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

A Little Sunday Night Music

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God - Discovery Singers

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“Mao single-handedly and dramatically changed the direction of global poverty with one simple act: he died.”
- Steven Pinker

Saturday, January 19, 2019

A Little Saturday Night Music

LeAnn Rimes - How Do I Live?

"Earth Day" Comes Early in Zimbabwe

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's shutdown trap?

Federal judge temporarily blocks ICE from deporting Frederick woman -while she sues sheriff for identifying her as an illegal alien

Nancy Has A Long History Of Using Taxpayer Money To Fund Her Trips


The Man Who Banned Guns in Chicago Had 23 of Them





Culture
Sheltered Homeschooler Struggles Through Life And Settles For Marrying Miss Universe

Reagan Had Only One Warning in His 1989 Farewell Address






Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

John Cox- KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD, KiRKWOOD

Sunday Funnies For 01-13-18

Today's Toons 1/9/19, Today's Toons 1/10/19, Today's Toons 1/11/19

New Clown In Town

Today's Toons 1/14/19, Today's Toons 1/15/19






Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Mueller, Hidden Evidence, and the Continuing Cover-Up

In The Mailbox: 01.14.19

Larwyn's Linx: Why Did The FBI Launch An Unapproved Investigation Of President Trump?

In The Mailbox: 01.15.19

Larwyn's Linx: Now Pelosi Democrats Weaponize State of the Union Address for #TheResistance

In The Mailbox: 01.16.19

Larwyn's Linx: After SOTU insult by Pelosi, Trump cancels her private flight: ‘Fly commercial’

In The Mailbox: 01.17.19


Top of the News

In The Mailbox: 01.18.19



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, Blogs With Rule 5 Links

American Power- Amber Heard, Jenna Dewan, Helen Flanagan, Nina Agdal

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

Daily Mail - Delilah Belle Hamlin

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

Good Monday Morning

EBL - Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Verna Bloom

Feral Irishman - Gina Stewart, Spot the Coffee

Friday Night Babe - Bridget Regan!

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - I’m sure she’s taken, men, Rise and Shine, Campers!

Pirates Cove - Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup, If all you see..., If all you see...

Flowing Curves of Beauty


Sex in Advertising - Kohl's

The Right Way -Friday Babe, Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Linda Kozlowski!

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

"Inflation is a hidden tax on every dollar in your wallet, every dollar in your bank account, and every dollar you're about to earn."
-Mike B.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Tonight's FNB* is Bridget Regan!

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






KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Once you get to, like, the tippy tops on your ten millionth dollar..."
-renowned financial expert Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, on what should constitute the highest tax bracket in the US

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe is Linda Kozlowski!







The Boss of Binkies

Classic KiRKWOOD



Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"I wore hand-me-downs all my life. By the time the trousers got to me, they were so worn that I could sit on a dime and tell you if it was heads or tails.

And by the time my younger brother got them, he could do the same thing sitting on a dollar bill."

-Bob Hope

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Medal of Honor


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Specialist Kyle Jerome White


Citation:

For gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as a radio telephone operator with Company C, 2d Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade during combat operations against an armed enemy in Nuristan Province, Afghanistan on 9 November 2007. On that day, Specialist White and his comrades were returning to Bella Outpost from a shura with Aranas village elders. As the soldiers traversed a narrow path surrounded by mountainous, rocky terrain, they were ambushed by enemy forces from elevated positions. Pinned against a steep mountain face, Specialist White and his fellow soldiers were completely exposed to enemy fire.
Specialist White returned fire and was briefly knocked unconscious when a rocket-propelled grenade impacted near him. When he regained consciousness, another round impacted near him, embedding small pieces of shrapnel in his face. Shaking off his wounds, Specialist White noticed one of his comrades lying wounded nearby. Without hesitation, Specialist White exposed himself to enemy fire in order to reach the soldier and provide medical aid. After applying a tourniquet, Specialist White moved to an injured Marine, providing aid and comfort until the Marine succumbed to his wounds.
Specialist White then returned to the soldier and discovered that he had been wounded again. Applying his own belt as an additional tourniquet, Specialist White was able to stem the flow of blood and save the soldier’s life. Noticing that his and the other soldiers’ radios were inoperative, Specialist White exposed himself to enemy fire yet again in order to secure a radio from a deceased comrade. He then provided information and updates to friendly forces, allowing precision airstrikes to stifle the enemy’s attack and ultimately permitting medical evacuation aircraft to rescue him, his fellow soldiers, Marines, and Afghan army soldiers.
Specialist Kyle J. White. 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), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, and the United States Army.


Specialist White: 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




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Quote du jour

"Democrats critical of the administration's treatment of migrant families have offered few solutions to stem the unprecedented influx of parents with children that is buckling the U.S. immigration system."
-Nick Miroff and David Nakamura

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

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!

You Want Fries With That?

Quote du jour

"It is a sin to believe evil of others, but it is seldom a mistake."
— H. L. Mencken

Monday, January 14, 2019

Chancy, Phone Home!

Riddle Me This...


There's poop on my sidewalks,

and junkies' old needles,

I'm more like the Stones

and less like the Beatles: What am I?

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

Dependence begets subservience and paves the way for tyranny.
-Thomas Jefferson

Sunday, January 13, 2019

A Little Sunday Night Music

Katherine Jenkins - Rejoice

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"Cold! If the thermometer had been an inch longer we'd have frozen to death."
-Mark Twain

Saturday, January 12, 2019

A Little Saturday Night Music

Harry Chapin - Taxi

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
A Tale of Two Immigrants

After years of Trump's dire warnings, a 'crisis' has hit border but generates little urgency


The Irrational Allergy to the Wall

A ‘Green New Deal’ Would Cut the Military in Half, End 87 Percent of U.S. Energy, and Ban Cars





Culture
Neal McDonough recalls being reportedly fired from ABC's 'Scoundrels' for refusing sex scenes

Hulu Cancels Sarah Silverman’s ‘I Love You, America’ After One Season

On reading the Bible for the first time





Technology
Boeing unveils new Transonic Truss-Braced Wing

New nano-satellite system yields high-res imagery at lower cost

Expanding the Envelope for Future Vertical Lift

Can YOU spot the animal hidden in this image? The latest optical illusion will blow your mind - but you have to shake your head to see it

Samsung unveils massive 219-inch TV called ‘The Wall’




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

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

Today's Toons 1/2/19, Today's Toons 1/3/19, Today's Toons 1/4/19

Sunday Funnies For 01-06-19



Linkfests:
Larwyn's Linx: Democrat Spending Bill Offers $12 Billion More for Foreign Aid, $0 for Border Wall

In The Mailbox: 01.07.19

Larwyn's Linx: Pelosi, Shumer, Terrorists, Drug Smugglers, the Border Patrol and President Trump

In The Mailbox: 01.08.19

Larwyn's Linx: String of Indictments by DOJ Point to Multiple Global Operations

In The Mailbox: 01.09.19

Larwyn's Linx: Pro-Crime Democrats Are Now Defying the Will of 93% of Americans!

In The Mailbox: 01.10.19

Larwyn's Linx: CNN Laughingstock Jim Acosta Confirms Walled Part of the Border Is Crisis-Free

In The Mailbox: 01.11.19




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, Hot pick

American Power- Anne Claire Bousquet, Taylor Swift, Lilly Rose Depp

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

Daily Mail - Padma Lakshmi, Kristin Cavallari, Sailor Cook

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

Good Monday Morning

EBL - National Whipped Cream Day

Feral Irishman - Seeing Red

Friday Night Babe - Cara Buono !

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...

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising - Bestform

The Right Way -Friday Babe, Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama

The Other McCain- Rule Five Tuesday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Susan Cummings!

Dana Delany

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

There was a time in this country when "Thou shalt not kill" was taught in schools and chiseled on courthouse walls. Then in 1973, the Supreme Court, in Roe v Wade, declared that life was disposable. Our disintegrating culture produces callous, amoral offspring.
-Mike B

Friday, January 11, 2019

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