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HUD administrator blasts Ocasio-Cortez for prioritizing border over rat problem in her own district

HUD administrator blasts Ocasio-Cortez for prioritizing border over rat problem in her own district

“I am in Ocasio-Cortez’s district more than she is. She’s more concerned about conditions on the border than conditions in her own backyard.”

While Congressman Elijah Cummings is now dealing with new interest in how $15 billion in federal aid allocated for Baltimore was spent, an administration official is now targeting another congressional representative for lack of interest in her home district.

HUD Region II Administrator Lynne Patton hit freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for neglecting her district (NY-14).

During a recent FNC interview, Patton disclosed that she was forced to close a children’s day camp last week because maggot-infested rats were falling from the ceiling onto children’s desks (hat-tip Weasel Zippers).

A snippet from the interview:

“…Let me tell you something, Americans are sick and tired of being put last by politicians who took an oath to put them first. I am in Ocasio-Cortez’s district more than she is. She’s more concerned about conditions on the border than conditions in her own backyard.

This past week I had to shut down a children’s day camp because dead rats were falling through the ceiling and hitting the ground, and falling on children’s desks so infested with maggots that they broke apart when they hit the ground causing staffers to throw up.”

President Donald Trump must have stuck a nerve, by calling attention to the fact many Democratic districts that are considered “safe” by progressive politicians are anything but for the actual residents. After the initial charges of “racism” against the President’s remarks were failing to hurt Trump, the Democrats and the media turned to accusing Trump’s son-in-law’s family of ignoring rat infestation in its properties.

…Jared Kushner’s family real estate firm owns thousands of apartments and townhomes in the Baltimore area, and some have been criticized for the same kind of disrepair and neglect that the president has accused local leaders of failing to address. Residents have complained about mold, bedbugs, leaks and, yes, mice — plenty of mice. And they say management appears in no hurry to fix the problems.

“They don’t care,” says Dezmond James, who says he has spotted as many as three mice a week since he moved in to the Commons at White Marsh in suburban Middle River four years ago.

I suspect that Trump will double-down on progressive districts’ public health issues should the Democrats and the press continue targeting his family. The President will find it is a target rich environment.

For example, the deep blue Seattle-Tacoma region placed ninth on a 2017 ranking of America’s top 50 rodent-infested towns. A popular bagel shop in San Francisco was closed because of a rat infestation. Last year was a “bad year” for rats in progressive Portland.

An uptick in urban rats has homeowners frantically trying to figure out ways to thwart infestations.

“It is a bad year for rats,” said Dana Sanchez, wildlife specialist for Oregon State University Extension Service. “Eugene and parts of Portland are experiencing a noticeable increase. It could mean there are more rats or it could be evidence that people are providing more habitat.”

Rats bring diseases, which can impact the climate for constituents more rapidly than fossil fuels. Typhus, bubonic plague, and other flea-borne illnesses can separate families permanently.

The “Golden Age” of controlling infectious diseases through public health practices and vaccinations seems to have ended when representatives prioritized social and environmental justice instead. Trump’s tweet now has people reconsidering priorities.

During my tour of Great Britain last week, I had the opportunity to visit Stratford-Upon-Avon’s “Tudor Experience”. The exhibit included a section on the Black Death, and our tour guide wondered if such an outbreak could occur again.

I mentioned the recent typhus and typhoid outbreaks in Los Angeles, and indicated that some medical professionals were worried about bubonic plague cases occurring in the near future. With the homeless population expanding, with its limited access to medical care, the public health consequences are potentially dire.


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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

Sando Cortez should take care of the Biggest Rat in her district.


notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 1, 2019 at 7:11 pm


Dead rat piñatas.

Great campaign image.

An ex-NYPD running on the Republican ticket against AOC for 2020 –

JackinSilverSpring | August 1, 2019 at 8:29 pm

A bad year for rats? Sounds like a good year for rats, but a bad year for people.

This is the same Lynne Patton who was ambush interviewed on the subway by a Huffington Post reporter, with the reporter claiming Patton lied about various things (not that I’m putting any stock into her position) specifically about that $15-16 billion in aid to Baltimore?

‘Bout time we had a conversation about the rats. California has them, too, especially in LA, but also in San Diego.

Carl DeMaio of San Diego released a survey of exterminator businesses saying that rats are a problem, in opposition to a state bill to restrict the use of rat poisons. And the wholly worthless animal control office said that they weren’t getting few rat calls over the last three years.

When we had raccoons in San Diego, I called animal control. They were useless. When we had mice, I called a commercial business and had the matter handled to my satisfaction in a week.

It would have never occurred to me to call animal control for rats.

The California legislature is hell-bent on doing to rat poison what they did to dishwasher detergent. They obviously don’t know any competent chemists.

NY has benign rats, like the pizza rat.

The daycamp that Patton talks about is not in AOC’s district. It’s in Harlem.

If you listen to the video with the tweet, she describes closing the daycamp and then says, “that’s what’s happening in New York City.” She really doesn’t connect that event to AOC, just giving an example of how bad it is in the City overall.

Here is the news article on the closure:

AOC’s district is only the south Bronx and part of Queens, not Manhattan where Harlem is.

Not even the border, where she and the herd denied funding, and she personally harassed businesses providing products and services to the people standing for civil rights and managing the illegal aliens in quarantine.

When my house in Georgia was invaded by roof rats (caused by massive development cutting down the trees in the area) I didn’t call government, I called a pest exterminator to seal the house and put out traps. When my current house suffers mouse invasions every few years, I break out the rat zappers and clear out the infestation in days.

I don’t think that’s really Psycho-Chick in that photo.

He two primary recognition features, the ones damn near visible from orbit—the bug eyes and the donkey dentition—are not in evidence.

As if this idiot ever had an original thought…

She’s a shill for a movement that wants to destroy our way of life, gain power and loot the country. To do that, flood the nation with poor, uneducated people undesirable in their own countries. The subsequent rat infestation in the cities you jam them in is gravy: you get to further destroy America, and at the same loot the money pouring in by the federal government, run by like-minded people. Uncle Tom Cummings and his tax fraudster wife come to mind.

Patton is right of course. But her critique just skims the surface, and ignores what’s behind toxic turds like cortez’s puppet master.

2smartforlibs | August 2, 2019 at 9:00 am

How long has it been since this liberals did anything for their own home districts? in 2012 Thomas B Edsal said the left was turning its back on the working class. You don’t become a millionaire on a less than 200 k salary.