Monday, December 31, 2018

The Latest Disney Princess

Move over, Jasmine. Here's Princess That's Mine!

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

-Ronald Wilson Reagan

Sunday, December 30, 2018

A Little Sunday Night Music

Praise the Lord - Imperials

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

I went from being an NFL player to a coach to a broadcaster. I haven't worked a day in my life.
-John Madden

Saturday, December 29, 2018

A Little Saturday Night Music

Dan Fogelberg -"Same Old Lang Syne"

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!

(BTW, if you wonder where any of the links will take you, hover your cursor over the link.)

Political/SocioEconomic

A look at anti-sanctuary cities

The Frustrating Necessity of Staying in Syria and Afghanistan, Explained





Culture
Seasonal UPS Workers Had Almost Entire Paychecks Handed Over To Union

LA Doubled Homeless Budget, Doubled Homeless Crime

‘Bless All the Dear Children in Thy Tender Care’

Anti-Semitism is not just another opinion. The New York Times should know better

John Kerry Fights to Keep Migrants Off His Private (French) Beach




Technology
Electronics-Recycling Innovator Going to Prison for Extending Computers’ Lives

High Speed Camera Mounted on Mower Blade




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Today's Toons 12/19/18, Today's Toons 12/20/18, Today's Toons 12/21/18

Sunday Funnies For 12-23-18

Today's Toons 12/24/18, Today's Toons 12/25/18






Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Trump Keeps His Promise – Congress In Disbelief

In The Mailbox: 12.24.18

Larwyn's Linx: Schumer’s Shutdown Isn’t About a Border Wall

Larwyn's Linx: Obstructionist Republicans vs. Trump

Larwyn's Linx: FBI and DOJ Worked to Protect Hillary Clinton Longer Than Previously Thought

In The Mailbox: 12.26.18

Larwyn's Linx: Giuliani calls for Mueller to be investigated for destruction of FBI evidence

In The Mailbox: 12.27.18

Larwyn's Linx: Mueller Investigation Stirring Up More Trouble Than It’s Finding

Top of the News





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, Hot pick, Hot pick

American Power- ChloΓ© Bechini

By Other Means - Cosplay, Seeing Red

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes: Sunday Babes, Monday Babes, Wednesday Babes, Thursday Babes, Friday Babes, Saturday Babes

Alison Krauss

EBL - Mrs. Santas, Donna Reed

Feral Irishman -  Mrs. Claus, Like A Boss, Naughty and Nice, Preparing for the big day!
TGIF

Friday Night Babe - Essie Davis!

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - I’m sure she’s taken, men, And I’ll leave you with this

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

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising - HP

The Right Way -Friday Babe, Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babes of the Week

Holly Madison

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

How many liberals from Bill Clinton to Barack Obama told us we could not 'drill our way' to energy independence? Yet, here we are!
-Mike B.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Tonight's FNB* is Essie Davis!

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






Czargate Obama: Updated

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In an article, written in the first year of Barack Obama's unfortunate reign, we noted that in addition to all of Obama's cabinet positions, he appointed 38 different czars. Can anyone tell me how many "czars" Trump has? Two? Three?? Why isn't this a bigger story? Smaller government, anyone??

In the old Sci-fi movie (and series) Stargate, devices of ancient power were able to create “wormholes” through space, that allowed folks nearly instantaneous travel between planets and other galaxies to meet extraterrestrials.
Today, we use devices of newly acquired power to burrow wormholes through the Constitution via a means of extra-Constitutional offices known as “czars”. Apart from the anti-democratic connotations of the term, consider that the office of the “czars” as they are presently known, are de facto cabinet level positions which do not need so much as a simple approval of a majority vote of the Senate.

The President’s cabinet currently (2009) consists of:
Secretary of State
Secretary of the Treasury
Secretary of Defense
Attorney General
Secretary of the Interior
Secretary of Agriculture
Secretary of Commerce
Secretary of Labor
Secretary of Health and Human Services
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary of Transportation
Secretary of Energy
Secretary of Education
Secretary of Veterans' Affairs
Secretary of Homeland Security

This does not include other offices considered cabinet level, such as the
White House Chief of Staff
Director of the Office of Management and Budget
United States Trade Representative
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
Ambassador to the United Nations
Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors


So, with all these advisers on all things foreign and domestic, why would the president need these:
Afghanistan Czar: Richard Holbrooke
Guantanamo Closure Czar: Daniel Fried
Weapons Czar: Ashton Carter
WMD Policy Czar: Gary Samore
Don’t we already have a Secretary of Defense?
AIDS Czar: Jeffrey Crowley
Health Czar: Nancy-Ann DeParle
Don’t we already have a Secretary of Health and Human Services AND a Surgeon General?
Auto Recovery Czar: Ed Montgomery
Car Czar: Ron Bloom (Ron carries Ed’s briefcase for him?)
Stimulus Accountability Czar: Earl Devaney
Don’t we have a Secretary of Transportation? A Secretary of Commerce?
Economic Czar: Paul Volcker
TARP Czar: Herb Allison
Secretary of the Treasury? Director OMB?
Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske
Terrorism Czar: John Brennan
Intelligence Czar: Dennis Blair
Law enforcement issues: FBI- Treasury
Border Czar: Alan Bersin
Secretary of Homeland Security?
California Water Czar: David J. Hayes (He’s doing a bang up job! /sarcasm)
Central Region Czar: Dennis Ross
Great Lakes Czar: Cameron Davis
Urban Affairs Czar: Adolfo Carrion Jr.
Secretary of the Interior?
Energy and Environment Czar: Carol Browner
Secretary of Energy? Administrator EPA?
Mideast Peace Czar: George Mitchell
Sudan Czar: J. Scott Gration
Secretary of State?
Green Jobs Czar: Van Jones
Pay Czar: Kenneth Feinberg
Secretary of Labor?
And some of these last ones should probably be eliminated by a judicious use of the Tenth Amendment”
Domestic Violence Czar: Lynn Rosenthal
Faith-Based Czar: Joshua DuBois
Are domestic violence and faith based organizations really Federal issues?
International Climate Czar: Todd Stern
Information Czar: Vivek Kundra
Regulatory Czar: Cass Sunstein
Science Czar: John Holdren
Technology Czar: Aneesh Chopra

The “information Czar” better get to work, because I don’t know what in the hell most of these guys do!
The appointment of a multitude of “czars” seems to be an attempt by the executive branch to assert greater power to itself without a commensurate amount of responsibility or the balance of powers favored by the Founding Fathers.
Even if it were not for their extra-Constitutional nature, in hard economic times like these, the redundancy of all these highly paid, highly unaccountable offices should be considered wasteful. They should be closed and their current occupants should be encouraged to find real jobs. We do not need more and more bloated government soaking up resources and making ever more burdensome regulations to further hamstring our economy. Enough is more than enough!

Original post from 9/5/09

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts."
- Blaise Pascal

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babes are ready to ring in the New Year !






Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Brand-name Democrats, such as various members of the Kennedy aristocracy, went over, calculating it might be easier to push the party forward with Obama's lightness of being than the Clintons' boxcars of baggage."
-DANIEL HENNINGER

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Medal of Honor

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Staff Sergeant Leroy A. Petry


Citation:

For acts of gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in action with an armed enemy in the vicinity of Paktya Province, Afghanistan, on 26 May 2008. As a Weapons Squad Leader with D Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Staff Sergeant Petry moved to clear the courtyard of a house that potentially contained high-value combatants.
While crossing the courtyard, Staff Sergeant Petry and another Ranger were engaged and wounded by automatic weapons fire from enemy fighters. Still under enemy fire, and wounded in both legs, Staff Sergeant Petry led the other Ranger to cover. He then reported the situation and engaged the enemy with a hand grenade, providing suppression as another Ranger moved to his position. The enemy quickly responded by maneuvering closer and throwing grenades.
The first grenade explosion knocked his two fellow Rangers to the ground and wounded both with shrapnel. A second grenade then landed only a few feet away from them. Instantly realizing the danger, Staff Sergeant Petry, unhesitatingly and with complete disregard for his safety, deliberately and selflessly moved forward, picked up the grenade, and in an effort to clear the immediate threat, threw the grenade away from his fellow Rangers. As he was releasing the grenade it detonated, amputating his right hand at the wrist and further injuring him with multiple shrapnel wounds.
Although picking up and throwing the live grenade grievously wounded Staff Sergeant Petry, his gallant act undeniably saved his fellow Rangers from being severely wounded or killed. Despite the severity of his wounds, Staff Sergeant Petry continued to maintain the presence of mind to place a tourniquet on his right wrist before communicating the situation by radio in order to coordinate support for himself and his fellow wounded Rangers.
Staff Sergeant Petry's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service, and reflect great credit upon himself, 75th Ranger Regiment, and the United States Army.


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

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are seventy six 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.”

Count on Christmas

Classic KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
—Ingrid Bergman

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Yet A Little More Christmas Day Music

Charlie Byrd - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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!

A Little More Christmas Day Music

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen -Charlie Byrd

A Little Christmas Day Music

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

There's nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.
-Erma Bombeck

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Eve Babes

Since we had a double dose of vintage babes last week, here's a little Christmas eye candy to make up for it.




Shawn Phillips - The Christmas Song



I first heard this song when the 45 single was delivered to the college radio station where I was working.


From Shawn's website: "The Christmas Song was written in a hotel room in Rome, in 1969. I can't remember what I was in Rome for, but it was close to Christmas, and I started thinking about that, and all that entailed, and I wanted to tell the story somewhat differently, and make it fun. A few months later, when we were recording Second Contribution, I played the song for Jonathan Weston, and he didn't want to waste any of the studio time we had. I was determined to get it on tape. So when he and the engineer Robin Cable went out for a dinner break, I got on the phone, and gathered together 19 musicians, and I had everyone of them set up with microphones, and had the levels set, we'd rehearsed it several times, and we were sitting in the studio, and then Jonathan, and Robin walked into the control room. I just told Robin to roll the tape. It was done in the first take."



On the recording, there's a bit of a false start. Shawn gives an infectious, joyous laugh and says "I think that's tremendous" and then launches into the song. I think I love that laughter as much as I love the song.

I posted the song in 2010. I wasn't going to post it again, but then I got an Anonymous comment on that 2010 post that made me change my mind. Let me share it with you...


I have been trying to figure out who did this song and what it was called. Thanks a million. I would also like to find the version with the false start, but I can't find the title "A Christmas Song" on Itunes, but I'm willing to sample each song to find it! I had googled "I think that's tremendous" before, but since it wasn't that unique a sentence, I got nowhere. Even adding christmas music to the search came up dry, and I eventually stopped trying. But I was looking for something else, thought I'd give it another try, and here you are. Thanks a million more times.


I can identify with that. I can think of things that I searched and searched for and pretty much given up hope of ever finding. And then, for some reason, a spark of hope wells up within you and tells you you've got nothing to lose by looking one more time, and...there it is.

"I think that's tremendous". I do, too. More now than ever. I don't always comment on the videos I post, but I did on this one, eight years ago, and mentioned the very words that weren't in the video I posted then, the only ones our friend here knew to search for. What is it the Good Book says? Seek and ye shall find"?

I don't know what you're looking for this Christmas, but maybe it's too soon to give up looking for it now. You just never know!

Merry Christmas to you and yours! God bless us every one!


Allan Sherman - The Twelve Gifts Of Christmas


For all of you folks to young to have heard the original...

Ebenezer Schumer

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
-Calvin Coolidge

Sunday, December 23, 2018

A Little Sunday Night Music

Silent Night - Charlie Byrd

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
-Washington Irving

Saturday, December 22, 2018

A Little Saturday Night Music

Christmas Dinner -Noel Paul Stookey

Christmas In Killarney

Bing Crosby - Christmas In Killarney

Green Christmas

Green Christmas - Stan Freberg

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!

(BTW, if you wonder where any of the links will take you, hover your cursor over the link.)

Political/SocioEconomic
John Lott Destroys Left’s Go-To Gun Control Study

Is Kamala Harris Eligible to be President?

Israel uncovers 4th Hezbollah attack tunnel

After California's ballot harvest: What is to be done?




Culture
Ashley Bratcher Becomes Passionately Pro-Life After Movie Role

Baltimore Woman Says She'll Use Gun Buyback Cash to Pay for an Even Bigger Gun





Technology
Tesla Model S Catches Fire in Los Gatos, Reignites Hours Later at Tow Yard





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOODThe Clown Who Knew Too Much

Today's Toons 12/12/18, Today's Toons 12/13/18, Today's Toons 12/14/18

Today's Toons 12/17/18, Today's Toons 12/18/18




Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: When Does Trump Say, 'Enough Is Enough!'?


In The Mailbox: 12.17.18

Larwyn's Linx: American Stasi

In The Mailbox: 12.18.18

Larwyn's Linx: FBI releases key Steele dossier document

In The Mailbox: 12.19.18

Larwyn's Linx: New Mueller Filing Attempts to Explain Delays Between FBI FD-302 Reports

In The Mailbox: 12.20.18

Larwyn's Linx: Comey Continues To Falsely Claim That Republicans Started the Steele Dossier

In The Mailbox: 12.21.18

Larwyn's Linx: Great Day for the Swamp: Dems Get Everything, Trump Gets Bupkis

Top of the News




Rule Five Roundup:
(While all Rule Five posts may be NSFW, I generally only flag the ones that are certainly NSFW)

24 Femmes Per Second - Katia Christine(NSFW), Brigitte Bardot,

90 Miles From Tyranny -girls with guns, Hot pick, girls with guns

American Power- Debbie Ryan Bikini Photos

Who doesn't love teddy bears?

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

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes: Sunday Babes, Monday Babes, Tuesday Babes, Wednesday Babe, Thursday Babes, Friday Babes, Saturday Babes

Good Monday Morning

EBL - Sugar Daddy Farewell!, Penny Marshall

Feral Irishman - Frideyes, Vintage Heat

Friday Night Babes

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - I’m sure she’s taken, men

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

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising - Dove Skin Undies

The Right Way -Friday Babe, Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babes of the Week

Unauthorized Models Infiltrate U.S. Army Compound

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style, Let's Enjoy A Sara X-mas




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 Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God."
― C. S. Lewis

Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday Night Vintage Babes

In lieu of a FNB*, we're having an encore of vintage Christmas babes.

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








A Tale of Two Jackies

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Let future generations understand the burden and the blessings of freedom. Let them say we stood where duty required us to stand."
-George H. W. Bush

Thursday, December 20, 2018

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