Author Archives: Dr. Eowyn

CNN’s idea of a ‘poignant’ American family

CNN yesterday, Dec. 13, 2017, published a 10-picture gallery, titled “Poignant photographs chronicle the evolution of the American family.”

The 10 pictures are from a new exhibition at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, of 80 photos spanning 150 years of the American family. Museum curator Karen Haas wrote in an email:

“The family is such a basic social construct and something that most of us have experienced in one way or another over the course of our lives, so I hope that the work in the exhibition will resonate with our visitors on a very elemental level. We only present images of American families . . . . Although many of the photos show biological or romantic families, the exhibition explores ‘chosen families’ as well.”

One of Haas’ favorite images in the exhibition is a shot by Nan Goldin depicting two drag queen friends, Jimmy Paulette and Taboo!, in a bathroom in New York’s East Village in 1991.

Goldin explains that her goal is to represent the two men as neither male nor female, but embodying an ideal “third gender.”

Only if the “third gender” are demons.

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~Eowyn

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Hillary Clinton still wears a ‘medical’ boot two months after ‘breaking her toe’

On October 15, 2017, we were told that while on her book tour in the UK, 70-year-old Hillary Clinton broke her toe “running down the stairs” in heels and falling backward, never mind the fact that during the presidential campaign last year, she could barely walk without assistance.

February 4, 2016, in Charleston, SC.

The next day, her assistant tweeted this picture of Hillary wearing a medical boot on her right leg during an appearance on the BBC’s “Graham Norton Show” to hawk her memoir.

Coincidentally, or not, on November 6, we were treated to a picture of RINO Sen. John McCain also wearing a medical boot, ostensibly for a “minor tear” in his right Achilles’ tendon.

That both Hillary and McCain suddenly sported medical boots on their respective right leg triggered speculations in the Alternative Media that their boots may conceal ankle monitors. See “Are Hillary’s and John McCain’s orthopedic boots actually ankle bracelets?

It didn’t help that two weeks later, McCain switched the boot from his supposedly injured right foot to his healthy left leg.

McCain explained in a tweet that he’s wearing the boot on his healthy left leg in order to give the left leg “a break” because it “was doing extra work to compensate for the boot” on his right leg.

Not only is it nonsensical to give a healthy leg “a break” by encasing it in a heavy, cumbersome orthopedic boot, removing the boot from his right leg also means that McCain’s supposedly torn Achilles’ tendon had healed and no longer needs a medical boot.

Now comes news that TWO months after Hillary allegedly broke her right toe, she is still wearing an orthopedic boot!

Hannah Parry reports for the Daily Mail that although “Generally, toe fractures will take between four and six weeks to heal,” Hillary Clinton still wore a medical boot while in Vancouver yesterday, Dec. 14, to promote her memoir. Parry writes:

“Clinton strode out onto the stage, in a striking monochrome leather ensemble. But what was most noticeable was the bulky post-op shoe on her right foot – which she has been wearing since she took a tumble and broke her toe [two months ago] in October.”

~Eowyn

Draining of the Swamp: PBS suspends Tavis Smiley for multiple sexual misconduct

I knew it!

As with Charlie Rose, I had a visceral reaction to PBS late-night talk show host Tavis Smiley when I first saw him many years ago. For Rose, my reaction was an inexplicable revulsion; for Smiley, who was a light-weight compared to Rose, my reaction was “just” dislike.

See “Sexgate: CBS & PBS fired Charlie Rose after 8 women accused him of sexual misconduct, incl. walking around naked” .

Although Smiley is not a PBS employee, since 2004 PBS member stations have aired his half-hour interview program Tavis Smiley, while Public Radio International had distributed Smiley’s radio program, The Tavis Smiley Show, from 2005 to 2013.

And, as in the case of Charlie Rose, now comes news that Smiley has also been fumigated from PBS.

Daniel Holloway reports for Variety that PBS announced yesterday, Dec. 13, 2017, that:

“Effective today, PBS has indefinitely suspended distribution of ‘Tavis Smiley,’ produced by TS Media, an independent production company. PBS engaged an outside law firm to conduct an investigation immediately after learning of troubling allegations regarding Mr. Smiley. This investigation included interviews with witnesses as well as with Mr. Smiley. The inquiry uncovered multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS, and the totality of this information led to today’s decision.”

Sources close to the production told Variety that PBS hired attorney Sarah Taylor Wirtz of the firm MSK to oversee an investigation into Smiley’s behavior after receiving allegations of misconduct by Smiley’s misconduct. The investigation:

  • Took reports from 10 witnesses, a mix of men and women of different races and employment levels in Smiley’s organization, most of them former staffers.
  • Found credible allegations that Smiley had engaged in sexual relationships with multiple subordinates. Some witnesses interviewed expressed concern that their employment status was linked to the status of a sexual relationship with Smiley. In general, witnesses described Smiley as creating a verbally abusive and threatening environment that went beyond what could be expected in a typical high-pressure work environment. Several expressed concerns about retaliation.

Please note that although Smiley’s sexual relationships appeared to be consensual, the fact that (1) they were with his authority subordinates, (2) who fear that their jobs depended on sex with him, qualifies Smiley’s conduct as on-job sexual harassment and a hostile work environment as defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

In a statement posted on Facebook, Smiley said:

“I have the utmost respect for women and celebrate the courage of those who have come forth to tell their truth. To be clear, I have never groped, coerced, or exposed myself inappropriately to any workplace colleague in my entire broadcast career, covering 6 networks over 30 years.” Blah, blah, blah.

In a February piece in the Observer, Jacques Hyzagi, a former producer on Smiley’s television show, wrote that Smiley’s “misogyny is always creeping around, barely camouflaged by Midwestern good manners,” that he denigrated PBS executives, and that Smiley once picked up a woman at the Orlando airport and brought her along on a reporting trip as a “fuck buddy”.

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H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV

~Eowyn

Voter fraud and irregularities in Alabama special senate election

CBS News reports that with all counties reporting, the Alabama Secretary of State gave the final vote count in yesterday’s special election in Alabama to replace former U.S. senator Jeff Sessions (who left the Senate to be U.S. Attorney General):

49.92% Doug Jones (D); 48.38% Roy Moore (R)

Pro-abort Jones is the first Democrat to be elected to the U.S. Senate in Alabama in 25 years.

Reportedly, absentee ballots from military service members have still not been counted.

Moore refuses to concede and is calling for all the votes to be recounted. The situation is made more urgent because of a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court yesterday, shooting down a lower court requiring counties to preserve their digital voting records. In other words, Alabama counties can destroy voting records with the blessing of the state supreme court. The Moore legal team will need to jump on this development fast to protect those records.

Moore has compelling reasons to demand a recount:

(1) The difference between the votes for Jones vs. Moore is razor-thin — only 1.54%.

(2) Democratic voter fraud and other irregularities.

There are allegations that busloads of Democratic voters were brought in to voting stations, as well as calls for “African-Americans” in neighboring states to vote in Alabama.

On November 15, 2017, someone who calls himself “Warren4Prez” posted on Reddit a call for “African-Americans in Mississippi” to go to Alabama on December 12 to vote against Roy Moore. Below is a screenshot of the post (click image to enlarge):

Warren4Prez also had other posts on Reddit calling on “African Americans” in Georgia and Tennessee to vote in Alabama. Below is a screenshot taken by Big League Politics (click image to enlarge):

No surprise: Blacks voted overwhelmingly (94.5%) for Doug Jones, as seen in this tweet by BlackLivesMatter leader Deray McKesson:

Democratic activists also engaged in other shenanigans. Soros-funded organizations had registered thousands of convicted felons to vote in yesterday’s special election.

To begin, candidate Doug Jones spearheaded a project by a Soros-financed legal activist group demanding full voting rights be given to felons released from prison, including those convicted of murder, rape and other violent crimes.

Indeed, in recent weeks, assisted by Soros-financed groups, Pastor Kenneth Glasgow — a half-brother of Rev. Al Sharpton, and an “ex-con and recovering crackhead turned street preacher” — led a statewide effort that successfully registered thousands of felons across Alabama. Glasgow told AL.com that in the last month alone “we registered at least five- to ten-thousand people all over the state”. Speaking on his radio program, Glasgow said that “swarming the polls” with newly registered convicts could swing the vote, pointing as a template to the Virginia governor’s race, where in April 2017 Gov. Terry McAuliffe used his executive power to restore the voting rights of over 200,000 felons.

According to Breitbart, the Campaign Legal Center, ACLU of Alabama, and MoveOn.org all worked to register convicted felons. All three organizations receive financing from such Soros-funded groups as the Open Society Foundations, Tides Foundation, and the Brennan Center for Justice.

H/t Big Lug

~Eowyn

NSA tweet: Pizzagate is real

A year ago, on December 4, 2016, some “white hat” at the National Security Agency (NSA) tweeted that Pizzagate is real. Below is the tweet, which was retweeted the next day by @axslinger99 (h/t Voat):

I can confirm the following:

Certainly, if anyone knows about Pizzagate, it would be the NSA — the federal government agency that spies on every phonecall, email, bank transfer, travel record of every American. See:

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~Eowyn

The 2 brides Caption Contest

This is the 165th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic:

About the pic: Luke and George celebrate “gay” marriage in Melbourne, Australia.

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, December 19, 2017.

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

And you guys actually believed us when we said legalizing gay marriage doesn’t make a mockery of the institution of marriage!

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

~Eowyn

We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 164th Caption Contest!

This was a lovely contest, with so many really cute captions.

The FOTM 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 164th Caption Contest, with three #1 votes, totaling 12 points is . . .

Larry!

Here’s his winning caption:

We want to watch “Animal Planet”

Ted is in second place, with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points. Here’s his caption:

Look, fellas I told the turkey not to go in there!

pigpen51 and wanderfish are in third place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points. Here are their captions:

pigpen51: “I told you Babe’s been gone too long. Those are pork chops!”

wanderfish: “Run as fast as you can! They might grab us for their next spirit cooking session!!!”

Brian Soloman, two other Larry captions, Margarita Macaria, and Smokie are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their captions:

Brian Solomon: “Someone turn the volume up, the TV is talking about Trump WINNING again!”

Larry: “Hey, is that old guy Colonel Sanders?”

Larry: “Did you guys notice that Tom hasn’t come back, ever since they took him inside for their special holiday?”

Margarita Macaria: “Impressed with how the machine drains the dirty dishwater? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Wait till the Donald’s done with the swamp!”

Smokie: “There, I told you right on the dog food bag: main ingredient…CHICKEN!!!”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, Larry!

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