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Mitt Romney Fights Heavyweight Boxing Champ Evander Holyfield

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Mitt Romney lasts 2 rounds against Holyfield in boxing match
By BRIAN SKOLOFF (Associated Press)
May 16, 2015 1:35 AM
AP – Sports

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring Friday at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City.

Romney, 68, and Holyfield, 52, sparred, if you could call it that, for just two short rounds before Romney ran away from the boxer and threw in the towel, giving up a round early in the lighthearted fight that came amid several other fights by professional boxers and an auction.

The two barely threw any punches and largely just danced around, occasionally lightly jabbing each other in the midsection in what was much more of a comedic event than an actual bout.

The black-tie affair raised money for the Utah-based organization CharityVision, which helps doctors in developing countries perform surgeries to restore vision in people with curable blindness.

Romney’s son Josh Romney, who lives in Utah, serves as a volunteer president for CharityVision.

Corporate sponsorships for the event ranged from $25,000 to $250,000. Organizers say they raised at least $1 million.

”He said, ‘You know what? You float like a bee and sting like a butterfly,”’ Romney said after the fight.

Attendees just enjoyed the festive atmosphere and the chance to see Romney in the ring.

”Oh, it was great. I was very proud of Mitt,” said Katie Anderson, who attended the event with her husband.

”I was happy it went to the second round,” Devin Anderson said.

Romney, the most-high profile Mormon in America, is hugely popular in the state, where more than 60 percent of the residents are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Beyond his religious connections, the former Massachusetts governor is remembered by many for turning around Salt Lake City’s 2002 Winter Olympics after a bribery scandal.

Romney has recently built a home in the Salt Lake City area and registered as a Utah voter.

News media are big donors to Hillary’s corrupt Clinton Foundation

More than a dozen media organizations, including NBC, Fox, Turner Broadcasting, Reuters, and the conservative NewsMax — the very news media who cover Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign — are big donors to her Clinton Foundation that is accused of trading State Department favors to foreign governments in return for their lucrative “donations.”

(See “Hillary and Bill Clinton got millions in bribes from foreign ‘entities’ in exchange for State Dept favors“)

How is this not a conflict of interest?

Ministry of Truth

Dylan Byers writes for Politico, May 15, 2015, that more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the non-profit tax-exempt Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundation’s records show.

The donations, which range from the low-thousands to the millions, provide a picture of the media industry’s ties to the Clinton Foundation at a time when one of its most notable personalities, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, is under scrutiny for his previously undisclosed $75,000 contribution to the Foundation.

The following list, organized by the size of the “contribution,” includes news media organizations, companies, and individuals that have donated to the Clinton Foundation.

$1,000,000-$5,000,000

  1. Carlos SlimChairman & CEO of Telmex, largest New York Times shareholder.
  2. James Murdoch, Chief Operating Officer of 21st Century Fox, the holdings of which include the Fox Entertainment Group—owners of the 20th Century Fox film studio and Fox television network.
  3. Newsmax Media, Florida-based conservative media network.
  4. Thomson Reuters, owner of the Reuters news service.

$500,000-$1,000,000

  1. Google
  2. News Corporation Foundation, philanthropic arm of former Fox News parent company.

$250,000-$500,000

  1. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Publisher
  2. Richard Mellon Scaife, the supposedly conservative owner of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

$100,000-$250,000

  1. Abigail Disney, documentary filmmaker
  2. Bloomberg Philanthropies
  3. Howard Stringer, former CBS, CBS News and Sony executive
  4. Intermountain West Communications Company, local television affiliate owner (formerly Sunbelt Communications)

$50,000-$100,000

  1. Bloomberg L.P.
  2. Discovery Communications Inc.
  3. George Stephanopoulos, ABC News chief anchor and chief political correspondent
  4. Mort Zuckerman, owner of New York Daily News and U.S. News & World Report
  5. Time Warner Inc., owner of CNN parent company Turner Broadcasting

$25,000-$50,000

  1. AOL
  2. HBO
  3. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, presenters of the Golden Globe Awards
  4. Viacom, a 2005 spinoff  from CBS Corporation

$10,000-$25,000

  1. Knight Foundation, non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting journalism
  2. Public Radio International
  3. Turner Broadcasting, parent company of CNN
  4. Twitter

$5,000-$10,000

  1. Comcast, parent copmany of NBCUniversal
  2. NBC Universal, parent company of NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC
  3. Public Broadcasting Service

$1,000-$5,000

  1. Robert Allbritton, owner of POLITICO parent company Capitol News Group

$250-$1,000

  1. AOL Huffington Post Media Group
  2. Hearst Corporation
  3. Judy Woodruff, PBS Newshour co-anchor and managing editor
  4. The Washington Post Company

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~Éowyn

Let’s have a WRITING contest for the next great American novel!

FOTM is taking a brief vacation from our world-famous caption contest. Instead, we’ll have a new kind of contest.

Are you ready for the challenge?

It was a dark and stormy night

Do you have the “write” stuff?

FOTM’s Mike has been posting a series of tips for writing to encourage all of us to help change our culture toward the good by writing. In his words:

Today we have a nation that has turned its back on God, honor, and beauty, and embraced all manner of sin. This is due, in large part, to the influence of culture and art. This is not an accident…. It is deliberate…. This series, The Write Stuff, is about reclaiming that culture. It’s for writers and novelists who are dedicated to using their talent to honor God, elevate men and women, and add beauty to the world. If that sounds like you, welcome aboard!

Despite our best intentions, however, all our efforts are for naught if no one reads what we write.

And that’s where Mike’s tips come in — to help us write well, so people will read what we write and, together, we’ll turn our wretched culture around.

Thus far, Mike has provided us with useful instructions and advice on:

Here are the Writing Contest instructions:

  • Enter the contest by submitting the opening paragraph (or two) of your story or novel 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 winnow the submissions to a select few, then you — our readers — will vote for the winner in a separate poll.

To get the contest going, here’s Mike’s opening paragraphs of his teen detective novel:

It was a crime that Mr. Kingman never expected, and that scared him half to death.

The math teacher had returned home after a day at work to find his living room window shattered, his front door left ajar, and his apartment ransacked.

The thieves had stolen Mr. K’s laptop computer and his prized collection of rare stamps. There were glistening stains of blood on the broken glass strewn across his floor, and more blood splattered across the top of his desk where his laptop had been.

Even now, two days later, as his heels clicked down the hall to his eighth grade class at St. Mary’s Elementary School, he felt a cold shiver run up his spine as he thought about the crime.

After reading that, don’t you want to dash out and buy Mike’s novel? :D

So put your thinking caps on, and write that first brilliant paragraph (or two) of your best-seller!

This writing contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

For the winners of our last caption contest, click here.

~Éowyn

FCC commissioner warns about political censorship of websites; is threatened for opposing net neutrality

Ajit Pai is one of two Republicans on the board of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and he’s warning that the federal government will use net neutrality to censor political content on websites. That, of course, is a violation of the American people’s right of free speech that’s guaranteed by the United States Constitution.

For his warnings, Pai has received threats to him and his family.

Ajit Pai

Rudy Takala reports for CNS News that speaking on a panel at the annual “Right Online” conference in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 2, 2015, FCC member Ajit Pai said he foresees a future in which federal regulators will seek to regulate websites based on political content, using the power of the FCC or Federal Elections Commission (FEC).

Pai also revealed that his opposition to “net neutrality” regulations had resulted in personal harassment and threats to his family: 

“I can tell you it has not been an easy couple of months personally. My address has been publicly released. My wife’s name, my kids’ names, my kids’ birthdays, my phone number, all kinds of threats [have come] online.

Pai, one of two Republicans on the five-member FCC, has been an outspoken critic of net neutrality regulations passed by the agency on Feb. 26. The rules, which are set to take effect on June 12, reclassify Internet providers as utilities and command them not to block or “throttle” online traffic. But Pai said:

“I could easily see this migrating over to the direction of content… What you’re seeing now is an impulse not just to regulate the roads over which traffic goes, but the traffic itself. It is conceivable to me to see the government saying, ‘We think the Drudge Report is having a disproportionate effect on our political discourse. He doesn’t have to file anything with the FEC. The FCC doesn’t have the ability to regulate anything he says, and we want to start tamping down on websites like that’…. The First Amendment means not just the cold parchment that’s in the Constitution. It’s an ongoing cultural commitment, and I sense that among a substantial number of Americans and a disturbing number of regulators here in Washington that online speech is [considered] a dangerous brave new world that needs to be regulated.

In February, Pai co-authored an editorial with former FEC Chairman Lee Goodman that warned of efforts by those agencies to regulate content online.

In comments to CNSNews.com, Pai also talked about the FCC’s finances, the imposition of taxes on Internet usage, and subsidies for Internet service.

Internet tax: The reclassification of Internet providers as utilities allows the FCC to impose a “Universal Service Fund” (USF) tax on their revenue. The USF has grown exponentially in recent years, and presently stands at $12 billion annually – so large that the FCC has requested it be allowed to transfer $25 million of the money to its own budget to “administer” the fund. As a result, some in Congress have proposed limiting the size of the USF to $9 billion. Pai said the USF tax should be lower than what a majority of the FCC wants it to be… Whatever it is, there has to be a cap. What we’ve found is that USF funding has exploded over the past couple of years so that the USF tax is 67 percent higher than it was in 2009.”

Welfare programs of phone and Internet subsidies: Those USF taxes are being used to fund government programs such as the Lifeline program (commonly known as the Obama Phone program) and the E-Rate program that subsidizes broadband access for schools and libraries.

And the government wants to expand those programs, which means even higher USF taxes.

Pai is in favor of reducing the budget of the FCC:

We should deny funding for some of the things the FCC wants to spend money on. Any funds, for example, to enforce these net neutrality regulations, [and] this shift of $25 million from the Universal Service Fund to the FCC itself in order to pursue its own policy priorities – I think we need to do more with less. I don’t think we’re doing that by asking for a much higher budget.

~Éowyn

Georgia teacher forced to retire for telling students Obama is not a Christian

A middle school teacher in Dublin, Georgia, was removed from the classroom and forced into retirement because she told her students that Barack Obama is not a Christian.

On April 28, 2015, Dublin Schools Superintendent Chuck Ledbetter announced the retirement of Nancy Perry, while simultaneously apologizing to students and parents for Perry’s actions. He said:

“It is not the place of teachers to attempt to persuade students about religious or political beliefs. In doing so, the teacher was wrong and that has been communicated to her… Just as importantly, we are communicating this message to all staff of the school district.”

In March, Nancy Perry, a veteran teacher at Dublin Middle School, told her students that Obama is not a Christian and that anyone who had voted for him was not a Christian either.

A 12-year-old black boy in Perry’s class told his father, Jimmie Scott, who complained to the school board. Paraphrasing Perry’s alleged comments, Scott told WMAZ that Perry told her students, “If your parents voted for Obama, they’re evil and I don’t see how your parents could vote for someone that’s Muslim.”

Nancy Perry, Jimmie Scott, Chuck Ledbetter

Perry denies ever having made the comments and repeated the denial to a television station.

A Dublin County School Board meeting was set up to address the complaints, during which what Perry allegedly said to her students was read out loud in a complaint. The letter was then posted to the Laurens County GA Democratic Party’s Facebook page:

The teacher made several negative comments about the President, including that he is not a Christian as he claims to be. She said that any parent who supports him is not a Christian. She challenged her students to prove their Christianity.

Perry was joined at the meeting by her husband Bill Perry, who is a school board member and a former radio show host in Dublin, where his Saturday morning show touched on topics like same-sex marriage and religion. Parents saw his presence as a form of intimidation.

13WMAZ reported that Jimmie Scott said that in their meeting with Bill Perry they never discussed his wife’s “inflammatory comments made to children,” but instead they showed Scott “propaganda from the Internet.” “She [Nancy Perry] showed it to me and said, ‘See, Obama is a baby killer. He aborts babies at nine months old as they’re coming through the birth canal,’” said Scott.

A local chapter of the NAACP then stepped in and called for the resignation of Perry, along with her husband Bill, who is a long standing member of the Dublin County Board of Education. NAACP officials accused Bill Perry of “micromanaging” the schools and threatened to involve the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, an accrediting agency.

Superintendent Ledbetter said he will work closely with the Dublin Board of Education to schedule training sessions for the district’s professional staff, “ensuring that the administration, from the central office to the principal of each school, clearly and consistently communicate to teachers our expectations. We expect these subjects to become a regular part of our annual training of staff. We also intend to plan for greater emphasis within the curriculum on the contributions, history, and culture of diverse people groups.”

Ledbetter has ordered all school principals to call his office immediately when a school board member tries to get involved in day-to-day school activities. He said, “An individual board member should not participate in a parent/teacher or parent/principal conference nor should an individual board member in any way attempt to involve himself in a parental concern or a personnel matter at the school level. Again, this has been communicated directly to the board member by the board of education and made clear to the principals in our schools that this is not to be allowed. As regrettable as this incident is, we believe that we can build from it to make an even better school system for all of our children. We will continue to work to build our relationships with every student and with every family.”

Sources: Atlantic Journal-Constitution, IJReview, Daily Mail

Someone should ask Jimmie Scott how a Christian could three-times voted for infanticide, by voting against the Born Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 – a federal law, signed by President George W. Bush, which extends legal protection to an infant born alive after a failed attempt at induced abortion. Obama did just that when he was Illinois state senator.

Obama means to overturn both the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act and the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. If the latter were overturned, what will happen to babies born alive after a failed abortion? They will be left alone in a room, to slowly die from starvation and neglect.

Then there’s the fact that black babies are disproportionately aborted in the United States at a rate of 871 a day.

That’s how much of a “Christian” that Barack Obama is. /sarc

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~Éowyn

You now have another reason to avoid JC Penney: Eva Longoria

JC Penney Mother's Day ad

JC Penney Mother’s Day ad

JC Penney tried to increase sales with their pro-homosexual agenda. That didn’t work out so well. So now they are trying a brilliant new marketing ploy: Selling a line of home goods from a Latina actress who publicly trashes conservatives.

longoria and obama

Today.com: Eva Longoria’s new bedding line may bring her one step closer to your home.

Longoria pillow: On sale for $39.99

Longoria pillow: On sale for $39.99

“While it may come as a bit of a surprise, the bedding business is something Longoria has been preparing for since she was young. She told The Dallas Morning News that while growing up in Texas, she would sew her own curtains, duvet covers and pillows. “Decorative pillows were my specialty,” she said. “I used to make them for friends, too.”

Longoria's curtain panels: On sale for $69.99

Longoria’s curtain panels: On sale for $69.99

Blah, blah, blah. Read the rest here.

Eva Longoria has been vocal about her contempt for conservatives.

Obama campaign co-chair Eva Longoria

Obama campaign co-chair Eva Longoria

In September 2011, she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to gush about Skippy. She then trashed Americans who oppose her idol, calling us a “dangerous” “extremist movement”.

In October 2012, she re-tweeted the following (which she later deleted): “Women, minorities ‘stupid’ to vote for ‘racist/misogynistic’ Romney.” After this tweet, she blamed a Twitter gremlin for shameful retweets and eventually issued the go-to liberal non-apology: “‘sorry if people were offended”.

And because you conservative womyn aren’t smart enough to make up your own minds, she offered this advice in July 2012: “I don’t think it’s a hard choice if you’re a woman,” said Longoria during an Obama campaign event in Colorado over the weekend, according to The Denver Post.  “We have to get out there and tell (others) ‘If you’re a woman, there is no way you can vote Republican.’

I certainly won’t be buying any of her products. This picture sums up appropriately what Longoria makes of herself when she opens her mouth.

longoria behind obama2

DCG

Wayne Allyn Root on the GOP Dream Team

Wayne Allyn Root

The GOP keeps bringing a knife to a gun fight. The result is we’re getting killed. We’re getting killed even after we won the most historic landslide in modern history. It’s time to change strategy.

The media tells us to play nice, be ‘gentlemen’ and compromise. Look where it’s gotten us – a bankrupt country with over $18 trillion in debt and income taxes at the same level as bankrupt socialist Greece. Worse, the labor force participation rate is at all-time lows and more businesses fail each day than open.

We are facing the end of the America Dream and death of the greatest middle class in world history because we have played nice, acted like gentlemen and compromised. We’re standing around acting like “gentlemen” while Obama turns America into Detroit. Like that movie “Network” it’s time to open our window and scream “I’m not going to take it anymore!”

It’s time for a “GOP dream team” of street fighters to take on the evil that is destroying America by making us all dependent on big government. It’s time to kick ass and take no prisoners.
It’s time to get behind one nominee and then name our entire team and announce what that team will do to save the US economy… the middle class… and the American Dream.

It’s time to inspire passion and enthusiasm by showing we stand for something. That something is smaller government, lower taxes, less spending, pay down the debt, and giving more power to the citizens. Let the liberal media try to call that “extreme.” The American people will vote for that vision.

Liberals and the media told us we’d lose if we ran an “extremist” like Ronald Reagan. Instead, he won in two historic landslides. Since then, every milk-toast moderate we’ve run, George HW Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney lost.

The key to victory is the passion, energy, intensity and enthusiasm of your base, combined with inspiring independents and undecided voters by painting a picture of hope, prosperity and patriotism. You have to get people excited. Being “moderate” doesn’t excite anyone. Although it’s a little early for me to endorse anyone, here is a look at a potential “GOP DREAM TEAM.”

Scott Walker as the GOP presidential nominee. Here’s a man from the Midwest, without a college degree, with a blue-collar mentality. Here’s a man who fought the money and manpower of every union in America…and won. Not once, not twice, but three times in blue state Wisconsin. He didn’t do it with kindness. Despite death threats against his wife and children, Scott Walker never gave an inch. He turned a $3 billion deficit into a billion dollar surplus, then handed the money back to the taxpayers. That’s a fighter. That’s courage. That’s a leader with a spine, who won’t fold when the biased-liberal media tries to slander and destroy him. Walker’s a man bringing a bazooka to a gun fight.

His choices for Vice President are plentiful. The GOP bench is fantastic and diverse from Latino men like Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio…to women like Carly Fiorina, Governor Susanna Martinez and Governor Nikki Haley…to Libertarian heroes like Rand Paul…to a brilliant African American brain surgeon like Dr Ben Carson…to a genius policy wonk like Governor Bobby Jindal. The list is long.

We’ve been governed by inept political hacks for far too long. It is time for a dream team of experienced, committed adults who will kick ass and never fold when the going gets tough. The GOP Presidential nominee needs to name his entire dream team.

Do that and we’ll put the fear of God into liberals and the media. Here is how we differentiate ourselves, paint a picture of hope, and inspire our base! Here is how we win 270 electoral votes.

NAME OUR DREAM TEAM:

Attorney General of the United States – Ted Cruz. Let’s put a true defender of the Constitution in a place where he can do just that. Can you imagine the fear we’ll drive into the heads and hearts of law-breaking liberals and Marxists. No compromise, no mercy.

Treasury Secretary – Rand Paul. Put a Libertarian in charge of the economy, taxes and the IRS. Watch the US economy enjoy the greatest expansion in history with a true, free market Libertarian in charge. Rand Paul is a fighter. No compromise, no mercy.

Defense Secretary- Allen West. Here’s the man born to stand up for the honor of the military and defend the greatest nation in world history. No compromise, no mercy.

Secretary of State- you’re going to love this one: Donald Trump. Rather than weaklings afraid of their shadows, turn the world’s greatest, pit-bull negotiator loose on our adversaries like China and Russia. Let him negotiate the nuclear deal with Iran. No compromise, no mercy.

Chairman of the Federal Reserve – Dr. Ron Paul. The first father-son cabinet team will stand up to, audit, and rein in the Fed before the Fed destroys our economy. Ron Paul’s entire life has been preparation for this. No compromise, no mercy.

Homeland Security Secretary – Trey Gowdy. Protect our borders with common sense. No compromise, no mercy.

ICE- Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Need I say more?

Health & Human Services Secretary – Dr. Ben Carson. Here’s the guy born to dismantle Obamacare. No compromise, no mercy.

Labor Secretary- Darrell Issa. A street fighter who will stand up for America’s workers, not union bosses. No compromise, no mercy.

Energy Secretary- Sarah Palin. You want jobs? Take the shackles off and drill baby drill! No compromise, no mercy.

Commerce Secretary- Herman Cain. A brilliant businessman and unabashed capitalist who will get American working again. No compromise, no mercy.

Special Economic Advisors – Mitt Romney, Jack Welsh, Steve Wynn, Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump (doing double duty). Put politics aside and put people who understand business in charge of the economy. No compromise, no mercy.

Education Secretary- Bobby Jindal. Here’s the brightest guy in the room, bar none. Put him in charge of taking on the teachers unions with creative ideas to turn around our failing education system. No compromise, no mercy.

Now, a personal plug… put me, Wayne Allyn Root, in charge of the Small Business Administration. Small business is the economic engine of America. I know how to motivate, inspire and empower the millions of mom and pop businesses on Main Street, not Wall Street. I stand for giving power to small business, not the welfare state or illegal aliens. No compromise, no mercy.

This is how you win an election- by exciting and inspiring Americans with an experienced, all-star GOP Dream Team that actually stands for something- America first!

And…

This is how you tell liberals to go to hell.

Wayne Allyn Root, a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, is one of the most popular political and media stars in America. His columns and commentaries are read at the biggest political & news web sites in America- including FoxNews.com. He makes regular appearances at Fox News Channel, and hundreds of radio stations across the country. Wayne is a Capitalist Evangelist, entrepreneur and small businessman, home-school dad, best-selling author, and Tea Party Libertarian conservative. His web site: http://www.ROOTforAmerica.com