Thursday, January 31, 2019

Who is Jussie Smollett and Why Exactly Should I Care?


Jussie Smollett is allegedly an actor. Couldn't prove it by me. You'll forgive me if I don't post his picture. Jussie was allegedly the victim of a very unusual crime recently. It staggers the imagination. Really.

Jussie lives in Chicago, and says he was allegedly the subject of a racial and homophobic attack on his way back from a Subway restaurant. At 2:00 AM.
Okay! There''s at least a hint of plausibility there. The temperature was -21°. Plus whatever wind chill there was.. They call Chicago the "Windy City". I've been there. They're not lying. Personally I'd have to be pretty doggone hungry to go out for a sandwich at 2AM, when the temperature was -21°, and I had to walk to get there. I'd probably lick the picture on the Cheerios box before I'd go out for a sub in weather like that, but that's just me!

According to Jussie (think "Once upon a time"), he was on the phone with his agent when the attack occurred. Oddly enough, neither man would submit his phone to the police to be examined. Strange! He said that two men in ski masks, dressed in black, poured bleach on him, shouting "This is MAGA country!" and hung a noose around his neck.

Now, as the liberals say, "If true"... this would be a terrible thing. The police scoured all the available video and did come up with the two figures in the picture above. They are said to be "persons of interest", but not suspects, as the video above was captured 15 - 30 minutes before the alleged attack took place and they were moving away from where the attack took place.

"This is MAGA country!" I've never heard anyone outside of Twitter say anything like that, but if they did, would they say it in the very bluest city in one of the bluest states in the nation? Consider my credulity strained.

Oh, and the video they have of the victim show him moving out of the range of one camera and a minute later, into view of another, this time with a piece of rope around his neck, like a necktie. This might suggest that the entire "attack" took less than a minute, and afterwards, the victim casually strolled away without so much as a backward glance over his shoulder to see if his attackers might be in pursuit.

First thing, if it did happen, it would have to be premeditated. One doesn't typically stroll around the streets of a major metropolitan city carrying a bottle of bleach and a rope. And your plan involves standing outside in -21 degree weather, with a humongous wind chill factor on the outside chance you're going to find a black, gay liberal? At 2AM?? Heck of a plan, Brownie!

I'm told that household bleach freezes at around 18 - 19 degrees Fahrenheit. So, what? I pour bleach into a smaller bottle and keep it under my parka, to keep it liquid, hoping to heck that it doesn't leak, or splash back on my all black outfit when I douse my eventual target? Good plan! We'll call your black outfit with random bleach spots "Exhibit A" at your trial!

The reports don't say what the "victim" was wearing, but unless he's a complete moron, wouldn't he have most of his face covered? Ski mask, scarf, hoodie, wool cap...something to keep him warm? How then did these two geniuses identify him as the black, gay cast member of a TV show they may or may not watch?

I won't say there are holes in this guy's story. I won''t say there are holes in Swiss cheese. I'll just let the facts speak for themselves.

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe is Julie Harris!








Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"The time to begin most things is ten years ago."
-Mignon McLaughlin

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Medal of Honor

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Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Carl Byers Jr.


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty as a Hostage Rescue Force Team Member in Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM from 8 to 9 December 2012. As the rescue force approached the target building, an enemy sentry detected them and darted inside to alert his fellow captors. The sentry quickly reemerged, and the lead assaulter attempted to neutralize him. Chief Byers with his team sprinted to the door of the target building.

As the primary breacher, Chief Byers stood in the doorway fully exposed to enemy fire while ripping down six layers of heavy blankets fastened to the inside ceiling and walls to clear a path for the rescue force. The first assaulter pushed his way through the blankets, and was mortally wounded by enemy small arms fire from within. Chief Byers, completely aware of the imminent threat, fearlessly rushed into the room and engaged an enemy guard aiming an AK-47 at him. He then tackled another adult male who had darted towards the corner of the room.
During the ensuing hand-to-hand struggle, Chief Byers confirmed the man was not the hostage and engaged him. As other rescue team members called out to the hostage, Chief Byers heard a voice respond in English and raced toward it. He jumped atop the American hostage and shielded him from the high volume of fire within the small room. While covering the hostage with his body, Chief Byers immobilized another guard with his bare hands, and restrained the guard until a teammate could eliminate him.

His bold and decisive actions under fire saved the lives of the hostage and several of his teammates. By his undaunted courage, intrepid fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of near certain death, Chief Petty Officer Byers reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.


Senior Chief Byers: 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.”

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance."
-Leonard H. Courtney

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

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

It’s a massive mistake to blame “toxic masculinity” rather than recognizing that toxic masculinity is often the result of a dearth of genuine masculinity — the kind of masculinity that leads men to stick around and father their children in the first place.
-Ben Shapiro

Monday, January 28, 2019

Where's Ruthie?

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“Bernie’s (Sanders) the last person you’d want to be stuck on a desert island with. Two weeks of lectures about health care, and you’d look for a shark and dive in.”
-Garrison Nelson

Sunday, January 27, 2019

A Little Sunday Night Music

Flash Mob - Ode to Joy

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength"
-Corrie ten Boom

Saturday, January 26, 2019

A Little Saturday Night Music

Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis

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
TRUMP RENOMINATES 51 JUDGES

Twenty Things You Probably Didn’t Know about Kamala Harris

Majority of guns used by criminals bought on black market, study shows

Congress’s Research Arm: Forget The Shutdown & Nat’l Emergency; There’s Another Way To Fund The Wall

What does Kamala Harris believe? Where the candidate stands on 9 issues


Maryland scraps gun "fingerprint" database after 15 failed years




Videos
Mexico Gas Line Explosion -Death toll 66; 85 still missing after fireball erupted as fuel thieves tried to steal gas

Gillette ad parody

Mike Rowe speaks common sense



Culture
Gary Sinise Raised $1.3 Million For Veterans And First Responders With An Old Jeep





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Sunday Funnies For 01-20-19

Today's Toons 1/16/19, Today's Toons 1/17/19, Today's Toons 1/18/19

Cartoon Round Up

Today's Toons 1/21/19, Today's Toons 1/22/19

Cartoon Round Up






Linkfests:

Larwyn's Linx: Confirmed: Schiff for Brains Lied to the American People About #SpyGate

In The Mailbox: 01.22.19

Larwyn's Linx: Some Best Possible Outcomes of the Shutdown

In The Mailbox: 01.23.19

Larwyn's Linx: Pelosi and the Caucus of Crazy

In The Mailbox: 01.24.19

Larwyn's Linx: Trump should revisit 3 executive powers to break the border impasse

Top of the News

In The Mailbox: 01.25.19




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, girls with guns, Hot pick, girls with guns, Hot pick, Hot pick, girls with guns

American Power- Alejandra Guilmant, Elena Iulia Rotari, Alessandra Ambrosio

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

Daily Mail - Model, 27, waiting in line at Mexico gas station decides to strip, Chloe Lewis

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

Good Monday Morning

EBL - Shark babes, Cheese Lovers Day, Sarah Beattie

Feral Irishman - Fabric Test

Friday Night Babe - Jenny Scordamaglia

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - I’m sure she’s taken, men, High Five!

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 - Jennifer Anniston


The Right Way -Friday Babe, Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Marie Osmond!

Stacey Dash

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

So there I was...naked as a jaybird without a dollar to my name, didn't know a soul in town, when I was suddenly struck from behind!
-Mike B.
#TheFirstLineOfMyAutobiography

Friday, January 25, 2019

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Tonight's FNB* is Jenny Scordamaglia!

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






KiRKWOOD




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Quote du jour

In archaeology you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known.
- Thomas Pickering

Thursday, January 24, 2019

A Fridge Too Far

Vintage Babe of the Week

In keeping with our, "Gee, she really can't be that old" theme, tonight's Vintage Babe is Marie Osmond!
(She's 60)











Heartbreak Fridge

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

The shutdown become the second-longest in U.S. history. The longest government shutdown was four years, back when Jimmy Carter was president.
-Argus Hamilton

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Easier for Kamala to Pass Through the Eye of a Needle™

Kamala's new campaign logo:

Medal of Honor

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Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Pitts


Citation:

For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty: Sergeant Pitts distinguished himself by extraordinary acts of heroism at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a Forward Observer in 2d Platoon, Chosen Company, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade, during combat operations against an armed enemy at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler in the vicinity of Wanat Village, Kunar Province, Afghanistan on 13 July 2008.

Early that morning, while Sergeant Pitts was providing perimeter security at Observation Post Topside, a well-organized Anti-Afghan Force consisting of over 200 members initiated a close proximity sustained and complex assault using accurate and intense rocket-propelled grenade, machine gun and small arms fire on Wanat Vehicle Patrol Base. An immediate wave of rocket-propelled grenade rounds engulfed the Observation Post wounding Sergeant Pitts and inflicting heavy casualties. Sergeant Pitts had been knocked to the ground and was bleeding heavily from shrapnel wounds to his arm and legs, but with incredible toughness and resolve, he subsequently took control of the Observation Post and returned fire on the enemy.

As the enemy drew nearer, Sergeant Pitts threw grenades, holding them after the pin was pulled and the safety lever was released to allow a nearly immediate detonation on the hostile forces. Unable to stand on his own and near death because of the severity of his wounds and blood loss, Sergeant Pitts continued to lay suppressive fire until a two-man reinforcement team arrived. Sergeant Pitts quickly assisted them by giving up his main weapon and gathering ammunition all while continually lobbing fragmentary grenades until these were expended. At this point, Sergeant Pitts crawled to the northern position radio and described the situation to the Command Post as the enemy continued to try and isolate the Observation Post from the main Patrol Base. With the enemy close enough for him to hear their voices, and with total disregard for his own life, Sergeant Pitts whispered in radio situation reports and conveyed information that the Command Post used to provide indirect fire support.

Sergeant Pitts' courage, steadfast commitment to the defense of his unit and ability to fight while seriously wounded prevented the enemy from overrunning the Observation Post and capturing fallen American soldiers, and ultimately prevented the enemy from gaining fortified positions on higher ground from which to attack Wanat Vehicle Patrol Base. Sergeant Ryan M. Pitts' extraordinary heroism and selflessness above and beyond the call of duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, Company C, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503d Infantry Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade and the United States Army.


Sgt. Pitts: 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.”

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

Unless human nature has changed lately, one can confidently predict that Mexican drug cartel money will flow to Democrats in the U.S. who oppose tighter border control. One way or another.
-Scott Adams

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wretched Hive of Villainy

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

I don't think we know which are the most important immigration enforcement measures until we try them. With welfare reform, things we thought were important turned out not to be. What WAS important was the basic signal: people had to work. Wall certainly sends the signal: come legally.
-Mickey Kaus

Monday, January 21, 2019

Exploiting Dead Cops for Political Gain Ought to be a Crime...

...so says Ruben Navarrett Jr. in my local dead tree paper yesterday morning. My first instinct was to move it right along to the recycling bin where it would do the most good. But since this goes well beyond the Left's typical hypocrisy, I thought it should have a reply. Mr. Navarett states:
It is grotesque that anyone would ever seize on the killing of a police officer for political purposes. Alas, the practice is bipartisan.
"Grotesque" Noted.
On the right, when the alleged assailant is an illegal immigrant, we often see a cheap and shrill attempt to turn the grief of families and communities over a fallen guardian into outrage over illegal immigration and "open borders."
A "cheap and shrill attempt to turn the grief of families and communities... into outrage" Got it.

You see, for me, the concept of dead policemen is personal and painful. It's not just another issue du jour to be played with. Still, mercenary politicians use it as a chew toy. May they choke on it.

May I suggest that Mr. Navarrett either didn't go far enough, didn't think it through or couldn't see past his own biases?

Maybe the outrage should be when people seize on any killing for political purposes? Recently, on the border, two children died because of medical problems related to their long trek across Mexico. How many on the Left immediately made a "cheap and shrill attempt" to turn the grief of families and communities over these children into outrage over Trump's immigration and borders policies, or against ICE and the Border Patrol?

After Sandy Hook, the "ghouls of gun control" seized on the killing of children for political purposes, proposing numerous gun control methods, none of which would have prevented the shootings. Or at Parkland, where laws already on the books, had they been properly enforced, would have taken the shooter off the street, long before the fateful shooting. "Grotesque", as Mr. Navarrett would say.

In Ferguson, Missouri, there were those who seized on the killing by a police officer for political purposes, giving birth to the bogus "Hands up, don't shoot" movement.

The practice is bipartisan, but alas, it seems to primarily find its home on the Left. If Mr. Navarrett wants to criminalize or at best stigmatize the killing of a police officer for political purposes, may I suggest that he expand his horizons to include the deaths of those shot by the police until such time as they can be thoroughly investigated? The deaths of illegal immigrants who tragically may be sick or dying before they ever enter the country is also not "another issue du jour to be played with", not a "chew toy".

Time for Mr. Navarrett to step up and not be choked by his own chew toys of deaths that he approves of politicizing, not just the ones he disapproves.

Now, it's ready for the recycling!

KiRKWOOD




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Happy MLK Day!


No masks, no hoods, no weapons, and American flags flying high!


Quote du jour

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

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