We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 130th Caption Contest!

There were so many clever captions. You guys outdid yourselves!

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.

And the winner of FOTM’s 130th Caption Contest, with one #1 vote and two #2 votes, totaling 8 points, is . . .

Snoopy dancepatrioticgofer!

Here’s his winning caption:

Dead Democrats waiting to vote…. again.

Dead Democrats waiting to vote…. again.

Aisling and Craig Adkins are both in 2nd place, each with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points each. Here are their respective captions:

What is thy true name BLM? My name is legion, for we are many…

Life in America if Hillary wins.

Hadenoughalready, Kevin J Lankford and Michael are in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points. Here are their respective captions:

Welcome to the burka bordello. Feel free to go around back choose your favorite goat.

Looking for Casper who??….Y’all at da wrong crib here fool!!

Affordable housing for illegal space aliens

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

The Ghosts of Clinton’s. Death Count!

28 of them….28 different daddies.

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, patrioticgofer!

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!

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

FOTM4ever@gmail.com

~Éowyn

Tuesday funnies!

We have gone full circle! History repeating itself!

One of our first gender-neutral bathrooms

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The Bar vs. The Baptists

In a small Midwestern conservative town, a business owner began to construct a building for a new bar. The local Baptist church started a campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayers.

Work progressed, however, right up until the week before opening, when a lightning strike hit the bar and it burned to the ground.

The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, until the bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, either through direct or indirect actions or means.

In its reply to the court, the church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building’s demise.

As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork at the hearing and commented, “I don’t know how I’m going to decide this, but as it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that doesn’t!”

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DCG

One-third of US won’t have choice between Obamacare plans in 2017

Going as planned.

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From MSN: It’s looking like a lot of people are going to have little Obamacare choice next year. One-third of the United States may have just a single insurer to pick from on Obamacare marketplaces in 2017, an analysis released Friday suggests.

Seven entire states are projected to have just one carrier in 2017: Alaska, Alabama, Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wyoming, according to research by the Avalere consultancy.

And more than half of the country, 55 percent, may end up having two or fewer insurers to choose from on those government-run exchanges, Avalere said.  “And there may be some sub-region counties where no plans are available,” a report by Avalere on its analysis found.

The findings reflect the effect of announcements this summer that three major insurers — Aetna (AET), UnitedHealth (UNH), and Humana (HUM) — will sharply reduce the number of areas where they will sell individual health plans in 2017 due to financial losses on those plans, as well as the failures of most Obamacare co-op insurance plans.

The analysis relates to the number of insurers in a given “rating region,” not the number of plans available. A single insurer can offer multiple plans at different price points, and at different levels of coverage.

The analysis, which assumes no new plans will enter the markets losing those insurers, is sobering news for many consumers, about 11.1 million of whom are now covered by plans sold on the exchanges.

The Obama administration, when asked about 2017 Obamacare insurance premiums that are on track to be significantly higher than in past years, has repeatedly said that consumers can shop around between plans for better prices. But in areas where this is no or little competition, price shopping will be less of an option.

Pinal County, Arizona, is one place that is, as of now, not expected to have an Obamacare insurer to choose from on the federal HealthCare.gov exchange next year. The county near Phoenix, which has 400,000 residents, has seen two insurers, United Health and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona decided to exit the area.

Avalere noted that in 2016, only 4 percent of rating regions — the geographic areas that insurance plans cover — had just one or fewer insurers offering plans. And only 33 percent of the country had two or fewer insurers.

“Depending on where consumers live, their choice of insurance plans may decrease for 2017,” said Elizabeth Carpenter, Avalere senior vice president. “Some exchange enrollees may need to choose another insurance plan in order to maintain coverage.”

Avalere President Dan Mendelson said that the decrease in competition in Obamacare plans is the result of lower-than-expected enrollment, consumers who are costing insurers a lot in health-care benefits, and “troubled” programs that were intended to reduce the risk insurers face by selling coverage on the exchanges.

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“Congress and the administration can choose to stabilize these markets and re-establish competition — but only through a consensus process that brings in a brings in a broader swath of the uninsured,” Mendelson said.

DCG

Democrat voter fraud has already begun: Hillary supporter commits voter registration fraud in Las Vegas

In the State of Nevada as in other states, voter registration drives must follow state laws and rules.

ProjectVote.org’s 9-page document, Helping Voters Register Under Nevada Law, specifies that “Voter registration drives in Nevada have to follow certain state laws and rules”.

The State of Nevada’s Title 24, Chapter 295 (NRS 293.505) on “Appointment, powers and duties of field registrars; prohibited acts of field registrars, clerks, employees of voter registration agencies or persons assisting voters; penalty” specifies the following:

2. The county clerk shall appoint at least one registered voter to serve as a field registrar of voters who, except as otherwise provided in NRS 293.5055, shall register voters within the county for which the field registrar is appointed. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 1, a candidate for any office may not be appointed or serve as a field registrar. A field registrar serves at the pleasure of the county clerk and shall perform such duties as the county clerk may direct. The county clerk shall not knowingly appoint any person as a field registrar who has been convicted of a felony involving theft or fraud. The Secretary of State may bring an action against a county clerk to collect a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each person who is appointed as a field registrar in violation of this subsection. […]

10. A county clerk, field registrar, employee of a voter registration agency or person assisting a voter pursuant to subsection 13 of NRS 293.5235 shall not:

(a) Solicit a vote for or against a particular question or candidate;

(b) Speak to a voter on the subject of marking his or her ballot for or against a particular question or candidate; or

(c) Distribute any petition or other material concerning a candidate or question which will be on the ballot for the ensuing election, while registering an elector.

A violation of each these requirements is punishable as a Class E felony.

The video below shows a female field registrar in Las Vegas committing voter registration fraud by carrying anti-Trump literature and driving a car with a California license plate, raising doubt that she is a Nevada registered voter — in violation of NRS 293.505 subsections 2 and 10.

The woman (below), wearing the red Stanford University t-shirt and carrying a stack of “Stand Up to Trump” flyers, violated the State of Nevada’s NRS 293.505 subsections 2 and 10, and should be prosecuted as a Category E felon, “for which a court shall sentence a convicted person to imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 4 years. […] In addition to any other penalty, the court may impose a fine of not more than $5,000, unless a greater penalty is authorized or required by statute.”

Nevada field registrar carrying anti-Trump literature

The Horn News points out that this is not the first time the Clinton campaign has run into controversy in Nevada. In September 2015, Project Veritas‘ hidden camera captured Clinton campaign staff in Nevada not only skirting election law but mocking it. Christina Gupana, a Hillary campaign worker and Las Vegas attorney, advised her fellow campaign workers to “do whatever you can, whatever you can get away with just do it.”

Adam Paul Laxalt is the attorney general of State of Nevada, who oversees elections. Tell him about the clear voter registration fraud committed by the California woman in red by sending him this post. Here’s Laxalt’s contact info:

Office of the Attorney General
100 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Telephone: 775-684-1100
Fax: 775-684-1108
Email: Click here or aginfo@ag.nv.gov

H/t FOTM‘s Glenn47 and maziel

~Eowyn

Nearly 15,000 new Clinton emails gleaned in FBI probe

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Via Seattle Times: The State Department said Monday it is reviewing nearly 15,000 previously undisclosed emails recovered as part of the FBI’s now-closed investigation into the handling of sensitive information that flowed through Hillary Clinton’s private home server.

Lawyers for the department told U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg on Monday that they anticipate processing and releasing the first batch of these new emails in mid-October, raising the prospect new messages sent or received by Democratic nominee could become public just before November’s presidential election. The judge is overseeing production of the emails as part of a federal public-records lawsuit filed by the conservative legal advocacy group Judicial Watch.

Representing the State Department, Justice Department lawyer Lisa Olson told Boasberg that officials do not yet know what portion of the emails is work-related rather than personal. Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, served as secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. She has claimed that she deleted only personal emails prior to returning over 55,000 pages of her work-related messages to the State Department last year.

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The State Department has publicly released most of those work-related emails, although some have been withheld because they contain information considered sensitive to national security.

Republicans are pressing to keep the issue of Clinton’s email use alive after the FBI closed its investigation last month without recommending criminal charges. GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump routinely criticizes Clinton for her handling of emails containing classified information.

Olson told the judge that State earlier this month received seven disks containing “tens of thousands” of emails Clinton sent or received during her tenure as the nation’s top diplomat. The first disk, labeled by the FBI as containing non-classified emails not previously disclosed by Clinton, contains about 14,900 documents, Olson said. The second disk is labeled as emails containing classified information.

Olson told Boasberg she could not immediately say how many emails are contained on the rest of the disks or how many might be copies of emails Clinton already has provided.

Given the large volume of messages, Olson said it was “extremely ambitious” for the agency to complete its review and begin releasing the first batches of emails to Judicial Watch by Oct. 14.

Judicial Watch lawyer Lauren Burke told Boasberg that the proposed schedule is too slow and pressed for faster release of the emails from the first disk. The judge ordered the department to focus its efforts on processing the emails from the first disk and to report back to him on its progress by Sept. 22.

As part of proceedings in a separate Judicial Watch lawsuit, a federal judge on Friday ordered Clinton to answer written questions from the group about why she chose to rely on a private server located in the basement of her New York home, rather than use a government email account.

DCG

Crazy gibberish names Americans give their babies

An email from FOTM‘s maziel:

These are real baby names:

Atiba, Porsha, Quentarius, Ashayla, Lajquan, Deonsyn, Azelia, Dayquan, Christer, Jantezio, Kasman, Nyjerika, dezman, Arentheeus, Jermaeria, DeShawn, Kadarius, Dimitric, Teona, Tytieana, Jhiquarius, Piera, Jamaya, Keyona, Londell, Majical, Juwan, Taeauora, Tatiteus, Lenair, Cabria, Jakera, Jamia, Javylon, Tariq, Akira, Jakovia, Padra, D’Cavion, Keishauna, Taheza, Tasavion, Ye’Cenia, Somya, Shatrella, Sawson, Keyel, Ziykies, Teyah, Dashanna, Maliek, Tenijah, Railee, Royquez, Quetarius.

The craziest baby names were told to me by a nurse, whose patients were the parents.

One named her baby Vagina, pronounced Vajinna (like Virginia).

Another woman named her baby Syphilarius because she was in the public health office and saw a poster on sexually transmitted diseases. She thought “syphilis” sounded pretty and named her baby after the STD.

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Lest you think only Americans inflict ridiculous names on their children, they have them in other countries as well.

As reported by CNN, in 1982, Sweden enacted a Naming law that says: “First names shall not be approved if they can cause offense or can be supposed to cause discomfort for the one using it, or names which for some obvious reason are not suitable as a first name.”

Among the first names rejected by the Swedish government is Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb111163 (pronounced Albin), which had been submitted by a couple in protest of the Naming law. The parents then submitted “A” (also pronounced Albin) as the child’s name. It, too, was rejected.

In New Zealand, the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act of 1995 doesn’t allow people to name their children anything that “might cause offence to a reasonable person; or […] is unreasonably long; or without adequate justification, […] is, includes, or resembles, an official title or rank.”

Among the names rejected by New Zealand’s registrar of births are Stallion, Yeah Detroit, Fish and Chips, Twisty Poi, Keenan Got Lucy, Sex Fruit, Satan and Adolf Hitler.

Denmark has a very strict Law on Personal Names to protect children from having odd names that suit their parents’ fancy. Parents who want to name their child something that isn’t on the government-approved list of 7,000 names, have to get special permission from their local church, and the name is then reviewed by governmental officials. Rejected names include Anus, Pluto and Monkey.

According to BBC News, increasingly parents are giving unusual and even unique names to their children. In the US, in 1950, 5% of parents chose a name for their child that wasn’t in the top 1,000 names. By 2012, that figure had increased to 27%.

As baby names become more a matter of choice rather than tradition, they reveal more about the people doing the choosing, especially their race.

A 2003 study, “Are Emily And Greg More Employable Than Lakisha and Jamal?,” sent nearly 5,000 CVs in response to job advertisements in Chicago and Boston newspapers. The CVs were the same, but half were given fake names that sounded like they belonged to white people, like Emily Walsh or Greg Baker, and the other half were given names that sounded African American, like Lakisha Washington or Jamal Jones. The call-back rate from employers was 50% higher on the “white” names then the “black” names. The effects were noted even for federal contractors with “affirmative action” policies, and companies boasting they were “equal opportunities” employers.

Another study that analysed the scores of some 55,000 children in a school district of Florida found that children with black-sounding and low-income-sounding names tended to have worse school test scores and were less likely to be recommended for the schools’ programme for “gifted” students.

~Eowyn

Secret U.S. Army memo on preparing for martial law?

An image of an alleged secret U.S. Army memoradum on preparation for martial law has surfaced online, reportedly uploaded to Facebook by Diane Holthaus last Friday, August 18, 2016.

I don’t know if it’s authentic, but given the gravity of the subject matter, I decided to err on the side of prudence by publishing it on FOTM.

Here’s the image of the alleged memorandum, followed by my transcription of it into text:

Dept of Army memo preparation for martial lawHere’s the text of the memorandum:

Department of the Army
Headquarters, 4th Infantry Division
Bldg 1435, Wetzel Ave.
Fort Carson, CO 80913-4145

AFYB-STA-MNT
8 August 2016
Memorandum For Record
Subject: Preparation for Martial Law

1. As of 5 August 2016 2322 the Bill for the Executive Order Enacting Martial Law has been put into effect. Fort Carson will start training and prepartion on 5 September 2016 at 0900.

a. The following Brigades will be starting on 8 September 2016.

Brigades Dates Soldiers
1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team 8 September 2016 350
1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team 29 September 2016 625
4th Sustainment Brigade 8 September 2016 275
4 Combat Aviation Brigade 8 September 2016 175
759th MP Battalion 29 September 2016 215
10th Combat Support Hospital 8 September 2016 265
423rd Transportation Company 29 September 2016 350

b. The preparation will be conducted on range 165 near Red Devil training site at gate 12. The soldiers at this event will be conducting preparation for a field site hospital, FOB, riot control, ect.

c. The training will last for six weeks before the rotation of soldiers in the field site every 3 weeks after the first six weeks.

Andy Wolf of PopularMilitary.com debunks the memo:

Despite the official looking notice, the document gave several clues as to its authenticity- but only to those who would have experience with such documents. For example, there is no security clearance classification on the document, as well as other formatting areas.

Popular Military reached out to the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office, who were all too familiar with the aforementioned document.

“The Facebook posting showing what appears to be an official 4th Infantry Division memo stating that Fort Carson is starting martial law training is a complete fabrication,” a Fort Carson official wrote via email.  “There is no training being conducted on Fort Carson concerning any type of martial law preparation. The Posse Comitatus Act forbids military involvement in domestic law enforcement without congressional approval.

While certain units (such as Military Police) occasionally train for “martial law”-type activities, it is generally done in conjunction with regular training of their everyday duties, such as riot control or securing contested areas. In addition, such matters are more often relegated to National Guard troops, who can be mobilized more easily than Active Duty troops.

I tried to verify the memorandum’s assertions. This is what I found:

  • There is a U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, CO. Click here for its website.
  • Its headquarters is in Bldg 1435, 6105 Wetzel Ave., Fort Carson, CO 80913-4145.
  • A search for “AFYB-STA-MNT” brought up the website of the Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, which is a short distance from NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • The 4th Infantry Division’s units are somewhat different from the Brigade units mentioned in the memo:
    • 1st Stryker Combat Brigade Team
    • 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (the memo has this as 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team)
    • 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team
    • 4th Combat Aviation Brigade
    • 4th Division Artillery
    • 4th Sustainment Brigade
    • Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion
  • Most importantly, Obama did not issue an Executive Order numbered 2322, nor did he issue any executive order on martial law, nor is there any Executive Order issued by any President that is numbered 2322. Numbered Executive Orders began under President Herbert Hoover, with the number 5075. See The American Presidency Project‘s web page, “Executive Orders: Washington – Obama“.

My conclusion: The alleged 4th Infantry Division “Preparation for Martial Law” memorandum is a fake.

Please don’t contribute to the dissemination of this fakery via email or social media.

H/t GiGi

~Eowyn