Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Little Saturday Night Music

The Contours - Do You Love Me

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

Forget ‘De-funding Police,’ AOC Now Wants to Abolish the Prison System
Lies Pile up on Day One of the January 6th Hearings



Culture
Feel Good Friday
Woke Dies at the Box Office, Including LeBron James’ ‘Space Jam’ Sequel - Nolte
Liberalism as Organized Ignorance - Justified Police Shooting Gets Protested
The Doctor Will Stab You Now - Lee Kiefer first American to win gold medal in women’s foil fencing
Democrat Chickens Roosting
Your Daley Gator Video Clip O’ The Day
37% of Criminals Released From Prison Get Re-Arrested Within ONE YEAR





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics
Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies
Today's Toons 7/21/21
Sunday Funnies, 07-25-21
Today's Toons 7/22/21
Today's Toons 7/23/21
Joe Biden has decided to free an Al Qaeda commander who helped bomb the Buddhas






Linkfests:
Larwyn’s Linx: Unrestricted Mass Border Invasion Continues, Report: 1 Million Illegal Entries in June
In The Mailbox: 07.26.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Sorry, Fauci, but lockdown theater is over and the US is not going back
In The Mailbox: 07.27.21
Larwyn’s Linx: The Crying Game: Tears Flow Like Soy at Dem Review of Worst Day In U.S. History
In The Mailbox: 07.28.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Migrants arrive at US border from all over the world: 'We are seeing a permanent change'
In The Mailbox: 07.29.21
In The Mailbox: 07.30.21




Dave's Rule Five Roundup:

Proof Positive - Best of the Web

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE VACCINE SKEPTICS FRIDAY

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

Evi L. Bloggerlady - Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over Black Widow ️

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

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 - Rule 5 Saturday - Another Sci-Fi Cutie - Jewel Staite and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Taryn Power

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

American Power - Driving Ms. Daisy?

Woodsterman - Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

The Other McCain - Rule Five Sunday: Bunny Girl Senpai

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

Wired Right - A Beautiful End to the Day

The View from Lady Lake - There are things girls are VERY Good at. These just really aren't those things.

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

Quote du jour

Excuse me, but doesn't an LGBTQ flag discriminate against straight people by their exclusion? By what right does the federal government discriminate against anyone on the basis of their sexual orientation?

- Mike B, on flying the LGBQT flag, under the American flag, at American embassies and consulates

Friday, July 30, 2021

Free Gun Friday


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 - Lava Field Camo by Weichel Armament 
 - Aero Precision M4E1 Enhanced receiver set 
 - 15" Enhanced M-Lok Handguard 
 - 16" 5.56 Barrel 
 - VG6 Epsilon 
 - Aero Precision BREACH Charging Handle 
 - Black Nitride BCG 
 - Geissele Super Semi-Automatic Enhanced (SSA-E) Trigger 
 - Magpul Furniture 
 - Crimson Trace CTS-1000 

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Quote du jour

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

- Robert Brault

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Quote du jour

Write a short story every week. It's not possible to write 52 bad short stories in a row.

-Ray Bradbury

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Quote du jour

"...(Liz) Cheney spoke about her ‘constitutional duty’ to make sure Trump could never run for office again.

...I’m not seeing that “duty” anywhere in the Constitution, but then again, I’m not Liz Cheney. Maybe it’s somewhere in the penumbras and emanations?

- Michael McDaniel

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Quote du jour

"Never underestimate the ability of a small group of dedicated people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

- Margaret Mead

Monday, July 26, 2021

Quote du jour

“Every American has the right to vote, except their (the Democrats) less-favored voting blocs, which are violent felons, illegal immigrants, and the dead.”

-Greg Gutfeld

Sunday, July 25, 2021

A Little Sunday Night Music

Andrew Peterson - Is He Worthy?

Quote du jour

"May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but the opportunity to do what is right."

- Peter Marshall

Saturday, July 24, 2021

A Little Saturday Night Music

Trouble's Back In Town - Wilburn Brothers

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

Furious restaurant owners vent at Biden telling them to raise wages
Kamala Harris Has No Future - Daniel Greenfield
Biden/ Democrat-controlled Senate installed more federal judges during the first 6 months of presidency than any administration since Nixon
'We lost': Some U.S. veterans say blood spilled in Afghanistan was wasted
New Border Wall Construction Begins near West Texas Town



Culture
Feel Good Friday
California Court Strikes Down Law That Criminalized Certain Uses of Non-Preferred Pronouns
Civil War History: Kibbitzing - Robert Stacy McCain
Officer stands in rain for WW2 soldier (video)





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics
Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies
Today's Toons 7/14/21
Sunday Funnies, 07-18-21
Today's Toons 7/15/21
Today's Toons 7/16/21







Science/ Technology
California Oil Regulators Deny New Fracking Permits





Linkfests:
Larwyn’s Linx: The Real Story of January 6
In The Mailbox: 07.19.21
Sometimes I worry, REALLY worry about our nation
Larwyn’s Linx: The New Orthodoxy: Jurisdiction over your Thoughts
In The Mailbox: 07.20.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Did the FBI drive the Whitmer kidnapping plot?
In The Mailbox: 07.22.21 (Afternoon Edition)
Larwyn’s Linx: How CRT-style ‘equity’ ideology plunged South Africa into inequality and chaos
In The Mailbox: 07.23.21 (Morning Edition)
Larwyn’s Linx: Biden’s dangerous assault on freedom of speech
In The Mailbox: 07.23.21 (Evening Edition)
Larwyn’s Linx: Taiwan Is Next, but Should We Care?




Dave's Rule Five Roundup:

Proof Positive - Best of the Web

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE MISERY INDEX FRIDAY

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

Evi L. Bloggerlady - Cosmic Sin: A Review️

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

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 - Rule 5 Saturday - Taylor Anne Ramirez and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Dyanne Thorne

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

American Power - Kate Upton Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013

Woodsterman - Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

The Other McCain - Rule Five Sunday: Rumiko Manbagi

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

Wired Right - A Beautiful End to the Day

The View from Lady Lake - There are things girls are VERY Good at. These just really aren't those things.

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

Quote du jour

An educated man can quote both Shakespeare and the Bible. A wise man can tell the difference!

- Mike B

Friday, July 23, 2021

Free Gun Friday

Free Gun Friday? Already?? Tempus fugit! 


 It you want to throw your hat in the ring, you can enter here.

Quote du jour

If anyone aboard a cruise ship brought a drone with them, it's technically an aircraft carrier.

- anonymous

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Quote du jour

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”

– Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Quote du jour

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Fleebagger Hypocrisy

One of the Texas Democrats who fled the state to protest a GOP-backed voter ID bill promoted an event that required park cleanup volunteers to provide multiple proofs of identification—standards the lawmakers have declared onerous and racist.


Hypocrrisy much, Fleebagger?

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Texas Fleebaggers Hold a Presser


Don't know if they didn't invite that many from the press, or if the press was just afraid to attend, with so many COVID Marys present?

Quote du jour

There are two kinds of people in this country: people who love the American flag and what it stands for, and people who need to leave.

- Sean Davis

Monday, July 19, 2021

Quote du jour

'Nil desperandum. That is a Motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a Spark of patriotick fire, we will enkindle it.'

—Samuel Adams, Letter to James Warren, 09 December 1772

Sunday, July 18, 2021

A Little Sunday Night Music

My Worth Is Not In What I Own (Feat. Fernando Ortega ) - Keith & Kristyn Getty

Quote du jour

I think the greatest weakness in the church today is that almost no one believes that God invests His power in the Bible. Everyone is looking for power in a program, in a methodology, in a technique, in anything and everything but that in which God has placed it—His Word. He alone has the power to change lives for eternity, and that power is focused on the Scriptures.

-R.C. Sproul

Saturday, July 17, 2021

A Little Saturday Night Music

J.S. Bach, Cello Suite No 1 - Julia Lange, Classical Guitar

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

Peter Schweizer: Our Copy of Hunter Biden’s Laptop Confirms ‘Joe Biden Was a Direct Beneficiary’ of His Son’s Deals

Student Loans Paid Off For Some By Biden


Culture
Feel Good Friday

Is there evidence of systemic racism in the United States?
Blizzard of Lies Hits Legoland - Mark Steyn





Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics
Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies
Today's Toons 7/7/21
Sunday Funnies, 07-11-21
Today's Toons 7/8/21
Today's Toons 7/9/21
Today's Toons 7/12/21
Today's Toons 7/13/21




Linkfests:
Larwyn’s Linx: Richard Grenell Urges Federal Action Over Alleged Unmasking of Tucker Carlson
In The Mailbox: 07.12.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Ignoring Georgia Illegal Voting Proves Democrats Don’t Care About Election Integrity At All
In The Mailbox: 07.13.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Tucker Receives Whistleblower Report That U.S. Military Transporting Illegal Aliens Around Country
In The Mailbox: 07.14.21
In The Mailbox: 07.15.21
In The Mailbox: 07.16.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Nancy and Paul Pelosi Making Tens of Millions in Buying Stocks in Companies She Regulates



Dave's Rule Five Roundup:

Proof Positive - Best of the Web

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE HUNTER’S LAPTOP FRIDAY

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

Evi L. Bloggerlady - La Fanciulla del West️

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

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 - Rule 5 Saturday - Lindsey Harrod and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Ava Gardner

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

American Power - Sammy Braddy

Woodsterman - Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

The Other McCain - Rule Five Sunday: Natasha Romanova Redux

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

Wired Right - A Beautiful End to the Day

The View from Lady Lake - We don't give enough credit to the beautiful women of England.

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

Quote du jour

"Insanity is electing a Democrat over and over expecting different results!"

- Mike B

Friday, July 16, 2021

Free Gun Friday

Once again, it's Free Gun Friday!




One Lucky Winner Will Receive:

- SIG P320 Compact Grip Module
- Slide Parts Kit
- Killer Innovations Velocity Barrel
- SIG P320 Compact Revolutions Slide
- SIG XRAY Night Sights P320
- Sig Sauer P320 Lower Parts Kit

A combined retail value of over $1,200! 

Enter here.

Quote du jour

"Those who say the blood of, the blood of patriots, you know, and all the stuff about how we’re gonna have to move against the government. Well, the tree of liberty is not watered with the blood of patriots. What’s happened is that they’re never been — if you want, if you think you need to have weapons to take on the government, you need F-15s and maybe some nuclear weapons."

- Joe Biden
Sure, Joe. That's how we defeated the British Empire in 1776! Shorter Biden: "Who you gonna believe? Thomas Jefferson or your own lying eyes?"

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Quote du jour

“One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.”

-Henry Ford

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Karens on a Plane

May God have pity on Texas!

Quote(s) du jour

“There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time.”

- George Orwell

"We can DO that??"
-Joe Biden

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Quote du jour

“Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.”

– Milton Friedman

Monday, July 12, 2021

Quote du jour

"Commerce is a game of skill, which every man can not play, which few men can play well."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, July 11, 2021

A Little Sunday Night Music

O The Deep, Deep Love Of Jesus - Selah

Joe and Kammie's Excellent Adventure

Quote du jour

The glory of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.

- Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Saturday, July 10, 2021

A Little Saturday Night Music

Let It Be - Gabriella Quevedo

Jill's Fashion Sense

Jill's Fashion Sense has come to her aid many times, when Joe wants to play "Sniff the Babysitter".

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

‘Gun Violence’ Propaganda

CNN’s ‘Hero’ Voter Is a Felon

Culture
Feel Good Friday
Another GOOD GUY WITH A GUN STORY

The Ghost of Andrew Breitbart






Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics
Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies
Today's Toons 6/30/21
Sunday Funnies, 07-04-21
Today's Toons 7/1/21
Today's Toons 7/2/21
Today's Toons 7/5/21
Today's Toons 7/6/21




Science/ Technology
‘Light Fuse and Get Away’




Linkfests:
Larwyn’s Linx: How the Democrats fell for Mussolini
In The Mailbox: 07.06.21 (Morning Edition)
Larwyn’s Linx: Border still wide open as fears arise that Peru’s “Lambda COVID” strain may be resistant to vaccines
In The Mailbox: 07.07.21 (Evening Edition)
Larwyn’s Linx: A Chinese ‘Spy Recruitment’ Scholar Is Now Running Joe Biden’s NSA Personnel Department

Larwyn’s Linx: Tucker Carlson Says NSA Is Leaking The Contents Of His Emails To Journalists
In The Mailbox: 07.08.21

In The Mailbox: 07.09.21

Dave's Rule Five Roundup:

Proof Positive - Best of the Web

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE ALBERTAN INDEPENDENCE FRIDAY

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

Evi L. Bloggerlady - Betty Gilpin️

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

Grouchy Old Cripple - Saturday Boobage

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

The Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale

The Daley Gator - Daley Babe

Diogenes Middle Finger News - A Good Monday Morning

A View from the Beach - Rule 5 Saturday - Darcy Donovan and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - April Kent

Knuckledraggin My Life Away - I'm sure she's taken, men And ... I’ll leave you with this
Last week's stuff will have to do till Wirecutter gets back from vacation.

American Power - Beautiful Women

Woodsterman - Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

The Other McCain - Rule Five Sunday: Agent Carter

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

Wired Right - A Beautiful End to the Day

The View from Lady Lake - Women don't wear stockings anymore - it's a shame, really

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

Quote du jour

What Joe Biden has recreated on our southern border, is the DMV, minus the hope of ever getting out.

-Mike B

Friday, July 9, 2021

Feel Good Friday

 


"LaVonte Dell was recently pulled over, writing on his Facebook page: ”Yesterday I was pulled over in Westland for my window tint. This stop was nothin like I thought it would be. He got my s—t and was walking back to the car and seen my daughter wasn’t in a car seat. 

So he asked me to get out and speak with him. He asked why didn’t she have one and I told him all I been thru this year like I barely making it because of these garnishments and I really don’t like asking people for (stuff). Do you know this white police officer told me to follow him to Walmart on Ford road and he purchased my daughter a car seat with his own money. 

If you would have seen us in Walmart u would have thought we were best friends. It was like night and day. U got me hella tats walkin side by side with a white officer Westland at that. I’ve been calling all day trying to get his name because I was so in shock. I didn’t even look at his name tag. Never judge a book by it’s cover it’s most def is some good guys left. I told him I never met a officer like u. He said I’m just doing my job what good would giving u a ticket do besides putting u further in the hole making it harder on you to come up." 

Westward Police Department posted shortly thereafter. "The Westland Police Department would like to express how proud we are of the officer responsible, Officer Joshua Scaglione. We would also like to thank the driver, LaVonte Dell for coming forward and sharing this experience with us. In a world filled with negative stories, the fact that you shared yours has had an unbelievably positive impact on all of us. Thank you.” Credit: Westland Police Department."


H/T  GeorgeBalloutine 

Free Gun Friday

Free Gun Friday again. What? You didn't hear enough loud explodey things last weekend? Well, you're in luck! Handheld loud explodey things right here:
If you are so inclined, you may enter here.

Stormy and Bore Me

...in happier times!

Quote du jour

Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights.

- John Wooden

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Quote du jour

“Remember that the musket — the United States musket with its bayonet of steel — is better than all mere parchment guarantees of liberty.”

-Frederick Douglass

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Almost Everything is Awesome!

Quote du jour

"That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love."

- William Wordsworth

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Quote du jour

“Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”

—Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Monday, July 5, 2021

Quote du jour

"Men give me credit for some genius. All the genius I have lies in this; when I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. ...Then the effort that I have made is what people are pleased to call the fruit of genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought."

- Alexander Hamilton

Sunday, July 4, 2021

A Little Sunday Night Music

The Star-Spangled Banner - The Petersens
Stars and Stripes Forever — Boston Pops Orchestra & John Williams

Bonus Quote du jour

“Independence Day: freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

FLASH MOB: The Star Spangled Banner

Quote du jour

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

– The US Declaration of Independence

Saturday, July 3, 2021

A Little Saturday Night Music

Toby Keith - American Soldier

Sixteen Cents

God Bless America!

What do you get when you take a NASCAR race and a firearm manufacturer as a sponsor? You get this:

Wisconsin-based firearms manufacturer Henry Repeating Arms is announcing primary sponsorship of Kevin Harvick’s entry for the Henry 180 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America (Wi.) on July 3 with the #99 B.J. McLeod Motorsports Henry Repeating Arms Ford Mustang.

God Bless America!

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

Joe Biden entertained Hunter's Mexican billionaire business associates in the vice president's office in 2014- even flew with his son to Mexico City on Air Force 2 so Hunter could attend meetings




Culture

Guy has 100 million Lego pieces weighing 11 tons. Decides to build the “Forbidden City.”
Feel Good Friday
Watch: US Champ Simone Biles, Without a Word, Dispels the Notion That Women's Gymnastics Is Racist
Guy Named ‘Khaled Awad’ Stabs Rabbi in Front of a Synagogue: ‘The Motive … Was Not Immediately Clear,’ Police Say - Jaywalking not immediately ruled out as motive! Crosswalk rage a possibility?







Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics
Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies
Today's Toons 6/23/21
Clown Show Joe: Nobody Even Thought About Getting An F-15 Until He Brought Them Up
Sunday Funnies, 06-27-21
Today's Toons 6/24/21
Today's Toons 6/25/21






Science/ Technology
Handgun Slide Cycling: Proper Technique





Linkfests:
In The Mailbox: 06.28.21
Weekend Links
>In The Mailbox: 06.29.21

In The Mailbox: 06.30.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Tucker Outlines Biden Administration Logistic Program to Facilitate Southern Border Invasion
In The Mailbox: 07.01.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Microsoft Executive: DOJ Routinely Abuses Secrecy Orders to Seize Data From U.S. Citizens
In The Mailbox: 07.02.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Insurrectionists, white supremacists, and domestic Muslims are all the same people—us


Dave's Rule Five Roundup:

Proof Positive - Best of the Web

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE NORK FRIDAY

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

Evi L. Bloggerlady - Fashion Friday️

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

Grouchy Old Cripple - Saturday Boobage

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

The Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale

The Daley Gator - Daley Babe

Diogenes Middle Finger News - A Good Monday Morning

A View from the Beach - Rule 5 Saturday - Gabrielle Adrian and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Debra Paget

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

American Power - Here Comes Summer!

Woodsterman - Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

The Other McCain - Rule Five Sunday: Cottagecore Is The New Black

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

Wired Right - A Beautiful End to the Day ... Indeed!

The View from Lady Lake - Are Camaros as sexy as Mustangs? You be the judge - I can't call this one.

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

Quote du jour

"I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”

- John Adams

Friday, July 2, 2021

Free Gun Friday

What would the Fourth of July weekend celebration be without great food, fireworks and a Free Gun Friday?

Quote du jour

“I would die to preserve the law upon a solid foundation; but take away liberty, and the foundation is destroyed.”

– Alexander Hamilton

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Hot Dog! A Car-Be-Que!

We here at Proof Positive try to document the number of electric cars which self immolate. So far, the incidents have been plentiful.

A Tesla Model S Plaid erupted in flames as the owner was driving down the road on Tuesday, attorneys for the man said, briefly trapping him in the car after the electronically activated doors would not open.

Trapped inside the burning car? Well, that's a new one! Apparently this all happened the weekend after he picked up his new hot car!

Quote du jour

“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

- Thomas Jefferson

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Quote du jour

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Check Out Next Month's Vague Magazine!

See the Difference?

Quote du jour

The Constitution (should) never be used to ‘authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.’

- Samuel Adams

Monday, June 28, 2021

Quote du jour

To me the sea is a continual miracle,
The fishes that swim—the rocks—the motion of the waves—the ships with men in them,
What stranger miracles are there?

-Walt Whitman

Another Disgruntled US Olympian

We really need to screen these people better if they seek to represent the United States!
(Hint: They were playing our National Anthem for the Gold Medal Winner from the US)

Sunday, June 27, 2021

A Little Sunday Night Music

How Deep the Father's Love - Bonnie Knopf

Quote du jour

"I would rather teach one man to pray than ten men to preach."

-Charles H. Spurgeon

Saturday, June 26, 2021

A Little Saturday Night Music

Larry Groce - Junk Food Junkie

I thought of this song when I was grocery shopping this week. There were at least four, maybe five junk food items in the cart! Before the next round of Keto, we may even roast an Ewok!

Daytona Beach Police Shooter Captured

Othal “O’Zone” Wallace, the man accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer in the head this week, was captured early Saturday morning while hiding in a tree house...
Emphasis mine

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

Impeach Judge Carol Kuhnke

Joe Biden Blames Crime Surge on Mythical ‘Rogue’ Gun Dealers
Homicides Have Skyrocketed in Six Democratic Cities; Black People Are Disproportionately the Victims

Culture
Feel Good Friday
Illinois town holds Pride and Juneteenth parades, cancels July 4th celebration
>PRO-ABORT PRIEST LOSES JOB AFTER MEDIA STINK
Trans Athlete Chelsea Wolfe Said His ‘Goal’ Is To ‘Win The Olympics So I Can Burn A US Flag On The Podium’
WHEELS COMING OFF THE PROGRESSIVE BUS
$100,000 Reward for Suspect Who Shot Daytona Beach Cop in the Head






Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics
Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies
Today's Toons 6/16/21
Sunday Funnies, 06-20-21
Today's Toons 6/17/21
Today's Toons 6/18/21







Science/ Technology
Aircraft carrier CVN-78 "Gerald R. Ford" 40,000 Lb Shock Test....
Drought In The U.S. West Is The Worst In 1,200 Years Or Something




Linkfests:
Larwyn’s Linx: Questions About the FBI's Role in 1/6 Are Mocked Because the FBI Shapes Liberal Corporate Media
In The Mailbox: 06.21.21
Larwyn’s Linx: BlackRock in The White House
In The Mailbox: 06.23.21
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Dave's Rule Five Roundup:

Proof Positive - Best of the Web

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE FRIDAY

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

Evi L. Bloggerlady - Coney Island

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

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 - Rule 5 Saturday - Famke Janssen and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Jayne Mansfield

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

American Power - Been Busy

Woodsterman - Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

The Other McCain - Rule 5 Sunday: 2D > 3D?

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

Wired Right - A Beautiful End to the Day

The View from LadyLake - We have to go back in time and celebrate the bountiful, beautiful blondes of Playboy

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

Quote du jour

Misguided liberals are pushing to make "Juneteenth" a national holiday. But it was never a national celebration. It was a narrowly regional celebration for slaves who had been deceived about the war's end.
It celebrates two and a half years of free men being treated like slaves.
-Mike B

Friday, June 25, 2021

Free Gun(s) Friday

Two guns and lots of goodies up for grab this week!
If you don't live in a Democrat controlled city, you might not need the armor, but the rest of the stuff is pretty cool. You can enter here.

Quote du jour

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

- Oliver Goldsmith

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Quotes du jour

“Your mind will take the shape of what you frequently hold in thought, for the human spirit is colored by such impressions.”

- Marcus Aurelius

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he

- Proverbs 23:7

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Quote du jour

“If it turns out that an extraordinary percentage of the members of these groups involved in planning and executing the Capitol Siege were federal informants or undercover operatives, the implications would be nothing short of staggering. This would be far worse than the already bad situation of the government knowing about the possibility of violence and doing nothing. Instead, this would imply that elements of the federal government were active instigators in the most egregious and spectacular aspects of 1/6, amounting to a monumental entrapment scheme used as a pretext to imprison otherwise harmless protestors at the Capitol — and in a much larger sense used to frame the entire MAGA movement as potential domestic terrorists. This is what’s at stake in getting to the bottom of 1/6.”

- Darren Beattie

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Quote du jour

“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”

- Jim Rohn

Monday, June 21, 2021

One of the Problems of Belonging to a Whites Only Country Club

Quote du jour

"There is no happiness in life, there is only a mirage on the horizon, so cherish that."

-Vladimir Putin

Sunday, June 20, 2021

A Little Sunday Night Music

Psalm 150 (Praise the Lord) LIVE - Matt Boswell, Matt Papa

The Angelus

The Angelus A short story by Mary M. Isaacs


 

“In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful, In the Lord I will rejoice,

Look to God, do not be afraid.

Lift up your voices the Lord is near,

Lift up your voices, the Lord is near.”


 

The woman looked at her husband pleadingly as he prepared to go out the door for the day’s work. “Couldn’t we just keep saying it only in the morning and at day’s end, as we have been?”

“Alison, we’ve talked about this. It’s time. We can’t hide in fear any longer. You know we are to speak boldly.”

“But they will hurt you, maybe take you away. Maybe I’ll never see you again. Maybe they will come for me.”

Daniel came back from the door and put his canteen on the table. He took his wife into his arms. “You know what to do. Go to your cousin Joseph’s house after lunch. They will keep you safe until we see what happens. There’s plenty of room there for you—we have no children to protect. Yet.” And he smiled at her.

She clung to him. “If they take you away, there never WILL be any children.”

His smile broadened and he put his hand gently on her belly. “We have this one.”

She pulled back and stared at him. “How could you know that? I’m not even sure myself!”

“God told me,” he said simply, as he looked at her.

“But,” she stammered, “isn’t that more reason for you to be careful, then? For you not to do this? How can I raise a child without you?”

“How can we raise a child without God?” he countered sternly. His wife had no reply but leaned her forehead on his chest as she held him tightly. “You know I have to do this, Alison. I hope I will not be alone, but even if no one else speaks out, that won’t matter. I must.”

“I love you so,” her words came out muffled as she pressed closer to him. “God watch over you and keep you safe--every hour, every minute.”

“Alison,” he whispered. “Dear heart…” and he kissed the top of her head. “Get everything ready to take to Joseph’s. I want to know that you will be safe.”

She pulled back and looked up at his face, searchingly. He leaned over and kissed her. “I will see you at dinner. Deo volente,” he added.

The woman reached up to touch his cheek. “I will get everything ready for dinner before I go. I will make something special for you, Daniel!” and she tried to smile at him. “It will be a surprise,” then she turned away abruptly, in order not to see him leave. After she heard the door close behind him, however, she put her hands over her face and allowed the tears to fall.

…………

Daniel worked steadily that morning, his mind only half on what he was doing. It was largely unskilled labor but did require some concentration on his part. Nevertheless, in the back of his mind he was keeping track of the time left before everyone stopped for lunch.

All the workers ate together in a large dining hall, watched by the ever-present guards. The midday meal was provided by the state and was filling, if uninspiring. The menu was designed merely to keep all the men healthy and fit, not to entertain them. The workers sat at long tables, which had been set with full plates. Everyone was expected to eat what was served to them; afterwards, they all returned to their duties.

Today was no exception to the usual procedure. The men filed into the dining hall, sat at their assigned seats for that week, and began to eat. Daniel barely glanced at his food; he had something else on his mind.

………

Alison finished her preparations for dinner, keeping one eye on the clock. She had managed to remain calm all morning as she cleaned the house, prepared for dinner, and packed a small bag to take to her cousin’s house. But now it was almost noon…. She stopped everything she was doing while watching the minute hand move forward slowly. Fear and apprehension flooded through her as the hour approached.

Finally it was twelve o’clock. She stood still for a moment, trembling, and then closed her eyes. Folding her hands together tightly, she took a deep breath and began to speak, saying both verse and response because she was alone. As word followed word, suddenly all fears were gone. Her voice stopped shaking and a sense of peace filled her soul.

“The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary/And she conceived of the Holy Ghost/Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee…”

…………………….

Daniel had stood up from the table to begin his reciting. He continued through the loud murmuring of voices all around him.

…blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.”

As Daniel’s steady voice gradually fell on their ears, the men at his table stopped eating and looked up at him. Recognition flashed in the eyes of a few.

“Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.”

Across from him, one man put down his fork and stood up in respectful silence. Others at the table looked from him to the speaker, bewildered.

“Behold the handmaiden of the of the Lord/Be it done unto me according to thy word.”

Another man stood up quietly, with bowed head. The noise at nearby tables diminished as more men looked to see what was happening. Silence rippled away from the first table, moving through the room like a wave across water.

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee…” and a second voice joined Daniel’s, from two tables away. “Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.”

As a growing hush filled the room, the guards looked around and at each other, uncertainty on their faces. The guard at Daniel’s table left the room quickly. Daniel noted that, even as he continued speaking. He quelled the fear that went through him and went on reciting the prayer.

“Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.”

By this time, several voices had joined in, and additional men were standing quietly. “And the Word was made flesh. And dwelt among us.”

……

At almost the same moment, Alison whispered the response: “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus…”

……………..

“Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.”

Some of the guards remained frozen in their places, but a few began moving toward the several speakers.

“Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray…”

Suddenly, the brazen sound of an alarm ripped through the room. All the guards stopped what they were doing and ran for the doors. Daniel continued the prayer. “Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy grace into our hearts…”

By this time, men all around the room were on their feet, and several voices continued the prayer through to its conclusion: “…that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.” The room was rapidly emptied of guards as the alarm continued to blare out. None of the men at the tables paid any attention to it.

When the prayer came to an end, Daniel raised his voice slightly: “Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.” In his mind, he thought he could hear Alison’s voice, echoing the “Amen”.

There was utter silence after the last word was spoken. Then, almost simultaneously, the men sat back down and resumed eating their meal and starting quiet conversations, as if nothing unusual had taken place. Daniel sat, too, while exchanging a look with the man across the table, who had been the first to stand with him.

“Amen,” said the other man, with the shadow of a smile; then he looked back down to his plate and continued eating.

Daniel felt a little dizzy, but also exalted—until he saw their table guard re-enter the room and walk determinedly toward him. All the men around him fell silent, still eating slowly as their eyes watched the guard come near. He stopped beside Daniel and looked at him with an expressionless face. There was a short silence.

“I set off the alarm,” he said finally.

Daniel looked at him in surprise. “Why?” was all he could say.

The guard shrugged slightly. “You weren’t finished with your prayer, and they were going to stop you.” He paused. “I won’t be able to set it off every day, though.”

“I know,” Daniel said.

“So what are you going to do?”

“Get arrested eventually, I imagine.”

“Is it that important?” the guard asked, puzzled.

Daniel answered, “Yes, it is. That important.”

The guard continued to look at him speculatively. “Well, I’ll see what I can do.” He made a sketchy half-salute, then turned and started to walk away.

Daniel called after him quietly, “God bless you.”

The guard stopped and looked back over his shoulder. “Thank you,” he said, and then returned to his place, as the other guards started straggling back into the room, talking loudly amongst themselves.

………….

Daniel walked home at the end of the workday, not looking forward to going into a dark and empty house. A few of the men had thanked him privately during the afternoon, which heartened him, but actually having taken this step made him think about it differently. Was continuing to do this really worth endangering Alison and their child? What would they do without him? How could she cope alone if he was arrested and taken away? Doubts crept into his thoughts.

He reached his house and opened the door but stopped abruptly when he saw Alison setting the table. She put down the plate she had been holding and ran to him, calling his name. Dropping his empty canteen on the floor, he received her into a strong embrace. They held each other in silence until Daniel released her slightly and said, “Alison…I’m glad you’re here. But why didn’t you go to your cousin’s house?”

She looked up at him intently. “Something unusual happened at noon today, didn’t it, Daniel? What was it?”

He smiled at her. “I’m not completely sure, but…I think God sent an angel.”

She nodded in agreement. “I knew there must have been something because all my fears ended right then. Completely. That’s why I never went to Joseph’s house. I knew you’d be coming home today.” She tipped her head, her face asking the question. “So, what about tomorrow?”

He looked at her closely and could see that she had spoken the truth: there was no trace of fear or worry in her expression. There was only a settled peace. Her trust challenged his doubts.

“I don’t know what will happen tomorrow. I wasn’t the only one who prayed”--she whispered “amen” at that--“and I don’t know what God has in mind. But what do you say--shall I do it again tomorrow?”

“Could you keep silent now, after today?” she asked.

He paused for a moment. “No,” he said simply.

Alison smiled and reached up to cradle his face, then pulled his head down to kiss him. “I love you, Daniel.”



“In the Lord I’ll be ever thankful, in the Lord I will rejoice,

Look to God, do not be afraid.

Lift up your voices, the Lord is near,

Lift up your voices, the Lord is near.”

 _________________________________________________________

“In the Lord I’ll Be Ever Thankful”, by the Taize Community.


Mary M. Isaacs, copyright 2021, from a forthcoming book.