We’re not entirely sure exactly how effective Norm Kelly’s ban on Meek Mill was, considering he almost definitely was in Toronto after his very public spat with Drake, but thankfully, Meek no longer has to worry about getting caught by the Canadian politician. One the bigger stories coming out the weekend was Drake’s on-stage reunion with Meek after the two went at each other’s necks a few years ago. Meek seems to be on everybody’s good side now and with him fighting to free over a million people from the criminal justice system, he’s well on his way to becoming a true hero. Obviously recognizing the hard work that Meek has been doing, Norm Kelly decided to cut him some slack and allow him to visit the 6ix whenever he pleases.
In 2015, the Canadian politician became a viral sensation after his petty tweets gained him worldwide exposure. After the entire Drake debacle, Kelly defended the country’s national treasure by disallowing Meek to enter the country. Although it was more a joke than a serious ban, the public figure lifted the restrictions after Drizzy and Meek hugged it out during a recent stop on the Aubrey & The Three Migos tour. He topped f the love by sharing a photo the moment on his Twitter page, writing that “Hate is heavy. Let it go.”
With Drake and Meek now ficially made up, is Drizzy about to patch things up with Kanye?
Kim Kardashian surprised everyone when she met up with the President to discuss social-political issues related to prison reform. Her efforts haven’t gone unnoticed within the political community.
Ted Lieu commented on Kardashian’s involvement in a nuanced matter. Although he doesn’t think clemency applications should be attributed based on connections, he does favor her proactivity regarding the matter.
I think it’s great that shes for arguing for clemency. I also urge the president to also look at clemency cases where you don’t have a celebrity arguing for them. That’s why I called for the full review the president’s pardon authority and who he decides to pardon…
There are lot’s clemency applications, and why should one get preference based on which celebrity happens to get access to the oval fice. I think all clemency applications should be reviewed based on their facts.”
Lieu still takes a positive stance towards Kardashian’s potential future as a politician. He encourages her to take on more social issues related to the prison industry, such as bail reform and criminal justice reform.
Even Offset sees a political future for Kim. Trump also supports Kardashian as a “good wife.”
John McCain has passed away today, according to CNN. McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma last Summer, an extremely aggressive brain cancer. He decided to stop medical treatment for the disease earlier this month. The Arizona Senator spent the last few months his life breaking from the Republican party, and causing a stir on Capitol Hill. As many already know, McCain was a prisoner war. He joined the Navy in the 60’s, but his bomber was hit my a missile in October 1967 and he was captured soon after. He broke both arms and his leg in the explosion. McCain spent 5½ years in captivity as a POW in North Vietnam, where he was brutally tortured regularly. He also never received proper medical treatment for his broken bones, causing him to lose the ability to lift his arms above his shoulders and to walk with a limp all his life. He turned down an opportunity to be released as a solo prisoner, a preferential action that he may have gotten due to his connections in the miltary. Still, he refused to come home until all the men that were captured with him also came home. When he was finally released back to the US, McCain served in the Navy until the early 80’s. He then transitioned into politics.
McCain was one the few Republicans that distanced himself from Trump, and he infamously cast the vote that destroyed Trump’s Obama-Care repeal. Expected to side with his own party, McCain voted to keep Obama-Care in place instead, sending a shockwave through the GOP. According to reports, Trump will not be invited to the funeral. McCain did not want the president there, but Barack Obama and George W. Bush were asked to give eulogies earlier this year when McCain was diagnosed with cancer. McCain ran against Obama in the 2008 presidential election and lost to Bush in the 2000 Republican primary.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is known for many things. She is an outspoken politician when it comes to Donald Trump, and has placed herself firmly in the trenches when it comes to fighting for her beliefs. Although many people may recognize her as an astute politician, Warren does have time to enjoy the finer things in life. Apparently, one those finer things is watching Dwayne Johnson on HBO’s Ballers.
Warren tweeted out a snippet an interview where she is asked about her love for the series. “I frankly found it a little shocking, and I need to use this opportunity to ask… you said that you’re a big fan the show Ballers?” asks the reporter. “Oh Yes!” exclaims Warren immediately. “Is it The Rock, is it the whole thing? Why Ballers?” continued the reporter. “It is The Rock,” answered Warren in a low sultry voice. She then shakes her head in awe at the thought Johnson.
Johnson saw the tweet, and responded to Warren. “I appreciate the love Senator Warren. Enjoy our new season tonight and you have a big Rock sized hug coming when I see ya,” he replied. This may be a friendship to monitor.
Sacha Baron Cohen rubs many people the wrong way. The audience usually enjoys the comedian’s antics, but the people that are caught in his pranks are less than pleased. On July 4th, Cohen took to Twitter to post some old footage Donald Trump insulting him. The short clip seemed to be tied around a new project, but details were scarce. Then, only a few days later, it was revealed that Cohen is working on a new Showtime series entitled Who is America?
It appears as if Cohen will use his sneaky, and ten times hilarious, tactics to gain interviews from politicians for the show. Sarah Palin, who served as the Alaskan governor until 2009, recently took to Facebook to vent about being tricked into an interview by Cohen. “Yup – we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now,” she begins in her lengthy post. “I join a long list American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ the British ‘comedian’ Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime.” She continued on to explain that Cohen, or one his actors, disguised themselves as a disabled vet to gain the interview.
“For my interview, my daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all,” she vented. “Out respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long “interview” full Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm – but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin. The disrespect our US military and middle-class Americans Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise interview questions was perverse.”
The time has ficially arrived where politicians are lighting up in their campaign ads.
Benjamin Thomas Wolf — who is running to represent the 5th Congressional District Illinois — had no qualms about rolling up for a photo shoot. “As a cannabis user, I think it’s important we get out front and talk about it,” he told the Chicago Sun-Times. “We realize that cannabis can bring billions dollars to the state, it’s medicine for millions people around the country, it changes criminal justice reform and personally I think it’s a wonderful recreational substance as well.”
Wolf, who moved to Chicago five years ago, hopes to legalize recreational marijuana using a progressive platform aimed at 33-year-olds. This is the average age that makes up the 5th district which includes Chicago’s North and Northwest sides.
The photograph Wolf in front an American Flag with a joint in his hand has already gained social media attention. Some folks were here for the lit imagery.
While others were not.
Certain people couldn’t ignore a race factor, considering Black people usually don’t get as much love for marijuana possession.
However, when pushed on his beliefs, Wolf seemed to be open minded.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Wolf hopes to spend all the state revenue from marijuana on public education and drug rehabilitation centers, along with pardoning those who are locked up for marijuana-related fenses.
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