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If that’s the case he can do what I said.   He’s doing this instead because he knows she can’t say yes or every dog-whistling idiot with a fan base would feel like they could buy their way onto t

Yea, making sure everyone has access to healthcare is just as disgusting as white supremacy.  

Republican Rep. Ted Yoho on Saturday resigned from the board of the Christian anti-poverty organization Bread for the World days after he verbally attacked Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

7 minutes ago, squistion said:

She drives a Tesla and parked illegally. So what? 

You must be having quite the bad day to let this lighthearted joke stick in your craw.

Just breathe, man, breathe!

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42 minutes ago, Sand said:

You must be having quite the bad day to let this lighthearted joke stick in your craw.

Just breathe, man, breathe!

Don't you DARE to make fun of the Socialist Heroes of the Revolution! 

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1 hour ago, Sand said:

You must be having quite the bad day to let this lighthearted joke stick in your craw.

Just breathe, man, breathe!

I don't have an issue with it, but you thought it newsworthy enough to post a link to the article about this "socialist" AOC driving a Tesla and parking illegally.  And I see people ranting about this on social media. Why should anyone care?

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People rant about stupid stuff all the time on social media. There is even a platform otherwise known as Twitter that is nearly solely dedicated to just that!  This is not news. 

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40 minutes ago, squistion said:

I don't have an issue with it, but you thought it newsworthy enough to post a link to the article about this "socialist" AOC driving a Tesla and parking illegally.  And I see people ranting about this on social media. Why should anyone care?

Because I didn't delve far enough into Marxist news sites to find a compassionate version? 

(Yes folks, thanks for the warm welcome.  I'm here all week, please try the veal!)

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22 minutes ago, Sand said:

Because I didn't delve far enough into Marxist news sites to find a compassionate version? 

(Yes folks, thanks for the warm welcome.  I'm here all week, please try the veal!)

You posted it as an actual news item.

Don't quit your day job to do stand up. 

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1 minute ago, squistion said:

Definition: News Item is text which used to inform readers, listeners or viewers about events of the day which are considered newsworthy or important.

https://nurinuryani.wordpress.com/kumpulan-tugas/news-item-2/

is an elected official parking illegally not newsworthy?    in my opinion not the greatest foul, but perhaps an abuse of position.

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Just now, kodycutter said:

is an elected official parking illegally not newsworthy?    in my opinion not the greatest foul, but perhaps an abuse of position.

Not particularly, no. I imagine it happens all the time. I live in Adam Schiff's district and if he parked illegally in Glendale, no one here would give a crap (it probably wouldn't even be reported in any publication unless his car got towed). 

We don't know any details as to how long AOC parked there or if this was more than just a one time occurrence. I imagine Whole Foods would contact parking authority for those who park illegally outside their premises, to be ticketed and then towed. 

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4 hours ago, squistion said:

You posted it as an actual news item.

Don't quit your day job to do stand up. 

And then commented on the possible memes, i.e. jokes, that could follow that. It was the next sentence, so really easy to find.

Maybe a stiff drink?  MJ legal in your state?  Because, Francis, you need to lighten up.

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10 hours ago, kodycutter said:

is an elected official parking illegally not newsworthy?    in my opinion not the greatest foul, but perhaps an abuse of position.

The illegal park job angle is dumb. If she was taking two spots it would be different. 

 

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12 hours ago, squistion said:

I don't have an issue with it, but you thought it newsworthy enough to post a link to the article about this "socialist" AOC driving a Tesla and parking illegally.  And I see people ranting about this on social media. Why should anyone care?

I hope she sees this bro.

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12 hours ago, squistion said:

I don't have an issue with it, but you thought it newsworthy enough to post a link to the article about this "socialist" AOC driving a Tesla and parking illegally.  And I see people ranting about this on social media. Why should anyone care?

So you're saying we shouldn't care about politicians breaking the law?  Interesting twist

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31 minutes ago, Ramblin Wreck said:

So you're saying we shouldn't care about politicians breaking the law?  Interesting twist

In the grand scheme of things, it’s really nothing.  She’s an idiot whose screaming about privilege rings hollow though.

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13 hours ago, squistion said:

I don't have an issue with it, but you thought it newsworthy enough to post a link to the article about this "socialist" AOC driving a Tesla and parking illegally.  And I see people ranting about this on social media. Why should anyone care?

Shouldnt she be driving a car that barely works.  Is clunky, pollutes, guzzles gas and burns and leaks oil.

That is a socialist car.      Power to the people!!!

Tesla?   What a poser

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32 minutes ago, FairWarning said:

In the grand scheme of things, it’s really nothing.  She’s an idiot whose screaming about privilege rings hollow though.

While I totally agree with your definition of AOC I used the exact same word for her & got my one & only warning of all time.

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19 minutes ago, shadrap said:

While I totally agree with your definition of AOC I used the exact same word for her & got my one & only warning of all time.

This is admittedly just an educated guess, but I doubt that AOC is actually much less bright than the median member of congress.  One of the good things -- in my opinion at least -- to come out of social media is the way it dispels any illusions that folks might have about people in government and the media being especially smart or especially honest.  Lots of these people are no different from the other random tools you encounter on the internet.  They just stumbled onto a platform somehow.  

If you're a right-winger who doesn't like AOC, or you're a left-winger who doesn't like MTG, it's probably good to reflect on the fact that probably half or so of the House of Representatives is made up of quieter versions of those people.  Also that it's always been like that and you just didn't know about it because it was harder for people to publicly beclown themselves when you were growing up in the 1980s.  

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9 minutes ago, IvanKaramazov said:

This is admittedly just an educated guess, but I doubt that AOC is actually much less bright than the median member of congress.  One of the good things -- in my opinion at least -- to come out of social media is the way it dispels any illusions that folks might have about people in government and the media being especially smart or especially honest.  Lots of these people are no different from the other random tools you encounter on the internet.  They just stumbled onto a platform somehow.  

If you're a right-winger who doesn't like AOC, or you're a left-winger who doesn't like MTG, it's probably good to reflect on the fact that probably half or so of the House of Representatives is made up of quieter versions of those people.  Also that it's always been like that and you just didn't know about it because it was harder for people to publicly beclown themselves when you were growing up in the 1980s.  

I'll take the over and the free money, thanks!

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1 hour ago, shadrap said:

While I totally agree with your definition of AOC I used the exact same word for her & got my one & only warning of all time.

I better confirm then, eh?

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30 minutes ago, The Commish said:

I'll take the over and the free money, thanks!

I think she’s very “book smart”.   Middle of the pack for “street smarts”.

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2 minutes ago, BladeRunner said:

Agreed.  Her and AOC are definitely in the same category.

I disagree.  I think AOC is probably of average intelligence.  I'm thinking MTG is in the bottom 10 percentile.  Just basing this on what they have done and said in the public eye.

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14 hours ago, squistion said:

I don't have an issue with it, but you thought it newsworthy enough to post a link to the article about this "socialist" AOC driving a Tesla and parking illegally.  And I see people ranting about this on social media. Why should anyone care?

In a more serious tone, we are talking about the one member of Congress who seeks the spotlight more than any other (which is a feat).  So complaining that her bad deeds shouldn't see the light of day while her diatribes regularly get the bullhorn treatment is a bit ironic, no?

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Just now, Chaz McNulty said:

I disagree.  I think AOC is probably of average intelligence.  I'm thinking MTG is in the bottom 10 percentile.  Just basing this on what they have done and said in the public eye.

IMO, she's well above average in Congress.  I don't think the average in the House, in particular, is anything to write home about.  MTG is at the very back of the bus.

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6 minutes ago, Sand said:

IMO, she's well above average in Congress.  I don't think the average in the House, in particular, is anything to write home about.  MTG is at the very back of the bus.

I agree with us. Unfortunately we get a lot of bluster from congress, especially the house. The nature of being on two year terms means you are constantly campaigning and one good way to get free media exposure is to be outrageous.

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16 minutes ago, FairWarning said:

I think she’s very “book smart”.   Middle of the pack for “street smarts”.

I have no idea if she is or isn't.  I don't pay much attention to her, but I do watch this thread in amazement from time to time.  That said, being "book smart" is a fine characteristic, but if they can't make those book smarts translate into being productive as a politician, then I'm not sure I could care less if she were book smart or not.  There are countless numbers of people who pass through Congress who are REALLY smart in field X and completely crap the bed politically.  

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2 hours ago, IvanKaramazov said:

This is admittedly just an educated guess, but I doubt that AOC is actually much less bright than the median member of congress.  One of the good things -- in my opinion at least -- to come out of social media is the way it dispels any illusions that folks might have about people in government and the media being especially smart or especially honest.  Lots of these people are no different from the other random tools you encounter on the internet.  They just stumbled onto a platform somehow.  

If you're a right-winger who doesn't like AOC, or you're a left-winger who doesn't like MTG, it's probably good to reflect on the fact that probably half or so of the House of Representatives is made up of quieter versions of those people.  Also that it's always been like that and you just didn't know about it because it was harder for people to publicly beclown themselves when you were growing up in the 1980s.  

Outstanding word choice!

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2 hours ago, The Z Machine said:

I really do think that MTG is in the lowest quartile of intelligence in Congress.

Uh, Lauren Boebert is a HS dropout who just got her GED last year so she could run for office.  If we're having a dunce-off, Beobert is 1.01 on the dimness scale.  

*NOTE:  THIS IS NOT A DIG OR MEANT TO INSULT ANYBODY - JUST FACTS.

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2 hours ago, Sand said:

In a more serious tone, we are talking about the one member of Congress who seeks the spotlight more than any other (which is a feat).  So complaining that her bad deeds shouldn't see the light of day while her diatribes regularly get the bullhorn treatment is a bit ironic, no?

I can't stand AOC and I have NO problem calling her out for parking illegally at a Whole Foods supermarket.  However it sounded like they were speculating it was her car and they never stated that she was the one that actually parked it there. 

Also on the bad deeds scale this has got to rank pretty low compared to what some of our other fine elected representatives are alleged to have done.

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3 hours ago, IvanKaramazov said:

This is admittedly just an educated guess, but I doubt that AOC is actually much less bright than the median member of congress.  One of the good things -- in my opinion at least -- to come out of social media is the way it dispels any illusions that folks might have about people in government and the media being especially smart or especially honest.  Lots of these people are no different from the other random tools you encounter on the internet.  They just stumbled onto a platform somehow.  

If you're a right-winger who doesn't like AOC, or you're a left-winger who doesn't like MTG, it's probably good to reflect on the fact that probably half or so of the House of Representatives is made up of quieter versions of those people.  Also that it's always been like that and you just didn't know about it because it was harder for people to publicly beclown themselves when you were growing up in the 1980s.  

 

24 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

Uh, Lauren Boebert is a HS dropout who just got her GED last year so she could run for office.  If we're having a dunce-off, Beobert is 1.01 on the dimness scale.  

*NOTE:  THIS IS NOT A DIG OR MEANT TO INSULT ANYBODY - JUST FACTS.

Billy Long (the US rep from my district in Missouri) is an auctioneer without a college degree.  He's won 5 re-elections in a landslide.

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21 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

Uh, Lauren Boebert is a HS dropout who just got her GED last year so she could run for office.  If we're having a dunce-off, Beobert is 1.01 on the dimness scale.  

*NOTE:  THIS IS NOT A DIG OR MEANT TO INSULT ANYBODY - JUST FACTS.

You just called a woman who dropped out of high school because she got pregnant, needed to have the baby and find a job to feed it stupid.   

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9 minutes ago, tonydead said:

You just called a woman who dropped out of high school because she got pregnant, needed to have the baby and find a job to feed it stupid.   

I didn't use the word stupid....you did.

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7 minutes ago, zoonation said:

 But calling it a parking “scandal” is hilarious.  

I mean, really, shouldn't everyone have equal access to GMO free, pesticide free avocado ice cream?

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13 minutes ago, zoonation said:

Lol.  She should know better.  But calling it a parking “scandal” is hilarious.  

She has a rap sheet as long as your arm.  Jay walking, ripping tags from mattresses,  leaving Christmas lights up too long, etc. the list goes on and on.

 

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1 hour ago, General Malaise said:

Uh, Lauren Boebert is a HS dropout who just got her GED last year so she could run for office.  If we're having a dunce-off, Beobert is 1.01 on the dimness scale.  

*NOTE:  THIS IS NOT A DIG OR MEANT TO INSULT ANYBODY - JUST FACTS.

Spells last name differently in two sentences.   joins dunce-off.      not a dig - just facts.   :) 

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1 hour ago, General Malaise said:

Uh, Lauren Boebert is a HS dropout who just got her GED last year so she could run for office.  If we're having a dunce-off, Beobert is 1.01 on the dimness scale.  

*NOTE:  THIS IS NOT A DIG OR MEANT TO INSULT ANYBODY - JUST FACTS.

Dropping out of HS means someone is a dunce?  Wow. 

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I don't really care that AOC parked illegally, but she drives a Tesla and was going to a Whole Foods, which is owned by Amazon.  Those are two companies she's had a lot of negative things to say about in the past.  You'd think she'd avoid companies she's had issues with in the past. 

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1 minute ago, John123 said:

Dropping out of HS means someone is a dunce?  Wow. 

Not necessarily, but her body of work certainly leads me to question her intellect.  Here's some highlights.....

 

Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert — who often espouses a pro-police, law-and-order message on the campaign trail — has been arrested and summonsed at least four times over the past decade, records show.

While the three arrests and one court-ordered summons were for petty crimes — and in one case all charges were dropped — Boebert’s record is unusually long for a congressional candidate. It has become a campaign issue as the Republican from Rifle competes in a highly anticipated contest against Diane Mitsch Bush in the 3rd Congressional District, which spans western and southern Colorado.

“I’m proud to be endorsed by my hometown sheriff, Lou Vallario, who knows the strength of my character. The summary here is a small fine, not charged, charge dismissed, charge dropped,” Boebert said Thursday, referring to the outcomes of her four cases. “In the meantime, Diane Mitsch Bush is intent on socializing our healthcare.”

Boebert’s first run-in with police was in the fall of 2010, after a neighbor, Michele Soet, alleged that Boebert, then 23, was harassing Soet and Soet’s husband. The alleged harassment occurred in the days after Soet called police because Boebert’s pit bulls were loose and threatening the life of her dogs.

 

Boebert was issued a ticket for dog code violations and a short time later texted Soet, “You have taken food out of my children’s mouths,” according to Soet. Boebert also “displayed her middle finger” to Soet’s husband as he drove through Rifle, according to a Garfield County sheriff’s deputy’s report.

“I want to press charges against these irresponsible people, as it may save a life down the road,” Soet wrote to the sheriff’s office, referring to the Boeberts’ loose pit bulls. Two days later, Boebert was handed a court summons by deputies but ultimately was never charged with harassment, according to court records.

Boebert was arrested twice in Mesa County in 2015. As first reported by Colorado Newsline, Boebert was detained on June 20, 2015, after a verbal altercation with police at Country Jam, a music festival near Grand Junction. Boebert, then 28 years old, allegedly shouted at people detained on suspicion of underage drinking, urging them to flee from police, which caused the young drinkers to become unruly.

While she was being handcuffed for disorderly conduct, Boebert tried to twist away from police, according to deputies’ reports. She allegedly shouted that her arrest was unconstitutional, that “she had friends at Fox News and that the arrest would be national news.” It did not become national news.

Boebert was released from custody and told to appear in court that August but missed her court date because, as she told a judge, she forgot what day of the week it was. “I am now aware today is Friday,” she wrote on Aug. 28, 2015, hours after she was supposed to be in court.

 

The judge, Craig Henderson, rescheduled for later that year. But Boebert again was a no-show at a Nov. 20 hearing. In a handwritten note to the judge, she did not include a reason for her absence.

“I apologize for irresponsibly wasting the courts time with this matter. I want nothing more than to be finished with this case, as it is not something I keep on the forefront of my thinking,” she wrote.

The court was less accommodating that time, records indicate. On Dec. 1, 2015, Boebert was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for failure to appear, according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation arrest records. The next month, the disorderly conduct charge was dismissed because there was “no reasonable likelihood of conviction should (the) case go to trial,” a prosecutor wrote at the time.

Failing to appear for court also landed Boebert in jail a year later. As first reported by the Colorado Times Recorder, Boebert was charged with careless driving and operating an unsafe vehicle after rolling her truck into a Garfield County ditch in the summer of 2016. They were minor traffic charges, but Boebert skipped an October court date.

She was booked into the Garfield County Jail on the morning of Feb. 13, 2017, for failure to appear and spent exactly 100 minutes as an inmate before being released on bond, according to sheriff’s office records. She later pleaded guilty to the unsafe vehicle charge, and the careless driving charge was dropped.

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2 minutes ago, General Malaise said:

Not necessarily, but her body of work certainly leads me to question her intellect.  Here's some highlights.....

 

Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert — who often espouses a pro-police, law-and-order message on the campaign trail — has been arrested and summonsed at least four times over the past decade, records show.

While the three arrests and one court-ordered summons were for petty crimes — and in one case all charges were dropped — Boebert’s record is unusually long for a congressional candidate. It has become a campaign issue as the Republican from Rifle competes in a highly anticipated contest against Diane Mitsch Bush in the 3rd Congressional District, which spans western and southern Colorado.

“I’m proud to be endorsed by my hometown sheriff, Lou Vallario, who knows the strength of my character. The summary here is a small fine, not charged, charge dismissed, charge dropped,” Boebert said Thursday, referring to the outcomes of her four cases. “In the meantime, Diane Mitsch Bush is intent on socializing our healthcare.”

Boebert’s first run-in with police was in the fall of 2010, after a neighbor, Michele Soet, alleged that Boebert, then 23, was harassing Soet and Soet’s husband. The alleged harassment occurred in the days after Soet called police because Boebert’s pit bulls were loose and threatening the life of her dogs.

 

Boebert was issued a ticket for dog code violations and a short time later texted Soet, “You have taken food out of my children’s mouths,” according to Soet. Boebert also “displayed her middle finger” to Soet’s husband as he drove through Rifle, according to a Garfield County sheriff’s deputy’s report.

“I want to press charges against these irresponsible people, as it may save a life down the road,” Soet wrote to the sheriff’s office, referring to the Boeberts’ loose pit bulls. Two days later, Boebert was handed a court summons by deputies but ultimately was never charged with harassment, according to court records.

Boebert was arrested twice in Mesa County in 2015. As first reported by Colorado Newsline, Boebert was detained on June 20, 2015, after a verbal altercation with police at Country Jam, a music festival near Grand Junction. Boebert, then 28 years old, allegedly shouted at people detained on suspicion of underage drinking, urging them to flee from police, which caused the young drinkers to become unruly.

While she was being handcuffed for disorderly conduct, Boebert tried to twist away from police, according to deputies’ reports. She allegedly shouted that her arrest was unconstitutional, that “she had friends at Fox News and that the arrest would be national news.” It did not become national news.

Boebert was released from custody and told to appear in court that August but missed her court date because, as she told a judge, she forgot what day of the week it was. “I am now aware today is Friday,” she wrote on Aug. 28, 2015, hours after she was supposed to be in court.

 

The judge, Craig Henderson, rescheduled for later that year. But Boebert again was a no-show at a Nov. 20 hearing. In a handwritten note to the judge, she did not include a reason for her absence.

“I apologize for irresponsibly wasting the courts time with this matter. I want nothing more than to be finished with this case, as it is not something I keep on the forefront of my thinking,” she wrote.

The court was less accommodating that time, records indicate. On Dec. 1, 2015, Boebert was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for failure to appear, according to Colorado Bureau of Investigation arrest records. The next month, the disorderly conduct charge was dismissed because there was “no reasonable likelihood of conviction should (the) case go to trial,” a prosecutor wrote at the time.

Failing to appear for court also landed Boebert in jail a year later. As first reported by the Colorado Times Recorder, Boebert was charged with careless driving and operating an unsafe vehicle after rolling her truck into a Garfield County ditch in the summer of 2016. They were minor traffic charges, but Boebert skipped an October court date.

She was booked into the Garfield County Jail on the morning of Feb. 13, 2017, for failure to appear and spent exactly 100 minutes as an inmate before being released on bond, according to sheriff’s office records. She later pleaded guilty to the unsafe vehicle charge, and the careless driving charge was dropped.

Not sure what someone's criminal record has to do with their level of intellect.  Want me to start listing "smart" people who have done some pretty nasty things?  How about Bill Ayers.  Do you consider him intellectually challenged?

As far as Boebert goes, she may be a high school dropout but she is a successful small business owner.  AOC may have graduated from a good university but apparently all it prepared her to do was become a bartender.  One with a delinquent tax bill owed to the city she represents:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-allegedly-on-hook-for-unpaid-seven-year-old-tax-bill-report

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3 minutes ago, John123 said:

Not sure what someone's criminal record has to do with their level of intellect.  Want me to start listing "smart" people who have done some pretty nasty things?  How about Bill Ayers.  Do you consider him intellectually challenged?

As far as Boebert goes, she may be a high school dropout but she is a successful small business owner.  AOC may have graduated from a good university but apparently all it prepared her to do was become a bartender.  One with a delinquent tax bill owed to the city she represents:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-allegedly-on-hook-for-unpaid-seven-year-old-tax-bill-report

AOC wasn't arrested multiple times.  She also didn't poison dozens of people with pork sliders. :lmao:

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But three years ago, Boebert's food apparently posed a greater risk to customers than untrained staff after her pork sliders allegedly poisoned dozens of people at a local rodeo, making them nauseous and sending some home with bloody diarrhea, The Daily Beast first reported.

 

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