Thursday, January 18, 2018

Quote du jour

"The only thing that stopped the (stock) market from going up today was the closing bell."
- Charles Payne

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Hawaii: This is Not a Test...

Medal of Honor

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Sergeant Gary B. Beikirch


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Sgt. Beikirch, medical aidman, Detachment B-24, Company B, distinguished himself during the defense of Camp Dak Seang. The allied defenders suffered a number of casualties as a result of an intense, devastating attack launched by the enemy from well-concealed positions surrounding the camp.
Sgt. Beikirch, with complete disregard for his personal safety, moved unhesitatingly through the withering enemy fire to his fallen comrades, applied first aid to their wounds and assisted them to the medical aid station. When informed that a seriously injured American officer was lying in an exposed position, Sgt. Beikirch ran immediately through the hail of fire. Although he was wounded seriously by fragments from an exploding enemy mortar shell, Sgt. Beikirch carried the officer to a medical aid station.
Ignoring his own serious injuries, Sgt. Beikirch left the relative safety of the medical bunker to search for and evacuate other men who had been injured. He was again wounded as he dragged a critically injured Vietnamese soldier to the medical bunker while simultaneously applying mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to sustain his life. Sgt. Beikirch again refused treatment and continued his search for other casualties until he collapsed. Only then did he permit himself to be treated.
Sgt. Beikirch's complete devotion to the welfare of his comrades, at the risk of his life are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the U.S. Army.

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

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are seventy five 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 difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
- Will Rogers

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

(In My Best James Earl Jones) This is CNN!


Dr. Ronny Jackson: "I have been instructed by the president to answer all your questions"

Conspiracy Nut Network (#CNN) reporter Jim Acosta: "Is there anything you're keeping from us?"

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!

Cory Booker: Angry Mime 2020!

Chelsea Manning, The Musical


(with apologies to Joni Mitchell)


Woke up, it was a Chelsea Manning, and the first thing that I heard

Was her campaign run for Senate. This little weasel is absurd.

She was court-martialed for spying, flipped the USA the bird!

Oh, won't you say you'll just go away

Utter not another word!


Woke up, it was a Chelsea Manning, and the first thing that I saw

Was a Tweet she wrote "F*ck the police", and that was the last straw.

She's a Democrat, imagine that!

She's known to break the law.

Don't get me wrong, his junk is all gone

And his tits are made of plastic!


Woke up, it was a Chelsea Manning, and the last thing that we need

is this freak inside the Senate passing laws and smoking weed.

But she's running inside Maryland, that state has gone to seed.

In Baltimore, you all know the score

It's the murders and the greed!


A primer for those not familiar with the source material:



KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence."
-Martin Luther King

Monday, January 15, 2018

Chelsea Manning for Senate


Because a creepy, trans-gendered traitor is the solution to all our problems!

Classic KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

I Did Not...Have Sex With...

Quote du jour

Let’s state the obvious. Some countries are shitholes. To claim that this is racist is racist. They are not shitholes because of the color of the populace but because of bad ideas, corrupt governance, false religion, and broken culture. Further, most of the problems in these countries are generated at the top.
-Andrew Klaven

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The Gift of the Magi 2014 (or Adventures in ER Land) Revisited

Editor's Note: Not sure why, but I was thinking of this guy in the early hours the other morning. Although it's been over three years now, it reminded of this verse:
Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
- Matthew 25: 40


For anyone not acquainted with O. Henry's short story, "The Gift of the Magi", stop what you are doing and go straight here, and do not come back until you have finished it. You will not regret it. If are you familiar with it, but haven't read it in a long time, same goes for you. This will still be here when you get back.

I had a precious little gift of my own last week: an all expense paid visit to the ER! I was going to write about it last Friday and then the horrific murder of two policeman changed the focus of what I wanted to say. But, the players remain the same: two of Stockton's finest in blue, ER docs, representative of the evil, non government hospital, in white, a homeless man, and a keen observer of the human condition. (Okay, he was kicked out of the ER for loitering and then it was just up to me to take notes.)

It was the first time I'd been to an ER during the week, when things are relatively quiet. Typically, I'd be there on a weekend, like everybody else, because I didn't have access to my regular physician, and, well, it was an emergency. In fact, I had a great deal of déjà vu in driving myself there. Just before I moved to Ohio, I had driven myself to the very same ER, with a rapidly beating heart and pains in my left arm. The pain in my arm, it turned out, was coincidental to all the packing and moving I was doing, but, because that and my first ever bout with A-fib, I got moved to the front of a very long line of folk in the ER that weekend.

This time, there were may be a dozen people there, and a lot of them were friends and families of those actually needing medical treatment, still, there was a lot of "hurry up and wait". I didn't mind, since I was familiar with how the triage system works and my injuries were far from life threatening this time, so I waited. And waited. USW*

After waiting in one place, they invited me to wait in another, this time on a gurney in the hallway. So, I waited a little more. They had some of those portable curtain screens around, but there wasn't much call for them. Then, a couple of Stockton's finest and a couple of docs escorted this guy with no pants to sit on the gurney closest to mine. I tried not to eavesdrop, but by this time I was ready to read soup labels for entertainment.

It was apparently a homeless guy. Straight out of Central Casting, he had long scraggly hair and a long unkempt beard...and no pants. From what I was able to piece together his story, he'd been brought to the hospital four days before with some kind of seizure. His clothing and meager possessions had been stuffed into a plastic bag, per hospital policy. And now, he wanted to leave. Apparently in no uncertain terms he wanted to leave. My guess is, that he raised some kind of ruckus with the nurses, which explained the presence of the two police officers, who did not bring him in but were called because of the nature and volume of his impending departure.

The police officers both drew their night sticks and beat him mercilessly, shouting racial epithets in rhythm with the blows. Of course not. BTW, I haven't mentioned anyone's race or gender here (besides the homeless guy), and won't. It's irrelevant. The police and the doctors both explained that they could not keep him here against his will, but they were concerned for his well being after he leaves the hospital. It was remarked that he was weak, and could hardly walk, had no residence to return to, but he insisted he wanted to go to a "friend's house".

The police were there to ensure the safety of the staff, in case this gentleman went beyond violent outbursts to violent action. There were also there to see to his well being, and convince him, if they could, to stay under the hospital's care until he was better equipped to handle things on his own.

Let me remind you at this point, that the man was homeless. He had no insurance. He had no money to pay, yet here this money grubbing, non-government hospital who might charge you $20 for a pack of Pampers was offering to let this man, who had been with them for four days, without paying a cent, to stay for an indefinite time longer.

No one has to go without health care in America.

But, he'd made up his mind. In a way, I can't blame him. I'd been there for four hours and pretty much had seen everything I wanted to. He'd been there four days. He determined to go, against doctor's recommendation. His bare feet were stuck in running shoes. "Could we give you a pair of socks?" they asked, and someone went off running to fetch him a pair of socks. This was Winter in California. Maybe forty degrees outside. Not bad by comparison to much of the country, but then, most of the country has some place to go home to.

It was around 11:30 AM. "How about lunch? Can we get you something to eat before you go?" Again,one of the orderlies was dispatched to find the man something to eat, that he could take with him.

So now he had fresh, clean dry socks, lunch, courtesy of the hospital and, did I mention he wasn't wearing pants? In California in the winter time, it doesn't snow through much of the state, but it does rain. We'd been having a number of big rainstorms lately, and when he was brought in, he'd been brought in soaking wet. And his pants? Put into the plastic bag in the condition they were brought in. Wet. They hadn't gotten any drier or cleaner in the last four days. So now, he has clean dry socks, a meal and wet pants to go off walking about in 40 to 50 degree weather.

After a brief discussion of the feasibility of laundering his clothes, it was another command decision: "Can we get him a pair of hospital pants?" And again, someone provided him with, shall we say, less than ideal winter wear...thin and hardly fashionable, but clean and dry. They put the partitions around him to give him a little privacy while he dressed.

"Where does your friend live?" The guy was a little vague. I suspect his elevator doesn't go all the way to the top floor, if you know what I mean. The doctor says, "Let me get you a bus pass. Here's two. I don't want you to have to do a lot of walking."

The elderly gentleman thanked him and they escorted him as far as the parking lot, clutching his meager possessions, his lunch and sporting a snazzy blue pair of pants. A hard life just got a tiny bit easier, for a while, anyway. Thanks in large part to the kind of hospital that Barack Obama would do away with. Thanks in part to a couple of police officers who wanted to make sure that this individual did not harm himself or anyone else.

The next time some hospital bills you $24 for a box of Kleenex you could have picked up at Costco for a buck, just remember that the excess isn't necessarily going towards the head doctor's next Lexus payment. It helps cover the costs of those who pay nothing at all, like our friend here. The gifts of the Magi were clean socks, and a lunch and some crummy blue pants, given in the Spirit of Christmas.

Merry Christmas to all!

Oh, and me? Hurt my arm. Tore something. Very painful, but nothing I can't handle. Will be typing with one hand for the foreseeable future. Thanks for asking! (You know you were!)





* USW: "Um So Weiter", German for "et cetera". See? You didn't think you were going to learn anything today!


Originally published 12/24/14

KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Once a woman passes a certain point in intelligence it is almost impossible to get a husband: she simply cannot go on listening to men without snickering."
— H. L. Mencken

Saturday, January 13, 2018

A Little Saturday Night Music

Marty Robbins - A White Sport Coat And A Pink Carnation

Comes in All Colors

Ignorance.
Incompetence.
Hypocrisy.
Prejudice.
Lying slanders.
And demagoguery... come in all colors.

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
Insolvent New Mexico Obamacare Co-op Boasted Six-Figure Salaries - Pay youself $450,000/yr to drive healthcare for poor families into bankruptcy

Nearly 40 Percent of Sex Offenders in Oregon Prisons Are Illegal Aliens

MINNEAPOLIS POLICE CONTINUE TO COVER-UP SOMALI MIGRANT CRIME WAVE

What We Get For the Hundreds of Millions We Give To Terrorists

Court: Trump pick Mick Mulvaney can remain as Acting Director of CFPB





Videos
LA Speed Check – a classic





Culture
Mike Rowe Vs Woman Who Wants Him Fired For Being ‘Ultra-Right Wing Conservative’






Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

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

Today's Toons 1/3/18, Today's Toons 1/4/18

Voter ID Prevents Vote Fraud

Today's Toons 1/5/18, Today's Toons 1/8/18





Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: The Walls Close In Around DOJ and FBI “Small Group” Participants

In The Mailbox: 01.08.18

Larwyn's Linx: Hellzapoppin: FBI, DOJ, and Clinton Share the Hot Seat

In The Mailbox: 01.10.18

Larwyn's Linx: Upcoming OIG Report Likely To Trigger New Special Counsel; Clinton in Crosshairs

In The Mailbox: 01.11.18


Larwyn's Linx: Treat ‘Mental Health’ Talk Against Trump Like The Coup Attempt It Is

Top of the News

Larwyn's Linx: The Biggest Scandal in American History is Unfolding

In The Mailbox: 01.12.18

Larwyn's Linx: How Obama and Clinton used a dossier they knew was full of lies to spy on Trump

Larwyn's Linx: The DOJ and FBI Worked With Fusion GPS on “Operation 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 -  girls with guns, girls with guns, girls with guns, girls with guns, Blogs With Rule 5 Links, Girls with guns

American Power- Madeline Anello-KitzmillerSamantha Hoopes, Devin Brugman Workout, Toni Garrn on the Beach, Sensational Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Handcuffed Lucy Pinder!

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

Daily Mail - Blanca Blanco , Lottie Moss

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes: Sunday Babe Something in Red?, Monday Babe, Tuesday Babe, Wednesday Babe, Thursday Babe, Friday Babe

Thelma Todd

Good Monday Morning

EBL - Loraine Elliott

Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale, Seeing Red

Friday Night Babe - Jacqueline Obradors!

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..., If all you see..., If all you see...

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising - Absolut Lemon Drop

Lauren Cohan

The Right Way -Friday Babe

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Karen Jensen

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba - Tuesday


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

Racist? Why do racist liberals always jump to the conclusion that if a country were a "sh*thole" country that it is a result of their race and not their government, corrupt leaders or culture?
-Mike B

Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Jacqueline Obradors!

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









Obama's Subliminal Tower of Babel?


You'll notice in the upper left quadrant of the proposed Obama Tower of Babel Crackhouse and Home for Wayward Sociopaths, er, Presidential Library, there appears to be  a series of truncated or inverted letters...perhaps a disguised quote or subliminal message. It could be some sort of jumbled message, random words and letters... incoherent at first blush, and therefore emblematic of most of Obama's speeches!

Perhaps the architect will enlighten us?

Ebeneezer Pelosi

KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

It never ceases to amaze how many people genuinely seem to believe that the only thing standing between the human race and extinction is a federal agency created by Richard Nixon in 1970.

-Doug Powers

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Karen Jensen!

(*a.k.a. Rule Five)









KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”
- Noel Coward

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Medal of Honor

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Lieutenant Harvey C. Barnum, Jr.


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. When the company was suddenly pinned down by a hail of extremely accurate enemy fire and was quickly separated from the remainder of the battalion by over 500 meters of open and fire-swept ground, and casualties mounted rapidly. Lt. Barnum quickly made a hazardous reconnaissance of the area, seeking targets for his artillery.
Finding the rifle company commander mortally wounded and the radio operator killed, he, with complete disregard for his safety, gave aid to the dying commander, then removed the radio from the dead operator and strapped it to himself. He immediately assumed command of the rifle company, and moving at once into the midst of the heavy fire, rallying and giving encouragement to all units, reorganized them to replace the loss of key personnel and led their attack on enemy positions from which deadly fire continued to come. His sound and swift decisions and his obvious calm served to stabilize the badly decimated units and his gallant example as he stood exposed repeatedly to point out targets served as an inspiration to all.
Provided with 2 armed helicopters, he moved fearlessly through enemy fire to control the air attack against the firmly entrenched enemy while skillfully directing 1 platoon in a successful counterattack on the key enemy positions. Having thus cleared a small area, he requested and directed the landing of 2 transport helicopters for the evacuation of the dead and wounded. He then assisted in the mopping up and final seizure of the battalion's objective.
His gallant initiative and heroic conduct reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the U.S. Naval Service.

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

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are seventy five 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.”

Al Franken: The Early Years


KiRKWOOD


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

(Caspar) Weinberger, as you recall, was Reagan’s first defense secretary. In congressional testimony, I believe, he pointed out a curious fact about the border between West and East: All the soldiers were facing the same way — east. The NATO soldiers were facing east to defend against the Warsaw Pact; the Warsaw Pact soldiers were facing east to prevent people from escaping. They had no fear of NATO. They were simply keeping the inmates in.
-Jay Nordlinger

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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!

Et tu, Oprah?

KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience."
— Samuel Johnson

Monday, January 8, 2018

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Classic KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“An atheist is a man who watches a Notre Dame-Southern Methodist University game and doesn't care who wins.”
― Dwight D. Eisenhower

Saturday, January 6, 2018

A Little Saturday Night Music

Ed Ames - Try To Remember



And Jerry Orbach

The "Gorilla Channel" is Real! I've Seen it!

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

‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do’ starring Elizabeth Warren -Follow the Wampum!

PHOTOS=> Bernie Sanders Vows to Spread the Progressive Vision to Every Corner of the Land in 2018

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Read What The NY Times Said About The Clinton FND Uranium One Deal In 2015




Videos
What Liberals Get Wrong About Disaster Relief -John Stossel




Culture
Florida Woman attacks neighbor over American flag in yard -Whatever happened to "Coexist"?

Veteran who served three tours in Iraq is prevented from flying his American and Marine Corps flags in front of his OWN home - in Texas

Jail Huma Abedin And Hillary Clinton Not Kristian Saucier





Technology
NASA's Record-Breaking "Sci-Fi" Ion Engine -- "On the Horizon: Manned Missions to Mars In Weeks"




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Today's Toons 12/27/17, Today's Toons 12/28/17

Trapshooting With The Best Press Secretary That Ever Was

Today's Toons 12/29/17 Today's Toons 1/1/18

Baby New Year Will Be Taking Over Soon...

Today's Toons 1/2/18





Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: DOJ, Mueller Cover-Up: Biases Have Compromised Clinton and Collusion Cases

In The Mailbox: 01.02.18

Larwyn's Linx: DOJ and FBI Desperation: NY Times Attempts “Trump Operation” Justification

In The Mailbox: 01.03.18

Larwyn's Linx: The Russian Collusion Narrative Was, As FBI's Strzok Explained: “An Insurance Policy”

In The Mailbox: 01.04.18

Larwyn's Linx: The Stunning Truth Proving The FBI and DOJ Corruption Will Come Out

In The Mailbox: 01.05.18

Larwyn's Linx: Fusion GPS Running Scared

Top of the News

Larwyn's Linx: The Context of Devin Nunes Requests: Obama’s 2016 DOJ/FBI Spying Operation

Larwyn's Linx: Now We Know: FBI Ignored Lawbreaking To Exonerate Hillary Clinton




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- Izabel Goulart, Gal Gadot, Jessica Biel, Sara Jean Underwood

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

Daily Mail - Alessandra Ambrosio

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes: Saturday Babe, Sunday Babes fight cold snap with bikinis, New Years Babe, Tuesday Babe, Wednesday Babe

Good Monday Morning

EBL - National Bacon Day, Camera Obscura: New Years Resolution with bonus Zooey Deschanel and Ella Fitzgerald

Feral Irishman - Sophia Loren, Thursdeyes

Friday Night Babe - Lori Loughlin

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..., If all you see...


Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising - Looks good on a Harley!

Water, Water Everywhere

The Right Way -Friday Babe


The Other McCain- Rule Five Monday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Dolores Reed

Courtney Rachel Culkin

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba - Buenas, Buenas, Buenas, Flexibility is critical


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

Stonehenge was a practical joke that got out of hand. Local frat boys, not having a college or a frat or a Volkswagen to carry to the top of the administration building, stacked a lot of large stones in a circle and then claimed it was left there by a UFO.
This is said to be the origin of the term "permanent record".
-Mike B
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