No 902 “En mi opinión” Marzo 14, 2015
“IN GOD WE TRUST” Lázaro R González Miño EDITOR
Enero 20, 2017 FIN DEL DISPARATE
AMENPER: Luce muy mona
Hay que tener cuidado para decirle a una mujer ¿Qué mona luces? Todo depende de quién es la mujer.
Hace poco en una conversación estábamos tratando de llegar a la conclusión de que cual era la minoría más privilegiada y preservada en sus puestos de trabajo. Unos pensaban que los negros, otros que los gays, otros que los latinos, pero la mayoría estuvo de acuerdo que el más privilegiado sería un gay negro latino.
Pero nos equivocamos, ha sucedido que un gay latino fue cesanteado de Univisión por tener comentarios racistas, con respecto nada menos que a Michelle Obama. Y esto nos lleva a la conclusión que el problema más que racista es político.
Rodner Figueroa, el corresponsal de estilo abiertamente gay en El Gordo y la Flaca de Univisión, ha sido despedido por comentarios de la primera dama Michelle Obama en comparación con un personaje de “Planeta de los simios” durante un segmento en el aire.
Figueroa hizo los comentarios racistas durante un segmento con Paolo Ballesteros, un artista Filipino actor y maquillaje con una extraordinaria habilidad para transformarse en diferentes celebridades femeninas usando nada más que sus habilidades de maquillaje formidable.
Mientras observa Ballesteros tratando de cambiar el contorno de su cara para hacer que Figueroa se pareciese a Michelle, lo cual lo logró según ven en la foto de arriba, Figueroa aprovechó la oportunidad para comentar sobre la primera dama: “Todos saben que Michelle Obama parece que ella es de la película el planeta de los monos.”
Raúl De Molina, uno de los anfitriones de Figueroa, trató de disipar la situación afirmando repetidamente que muchas personas, incluyendo él mismo encontraban la señora Obama muy atractiva, pero el daño ya estaba hecho.
El segmento vivo fue transmitido a las audiencias de la costa, pero los comentarios racistas fueron editados de tiempo para la difusión de la costa oeste. Al final del día Univisión había terminado con Figueroa, lo limpiaron de su página oficial, y emitieron un comunicado oficial sobre su decisión diciendo que su comentario “era totalmente reprobable y de ninguna manera refleja los valores u opiniones de Univisión”.
Horas que más tarde Figueroa lanzó una declaración propia para disculparse por sus comentarios y afirmando que fue despedido después de representantes de la casa blanca expresaron su preocupación a Univisión.
“Estoy avergonzado, pido perdón, porque no hay ninguna excusa para un profesional como yo hacer comentarios como éste que pueden ser malinterpretadas como ofensivas y racistas durante una época tan volátil en nuestro país”, escribió. “Asumo la responsabilidad por este error de juicio de mi parte, pero no puedo aceptar ser llamado a racista y despedido así, humillada, perdon, quise decir humillado públicamente por Univisión, después de 17 años”.
Él continuó: “Vengo de una familia latina bi-racial, con miembros de la familia como mi padre, que son Afro-latinos. Yo soy el primer anfitrión abiertamente gay en la televisión hispana y he sido activista por causas ayudar a las minorías, que como yo han discriminado. He votado abiertamente dos veces por su esposo, Barack Obama, porque considero que es un gran hombre que respeta a las minorías como yo en este país.”
Bueno Rodnito te jodistes, no importa si eres gay, latino y aunque hayas salido del closet como negro diciendo que tu abuelita era negra, que hayas botado por Barack, te jodistes de todas maneras, nadie puede tocar a la emperatriz sin sufrir las consecuencias.
Time magazine responds to fuss over Hillary Clinton ‘devil horns’ cover
Time magazine is catching hell for its latest cover supposedly giving Hillary Clinton devil horns.
Some hawk-eyed politicos noticed the “M” in TIME carves out little blue triangles above the former secretary of state’s head.
The eye-catching cover comes in the wake of a scandal over Clinton’s use of a personal email address on a private server as a government official.
Time sought to extinguish the flames of the online firestorm on Thursday by pointing out that this has happened to plenty of subjects in the past — given the placement of the “M” — and was in no way intentional.
The magazine’s website published a gallery of 34 other covers that similarly appear to feature devilish horns.
This list includes former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, several popes, actor John Travolta, former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader.
Even Hillary Clinton was given horns at least one other time, on Nov. 16, 2009.
“Any resemblance to cats, bats or devil horns is entirely coincidental,” the website said.
The uproar drew more attention to the magazine’s featured article, “The Clinton Way,” by David Von Drehle.
Jorge Alberto Villalón Y.
Clinton’s Personal Email Account a “Serious Breach” of Security. And Illegal.
Hillary Clinton’s bad string of news stories gets worse with revelations — in the New York Times(link is external), of all places — that she illegally used a personal email account during her entire term as Secretary of State:
Mrs. Clinton did not have a government email address during her four-year tenure at the State Department. Her aides took no actions to have her personal emails preserved on department servers at the time, as required by the Federal Records Act.
It was only two months ago, in response to a new State Department effort to comply with federal record-keeping practices, that Mrs. Clinton’s advisers reviewed tens of thousands of pages of her personal emails and decided which ones to turn over to the State Department. All told, 55,000 pages of emails were given to the department. Mrs. Clinton stepped down from the secretary’s post in early 2013.
Her expansive use of the private account was alarming to current and former National Archives and Records Administration officials and government watchdogs, who called it a serious breach.
“It is very difficult to conceive of a scenario — short of nuclear winter — where an agency would be justified in allowing its cabinet-level head officer to solely use a private email communications channel for the conduct of government business,” said Jason R. Baron, a lawyer at Drinker Biddle & Reath who is a former director of litigation at the National Archives and Records Administration.
Team Clinton, of course, defends her violation of the law and endangering national security, saying she observed the “spirit” of the law, even as she was breaking it.
It’s also come to light that Mrs. Clinton created this email account the day her Senate confirmation hearings began(link is external). How was this discovered? By hackers:
In March 2013, an adviser to Clinton, Sidney Blumenthal, had his email hacked by “Guccifer” — the Romanian hacker perhaps best known for revealing George W. Bush’s paintings to the world. At the time, Gawker reported(link is external) that Blumenthal was communicating with an account that appeared to belong to Clinton at the “clintonemail.com” domain. The content of some of those emails was published by RT.com(link is external).
Examining the registry information(link is external) for “clintonemail.com” reveals that the domain was first created on January 13, 2009 — one week before President Obama was sworn into office, and the same day(link is external) that Clinton’s confirmation hearings began before the Senate.
SHERIFF RESPONDS TO ORDER TO REMOVE AMERICAN FLAG FROM COURTHOUSE: “YOU MESS WITH MY FLAG, THE FIGHT IS ON BABY!”
When asked why the flag would be offensive, Sheriff Watson responded, “I guess they think that terrorists might walk through the courthouse… we’ve given them everything else…. We’ve given our country away,… but you mess with my flag, the fight is on baby!”
Portsmouth, Virginia Sheriff Bill Watson says he is furious after he was told by a group of judges to remove an American flag from the lobby of a courthouse that was donated by the Portsmouth Fire Department.
Sheriff Watson said his agency got the American flag display as a gift from members of the Portsmouth Fire Department a few weeks ago.
It’s made of old fire hoses which a sign beneath it that reads, “A Tribute to Public Safety.”
Watson said he requested to have it mounted on the wall in the lobby of the courthouse but was shocked by what he was told.
Watson said he was told, “Not only do we not want it on the wall, we don’t want it in the courthouse.”
“I just can’t believe that they don’t want to display the American flag in a courthouse, I mean that’s the most asinine thing I’ve ever heard in my life,” Watson rightly said.
One of the judges, who wanted to remain unidentified, spoke with NewsChannel 3 and said that the courthouse was not the appropriate place to display the flag.
The judge claimed that if you allowed one type of display, then you have to allow all types and it would set a “wrong precedent.”
“They expect my deputies to put their life on the line for a judge,” Sheriff Watson said. “If somebody was going to come into a courtroom with a gun, the deputy is supposed to stand in front of the judge and take a bullet, but yet they won’t let us have our flag, saluting public safety? To me, that’s a slap in the face.”
Read more at http://patriotoutdoornews.com/13300/sheriff-responds-to-order-to-remove-american-flag-from-courthouse-you-mess-with-my-flag-the-fight-is-on-baby
Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance To The Flag Of ISIS
The group has killed 11,000 people since 2011, including 6,000 just in 2014 alone.
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) accepted the pledge of allegiance offered by African terrorist group Boko Haram. The Nigerian terrorist organization offered to align itself with ISIS last Saturday.
ISIS media arm Al-Furqan made the announcement Thursday. “We announce to you to the good news of the expansion of the caliphate to West Africa because the caliph … has accepted the allegiance of our brothers of the Sunni group for preaching and the jihad,” said ISIS spokesman Mohammed al-Adnani.
Al-Adnani also issued a warning to non-Muslims residing in territories controlled by ISIS. “If you insist on being arrogant and stubborn,” he warned, “soon you will bite your fingers off in regret.”
Last week, Boko Haram leader Abubakar Sheka posted an audio message online swearing allegiance to ISIS, Fox News reported.
“We announce our allegiance to the Caliph of the Muslims … and will hear and obey in times of difficulty and prosperity, in hardship and ease, and to endure being discriminated against, and not to dispute about rule with those in power, except in case of evident infidelity regarding that which there is a proof from Allah.”
The group has killed 11,000 people since 2011, including 6,000 just in 2014 alone.
Boko Haram’s newly formed alliance with ISIS comes just as the Pentagon announced Friday that Iraqi and Kurdish forces have regained over one quarter of territory once held by ISIS in Iraq, ABC News noted.
“We assess ISIL’s front lines have been pushed back in northern and central Iraq,” Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said in a briefing with the media Friday. “ISIL no longer has complete freedom of movement in roughly 25 percent of populated areas of Iraqi territory where they once operated freely.”
Read more at http://www.westernjournalism.com/boko-haram-pledges-allegiance-flag-isis/#SfpJEAZwMdAIeEIz.99
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Urges GOP to Move Fast to Eliminate Obamacare
AP Photo/Matt Rourke
New Play on Justice Scalia Examines Tough Issues
‘The Originalist,’ a new play opening Friday in Washington examines one of the most conservative and polarizing justices on the Supreme Court – Antonin Scalia. (March 5)
In a recent interview, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said conservatives and Republicans could move quickly to eliminate parts of Obamacare after the Court issues a decision in a case being heard this month, causing some to hope that the decision might end up dealing a blow to the president’s take over of the nation’s health care system.
Scalia noted that lawmakers could move very quickly to amend and eliminate parts of Obama’s health care insurance law if the Court strikes down the subsidies issued by the federal insurance exchange.
At issue is the straight language in Obamacare that maintains that government subsidies to help citizens afford the more expensive coverage forced on them by the president’s law are only available to states that set up state-based Obamacare exchanges.
Lawmakers wrote Obamacare expecting that every state would set up the exchanges, but a later Supreme Court decision determined that the federal government could not force the states to create an exchange if they didn’t want to. 37 states ended up opting out of the state-based Obamacare exchanges.
The law is clearly written to provide only those states with state-based exchanges with subsides. But when 37 states opted out of the exchanges, Obama decided on his own that all citizens would be eligible for subsidies through the federal exchange. It is this unilateral decision that the current case, King v. Burwell, seeks to overturn.
Republicans in both the House and the Senate have already offered basic ideas on how to replace subsidies if they are lost by a Supreme Court decision that invalidates Obama’s subsidies.
House members have proposed tax credits to help citizens in non-exchange states to pay for their health care insurance policies forced upon them by Obamacare. The exact amount of that tax credit has not been decided.
The House is also proposing to allow states to fully opt out of the Obamacare mandates.
For its part, the Senate has proposed a temporary program of financial assistance for lower income insurance buyers so that they can keep their insurance while Congress works out a solution to the issue.
Democrats, though, claim that neither house will be able to muster the votes to put dents in Obamacare no matter what the Court decides.
Regardless, both houses of Congress are in a waiting game until the Supreme Court releases its ruling in June.
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