Monday, December 31, 2012

New Obama Second Term Logo Unveiled

Obama gives raises to federal employees despite going over "fiscal cliff", unveils new logo for second term:

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Same Old Lang Syne -Dan Fogelberg


Waiting for Obama's Balls to Drop

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Happy Fiscal Cliffmas!

Quote du jour

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”
― John Greenleaf Whittier

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Themes Like Old TImes

The Virginian

10-4-1 Niners Meet the 5-10 Cardinals

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Last game of the regular season. Go Niners!

Quote du jour

Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, I have failed three times, and what happens when he says, I am a failure.
-S. I. Hayakawa

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Fiscal Cliff - Good to the Last Drop!

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A Little Saturday Night Music

Charlie Byrd - Angels We Have Heard on High


If you are a guitar aficionado, I think you'll like this one whether you like Christmas carols or not.

Saturday Linkaround

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Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

Survivor of 1991 Shooting Gives Impassioned Testimony Against Gun Control

Feds Raid Store Where Lanza's Mother Bought Guns

David Gregory Violates DC Gun Law On National TV -Guess just having a law against it doesn't stop people?

Webster, NY shooter used Bushmaster –shooter used illegal gun, had criminal record – could not have legally purchased gun

Assault-weapons ban no guarantee mass shootings would decrease, data shows

We Know How to Stop School Shootings –Ann Coulter

Gun Restrictions Have Always Bred Defiance, Black Markets

Guns Crime Facts, Gun Crime Feelings

Golden Oldie: Lou Dobbs on The Myths of Gun Control

Blogger Creates Interactive Map of Employees of Paper Which Published Names and Addresses of Pistol Permit Holders

Gutfeld Hammers NYT’s Adolph Reed

Charles Durning: An American Hero

Benghazi penalties are bogus

#BENGHAZI: Just Kidding. No Real Resignations

Obama Fabricated His Life Story at Senator Inouye’s Funeral

Chevron moving 800 California jobs to Texas–more to go

Does (John) Kerry Still Think Assassination Of The President And V.P. Is Funny?

5 Myths Liberals Have Created About Themselves

Christmas Greetings From A (Real) Leader (parentheses mine)


President Barack Obama issued an executive order to end the pay freeze on federal employees


A Love Story of an Injured Vet That Will Take Your Breath Away

Gallup Poll: NRA Way More Popular Than the Media

Thomas Sowell – Random Thoughts

The 5 Best Guests On FOX News

Obama’s Legacy in One Word






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

American Perspective – Sexy Housewife video

American Power- Kelly Brook

Camp of the Saints - Countdown to Christmas

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes - Tania Vazquez, Adriana Arboleda

Daily Mail –Scarlett Johansson

Dustbury – One Broke Girl

EBL –Second Amendment Rule Five

El Opinador Compulsivo – Francoise , Christmas Opiladies

Eye of Polyphemus – Olivia Wilde

Friday Night Babe – Stephanie Cayo

Guns and Bikinis

Hookers and Booze

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup

aka Skull Cracker

Obligatory 49 Cheerleader

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

pitsnipesgripes – Sasha Del Valle

Randy’s Roundtable –Thursday Nite Tart , Cowboys cheerleaders

Reaganite Republican – Wardrobe Malfunction Awards

Rio Norte Line – Rule Five Girls with Guns

Great Sights And Sounds Of Christmas

Sex in Advertising – Victoria's Secret Christmas video X5

Support your local Gunfighter – Miranda Kerr

The Classic Liberal – Rule 5 – Rosario Dawson, Christmas Babes

The Feral Irishman – Back Again

The Last Tradition – Jodie Marsh

Theo Spark –Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Bonus Babe, Bedtime Toddy, Bedtime Toddy

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Sunday

Three Beers Later – Rule 5 Christmas

Vintage Babe of the Week – Barbara Parkins

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style , Santa's Helpers




*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

"Quod licet Jovi, non licet bovi."
(What is permitted to Jove is not permitted to your cow.)
-Anonymous

Friday, December 28, 2012

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Stephanie Cayo!

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

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Quote du jour

"I don’t think [stopping gun violence] is about more gun control. I grew up in the South with guns everywhere, and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life."
-Samuel L. Jackson

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf R.I.P.

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WASHINGTON – A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.

Rest in peace, Gen. Schwarzkopf. And thank you for your service.

Vintage Babe of the Week

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


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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

Quote du jour

This January, NBC has a new sitcom about a goofy, dysfunctional family in the White House. Oh, wait! That's the inauguration!
-Proof

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Medal of Honor

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Chief Warrant Officer Frederick Edgar Fergusion


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. CWO Ferguson, U.S. Army distinguished himself while serving with Company C. CWO Ferguson, commander of a resupply helicopter monitoring an emergency call from wounded passengers and crewmen of a downed helicopter under heavy attack within the enemy controlled city of Hue, unhesitatingly volunteered to attempt evacuation. Despite warnings from all aircraft to stay clear of the area due to heavy antiaircraft fire, CWO Ferguson began a low-level night at maximum airspeed along the Perfume River toward the tiny, isolated South Vietnamese Army compound in which the crash survivors had taken refuge. Coolly and skillfully maintaining his course in the face of intense, short range fire from enemy occupied buildings and boats, he displayed superior flying skill and tenacity of purpose by landing his aircraft in an extremely confined area in a blinding dust cloud under heavy mortar and small-arms fire. Although the helicopter was severely damaged by mortar fragments during the loading of the wounded, CWO Ferguson disregarded the damage and, taking off through the continuing hail of mortar fire, he flew his crippled aircraft on the return route through the rain of fire that he had experienced earlier and safely returned his wounded passengers to friendly control. CWO Ferguson's extraordinary determination saved the lives of 5 of his comrades. His actions are in the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself and the U.S. Army.


CWO Ferguson: 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

It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom - never.
-Victor Davis Hanson

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

One Last Song: Shawn Phillips - A Christmas Song

This, too is one of my absolute favorites.




I first heard this song when the 45 single was delivered to the college radio station I was working at.

from Shawn's website: "The Christmas Song was written in a hotel room in Rome, in 1969. I can't remember what I was in Rome for, but it was close to Christmas, and I started thinking about that, and all that entailed, and I wanted to tell the story somewhat differently, and make it fun. A few months later, when we were recording Second Contribution, I played the song for Jonathan Weston, and he didn't want to waste any of the studio time we had. I was determined to get it on tape. So when he and the engineer Robin Cable went out for a dinner break, I got on the phone, and gathered together 19 musicians, and I had everyone of them set up with microphones, and had the levels set, we'd rehearsed it several times, and we were sitting in the studio, and then Jonathan, and Robin walked into the control room. I just told Robin to roll the tape. It was done in the first take."


Actually, on the recording, which you can get for a nominal fee from itunes, there's a bit of a false start, that isn't heard on this video. Shawn gives an infectious, joyous laugh and says "I think that's tremendous" and then launches into the song.
I think I love that laughter as much as I love the song.

Update: All of that above is as I posted it Christmas Day, 2010. I wasn't going to post it again this year, but then I got an Anonymous comment a few days ago on that 2010 post that made me change my mind. Let me share it with you...

I have been trying to figure out who did this song and what it was called. Thanks a million. I would also like to find the version with the false start, but I can't find the title "A Christmas Song" on Itunes, but I'm willing to sample each song to find it! I had googled "I think that's tremendous" before, but since it wasn't that unique a sentence, I got nowhere. Even adding christmass music to the search came up dry, and I eventually stopped trying. But I was looking for something else, thought I'd give it another try, and here you are. Thanks a million more times.

I can identify with that. I can think of things that I searched and searched for and pretty much given up hope of ever finding. And then, for some reason, a spark of hope wells up within you and tells you you've got nothing to lose by looking one more time, and...there it is.

"I think that's tremendous". I do, too. More now than ever. I don't always comment on the videos I post, but I did on this one, two years ago, and mentioned the very words that weren't in the video, the only ones our friend here knew to search for it. What is it the Good Book says? Seek and ye shall find"?

I don't know what you're looking for this Christmas, but maybe it's too soon to give up looking for it now. You just never know!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...



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

And, since it is Christmas Day, if you're here on the Internet instead of with family and friends, this is the least I can do for you. Merry Christmas!!









Actor Charles Durning Dead at 89

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Character actor Charles Durning, creator of memorable parts in Tootsie, The Sting, and North Dallas Forty passed away today at 89.

In addition to being a prolific actor, Charles Durning was a WWII veteran of the Normandy invasion. He received the Silver Star for valor and three Purple Hearts.

The New York Times has a great write up of the man and his career here.

Rest in peace, Mr. Durning. And thank you for your service.

H/T Memeorandum

A Little More Christmas Day Music

Lindsey Stirling - What Child is This?

A Little Christmas Day Music

Colbie Caillat - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Quote du jour

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

Luke 2:1-15, KJV

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Themes Like Old Times

Psych - the holiday theme

10-3-1 Niners v. 9-5-0 Seahawks

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Go Niners!

Update: Niners lose 42 - 13

Quote du jour

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
-Robert A. Heinlein

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Would Drug Legalization Result in Fewer Gun Deaths?

Rob Port over at Say Anything has a piece speculating that we might reduce gun violence/deaths by legalizing drugs. You can read Rob's piece here.

This was my reply:
An interesting premise. If Gangbanger A doesn't shoot Gangbanger B over illegal drug traffic, then there is one fewer "gun death". But how would that work in the real world??

Congress legalizes meth, let's say. R J Reynolds opens a Meth-R-Us shop on 4th and Main. The government receives tax revenues from sales and all is hunky spunky. No need to shoot anybody over the meth trade!

Except, what about Gangbanger A and Gangbanger B? Are these guys who are used to a fast buck on the street going to put on a tie and use their experience to clerk at Meth-R-Us? Become greeters at Wal-Mart? Find a job where they have to punch a clock or actually work for a living? Or are they going to find some other illegal activity: a drug we didn't legalize, or legalize in sufficient quantities to satisfy the needs of junkies, or prostitution or gambling or cock fighting or human trafficking. Sooner or later, might a territory dispute over the new illegal activity cause Gangbanger A to shoot Gangbanger B?

Or if Gangbanger A doesn't shoot Gangbanger B, but there's no more illegal drug trade to earn a fast buck, maybe Gangbanger B goes into the armed robbery business. Suppose there are casualties among his victims? Hey! At least Gangbanger A doesn't shoot Gangbanger B!

The Impassioned Testimony of a Shooting Survivor


Caution: One NSFW reference during the Penn & Teller segment.

One of the fellows looking bored as this young woman poured her heart out before Congress, is Chuck the Schmuck Schumer, a long time opponent of common sense gun laws.

H/T Conservative Videos

A Little Saturday Night Music

Amy Grant- Tennessee Christmas

Saturday Linkaround

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Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

An Act Of Horror In The Season Of Joy

Thoughts on the Newtown Shootings –Roger Kimball

The Facts about Mass Shootings –John Fund

The Massacre of the Innocents -Mark Steyn

"Curiously, during the period before deinstitutionalization, the mentally ill seem to have been less likely to be arrested for serious crimes than the general population."

Guns Don’t Kill People … RS MCCain

The Newtown Massacre and Mike Huckabee’s Offense

Liberals Call For Murder Of NRA President, Members & Repeal Of Second Amendment

From just last June: 14-year-old Phoenix boy shoots armed intruder while babysitting siblings

Obamacare: “If our daughter was born just two years later we would pay more for insurance, have inferior treatment options, and be triaged (meaning delayed) for treatment.”

Pro-Gun Control Dem Faces Felony Charges After Attempting To Bring Gun On Airplane

In ’08, New ‘Gun Control’ Czar Biden Loved His Beretta Guns (VIDEO)

Golden Oldie: Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone –NYT





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- Kelly Brook


Camp of the Saints - Rule Five News , Countdown to Christmas

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe - Carmen Electra

Daily Mail –Stephanie Seymour

Good Monday Morning

Dustbury – Dolly Parton @ 60

EBL – Emma Stone

El Opinador Compulsivo –Flexible, and Relaxed

Friday Night Babe – Marloes Horst

The Right Way -Carla Ossa

Guns and Bikinis – Pessimist

Hookers and Booze

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup

Free Dishwasher

Obligatory 49 Cheerleader

The Observatorium – Lindsay Stirling

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

pitsnipesgripes – Bikini time

Randy’s Roundtable –Thursday Nite Tart , Cowboys cheerleaders

Reaganite Republican – Highlights from Miss Universe 2012

Sights and Sounds of Christmas

Sex in Advertising – video

Soylent Green – Rita Hayworth

Support your local Gunfighter – Big Bang Theory

The Classic Liberal – Rule 5 – Samaire Armstrong

The Feral Irishman

Theo Spark –Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Saturday Toddy, Sunday Toddy, Saturday Toddy , Bonus Babe, Bedtime Totty

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Sunday

Three Beers Later – Rule 5

Vintage Babe of the Week – Janice Rule

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style - for the ladies




*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

My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.
-Jimmy Durante

Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Marloes Horst!

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

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Quote du jour

The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter.
-Dave Barry

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* isJanice Rule !
(*a.k.a. Rule Five Thursday)

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

Mayans, and Tigers, and Bears! Oh, My!

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Maya Con Dios - End of the Calendar or End of the World?

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We wouldn't be the Official Blog of the End of the World™, if we didn't note at least in passing, the Mayan "prediction" of the end of the world tomorrow, Dec 22. As we pointed out the last time the world was going to end, the old New York Times joke:
World Ends Tomorrow! Women and Minorities Hit Hardest!
Obviously, if the world ends tomorrow, there will be no discrimination according to gender or race. Or Christmas, one would suppose. That must really be disturbing to all you who did your Christmas shopping early!

The first time I heard that the Mayan calendar was coming to an end, I thought of an old key chain I once had as a kid. Wait just a minute! Follow me on this! It was a perpetual calendar in the shape of a tube, about three and a half inches long, with a cap that rotated on the bottom. By rotating the cap, the calendar would be correct for years and years and years. I can't remember what the end date on the calendar was. Sometime far into the future.(If it was 2012, boy is MY face red!) But when the calendar came to an end, it was just because it was a clever device, but not perfect. It didn't mean the world was coming to an end. This is what I suspect happened to our Mayan friends. I have a stack of old calendars in the closet. None of them marked the end of the world when they expired.

By the way, rumor has it that the fall of the Mayan civilization was a result of them trying to carry this on a keychain:

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But, on a serious note, the world will end tomorrow...for someone. Someone's world will end because of cancer, or the car they didn't see coming or a body that's just worn out. Tragically, the world ended a week ago for 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary school. They had no idea that it would, but it did. It happens that way to people without a care in the world and people who have suffered for so long they look forward to the release.

Assuming for a second the Mayans were right. How are you going to spend the last few hours of your life? Assume for the moment they were wrong. That's still no guarantee that these might not be the last few hours of your life.

Don't get me wrong! I'm not trying to be morbid. I'm a realist. And I know that far too many people pass through the days without really living. Without paying attention to the important things in life. After the mayhem at Sandy Hook, many parents hugged their children their children tightly that night. Shed tears for them. Shed tears for the pain that others were feeling.

I guess what I'm saying is, why should it take a tragedy, or the end of the world for you to see what is most important in your life and live accordingly?

I want you to think about that, and then bookmark this blog, if you haven't already, just in case the world doesn't end, so you can come back. I'll be taking attendance!

Quote du jour

The whole world is rightly overwrought and crazed with grief over the murder of twenty totally innocent and blameless souls last Friday in Newtown. It was and is a catastrophe for the ages.

But Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promises to kill every Jew in Israel and then in the whole world, including babies… and he had his defenders, even at the Democratic National Convention. And it was daily life in Nazi-occupied Europe from 1939 to 1941 to kill thousands of Jewish children every day. But powerful, intelligent men and women in this country defended Hitler, spoke up for him and for keeping America from even sending arms to Britain when England stood alone. What are we to make of that?
-Ben Stein

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Medal of Honor

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Captain Roger Hugh C. Donlon


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while defending a U.S. military installation against a fierce attack by hostile forces. Capt. Donlon was serving as the commanding officer of the U.S. Army Special Forces Detachment A-726 at Camp Nam Dong when a reinforced Viet Cong battalion suddenly launched a full-scale, predawn attack on the camp. During the violent battle that ensued, lasting 5 hours and resulting in heavy casualties on both sides, Capt. Donlon directed the defense operations in the midst of an enemy barrage of mortar shells, falling grenades, and extremely heavy gunfire. Upon the initial onslaught, he swiftly marshaled his forces and ordered the removal of the needed ammunition from a blazing building. He then dashed through a hail of small arms and exploding hand grenades to abort a breach of the main gate. En route to this position he detected an enemy demolition team of 3 in the proximity of the main gate and quickly annihilated them. Although exposed to the intense grenade attack, he then succeeded in reaching a 60mm mortar position despite sustaining a severe stomach wound as he was within 5 yards of the gun pit. When he discovered that most of the men in this gunpit were also wounded, he completely disregarded his own injury, directed their withdrawal to a location 30 meters away, and again risked his life by remaining behind and covering the movement with the utmost effectiveness. Noticing that his team sergeant was unable to evacuate the gun pit he crawled toward him and, while dragging the fallen soldier out of the gunpit, an enemy mortar exploded and inflicted a wound in Capt. Donlon's left shoulder. Although suffering from multiple wounds, he carried the abandoned 60mm mortar weapon to a new location 30 meters away where he found 3 wounded defenders. After administering first aid and encouragement to these men, he left the weapon with them, headed toward another position, and retrieved a 57mm recoilless rifle. Then with great courage and coolness under fire, he returned to the abandoned gun pit, evacuated ammunition for the 2 weapons, and while crawling and dragging the urgently needed ammunition, received a third wound on his leg by an enemy hand grenade. Despite his critical physical condition, he again crawled 175 meters to an 81mm mortar position and directed firing operations which protected the seriously threatened east sector of the camp. He then moved to an eastern 60mm mortar position and upon determining that the vicious enemy assault had weakened, crawled back to the gun pit with the 60mm mortar, set it up for defensive operations, and turned it over to 2 defenders with minor wounds. Without hesitation, he left this sheltered position, and moved from position to position around the beleaguered perimeter while hurling hand grenades at the enemy and inspiring his men to superhuman effort. As he bravely continued to move around the perimeter, a mortar shell exploded, wounding him in the face and body. As the long awaited daylight brought defeat to the enemy forces and their retreat back to the jungle leaving behind 54 of their dead, many weapons, and grenades, Capt. Donlon immediately reorganized his defenses and administered first aid to the wounded. His dynamic leadership, fortitude, and valiant efforts inspired not only the American personnel but the friendly Vietnamese defenders as well and resulted in the successful defense of the camp. Capt. Donlon's extraordinary heroism, at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of his country.


Capt. Donlon: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are fewer than a hundrehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifd 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

When Cain slew Abel, his weapon did not have a detachable magazine, bayonet lug, flash hider, pistol grip or barrel shroud.
-Proof

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...


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

Quote du jour

But the term assault weapon was invented by the anti-gun lobby as a way of blurring the distinction between military-style semiautomatics, which fire once per trigger pull, and selective-fire assault rifles, which can be set to fire continuously (a distinction that President Obama, who wants to bring back the "assault weapon" ban, either does not grasp or deliberately obscures).
-Jacob Sullum

Monday, December 17, 2012

Mark Levin on Obama and Fort Hood


Some really excellent points here! If "gun control" didn't work at Fort Hood, how can it keep a less ordered and orderly society any safer?

H/T Hyscience

Medal of Honor Recipient Daniel Inouye, R.I.P.

It is with a heavy heart that we note the passing of Medal of Honor recipient Daniel K. Inouye at age 88.


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WASHINGTON -- Democrat Daniel Inouye, the U.S. Senate's most senior member and a Medal of Honor recipient for his bravery during World War II, has died. He was 88.

He died of respiratory complications and had been at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center since earlier this month.

And so another American hero from WWII passes into the history books. We remember your service, Lt. Inouye, and pray you rest in peace.

This is the citation from Lt. Inouye's medal:

Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully directed his platoon through a hail of automatic weapon and small arms fire, in a swift enveloping movement that resulted in the capture of an artillery and mortar post and brought his men to within 40 yards of the hostile force. Emplaced in bunkers and rock formations, the enemy halted the advance with crossfire from three machine guns. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Second Lieutenant Inouye crawled up the treacherous slope to within five yards of the nearest machine gun and hurled two grenades, destroying the emplacement. Before the enemy could retaliate, he stood up and neutralized a second machine gun nest. Although wounded by a sniper’s bullet, he continued to engage other hostile positions at close range until an exploding grenade shattered his right arm. Despite the intense pain, he refused evacuation and continued to direct his platoon until enemy resistance was broken and his men were again deployed in defensive positions. In the attack, 25 enemy soldiers were killed and eight others captured. By his gallant, aggressive tactics and by his indomitable leadership, Second Lieutenant Inouye enabled his platoon to advance through formidable resistance, and was instrumental in the capture of the ridge. Second Lieutenant Inouye’s extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the United States Army.


Second Lieutenant Inouye: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

Quote du jour

If they can manipulate the language of the debate, they can manipulate the outcome.
-Proof, on the false and incorrect usage of the term "Assault rifle"

Sunday, December 16, 2012

9-3-1 Niners vs. 9-3 Patriots

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Should be a good, tough road game for the Niners. Go Niners!

Update: Niners win 41 - 34, go to 10-3-1

Themes like old times

I Spy

9-4 Packers Take On the 8-5 Bears

We interrupt your regularly scheduled 49'er Cheerleaders to bring you... The Green Bay Packers!

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Go, Pack!

Update: Packers win 21 -13

Quote du jour

We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
-Vince Lombardi

Saturday, December 15, 2012

A Little Saturday Night Music

The Highwaymen - Michael Row the Boat Ashore

Saturday Linkaround

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Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

The Only Way to Stop a Gun is With a Gun

A reminder of the Worst Public School Shooting -"It took place in Michigan, in 1927."


The deadliest school massacre in US history was in 1927. Why its aftermath matters now



Bewitched by Obama: ‘Cliff’ talk is just an excuse to expand government
- George Will

‘SHUT UP!’ CAVUTO CORNERS DEM REP WHO CAN'T SAY WHAT SHE'D CUT

Obamacare Pre-Existing Condition Fee To Cost Companies $63 Per Person -"Especially at a time when we are facing economic uncertainty, (companies will) be hit with a multi-million dollar assessment without getting anything back for it"

If it is “job-killing tax” why did these Democrats vote for it?

Remember when Obamacare was gonna save us thousands on our health insurance? Me neither

Obama’s mob…he owns it!

Obamabot arbitrator forces Chrysler to reinstate drunken unionistas

At a time of My Choosing

Marine double-amputee’s treatment on Delta flight angers other vets

State Department Spent 4.5 Million for Embassy Art, Had No Money for Benghazi Security

What Happens When Your Volt or Ampera Battery Gets Old?

Michelle Obama Voted One Of The World’s “Most Desirable Women”…

Jobs plan on the move: Petition asking White House to consider building Death Star exceeds 25,000 signatures

Obama is the Sheriff of Nottingham not Robin Hood

Frosty the Snow John



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- Alice Goodwin & a Rule Five Roundup, Jennifer Nicole, Hayden Panettiere Bikini Pics!

Camp of the Saints - Rule Five Saturday

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes - Sasha Dindaya, Mana Sakura, Momo Yurino

Daily Mail – Rihanna, Victoria's Secret model Maryna Linchuk models several sexy bikinis, Erin Heatherton Victoria's Secret swimwear shoot

Good Monday Morning

EBL – Ultimate Rule Five Girls Fail compilation (video)

El Opinador Compulsivo – Before Penny, there was Bridget

Friday Night Babe – Kathryn Morris

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Hookers and Booze

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup

Good morning!

Obligatory 49 Cheerleader

Pirates Cove - Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup, If All You See…, If All You See…, If All You See…
, If all you see...

pitsnipesgripes –Aisleyne Horgan Wallace

Randy’s Roundtable –Cowboys cheerleaders

Sex in Advertising – Miranda Kerr (video)

The Classic Liberal – Rule 5

The Feral Irishman

The Last Tradition – Claire Trevor


Theo Spark –Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Saturday Toddy, Sunday Toddy, Bedtime Toddy, Bedtime Toddy ,Bonus Babe, Bonus Babe, Bonus Babe, Bonus Babe

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Tuesday

Three Beers Later – Rule 5

Vintage Babe of the Week – Dodie Stevens

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style



*By no means comprehensive. And a bit abbreviated this week. My apologies to those I missed!

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Cross posted (in part) at Say Anything

Quote du jour

"As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it is an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children. And we're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."
-Barack Obama, on the CT shooting

Wonder if the "meaningful action" to be proposed will be any different than that already taken and failed on the "street corners in Chicago"?

Friday, December 14, 2012

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