Tuesday, October 16, 2018

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Megan McCain, Obama and Bush were apparently all unaware of the paradox of calling for greater tolerance and civility while using a funeral occasion to score political uncivil points."
-Victor Davis Hanson

Monday, October 15, 2018

The Poetry Corner

There once was a Lizzie named Warren
To her, DNA was quite foreign.
For all of her action
They gave her a fraction,
Which only proved she was a moreign.

The Gosnell Premiere


As I may have mentioned, I attended the Hollywood premier of Gosnell down in Beverly Hills last Tuesday. I Tweeted a couple pictures of the theater and some of the folks in attendance. So, I thought I'd provide a little more detail on the event.

I wasn't sure what to expect, so I did something I haven't done in years. I put on a suit and tie! Although many in attendance was dressed to the nines, there were also some folks that looked like they would have been right at home in any casual setting. It wasn't a gathering of Hollywood elites so much as a gathering of the people who put up a little hard earned cash to get this movie made. I was in good company.

Michelle Malkin was there making introductions. Director Nick Search made a few remarks before the movie. Afterwards, there was a Q & A, featuring Michelle Malkin, the two authors the book the screenplay was based on, and the real Detective "Woody" Woods. In the closing credits, there were crime scene photos that looked remarkably like what was portrayed in the film. Accuracy was a high priority. In the credits, Woody's face is pixelated, saying he was still undercover with the Philadelphia police, so I did not take any pictures of the Q & A panel.

One fact that came out in that discussion was that there was a small discrepancy in the film. In the scene where Janine Turner plays abortionist Dr. North, says she had performed "over 30,000 abortions". In fact, it was over 40,000, which technically is "over", but quite a bit over.

There are a few snaps below from the trip. The shot of Nick Searcy in the lobby talking to folks was mere seconds after I shook his hand, so he's still basking in the afterglow.

I saw the movie again Sunday night, picking up a few things I missed in the first viewing. The line about Gosnell's cat catching "one hundred mice" in the clinic is not exactly the thing to brag about. "Oh, yeah! The rodent infestation in this medical facility is managed by one fine cat!"

The second viewing also brought tears to my eyes. In some cases it was worse, because I knew what was coming next. I appreciated the second viewing every bit as much if not more than the first. Again, I say, "Go see it." You will not regret it.







Under the Bus (With Apologies to The Little Mermaid)

The politics could be nicer
For some it could be just great
Your problem dear Christine Ford now
You can't keep your stories straight
Your witnesses they saw nothing
they could not corroborate
Your friends left you hanging Christine
Please move to another state.


Under the bus
Under the bus
Christine it's better
Still take your sweater
Watch out for the rust!

You had a life, some self respect
Your name is mud, they're giving you heck
Enjoy your stay now,
making your way now
Under the bus

Under the bus
Under the bus
You hated POTUS
Kavanaugh's SCOTUS
Hurray for us!

Senator Feinstein leaked your name
You got your 15 minutes of fame
Some call you "survivor"
Most call you "liar"
Most of your friends
are saying good bye, er
Just kiss the pavement
Go Fund Me payment
Under the bus.

Some people believe you
Still they did leave you
Your 'fear of flying'
sounded like lying
Please take the money
run with it honey
Under the bus.





KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"If you're old and you lose, they say you're outmoded. If you're young and you lose, they say you're green. So don't lose."
-Terry Brennan

Sunday, October 14, 2018

A Little Sunday Night Music

Be Still My Soul - A cappella - Eclipse 6

Quiptoon du jour

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."
- Eddie DeBartolo, at a memorial for Niners legend Dwight Clark

Saturday, October 13, 2018

A Little Saturday Night Music

Goodbye Columbus - The Association


(Yeah, I know I did this on Columbus Day, too. It's still Columbus week! )

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
Joe Manchin's yacht may be investigated -C'mon! Who in West Virginia DOESN'T live on a yacht?

Former Texas Border County Employee Accused of Mail Ballot Voter Fraud

Midterms Matter: In Utah's 4th District, please support Mia Love




Culture
Gosnell - A Movie Review

Awww…





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Sunday Funnies For 10-07-18

Today's Toons 10/3/18, Today's Toons 10/4/18, Today's Toons 10/5/18

Missed Saigon

Today's Toons 10/8/18, Today's Toons 10/9/18

Cartoon Round Up





Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Are the Democrats at Death’s Door?

In The Mailbox: 10.08.18

In The Mailbox: 10.09.18

Larwyn's Linx: When Did the Democratic Party Become Antifa?

In The Mailbox: 10.10.18

Larwyn's Linx: Trump Steadfastness on Kavanaugh Wins Over Some Never-Trump Conservatives

Late Night With In The Mailbox: 10.11.18


Larwyn's Linx: One Ford Narrative Too Many

Late Night With In The Mailbox: 10.12.18

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)

24 Femmes Per Second - ANOUSKA HEMPEL, Pamela Tiffin in Playboy, Jane Asher

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

American Power- Emily DiDonato

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

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

Good Monday Morning

EBL - Jordana Spiro, #NationalFarmersDay Rule 5, Louise Bourgoin

Feral Irishman - Librarians, Saturday Siren

Friday Night Babe - Hannah Lee Fowler!

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - I’m sure she’s taken, men, Good Morning, Luis, And still batsh*t crazy

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 - Calvin Klein

The Right Way -Friday Babe, Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Janet Munro !

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

Americans of my generation will always remember the collapse of the Soviet Union, the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Hillary Clinton at the 9-11 memorial.
-Mike B

Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Tonight's FNB* is Hannah Lee Fowler!

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






Gosnell - A Movie Review


Permit me, if you will, a brief aside before I begin my Gosnell movie review. As you will soon evidence for yourselves, I do not write movie reviews for living. In fact, I haven't written one in a little over a year. I just haven't been that excited about the Hollywood fare, and even if a movie pops up that I'm mildly interested in seeing, if it isn't playing at my local theater, four miles away, I'll wait for it to come out on Blu-Ray. There's another theater in town, newer and nicer, ten miles away, but there can be a hassle with parking so...I just pass.

But a couple nights ago, there was a movie I wanted to see, so I drove down to see it... 347 miles... one way! In the interest of full disclosure, I am one of the film's "angels". I contributed to the IndieGOGO crowd funding that put up the money to have this movie made. As such, I was invited to the Hollywood premiere of the film. It was worth the trip.

The picture starts with a stake out on a drug bust. Someone had been writing 'scrips for prescription drugs like oxycodone, which were being sold on the street. Turns out some of those illegal 'scrips were written out of the office of an abortion doctor, Dr. Kermit Gosnell. A raid of Dr. Gosnell's clinic turned up a number of disturbing things.

The movie is part cop show, part procedural, part courtroom drama. This movie, based on a true story, has "ripped from the headlines" written all over it. Although, in fact, there weren't that many headlines written about it. The movie touches on that. The story of the investigation, the arrest and the prosecution were all tinged by the "third rails" of race and abortion. The agencies charged with keeping abortion clinics safe, clean and hygienic were instructed not to inspect Gosnell's inner city abortion clinic "unless there was a complaint". And even though there were multiple complaints, officials managed to look the other way. During the grand jury hearing, we discover that nail clinics are inspected for cleanliness once a year, but Gosnell's clinic went for seventeen years without an inspection.

When the cops arrived looking for drugs, the conditions were appalling. There was filth and unsanitary conditions. The smells...were unspeakable. We discover through grand jury and court testimony that when the restrooms were full, pregnant women sometimes were forced to urinate in the halls. Which no one cleaned up. They had that in common with the cats that roamed the clinic.

Kermit Gosnell is a peculiar man, almost charming in an old fashioned southern gentleman way. He keeps endangered turtles in his office, which he apparently cared for more than any human life. His manner and affectation was of someone who did nothing wrong, even famously plying the piano as police searched his house.

As I said, the movie is part cop show, part procedural, part courtroom drama. It's a murder mystery that involved an abortionist. This is not an anti-abortion film per se. The only evidence of an anti-abortion position, was on the first day of the trial. Expecting a huge crowd of reporters, the prosecutors rolled up to the front steps of the courthouse, but there were only a half a dozen people on the steps. Two of them were guards or bailiffs, and way off to the side, there were two people setting up a card table, with some pro-life signs around them. Other than this fleeting glimpse, no one is preaching against abortion. It's not a preachy film at all.

Although the crimes were quite horrific, this is not a graphically violent film. It's rated PG-13. It shares a trait with the ancient Greek tragedies, where all of the violence occurred offstage. There are disturbing things described, including a powerfully moving photo taken by one of the clinic's amateur nurses (Gosnell had children as young as fifteen administering anesthesia), which is shown to the jury and the gallery at the trial, but not to the audience. Yet for all the seriousness of the subject, there are some genuinely funny moments in the film from the wit of screenwriter Andrew Klaven, and the deft direction of Nick Searcy.

The story is powerful and moving. Do not be surprised if certain moments move you to tears. Director Searcy, also playing the defense attorney, guides the story along nicely. Dean Cain plays the detective, whose drug raid lead to a murder investigation, who can't understand why there isn't a police report when a healthy woman enters an abortion clinic and ends up dead. Janine Turner, of Northern Exposure fame, portrays a legal abortionist who testifies as to what a clean clinic, with a properly trained staff should be. Ironically, her testimony scored points for both the defense and the prosecution. Sarah Jane Morris plays the pro-choice prosecutor walking the tightrope of prosecuting the abortionist but not attacking abortion. Earl Billings plays the title roll with a charming creepiness about him.

The acting and the production values are first rate. The story is compelling and the biggest question that may be in the mind of everyone leaving the theater is "Why didn't I hear more about this when it was happening?"

I highly recommend this movie. It's a crime that was overlooked, and a prosecution that nearly didn't happen, in a movie that the networks and big studios didn't want to make. While producers are doing reboots of '80s TV shows, Rocky XVII and Fast and Furious 27, here is an original movie, well done, factually based on a real story, with a large portion of the dialogue taken from the trial and grand jury reports, with an important story that needed to be told.

Last I heard, it was opening in 650 screens. Do yourself a favor and see it.









For another great review, see: WHY ‘GOSNELL’ COULD ROCK HOLLYWOOD, ABORTION DEBATE -BY CHRISTIAN TOTO

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quotes du jour

“Stop giving power to people who don't believe in science.”
- Harrison Ford

Science doesn't require belief. Religions do.
-@FilmLadd

Thursday, October 11, 2018

The Krauthammer Ten

There's been talk of replacing Alexander Hamilton on the ten. May I make a modest suggestion?

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Janet Munro !






KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Complete equality isn't compatible with democracy, but it is agreeable to totalitarianism. After all, the only way to ensure the equality of the slothful, the inept and the immoral is to suppress everyone else."
— Iain Benson

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Medal of Honor

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Captain James A. Taylor


Citation:

Capt. Taylor, Armor, was serving as executive officer of Troop B, 1st Squadron. His troop was engaged in an attack on a fortified position west of Que Son when it came under intense enemy recoilless rifle, mortar, and automatic weapons fire from an enemy strong point located immediately to its front. One armored cavalry assault vehicle was hit immediately by recoilless rifle fire and all 5 crewmembers were wounded.

Aware that the stricken vehicle was in grave danger of exploding, Capt. Taylor rushed forward and personally extracted the wounded to safety despite the hail of enemy fire and exploding ammunition. Within minutes a second armored cavalry assault vehicle was hit by multiple recoilless rifle rounds. Despite the continuing intense enemy fire, Capt. Taylor moved forward on foot to rescue the wounded men from the burning vehicle and personally removed all the crewmen to the safety of a nearby dike. Moments later the vehicle exploded. As he was returning to his vehicle, a bursting mortar round painfully wounded Capt. Taylor, yet he valiantly returned to his vehicle to relocate the medical evacuation landing zone to an area closer to the front lines. As he was moving his vehicle, it came under machinegun fire from an enemy position not 50 yards away. Capt. Taylor engaged the position with his machinegun, killing the 3-man crew.

Upon arrival at the new evacuation site, still another vehicle was struck. Once again Capt. Taylor rushed forward and pulled the wounded from the vehicle, loaded them aboard his vehicle, and returned them safely to the evacuation site. His actions of unsurpassed valor were a source of inspiration to his entire troop, contributed significantly to the success of the overall assault on the enemy position, and were directly responsible for saving the lives of a number of his fellow soldiers. His actions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military profession and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.


Capt. Taylor: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are seventy seven 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



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"We hear overmuch about "self-esteem" as a goal in elementary education. The older term "self-respect" seems more to the point. The difference is that self-respect must be earned by conscientious endeavor, but self-esteem seems to be offered simply to any child who is alive and breathing. Teaching a young person that he is excellent simply because he is there is not the route to producing good citizens."
-Jeff Cooper

Tuesday, October 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!

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"The more I study the history of intellectuals, the more they seem like a wrecking crew, dismantling civilization bit by bit — replacing what works with what sounds good."
-Thomas Sowell

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker.”
― C.S. Lewis

Saturday, October 6, 2018

A Little Saturday Night Music

Persuasions - Buffalo Soldier (Live)

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


Never Negotiate With Sociopaths: Liars, Democrats and the #Kavanaugh Smear

Democrat Ted Lieu Won’t Debate Republican Opponent

She Is Not Even a Good Liar




Culture
The Politics of Personal Destruction Redux




Technology
The era of hypersonic flight-five times the speed of sound

Army might have found its new rifle in Colorado Springs garage







Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

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

Today's Toons 9/26/18, Today's Toons 9/27/18, Today's Toons 9/28/18

Rebranding

Today's Toons 10/1/18, Today's Toons 10/2/18

Moving the Goalposts






Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Democrats --- Still the Party of Lynching

In The Mailbox: 10.01.18

Larwyn's Linx: For Democrats, the Kavanaugh game is 'delay and destroy'

In The Mailbox: 10.02.18

Larwyn's Linx: Republicans face loss of Congress if Kavanaugh nomination fails

In The Mailbox: 10.03.18

Larwyn's Linx: A Showdown Like No Other

In The Mailbox: 10.04.18

Larwyn's Linx: Christine Blasey Ford refuses to turn over therapist's notes

In The Mailbox: 10.05.18

Larwyn's Linx: How Rachel Mitchell Quietly Blew Up Dr. Ford's Testimony

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, girls with guns, Blogs With Rule 5 Links,

American Power- Barbara Palvin Rocks, Yasmin Brunet Caught on a Beach

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

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

Good Monday Morning

Brandy

EBL - National Taco Day

Feral Irishman -Caturday Eve, Sophia

Friday Night Babe - Gina Bellman!

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

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 - The Redhead

Women of PETA LVIII

Jaimie Alexander

The Right Way -Friday Babe, Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Kristin Scott Thomas !

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

I'll believe that "black lives matter" when young black men demonstrate that black lives truly matter by marrying the mothers of the children they sire, sticking around and supporting them financially and emotionally. They could make the term "baby mama" as extinct as "negro". That's a start.
-Mike B

Friday, October 5, 2018

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