Barf Challenge: Watch AOC Read the Entire Green New Deal Resolution

Vogon Poetry
Humans being tortured using poetry read by a green alien. Source: Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (video clip here).

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Can you endure 20 minutes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez trying to look like she understands climate change, economics, manufacturing, farming and indigenous issues, without reaching for a sick bag or strong drink?

When the Green New Deal originally reached the senate, all the Republicans voted against, and Democrats voted “present”, allegedly in protest at Republicans forcing an early vote, but in my opinion more likely because they didn’t want to have to answer questions from their voters.

Occasio-Cortez seems to believe that the reason people oppose her brainchild is they don’t understand that if the GND is passed, everyone will have a guaranteed job, all native treaties will be honoured, everyone will have free healthcare and the nation will run on affordable 100% renewable energy.

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March 2, 2020 2:02 pm

Eric, it’s almost dinner time on the east coast (right now it’s 5:32 Newfie time) and you’ve posted a barf challenge? How dare you?!!!

Hopefully, I’m the first to link the barf-o-rama scene from the movie “Stand By Me”:


Reply to  Bob Tisdale
March 2, 2020 3:35 pm

Bob she’s the same indoctrinated entitled dimwit that said this ” “An entire generation, which is now becoming one of the largest electorates in America, came of age and never saw American prosperity.”

…she can’t spell poverty

Reply to  Latitude
March 2, 2020 10:37 pm

Her previous job on the C.V. was “Easy Barmaid” [wink;nudge] soooooo ….

Reply to  brians356
March 3, 2020 8:28 am

Well, I have to chime in. This New Green Deal which isn’t new nor is it green is not the brainchild of AOC. It’s just the same Old Green Deal deception marketed and pushed by the UN quite some time ago to take control of everything. Al Gore picked it up and ran with it…off a cliff. This time they chose a young woman, with the charm and mannerisms of a female Castro, gave her the appropriate talking points to push with none of the answers, one being: how to fund their reorganizing and demands of everyone’s life under green socialism. Everyone gets a good job with good pay? lol. If gov could do that, they’d be doing it now. Socialism dictates. Your good job may be a street sweeper. Since their rhetoric hasn’t worked so well, they bring on the kids-Greta for one, and teach the lies in school. Smacks of desperation.

Mr Reynard
Reply to  Latitude
March 3, 2020 11:31 pm
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
March 3, 2020 5:52 am

If you have ever been constipated and need a means of relief, watch this while sitting on the throne.

Al Miller
March 2, 2020 2:03 pm

No, no and no!! I’m sick thinking about it. Stupid doesn’t begin to describe the GND.

Bryan A
Reply to  Al Miller
March 2, 2020 2:25 pm

But it DOES begin to describe EVERY aspect of AOC

Reply to  Al Miller
March 2, 2020 3:28 pm

you know…..

AOC, Warren, Sanders, Biden….all of them

The democrat party has become the party of total loons

Tom Foley
Reply to  Latitude
March 2, 2020 3:57 pm

From an outside perspective, it looks like the democrats are just trying to be exactly like the republicans. After all, if loony behaviour got Trump elected, why not try the same technique. Copy-cats!

Greg Cavanagh
Reply to  Tom Foley
March 2, 2020 4:11 pm

You do know that Trump owned and ran 500 companies before becoming a politician don’t you?

Trump has demonstrated competence. Say what you will about his mannerisms, but he’s no fool.

Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
March 2, 2020 6:04 pm

500? And, please, don’t forget the bankruptcies.

Crispin in Waterloo
Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
March 2, 2020 8:17 pm

Retired Jim

Are you a bridge player? A good bridge player goes down one in three, otherwise they are underbidding.

I think I have gone into business nine times, with two surviving. No bankruptcy but heck, that is more like an accident of history. I think acumen is underestimated and political gamesmanship skills over-rated. At least an experienced businessman can look at a contract and say, “No one should have signed this deal.” Think NAFTA

If someone can’t run a bakery, how will they guide a government? Bread doesn’t bake itself.

Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
March 3, 2020 12:24 am

He who never made a mistake never made anything.

Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
March 3, 2020 4:22 am

Retired engineer Jim, only someone who has never built businesses and taken risks would say such a stupid thing. And that is not a statement in support of Trump. Put the TDS aside, stop listening to the propaganda media and try to think rationally.

Reply to  Greg Cavanagh
March 3, 2020 7:12 am

“If you think you have everything under control, then you aren’t going fast enough.”

Mario Andretti

Reply to  Tom Foley
March 2, 2020 4:15 pm

If “loony behavior” elected trump, then there is no adjective to describe the sort of behavior that would elect the Green New Deal. We would have to invent an entirely new word to describe this level of mass stupidity.

Reply to  Tom Foley
March 2, 2020 4:24 pm

Trump has accomplished 189 noteworthy things– four times more than I expected but only half of what still needs to be done!

The Democrats want to undo all of Trump’s accomplishments and continue with Obama’s decline of our country to third-world status!

That’s the only way the globalists could make Communist China the sole superpower!

Now you know why their hatred for Trump is all-consuming, and why they hate his supporters just as much!

Reply to  Tom Foley
March 3, 2020 6:37 am

Looney? It’s not bragging (loonie) if one has done it, and no one that ‘has done it’ has not made mistakes. God does not make perfect men, God makes men perfect for the job.

Reply to  Tom Foley
March 3, 2020 7:11 am

It really is sad how liberals define themselves as the standard against all other things must be measured.
Trump doesn’t act the way liberals believe the proles should act, therefore he’s looney.

Reply to  Latitude
March 3, 2020 7:37 am

I’m convinced the Bilderberg Group et. al are enjoying the Trump economy so much, they’ve ordered the opposition to throw the election. Bernie and friends couldn’t possibly gibber more nonsense if they had Trump’s campaign writing it for them.

John Tillman
March 2, 2020 2:11 pm

I hope someone with a stronger stomach than mine will let us know if eliminating cows and airplanes is still in the raving lunatic scheme?


Ron Long
Reply to  John Tillman
March 2, 2020 5:26 pm

John Tillman, I think you are close to suggesting a scientific experiment, ie, how many strong drinks (recommended by Eric W) do you need to consume before watching the video of her presentation of the Green Weenie Deal, before it starts to make sense? I had two glasses of wine with my dinner and it wasn’t enough, so the experimenters need to start with three drinks and go up from there. Isn’t science wonderful?

J Mac
March 2, 2020 2:21 pm

RE: Watch AOC Read the Entire Green New Deal Resolution
Given an option, I’d rather shave my head with a cheese grater, while chewing on aluminum foil. It would be less painful….

David S
Reply to  J Mac
March 2, 2020 4:17 pm


Reply to  J Mac
March 2, 2020 6:28 pm

I’d rather go lick doorknobs in Wuhan China right now than watch AOC on TV.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  J Mac
March 3, 2020 9:41 am


@David and Joel, too!

Carbon Based Lifeform
March 2, 2020 2:26 pm

I made it to 2:40, sorry I cant take anymore!

Bryan A
Reply to  Carbon Based Lifeform
March 2, 2020 9:46 pm

At 3:10 she is prartling on about how CC will cause economic damage of $500M by 2100 then about Sea level rise causing a further $1B from inundation by 2050.
Yet her GND will only cost $93B over 10 years to avoid that $1.5B in damages and economic losses by 2100.
At about 5:00 she starts talking about worker pay level stagnation since the 70’s causing De-industrialization like she views ending industrialization as a problem needing a cure.
I thought the Watermelon goal WAS to end the Industrialization of the developed nations and transfer wealth to their pockets the developing nations.
I only listened till 6:30 and stoods all I coulds.
The one thing I gathered from it is her over use of A B C and 1 2 3
Just before she started reading her GND manifesto she is complaining that not a single senator that is complaining about it “has opened a single word of it” How in the check do you open a word?

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Bryan A
March 3, 2020 9:44 am

LOL, your first paragraph is really the kicker. Only somebody whose “economics” degree proves what worthless pieces of paper “college degrees” have become can think it’s remotely sane to spend $93 Billion to avoid damages of $1.5 Billion.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Bryan A
March 3, 2020 9:47 am

LOL, scrolling down, it’s even worse than I thought (LOL).

She’s suggesting spending $93 TRILLION to avoid (imaginary) “damages” of $1.5 BILLION.

Bryan A
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
March 3, 2020 12:11 pm

Well Jimminy Christmas there I go typing “B” instead of “T” and not proofreading…Oh the Shame

Bryan A
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
March 3, 2020 12:12 pm

AAAH hates it when AAAH does that

March 2, 2020 2:27 pm

Actually, “Green NEW Deal” should be “OLD Green Deal”, as it was first promulgated by the Club of Rome cabal back in the ’70s.

Mind you, it was cr@p then, and has now just festered for a further 50 years, so reeks even worse.

John Adams
March 2, 2020 2:28 pm

See, all you skeptics who claimed she hadn’t read rather bill are shredded!

Bryan A
Reply to  John Adams
March 2, 2020 2:43 pm

She certainly stumbled through it enough to make it seem like she didn’t read it prior and didn’t have a hand in writing it either

Tom Abbott
March 2, 2020 2:35 pm

AOC better work on her reelection effort. There ae a lot of people looking to win that job away from her.

I didn’t bother listening to her. Everytime I listen to her, she never makes any sense, so I assume she won’t make any sense this time, either.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
March 2, 2020 4:27 pm

I hear she h as 12 primary challengers…likely every one is more founded in reality than this poor thing!

J Mac
Reply to  RockyRoad
March 2, 2020 6:51 pm

When AOC heard she had 12 primary challengers, she replied “I didn’t know New York let 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders run for Condress!

Reply to  Tom Abbott
March 2, 2020 7:40 pm

If she doesn’t get re-elected, she’ll likely have her own talk show. A suggested title “Vapid is as Vapid Does”. That’s the only clean one I could think of.

March 2, 2020 2:35 pm

I lasted two minutes! Most of the time it was spent marvelling at how well that young lady, whose name I forget, imitates AOC. Enough time spent on that, thanks all the same Eric. 🙁

March 2, 2020 2:36 pm

Armed with readings from the Green New Deal, Alexandria Occasional-Cortex could have stood in for Tomás de Torquemada the Torturer

Bryan A
March 2, 2020 2:41 pm

Had to stop at 6:30. She’s difficult to follow when she speaks (rather disjointedly).
From the first 5 minutes (with the presumed cost of the GND is $93T over 10 years) GND needs to be in place to stop the potential losses from climate change of $500B by 2100 and to eliminate the possibility of damages from Coastal Erosion and inundation offsetting the potential costs of $1T by 2050

So to save $1.5T in potential Climate related expenses by 2050 and a further coastal flooding issues by 2100 the GNE demands that we spend $93T over the next 10 years.

And at just over 5 minutes in AOC is ranting about wage stagnation since the 1970’s due to De-Industrialization??? I thought that the purpose of the GND (at least the goal of the EcoFascists) was to force De-Industrialization … am I missing something????

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Bryan A
March 3, 2020 9:51 am

OK, you guys are mixing me up with the Billions vs. Trillions thing.

So it’s $93 TRILLION to avoid an imaginary $1.5 TRILLION, right?

STILL proving that an “economics degree” is held by “graduates” who can’t add and subtract. The university this ditz “graduated” from should have its accreditation revoked, pronto.

Bryan A
Reply to  AGW is Not Science
March 3, 2020 2:39 pm

Correct…Trillion$ not Billion$

Gunga Din
March 2, 2020 2:45 pm

Occasio-Cortez seems to believe that the reason people oppose her brainchild is they don’t understand that if the GND is passed,

She had a “brainchild”?
Poor kid.
(Are we 100% certain of just who was Greta’s Mom?)

Bryan A
Reply to  Gunga Din
March 3, 2020 2:40 pm

More like a Brain Fhart

March 2, 2020 3:00 pm

AOC is making it very difficult for her fellow Dimwits who are in not-so-secure Congressional districts to get re-elected this coming November

Please continue Ms Ocasio-Cortez. And make sure Americans understand YOU are the face and core of today’s Democratic Party.

Rick K
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
March 2, 2020 3:06 pm

“Please continue Ms Ocasio-Cortez. And make sure Americans understand YOU are the face and core of today’s Democratic Party.”

Not to mention the brains. And that ain’t saying much…

March 2, 2020 3:05 pm

Vogon legislation? Is it worse than the poetry?

March 2, 2020 3:06 pm

Nope, didn’t even last the first minute. Vocal fry frog voice is always a killer for me in speeches delivered by today’s females…here, you have that plus the idiotic “arguments”…

Abolition Man
March 2, 2020 3:08 pm

Having worked as a bouncer and bartender whilst in college I early on started developing a BS detector. As I matured I found it necessary to continue to strengthen this skill; making it difficult for me to listen to ANY politician or salesman now. I cannot imagine listening to this imbecilic twit unless under threat of intense pain or harm! This might be a good test for the ability to withstand torture! Perhaps our military could use it as an added level of training for aviators and special forces operators who might be captured by our enemies!

Bryan A
Reply to  Abolition Man
March 3, 2020 2:42 pm

Pipe it through Getmo and see if the ACLU complains

Gunga Din
March 2, 2020 3:12 pm

I skipped to the last few minutes.
Using Mann’s “The Cause” as an excuse for radical socialism hands down.
(If it succeeds, maybe Sanders will let her serve him his drinks?)

March 2, 2020 3:21 pm

I listened to the whole thing. What’s not to like? I’m mildly surprised she didn’t promise a unicorn in every garage and pot in every bong.

Julian Flood
Reply to  commieBob
March 2, 2020 10:50 pm

I see what you did there.


Munro bagger
March 2, 2020 3:23 pm

Finally! Something to help my chronic insomnia! I’d rather fry in a global apocalypse than have to listen this tedious c**p. I can’t believe this little lass actually takes herself seriously; she can’t even read her own nonsense. Did someone actually vote for her? I thought we had some useless politicians in Scotland; I just can’t believe that American democracy brought AOC!

March 2, 2020 3:32 pm

This poor woman is dumb.

S.K. Jasper
Reply to  Derg
March 2, 2020 4:43 pm

The primary definition of “dumb” is lacking the ability to speak. AOC can speak, albeit most annoyingly. She is just straight-up stupid. If she were truly dumb, we would be most fortunate.

Reply to  Derg
March 3, 2020 7:41 am

No, this poor woman is a bought-and-paid-for SOCK PUPPET for the “usual suspects.” The ravings of her former chief of staff about “reordering the world economy” were your first hint.

Bryan A
Reply to  Goldrider
March 3, 2020 2:46 pm

Sooo … AOC is the Apprentice, Who is the Sith Master?

March 2, 2020 3:38 pm

The district AOC won votes, reliably, Democrat so, if a glass of water had been put up as the Democrat candidate, it would have won the election. A glass of water would be an improvement over AOC.



Gunga Din
Reply to  Max
March 2, 2020 4:28 pm

I thinks was Pelosi who said that.
The is true of her own district.
I wish they’d put a glass of water. I know how to treat that.
(36 years in the field of water treatment.)

Sweet Old Bob
March 2, 2020 3:42 pm

Okaaaay … 20+ minutes of nonsense .

But it’s warmer inside than outside here …. so I listened to it .” 99% of coral reefs will die ! ”
The sky is falling ! ( translation )

A whole lot of impossible ” proposals ” based on nothing even close to reality .

Keep on , you will ensure another four years of Trump .

Maybe SNL will take pity on her ….

Nicholas McGinley
March 2, 2020 3:57 pm

I lasted all the way until the part where she said :Thank you to m…”, and I could take no more.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
March 3, 2020 9:54 am

I couldn’t get past the wide-eyed, mouth open PICTURE to listen to even ONE second of this.

March 2, 2020 4:05 pm

The sheer volume of already proven to be BS IPCC Claims listed in the first 4 minutes finally caused me to turn this Imbecile off.

March 2, 2020 4:07 pm

Let me guess … she did NOT include this sentence which was in her original presentation.

“and a basic minimum income for everyone, whether they are willing to work or not.”

{i love the use of the word “income.” ‘Yep, keep that distribution incoming, baby.’}

Don’t let anyone tell you she did not say that. She did. Her buddies all had a heart attack and made her redact that phrase immediately. Too late. We all saw it.

It is the true wet dream of collectivists, especially Progressives: “I don’t have to do anything. Just by wanting it and being alive, it will magically come to me.” And they are angry this does not seem to function very well at the present time. And so: Bernie.

High Treason
March 2, 2020 4:07 pm

Here in Australia, the Greens want to pass a bill to declare a Climate Emergency, which entails the declaration of marshal law to combat some existential threat . In this case, “climate change” has not even been defined-an unknown “enemy.” It has not even been debated. It is a blank cheque in terms of power. Note, under marshal law, freedom of speech disappears. It will be like a climate version of Hitler’s Enabling Act. Like Socialists in general, they seize power as quickly as they can (before people wake up that they were duped) and do not relinquish it.

It will likely pass the House of Representatives and could get through the Senate with a couple of CINOs (conservative in name only) voting for the Green lunacy. Zali Steggall will also be introducing a climate Bill.

Went to a rally on Sunday to hopefully hear Zali make an idiot of herself, but alas, no. What was startling was that it was a crowd of around 500-600 OLDER people-70s age group , worried for their grandchildren. This was in an affluent area! It is one thing to be a 5 year old sucked in by propaganda and fairy tales, but all these 70 year olds believing fairy tales?

It is up to us to wake people up that propaganda did not end with the defeat of Hitler’s military industrial complex. propaganda and brainwashing are alive and well-flourishing in fact.

In Australia, we need to get out of the bad habit of voting for the major parties-Liberal, Labor, Nationals and Greens are all a pack of traitors. Remember, they smear those they fear. Those that cop baseless smear are the ones the corrupt traitors fear.

Australians that regard themselves as patriots MUST be part of the political process. Join the party that you usually vote for to expel the traitors that are destroying it. You can also join and support One Nation. A strong One Nation presence will force the Liberals to move towards sanity without any political repercussions. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. It is up to us to maintain our freedom. Our elected representatives are failing us-badly.

Disclaimer-I am a One Nation party member. I will hopefully be creating a bit of kerfuffle at the next Federal election.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  High Treason
March 2, 2020 7:42 pm

Oh dear…

Reply to  High Treason
March 2, 2020 7:44 pm

“which entails the declaration of marshal law”

Whew, that’s a relief! Martial Law, on the other hand…

Reply to  High Treason
March 3, 2020 8:47 pm

Until we get rid of preferential voting we will always end up with a liblab government or a hung parliament.

March 2, 2020 4:09 pm

Thank you so much AOC for going full retard.

Longest suicide note in history for the Democrats.

Donald will walk it now. Rejoice!

March 2, 2020 4:11 pm

We should all get behind AOC and support her 110%. The ‘normal’ Democrats would be so horrified that they would probably begin impeachment hearings on one of their own, immediately. It is starting to get entertaining just watch them implode so badly…it is downright embarrassing. Maybe the thing we need to fear now is the sympathy factor, that people will feel so sorry for them that then maybe some support them. But I doubt it. Never have I seem such a bunch of losers all barking at once like a pack of Chihuahuas all yapping at once.

This is why I think Crooked Hillary will have to jump in at the Convention, (there is no credible Democrat candidate-or one that will still be alive or cognizant in 8-9 months) and she will have boatloads of cash in the SuperPacs to support her. But as soon as that voice of hers starts to get shrill, most will tune out, like fingernails on a chalkboard. (except New York and California and the other die hards) There isn’t any amount of money than can change this reality now. JFK would gave to come back from the dead to beat Trump, as things currently stand.

Donald Trump just has to throw on his ‘professional switch’ and not get baited into low life democrat hoaxes and ignore the low life stumbling blocks they throw out in front of him. That is the only thing that can go wrong now. Now is the time to to make some international deals (e.g. India-Israel) and maybe China and Russia for the best deal he can get, and show some real international leadership, the Art of the Deal. The world is hungry for over all real solutions right now with this virus panic, and not climate BS. Show us the money, and real leadership, and get everyone working on the same page and just make sure it is for the good of the working folk everywhere around the world, and he will be re-elected in spades. DJT is definitely a transformational President, and the next 8-9 months will shape the medium term future for the planet. If he can maintain the performance he displayed this past weekend, it is a done deal.

Reply to  Earthling2
March 3, 2020 6:29 am

I’ve always wondered if AOC wasn’t a stealth political apprentice hired by Trump to wake up the Republcans!

When you’re dealing with a guy who has an IQ reportedly of 156 (Einstein’s was 160), anything is possible!

David S
March 2, 2020 4:15 pm

I was able to listen for 1 minute. After that the risk of throwing my laptop against the wall became too great.

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  David S
March 2, 2020 9:34 pm

Honestly, as soon as I heard the sound of her voice I had to turn it off.
I heard no more than three words and it was too much as it is.
It offends me she is not only in congress, but is somehow about the only one we ever see in the press talking about science.
It is way beyond shameful.

Reply to  Nicholas McGinley
March 3, 2020 7:47 am

It’s also pure political theater. Remember, last year this “Bill” went down in FLAMES–Republicans shot it down 57-0, not one Dem voted in favor though one or two voted “present.” It was dead on arrival and still is, for the life of me can’t figure out why anyone’s still even dicussing it.

But I concur with the poster above who called it the “suicide note” of the Democrat party!

Nicholas McGinley
Reply to  Goldrider
March 3, 2020 3:29 pm

It cheers me up no end to consider that she might not be re-elected even once.
The night of November 3rd is shaping up to be a knee slapper.

March 2, 2020 4:15 pm

From Wikipedia (I know, I know, but let me finish…), “renewable” energy accounts for 11% of our total energy supply, so if we toss everything else, we’ll lose 90% of our energy and there goes Western civilization!

It’s obvious AOC is devious and dumb, and I’m not sure which is dominant!

But when the destructive forces against our country are this blatant, then we’re in real trouble! It’s time for a Great Awakening! Armed conflict can’t be far away!!

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  RockyRoad
March 3, 2020 10:01 am

11% of which most (if accounted for in the usual manner) is hydroelectric, with a pittance for wind and solar. And that pittance is only applicable when it has virtually 100% fossil fuel backup, which makes it worse than useless.

Zig Zag Wanderer
March 2, 2020 4:19 pm

OK, I listened to it so you don’t have to. I guess having nothing to do with the USA, I’m a bit more immune to it than some.

First off, she gives us 8 minutes of terrorism. There’s no other word for it. She attempts to terrify her audience by making claims that are wildly over the top. They are certainly not in the IPCC reports, although they may exist in political summaries and reports. They are laughable.

Then for 2 minutes, she goes on about some lofty hand waving, basically saying things along the lines of, wouldn’t it be great if the world was perfect. Literally nothing of substance, so I’m a bit vague on that.

Now we get to the meat at 10 minutes. What? No substance again? 4.5 minutes of vague wish list stuff. Affordable this, free that, and sustainable the other. Zero substance.

So, at 14.5 minutes, she starts her second bulleted list. So we’re going to get the mechanisms that will bring about those wish list items? No. Not all all. For the next few minutes we get a load of socialist agenda points. Again, no information on how she proposes to get free this, affordable that and sustainable the other.

Finally, she pleads with the audience (if there was one) to sign up to this socialist manifesto in order to save the planet and destroy capitalism.

🎶 Th.. Tha.. That’s all folks! 🎶

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
March 2, 2020 4:51 pm

Thanks for the resume. I managed to get to 5:05 by not watching her and putting my fingers in my ears.

The though of passing an hour of my life listening to such empty waffle, totally devoid of content was too much. Besides I have some paint drying over there that I really don’t want to miss.

March 2, 2020 4:25 pm

Alexandria was obviously raised on daily readings of fairytales, I suspect she is still reading them and is keen to create her own version of Utopia. I would love her to try to explain how her Utopia could possibly become a reality, her happily ever after.

Of course it will all end in tears. Fractured fairytales is more the reality.

Mike Dubrasich
March 2, 2020 4:33 pm

What happened to Kill All The Cows? This is bait-and-switch. I’m profoundly disappointed.

March 2, 2020 4:33 pm

Humans being tortured using poetry read by a green alien.

Oh come on. If you are going to take the work of the comic prophet in vein, at least get it right. Your “green alien” is the award winner Vogon poet , Eclectic Vogon Zeltz, the aim was not to torture the humans ( only one of which was human anyway ) it was a poetry recital.

Please show more respect to the late, great Douglas Adams !

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Greg
March 2, 2020 7:48 pm

If you are going to criticise the author, you should get it right.

The scene in question is Arthur and Ford being read the vogon constructor fleet’s captain’s poetry by the captain.

The poet you mention was the galaxy’s 2nd worst poet, referred to before this scene (iirc). The galaxy’s worst poet had died with the destruction of the Earth by that vogon constructor fleet.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Greg
March 2, 2020 7:50 pm

Oh, and the specific aim was to torture the humans, and then throw the out of the airlock after telling him how good the poetry was.

I know where my towel is, I assure you 🙂

Reply to  Greg
March 2, 2020 7:51 pm

Actually it’s Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz.

Probably time for another re-reading.

Reply to  Jeff Alberts
March 3, 2020 4:09 am

Thanks for the corrections guys. It is about 30y since I read it so it would be a good idea to read it again. I did not recognise that blurry image since I never watched more than a couple of episodes of that abysmal BBC rendering a great work.

Great to know we are in good company here on WUWT.

Reply to  Greg
March 9, 2020 11:03 pm

The BBC series was pretty low budget, as they tended to be. But it was pretty enjoyable, and stayed very true to the book.

Reply to  Greg
March 2, 2020 7:53 pm

And it should be “in vain”, not “in vein” unless you’re reading intravenously.

March 2, 2020 4:35 pm
Reply to  kramer
March 2, 2020 4:56 pm

I’m sure mom and pa are writing the content but she does make a good job of the mannerisms. She’ll be well placed for SNL by the time OAC is running for office.

Carl Friis-Hansen
March 2, 2020 4:48 pm

Listened to the whole monologue.
I am in a state of chock now and need a beer.
I will have nightmares all week and dream of AOC, GT, XR, Suzuki in one big multi tasked cocktail of disbelieve.
The only way of overcoming my nightmares is strong medicine or the revival of Mini-AOC, or the unlikely event that AOC is held in contempt of sanity.
In the two years I lived in the US, I never felt such a distance to any person there. I actually met mostly very smart and sensible people. What has happened since I last worked there in year 2000?

March 2, 2020 4:49 pm

As others have said, “I’m glad she finally read it, although she still doesn’t understand it.”

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  yirgach
March 2, 2020 7:56 pm

There is nothing to understand. It’s all airy-fairy wishing-on-a-star stuff, with no actual information about how it will be done nor funded.

In my opinion, that is the main difference between socialist and conservative manifestos. I say this as someone who has a few socialist ideals, but with fairly specific plans on how they might be enacted. I’m not sure they are truly workable ideas, mind, but I prefer that to handwaving whishy washy liberal-think.

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
March 2, 2020 11:02 pm

But what about the “peoples”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
March 3, 2020 6:14 am

“I say this as someone who has a few socialist ideals”

I saw a tv special on socialism the other day (Fox ought to air the entire series free on the Fox News Channel instead of only showing the entire series by subscription to Fox Nation) and according to the inventor of socialism, some guy in Gary, Indiana, the three principle pillars of socialism are to abolish private property; abolish religion; and abolish marriage.

I bet you don’t believe in any of that. 🙂

What you call socialist ideals is really just helping people out through social programs. I am for helping out people, too. I think most reasonable people feel that way.

Real socailism doesn’t help people, it hurts people. The real socialists just pretend they will help people in order to gain power and then instead of helping the people, the socialsists in power just help themselves to everything in society.

Btw, the fellow who established socialsim also established a socialist community that was to live by his ideas. The socialist communty, the very first one in history, fell apart, and the founder’s son wrote that socialism was unworkable. Not a very good start for socialism and it’s been downhill ever since leading to the deaths of countless innocent souls.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
March 3, 2020 7:23 am

If you want to help people, the absolute worst way to do that is through government.

Reply to  yirgach
March 2, 2020 9:03 pm

I did forget the /s tag…
AOC was the original GND supposed sponsor/author more than a year ago.

Right-Handed Shark
March 2, 2020 4:56 pm

I made it through 10 minutes before realizing that I had tuned out at about 30 seconds..

March 2, 2020 5:00 pm

Steven Crowder read it out word-for-word a year ago.

The video was demonetized, but was at least more entertaining.

March 2, 2020 5:03 pm

I feel both sorry and pleased for the people who’s jobs entail searching through this speech for advertising clips. Sorry because it means potentially lethal e posture to such concentrated stupidity. Happy because AOC makes it so incredibly easy to find advertising material from her roadmap to serfdom.

March 2, 2020 5:16 pm

I understand that Bloomberg has a firm grasp on how agriculture and manufacturing work. IIRC (paraphrasing somewhat perhaps), farmers dig holes, plant seeds, cover them and wait for stuff to grow. In manufacturing they stick the metal in the machine, turn the lathe crank in the direction of the arrow and presto!

Ok Bloomer…

March 2, 2020 5:28 pm


– Biden & Sanders have a toss-up at the Convention, and the Party pragmatists push for a brokered nomination, meaning Bloomberg/Clinton get the nod. Or, Sanders has the majority of delegates, but the pragmatists insist on someone who is more “moderate” to appeal to “moderate” Democrats & disaffected “moderate” Republicans who hate DJT. Again, Bloomberg/Clinton. Clinton is the “balancer”, in this case to produce a possible female President & to bring in her cohort of Second Wave Feminists. Either way, Sanders, AOC, and the rest of The Squad, along with a massive chunk of the base, leave the convention & run Sanders as a third-party candidate. No idea on his running mate, but it can’t be anyone “moderate”. That wouldn’t be tolerated.

The resulting rupture could take years to heal, especially if DJT wins re-election. I doubt the admirable strict party discipline that unites & maintains the Party could easily undue that mess.

Steve Z
March 2, 2020 5:34 pm

AOC claims that rising sea levels would destroy $1 trillion in coastal real estate, but her plan would cost $93 trillion over 10 years. That’s only a 1.08% return on investment over 10 years, or 0.09% per year. What reasonable person would ever make such an investment?

But math is hard for a former bartender. She should go back to her bar and live off the tip jar.

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Steve Z
March 3, 2020 10:10 am

It won’t be anywhere near $1 trillion, because the sea level rise will be far below whatever alarmist crap she based that claim on. The real amount of damage due to sea level rise will probably not be significantly different from…

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Steve Z
March 3, 2020 10:14 am

And no, there IS NO “return” on that “investment.” It’s an “investment” of $93 Trillion over the next 10 years and supposedly heads off $1.5 Billion in imaginary “damages” that are expected to occur 80 years from now. That’s a massive loss on investment, not a “return” of anything. And that’s before we apply discounting for the time value of money.

Flight Level
March 2, 2020 5:34 pm

No chance to watch this till the end. The ensuing trauma would revoke my medical.

March 2, 2020 5:36 pm

I couldn’t make it through the first two seconds.

Reply to  Craig
March 2, 2020 8:01 pm

I couldn’t even bring myself to click. In fact, the image alone gives me the heebie jeebies.

Bob Meyer
March 2, 2020 5:47 pm

I expect politicians to say things grotesquely stupid but I would never have expected this from a bartender.

March 2, 2020 5:48 pm



The following goals and projects:
1.- Eliminating pollution and greenhouse gas emmisions as much as technological feasable
2.- By guaranteeing universal acces to clean water

Ehhh. Water vapor is a greenhouse gas. In fact, it’s responsible for 90% of the greenhouse effect.


March 2, 2020 5:55 pm

“Removing Greenhouse Gases from the atmosphere”.

Really? Without greenhouse gases in the atmosphere global temperatures would drop to -18°C and all plants would die because of the lack of food.

This Green New Deal just wants to remove all life from Earth. These are dangerous people indeedn.

Walter Sobchak
March 2, 2020 6:13 pm

She would be worthwhile to watch, if she were to wear a lot less clothing.

Bryan A
Reply to  Eric Worrall
March 3, 2020 7:02 am

Thanks Eric,
Now I’m going to have to sanitize my minds eye as well

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
March 3, 2020 10:15 am

And didn’t speak.

March 2, 2020 6:55 pm

‘Humans being tortured using poetry read by a green alien.’

Reminds me about those awful seventies deep meaningless films plays and sundry stoned arty farty poetry sessions when you were trying to be cool with a good looking hippie chick from uni and you were really just suffering the necessary preamble to getting into her pants. Didn’t take long to work out if they’re not into throwing a leg over the back of the mobike they’re not worth the hassle and let that be a lesson to you young blokes.

David Stone
March 2, 2020 9:35 pm

I think she lifted that from The Three Amigos. Reminds me of the speech made by the great Lucky Day at El Guapos fortress.

March 2, 2020 11:05 pm

The only reason I would follow her is to make sure she jumped off the cliff she is heading to.

Steve Case
March 2, 2020 11:33 pm

The “Green New Deal” is certainly stupid. But AOC isn’t, I think she knows exactly who her audience is and she knows exactly what she is doing.

March 3, 2020 6:57 am

I just spent $300 getting my laptop repaired, no darn way I’ll hit the play button on that video.

March 3, 2020 6:19 pm

I’m saving the video for St Patrick’s Day. If I’m going to be throwing up anyway…

March 3, 2020 9:36 pm

Ok I watched the whole thing. It was painful but I admit I hadn’t ever taken the time to learn anything about it. It’s a cool story, needs more dragons but you’ve got to admit it sounds awesome.

IF any of it was real.

All throughout there are a couple of terms that are repeated. One is “as far as technologically feasible” which means most of it will never happen.

The other is “providing it doesn’t disadvantage anyone” which means none of it will ever happen.

I wonder if the great rousing speeches Mr Kim gives to his devoted serfs in the DPRK are similar to this without the climate sob story.

Even if the total financial cost of it could be estimated and I dispute that it’s even possible to do that much, the technological feasibility is so far removed from reality it would never happen.

Also there is no way this is an original piece of thought from AOC. This comes from further up the food chain.

March 5, 2020 1:25 pm

AOC will be lucky to hold her seat . The raw deal she was reading is going no where .

Johannes S. Herbst
March 15, 2020 7:16 pm

Happy USA! The NGD will never happen for them. Unfortunately, it will happen to the EU. The new EU leader Ursula von der Leyen has proclaimed that a NGD with costs of 3 Trillion Euros will be implemented. Just as former Bavarian politican Franz Joseph Strauß said: It must get worse before it gets better.

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