Please pray for Joseph and William

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So many people — good folks — are suffering in this curséd Barack Ebola logo economy.

Two good friends of Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM) need your prayers.

They are Joseph (regular commenter josephbc69) and William.

On October 22, while doing landscaping for a client, Joseph fell on the steps. The retina in his right eye is partially detached, which means he can’t work. That, in turn, means more financial hardship.

William, a good friend of FOTM, is a talented freelance graphic designer. Like so many Americans, William and his family are suffering financially.

With a full background in traditional commercial and fine art skills, William’s specialties include graphic design, web design, web development, logo design, illustration, flash animation, concept development, interface design, corporate ID, advertising design, business to business, and consumer. He is also gifted in people skills — he is kind, considerate, affable, and very hardworking.

If you can use William’s graphic design skills, you can contact him via FOTM’s email (fellowshipminds@gmail.com) and I’ll forward the email to him.

Please pray for our brothers in Christ — that Joseph quickly and fully recovers from his injury, and that William finds work and many paying clients.

Thank you for your prayers.

May God bless you and your loved ones,

Eowyn

Enter this Caption Contest before the FEC shuts it down!

This is the 85th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

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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:

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays the USPS from delivering an audit notice from the IRS . . . .

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014.

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

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

fellowshipminds@gmail.com

~Eowyn

Family sues D.C. school for female teacher’s oral sex with male teen

The phenomenon of pedophiles, pederasts, and other sex predators is a distressing commentary on our fallen human nature and the times we live in.

We are only too familiar with male sex predators. Increasingly, however, females are the predators, especially female teachers preying on teenage boys, Mary Kay Letourneau being the most infamous.

It seems Letourneau merely blazed the way for other female sex predators, the news of which appears at least once a week on the Daily Mail. Finally, the family of a victim is bringing this sick phenomenon to national attention by launching a $11 million lawsuit against a public school, Options Public Charter School in northeast Washington, D.C., for hiring the culprit, a 22-year-old substitute teacher named Symone Greene.

In America today, nothing talks louder or can get results than a big lawsuit.

Options Public Charter School

The family of a 17-year-old student at Options Public Charter School in D.C. has filed a lawsuit for $11 million, claiming a substitute teacher maliciously made sexual contact with him earlier this month.

Symone Greene, 22, first met the victim, a football player, on Oct. 17, Greene’s first day of work at Options Public Charter School.

Symone Greene (r)On the way to court accompanied by her lawyer (l), Symone Greene (r) tries to conceal her face from the camera.

Symone GreeneGreene posted this pic of herself to her Google account

The student, who is described as having a learning disability, told police he was working as an office assistant and helped Greene twice that day in her English class. The student said he flirted with Greene during class, gave her his cell phone number, then texted her, asking if she was “kinky.”

According to court documents, the two later met up in her empty classroom, where Greene allegedly performed oral sex on the teen — all recorded on video by the “victim” without Greene’s knowledge, according to the warrant. The teen then shared the video with his teammates and friends.

Greene allegedly sent the teen a text message over the weekend asking him not to tell anyone because “it is not right for a student and teacher to have a relationship.”

The teen’s mother filed a $11 million lawsuit Tuesday in Prince George’s County against Greene; the D.C. Public Charter School Board; the court-appointed receiver and custodian of Options Public Charter School Joshua Kern; and SOS Personnel, the private Delaware company that initially hired Greene.

The lawsuit claims:

  • Greene was “unqualified to serve as a teacher” for at-risk students at the school and shouldn’t have been hired as a substitute teacher in the first place.
  • Green had initiated the flirting that led to the alleged sexual encounter.
  • Greene had deliberately and maliciously made sexual contact with the victim that day, and exposed him to possible sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Another teacher had witnessed the flirting but did nothing to intervene.
  • The school’s “no cell phone” policy was clearly violated because the victim recorded the sexual encounter on his cell phone.

Although the age of consent in D.C. is 16, Greene was charged because she was the teen’s teacher. According to D.C. law, age-of-consent rules are not in play when it comes to “significant relationships” — a category that includes teachers and their students.

Greene pleaded not guilty to first-degree sexual assault against a minor in a significant relationship.

According to various studies, female offenders account for 4% to as many as 63% of all child molestation. (See Wikipedia)

Sources: NBC Washington and Daily Mail

~Eowyn

Watchdog group sues State of Maryland for non-citizens voter fraud

Have you wondered why, with all the rampant vote fraud in the 2012 election (as well as the fraud already evident in the 2014 mid-term election), the Republican Party never did anything about it? (See “22 signs of Democrat Voter Fraud in 2012 Election”)

The reason goes back to a legal agreement called the Consent Decree that the Republican National Committee (RNC) made with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 1982. (See Why the GOP won’t challenge vote fraud)

The GOP’s hands are tied, but that doesn’t mean We the People must just watch with frustration and do nothing.

Now, an election integrity watchdog group, Virginia Voters Alliance, is doing something about election fraud committed by non-U.S. citizens in the state of Maryland.

Bryan Preston reports for PJMedia, Oct. 29, 2014:

An election integrity watchdog group is suing the state of Maryland, alleging that it has discovered massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county. But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.

The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people in Frederick County who stated that they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections. Either they failed to tell the truth when they were summoned for jury duty, or they cast illegal votes. Both are crimes. The same group previously found that about 40,000 people are registered to vote in both Virginia and Maryland.

It is a federal crime to cast votes if you are not legally eligible to vote. Non-citizens, whether in the country legally or not, are prohibited from voting in most local and all state and federal elections. Yet the VVA investigation found that hundreds of non-citizens have been voting in Frederick County, Maryland. One in seven Maryland residents are non-U.S. citizens.

Pat McDonough“The lawsuit is the equivalent of the lookout spotting the iceberg ahead of the Titanic,” state Del. Pat McDonough told the Tatler. He added that the group’s investigation found a voter fraud “smoking gun.”

Maryland state law makes it easier for non-citizens, both those present legally and those in the country against the law, to vote. Maryland issues drivers licenses to legal and illegal aliens. Driver’s licenses in turn make it easier under the Motor Voter law to register to vote. Maryland also offers copious taxpayer-funded social programs to non-citizens in the state.

The group filed suit in Baltimore’s U.S. District Court on Friday. They are suing the Frederick County Board of Elections and the Maryland State Board of Elections.

Del. Pat McDonough (R-Baltimore and Harford Counties) detailed the alleged fraud in a Maryland press conference today. He is calling for a special state prosecutor because the fraud may be taking place statewide, with significant impact on Maryland elections. Maryland currently holds 10 electoral votes in presidential elections. McDonough is also proposing legislation including voter ID to close the loopholes that he says non-citizens are using to cast votes.

In a statement, Del. McDonough says:

There are frequent allegations in America and Maryland about the existence of voter fraud. In the case I am presenting today, there is documentation and a track record. The numbers and facts from the records in Frederick County are the tip of the iceberg. When these numbers are multiplied by including the other subdivisions in Maryland, the potential number is alarming and could change the outcome of a close statewide election.

Even more dangerous is the probability of many local elections that are decided by a few votes could be affected. All 188 members of the Maryland General Assembly are standing for re-election as well as many local office holders.

The important election that we have coming up demands that citizens’ votes are not diluted or cancelled by non-citizens who are not legally permitted to vote. The sanctity of the ballot box, because of the flawed system we are pointing out, has already been violated in previous elections.

The purpose of the lawsuit is to mandate those responsible for the administration of the election process will remove the non-citizens from the final voting count.

The purpose of the investigation by the special prosecutor is to penetrate more deeply statewide and determine why this fraud or any other related violation was allowed to occur.

The purpose of the legislation is to plug the massive loophole in current law which permitted these fraudulent practices to take place.

Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan

Maryland is a Democratic stronghold especially around its larger cities, but the governor’s race there is tightening as Republican Larry Hogan gains ground. Illegal votes could tip the balance if the legal vote is close enough on election day. “What if Hogan loses by 500 votes or 1000 votes?” McDonough asked.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is expected to run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. Del. McDonough noted that the fraud uncovered by VVA occurred on O’Malley’s watch.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and the POS

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and the POS

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~Eowyn

Thursday Funnies: The Preacher, the Carpenter, and the Mother-In-Law

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The Preacher

A preacher went to his church office on Monday morning and discovered a dead mule in the church yard.

He called the police.

Since there did not appear to be any foul play, the police referred the preacher to the health department. They said since there was no health threat that he should call the sanitation department. The sanitation manager said he could not pick up the mule without authorization from the mayor.

Now the preacher knew the mayor and was not to eager to call him because the mayor had a bad temper and was generally hard to deal with.

But the preacher called him anyway.

The mayor did not disappoint. He immediately began to rant and rave at the pastor and finally said, “Why did you call me anyway? Isn’t it your job to bury the dead?”

The preacher paused for a brief prayer and asked the Lord to direct his response.

He was led to say, “Yes, Mayor, it is my job to bury the dead, but I always like to notify the next of kin first!”

The Carpenter

An apprentice carpenter is building a house, so he asks his cousin for some help.

The carpenter is watching his cousin put up siding and notices that he keeps throwing nails away:  the cousin would pound two nails then throw away a few, pound a couple more, then throw away a few more.

The carpenter says “Hey, cousin, why are ya throwin’ my nails away?”

Cousin: “Cause they’re pointing the wrong way.”

Carpenter: “No cousin, those are for the other side of the house.”

The Mother-In-Law

A Bible study group was discussing the unforeseen possibility of their sudden death.

The leader of the discussion said, “We will all die some day, and none of us really knows when, but if we did we would all do a better job of preparing ourselves for that inevitable event.” Everybody nodded their heads in agreement with this comment.

Then the leader said to the group, “What would you do if you knew you only had four weeks of life remaining before your death, and then the Great Judgment Day?”

One gentleman said, “I would go out into my community and minister the Gospel to those that have not yet accepted the Lord into their lives.” “Very good,” said the group leader, and all the group members agreed that would be a very good thing to do.

One lady spoke up and said enthusiastically, “I would dedicate all of my remaining time to serving God, my family, my church, and my fellow man with a greater conviction.” “That’s wonderful!” the group leader commented, and all the group members agreed that would be a very good thing to do.

But one gentleman in the back finally spoke up loudly and said, “I would go to my mother-in-law’s house for the four weeks.”

Everyone was puzzled by this answer, and the group leader asked, “Why your mother-in-law’s home?”

Then the gentleman smiled sarcastically and said, “Because, that would be the longest 4 weeks of my life!”

H/t FOTM’s pnordman

~Eowyn

Now it’s Wisconsin: Blacks leave rally before Obama finishes speaking

It happened again.

People are walking out while President Ebola is still speaking.

On Oct. 19, 2014, at a Democratic campaign rally in Upper Marlboro in eastern Maryland for Anthony G. Brown, the state’s Obama-lookalike lieutenant governor who’s running for governor, in the midst of Obama’s 25-minute speech, members of his mainly black audience left in droves. (See “Mainly black crowd walks out on Obama at Democratic campaign rally”)

9 days later on Oct. 28, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, they did it again. — at a rally in North Division High School for Democrat Mary Burke, who’s running for governor.

Daniel Halper reports for The Weekly Standard that as Obama was still speaking, telling the mainly black crowd they can vote even without a photo ID (wink, wink), the crowd began to file out.

Mike Lowe, a political reporter, tweeted: “Some people –not a lot, but some — are leaving as the President is speaking.”

Mike Lowe tweet

Here’s a video that captures the rally-attendees leaving, even as Obama’s voice can be heard in the background:

From what I saw in the video, most, if not all, of the people leaving are black.

And yet, brown-noser Politico tweeted this:

Politico brown-noser

Source: Twitchy

Need any more evidence that Politico is left-leaning and should be shunned as a news source?

See also “Powerful video of Black activists against Democrats“.

~Eowyn

Disturbing Video Shows What It’s Really Like to Be Street Harassed

Cosmopolitan: No matter where you live, if you’ve ever walked around your neighborhood as a woman (or queer person) for any lengthy amount of time, you’ve been subjected to catcalls, whistles, stares, you name it.

Still, there are plenty of idiots out there who claim it’s no big deal, or that it’s not that bad, or that women are exaggerating. Obviously, those people are wrong, but sometimes it helps to show naysayers actual, real-world evidence of how pervasive street harassment is in our culture, which this video absolutely does.

It’s fairly excruciating to watch, but that’s only because it’s so realistic and all too familiar.

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The “disturbing harassment”? “How you doing today?” “What’s up beautiful have a good day.” “God bless you mami.” “Hey baby.” “Hey beautiful!” “How are you this morning?” “Have a nice evening.” “Nice!”

Don’t like the cat calls or comments? Ignore them or tell the boys to blow off! You really think you can control the behavior of everyone on the street?

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Bet a feminazi would demand the same respect even if she walked around like this.

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Karma is a bitch: MSM now say Obama is a danger to press freedom

The liberal main stream media (MSM) connived to elevate Obama to the presidency in 2008 and to reelect him in 2012. Remember Journolist? (See “Media Conspired to Protect Obama“)

The MSM refused to investigate Obama’s shadowy background and history of associating with known communists, including his childhood mentor Frank Marshall Davis, who was a card-carrying member of the American Communist Party.

Having abdicated their responsibility to investigate this man who has more names and Social Security numbers than a dog has fleas, the MSM then deploy the derisive and dismissive label of “birthers” on Americans who question Obama’s constitutional birth eligibility to be president and why he continues to conceal his school, medical and other records.

Here’s just one glaring example of media bias that you’ve probably forgotten:

In 2013, the media made a BIG thing of Republican Senator Marco Rubio (Florida) taking a sip of water during his delivery of the official GOP response to Obama’s State of the Union address. As Reuters put it: “Across the Web, from Deadspin.com to The New Yorker, and on every cable news channel, the Florida senator’s sip from a small bottle of water as he delivered the official Republican response to U.S. President Barack Obama’s on Tuesday was the moment of the evening.”

And yet the media never even so much as whispered that Obama, the President of the most powerful country in the world, was so uncouth as to PICK HIS NOSE in public on live TV.

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Now, 6 years into his presidency, more and more of the MSM are complaining about Obama’s press restrictions and lack of transparency. But not one complainer has expressed remorse for colluding to get this toxic man elected twice as president.

Here are some of those in the MSM who are bitching:

1. On May 14, 2013, New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan wrote, “it’s turning out to be the administration of unprecedented secrecy and unprecedented attacks on a free press.”

2. In June of 2013, as news came of the Obama Justice Department’s surveillance of reporters, New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson said she was “concerned that the process of news gathering is being criminalized.” In January 2014, in an interview with Al Jazeera America, Abramson called the Obama administration “the most secretive” she has ever had to contend with.

3. In October 2013, David E. Sanger, veteran chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times, said, “This is the most closed, control freak administration I’ve ever covered.”

4. Writing in October 2013, Leonard Downie Jr. said that Michael Oreskes, a senior managing editor of The Associated Press, had told him some months ago that “The Obama administration has been extremely controlling and extremely resistant to journalistic intervention. There’s a mind-set and approach that holds journalists at a greater distance.”

5. Frank Sesno, a former CNN Washington bureau chief who is now director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, said the Obama administration imposes limitations on “everyday access necessary for the administration to explain itself and be held accountable.”

6. Financial Times correspondent Richard McGregor said “covering this White House is pretty miserable in terms of getting anything of substance to report on in what should be a much more open system.”

7. CBS veteran television news anchor and chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer said “This administration exercises more control than George W. Bush’s did, and his before that.

8. In November 2013, a large group of news organizations sent a letter to the White House protesting limited access for their photographers at newsworthy events involving the president: “The restrictions imposed by the White House on photographers covering these events, followed by the routine release by the White House of photographs made by government employees of these same events, is an arbitrary restraint and unwarranted interference on legitimate newsgathering activities. You are, in effect, replacing independent photojournalism with visual press releases.”

9. On March 10, 2014, after 21 years with the CBS network as its Washington bureau correspondent and occasional Evening News substitute anchor, Sharyl Attkisson resigned from CBS News, reportedly due to frustration over the network’s liberal bias and lack of dedication to investigative reporting.

10 . On March 21, 2014, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times’ foreign policy reporter James Risen called the Obama administration “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation,” and warned that the White House seeks to control the flow of information and those who refuse to play along “will be punished.” Risen also said “I think Obama hates the press.”

11. On Oct. 3, 2014, at a recent joint meeting of the American Society of News Editors, the Associated Press Media Editors and the Associated Press Photo Managers, the Associated Press’ Washington Bureau chief Sally Buzbee detailed 8 ways the Obama administration is restricting access to information.

12. On Oct. 25, 2014, speaking at a White House Correspondents’ Association seminar, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page called the Obama White House not only “more restrictive” but also “more dangerous” to the press than any other in history.

Karma is a bitch!

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~Eowyn