Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Tonight's FNB* is Perdita Weeks!

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






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Quote du jour

"No one can read the vicious, hateful, over-the-top partisan vitriol that FBI employees directed against Donald Trump–Strzok and Page are not the only ones quoted in the IG’s report–and give any credence to that claim. These high-ranking FBI agents were politicized to the core and were determined to do anything they could to secure their candidate’s election. Failing that, they plunged into the faux Russia election story in hopes of discrediting President Trump or even, as they explicitly discussed, bringing about his impeachment."
-John Hinderaker

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Eunice Gayson!

(*a.k.a. Rule Five)






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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“Everyone is doing better here than anybody has ever done on the face of the planet throughout recorded history, and the whole West is like that! To call that all a tyrannical patriarchy is indicative of a very deep resentment and ahistorical ignorance that’s so profound that it’s indistinguishable from willful blindness.”
-Jordan Peterson

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Medal of Honor

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First Lieutenant Walter Joseph Marm, Jr.


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. As a platoon leader in the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 1st Lt. Marm demonstrated indomitable courage during a combat operation. His company was moving through the valley to relieve a friendly unit surrounded by an enemy force of estimated regimental size. 1st Lt. Marm led his platoon through withering fire until they were finally forced to take cover.
Realizing that his platoon could not hold very long, and seeing four enemy soldiers moving into his position, he moved quickly under heavy fire and annihilated all 4. Then, seeing that his platoon was receiving intense fire from a concealed machinegun, he deliberately exposed himself to draw its fire. Thus locating its position, he attempted to destroy it with an antitank weapon. Although he inflicted casualties, the weapon did not silence the enemy fire. Quickly, disregarding the intense fire directed on him and his platoon, he charged 30 meters across open ground, and hurled grenades into the enemy position, killing some of the 8 insurgents manning it. Although severely wounded, when his grenades were expended, armed with only a rifle, he continued the momentum of his assault on the position and killed the remainder of the enemy.
1st Lt. Marm's selfless actions reduced the fire on his platoon, broke the enemy assault, and rallied his unit to continue toward the accomplishment of this mission. 1st Lt. Marm's gallantry on the battlefield and his extraordinary intrepidity at the risk of his life are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of his country.


1st Lt. Marm: 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.”

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk "his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor" on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else.
- Robert Heinlein

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Adventures at the DMV


Everybody hates the DMV. AAA members can get some DMV services at their local AAA offices, but sometimes, you just have to visit the mothership.

Yesterday, I had to renew my driver's license. I was reading an article online Saturday, about the new California "Real ID", and out of curiosity, looked at my license to see the similarities. And noticed the expiration date...my birthday...last month! After a few minutes of mental and verbal abuse, I went to the DMV website to see what I would need to do first thing Monday AM (probably the worst day of the week to go).

Honestly, after I got up to the counter and started to complain, I stopped short. I suddenly realized that although I'd waited for three hours just to get to the front door and another three and a half hours in a hard plastic chair, that the lady in front of me had been there doing boring repetitive paper pushing for seven and a half hours before I got there, and she had at least another hour and a half of this before she could go home. I felt a little sorry for her, the amount of paper she had to shuffle and rubber stamp (I can't remember the last time I saw anyone use a rubber stamp) just for a simple license renewal. And how many times had she had to tell someone that they could not renew their licence, registration or whatever, because they didn't bring the proper documentation with them. It's not her fault.

I heard several sob stories standing in line about how they'd stood in line for hours, only to have to come back or have someone bring them something they didn't know they'd need. Again, not the clerk's fault! I went on line, tried to figure out what I'd need, brought more than I needed and even studied six sample tests in case they asked me to take a written test. (They didn't). And my presbyopia hardened my corneas to correct the nearsightedness of my youth and I flew through the eye test. She mockingly called me a "showoff" Heh.

Success! They took my picture, which I'm sure will be horrible, and handed me an interim driver's license, and I was a free man again! Master of my own transportation, unburdened for the next five years! But again, next time you must pass the portals of doom, which is the DMV, put yourself in the shoes of one of those long suffering clerks, who suffer minor carping if not rudeness and abuse, because they require that you give them precisely what they ask for because that's precisely what they need to give you what you want.

One last thing...I thought I'd read online that the renewal fee was $33. It was $35. Thankfully, I'd made sure I had $35 in my wallet (although I was expecting change!)

In short: Be prepared. Don't go on Monday. Carry cash. Don't complain. And don't let your license expire before you renew it! Oh, and if you have to go on a Monday, take sunscreen, maybe a hat (I got a little sunburned ), consider a folding chair and the phone number of a pizzeria that delivers!

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!

The Least Serious President in the History of the Republic™ on Ukraine, Syria & the Economy, Part Deux (Redux)

I must declare a temporary pause in the "Obama Free Zone". This was originally posted August 29, 2014. As liberals are currently taking to their fainting couches over the very idea that Donald Trump might somehow validate Russia's claim to Crimea, a little reminder of the inactivity, failure to meet the international security commitments that characterized President Lead From Behind.


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"Next week, I'll be in Europe to coordinate with our closest allies and partners. In Estonia, I will reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the defense of our NATO allies. At the NATO summit in the United Kingdom, we'll focus on the additional steps we can take to ensure the alliance remains prepared for any challenge."

Unwavering commitment? Check.

"Our meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission will be another opportunity for our alliance to continue our partnership with Ukraine, and I look forward to reaffirming the unwavering commitment of the United States to Ukraine and its people when I welcome President Poroshenko to the White House next month."

"Partnership"? Check.

"...Ukraine is not a member of NATO, but a number of those states that are close by are. And we take our Article 5 commitments to defend each other very seriously, and that includes the smallest NATO member, as well as the largest NATO member."

"...and take our Article 5 commitments to defend each other very seriously" (Having trouble suppressing a giggle here!) Check.

Let me see...unwavering commitment to our allies and "partners", taking our Article 5 commitments to defend each other very seriously, then why in the Hell haven't you grown a backbone and done something about the incursions into Crimea, which everyone has apparently already ceded to the Russians, and the continuing invasion of the Ukraine, which you will not call by its proper name?

Didn't we already have a "commitment" to the Ukraine, if not a signatory of NATO?

Let me remind you, Mr. President, since apparently golf clears empties the mind, from wiki:

The Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances is a political agreement signed in Budapest, Hungary on 5 December 1994, providing security assurances by its signatories relating to Ukraine's accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. The Memorandum was originally signed by three nuclear powers, the Russian Federation, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom. China and France gave somewhat weaker individual assurances in separate documents.

The memorandum included security assurances against threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine as well as those of Belarus and Kazakhstan. As a result Ukraine gave up the world's third largest nuclear weapons stockpile between 1994 and 1996, of which Ukraine had physical though not operational control. The use of the weapons was dependent on Russian controlled electronic Permissive Action Links and the Russian command and control system.

So, because it was only a "memorandum" and not a treaty, the "assurances of security" are null and void? What happened to "unwavering commitment"? Partnership"?? Taking our commitments to defend each other very seriously???

And, of course, since it is Barack Obama, it gets worse!

As a newly minted Senator, Barack Obama pushed to disarm the Ukraine of not only its nuclear arsenal, but conventional weapons as well. Why would they need them? They have the US and Great Britain guaranteeing their security and territorial integrity!

Senator Obama pushed bill that helped destroy more than 15,000 TONS of ammunition, 400,000 small arms and 1,000 anti-aircraft missiles in Ukraine

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* Obama traveled to Ukraine with Sen. Dick Lugar in 2005 just seven months after he became a senator, touring surplus weapons stockpiles
* Most of the small arms and ammunition were left over when Soviets withdrew from Eastern bloc nations, and later dumped in Ukraine
* The two senators secured U.S. funding to help destroy the weapons instead of leaving them intact

And now, the man who helped disarm the Ukraine is in no hurry to ship them any arms with which they could defend themselves, after broaching the promise to keep them and their territory secure.

Barack Obama: The gift that keeps on giving.

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.
- Jeff Cooper

Monday, July 16, 2018

Trump Lives in a World Where Socialism Doesn't Work






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Quote du jour

Politics should be limited in scope to war, protection of property, and the occasional precautionary beheading of a member of the ruling class.
-P.J. O'Rourke

Sunday, July 15, 2018

One Man One Vote

A little meme of one of my favorite sayings, without attribution.

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Quote du jour

"I know I'm getting old. My last birthday cake looked like a prairie fire."
-Rodney Dangerfield

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Little Saturday Night Music

Silhouettes - Herman's Hermits

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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
FBI’s Strzok Was Told a Foreign Power Hacked All of Clinton’s Emails and Did... Nothing

Millionaires Flee California After Tax Hike


Videos
President Trump Curbs Obama-Era Child Trafficking with DNA Tests



Culture
HOW ANDREW BREITBART INSPIRED ‘GOSNELL’ MOVIE PROJECT





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

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

Today's Toons 7/4/18, Today's Toons 7/5/18

Today's Toons 7/6/18, Today's Toons 7/9/18

Today's Toons 7/10/18





Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Report: FBI Withheld Strzok-Page Memos/Emails From IG and Congress – Until Now

In The Mailbox: 07.06.18

Larwyn's Linx: The Deep State Finds Its Next Target

In The Mailbox: 07.09.18

Larwyn's Linx: An Important Nunes Interview & 8 Highlighted Points

In The Mailbox: 07.10.18

Larwyn's Linx: The Pendulum Is Swinging the Right Way

In The Mailbox: 07.11.18

Larwyn's Linx: Did US Intelligence Agencies Collude With Clinton To Influence 2016 Election?

Top of the News

Larwyn's Linx: Rep. Louie Gohmert Drops Strzok Hearing’s Bombshell Revelation

In The Mailbox: 07.12.18

Larwyn's Linx: Did FBI get bamboozled by multiple versions of Trump dossier?



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 gunsHot pick, Hot pick, The 90 Miles Mystery Box: Episode #317

American Power- Taylor Swift Bikini, Georgie Clarke, Marisa Papen , Lucy Vixen Bodypainting, Sandra Kubicka, Alexis Ren

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

Daily Mail - Demi Rose

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

Good Monday Morning

EBL - Croatia vs. Russia

Feral Irishman - Mutual Of Irish's Wild Kingdom.... Beached.....(NSFW), Barbara Eden

Friday Night Babe - Tessa Virtue!

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

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 - Got Milk?

Irina Shayk

The Right Way -Friday Babe, Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama

Theo Spark – Because it's Summer

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

babes in Trump Hats

Vintage Babe of the Week – Joan Bennett !

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

Freedom of speech has suffered a setback, primarily at the hands of those who used to claim to be its champions!
-Mike B

Friday, July 13, 2018

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Tonight's FNB* is Tessa Virtue!

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







KiRKWOOD




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Quote du jour

A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it's an undo-it-yourself project.
- Abigail Van Buren

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Joan Bennett !

(*a.k.a. Rule Five)









KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

The framers gave us the Second Amendment not so we could go deer or duck hunting but to give us a modicum of protection against congressional tyranny.
- Walter Williams

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Medal of Honor

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Sergeant Allen James Lynch


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Lynch (then Sp4c.) distinguished himself while serving as a radio telephone operator with Company D. While serving in the forward element on an operation near the village of My An, his unit became heavily engaged with a numerically superior enemy force.
Quickly and accurately assessing the situation, Sgt. Lynch provided his commander with information which subsequently proved essential to the unit's successful actions. Observing 3 wounded comrades Lying exposed to enemy fire, Sgt. Lynch dashed across 50 meters of open ground through a withering hail of enemy fire to administer aid. Reconnoitering a nearby trench for a covered position to protect the wounded from intense hostile fire, he killed 2 enemy soldiers at point blank range. With the trench cleared, he unhesitatingly returned to the fire-swept area 3 times to carry the wounded men to safety.
When his company was forced to withdraw by the superior firepower of the enemy, Sgt. Lynch remained to aid his comrades at the risk of his life rather than abandon them. Alone, he defended his isolated position for 2 hours against the advancing enemy. Using only his rifle and a grenade, he stopped them just short of his trench, killing 5. Again, disregarding his safety in the face of withering hostile fire, he crossed 70 meters of exposed terrain 5 times to carry his wounded comrades to a more secure area. Once he had assured their comfort and safety, Sgt. Lynch located the counterattacking friendly company to assist in directing the attack and evacuating the 3 casualties.
His gallantry at the risk of his life is in the highest traditions of the military service, Sgt. Lynch has reflected great credit on himself, the 12th Cavalry, and the U.S. Army.


Sgt. Lynch: 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.”
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