So many things to discuss on Journal de la Reyna, but I'll just give you things that happen to float along the websites these last few days.
The Daily Caller controversy still continues to get airplay. President Barack Obama was interrupted by a heckler from the conservative agitating website and people are demanding an apology from the website. The scandal has managed to bring negative attention to the heckler. Neil Munro goes to Fox News and gives his side of the story to conservative agitator Sean Hannity. The conservative agitator is notorious for trying to give controversial figures airtime to redeem themselves after a scandal. Hannity is the go-to-guy for Republicans and conservative activists. Munro was the man who infamously heckled the president when he was making an executive order to cease the arrest and deportation of law-abiding undocumented workers. The reporter had the nerve to say the president had "duck and cover" after three interruptions. Munro also is blasted for his use of calling immigrants, "foreigners". Hannity and The Daily Caller founder Tucker Carlson endorsed the reporter outburst.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) is apparently not vetted by the Mitt Romney Presidential Campaign. The conservative media is buzzing about the possibility of the Florida senator being a running mate to a depressing candidate. Perennial candidate Mitt Romney got his feathers ruffled after the president made his announcement of rolling back his tough deportation stances. Romney has pretty much ducked most political landmines hoping that he can stay focused on the economy.
President Barack Obama has chosen Senator John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) for the role of debate coach. In regards of the pick, Senator Kerry is going to represent a mock Mitt Romney. The former 2004 Democratic presidential nominee has been relatively low key on most parts and this has been one of the things buzzing this week. Romney hasn't decided on who's going to play the mock version of Obama.
The War on Women is back! A state legislator Lisa Brown was censured after she made her pleas to Michigan lawmakers on a controversial law that may strip Planned Parenthood of state funding. Republicans silenced Representative Brown after she say "vagina" multiple times to discuss her frustrations of the proposed law.The lawmaker got her revenge on Republican lawmakers by gathering over 2,500 supporters to appear in Lansing, Michigan at the state capitol. They perform the Vagina Monologues.
Many Blacks are followed and pulled over by police. The unwritten code of law enforcement is basically in my opinion: Law enforcement has to "make split decisions", "know your problem areas", "protect your [police] family", "assume Blacks are irate or dangerous", and "never makes yourself a part of the media". I've heard and known about law enforcement doing unlawful things from running red lights, having sex with co-workers or prostitutes to intimidating Blacks and undocumented workers. There are many who ruin the powers that comes with the badge. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Republican now turned independent media mogul has decided to advocate a "stop-and-frisk" rule in order to reduce possible crime activities in his city. Many Civil Rights advocates are up and arms about the policy. After the last tragedy being Sean Bell, one would think this is another attempt to mistaken Black men as "natural born criminals" in the eyes of law enforcement. The MSNBC commentator Al Sharpton, NAACP leader Ben Jealous, actor J.D. Williams (Preston Brodus aka Brodie from The Wire) and American Civil Liberties Union are protesting the move by Bloomberg. There was a silent march in New York City to protest the notion of law enforcement's stop-and-frisk policies.
Rappers denied. Hip-hop/pop singer Chris Brown defends himself from accusations that he instigated the fight between him and actor/rapper/singer Drake. In the wake of a simmering feud between those two is Rihanna. Apparently Drake dated Rihanna for a few months prior to the domestic violence incident that landed Chris Brown in jail. Rapper Meek Mill and his representatives are denying claims that he threw a bottle at Brown and a female patron. Drake also took to the websites stating that he didn't instigate the fight. This feud has gotten a lot of attention. Brown's temper and antics has landed him in the tabloids. Brown nearly ruined his career and many in the media see him and Rihanna as troubled pop stars willing to put their lives in danger for attention. Brown, his personal bodyguard Big Pat, NBA star Tony Parker and others were injured in the fight. Lucy Pavlovsky was hit with a bottle. She is a model and representative for Macy's Department Stores. Pavlovsky took to the internet to give her side of the story. She threatens to sue the entertainers and the nightclub. Another woman who calls herself Veronica has shown her stitches to the celebrity agitating website TMZ. Another woman comes forward with injuries. An Australian woman who was a fan and tourist was injured badly. The club that held the event was shut down and police are investigating the incident. If it was found out that Brown or rapper Meek Mill instigated the fight, they may go to prison for this. They were on probation for criminal charges.
A white supremacist is trying to become a lobbyist. In a strange turn of events, far right groups are actively recruiting members to their folds. In another attempt at creating publicity a Neo-Nazi by the name of John Bowles has registered himself as a lobbyist. The Republicans are dog whistling to extremists with rhetoric that comes off as sign of rising tension in the militia movement. The Ku Klux Klan and many activists are cheering on the rise of recruitment. The former police officer, former military officer, that disgruntled White father who can't stand his child dating outside their race, or the American who feels like the president isn't naturally born, see White Nationalism as a solution.
West Virginia Democrats are taking their ball and run. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, Senator Joe Manchin and Congressman Nick Rahall are skipping the convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. They are facing tougher reelection chances this time around and they rather avoid progress in the name of their ignorant constituents. The Democratic Party may avoid aiding them in their reelection if they continue to attack the president. Those West Virginia Democrats are poor white working class morons. They have the lowest IQ among American voters. They are the people who voted for a federal inmate over President Barack Obama. Even though the president carried over 60% of the primary vote, that inmate pulled 40% and it gives him a delegate. Yeah, there's the reason for the conservative bile about the Democrats being tied to the KKK. The Republicans rather see a Black man in prison, a woman vagina pumping White children, a Muslim put in a detention center and an undocumented worker sent back on "Browner Air". Some Democrats express these views. But they've forgotten there's two version of the Democratic Party. The Democrats have two factions, conservative and liberal. Those liberals are the hippies and the conservatives are the preppies. The conservative wing of the Democratic Party is constantly wooed by the Republicans to abandon ship. They follow about 60% of the Republican stance on issues. That 40% of conservative Democratic support comes out of political expediency. Republicans scoffed. They are eager to get rid of these guys and they're recruiting stronger Republican candidates to unseat them.
George Zimmerman and his wife Shellie are under fire for lying to the Seminole County judge presiding over the bail hearing. In recorded conversations between Zimmerman and his wife, they were using coded language to transfer nearly $150,000 of defense funding to their private accounts. Shellie was instructed to get his secondary passport and bulletproof vests if George was to be acquitted of the murder of teenager Trayvon Martin. The prosecutors of the case are demanding that Zimmerman be held in jail until trial.
A radio host in Arizona called President Barack Obama a monkey. Barbara Espinosa was on her radio show "Hair on Fire", she told a caller that instead of calling him "rabbit ears", call him the "First Monkey". It would be notable that she has to scrub her Facebook transcripts after NewsOne obtained portions of the radio show and her dialogue.
Adidas is under fire for a shoe design that has Civil Rights leaders upset. A shoe that has chains attached to it caused an uproar. Chains and shackles, Right? Many are outraged at the depiction of shoes to being a stereotype to Black criminals and slavery. The shoe design was supposed released in the late summer, but the decision was canceled after a public outcry. The intent was to make a play upon people stealing customized shoes for a profit. Adidas didn't intend on making it a play upon racial insensitivity.
Not even a full week and we're already having issues across America and it's getting worse. The long hot summer, eh?