Nancy Pelosi Was Right To Mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

Nancy Pelosi Was Right To Mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

Nancy Pelosi Was Right To Mock Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Putting aside her childish behavior during the State of the Union, let’s instead take a look at her Green New Deal. Seems that Nancy Pelosi was right to keep her off the climate change committee AND mock her bill. Here’s why.

This bill is a laughable train wreck. It’s amazing that NPR was able to write this with a straight face.

  • “upgrading all existing buildings” in the country for energy efficiency;
  • working with farmers “to eliminate pollution and greenhouse gas emissions … as much as is technologically feasible” (while supporting family farms and promoting “universal access to healthy food”);
  • “Overhauling transportation systems” to reduce emissions — including expanding electric car manufacturing, building “charging stations everywhere,” and expanding high-speed rail to “a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”;
  • A guaranteed job “with a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations and retirement security” for every American;
  • “High-quality health care” for all Americans.

Oh, but there’s more. Much much more.

You see, her referendum wants economic security for EVERYONE! Including those who don’t want to do anything. In other words, welfare for all! But it’s a super duper GREAT day y’all!

Let’s put charging stations everywhere and build so much high speed rail that in 10 years, airplanes will become obsolete! Yes folks, that’s actually in there.

This is also supposed to build upon FDR’s second bill of rights and guarantee us full unfettered access to nature. I guess just walking outside or going to a park isn’t considered ‘access to nature.’

The grammar, or lack thereof in this mess is something to behold. 

“Americans love a challenge,” reads one section header, and “This is our moonshot.” It cites John F. Kennedy’s space program pledge to reach the moon in ten years, but it’s written as “When JFK said we’d go to the by the end of the decade.” Go to the what?  Will all of the expertise that goes into a Green New Deal eventually include proofreaders?

And there’s this little gem.

When FDR called upon America to build 185,000 planes to fight World War II, every business leader, CEO, and general laughed at him. At the time, the U.S. had produced 3,000 planes in the last year. By the end of the war, we produced 300,000 new planes. That’s what we are capable of if we have real leadership.

Real leadership based upon junk science.

How do they think they want to pay for this? Bring lots of new banks online and issue lots and lots and LOTS of credit. Details of payment?

In other words, let someone else deal with the pesky details. Because you see, we need to get rid of airplanes and cow farts!

We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast, but we think we can ramp up renewable manufacturing and power production, retrofit every building in America, build the smart grid, overhaul transportation and agriculture, plant lots of trees and restore our ecosystem to get to net-zero.

Cow farts guys. Cow farts.

Now how does she propose to get rid of cow farts? Feed them unhealthy food so they won’t fart anymore? Oh wait, I know! Maybe kill all the cows? Nahhhh…that couldn’t be the plan. Could it?

You know, I don’t agree with Nancy Pelosi at all on anything. However, this is one time that I’m on the same page she is.

Yes, of course that brings to mind the ‘we’ll have to pass the bill to see what’s in it’ Obamacare bit Nancy threw at us all those years ago. However, what AOC in her limited wisdom is promoting should be mocked and laughed out of the room on a continual basis.

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10 Comments
  • Jim says:

    ”Now how does she propose to get rid of cow farts? Feed them unhealthy food so they won’t fart anymore? Oh wait, I know! Maybe kill all the cows?”

    I once opined that Occasional Cortex, supposedly a mature woman, actually operated in psycho-social terms at the level of a 14 year old. Now I think I was too kind. Mid-childhood seems about her level, say 5-6 years equivalent.

    • Dave says:

      It’s a good thing we killed off all those millions of bison – or is it buffalo – 150 years ago. I guess we’ll do the same for cows in ten years. I’m sure PETA is all in.

  • Craig Austin says:

    Funniest woman since Carol Burnett, Alex you are a treasure, please run for President! Damn the Constitution for making us wait.

  • GWB says:

    You know all those smart bulbs? Making your house so much greener ’cause you can turn them off with your smartphone (instead of getting off your ass and walking to the light switch)? Well, when you throw them away, they still have your wifi password in them, stored in the clear.
    Not that you were allowed to throw them away, anyway…………
    https://boingboing.net/2019/01/29/fiat-lux.html

    expanding high-speed rail to “a scale where air travel stops becoming necessary”
    Just how “high-speed” will this rail be? And, more importantly, will it be point-to-point? IOW, it won’t stop at intermediate stations? Because you really ought to draw that mesh network out to get a measure of its ridiculousness.
    (One of the primary reasons for air travel is to avoid bottlenecks where routes cross, and to avoid terrain obstacles – rivers, mountains, etc.)
    Oh, and are you going to build a train track to Europe? Or to Japan and South Korea? How about to China?
    You’re also not going to get rid of airplanes until the cost of a train ticket is commensurate to the travel time – $500 gets me from the east coast to Denver in a day, $600 gets me from the east coast to Denver in … maybe 4 days? I don’t have that much vacation time, to spend that much money on a ticket. If it cost … $100? Then I might consider it for some travels.
    (But AOC and her sister watermelons all live in the NE corridor, and only need trains that go from DC to Boston or NYC. And, yeah, a plane can take just as long as a train ride there. And can cost more, since Amtrak is subsidized by you and me.)

    AOC, learn this adage from us old military guys: Good generals study strategy; GREAT generals study logistics.

  • Joe in PNG says:

    But she’s wearing her “I’m Smart!” glasses!
    Obviously those glasses means she put some thinking into it!

  • Tyler says:

    Announcer: Ladies and gentleman, I am proud to show you the winner for tonight on ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’, drum role please!
    ALEXANDRIA CORTEZ!!! Give a round of applause because who didn’t see that coming 😀

  • Robin H says:

    Where is she going to plant all those trees? Under the windmills or next to the solar panels? The sheer amount of both needed to run the electrical needs of just one city would wipe out any nature around the city. There’d be no space left to plant trees or probably crops, either.

    • GWB says:

      Trees under the windmills would attract birds – which would chop the birds up in mid-flight.
      Trees would eventually overshadow the solar panels (or the solar panels would have to block the trees sunlight).

      Yep, I can see this has been thought through THOROUGHLY!

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