As Missouri burns, we can still have a Caption Contest!

This is the 87th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

As the POS’s sons and daughters riot, loot, and burn in Ferguson, St. Louis, and across America, let us keep our guns loaded, our powder dry, and our wits sharp. And what better way to sharpen our wits than with another Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

Ebola turkey

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on FOTM (scroll down), not via email or on Facebook.
  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a gorgeous Award Certificate of Excellence and a year’s free subscription to FOTM! :D
  • FOTM writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by FOTM writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Ferguson, MO: Obama’s Thanksgiving turkey to America.

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

Seen any good pics that you think would be great for our Caption Contest? Email them to us! :D

fellowshipminds@gmail.com

~Eowyn

Those who are fanning Ferguson riots into a race war

Last night, after St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch, a Democrat, announced and explained the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Obama’s sons and daughters predictably rioted in the streets of Ferguson and St. Louis.

The rioters overturned and vandalized cars.

They blocked traffic on the interstate.

They transformed downtown St. Louis into a war zone.

They looted, burned, or completely destroyed small businesses, most of which are owned by minorities, including Walgreens, Little Caesers Pizza, Autozone (burned, with explosions), Beauty Town, Title Max, Family Dollar Store, O’Reilly Auto Parts (completedly engulfed by flames), a cake store owned by Natalie Dubose who was reduced to tears, and Ferguson Market and Liquor, the convenience store that Michael Brown had strong-arm robbed before he was killed by Officer Wilson. (Source: Breitbart)

Fox News’ Juan Williams noted that all the self-appointed and media-recognized Black leaders are missing in action. Williams plaintively asks:

Where is the black leadership now that a grand jury has decided not to indict the police officer that killed Michael Brown?

Where is Al Sharpton? He advertises himself as a spokesman for the best interests of black America. But he is absent.

Where is Jesse Jackson, another popular media personality who says he speaks for black America? He’s missing in action, too.

In the place of those MIA leaders, these are the blacks who fanned the flames.

Michael Brown’s mother Lesley McSpadden

In the days preceding the grand jury announcement, Michael Brown’s divorced parents, Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown, Sr., had issued statements calling for peaceful protests in the wake of the grand jury’s decision.

But McSpadden clearly changed her mind because after the prosecutor announced no charges would be filed against Officer Wilson, the woman went into a screaming obscenities-laden tirade: “You motherfuckers think this is a joke!”

Michael Brown’s Stepfather Louis Head

For his part, Brown’s stepfather, 38-year-old Louis Head, an ex-con who is married to McSpadden and whose rap sheet includes two felony narcotics convictions, stood atop a platform in the middle of the agitated crowd of several hundred protesters, and screamed “Burn this bitch down!” He did this at least ten times, and at one point yelled for a microphone so that he could broadcast his incendiary message beyond the range of his unamplified voice. (Source: Smoking Gun)

Louis Head, in a Mike Brown t-shirt, incites the crows to "Burn this bitch down!"

Louis Head, in a Mike Brown t-shirt, incites the crowd to “Burn this bitch down!”

Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadali (D) calls for a “race war”

On MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” Missouri State Senator Maria happelle-Nadali, a Democrat, calls the riots a “race war” that’s long-time coming. In doing so, the senator in effect deems the riots to be an appropriate reaction. She also threatens in so many words that the riots are only a beginning and there’ll be more to come.

Maria Chappelle-Nadali

These are Chappelle-Nadali’s words:

“This is St. Louis’s race war. We didn’t have a race war like other cities throughout the U.S. This is our race war. I have to tell you that there has been systematic racism, institutionally in state government for decades, including my own state party. So what we are looking at right now is a symptom of racism that has been swept under the rug for decades…. I know people in my own party, in my own government structure who disregard things that we say and how we feel, and we are not going to allow it anymore.

Obama sends mixed messages

As the rioters overtook streets and cable TV broadcasts showed them setting fires and attacking police cars, Obama spoke from the safety and loftiness of the White House.

While pleading for calm — saying that “there’s never an excuse for violence” and asking that the grand jury’s decision be accepted — the President of the United States also talked from both sides of his mouth when he gave an excuse for the rioters by saying that their anger is an “understandable reaction” from people who believe “the law is being applied in a discriminatory fashion” and that “what we need to do is try to understand them.” (Source: White House)

Only one black man is making sense.

Rev. and Dr. James David Manning, of the ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, New York, tells his people that if they want to progress, they must “break the demonic ancestral spirits” — the Barack Obamas, Nelson Mandelas, the Louis Farrakhans, the Jesse Jacksons, the Al Sharptons, who offer blacks nothing but “food stamps and cell phones” instead of helping them to be owners of homes and businesses. Instead of the Holy Spirit, these so-called leaders to whom blacks look up, are all demon-possessed.

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~Eowyn

We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 86th Caption Contest!

This was a very competitive contest because there were many submissions. Only one point separates the winner from the runner-up! — as well as from the runner-up and 3rd place, 3rd place from 4th place, 4th place from 5th place, and from 6th place. :D

But each FOTM writer duly voted for his/her #1 and #2 captions. Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; every #2 vote is worth 2 points.

The winner of the 86th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest, with one #1 vote and two #2 votes, totaling 7 points, is . . . .

hujonwi!!! Snoopy dance

Here’s his winning caption:

angry Obama Oct. 2014

Scott M. is our 2nd-place runner-up, with two #1 votes, totaling 6 points. Here’s his caption:

“To hell with Arlington, the Veterans, and all those dead people! I’m going to China to wear my hunfu and Qipao, and there is nothing that you 1/3 rder’s can do about it!”

Jam is in 3rd place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 5 points. Here’s the caption:

Hell hath no fury like a political hack scorned!

Locke Enlode is in 4th place, with two #2 votes, totaling 4 points. Here’s his caption:

“YOU SHALL NOT PASSSSSS…….. ANY LEGISLATION ………AS LONG AS I HAVE MY PHONE AND MY PEN!!!”

Nathan M. Bickel, Nellie, and Perry Peterson are all in 5th place, each with one #1 vote, totaling 3 points each. Here are their respective captions:

“I’m Not The Devil You Think I Am!”

“WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?!!!!!!”….. as he does his best Hillary Clinton impression.

“It’s not a girly hand, I’m a man, dammit”

Truckjunkie and wendybar are both in 6th place, each with one #2 vote, totaling 2 points each. Here are their respective captions:

I’M NOT BURGER KING-YOU CAN’T HAVE IT YOUR WAY!!!

Bow Down, Damn it!!! I am always right, and you are too stupid to understand!!!

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations to hujonwi!

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

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For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here later today for our next very exciting Caption Contest!

Seen any good pics that you think would be great for our Caption Contest? Email them to us! :D

fellowshipminds@gmail.com

~Eowyn

White House quietly releases plans for 3,415 regulations ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

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Fox News: While Americans are focused on what delicious foods they’re going to eat for Thanksgiving, the White House is focused on releasing its massive regulatory agenda– marking the fifth time the Obama administration has released its regulatory road map on the eve of a major holiday.

The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administration’s regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday– and right before a major holiday.

“It’s become an unfortunate tradition of this administration and others to drop these regulatory agendas late on a Friday and right before a holiday,” Matt Shudtz, executive director of the Center for Progressive Reform, told The Hill newspaper.

The White House’s regulatory agenda for spring 2014 was released on the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, when millions of people set out on weekend getaways or family vacations.

“It’s unfortunate because it’s an update on protections for Americans of all stripes,” Shudtz told the Hill. “It lays out the administration’s plan and it deserves more attention.”

But the White House may have a good reason to do so because its Unified Agenda for fall 2014 includes some 3,415 regulations– more than the last regulatory agenda, and one that includes 189 rules that cost more than $100 million.

One of the most contentious rules is the Environmental Protection Agency rules to limit greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants. According to the agenda, these rules will be finalized in 2015.

They have been criticized by Republicans and the coal industry for accelerating the demise of coal-fired power and for setting the stage for increases in electricity prices. Republicans, who are set to take control of the Senate next year, have vowed to fight EPA regulations.

“The president said his policies were on the ballot, and the American people spoke up against them,” said incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican. “It’s time for more listening, and less job-destroying red tape. Easing the burden already created by EPA regulations will continue to be a priority for me in the new Congress.”

But environmental groups and the EPA argue the rule will actually help lower utility bills and help fight global warming. “The good news is that we can afford to tackle the growing threat of climate change and, really, we can’t afford not to,” said Starla Yeh, a policy analyst at the Natural Resources Defense Council. “Doing the right thing will save money even as we protect our health, our communities and future generations.”

A more pressing EPA rule set to be finalized is the so-called coal ash rule for coal-fired power plants. A final rule will be issued by Dec. 19, and could be bad news for the power sector, which will bear the brunt of $20.3 billion in compliance costs.

But probably the most fought-over rules to be finalized by the EPA next year will be its redefining of the “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The EPA will issue its redefinition next year, according to the agenda.

Federal lawmakers from both parties, along with companies from virtually every sector of the economy, have opposed the rule, saying it greatly expands the EPA’s power to regulate even small bodies of water on private property.

“The ‘waters of the U.S.’ rule may be one of the most significant private property grabs in U.S. history,” said Louisiana Republican Sen. David Vitter, adding “they want to take another step toward outright permitting authority over virtually any wet area in the country, while at the same time providing a new tool for environmental groups to sue private property owners.”

But the EPA says the rule is needed to clear up uncertainty over the EPA’s jurisdiction in the wake of two Supreme Court rulings. The EPA says “the decisions established important considerations for how those regulations should be interpreted” and that “[e]xperience implementing the regulations following the two court cases has identified several areas that could benefit from additional clarification through rulemaking.”

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DCG

Saudi Arabian restaurants ban single women from entering because of their ‘mentally unstable’ behaviour

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DailyMail: Restaurants in Saudi Arabia have banned single women from entering because of their ‘mentally unstable’ behaviour such as using flirting, smoking and using mobile phones.

Several restaurants have put up signs that say ‘women are not allowed’ in another blow for women’s rights in the conservative Muslim kingdom.

There is no law banning women from travelling alone in Saudi Arabia but deeply-held religious beliefs dictate that they should be accompanied by a male family member when out in public.

According to The Week, one restaurant owner said: ‘We put up these signs because we have seen numerous incidents of flirting taking place inside the restaurant. We’ll only remove these signs when we make sure such incidents never happen again on our premises because such type of behaviour negatively impacts our business.’

Bloggers in the Middle Eastern state also described women who smoke and use mobile phones as ‘mentally unstable’. One wrote: ‘The best thing is to keep women away from restaurants unless they have a male custodian. That way the restaurant is not shut down because of the misbehaviour of an adolescent or mentally unstable woman.’

The blogger added that one woman crossed the line when she came in alone and ‘focused on her mobile’.

Another online post said some women visiting restaurants had no respect. A man called Talal said: ‘My brother has a restaurant and he says that even though there is a section for families, there are often instances of embarrassment.

‘Several women would come in and would speak loudly without any respect for public behaviour. He says that it is difficult for him to get them to lower their voices.’

Saudi Arabia has one of the worst record’s for women’s rights in the world. Women will be allowed to vote and run for office in local elections for the first time next year but are still not allowed to drive.

There are no laws on the minimum age it is legal to marry at, with father’s giving their daughters a way when they are just nine years old in some cases.

Women can ride bicycles, but only in ‘recreational areas’ if they are wearing full Islamic body coverings and are accompanied by a male guardian.

Khalid Al Fakhri, the head of Saudi Arabia’s National Society for Human Rights, said: ‘These signs are against the law and reflect the personal opinions of the restaurant owners.’

DCG

Black Friday Shopping Starts Early In Ferguson

This had to be the stupidest decision and reaction ever. From time of announcement to police response.

 

Yup Abe, we know how you feel.

 By Bill Mauldin

Yup Abe, we know how you feel.

Is Anyone surprised? 

I’m done caring and trying to help. True colors were shown tonight,

Anyone else kinda wonder where the so called “Police,  Fire” National Guard” were? All I saw was looting and burning, Law enforcement was ineffectual  at best, complicit at least.

Weep with me as America burns. Oh and while where at it let’s brush up on our

“Rules For A Gunfight”

Anonymous
1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.
2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap – life is expensive.
3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.
4. If your shooting stance is good, you’re probably not moving fast enough or using cover correctly.
5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)
6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.
7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.
9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on “pucker factor” than the inherent accuracy of the gun. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. “All skill is in vain when an Angel blows the powder from the flintlock of your musket.”
10. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
11. Always cheat, always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
12. Have a plan.
13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won’t work.
14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
15. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
16. Don’t drop your guard.
17. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.
18. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them.)
19. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
20. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.
21. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
22. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
23. Your number one option for personal security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance, deterrence, and de-escalation.
24. Do not attend a gun fight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with anything smaller than “4″.
25. You can’t miss fast enough to win.

~Steve~

Ferguson grand jury reaches decision: NO INDICTMENT

A St. Louis County grand jury, made up of nine whites and three blacks, decided *not* to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri.

Wilson has been on paid leave and in hiding since Aug. 9.

The grand jury of 12 are the only people who have examined all of the evidence, including all three autopsies, as well as the testimonies of all the witnesses related to this case.

The law authorizes a law enforcement officer, as well as all civilians, to use force as self-defense in a dangerous situation.

The unusual timing of the grand jury’s announcement, after darkness had fallen, was a decision of prosecutors. Several local churches would provide shelter, safe haven and medical care in the event of unrest.

As officials called for peace, security preparations were beefed up around the courthouse and at other locations including the Ferguson police headquarters. Barricades were erected and Missouri state troopers were present with rifles, 3-foot batons, riot shields and other equipment. Crowds of protesters waving signs and chanting spilled into streets near the police offices. (Source: USA Today)

Stores close ahead of announcement…

Signs of rising tension...
Protests growing...

Please pray for peace. Please pray for America.

~Eowyn