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"[Michael Jackson] nurtured relationships, including with the boys’ mothers. He spent hours on the phone with James and Wade, he would also call their moms, just to talk to them."

"Jackson also spent time at the Safechucks’ modest home in Simi Valley, Calif. He could have been anywhere in the world, Stephanie Safechuck said, but he chose to be with them. 'He was a son I started to take care for,' Stephanie Safechuck said. 'He would spend the night, I’d wash his clothes.' She said that she once told Jackson that she had prayed for her son’s success in getting into commercials, and that he went on to find success right away. In response, she said, Jackson told her that he h...
Tags: Law, Ethics, Pedophilia, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Motherhood, James, Wade, Simi Valley Calif, Ann Althouse, Lori Loughlin, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Stephanie Safechuck, Operation Varsity Blues

The Brains Behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Some of you may have seen this, but for those who haven’t it might be a good primer on exactly where she comes from and who created her.  My only issue with it is that he fails to pull the thread on the Soros money that lies at the root of her success.
Tags: Politics, Military, Soros, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"The meh is, like, worshipped now. For what?" — demands Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

[email protected]’s critique of “moderates” is spot on.Moderates are more naive than the visionaries if they think tinkering around the edges will solve systemic problems in our democracy and economy.It’s time to rewrite the social contract, not manage— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) March 9, 2019 By chance, I watched that right after "Scooby-Doo! Out of Context"— Scooby-Doo! Out of Context (@ScoobyDooOoC) March 10, 2019 ... so it felt all ...
Tags: Law, Cartoons, Aoc, Ann Althouse, I'm for Boring, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez

"Do we want a livid warrior or a happy one? Someone eager to name and shame enemies, the way Donald Trump does, or someone with a less Manichaean outlook?"

"Someone poised to reciprocate Trump’s nastiness or someone incapable of it? I’m not entirely sure which type is more likely to defeat him. But I know which gives us a better chance at healing America — if that’s even possible — and moving us past a juncture of crippling animosity. It’s the type that Hickenlooper represents and maybe even exemplifies.... Optimism, warmth and joy matter. They propelled Ronald Reagan to the presidency. I think they’re even a small part of the Alexandria Ocasio-Cor...
Tags: Law, Senate, Happiness, Elizabeth Warren, America, Reagan, Ronald Reagan, John Kerry, Johnson, Rhetoric, Kerry, Smith, Donald Trump, Fdr, George W Bush, Kamala Harris

The High Cost Of Legal Education Saved Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Sometimes the best decisions are the ones that don't cost three years and hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asked "Is it OK to still have children?," what did she mean and was she saying something new?

I'm watching this little video snippet:"There’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult, and it does lead, I think, young people, to have a legitimate question: Is it OK to still have children?" Ocasio-Cortez said. "Not just financially because people are graduating with 20, 30, $100,000 worth of student loan debt, and so they can’t even afford to have kids and a house, but also just this basic moral question, like, ‘what do we do?’" she continued. "And e...
Tags: Video Games, Law, Advertising, Bob Dylan, Sony, Morality, Motherhood, Aoc, Dylan, Ambiguity, Ann Althouse, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez

"It’s true that much of Ocasio-Cortez’s appeal has to do with her frank and fluid way of expressing a politics whose particulars are increasingly popular across the country. But some of it feels substitutionary..."

"... having something to do with her status as an ambassador from everyday life—still so much like the rest of us who follow politics, caught between complicit spectatorship and horror at the seriousness at hand."I'm consuming New Yorker prose..."Substitutionary" is an odd word for me. But it is a word. The OED finds its earliest use in 1772, in "Clerical Subscription No Grievance": "The Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his Life,..a substitutionary Ransom f...
Tags: Google, Law, Wikipedia, Freedom, America, United States, Socialism, Christianity, Jesus, Christ, Bernie Sanders, The New Yorker, Trump, Sotu, Sacrifice, Ann Althouse

The Democratic Women — dressed in white to honor the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote — stand and cheer as Trump says just the right things to rouse them out of what I think was supposed to be grim disapproval.

It was so much fun to see this creation of festive happiness:Let me break this scene down:0:00-0:12 — "No one has benefitted more from our thriving economy than women, who have filled 58% of the new jobs created in the last year," says Trump, leaning into "women." He pauses, nods and looks around.0:15 — We see the array of women in white, keeping a solemn look at first. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turns around and causes the women behind her to smile.0:17-0:19 — This gesture happens — one woman  (w...
Tags: Law, Congress, Wikipedia, Kkk, Nancy Pelosi, Nancy, Trump, Smiling, Sotu, Aoc, Ivanka, Ivana, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Emotional Politics, Trump rhetoric

Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "crack" and reveal that she believes the world will end in 12 years?

Drudge would like to tease you into thinking so:But no... even if you only click through to the Grabien News story and read the excerpt from her interview (with Ta-Nehisi Coates), you'll see that she's only colorfully presenting the anxiety that young people are feeling about climate change:“And I think the part of it that is generational is that millennials and people, in Gen Z, and all these folks that come after us are looking up and we’re like, the world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t ...
Tags: Law, Global Warming, Millennials, Rhetoric, Ta Nehisi Coates, Drudge, Generation Z, Ann Althouse, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Grabien News

Harry Truman said "If you can't stand the heat you better get out of the kitchen." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says...

"It’s not the kitchen that’s popular, or the cooking that’s popular, it’s that I’m engaging people doing something I’m already doing." She was instructing her colleagues on how to do social media.Here's the background on the Truman quote, from the Truman Library (where, if you click, you'll get a message that the site isn't being updated regularly because of the federal government shutdown, so this might not be the latest on Harry Truman):One of the results of this system is that it gives the Pr...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Metaphor, Harry, Harry Truman, Aoc, Truman, Ann Althouse, Truman Library, Jackson County Court, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Trump's shutdown

"If you’re an older woman, talk like an older woman talks" — instructs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

... in her lesson to Congresspeople on how to do Twitter. Oh! Was that failing to talk like the generic "older woman" while being the specific older woman I readily admit I am?Goodness gracious! I ought to withdraw from the fray and make toast and tea.To be fair to AOC, she also said, "Don’t try to be anybody who you’re not" and "The top tip, I think, is really to be yourself and to really write your own tweets so that people know it’s you talking." I agree with that advice, but I observe that i...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Aging, Blogging, Aoc, Ann Althouse, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez

Confusing headline of the day: "Nancy Pelosi Spanks the First Brat."

Hint: It's Maureen Dowd's new column.It caught my eye because here in Wisconsin, a brat — rhymes with "squat" — is a very popular sausage. So what's "spanking the brat"? Seems like another one of the many euphemisms for masturbation.But the NYT is not Wisconsin, so it must be brat — rhymes with "slat" — "a child, so called in contempt" (to quote Samuel Johnson's "Dictionary of the English Language"). What brat would Nancy Pelosi be spanking? I'm thinking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or maybe Rashida...
Tags: Headlines, Law, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Language, Wisconsin, Brats, Nancy Pelosi, Rhetoric, Motherhood, Hillary, Trump, Sartre, Samuel Johnson, Pelosi

Occasio-Cortez Dancing Video And Remix Culture

Ultimately, any fighting over whether these mashups posted to YouTube infringes copyright is pointless.
Tags: Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Occasio Cortez

Whoopi Goldberg to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "Before you start pooping on people and what they’ve done, you got to do something too."

On "The View" today. My favorite thing about this is, Abby Huntsman immediately intones in the flattest possible voice, "That's well said. That's really well said." She knows her place, Huntsman does. Unlike some people. Pooping people. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Whoopi Goldberg, Abby Huntsman, HUNTSMAN, Ann Althouse, Excrement, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez

"The controversy of the moment involves AOC’s advocacy of a tax rate of 70-80 percent on very high incomes, which is obviously crazy, right?"

"I mean, who thinks that makes sense? Only ignorant people like … um, Peter Diamond, Nobel laureate in economics and arguably the world’s leading expert on public finance. (Although Republicans blocked him from an appointment to the Federal Reserve Board with claims that he was unqualified. Really.) And it’s a policy nobody has ever implemented, aside from … the United States, for 35 years after World War II — including the most successful period of economic growth in our history.... [Despite] t...
Tags: Taxes, Law, Economics, United States, Paul Krugman, Aoc, Krugman, Federal Reserve Board, Ann Althouse, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Peter Diamond Nobel

The follow-up question Anderson Cooper should have asked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after she said "Yeah" to his "Do you believe President Trump is a racist?"

I don't think I'm seeing a full transcript to last night's "60 Minutes" (at the "60 Minutes" website), but here's the section of the interview that I'm seeing and reacting to:Anderson Cooper: You don't talk about President Trump very much.Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: No.Anderson Cooper: Why?Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: No. Because I think he's a symptom of a problem.Anderson Cooper: What do you mean?Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The president certainly didn't invent racism. But he's certain...
Tags: Law, America, Anderson Cooper, Charlottesville, Trump, Cooper, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez

"Speak truth, sis!" — said Rashida Tlaib to fellow congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

"Some might say it was 'Shine Theory' in action — a term coined by the feminist podcasters Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow to describe women who make a concerted effort to support one another. (In Ms. Sow’s words: 'I don’t shine if you don’t shine.') In fact, in an exchange of mutual admiration on Twitter on Wednesday, Ayanna Pressley, Massachusetts’s first African-American congresswoman, thanked Ms. Ocasio-Cortez for 'living #ShineTheory out loud.' (Ms. Ocasio-Cortez had tweeted that she was 'so ...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Feminism, Ann Friedman, Pressley, Ann Althouse, Halls of Congress, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Trump's new Congress

"If I walked into Congress wearing a sack, they would laugh & take a picture of my backside."

"If I walk in with my best sale-rack clothes, they laugh & take a picture of my backside. Dark hates light — that’s why you tune it out. Shine bright & keep it pushing."Tweeted Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. I'm reading the tweet in "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore clothing, a journalist tweeted a photo, and the Internet pounced" which is in The Washington Post, where the slogan is "Democracy Dies in Darkness," which seems to be paraphrasable as "Dark hates light." I think Ocasio-Cortez responded quite ...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, John Lennon, WaPo, Boomer, Curtis Mayfield, Ann Althouse, Light And Shade, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez

"Amazon Is Getting $1.5 Billion to Come to Queens."

The NYT questions whether it's worth it for New York to hand the big corporation all that money.“Either you are creating jobs or you are losing jobs,” said [Governor Andrew] Cuomo. “This is a competition.”Added [Mayor Bill] de Blasio, “We had an unprecedented opportunity to add to the number of jobs.”c....But as the details emerge, many expressed anger that the costs — in crowded subways, rising home prices, strained sewers and actual state and city tax dollars — could far outweigh the benefits ...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Law, Commerce, Queens, Ann Althouse, Andrew -RSB- Cuomo, Bill -RSB- de Blasio, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez

"'President Show' Mockumentary Finds Comedy in Trump’s Downfall and Death/The hilarious new Comedy Central special... takes a page from true-crime docs to give viewers a cathartic peek into a Trump-free future."

Hilariousness identified at The Daily Beast.Inspired by the recent rise of true crime documentaries like The Jinx and Making a Murderer among others, the special projects 12 years into the future to ask—and ultimately answer—the question: What happened to Donald Trump?...Among those returning to the show are Kathy Griffin’s Kellyanne Conway, her clothes a little flashier, her hair a little messier....Oh, Kathy's back:I don't know, maybe it is hilarious. I just don't like building comedy on the d...
Tags: Comedy, Law, America, House, Donald Trump, Alec Baldwin, Trump, Kathy Griffin, Kathy, Altamont, Ann Althouse, Steve Bannon, Kellyanne Conway, Trump and pop culture, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez

"If this doesn’t prove that political currency is people over money, I do not know what does. We have now cut the head of the I.D.C. snake."

Said Alessandra Biaggi, who defeated state senator Jeffrey D. Klein in yesterday's New York primary. The I.D.C. is the Independent Democratic Conference, a group of Democrats who collaborate with Republicans in the state senate. The quote appears in "Democratic Insurgents Topple 6 New York Senate Incumbents" (NYT).The losses were not only a resounding upset for the members of the Independent Democratic Conference, who outspent their challengers several times over, but also a sign that the progre...
Tags: New York, Law, Andrew Cuomo, Vox, Candy, Matthew Yglesias, Yglesias, New York Senate, Biaggi, Ann Althouse, Democratic Party in Trumpland, 2020 Campaign, 2018 Elections, Independent Democratic Conference, Jeffrey D Klein, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

The new Ocasio-Cortez is Ayanna Pressley.

There was so much talk yesterday about the Kavanaugh hearings and the Bob Woodward book, that you may not have noticed it was primary day in Massachusetts. And look what happened (NYT link):Ayanna Pressley upended the Massachusetts political order on Tuesday, scoring a stunning upset of 10-term Representative Michael Capuano and positioning herself to become the first African-American woman to represent the state in Congress....Her victory carried echoes of the surprise win in June by Alexandria...
Tags: John Lewis, New York, Law, Congress, White House, Boston, Massachusetts, Shoes, Metaphor, House, Cambridge, John F Kennedy, Names, Trump, Democratic, Don

"Trumpism, progressivism triumph in Tuesday's primaries as key November races take shape."

That's the ABC headline.Gillum’s victory isn’t just a political victory for Bernie Sanders but is a major notch on the belt for progressive policies and the movement nationwide. The 39-year-old Tallahassee mayor’s victory as the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in the nation’s third-largest state is arguably as important as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset over Rep. Joe Crowley in June....DeSantis’ triumph in Florida is yet another indication that Republicans in the state are ready to embrace Do...
Tags: Florida, Law, Abc, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Tallahassee, Adam Putnam, Ann Althouse, Joe Crowley, Gillum, 2018 Elections, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

"I’ve been fretting lately about the state of mind of America’s capitalists."

"All these socialists coming out of the woodwork must have them in quite a lather. So I write today with some friendly advice for the capitalist class about said socialists. You want fewer socialists? Easy. Stop creating them. Every once in a while in history, cause and effect smack us in the face. The conditions under which the czars forced Russians to live gave rise to Bolshevism. The terms imposed at Versailles fueled Hitler’s ascent. The failures of Keynesianism in the 1970s smoothed the pat...
Tags: New York, Law, Horses, America, Metaphor, Socialism, Nyt, Bestiality, Hitler, Bernie Sanders, Amy, Versailles, Democratic Party, Tahlequah, Sullivan, David Sedaris

It's the Era of That's Not Funny: "After a fake interview of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went viral, its maker said it was satire."

WaPo summons outrage for something that, to me, looks like an old comedy form — editing in new questions to make old answers ridiculous:At Facebook, there's now an "Update: Yes, this is satire created from excerpts of the viral Firing Line interview with Ocasio-Cortez." But, come on, you have to be dumb not to see that Allie's questions were recorded separately and video of Ocasio-Cortez was selected to make her look ridiculous. Or maybe not so dumb, but just firmly embedded in what I've been ca...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Donald Trump, Warnings, WaPo, Allie, Ann Althouse, Adi Robertson, Era of That's Not Funny, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez, Allie Stuckey, Allie -RSB- Stuckey

Two interesting takes on the Catholic faith and criminal justice by two persons newly prominently in political discourse

Long-time readers know I have long been interested in this various connections between various religious faiths and various criminal justice issues.  Thus, I found quite interesting this recent commentary by the newest "star" in Democratic political circles, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  (As most readers likely know, Ocasio-Cortez defeated in a recent primary a senior congressional representative and is now the Democratic nominee in New York's 14th congressional district.) This commentary is in the...
Tags: New York, Law, Church, America, United States, Catholic, Matthew, Democratic, Douglas A Berman, Amy Coney Barrett, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez

What Young Solo Lawyers Can Learn From Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Finding inspiration and guidance for a young legal career in unorthodox places.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Solo Practice, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"Representative Joseph Crowley of New York, once seen as a possible successor to Nancy Pelosi as Democratic leader of the House, suffered a shocking primary defeat on Tuesday..."

"... the most significant loss for a Democratic incumbent in more than a decade, and one that will reverberate across the party and the country. Mr. Crowley was defeated by a 28-year-old political newcomer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former organizer for Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, who had declared it was time for generational, racial and ideological change.... Mr. Crowley, the No. 4 Democrat in the House, had drastically outspent his lesser-known rival to no avail, as Ms. Ocasio-Co...
Tags: New York, Law, House, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Crowley, Democratic, Democratic Party, Springsteen, Latina, Ann Althouse, David Goodman, Joseph Crowley, 2018 Elections, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez

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