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Archive for February 14, 2016

Bernie voters getting shafted by their beloved Democratic Party – VIDEO

February 14, 2016

Clinton already holds over half the party’s superdelegates, the top-level lawmakers and party officials who qualify automatically as a convention delegate because of their “luminary” status.
Of the 712 Democratic superdelgates, at least 394 have already pledged support for Clinton and more are expected to back the former Secretary of State.

Beyoncé denies political bent to her Superbowl performance – VIDEO

February 14, 2016

Pop star denies political bent to performance
Black Lives Matters organizer Deray McKesson is one of 10 people that Beyonce follows on Twitter

Russell Simmons launching Black film awards ahead of the Caucasian Oscars

February 14, 2016

Simmons’ All Def Movie Awards will reportedly feature a black carpet and a live music act, and will stream via video content on social media.

Additionally, Beasts of No Nation, Chi-raq, Concussion, Creed, Dope and Straight Outta Compton will compete for the ceremony’s best picture.

Tony Rock, the brother of comedian and this year’s Oscars host Chris Rock, will headline the show.


February 14, 2016

It is still unclear whether the late Maurice White will be included in this year’s Grammy Awards live tributes, as producers scramble under time constraints and pressures to diversify the show.

The musician, songwriter, producer and founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, died last week on at the age of 74 after suffering from Parkinson’s Disease for decades.

Page Six reported: ‘Industry insiders are griping that White and Natalie Cole have been banished to a video tribute package with others who died in the past year.’

Obama goes casual to deliver remarks about death of Supreme Court Judge

February 14, 2016

But to my mind, the real statement was Obama’s casual omission of a tie — with the attendant implications of disregard for his own office, for the Supreme Court, for the American people he was addressing, and for the late Justice Scalia, who was extraordinary above all for his dedication to liberty. Which does not figure large on Obama’s agenda.

Will Republicans dare exercise their constitutional power to block Obama’s Liberal Judge pick?

February 14, 2016

The president could, of course, make a recess appointment to the Supreme Court – an appointment that would end with the new Congress and new president – but there is no right of any president to insist that his nominees be confirmed or even considered. Any president who has acted as arrogantly and contemptuously toward the powers of Congress as Obama deserves no special consideration from the Senate at all.

The origin of Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2016

In the third century, the Roman Empire was being invaded by Goths. At the same time, the plague of Cyprian, probably smallpox, broke out killing at its height 5,000 people a day. So many died that the Roman army was depleted of soldiers.

Death of Justice Antonin Scalia may mark the death of American Constitutionalism

February 14, 2016

The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia doesn’t merely mark a tragedy for Constitutional philosophy – it may mark the death of American Constitutionalism as a whole.