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Ocasio-Cortez says growing cauliflower
in community gardens is 'colonial'

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 5/21/2019 11:36:22 AM

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Sunday that growing cauliflower in community gardens is part of the “colonial” attitudes that her Green New Deal will stamp out. The New York Democrat, who introduced the proposal to tackle climate change by radically transforming the economy, posted a series of Instagram videos filmed in her home state talking about community gardens as a “core component” of her proposal. “What I love too is growing plants that are culturally familiar to the community. It’s so important,” she said as she filmed a community garden in the Bronx. “So that’s really how you do it right.

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I guess there are now 'gardens of color'.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross 5/21/2019 11:43:54 AM (No. 68202)
Here's a question. Why is it any of her business who decides to grow what where? And how is growing food somehow a racist endeavor that requires redistribution of wealth?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Luandir 5/21/2019 11:46:34 AM (No. 68206)
Cauliflower must be too white.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: felixcat 5/21/2019 11:48:58 AM (No. 68207)
Some Puerto Rican chick who grew up in NY is not going to tell me what to plant. Had enough of that garbage with Michelle Obama who knew as much about gardening as I know abut brain surgery. BTW - having lived in PR, they don't do much gardening there.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: udanja99 5/21/2019 11:52:08 AM (No. 68212)
Does she really believe that plants which grow in Central America or Puerto Rico will grow in NY? She’s as clueless about this as she is about garbage disposals.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sandbar 5/21/2019 11:55:14 AM (No. 68214)
This woman doesn't have a clue. I grew up in a rural area where a large garden wasn't a hobby or a "statement". It was essential. On canning days in mid summer (no air cond.), women would cook pots of vegetables, can and seal with hot wax. It was not trendy, not fashionable, not "green", it was work, hard work.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Daria 5/21/2019 11:56:26 AM (No. 68216)
The "Little AOC" (I think her real name is Ava?) is going to have a field day with this.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40 5/21/2019 11:57:15 AM (No. 68217)
Would it be too insulting to the vegetable to say she has a cauliflower for brains? The woman's a plain nut case. Enduring mystery why she is taken seriously.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: PChristopher 5/21/2019 11:58:15 AM (No. 68218)
Not quite intelligent, is she?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 5/21/2019 12:03:07 PM (No. 68227)
What a nasty, hateful, stupid and ignorant piece of garbage this one is.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sardonic 5/21/2019 12:06:43 PM (No. 68231)
This woman-child gives "ignorant" a bad name
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Reply 11 - Posted by: janjan 5/21/2019 12:09:33 PM (No. 68232)
There are not words to describe how utterly stupid this arrogant creature is.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Goose 5/21/2019 12:12:42 PM (No. 68235)
I wonder what crops would be "culturally familiar to the community" in Hipster Brooklyn?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 5/21/2019 12:14:49 PM (No. 68238)
The only reason that millions and millions more didn't starve in the Soviet Union was that they eventually went out of the cities and provided small plots of land for individuals to have their own gardens, raise their own food, since the soviet system couldn't provide enough food for people. Buses were available to travel out to the "dachas", which actually means a "country home/cottage". I was never quite sure how much bitter sarcasm was in calling these miserable garden plots with a shack their "dacha". Each space was about 1/7th of an acre. Some had a small shack. These garden plot areas outside of the cities are still there, still providing food. You can easily find them on sat images, if you look. In later years, when economic times got better after the USSR dissolved, some actually were able to build a bit of a cottage. But those with any real money got away from these tiny, crowded plots, built real homes. So, Comrade Sandy, the tip stealing barmaid, is in favor of re-inventing these soviet desperation gardens so we can work to keep ourselves from starving in the aftermath of their Green Death Plan. But she and her commissars will decide what you an grow. Even the real commissars didn't take it THAT far.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Highlander 5/21/2019 12:18:52 PM (No. 68241)
My first reaction? Good Lord!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 5/21/2019 12:18:52 PM (No. 68242)
If AOC looked like Lena Dunham no one would care what she thought about anything.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: SALady 5/21/2019 12:22:22 PM (No. 68244)
My grandmother loved to garden. But she knew it was for fun. As she liked to point out, by the time she built her garden, bought the plants, bought fertilizer and pesticides, spent money on water to water the plants, and spent hours tending the garden, she easily spent $50 to grow $10 worth of tomatoes. Community gardens are a "feel good" thing that lie-berals like to set up that are a huge waste of time and money, but it makes the lie-berals feel good and gives people something to do to forget about their problems for a little while. I don't have a problem with them, but they are never going to be any type of "solution" to any problem. They are just a hobby. Only large farms can grow the amount of food that you have to grow to make it economically feasible.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: fayebeck 5/21/2019 12:28:38 PM (No. 68251)
Cauliflower is essential to the well being of an octogenarian's digestion.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: MISteve 5/21/2019 12:30:07 PM (No. 68253)
What is she talking about?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Geoman 5/21/2019 12:32:10 PM (No. 68254)
She's setting up New York to cultivate weed of the smokable variety. As far as her green new deal stamping out colonial attitudes, is she going to stamp out Puerto Rico?
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Reply 20 - Posted by: earlybird 5/21/2019 12:40:40 PM (No. 68258)
In our area “community gardens” became a food source for those too lazy to grow their own, They stole what they wanted from those who toiled to grow things.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: zzzghy 5/21/2019 12:43:55 PM (No. 68259)
Someone is using her to toy with you. When people fall for it and knee-jerkingly reply they're sinking to her level of absurdity. Save your bandwidth for stuff that at least matters a little.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/21/2019 12:47:22 PM (No. 68261)
So many stupid people in Washington.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: PageTurner 5/21/2019 12:53:05 PM (No. 68264)
Colossal dolt. I grow lots of crops and every one of them is consistent with the climate. I wouldn't dream of growing yuca in a place like New York. You don't see 'locally grown' yuca in New York bodegas, it's all imported. Ocasio-Cortez seems to think she can command the climate in addition to what people ought to grow. It's pretty obvious she's never tried to grow anything. I would like to extend to her an invitation to grow some yuca in a place like New York.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: zoidberg 5/21/2019 12:59:36 PM (No. 68268)
White Vegetables Matter.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Strike3 5/21/2019 1:24:39 PM (No. 68280)
Being schooled by an impudent child is not insulting at all, it's actually hilarious. The only part that's not funny is paying this idiot 174K for her contributions.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: qr4j 5/21/2019 1:54:51 PM (No. 68288)
Why is cauliflower colonial? That doesn't make sense. Does Yucca grow in the State of New York? I just looked this up. Apparently some varieties do grow in the Midwestern United States. In fact, I've had it growing in my yard before. Let me tell you, trying to dig up the sucker to get to the root is a right pain in the posterior. And the root is what you eat apparently. If God were truly merciful, he'd make it so AOC could not talk.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 5/21/2019 2:02:30 PM (No. 68293)
OMG...They need to stop killing all those ducks just to make duck tape
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Reply 28 - Posted by: M2 5/21/2019 2:06:29 PM (No. 68294)
Does that mean that Belgian endive, white asparagus, daikon radish, jicama, potatoes, white Band-Aids, white adhesive tape, Ivory soap, Dove soap , Rice, spaghetti, sour cream, yogurt, cream cheese, goat cheese, feta cheese, fresh mozzarella, sugar, Stevia, and bleach are also “colonial”? This has gone beyond silly, beyond stupid, beyond bizarre to sheer insanity. Is she and her moronic compatriots simply pushing as far as they can go just to illustrate the stupidity of those who tolerate it?
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Reply 29 - Posted by: jorgecito 5/21/2019 2:12:10 PM (No. 68301)
#15, while I believe there is value to community gardens, I agree with you that they're no solution to feeding the world. The value I see is mostly for apartment-bound seniors, who love to garden but have no yard of their own. Their little "community" plots provide sunshine and an opportunity to mix with others who enjoy the same pursuit. But there is real irony here! Is AOC correct in asserting that "people of color" reject community gardens ... due to some presumed "colonial lens" [sic]? And environmentalism is "too white"?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Osprey21 5/21/2019 2:34:42 PM (No. 68314)
A cauliflower has a higher IQ than AOC.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: DVC 5/21/2019 2:51:16 PM (No. 68325)
#26, do you actually think that the root of the cauliflower plant is "what you eat"? Amazing.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Lawsy0 5/21/2019 2:54:08 PM (No. 68330)
Maybe she can tour the 59 states and visit all the community gardens. She can even take the intercontinental railway over to Hawaii and back.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 5/21/2019 3:06:29 PM (No. 68338)
#31: #26 is referring to the Yucca plant root as being the edible part.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 5/21/2019 3:28:56 PM (No. 68353)
What this girl DOESN'T know about botany and agriculture, would fill.... ....Every botany and agriculture book ever written or ever will be written. When this girl left New York City for D.C., the mean and median I.Q. of New York City residents increased by a significant amount, and the I.Q. of D.C. fell by a nearly perceptible amount. (I'll leave you mathematicians, logicians and philosophers to figure out what I imply by the last half of that previous sentence)
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Reply 35 - Posted by: TexaTucky 5/21/2019 3:47:11 PM (No. 68360)
I think #24 wins the internet for the day.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: kayworthy 5/21/2019 3:51:15 PM (No. 68363)
My advice is to remove the cabbage worms before you boil it.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: konocti95 5/21/2019 4:21:20 PM (No. 68376)
I want to apologize to all the L-dotters out there. I spent all week...I tried as hard as I could...but I just couldn't make this up. I'm sorry.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Vaquero45 5/21/2019 5:01:40 PM (No. 68391)
If you cut her head off, she wouldn't get any dumber.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: GlueHorse 5/21/2019 5:12:33 PM (No. 68394)
My garden, my choice?
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Rob_NC 5/21/2019 5:50:26 PM (No. 68422)
Wine and popcorn..... Really that's all I need to know...
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Reply 41 - Posted by: udanja99 5/21/2019 6:36:06 PM (No. 68444)
#40, I used to grow both grapes and popcorn in my garden when I lived in Virginia.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 5/21/2019 7:10:39 PM (No. 68457)
The Somalians in Minnesota would like to grow wild monkeys for bushmeat like back home but they can’t because the little apes refuse to wear knit caps and mittens when Winter comes. AOC should propose a bill in congress to bring those outta control tree climbers to heel.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Oldenoughtoknowbetter 5/21/2019 8:07:46 PM (No. 68472)
According to Wikipedia, cauliflower originated in the North east Mediterranean. So just why is it "colonial"? Because it is white? So I guess vanilla ice cream, marshmallows and mashed potatoes are off her list too?
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 5/21/2019 8:09:30 PM (No. 68473)
So she is going to spray round up on that colonial cauliflower, and plant poke weed and marijuana?
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Reply 45 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/21/2019 8:31:07 PM (No. 68480)
Cauliflower? Isn't that Albino (white) broccoli? Good grief, the world or this part of it has gone bug nuts crazy.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: padiva 5/21/2019 8:37:44 PM (No. 68482)
She wants community gardens so she can steal the produce. She thinks that she is queen and can decide 'from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.'
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Reply 47 - Posted by: Pete Stone 5/21/2019 9:01:42 PM (No. 68491)
Waitaminnit! The Puerto Ricans invaded New York! They are the colonialists. They want to grow their colonial crops (corn, chili peppers, and frijoles, I suppose; mangoes and guavas won't do well in the NY climate). They should leave their colonial crops at home and grow cabbage, cauliflower, and beets. And, by the way, onions are neutral -- they're okay too.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: Muncsdad 5/21/2019 9:16:12 PM (No. 68499)
I was lukewarm about cauliflower until NOW. I have a new favorite vegetable to eat with a good, medium rare filet mignon!
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Reply 49 - Posted by: Muncsdad 5/21/2019 9:18:55 PM (No. 68501)
#31, why are you so consistently rude?
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Reply 50 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/22/2019 12:21:04 AM (No. 68546)
Chica is getting on my last nerve. If you are such a maven, go to PR and save the island. You fit right in as a whiny leader stealing the goods.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: NotaBene 5/22/2019 1:37:37 AM (No. 68570)
Puerto Ricans are so lazy that even after President Trump gave then 91 billion for the hurricane, more than to any state (which they are not), they still come extending their begging cup for more. Send Occasional-Cortex back to where she belongs and let the isle sink back into the ocean. Ingrate bartender.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 5/22/2019 1:33:28 PM (No. 82163)
Please provide a list of veggies that AOC doesn't like, and I will plant them. I don't garden but it will be worth the fun!
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Two men were killed on Friday when they attempted to “jump” a drawbridge in Louisiana by speeding their car off the ramp, police said. Alejandro Cazares, 23, and Roberto Alejandro, 32, went “airborne” on the Black Bayou Bridge about 6 miles south of Lake Charles at 2 a.m. and landed in the water — sinking to the bottom, according to Louisiana State Police. The men initially pulled up to the gate arm of the bridge before one of them got out of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze and moved the arm, cops said.
‘It’s Just the Weather’: Meteorologist
Fact-Checks Ocasio-Cortez on
Climate Change
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Posted by Maryland_Patriot 5/24/2019 8:58:11 AM Post Reply
Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez suggested the tornado warning that hit the D.C. area Thursday was part of the “climate crisis” she has previously said humanity only has 12 years left to solve. “The climate crisis is real y’all,” Ocasio said on Instagram Thursday, “guess we’re at casual tornadoes in growing regions of the country?” However, she was quickly fact-checked by meteorologist Ryan Maue, who pointed out that far from proof of a “climate crisis,” D.C.’s tornado warning was “just the weather.”
Trans Tyranny: The Nefariousness of Trans Ideology 19 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/24/2019 4:06:31 AM Post Reply
Dan Zadra once wrote, “worry is a misuse of the imagination.” In January of this year, after coming across a particularly worrying piece in the Atlantic, I misused my imagination. Sorry, Mr. Zadra. Titled “Young Trans Children Know Who They Are,” the piece focused on transgender children — those of whom identify as a different gender from the one they were assigned at birth. Ed Yang, the author of the piece, argues that, from an early age, children already have a strong sense of identity. He contends that some children as young as three already have a strong sense of their identity. If a three-year-old boy tells his parents
Federal judge blocks Trump from using
Defense funds for parts of border wall
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Posted by PageTurner 5/24/2019 10:48:52 PM Post Reply
A federal judge on Friday night blocked President Donald Trump from tapping into Defense Department funds to build parts of his US-Mexico border wall. In a 56-page ruling, Judge Haywood Gilliam of the Northern District of California blocked the administration from moving forward with specific projects in Texas and Arizona, saying Trump couldn't disburse the funds without congressional approval. The lawsuit that prompted the ruling was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of the plaintiffs, the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition. Although Friday's ruling does not prevent the Trump administration from using funds from other sources to build the projects, it's a
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