If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?-Scott Adams
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
It was reportedly a 6.0 quake, causing a lot of damage, much of it from fires from ruptured gas lines. No fatalities or missing persons reported yet. But take a look at the double yellow lines in that picture I just grabbed. CalTrans is filling a crack in the roadway: look how far the roadway has shifted side to side.
Cross posted at LCR
Saturday, August 23, 2014
*…that I’ve seen all week!
REPORT: James Foley Rescue Mission Failed Because Obama 'Dragged His Feet'
NY Times Reporter: Obama “Greatest Threat To Press Freedom In A Generation”
U.S. helping build border fence … in Ukraine
Cigars, But Not Close -Mark Steyn
DUI D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg bought 23 gallons of vodka in 15 months, at one store
Ferguson Question For The Gungrabbers
Georgia mother hides children, shoots intruder 5 times during home invasion Some people making a big deal about Officer Wilson shooting six times. SIX TIMES!!
Hold up of US missile shipment to Israel reportedly resolved
A Beautiful and Powerful Video Tribute to Robin Williams
Overwhelmed -Lest we forget...
Reading the Tea Leaves in Johnson County -a golden oldie from Mark Steyn on the militarization of the police
Random Thoughts -Thomas Sowell
Science and Technology
SpaceX rocket hovers 820 feet and lands
Incredible Footage Shows SpaceX Rocket Automatically Detonate in Mid-Air After ‘Anomaly Was Detected’
Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page
The Drunken Rose of Texas
John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD
Earl of Taint - Compare And Contrast
Reaganite's Sunday Funnies
The Paste -A Poor Mans Drudge Report....
Angry Clingers UNITE!
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 - Hot pick, Morning Mistress, Girls with Guns, Hot pick
American Power- Miss Colombia Paola Builes Stripped of Beauty Crown Because of Racy Bikini Photos, Jennifer Nicole Lee Mighty Bikini in Miami, Sylvie Van de Vaart Perfect Bikini Bod
Rule 5 Linkfest with Katy Perry
By Other Means - Cosplay, Lydia, Shiny
The Daley Gator – Daley Babes - Mina Asakura, Rachel Skarsten, Tina Huang
Daily Mail – Jessica Simpson
E.B.L. - Viva la France!, Jessica Alba and Marilyn Monroe: Separated by Subway Grates, Sophia Loren, Raquel Welch
Good Monday Morning, Fishnet Friday
Friday Night Babe- Nicole Murphy!
Good Stuff's Cyber World #152
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World -The Friday Pin Up
Hookers and Booze
Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Attaboy!
Pirates Cove - Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup, If All You See…, If All You See…, If All You See…
PostalDog - Adrianne Palicki
Randy's Roundtable - Thursday Nite Tart
Sex in Advertising - Guess
Spurs Realm - G & G southern style
The Last Tradition - Vera Sidika
Theo Spark – Bedtime Totty, Teatime Totty, Bedtime Totty, Saturday Totty, Teatime Totty
The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday
Vintage Babe of the Week – Lili St. Cyr
Rule 5 Woodsterman Style
Your Crazy Uncle Bubba - Friday Nite Tite Dresses, Saturday Short Shorts
...and the obligatory 49'er cheerleader
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
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I don't say this lightly. I have the utmost admiration and respect for Charles Krauthammer. He is a gifted thinker and has a way with words that is virtually unparalleled. The man can turn a phrase like no other. I don't always agree with Charles, but on those few occasions that he drifts from orthodoxy, which is to say, whatever I believe to be true, his reasoning for it is always well thought out.
I direct your attention to today's Quote du jour, taken from his best selling "Things That Matter":
"It's hard to blame this state of affairs on a fickle public. Blame also belongs to the idiot politicians who decided 30 years ago to abandon the moon and send us on a pointless and endless journey into low-Earth orbit. President Bush has sensibly called an end to this nonsense and committed us to going back to the moon and, ultimately, to Mars. If his successors don't screw it up, within 10 years NASA will have us back to where we belong - on other worlds."
-Charles Krauthammer, Aug. 3, 2007
That was written seven years ago this month. Raise your hand if you seriously think we will return to the Moon or go to Mars in the next three years, with our space program focused more on Muslim self esteem than going where no man has gone before.
Can you see his error? Can you see what was unfathomable and unthinkable in 2007?
If his successors don't screw it upHe used the plural: "successors". In retrospect, how could he have known that it would not take more than one successor to "screw up" and decimate the space program?
Because he is a man of integrity, he allowed this glaring error to be republished in his book. It only took one successor to George W. Bush to screw up the space program (along with the economy, race relations and foreign affairs) and deny us access to the heavens. Unless you consider the outrageous amounts we pay one of our biggest geopolitical enemies to ferry us to the space station, at their whim, which, hamstrings us to an extent in standing against their earthly aggression.
In retrospect, I can see how Charles could have made the error. Few people, even those who were certain that Obama would be disastrous for our country, could fully envision the magnitude of that disaster. Who knew?
Cross posted at LCR