The ‘Religion of Trash’ Caption Contest

This is the 144th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

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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, February 28, 2017.

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

Every Monday morning, Ayesha plays a game of hide-and-seek with Dearborn’s trash collectors.

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

~Eowyn

Straight WNBA star: Lesbian culture broke my spirit

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Candice Wiggins

So much for “NO H8.”

From NY Post: Candice Wiggins was a college star at Stanford, the third pick of the 2008 WNBA draft and a 2011 champion. And at the mountaintop of her basketball career, her sexuality marred the moment.

There is a “very, very harmful” culture running throughout the WNBA, she says, which saw her get bullied during her eight-year career because she is heterosexual.

Wiggins, who last played in the league in 2015, said she retired prematurely to leave a league that she estimated — wildly — is 98 percent lesbian, and which is played in such isolation that it weighs on the people on the court.

“It wasn’t like my dreams came true in the WNBA. It was quite the opposite,” Wiggins said in an extensive San Diego Tribune story published Monday. “… I wanted to play two more seasons of WNBA, but the experience didn’t lend itself to my mental state. It was a depressing state in the WNBA. It’s not watched. Our value is diminished. It can be quite hard. I didn’t like the culture inside the WNBA, and without revealing too much, it was toxic for me. … My spirit was being broken.

The 30-year-old couldn’t take it anymore — being harassed for being straight and fighting for attention in a league that is starved.

“Me being heterosexual and straight, and being vocal in my identity as a straight woman was huge,” Wiggins said. “I would say 98 percent of the women in the WNBA are gay women. It was a conformist type of place. There was a whole different set of rules they [the other players] could apply.”

Wiggins, who played for the Lynx, Shock, Sparks and Liberty, claimed the issues revolve around the lack of attention the league has garnered as the WNBA struggles with ticket sales and TV ratings. For the 2016 season, the WNBA said its average attendance was 7,655 — its highest since 2011.

“There was a lot of jealousy and competition, and we’re all fighting for crumbs,” Wiggins said. “The way I looked, the way I played – those things contributed to the tension.

“People were deliberately trying to hurt me all of the time. I had never been called the B-word so many times in my life than I was in my rookie season. I’d never been thrown to the ground so much. The message was: ‘We want you to know we don’t like you.’ “

DCG

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Police stop ‘High Five Fridays’ at Massachusetts schools because it makes illegal aliens uncomfortable

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Police interacting with the children at school

From WILX: No more high-fives to police officers at schools in Northampton, Massachusetts on Friday mornings. The police department has stopped its ‘High Five Friday’ program after complaints.

The idea for the program came after police in Northampton visited a law enforcement conference in San Diego where “High Five Fridays” were done as a way for the department to engage with young people.

Uniformed officers in Northampton traveled to the city’s four elementary schools each Friday to welcome children to school for the day. The program ran for two months before it was halted. Police Chief Jody Kasper says there were complaints from residents concerned about how a weekly police presence might impact children of color, or undocumented children in a negative way. The chief decided to just cancel ‘High Five Fridays’ altogether.

Some residents disagree with the decision. “It’s very important to take care of the kids’ emotions and be sensitive towards it, but I think that stopping it abruptly was not the best way to go forward,” Lisa Maharjan of Northampton said. Northampton police say they will still give out high fives and fist bumps to anyone on the street who asks for one.

DCG

New Congressional bill HR 708 allows health insurers to charge older Americans 5x more

Did you know that at present, Obamacare makes it legal for insurers to charge older Americans a health insurance premium that’s three times more than what younger Americans pay?

That, of course, is tantamount to an age health tax.

To make matters worse, a new bill in Congress means to actually INCREASE it to as much as 5 times or more. 

The bill is H.R. 708: State Age Rating Flexibility Act of 2017, the purpose of which is to amend title XXVII of the Public Health Service Act to increase the permissible age variation based on age for health insurance premiums for coverage offered in the individual or small group market from a factor of three to a factor of five, or to a factor determined by the state.

To top it off, this age-discriminatory bill was introduced by a Republican! — Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Indiana). At present, there are no co-sponsors. On January 27, 2017, H.R. 708 was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

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Casey Dowd reports for Fox News, Feb. 16, 2017, that AARP Senior Vice President Joyce Rogers lashed out against H.R. 708 in a letter to the Chairman and Ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. AARP Executive Vice President Nancy LeaMond told FOX Business:

“This legislation has a simple explanation — it would be an age tax — charging older Americans not yet eligible for Medicare a penalty of five times what others must pay for health insurance. The term ‘age rating’ is Washington-speak for overcharging older Americans by thousands of dollars for their health care.”

According to a new study from AARP’s Public Policy Institute conducted by the independent actuarial firm Milliman, if H.R. 708 is passed, on average, adults age 60 and older would see their insurance bills go up by $3,200 — making their average annual premium a whopping $17,900.

LeaMond said:

“Seniors already spend one out of every six dollars on healthcare—they can’t afford to spend more.

A typical senior without insurance in the individual market has a median income of only $20,000.  Asking moderate and middle income older Americans to pay over $3,000 more out of pocket for insurance will put a major squeeze on other necessities.  And, this group is already dealing with added expenses from the high prices of prescription drugs.

Add to that the fact that many parents pay for their children’s insurance until they turn twenty-six, a bill many are happy to foot, but that certainly adds to their financial burden.”

LeaMond said this week, AARP launched a new campaign to stop the age tax that includes advertising and recess visits by AARP staff and volunteers to members of Congress in the states:

“Our latest efforts follow letters we have sent that lay out the negative impact of the age tax. The ads also come as an addition to AARP’s Medicare campaign, which takes on ‘premium support,’ a proposal that would harm Medicare beneficiaries by turning the successful program into a private voucher program.

We are encouraging our members to call their representatives in Congress at 844-617-2688 and urge them to oppose H.R. 708, the bill that would allow insurance companies to charge 50- to 64-year-olds thousands of dollars more for their health care. Remind Congress they should be standing up for their constituents, not insurance companies. You can also send a message to your Representative by going to the following website Opens a New Window. .

Contact info. for Rep. Larry Buschon:

1005 Longworth House Office Building
(202) 225-4636

~Eowyn

Washington senator insists insurance bill is not about gun control

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Maralyn Chase: Fully believes in your Second Amendment rights, HOWEVER…

Attention Ms. Chase:

  1. You have a Constitutional right to own a firearm. A home or car is not a Constitutional right.
  2. You do NOT have to purchase insurance (unless you are financing in which case it is usually required). Sure, you take on higher risks and even fines yet there are plenty of people who opt out of purchasing insurance.

From MyNorthwest.com: The Washington State Legislature is considering a series of gun control measures that includes Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s assault weapon ban and a gun lock safety bill.

One senator has introduced a measure that takes on the issue a different way, requiring liability insurance before someone can buy a gun.

Sen. Maralyn Chase (D-Edmonds) says people have to buy insurance for their homes, their cars, and other items, so having it for guns makes sense to her (of course it does – she’s a democrat).

Chase insists her bill is not about gun control, but rather public and private protections.

“I fully believe in Second Amendment rights, however, with those rights come great responsibilities,” Chase said. “We see the destructive power of guns almost nightly on the news and yet we do not require gun owners to have any type of liability insurance. Requiring liability insurance may cause an irresponsible gun owner to exercise extra care in preventing firearm-related accidents, especially in tragic accidents involving children.”

Dave Workman, senior editor of thegunmag.com, doesn’t believe gun liability insurance will do anything to cut down on crime or gun related accidents. “This is one more hoop that somebody is trying to throw out there to require people to jump through before they can exercise a civil right,” he said. “If they did this, or tried to do this, the howling would be heard all the way from our Washington to Washington D.C.”

Workman says politicians can only go so far with something like this before getting a negative reaction from the public. He doesn’t believe the bill will get much traction in Olympia.

Senator Chase agrees. She admits it will be difficult to get it out of the Senate given the current political makeup. But, she says, it’s important to get the discussion started. For now, her bill sits in the Senate’s Law and Justice Committee, with no hearing scheduled.

There is one group that’s in favor of gun liability insurance — insurance companies. Insurance companies sell policies for self-defense use of guns and concealed carry. It’s even NRA-endorsed. As described in a video promoting “Second Call Defense,” the “legal aftermath of a self-defense shooting can sometimes seem worse than what causes you to use lethal force in the first place.” (See the video at the MyNorthwest.com article.)

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Killing Frenzy: International drive to replace $600M gap from Trump’s funding ban for overseas abortion

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On January 23, 2017, his first full day of work as President of the United States of America, Donald John Trump fulfilled a campaign promise he had made by signing an executive order reinstating the lapsed “Mexico City Policy” that bans U.S. government funding of overseas groups that perform or lobby to legalize abortion, such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

See “Trump fulfills 3 promises in first day of work as POTUS, including defund International Planned Parenthood

President Trump’s banning of U.S. funding of overseas abortion means a savings of as much as $600 million over the course of 4 years.

Hellbent on the murder of innocent unborn human beings, the Netherlands started a global drive to raise millions of dollars to replace the now missing U.S. abortion funds.  

Gwladys Fouche reports for Reuters, Feb. 21, 2017, that in January, the Netherlands started a global fund to help women across the world access abortion services, saying Trump’s “global gag rule” meant a funding gap of $600 million over the next four years.

Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Canada, Cape Verde and Norway have all joined the abortion fund drive.

The Netherlands has pledged $10 million. So has Norway.

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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg declared in a statement:

“The government is increasing its support for family planning and safe abortion by 85 million Norwegian crowns ($10 million) compared with 2016. At a time when this agenda has come under pressure, a joint effort is particularly important.”

Note that Norway’s former prime minister is none other than Jens Stoltenberg, the present secretary general of NATO who is a Bilderberg élite and heavily invested in the vaccine industry. He was once photographed at some conference wearing a 666 T-shirt. (See “Another Candidate for the Beast” and “NATO globalists sing ‘We are the World’“)

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Jens Stoltenberg, NATO secretary general & former Norway prime minister

See also “Swedish government official calls for assassinating President Trump”.

~Eowyn

We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 143rd Caption Contest!

So many funny captions!

FOTM‘s writers duly voted, each for what he/she considered to be the best (#1) and second-best (#2) captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner of FOTM’s 143rd Caption Contest, with two #1 votes and one #2 vote, totaling 10 points, is . . .

Snoopy danceLou Minati!

Here’s the winning caption:

At the 50 Shades of Grey party, Katie Couric demonstrates how easy it is to walk while wearing a butt plug.

At the 50 Shades of Grey party, Katie Couric demonstrates how easy it is to walk while wearing a butt plug.

Dave and DeeFruth are in 2nd place, each with 6 points. Here is Dave’s caption, which received one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points:

Now that Megyn’s gone maybe I’ll have a shot at FOX

Here is DeeFruth’s caption, which received three #2 votes, totaling 6 points:

Does this pose make me look stupid?

Two of chemtrailssuck‘s captions and YouKnowWho are in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points. Here are the respective captions:

“I shake my BIG TUSH on the cat walk”

WARNING: Cougar in heat!

Cootie Couric

japoa is in 4th place, with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here’s his caption:

I may not have Betty Davis eyes, but I’m getting close to having Hillary Clinton size thighs.

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, Lou Minati!

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, go here.

Be here tomorrow for our next very exciting Caption Contest!

~Éowyn