Category Archives: Republican Party

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.

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~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.

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~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

Indiana vs. Planned Parenthood: new law requires burial/cremation of all aborted babies

Fearing a tyrannical government, our Founding Fathers had the wisdom to design a polity with checks and balances every which way. One of those checks is federalism, wherein the national government in Washington, D.C., must share power with geographical units called states, who have their own political authority given to them by The People. (In contrast, in unitary or centralized polities like France, Japan, and China, the constituent territorial units — called regions, prefectures and provinces, respectively — exercise only whatever powers delegated to them by the central government.)

America’s federalism is codified in the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution, which states:

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

After the Center for Medical Progress exposed Planned Parenthood’s sale-for-profit of the body organs, parts, and tissue of aborted babies, Demonrats and 3 Republicans ensured the defeat of a Senate bill to defund the abortion mill. But America’s state governments are stepping up to the plate. Thus far, three states have revoked taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood’s abortion businessAlabama, Louisiana, and New Hampshire.

Update (Aug. 14, 2015): Arkansas became the 4th state to defund Planned Parenthood.

The latest state to exercise its 10th Amendment powers is Indiana.

Mike Pence

Steven Ertelt reports for Life News that on Aug. 10, 2015, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law a new measure mandating that aborted babies must be buried or cremated.

SEA 329, the aborted fetal remains bill, establishes rules as to how abortion facilities must dispose of aborted babies and allows the pregnant woman to choose a different method at her own expense (i.e. burial). Testimony had revealed that the Indianapolis Planned Parenthood facility was disposing of aborted babies down a drain into the sewer system.

Indiana State Senator Liz Brown

State Sen. Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne), the author of SEA 329, said:

“This law creates rules for how to appropriately dispose of aborted fetal remains. Establishing standards brings respect to the woman, abortion staff and the aborted child. These standards require the facility to dispose of the baby’s remains properly, unless the woman chooses to bury her baby. Hoosiers want their government to ensure the bodies of aborted babies are treated with dignity and this law accomplishes that.”

Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life, said, “We’re thankful for Gov. Pence’s commitment to the pro-life cause and for the legislators who boldy passed these bills. The aborted remains bill is especially timely, as Americans pause to consider what becomes of the tiny lives ended in abortion procedures. We believe the aborted remains bill provides dignity to the babies, their mothers and the abortion facility staff.”

Gov. Pence also took other actions related to Planned Parenthood:

  1. He directed the Indiana State Department of Health and the Office of the Indiana Attorney General to investigate Planned Parenthood facilities in Indiana to ensure compliance with SEA 329.
  2. He wrote to the Indiana Congressional Delegation regarding the series of undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of aborted fetal tissue, with copies (cc) to the U.S. Attorneys in the Northern and Southern Districts and county prosecutors in counties in which Planned Parenthood performs abortions (Marion, Monroe, Tippecanoe, and Lake).

Gov. Pence said in a statement:

Every Hoosier should be deeply troubled by allegations that Planned Parenthood affiliates are engaged in the trafficking of human remains. If true, this is not only illegal, it is morally reprehensible. Under federal and state law, the buying or selling of human body parts is a felony and, as Governor, I have an obligation to make sure this is not happening in Indiana.

For this reason, I have directed the Indiana State Department of Health to conduct an immediate investigation with the cooperation of the Office of the Attorney General of Indiana to determine whether Planned Parenthood affiliates in Indiana have engaged in any illegal activities with respect to the trafficking in or disposition of fetal tissue. Whatever one’s view on the issue of abortion, Hoosiers can be assured that we will make certain that this appalling practice is not taking place in Indiana.

So far, 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. Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has been selling body parts from aborted babies for as much as 15 years.

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 nationwide organization, with abortion accounting for 94% of its business.

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~Éowyn

Corrupt GOP is the reason there is a Donald Trump

In spite of the media-contrived brouhaha about Donald Trump’s alleged put down of Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, which resulted in Trump being dis-invited from a major gathering in Atlanta, he remains popular with likely Republican primary voters.

According to the latest NBC News Online Poll conducted by SurveyMonkey, Trump is at the top of the list of GOP candidates that Republican primary voters would cast a ballot for if the primary were being held right now.

The overnight poll was conducted for 24 hours from Friday evening into Saturday, during which Trump was in the headlines due to his alleged veiled reference to Kelly’s menstruation. None of that stopped Trump from coming in at the top of the poll with 23%. Sen. Ted Cruz — who is not a Natural Born U.S. citizen, but no one cares — was a distant second, with 13%.

See “Republican Sen. Ted Cruz announces presidential campaign, but is he eligible?” and “Is Ted Cruz an advocate of a North American Union?

Trump

In a commentary, “Dump Trump?,”for the Tea Party group TPATH, Dwight Kehoe points out that the GOP is precisely the reason why Donald Trump, whom the Republican élites fear and loath, is so popular.

Why, for instance is there a Donald Trump in this race? The answer, of course, is that there would be no Trump if our party stood its ground, said what needed to be said, refused to back down from statements which need to be stated and most of all, did for America what they promised to do.

Have you ever asked yourself:

  1. Why are most if not all our candidates […] spineless?  
  2. Why do they fear and abhor those who are not?
  3. Why won’t they just answer a question or give an opinion without a thorough parsing of thoughts and a delicate calculation on each and every word they use? 

Their every action, their every thought, their every utterance and their very world is and has been controlled by the fear of the twisted and mangled, manipulated and misrepresented statement. So, once again, why do they allow this environment where they operate to prevail? Well, mostly because they enjoy the nice easy life they are living and that takes precedent over all things, including any silly oath they took to protect and defend the Constitution. These people and those attitudes are why we find ourselves in such dire straits. These people, your GOP, your so called leaders are the reason there is a Donald Trump.

Nature detests a void.  The American people have a need for a leader, a fearless leader, one who will fill that void which has for far too long been engulfed in a jungle of liberal programs and feckless phony RINO opposition. Now comes a man. Not on white stallion with glimmering credentials, nor one  showered under the glow of a heavenly halo. But a man. A man willing to take on the enemies of your freedom. A man willing to spend millions and lose millions to help his country reverse its march towards an economic and Constitutional collapse.

A man who does not fear the fools in the media, does not sit and nod, smile and grin, while his positions are attacked, his ideas perverted and his intentions maligned. We have now a man who will not allow those attacks to go unaddressed. A man who will not wallow in fear, but will, without hesitance battle our enemies wherever he encounters them, whether it be a high brow black tie dinner or in the slimy pig sty of progressive politics. […]

Is he perfect?

No!

Does he offer something that we have never seen in American politics?

Yes!

So if you are thinking Trump made a comment that is not presidential and you believe he intended to say something he says he did not say just because his enemies in the media and in the GOP establishment say they know better than he what he meant when he said what he said, then go my friend and rejoin the pansy GOP. But remember if you keep voting for those who have given us what we got, we will continue to get what they are giving.

One thing can be promised. If you abandon this guy now, those Lilly Livered Republicans who have helped the left destroy this country, will see what speaking out gets you and will, if it is even possible, fall further into the acquiescence of political correctness.

While TPATH has not as yet endorsed any candidate we do not ever intend to abandon Trump so long as he is saying what needs to be said. Crude sometimes? Yes! Is that not what we have been waiting for. What this country needs? With his belief that what is in his heart needs no parsing, he will many times leave the door open to word jockey scoundrels.

Why has Trump arisen from the desert of non-compliance to irritate the Republican establishment. They had better begin to look at that reason. The American people have.

This country, our America, has arrived at a place and time, where we do need a Donald Trump. We should all thank God we now have the chance to have a Donald Trump. It will take some courage to withstand the onslaught. He has it, do you?

Contact TPATH here.

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~Éowyn

Reasons #2,666 and #2,667 not to vote for Hillary

Hillary with Satan's helpers

On Thursday (Aug. 6), while the 17 GOP contenders were having their debates, Hillary Clinton was in Los Angeles.

That night, she went to a fundraiser thrown for her by Justin Bieber’s manager. (Variety)

People at the event were told not to take pictures of Hillary, but she made an exception for fame whore, Kim Kardashian, and her husband, Kanye West.

Kim’s claims to fame are a “leaked” (wink, wink) homemade porno tape and her humongous butt.

Kim Kardashian

For his part, West is so grandiose, he compared himself to Jesus and posed as Jesus wearing a crown of thorns on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

~Éowyn