Thursday, March 31, 2016

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Janet Blair!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five)

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Golden Oldie: Liberals Who Vote, Like Trump. Liberals Who Don't Vote, Like "Cops"

Remember that old saying "You are what you eat"? Maybe today it's also true that you are what you watch? National Media Inc. did a demographic study of who watches what on TV, based on their party affiliation and tendency to vote.

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Surprise, surprise when I saw a number of my favorites in the upper right hand, Republican who vote quadrant! Celebrity Apprentice, on the other hand, with The Donald, was the show deemed most popular among the most liberal in the audience. Never seen it myself! "Wive Swap", which, in the spirit of full disclosure I have also not seen, was popular with the most liberal in the audience that tends not to vote.

Curious, I thought, was the presence of "Cops" in the more liberal less vote crowd. Isn't this show on (whispers) Fox*? Maybe among liberals who sit home on election day, there is also a fascination with seeing themselves,their friends and their neighbors on TV??

One other surprise was "House". I like the show and would have thought it would have skewed more right, but then, the show did lose some conservative viewers after Lisa Edelstein did that pro-abortion PSA.

I could show you that, but instead, I'll show you one of the reasons some of us still watch, in spite of that:




*Sometimes called "Pox" by those who love it, watch it every day, but are embarrassed to admit it in front of fellow liberals.

Update: Democrat voters watch measurably more television than Republican and swing voters. According to National Media Research

You can also see the cable trends here.

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H/T I Own the World

Originally published 4/30/11

Quote du jour

What was once Trump's desire to rank second place to send a message to America and to increase his power as a businessman has nightmarishly morphed into a charade that is poised to do irreparable damage to this country if we do not stop this campaign in its tracks.
-Stephanie Cegielski, (former) Trump campaign stategist

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Medal of Honor

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Corporal Dakota L. Meyer


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving with Marine Embedded Training Team 2-8, Regional Corps Advisory Command 3-7, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on 8 September 2009. Corporal Meyer maintained security at a patrol rally point while other members of his team moved on foot with two platoons of Afghan National Army and Border Police into the village of Ganjgal for a pre-dawn meeting with village elders.
Moving into the village, the patrol was ambushed by more than 50 enemy fighters firing rocket propelled grenades, mortars, and machine guns from houses and fortified positions on the slopes above. Hearing over the radio that four U.S. team members were cut off, Corporal Meyer seized the initiative. With a fellow Marine driving, Corporal Meyer took the exposed gunner’s position in a gun-truck as they drove down the steeply terraced terrain in a daring attempt to disrupt the enemy attack and locate the trapped U.S. team. Disregarding intense enemy fire now concentrated on their lone vehicle, Corporal Meyer killed a number of enemy fighters with the mounted machine guns and his rifle, some at near point blank range, as he and his driver made three solo trips into the ambush area.
During the first two trips, he and his driver evacuated two dozen Afghan soldiers, many of whom were wounded. When one machine gun became inoperable, he directed a return to the rally point to switch to another gun-truck for a third trip into the ambush area where his accurate fire directly supported the remaining U.S. personnel and Afghan soldiers fighting their way out of the ambush. Despite a shrapnel wound to his arm, Corporal Meyer made two more trips into the ambush area in a third gun-truck accompanied by four other Afghan vehicles to recover more wounded Afghan soldiers and search for the missing U.S. team members. Still under heavy enemy fire, he dismounted the vehicle on the fifth trip and moved on foot to locate and recover the bodies of his team members.
Corporal Meyer’s daring initiative and bold fighting spirit throughout the 6-hour battle significantly disrupted the enemy’s attack and inspired the members of the combined force to fight on. His unwavering courage and steadfast devotion to his U.S. and Afghan comrades in the face of almost certain death reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


Corporal Meyer: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are eighty one 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.”

As Letterman Might Have Said "What About THAT Guy?"

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Quote du jour

"Obama has a much easier time meeting with Raul Castro than Benjamin Netanyahu. This tells you pretty much everything you need to know."
-Kes Gardner

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...




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

Freedom's Safest Place

Quote du jour

"Obviously, we have no regrets about running the ad, and may even run some more over-the-top ones we’ve been considering, mostly just to annoy Trump and show Americans that he really is too thin-skinned, whiny, weak, and wimpy to stand up to even your average third world dictator’s daughter’s My Little Pony."
-Liz Mair

Monday, March 28, 2016

Hollywood Went to War

Forty-ninth in our series Hollywood Went to War, is the voice of Darth Vader and CNN, James Earl Jones.

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Jones attended the University of Michigan where he was initially a pre-med major. He joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps, and excelled. He felt comfortable within the structure of the military environment, and enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow cadets in the Pershing Rifles Drill Team and Scabbard and Blade Honor Society. During the course of his studies, Jones discovered he was not cut out to be a doctor. Instead he focused on drama at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance with the thought of doing something he enjoyed, before, he assumed, he would have to go off to fight in the Korean War. After four years of college, Jones graduated from the university in 1955.

With the war intensifying in Korea, Jones expected to be deployed as soon as he received his commission as a second lieutenant... Jones was commissioned in mid 1953 and reported to Fort Benning to attend Infantry Officers Basic Course. He then attended Ranger School and received his Ranger Tab (although he stated during an interview on the BBC's The One Show, screened on November 11, 2009, that he "washed out" of Ranger training). He was initially to report to Fort Leonard Wood, but his unit was instead sent to establish a cold weather training command at the former Camp Hale near Leadville, Colorado. His battalion became a training unit in the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains. Jones was promoted to first lieutenant prior to his discharge.

Lt. Jones, we salute you and thank you for your service to our country.

Happy Eighth Blogiversary!

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As the swallows return to Capistrano, and Capistranans return to swallow, so comes the eighth blogiversary of Proof Positive. By the numbers: This time last year, nearly 9200 posts, 875,000+ hits and over 2.6 Million page views from 214 countries. Nine days after I started, I added the widget from the dearly departed Sitemeter, (RIP) which started off at about three hits a day (and one of them was me!).  Somewhere between a million and a million two, I had to dump the cootie infested Sitemeter and took up with Statcounter.

Today, over 10,000 posts, 1.3 Million hits* and over 3.3 Million page views from 216** countries.

This is not a solo effort. On Team Proof we find artist and cartoonist extraordinaire John Cox . His cartoons, some stand alone and some in collaboration with yours truly, add a great look and give perhaps a little more bite to some of the commentary.

For those of you who visit on a regular basis, again, I thank you for visiting here, whether contemplating the deep mysteries of life, the deep mystery of Life (why does Mikey like it?), 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.

As Editor-in-chief, el Jefe Grande, and all around cook and bottle washer, 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, at least, 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 eight 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 some higher quality trolls just as soon as I can afford them!)

- Mike,  a.k.a. Proof



Find me on Twitter @ProofBlog

(BTW, There should always be cake! )

*Verified in a hermetically sealed mayonnaise jar on the front steps of Funk and Wagnalls.

**Every year I think we've been viewed in every country in the world and every year more seem to show up!

First, It Was Trump Steaks...Now It's...

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Quote du jour

"Voters have a responsibility, too.They might as well ask themselves: Do I plan to use my vote to vent my emotions or to try to help save this country?"
-Thomas Sowell

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Cosmic Mysteries


Scott Stantis' Prickly City

A Little Easter Morning Music

O the deep, deep love of Jesus

Quotes du jour

"Χριστός ἀνέστη!"
("Christ is Risen!")

"Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! "
("Truly He is Risen!")

Pronounced,  "Christos anésti" (khristOs anEsti )
"Alithós anésti" (alithOs anEsti)

Saturday, March 26, 2016

A Little Saturday Night Music

Sammy Davis Jr - I Gotta Be Me


For my good friend Grunt.

Don't Ya Just Hate it...

...when you create a look for yourself and some celebrity comes along and steals it?

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Me, too! (David Letterman doing his best "Proof" impersonation in case you couldn't tell!)

Best of the Web*

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*…that I’ve seen all week!
Political/SocioEconomic
Trump is No Reagan

O = Reagan?

Trump is no Conservative

Is Cruz Mistress story a smokescreen to hide Trump's illegal campaign contribution story?




Videos
I Think My Dog’s a Democrat



Culture
Myth of White Privilege -Dennis Prager


Why Feminists Hate Beauty





Technology
A Mach 6 Spy Plane on the Cheap

What to Do If the F-35 Can't Be Fixed





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

TGI Funnies

Ain't That The Truth




Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Soros Adviser Gave $200K to Boost Kasich

In The Mailbox: 03.21.

Larwyn's Linx: @JohnKasich Spits on the Second

In The Mailbox: 03.24.16

Larwyn's Linx: Belgian Terrorists Can Still Enter US Without a Visa

Link-o-rama

Larwyn's Linx: The GOP nomination math: Confusing and complicated

Larwyn's Linx: Donald Trump mocks Heidi Cruz's looks on Twitter





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, Morning Mistress

American Power- Hailey Clauson Mesh-Bikini Photos 'Too Hot' for S I's Swimsuit

Angry Mike's Hood - Girls and Guns

By Other Means - Cosplay, Tap Rack & Bang, Beware Sirens

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe, Why does this never happen in my
, Brandy Castellanos, Aya Hazuki

Good Monday Morning

EBL -Vintage Irish Rule Five, Donne Siciliane

Friday Night Babe - Jennifer Carpenter!

Good Stuff's Cyber World #234

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Good Morning Girls, Milfy Monday, Shake it Sugaree, Your Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl

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

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising - Best Beer ad ever

Mireille Enos


The Last Tradition - Maria Kanellis

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Theo Spark – Nothing like a roll in the hay

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Misty Ayers

Marisa Miller


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

Donald Trump puts the "con" in economics
-Mike B.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Jennifer Carpenter!

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


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Hillary Reboots the Franchise

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Update: Welcome visitors from IMAO!

Quote du jour

Look at Obamacare -- they promised lower premiums, you can keep your plan, you can keep your doctor. And during this fight, not only did John Kasich buckle under the pressure and expand Medicaid in his state, over the objections of many of his state’s Republicans, he contended that his critics didn’t understand Christian charity, and smugly offered to buy Bibles for them.
-Jim Geraghty

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Misty Ayers!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five)

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Quote du jour

"...Donald Trump, a man who is the antithesis of so much that Ronald Reagan stood for: intellectual depth and philosophical consistency, respect for ideas and elevated rhetoric, civility and personal grace.”
-Peter Wehner

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Medal of Honor

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Staff Sergeant (then Specialist) Salvatore Augustine
Giunta


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy in the Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, on 25 October 2007. While conducting a patrol as team leader with Company B, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Specialist Giunta and his team were navigating through harsh terrain when they were ambushed by a well-armed and well-coordinated insurgent force.
While under heavy enemy fire, Specialist Giunta immediately sprinted towards cover and engaged the enemy. Seeing that his squad leader had fallen and believing that he had been injured, Specialist Giunta exposed himself to withering enemy fire and raced towards his squad leader, helped him to cover, and administered medical aid. While administering first aid, enemy fire struck Specialist Giunta's body armor and his secondary weapon. Without regard to the ongoing fire, Specialist Giunta engaged the enemy before prepping and throwing grenades, using the explosions for cover in order to conceal his position.
Attempting to reach additional wounded fellow soldiers who were separated from the squad, Specialist Giunta and his team encountered a barrage of enemy fire that forced them to the ground. The team continued forward and upon reaching the wounded soldiers, Specialist Giunta realized that another soldier was still separated from the element. Specialist Giunta then advanced forward on his own initiative. As he crested the top of a hill, he observed two insurgents carrying away an American soldier. He immediately engaged the enemy, killing one and wounding the other. Upon reaching the wounded soldier, he began to provide medical aid, as his squad caught up and provided security. Specialist Giunta's unwavering courage, selflessness, and decisive leadership while under extreme enemy fire were integral to his platoons ability to defeat an enemy ambush and recover a fellow American soldier from the enemy.
Specialist Salvatore A. Giunta's extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Company B, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment, and the United States Army.


S/Sgt. Giunta: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are eighty one living MoH recipients today. Their names and their stories should not be forgotten. My mission is to honor one of those heroes here each week, and salute them for their courage and sacrifice. In the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors; the men it remembers.”

Quote du jour

If this crazy primary has proven anything (beyond Trump's zany celebrity), it is that the anti-Citizens United alarmists are dead wrong. Money doesn't buy elections -- Bush had the most money, and he lost the first three races and is gone before March. We don't need campaign finance reform to ensure voters will make the difference because, for good or ill, they already do.
- Tyler O'Neill

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...





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

Golden Oldie: Obama's March Madness

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Originally posted March 5, 2014

Obama Calls for World to Unite Against War on Terror

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Obama setting the example.

Face Your Biggest Fear, Mr. Trump!

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Quote du jour

"We wish Mr. Trump spoke this much about the size of his government"
-The Week, NR

Monday, March 21, 2016

Politics Makes Strange Bedpersons


Effective? Or the makings of a very big backfire?

Solidarity

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Curmudgeon noted Barry's obsession with his fellow travelers.

Hollywood Went to War

Forty-eighth in our series Hollywood Went to War, is the recently departed actor George Kennedy, whose career stretched for over half a century and too many memorable roles to mention.

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Kennedy made his stage debut at the age of two, later becoming a radio performer. Kennedy put aside show business during World War II and served in the United States Army for sixteen years, having seen combat and working in Armed Forces radio. He was involved with the opening of the first Army Information Office, which provided technical assistance to films and television shows, like the Phil Silvers Show

Mr. Kennedy: we salute you and thank you or your service to our country. Rest in peace.

There! Fixed it For You!

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There's a Bear in the Woods...

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Editor's note: for those of you too young to remember, the headline is from an ad Ronald Reagan ran in 1984. The rest of us can take a trip down memory lane by clicking on the link.

Quote du jour

"Hillary will shamelessly, blatantly, and egregiously lie whenever she needs to in order to avoid blame. Any voter who doesn’t see that by now is hopelessly naïve."
-Jim Geraghty

Sunday, March 20, 2016

To Each According to His Need...

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H/T Silverfiddle (blame him!)

Obama Prepares for Upcoming Trip to Cuba

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Quote du jour

"Get me a car or I'll walk to the hospital."
-Nancy Reagan, on hearing her husband had been shot, taken to the hospital, and advised by the Secret Service that it was best for her not to go.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

A Little Saturday Night Music

Starland Vocal Band ~ Afternoon Delight

Best of the Web*

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

Trump Spent $1 Million Per Week on Himself While Stiffing Builders


Gun Grabber Hillary – Leaked Audio – Vows To Go After 2A


Videos
The Most Embarrassing Political Super Pac Video Ever?

Sheriff Clarke On Rally Protesters

Kimberly Corban refuses to be disarmed

18%

Krauthammer’s Take: John Kasich Is ‘Delusional or Grandiose’



Culture
Voter ID passes in West Virginia

Let's Meet Obama’s SCOTUS Nominee Finalists Shall We?

Firefighters, Volunteers Repair Gravestones Left Damaged by #Trump Rally-Goers

HOW MENNONITE VOLUNTEERS ARE CLIMATE-PROOFING WEST VIRGINIA'S INFRASTRUCTURE


Obama seeks hike in post-presidency





Technology
Apple invents 3D printer for space-age Liquidmetal rapid prototypes
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CFL's Bit the Dust? I Hadn't Heard!


Boeing’s Echo Voyager

Sea King helicopters sold off as 'sheds and man caves'
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Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD,
Rainbow's End

Today's Toons 3/9/16

Earl of Taint -Obama Says Widespread Appeal Of Donald Trump Has Nothing To Do With 8 Years Of Him


Today's Toons 3/10/

Today's Toons 3/11/16


A very good brain

Cartoon Round Up...

Humpday Humor

Cartoon Round

TGI Toons





Linkfests:
In The Mailbox: Early Weekend Edition

Larwyn's Linx: The anti-Donald Trump mob is Making America Scary


In The Mailbox: 03.15.

Larwyn's Linx: We Warned You: Chicago Trump Shutdown Is Just the Beginning


In The Mailbox: 03.14.16


Larwyn's Linx: Brownshirts invade Trump rally

Link O'rama


Larwyn's Linx: Report: Soros Money Funding John Kasich's Presidential Bid

In The Mailbox: 03.17.16

Larwyn's Linx: The Path Forward for Republicans Is Both Conservative and Populist

In The Mailbox: 03.18.16

Larwyn's Linx: Today John Kasich Endorses Donald Trump for President

Larwyn's Linx: An Invitation for Cruz and Trump






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, girls with guns

American Power- Kelly Rohrbach Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Video 2016

Angry Mike's Hood - Rumpday, Summertime

By Other Means - Cosplay, Tap Rack & Bang, , Seeing Red for St. Patrick's

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes: Natalia Kills , Marisa Ramirez

Double Trouble -Random Hotties

Good Monday Morning


Nina Dobrev

Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale, Wearin' O The Green Mesmerizer

Friday Night Babe - Kara Del Toro!

Good Stuff's Cyber World #233 , Annual St Patrick's Day Party

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Good Morning Girl, Milfy Monday once again

Miss K's St. Patrick's Rule Five

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 - Victoria's Secret

Priyanka Chopra , Underwater pole dancing

The Last Tradition - Claudia Schiffer

The Right Way -Friday Babe

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Irish babes

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style


Today's featured selfie
, Ashleigh Snow




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 logic goes, if Trump's the nominee, good conservatives will fall in line rather than see Hillary elected.
On the other hand, if, as polls say, Trump would lose to Hillary in the general election, shouldn't good Trump supporters fall in line with Cruz rather than see Hillary elected?
-Mike B
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