The ‘Mwahaha’ Caption Contest

This is the 159th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic (h/t maziel):

Eyebleach Alert!!!

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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. :(

This contest will be closed in a week, at the end of next Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

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

“Mwahaha! So you thought the AntiChrist is a man? Get a load of this, you deplorable misogynists!”

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

~Eowyn

Monday funnies!


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George Clooney: It’s Hillary Clinton fault for losing the election & ‘F-you Trump’

Hillary Clinton is blaming everyone but herself for losing last year’s presidential election. See:

Even diehard Democrats have had enough of her whining.

The latest Democrat to speak out is George Clooney, 56, a liberal and longtime Clinton supporter who held a fundraiser for Hillary in April 2016, with tickets going for $353,400 each.

Natalie O’Neill reports for Page Six, Sept. 24, 2017, that Clooney told The Daily Beast that Hillary failed to connect with many Americans because of her communication style:

“It was frustrating because I never saw her elevate her game. I never saw it. And I had a lot of liberal friends who were like, ‘She’s not good at this.’

She was more qualified than even her husband was when he was elected president, but she’s not as good at communicating things. When she got up and gave a speech, it didn’t soar. I think that she wasn’t particularly good at articulating things that she wanted to do, and unfortunately we live at a time right now where articulating what you want to do is more potent in the electorate than the other way around, obviously, when Trump only said he was going to ‘Make America Great Again’. Don’t you think the next Democrat who runs should just run with a blue hat that says, ‘Make America Great Again?’

Hillary, for years and years and years, has been the presumptive nominee, and quite honestly, she was incredibly qualified for the job. But being qualified for the job does not necessarily mean you’re the right person to be president.”

Having said all that, Clooney still thinks Hillary would have made a better president than Trump. Calling President Trump out of touch, Clooney says “Fuck you” to the president:

“He lives in a gold tower and has twelve people in his company. I just look at it and laugh when I see him say ‘Hollywood elite.’ Hollywood elite? I don’t have a star on Hollywood Boulevard, Donald Trump has a star on Hollywood Boulevard! Fuck you!”

See also:

~Eowyn

Liberal tolerance: Actress Ellen Pompeo says she doesn’t want Trump supporters for fans

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Ellen Pompeo: Just a straight savage…

I will comply! Never was a fan of hers and never will be.

I’m also sick of Yahoo’s bias reporting. Ugh.

From Yahoo: While once upon a time stars were advised not to ruffle feathers by expressing political views (or other topics deemed controversial) for fear of hurting their brand, that time has passed. With Donald Trump’s controversial election win, which only a handful of Hollywooders were excited about (see: Scott Baio), and the unpopular decisions he’s made since he took office, we’ve entered what can only be described as the “take no crap” era. Celebs aren’t having it in any way, shape, or form.

While some famous folks have always clapped back at their trolls, we’ve seen even more come out swinging recently. And they’ve moved past the polite “unfollow me” response. Things have escalated to: Don’t like me or what I’m saying? Don’t be my fan. Don’t watch my show. Don’t go see my movie.

May we point you in the direction of Ellen Pompeo‘s feed. On Monday, the Grey’s Anatomy star didn’t pull any punches when she tweeted to her 1.3 million fans: “News flash… I don’t want Trump supporters for fans. Einstein.”

It started when the TV star, 47, shared a story about an 8-year-old biracial boy being the victim of an apparent lynching.

The hashtags that Pompeo, whose three children are mixed-race, used must have gotten folks riled up (again, she wasn’t pulling punches, using #gof*ckyourselvestrumpsupporters and #especiallythewomen). But she was in a “don’t come at me” kind of space.

Her blunt replies led to some followers questioning whether she was hacked. She wasn’t. As she explained, she’s just “straight savage when it comes to doing the right thing.”

Pompeo has become more politically outspoken than in her early days on her doctor drama. She was vocal about getting people to the polls prior to the election and obviously even more so after Hillary Clinton’s loss. Who can forget her headline-making tweet to Ivanka Trump about Jared Kushner? Not us. But, hey, it fits with the whole “straight savage” thing.

Olivia Wilde, who’s currently starring in 1984 on Broadway, has long been politically outspoken — and has protested several times this year, including outside Trump Tower in NYC in August after the president defended the actions of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK in Charlottesville, Va. It was around that time that the actress — whose mom, Leslie Cockburn, is running for congress in Virginia — addressed “Trumpy Trolls” who had apparently been hassling her and threatening to boycott her work.

Not only did she tell them to go ahead and boycott her movies, but Wilde, who has 1.85 million Twitter followers, did so along with the middle finger emoji. Nothing ambiguous there.

Read the rest of the story here.

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To noone’s surprise, Angela Merkel is reelected to 4th term as German Chancellor

On September 8, I predicted that Angela Merkel will be reelected German Chancellor.

To no one’s surprise, yesterday’s election indeed re-elected Merkel — for whom patriotism, nationalism and the German flag are bad things — for a fourth term.

But there are two interesting results of yesterday’s election:

  • Merkel’s “conservative” CDU/CSU party received its worst result in almost 70 years, with only 33% of the votes.
  • The media are also bemoaning the historic win of what they call Germany’s “right-wing, nationalist” AfD partyAlternative für Deutschland (Alternative for Germany). Ranking third with 12.6% of the votes, AfD has won its first parliamentary seats.

AfD’s platform is anti-immigration — what it calls “an invasion of foreigners” into Germany. AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland said, “We want a different [immigration] policy.”

And no wonder.

Only one-in-five of Merkel’s immigrants actually work.Of a million asylum seekers who have come to Germany in recent years, only a fifth has acquired some kind of employment, according to the Swedish news site SVT Nyheter (via Gateway Pundit). That means 4-in-5 or 80% of “migrants” in Germany are on welfare. (It’s even worse in Austria: 90% of “asylum seekers” in Austria are on welfare.)

But AfD’s rising popularity may be too late. Given the number, youth and predominantly male Muslim migrants, Germany will be a white-minority country in one generation.

~Eowyn

After pushing for Muslim immigration into Europe, Jews now say Jews should leave Europe

Jews are a main force pushing for immigration, “migration” and “refugee resettlement” of Third World peoples (mainly Muslims from North Africa and the Middle East) into Europe and North America.

See also “French rabbi Rav Touitou applauds Muslim invasion of Europe”.

Curiously, Jews’ advocacy of open immigration doesn’t extend to Israel.

But the flood of Muslim “migrants” into Europe have produced a myriad of social ills. See for example:

Now that Europe is ruined by their governments’ wrong-headed open-door policy to Muslim “migrants” — a policy pushed by Jews — Jews are bemoaning a situation they themselves have promoted, and asking if it is time for Jews to leave Europe.

How perverse is that.

In April 2015, The Atlantic magazine published an article by its national correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg asking “Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?”, as well as hosted a discussion on the same subject among three of its staffers who are all Jews:

Below is a video from the discussion, which was uploaded to YouTube by The Atlantic on April 29, 2015. It is at once stunningly revealing and mind-boggling, and well worth your time. I’ve transcribed parts of the discussion below.

The problem is stated by Bennet as the blameless Jews as the eternal victim and scapegoat of other people’s problems (19:46 mark):

“The Jews are collateral . . . . When civilizations clash, Jews die…. We’re seeing a clash between two different ways of being. We’re seeing an indigestible Muslim minority confronting a Europe that is paralyzed and doesn’t even know itself anymore. And the Jews happen to be sitting there, and sometimes as an afterthought, they are attacked; sometimes as a convenient scapegoat they’re attacked. But they’re not in a way part of the larger drama. They just sit there and get it in the neck…. Jews are not in control of what happens to Jews in Europe, and that is the best reason to sort of think about an exit.”

Goldberg on how unlivable life is for Jews in Europe (8:03):

“At my synagogue in Washington, DC, we often will have services outside. The thought of doing that in Europe is an impossibility! You can’t do anything out in the open anymore, and it seems like a very straightened, narrow, archaic way to live.”

All three men agree that “liberalism” has failed in Europe, by which they mean the liberal culture of “tolerance” and “multiculturalism”:

Goldberg (15:26): “In a sense, liberalism has failed. If this doesn’t work, it has failed in Europe.”

Who’s to blame? While putting some of the blame on Muslims, the panelists mainly blame the Europeans, i.e., non-Jewish “white” Europeans for not being nice to the Muslim “migrants”:

Goldberg (9:46): “This Muslim Judeaphobia that you see, this is not created in complete isolation. This is not wholly a Middle Eastern import. This is fed by classical European anti-Semitic tropes” which led to the Holocaust.

Wieseltier (11:25): “European liberalism as we know from its history constantly provoked recoils and allergic reaction. Fascism and communism both were in some way allergic responses to the European liberalism. The [European] liberal state can actually collide with an illiberal society and illiberal culture, and I think to some extent that’s what’s happening.” The situation in Europe now is a “top down liberalism whereby the state is liberal and motivated by all the right values. And then there is this bottom, which lives peacefully most of the time, but [not] really sufficiently to some extent.”

Bennet (16:08): “You have to admit that it’s odd that it’s . . . this has happened in part . . . by the importation of poor Muslims to labor on behalf of industrial Europe by these Muslims being put in these ghettos and in disenfranchised positions.

Wieseltier (16:35): “It is true that these new Muslim communities are the proximate [immediate] causes of this crisis, but the non proximate cause is the more distant causes — the treatment or mistreatment of these [Muslim] communities, the societies to which they arrived, the prejudice that they found, the indifference that they found . . . and their apparent lack of interest in actually integrating.”

When Bennet asks if in some way Muslims are not “meltable,” i.e., they refuse to assimilate into the host society, Wieseltier actually admits Jews also are not “meltable”:

(17:52): “The same point about the Jews. During the great debates about Jewish emancipation in the 18th-early 19th century in Western Europe, the arguments always were the Jews cannot be absorbed because they were ‘a state within a state’ because their laws and their way of life make them unassimilable.

All agree that Jews need to leave Europe, even though ironically, as Bennet observed (12:51), “This is what Hitler wanted”:

Bennet (12:10): “The tragic outcome of this is that the Jews in fact do need to all leave Europe.

Bennet (15:51): “I would prefer them to leave in a kind of way because I think it’s not very safe to be there.

And where would Europe’s Jews go? While the panelists note that Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has welcomed Jews to Israel, the panelists don’t seem enthusiastic about that idea but don’t explain why. Instead, they have their eyes on North America:

Wieseltier (15:32): “I think that there is democracy in the United States, there’s democracy is Canada. Both these countries would welcome these Jews.

Last but not least, when Bennet asks (12:19) “What would be the most Jewish thing for the last Jew [to leave Europe] to do, the most appropriate fitting thing?,” Wieseltier answers (12:23):

The last thing that you [the last Jew] should do when he or she leaves Europe is spit.”

I recommend that you read viewers’ comments on the video’s YouTube page. Here’s a sample:

“The last Jew to leave Europe should spit? The utter contempt for native European people these people have.”

“LOL at blaming the islamic discrimination for jews onto the europeans, whilst importing millions of muslim migrants.”

“Even within a video titled ‘Should the Jews Leave Europe?’, the Muslims end up getting painted as the victims.”

“Jews have no intention of ever leaving Europe of their own free will. The idea that the interests of gentiles in maintaining their own cultures and institutions for themselves Is not an idea that washes well with most of these narcissistic arrogant parasites.”

“Too bad every single Jew in the world can’t just move to Israel and leave their host countries alone.”

“Jews are always the big promoters of multiculturalism (except for Israel of course, hypocrites), either through non-profit organizations (Soros) or through political bribery. Jews are and have always been anti-white that’s why they have been deported out of more than a 100 countries in history. History repeats and the wheel of karma keeps turning.”

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~Eowyn

Keeping the divide going: AMC developing series based on BLM book, “They Can’t Kill Us All”

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More fiction coming to your TV…

Ferguson was a liberal-funded protest. Baltimore race rioters were given permission by then mayor, Stephanie  Rawlings-Blake, to burn, riot, and loot their own city. Instead of waiting for the facts of police shootings to emerge, race agitators destroyed their communities.

Now a book about the riots from the BLM movement’s perspective is coming to TV. More fiction, no doubt.

Another show I won’t be watching.

From Deadline: AMC has put in development a drama based on Wesley Lowery’s bestselling nonfiction book They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice. It comes from Brad Weston’s Makeready and writer LaToya Morgan (Into the Badlands, Turn: Washington’s Spies).

Published in 2016 by Little, Brown & Company, the book was acquired by Makeready last fall. It examines how decades of racially biased policing in segregated neighborhoods with failing schools, crumbling infrastructure and too few jobs has led to the high-profile cases of police brutality in Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore and elsewhere and the birth of Black Lives Matter movement seeking justice for the deaths of Michael Brown (police officer Darren Wilson was cleared by Obama’s DOJ), Tamir Rice (a grand jury declined to indict due to the fact that Rice drew what appeared to be a real firearm) and Freddie Gray (the trial against Officer William Porter ended in mistrial. Officers Nero, Goodson, and Rice were found not guilty at trial. The remaining charges against the officers were dropped on July 27, 2016).

Written by Morgan, who is under an overall deal at AMC, the potential series also will reflect current events and race relations through the stories and voices of fictional characters. Morgan will executive produce with Makeready founder and CEO Weston and creative heads Pam Abdy and Scott Nemes.

Lowery, a reporter at The Washington Post, was a lead on the paper’s “Fatal Force” project, a database that tracked 990 police shootings in 2015. The project won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016.

They Can’t Kill Us All joins the growing development slate of Makeready’s television division, headed by Nemes, which funds development and can deficit finance series, with Entertainment One handling international distribution. The slate also includes a series adaptation of Rocket Men, Robert Kurson’s upcoming book about the Apollo 8 odyssey; the Untitled David James Kelly project, with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson’s Appian Way; Old City Blues, by screenwriter Arash Amel, based on the Boom graphic novel; Catching Out, from writer/executive producer Amy Harris and executive producer Chloe Grace Moretz; and the Jonás Cuarón-written drama Undocumented America, based on manuscript by journalist and DACA recipient Karla Cornejo Villavicencio about undocumented immigrants illegal aliens across America.

Morgan is repped by Echo Lake Entertainment, CAA, and Rob Szymanski.

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Folsom high school warns USA chant could send “unintended message”

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Principal Lori Emmington: Coddling special snowflakes.

From CBS13: Controversy has erupted at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom over students chanting “USA.”

It’s a popular way to for students to show pride during sporting events and rallies, but school and district officials are now warning students that the chants could appear inappropriate and intolerant.

“I wasn’t angry, but I was definitely like, ‘Why can’t we chant USA?’” said senior Ryan Bernal, “To say USA, you know, we’re all the same. We’re all American. It doesn’t matter what your skin tone is or where you’re from.”

The chants are now causing chatter campus-wide after school staff brought up the topic to a leadership class.

Folsom Cordova Unified Communications Director Daniel Thigpen said, “To practice empathy, to practice kindness and to practice patriotism. You can do both.”

At some schools across the country, the chants appeared to be used in derogatory ways toward opponents of different ethnicities. The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), which oversees high school athletics, addressed the concerns with local districts.

“There’s a time and a place to yell that and cheer that,” said CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Commissioner Mike Garrison.

The school’s principal sent out an email to families Wednesday and relayed the same message to students over the school’s P.A. system, clarifying any confusion. She told students and parents that sometimes “We can communicate an unintended message.” She also said USA chanting is welcome, but it may be best to do it at what she says are appropriate times, like following the national anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance.

School officials worry the chants could come across as intolerant and offensive to some, but parents see it differently, as an expression of pride and acceptance.

Mother Natalie Woodbury said, “I want to chant USA because I want us to pull together and help, not because I want anybody to feel left out or not a part of our country. ”

District officials say they want to make clear that there is no ban on chanting USA.

I’m glad that they will still allow our students to cheer for our country,” said Mother Cody Santero.

It’s a chant Bernal says will continue to be about uniting, not dividing. “We’re all one. We all stand as one together,” she said.

The district says there has never been a complaint about USA chants at the school. Students say there’s likely to be a lot of chanting at an upcoming football game, where the theme is USA pride.

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