Friday, June 4, 2021

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez

A.K.A. AOC



This is: A weekly column consisting of letters to my perspicacious progeny. I write letters to my grandkids and my great-grandkids — the Stickies — to advise them and haunt them after they've become grups and/or I'm deleted.

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Erratically Appearing Hallucinatory Guest Star: Dana — A Gentlereader  

"I wake up every day, and I'm a Puerto Rican girl from the Bronx. Every single day." -Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


Dear (eventual) Grandstickies and Great-Grandstickies (and Gentlereaders),

On Memorial Day this year, I found myself culling outdated news stories (olds stories?) I'd placed in the e-folder where I set aside articles that might inspire a column. 

A couple-three articles were about the apparent case of PTSD inflicted on the inspirational young congressperson from New York City, Alexandra Ocasio- Cortez (AOC), when a band of Viking-led insurrectionists attempted to overthrow the currently disunited United States of America.

{Ain't she the one that successfully led the effort to stop Amazon from building a facility near her congressional district that would've created 40,000 jobs?}

Yeah, Dana, why?

{No reason.}   

Anyways, it reminded me that there are all sorts of heroes we should remember on Memorial day, not just the 1,100,000+ soldiers who died fighting in systemically racist America's wars.

{Oh yeah?}

Oh yeah. Take AOC for example. Traumatized by last January's insurrection she's now in therapy, and yet continues representing her constituents as their Swamp Delegate in the House of Representatives


According to the article linked to above, which is from the cleverly disguised Business Insider — a Wokie website that covers all sorts of topics including an occasional article about business — on 1/6/21 when all hell broke loose in D.C., she hid in a bathroom when the mob broke into the Capitol building, many chanting her name.
 
According to the article, which reports that according to a different article on the Independent website, AOC, speaking on a radio show (Latino USA), said that...

Why are you laughing, Dana?

{No reason, guess I'm just in a good mood, go 'head.}

She said that "the insurrection was deeply traumatizing for many members of Congress, who effectively 'served in war'." 

Dana, stop it, what's wrong with you? 

{I'm sorry, what else did she say?}  

Well, let's see... Oh, okay, "After the 6th, I took some time and it was really [Delegate] Ayanna Pressley when I explained to her what happened to me, like the day of, because I ran to her office and she was like, 'you need to recognize trauma'...". My emphasises. 


{May I ask a question?}

Sure. 

{Why did you render the likes above in bold?}

As part of a good faith effort on my part to point out that inserting too many likes into a conversation can make any given he/she/they sound like their vocabulary stopped expanding when they were like, 16, while trying not to, like, inadvertently trigger anyone.

{Right. I have another question. Is it true that Ms. AOC wasn't in the Capitol Building at the time of the Viking-led insurrection?} 

Well, while technically correct that's highly misleading! This article from the Associated Press tells the whole story. In fact, in the Instagram Live video she posted outlining the horrific story for her follower's edification she said... well, here's a quote from the article.

“For you all to know, there’s the Capitol Hill complex,” she told her Instagram followers. “But members of Congress, except for, you know, the speaker and other very, very high ranking ones, don’t actually work in a building with the dome. There’s buildings like right next to the dome, and that’s where our actual offices are.” My emphasis again.

A building with the dome?

{The Capitol Building, don't be a jagoff!}

To be factual, Ms. AOCs office is actually across the street from the Capitol Building, but it was evacuated by a downright rude and disrespectful Capitol Police officer who frightened Ms. AOC. 

{Gave her a case of the vapors?}

Look, she was in her office and minding her own when he banged on the door and she hid in the toilet bathroom. She heard him yell, "Where is she?" She came out after her legislative director told her it was a cop. He didn't announce himself, appeared to be angry, and told them they needed to go to another building. 

Also, he didn't say exactly where they should go or escort them there, which made Ms. AOC feel unsafe. 

{You think he might've been preoccupied with evacuating the building? I wonder why they didn't like, just ask him?}


Addendum: On a related note...

The Viking mentioned above, Jacob Chansley — aka, Jake Angley, the QAnon Shamon — didn't actually lead a merry band of wackadoos into the Capitol Building, or the office building across the street, on 1/6/21. No leader has been discovered and no guns were rounded up and displayed for the cameras like the way they are after a drug bust. No bombs needed to be safely detonated. No zip ties were found and all but one casualty died from natural causes.

Mr. Chansley has been denied bail and is locked up while awaiting trial lest he flees to Norway. So are a bunch of others.  

Richard Barnet, the guy that secured his 15 minutes of fame posing for a picture while sitting at Nancy Pelosi's desk, got out on bail in April. He's charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct, and possessing a dangerous or deadly weapon — a walking stick that also can be used as a stun gun, that had no batteries. 

Finally, the officer that killed Ashli Babbitt, the Air Force veteran shot while climbing through a broken window during the melee has been cleared, and never identified.

Poppa loves you,
Have an OK day


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