General Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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  1. Kneeblock

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    Lol we can save TR for another thread, but I have lots of thoughts. I think the thing is we live in republics for the most part. Direct democracy is useful sometimes, less useful in others. Agreed that it's elites usually driving the wheel no matter whether it's stoking/harnessing popular discontent or nullifying it.
     
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    Only America, brother.

    We've been doing that unsuccessfully for six thousand years. Maybe we should revisit the idea that the peasants can't be trusted to drive the wheel.
     
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    How do people who claim to want "common sense gun control" vote against that?

     
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    So what you’re saying is, i am wise
     
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    She likes to make hypothetical scenarios and get people to agree to them.

    AOC: "So, hypothetically speaking, if I take this kitchen knife and stab my neighbor in the back while he is mowing his lawn, I could kill him? Is that a fact?"

    Dumbfounded person talking to her: "Well, yeah."

    AOC: "And if I was really good about cleaning up my mess and disposing of all the evidence, without video evidence or an eye witness I could get away with my crime. Is that also true?"

    Dumbfounded person talking to her: "Well, yeah."

    AOC: "So you agree that if we had 24 hour video surveilance covering every square inch of American land from multiple angles, it would be much more difficult for me to get away with my crime?

    Dumbfounded person talking to her: "Well, yeah."

    AOC: "I forfeit the rest of my time. I think we all see that I've made my point here."
     
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    When I asked if she's for real I meant more in the sense that I thought everyone in the world knew that contracts are full of litigious clauses. I can't believe an elected official would bother to even ask such a stupid question.
     
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    @Kneeblock@Kneeblock admit I am wise! Are you up yet? I know almost 8am is early for a student
     
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    Everyone does know. "Read the fine print" and all that.

    But she likes to act like she is breaking new ground with all her revelations.

    She's the annoying person in board meetings making obvious statements just so she can hear her own voice. "We need to be more efficient. Let's not lose sight of that."

    I've known people like her.
    I hated them all with the heat of a thousand suns.
     
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    Bro, that's a lot of suns.
     
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    I've popped a blood vessel in my eye because someone just like AOC pissed me off so much in a meeting. The inside of my mouth was bleeding because I was literally biting my lip to keep from cussing her out.

    People like her drive me fucking nuts.
     
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    What's your issue?
     
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    Please see post 310.
     
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    I saw it after I posted.

    You are doing what's called the "is/ought fallacy" - she knows that contracts are full of litigious clauses. That's the point. She is getting people to state what 'is' with the clear intention of making the audience think that it 'ought not' to be. Hauler pointed out the potential (he's wrong in this case) problems with her line of questioning, but the issue is not that she doesn't understand what she is doing. Nor was her line of questioning actually disingenuous or fallacious as Hauler is trying to claim, it's perfectly reasonable.
     
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    I'm not trying to claim it.
    I am claiming it.

    If people can't read a fucking contract, that's their fault.

    If she wants to fix something, she should speak out about Rider Bills. There's plenty of crooked shit in politics. Prove you can keep your own house clean before you criticize other people's messes.
     
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    Is dirty hot and very focused when she hooks on to something......would love just one night with her, just one.....

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    I don’t ask for much in this world but I’m gonna ask for this, thank you very much
     
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    So it's your stated opinion that when people sign contracts they have no idea what might lurk in the paperwork before them and it's only because of her revelation that people will realize it's immoral?
     
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    Heard a great line from Billions that applies here. Women don’t like sexual panhandlers.
     
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