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VIDEO: Ocasio-Cortez Apparently Thinks She’ll be ‘Inaugurated’ to Congress if She Wins. This is Too Funny.

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It seems that Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a bit clueless when it comes to how Congress actually works, which is a scary reality when you consider the fact she’s running for office.

Apparently, Ocasio-Cortez spoke Monday at Boston University, her alma matter, where she said something, well, less than intelligent, a comment that made eyebrows go up all over the room. The comment, which had to do with implementing campaign promises should she win in November, mentioned her “inauguration.”

Yes, she thinks she’s going to have an inauguration if she wins her election.

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“It doesn’t mean you get everything tomorrow. As much as I would love that, I would love to get inaugurated January 3rd [and] January 4th we’re signing health care, we’re signing this.”

People on Twitter quickly noted that as a member of Congress, Ocasio-Cortez would be sworn in, not inaugurated like the president. She would also not have the ability to sign bills into law, as that would still be the responsibility of President Trump.

Monday’s mix-up isn’t the first gaffe, though, by Ocasio-Cortez. She got her political colors mixed up while on the campaign trail in July, and she was roundly criticized for flubbing an interview question in which she criticized Israel’s “occupation” of the Palestinian territories.

The political newcomer has been under the media spotlight as she gains support for her Democratic socialist promises, like free health care and college tuition.

If you’re going to run for a government office, shouldn’t you at least have a fundamental understanding of how that government works? Seems like that would be a good idea.

Ocasio-Cortez is supposedly the future of the Democratic Party. Hopefully that’s true, because the dumber their candidates, the better chance conservatives have at maintaining control of Congress.

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American Music Icon Dead at 72; Was Set to Tour This Summer

Rest in peace, amigo.

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When it comes to gritty guitars and even grittier songs, there is no act quite like that little ol’ band from Texas. ZZ Top mainlined American blues standards directly into the electric era of 1970’s rock, and then reinvented the genre once again with the synthesizers of the 1980’s.  From there, the band toured the world incessantly, bringing their grimy grooves and unforgettable stage presence to audiences from Dusseldorf to Delaware. Now, just weeks before the band was set to take to the road once again, one member of the holy triumvirate of honky-tonk has passed away. Dusty Hill, the bassist for ZZ Top, has died. He was 72. Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard of the Texas-based trio issued a statement to Variety on Tuesday, writing: “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that ‘Blues Shuffle in C.’” And then, echoing the sentiments of music fans the nation over: “You will be missed greatly, amigo,” the statement added. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, so we’ll just leave you all with a classic. Make sure to turns those speakers up, y’all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5WB5ouP-8c  

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Mask Mandates Coming Back to Capitol Hill After CDC Switcheroo

This isn’t likely to go over well with some lawmakers.

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With the “delta” variant now raging in some parts of the country, and breakthrough infections of vaccinated individuals continuing to be reported, the CDC has made a stark decision, stating that even vaccinated folks should be wearing a mask when they are indoors or in parts of the country with high COVID transmission rates. This has now prompted the House of Representatives to bring back a previously criticized policy themselves. Capitol Attending Physician Brian Monahan said late Tuesday that the House of Representatives is reinstating its mask mandate – and therefore the threat of fines to members who don’t comply – following updated guidance from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the delta variant of the coronavirus. The White House also appears to be going back to mandated masks. A White House press representative was seen Tuesday swapping a sign saying people are required to wear masks if unvaccinated with another saying masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Monahan didn’t leave much room for interpretation. “For the Congress, representing a collection of individuals traveling weekly from various risk areas (both high and low rates of disease transmission), all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space,” Monahan said in a letter sent to congressional staffers. The move will almost certainly see pushback from the far right side of the aisle, where the mandating of masks has been a very unpopular policy, and a point of contention in almost every arena in which it has been implemented.

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