~~July 13, 2020~~
I know little about Bon Jovi, the American rocker, the American rock band … maybe ‘Living on a Prayer’. Recently I learned that he had released a new song which spoke to the racial and civil unrest occurring in this nation after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police … another killing of an unarmed black man.
Here’s the lyric video.
Let’s revel in its message!
Bon Jovi featuring frontman Jon Bon Jovi have released a lyric video for their new single “American Reckoning” which reflects on black American George Floyd‘s death and the protests all around the world that occurred afterwards.
“George Perry Floyd, Jr. (October 14, 1973 – May 25, 2020) was a black American man killed during an arrest after allegedly passing a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis. Moments after arrest while handcuffed, he was removed from a police vehicle, forced to the pavement and restrained by two police officers; a third white senior officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Floyd‘s neck for nearly eight minutes.
This was alleged to be a criminal assault that predicated and resulted in both felony murder and manslaughter charges against Officer Chauvin. Felonious aiding and abetting charges against the other two officers and a fourth officer who stood watch nearby were also filed. After his death, protests against police violence toward black people quickly spread across the United States and internationally.
Floyd grew up in Houston, Texas. He played football and basketball throughout high school and college. He held several jobs, and he was also a hip hop artist and a mentor in his religious community.
Between 1997 and 2005, he was convicted of eight crimes; in 2009, he accepted a plea bargain for a 2007 aggravated robbery, serving four years in prison.
In 2014, he moved to the Minneapolis area, finding work as a truck driver and a bouncer. In 2020, he lost his security job during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
~~Published July 9, 2020~~
Lyric video by Bon Jovi performing “American Reckoning”.
© 2020 Captain Kidd Corp., Under exclusive license to Island Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatITIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress
#WalterMercado … “It’s as if Siegfried & Roy and Liberace crashed into each other, and from the wreckage emerged Walter Mercado!” … #BoricuaPride … de mi patria, de mi tierra!!
Meet Walter Mercado! The Fascinating Story Of Puerto Rico’s Iconic Performer / Astrologist!
Do you know Walter Mercado? If you are Puerto Rican, you most certainly do – and if you were a fan of Astrology and “1-900” numbers and the “Psychic Friends Network” in the 80’s and 90’s, then you probably do as well!
“Cult Movie Monday” has the incredible, true story of one of the world’s most popular and unique entertainers!
It’s as if Sigfried & Roy and Liberace crashed into each other, and from the wreckage emerged Walter Mercado!
His incredible life story is told in an all-new Netflix documentary and Alex and I loved it!
“Mucho Mucho Amor!”
Here’s how Netflix describes this mesmerizing documentary:
“Dazzling and tender-hearted, legendary astrologer Walter Mercado vanished at the peak of his fame. This documentary poignantly explains what happened.”
And what happens is a bizarre and troubling story to be…
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Another #BoricuaPride … WALTER MERCADO!! … “The world’s most recognized astrologer Walter Mercado could see the stars were watching. Mucho Mucho Amor filmmakers discuss the dailies.”
A report by Tony Sokol for Den of Geek.
The world’s most recognized astrologer Walter Mercado could see the stars were watching. Mucho Mucho Amor filmmakers discuss the dailies.
Walter Mercado gave almost half the world their daily horoscopes, drawing 120 million Latinx viewers to their televisions every evening. Each of the astrologer’s fans got a personal reading which resonated with them, even though they shared their sign’s message with millions of others. Walter didn’t even have to consult his ephemeris. Mucho Mucho Amor, which can be streamed on Netflix, is named after Walter’s signature closing. Co-directed by Cristina Costantini (Science Fair) and Kareem Tabsch (The Last Resort), and produced by Alex Fumero (I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson), it is a loving look at the beloved and revolutionary performer.
Walter was one of the first mainstream androgynous Latin American…
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#BoricuaPride … this is historical!! … “Like many magazines these days, Playboy has decided to go digital and last week they released their first ever completely digital magazine – with El Conejo Malo blessing the cover.”
A report by Justin Lessner for Mitú.
Aside from looking absolutely incredible across two different covers for the magazine, Bad Bunny has also made history in several different ways from being on the cover of the classic magazine – and for those of us who were missing near daily Bad Bunny updates, the magazine is throwing us a lifeline.
Bad Bunny is the latest cover star of Playboy magazine, and the moment is history-making for several reasons.
Like many magazines these days, Playboy has decided to go digital and last week they released their first ever completely digital magazine – with El Conejo Malo blessing the cover.
Shot by celebrity photographer Stillz in Miami, Florida, the images accompanying the feature article “Bad Bunny is Not Playing God,” showcase the artist’s exuberant style. He is pictured modeling everything from a gold Versace toga, accessorized with a crown of laurels and chains, to…
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~~July 13, 2020~~
PRETTY IN PINK
It’s Monday … Momoa Monday Moment.
This is a quick blast from the past. Jason and Lisa appear on the Red Carpet and the Oscars 2019 as an awesome ‘pretty in pink’ power couple/
Let the pictures and video speak for themselves!!
~~Published February 25, 2019~~
About last night … Karl Lagerfeld, The Oscars and my family
Directed/Edited/Shot by Etienne Aurelius
Music by Colter Wall.
#MyMomoaMondayMoment #JasonMomoa #LisaBonet #PrettyInPink #RealMenWearPink #Oscars2019 #FendiFashion #KarlLagerfeld #RedCarpet #Amazing #PowerCouple
#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress
Loving it … waiting on the new name!! … “I’m looking forward to being disappointed with the Washington football team’s new name. My personal fave, other than the “Crackers,” is “Redtails.” What do you think?”
You’re getting this bonus cartoon today just because I thought of this and wanted to have fun with it.
With the news today the Washington Redskins will finally change their racist name after 87 years and after owner Daniel Snyder vowing to “never” change the name, there’s been a lot of outrage from white people. It’s always white people who tell us something racist doesn’t offend minorities.
After protesters took to the streets demanding change after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis by corrupt murdering cops, there’s been a lot of awakening in this nation. NASCAR banned the hate flag. Music groups are changing their names. And now, the Washington Redskins are removing their racist moniker.
Conservatives all received a talking point of calling this “cancel culture.” It pisses them off like political correctness. But here’s the thing, kids. Political correctness comes down to not being an asshole. Cancel…
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M’lord … I heard him!! … “Trump told Sean Hannity, “I actually took one when I – very recently, when I – when I was (this is where he seems to stop himself before revealing why he was rushed on a sudden unscheduled trip to the Walter Reed hospital last November) – the radical left were saying, is he all there? Is he all there? And I proved I was all there, because I got – I aced it. I aced the test.” … seen the test?
When Donald Trump revealed he took a cognitive test, his manner of describing it made you think he needs to take a cognitive test.
Donald Trump told Sean Hannity, “I actually took one when I — very recently, when I — when I was (this is where he seems to stop himself before revealing why he was rushed on a sudden unscheduled trip to the Walter Reed hospital last November) — the radical left were saying, is he all there? Is he all there? And I proved I was all there, because I got — I aced it. I aced the test.”
Then he said Joe Biden should take the same test while also boasting about how good he was at “acing” the test. He said, “He should take the same exact test, a very standard test. I took it at Walter Reed Medical Center in front of doctors, And…
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I’m very much aware of the Jones Act!! It’s been strangling Puerto Rico since its inception!! … “For nearly 100 years, a federal law known as the Jones Act has restricted water transportation of cargo between U.S. ports to ships that are U.S.-owned, U.S.-crewed, U.S.-registered, and U.S.-built. Justified on national security grounds as a means to bolster the U.S. maritime industry, the unsurprising result of this law has been to impose significant costs on the U.S. economy while providing few of the promised benefits.”
That time again…the Old Professor’s Classroom…..to learn something does not hurt in anyway.
Before we start…..I think it might be helpful to the understanding of the question to give a little background into the Act.
The Merchant Marine act of 1920 was designed to create a safe network of merchant mariners within the U.S. after World War I, in reaction to the U.S. fleet being destroyed by the German navy. The Jones Act requires all goods shipped between U.S. ports to be transported by U.S. vessels (and operated primarily by Americans).
It calls for providing the nation with a merchant marine that can transport goods between U.S. ports, increase national security during war times, and support a U.S. maritime industry. This nearly century-old law has been amended several times, most recently in 2006.
While much of the current attention on the Jones Act is focused on foreign shipping regulations, the…
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