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Don Rickles, He Certainly Has A Way With Words.


This may be a bit dated, but what the hey.   😀

Only at 84 could he get away with this…
Hello, Dummies! Oh my God, look at you. Anyone else hurt in the accident?
Senator Reid has a face of a Saint… a Saint Bernard. Now I know why they call you the arithmetic man. You add partisanship, subtract pleasure, divide attention, and multiply ignorance. Reid is so physically unimposing, he makes Pee Wee Herman look like Mr. T. And Reid’s so dumb, he makes Speaker Pelosi look like an intellectual. Nevada is soooo screwed! If I were less polite, I’d say Reid makes Kevin Federline look successful.
Speaking of the Speaker… 
Nancy Pelosi, hubba, hubba! Hey baby, you must’ve been something before electricity. Seriously, the ex- Speaker may look like an idiot and talks like an idiot but don’t let that fool you. She really is an idiot.  
Charlie Rangel… Still alive and still robbing the taxpayers blind. What does that make, six decades of theft? Rangel’s the only man with a rent-controlled mansion. He’s the guy who writes our tax laws but forgot to pay taxes on $75 grand in rental income! So why isn’t he the Treasury Secretary? Rangel runs more scams than a Nigerian Banker. 
Barney Frank
… he’s a better actor than Fred Flintstone. Consider that he and Dodd caused the whole financial meltdown, and they’re not only not serving time with Bubba and Rodney, they’re still heading up the financial system! Let’s all admit it… Barney Frank slobbers more than a sheepdog on Novocain. How did this guy get elected? Oh, that’s right… he’s from Massachusetts . That’s the state that elects Mr. Charisma, John Kerry… man of the people!
You know, if 
Senator Dodd were any more crooked, you could open wine bottles with him. Here’s a news flash, Dodd: When your local newspaper calls you a “lying weasel,” it may be time to retire. Dodd’s involved in more shady deals than the Clintons . Even Rangel looks up to him!
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, I really respect you… Especially given your upbringing ~ All you’ve overcome. I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory. I don’t know what makes you so dumb, but it really works for you. Personally, I don’t think you’re a fool, but what’s my opinion compared to that of thousands of others?
As for 
President Hussein Obama, what can I say? They say Hussein is arrogant and aloof, but I don’t agree. Now it’s true when you enter the room, you have to kiss his ring. I don’t mind, but he has it in his back pocket.
His mind is open to new ideas… so open that ideas simply pass through it. Obama lies so much, I was actually surprised to find out his first name really is Barry or Barack or something? Just don’t ask about his middle name! But Obama was able to set a record… He actually lied more in one day than 
Bill Clinton did in four years.

President Obama just completed the UNHOLY and ANTI-AMERICAN TRIFECTA:
1st president in 110 years to miss the annual Army-Navy Football Game.
1st president to not attend any Christmas religious observance.
1st president to stay on vacation after a terrorist attack.

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Who won our 31st Caption Contest?

This was the pic:

7 FOTM writers voted, each for his or her #1 and #2 captions.

Each #1 vote is worth 3 points; each #2 vote is worth 2 points.

And the winner, with two #1 votes and three #2 votes, totaling 12 points, is….

brolin1911a1 !!!!!!

This is his winning caption:

“It looks like Barney had one belt too many at the bar before checking in.”

Our runner-up, in second place, is christy, with two #1 votes and one #2 vote, totaling 8 points. This is her caption:

“My boyfwends don’t like my Porky Pig voice, so this makes me talk like a wheel man.”

GySgt1 and Tom are both in 3rd place, each received one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 5 points each. Here are their respective captions:

“Yes, I asked for the S&M suite that adjoins Congresswoman Schultz’s.”

“Frankly Charlotte, I don’t give a damn.”

Homekort Ave is in 4th place, with one #1 vote, totaling 3 points.

Locke Enlode is in 5th place, with one #2 vote, totaling 2 points.

Congratulations, brolin1911a1 ! Here’s your super-duper one-of-a-kind hand-scribbled (by moi) Award Certificate of Excellence!!!!!

For all caption submissions, go here!

Get ready for our next Caption Contest – tomorrow! 😀


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Depressed about politics? Let’s have another Caption Contest!

This is the 31st world-famous FOTM Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic (h/t our own DCG). The photo is of retiring Congressman Barney Frank (D-Mass) checking in at the Marriott Hotel in Charlotte, NC, for the Democratic National Convention. The photo is NOT a photoshop. It was taken by Don Carrington, and posted by RickHenderson on the website John Locke Foundation on September 3, 2012.

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You know the drill:

  • The winner of the Caption Contest will get a fancy Award Certificate 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. :(

The winner and runner-up will be announced on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

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

“Biden said Romney will put us all back in chains, so my BDSM master says I’ll soon get to wear a nice shiny chainlink collar instead of this stinky old belt!”

For the winner of our last caption contest, go here!


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Another Dem Bites the Dust

Massachusetts Democrat Congressman Barney Frank recently announced he’s not seeking reelection. Now, Politico reports that Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska will announce today that he is retiring after two terms, a serious blow to Democratic efforts to hold on to the majority in the chamber next November.
Nelson is scheduled to hold a press conference back home in Nebraska as early as today to make his decision official, said several Democratic insiders close to the leadership.
The 70-year-old Nelson was considered one of the most endangered Democratic incumbents this cycle…The White House and top Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Chuck Schumer of New York, had quietly mounted a pressure campaign to keep Nelson from retiring.
Other vulnerable Democrats, like Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Jon Tester of Montana, also face difficult — although winnable — reelection fights.
There will also be costly races in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, featuring Democratic incumbent Sens. Sherrod Brown, Bill Nelson and Bob Casey. Obama’s reelection campaign is expected to spend heavily in those states, potentially giving a boost to Democratic incumbents.
Overall, 23 Democratic-controlled seats are up this cycle, while Republicans have to defend only 10. Senate Republicans need to pick up only four seats to grab control of the chamber.
Read rest of story here.

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Man Boobs Alert!

Now that he no longer seeks re-election to the House, Barney Frank is letting it all hang out.

I’ve updated the Caption Contest post with this new pic. So those who had submitted a caption may want to submit an updated one! 😉

Anybody besides me see a resemblance.
Tom in NC

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Conflict-of-Interest/Corruption in Govt Oversight of MF Global

Isn’t this just cozy.

The CEO of MF Global, Jon Corzine, and the head of the federal agency that’s supposed to “regulate” MF Global, Gary Gensler, both had worked for Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs. More than that, Corzine had been the boss of Gensler at Goldman Sachs.

MF Global is the giant financial derivatives broker that went bankrupt a month ago, after making a disastrous $6.3 billion bet on European sovereign bonds with some of its clients’ money.

Obama with Jon Corzine

New York-based MF Global was led by Jon Corzine, a Democrat who was New Jersey governor (2006-2010), U.S. senator from New Jersey (2001-2006), and Chairman and CEO of Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs (1994-1999). Corzine has participated in meetings of the secretive Bilderberg Group, a network of the world’s leaders in the fields of politics, business, and banking, from 1995–1997, 1999, 2003 and 2004.
In 2010, Barack Obama campaigned for Corzine’s reelection to be New Jersey governor. Corzine lost to Republican Chris Christie and so, in March 2010, became the CEO of MF Global instead.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and other regulators are investigating whether the firm used money from clients’ accounts for its own purposes as its financial condition worsened. That would violate securities rules. The FBI is also investigating whether MF Global violated any criminal laws.

Gary Gensler

Gary Gensler is the chairman of the CFTC.
After graduating with an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Gensler spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs, making partner when he was 30, becoming head of the company’s fixed income and currency trading operations in Tokyo by the mid-’90s, and eventually the company’s co-head of finance.
In 2008, Gensler first served as a senior adviser to the Hillary Clinton campaign and, after the Democratic Primary, the Obama campaign. Obama rewarded Gensler by nominating him to head the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
In March 2009, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tried to block the nomination because Gensler “had worked with Sen. Phil Gramm and Alan Greenspan to exempt credit default swaps from regulation, which led to the collapse of AIG and has resulted in the largest taxpayer bailout in US history.” Sanders also accused Gensler of working to deregulate electronic energy trading, which led to the downfall of Enron, and supporting the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, which allowed American banks to become “too big to fail.”
In early November, Gensler stepped aside from the CFTC’s investigation of MF Global  because of his longstanding ties to Corzine.
The Associated Press reports on Nov. 29, 2011, that Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas), who heads the House Financial Services oversight subcommittee investigating MF Global’s collapse, asked Gensler to provide documents related to the agency’s oversight of the brokerage. Neugebauer also asked Gensler in a letter to explain his personal involvement in supervising MF Global.
Neugebauer noted that Corzine reportedly personally lobbied Gensler and his staff this year in opposition to a possible CFTC rule that would have affected MF Global. Neugebauer asked Gensler why he didn’t remove himself earlier from MF Global matters, so Corzine wouldn’t have been able to lobby him.
In his exclusive-to-subscribers post of Nov. 28, 2011, investigative journalist Wayne Madsen claims that his sources in Chicago say  that the collapse of MF Global is merely the tip of the iceberg in commodities trading fraud, especially in gold, and that a major cover-up of the extent of the fraud by the Obama administration, including by Attorney General Eric Holder, is currently underway.
Madsen also notes the timing of Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Barney Frank’s recent announcement that he is retiring after 16 terms in Congress. Frank, of course, is the former  chairman and a current ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, the House’s oversight body over Wall Street and Chicago commodities trading.


There is some good news for MF Global’s clients.
James Giddens, the court-appointed trustee overseeing the firm’s liquidation asked that an additional $2.1 billion be released from frozen customer accounts. It would be Giddens’s third transfer of funds to MF Global customers since the brokerage filed for bankruptcy protection on Oct. 31. That would bring the total distributed so far to about $4.1 billion.
With the proposed $2.1 billion distribution, all MF Global commodities customers would have retrieved two-thirds or more of the money they had in their accounts. Giddens has a goal of eventually returning 100% of all funds to customers — if the missing client funds are recovered.

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Barney Frank Supports the Commie "Protesters" While Seeking Wall Street Cash

The New Three Stooges

Yes, you read that right, and no, you have not accidentally swerved into the Onion.
Bawney Fwank, who I have posted about previously concerning his culpability when it comes to the financial and economic meltdown that this entire planet is now facing, actually supports those who, if they were even remotely bright enough, would be trampling the petunias into mush on his own front lawn.
Via politico.com:

Rep. Barney Frank might sympathize with the Occupy Wall Street protesters, but he’s still got friends in the financial world.
The Massachusetts Democrat is heading to New York hoping to raise tens of thousands of dollars Thursday at a fundraiser at the home of Charles Myers, a senior investment banking advisor at Evercore Partners. Myers is one of several Wall Street execs listed on the invite soliciting up to $2,500 from attendees for Frank’s reelection committee, according to a copy obtained by POLITICO.
Frank, the co-author of the sweeping financial regulatory reform bill signed into law last year, said in a recent interview with POLITICO that he didn’t see any conflict between supporting the protests and taking financial services money.
“If you take money from them, but you don’t vote [for] the things they want, how does that put you in conflict?” Frank questioned.
Frank said he supports the movement “to the extent that they obey the law” and that he wishes “that kind of energy was around two years ago when we were voting on the financial reform bill. We’d have a tougher bill.”
Frank spokesman Harry Gural said the event isn’t exclusively a Wall Street fundraiser, and will include members of the gay and lesbian community and others.

You will find the rest of the article at this link.
Justice is going to find this cretin one day – if not in this life, then most certainly the next.
When that day comes, I am going to be soooooooo glad that my name is not Barney Frank.

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Barney Frank Gets His Panties in a Bunch

I posted previously concerning our current sad economic predicament, in which Neal Boortz  spelled out concisely what had happened and when, as well as who were the parties most responsible for the mess we now find ourselves in.
Rep. Barney Frank (D – Massachusetts), former chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, who was once quite literally swapping spit with Herb Moses (a senior executive at Fannie Mae) figures rather prominently in the bursting of the housing bubble – as well as the severe economic and financial downturn that came with it.
During the GOP debate held in New Hampshire the other night, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, one of the GOP hopefuls seeking to become the party’s presidential nominee, was asked a question about the Occupy Wall Street protests that have broken out in many cities across America in recent days.

This is part of what he said in his answer:

If you want to put people in jail, you ought to start with Barney Frank and Chris Dodd.

Strong stuff, right? But Newt nailed it exactly.
Of course, Bawney Fwank was not all that happy with the former Speaker having pointed out his duplicity in our current recession (dems never are when they are caught with their hand in the cookie jar) and released the following response:

As to the facts, the Republicans — part of the time under Newt Gingrich — ran Congress from 1995 until 2006, the period during which the financial crisis began and then rose to disastrous proportions. Chris Dodd and I were in the minority during that time, and in fact, no remedial action was taken by Congress until we became chairmen of our respective committees in 2007 and 2008.
Apparently, Newt Gingrich — who considers himself one of the intellectual leaders of the free world — is so embarrassed by the fact that he is running behind Michele Bachmann in Republican polls that it has increased his already well-developed propensity to utter outlandish things.

Outlandish, he says?
Rep. Frank can spin this until he falls down drunk, but there is no way he will ever be able to make this go away:

I hold these people primarily responsible for the destruction of my over twenty-five year career that ended in June of 2007. I had spent those years in an industry very closely related to, and very dependent on, commercial and residential real estate.
I have watched as many of my friends and former associates have literally lost everything they had worked for as unemployment insurance, or whatever meager employment they were able to find, failed to generate enough income to prevent it from happening.
And it has not been just people in my industry, but millions of people across this country who are now in similar circumstances – all because of a still deepening recession that did not have to happen, or could have at least been blunted had certain things been done in time.
These arrogant, corrupt politicians bear the brunt of responsibility for a chain of events that is still playing out today, and that could yet plunge this planet into another global depression.
I do not think it the least bit outlandish to suggest those most responsible be held to account.

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