Monday, September 30, 2013

BREAKING: Government Shutdown!

The government shuts down.

Welcome to the United States of America. It's the country of 310 million plus people and led by a constitutional government. Today Congress couldn't pass a budget to fund the government throughout 2013 and 2014.

So now what we do?

We vent online. Believe me its going to be a bunch of finger pointing!

Today, the U.S. government has let the American worker down.

As of tonight, the federal government is in a partial shutdown.

People will be affected and right now it's just a few non-essential sources, but in reality, it's everything.

People will be affected by this. Congress will find some way to work through the impasse.

Republicans will take most of the blame for the situation.

We here at Journal de la Reyna will continue to follow developments on the situation as it follows.

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Drinking Towards Destruction!

Reporters claim that House Republicans were drinking before voting.

BLAME GAME: THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN.

Say if the Democrats threaten to shut down government because they can't get gun control, immigration reform, tax increases on high earners, would you see all theatrics?

Well the Republicans believe in this one sided view of it being the Democrats fault for a government shutdown because the Democrats don't want to repeal the president's healthcare law.

The liberal agitators are flocking to the Huffington Post about a controversial story about House Republicans and their last ditch effort to get Affordable Healthcare Act (OBAMACARE) repealed.

House Democrats warn Republicans that they'll suffer if the government shuts down. Regardless of impact whether small or big, the government shutdown will affect people. National Parks are closed. Immigration and passport documentation are delayed. The federal agencies will cut the hours or suspend workers.

And of course, your lawmakers will still get a paycheck and the perks of being an elected leader.

House Republicans defied warnings from the president. They managed to pass two budget proposals. The first one would advocate spending cuts to SNAP, an extension of the Keystone XL pipeline. healthcare reform, and rollbacks to the EPA.

They pass the second budget that require military workers to get their paychecks, the federal food inspectors who check imports and exports, federal law enforcement,  and other federal agencies that Republicans deem important.

The Democrats want a clean budget bill. They blast the House for passing a sweeten bill with goodies that the Tea Party supports. The bill will be stripped of these goodies once it goes through the U.S. Senate.

The Senate is controlled by Democrats.

The House is controlled by Republicans.

Some Washington insiders say that the long night before passing a budget bill was a drinking game. The reporters say that some members of the Republican House were drinking through the night.




If I was to be a kookspiracy wonk, I would believe that lawmakers were using our taxpayer dollars to have the booze and chicken wings. Yeah, I know we're human. But to hear that House members were drinking alcoholic beverages and luxuries, is pretty disheartening.

When Republicans took over the House of Representatives, they promised that they would focus on jobs.
The Three Stallmigos: Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz with insane in the membrane Michele Bachmann won't cave to Republican leadership.
They threw that pledge out the window. They've repealed or tried to cut funding to the healthcare law over 40 times. They haven't passed a reasonable jobs bill.

They believe that in their minds cutting government brings jobs. The cuts in food stamps, cutting aid to Egypt or Syria (because we don't like the leader), abortions, Islamic extremism, delaying the healthcare law, avoiding gun control laws, and the very thought of impeachment of the president are not job creators.

They are distractions.

This comes as no surprise, back in 2010 when the Democrats were in rut over passing the healthcare law were boozing also.

They ended up losing the majority in the House.

In 2012, the Democrats won the popular vote in the congressional races, but however, the Republicans retained the majority. Remember the Republicans won back the House of Representatives after the U.S. Census. The Republicans won the governorships after the Census.

So it wouldn't matter how many votes they get, if the district is in Republican district, it's harder for the Democrat to win.

Yeah, people will blame the GOP.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) may lose his top spot after this, but it will not affect the House races. It will have to take a huge moment (i.e. a Mark Foley-type) of situation to help Democrats regain the House.

The Deacon Shot The Pastor!

Pastor Ronald Harris, Sr. was gunned down by a member of his church.

I heard about the situation and found that this tragic tale of murder happened in the house of worship.

During a church service, a deacon walked up and shot the pastor. As he fell to the ground, the deacon shoots him again. The deacon makes sure that the pastor is dead. After a short foot chase, the deacon Woodrow Karey, is booked in the lockup. Charged with second-degree murder. If found guilty of murder it's likely the gas chamber.

CNN reports that bond is set at $1 million for the Louisiana man accused of shooting and killing a church pastor as he preached in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Friday night.

Woodrow Karey in lockup for murder.
Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 53-year-old Woodrow Karey, a church deacon, and charged him with second-degree murder after he called 911 and told the dispatcher what he had done, sheriff's spokeswoman Kim Myers said.


Witnesses told police that Karey walked into the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center around 8:20 p.m. and shot Pastor Ronald Harris twice -- the first time as Karey entered the church and then again at close range after Harris had fallen to the floor, Myers said.

"It was just kind of chaotic. It was like everybody was everywhere," Talisha Harris, the pastor's daughter, told CNN affiliate KPLC.

During his arrest, Karey directed the deputies to two guns he had discarded in a wooded area. One of the firearms was a shotgun and the other was a pistol, police said. Police have not said which weapon was used to kill the pastor.

Karey has no known criminal history, and the motive for the killing is unknown, police said.

Calcasieu Parish Chief Deputy Stitch Guillory told CNN on Sunday morning there were 50 to 60 witnesses at the church.

Harris, who was inside the church when shots were fired, recalled the type of man her father was.

"He was a strong person, and whatever came his way, he still stood on the word of God. He stood. He never wavered," she told KPLC, struggling to hold back tears.

"My dad was a great father. He was an awesome grandfather. He was an awesome preacher-teacher. He had a big heart. He loved everybody, wanted to always help," she said.

We here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences to the family of Pastor Ronald Harris.

CNN reports the horrible tragedy.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Blame Game: The Government Shutdown!

President Barack Obama gets blamed for government shutdown. The Republicans will take the country to the brink of fiscal destruction because they don't want to enforce the healthcare law.

The looming government shutdown.

You hear the talking points that President Barack Obama is willing to talk to dictators but not the Republican Party. Recently he's pissed off the racist right by announcing that he's called the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani.

First things first, I am getting tired of the news agitators and Republicans saying that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Obamacare!

Obamacare is such a stupid buzzword. The health care law has been the reasons for all this ridiculous gridlock in Washington, DC.

Who's going to get the blame for the government workers losing their jobs?

I think it's the Republicans who are likely going to suffer in the end. They've tried to pass this stupid bill that includes repealing the American Affordable Healthcare Act. They threw in extra goodies to sweeten the pot.

The House Republican bill includes a raising of the debt ceiling and funding of the government. But also there's a portion of the bill that allows tax breaks, an extension of the Keystone XL pipeline, defund the healthcare law for a year and rollbacks of environmental regulations.

You hear each Republican call this law Obamacare and they want to "defund the bill" and "repeal the law".

Even though the U.S. Supreme Court told the Republicans its a law, it's still not enough for the House and Senate Republicans from repealing or attempting to defund the law.
The Stallmigos: Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul.
On GOP Sundays, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) have made their attempt to say that Obamacare is bad for the people. Giving no solution to improve the law or an agenda if they succeed in repealing it. All you hear is a mixture of rhetoric that seems close to Ron Perot and the Palin Da Ass.

The Stallmigos are going to take most of the blame. The Republican leadership has fingered them for the impending government shutdown. The three senators have relatively no accomplishments in lawmaking but yet the most attention with news agitators.

Political observers say that the majority of the blame will squarely go on the feet of the Republican Party.

However a portion of the blame will go to President Barack Obama. The Republicans believe that the president hasn't reached out to them.

Yeah, right.

He's been willing to give them what they want but he said he will not allow the middle class to suffer if the Republicans get these tax cuts to billionaires. He doesn't want to risk having a pipeline that may destroy a portion of natural resources in an event of a man-made or natural disaster.

A government shutdown is a situation in which the government stops providing all but "essential" services.

Typically, services that continue despite a shutdown include police, fire fighting, the National Weather Service and its parent agencies, medical services at federal facilities, the postal service, armed forces air traffic management, and corrections (the penal system).

A federal government shutdown causes a large number of civilian federal employees to be furloughed. Military personnel are not furloughed, but may not be paid as scheduled.

The exact details of which government functions would stop during a shutdown is determined by the Office of Management and Budget. However, some specific aspects have applied to all shutdowns in the past. Among these is the closure of national parks and passport offices.
How many times has President Barack Obama reached out to Republicans? Many times, but every time a deal is made, the Stallmigos are against it. 
"Emergency personnel" continue to be employed, including the military, border agents, doctors and nurses working in federal hospitals, and air traffic controllers. Members of Congress continue to be paid, because their pay cannot be altered except by direct law.

Mail delivery is not affected as it is self-funded. The U.S. Postal Service is facing a serious budget deficit.

They want to approve a raising of stamp prices and cutting Saturday service to save money. But Congress is not willing to give them the opportunity to work on it.

Shutdowns in the past have also affected the Washington, D.C. municipal government, putting a stop to schools and to utilities such as garbage collection.

When you don't get a paycheck and your a federal worker, that may impact them more than those legislators.

The Associated Press reports that even before the House voted, Senate Democrats pledged to reject the measure and the White House issued a statement vowing a veto in any event. Republicans are pursuing "a narrow ideological agenda ... and pushing the government towards shutdown," it said.

The Senate is not scheduled to meet until mid-afternoon on Monday, 10 hours before a shutdown would begin, and even some Republicans said privately they feared that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., held the advantage in the fast-approaching end game. If so, a House GOP rank and file that includes numerous tea party allies would soon have to choose between triggering the first partial shutdown in nearly two decades — or coming away empty-handed from their latest confrontation with Obama.

Undeterred, House Republicans pressed ahead with their latest attempt to squeeze a concession from the White House in exchange for letting the government open for business normally on Tuesday. "Obamacare is based on a limitless government, bureaucratic arrogance and a disregard of a will of the people," said Rep. Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind.

Another Republican, Rep. Darrell Issa of California, reacted angrily when asked whether he would eventually support a standalone spending bill if needed to prevent a shutdown. "How dare you presume a failure? How dare you? How dare you?" he said.

Apart from its impact on the health care law, the legislation that House Republicans decided to back would assure routine funding for government agencies through Dec. 15. Under House rules, the measure went to the Senate after lawmakers voted 248-174 to repeal the medical tax, then 231-192 for the one-year delay in Obamacare.

A companion measure to assure U.S. troops are paid in the event of a shutdown passed unanimously.

The government spending measure marked something of a reduction in demands by House Republicans, who passed legislation several days ago that would permanently strip the health care law of money while providing funding for the government.

It also contained significant concessions from a party that long has criticized the health care law for imposing numerous government mandates on industry, in some cases far exceeding what Republicans have been willing to support in the past. Acknowledging as much, Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., said that as a conservative he had often found during Obama's presidency that his choice was "between something bad or (something) horrible."

GOP aides said that under the legislation headed toward a vote, most portions of the health law that already have gone into effect would remain unchanged. That includes requirements for insurance companies to guarantee coverage for pre-existing conditions and to require children to be covered on their parents' plans until age 26. It would not change a part of the law that reduces costs for seniors with high prescription drug expenses.

One exception would give insurers or others the right not to provide abortion coverage, based on religious or moral objections.

The measure would delay implementation of a requirement for all individuals to purchase coverage or face a penalty, and of a separate feature of the law that will create marketplaces where individuals can shop for coverage from private insurers.

By repealing the medical device tax, the GOP measure also would raise deficits — an irony for a party that won the House majority in 2010 by pledging to get the nation's finances under control.

The Senate rejected the most recent House-passed anti-shutdown bill on a party-line vote of 54-44 Friday, insisting on a straightforward continuation in government funding without health care-related add-ons.

That left the next step up to the House — with time to avert a partial shutdown growing ever shorter.

For a moment at least, the revised House proposal papered over a simmering dispute between Speaker John Boehner and the rest of the leadership, and tea party conservatives who have been more militant about abolishing the health law that all Republican lawmakers oppose.

It was unclear whether members of the rank and file had consulted with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who has become the face of the "Defund Obamacare" campaign that tea party organizations are promoting and using as a fundraising tool.

In debate on the House floor, Republicans adamantly rejected charges that they seek a government shutdown, and said their goal is to spare the nation from the effects of a law they said would cost jobs and reduce the quality of care. The law is an "attack and an assault on the free enterprise and the free economy," said Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas.

Democrats disagreed vociferously. "House Republicans are shutting down the government. They're doing it intentionally. They're doing it on purpose," said Rep. Donna Edwards of Maryland, as Republican lawmakers booed from their seats on the floor.

In the Senate, there was little doubt that Reid had the votes to block a one-year delay in the health care program widely known as "Obamacare." The device tax seemed trickier, since 33 Democrats joined all Senate Republicans in supporting repeal on a nonbinding vote earlier in the year. But aides said both House-passed proposals would be rejected in a single vote.

The 2.3 percent tax, which took effect in January, is imposed on items such as pacemakers and CT scan machines; eyeglasses, contact lenses, hearing aids and other items are exempt. Repealing it would cost the government an estimated $29 billion over the coming decade.

If lawmakers miss the approaching deadline, a wide range of federal programs would be affected, from the national parks to the Pentagon.

Some critical services such patrolling the borders, inspecting meat and controlling air traffic would continue. Social Security benefits would be sent and the Medicare and Medicaid health care programs for the elderly and poor would continue to pay doctors and hospitals.

The new health insurance exchanges would open Tuesday, a development that's lent urgency to the drive to use a normally routine stopgap spending bill to gut implementation of the law.

On the vote to repeal the medical device tax, 17 Democrats sided with Republicans. Two Democrats supported the delay in the health care law, and two Republicans opposed it.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Twitter Quote of the Day


Conservative Outrage Over Obama's Call To Iranian President!

No maybe about it.
A reason he obtained that Nobel Peace Prize. He tries to reach out.

American diplomacy with the country may ease tension over their nuclear program. But to the racist right, it's another failure created by President Barack Obama.

Since 1979, the United States has cut ties with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The two nations were feuding over the nuclear weapons that the country possibly has.

It was dubbed the one of the nations in the "AXIS OF EVIL" speech (I meant State of The Union) by then president George W. Bush.

It was announced on Friday, that President Barack Obama had talked to the nation's leader, Hassan Rouhani. A sign that the two are willing to work together for the better.

The ice is slowly melting with the two nations. But to the racist right here in the United States and over in Israel, it's appeasement. It's supporting a terrorist nation. It's the Muslim Obama supporting the Muslim dictatorship.

Israel's hardline prime minister Benjamin Netanyuhu has been the most skeptical of the Iranian government.

He allied with Republican and conservative agitators to slam the decision by Obama to talk to Rouhani.

The prime minster had drew out a cartoonish bomb detailing the possibility of the nation being closer to the nuclear bomb. So I would expect that our usual agitators would word vomit about the situation.

But what about the you can't fix stupid crowd and their word vomits.

flyinjohn24



flyinjohn24
Lets a see....You gotta one monkey with a gr enade....now you gotta two monkeys with a gr enades,,,,Lets a see,,,,, a one  money witha gr enade and two monkeys with a gr enades...Hey...Ats a three monkeys with a gr enades...Ats a nota good folks!

rosiethree



rosiethree
He hates Americans and loves others who think he's a dictator.

imspartacus



imspartacus
Shows that this clown is more afraid of Republicans (his perceived enemies?) than to real enemies of our country. What a sad, sad little man.

canyon12



canyon12
Obama makes one phone call to Rouhani, and the Libs and Dems want to proclaim that Obama has created everlasting peace on Earth. Meanwhile, Rouhani is rolling on the floor in laughter because he found out that Obama is just as  s  t  u  p  i  d  as people said he was.

expat1995



expat1995
Embarrassing  to watch a grown man with so much power, first  act like a teenage girl with a crush ,as stated on special report .and then whine like a child .Besides all the threats and lies he was spewing out ,he is far far past the point of anyone listening to his bs .Everyone except all the sad low information fools that stand behind him during his speeches .If they have time to attend his rallies or step on stage and act like the props they are ,they should have time to read up on the facts ,not the lies that the white house is turning out .I thought by now he would have learned how to act like a President with grace,decorum and respect ,maybe not able to do the job but at least acquire a little class .But nope still acts like his buddies back in Chi Town .Doesn't matter how much power and money you have ,if you have no class and respect for others you are a loser 

polly3



polly3
Why is Obama such a f  ool? Assad and the Iranians are playing him like a second hand fiddle.

brnfream



brnfream
Oba~ma, nobody is going to work for anything if you keep giving them other peoples money, no matter what class you have put them into.

The armchair warriors had their say.

So I guess my thoughts on the matter are simple: If the way to diplomacy is one phone call, then President Barack Obama done the right thing. The racist right will always criticize the move. They have nothing more than utter disrespect for the first Black president.

The call came after U.S. officials said earlier this week that the two would not meet at the U.N. General Assembly. The officials said that a meeting would be too "complicated" for the Iranians given the country's internal politics.

"The two of us discussed our ongoing efforts to reach an agreement over Iran's nuclear program," said Obama. "I reiterated to President Rouhani what I said in New York: while there were surely be important obstacles to moving forward and success is by no means guaranteed, I believe we can reach a comprehensive solution."

"Resolving this issue could serve as a major step forward in a new relationship between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, one based on mutual interest and mutual respect," he said.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Forever To Be Single!

A dope looking for the right dope.

I know I'm single and I'll be looking for the right woman to be with. I don't discriminate against who I date. Well maybe those crazy ones and perhaps those obsessive phone caller types, but I'm willing to date any woman.

Regardless of color or nationality, race shouldn't be a matter at least with me!

Not ready to settle down though.

A real winner, ladies.
Unfortunately, this one guy wants only to date "THIN WHITE WOMEN!"

He made it clear that he's no fan of Black women or overweight women. He doesn't like White women who check out Black men. He compares Black men who sleep with White women to "bestiality".

And by the way, did I mention he's a traveling music performer?

Nope.

Romeo Rose offering $1,500 to the one woman who may satisfy his needs. But as long as you're not a slut, fat or a Black woman, you'll be the one for Mr. Rose. For all that, he could buy a prostitute or a blow up doll.

You know he could get a robot from Japan. They do build robots in Japan.

In an awkward interview on HuffPost Live, the foolish man went online to talk about his new website Sleepless In Austin.

When interviewed about his perfect woman he goes into this monumental rant.

I will not date a Black girl. I don’t care if she looks like Halle Berry, I will not ever date a Black girl. And, I do not believe that Whites & Blacks should mix races sexually and have kids together. I think it’s ok for Whites & Hispanics. But not Blacks. I would NEVER, EVER, EVER date a woman if I found out she had EVER been sexually active with a Black man.

I'm sure he was joking about that! Wait, he wasn't! Oh what about overweight women?

“I can tell you’re a little overweight. I mean, maybe repulsive is a strong word, you know, look, nothing personal against you, but if someone that looked exactly like you asked me on a date, I wouldn’t go out with them.”

I get it, you not a fan of Black people and fat women. How can you be so hateful to these people?

“I find black people, they visually look disgusting to me, I mean, they look like, you know, monkeys or gorilla or an animal, you know, that’s disgusting, it’s like bestiality.”

Good lord, that interview with Rose was so horrible, they've cut him off at the pass. The host then would apologize to the good readers of the Huffington Post for allowing this germ on to talk about his pathetic love life.

Yeah, good luck on the search for the right woman.

I bet there's plenty of White women on those ignorant watering holes that trash Blacks, Muslims, Hispanics and the LGBT community.

You'll have plenty of friends there.

Do you think he'll be forever single?






Women Rank Near Bottom in Oklahoma

Women Rank Near Bottom in Oklahoma



It's obvious, isn't it?  The mainly red(Republican) states are inhospitable or just downright hostile to women because of conservatives' war on women.  The conservatives want to go back to the 18th century, a period when women had very few rights and options to improve their life chances.  If that's the world those conservative right-wing zealots want, then I don't want to live in such a backward society.

It's a shame!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Shellie Zimmerman: George Ain't Right!

A woman tells her story about the acquitted shooter.

Walking away from murder and the acquitted shooter now faces another downward spiral. Today it was revealed that Florida State Patrol officers had pulled over the shooter in August. George Zimmerman got pulled over in August for tinted windows and a dark license plate cover. He beat a ticket by telling the officer that he's an unlikely celebrity due to his high profile trial and he gets death threats.

His wife is still considering pressing charges on him after he got into it with her. And she may be facing court if she lied about the domestic dispute at their home in Lake Mary, Florida.

Many outlets are reporting that Shellie Zimmerman is now opening up about her estrange husband and tells the junk food media, that talking points given aren't true.

No duh, Shellie.

You let your husband spin a tail of him being pummeled by an unruly teen who happens to be unarmed. He shoots an unarmed teenager in the chest without showing an ounce of remorse. To this day, he still has "no regrets" for killing Trayvon Martin.
The men who divided a nation.
An unarmed teen who managed to be minding his own business on his way home. Somehow, a man who trained for MMA fighting himself told the tale of him being beaten by a teenager who was doing it MMA style. A man who claims that he reached for a concealed firearm.

A guy who was told not to follow the individual, did it anyway. A man who wanted to prove to the neighbors he's the captain.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that since the domestic dispute earlier this month, both parties were thrust back into the news. Shellie Zimmerman said on national television today that her husband snubbed her after he was acquitted of murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in July.

"He just kind of treated me like I was disposable," Shellie Zimmerman said on the Today Show. "He went on a victory tour without me."

Shellie Zimmerman appeared with her attorney, Kelly Sims, discussing the trial, her divorce and the domestic dispute that erupted Sept. 9 when she called 911 and told police George Zimmerman was threatening her and punched her father.

"In hindsight, I should have pressed charges," Shellie Zimmerman said.

She told Matt Lauer that she didn't see a gun but felt threatened after George Zimmerman kept gesturing toward a holster on his hip and saying "step closer."

"I absolutely stand by my story," Shellie Zimmerman said. "He had a look in his eyes I've never seen before."

Despite standing by her story, Shellie Zimmerman said she didn't press charges because police made it very clear to her that if she did they would all be going to jail that day but she would be the only one staying in jail.

That's because Shellie Zimmerman is serving a year of probation after taking a plea deal in a perjury case.

Her perjury has lead to a "credibility issue" with the public, she told Lauer.
And your point is?
Zimmerman with her attorney.
Shellie Zimmerman also told the Today Show host she has doubts about what happened when her husband shot Trayvon Martin Feb. 26, 2012.

"I think anyone would doubt that," Shellie Zimmerman said. "I don't know the person I've been married to."

Still, she said she does not think George Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin.

Since the trial Shellie Zimmerman has lost 40 pounds and is working on herself, she told Lauer.

Of course, will Shellie may be throwing her support to Marissa Alexander?

Alexander got 20 years in the iron college for firing a gun in the ceiling. She used the "Stand Your Ground" defense and lost.

She won an appeal for a new trial.

The case of Marissa Alexander, a Jacksonville mother of three, has been used by critics of Florida's "stand your ground" law and mandatory minimum sentences to argue that the state's justice system is skewed against defendants who are black.

The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled that Alexander deserves a new trial because the trial judge handling her case did not properly instruct the jury regarding what is needed to prove self-defense.

The ruling, written by Judge Robert Benton, said the instructions constituted a "fundamental error" and required Alexander to prove self-defense "beyond a reasonable doubt."

But the court also made it clear in its ruling that the judge was right to block Alexander from using the state's "stand your ground" law as a way to defend her actions. That law generally removes people's duty to retreat in the face of possible danger and allows them to use of deadly force if they believe their lives are in danger.
Marissa Alexander is spending 20 years in the iron college for firing a gun in the ceiling. The controversy surrounds her sentencing has drawn parallels to the George Zimmerman situation.
Faith Gay, one of the attorneys representing the 33-year-old Alexander, said she was grateful for the "thorough consideration" provided by the appeals court.

"We are looking forward to taking the case back to trial," Gay said.

Alexander had never been arrested before she fired a bullet at a wall one day in 2010 to scare off her husband when she felt he was threatening her. Nobody was hurt, but the judge in the case said he was bound by state law to sentence her to 20 years in prison after she was convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Alexander has maintained that the shot fired was a warning shot.

The sentencing sparked criticism from the local NAACP chapter and the district's African-American congresswoman, who said blacks more often are incarcerated for long periods because of overzealous prosecutors and judges bound by mandatory minimum sentences.

State Attorney Angela Corey, who oversaw the prosecution of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, has stood by the handling of Alexander's case. Corey said she believes that Alexander aimed the gun at the man and his two sons, and that the bullet she fired could have ricocheted and hit any of them.

Jackelyn Barnard, a spokeswoman for Corey, said that the conviction was reversed on a legal technicality and that the office was gratified that the "stand your ground" ruling was upheld.

Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, called the ruling a "welcome development in a case that represents the double standards in our justice system."

"From the streets to the courthouse, race continues to influence the judicial process, and it certainly seemed to have played a role here," Jealous said in a statement issued by the civil rights organization.

The state's "10-20-life" law was implemented in 1999 and credited with helping to lower the violent crime rate. Anyone who shows a gun in the commission of certain felonies gets an automatic 10 years in prison. Fire the gun, and it's an automatic 20 years. Shoot and wound someone, and it's 25 years to life.

On Aug. 1, 2010, Alexander was working for a payroll software company. She was estranged from her husband, Rico Gray, and had a restraining order against him, even though they'd had a baby together just nine days earlier. Thinking he was gone, she went to their former home to retrieve the rest of her clothes, family members said.

An argument ensued, and Alexander said she feared for her life when she went out to her vehicle to get the gun she legally owned. She came back inside and ended up firing a shot into the wall, which ricocheted into the ceiling.

Gray testified that he saw Alexander point the gun at him and looked away before she fired the shot. He claimed that she was the aggressor, and that he had begged her to put away the weapon.

The judge threw out Alexander's "stand your ground" self-defense claim, noting that she could have run out of the house to escape her husband but instead got the gun and went back inside. Alexander rejected a plea deal that would have resulted in a three-year prison sentence and chose to go to trial. A jury deliberated 12 minutes before convicting her.

Alexander was also charged with domestic battery four months after the shooting in another assault on Gray. She pleaded no contest and was sentenced to time served.

Supporters of Alexander have asked Gov. Rick Scott to pardon Alexander, but her case has not yet been taken by the state's clemency board.

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The White Widow On The Run!

Authorities seek the arrest of British born woman who has ties to terrorist groups.

Interpol, Kenyan authorities, the U.S. Justice Department and New Scotland Yard want this woman.

Samantha Lewthwaite, the UK born woman who is White has alleged ties to Somali-based extremists al-Shabaab. The group is linked to the mass shooting at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Law enforcement figured that she has the knowledge of "westernized culture" and the know how to plot an attack on "soft targets".

Samantha Louise Lewthwaite, (born December 5 1983), also known as Sherafiyah Lewthwaite or the White Widow, is the widow of 7/7 suicide bomber Germaine Lindsay and one of the world's most wanted terrorism suspects.

Her in 2004.
She was a westernized girl from Northern Ireland who had married Germaine Lindsay the Boston transit bomber who launch multiple attacks on the buses and subways on July 7, 2005.

Then Prime Minister Gordon Brown and then President George W. Bush express outrage and warned that extremism in the United Kingdom and the United States will merit swift justice.

She is an alleged member of the Somali radical Islamic militant group, Al-Shabaab.

She has been accused of orchestrating grenade attacks at non-Muslim places of worship, and is believed to have been behind an attack on those watching football in a bar in Mombasa during Euro 2012.

In September 2013, the Kenyan government said there was a strong possibility of her being involved in the Nairobi mall attack, although other reports cast doubt on this.

Lewthwaite was named as a possible suspect involved in a September 2013 attack claimed by Al-Shabaab on a Nairobi mall.

As of September 24, there was media speculation that she was one of the dead.

These reports were viewed with caution by UK government officials, and there was no confirmation of Lewthwaite's involvement as an attacker, organiser or fundraiser.

Al-Shabaab issued a statement on September 24 saying no women were involved in the attack.

Early reports suggested that witnesses had claimed a white woman shouted orders in Arabic; however Kim Sengupta of The Independent questioned why she would be speaking Arabic to Somalians, some of whom spoke English.

There were reports that American born teens and young adults were orchestrating an attack on the mall. '
Germaine Lindsay and Samantha Lewthwaite with child. Before Lindsay went on his suicide attack, Lewthwaite was pregnant with his second child. She took up the cause for al-Shabaab. Her whereabouts are somewhere in Northern Africa. Interpol wants this woman. The U.S. Justice Department seeks information on this woman because of involvement in failed attacks on the United States by American born cleric turned terrorist. Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in 2011. 
Kenyan authorities have singled out Muslim teens who lived in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Some have left their families to join the fight in Somalia.

This was a trial run for much bigger attacks on malls in the Western nations (i.e. United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, France, Germany, and Canada). The extremists are hoping to make moves on "soft targets".

Stadiums, casinos, malls, annual events, schools, hospitals, transit stations and museums are soft targets for terrorism.

CNN reports that she condemned the attacks but then vanished. Now, Kenyan authorities say, she is the infamous "White Widow," alleged to be a supporter and financier of people linked to the Somali terror group Al-Shabaab.
FBI photos of the Samantha Lewthwaite.
Reports that a white woman was among the terrorists who stormed Nairobi, Kenya's, upscale Westgate Shopping Mall on Saturday -- an operation for which Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility -- have prompted a slew of media speculation that she might have been involved.

After the London attacks, she denied having knowledge of the plans. Later, Kenyan authorities said, she emerged in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa and became part of a terror cell linked to Al-Shabaab.

In December 2011, Kenyan authorities raided three homes in Mombasa, including one allegedly used by Lewthwaite, and arrested some people on suspicion of planning to destroy a bridge, a ferry and hotels frequented by Western tourists.

At Lewthwaite's residence, investigators found the kind of bomb-making materials that were used in the London attacks, Kenyan counterterror police said. But Lewthwaite was not found.

A security guard who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity in 2012 said he saw a white woman leave the residence hours before the raid. Authorities have yet to catch up to her.

Kenyan authorities also suspect Lewthwaite of hatching a plot to break fellow Briton Jermaine Grant out of jail after he was arrested in connection with the alleged Mombasa plot.

Family Feud!

A libertarian, a moderate and a conservative walk into the U.S. Capitol. 

They are engaging in a battle within its own ranks. The Establishment verses the Tea Party.

Republicans are fighting with one another. They can't seem to get their act together.

The Establishment wants to build a coalition of voters who are moderate and conservative.

The Tea Party wants to build a coalition of voters who are conservative and libertarian.

Each of these factions hate President Barack Obama, but it really seems like they hate each other just as much.

Many Republican House members are so tired of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), some declared that he may not have a place as the speaker if the Republicans win the House in 2014.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) is facing a tougher fight for his longtime seat. He's got an opponent from the right and the middle. The Tea Party lined up a candidate and the Democrats lined up a moderate.

Each of them would do far better than McConnell. But that hasn't stopped the five-term senator from doing dirty politics in this race. He really fears losing.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Virginia) and former presidential nominee Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) have bucked the Tea Party one too many times.

The agitators on the right are fuming over the direction of the Republican Party. Even Loserville is in the crosshairs of the conservative agitators. King Hippo and Palin Da Ass have express outrage over the Republican's treatment of Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during his interview on Loserville Sunday with Chris Wallace.

Chris Wallace, Brit Hume and David Brooks have been friendly to Republicans and conservative activists in the past. What happen?

They say there's a serious concern that Republicans are too extreme and it's because of talk radio.

The civil war is ongoing and the Democrats are sitting back and watching all the fighting from outside.

This filibuster stunt by Cruz has angered the Republicans.

Republicans are pissed at Cruz, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana), Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota), Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) and Congressman Steve Stockman (R-Texas).

They run to the cameras instead of working with the party leadership to at least get things done. The Republicans wanted to make the Democrats seem like they're the ones who are overreaching, but this plan is backfiring.

The looming government shutdown is going to be placed squarely on the feet of the Republican Party.

My question: How could they blame President Barack Obama for allowing a government shutdown if he's such a "big government" liberal?

I mean it goes equally if the Republicans continue to pass budgets that include defunding Obamacare and the president threatens veto if the Congress passes it.

The House symbolic votes aren't productive. Republicans repealed Obamacare 43 times, cut funds to food stamps over 22 times, cut farm aid numerous times and still know that it's not going to pass in the Senate.

If the government shuts down, then I can assure you that the Republicans lose the New Jersey's senate race, possibly the New Jersey governor's race and Virginia's governor race.

Okay, what are your thoughts on the Republican civil war?



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Demoted!

That Guy Who Helped Obama Win gets demoted.

That Guy Who Helped Obama Win gets demoted from his timeslot and fired from his longtime distributor.

Cumulus Radio was getting tired of the two most listened to conservative agitators. They were bringing the stock down. And things had to get done. King Hippo is the number one agitator on talk radio. The second most listened is That Guy Who Helped Obama Win.

Cumulus Radio worked out an agreement with Premiere Radio Networks. They will keep Chalk E. Becker and King Hippo on their stations. But That Guy Who Helped Obama Win is gone. In his place comes the controversial Islamophobe Savage Weiner.
Cumulus hired this controversial figure to replace That Guy Who Helped Obama Win.
Nowadays, you hear little more than his right wing carnival of bigots and idiots.

He put on that turd Dick Morris. That foolish pollster claimed that President Barack Obama would lose in a landslide. It didn't happen and people started tuning him out.

Earlier this year, I've predicted that Rachel Maddow rises and he falls.

I was so right.

Looks like Megyn The Ambulance Chaser will take the 9pm spot. The spot That Guy held onto since he's been on Loserville.

Loserville started in October 1997.

Savage Weiner is laughing at That Guy for getting the pinkslip from his flaghip and demoted from his TV spot.

Listen with discretion, he is extremely controversial.

DMX Gets TV Therapy!

Dr. Phil trying to teach an old dog new tricks.

Yonkers based rapper returns from the abyss of obscurity to appear on daytime's number one talk show.

Dark Man X (born Earl Simmons) age 42 will be appearing on the Dr. Phil Show.

How the mighty have fallen! He sold over 20 million albums, had numerous hits, and roles in movies.

Now when you hear about him, you say what the hell? Or I've never heard of him.

I remember that he was at the top of his game when he jumped on to Def Jam Records in 1997. He released the classic album It's Dark And Hell Is Hot and the rest is history. When I was a big hip-hop stan, my first rap concert was the Hard Knock Life concert. I had an opportunity to see rappers Jay-Z, Method Man, Redman, and DMX.

That was one of the best concerts I've went to.

A few years later, DMX and his crew the Ruff Ryders were teaming up with Cash Money Records for a tour. The Ruff Ryders were an opening act. DMX, Eve, Jadakiss, teamed up with Juvenile, Lil' Wayne and Birdman during the summer tour. The concert was a huge let down.

After Cash Money performed their songs, we expected the Ruff Ryders to perform next. Well after a horrible comedian did his performance, we waited. And waited. And waited for three hours before the audience was told that the Ruff Ryders weren't coming.
DMX in the Maricopa County Court where the Sheriff Joe Apario gave DMX the celebrity treatment. He wore a pink jumpsuit as he was sentenced to 2 years in the iron college.
The concert promoters gave our money back and I managed to sulk it up. I've said to myself that the Ruff Ryders will fail. And I was proven right. Today's antics by DMX proves that his "rock star" lifestyle has doomed him in the long term.

DMX, Eve, Jadakiss, The Lox and Swizz Beatz let me down. So I showed my let down by not buying their albums. And believe me that traveled.

Now you hear little of about the Ruff Ryders. The company went bankrupt in the 2010s and reemerged as Ruff Ryders Indy.

Nowadays, whenever I hear about DMX, it's usually his perennial habit of being in the iron college.

The rapper has nothing to offer other than his "religion". Meaning his addiction to pain killers, cocaine, driving without a license, and acting around law enforcement.

Going to Dr. Phil to keep relevant.

Keep it classy, dog!

Complex got some of the details of the Dr. Phil interview with the entertainer.

During the interview DMX touched on his financial woes, drug problem, criminal past, as well as his family, which includes 11 children with another one on the way. While he states that many children can be time-consuming, DMX says he still does his best to take care of them. "I do have a relationship with my children, and I love my children," he says. "I would never just not be a part of my children's lives. That doesn't make sense."

DMX also talked about the infamous incident of him streaking through a hotel hallway. "It was a bet, it was a dare," he says. "The dare was order room service, and run through the hallway naked. I'm like, 'I'll do that.'"

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Rafael "Filibuster" Cruz!

Ted Cruz, senator for Texas is getting a Palin Da Ass approval.

The Texas freshman senator is continuing his onward path to defeating Obamacare. Unfortunately, he'll end up pushing Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) buttons and force upon the "nuclear" option. Republicans are concerned that the Tea Party will doom their chances in the elections.

The freshman senator has clashed with Republican leaders. The Republican leaders and former presidential nominees have both express outrage against him, Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah), Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) and Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) for this notion to shutdown government if they can't repeal Obamacare.

This is another waste of time political theatrics by the Stallmigos. The Stallmigos and Team Opposition both hate President Barack Obama's direction. And even though, he's beaten both Republican nominees (perennial losers Mitt Romney and Senator John McCain of Arizona), the very same figures who run to the cameras for attention grabbing statements are add it again!

Republicans are playing political suicide.

To please the likes of conservative talk radio and the racist right is insane to say at least.

The president warns his political adversaries that the ongoing obsession to piss him off will rile up his base.

Hopefully when the federal workers and middle class start seeing their paychecks lower and their elected leaders still getting paid to fly luxury and enjoy the perks of being a politician, maybe we'll see a rise against the Congress.

Congress has the worst job approval by far. The Republican led House repealed Obamacare 40 times.

The U.S. Senate had failed in passing a stricter background check on firearms. Despite the ongoing mass shootings within five years since President Barack Obama took office.

The Congress hasn't pass a job's bill since the Republicans took back the House of Representatives.

The American people are tired of filibusters and political gamesmanship. The elected leaders need to get their heads out their asses and focus on bringing jobs to their state.

Starting October 1, the Affordable Healthcare and Patient Protection Act (Obamacare) is fully in effect.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) knows his filibuster isn't going to get him anywhere. Since he's been in office, he's appeared over 45 times on either Loserville and the GOP Sunday programs.

When these news agitators ask him what he plans on doing if he accomplish his goals, he'll give a word vomit to why it's important to defeat the president and restore conservatism. Completely ducking his plans for legislative action.

He really is going to make Republicans suffer in the Midterms.

If the American public votes against the Tea Party, you may see little television appearances from the likes of Cruz, Paul and Lee.

Perennial Loser Romney Adopts A Future Failure!

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Former presidential candidate announces that he's got a little Black boy.

When he comes from under the rock of failure, perennial loser Mitt Romney emerges again with more things that the public shamed him for. What could be more condescending than a former presidential candidate who used every dirty trick in the book to win announce he's got an adopted Black grandchild.

Kieran Romney is the new adopted grandson of Mitt Romney's huge family.

The little boy was pictured with the perennial loser's family and it was sent through the social networks.

Ben and wife Andelynne Romney show off their children and of course people see awe and ugh!

Some look at the name in a negative term. According to Newsone, they've determined that the name “Kieran,” which is Gaelic for “blacky,” “black,” or “little dark one,” the backlash that inevitably flooded social media was inevitable.

Yeah I bet.

After all, who was the politico who brought up the nonsense of self deportation, birth certificates, Obama phones, 47% of Americans being dependent on government, black on white crime, and Donald Trump other than that perennial loser Mitt Romney.

Of course, the perennial loser warns the Republicans that a government shutdown is going to doom their chances in the 2014 Midterm Elections and 2016 Presidential Elections.

Romney addressed more than 200 donors on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee at a fundraiser for the New Hampshire Republican Party, staged just four miles from the vacation home where he has spent much of the summer with his family. The event was closed to the media, but his office released his prepared remarks.
The perennial loser emerges.
Romney, 66, warned congressional Republicans against letting emotions drive their decisions.

"I badly want Obamacare to go away, and stripping it of funds has appeal. But we need to exercise great care about any talk of shutting down government," Romney said in the first speech of its kind since his November election loss to Obama. "What would come next when soldiers aren't paid, when seniors fear for their Medicare and Social Security, and when the FBI is off duty?"

He continued: "I'm afraid that in the final analysis, Obamacare would get its funding, our party would suffer in the next elections, and the people of the nation would not be happy. I think there are better ways to remove Obamacare."

He was taking aim at the three Stallmigos: Senators Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) over their proposed filibuster and endorsement of the government shut down.

Romney acknowledged that some Republicans may not care for his perspective given his recent loss.

"I'm probably not the first person you'd ask for advice," he said. "But because we all learn from our mistakes, I may have a thought or two of value."

He called on Republicans to "stay smart," in part, by backing candidates who can win. And as the pool of potential candidates for the 2016 presidential contest begins to grow, Romney suggested that most are not electable.

"My guess is that every one of the contenders would be better than whoever the Democrats put up," he said. "But there will only be one or perhaps two who actually could win the election in November."

What do you think about this new addiction to the family?

What do you think of his comments about the government shutdown?

I mean does it make you think that Republicans are less racist than they're really are?

Monday, September 23, 2013

NRA: It's Not The Guns Fault!

Wayne LaPierre is a gun rights advocate and huge bonehead.

In Ohio a man shoots a 12-year old girl in the face.

In Florida, George Zimmerman was accused by his wife Shellie that he threatened her and her father with a firearm.

In Colorado, two state senators were recalled after they supported one of the state's most strictest gun control laws. And even in that state, a young girl gets a lead suit when she surprised her armed friend.

A little girl loses her life in a self-inflicted shooting at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.

A little boy injures his sister. The father wants the little boy to tell the law that it was just an accident and he didn't have a custom size firearm.

A shooting at Washington, DC shooting at the Navy Yard. That mass shooting ended up killing over 12 people and the gunman was killed by the law enforcement.

A shooting in Chicago injures 12 and a little boy was one of the victims.

And of course, even overseas, there was a mass shooting at a suburban mall in The Republic of Kenya.

And on GOP Sundays, Wayne LaPierre once again uses the narrative, that "more good guys with guns" would prevent violence.

Once again, violence is violence. It's a no win situation for a gun shooting victim. Whether it's pulled by a criminal or a law enforcement officer, it's an injury or death.

The spokesperson for the National Rifle Association has been the most colorful figure of the gun rights movement.

He stands firm in this notion that if there were more guns, then mass shootings would have been prevented.

The controversial statements aren't helpful to those who lost family members in mass shootings.

The National Rifle Association's muscle is the voter with a gun. Democrats and Republicans fear the NRA because of its impact on elections. The NRA can scream they're coming for your guns, and those Elmer Fudds would vote Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny out of office.


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Crown Of The King!

Entertainer looking for a new record deal.

Hustle Gang hancho, Clifford "T.I." Harris is looking forward to inking another major label distributor after he parted ways from Atlantic Records. T.I. has been with Atlantic Records for over 10 years and released a handful of albums under that label.

Now as he ventures his talents B.o.B, CHIP, Young Dro, Travi$ Scott and legendary group 8 Ball & MJG through the Hustle Gang, the media mogul is looking his new label home.

Now two media moguls are looking to help the King Of The South and they're putting big chips in this.

Jay-Z and Dr. Dre are both successful media figures and rappers. They're good friends, but it's business as usual. RocNation and Aftermath Entertainment are in a bidding war to secure a deal for the King.

We'll see how this goes

I haven't followed T.I. lately since he's went into reality television.

But the entertainer is making major moves from being a married man to being one of the most sought after rappers.

T.I. said the label didn't like his "family-friendly" image and they wanted to promote his gangsta image.

An image that almost landed him in federal time out for 20 years. The entertainer had to spent a few years in the iron college for numerous drug and weapons charges.
TI says record label doesn't like family-friendly image
The Family Hustle.
He married former Xscape singer Tameka "Tiny" Cottle in 2010 and has the cameras rolling on his family.

In XXL Magazine, the entertainer told the reporters that he wanted out because Atlantic Records couldn't understand the change of his musical style.

"Nah, [Atlantic Records] hated it. Labels love hardcore T.I. That keeps the cash register ringing. They don’t want me to go to prison and caught though. They want me to be the Teflon Don, and I can’t blame them. That shit’s sexy. But I’m older, man. I’m wiser, I’m calmer… I’m better, stronger. I’m ready for whatever tomorrow got coming.”

It's cool to be a grimy rapper and talk about the trap, hustling to eat and pimping them hoes and the like.

But I've heard the story more than enough and it's practically getting old.

Well wishes to T.I. on his future success because he's sealed a deal as a legend in the game.

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