Monday, November 30, 2015

Hollywood Went to War

Thirty second in our series Hollywood Went to War, is quite elementary!  Basil Rathbone.

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At the end of 1915, Rathbone was called up via the Derby Scheme into the British Army as a private with the London Scottish Regiment, joining a regiment that also counted in its ranks his future professional acting contemporaries Claude Rains, Herbert Marshall and Ronald Colman at different points through the conflict. After basic training with the London Scots in early 1916 he received a commission as a lieutenant in the 2/10th Battalion of the King's Liverpool Regiment (Liverpool Scottish), where he served as an intelligence officer and eventually attained the rank of captain. Rathbone's younger brother John was killed in action on 4 June 1918. It was after this that Rathbone convinced his superiors to allow him to scout enemy positions during daylight rather than at night, as was the usual practice to minimize the chance of detection. Rathbone describes it thus in his autobiography "Camouflage suits had been made for us to resemble trees. On our heads were wreaths of freshly plucked foliage, our faces and hands were blackened with burnt cork." As a result of these highly dangerous daylight raids In September 1918, he was awarded the Military Cross for "conspicuous daring and resource on patrol". Richard Van Emden in his book Famous 1914-18 speculates that this extreme bravery may have been a form of guilt or a need for vengeance following his brother's death.

Capt. Rathbone, we thank you for your service to your country. R.I.P.

Bitterness is in the Eye of the Beholder

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I must have missed Bernie after the "What do we want? Dead cops. When do we want them? Now!" rally.

Quote du jour

"Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy."

-John Derbyshire

Sunday, November 29, 2015

8-2 Cardinals vs. 3-7 Niners

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Go Niners!

Update: Cardinals 19, Niners 13

Quote du jour

He hits from both sides of the plate. He's amphibious.
-Yogi Berra

Saturday, November 28, 2015

A Little Saturday Night Music

While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Gabriella Quevedo

Best of the Web*

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*…that I’ve seen all week!
Political/SocioEconomic
US Pilots Confirm: Obama Blocks 75% of Proposed Airstrikes on Syria and Iraq

EPA Gives $30,000 to Unitarian Church That Preaches Against ‘White Privilege’

Bernie Sanders Is Wrong: Part 1: The Bottom 20% Does Not Remain Constant

Bernie Sanders Is Wrong: Part 2 Minimum Wage Statistics




Videos
DNC Ad Attacking Republicans for Saying ‘Radical Islam’ Is Laughably Stupid
-It's like they haven't a clue that the word "radical" modifies the word "Islam"

Bill Whittle: How Liberals Cause ISIS Terror Attacks...

Krauthammer’s Take: Turkey Also Shot Down Any Chance of a U.S.-Russia Alliance

Obama - Evil or Just Dumb? A Discussion -Bill Whittle & Andrew Klaven






Culture
Thoughts on Paris

The Clinton team is following reporters to the bathroom. - No whistle blower for you!



Technology
Climate Science Isn’t Settled

German Expert Evaluates NASA Climate Data, Confirms That It Has Been Falsified

 
Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

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The 'world's sexiest robot' revealed: Eerily life-like female android turns heads in China




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Cartoon Round Up....


Today's Toons 11/18/15

Earl of Taint -The First American Refugees

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD
 
Today's Toons 11/19/15

Today's Toons 11/20/15

Humpday Humor


Cartoon Round Up...

TGI Funnies




Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: The Week in Nothing to do with Islam

Late Night With In The Mailbox


Larwyn's Linx: More Syrians Show Up at Mexican Border

In The Mailbox, 11.25.15

#BlackFriday Blogging Links

In The Mailbox: 11.26.15


Larwyn's Linx: At least 15 refugees to US have been charged with terrorism this year

Thursday links


In The Mailbox: 11.27.15




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

American Power-Alessandra Ambrosio for Maxim

Angry Mike's Hood - Lil' Bit Country

By Other Means - Cosplay, Tap Rack & Bang, Seeing Red

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe, Hilary Duff, Daley Babe, CJ Perry

Daily Mail – Lady Kitty Spencer

Good Monday Morning

Feral Irishman - Ah Yes, Men And Boobs, Nothing Changes.....

Friday Night Babe - Hope Solo

Good Stuff's Cyber World #218

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Good Morning Girl, Downright perky, 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..., If all you see...

Flowing Curves Of Beauty

Pre Thanksgiving Rule Five

Sex in Advertising - Vintage Marilyn

The Last Tradition - Anna Lynne McCord

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Vintage Babe(s) of the Week – Seven, Count 'em!

Kayden Kross

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

...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

Remember when liberals accused conservatives of not being "nuanced", but they can't tell the difference between Radical Islam and Islam?
-Mike. B.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Hope Solo!

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


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The Face of Everything That's Wrong With Chicago

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Hint: It isn't the police!

Quote du jour

The two highest achievements of the human mind are the twin concepts of "loyalty" and "duty". Whenever these twin concepts fall into disrepute -- get out of there fast! You may possibly save yourself, but it is too late to save that society. It is doomed.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Medal of Honor

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Sergeant Robert E. O'Malley


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the communist (Viet Cong) forces at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. While leading his squad in the assault against a strongly entrenched enemy force, his unit came under intense small-arms fire. With complete disregard for his personal safety, Sgt. O'Malley raced across an open rice paddy to a trench line where the enemy forces were located. Jumping into the trench, he attacked the Viet Cong with his rifle and grenades, and singly killed 8 of the enemy. He then led his squad to the assistance of an adjacent marine unit which was suffering heavy casualties. Continuing to press forward, he reloaded his weapon and fired with telling effect into the enemy emplacement. He personally assisted in the evacuation of several wounded marines, and again regrouping the remnants of his squad, he returned to the point of the heaviest fighting. Ordered to an evacuation point by an officer, Sgt. O'Malley gathered his besieged and badly wounded squad, and boldly led them under fire to a helicopter for withdrawal. Although 3 times wounded in this encounter, and facing imminent death from a fanatic and determined enemy, he steadfastly refused evacuation and continued to cover his squad's boarding of the helicopters while, from an exposed position, he delivered fire against the enemy until his wounded men were evacuated. Only then, with his last mission accomplished, did he permit himself to be removed from the battlefield. By his valor, leadership, and courageous efforts in behalf of his comrades, he served as an inspiration to all who observed him, and reflected the highest credit upon the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service.


Sgt. O'Malley: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are seventy eight 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 Odder Couple

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Inspired by Bernie's Deodorantophobia*


*A common malady among Bernie's supporters!

Quote du jour

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
- George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of vintage 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!

"Give us Your Tired, Poor Teeming Masses, No Huddle, Fourth and Long"

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"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
-Emma Lazarus, The New Colossus

"We can't turn them away! That's not who we are!" Maybe we are, but even if so, I suspect that's not how we always were. But, before we move to make "The New Colossus" our 28th Amendment, let's parse it a bit and apply it to our present situation. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." I think that's an important qualifier right there: "yearning to breathe free". People came to America, come to America, because it is a land of freedom and opportunity. People who love freedom and desire it for themselves and others should always be welcome here.

The irony of so many people quoting the Emma Lazarus poem, ensconced on a bronze plaque on Ellis Island, is that while most of our European immigrants came through Ellis Island, it was also a point to turn some away. If you were healthy and could support yourself, Step this way! Right over here! If you were too sick to work, you were invited to go back wherever you came from, regardless of race, creed or color. I guess that was 'who we were'?

I was reading in my dead tree paper the other day, an account of a man who was seven years old in 1939, on a ship of about 800 Jewish refugees, being turned away from Florida ports. Was FDR afraid of seven year olds, Mr. Obama? They were fleeing the advent of the Third Reich, and unbeknownst to them at the time, the gas chambers of concentration camps. FDR must not have thought "That's not who we are" at the time when he turned them away.

Do we want to emulate Mr. Roosevelt? I don't think so. It does give a little historic perspective: just because you are needy, even fleeing a war zone, does not entitle you automatic entrance into the US.  (This also includes our southern border) I don't think FDR feared the potential presence of a jihadist among the Jewish refugees. Nor do we want to emulate Bill Clinton, whose jack booted thugs grabbed little Elian Gonzalez at gunpoint to forcibly remove him back to Cuba.

Seems to me, there must be a path between the two extremes of let everybody in and let no one in. I do believe though, that as we did once on Ellis Island, we should try to vet those immigrants who are yearning to breathe free and would be a good fit in our country. Despite President Stompy Foot's assertion that "Republicans fear 3 year olds", there is a real concern that an influx of single males, of military age, could contain ISIS sleepers, or yet more malcontents like the Tsarnaev brothers of Boston Marathon bombing fame and their dear sweet mother!

Our immigration policy ought not to be a suicide pact. Obama beclowns himself when he tries to minimize the genuine concerns over letting potential terrorists into the heartland, by his use of ridicule and scorn. Care should be taken to screen those coming into the country, not just for terrorist ties, but for their ability to assimilate and to keep the American dream alive for yet another generation.

Good people can differ on exactly how they might accomplish that, though I suspect the answer lies somewhere between the two extremes.


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Quote du jour

"The test and the use of a person's education is that they find pleasure in the exercise of their mind."
- Jacques Barzun

Monday, November 23, 2015

Clock Boy Needs His Cleaned

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You all remember Clock Boy? Skinny little dweeb takes a Radio Shack alarm clock out of its case, puts it none too neatly into a miniature briefcase and claims to have "invented" something.
Well, the other shoe has dropped.

The law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed, who has become known as Clock Boy, has sent the Irving City Hall and Irving School District a letter demanding $10 million and $5 million respectively for the poor treatment of Mohamed.

Lame Boy's story was that he brought his "invention" to show his science teacher, who wisely told him to keep it to himself. There was no science fair, no reason for him to bring it to school other than his own. The fact that it was an AC clock and he had to plug it in in an English class, tells us it wasn't an "accident" that the alarm went off at an inappropriate time.

The good news is, that if this ham handed extortion attempt doesn't work out and Clock Family is dumb enough to file suit, it lifts the gag order on the school:

The school has been unable to tell its side of the story, owing to federal educational privacy laws, but if a lawsuit is filed, that muzzle will immediately be lifted.

I'd bet some of those teachers and administrators in Irvine would be chomping at the bit to tell their side of the story. I'm guessing it won't show Extortion Boy in the best of lights.

But if Clock Boy's claim to fame is "inventing" a clock he merely disassembled, I would give him his $15 million in Monopoly money and let him invent real currency out of it. Otherwise, not one red cent.

Hollywood Went to War

Thirty first in our series Hollywood Went to War, is a man who proves they also serve who only stand and wait...Glenn Ford.

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After playing a young pilot in his 11th Columbia film, Flight Lieutenant (1942), Ford went on a cross-country 12-city tour to sell War Bonds for Army and Navy Relief. In the midst of the many stars also donating their time - from Bob Hope to Cary Grant to Claudette Colbert - he met the popular dancing star, Eleanor Powell. The two soon fell in love; they attended the official opening of the Hollywood USO together in October. Then, in the midst of making another war drama - Destroyer - with Edward G. Robinson, an ardent anti-Fascist, Glenn impulsively volunteered for the United States Marine Corps Reserve on December 13, 1942. The startled studio had to beg the Marines to give their second male lead four more weeks in order to complete shooting. In the meantime, Ford proposed to Eleanor Powell, who subsequently announced her retirement from the screen to be near her fiance as he started boot camp.

Ford recalled to his son that he and Bill Holden, who had joined the Army Air Corps, "talked about it and we were both convinced that our careers, which were just getting established, would likely be forgotten by the time we got back... if we got back." He was assigned in March 1943 to active duty at the Marine Corps Base in San Diego. With his Coast Guard service, he was offered a position as an officer, but Ford declined, feeling it would be interpreted as preferential treatment for a movie star and instead entered the Marines as a private. He trained at the Marine base in San Diego, where Tyrone Power, the number-one male movie star at the time, was also based. It was Power who suggested Ford join him in the Marine's weekly radio show, "Halls of Montezuma" broadcast Sunday evenings from San Diego. Ford excelled in his training, winning Rifle Marksman Badge and named "Honor Man" of the platoon and promoted to sergeant by the time he finished..

Awaiting assignment at Fort Pendleton, Ford volunteered to play a Marine raider - uncredited - in the film Guadalcanal Diary, made by Fox with Ford and others charging up the beaches of Southern California. He would later show this to his little boy, Peter, along with his many other black-and-white battle scenes in other films. Frustratingly for Ford, filming battle scenes was the closest he would ever get to any action. After being sent to Marine Corps Schools Detachment (Photographic Section) in Quantico, Virginia, three months later, Ford returned to the San Diego base in February 1944 and was assigned to the radio section of the Public Relations Office, Headquarters Company, Base Headquarters Battalion, where he resumed work on "Halls of Montezuma."

Unfortunately - just as Eleanor, now his wife, was expecting the birth of their child, and Ford himself was looking forward to Officers Training School - he was felled by inexplicable abdominal pain and hospitalized at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego with what turned out to be duodenal ulcers, an affliction for the remainder of his life. He was in and out of the hospital for the next five months, and finally received a medical discharge on the third anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1944. Though his time in the Marines was without the combat duty he had been hoping for, Ford had been serving his country for longer than it had technically been at war and won several commemorative medals for his three years in the Marines Reserve Corps: American Campaign Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal, created in 1945 for anyone who had been on active duty since December 1941.

Mr. Ford, we thank you for your devotion to and service to our country. R.I.P.

Bernie Sanders and the Millennials

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"Alas, poor Karl! I knew him well!"

Saw a story over at Maggie's Notebook about Millennials going ga-ga for Bernie Sanders. I believe the gist of her post was that they were enamored of all the free stuff: free healthcare, free college education...the list goes on. But, I wonder if anyone has really told them about the cost: not tax dollars, per se, but lifestyle changes from what they already have?

Mr. Sanders, for example, was appalled by the wide variety of deodorants he saw on a store shelf.
“You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country.”

23? That's just sprays. You also have a choice of solid stick or roll ons, scented, unscented and extra strength! And by "sneakers", the fifties called, Mr. Sanders. They'd like their terminology back!

By "sneakers" did you mean tennis shoes, basketball shoes, cross trainers, or running shoes? Or is it just all those different colors that disturb you? Why should you have comfortable shoes that match your every outfit when you could have a US government approved pair of US Keds, in black, for every occasion?

Part of the beauty of freedom is that if you think that you have a better formula for deodorant, or idea for a way to apply it, or a design for the package that will make people want to buy it, even though it is identical to all the rest, you are free to do so. You can put your own capital at risk, and/or convince other people that your idea or product is superior, and will give you , and them, a return on your money. What's wrong with that?

And what Mr. Socialist Sanders fails to recognize is that in the process of giving the American people (and sometimes the world) another, possibly better option, is that each of those 23 spray deodorant companies is employing people to make their product. They are buying raw materials from suppliers, purchasing real estate and hiring contractors to build their factories, paying taxes to state, local and federal governments to provide the services their communities require. They are buying office supplies and furniture and paying salaries to people who also pay taxes to state, local and federal governments, to pay for defense, safe food and drugs, highways, etc. Oh, and even welfare for the "children who are hungry in this country".

Meanwhile, we have the choice of buying spray or stick, scented or unscented, Mountain Fresh or Spice, Nikes or Addidas, New Balance or Skechers, cross trainer or deck shoe, black or white, blue or gray or whatever. And as long as the people who make these products can keep a majority of their customers satisfied, what business is it of Bernie Sanders to yell, "You kids get off my lawn!"? Sorry! "You kids don't need all this variety of stuff?"

In my humble opinion, if you really want millennials to run screaming from Mr. Sanders, just see if he would apply the same standard to their phones as he does to deodorant? Why do you need a Galaxy Five or LG, or iPhone 6 or 6s and all the rest when children are going hungry?? Let the state decide for you what the best phone is and let the state limit your choices so you aren't wasting precious resources on stuff you really want instead of what the state thinks is best for you?

Actually, Uncle Bernie already has the phone in mind for you! It weighs about ten pounds, it's black, and comes conveniently wired to the wall so you won't lose it all the time, so you can cancel that pesky phone insurance! Your texting charges will drop to zero, and kids... you'll get used to that rotary dial in no time!



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Quote du jour

Were the lungs the seat of wisdom, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly would be wise, but they are not and he is not.
-George Will

Sunday, November 22, 2015

3-6 Niners vs 4-5 Seahawks

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Go Niners!

Update: Final: Seahawks 29, Niners 13

Quote du jour

"Hillary is the Democrats' Romney. The base doesn't trust her and they don't particularly like her"
-Chris Stirewalt

Saturday, November 21, 2015

"Barack Obama Meets With World Leaders"

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The world leaders, of course, being the ones wearing ties!

Editor's note: For reference, in this photo, Obama is in the middle. The potted plant is the one on the far left.

A Little Saturday Night Music

Jonathan King - Everyone's Gone To The Moon (1965)



Not because this was such a great song, but it was very popular in 1965 and might bring back a memory or two...

Best of the Web*

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

"One of the most cynical, cold-blooded, and nastily divisive moves an American President has made"


Ted Cruz gets no respect.

What happened in France is likely to happen in the US, thanks to Obama and Kerry


Bobby Jindal Calls on Obama to Suspend Importing Refugees After Paris Attacks

Hillary Clinton Naps: Often Confused, says Huma Abedin Forget the 3AM call...can she handle a 3 PM call?

WHILE CLEANERS MOPPED UP BLOOD IN BATACLAN: Democrats Refused to Utter the "I" Word in Their Debate

We Have Enough Refugees Already


President Obama’s Cynical Refugee Ploy





Videos
"LA MARSEILLAISE"

Andrew Klavan: How to Behave During an Islamic Massacre

Obama Refuses to Listen to or Read Intel on Islamic Terror Groups

The 12 Per Cent Ally? -Mark Steyn



Culture
Clinton 'Charities' Refile 6 Years Of Tax Returns To Amend Errors -

Planned Parenthood announces $20 million effort to defeat Republicans




Technology

Space Mining Bill Passes In Congress




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Cartoon Round Up..

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

Cartoon Round Up...

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

Cartoon Round Up...


The Obama Paradox


TGI Funnies





Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Mark Levin - What is Happening in France Is Going to Happen Here

In The Mailbox: 11.13.15


Your Sunday Links

In The Mailbox: 11.16.15


In The Mailbox: 11.17.15





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 - girls with guns, Girls with guns, girls with guns, morning mistress, morning mistress

American Power- Xenia Deli Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Casting Call (VIDEO)

By Other Means - Cosplay, Tap Rack & Bang,

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe, Daley Babe

Daily Mail – Kate Moss bares all

Double Trouble- Happy Hump Day

Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale

Friday Night Babe - Paulette Goddard!

Good Stuff's Cyber World #217

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Good Morning Girl, Milfy Monday, Beach babes, Your Good Morning Girl, Your 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..., If all you see..., If all you see...

And now for no apparent reason, Amanda Seyfried's back side....

Flowing Curves of Beauty

rule-5-texas-bbq-style


Sex in Advertising - Elsa Pataky

The Last Tradition - Gigi Hadid

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Theo Spark – Behind the Scenes of SI Swimsuit 2016..... video

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Ingrid Pitt

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

...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

"The reason that Hillary used her own email server and erased everything on it, was because she has nothing to hide," said no person ever.
-Proof

Friday, November 20, 2015

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Paulette Goddard!

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


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Looks like one of my Vintage Babes made her way over to Friday night.

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima cuplpa!

Jeb Unveils New Campaign Logo

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Quote du jour

I understand why the idiot children at Yale are so sensitive. Really, I do. I sometimes list in my mind all of the poor, suffering people who get a raw deal in this life, and Yale students are always right at the top, with the Bangladeshi orphans and women traded by sex traffickers in Vietnam.
-Kevin D. Williamson

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