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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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Caption Contest Winners: The First Lady Went to China and Did Not Bring Home This T-shirt

Friday, March 28th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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2009 File Photo Daily Mail – REUTERS/David Gray

Thanks to everyone who entered our latest contest. We had enough great quotations to fill our own “little red book” and forever banish Chairman Mao from the book writing business.

Not surprising, our own “Chairman” Cfbleachers provided us with much old Chinese and new Democrat wisdom.  Here is a sample:

“Political work is the life-blood of all economic work.”
Obamacare shows that doing it this way causes clogged economic arteries.

“To read too many books is harmful.”
Ergo, reading a single security briefing could prove fatal.

“Let a hundred scandals bloom.”
As long as you own the media, it will be impossible to gain a whiff of their “fragrance.”

Kuce is awarded a Chairman Mao “workers cap” for these quotations:

 “A dog on the plate is worth two in the bush”
- recipes from Chairman Mao, with forward by B.H. Obama

“It is necessary to investigate both the facts and the history of a problem in order to study and understand it.” Mao
“… it is just wonderful to be back in Oregon, and over the last 15 months we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in fifty …. seven states? I think one left to go.” BHO

RockThisTown provided us with this wisdom:

 Mao: To read too many books is harmful.
Obama: To write too many books is harmful.

Gblumel gave us an idea for some commie-style economic stimulus: (Hey George, you should sell these at your country club.)

Get the whole series: Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, Che, Stalin, et al.

Now for the grand prize winners — who win nothing but grey moth-eaten Mao jackets.

JRSWINE is runner up for suggesting two new book titles:

The Quotations of Chairman Mao, by Mousie Dung.
The Quotations of Chairman Me-O, by BHO.

First place goes to RockThisTown for this Mao/Nixonian wisdom:

Nixon and Mao

Mao: “Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the revolution.”

Obama: “Who are our enemies? Who are our friends? This is a question of the first importance for the IRS.”

Thanks again to everyone who submitted their version of wisdom and see you next time a photo is worthy of a Tatler photo caption contest.

Oh wait…. this photo from March 27  is almost worthy but not quite up to our high standards for its own contest.  However, I am confident that you will have some fun imagining what Pope Francis is thinking.

Photo Credit: AP

Photo Credit: AP

Seriously, have you ever seen such a cast of characters in one PJ Tatler post?  Nixon, Mao, Obama, Kerry and the Pope — there has got to be a joke in there SOMEWHERE.

 

 

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Obama to Pope according to Rand Paul Tweet: ‘Forgive me father for I have spied.’

Thursday, March 27th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Photo Credit: Drudge Report

Photo Credit: Drudge Report

 

From Twitchy:

‘LOL!’ Sen. Rand Paul cracks Obama, Pope Francis joke; Is this what Obama said?

Senator Rand Paul        ✔ @SenRandPaul

BarackObama to @Pontifex: Forgive me father for I have spied. #NSA

Can PJM readers think of more confessions that President Obama might have had for Pope Francis?

 

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New Caption Contest: The First Lady Went to China and Did Not Bring Home This T-shirt.

Monday, March 24th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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2009 File Photo Daily Mail – REUTERS/David Gray

 

I may be dating myself, but I remember a children’s T-shirt that used to be popular in tourist areas that read: “My (mom, dad, whomever) when to (wherever) and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.”

The phrase came to mind after seeing this headline today in BizPac Review:

Popular ”Obama as Mao” shirts pulled from shops for Michelle’s China visit.

As it turns out, the piece originated in the Weekly Standard:

According to the Weekly Standard, a pool reporter commented on a tip about merchants at t-shirt stalls being told to “temporarily suspend sales of t-shirts that show President Obama in a Mao hat.”  The pool reporter added:

That tip turned out to be true. Several merchants denied carrying such items, but one merchant quietly took this correspondent to the back of her tent and showed off a whole box of the popular, normally seen t-shirts. As we were negotiating prices – she wanted 360 Yuan, or roughly $60, an outrageous starting price – other merchants came by, and in Chinese, told her to be careful. The merchant became visibly rattled and put the t-shirts away.

One of the commenters in the BizPac Review piece wrote that the shirts are available on ebay, so click on the link if you need to complete your spring wardrobe.

Another commenter mentioned, “If they sold the shirts here they would not make any money because today’s youth don’t know who Mao was.”

Just in case you too are a victim of public schools, here is a brief Wikipedia summary of that lovable character known as Mao Zedong.

A controversial figure, Mao is regarded as one of the most important individuals in modern world history. Mao is officially held in high regard in the People’s Republic of China. Supporters regard him as a great leader and credit him with numerous accomplishments including modernizing China and building it into a world power, promoting the status of women, improving education and health care, providing universal housing, and increasing life expectancy as China’s population grew from around 550 to over 900 million during the period of his leadership.Maoists furthermore promote his role as theorist, statesman, poet, and visionary. In contrast, critics and historians have characterized him as a dictator who oversaw systematic human rights abuses and whose rule is estimated to have contributed to the deaths of 40–70 million people through starvation, forced labor and executions, ranking his tenure as the top incidence of genocide in human history.   (I added the bold.)

After being responsible for the deaths of 40 – 70 million people, perhaps comparing Obama to Mao is a stretch. However the t-shirt being pulled from the streets for Michelle’s visit is still a newsworthy story. However, I can not figure out if the Chinese are dishonoring Obama or honoring him since Mao is still very popular in China. Maybe someone can translate what is written on the shirt?  (Hey Mike P. in DC your services are needed.)

Since I was a victim of public schools, what I remember most about Mao was his “Little Red Book” called Quotations from Chairman Mao.

Over the years I have occasionally co-opted that title as “Quotations from Chairwoman My My” when bestowing wisdom (??) on friends or business associates.

So for this contest please keep “Quotations from” in mind when submitting your entries.

Here is the book cover to jog your memory and you may also submit a new title or caption as part of the contest.

mao

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Photo Caption Winner: ‘US Capitol Goes Dark Thousands Lose Power’ and a Video Surprise Too!

Monday, March 17th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Credit: BuzzFeed

 

Our writers exceeded the judge’s high expectations with their bright entries for our dark photo caption contest.

We even had a grand prize winner who is a contest newbie and that is Makster with his entry:

US Capitol goes dark. America’s future is bright.

So thanks, Makster and we hope that you will continue playing along with our loyal readers who light up the web with their hilarious captions.

Here are the other entries that shined like stars over the dark Capitol.

Our reining Caption King, Chris Henderson had several creative entries:

Don’t panic. Obama’s teleprompter has its own back-up generator.

D.C. switches to Solyndra – loses A.C.

“If you like your electric power, you can keep your electric power.”

RockThisTown  (another Caption King )had three winners:

Democrats’ plan for 2016 – keep America in the dark.

Obama turns the lights  out so no one can see the latest unemployment numbers.

What happens when government redistributes light.

JRSWINE won with two catchy captions:

Perfect time to pass that Immigration Bill.

We have succeeded in lowering our carbon footprint.

At The Rubicon won with:

Thousands Lose Power. Women and Minorities Hardest Hit

David 77 gave us:

Don’t worry. With Pen and a Phone Obama will light the way (with his brilliant intellect)

Zip Code cracked up the judges with:

That should teach them not to buy a toaster made in China.

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

But wait..if you call right now… (just kidding about calling) but do check out this video.

It takes you inside the twisted mind of a young left-leaning liberal who was once an Obamabot but now has turned against her beloved leader.

Watch how she burns her Obama campaign T-shirt in a rant where you will learn more about what young voters are thinking than any hand-picked focus group.

And yes, please comment and name this video.

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Video hat-tip: BizPac Review

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Obama’s View From Alaska

Friday, March 14th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

A conservative political activist who happens to be a good friend of mine from the Washington D.C. area just sent me this image.

This post is not meant to be an “official” caption contest because we have one raging at the moment.

However, I could not resist sharing it and you can comment and caption as much as you like.

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New Photo Caption Contest: ‘US Capitol Goes Dark Thousands Lose Power’

Thursday, March 13th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Credit: BuzzFeed

Credit: BuzzFeed

 

Last night a wind storm hit the Washington D.C. area and resulted in a power outage at the U.S. Capitol.

Of all the  photos I considered to “capitalize” on this unusual event, the one I chose was from Twitter @ BuzzFeed Storm accompanied by the headline: U.S. Capitol plunged into darkness as power outage hits Washington D.C.

Now, I am not sure if the U.S. Capitol briefly plunging into darkness is of any long-term national or political significance, BUT I AM SURE that loyal caption contest followers will “capture” its appropriate meaning by submitting numerous snarky political explanations.

Here are clips of the story as reported by Yahoo News with the headline I used for our contest:

US Capitol Goes Dark Thousands Lose Power

Washington (AFP) – The US Capitol building and other iconic Washington landmarks briefly went dark as powerful wind gusts also caused tens of thousands of people in the area to lose power.

The Capitol dome, where power was knocked out for about 30 minutes in a rarely seen event, was not the only building affected by the blast of colder air.

The “lose power” phrase in the headline intrigues me for it reflects the real loss of power experienced by our Legislative Branch under the reign of our current president.

Additionally, ‘Capitol Goes Dark’ is a gem of a phrase that just can not be ignored. So I would suggest that contest writers find ways to exploit these phrases and apply them to the current political arena.

Have fun with this one and remember:

“People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night. But safety – like light – is a façade.”  ― C.J. RobertsCaptive in the Dark

 

 

 

 

 

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Contest Winners: Is the White House Advance Team Secretly Working for Republicans? And More

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Photo Credit: Stephen Crowley, New York Times

Photo Credit: Stephen Crowley, New York Times

Thanks to all who entered our latest successful (and hilarious) caption contest.

The sarcasm and humor present in these entries indicated a strong longing and attachment to your inner child. This was likely caused by excessively reading of MAD Magazine by flashlight, while under the covers during your early stages of personality development.

So now that Dr. Sigmund Freud has provided me us with his expert analysis, it is time for the judge’s results.

We have a grand prize winner who goes by the name of “rbj.”

Mr. rbj  is also one of our esteemed Caption Kings known for their creativity, intellect, patriotism and overall snarky-ness. (Is that even a word?) We shall now host a toast to rbj who wrote this gem (and several others great ones too.)

Everything Obama knows about world affairs he learned in kindergarten.

A second grand prize winner using this same theme goes to wintermute who wrote:

Obama finally releases his kindergarten transcripts.

Wintermute also earned an honorable mention for this entry:

Today’s expression of “deep concern” is brought to you by the letters D and B and the number 5.

The great and powerful cfbleachers had two winners:

One small child asked Obama about being allowed to say a prayer in school and he immediately had his lunch money audited.  

At first I thought the rug was a new Chinese Zodiac and we were announcing the Year of The Horse’s Ass.

RockThisTown (another Caption King) earned several honorable mentions:

The President speaks to the last group with whom he still has some credibility.

Kindergarten Flop

“Kids, Just Say No to Rugs…like this.”

“Mamas, Don’t let your Babies Grow Up to be Community Organizers..”

Gallus had a winner with:

…and this is where I have my snack and take my nap–so kids, that’s how a President does a security briefing.

Kuce scores with:

Obama explains his foreign policy “OK kids, A is for Agitate, B is for Broke, C is for Crimea, D is for Don’t, E is for Engage . . . “

Chris Henderson keeps his title as reigning Caption King with these entries:

“And so children, that’s why my favorite letters are I. R. & S.”

His friends in the media swept a lot of dirt under that rug!

The Obama Presidency: A Tragic Carpet Ride.

Cold Bob earned an honorable mention for:

Yes Mr President, the kindergarten furniture does make you look more imposing.

Allen Crowson scores points with these three:

“Whoa! This is a tougher audience than the usual White House press corps.

“If you like your marbles you can keep your marbles.”

“So you see, boys and girls, the Constitution is made up of different combinations of the same letters you see right here under my feet. And that is why I can walk all over it.”

Mandy Manners showed manners with:

“Boys and Girls, can you say ‘ICBM’?”

There were many more terrific entries, but not enough space to display them all, so just go back to the contest and have a good laugh (or cry because they all reflect some truth.)

Finally, the opening reference to MAD Magazine was a result of a serious question my 88-year-old mother asked me recently after reading one of my posts:

“Myra, remember how you used to read MAD Magazine all the time, do you think that affected you?

I will leave the answer up to you and see you next time a photo is worthy of a PJM Tatler photo caption contest.

WAIT!!  Hold the presses!  A friend from Washington D.C.  (thanks RB)  just sent me this photo as I was about to post this piece. This is not a contest, but you will enjoy “putting around” with it. The caption read:

“Another Golf Match With Putin.”

 

Golf Putin 2

 

 

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Contest Winners: Official White House Photo – Obama Rocks Jeans While Putin Moves Tanks

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Official White House photo

Thanks to everyone who entered our “Obama Rocks Jeans While Putin Moves Tanks” caption contest.

As usual, the entries were so clever and funny that I could hear all the judges laughing out loud while trying to determine the winners.

It turned out the grand prize winner was someone very familiar to contest fans for he is our reigning Caption King, Chris Henderson.

Seriously Chris, how DO you do it?

Contest after contest (except when you were vacationing in re-education camp) you write these amazing captions that perfectly captures the essence of the photo.

Here is why Chris is King of the Caption Kings:

Ronald Reagan: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Barack Obama: “Mr. Putin, please take my call!” 

“Look here Putin, either you behave or I will unleash the West’s most destructive force ever on you…ObamaCare!”

“‘Ukraine?’ I thought you said “cocaine.” So I’m no longer interested.”

OBAMA: “Hello?”  VOICE ON OTHER END OF THE PHONE: “This is the 80s. Do you want your foreign policy back?” (Editor’s note: Click here for news background on this caption.)

And there were many more! So just go back to the contest and read them all.

Now, besides Chris we had numerous other winners. Here they are and I dare you not to LOL.

AFBlue won with: “Thank you for calling the Kremlin. Your business is important to us..”

RockThisTown had several winners:

Well, Crimea . . . . river!  You don’t have Leno laughing at you every night anymore!”

Resolute Desk by Queen Victoria, Designer jeans by Bugle Boy, President by low-info voters.

“Vlad, you better cut it out in Ukraine – these jeans are stone-washed!”

FunJohnny had me LOL with this one:

Ya better wise-up, Vlad…I’ve put my man pants on. And, in case your wonderin’ — it Depends.

CraigZ won with: Sorry, gotta go. GQ’s here for the shoot.

Cfbleachers another “King of Caption Kings” had several winners, as usual:

Obama has a pair of jeans and a way to deal with a foreign policy crises…..    Guess.

“I have a phone…I just don’t answer it”

Vlad, it’s March and you know what that means…have to fill out my bracket picks!”.

Kuce had this clever entry:

“Would you quit with the ‘protecting Russian speakers’ thing? Mexico is starting to get a few ideas.”

Allan Crowson scored with these two:

“Vladimir, they assured me you were in the tank, just like the media. What do you mean, you’re in *a* tank?”

“Yes, that’s right. I have a pen, and I uh have a phone. I’m using it right now. What’s that? You have an army, and you have a backbone, and you’re using it right now. Yes, I understand.”

Daniel in Brookline cracked up the judges with this one:

“Vlad, you’d better stop. I have the Washington Post on line 2, and they’re ready to write you up as a racist. You heard me? RACIST!”

Thanks again loyal contest fans for taking the time to enter and see you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJM Tatler photo caption contest.

 

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New Caption Contest: Is the White House Advance Team Secretly Working for the Republicans?

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

Photo Credit: Stephen Crowley, New York Times

 

Today, this photo was brought to my attention in an email with the subject line: “Begging for a caption contest.” Do you agree?

It was New York Times photographer Stephen Crowley that took and tweeted the photo.

The caption accompanying it read: Obama, “We believe the Ukrainian people should be able to decide their own future.”

Now, at this writing, it looks as if Putin is not planning on invading Ukraine. Does that mean Putin “has blinked,” and WWIII has been delayed? Does it also mean that Putin can now return to his normal bare-chested manly activities?

Meanwhile, let’s discuss the parameters of this new caption contest.

It is my theory that the White House advance team is working for the Republican National Committee.  If not, how on earth could they let President Obama speak while standing on this rug? What is also amazing timing is that two days ago on Fox News Sunday, Mike Rogers (R-MI) Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee told Chris Wallace, “I think Putin is playing chess and I think we’re playing marbles.”

So now Obama is showing us the rug on which he actually plays marbles! Children and world leaders everywhere are delighted!

Seriously, is the White House gang responsible for this rug speech the same ones who released the photo that is the subject of our latest caption contest currently raging?

That one features an equally politically embarrassing “official White House” photo of Obama wearing tight jeans while talking on the phone with President Putin in the Oval Office.

Both photos, days apart, indicate that something has gone terribly wrong in the White House Office of Smoke and Mirrors “Optics Department.” Can anyone guess what has caused this breakdown?

While you are pondering that question, let’s have some fun with this stately new presidential rug, playing or losing one’s marbles, and the guy in the door to the left that is wondering, “Am I about to get fired?”

 

 

 

 

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New Caption Contest: Official White House Photo – Obama Rocks Jeans While Putin Moves Tanks

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Official White House photo

 

There is nothing more glorious than an official White House photo as a subject for our “world famous” caption contest.

This photo of President Obama speaking with Russian President Vladimir Putin was released on Saturday, March 1 at 6 p.m. EST.

So while Putin has moved tanks into Crimea and is contemplating invading Ukraine (which might cause Obama to miss a few rounds of golf) at least we could all take comfort in knowing that our Commander-in-Chief looked AWESOME in his Saturday jeans.

Was Obama channeling Ronald Reagan’s “evil empire – tough guy” look?  Will some intern please find an axe?

Reagan wearing jeans

Did Obama think that wearing tight jeans in the Oval Office would help intimidate this guy?

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Here are more serious questions for our contest writers to address:

Whom should occupy the three empty chairs shown in the photo?  (People either dead or alive)

What was Obama REALLY saying to Putin?

Is Obama about to “blink first” in this photo?  (Google if you are confused.)

What was Putin wearing or NOT wearing when this photo was taken?

True or False: Obama asked Michelle — Does this stance make me look more like John Wayne or General Patton?

What would FDR do?

What would Jimmy Carter do?

What would Jesus do?

Is Hillary hiding in the desk  (John-John style) after measuring the drapes in the Oval Office?

John john

Can you determine if Obama is wearing boxers or briefs?

Is Obama on hold trying to order a large pepperoni with double cheese or a small gluten-free veggie?

Who the heck is in charge of official White House photos? Did they really think that this photo was going to help bolster Obama’s image as a strong leader?

Oh no, I just got a call from the security guard in the lobby of our building said he said that the IRS and the NSA are on their way upstairs.

Quick, write your entries NOW, so I can read them on the train to Camp Obama.

 

 

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Contest Winner: 3 Potential 2016 Candidates and CPAC Speakers in One Photo? More Surprises Too!

Thursday, February 27th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Photo Credit: Myra Adams

Thanks to all who entered our latest caption contest and special thanks that my “threat” was taken seriously.

Our grand prize winner was “rbj” with this entry:

Trump thought balloon: “So that’s what it looks like to stick to your principles.”

Our second grand prize winner was Chris Henderson (our reigning Caption King) with these two entries:

Three Presidential Candidates? More like three IRS targets.

How can they be Presidential Candidates when there aren’t any Teleprompters around?

Chris Henderson also had another winning caption for the photo of “yours truly” with Senator Ted Cruz.

In 2016 President Cruz appoints the new Secretary of Captioning

 RockThisTown wins an honorable mention for the same photo with this entry:

“Myra, I only have a few minutes – don’t filibuster the photo!”

RockThisTown had two hilarious captions for the photo of  ”eyes only” with “The Donald” in the background:

Huge photo faux pas – Trump is to never be in the background! That photographer is so fired! 

Blonded by the right.

Now the reason I am not re-posting the two aforementioned photos is because of all the snarky personal emails I received from friends and family.

“Hair” is a sample:

How do you keep birds from nesting in that hair?

Didn’t I see you in that dress six years ago at so and so’s wedding? Your dress lasted longer than the marriage!

How could you even think of having your picture taken with that crazy man?

And the reason why a good friend dared not enter the official caption contest: Too much hair for me to respond.

Boy, I am glad that contest is over!

Finally, a darling family member who proudly works for the company that has achieved total world domination — sent me the photo shown below.

It is of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu taken during a meeting in Jerusalem last week.

My immediate response was that it HAD to have been photoshopped — until I saw it on the Washington Post with the caption, “The most uncomfortable photo in the world.”

And yes, for once I agree with the Washington Post, so no photo caption contest for this one.

Merkle Hintler

Credit: Yoav Lemmer for Agence France-Presse made available by Getty Images

See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJM Tatler caption contest that does not happen to be “the most uncomfortable photo in the world.”
 

 

 

 

 

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New Caption Contest: 3 Potential 2016 Presidential Candidates and CPAC Speakers in One Photo?

Monday, February 24th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Photo Credit: Myra Adams

Photo Credit: Myra Adams

Can you spot all three?  Do you know what they were thinking the moment this photo was snapped?

Those are your challenges for our latest photo caption contest.

Here are some helpful hints: All of them will be speaking at CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) to be held March 6 – 8 in Washington D.C. For those unfamiliar, CPAC is an annual gathering attended by all who matter in Republican politics — and my burning question is, “Which of these three will garner the loudest and longest applause?”

After being in the same ballroom with all of them on Friday night, I honestly do not know the answer to that question. So, if you plan on attending CPAC, please keep your ears open and report your findings.

More hints: One of the candidate/speakers has AMAZING hair and another is known for his Gifted Hands. All three have inspirational life stories that wow adoring crowds at GOP events. Additionally, the mainstream media is always looking for ways to shoot them down, but they turn that to their advantage with fundraising prowess and even more media attention.

Now, ( I am really going out on a limb here so PLEASE do not make me regret this) you may caption the photo below but “be nice” or I will stop correcting all the spelling errors and bad punctuation on your contest entries in the winner’s posts.

Cruz and me

Myra Adams and ?

Here is some important context about this photo: It was taken as I asked the subject if he could show me the target on his back that he inherited from Newt Gingrich as the Republican in Congress most despised by the “lamestream” media.  And, just seconds after I asked him about the recent remark made by Jonathan Karl of ABC News on a Sunday morning news show. Karl said our subject is so hated by fellow Republican senators that he will “need a food taster” in the U.S. Senate lunchroom — and he STILL smiled as this photo was taken. Good man!

Watch out Hillary, because he has “BIG MO” and tough skin.

Finally, you may also caption this photo below taken by a friend who was trying to position me in the same frame as the subject in the right background. He is the one who hosted this large event in his lavishly decorated living room resembling the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. (Google it if you attended public school after 1970.)

Seriously, this photo was not cropped or photoshopped and I am still trying to determine if it has some deep meaning, but I will leave that up to you.

Photo Credit: Michelle Kirk

Photo Credit: Michelle Kirk

So, do you have enough hints? Can you name them all? Can you write some clever captions?

Have fun and I mean it about the spelling and punctuation threat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Caption Contest Winners: Donald Trump Occupies the Oval Office (and read about the “Mane” event)

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Credit: BuzzFeed

Credit: BuzzFeed

Thanks to everyone who entered our latest and very successful contest. All the entries were “hair-larious.”

The Grand Prize is awarded to Kuce, (our most recent Caption King) for this zinger:

Get Governor Perry on the phone – his hair deserves a place in my Administration.

Kuce also had several honorable mentions:

Out the Resolute Desk. In the Rogaine Desk.

I did not have fiscal relations with that woman.

Get an iPad loaded with all the episodes of my show. We’ve got to send a gift for the Queen of England.  

(Editor’s note: In case you forgot, as a gift to Queen Elizabeth, Obama presented her with an iPod full of his speeches in 2009.)

Here are the rest of the best:

RockThisTown, another long time Caption King had several winners:

“My first official act as President will be to waterboard Rosie O’Donnell with Slim-Fast.” 

(Editor’s note: Trump and Rosie O’Donnell despise each other.)

First Medal of Freedom winner under a Trump Presidency: Vidal Sassoon.

Announcing TrumpCare – mandatory hair care insurance for everyone. If you like your hair stylist, you can keep your hair stylist.

“I am naming Stevie Wonder as my Hair Czar”

JRSWINE had this cute entry:

I have hotels on Boardwalk and Park Place, all the gold in Fort Knox, and this place is still 17 trillion in the red. YOU’RE ALL FIRED!

Cfbleachers had several great ones. Here are a few of his best:

This would be a weird transition — The Apprentice has been the President for 8 years already.

Donald as President? Finally…somebody who isn’t a complete hack…at golf.

Allstonian won with:  Ah, the “Hair Apparent.”

Allan Crowson deserves applause for:  ”I have a tie and I have a comb.”

Zip Code was a little snarky with this one:

I would put my [piece prize] on the mantel but, my head would get cold!

Congratulations to all the winners. There were too many good ones to mention here, so just go back to the contest and read all the entries.

Now, may I have your attention please — it is time for the “Mane” event. (Someone cue the drum roll.)

As I wrote at the end of our contest, my goal was to take a “contest worthy” photo of  ”The Donald’s” hair while attending an event at his Mar-A-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.  Since our contest turned out to be hair-centric,  I am pleased to offer our loyal contest readers a close-up of Trump’s actual hair as it appeared on February 21, 2014. His hair is most unusual and actually quite beautiful prompting a friend to say: “It belongs in a museum.”

So here is my question:  Was it spun on looms of gold by angels in follicle heaven?   To which another friend responded: “Angel hair.”

 

Photo Credit: Myra Adams

Photo Credit: Myra Adams

Please note that this photo is NOT part of an official contest. However, feel free to write hair-raising captions if you feel compelled.

BUT, watch this space because I did manage to take a REAL “contest worthy” photo and that will post on Monday, February 24th.

 

 

 

 

 

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New Caption Contest: Donald Trump Occupies the Oval Office

Monday, February 17th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

 

Credit: BuzzFeed

Credit: BuzzFeed

Like all political junkies, my first morning read is the “Politico Bible,” otherwise known as Mike Allen’s Playbook.  Now this Monday morning I was enlightened, entertained, and also blessed with a photo for our newest caption contest, as Politico Playbook opened with:

TRUMP FIRES AIDE OVER BUZZFEED DISS – N.Y. Post p. 15, “TRUMP: HE AXED FOR IT! Political aide out,” by Fredric U. Dicker and Frank Rosario : “Donald Trump couldn’t pass up the opportunity to say, ‘You’re fired’ to an underling – even when the man offered to resign. Furious over a snarky BuzzFeed article about his political aspirations, the developer … booted the adviser who had urged him to do the interview.

Playbook linked to the N.Y. Post, which led me to the original BuzzFeed piece displaying our contest photo in an extra large format. So let’s hear a big photo credit shout-out to BuzzFeed because I have a feeling this contest is going to be a real doozy.

The headline of the BuzzFeed piece is “36 Hours on the Fake Campaign Trail with Donald Trump.” Here is the subhead that set the tone which led to the firing of Trump’s political aide, Sam Nunberg — who assured Trump that having a BuzzFeed interview would be a smart political move.

Over the course of 25 years, he’s repeatedly toyed with the idea of running for president and now, maybe, governor of New York. With all but his closest apostles finally tired of the charade, even the Donald himself has to ask, what’s the point? On the plane and by the pool with the man who will not be king.

Full Disclosure:

There is a certain fascination I have with Trump as a cultural/political/cartoon figure/and, in the past, I have written a few articles about his presidential prospects here on PJ Tatler. However, this is our first caption contest featuring “The Donald” occupying a piece of real estate he is known to be eyeing.

To get you going, here are a few amusing ideas to consider:

What is the statue out the window thinking?

What is Donald saying in the photo behind the desk?

What is on “The Donald’s” mind as he sits behind the historic Resolute desk scuffed with President Obama’s shoe marks? (See these two past caption contests for THAT story.)

Fortunately there are no rules for this contest, so you can spill every ounce of creative juice onto your writing device.

Finally (I just discovered this today and it is for real), on Friday evening I will be attending a political event at Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida estate and HE is scheduled to attend. Of course I will show him all your contest entries. Hopefully, I can take a photo good enough for our next contest. Yes, I know I bombed out taking a close-up photo of President Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast (see lame excuse from last contest that ALMOST involved wrestling with Secret Service agents) so perhaps THIS time I will be more successful.  Certainly a close-up of Donald’s famous golden mane would make an awesome contest photo.

Stay tuned and start writing now!

 

 

 

 

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Caption Contest Winner: ‘Obama Tweets Pic of Himself Throwing Football on Super Bowl Sunday’

Friday, February 7th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Credit: The White House

Credit: The White House

Thanks to everyone who played along with our latest and extremely successful photo caption contest.  Also, a special thanks to the many PJM readers who joined our contest for the first time. We hope you enjoyed the experience and will consider becoming regular players.

So without further ado, here are the grand prize winners:

First place goes to one of our esteemed “Caption Kings,” RockThisTown for this zinger:

Obama touches a football . . . expect him to win a Nobel Pass Prize

The second grand prize is awarded to a newbie player, SirNapsalot who stayed awake long enough to write:

Obama: “Don’t you know? Super Bowl Sunday IS ALL ABOUT ME!”

Below are all the Honorable Mentions but, just go back to the contest and read all the entries because there were so many winners.

Jaycenr: Hey, can you guys change the camera angle so the circular logo on the field will look like another “halo” for me?

Aharris: I knew I’d be good at this! All the best QBs lead from behind.

Kuce, one of our regular Caption Kings had several great entries:

Thought balloon: This will show Hillary that I’ve got the bigger ball.

Fantasy Football from a Fantasy Administration

Thought balloon: Since the other team has decided not to cooperate with me, I’ll just take my little pen and paper and executive order my win.

Chris Matthews rushed to hospital after another thrill attack.

Thought balloon: Once Boehner sees how manly I am, he’s going to be crying again

And nothing on the Left is ever out of bounds. .

Now we must take a timeout and acknowledge our MVP “cfbleachers” for his uncommonly brilliant entries that are MORE than just captions.

Obama and American politics in a snapshot:

He’s playing a team sport…alone.
He won’t wear the home team’s uniform.
The media is playing with an empty deck.
There are never any witnesses.
And the ball never leaves his hands.

And this too:

Obama has submitted an executive fiat for realignment of the NFL.

The New Corporate Division:
The Corporate Jets
The Corporate Raiders
The Corporate Chiefs 
The Corporate Chargers
The Corporate Giants
The Corporate Titans
Slated for elimination from the league entirely who can no longer bitterly cling to their franchises
The Saints
The Cardinals
The Patriots
The Texans

Here’s another gem from cfbleachersThe reason I know this is an accurate picture, there isn’t a Republican in sight playing defense.

Moving on, one of our regular players Allan Crowson had three winners:

Hillary, from the sidelines: “The Super Bowl is over! What difference at this point does it make?”

“Hey, I thought you said we could keep moving those goal posts!”

“Fortunately, my college stats are all sealed.”

Then we have two more from our Grand Prize winner RockThisTown:

“If the rest of my team won’t act to solve problems, I’ve got a football & I’ve got an arm.”

Naturally, Obama is in front of the ‘Media Deck’ – the only stadium section that’ll give this so-called pass a pass.

Finally, Chris Henderson our reigning Caption King read Obama’s mind: Obama: “I made a home run!”

(However, RockThisTown might have just dethroned Henderson after this contest.)

So let the battle of the Caption Kings continue….

ONE MORE THING:

During our last contest I mentioned that I was going to be attending the National Prayer Breakfast on February 6 in Washington D.C. and was hoping to take a photo worthy of our next contest. HOWEVER, that was difficult because photos were not allowed in the ballroom with Our Beloved Leader. But, I did manage to take a few before being wrestled to the ground by S.S. agents.

So here is the best one and if you want to write some captions you may — but this is NOT an official contest.

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Credit: Myra Adams from where she was sitting.

 See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJM photo caption contest and OBVIOUSLY NOT THIS ONE.

 

 

 

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New Caption Contest: ‘Obama Tweets Pic of Himself Throwing Football on Super Bowl Sunday’

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 - by Myra Adams

 

obama football

Credit: The White House

 

Once again, our narcissist-in-chief has used a special occasion to tweet a photo of himself.  The headline of our piece appeared in Truth Revolt and was linked to at the Drudge Report.

Here is the piece with the tweet:

Sunday, President Obama celebrated the Super Bowl by having the White House tweet a picture of him throwing a football:

Game day. pic.twitter.com/95RA9iH8rc

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 2, 2014

President Obama said two weeks ago that he would not let his son, if he existed, play football: “I would not let my son play pro football.”

Obama has also criticized the violence of the game, stating, “I’m a big football fan, but I have to tell you, if I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football.” He then said that football was like smoking: “At this point, there’s a little bit of caveat emptor. These guys, they know what they’re doing. They know what they’re buying into. It is no longer a secret. It’s sort of the feeling I have about smokers, you know.”

UPDATE: The @BarackObama twitter feed from Organizing for Action has now tweeted out the same photo:

Broncos or Seahawks? pic.twitter.com/kes2UBu34w

—     Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 2, 2014

 

So contest fans, do you think we can have some post-Super Bowl fun with this photo?

PLEASE,  just try NOT to score too many “snarky points,” for the writers may end up in “Camp O,” (and that is NOT a football training camp with juicy steaks for dinner).

In other news, I am heading to D.C. this week to attend the National Prayer Breakfast and, as expected, our beloved tie-wearing, football-throwing First Fan and First Lady will be seen praying from the head table.

Therefore, my personal prayer for our next photo-caption contest is to be the one who receives the photo credit. But that will all depend on where I am sitting, because the event is held in the “mother of all ballrooms” at the Washington Hilton.

Meanwhile, does anyone want to bet that Dr. Ben Carson will NOT be speaking or even attending this year?

In case you forgot, it was during the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast when Dr. Carson spoke and became an overnight MVP of all Republicans after slamming ObamaCare in front of Obama. Watch this week as that all gets rehashed and replayed.

Have fun with this contest, folks, and be sure to say a “Hail Mary” for our football-throwing “Team Captain” as he attempts to throw a pass in this photo and then attends the Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning with (I am sure) fully-vetted speakers.

 

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Caption Contest Winner: Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair Seen in White House Photo

Monday, January 27th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
Obama sotu

“POTUS speech research” was the official White House caption.

 

Thanks to all who played along with our latest photo caption contest.

It was a happy time when, during our contest, we got word that our reigning Caption King, Chris Henderson had just escaped from re-education camp with the help of “Zip Code,” another one of our talented contest players.

Be sure to look back at the comments section and read about Henderson and Zip Code’s ingenious escape plan.  A Netflix movie is sure to follow.

Now that King Henderson is back  tormenting  truthfully describing our Beloved Leader, here are two of his winning captions:

Obama’s rolling papers.

White House Staffer: “Someone get this junk off the desk and make room for Obama’s feet!” 

(Editor’s Note: See our contest from 2013 about Obama’s feet on the historic White House desk.)

We are overjoyed about Chris Henderson’s escape, but those weeks at “Camp Obama” must have taken their toll because Chris was NOT the grand prize winner of this contest.

That honor went to rbj another Caption King, who so far, has eluded a Camp “O” vacation.  This winning caption perfectly described the contest photo:

The White House Office of Accountability

FunJohnny was also a grand prize winner with:

“This position has been abolished. We no longer need a researcher. We just make up our facts.”

Here are all the honorable mentions.

Zip Code:

The cup,—- Hey chair, are you guarding that speech?    The chair,— Yeah, can’t you see I’m armed.!

McGehee: 

This is what happens when the SOTU research team has a “chair” instead of a “chairman.”

Sherab: 

In the picture above, you can see the President directing the military operations during the night of the Benghazi attack.

Thanks again folks, and see you next time a photo is worthy of a PJ Tatler Caption Contest.

But wait, there’s more…

Several people have requested that I run a caption contest on the controversial  Planet Hillary image which appeared on the latest Sunday New York Times Magazine cover. As a result, this image has been “Topic A” at every NY/DC social gathering, and discussed ad nauseum on every cable TV news show in the last week.

The reason I did not offer a contest was because PJ Media columnist, Ed Driscoll had already covered this topic and used the image in his piece. That conflicted with my philosophy of always using fresh visual material. Now, with that said — if you can not resist writing a caption for “Planet Hillary” here is your opportunity.

hill planet

 

 

 

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New Caption Contest: Clint Eastwood’s Empty Chair Seen in White House Photo

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 - by Myra Adams
"POTUS speech research" is the official White House caption.

“POTUS speech research” is the official White House caption.

 

Today Politico featured this heartwarming piece with the headline, ”Backstage SOTU peek on Instagram.”

The White House, which is no stranger to social media, took to Instagram on Wednesday to give Americans a behind-the-scenes look as the president prepares his State of the Union address. President Barack Obama’s chief speechwriter, Cody Keenan, took over the White House Instagram account to post a few snapshots of the speech being prepared.

The series of five images shows Keenan at Obama’s desk discussing a speech draft; a fat binder and stack of papers labeled “POTUS speech research” next to a cup of coffee bearing the presidential seal; …..

 STOP RIGHT THERE! 

Is this the most perfect photo for a photo caption contest in our glorious history of photo caption contests?

For now we have proof that Clint Eastwood’s empty chair from the stage of the 2012 Republican National Convention resides in the White House speech writing room!

Eastwood’s infamous “empty chair performance” has personal meaning for me because I was in the audience watching, thinking and HOPING that his act was playing out better on television then it was in the Tampa convention center. But I was wrong because it came across WORSE!

So back to now….just how much fun will our brilliant, creative and snarky readers have while writing captions for this photo?

How many hilarious “thought bubbles” will emanate from the chair, the coffee cup, the binders full of  ___.

I can hardly wait…..

 

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Caption Contest Winners: What are Bill and Hillary Thinking at VA Governor McAuliffe’s Inauguration?

Monday, January 20th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

 

Bill and Hill at Terry

Credit: Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post

 

Thanks to all who played along with our latest contest.

Certainly this trio of Bill, Hill and Terry will be fun to watch and their new show should be called DEM Dynasty.

Now let’s get to the important business of naming our contest winners.

But first, a shout out to Kuce a new potential “Caption King” and with this entry:  Bill – Hey, better the devil you know than the devil you don’t. Oops – wrong caption contest! —  Kuce subtly reminded us that he won our last contest.

Memo to Kuce:

You are about to enter the winner’s circle again and there will be no need during our next contest to remind us that you won this contest. The mark of our reigning Caption Kings is creative brilliance tempered by humility.

So here is Kuce’s winning caption:

Hill – When I’m President I can have a Marine to hold this !@#% umbrella.

And the photo to which Kuce is referring:

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Moving along, our Grand Prize was awarded to the most humble and brilliant Caption King, cfbleachers, who submitted:

There isn’t an umbrella big enough to keep us out of The Reign.

Now for the Honorable Mentions:

RockThisTown: (another humble Caption King)

Bill – Dear God, let Terry do a good job . . . destroying all those records of illegal DNC fundraising that would ruin Hillary in 2016.

Cfbleachers again:

Bless us, oh Lord, for these thy gifts that we are about to receive….oops, wrong Governor of Virginia. Then again, maybe not!

Zip Code: (almost a Caption King)

Mr. Clinton,—- Psst Terry, Lose the flower and the suit, they want to see someone who is [common], not their [wealth].

Editor’s Note: Virginia is not only a state but the Commonwealth of Virginia. (Isn’t it amazing how much you learn from reading our silly little contests?)

Finally, our friend Kuce gave us yet another reason to laugh at the “DEM Dynasty”with this entry:

 Bill – Since Terry’s dressed like a Groom, I wonder if there will be Bridesmaids!

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

MISSING NOTICE: Where in the world is our beloved Caption King, Chris Henderson? Seriously folks, he has been absent from the first two contests of 2014 and I am beginning to wonder if he really has been taken to… well… you know where……

 

 

 

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New Caption Contest: What are Bill and Hillary Thinking at VA Governor McAuliffe’s Inauguration?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 - by Myra Adams

 

 Credit: Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post


Credit: Ricky Carioti / The Washington Post

 

So here is the “Power Couple of the Planet” at the sleaziest person to ever hold the office at their best friend, Terry McAuliffe’s, inauguration as the 72nd Governor of Virginia.

What are Bill and Hillary thinking? For what is Bill praying and about what is Hillary scheming? Most important, what does the second Governor of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, think about this trio as he is rolling in his grave?

After all, this newly minted Governor of Virginia wrote an autobiography in 2007 called, What a Party! My Life Among Democrats: Presidents, Candidates, Donors, Activists, Alligators, and Other Wild Animals.

Now be nice folks, for Governor McAuliffe might end up looking cleaner in the gift-accepting department than outgoing Governor Bob McDonnell. (Which would not be too difficult.)

As a Virginia property owner, I have a personal stake in how this state is managed, so I wish the new governor well and celebrate Virginia’s law that limits a governor to only one four-year term.

Perhaps Governor McAuliffe will be bored as a lame duck governor and decide to also retake his old job as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC.) From that perch, he could help his old pals Bill and Hill move back their old white painted residence in D.C.

Naw, Governor McAuliffe would not do that. No Virginia governor would ever do such a thing.

Oh wait, Governor Tim Kaine, now Senator Kaine, already did that when he served as Virginia Governor from January, 2006 – January, 2010. During part of his term, Kaine handled both jobs concurrently, serving as DNC Chairman from January, 2009 – April, 2011.

And to quote a phrase from Terry McAuliffe, “what a party!”

Speaking of parties, in November of 2003, then DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe was attending one of those glitzy D.C. black-tie affairs where one would expect to find someone like Terry McAuliffe.

As I spotted McAuliffe in the crowd, a girlfriend standing next to me asked if I would like to meet McAuliffe since he was a friend of hers. Now remember, back in November of 2003, Vermont Governor Howard Dean was the frontrunner on track to win the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination. However, I believed Dean would be an easy candidate for President Bush to defeat.

So we sauntered over to where McAuliffe was standing and my friend introduces us. Then I proceeded to tell Chairman McAuliffe how much I adored Howard Dean and hoped that Dean would win the nomination in 2004. McAuliffe responded with glee and his eyes lit up with dollar signs, imagining I was a new potential donor – until my friend interrupted the conversation saying, “Terry, Myra is a Republican and she is only pulling your leg.”

That conversation ended as abruptly as our new caption contest shall begin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo Caption Contest Winners: Proposed Satan Statue for Oklahoma State Capitol

Monday, January 13th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
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Rendering of Satan statue proposed by The Satanic Temple.
(credit: courtesy of The Satanic Temple)

Thanks to all who entered our first and very popular photo caption contest of the new year.

Based on all the politically incorrect entries, several of you should follow the lead of our friend “rbj” who entered:

Rendering of the Obama statue proposed by The Obama Temple.

Then, he quickly followed up with this comment:

It was begging to be said.  I‘m packing for reeducation camp right now.

Please note that this is an excellent example of pro-active thinking. May I suggest that many of you regular contest goers keep your bags packed as well.

Now let us begin the “hellish task” of announcing the winners of this “devil of a contest.”

There were two writers that stood out Kuce and RockThisTown. Both had numerous entries and several that deserved a place in the winner’s circle.

Kuce:

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

“Satan visits OK State Capitol; conveys greetings from Timothy McVeigh.”

“Representative of Infernal Revenue Service visits Oklahoma to teach children the dangers of the TEA Party.”

Satanic Temple demands equal representation in Capitol. Satan’s PR person quoted as saying “All politics is Hell – we just want our fair share”

“Satan relocates HQ to Oklahoma after Climate Change adversely impacts Hell”

“Oklahoma children welcome key Obama adviser to the capitol”

RockThisTown:

The Satanic Temple? You didn’t build that!

“Ahhhh, I love the smell of burning souls in the morning.”

A shoo-in to win a Nobel Peace Prize before he’s seated in the Temple.

“Hello, my name is Satan! Like me on Facebook.”

Hey, where’s my pitchfork? Oh yeah, I left it on Air Force One.

See, I told you to keep those camp bags packed!

Here are a few more winners. (Seriously, this winners post could be three pages long, so better that you just go back and read all the entries.)

DPeterson:  “AP: The Democrats introduce their new Official Spokesman…”

wombat1: “If you like the religion you already have, of course you can keep it.”

David77 had two winners:

“Satan, Prince of Lies, …, oh wait, Obama has already received that honor.”

“Satan, Prince of Darkness. Hey, wait, that’s racist.”

Cfbleachers our “Caption King Emeritus” displayed his usual brilliance with these three winners. (Note: As mentioned in the original contest, The Satanic Temple has named that “thing” depicted in the statue, Baphomet.)

Baphomet vs. The Ten Commandments, the final knockout game.

I understand Baphomet has little chance of winning a spot in Oklahoma, but that MSNBC has offered an anchor position as consolation.

“Can I get the internet on my Obamaphone?” Sure, your browser is called Baphomet.

Finally, our contest was missing entries from our 2013 Caption King, Chris Henderson. A signal that he is back in re-education camp (again) likely due to the photo below that he submitted to our last contest.

FREE HENDERSON NOW!

Alert the (Danish) media and see you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJ Tatler Photo Caption Contest.


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New Photo Caption Contest: Proposed Satan Statue for Oklahoma State Capitol

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 - by Myra Adams
 Rendering of Satan statue proposed by The Satanic Temple. (credit: courtesy of The Satanic Temple)

Rendering of Satan statue proposed by The Satanic Temple.
(credit: courtesy of The Satanic Temple)

 

Our first caption contest of 2014 begins with a little hell-raising.

The photo depicts a 7-foot-tall statue of Satan proposed by a New York based group called The Satanic Temple. The proposal is their response to a Ten Commandments monument placed in the Oklahoma Capitol in 2012.

According to CBS-NY local news:

The group formally submitted its application to a panel that oversees the Capitol grounds, including an artist’s rendering that depicts Satan as Baphomet, a goat-headed figure with horns, wings and a long beard that’s often used as a symbol of the occult. In the rendering, Satan is sitting in a pentagram-adorned throne with smiling children next to him.

The Satanic Temple is arguing that the privately funded Ten Commandments monument in the Capitol building opens the door for their statue. You can expect to hear more about this “hot” issue as the year progresses.

The photo caption, “Rendering of Satan statue proposed by The Satanic Temple” is what appeared in CBS News piece. However, I am confident that PJ Media readers are capable of writing the most hellish captions allowed on a family news site tweaking that caption ever so slightly.

So are you up for the task?  Do I hear panting and chomping at the bit?

But before you begin there is only one contest guideline that MUST be obeyed:

Thou shall defend the Lord our God and Keep His Commandments.

Now, go have some fun tormenting Baphomet the goat and the smiling children.

 

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Caption Contest Winner: Show Off Your Creativity!

Saturday, December 21st, 2013 - by Myra Adams

Obama approved large

Thanks to everyone who showed off their creativity by participating in our latest contest.  (Although PJ Media’s newest contest is on the front page and offers more opportunity to prove how brilliant and clever you are today.)

As usual we had too many winners and not enough pixel space so tough decisions had to be made.

Here are the Honorable Mentions:

RockThisTown had two:

Multi-trillion dollar line of credit. Approved.
Nukes for Iran. Approved.
Unlimited spying. Approved.
IRS abuses. Approved.
Guns for drug cartels. Approved.
Trampling the Constitution. Approved.

and

Signed into law . . . resigned into flaw.

Zipcode also had two:

Wording between date and signature—- Chinese credit card, no limit, expires 2016.

Wording between date and signature — Your drivers permit for any golf course in all 57 states, must be signed to be valid.

Cfbleachers had two Honorables:

Before passing Obamacare, here is the sum total of what the Democrats had to read.

Is it just me, or does that signature contain the sign for…Absolute Zero?

Now for the Grand Prize winners of one year of Obamacare and a lifetime credit check when your identity is stolen.

Cfbleachers:

Ahhh, we finally see what one of Obama’s briefings looks like.

The final Grand Prize is awarded to Chris Henderson who gave us our first “visual” winner and one where no words are needed except see you all next time a photo is worthy of a Tatler Photo Caption Contest.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Contest contest

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New Caption Contest: Show Off Your Creativity!

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 - by Myra Adams

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As President Obama heads to Hawaii for an expensive, mostly taxpayer funded, and well-deserved holiday vacation, he can not escape the mess Obamacare has caused — is causing — and will continue to cause throughout the fly over states.

(Speaking of “fly over states,” have you ever seen Jason Aldean’s video of his popular song, Fly Over States?  If not watch it here, but you had better come back to this contest!)

Just in case you are not exactly sure about what our contest image is, or represents — it is a close-up of Obama’s signature on the bill that birthed “Obamacare” on March 23, 2010, a date that will live in semi-infamy.

Now, loyal contest groupies  fans (and newcomers) are tasked with the following holiday fun:

  • Write a sentence or two that fits between the date and Obama’s signature.
  • Submit a caption for the entire image.
  • Write a “thought bubble” for anything that appears on the image.

Based on past experience, I am quite confident this will be a Christmas creativity “contest to remember” in the merriest of seasons.

So go drink some spiked eggnog and get started NOW.

Have fun and please be advised of our holiday-only contest rule: ANYTHING GOES!

HO HO HO  (Half-joking about that rule, please be reasonable folks!)

 

 

 

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Caption Contest Winner: Just How Mad Is Michelle As Obama Enjoys the Danish? (Prime Minister)

Friday, December 13th, 2013 - by Myra Adams

 

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Photo Credit: Reuters

 

With all the excessive media attention paid to this photo you would think it was of Obama shaking hands with a ruthless Cuban dictator named Castro.

But we had some fun with it didn’t we?

Thanks to all who played along with our latest contest and I must say all you loyal contest regulars are truly a special breed.

As usual, there were too many great captions and not enough space to post them all, so here is the best of the best.

The grand prize winner was RockThisTown with six brilliant entries:

The President is confident that eye dagger stab wounds are covered by Obamacare.

“Did you hear the one about being able to keep your doctor?”

“Your country or mine?”

“My official motto is ‘Let them eat cake.’ What’s yours?”

“We really should get together for some wealth redistributing!”

Michelle thought bubble: “Whoever did this seating chart is sooo fired . . .”

Here are the other winning entries:

The great and powerful Cfbleachers had three:

“Depends on the meaning of ‘is’?  No, you gonna find out the meaning of “was”.

“How’s Eunuch Hussein Obama sound to you right about now?”

“You can sleep on the sofa. And enjoy all the “selfies” you want.”

Allan Crowson had two winners:

“Let me remind you, dear, she didn’t build that!”

“Don’t worry, honey, if you like your prime minister, you can keep her. Period. I guarantee it!”

 Zip Code had several good ones and this winner:

 Michelle, Whispering, [Let's Move]

Chris Henderson also had several good ones and these two winners:

 Michelle just drew her own red line.

 Barry’s Fast, Michelle’s Furious.

Great job everyone!

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

And here’s a news flash: Danish has just been banned from the White House for health reasons — the President’s health that is.

 

 

 

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New Caption Contest: Just How Mad Is Michelle As Obama Enjoys the Danish? (Prime Minister)

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 - by Myra Adams
Photo Credit: Reuters

Photo Credit: Reuters

 

Who knew Nelson Mandela’s funeral would be such fun?

Here is the caption that ran in the UK Daily Mail under the subject of our latest photo caption contest:

Obama and the Danish Prime Minister share a joke during the memorial service as the First Lady looks on unimpressed.

UNIMPRESSED? Really?  Talk about understatements.

How about this caption instead:

If looks could kill, the Secret Service would have Michelle arrested.

So with the photo providing such great raw material, I am confident that PJ Media readers will submit captions, “thought bubbles” and other assorted comments that will impress all who read them.

Here are some suggestions and general guidelines:

What is the joke that Obama is telling Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schimidt?

Did he just ask her if she used to be captain of the Danish Bikini Team? Is THAT why the First Lady is so  ticked off  “unimpressed?” 

What is Michelle glaring at?

Give me “thought bubbles” people! I MUST know what Michelle is thinking.

Now let’s talk about the rules. Keep it clean, classy and sassy are all that apply to this contest.

Have fun and remember not to tick off Michelle Obama anymore than her husband already has.

 

 

 

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Photo Caption Contest Winner: Hope and Change Morphs Into Shame

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 - by Myra Adams
Photo Credit: Getty

Photo Credit: Getty

Thanks to everyone who included our latest caption contest in their Thanksgiving weekend activities.

As usual, the entries were humorous, creative, and politically astute, making judging extremely difficult. Especially popular with the turkey-stuffed judges were the poetic entries.

Cfbleachers our “Caption King Emeritus” was inspired by Shakespeare (Google the name, kids) when he wrote:

If you cross the king
You might live in the towers
Or be kidnapped and buried
Beneath the leaves and the flowers
But the prison that tortures
the mind and the soul
Is that we twice chose our dungeon
So the shame is all ours.

Another favorite ditty was written by Allen Crowson:

There once was a guy named Barack,
To whose style all the blue ones did flock.
He promised O’Care
But it’s Buyer Beware!
And now the whole thing’s just a crock.

Now, for the caption and “thought bubble” winners we have obtained some old, faded, 2008 Obama “Hope and Change” posters for our two grand prize winners.

First is Zip Code for this sad (and almost true) Obama “thought bubble:”

Get that man’s name and address, he forgot to bow.

And then cfbleachers for this even sadder and truer caption:

My insurance was cancelled, my Obama-phone was shut off and my identity was hacked on the government website. You’re in good hands, with All Statist.

Here are the rest of the best. (However, if you go back to the contest post and click “view all” you will realize that most of the entries deserved to be in the winner’s circle.) Like this one by Kuce:

Not seen below the photo – It’s a shame – I can’t declare martial law.

 P Henry Saddleburr: (Are you related to Thurston Howell the Third?)

Yes We Can. Yes We Can……..make your life a living hell.

Brian FitzGerald:  Asked for directions and he tells me where the map is…

Thom1:  Bubble…”even the phone quit working…”

RockThisTown:  I Walk the Lie.

Finally, two more from our grand prize winner, cfbleachers:

If you like your poverty, you can keep your poverty.

Buddy can you spare a little hope…and change?

And one more from Zip Code:

Gentleman on left,—I really don’t need that map to tell me this is[1984 Orwell St.]

Yes, it MUST be “1984″ because “Big Brother (really is) Watching You” and “Ignorance is Strength.”  (That explains why President Obama was re-elected.)

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

Meanwhile, as you go about your life in 2013 remember back in 1948 George Orwell wrote this prophetic line in the book 1984:   

“It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words.”

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New Photo Caption Contest: Hope and Change Morphs Into Shame

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 - by Myra Adams
Photo Credit: Getty

Photo Credit: Getty

 

When I first saw our contest photo attached to a piece in the liberal-leaning Daily Beast with the headline, Americans Don’t Like Obama’s Job Performance — or Him,” I literally gasped.

As an occasional “conservative” contributor to the Daily Beast, I understand the mindset of their editors and readers.

So now I can officially declare that Obama-mania has been extinguished for such a headline to have appeared.

With the accepted knowledge that PJ Tatler Photo Caption Contests are all about YOUR brilliance and creativity, here is another opportunity to display those talents.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend when you need an escape from eating, shopping, football, or listening to that obnoxious relative who took the President’s advice and is talking up Obamacare at dinner, just slip away to a quiet place and write a snarky caption.

But not too snarky because our Beloved Leader does not enjoy criticism, or your humor, and is not afraid to unleash the IRS if he perceives you are a threat. (Just ask Dr. Ben Carson after he spoke out against Obamacare at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year.)

Besides a general caption, feel free to write “thought bubbles” for the poster and the man walking by.

Little poems are also encouraged like this one I could not resist:

No more hope or change?

It’s such a darn shame

but all you Dems must take the blame

cuz the GOP knew back in ’08 that his slogan was insane.

For the only slogan he ever needed was “blame Bush”

and the results would have been the same.

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‘Narcissist in Chief Strikes Again on 50th Anniversary of JFK Death’

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 - by Myra Adams
Credit: The White House

Credit: The White House

 

Twitchy is having some fun with this photo that the White House tweeted yesterday, adding the headline “Narcissist in Chief strikes again on 50th anniversary of JFK death.”

BizPac Review, meanwhile, has a piece with the headline “Is this the most narcissistic photo ever?”

That question began as a declarative tweet by Bill Hobbs.

twitterAs the purveyor of our world famous Tatler Photo Caption Contests, let it be known that this photo is NOT for contest purposes.

However, feel free to make snarky comments about how EVERY event and EVERY occasion, no matter how solemn, is somehow always ALL ABOUT HIM.

 

 

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Photo Caption Contest Winner: President Obama Through the Looking Glass

Friday, November 22nd, 2013 - by Myra Adams
Credit: Drudge Report

Credit: Drudge Report

 

Great job everyone! The entries to our latest contest exceeded my extremely high expectations.

You all make it so difficult for the judges to pick one grand prize winner that they went with four.

Blackgriffin, a first time winner wrote this zinger:

“Ah, now I see it, right down there – what little remains of my credibility.”

HiPlanesDrifter entertained us with:

Little Boy Thought Bubble: ‘Even as a 1st grader, I don’t need a looking glass to see through all your lies.’

Formerly Steve Smith:

If you like your magnified self image, then you can keep your magnified self image.

The judges also selected “the people’s choice,” an entry from our Caption King Emeritus Cfbleachers who earned nine “likes” for this caption:

Here take this, Mister Obama. It helps to find clues and I heard you haven’t got one.

Here are the rest of the best:

Chris Henderson (our reigning Caption King) wrote:

The Private Eye Sector is doing fine.

Zip Code (a Caption King wanna-be) won with:

Do you boys and girls know what lessons you need to take to become the
President? (All in unison— GOLF!)

HiPlanesDrifter:

Obama Thought Bubble: ‘Maybe if I hold this thing right, I’ll win a Nobel Prize in Science to go with my other one.’

ForTheWest:

Little boy: “Hey you a dumb guy, Mr. President, that’s not gonna make today’s 5 new enrollees any bigger.”

Formally Steve Smith: (again)

Those 100 million Obama enrollees must be there somewhere.

Kuce:

From the people who brought you the Obamaphone ™ and ObamaCare ™: It’s the Obamafier! ™ Makes even the smallest approval ratings look GIGANTIC!!!

Here are two more from our first Caption King cfbleachers (who started the ultra-competitive nature of our contest a few years back.)

(from the little boy) Can I borrow a red crayon, I want to practice drawing lines.

Thought bubble of the little boy: “Is that your conscience?”

RockThisTown (another royal Caption King) gave us six winners:

“I’m giving each and every child here today one of these things – because it’s the only way your parents’ paychecks will be made bigger!”

“Look real close, kids & you can see how much the unemployment rate has come down.”

“My specialty is micro-economics, where I take huge amounts of money & reduce them to small amounts of money.”

“See kids, this thing helps you look onto other kids’ test papers – it’s how I got through college & law school!”

“This is great for counting all those zeros in $17 trillion!”

“Hey, you’re right! The rise of the oceans is beginning to slow, but I still can’t see where the earth is healing.”

(In case you forgot, this caption is based on an infamous Obama speech that he gave in June, 2008 after capturing the Democratic nomination. Now, I dare you to listen to this speech and still manage to keep your lunch down.)

Oops, will someone please bring me a towel?

So while I was busy cleaning up… I almost forgot to say, “See you all next time a photo is worthy of a PJ Media Photo Caption Contest.”

 

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New Photo Caption Contest: President Obama Through the Looking Glass

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 - by Myra Adams
Credit: Drudge Report

Credit: Drudge Report

Once again, a Drudge Report photo was the inspiration behind our newest Photo Caption Contest.

The Drudge headline and link that captioned the photo read:

CBS News Poll: Obama Crashes to 37%.

But we know PJ Media readers can write much better headlines.

So start your imaginations and power up your communication devices.

Besides a general caption, consider writing a “thought bubble” for the looking glass or the little boy next to Obama.

There are no rules for this contest because rules are so 20th century.

However, this contest is no place for haters — only BRILLIANT and CREATIVE thinkers who understand how to mix Obama-isms, current events, history, politics, humor and fairy tales into winning entries that bring smiles to millions of readers across the globe.

Have fun and remember the image in the glass may be distorted due to media bias.

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Photo Caption Contest Winner: Is it ‘Fairy Tale’ Time at the White House?

Monday, November 18th, 2013 - by Myra Adams

 

Credit: Drudge Report

Credit: Drudge Report

 

Thanks to all who participated in our latest Photo Caption Contest.

The judges have spoken and they had trouble picking one winner because you all are just too darn clever. (At the end of this winners post you will learn where “clever” lands you these days.)

After reading the entries it was obvious that our readers are intimately familiar with The Wizard of Oz.

(I am dating myself but I remember when the Wizard of Oz was televised once a year and it was a major social and entertainment event.)

And with that thought in mind – let’s begin with two winning entries from our “Caption King Emeritus” otherwise known as cfbleachers:

Where’s the truth in all this?  Somewhere over the reign, BO.

So, just click your ruby heels together and say “I wish I had my old policy, I wish I had my old policy”

RockThisTown: Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kenya anymore.

x2klbofun: Pay no attention to that man behind the TelePrompTer

Chris Henderson: Obamacare: A Blizzard of Laws.

Here are the non-Wizard of Oz winning entries.

Zipcode: Yesterday I was in [Good Hands with Allstate] today I’m in the wrong hands with all flakes!

Adi had two winners: When the bubble bursts, Obamacare Fairy will revert back to a frog.

New Obamacare pitch ad: If you like your fairy tale you can live in your fairy tale.

Chris Henderson: MSNBC Breaking News: Tooth Fairy Not Real; Obama Tells Children He Blames Bush.

Finally, as promised, here is what happens to “clever” citizens these days.

After I inquired in the winners post from our last contest as to why reigning Caption King, Chris Henderson missed this very popular contest, he commented that he had been detained in Obama’s Re-education Camp but fortunately had just escaped.

Then, for this contest, Chris Henderson had several entries and I commented after this one:

Glinda the Good Witch visits the White House to see if Obamacare will cover the house that fell on Hillary.

Myra’s comment:

Laughing and laughing. SO glad you joined us. How was the food at Re-education camp? I bet they served non-organic arugula and the food left over from Michelle’s school lunch programs.

Chris Henderson’s reply comment:

The arugula wasn’t as bad as the dog we were served every Tuesday. Just long days of being forced to polish his Nobel “Peace” Prize and his many teleprompters. The library only contained his two “autobiographies” and all the other books written by Bill Ayers. ;-) I escaped by using one of the many unused shovels from his shovel-ready jobs program and tunneled my way out.

Finally, a rare eye-witness account from inside the walls of Obama’s re-education camps.

But Chris was too proud to mention that he was forced to build entire cabins only using  Solyndra solar panels. (Good to know that $530 million of our tax dollars are being put to good use as affordable housing materials.)

But even worse, Chris has been re-trained as a Chevy Volt salesman.

To use a winning quote from cfbleachers, “Where’s the truth in all this?  Somewhere over the reign, BO.”

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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