Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Dress at Met Gala 2021 Says 'Tax the Rich' | PEOPLE.com

  

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Dress at Met Gala 2021 Says 'Tax the Rich' | PEOPLE.com
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her debut appearance at the Met Gala on Monday, wearing a white gown by Brother Vellies with the political slogan "Tax the Rich" splashed across the back

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The Democratic congresswoman made her first appearance at the Costume Institute Gala on Monday night

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez decided to send a bold message with her fashion at the 2021 Met Gala.

The Democratic congresswoman, 31, made her debut appearance at the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum on Monday, wearing a white gown by Brother Vellies with the political slogan "Tax the Rich" splashed across the back in red lettering.

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She completed the outfit with a pair of red shoes and a bag also bearing the same words.

"It's really about having a real conversation," Ocasio-Cortez told reporters about the inspiration behind the statement. "It's about fairness and equity in our system and I think that this conversation is particularly relevant."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Credit: Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty

"I would not be here if it wasn't with Aurora as a designer," she continued. "Aurora James, she started off just a couple years ago with three grand in her pockets at the fleas selling her works and now she's here at the Met Gala. And that is the story of our city, it's the story of who should be centered, especially as a Black woman, immigrant designer in an industry where that is severely underrepresented. If we were going to do this, it was to bust the door open and bring people to the Met."

Speaking on the potential backlash to her attendance at the Met Gala, the New York representative said, "I think I'm kind of at the point where no matter what I do, if I wake up in the morning, there's going to be someone who has something to say about that. So at the very least, what we should do is act in our integrity and do things with intention and purpose."

James, the founder and creative director of Brother Vellies, also opened up about the design to Vogue, saying, "We can never get too comfortable in our seats at the table once they've been given," she said. "We must always continue to push ourselves, push our colleagues, push the culture and push the country forward."

She added, "Fashion is changing, America is changing. And as far as this theme goes, I think Alexandria and I are a great embodiment of the language fashion needs to consider adding to the general lexicon as we work towards a more sustainable, inclusive, and empowered future."

As PEOPLE previously reported, the annual gala is enforcing a COVID-19 vaccination mandate and mask requirement after being postponed (the 2020 Met Gala was canceled).

"Currently, all attendees at The Met Gala on September 13 must provide proof of full vaccination and will also be expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking," a spokesperson for The Met confirmed to PEOPLE in August. "We will update these guidelines as needed."

The Metropolitan Museum of Art confirmed in April that the annual fashion fete would be back — in two parts.

The museum's next exhibition will include a series of events celebrating American fashion. Part one, titled In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, will debut on Sept. 18, 2021 and run through Sept. 5, 2022 to "celebrate The Costume Institute's 75th anniversary and explore a modern vocabulary of American fashion," the release states.

Part two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, will open on May 5, 2022 and "will explore the development of American fashion by presenting narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces." It will also close on Sept. 5, 2022.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    3 days ago

AOC made a fashion statement at the Met Gala...

 
 
 
squiggy
Freshman Quiet
1.1  squiggy  replied to  JBB @1    3 days ago

In my wildest dream, I couldn't have envisioned this degree of hypocrisy - nor it being celebrated so. She likely has only a single-door freezer.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1.1.1  JohnRussell  replied to  squiggy @1.1    3 days ago

What hypocrisy? Do you think she owns a 30,000 dollar dress?

She wore it and attended the event to make a rather blunt point. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Senior Expert
1.1.2  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    3 days ago

The ticket to get in following your invitation is somewhere between $30,000 and $35,000  Pretty cool for a Congressperson who, when elected, said she didn't know if she could afford to live in DC.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
1.1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.1    3 days ago

Designers often self promote by providing high profile women gowns as a way to get their fashion seen by people who can afford pricey.

 
 
 
dennis smith
Masters Silent
1.1.4  dennis smith  replied to  squiggy @1.1    2 days ago

She is just an attention whore. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  squiggy @1.1    2 days ago

It's ignorance and hypocrisy to believe that she paid for that ticket or the gown.

That's a stupid joke, not even a joke.  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
PhD Expert
1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1    3 days ago

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    3 days ago

Typical misogynist ignorant comment.  

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evilgenius
Professor Guide
1.2.2  evilgenius  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    3 days ago
She's got a nice ass. She could make a good living as an escort

Ahhh yes. The type of misogynistic comment we've come to expect from those who don't have a real point. I don't particularly like AOC's politics, but I do have to chuckle when she triggers old white men who don't have a clue how to govern. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.2.3  Sparty On  replied to  evilgenius @1.2.2    3 days ago

I for one find it incredible funny that some folks seem to have a need to assign a racial component or some other such nonsense to a simple difference of opinion.

She's politically extreme and represents a very small portion of Americans with the narrative she's pushing.

Absolutely nothing to do with what color or gender she is.

Nothing

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1.2.4  JohnRussell  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    3 days ago

She is an above average looking woman, which doesnt hurt. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
PhD Expert
1.2.5  Greg Jones  replied to  evilgenius @1.2.2    3 days ago

She's just a loud loudmouthed self absorbed attention seeking idiot

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Guide
1.2.6  evilgenius  replied to  Sparty On @1.2.3    3 days ago
I for one find it incredible funny that some folks seem to have a need to assign a racial component or some other such nonsense to a simple difference of opinion.

Comparing a sitting member of the House to a sex worker is not a "simple difference of opinion." It's vulgar.

She's politically extreme and represents a very small portion of Americans with the narrative she's pushing.

I would agree.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.7  Vic Eldred  replied to  evilgenius @1.2.6    3 days ago
Comparing a sitting member of the House to a sex worker is not a "simple difference of opinion." It's vulgar.

Is it as vulgar as calling the President of the United States every vile name known to man for 4 years?

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Guide
1.2.8  evilgenius  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2.5    3 days ago
She's just a loud loudmouthed self absorbed attention seeking idiot

We're much closer to agreeing here than your last comment but then it seems like the House if full of loudmouthed self absorbed attention seeking idiots these days. It's what gets elected during populist movements.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.2.9  Sparty On  replied to  evilgenius @1.2.6    3 days ago
Comparing a sitting member of the House to a sex worker is not a "simple difference of opinion." It's vulgar.

I agree but sorry, it is still just an opinion.  

Free speech is easy when you agree with it.   It only gets hard when you don't.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.2.10  Sparty On  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.7    3 days ago

Yes, it's exactly the same thing and still just an opinion.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.11  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2.5    3 days ago

Nah, that waddled out of the White House on 1/20/21.  

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Guide
1.2.12  evilgenius  replied to  Sparty On @1.2.9    3 days ago
Free speech is easy when you agree with it. 

I didn't say they couldn't. 

It only gets hard when you don't.

It's not hard calling out misogynistic, bigoted, racist asshats. They make it pretty easy. In this age of Trumpism some wear as a badge of honor. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.13  Vic Eldred  replied to  evilgenius @1.2.12    3 days ago
It's not hard calling out

Projection is fairly easy!

 
 
 
evilgenius
Professor Guide
1.2.14  evilgenius  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.13    3 days ago
Projection is fairly easy!

As your postings show us every day.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Senior Participates
1.2.15  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    3 days ago
She could make a good living as an escort

Kamala won't put up with the competition.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
1.2.16  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  evilgenius @1.2.8    3 days ago

He just described Trump perfectly.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.2.17  Sparty On  replied to  evilgenius @1.2.12    3 days ago
I didn't say they couldn't. 

I didn't say you did.

It's not hard calling out misogynistic, bigoted, racist asshats. They make it pretty easy. In this age of Trumpism some wear as a badge of honor. 

I agree, i call out tools on the left  like that everyday.    I don't see it as badge of honor, more like a moral imperative. 

Don't need to call out the tools on the right here.   Plenty of triggered lefties here to do that.

Plenty .....

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.2.18  Ender  replied to  Sparty On @1.2.17    3 days ago

After donald, the right lost any 'moral imperative'...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.19  Tessylo  replied to  Sparty On @1.2.17    3 days ago

Triggered - meaningless bullshit.  

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.2.20  Sparty On  replied to  Ender @1.2.18    3 days ago
After donald, the right lost any 'moral imperative'...

The triggered left lost any accurate gauge of "moral imperative" at least five years ago.   Some long before that.

So your comment is completely without merit.

Completely

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.21  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @1.2.18    3 days ago

They never had any to begin with.  

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.2.22  Ender  replied to  Sparty On @1.2.20    3 days ago

Only in your mind.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.2.23  Sparty On  replied to  Ender @1.2.22    3 days ago
Only in your mind.

Lol ..... only in your dreams

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.2.24  Ender  replied to  Sparty On @1.2.23    3 days ago

From the person who's sole purpose here is just to piss people off.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.2.25  Sparty On  replied to  Ender @1.2.24    3 days ago
From the person who's sole purpose here is just to piss people off.

Not even close to true.  

Well, maybe in your world but not in reality

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.2.26  Ender  replied to  Sparty On @1.2.25    3 days ago

Yet your comments say other wise.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.2.27  Sparty On  replied to  Ender @1.2.26    3 days ago
Yet your comments say other wise.

Again, only in your perception of reality.  

Well, and with some the liberal/progressive gang here but that's to be expected of the triggered.

 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
1.2.28  Ender  replied to  Sparty On @1.2.27    3 days ago

And once again, nothing but insults...

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.2.29  Sparty On  replied to  Ender @1.2.28    3 days ago
And once again, nothing but insults...

Nope, i guess one persons observation/opinion is another persons insult.   Using your logic i could call almost every one of your responses to me here an insult as well but i haven't.

Skins seem to be getting thinner and thinner every year these days .........

 
 
 
1stwarrior
Professor Guide
1.2.30  1stwarrior  replied to  Sparty On @1.2.29    3 days ago

Absolutely disgusting how threads on NT get so friggin' off-topic that Trump seems to be the mainstay for triggering it.

Get off it folks.  He's gone - leave him gone.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.31  Tessylo  replied to  Ender @1.2.28    3 days ago

I agree and I'm sure my friends here do as well

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.32  Tessylo  replied to  1stwarrior @1.2.30    3 days ago

You're the one who brought up trumpturd.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
1.2.33  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.32    3 days ago
You're the one who brought up trumpturd.

Read the entire thread and prove yourself wrong.

 
 
 
dennis smith
Masters Silent
1.2.34  dennis smith  replied to  evilgenius @1.2.2    2 days ago

Biden, Blinken, Milley, Schumer, Sanders fit your description nicely.

 
 
 
dennis smith
Masters Silent
1.2.35  dennis smith  replied to  JohnRussell @1.2.4    2 days ago

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.36  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.32    2 days ago

Not worth a penny

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
PhD Quiet
1.2.37  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  dennis smith @1.2.35    2 days ago

Or in some others, the eye of the beer holder!

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.2.38  Trout Giggles  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.2.15    2 days ago

Ya know something...the next time one of yinz get on a liberal about calling Melania or any conservative woman a whore, slut, prostitute, or whatever, I'm coming back to your comment

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Senior Participates
1.2.39  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.2.38    2 days ago

It's not like I'm wrong.  Just pay me the royalties.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.40  Tessylo  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.2.39    2 days ago

But you are. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.2.41  Trout Giggles  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @1.2.39    2 days ago

you don't deserve a penny for your misogyny and bigotry

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  JBB @1    3 days ago

If she could only fill out a dress, someone may have noticed.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.3.1  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3    3 days ago

I'm sure you would prefer someone fluffier ... a MTG type.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.3.2  Tessylo  replied to  Hallux @1.3.1    3 days ago

That neanderthal ugly skank?  She's got bigger balls than the majority of the gop and the alleged conservatives.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.3.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  Hallux @1.3.1    3 days ago

As you can see from Post 1.2.4, some here like the school girl look.

That dress requires the show girl look:

OIP.iYK8ezpE1Eb7tuMmeKjzjgHaLJ?w=200&h=301&c=7&r=0&o=5&pid=1.7

Get it?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.3.4  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.3.2    3 days ago
She's got bigger balls than the majority of the gop and the alleged conservatives.  

But no brains

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.3.5  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @1.3.2    3 days ago

She's got more brains than the majority of the gop and the alleged conservatives.  

That's a really ugly dress on that stupid bimbo nobody in comment 1.3.3  Really trashy.  Like the majority of whatshisnames supporters.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.3.6  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.3.5    3 days ago

As we all know the key word is "majority."  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.3.7  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @1.3.5    3 days ago

More like the stripper pole look you mean . . .  . 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.3.8  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.3.7    3 days ago

No Tess, I mean what I said.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.3.9  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @1.3.7    3 days ago

I meant what I said.  Stripper pole look.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.3.10  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @1.3.9    3 days ago

Just don't put words in my mouth!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.3.11  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @1.3.9    3 days ago

I never do put words in anyones' mouth.  Now on the other hand . . . . . 

 
 
 
r.t..b...
Masters Participates
1.3.12  r.t..b...  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3    3 days ago

“…someone may have noticed.”

Sophomorics aside, she has been noticed from day one of her arrival.

In the physics of it, each action has an equal and opposite reaction. AOC is the natural reaction to the birth of the tea party and the gestation of the magaites. While I don’t agree with some of her policies, I appreciate her passion and the dialogue that that passion brings to the table.

Like it or not, hate her or love her, agree or disagree, her voice is being heard. A voice, like any other, that deserves and merits debate…and isn’t that the cornerstone of our entire system of governance? 

Unless, of course, the fear of disparate opinion renders some incapable of serious discussion in their immediate, immature dismissals. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.3.13  Vic Eldred  replied to  r.t..b... @1.3.12    3 days ago
she has been noticed from day one of her arrival.

As Vladimir Lenin might call her: A useful idiot

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.3.14  Tessylo  replied to  r.t..b... @1.3.12    3 days ago

She is no idiot.  Has more brains than any of the alleged conservatives or today's gqp.  

 
 
 
r.t..b...
Masters Participates
1.3.15  r.t..b...  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.13    3 days ago

Another Lenin quote:

“To rely upon conviction, devotion, and other excellent spiritual qualities; that is not to be taken seriously in politics.”

Is that what we have come to desire? If so, shame on us as we have thus lost our birthright. 

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.3.16  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.3    3 days ago

Get it? No, my tastes are beyond your hourglass.

256

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.3.17  Vic Eldred  replied to  r.t..b... @1.3.15    3 days ago
Is that what we have come to desire?

Who are the we in that question?

Interesting quote. I was unaware of that one. Most likely because I never studied under professor Anyon.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
1.3.18  Hallux  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.17    3 days ago
Who are the we in that question?

Our "readers". /s

 
 
 
r.t..b...
Masters Participates
1.3.19  r.t..b...  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.3.17    3 days ago

“Most likely because I never studied…”

The disdain for higher education is readily apparent in the commentary interjected with regularity and always with a dose of venom.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.3.20  Tessylo  replied to  r.t..b... @1.3.19    3 days ago

Very backwards when ignorance is applauded.  A new made up word I learned - agnorance - the combination of arrogance and ignorance.  Today's gqp, the alleged conservatives  and the majority of their supporters.  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
1.3.21  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @1.3.11    3 days ago

I never do put words in anyones' mouth.

If any man tries to do that with me, I tell him....unless you have I LOVE YOU tattooed on the head of dick and I am giving you a bj, DO NOT ever put words in my mouth

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.3.22  Vic Eldred  replied to  r.t..b... @1.3.19    3 days ago

I'm not accepting the idea of so many teachers teaching from a Marxist perspective?

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
1.3.23  Sparty On  replied to  r.t..b... @1.3.19    2 days ago

The longer i walk this earth, the more i realize how overrated "higher" education can be.   Especially higher education in education.

Many of you here will take that as a personal dig towards higher education.   It's not.   Higher education clearly plays an important role in our society but it can be more or less useless and is not "automatic" respect with me.   I'm proud of my "higher" education but those diploma's hanging on my wall mean exactly jack-squat until i applied them successfully in the real world.   That's where the rubber really meet the road.

It's not just the higher education but what you do with it that really matters.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
1.3.24  Trout Giggles  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @1.3.21    2 days ago

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sorry Paula I gave you the wrong emoji the first time

 
 
 
Trotsky's Spectre
Freshman Quiet
1.4  Trotsky's Spectre  replied to  JBB @1    2 days ago

Personally, I think Andre Damon got it right when he wrote:

'Ocasio-Cortez said she participated in the event to bring America’s financial oligarchy into the “conversation” of addressing social inequality. She told reporters, “When we talk about supporting working families, and we talk about having a fair tax code, oftentimes this conversation is among working and middle-class people amongst themselves, and I think it’s time to bring all classes into the conversation.”'

'This is the “extreme left” of official American politics, whose perspective is to attend galas with billionaires in order to bring them “into the conversation.” Ocasio-Cortez’s appearance was widely and justly ridiculed, driving home to millions of people how completely disenfranchised America’s working class is.'

The US ruling class is based on the worship of Thanatos , which is the worship of Death. The Gala shows that this social class is as oblivious and irrelevant to proletarian life and struggles as was the Court of Louis XIV.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
1.4.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Trotsky's Spectre @1.4    2 days ago

I half agree with your quote. I think it was brilliant for AOC to "enter the lions den" so to speak with her message. 

It would be like using the rap genre to critique rap lyrics. 

 
 
 
MonsterMash
Sophomore Participates
2  MonsterMash    3 days ago

AOC wore a dress saying "Tax the Rich"  to an event where tickets cost at least $30,000.jrSmiley_78_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Ronin2
Masters Quiet
2.1  Ronin2  replied to  MonsterMash @2    3 days ago

Don't bother them with little details like that.

This is the hypocritical little witch's time to shine. She is going to a Gala with the richest people around; she has made it. 

The dress she was wearing was probably thousands of dollars. This isn't some low end shop; the poor and middle class need not bother coming in.

I am sure the rich elites she was rubbing shoulders with at the Gala had a good laugh at her expense.

 
 
 
squiggy
Freshman Quiet
2.2  squiggy  replied to  MonsterMash @2    3 days ago

Corporate got a discount - $200k - $300k a table.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
2.3  JohnRussell  replied to  MonsterMash @2    2 days ago

You completely missed the point. 

 
 
 
squiggy
Freshman Quiet
3  squiggy    3 days ago

socialism-comes-in-many-flavors.jpg

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1  Tessylo  replied to  squiggy @3    3 days ago

[removed]

 
 
 
Trotsky's Spectre
Freshman Quiet
3.2  Trotsky's Spectre  replied to  squiggy @3    2 days ago

And what have two, privileged petty-bourgeoisie brats to do with proletarian struggles? Come on, squiggy. Do explain to us how these poster children of the banking/investment/finance class have anything in common with worker struggles. You've made your point. Can you defend it from a classical, Marxian perspective? I doubt it. But hey -- prove me wrong. Otherwise, you can stop misrepresenting and besmirching socialism by false association with their ilk..

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
4  Sparty On    3 days ago

AOC = Flaming Narcissist  ........ yawn

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
4.1  Hallux  replied to  Sparty On @4    3 days ago

      I

REALLY

DON'T

CARE

DO U?

 
 
 
Greg Jones
PhD Expert
4.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Hallux @4.1    3 days ago

KNOW!

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
4.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  Hallux @4.1    3 days ago

Apparently you care enough to respond and i care enough to at least call a spade a spade.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
4.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Sparty On @4.1.2    3 days ago

I was quoting Amerika's favorite Serbian Barbie Queen.

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
4.1.4  Sparty On  replied to  Hallux @4.1.3    3 days ago

It's nice to know our neighbors to the north care enough to share their quaint thoughts on the topic.

Gives me warm and fuzzies all over.   I mean it really warms the cockles of the heart ....... really!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  Hallux @4.1.3    3 days ago
I was quoting Amerika's favorite Serbian Barbie Queen.

When and in what context did she say that?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
5  Tessylo    3 days ago
"Comparing a sitting member of the House to a sex worker is not a "simple difference of opinion." It's vulgar."

"Is it as vulgar as calling the President of the United States every vile name known to man for 4 years?"

One has nothing to do with the other.  Also, when the shoe fits.   

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
6  Sparty On    3 days ago

Her one dinner cost more than most American families will pay for food in five to ten years.   Her dress probably cost more than most families will pay for clothing in as many years as well and yet she has the temerity to preach to Americans about taxing the rich.

She failed before she even started

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
6.1  Hallux  replied to  Sparty On @6    3 days ago

I doubt she paid a dime for either and was the invited guest of the dress designer who himself was probably invited to showcase his work.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Hallux @6.1    3 days ago

Ignored by the oblivious.  

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
6.1.2  Sparty On  replied to  Hallux @6.1    3 days ago

Someone did, which should make you even more wary if you hadn't already given her a free pass only because she is your type of progressive super-freak.

 
 
 
Hallux
Freshman Principal
6.1.3  Hallux  replied to  Sparty On @6.1.2    3 days ago

I posted a photo of my type of 'super-freak' at 1.3.16.

 
 
 
dennis smith
Masters Silent
6.1.4  dennis smith  replied to  Hallux @6.1    2 days ago

No doubt she did not pay $30,000 nor pay for the dress. She is simply another politician who has is bought and paid for. 

 
 
 
gooseisback
Freshman Silent
6.2  gooseisback  replied to  Sparty On @6    3 days ago

She would have been more effective standing out in front with a sign that said "TAX THE RICH" now she is just a hypocrite. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
PhD Principal
6.2.1  Sparty On  replied to  gooseisback @6.2    3 days ago

Bazinga!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
7  Tessylo    3 days ago

Total oblivion to the obvious truth.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Senior Expert
8  Just Jim NC TttH    3 days ago

Hell I thought she was wearing a Chik-fil-A bag.

256

 
 
 
GregTx
Sophomore Silent
8.1  GregTx  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @8    3 days ago

You should know by now that no self respecting progressive would eat something from that hideously evangelical conservative conglomerate....../s

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  GregTx @8.1    3 days ago
You should know by now that no self respecting progressive

Oh, so they do exist in nature?

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
8.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  GregTx @8.1    2 days ago

You couldn't be more wrong. I happen to love their Spicy Chicken Deluxe. And they have great tea

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  GregTx @8.1    2 days ago
You should know by now that no self respecting progressive would eat something from that hideously evangelical conservative conglomerate....../s

LMMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
8.2  Texan1211  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @8    3 days ago

LOL!!

 
 
 
GregTx
Sophomore Silent
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
9.1  Tessylo  replied to  GregTx @9    3 days ago

That's from faux 'news' and the ethics complaint is from some faux alleged conservative group who obviously have no clue about ethics

Nothing hilarious about idiotic assholes, on second thought

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
9.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @9.1    3 days ago
some faux alleged conservative group who obviously have no clue about ethics

And what specifically have they done to lead you to believe that?

 
 
 
GregTx
Sophomore Silent
9.1.2  GregTx  replied to  Tessylo @9.1    3 days ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
dennis smith
Masters Silent
9.1.3  dennis smith  replied to  Texan1211 @9.1.1    2 days ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
9.2  Tessylo  replied to  GregTx @9    yesterday

These are the trumpturd scum who filed an ethics complaint against AOC.

Thomas Jones

Founder

 

Tom Jones previously served as Legislative Director to Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), Senior Policy Advisor to former Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), Opposition Research Director for Cruz for President, and President of the 339 Group and the Cannon Research Group, where he conducted research for Fortune 500 companies and political campaigns ranging from presidential to local races.

Matthew Buckham

 

Founder

 

Matt Buckham most recently served Donald J. Trump through January 20, 2021 as Special Assistant to the President in the Presidential Personnel Office, where he identified bold conservative leaders for posts throughout the administration. Previously, he served as a legislative aide to former Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), Senior Advisor to the House Freedom Caucus, and in various positions with conservative non-profit organizations.

They're alleged conservatives who support scummy republicans.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
9.2.1  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @9.2    yesterday

So?

Perfectly legitimate complaint.

AOC will simply have to deal with it.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
9.2.2  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @9.2    yesterday

Their bogus complaint on ethics is just that - bogus - coming from whatshisnames supporters - Jones and  Buckham - and ethics????????????  jrSmiley_10_smiley_image.gif

Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has nothing to 'deal with'.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
9.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @9.2.2    23 hours ago

if there is nothing to the complaint, then it would stand to reason that they won't even investigate it, so why complain about nothing??????

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
9.2.4  Tessylo  replied to  Texan1211 @9.2.3    23 hours ago

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
9.2.5  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @9.2.4    23 hours ago

You should probably start saving those for your retirement.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
10  Sean Treacy    3 days ago

Good socialist that she is, she didn't wear a mask, while the lowly help did.

Can't wait for her to calling out other people for their privilege after this

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
11  Sean Treacy    3 days ago

Our asshat radicals cosplay the revolution. Actual revolutionaries eat the rich. They don't eat cake with the rich, then declare their virtue by wearing a shirt saying "eat the rich."

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro)   September 14, 2021

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
11.1  Texan1211  replied to  Sean Treacy @11    3 days ago

AOC is what happens when progressive liberals elect moronic children to Congress.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
11.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Texan1211 @11.1    3 days ago

She's like an "environmentalist" who travels  around the world in private jets.  The rules about masks and excess  apply to others, but not to the privileged  "activists."

It's now "activism" to pay $35,000 for a ticket to attend a  ball and cavort in luxury.  She'd  have fit right in the Court of Sun King. 

This makes the whole thing even better:

The essence of the Met Gala is that ultra-rich people pay huge sums to meet and be photographed with celebrities ... and then deduct their night out from their taxes. Why has no one pointed out that Alexandria Ocasio Cortez wore a "tax the rich" dress *to a tax shelter* -

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Megan McArdle
 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
11.1.3  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @11.1.1    2 days ago

It's sheer ignorance and hypocrisy to think that she paid for that gown or the ticket.  

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
11.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @11.1.3    2 days ago
It's sheer ignorance and hypocrisy to think that she paid for that gown or the ticket.  

So it was just nothing more than a photo op for AOC.

She has experience with that, you know.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
11.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @11.1.3    2 days ago

Not worth a penny

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
11.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  Tessylo @11.1.5    2 days ago

No, worth at least a penny just for the sheer comedic value in that post!!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
11.1.7  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @11.1.5    yesterday

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Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
12  Sean Treacy    3 days ago

In accordance with New York City mandate, starting today all visitors to The Met ages 12 and older must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by a vaccinated person. Masks are required for all visitors.⁣⁣   pic.twitter.com/6T8jg3f68M

— The Metropolitan Museum of Art (@metmuseum)   August 19, 2021

Laws for the plebes, but not the AOC's of the world. 

 
 
 
Nerm_L
Senior Principal
13  Nerm_L    2 days ago

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a statement by wearing the liberals' liberal politics across her ass.  Now all those liberal liberals just need to kiss it.

Maybe AOC wants Chuck Schumer's job?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
13.1  Tessylo  replied to  Nerm_L @13    2 days ago

Sounds like you want to kiss it.  Pucker up!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
13.2  Tessylo  replied to  Nerm_L @13    2 days ago

What's a liberal liberal - is that a more progressive liberal?

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
14  Kathleen    2 days ago

I wouldn't call that a fashion, I would call that tacky.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
15  Trout Giggles    2 days ago

Miss AOC can wear whatever she likes, but that doesn't mean I can't criticize it. It's a beautiful dress but the words detract from the beauty of the dress and the beauty of the woman wearing it. I would have just stuck with the words on the purse and be done with it

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
15.1  JohnRussell  replied to  Trout Giggles @15    2 days ago

Although I dont follow such nonsense , I believe the Met Gala is known every year for outlandish costumes and sometimes political messages. 

I think hers fit in pretty well to that context. 

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Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
15.1.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  JohnRussell @15.1    2 days ago

I didn't realize that. What was Madonna's political statement?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
15.1.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Trout Giggles @15.1.1    2 days ago

"My dress at the Met Ball was a political statement as well as a fashion statement," Madonna wrote on Instagram. "The fact that people actually believe a woman is not allowed to express her sexuality and be adventurous past a certain age is proof that we still live in an age-ist and sexist society.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
15.1.3  JohnRussell  replied to  Trout Giggles @15.1.1    2 days ago

Here is one from 2019

800

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
15.1.4  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @15.1.3    2 days ago

I take it this was an anti-gentrification message. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
15.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @15.1.4    2 days ago

You just gotta love these precious moments when celebrities come out for causes!

I wonder if they believe they really make a difference?

 
 
 
Kathleen
Professor Principal
15.1.6  Kathleen  replied to  Texan1211 @15.1.5    yesterday

What they should do is stick to their careers and keep their politics to themselves. Frankly, I don’t have a .... what they think. 

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
PhD Quiet
16  Ed-NavDoc    23 hours ago

I wonder what AOC's current net worth is?

 
 
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