Monday, February 29, 2016

Hollywood Went to War

Forty fifth in our series Hollywood Went to War, are Sterling Hayden and Ted Knight

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After two film roles, Hayden left Hollywood and joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a private, under the name John Hamilton, a nom de guerre he never used otherwise. While at Parris Island, he was recommended for Officer Candidate School. After graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant and was transferred to service as an undercover agent with William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan's COI office. He remained there after it became the OSS.

As OSS agent John Hamilton, his World War II service included sailing with supplies from Italy to Yugoslav partisans and parachuting into fascist Croatia. Hayden, who also participated in the Naples–Foggia campaign and established air crew rescue teams in enemy-occupied territory, became a first lieutenant on September 13, 1944, and a captain on February 14, 1945. He received the Silver Star (for gallantry in action in the Balkans and Mediterranean; "Lt. Hamilton displayed great courage in making hazardous sea voyages in enemy-infested waters and reconnaissance through enemy-held areas"), a Bronze Arrowhead device for parachuting behind enemy lines, and a commendation from Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito. He left active duty on December 24, 1945


Born Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka to a Polish-American family in the Terryville section of Plymouth in Litchfield County, Connecticut, Knight dropped out of high school to enlist in the United States Army in World War II. He was a member of A Company, 296th Combat Engineer Battalion, earning five battle stars while serving in the European Theatre.

Gentlemen, we salute you and thank you for your service to our country. Rest in Peace.

Is Donald Trump Litigious?

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*Actual Donald Trump quote.

Quote du jour

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders earlier tonight faced off in a debate on PBS, or as PBS calls it, "Antiques Roadshow."
- Seth Meyers

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Southern Server

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Picture from a current pro-Hillary TV ad

Quote du jour

“My Crown is in my heart, not on my head:
Not deck'd with Diamonds, and Indian stones:
Nor to be seen: my Crown is call'd Content,
A Crown it is, that seldom Kings enjoy.”
― William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 3

Saturday, February 27, 2016

A Little Saturday Night Music

The Beatles - From Me To You (Royal Variety Show '63)

Best of the Web*

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*…that I’ve seen all week!
Political/SocioEconomic
Joe Biden, 1992: No Supreme Court Pick Until After Election

Yes, Trump University Was a Massive Scam

The Obama Administration Wants to Make Sure Non-Citizens Vote in the Upcoming Election

Trump Turned Down 94.4 Percent of American Job Applicants, Applied for Hundreds of ‘H’ Visas Instead

Marco Rubio Has Said Different Things About Amnesty in Spanish and English — Part One

David Miliband dragged into Hillary Clinton email scandal after it emerges confidential British intelligence was sent to Hillary's private account

Judge Has Harsh Words For #Obama DOJ in Key Voter Integrity Case


Marco Rubio Has Said Different Things About Amnesty in Spanish and English — Part Two

Marco Rubio Plans to Skip CPAC, Pre-Eminent Conservative Gathering, in 2016

Elections Have Consequences - Here's The List!



Videos
Game Of Thrones: “Winter Is Trumping”



Culture
The #FreeStacy Story: Why Was My @rsmccain Account Suspended?

The Death of Twitter

Father Has a Problem With Art Displayed in Daughter’s Classroom

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Technology
The quest for a unifying theory of time travel in Star Trek

US Air Force FASTEST STRATEGIC AIRCRAFT ever the XB-70 Valkyrie

How Not to Measure Temperature

This Is Virgin Galactic's New Spaceplane, VSS Unity
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5 Robot Trends to Watch for in 2016

Boston Company Creates Robot w/ bipedal locomotion over uneven ground; able to right itself when knocked down





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

Cartoon Round Up...

Today's Toons 2/17/16

Cartoon Round Up...

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

Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

Today's Toons 2/18/16

Today's Toons 2/19/16


Sunday Silliness

TGI Funnies





Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: A Vote for a Rubio is a Vote for Trump, Period

LINK O'rama

Larwyn's Linx: Marco Rubio Has Said Different Things About Amnesty in Spanish and English

In The Mailbox: 02.22.16


Larwyn's Linx: Refuting the Lies About Cruz Told by Rubio and His Supporters

LIVE AT FIVE: 02.23.16

Larwyn's Linx: Rubio Needs to Step Aside and Clear the Field For Ted Cruz, Not Vice Versa


Late Night With In The Mailbox: Extra Family-Size Okra Edition

Larwyn's Linx: What would a President Marco Rubio do about immigration?






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

American Power- Super Sexy Samantha Hoopes Outtakes from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 in Malta (VIDEO)

Angry Mike's Hood -Have A Great Monday ! 


By Other Means - Cosplay, Tap Rack & Bang,

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe: Barbi Benton, Tianna Gregory

Daily Mail – In bed with Katherine Heigl

Double Trouble -Random Hotties, Happy Hump Day

EBL - Daytona 500 Rule 5

Good Monday Morning

Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale, Mondeyes, Morning Meditation...

Friday Night Babe -Emma Ishta

Good Stuff's Cyber World #230

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Good Morning Girl, Milk – It does a body good, 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...

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising - Gucci

Alexandra Breckenridge

The Last Tradition - Karina Castillo

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Theo Spark – Night Night..., Elections Have Consequences!, Great View, You looking at me?

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Juliette Compton!

Jennifer Ellison


Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Your crazy Uncle Bubba: Hangover Saturday morning, Ooh La La, Monday


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

Strange visitor from another planet, able to leap tall conclusions with a single bound, and who, disguised as a math impaired senator, fights a never-ending battle with truth, justice, and the American way!
-Mike B. on Bernie Sanders

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Juliette Compton!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five)

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"These Are Not the DJs You're Looking For"

Quote du jour,

"...People will vote in a way that enables them to luxuriate their egos. That's how Barack Obama got elected. The media convinced people that they became smart and virtuous and good just by voting for this layabout pinko incompetent."
-Ace

C'mon, Ace! Tell us what you really think!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Medal of Honor

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Major Jay R. Vargas


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as commanding officer, Company G, in action against enemy forces from 30 April to 2 May 1968. On 1 May 1968, though suffering from wounds he had incurred while relocating his unit under heavy enemy fire the preceding day, Maj. Vargas combined Company G with two other companies and led his men in an attack on the fortified village of Dai Do. Exercising expert leadership, he maneuvered his marines across 700 meters of open rice paddy while under intense enemy mortar, rocket and artillery fire and obtained a foothold in 2 hedgerows on the enemy perimeter, only to have elements of his company become pinned down by the intense enemy fire.
Leading his reserve platoon to the aid of his beleaguered men, Maj. Vargas inspired his men to renew their relentless advance, while destroying a number of enemy bunkers. Again wounded by grenade fragments, he refused aid as he moved about the hazardous area reorganizing his unit into a strong defense perimeter at the edge of the village. Shortly after the objective was secured the enemy commenced a series of counterattacks and probes which lasted throughout the night but were unsuccessful as the gallant defenders of Company G stood firm in their hard-won enclave.
Reinforced the following morning, the marines launched a renewed assault through Dai Do on the village of Dinh To, to which the enemy retaliated with a massive counterattack resulting in hand-to-hand combat. Maj. Vargas remained in the open, encouraging and rendering assistance to his marines when he was hit for the third time in the 3-day battle. Observing his battalion commander sustain a serious wound, he disregarded his excruciating pain, crossed the fire-swept area and carried his commander to a covered position, then resumed supervising and encouraging his men while simultaneously assisting in organizing the battalion's perimeter defense. His gallant actions uphold the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service.


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

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are eighty 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.”

Days of Future Past

Quote du jour

Visually they are a nightmare: tight, dandified, Edwardian-Beatnik suits and great pudding bowls of hair. Musically they are a near-disaster: guitars and drums slamming out a merciless beat that does away with secondary rhythms, harmony, and melody. Their lyrics (punctuated by nutty shouts of “yeah, yeah, yeah!”) are a catastrophe, a preposterous farrago of Valentine-card romantic sentiments.
-Newsweek, on the Beatles, 52 years ago today

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Any Resemblance is Purely Coincidental

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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!

Quotes du jour

“Service is the rent we pay for living in this great country”
-Hillary Clinton
There is a very old English word for people who are required to perform service as a rent for their existence, and that word is serf.
-Kevin D. Williamson

Monday, February 22, 2016

Hollywood Went to War

Forty fourth in our series Hollywood Went to War, is Jack Lemmon's bosom buddy, Tony Curtis, and Lady Gaga's duet partner, Anthony Dominick "Tony" Benedetto. (Bennett)

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Curtis enlisted in the United States Navy after the attack on Pearl Harbor and war was declared. Inspired by Cary Grant's role in Destination Tokyo and Tyrone Power's in Crash Dive (1943), he joined the Pacific submarine force. Curtis served aboard a submarine tender, the USS Proteus, until the end of the Second World War. On September 2, 1945, Curtis witnessed the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay from his ship's signal bridge about a mile away




Benedetto was drafted into the United States Army in November 1944, during the final stages of World War II. He did basic training at Fort Dix and Fort Robinson as part of becoming an infantry rifleman. Benedetto ran afoul of a sergeant from the South who disliked the Italian from New York City and heavy doses of KP duty or BAR cleaning resulted. Processed through the huge Le Havre replacement depot, in January 1945, he was assigned as a replacement infantryman to the 255th Infantry Regiment of the 63rd Infantry Division, a unit filling in for the heavy losses suffered in the Battle of the Bulge. He moved across France, and later, into Germany. As March 1945 began, he joined the front line and what he would later describe as a "front-row seat in hell."

As the German Army was pushed back to its homeland, Benedetto and his company saw bitter fighting in cold winter conditions, often hunkering down in foxholes as German 88 mm guns fired on them. At the end of March, they crossed the Rhine and entered Germany, engaging in dangerous house-to-house, town-after-town fighting to clean out German soldiers; during the first week of April, they crossed the Kocher River, and by the end of the month reached the Danube. During his time in combat, Benedetto narrowly escaped death several times. The experience made him a pacifist; he would later write, "Anybody who thinks that war is romantic obviously hasn't gone through one," and later say, "It was a nightmare that's permanent. I just said, 'This is not life. This is not life.'" At the war's conclusion he was involved in the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp near Landsberg, where some American prisoners of war from the 63rd Division had also been held.

Benedetto stayed in Germany as part of the occupying force, but was assigned to an informal Special Services band unit that would entertain nearby American forces. His dining with a black friend from high school – at a time when the Army was still racially segregated – led to his being demoted and reassigned to Graves Registration Service duties. Subsequently, he sang with the 314th Army Special Services Band under the stage name Joe Bari (a name he had started using before the war, chosen after the city and province in Italy and as a partial anagram of his family origins in Calabria). He played with many musicians who would have post-war careers.

He was discharged from the Army and returned to the States in 1946.


Gentlemen, we salute you and thank you for your service to our country. Mr. Curtis, rest in peace. Mr. Bennett, say 'hi' to Gaga for us!

A Failure to Excommunicate

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

Donald Trump praised his Slovenian wife Melania on CNN Thursday. Two of his wives were immigrants, proving that it's true immigrants do the jobs that Americans refuse to do.
-Argus Hamilton

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Jeb's New Logo

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The exclamation point died of natural causes. No word if the President will pay his respects.

Quote du jour

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
― Lao Tzu

Saturday, February 20, 2016

A Little Saturday Night Music

Genesis - Invisible Touch

Best of the Web*

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

Could Trump’s entire 9/11 story be false? -Disturbing if true!

On Eve of South Carolina Vote, Nation’s ICE Officers Detail How Marco Rubio Betrayed Them

The Ego Has Landed: Why Trump Damaged Himself Tonight

FLASHBACK: 1st POTUS In History To Have Voted To Filibuster

Bern Sanders – Extra Crispy (NSFW language)

Trump Mistakes Bernie Sanders for Himself -no stretch there

Trump not exactly self-funding his campaign



Videos
Krauthammer's Take: Democrats 'Completely Hypocritical' on SCOTUS, 'Almost Embarrassingly So’

Trump -- What's the Deal? a documentary from the '80s



Culture
Boy, 12, with Inoperable Brain Tumor Made a Tank Commander for a day

Marine from iconic Fallujah photo mugged in DC



Technology
Unveiled: Japan's First Stealth Fighter

The US Navy's 'ghost hunter' to set sail: 132 foot long robo-boat

Memory That Lasts Forever: New Quartz Coin Can Store 360TB of Data for 14 Billion Years

iPhone 7: Apple plans 'to introduce charging from 15ft'




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Today's Toons 2/10/16

Cartoon Round Up....

Today's Toons 2/11/16

Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

Today's Toons 2/12/16

Humpday Humor

Today's Toons 2/15/16




Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Macho Man vs. The Pu**y

In The Mailbox: 02.15.16

Larwyn's Linx: The Ego Has Landed: Why Trump Damaged Himself Tonight

In The Mailbox: 02.16.16


Larwyn's Linx: Mark Levin Goes Nuclear Over Trump Debate Comments

In The Mailbox: 02.18.16

Larwyn's Linx: Whoa: WSJ/NBC national poll shows Cruz climbing past Trump to lead

In The Mailbox: 02.19.16

Larwyn's Linx: Ted Cruz's Full Speech at the Conservative Review Convention





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, Hot Pick Of The Late Night

American Power-Lily Aldridge Uncovered for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 (VIDEO)

Angry Mike's Hood - Rumpday, Humpday

By Other Means - Cosplay, Pizza Night

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe, Kara Allison , Ayumi Uehara

Daily Mail – Larsa Pippenn sexy bikini

Double Trouble -Hump Day

Good Monday Morning

EBL - Amy Lindsay, Scarlett Johansson

Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale, Adriana Alencar, Thursdeyes...

Friday Night Babe - Audrey Aleen Allen!

Good Stuff's Cyber World #229


From The Ministry of Scandalously Scandalous

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Good Morning Girl, In 10 years you’ll be double spacing, Milfy Monday, Your Good Morning Girl, Hippy & Hot, Your Good Morning Girls – pick one and only one

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


Sex in Advertising - Nina Agdal

Valentines Day, Betty Gilpin

The Last Tradition - Stephany Romero, Lisa Morales

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Theo Spark – The Moment Ronda Rousey, Ashley Graham, and Hailey Clauson Revealed as 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover Models (VIDEO), Caroline Wozniacki Bodypainting Swimsuit ,
Just Wow..., Miss you like crazy - Tennis and a all natural athlete!, Gigi Hadid Intimates Swimsuit 2016

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Mara Corday!

Pulse?, Chelina Manuhutu, Denise Milani

Women of PETA XLIX

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 recycle plastic bottles, newspapers, cardboard, clean glass, aluminum cans and scrap metal when I can. I also have solar panels on my roof that typically produce more energy than I use. I may be the "greenest" conservative on the planet.

I don't do any of it because of some fairy tale about man made global warming. Global warming and cooling is caused primarily by our sun, and I'm still looking for the thermostat. I recycle because I am a good steward of my possessions. I have solar panels on my roof largely as a hedge against rising energy prices. (Thank you, Mr. Obama!)

I oppose the Chicken Little, 'sky is falling' attempts to cripple our industry and our economy. I like clean air, clean water and clean shots at anyone who poses a threat to me, my family or the land that I love!
-Proof

Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Audrey Aleen Allen!

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


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Quote du jour

'Apophasis is a rhetorical device where you bring up something while denying or condemning it.'
-Jonah Goldberg

"And Donald Trump is its king!"
-Mike B.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Faux Sistah Rachel Dolezal's Baby

Famous faux black person Rachel Dolezal has given birth. No word yet on who the father is.

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Loving mom, (spray tan not included).

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Mara Corday!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five)

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Bonus Quote du jour

"No leader...should have the right to question another man's religion or faith..."
-Donald Trump


...like he did with Ted Cruz?

Quote du jour

"Meet success like a gentleman; disaster like a man."
-Winston Churchill

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Live By the Poll, Die By the Poll

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Medal of Honor

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Lieutenant Colonel Leo K. Thorsness


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. As pilot of an F- 105 aircraft, Lt. Col. Thorsness was on a surface-to-air missile suppression mission over North Vietnam. Lt. Col. Thorsness and his wingman attacked and silenced a surface-to-air missile site with air-to-ground missiles, and then destroyed a second surface-to-air missile site with bombs.
In tile attack on the second missile site, Lt. Col. Thorsness' wingman was shot down by intensive antiaircraft fire, and the 2 crewmembers abandoned their aircraft. Lt. Col. Thorsness circled the descending parachutes to keep the crewmembers in sight and relay their position to the Search and Rescue Center. During this maneuver, a MIG-17 was sighted in the area. Lt. Col. Thorsness immediately initiated an attack and destroyed the MIG. Because his aircraft was low on fuel, he was forced to depart the area in search of a tanker.
Upon being advised that 2 helicopters were orbiting over the downed crew's position and that there were hostile MlGs in the area posing a serious threat to the helicopters, Lt. Col. Thorsness, despite his low fuel condition, decided to return alone through a hostile environment of surface-to-air missile and antiaircraft defenses to the downed crew's position. As he approached the area, he spotted 4 MIG-17 aircraft and immediately initiated an attack on the MlGs, damaging 1 and driving the others away from the rescue scene. When it became apparent that an aircraft in the area was critically low on fuel and the crew would have to abandon the aircraft unless they could reach a tanker, Lt. Col. Thorsness, although critically short on fuel himself, helped to avert further possible loss of life and a friendly aircraft by recovering at a forward operating base, thus allowing the aircraft in emergency fuel condition to refuel safely.
Lt. Col. Thorsness' extraordinary heroism, self-sacrifice, and personal bravery involving conspicuous risk of life were in the highest traditions of the military service, and have reflected great credit upon himself and the U.S. Air Force.


Lt. Col. Thorsness: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are eighty 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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