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Myra Adams is a media producer, writer, and political observer who served on the McCain Ad Council during the 2008 McCain campaign, and on the 2004 Bush campaign creative team. Her columns have appeared on PJ Media, National Review, The Daily Beast, The Daily Caller, RedState, BizPacReview and Liberty Unyielding. . Myra's web site TheJesusStore.com contributes all profits to Christian charity. Follow Myra on Twitter @MyraKAdams
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New Caption Contest: You Can Do Better Than ‘We’re Back’

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Credit: Drudge Report

Credit: Drudge Report

On Sunday, Drudge Report’s headline and caption was “We’re Back” under the photo that is the subject of our latest contest. At the very least, the caption should have read “We’eeerr Ba-aaaccckkkkk” with a link to ominous music.

Then, “HILLARY CLINTON IN IOWA STIRS 2016 SPECULATION” was the AP piece‘s headline that Drudge used for his link. (Only read the AP piece if you care about the boring details of retiring Iowa Senator Tom Harkin’s annual steak fry fundraiser.)

So to save you time, here is the best line. When Hillary Clinton was asked about why she was at the Iowa steak fry, she joked that she was, “here for the steak.”

Oh, that Hillary really knows how to generate media attention! Her speech was a big, playful tease about her 2016 presidential ambitions that is one official announcement short of a done deal.

In addition to writing a more colorful caption than, “We’re back,” your mission is to answer the following questions:

What was Hillary saying to Bill the moment this photo was taken?

What was Bill smiling about?

Why did Bill’s shirt match the table cloths at the steak fry?

Was Bill also just there “for the steak?” (He is supposedly a vegetarian since his heart attacks.)  If so, that sounds fishy.

Should Hillary’s “joke” about being in Iowa “for the steak,” stand as her first official lie of the 2016 presidential campaign?

Bonus question: What will be her second official campaign lie?

With chaos reigning throughout the world, and now, according to the Pope, WWIII has already begun, (albeit “piece mail” he says) I know how important the answer to these questions are in the big scheme of life.  So get cracking!

There is so much at stake.

 

 

 

 

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Drudge Report: PHOTOS CAPTURE OBAMA ‘HEAD OF HORNS’ from Last Night’s White House Speech

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Credit: Drudge Report

Credit: Drudge Report

This post is not one of our usual caption contests, but I can not stop you from turning it into one.

Why no official contest? Honestly, this enlarged still image from President Obama’s ISIS speech last night with the White House drapes as a backdrop scares the heck out of me, that’s why.

Instead, I will just report what Drudge has posted on his site:

PHOTOS CAPTURE OBAMA ‘HEAD OF HORNS’…

That’s it. Enough said. Is it getting hot in here?

But wait, your temperature will rise too when you refer back to our last caption contest.

Remember the doctored ISIS video with Obama’s resemblance to “that guy” in the History Channel’s Bible miniseries?  (Cue The Twilight Zone music.)

Today, I was planning on posting all the winners from that contest (there were so many great ones), but now there is a mysterious knock at my door and some black helicopters have just landed on my lawn…..

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New Caption Contest: Translate the Message Under Obama’s Doctored Image in the ISIS Video

Friday, September 5th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Caption from UK Telegraph: A grab from the Isil video

This week the Drudge Report had this link from the UK Telegraph with the headline and subhead:

How Isil doctored the image of Obama, making him appear haggard in videos

The terrorist group carefully manipulate their videos to make the US president look as tired and weary as possible, demonstrating its technical prowess

Welcome to war in the modern age where our enemies use media manipulation to taunt President Obama. (Remember when Putin and the Russians made light of Obama’s wimpy image using the kitty cats? Click here if you missed that unusual caption contest.)

Below, the Telegraph describes the techniques ISIL (or ISIS) used in the screen-grab image that is the subject of our contest.

In the same way, Mr. Obama’s blue jacket is made to appear a funereal black. His strands of grey hair are picked up and exaggerated. The editor has also caused an interlacing effect of black lines to run across the president’s white shirt. For good measure, he has carefully stretched the screen length ways in order to make Mr. Obama appear thin and gaunt.

Now, here is your “special ops” mission for these dangerous times. You must translate the message written in whatever language these barbarians used, into a language that PJ Media readers can better understand.

In addition to the “official translation,” you can also write a non-official translation from the Democratic National Committee, the Republican National Committee or from any committee or organization you wish, even the NRA or the Navy Seals.

Finally, is it just me, or does the ISIS video manipulation make Obama resemble, even more than before, “this guy” from the History Channel’s Bible mini-series? (Official name of “this guy” withheld for many political, religious and IRS reasons.)

Credit: History Channel

Credit: History Channel

Good luck, and you don’t have to be nice with your translations because the “folks” who did this video manipulation really are the personification of “this guy” in the photo above.

 

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Caption Contest Winners: Everything You Need To Know About the Democratic Party Is In This Picture and More DWS News

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Credit: Debbie  Wasserman Schultz ✔ @DWStweets

Thanks to everyone who participated in our latest successful contest.

Due to the fact that there were multiple caption challenges, and many of you submitted numerous award winning entries, we will announce the winners by name and the number of winning entries.

Just a housekeeping note: For space considerations, Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be referred to as DWS. (At the end there will be some very important DWS news about how you can make her go away in November, so stick around.)

Now, let’s celebrate our winners based on the quantity of their greatness.

RockThisTown had six winning entries:

DWS: ”Of course you can still vote for Hillary if you die before 2016! Multiple times, in fact!”

DWS: ”Yes, Republicans & the NRA are trying to kill you!”

Man holding neck: ”Can I get an AARP discount on a tracheotomy? You’ve sucked all the air out the room.”

Man in green shirt: “That face could stop a clock. Where’s Sarah Palin?”

Flag: Embarrassed to be seen with her.

Overall: The only thing DWS can get this crowd fired up for is pottery class.

The great and powerful cfbleachers had five winners:

Some of us aren’t Democrats, we’re in Depends ents

“Hillary sends her apologies for being unable to attend her class reunion with you tonight”

Saying: “Since we threw open the borders, there’s no longer any need for the word ‘New’ in this state anymore. (NOTE: The event was held in New Mexico)

“Ok, everyone…show me what Joe Biden would look like if he didn’t have fake teeth!”

That’s not an American flag, it’s the pin for the 18th green at Congressional Golf Course. They thought Obama was coming, not the Miami Medusa.

Allan Crowson also had five winning entries:

DWS: “I’m so pleased to appear before such a diverse group this afternoon!”

The American flag was not originally in the shot, but it photobombed DWS. The top of the flag was the only coherent point of the speech, by the way.

Man in green: “She reminds me of my granddaughter, the one who was always two squares short of a BINGO.”

Overall caption: More Substance in the Balloons Than in the Speaker!

Overall caption: DWS: None of the people I’ve talked to remembers any administration failures!

Wintermute had three hilarious winners:

DWS: “…And that’s why you should consider a reverse-mortgage with the DNC!”

DWS: “We need your support for the 2016 elections! Now, I realize most of you will be dead by then, so it’s even more important for you to write a check today!”

DWS: “So…that’s why we need to harvest your organs…”

The talented Chris Henderson had two winners:

“Great to be here! You all must be the ‘corpse-men’ Obama was talking about!”

Typical Democrat: Canvassing for dead voters.

Kenril had a winner while channeling George Orwell in “1984″:

The Democrats are the hip young party.  (War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.)

Allstonian made the judges laugh the loudest with:

Man in Blue – “Can’t…take…any more…must strangle myself to death…”

ZipCode won with:

And in conclusion, as soon as you make your donations, we will unlock the bathroom doors.

Reality Observer had a winner:

 Good… I see everyone got the tweet that we’re voting by the pound this year!

Finally, Fail Burton cracked up the judges with retro humor:

“No, Mr. Sanchez, I don’t know what it’s like to bayonet a ‘kraut’.”

As promised earlier, here is how you can make DWS disappear.

After the August 23 Florida primary a young Republican candidate named Joe Kaufman emerged as the winner and will oppose DWS for her seat in Florida’s 23rd congressional district.  No matter where you live, here is your chance to send a “love offering” to the future Congressman Kaufman. First, check out his campaign website and then you know what el$e to do!  Let’s all help Joe Kaufman become a dragon slayer in November!

See you next time a photo is worthy of a Tatler photo caption contest or we discover more ways to silence DWS.

 

 

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New Caption Contest: Everything You Need To Know About the Democratic Party Is In This Picture

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Credit: D Wasserman Schultz ✔ @DWStweets

 

The subject of our newest caption contest is a photo tweeted by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee on Sunday, August 24, in New Mexico. The first tweeted message that accompanied the photo was:

D Wasserman Schultz        ✔ @DWStweets

This pic says it all – @NMDEMS are motivated and ready to win! Thanks for bringing us together, @mssanchez4NM.

4:40 PM – 24 Aug 2014

Then, a few hours later the DNC Chairwoman followed up with this tweet:

D Wasserman Schultz        ✔ @DWStweets

.@mssanchez4NM Thank you for being such a wonderful host and turning out a fired up crowd of #Democrats!

6:54 PM – 24 Aug 2014

Let’s first analyze these two tweets and then your mission for the caption contest will be revealed.

“This pic says it all -…”

Yup, it says that the DNC Chairwoman is living in an alternative universe where sad, defeated, distraught, bored New Mexico Democrats are seen as “motivated and ready to win!”

If these people are what Democrats consider “a fired-up crowd” then Wasserman Schutz’s party will drown in a November election wave tsunami. No kidding, at my mother’s nursing home I’ve seen a more fired-up crowd during music hour then was exhibited by these foot soldiers in Debbie’s Democrat army. (Must be draftees.)

So, all you need to know about the Democratic Party and their Chairwoman is that they lie, she lies. (If you like your party you can keep your party. Period. If you like your fired-up crowd, you can keep your fired-up crowd. Woo-hoo!)

Now, here is your mission should you dare to enter this contest.

What was the DNC Chairwoman saying at this moment?

Why was the gentleman wearing the blue shirt in front of Ms. DWS holding his neck?

What was the older man wearing a light green shirt to the right of Mr. Neck Holder thinking?

Was that an American flag to the right of Ms. DWS? If so, why was it so low to the ground?

What should be the overall caption for this photo?

Have fun and stay “fired-up” at the prospects of defeating this DNC Chairwoman and Florida Congresswoman in November. And yes, you can caption her too. But, as usual, all entries must be classy and in good taste. I mean it!  (Don’t make me regret this part of the contest.)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz Twitter image

Debbie Wasserman Schultz   Twitter image

Hat tip to BizPac Review for DWS tweet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Caption Contest Winners: Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned, Obama Dances While the World Burns

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Credit: Photo from the event tweeted by Elliott Schwartz

Thanks to everyone who entered our latest caption contest.

Contest participants were asked to answer several questions, write an overall photo caption or provide “thought bubbles” from the white circle lights. If you are confused, or are a low information voter, please refer back to the original contest.

We had a problem in that there were too many hilarious and clever entries compared to the space available for this winner’s post. Thus, since most of you provided numerous answers to our many contest questions, the winners below are announced by name rather than by your snappy answers to our contest questions.  Got all that? OK, so now let’s enter the winner’s circle.

Kuce had two winners: 

Song, Dance, and Dance Partner – Well, as a narcissist, it could only be “Dancing with Myself.”

From Barack to the lady on the left –  ”Hey! It’s my favorite song – Iran, (so far away)”

rbj with four winners:

Dance: The Hustle

Laughter: Because there are no peasants on Martha’s Vineyard, except for the ones used for trap shooting.

Dance partner: Himself, as he’s the only one worthy.

A good time was had by all after Obama joked: those voters actually thought I cared about the 99%.

RelayerM31: Song: Bohemian Rhapsody. “Nothing really matters, anyone can see. Nothing really matters to me.”

Zipcode had two winners:

Light globe thought bubble,—We might as well shut down, that guy brought a halo with him.

Name of song,—[ I did it my way]—Frank Sinatra

Chris Henderson with two winners:

Three of the lights partially powered by Solyndra.

The completely unbiased Nobel Committee just added a “Dancing” category.

RockThisTown had two winners:

“Hey, look everybody! I’m doing the pen & phone polka!”

Night of the Living Dead, The Sequel: Trance the Night Away

Allen Crowson had three winners:

Of course an overall photo caption is also needed. Dancing President Leads…From Behind

What is the woman to the left of Obama laughing about? BHO just said, “I am the greatest bridge builder in this neighborhood since Teddy Kennedy.”

Who is Obama’s dance partner? No partner. The One Dances Alone.

MeridianMan had one overall caption winner:

America, Barack’s dance partner, trips and falls over his two left feet.

And guess who had the most winners?  Cfbleachers of course!

Song: If I Ruled The World

Laughing: Working on improving GDP. Golfing, Dancing and Partying!

Lights: Doesn’t matter how many of us they turn on, it’s nothing but darkness here

Woman Laughing: “and I thought his bowling was bad”

Lights: “so this is what they mean when they say that we are on… but nobody’s home”

Laughing: “Even both his feet are leftists!”

Overall: I’m partying with an 80-year-old woman, practicing for a Hillary presidency.

Lights: “They’re indoctrinated leftists, you can’t illuminate them”

Overall: Why’s Everybody Always Picking On Me

Lights: if something goes wrong, we’ll be blamed. We’re white.

Song: Eve of Destruction

Then, the one and only Cfbleachers wrote this clever description of Farm Neck Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard where our hard working president is STILL vacationing.

You might be in Farm Neck if:

You might be in Farm Neck if you celebrate the Fourth of July by lighting the flag on fire.

You might be in Farm Neck if you flew in on your private jet to complain about carbon footprints.

You might be in Farm Neck if your foursome are all billionaires who give speeches about the evils of the 1%.

You might be in Farm Neck if the women have higher testosterone levels than the men.

You might be in Farm Neck if the New York Times is gospel and the Bible is fantasy.

You might be in Farm Neck if the men incessantly ride pink Barbie bikes and the women incessantly ride men.

You might be in Farm Neck if you believe ISIS and Iran need outreach and Israel needs to be slapped down.

You might be in Farm Neck if you advocate open borders from behind your high security gated community walls.

You might be in Farm Neck if every hand is manicured and the only calluses are from bad golf grips.

See you all next time a photo is worthy of a Tatler photo caption contest and the purveyor of this contest is back from vacation.

 

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New Caption Contest: Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned, Obama Dances While the World Burns

Thursday, August 14th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Credit: Photo from the event tweeted by Elliott Schwartz

 

From Glenn Beck, but widely reported, was this photo of President Obama dancing the night away at Ann Jordan’s 80th birthday party held at Farm Neck Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard.

Well, considering the state of our union and the world, the optics of Obama’s vacation dance moves are so out of rhythm that even the French government was critical.  The French Foreign Minister was quoted as saying, “When people are dying, you must come back from vacation.”  Ooh la la, that must have hurt!

Here is a list of questions that demand answers from PJ Media’s brain trust of loyal caption contest followers:

What is the name of the song that is playing?

What is the name of the dance President Obama is doing?

What is the woman to the left of Obama laughing about?

Who is Obama’s dance partner?

Of course an overall photo caption is also needed.

Extra bonus: General “thought bubbles” from the lights above. (This is too good a visual opportunity to pass up.)

So have fun with this contest, or a least as much fun as Obama has being president as he goes from party to golf course to fundraiser to (fill in the blank.)

 

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Contest Winners: Obama’s Wimpy Image Taunted in Photo From Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Photo tweet from Dmitry Rogozin

Thanks to everyone who entered our latest caption contest.  Russian-American relations have never been worse and it’s all your fault.

In case you are joining us late, Dmitry Rogozin whose official title is Deputy Prime Minister of Russia – tweeted the subject of our latest caption contest as reported by Fox News.  Now that everyone is up to speed, here are the winners.

Zipcode won the funniest caption award with:

Obama: The SPCA needs your help to place these three animals in a good home.

Zipcode also won an honorable mention for:

Putin talking to leopard: I’m sorry kitty but were out of Meow Mix, some mean man put a sanction on it.

JRSWINE cracked up the judges with this entry:

On the Left: a Bear with a Leopard.  On the Other Left: a Bore with his pet Media.

Kuce had several winners:

Poodle thought balloon – “Feel that warm tingle down your leg? Well, you’re now just like Chris Matthews”

Obama thought balloon – “This poodle is racist”

Poodle thought balloon – “All things considered, I think I’d rather be on Romney’s station wagon”

Obama – “Get Valerie in here. This was supposed to make me look like the Dos Equis Most Interesting Man!”

RockThisTown scored twice with:

Putin: Has a SuperBowl ring he didn’t earn.
Obama: Has a Nobel Prize he didn’t earn.

Putin transfers a country, Ukraine, to his domain.
Obama transforms a country, America, to down the drain.

Cfbleachers is on a roll lately and here is why:

Putin: I hunt, I ride horses and I practice martial arts. My highest ranking officials are bursting with pride.

Obama: I throw like a girl, bowl like a spaz and my highest ranking subordinate goes skinny dipping. We invented the face palm.

Putin: I never hit the lynx.  Obama: I always hit the links.

Putin: Meet my new pet. I teach it to capture prey. I call him Vlad the Impaler.
Obama: Meet my new pet. I teach it to roll over, fetch and play dead. I call it The Media.

Finally, the grand prize winner goes to cfbleachers OF COURSE for:

Putin: I can tame any feral beast.  Obama: I’m dog sitting for Pajama Boy.

This is truly hilarious because who can forget health care Pajama Boy? Well, in case you have, here is a reminder of the fun our nation had playing with him.

If Obama had a son

If Obama had a son.

See you all next time a photo is worthy of a Tatler photo caption contest OR if Dmitry Rogozin tweets again.

Oh no, he already has! Now he is making fun of that formally macho Vietnam War vet currently serving as our Secretary of State. Dmitry photo shopped John Kerry riding a pink Barbie bike around Nantucket, Mass.

This means war!

Oh wait, cancel the war.

Correction: Dmitry Rogozin did not tweet that photo. Our Secretary of State really does ride a pink Barbie bike around Nantucket. Please, pray for our nation!

Kerry pink bike

Image via Owen Perkins / Instagram

 

 

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Caption Contest Winners: Obama Says Muslims Built ‘The Very Fabric of Our Nation’

Monday, August 4th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Photo Credit: AP

Thanks to everyone who entered our very popular caption contest from July 29. If you are just joining us, please refer back to the original contest to better understand what you are about to read.

Due to the provocative questions raised by the purveyor of this contest, we had several categories of winners.

Let’s start with the most competitive category that asked:

“What is Abe Lincoln thinking as he watches over the dinner?”

The grand prize winner was cfbleachers with:

Abe: Even a house divided against itself cannot stand this guy.

And cfbleachers won a double grand prize with:

Abe–Four score and seven years ago   Obama–Fore! Score? And seven holes ago?

MRG01 entered the winners circle with:

Abe Lincoln: All things considered, I’d rather be at the theater.

An honorable mention went to Me 2.0 for:

Lincoln: I knew Lincoln, and you, sir, are no Lincoln!

KUCE won a ribbon for:

Abe: “I fought the Civil War only for this guy to divide us again?”

Walterc earned a prize for:

The Lincoln picture is thinking, “please, shoot me now.”

The next category of winners answered the question:

“What would the Founding Fathers think of this White House statement?”

The grand prize was won by thesnake for:

Founding Fathers: “Dude, where’s my country?”

ME2.0 won again for:

Founders: King George’s revenge!

MrG01 also won again for:

Founding Fathers: WTF?!

The next category of winners was in response to the question:

“Is that a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz on Obama’s podium?”

KUCE won with:

Of course that is a Flying Monkey. Valerie Jarrett doesn’t leave home without them.

RockThisTown had a brilliant observation:

Is that a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz on Obama’s podium?
Either that or Obama’s Nobel Screech Prize.

Uncle Lar received an honorable mention for:

Might very well be a flying monkey, but to me looks more like a ruptured duck.

Cfbleachers, who is cleaning up in every category, won with:

The American eagle has formally been replaced by a gargoyle.

MRG01 scores again for:

Flying monkey: “Pay no attention to the man behind the teleprompter”

Our next contest question, “What is on the mind of the young man standing to the right of President Obama?” – was answered by Katherine in RB in the most politically incorrect manner:

“Did that woman just put on one of our table cloths?”  (Woman at far left seated next to the real President of the United States, Valerie Jarrett.)

Finally, we have the winners of the general caption category.

Spudnik won the grand prize with:

“As you can see from the portrait above me, some of our greatest presidents were Muslims!”

Spudnik also earned an honorable mention for:

“I don’t always leave the golf course. But when I do, it’s for something really important.”

Yoroscoe took home honors with:

“You didn’t build that Jihad.”

Belial Issimo received a trophy for:

“If you like your caliphate, you can keep your caliphate.”

 USMCVet ranked high with:

You fine folks are the fabric of our great nation. It is great to get away from the hatin’.

Cfbleachers won the grandest of grand prizes for the overall contest.

His two winners in the general category were:

If Muslims built that…who exactly then are the people who “didn’t build that?”

Obama took time out from golfing and vacations to throw a tantrum at Israel and celebrate a holiday named after him.  – Idle Fitter.

Thanks again to everyone who took the time to enter this contest. The contest was a reaction to an extremely controversial statement by President Obama which was widely reported  everywhere except in the mainstream media. The remark was made at the White House during the Eid-al-Fitr dinner marking the end of Ramadan.

Usually this is the part when I say, “See you next time a photo is worthy of a PJM photo caption contest.” However, on Sunday an old friend sent me a photo/tweet which deserved my immediate attention. Thanks RB!

Now that photo/tweet is our newest caption contest already in progress. See you there!

 

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New Contest: Obama’s Wimpy Image Taunted in Photo Tweet From Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Photo tweet from Dmitry Rogozin

 

On July 31, Dmitry Rogozin whose official title is Deputy Prime Minister of Russia – Head of the Military-Industrial Commission – Special Envoy of the President – PhD, tweeted the subject of our latest caption contest as reported by Fox News.

This is not a joke. Rogozin tweeted this photo with the caption, “We have different values and allies.”

Here is the photo tweet in context:

Dmitry Rogozin @DRogozin 

Please note that Rogozin’s tweet just above the Putin/Obama photo offers this patriotic message:

Congratulations to the staff, command and veterans of the legendary Airborne Troops of Russia on their holiday!

Glory to Russia! 

Now, the mission of PJ Media’s legendary caption contest writers on their summer holiday is to write an alternative sentence replacing, “We have different values and allies.”  As usual, “thought bubbles” are also encouraged.

Finally, all entries must be classy, clever and incorporate the advice of our poodle lovin’ leader, who recently yelled, “Stop hatin’ all the time!”

Have fun and keep in mind that Obama might actually be holding a Rottweiler disguised as a poodle. Ya think?

 

 

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New Caption Contest: Obama Says Muslims Built ‘The Very Fabric of Our Nation’

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Photo Credit: AP

Photo Credit: AP

The Drudge Report linked to this Breitbart piece which is the source of our contest photo.

At a White House dinner on July 28 celebrating the end of Eid-al-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan, President Obama released the following statement with the bold added by me for emphasis:

Statement by the President on the Occasion of Eid-al-Fitr

As Muslims throughout the United States and around the world celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, Michelle and I extend our warmest wishes to them and their families.  This last month has been a time of fasting, reflection, spiritual renewal, and service to the less fortunate.  While Eid marks the completion of Ramadan, it also celebrates the common values that unite us in our humanity and reinforces the obligations that people of all faiths have to each other, especially those impacted by poverty, conflict, and disease.

In the United States, Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.  That is why we stand with people of all faiths, here at home and around the world, to protect and advance their rights to prosper, and we welcome their commitment to giving back to their communities.

On behalf of the Administration, we wish Muslims in the United States and around the world a blessed and joyous celebration.  Eid Mubarak

After you digest all that and realize the statement above was ACTUALLY MADE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, here are your marching orders. Besides writing a snappy caption to the photo itself, readers can provide answers to the following questions:

What is Abe Lincoln thinking as he watches over the dinner?

What is on the mind of the young man standing to the right of President Obama?

What would the Founding Fathers think of this White House statement?

Now, as with all contests, we must be nice and stay classy or the IRS will pay you a friendly visit. (Sorry, folks, crashing hard drives is no excuse for not cooperating.)

Finally, all contest participants must take a stab at answering the most pressing question of the day:

Is that a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz on Obama’s podium?

 

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What Would Cause President Obama to Cancel a Fundraiser?

Thursday, July 17th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Today President Obama stopped at the Charcoal Pit for lunch and gave a fist pump.
Credit: BizPacReview

 

What “tragedy” would be horrific enough for President Obama to cancel his usual schedule of speeches, lunches and fundraisers?

A commercial airliner shot down over Ukraine with Americans aboard?  No.

How about a terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11, killing our ambassador and three others? No.

Perhaps news that Israel has begun a ground offensive in the Gaza Strip? No way.

Obviously our president believes that any change to his schedule is a sign of weakness (and God forbid our commander in chief appear weak).

So today, despite the breaking news of possible Russian involvement with the missile attack against a Malaysian Airlines airliner carrying 295 passengers, crew and over 20 Americans, President Obama forged ahead with his previously planned infrastructure speech in Delaware. (But first he paused for a few seconds to say, “looks like it may be a terrible tragedy.” ) Then he proceeded as normal, including some lighthearted remarks.

Afterwards, he grabbed a burger and fries (“I’m starving” he was quoted as saying), and tonight he will attend a few fundraisers in New York. Just a typical day in the life of our 44th president. Obama is aiding world tranquility after all!

Therefore, my question is what kinds of national or international “tragedies”  would cause President Obama to cancel his fundraisers, partisan speeches and visits to burger joints?

Here is my list of the top five:

1. News that Beyonce and Jay Z are divorcing.

2. His favorite golf course was attacked by al-Qaeda.

3. Lebron James unexpectedly retired.

4. Air Force One was hijacked by the Tea Party.

5. A tsunami destroyed his August vacation compound on Martha’s Vineyard.

Now it’s your turn to add a few of your own…..

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Caption Contest Winners: Obama Parties in Denver Because There are No National Crisis and the World is at Peace

Monday, July 14th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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“Obama fist bumped a gorilla statue in a Denver bar tonight. ” Credit: Getty

Thanks to everyone who entered our latest successful contest.

Due to the high volume of banana daiquiris  clever entries, the judges “went ape” trying to determine the winners.

The grand prize winner for the first photo was RockThisTown with this amusing entry:

Obama with his Bronze Statue for “Best Performance in a Leading From Behind Role.”

Here are the other captions that made the winners circle:

Wintermute won with:

Wimp…Putin would have fist-bumped a live tiger.

Zip Code received high honors for two entries:

Man on left talking to Gorilla—- “See I told you he would not send you back to your country.”

Gorilla talking – “Hey bartender, no more drinks for this guy, he swears up and down that he is the President.”

Chris Henderson cracked up the judges with two winners:

The Planet of the (Photo) Ops

Obama meets with Dr. Zaius, the only “doctor” who approves of Obamacare.  (Editor’s note: Another  “Planet of the Apes” movie reference.)

shipley130 gave us: Obama’s 800 pound gorilla in the room moment…

fortibus85 had two winners:

“And then I told them I needed $3.7 billion to FIX it!”

The border burns while Obama fist bumps.

Now, here are the winners for the second contest photo.

The president shakes hands with a man in a horse mask while greeting supporters. | AP Photo

 

Two co-equal grand prizes were awarded.  The first one goes to Joe and Norma son for:

NYT headline: President Obama determined to mobilize trans-species voters for November election

The second was won by our Caption King, Chris Henderson:

“I see the meat for Michelle’s school lunch program has arrived.”

Joe and Norma son also had a winner’s circle caption:

Mr. President you are the perfect man to be the other half of my costume.

jdkchem entered the circle with:

The horse’s a$$ meets the rest of the horse.

Now, there is only one question remaining before we close out the contest: “Where in the world is cfbleachers?” 

My guess is that he “voluntarily” enrolled in some graduate-level summer classes at Re-education camp. Please report in cfbleachers because no contest is complete without you!

See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJ Tatler photo caption contest.

 

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New Caption Contest: Obama Parties in Denver Because There are No National Crises and the World is at Peace

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

 

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“Obama fist bumped a gorilla statue in a Denver bar tonight. ” Credit: Getty

 

This contest photo illustrates that once again, our Fundraiser in Chief is out doing the job he thinks he was reelected to do – partying while the taxpayers work.

The photo came to my attention through BizPac Review in a re-post of BuzzFeed’s Jon Passantino’s series of photo tweets as he closely followed President Obama partying yesterday in Denver.

Passantino’s caption was, “Obama fist bumped a gorilla statue in a Denver bar tonight.”

Loyal caption contest followers can do better than that, so here are some ideas for captions and thought bubbles:

What is the gorilla statue thinking?

What or who else should Obama be fist bumping instead of a gorilla statue?

Then, here is another action photo from yesterday with a caption from Politico that I am sure you can also improve.

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The president shakes hands with a man in a horse mask while greeting supporters. | AP Photo

It is so much fun to be president!

For time and space considerations here was the winning caption from our  last contest.

It was  rbj for, “Mommy, can I please have some pie?”

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In this Nov. 21, 2008, photo, Barack Obama and adviser Valerie Jarrett look over the pie selection during a stop at Manny’s Coffee Shop and Deli in Chicago. Obama has given up smoking but apparently has a weakness for pie, which has elevated his cholesterol. Credit: Charles Dharapak/Associated Press

 

Thanks to all who entered our last contest and for those who will be entering our new contest always remember to “Be nice and stay classy!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New Contest: Crack Pies at the White House Explains Everything!

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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In this Nov. 21, 2008, photo, Barack Obama and adviser Valerie Jarrett look over the pie selection during a stop at Manny’s Coffee Shop and Deli in Chicago. Obama has given up smoking but apparently has a weakness for pie, which has elevated his cholesterol.   Credit: Charles Dharapak/Associated Press

 

Be sure to read Paula Bolyard’s report here at PJ Media about a little “crust-up” at the White House yesterday.

The controversy began after President Obama “joked” that the White House chef adds an additive illegal ingredient to his pies. This same substance is one that our president is known to have enjoyed in his wayward youth.

Now, because loyal caption contest followers know that the purveyor of these contests has a guaranteed one-way ticket to re-education camp, let’s hasten the voyage with this contest photo from 2008.

Here we see the “real president” and the soon to be inaugurated president inspecting pies at a deli in Chicago.

The caption and photo ran in a Washington Post piece dated December 10, 2010 with the headline:

Obama has not smoked for 9 months; his real weakness is pie, though

This 2008 photo and 2010 headline viewed through the lens of the current controversy ranks among our most contest worthy photos in recent memory. Therefore, it is up to you to give this photo the treatment it truly deserves.

No need to cut back on the crack or the calories for this contest!

 

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Contest Winners: Obama Opens Wide and More

Monday, June 30th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Credit: Doug Mills

Thanks to everyone who entered our latest, successful contest.

Now, good luck defeating that kick-a** IRS audit team who will soon be knocking down YOUR door! And here is why….

The grand prize winner was Allan Crowson with:

From: “I have a pen and I have a phone” To: “I have a chin and I have a cone.”

The rest of the winners were:

Chris Henderson with:

Ice cream courtesy of Ben & Ghazi’s 57 states 31 excuses flavors.

MeridianMan won with:  Conehead.

Two from Cfbleachers:

Obama is celebrating his month of VA waiting list death march, IRS destruction of evidence, the economy contracting at an alarming rate, ISIS rampaging Iraq, and Obamacare second monthly payments evaporating. The path he’s charted for America has only one flavor. Rocky Road.

Eating ice cream like Jaws? Most people lick it.  But as Putin, the Mullahs, Assad and ISIS have shown, Obama can’t lick anything.

RockThisTown gave us:

The President’s Top Ten favorite ice cream flavors:
10) Equal Distribution 9) Fudge on Everything 8) America Snickers 7) My Un-Rocky Road [to the White House] 6) Seventeen-Trillion Mint 5) Neapolitan Media Spin 4) Let ‘em Eat Cake 3) Michelle’s Vacation Delight 2) Choom ‘n Cherry Garcia 1) GNP Crunch n’ Slide

Here are the soccer photo winners.

Credit: Doug Mills

Credit: Doug Mills

The grand prize goes to wintermute for:

Soccer continues to grow in popularity and even America’s leader is known to relax while watching a World Cup match (also pictured, Barack Obama).

The second grand prize winner is CraigZ with: Obama in the Situation Room during the assault on Benghazi.

Wintermute also had a runner-up with: Hey, have the NSA pull up Merkel’s phone feed to see if she’s gloating about this.

Cfbleachers had several winners:

Some people say that Obama ignores world crises while watching sports on TV. That’s not fair.   Sometimes he plays golf.

Obama and Jarrett sit and watch helplessly as yet another opponent delivers a crushing defeat.  Oh, and they also watched soccer.

Why is Obama sitting around watching soccer? Because Air Force One doesn’t have a golf course.

Someone raised in Iran sits with someone raised in Indonesia to take time out from rooting against America.  

(Editor’s note: Most people do not know that our “Madame President” was born and raised in Iran for the first six years of her in life.)

Allan Crowson had two winners:

Watching soccer: “Now THIS is what I’m talking about! I wish my foreign policy worked like this game: moving us forward by losing!”

Just like the Obama economy: all the good stuff’s at the top, with empty remnants of crumbs at the bottom.

Chris Henderson won with this amazing entry:

No wonder Obama likes soccer: It’s a Third World and European namby-pamby sport that often has no winners, is watched by rioting hooligans and has a red line drawn down the middle of the field that is crossed without penalty.

Zip Code (our newest Caption) King won with:

Mr President, Mr President, yoo-hoo Mr President:
(The emergency phone is ringing and all the lights are flashing.)
The President:  Is there any popcorn left?

See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJ Media photo caption contest!

Oh wait there’s more…  I love this image from Roger Simon’s piece on the Blood Feud  book (that I am reading as I post this contest because I can not put it down.) So go ahead and caption this image, courtesy of Ed Driscoll, if you are up for a deeper, longer and more expensive audit.

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Credit: Ed Driscoll

 

 

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New Caption Contest: Obama Opens Wide and More

Friday, June 27th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Credit: Doug Mills

Credit: Doug Mills

The subject of our latest caption contest is from New York Times staff photographer Doug Mills’ Twitter account.

Mills’ caption read: “President Obama takes a bite of his ice cream at the Grand Ole Creamery in Minneapolis.”

Now I bet a double scoop that PJ Media readers are capable of writing sweeter and creamier captions.

There are no rules for this contest but just a note of caution: Obama’s IRS may be under fire but still can make your life hot enough to melt all your ice cream.

Because Doug Mills’ Twitter account is a gold mine of contest worthy photos, below is another caption writing opportunity that will be sure to catch the eyes of IRS auditors.

Credit: Doug Mills

Credit: Doug Mills

“President Obama watches the USA vs Germany World Cup game aboard Air Force One en route to Minneapolis,” read Mills’ caption.

I expect loyal contest writers will score more goals with their captions than the USA scored against Germany.

Have fun and try to stay within bounds.

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Caption Contest Winners: Democratic Party Screws Up Flag Day and More Summertime Fun

Monday, June 23rd, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Image tweeted by DNC on Flag Day

 

Thanks for all who entered our latest contest. As usual, PJM readers showed the world what great believers they are in, “Truth, Justice and the American Way.” (As an aside, the first person who can identify the character associated with that slogan receives a shout-out during our next contest.)

Now, the news is bad all around: the Middle East is imploding, it’s a free-for-all on our southern border, Putin is poised to conquer the Ukraine, and since our days as a great nation are numbered, without further ado, here are the winning captions.

There was one grand pooh-bah of a winner who deserves to wrap himself in the flag and that is RockThisTown who wrote the grand prize winning caption:

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses . . . yearning to get an EBT card.

And… RockThisTown had another winning caption that reflected a memorable Obama-ism of days gone by:

At some point, you’ve made enough American flags.

Our reigning Caption King, Chris Henderson was also a winner with a twist on another Obama-ism:

“Betsy Ross, you didn’t build that!”

Zip Code won with:

I came here for the American dream and now I find out even the ex First Lady is dead broke.

Then the great cfbleachers had several winners:

First, making light of the Democratic National Committee celebrating Flag Day with a photo tweet using red, white and blue bunting instead of a flag, he wrote:

Iraq collapsing into ISIS hands, Benghazi a swirl of deceit and corruption, Ukraine overrun by communist tanks.  … Just when American morale needs a patriotic home run…Obama and the Democrats are bunting.

Second, because making fun of the IRS is just so easy these days (before they come after us) cfbleachers wrote:

All the real US flags were being held for safekeeping by the IRS…but they lost them.

Finally, because there is nothing important happening in our nation or the world, the Vice-President of the United States threw his annual first day of summer pool party this past weekend.  Here is a photo of the jolly host with his water weapon of choice, a deadly super-soaker.  This is not an official caption contest but I am confident you will all have some fun playing around with it. See you all next time a photo is super worthy of an official PJ Media caption contest!

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Credit: David Nakamura

 

 

 

 

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New Contest: Democratic Party Screws Up Flag Day

Monday, June 16th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

 

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Image tweeted by DNC on Flag Day

The DemocratsVerified account‏@TheDemocrats

Happy Flag Day! pic.twitter.com/I93jQ7ji1e

BizPac Review has what I am calling a “so sad it’s funny” post about the botched attempt by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to celebrate Flag Day on June 14.  Instead of Old Glory the DNC tweeted our contest photo.

Now all PJ Media patriots can plainly see that this is not a traditional flag, but flag bunting normally used to decorate stages and tables on patriotic occasions.

This major national faux pas would be like using a GI Joe doll to represent Veterans Day.  (Or submit your own analogy.)

Not only did the DNC tweet fail to honor the real Stars and Stripes of Flag Day but was there some perverse symbolism on display?

For example, the flag bunting resembles the Texas state flag and the child looks Hispanic. Was this image supposed to rally sympathy and support for thousands of unaccompanied minors from Central America who are flooding Texas and Arizona?

Was the DNC suggesting that all these children will soon be flag-waving Americans?

Was the DNC implying,  “With his help, Texas will turn from Red to Blue?”

Was the DNC using Flag Day to further align the party with Hispanic voters?

What subliminal message was the DNC sending by not using a real flag on Flag Day?

Am I reading too much into this?

Your mission is to caption this photo, ask some questions, or offer some thought bubbles from either the flag bunting or the adorable little boy who might be President some day.

If you are mad as hell that the party in control of the White House and the Senate can not even properly tweet a flag on Flag Day, here is your chance to vent.

The only contest rule is TRY to stay somewhat classy and patriotic.

Finally, I could not resist and must pose the question, “Is this the future of Flag Day?”

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Can we expect a Vietnam style helicopter rooftop evacuation at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad?

Friday, June 13th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

 

With the terrifying news out of Iraq that the Islamist militants are vowing to capture Baghdad, is it only a matter of time before the U.S. Embassy will be evacuated and abandoned?

Should we expect to see iconic images like this rooftop evacuation from the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, Vietnam in 1975?

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Or, does our 104 acre compound/fortress U.S. Embassy in Baghdad,  “the biggest and most expensive in the world” already have landing lawns so rooftop evacuations will not be necessary?

Credit: Getty

U.S. Embassy in Baghdad     Credit: Getty

 

If the U.S. is forced to evacuate, tell your children that this was when our nation officially lost the War on Terror.

But have no fear! Our Commander in Chief is totally engaged for today he is visiting an Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Is he there to gather support to change the name of the Washington Redskins?  Surely, THAT is a crisis he can handle.

Apparently, the possibility of our embassy being overrun is not that dire because after visiting the Reservation, President Obama and the First Lady have some swanky reservations of their own!  This time in ritzy Palm Springs, CA. There they will engage the locals in a little fundraising and most likely, a few rounds of golf in the golf capital of the Golden State.

According to the local Desert Sun:

“The couple are scheduled to arrive at the Palm Springs International Airport on Friday for a four-day visit. The local news also reported, “The couple’s destination within the valley remained a mystery Thursday.”

Let us hope that over the next four days, images of Obama golfing in Palm Springs will not appear along side video of American Embassy personnel hurriedly boarding aircraft while clutching boxes of classified material.

THAT might just ruin his peaceful Palm Springs weekend and interrupt strolls along Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra Drive.

 

 

 

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Caption Contest Winner: ‘Trading Private Bergdahl’ and Obama Chomps Down on D-Day

Monday, June 9th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Credit: MAD Magazine

Thanks to all who participated in our latest successful contest based on a MAD Magazine “movie” poster.  The winning entries were judged on how well they improved upon the poster subtitle, “The Mission is a Disaster.”

There were numerous winning subtitles and one that blew us away with its subtle reminder that the Clinton’s might re-occupy the White House.

So without further adieu, the grand prize winner is JRSWINE for his R-rated subtitle, Trading Private Bergdahl: A Major Bowe Job

The second grand prize goes to Kuce for Trading Private Bergdahl: Because a bird in the hand is worth five in the Bush’s fault.

Here are the “rest of the best” in no particular order:

RockThisTown gave us –

Trading Private Bergdahl:

1. And granting him an Obamacare waiver, too!

2. “If I had  son, well, OK,  he wouldn’t look like Bergdahl…but the 5 terrorists I traded for him would!”

Allen Crowson won with – Trading Private Bergdahl: Maybe they will like us now.

Kuce cracked up the judges over and over with  –

Trading Private Bergdahl:

1. Losing one man is a tragedy, but releasing five is a voting block.

2. From the creators of Sleepless in Qatar, and You’ve Got Ca-Mail

3. An EXPLOSIVE new release starring Mohammad, Larry, Curly, Shemp & introducing Abdul as Bob the Bombmaker

Patjenn entered the winners circle with:

Trading Private Bergdahl:

1. “But we got an Afghani Falafel recipe too.”

2. “Terrorism? What, Me Worry?”

Cfbleachers our Caption King emeritus entertained with:

Trading Private Bergdahl:

1.The Mission is the Message

2. Hey, We Fallujahed You Again

3. Obama Is Dead And The Taliban Is Resurrected

4. Lyin, Triggers and Beards, Oh My

And before cfcleachers got the contest memo about writing a new subtitle, he gave us: Shaving Private Bergdahl.

There were many more highly rated “subtitles” left on the cutting room floor so go back and read them all.

Meanwhile, continuing our D-Day theme (and if you missed it, a pictorial about my visit to Omaha beach) here is what our brave Commander in Chief was doing during the 70th anniversary ceremony.

I just could not resist spitting this one out (as he should have!) See you all next time a photo is worthy of a Tatler Photo Caption Contest.

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Pope Francis Hosts Mideast Peace ‘Prayer Summit’ with Israeli and Palestinian Presidents This Sunday

Friday, June 6th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

When Pope Francis visited the Middle East for three days last month he extended a rather unusual invitation to host a weekend prayer summit for Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at his Vatican apartment.

These two leaders, usually at odds with each other, stunned the Pope by accepting his offer. Now, on Sunday, June 8, Pope Francis will take on a new role as Mideast Peacemaker.

One of the first American reporters to talk with the Pontiff this past week at the Vatican was Rita Cosby, Emmy-Winning TV journalist and WABC Radio host.  Cosby told PJ Media, “It is clear Pope Francis cares deeply about peace in the Mideast and would like to do anything he can to assist this very difficult process.”

When asked about the Pope’s message Cosby said, “The Pope’s words were ‘pray, pray, pray’ about the Mideast Peace process.”

So that is exactly what he will be doing on Sunday but with two rather unusual prayer partners, the Israeli and Palestinian presidents.

After having the opportunity to speak with Pope Francis on the verge of this historic prayer summit, Cosby said, “He was extremely engaging and approachable.  Although she has interviewed more than 20 world leaders, including five US Presidents, Cosby called the opportunity to speak to Pope Francis “One of the greatest moments of my life.”

As the Pope requested, let us all pray that Sunday’s prayer summit will be one of the greatest moments of Middle East peace. Perhaps Pope Francis will embody the words of Jesus in the New Testament Book of Matthew Chapter 5 verse 9:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.”

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Rita Cosby with Pope Francis, Courtesy of L’Osservatore Romano

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Walking the Sacred Sand of D-Day’s Omaha Beach

Friday, June 6th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

 

As a history buff, one of my lifetime travel goals was to visit the D-Day landing beaches.

Fortunately, in August of 2012 that goal was realized when my husband and I toured the Normandy region of France.

For two nights we stayed at the Hotel du Casino situated directly on the Omaha beachfront. Its prime location was the only reason we had chosen this small, rundown hotel built in the early 1950’s.

However, adding a touch of authenticity to the historic location was a long handwritten letter from General Eisenhower displayed in the reception area. During his first post-war visit to the D-Day beaches and years before he was president, Eisenhower had dined at the hotel’s restaurant and was friends with the owners.

Taking advantage of our room’s location, early one morning I stuck my camera out the bathroom window and took this photo of quiet, deserted Obama beach.

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Credit: Myra Adams
Peaceful Omaha Beach in the early morning of August 19, 2012

 

The prominent concrete structure is a National Guard Memorial commemorating where U.S. forces suffered their greatest number of casualties immortalized in the opening scene of Saving Private Ryan.

Omaha Beach may look peaceful now, but on June 6, 1944 a major German defensive position occupied this very spot raining hell upon thousands of young American men, many of whom were seeing combat for the first time.

Within the first 24 hours of the invasion the Allies fought and won control of 50 miles of coastline divided into five landing sectors named Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword. But victory came at a high price for it is estimated that 2,500 Americans along with 3,000 Allied troops died on D-Day and thousands more were wounded.

Hotel du Casino also has the distinction of sitting on the Mulberry Harbour beach landing.  The “Mulberries” were two portable harbours quickly built by the British immediately after the June 6 invasion to off-load an endless train of heavy equipment from the supply ships and to remove casualties from battle.

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Mulberry Harbour at Omaha Beach was the highway to and from the supply ships in the American                     sector.  A second Mulberry was built off Gold Beach in the British sector.

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The remains of Mulberry Harbour at Omaha Beach.     Credit: Myra Adams

 

A huge concrete block of Mulberry remains in front of the Hotel du Casino. Seen on the left are three National  Guard Memorial flag poles.   Credit: Myra Adams

A huge concrete block of Mulberry remains in front of the Hotel du Casino. Seen on the left are three National Guard Memorial flag poles. Credit: Myra Adams

 

From our hotel we walked about a half mile east to the middle of Omaha Beach and were stunned by what looked like deadly machetes’ protruding from the sand.

Les Braves Memorial on central Omaha Beach.        Credit: Myra Adams

Les Braves Memorial on central Omaha Beach. Credit: Myra Adams

 

The name of this huge metal memorial sculpture is Les Braves and the sculptor was a Frenchman named Anilore Banon. It was commissioned by the French government and dedicated in 2004 at the 60th anniversary of D-Day.

I guessed that it was supposed to be uncomfortable to look at, for I assumed it symbolized all the horrific death and destruction of the “longest day.” However, both my husband and I thought it was seriously awful, totally out of place and disrupted the now peaceful beach.

According to sculptor Anilore Banon here is the meaning of his masterpiece:

The Wings of Hope: So that the spirit which carried these men on 6th June 1944 continues to inspire us, reminding us that together it is always possible to change the future.

Rise of Freedom: So that the example of those who rose up against barbarity helps us remain standing strong against all forms on inhumanity.

The Wings of Fraternity: So that the surge of brotherhood always reminds us of our responsibility towards others as well as ourselves. On 6th June 1944, these men were more than soldiers, they were our brothers.

We were left wondering why there wasn’t a more visually satisfying beach sculpture to convey those same thoughts. But who are we to judge the French!

The emotional highlight of our visit was walking on Omaha Beach knowing with each step an American or Allied soldier had either died or was wounded. These thoughts haunted us as we walked.

Then over a week ago, totally out of the blue, a friend sent me this news piece from the U.K. Daily Mail.  It was about a September 23, 2013 International Peace Day event where participants hand etched 9,000 life-sized silhouettes into the sand of the D-Day landing beaches. That 9,000 number represented both Allied and German forces killed on June 6, 1944.

My friend Susan who sent me the article (a great American patriot by the way) had no idea I was planning on writing this D-Day piece and was unaware that we had ever visited the Normandy beaches.

So here, courtesy of the Daily Mail, is an artistic representation of what was inside the heads of both my husband and me while walking on Omaha Beach in August of 2012.

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Dday beach figure

 

Every American who walks on this sacred sand is awestruck and eternally grateful for those who planned, led, participated and died in what is today the 70th anniversary of history’s largest and greatest seaborne invasion that forever changed the world.  Let us never forget!

 

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One of the D-Day beaches in the late afternoon of June 6, 1944

 

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New Caption Contest: ‘Trading Private Bergdahl’

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Credit: MAD Magazine

Credit: MAD Magazine

 

Another movie poster caption contest, what fun!

Credit to MAD Magazine for originating the poster but I saw it first on BizPac Review.

Just in time for the 70th anniversary of D-Day we can all celebrate by captioning Trading Private Bergdahl.

The subtitle is “The Mission is a Disaster” but I know all of you movie fans out there can do much better.

I just LOVE this contest for two reasons.

First, I swear my teen-age personality was partially shaped by reading MAD Magazine in the late 60′s and early 70′s.

Second, since the D-Day anniversary is days away, and having visited the landing beaches two years ago, I am currently writing a D-Day piece highlighting some of my photos. So watch this space!

Now, get crackin’ on captions and think how proud General Eisenhower would be of our current Commander in Chief.

 

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Caption Contest Winner: Hillary Clinton Takes Cover

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Credit: Politico

Thanks to all who entered our latest contest.

The entries reflected the brilliant (and in some cases) warped creative minds of our loyal followers. So keep up the great work!

To refresh your memory, the contest “mission” was for you to write a more colorful caption than the “official caption” from Politico: Covering Hillary — A short visual history.

We have a grand prize winner who perfectly fulfilled our mission.

So let’s hear it for Kuce who wins the George W. Bush “Mission Accomplished” banner with:

Covering Up Hillary – A Vast Write Wing Conspiracy

Kuce also wins a smaller banner for:

I suppose we should be grateful that one of the magazines was not Playboy.

Here are the rest of the best:

Ghanburi won with: “In search of a ‘reset’ button for collective memory.”

Chris in N.VA gave us: The Bill Of Victory — The Shrillary of Defeat (we hope!)

RockThisTown wrote this sexist-piggish caption that cracked up the judges:

Mag covers abound, but what difference does it make if the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is missing.

Allan Crowson wrote: Paid for by Media to Elect Hillary (MEH). So magazine cover editors won’t have to work as hard.

Chris Henderson (our reigning Caption King, but Kuce is coming on strong) rewrote the lyrics to that classic 70’s song, “Cover of the Rolling Stone.” Here is a link to the You Tube video if your aging memory is in need of a refresher.

Henderson wrote:  A song about “Dr. Crook” with apologies to Dr. Hook:

Well, I’m a big left-winger
With golden cattle future fingers
And the media loves everything I preach
I fling platitudes to get people to the voting booth
At ten-thousand dollars a speech
I pass all kind of bills that give me all kind of thrills
But the thrill I’ve never known
Is the thrill that’ll getcha when I get my picture
On the cover of the Rolling Stone

Finally, you probably heard that our “Beloved Leader” made a surprise visit to Afghanistan over Memorial Day weekend so his minions could “out” our CIA Station Chief to visit with our troops.

In honor of that noble deed, here is a photo for you to caption as a non-contest and to answer the question, “What is the meaning of Obama’s hand signal?”

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(Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Have fun and for once, you DO NOT have to be nice.

See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJ Media Photo Caption Contest.

 

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New Caption Contest: Hillary Clinton Takes Cover

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 - by Myra Adams

 

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Credit: Politico

Our newest contest image is the visual that accompanies a Politico profile titled: What is Hillary Clinton Afraid Of?

The answer is “the media.”

Here is an excerpt:

When asked why Clinton hasn’t done more to reach out to reporters over the years, one Clinton campaign veteran began to spin several theories. She was too busy; she was too prone to speaking her mind and the like—then abruptly cut to the chase:

“Look, she hates you. Period. That’s never going to change.”

The caption for the  interactive collage reads:

“Covering Hillary — A short visual history.”

Your mission is to write a more colorful caption.

Any of these covers viewed through the lens of history would qualify as its own caption contest, so together I expect this contest will be a real blockbuster.

For extra credit you can also write a “thought bubble” for any of the covers but PLEASE try to stay somewhat classy and respectful.

I am serious about the classy part!

 

 

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Caption Contest Winners: Hollywood Movie Poster Parody – ‘Saving Barack Obama’ and Karl Rove too!

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Credit: Washington Free Beacon

 

Thanks to all who entered our latest contest where you were asked to write a second tagline to the movie poster’s tagline which read, “The mission is a fraud.”  Or, just caption the movie poster.

We had many hilarious and snarky taglines that were entered and the best of the best warranted honorable mentions. Then we had one big winner.

The Oscar for “Best Supporting Tagline on a Faux Movie Poster” goes to (drum roll)  Kuce for:

“One Man Can Make a Difference – This is Not That Man”

(While Kuce gives his speech and a kiss-kiss to the world, we cut to commercial.)

Now, here are the rest of the best.

RockThisTown had two winners:

Saving Barack Obama: The mission is to save America . . . from him.

Saving Barack Obama: Two teleprompters at a time.

Aharris flashed back to “Jaws” with: We’re gonna need a bigger vote.

Zip Code told us how he sees it:  An out of focus production with no direction filmed in Disneyland!

Then our Oscar winner Kuce is back on stage for three more bows:

“I’ll be Barack”

2016: A Spaced-out Odyssey

“Abandoned by his mother. Mocked by Republicans. Can he save himself in time to save his golf swing?”

You all crack me up! So here is a bonus round where you can caption what Karl Rove is going to say next about Hillary.  Since brain damage is now out of the way he must have something colorful up his sleeve.  Have fun, even though this is NOT an “official” contest. But see you next time a photo is worthy of an “official” Tatler photo caption contest.

Karl Rove

 

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New Photo Caption Contest: Hollywood Movie Poster Parody – ‘Saving Barack Obama’

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Credit: Washington Free Beacon

Credit: Washington Free Beacon

Drudge linked to this piece from the Washington Free Beacon:

Parody Obama Movie Posters Arrive in L.A. for President’s Visit

‘Saving Barack Obama: A Steven Spielberg Ploy’

Movie posters for a spoof entitled “Saving Barack Obama” have hit Los Angeles ahead of the president’s visit to the city.

The posters, which feature President Obama walking into the horizon between a pair of his teleprompters, have appeared on bus stops and benches throughout Los Angeles, including just outside Melrose Avenue, the main entrance to Paramount Pictures.

A parody of Saving Private Ryan the poster says it is “A Steven Spielberg Ploy,” and its tagline reads, “The mission is a fraud.”

The appearance of the artwork coincides with Obama’s visit to Los Angeles on Wednesday to receive a humanitarian award from Spielberg.

So, for all you loyal contest writers out there, here is your mission should you accept it:

Since the poster tagline reads, “The mission is a fraud,” you are instructed to write the second tagline.

Or, you could just caption the entire movie poster.

But,  be nice because you would not want to insult anyone in Washington or Hollywood now, would you?

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Contest Winner: Obama Bows To Japanese Robot

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

 

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Credit: Breitbart

Thanks to everyone who entered our latest contest picturing President Obama “interacting” with ASIMO the robot.  As usual, the entries showcased your unique brand of political humor so appreciated by PJM readers around the world. (I just made that up but it sounds authoritative.)

We have a grand prize winner who receives nothing but prestigious acknowledgement of his brilliance and that is priceless considering the stiff competition.

That person is Chris Henderson, our reigning Caption King for his entry:

The robot is not a U.S. Citizen, is not alive and pays no taxes…it’s the perfect Democrat voter!

The runner up is RockThisTown (another Caption King) who wrote:

“Finally! Someone who understands not having a birth certificate!”

We have several honorable mentions worthy of much applause.

gbone won with this gem: Pres. Obama makes an ASIMO of himself.

cfbleachers (our Caption King of Kings) gave us two winners:

You are programmed to do and say whatever your handler wants? We have the same thing back home. It’s called “the media”.

You have someone that makes you jump on command? Me too, but she isn’t with me on this trip.

(Editor’s question: Is cfbleachers referring to the First Lady or Valerie Jarrett?)

Allen Crowson had three winning Obama “thought bubbles:”

“So this is how we pivot to Asia…. Cool!”

“We definitely did not build that!”

“Oh, yeah. An all white robot. Get me Holder on the phone!”

Then our grand prize winner and runner-up had two more winning captions.

Chris Henderson:

An un-American automaton with no brain, no heart and incapable of speaking without input from others…oh, and a robot.

RockThisTown:

“So we can not only redistribute wealth, we can now re-distribute intelligence?”

Finally, there are so many interesting photos of our Beloved Leader in action but not all reach the highest standards needed to qualify for a PJM caption contest. Below is one such photo from President Obama’s recent Asian trip. My caption is, “ Just two lonely guys hangin’ out at the local sushi bar on a hard days night.”

Now, I expect MUCH better captions from you.

Catch you all next time a photo does manage to reach those very high standards.

 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pours sake for U.S. President Barack Obama as they have dinner at the Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant in Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd R) pours sake for U.S. President Barack Obama (R) as they have dinner at the Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant in Tokyo, in this picture taken April 23, 2014
CREDIT: REUTERS/CABINET PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE/POOL

 

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A Personal Association to the CURE Hospital Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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CURE Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan is sponsored by CURE International an American faith-based organization that builds hospitals in developing nations.

 

This morning’s news of an attack at the CURE International Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan was especially upsetting because my husband, David Adams is an executive with an international Christian/Catholic charity that helps support the hospital and he has visited this Christian faith-based hospital in the past.

Thus, I asked him to shed some light on this incident for PJ Media.

It was with great sadness that I learned today of the horrible incident that just occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan where a security guard or policeman murdered three American medical personnel and wounded a fourth at CURE Int’l Hospital.  In my capacity as VP for Missions with Cross International, I visited the hospital several years ago to evaluate their use of assistance we provided CURE to build an Intensive Care Unit.  What I observed was an extraordinary group of American and Afghan individuals dedicated to providing the best health care in the country to sick, injured and dying Afghanis.  Even President Karzai’s niece was serving on the medical staff.  CURE personnel were keenly aware of their vulnerability, particularly the foreign Christian staff there to serve both Our Lord and the Afghan people.

The thoughts and prayers of all Cross International employees are with the families and friends of these brave individuals who selflessly gave everything to this noble cause.

David Adams, VP Missions - Cross International and Cross Catholic Outreach

 

 

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Caption Contest: Obama Bows To Japanese Robot

Thursday, April 24th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Credit: Breitbart

 

In the “you just can not make this stuff up” category is a headline today on Drudge Report: “U.S. President Bows to Japanese Robot.”

The Drudge link is to a Breitbart piece that begins:

During his visit to Tokyo, President Obama had a chance to meet ASIMO, a Japanese humanoid robot. ASIMO, an acronym for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, exchanged bows with the president before demonstrating that it could kick a soccer ball.

Yes, we realize that bowing is a Japanese custom, however, because President Obama has a history of bowing to men and now machines, our contest provides an opportunity to apply some of your creativity to his diplomatic style.

Here are some other “vintage” images for you to caption if our president bowing to a robot does not entirely satisfy your creative needs.

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Caption Contest Winner: Hillary’s New Book, ‘Hard Choices,’ Now has a Subtitle

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Hillary book cover

Photo Credit: Simon & Schuster

 

Thanks to all who entered our latest contest.

As we have come to expect from our brilliant PJM readers, the subtitles were clever, funny and politically astute.

The judges are now pleased to announce one grand prize winner and a host of honorable mentions.

The winner of our grand prize receives a discount coupon to The Gap, where, in case you forgot, Monica purchased her infamous blue dress.

The winning subtitle submitted by our “Caption King emeritus” cfbleachers is:

Hard Choices: But The Truth Was Not Among Them

Now we can all rest easy because Hillary’s new book title is complete.

Here are the honorable mentions that are VERY honorable.

joethefatman gave us:  Hard Choices: Sex, Lies, and Benghazi

Walterc won with: Hard Choices: Pantsuit or Blue dress?

JRSWINE wrote: Hard Choices-Benghazi, Whitewater or Travelgate

David77 had several winners:

Hard Choices: Which right-wing conspiracy to dismiss

Hard Choices: Which reset button to press.

Hard Choices: Photoshop or Makeup for my book cover

Hard Choices: Elizabeth Warren or Sandra Fluke for my VP.

Hard Choices: Which American Ally to ignore

RockThisTown entertained with these clever titles:

Hard Choices: Solid color or pattern drapes for the White House.

Hard Choices: Bitterly clinging to power or divorcing it.

Hard Choices: Baking pies or making up lies.

Hard Choices: Which dish to throw at Bill.

Hard Choices: Save many lives or my one political life.

Our grand prize winner cfbleachers also had many more winners:

Hard Choices: Made Much Easier If You Have No Conscience

Hard Choices: Between Evil And Incompetence

Hard Choices: Pantsuit or Burqa

Hard Choices: Arrest and Jail An Innocent Videographer, or Just Kill Him

Hard Choices: MSNBC Or CNN Or NYT Better For My Propaganda?

Hard Choices: Use The IRS, the DOJ, or The EPA to punish The Enemies Listees

Finally, here is a photo that accompanies a piece today on The Daily Beast with the title: Hopelessly Devoted to Hillary The piece is about Hillary groupies and I am not joking.  The photo is worthy of a caption contest but you will all agree that we are suffering from Hillary fatigue at this moment.

Feel free to caption it anyway and see you next time a photo is worthy of a PJM caption contest.

Credit: Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty

Credit: Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty

 

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Caption Contest: ‘Hard Choices’ is the name of Hillary’s new book but it needs a subtitle

Friday, April 18th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Hillary book cover

Photo Credit: Simon & Schuster

 

To be released on June 10,  Hillary’s new book entitled Hard Choices is crying out for a subtitle.

Here is the opening paragraph from the promo page:

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON’S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES, AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA’S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE.

Since our readers did such a terrific job with our last contest  suggesting titles for Hillary’s then untitled book (all ignored however) here is your chance to write a subtitle.

To start things off here is mine:

Hard Choices: Does Bill use Viagra or Cialis?  

Have fun but PLEASE keep it clean on this Holy Friday.

 

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Caption Contest Winner: Hillary’s New Book Needs A Title (and now it has one!)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Credit: Drudge Report

Credit: Drudge Report

The only word I can use to describe our latest contest is AMAHZING!

Thanks to all who made this contest one of the best in the glorious history of PJM Photo Caption Contests.  Our judges had a very difficult time selecting the winners and the criteria they used was, “Does it sound like a book title?” That is important to note because there were so many fabulous entries.

Our grand prize winner (of a future IRS investigation if SHE wins in 2016) goes to Booger2.0 for this gem:

I Slept With Bill Clinton and All I Got Was This Lousy Pantsuit

Booger2.0 also had an honorable mention for: It Takes an Intern

Our second grand prize winner is Fail Burton with:

The Beverly BillHillaries.  

FromNJ was our third grand prize winner with: 

Am I President Yet?

Here are all the honorable mentions:

David77:  Stand by Your Man – How Hillary Clinton Failed as a Feminist

WWM: Hillary: The Difference She Doesn’t Make

SoIncredulous:  It’s All President Obama’s Fault

Allan Crowson: It Fakes a Village (with apologies to Potemkin)

JRSWINE: How to Succeed in Politics without Doing Anything (Honest)

RockThisTown had four great entries: The Feminist’s Guide to Dodging Sniper Fire

How I Learned to Forgive Bill . . . & Monica, & Paula, & Gennifer, & Elizabeth, & the vast right-wing conspiracy. Wait . . . scratch those last 5.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling . . . One Bimbo Eruption at a time

Clinton Impeachment: The Sequel

Anna Beatriz: “Better than the Previous Occupant” 

loveamerica: Smoke and Mirrors- How to tell lies and make people believe it

ISOaPBR: I’ll Get You, My Pretty (and Your Little Dog, Too)

Physics Geek had two clever titles: What To Expect When You’re Ruling and

The Liar, the Witch and the War Room

Kuce: Vast Right Wing Conspiracies for Dummies

Gbone: If You Fly Around A Lot, People Will Think You Are Doing Something

Fail Burton: Please Leave An Alibi At the Sound of the Beep

cfbleachers (The Great and Powerful) had these hilarious titles: I Don’t Bake Cookies, But I Helped Cook The Books

and   It Takes A Villain To Raze A Country

Now speaking of the Clintons:

Below is “contest worthy” photo in need of a caption (but this is NOT an official contest.) The photo was from an article on a liberal-leaning website with the title and subtitle: “Send in General Bubba” and “Send In Bill Clinton to Save the Democrat Midterm Campaign.”  

Credit: The Daily Beast

Credit: The Daily Beast

One can only imagine from his grave the real General Patton is swinging his famous pistols in disgust.

General Patton and some other notables

General Patton and his revolver chatting with some other notables.

Finally, the above photo prompted me to tell you this worthless tibbit:  In 1977 I had the opportunity to shake the hand of one of the men in this photo. Can you figure out which one?  See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJM photo caption contest and Happy Easter everyone!

 

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Caption Contest: Hillary’s New Book Needs A Title

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Credit: Drudge Report

Credit: Drudge Report

Drudge has posted our contest image and is reporting:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new book on her time as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says. Publisher Simon & Schuster said Wednesday that Clinton would share “candid reflections about key moments during her time as Secretary of State as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.” The book’s title and jacket design have not yet been released; the publishing date was released by the publisher on a website for the book: http://www.hillaryclintonmemoir.com/

STOP RIGHT THERE!

As I have indicated in bold, the book’s title has not yet been released. That means PJM readers have a unique opportunity to name her book. BUT, because of the passionate feelings many of you have towards Mrs. Clinton, please remember that this is a “family” website.

To start things off here is my title:

I Am Not A Rhymes With Rich

Have fun and be clever but NOT too mean.

 

 

 

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