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A goodbye letter from your pet


If you’ve ever lost a pet, this will make you weep — uncontrollably.


“‘Owner, Dearest Friend,’ by Vivian Matthews

I could never say enough, Owner, dearest friend, to thank you for the love you gave to me, until the end.

I’m sorry that I hurt you by saying my goodbye. You gave me such a happy home, I lived a happy life. I leapt and played and laughed in ways you maybe couldn’t see. Of all the pets you might have loved, I’m glad that you chose me.

It’s okay to miss me, for I miss you too.

It’s okay to bow your head and cry if you have to.

However hard it seems today, your dear sweet heart will heal.

For now, my friend, remember me and feel what you must feel. But don’t give up on loving, Owner, dearest friend. Although the cost is oh so high, it’s worth it in the end — to know that you made this pet’s life the best one it could be. It should be no mystery why you meant the world to me.

So here’s my final word, my friend, this is my last wish: Find another lonely pet, then give to them my dish. And every time they make you smile, know that I’m smiling too, still so proud to once have been a dearest friend to you.

Love, always.”

H/t maziel


FBI confirms U.S. has a shadow government

According to Melissa Dykes of Activist Post, reportedly Bill Clinton once told senior White House reporter Sarah McClendon:

“Sarah, there’s a government inside the government, and I don’t control it.”

Call it “deep state,” “secret government,” “double government” or “shadow government,” the terms all refer to more or less the same thing — that representative government in the U.S. is an illusion because we are actually ruled by a shadowy, unelected group of élites.

So who make up the shadow government?

One view is that the CIA initially formed America’s secret government. After 1981, it morphed into the “deep state” — an amalgamation of private corporations and enterprises, the media, telecommunications and social media which run most of the U.S. government from behind the scenes. (See “The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, CIA, and America’s deep-state secret government“)

A more prosaic and less bombastic view of the shadow government is the Administrative State — the vast federal government bureaucracies staffed by unelected, faceless officials who, in “administering” the U.S. government, effectively are the government because they make the myriad of  administrative rules and regulations that implement the vague policies devised by Congress. In so doing, those faceless officials wield power over every facet of our lives. (See “America is ruled by an unelected double government“)

The Powers That Be - deep state

Now a recent dump of FBI’s files on the Hillary Clinton investigation reveals there really is a shadow government.

On October 17, 2016, the FBI issued nearly 100 new pages of notes and interview summaries concerning the Bureau’s decision not to launch a criminal charge against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton over her use of an unsecured email server. The FBI documents include an interview with an unnamed individual, who claimed that Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests related to Clinton went through a powerful group called the 7th Floor Group or the Shadow Government. Here’s page 56 of the FBI document:

There was a powerful group of very high-ranking STATE [State Department] officials that some referred to as ‘The 7th Floor Group’ or ‘The Shadow Government.’ This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) process. Congressional records, and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries. The known regular attendees included Jonathan FINER, Chief of Staff for Secretary of State John KERRY, Jennifer STOUT, Deputy Chief of Staff, Heather HIGGINBOTTOM, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, [Patrick] KENNEDY, Julia FRIFIELD, Assistant Secretary, Legislative Affairs, [REDACTED] Office of the Legal Adviser, [REDACTED] Office of the Legal Adviser overseeing STATE’s [REDACTED] and [REDACTED].

Here’s a screenshot of page 56 (h/t Activist Post):

The FBI issued the document containing the “7th floor group” on October 17. By October 19, two days later, someone had already posted an entry on “7th floor group” on Wikipedia, which says:

The 7th floor refers to the 7th floor of the Harry S Truman Building in Washington, DC, which acts as the office building for the US State Department, and contains a 7th floor that has no windows. […]

The 7th Floor Group is said to regularly discuss FOIA processes and Congressional records. Hillary Clinton’s office was located on the 7th Floor of the US State Department Headquarters, where she met with her top advisers, Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and others. […] Currently, the 7th Floor Group meets on Wednesdays, which includes Secretary of State John Kerry, Deputy Chief of Staff Jennifer Park Stout, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom, Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, Assistant Secretary of State Julia Frifield, and members of the Office of the Legal Adviser.

Does he look like the shadow government to you?

Does he look like the shadow government to you?

I don’t believe the 7th Floor Group is America’s actual shadow government, and certainly not the deep state. From its membership, the 7th Floor Group appears to be a collection of mid-level State Department officials. They are mere flunkies, just a step above we the little people — the public faces behind whom are the real powers that be. Like all puppeteers, those in the shadow government operate strictly behind the curtains.

Of course, talk of a shadow government immediately identifies you as a “conspiracy theory” nutcase, to be mocked, derided and dismissed.

By the way, did you know that it was the CIA who, in 1967, coined the label “conspiracy theory” to discredit anyone who raised questions about the official narrative of the JFK assassination?


Singer Madonna offers a BJ to anyone who’ll vote for Hillary

Are we in Hell?

You can’t sink any lower than this: a 58-year-old woman publicly offers to give a blow job to anyone who’ll vote for Hillary Clinton.

On Tuesday night, Oct. 18, 2016, while introducing so-called comedienne and niece of senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Amy Schumer, at a performance in New York’s Madison Square Garden, the singer who calls herself Madonna told the crowd:

“If you vote for Hillary Clinton, I will give you a blowjob. OK? I’m really good. I’m not a douche, and I’m not a tool. I take my time, I have a lot of eye contact, and I do swallow.”

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer

As reported by Breitbart, during her performance in Manhattan, Schumer read aloud a letter she composed in response to hundreds of Trump supporters who had booed, stood up, and walked out on her stand-up gig 2 nights ago at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, when she went into an anti-Trump rant, calling him an “orange monster”. This was the letter Schumer read:

“Dearest Tampa, I’m sorry you didn’t want me, a comedian who talks about what she believes in, to mention the biggest thing going on in our country right now. How could I think it was OK to spend five minutes having a peaceful conversation with someone with different views? After the show, I want you to know that I will go straight to a rehab facility.”

Schumer then said that she looks forward to “putting this all behind us” in November, when “Hillary Clinton is our motherfucking president.”

The New York Daily News notes that this isn’t the first time Madonna went slutty for Hillary.

On Sept. 28, Madonna and singer Katy Perry went topless on social media to encourage people to vote for Hillary. Madonna wrote:

“I’m voting naked with Katy Perry!! Vote for Hillary. She’s the Best we got!”

Katy Perry, who will be 32 years old on October 25, said that when she was 15, she’d sold her soul to the devil:

As for Madonna, all decked out as the Baphomet at the 2012 Super Bowl, she turned her halftime performance into a satanic ritual (see “Super Bowl Satanism”):

Madonna Bapthomet

See also “Clinton friend and assassin Larry Nichols: Hillary is a satanist”.

H/t FOTM‘s GiGi and Lola


Hillary Clinton’s problems with walking and standing go back to at least 2009

Remember this?

“Just one more step, and then we’ll go inside and plug you in for the night.”

and this?
Hillary propped up by man in L.A., April 2016

and this?

Hillary’s problems with walking and standing actually date back 7 years, to at least 2009.

Edmund Kozak reports for PoliZette, Oct. 18, 2016, that emails obtained by Citizens United through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and released on Tuesday indicate that walking around a stage and speaking without a podium to hold onto may have been a problem for Hillary Clinton as early as 2009.

Note: Citizens United is a conservative 501(c)(4) non-profit organization chaired by David Bossie, who is also the deputy campaign manager of the Donald Trump presidential campaign.

In a Sept. 14, 2009 email to Amitabh Desai and Ed Hughes, employees of the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Global Initiative, Hillary’s top aide and rumored lesbian lover Huma Abedin revealed that Hillary could not walk around the stage like her husband Bill and would need a podium for an upcoming address:

“Just want to make sure someone has coordinated with you on hrc [Hillary Rodham Clinton] speech set up. She won’t be able to give it in the round like he [Bill Clinton] does walking around with microphone. Are we able to set it up so shes speaking at a podium?”


Hughes replied that a high table that doubles as a podium would be on the stage — a stage-in-the-round surrounded by the audience arranged in concentric circles. To which Abedin expressed her concerns that the stage-in-the-round would be a problem:

“I’m worried that will be an issue for her. Can we do a half round or something?”

The email exchange suggests that as early as 7 years ago, Hillary already had trouble walking around on a stage, and with speaking without a podium or  surrounded by an audience.

Hillary’s need for a podium is also revealed in a more recent email from Huma Abedin to Dan Schwerin, which was released by Wikileaks.

In that email on October 22, 2015, Abedin asked Hillary’s speechwriter, Dan Schwerin, to cut the 2-minute long speech he had drafted for Hillary by half because Hillary would face “a bank of Mics [microphones] and no podium.” Here’s a screenshot of the email exchange:


As explained by, Dan Schwerin, Director of Speechwriting for Clinton’s campaign, had sent Abedin a draft of a “post-game statement” Hillary could make to the press after her testimony before the House Benghazi Committee in October 2015. Schwerin had drafted a 253-word statement, which would take the average speaker less than two minutes to deliver. But Abedin still asked Schwerin to shorten the speech by half because Hillary would not have a podium.

All of which suggests that Hillary Clinton, who means to be POTUS — a very stressful job that visibly aged every president — does not have the stamina to stand without the help of leaning on a podium for even two minutes.

Meanwhile, another email recently released by WikiLeaks indicates that Hillary’s van is equipped with a bed. The April 14, 2015 email from T. Brody is a forward of a National Review article describing Hillary’s vehicle as a Secret Service-owned and -operated luxury 2014 Chevrolet Express van, outfitted with heated leather seats and a sofa that converts into a bed. (H/t Gateway Pundit)

Hillary’s van actually has more than a bed. According to an investigation by National Enquirer, “insiders” say the van is more like an ambulance, equipped with:

  • An oxygen tank.
  • A wheelchair lift to hoist Hillary in and out on a custom-made motorized wheelchair.
  • A strategically placed hook to hold an IV bag and tubing to rehyhdrate Hillary in case she gets dehydrated like she reportedly was at the 9/11 memorial ceremony.
  • A defibrillator in case of heart attack.
  • A stretcher
  • A back area that can be closed off by curtains for maximum privacy.

“Sources” also told the Enquirer that Hillary has a personal Emergency Medical Services team — a squad of local ambulance workers in bulletproof vests who follow Hillary at her appearances.

My joke post, “Hillary Clinton uses an ambulance van,” on Aug. 29, 2016, turns out to be true.😀

Hillary's ambulance van


Why it’s not illegal to hack those WikiLeaks emails

In recent days, the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton have made bombastic threats of cyber-attacking Russia because they claim Russia had hacked into those DNC, Hillary and Podesta emails released by WikiLeaks, which are embarrassing and damaging to Hillary’s presidential ambitions.

See “Who really hacked the WikiLeaks emails? – Russia, Romania or the CIA?

However, neither Hillary nor the Obama administration has given any evidence that Russia is the hacker, although that hasn’t stopped the media whores from  parroting that allegation as truth. Indeed of solid evidence of Russia’s hacking, what the administration said in its press release on this matter is that the U.S. intelligence community merely “is confident” that the Russian government is the hacker.

In other words, the U.S. is prepared to instigate a likely World War III by going to war — cyber or military — against Russia based on the CIA’s vague sense of “confidence”.

Donald Trump pointed that out in the second 2016 presidential debate on October 9. In response to Hillary saying “Our intelligence community just came out and said in the last few days that the Kremlin, meaning Putin and the Russian government, are directing the attacks, the hacking on American accounts to influence our election,” Trump stated a simple truth:

“She doesn’t know if it’s the Russians doing the hacking.”

Hillary’s media whore, CNN’s Chris Cuomo, even declared that we must not read those emails because “it’s illegal to possess [and read] these stolen documents” — which is rich, coming from Cuomo who had openly admitted that the media are whole-hog for lawless Hillary, saying “We couldn’t help her any more than we have, she’s got just a free ride so far from the media, we’re the biggest ones promoting her campaign.”

In other words, it’s illegal only when we the little people do it, but it’s okay for Hillary to conduct business as U.S. secretary of state with an unsecured email server, in direct violation of State Department rules and U.S. law.

Instead of reading those hacked emails ourselves — which is “illegal”! — Cuomo says we are to rely on media whores like him to read those emails — which is legal! — and tell us what’s in those emails. But as UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh pointed out, “The First Amendment offers the same protection to the media as to the rest of us…, the media has no more First Amendment rights than the rest of us.”

But is possession (and reading) of the hacked emails by us little people really illegal?

William Dunkerley, a media business analyst and the author of Ukraine in the Crosshairs (2014 Omnicom Press) and Litvinenko Murder Case Solved (2015 Omnicom Press), maintains that the hacked emails are not stolen because they are in the public domain because no one owns them. And since the emails are not owned by anyone, how then can they be stolen?

In an article for Russia Insider on Oct. 18, 2016, Dunkerley writes:

The issue here is whether or not any documents were stolen. Some suggest that they instead have been leaked by an insider. But no evidence of a leak has been presented.

The overarching issue, however, is that there is no legitimate legal theory under which the documents could have been stolen. Here’s why. For something to have been stolen there must be an owner from whom it was stolen. The fact is that no one had legal ownership of those State Department documents.

On the surface that may sound preposterous. They were indeed State Department documents after all.

But nothing was taken physically. No papers were removed from any premises or taken away from any person. What’s at issue here is “intellectual property.” The body of law that deals with content such as the emails in question is US Copyright Law. It allows a person or organization to own intellectual property.

That law does not protect the emails in question, though. That’s because the law specifically exempts content produced by federal government employees as a part of their jobs. It is considered to be in the public domain. There is no owner. There is no one to have stolen from.

Then there is the question of why the Clinton campaign is focused on whomever or however the emails were obtained. If the Russians had done the hacking, and for all I know they very well may have, why is Russia being blamed for the publication?

Isn’t the publication of the emails the source of Clinton’s embarrassment? Why isn’t Wikileaks the focus of Hillary’s angst? If Russia had just put hacked emails in a vault, would the Clinton campaign be so aggrieved?

That points to the essence of this whole Russian hacking story. It really doesn’t matter who got the ball rolling. It’s the publication of the emails that hurts. And the publication of public domain content does not infringe anyone’s copyright.

I suspect that Russia is being targeted as part of a provocation. Even the use of the word “stolen” is pejorative.

Which then explains why the Obama administration is instrumental in cutting off WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s Internet connection. (See “The Evil Empire strikes back: WikiLeaks’ Internet connection severed; RT’s bank accounts frozen“)

On October 16, Assange’s Internet service was intentionally cut off by “a state actor,” identified by WikiLeaks as the government of Ecuador. Assange has been holed up in the Ecuador embassy in London for the past 4 years.


On October 18, WikiLeaks tweeted that they were told by “multiple U.S. sources” that the Obama administration had pressured Ecuador to sever Assange’s Internet connection:

wikileaks-tweet-on-john-kerry“FARC peace negotiations” refers to the ongoing negotiations between the Columbian government and the country’s largest Marxist rebel group — the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (in Spanish, Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia or FARC), a guerrilla movement in the continuing 5-decades long Colombian armed conflict since 1964.

An article on makes an interesting observation:

Whether the State Department [John Kerry] was the only entity placing pressure on Ecuador on behalf of the Clinton campaign, or whether Wall Street also intervened directly, is unclear. The timing of the Internet cutoff, in the immediate aftermath of the release of Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speeches, may be more than coincidental.

In the spring of 2014, the government of Ecuador agreed to transfer more than half of its gold reserves to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for three years, in an attempt to raise cash to cover a growing deficit brought on by the collapse in oil prices. It reportedly sent 466,000 ounces of gold to Goldman Sachs, worth about $580 million at the time, in return for “high security” financial instruments and an anticipated profit on its investment. It is hardly a stretch of the imagination to believe that such a relationship would give Goldman Sachs considerable leverage in relation to the Ecuadorian government.

In any case, it is evident that the US ruling establishment is growing increasingly desperate to stanch the flow of previously secret emails and documents that are exposing the real character not only of Clinton […]

The transcripts of Clinton’s speeches to Goldman Sachs and other top banks and employers’ groups, for which she was paid on average $200,000 per appearance, are the most incriminating. They expose the workings of the oligarchy that rules America and the thinking and actions of a politician prepared to do anything to advance the interests of this ruling stratum, while simultaneously accruing ever greater riches and power for herself.

While on the campaign trail, Clinton has postured as a “progressive,” determined to hold Wall Street’s feet to the fire. But in her speeches to Goldman Sachs, she made clear her unconditional defense of the banks and financial houses. Under conditions of popular outrage against the bankers and their role in dragging millions into crisis in the financial meltdown of 2008, Clinton gave speeches praising the Wall Street financiers and insisting that they were best equipped to regulate themselves. She apologized to them for supporting the toothless Dodd-Frank financial regulatory law, saying that it had to be enacted for “political reasons.”

In front of her Wall Street audiences, Clinton made clear she had no inhibitions about ordering mass slaughter abroad. While telling her public audiences that she supports a “no-fly zone” in Syria as a humanitarian measure to save lives, she confidentially acknowledged to her Goldman Sachs audience that such an action is “going to kill a lot of Syrians” and become “an American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians.” In the same speech she declared her willingness to bomb Iran.

The emails have laid bare the nexus of corrupt connections between the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, her various campaigns and her network of financial and corporate donors, which together constitute a quasi-criminal influence-peddling enterprise that could best be described as “Clinton, Inc.”

The revelations contained in the WikiLeaks material have been ignored or downplayed by the corporate media, which instead has focused unrelentingly on the charges of sexual misconduct leveled against Clinton’s Republican rival, Donald Trump.

H/t Will Shanley


The ‘Flight from Hell’ Caption Contest

This is the 135th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the GIF:


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, October 25, 2016.

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

5 hours into a red-eye to Chicago, Ahmed finally had enough of Chuck’s incessant jabbering.

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

Seen any good pics that you think would be great for our Caption Contest? Email them to us! :D


We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 134th Caption Contest!

As usual, 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.

This was a quite competitive contest, with only 2 points separating the winner from the runner-up, the runner-up from 3rd place contestants, and the 3rd place from the 4th place.

That being said, we do have a winner.

And the winner of FOTM’s 134th Caption Contest, with two #1 votes, totaling 8 points, is . . .

Snoopy danceLola!

Here’s her winning caption:


zippyquip is our 2nd place runner-up with one #1 and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points. Here’s his caption:

Coronation day in the Nation of Fools!

In 3rd place with 4 points each are AvaJ, christy and patrickchatsamiably, each with one #1 vote, and funkybarfly with two #2 votes. Here are their respective captions:

SPOILTY not ROYALTY…off with their crowns!

Toddlers and Tiaras…….oh and baby North too.

Coming to America 2: The Trash Struts its Stuff

The Duke and Duchess of TMZ.

Dan, lahthoughts, and another Lola caption are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points. Here are their respective captions:

Illustrative photo from a research article on genetic entropy and its deleterious effects on two subgroups of the human genome.

BTM — Black Trash Matters.

“White” Trash

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, Lola!

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!

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