Triggered: Ocasio-Cortez Explodes Over Claims She’s “Dumb”

Democratic socialist reacts to people saying she ‘didn’t understand’ Amazon deal

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exploded on Twitter after being triggered by claims she is “dumb” and “didn’t understand” the New York-Amazon deal she was widely blamed for sabotaging.

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Ocasio-Cortez said in a interview that New York could now spend Amazon’s tax savings now the deal has fell through

Democratic Rep. Ocasio-Cortez issued a series of tweets defending her part in killing the Amazon HQ2 deal, which ultimately cost New Yorkers over 25,000 new jobs. Aside from missing out on new jobs in her district, the deal would have plowed nearly $30 billion in tax revenues to the state. During negotiations with the retail giant, New York officials offered tax reductions to the Jeff Bezos-owned Amazon to secure the deal. AOC emphatically asserted that she does “understand” how tax incentives work after claiming in an interview that New York was now, somehow, free to spend Amazon’s tax discount on other things.

According to the Daily Wire, the defensive thread was prompted by criticism from Crain’s New York Business editor Erik Engquist, who said that while he usually defends the democratic socialist congresswoman as intelligent, her troubling comments about the state “invest[ing] those $3 billion” instead of supposedly giving it to Amazon has left him speechless.

“If we were willing to give away $3 billion for this deal, we could invest those $3 billion in our district ourselves, if we wanted to,” the freshman congresswoman said last week. “We could hire out more teachers. We can fix our subways. We can put a lot of people to work for that money if we wanted to.”

“I’ve been telling @AOC critics that she is smart, but what do I say when she says nonsense like ‘we could invest those $3 billion in [@amazon tax breaks] in our district. We could hire more teachers. We can fix our subways, we can put a lot of people to work for that money,'” tweeted Engquist. Ocasio-Cortez responded forcefully and at length:

“Not sure how many pundits talking about Amazon even read the deal or where it was going. $500+ million of the deal was *capital grants.* $2.5 billion in tax breaks. It’s fair to ask why we don’t invest the capital for public use, + why we don’t give working people a tax break,”

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is one of many who blames Ocasio-Cortez for the Amazon deal falling through

Among those criticizing the Democratic opposition to the deal is Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who slammed “a small group of politicians” who “put their own narrow political interests above their community — which poll after poll showed overwhelmingly supported bringing Amazon to Long Island City — the state’s economic future and the best interests of the people of this state.” “The New York State Senate has done tremendous damage,” Cuomo said Thursday. “They should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity.” Full statement below:

Amazon chose to come to New York because we are the capital of the world and the best place to do business. We competed in and won the most hotly contested national economic development competition in the United States, resulting in at least 25,000-40,000 good paying jobs for our state and nearly $30 billion dollars in new revenue to fund transit improvements, new housing, schools and countless other quality of life improvements. Bringing Amazon to New York diversified our economy away from real estate and Wall Street, further cementing our status as an emerging center for tech and was an extraordinary economic win not just for Queens and New York City, but for the entire region, from Long Island to Albany’s nanotech center. However, a small group of politicians put their own narrow political interests above their community — which poll after poll showed overwhelmingly supported bringing Amazon to Long Island City — the state’s economic future and the best interests of the people of this state. The New York State Senate has done tremendous damage. They should be held accountable for this lost economic opportunity. The fundamentals of New York’s business climate and community that attracted Amazon to be here – our talent pool, world-class education system, commitment to diversity and progressivism – remain and we won’t be deterred as we continue to attract world class business to communities across New York State.

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Terminal Cancer

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Out in the rugged dusty wild of Nevada lies an infamously aesthetic couloir named Terminal Cancer. While skied very very often, the crew takes on the attempt to fulfill a quest for “First Descents”. The sarcasm runs deeper than the boot pack and the humor longer than the chute itself.

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Global Warming Goodness Slays Drought In South West

A Strong Start to Sierra Snowpack

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In Spanish, Sierra Nevada means “snowy mountain range.” During the past few months, the range has certainly lived up to its name. After a dry spell in December, a succession of storms in January and February 2019 blanketed the range.

In many areas, snow reports have been coming in feet not inches. Back-to-back storms in February dropped eleven feet (3 meters) of snow on Mammoth Mountain—enough to make it the snowiest ski resort in the United States. More than 37 feet (11 meters) have fallen at the resort since the beginning of winter, and meteorologists are forecasting that yet another storm will bring snow this week.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) acquired these natural-color images of the Sierra Nevada on February 11, 2019, and February 15, 2018. In addition to the much more extensive snow cover in 2019, notice the greener landscape on the western slopes of the range.

Statistics complied by the California Department of Water Resources indicate that the mountain range had a snow water equivalent that was 146 percent of normal as of February 19, 2019. It was just 44 percent of normal on Thanksgiving 2018. Last season, on February 15, 2018, snow cover was at a mere 21 percent of normal.

Some of the snow has come courtesy of atmospheric rivers, a type of storm system known for transporting narrow, low-level plumes of moisture across long ocean distances and dumping tremendous amounts of precipitation on land.

The condition of Sierra Nevada snowpack has consequences that go well beyond ski season. Spring and summer melt from the Sierra Nevada plays a crucial role in recharging California’s reservoirs. Though conditions could change, California drought watchers are cautiously optimistic that the boost to the snowpack will insulate the state from drought this summer.

The reservoirs are already in pretty good shape. Cal Water data show that most of the reservoirs are already more than half-full, and several have water levels that are above the historical average for the middle of February.

NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from NASA EOSDIS/LANCE and GIBS/Worldview. Story by Adam Voiland.

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Proof Of Life?

TMZ Reports Ginsberg Alive

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TMZ posted video of Ginsburg walking through an airport to prove she is alive so she can “work from home” on the Supreme Court this week. An AIM super sleuth pointed out that Ruth was seen in the same outfit at Reagan LAST YEAR.

PROBLEM: THE VIDEO IS FROM APRIL, 2018 AND HAS BEEN RE-DUBBED WITH NEW AUDIO

You decide. TMZ is passing this video off as a Sasquatch Ginsberg sighting. Is it current? Is it Ruth? Is it staged? Wow – she was supposedly at work on Friday (claims NBC) and yesterday, Monday, she was seen walking in the airport? There should be no problem in a full-on presser with her!

Seems like a good time to share our Ruthie meme collection, too.

TMZ Reports Ginsberg Alive

The Democrat-Reporter Calls For Return Of KKK

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The editor of a small weekly Alabama newspaper is facing an avalanche of criticism after penning an editorial calling on the KKK to return and stop Alabama lawmakers whom he said were plotting to raise taxes in the state.

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Editor Goodloe Sutton

The editorial was written and published by Goodloe Sutton, the editor of the small Democrat-Reporter newspaper in Linden, Ala. In the editorial, Sutton declared that it’s time “for the KKK to night ride again” as “Democrats in the Republican Party and Democrats are plotting to raise taxes in Alabama.”

Sutton wrote that Democrats “do not understand how to eliminate expenses when money is needed in other areas,” adding that “this socialist-communist ideology sounds good to the ignorant, the uneducated, and the simple-minded people.”

Instead of stopping at the Alabama statehouse, Sutton said the KKK should “raid the gated communities” up in Washington DC.

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When approached for comment about the editorial by a reporter for the Montgomery Advertiser, Sutton doubled-down on his controversial commentary while comparing the KKK to the NAACP. He added that he wasn’t calling for the lynchings of “Americans” – but of “socialist-communists”.

He said the country would ultimately be better off if the KKK could “get the hemp ropes out” and hang all of the elites in Washington.

“…It’s not calling for the lynchings of Americans. These are socialist-communists we’re talking about. Do you know what socialism and communism is?” Sutton said.

When asked if he recognized the KKK as a racist and violent organization, Sutton disagreed, comparing the Klan to the NAACP.

“A violent organization? Well, they didn’t kill but a few people,” Sutton said. “The Klan wasn’t violent until they needed to be.”

As the backlash to the editorial grows and Alabama lawmakers demand that Sutton resign from his position (which would likely be tantamount to closing the tiny 3,000-circulation weekly newspaper), the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Mass Communication and Journalism has removed Sutton from its Hall of Fame.

Sutton’s family has owned the paper since 1917. He has worked there since 1964, and previously published an award-winning investigation back in the 1990s that led to the federal indictment of an Alabama sheriff. He published that series with his late wife, Jean, who died in 2003.

Source: ZeroHedge

Socialist Race War False Flag Fail: The Jussie Smollett Story

This was a hate crime against white people. This guy needs to be criminally charged and prosecuted for filing a false police report, with a hate crime motivation. He also needs to be forced to pay back the tax payers for the experience of an investigation.

This is a hate crime against white people. This guy needs to be criminally charged and prosecuted for filing a false police report, with a hate crime motivation. He also needs to be forced to pay back the tax payers for the experience of an investigation.
I called BS as soon as I saw it. It seems a lot of these racial attacks are either perpetrated by African Americans themselves or they are staged just to try and turn more people against white people. Unbelievable.
C. A. J.
The pathetic MSM will get theirs soon enough. Keep it up losers.
Deb From MI
Covington kids, Jussie Smollett, the ‘”MAGA”” guy who attacked a reporter at Trumps rally last week wearing a MAGA hat with the tag still attached LOL. Give it up libs, we’re onto your tricks. Ya cant get anything past alternative media..
Halfdollar 86
To anyone that thinks he is acting sincere….. just remember that’s his job. He is an actor.
Conservative News
Jussie Smell-It can get all the foot long he wants, while he works all this out, in prison.
Robert Kilbride
I just bet that this black gay actor/liar never gets charged criminally or financially for his crimes. Black privilege beats all laws because hey, slavery 100 years ago
Benjamin Lewis
Lets ask ourselves why they want a civil war?
Guided Meditation
What I want to know is if the two attackers are illegal aliens. That would be a cherry on top in this ridiculous attempt to smear Trump and his supporters. Were they illegal at the time of the attack?
Jason
I went out and punched all the white guys I saw with MAGA because of this.. my bad
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Alleged ‘white’ MEGA attackers

Houston Chosen For First Ismaili Center In United States

Houston will soon be home to the first Ismaili Center in the United States.

There are six other centers around the world — in London, Vancouver, Toronto, Lisbon, Dubai and Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

The center will be located on the corner of Allen Parkway and Montrose Boulevard. The Ismaili Center will also house a Jamatkhana, which is a “place for spiritual contemplation and prayers for the Ismailis.”

Ismaili Muslims are a part of a culturally diverse community occupying more than 25 countries. According to a news release, they “express their values through betterment of self and society, search for knowledge, embracing pluralism, building peace and working to build and improve communities.”

The Ismailis estimate there are 20 million individuals in its community, making it the second-largest in the Shiite branch of Islam.

“The Ismaili Center will be a place where Houstonians of all backgrounds, faiths, and walks of life will find engaging, thoughtful, and compassionate programs, and people. That will be in keeping with Ismaili values and the values of the Ismaili leader, the Aga Khan, who last visited Houston in March 2018,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “It’s fitting that the Center will be designed by a world renowned architect who has lived, studied and worked around the world, and that the green space will be designed by a landscape architect who has already worked on a major Houston park. This is a milestone for our city.”

Farshid Moussavi will be the architect for the center.

The Ismailis have a 1,400-year history that traces succession from Ali, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad.

Currently, the Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary imam of the global Ismaili Muslim community.

Ismaili Centers are architecturally unique and each building includes space for “gatherings, intellectual engagement and reflection, as well as spiritual contemplation.”

“A central purpose of the Ismaili Centers is to encourage mutual exchanges and understanding between diverse peoples, communities and faiths. The Centers are, therefore, not only places for spiritual search, but also spaces for broadening intellectual horizons and fostering an appreciation of pluralism,” a news release said.

There is an Ismaili Jamatkhana in Sugar Land, which hosts more than 50 outreach programs for the Houston community.

Source: by Cory McCord | Click2Houston