Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Medal of Honor

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Captain James M. Sprayberry


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Capt. Sprayberry, Armor, U.S. Army, distinguished himself by exceptional bravery while serving as executive officer of Company D. His company commander and a great number of the men were wounded and separated from the main body of the company. A daylight attempt to rescue them was driven back by the well entrenched enemy's heavy fire.
Capt. Sprayberry then organized and led a volunteer night patrol to eliminate the intervening enemy bunkers and to relieve the surrounded element. The patrol soon began receiving enemy machinegun fire. Capt. Sprayberry quickly moved the men to protective cover and without regard for his own safety, crawled within close range of the bunker from which the fire was coming. He silenced the machinegun with a hand grenade. Identifying several one-man enemy positions nearby, Capt. Sprayberry immediately attacked them with the rest of his grenades. He crawled back for more grenades and when two grenades were thrown at his men from a position to the front, Capt. Sprayberry, without hesitation, again exposed himself and charged the enemy-held bunker killing its occupants with a grenade. Placing two men to cover his advance, he crawled forward and neutralized three more bunkers with grenades.
Immediately thereafter, Capt. Sprayberry was surprised by an enemy soldier who charged from a concealed position. He killed the soldier with his pistol and with continuing disregard for the danger neutralized another enemy emplacement. Capt. Sprayberry then established radio contact with the isolated men, directing them toward his position. When the two elements made contact he organized his men into litter parties to evacuate the wounded. As the evacuation was nearing completion, he observed an enemy machinegun position which he silenced with a grenade.
Capt. Sprayberry returned to the rescue party, established security, and moved to friendly lines with the wounded. This rescue operation, which lasted approximately seven and a half hours, saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. Capt. Sprayberry personally killed twelve enemy soldiers, eliminated two machineguns, and destroyed numerous enemy bunkers.
Capt. Sprayberry's indomitable spirit and gallant action at great personal risk to his life are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.


Capt. Sprayberry: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are seventy four 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.”

KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Whatsoever therefore is consequent to a time of Warre, where every man is Enemy to every man; the same is consequent to the time, wherein men live without other security, than what their own strength, and their own invention shall furnish them withall. In such condition, there is no place for Industry; because the fruit thereof is uncertain; and consequently no Culture of the Earth; no Navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by Sea; no commodious Building; no Instruments of moving, and removing such things as require much force; no Knowledge of the face of the Earth; no account of Time; no Arts; no Letters; no Society; and which is worst of all, continuall feare, and danger of violent death; And the life of man, solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short."
-Thomas Hobbes

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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!

Wizard of Odds

Classic KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

PowerPoint makes us stupid.

—Gen. James “Mad Dog” Matthis

Monday, May 29, 2017

Trump Visits Arlington Section Dedicated to War on Terror


...visits with families there.

Classic KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Memorial Day 2017


God bless those who gave their all and their families who loved them.

Quote du jour

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
-G. K. Chesterton

Saturday, May 27, 2017

A Little Saturday Night Music

The Rainbow Connection - Kermit the Frog

Evil Cowardly Loser!

KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Best of the Web*

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*…that I’ve seen all week!
Political/SocioEconomic
CNN Host To Bob Schieffer: You’re ‘Normalizing’ Trump by Praising Saudi Speech -Shorter CNN: "Telling the truth about Trump hurts Democrats in 2018"

Minneapolis Police Uncover Bomb-Making Materials, Weapons in SUV


ISLAMIC TERROR: Salman Abedi Identified as Manchester Suicide Bomber

Ironic complaint leveled after votes cast for Calif. Dem Party leader

Obama Illegally Spied On Americans

For 36 years, Democrats have routinely called for impeaching Republican presidents

Another Democrat Caught Spending Taxpayer Dollars on Family

Where Are the Screaming Headlines?… Democrat House Candidate Arrested for DUI and Assaulting Police Officer

RAIDS CONTINUE: ICE Nabs 188 In LA During 5-Day Operation





Culture
This Mr. Rogers story will probably make you cry


New York Puerto Rican Day Parade to Feature Convicted Terrorist Oscar López Rivera


Farmer faces trial in federal court, $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field


Former professor arrested in beating at Berkeley Trump rally


Videos
Bill Whittle vs Bill Nye




Technology
Scientists and lawyers draft the first legal manual for space warfare -"but the obvious lack of 'space police' means that it cannot be practically enforced"






Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Monday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Today's Toons 5/17/17, Cartoon Round Up...

Today's Toons 5/18/17, Today's Toons 5/19/17

Today's Toons 5/22/17 , Today's Toons 5/23/17





Linkfests:

Larwyn's Linx: A Coup Attempt, Not a Constitutional Crisis


In The Mailbox: 05.22.17

Larwyn's Linx: Comey, Mueller bungled big anthrax case together

In The Mailbox: 05.23.17


Larwyn's Linx: Obama Holdouts In Trump Administration Hiding Hillary Emails

In The Mailbox: 05.24.17

Larwyn's Linx: Surrender or fight - our country is at stake


In The Mailbox: 05.25.17

Larwyn's Linx: Obama intel agency secretly conducted illegal searches on Americans for years


Larwyn's Linx: Defend what you believe or lose it

Larwyn's Linx: Something Is Deeply Wrong in the U.S. Intelligence Community





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, Hot pick

American Power- Jessie James Decker ,Jennette McCurdy

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

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes: Meisa Kuroki , Nafessa Williams

Good Monday Morning

Camren Bicondova

EBL - Paola Nuñez

Feral Irishman - Frideyes

Friday Night Babe - Kelly Rohrbach!

Good Stuff's Cyber World #294


Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Milfy Monday, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Fanny Friday, I’m sure she’s taken, men

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 - Victoria's Secret

The Right Way -Friday Babe

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Nancy Porter

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba: Randomness, Buenas


Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. Please send links of news, commentary, choice humor or Rule Fivage to: Proof.Positive@Hotmail.com

Quote du jour

Listening to Bill Nye, the Science Guy about science is like listening to George Takei, the Star Trek Guy about warp drive.
- Mike B.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Kelly Rohrbach!

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




KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Gianforte Wins Special Election in Montana

Pencil necked reporters hardest hit.

Quote du jour

"Keep an open box of baking soda in your refrigerator. That way, when people come to visit, you can say, 'Would you care for some cold baking soda?' Then they will leave."
— Dave Barry

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Nancy Porter!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five)




Extra points if you recognize Superman's gal pal in the group shot!

I Have to Put a Headline Here. I Just Did.

(Editor's note: The following post roams and rambles and follows my footsteps to the sparkling sands of Stockton deserted. And all around me , a voice was sounding, (which I later recognized as a trial of XM satellite radio), and may be of interest only to the author.)

I just returned from a recycling run. California is Green (no, not that green! That would require water!) and as such, they require a recycling deposit on certain blends of fruit juices, which stand cheek to jowl on the shelves with identical plastic bottles from the same manufacturer, containing a different percentage of juice, which require no deposit. The State of California extorts requires I loan them a small amount of cash for each bottle until I return it...somewhere! Caveat emptor. Up until recently, it was relatively easy to find neighborhood recycling centers - a trailer, a scale and some guy working for presumably minimum wage, nearby grocery stores, etc. These have apparently not proven economical, as they have been disappearing like Nancy Pelosi's IQ. Yes. Really that hard to find!

So, instead of recycling a couple of bags every few visits to the grocery, the recycling has been piling up. For months. Maybe a year. Tempus fugit. Yesterday, I loaded up my small SUV with glass and plastic bottles and aluminum cans and set off this AM for one of the few honest recycling centers around. It was on a side of town I hadn't visited lately, about 22 miles round trip. Figure about twenty five cents a mile for gas, and it cost me about five and a half dollars to collect on my temporary, involuntary loan to the State of California. Not sure how burning five dollars worth of gas makes the state any greener, but who am I to question my betters?

The good news is, the Tucson will hold about eighty dollars worth of recyclables, if you don't mind not being able to see out the back window. On the way over and back, I noticed a few new businesses had sprung up, apparently prospering. I happened to see a Radio Shack I used to frequent. "Look at that! They're still open", thought I, until my eyes traveled down to the "Store Closing" banner below the sign. Oh, well. Look at that!

Well, that's Thursday for you. Half of it anyway. Ulysses S. Grant in my pocket with a few friends. A year's worth of recycling out where it will do somebody good. Bookmark this page, y'all. It might make a great substitute for Sominex some sleepless night.

I tried to warn you! Even tried to class it up with some Latin, but that's about all I know!

"Everything changes a little, and it should. The good ain't forever and the bad ain't for good."
-Roger Miller

Quiptoon


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham says the attack is the work of an “extremist”. An extreme what? An extreme rabbit?
-Morrissey

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Medal of Honor

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Specialist Fifth Class Clarence Eugene Sasser


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sp5c. Sasser distinguished himself while assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion. He was serving as a medical aidman with Company A, 3d Battalion, on a reconnaissance in force operation. His company was making an air assault when suddenly it was taken under heavy small arms, recoilless rifle, machinegun and rocket fire from well fortified enemy positions on 3 sides of the landing zone.
During the first few minutes, over 30 casualties were sustained. Without hesitation, Sp5c. Sasser ran across an open rice paddy through a hail of fire to assist the wounded. After helping 1 man to safety, was painfully wounded in the left shoulder by fragments of an exploding rocket. Refusing medical attention, he ran through a barrage of rocket and automatic weapons fire to aid casualties of the initial attack and, after giving them urgently needed treatment, continued to search for other wounded.
Despite 2 additional wounds immobilizing his legs, he dragged himself through the mud toward another soldier 100 meters away. Although in agonizing pain and faint from loss of blood, Sp5c. Sasser reached the man, treated him, and proceeded on to encourage another group of soldiers to crawl 200 meters to relative safety. There he attended their wounds for 5 hours until they were evacuated.
Sp5c. Sasser's extraordinary heroism is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.


Sp5c. Sasser: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are seventy four 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.”

KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"The habitual kowtowing of senior Democrats to the billionaire class has left their party close to morally bankrupt."
- Jill Abramson

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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!

KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“2010 Dems lost the House, 2012 Dems lost the Senate, 2016 Dems lost the White House, 2017 Dems lost ability to reason, It’s not Russia, it’s YOU,”
- Rob Schneider

Monday, May 22, 2017

Not Fake News

The Most Interesting POTUS in the World™

And Now For Something Completely Different...

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“The damage that was done is what was leaked in the aftermath, what was put in the media. The real damage to national security is the leaks.”
-John Brennan, Obama appointment to head C I A in 2013, on Trump intelligence sharing

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Classic KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“To attract men, I wear a perfume called New Car Interior.”
—Rita Rudner

Saturday, May 20, 2017

A Little Saturday Night Music

Marian Hill - Down

Classic KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Best of the Web*

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*…that I’ve seen all week!

Political/SocioEconomic
Venezuela is now sending protesters to military tribunals rather than civilian courts


Dallas County Whistleblower Tapes Democrat Campaign Worker Describing Voter Fraud Schemes


What Voter Fraud? More Than 7 Million Voter Registrations Duplicated in Multiple States


Your Schadenfreude alert: Clockboy’s latest case dismissed




Videos
Lou Dobbs on Obama’s Recent Behavior


Easily Offended Brits Pressure McDonalds to Pull Commercial




Culture
Law Passed That Banned Child Marriage in New Jersey Vetoed By Chris Christie


Michelle Obama Has Snit Fit Over Changes To School Lunch Program

12 times Dems, Repubs said no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion; 10 times people claimed there was


"It's Absurd" - 6 Baltimore Schools Have Zero Students Proficient In State Math, English Tests

The Missing Tile Syndrome






Technology
'Accidental hero' halts ransomware attack and warns: this is not over


NASA’s Worst Plan Yet

WILL THE NAVY BUILD NEW, SMALLER CARRIERS IN THE FUTURE?




#WINNING: USA fracks its way to a fuel surplus


THE PENTAGON IS BRINGING BACK AIR-DROPPED SEA MINES

Sock puppets taken to an entirely new level: 'click farm' of 10,000 phones that give FAKE 'likes'





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

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

Today's Toons 5/10/17

Today's Toons 5/11/17

Today's Toons 5/12/17

Today's Toons 5/15/17

Today's Toons 5/16/17




Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Oops: New York Times Accidentally Exposes 'Hillary Clinton-Russia Nexus'!


In The Mailbox: 05.15.17

Larwyn's Linx: The Comey Non-Crisis


In The Mailbox: 05.16.17


Larwyn's Linx: Democrats stack up ways to torpedo Trump's nominations

In The Mailbox: 05.17.17

Larwyn's Linx: No, Trump didn’t spill classified info to the Russians (and other lies debunked)

In The Mailbox: 05.18.17

Larwyn's Linx: The Sabotaging of the President

In The Mailbox: 05.19.17

Larwyn's Linx: Bush AG On Comey’s Prior Scandals: ‘Jim’s Loyalty Was... To Chuck Schumer’


Larwyn's Linx: This Is A Coup Against Our Right To Govern Ourselves





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

American Power- Blonde Babe Shows Off Skimpy See-Through Bikini , Faith Hill , Nina Agdal Goes Topless, Iryna Ivanova in Red Bikini ,Bella Thorne Flashes Pierced Nipple


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

Daily Mail - Bikini-clad Emily Ratajkowski

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes: Kyoko Fukada, DeWanda Wise

Good Monday Morning

Julie London

EBL - Nancy Kwan

Friday Night Babe - Ashley Scott

Good Stuff's Cyber World #293

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Milfy Monday, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Fanny Friday, I’m sure she’s taken, men

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

Sex in Advertising - Denim X

Margot Robbie

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Theo Spark – With Age Comes Wisdom...

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Annette Andre!

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style


Your Crazy Uncle Bubba -Shorts, , Selfie Sunday! , Randomness, Humpday honeys, Dresses

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

A pun is the lowest form of "I wish I'd said that!"
-Mike B
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