The ‘Who’s the Dummy’ Caption Contest

 

This is the 217th 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, January 21, 2020.

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

“Chaired by Jerrold ‘drooling‘ Nadler, the House Judiciary Committee convenes its impeachment hearing”

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

~Eowyn

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Harry & Meghan Markle lose in duel with the Queen

 

On January 8, 2020, after British taxpayers had spent $41.9 million (£32 million) on their wedding less than two years ago in May 2018, and another $3 million on refurbishing their residence Frogmore Cottage (including a copper bath tub and a yoga floor), eco-hypocrites Prince Harry, 35, and his D-list Hollywood-actress wife Meghan Markle, 38, sparked a crisis in the British monarchy by announcing (on Instagram!) they want to reduce their royal duties (whatever that means) and spend more time in North America, while becoming “financially independent”.

The Toxic Duo made the announcement without consulting with or even notifying Harry’s 93-year-old grandmother, the Queen.

By “financially independent” is meant their intention to milk their royal titles for commercial purpose. Already, they’ve registered the domain name SussexRoyal.com and filed for a trademark for “Sussex Royal” on a dizzying range of items including clothing and newspapers. At the same time, while “reducing their royal duties,” the Toxic Duo have every intention of keeping all the royal perquisites they’ve enjoyed, including their royal titles (HRH, Duke and Duchess of Sussex) and £multimillions in security protection and grants from Prince Charles’ Duchy of Cornwall.

In their grandiose and ill-advised showdown with the British monarchy, the Markles have lost.

Today, Buckingham Palace, i.e., the Queen, issued a stunning announcement that effective Spring 2020 (Daily Mail) :

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to completely give up royal life, stop carrying out royal duties, and they can no longer formally represent the Queen.
  • Since they no longer represent the Queen, they will not be entitled to the protection detail they currently have.
  • Since they will no longer carry out royal duties, they will no longer be funded by the taxpayer. (But the assumption is that Harry will continue to be supported by his father, Prince Charles, to the tune of around £2.3million a year. That money is from Prince Charles’ £21 million a year income generated from the Duchy of Cornwall.)
  • They will no longer use their HRH (His/Her Royal Highness) titles.
  • Henceforth, they will be known as “Harry, Duke of Sussex” and “Meghan, Duchess of Sussex” — titles that can only be removed by an Act of Parliament (which can still happen).
  • They will repay £2.4 million of taxpayers’ money spent to renovate their Frogmore Cottage home, in which it is rumored the couple never actually lived. 
  • They have pledged to “uphold the Queen’s values,” which most commentators interpret as a constraint on the Toxic Duo’s grand plans to merchandise their royal titles and connections.
  • Prince Harry who had served a decade in the British Army will be stripped of his “official military appointments,” which means he will no longer be Captain General of the Royal Marines, Honorary Air Force Commandant of the Royal Air Force Base Honington, and Honorary Commodore-in-Chief of the Royal Naval Commands’ Small Ships and Diving.
  • Buckingham Palace will review the “new arrangements” in a year, which means there may be more punitive constraints if the Toxic Duo misbehave by, as they have threatened, to “tell all” in American TV interviews.

Piers Morgan tweeted this:

See also:

~Eowyn

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29 criminal aliens released by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in recent weeks

 

Press release from ICE dated 1/16/20:

“COLUMBUS — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has released 29 criminal aliens and immigration violators since November 2019, despite written detainer requests filed with them by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

“When dangerous criminal aliens are released into the community, public safety is needlessly put at risk because of the individual’s propensity to re-offend,” said Rebecca Adducci, field office director for ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in Michigan and Ohio. “ICE remains committed to arresting and removing criminal aliens in the interest of public safety and national security, despite local decisions to not honor detainers and jeopardize the safety of its citizens.”

ICE recently apprehended the following criminal alien after his release from the Franklin County Sherriff’s Office with an active detainer in place:

• Hajir Muhammud, a 59-year old national of Somalia, was arrested by local authorities Dec. 27, for failure to register as a Tier 1 sex offender. He is a convicted sex offender for crimes involving children. ICE lodged a detainer following his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. On Jan. 6, ICE arrested Muhammud, and he is currently in custody pending removal proceedings.

However, several criminal aliens released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office are currently at-large. Efforts by ICE to apprehend these men are currently underway. They include:

• Edgar Moreno-Soto, a 25-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Nov. 6, for felony firearm charges, drugs, among other charges. ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Manuel Vazquez-Sanchez, a 25-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Nov. 8, for domestic violence, assault, falsification and menacing. He has been removed from the U.S. twice since 2018 ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Arturo Maya-Sanchez, a 28-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Nov. 9, for domestic violence, DUI and domestic violence. He has been removed from the U.S. twice since 2018. ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Marvin Fabricio Herdnandez-Chicas, a 24-year-old Salvadoran national, was arrested Nov. 3, for domestic violence and assault. ICE lodged a detainer after his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.
• Martin Antonio Paredes-Zamorano, aka Wilfred Vega, a 31-year-old Mexican national, was arrested Dec. 15, for DUI and having a loaded firearm in his vehicle. He was previously removed from the U.S. in 2014. ICE lodged a detainer following his arrest. He was subsequently released after Franklin County declined to honor the ICE detainer. His current location is unknown.

If you have any information on the above at-large individuals, please call the ICE tip line at 1-866-DHS-2-ICE (866-347-2423).”

Read the whole press release here.

Sheriff Dallas Baldwin

The Sheriff of Franklin County is Dallas Baldwin.

Demorat Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther (center)

The mayor of Columbus is demorat Andrew Ginther, who whole-heartedly respects the rights illegal aliens in order to “promote strong police-community relations.”

You legal, tax-paying demorat voters of Columbus deserve what may come your way.

Just ask New York how that sanctuary status is working for them.

DCG

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Meghan Markle has connections to sex-trafficking cult NXIVM?

 

Before she married Britain’s dim-witted Prince Harry less than two years ago, Meghan Markle, was a minor Hollywood actress in the cable TV show, Suits.

But she was more than an actress. Persistent rumors on the Internet say she was also a “yachter” — an actress or model, typically female, who supplements her income by prostituting herself on yachts owned by millionaires/billionaires. The term “yachting” however has been generalized to include not just prostituting on yachts, but sex-for-pay with wealthy men no matter the venue. (Urban Dictionary)

According to the National Enquirer, in 2017 after Harry and Meghan engaged to be married, MI5 scrubbed the net of Meghan’s salacious past, sealed her court and medical records, and silenced her friends and acquaintances with hush money and non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

But Markle was more than a yachter — she may be connected to the torture and sex-trafficking cult NXIVM.

Enterprising tweeter ken @ken21710790 found a 2014 tweet by Hannah Bronfman that referred to Markle.

Hannah Bronfman, 32, is the niece of Clare Bronfman, the youngest daughter of billionaire former Seagram liquor chairman Edgar Bronfman Sr.

Clare and her sister Sara Bronfman were heavily involved in the criminal NXIVM as financial backers, committed followers, and trainers. On April 19, 2019, Clare Bronfman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to conceal and harbor illegal aliens for financial gain and fraudulent use of identification. She faces several months in prison when sentenced.

Meghan, who lived in Toronto for 7 years as an actress in Suits, has the enthusiastic support of Canadian prime minister Justin “blackface” Trudeau. Trudeau recently grandly declared that Canada would pay for the hefty security costs of Meghan and Harry who announced they wanted to “scale back” on their royal duties to live in North America.

It turns out that Justin Trudeau also has a connection to the Bronfmans.

According to a report by The Guardian, Trudeau’s chief fundraiser and senior adviser is none other than another Bronfman — Stephen Bronfman, heir to the Seagram fortune, who was instrumental in Trudeau’s successful bid for the leadership of the Canadian Liberal party in 2013 and the premiership two years later.

Stephen Bronfman is suspected of tax fraud for moving millions of dollars to offshore havens to avoid taxes in the U.S., Canada and Israel.

See also:

~Eowyn

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Savage: President Trump’s admin rolls back Michelle Obama’s school lunch program – on her birthday!

 

I remember when this program was rolled out. The kids HATED it and A LOT of food went to waste.

Happy Birthday Moochelle!

From Daily Mail: Donald Trump’s administration proposed new school lunch guidelines Friday that would undo several changes made by Michelle Obama to get more fruit and veggies on the menu: a move that comes on the former first lady’s birthday.

The Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Food and Nutrition Service, said it is proposing new rules ‘to simplify meal service and reduce food waste.’ That would include ‘increasing flexibility in the “vegetable subgroups” requirements for school lunches.’

But the changes would allow schools to cut the amount of vegetables and fruits required at lunch and breakfasts while giving them the ability to offer more pizza, burgers and fries instead.

It would also undo rules championed by Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move initiative and The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.

Friday is the former first lady’s 56th birthday.

Michelle Obama made healthy eating a signature issue during her time in the White House. ‘I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition,’ she said.

Trump, however, is known for his love of fast food. He often ate McDonalds or Kentucky Fried Chicken on the campaign trail. One of his favorite meals is a hamburger with a side salad consisting of an edge of iceberg lettuce covered in blue cheese. Apple pie with ice cream is his favorite dessert.

Consumer groups slammed the proposed school meal changes. (#OrangeManBad!)

‘The proposed rule would allow anything that might be allowable as an entrée on any one school day to be served as an a la carte item every single day. In practice, if finalized, this would create a huge loophole in school nutrition guidelines, paving the way for children to choose pizza, burgers, French fries, and other foods high in calories, saturated fat or sodium in place of balanced school meals every day,’ Center for Science in the Public Interest Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs Colin Schwartz said in a statement.

Read the whole story here.

DCG

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Neither Canadians nor Americans want Meghan Markle & Prince Harry

 

On January 8, 2020, after British taxpayers had spent $41.9 million (£32 million) on their wedding less than two years ago in May 2018, and $3 million on refurbishing their residence Frogmore Cottage, eco-hypocrites Prince Harry, 35, and his D-list Hollywood-actress wife Meghan Markle, 38, sparked a crisis in the British monarchy by announcing (on Instagram!) they want to reduce their royal duties (whatever that means) and spend more time in North America, while becoming “financially independent”.

The Toxic Duo made the announcement without consulting with or even notifying Harry’s 93-year-old grandmother, the Queen.

By “financially independent” is meant their intention to milk their royal titles for commercial purpose. Already, they’ve registered the domain name SussexRoyal.com and filed for a trademark for “Sussex Royal” on a dizzying range of items including clothing and newspapers. At the same time, while “reducing their royal duties,” the Toxic Duo have every intention of keeping all the royal perquisites they’ve enjoyed, including their royal titles (HRH, Duke and Duchess of Sussex) and £multimillions in “subsidies” and security protection.

Update (Jan. 18, 2020):Harry & Meghan Markle lose in duel with the Queen

A day after they made the announcement, news came that Meghan already had left the UK back to the $14.1 million waterfront luxury mansion near Victoria, BC, Canada, reportedly owned by a mysterious Russian oligarch. The Toxic Duo and their elusive infant son Archie had spent 7 weeks in the mansion during a Christmas-New Year “break” from the oh-so-demanding royal duties of showing up at charity functions to smile and shake the hands of the plebians — British taxpayers.

Waterfront mansion near Victoria, BC, Canada

“Woke” Meghan had made known, through her pals, that her eventual destination is Los Angeles, but not as long as Donald Trump is President, whom pro-Hillary Meghan had called “syphilis”. (See “Harry and Meghan don’t want to live in LA until Trump leaves office”)

But neither Canadians nor Americans want the Toxic Duo.

James Wood reports for the Daily Mail, January 16, 2020, that although Canada’s prime minister Justin “blackface” Trudeau grandly declared that Canada would pay for Harry, Meghan and their son Archie’s protection while they are in Canada, a new poll found that nearly three quarters of Canadians do not want to pay for the couple’s move to Canada or to pay for their security arrangements. 

On their website Sussexroyal.com, Harry and Meghan had grandiosely declared they were “internationally protected people” entitled to bodyguards wherever they go. But the phrase was deleted hours later after Dai Davies, a former chief superintendent who led the London Metropolitan Police’s royalty protection unit, said there is no such thing as “internationally protected people.” Davis said: “Their naivety beggars belief. I have never heard of the phrase ‘internationally protected people’. As far as I can see there is no such thing when you are no longer performing royal duties.”

Estimates of the security cost range from half of £1million ($1.3million) a year — a figure based on the cost of Harry and Meghan’s current UK security bill — to $10 million (£7.6million) annually. Chris Matthews, formerly of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who worked in the protection of the Royal Family to Canada, told The Globe and Mail that security would be more costly as they would have to set it up from scratch. The couple’s residence would also need to have fences installed, alongside CCTV and alarms, all of which adds to the cost of their security. Matthews said: “They need personal body guards all the time. You have to pay those peoples’ salaries. You’ve got to pay for the vehicles they travel in and the aircraft they travel in. You have to pay for the communications equipment they require because it has to be sophisticated so that you can’t listen to it.”

The poll of a randomized sample of 1,154 Canadian adults for the non-profit Angus Reid Institute was conducted from January 13-14 this year. Among the findings are:

  • Just 14% of Canadians said they would be “very pleased” to see the couple spend a significant time in Canada; 50% said they did not care either way. 
  • More than 7-in 10 (73%) Canadians said they would prefer Canada not pitch in any money for the couple; 1-in-5 (19%) said some cost sharing is appropriate; only 3% of Canadians are willing to pay for all costs.
  • Two-thirds (66%) said the British monarchy is losing or has lost relevance; 41% said they feel the monarchy is completely irrelevant.
  • Nearly half (45%) said Canada should not continue as a constitutional monarchy for generations and generations to come, but there is little consensus over what, if anything, might replace the monarch as Canada’s head of state.

On January 15 in a scathing editorial, Canada’s most influential newspaper The Globe and Mail urged the Trudeau government to say “no” to Harry and Meghan’s plan to move to Canada while remaining part of the Royal Family because that would break an “unspoken constitutional taboo.” The editorial says: “Canada is not a halfway house for anyone looking to get out of Britain while remaining a royal. You are welcome to visit, but so long as you are senior royals, Canada cannot allow you to come to stay.”

Meanwhile, a poll by Spectator USA found that 85.3% of Americans say they would vote for Trump in order to keep Meghan and Harry out of the United States. LOL

See also these FOTM posts on the Toxic Duo:

~Eowyn

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Protesters Don’t Understand Gun Control at March For Our Lives

 

Shocker, not.

Just found this video from 2018. So many ill-informed voters…

DCG

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‘Curviest model ever’ posts ‘fearless’ swimsuit photo: ‘Cellulite is cool too’

 

More of this “body positivity” and “inclusivity” crap. Ugh.

And if you dare have a different opinion, be warned you WILL BE shamed for stating the truth about the side effects of obesity.

Cool cellulite on plus-size model Hunter McGrady

From Yahoo: Supermodel Hunter McGrady is making 2020 “fearless” with a swimsuit post that amplifies her curves — and her cellulite.

The 26-year-old beauty, once named Sports Illustrated’s ‘Curviest Model Ever,’ was true to form on Instagram Thursday, posing on the beach in a black one-piece swimsuit. “Cus cellulite is cool too bodies are meant to change with you, move a little different and look different,” she wrote. “We’re so predisposed as humans to want to go with the grain and change ourselves to fit inside a pristine box in order to be accepted. Real change happens outside of our comfort zones. So many of us let Fear hold us back from doing things we love or loving ourselves because we think we won’t measure up.”

Defining fear as “False Evidence Appearing Real,” the model added, “We get into our heads and allow fear to control us and tell us what we lack and what we aren’t. Let’s make sure to make this year a fearless one.”

McGrady has started 2020 with optimism and confidence. Anticipating her fourth appearance in the upcoming Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, shot in Bali, she recently posted a throwback outtake from last year’s Costa Rican shoot.

And in a November preview, McGrady posed in a black-and-gold bikini. “Can’t wait for you guys to see this issue,” she wrote on Instagram. “Keep on rocking that body of yours and remember You are ENOUGH as you are RIGHT. NOW.”

The model, who is still a newlywed — in June, she married Brian Keyes, whom she reportedly met on Snapchat after dating for less than two years — also graced the fall issue of The Knot. McGrady told Good Morning America that owning the cover as a plus-size woman was secondary to how her image was presented.

My whole platform is inclusivity and there’s nothing on [the cover] that’s like, ‘This is a plus-size model.’ It’s a model on the cover of a magazine,” McGrady told GMA in July. “My whole message is promoting that and getting that narrative out there that we should all feel seen and all feel beautiful regardless of our size.”

Read the whole story here.

DCG

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UK company creates knives with square tips amid record rise in stabbings

 

From NY Post: A cutlery company in England has designed a new line of kitchen knives with square tips in an effort to reduce the rising knife crime that has plagued the United Kingdom.

The Viners firm, founded in Sheffield in 1908, created the “Assure” range of blunt-tipped knives after knife-related crime reached a record high in England and Wales last year.

In Oct. 2019, the BBC reported new figures had shown a 7 percent rise in knife crime — a record high — in the months from June 2018 to June 2019. The data showed offenses involving a knife or sharp instrument increased from 41,000 to over 44,000 in those 12 months.

“With knife-related crime incidents at a record high and a reported 285 fatalities in the last 12 months alone, the UK Government has taken the decision to reclassify kitchen knives as an offensive weapon with the new Offensive Weapons Act 2019, leading some retailers to remove single knives from sale in retail stores,” the company said in a news release.

The firm said in response to the new legislation, it designed the square-ended knives that are “shaped to reduce and prevent injuries, accidents and fatalities” while still maintaining their functionality.

The knives were “repeatedly tested to ensure the tip does not pierce skin intentionally or otherwise,” Viners told the Independent.

The knives are available to order on Viners’ website with prices ranging between $4.55 and $18.87.

DCG

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Greta Thunberg the puppet: Her 51 y.o. dad and UN climate change activist write her Facebook page

 

16-year-old Greta Thunberg became an instant darling of the Left when she gave a doomsday speech at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit in New York City, in which she berated the assembled world leaders, including President Trump, of ignoring “climate change” and proclaimed an imminent end of the world of “mass extinction” and the collapse of “entire ecosystems”.

Time magazine actually selected Thunberg to be Person of the Year — the youngest person ever to be so named. In November 2019, Thunberg’s adoring fans plastered her face onto a gigantic 60′ x 30′ mural in downtown San Francisco.

But there is every evidence that this 16-year-old girl is a puppet of shadowy adults behind the scenes. (See my post of Dec. 18, 2019: “Greta Thunberg: Puppet of the Year”)

Here is more evidence.

Greta Thunberg has a Facebook page that appears to be her page to which presumably she alone posts. Indeed, Facebook‘s “page transparency” shows her as the confirmed owner.

However, a recent software glitsch revealed that her father and a United Nations activist actually post on and run her Facebook page.

Wired‘s Lily Hay Newman explains the glitsch, January 10, 2020:

Facebook Pages give public figures, businesses, and other entities a presence on Facebook that isn’t tied to an individual profile. The accounts behind those pages are anonymous unless a Page owner opts to make the admins public. You can’t see, for example, the names of the people who post to Facebook on WIRED’s behalf. But a bug that was live from Thursday evening until Friday morning allowed anyone to easily reveal the accounts running a Page, essentially doxing anyone who posted to one…. All it took to exploit the bug was opening a target page and checking the edit history of a post. Facebook mistakenly displayed the account or accounts that made edits to each post, rather than just the edits themselves.

During the Facebook glitsch, enterprising netizens got to work and discovered that two adult men post as 16-year-old Greta on her Facebook page: Svante Thunberg and Adarsh Prathap (ZeroHedge).

(1) Greta’s dad, Svante Thunberg, a 51-year-old Swedish actor:

(2) Adarsh Prathap, a United Nations climate activist in India:

Adarsh Prathap’s LinkedIn page says he was a “Youth Reporter” at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s 2017 UN Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany. Prathap currently is the youth coordinator for Youth Engaged in Wetlands, which calls itself “an international youth team committed to the conservation, protection, and wise-use of wetlands”.

After her adult male puppeteers were uncovered, Greta Thunberg continues to insist that she writes all the content posted by her father and Prathap. 😎

~Eowyn

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CNN to produce documentary about the rise of Fake News!

 

BREITBART: HBO Teams with CNN’s Brian Stelter for Documentary About the Rise of Fake News

By DAVID NG

Just a week after news broke about CNN settling a massive lawsuit over its fake news coverage of Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, WarnerMedia announced Wednesday that CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter is making a documentary about the rise of fake news that will debut in March on HBO.

READ HERE: https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/01/15/brian-stelter-making-hbo-documentary-about-rise-of-fake-news/


SAY WHAT???!!!

Let me get this straight, the poster child for all Fake News is about to tell us about the rise of Fake News?

Motivations please!

Let me guess:

  • He wants to get ahead of the narrative?
  • He wants to innoculate CNN from public blame?

Wait! I know!

  • He wants to finally come clean and confess to the treasonous lies he’s promoted for years!

No, that last one is way too unlikely. Getting ahead of the narrative is most likely in my opinion.

And since he intends to deflect blame FROM CNN, then who is likely to be named the “Real” Fake News?

We at FOTM could venture a guess.

~ TD