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W/E Wrap — Beyonce and Jay-Z Go Cuber, and Other Stuff

Jay-Z Beyonce_04-04-2013Beyoncé Knowles and hubby, rapper Jay-Z (which is ebonics for Shawn Corey Carter), are in Cuba to celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary, and some people are really PO’d about it.

TMZ:

Jay-Z and Beyonce are clueless about the tortures happening in Cuba, and it’s insulting they chose to visit the communist country for a celebration … so says a Cuban rights lobbyist.

Mauricio Claver-Carone, the D.C. director for the US-Cuba Democracy PAC — a group committed to fighting for democracy in Cuba — tells TMZ the A-listers should’ve educated themselves about what’s really going on there before taking photo ops.

Jay and Bey were photographed Thursday in Havana — reportedly to celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary — but have since come under fire from some Cuban-American groups.

US citizens are still technically banned from traveling to the island purely for tourism … and are supposed to obtain a travel license from the US government.

Mauricio says he’s disappointed the superstars chose to vacay in Cuba because, “There are women getting beaten on a daily basis, women who are being jailed for no reason … people are fighting for their freedom. It’s extremely insensitive.” [More]

Just goes to show. You can dress it up, give it a limo and a jet, wallpaper the mansion with $100 bills, and it still won’t replace a high school diploma.

Oh, So This Is What You Mean By ‘Green’ Energy…

volkswagen-beetle-01What’s another $200 million in a $4 trillion economy? Why, it doesn’t  even finance a so-so trip to India.

Big Government:

Fisker Automotive, Inc., the much celebrated maker of luxury electric cars, has announced that it is firing 80% of its employees after failing to finalize an investment deal.

The manufacturer of the rechargeable Karma auto informed 160 workers of the layoffs coming to the Anaheim, California-based company. Fisker was said to have employed 200 before this week’s announcement.

This is only the latest blow to the “green” auto company. Only last month, the company’s name-sake, Henrik Fisker, resigned over “unspecified” disagreements with other executives and the company stopped production of its cars after its lithium-ion battery supplier declared bankruptcy.

The battery company, A123 Systems Inc., declared bankruptcy in October of last year, despite the millions in tax dollars pumped into the company by President Obama’s administration. [More]

Now we know why they named their car the Karma. It can be reincarnated in its next life as a Volkswagen Beetle.

Barack’s Fair Share

barack_michelle_not_bad_reutersSequestration has finally hit the second floor at the White House. Yep, President Obama went all in this week with a sacrificial 5 percent of his annual salary.

Quick, IRS! Cancel your plans to audit.

You are kidding, right? You know how ridiculous this is when even Dana Milbank takes off his kneepads.

Five percent. Let’s see. That will cover almost 10 minutes of Air Force One flight time; a White House kiddie tour for a quarter of a day; maybe three holes and a beer in the club house with Tiger, counting Secret Service agents in the sand traps.

Uh, maybe Mooch could forego a pedicure or two?

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