Friday, June 24, 2016

Stubbern!



I've often told my co-worker at my job that her stubbornness will kill her. I mean what I say when I say these things. I guess Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is just as stubborn as my co-worker.

He will not concede in the bid for the Democratic nomination.

I am getting to the point where having him in this race is just a distraction.

Republicans are seizing upon this notion of dysfunction. Donald Trump is courting disgruntled Bernie supporters.

Again, you can't be a progressive if you're a supporter of Donald Trump.

Ignorance Affects Britain! Brits Exits EU!

The United Kingdom separates from the European Union and the markets tank.

The ignorance of the right wing reigns in the United Kingdom. Today the Brits exit the European Union causing a ripple effect across the global markets.

Hate and nationalism has stuck a cord with the Brits. 

Former London mayor Boris Johnson claims victory.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claims victory.

The conservatives are happy.

David Cameron, the current Prime Minister of the British Crown is resigning from officer in less than 90 days. He and President Barack Obama voiced concerns about the exit. They believe that the Brexit could ruin the world economy.

Racism and xenophobia were contributing factors to the Brits leaving the EU.

The 27 nations of the European Union will now have to worry about the impact on the global economy.

Britain's nationalist stance will affect the world. It may fuel more interest in Donald Trump's campaign.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

SCOTUS Keeps Affirmative Action In College Admins!

Supreme Court ruled in an affirmative action case.

With the Supreme Court overwhelmed at eight, cases will be either evenly divided or lopsided with no real results. When the Court rules, it's over. Regardless of who wins or loses, the Supreme Court of the United States is the final leg of a federal case.

Abigail Fisher comes out the loser in her case against the University of Texas Austin.

She took her case of affirmative action to the Court. She was denied entry into the college. The court's 4-3 decision continues the college entry rules.

Fisher v. University of Texas, concerned an unusal program and contained a waring to other university that not all affirmative action programs will pass constitutional muster. The New York Times added, that the ruling's basica message was that admissions officials may continue to consider race as one factor among many in ensuring a diverse student body.

Elana Kagan backed off the case because she had ties to the University of Texas.
Abigail Fisher and her conservative allies lost this one.
President Barack Obama was pleased with the decision. "I'm pleased that the Supreme Court upheld the basic notion that diversity is an important value in our society," he said today.

"We are not a country that guarantees equal outcomes, but we do strive to provide an equal shot to everybody".

Anthony Kennedy sided with the Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor in the majority. Kennedy wrote that the courts must give university substantial but not total leeway in designing their admission programs.

The disagreement of consent came from Samuel Alito. He practically slammed the decision. He said that the university had not demonstrated the need for race-based admissions and that the Texas program benefited advantaged students over impoverish ones.

Conservatives were hoping that this decision would eliminate the quotas.

Say if you came from a bad school and graduated at top rank and were accepted to a privileged college but tested lower than the student from a higher performance school, you would be getting a leg up.

Fisher and conservatives were hoping to end this.

SCOTUS Downs Obama's Executive Order On Immigration!



It was an evenly divided court that decided on the use of executive orders for presidents. This will affect presidents after President Barack Obama. The 4-4 decision to send the executive order on work permits to immigrants back to the lower court was considered a blow to Obama on his immigration plan.

The liberal and conservative wing kicked the decision back to the lower court which said that it was unconstitutional.

The order would have secured 4 million immigrants living here in the United States.

The Wall Street Journal added that the court's outcome in the immigration case doesn't require the administration to begin deportations of the affected immigrants—all of whom had significant ties to the U.S., such as children who are U.S. citizens or lawful residents. But it does halt the government's plan to normalize their presence by granting them authorization to work.

Speaking from the White House, Obama expressed frustration at the nation's continuing paralysis on immigration policy: "I believe that this country deserves an immigration policy that reflects the goodness of the American people."

The president also complained about the continuation of the open seat at the Supreme Court. Citing the increasingly frequent tie votes, he said that Republicans were extending the court's paralysis by refusing to consider his nominee for the open seat, U.S. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland.

"Republicans in Congress currently are willfully preventing the Supreme Court from being fully staffed and functioning as our founders intended," Obama said.

Republicans have said the next president should decide who should fill the Supreme Court opening.

Obama announced the immigration policies in November 2014, describing them as the furthest he believed he could go using executive authority to normalize the status of illegal immigrants after a Senate-passed immigration overhaul died in the House.
The current members of the Supreme Court. Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice John Roberts, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas. Without the ninth justice, it's going to be a quagmire of decisions that could gravely affect the nation. Antonin Scalia passed away in February.
The plan sought to assist more than four million people who already are considered the lowest priority for deportation. Authorities, lacking resources to remove most of the more than 10 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., focus on newly arrived individuals and those with criminal records.

By formally suspending the threat of deportation, the program would give affected immigrants the opportunity to obtain work authorization and other prerequisites for participating in society, such as a Social Security number and a driver's license.

Obama demanded that the voters decide on what the future. He said should they vote, should they continue to allow the federal courts and agencies tied up, mass shootings, gridlock in Congress, partisan gamesmanship, and Donald Trump. He urges that the future lies in the Dreamers who believe that they can change the direction of Congress and the presidency.

It's a tall order given the Republicans gerrymandered areas making it harder to win the House.

Republicans and their conservative allies have a megaphone of agitators and simpletons willing to distort the truth.

Cop Walk in Freddie Gray Murder!

The cop who drove the van that carried Freddie Gray to his death found not guilty.

It seems like it's impossible for cop to convicted on the murder of unarmed suspects. The Baltimore Court found Caesar Goodson not guilty in negligent homicide of Freddie Gray.

The second degree murder charge was a tall order for prosecutors. 

It just didn't stick because Goodson was not intentionally trying to kill Freddie.

Goodson was the driver who transported Freddie Gray to the lockup. 

Freddie was severely injured after being transported to lockup. He was placed on a ventilator before being declared brain dead. 

Goodson was the one who got the most charges in this.

Judge Barry Williams said there wasn't enough evidence to convict Goodson.

Goodson's freedom assures that notion that the remaining three officers would walk.

The travesty of justice once again proves that the blue wall of silence still exist. 

It makes it harder for the law to get witnesses in the case of a criminal act. It might rile up residents. 

Even with it being filmed, an unarmed Black suspect can be killed. The cops can lie and slander their way out of a murder. The unarmed Black suspect will always be seen through the lense of #AllLivesMatter and White conservatives as guilty of a crime and responsible of his own death. 

Freddie Gray's death sparked unrest and rioting in the city. It eventually led to Anthony Batts being fired out the cannon as the city's police commissioner and Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake not seeking reelection.

Goodson is getting protective security after the verdict. He's told the junk food media that he's been getting death threats from this.

He is the third officer who managed to walk in the case. This is another blow to Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby.

So far this event gives me the notion that Black lives doesn't matter. A cop or a vigilante can beat the system because of entitlement. After all we're supposed to trust the cops, right?



Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Steve King Feels Better Having Harriet Tubman On A Food Stamp!

One Republican lawmaker believes Harriet Tubman belongs on a food stamp.

Iowa Republican lawmaker tried to block the U.S. Treasury Department decision to have abolitionist and civil rights icon Harriet Tubman from appearing on the $20 U.S. dollar bill.

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) a notorious racial agitator in Congress has openly express frustration with the president and Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew.

CNN reports that King introduced an amendment to bar the Treasury Department from spending any funds to redesign paper money or coin currency.

The amendment would have nullified the Treasury Department's plans to replace the current image of Jackson on the $20 bill with a portrait of Tubman, one of the most prominent abolitionists for her work in the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. She will become the first black woman ever to appear on a U.S. banknote.

Speaking to CNN at the Capitol on Wednesday, King said Tubman's accomplishments didn't measure up to the seventh president.

"As much as she did, she didn't change the course of history," King said.

But King's amendment to block Tubman from the bill won't get a vote in the House.

The House Rules Committee determined Tuesday evening that the amendment had a point of order, meaning it was not in compliance with House rules. The committee will not be taking up the amendment, averting a potentially contentious vote.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and Rep. Steve King (R-IA) are worthless lawmakers. They are apart of this "Freedom Caucus" which supports racially motivated policies.
Iowa Democratic Party Chair Andy McGuire hit King's amendment as an attention-grabbing stunt.

"For King, a Congressman who has based his entire career on hate speech and xenophobic policies, to accuse President Obama of dividing the country is the definition of hypocrisy. The truth is Rep. King is more interested in grabbing headlines than in improving the quality of life for Iowans in the 4th district," McGuire said in a statement.

In 2030, Tubman will appear on the twenty dollar bill. Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson, the 7th President of the United States. Jackson has an ugly legacy as the president and many civil rights leaders praise the decision as a sign of progress.

Back in the day, conservatives were associated with the Democratic Party. They were the party that was in favor of imperialism and slavery. Old Hickory was a notorious cheater on his wife and allowed his buddies into the job.

Conservatives now hang with the Republican Party. King is a proud member of that party. His racism is showing again.

Donald Trump even said that he prefers Tubman on the $2 U.S. dollar bill. Like the asshole he is!



Remember Little Marco Hates His Job!

The dim witted Marco Rubio decides at last minute to run for reelection for the U.S. Senate. He is a failed presidential candidate who lost his own state of Florida.

The only lawmaker with the worst voting record ever has decided he'll run for reelection for the senate seat he said he'll give up. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has decided to run for reelection.

He and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) spent a lot of time running for president. They couldn't win the nomination so now they want to focus on helping the Republicans continue to hold the Senate.

They want to be rewarded for failure.

Little Marco was the permanent nickname given to the failed presidential candidate. It was given by the controversial billionaire Donald Trump.

Trump labeled Rubio that name after the Republicans plotted to have a contested convention and urged Rubio to start laying into him. When Rubio mocked Trump for having little hands (and a little package), Trump decided to play the words and hit him where it hurts.

Rubio had a meltdown. New Jersey governor Chris Christie, another failed presidential candidate said that Rubio has the same robotic stump speeches and has little accomplishment as a senator.

Rubio released his statement.

In politics, admitting you’ve changed your mind is not something most people like to do. But here it goes.

I have decided to seek reelection to the United States Senate.

I understand my opponents will try to use this decision to score political points against me. Have at it. Because I have never claimed to be perfect, or to have all the answers.

Still, the people of Florida deserve to know why I’ve changed my mind.

I have often said that the U.S. Senate can be a frustrating place. And it’s true. After witnessing the gridlock that grips Washington, I think just about every American – Democrat or Republican – would agree.

But the Senate is also a place from which you can perform great services for the people you have the honor of representing. And I am proud of the work we have done to help thousands of Floridians over the last six years.

The Senate can also be a place from which great policy advances can be made. I am proud that we have done that too.

But as we begin the next chapter in the history of our nation, there’s another role for the Senate that could end up being its most important in the years to come: The Constitutional power to act as a check and balance on the excesses of a president.

Control of the Senate may very well come down to the race in Florida. That means the future of the Supreme Court will be determined by the Florida Senate seat. It means the future of the disastrous Iran nuclear deal will be determined by the Florida Senate seat. It means the direction of our country’s fiscal and economic policies will be determined by this Senate seat. The stakes for our nation could not be higher.

There’s also something else. No matter who is elected president, there is reason for worry.

With Hillary Clinton, we would have four more years of the same failed economic policies that have left us with a stagnant economy. We would have four more years of the same failed foreign policy that has allowed radical Islam to spread, and terrorists to be released from Guantanamo. And even worse, if Clinton were president and her party took control of Congress, she would govern without Congressional oversight or limit. It would be a repeat of the early years of the current administration, when we got Obamacare, the failed stimulus and a record debt.

The prospect of a Trump presidency is also worrisome to me. It is no secret that I have significant disagreements with Donald Trump. His positions on many key issues are still unknown. And some of his statements, especially about women and minorities, I find not just offensive but unacceptable. If he is elected, we will need Senators willing to encourage him in the right direction, and if necessary, stand up to him. I’ve proven a willingness to do both.

In the days ahead, America will continue to face serious challenges – the possibility of terrorist attacks at home and abroad, a declining military, anemic economic growth and low wages, assaults on our rights and values, outdated health care, education and pension programs in desperate need of reform – that face backward or uncertain responses from either Clinton or Trump.

No matter who wins the White House, we need a strong group of principled, persuasive leaders in Congress who will not only advance limited government, free enterprise and a strong national defense, but also explain to Americans how it makes life better for them and their families. I ultimately changed my mind about this race because on that front, and in that fight, I believe I have something to offer.

In the end, this was a decision made not in Washington, but back home in West Miami over Father’s Day weekend, with my wife and our four children.

There were two paths before us. There was one path that was more personally comfortable and probably smarter politically. But after much thought and prayer, together we chose to continue with public service; to continue down the path that provides the opportunity to make a positive difference at this critical and uncertain time for our nation.

In the end, there was simply too much at stake for any other choice.

The opponents will use his little accomplishments as a senator against him. And to make things more interesting, will the constituents support him now that he's changed his mind?

After he was trounced in the Florida primary, the odds of him winning reelection in the U.S. senate race dimmed to 49%.

In a match up against Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL), Rubio would win 48% - 45%.

In a match up against Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL), Rubio would lose 49% -48%.

Republicans hope Florida would give Rubio a second chance. Hopefully the Democrats takes the seat and send Little Marco back to West Miami with his wife, children and the mistress he's allegedly had an affair with.

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