Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Medal of Honor

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Master Chief Petty Officer Britt Slabinski


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while assigned to a Joint Task Force in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. In the early morning of 4 March 2002, Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Slabinski led a reconnaissance team to its assigned area atop a 10,000-foot snow-covered mountain. Their insertion helicopter was suddenly riddled with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire from previously undetected enemy positions. The crippled helicopter lurched violently and ejected one teammate onto the mountain before the pilots were forced to crash land in the valley far below.

Senior Chief Slabinski boldly rallied his five remaining team members and marshalled supporting assets for an assault to rescue their stranded teammate. During reinsertion the team came under fire from three directions, and one teammate started moving uphill toward an enemy strongpoint. Without regard for his own safety, Senior Chief Slabinski charged directly toward enemy fire to join his teammate. Together, they fearlessly assaulted and cleared the first bunker they encountered. The enemy then unleashed a hail of machine gun fire from a second hardened position only twenty meters away. Senior Chief Slabinski repeatedly exposed himself to deadly fire to personally engage the second enemy bunker and orient his team’s fires in the furious, close-quarters firefight. Proximity made air support impossible, and after several teammates became casualties, the situation became untenable.

Senior Chief Slabinski maneuvered his team to a more defensible position, directed air strikes in very close proximity to his team’s position, and requested reinforcements. As daylight approached, accurate enemy mortar fire forced the team further down the sheer mountainside. Senior Chief Slabinski carried a seriously wounded teammate through deep snow and led a difficult trek across precipitous terrain while calling in fire on the enemy, which was engaging the team from the surrounding ridges. Throughout the next 14 hours, Senior Chief Slabinski stabilized the casualties and continued the fight against the enemy until the hill was secured and his team was extracted.

By his undaunted courage, bold initiative, leadership, and devotion to duty, Senior Chief Slabinski reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


Master Chief Slabinski : 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.”


Classic KiRKWOOD




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Quote du jour

These days, if you mock the prevailing fashion in the world of the arts or journalism, you’re called a conservative. Which is just another term for a heretic. I would much rather be called a conservative in that case than its opposite, I assure you.
-Tom Wolfe

Tuesday, May 29, 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!

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.
- Thomas Sowell

Monday, May 28, 2018

Ever Wonder Where Scott Adams Gets His Inspiration?

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Bonus Quote du jour

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
-John 15:13

Quote du jour

“I hold it to be of the simplest truths of war that the thing which enables an infantry soldier to keep going with his weapons is the near presence or the presumed presence of a comrade…He is sustained by his fellows primarily and by his weapons secondarily.”
-S. L. A. Marshall

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Quiptoon du jour




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"I never worry that all hell will break loose. My concern is if part of hell breaks loose. It will be much harder to detect."
— George Carlin

Saturday, May 26, 2018

A Little Saturday Night Music

The Stars and Stripes Forever — US Army Ceremonial Band

Cartoon Cartoon




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Best of the Web*


*…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
Clapper & the Invisible Spies of Happiness

Lights, Camera, Action: Pallywood Is At It Again

Israel Has No Friend in Democrats





Culture
Box Office Poison: Jim Carrey's New Movie Went Straight-to-Video

Reason #65,379 why we need to change Presidential Pensions

France has strict gun laws, so what happened in France recently could NEVER EVER happen in France

Wynton Marsalis speaks about crap culture





Technology
RED is building an 8K 3D camera for its holographic phone

Early Hackers Used Whistles From Cap’n Crunch Cereal Boxes

Robot submarine finds "holy grail of shipwrecks" with up to $17 billion in treasure

NAVY WILL SEND STEALTHY, CARRIER-LAUNCHED F-35C TO WAR IN 2021




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies


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

Today's Toons 5/16/18, Today's Toons 5/17/18

Today's Toons 5/18/18, Today's Toons 5/21/18

Today's Toons 5/22/18





Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: DiGenova to Sessions: 'look you S.O.B., you get a frickin' grand jury right now'

In The Mailbox: 05.21.18

Larwyn's Linx: In Politicized Justice, Desperate Times Call for Disparate Measures

In The Mailbox: 05.22.18

Larwyn's Linx: The FBI Spy in the Trump Campaign and the Mueller Cover-Up Operation

In The Mailbox: 05.23.18

Larwyn's Linx: John Brennan’s Plot to Infiltrate the Trump Campaign

In The Mailbox: 05.24.18

Larwyn's Linx: Tinker, Tailor, Clapper, Carter, Downer, Halper, Spy

In The Mailbox: 05.25.18

Top of the News

Larwyn's Linx: FBI Had No ‘Clear Criminal Predicate’ for Trump Campaign Snoops





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, Hot pick, Hot pick

American Power- Kristin Cavallari ,
Bikini Babe Knocked Out During Car Wash,
Kara Del Toro, Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher

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

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

Good Monday Morning

EBL - Royal Wedding Rule 5, Johanna Yukiko Haneda, Rinko Kikuchi, and Kiki Sukezane, Milana Yayntrub, Alexandra Daddario

Feral Irishman - When Art Takes On This Level Of Realism....

Friday Night Babe - Alison Sudol !

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

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 – Patti Chandler!

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 core belief of liberalism is to spend other people's money. This becomes harder when they are out of power. Fortunately banks will loan them other people's money to tide them over until they can wrest power back again, when they can repay the banks with... other people's money.
-Mike B

Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Alison Sudol !

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










James Clapper's Bitterness Came After the Layoff

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

It is the business of the defender only to repel you with as little damage to himself as possible. If you have a rock, you should not expect him to put down his gun, and throw rocks at you. And if you have a knife, you should not expect him to set aside his gun for a sharp blade. This is not a duel of honor, but an exchange of force intended to result in injury or death. His business is not to mete out an equivalent level and method of force to yours, but to dispatch you as quickly as possible. Prior to your attack on him, his concern was for your safety. After your attack on him, his concern is only for his own.
-Daniel Greenfield

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Patti Chandler!

(*a.k.a. Rule Five)







Quiptoon du jour




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.
- Patrick Henry

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Medal of Honor

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Lieutenant Commander Thomas G. Kelley


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty in the afternoon while serving as commander of River Assault Division 152 during combat operations against enemy aggressor forces. Lt. Comdr. (then Lt.) Kelley was in charge of a column of 8 river assault craft which were extracting 1 company of U.S. Army infantry troops on the east bank of the Ong Muong Canal in Kien Hoa province, when 1 of the armored troop carriers reported a mechanical failure of a loading ramp. At approximately the same time, Viet Cong forces opened fire from the opposite bank of the canal. 
After issuing orders for the crippled troop carrier to raise its ramp manually, and for the remaining boats to form a protective cordon around the disabled craft, Lt. Comdr. Kelley realizing the extreme danger to his column and its inability to clear the ambush site until the crippled unit was repaired, boldly maneuvered the monitor in which he was embarked to the exposed side of the protective cordon in direct line with the enemy's fire, and ordered the monitor to commence firing. Suddenly, an enemy rocket scored a direct hit on the coxswain's flat, the shell penetrating the thick armor plate, and the explosion spraying shrapnel in all directions. 
Sustaining serious head wounds from the blast, which hurled him to the deck of the monitor, Lt. Cmdr. Kelley disregarded his severe injuries and attempted to continue directing the other boats. Although unable to move from the deck or to speak clearly into the radio, he succeeded in relaying his commands through 1 of his men until the enemy attack was silenced and the boats were able to move to an area of safety. 
Lt. Comdr. Kelley's brilliant leadership, bold initiative, and resolute determination served to inspire his men and provide the impetus needed to carry out the mission after he was medically evacuated by helicopter. His extraordinary courage under fire, and his selfless devotion to duty sustain and enhance the finest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service.


Lt. Commander Kelley: 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.”

Clint Walker, R.I.P.


I just heard that Clint Walker passed away. He was a large part of my childhood, looking forward to the adventures of Cheyenne Body Bodie.

Walker's daughter Valerie Walker tells The Associated Press that her father died Monday of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Grass Valley, California at age 91.

I'll share one little anecdote that you probably won't see anywhere else. I was watching the old Tonight show, with Pat Boone guest hosting for Johnny Carson. One of his guests was Clint Walker. Pat brought up the fact that Clint had been in a near fatal skiing accident, where he was impaled with a ski pole. Pat, an avid evangelical, was pressing Clint to tell the audience of some near death experience, a bright light or some such, and Clint, looking somewhat uncomfortable with the line of questioning, responded with stone faced, monosyllabic answers, mostly "no". Pat, not receiving the kind of response he had hoped for finally moved on.

Whether his experience was just too highly personal to share on national television, or founded on a different theology or cosmology, Clint wasn't going to play Pat's game. He was a giant of a man...6'6" with a 48" chest. He cast a very large shadow. Gone at 91. RIP, Clint.

KiRKWOOD




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Quote du jour

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
- Robert Frost

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

This! Is CNN!!


Welcome to visitors from Doug Ross.

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!

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

Early in the Obama presidency, National Review’s Jim Geraghty observed that all of Barack Obama’s promises come with an expiration date. By that, Geraghty meant that Obama tended to have strongly held convictions, up until the moment they became politically inconvenient. It turns out that President Obama’s few accomplishments are just as ephemeral.
-N H Union Leader editorial

Monday, May 21, 2018

Classic KiRKWOOD




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Quote du jour

I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.
― Abraham Lincoln
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