Friday, June 24, 2016
DAVID CAMERON RESIGNS AS UK PRIME MINISTER AFTER BREXIT VOTE:
THE REVOLUTION IS TELEVISED GLOBALLY.
Sources: ITV, Telegraph, Young Turks, YouTube
Thursday, June 23, 2016
COMMONERS vs ELITE - ONLY LONDON REMAINS.
"GOD SAVE THE QUEEN" UK ANTHEM MAY CHANGE.
"GOD SAVE THE QUEEN" UK ANTHEM MAY CHANGE.
GLOBAL MARKETS PLUNGE AFTER BREXIT VOTE.
DAVID CAMERON TO DELIVER SPEECH AFTER THE MARKETS OPEN.
Sources: BBC News, Bloomberg News, Young Turks,
The Guardian, Telegraph, YouTube
The Guardian, Telegraph, YouTube
The referendum turnout was 71.8% - with more than 30 million people voting - the highest turnout at a UK election since 1992.
IMMIGRATION AMNESTY POLICY BLOCKED BY SCOTUS 4-4 (SCALIA'S ABSENCE):
ISIL HAS RUINED ANY CHANCE FOR IMMIGRATION AMNESTY IN THE UNITED STATES.
Sources: NY Times, CNN, NBC News, WSJ, Youtube
The Supreme Court on Thursday announced that it had deadlocked in a case challenging President Obama’s plan to shield millions of immigrants from deportation and allow them to work.
The 4-4 tie left in place an appeals court ruling blocking the plan, dealing a sharp blow to an ambitious program that Mr. Obama had hoped would become one of his central legacies.
Instead, even as the court deadlocked, it amplified the already contentious election-year debate over the nation’s immigration policy and presidential power.
The case, United States v. Texas, No. 15-674, concerned a plan to allow as many as five million unauthorized immigrants who are the parents of citizens or of lawful permanent residents to apply for a program that would spare them from deportation and provide them with work permits.
The program was called Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or DAPA.
Mr. Obama has said he took action in 2014 after years of frustration with Republicans in Congress who had repeatedly refused to support bipartisan Senate legislation to update immigration laws.
A coalition of 26 states, led by Texas, promptly challenged the plan, accusing the president of ignoring administrative procedures for changing rules and of abusing the power of his office by circumventing Congress.
In February 2015, Judge Andrew S. Hanen of Federal District Court in Brownsville, Tex., entered a preliminary injunction shutting down the program while the legal case proceeded.
The government appealed, and a divided three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans affirmed the injunction.
In their Supreme Court briefs, the states acknowledged that the president had wide authority over immigration matters, telling the justices that “the executive does have enforcement discretion to forbear from removing aliens on an individual basis.”
Their quarrel, they said, was with what they called a blanket grant of “lawful presence” to millions of immigrants, entitling them to various benefits.
In response, Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. told the justices that this “lawful presence” was merely what had always followed from the executive branch’s decision not to deport someone for a given period of time.
“Deferred action does not provide these individuals with any lawful status under the immigration laws,” he said. “But it provides some measure of dignity and decent treatment.”
“It recognizes the damage that would be wreaked by tearing apart families,” Mr. Verrilli added, “and it allows individuals to leave the shadow economy and work on the books to provide for their families, thereby reducing exploitation and distortion in our labor markets.”
The states said they had suffered the sort of direct and concrete injury that gave them standing to sue.
Judge Jerry E. Smith, writing for the majority in the appeals court, focused on an injury said to have been suffered by Texas, which he said would have to spend millions of dollars to provide driver’s licenses to immigrants as a consequence of the federal program.
Mr. Verrilli told the justices that Texas’ injury was self-inflicted, a product of its decision to offer driver’s licenses for less than they cost to produce and to tie eligibility for them to federal standards.
Texas responded that being required to change its laws was itself the sort of harm that conferred standing.
“Such a forced change in Texas law would impair Texas’s sovereign interest in ‘the power to create and enforce a legal code,’” the state’s lawyers wrote in a brief.
Judge Hanen grounded his injunction on the Obama administration’s failure to give notice and seek public comments on its new program.
He found that notice and comment were required because the program gave blanket relief to entire categories of people, notwithstanding the administration’s assertion that it required case-by-case determinations about who was eligible for the program.
The appeals court affirmed that ruling and added a broader one. The program, it said, also exceeded Mr. Obama’s statutory authority
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (RACE-BASED) FOR COLLEGE ADMISSION UPHELD BY SCOTUS 4-3:
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION KICKS OPEN THE DOOR FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN AMERICA.
ELENA KAGAN RECUSED HERSELF.
Sources: NY Times, NBC News, YouTube
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a race-conscious admissions program at the University of Texas at Austin, handing supporters of affirmative action a major victory.
The vote was 4-3.
Only seven justices participated in the decision, as Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself for prior work on the case as United States solicitor general and the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s seat remains vacant.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor.
Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., dissented.
The case concerned the University of Texas’ idiosyncratic admissions program.
Most applicants from within the state are admitted under a part of the program that guarantees admission to top students in every high school in the state.
The Top 10 Percent program has produced significant racial and ethnic diversity. In 2011, for instance, 26 percent of freshmen who enrolled under the program were Hispanic, and 6 percent were black. Texas is about 38 percent Hispanic and 12 percent black.
The case challenged a second part of the admissions program.
Under it, remaining students from Texas and elsewhere are considered under standards that take into account academic achievement and other factors, including race and ethnicity.
Many colleges and universities base all of their admissions decisions on such holistic grounds.
In Grutter v. Bollinger in 2003, the Supreme Court endorsed free-standing admissions programs, saying it was permissible to consider race as one factor among many to achieve educational diversity.
Writing for the majority in that case, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor said she expected that “25 years from now,” the “use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary.”
The case, Fisher v. University of Texas, No. 14-981, was brought by Abigail Fisher, a white woman who said the university had denied her admission based on her race.
She has since graduated from Louisiana State University.
When the court last considered Ms. Fisher’s case in 2013, supporters of affirmative action were nervous.
But the court deferred conclusive action in what appeared to be a compromise decision.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
HILLARY CLINTON ON PAR TO DEFEAT TRUMP; THE GOP IMPLODES
A POLITICAL PARTY DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF CAN'T WIN GENERAL ELECTIONS.
Sources: Salon.com, YouTube
Now that it's crystal clear most GOP establishment leaders have refused to embrace DONALD J TRUMP as their party nominee, there is no way short of a miracle HILLARY CLINTON will lose in November.
United We Stand, Divided We Fall.
The GOP top brass is intentionally choosing to FAIL for Money and Power.
***** Letting Trump and the GOP self-destruct: Hillary and Democrats have the right strategy by laying low
Two weeks ago, I wrote that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats could not afford to take anything for granted this year.
To be fair, Clinton has been on the ugly end of Republican attacks for decades – a little guardedness is pardonable.
But a play-it-safe approach seemed unnecessarily risky against an omnipresent juggernaut like Trump.
The Republican nominee’s campaign depends upon free media. In many ways, what Trump says or does with his airtime is irrelevant – the point is to be seen and heard.
He can lie and distort with impunity; his supporters don’t care and he dominates headlines all the same.
GLADYS KNIGHT'S RESTAURANT SHUT DOWN; ATLANTA NEEDS A WHITE MAYOR
GLADYS KNIGHT'S FAMOUS ATLANTA BASED CHICKEN & WAFFLES FRANCHISE OWES MORE THAN $1 MILLION IN TAXES.
Sources: AJC, Page Six, NY Daily News,
The Root, YouTube
Another BLACK-owned Atlanta business bites the dust due to substandard business practices.
This time it's the famous Gladys Knight Chicken & Waffles restaurant, which has long been a staple for Tourists.
Apparently the family-owned franchise was recently shut down because it owes the state of GEORGIA more than $1 Million dollars in back TAXES.
As I mentioned in previous videos about Atlanta, it's high time for this Hub of the Southeast to elect a WHITE Mayor and to attract more WHITE residents.
Georgia authorities raided chicken-and-waffle restaurants owned by Gladys Knight‘s son, who is accused of tax evasion.
State Department of Revenue agents served search warrants on Tuesday on the three Atlanta-area locations of Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles, in an unsuccessful bid to arrest Shanga Hankerson.
State agents said Hankerson stole more than $650,000 in sales and withholding taxes for his own use. With penalties and interest, the total would be more than $1 million, officials said.
By lunchtime on Wednesday, all three restaurants were closed.
“It is never The Department of Revenue’s primary goal to shut down a business,” said Josh Waites, investigations chief for the Department of Revenue. “We are working with Mr. Hankerson’s attorney to have the business up and running again as soon as possible.”
State officials hope to strike a deal with Hankerson to put the restaurants into receivership so it can open again.
Gladys Knight — best known for her hit “Midnight Train to Georgia” – is not suspected of any wrongdoing.
MARCO RUBIO SEEKS RE-ELECTION, HE'LL WIN BECAUSE CUBANS RUN MIAMI
Sources: Fox News, NY Times, YouTube
Marco Rubio Announces His US Senate Re-election Bid!
Marco Rubio Announces His US Senate Re-election Bid!
Despite losing his home state of FLORIDA to DONALD J TRUMP during the GOP primaries several months ago, Miami native & golden boy MARCO RUBIO is slated to hold on to his US Senate seat, mainly due to his nationality.
RUBIO is a Cuban-American and everyone knows CUBANS run Miami.
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday that he has decided to seek re-election to the Senate after months of insisting he would not run again, a reversal that will reshape one of the most competitive races in the country.
Mr. Rubio, 45, who is said to be reluctant to give up the high profile that a Senate seat offers, will enter the race with the formidable advantages of incumbency, national name recognition and strong ties to the Republican Party’s donor base.
But he also faces numerous hurdles. He is coming off a bruising race for president that ended with an embarrassing loss to Donald J. Trump in his home state on March 15 — one that focused in no small part on his frequent absence from the Senate and from his duties in Florida as he campaigned.
He also made no secret of his distaste for Washington and the often glacial pace of business on Capitol Hill, words he is certain to see turned against him in attack ads from Democrats who had been optimistic about their chances at taking back Mr. Rubio’s seat before he entered the race.
In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, Mr. Rubio acknowledged his about-face and tried to explain himself in part by saying, “I changed my mind.”
“I think it’s clearly outlined that I’m frustrated by what’s happening here in the Senate — most Americans are,” he added.
Then, in a dig at the presumptive nominees of both political parties, Mr. Rubio said he ultimately believed that no matter who is elected president, the Senate has the vital role “of being able to act as a check and balance on bad ideas from the president.”
The senator has told colleagues and advisers that he would like to run for president again, either in 2020 or 2024. But he increasingly came to think that doing so from the private sector would be difficult.
His decision is not without considerable risk to his political future, despite his status as a nationally known incumbent who will have the full backing of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
According to people who have spoken with Mr. Rubio in recent days, the senator is especially concerned about the effect that Mr. Trump’s candidacy could have on his chances of winning. A poor performance in the November general election by Mr. Trump against Hillary Clinton in Florida, with its large Hispanic population, could hurt Mr. Rubio.
Mr. Rubio’s move was truly last-minute. Florida’s deadline to file as a candidate is Friday.
TONYA TKO DELETES HER DISPLACEMENT DIARIES VIDEOS; HIDING HER SCAM
Sources: Stupidity Exodus, YouTube
After apparently scamming her YouTube Channel supporters out of $12,000 via an GoFundMe account, Vlogger TONYA TKO has removed all "Displacement Diaries" videos and marked them as PRIVATE.
Is this a further indication of Guilt?
I think so.
What TONYA TKO did out of blatant Selfishness, will no doubt make it more difficult for other BLACK YouTube Vloggers who wish to raise money online for LEGITIMATE causes.
UBER & ERIC HOLDER vs KASIM REED & RACIST FINGERPRINTS
WHY IS KASIM REED (BLACK MAN) FIGHTING SO HARD TO STOP UBER FROM HIRING BLACK DRIVERS?
Sources: AJC, Sacbee, YouTube
Monday, June 20, 2016
CAVALIERS DEFEAT THE WARRIORS 93-89:
LEBRON JAMES NAMED MVP.
Source: NBA, CNN, Youtube
******* Cavaliers win NBA championship as LeBron James has game of his life
History has been made.
The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Finals, defeating the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Sunday's deciding Game 7.
This is the first major sports championship that a Cleveland team has won.
In perhaps the biggest game of his career, LeBron James had the game of his life.
James was named Finals MVP after scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and dishing out 11 assists.
The vote was unanimous, according to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
HAPPY FATHERS' DAY TO ALL DADS & FATHER FIGURES:
GOD BLESS YOU & THANK YOU.
PRAY FOR ALL U.S. TROOPS EVERYWHERE.
PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF LANE GRAVES.
PRAY FOR ALL U.S. TROOPS EVERYWHERE.
PRAY FOR THE FAMILY OF LANE GRAVES.
~ "My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." — college basketball coach Jim Valvano
~ "My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.'" — Michael Jordan
Saturday, June 18, 2016
AYESHA CURRY'S TWITTER RANT BACKLASH IS RACIST (REMEMBER TIPPER GORE?)
IGNORE STEPHEN A. SMITH'S SEXIST, MISOGYNIST REMARKS.
IN AMERICA FREE SPEECH ISN'T COLORBLIND.
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER TIPPER GORE'S CENSORSHIP PR STUNT?
Sources: ESPN, Huffpost, Twitter, NBA, Rollingstone, Oprah, Village Voice, Undefeated, YouTube
Ayesha Curry, wife of NBA Superstar Stephen Curry is being slammed for her recent tweets about the NBA being rigged.
Many people have previously expressed this same sentiment about the NBA Play-offs, so why is Ayesha being rebuked?
Is it due to the fact that her husband Stepen is currently employed by the NBA or does RACISM play a factor in this backlash against Ayesha?
And why is Sports Commentator Stephen A. Smith (a BLACK Man) comparing Ayesha Curry to Lebron James' wife Savannah?
Both Women are BLACK, however that is where the similarity stops.
Since the husbands of Ayesha Curry and Savannah James will play for rival teams during the 2016 Play-Off games, is it possible Ayesha is strategically posting negative NBA Twitter rants as a PR stunt?
Has the Mainstream Media forgotten about TIPPER GORE, former wife of AL GORE?
When her husband was still employed as Vice-President in the Clinton administration, TIPPER GORE launched a national campaign to shut up and Censor the music of BLACK Rappers.
No one, not even the NAACP told TIPPER GORE to "Shut up and stay in her place".
TIPPER GORE used her fake "Family Values" Hip Hop Music Censorship campaign to bring attention to HERSELF but no one said a word.
Not even Bill and Hillary Clinton!
******* Stephen A. Smith Essentially Tells Ayesha Curry To Shut Her Mouth And Know Her Place
“You are not just Ayesha Curry. You are Steph Curry’s wife.”
What many people thought would be a night of champagne celebrations for the Curry family instead turned out rather badly for them on Thursday night.
Stephen continued to lack MVP-level sharpness in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, fouling out and then getting ejected for throwing his mouthpiece at some rich kid in a loss that pushed the series to seven games. But most of the conversation following the game centered around his wife, who hopped on Twitter to accuse the Cavs of holding up the Warriors’ family bus and the NBA of rigging the Finals for money. (She quickly deleted the latter tweet.)
Steph defended his wife after the game, saying, “Everybody says stuff where you get caught in the moment ... I don’t fault her from showing some emotion on Twitter.” But on ESPN’s Friday morning episode of “First Take,” “analysts” Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless completely faulted Ayesha for showing emotion.
Smith spoke at length (as seen in the above video), in fact, about how NBA wives should and should not act. He focused the conversation around wives of the NBA Finals’ two rival stars: LeBron James and Steph. Smith thinks that Ayesha, a relative rookie when it comes to the superstar NBA lifestyle, should be quiet and act more like LeBron’s wife Savannah Brinson, a 13-year veteran of the NBA family.
“[Brinson] never brings attention to herself. She never tweets and calls out the lying. Nobody, nobody is more scrutinized than her husband, but yet she thinks about how she represents him,” Smith said.
And there’s nothing wrong or right about that! It’s Savannah’s choice to stay low and work on a small business. It’s also Ayesha’s choice to parlay her popularity as a family-first social media presence into a Food Network show. They’re different women who are making their own mark, if Smith couldn’t tell.
But he can’t, because his sexism won’t allow him to recognize Ayesha as an independent person from her husband. “You are not just Ayesha Curry. You are Steph Curry’s wife,” he shockingly said (and Bayless agreed!). Apparently, once a woman marries an NBA player, they no longer have their own identity. They’re merely ornamental.
Smith claims that because “everybody veers towards Steph Curry,” we’re ignoring Ayesha’s tweets. Quite the contrary, as much has been made of her tweets Thursday morning.
“If this were Savannah acting like this, do you know how much heat LeBron James may have taken?” Smith continued to argue.
Savannah “acting like this” may indeed cause some heat for LeBron. Yet in the spectrum of overly critical LeBron stories, Smith’s “acting like this” hypothetical would likely amount to nothing. Would LeBron and Savannah suffer if she started defending LeBron’s flopping? No. Will Ayesha and Steph suffer because of a few tweets? No. When you’re Steph Curry or LeBron James, two of the biggest athletes alive, it’ll take a lot more than heated tweets to “hurt yourself or your husband or your family in any way,” as Smith said.
Ayesha evidently watched Smith’s diatribe, and responded on Twitter immediately:
Seeing the tweet, Smith responded live on “First Take” and continued to explain why she was out of line.
“It is not me. It is you,” he said.
No it isn’t, Steven. No it isn’t.