Monday, June 30, 2014

It's A Man's World!

The five dicks of law.

The United States Supreme Court really set the country back. In order to protect the alpha White male, the five conservative justices pulled the plug on women's reproductive rights and the labor unions.

Women who want birth control will be able to get it, except from businesses like Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A the winners of this lawsuit.

Burwell (Sebelius) v. Hobby Lobby is a landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court case concerning whether the Free Exercise Clause of the U.S. Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) can exempt a closely held company from federal government regulations requiring employers to provide contraceptive coverage to their female employees. The case upheld for the first time a closely held corporation's ability to claim a religious belief.

The case is a reaction against a requirement deriving from the Affordable Care Act. It could have widespread impact on the issue of whether companies can be religiously exempt from any federal law that protects the interests of other individuals.

The case was previously titled Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby. Sylvia Burwell was automatically substituted as petitioner when she was approved by the United States Senate as Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services after being nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Kathleen Sebelius following her resignation on April 10, 2014.

Harris v. Quinn was a United States Supreme Court case regarding if public employees can be compelled to pay union dues. The case was specifically about eight home health care workers, generally family members of patients, who were receiving Medicaid funds to provide care for the patients.

The Court ruled that the workers could not be compelled to join the union, on the grounds that they were not fully-fledged state employees, as they are hired or fired by individual patients - though paid via Medicaid. The ruling did not invalidate compulsory union membership for the larger population of public employees, but Alito's majority opinion did argue that Abood v. Detroit Board of Education was erroneously decided.

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GOP Dominates Sundays And Breakfast Chats!

These two run to the cameras more than the Democrats.

I will say that conservatives love to call the media "liberal". They continue to spread this narrative that the free broadcast news is partisan against their causes.

NEWSFLASH: You are a part of the media! 

Whenever I hear at talk radio host complain about how the media is "shielding" the president, then I shake my head. The beginning of a new active week starts on Sunday and the Republicans have dominated th

Republicans dominate Sunday and Breakfast Chats. That's a fact. 

How I know?

Look at the former Republican presidential nominee and current Arizona senator John McCain. So far he and his best friend Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have appeared on most Sunday programs. Bitching and bemoaning about the president. Then there's Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI) who is retiring to become a conservative agitator. 

They along with Stallmigos Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have gotten favorable coverage on most Sunday shows and weekday breakfast chats.

Talk radio is dominated by conservative agitators. They dominate 93% of the free airwaves with rabble rousing and utter contempt towards President Barack Obama.

Republicans make up less than a quarter of all American voters, but somehow managed to constitute a majority of guests on Sunday talk shows this year.

The GOP brand weakened during 2013, especially after most Americans blamed the party for the government shutdown in October. Only 24% of respondents to a recent Gallup survey (December 5-8) considered themselves Republicans.

And yet, GOP politicians consistently made more appearances than Democrats on programs like “Meet the Press,” “Face the Nation,” “This Week,” “State of the Union,” and “Loserville Sunday.”

Six of the top seven, and 10 of the top 13 guests on these shows were Republicans, according to the calculations of Steve Benen of MSNBC.

Representative Mike Rogers (R-Michigan), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, made 27 appearances, putting him atop the list.

No. 2 was Senator John McCain (R-Arizona), with 24 appearances. No. 3 was former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Georgia), who hasn't been in office since 1999.

Also finishing third was Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Senate’s majority whip.

Durbin was followed on the list by more Republicans: Representative Peter King of New York, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

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Meshach Taylor Passes Away!

Ever watched the CBS sitcom Designing Women?

Meshach Taylor was one of the standout characters on the show.

He is best known for his Emmy-nominated turn as Anthony Bouvier on the CBS hit sitcom Designing Women (1986-1993), and for his portrayal of Hollywood Montrose, a flamboyant window dresser in the box office hit and cult classic romantic comedy film Mannequin.

He played Sheldon Baylor on the CBS sitcom Dave's World (1993-1997), and appeared as Tony on the short-lived NBC sitcom Buffalo Bill opposite Dabney Coleman.

Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of a college professor and a sociology professor.[2] He graduated from Florida A&M University in 1993. He married Bianca Ferguson in 1983 and has four children, daughters, Tamar Taylor, Esme Taylor, Yasmine Taylor, and son Tariq Taylor, and four grandchildren.

CNN reports that Taylor had fought a terminal illness and faded markedly in recent days. His wife, children, grandchildren and mother surrounded him as he passed away, Dede Binder said.

"It is with love and gratitude that we sorrowfully announce that our darling, amazingly brilliant and dynamic, Meshach, the incredible father, husband, son and friend has begun his grand transition," the family said in a statement.
Dixie Carter, Annie Potts, Meshach Taylor, Jean Smart and Delta Burke.
Taylor made his screen debut in the 1978 movie "Damien: Omen II." He has appeared regularly in television dramas since, including the series "In the Heat of the Night," "Hannah Montana," and "All of Us," according to his profile on the International Movie Database.

Most recently, he appeared in two episodes of Criminal Minds. The last one ran in January this year.
During the run of "Designing Women," Taylor's co-star Dixie Carter described him as "a good man who is confident and strong. He's absolutely grounded," according to a profile in People.

"The eldest of three children of two former college professors, Taylor, a precocious child, first learned acting technique as a survival skill. 'The kids called me the Professor, and I got beat up a lot,' he says. 'So I dummied up until I got into the 11th grade,'" the profile read.

"Even when he didn't have any money, he always had style. He was on the cutting edge of men's colognes, and he was always buying yachting magazines and GQ," actor Joe Mantegna told the magazine.

We here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences to the family of Meshach Taylor.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

We Want Our Cut, Says Former Lottery Winners!

Embattled New Jersey governor Chris Christie doesn't have to sweat out this scandal, but somehow it will be tied to him regardless of what he does.

Two men are suing the New Jersey Lottery commission after the gaming representatives threw out a jackpot ticket.

Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango, of Suffern, New York, argue in their federal lawsuit that the lottery didn't quickly update its website with the winning numbers from the March 23 drawing.

Cambria tells The Record ( ) newspaper he asked Onyango to check the website soon after the 11 p.m. drawing. Cambria tossed the ticket when the numbers didn't match. The men now think the site was showing the previous drawing's numbers.

They say they realized they had won the next day. But by then, their ticket was on its way to a landfill in Canada.

The men say they have two other tickets showing serial numbers that prove they had a winner.

And because the three tickets were purchased together, their serial numbers were sequential. The men say they can prove that the winning ticket was theirs because they still have the tickets with serial numbers one above and one below the winning ticket’s.

They explained their situation to the Lottery Commission last year, they said, and were told to submit a claim form along with the first and third tickets.

“They even told me, ‘You don’t need a lawyer, don’t get one. We know you’re in the right,’ ” Cambria said.

But then nothing happened.

It’s now been more than a year since the drawing. The men filed their lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Trenton on Tuesday demanding the million-dollar prize and arguing that the lottery was at fault for failing to update its website in a timely way.

In an interview on Wednesday, Cambria said he asked Onyango the night of the drawing to check the lottery’s website for the winning Powerball numbers. This was several minutes after the 11 p.m. drawing, Cambria said. But the numbers that Onyango read, they learned later, were from the previous drawing.

“So I took my ticket, which was worth a million dollars, and I put it in a cigarette pack and put it in the garbage in my bedroom,” Cambria said.

The men say they saw the drawing’s actual numbers the next day and realized that Cambria’s ticket was a winner.

“I was losing my mind. We were both losing our minds,” Cambria said.

Their lawyer, Edward Logan, said Wednesday that there was no way the men could have retrieved their ticket.
Two men sue the New Jersey state lottery commission after they lose their ticket.
“There was talk about getting a bloodhound and finding the bag,” Logan said. That idea was eventually abandoned.

The dump has “bulldozers that move the trash around and bury it and get it to cook and digest with the methane,” Logan said. “It was just going to be impossible to find.”

A spokeswoman for the Lottery Commission, Judith Drucker, declined to comment on the pending litigation.

Customers at the Mahwah 7-Eleven that sold the ticket were divided on Wednesday about whether Cambria and Onyango should get the money.

Paul Matthews put the blame on the two men. “They should have known better than to throw away the ticket,” he said.

But Lisa Iriarte said they should get the money “because it’s not their fault the state updated the numbers later.”

Cambria and Onyango said they haven’t given much thought yet about what they will do with the money if they get it.

“That’s the next big question,” said Onyango, who suggested that they would put much of it into savings. “You’ve got to be prudent.”

Lessons for lost tickets.

1) You are responsible for the ticket. If lost or stolen, you can file a police report ONLY if you have written your complete name and phone number on the back of the ticket. You should never leave a winning lottery ticket in an area where you can't find it. The lottery commission of your state isn't responsible for a lost ticket. You need to make sure you write your name on the ticket. Especially if it a winning ticket.

2) Many convenience stores have self scanners and extra sections to detect winning tickets. You can find them near a lottery retailer. You can also have a vendor or cashier check your ticket. If you do so, always ask if the cashier can do a cash verify. Usually some lottery cashing terminals have sounds letting you know if these are "winners" or "not a winner". Don't let a cashier check your ticket without you assuring that you verified it through a ticket scanner or lottery commission website.

3) Powerball and Mega Millions tickets cannot be canceled. Be aware of the cost of these tickets. Powerball tickets are $2 dollars per unit. Mega Millions are $1 dollar per unit. Mega Millions minimum jackpots starts at $15 and the game is played on Tuesday and Friday nights. Powerball miminum jackpots starts at $40 millions and the game is played on Wednesday and Saturday nights. You can play a multiplier on Mega Millions for a $1. You can play a PowerPlay on Powerball for a $1 as well.

4)  Take notice that wherever you purchased the ticket. Most states have different regulations to tickets. You can't bring a Hoosier Lottery ticket to a Ohio Lottery retailer. You can't bring a Florida's Lottery Ticket to Georgia Lottery. Each state has regulations to how they payout a jackpot. So don't go into a store with an out of state ticket saying you want your prize. If you won a jackpot ticket, go back to the state you purchased the ticket. DO NOT EVER MAIL A JACKPOT TICKET. If you won a jackpot ticket in New York and you live in Kansas, you better high tail it to that state. Take a plane or drive. Of course, don't lose the ticket on your way there.

5) There are other resources besides the local television. You can view lottery drawings online or through a digital app. If you can't watch the drawing, you can visit the respective websites to verify your results. Also you can use an app to self scan your tickets.
Yeah we got the proof we purchased the ticket, says Salvatore Cambria and Erick Onyango.
6) Receipts can be given if you ask. If you're in a group pool, make sure your name and the other participants names are written down and placed on a contractual agreement. If you're buying your own ticket, inform the rest of the group before you purchase. Because you'll end up having a nasty fight ahead if you're the one with the single ticket and the group put their trust in you to get the remaining tickets.

7) Photocopying your tickets also leaves a paper trail. It can be the "proof" you need say if the ticket was stolen and you knew in your heart that ticket was a winning jackpot. Again, write your name on the lottery ticket. Your name and phone number are very important. The lottery commission of your state is not responsible for lost and stolen tickets.

8) If you file a police report in request of a stolen ticket, you must have all the evidence to prove its yours and not the other person. If you fail to do so, you will be charged with filing a false police report, a high class misdemeanor (if not a fifth degree felony).

Lessons of being a lottery winner.

As I repeat this over and over, I want the good readers here at Journal de la Reyna to understand this is my honest opinion on how to play the lottery. I hope my knowledge will inspire you if you become a jackpot winner.

It may take up to a year before you collect the first lump sum of payment. Each winning Mega Millions and Powerball ticket carries a lump sum cash payment option.

Best advice for all who win the lottery, is keep a cool head. Let's cover the 10 things about winning the lottery according to me. You can use this advice if you want to!

1) Write your name down on the back of the winning ticket. Say if you lose the jackpot ticket! If you have forgotten to sign the ticket and it gets lost, then it's your word against the winner's.

2) Cancel out your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any other social networking website your on. That's the next thing that happens when you're a winner.

3) Cancel your phone number and limit your email intake. Obviously you'll be swamped with phone numbers and well wishers asking if you're willing to shelve out a little cash.

4) Hire a qualified lottery attorney. Make sure you have a qualified attorney who specializes in handling large sums of money. Don't assume every attorney is well respected in handling your financial earnings.

5) Don't quit a job until you are sure you've won the lottery. Don't rush to judgment about being a lottery winner. Sometimes a person who wins the lottery never expects it to happen so don't sit around the house hoping the day will come you'll be the millionaire.

6) Pay off debts to college loans, house, billings, and credit cards.

7) Invest your money in a trust fund if you have children or family members you can trust if you should die.

8) Have fun with your earnings. Don't blow it on things that obviously will attract negative attention.

9) Be humble. Cause money will change a person when they're rich.

10) The Have-Nots Will Always Try To Make You Feel Guilty About Winning. Ignore Them And Be Happy About Your Success.

Bobby Womack...Dead At 70

Rest in peace Bobby!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Obama: If [Weeper] Boehner Spent More Time Working Than Crying Maybe We Could Get Things Done!

If the president wanted to be really disrespectful to Boehner, he would have told the junk food media that the Weeper needs to stop spending taxpayer money on those awful tans. He's starting to look Blacker than Obama.

President Barack Obama scoffed at the notion of the most inept House Speaker's threat of a lawsuit over the executive decisions being made.

The president knocked this lawsuit as a "stunt" to impress the insurgency and their goal is to BLACK everything he does!

Oops, I meant block!

In a much televised interview with ABC News host George Stephanopoulos, the president states that Congress is a train wreck and he welcomes the Speaker and Republicans to compromise on some his policies.

President Barack Obama on Friday said he wasn't going to apologize for his use of executive power.

Boehner officially announced he would introduce legislation in the coming weeks that would authorize the House General Counsel to sue the Obama administration and "compel" the president to enforce existing law. Without citing the specific executive orders he found troubling, Boehner named health care, energy, foreign policy and education as areas where the president has "repeatedly run an end-around on the American people."

“You notice that he didn't specifically say what exactly he was objecting to,” Obama said in the interview. “I'm not going to apologize for trying to do something while they're doing nothing."

Often stymied by a recalcitrant Congress, Obama declared 2014 a "year of action" and issued executive orders on immigration, the federal minimum wage and federal pay discrimination. His Environmental Protection Agency further plans to unveil unprecedented regulations to curb greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. But the moves have infuriated Republicans, who say the president is unlawfully bypassing Congress.

"We elected a president, Americans note; we didn’t elect a monarch or king," Boehner wrote in the memo.

Obama said he was forced to take action because Congress refused to do its job.

"What I've told Speaker Boehner directly is, if you're really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, why don't you try getting something done through Congress?" Obama said on ABC. "The majority of American people want to see immigration reform done. We had a bipartisan bill through the Senate. And you're going to squawk if I try to fix some parts of it administratively that are within my authority, while you are not doing anything?"

Congressman John Boehner (R-OH) is probably one of the worst leaders to hold the House of Representatives. As House Speaker, Boehner has been pretty tied up in a pretzel over how he handles business.

Washington, DC is in a gridlock. Republicans and their insurgency have been at odds with one another over how they could oppose the president.

Since he's gotten into office, the Republicans have been obstructive to his agenda.

When Boehner won another term as House Speaker, he told the Republican caucus that he is "done" with President Barack Obama. He couldn't trust him.

So now that the president and the Democrats go at it alone, these very same Republicans run to cameras on Breakfast Chats, GOP Sundays and every social network they can dig their claws in.

They hand those conservative agitators talking points and let them go to town on every proposal or even an ounce of bipartisanship from fellow Republicans. They trash the proposals or fellow Republicans for even having the decency to work with "that guy".

They don't understand that if the Democrats fall back into the minority, they'll become just as aggressive as the Republicans. Trust me: They will find ways to undermine a Republican president.

The choices of candidates are even weaker than before. They fear Hillary Clinton so much, they'll find everything to destroy her.

Bobby Wamack Passes Away!

Today we lost a great singer and inspiration to hip-hop and R & B. Bobby Wamack, famed singer passed away today. We here at Journal de la Reyna send our condolences to the family of Bobby Wamack.

Reuters reports Womack, who rose within the gospel music community in the 1950s, became a key figure in the R&B genre, and is best known for hits including "Lookin' For A Love," "That's The Way I Feel About 'Cha," and "Woman's Gotta Have It."

An active recording artist since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group The Valentinos and as Sam Cooke's backing guitarist, Womack's career has spanned more than 50 years and has spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country.

Womack wrote and originally recorded The Rolling Stones' first UK No. 1 hit, "It's All Over Now" and New Birth's "I Can Understand It" among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits "Lookin' For a Love", "That's The Way I Feel About Cha", "Woman's Gotta Have It", "Harry Hippie", "Across 110th Street" and his 1980s hit "If You Think You're Lonely Now".

In 2009, Womack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

‘More Offensive Than the N-Word’- Update


‘More Offensive Than the N-Word’: Paula Deen’s Son Posts Photo of Him Kissing Employee ‘Forced’ to Dress Up Like Aunt Jemima | Issue Hawk

Do you see the similarities between Paula Deen's son photo and the blatantly racist 19th century cartoon, "Not Particular" depicting that very same scene except they were standing up instead of sitting?

Disgustingly Racist and Sexist!  Paula Deen's son ought to be ashamed of himself!

Here's more racism from the Deen family on Mail Online newspaper

More offensive than the N word': Paula Deen's son reignites racism row after posting photo of him kissing employee 'forced' to dress up in Aunt Jemima outfit

  • Jamie Deen has re-ignited the accusations of racism that surround the family a year on from the scandal which cost his mom her TV career
  • On Friday he posted a photo of him cuddling Ineata 'Jellyroll' Jones, an employee at the center of some of last year's racist accusations
  • Other employees claimed that Deen forced the woman to dress up in an Aunt Jemima-style outfit against her wishes
  • His questionable tweet comes amid a reports that his Food Network show has been dropped
  • Last week his mom launched The Paula Deen Network, a show to be made available to digital subscribers from September

Just as Paula Deen is attempting to rebuild her sullied reputation in the wake of last year’s N-word scandal, son Jamie has re-ignited the accusations of racism that surround the family.
Amid reports that the Food Network has cancelled his own cooking show, Jamie posted a photo on Twitter on Friday of him smooching with an older African-American woman.
The image was captioned ‘Don’t tell [my wife] Brooke. #jellyroll #sugar’.

The woman in the photo, Ineata ‘Jellyroll’ Jones, is an employee of Paula Deen who was at the center of some of last year’s racist accusations.
In 2013, The Columbus Dispatch claimed, ‘Deen used Jones for restaurant theater. At 11 a.m., when the doors opened at [her restaurant] Lady & Sons, she stood in front and rang an iron dinner bell.’

Ineata Jones was being made a "mammy" by the Deen family.  The blatant racism of the Deen family is beyond disgusting.

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One Black woman wrote:

“Wow, did Paula Deen really call one of her workers JellyRoll?” LaVerne Mack (@shaigirl11) wrote on Twitter. “I find that more offensive than the N-word.”

Another woman wrote:

"I didn't know about the history of the term jellyroll but she clearly doesn't mind the nickname. Paula asked her to dress as Aunt Jemima and she said no, end of story. Sometimes people need to be educated on other cultures. Clearly Paula has a romantic view of certain periods of time in the south that was very painful for African Americans. The south is not the most tolerant place and it's steeped in tradition. Instead of vilifying, why not use these incidents to begin a conversation about some of the issues that exist with race."-  Charli at

I agree.


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