Friday Funny – Welcome to the “AOCene”

From the “Lemmings in White Satin” department (with apologies to the Moody Blues).

Environmentalists and warmists have been pushing for years to make a new geological epoch, the “Anthropocene” because they believe humans are now the biggest factor of planetary change, eclipsing even geological forces that drive our planet.

Of course, sensible geologists would have none of it, and the idea was officially killed in scientific circles that manage such things.

But while geological forces still rule the physical side of the planet in this epoch, it appears that lemmings have come to dominate our current political epoch.

Inspired by a WUWT commenter, “Icisil” who wrote:

“The AOCene. A period of epic ineptness and stupidity.”

Just what the truth is, they can’t say any more, because AOC recently disappeared her own Green New Deal nightmare.

In collaboration with Josh, we deliver this Friday Funny.

If you don’t get the “RPOS” name tag, have a look at what Scott Adams Says.

BTW, Josh works hard on these, please consider visiting his website and buying him a pint of ale, after all, it is the weekend in the UK. – Anthony

 

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LB
February 15, 2019 7:05 am

VZ is a good example. It shows the way forward to becoming a zero carbon country.

Reply to  LB
February 15, 2019 7:57 am

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has great personality and is credit to the diverse United States politics, at least for the time being anyway.
The fact that she is spectacularly wrong in most of her pronouncements, that is beyond of interest to most of her admirers, at least for time being. If they don’t wake up in time, is it in 8 years time? the brainy manipulating lady will be candidate for the highest office (just remember certain Barac O.) and the USA conservatives are going to have a bit of a problem on their hands. Good luck to her and those who oppose her. Bring in popcorn.

John Endicott
Reply to  vukcevic
February 15, 2019 8:44 am

If they don’t wake up in time, is it in 8 years time?

6 years. presidential elections are in 2020 (she won’t be old enough to qualify) and 2024 (she’ll have turned 35 before inauguration day, and thus could be a candidate then).

Bryan A
Reply to  John Endicott
February 15, 2019 10:00 am

Actually, in 2024 She will still be 34 by the end of the Registration cut-off dates in ALL 50 states. She could be a Write In Candiate though just not on any Printed Ballots

John Endicott
Reply to  Bryan A
February 15, 2019 10:10 am

Registration dates don’t matter, The constitutional requirement is 35 to *serve* which means she has to be 35 at the time of swearing in – which would take place in Jan 2025 when she is 35.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Bryan A
February 15, 2019 10:34 am

She would love to be “President Alexa” and give instant answers to questions and control everything in your house. Not a good choice for rugged individualists.

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  John Endicott
February 15, 2019 10:23 am

Heaven forfend!

Reply to  jorgekafkazar
February 15, 2019 11:07 am

Anyone capable of throwing Jeff Bezos out of New York should be taken seriously.

R Shearer
Reply to  jorgekafkazar
February 15, 2019 11:38 am

Not so much thrown out, but rather, decided to stay out.

Doug in Calgary
Reply to  vukcevic
February 15, 2019 3:34 pm

She has of late been known as Alexandria Occaisional Cortex.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Doug in Calgary
February 15, 2019 9:23 pm

Darn! I thought I’d invented that. My version is Alexa Occasional Cortex, though.

Richard
Reply to  Doug in Calgary
February 16, 2019 2:51 am

How about Occasional Kotex?

Sara
Reply to  Doug in Calgary
February 16, 2019 3:32 am

Try Obviously Confused.

birdynumnum
Reply to  Sara
February 16, 2019 10:20 pm

AOC – the Democrats new fartthrob

shortie of greenbank
Reply to  vukcevic
February 19, 2019 5:15 pm

Maybe Ben Shapiro would run against her just so he can finally get that debate he asked for ;).

Kenji
Reply to  LB
February 15, 2019 9:39 am

First, we had a Green Day …

https://youtu.be/Ee_uujKuJMI

Now we have a GreenCene …

https://youtu.be/FI5yvdaMIPU

And mother Gaia has begun the … healing
*giggle* *coffe spit* *guffaw* 😂🤣🤣🤣

Coach Springer
February 15, 2019 7:14 am

The Green Big Lie – just getting bigger all of the time.

Jimmy Haigh
February 15, 2019 7:14 am

The AOCene: Brilliant!

Reply to  Jimmy Haigh
February 15, 2019 7:23 am

No doubt none of her followers will get the joke, but if you want to win a sure bet, it’s pretty much guaranteed now that the response we’ll be getting is “Raaaaaaaaa a a a a acist!!!”

Dipchip
Reply to  Russell C
February 15, 2019 8:08 am

This will no doubt be seen as racist also: Trump declares an emergency and the DOW is up nearly 400

Joel Snider
Reply to  Dipchip
February 15, 2019 8:38 am

Not ‘seen’ as racist.
Painted as racist.

Sara
Reply to  Joel Snider
February 16, 2019 3:36 am

Nope. It’s species-ist!

Lemmings do not jump off cliffs in herds. Only particular subliminally-deprived humans are dumb enough to do that. They also go to things called lollapaloozas and dance in large groups near large open water bodies.

Dipchip
Reply to  Joel Snider
February 16, 2019 6:46 am

Reacher51: I know I’m too late, however if what is happening on the border today had suddenly been taking place during the Kennedy Admin., it would have been a National Emergency.

Today the border is similar to the death of the Frog in the pot of water; and don’t tell me it’s because of climate change (sarc).

Reacher51
Reply to  Joel Snider
February 16, 2019 9:58 am

DipChip: if this had happened during the Kennedy Admin., and if the then-Congress had agreed with your assessment of the threat, then they could have allocated all the money they liked.

The current Congress has allocated $1.4B. If you disagree with their assessment, then vote for other people. That’s how it works. The power of the federal purse is given to Congress by the constitution, not by the whim of the President. It is very straightforward, and with a little reflection, you might come to understand the wisdom of why the constitution was written that way.

Reacher51
Reply to  Dipchip
February 15, 2019 11:11 am

You can laugh about it all you like, but if Trump successfully gets away with overriding Congress due to an arbitrarily declared “emergency” at the border, what do you think will happen when a President Warren, Gillibrand, Booker, Klobuchar, Sanders, or Ocasio-Cortez come into office one day? Unlike Trump, some of these people seem to genuinely believe that there is a real climate crisis, and that solving that “crisis” justifies anything and everything, carried out in perpetuity.

Accepting, supporting, or egging Trump on in this case, is an invitation to be hoisted by one’s very own shiny, green, carbon-free petard just a few years hence.

Hugs
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 11:25 am

Border security is a national security issue. AGW is not national and not a security issue. President Warren? Sounds so fun, I hope she makes it to the final.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 11:29 am

Hardly ‘arbitrary’ – besides Obama bypassed congress whenever he wanted to – and was lauded – they’ll do it anyway.

No sense in handicapping ourselves based on what they’re already going to do.

Besides – these people already pretty much act on whatever affront they’ve already projected – so you really don’t have to actually DO anything to give them justification – they supply that themselves.

brians356
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 11:38 am

What makes it any more “arbitrary” than any previous emergency declaration? Serious question. Any declaration is arbitrary ipso facto .

Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 11:57 am

Let us not forget the charismatic Obama’s bypassing antics to give so much money to the Green Climate fund, … bypassing priority funding of disease research to help finance failed solutions to the non-problem of CO2 climate change. He squandered billions all sum.

Grand, presidential, money atrocities have already been committed by Trump’s predecessor.

Dipchip
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 12:13 pm

When it comes to future presidents, those six names are laughable.

BTW Northern H. Ice cover exceeds nominal coverage in this century.

https://moyhu.blogspot.com/p/latest-ice-and-temperature-data.html#ice

Reacher51
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 12:19 pm

It is of course true that border security involves national security. However, nothing happening at the southern border today even remotely constitutes a bona fide national security emergency. There are no tanks or troops streaming over the border. There are no Acts of God causing natural devastation. If there were a genuine emergency on the border that required urgent attention, then embarking on a 15 year building project would anyway be a particularly strange way of confronting it. What we have on the border today is a slow moving issue on which there are a variety of opinions and options.
Illegal immigration and imported illegal drugs may be seen as problems. The degree to which they are problems, however, and the policies that should be put in place to deal with them, are precisely what Congress is supposed to debate and decide, just as it does with every other issue. If you allow the incredibly loose standards required to view long-term illegal immigration as an “emergency,” then literally everything Congress decides on could be potentially viewed as an emergency. From some person’s perspective, we might have an emergency in agricultural policy, an emergency in infrastructure funding, an emergency in banking laws, an emergency in gun violence, an emergency in healthcare, or an emergency in the amount of time our children spend glued to cell phones. If the president is allowed to declare any of these things emergencies and then act outside of Congress, however, then what we really have is a genuine emergency of nascent fascism. Obama may very well have acted outside of his authority while he was president. If you believe that precedent is something that should therefore be emulated by every other person who takes power, however, then you are mistaken. This practice is a violation of our democracy and needs to be nipped in the bud, before the true crazies, of whom there appear to be many in the environmental movement alone, have the opportunity to begin overriding Congress themselves.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 12:36 pm

Again – it’s a precedent that has already been set.

MarkW
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 1:06 pm

Funny, you never complained when Obama was ripping up the constitution.

MarkW
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 1:08 pm

What is it about leftists and their utter conviction that they, and they alone get to decide what is and isn’t real.

Why should we take your opinion over anyone elses?

Reacher51
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 1:35 pm

MarkW,

On the assumption that you were replying to me, let me point out that:

A. I am not a leftist
B. You have no idea who I am or what I believe about Obama, yet you have somehow formed opinions on the subject anyway
C. I complained vociferously when I thought Obama exceeded his authority, specifically with regard to DACA, the Iran deal, and the Paris Agreement
D. What you should care about is the constitution and what it proverbially thinks about the separation of powers
E. You are a moron

Keith Sketchley
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 1:44 pm

Reacher51 +100 for you, with regards to item “E”

Gunga Din
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 2:21 pm

Reacher51,
So why is the US bound in any way whatsoever to “Paris”?
No “National Emergency” there. (And it never went before The Senate.)
How did Obama get away with letting Iran get those Billions?

The “Caravans” of ILLEGAL immigrants trying to cross our southern border are a new phenomenon since the last election and, since the Dems in the House hate Trump and refuse to admit it even is an issue, yes, it is an emergency.

Keith Sketchley
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 2:32 pm

Gunga asks: “How did Obama get away with letting Iran get those Billions?”

A) If you are talking about the frozen assets, the money was Iran’s in the first place.
B) If you are talking about the court ordered settlement from the undelivered military hardware, it wasn’t Obama’s doing.

Now, please tell us what “billions” you are speaking of?

D. Cohen
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 2:34 pm

At this point, the idea having been raised, they’ll try it anyway as soon as they get the presidency. Trump’s actions now are irrelevant.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 3:03 pm

https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/obama-iran-terrorism/
And, if I’m not mistaken, he did this when he was a “lame duck” president.
The defense of his action seems to boil down to a terrorist NATION (that had declared Jihad against the US) that supported terrorism against the US and other nations and was developing nuclear arms, had its US assets frozen. Obama declared, “No problem here! Move along.”

Keith Sketchley
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 3:18 pm

Thank you for the link Gunga, it’s nice to know that Obama didn’t “give” a penny to Iran, all of the money was Iran’s in the first place.

Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 3:27 pm

@ Reacher51

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-many-national-emergencies-have-been-called-by-presidents/

“According to the Brennan Center, there have been 58 national emergencies called by presidents since 1979. Thirty-one of those national emergencies are still in effect.”

Gunga Din
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 4:00 pm

Thank you for the link Gunga, it’s nice to know that Obama didn’t “give” a penny to Iran, all of the money was Iran’s in the first place.
No. He handed over the money, despite the sanctions in place against giving Iran access to that money, so they could continue their nuclear weapons program.

The Middle East is so peaceful now because of him./sarc

Keith Sketchley
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 4:07 pm

Obama did not give them a cent. “Access to” is not “Giving them”

You really don’t understand what happened.

Any/all money Iran “got” was their own, it did not come from the US Treasury.

ATheoK
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 6:01 pm

Nonsense.

Presidents frequently announce “National Emergencies”.
Obama announced and signed thirteen into existence.
Most are still active.

ATheoK
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 6:04 pm

“Reacher51 February 15, 2019 at 12:19 pm
It is of course true that border security involves national security. However, nothing happening at the southern border today even remotely constitutes a bona fide national security emergency.”

Purely your opinion.
Your opinions apparently lack reality. Meaning, they are based upon msm false claims, not factual occurrences and impacts.

Keith Sketchley
Reply to  Reacher51
February 15, 2019 6:16 pm

ATheoK, none of Obama’s thirteen national emergency declarations resulted in subverting the Congressional power of appropriation.
..
Also, the governors of Arizona and California have removed their National Guard deployments because there is not “emergency” at the border.

Reacher51
Reply to  Reacher51
February 16, 2019 6:27 am

@Robert Kernodler

You may note, should you look at the list, that almost all of those emergencies have involved things like blocking property or prohibiting certain types of transactions with various foreign governments or suspected terrorist groups. None of them are in any way similar to the current situation, which is simply a bypass of Congress’s power to fund the government as it sees fit.

For those deep thinkers here who have unironically put forth their opinion wondering why anyone should listen to my opinion, let me be clear that the relevant opinion we all need to listen to, in this case, is that of Congress.

Congress has discussed the issue of the southern border, and Congress has decided to allocate $1.4 billion to border security. Congress has authority over federal spending, and that is their decision. You, Trump, and anyone else are perfectly free to disagree with that decision. If the President disagrees, then he could refuse to sign the bill, which he seems unwilling to do. If you disagree, then you are free to vote for other representatives in future, or to work to persuade other people to do so. That is how democracy works.

If a spending bill gets signed into law, and the President does not like it, however, he is not free to simply concoct an “emergency,” and on that basis override the separation of powers in the constitution and determine spending levels all by himself. That is how dictatorship works.

The constitution gives Congress the power of the purse. There is no exception for cases where the President feels that he’d much rather ignore Congress and spend a completely different amount of money. Imperial Rome worked that way. Banana republics work that way. The United States does not work that way because we have a constitution that the populace has, so far, taken seriously. This type of unconstitutional action should be opposed by all, regardless of political affiliation.

Reply to  Reacher51
February 16, 2019 11:17 am

Obama already implemented many laws by executive order. That bridge has been crossed and burned.

Look at the dozens of currently active “national emergencies.” This is no big deal in that regard, and the number of asylum seekers, “family units” (many with “rent-a-kid”s), and unaccompanied children are spiking to previously unseen levels.

There is a catch: The Left has put in specific language in the budget to defeat a national security definition, and which makes sure that no barrier will be built. For example, the new construction is limited to a tiny liberal area, and the law requires “meetings” on the barriers with local governments/city councils until at least September 30, when a new budget would take effect anyway.

===|==============/ Keith DeHavelle (@DeHavelle)

shortie of greenbank
Reply to  Reacher51
February 19, 2019 5:20 pm

I’d give Warren a 1/1024th chance.

ResourceGuy
February 15, 2019 7:21 am
Crispin in Waterloo
February 15, 2019 7:31 am

By the end of the AOCene the carbon footprint of the USA might compete with that of Rwanda (the lowest), Central African Republic, and Niger, respectively the second and third lowest.

Rwanda is a tough act to follow, however, with only 0.12 tons CO2 per person per year. The USA is at 19.8 tons. Hmm… That means a reduction of >99.4% in order to truly “lead the world”. To achieve that level of reduction will require abandoning wind turbines and solar panels.

Steven Fraser
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
February 15, 2019 8:16 am

And the invention of nuclear-powered trucking.

jorgekafkazar
Reply to  Steven Fraser
February 15, 2019 10:26 am

Nuclear power? Vhat is this nuclear power of which you spik? Is it a rock gruppe?

Gunga Din
Reply to  jorgekafkazar
February 19, 2019 2:43 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Nucleon
But that was just a “family car”.
And “The Raw New Deal” doesn’t like nuclear anything.

Kenji
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
February 15, 2019 9:52 am

In order to compete with the countries cited … America will need to rapidly embark on mass genocide of white people … and the “wrong” kind of black folks. Or is that a ‘feature’ of the AOCene … not a bug.

Malcolm Carter
Reply to  Crispin in Waterloo
February 15, 2019 10:46 am

AOC could be the best thing that has happened to climate scepticism. Perhaps if we are not too critical of her hyperbole, she will be around for longer and do irreversible harm to her cause. Of course I may be giving too much credit to the common sense of her followers.

John Bell
February 15, 2019 7:37 am

This is to be a topic on the radio show at 11 eastern time:

https://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/02/15/green-new-deal-climate-change-nuclear-power

JimG1
February 15, 2019 7:45 am

Great picture. Wide eyed insanity.

R Shearer
Reply to  JimG1
February 15, 2019 11:41 am

Yes, but could perhaps use some gum above the front teeth, like a horse’s.

troe
February 15, 2019 7:45 am

“You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
Don’t you know it’s gonna be
All right, all right, all right
You say you got a real solution
Well, you know
We’d all love to see the plan (we’ve seen it)
You ask me for a contribution
Well, you know
We’re doing what we can
But if you want money for people with minds that hate
All I can tell is brother you have to wait
Don’t you know it’s gonna be
All right, all right, all right
You say you’ll change the constitution
Well, you know
We all want to change your head (yes we do)
You tell…”

The Beatles

Joel Snider
Reply to  troe
February 15, 2019 9:49 am

We’ll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgment of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

Change it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold that’s all
But the world looks just the same
And history ain’t changed
Cause the banners, they all flown in the last war

I’ll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I’ll get all my papers and smile at the sky
For I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?

There’s nothing in the street
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Is now the parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I’ll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
We don’t get fooled again
Don’t get fooled again
No, no!

The Who

mpcraig
Reply to  Joel Snider
February 15, 2019 10:48 am

Thanks, I forgot how good those lyrics are.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Joel Snider
February 15, 2019 10:59 am

Joel, here’s a good theme song for the patriot resistance camp.

Joel Snider
Reply to  Pop Piasa
February 15, 2019 11:41 am

Good one.

Robert W Turner
February 15, 2019 7:52 am

It’s great as it is but I could see Schumer being in there as well, on a leash.

beng135
February 15, 2019 8:00 am

The AOCene — the age of bug-eyes and big-teeth.

icisil
Reply to  beng135
February 15, 2019 8:45 am

The resemblance is uncanny, isn’t it?

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beng135
Reply to  icisil
February 15, 2019 11:05 am

That got me laughing…. Hee-haw, hee-haw.

DonM
Reply to  icisil
February 15, 2019 3:26 pm

Provide the same hair removal treatments for each jackass you might not be able to tell the difference.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  beng135
February 15, 2019 10:53 am

The teeth might be Kennedy genes.

Cynthia
February 15, 2019 8:07 am

Hmmm, I’m not expert on society and people, and often find myself out of step.
But, somehow I feel offended, don’t ask me why or how because I’m not sure.
Maybe it is because I’m an old white lady?

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Cynthia
February 15, 2019 11:13 am

“The sins of the fathers are visited upon the children” (don’t make me look up chapter and verse) is what the religious sorts say, and she is an evangelist of the Church of Omnipotent Greenhouse In Carbon.

February 15, 2019 8:22 am

I believe Karl Marx coined the term, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. How ironic.

John Endicott
Reply to  Chad Jessup
February 15, 2019 8:51 am

You believe wrongly. While Marx used the phrase, he did not coin it (other authors before him used it such as, for example, Charlotte Brontë and Lord Byron).

The saying is thought to have originated in the 10th century with Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (“hell is full of good wishes or desires”) and has evolved since with the more familiar for, “The road …” typically attributed to John Ray in 1670.

Hugs
Reply to  John Endicott
February 15, 2019 11:17 am

Most interesting. Why would St Bernard say so? Should it not be that hell is full of bad will and evil desires and heaven not, rather than the other way around.

Not that I’d personally take any note. I’m concentrating being spiritually child-like. Like having tantrums, farting loud and saying ‘no’ to all good commands.

Reply to  Chad Jessup
February 15, 2019 11:35 am

What I heard in my undergraduate day is that it was the unsinkable 18th Century French diplomat Talleyrand who said that. He managed to survive (and flourish in) the French Revolution, Napoleon’s Empire, and the Bourbon restoration. Small wonder he learned a bit about good intentions.

February 15, 2019 8:25 am

I believe Karl Marx coined the term, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”. How ironic.

Moderator – I recently needed to purchase a new computer, and now my comments don’t appear on this excellent website when posted.

John Endicott
Reply to  Chad Jessup
February 15, 2019 8:53 am

They appear, it just sometime takes some time between posting and the post showing up. Happens to all of us from time to time.

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Chad Jessup
February 15, 2019 11:50 am

Chad, I have the same issue. New machine and everything goes through a delay. Time for another old adage: “Patience is a virtue” (who first uttered that one, John E.?)

icisil
February 15, 2019 8:37 am

“Lemmings in White Satin”

Here they are at the State of the Union address dressed in their traditional white garb.

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John Endicott
Reply to  icisil
February 15, 2019 8:55 am

Indeed. Considering the Democrat party’s history (The KKK was created by the Democrat party) you’d think someone would consider the optics of Democrats wearing all white.

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  John Endicott
February 15, 2019 10:04 am

Not to mention that the Chinese associate white with death (brides wear red).

Culturally insensitive.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  John Endicott
February 16, 2019 8:14 am

Optics are what you look through, not how something looks.

John Endicott
Reply to  Jeff Alberts
February 16, 2019 12:07 pm

Jeff, it’s a politically term (see 2nd definition quoted below):

op·tics
Dictionary result for optics
/ˈäptiks/
noun: optics
1.
the scientific study of sight and the behavior of light, or the properties of transmission and deflection of other forms of radiation.
2.
North American
(typically in a political context) the way in which an event or course of action is perceived by the public.

Harry Passfield
Reply to  icisil
February 15, 2019 9:19 am

Whites in Night Satin?

icisil
Reply to  Harry Passfield
February 15, 2019 9:28 am

LO fnucking L

February 15, 2019 8:56 am

AOCene… brilliant!😆

Tom in Florida
February 15, 2019 8:58 am

With apologies to Kim Carnes:

‘”She’s got Charlie Manson eyes.”

Bryan A
Reply to  Tom in Florida
February 15, 2019 12:32 pm

At least she don’t got Marty Feldman Eyes

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Bryan A
February 15, 2019 1:09 pm

“I’m really not sure where she got those Betty Davis knees,
But she’s def’nitely a victim of Industrial Disease!”
(adapted from Dire Straits lyrics by Mark Knopfler)

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Tom in Florida
February 16, 2019 4:19 am

++++++ yes rabid

Bruce Cobb
February 15, 2019 9:04 am

But we love her,
Yes we love her,
Wo – o – we love her!
Sorry, I’ve got the moody blues.

Moderately Cross of East Anglia
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
February 15, 2019 9:22 am

Bruce
Try listening to some Leonard Cohen records to cheer yourself up .

markl
February 15, 2019 9:10 am

After AOC’s recent gleeful grandstand proclamation that she organized the dumping of Amazon’s HQ2 from her district ….. effectively wiping out minimum 2500 jobs and all the peripheral business, housing, and taxes that would have accompanied it …. I think the people will view her differently once that sinks in. The Democrats are on a suicide mission and they’re just starting to realize it.

John Endicott
Reply to  markl
February 15, 2019 9:18 am

two years (how long it will be before she’s up for re-election) is a long time and the electorate has a notoriously short memory. Hopeful enough of the people who stood to benefit from having one of those 2500 jobs remembers what she did come congressional election day 2020.

Joe Campbell
Reply to  John Endicott
February 15, 2019 9:33 am

Guys – I think the number was “25000” (not 2500)…

John Endicott
Reply to  Joe Campbell
February 15, 2019 10:13 am

Indeed, you are correct. I merely copied the number markl posted without checking whether or not it was the correct number, my bad for not checking.

markl
Reply to  Joe Campbell
February 15, 2019 1:58 pm

Ooops, yes 25,000, missed a 0. Let’s do some quick math just on the state income tax. Say $5K/person (lowball) =$125M. And that’s a drop in the bucket compared to what all the ancillary support businesses would generate in taxes, income, and growth. Cuomo probably can’t believe how a done deal was torpedoed by some upstart and I bet she didn’t even discuss it with him. When you get a chance, read her reasoning and get a good insight to where the Democrats are going….. without a conductor … full speed ahead …. on a track that goes off a cliff.

LOL@Klimate Katastrophe Kooks
Reply to  markl
February 16, 2019 10:33 pm

Amazon has stated that the average pay for Amazon HQ2 workers will be around $150,000 / year.

That’s $3,750,000,000 total per year… a big hit to New York’s income tax intake (especially considering the knock-on effects of job creation besides the 25,000 Amazon would have brought to the table), and what should amount to a big hit against the credibility of Alexandria “Crazy-Eyes” Occasional-Cortex and against the anti-business democrats in general… if their lemming sycophants had any brains whatsoever, that is.

icisil
Reply to  markl
February 15, 2019 9:23 am

25,000 jobs… The reason the deal fell through is because NYC insisted on the right for workers to unionize, and Amazon said, “No way”.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  markl
February 15, 2019 9:24 am

All of that came at a pretty hefty price tag for taxpayers. Hard to say how good of a deal it really was.

Reply to  Bruce Cobb
February 15, 2019 11:11 am

Bruce Cobb – February 15, 2019 at 9:24 am

All of that came at a pretty hefty price tag for taxpayers.

“DUH”, ……. New York City taxpayers were not trying to purchase anything, …. not being forced to purchase anything …… and NONE of their tax dollars purchased anything …… and NONE of their tax dollars was going to be used for purchasing anything ……. so what is that pretty hefty price tag you speak about?

John Endicott
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
February 15, 2019 11:38 am

What hefty price tax? No taxpayer money was being spent on Amazon. the $3 billion in incentives consisted of tax breaks (IE Amazon paying less in taxes aka the government not taking as much money from Amazon) – that’s a tax break on tax money that they are now *NOT* getting with Amazon no longer coming to New York.
in short:
with the deal: NY gets tax revenues from 25,000 job and accompanying economic activity plus tax revenue from Amazon itself minus the amount of the tax breaks (so it Amazon has a tax bill of $4 billion, that would be a $1 billion tax bill that NY could collect on)
without the deal: NY gets nothing. No money from 25,000 unemployed workers (and may actually be paying those non-workers benefits), and no money from the economic activity that bringing those jobs to NY would have generated.

The hefty price tag (in the form of lost tax revenue and in paying welfare to any unemployed who would have been employed) is in dropping out of the deal not in going forward with the deal.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  John Endicott
February 15, 2019 2:00 pm

And AOC did not understand this. She said they should use the $2 billion that was going to go to pay the salaries of the employees to fix things in New York. Not a clue.

Reply to  Tom in Florida
February 16, 2019 3:50 am

Those same education-disabled individuals that believes the twisted-truths and lies of the Democrat Party are the same ones who TRULY BELIEVE that they have lost $5,000 if they do not purchase a new vehicle that costs $39,000 that the car dealer is offering them a $5,000 “cash back” rebate for purchasing it.

whiten
Reply to  markl
February 15, 2019 12:41 pm

Still she has a long way way to go, before even getting to OB (or BO Soterio) achievement of “stopping the rise of the seas and oceans”! 🙂

Still yet very much short of “proper” “miracles” to be claimed.

cheers

Harry Passfield
February 15, 2019 9:17 am

RPOS? Not a Twitter user….anyone oblige?

STRICQ
Reply to  Harry Passfield
February 15, 2019 9:37 am

Yeah, what it is it? I have Twitter blocked in multiple different ways.

Taphonomic
Reply to  STRICQ
February 15, 2019 10:04 am

If all else fails try Google:

RPOS = Racist POS

The Green New Deal reminds of Obama’s stimulus spending on green projects, Solyndra et al., anyone?

Pop Piasa
Reply to  Taphonomic
February 15, 2019 1:28 pm

Probably being mentored and groomed by the same kingpins of the progressive movement as he was. Why wouldn’t they?

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
Reply to  Harry Passfield
February 15, 2019 10:11 am

Hmm, possibilities from the Free Dictionary:

Acronym Definition
RPOS Retail Point of Sale
RPOS Republican Party of Sarasota (political party)
RPOS Recreational Private Open Space (Australia building regulations)
RPOS Respite Purchase of Service (caregiving; California)
RPOS Radiant Point of Sale
RPOS Regular Peacetime Operating Stock
RPOS RayMedi Point of Sale (retail software)

But I suspect what you’re looking for is from the Urban Dictionary:

rpos
Racist piece of shit. A person who falsely accuses someone of another race of racism. Occurs most often when the person of another race is merely disagreeing with the rpos opinions. This can happen even if the rpos knows that no racism occurred.

JR knows his opinions are right. Therefore, those of another race who say he’s wrong would only do so if they’re racists. Because JR is a rpos, he publicly calls them out, accusing them of racism.

Harry Passfield
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
February 15, 2019 10:23 am

Thanks, AW.

Hugs
Reply to  Harry Passfield
February 15, 2019 11:21 am

+1 thanks

Editor
Reply to  Harry Passfield
February 18, 2019 4:11 am

It is what Scott Adams calls her on his Periscopes.

Greg61
February 15, 2019 10:30 am

I’m not so sure she’ll be around for the next election. Not everyone is happy she helped scuttle Amazon. She only won the primary last time because the incumbent thought he had no challenger. The establishment including Cuomo is pissed. She will likely be challenged and lose next time.

icisil
Reply to  Greg61
February 15, 2019 11:00 am

AOC had nothing to do with it. Amazon simply wouldn’t accept unionization.

Kenji
Reply to  icisil
February 15, 2019 11:15 am

And yet Amazon CHOSE NYC !!! for tens of thousands of new employees? It appears as though Bezos was more focused on his own ding-a-ling than on the political realities of NYC … starting with their COMMUNIST Mayor!

John Endicott
Reply to  Kenji
February 15, 2019 11:45 am

The Communist Mayor was pushing *for* the deal with Amazon and was upset when Amazon said no thanks.

icisil
Reply to  John Endicott
February 16, 2019 9:21 am

They said “no thanks” because the “communist mayor” insisted on unionization. It always boils down to that.

The mayor had told WNYC on Feb. 1, “Amazon coming here means they’re now in our environment with our values as New Yorkers, as a progressive place. We want to see jobs for public housing residents, we want to see unionized employees in the distribution centers, and we’re going to fight for that. And I think this is a truism. It’s not where you begin, it’s where you end.”

https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/de-blasio-blasts-progressives-who-think-its-a-good-idea-to-lose-jobs-disrespectful-amazon-after-pullout/

ResourceGuy
Reply to  icisil
February 15, 2019 12:20 pm

Wait, I think you’re all wrong. NY and NYC were recently gut punched on low revenues for their budgets. They had to ask AMZ not to go forward because they each have a new budget crisis on their hand(s) and therefore no money to give away. Did you not know that?????

John Endicott
Reply to  ResourceGuy
February 15, 2019 12:39 pm

Then they should have wanted Amazon to go forward even faster with the plan, as they were giving nothing away (they were giving Amazon a large tax break – IE letting amazon keep more of Amazon’s own money) and would have increased revenues from the increase in good paying jobs and accompanying economic activity plus the tax revenues from Amazon (minus the amount of the tax breaks). Now they have nothing. No new jobs and attendant economic activity no amazon tax revenue nada zip zilch. Way to go NY and NYC.

LOL@Klimate Katastrophe Kooks
Reply to  icisil
February 16, 2019 10:47 pm

That’s not what AOC is saying… she’s taking credit for it, and was the most vocal democrat opponent of it.

“Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world. https://t.co/nyvm5vtH9k

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019″

Of course, to AOC, “worker exploitation” consists of Amazon paying its HQ2 workers an average of $150,000 per year, 217% of the New York average income per payscale.com.

You can’t fix stupid, folks.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Greg61
February 15, 2019 11:34 am

“She will likely be challenged and lose next time.”

I don’t think Rep. Ocasio has much of a future in politics. She obviously doesn’t understand economics, although she thinks she does.

She’s a wrecking ball inside the Democrat party. She is not a team player. And she seems to be extremely clueless about almost everything.

I’m not impressed by AOC.

She was proud to have run Amazon out of New York. That was 25,000 highpaying jobs averaging over $100,000 per year, and those 25,000 new jobs would have created ten times as many new ancillary jobs. Amazon would have paid $27 billion in new taxes to New York and New York agreed to exempt Amazon from $3 billion of those taxes. So New York makes huge gains with Amazon coming there, and AOC is proud that she had a part in screwing all that up.

The woman is clueless. The people who put her in office are clueless. Now they lose big because they elected AOC. Good going! You guys need to reelect her. Maybe she can screw you up even more the next time. I’m real happy you have to suffer the consequences of your ignorant vote. That’s the way it should be.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Tom Abbott
February 16, 2019 8:22 am

“The woman is clueless. The people who put her in office are clueless.”

And I’ll bet you every one of them orders off Amazon.

February 15, 2019 11:38 am

“You can’t fool all of the people all of the time. But it isn’t necessary.” — Will Rogers.

icisil
February 15, 2019 11:54 am

AOC’s marketing manager: “Hey look, AOC! You’re so popular they named a geologic age after you!”

AOC: “Oh Wow! Is that cool or what? What’s geologic mean?”

AOC’s marketing manager: “Um, I’m not sure, but I think it has something to do with National Geographic.”

AOC: “I’m like so psyched! I love that magazine.”

AOC’s popularity manager: “Uh, hold on a second. You said MAGAzine. I don’t think that’s going to work.”

davidq
Reply to  icisil
February 15, 2019 1:58 pm

MAGAcene epoch. Now you’re on to something that will make heads explode.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  icisil
February 16, 2019 8:23 am

“AOC: “I’m like so psyched! I love that magazine. I feel so impor-int!””

Added a little something teenagerish on the end, and a word she has actually mis-pronounced that way.

Mohatdebos
February 15, 2019 2:42 pm

It will be interesting to see what happens to property values in Queens City and surrounding neighborhoods.
There was a rush to acquire property when Amazon announced they were coming. People who invested will be pissed, and hopefully put up the money to support who ever runs against AOC.

Olen
February 15, 2019 3:34 pm

She is dumb as dirt and what does that say about those who follow her? When has she ever shown justification for her comments? That make sense.

clipe
February 15, 2019 3:56 pm

Tax the rich, feed the poor
Till there are no rich no more

Ten Years After

“The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

― Margaret Thatcher

Toto
Reply to  clipe
February 16, 2019 11:12 am

The tax the rich solution has one little problem — the rich aren’t nearly rich enough.

“This week, the United States national debt ticked above US$22 trillion for the first time, an amount equivalent to $67,000 per U.S. citizen.”

“And yet, add up the market values of all [Fortune] 500 companies and it’s equivalent to just $21.7 trillion.”

“There’s a lot of talk lately about how rich people should pay more taxes. However, given the sheer scale of U.S. spending right now it would take an awful lot of these extra taxes to come close to running a balanced budget. For example, consider Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest man in the world. His net worth is roughly $136 billion. Right now, the U.S. adds another $4 billion to its debt every day. Thus, if Bezos gave his entire fortune to the U.S. government, it would only cover 34 days of debt accumulation. And this is just new debt. If Bezos’ fortune was used to cover all U.S. federal spending, it would run out in only 11 days. Bezos is one among 26 billionaires who collectively control $1.4 trillion – a wealth equivalent to that owned by nearly four billion of the world’s poorest. Still, even that $1.4 trillion would only cover a year’s worth of U.S. debt accumulation and about four months’ worth of federal spending overall.”

“It would be tempting to assume that the United States is piling up all this debt because of big, tangible budget items: Battleships, fighter jets, highways, disaster relief, etc. But the majority of U.S. spending is eaten up by cheques: Millions of relatively small-denomination cheques handed out as entitlement spending. The U.S. government will spend $4.4 trillion in 2019, of which only $3.5 trillion will be covered by tax revenues. Of that $4.4 trillion, $2.7 trillion is spent on what is known as “mandatory spending”: Social security, Medicare, Medicaid and the like. As a result, much of the expansion in U.S. spending is due to factors beyond the government’s control: Higher healthcare costs and more retired Baby Boomers collecting pension cheques.”

source:
https://nationalpost.com/news/the-utterly-unbelievable-scale-of-u-s-debt-right-now

Conclusion: the money may not be distributed equally enough to please the socialists like AOC, but this shows that the US has already run out of other people’s money and AOC would just make it worse.

John Endicott
Reply to  Toto
February 18, 2019 7:43 am

The tax the rich solution has one little problem — the rich aren’t nearly rich enough

Beyond that, it has a second problem – even if the rich were rich enough (they’re not but let’s put that fact aside for the sake of argument), they’re not stupid enough to sit still and be fleeced. They can easily move out of the country and into a more financially favorable one should the tax rates get too burdensome.

tom
February 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Let’s just call it what it is… the a**h*** scene

Editor
February 15, 2019 5:50 pm

The most fracking hilarious thing is that the Holocene *is* the Anthropocene…

ATheoK
February 15, 2019 6:15 pm

Excellent art Josh!
Again!

Thank you!

Johann Wundersamer
February 16, 2019 4:41 am

AOC: schöne Zähne. Beautiful teeth.

Johann Wundersamer
February 16, 2019 5:11 am

We’re living in the

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The MSM needs punch lines:

while politicians are in summer holidays journalists have to hold on their employments.

hebräisch zarót und jakrút; jiddisch zoro und joker

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Every days new alarmism punch lines with earth protecting super hero green journallye Clark Kent and Lois Lane:

https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-android-samsung&ei=zwloXJ73Bu_jrgSjgzE&q=superman+clark+kent+Lois+Lane+journalist+daily+planet&oq=superman+clark+kent+Lois+Lane+journalist+daily+planet&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.

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The gullible the readers the alarmistic the punch lines.

Johann Wundersamer
February 16, 2019 5:34 am

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Der Ausdruck Journaille ist im deutschen Sprachraum eine abwertende …

Bekannt gemacht wurde der Ausdruck von Karl Kraus:

Journaille – WikiMANNia
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09.12.2016 · Der Ausdruck Journaille ist eine abwertende Bezeichnung für …

Bekannt gemacht wurde der Ausdruck von Karl Kraus.

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February 17, 2019 3:22 am

This from Youtube:

smr144
13 hours ago
AOC is still running around the Capital looking for Phil Abusters office. She says she wants to be on the appropriations committee because she understands when something is appropriate. She says we shouldn’t just teach Civics in schools, we should teach about all automobiles. When they delivered a new TV to her office and read on the box built-in antenna she asked the delivery person if antenna was a city in China. She just completed a jigsaw puzzle that said 5-7 years, she was so proud to get it done in 2 weeks. When asked of her choice for speaker of the house she said Bose. She says she supports veterans because they help pets. She wore a sleeveless shirt at a meeting to support her right to bare arms. She wanted a trade embargo on Romania because of tainted romaine lettuce. She wanted to know how much tuition is at the Electoral College. When asked if she knew the Capital of Texas she said “T”. She thought Manual Labor was a Mexican. When asked her opinion on Roe V. Wade she whatever it takes for Latinos to cross the Rio Grande if they don’t know how to swim. She went into a nyc hat store and asked to try on a Kentucky Derby. She says she supports socialism because she’s a social person.

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