Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Very Own Thread

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Post by corplinx » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:33 pm

Right wing haters shared a video from "Alex from the Bronx's" blunder years where she dances like an idiot. Okay. We get it. Right wingers hate on everything. Barry Soetero couldn't even brofist his wife or bow at the hips to a foreign dictator without them whining.

So what does MSN-Pravda do? They report on it and how much it doesn't affect her supporters. Sigh...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics ... g-attempt/

So, the video is a bunch of white kids and kids who dance like white kids looking goofy basically. We all have our blunder years. Except me. I was like the Fonz my whole youth.

Here is fun part:
https://i.imgur.com/5B9gqdl.png

"Alex from the Bronx" is such a complete fabrication. It's SANDY. HOLY SHIT. I BET SHE WAS BORN IN KENYA AND EDUCATED IN A MADRASSA.

Someone find Jerome Corsi in whatever torture dungeon Mueller has him locked up in this week and tell him there's a new conspiracy to latch onto.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:32 pm

The thing with her silly video is symptomatic of a larger problem though. We (and I mean all of us, across the political spectrum) have this stupid habit of making huge scandals out of non-issues when they come from someone we don't like. Ocasio-Cortez dancing like an idiot, Trump enjoying his steak well done, Obama wearing a tan suit, Bush The Younger not being able to say "Nuclear" correctly, etc. It's not an ENTIRELY new thing, Gerald Ford stumbled a couple of times and came to be portrayed as this figure who could scarcely walk unassisted, but the internet has certainly exacerbated it. It's a shame too because all of these people had and have actual substantial things to be criticized about, but instead, we focus on the petty bullshit. Probably because it's easier.

Oh and as for the Jerome Corsi style "She's not who she says she is" conspiracy theories about her. The internet has you covered there too. Came across this yesterday. So they actually ARE claiming she is a Muslim...

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:45 pm

That she is (generically) a Muslim?

Or that she's Huma Abedin in not very good disguise? :lmao:
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:46 pm

Well, it is specifically claiming that she is Huma Abedin's sister. Not Huma herself.

But otherwise, a bit of column A, a bit of column B.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:50 pm

Back in the 1980s I saw a really cheesy Kung Fu movie made by an Israeli production company.

Part of the action took place in the southwestern United States (Negev desert) with Arabs playing Mexicans. It wasn't very convincing, but the dubbed in English with the ethnic joke quality Mexican accent was hilarious.

Not really apropos, but I just happened to think of it. :BigGrin3:
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:53 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:46 pm
Well, it is specifically claiming that she is Huma Abedin's sister. Not Huma herself.

But otherwise, a bit of column A, a bit of column B.
It makes sense.

Puerto Ricans and people from that part Kalamazoo are both rather dark ...
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Post by xouper » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:02 pm

xouper wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:51 am
I am still not persuaded that Sandy is smart . . .

I've been waiting for you to quibble about the definition of "smart" and "stupid", since it seems we've been using those two terms rather loosely and ambiguously. For example, intelligence is not synonymous with knowledge.

No matter, it's just a conversation where everyone gets to run their mouth. I'm sure neither Sandy nor Einstein give a shit what I think. :)
I have since been persuaded to change my assessment significantly.

Evidences:
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a prestigious science-fair prize

I consider that to be sufficient evidence that Sandy is not stupid.

Something else in that article seems worthy of comment:
“Alumni of the International Science and Engineering Fair… have gone on to create major companies, win the Nobel Prize, and now Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest member of Congress,” said Maya Ajmera[2], president and CEO of the Society for Science & the Public, and publisher of Science News.

“We expect[1] that the lessons she learned during ISEF—the importance of evidence-based science, clear communication and team work—will translate well in her work on Capitol Hill.”
1. Considering the dearth of evidenced-based assertions and rhetoric from Sandy (the politician), I don't hold out much hope for that expectation. I will stipulate that she understands the concept but that she doesn't seem to use it anymore now that she's a politician.

2. I would expect someone of Ajmera's position to know better than to use the kind of rhetorical fallacy that gives us the flawed argument "they laughed at Einstein". Or more formally, it might be called an ecological fallacy. If a more detailed explanation would be helpful, I will be happy to oblige, otherwise I assume everyone here already knows what I'm talking about.

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Post by Giz » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:12 pm

Did she make a clock case?

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Post by corplinx » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:14 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:32 pm
The thing with her silly video is symptomatic of a larger problem though. We (and I mean all of us, across the political spectrum) have this stupid habit of making huge scandals out of non-issues when they come from someone we don't like. Ocasio-Cortez dancing like an idiot, Trump enjoying his steak well done, Obama wearing a tan suit, Bush The Younger not being able to say "Nuclear" correctly, etc.
None of the right wing echo chambers I monitor even covered the dancing video. I wouldn't know about it if it wasn't for the Streisand effect.

LOOK WHAT RIGHT WINGERS ARE UPSET OVER NOW!!!!

Yeeesh. It must be a slow news day. It's not like we added 300k jobs in December or a new congressman made traitorous remarks today. Let's cover a video nobody knew about in a way that lionizes our new favorite pet!

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:18 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Back in the 1980s I saw a really cheesy Kung Fu movie made by an Israeli production company.

Part of the action took place in the southwestern United States (Negev desert) with Arabs playing Mexicans. It wasn't very convincing, but the dubbed in English with the ethnic joke quality Mexican accent was hilarious.

Not really apropos, but I just happened to think of it. :BigGrin3:
Happens a lot. Chani and I were watching something the other night and noticed this one actor named Oded Fehr was in it. He's kind of a "that guy" and we noted that we had seen him as everything from a Mexican gangster to an Arab Terrorist to (as in this case) a weapons dealer of dubious nationality.

Or for that matter, Eli Wallach played everything from a Mexican Bandit to an Italian Mobster.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:26 pm

corplinx wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:14 pm
Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:32 pm
The thing with her silly video is symptomatic of a larger problem though. We (and I mean all of us, across the political spectrum) have this stupid habit of making huge scandals out of non-issues when they come from someone we don't like. Ocasio-Cortez dancing like an idiot, Trump enjoying his steak well done, Obama wearing a tan suit, Bush The Younger not being able to say "Nuclear" correctly, etc.
None of the right wing echo chambers I monitor even covered the dancing video. I wouldn't know about it if it wasn't for the Streisand effect.

LOOK WHAT RIGHT WINGERS ARE UPSET OVER NOW!!!!

Yeeesh. It must be a slow news day. It's not like we added 300k jobs in December or a new congressman made traitorous remarks today. Let's cover a video nobody knew about in a way that lionizes our new favorite pet!
First time I saw or heard of the video was a thread HERE. I think Wildcat posted it. Not sure if it was this thread or a different one. But it was a week ago (maybe more) and since I doubt Wildcat (or whoever posted it) was the person who dug this up, I presume it was covered SOMEWHERE.

But that is another stupid habit we (collectively) have picked up over the years. Five or six people bitch about something and it's treated as a major thing. Look at how we (and I know you and I have both done it) snark about conservatives getting mad because Starbuck's cups aren't Jesusy enough, despite the fact that it largely came from ONE attention seeking dumfuk complaining about it on YouTube.
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Post by corplinx » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:30 pm

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You wore white for liberation for a photo op with a woman wearing the sign of muslim female subjugation.

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Post by Nyarlathotep » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:36 pm

As the person usually put in charge of plunging the toilets in my household, I can tell you that women's movements are brown just like men's, not white.
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Post by corplinx » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:40 pm

Nyarlathotep wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:36 pm
As the person usually put in charge of plunging the toilets in my household, I can tell you that women's movements are brown just like men's, not white.
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Post by Giz » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:46 pm

That should go in the shitpost thread!

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Post by Doctor X » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:51 pm

Sadly, the only reason anyone pays attention to her beyond the "look-and-point" is because she is cute.

The only reason anyone watched the video was to see a college girl dance.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:32 am

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Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:51 pm
Sadly, the only reason anyone pays attention to her beyond the "look-and-point" is because she is cute.

The only reason anyone watched the video was to see a college girl dance.

--J.D.
I've had similar thoughts. There are scores of new "freshmen" congress critters, but for some reason only this one gets this amount of attention, whether from haters or supporters or just the curious.
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:38 am

Funny thing is, I don’t find her particularly attractive. Not UNattractive, just average. Which is weird because insofar as I have a “type” she ticks most of the boxes.

I think it’s because she’s a politician
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Post by Doctor X » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:27 am

She has the Crazy in her eyes. It is attractive but then you have to deal with it afterwards.

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