We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 107th Caption Contest!

So many funny and clever captions for the judges to choose from!

As usual, the FOTM writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of FOTM’s 107th Caption Contest, with four #1 votes, totaling 12 points is . . .

Captain America! Snoopy dance

Here’s his winning caption:

Tranny Obama

japoa is in 2nd place, with one #1 vote and three #2 votes, totaling 9 points. Here’s his caption:

Can I show you my rainbow panties ?

Deirdre is in 3rd place, with two #2 votes, totaling 4 points. Here’s her caption:

Anything Bruce can do, I can do better.

Beverly is in 4th place, with one #1 vote, totaling 3 points. Here’s her caption:

I HOPE to fundamentally CHANGE the character of this nation.

Deb and Kevin are both in 5th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

If Obama had a transvestite son, he would look like this.

I’m hoping for my picture on the new “DORITOS” label.

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, Captain America!

Here’s your fancy-schmancy Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, click here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting caption contest!

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1 in 3 Americans own guns; where they are by state

The following information is from a July 8, 2015 article written by Julia Lurie for the leftwing magazine, Mother Jones. I’ve filtered out Lurie’s liberal qualifiers and slant, so as to distill just the facts.

According to a nationally representative online survey of 4,000 people in 2013, conducted by Columbia University public health researcher Bindu Kalesan, the results of which were published in the journal Injury Prevention:

  • There are roughly 300 million guns in the United States.
  • Nearly a third of adults (or 1 in 3) owns a gun.
  • Gun ownership rates vary widely by state: Alaska tops the list with 62% of adults saying they own a firearm; Delaware is at the bottom with just 5%.
  • The most likely demographic group to own a gun are white males over 55 who have finished high school and are, or have been, married.
  • Gun owners are more than twice as likely as non-owners to be part of a “social gun culture” in which family and friends often own guns.

map of U.S. gun owners

Lurie claims that past studies have found higher gun ownership rates are correlated with higher gun death rates, and the findings of the Columbia University survey “appear to confirm that trend.”

The graph below compares gun ownership rates from the Columbia U. study with gun death data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


Students warned: Bulging biceps, big guns advance unhealthy masculinity

Pajama Boy Approved.


College Fix: The size of G.I. Joe’s biceps and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s guns in the Terminator movies is proof that the dominant form of masculinity is out of control. That message and similar ones were conveyed recently to students during Vanderbilt University’s “Healthy Masculinities Week,” organized by the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center. Attendance for students was optional.

The Vanderbilt week kicked off with a lecture by the first man to minor in women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Jackson Katz. (His alma mater now offers a bachelor’s in women, gender and sexuality studies.) The self-described “anti-sexist activist” and filmmaker said that sexual violence and domestic abuse are men’s issues and that men would “benefit tremendously from having this conversation.”

Professional know-it-all Jackson Katz

Professional know-it-all Jackson Katz

Katz founded a consulting firm that “provides gender violence prevention and leadership training to institutions in the public and private sectors” and has pioneered the use of bystander training in the U.S. military, according to his website.

At the event, Katz likened racism to sexism, and told students that “people interrupt other people when they make racist comments.” Therefore they should have the same mindset in response to sexist comments, Katz said. But he backtracked during an audience question-and-answer session, admitting that sexist comments can be contextually appropriate in a humorous setting.

Hasta la vista, PC

Political correctness has value, Katz said. Supporters of presidential candidate Donald Trump say like they him for “not being politically correct,” but what they really mean is they like him “for saying racist and sexist comments,” Katz added.

"Who are they to protest me, huh? Who are they? Unless they've been me and been there and know what the hell they're yelling about!"

“Who are they to protest me, huh? Who are they? Unless they’ve been me and been there and know what the hell they’re yelling about!”

Pop culture also has an insidious effect on masculinity, Katz continued, imploring the audience not to “check your brain and moral conscience when you go to the movies.” He showed clips from his film Tough Guise, in which Katz claims “there has been a ratcheting up of what it takes to be considered menacing in the 1980s and 90s.” As evidence, Katz noted that G.I. Joe’s biceps have gotten larger over the years and that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone use bigger guns for their iconic roles as the Terminator and Rambo than did Humphrey Bogart in his 1930s and 1940s film roles.

‘The three most destructive words’ are ‘be a man’

Athletes and fraternity members are a risk to themselves and others because of the pressure put on them to act masculine, according to other events from the week.

One event featured a screening of the limited-release documentary The Mask You Live In, which blames “America’s narrow definition of masculinity” for the deteriorating mental health of boys and men. The three most destructive words that every man receives when he’s a boy is when he’s told to ‘be a man,’” former NFL player Joe Ehrmann says in the film. Now a minister, Ehrmann spoke on an all-male panel in 2013 titled “Breaking the Male Code,” which was organized by Vagina Monologues writer Eve Ensler.

“Whether it’s homicidal violence or suicidal violence, people resort to such desperate behavior only when they are feeling shamed and humiliated, or feel that they would be if they didn’t prove they were real men,” psychiatrist James Gilligan, a professor at New York University, says in the The Mask You Live In.

Following the screening, a Vanderbilt professor whose research focuses on race and sports told the audience “I should have hung myself or jumped out a window from my involvement in athletics.” Gilman Whiting, who teaches a class called “Black Masculinity: Social Imagery and Public Policy,” blamed the hypermasculinized sporting culture in the U.S. for the intense pressure he faced.

Being a woman is more predictable than being a man because men constantly have to be ready to “prove it,” Whiting said. The film isn’t without critics: A female gender-equity author said it’s “sensationaliz[ing] the issue being discussed” by taking statistics out of context and making several “alarmist” statements.

Paging Woody Allen

A healthy masculinity?

A healthy masculinity?

On the panel “Maintaining Bro Status,” Interfraternity Council Vice President Jay Reynolds told the audience they should all get therapy so they can better understand their own minds. Reynolds added that he sees unhealthy masculinity in some form daily, but he didn’t elaborate on what that entails.

Jon Zacharias, a member of Vanderbilt’s Liaisons Educating & Advocating for Psychological Support, said students can see “unhealthy masculinities” in almost any social environment on a Friday or Saturday. Bill Savage, IFC vice president of recruitment, said he hates the term “man up” or a phrase he claims is closely related, “don’t be a pussy.” In contrast to stereotypes, “being emotional is manly in my opinion,” Savage said.

The other two events were “Masc 4 Masc: Policing masculinity in the gay and bi communities” and “Masculinity XXL? The portrayal of manhood in ‘Magic Mike.’”

‘Thumb-sucking little beta males in skinny jeans’

This is the second consecutive year Vanderbilt has hosted a discussion about masculinity. The Center for Medicine, Health, and Society hosted “The Politics of Masculinity” last year. Rory Dicker, the director of the Women’s Center, told The College Fix by email that it hosted the week to “further the conversations” in response to Katz’s “provocative ideas” about masculinity.

But this year’s masculinity series was roundly mocked in national news outlets in the week leading up to the observance, including by a panel of four women and one man on the Fox News show Outnumbered. Host Andrea Tantaros claimed the organizers were trying to “demasculinize men” and turn them into “thumb-sucking little beta males in skinny jeans.”

Asked about the Fox News pundits’ criticisms, Vanderbilt’s Dicker said they “missed the fact that … there are many ways to be masculine, but American society pressures boys and men to adopt” the version that prioritizes “being competitive, stoic and aggressive, for example.” Boys and men should also be taught that “emotional vulnerability, cooperation, and sensitivity are valuable human traits,” Dicker said.


Protesters rally against guns on campus bill near UCF


Central Florida Future: “Live by the Gun, Die by the Gun.” “No Guns on Campus.” “Zero Guns = Zero Gun Deaths.” “Guns Ruin Lives.” These words were seen on signs held at the corner of University Boulevard and Alafaya Trail at 5 p.m. Friday during a “No Open Carry” rally.

Diane Rambo, the organizer of the rally, sent emails Thursday to spread awareness of the protest near University of Central Florida (UCF). “I organized this, calling our friends who have been touched by so many horrible events on college campuses,” Diane said in an email. “Our son graduated from UCF. Our neighbors go to UCF. It is our college, our people.

no guns

We do not need to create opportunities for terrible events. We want a peaceful campus for all.”

Dexter Rambo, Diane’s husband and co-organizer of the rally, said the main goal was to protest against the possible passing of the Florida bill in the legislature that aims to arm people with guns on campus. “We don’t want the bill passed because we don’t want the same sort of thing to happen here that happened in Oregon,” Dexter said.

People driving by the small rally honked in approval as Dexter held a sign that read, “Live by the Gun, Die by the Gun.” After about half an hour, more protesters began to arrive to show their concern for the passing of the Florida bill.

With fliers that read, “Say No to Campus Carry,” Aurora Cox showed up to the busy street corner to share additional information and help Dexter protest. Cox’s daughter is a UCF graduate, and she said if UCF was a school with open carry when her daughter was a student, she wouldn’t have let her attend. “I just don’t buy into ‘more guns make us safe,’” Cox said. “It’s just not the kind of world that I want to live in.”

A few minutes later, protester Lorraine Tuliano arrived with blank posters and markers in hand. Tuliano said her concern about the bill raises even more worry for her son who will be going to UCF when he graduates from Valencia College. If the bill were to pass, she said she thinks UCF would be a very scary place. “We have police officers on campus who are trained; they’re professionals. I think we ought to leave policing to them, not to the students,” she said.

Lorraine Tuliano

Lorraine Tuliano

As a UCF engineering graduate, she said something must be done to prevent this bill from passing. “More guns in more places is not the answer,” Tuliano said. “Everybody’s a good guy until they’re a bad guy.”

h/t Weasel Zippers


Right-wing media calls a minority woman a “monkey”

Just kidding. It was a tolerant and compassionate left wing rag.

michelle malkin

Salon: The number of dead and injured at Umpqua Community College in Oregon is unconfirmed as I write this on Thursday afternoon. Early reports said as many as 20 people were killed, but that has since been revised down to 10, with another 10 or so injured. As always happens in a chaotic news event like a mass shooting, it will take some time to sort it all out.

Often in the wake of an act like Thursday’s, I have suggested that the anti-gun control crowd have the decency to shut the fuck up for a day or two. That is because for all the caterwauling of gun control advocates, it seems clear to me that they have lost the fight. Contrary to the right-wing paranoia, the Second Amendment is in no danger of being repealed. It is nearly impossible to push even the mildest gun control measures through legislatures at either the federal or state level. The Senate took months to confirm our current surgeon general because he’d had the temerity to suggest research on the causes of gun violence might help us find solutions to reduce it. Gun nuts: You’ve won! It’s all over but the shooting shouting!

But no. The news barely broke before conservatives were all hands on deck to find scapegoats and spout the usual litany of talking points. You couldn’t throw a rock without hitting a #tcot saying the aftermath of the shooting is too soon to talk about gun control measures because that would be “politicizing” a tragedy. Presumably the special snowflakes of the anti-gun control crowd will tell the rest of society when they have mourned enough so that their delicate constitutions might permit us to have such a conversation.

National Review’s Charles C.W. Cooke was quick to blame the media and second the idea that reporting on shootings leads to copycats. Right-wing rage monkey Michelle Malkin suggested gun control advocates refrain from commenting on breaking news of shootings, for reasons that elude all reasonable explanation. Does she think we’re going to find out the shooter used a marshmallow gun or actually stabbed all his victims with a grapefruit spoon?

BuzzFeed writer Joel Anderson tweeted a perfectly anodyne, if sarcastic, observation about the availability of guns in America. For this, a conservative writer for the Washington Free Beacon went after him and brought along so many conservatives that Anderson seems to have briefly deactivated his account. Perhaps he was remembering what happened to another BuzzFeed writer who had the gall to comment on Twitter about another shooting in July and was immediately slapped down by the conservative thought police.

Read the rest of their dribble here.

Remember, you’re dealing with this:

liberal brain

h/t Twitchy


Florida Senate candidate drank goat’s blood in satanic ritual

Formerly-Christian America is unraveling before our eyes.

A 32-year-old criminal defense lawyer in Florida who’s running for the U.S. Senate, once killed a goat and drank the animal’s blood to give thanks to the “god of the wilderness.”


Brendan Farrington reports for the AP (via Orlando Sentinel), Oct. 5, 2015, that two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn’t survive. When he safely returned home, he gave thanks by killing a goat and drinking its blood in a “pagan” ritual.

Note: Augustus Sol Invictus — a Latin phrase that means “majestic unconquered sun” — is a wholly concocted name. Invictus refuses to disclose his original given name.

Invictus said, “I did sacrifice a goat. I know that’s probably a quibble in the mind of most Americans. I sacrificed an animal to the god of the wilderness. Yes, I drank the goat’s blood.”

Adrian Wyllie, the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida and the Libertarian candidate for governor last year, has resigned to call attention to Invictus’ candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him. Wyllie says Invictus wants to lead a civil war, is trying to recruit neo-Nazis to the party and brutally and sadistically dismembered a goat.

Wyllie said that Invictus “is the absolute exact opposite of a Libertarian. He’s a self-proclaimed fascist. He’s promoting a second civil war. It’s absolute insanity. We must explain to people this is the opposite of Libertarians. This guy has no place in the Libertarian Party.”

In a phone interview last Friday (October 1, 2015), Invictus says Wyllie lies and is running a smear campaign against him, twisting his words. Invictus denies he’s a white supremacist, pointing out his four children are Hispanic — though he acknowledges that some white supremacists support his campaign. He also denies that he’s trying to start a civil war, but he says the government already is at war with its citizens and that it’s certain to escalate. Invictus says, “The only question is when are the citizens going to start fighting back? I don’t think I’m the only person who sees a cataclysm coming, but I think I’m the only person saying it, and I think that scares people.”

The worshipper of “the god of the wilderness” admits he’s been investigated by the FBI, the U.S. Marshals and other law enforcement, in part for a series of YouTube videos and other writings in which he discussed government, prophesied a great war, and said he would wander into the wilderness and return bearing revolution.

But he insists that he doesn’t advocate violence. “You do not initiate force,” he said. “If the government is waging war on citizens, we as citizens have the right to self-defense on government.”

Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley

According to Sunday World, Invictus belonged to a sect called “Thelema,” which sacrifices animals and is heavily based on the philosophy of occultist satanist Aleister Crowley. Invictus said he was “expelled from the order for political reasons.”

Note: Aleister Crowley (1875-1947) fancied himself to be a “ceremonial” or occultic magician. He concocted what he called the law of Thelema: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law. Love is the law, love under will.”

Do-as-thou-will or self-indulgence is also the motto of the Church of Satan, the adherents of which regards themselves as their own gods.


Obama regime’s FBI-ATF issue safety alert to Philadelphia schools for today, Oct. 5

Four days after a lone gunman singled out Christians for slaughter on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon, the FBI and the ATF issued an alert to all Philadelphia area colleges and universities to be on the alert for violence today, October 5, after a threat of violence was made in social media.

NBC Philadelphia reports that the FBI released the following statement:

Out of an abundance of caution, the FBI Philadelphia Field Office notified local colleges and universities of a social media posting which threatened violence at a Philadelphia-area college or university for Monday, October 5. 

No specific college or university was identified in the posting. We encourage students, faculty, and employees at area colleges and universities to follow the guidance of their campus security officials.

The FBI will continue to work with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to investigate threats of violence, and, as always, we ask the public to report suspicious activity to law enforcement.

Officials have not revealed where they found the threat. However, several reports have mentioned a post on the popular imageboard website 4chan in which a user writes:

On October 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM CT, a fellow robot will take up arms against a university near Philadelphia. His cries will be heard, his victims will cower in fear, and the strength of the Union will decay a little more.

Below is the actual message posted on 4chan, calling on all “robots” to join the “Beta Rebellion”:

↓Click image below to enlarge↓

warning of violence against Philadelphia schools on 4chan

Bi-racial Oregon shooter Chris Harper-Mercer, who wrote he would be “welcomed in Hell and embraced by the devil,” reportedly had also posted a warning of impending violence on the same 4chan website.

Another alert sent to Temple University students and faculty provided more details on the Philadelphia threat. A Temple University official wrote:

Temple University, along with other colleges and universities in our region, has learned from the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) that a threat of violence has been made online against ‘a university near Philadelphia. This posting states an action could take place at 1 p.m. central (2 p.m. eastern) Monday, Oct. 5, 2015.

Temple University, Drexel University and Villanova University have all notified their students, faculty and staff of the alert. Their respective campus police  are coordinating with Philadelphia and nearby police.

Drexel University plans on increasing patrols on campus Monday. Drexel students are urged to call Drexel Public Safety at 215-895-2222 or 911 if they noticed any suspicious activity, person or package.

Villanova students are urged to be aware of your surroundings and to report any suspicious activity or behavior to the Department of Public Safety at 610-519-4444.

H/t James Tracy

The pace is quickening. Can you feel it?

I expect Obama and the Left to use this purported threat of violence against Philadelphia as one more piece of ammunition in their call for gun control.  (See DCG’s “Obama goes beyond mere gun control, hints at confiscation“)