Monday, July 28, 2014

Quote du jour

"Know thyself" is a highly overrated piece of wisdom. As for knowing the self of others, forget it. Know what they do and judge them by their works.
-Charles Krauthammer

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Quote du jour

In 100 years, we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching remedial English in college.
-Joseph Sobran

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Stargate DNC

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Obama's symbiotic relationship with James "Serpenthead" Carville would serve him well during the upcoming slave rebellion.

Solar, and Thanks For All the Fish!

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I am writing this primarily with the view of having liberal heads 'splode, so hopefully the rest of you will bear with me: I'm going solar.

That's right! Another conservative who doesn't care a fig about the environment, according to liberals (who are wrong about most other things, too), is going to help save the planet by going green! Hm. It's already starting to sound a little bit like thunder! Anyway, To borrow another one of their memes, I am taking money out of their pockets to pay for it, because I am receiving a (drum roll, please!) government subsidy!

At this point, a few liberals, smug in the warmth and comfort of their tiny little minds, might bleat that I am being "hypocritical" for accepting a "government handout". But the action I am taking is precisely that which this subsidy was designed to produce, i.e. producing more 'green' energy. Will they argue against that which helps save the planet? Argue against those subsidies they concocted and then pushed through the legislature?? Berate me for merely doing what they asked of me??? Besides, most of the "subsidies of corporations" and "tax cuts for the rich" of which they complain, are simply deductions that, allow a person or business to keep a little more of what they themselves make, if they do the things that government proscribes. Remember too, that most of the "loopholes" that demagoguing politicians rail against are those very deductions that they wrote into the law for themselves and their rich friends. We will pause here a moment to consider the dilemma of liberals trying in vain to balance this train of thought, nicely illustrated here:


Greenness, however, you may have guessed, was not the primary motivating purpose of the endeavor. Nor the fact that I am helping out a beleaguered utility company, forced to accept foolish, ever higher quotas for solar energy production by our notoriously wacky California legislature. With the invisible hand gloved in a subsidy, the proposal penciled out pretty well. My monthly payments will be approximately what I have paid for a combined bill of gas and electricity, averaged over the last 24 months. Yet, the solar array will produce a little over twice my annual consumption, or, in layman's terms, 1.21 jiggawatts.


Therefore, it will be visible from outer space.

Producing twice the energy I require (you are welcome, California!) should both offset my gas bill and generate a small profit from the remainder of the buyback. In addition, it is a hedge against the cost of inevitable energy increases for the foreseeable future. Also, I believe it will also add value to my home when it is eventually sold, though again, not in the foreseeable future.

The solar company also provides you with a gizmo where you can monitor the output of the array, so I can sit like Scrooge McDuck on the bags of money in my vault, and actually watch the solar dollars roll in! Plus, it enables me to act upon my dislike of my utility company, (even though I am helping them out), and stop sending them a check every month.

It's good to own your own power company. I'll keep you posted if that should ever change.
Cross posted at LCR



A Little Saturday Night Music

Tom Paxton - 'Dogs at Midnight'

Best of the Web*

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*…that I’ve seen all week!
Political/SocioEconomic

The vacant presidency -Charles Krauthammer

IRS Caught Lying to Both a Federal Judge and Congress

Your ♡bamaCare!!! Fail of the Day

Rep. Jeff Duncan tweets POTUS 21 ways to secure the border


Videos

Watch a 72-year-old Buzz Aldrin punch a jerk in the face for calling him a 'liar'


The Brilliant @EvanSayet Explains How Liberals ‘Think’


Culture

Beretta USA packs their bags

My secret lust for right-wing women

Science and Technology

CNN Poll: Twice as many Americans were hurt by Obamacare than were helped




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

Sunday Funnies

Point Of View

One Giant Leap...Backwards

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Earl of Taint - Unauthorized (“Tasty”) School Bake Sales Trigger Government Actions


Humpday Humor

TGIF Toons


Linkfests:

The Paste -A Poor Mans Drudge Report....

LIVE AT FIVE: 07.23.14


Rule Five Roundup:
(While all Rule Five posts may be NSFW, I generally only flag the ones that are certainly NSFW)

90 Miles From Tyranny - Blogs With Rule 5 Links

American Power- Lea Michele Bikini Photos in Italy , Cara Delevingne Bikini Photos in Saint-Tropez, Mariana Braga for Alessandro Casagrande and Polanski Magazine

Slippery When Wet !

Selena Gomez Posts Something on Instagram; People Flip Out


By Other Means - Tuesday Tap, Rack, and Bang, Cosplay

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes - Meisa Kuroki, Meisa Kuroki again, Michelle Jenneke, Paola Turbay, Claire Coffee

Daily Mail –Karrueche Tran

E.B.L. - Bill Clinton mistress was called "the Engergizer" by the Secret Service

Good Monday Morning

Friday Night Babe - Coco Ho!

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World -The Friday Pin Up

Hookers and Booze

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Dog Daze

Pirates Cove - Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup, If All You See…, If All You See…, If All You See…

PostalDog - Scarlett Johansson

Randy's Roundtable - Thursday Nite Tart

Reaganite Republican: Amanda Lajcaj

Sex in Advertising - Adrianna Lima (video)

The Last Tradition - Melyssa Ford

Theo Spark – Bedtime Totty, Teatime Totty, Teatime Totty

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Mariette Hartley!

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba - Friday Nite Tite Dresses, Babes and Wheels, Leg day, Buenas


Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. Please send links of news, commentary, choice humor or Rule Fivage to: Proof.Positive@Hotmail.com

Quote du jour

Obama sent Holder to investigate Holder, Lerner to investigate Lerner, and Shinseki to investigate Shinseki. No smidgen of corruption found.
-Proof

Friday, July 25, 2014

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Coco Ho!

(*a.k.a. Rule Five Friday)

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Quote du jour

“ The price of wisdom is eternal thought. ”
— Frank Birch

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Mariette Hartley!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five Thursday)

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

Quote du jour

The Pew Research Center found last year that of the 5.4 million Mexican immigrants who reside legally in the U.S. today, only 36 percent have chosen to become citizens.
-John Fund

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Medal of Honor

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Specialist Fourth Class Frank A. Herda


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp4c. Herda (then Pfc.) distinguished himself while serving as a grenadier with Company A. Company A was part of a battalion-size night defensive perimeter when a large enemy force initiated an attack on the friendly units. While other enemy elements provided diversionary fire and indirect weapons fire to the west, a sapper force of approximately 30 men armed with hand grenades and small charges attacked Company A's perimeter from the east. As the sappers were making a last, violent assault, 5 of them charged the position defended by Sp4c. Herda and 2 comrades, 1 of whom was wounded and lay helpless in the bottom of the foxhole. Sp4c. Herda fired at the aggressors until they were within 10 feet of his position and 1 of their grenades landed in the foxhole. He fired 1 last round from his grenade launcher, hitting 1 of the enemy soldiers in the head, and then, with no concern for his safety, Sp4c. Herda immediately covered the blast of the grenade with his body. The explosion wounded him grievously, but his selfless action prevented his 2 comrades from being seriously injured or killed and enabled the remaining defender to kill the other sappers. By his gallantry at the risk of his life in the highest traditions of the military service, Sp4c. Herda has reflected great credit on himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.


Sp4c. Herda: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are fewer than a hundred living MoH recipients today. Their names and their stories should not be forgotten. My mission is to honor one of those heroes here each week, and salute them for their courage and sacrifice. In the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy:
“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors; the men it remembers.”

Quote du jour

"That's why Hillary needs to win. She's going after the electoral college, he's going after the community college."
-Greg Gutfeld, on Bill Clinton's rumored new mistress "Energizer"

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...




I may not be exactly sure what she's selling, but, I'm pretty sure I'm in the market!

"Made" of Orleans

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Joan of Arc Welding

Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art
Cross posted at LCR


Quote du jour

"In 10,000 years, we'll either all be dead (well, you folks will be dead — my un-frozen head will be doing just fine) or we'll consider radiation sickness one of those ancient problems, like the mercury poisoning that once gave us "mad hatters" and Helen Thomas."
- Jonah Goldberg

Monday, July 21, 2014

Quote du jour

“The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon.”
― Robert Cormier

Sunday, July 20, 2014

James Garner, R.I.P.

Sadly, actor James Garner passed away yesterday.

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James Garner played the handsome, likeable rogue Bret Maverick in the western series of the same name, the handsome, likeable rogue James Rockford in the Rockford Files, the handsome, likeable rogue in... well, you get the idea. But, Garner was the handsome leading man with flaws and imperfections. It was very easy to identify with the characters he played, because he infused humanity into the characters, and the reality that just because he may be a marquee idol, not everything was going to work out for him, much as it hasn't for the rest of us.

Over the course of his career, Garner was the master of almost happily ever after. Things may not have gone as he'd planned, but they turned out pretty darn good, and hey! Life is good, so, I guess there's hope for the rest of us! He was entertaining to watch and, as I said, easy to identify with. And he never seemed to let fame and leading man good looks go to his head. He could be the quintessential 'guy next door'. He was 86.

Rest in peace, Mr. Garner.




Maverick's debut was in 1957,
Rockford in 1974

Quote du jour

In life, you can either go out as a suspect or a prospect.
-David Webb

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A Little Saturday Night Music

Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto (English Translation and Lyrics)

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