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A Tangled Tale of Political BS

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Apparently Twitter is all abuzz today over the fact that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent $80 on a haircut and $180 on color at the Last Tangle Salon in Washington, DC, a choice that the rightwing-nutcase Washington Times suggested is hypocritical.

That's because @AOC is a big defender of poor people and "regularly rails against the rich," according to The Times, whose headline blared:

"EXCLUSIVE: Self-declared socialist AOC splurges on high-dollar hairdo."

She was quick to say this isn't what she paid's only a touchup.

What utter nonsense. My step-daughter, who lives in Myrtle Beach, SC, recently spent more than that to have her long brown hair colored green. Personally, I'm not crazy about it, but then I'm a geezer and a guy.

But why is The Washington Times making a big deal out of AOC's spending of $260 on her hair? Where were they when Vice President Mike Pence spent thousands of dollars of taxpayers' money to go golfing with Trump at his Florida golf resort?

Not a word.

Do you think that's a double standard? Sexist? Nah.

Sundance, with his new $125 haircut.

For crying out loud, I spent $125 on the salon visit by my red husky, Sundance, the other day. Of course, he had more than a haircut. There was the "furminator" to get rid of his shaggy undercoat that sheds all over the house. There was his cut, of course, and the nail trim, the tooth brushing, and the anal area cleaning.

And when I got home and my wife asked how much it cost, and I told her, she hit the ceiling. "For a dog?" she said. "Really?"

Sundance looks pretty good right now and he doesn't shed nearly as much as before, so that's a good thing because our robotic vacuum just went on the blink -- probably from cleaning up too much dog hair. Plus, he has a clean butt.

But I digress.

This BS from the Washington Times over AOC's hairdo cost is just plain silly, just another way to pander to her critics and gain attention. Guess it worked because The New York Times reported on their story and now I'm writing about it.

What the hell, it's Friday and I'm tired of writing about Trump.

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