Sunday, March 31, 2013

Stupid Spam Tricks - Fed Ex Division

I got some spam in my folder this AM and it's just so stupid on so many fronts...

You have a package of $800,000,00 USD with FedEx awaiting an outstanding payment of $150. Call xxx-xxx-xxxx

Mr. Fisher Brown.

First of all, it's from "fedex_courier@outlook.com". Don'tcha think an outfit as big as Fed Ex could afford their own domain name?

Second, if someone was going to send me money, don't you think they'd have used a check or a wire transfer instead?

But, by some great coincidence, my Uncle Guido*, who launders money for the mob, regularly sends me large bundles of cash, in small, unmarked bills, that unfortunately have higher than usual traces of cocaine on them. But even Uncle Guido isn't dumb enough not to prepay the shipping.

So, no, I won't be calling. If you'd like the number to call, you can feel free to pick up the package, (along with the dye packs and wireless GPS from the Feds), I'll happily give you the number...for only $150.00 USD. You're welcome!



*I know that sounds like a horrible racial stereotype. "Uncle Guido" is actually a pseudonym for my longtime, childhood friend, Eric Holder.

Quote du jour

And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen.
-Luke, the physician

Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Little Saturday Night Music

Boys II Men - Time After Time

Connections - James Burke "The Wheel of Fortune"



Episode One "Trigger effect" .

Two: Death in the Morning

Three: Distant Voices

Four: "Faith in Numbers"

Best of the Web* Linkaround

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*…that I’ve seen all week!
Political/SocioEconomic

Report: More Doctors Plan to Retire Early

The Death of the Family -Mark Steyn

Benghazi's Silenced Witnesses Hidden In Plain Sight?


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


Chicago Set To Close 50 Public Schools


Will the gov’t-backed Fisker file for bankruptcy?


Why Did We Invade Iraq?- Victor Davis Hanson

Mayor Bloomberg’s irresponsible gun attack ads

California county administrator to get $423,644 a year -- after retirement

From the archives: Fort Hood and Benghazi were terrorist attacks -Debra Saunders


Feds Spending $880,000 To Study SNAIL SEX!?!? Your Tax Dollars At Work


Sequester pain? Dear Leader sends $500 million to Hamas

Videos


Dennis Miller in the No-Spin Zone


Krauthammer: Senate Democrats Budget 'Marches Us Off a Cliff Into Greece and Perhaps Cyprus' "The iPad didn’t even exist the last time the Senate had a budget.


The IRS Spent 60K To Make This POS Star Trek Parody
Set phasers to "lame".

Krauthammer’s Take: ‘Tide of War is Rising, America is Receding’


Cattle Farmer Fights for Right to Display Anti-Obama Signs
-GP

Ann Coulter Rips Jim Carrey During Segment for Out of Touch Non Comedy Video


Greg Gutfeld Goes After Gun Hypocrite Jim Carrey In Epic Rant


Greg Gutfeld Goes After Jim Carrey For Second Day


Megyn Kelly on Mark Kelly’s AR-15: Diamondback Police Supply Cancels Kelly’s AR-15


Culture


Gun Rights Supporter Sells Jim Carrey Photo on eBay So He Can Buy New Gun



Irrelevant Comic #JimCarrey To Sue #FoxNews?


School Video Teaches That US Deserved 9/11

Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics
Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

Equal Rights

"If Che Were Alive, He'd Wear a Sean Penn T-shirt"


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

90 Miles From Tyranny - Lovely ladies, Lingerie Ladies, Late night ladies, Late Night Ladies II

American Power- BudLight Hotties!, Maria Eugenia Suarez Rule 5, Gretchen Rossi Bikini Pics


Mirror, mirror


A View From the Beach- Puffy Ex-Porn Star Pulls Political Plans

A trainwreck -Thursday rule-5 Body language

By Other Means

Camp of the Saints - Rule Five News

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes , Rule Five , Daley Babe

Daily Mail – Kate Beckinsale black bikini

Good Monday Morning

EBL – Amanda Marcum

Eye of Polyphemus – Jessica Alba, Sara Jean Underwood, Kourtney Kardashian, Andressa Urach , Keeley Hazell

Friday Night Babe – Lauren Cohan

GOODSTUFF'S BLOGGING MAGAZINE (100th Issue)

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Hookers and Booze

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup

MILFs

Pat Dollard - Girls & Guns

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

pitsnipesgripes

PostalDog - Courtney Stodden

Randy’s Roundtable –Thursday Nite Tart

Reaganite Republican – Miss Uruguay

Red Neck Insurrectionist -Rule Five Friday

Sex in Advertising – Heidi Klum (video)

Support your local Gunfighter – Eve of Destruction, Gemma Let You Finish…, Isla Fisher

The Classic Liberal – Rule 5 – Jordana Brewster

The Feral Irishman – QWERTY

The Last Tradition – Sarah Palin, Myleene Klass

Theo Spark –Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Bonus Toddy, Bedtime Toddy, Banning Bikini Baristas (video)

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Sunday

TOTUS: Feeding the Alligators

Vintage Babe of the Week –Blaze Starr

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style : The Bikini




Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. Please send links of news, commentary, choice humor or Rule Fivage to:
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Quote du jour

Pope Biden the First? That would certainly bring the discussion about papal infallibility to an end!
-Proof

Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Lauren Cohan!

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

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Quote du jour

“Do not be afraid of blows. It is worthier to die upright than to die kneeling.”
-Reina Luisa Tamayo ,mother of martyred Cuban dissident Orlando Zapata Tamayo

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Vintage Babe of the Week

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

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

Ashley Judd is Not Running for Senate

This is probably not a newsflash for most of you. And the fact that Ashley is nuttier than squirrel poop means the announcement is no great loss to the Republic, although there are probably more than a few Republicans lamenting the lost opportunity to run against her. Still, despite changes brought about by nature, time and possibly a plastic surgeon or two, Ashley was quite the head turner in her day.

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Raise your hand if you want Ashley to run!

Happy Fifth Blogiversary, Proof Positive!

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As the swallows return to Capistrano, so comes the fifth blogiversary of Proof Positive. By the numbers: This time last year, 6000 posts, 382,000 hits from 198 countries, (which, I thought was every country on the planet*), averaging around six hundred hits a day. Nine days after I started, I added the widget from Sitemeter, which started off at about three hits a day (and one of them was me!).

Today, 7000+ posts, over half a million hits from 208 countries. My "ebuzz" ranking (formerly Wikio) among American political blogs is 167. (Got as high as 151 in January.)

I'd like to think that some of that growth is because of the content, provided by members of "Team Proof", some because of the "kindness of strangers" linking from some great blogs and some mighty fine looking women, occasionally featured on these pages. (Stacy McCain's Rule Five)

For those of you who visit on a regular basis, again, I thank you kindly for the time you spend here, whether contemplating the deep mysteries of life or just laughing as we poke fun at the foibles of fools. For those of you who were just suckered in, er, enticed by a headline or photograph, I am grateful to you, too, and hope that once you stumble in here, you stay a while and take a look around.

I ultimately take credit and/or blame for everything that appears here. To make this something you enjoy reading, I first make it something I would. Not everything here is meant to be earth shattering or profound, sometimes it's just funny, or interesting to me. And there's at least some new content everyday for non subscribers. (Subscribers sit with me on the beach, sipping rum drinks at Hanauma Bay. Subscription price To Be Determined.)

It's been a great five years. Most days are more fun than work. I have been joined by some outstanding bloggers, to entertain, enlighten and inform you. I appreciate every one who visits here, even the ones who disagree with me. (And you know who you are!) I'm trying to educate you just as fast as I can! (And, get a higher quality troll just as soon as I can afford one!)

-Proof

*My bad. My 208th country visited 1/27/13.

Find me on Twitter @ProofBlog and Facebook

(BTW, There was supposed to be cake! )

Second blogiversary posting is here. Third is here.
The fourth is here.

Quote du jour

An institution that predates the United States by several millennia will be defined for a third of a billion people by whichever way Anthony Kennedy feels like swingin’ that morning. The universal deference to judicial supremacism is bizarre and unbecoming to a free people.
-Mark Steyn

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"If Che Were Alive, He'd Wear a Sean Penn T-shirt"

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Medal of Honor

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Lieutenant Commander Thomas G. Kelley


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in the afternoon while serving as commander of River Assault Division 152 during combat operations against enemy aggressor forces. Lt. Comdr. (then Lt.) Kelley was in charge of a column of 8 river assault craft which were extracting 1 company of U.S. Army infantry troops on the east bank of the Ong Muong Canal in Kien Hoa province, when 1 of the armored troop carriers reported a mechanical failure of a loading ramp. At approximately the same time, Viet Cong forces opened fire from the opposite bank of the canal. After issuing orders for the crippled troop carrier to raise its ramp manually, and for the remaining boats to form a protective cordon around the disabled craft, Lt. Comdr. Kelley realizing the extreme danger to his column and its inability to clear the ambush site until the crippled unit was repaired, boldly maneuvered the monitor in which he was embarked to the exposed side of the protective cordon in direct line with the enemy's fire, and ordered the monitor to commence firing. Suddenly, an enemy rocket scored a direct hit on the coxswain's flat, the shell penetrating the thick armor plate, and the explosion spraying shrapnel in all directions. Sustaining serious head wounds from the blast, which hurled him to the deck of the monitor, Lt. Cmdr. Kelley disregarded his severe injuries and attempted to continue directing the other boats. Although unable to move from the deck or to speak clearly into the radio, he succeeded in relaying his commands through 1 of his men until the enemy attack was silenced and the boats were able to move to an area of safety. Lt. Comdr. Kelley's brilliant leadership, bold initiative, and resolute determination served to inspire his men and provide the impetus needed to carry out the mission after he was medically evacuated by helicopter. His extraordinary courage under fire, and his selfless devotion to duty sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.


Lt. Comdr. Kelley: 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

"The ipad didn't even exist the last time the Senate passed a budget."
- Charles Krauthammer

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising... here's the finished commercial we saw in the making last week...




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

Gabby Gifford's Hubby Denied Delivery of AR-15

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Tucson gun store owner cancels Mark Kelly's AR-15 purchase
The owner of a Tucson gun store where Mark Kelly recently purchased an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle canceled the transaction because Kelly did not plan to keep the rifle for his personal use.

Doug MacKinlay, owner of Diamondback Police Supply at 170 S. Kolb Road, posted on the store’s Facebook page Monday that he canceled the transaction March 21. A full refund was sent to Kelly via express mail, MacKinlay said.

“I determined that it was in my company’s best interest to terminate this transaction prior to his returning to my store to complete the Federal Form 4473 and NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) required of Mr. Kelly before he could take possession of this firearm"... Kelly has said he purchased the AR-15 to show how easy it is to buy an assault weapon. He said he planned to turn it in to the Tucson Police Department.

So, Gabby Gifford's husband can't take possession of an AR-15 "assault" rifle, because the seller determined that the firearm was not for the personal use of the purchaser. In other words, current law is working.

A couple of questions I had concerned the federal forms involved. Would Mark Kelly have to perjure himself in order to take possession of a gun he had no intention of keeping? And perhaps more importantly, was his newly minted gun control advocacy group, Americans for Responsible Solutions going to reimburse him for the purchase? If ARS were to reimburse him for the purchase, Mark Kelly would have become the classic straw man purchaser of firearms, buying a gun on behalf of another, when you have no intention of keeping the gun yourself?

Did this gun store owner, perhaps, save Mark Kelly from himself?

Cross posted at LCR.

Quote du jour

I absolutely hate it when civilians refer to Obama, or any president, as "our" commander-in-chief. No, he's the commander-in-chief of the military, but he's our president. The commander-in-chief gets to command the military; he doesn't get to command the rest of us, because we are neither his soldiers nor his subjects.
-Jonah Goldberg

Monday, March 25, 2013

Is Jim Carrey Heartless? Or a "Heartless Motherf**ker"?

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You may have heard that Jim Carrey made a "funny" video about the NRA and gun control. He tweeted in defense of his efforts:

'Cold Dead Hand' is abt u heartless motherf%ckers unwilling 2 bend 4 the safety of our kids.Sorry if you're offended…

He has, however starred in movies in the past and is about to appear in the sequel to "Kick Ass", a movie that contained more gun violence (and torture) than you probably saw in your entire childhood growing up.

Mr. Carrey: Will you be advising us to boycott your new movie because of the way it portrays guns and violence? Mr. Carrey?? Mr. Carrey???

Quote du jour

The Obama presidency is one of anecdotes in lieu of solutions.
- Victor Davis Hanson

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Construction Begins for Newest Goodyear Blimp

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"Iconic airships will become larger, faster, more maneuverable..."

AKRON, Ohio, March 22, 2013 – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced today that it has begun construction of the first of a new generation of airships to replace its fleet of world famous blimps.

The new Zeppelin LZ N07-101 airship, manufactured by Germany’s ZLT Zeppelin Luftschifftechnik, will be assembled at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake Hangar near Akron, Ohio. An agreement with ZLT Zeppelin to supply Goodyear with the new airships was announced in May 2011.

Relatively low tech Goodyear blimps have been flying since 1925. In a related story, the space shuttle, admittedly higher tech, took its first orbital test flight in 1981. Operational flights began the next year. The shuttle was discontinued in 2011. The next generation of shuttles is scheduled for... scheduled for.... Wait! Don't tell me! The next generation space vehicle of the preeminent leader of the exploration of space, is scheduled for... scheduled for... aw, nuts!

Should Businesses That Deny Concealed Carry Bear Greater Responsibility?

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Does she? Or doesn't she?

Part of the debate about gun control, revolves around the question of whether or not businesses or national parks or schools should allow those with Concealed Carry permits (CCW) to bring their guns with them, and what the liabilities might be.

Reader and Internet buddy Dave, alerted me to a piece by Frank J. over at IMAO, discussing a proposal that, if a business, such as a restaurant or theater, requires you to disarm before entering, should they be required to provide armed security? Or, as Frank suggests, should they be held liable for damages if a disarmed patron is killed or injured? They make a conscious decision to disarm their patrons, should they not be held financially responsible for the consequences of that decision?

I must admit, at first blush, there was a certain attraction to the idea. But the more I thought about it, I was coming up with scenarios that didn't fit the bill. For shorthand, let's call armed security Plan A, and increased liability Plan B.

Let's start with Plan A. You take your family into a Luby's, where a mass murder took place in 1991, when at least one CCW holder left a firearm in her car. You come in, order, sit down minding your own business. A goblin comes in and starts shooting. The armed guard reacts and starts shooting. Don't get ahead of me here.

What's his training? Police? Ex-military? Rent-a-cop? What's his experience? Beat cop? Combat? Call of Duty on the X-box?? Assuming he is proficient with a handgun, what are the effects of adrenaline as he is suddenly faced with shooting another human being. What if, in the excitement and confusion...he misses. If he hits you or a loved one, you may be worse off than taking your chances with the original bad guy. One of the reasons you are less likely to see an armed guard in a bank, is exactly that: what is the bank's liability if your guard injures or kills someone. The difference between a bank heist and a spree killing is that the bank robber wants to live to get away. The bank has insurance against theft. Risk benefit goes to unarmed guards. If Luby's hires an armed guard and can't prevent 1,2,3 or more deaths, or is responsible for injuries, how do you calculate the amount of liability. (I know. You get a lawyer.)

So, Plan A is risky. What about Plan B? Again, in many spree killings, the first indication that you are in one, is that someone has been shot. So, does this become like the Bill Clinton "first grope is free" policy? Since even a CCW holder is not necessarily going to be able to respond before the first shot is fired, is the restaurant liable for the first death if they ban CCWs? And if, because of the situational awareness you maintain as a good CCW holder, you noticed this guy when he first walked in, and might have stopped him before he fired his first shot, if you only had your weapon? Do you hire a lawyer, because you believe the "first dead patron" rule shouldn't apply in your case?

And to the extent that every McDonald's, Luby's and P.F.Chang's hires an armed guard or increases their liability insurance, to cover a statistically insignificant risk, you notice the cost of your food going up faster than the rate of inflation...

My suggestion? We don't need any new laws, with their accompanying judicial interpretations, regarding the liabilities or responsibilities of businesses that bar CCWs. Just say no. If someone came to your house and told you to lock up your gun where you couldn't access it easily, you'd tell them to pound sand. Why should your choice of restaurant or entertainment change that? Just like the Aurora CO shooter bypassed a theater that was closer in favor of one with a 'no gun' policy, gun owners need to do the same, and go a little farther out of their way to patronize businesses friendly towards gun owners and refuse to patronize those that deny you your right. McDonald's won't let you through the door with your gun? Use the drive through, or find another restaurant that doesn't make you choose between a burger and your Constitutional rights.

Can't find a gun friendly theater? Say hello to Mr. Blu Ray. Or make sure your concealed weapon is truly concealed. Ideally, no one should know you have it, or where it is on your person. Keep it that way. Until you need it. Then, better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.

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What is that about not wearing white after Labor Day?



Quote du jour

...the U.S. secretary of education, who doesn’t employ a single teacher, is the only education minister in the developed world with his own SWAT team: He used it to send 15 officers to kick down a door in Stockton, Calif., drag Kenneth Wright out onto the front lawn, and put him in handcuffs for six hours. Erroneously, as it turned out. But it was in connection with his estranged wife’s suspected fraudulent student-loan application, so you can’t be too careful. That the education bureaucracy of the Brokest Nation in History has its own Seal Team Six is ridiculous and offensive. Yet the citizenry don’t find it so: They accept it.
-Mark Steyn

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Connections -James Burke "Faith in Numbers"


Episode One "Trigger effect" .

Two: Death in the Morning

Three: Distant Voices

"Jake and the Fat Man" -Coming This Fall on the WB!

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Or should that be "Jake and the Shaq-man"?

Best of the Web* Linkaround

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*…that I’ve seen all week!
Political/SocioEconomic

Unlock Keystone


The Liberal Media Lie About CPAC
-Robert Stacy McCain

Obama forgoes Knesset address, opts to speak before Israeli students instead


Earth Hour: Vain Symbolism, Environmentally Unfriendly

Obama’s Middle East Map Erases Israeli Territory

DHS deploying in Homeland with ‘weapons of war’

Two Texas home invaders dead after shootout


Fusion Power on the Right -Conservatives and libertarians -Jonah Goldberg

HuffPo promotes meaningless gun statistic

Mark Levin, The Second Amendment, And The Militia

Videos

Chris Wallace asks Dick Durbin why $9 trillion in debt was irresponsible and unpatriotic while $16 trillion is ‘sustainable’

Praying Catholic Grandma (63) Violently Attacked at Planned Parenthood While Filming Botched Abortion Incident


Ann Coulter Destroys Feinstein Over Cruz Debate

Iraq War Hero With Brain Injury Is First Man Charged Under NY Safe Act

Coulter clashes with Hannity "You need to win elections first!"


"Test Drive" -Jeff Gordon pranks a car salesman

The Empire Strikes First? -Was the Death Star's destruction an inside job?

Black NRA Contributor Colion Noir Blasts Obama

From last November: Slain U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens buried in Grass Valley

Mark Levin: Obama quotes Saul Alinsky in the Middle East

Obama wants to "Make It Hurt" America. Why.



Thomas Sowell And William F. Buckley In 1981


Culture

Tapper 'face of new CNN'

Despite what ‘The Bible’ might suggest to some, #ObamaIsNotSatan

The Language Is Why We Keep Losing

Obama Apparently Looks Like Teenage Girls In Bikinis

Obama Limo Towed, Twitter Makes Fun With #ObamaLimoNames


Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics
Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

The Drone Arranger


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

90 Miles From Tyranny - Rule Five Late night ladies

American Power- Alice Goodwin


A View From the Beach -Hot, Naked Women for Blending Puppies

A trainwreck Rule Five

By Other Means

Camp of the Saints - Rule Five Saturday

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes - Elisha Cuthbert , Hot Ciara Pics

Daily Mail – Katherine Webb

Good Monday Morning

Dustbury – Markie Post at 62

EBL – Sopia Loren, Katie Pavlich

Eye of Polyphemus – Jordan Brewster, Cheryl Cole

Friday Night Babe – Zooey Deschanel

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Hookers and Booze

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup

Bacon

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

pitsnipesgripes

PostalDog - Rosie Jones

Randy’s Roundtable –Kate Upton, Thursday Night Tart

Reaganite Republican – Miss Lithuania

Sex in Advertising – Heidi Klum video

Support your local Gunfighter – Caprice Bourret

The Classic Liberal – Rule 5 – Heidi Cortez, Bambi

The Last Tradition – Martha Hunt, La La Anthony posts revealing bikini snaps

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

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Monday

Three Beers Later – Rule 5

Vintage Babe of the Week – Anne Bancroft

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style



Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. Please send links of news, commentary, choice humor or Rule Fivage to:
Proof.Positive@Hotmail.com

Quote du jour

I believe the correct appellation is "Nuttier than squirrel poop", but I may be mistaken. That may be an Appalachian appellation.
-Proof, on Ashley Judd's run for the Kentucky senate seat.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Zooey Deschanel!

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

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Quote du jour

The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
-Blaise Pascal

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Vintage Babe of the Week

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

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

Quote du jour

Toward the beginning of his administration, Bush (George W.) met with Ariel Sharon, the prime minister of Israel. Sharon was trying to impress on the new president the Israeli situation. He said (this is a paraphrase), “What would happen if you were governor of Texas and Texas got hit with missiles coming from Mexico? In an hour, there wouldn’t be a Mexico, right?”

Bush said, “No — 15 minutes.”
-Jay Nordlinger, Impromptus

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Medal of Honor

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Staff Sergeant Don J. Jenkins


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. S/Sgt. Jenkins (then Pfc.), Company A, distinguished himself while serving as a machine gunner on a reconnaissance mission. When his company came under heavy crossfire from an enemy complex, S/Sgt. Jenkins unhesitatingly maneuvered forward to a perilously exposed position and began placing suppressive fire on the enemy. When his own machinegun jammed, he immediately obtained a rifle and continued to fire into the enemy bunkers until his machinegun was made operative by his assistant. He exposed himself to extremely heavy fire when he repeatedly both ran and crawled across open terrain to obtain resupplies of ammunition until he had exhausted all that was available for his machinegun. Displaying tremendous presence of mind, he then armed himself with 2 antitank weapons and, by himself, maneuvered through the hostile fusillade to within 20 meters of an enemy bunker to destroy that position. After moving back to the friendly defensive perimeter long enough to secure yet another weapon, a grenade launcher, S/Sgt. Jenkins moved forward to a position providing no protection and resumed placing accurate fire on the enemy until his ammunition was again exhausted. During this time he was seriously wounded by shrapnel. Undaunted and displaying great courage, he moved forward 100 meters to aid a friendly element that was pinned down only a few meters from the enemy. This he did with complete disregard for his own wound and despite having been advised that several previous rescue attempts had failed at the cost of the life of 1 and the wounding of others. Ignoring the continuing intense fire and his painful wounds, and hindered by darkness, he made 3 trips to the beleaguered unit, each time pulling a wounded comrade back to safety. S/Sgt. Jenkins' extraordinary valor, dedication, and indomitable spirit inspired his fellow soldiers to repulse the determined enemy attack and ultimately to defeat the larger force. S/Sgt. Jenkins risk of his life reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.


S/Sgt. Jenkins: 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.”

The Drone Arranger

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"Hi-yo, IOU's!"

Assault weapons? Ban the bomb!

When arguing with gun control advocates, one of the arrows in their quiver (which, admittedly, is not a high capacity quiver!), is that, we have to do something , whether or not that something will actually help the problem or even exacerbate it. However,in spite of the foot stamping of Dianne Feinstein (D-Neverland), the so called "assault weapon" ban will not be a part of upcoming "gun safety" legislation, even though there was yet another example in the news recently of another deranged individual bent on mass murder.


This incident happened at the Orlando campus of the University of Florida. A spree shooter wannabee killed himself when his plan started to go awry. A college student with two guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition... and here is the dirty little secret that the gun banners never want to mention in their grandiose plans to separate you from your firearms...and a backpack filled with explosives... Four to be exact. Four improvised explosive devices. "Bombs", to the uninitiated.

And the reason why I call it a dirty little secret, is because, if you think about it, anyone willing to break all the laws concerning the manufacture and possession of destructive devices, is not going to be deterred by a law against any particular style of firearm. In other words, exactly the sort of person they say they are passing these laws to stop. This would-be shooter carried four bombs. The Aurora CO theater shooter made bombs and incendiary devices to boobytrap his apartment, hoping to kill or injure police whom he knew would search his home after he was killed or captured.

Adding an addition law would not have deterred the Aurora shooter, but, even if he had been denied any of the legal firearms he possessed, how many more people might have died had he simply placed one of his explosive or incendiary devices at each of the exits of that theater?

Dianne Feinstein's slightly hysterical exclamation that no one needs a bazooka is pertinent to a discuss of firearms, only insofar as if someone so crazed or indifferent to law or human life decides to build one, how is an additional law making it illegal going to stop him?



"Jerusalem Will Remain the Capital of Israel and it Must Remain Undivided"

As Obama finally makes his way into Israel as president, let us keep in mind the words he uttered in 2008 in order to get the job:
"Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided"


...and something about "defensible borders".

Quote du jour

"If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves."
-Thomas Edison

Tuesday, March 19, 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!

Quote du jour

"Here’s one of the odd things about being Pope. You’re the Pope and you’re in your office and sitting at your desk, and on your desk is a photo of your boss’s son."
- David Letterman

Monday, March 18, 2013

Quote du jour

"Say what you like about those Mayan guys, but they only schedule an apocalypse once every 5,126 years. Only Washington would try to pull it off every six weeks."
- Mark Steyn

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Time for Dianne Feinstein to Quit Waving the Bloody Shirt of Harvey Milk

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Just again, we saw it last week, Dianne the Indignant, droning on about how she is qualified to testify about gun violence, having seen it "up close and personal". Having the blood of her fellow members of the SF Board of Supervisors on her like some 'Red Badge of Superior Knowledge'. Please! A couple of months ago, I was in a hospital operating room, observing my surgeon perform arthroscopic knee surgery. And even though I was there and awake the whole time, with my surgeon giving me play by play of exactly what he was doing, I don't expect the AMA to coming calling on me anytime soon for my advice. I was a spectator there. I suppose, had I stuck my finger into one of the incisions to check my pulse, I may have been better qualified, as is Ms. Feinstein. What's up with that, anyhow? Who sticks their finger into a bullet wound to get a pulse? Did she excuse herself, waltz into the ladies' room to scrub in first?

If seeing bullet wounds and their effects "up close and personal" is qualification for setting gun control policy, shouldn't we ask the paramedics who arrived at the scene what their opinions were? They've undoubtedly seen more bullet wounds than Ms. Feinstein. How about the coroner? Does he get a say? Military corpsmen (that's pronounced "Core- men", Mr. President) see more trauma from bullets than the average city coroner. Let's let them decide!

Witnessing an accident by the side of the road, no matter how gruesome, does not qualify you to make decisions on highway construction, signage or guardrail construction, either. While it may have been quite traumatic for you, it does not confer any technical or legal expertise upon you.

The exact opposite case could be made, Ms. Feinstein, in the shooting of your colleagues, if after nearly 35 years, your emotions are riled up to this extreme, where you have to "cool off" after a few simple Constitutional questions, maybe you are too emotionally involved to make rational decisions about it? If you cannot control yourself, Ms. Feinstein, perhaps you should recuse yourself?

The legislative "solutions" you are pushing, would not have prevented the shooting at Sandy Hook, the shooting in the Aurora theater, or the shooting in City Hall in 1978. We all know your antipathy towards handguns, at least, towards those other than the one you happen to be carrying at the time. And your present rhetoric notwithstanding, you have stated that if it were within your power you would ban the private ownership of all guns.

Since you are pushing a "solution" that solves nothing of the problem of Sandy Hook, which supposedly was so great that the Senate was compelled to write a bill within a matter of weeks, when you and your fellow Senators have failed to produce a federal budget, required by the Constitution every year, for the last four years, and it solves nothing of the shooting of those men, whose bloody shirts you love to wave, why should we not see your actions as just one more bit of incrementalism when it comes to banning our Constitutionally protected firearms?

As sad as it is, the assassination of Harvey Milk and George Moscone benefited you personally, Ms. Feinstein. The sudden power vacuum at the top of the Board of Supervisors was filled by the supervisor with the blood stained fingers. You became Mayor of San Francisco, which gave you a larger platform to do things, like pass an un-Constitutional ban on handguns in your city, (which was fortunately overturned). It gave you a platform to run for higher office. But stop pretending that tragedy gave you any special insight into the Constitution or how to solve the problem of gun violence. It did not. That is evidenced by the shallow, knee jerk response you have to every shooting tragedy, whatever the cause and whatever the weapon. Waving the bloody shirts of Harvey Milk and George Moscone will not change that. It just makes you look like you haven't learned anything of use in the last thirty five years, except to play upon people's emotions.

Cross posted at LCR.

Ann Coulter at CPAC


Love her or hate her, she is a force to be reckoned with!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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Quote du jour

“Myself, I prefer to celebrate St. Seamus's Day. He's the guy who put the snakes in Ireland in the first place. Nobody's quite sure why, but some drinking may have been involved.”

-Tamara K.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Connections -James Burke "Distant Voices"


Episode one can be found here, Two here.

Best of the Web* Linkaround

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*…that I’ve seen all week!

Political/SocioEconomic

The Panopticon State -Mark Steyn

How to Weaken an Economy -Victor Davis Hanson

AF removes RPA (drone) airstrike number from summary


Inspector General Report on Racialist Dysfunction inside DOJ


Obama DHS Purchases 2,700 Light-Armored Tanks

DHS Approves Two $450 Million No Bid Contracts For More Weapons and Ammo

The Axis of Torpor -Mark Steyn

Mark Kelly's 'AR-15 Stunt' Provokes Giffords Photo Leak

Six months later, where are the Benghazi survivors?

Obama nominates a replacement for slain ambassador to Libya

Why Rand Paul’s filibuster was something worse than grandstanding


Shorter Juan Williams: I’m Sorry My Underpaid Assistant Plagiarized That Column With My Byline I Didn’t Write


Where your money goes


Your surprise ObamaCare taxes of the week


What the future might look like: "California Seizes Guns as Owners Lose Right to Keep Arms"

Bolling, Hannity, Trump Battle for ‘#Open Our WH’ - It's a cheap stunt. Cheaper than you know

Baucus on Keystone: ‘We Should Have Been Building It Yesterday’


Media Not Clamoring To Interview Benghazi Survivors

Scariest Chart You Ever Laid Eyes On



Sequester-proof: Queen Michelle's 50th birthday bash with Adele and Beyonce


Videos

Obama Administration Changed Benghazi Survivor’s Name!


Sequester? What Sequester?… Bo the Obama Dog Keeps His Motorcade
(Video)

Schakowsky (D-IL): Assault Weapons Ban 'Just the Beginning'

White House Refuses to Disclose Cost of President’s Golf Outings

SNL Slams Hugo Chavez

Marco Rubio’s CPAC Speech Champions American Exceptionalism


Culture

Global Warming: Hockey Stick meets boomerang

David Wood: After decades of lavish benefits, Military personnel face cuts


Obama Trying to Deport Homeschooling Family

Al Gore’s Digital Utopia -Roger Simon


The Bible: Beyond the Pale


Hey, Where’s My Corporate Dystopia?


Malice or Incompetence?
(In public education)

Nobody Expects the Toronto District School Board Inquisition . . .-Mark Steyn

139 WH Staffers Make Over Six Figure Incomes

Golden Oldie: Taxpayer Bill for Obama’s Hawaii Vacations: $20 Million

British Left’s War on ‘Page Three Girls’

Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun to be awarded Medal of Honor


Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics
Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

Obama's Legacy

Pic Of The Day: One Day’s Worth Of New Obamacare Regulations…

How We Know The Sequester Cuts Aren't As Deep As Obama Wants Us To Think They Are
-Looking Spoon

Wealthy Obama


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

90 Miles From Tyranny - Girls with guns

American Power- Smokin' Hot Conservative Women, Nigella Lawson

Camp of the Saints - Rule Five News

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes - Romina Aranzola, Berenice Marlohe
, This means war (NSFW), Jaime Edmondson, Roxanne McKee , Melinda Clarke, Morning Hotness, Rashida Jones

Daily Mail – Katie Holmes

Good Monday Morning

EBL – Sophie Dahl, Nigella Lawson, Miss Israel

Eye of Polyphemus – Daniela Rush, Scarlett Johansson, Jenny McCarthy, Hayden Panettiere, Denise Richards

Friday Night Babe – Marta Dabrowski


The Right Way -Friday Babe

Hookers and Booze

Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – Friday Pinup

Trust me.

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

pitsnipesgripes

PostalDog - Rule Five Sunday

Randy’s Roundtable – Thursday Nite Tart

Reaganite Republican – Barbie Dolls of the Ukraine

RedNeck Insurrection

Rio Norte Line – Katie Holmes

Sex in Advertising

Subject to Change –Rule Five (NSFW)

Support your local Gunfighter – Newest Fashion Craze, Or Jihadi Repellent?

The Classic Liberal – Rule 5

Theo Spark –Bedtime Toddy , Bonus Babe, Bonus Toddy, Bonus Toddy, Bonus Toddy, Tuesday Totty, How To Install a Digital Thermostat With Tara , Bedtime Totty

The Other McCain- Rule 5 Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week –Frances Rafferty

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Run, Ashley, run!


Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. Please send links of news, commentary, choice humor or Rule Fivage to:
Proof.Positive@Hotmail.com

Quote du jour

Barack Obama: Because just when we needed a Lincoln, we got a Hugo, er, 'Yugo'.
-Proof
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