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

Flashback: In 2006, Obama called Kenya his home

Let me ask you a question:

If you were born in the U.S.A. but your father was born in Italy, but you had never ever lived in Italy, would you ever refer to Italy as your “home”?

But that’s exactly what then U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) did in August 2006 when he visited Kenya. He told the crowd: “I am so proud to come back home!”

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~Eowyn

Good-hearted comedian acts as Santa for animal shelter

Tom Mabe is a Kentucky-based stand-up comedian and prankster best known for his prank responses to telemarketing calls. He has released three comedy albums of his calls through Virgin Records Nashville, and operates a YouTube channel entitled “MabeInAmerica” onto which he uploads his pranks. In 2008, Mabe was the Executive Producer, writer, and talent for the CMT (Country Music Television) comedy series, Mabe In America.

Mabe also has a heart of gold.

A week ago, he surprised the Kentucky Humane Society with a truckload of goodies for both the animals and the human staff: a mountain of pet food; 2,000 tennis balls as toys for the dogs; massage and snacks for the staff; and a retinue of assistants who gave the rescue dogs a complete makeover (clip & bath) so as to enhance their adoption appeal.

Below are before and after pics of a dear little dog named Jasmine:

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At the end of the day, Mabe adopted Poppy, a schnauzer-mix about to be put down because nobody wanted him.

Mabe exemplifies what should be our spirit this Thanksgiving-Christmas season — to give instead of receive by helping “the least” among us.

Email: Tom@TomMabe.com

H/t BigGeekDad and FOTM’s dee

~Eowyn

 

Democrats get panties all twisted at Sen. Schumer (D) calling Obamacare misguided

As Obama’s approval ratings keep plunging — now at 39% for registered voters and an abysmal 27% for working-class (non college graduates) whites — Democrats are abandoning his sinking ship.

The latest rat to abandon ship is Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who recently called Obamacare “misguided.” That, in turn, has led to other top Democrats getting their panties all twisted into a wad. LOL

shark fight

Democrats in a food fight

Brett Logiuratto reports for Fusion, Nov. 26, 2014:

Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-New York) comments on Wednesday about Democrats’ misguided focus on health care in President Barack Obama’s first term prompted backlash from top Democrats and left-leaning groups, who accused him of being politically craven.

At a speech before the National Press Club in Washington on Tuesday, Schumer said Democrats made a mistake by entering into a fight over health care after they passed the 2009 economic stimulus.

His reasoning: Democrats were targeting the uninsured, a population that he said makes up only about 5 percent of registered voters. Only about one-third of the uninsured, he said, are registered or eligible to vote. […]

“After passing the stimulus, Democrats should have continued to propose middle class-oriented programs and built on the partial success of the stimulus, but unfortunately Democrats blew the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem – health care reform,” Schumer said.

“The plight of uninsured Americans and the hardships caused by unfair insurance company practices certainly needed to be addressed,” he added. “But it wasn’t the change we were hired to make. Americans were crying out for an end to the recession, for better wages and more jobs — not for changes in their health care.”

It was a characterization with which top Democrats took issue, all the way up to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California), who was instrumental in getting the Affordable Care Act passed into law as the speaker of the House. Through a spokesman, Pelosi said there are “14 million reasons that’s wrong” — referring to 14 million Americans that have gained insurance coverage through various provisions of the law. […]

Multiple Republican and Democratic congressional aides speculated Schumer’s speech was an attempt to forge a break from Obama, who remains largely unpopular, ahead of the 2016 presidential election. But one Senate Democratic aide said the Affordable Care Act was the wrong piece of policy on which to focus. […]

Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter, criticized Schumer for “confirming the public’s most cynical beliefs about the political process.” And Jon Lovett, another former speechwriter, went on an extended rant on Twitter that ended with him saying a test for prospective Democrats is whether they “listen to” or merely “tolerate” Schumer as a prominent voice within the party….

Obama and his mouth, Jon Favreau

Obama and his mouth, Jon Favreau

Note: If Jon Favreau wants to see a political cynic, he should look in his mirror. After graduating from the *Catholic* College of the Holy Cross in 2003 with a degree in political science, Favreau first worked for the pro-abortion John Kerry, then “graduated” to become a speechwriter for pro-infanticide Obama who thrice voted against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. Taxpayers should know that for his speechwriting being the Mouth of Sauron, Favreau received a 6-figure salary of $172,200 a year. Favreau has aspirations to become a Hollyweirdo by writing a screenplay.

For his part, Jon Lovett is not just a political “speechwriter” hack, he’s also a Hollyweirdo writer and producer.

~Eowyn

Family hears son’s heart beat in Vietnam vet’s chest after life-saving transplant

Matt Heisler

Matt Heisler

Fox News: The family of a 21-year-old man who died in March heard his heart beating again after meeting a Vietnam veteran who received it in a life-saving transplant.

Matt Heisler was a student at the University of North Dakota when he was killed in an off-campus house fire leaving behind parents Jared and Cheryl, and younger sister Casey.

“I was sitting on the steps and I heard my dad say, ‘Are you sure it’s Matt?’” Casey told KARE 11. “I thought I was dreaming.”

Meanwhile Tom Meeks, who moved from his native Washington to Rochester, Minn. to be near the Mayo Clinic — one of the only hospitals who would place him on a donor list — received the call he had been waiting three years for, KARE 11 reported.

Casey Heisler listens to the heartbeat of Tom Meeks

Casey Heisler listens to the heartbeat of Tom Meeks

Meeks was diagnosed with a rare disease amyloidosis, and because of his age and other health concerns, had been rejected by five hospitals for a transplant that doctors said was his only hope, according to the report. Amyloidosis is caused by a buildup of an abnormal protein, called amyloid, in the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system or digestive tract, according to the Mayo Clinic. There is no cure for the condition, which can lead to organ failure.

The Heisler family met Meeks in November, and each relative listened to Meeks’ chest with a stethoscope to hear the heart of their beloved son and brother beating again. “I woke up this morning and told Matt that Mom and Dad are coming today,” Meeks told KARE 11.

Cameras were on hand for the emotional, tearful meeting between the families. “This is awesome,” Jared said listening to his son’s heart. “The heart that I grew up with and felt in all of my hugs when I hugged him is still out there somewhere,” Casey told KARE.

The families have connected through Facebook and plan to meet again in March when Meeks goes for a checkup, and also around the anniversary of Matt’s death, according to the report.

Matt checked off the donor box on his license when he was 16. Aside from Meeks, Matt also helped two women who each received one of his kidneys, and a 61-year-old man who received his liver.

DCG

California lawmaker proposes office to aid immigrants seeking relief under Obama plan

Senator Lara

Senator Lara

Sacramento Bee: When the new Legislature is sworn in on Monday, Sen. Ricardo Lara says he plans to introduce legislation that would create an Office of New Americans to help undocumented immigrants illegal aliens by connecting them to legal services, English classes and help applying for relief under the executive actions announced last week by President Barack Obama.

Obama’s plan is expected to affect at least 1.5 million undocumented immigrants illegal aliens in California, and many have questions about how to file paperwork to be considered for relief, said a statement from Lara, a Bell Gardens Democrat who chairs the Legislature’s Latino Caucus.

“The success of a large-scale legalization program will depend significantly upon the coordination of multi-agency, multi-sector, statewide public and private effort to provide undocumented immigrants illegal aliens accurate, accessible information and services,” said the announcement from Lara’s office.

“The California Office of New Americans aims to be that hub, developing a coordinated effort that leverages resources to provide education, fraud prevention services, application assistance, legal services, English instruction and civics classes to undocumented immigrants illegal aliens.”

The office would also help undocumented immigrants illegal aliens apply for driver’s licenses, which became legal in California under a bill signed last year. Lara’s statement said he hopes the new effort will help immigrants who came to the country without permission “better integrate into the economic, social and political fabric of our state.”

A spokesman for Lara said the cost of the proposal was unknown because the measure has not yet been analyzed by legislative staff.

Obama’s plan includes suspending deportation for undocumented parents of children who are American citizens or have been legal permanent residents for at least five years. It would also expand the pool of people eligible for work permits and deportation deferrals under an earlier program that offered protection to immigrants who entered the country illegally as children.

California has more undocumented immigrants illegal aliens than any other state and has been expanding the privileges those residents can enjoy. In addition to the bill granting undocumented immigrants illegal aliens driver’s licenses, the California Legislature in 2013 also passed bills to allow them to practice law, protect them from labor retaliation and bar jails from holding nonviolent immigration detainees for federal officials. An effort to provide government-subsidized health care to undocumented immigrants illegal aliens failed in 2014 but is likely to be reintroduced in the coming year.

Guarantee you this new “Office of New Americans” will help illegals register to vote!

illegal democrats

DCG

A happy Thanksgiving: Mom shoots intruder breaking into home as 4 kids slept inside

second amendment

KOMO: A man trying to break into an Edmonds (WA) home in the middle of the night was shot by the mother of the house as her husband and several children lay sleeping inside.

Edmonds police say the woman was awakened around 3:15 a.m Thursday by the sound of someone pounding at their front door. She called 911 then grabbed her gun and went by the front door as the intruder began to force his way inside.

The woman struggled with the intruder but, realizing she wasn’t going to be able to hold him back much longer, fired a shot at his stomach, police said. The intruder was not armed.

Officers arrived moments later to find he wounded intruder still at the front of the house in the 16400 block of 75th Place W. He was taken into custody then driven to Harborview Medical Center where he’s still being treated for the wound. No one else was hurt.

Police say the woman’s husband and 14-, 10- and 5-year-old children were inside the home, as well as a friend of the 14-year-old. Investigators say the intruder didn’t know the victims.

mom

DCG

The News From Assbackistan: Story 1

From Breitbart.com Thanksgiving Day 2014

PAKISTANI MAN SHOOTS 16-YEAR-OLD NIECE DEAD FOR LISTENING TO LOUD MUSIC

by FRANCES MARTEL

30-year-0ld Muhammad Gullistan shot his 16-year-old niece to death after finding her home alone, listening to loud music. Due to loopholes in Pakistani law, it is possible Gullistan may never see justice.

Pakistan stop violence against women rally – AP

Pakistan stop violence against women rally – AP

Reuters reports that an argument began at the niece, Rehana Bibi’s, home about 56 miles southeast of Islamabad. Her parents away at work, Bibi was listening to loud music when Gullistan came to check on the home and found her. According to Qaisar Abbas, a police officer tasked with the case, “He asked her to turn the music down but she refused and they had an argument. He shot her with a 33-bore pistol.”

The Daily Mail has supplemented with other gruesome details, including that Gullistan fired two bullets at the girl—one in her head and one to her face—and that she died instantly, with no chance to be taken to the hospital for recovery. The incident occurred around 10AM, and it is not clear where Bibi’s mother would have been throughout the ordeal or even if she is alive.

The Reuters report notes that many similar incidents, in which older men in families kill younger women for assorted violations to the “honor” of the family, go unpunished in the justice system, as the family of the victim is given the opportunity to forgive and drop criminal charges on behalf of the slain woman in Pakistani law. The Daily Mail, however, notes that it appears that Bibi’s father will press charges on his brother. According to police, her father has indeed registered a case against Gullistan, and police are currently trying to find and arrest him.

The case highlights the fragility of female life in Pakistan. According to Pakistan’s Daily Times, as many as 869 cases of “honor killings” were reported in Pakistani media—a low estimate given how many such murders go unreported and without prosecution, as families defend the killers. It is difficult to predict the sort of behavior that can lead to such killings. In one instance this year, two girls were killed for dancing publicly in the rain. Several stories involve couples, in which the couple is killed for marrying each other out of love, at the objection of either or both families. One pregnant woman was killed this year for marrying the man she loved—her family filed “abduction” papers, claiming her husband had kidnapped her, and killed her when she refused the case before the court.


“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities – but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilisation of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilisation of ancient Rome.”

– Winston Churchill