Monday, March 31, 2014

A Tale of Two Leaders

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Cross posted at LCR, Political Clown Parade


President Selfie: Hopelessly Delusional, Cravenly Dishonest or Mind Numbingly Incompetent?

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President Obama made a statement the other day in response to a question about what Mitt Romney had said in the presidential debates about a possible Russia threat. At the time, Obama cavalierly dismissed it as living in the past.
"The 80's called. They want their foreign policy back!"
He doubled down on that stupidity in his reply:
"Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors — not out of strength, but out of weakness"

Weakness? Really?? Was Germany in 1939 merely a "regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors — not out of strength, but out of weakness"? BTW, Mr. President, in case you were on vacation at the time, Russia did more than merely threaten her neighbors, she invaded one and annexed it with nary a shot fired. And as far as being merely a "regional power", exactly how many nukes and ICBMs does this "regional power" possess?

Prior to WWI, Archduke Ferdinand was the leader of a "regional power", whose assassination sparked a global conflict. Some of the "neighbors" the current regional power of Russia might be threatening, are members of NATO. The US has signed treaties with them, that we will defend them the same as if the US were attacked. To quote from their website:
NATO’s essential purpose is to safeguard the freedom and security of its members through political and military means.

Now, you can debate all day long whether or not making alliances with various allies is the wisest course to take, or whether we will pursue this course in the future, but are we going to run away from these treaties we have already signed, as Obama has done with the agreements to guarantee the sovereignty and defense of the Ukraine?

The White House is making a big deal out of the fact that the last phone between Putin and Obama was initiated by Putin. Really? This is not because of any weakness. Putin is the kind of guy who, when he shakes your hand, you'd do best to count your fingers afterwards. He is seeking to consolidate his gains and perhaps gauge when the next bit of Russian adventurism might most effectively and efficiently take place.

Barack "President Selfie" Obama and John "Magic Hat" Kerry try to portray Russian acts of aggression as being "weak" and "old fashioned". Perhaps, if either had spent a significant amount of time in the military, they might have learned that the aggressor in a war is not "weak", and war, rather than being somehow a uniquely 19th century phenomenon or as old fashioned as last year's bicycle spandex, is historically an integral part of the human condition.

Someone had best remind The Least Serious President in the History of the Republic™, that part of his job is Commander-in-Chief, and to explain to him everything that goes along with that responsibility. If you can ever get him off the 18th green...


BTW, the headline does not preclude the possibility of a combination of all three.

Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Cross posted at LCR, Political Clown Parade

Quote du jour

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
― Henry James

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Quote du jour

“Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.”
― Steven Wright

Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Little Saturday Night Music

John Stewart - Lonesome Picker

"Mechanisms of Change: Do Lemons Whistle?" -James Burke

James Burke Speaks at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)


(This one's for you, Stevie Ray!)

Best of the Web* Linkaround

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


The end of The Monroe Doctrine, Putin establishes military bases in Latin America


Obama Demolishes Navy Tomahawk, Hellfire Missiles to 0 by 2016: No Replacement – Admirals Silent

I Thought Voter Fraud Was Non-Existent

Remember the missing Obamacare "back-end?" Yeah, HHS still hasn't built that

Videos

UK faces hospital horror story -The Five

Study: Obama Most Well-Traveled, Expensive President In History Through Five Years

Culture

Springfield Illinois Grant Middle School: You Have Right to “Certain Weapons Providing” You “Register Them”


Democrats Honor Vote Fraud Criminal in Cincinnati



Why the ATF’s raid on Ares Armor matters


Ideas Have Consequences

Jonah Goldberg on the real meaning of “social justice”

Ukrainian Lesson: Fools and Their Guns Are Soon Parted

Obama’s Newest Assault on Free Speech: The So-Called ‘Free Flow of Information Act’

Teacher Tells 5 Year Old: Not Good to Pray


Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

How Obamacare has increased health insurance premiums

Eric Holder scandal timeline


Sunday Funnies


Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

Earl of Taint - Legacy Restored: Jimmy Carter’s New Book Refutes Ranking As ‘Worst President Ever’

Reaganite Sunday Funnies

Linkfests:

The Paste -A Poor Mans Drudge Report....

In The Mailbox, 03.25.14


In The Mailbox, 03.26.14

In The Mailbox, 03.27.14

In The Mailbox, 03.28.14

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 - Hot Pick, Morning Mistress, Hot pick, Morning mistress, Morning mistress, Girls with guns

American Power- Kate Upton is New Face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics (VIDEO), Anais Zanotti, Tabata Jalil


Girls and Guns

Do it for Denmark!

Blackmailers Don't Shoot - Rule 5 with Jennifer Lawrence

By Other Means - Cosplay

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes - Erina Mano, Yuki Mamiya, Hitomi Yasueda, Iyo Hanaki

Daily Mail – Beyonce

EBL - Spring Break 2014

Friday Night Babe – Katee Sackhoff

Good Stuff's Cyber World , Crazy Natalia Poklonskaya Stuff

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World -The Friday Pin Up

The Right Way - Friday Babe


Hookers and Booze


Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Hottie, And another

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

PostalDog - Danica McKellar

reaganite republican -'Miss Uruguay 2013'

Sex in Advertising - Wonderbra

The Last Tradition - Marquita Pring

Theo Spark – Bedtime Totty, Teatime Totty, Bedtime Totty

The Other McCain- Rule Five Monday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Heather Thomas

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba - Friday Nite Tite Dresses, Facetime, The best part of that movie , Facetime



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

The poor debater couldn't give any "concrete" examples because he was anti-cementic.
- Proof

Friday, March 28, 2014

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's Sixth Anniversary FNB* was one of our very first FNBs: Katee Sackhoff!

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

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Happy Sixth Blogiversary, Proof Positive!

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As the swallows return to Capistrano, so comes the sixth blogiversary of Proof Positive. By the numbers: This time last year, 7000+ posts, over half a million hits from 208 countries. 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, 8000+ posts, over 700,000 hits and 2 Million+ page views from 210 countries. My "ebuzz" ranking (formerly Wikio) among American political blogs is 165.

Most notably in the past year was the addition of artist John Cox to "Team Proof". His cartoons, some stand alone and some in collaboration with me, have added a great look and perhaps a little more bite to some of the commentary. I'd like to thank Andrew Roman, as well, whose contributions are always thought provoking and well done.

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 six years. Most days are more fun than work. I have been joined by some outstanding talents, 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



Find me on Twitter @ProofBlog and Facebook

(BTW, There should always be cake! )

This...is CNN!

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Quote du jour

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.
There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
― Douglas Adams

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Vintage Babe of the Week

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

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

Clubs Not His Strong Suit

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Quote du jour

“If you're reading this...Congratulations, you're alive.
If that's not something to smile about, then I don't know what is.”
― Chad Sugg

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Medal of Honor

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Lieutenant Harvey C. Barnum, Jr.


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. When the company was suddenly pinned down by a hail of extremely accurate enemy fire and was quickly separated from the remainder of the battalion by over 500 meters of open and fire-swept ground, and casualties mounted rapidly. Lt. Barnum quickly made a hazardous reconnaissance of the area, seeking targets for his artillery. Finding the rifle company commander mortally wounded and the radio operator killed, he, with complete disregard for his safety, gave aid to the dying commander, then removed the radio from the dead operator and strapped it to himself. He immediately assumed command of the rifle company, and moving at once into the midst of the heavy fire, rallying and giving encouragement to all units, reorganized them to replace the loss of key personnel and led their attack on enemy positions from which deadly fire continued to come. His sound and swift decisions and his obvious calm served to stabilize the badly decimated units and his gallant example as he stood exposed repeatedly to point out targets served as an inspiration to all. Provided with 2 armed helicopters, he moved fearlessly through enemy fire to control the air attack against the firmly entrenched enemy while skillfully directing 1 platoon in a successful counterattack on the key enemy positions. Having thus cleared a small area, he requested and directed the landing of 2 transport helicopters for the evacuation of the dead and wounded. He then assisted in the mopping up and final seizure of the battalion's objective. His gallant initiative and heroic conduct reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service.

Lt. Barnum: 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.”

Alas! We Knew Him!

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Quote(s) du jour

"...there are 10 countries in Latin America that currently have no U.S. ambassador because they either haven't been nominated yet or confirmed..."
- Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)

President Selfie too busy filling in his NCAA brackets to actually do his job? I'm shocked. SHOCKED!
-Proof

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Don't T Read On My Obamacare

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Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...

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

To Crush Your Enemies, To See Them Driven Before You, and To Hear the Lamentations of Their Women

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Cross posted at LCR, Political Clown Parade



Quote du jour

“When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.”
― Groucho Marx

Monday, March 24, 2014

Vladimir, Then and Now

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Cross posted at LCR, Political Clown Parade

Quote du jour

“Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Quote du jour

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

Saturday, March 22, 2014

A Little Saturday Night Music

Sammy Davis Jr. - One For My Baby

Best of the Web* Linkaround

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

While you were sleeping this weekend Obama gave away the internet


GONE IN 60 SECONDS


Barack Obama: (Unintentional) Man of Liberty


Obama Worked to Destroy Massive Ukraine Arms Cache That Could Have Helped Against Russia Today


Non-interventionism vs. Cowboy diplomacy

Videos

Krauthammer: Send weapons to Ukraine or risk future war with Russia





Culture

‘Snools Rule’: Mary Daly and the Radical Feminist School of Atrocious Writing

Back When People Believed in the Future

High School EMT Trainee Spends 13 Days In Jail For Having A Pocket Knife In The Trunk Of His Car

Michelle Staying in $8,000 Beijing Suite

Beijing hotel workers already 'fed up' with Obama entourage in 3400-square-foot, $8,350-per-night suite inconveniencing 'pretty much everyone' – and the first lady's mother is 'barking at the staff' Can you say: "Ugly American"?

Mississippi To Begin Drug Testing Welfare Recipients

It takes this young woman only 60 seconds to explain why everyone needs a gun


Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO Home page

Sunday Funnies

Articles Of Impeachment Ignored By The Press

Earl of Taint - Russia Downs American Drone


wrecking ball


Technology:


Private Aerospace Company SpaceX To Launch The World’s First Reusable Booster



Linkfests:

The Paste -A Poor Mans Drudge Report....

In The Mailbox, 03.21.14

The Good... The Bad... and the Fugly!

In The Mailbox: 03.20.14


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 - Hot Pick, Morning Mistress, girls with guns, girls with guns

American Power- Kelly Brook, Alessandra Ambrosio,

It's Friday...

Blackmailers Don't Shoot - Rule Five links

By Other Means - Cosplay

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes - Miku Ohashi, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Vivian Gumaraes, Lorena Orozco, Rio Ogawa, Harukah Ito, Daniela Tamayo , Daley Babe

Daily Mail-Coco Austin in TINY two piece

Fishnet Friday, Good Monday Morning

Friday Night Babe – Joanne Nosuchinsky!

Good Stuff's Cyber World

IMNSHO- Hump Day- Rule 5 Version…

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World -The Friday Pin Up

The Right Way - Friday Babe

Hookers and Booze

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away

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

PostalDog - Danica McKellar

Randy's Roundtable - Thursday Nite Tart

reaganite republican - Miss Italia pageant

Sex in Advertising -Guess

Soylent Siberia

Subject to Change - Hump day

Support You Local Gunfighter -Amazin’ In The Sun

The Last Tradition - Ciara

Theo Spark – Teatime totty, Teatime Totty

Vintage Babe of the Week – Maggie Smith

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style, Happy St Patrick's Day Woodsterman Style

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba - Friday Nite Tite Dresses, Buenas



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

Safe to say, the only way President Obama will ever find his way onto Mt. Rushmore will be on a Park Service tour.
-Proof

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Never Bring a Tattoo to a Gunfight

File under "News of the Weird": a man in Maine who was running around in the cold, shirtless, probably should not be running around shirtless.

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Having a life sized gun tattoo on your body approximately where a gun might be tucked in your waistband, it might not be a good idea to take your shirt off before you chase people off your property. Unless you're an idiot.

Maine man Michael Smith woke up to police with assault rifles drawn on his front lawn Tuesday morning after authorities believed he had a flashed a gun during an argument.

A shirtless Smith had angrily shooed a tree removal company off of his property — spooking the landscapers with they thought was a handgun tucked in his pants.

When the police yell, "Drop the gun!", and you can't comply, you'd better hope your bulletproof vest will stop the bullets of any trigger happy cops. No, wait! You can't! Because, like a dumbass, you're going around outside in the Maine winter with your shirt off!

Good plan, dumbass! If you want to impress someone with a gun, get a gun you can actually use on bad guys if you need to, or drop if instructed to by the good guys. Bringing a tattoo to a gunfight is likely to get you shot.

Vintage Babe of the Week

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

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Like fine wines, the ladies improve with age!

A Fine European Whine

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Quote du jour

If we have enough authority and we have enough power, we are obliged as Muslims to take the authority away from the people who have it and implement the Shariah.
-Anjem Choudary

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Medal of Honor

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Hospital Corpsman Second Class Donald E. Ballard


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life and beyond the call of duty while serving as a HC2c. with Company M, in connection with operations against enemy aggressor forces. During the afternoon hours, Company M was moving to join the remainder of the 3d Battalion in Quang Tri Province. After treating and evacuating 2 heat casualties, HC2c. Ballard was returning to his platoon from the evacuation landing zone when the company was ambushed by a North Vietnamese Army unit employing automatic weapons and mortars, and sustained numerous casualties. Observing a wounded marine, HC2c. Ballard unhesitatingly moved across the fire swept terrain to the injured man and swiftly rendered medical assistance to his comrade. HC2c. Ballard then directed 4 marines to carry the casualty to a position of relative safety. As the 4 men prepared to move the wounded marine, an enemy soldier suddenly left his concealed position and, after hurling a hand grenade which landed near the casualty, commenced firing upon the small group of men. Instantly shouting a warning to the marines, HC2c. Ballard fearlessly threw himself upon the lethal explosive device to protect his comrades from the deadly blast. When the grenade failed to detonate, he calmly arose from his dangerous position and resolutely continued his determined efforts in treating other marine casualties. HC2c. Ballard's heroic actions and selfless concern for the welfare of his companions served to inspire all who observed him and prevented possible injury or death to his fellow marines. His courage, daring initiative, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.

HC2c. Ballard: 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.”
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