Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Medal of Honor

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Sergeant Peter C. Lemon


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Lemon (then Sp4c.), Company E, distinguished himself while serving as an assistant machine gunner during the defense of Fire Support Base Illingworth. When the base came under heavy enemy attack, Sgt. Lemon engaged a numerically superior enemy with machinegun and rifle fire from his defensive position until both weapons malfunctioned. He then used hand grenades to fend off the intensified enemy attack launched in his direction. After eliminating all but 1 of the enemy soldiers in the immediate vicinity, he pursued and disposed of the remaining soldier in hand-to-hand combat. Despite fragment wounds from an exploding grenade, Sgt. Lemon regained his position, carried a more seriously wounded comrade to an aid station, and, as he returned, was wounded a second time by enemy fire. Disregarding his personal injuries, he moved to his position through a hail of small arms and grenade fire. Sgt. Lemon immediately realized that the defensive sector was in danger of being overrun by the enemy and unhesitatingly assaulted the enemy soldiers by throwing hand grenades and engaging in hand-to-hand combat. He was wounded yet a third time, but his determined efforts successfully drove the enemy from the position. Securing an operable machinegun, Sgt. Lemon stood atop an embankment fully exposed to enemy fire, and placed effective fire upon the enemy until he collapsed from his multiple wounds and exhaustion. After regaining consciousness at the aid station, he refused medical evacuation until his more seriously wounded comrades had been evacuated. Sgt. Lemon's gallantry and extraordinary heroism, are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the U.S. Army.


Sgt. Lemon: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are seventy nine 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.”

Gamesmanship

Quote du jour

Hillary has all the charm of a matronly undertaker.
-Geraldo Rivera

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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!

Surely you jest!


And don't call me Shirley!

Quote du jour

"Leonardo DiCaprio. This guy was so bad in Titanic, that I was rooting for the iceberg."
-Bill O'Reilly

Monday, September 28, 2015

Hollywood Went to War

Number 23 in our series Hollywood Went to War, is child actor, pilot, & Uncle Fester... Jackie Coogan!

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Coogan enlisted in the United States Army in March 1941. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, he requested a transfer to United States Army Air Forces as a glider pilot because of his civilian flying experience. After graduating from glider school, he was made a flight officer and he volunteered for hazardous duty with the 1st Air Commando Group. In December 1943, the unit was sent to India. He flew British troops, the Chindits, under General Orde Wingate on March 5, 1944, landing them at night in a small jungle clearing 100 miles behind Japanese lines in the Burma campaign.
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Coogan, jobless and moneyless, enlisted into the US Army in the spring of 1941. He married his second wife, Flower Perry, that summer (they would have one kid, writer/producer/3D pioneer John Anthony Coogan).

And when Pearl harbor dragged the US into World War II, Coogan requested transfer to the Army Air Corps and ended up becoming a Flight Officer and glider pilot. For those not familiar with WWII gliders, they were how you inserted soldiers behind enemy lines before the helicopter. Literally nothing more than a fragile, fabric-covered, engineless airframes with seats, they were towed to altitude by a cargo plane, then released and left to glide down to the ground. The pilot had to dead-stick the plane to a landing, typically in a rough field far from a runway. It was a dangerous task even under ideal conditions.

But Flight Officer Jackie Coogan, rather than shirk, volunteered for progressively more daring missions, eventually joining the 1st Air Commando Group. This group, which remains in existence today, was and is one of the primary US military forces for inserting special operations forces deep behind enemy lines.

Coogan saw action in Southeast Asia on March 5th, 1944, when his glider was among those delivering General Orde Wingate's "Chindits" (British special forces, including elements from the 2nd Gurkha Rifles) deep behind Japanese lines.

Landing a heavy glider is hard enough under training conditions. Landing one onto a crude strip hacked from out of virgin jungle, at night, under blackout, hundreds of miles behind enemy lines in a war zone...let's just say that takes a level of daring and skill few possess. He completed his mission. Enough said.

He was also well-loved by the commandos he served with, where the sheer fact that he had been married to Betty Grable - pin up queen of the war - made him a legend.


Flight Officer Coogan, we salute you for your service. R.I.P.

From Each According to His Ability & Frankly, Y'all Aren't Trying Hard Enough!

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Quote du jour

What we learn from history is that people don't learn from history.
-Warren Buffett

Sunday, September 27, 2015

1-1 Niners vs. 2-0 Cardinals

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Go Niners!

Update: It's 14 - 0 Cardinals early in the first qtr. I think we've got them lulled into a false sense of security.

Update II: Final score: Arizona 47, Niners 7

I may have to update my avatar...

Quote du jour

Joe Biden was begged to run for president by editorials in leading liberal newspapers Tuesday. It is amazing. Three months ago, he was a national joke and a nightly punch line but then the Democrats got a good look at Hillary and Bernie and suddenly Joe Biden looks like the fifth face on Mt. Rushmore.
- Argus Hamilton

Saturday, September 26, 2015

A Little Saturday Night Music

Martina McBride & Clint Black - Still Holding On (LIVE)

Best of the Web*

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*…that I’ve seen all week!
Political/SocioEconomic
Hillary Clinton says she opposes Keystone pipeline

More emails surface in Hillary Clinton Benghazi probe

Trump Continues to Struggle with that Pesky 1st Amendment Thingy

What did Hillary Clinton do wrong? -Sharyl Attkisson



Videos
Benghazi Movie “13 Hours” -trailer

How to Build a Clock Just Like Ahmed Mohamed in Only 20 Seconds

Obama blocks conservative black middle schooler from following him on Twitter!





Culture
Ahmed Mohammed Clock is a FRAUD

Eisenhower: Illegals – TENS OF THOUSANDS Sent Deep Into Mexico On Two Ships

'The View' Apology NOT Accepted ...More Advertisers Bail


How Ahmed’s clock became a false, convenient tale of racism






Technology
Boeing Unveils a Version of the F-15 With Twice as Many Missles

‘Road Zipper’ Truck Moving 1500-Pound Median Barriers on the Golden Gate Bridge




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

The Illustrated Frank J: Refugee Crisis

Today's Toons 9/16/15

Today's Toons 9/17/15

The Briefing Room

Today's Toons 9/21/15

Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners September 18, 2015





Linkfests:


In The Mailbox: 09.18.15


Recommended Saturday Reading for Normal, Non-Weird Americans

Sunday Linkaround


In The Mailbox: 09.23.15


In The Mailbox: 09.25.15





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, girls with guns, Blogs With Rule 5 Links, girls with guns, girls with guns, girls with guns

American Power- Joey Fisher and Stacey Poole, Cindy Crawford on Turning 50, Playboy Playmates Show You How They Work Out (VIDEO), Waking Up with Abigail Ratchford (video)

By Other Means - Cosplay, Tap Rack & Bang, Ride 'Em Cowgirls!
, Hidden Assets

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes:  Aya Hazuki, Brianna Brown , Briga Heelan, Celina Jade, Layla Amane

Double Trouble -Lingerie Thursday

EBL - Oktoberfest 2015

Good Monday Morning

Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale, Wednesdeyes

Friday Night Babe - Vica Kerekes!

Good Stuff's Cyber World #209

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Good Morning Girl

Pirates Cove - Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup, If all you see..., If all you see..., If all you see..., If all you see...

Flowing Curves of Beauty


Randy's Roundtable - Cowboy cheerleader

Sex in Advertising - Goldie


The Last Tradition - Candice Swanepoel

The Right Way -Friday Babe

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Marion Davies!

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba - Buenas, Buenas, Leg Day, Saturday Short Shorts


...and the obligatory 49er cheerleader


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

Today I took off all the covers on my light switches & outlets.
I may have just invented 'the house'! #AhmedTheClockmaker
-Mike B.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB*, in honor of the blog 'Support Your Local Gunfighter', which is no longer with us, is Wyatt's favorite Vica Kerekes!

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


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...and by popular demand (mine):



Free Radicals

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Quote du jour

White House press secretary Josh Earnest: the agreement “will be a significant constraint on Iran’s nuclear program.”

Significant constraint? They needed a straightjacket. We put them in a hula hoop.
-Harvey Harvelson (IMAO)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Medal of Honor

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Major Howard V. Lee


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. A platoon of Maj. (then Capt.) Lee's company, while on an operation deep in enemy territory, was attacked and surrounded by a large Vietnamese force. Realizing that the unit had suffered numerous casualties, depriving it of effective leadership, and fully aware that the platoon was even then under heavy attack by the enemy, Maj Lee took 7 men and proceeded by helicopter to reinforce the beleaguered platoon. Maj. Lee disembarked from the helicopter with 2 of his men and, braving withering enemy fire, led them into the perimeter, where he fearlessly moved from position to position, directing and encouraging the overtaxed troops. The enemy then launched a massive attack with the full might of their forces. Although painfully wounded by fragments from an enemy grenade in several areas of his body, including his eye, Maj. Lee continued undauntedly throughout the night to direct the valiant defense, coordinate supporting fire, and apprise higher headquarters of the plight of the platoon. The next morning he collapsed from his wounds and was forced to relinquish command. However the small band of marines had held their position and repeatedly fought off many vicious enemy attacks for a grueling 6 hours until their evacuation was effected the following morning. Maj. Lee's actions saved his men from capture, minimized the loss of lives, and dealt the enemy a severe defeat. His indomitable fighting spirit, superb leadership, and great personal valor in the face of tremendous odds, reflect great credit upon himself and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service.


Major Lee: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip: Home of Heroes

There are seventy nine 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 Most Interesting Liar in the World -Outsider

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Quote du jour

"Top Secret information isn't classified because it's marked, it's marked because it's classified."
-Brit Hume

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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!

Colonel of Truth

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Quote du jour

"It’s better to die like a lion than be slaughtered like sheep"
- Emanuel Skarlatos

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hollywood Went to War

Number 22 in our series Hollywood Went to War, is leading man Tyrone Power.

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Power's movie career was interrupted in 1943 by military service. He reported to the U.S. Marines for training in late 1942, but was sent back, at the request of 20th Century-Fox, to complete one more film, Crash Dive, a patriotic war movie released in 1943. He was credited in the movie as Tyrone Power, U.S.M.C.R., and the movie served as a recruiting film.

In August 1942, Power enlisted in the Marine Corps. He attended boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, then Officer's Candidate School at Marine Corps Base Quantico, where he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on June 2, 1943. As he had already logged 180 solo hours as a pilot before enlisting, he was able to do a short, intense flight training program at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. The pass earned him his wings and a promotion to First Lieutenant.

In July 1944, Power was assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 as an R5C transport co-pilot at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina. The squadron moved to Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in California in October 1944. Power was later reassigned to VMGR-353, joining them on Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands in February 1945. From there, he flew missions carrying cargo in and wounded Marines out during the Battles of Iwo Jima (Feb-Mar 1945) and Okinawa (Apr-Jun 1945).

For his services in the Pacific War, Power was awarded the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Power returned to the United States in November 1945 and was released from active duty in January 1946. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in the reserves on May 8, 1951.

In the June 2001 Marine Air Transporter newsletter, Jerry Taylor, a retired Marine Corps flight instructor, recalled training Power as a Marine pilot, saying, "He was an excellent student, never forgot a procedure I showed him or anything I told him." Others who served with him have also commented on how well Power was respected by those with whom he served.


Captain Power, we salute you for your service. R.I.P.

Quote du jour

Birthright citizenship is a symptom, not a cause. If you regain control of the border, the number of birthright babies fades to insignificance. The time and energy it would take to amend the Constitution are far more usefully deployed securing the border. Moreover, the real issue is not the birthright babies themselves, but the chain migration that follows. It turns one baby into an imported village. Chain migration, however, is not a constitutional right. It’s a result of statutes and regulations. These can be readily changed. That should be the focus, not a quixotic constitutional battle.
-Charles Krauthammer

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Niners vs Steelers

The Cheerleaders are a little late today...and badly needed!

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Go Niners!

Update: Final: Steelers 34, Niners 23

Nothing Runs Like a Deere...John!

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will be killed.

Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.

It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: When the sun comes up, you'd better be running!"
-anonymous

Saturday, September 19, 2015

A Little Saturday Night Music

Randy Travis - Three Wooden Crosses

Best of the Web*

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


Ben Carson Stumbles on Illegal Immigration, Ferguson

Donald Trump & Eminent Domain

The Obama administration damages whatever it touches -Victor Davis Hanson

Bush Was Right About Trump Lobbying For A Casino


DIRTY POLITICS:
Soros Funded Group Led By Bush Running Attack Ad Directed at Trump, Walker and Cruz During CNN Debate





Videos
Judge Jeanine: Hillary Has A Lot To Be Crying About

Dana Loesch for the NRA



Culture
Fake Warriors; a book review

NFL Superstar Sees How 'Black Lives Matter' Used His Picture – Unleashes Epic Message

This Ted Cruz booster is 13 and black — and just shredded Obama on clock kid

Appeals court invalidates 4 more onerous Washington, DC gun laws





Technology
The Last Audio Cassette Factory

Cancer patient gets 3D printed titanium ribs and sternum

Advertising Networks Abuse Their Users





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

Today's Toons 9/9/15

Today's Toons 9/14/15

Today's Toons 9/15/15






Linkfests:
In The Mailbox: 09.17.15


In The Mailbox: 09.18.15





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, girls with guns, morning mistress, girls with guns, Morning Mistress, morning mistress

American Power- Evelyn Taft

By Other Means - Cosplay, Tap Rack & Bang, Stuck in the middle, Sirens

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe, Vinessa Antoine, Annaliese Dayes, Jana Kramer, Paula Garces

Daily Mail – Elyse Taylor

Double Trouble -Touch of Color, Peek-a-boo

Good Monday Morning

E.B.L. -Microagressions Rule 5, Rachel Emily Nichols

Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale, A Night On The Town..., Thursdeyes...

Friday Night Babe - Camilla Arfwedson!

Good Stuff's Cyber World #208 , Far Out Sci-Fi #11

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Good Morning Girl

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...


Flowing Curves of Beauty

Randy's Roundtable - Thursday Nite Tart, Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders

Sex in Advertising - Gucci Bamboo (video)


The Last Tradition - Emily Rataijkowski

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Theo Spark – Victoria’s Secret So Obsessed Push-Up TV Commercial


The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Judy Carne

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba - Leg day , Saturday Short Shorts

...and the obligatory 49er cheerleader


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

Hillary is America's princess! Like the phone - out of style, rather clunky and obsolete years ago!
-Proof

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Notorious B.U.S.H.

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For all of you who think Jeb is getting a bad rap!

(Note: Not the first time Bush has been Photoshopped onto someone with black hands!)

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Camilla Arfwedson!

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


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The Great* and Powerful Oz

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*Great? Just ask him!

Quote du jour

It would be easier to take Trump supporters seriously if they stopped doing insane, incoherent things like supporting Donald Trump.
-Frank J. Fleming

Thursday, September 17, 2015

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