Trump Impeachment witchhunt hearings begin today – Watch live

 

The Demonrats’ witchhunt of President Trump rises to a feverish pitch today with Day One of their impeachment hearings.

Click here to watch the impeachment hearings.

This is an Open Thread – feel free to comment as you watch the hearings.

On the ostensible reason for the impeachment hearings, see:

~Eowyn

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The Nose Knows Caption Contest

 

This is the 212th 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, November 12, 2019.

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

Thinking of running again for the presidency, Hillary Clinton picks her cabinet members.

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

~Eowyn

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Wednesday funnies!

 

h/t Cloyd Rivers Burns

DCG

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Parents magazine uses a 4-year-old boy to spread propaganda

 

Parents magazine is published by the Meredith Corporation and, according to their Wikipedia page, features “scientific” information on child development geared to help parents in raising their children.

That is a complete lie. What they are really featuring is complete leftist LGTBQRSTUV propaganda.

Last week the magazine posted the above picture to Instagram saying the following: “I told him [Eli, the kid in the picture] that SOME women, SOME non binary people and SOME men have periods. It was easy for him to accept as he hadn’t had to unlearn the engrained societal norm but if a 4 year old can grasp it I’m sure most of us can have a crack at unlearning transphobic/misinformed norms and open our minds… ya think?”

They also shared this lie on Twitter with an accompanying article about the womyn who originally shared the picture.

Fortunately the majority of comments do no support this progressive madness.

Hopefully this boy will receive a proper education. Yet I’m not holding my breath that the reality of biology will be entertained in his home.

h/t Moonbattery

DCG

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California Nightmare: L.A. homeless man poured bucket of hot feces on woman

 

The nightmare that is California and its failed cities continues to worsen….

Joel Grover and Amy Corral report for NBC4 Los Angeles, November 11, 2019, that attacks by homeless people are increasing in Los Angeles. As many as 9,846 of these crimes were reported in the city by the end of 2018, including a homeless man dumping a bucket of his diarrhea on a woman.

According to public records, Heidi Van Tassel was getting in her car after dining with friends at a Thai restaurant on Hollywood Boulvard near the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Suddenly a homeless man sprinted across the boulevard, pulled her out of the car, dragged her out to the middle of the street, and dumped a bucket of feces on her head.

Van Tassel recounted the attack, through tears: “It was diarrhea. Hot liquid. I was soaked, and it was coming off my eyelashes and into my eyes. Paramedics who came to treat me said there was so much of it on me, that it looked like the man was saving it up for a month. It was all inside my car because it was so much. He just kept pouring it and splattering it all over me. It was awful. And it changed my life.”

Van Tassel was rushed to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, where she was tested for infectious diseases caused by contact with feces. She’ll need to be retested every three months.

Security footage from businesses nearby captured the attack, and bodycam captured the aftermath as officers responded, but the LAPD and businesses would not release the footage, even when Van Tassel asked to see it.

Van Tassel said the Los Angeles Police Department told her they’d investigate the crime, but her phone calls to the department went unanswered. She said the police also promised to have their victims’ advocate reach out to her to offer services, but she never got a call: “It’s so traumatic. The PTSD that I’m dealing with is beyond anything that I’ve ever felt. There needs to be some kind of help for the victims of these crimes.”

The man who attacked her is identified in court records as Jere Blessings, a transient with “schizophrenia and psychotic disorders.” He was charged with battery, taken to jail, then sent by a judge to a residential facility for people with mental health issues where he stayed for only two months. He was released in August.

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said Blessings is now back in the community, which worries Van Tassel. She said: “He doesn’t need jail time. He needs mental health care. I have empathy for him. Because he needs help. I will never, ever, forget his face. What’s the next thing he’s going to do somebody? If he would’ve had a knife, for sure he would’ve stabbed me.”

I searched and searched, including the website MugshotsOnline.com, but was unable to find a pic of the attacker Jere Blessings.

I found the Twitter account of a “Heidi S(abrina) Van Tassel” @HeidiSabrina who lives in Los Angeles and is an anti-Trumper. On Oct. 2, 2019, she retweeted this:

This Heidi S. Van Tassel on Twitter is the same Heidi Van Tassel who was victimized by Jere Blessings because her Twitter pic is the same as the pic of the victim in News Thud‘s report.

That means victim Heidi Van Tassel is yet another example of a “useful idiot” Democrat who seems unable to connect the failed city of Los Angeles with its all-Democrat government, which is why Los Angeles and California’s dysfunctions will continue.

The Los Angeles city government consists of:

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti, Democrat.
  • City Attorney Mike Feuer, Democrat.
  • City Controller Ron Galperin, Democrat.
  • City Council: 14 of the 15 City Council members are Democrat (the remaining member is Republican).

H/t FOTM‘s priceless DCG

See also:

~Eowyn

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Shelter cat put in solitary confinement for repeatedly letting other cats out

 

Quilty/Photo from Friends4Life.org

What a little rascal…

From Daily Mirror: A cat named Quilty has been sentenced to solitary confinement for continually letting other cats out of their enclosures at his shelter after multiple warnings failed to curb the problem.

The serial offender was caught by staff at Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization jail-breaking other felines out of the senior room ‘repeatedly, several times a day’.

Quilty also has a chequered past of consistent offending, after staff at the shelter in Houston discovered he used to let his dog sibling into the house at his old home.

After an online campaign was launched to #FreeQuilty, the shelter said that his review with the parole board had failed but he ‘released himself’ anyway, before being returned to solitary.

The shelter said: “Quilty will not be contained. And he has no shame. Quilty loves to let cats out of the senior room. Repeatedly. Several times a day. We have since Quilty-proofed the cat room, while he took a brief hiatus in the lobby.

Photo from Facebook

“His roommates missed him while he was banished to the lobby. They enjoyed their nighttime escapades around the shelter.

“The staff, however, did not miss the morning cat wrangling, so we’ll just have to agree to disagree there.”

The shelter continued to post updates in a brilliant thread as Quilty tried, and failed, to escape through a window and a video showed the ‘spicy a-hole’ being marched back to his holding cell after he got out and crashed a staff meeting.

Quilty is still looking for a home and although he’s unsure about small children his bio reads: “I do know that I like to open closed doors. When I see one it challenges me, and I work hard to get it open and I’m usually successful.”

His fans were confident he would find a forever home soon.

One wrote: “Will Quilty let our dogs out for us at night? And would he let them back in? We might need him in our lives…”

Another replied: “I need Quilty! He will love my house! We have an open door policy (except to the outside) so he can go anywhere he wants!”

DCG

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How would you score on this 1945 English grammar test?

 

True confession: I love quizzes. 😀

BabaMail has a 15-questions quiz on English grammar, taken from a test administered in 1945. The quiz says:

Someone once said: “Good grammar is like good philosophy.” Indeed, grammar is a kind of deeper understanding of a language…. These 15 questions were taken from an English test administered in 1945. In those days, there were no spell checks, and people wrote long letters, so good grammar was a must in proper society. Care to give it a go? Make us proud!

To take the quiz, click here, then report back to us on your score, please.

I got 15/15, which I’d expected because I’m kinda “anal” about grammar. 😉

~Eowyn

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Why Big Tech wants to access your medical records

 

No surprise that this is happening.

And no surprise why people feel less inclined to share with their doctors any true information about their medical status (think VA).

DCG

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USS Grayback submarine discovered 75 years later

 

Read about the history of this submarine here.

Great job by the folks at the Lost 52 Project. About their mission:

“Our mission objective is to provide the fullest possible documentation and accounting of these locations for our missing WWII Navy Sailors, their families and the nation. Our mission goes beyond discovery and exploration and includes site surveys, developing complete database on each submarine, enabling community outreach and build education components that will stand the test of time. This includes collecting and preserving memorabilia, artifacts, scanned correspondence, official documentation, oral histories, films and photos that are shared by family members. A total of 52 U.S. Submarines were lost in WWII with 374 officers and 3131 men of the Submarine Force who gave their lives. Currently there have been seven of these “Lost 52” that have been found. Our team has discovered five of those submarines and we are engaging with several organizations who have also made discoveries.”

Read about their mission of locating WWII submarines here.

DCG

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Democrat jailed for sex with underage girl, elected to Virginia State Senate

 

Elizabeth Tyree reports for WSET (via ABC7 WJLA) that in last Tuesday elections in Virginia, November 5, 2019, Democrat Joe Morrissey, 61, a former Virginia lawmaker who was jailed for having sex with his underage law office intern, won the state senate seat for the 16th District — parts of Richmond, Chesterfield County, Petersburg, Hopewell, Prince George County, and Dinwiddie County.

Morrissey won with nearly 64% of the votes, defeating Waylin Ross, an independent. Virginia’s Republican Party did not bother to put up a candidate.

Four years ago in 2015, Morrissey was convicted and jailed for having sex with his then 17-year-old intern receptionist. He was in his 50s at the time and a member of the Virginia House of Delegates at.

Morrissey denied wrongdoing but entered an Alford plea to a misdemeanor, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, acknowledging that prosecutors had enough evidence for a conviction.

Note: An Alford plea is a guilty plea in criminal court, whereby a defendant in a criminal case does not admit to the criminal act and asserts innocence, but admits that the evidence presented by the prosecution would be likely to persuade a judge or jury to find the defendant guilty.

Morrissey later married the girl, Myrna Warren (who’s black), his second marriage. The couple now has three children. He has fathered a total of six children by four different women, including his current wife Warren. (Washington Post)

According to The Daily Wire, in 2015 Morrissey was initially indicted on charges of possessing and distributing child pornography (he had, according to prosecutors, a nude photograph of the girl and had sent it to a friend) and the electronic solicitation of a minor.

Morrissey resigned from his House District seat after conviction but won it back in a special election and served as a delegate while he spent six months in jail for “contributing to the delinquency of a minor”. In 2016, Morrissey lost a campaign to be Richmond’s mayor.

According to Wikipedia:

As an attorney, Morrissey was cited for contempt of court ten times and was jailed or arrested five times. Records from the Virginia State Bar indicate that Morrissey received a public reprimand in March 1992, and had his law license suspended twice: once in December 1993 and then again in December 1999.

On December 21, 2001, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Morrissey was disbarred and on April 25, 2003, his license to practice law was revoked by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board.

Frequent episodes of unethical, contumacious, or otherwise inappropriate conduct mar Joseph D. Morrissey’s career as prosecutor and private defense attorney,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit noted in September 2002. The court said, “Evidence … demonstrates Morrissey’s 15-year history of contempt citations, reprimands, fines, suspensions, and even incarcerations arising from unprofessional conduct mostly involving an uncontrollable temper, inappropriate responses to stress, and dishonesty.”[8][15]

On December 16, 2011, the Supreme Court of Virginia approved a petition for his reinstatement to the bar. However, Morrissey remains ineligible to practice in the federal court….

In March 2018, the Virginia State Bar…considering his prior disciplinary and legal difficulties…ordered that Morrissey’s law license be revoked [for the second time] effective June 15, 2018…. Morrissey’s appeal of the revocation was denied by the Virginia Supreme Court on July 18, 2019.

In April 2018, Morrissey launched a bid for the State Senate, and won the Democratic primary in June.

On November 5, 2019, despite his history of criminal conviction and disbarrment, by a majority of nearly 64%, Virginia voters in the 16th District elected Joe Morrissey to represent them in the State Senate.

Ashe Schow of The Daily Wire, observes:

How bad is the Virginia GOP? So bad they didn’t even put up a candidate to run against a Democrat lawmaker who previously had been jailed for a sex scandal involving a teenage employee….

Virginia Republicans were trounced Tuesday night, losing control of the state legislature for the first time in decades. In many races across the state, Republicans didn’t even put up a candidate. That’s despite a state Democratic party grabbling with racism and sexual assault scandals. Gov. Ralph Northam’s medical school yearbook photo was revealed earlier this year, showing him either in blackface or wearing a KKK robe at a costume party. Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has been accused by two women of sexual assault…. Attorney General Mark Herring also admitted to wearing blackface while in college.

See also “Elections have consequences: ‘Blue’ Virginia goes whole hog for gun control

~Eowyn

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We must #BelieveWomen: Child rapist and Hollyweird hero Polanski denies latest rape allegation

 

From MSN: In an article in Le Parisien on Friday, Valentine Monnier alleged that Polanski raped her violently at a ski chalet in Gstaad, Switzerland, in 1975. The allegation cannot result in any criminal charges because Switzerland’s 20-year statute of limitations has passed.

In a statement issued to Agence-France Presse on Sunday, Polanski’s French attorney, Hervé Témime, said that the filmmaker “most firmly contests the accusation of rape….We are considering taking legal action against this publication.” Témime said Polanski “will not participate in the media trial, and me neither.”

The lawyer added that the allegation “concerns facts that are 45 years old. Never has this accusation been brought to Polanski’s knowledge, and neither to a judicial institution, except for a letter sent to the California prosecutor two years ago, according to Le Parisien.” Témime said that “it’s impossible after so much time to gather all the necessary elements to conduct a [proper] investigation.”

Polanski has been living in exile in France since fleeing the U.S. in 1978, before he could be sentenced after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Numerous efforts over the years to resolve the case with Los Angeles prosecutors have gone nowhere, as Polanski has refused to return and submit to U.S. jurisdiction.

In spite of the controversy that has surrounded Polanski for the past decades, he was able to get his new film, “An Officer and a Spy” (“J’accuse”), financed mainly out of France with a budget of $21 million, making it one of the country’s most ambitious films this year. But the new allegation by Monnier has cast cloud over the film’s imminent release in France on Wednesday on more than 500 screens.

On Sunday, the movie’s leading actor, Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin, canceled an appearance on a primetime newscast to promote the film.

On the critical front, “An Officer and a Spy” has been applauded. It world premiered at the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize, and has just garnered four European Film Awards nominations. “An Officer and a Spy” has also been bought by distributors in several territories.

DCG

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