Category Archives: United States

Man spent $30,000 to go to Super Bowl

I’m constantly amazed by how people spend money.

This man spent $30,000 to attend Sunday’s Super Bowl 50.

Justin Kerrigan

Interviewed by NBC Bay Area when his plane landed in San Francisco, Denver Broncos fan Justin Kerrigan said he spent $21,000 on four tickets, i.e., $5,250 per ticket.

Including hotel and meals, altogether Kerrigan spent $30,000 on the whole trip.

And his wife doesn’t know.

My people-finder search engine says there are two men named Justin Kerrigan in the United States who are of about the same age as the guy in the news video — early 30s. Neither is wealthy: One lives in a 2 bedroom-1 bath house (zestimate $88,232) in West Mifflin, PA; the other in a 3 bedroom-1.5 bath townhouse condo (zestimate $206,720) in Haverhill, MA.

Would you spend that kind of money on the Super Bowl, even if you have $30,000 to spare?

~Eowyn

Republicans Who Will Reinstate The Draft

can·non fod·der – noun
soldiers regarded merely as material to be expended in war

draft-women

Photo from an article in Las Vegas Review Journal

BREITBART: Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie Say Women Must Register For Wartime Emergency

by JORDAN SCHACHTEL | 7 Feb 2016 | Washington, DC

The Republican establishment hopefuls in the 2016 race want the government to make women sign up for the modern version of the emergency military draft…

Read the whole article.


Please note Dr. Eowyn’s article, The biggest Wall Street whores among 2016 presidential candidates are… 

Her article names Bush, Clinton, Cruz and Rubio as the candidates who are most heavily funded by Wall Street and other agenda-driven PACs.

Conclusion:
The candidates most likely to draft our loved ones against their will, are also the ones with the most strings attached to shadowy money sources!

Hmmmm…

Bernie Sanders supporters’ knowledge summed up in one Tumblr post…

feel the bern

Hint: Civics is not their strong suit.

This is an actual post I saw being shared all over Tumblr Saturday night:

please remember

not many are aware, but a president is extremely, extremely, extremelyyy limited without a supporting senate and congress.

for example, if the majority of the party is republican, as it is with Obama, most of the bills and “promises” brought up will be vetoed and denied by the congress without us knowing, thus resulting in us blaming the president when in reality, the president needs OUR help even after being selected.

voting does NOT stop after the presidential election. the president of your choice winning does NOT mean the fight is over.

if you support and want all the things Bernie Sanders is in favor of, and want to see change, please vote for a senate and congress that will support and pass these ideas as well.

so if you’re “feeling the Bern”, don’t be upset if you don’t get the free college tuition. so please, please, please, PLEASE…vote for a respectful, progressive, open minded senate & congress (:

I’m guessing this person has never heard of the power of executive orders? Have they heard about the separation of powers?

I’m guessing this person doesn’t know how Obamacare was passed?

Since when does Congress veto bills?

I’m guessing this person doesn’t know that there are plenty of ways to locate bills that were introduced and determine if they were “vetoed” or “denied” (i.e., their final status)?

By “respectful” and “open minded”, does this person mean passing a bill so that we can find out what is in it? How progressive!

We. Are. DOOMED.

bernie sanders free stuff

DCG

An eagle named Freedom

Jeff Guidry is a rock and rhythm-and-blues guitarist who lives in Monroe, Washington, and volunteers his spare time working as a member of the educational team at the Sarvey Wildlife Care Center in Everett, Washington which provides food, shelter, and rehabilitation to orphaned and injured wildlife.

Beginning in August 1998, Jeff and the staff at Sarvey spent weeks nursing a baby bald eagle back to health. The eagle, named Freedom, had been brought in emaciated and covered in lice, with two broken wings. In 2008, Guidry recounted his 10 years with Freedom and his own battle with cancer, which had gone viral as an email.

Below is Guidry’s account.

Freedom and Jeff

 An Eagle Named Freedom

Freedom and I have been together 10 years this summer.

She came in as a baby in 1998 with two broken wings. Her left wing doesn’t open all the way even after surgery, it was broken in four places.

She’s my baby.

When Freedom came in she could not stand and both wings were broken. She was emaciated and covered in lice. We made the decision to give her a chance at life, so I took her to the vets office.

From then on, I was always around her. We had her in a huge dog carrier with the top off, and it was loaded up with shredded newspaper for her to
lay in. I used to sit and talk to her, urging her to live, to fight; and she would lay there looking at me with those big brown eyes. We also had to tube feed her for weeks.

This went on for 4-6 weeks, and by then she still couldn’t stand. It got to the point where the decision was made to euthanize her if she couldn’t stand in a week. You know you don’t want to cross that line between torture and rehab, and it looked like death was winning.

She was going to be put down that Friday, and I was supposed to come in on that Thursday afternoon. I didn’t want to go to the center that Thursday, because I couldn’t bear the thought of her being euthanized; but I went anyway, and when I walked in everyone was grinning from ear to ear.

I went immediately back to her cage; and there she was, standing on her own, a big beautiful eagle. She was ready to live. I was just about in tears by then. That was a very good day.

We knew she could never fly, so the director asked me to glove train her. I got her used to the glove, and then to jesses, and we started doing education programs for schools in western Washington. We wound up in the newspapers, radio (believe it or not) and some TV. Miracle Pets even did a show about us.

In the spring of 2000, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I had stage 3, which is not good (one major organ plus everywhere), so I wound up doing 8 months of chemo. Lost the hair – the whole bit. I missed a lot of work. When I felt good enough, I would go to Sarvey Wildlife and take Freedom out for walks. Freedom would also come to me in my dreams and help me fight the cancer. This happened time and time again.

Fast forward to November 2000, the day after Thanksgiving. I went in for my last checkup. I was told that if the cancer was not all gone after 8 rounds of chemo, then my last option was a stem cell transplant. Anyway, they did the tests; and I had to come back Monday for the results. I went in Monday, and I was told that all the cancer was gone.

So the first thing I did was get up to Sarvey and take the big girl out for a walk. It was misty and cold. I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill.

I hadn’t said a word to Freedom, but somehow she knew. She looked at me and wrapped both her wings around me to where I could feel them pressing in on my back (I was engulfed in eagle wings), and she touched my nose with her beak and stared into my eyes, and we just stood there like that for I don’t know how long.

That was a magic moment. We have been soul mates ever since she came in. This is a very special bird.

On a side note: I have had people who were sick come up to us when we are out, and Freedom has some kind of hold on them. I once had a guy who was
terminal come up to us and I let him hold her. His knees just about buckled and he swore he could feel her power course through his body. I have so many stories like that.

I never forget the honor I have of being so close to such a magnificent spirit as Freedom.


In 2010, Jeff published a longer account of his and Freedom’s story in the book An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship.

H/t FOTM‘s josephbc69.

~Eowyn

Women will go to hell if you don’t vote for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, who won last Monday’s Iowa caucus by the narrowest of margins, must be getting desperate.

According to the The New York Times, Hillary’s support among women “has been surprisingly shaky. Young women, in particular, have been drawn to the septuagenarian socialist from Vermont [Bernie Sanders], and the dynamic has disappointed feminists who dreamed of Mrs. Clinton’s election as a capstone to the movement.”

So Hillary is now using threats and insults to win female votes.

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, the devilish Sauron has a spokesman called the Mouth of Sauron.

Mouth of Sauron

Hillary Clinton, too, has a mouthpiece.

Make that two mouthpieces: elderly feminist Gloria Steinem; and Madeleine Albright, Bill Clinton’s secretary of state and now a professor of international relations at Georgetown University and chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a D.C.-based “diplomacy” firm.

Steinem will be 82 years old this March; Albright will be 79 years old this May; Hillary Clinton will be 69 years old this October.

Madeleine Albright

NBC News reports that yesterday, February 6, during a Clinton rally in Concord, New Hampshire, Albright defended Hillary’s “progressive” and foreign policy credentials and made a plea to young women in the audience to vote for Hillary, claiming that Hillary — she who trashed the women whom her husband, Bill Clinton, had sexually assaulted — is the best candidate to defend women’s rights.

Albright admonished, “We can tell our story of how we climbed the ladder, and a lot of you younger women think it’s done. It’s not done.” Then Albright threatened American women that if they don’t vote for Hillary, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” 

At that, as reported by the New York Times, Hillary “laughed, slowly clapped her hands and took a large sip of her beverage.”

Read that again.

Hillary Clinton laughed and clapped her hands when Madeleine Albright issued a curse to American women that “there’ll be a special place in hell” for them if they don’t vote for Hillary.

Albright, who has been stumping for Hillary in New Hampshire this weekend, also slammed Bernie Sanders for his “lack of knowledge” about foreign policy. Go to the NBC News embedded link to read more about it, if you insist.

Hey, Madeleine Albright.

Name one accomplishment of Hillary Clinton as Obama’s secretary of state.

Just one. I dare you.

Gloria Steinem is Hillary’s other mouthpiece.

gloria steinem

On Friday, Feb. 5, in an interview with the talk show host Bill Maher, claiming that women tend to become more active in politics as they get older, Steinem suggested younger women were just backing Bernie Sanders so that they could meet men. The supposedly pro-women feminist said:

“When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys? The boys are with Bernie.’”

According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist New Hampshire Poll released earlier this week, Sanders is leading Hillary by 20 points.

~Eowyn

University’s mock election predicts Bernie Sanders will be next president

For some years now, Western Illinois University (WIU) has conducted mock presidential elections. Using that simulation, the university claims to have accurately predicted the outcomes of the 2007 and 2011 presidential elections.

According to a press release from the university, from October 20 to November 2, 2015, WIU conducted the largest and most elaborate mock presidential simulation in the U.S., involving thousands of its students, who took part in simulations of the Iowa Caucuses, other state primaries, the Democratic and Republican parties’ nominating conventions, and the Electoral College vote.

WIU mock presidential election

Through those simulations, the participating students determined primary winners and the winning presidential ticket.

And the result?

According to WIU’s third Mock Presidential Election (MPE), the Democratic ticket of Bernie Sanders (president) and Martin O’Malley (vice president) won.

Bernie Sanders is a declared Socialist who only changed his party ID to Democrat in order to run for the 2016 presidency.

Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Democratic Party’s Sanders/O’Malley won more than 400 Electoral College votes and 741 popular votes.
  • Republican Party’s Jeb Bush (president)/Marco Rubio (vice president) got 114 electoral votes and 577 popular votes.
  • Libertarian Party’s Lex Green (president)/Rand Paul (VP) won 159 popular votes.
  • Green Party’s Jill Stein(president)/Peter Schwartzman (VP) got 50 popular votes. See www.wiumpe.com for more information.)

The university’s Centennial Honors College Director Richard Hardy said that “students from every college at Western [Illinois University] and virtually every school and department on campus participated by helping to organize the MPE and attending the sessions.”

The Mock Presidential Election simulation process had been developed by Hardy and John Hemingway, associate professor of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration, when they were senior teaching assistants for American Government classes at the University of Iowa in the mid-1970s. In 2006, Hardy and Hemingway reconnected at WIU and began organizing the campus-wide Mock Presidential Election events.

For more information, see www.wiumpe.com, or contact Hardy at (309) 298-2228 or RJ-Hardy@wiu.edu.

If WIU’s simulation is correct, I can tell you why:

  1. Millions of registered Republicans did not vote because GOP elites finagled to have Jeb Bush, who has been at the bottom of every opinion poll, be the party’s nominee.
  2. Even more millions of Americans did not vote because they couldn’t vote for Donald Trump. Flawed as he is, Trump is the only candidate who is articulating the frustrations and aspirations of many.

H/t FOTM’s MomOfIV

~Eowyn

The biggest Wall Street whores among 2016 presidential candidates are…

No. 1: Jeb Bush, Republican

No. 2: Hillary Clinton, Democrat

No. 3: Ted Cruz, Republican

No. 4: Marco Rubio, Republican

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Wall Street or the securities and investment industry dominates the campaign contribution money race, having given $102 million to the 2016 presidential candidates and their super PACs.

top 5 industry donors for 2016 presidential candidates

Here’s another clearer graph (source: ZeroHedge):

Wall Street donations to 2016 presidential candidates

Still think there’s a difference between Democrats and Republicans?

Still think Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio are for the “little guy”?

Donald Trump has received the least amount of money from Wall Street and, therefore, is the least beholden to Goldman Sachs, et al.

See also:

On January 12, 2016, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act — a bill that would have given Congress the authority to audit the Federal Reserve — fell 7 votes shy of clearing the 60-vote threshold needed to advance out of the chamber. The vote was 53-44.

The 44 senators who voted “No” are all Democrats.

Spearheaded by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), the bill, if passed, would have expanded oversight over the central bank and, for the first time, empowered the Government Accountability Office to audit the Federal Reserve.

This was how the 2016 presidential candidates who are senators voted (source: The Daily Signal):

  • Rand Paul (R-KY), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) voted “Yes”.
  • Ted Cruz (R-TX) initially said he would vote “Yes,” but ended up not voting.

See also:

~Eowyn