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The Socialist Bartender

Updated on August 4, 2018

Spider Harlotte

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Harlotte Weaves A Breakfast Tale

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Saturday, August 4, 2018. Our creative friend, Spider Harlotte, is at the stove this morning preparing Chocolate Raspberry French Toast for our enjoyment. I am whipping up a delicious batch of French lattes to add to the pleasure of the meal. Harlotte is more than a little disappointed that the newest flavor of the month for the left is none other than a former bartender turned avid socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She is the media darling of the socialist loons in this nation who believe that Socialism actually works. Harlotte believes that reading is fundamental and she suggests that Ocasio-Cortez and her clueless followers study the history of Socialism before they sign on. That will never happen, and Harlotte knows this, but nevertheless, our friendly spider needs to vent, and as we know, venting to the Poppers is just what the doctor ordered. Please join us this morning. The door will be open awaiting your arrival.

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Get Your Free Stuff!

Thanks so much for coming to the breakfast table this morning. By now you have all heard about the bartender who wants to take Congress by storm. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a self described socialist who talks an awful lot about a subject she nows nothing about. The former bartender appears on talk shows as often as possible espousing the benefits of Socialsm. She is utterly clueless about the historically accurate picture that proves that Socialism is a failed concept. Ignorance, however, is not holding her back.

She started off her campaign by lying about her childhood. She provided voters with a picture of a girl who grew up poor. It seems she forgot to mention that actually she was reared in a privileged family. She attended a very expensive private school and attended Boston University. Shockingly, while there, she earned a degree in economics. She must have cut class on a continuous basis, because she graduated lacking even a small semblance of knowledge about economics. If I had a degree from BU in economics, I would return it.

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Bound to Fail

Ocasio-Cortez believes in big government and free stuff. She is running around telling anyone willing to listen that the answer to healthcare is Medicare for all. Paying for it would be easy. Simply tax the big greedy corporations, the rich as much as possible, and use all that stolen money to give free healthcare to all. Money will also come from the military. In her mind, they have far too much cash. Her young supporters love the idea, and why not. They have been coddled by their parents, sheltered by their schools and they need help before they even begin to live. Medicare isn't free, as most of us know, but it is also an impossible way to furnish healthcare to the masses. A study from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virgina was released this week. It concerned the viability of Medicare for all, and the news should make Cortez, Sanders and all the other socialists cry. The study showed that Medicare for all would cost all of us about $32.6 trillion over ten years. Costs would soar in their words, "into the stratosphere." Cortez and Sanders are not at all deterred by these findings. They do what they always do on the left, they choose to dismiss the findings as being biased. To the left, ignorance is definitely bliss.

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Socialism is Broken

Cortez should listen to the words of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. He admits that his system is broken. It is impossible to believe just how far the economy in Venezuela has fallen. It was once a very prosperous country with revenue from state-run oil production bolstering the lives of its citizens. Revenue from oil sharply declined and money began to dry up. The Venezuelan people are starving. Socialism has crippled the country and its people. I suggest that Cortez use some of her parents money to visit Venezuela and witness the end result of socialism. It would be even better if she lived there for some time so that she could experience the "joys" of what happens when you run out of other people's money.

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The Socialist Circus

The left has fallen from grace, and has become the laughing stock of the nation. People like Cortez just add to the circus, and their ignorant rhetoric wastes time and influences people who are easily brainwashed. Socialism is a prescription for disaster. Perhaps if she had actually absorbed anything in her economics courses, she might have learned something. In any case, if she wins the seat, and she probably will, we will have to put up with her ridiculous ranting for quite a few years. We have enough clowns in Washington. What we really need is more bartenders!


Harlotte's Song


Oh, what a tangled web we weave

When first we practice to deceive.

Sir Walter Scott

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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Good Morning Audry,

      You are quite welcome. The good news is that Cortez is making a complete fool of herself. The bad news is that this ignorant child will probably win! See you at the Inn.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      9 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thank you, Pop, for writing about the problems with socialism. I don't follow politics much because it makes me crazy! As for Cortez...well...I just don't trust this woman!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      You make a good point. Venus it is!

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      9 months ago

      Pop

      We may want to use the Moon someday.

      Maybe Venus! would be more appropriate:)

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Good Morning Paula,

      No doubt this girl is a laughing stock. I bet she wins! See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Good Morning brad,

      Perhaps if they discontinued the ads, public pressure would cause the cost of drugs to go down. Our next big frontier is putting all the left wing loons on the moon! See you at the Inn.

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      9 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hey friends! Maybe some joker hired this girl to be our "comedy relief" during these difficult times!? Because she sure is hilarious!!

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      9 months ago

      Pop

      You would think that if drugs ads were stopped, then it would save money and the price of the drugs would cost less!

      But what if they just used that saving to pay off congress to get a benefit for their company.

      Copying the astronauts on the Moon,

      What is the country's, Next Giant Step? For Americans and America!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Dear Yves,

      I don;t trust her either. If she cared about really making a difference she would kick socialism to the curb. I wonder if she knows where Venezuela is and if she knows what's going on. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Dear brad,

      Death as a side effect should be a game changer! I love when the ads tell people to tell their doctor if they have a host of major diseases. I say, if a doctor doesn't take a medical history...RUN! Another waste of money are the drug reps. Generally, they are pretty young women or good looking men who visit doctor's offices and pay off the front desk with lots of junk. They also bring lunch! Then they spend two minutes pushing the latest drug, which then gets prescribed by the doctor. They used to send doctors on vacations, but I don't know if that is still in play. If all this garbage was eliminated, the cost of drugs would go way down.

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      Yves 

      9 months ago

      Interesting observations, Brad & Pop. Cortez seems to be following the same (New-comer, Socialist) blueprint that Obama did. Not to mention, there is no way anyone can have a degree in Economics and not understand the lies and failure of Socialism. Even my own son, who has a Business degree, understands that much.

      If Cortez is elected to Congress, it may be worthwhile to keep an eye on her. In any event, I don't trust her. Her platform is beyond absurd.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      9 months ago

      Pop

      I didn't think of the wasted drug ads on TV. Have you ever read the side effects. I like the ones that have as a side effect the same symptom as the one that you are taking this drug.

      This can be topped by the side effect of Death.

      Then we have the relentless ads by lawyers wanting you to sue the drug companies because their product was deadly.

      Rx

      No TV for a month, and if you are good, no TV for three months.

      :)

      Thanks

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Dear brad,

      Cortez is a brainless opportunist. She graduated with a degree in economics, but learned nothing. On the other hand, she may have learned upon graduating that to get elected she had to appeal to those who are too lazy to work hard. I think it's all about votes for her. She has no convictions. I think you are right on the money when it comes to healthcare. We pay football players millions and researchers peanuts. That speaks volumes about our values. I also believe that drug advertising should be banned. The spots cost a fortune and serve no one. It's not like we walk around with RX pads. See you at the Inn, brad.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      9 months ago

      Pop

      I am really confounded by this woman and her politics.

      She is a well educated college graduate that hasn't really used her education. So, a college education free or paid for doesn't really do much today, if you look at her.

      Another little known community adviser like Obama, but this is her first venture as a candidate. She worked for Ted Kennedy on Immigration, and she worked in the Bernie Sanders campaign.

      Is she using her gender to get the people to put her in office as a symbol because they failed to elect HRC twice?

      She would be better suited for the peace corp, than the House of Representatives. I think that Socialism is the goal of the previous education philosophy of no one wins. No grading in school, no keeping score in sports, and now no performance in life beyond school. Just vote in "free" and let the system take care of me This is the human pet, pet me, love me, and take care of me.

      As for Medicare and the healthcare Industry, and it is an industry, that is not where we should be putting all of our medical eggs. The healthcare in this country has never been great. We have focused on being able to get insurance to offset the huge cost of care. And in that regard, we have failed.

      Even congress put the screws to us. Why did they in 2013 increase the threshold of medical deductions to %10 from 7.5%. Why was it even at 7.5% in the first place.

      In 1986 the Reagan Tax Reform Act took away most of the tax deductions that we the people could actually use. And now this deduction which should be no more than 2% is at 10% Why? This is ironic because it happened during the Obamacare Affordable? Well if it was affordable, then why raise the medical deduction? It seems like the government was expecting more expensive medical rather than less expensive medical.

      The real solution is reducing diseases, curing diseases, and preventing diseases. As far as I know the last medical cure for a major disease was Polio. And worldwide it is still a major problem.

      I submit that we should change our goal form Healthcare to Health Cure. Start with eliminating the patenting of medical patents. This would allow the buildup of more progress when you allow people to build on your success. Yes, these patents protect the industry profits and recouping of R&D but that needs a new paradigm.

      Next I would make drugs a coop to reduce the pricing and gouging by the makers.

      Then I would implement the race for the moon of the JFK era, but apply the goal to cure diseases. The Wall Street pharmaceutical companies need to be restructured like the defense industry, but better.

      When we have the biggest goal as the curing of disease, this will reduce the need for more and more healthcare. To date our biggest medical leap has been in technology. Predominantly in surgeries, and while surgery can make a personal better, it is not technically a cure. It is a procedure that can be beneficial to you health.

      Just imagine if Cancer for example was a disease that had common causes, and only changed depending on why in your body or brain it landed. That would allow a single cure to cure all cancers. We don't know if that is possible, but I don't think the healthcare industry is really interested in cures. At least not based on their track record.

      We don't have the right incentives to change the goal to cures, but that should be our goal.

      Instead of doing iRobots, why not make robotics the replacement for body parts. Scientists think they can reverse the "Climate", then this should be child's play.

      Maybe these things can be done, or maybe they can't be done. But one thing for sure, if you are not working on them, they can only be found by accident.

      By accident is how we found out a lot about brain functions. A person comes into an emergency ward with an ax plant in his skull. A that person walked into the hospital under their own power. There was no pain, and no apparent symptom of anything abnormal.

      This is a good learning tool.

      This was on topic because Medicare is her topic of socialism.

      :)

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Dear Lori,

      These people are ridiculous. Sanders is a fool and a phony. He is fishing for votes among a sea of misinformed, low information baby voters who want something for nothing. The bartender speaks like a fool, and every time she opens her mouth she makes a jerk out of herself. She knows nothing about economics, absolutely nothing. It is also clear that she doesn't mind lying about her upbringing and background. She ought to fit in quite well in Congress. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Dear Pino,

      Cortez is a joke, and frankly, if she gets in, those that voted for her are uninformed, ignorant fools. She is an idiot who really doesn't know anything about economics, but she does know that there are some people who will follow you blindly if you promise them the moon. I'll meet you at the Inn. Lock the door behind you. I don't want Cortez or Sanders followers wandering in.

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      Lori Colbo 

      9 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      I would love to know this woman's net worth, what her assets are, how much debt she possibly could be in. Bernie Sanders net worth is close to one million. He owns two very expensive homes (six digit Prices), one in Vermont and one in DC. He makes a three digit income. His assets are also six digits and he is in huge debt with credit cards. His wife makes a lot as well and is under an FBI investigation for bank fraud.

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      Pino Krisio 

      9 months ago

      POP: Sorry for being late to breakfast, but I know you keep the food and drink warm for me......

      Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat Democratic Chair Joe Crowley, mostly because he thought he had this primary in the bag and didn't even show up for the debates. It was a good thing that she beat him because now the republicans have a chance at the seat! But Wait! We don't, because the republican challenger isn't even campaigning, because there are 6 registered democrats to 1 registered republican in that district. Looks like she will win the seat unless Joe Crowley, who is still on the ballot gets enough votes.

      Boston University should be ashamed to graduate A O-C with a degree in Economics, when she knows nothing. Every Socialist government in the world has failed. When asked in an interview about how she will get the money to pay for medicare for all, she responded that she would tax the rich. When asked how she would get the rest of the money to fund this program, she stated the government would pay for it. She seemed surprised to find out that the government has no money but gets it from the taxpayers. She is a scary person, and will be even scarier as a congressional representative.

      President Trump, who is a great campaigner, should to to that district and speak to the people about voting for Anthony Pappas. It would be worth his while to try to influence some of the democrats.

      Anyway, I am off to the Inn. Save me a seat.....

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Good Morning Tom,

      I agree. If only the brainwashed and naive would realize that they are being played like fools for their votes. The left believes in nothing but lies and power. They certainly don't care about the welfare of American citizens. See you at the Inn, Tom. I'll save you a seat.

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      Tom Whitworth 

      9 months ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop and Harlotte,

      The left is so enchanted with the mythology of socialism they continue to embrace the long proven lies and fantasies it offers. Their childlike faith in this failed concept makes their defeat easier.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Dear Yves,

      Yes, she lied and she lied because in the current environment among the left, lying is okay. You would imagine that after her lie was exposed her followers would discard her. Sadly, they are so brainwashed and needy that that don't care. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Dear TSAD,

      Cortez is a product of a broken education system, and a total lapse of common sense and values. There really is no way to explain her stupidity. See you at the Inn.

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      Yves 

      9 months ago

      Hi Pop and Charlotte,

      I didn't realize that Cortez had lied about growing up in a privileged family. At first, I wrote her off as idealistic, although clueless. But knowing she lied about her family places a dark shadow over her. Now I am much more suspicious than I was before. It seems unfathomable to me that her followers do not understand the danger of socialism. But as someone said," truth is stranger than fiction."

      Boy, is it ever!

      See you two at the inn. Your breakfast this morning sounds divine. :)

    • tsadjatko profile image

      9 months ago from now on

      Pop, I never heard of anyone like Cortez on the other side of the political spectrum, have you? At least not anyone who is embraced and supported by a major political party and the media!

      Of course that thought is a false equivalency, a fall back position which liberals always use when faced with such undeniable lunacy on their side, to imply the other side is just as bad...when in truth they are not!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Good Afternoon Paula,

      Yes, the situation in Venezuela is dire. The idiots like Cortez who led a privileges life haven't a clue about the truth. I guess facts are an anathema to the left. See you at the Inn. I think we should lock the doors behind us. Enjoy the week-end.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Good Afternoon ab,

      Sorry about scaring you, but the left scares me more! Enjoy the week-end and see you at the Inn. No socialists will be allowed in.

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      Paula 

      9 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      She should visit the once well-off Venezuelans. Maybe she can have dinner with a common family. I understand they're all serving "Fido" & "Fluffy," their own house pets. This is admitted fact from the people themselves. Socialism is a political disease & disaster, OF COURSE, supported by liberalism....the ultimate mental disease.

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      A B Williams 

      9 months ago from Central Florida

      Yikes Pop....that creepy clown popped up and nearly scared the tar out of me....moreso than your creepy crawlers do!

      I just heard Herman Cain say, “the S in Socialism stands for suffering of the people” and he too spoke of the suffering of the people taking place in Venezuela right now.

      Spot on Mr. Cain and spot on Pop.

      Another great job at conveying the truth.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Good Morning billy,

      My kids subscribe to your way of handling these things. I am a bit different, bit I do have balance in my life! Enjoy the week-end.

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      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Good Morning Pamela,

      This girl is a flaming idiot. She appears on television, makes a complete fool out of herself and carries on. I have a friend who graduated from Boston University with a degree in Economics. He is shocked by her stupidity, and he wants to call his professors and find out how in the world she got degree! Enjoy the week-end.

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      Bill Holland 

      9 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Cortez, and those like her on both sides of the political spectrum, are just annoying background music as I go about living my life the best way I know how, like that canned music in the dentist office. You can't turn it off but you can sure find ways to ignore it simply by concentrating on more important matters.

      Have a great weekend, Pop!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      9 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Morning Pop,

      Harlotte outdid himself today with this delicious breakfast. I am glad you wrote about the problems with socialism. With the educations Cortez received you would think she could answer a variety of questions correctly. This has not been the case on a few occasions. She s not fit to serve in Congress.

      The far left may actually be helping the Republicans as the Democrates are divided and have no clear message.

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