Category Archives: Elections

50% of Millennials would give up their right to vote to get student loans erased

dont vote dont complainFrom Fox Business: As the staggering national student loan debt tally sits at an all-time high of $1.33 trillion, according to the Department of Education, many Millennials say they would go to extreme lengths to wipe their slate clean.

According to a new survey from Credible, a personal finance website, 50% of all respondents (ages 18-34) said they would give up their right to vote during the next two presidential elections in order to never have to make another loan payment again.

Other extremes include a willingness to ditch ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft (44%) and giving up travel outside of the country for five years (42%) to have student loans forgiven (I hardly consider these expenses as an “extreme”e to give up).

Yet, only 27% said they would be willing to move in with their parents for five years or give up texting at 13%. Of the 500 Millennials surveyed, only 8.2% of them chose to keep paying off their debt and not give up anything.

The survey comes just as The Associated Press reports that tens of thousands of former students have been left in limbo as the Trump administration has delayed action on requests for loan forgiveness, according to court documents. The report says The Education Department is sitting on more than 65,000 unapproved claims as it rewrites Obama-era rules that sought to better protect students.

During his campaign, Trump proposed student loan forgiveness after 15 years of repayment. However since taking office, Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy Devos’ initial education budget have sought to eliminate current loan forgiveness programs.

In July, FOX Business reported on a similar survey from MoneyTips.com that found that nearly 42% of Americans think President Trump’s administration should forgive all federal student debt in order to help stimulate the economy.

Michael Dubrow, co-founder of MoneyTips, told FOX Business that while the survey didn’t specifically focus on Millennials (ages 18-29) a majority of them were “especially passionate” about it, nearly twice as much as those 50 and older.

“Even if older people are still paying off their loans, younger people paid more and borrowed more for higher education,” Dubrow said in an interview in July.

DCG

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Hillary Clinton blames election loss on 42 scapegoats

Hillary gives new meaning to the expression “sore loser”.

Here are the 42 — and counting — scapegoats she’s blamed for her election loss (Daily Mail):

  1. (Former) FBI Director James Comey
  2. The FBI
  3. Vladimir Putin
  4. The Russians
  5. WikiLeaks
  6. Low information voters
  7. The Electoral College
  8. Anti-American “forces”
  9. Everyone who assumed she would win (but didn’t she also assume she would win?)
  10. Bad polling numbers
  11. Barack Obama
  12. White women
  13. The New York Times
  14. Joe Biden
  15. Bernie Sanders
  16. Bernie Bros (Bernie Sanders’ supporters)
  17. People wanting change
  18. Misogynists
  19. Television executives
  20. Netflix
  21. Facebook
  22. Twitter
  23. Content farms in Macedonia (fake news, fake information)
  24. Campaign finance
  25. The media
  26. Steve Bannon and Breitbart
  27. The Democratic Party
  28. The Republican Party
  29. Cambridge Analytica (a data-targeting firm that Hillary claims targeted voters to drive them away from her)
  30. Women protesters
  31. Matt Lauer
  32. White voters
  33.  Democratic documentary makers
  34. Benghazi investigators
  35. Voter suppression
  36. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell
  37. The Supreme Court
  38. Fathers
  39. Husbands
  40. Boyfriends
  41. Male bosses
  42. Pizzagate emails

We sure dodged a bullet last November 8.

Can you imagine this “it’s always someone else’s fault” sore loser in the White House?

~Eowyn

Hillary Clinton is like herpes

Like herpes, Hillary is painful, embarrassing and just won’t go away.

Brilliantly hilarious, but true, video from InfoWars‘ Paul Joseph Watson!

Watson calls Hillary a sociopath, but I beg to differ.

Hillary is a psychopath.

Though both sociopath and psychopaths lack empathy and have a poor sense of right and wrong, there are a few key differences between them. According to Dr. L. Michael Tompkins, a psychologist at the Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center, the difference is that psychopaths do not have a conscience. Tompkins told WebMD psychopaths will steal from you without feeling a twinge of guilt — though they may pretend to if they’re caught, so they aren’t “found out.” A sociopath, on the other hand, will understand that taking your money is wrong and may feel remorse, although it won’t be enough to stop their deviant behavior. That means a psychopath has even less regard for others than a sociopath.

The most commonly used device for identifying psychopaths is the psychopathy checklist-revised (PCL-R), a 20-item inventory of personality traits and recorded behaviors, developed by Dr. Robert D. Hare in the 1970s. The checklist is administered in a semi-structured interview format, and operates on a point system based on whether a behavior (e.g., pathological lying) can be reasonably matched to the subject. The subject is assigned a score between 0 and 40, with 40 being the maximum psychopathy and 0 the minimum. The cutoff for being labeled as a psychopath is 30 in the United States and 25 in the UK.

Below are the 20 traits of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist (PCL-R). For each attribute, give yourself a score of 0 to 2, where 0 = “not at all descriptive of me”; 1 = “somewhat descriptive”; and 2 = “describes me perfectly”.

  1. glib and superficial charm
  2. grandiose (exaggeratedly high) estimation of self  (see “The many accomplishments of Hillary Clinton”; “Hillary Clinton’s accomplishments as first lady”)
  3. need for stimulation (see “Emails show Hillary aides constantly complimented her looks”)
  4. pathological lying (see “Proof that Hillary Clinton is a psychopathic liar”; “Hillary cackles like a witch about taking a neurological test, then tells another bald-faced lie”; “Shocker, not: Hillary Clinton tells another lie to pander for votes”)
  5. cunning and manipulativeness (see “Out of the shadows, Hillary Clinton openly subverts President Trump with $800k donation to ‘resistance’ movement”)
  6. lack of remorse or guilt (see “Hillary: I don’t need to apologize for private email server”; “Ed Klein: Hillary Clinton rejected DOJ’s plea bargain offer”)
  7. shallow affect (superficial emotional responsiveness) (see “Hillary Clinton treated Secret Service like servants”)
  8. callousness and lack of empathy (see “Feminist Hillary Clinton laughed, recalling her defense of man who raped 12-year-old girl”; “Hillary Clinton wore $12,500 Armani jacket to talk about income inequality”; “Hillary hates everyday Americans, says the chairman of her presidential campaign”)
  9. parasitic lifestyle (see “Taxpayers paid $225,756 for Senator Hillary Clinton’s private plane trips”; “Hillary Clinton failed to disclose $400,000 in pricey presents, private jets and vacations gifted to Bill”; “Hillary Clinton vows to limit child care costs despite having her own taxpayer-funded nanny”)
  10. poor behavioral controls (see Hillary Clinton loses it: screams ‘Why aren’t I 50 points ahead?!’”; “The filthy mouth of Hillary Clinton”; “Hillary Clinton is an alcoholic”)
  11. sexual promiscuity (see “Arkansas State trooper: Bill and Hillary Clinton are swingers”)
  12. early behavior problems (see “Hillary Clinton was fired for lying when she was 27 years old”)
  13. lack of realistic long-term goals (see “New book pins Hillary Clinton’s loss to Trump on her bad decisions and refusal to listen to advice” and “Leaked video shows Hillary, believing in media’s rigged polls, celebrates winning the election” )
  14. impulsivity (See “Hillary Clinton was in a drunken rage on Election night”; “Clinton: Half of Trump’s supporters are a ‘basket of deplorables’”; “Hillary Clinton wanted to stick pins into voodoo dolls of her critics”; “Hillary Clinton’s bitchiest moments caught on tape”; “Ex-Secret Service agent: Jekyll & Hyde personality makes Hillary unfit to be President”)
  15. irresponsibility (see “Hillary Clinton did not have a password on her email account”; “Hillary Clinton’s private server contained information from 5 US spy agencies”; “Bombshell: Hillary’s unsecured emails contained names of CIA spies”; “Hillary Clinton is unfit to be President: Photographic proof she has seizures”; “WaPo says talk of Hillary Clinton’s health is ‘ridiculous’, but 71% of U.S. physicians surveyed say it could disqualify her for POTUS”; “She’s fit to be President! Hillary had to be helped up one step”; “Hillary cackles about having stamina, as her eyes go googledegoo”; “Hillary Clinton’s problems with walking and standing go back to at least 2009”; “Hillary Clinton collapses at 9/11 memorial – mysterious metal piece falls out of her pant leg”; “Hillary has another coughing fit, as 6 other medical doctors raise questions about her health”; “Hillary Clinton needs a stool step to get in & out of her car”)
  16. failure to accept responsibility for own actions (see “Hillary Clinton blames election loss on white people”)
  17. many short-term marital relationships
  18. juvenile delinquency
  19. revocation of conditional release
  20. criminal versatility (see “Destruction of Evidence: Hillary Clinton deleted half of emails from personal account used to conduct business as secretary of state” and “Hillary and Bill Clinton got millions in bribes from foreign ‘entities’ in exchange for State Dept favors”)

When properly completed by a qualified professional, the PCL-R provides a total score that indicates how closely the test subject matches the “perfect” score that a classic or prototypical psychopath would rate. A prototypical psychopath would receive a maximum score of 40, while someone with absolutely no psychopathic traits or tendencies would receive a score of zero. A score of 30 or above qualifies a person for a diagnosis of psychopathy. People with no criminal backgrounds normally score around 5. Many non-psychopathic criminal offenders score around 22.

H/t FOTM‘s bongiornoc

~Eowyn

The ‘Mwahaha’ Caption Contest

This is the 159th world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic (h/t maziel):

Eyebleach Alert!!!

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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, September 26, 2017.

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

“Mwahaha! So you thought the AntiChrist is a man? Get a load of this, you deplorable misogynists!”

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

~Eowyn

Dolly Parton smiled when Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin bashed President Trump at Emmy Awards

As expected, last night’s Emmy Awards show was a non-stop orgy of Trump bashing.

At one point, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton came on stage to present an award. Fonda and Tomlin used the occasion to trash Trump, comparing him to the male chauvinist boss in their 1980 movie 9 to 5.

Hanoi Jane said:

“Back in 1980 in that movie, we refuse to be controlled by a sexist egotistical lying hypocritical bigot.”

Tomlin then piped in:

“And in 2017, we still refuse to be controlled by a sexist egotistical lying hypocritical bigot.”

Hollywood award presenters rehearse what they’ll say, so Dolly Parton knew full well Fonda and Tomlin planned to bash a duly-elected sitting President.

Not only did Parton know beforehand, she went along with the Trump bashing and actually smiled when Tomlin said “egotistical lying hypocritical bigot” (0:40 mark):

But Parton’s fans are still defending her on the video’s YouTube page.

In an interview with the New York Times in June 2016 during the presidential campaign, Parton said she will “be behind her” when Hillary Clinton officially secures the Democratic Party’s nomination:

“Well, I think that that would be wonderful. Hillary might make as good a president as anybody ever has. I think no matter if it’s Hillary or Donald Trump, we’re gonna be plagued with PMS either way — presidential mood swings! But I personally think a woman would do a great job. I think Hillary’s very qualified. So if she gets it, I’ll certainly be behind her.”

When the media reported that Parton had endorsed Hillary, Parton denied doing that, saying:

“This morning while I was watching the news I saw many reports that I had endorsed Hillary Clinton. My comment about supporting a woman in the White House was taken out of context. I have not endorsed Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump.”

Parton saying “I think Hillary’s very qualified. So if she gets it, I’ll certainly be behind her” sure sounds like an endorsement to anyone who understands the English language.

Now let the predictable Dolly Parton diehards begin their trashing of this post . . . .

See also “Jane Fonda and her North Vietnamese Intelligence Officer“.

~Eowyn

Candice Bergen wears a “free Melania” sweater while promoting her latest movie

Libtards Reese Witherspoon, Andy Cohen and Candice Bergen

On Wednesday night, Candice Bergen appeared on Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live” with Reese Witherspoon to promote their latest movie “Home Again.”

About the movie, from Wikipedia:

Home Again is a 2017 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer, in her directorial debut. It stars Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Pico Alexander, Michael Sheen, and Candice Bergen. The film was released on September 8, 2017, by Open Road Films and has grossed $10 million worldwide.”

The movie has a terrible score on Rotten Tomatoes – just 57% like it. The promoted review states, Home Again gathers a talented crowd of rom-com veterans on both sides of the camera — all of whom have unfortunately done far better work.”

So what better way to entice moviegoers to see your movie? Display your Trump Derangement Syndrome on TV!

The sweater is made by Lingua Franca, a woman with a severe case of TDS. Some of her other sweater designs include, “i didn’t vote for him,” “i miss barack,” “the future is female,” “they go low, we go high,” “it was all a dream,” “you know in your gut he’s nuts,” and “nevertheless she persisted.”

The cost for these oh-so-original sweaters? $360!

TDS makes for some good capitalism! It also makes it so very easy to know which movies and Hollyweird stars to boycott.

DCG

College Park, MD votes to let non-US citizens vote in local elections

college park city council

College Park City Council: Betrayers of the US Constitution

I reported how the city council was contemplating this decision back in August. Now they’ve made it a “right”for illegal aliens to vote. How progressive!

From Fox5DC: The College Park City Council has voted in favor of a measure that would allow city residents who are not U.S. citizens to vote in local elections. College Park joins six other towns in allowing legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants (also known as illegal aliens) to vote in municipal elections.

The council’s vote on this issue was supposed to happen back in August, but it was postponed due to threats made to council members over the proposal.

It was a very contentious debate inside College Park City Hall as almost two dozen people signed up to speak on the matter during Tuesday night’s meeting. One man against the proposal came to the podium saying he was called a Nazi while waiting in line to voice his opinion.

The reality is allowing all people to vote in municipal elections is going to make College Park more inclusive, and that has been the history of voting rights expansion in the United States and what has happened in our neighbors in Maryland who have expanded voting rights to non-U.S. citizens,” said Todd Larson, who is in favor of the proposal.

“Although you come up here and you say that there are hundreds of citizens and residents of College Park that are for this charter, I can tell you that there are thousands against it,” said Beth DeBosky, who is against non-citizen voting. “Voting is a right of the citizens. It’s plain and clear. It’s constitutional. It’s also written at the state level and it also belongs at the local level.”

Later into the meeting, a council member proposed a new amendment that would only allow green card holders to vote and exclude undocumented immigrants illegal aliens. However, the vote on the green card amendment failed.

DCG