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  posted on 2/7/2019 at 07:38 PM
So, a former waitress is now a climate change expert? I am learning alot about politics following her. She still doesnt know where the bathrooms are yet she is front and center on a climate bill? I always assumed that one had to know something about a topic before they sit down to regulate it. This is frightening.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Landmark Green New Deal Resolution


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ocasio-cortez-green-new-deal_us_5c588e 7fe4b09293b20730d7

 

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  posted on 2/7/2019 at 08:57 PM
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So, a former waitress is now a climate change expert? I am learning alot about politics following her. She still doesnt know where the bathrooms are yet she is front and center on a climate bill? I always assumed that one had to know something about a topic before they sit down to regulate it. This is frightening.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Landmark Green New Deal Resolution


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ocasio-cortez-green-new-deal_us_5c588e 7fe4b09293b20730d7



This bothers you? Funny that you would talk about qualifications, considering almost none of Trumpís cabinet have any qualifications at all for their positions. And the few that are actually qualified Trump doesn't believe. And yet you feel the need to post about this? Wow!

 

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  posted on 2/7/2019 at 09:20 PM
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So, a former waitress is now a climate change expert?


Shouldn't surprise you, Hollywood is full of actors who are experts on Politics.

 

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  posted on 2/7/2019 at 11:42 PM
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Shouldn't surprise you, Hollywood is full of actors who are experts on Politics.


So true. A second rate reality TV show star even became president.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 01:15 AM
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So, a former waitress is now a climate change expert?


Shouldn't surprise you, Hollywood is full of actors who are experts on Politics.


So true. A second rate reality TV show star even became president.


Fair enough. And actors like Robert DeNiro can show off their language skills by dropping F bombs when talking about the President; goes to credibility.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 07:18 AM
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Shouldn't surprise you, Hollywood is full of actors who are experts on Politics.


So true. A second rate reality TV show star even became president.


And the same ones who are critical of Hollywood actors would undoubtedly be critical of Ronald Reagan.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 07:54 AM
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So, a former waitress is now a climate change expert?


A former waitres is now a Congresswoman with a staff to brief her on matters, which would make her much more informed than anyone on this board. Itís called ambition and career development.....foreign concepts to you and BIGV it seems.

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I am learning alot about politics following her.


Iíve always found this incredibly odd. I avoid Trump If I can.....havenít read his tweets in over a year, never listened to a single speech. Why follow someone you hate? Are you a sadist?

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 08:00 AM
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And the same ones who are critical of Hollywood actors would undoubtedly be critical of Ronald Reagan.


As I recall they were. Throughout his candidacy & presidency, he was mocked for being an actor. Apparently, being gov of California had no merit. Having majored in economics in college was dismissed. He had a tough final year when he was mocked for "acting" when he was actually living w/Alzheimer's.


 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 08:00 AM
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And actors like Robert DeNiro can show off their language skills by dropping F bombs when talking about the President; goes to credibility.


Iím sure DeNiro is at home right now worrying about his credibility with you. ďLanguage skillsĒ, lol. Have you read your own posts? Shakespeare you are not.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 08:05 AM
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Iíve always found this incredibly odd. I avoid Trump If I can.....havenít read his tweets in over a year, never listened to a single speech. Why follow someone you hate?


Me, too. I can't stand to even look at Trump & haven't listened to him. I never read his tweets. I know what's being said by reading transcripts & news accounts, but I can't actually stomach him. I had my fill of him swaggering around NYC in his Art of Daddy's Deal years.

Why follow someone you hate is a great question.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 08:19 AM
We could use a thread on the details of the Green New Deal, assuming we are capable still of talking to each other about things we might disagree without name calling, but this thread clearly isn't it.
 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 08:37 AM
I don't see the point of denigrating someone who has achieved more than any of us on this board at the age of 29 or anyone else for that matter.

AOC is not just a waitress. She graduated from Boston Univ w/a dual major in international relations & economics. She interned on Capitol Hill and was an officer of a non-profit going back to college. In high school, she was 2nd in Intel's international SCIENCE fair so she actually understands science. She understands the briefs on the topics she gets.

The man currently in the Oval Office was a rich playboy w/family money who got lucky when he was cast on The Apprentice that gave him the national celebrity he'd always craved. By his own admission, he made far more money on that show than he ever made in real estate.

Did no one here ever work a job that was beneath their skills & education while pursuing something larger? Especially when we were in our teens & early 20s? Are we supposed to be defined by that?

It would be nice to discuss a topic w/o trolls.






 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 08:49 AM
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So, a former waitress is now a climate change expert?

Who hasn't started out as a waitress or some other job to earn money? So it's bad she worked to earn a living as a young person? Do you only trust the opinion of those born into money and didn't have to work to support themselves?

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Shouldn't surprise you, Hollywood is full of actors who are experts on Politics.

So are music fan message boards.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 09:31 AM
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And the same ones who are critical of Hollywood actors would undoubtedly be critical of Ronald Reagan.


As I recall they were. Throughout his candidacy & presidency, he was mocked for being an actor. Apparently, being gov of California had no merit. Having majored in economics in college was dismissed. He had a tough final year when he was mocked for "acting" when he was actually living w/Alzheimer's.




There is accuracy in that, yet at the same time for years the GOP was known as the party of Reagan. I'm not sure how those two concepts reconcile.

Now it is Trump's party of enablers. Wonder what Reagan would think.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 10:42 AM
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Shouldn't surprise you, Hollywood is full of actors who are experts on Politics.


So are music fan message boards.


Fair enough. The difference being, Hollywood truly believes their thoughts and opinions matter......

Here?

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 10:56 AM
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Who hasn't started out as a waitress or some other job to earn money? So it's bad she worked to earn a living as a young person? Do you only trust the opinion of those born into money and didn't have to work to support themselves?


Working class kid aces college - not easy. More to her credit! Most of these pols left and right are upper crusties.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 12:03 PM
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Fair enough. The difference being, Hollywood truly believes their thoughts and opinions matter......


Heaven forbid!! Canít have anyone believing their opinions matter! Why would you think your thoughts and opinions donít matter? Just curious.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 12:07 PM
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Yes! And this "Genius" has stated the world is going to end in 12 years!

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 12:11 PM
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There is accuracy in that, yet at the same time for years the GOP was known as the party of Reagan. I'm not sure how those two concepts reconcile.

Now it is Trump's party of enablers. Wonder what Reagan would think.


Reagan wouldn't believe it was his party. Platform aside, when he was a candidate, there was concern that a DIVORCED man could become prez in the dawn of the evangelical zealot stranglehold on the party. It was that bunch who really cemented the anit-abortion single issue vote for the GOP.

They seem to have faded yet that single-issue lives on. As if any one of those who've been shown to be womanizers wouldn't have sent their GFs for an abortion. Trump & Edwards got caught because their GFs wanted an "anchor baby" hold on them & thus, we have Marla's $5mm Tiffany. Even Karen McDougal said her affair w/Trump was "unprotected."

IMO, Trump's enablers are wavering if they think their seat is in danger.


 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 12:17 PM
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Fair enough. The difference being, Hollywood truly believes their thoughts and opinions matter......

Here?

Both are citizens with opinions, just different professions.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 01:11 PM
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Fair enough. The difference being, Hollywood truly believes their thoughts and opinions matter......

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Both are citizens with opinions, just different professions.


True. I would ask if you believe there is a sense of entitlement attached to celebrity (Hollywood) opinions simply by virtue of the size of the podium? Realizing that not everyone sees things through the same types of glasses, I would say that my plumber's opinion (being a citizen) is just as "valid" as any Hollywood personality... But, as the dumbing down of America continues, which one is more influential?.....Me? I stopped listening to the Clowns in front of the camera, decades ago....but the % of people actually listening is disturbing....

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 03:31 PM
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True. I would ask if you believe there is a sense of entitlement attached to celebrity (Hollywood) opinions simply by virtue of the size of the podium?

I don't believe they feel entitled. Melania, Erik, and Don Jr, Jared Kushner are entitled.

If after years of waiting tables you became successful, and happen to be passionate about social issues, wouldn't you try to make a difference? Or would you still stoically keep it on low-traffic message boards? Is there an equation for how successful one becomes to how silent they must remain?

When you consider that there are many more financially successful white color folks with much more actual influence (because honestly, who do you think is actually changing their vote because of what George Clooney says?) into policy than entertainers have, it's clear you simply disagree with a handful of successful people who speak their mind (well, except the President).

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 03:41 PM
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I would say that my plumber's opinion (being a citizen) is just as "valid" as any Hollywood personality... But, as the dumbing down of America continues, which one is more influential?.....Me?


They earned that influence fair and square, by having talent and being able to generate millions of dollars a year for a studio. Instead of asking, ďMe?Ē....go out and build a fan base like they did.....generate millions for your company. We make our own beds.

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I stopped listening to the Clowns in front of the camera, decades ago....but the % of people actually listening is disturbing....


Donít be jealous of their influence just because you donít have any - go out and build your own! You call them clowns because of their political affiliation....and their profession.....does your bigotry ever end? Good lord.



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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 04:08 PM
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So, a former waitress is now a climate change expert? I am learning alot about politics following her. She still doesnt know where the bathrooms are yet she is front and center on a climate bill? I always assumed that one had to know something about a topic before they sit down to regulate it. This is frightening.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Unveils Landmark Green New Deal Resolution


https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ocasio-cortez-green-new-deal_us_5c588e 7fe4b09293b20730d7

Maybe she did her homework, became informed, and understands the real consequences right now. Unlike the sad trump-tard who will deny hard facts, because il dipsh!t says it's a hoax.

 

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  posted on 2/8/2019 at 04:47 PM
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Maybe she did her homework, became informed, and understands the real consequences right now.


This woman only opens her mouth to change feet; have you listened to her speak?...OMG A ten year old in an adults body. I find it very unlikely she commands the respect of any of her colleagues who have actually given her the time of day.

So in reference to the statement above, I doubt this is the case.

 

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