Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Her "Owe" Face

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Some might accuse us of making a cheap joke by mocking Alibaba Ocrazio-Corkboardz yet again, but there's actually nothing cheap about it.  Because the American Action Forum just tallied up the expenses associated with the freshman Congresswoman's "Green New Deal" and come up with a final cost of $93 trillion.

Of which, the amount you'll personally owe will be between $361,010 and $653,010 over a 10 year period. Which might sound like a lot of money, but in fairness is less than a tenth of what you'll receive from Netflix in return for the rights to your inspiring life story. Well, if you're a wild-eyed young socialist who can't do math.

If, on the other hand, you're a typical American who actually works for money, those sums may be somewhat more difficult to come up with since, during that same 10 year period, your home and workplace will both be demolished- eventually to be replaced with more energy-efficient structures built by illegal workers with union-mandated siesta times.

But at least the fossil fuel-free future will be bright for our children and grandchildren. Or would be, if we were allowed to have any. Because AOC (as she is called) has also suggested that humans stop procreating owing to the adverse effect those damn babies will have on climate change.

Meaning, to paraphrase "The Princess Bride," every aspect of her Green New Deal is literally "inconceivable."


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We sincerely applaud entertainer Bill Porter for wearing a stunning tuxedo-gown to this year's Oscar Awards ceremony. Not because it's a great look for every guy (though Porter actually pulls it off pretty well), but because we think this single photo is the perfect negation of the falsified image of a dangerously racist and homophobic America which was recently propagated by Jussie Smollet and legions of Fake News people, celebrities, and social justice warriors.

The reality is that our nation is more accepting than any other on Earth. And when a gay black man can wear a gown to a prestigious public event while accompanied by his husband without fear of reprisal, it's because, in the words of Rhett Butler, "frankly, the American people don't give a damn."

That's actually worth celebrating, and not the worst possible finish for an otherwise regrettable Black History Month.


Anonymous said...

I long for the day of when men dressed like Cary Grant, acted like John Wayne, had the integrity of Jimmy Stewart, and had the love of country of Bob Hope. As for this clown, I'll take a knee and beg God to save us from this insanity.

And no I don't accept cancer, coexist with AIDS, negotiate with STDs, or tolerate leprosy. This clown is a sodomite who is insane. I will not accept this insanity nor tolerate it. I will not patronize it, but will rather point at it and tell me children this is what God created to warn you of sin and hell.

M. Mitchell Marmel said...

Don't hold back, Anon. Tell us what you REALLY think. ;-)

-Just some guy who's unafraid of using his real name

james daily said...

By googling Marty Fieldman, I think AOC has Graves ophthalmopathy. Pelosi got hers thru cheap surgery. James Woods called her an Arrogant Idiot but he is more charitable than I. On the other hand, I believe her 15 minutes of fame has about run its course. It is hard to believe that she make Maxine Waters and Shelia Jackson-Lee look like Rhodes Scholars.

REM1875 said...

$361,010 and $653,010 over a 10 year ???

Still might be cheaper than your price for obongocare in the end ..........

Roger Myers said...

Sorry Stilton, I need to edit a sentence:

Well, if you're a wild-eyed young socialist who can't do math.

Well, if you're a wild-eyed young socialist, "with an economics degree" who can't do math.

Anonymous said...

A kilt - maybe. But a full length dress?

How'm I suppose to cross the cattle pasture to the barn to throw a bale of hay in that ? Frickin' cows would hurt themselves rolling around laughing to death . . .

Pete (Detroit) said...

Well, it WAS a formal event, I doubt that's what he wears to dust around the house, either. Remove the hoops, adjust the hem appropriately, and it would look a lot like a priest's cassock... but I expect THAT would trigger the hell out of people...

Fred Ciampi said...

I read somewhere a while back that Mars may well have once had life. Well, I now know why it doesn't. About 3,933,644,257 years ago (approximately) AOC lived there and convinced all the good folks to quit having young 'uns. So everybody just started having sex with their own gender (sound familiar?) and next thing, no more people. So, we can just have a look at Mars and see ourselves in 3,933,644,257 years.

Snark said...

Apparently Ms Occasional-Cortex not only enjoys her lobotomy but has to demonstrate it as well. Liberals with backgrounds like her and Paul Krugman put the "dismal" in the Dismal Science. The "science" part is totally discarded. These people are dangerous. She has been a congress critter for less than 60 days, after having qualified for such a position by being a bartender. Not only does this prove that any idiot can be elected to Congress, too many idiots actually are. If AOC, Pelosi, Jackson-Lee, Waters, Schiff, Schumer and a couple dozen more similar examples of the dummycrat brain rust were replaced with sea cucumbers, the average IQ of the congressional dummycrat caucus might rise to room temperature. She has graduated from folding paper airplanes to piloting airliners in less than 2 months. Unfortunately she's taking us for the ride.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Anonymous- I agree with your positive evaluation of male celebs from the past. These were all men of substance with qualities that transcended their work onscreen.

As far as your views on homosexuality, we'll have to agree to disagree. As I've stated on many an occasion, I'm against sexual behavior that harms others physically or emotionally, and promiscuity whether the person is straight or gay. But likewise, I'm friends with various same-sex married couples, and their love for each other isn't hurting me or anyone else. And there are many threats to "traditional marriage," but this isn't one of them.

It's not my job to change your mind, especially if your beliefs are heavily tied to your faith. But I wouldn't be honest, or a good host of this blog, if I didn't let you know when I disagree.

@M. Mitchell Marmel- In fairness, some people have a hard time figuring out how to enter their real name on a post. Whether or not that's the case here remains to be seen.

@James Daily- AOC reminds me of one of those old rubber toys of a martian; you squeeze it and the eyes and mouth pop out. She definitely has a condition of some sort - the question is whether it's physical or mental. And I HOPE her 15 minutes is about up, but we live in a very strange world now, where celebrity is perhaps more important than brains or experience.

@REM1875- Quite true; Obamacare was costing me a metric assload. And a point/joke I wish I'd made in the commentary is that AOC recently told the rest of us to shut the hell up about her Green New Deal because we're "in the cheap seats." From my perspective, there's nothing cheap about a seat that will cost me $600,000.

@Roger Myers- Good catch. I'd like to know more about this "economics degree" of hers, since it obviously hasn't put a dent in her ignorance. And if her degree is an example of what we can expect from "everyone gets free college," future generations will be even more useless than the current ones.

@Anonymous- Cows can be cruel fashion critics. Then again, if you're wearing a MooMoo... (grin)

@Pete (Detroit)- You make an interesting point with the comparison to a priest's cassock. Although now we're BOTH going to Hell.

@Fred Ciampi- And don't even start me on why life died out on Uranus.

@Snark- Beautifully said, and I agree with every word.

Blick said...

Porter is what the world gets when Fantasy Politics, Fantasy Science, Fantasy Football and Fake News are the illusions of the day. Life and living is so Easy that a person can choose to ignore Science, Economics, Biology, and Truth to be whatever their imagination desires in their search to find their Lost Selves. When everything is Relative, When there is no God, and Where there is no Purpose to Life -- Porter is what you get.

Dan said...

I heard this morning that Mr. Gingrich is going to start a podcast. It's supposed to be, I heard, more oriented toward history rather than current politics.

I guess it'll be a Green Newt Deal.

(I'll see myself out.)

Geoff King said...

When Absent Observable Cortex becomes president Comacho's running mate will she promise free Brawndo for everyone?

Alej said...

Just another chancre on the fundament of a very sick country.

Tolerance is for those having no convictions.

TrickyRicky said...

Regarding the Bolshevik Barbie proclamation regarding having children, the depopulation of the planet is part and parcel of the radical left environmentalist agenda. As far as I can tell, few are calling for the end of the human race, but many feel that the optimal world population might be about 1 billion. You see, while there are just the proper number of globalist elites, there are way, way too many common folks. More than enough to be proper serfs, the surplus simply waste raw materials.

That leaves a lot of killing to be done. I honestly believe that Bolshevik Barbie and her fellow travelers would have absolutely no qualms about topping the body counts of Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot and all the rest by a couple orders of magnitude.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Bruce Bleu- On this particular issue, it seems that you and I are on different pages.

@Jan Blickenstaff- Okay, now that is an opinion with some substance. If you want to argue that we're seeing a lot of odd behavior because people have lost sight of the basics (and reality), then I'm inclined to agree with you.

@Dan- Well played, sir!

@Keith West- Well, as long as it's just her mouth there won't be any progeny anyway...

@Geoff King- Well, it DOES have what plants crave.

@Alej- Yep, that's why I've been doing a political blog for 10 years without pay...because I have no convictions. I can agree that this is a very sick country, but I'm not sure that intolerance is the virtue you think it is.

@TrickyRicky- I agree. The Leftists would see it as a "cleansing," and folks like you and me would be the first ones in the pit. Once you've made your peace with killing newborns, all the other murders get easier.

Jess said...

I still think they should have Congress critters draw straws each year for the annual tar and feather festival. It would be grand, with food booths, rides, and front row tickets to the ceremony.

Queso Grande said...

Most gracious host,
Boston University; 2015/6 tuition of $48,000+, awarded Miss Ocrazio Coocoburra an International Relations/Economics degree WITH HONORS, in 2011.

Plato weeps. Our future is bleak.

M. Mitchell Marmel said...

@TrickyRicky: The phrase "Do unto others BEFORE they do unto you!" leaps to mind.

We're overdue for a Popeye moment.

Anonymous said...

I think the dress makes his butt look big!!

rickn8or said...

The Dems are letting AOC gallop off in all directions and float the trial balloons; after all, she's in a safe district and need not fear being primaried like her predecessor.

But I can't help but feel that eventually she's going to tread on the wrong dinosaur's toes and get her wings clipped.

Anonymous said...

I heard this the other day...

Blonds are now telling AOC jokes.

Old Cannonballs said...

"The reality is that our nation is more accepting than any other on Earth. ... in the words of Rhett Butler, 'frankly, the American people don't give a damn.' ... That's actually worth celebrating..."

There are, in actual fact, other countries that are equally "accepting" of evil passing for good, of mind-numbing stupidity, and of just about every manner of depravity, among other ills. Being accepting in and of itself is not necessarily a good thing -- it depends entirely on what is being accepted.

John the Econ said...

As we've known for some time now, AOC really doesn't concern herself with numbers, much less the details of her schemes, which seem more like the product of a brainstorming session in a 6th-grade social studies class than serious policy proposals.

That being said, let me postulate the following: AOC doesn't concern herself with money because in AOC's Marxist mind, her proposals don't require money in the first place. What she is really suggesting is a true communist state that operates totally free of money. Money will not exist in her version of America, because people will work according to their abilities and the state will determine and supply people based upon their needs.

Committees will be established to decide what jobs you are personally suited for and you will so them. Other committees will be established to determine what you need to survive, and will instruct other committees to dispense those goods and services to you. As Bernie likes to remind us, you will no longer be burdened with having to make the choice between 23 different brands of deodorant. The committees will be making those choices for you.

How liberating!

And if you think that this doesn't sound a bit like the happy-fluffy "democratic socialism" that they've been marketing, you are right!

Black History Month: I think 2019 will go down in history as the year that America's Progressives did Black History Month wrong.

As for today's cartoon, it reminds me of one of my favorite memes.

Progressivism ruins everything, especially the causes they claim to hold most dear.

FlyBoy said...

If donkey-girl believes that to save the planet we need to stop procreating, why is she then all for abolishing ICE and borders, to let even more people into the country?

Sortahwitte said...

As far as she guevara having some sort of a degree, it just enforces my own experience in the work force. I have tried college and found I was bored to tears. I had played games and f*ckaround in the Marines and couldn't see staying to graduate. And that's what it was. 95% of the classes were just to see if you could show up awake most days. Since that time I was underwhelmed with about half of the college grads I worked with. Cowboy boot, warm piss, etc.

rickn8or said...

John the Econ, regardless of your past contributions, committees will also decide when/if you've outlived your usefulness and adjust what you need to survive downwards.

NVRick said...

I'm sure most of us have heard the phrase "He/she can't be That stupid".
Is it possible that the Young Republicans decided that the Socialist/Progressives are being taken a bit too seriously and came up with AOC? She could be a YR subversive dispatched to see just how far the clueless could be led into insanity, show the marginally sane of the left what the result of the Green New Deal could be and thus crush the Soc/Progs forever.
Either that, or AOC is dumber than a broken hammer.

NVRick said...

Why is Black History Month the shortest month of the year?
Shouldn't Al Sharpless do something about that?

sergio said...

AOC should be ignored. If we keep talking about her, it'll simply make her more important to the left.
Hafta give her slight credit for recycling the history of the days surrounding the original Earth Day in 1970 WE'RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!! in 12 years (says the most-reliable source of science news, the UN) however she's ignored all the progress made since then (like all leftists. Hell-bent on destroying America and all the goodness for which we're responsible

John the Econ said...

@rickn8or, under the purely communist paradigm I suspect some are pressing for, once we pass beyond an "economically useful" age, we'll be lucky to get the pain meds they promise now.

@NVRick, just as I've long suspected that Michael Avenatti is in fact an operative on Trump's payroll, I honestly can't reject the same notion for AOC. And if so, it's been money very well spent. As insane and/or clueless as she's seems to be, she's already got most of the presumptive Democratic Presidential candidates for 2020 parroting her crazy!

In any previous age, I'd say you couldn't buy this level of crazy. But perhaps now you can!

In a similar vein, who of any previous age could have imagined the crazy that has taken place in "Black History Month"?

A) Real hate crimes are so rare that Progressives actually have to hire thugs to commit them.

B) The party that thinks it owns civil rights is run by people who used to think running about in "black face" was hip.

C) Since actual "lynchings" are so rare to nonexistent, Democrats have to redefine them down to being accused of rape in the #MeToo era.

D) And at America's premier cultural event, black men now show up in dresses.

Considering the above, I doubt that Federick Douglass or MLK would be upset that Black History Month is the shortest month of the year. In fact, they'd be arguing that it's too damn long.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Jess- That sounds like a crowd pleaser, alright!

@Queso Grande- I'll bet she got the International Relations degree because she has cousins living outside our borders.

@M. Mitchell Marmel- I've got to admit, I'm pretty close to that "I can't stands no more" moment...

@Anonymous- You say that like it's a bad thing. (grin)

@rickn8or- I think you're right on both counts.

@Unknown- AOC went to the doctor and touched her leg and said "it hurts here," then touched her shoulder and said "it hurts here," and then touched her nose and said "it hurts here." The doctor says "Your finger's broken."

@Old Cannonballs- I completely agree, and in no way endorse just accepting every ridiculous and/or abhorrent behavior exhibited by others. But in this particular case, my feathers aren't particularly ruffled.

@John the Econ- Good point. "Money" will not be the coin of the realm (literally) under socialism - only power.

@FlyBoy- Interesting point, considering many of those invaders are probably creating smaller carbon footprints in their native countries and that, once here, they and their offspring will be utilizing fossil fuels like everyone else.

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

@Sortahwitte- My four years in college added exactly nothing to my subsequent career. Not that I didn't have some good and interesting experiences, but a lot of it was just useless. I did, however, pay for every damn dime of my college debt.

@rickn8or- Absolutely and chillingly right. The less you'll be able to produce for the state, the less incentivized they'll be to take care of even your basic needs. And I absolutely believe that euthanasia will be on the table and actively encouraged.

@NVRick- I believe AOC is absolutely as dumb as she seems to be...and that the young electorate is even dumber still. Not really an optimum combination.

And I, too, am surprised that Black History Month is the shortest one. Isn't it time February got some reparations from March?

@sergio- I've got to take a mea culpa here, as I continue to showcase AOC entirely too often. But damn it, she's just so easy to mock that it's hard to resist sometimes. I'll try to be better about it.

@John the Econ- Was NO ONE really paying attention when Obama promised "painkillers instead of pacemakers?" Could no one do the simple math that said "we'll make you die sooner because it will save us money, rather than give you life-extending procedures."

Regarding Black History Month, yeah, this one was a real pip. And not in the good Gladys Knight sense.

JustaJeepGuy said...

I never made it a point to watch any of the "awards" shows, but after George C. Scott expressly derided the Oscars as a popularity contest I made it a point to miss them all. I thought it weird that all those people in Hollywood referred to not accepting an Oscar as pulling a Brando, when Brando pulled a Scott. The self-congratulating dip$#!ts can all go pound sand.

Although, that time when the guy streaked across the stage behind David Niven must have been funny to see. Niven quipped that the guy must have liked "showing off his shortcomings..."

Fish Out of Water said...

Am currently reading a book written by a former citizen of the USSR, titled: Hotel USSR.

The book fills me with dread and wonder as what is described is exactly what AOC, the other "progressive" candidates and their media lackeys are praising and calling for.

There are many quotes/observations form this book I'd like to throw back at AOC, but there are some many....

If you haven't yet read/heard of this book, I'd strongly recommend getting a copy and read it.

capt fast said...

March should be National Native American Indian month in order to "raise awareness" of the theft of the continent by europeans. not even those prolific chinese from ancient times could to that.

John the Econ said...

Was NO ONE really paying attention when Obama promised "painkillers instead of pacemakers?"

This is one of the biggest reasons that we are socking as much money away as possible in our various "health savings" vehicles; for the very real possibility that our future "heath delivery system" will end up being a "health denial system".

Oh, and here's one more hit for the Democrats on Black History Month:

Virginia first lady accused of giving African-American students cotton during governor's mansion tour

"A Virginia state employee is accusing Virginia first lady Pam Northam of giving her eighth-grade daughter and another African-American student raw cotton and telling them to imagine being slaves during a tour of the governor's mansion."

Also filed under "The ever hardening bigotry of low expectations". Can you imagine the ****storm that would now be taking place had this been a GOP governor's wife that had done this?

@Fish Out of Water, what we are experiencing today through AOC and an unfortunate number of her cohort is the consequence of history no longer being taught in school. (Other than the "dead-white men bad" kind of history they do get) It's this astounding lack of history combined with the moral certainty born of the SJW history they do get that allows these arrogantly ignorant people to honestly think their own lives as the most pampered generation every to live on the planet are simply so awful.

I was blessed during my college years during the waning days of the cold war to meet and befriend many exchange students who had lived life behind the iron curtain. They felt so blessed to be here, even living the lives of starving students that most people in their homelands could only dream of. They'd shake their heads in disbelief when Progressive professors would spout Marxist nonsense and deny the abject failures of socialism. They loved our country, and many were lucky enough to be able to stay. I learned to love my country even more through these people.

You could throw all of this back at AOC, Bernie, or all the others. But it would be pointless. Marxism is a religion to them.

Fish Out of Water said...

@John the Econ: The other side the coin is the firebrand radicals of the '60s, who either could not/would not go forth into the real world and get a real job, chose instead to migrstevinto academia, and while many chortled about those who cannot do, teach, we are reaping that 'harvest' now.

I've probably said this before, but if I had anything to do with it, all students before they get their diploma or degree would be required to read and discuss the late Barbara Tuchman's book, The Distant Mirror.

Finished reading Hotel USSR last night and given where we could be headed, am honestly unnerved. The problem such people such as AOC and others have as you touched on, is their moral and ideological belief they and they alone hold the truth. And that through them, we can all realize paradise on earth. Humans being the messy beings they are, paradise on earth will not happen. And history is littered with human woe and calamity by those who insist they know what's best.

The barbarians are at the gates and most do not seem to mind.

Old Cannonballs said...

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever." -- Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous said...

"...$361,010 and $653,010 over a 10 year period."

I guess I'll just defer it 'til socialist Venezuela and Zimbabwe level hyper-inflation hits, which should be well under 10 years, and I can knock that out before lunch.

John the Econ said...

I guess I may be the outlier here: My (much more than) four years of college (I was already working near-full-time at the time, and also having a lot of fun) did serve me well in life. Although I've never been granted or denied a job based upon a diploma, I did obtain skills and knowledge that I probably would not have been able to obtain otherwise. (I'm not sure that would entirely be the case today, btw) I can safely say that I would not have had the opportunities and experiences I've had over the last 30+ years had I not gone to college. I also made many life-long friends that I see when the opportunities present themselves. The experience served me very well.

That said, if I were to meet myself as 18-year-old today, I'm not sure I'd tell myself that college was necessarily the way to go. For one thing, 30+ years ago a state school was still affordable and I was able to do it without going into debt. (Debt is one of the biggest enemies of freedom) Today, knowledge that used to be only accessible by attending a university is widely available via technology, whereas so much of what one is now forced to endure at most universities is brainwashing at great expense. (At least in Orwell's world, the state paid for it)

DAD said...

Anonymous made a valid post with the exceptions Cary Grant is British as is Bob Hope. Money was their draw to stay in the USA.

Anonymous said...

@DAD - interesting, did NOT know that, in either case..