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1135, 30 Aug 19

AOC Blocks Twitter Followers

Rules for thee, not for me...

Echoing the latter, Ocasio-Cortez responded to the letter via Twitter, saying that, out of her 5.2 million followers, she only blocks 20 accounts for “ongoing harassment.” None of the users are her constituents, she wrote.

“Harassment is not a viewpoint,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote in the tweet. “Some accounts, like the Daily Caller, posted fake nude photos of me & abused my comments to spread it. No one is entitled to abuse.”

“People are free to speak whatever classist, racist, false, misogynistic, bigoted comments they’d like,” the congresswoman continued in the Twitter thread. “They do not have the right to force others to endure their harassment and abuse.”

But Trump can’t block people.

WASHINGTON — President Trump has been violating the Constitution by blocking people from following his Twitter account because they criticized or mocked him, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The ruling could have broader implications for how the First Amendment applies to the social-media era.

For the record, I think the court got it wrong. I agree with AOC and Trump on this one. But the rules are the rules…


1135, 30 August 2019


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I agree Trump should be able to block the indecent.

    However, AOC was right there screaming, with dripping incredulity, how awful Trump was for blocking some on twitter.

    She needs to eat her bitter cake on this one.


  2. jjf

    Then the aggrieved can make their argument in court, can’t they?

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    AOC should be following existing court order.

    She is not because liberals set rules for others, not them.

    Awful. Just awful.

  4. jjf

    I’m sure someone will line up to challenge her stance, Kevin.  Don’t get all excited.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    Then say it with me “AOC stop violating the law!”.

    Can you agree with me on that?

  6. Le Roi du Nord

    I hope you were just as incensed with vos, nygren and kremer violating the law.

    FYI: You weren’t.

  7. jjf

    Did this blog venture an opinion about that Wisconsin case?

  8. Mar

    AOC is really just a stupid person who is a media whore. She has no common sense, lives in her own little bubble and has supporters who are as dumb as she is.
    She’ll never debate a conservative because she is so stupid.
    She is like the Kardashians, just dumber.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann

    Nord, jjf,

    I personally support blocking jackagons on twitter.

    However, since the court case demanding Trump stop doing it, all politicians should fall in line.

    My position on Vos, Nygren, Kremer was before court decision on Trump.

    We must repsect court decision now.

    So will you foaming liberals tell AOC to obey the law?

  10. Le Roi du Nord


    So your double standards are still in play, right?  AOC = bad, vos, nygren, kremer = good.

    I’m all for everybody obeying the law, always have been, always will.  You?

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    Kremer is retired, so point with him is moot.

    Vos, Nygren should come into compliance.

    Will you say that about AOC?

  12. dad29

    Ah….the old “obey the law” trick, eh?

    Not necessarily the Natural Law, but them other laws, like queer marriage, and 57 genders, and stuff…..


  13. Le Roi du Nord


    I did, see above.  And no the point isn’t moot.  Those 3 cost the taxpayers money for their illegal actions.  Normally you would be incensed if a D did that, but since those 3 are r’s you aren’t so righteous.

  14. jjf

    I look forward to Kevin’s definition of “jackagons” or even “jackwagons.”

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