Friday, August 14, 2020

Quote du jour

The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement has exploited the media’s political bias to help promote a sort of atrocity propaganda in which the police are treated as the demonized enemy, supposedly motivated by racism to kill innocent black people. To give this false perception a semblance of reality, BLM activists and the media take advantage of the simple fact that, in a nation of more than 325 million people, it is not difficult to find at least one example of anything. People arrested for having sex with dogs? Here’s a story from Youngstown, Ohio, another one from Highwood, Pennsylvania, and yet another from Berks County, Pennsylvania — that’s three dog-sex stories in just the past month. It takes only a few minutes of Google searching to find dozens of such stories from across the country, but don’t expect to see any dog-sex coverage on CNN, because outrage over bestiality won’t help Joe Biden win in November.
-Robert Stacy McCain

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Joe Biden's Words of Wisdom

Keeping It All In The Family

Quote du jour

"Do you promise that your detectives shall well and truly detect the Crimes presented to them, using those Wits which it shall please you to bestow upon them and not placing reliance upon, nor making use of, Diving Revelation, Feminine Intuition, Mumbo-Jumbo, Jiggery-Pokery, Coincidence or the Act of God?
-Dorothy Leigh Sayers

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

New Campaign Slogan

Kamala is Biden's Running Mate

Even after Elizabeth Warren changed her Indian name to "Running Mate"!


And our call from Aug. 7:

Joe Biden's Words of Wisdom

Quote du jour

When I was a lad and my parents drove through the “colored” neighborhoods of D.C., I saw the ragged little black children playing in fire hydrants in their slums. They looked so sad that it broke my youthful heart. I remember thinking that if I “woke” up one morning and was a “colored” person, I would kill myself. Now, I see them in giant Rolls-Royces and see their butts kissed by the entire Democrat Party and it’s great. I want them to be just as happy as they can be by hard work, education, and entrepreneurship.
-Ben Stein

Monday, August 10, 2020

No, Sir. You Do Not.


There was a shooting near the White House that interrupted a Presidential press conference. The President stepped away from the podium for a few minutes and when he returned, a reporter asked him if he was "rattled".

Joe Biden's Words of Wisdom

Quote du jour

"Over the last four months, Americans have lived through what is arguably the most consequential period of government malfeasance in U.S. history. Public officials' overreaction to the novel coronavirus put American cities into a coma; those same officials' passivity in the face of widespread rioting threatens to deliver the coup de grace, Together, these back to back governmental failures will transform the American polity and cripple urban life for decades."
-Heather Mac Donald

Sunday, August 9, 2020

A Little Sunday Night Music

I Love You Lord - Don Marsh Orchestra And Chorus


Quote du jour

A local antiques dealer I talked to, whose merchandise includes rare and ancient Bibles, says that he's completely sold out of them. He said, wryly, "It seems that pandemics turn people to God."
-Melissa Mackenzie

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Mayor de Blasio, Don't Poke the Bare

A Little Saturday Night Music

Bruce Hornsby, The Range - Mandolin Rain

Joe Biden's Words of Wisdom

Best of the Web*


*…that Dave and I have seen all week!

(BTW, if you wonder where any of the links will take you, hover your cursor over the link.)

Political/SocioEconomic
Larry C. Johnson: Yes, New Evidence Shows George Floyd Killed Himself

New Disclosures Confirm: Trump Himself Was the Target of Obama Administration’s Russia Probe

Philippines had the harshest lockdown and most mask wearing. It didn’t work

Who Killed George Floyd? Lengthy, but telling.


Culture
Peddling the idea that ‘all white people are racist’ for profit




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

Days That End in 'Y' - editorial 'toons & memes

Today's Toons 7/29/20, Today's Toons 7/30/20, Today's Toons 7/31/20


Today's Toons 8/3/20, Today's Toons 8/4/20






Linkfests:
In The Mailbox: 08.03.20

Larwyn’s Linx: Joe Biden From His Basement Tells Chris Wallace He's ‘Not Available’ For Interviews

In The Mailbox: 08.04.20

Larwyn’s Linx: Were Obama officials using NSA database for both political spying and insider trading?

In The Mailbox: 08.06.20 (Afternoon Edition)

Larwyn’s Linx: Exclusive from Gen. Flynn: This Is My Letter to America

In The Mailbox: 08.06.20 (Evening Edition)

Larwyn’s Linx: Biden’s nastiness and racism revealed again

In The Mailbox: 08.07.20




Dave's Rule Five Roundup:

Proof Positive - Vintage Babe of the Week - Tonight's Vintage Babe is Angelique Pettyjohn! and Best of the Web

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE ELECTION ODDS FRIDAY

redpilljew - Gratuitous Rule Five Friday

By Other Means - Tuesday Tap Rack and Bang, BeCos(play) It's Friday and Seeing Red

Evi L. Bloggerlady - Agrippina 🎭

Ninety Miles From Tyranny - Hot Pick, Girls With Guns, Morning Mistress and Blogs With Rule 5 Links

Pitsnipes Gripes- Just a simple tribute

Grouchy Old Cripple - Saturday Boobage

Irons in the Fire - Friday Data and ... Saturday Data Overflow

The Feral Irishman - Better late than never!

The Daley Gator - Daley Babe

Diogenes Middle Finger News - A Good Monday Morning

A View from the Beach - Rule 5 Saturday - Bebe Rexha and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Anna Karina

Knuckledraggin My Life Away - I'm sure she's taken, men And ... I’ll leave you with this

American Power - Paige Spiranac

Woodsterman - Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

The Other McCain - Rule 5 Sunday

The Pirates Cove - If All You See ... and Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Wired Right - A Beautiful End to the Day

The View from LadyLake - Rule 5 MegaMillions Friday with beer

The Right Way - Friday Babe and ... Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama



Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. Please send links of news, commentary, or choice humor to: Proof.Positive@Hotmail.com

Quote du jour

Black lives will matter when black men cherish and support the women they choose to have sex with, and stay with and support any children they father. Until those lives matter, it's just an empty slogan.
The same is true of every race.
-Mike B

Friday, August 7, 2020

Damage Control

Joe Biden's Words of Wisdom

Quote du jour

I say, in the way our fathers originally left the slavery question, the institution was in the course of ultimate extinction, and the public mind rested in the belief that it was in the course of ultimate extinction. I say when this Government was first established, it was the policy of its founders to prohibit the spread of slavery into the new Territories of the United States, where it had not existed.
-Abraham Lincoln, third Lincoln-Douglas debate, September 15, 1858, Jonesboro, Illinois

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Angelique Pettyjohn!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five Thursday)


Win a Colt Python .357 Revolver


Mercenary time again! Are you feeling lucky? Well, do you...pal? No, it's not Dirty Harry's .44 Magnum, but it's a .357, with a little less recoil and cheaper to feed!
Stainless steel, so, ladies, it will go with any outfit. In order to win enter here. And Good luck!

On a personal note, I used to have a Colt Trooper MK III in .357, but I had to sell it. Sweet gun!

How Joe Can Say "You Ain't Black"

Joe Biden's Words of Wisdom

Quote du jour

“We have to study the history of slavery and its role and impact on the development of our country because otherwise we can’t understand our country. As the Founding Fathers said, it was the necessary evil upon which the union was built, but the union was built in a way, as Lincoln said, to put slavery on the course to its ultimate extinction.”
-Senator Tom Cotton

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Joe Biden's Words of Wisdom

Quote du jour

(Chicago Mayor) Lightfoot may also be surprised to learn that California borders on states with liberal gun laws, such as Arizona, Nevada, and Oregon. Yet no big city in California has quite the murder and criminality of Chicago. New York borders on states with liberal gun laws, such as Vermont, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire. Yet NYC’s murder rate is only fraction of Chicago’s. Texas gets an “F” from Gifford Law Center, yet Houston and Dallas have murder rates that are half of that in Chicago. The rates in Austin and El Paso are tiny when compared to Chicago.
-David Harsanyi

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Joe Biden's Words of Wisdom

Joe Biden's Words of Wisdom

Quote du jour

Because the knife-wielding dead man was white, nobody rioted after he was shot to death. No statues were toppled, no stores were looted, no sports teams were renamed. White people getting shot by cops doesn’t interest the national media or arouse the outrage of “social justice” activists, so there were no angry protest mobs chanting outside Gov. Whitmer’s office, blaming her for Sean Ruis’s death.
-Robert Stacy McCain

Monday, August 3, 2020

It's Been That Kind of Year

On the Back Roads of My Desk

I'm a scribbler. Tiny little scraps of paper, newspaper margins...anywhere there's a writing service, I jot myself notes. Then, I stick them in piles and sort through them periodically, like archeological digs, trying to fathom the meaning from the context and surrounding layer.

Yesterday, I found such a note with just two words: Genevieve Morton. Who in the world is Genevieve Morton? Why did I write this note? Maybe if I Google the name it will come to me.



Nope. But, just so it won't be a complete loss, this is what I found. You're welcome!

Quote du jour

"A vote for a Blue Wave is a vote for a crime wave"
-Tammy Bruce, on the upcoming November election

Sunday, August 2, 2020

A Little Sunday Night Music

Crown Him With Many Crowns - Fernando Ortega

Reclamation

Quote du jour

“Why do bad things happen to good people? That only happened once and He volunteered.”
- R. C. Sproul

Saturday, August 1, 2020

I Lift My Lamp...

A Little Saturday Night Music

Bonnie Raitt - Angel from Montgomery

Best of the Web*


*…that Dave and I have seen all week!

(BTW, if you wonder where any of the links will take you, hover your cursor over the link.)

There are a lot of links missing this week. I blame Blogger. Seriously. It may have something to do with their "new improved" format. But many of the links I have saved throughout the week are missing.

Not one to complain, I sucked it up and spent the last hour and a half recreating most of them. Then, when I get ready to publish the page, all those links were gone too.

I restored a big block of the Rule Five links and will try to publish them and see if Blogger will let me update the site. Tomorrow. I'm just too frustrated to try any more tonight.

Political/SocioEconomic

23 Extreme Left-wing Ideas in the Democrats’ Draft 2020 Platform


Who Is to Blame for the Death of Breonna Taylor?- R S McCain

Antifa Terrorist Who Threw Bomb at Federal Agents in Portland is Identified — BY HIS GRANDMOTHER! Go, grannie, go!





Culture
Federal Court Overturns Death Penalty for Boston Marathon Bomber

Michigan county treasurer rebuked for seizing retiree's home over $8 tax debt

The Chicago Gun Myth




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

Days That End in 'Y' - editorial 'toons & memes





Linkfests:
In The Mailbox: 07.27.20

Larwyn’s Linx: Tens of Thousands of Americans were sacrificed in Dems' insane strategy to get rid of Donald J. Trump

In The Mailbox: 07.28.20

Larwyn’s Linx: Why is Big Tech censoring doctors who have personally treated COVID-19 patients?

In The Mailbox: 07.30.20 (Morning Edition)

Larwyn’s Linx: What Does Susan Rice Bring to a Biden Ticket?

In The Mailbox: 07.30.20 (Evening Edition)

Larwyn’s Linx: It Doesn’t End Well

In The Mailbox: 07.31.20






 
Dave's Rule Five Roundup:

Proof Positive - Vintage Babe of the Week - Tonight's Vintage Babe is Olivia de Havilland. and Best of the Web

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE FLAMING HYPOCRITE FRIDAY

redpilljew - Gratuitous Rule Five Friday

By Other Means - Tuesday Tap Rack and Bang, BeCos(play) It's Friday and Seeing Red

Evi L. Bloggerlady - Uncle Tom: The Movie 🎥🎬

Ninety Miles From Tyranny - Hot Pick, Girls With Guns, Morning Mistress and Blogs With Rule 5 Links

Pitsnipes Gripes- Just a simple tribute

Grouchy Old Cripple - Saturday Boobage

Irons in the Fire - Friday Data and ... Saturday Data Overflow

The Feral Irishman - Time for a break from BLM, COVID, ANTIFA, etc.

The Daley Gator - Daley Babe

Diogenes Middle Finger News - A Good Monday Morning

A View from the Beach - Rule 5 Saturday - Ginger is the Newest Black - Natasha Lyonne and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Debbie Watson

Knuckledraggin My Life Away - I'm sure she's taken, men And ... I’ll leave you with this

American Power - Minka Kelly

Woodsterman - Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

The Other McCain - Rule 5 Sunday

The Pirates Cove - If All You See ... and Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Wired Right - A Beautiful End to the Day

The View from LadyLake - I need a drink.

The Right Way - Friday Babe and ... Rule 5 Saturday LinkOrama


Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. Please send links of news, commentary, or choice humor to: Proof.Positive@Hotmail.com

Quote du jour

Liberals (in chorus) about Trump:
"No one is above the law!"

Liberals (in chorus) about rioting, looting, vandalism, arson, shooting, physical assaults on civilians & police:
"Peaceful demonstrations!"

-Mike B

Friday, July 31, 2020

Epitaph

"Beneath this stone, a lump of clay,
Lies Arabella Young.
Who on the 24th of May
Began to hold her tongue."

On a Somewhat Less than Cheerful Note


It is with great regret that I announce that John Cox will no longer be an active part of Proof Positive. We have all enjoyed John's whimsical look at the world through KiRKWOOD, and for a while, John and I partnered up to make political cartoons. I think I'll personally look back on those days as the Golden Age of Proof Positive. It's been a good seven year run.

John is still cartooning. He is currently partnered with Matt Margolis over at Margolis & Cox, where he still draws some of the finest political cartoons on the planet. John has told me countless times how much he enjoyed being a part of the Proof Positive team, but nothing good lasts forever. Trust me on this. As a final salute and thank you for all the great work he's done over here, at far less than minimum wage, I'd appreciate it if you left him a note in the comments and let him know how much you appreciated him while he was here. We will still keep a link to the work he did here over on the sidebar.

But it won't be the same. *Sigh*  Good luck to you John, in all your future endeavors. Fair winds and following seas.

Inkstainedly yours,
-Mike

Quote du jour

"To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker."
- Frederick Douglass

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Olivia de Havilland, who passed away this last week at 104. Some actresses have staying power!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five)










Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

The goal is to destroy capitalism, and to seek revenge. The Black Lives Matter movement, founded based on fraudulent narratives of the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown cases, is led by anti-American, anti-capitalist activists. They have concocted a false narrative of mass murder of Blacks at the hands of police, when the statistics show otherwise.
-William Jacobson

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Barbarians At The Gate?


You know, I think it is long past time that we dust off another good word that has been little used for too long: barbarians. [ bahr-bair-ee-uhn ]

noun
a person in a savage, primitive state; uncivilized person.
a person without culture, refinement, or education; philistine.
(loosely) a foreigner.
(in ancient and medieval periods)
a non-Greek.
a person living outside, especially north of, the Roman Empire.
a person not living in a Christian country or within a Christian civilization.

adjective
uncivilized; crude; savage.
foreign; alien.

ORIGIN OF BARBARIAN
1540–50; < Latin barbari(a) barbarous country (see barbarous, -ia) + -an


The idea of the barbarian is essentially that which is foreign, that which is strange. Barbarism is often posited as that which is foreign to, different from civilization. We who are civilized see that which is foreign and strange to us, that which is outside our experience of treating other people civilly and respecting their property rights. What we are seeing in our Democrat controlled big cities and states is barbarism, in that those who are rioting, committing arsons and assaults are strangers to the founding principles of this nation: individual freedom, individual responsibility and the ownership of private property.

I am not a big fan of public art. Some committee commissions an artist to create something to enhance our lives somehow. Yeah. Right. Have you noticed most of the "art", publicly funded these days, is somewhat hideous? Some of it looks like random piles of rusted junk, salvaged from the nearest scrap yard. I'm reminded of at least one museum exhibit where the "artist" conceptualized a wastebasket, overturned with trash spilling out of it, which when seen, after hours, by the museum's janitorial staff, much like the boy in The Emperor's New Clothes, recognized it for what it truly was and proceeded to clean up the mess!

Art, like beauty, may be in the eye of the beholder, but that doesn't give me the right to hitch a rope or a chain to any public art I might not like or agree with, and tear it down. But we have seen statues of saints and abolitionists, ripped from their pedestals and/or defaced, because they somehow offended the new barbarians. Our Founding Fathers may be next. Some barbarians are threatening to "blow up" Mount Rushmore. If the barbarians have their way, they will eradicate as much US history as possible, tear down our society as it exists and substitute anarchy in its place.

But, anarchy is not the ultimate goal. It is means to an end. We've seen the like before, in 1920s Germany, where the populace became so sick and tired of crime in the streets, and the debauchery of society, that they welcomed a government that promised law and order, if they would only commit to the government the power to make things better.

Coincidentally (?) this was also brought about by defunding the police, so that there would be no domestic force to stop them. The Nazis then substituted community enforcers. From their "community". Beware, lest we fall into the same trap.

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Barbarians At The Gate? No. They are inside the walls. Inside the city. Where they will be infinitely harder to root out. But, let's at least call them what they are:

The New Barbarians. Foreign to our democracy. Foreign to our culture. Foreign to liberty.

Classic KiRKWOOD




Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art