Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Obama the Descendant of Slaves?

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On his mother's side???

WASHINGTON — For genealogists, President Obama’s family tree is the gift that keeps on giving.

There was Dick Cheney, Warren Buffett and Sarah Palin. On Monday, genealogists added another notable figure to Obama's unlikely list of relatives: John Punch, a Virginia slave who some historians consider the first African enslaved in the colonies.

The connection to Punch, an indentured servant forced into slavery in 1640, comes from Obama’s mother’s side of the family, said Joseph Shumway, a genealogist with Ancestry.com, the website that has been researching the president’s family tree for years.

In a not so rare bit of Fauxcahontas envy, with less than 100 days before the 2012 election, genealogists have "uncovered" a link between Obama and slavery. AP might have thought this nothingburger story might give the 'Bamster a little more street cred, to have the "blood of slaves" flowing through his veins, but I don't think there are that many people in this country that give a rat's patoot whether Barry is 50% or 51% or 52% black.

Even if it were true, having an ancestor that far back on the family tree did nothing to shape his thinking in his formative years or beyond. Besides, it doesn't matter who Obama is so much as what he has done, which is nothing helpful and much to harm the economy and prolong the recession. That's why Obama is running on his "vision" for America, because he cannot run on his record.

And if you read this story all the way through, three paragraphs from the end, you are treated to this:

Obama’s connection to Punch is similarly inconclusive

Inconclusive, eh? Color me unimpressed.


But, the choicest irony of the story, and the one reason why Obama would be wisest not to incorporate this into his re-election narrative, is that Obama's tenuous claim to the blood of slaves, comes through his "typical white grandmother". Being two generations closer to her slave roots did nothing at all, according to Obama, to make her more sensitive to the plight of minorities. It might be entertaining to hear Obama try to make the case, though.

Cross posted at Say Anything

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...

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

Quote du jour

In reality, Obama's step-grandfather died falling off the chair while changing the drapes. In the fake-memoir version, Big Government's on the chair, and it's curtains for America.
-Mark Steyn

Monday, July 30, 2012

Quote du jour

You can't legislate morality? We legislate little else.
- Robert Bork

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Themes Like Old Times

Hogan's Heroes

Lou Dobbs on Gun Control Myths



Lou Dobbs attempts to confuse liberals here, with the facts on the efficacy of gun control laws.

Bloomberg's statement reminds me of arguments I used to hear, that handguns' "only purpose" was to kill people, "that's the only thing they're used for". I always wanted to have these folk walk up to the first policeman they saw, and ask them how many people they'd killed, since that was the only thing their sidearm for good for.

The Poetry Corner

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Old Barry Hubbard went to the cupboard,

To see his accomplishments there.

He bragged on bin Laden, but he had forgotten,

the rest of the cupboard was bare.

Quote du jour

The pun, of course, is the lowest form of "I wish I'd said that!"
-Proof

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A Little Saturday Night Music

Allison Krauss and The Chieftains - Molly Von

Saturday Linkaround

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Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

Obama Plants 3 “Surprised” Veterans at Diner to Speak With Obama

Colorado Consensus on Gun Laws –Dave Kopel

Obama’s War on the Suburbs

The SwiftQuoting of Barack Obama

Democrats Introduce Bill to Seal Obama’s Presidential Records

Catholic-owned firm wins a round in the fight over Obamacare

Which Errand Boy Sent By Grocery Clerks Do You Believe?

'Dark Knight Rises' Review

Why Not A Government Mandate To Purchase Guns?

Obama Spokesman Unable To Name The Capital Of Israel

2012 Voter Meets 2008 Voter, Hilarity Ensues

“You didn’t build that” –Iowahawk





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

American Power- Bar Refaeli

Camp of the Saints - Rule Five Saturday, Rule Five News

Classic Liberal – Rule 5 – Barracuda

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes - Tanisha Marshall, Heather Rene Smith

Good Monday Morning

El Opinador Compulsivo –Olympic Babe, Women's Volleyball backfield, Antonia

Eye of Polyphemus –Shawn Johnson, Kaley Cuoco, Mariska Hargitay

Friday Night Babe – Amanda Seyfried

The Right Way -Denise Milani

Hookers and Booze - Michelle Hunziker

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup

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

pitsnipesgripes – in repose...

Randy’s Roundtable –Midweek Break, Thursday Nite Tart

Reaganite Republican – Megyn Kelley

Rio Norte Line – Sherlyn Chopra

Sex in Advertising –All good men come out on top...

Support your local Gunfighter – Olympic babe O’ the day

The Feral Irishman – The End

The Last Tradition – Marilyn

Theo Spark –Bedtime Toddy , Red Friday, Bedtime Toddy

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Sunday

Three Beers Later – Crazy Cowgirls

Vintage Babe of the Week – Irish McCalla

Wizbang Olympic Babe of the day

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style : Oh, Nurse!

Super hero Rule Five





*By no means comprehensive.

Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. If you feel that I’ve neglected a link, news, commentary, humor or Rule Fivage, send a link to the contact email on the sidebar. (All spambots must die!)

Cross posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

"You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind."
-old Irish saying

Friday, July 27, 2012

Eye of Rahm

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Chicago politics at their finest!

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Amanda Seyfried!

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

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Quote du jour

Intelligence is like underwear. It is important that you have it, but not necessary that you show it off.
-anonymous

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Vintage Babe of the Week

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

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

Quote du jour

"A hundred and forty-one could draw faster than he, But Irving was looking for one forty-three. "
-The Ballad of Irving (the 142nd. fastest gun in the West)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Medal of Honor

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Lieutenant (j.g.) Thomas Jerome Hudner, Jr.


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a pilot in Fighter Squadron 32, while attempting to rescue a squadron mate whose plane struck by antiaircraft fire and trailing smoke, was forced down behind enemy lines. Quickly maneuvering to circle the downed pilot and protect him from enemy troops infesting the area, Lt. (j.g.) Hudner risked his life to save the injured flier who was trapped alive in the burning wreckage. Fully aware of the extreme danger in landing on the rough mountainous terrain and the scant hope of escape or survival in subzero temperature, he put his plane down skillfully in a deliberate wheels-up landing in the presence of enemy troops. With his bare hands, he packed the fuselage with snow to keep the flames away from the pilot and struggled to pull him free. Unsuccessful in this, he returned to his crashed aircraft and radioed other airborne planes, requesting that a helicopter be dispatched with an ax and fire extinguisher. He then remained on the spot despite the continuing danger from enemy action and, with the assistance of the rescue pilot, renewed a desperate but unavailing battle against time, cold, and flames. Lt. (j.g.) Hudner's exceptionally valiant action and selfless devotion to a shipmate sustain and enhance the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.


Lt. Hudner: 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

We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.
-Jean Houston

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

If 'You Didn't Make That', then It's Okay for Government to Take It

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In 2008, Obama instructed Joe the Plumber on 'sharing the wealth'. In 2012, Obama instructed the rest of us upon what his underlying philosophy rests. Mimicking or channeling the words of Fauxcahontas, Elizabeth Warren, Obama uttered the infamous words, that "if you were successful, you didn't make that!"


Last week, in "The Platte River President* on Economics", we focused on the wrong headed and shallow notion that one's success was more rooted in the infrastructure that government provides, rather than hard work, good ideas and self reliance in making one's business work. It was noted in passing, and elaborated upon in the comments, the inconvenient truth for this administration, that the schools and roads and bridges, among other things, like public libraries, that Obama was crediting with the success of making business prosperous, were in all likelihood paid for in greater proportion by those prosperous businessmen than by society at large.

Since Obama seems more at home in fictional scenarios than running on his actual record, we will for the moment pretend that Obama is the president of Springfield, home to Homer Simpson and his boss, the eeeeeeeevil Charles Montgomery Burns.

Mr. Burns lives in a palatial mansion and owns a nuclear power place. Mr. Burns pays more in property taxes than the hapless Homer who works for him. And though the fictional Mr. Burns must have contributed far more in taxes than his employee, Homer and his family were given access to those same roads, bridges and schools that benefitted the wealthy, while paying but a fraction of their cost.

Mr. Burns was childless and therefore was subsidizing the education or the townspeople with children. Yes, he benefitted from an educated work force and easy access to his business, he paid, by far, a greater percentage of his wealth to build and maintain that infrastructure, in addition to providing the jobs and power the community needs to prosper.

Enough of fiction, you might say! The Simpsons aren't real! Okay. How about this example? You are being bombarded by the Left that Big Oil and Big Business are evil, and greedy and make their wealth at your expense. You are supposed to at least envy them if not hate them. But, consider Andrew Carnegie...

Andrew Carnegie made his wealth from Big Steel. In addition to providing many good paying jobs and products used around the world, Mr. Carnegie was a philanthropist. He contributed millions of dollars to building thousands of libraries here in the US and around the world. (Notice how I snuck "public libraries" into Obama's infrastructure list?) The epitome or acme of a musical performance was once considered to performing at "Carnegie Hall". A beautiful concert hall, contributed to the community by the eeeeeeeevil capitalist, Andrew Carnegie.

Funny what people will do when allowed to keep more of their own money!

But, is it really theirs to give? Ah! According to the Fauxcahontas/Obama wing of the Democrat party, your so called "accomplishments" all took place, the Fauxbamists say , as a product of our collectivist society. Therefore, if you "didn't build it", then why should you solely enjoy its benefits? Is it not the duty of government to "spread that wealth" more equitably among those less fortunate (so long as they vote early and often?).

What Obama proposes in the name of "fairness" is, in reality, a covert attack on personal property rights. It is a rationale for the government to redistribute what you have. After all, if you cannot be credited with having legitimately earning it, then why can't the government come in and relieve you of it?

And that, my friends, is Obama in a nutshell. A government big enough to give things to you is big enough to take things from you.

Cross posted at LCR, Say Anything



This Last Week's Poll

This Last Week's Poll: Obama promised a "new tone" in politics, and not just "politics as usual". In allowing his campaign to call Romney a "felon" and refusing to apologize, is he:

...a hypocrite? 18%

...ignoring his own calls for "civility"? 16%

...breaking a campaign promise? 12%

...becoming too shrill? 0%

All of the above 81%


The people have spoken! Hard to disagree with any of them.


Multiple choices and Obama's crack budget office accountants may account for totals greater than 100% Thank you for your participation!

Not a scientific poll. Respondents are self selecting. Questions are drawn from fortune cookies, hieroglyphics and tomorrow’s New York Times.

Please make your opinion known in this week's poll.

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...

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

Quote du jour

"Much of the social history of the Western world has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good."
- Thomas Sowell

Monday, July 23, 2012

Gun Control Idiocy From Those Wacky Folks Over at ...Fox News

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Here, I thought I had flown into Ohio, turns out, I overshot Ohio and ended up on the Bizarro planet. A little jet lagged and behind in my blogdasarian duties, I brought dinner back to the hotel and passed on an HBO movie where absolutely no one in the cast wore any clothes (okay, they were animated birds!), after having been assailed by a promo for Real Time with Bill Maher. (The primary problem being that Real Time isn't Real Funny!) Notice how many shows on HBO tout themselves as "Real"? Real Time, Real Sports, Real Sex. Reminds me of the lady who said, "Honey, if you have to hang a sign around your neck saying you is, then you ain't!" But, I digress...

So I watched a little bit of Special Report with Bret Baier, without Bret Baier. Charles Krauthammer was on the panel, so I thought it might not be too bad. I couldn't tell you of anything spectacular ventured on the program until this blonde, whom I surmise to be A. J. Stoddard, said something spectacularly ill informed.

Speaking of the Colorado theater shooting, she said of the ammunition he purchased, and I speak from memory, that "none of this ammunition is used for self defense."

Fancy that! I have a Glock .40 that I have personally used for self defense, which uses, wait for it, .40 cal ammunition. He carried an 870 Remington shotgun, which is an excellent home defense weapon, and an AR-15, chambered in .223. Some of you might be old enough to remember the LA riots, where Korean shopkeepers climbed up to the roofs of their shops, armed with guns very similar to the AR-15, to defend their property against looters and arsonists. I don't know if they ever had to fire a single shot, but their presence served as a deterrent.

Let's recap: All three varieties of ammunition have been used or could certainly be used for self defense. If you want to argue about the quantities of ammunition he ordered, that's another story. But, if you don't know what you're talking about, please educate yourself before you enter the adult world of discussions on firearms laws and regulations.

Which brings us to Bill O'Reilly. He hit the trifecta tonight. I almost never watch Mr. O, but after yet another lap of the channels available, I saw he was going to have Bernard Goldberg on, so I thought, Aha! Another bright spot.

So I turned it on in the background and looked up as Bill was launching into a rant. First, he made some crack about buying bazookas without the Federal government knowing about it*. This, of course, is patently absurd, particularly if you are speaking of a functional bazooka with ammunition. These are highly regulated devises that are not commonly available to civilians.

I thought it was just part of his "Shtick", that he was saying something so hyperbolic for comic effect. He followed that up with a statement that one can buy machine guns without the feds knowing about it. He generated quite a bit of faux outrage at this! Unfortunately for Bill, it isn't true. The only people who can purchase machine guns are those who have Federal Firearms Licenses (FFL).

These weapons are tightly regulated and FFLs are not easy, or inexpensive to obtain. I cannot explain why, buy Mr. O'Reilly was getting quite incensed over something that simply is not true.

He compounded the idiocy with a parting remark about how it is "irresponsible to take a six year old to a midnight showing of a movie to be killed", as if it were somehow responsible to take a six year old to a movie matinee to be killed.

Hindsight is 20/20 Bill. Except for one deranged person, taking a six year old to the movies is hardly the act of an irresponsible parent. Bad judgment? Maybe. I wouldn't have done it, but like your rhetoric about bazookas and machine guns, your use of the word "irresponsible" was, well, irresponsible.

* I heard the quote a second time. It was more like "terrorists can buy bazookas without the FBI knowiung about it. Sheesh!

Movies as Usual? Or a DVD and a Dead Bolt?

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Just as 9/11 forever changed the way we (and the government) look at airports and airport security, so the theater shooing in Aurora this past week threatens to do the same for our entertainment venues.

Theater owners and associations of theater owners are making public condolences and investigating ways to beef up security in their theaters, but how much of that toothpaste is already out of the tube? Movies have always been a form of escapism - people go to the theater to sit in the dark and dream other people's dreams, and to forget about their own situation for an hour or two. The word "amusement", in fact, comes from the Greek, where the privative "a", (as in "atheist - one who believes there is no God), comes in front of "muse" - to think. Literally "to be amused" is to stop one's thinking.

From the Dark Knight Rises trailers, we see a bridge being destroyed and a football stadium, filled with onlookers, as the field literally disappears from under the feet of the players, but, everyone in the theater knows that ultimately, it's not real. It's a trick of the camera or computer. Computer generated images (CGI) combined with intricately detailed scale models create a world that can be destroyed without anyone ever getting hurt! So the guy with the dead end job (or no job), goes to the theater, and says to himself, "Yeah, I may have it bad, but look! They're trying to kill that poor SOB!"

Fast forward a couple of weeks. You walk into the theater and you see an armed, uniformed guard in the lobby. Feel safer? The Aurora shooter came in the back door. How many guards do you think it would take to adequately guard every movie theater, mall and stadium in the country against that kind of intrusion?

And if you could get enough guys, they aren't working for minimum wage, so that would get added to the cost of your movie ticket, the price of which already has many people balking and seeking out different forms of entertainment.

Answer me honestly, the next time you go to the movies, as you enter the theater, will you be noting where the exits are a little more carefully than before? The first gunshot that explodes on the screen, as the character looks around to see where it came from, how many in the audience will be looking around to see where it came from, too? Anyone ever get up during a movie to go to the concession stand, answer a phone, or hit the head? Which gets more of your attention now: the movie, or weak bladder guy?

Even though the shooting in a Colorado theater was an aberration, and might never happen again, how many people do you think will feel a little uneasy over sitting in a dark room with that many strangers? How many do you think will want to opt for a DVD and a dead bolt on their own front door instead?

Oh, and if I haven't totally soured your next movie going experience yet, one last thought:

If they do hired armed security to patrol inside the theater? The Aurora shooter had a clean criminal record except for one speeding ticket. There's nothing that would have prevented him from getting the job himself.

Save the aisle seat for me!

Cross posted at LCR.

Quote du jour

In June 2004, then state Senator Barack Obama attacked George W. Bush's job creation record.

...to recap...112,000 jobs and 5.6% unemployment was killing the middle class but 80,000 jobs (when there's clearly a job shortage) and 8.2% unemployment is "a step in the right direction".
-Drew M, Ace of Spades

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Themes Like Old Times

I Love Lucy

Quote du jour

I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word "fair" in connection with income tax policies.
- William F. Buckley Jr.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Little Saturday Night Music

Blossom Dearie - Thou Swell

When Gun Control Idiocy is Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will be Gun Control Idiots

Note: This post originally appeared Jan 11, 2011

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Mr. Blackbeard! Do you have a statement about the government ban on high capacity (2 shot) magazines?


Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, wrote in a statement: "If Congress had not allowed the ‘Assault Weapons Ban’ to expire in 2004, the shooter would only have been able to get off 10 rounds without reloading."


...unless he brings more than one gun. Or an illegal, black market magazine. Seriously. Do you think that anyone who is willing to break the whole, Thou Shalt Not Do Murder statute is going to be deterred by a ban on an eleven shot magazine? Or fifteen? Or thirty?

Aside from the fact, that with a little practice, reloading can be accomplished in a matter of seconds, whether it is a semi-automatic pistol, or a six shooter or a muzzle loader, if you anticipate firing more rounds than your weapon holds (and you're not planning a "suicide by cop"), you bring more than one weapon. Or a friend with one. Or more than one.

When David Dinkens was mayor of New York City, a couple of tourists were stabbed in the subway. When asked by a reporter for a statement about the two people who were killed, Dinkins' knee jerked and he said, That's why we need more gun control laws.

Banning certain types of weapons or accessories won't address problems like the Tucson shooting. There are already laws on the books about selling guns to mentally unstable people. It's a knee jerk reaction. The legislature would do well to see why this unstable man wasn't referred for a psych evaluation before he ever hit the sporting goods store.

Michelle Jenneke Shakes up the Hurdles



Here at Proof Positive, we have a long standing (as opposed to long jumping) admiration for women's track and field, that goes back at least as far as...what time is it now?? Rule Five had nothing to do with it!

The young lady does, however, appear to be having fun!

H/T Support Your Local Gunfighter

Saturday Linkaround

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Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

Obama says no apology to Romney over Bain attacks –No hope, no change, just sleazy politics as usual


Obama Top Bundler Ran Bain Capital During GST Steel Layoffs


Yes, that does look bad.
–Bill Whittle (video)


Axelrod: Unlike Romney, Obama Doesn’t Use Tax Shelters
– Except, when he does

OBAMA OUTSOURCING JOBS TO RUSSIA

Forget Photo ID, 63 percent of Guam’s residents can’t even register to vote. Holder unimpressed

If Bain Capital Is So Evil Why Do All These Democrats Take Their Donations?

Top Ten Things Obama Has Not Released

Choosing to Fail

When Joe Biden Plagiarized Bobby Kennedy – parrots: "the integrity of our public leaders" Haven't I always said that liberals are irony impaired?

Obama’s double-tax rap

Did Union Democrats Stage a Fake Fight at Ohio Romney Rally?

Navy's new gender-neutral carriers won't have urinals

Your Land is My Land –Mark Steyn

Obama Descends into Self-Parody – “More cowbell!”

'Middle class' Debbie Wasserman Schultz owns unreported home, took $33K luxury cruise


Media Fail: Chevy Volt Makes NO Money, Costs Taxpayers Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Per Car


Connecting the Dots on the Ongoing Harassment of Conservative Bloggers

Former SEAL Team Six Commander Launches Anti-Obama Offensive

Why I am Starting to Like Obama

That Obama Speech

Why even look for a Tea Party connection?

"You Didn't build that" P-shop







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

American Power- Jessica-Jane Clement

Tel Aviv Beach Beauties with Guns

Camp of the Saints - Hump Day Rule Five

Classic Liberal – Lyndsy Fonseca

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe - Reika Miki

Daily Mail – dangerous curves: Heavily armed and bikini-clad female Israeli soldiers 'mingle' with beachgoers (tan line shaped like Uzi), Jessica-Jane Clement for PETA

Good Monday AM

Dustbury – Mélissa Theuriau

El Opinador Compulsivo – Something different about her. I can't recall..., No sunburn, Sunburn

Eye of Polyphemus – Katy Perry (NSFW), Marika Hargitay

Friday Night Babe –Aida Yespica!

The Right Way - Friday Babe

Guns and Bikinis –Eye Candy

Hookers and Booze

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup

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

POH Diaries -Rule 5 Emma Stone Is Hot, Kate Upton

Randy’s Roundtable –Midweek Break, Thursday Nite Tart

Sex in Advertising – Victoria's Secret (video)

Support your local Gunfighter – Heidi Klum, Anna Benson

The Feral Irishman

The Last Tradition – Imogen Thomas

Theo Spark –Bedtime Toddy , Bedtime Toddy

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Monday

Three Beers Later – Beer Thirty

Vintage Babe of the Week – Anne Gywynne







*By no means comprehensive.

Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. If you feel that I’ve neglected a link, news, commentary, humor or Rule Fivage, send a link to the contact email on the sidebar. (All spambots must die!)

Cross posted at Say Anything

Quote du jour

“At a Democratic fundraiser in Seattle earlier this week, Vice President Biden said that Romney’s economic policies were ‘George Bush on steroids’ – as opposed to Obama’s policies, which are ‘Jimmy Carter on Ambien.’”
–Jay Leno

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Aida Yespica!

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

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Quote du jour

What every newlywed couple needs in a recession, is for their friends and family to give the toasters, steak knives, linens and flatware away to a couple who really needs them, the Obamas.
-Proof, on Obama begging to be put on your wedding registry.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Platte River President* on Economics



By now, you've surely heard Obama's collectivist rant, that if you were successful, you didn't do it on your own. He seems to be channeling the original Fauxcahontas, Elizabeth Warren, who said:
“There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there - good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for."

Got that? If you are rich, if you are successful, you didn't do it on your own, you got a lot of help from the public** who financed the infrastructure. But, have you ever driven by a strip mall, where one or more of the tenants, but not all of them had gone out of business? Or driven by two businesses side by side where one was open for business and the one right next door was shuttered and boarded up?

Didn't the same roads and bridges supply both businesses? Didn't the same schools educate those who worked in the strip mall? The same fire and police protect them all?

Mr. President, Ms. Fauxcahontas: Did you ever consider that since the same infrastructure is there for both those who succeed and those who fail, that maybe there's something else to whether or not a business succeeds than merely the community infrastructure? And it is possible that some of that something, that allows one man to keep his doors open and make payroll every week, can be weakened, or crippled or even killed off by taxes that are too high.

Raising taxes on businesses makes them less competitive, more likely to fail and less likely to expand and hire more workers. The way to get the economy back on its feet is to stop the frivolous and wasteful government spending, (as you promised when you ran for office in 2008, Mr. Obama) and lower taxes across the board.

But you are on the record as wanting to raise taxes for the sake of "fairness", even if the end result is an equality of misery.


* The Platte River was once said to be a "mile wide and an inch deep". Yeah. That fits!

**The more successful members of the public already paid more than their less successful brethren.

Vintage Babe of the Week

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

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

Quote du jour

“Having a dream you don't pursue is like buying an ice-cream cone and watching it melt all over your hand.”
― Frank Papasso

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Medal of Honor

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Corporal Rodolfo P. Hernandez


Citation:

Cpl. Hernandez, a member of Company G, distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty in action against the enemy. His platoon, in defensive positions on Hill 420, came under ruthless attack by a numerically superior and fanatical hostile force, accompanied by heavy artillery, mortar, and machinegun fire which inflicted numerous casualties on the platoon. His comrades were forced to withdraw due to lack of ammunition but Cpl. Hernandez, although wounded in an exchange of grenades, continued to deliver deadly fire into the ranks of the onrushing assailants until a ruptured cartridge rendered his rifle inoperative. Immediately leaving his position, Cpl. Hernandez rushed the enemy armed only with rifle and bayonet. Fearlessly engaging the foe, he killed 6 of the enemy before falling unconscious from grenade, bayonet, and bullet wounds but his heroic action momentarily halted the enemy advance and enabled his unit to counterattack and retake the lost ground. The indomitable fighting spirit, outstanding courage, and tenacious devotion to duty clearly demonstrated by Cpl. Hernandez reflect the highest credit upon himself, the infantry, and the U.S. Army.


Cpl. Hernandez: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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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

"A felon he's not. I mean, he's a guy who not only doesn't have a skeleton in his closet. He doesn't have a closet."
-Charles Krauthammer

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Batman? Or Joker?

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There's a rumor going around that desperate Democrats will somehow try to tie Mitt Romney to the villain, Bane, in the newest Batman movie opening this week. As lame as that sounds, it got me to thinking what to look for if we were casting one of our presidential candidates in the title role of "Batman":

If Dr. Thomas Wayne had a son, he'd look like...Mitt.
-Advantage Romney

If the cowl fits? With that lantern jaw, advantage Romney! (see above)

Ditto the utility belt and tights. Does anyone really want to see the skinny kid from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in a Batsuit?
-Advantage Romney

Which candidate can you imagine having the cash to create all those marvelous toys Batman has at his disposal? (Or his wife letting him spend it?)
-Advantage Romney

The Batmobile: Does it get better mileage than a Prius? Can't see Obama driving an armored gas hog.
-Advantage Romney.

Which candidate can you imagine having a life long relationship with the family butler, Alfred?
-Advantage Romney

Tony Rezko sold Obama a house with an adjacent lot he didn't pay for, but sadly, no BatCave. Romney caught a lot of flack for installing an elevator for his automobiles in one of his stately mansions. Can you say, "To the BatCave, Robin?"
-Advantage Romney


Finally, does Batman seem to be the type to pal around with domestic terrorists and those who would bomb government buildings or does that seem more like his nemesis, the Joker? Doesn't Batman sound more like the type who would hang around with Donnie and Marie?
-Advantage Romney

Looks like our man Romney would be our Caped Crusader, hands down. But, as far as jokesters go, we still have the guy who assured us the private sector was doing well, that paralegals would assist you if you faint, and that he was going to visit all 57 states in his campaign as well as a close association with members of the Weather Underground.

Ladies and gentlemen, I think we have a Joker!

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...




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

Quote du jour

He has to drop the class warfare. He might have organized communities, but he’s disrupting this nation and he’s got to drop all this class warfare for God’s sakes.
-Dennis Miller

Monday, July 16, 2012

This Last Week's Poll

This Last Week's Poll: When Obama says we can't afford to go back to the disastrous policies of the past, is the "past" he's talking about...

The answers were "2009", "2010", "2011" and "All of the above". For the first time in Proof Positive Polls, we have a unanimous response. 100% of all respondents chose "All of the above".

Multiple choices and Obama's crack budget office accountants may account for totals greater than 100% Thank you for your participation!

Not a scientific poll. Respondents are self selecting. Questions are drawn from fortune cookies, hieroglyphics and tomorrow’s New York Times.

Please make your opinion known in this week's poll.

Quote du jour

“Researchers at the University of Minnesota now say that because of the recession, women are jumping into bed with guys faster. They say women are having sex with men after just one drink, all because of the recession. Finally, we are beginning to see the true benefits of the Obama economic plan. ”
–Jay Leno

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Lunchbox Joe Biden Plagiarized Bobby Kennedy, Too (1988)



Bobby's words just flow off Biden's tongue, don't they? "The joy of their play", "The beauty of our poetry"...

Pay close attention at about 1:10 in the video, where he parrots: "the integrity of our public leaders".

Integrity, Joe? You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

(Haven't I always said that liberals are irony impaired?)

H/T Buzzfeed

Themes Like Old Times

McHale's Navy

Ever since the passing of Earnest Borgnine last week, this song has been running through my head. Why should I be the only one to suffer?

Quote du jour

"Intellect loses its virtue when it ceases to seek truth and turns to the pursuit of political ends."
-Robert H. Bork

Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Little Saturday Night Music

John Denver - Annie's Song

Saturday Linkaround

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Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

Eric Holder disarmed Brian Terry while arming his killers

Let's Apply Harry Reid's 'Dog Catcher' Standard to Barack Obama

Obama by the numbers

The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama –Charles Krauthammer

How Obama Won Stole His First Election…

High Speed train: LA to Greece –John Fund

Alternator Belt Cut on Romney Bus

Obama Campaign Sues to Stop Site Selling T-Shirts –apparently they think they have the “O” copyrighted??

The Content Of His Character


Top Ten Felons, Fugitives, and Shady Characters in Obama's Life


While nobody is looking Obama ‘guts’ welfare reform with new HHS rule

Golden Oldie: Obama, Biden declare 'Recovery Summer' (2009)

American Twilight
–Mark Steyn

Did the Associated Press Airbrush an Inconvenient Quote?

Ryan: All of these cheap attacks from Obama are getting kinda’ sad

Documents: Romney didn't manage Bain funds –Maybe Boston Globe should rely less on Mother Jones?

It’s “Spot the Irony” time! Starring … @TheDemocrats

The Invincible Lie Pt. 1 -Thomas Sowell

The Invincible Lie Pt. 2 -Thomas Sowell

Why This Democrat Will Be Voting for Mitt Romney

Americans Revolt Billions of Times a Day

Keith D’OHlbermann's High School Yearbook Page

DNC Scientists Disprove Existence of Roberts' Taxon -Iowahawk

4 Pinocchios for Obama’s newest anti-Romney ad

Melissa Campbell; The only casualty of US v. Alvarez

Battling the Amoeba (of big government)

Obama staffer dies after collapsing at campaign’s Chicago HQ

The HopeAndChange Photoshop™ Challenge






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

American Power- Miranda Kerr, Victoria's Secret lingerie -video

Camp of the Saints - Rule Five News

Classic Liberal – Rule 5 – Petra Nemcova

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe - Eva Larue, Vanessa Veasley



Daily Mail – Jennifer Lopez’ sexy bikini

Good Morning Monday!

Dustbury – Deborah Cox

El Opinador Compulsivo – 2 Bikinis, 1 topless, Rule Five - Metal edition, "Excuse me, miss, but did you lose your top?"

Eye of Polyphemus – Kirsten Dunst

Friday Night Babe – Naomi Campbell

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Hookers and Booze

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup

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

pitsnipesgripes – Matchbox "10"

Randy’s Roundtable –Midweek Break, Thursday Nite Tart

Reaganite Republican – Andrea Tantaros!

Rio Norte Line – Rule Five Georgina Dorsett

Sex in Advertising – Hot

Support your local Gunfighter – Christina (who else?)

Teresamerica – Rule 5 American Style

The Feral Irishman – Gingerfest

The Last Tradition – Liz Taylor, Jennifer Nicole Lee

Theo Spark –Bath Night , Bonus Babe, Saturday Toddy

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Sunday

Three Beers Later – Shake it

TOTUS: Conservative heroines

Vintage Babe of the Week – Vivian Leigh

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style






*By no means comprehensive.

Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. If you feel that I’ve neglected a link, news, commentary, humor or Rule Fivage, send a link to the contact email on the sidebar. (All spambots must die!)

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The Great Divider

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Quote du jour

Titanic? I don't care how many times you see the movie, the iceberg still wins!
-Proof

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Naomi Campbell !

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

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Triskaidekaphobics of the World Unite!

...you have nothing to lose but your superstitions!



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Triskaidekaphobia is the irrational fear of the number 13. Paraskevidekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th. (also friggatriskaidekaphobia).

Pardon me if I remain firmly in the TGIF* camp. For the rest of you, I guess there's always phobophobia - the fear of fear.

Happy Friday the 13th! Pay no attention to the hail, tornadoes and violent storms in sunny California preceding this memorable day...

*Thank God it's Friday, not "Toes Go In First"
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