Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Alyssa Milano!

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

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Quote du jour

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.”
― Winston Churchill

Thursday, November 29, 2012

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Fiscal Cliff

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Inspired by a comment at Say Anything

Vintage Babe of the Week

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

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And, perhaps, most surprisingly, her most famous role was playing a boy!

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

Quote du jour

I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.
-Gerald R. Ford

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Medal of Honor

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Sgt. Sammy L. Davis


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Davis (then Pfc.) distinguished himself during the early morning hours while serving as a cannoneer with Battery C, at a remote fire support base. At approximately 0200 hours, the fire support base was under heavy enemy mortar attack. Simultaneously, an estimated reinforced Viet Cong battalion launched a fierce ground assault upon the fire support base. The attacking enemy drove to within 25 meters of the friendly positions. Only a river separated the Viet Cong from the fire support base. Detecting a nearby enemy position, Sgt. Davis seized a machinegun and provided covering fire for his guncrew, as they attempted to bring direct artillery fire on the enemy. Despite his efforts, an enemy recoilless rifle round scored a direct hit upon the artillery piece. The resultant blast hurled the guncrew from their weapon and blew Sgt. Davis into a foxhole. He struggled to his feet and returned to the howitzer, which was burning furiously. Ignoring repeated warnings to seek cover, Sgt. Davis rammed a shell into the gun. Disregarding a withering hail of enemy fire directed against his position, he aimed and fired the howitzer which rolled backward, knocking Sgt. Davis violently to the ground. Undaunted, he returned to the weapon to fire again when an enemy mortar round exploded within 20 meters of his position, injuring him painfully. Nevertheless, Sgt. Davis loaded the artillery piece, aimed and fired. Again he was knocked down by the recoil. In complete disregard for his safety, Sgt. Davis loaded and fired 3 more shells into the enemy. Disregarding his extensive injuries and his inability to swim, Sgt. Davis picked up an air mattress and struck out across the deep river to rescue 3 wounded comrades on the far side. Upon reaching the 3 wounded men, he stood upright and fired into the dense vegetation to prevent the Viet Cong from advancing. While the most seriously wounded soldier was helped across the river, Sgt. Davis protected the 2 remaining casualties until he could pull them across the river to the fire support base. Though suffering from painful wounds, he refused medical attention, joining another howitzer crew which fired at the large Viet Cong force until it broke contact and fled. Sgt. Davis' extraordinary heroism, at the risk of his life, are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the U.S. Army.


Sgt. Davis: 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

"Age is always advancing and I'm fairly sure it's up to no good."
-Jim Butcher

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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

"When the meek inherit the earth, liberals just want to be there to collect escrow fees, taxes and closing costs"
-Proof

Monday, November 26, 2012

Quote du jour

"The Constitution names only three federal offenses: treason, piracy, and counterfeiting. Today there are over forty-five hundred federal crimes, and the number continues to grow as Congress gets tougher on crime and federal prosecutors become more creative in finding ways to apply all their new laws."
-John Grisham

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Themes Like Old Times

Matt Houston

Niners v. Saints

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The 7-2-1 Niners at the 5-5 Saints

Go Niners!

Update: Final SF 31, NO 21

Niners advance to 8-2-1

Quote du jour

“Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.”
― Mark Twain

Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Little Saturday Night Music

Alison Krauss & Union Station - Baby, now that I've found you

The Future of Horticulture under Obama's EPA

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(Any resemblance between this potted plant and a certain anonymous Internet troll will almost certainly be insulting to the plant!)

Saturday Linkaround

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Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

Citing Deadlock, Egypt’s Leader Seizes New Power and Plans Mubarak Retrial -NYT

CNN Uses Faked Palestinian ‘Casualty’ Video in Coverage

Bloggers Spot More Dead Child Fakery by Hamas; CNN Fooled

White House Changed CIA Talking Points

Failures of Intelligence

Recount showed 900 voters cast ballots in precinct 93, where there are 7 registered voters
– nothing to see here! Move along!

22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control

A margin-of-error election

Did Obama Cheat? How to Answer the Question

Programmer Under Oath Admits Computers Rig Elections

Greta Van Susteren: The Obama Administration Is Playing Dirty – They Are Trying to Punish FOX


Bible Publisher Wins In Lawsuit Against ObamaCare

CHART: The Top 10 Union Fat-Cats Who Destroyed 18,500 Jobs

Day after President Obama re-elected, Boeing announces 30 % cut in managerial positions

Hi, My Name is Steve and I Won’t be Your Server This Evening or Ever

The illusion of a recovery: Obamanomics in one graph

Team Obama, detached, clueless

Crimes of gun-grabbing mayors

The Surrealistic States of America

We’re Doomed! Again!

Romeo Obama and the Inappropriate Smooch

Drinking and Diplomacy Don't Mix

The Funniest Joe Biden Parodies

"As God as my witness, I thought they could fly" - A WKRP Thanksgiving






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

American Glob - Top Five Fox Hosts

American Power- Penelope Cruz

BRight and Early – Lindsay Ellingson

Camp of the Saints - Rule Five Saturday, Rule Five News , Rule 5 News Special Report: The Mammary Murder Plot

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe Paola Garcia

Good Monday Morning

EBL – Vintage Thanksgiving Rule Five

El Opinador Compulsivo – Vanessa Hessler, Like powdered sugar on a doughnut...

Friday Night Babe – Veena Malik

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Hookers and Booze

How-To Field Strip and Clean an AR-15 Rifle With Ashley

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

Pit Snipe Gripes -The Look, Umm...

Randy’s Roundtable – Thursday Nite Tart, Danica Patrick

Sex (maybe love) in Advertising

Teresamerica – Rule 5 Mini Eagle Freedom Links Rule 5 Edition

The Classic Liberal – Rule 5 – Cucci Galore

The Feral Irishman – cooking tips

Theo Spark –Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Saturday Toddy, Sunday Toddy, Tuesday Toddy, Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Bedtime Toddy, Red Friday Totty

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Sunday

Three Beers Later

Vintage Babe of the Week – Rule Five Thanksgiving

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, choice humor or Rule Fivage, send a link to:
Proof dot Positive at Hotmail dot com. Substitute "." and "@" where appropriate.
(All spambots must die!)
Cross posted (in part) at Say Anything

Quote du jour

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
-Dave Barry

Friday, November 23, 2012

Penn & Teller on Wal-Mart Hatred -video


Language Warning: If the title of their show, "Bullsh*t" doesn't give you your first clue, let me tell you, if you are offended by the "f-bomb", or crude remarks, please don't watch the video.

Additional *NSFW Warning* -Some full frontal female nudity

For the rest of you, it's a pretty good Fisking of Wal-Mart hatred.

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Veena Malik!

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

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Quote du jour

"It's not good to fight. But, if you must fight, win."
-Mr. Kesuke Miyagi

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Rule Five Thanksgiving!

Tonight, in honor of the holiday, our vintage babe will take the night off. In her place, a few Rule Five tributes to Thanksgiving!

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Hope your day is spent with family and friends and the knowledge that we have a lot to be thankful for!

November 22, 1963 - In Remembrance

From the archives (updated):

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Today marks the 49th anniversary of the passing of a great man. One who left his mark on his country and his culture. One who is still quoted to this day. On November 22, 1963, the world little noted his passing in the shock and outpouring of grief over the assassination of JFK. That man was Clive Staple Lewis…oddly enough, like JFK, ”Jack” to his friends.

C. S. Lewis, author of The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity and The Chronicles of Narnia, was a contemporary and friend of J. R. R. Tolkien. He was also an atheist who came to Christianity, in his own words, “kicking and screaming”, who became one of its strongest apologists.

You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen, night after night, feeling, whenever my mind lifted even for a second from my work, the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet. That which I greatly feared had at last come upon me. In the Trinity Term of 1929 I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.
-Surprised by Joy

His books have been translated into dozens of languages and sold millions of copies over the years. Anthony Hopkins portrayed him in the movie Shadowlands (1993), the story of his romance with American poet Joy Gresham, who died of cancer a mere handful of years after they met.

His life was rich and varied. His sorrows deep and vast. His legacy is enduring.

In our remembrance of those who passed this day, one might do well to remember what can be accomplished with just a pair of Jacks!

Quote du jour

Hardship often prepares an ordinary person for an extraordinary destiny.
- C.S. Lewis

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Medal of Honor

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Major Bruce P. Crandall


Citation:

For extraordinary heroism as a Flight Commander in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Company A, 229th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). On 14 November 1965, his flight of sixteen helicopters was lifting troops for a search and destroy mission from Plei Me, Vietnam, to Landing Zone X-Ray in the la Drang Valley. On the fourth troop lift, the airlift began to take enemy fire, and by the time the aircraft had refueled and returned for the next troop lift, the enemy had Landing Zone X-Ray targeted. As Major Crandall and the first eight helicopters landed to discharge troops on his fifth troop lift, his unarmed helicopter came under such intense enemy fire that the ground commander ordered the second flight of eight aircraft to abort their mission. As Major Crandall flew back to Plei Me, his base of operations, he determined that the ground commander of the besieged infantry battalion desperately needed more ammunition. Major Crandall then decided to adjust his base of operations to Artillery Firebase Falcon in order to shorten the flight distance to deliver ammunition and evacuate wounded soldiers. While medical evacuation was not his mission, he immediately sought volunteers and with complete disregard for his own personal safety, led the two aircraft to Landing Zone X-Ray. Despite the fact that the landing zone was still under relentless enemy fire, Major Crandall landed and proceeded to supervise the loading of seriously wounded soldiers aboard his aircraft. Major Crandall's voluntary decision to land under the most extreme fire instilled in the other pilots the will and spirit to continue to land their own aircraft, and in the ground forces the realization that they would be resupplied and that friendly wounded would be promptly evacuated. This greatly enhanced morale and the will to fight at a critical time. After his first medical evacuation, Major Crandall continued to fly into and out of the landing zone throughout the day and into the evening. That day he completed a total of 22 flights, most under intense enemy fire, retiring from the battlefield only after all possible service had been rendered to the Infantry battalion. His actions provided critical resupply of ammunition and evacuation of the wounded. Major Crandall's daring acts of bravery and courage in the face of an overwhelming and determined enemy are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.


Major Crandall: 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.”


Another good account of Major Crandall's heroism can be found here: A Tall Man, and an Old Snake

Drinking & Diplomacy Don't Mix



Whoever is in charge of informing President Beer Goggles of proper protocol overseas should be fired. (Is it still too late to fire their boss?)

More at Hot Air

Quote du jour

All the blessings we enjoy are Divine deposits, committed to our trust on this condition, that they should be dispensed for the benefit of our neighbors.
-John Calvin

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sex (Maybe Love) in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising... not just another cheesy romantic comedy...

Israel Strikes HAMAS Communication Tower -video

Looks like a textbook definition of a "surgical strike". H/T NRO

Quote du jour

Someone on Twitter said they saw OBL at the liquor store the other day... I said, he must have been buying white wine, since it goes well with fish!
-Proof

Monday, November 19, 2012

7-2 Bears Vs. 6-2-1 Niners

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Go Niners! Beat da Bears!

Update: Uff da! Niners, 32, da Bears 7

Niners advance to 7-2-1

Quote du jour

"It is highly doubtful that the United States political system has the capacity for meaningful course correction."
-Mark Steyn

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Themes Like Old Times

Laverne and Shirley

Quote du jour

During the mid-1980s dairy farmers decided there was too much cheap milk at the supermarket. So the government bought and slaughtered 1.6 million cows. How come the government never does anything like this with lawyers?
- P.J. O'Rourke

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A Little Saturday Night Music

Bobby Darin, Live - Beyond the Sea

Signs of the Apocalypse - Does Twinkie Shortage Mark TEOTWAWKI?

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In keeping with my reputation as The Official Blog of the End of the World™, I figured it was time for an update. The signs and portents that led to Harold Camping's predictions have come and gone, but the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21 is fast approaching. What did those wily Mayan boogers know that we don't???

One totally unexpected foreshadowing omen of the Signs of the Apocalypse is...a worldwide Twinkie Shortage. People are rushing to the stores and cleaning the shelves of Hostess goodies as though they were battening down for a hurricane or some other natural disaster.

Could the absence of delicious, creme filled sponge cakes be a sign of The End of the World as We Know It (TEOTWAWKI)? Come to think of it, TEOTWAWKI does sound like it could be the name of a minor Mayan deity, doesn't it? Could another baker buy the rights and recipe for Twinkies? Almost certainly, but not in time to appease the wrath of TEOTWAWKI by December 21.

As dire as the prospects of a world without Ho-Ho's, I believe that we can weather this catastrophe as well. Just as we survived the loss of Sugar Jets, Sugar Smacks, Sugar Pops, and Sugar Frosted Flakes, this too, shall pass!

And remember! Just because the world isn't ending December 21st. doesn't mean you can't get hit by a bus, so let's be careful out there!


Update:
And since I'm not the only one with this particular earworm, let me share the wealth...

Saturday Linkaround

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Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

How exactly did national-security and military affairs come to resemble Keeping Up with the Kardashians? –Victor David Hanson

TSA uniform perks more expensive than Marine Corps

Mark Steyn: How the GOP earned its date with destiny

Cynthia Brim, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Previously Deemed 'Legally Insane,' Reelected


Massive Voter Fraud detected in St Lucie County Florida


1,000 ballots found in Florida warehouse – “happens all the time”


At Least SOMEBODY in the GOP Noticed the Voter Fraud


Golden Oldie -Vote fraud alert: One out of five registered Ohio voters is bogus

129% of registered Boston vote on election day?

Obama’s Three Strikes -Elliott Abrams

The second-term curse –Victor Davis Hanson


An Embarrassment to the Nation
- Ben Stein

Hostess Brands closing for good- over 18,000 jobs lost

Fordham University Pressures Campus Republicans to Cancel Coulter Speech


ObamaCare Forces Obama Supporter To Lay Off Workers

Obamacare’s Toll on Medical Innovation (and jobs)

Gun owners enter the fight of our lives –Chris Cox, NRA-ILA

“Shirtless FBI Agent” Photo Was a Joke

400K In Calif. Face ‘Sudden Stop’ In Jobless Benefits –I’ll be home for Christmas and suicide watch for New Years

Suntech Cuts Back Solar Production, Lays Off 50 In Arizona –The energy of the future, just not the “anytime soon” future

Why I miss the Army


Criticism of Susan Rice is Sexist Say Dems, Sarah Palin Unavailable for Comment


Cannibals -Bill Whittle


Vote-count snafus leave Allen West, Ron Barber hanging





The Longoria Rule or The Really, Really Fair Tax






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

American Power- Heidi Klum


NFL Cheerleaders: Hottest Pictures from Every NFL Team


The Daley Gator – Daley Babes - Hitomi Kaikawa, Stephanie Jacobson, Tiffani Hines

Daily Mail – Dirty pictures of Stacey Keibler

Fishnet Friday

El Opinador Compulsivo – Not your grandma's knitting!, Pulchritude

Friday Night Babe –Anika Noni Rose!

The Right Way - Friday Babe

Hookers and Booze

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup

Spot the Slut

Mind Numbed Robot- Secret Benghazi Sex Tapes

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

pitsnipesgripes –Tribute to the Backside

Randy’s Roundtable – Thursday Nite Tart , Cowboys cheerleaders

Reaganite Republican – The Real Miss America

Sex in Advertising –Halle Berry

The Classic Liberal – Rule 5 – Ginnifer Goodwin

The Feral Irishman –Cheeky

Theo Spark –Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Bedtime Toddy, Bedtime Toddy, Monday Mopsies, Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Bonus Babe, Bonus Babe, Wednesday Wenches


Miss Reef Calendar

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Tuesday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Markie Post

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, choice humor or Rule Fivage, send a link to:
Proof dot Positive at Hotmail dot com. Substitute "." and "@" where appropriate.
(All spambots must die!)
Cross posted (in part) at Say Anything

Quote du jour

“The Giants swept the Tigers four straight to win the World Series. The last time a Tiger took a beating this bad, he had a nine-iron through the back window of his Escalade.”
–Jay Leno

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Anika Noni Rose!

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

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"He Died With His Boots On"


Quote du jour

"This is by far the best film in the series. This does not necessarily mean it's good."
- Christy Lemire, on the concluding film of The Twilight Saga

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Vintage Babe of the Week

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

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!
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