Thursday, January 31, 2013

Obama Shoots Skeet (Trick Shot Edition)

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Okay! Now he's just showing off!

Obama Shoots Skeet

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If he shoots skeet as well as he does the bull, we should put him on our Olympic team!

Vintage Babe of the Week

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

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

Barack Constanza's (Unexpected) Incredible Shrinking Economy

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Remember just before the election, when conservatives were telling you not to believe the rosy scenario being painted by the administration on things like unemployment figures? Unemployment dropped below 8% when the economic anchor that is (liberal) California failed to produce their unemployment figures in a timely manner, which just happened to bring the national average down...as if there had been some actual improvement?

And how many times have the economist flacks for this administration told you in the last four years, that each subsequent piece of bad economic news was "unexpected"? The absence of leadership from the top, combined with the absence of pro-growth policies, and reckless, out of control spending, have put this nation on a very predictable course for economic disaster. There should be nothing "unexpected" about it, at least for those who are paying attention.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy shrank unexpectedly late last year, a reminder of the biggest threat it faces in 2013: sharp government spending cuts and prolonged political budget fights.

A plunge in defense spending helped push the economy into negative territory for the first time since mid-2009. The contraction in the October-December quarter came in at an annual rate of 0.1 percent, according to a government estimate released Wednesday.

Note first, the use of the ubiquitous "unexpectedly" in the lead. Ever get the impression that Forrest Gump is the editor in chief of most major news organizations?
"Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get."
Sorry, Forrest, but, yeah, we do! The ones that look like nuts covered in chocolate are generally chocolate covered nuts! To be completely surprised at every turn of the economy takes a far simpler mind than Forrest Gump's. Or someone in the tank for liberal politicians.

Note secondly the role attributed to government spending in propping up the economy. In bad economic times, average people tend to cut back their spending to essentials, and try to squirrel a little away in case times get worse. Governments, on the other hand, feel an entitlement to spend whatever they please, knowing that they can always print more money or extort more from their subjects.

So when government spending is finally curtailed, (in this case, by cuts in the military, which perhaps should be the last on the cutting room floor, not the first), those segments of the economy dependent on government cut back on their inventories, salaries and expansion plans, which further shrinks the economy.

Now before you draw the wrong conclusion about government spending as a stimulant to the economy*, remember than in order for government to spend a dollar in the economy, it must first take that dollar from someplace else in the economy. Worse yet is the inefficiencies of government, both from the amount of overhead siphoned off that dollar to maintain the bureaucracy, but often spending those dollars in inefficient or counter productive ways. Can you say "Solyndra"? When a company or individual who is creating wealth spends money, it is often reinvested in ways which grow their enterprises, increase their wealth, and increase the coffers of both private and public sectors, in addition to creating new, self-sustaining jogs.

In short, to channel my inner Jeff Foxworthy,
If you are an economist and are constantly surprised by just how bad the economic news is...you might be a liberal!


*Remember Nancy Pelosi's claim that for every dollar spent on food stamps, $1.79 is put back into the economy? It must follow then, that every dollar in taxes that government takes out of your pocket depresses economic activity by $1.79, right? Again, made worse by the fact that government overhead for the food stamp program could mean that government has to tax us $1.80 to provide that one dollar for food stamps that yielded the $1.79.



Quote du jour

"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader."
-Robert Frost

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Medal of Honor

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Captain Wesley L. Fox


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as commanding officer of Company A, in action against the enemy in the northern A Shau Valley. Capt. (then 1st Lt.) Fox's company came under intense fire from a large well concealed enemy force. Capt. Fox maneuvered to a position from which he could assess the situation and confer with his platoon leaders. As they departed to execute the plan he had devised, the enemy attacked and Capt. Fox was wounded along with all of the other members of the command group, except the executive officer. Capt. Fox continued to direct the activity of his company. Advancing through heavy enemy fire, he personally neutralized 1 enemy position and calmly ordered an assault against the hostile emplacements. He then moved through the hazardous area coordinating aircraft support with the activities of his men. When his executive officer was mortally wounded, Capt. Fox reorganized the company and directed the fire of his men as they hurled grenades against the enemy and drove the hostile forces into retreat. Wounded again in the final assault, Capt. Fox refused medical attention, established a defensive posture, and supervised the preparation of casualties for medical evacuation. His indomitable courage, inspiring initiative, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger inspired his marines to such aggressive action that they overcame all enemy resistance and destroyed a large bunker complex. Capt. Fox's heroic actions reflect great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps, and uphold the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.


Capt. Fox: 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

One of the nanny staters was proposing we penalize fat people much the same way we penalize smokers. That got me thinking...we penalize some poor slob for smoking, so he finally gives up cigarettes, and as so many do who quit, gains weight. Then, we'd penalize him again! Guy can't catch a break!
-Proof

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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!

H/T Randy's Roundtable

I Am the Very Model of a Modern Liberal Democrat

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LIBERAL
I am the very model of a modern liberal democrat
A hurtful, hate-filled, vile, vicious, low down, no good, dirty rat
I’m venal and pernicious and obnoxious and deplorable
And yet despite it all my mother still finds me adorable.
I spend my time producing copious amounts of excrement
Then fling it, like a monkey, ’round all over Al Gores internet
I loudly shout to one and all my intellect superior
Then demonstrate with equal verve my acumen inferior.

ALL
Then demonstrate with equal verve my acumen inferior.
Then demonstrate with equal verve my acumen inferior.
Then demonstrate with equal verve my acumen inferi-eiror.

LIBERAL
My grasp of fact is not the best; in truth it is quite tenuous
My view of history, ‘bout the same, is fractured, filtered, nebulous.
A hurtful hate-filled vile vicious low down no good dirty rat
I am the very model of a modern liberal democrat.

ALL
A hurtful hate-filled vile vicious low down no good dirty rat
He is the very model of a modern liberal democrat.

LIBERAL
I’ve studied Saul Alinsky and I’m practiced as a radical.
I cling to every tenant of the socialist, fanatical.
I make my rounds of all the liberal hotspots on the internet.
Then parrot what I read just like some kind of mind numb malcontent.
The topics that I comment on are peppered well with BDS.
I get the talking points I mouth from CNN and PBS.
The New York Times is like a bible that I pray to everyday.
I never question anything, no matter how dumb, that they say.

ALL
I never question anything, no matter how dumb, that they say
I never question anything, no matter how dumb, that they say
I never question anything, no matter how dumb, that they say, they say.

LIBERAL
I bloviate and obfuscate and knowingly prevaricate
I castigate, vituperate, at slinging mud, I’m really great.
A hurtful hate-filled vile vicious low down no good dirty rat
I am the very model of a modern liberal democrat.

ALL
A hurtful hate-filled vile vicious low down no good dirty rat
He is the very model of a modern liberal democrat.

LIBERAL
In fact when I can denigrate an African American (R)
With slurs the like of which were never dreamt of by the Ku Klux Klan.
When I can fight for death row cads just like they were my son or brother
Or the right of murder that belongs to an expectant mother.
When I can call my enemy, but not my homo friend, a fag
And tolerate behavior that would likely make a maggot gag.
Then all my wastrel pals would turn their beaming faces up at me
And say a better liberal democrat they never hope to see.

For my militant proclivities, both overt and clandestine-y,
Have only been brought down since the middle of our last century.
But still, a hate-filled vile vicious low-down no good dirty rat,
I am the very model of a modern liberal democrat.

-Onslaught1066

With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan

Quote du jour

There’s no accounting for taste. Obama is the hero of “progressive” America, and the hero of black America. Romney is the great ogre — clueless, if not callous. But who did all he could to snatch school choice from poor black children in Washington, D.C.? Obama did. These are children who, without choice, would have to go to wretched and violent schools. Schools where no learning can take place. Schools where no hope exists. Schools very much unlike the one to which Obama sends his own kids. Obama stood in the schoolhouse door.
-Jay Nordlinger

Monday, January 28, 2013

Big 3 Networks All Admit "Assault Rifle" Not Used in Newtown Shooting


Show this to all your liberal friends who have been hyperventilating over "assault rifles" for the last month.

Quote du jour

"Nothing could be further from the truth"
-Hillary Clinton

...The Obama administration on #Benghazi in seven words.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Not a Theme Like Old Times, but the Theme du jour

I didn't plan it this way, but today has a distinctive vegetarian vibe about it. The following is dedicated to all of you who've tried to "amend your carnivorous habits"...

The Women of PETA XXXIII

With Super Bowl XLVII coming next week, I figured some of you needed a brush up on your Roman numerals, so to the delight of some and the chagrin of others, after a long hiatus, we continue with yet one more tribute to those lovely lasses who would bare their assets to further the cause of PETA.

Because the world needs more naked, nearly naked and vegetable clad vegetarians!

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And for those of you expecting cheerleaders:

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Ever Wonder Why They Don't Make Vegetarian Zombie Movies?

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Quote du jour

Judge Bork said that he was advised not to answer Ted Kennedy’s wild accusations because those false accusations would discredit themselves. That supposedly sophisticated advice cost the country one of the great legal minds of our time — and left us with a wavering Anthony Kennedy in his place on the Supreme Court.
-Thomas Sowell

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A Little Saturday Night Music

Roger Miller - Where Have All the Average People Gone?"


Didn't even think to look for this one online until last week...

Saturday Linkaround

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Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

U.S. gift of F-16 fighters headed to Egypt, despite Morsi's harsh rhetoric –what could possibly go wrong?

CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson tears into Obama Admin over Benghazigate


CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Where Are The Witnesses Who Survived Benghazi?


Top Obama Aide: U.S. System Not Worthy of Obama

Philadelphia girl scolded, searched for pulling out paper gun at school

No Shots Fired: Home Intruders Decide Not to Stick Around After Seeing Their ‘Victim’ Holding an AR-15

Taxing the Poor –Thomas Sowell

Sandy victims still freezing their butts off in Obamaville

Jon Stewart mocks Obama for flubbing the presidential oath


Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
–photo


The Never-Before-Told Story of the World's First Computer Art
(It's a Sexy Dame)







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- Candace Swanepoel

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

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe Yoko Kumada

Daily Mail –Elisabetta Canalis

Dustbury – Tiffani Thiessen

EBL – Cheerleaders, Gemma Arterton

El Opinador Compulsivo – Halle Berry, Sophia Vergara

Eye of Polyphemus – Angie Layton, Maggie Grace

Friday Night Babe – Gan Lulu

Imnsho -Rule Five

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Hookers and Booze

Love is in the air...sorta

Ninety Miles From Tyranny – Girls with Guns


Obligatory 49 Cheerleaders


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…

pitsnipesgripes

PostalDog - Miami Reporting

Randy’s Roundtable –Kate Upton, Thursday Nite Tart

Reaganite Republican – Miss Ecuador

Pretty in Pink

Sex in Advertising – It's for you!

Subject to Change –Rule Five, the View from above

Support your local Gunfighter –Lindsay Vonn

The Classic Liberal – Rule 5 – Hannah Simone

The Feral Irishman – MILFY Monday

The Last Tradition – Katie Price

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

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Sally Field

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style : Guys or Gals?





*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!)

Quote du jour

"Children's TV is like pro wrestling: It may be scripted, but that doesn't mean it's fake."

-Bucky Katt, Get Fuzzy

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Gan Lulu!

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

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Quote du jour

For me, politeness is a sine qua non of civilization.
-Robert A. Heinlein

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Vintage Babe of the Week

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

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

Quote du jour

“Today in Washington, President Obama met with leaders of the American Indian tribes and they honored the president by giving him his own Indian name: ‘Running Deficit.’”
–Jay Leno

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Medal of Honor

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Captain Robert F. Foley


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Capt. Foley's company was ordered to extricate another company of the battalion. Moving through the dense jungle to aid the besieged unit, Company A encountered a strong enemy force occupying well concealed, defensive positions, and the company's leading element quickly sustained several casualties. Capt. Foley immediately ran forward to the scene of the most intense action to direct the company's efforts. Deploying 1 platoon on the flank, he led the other 2 platoons in an attack on the enemy in the face of intense fire. During this action both radio operators accompanying him were wounded. At grave risk to himself he defied the enemy's murderous fire, and helped the wounded operators to a position where they could receive medical care. As he moved forward again 1 of his machinegun crews was wounded. Seizing the weapon, he charged forward firing the machinegun, shouting orders and rallying his men, thus maintaining the momentum of the attack. Under increasingly heavy enemy fire he ordered his assistant to take cover and, alone, Capt. Foley continued to advance firing the machinegun until the wounded had been evacuated and the attack in this area could be resumed. When movement on the other flank was halted by the enemy's fanatical defense, Capt. Foley moved to personally direct this critical phase of the battle. Leading the renewed effort he was blown off his feet and wounded by an enemy grenade. Despite his painful wounds he refused medical aid and persevered in the forefront of the attack on the enemy redoubt. He led the assault on several enemy gun emplacements and, single-handedly, destroyed 3 such positions. His outstanding personal leadership under intense enemy fire during the fierce battle which lasted for several hours, inspired his men to heroic efforts and was instrumental in the ultimate success of the operation. Capt. Foley's magnificent courage, selfless concern for his men and professional skill reflect the utmost credit upon himself and the U.S. Army.


Captain Foley: 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.”

Imaginary Friends and Lovers

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Saw this in my local dead tree paper this AM.

-John Cole

Postal Increase Scheduled for This Sunday (1/27)

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This coming Sunday, new postal rates go into effect. The cost of the first ounce of a first class letter goes up a penny to $0.46. Your "forever" stamps are still good and a lot more convenient than keeping track of those penny or two penny stamps whenever the rates go up.

Just think of this as money well spent by the post office for sponsoring Lance Armstrong!

Quote du jour

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that he will stay at the White House for President Obama’s second term. He said his mission is to make the U.S. number one in education, and won’t stop until our students are doing gooder.
- Jimmy Kimmel

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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

It’s very rare that I come to an event where I’m like the fifth- or sixth-most interesting person.
Barack Obama

Unless, of course, there are only five or six people there!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Separated at Birth?

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Sorry! That's just the first image that popped into my mind after seeing Michelle's new 'do!

"Peace in Our Time"

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Obama channeling his inner Neville Chamberlain in his final inaugural address.

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!

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Quote du jour

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Themes Like Old Times

It's About Time

SF 49er's vs. Atlanta Falcons

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Go Niners!

Updte: Niners win 28-24. We're going to the Super Bowl

Quote du jour

Cross country skiing is great, if you live in a small country.
-Steven Wright

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Little Saturday Night Music

Roger Miller - King of the Road

Saturday Linkaround

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Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

(Crime and Violence) In the Absence of Guns –Mark Steyn

A Psychiatrist Examines The Anti-Gun Mentality

After 23 executive actions, Obama fails to address the problems he identifies.

David Gregory and wife knew D.C. Attorney General

Pretend Gun Control –Frank J. Fleming

Piers Morgan, Fileted

Rep. Hank Johnson '"NRA Fights Obama Because He is Black" -“ not the sharpest crayon in the box”

First, the Bad News –John Stossel

TSA dumps near-naked Rapiscan body scanners


“Coin Con”
–Eric Allie

Krauthammer: It's not about paying the bills, it's about borrowing (video)

Thomas Sowell Exposes The Left’s Lie About Tax Cuts For The Rich

One of These Things Is Not Like the Other...








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 Chastain, Ashley Greene

BRight and Early – Yvonne Zima

Camp of the Saints - Rule Five Saturday

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe - Andrea Rey

Daily Mail – Demi Moore bikini

Good Monday Morning

Dustbury – Emmy Rossum

EBL – Jessica Chastain

El Opinador Compulsivo – Emmy Rossum, Marina Calabró

Friday Night Babe –Laetitia Casta

The Right Way Friday Babe

Hookers and Booze

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup , Nice holster!

Her Top Don't Match

Ninety Miles From Tyranny

Obligatory 49er's, Falcons, Texans, Broncos Cheerleader

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...

PostalDog - Tiger Woods' Ex

Randy’s Roundtable – Thursday Nite Tart , One side of gun debate

Reaganite Republican – Miss Croatia

Sex in Advertising – Kim Kardashian

Subject to Change

The Classic Liberal – Rule 5 – Alana Blanchard

Theo Spark –Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Saturday Toddy, Sunday Toddy, Bedtime Toddy, Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Bonus Babe, Bonus Babe, Bonus Babe, Monday Mopsies, Red Friday Totty , Saturday Toddy, Bedtime Toddy, Wednesday Toddy

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Karin Dor

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style : Katherine Webb




*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:
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Quote du jour

There are people calling for the banning of assault weapons who could not define an "assault weapon" if their life depended on it. Yet the ignorant expect others to take them seriously.
-Thomas Sowell

Friday, January 18, 2013

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