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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AOC's family is wealthy, based on the zip code where she grew up. That whole "being a barista" thing was probably just to get her out of the house and/or her not being bored.

As I have noted, she plays at being an air-headed Millennial but she is neither poor nor air-headed.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shes young, inexperienced but shes no liar. She wasnt born into wealth as you have suggested Hashi. She was a beneficiary of a tight Latino family, who actually band together to assist extended families where they can.

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Before running for Congress, Ocasio-Cortez was a community organizer working in the Bronx and serving as an educational director for the 2017 Northeast Collegiate World Series for the National Hispanic Institute.


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Her parents were disappointed in their local schooling system, so her extended family helped fund a move to a better school district...

Shuttling between the Bronx, New York's poorest borough and the home of her extended family, and more affluent New York counties was her first experience of income inequality, she told The Intercept.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mike Pence is the Hottest Beat of 2019 | The Daily Show [Video: 1 min approx]


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possible new stamps on household trash if a brexit "no deal" is reached, the BBC reported today. UKCA conformity assessed symbol
could cost manufacturing companies lots of money.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its looking more like WHEN

But its going to demand rebadging of everything. Changes in state government are ALWAYS costly .. this will be significantly more costly all round.

But no good wishing the gate was lashed after the horse has bolted. Too late. These are the realities of change.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Virginia's governor is in hot water, but he's refusing to resign.

For those who don't want to navigate the paywall: Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who's a Democrat, got on the bad side of Republicans in the state legislature with his comments on an abortion bill. Some enterprising GOP folks found his page in his medical school's 1984 yearbook (Northam is a physician), which includes a photo of two people -- one in blackface and the other in a KKK hood) -- and made sure it went viral. It was obviously an effort to force Northam to resign, and most folks are calling on him to do that -- including fellow Democrats.

First, Northam apologized for the photo. Then today, he held a news conference to say basically that his apology was premature, he was sure he wasn't either of the men in the photo, he has no idea how it got on his yearbook page, and he's not going to resign.

The funny part is that if Northam does resign, the Republicans will be sorry. Our lieutenant governor is Justin Fairfax, a black man who's more liberal than Northam, and he would become governor if Northam quits. Plus Fairfax could run for election in his own right in 2021. Virginia law allows governors to be elected only once, but it doesn't prohibit those who stepped up to fill out someone else's term from running on their own.

Fun times in the Old Dominion...
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The moron just needs to just resign already. What an idiot. How can he possibly expect to be an effective governor now.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ali - I've not seen Republicans wade in.
The governor is an idiot. He's not sure he did black face
Or donned a Klan uniform?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So now they do a twisted Kavanaugh on him. Just change the accusation from sex to racist and you got your standard
"burned them at the stake" mentality. In 35 years nobody brought this up. Many crimes have statute of limitations of far less time than what
the mob are crying out for now.

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that want everybody to act they way they want them to..
Seen this BS before with the Mega-churches and TV Clerics.
But I guess some people want to be sheep.
I guess they want to be the "popular girl" in school.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, gotta say this whole "dig up something stupid they did a lifetime ago and use it against them" thing often annoys me. Made possible by the internet...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Facilitated by the internet, certainly. Was possible long before, it just wasn't nearly as easy.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So now they do a twisted Kavanaugh on him. Just change the accusation from sex to racist and you got your standard
"burned them at the stake" mentality. In 35 years nobody brought this up. Many crimes have statute of limitations of far less time than what
the mob are crying out for now.

Big Brother isn't the government, it the Self-righteous holier than thou's
that want everybody to act they way they want them to..
Seen this BS before with the Mega-churches and TV Clerics.
But I guess some people want to be sheep.
I guess they want to be the "popular girl" in school.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ali - I've not seen Republicans wade in.
The governor is an idiot. He's not sure he did black face
Or donned a Klan uniform?

He's saying now that he's not in the yearbook photo, but he does remember wearing blackface for a Michael Jackson impersonation. I don't think he said when he did that.

The whole thing is nuts.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah, gotta say this whole "dig up something stupid they did a lifetime ago and use it against them" thing often annoys me. Made possible by the internet...

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As I said before, raise your hand if you did something ridiculous and/or stupid as a teenager which would embarrass you today. (If you aren't raising your hand then you are *lying* and we all know it.)

Shouldn't there be a default "statute of limitations" for "did stupid things as a teenager" which runs out when you are 30, at which point you get an automatic pass?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty sure I'd be fine with that. (I did plenty of stupid things as a teenager, but I was never caught. Very Happy )

Stupid things after 30 however should probably be held against you, because you're old enough to know better. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Northam was in med school when this yearbook was published, so he was pretty close to 30, I'd think. You'd think he'd have known better.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aliantha wrote:
Northam was in med school when this yearbook was published, so he was pretty close to 30, I'd think. You'd think he'd have known better.


He's 59. When the pic was taken, he had to be 23-4, cuz of yearbook pub date.
Point of reference:
In 1983, I was in the Army, and some guys and a woman did a blackface routine at a base talent show.
That shit happened back then. That shit was definitely racist, even then. It was ALWAYS racist.
BUT---35 years. What has he done SINCE then? I think that has to be relevant in some way??
I really really don't want to let him off the hook...it seems really shitty to let it go.
But rationally, is it fair/moral/just for never-ending judgment?
Not sure there's a good way to make an analogic case.
I mean, most murderers don't get 35 year sentences.
OTOH, a murderer who wasn't CAUGHT till 35 years later---gets sent to prison.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see, guy lies and says Trump is a racist that supports white nationalists, racists, and Nazis. Runs an ad that shows a truck with a Trump bumper sticker trying to run down children of color and presumably kill them. Consequently it wouldn't be an exaggeration to classify him as a race baiter.

So I think I'm good with the symmetry of this cycle of hubris and nemesis. Setting karma aside (and I admit it's difficult to roll my sensibilities back thirty five years) I still find myself shocked by the photo even when allowing for the bad judgement and wanton cruelty inherent in college hijinks. The photo is beyond the pale, a stunning monument to cultural toxicity that I never realized persisted in polite society of that era. It's like finding out that your Baptist pastor was worshipping Baphomet the whole time.
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