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Pot Politics: House Introduces Congressional Marijuana Bill H.R. 420

Marijuana March 2018 in Sao Paulo

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Given the rise of states approving medical and recreational marijuana, government regulation of the plant seems to be a natural next step. A bill that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives could drastically change rules surrounding marijuana‘s controlled substances standing and have it be regulated similarly to alcohol.

Forbes reports:

The new bill filed in the House on Wednesday by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) is titled the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act. If passed, it would remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act.

“While the bill number may be a bit tongue in cheek, the issue is very serious. Our federal marijuana laws are outdated, out of touch and have negatively impacted countless lives,” Blumenauer said in a press release. “Congress cannot continue to be out of touch with a movement that a growing majority of Americans support. It’s time to end this senseless prohibition.”

The outlet points out the clever use of 420 in the congressional bill, which is a significant number in cannabis culture as most enthusiasts are well aware of.

The number has also been used in a legalization bill put forth in 2017 in New Hampshire and once before in California back in 2003.

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Government Shutdown Got Snoop Dogg Saying F*ck Donald Trump & His Supporters

Source: Los Angeles premiere of ‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story’ – Arrivals Featuring: Snoop Lion, Snoop Dogg Where: Los Angeles, California, United States When: 21 Jun 2017 Credit: Eugene Powers/WENN.com

While the manchurian president known as Donald Trump continues to hold American federal workers paychecks hostage for his racially motivated demands for a “boarder” wall, Snoop Dogg once again took to social media to give the son of an alleged klansman a piece of his mind.

In an Instagram post the Doggfather went off on Donald Trump’s actions and let federal workers know that if they vote for Donald Trump should he run again in 2020 that they’re “some stupid muthaf*ckas.” No lies detected there given how dumb someone who’s been held hostage would have to be to once again trust their kidnapper to run their lives again. Just sayin.’

“Y’all honest blue collar hard working people and suffering. So if he don’t care about y’all, he really don’t give a f*ck about us. So f*ck him too! And f*ck everybody down with Donald Trump. Yeah, said it. N*gga, Snoop Dogg. F*ck him.”

Naturally his comments are now filled with Trump supporters blasting Snoop Dogg’s feelings on the subjects but what else can you expect from cult 45 followers who’ve OD’d on the Kool-Aid?

Check out the video below.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

Rep. Rashida Tlaib On Comrade Cheeto: “We’re Gonna Impeach The Motherf*cker” #RashidaTlaib

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Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib is off to a rocking start in Congress after becoming newly sworn-in while making herself a known opponent of President Donald Trump out the gate. At an event to celebrate her new role in the House of Representatives, Tlaib told a crowd of supporters in reference to the former business mogul that “we’re going to impeach the motherf*cker.”

With the House enjoying a Democratic Party majority with Rep. Nancy Pelosi becoming Speaker of The House, the chamber is as diverse and perhaps divided as ever. Tlaib, who was at an event Thursday hosted by MoveOn, said to the crowd of gatherers that her side intends to move on with impeachment plans for President Trump despite Speaker Pelosi urging that the Democrats would rather wait until Robert Mueller’s investigation is concluded.

“And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Mama look, you won. Bullies don’t win,’ and I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,’ because we’re gonna go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf*cker,” Tlaib said Thursday by way of a video posted on Twitter by Nestor Ruiz, who works with United We Dream which has since been deleted.

Still, the words were loud and clear and the reaction on Twitter has been robust from both sides with those in support united in supporting the congresswoman. We’ve collected some of those responses below.

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President Trump Name Drops Kanye West at First Cabinet Meeting of 2019

If you thought Kanye West was lost in Trump love before, don’t check his Twitter when he finds out the commander-in-chief gave him a shout out during the first Cabinet meeting of the year. Over the extended holiday weekend, Kanye went against his statement of not talking politics, said “Trump all day,” then revealed he can’t wait to put on his MAGA hat when he performs. Somebody must have alerted Donald Trump because he showed love back.

CNBC report Q Mui detailed that Trump gave a compliment to Kanye and called him “smart, a good guy.” Deep sigh, here they go.

Kanye reveals the Trump hat lets him know “people can’t tell me what to do because I’m black.”

2019 already looks to be off to an insane start already.

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Our President Still Cooler Than Yours: Barack Obama Top Songs of 2018

While living in the era of Trump seems like an ontological nightmare that we just can’t seem to wake up from, we continue to get glimpses of the good old Obama days. You know those days… when the our Commander In Chief looked like us, watch the same movies we did, inspired us to hope and even listened to some of the same music/songs that we in everyday Hip-Hop America listened to. There were so many ways that 44 sought to connect with Gen X and Millennials, many have felt a sense of withdrawal with out his consistent engagement.

However, this holiday season he and his family have been keeping us smiling with their random acts of charities, Michelle’s new book and look what we have here… a new listicle of his favorite tunes.

Michelle Obama Extends Her Becoming Book Tour

And keeping in the tradition Obama set while in office, he is sharing on social media his year end list of favorites of 2018: Songs, Movies & Books.

At the head of the lists that he posted are some shockers (proving that 44 has his finger on the eclectic pulse of a generation). His favorite songs of the year included some of Hip-Hop’s hottest tracks like The Carters’ “Ape Sh*t,” Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s “I Like It,” J. Cole’s “Kevin’s Heart,” and The “Wow” Freestyle by Jay Rock (featuring Kendrick Lamar).  His list of favorite movies included some industry blockbusters and critically exclaimed projects like Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman and the new film based on the  James Baldwin book, If Beale Street Could Talk.  Topping his book list was Michelle Obama’s Becoming and some amazing African authors such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Chinua Achebe and Nelson Mandela.

Check out the list and let me know if you agree with his taste in artistic expression.

 

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Trump Threatens To Shut Down Govn’t If He Doesn’t Get His Wall

At midnight the U.S. government could shut down, causing thousands of federal employees to start their holiday weekend without their bi-weekly checks. And who would be the Grinch that is stealing the 2018 Christmas joy? You guessed it: Donald Trump (POTUS).

As soon as 12:00am, the shutdown could be in full effect. Senate Dems and the POTUS are at each other’s neck, in dispute of one of Trump’s most controversial campaign promises to build a wall along the Mexican border. The Senate has been skewing up for a vote to advance a bill to dump an additional $5 billion in for the wall. You may have heard about this wall… Candidate Trump told the voters that he was going to guarantee that Mexico was going to pay for it. Now he wants Americans to pay for it with their hard earned tax dollars and Senate Dems (lead by New York Senior Senator Chuck Schumer) are working hard to stand their ground.

Their position is that there are alternative ways to police the border without building the costly wall.

While the two sides seem to be working fiercely to come to an agreement, the question remains to be seen if they are hearing each other. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Schumer met with Trump in the Oval Office, where their disdain seemed to ooze out live on TV.

Over the last 24 hours, it seem Trump has been in full rowdy mode, maintaining that he is not accepting anything less than the $5B that he claims he needs. The bill will probably fail as the GOP doesn’t have the votes to pass it.

If this shutdown happens, it won’t be the entire government. Appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and other parts of the government will be hit hard. Seems like again, this president doesn’t really care about the average working folk… even those that work directly for him.

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Pusha T: Kanye West Is NOT Wearing His MAGA Hat Anymore

Does King Push have a revelation for Hip Hop fans and political pundits alike?

Well, according to the visible half of the twin Clipse duo, G.O.O.D. Music head honcho Kanye West has taken off his ode to Donald Trump; the infamous red “Make America Great Again” hat.

“He doesn’t [wear it] anymore,”

Pusha T told The Daily Show. “He stopped. He stopped, though.” Pusha T also said that the two almost never politics when they’re in the studio together.

“Can you imagine having those conversations while he’s trying to make my album?” he said. “He basically has my life in his palm and I have to tell him that I hate something. We always have real conversations, though. Always.”

“I think that’s why me and him connect so well and I think that’s why ‘Daytona’ came out so well. It’s a give and take. If I don’t like something, I say it and he tries to correct it, and so on and so forth.”

The beef continues between Pusha’s nemesis Drake and Yeezy. Just last week, Kanye went on a Twitter rant being transparently critical of his former Canadian homie.

The plot thickens on this one as the Six God has yet to respond.

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Report: Russia Targeted Black Voters In 2016 Election Meddling, Favored Donald Trump

Americans Protest In Support Of Mueller's Trump-Russia Election Probe

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A pair of reports enacted by the  U.S. Senate revealed that Russia’s meddling of the 2016 election was far more extensive than expected. The reports uncovered that Russians behind the disruption efforts targeted Black voters and preferred President Donald Trump to win over his Democratic Party opponent, Hillary Clinton.

NBC News reports:

Researchers combed through millions of posts from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube created by the Internet Research Agency, the St. Petersburg-based firm run by a close ally of Vladimir Putin whose key executives have been indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller on charges of defrauding the United States.

Two separate reports on the operation were prepared for senators, both of which were obtained by NBC News. Both sets of researchers found, as Mueller did, that the Internet Research Agency set out in the 2016 presidential election to help Donald Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton, in part by inflaming right-wing conspiracy theories and seeking to engender distrust among — and suppress the vote of — left-leaning groups, including African-Americans.

The Russians set up 30 Facebook pages targeting the black community, the researchers found, and 10 YouTube channels that posted 571 videos related to police violence against African-Americans. YouTube, which is part of Alphabet, the holding company for Google, was not correct when it said in a statement last year that Russian content did not target a segment of U.S. society, the researchers concluded.

One of the reports provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee was developed by New Knowledge, a cybersecurity company based in Texas, and conducted alongside researchers from Columbia University and Canfield Research LLC.

As first reported by The Washington Post, Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project and Graphika, a network analysis firm, conducted the second of the pair of reports.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

White Supremacist Who Killed Heather Hayer In Charlottesville Sentenced To Life + 419 Years

Justice has been served, this time. The white supremacist who killed Heather Hayer at the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville in 2017 has been sentenced to life in prison. 

Reports Buzzfeed News:

James Alex Fields Jr. was found guilty of first-degree murder on Friday for ramming his car into a crowd of people at the rally in 2017, killing Heyer and injuring scores of other counterprotesters at the white nationalist rally. He was also found guilty of five counts of aggravated malicious wounding, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of failing to stop at the scene of an accident involving a death.

The judge accepted the jury’s recommendation of a life sentence for the first degree murder of Heyer and an additional 419 years and a $480,000 fine. Victims wept in court as the sentence was read. A formal sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 29.

We have to ask, would justice have been so swift if the victim had been Black?

Nevertheless, Fields is going on trial for hate crimes next year. In said case is facing the death penalty. Rest in power Heather Hayer.

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Source: HipHopWired.com

Former “Cyber Advisor” Rudy Giuliani Doesn’t Know How Twitter Works, Blames Company For Own Typos

Rudy Giuliani Blames Twitter For His Own Mistake

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The vampire, Rudy Giuliani got trolled epically, and he could have avoided it. Giuliani sent out Tweet bashing the Mueller investigation into his client President Trump’s campaign and possible Russian collusion which contained an accidental hyperlink. Even though it was clearly his fault, he is blaming Twitter for his mistake. 

The jokes continue to write themselves.

Jason Velazquez, a comic and web designer, saw an opportunity to clown the former mayor and the bought the domain that was generated when Giuliani typed “G-20.In.” in his Tweet that generated a hyperlink. In his eagerness to call out the Special Counsel, “America’s Mayor” left out spaces in between sentences and in doing so, Twitter created the hyperlink.

When you click on the link, it takes you to the now purchased domain and states: “Donald J. Trump is a traitor to our country.” In an interview with the New York Times,  the improv comedy explained the process only took him 15 minutes, and he carried it out before he hit the stage. Now, this could have all gone away if Giuliani just deleted the Tweet but instead he went on to attack the social media platform.

In a follow-up Tweet, Giuliani claimed the social media platform’s employees are “cardcarrying anti-Trumpers,” echoing similar sentiments of tin-foil hat wearing Republicans.

What makes this even funnier is the fact Trump first brought on Giuliani to be his “cyber advisor” so his lack of knowledge of how Twitter works is comical. A spokesperson for the company responded to the ridiculous claims pointing out it Twitter cannot edit users’ Tweets and stating:

“The accusation that we’re artificially injecting something into a tweet is completely false.”

This isn’t the first time this happened to Giuliani in another Tweet he forgot to put a space between “collusion” and “So,” and someone bought “collusion.so.” When you clicked on that hyperlink, it redirected you to Lawfare and the topic “The Russian Connection” fittingly.

The company has denied any involvement, but you have to admit that was very clever and hilarious at the same time. Keep Tweeting Rudy, keep Tweeting.

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Source: HipHopWired.com