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We have a winner!

. . . for FOTM’s 169th Caption Contest!

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 169th Caption Contest, with one #1 vote and two #2 votes, totaling 8 points is . . .

chemtrailssuck!

Here’s her winning caption:

ZZZZZZZ…. What? Hey, that’s racist!!

Smokie and want some are in 2nd place, each with one #1 vote and one #2 votes, totaling 6 points each. Here are their respective captions:

Smokie: “In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.” John Adams

want some: “Damn, just when our Cloward and Piven crash the economy scheme was almost at fruition !!”

AvaJ, dkolb2010, Jimbo, and another Smokie caption are in 3rd place, each with 4 points. Ava J, dkolb2010 and Smokie each received one #1 vote; Jimbo received two #2 votes. Here are their respective captions:

AvaJ: “MLK – I HAD a dream…”

dkolb2010: “Well, there goes the last plank in our platform for the 2018 elections.”

Jimbo: “Who farted?”

Smokie: “I’ve got mine. Just don’t stop believin I’m working for you, fool.”

Well done, everyone!

Congratulations, chemtrailssuck!

Here are your fancy-schmancy Award Certificates 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!

~Éowyn

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Known by the company you keep: Demorat Keith Ellison dined with Louis Farrakhan, Iranian president

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From Fox News: Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison attended a private dinner hosted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in 2013, along with the head of the black nationalist group Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan.

First reported by The Wall Street Journal, Ellison, the Democratic congressman from Minnesota, also visited with Farrakhan in 2015.

Ellison attended the 2013 dinner with two other members of the Congressional Black Caucus—Reps. Andre Carson, D-Ind., and Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y. Rouhani invited Muslim leaders from around the U.S. to dinner after addressing the United Nations General Assembly.

The Nation of Islam website confirmed the attendance of “the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan” to the dinner on Sept. 23, 2013 across the street from the U.N. headquarters in New York City. FinalCall.com, the Nation of Islam’s publication, confirmed Ellison’s attendance with an article, and photos of Ellison and Farrakhan at the tables.

“After the guests were hosted at a dinner, the Iranian president entered and engaged in warm discussion with guests, including Democratic congressmen Greg Meeks of New York, Keith Ellison of Minnesota, who is a Muslim,” Final Call wrote on Oct. 2, 2013.

Iran has been listed by the U.S. government as a “state sponsor of terrorism” since 1984.

But the dinner was not the first time Ellison was associated with Farrakhan. Ellison attended Farrakhan’s Million Man March in 1995, and even publicly defended Farrakhan – who has repeatedly made anti-semitic remarks, and has called Jews “satanic” – according to a report by the Daily Caller.

Ellison has attempted to distance himself from Farrakhan, especially during his run for DNC chair in 2016, writing an op-ed for The Washington Post, painting his relationship with Farrakhan as limited to the 1995 march.

But Farrakhan slammed Ellison, posting a video to Facebook saying that Ellison and Carson visited him in 2015.

Neither the DNC nor Ellison’s office responded to Fox News’ request for comment.

Former White House press secretary, now Fox News contributor Ari Fleischer slammed the media for not covering the latest Ellison-Farrakhan development. “Once again, no feeding frenzy by the media. Don’t let anyone tell you the press is neutral. They’re not. Their silence is deafening. Ellison Attended Private Dinner With Iranian President and Louis Farrakhan in 2013 via @freebeacon,” Fleischer tweeted Monday.

The Congressional Black Caucus also has been tied to Farrakhan in recent months – especially with the surfacing of a photo taken in 2005, with then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. smiling alongside him. A Final Call photographer, according to the Daily Caller, said he kept the photo hidden for 13 years at the request of the CBC in order to protect Obama’s political career.

Just last week, Democratic Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois defended Farrakhan as an “outstanding human being.”

Farrakhan’s past extreme comments include praise for Adolf Hitler as a “very great man,” blaming Jews for the 9/11 attacks, and saying white people “deserve to die.”

“I don’t regard Louis Farrakhan as an aberration or anything, I regard him as an outstanding human being who commands a following of individuals who are learned and articulate and he plays a big role in the lives of thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of people,” Davis told the Daily Caller last week, and noted that “it wouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary” for him to meet with Farrakhan.

DCG

The ‘La la la la’ Caption Contest

This is the 169th 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, February 13, 2018.

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

“La la la la la la la la. I’m not listening. I can’t hear you!”

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

~Eowyn

Why are 8 Democrats sponsoring a bill to eliminate the death penalty for treason?

Nearly a year ago, on January 2, 2012, eight Democrats in the House introduced a curious piece of legislation — H.R. 3741: Federal Death Penalty Abolition Act of 2013, which seeks to abolish the death penalty under federal law. But the bill has only just been discovered by the media, notably The Hill on Dec. 16, 2013.

HR 3741 specifically prevents anyone from being sentenced to death or put to death for all federal offenses that presently would bring the death penalty. Those offenses include:

1. Homicide-related offenses:

  • Murder related to the smuggling of aliens (illegal immigrants)
  • Destruction of aircraft, motor vehicles, or related facilities, resulting in death.
  • Murder committed during a drug-related drive-by shooting
  • Murder committed at an airport serving international civil aviation
  • Murder committed using chemical weapons
  • Civil rights offenses relating in death
  • Murder of a member of Congress, an important executive official, or a Supreme Court justice
  • Death resulting from offenses involving transportation of explosives, destruction of government property, or destruction of property related to foreign or interstate commerce
  • Murder committed by use of a firearm or armor piercing ammunition during commission of a crime of violence or a drug trafficking crime
  • Genocide
  • First degree murder
  • Murder by a federal prisoner
  • Murder of a state or local law enforcement official or other person aiding in a federal investigation; murder of a state correctional officer
  • Murder during a kidnapping
  • Murder during a hostage-taking
  • Murder with the intent of preventing testimony by a witness, victim, or informant
  • Mailing of injurious articles with intent to kill or resulting in death
  • Assassination or kidnapping resulting in the death of the president or vice-president
  • Murder for hire
  • Murder involved in a racketeering offense
  • Willful wreckage of a train resulting in death
  • Bank robbery-related murder or kidnapping
  • Murder related to a carjacking
  • Murder related to aggravated child sexual abuse
  • Murder related to sexual exploitation of children
  • Murder committed during an offense against maritime navigation
  •  Murder committed during an offense against a maritime fixed platform
  • Murder using devices or dangerous substances in waters of the United States
  • Murder involving the transportation of explosive, biological, chemical, or radioactive or nuclear materials
  • Murder involving the destruction of vessel or maritime facility
  • Murder of a United States national in another country
  • Murder by the use of a weapon of mass destruction
  • Murder by act of terrorism transcending national boundaries
  • Murder involving torture
  • Murder involving a war crime
  • Murder related to a continuing criminal enterprise or related murder of a federal, state, or local law enforcement officer
  • Death resulting from aircraft hijacking

2. Non-homicide related offenses:

  • Espionage
  • Treason

3. Title 10: Offenses include

  • conspiracy
  • desertion
  • assaulting or willfully disobeying superior commissioned officer
  • mutiny or sedition
  • misbehavior before the enemy
  • subordinate compelling surrender
  • improper use of countersign
  • forcing a safeguard
  • aiding the enemy
  • spies
  • espionage
  • improper hazarding of vessel
  • misbehavior of sentinel
  • murder
  • death or injury of an unborn child
  • crimes triable by military commission

HR 3741 also states: “Anyone who was already sentenced to death for a federal crime prior to the bill taking effect would have that sentence reduced to a lifetime prison sentence without any possibility of parole.”

Nothing happens in politics without a reason. Certainly, members of the United States Congress, who are more preoccupied with fundraising for their reelection than with legislating, don’t propose bills without a reason.

We must therefore ask ourselves the reason for HR 3741. Is it motivated by Altruism, the highest and most selfless form of charity?

The answer, I submit, can be found in two clues:

1. The bill stretches credulity by the sheer scope of the crimes for the elimination of death penalty as punishment, including even for such egregious acts as genocide, mutiny, sedition, murder by use of a weapon of mass destruction (not even  nuclear bomb or poison gas?), not to mention assassination of the U.S. president or vice-president, and of members of Congress. If genocide doesn’t warrant the death penalty (think Hitler), what would? Why not just abolish the death penalty altogether?

2. The bill’s sponsors:

They are eight — a sponsor and 7 co-sponsors:

  • Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Md.), the sponsor of HR 3741.
  • Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)
  • Keith Ellison (D-Minn.): the first Muslim to be elected to the U.S. Congress.
  • Barbara Lee (D-Calif.)
  • Hank Johnson (D-Ga.): the bright bulb who thinks the island of Guam would tip over because of more U.S. troops.
  • John Lewis (D-Ga.)
  • Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)
  • José Serrano (D-N.Y.)

Edwards, Cummings, Ellisonl to r: Donna Edwards, Elijah Cummings, Keith Ellison

Lee, Johnson, Lewisl to r: Barbara Lee, Hank Johnson, John Lewis

Not only are HR 3741’s eight sponsors all Democrats, 6 of the 8 are members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Jan SchakowskyJan Schakowsky & José Serrano

Jan Schakowsky, 69, is the daughter of Jewish immigrants from, respectively, Lithuania and Russia. Not only is Schakowsky a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, she is the most “Progressive” leftwing socialist communist member of the current US Congress, with ratings of between 90 and 100 from “liberal and progressive” interest groups — which means she is a pro-abort. She even has the gall to call abortion a mere “health procedure” and wants more “federal funding,” that is, to have taxpayers pay even more for murder.

On March 11, 2004, Schakowsky’s husband, lobbyist Robert Creamer, the executive director of the Illinois Public Action Fund (IPAF), was indicted in federal court on 16 counts of bank fraud involving three alleged check-kiting schemes in the mid-1990s, leading several banks to experience shortfalls of at least $2.3 million. In August 2005, Creamer pleaded guilty to one count of failure to collect withholding tax, and bank fraud for writing checks with insufficient funds. On April 5, 2006, Creamer was sentenced to five months in prison and 11 months of house arrest. All of the money was repaid. Schakowsky was not accused of any wrongdoing despite her serving on IPAF’s board during the time the crimes were committed, and despite her co-signing with her husband their IRS filings.

José Serrano, 70, born in Puerto Rico, is the avowed socialist who repeatedly has introduced House resolutions to repeal the 22nd Amendment that limits U.S. presidents to two consecutive terms. He is widely regarded as one of the most “Progressive” members of Congress.

In other words, the bill’s eight sponsors, being all “Progressive” Democrats are not individuals notable for their sweetness and light and altruistic love of humanity. If they were, they wouldn’t be “Progressives” who support the death penalty for the most innocent and defenseless of human beings — the unborn.

The logical conclusion, therefore, is this:

HR 3741’s real objective is to eliminate the death penalty for TREASON because Democrats think Barack Hussein Obama may be arrested and tried for treason.

Like that fascinating impeachment email that the Democratic National Committee recently sent to its supporters, HR 3741 is motivated by the Demonrats’ real fear that their idol, President Lucifer, is in serious trouble.

~Eowyn

Black-racist Obama-appointee wants to exclude whites from voting

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Mel Watt has “no use” for whites in the democratic process.

The Daily Caller reports that Obama has nominated Congressman Mel Watt D-NC) will be the nominee to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), which regulates the government-sponsored mortgage companies  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

67-year-old Watt, a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, once declared that white Americans should be denied suffrage.

On Oct. 14, 2005, during a Washington hearing held by the National Commission on the Voting Rights Act, Watt said:

“There would be a substantial majority of white voters who would say that under no circumstances would they vote for an African American candidate. [The Voting Rights Act should be expanded to] adjust districts to take [racially motivated voting] into account. [Those white voters] “need to be factored out of the equation [because] I’ve got no use for them in the democratic process.”

According to a contemporaneous report of the hearing published by the Cybercast News Service, Watt said that black voters — unlike whites — don’t have “an absolute commitment” to voting for a candidate based on race because “Black people have not had the luxury of being able to say, ‘Under no circumstances will I vote for a white candidate.'”

Belying Watt’s racist assertions, in the 2008 presidential election, an overwhelming 95% of blacks and 43% of whites voted for Obama — the largest share for any Democrat in a two-man race since 1976. Those white Obama voters must be fake white people!

In 2004, Ralph Nader accused Watt of hurling a “racial epithet” at him during a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus who urged Nader, the progressive independent presidential candidate, to suspend his campaign and instead support John Kerry. Nader claimed Watt called him “just another arrogant white man – telling us what we can do – it’s all about your ego – another f–king arrogant white man.”

Watt is the second African-American to be handpicked for a Cabinet position this week, following Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx’s nomination for Transportation Secretary.

H/t The Federalist and FOTM’s tina & Miss May

~Eowyn

Democrat Congresswoman Waters Stole From Haiti

[Please scroll down for an important UPDATE!]

Demonrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters, 72, is a professional politician who began her lucrative career in 1976 in California’s State Assembly. In 1991, she was elected by Los Angeles to the U.S. House of Representatives, representing first the 29th District, then the 35th District. She is a member and former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Waters is also among the most corrupt of Congress, named by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington to its list of corrupt members of Congress in its 2005, 2006 and 2009 reports, and by Citizens Against Government Waste as its June 2009 Porker of the Month. She is currently being charged with and investigated by Congress for ethics violations. According to the LA Times, Waters’ relatives had made more than $1 million during the preceding eight years by doing business with companies, candidates and causes that Waters had helped. [Source: Wikipedia]

Maxine Waters is also a Marxist.

Remember how she blurted out the truth — that liberalism is really socialism/communism — while grilling a Shell Oil CEO during a 2008 Congressional hearing? Beginning at around the 4:00 mark, she says,

“And guess what this liberal [referring to herself] will be all about? This liberal will be all about socializing…uh, uh…would be all about, basically, taking over…uh, uh…and the government running all of your company.”

The House Ethics Committee should add another ethics violation to its investigation of Waters. An exclusive-for-subcribers report from D.C. investigative journalist Wayne Madsen claims that Water stole from poverty-stricken Haiti, a country populated by fellow blacks. Unconscionable.

~Eowyn

October 15-17, 2010 — Democratic congresswoman rips off misery-stricken Haiti

Influential Haitian-American sources have informed WMR that Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), already mired in an ethics probe by the House of Representatives, has been involved in a money laundering operation involving several “dummy corporations” she set up with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide before he was ousted in a 2004 coup d’etat.

The current House Ethics Committee probe of Waters’s role in arranging for a federal bailout for OneUnited Bank, which she and her husband, Sidney Williams, a bank director, held a financial stake.

Now, the financial scandal surrounding Waters has spread to earthquake-ravaged Haiti. WMR has learned that Waters had OneUnited Bank dissolve her joint companies after Aristide was overthrown. OneUnited Bank subsequently laundered over $17 million, most of it from kickbacks from lucrative telecommunications contracts in Haiti, from the dissolved firms through fourteen other banks, including HSBC and Bank of America. WMR has been told by Haitian sources that Aristide, who was exiled to South Africa by the United States after the coup, may not know about the companies that were established by Waters with him as co-owner. However, Aristide once told his closest confidante that in several matters he agreed to while president, “I had no choice, these people are the mafia.”

WMR has been told of a connection between Waters and her husband and the San Francisco-based Steele Foundation, the private security firm that that provided security for the Haitian presidency, and which arranged for Aristide’s flight from Haiti to the Central African Republic following the 2004 coup.

Waters’s role in the Haitian financial scam now has Haitians and Haitian-Americans calling her “Dirty Waters.” Waters and some of her colleagues recently sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton complaining that Aristide’s political party, Fanmi Lavalas, was unfairly excluded from the upcoming November 28 presidential and parliamentary election, postponed from last February because of the devastating earthquake, because its paperwork was incorrect. The letter is as follows:

Dear Secretary Clinton:We are writing to express our concerns about the November 28 presidential and parliamentary elections in Haiti. We believe it is imperative that these elections be free, fair, and inclusive, and result in a government that is legitimate and perceived as legitimate. The November 28 elections are particularly important to re-establish an effective legislature, establish political accountability for the expenditure of large amounts of money, and resolve Haiti’s current societal disputes in a peaceful and democratic manner.As it currently stands, Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council (CEP) has decided to exclude candidates from over a dozen political parties from participating in the elections, including Fanmi Lavalas, Haiti’s largest political party. The exclusion will undermine both Haitians’ right to vote and the resulting government’s ability to govern.Last November, the CEP, which was appointed through a process not recognized in Haiti’s Constitution, excluded 14 parties from parliamentary elections then scheduled for February 2010, without providing a written, comprehensive explanation. Although those elections were postponed and rescheduled for this November 28, the CEP refused to revisit the disqualifications, which have been widely condemned by civil society and parties across Haiti’s political spectrum. A previous CEP, with many of the same members, also excluded Fanmi Lavalas and other parties from Senatorial elections in April 2009. Haitian voters boycotted, and most observers estimated a 3-6% voter turnout.Although some may argue that Haiti has more pressing problems, allowing flawed elections now will come back to haunt the international community later. Haiti’s next government will be called upon to make difficult decisions in the reconstruction process that will have a lasting impact on Haitian society, such as land reform and allocation of reconstruction projects among urban and rural areas. Conferring these decisions on a government perceived as illegitimate is a recipe for disaster.Haiti’s next government will also have to ask its citizens to make sacrifices, such as losing land through eminent domain, or take risks, such as relocating to a new displacement camp. Citizens are unlikely to sacrifice for or trust a government that obtained power through dishonest means.President John Kennedy famously remarked, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” Running transparently unfair, exclusive elections, with the support of the international community, will leave many Haitians to conclude that they have no choice but to protest the elections and the consequent government through social disruption. That disruption threatens to severely limit such a government’s ability to govern, and imperils the United States’ past and future investments in Haiti’s reconstruction.

The CEP and international community must also ensure that all Haitians entitled to vote are afforded the opportunity to do so. This includes all those who have lost their voting cards and other identity documents in the earthquake this year, as well as those who have turned 18 since the last elections in 2006. We are particularly concerned that the 1.5 million people who have been internally displaced have access to identity cards and polling stations close to the camps where they live so that they can vote. This is also essential to holding legitimate elections.

We call on you to make a clear statement that elections must include all eligible political parties and ready access to voting for all Haitians, including the displaced. The United States government should also state unequivocally that it will not provide funding for elections that do not meet these minimum, basic democratic requirements. 

Sincerely,

Maxine Waters; Donald Payne; William Delahunt; Barbara Lee; Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Alcee L. Hastings; Charles B. Rangel; Jan Schakowsky; Dennis Kucinich; Hank Johnson; Jim McDermott; Yvette D. Clarke; John W. Olver; Keith Ellison; Sam Farr; Donna M. Christensen; Raúl Grijalva; Michael Honda; Betty McCollum; Laura Richardson; Alan Grayson; Chellie Pingree; Eleanor Holmes Norton; Danny K. Davis; Sheila Jackson Lee; Elijah Cummings; Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick; Lynn Woolsey; Chaka Fattah; Fortney “Pete” Stark; Al Green; Stephen Lynch; Donna F. Edwards; John Lewis; Bob Filner; Diane Watson; Bennie G. Thompson; Tammy Baldwin; John Garamendi; Bobby L. Rush; Jesse L. Jackson Jr.; Bart Gordon; Melvin L. Watt; Corrine Brown; Lucille Roybal-Allard   

WMR has been told that Waters’s letter is an attempt to distract attention from her own Haitian activities that are resulting in her increased unpopularity in Haiti and among the Haitian-American community. WMR has been informed that the Lavalas Party was not excluded but its top leadership voluntarily withdrew from the November 28 election because it was determined that it had been so thoroughly penetrated by outside forces, some called “betrayers,” it had ceased to be a viable opposition party to the U.S.-backed business interests. Those interests first backed Haitian-American entertainer Wyclef Jean for president, and after he withdrew because of his citizenship status in Haiti, the outside forces opted for Charles Baker, who is linked to the Port-au-Prince sweat shop operations of  Andre Arpaid, the head of Alpha Industries, the largest garment assembly factory in Haiti and the leader of the Group of 184, the George Soros-linked civil society group that forced Aristide from office in 2004. One of the reasons Arpaid helped engineer the coup against Aristide was the president’s doubling of the minimum wage for Haitian workers, including those in the garment industry.

The foreign-inspired split within Lavalas is what resulted in its withdrawal from the election, contrary to the spin that Waters and her colleagues are placing on it. Waters decision to ask the Obama administration to withhold aid for Haiti because of the Lavalas withdrawal has also raised suspicions in Haiti. Originally, Jean was thrust into the election process, even though he was ineligible to run for president, in order to tarnish the entire election process. The penetration of and subsequent split within Lavalas also aimed to tarnish the election process. Waters has added to the pre-election machinations by suggesting in her letter to Clinton that over a dozen parties, in addition to Lavalas, had been excluded from the election. However, no other parties were excluded and Lavalas voluntarily withdrew.

Haitian-American sources suspect that Waters and her colleagues are trying to tarnish the Haitian election process to keep the country in turmoil and prevent it from uncovering the millions of dollars that Waters and her husband siphoned from Haiti into numbered bank accounts and phony companies.

Waters’s Republican opponent, Bruce Brown, has expressed his outrage over Waters’s corrupt business deals with Haiti and has promised the Haitian-American community to support an investigation of Waters activities if he is elected.

Waters’s staff, WMR is told, closely with House Financial Service Committee chairman Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) to arrange for the bailout of OneUnited Bank in 2008. Waters’s chief staff member for Haiti, who is close to Frank’s staffers, has refused to consider the Haitian-American community’s concerns that Waters is tarnishing the Haitian election because of her conflict-of-interest.

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UPDATE: On October 20,2010, Fellowship of the Minds is honored to receive this comment by Maxine “Dirty” Waters’ opponent in her bid to be reëlected. His name is Bruce Brown. Here’s his comment:

I am Maxine’s opponent and we have been doing similar work except we have the family enrichment in more detail. With just word of mouth, we are at 46% to her 54% and we can beat her with this story line!! Spread the word and help us get donations if you want her gone. Thanks
http://www.brucebrowncampaignupdates.com/

Mr. Brown is a successful businessman who, two years ago, gave up his corporate life to go into inner-city Los Angeles, day and night, to help mediate gang disputes as a member of a consortium of anti-violence organizations. He is an uphill battle to unseat a corrupt politician in a corrupt district. If you have even a $1 to spare, please donate to his campaign. CLICK HERE! And if you live in California’s 35th District, please help the Brown campaign with your time and energy. The election is only 12 days from now.

~Eowyn

Hillary well aware of Obama’s gay activities

If Obama and Hillary had a son, he would look just like this!

Veteran investigative journalist Wayne Madsen, who first broke the story of Obama’s (and Rahm Emanuel’s) membership in a Chicago gay man’s club, Man’s Country, has a new for-subscribers-only report.

In an article dated June 11, 2010, Madsen claims that, “according to former [Clinton] campaign officials,” Hillary Clinton and her top aides were “well aware of” stories about Obama’s gay activities in Man’s Country and Rev. Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ. However, none of the allegations were investigated in greater detail.

Furthermore, Democratic members of the Congressional Black Caucus also know about Obama’s activities. One source from the Caucus told Madsen “we knew about Obama for years.” So do “certain elements of the U.S. Intelligence Community.”

Madsen also reports that after the gay man’s club story broke, “a few national media outlets are now investigating the old charges about Obama.” Madsen does not specify what those “old charges” are, but my guess is that he’s referring to Larry Sinclair’s years-old account that he had two fellatio-cocaine romps with Obama in 1999.

If Obama’s membership in Man’s Country was known to the Clinton campaign, why didn’t they leak the information to the media? Was Obama so precious by then that Hillary feared leaking the information would boomerang to hurt her?

UPDATE (Nov. 12, 2014):

~Eowyn