Let's be honest, there are a lot of socialists in the Democratic party...
But no one comes close to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez!
Her recent rise to fame and office has energized lefties everywhere,
And sent chills down every true conservative's spine.
One Trump supporter decided to remind Rep.
Ocasio-Cortez of the values this country was built upon...
Read more here
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nda's ceiling and contain gold circles. Inscriptions of four medieval sciences, Law, Philosophy, Medicine, and Theology, decorate the piers. The tops of the pendentives are beveled. The piers of the rotunda also support vaults on each of the building's main walls, which contain the half-round windows. During the daytime, the lunette windows atop the walls provided sufficient illumination. The ceiling of the rotunda measures 105.5 feet (32.2 m) tall and 73 feet (22 m) across. The ceiling is a false dome, made of plaster over steel mesh, and is painted sky blue. The ribs of the false dome are spaced 4 feet (1.2 m) apart at the springing of the arches. A sphere was suspended from the ceiling, reflecting light from eight spotlight beams on the room's third-floor balconies at night. The globe was specifically meant to resemble the moon. This sphere measured 7 feet (2.1 m) across and hung from a steel wire 0.25 inches (6.4 mm) thick, giving the impression that the sphere float
ed in midair. It is not known whether the spotlights were ever used for their intended purpose, but the sphere has since been remov