The Couple-from-Hell Caption Contest

This is the 117th world famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic (h/t FOTM‘s Glenn47):

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton eat breakfast at the Chez Vachon restaurant in Manchester

The pic above, of Hillary and Bill on the campaign trail, eating breakfast at the Chez Vachon restaurant in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016, was taken by Reuters’ Brian Snyder.

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box), 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:

Bill: “Quit whining, Hill. This is a lot better than the prison grub you’ll get.”

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016.

For the winner of our Caption Contest, go here.

Seen any pics that you think will make good fodder for our caption contests? Send it to us at:

FOTM4ever@gmail.com

Thank you!

~Éowyn

Sunday Devotional: ‘Follow Me’

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

I am reminding you, brothers and sisters,
of the gospel I preached to you,
which you indeed received and in which you also stand.
Through it you are also being saved,
if you hold fast to the word I preached to you,
unless you believed in vain.
For I handed on to you as of first importance what I also received:
that Christ died for our sins
in accordance with the Scriptures;
that he was buried;
that he was raised on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures;
that he appeared to Cephas, then to the Twelve.
After that, Christ appeared to more
than five hundred brothers at once,
most of whom are still living,
though some have fallen asleep.
After that he appeared to James,
then to all the apostles.
Last of all, as to one born abnormally,
he appeared to me.
For I am the least of the apostles,
not fit to be called an apostle,
because I persecuted the church of God.
But by the grace of God I am what I am,
and his grace to me has not been ineffective.
Indeed, I have toiled harder than all of them;
not I, however, but the grace of God that is with me.
Therefore, whether it be I or they,
so we preach and so you believed.

harden not your hearts

Concerning what St. Paul said in the passage above from 1 Corinthians 15, “in accordance with the Scriptures,” please see “The Old Testament foretold the Coming of Christ”.

May the joy and peace and love of Jesus Christ our Lord be with you!

~Eowyn

FBI arrests Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, ending Oregon standoff

Wills Robinson reports for the Daily Mail, Feb. 10, 2016, that the 41-day Oregon standoff is over.

Cliven Bundy

Cliven Bundy

On January 26, 2016, the FBI had arrested Ammon Bundy who had led the standoff.

On Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, the FBI arrested Ammon’s father, 74-year-old Cliven Bundy, after he landed in Portland International Airport, on his way to join the militia.

Cliven Bundy was booked into jail, but the FBI would not officially confirm why. The Nevada rancher is set to face charges stemming from another confrontation with federal officials in 2014 over grazing rights, which ended with federal agents backing down in the face of about 1,000 armed militiamen.

Bundy militia vs. the federal government's BLM

Bundy militia vs. the federal government’s BLM

The next morning, on February 11, 2016, the last four armed occupiers who have been at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon since January 2, turned themselves in after a tense stand-off that was live-streamed. Nevada legislator Michele Fiore had intervened, praying with and urging the remaining protesters to come out alive. At 8 a.m., the holdouts agreed to give themselves up to the FBI, while insisting “we’re not surrendering.”

David Fry

David Fry, 27, was the last holdout after three of his counterparts had abandoned the compound. On the live streaming, Fry sounded increasingly unraveled as he yelled, at times hysterically, at what he said was an FBI negotiator.

Fry said, “You’re going to hell. Kill me. Get it over with. The only way we’re leaving here is dead or without charges.”

He contemplated suicide, then demanded pizza before giving himself up.

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~Eowyn

Dr. James Tracy and his legal defense fund need your help

Support the James Tracy Legal Defense Fund

18 days ago, on January 25, 2016, warrior for Sandy Hook truth Dr. James Tracy announced on his Memory Hole Blog the instauration of the James Tracy Legal Defense Fund.

The purpose of the James Tracy Legal Defense Fund is stated as follows:

Academic freedom and free speech are the basic and shared tenets of free and democratic societies. On January 6, 2016 Florida Atlantic University terminated Dr. James Tracy’s tenured position as Associate Professor of Journalism and Media Studies, ostensibly for failing to fill out and file paperwork in a timely manner. Tracy began his employment at FAU as Assistant Professor in 2002, and was granted tenure in 2008. His 13-year record of teaching, research, and service-oriented contributions at the South Florida university has been consistently adjudged as excellent by his peers.

Many observers contend that Tracy’s firing stemmed from his articles and commentary made on his personal blog, Memory Hole, interrogating the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre of December 14, 2012 and similar controversial events. Beginning in early 2013 Dr. Tracy became a target of many mainstream journalistic outlets that have routinely failed to provide objective and responsible investigative coverage of such incidents. Dr. Tracy’s abrupt termination suggests a broader affront to free speech and academic freedom not only at FAU, but for free thinkers throughout the US and world.

The James Tracy Legal Defense Fund was established as a nonprofit entity by Dr. James Tracy and other concerned scholars in January 2016. The central purpose of the Tracy Legal Defense Fund is to generate revenue toward retaining competent legal representation for researching and ascertaining the facts pertinent to Dr. Tracy’s case.

Florida Atlantic University first moved to terminate tenured professor Tracy on December 16, 2015, less than a week after the (Florida) Sun-Sentinel published an op/ed by Lenny and Veronique Pozner, parents of alleged Sandy Hook child victim Noah.

But Dr. Tracy’s legal defense effort is now blocked.

Tracy received a letter from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), dated February 1, 2016, that FDACS had “received information” that Tracy may be in violation of a Florida law, Solicitation of Contributions Act, because he had not registered with the FDACS “prior to soliciting contributions from the public in Florida.” Failure to comply with that law may subject Tracy “to a cease and desist order and fines up to $1000 per violation.”

Fellowship of the Minds, therefore, is stepping into the breach.

Please consider donating to the James Tracy Legal Defense Fund, no matter how small a sum, if only to send a message to Tracy that he is not alone in this fight. The editors and contributors to the Amazon-banned book, Nobody Died at Sandy Hook, are donating their royalties to the fund, totaling $3,000 to date.

There are three ways you can donate:

  • By sending a check.
  • With your credit card.
  • Via the Fundly Campaign.

To donate, click here.

Thank you for your support and generosity.

See also:

There’s an iPetition calling for an independent investigation into Sandy Hook. Please consider supporting the Sandy Hook Petition for an Independent Investigation. To sign the petition, click here.

~Eowyn

What could possibly go wrong? California to consider allowing 16 year olds to vote

No. Just. No.

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Only in California. There is a bill before the Legislature would amend California’s constitution to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to cast ballots exclusively in school district and community college board elections.  This is because, proponents argue, these are the very races in which the kids have the most at stake. Thankfully, they still wouldn’t be able to vote in  congressional or legislative contests or help pick the next president.

Lorena Gonzalez

Lorena Gonzalez

The Sacramento Bee reports that the woman behind this is Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (Democrat, San Diego). She said, “I think they’re mature enough and they have firsthand experience of what’s going on in schools – they should have a voice in it. The decisions that are made at local school boards and community college boards are affecting them probably more than anything else.”

Gonzalez also said her then-high-school-age daughter was frustrated that she had no say when teachers were laid off during the recession. Gonzalez noted that extra dollars flow to school districts with a large number of English language learners, many of whom have noncitizen parents who can’t vote in elections that help determine how that money will be spent.

Gonzalez called her proposal a way to encourage more participation. California Voter Foundation head Kim Alexander agreed with that premise.

“If people can vote on something relevant to them when they’re 16 years old, they might develop a lifelong habit of voting, and if you get kids voting when they’re still in school, then you have an institution through which you can teach them how to become voters,” said Alexander, whose organization has not taken a formal position on the bill.

Not everyone is on board with this idea. Jon Fleischman, a conservative blogger and political consultant, said enfranchising adolescents would not lead to better election outcomes. “Part of determining the age by which people vote has to do with a combination of maturity and life experience. I think somebody at the age of 16 years old is really a child, not an adult,” Fleischman said. “This is not an age at which you’re ready to be making weighty decisions about public policy.”

Read the whole story here.

Every Communist’s dream: a public education indoctrination institution teaching the kids how to become voters. You know the teachers would give them a bias and liberal slant on just how to vote.

DCG

Black assailant knocks white man to ground, shouts, ‘This is for Malcolm X, cracker!’

Obama built that.

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From the NY Post: The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating a possible anti-white bias attack in Brooklyn — the second in a week.

A 51-year-old man walking along Nostrand Avenue near Glenwood Road in Flatbush was forcefully knocked to the ground by a 6-foot-1 black man around 3:40 p.m. Monday, police sources said. The victim told investigators that the assailant shouted, “This is for Malcolm X, cracker!” as he fell to the ground, sources said.

The man suffered pain in his neck, back and left shoulder, but refused medical attention at the scene.

Police are also investigating another possible bias attack on Sunday involving a man who allegedly sucker-punched straphanger Randy Aveille, 44, at the Church Avenue subway station at 9:45 p.m. Feb. 5 and spewed racial hatred at him. Cops released surveillance video of Aveille’s attacker on Wednesday in hopes of tracking him down. Authorities are investigating whether the attacks are related, sources said.

Victim Randy Aveille

Victim Randy Aveille

Aveille told The Post on Sunday that he had just gotten off the subway with his girlfriend and was headed to the steps when a man came from behind and began pummeling him in his face. “I was blindsided by a guy who started hitting my face,” Aveille said. “I was walking, and as I was approaching the steps, somebody came from behind me.” He said his fiancée heard the man say, “Watch who you look at!”

DCG

Friday Funny: Cheer up, Hillary!

Hillary’s presidential campaign isn’t going well.

In last week’s Iowa caucus, it was practically a tie: Hillary got 49.9% of the votes vs. Bernie Sanders’ 49.6%.

Then, this Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary, Bernie actually bested Hillary by more than 22 points: 60.4% vs. 38%.

As you might imagine, seeing her life-long presidential dreams going up in smoke, Hillary is pretty down in the dumps.

Hillary

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H/t FOTM‘s TNrick

~Eowyn

Obama goes after Social Security recipients’ guns

Obama said that his top priority for his remaining time in office is gun control.

He’s already done it to our military veterans — getting the dysfunctional Veterans Administration to take guns away from veterans deemed “mentally unfit”. (See “Obama regime prohibits disabled veterans from owning firearms and ammunition”)

Now, Obama is extending the same BOHICA “courtesy” to Social Security recipients.

Obama guns

Alan Zarembo reports for The Los Angeles Times, July 18, 2015, that Obama plans to ban millions of Social Security recipients from owning guns, as “part of a concerted effort by the Obama administration after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn., to strengthen gun control, including by plugging holes in the background check system.”

For the links to the posts FOTM has published on the Sandy Hook false-flag, go here.

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), with a database of more than 13 million records, is used to prevent gun sales to felons, fugitives, drug addicts, illegal immigrants, domestic abusers, dishonorably discharged service members, and others. The law requires gun stores to run the names of prospective buyers through the computerized background check system before every sale.

Already, Obama’s Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has expanded the category of “others” to include veterans who are incompetent to manage their pension or disability payments, and are assigned a fiduciary. Conservative groups have denounced the policy as an excuse to strip veterans of their gun rights.

Social Security has never participated in the background check system. Now, Obama means to change that by including some 4.2 million Social Security (SS) recipients who “lack mental capacity” — whose monthly disability payments are handled by others (“representative payees”) due to “marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease.”

Critics — including gun rights activists, mental health experts and advocates for the disable — say that although such a ban would keep people who pose a danger to themselves or others from owning guns, the strategy undoubtedly would also include people who may just have a bad memory or difficulty balancing a checkbook.

Yale psychiatrist Dr. Marc Rosen, who has studied how veterans with mental health problems manage their money, points out that “Someone can be incapable of managing their funds but not be dangerous, violent or unsafe. They are very different determinations.” Rosen said some veterans may avoid seeking help for mental health problems out of fear that they would be required to give up their guns.

Ari Ne’eman, a member of the National Council on Disability (NCD), said the NCD would oppose any policy that used assignment of a representative payee as a basis to take any fundamental right from people with disabilities.

Steven Overman, a 30-year-old former Marine who lives in Virginia, said he “didn’t know the VA could take away your guns” and that his case demonstrates the flaws of judging gun safety by the yardstick of financial competence.

After his Humvee hit a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007, Overman was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and a brain injury that weakened his memory and cognitive ability, and was deemed 100% disabled by the VA. In 2012, after declaring Overman incompetent and making his wife his fiduciary, the VA reported him to the background check system. So Overman surrendered his guns to his mother and began working with a lawyer to get them back because he enjoys target shooting and has never felt he is a danger to himself or others.

More than a year and a half after Overman filed his challenge, the VA finally lifted its incompetence ruling, allowing his removal from the background check system. Overman, who hasn’t worked since leaving the military, said he and a friend are now thinking of opening a gunsmith business.

In the case of the proposed Social Security Administration policy to take guns from SS recipients, what is even more of a concern is that the agency has been drafting its policy outside of public view.

Even the National Rifle Association (NRA) was unaware of it. Told about the initiative, the NRA issued a statement from its chief lobbyist, Chris W. Cox, saying: “If the Obama administration attempts to deny millions of law-abiding citizens their constitutional rights by executive fiat, the NRA stands ready to pursue all available avenues to stop them in their tracks.”

On April 23, 2015, Rep. Jeff Miller (R-FL) introduced a bill to change the VA’s gun policy. H.R. 2001, the Veterans Second Amendment Protection Act, would require a court to determine that somebody poses a danger before being reported to the background check system. The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs.

H/t FOTM’s maziel

~Eowyn

Sandy Hook Fake-O-lympics medalists

The video below is also a reason why Glenn Beck should not be trusted.

And the Sandy Hook Fake-O-lympics decathlon champion is . . .

Robbie Parker!

Watch the grief-stricken dad of alleged 6-year-old victim Emilie, in mere seconds, go from laughing and joking to feigning to choke back his tears (no tear actually materialized) as he made a statement to the press.

I’ll leave y’all with this screenshot from the Fake-O-lympics video of smiling and laughing Lynn and Chris McDonnell, after just finding out their precious 6-year-old daughter Grace had been brutally shot to death.

Lynn & Chris McDonnell

H/t flynchr

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~Eowyn