Saturday, March 31, 2018

A Little Saturday Night Music

"Some Trust in Chariots" - Rod McKuen

First World Problems

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
Gangs reap guns from trains in violent Chicago neighborhoods -unbelievable! What new gun law will prevent this?

Chicago homicide rate in 2016, rose from 480 to 754 in a single year -Thanks, ACLU!


Videos
Ben Shapiro Interviews Ted Cruz



Culture

The ‘Controversial’ Kevin Williamson

A Simple Lesson on the 2nd Amendment for Foolish Leftist and Ignorant Millennials

Who Is Murdering Whom?



Technology
A Submachine Gun Primer, 2018



Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, First World Problems

Today's Toons 3/21/18, Today's Toons 3/22/18

Cartoon Round Up

Today's Toons 3/23/18, Today's Toons 3/26/18

In 1776, the British demanded that we surrender our weapons...

Today's Toons 3/27/18

Leader Of The Pack






Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Omnibus: Trump's tweets make so much more sense in hindsight

In The Mailbox: 03.26.18

Larwyn's Linx: Mueller's FBI used Pulse Nightclub shooter's father as source despite terror warnings

In The Mailbox: 03.27.18

Larwyn's Linx: FBI doubles staff to respond to alleged FISA and Clinton email abuse probes

In The Mailbox: 03.28.18

Larwyn's Linx: Partisanship and John Brennan’s Plot

In The Mailbox: 03.29.18

Larwyn's Linx: AG Sessions Reveals Name of “Outside DC” DOJ Prosecutor Assigned to DOJ IG

In The Mailbox: 03.30.18

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, Hot pick
Blogs With Rule 5 Links, Morning Mistress

American Power- Fran Parman, Georgia Gibbs, Gayana Bagdasaryan, Lindsey Pelas

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

Daily Mail - Camille Kostek and Haley Kalil

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

Good Monday Morning

EBL - Spring Cleaning, Flipping Over Spring Break

Was Arianna Huffington part of a tantric sex cult (back in the day)?

Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale

Friday Night Babe - Danica McKellar

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 -Victoria's Secret

The Right Way -Friday Babe, Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama


The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Denise Darcel

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

The NFL is going to recapture the red blooded American male demographic they lost by adding male cheerleaders? Yeah. Right. And to attract more Jewish and Muslim fans…free pork chops!
-Mike B

Friday, March 30, 2018

But Will He Make the Trains Run On Time?

Risk Assessment and the Modern Liberal


Risk assessment is in the news. Most of it phony. Let me give you an example: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, opened in 1990. In the last 28 years, approximately 84,000 students have passed through its halls. Fourteen didn't make it. For all you statisticians out there, that's .0001666 of the entire student body. If you averaged in all of the rest of the schools in Miami-Dade, Florida or the entire South, that number would decrease. If you averaged in every school in the United States, Columbine and Sandy Hook included, the numbers would still go down. Way down.

Now before you decry me as being cold and heartless, let me say that I deplore each and every one of those shootings. Any reasonable thing that can be done to prevent such incidents in the future should be implemented. (And by "reasonable" I intend to remain the final arbiter on that. Wrapping every student in bubble wrap and only feeding them through a tube is too extreme. Unless I can buy a lot of stock in bubble wrap companies.)

Where was I? Oh, yes. Risk factors. I have noticed that a number of students (perhaps prompted) have publicly stated and carried signs that stated that they "No longer feel safe in their schools". I find that hard to believe, unless some adult was telling them that this was the case. Have seventeen people ever died in a school bus crash? Have you ever heard a child say, "I no longer feel safe in a school bus"? Fifty thousand people die in car crashes every year. When was the last time you heard a child say, "I no longer feel safe in an automobile"? I'm not sure what the statistics are for lightning strikes or falling space debris, but have you heard cries of "I no longer feel safe going outside"?

Whoever is promoting this fearmongering among children should cut it out. Now. Teens are in far more danger of being killed texting while driving, but even though it is illegal, it is a greater threat. Will children boycott getting drivers licenses out of fear, overhyped or not? I don't think so.

Liberals need the emotional tug on the heartstrings of little children quaking in their shoes, fearful of their lives if they return to their classrooms. Thus, it is being artificially induced and I wish they would cut it out. You'll have to excuse me now. I have to buy some "falling space debris insurance".

It's a thing!

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Danica McKellar !
(*a.k.a. Rule Five Friday)

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"One of the bittersweet things about growing old is realizing how mistaken you were when you were young. As a young political leftist, I saw the left as the voice of the common man. Nothing could be further from the truth."
-Thomas Sowell

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Denise Darcel!

(*a.k.a. Rule Five)






KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

National Geographic reported that archaeologists discovered a huge cache of fossils from the Ice Age underneath a parking garage in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles. The discovery includes four wooly mammoths. It could very well be the scientists stumbled onto the set of The View.
-Argus Hamilton

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Medal of Honor

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Captain Robert F. Foley


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. Capt. Foley's company was ordered to extricate another company of the battalion. Moving through the dense jungle to aid the besieged unit, Company A encountered a strong enemy force occupying well concealed, defensive positions, and the company's leading element quickly sustained several casualties. 
Capt. Foley immediately ran forward to the scene of the most intense action to direct the company's efforts. Deploying 1 platoon on the flank, he led the other 2 platoons in an attack on the enemy in the face of intense fire. During this action both radio operators accompanying him were wounded. At grave risk to himself he defied the enemy's murderous fire, and helped the wounded operators to a position where they could receive medical care. As he moved forward again 1 of his machinegun crews was wounded. Seizing the weapon, he charged forward firing the machinegun, shouting orders and rallying his men, thus maintaining the momentum of the attack. 
Under increasingly heavy enemy fire he ordered his assistant to take cover and, alone, Capt. Foley continued to advance firing the machinegun until the wounded had been evacuated and the attack in this area could be resumed. When movement on the other flank was halted by the enemy's fanatical defense, Capt. Foley moved to personally direct this critical phase of the battle. Leading the renewed effort he was blown off his feet and wounded by an enemy grenade. Despite his painful wounds he refused medical aid and persevered in the forefront of the attack on the enemy redoubt. He led the assault on several enemy gun emplacements and, single-handedly, destroyed 3 such positions. 
His outstanding personal leadership under intense enemy fire during the fierce battle which lasted for several hours, inspired his men to heroic efforts and was instrumental in the ultimate success of the operation. Capt. Foley's magnificent courage, selfless concern for his men and professional skill reflect the utmost credit upon himself and the U.S. Army.


Captain Foley: 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.”

Happy 10th Blogiversary, Proof Positive!


As the swallows return to Capistrano, and Capistranians return to swallow, so comes the tenth blogiversary of Proof Positive. By the numbers: This time last year, over 11,600 posts, 1.6 Million hits* and over 4.1 Million page views from 220 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 13,000 posts, 1.6 Million hits* and 5 Million+ page views from 222** countries.


This is not a solo effort. On Team Proof we find artist and cartoonist extraordinaire John Cox . His cartoons enhance our pages and entertain us daily. You'll sometimes see his talents applied to the weekly banners as well.

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 ten years. Most days are more fun than work. sometimes wonder just how much fun a man can stand! I have been joined here 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, Gab , Kelly's Bar on Main from 10 to 2 AM.
-I'm kidding about Kelly's bar! (I often get there before ten!)

(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! This year was no exception.

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"It is a popular delusion that the government wastes vast amounts of money through inefficiency and sloth. Enormous effort and elaborate planning are required to waste this much money."
— P. J. O'Rourke

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

I'm All For "Common Sense" Gun Control


...now if someone could just codify "common sense"!

People are very loosely and very passionate crying that we must pass "common sense" gun laws. They want them now! Anything less and you have "blood on your hands". Fine. Let's start with the aspect that has absolutely nothing with caliber, barrel length, barrel shrouds, pistol grips or bayonet mounts. Let's talk about...age.

The state of Florida recently raised the age of buying certain long guns to twenty-one, from eighteen. What does this mean? I remember back in the sixties when you could be drafted into the army at age eighteen, but couldn't vote until you were twenty-one. How is that "common sense"? So the voting age was lowered to eighteen. Common sense, right?

Maybe it's time to have a discussion on when someone becomes an adult? We want responsible adults voting, owning firearms, drinking responsibly, defending our country...shouldn't all those ages be the same? Obamacare in its infinite wisdom, allows children as old as twenty-three to stay on their parent's policy. Are twenty-three year olds not responsible adults?

What about the age for sexual consent? If the age at which someone becomes responsible enough to drink, vote and own a gun, wouldn't "common sense" say that that's the age when a child can both sign contracts and consent to sexual relations? You have to be eighteen to legally sign a binding contract. In the Netherlands and Great Britain, statutory rape takes place before twelve and thirteen respectively, but there are special circumstances for children above that age but under sixteen.

In the US, it varies by state between sixteen and eighteen. Should we raise that to twenty-one? Twenty-three? How is a sixteen year old mature enough to make possibly life changing decisions regarding their sexuality and procreation, but too immature to own certain types of firearms?

Michael Moore, who never met a doughnut he didn't like, recently came out in favor of lowering the voting age to sixteen. Really? Where's the "common sense" in that? You can get pregnant and start a family at sixteen, but you can't sign a contract to buy your own car or rent your own apartment, and even if you did, you couldn't have a gun in your house to protect your family, because it's against the law!

Winston Churchill is credited with saying, "If a man is not a liberal when he is eighteen, he has no heart. If he's not a conservative when he's thirty, he has no brain." Young people, with less experience in the real world, tend to be more liberal. They haven't yet discovered that the world is not the way they wish it was. A younger voting demographic would benefit the more liberal party, the Democrats. Certainly that would make filmmaker Moore happy as a pig in slop, to have a slew of new, idealistic voters, easily persuaded to embrace liberal tenets. But is that "common sense"?

There you have it, fellow babies, as Johnny Fever might say. What is the "common sense" age when a person becomes mature enough to have sex, drive a car, sign a mortgage, drink, vote or own a firearm? Is it "common sense" to expect them all to be the same? Shall we follow the example of Obamacare and require children to be twenty-three before engaging in these activities? We didn't even get into what age constitutes adulthood when a person is tried in a court of law. Some criminals are tried as adults when they are seventeen, if the crime is particularly heinous. Is there a "one size fits all" age for all of these activities? If not, how is this "common sense"? If so, are you sure that it's common sense?

Keeping firearms out of the hands of the immature, mentally ill and criminals is a goal everyone can endorse. So, let's set the age of maturity for all these events. Pick an age. Show your work. Gain a consensus in the electorate and we're home free!

Good luck with that!

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!

Just Sayin'

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"I am a man of fixed and unbending principles. And one of my principles is flexibility!"

-Everett Dirksen

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Why Doesn't David Hogg Like His New Backpack?

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"How to live to 120 yrs old?
First, you live to 119; then you be very, very, very careful :-)
I think hiking in the High Sierras annually for 2-4 wks for 55 years living off Golden Trout helped."
-Gen. Chuck Yeager

Saturday, March 24, 2018

A Little Saturday Night Music

The Persuasions -"Up on the Roof" (a capella)


Song starts at 1:46

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

Maryland school resource officer has stared a gun in the face to save lives before

Doug Jones Calls for Gun Control, Attacks NRA in First Senate Floor Speech

Another fatal FBI fumble in Florida



Videos
The horrifying moment bridge collapsed in Florida is caught on camera

Parkland’s David Hogg Debuts Slick Ad: Politicians, Don’t Be NRA’s “B***CH”

Why progressives are so resistant to hearing facts




Culture
Disney: Woke Is In, ‘Wrinkle’s’ Christianity? Not So Much

Hillary Should Just Admit She Hates Half of America

California Democrat Is Unemployed





Technology
Japan Has Created Black Mirror-Inspired Bee Drones

The Navy will pick its first-ever carrier-launched drone later this year

10 Gun Tips You Need To Know About Flying With Guns

The US is stocking up on a small, deadly new missile

Tesla Model X Catches Fire After Crashing on U.S. Hwy. 101



Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Today's Toons 3/14/18, Today's Toons 3/15/18

Don't forget Maryland

Breakin' up the family?

Sowell On Leftist Ignorance...

Anime girls with guns

Today's Toons 3/16/18, Today's Toons 3/19/18

These Will Make You Groan

Today's Toons 3/20/18






Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: The Real Collusion Story

In The Mailbox: 03.19.18

Larwyn's Linx: Unhinged John Brennan and Dirty Samantha Power React To McCabe Firing

In The Mailbox: 03.20.18

Larwyn's Linx: McCabe Firing Shows Evidence of IG and Outside Prosecutor Working Together

In The Mailbox: 03.21.18

Larwyn's Linx: Robert Mueller’s Beltway Cover-Up


In The Mailbox: 03.22.18

Larwyn's Linx: It's time for Mueller to produce evidence of wrongdoing by Trump or drop it

Top of the News

Larwyn's Linx: FBI's Andrew McCabe Coordinated Investigations of Incoming Trump Officials

In The Mailbox: 03.23.18

Larwyn's Linx: McCabe’s Bogus Probe of Sessions Confirms Obama FBI/DOJ Weaponization





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, Hot pick, Morning mistress

American Power- Vita Sidorkina String 'Butterfly' Swimsuit, Rita Ora, JoJo Levesque, Ana Braga, Dara Kristen Hayes Bikini, Lottie Moss, Sara Jean Underwood, Clara Botte

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

Daily Mail - Elle Macpherson

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

Good Monday Morning

EBL - St. Joseph Day Eve, St. Joseph Day Italian and Sicilian Beauties, The Beaches, Smooth, Haley Clauson

Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale, Frideyes

Friday Night Babe - Christina Ochoa!

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..., If all you see...

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising

The Right Way -Friday Babe, Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama

Breaking News! Stormy Daniels is...

Theo Spark – Georgia Gibbs

Anne Hathaway

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Etchika Choureau!

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

Antifa™: Fascism rebranded for Millennials.
-Mike B

Friday, March 23, 2018

Time Magazine's Response to Painful Prepubescent Pap

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Christina Ochoa!

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








14:59...and 15:00!

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"You don’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women getting jobs, you don’t want to see that Indian American succeeding more than you are..."
-Hillary Clinton, in India


Projection or delusion?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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