives. We began to hate them for every meal they swallowed, for every small pleasure they enjoyed, for one man’s new shirt, for another’s wife’s hat, for an outing with their family, for a paint job on their house – it was taken from us, it was paid for by our privations, our denials, our hunger. We began to spy on one another, each hoping to catch the others lying about their needs, so as to cut their ‘allowance’ at the next meeting. We began to have stool pigeons who informed on people, who reported that somebody had bootlegged a turkey to his family on some Sunday – which he paid for by gambling, most likely. We began to meddle into one another’s lives. We provoked family quarrels, to get somebody’s relatives thrown out. Any time we saw a man starting to go steady with a girl, we made life miserable for him. We broke up many engagements. We didn’t want anyone to marry, we didn’t want anymore dependents to feed.

    “In the old days, we used to celebrate if someone had a baby, we used to chip in and help him out with hospital bills, if he happened to be hard-pressed for the moment. Now, if a baby was born, we didn’t speak to the parents for weeks. Babies, to us, had become what locusts were to farmers. In the old days, we used to help a man if he had a bad illness in the family. Now – well, I’ll tell you about just one case. It was the mother of a man who had been with us for fifteen years. She was a kindly old lady, cheerful and wise, she knew us all by our first names and we all liked her – we used to like her. One day, she slipped on the cellar stairs and fell and broke her hip. We knew what that meant at her age. The staff doctor said that she’s have to be sent to a hospital in town, for expensive treatments that would take a long time. The old lady died the night before she was to leave for town. They never established the cause of death. No, I don’t know whether she was murdered. Nobody said that. Nobody would talk about it at all. All I know is that I – and that’s what I can’t forget! – I, too, had caught myself wishing she would die. This – may God forgive us! – was the brotherhood, the security, the abundance that the plan was supposed to achieve for us!”

    “This was the whole secret of it. At first, I kept wondering how it could be possible that the educated, the cultured, the famous men of the world could make a mistake of this size and preach, as righteousness, this sort of abomination – when five minutes of thought should have told them what would happen if somebody tried to practice what they preached. Now I know that they didn’t do it by any kind of mistake. Mistakes of this size are never made innocently. If men fall for some vicious piece of insanity, when they have no way to make it work and no possible reason to explain their choice – it’s because they have a reason they do not wish to tell. And we weren’t so innocent either, when we voted for that plan at the first meeting. We didn’t do it because we believed that the drippy old guff they spewed was good. We had another reason, but the guff helped us hide it from our neighbors and from ourselves. The guff gave us a chance to pass off as virtue something that we’d be ashamed to admit otherwise. There wasn’t a man voting for it who didn’t think that under a setup of this kind he’d muscle in on the profits of the men abler than himself. There wasn’t a man rich and smart enough but that he didn’t think that somebody was richer and smarter, and this plan would give him a share of his better’s wealth and brain. But while he was thinking that he’d get unearned benefits from the men above, he forgot about the men below who’d get unearned benefits, too. He forgot about all his inferiors who’d rush to drain him just as he hoped to drain his superiors. The worker who liked the idea that his need entitled him to a limousine like his boss’s, forgot that every bum and beggar on earth would come howling that their need entitled them to an icebox like his own. That was our real motive when we voted – that was the truth of it – but we didn’t like to think it, so the less we liked it, the louder we yelled about our love for the common good.”

    “Well, we got what we asked for. By the time we saw what it was that we’d asked for, it was too late. We were trapped, with no place to go. The best men among us left the factory in the first week of the plan. We lost our best engineers, superintendents, foremen and highest skilled workers. A man of self-respect doesn’t turn into a milk cow for anybody. Some able fellows tried to stick it out, but they couldn’t take it for long. We kept losing our men, they kept escaping from the factory like a pesthole – till we had nothing left except the men of need, but none of the men of ability.

    “And the few of us who were still any good, but stayed on, were only those who had been there too long. In the old days, nobody ever quit Twentieth Century – and, somehow, we couldn’t make ourselves believe that it was gone. After a while, we couldn’t quit, because no other employer would have us – for which I can’t blame him. Nobody would deal with us in any way, no respectable person or firm. All the small shops, where we traded, started moving out of Starnesville fast – till we had nothing left but saloons, gambling joints and crooks who sold us trash at gouging price. The alms we got kept falling, but the cost of our living went up. The list of the factory’s needy kept stretching, but the list of its customers shrank. There was less and less income to divide among more and more people. In the old days, it used to be said that the Twentieth Century Motor trademark was as good as the karat mark on gold. I don’t know what it was that the Starnes heirs thought, if they thought at all, but I suppose that like all social planners and like savages, they thought this trademark was a magic stamp which did the trick by some sort of voodoo power and that it would keep them rich, as it had kept their father. Well, when our customers began to see we never delivered an order on time and never put out a motor that didn’t have something wrong with it – the magic stamp began to work the other way around: people wouldn’t take a motor as a gift, if it was marked Twentieth Century. And it came to where our only customers were men who never paid and never meant to pay their bills. But Gerald Starnes, doped by his own publicity, got huffy and went around, with an air of moral superiority, demanding that businessmen place orders with us, not because our motors were good, but because we needed the orders so badly.

    “By that time, a village half-wit could see what generations of professors had pretended not to notice. What good would our need do to a power plant when its generators stopped because of our defective engines? What good would it do to a man caught on an operating table when the electric light went out? What good would it do to the passengers of a plane when its motor failed in mid-air? And if they bought our product, not because of its merit, but because of our need, would that be the good, the right, the moral thing to do for the owner of that power plant, the surgeon in that hospital, the maker of that plane?

    “Yet this was the moral law that the professors and leaders and thinkers wanted to establish all over the earth. If this is what it did in a single small town where we all knew one another, do you care to think what it would do on a world scale? Do you care to imagine what it would be like if you had to live and to work, when you’re tied to all the disasters and all the malingering of the globe? To work – and whenever any men failed anywhere, it’s you who would have to make up for it. To work – with no chance to rise, with your meals and your clothes and your home and your pleasure depending on any swindle, any famine, any pestilence anywhere on earth. To work – with no chance for an extra ration, till the Cambodians have been fed and the Patagonians have been sent through college. To work – on a blank check held by every creature born, by men whom you’ll never see, whose needs you’ll never know, whose ability or laziness or sloppiness or fraud you have no way to learn and no right to question – just to work and work and work – and leave it up to the Ivys and the Geralds of the world to decide whose stomach will consume the effort, the dreams and the days of your life. And this is the moral law to accept? This – a moral ideal?”

    1. Jeff Allen, who realized early enough on that he didn’t REALLY think Starnesville was a good idea (because it wasn’t), only that he (and almost everyone else) thought they were supposed to think it was a good idea. The only other guy who thought the same way as him early on was John Galt– but sooner or later everybody else came around, only, by then the damage was done.

      1. That’s because John Galt was rational, and capable of abstraction and long-term thinking. Everybody else was irrational, and had to learn it the hard way, by first-hand experience.

        There’s a metaphor about humanity somewhere in there.

    2. You can’t post long form excerpts. Post a link and a few short excerpts.

      It’s not just Scoop’s preference, it’s an actual copyright violation.

        1. A citation should’ve accompanied that. But even with a cite, long form quotes are a copyright infraction (unless you post the notice that the entire long form is freely reproducible.

          (But Scoop doesn’t accept long form quotes, or cut&paste jobs, either way.)

          1. That’s cool. Ain’t not a thing. I’m not taking offense to it or anything.

            (The only reason I don’t cite that particular loooong quote is that it usually causes people to dismiss it out of hand before reading it. Because humanity is awful like that. But again, whatever. I don’t care. It is the individual’s responsibility to pick up a book, not mine to give it to them.)

  23. I know of several elected officials who should be evicted from office due to violating their oath of office to uphold the Constitution. Seems that no one takes that seriously anymore.

  24. What percentage of Democrat voters are scared as hell of what their party is becoming?

    Middle America D voters?

    1. Judging from the last presidential election, I would guess not that many are scared. Thank Gawd for the Electoral College.

  25. Let’s see, what are all the things progressives want to ban or curtail: Cars, cows, airplanes, straws, fossil fuel, Christianity, wealth, freedom, guns… did I miss anything?

    1. People that do not match in lock step with them, God, church, the American way, life…shall I go on?

  26. Bill Mitchell
    @mitchellvii
    Since she’s “pinching pennies” to pay her staff more, I guess AOC will be flying coach and staying at the Days Inn when when travels from now on?

  27. “Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real,” she continued.”

    Who the hell are you to tell people what they should and should not be eating? The government has zero business in things like that (and in most things in general), so stay the hell away from it and shut up!

  28. It says there are 94 comments, but only shows one. Reloaded it several times, and even did a complete restart on computer.
    On another site the comments are just a totally blank page.

    Dammed disqus sucks

    1. The green new deal should be the canary in the coal mine for all Americans what the ultimate goal for progressivism is

    2. The green new deal should be the canary in the coal mine for all Americans what the ultimate goal for progressivism is

  29. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Shut up J-Mao. Don’t tell me what to do.

    I’m absolutely going to eat hamburgers for every meal for the next week straight, just to spite her.

    1. Thank you for posting this because you saved me time doing so. I had the exact same reaction when I read that. How dare this brain dead 29 year old fascist tell Americans what we should and can do? Get this fascist lunatic out of office!

  30. This bug-eyed twit actually said in a tweet that she is in charge. This ingrate if a public servant needs a hard lesson from We the People on exactly who us in charge. Twit needs horse whipped then tarred then feathered.

    1. It’s a real shame dueling has gone out of favor. Imagine how she’d fare if she actually had to truly DEFEND all her dumba**edness. That would be like her career as a congress critter (hopefully!), one time and done.

  31. God forgive me but I wish I could spend one full day with her at her residence. She and her boyfriend would have to sit quietly. I would then go through every inch of that place, what they wear, what they eat, proving what damn hypocrites they are. Right before I left ( after having photographed EVERYTHING ) I would smack her right in the mouth and not even feel badly. I would also make her never forget that EVERYTHING was delivered by hard working truck drivers all across this country. I have no patience for this imbecile and her ilk….sigh it’s a nice fantasy day dream.

  32. ‘It’s not to say we’re going to force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that.’ But, ‘we’ are going to make you do other things. This is a farce! How is anyone – media, cohorts, sane people – allowing her to go unchallenged? And, she does go unchallenged. All that happens are some politicians and media personalities gaining attention to feign shock. Where is real challenge?

  33. If she wants someone to control everything in her life, maybe she ought to move back in with her parents or get a BDSM master.

  34. This bug-eyed twit has pushed beyond her limits. I don’t know who this bartender thinks she is but she needs thumped upside the head.

  35. AOC and Bern Liberal Democrats should see what`s happening at the Venezuelan- Colombian Birder right now. Their Utopia maybe burning soon.

  36. The mask is off folks. The country has a choice in 2020, America or Socialism? The D party has been completely taken over or “transformed”. BLM, Occupy Wall Street, running people out of restaurants, Kavanaugh, etc. There is no turning back. How Joe Manchin hasn’t switched parties is beyond me.

    It’s that simple America. Constitution? Bill of Rights? Liberty? Freedom?

    No more?

  37. Like, Ocrazyo is so stupid! Like, why would I want someone whose so, like, stupid, telling me how to live?? Like, that’s so stupid!!!

    The only people more stupid than the Bernies & Ocrazyos, are the people who support and believe these liars!!

          1. Safer as a mid-level functionary. The recognizable names always go up against the wall when it all breaks down.

  38. For once, we’re knowing about a piece of legislation before they pass it. Remember Pelosi’s take on ObamaCare legislation?

  39. Prosperity is the dividend of liberty.
    Socialism is enslavement to the state.
    Socialism has no avenue to prosperity.
    Socialism is a parasite, eating off of the remnants of wealth accumulated under liberty.

  40. How many type of clouds ☁️ are there AOC? The D party are experts on weather patterns right?

    Can she name them?

  41. She has no clue how much conservatives hate her ideas and the intrusion of government in life that we already put up with. She also does not know how much we will oppose her idealism

        1. I am sure that her parents were more than complicit in the indoctrination, smiling approvingly as she displays her ignorance.

  42. It would be fun if someone ever got the opportunity to quiz the greenie crank, AOC, about her knowledge of climate issues. I am certain that knowledge rivals hers about economic issues. Take her great fear of methane. It is not a problem no matter how much is released into the atmosphere.

    Methane is an irrelevant greenhouse gas outside of the laboratory and in the atmosphere because it only absorbs and retains Earth’s escaping long-wave energy in two very specific short radiation bands @ 3.3 & 7.5 microns, where that energy is also absorbed by water vapor. Water vapor is 5000 to 10,000 times as prevalent in the atmosphere as methane and has long since saturated the absorption factor in those narrow bands leaving virtually no energy for which methane can compete and certainly not enough to worry about increased levels of methane capturing. The only source for methane capture of energy in the atmosphere has long ago been exhausted. What it can do in the laboratory (25 times more energy absorbent than CO2), it cannot do in the atmosphere.

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/04/11/methane-the-irrelevant-greenhouse-gas/

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/01/whit_house_methane_madness.html

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2015/10/10/stop-the-devastation-of-peoples-lives-by-speculating-with-no-data-remembering-cattle-and-methane-emissions/

    1. So you don’t like my New Green Deal? Well I don’t like your idea of amputating healthy limbs to save the planet!

  43. Socialism/communism always creates a utopia for those few at the top of
    the heap not so much for the 99.9% at the bottom, it does work like it’s
    supposed to!

  44. I know Democrats who think she is great.

    This is more scary than many are acknowledging. Those techies, the ones who have all our information… they like what she is saying.

    She is not nothing.

  45. She really amuses me. Especially that she belongs to the Dems and they have to own her. The 2018 election brought all the progressive nuts out of the fruitcake and they now have such losers in the party. I’m not sure they can ever recover. YAY!

    1. Yes, now she is funny, however, I dunno…if she amasses power in the future, she could be very dangerous. Hitler was scoffed at first as well. When you consider that women in power is the “in” thing these days…

  46. Judging from this bug-eyed twit’s face and brain, it looks like some fetal alcohol syndrome is going in with her.

  47. Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real,” she continued.

    And, like, what-ever but, like, totally, though, it’s NONE OF YOUR DANGED BUSINESS what people do in the privacy of their own homes! Like, seriously! *scoffs* Like, Duh!

    1. Well… do you know anyone that actually eats hamburgers for breakfast, lunch and dinner? It’s the classic straw man argument… yet the left is lapping it up.

  48. “Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real,””

    Democrat party, 2019

  49. “Maybe we shouldn’t be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like, let’s keep it real,” she continued.”

    Who the hell are you to tell people what they should and should not be eating? The government has zero business in things like that (and in most things in general), so stay the hell away from it and shut up!

  50. I’m 100% in favor of socialism… as long as I get to live in the nicest house, drive the nicest cars (yes, more than one), have a swimming pool (that someone else maintains), get to travel whenever and wherever I want, and don’t have to work.

    In other words, I’m ready to go work for the Government as a member of Congress!

  51. I’m 100% in favor of socialism… as long as I get to live in the nicest house, drive the nicest cars (yes, more than one), have a swimming pool (that someone else maintains), get to travel whenever and wherever I want, and don’t have to work.

    In other words, I’m ready to go work for the Government as a member of Congress!

  52. Paul Joseph Watson
    @PrisonPlanet
    How are you going to solve the “global climate crisis” when you don’t even know basic math or what the three branches of government are?

  53. “It is easy to be conspicuously ‘compassionate’ if others are being forced to pay the cost.”

    ― Murray N. Rothbard

  54. “It is easy to be conspicuously ‘compassionate’ if others are being forced to pay the cost.”

    ― Murray N. Rothbard

  55. This bug-eyed twit actually said in a tweet that she is in charge. This ingrate if a public servant needs a hard lesson from We the People on exactly who us un charge. Twit needs horse whipped then tarred then feathered.

  56. ‘It’s not to say we’re going to force everybody to go vegan or anything crazy like that.’ But, ‘we’ are going to make you do other things. This is a farce! How is anyone – media, cohorts, sane people – allowing her to go unchallenged? And, she does go unchallenged. All that happens are some politicians and media personalities gaining attention to feign shock. Where is real challenge?

  57. What kind of person would want to be totally controlled by the government?

    What kind of person would want total control over a population?

  58. Maverick
    @RodStryker

    You’re nothing more than a globalist communist puppet of the elite scumbags who want to destroy the American economy, culture & healthcare system.

    MABA

    Make Alexandria Bartend Again

  59. Maverick
    @RodStryker

    You’re nothing more than a globalist communist puppet of the elite scumbags who want to destroy the American economy, culture & healthcare system.

    MABA

    Make Alexandria Bartend Again

  60. The mask is off folks. The country has a choice in 2020, America or Socialism? The D party has been completely taken over or “transformed”. BLM, Occupy Wall Street, running people out of restaurants, Kavanaugh, etc. There is no turning back. How Joe Manchin hasn’t switched parties is beyond me.

    It’s that simple America. Constitution? Bill of Rights? Liberty? Freedom?

    No more?

  61. Why would anyone want to control anyone or be controlled by anyone. I just want control of me. I want my liberty.

  62. The ugly new deal is communistic. America was founded on government staying OUT of people’s lives because of an oppressive English king, but I am sure AOC and most kids today are not learning that because their teachers do not know it either. Drones. Idiot drones. If ANYONE is being run by Russians, it is the demonrats.

  63. How is it that all D politicians are experts on weather? Where did they get such expertise on weather patterns?

    As a Californian, fix the potholes. Can we start there?

  64. While she bears much of the blame, the real monsters are those who push this or run with it(Kamala Harris, B.S., and many others, and the braindead voters who voted her into power. She’s just the dimwit mouthpiece for this insanity. Yes, she’s ridiculously stupid, but so are voters. And sadly, many of them have been adequately programmed by The Left.

    1. You presume that their supporters are somehow being tricked by these con-men, when most actually want the government to be their mommy and daddy and are more than willing to give up any freedom they may have in order for that to happen and be taken care of and free of responsibility.

      1. That’s my point. That issue is a scud middle into the heart of the D party. College kids want/need to hear about the Bill of Rights.

  65. I know Rand Paul turns a lot of folks off, but he is extremely affective in talking to the youth. Especially when talking about the Bill of Rights.

    When the Ds bring up anti gun laws, the Rs need to go on offense about protecting the Bill of Rights. Stop taking guns, talk Bill of Rights. It’s a winner. It’ll reach the youth.

    It’s a way the Rs can turn the tables and get a majority support. Unfortunately, President Trump can not articulate the Bill of Rights like Rand Paul can.

    1. I think that Tromp is trying to do the right thing, even if it is a little fire insurance in his old age. But you’re right, articulate he’s not and he didn’t show the leadership qualities to get the RINOs to pass any serious legislation while they held the high ground against the Deathocrats.

      1. Agree. I watched a portion of Trump’s speech in Florida this week. He’s really becoming a better speaker. He needs to stay on the socialism issue. It will ring true for a lot of folks from Latin America.

        Socialism, infaticide, due process, destroying all private insurance, border security, black unemployment, Hispanic unemployment.

        The President needs to stay focused on those issues and he will be successful.

      2. pfff… what leadership qualities do you need to get globalists sign off pro American legislation?
        Unless we have America First congress no good will come out of there.

    2. The easiest way to get people to the R side is to be unapologetic pro America, pro capitalism, pro freedom. That’s where the R party is totally lacking.

  66. The question Donkey Chompers is never asked by these media sycophants is what about the world’s two largest polluters, China and India? She wants us to go back to the stone age while she says nothing about the rest of the world. If the world is over in 12 years if we don’t do something, looks like we’re doomed anyway. Better start working on our bucket lists quickly, we don’t have much time. Sheesh, what a moron.

    1. The sycophant MSM never asks those uncomfortably truthful questions, and they won’t allow anyone else to interview them.

    2. Only 12 years left??? I’m gonna spend them eating as many fine steaks as I can, drive the biggest pick up truck I can afford, enjoy my boat, shoot my guns, etc in the years I have left.

      1. Yeah, I’ve got to shoot up all of the ammo that I stocked up on when I was sure that the Hagfish would be elected. My Ranger runs fine, so I’m not even considering an F-150 for over $50k.

        1. I was talking to my local Ford dealer couple of weeks ago, the new Rangers will start in the $40k range. Might as well fork over another $10k for a full size at those ridiculous prices.

          1. Yeah, I walked the lot of a Ford dealer last fall and there was a row of F-150s, all around $46k, and those were probably ’18s. I paid $55 for my house in ’13, I can’t see paying that much for a truck.

          2. I looked at a new Ranger last night. A basic model is around 25 grand and quickly goes up depending on features. I got a new Tacoma a couple years ago and will never go back to Ford or Chevy.

            1. Wow, I thought that $15k in ’11 for an ’07 with 36,000 miles was expensive. Maybe I’m just po’.

            2. Tacoma is a nice truck! I really like the Tacoma.

              I have a 16 Ram and have about 6 outstanding recalls on my truck! Drives me crazy!

              The manufacturers should send me a check after so many freaking recalls. They’re not cheap.

  67. Somebody take AOC to Venezuela and drop her ignorant, greedy, self serving butt there to rot! Let her live in that Utopia that she’s so eager to create!

  68. Socialism is what’s for dinner on her plate. The Deathocrat party is introducing a bunch of anti-gun legislation to jubilantly celebrate taking the House back. Although the bills won’t get through the Senate, what happens when they are back in control? With the ignorance of many of the youngsters today, the specter of socialism is a reality.

    1. The indoctrination in the supposed merits of socialism and total reliance upon the government in the next generation is nearly complete…

    2. The Left did its job well by taking over public schools, the MSM, Hollywood, and so many other key components of America to ensure dumbed-down voters in the future. This evil seems to be imprinted on future generations’ DNA. It sickens me.

      1. Will conservatives do their job well and stop sending their kids to left wing government schools?

        It’s only been how many decades now?

      2. Sports too. Every facet of America’s culture have been attacked by the left.

        How is it that a R can get elected anywhere?

    3. It is not for all people’s betterment; it is for government power. It is communism. THEY call it socialism because they think it sounds nicer than communism, but it is communism.

        1. Reminds me of scripture…cast not thy pearls before swine lest they turn and use them to trample you…once the CommieDems confiscate our guns, they will turn and use them against us. People like AOC, Bernie and most of the demonrats (and RINOs) are dangerous; they have no good intentions toward our nation…it is all for personal power and wealth at our expense.

    4. The young need to be educated that the Left is all about command & control of our lives because they know what is best for everyone. They must stop and think, “Do I really want to be commanded and controlled in my activities?”

    5. We need to take back the schools. K-12 is bad and college is horrible. Did you see the little kids confront Diane Feinstein? Those elementary school teachers have warped those poor kids minds. I know the parents need (and do) push back (sometimes), but it’s hard to monitor and harder for a child to discern when they are being manipulated.

    6. When they’re back in total control, they’ll be serving three courses of socialsim at every meal, featuring such specialties as 2nd Amendment-free,Constitution, all you can eat ‘free’ medical care,and reparations stew delivered to your door by fartless cows or solar-powered flying monkeys wearing Nancy Pelosi masks. Bon appetit!

    7. The young need to be educated that the Left is all about command & control of our lives because they know what is best for everyone. They must stop and think, “Do I really want to be commanded and controlled in my activities?”

    8. So true! Unless and until we drain the rino swamp this country is on the brink of disaster. We need moral, intelligent people who know history and the Constitution.
      Voter ID!!

    9. what happens when they are back in control?

      That’s a crazy question. Why are you thinking so far ahead. What matters is winning right now. Don’t think about tomorrow or the long-term consequences of our actions. That ain’t the American way.

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