The what-was-she-thinking Caption Contest

 

This is the 202nd world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

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).
  • 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, June 25, 2019.

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

Thought bubble over QEII: “Phew! No bulge there. Not a tranny like that last one!”

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

~Eowyn

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How’s that gun control working for London? Five attacks leave three dead in 24 hours

 

From BBC: Police have made 14 arrests after five separate attacks in London left three men dead and three others injured in the space of 24 hours.

An 18-year-old man was stabbed to death at about 16:42 BST on Friday in Wandsworth, south London. Police were called minutes later, at 16:54, to Plumstead, south-east London, where a 19-year-old man was shot dead.

A man in his 30s then died after he was stabbed in Tower Hamlets on Saturday afternoon.

In the early hours of Saturday two men were stabbed in Clapham and another was stabbed in Brixton.
The condition of one of the men injured in Clapham is not yet known, while the injuries sustained by the others are non life-threatening.

London mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “sickened” following the death of the two teenagers.

US President Donald Trump, who has a long-running political feud with Mr. Khan, took to Twitter to say London “needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster – will only get worse!”

In response, a spokesman for Mr. Khan said the mayor was focused on supporting the city’s communities and “over-stretched” emergency services.

The mayor’s thoughts were with the victims’ families and he “is not going to waste his time responding to this sort of tweet”, he added.

Six males – aged between 16 and 19 – have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of the teenager in Wandsworth, who died from stab wounds in Deeside Road.

Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan said the killing was “heartbreaking” and “absolutely tragic”.

After the shooting in a car park in Hartville Road in Plumstead, three boys aged 16 and 17 and a 17-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of murder.

Armed police, local officers, the London Ambulance Service and an air ambulance all attended, but the teenage victim died a short while later.

The deaths take the total number of murders in London in 2019 to 56. This time last year there had been 77 homicides, 48 of which were stabbings.

Read the whole story here.

See also:

Good thing they banned guns: London averaging 40 knife crimes per day

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has a serious crime problem: City sets record for murders as police launch 100th investigation

London stabbings: Six teenagers attacked in 90 minutes during night of violence
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MAGA: President Trump raises $24.8M for re-election in less than 24 hours

 

From Yahoo: President Trump held a rally in Orlando on Tuesday night billed as the kickoff to his reelection campaign. And according to the Republican National Committee, he received nearly $25 million in contributions in less than a day.

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel announced Wednesday that Trump raised a “record breaking $24.8M in less than 24 hours for his re-election.”

“The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen!” she tweeted.

RNC chief of staff Richard Walters told Yahoo News that the total is a combination of the amount raised by the Trump campaign and Trump Victory, the joint fundraising arm for the campaign and the RNC.

The RNC took in $10.8 million from major donors at two fundraising events, while the Trump campaign raised $8 million through a phone drive and about $6 million in online donations. (The average online donation was $44, Walters said.)

Trump’s one-day haul is nearly four times the amount former Vice President Joe Biden raised in the first 24 hours after announcing his 2020 presidential campaign.

Biden took in $6.3 million, the largest first-day total for any of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. According to Biden’s campaign, the money was raised from nearly 97,000 individual donors across all 50 states.

The former vice president’s campaign raised slightly more in its first 24 hours than former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke ($6.1 million) and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ($5.9 million).

Biden, though, has faced criticism among Democratic rivals for his embrace of high-rolling donors and top-dollar fundraisers.

“I don’t spend time at fancy fundraisers,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted earlier this week. “Instead, I spend my time meeting voters and thanking grassroots donors who chip in what they can.”

Read the whole story here.

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Joe Biden, 76, wants a violent civil war

 

We have come to this.

A former U.S. vice president says it’s naive to think that Democrats and Republicans “have to work together” and proposes that the way to deal with Republicans is a violent civil war — a “bare kuckle fight” “physical revolution”.

Ryan Saavedra reports for the Daily Wire that on Monday, June 17, at the Moral Action Congress of the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C., Demonrat 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden was asked by MSNBC’s Joy Reid: “How would you get past either a majority Republican Senate in which Mitch McConnell was determined to kill all of these ideas or even a Mitch McConnell in the minority who repeated the consistent filibustering when you were vice president and anything that came from the Obama-Biden administration Mitch McConnell considered dead on arrival?”

Biden replied:

“Joy, I know you’re one of the ones who thinks it’s naive to think we have to work together. The fact of the matter is if we can’t get a consensus, nothing happens except the abuse of power by the executive. There are certain things where it just takes a brass knuckle fight. Let’s start a real physical revolution if you’re talking about it.”

Watch and hear for yourself:

 

You want a “bare kuckle fight,” old man?

H/t Anon

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U.S. Catholic bishops changed meeting venue from $600/night luxury resort only after 22 bishops threatened not to attend

 

Last week, from June 11 to 14, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops had their bi-annual meeting in Baltimore, Maryland.

The meeting was originally scheduled to take place at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Santa Barbara, Calif., a $600-a-night resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean, owned until recently by Catholic multimillionaire Tim Busch.

The luxury hotel boasts that each of its 358 guest rooms and suites has “a balcony overlooking the ocean or resort gardens.”

Only when the 22 bishops of California threatened not to come to the Ritz-Carlton did USCCB leadership change the venue to the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel where a single-occupancy one-bed room goes for about $179 a night. (Source: Religion News

But the USCCB General Assembly did manage to create a system for reporting sex-abuse violations committed by bishops, albeit it took them TEN months to do that after the release in August 2018 of a 1,356-page, redacted version of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex crimes by Catholic priests.

By a vote of 205 to 16 with 3 abstentions, the General Assembly voted to authorize the design of a third-party system for receiving confidentially, by phone or online, reports of possible violations by bishops. By a 220 to 4 vote with 1 abstention, the bishops voted in favor of committing to activate the third-party reporting system by no later than May 31, 2020.

I sure would like to know who the 16 dissenting bishops are.

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Claro que si: New York approves driver’s licenses for illegal aliens

 

I’m sure there will be no chance of fraud involved with this move. Oh wait…

From NY Post: A loophole in the new law granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants could allow hundreds of thousands of people to fraudulently register to vote in New York, according to critics, the state Board of Elections and the bill’s own sponsor.

“[A] major concern is that many states, including New York, use their DMVs to enroll voters. Since New York does not have voter-identification laws like the majority of other states do, this bill increases the potential for voter fraud,” state Sen. Republican ¬M inority Leader John Flanagan (R–Suffolk) said Tuesday.

“This means that New York will soon have the most radical, open-ended law in the entire nation.”

The Green Light Bill, which passed the Senate 33-29 Monday and was signed by Gov. Cuomo, allows illegal immigrants to obtain “standard” state drivers’ licenses that can be used for identification and to board domestic flights.

But it is also the sole document required to register to vote, according to officials.

Even legislative sponsor Luis Sepúlveda (D-Bronx) admitted the provision could be abused. “Theoretically, they could have the ability to vote,” he said while arguing for the bill during a Monday hearing in Albany.

Voters need only provide a driver’s-license number to register to vote, according to BOE spokesman John Conklin. “If you have a driver’s license number, you basically stop there,” Conklin told The Post Tuesday of the vetting process.

Registrants are required to check a box swearing they are eligible to vote in the US, but “it’s ¬basically an honor system,” he said.

Anyone who fraudulently fills out a voter form is subject to state fines of up to $5,000 and four years in prison — as well as potential removal from the country by the feds, BOE reps said.

Sepúlveda said anyone who wants to commit voter fraud already can — and has noted that instances are extremely rare. “Anybody could theoretically commit voter fraud,” he said. “You could get a form and register to vote, put any name — a teenager could get a form . . . there’s nothing that is 100 percent foolproof.”

Meanwhile, Erie County Clerk Michael Kearns — who is responsible for processing county driver’s licenses — said Tuesday he’d ignore the law and file a legal challenge. “I will not be granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, he wrote in a letter to the Erie County Law Department.

The state DMV did not respond to requests for comment.

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We have a winner!

 

. . for FOTM’s 201st Caption Contest!

The writers of FOTM voted for what each considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; a #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of the 201st FOTM Caption Contest, with four #1 votes and one #2 vote, totaling a whopping 18 points, is . . .

Chemtrailssuck!

Here is the winning caption:

Biden: “You are under 12, aren’t you?”

Goldbug and Old Guy are in 2nd place, each with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points each. Here are their captions:

Goldbug: “Give me your tired, your poor .. your little girls .. yearning to be stroked.”

Old Guy: “You thought I forgot about you, bend over America, Uncle Joe is back!”

SmKay is in 3rd place, with one #1 vote and 4 points. Here’s the caption:

“Creepy Joe shows his support for the Green New Deal!”

Another Chemtrailssuck caption, Kevin Lankford, Lophatt, and m walker are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their captions:

Chemtrailssuck: “I’ve never made it with a statue before, should be fun.”

Kevin Lankford: “This Lady is a little old for ‘Pedo Joe’.”

Lophatt: “Baby don’t be that way. Lady Justice lets me touch her boob.”

m walker: “Joe, is that your hand or Mr. Johnson.”

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, Chemtrailssuck!

Here is your super-duper Award of Excellence, all ready for framing!

For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here tomorrow for our next, very exciting Caption Contest!

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Corruption: Defense Secretary James Mattis made secret $10B no-bid Pentagon contract with Amazon

 

James Mattis, 68, former U.S. Marine Corps general who was widely revered by rank-and-file Marines for his blunt talk and leadership, was recruited by President Trump into his administration as Secretary of Defense, to the roaring approval of conservatives and patriots.

See “Obama regime purges 5th senior military officer: Cmdr of CENTCOM James Mattis

Mattis was defense secretary for only two years, from January 20, 2017 to December 31, 2018, after resigning reportedly over disagreement on Trump’s announcement of an immediate U.S. withdrawal from Syria. A day after Mattis’ departure, on January 2, 2019, Trump criticized Mattis’ performance as Secretary of Defense and said he had “essentially fired him.”

My post of May 24, 2019 was on what may be the real reason why Mattis resigned or was fired: At least seven months before he resigned, Mattis had put together a plan to challenge Trump in the 2020 Republican primary elections.

Now, we are told by FoxNews’ Tucker Carlson that, in addition to being disloyal, Mattis is also corrupt. As defense secretary, Mattis made a secret, no-bid $10 billion Pentagon contract with Amazon.com.

On June 14, 2019’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Carlson said (beg. 30:21 mark in this video):

“The Department of Defense exists to protect America from foreign threats and does a great job of that, thank God, but it’s also a massive consumer of tax dollars — the biggest, really. And for that reason, concerns about corruption are always there.

There’s reason to believe that over the past couple of years, some at the Pentagon had worked to enrich Amazon, already the world’s richest company. In 2017, the Pentagon announced a $10 billion cloud-computing contract. According to critics, the contract wasn’t actually competitive and was designed from the very start to be fulfilled by Amazon and only by Amazon. Several of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ aides had prior professional ties to Amazon. A key official working on the Pentagon’s cloud computing program was carrying out secret job negotiations with Amazon even as he worked on the Pentagon’s program.

And we can report exclusively tonight on this program that in March 2017, before the cloud computing contract was announced, [Defense] Secretary Mattis had a secret dinner in London with Amazon’s top cloud sales executive Teresa Carlson.”

Tuckson Carlson then interviewed Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC), the chair of the conservative Freedom Caucus and considered one of President Trump’s closest allies in Congress. What they said:

  • The Pentagon’s contract with Amazon, “the largest of its kind ever,” is not yet “in place”.
  • Rep. Meadows said the $10 billion contract “was designed” to be given to only one vendor — Amazon — with “perhaps, inside negotiations”. Meadows alluded to the Pentagon official who was carrying out secret job negotiations with Amazon as “now employed with Amazon”. Meadows calls the contract “inside baseball that enriches certain individuals“.
  • Tucker Carlson emphasized the fact that the Pentagon tried to keep secret then-Defense Secretary’s Mattis’ meeting with the Amazon official “like some national security secret,” which it is not. Carlson asks: “Why wouldn’t they be open about that?”.
  • Rep. Meadows said Pentagon’s “procurement process should be open and transparent and competitive…. Somebody as high as General Mattis being with a potential bidder on a contract of $10 billion, and even beyond that there are some suggestions the Department of Defense Inspector General is looking at this in terms of possible conflict-of-interest. So whether it be with General Mattis or with other individuals, what we want to make sure is that the American people get the best value for the dollar, and you can’t do that if you’re designing a contract to go just to one bidder.”
  • Carlson then asks: “Do we trust Amazon this service to keep the Pentagon’s data? It’s not an American company; it’s a . . . multi-national. Are we comfortable with that?”
  • Meadows replies that it’s not a matter of the company, but that this is about the American people putting their trust in Washington, DC, to “get it right”, but Washington don’t get it right all the time. “What you have basically is the Department of Defense…is so bloated…we’ve got hundreds of thousands of people that, candidly, are not necessarily investing the American people’s tax dollar in the most wise and efficient way.”

For the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” video, go to Bitchute.

~Eowyn

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Psalm 52 speaks to CNN and MSNBC

 

Our answer to FAKE NEWS

Why do you boast of evil, you mighty man?
Why do you boast all day long, you who are a disgrace
in the eyes of God? 

Your tongue plots destruction; it is like a sharpened razor,
you who practice deceit.

You love evil rather than good,
falsehood rather than speaking the truth. 

You love every harmful word, O you deceitful tongue! 

Surely God will bring you down to everlasting ruin:
He will snatch you up and tear you from your tent;
He will uproot you from the land of the living. 

The righteous will see and fear; they will
laugh at him, saying, 

“Here now is the man who did not make God his
stronghold but trusted in his great wealth and grew
strong by destroying others!” 

But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house
of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love
for ever and ever. 

I will praise You forever for what You have done;
in Your Name I will hope, for Your Name is good.
I will praise You in the presence of Your saints.  

– Psalm 52 


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Man foaming-green-stuff-from-mouth among mysterious deaths of American tourists in Dominican Republic

 

American tourists in the Dominican Republic are dying suddenly and mysteriously.

The Dominican Republic occupies half of an island in the Caribbean; the other half is Haiti.

One such fatality is an Arizona man, 62-year-old Mark Hulburt Sr., who had “something green” foaming from his mouth following his sudden death.

Jackie Salo and Chris Perez report for the New York Post, June 17, 2010, that Hulburt’s family says he was seemingly healthy prior to the trip, but was found dead by his wife at a hotel in Punta Cana. Although the cause of death was listed as a heart attack, his family now suspects that something else is to blame following the recent reports of other tourists dying under strange circumstances and similar conditions.

Hulbert’s son, Mark Hulburt Jr., told AZ Family: “It was not something that any of us thought was going to happen. It was something that came way out of left field. She [the wife] woke up, and he didn’t. She told me that as she found him that he had something green coming from his mouth. Having known then what I know now I would have fought tooth and nail to have his remains brought back here and had his autopsy done here in America.”

There have been other reports of tourist fatalities in the Dominican Republic in the past month, with some happening recently and others months earlier. They include:

  • In July 2018, David Harrison from Maryland died suddenly at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana. His relatives said that before going to bed, Harrison fell ill and died the next day from pulmonary edema and heart attack.
  • In April 2019, Robert Bell Wallace, 67, died from unknown causes also at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana. His family said he became unwell after drinking a glass of scotch from the minibar.
  • On May 25, 2019, Miranda Schaup-Werner, 41, of Pennsylvania, died from a heart attack after having a drink from the minibar at the Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville, a luxury seafront resort in La Romana, 70 miles east of Punta Cana.
  • Weeks later, Staten Island resident Leyla Cox, 53, died from a heart attack while on a trip to the same Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville. Relatives have asked for her body to be returned to the U.S. for a second autopsy — claiming that country’s toxicology machines were broken when they attempted the first one.
  • The latest fatality is Joseph Allen, 55, of Woodbridge, New Jersey. He was staying at the Terra Linda Resort in Sosúa when he felt hot and sick before he suddenly died over night. His sister, Jamie Reed, told ABC News that she found him on the morning of June 13. Allen’s family released a statement saying they, too, fear he was “the victim of a wrongful death.”

The families of the dead have been asking that their cases be re-examined as more and more information continues to emerge. Hulburt Jr. observes: “Some seemingly quite healthy people seem to be having heart attacks out of the blue. Seeing everybody else that has passed, it’s brought up a lot of the same feelings. It’s been like a scab picked over and over again, all these people with the same causes all dying needlessly.”

There are also cases of American tourists in the Dominican Republic getting very sick.

The New York Post reports, June 17, 2019, that a group of Oklahoma teens’ senior trip to the Dominican Republic was ruined when they fell sick with a mysterious illness.

On June 8, a group of recent Deer Creek High School graduates flew to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, where at least two Americans have died and others have fallen ill.

For the first day, the teens enjoyed themselves hanging out on the beach. But after dining at the resort’s Japanese restaurant, the trip took a turn for the worse. Seven members of the group fell sick and were rushed by ambulance to the hospital, where they received anti-nausea medicine.

One of the teens, Bennet Hill, told KOCO: “I just woke up, and my stomach was cramping and I was sweating. I was freezing. We’ve been hooked up to IVs since we first got here with antibiotics, just getting hydrated.”

Liz McLaughlin, the mother of one of the sick teens, Libby, said they have “no idea what’s going on. We just don’t know what is happening. Is it the water? Is it the ice? Is it the food? Is it the food handling? Is it the pesticides?”

It’s unclear whether the group’s illnesses are linked to the fatal cases recently reported at the resort.

A Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana spokesperson said the resort “immediately took corrective action” after the group of students fell ill. “Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is disappointed regarding a recent situation in which a group of guests became ill after dining at one of our twelve venues. As the safety and health of our guests is now, and has always been our highest priority, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is regretful that we did not achieve the extremely high standards we set for ourselves.”

Blah, blah, blah.

~Eowyn

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