LBJ, OBJ, DJax, CP3, MJ, JFK, FDR, ARod, JLo, UBL, AOC. Most of us, and practically all sports fans, will recognize who the letters designate. Some three letter abbreviations break the pattern of initials of first, middle and last name, like LeBron James (middle name Raymond, so why not LRJ?) or Odell Beckham jr. (shouldn’t it be OCB, with a middle name of Cornelious, or maybe he doesn’t want anyone to ask what his middle name is?) or Chris Paul (his middle name is Emmanuel, but his jersey is 3), though sports and entertainment celebrities seem to break a lot of conventions. Desean Jackson and Alex Rodriguez have the first initial of their first name and the first three letters of their last name, the even more famous Jennifer Lopez only needs the first two of her last name, and the most famous one of all, Michael Jordan, needs only two letters total to be recognized. Politicians are not as cool as other celebrities, but a few really historically famous ones, Lyndon Baines Johnson, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and Franklin Delano Roosevelt get the three-letter treatment. Even arch villains like Usama Bin Laden get the three letter treatment. But how do we explain AOC? Why is she famous? What for? If her tedious string of spectacular and public gaffes is any indication, she is famous for being an updated version of deep throat. Not the secret source of Watergate scandal type, but the Linda Lovelace pornography type, only deep throating her foot rather than something else.
Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings’ committee called in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib as “expert” (very low bar) witnesses on the border, stemming from wild claims that AOC made a few weeks ago involving her visit to a border facility in El Paso, TX. While there, she claimed not only that the Border Patrol agents physically and sexually threatened her, but that she witnessed a woman being told to drink out of the toilet. Neither was true, nor did she even try to present evidence. When questioned by a sympathetic reporter, she rolled up the window of her vehicle and ignored the question.
At the beginning of the hearing she conspicuously requested a swearing in. There was absolutely no reason for her to be sworn in here. Congressional members don’t get sworn in and it’s against the law to lie to Congress whether you raise your right hand or not. This was all pure theatrics on her part.
She would, of course, go on to lie some more, though no one complains more than she about Trump’s lies (lying for a “good cause” isn’t really lying, even if the cause is promoting AOC). “What’s worse, Mr. Chairman, was the fact that there were American flags hanging all over these facilities,” she said. “That children were being separated from their parents in front of the American flag, that women were being called these names under an American flag, we cannot allow for this.” Whether or not there were American flags present (she never entered the facility), what flag would we expect to see at a United States government facility, the flag of Mexico, or Guatemala or Honduras?Are we to assume that she really cares about how our flag is perceived?
Her chief of staff compared moderate Democrats (???) to southern segregationists (who were mostly Democrats anyway) then she accused Nancy Pelosi of being a racist for objecting to that characterization. The congressional black caucus then objected to AOC calling Pelosi racist. Is this a form of racism musical chairs?
Thanks to her efforts and those of her House colleagues of color, our real citizens have to put up with crap like:
Hundreds of protesters had gathered in Aurora, Colo., outside the federal facility that holds illegal immigrants, to protest ICE raids scheduled to begin last Sunday in Denver and other major U.S. cities, FOX 31 Denver reported. The protest, part of a network of #LightsForLiberty events, also dubbed the “March to Close Concentration Camps,” called for detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to be closed and for all immigrants being held in those locations to be granted entry to the U.S. Just what every community needs.
Authorities in Colorado restored an American flag to its place Friday evening after protesters demonstrating outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility pulled down the star-spangled banner and flew the flag of Mexico in its place. The protesters also removed a “Blue Lives Matter” flag, honoring law enforcement, spray-painted it with the words “Abolish ICE,” then raised the flag upside-down, on a pole next to the Mexican flag, according to local media. Anyone for deporting these protesters? Yea!
It may not be a long time coming until AOC and some of her colleagues take their place as an enemy of our country as famous, though not as infamous, as UBL. I wonder why she, and Tlaib, and Omar, and for that matter, Ayanna Pressley, are surprised that so many citizens that appreciate our country are hoping they take permanent sabbaticals to the more perfect country of their choice. Even worse than that would be having the power to implement their “solutions” to our problems. Then we can all experience Venezuela without getting on a plane or buying a ticket. Just can’t wait.
Did I leave out the M in mothering? Aren’t fun and profit the same thing as political office? No, and yes. It wasn’t intended to be mothering, because othering is the latest leftist-progressive-utopian meaningless buzzword that’s shorthand for “what-an-evil-bad-person-you-are-you-must-be-a-pro-trump-Republican.” So everybody, let’s get down and other with me, to the beat of let’s twist again like we did last summer, by Chubby Checker (yes millennials, he was a real person, checked two intersectional boxes–black and fat, but he married a white woman, so that might cancel out the first box). Do you other? Do I? Doesn’t everyone? “Absolutely not”, you say, “I don’t other….out loud anyway.”
Have you ever thought someone was dumber than you? Have you ever thought you are better looking than someone else? Have you ever thought that someone else: ordered a more stupid sounding drink at Starbucks, or drank it sloppier than you, was more irresponsible than you for not clearing their crumbs, was more rude to the barista than you??? You have othered! For shame! But there’s hope, you can probably run for political office as a Republican, even eventually for president! Then you can tweet othering to millions and get more free publicity than you can stomach.
Searching questions for the novice “otherer”:
“Does othering make me racist?” Only if your skin is two or more lumens lighter than the “other”.
“How do I know how many lumens whiter I am?” Perform a dark frame calibration on the UPRtek Spectrometer.
“Is othering curable?” Yes, by a procedure that used to be quite common called “prefrontal lobotomy.” Then there was electroshock. Nowadays, tweeting works. Just send a racist tweet, and the Twittersphere will lobotomize you, since they know exactly what it feels like.
“Who is the most vocal opponent of othering?” Ilhan Omar, D. Minnesota.
“Does she other?” Probably more than any political figure….but she doesn’t call it othering.
“What does she call it?” “Leveling the playing field of a corrupt, immoral, hateful, white supremacy country.”
“Why does she use the term othering so much?” It’s something very familiar. She was an other in her own claimed family. In 1995, she entered the United States as a fraudulent member of the “Omar” family, which was not her family. The Omar family is a second, unrelated family which was being granted asylum by the United States. The Omars allowed Ilhan, her genetic sister Sahra, and her genetic father Nur Said to use false names to apply for asylum as members of the Omar family. In addition, she further othered herself by marrying her brother in 2009 as part of an immigration fraud scheme.
“Why would she do that?” The US State department stopped accepting applications for the Priority 3/Refugee Family Reunification program in 2008 because DNA testing, primarily of Somalis, showed about 87% of the claimed family relationships were fraudulent. She was, at the time, a 26 year old American citizen for 9 years, trying to find a way to get her younger brother, fleeing the hell of the U.K. (a true refugee, because Britain has no cuisine of its own) into our country. It appears that not all the Somali piratesare seagoing.
“What else?” She likely committed additional felonies due to her fraudulent 2009-2017 marriage,” David Steinberg wrote. “Today’s report appears to confirm the worst of them: @IlhanMN may have filed EIGHT YEARS of fraudulent federal and state tax returns.” She further othered herself in 2016 and 2017 by violating Minnesota campaign rules in misusing campaign funds. I call her Mother Other.
“What is her worst kind of othering?” By tarring everyone who mentions her scheming as racist, she’s othering those who are more grateful for this country. Her campaign has threatened Somalis in her own district for revealing information about her shenanigans.
“Does all that give you the right to call her Mother Other?” Oh sorry, I should be more precise and call her “queen of frauds“, but “mother other” rhymes and is funnier.
“Are you mocking the idea of othering?” Why not, isn’t it still a free speech country? Or maybe not, considering the next item.
“Why was Kathy Zhu, Miss Michigan of the Miss World America pageant, othered by being stripped of her title?” She was a bad girl. First, she refused to wear a hijab that some bimbo tried to force over her head against her will in 2018, on the campus of Central Florida U. during World Hijab Day (yes Virginia, that is a real exercise in othering), then she tweeted about the incident. Muslim students then tried to other her off campus, but she had the nerve to think she had a right to free speech and to remain enrolled by virtue of tuition, citizenship and being in the right.
“What else was she othered for?” She tweeted that blacks murder more of their own race, than are murdered by whites.
“Isn’t that true?” What, you care about truth? You won’t make much of an otherer. Hand over your credentials!
Author’s note: There is considerable controversy about some of the Omar charges, specifically was the man she married in 2009 actually her biological brother, did hirelings of her campaign threaten Somalis in Minnesota, and was she legally married TO ONE MAN (rather than two) during those years she claimed “married filing jointly” status? I have weighed the evidence and found that the preponderance favors her guilt rather than innocence.