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


Elections board won’t stop sending dead man’s family absentee ballots


From NY Post: Queens resident Michelle Dimino has a simple request for the city’s Board of Elections: Please remove my late dad from the voter rolls. Dimino’s father, Anthony Baldomir, died on Oct. 4, 2012. But according to the board’s records, he could vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

The agency has mailed absentee ballots to Baldomir, a registered Democrat, for each of the past four years, for primary and general elections. “In 2013, 2014, 2015 and again this year, I received absentee ballots for my father. I could have fraudulently voted with those ballots, but I shredded them instead,” an exasperated Dimino told The Post.

But this year, she got fed up and decided to go public.

Baldomir was ill and receiving medical care when he requested an absentee ballot in 2012 to continue exercising his civic duty from his Middle Village address.

What’s upsetting, Dimino said, is that she called the elections board shortly after her father’s death to ask that he be purged from the rolls.  She said election workers insisted she would have to show up in person at an agency office with a death certificate to confirm her dad was no longer alive.

Dimino, 48, told the workers she’s been on dialysis and asked if she could mail in her father’s death certificate to put the issue to rest. She says she was told she couldn’t.

“I called the Social Security Administration. They took my father off the Social Security rolls the next day,” Dimino said.

BOE spokeswoman Valerie Vazquez confirmed that Baldomir, who hadn’t voted since 2011, was still on its “permanent absentee-ballot list.”

She said the agency never received notification of his passing. The agency did receive a change-of-address notification from the post office in 2013 that Baldomir’s mail was being sent to his daughter’s residence in nearby Glendale.

Vazquez, disputing Dimino’s claim, said BOE policy allows family members to mail in a death certificate to remove a relative from the voter rolls. “You don’t have to do it in person,” Vazquez said.


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.”

[Note: Some attribute the quote to George Herbert Walker Bush.]

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 Breitbart.com, 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


Indian Actress Apologizes for “Refugee” T-Shirt Magazine Cover Shoot


From MSN: Priyanka Chopra has apologized for posing for a magazine cover in a T-shirt that caused a Twitter backlash, with people accusing her of being insensitive toward refugees.

The Quantico star was featured on the cover of the Indian edition of Conde Nast Traveler magazine, or Conde Nast Traveller in the British spelling used in India.

The cover showed Chopra wearing a white T-shirt, which had the words “refugee,” “immigrant” and “outsider” crossed out, leaving only the word “traveller.” The 34-year-old actress soon found herself at the center of a social media storm.


“Extremely insensitive in midst of biggest #refugeecrises. All other options listed [on theT-shirt] are forced on people, not chosen,” tweeted Savita Pawnday. “Oh, I’m sorry, I wasn’t aware that being a refugee is a matter of choice… What were you thinking?!” posted Anum R Chagani. And another Twitter user, HannanMust, echoed the sentiment, saying: “I’m quite upset. Really stupid thing to do to just grab attention u don’t need. Wise up.”

In an interview that aired Monday on Indian news network NDTV, Chopra said the magazine’s publisher “specially got this [T-shirt] made and implored me to wear it. They said they were addressing xenophobia, which is a big issue that is happening.”

She added that it was the magazine’s idea, “and I bought into it, I guess.” Continued Chopra: “And I am really, really apologetic about the fact that sentiments were hurt.… The point the magazine wanted to make was actually something good.” Chopra also said that she was “really affected [by the backlash], I felt really horrible.”

Conde Nast posted a statement on its website, explaining the intended message behind the cover.

It’s about how our labeling of people as immigrants, refugees and outsiders is creating a culture of xenophobia.… It’s about how we are allowing some powerful leaders to build barriers that make it more difficult for bright, motivated and hardworking people to see more of the world, learn from it and make it better for us all.”

The statement concluded that the cover was not about Chopra “being a refugee or immigrant or outsider; it’s about her, like us, recognizing the power of travel, and joining us in asking everyone to do better for each other.”

Chopra can currently be seen in the second season of Quantico. She will make her Hollywood feature debut in next summer’s Baywatch.


NC State admin calls microaggressions ‘death by a thousand paper cuts’


From Campus Reform: North Carolina State University will host a microaggressions workshop on Halloween about responding to slights like seeing a Confederate flag or encountering mean messages on social media.

According to NC State News, the “Recognizing and Responding to Microaggessions” workshop will teach students about a variety of microaggressions, such as “horizontal oppression,” “environmental” microaggressions, “macroaggressions,” and “microassaults.”

The three-hour workshop is meant to help students, staff, alumni, or other attendees understand when microaggressions occur and how to respond when they do occur, and is one of many such sessions hosted by the school’s GLBT Center, supplementing offerings such as “Trans 101,” “The Spectrum of Sex: Exploring Intersex Identities and the Relationship to Gender,” and “Sitting with Privilege.”

Microaggression expert Renee Wells

Microaggression expert Renee Wells

 “It’s sometimes called ‘death by a thousand paper cuts,’” explained Renee Wells, director of the university’s GLBT Center. “There’s this cumulative emotional effect that leaves people feeling marginalized and invalidated.”

Common examples of microaggressions are remarks suggesting that Asians get good grades, suggesting that women are bad drivers, or asking an African American student whether he got an athletic scholarship, Wells noted, but added that there are other, more subtle types of microaggressions, as well.

“For example, a student walking across campus might see a Confederate flag in the window of a residence hall or a racist slur spray painted in the Free Expression Tunnel,” she observed, saying, “these are things that you see that aren’t necessarily targeted at you, but are part of the environment you are navigating.”

Vitriolic sentiments on social media, meanwhile, constitute what Wells describes as “microassaults,” because unlike microaggressions, they are intentional. “Microaggressions include things you might consider macroaggressions, things that are intentional and overt—people using racist slurs—which are microassaults,” Wells said.

Even members of marginalized groups must be wary of microaggressions, she continued, asserting that “horizontal oppression” takes place when a member of one minority group microaggresses against another minority.

“You may be culturally competent as it relates to your own identity and community…but that doesn’t mean that you’re culturally competent about communities you’re not a part of,” she explained. “The ultimate form of privilege is having the option of not challenging oppressive behavior; to say it’s not my problem.”