Category Archives: George Soros

We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 179th Caption Contest!

There were 56 caption submissions.

This was a very difficult contest for the judges because there were so many very clever, equally good captions, and there was scant agreement among the judges.

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 179th Caption Contest, with two #1 votes, totaling 8 points is . . .

Roy!

This is the winning caption:

Soros: “I know you are dying but you’ve got to do more. We are losing!”

Six readers are in 2nd place, each with 4 points:

Hardtimes (two #2 votes): “Put your RINO mask on and get back out there!”

Jurist (two #2 votes): “You get one last chance to ruin everything, or your name is McCain’t.”

kjf (one #1 vote): “Damn it George, I’m a war hero and a Senator”  “No John, you are my biotch”

Paul Sunderman (one #1 vote): Soros: “Soon, you will be with my father — Satan.”

WRW (one #1 vote): “Say Hi to Dad for me when you get to hell. Tell him I’m doing the best I can.”

YouKnowWho (one #1 vote): “You’re gonna take it bending over or you’re gonna take it laying down, but you ARE gonna take it,”

lophatt and MoFrappy are in 3rd place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points:

lophatt: “Drop and give me fifty, McStain. Do you have any idea how much it costs me to keep you in the Republican party?”

MoFrappy: “John, don’t worry about dying- I’ve been dead for years and never felt better!”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, Roy!

Here is 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 and here.

Be here tomorrow for our next, very exciting Caption Contest!

~Eowyn

For the climate: Tax on big Portland retailers will likely make November ballot

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They tried this tactic in 2016 and voters rejected it. But they want your money so try, try again.

From Oregon Live: Supporters of an initiative to increase business taxes to pay for eco-related causes say they have gathered enough signatures to put it on Portland ballots this November.

If they earn a spot on the ballot, supporters of the Portland Just Energy Transition Initiative, officially called PDX 04, would likely ignite a fierce and expensive campaign against businesses that would pay the tax.

The tax would apply a 1 percent surcharge to all Portland sales by businesses with at least $1 billion in annual revenue, at least $500,000 of which must be made within city limits. Money raised would be set aside for eco-friendly building and energy projects and job training for women and people of color.

Supporters say the tax would raise about $30 million annually. Most groceries and medicines would be exempt.

If approved, Portland businesses would be taxed under a mechanism similar to the one proposed in Measure 97. Oregon voters soundly rejected that measure, which proposed a statewide tax on certain business’ income, in 2016 — but only after the most expensive ballot measure campaign in state history.

It’s likely supporters of PDX 04 have gathered enough signatures. During a press conference on the steps of City Hall, sponsors of the initiative announced Thursday that they have collected more than 60,000 signatures — far more than the 34,156 required to get on the ballot.

Proponents said they are prepared for a hard-fought campaign and expressed their confidence that Portland’s electorate will vote in their favor. “We can do this,” the Rev E.D. Mondaine, a chief sponsor of the initiative, said to a cheering crowd outside City Hall.

Campaign finance records show tax supporters have raised more than $110,000, with contributions of $25,000 each from the Sierra Club and Green Advocacy Project, a group led by Michael Kieschnick (who has ties to George Soros), a California entrepreneur whose companies give a percentage of their earnings to progressive causes.

Opposite them is the anti-tax contingent of Portland’s business community, which was able to unite against Measure 97. It was during that campaign that Portland businesses and residents contributed more than $5.3 million to the successful campaign against the tax.

A new business-oriented group called Keep Portland Affordable has emerged to fight PDX 04. Its spokesman, Rick Thomas, said Thursday that local consumers will pay higher prices at checkout if the tax passes. Portland leaders should instead work to address the housing and homelessness crisis, Thomas said.

Keep Portland Affordable has opened a fundraising committee, registered at the address of the Oregon Business Council, an advocacy group for Oregon’s biggest employers. The committee lists a single $40,000 contribution filed Monday from the campaign that spent more than $26 million to defeat Measure 97.

According to a commentary on Street Root News:

The NAACP’s Portland branch, Native American Youth and Family Center, the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, Portland 350 and Verde all back the measure. 

JoAnn Hardesty, the local NAACP president and a candidate for City Council, said the intention is to create a response to climate change that’s rooted in fairness. Hardesty said the measure would tax only the largest of Portland’s box stores, those with global retail sales of $1 billion or more and Portland revenue of at least $500,000 per year.”

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Netflix at it again: Now under fire for film critics say contains child pornography

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Contact Netflix here or on Twitter.

This is the same media company that just signed a deal with Barack and Michelle Obama.

From Fox News:  Netflix has come under fire for a movie streaming on their site that some viewers say contains a scene that is child pornography.

The opening scene of the Argentinian film “Desiredepicts two young girls under the age of 10 playing around with pillows. The scene takes a sexual turn involving one of the girls.

The news site PJ Media said it reported the film to the FBI and Department of Justice for child pornography. The FBI told Fox News, “Per DOJ policy, the FBI neither confirms nor denies the existence of an investigation.”

The film remains on Netflix’s site and a rep for the streaming service did not return Fox News’ request for comment. It was not immediately clear what Netflix’s vetting policy is for films.

Angry viewers took to Twitter to share their disgust and are calling on Netflix to remove the film and start an investigation.

“@Netflix WHY ARE YOU OFFERING KIDDIE PORN??? #Desire @FBI @TheJusticeDept PLEASE investigate,” one user tweeted.

Another wrote, “Watch the first few minutes of the movie Desire from Netflix promotion of pedophilia absolutely disgusting!! Parents should be arrested for this scene alone!!”

@netflix You need to remove the film Desire from your service IMMEDIATELY. You are MAKING AVAILABLE CHILD PORN by leaving this film up. I am DISGUSTED and will be canceling my service if this is not fixed ASAP. What is wrong with you?!”

According to Section 2256 of Title 18 of the United States Code, child pornography is “any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (someone under 18 years of age).”

See also:

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The ‘I own you’ Caption Contest

This is the 179th 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), 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, July 3, 2018.

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

Soros: “Don’t you ever forget I own you!”

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

See also:

~Eowyn

RICO lawsuit filed against Soros, Clintons, Podesta, Clinton Foundation, David Brock & Media Matters

Since the Department of Justice seems reluctant or unable to do it, a former Secret Service agent is taking matters into his hands.

Former Secret Service officer Gary J. Byrne is the author of the 2016 bestseller, Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate. Byrne concludes that from his experiences, Hillary Clinton “lacks the integrity and temperament to serve in the office” of the U.S. presidency.

On June 15, 2018, in the District of Columbia District Court, Gary Byrne filed a civil lawsuit, Byrne v. Clinton Foundation et al, Case no. 1:2018cv01422, against these individuals and organizations for RICO — racketeering and fraud. In alphabetical order, the defendants are:

  1. American Bridge 21st Century: Democrat super PAC founded by David Brock (#2 below) in 2010 and associated with Brock’s Media Matters (see #11 below).
  2. David Brock: A Democrat Party operative, Clinton crony, and former boyfriend of Comet Ping Pong owner, James Alefantis.
  3. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: A supposedly non-partisan, non-profit, government ethics and accountability watchdog organization that is identified by both the New York Times and Fox News as “liberal”.
  4. William Jefferson Clinton
  5. Hillary Rodham Clinton
  6. Clinton Foundation: A non-profit founded by Bill Cinton, with a record of play-for-pay corruption.
  7. Clinton Global Initiative: A program or initiative of the Clinton Foundation.
  8. Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership: An initiative of the Clinton Foundation for “poverty alleviation” in developing countries. Canadian businessman Frank Giustra is on the board of trustees of the Clinton Foundation.
  9. Correct the Record: A super PAC founded by David Brock to support Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign by finding and confronting social media users who posted unflattering messages about Hillary, and paying anonymous tipsters for unflattering scoops about Hillary’s rivals Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, including audio and video recordings and internal documents.
  10. Jan Gilooly: Gilloly is probably a typo. Jan Gilhooly is president of the Association of Former Agents of the United States Secret Service, who claimed that Byrne had “underlying motives” for writing his book about the Clintons, Crisis of Character.
  11. Media Matters for America: A left-wing, tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, founded by David Brock, with the stated mission of “comprehensively monitoring, analyzing, and correcting conservative misinformation in the U.S. media”.
  12. John Podesta is a longtime Clinton operative who was chair of Hillary’s 2016 presidential campaign, Obama’s White House counselor, and Bill Clinton’s White House chief of staff. He is now chair of the Center for American Progress, a D.C. think tank, and a visiting professor at Georgetown University Law Center.
  13. Share Blue or Shareblue Media is a leftwing news website owned by David Brock, which aims to raise $40 million to oppose President Trump’s policies.
  14. George Soros: Evil billionaire international financier who was a Nazi collaborator and who made his fortune in currency speculation — a parasitic undertaking that produces neither goods nor services nor anything of value, except for the speculator.
  15. Jonathan Wackrow: A former Secret Service agent who is now a CNN law enforcement analyst and managing director of Teneo Risk, a strategic threat advisory firm.

RICO is the acronym for the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act — a U.S. federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization. The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering — a planned or organized criminal operation — and enables the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing. In so doing, RICO closes a loophole that had allowed a person who instructed someone else to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because they did not actually commit the crime personally.

Byrne’s case has been assigned to Judge Paul L. Friedman, who was appointed in 1994 by Bill Clinton to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

H/t Investment Watch Blog

~Eowyn

George Soros laments ‘Everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong’

What wonderful news to begin our Sunday!

In an interview with The Washington Post published yesterday, referring to the rise of President Trump and anti-establishment parties across the globe, George Soros lamented that “everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong.”

He said he had not expected Trump to be elected President: “Apparently, I was living in my own bubble.”

The evil international financier who’d made his billions by speculating against currencies — which is parasitic as currency-speculation produces neither goods nor services — also made the bizarre claim that President Trump would be “willing to destroy the world.”

Adding to Soros’ distress is the fact that, despite his pumping of $millions into District Attorney races, in California voters rejected every one of his DA candidates.

H/t The Daily Caller and FOTM‘s Stovepipe

Shun Netflix! See “George Soros is a leading shareholder in Netflix“.

~Eowyn

George Soros funding and winning DA races across America

Billionaire financier George Soros, is flooding cash — massive donations typically only seen in gubernatorial, congressional or presidential campaigns — into local district attorney (DA) races, and winning. In so doing, the evil POS in extending his tentacles into local criminal justice policies across the country.

In 2015-2017, Soros spent more than $8 million on local DA races. His modus operandus is the same in nearly every city: Establish political action committees (PACs), pour money into local races, then turn around and shut them down once the election is over.

Some examples:

  • In 2016, Soros was the sole funder of a super PAC in Ohio that supported Democratic DAs. After the candidates had won, the super PAC refunded Soros his money, then shut down.
  • On November 8, 2017, far Left DA Larry Krasner who’d represented BLM and Occupy Philadelphia, made his way out of a crowded Democratic field of eight candidates before defeating Republican prosecutor Beth Grossman by more than 40% points in Philadelphia. Grossman told the Washington Free Beacon that a Krasner victory would turn Philadelphia into another Chicago or Baltimore.
  • Between Sept. 9 and Nov. 4, 2017, Soros helped tip the D.A. race in Portsmouth, Virginia, with more than $100,000 in support of attorney Stephanie Morales — and he did it without anybody finding out until after the campaign until it was revealed in FEC filings by a Soros-funded national PAC, Justice & Public Safety.
  • In early April 2018, a Soros minion — attorney Whitney Tymas — filed with Oregon‘s secretary of state’s office to launch the Oregon Law & Justice PAC, to “support candidates advocating for justice.”
  • In California, Soros is pouring millions into four of the state’s 56 district attorney races on June 5 — including Alameda and Contra Costa counties in the S.F. Bay Area — in support of candidates who favor lower incarceration rates, crackdowns on police misconduct, and changes in a bail system that allegedly discriminates against the poor.

Sources: Washington Free Beacon; Daily Caller; Fox News

~Eowyn