Friday, November 7, 2014

A Rundown of All That's Happened This Week.......

I don't know about you, but this year can't come to an end quick enough. As you've probably noticed, life has taken over for most of us here on the team and we have little time to crack the nuts and bolts of our political climate. However, this week was pretty "epic" so i'm going to give a quick rundown and give my two cents.

1. The Republican's Are Now In Charge
Ehhhh! This is nothing really new and their senate wins on Tuesday were of no surprise to anyone. I'm actually glad it happened. Maybe this will force the Democrats to grow a damn back bone and learn how to play the game. This is not a time to play "Let's Point the Finger at President Obama." I was a bit checked out on this years midterms. I had to focus on the nonsense we were dealing with here in New York. However, on Tuesday I looked over some of the big Democratic loses and I couldn't help but to shake my head. Martha Coakley in Massachusetts and Charlie Christ in Florida to name a few. Who in the hell thought those were good ideas. Martha Coakley was an EPIC FAILURE in 2010 when she threw away a 25 point lead due to her laziness and self entitlement syndrome, delivering the senate race to an unknown underwear model by the name of Scott Brown. From speaking with a few folks in Massachusetts I understand that Coakley won a highly contested Democratic Primary Race. Still, why was she able to run and be taken seriously is beyond me. Right now, President Obama is on the news delivering his expected "I see room for bi-partisanship" speech. We can expect our do nothing congress to continue to do nothing. 

Majority Leaders McConnell - SMH.

2. Loretta Lynch Expected to be Named Next United States Attorney General

I'll have to rely on my fellow UP partners who are more versed in Senate rules to give guidance on how this vote will turn out. It was just announced that Loretta Lynch the current current United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York will be President Obama's pick to replace Eric Holder, as United States Attorney General. Ms. Lynch would be the first African-American woman to hold the post. I'm sure that Fox News is working feverously to come up with some good race baiting garbage on Ms. Lynch. In the meantime let's go with the feel good according to her wikipedia page. Ms. Lynch is 55-years old and a Haravard Law School Alum (look at those HLS Alums sticking together) and was already an Obama apointee. I'm not sure if she was confirmed by the senate or apart of the recess apointment scandal. Let me just say, I can't wait to watch her confirmation hearings on TV. This will be bigger than #TGIT

3. Beyonce? AGAIN?

On Monday Beyonce's pepole leaked (but now deny they leaked it) a album release notification that included track lists and a release date for an upcoming "Secret Beyonce Album." Stans went crazy, while people like me and my friends simple said "who cares." However, that media blitz wasn't enough. Beyonce was then recorded at Tuesday's Brooklyn Nets game "acting weird." Again, my response "who cares, leave her alone." 

Apparently, people are alarmed by this video and calling for an immeidate mental evaluation. I see nothing strange about Beyonce in this video. You should see me on the 3 train in the morning, when i'm in deep thought plotting on my future. Everyone knows i'm a hater from way back, but even I can say - people please leave Beyonce alone and let her enjoy the damn game in peace.

4. Marijuana is Now Legal in 23 States plus the District of Columbia
Oregon, Alaska and Washington DC all had marijuana up for grabs on Tuesday's ballots. 

From CNN:

Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C. have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization, according to a CNN projections.

The three wins have pro-legalization activists enthused and many are already looking towards 2016, when ballot initiatives in states such as California, Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada and Arizona are likely to be put to voters.

In Oregon, the law legalizes personal possession, manufacture and sale of marijuana for people 21 years of age and older. Mimicking similar plans in Washington State and Colorado, the Oregon law will also create a commercial regulatory system for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana.

Alaska's law is similar to Oregon and would tax and regulate the production, sale and use of marijuana, making the use legal for people over 21 years old.

Washington, D.C.'s proposal, while scaled back compared to the others, allows for a person over 21 years old to posses up to two ounces of marijuana for personal use and grow up to six cannabis plants in their home. It also allows people to transfer up to one ounce of marijuana to another person, but not sell it.

5. Selma Movie Trailer

I'm very excited to see this! Opens Christmas Day in New York and Los Angeles/Everywhere else January 9th.

Lots happening...
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