Awful Senator Dresses Down Brainwashed Kids [Updated x2]
[guest post by JVW]
Dana found us the full video on YouTube so that we don’t have to watch it piecemeal on Tommy Christopher’s Twitter feed. Thanks Dana!
Thanks to commenter E Plummer who points us to a series of six video Tweets from Tommy Christopher which show a roughly thirteen-minute exchange between the students and the Senator. Because it is a series of Tweets, I won’t embed them here, but you can follow them via the link.
Let me admit forthrightly that Sen. Feinstein is actually pleasant in her initial encounter with the kids, offers to get them copies of her own proposed environmental legislation, then tells them rather bluntly that the AOC Green New Deal is unaffordable and can’t pass the Senate (video clip 1). She says she is still open to voting yes on the GND, and then she starts getting testy with the kids’ constant recitation of the talking points that have been drilled into their young minds of mush (video clip 2). A big chunk of the original video in this post was taken from this second clip.
Her aide then brings her copies of the environmental plan she supports. The woman or young teen girl who is filming challenges the Senator in what I thought was a respectful and friendly way to give her “elevator pitch” for how she would sell her own legislation, and the Senator answers in a way that leads me to believe that she has no frickin’ clue as to what is in her legislation. Big surprise there. A young lady, who appears to be older than the students and might be a representative of the environmental organization or perhaps even a parent then makes an impassioned plea once again for the Senator’s support, and here’s where the Senator delivers her icy “you should run for the Senate” line (video clip 3).
She then shoos the students out of her office, claiming that she has another scheduled meeting to attend. They make their final whiney entreaties to her and by now she seems done with them (video clip 4). Finally, in the last two video clips she speaks with one of the parents who says that she was a little girl when Feinstein was first elected (ouch!), and the Senator offers an internship to a young minority woman who probably looked around the office and noticed that everyone else present was as white as Gavin Newsom, the rest of the student advocates included (video 5). In the final video some patronizing white guy in a suit says to the camera in chipper voice “I’m a big backpacker, so I’m environmentally conscious!” What a riot (video 6).
So after watching the full thing, OK, I formally dial-back some of my criticism of Senator Feinstein. And even a big old softie like me (hardy-har-har) has to admit that the damn kids were unbearable, though again I place the fault squarely on the adults who are scaring the young ‘uns shitless with environmental doom and gloom rather than on the kids themselves. I still think the Senator was dissembling here: she begins in video 1 by saying that the GND is “unaffordable,” but then walks that back and pretends that the only reason it won’t pass is because of the mean ol’ Republicans and not because it is a cosmically stupid plan. And I could certainly do without her “I just got elected by a margin of one million votes” as if that somehow turned her into an all-seeing seer whose judgement dare not be questioned. Still, she was more patient with them than I had originally believed, and I do acknowledge that this was indeed a case where I would have been advised to wait for the full accounting of the meeting before attempting to characterize it. Consider me duly chastened.
This video is painful. A bunch of cute school kids — I’m not great with guessing ages but I’ll say ranging from 8 to 17 years old — paid a visit to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office to implore her to get behind the insipid Green New Deal. The tykes and teens are earnest and attractive — not unlike our own Delightfully Clueless Socialist Congresswoman Niece — but have clearly been brainwashed by adults into believing this whole Henny-Penny-the-sky-is-falling line of apocalyptic bullshit so popular with the far left these days. And the old biddy Senator, instead of patiently and kindly explaining to them that they are being used as pawns in a nefarious political agenda, pulls out her “how dare you not cower in awe in the presence of a United States Senator” attitude and hectors them on their insolence. It’s painful to watch, but here it is:
Holy shit! This “sunrise movement” is flagrantly brainwashing very young children into the extreme left and @SenFeinstein just shut them down hard! Wow.
I wish more Democrats were like this in public. She couldn’t have staged a better video if she tried. pic.twitter.com/gwjcFU7Bbu
— Boomieleaks (@notwokieleaks) February 22, 2019
Wasn’t that just awful? The ugly sense of grandeur displayed by our state’s (very) senior Senator as she blithely informs these kids — her constituents (I think this takes place in San Francisco) — that she just won reelection and therefore doesn’t have to listen to them absolutely astonishes me, even though I have had the Senator’s number for quite some time now.
If she weren’t senile and crotchety, Senator Feinstein might have invited these students to sit down. Then, in a pleasant and helpful tone, she might have told them that they had been fed an entirely one-sided view of the alleged environmental peril we face, and that they had also been led astray with respect to the supposed popularity of these dumb proposals. (On the other hand, these kids do live in San Francisco, so their worldview is painfully limited anyway.) She could have explained how there are necessary tradeoffs to enacting stringent environmental protections, and that their generation will be called upon to pay for those protections in the form of higher prices for goods, higher tax rates, more regulation, and diminished opportunities as compared to previous generations. She could have pointed out that unless the large developing countries like China and India agree to radically change their environmental policies, the steps that the U.S. would take aren’t going to amount to much in terms of healing the world. And, finally, she could have challenged them to broaden their horizons beyond the doom-and-gloom prophecies of the radical greens, and seek out other opinions and ideas for cleaning up the planet that don’t involve government control of all aspects of our life.
But no. This shrewish old harpy, full of unearned self-regard and certain of her indispensability, treated the kids to a harangue on her electoral successes and her bona fides as a progressive friend of the planet. Perhaps if the students had thought to present their proposals as a way for Richard Blum to profit handsomely from their plans she would have embraced their agenda and made it her own. In any case, we were presented with a sad spectacle of a bunch of young kids who have had their callow minds warped by campfire tales of environmental devastation making distressed pleas to an elected official who long ago concluded that she has better things to do than listen to the common folk, especially those who don’t yet vote. Fie on her, and fie on those adults to have drilled their nonsense into the next generation’s developing minds and convinced them they don’t need to observe rules of decorum when they are feeling self-righteous.
Looks like a whole lot of right-wing Twitter disagrees with me and wants to give three cheers to the Senator for putting the kids in their place. I’m interested in what you guys think of this.JVW (54fd0b) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:27 pm
“I have seven grandkids.”
Jeeze, lady, I sure feel sorry for them.JVW (54fd0b) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:29 pm
In a terrible Sheldon Cooper-like voice…
“Sarcasm?”Jeff Lebowski (395577) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:29 pm
I’m actually sympathetic with Feinstein on this, getting ambushed by a gaggle of young, disrespectful brainwashed twats. But the blue-on-blue head-butting is always entertaining.Paul Montagu (0eb929) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:35 pm
Dianne Feinstein did a much better job than she is given credit for running the City of San Francisco during a terrible time (starting with the aftermath of both Jonestown and Moscone’s death, running through the worst of the AIDS epidemic). She will always have my respect for that.
But what we forget is that she was one of the leaders of the *conservative* wing of the Board of Supervisors back at a time when there were sill conservatives (she was White’s ally, not Moscone’s), and she’s really never been a progressive.
Still, in some elections she was the better choice; in others, she wasn’t.
Either way — her time has passed. She should not have run last year.aphrael (e0cdc9) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:36 pm
She doesn’t appear to be amenable to photo opps…Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:38 pm
If the young activists really wanted to persuade the senior Senator, they should’ve followed her to a restaurant and then screamed at her while she was tucking into some cioppino and Chardonnay.Paul Montagu (0eb929) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:38 pm
(now that i’ve watched the video) — wow. what a terrible way to treat a bunch of kids.
i value kindness and compassion pretty highly, and she showed none of it here.aphrael (e0cdc9) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:38 pm
She doesn’t appear to be amenable to photo opps…
Yeah. She would probably look better if she let her hair go white and lost the cheerleader hairdo.JVW (54fd0b) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:39 pm
i value kindness and compassion pretty highly, and she showed none of it here.
Thanks. I’m pleased that I’m not alone on that.
What about my fellow right-wingers? What do you think?JVW (54fd0b) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:40 pm
Thanks to DiFi, handsy Uncle Joe has a template for his “I decided not to run (until they’re desperate enough to draft me at the Convention) speech”.urbanleftbehind (f2fd8b) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:41 pm
She didn’t need to put the kids in their place.
She should have chastised whomever decided to use these little tykes as unwitting pawns for virtue signaling.
She’s going to take a lot of flak for this and will end up apologizing.harkin (e15868) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:44 pm
She should have chastised whomever decided to use these little tykes as unwitting pawns for virtue signaling.
Exactly. But those are actual voters — or even more to the point, actual donors.JVW (54fd0b) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:47 pm
I enjoyed it. Feinstein should have told them no more car rides for you. Start walking punks. And the teacher should be banned from being within 100 ft. of a child. What a education system having these kids act with no respect and showing complete idiocy.mg (7e0e37) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:48 pm
“I’ve got a “new green deal” for all of you and your parents. One way airline tickets to Guyana. Now you kids get the Hell out of my office!”
— Dianne FeinsteenColonel Haiku (2601c0) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:51 pm
Sunrise Movement 🌅
This is how
reacted to children asking her to support the #GreenNewDeal resolution — with smugness + disrespect.
This is a fight for our generation’s survival. Her reaction is why young people desperately want new leadership in Congress.
Sunrise Movement 🌅
and all Senators to co-sponsor
@SenMarkey’s #GreenNewDeal resolution.
Sign the petition today — young people w/
are delivering it to offices around the country Monday and Tuesday:
It’s gonna be 🔥🔥🔥 when one of these kids runs against the 100+, 8-term senior Senator from California
Right on the Left Coast
The world is ending in 12 years. They need to be 30 to run for the Senate. Won’t have a chance 😂😂
Deke Shipp, SMDH
This was a disgraceful charade and y’all should be ashamed of yourselves. Coaching kids and feeding them lines is gross. Who had more of an opportunity to learn in that situation? The Senator or the children? You deprived them of a meaningful interaction with a role model.
You used children as props, if you were truly informed you wouldn’t have pulled this stunt.
ranklin Harrisharkin (e15868) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:52 pm
Children not old enough to ride the tilt a whirl should definitely be shaping complex policy issues
On the other hand, November of 1978 probably made this harpie indestructible.urbanleftbehind (f2fd8b) — 2/22/2019 @ 4:55 pm
I think what we witnessed is the indoctrination of the future communist party and the total decline of an education system.mg (7e0e37) — 2/22/2019 @ 5:03 pm
I need to see the entire video. Have we learned nothing?felipe (023cc9) — 2/22/2019 @ 5:08 pm
I need to see the entire video. Have we learned nothing?
I suppose in theory there could exist raw footage that shows Sen. Feinstein being pleasant, friendly, and accommodating to the students, and only starting to grew tetchy after they have spent 10 minutes in her office whining that she was going to be killing the planet.
But I kind of doubt it.JVW (54fd0b) — 2/22/2019 @ 5:16 pm
The only thing missing is handing the kids blue plastic bags and zip-ties while pointing at political opponents and screeching like D Sutherland.harkin (e15868) — 2/22/2019 @ 5:23 pm
Like bane said at the beginning of the dark knight rises ‘that comes later’,Narciso (99ab86) — 2/22/2019 @ 5:40 pm
old di fi was wondering… how did these kids not get aborted….mg (7e0e37) — 2/22/2019 @ 5:43 pm
George Murphy was also 68 when he left office,Narciso (99ab86) — 2/22/2019 @ 5:52 pm
Heh.Dana (023079) — 2/22/2019 @ 6:01 pm
If I’m a Republican Senator I’m filing a bill calling for a study of how inculcating a sense of environmental disaster in young children might lead them to anxiety and depression in their teen and adult years.JVW (54fd0b) — 2/22/2019 @ 6:02 pm
Hopefully these kids will treasure and remember this moment the rest of their lives as a glimpse of what our elected officials are really like.Kishnevi (c5227a) — 2/22/2019 @ 6:09 pm
Hopefully these kids will be pumping gas instead of playing God.mg (7e0e37) — 2/22/2019 @ 6:25 pm
Eisenhower opposed Project Apollo; Goldwater chastised it, too.
“Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant.” – Kirk [Shatner] ‘Star Trek III’ 1984DCSCA (797bc0) — 2/22/2019 @ 6:29 pm
Just have em stay off my lawn.mg (7e0e37) — 2/22/2019 @ 6:37 pm
Congratulations to Virgin Galactic and young Beth Moses, VG’s first test passenger, for officially reaching space and earning her astronaut wings.
Outstanding job, kids.DCSCA (797bc0) — 2/22/2019 @ 6:48 pm
Eisenhower opposed Project Apollo; Goldwater chastised it, too.
Noted lefty Carl Sagan said that we accomplished nothing by putting a man on the moon that we couldn’t have accomplished by sending a probe with a robot arm up there. And all the progressives who have said “we can put a man on the moon but we can’t [insert some progressive priority here]” seem to think that the Apollo program took valuable resources away from social needs. So it’s not just Republicans who wondered about the efficacy of the moon landings.
But how all that relates to allowing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ed Markey, and a bunch of San Francisco schoolchildren to dictate economic policy for the next decade is to me tenuous at best, DCSCA, even by your own threadjacking standards.JVW (54fd0b) — 2/22/2019 @ 7:03 pm
IIRC During the same period American women spent more on nail polish and lipstick than the govt. did on the Apollo program.
And if Carl Sagan didn’t understand the different accomplishments in the theoretic and engineering processes of sending men to the moon and returning them safely to earth vs sending a robotic arm then he wasn’t as smart as his rep.
I still remember a poster in the local head shop back in the early 70s, a mock newspaper front page with a photo of an astronaut standing on the moon and the giant headline SO WHAT? It was the perfect poster for the sedentary, navel-gazing subset of bake-os.harkin (e15868) — 2/22/2019 @ 7:48 pm
It’s the difference between a drone strike casirectes from Nevada to a full manned squadron.
But the green new deal is like back to old canvas turboprops.Narciso (2b7664) — 2/22/2019 @ 7:51 pm
The teacher person was so awful she made DiFi look pleasant. Who is this woman, and why is she there with a bunch of brainwashed kids? What a terrible person.
Just plain nuts.Patricia (3363ec) — 2/22/2019 @ 8:10 pm
“Noted lefty Carl Sagan said that we accomplished nothing by putting a man on the moon that we couldn’t have accomplished by sending a probe with a robot arm up there. ”
I think you’re mixing up his opinion of the space shuttle. And you’re misrepresenting that.
“And if Carl Sagan didn’t understand the different accomplishments in the theoretic and engineering processes of sending men to the moon and returning them safely to earth vs sending a robotic arm then he wasn’t as smart as his rep.”
I have good news for you.Davethulhu (e458f4) — 2/22/2019 @ 8:13 pm
@32. Threadjack? “Young minds, fresh ideas. Be tolerant.” I’ll just bet you liked Ike, too. ;-).
@36. Missed the Sagan candidacy and his stint as President, didn’t we? 😉 JFK’s Wiesner wasn’t keen on it; Mondale railed against it. Methods and procedures were debated at length before LOR was settled upon. The engineers versus the scientists was–and even today, is- always in play [drove Shoemaker to resign] but then, the politics prevailed. It’s well documented.DCSCA (797bc0) — 2/22/2019 @ 8:37 pm
I dont know what to think about this particular Feinstein pander (pardon the source, but at least its not Gawker’s Splinter): http://sfbayview.com/2015/08/1984-confederate-flag-of-slavery-taken-down-from-san-francisco-civic-center-3-times/urbanleftbehind (f2fd8b) — 2/22/2019 @ 8:53 pm
@38. 1984?!? Wasn’t blackface still all the rage on campus awwwwway back then? Let’s check the yearbooks!DCSCA (797bc0) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:00 pm
I suspect the Workers Vanguard left out some explanatory details. Or perhaps invented some. That juror who gsve $20 to the cause, for instance.
Still, doing the deed in a Union army uniform is probably a bit of stagecraft the Left of 2019 can only imitate, not emulate.Kishnevi (b7169d) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:03 pm
My favorite Carl Sagan story:
https://www.networkworld.com/article/2160066/wireless/yes–carl-sagan-once-sued-apple-for-libel.htmlMunroe (1b112d) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:07 pm
I liked Feinstein’s performance here, but JVW’s description had me laughing out loud. Great post! Just hilarious.Patterico (115b1f) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:11 pm
More seriously, I entirely agree with felipe that we need to see the whole video. And to me, the notion that she is being Mean to the Kids is the whole point of this cynical set-up. She knew this interaction was being taped and that it was destined for the Internet and she was speaking to the know-nothings out in the world more than she was directly addressing this poor political pawns posing as children.Patterico (115b1f) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:17 pm
And her telling the 16-year-old “You didn’t vote for me” is absolutely classic.
You know, I’m glad I voted for her — something that non-Californians will find to be appalling evidence of my supposed drift leftward, but that actual Californians who saw our actual choice in the actual general election immediately understand.Patterico (115b1f) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:19 pm
Well who provided the video, I imagine they edited in classic Covington manner.Narciso (2b7664) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:24 pm
“but that actual Californians who saw our actual choice in the actual general election immediately understand.”
Patterico (115b1f) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:19 pm
I think Trump voters understand this quite well.Munroe (b21157) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:31 pm
She should have just told the kids the stark facts on how many third world people will die from respiratory illnesses if they revert to burning wood for heat and cooking instead of fossil fuels and that renewables at this time have no chance of filling that gap.
She could also tell them that nuclear is as vital as it is clean, something the new Lefty greenies will start hissing at.harkin (e15868) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:31 pm
I’m on Dianne’s side. A serenade appropriate to the occasion.nk (dbc370) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:43 pm
“Scientists constantly get clobbered with the idea that we spent 27 billion dollars on the Apollo programs and are asked, ‘What more do you want?’ We didn’t spend it; it was done for political reasons… Apollo was a response to the Bay of Pigs fiasco and the successful orbital flight of Yuri Gagarin. President Kennedy’s objective was not to find out the origin of the moon by the end of the decade; rather it was to put a man on the moon and bring him back, and we did that.” – Carl Sagan, Science Digest, 6/79.
You know- “nothing,” eh, Carl.DCSCA (797bc0) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:57 pm
@44. Yep. This will be her last hurrah, anyway.DCSCA (797bc0) — 2/22/2019 @ 9:59 pm
This twitter thread shows a more complete picture of the encounter.E Plummer (99ff95) — 2/22/2019 @ 10:18 pm
If you teach a child what others agree with, it’s called education. If you disagree with what they’re taught, it’s invariably labeled “brainwashing.”Tillman (61f3c8) — 2/22/2019 @ 10:55 pm
And her telling the 16-year-old “You didn’t vote for me” is absolutely classic
Yeah, it’s kind-of implying, you didn’t vote for me, so you don’t count. So shut up. How endearing.Tillman (61f3c8) — 2/22/2019 @ 10:56 pm
The complete video is up on YouTube here.Dana (023079) — 2/22/2019 @ 11:12 pm
The complete video is up on YouTube here.
Ugh, naturally, just as soon as I have put in a long-winded UPDATE linking to the Tommy Christopher tweets.JVW (54fd0b) — 2/22/2019 @ 11:17 pm
OK guys, I love elevator guy at the very end.
Elevator Guy: I’m a big backpacker, so I’m environmentally conscious!JVW (54fd0b) — 2/22/2019 @ 11:26 pm
Camera Gal: So would you encourage her to vote “yes” then?
Elevator Guy: I can’t offer my political opinion. [said with a look of complete insincerity]
Camera Gal: Backpacking is going to be [inaudible] in a catastrophic event. . .
Elevator Guy: [in a weirdly chipper tone] I know!
If you teach a child what others agree with, it’s called education. If you disagree with what they’re taught, it’s invariably labeled “brainwashing.”
If you teach them one side of an issue and convince them that side is righteous and shall not be challenged, then it’s indoctrination.JVW (54fd0b) — 2/22/2019 @ 11:31 pm
You made my day, nk.mg (7e0e37) — 2/23/2019 @ 3:09 am
the closing is perfect.
Video evidence of Liberal Indoctrination folksWompWomp (493b9b) — 2/23/2019 @ 4:48 am
Feinstein would be the clear choice over de Leon. But after seeing what she tried to pull with Kavanaugh just a couple of months before casting that vote, the continuous throwing up in my mouth I’d anticipate would force me to steer clear.Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 2/23/2019 @ 5:01 am
Here’s a post with the entire video, in 5 bites, felipe:
https://hotair.com/archives/2019/02/22/sen-feinstein-tells-green-new-deal-proponents-including-kids-doesnt-respond-pressure-tactics/Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 2/23/2019 @ 6:15 am
Whoops, didn’t see the update at the top…Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 2/23/2019 @ 6:16 am
No way in hwll would I vote for her:
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/the-week-in-pictures-berniemania-edition.phpNarciso (dff1d2) — 2/23/2019 @ 6:21 am
“If you teach them one side of an issue and convince them that side is righteous and shall not be challenged, then it’s indoctrination.”
The best teachers show a child how to think, not what to think.harkin (e15868) — 2/23/2019 @ 6:54 am
They are clearly are not doing the former. Ots not on their interest to do so.Narciso (dff1d2) — 2/23/2019 @ 6:59 am
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) broke a two-year partisan deadlock Thursday night to approve a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Louisiana.
Top Department of Energy (DOE) officials said this was a major breakthrough that will alleviate a growing problem for U.S. energy producers — a lack of export infrastructure……..
…….The Calcasieu Pass LNG export terminal is the first such project to get FERC approval in two years. Republican FERC commissioners Neil Chatterjee, the chairman and Bernard McNamee worked with Democrat Cheryl LaFleur to hash out an agreement to get her support.
Chatterjee and McNamee needed LaFleur’s vote to approve Calcasieu Pass, which they secured after working out a new approach to account for greenhouse gas emissions from the export facility……
…….FERC’s other Democratic commissioner Richard Glick opposed the terminal, arguing his colleagues were “deliberately ignoring the consequences that its actions have for climate change.”
The commission’s environmental review of Calcasieu Pass found the facility would emit roughly 3.9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year — about 0.07 percent of total U.S. emissions.
Brouillette argued that while an individual LNG export terminal would emit greenhouse gases, it would help lower global emissions because countries want gas as an alternative to coal.
“To the extent that LNG is displacing coal around the world, we think the impact is going to be positive,” Brouillette said.
Brouillette also stressed the geopolitical implications of LNG exports and the role energy could play in President Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
“These are decisions that impact the president’s ability to make foreign policy decisions,” Brouillette told TheDCNF. “We get to assist Poland, we get to assist Lithuania, we get to assist the Baltic states.”
http://tennesseestar.com/2019/02/23/trump-admin-ecstatic-with-late-night-deal-that-broke-deadlock-over-natural-gas-exports/harkin (e15868) — 2/23/2019 @ 7:05 am
Uncle links to the 404 error page from Donald Trump’s website.nk (dbc370) — 2/23/2019 @ 7:22 am
Shes all in on the skydragon:
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/dave-begley-live-from-council-bluffs-3.phpNarciso (dff1d2) — 2/23/2019 @ 7:35 am
67 – saw that recently – that might be triggering for Team Woke.
https://www.donaldjtrump.com/404harkin (2fa2ca) — 2/23/2019 @ 8:23 am
OT/ I was watching (finally) the 2019 SOTU speech on C-SPAN. I laughed at how AOC begins chanting “USA, USA, USA!” Catches herself at it and stops, shaking her head at her mental lapse. Look at the 45:55 mark.felipe (023cc9) — 2/23/2019 @ 8:54 am
I understand that the final draft of her New Green Deal includes free tuition for the Electoral College.nk (dbc370) — 2/23/2019 @ 9:16 am
But not for the College of Cardinals.nk (dbc370) — 2/23/2019 @ 9:17 am
She’s a Yankees fan.nk (dbc370) — 2/23/2019 @ 9:20 am
No doubt that if the GND passes we’ll see record enrollment in the School of Hard Knocks.JVW (54fd0b) — 2/23/2019 @ 9:23 am
“If you don’t like the #GreenNewDeal, then come up with your own ambitious, on-scale proposal to address the global climate crisis,” Ocasio-Cortez said in a social media post.
“Until then, we’re in charge – and you’re just shouting from the cheap seats”:mg (7e0e37) — 2/23/2019 @ 9:45 am
would pay money to see the faces of DiFi and Pelosi after hearing this.
What’s the Spanish word for straitjacket?nk (dbc370) — 2/23/2019 @ 9:51 am
The humor of that bit is lessened by the fact that many ny intellectuals fall exactly for this idiocy. Castro Maduro arafat.Narciso (dff1d2) — 2/23/2019 @ 9:55 am
What happened 23 years ago tomorrow also isnt funny, was Papandreou a little too close to that caricature, sans fatiguesNarciso (dff1d2) — 2/23/2019 @ 10:06 am
Get out of town:
https://mobile.twitter.com/ClimateDepot/status/1099300138596601858Narciso (dff1d2) — 2/23/2019 @ 10:20 am
Rolling stone has still not retracted the smollett hoaxNarciso (dff1d2) — 2/23/2019 @ 10:25 am
Nobody in that room has any idea what the differences are between the GND and Feinstein’s resolution. It’s all about Making a Stand.Patterico (115b1f) — 2/23/2019 @ 11:26 am
I referred to it already, but still: this is the best comment of the thread:
Which takes nothing away from JVW’s amazing post.Patterico (115b1f) — 2/23/2019 @ 11:31 am
Nobody in that room has any idea what the differences are between the GND and Feinstein’s resolution. It’s all about Making a Stand.
The only moment where I really liked the protesters or advocates or whatever they may deem themselves is when the gal holding the camera respectfully asked the Senator for an “elevator pitch” on her bill. You would think that ought to be a pretty easy thing to do, were the Senator the least bit aware of what is being released by her office under her name, but of course the female version of Strom Thurmond immediately tries to change the subject away from the legislation (“read it, it’s all there”) because she has no clue what she is supporting and will have to wait until her staff tells her how she is to vote.JVW (54fd0b) — 2/23/2019 @ 11:34 am
And by the way, when the Senator had her staff go in and make a bunch of photocopies of the bill to be distributed, didn’t any of these green nitwits think to say, “Senator, let’s not waste paper. Can you just point us to where we can find the text of your bill online?”JVW (54fd0b) — 2/23/2019 @ 11:42 am
Did I really see a smirk?!?!Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 2/23/2019 @ 11:51 am
Yes, we need to see the entire video — so that we can better judge whether to side with an entitled and arrogant apparatchik or entitled and arrogant child demons.Munroe (94cb7e) — 2/23/2019 @ 11:55 am
well it came through tommy Christopher, so reason not to consider it whole:
http://www.thetower.org/7233-video-from-2009-emerges-showing-corbyn-expressing-sympathy-for-suicide-bombers/narciso (d1f714) — 2/23/2019 @ 12:08 pm
History never repeats…Colonel Haiku (2601c0) — 2/23/2019 @ 12:08 pm
I have met very few people who don’t indoctrinate their children. Most parents want a carbon copy of themselves.
Yeah, I was raised in a strict Church of Christ school. Open-mindedness was not one of their traits.Tillman (61f3c8) — 2/23/2019 @ 12:27 pm
But it’s all right now, in fact it’s a gas…
so now matt dowd, wants to ban the truth about the Smollett hoax, but nick searcy will have none of it,narciso (d1f714) — 2/23/2019 @ 12:27 pm
It is notable that Both of the most recent flips of the house of representatives were accomplished in spite of the winning party’s daffy bald bespectacled chairman:
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/431266-ex-rnc-chair-condemns-trumps-silence-on-alleged-domestic-terrorist?ampurbanleftbehind (f2fd8b) — 2/23/2019 @ 12:32 pm
Baby, if you got dineroColonel Haiku (2601c0) — 2/23/2019 @ 12:51 pm
I got my Camaro
I’m with the Baseball Crank on this. These kids (and their teachers) need to learn some civics and some civility. I’m sure that the person who taped the exchange thought that it would embarrass Feinstein, but I’m more embarrassed about those slogan-chanting kids and their enablers.Paul Montagu (0eb929) — 2/23/2019 @ 1:05 pm
Down thread in Baseball Crank’s Twitter post, some schmo says Diane F. carries a concealed weapon. For the sake of consistency, it better be the Roy Moore pea shooter revolver, nothing with a cartridge alliwed.urbanleftbehind (f2fd8b) — 2/23/2019 @ 1:55 pm
What could go wrong:Narciso (dff1d2) — 2/23/2019 @ 2:14 pm
85. Yes, yes, definitely an ageist smirk. She’s an ageist coot.nk (dbc370) — 2/23/2019 @ 3:33 pm