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Ocasio-Cortez Didn’t Drop The F Bomb On ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ So People Should Just Chill

Lawmakers in Washington — and their old school way of doing things — had no idea what they were in store for them when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her historic election. Ocasio-Cortez has no issues speaking her mind, and these older, more established, lawmakers have never had a  young woman — of color — tell it like it is.

She also has no problem with schooling how the democratic party — and our country for that matter — should be handled. First, let’s get something out of the way. Last night, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” in which the host asked her how many “f*cks she gives regarding what some lawmakers have critically said about her.

The newly minted congressman responded with “zero.”

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The exchange went like this:

Colbert said: “I want to ask this question in a respectful manner, knowing also that you’re from Queens, so you will understand this question. On a scale from zero to some, how many f–ks do you give?”

Ocasio-Cortez said: “zero.”

That answer, however, certainly got the attention of media outlets who focused on the F word rather than who said it.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “I actually didn’t say this, so while I know ‘brown women cursing’ drives clicks, maybe you accurately quote the whole exchange instead of manipulating people into thinking I said this sentence instead of just the word ‘zero.'”

It wasn’t just one outlet who accused her of saying the F word, so she responded to them as well.

“In a shock to no one, @politico is also running with the misattribution as well,” she tweeted. “Here’s what actually happened: I was asked a question on a late night show and answered with the word ‘zero.'”

Furthermore, Ocasio-Cortez also tweeted this excellent lesson in reporting: “This reinforces lazy tropes about women leaders in media: Older + seasoned, but unlikeable; Passionate, but angry; Smart, but crazy; Well-intentioned, but naive; Attractive, but uninformed or gaffe-prone. It’s unoriginal, lazy, and men don’t get the same either/or coverage.” Amen!

Ocasio-Cortez went to discuss other relevant topics including how the government shutdown has affected her first few weeks on the job, all while eating ice cream. (It was Ben & Jerry’s Pecan Resist!).

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“So the downside is that we’re not able to get to work as much as we want to in the beginning, but the bright side is it gives us a lot more free time to make trouble,” she said on the show.

By trouble, she means demanding Republican Majority Mitch McConnell re-open the government, which he has the authority to do.

Ocasio-Cortez also talked about the social media tips she gave her fellow Democratic leaders.

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They’re all so fascinated that she has more than 2.5 million followers on Twitter and almost 2 million on Instagram.

Here’s the advice she gave them.

“Rule No. 1 is to be authentic.”

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Ocasio-Cortez said on the show: “be yourself and don’t try to be anyone that you’re not. So don’t try to talk like a young kid if you’re not a young kid.” She also told them: “If you’re an older woman, talk like an older woman talks.”

Rule No. 2 “Don’t post a meme if you don’t know what a meme is.”

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“That was literally my advice,” and added: “and I said don’t talk like the Founding Fathers on Twitter.”

Rule No. 3 “Mute people but try not to block them.”

There’s a reason why she’s teaching the course, so pay attention! She also added that social media isn’t just for young people. She praised former Congressman John Dingell who is 93 for being savvy on Twitter.

One last thing, just in case you’re trying to come for her, she will fire back under these conditions: “If you have a blue check, if you’re in my mentions, if you’re being sassy in a way that I think is unjustified, and if I haven’t eaten in two to three hours.”

Check out her segments below on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”

READ: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Had A Long Weekend Thanks To The Government Shutdown And Did Some Self-Care With This Drugstore Hack

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The Spanish ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Is Being Shared To Honor Hispanic Workers Fighting COVID-19

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The Spanish ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Is Being Shared To Honor Hispanic Workers Fighting COVID-19

There’s no denying that the world looks a lot different now than it did in 1947. And while the list of all of the positive changes that the decades stretching between now and then have done for the world and minorities, a recent campaign is also highlighting the ways in which our current president could take some notes on certain values the United States held dear during this time. Particularly ones that had been pressed for by one of our former presidents.

As part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Good Neighbor Policy” effort, he worked to promote positive and healthy relations between the United States in Latin American countries.

At the time Rooseveltaimed to ensure that the North, Central and South American countries avoided breaking under the influence of Axis countries during World War II. As part of this campaign, Roosevelt comissioned a Spanish and a Portuguese version of the U.S. national anthem. According to Time Magazine he also “recruited Hollywood to participate in this Good Neighbor Policy; Walt Disney went on goodwill tour of South America, hoping to find a new market for his films, and ended up producing two movies inspired by the trip: Saludos Amigos (1942) and The Three Caballeros (1944). The Brazilian star Carmen Miranda also got a boost, and her role in The Gang’s All Here made her even more famous in the U.S. And alongside these cross-cultural exchanges, the U.S. government decided it needed an anthem that could reach Spanish speakers.”

According to NPR, Clotilde Arias, wrote wrote the translation at the end of World War II, was born in the small Peruvian city, Iquitos in 1901 and moved to New York City to become a composer when she was 22-years-old. Her version of the anthem is now part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Now in an effort to support Latino communities affected by the coronavirus, the non-profit We Are All Human Foundation’s Hispanic Star campaign commissioned the a remake of the song.

Hoping to raise awareness of its Hispanic Recovery Plan and efforts to help to connect Hispanic small businesses and workers with resources during the pandemic, the campaign brought the old recording from obscurity.

For the song, the 2019 winner of the singing competition La Voz,  Jeidimar Rijos, performed “El Pendón Estrellado.” Or, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” 

The song has already received quite a bit of comments and support on Youtube.

Hang in there, fam. We can only get through this together.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Delivered an Impassioned Speech After the ‘Green New Deal’ Failed to Pass in the House

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Delivered an Impassioned Speech After the ‘Green New Deal’ Failed to Pass in the House

Those of you who have been following Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s career closely know that the “Green New Deal” has been a cornerstone of her platform since taking office in January. The “Green New Deal” is, according to the Sierra Club, a piece of legislation that aims to “mobilize vast public resources to help [the US] transition from an economy built on exploitation and fossil fuels to one driven by dignified work and clean energy.” On Tuesday, the Senate voted against passing the legislation by a margin of 0-57–an outcome that was largely expected.

What was unexpected, however, was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s reaction to a fellow House member who dismissed the trailblazing bill as one that would only benefit “rich liberals.”

“If you are a rich liberal from maybe New York or California [the Green New Deal] sounds great,” Rep. Sean Duffy of Wisconsin (R) stated. “Because you can afford to retrofit your home or build a new home that has a zero emissions, that is energy efficient, affordable and safe.”

Needless to say, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez did not view the goal of reducing carbon emissions as a liberal fantasy in the same way Rep. Duffy did.

When it was her turn to speak at the committee hearing, Ocasio-Cortez didn’t mince words in her rebuttal.

“When we talk about the concern for the environment as an elitist concern, one year ago I was waitressing in a taco shop in downtown Manhattan,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “This is not an elitist issue. This is a quality of life issue. You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist? Tell that to the kids in the South Bronx which are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country. Tell that to the families in Flint…Call them elitist…People are dying!”

After the journalist and liberal media personality Brian Tyler Cohen Tweeted out the video to his 43,000 followers, the video quickly went viral–garnering more than 8 million views and 64,000 retweets in less than 24 hours.

Latinas, as usual, took to Twitter to support Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez…

The reaction on Twitter proves that combating climate change is not an issue that only effects elite liberals.

In fact, many Latinas view climate change as one of the most pressing issues in politics today.

@AOC Thank you for being a voice of reason. Your words come from the heart of many Americans who believe in helping our fellow man; who believe that clean water and air for ALL is top of the list of Congressional concerns. We MUST save the planet.— Janet (@SurruscoJanet) March 27, 2019

According to environmental scientists, the clock is ticking when it comes to both reducing and preventing humanity’s negative environmental impact.

Many Latinas experience first hand that negative consequences of the climate change crisis.

We, the people of communities like the Bronx where @AOC represents and the 7th where @AyannaPressley represents and the 5th Suffolk, where I represent are the original EJ warriors. We have been poisoned 4 generations w/ bad air, water & land. It’s not elitist, its righteous.— Rep. Liz Miranda (@lizforma) March 27, 2019

In fact, the affects of climate change disproportionately impact low-income Americans who are often displaced due to the destruction of unusual environmental occurrences.

Of course, there were those Latinas who were just ecstatic that they finally felt truly represented by a Representative.

All. Of. This! #AOC is my voice! @AOC represents my voice and my concerns for this country!!!! https://t.co/Ek8q3O36Q6— Alicia Figliuolo / adotfig on ig (@AliciaFigliuolo) March 27, 2019

It’s not every day that Latinas feel that their voices are being heard by politicians.

Some Twitter users reminded everyone that the devastating effects of climate change should not tainted by partisan politics.

The real question should be how ignorant are those old white men who don’t understand that #climatechange is real and will destroy humanity. #ScienceisReal We know the answer, they are driven by #Greed #GreenNewDeal— Michele Garron (@bassm67) March 27, 2019

Facts should not be made into a Republican vs. Democratic issue. The negative impacts of climate change are widely accepted by the scientific community.

Although the Green New Deal didn’t pass in the Senate, we’re very sure that this isn’t the end of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s fight against climate change.

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