Category Archives: Conservatives

The Two Pigs Caption Contest

This is the 105th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

McCain & pig

The above pic was taken at a press conference on government spending on May 13, 2015.

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:

Income: $58,000+/yr disability pension from Navy 
Income: $174,000/yr as a U.S. senator 
Net worth: $21 million (from marrying rich) 
John McCain: Definition of a Fat Pig who has voted every time to cut veterans’ military pension 

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015.

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

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

fellowshipminds@gmail.com

Thank you!

~Éowyn

Pentagon/FBI investigate Ashley Madison hack, in fear of blackmail of government subscribers to adultery site

Daily Mail reports that on Aug. 20, 2015, the Impact Team hackers released a second, even bigger, 20GB cache of files exposing the 37 millions subscribers of the adultery website Ashley Madison (AM), according to Vice.

The Pentagon and the FBI may investigate the data leak, fearing that government AM subscribers may be blackmailed.

The new documents were dumped with a taunting message to the adultery website’s founder, millionaire CEO Noel Biderman: “Hey Noel, you can admit it’s real now.”

Noel Biderman

The Associated Press traced many of the accounts exposed by hackers back to federal workers and reviewed their credit-card transactions to identify them. Up to 15,000 names among the raw data are listed from email addresses with the domain names .mil or .gov — the official addresses of U.S government and military employees, including:

  • At least two assistant U.S. attorneys.
  • An information technology administrator in the Executive Office of the President.
  • A division chief, an investigator and a trial attorney in the Department of Justice. Some  DOJ employees appeared to use pre-paid credit cards to help preserve their anonymity but connected to the service from their office computers.
  • A government hacker and another employee who indicated he worked on a counter-terrorism response team at the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Workers in other Obama administration agencies, including the departments of State, Defense, Energy, Treasury, and Transportation.
  • Workers in the House and Senate.
  • Louisiana GOP Executive Director Jason Doré, who claimed he used the site for “opposition research,” but did not reveal on whose behalf he had accessed the site. Doré told NOLA.com that an account with his name and credit card information was used by his law firm, Doré Jeansonne. He said, “As the state’s leading opposition research firm, our law office routinely searches public records, online databases and websites of all types to provide clients with comprehensive reports. Our utilization of this site was for standard opposition research. Unfortunately, it ended up being a waste of money and time.”

Defense Secretary Ash Carter confirmed the Pentagon was looking into the list of people who used military email addresses. Adultery can be a criminal offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Many federal customers appeared to use non-government email addresses with handles such as ‘sexlessmarriage’, ‘soontobesingle’ or ‘latinlovers’.

In May, the Washington Post reported that D.C. had the highest rate of membership on Ashley Madison for the third year running and Capitol Hill was the neighborhood with the highest number of new recruits.

But according to the graphic below, São Paulo, Brazil, leads the world’s cities in the number of AM subscribers:

Ashley Madison accounts per city

Here are some other Ashley Madison subscribers from big institutions in addition to U.S. government workers:

  • Sony, Boeing and the United Nations are among those institutions whose domain names appear in the long lists of alleged users.
  • Staff of big banks also make regular appearances. Marketwatch counted up bank domain names to reveal 175 from Wells Fargo, 76 from Bank of America, 73 from Deutsche Bank, 51 from Citigroup, 45 from Goldman Sachs, 28 from PNC Bank, 15 at U.S. Bancorp, 14 at Bank of New York Mellon, 9 at J.P. Morgan Chase and 4 at Capital One.
  • At least 30 subscribers from the University of Texas.
  • The French leak monitoring firm CybelAngel said it counted 1,200 email addresses in the data dump with the .sa suffix, suggesting users were connected to Saudi Arabia, where adultery is punishable by death.

world map of Ashley Madison subscribers

So far, the most famous name to be exposed as an AM subscriber is 27-year-old Josh Duggar of the pious Duggar family, whose “19 Kids and Counting” reality TV show recently was canceled by TLC because a police report revealed that when he was 15, Josh had molested 5 girls, including his own sisters. He was never charged with a crime for the incidents as by the time police learned of the offenses the statue of limitations had passed, and his parents did not notify authorities after learning about their son’s actions.

Josh Duggar

Josh owned not just one, but owned several AM accounts. He indicated he was looking for “conventional sex, experimenting with sex toys, one-night stands, sharing fantasies, sex talk” and more. His profile said he was looking for “naughty girl, aggressive/take charge girl, high sex drive and creative and adventurous.”

According to Gawker, “Someone using a credit card belonging to a Joshua J. Duggar, with a billing address that matches the home in Fayetteville, Arkansas owned by his grandmother Mary – a home that was consistently on their now-cancelled TV show, and in which Anna Duggar gave birth to her first child – paid a total of $986.76 for two different monthly Ashley Madison subscriptions from February of 2013 until May of 2015.” A second Josh Duggar account was created in July 2013 “that was linked to his home in Oxon Hill, Maryland.”

Josh lived at the Maryland residence with his wife and children while working as a family values lobbyist for the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., which promotes marriage and family values and opposes abortion, divorce and pornography.

Josh posted a public apology, admitting being unfaithful to his wife and living a double life, saying: “I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife. I am so ashamed of the double life that I have been living and am grieved for the hurt, pain and disgrace my sin has caused my wife and family, and most of all Jesus and all those who profess faith in Him. I brought hurt and a reproach to my family, close friends and the fans of our show with my actions that happened when I was 14-15 years old, and now I have re-broken their trust. The last few years, while publicly stating I was fighting against immorality in our country, I was hiding my own personal failings. As I am learning the hard way, we have the freedom to choose to our actions, but we do not get to choose our consequences. I deeply regret all hurt I have caused so many by being such a bad example. I humbly ask for your forgiveness. Please pray for my precious wife Anna and our family during this time.”

Blah, blah, blah.

Government workers contacted by the AP were similarly contrite.

A DOJ investigator said, “I was doing some things I shouldn’t have been doing.” Asked about the threat of blackmail, the investigator said if prompted he would reveal his actions to his family and employer to prevent it because “I’ve worked too hard all my life to be a victim of blackmail.”

This second cache was also dumped on the dark web, which requires specific software for access, which means the information cannot be accessed by regular search engines. But other non-dark web sites have posted the hacked information. Several searchable databases of names, emails and sexual fantasies linked to the first data leak had to shut down within minutes of going live because they could not cope with demand from suspicious spouses.

Meanwhile, the hackers claim they have naked pictures of thousands of AM members, and sexually explicit chats between members.

One of the documents in the second cache of hacked Ashley Madison data shows the adultery website was aware of the privacy dangers and even discussed a potential security breach. A file called “Areas of concern – customer data.docx” shows that an AM worker had flagged potential hacking hazards.

Expect a torrent of lawsuits against Ashley Madison. Hopefully, Noel Biderman will be bankrupted and go out of business.

See also:

~Éowyn

Thousands protest Planned Parenthood across America

Yesterday, untold numbers of Americans turned out in front of some 320 Planned Parenthood (PP) clinics across the Untied [sic] States to protest against:

Peter Holley reports for The Washington Post, Aug. 22, 2015:

Thousands of antiabortion activists descended upon Planned Parenthood clinics on Saturday to participate in a nationwide protest aimed at cutting off federal funding for the controversial health-care organization.

The demonstrations unfolded at about 320 clinics around the nation, according to organizers, with some gatherings drawing a few dozen protesters and others drawing hundreds and perhaps thousands more.

The protests kicked off at 9 a.m. Saturday and included speakers, prayer groups and chants, as well as signs distributed by organizers that said “Planned Parenthood sells baby parts.”

Though the official number of protesters was not immediately available, organizers billed the effort as the largest-ever rally against the health-care provider. Monica Miller, the director of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, one of the participating groups, told USA Today that previous protests have drawn thousands of protesters, but hundreds of simultaneous protests have never taken place on the same day.

“We want to draw attention to the injustice of legalized abortion,” she said. “The American public needs to be awakened to the atrocity of what is happening to innocent unborn children.”

Here are some of the protests, from tweets sent by participants:

Protest PP Aurora ILProtest PP Falls Church VAProtest PP Lincoln NebraskaProtest PP Plano TXProtest PP SE HoustonProtest PP St Paul MNProtest PP Toledo OHProtestPP Columbus OH

Abortion in America disproportionately impacts blacks. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), black women make up 12.3% of the female population in America, but accounted for more than one-third or 36.4% of all U.S. abortions in 2006.

But I don’t see black Americans in these photos, do you?

#BlackLivesMustNotMatter. (See also “Wife of AG Eric Holder co-owns an abortion clinic building“)

Eric Ferrero, Planned Parenthood VP

Eric Ferrero, vice president of Planned Parenthood, said in a statement: “These rallies are meant to intimidate and harass our patients, who rely on our nonprofit health centers for basic, preventive health care. The people behind these protests have a clear political agenda: They want to ban abortion, and block women and men from accessing basic reproductive health care.”

Damn right you are, Eric Ferrero.

We also want to strip you of your 6-figures taxpayer-paid PP salary.

~Éowyn

Don’t fall for the “Snopes CEO arrested for fraud” story

Conservative blogs are abuzz with news from The People’s Cube that Snopes.com’s CEO has been arrested for fraud.

Here’s the pull quote from the Aug. 6, 2015, People’s Cube article, “Snopes.com CEO arrested on charges of fraud and corruption“:

Snopes.com owners Barbara and David Mikkelson were detained by police today after an unrelated investigation of a Snopes.com editor led police onto a paper trail of corruption, bribery, and fraud at the very heart of the fact-checking organization. Evidence obtained by police has revealed that Snopes.com, which markets itself as “the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation,” has a history of accepting money and favors from left-leaning and pro-Islamic political groups and individuals for helping them to advance their cause by rigging public discourse with selective fact-finding and deliberate manipulation of public opinion.

If you’re cheering this, and thinking of reblogging or linking the article, DON’T.

It’s NOT true.

Rule No. 1:

Always be suspicious if a blog post or article does not cite or embed a link to its news source.

A piece of news such as Snopes’ CEO being arrested should identify its news source — a newspaper, a TV station, or a news agency like the AP. But this report doesn’t.

That’s because it’s a made-up story. The People’s Cube is a satire, faux news site — yet another The Onion wannabe. From Wikipedia:

The People’s Cube is a U.S. based satirical conservative website that was launched April 1, 2005

People’s Cube’s founder is Oleg Atbashian, who was a propaganda artist for the former Soviet Union before he moved to the U.S. in 1994. He writes under the pseudonym “Red Square.”

When he arrived in the U.S., Atbashian was puzzled by the “level of delusional affection for all things Left among the liberal intellectual elites who take America’s exclusive well-being for granted.” He founded The People’s Cube, hoping that it be a site of political humor and parody for “conservatives, libertarians, objectivists, and anyone who supports and celebrates America’s freedoms, individual rights, and capitalism.”

In all fairness to Atbashian, People’s Cube doesn’t pretend to deliver real news, as you can see from its tongue-in-cheek masthead:

The People's Cube

 ~Éowyn

Planned Parenthood horror: Baby’s heart beats during harvesting of his brain

Yesterday morning, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released the 7th video in their exposé of Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts.

In this new video, which is the most disturbing yet, former StemExpress procurement technician Holly O’Donnell describes the heart of a late-term or partial-birth aborted baby boy at Planned Parenthood’s mega-clinic in San Jose, CA. His little heart started beating again after O’Donnell’s supervisor tapped on it (4:25 mark). O’Donnell was then told to cut through the baby’s face to get, i.e., harvest, his brain.

Holly O'Donnell

Note: StemExpress is a thriving “biotechnology” company in northern California which is in the business of procuring and selling human tissue and body parts, including those of aborted babies. StemExpress tried, unsuccessfully, to have the courts block Center for Medical Progress videos that feature StemExpress. With the negative publicity generated by CMP’s exposé of Planned Parenthood, the company has now disassociated itself from PP.

CMP investigators learned during the 2½-year-long Human Capital undercover PP study that, shockingly, born-alive babies are a common phenomenon in the abortion industry. CMP project leader David Daleiden explains that when fetal organs are being harvested, the abortion doctor must not poison the baby because doing so would poison the organs and tissues, rendering them useless for sale to bio-research companies and organizations, like . The baby, therefore, must be extracted as intact as possible. A live delivery, therefore, is the “best case scenario” for organ harvesting, which is “prima facie evidence of born live infant cases.

In the video, Advanced BioScience Resources’ procurement manager Perrin Larton says “I literally had have women come in and go in the OR [operating room] and they’re back out in 3 minutes, and so I thought ‘what’s going on?’. Oh yeah, the fetus was already in the vaginal canal. When we put her in the stirrups, it just fell out.”

Perrin Larton

Note: Advanced BioScience Resources (ABR) is a privately-held company in Alameda, California — a “non-commercial biological research organization” that was established in 1989. It is owned by Linda Tracy, a registered nurse. The New York Times calls ABR a “non-profit procurement company” that’s “the other (in addition to StemExpress) major supplier of fetal tissue”. ABR has 12 employees and recent sales of about $1.4 million. NYT says “ABR documents say its products have been used in H.I.V. research by medical researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. Tissue from the company has also been used at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and has been involved elsewhere in research on transplants.”

Tracy told NYT that “we talk directly with the abortion providers,” which means her non-profit company procures fetal organs and tissue from Planned Parenthood. Aping PP’s CEO Cecile Richards’ claim that aborted organs and tissue are sold not for profit but only to “recoup costs,” Tracy insisted that PP does not profit from its sales. That’s a lie. In her Congressional testimony, Abby Johnson, a former clinic director of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, said that at the PP clinic she had worked in, one “fetal tissue specimen” sold for $100, and that the per day sales were as much as $5,000 or $120,000 per month, which is most “certainly not recouping costs.”

The Center for Medical Progress is a 501(c)3 non-profit and relies on our support to continue producing and releasing video and other evidence on Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby parts. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation, no matter how small the amount: http://www.centerformedicalprogress.org/donate/

I wouldn’t ask you to donate if I haven’t done so myself, twice.

Four states have revoked taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood’s abortion businessAlabama, Louisiana, New Hampshire, and Arkansas.

12 states have launched investigations into Planned Parenthood’s abortion and organ harvesting business: South Carolina,Florida, Tennessee, Massachusetts, KansasMissouri, Arizona, IndianaOhio,Georgia, Texas and Louisiana.

Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are adamant on opposing any defunding of Planned Parenthood. Last year, taxpayers were forced, against our conscience, to pay some $500 million to “subsidize” the for-profit Planned Parenthood, 94% of its business is abortion.

Meanwhile, not a word from the pulpits denouncing this ongoing evil. Shame on you who call yourselves ministers, rabbis, imams, priests, bishops, archbishops, cardinals, and pope.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV, CSM, maziel and Anon.

See also:

~Éowyn

1 in 10 U.S. births are born to illegals & Donald Trump’s plan

Mothers and their babies march down Broadway for a May Day rally at Los Angeles City Hall. (Luis Sinco / LAT) May 1, 2007

Women and their anchor babies march in a 2007 (Marxist) May Day rally, Los Angeles.

The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizenship to every child born in America. Section 1 of Amendment XIV says:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.

That law is being widely abused.

The above CBS news video says:

  • 300,000 babies born every year in the Untied [sic] States are born to mothers who are here illegally.
  • 40% of the babies in McAllen Texas Medical Center are born to illegals. The Center has delivered babies from women still wet from swimming across the Mexican-U.S. border. U.S. hospitals are mandated to treat all emergency room patients.
  • Fabiola, a Mexican woman illegally crossed the Mexican border into the U.S. when she was 6 months pregnant for the express purpose of giving birth here so that her child is a U.S. citizen by virtue of the 14th Amendment. Via her “anchor baby,” Fabiola no longer needs fear being deported. She will also become a U.S. citizen herself by having her anchor baby be her sponsor. To add insult upon injury, she gave birth to her anchor baby via a $47,000 C-section that was paid for by U.S. taxpayers.
  • Nor is Fabiola alone. She said on camera that many Mexican women do the same thing.
  • Each year, the government taxpayers spend $1.1 billion on the health care of illegals.

Donald Trump has published a position paper entitled “Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again.” It is available on the Trump campaign website, here.

In an article for American Thinker, Alan Wall summarizes the Trump plan:

  1. Triple the number of ICE  [Immigration and Customs  Enforcement] officers.
  2. Nationwide e-verify.
  3. Mandatory return of criminal aliens.
  4. Detention, not catch-and-release.
  5. Defund sanctuary cities.
  6. Enhanced penalties for overstaying a visa.
  7. Cooperate with local gang task forces.
  8. End birthright citizenship.

Wall left out a #9 to Trump’s immigration reform plan:

9. Build a wall — a massive, impenetrable wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to keep out illegals “immigrants”. Trump says seismic and other equipment could detect and stop any underground tunnels to circumvent the wall. (Washington Post)

Orly Taitz, Esq., maintains that cancelling U.S. financial aid to Mexico for just one year would pay for the wall.

Mexico is one of the top 10 recipients of U.S. foreign aid — $757.7 million in fiscal year 2010. That figure does not include the $millions more that the U.S. is helping Mexico save by taking any and all Mexicans who illegally crosses the border.

H/t Gateway Pundit

See also Obama’s insidious plan to use immigrants to eventually take over America, their unwitting host: “190 U.S. cities are hosts to immigrant ‘seedlings’ to create ‘a country within a country’“.

~Éowyn

California city councilman threatened with criminal prosecution for opposing homosexual marriage

A few years before he died on April 17, 2015, reflecting on the increasing secularization and anti-Christianity of our perilous times, Cardinal Francis George predicted:

“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square.”

We can already see the outlines of one of George’s predictions.

Already, Christian-owned businesses, like bakeries, which refuse to cater to homosexual marriage have been prosecuted. Now, a city councilman is threatened with criminal prosecution for voicing his disapproval of homosexuals’ use of the rainbow flag as their emblem.

Last Tuesday, August 11, 2015, the city council of Newport Beach, California, voted 4-3 to disassociate themselves from an email sent to his constituents by one of their own, Councilman Scott Peotter, on the recent Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision on same-sex, i.e., homosexual marriage.

Peotter noted the irony of the LGBT movement’s use of the rainbow as their emblem, when the rainbow was originally given by God as a sign to Noah after the Great Flood, which the Creator had sent because of humanity’s sinfulness. (See Trail Dust’s “Who really owns the rainbow?“)

City Councilman Keith Curry went further than disassociating himself from Peotter’s email. Curry pushed the city council to formally censure Peotter, and to refer Peotter to the District Attorney for prosecution ostensibly because Peotter had used a picture of the Newport Beach City Seal in the background of his email.

Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry

Local LGBT activists expressed dissatisfaction with the city council’s Tuesday night vote, claiming Peotter’s comments were hate speech and created a hostile work environment.

Stepping into the fray is the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI). Their attorneys sent a letter to the City Council, cautioning them against punishing Peotter for his exercise of free speech.

PJI president Brad Dacus warns:

“It is alarming that some politicians and activists now believe that expressing support for traditional marriage should be prosecuted. This situation should be a wake-up call to all Americans. We face an ominous future of further repression, coercion and censorship unless we speak and act now in defense of our constitutional freedoms.

If Councilman Keith Curry wants to criminalize opposition to “gay” marriage, I suggest he should begin with the four justices on the Supreme Court who voted “no” on making homosexual marriage a new constitutional right. (See “Judicial Tyranny: Dissenting opinions on Supreme Court’s ruling on homosexual marriage”)

Thankfully, Curry will be term-limited out of the city council next year. His email address is curryk@pfm.com.

Send Councilman Peotter a word of support! His email address is SPeotter@NewportBeachCa.gov.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV and Cal Catholic

~Éowyn