Just think of ‘midweek’ as the tallest hill on the roughest and fastest rollercoaster … and your car’s security bar just broke.
The Barmaid’s Tale Pt. 2:
These messages or so unclear. Biden is saying $400k a year is super wealthy and rich. You’re saying it’s Multi Multi Millionares and Billionares. I’m just trying to figure where the line is.
— David Herrmann (@herrmanndigital) September 15, 2021
It’s what they say it is from one moment to the next in order to arouse feelings over fact.
Be interesting to find out what the people waiting those tables and carrying those dress trains were paid last night.
— sheri s (@sisisis57) September 15, 2021
Hey, Sandy, if you’ve lost Slate…
When Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, alongside powerhouse designer Aurora James, walked up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night, a noticeable, yet succinct political message blared across the back of her soft, cream colored gown: TAX THE RICH.
This is not exactly a new cause for Ocasio-Cortez. In January 2019, for instance, she suggested that a marginal 70 percent tax rate could be imposed on the wealthiest Americans. But now she was bringing the message through the front door of one of the glitziest events of the year: the Met Gala…
In other words, the dress was intended to push the conversation about taxing the rich into a wealthy space, to confront the wealthy people where they live (or gala).
I don’t think it worked…
But Ocasio-Cortez is an elected official. She has tangible tools to work with, so a dress with a phrase on it (designed by a woman reportedly dating the son of billionaire Edgar Bronfman Jr., btw) is a bizarre choice…
The problem with AOC is that she’s a national figure who is actually supposed to be beholden to a local community. Her community is fighting for federal funds to recover from a hurricane RN – right across the bridge – and she’s at a wealthy tax write off talking about her dress.
— Comorienne 🇰🇲 (@_ShamGod) September 14, 2021
If anything, Ocasio-Cortez’s dress featuring what has, at this point, become a “regurgitated Twitter talking point,” felt more naive, or even passe, than iconoclastic. It’s one thing to demand higher taxes on the wealthy; it’s another to believe that moving among the upper class will convince them to welcome a substantive tax cut. It’s also woefully inconsistent with the world outside of the Met, the one that has given Ocasio-Cortez her power…
But, alas, much of the political gestures that occur on a publicly, well-funded stage are empty. Like most other outfits with writing at the gala (yes, there were more), Ocasio-Cortez’s dress is a superficial demonstration meant to capture attention. In that way, it’s a win. But when it comes to manifesting tangible outcomes for constituents, I find it difficult to believe that a slew of wealthy celebs will do more than fawn over the congresswoman’s slogan-dress and, just by being near her, think that’s enough to signal that they are on board…
Not to worry, however. Slate writer Julia Craven is not against what AOC’s message was on the ass-end of her dress, or what her radical communist agenda is for America. It’s just that it has not yet been physically run-through America and Americans. Perhaps Sandy and her dressmaker should have better written “EAT THE RICH” in drippy red lettering font.
AOC’s always struck me as one of those dems that will eventually be found not to have paid taxes in the hundreds of thousands. Give her time.
Welcome to inFlATion:
As the limo-commie elites try to force you to understand/accept that they’re not “rich” rich, are you enjoying inflation, and the more than $3.5 trillion they insist must be spent by the government after collecting it from your paycheck? Oh, AOC and “The View” hens demand “TAX THE RICH” and then define and redefine who they say are ‘the rich’/”1%” … all the while refusing to understand basic realities of economics (even those who went to haughty Boston University and allegedly majored in economics). The “Multi Multi Millionaires and Billionaires” do not sweat your tax hikes and government-applied additional taxes on, say, oil companies. No, the companies and corporations simply hike their prices to consumers so we pay those taxes. And our stupid and arrogant Congress that seems to be cranking out trillions of dollars in spending bills every year is in the lead of driving our economy into the ground and destroying us. When trying to get people to understand that we are indeed in an inflation period this will give them a good clue of what that means…
Paul Steinhauser: Conservative group launches multi-million dollar push to derail Dems’ $3.5 trillion spending plan: Conservative group targets vulnerable representatives over Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending plan
Tyler Olson: Grassley, McConnell, adamant Republicans won’t help Dems raise debt limit: ‘Why are they coming to us?’: Schumer says he thinks GOP will eventually vote for debt ceiling increase but is ‘discussing all options’ if they don’t
Joseph Vazquez: BLACKOUT: Morning News Shows Ignore Skyrocketing Meat Prices
- The proposals include a 3% surtax on taxpayers earning more than $5 million a year. They would also raise the top marginal income tax rate to 39.6%.
- The plans would preserve the 3.8% net investment income tax and extend it to certain pass-through companies.
- The result is a top marginal federal income tax rate of 46.4%.
- The House plan is still a proposal and could change. Yet the combined rates for New York City would be among the highest in nearly 40 years.
Which brings us to…
California’s recall Gov. Newsom election results:
Paul Steinhauser , Ian Bishop: The No’s have it – Gov. Gavin Newsom survives in California recall election: Gavin Newsom will remain as California governor after surviving in Tuesday’s recall election
Trump received 6 million votes in CA in 2020
Recall only received 3 million votes yesterday
Millions of Republicans stayed home
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 15, 2021
The percentages of each party were exactly the same between election and recall. Don’t tell me that was just a coincidence. Something/ someone manipulated votes based on an algorithm and didn’t change setpoints.
— David Venters (@dgventers) September 15, 2021
Early reports from voters actually going to the polls in certain districts had voters complaining that when they got there to vote they were told they had already voted, when they did not … and most were republicans. And this is on top of earlier reports ahead of election day of loads of mail-in ballots being found in places where they should not have been in the possession of people who either should have known better or had no business having them. So, there’s that.
Louis Casiano: Los Angeles-area poll worker wearing Trump gear removed from voting site: Voters went to polls across California Tuesday for the recall election. … Actually, the proper move. You work the election polls, you do NOT wear anything with political messages. You are supposed to remain to be seen as neutral.
“Based on his response and reports that other workers had previously counseled him on this, he was released and is no longer working at the vote center,” officials said.
The spokesman said poll workers are not allowed to wear political attire while on duty. Typically, election workers help set up the polls, assist voters when signing in and issue and account for ballots.
But then, it’s the ones who don’t wear their politics on their sleeve that have been creating the “irregularities” in our elections.
Here’s how VOTER FRAUD works –
– They fine tune it..!
– They impliment it..!
– They just outright do it..!
– Deny it..!
– Have the media deny it..!
– Call the fraud a “conspiracy theory”
– Stall, stall, wait, & stall
– Divide us
– Counter-act all evidence
— Thomas OConnor 🇺🇲 Born ’62 🇺🇲 Only LEGAL VOTES (@TheyCallMeTomO1) September 15, 2021
Look, it’s California … the bulk of the people there enjoy their misery of no water, burning brush, rolling mudslides, corrupt public schools, massive influxes of criminal illegal aliens straining public services, unbelievable drug-addled homelessness running businesses out of its big cities, and poop-piled streets and sidewalks. I did not really put much positive hope into waking today to hear the brilliant Larry Elder is now governor of California.
Brandon Gillespie: LA Times celebrates Gavin Newsom’s recall win over ‘extremist, intolerant’ Larry Elder: ‘A sigh of relief’: ‘Voters evidently saw through the smokescreen … about how Newsom was responsible for every bad thing that has happened in California’
It was not voter fraud. It is California. They do not vote like normal people. The entire state can be on fire, and it is, and they are gonna vote for the Democrat.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) September 15, 2021
If the intellectually honest and fed-up Californians haven’t already moved out of that floundering state, they were either manipulated with the ballots or perhaps did not show up at the polls. I was looking deeper into the voting mechanism results to get a gauge on what to expect in the 2022 midterms in little more than a year. The GOP and others are hanging their collective egg basket on the GOP taking back majorities in the Senate and House. We know the 2020 presidential election was stolen. It would be even far easier to steal midterm elections than the POTUS election.
There’s “there” there in the 2020 auditing in states doing so, and it is being dug-up everyday … but that ship has sailed. That’s not a Hillary “What difference, at this point, does it make??” dismissive from me. Just the opposite. This continued auditing of 2020’s election irregularities (a very huge understatement) is just as necessary as finding out the facts and truth as to the complete origins of the Wuhan COVID19 virus pandemic that killed millions, sickened millions more, and horrifically disrupted lives and economies here and around the globe (Screw you, Bill Gates). The 2020 election steal was tantamount to Ash letting the damn alien onto the Nostromo…
We all knew Joe Biden was the brain termite-ridden Trojan horse of the leftist real shot-callers hiding within once he was let in the goddam door. And here we are.
~~Many thanks to Maggie and The Universal Spectator for reprint permission.