Monday, August 31, 2020

Quote du jour

World War II: the most horrible and most interesting thing that ever happened. I think of our men fighting in jungles and being machine-gunned and shelled at Bastogne. I cannot ever express my gratitude to the men and women who fought in that war — Norman Lear, Peter Flanigan, David Scull, Jim Bellows, and about 15 million others. God has been unbelievably good to people like me, who were born in late 1944. Our lifetime was the peak of human civilization.

Now it’s rapidly downhill.
-Ben Stein

Sunday, August 30, 2020

One Rube To Rule Them All

A Little Sunday Night Music

Sara Groves - Praise to the Lord

Oh, THAT Marx!

Quote du jour

Cheerful holiness is the most forcible of sermons, but the Lord must give it you. Seek it this morning before you go into the world. When it is the Lord's work in which we rejoice, we need not be afraid of being too glad.
-Charles H. Spurgeon

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Not That Marx, The Other One!

A Little Saturday Night Music

The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me (The COVID-19 song)

This Is CNN!

Funny What You Find on HSN!

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
California’s Blackouts Display The Results Of Kamala Harris’s Favored Energy Policy

History Keeps Proving John Kerry Wrong -David Harsanyi

The death of Michael Brown, legal facts and Democratic messaging

Investigators Say Jacob Blake ‘Had a Knife in His Possession’ during Shooting


Kamala Harris: ‘The Life of a Black Person in America Has Never Been Treated as Fully Human’

California Apocalypto -Victor Davis Hanson

Confessions of a voter fraud: I was a master at fixing mail-in ballots

New Problem With the Left’s Preferred Narrative On the Kenosha Shooting Emerges





Culture
Facebook Takes Down Woman’s Sonogram Video, Says It Violates Policy on “Nudity and Sexuality”

Why Fast Food Isn’t Fast Anymore (and Other Serious Social Problems)

Lincoln Project Deletes Tweet Calling Kayleigh McEnany a ‘Ghoul’

Kenosha Riots Turn Deadly

Soros DA Diana Becton Requires Officers Consider Whether a Looter “Needed” Stolen Goods Before Charging - The AOC Bread theory

Further Thoughts on Kenosha: Predators and Their Preferred Prey




Science/Technology
Miner Finds 442-Carat Diamond That May Be Worth $18 Million




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

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

Today's Toons 8/19/20, Today's Toons 8/20/20, Today's Toons 8/21/20

Today's Toons 8/24/20, Today's Toons 8/25/20



Linkfests:
Larwyn’s Linx: ‘Plot to Change America’ Driven by Identity Politics

In The Mailbox: 08.24.20

Larwyn’s Linx: Chicago BLM Militant's Threat: “We Have Demands.... Listen to Us Or [Die]”

In The Mailbox: 08.25.20

Larwyn’s Linx: Maximo Alvarez Delivers Powerful RNC Speech Warning of Socialist Democrats

In The Mailbox: 08.26.20

Larwyn’s Linx: The NY Times Hits the Panic Button

In The Mailbox: 08.27.20



Dave's Rule Five Roundup:


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

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE SEMI-AUTOS 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 - La Traviata 🎭😷⏳

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 - Friday Femme Fatale

The Daley Gator - Daley Babe

Diogenes Middle Finger News - A Good Monday Morning

A View from the Beach - A Joyous Rule 5 Saturday - Hélène Joy and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Marisa Mell

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

American Power - Cooling Off

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 Friday Night

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

Social distancing works great at Biden rallies, where putting six feet been each audience member gives them plausible deniability for the large number of empty seats.
-Mike B

Friday, August 28, 2020

Boxers or Briefs, Joe?

Quote du jour

“Blacks are victims of racism. (But) if racism were in America’s DNA, Obama never could have got elected. Racism has never been more insignificant a factor in one’s success than right now.”
-Larry Elder

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Vintage Babe of the Week

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






CNN is On the Job!

80% D.I.Y. Pistol Giveaway

For all of you who like guns and are handy with tools, have I got a deal for you!


You can enter HERE for your chance to win. Your odds are good. I haven't won anything since I won that straw sombrero back in the sixties!

Quote du jour

“The fact that Kamala Harris’ brother-in-law is chief legal officer for Uber at a time when the company has vowed to cut off all operations in California rather than pay its drivers as employees ought to be a bigger problem for the Democratic ticket.”
-@jimgeraghty

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Dark and Dystopian

There was a talking point going around on the Left that the RNC convention was "dark and dystopian". Dystopian (opposite of "utopian") is often used in describing sci-fi movies that picture a bleak future. I decided to do a little photo essay on dystopian visions of Democrat controlled cities so you can compare them to what the Left claims for the RNC. 

Just for fun, I threw in a few from third world countries to see if you could tell the difference.













Ronald Reagan on Joe Biden

Quote du jour

“[There was] some talk about Sen. Biden — now candidate for Pres. I saw him on CNN last night speaking to the John F. Kennedy school at Harvard U. He’s smooth but pure demagog[ue] — out to save Am[erica] from the Reagan doctrine.”
-Ronald Reagan

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Welcome to California!

Quote du jour

"My dear friend K is from Korea. She has told me about how rigorous the South Korean educational system is. It’s truly staggering. It is so different from ours, which is endlessly dumbing down and requiring less and less work and knowledge that it’s a certainty that Korea will be a giant power very soon. And what will we be? A vast graveyard of what used to be the best hopes and dreams of mankind."
-Ben Stein

Monday, August 24, 2020

Sunday, August 23, 2020

You Say You Want an Evolution?

A Little Sunday Night Music

Amazing Grace / Grace Flows Down - Bonnie Knopf

Channeling His Inner Joe Isuzu

Quote du jour

God liveth ever!
Wherefore, Soul, despair thou never!
Our God is good, in every place
His love is known, His help is found,
His mighty arm, and tender grace
Bring good from ills that hem us round,
Easier than we think can He
Turn to joy our agony;
Soul, remember 'mid thy pains,
God o'er all for ever reigns.
God liveth ever!

Wherefore, Soul, despair thou never!
Say, shall He slumber, shall He sleep,
Who gave the eye its power to see?
Shall He not hear His children weep
Who made the ear so wondrously?
God is God; He sees and hears
All their troubles, all their tears.
Soul, forget not 'mid thy pains,
God o'er all for ever reigns.
God liveth ever!

Wherefore, Soul, despair thou never!
He who can earth and heaven control,
Who spreads the clouds o'er sea and land,
Whose presence fills the mighty Whole,
In each true heart is close at hand;
Love Him, He will surely send
Help and joy that never end.
Soul, remember in thy pains,
God o'er all for ever reigns.
God liveth ever!

Wherefore, Soul, despair thou never!
Scarce canst thou bear thy cross? Then fly
To Him where only rest is sweet;
Thy God is great, His mercy nigh,
His strength upholds the tottering feet;
Trust Him, for His grace is sure,
Ever doth His truth endure;
Soul, forget not in thy pains,
God o'er all for ever reigns.
God liveth ever!

Wherefore, Soul, despair thou never!
When sins and follies long forgot
Upon thy tortured conscience prey,
Oh come to God, and fear Him not,
His love shall sweep them all away;
Pains of hell at look of His,
Change to calm content and bliss.
Soul, remember in thy pains,
God o'er all for ever reigns.
God liveth ever!

Wherefore, Soul, despair thou never!
Those whom the thoughtless world forsakes,
Who stand bewildered with their woe,
God gently to his bosom takes,
And bids them all His fulness know;
In thy sorrows' swelling flood
Own his hand who seeks thy good.
Soul, forget not in thy pains,
God o'er all for ever reigns.
God liveth ever!

Wherefore, Soul, despair thou never!
Let earth and heaven outworn with age,
Sink to the chaos whence they came;
Let angry foes against us rage,
Let hell shoot forth his fiercest flame;
Fear not Death, nor Satan's thrusts,
God defends who in Him trusts;
Soul, remember in thy pains,
God o'er all for ever reigns.
God liveth ever!

Wherefore, Soul, despair thou never!
What though thou tread with bleeding feet
A thorny path of grief and gloom,
Thy God will choose the way most meet
To lead thee heavenwards, lead thee home.
For this life's long night of sadness
He will give thee peace and gladness;
Soul, remember in thy pains,
God o'er all for ever reigns.

-Johann Zihn

Saturday, August 22, 2020

A Little Saturday Night Music

Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight- The Spaniels

Here! Let Me Ruin Star Wars For you!


Mark Hamill posted a picture of Joe Biden as Jobi-wan Kenobi. I begged to differ!

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
Kamala Harris Is No Moderate


Here’s Why California Can’t Keep the Power on During Heat Wave – and Newsom’s Deflecting

Do Democrats Really Want to Bring Up the Pulse Nightclub Shooting?





Culture
More Than Sixty 9-1-1 Calls Go Unanswered During Portland Riot

The Thin Veneer of American Civilization - Victor Davis Hanson

You Can Write Anything on the Street, as Long as it’s 'Black Lives Matter'




Science & Technology
Artificial Intelligence Defeats Human Lockheed F-16 Pilot In Virtual Dogfight





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

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

Today's Toons 8/12/20, Today's Toons 8/13/20, Today's Toons 8/14/20

08-16-20 Sunday Funnies

Today's Toons 8/17/20

Your Funday Sunnies...







Linkfests:
Larwyn’s Linx: Trump goes on offense, hitting Biden as candidate of lockdowns and mandatory masks

In The Mailbox: 08.18.20 (Morning Edition)

Larwyn’s Linx: Stop America’s Endless Kristallnacht Before It Destroys Our Country

In The Mailbox: 08.18.20 (Evening Edition)

Larwyn’s Linx: Portland, Seattle, Chicago, NYC: No End Of Violence In Sight For Progressive Cities

In The Mailbox: 08.19.20

Larwyn’s Linx: A Fake DNC Convention Ends With Real Nastiness

In The Mailbox: 08.20.20






Dave's Rule Five Roundup:

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

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE THE MORE THINGS CHANGE 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 - Il Barbiere di Siviglia 💈🎭

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 - TGIFFF!!!

The Daley Gator - Daley Babe

Diogenes Middle Finger News - A Good Monday Morning

A View from the Beach - Rule 5 Saturday - Her Name Is Not Earl - Nadine Valezquez and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Edwige Fenech

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

American Power - Holy Smokes!

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 - Wuddya gonna do all alone on a Friday night? I'll tell ya...

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

"Silence is violence"

The rationalization of the weak minded, to excuse violence against those with whom they disagree, but are unable to convince through rational, reasonable, logical discourse.

-Mike B.

Friday, August 21, 2020

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Vintage Babe of the Week

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








Quote du jour

Blocking streets without notice, is not a peaceful assembly. It is a form of political intimidation.
-Dean Weingarten

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Sometimes, the Material Just Writes Itself

Quote du jour

Everyone needs to remember that good and noble causes can be, and have been, sullied and discredited by ideological extremists, fanatics, fundamentalists, authoritarians, hucksters, grifters, etc. who violate people’s rights and assault human dignity in the name of the cause.
-Robert P. George

Monday, August 17, 2020

Decision 2020

Heard Any of the New Loonie Leftist Conspiracy Theories?

Quote du jour

Why are voters turning against Trump because of Covid? What did he do wrong? I don’t get it. Hindsight is 20-20. But no one could have guessed that Covid would jump so fast. And what can Joe Biden, who can barely talk, do to make it any better? Biden recently called Mr. Trump “America’s first racist president.” Wait a minute, senator. How about the 10 or so presidents who owned slaves? How about FDR, who refused to desegregate the armed forces in World War II, or Woodrow Wilson, who insisted on a totally segregated military? Or Jimmy Carter, who vowed to maintain the “ethnic purity” of neighborhoods?
-Ben Stein

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Groundbreaking News!

I just got this from Woodsterman Odie:


It came with the caption "Proof Positive that CATs don't always land on their feet".

Which is obviously false! No, this is an example of the first China to the US hole through the middle of the Earth, and it was accomplished with American made hardware!

A Little Sunday Night Music

I Love You Lord - Linda McKechnie · The Don Marsh Chorus and Orchestra

Quote du jour

Godliness is something more than religion. Make God's glory your object in life; live in his sight; dwell close to him; seek for fellowship with him; and thou hast "godliness".
-Charles H. Spurgeon

Saturday, August 15, 2020

A Little Saturday Night Music

The Shadow Of Your Smile · Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

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
Kamala Harris Lies Repeatedly in First Speech as Biden’s Running Mate

55 Things You Need to Know About Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris Top Ten

Joe Biden on Gun Control: Understanding Biden's 2020 Platform and the Second Amendment




Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics

Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

Sunday Funnies, 08-09-20

Today's Toons 8/5/20, Today's Toons 8/6/20, Today's Toons 8/7/20

Today's Toons 8/10/20, Today's Toons 8/11/20




Linkfests:
Larwyn’s Linx: Biden’s Pretend Campaign

In The Mailbox: 08.10.20

Larwyn’s Linx: Everything They Can Do, He Has Done Better!

In The Mailbox: 08.11.20

Larwyn’s Linx: Kamala Harris Is No Moderate


In The Mailbox: 08.12.20

Larwyn’s Linx: The State of Our Cities That Our Media Is Hiding From You

In The Mailbox: 08.13.20

In The Mailbox: 08.14.20



Dave's Rule Five Roundup:

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

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE ENTHUSIASM GAP 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 - Bill & Ted Face The Music 🎸

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 - Some Friday Night GIFs

The Daley Gator - Daley Babe

Diogenes Middle Finger News - A Good Monday Morning

A View from the Beach - Rule 5 Saturday - Thirty Five Years of Ava Fabian and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Dianne Foster

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

American Power - Claudia Romani

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

What's the difference between Antifa tearing down a statue and Ralph Northam tearing down a statue?

Yeah. Me neither!

-Mike B.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Joe Biden Oldie

"U.S. Flag 'Primes' Voters Toward Republican Viewpoints"


Rush reminded me of this this AM:

Just a glimpse at the American flag can sway voters, even Democrats, toward more Republican voting behavior, attitudes and beliefs, a new two-year study says.

The authors, from the University of Chicago, Cornell University and Hebrew University, say the research proves the American flag has a powerful effect on voters.

"A single exposure to an American flag resulted in a significant increase in participants' Republican voting intentions, voting behavior, political beliefs, and implicit and explicit attitudes, with some effects lasting eight months," reads the study titled, "Long-Term Effects of U.S. Flag Exposure on Republicanism."


Can't say for certain that it's true, but it never hurts to display the symbol of our great country on every suitable occasion.

I've placed a small flag at the top of the sidebar. Let's turn the Internet red white and blue between now and 2012 November.