Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Yearly Wrap-Up!

A new year.

Meh, I would say this has been one year to look upon as decent at best. I only work one job right now. Back in October, I was let go from a high paying job and now working at the job I come to respect somewhat. Of course, I haven't left my duties as a contributor. I want to keep the readers and our supporters interested in our blog.

We here at Journal de la Reyna covered a lot and hopefully will aid our readers into 2015 with a better outlook ahead.

Overall I reflect on the stories.

Republicans take control of Congress.

Joni Ernst became the winner of the year. This controversial politico once did hog castration. She won the seat by retiring Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). She was aided by the insurgency and radio host Laura Ingraham. Some claim that she'll be more a problem than Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

Scott Brown is thought to be a presidential contender in 2016. But this loss in the New Hampshire senate race became a major setback may eventually wipe him off the political watchlist.

Barack Obama despite a setback in his agenda, he is looking for a fight. He hopes the public will finally acknowledge his policies are working.

Mitch McConnell is the most dirtiest politician to ever be in Washington. Beat the Democrat who claimed that she didn't even vote for Obama. Alison Lundergen Grimes was one of McConnell's toughest opponents. Why the hell she got beaten so badly? First Grimes denounce the president. That got her funds pulled. Then Mitch seized on her comments about how coal workers are poor and clueless. She was inconsistent on issues. Kentucky was always a Republican hold. No question. They don't like Mitch, but they'll have him over a Democrat who can't figure where they stand. Even Bill Clinton, a favorite among Kentuckians couldn't save this train wreck. That might spell trouble for Hillary Clinton if she was to wade her way into the Deep South. Big problem. Mitch got aided by the establishment and insurgency. Even though that former Alaskan governor hates his guts, she rather have McConnell than Harry Reid as Majority Leader.
Controversial comic featuring John Crawford, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Tamir Rice.
Mary Landrieu been a senator for three terms. Her term ended and left the Democrats without a senator in the Deep South. Running away from the president cost her dearly. Or it could have been the white resentment stroked by the insurgency. The insurgency didn't like how she was telling the junk food media that her constituents had issues with the first black president. Representatives Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) will leave the House for the U.S. Senate. Cotton beat Mark Pryor in Arkansas.

Already the Republicans got into some deep shit. New York Republican Michael Grimm was found guilty in a corruption charge and Louisiana Republican Steve Scalise admits that he went to conference being held by White extremists.

Ray Rice knocking his wife out was the talk of the sports world. In Atlantic City, Rice and then his fiance got into a heated fight and cameras focus on him knocking her out. Rice admitted he told Roger Goodell what happened. Rice was suspended indefinitely. He is fighting to keep his job.

Michael Sam the first openly gay football star who got sacked before even stepping on the field. The former University of Missouri football player was a top of his game. He was voted with high marks among the scouts and fans. He took a nosedive after making a public admission. He came out to ESPN and the media went totally bananas. They were wondering if there's a possibility of gay football star could be ever possible.
Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA)
Adrian Peterson was caught in a scandal too. He was suspended after it was revealed that he beat his son with a switch. A switch is a piece of a tree limb that people use to spank their child. Peterson was benched for most of the season.  Peterson had pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge of recklessly assaulting his four-year-old son. He will avoid a jail sentence after reaching a plea agreement with a court in Texas. He fought back in court and is granted free agent status.

Sam with no team or no contract is now on the media circuit complaining about how the NFL creates this standard to allow wife beaters, child beaters play but not gay men.

Jonathon Dwyer was booked into jail on one count of aggravated assault causing a fracture, one count of aggravated assault involving a minor, two counts of criminal damage, one count of preventing the use of a phone in an emergency, and assault. He was freed the next morning on a $25,000 cash bond and ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device.

Michael Brown, John Crawford, Renisha McBride, Tamir Rice, Darrien Hunt, Eric Garner paid the price for being unarmed Black citizens being murdered by the law or a vigilante.

Okay, we're seen the convictions of two. The shooter of Jordan Davis, Michael Dunn get life in the iron college. Then Theodore Wafer was given three nickels in the iron college for the death of Renisha McBride.

Donald Sterling, Bill Cosby, Rickey Wagoner, Sean Hannity, Matt Drudge, Suge Knight, Cliven Bundy, Charles C. Johnson, and Sony were some of the most controversial figures of the year.

Donald Sterling
Okay, I know that America's most hate individual is probably Donald Sterling. But what about Ray Rice, Darren Wilson, Bill Cosby or Suge Knight?

You guest it. They're on the list of this year's hot mess.

The former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling was caught on tape saying some nasty and outright racist things about Blacks attending his games. You got to admit that he was set up by a gold digger. That hot mess was forced out of the NBA, he was forced to sell the Clippers and he was banned for life after this fiasco. This also brought shame to the former owner of the Atlanta Hawks. He wrote an email to the staff saying some pretty bad things about Blacks too.

Them skeletons came out the closet. Bill Cosby, America's favorite father figure and perennial complainer of the Black community is seeing his legacy fall upon him. He's been accused raping numerous women. These women claimed that Cosby mentored them through their acting careers.

Cliven Bundy is the Nevada rancher who caused such an uproar. The rancher squared off with the federal government after he was warned to pay his dues. He got major airtime on Fox News and other right wing outlets after this uproar. In a interview with NPR and later the Associated Press, Bundy would make racially charged statements about Black people.

Suge Knight may see bars again. The former CEO of Death Row Records was injured at a Chris Brown party. He was shot by an assailant and was treated for his injuries. Just a few months later, he and comedian Katt Williams got caught up attacking a woman. Now he could be spending the rest of his life in the iron college after violating his parole. Is he going to blame Dr. Dre for his mishaps again. After all, his old foe is now a billionaire after selling his BEATS audio to Apple.
Jay-Z and Beyonce
Rickey Wagoner is a Dayton bus driver who created this story about three Black men attacking him because he believed they were looking for a polar bear.

The Racist Right obsesses over Michael Brown and crime through the racial lens. Colin Flaherty, Charles C. Johnson and Jim Hoft were spreading around that fake picture of former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson with a busted eye socket. It turns out that the person was a stuntman.

Colin Flaherty is a certified nutjob. He and some of those on the racist right have concocted a story about packs of Black teens and the such. He wrote a book called White Girl Bleeds Alot and it focuses criticism of the media not focusing on Black on White crime. Instead of just focusing on all factions that lead to crime, it concludes with baseless condescending rhetoric.

Sean Hannity is ranked the worst cable news host ever. He is a perennial name dropper. He can't go a day without mentioning President Barack Obama in a sentence. He is so annoying even fellow colleagues have spoke about it behind closed doors.

Matt Drudge is the Craigslist of news agitators. Still around and still promoting those racial stories. Like Hannity, Drudge is a notorious race baiter and name dropper. On the news agitator's page he'll put some not so nice pictures of the president on the top lines. Then the anonymous trolls click on the stories and head straight down to the comment section. They post racially insensitive nonsense on the web and its became a huge concern for websites. They decided to "regulate" civility on comment sections.

Sony close the year in the red. Literally, Sony pulls the plug on the Seth Rogen movie The Interview. It mocks the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. It caused such an uproar because it was a hacking incident that occurred and it leaked out some embarrassing emails from some of the Sony executives. They openly mocked Black actors and President Barack Obama. They took shots at Angelina Jolie-Pitt, an activist and major celebrity among the junk food media elites.

Beau Bergdahl the U.S. solider who was held captive for nearly five years comes back to the United States amid heavy criticism from the racist right.
Legendary comedian Robin Williams died.
Also there were mentions of Jay-Z. He was called a "crack dealer", smacked by Solange Knowles, sold his share in the Brooklyn Nets and also met Prince William.

Robin Williams tragic death shocked the nation. I was surprised and sadden by his death. The world lost one the best gifts ever. He had memorable roles such as a Theodore Roosevelt in the Night at The Museum. Also he is best known for being the Genie in Aladdin, Mork in Mork & Mindy, and the Crazy Ones.

Lil' Wayne and 50 Cent were in the news. The Unit reunited for an album. Wayne is talking about leaving Cash Money and Young Money. Wiz Khalifa splits from Amber Rose. Chris Rock splits from Malaak Compton. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon called it quits. Wow.

So many things happened while blogging, I couldn't fit it all in. I'll do my best next time.

Wish all a safe New Year. We move forward.

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