January 22, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez remains the gift that keeps on giving…to Republicans.  At a Martin Luther King Day forum for Millennials in New York, she drew cheers from the crowd for declaring that it’s immoral for society to allow billionaires to exist when there are poor people in Alabama, and that “the America that we’re living in today is dystopian, with people sleeping in their cars so they can work a second job without healthcare.”  Actually, the unemployment rate is at historically low levels, job creation is setting new records, wages are rising in real terms for the first time in years, a small fraction of workers hold more than one job, and there are smart ways to lower health care costs, but her party rejected them in favor of Obamacare.  The places where people have to sleep in their cars because they can't afford housing are largely liberal centers of income inequality such as Silicon Valley.  

But her statement that really grabbed my attention was this:

“The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”


Talk about evoking a sense of nostalgia if not outright déjà vu.  Having occupied this planet for over twice as long as she has, I’ve heard similar predictions more times than I recall. That’s not in any way to downgrade the need to protect the environment and be good stewards of the Earth.  But radical environmentalists have made crying “Apocalypse” their go-to strategy for motivating the public for so long that nobody pays any attention to them anymore.  Some of them have even admitted that that’s exactly what they are doing and tried to justify it.    

If you want to know why this type of alarmist prediction for the world ending only works on the very young and naïve, here’s a list of 12 environmental doomsday deadlines from the past 30 years, all of which came and went.  And this is only the tip of the rapidly melting iceberg.  They could have included many more and gone back even further.  My favorite was the prediction that by the mid-‘80s, the oceans would be so dead that tuna would be a rare delicacy selling for $80 a can.  I’m really glad I didn’t invest my life savings in tuna futures. 



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  • D Glaser

    01/24/2019 11:11 PM

    I majored in Economics. She minored in Economics. I never cut class. You fill in the rest.

  • F. J. Blaszka

    01/23/2019 05:59 PM

    Do Soros, Bloomberg, Gates, Bezos, et al know she doesn't like them. Does she even know who these people are?

  • Marcella Pierce

    01/23/2019 10:26 AM

    So, in 2030, she expects the world to end... funny how that links up with the Communist NWO globalist United Nations Agenda 2030.

  • Linda Orf

    01/23/2019 09:32 AM

    The first thing that went through my mind when she said that was, She's now got 12 years to get herself right with our maker". The second, was By Him, all things consist.

  • Floyd Kimmel

    01/22/2019 09:00 PM

    They all can talk about doomsday and what's going to destroy us. But
    I will still go with the Bible and be prepared for when it does happen.

  • Samuel Smith

    01/22/2019 07:12 PM

    People better wake up she is a Muslim and a Jihadist. Not in way we are used to a person being a Jihadist. She is killing us from the inside not from the outside. Muslim and Christian values do not mix. She is being very deceitful about what she what's to due to this country!

  • Carol Parsons

    01/22/2019 06:01 PM

    I wonder how long we have to wait to see her replace Any of the current late night talk show host. She is far mor entertaining and tons more humorous. And the best part is unlike the ones now she doesnt think shes funny.

  • Tom Bass

    01/22/2019 05:25 PM

    I seem to remember a Christian author (I forget his name) wrote a book regarding the rapture being in 1984 I believe. Then there was Mr. Camping in California made to predictions saying he miscalculated on the first. He died before learning his 2nd prediction was wrong. Neither prediction was about global warming or greenhouse effect.
    No one knows the day or hour except the Father.

  • Henrietta Weimer

    01/22/2019 04:27 PM

    This woman is a complete idiot. I just hate it because she gets so much publicity. So many crazy people, who do not what to believe, will believe her, just because she is in front of the news each day. I wish the news media would just forget about her, but I know that is not going to happen. God, please help us as a nation. Thank you for all of your articles. Jane Weimer

  • David Stafford

    01/22/2019 02:50 PM

    Mike, the poor girl was raised in the Bronx, which, of course, makes her an expert on us poor people in Alabama. On a serious note, I have often thought that we southerners should have an unwritten agreement to keep our lifestyles in Alabama and the other southern states as quiet as possible and avoid any influx from the Bronx, Berkeley and Southside.
    What I don't understand is how anyone, young or old, can get elected to Congress from anywhere, even the Bronx, with no knowledge of how Congress works or what is required of a Congressman or woman. The child must have been misled at some point. Can we establish a list of criteria and post it on all Post Office bulletin boards, the Bronx community shelter or other public place. Apparently, we should have made several copies prior to the last election and made general distribution nation-wide. (In several languages, of course) I'm naive, being only 79, but I thought the oath taken at the swearing-in ceremonies would have prevented some of our elected officials from taking office. I appreciate your efforts to keep us informed and advised on the current state of affairs, many of which I never expected to see in the United States of America. Your patience and loyalty to the United States is appreciated. Dave

  • Elizabeth Crouse

    01/22/2019 01:44 PM

    I live in Alabama and I dont believe anybody has diseases and no healthcare. I was a career military wife and she has no clue what she is talking about.

  • Ron Pratt

    01/22/2019 01:16 PM

    May be what she really meant is the Lord is coming back in 12 years... actually, the way everything is going, it might be a lot sooner.

  • Mark Mittelstaedt

    01/22/2019 11:36 AM

    It's interesting that the climate apocalyptos want to fight to eliminate fossil fuels, instead of just fighting for more energy efficiency, which would actually address the problem. Please read the IAEA report on the Thorium fuel cycle - SAFE nuclear power ! Full disclosure - I have no financial interest in thorium ;-} Energy efficiency isn't sexy enough to let the lefties get in touch with their inner, summer-of-love 60's radical - Hey Hey, Ho Ho, single pane windows gotta go ? but it will reduce energy usage. Energy is like RAM in a computer - we need all we can get ;-}