What are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Flaws?

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the gauntlet image is from a different book entirely; believe it or not, there was briefly enough AOC interest to spur not only left-wing hagiographic power fantasies but also right-wing talking-point parody as well.
https://www.devilsdue.net/
https://babylonbee.com/news/an-exclusive-look-at-the-new-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-comic-book
not seeing any evidence that "Golden Gulag" books actually published this thing though.

here's another winner from the former publisher:
http://i.imgur.com/skkjIFo.png

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 12 August 2019 14:46 (two months ago) link

Isn't Babylonbee a conservative version of Onion/Hard Times satire clickbait stuff?

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 12 August 2019 15:10 (two months ago) link

A quick google around suggests yes and that i have been fooled. Not that the actual comics are that much more unlikely!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 12 August 2019 15:19 (two months ago) link

A new day, a new friend 🐧✨ pic.twitter.com/1PmPEHP5Yx

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 24, 2019

As usual, the comments aren't worth the electrons.

hedonic treadmill class action (Sanpaku), Sunday, 25 August 2019 17:45 (one month ago) link

Unbelievable! A congressional representative capable of spontaneous light hearted playfulness. I bet she wasn't even wearing a US flag lapel pin!

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 25 August 2019 20:39 (one month ago) link

Crenshaw is such an unbelievable dumbass

You are a member of Congress. Why are you “lending” guns to people unsupervised who can’t pass a basic background check?

The people you’re giving a gun to have likely abused their spouse or have a violent criminal record, & you may not know it.

Why on earth would you do that? https://t.co/TQFjcLQebO

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 4, 2019

frogbs, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 14:48 (one month ago) link

All questions of legality and propriety aside, lending out a firearm which might be used for any purpose under the sun and can be traced back directly to you seems...oh, what's the word I'm looking for...incredibly fucking stupid.

Time to Make a Pizza Pact! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 14:54 (one month ago) link

omg that's the Monterey Bay Aquarium! Thought it looked familiar. Hope she got to check out the cephalopod exhibit.

Melon Musk (Leee), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 17:29 (one month ago) link

I grew up with guns and my dad's a nut on the subject, but I grew up hearing about the evils of lending guns even to your closest relative.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 17:31 (one month ago) link

I have fractionally more sympathy for gun fans who are strictly adherent to safety rules, don't keep their guns loaded, and harbor no siege fantasies, and I bet they're going to wish they spoke up more loudly before their hobby got taken over by murderous clods and the gun manufacturers who manipulated them

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 17:48 (one month ago) link

I am guessing that Crenshaw and twitter assholes will ignore the substance of AOC’s comments and instead focus on this:

The people you’re giving a gun to have likely abused their spouse or have a violent criminal record, & you may not know it.

I understand her point here, that you can never know for sure that people you know, even friends, are trustworthy and aren’t hiding something. But she should have said “may have” instead of “likely have”

That was a boner imo

I am also Harl (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 18:29 (one month ago) link

To the extent that the scenario under discussion seems to be 'the wisdom of lending a gun to someone who's failed a background check' I can't say she's wrong. It just wasn't made terribly clear that that was the scenario under discussion.

Time to Make a Pizza Pact! (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 18:46 (one month ago) link

I assume most of Crenshaw's friends are cops or ex-military so she's probably right

frogbs, Wednesday, 4 September 2019 18:56 (one month ago) link

maybe, but surely she undercut/distracted from her point by including that in there.

I am also Harl (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 19:18 (one month ago) link

Oh no, she allowed proven shitheads an opportunity to loudly proclaim their shitheadedness like they already do every second of their worthless fucking lives. Major gaffe there on AOC's part.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 20:20 (one month ago) link

In other news...

AOC made Steve King so mad he made a video of himself drinking toilet water. All that remains for the rest of us is to sit at her feet and learn https://t.co/qMfSanrEki

— Sam "Pun Terrorist" Thielman (@samthielman) September 4, 2019

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 20:22 (one month ago) link

hahaha wait what

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 20:39 (one month ago) link

I have fractionally more sympathy for gun fans who are strictly adherent to safety rules, don't keep their guns loaded, and harbor no siege fantasies, and I bet they're going to wish they spoke up more loudly before their hobby got taken over by murderous clods and the gun manufacturers who manipulated them

same, but at this point i gotta wonder if their numbers hover right around those of Never Trump Republicans

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:41 (one month ago) link

Steve King at least correctly identifies as "prisons" those facilities where the immigrants who are asking for asylum from violence and injustice in their home countries are being housed by the US government.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:49 (one month ago) link

xp: the gun fans I know who fit that description left the NRA 15-20 years ago

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 5 September 2019 12:29 (one month ago) link

what the absolute fuck

ABC can go to hell. Running propaganda with a picture of @AOC being set on fire, with dead bodies & skulls in the background, was absolutely despicable. People need to be fired over this. It’s ridiculous & evil. ABC profited off of it, during the #DemDebate. Shame on ABC. Shame. pic.twitter.com/o7msRtQI3J

— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 13, 2019

Simon H., Friday, 13 September 2019 03:04 (one month ago) link

A reminded that ABC is owned by the merry Walt Disney Company.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 13 September 2019 03:56 (one month ago) link

The Happiest Media Mega-Conglomerate on Earth.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 13 September 2019 04:46 (one month ago) link

people in that thread point out that it was a local Sinclair affiliate in DC that ran the ad

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 13 September 2019 12:57 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG0T_hVMqLs

pomenitul, Friday, 13 September 2019 17:05 (one month ago) link

Ah right, that old socialist practice of forced marriage.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 13 September 2019 17:17 (one month ago) link

You're just blind to the meaning of TRUE socialism!

pomenitul, Friday, 13 September 2019 17:18 (one month ago) link

the ad is very *slow heavy metal music playing*

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 13 September 2019 17:32 (one month ago) link

Ah right, that old socialist practice of forced marriage.

read the republic! they'll rusticate your babies!! and your pawpaw!!!

j., Friday, 13 September 2019 18:46 (one month ago) link

pawpaw grows better in non-urban areas tbf

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, 13 September 2019 20:32 (one month ago) link

The USA is completely insane.

The Inner Mounting Phlegm (Tom D.), Friday, 13 September 2019 20:38 (one month ago) link

Only the parts with people in them.

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 13 September 2019 20:47 (one month ago) link

Actually the parts with the least people in them seem to be the most insane

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 13 September 2019 21:19 (one month ago) link

sure but once you get down to zero people it's all staggering open spaces or crazy mountains or wetlands

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Friday, 13 September 2019 21:21 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

Viral Video About Eating Babies at AOC Town Hall Was Staged by Pro-Trump Group

LaRouche PAC, a far-right group that supports Donald Trump, has taken credit for trolling Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez during a town hall meeting yesterday. An operative with LaRouche made headlines overnight after standing up at AOC’s town hall in Queens yesterday and saying that humanity should eat babies, among other ridiculous things, to address the climate crisis.

Viral video from the incident shows a woman posing as a supporter of AOC and wearing a shirt that reads, “Save the Planet, Eat the Children.” Many people clearly thought she was mentally disturbed, but LaRouche PAC, a fringe organization that believes climate change is a hoax, was behind the stunt, according to the group’s Twitter account.

...AOC can be seen trying to calm the woman down, repeatedly saying “it’s okay,” and ignoring the comments about babies. While the woman’s reference to “bombing” Russia may seem odd, the group supports both President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“It was us,” the LaRouche organization tweeted late Thursday, in response to a question about whether the woman was serious. “Malthusianism isn’t new, Jonathan Swift knew that. Sometimes, only satire works.”

President Donald Trump got into the fray last night, tweeting “AOC is a Wack Job!” in response to the viral video. Trump likely had no idea that the woman in the video was one of his supporters.

Better than being a criminal who betrays our country. https://t.co/UnShA6gcQQ

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 4, 2019

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Friday, 4 October 2019 17:02 (one week ago) link

this will be much more fun when someone deepfakes AOC responding to the fake supporter of babyeating with approval and praise, and then trump responds to THAT, and the deepfake video is the only version 90% of his supporters see

(note to people who still don't think this is a problem: the tech is there to do it now, and people are demonstrably incredibly dumb and gullible with 0.00000000001% media literacy)

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Friday, 4 October 2019 17:05 (one week ago) link

It's kinda cool how we're reaching peak technical sophistication at the same time we're reaching peak incuriosity/ignorance. And by 'kinda cool' I mean (puts out eyes with knitting needles and just keeps on pushing those needles as far as they'll go)

Furter-Bursting Tater Squirter (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 October 2019 17:27 (one week ago) link

"at the same time we're reaching peak incuriosity/ignorance" [citation needed]

like i understand the sentiment but are you aware that people in the past were remarkably incurious and ignorant as well?

Mordy, Friday, 4 October 2019 17:35 (one week ago) link

AOC treating someone with dignity, no matter what their issue, completely blows Trump's (and Trump Jnr's) mind. They can't even comprehend what that must be like, you gotta be a wackjob to act like that, amirite!?

Ned Trifle X, Friday, 4 October 2019 17:35 (one week ago) link

Jeez, the group claiming to be behind that stunt thinks it's satire.

It was us. Malthusianism isn't new, Jonathan Swift knew that. Sometimes, only satire works. https://t.co/vR8oXdx39i

— Lyndon LaRouche PAC (@larouchepac) October 4, 2019

Ned Trifle X, Friday, 4 October 2019 17:58 (one week ago) link

the "modest proposal" reference is the nod to satire but the lack of intelligent application and general pride at one's belligerence without making a reasonable point marks them as the asses they are. just because you read it doesn't mean you understood it.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 4 October 2019 18:01 (one week ago) link

"at the same time we're reaching peak incuriosity/ignorance" [citation needed]

like i understand the sentiment but are you aware that people in the past were remarkably incurious and ignorant as well?

― Mordy, Friday, October 4, 2019 12:35 PM (twenty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Yeesss, daaaaad, I'm awaaaaare, jeeeeez. Let's say the gap between easy access to pretty much all of the information in the world and people's willingness to engage with said information critically is at an all-time high.

Furter-Bursting Tater Squirter (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 October 2019 18:04 (one week ago) link

just goes to show that the causes of ignorance + incuriosity aren't a lack of access to information

Mordy, Friday, 4 October 2019 18:06 (one week ago) link

Third degree, bruh.

Furter-Bursting Tater Squirter (Old Lunch), Friday, 4 October 2019 18:18 (one week ago) link

People wondering when that endorsements coming

anvil, Friday, 4 October 2019 18:35 (one week ago) link

Another month or two at least, prob not before Iowa & NH

flappy bird, Friday, 4 October 2019 21:24 (one week ago) link

Yeah, its fair enough, best for it to come when its has most impact! Seemed like a lock for Bernie but you never know

anvil, Sunday, 6 October 2019 07:09 (one week ago) link

I'd say AOC and Bernie share more in common than AOC and Warren, but I respect AOC's independence and I know she will do whatever she thinks best, regardless.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 6 October 2019 19:24 (one week ago) link

like i understand the sentiment but are you aware that people in the past were remarkably incurious and ignorant as well?

― Mordy, Friday, October 4, 2019 1:35 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

I think it’s probably fair to say that the extreme degree of partisanship and niche “news” services contributes to this

k3vin k., Monday, 7 October 2019 00:53 (one week ago) link


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