Are you up for another Caption Contest?

This is the 78th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

O is my copilot

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on FOTM, 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:

This is what happens when a nation no longer cling to their guns or their bibles or their “anti-immigrant sentiment.” *

*Obama at a San Francisco campaign fundraiser, April 6, 2008:

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

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

Seen any good pic that you think will be perfect for our caption contest? Send it to us at:

fellowshipminds@gmailcom

~Eowyn

America Surrenders

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White Flags Mysteriously Replace American Flags Atop Brooklyn Bridge

By Murray Weiss, Janet Upadhye and Aidan Gardiner  on July 22, 2014

MANHATTAN — American flags were removed from atop the Brooklyn Bridge’s two towers Tuesday morning and replaced by white flags, sources said.

Police, including theNYPD‘s counter terrorism and intelligence divisions, were checking surveillance footage from the bridge after images of the white flags hit social media about 7 a.m., sources said.

“Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?” City Council member Mark Weprin tweeted at 9:34 a.m.

It was not immediately clear how the white flags, which are usually a military symbol for surrender, got there.

Read more at http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140722/civic-center/white-flags-replace-american-flags-atop-brooklyn-bridge

It’s 11:07 AM EST. This is breaking news, so I encourage the readers to search #brooklynbridge in Twitter, to keep a current newsfeed. ~ TD

Thomas Jefferson. He Tried To Warn Us.

Too Many to hide from.

Too Many to hide from.

There are two parts. Be
sure to read the 2nd part (in RED).

Thomas Jefferson was a very remarkable man who started learning very early in life and never stopped.

At 5, began studying under his cousin’s tutor.

At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.

At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.

At 16, entered the College of William and Mary. Also could write in Greek with one hand while writing the same in Latin with the other.

At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.

At 23, started his own law practice.

At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.

At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America ? And retired from his law practice.

At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental
Congress.

At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence .

At 33, took three years to revise Virginia ‘s legal code and wrote a Public Education bill and a statute for Religious Freedom.

At 36, was elected the second Governor of Virginia succeeding Patrick Henry.

At 40, served in Congress for two years.

At 41, was the American minister to France and negotiated commercial treaties with European nations along with Ben Franklin and John Adams.

At 46, served as the first Secretary of State under George Washington.

At 53, served as Vice President and was elected president of the American Philosophical Society.

At 55, drafted the Kentucky Resolutions and became the active head of Republican Party.

At 57, was elected the third president of the United States .

At 60, obtained the Louisiana Purchase doubling the nation’s size.

At 61, was elected to a second term as President.

At 65, retired to Monticello .

At 80, helped President Monroe shape the Monroe Doctrine.

At 81, almost single-handedly created the
University of Virginia and served as its first president.

At 83, died on the 50th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence along with John Adams.

Thomas Jefferson knew because he himself studied the previous failed attempts at government. He understood actual history, the nature of God, his laws and the nature of man. That happens to be way more than what most understand today. Jefferson really knew his stuff. A voice from the past to lead us in the future:

John F. Kennedy held a dinner in the white House for a group of the brightest minds in the nation at that time. He made this statement: “This is perhaps the assembly of the most intelligence ever to gather at one time in the White House with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”

 

“When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe .”
– Thomas Jefferson

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”
— Thomas Jefferson

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on
the continent their fathers conquered.”

~Steve~                                                        H/T I-Man

 

Texas Gov. Perry deploys 1,000 National Guard troops to border

Months (actually years, since 2012) after illegal aliens began surging across the Mexico border into America’s southern states (at a rate of 35,000 a month into Texas), Governor Rick Perry is finally really doing something to stem the invasion.

Yesterday, July 21, 2014, stating that the federal government offers only “lip service” on border security, Perry announced that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border  as a “force multiplier” to help the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) “combat the brutal Mexican drug cartels that are preying upon our communities.”

“I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor. We are too good of a country,” Perry said.

The National Guard troops could detain people if asked, Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said at the press conference with Perry, but they are planning to play a “referring and deterring” role by deterring cartels with their visible presence and referring any immigrants suspected of being illegally in the country to DPS.

Perry argued that the elevated response at the border by DPS personnel has already acted as a deterrent force and reduced apprehensions. That operation comes at a cost of $1.3 million per week. A state memo obtained by the McAllen Monitor, which first reported Perry’s plan to deploy the National Guard, indicates the new efforts will cost the state of Texas $12 million per month.

Perry said he expects the federal government to eventually reimburse the state of Texas for the costs it has incurred protecting the southern border.

CBS reports that White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said prior to Perry’s announcement that the Obama administration has not yet received the formal request from Perry to activate the troops, but he downplayed it as a merely a symbolic measure, “What we’re hopeful is that Governor Perry will not just take these kinds of steps that are generating the kind of headlines I suspect he intended, but will actually take the kinds of steps that will be constructive to solving the problem over the long term.”

Referring to the $3.7 billion in emergency appropriations the POS has requested from Congress, Earnest said, “To be specific that means that we hope that Governor Perry will support the supplemental appropriations request that this administration put forward a few weeks ago and that that Governor Perry will use his influence with congressional Republicans in Congress an urge them to stop blocking comprehensive bipartisan legislation in the House of Representatives.”

Blah. Blah. Blah.

Mouth of Sauron Joshua Earnest

To Joshua Earnest, the new Mouth of Sauron:

The United States Constitution recognizes America’s state National Guards or militias, and gives them vital roles to fill: “to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasion.” (Article I, Section 8, Clause 15).

State governors have the full authority to activate state National Guards, without having to issue a “formal request” to Washington, D.C.

In the end, however, Perry’s deployment of 1,000 Texan National Guard troops to the border is merely a symbolic act that will be entirely ineffectual in stemming the Invasion of the Illegals.

H/t FOTM’s swampygirl

~Eowyn

If it fits, I sits!

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Google living up to its motto

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This is just excerpts from a great article, which can be read at: http://www.movieguide.org/news-articles/google-refuses-profit-explicit-material.html?


 

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Google Refuses To Profit from Explicit Material

By Jared Lafitte

Search engine giant Google recently made a groundbreaking decision to eliminate pornography from their advertising…

…Google profits tremendously (literally, billions of dollars each month) from advertising sales in general, and restricting pornography from their advertisements could mean a tremendous loss of income…

…Although this is only a tiny step toward moral transformation in America and beyond, it’s significant because it shows that one of the most powerful companies in the world is putting people above profits and families above advertisers’ wishes…

…Let’s pray that other companies who willfully perpetuate sexually explicit advertising may start to do the same.


 

This is just excerpts from a great article, which can be read at: http://www.movieguide.org/news-articles/google-refuses-profit-explicit-material.html?

Google is huge and mysterious (and scary). When I saw this story I was startled. What I wanted to do was reinforce their right behavior by giving them credit.

It is true that, for all its supposed benefit to society, the internet has also brought the scourge of pornography. If we saw a prostitute doing business in front of our homes, we would call the police . But now, thanks to the internet, prostitutes are soliciting us day and night on computers inside every home and office. And the amount of money Google just gave up in advertising revenues is almost unimaginable.

So, kudos to you, Google, for being a good neighbor, at least on this one issue! 

We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 77th Caption Contest!

This was a very competitive contest. There were many really funny captions!

All the FOTM writers dutifully voted, each for his/her #1 and #2 captions. Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; every #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of the 77th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest, with three #1 vote, totaling 9 points, is . . . .

God Guts Glory and Ammo!!!

Here’s his winning caption:

Michael Obama

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SouthsideBob and willi are both in 2nd place, each with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 5 points each. Here are their respective captions:

“From winning a RuPaul look-alike contest, to becoming first lady! Who says dreams don”t come true!”

After a fresh chest wax, the first “lady” of snot told her subjects that she would perform “her” pec-flexing rendition of George of the Jungle ONLY if they eat their peas.

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

America, Behold your QUEEN!

Sig94 and Son of the Rabbit People are both in 4th place, each with one #1 vote, totaling 3 points each. Here are their respective captions:

Wearing a dress made entirely of arugula, the First Lady prepares to address the 2014 Conference of the International Flat Chest Society. Other celebrity attendees include Janet Reno (past president of the Society) and Hillary Clinton.

Having exhausted the supply of table cloths from which to make garments, the First Lady has started on the curtains.

Another Lola caption is in 5th place, with one #2 vote, totaling 2 points. Here’s her caption:

“Let them eat Steroids!”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations to God Guts Glory and Ammo!

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, click here.

Be here tomorrow 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

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~Eowyn