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We have a winner!

 . . . for the 6lst FOTM Caption Contest!

The FOTM writers had voted, each for his/her #1 and #2 captions. Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; every #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the clear winner of the 6lst world-famous FOTM Caption Contest, with five #1 votes, totaling 15 points, is . . . .

wendybar!!!!!!!

Here’s her winning caption:

Chris Christie with crossdressing cheerleaders

dadorkAl is our 2nd place runnerup, with one #1 vote and two #2 votes, totaling 7 points. Here’s the caption:

Look what liberalism has done for the women of Princeton!

One of Sig94‘s captions is in 3rd place, with one #1 vote, totaling 3 points:

Upon hearing of his BFF’s personal problems, President Obama dispatched his own Emergency Erectile Dysfunction Response Team (EEDRT) to assist Gov. Christie. In the President’s own words.” ah, ummmm, errr ….. It always works like a charm for me!”

Sig94‘s three other captions, Tim Shey, and another of wendybar‘s captions are all in 4th place, each with one #2 vote, totaling 2 points each. Here are the respective captions:

Wearing their traditional orange and blue kilt/thong ensembles, members of the University of Glasgow Marching Society and Bake Club greet New Jersey Governor Chris “MacFatass” Christie with a 12 foot chocolate Ding Dong and a short dance selection from their children’s holiday presentation, “Park Your Twinkie In My Stinkie.”

NOTE: The Princeton Triangle Club is a theater troupe at Princeton University. Founded in 1891, it is the oldest touring collegiate musical-comedy troupe in the United States, and the only co-ed collegiate troupe that takes an original student-written musical on a national tour every year. The club is known for its tradition of featuring an all-male kickline in drag.This year’s Theme for the Triangle Club is “Gov. Christie’s Food Triangle – The Three Main Food Groups For New Jersey’s Economic Recovery. Roast Pork, Pulled Pork, Fried Pork, Pork Rinds, Pork Chops, Pork Brains, Pork Bellies, Stewed Pork, Pork n’ Biscuits, Pork n’ Gravy, Pork n’ Beans, Pork n’ Democrats, Porkin’ Republicans, Whipped Pork, Pork Flambe, Pork Pork Pork Pork Pork.

Obama’s Cheerleaders.

Ever since Chris Christie changed to a Democrat….his sons have all changed too!!!

Congratulations, wendybar!!!

Here’s your fancy-schmancy Award Certificate of Great Excellence, all ready for framing! LOL

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For all the other caption submissions, click here.

Seen any good pics that’ll be great for our Caption Contest? Email them to us!

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Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting Caption Contest! :D

~Eowyn

Chris Christie secures title as Republican presidential frontrunner: poll

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NY Daily News: Republicans are closer than ever to having a frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie rising to the top among the GOP contenders.

Christie shines through as the favorite with 24% support among Republicans and GOP-leaning Independents, according to a CNN/ORC International survey released Friday.

Support for the outspoken Republican, who was reelected in November to a second term as governor of the Garden State, jumped from 17% when the last CNN poll was released in September.

Whether or not he will run is the biggest question on the minds of Republicans hoping to take the White House in 2016, since the 51-year-old is touted as the closest thing to a savior the conservative movement will get.

Christie remains demure on his presidential ambitions, saying that only he hopes Washington is watching the success of his policies in New Jersey.

In the new CNN poll, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul came second with 13% support. His numbers were steady since the last survey result.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), who was Mitt Romney’s Vice Presidential pick in 2012, posted the third highest support at 11%. His popularity took a tumble from the September poll, when 16% named him as their favorite.

Texas Tea Party darling, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) were also listed among the top five picks for the Republican presidential race.

Results reflect responses from a telephone survey of 843 American adults from November 18-20.

For the Democrats, former Secretary of State Hillary “What difference does it make?” Clinton dominates as the preferred candidate, with an eye-popping 63% of Democrats saying they would vote Clinton.

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Take our unscientific poll! Who would you prefer for the 2016 Republican candidate?

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Things fall apart, but we can still play Caption Contest!

This is the 61st world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic (h/t FOTM’s DCG):

Chris Christie with crossdressing cheerleadersOn Nov. 18, 2013, New Jersey governor Chris Christie went to a Princeton-Yale football game and posed for a pic with members of Princeton’s Triangle Club dressed in drag as cheerleaders. 

You know the drill:

  • 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. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

“Phony politician with phony women: Frauds of a feather flock together.”

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

Seen any good pics that’ll be great for our Caption Contest? Email them to us!

fellowshipminds@gmail.com

~Eowyn

Ann Coulter hits it out of the park at CPAC 2013

I think Ann is at her best when she has Liberal veins in her teeth. ~ TD 

The people who should take cover immediately include:

  • Chris Christie
  • Bill Clinton
  • President Obama
  • Lindsey Graham

Streaking teacher first to be fired under NJ’s new tenure law

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Behavior has consequences.

A 5th-grade teacher in New Jersey, who was arrested for lewdness after running naked through an apartment parking lot, became the first successful test case of the state’s new teacher tenure law enabling a speedier firing of errant teachers. In the past, tenure cases had dragged on for a year or more.

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Diane D’Amico reports for PressOfAtlanticCity, Dec. 13, 2012, that Mark C. Bringhurst was a fifth-grade teacher at the Winslow Elementary School in Vineland, NJ (photo above), for about eight years, and was its Teacher of the Year for 2011-12.

On March 21, Bringhurst was arrested by Berlin Township police in Camden County and charged with lewdness after running naked through the Greenway Apartments parking lot. According to the police report cited in the case, Bringhurst said it was the second time he had done so, both times on a dare, but he did not expect anyone to see him. The case was heard in municipal court, and in July the charges were amended to “acting in an improper manner” to which Bringhurst pleaded guilty.

The Vineland school district on June 27 notified Bringhurst that tenure charges would be brought before the local board of education, which held a hearing on Oct. 18. In his decision posted on the Department of Education web site Dec. 5, arbitrator Robert C. Gifford said Bringhurst exercised very poor judgment on more than one occasion, and his lack of judgement is not diminished by the fact that the conduct occurred outside of school: “The respondent’s actions are simply not consistent with the conduct that a fifth-grade elementary teacher must display, whether in or out of the classroom.” Gifford concluded that the penalty of dismissal was justifiable and reasonable.

The arbitrator’s decision does not affect Bringhurst’s teaching license or his ability to teach in another district. The decision to revoke his license would be made separately by the state Board of Examiners.

Bringhurst’s attorney, Robert Bowman, said he thought the arbitration process was “fair and expeditious” and “brought resolution in a timely manner.” Representatives of both the state teacher’s union and the school boards association said the new procedure protected Bringhurst’s right of due process while resolving the case in a timely manner. It took less than four months from the time charges were filed with the state.

State Department of Education officials said the case was the first to be handled under the new arbitration system, and there are currently 31 additional active tenure cases statewide.

The binding arbitration system is part of the new state TEACHNJ tenure reform law and was included to make it easier for school districts to terminate tenured teachers.

Prior contested tenure cases had gone through the administrative court system and had often taken a year to resolve. The New Jersey Education Association proposed an arbitration system to make sure tenured teachers could not be arbitrarily fired and would still have the right of due process. Under the new law, signed by Gov. Chris Christie on Aug. 6, a hearing must be held within 45 days of a contested tenure case being assigned.

H/t NBC affiliate 4NewYork

As of this morning, Mark Bringhurst is still listed as a member of Winslow Elementary School’s faculty.

~Eowyn

Hurricane Sandy victim feels used by Obama

Remember how after mega storm Sandy had devastated the East coast, Obama and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, on Oct. 31, 2012, made a big show of touring the storm-damaged areas?

Obama made this promise to New Jersey: “We are here for you, and we will not forget, we will follow up … until you rebuild. We will not quit until this is done. … We are not going to tolerate red tape.”

That was when RINO Chris Christie fell madly in love with the POS, mere days before the 2012 presidential election, although Christie had delivered a speech introducing (and presumably supporting) Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention.

In Brigantine, N.J., there was a photo-op moment when Obama hugged a storm victim, Donna Vanzant, the owner of North Point Marina that was wiped out by the storm. Official Chief White House Photographer Pete Souza captured the hug in this photo, which was posted on the White House website:

Jim Hoft writes for Gateway Pundit, Nov. 27, 2012, that at the time Obama had promised to get help for Vanzant. But after nearly a month, Vanzant hasn’t received any help. She now feels Obama’s visit and promise were all a show, devoid of substance.

I was very excited and felt warm by the embrace thinking this is really going to happen. I’m going to get the help I need because he promised that. I’ve gotten no help. I’ve gotten nothing but ‘No, you’re not covered for this. No, you’re not covered for that.”

Welcome to the Obama’s Suckas Club, Vanzant!

Meanwhile, NBC4 New York reports that a shocking 800 apartment buildings in New York City are still without heat or power a month after Sandy.

~Eowyn

Detroit public schools bribe students to attend

This is the low to which America’s public government schools have sunken.

Public schools in Detroit are now bribing students to show up — with a pair of Nikes.

But wait!

The resort to bribery is NOT motivated by the schools’ concern for educating America’s young. The bribery is to boost the number of attendance for Count Day, which in turn determines how much state funding the school gets. In Michigan, public schools get as much as $7,000 per student. Nor is Detroit the only city, and Michigan the only state that engages in this bribery.

Last year, pepper spray, punches and a gunshot were deployed in a mad Christmas-season shopping rush to purchase the new Nike Air Jordans.

Kelsey Sheehy reports for U.S. News and World Report, Sept. 10, 2012:

Once a year, Detroit Public Schools pulls out all the stops to get students in their seats.

In 2010, the district enticed students with a total of $20,000 in Target gift cards. The prize for attendance in 2009: a shot to win a laptop, iPod, or 42-inch flat screen TV.

This year, every Detroit public high school student who shows up to school on Oct. 3 will be rewarded with a free pair of Nikes, courtesy of a local shoe store.

The reason for all the swag: Count Day. The number of students in attendance for the entirety of count day in the fall determines 90 percent of per-pupil state funding for Michigan public school districts. The other 10 percent is determined by a second count day in the winter.

“Count information is critical to districts, because each student translates into state funding,” according to the Michigan Department of Education.

Per-pupil funding varies by district in Michigan, with a minimum payout of close to $7,000 per student, and schools across the state woo students with pizza parties, raffles, and giveaways to ensure they max out their state funding.

Basing school funding on attendance numbers from only one or two days out of the school year provides funding stability for districts, but it can also “create perverse financial incentives … to not retain students after the count date,” according to a March 2012 report by the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University–Bloomington.

Count Days are not exclusive to Michigan. At least 10 states determine school funding using a single count day–including Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, and Iowa. Several other states mimic Michigan’s practice of multiple Count Days, but for many of those states, that only amounts to two days, the CEEP report states.

Using incentives to bump enrollment on Count Days is not exclusive to Michigan, either.

In 2011, the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., raffled off a shopping spree in an effort to reach its goal of 100 percent attendance on Count Day. And Northeast Academy Charter School in Denver turned to gift cards in 2010 to attract new students prior to Count Day, according to a local CBS station.

Northeast Academy’s move was effective. The school enrolled at least 10 new students, thus increasing its state funding, the station reported. “[It is]more efficient. It means more income, same expenses,” Joseph Arlinghaus, director of advancement at the academy, told the TV station.

That mentality is just one of the concerns critics have about Count Day. Measuring average daily attendance for the school year or taking student counts over an extended time period gives states a more accurate portrayal of the funding needed in each district, experts say.

That reasoning prompted New Jersey to move away from a system of using a single Count D ay this year, with Governor Chris Christie’s office calling it a “common sense” move.

H/t FOTM’s igor!

~Eowyn