Friday, April 30, 2021

Sic Transit Vintage Babes of the Week


They say that all good things must come to an end. I didn't have the heart to tell anybody yesterday, but Monica Lewis was our last Vintage Babe of the Week. The VBotW was not our first Rule Five acquisition. A blog I used to follow had a "Friday Night Babe" series which was discontinued after the blogger in question got married. Guess the missus was not a fan? Anyhoo, I took up the mantle and there was a Friday Night Babe every week for a little over eleven years.
The Vintage Babes came along a little less than ten years ago, as a kind of tribute to the nose art and pin up pictures of Betty Grable and Rita Hayworth our fathers and grandfathers took to war with them, to remind them a little bit of what they were fighting for. The original plan was to go back and recreate all the Vintage Babes that TinyPic wiped out. I have a list of around 100 names and IMDB links for about the next two years if anyone is moved to assume this mantle for themselves.
Email me if you're interested.
Bon soir, lovely ladies. It's been real!

The Vintage and Friday Night Babe collections are both back up on the sidebar.

Show and Tell

Free Gun Friday

Friday, again?? Tempus fugit! Two lucky winners will receive a handgun inspired by two movie classics: Dirty Harry and Robocop.
The Robocop weapon was originally designed on the full auto Beretta 93R, but budgetary concerns made it a Taurus PT92. The Smith and Wesson Model 29 needs no introduction. All that engraving would probably discourage me from using it as my 'go to' range weapon, but if some punk felt lucky enough to visit it here in the bunker, I'd be willing to put a round through it! You can enter here.

Quote du jour

“Pleasure is seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.”

-Samuel Johnson

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Vintage Babe of the Week

My favorite Vintage Babe of the Week was Monica Lewis. I actually started following her on Twitter and she followed me back. Her Vintage Babe of the Week post was one of the last things she saw on this  Earth before she passed away on June 12, 2015.


I originally had a different babe queued up for Jun 11, 2015, but, not to be morbid, I noted that Christopher Lee had just passed at age 93. I wanted to make sure she would see it, so I bumped the other babe and put on a little speed to finish Monica's that week. Little did I know... Life is short, people. Love 'em while you have 'em!

The Real Reason Joe Wears the Mask in Public

Quote du jour

“I think most white people and black people are great people. I really believe that in my heart, but I think our system is set up where our politicians — whether they’re Republicans or Democrats — are designed to make us not like each other so they can keep their grasp of money and power. They divide then conquer.”

-Charles Barkley

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Quote du jour

"Critical Race Theory is bunk."

-Brit Hume

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Schumer Studies His Legislative Agenda

Sex in Advertising

Does it say something more about me or about the state of broadcast television, that my favorite thing to watch on TV these days is the Allstate commercial, where the guy sings along with his hood ornament?

Quote du jour

“A man too broad for prejudice, too humane to despise the humblest, too great to be small at any point. In him the Negro found a protector, the Indian a friend, a vanquished foe a brother, an imperiled nation a savior.”

- Frederick Douglass, on Ulysses S. Grant

Monday, April 26, 2021

Quote du jour

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."

- Henry Ford

Sunday, April 25, 2021

A Little Sunday Night Music

I Stand Amazed - Celtic Worship

The White Bird

A modern, yet timeless fairy tale...



      Once there was a Princess who thought too highly of herself. 

     Her mother, the Queen, had adored her little girl—her first child—whom she called “Rosabel”, after the hundreds of perfect rosebuds the King had brought to her at the child’s birth.

     The Queen was a gentle and loving woman, and planned to raise her daughter to be generous, good, and humble, as befits a princess. Unfortunately, she died before Rosabel was a year old. Although her father, the King, was an intelligent and effective ruler, he had no idea how to raise a child. In addition, he had a barely-realized fear of also losing his little daughter, the only reminder of his beloved wife. Rosabel was indulged in every way, therefore, and allowed to have anything she wanted, no matter how foolish or selfish. As a result, she grew to be a self-centered, headstrong, spoiled young lady, as could have been predicted by anyone with an ounce of sense. But there was no one to prevent it from happening, so the Princess grew more and more difficult and contrary as the years passed by. Nothing was good enough for her: food, clothing, entertainments, her father’s regard, the courtiers’ deference, the people’s respect—even the daily weather always fell short. She was never satisfied with anything.

      When she came to marriageable age, her father despaired of finding a suitor who would be acceptable to her, his only child. She found something objectionable about each one: they were all too short, too fat, too plain, too ugly, too rude, too boring, too anything else that occurred to her. The king, who wanted grandchildren to enjoy in his old age, became more and more annoyed as time went by.

     One day, as the Princess amused herself by doing nothing useful at all, she became drowsy and lay down to sleep. As she slept, she dreamed—and in her dream, a figure surrounded by shimmering light came walking toward her from a long distance away. As the person drew closer, the Princess’ dreaming heart began to beat faster. It was a man, but a man like none she had ever seen before. This man did not approach with arrogant pride or fawning servility, as had the myriads of suitors she had rejected. This man walked in calm strength, sure of himself, with clear eyes and a noble face. The Princess trembled a little at his approach, sensing for the first time in her life that she herself might be judged. It was a completely unfamiliar feeling for her.

     The man came as close as a few arms’ lengths, and there stopped. The bright light faded until it was just barely there. He looked at Rosabel with steady, measuring eyes, eyes that held a mixture of pity, love, and regret. The Princess, usually never at a loss for words, even in her sleep, was struck with silence. She could only look at the man, waiting for him to speak.

     Which he did. “I came to ask you to be my wife,” he said, while gazing directly at her, “but the time is not right.”

     Rosabel’s heart, which had leaped at his first words, now sank within her. “Not right?” she said, stretching out her arms to him. “Why isn’t it right? I will go anywhere with you!”

     The man repeated sadly, “The time is not right. I am under an enchantment which I cannot explain, and you are not ready. I must leave now.”

     A sharp pain, such as she had never felt before, shot through the Princess. “Please don’t go!” she pleaded, as dream tears gathered in her eyes and fell to the ground.

     “I will not leave you completely alone,” he said and turned to the side, raising his hand into the air. As Rosabel watched, a small white bird appeared and landed on his finger. He gently lowered the bird, smiled at it, and then held it out to her. “This bird carries my love for you, and will always be with you; it will also bring you your greatest desire in an hour of need. But guard it well—if you lose it, you lose me.”

     The Princess held out her hand toward him; the bird flew the short distance between them and settled upon her finger. She drew her hand back and looked for a moment at the little bird. When she looked up again, she saw that the man had turned and was walking away from her. Sorrowfully and silently, she watched him until he vanished in the shimmering veil.

     When she awoke from her dream, the bird was resting beside her. 

*****

     From that moment, Rosabel and the little bird were never apart. She carried it, cherished it, it was her constant companion. Every time she looked at it, she remembered the man’s gesture as he held out his hand to her—the movement of the bird from his hand to hers was a bridge linking them together. “It will bring you your greatest desire,” she recalled, and indeed it seemed to do that. Because it was a gift of his love, she felt him always with her whenever the little bird was close by. When she was awake, she thought of him; when she was asleep, she dreamed of him. My love will always be with you”—the bird’s constant presence was a guarantee of that promise.

     Because of this, the Princess became totally self-absorbed, and was more thoughtless and dismissive of others than ever before. She now cared nothing for everyone and everything around her. She refused to even see the suitors who came to the kingdom, seeking her hand. The King finally lost all patience with her. As he actually did have some wisdom—in everything other than child-rearing—he saw that continuing to present suitors to her was a complete waste of time. He determined to teach his daughter a lesson, one way or another; he soon came up with a hastily-conceived, drastic plan to force her obedience.

     One late afternoon he put his plan into action. Calling Rosabel to him in front of the assembled court, he formally banished her from his presence and commanded her to leave until she had come to her senses and agreed to choose a husband. The Princess looked at him blankly, not comprehending what he had just said, until two guards appeared and grasped her by her elbows. Gently, but firmly, they escorted her to the main entrance to the castle, thrust her through it, and barred the doors behind her.

     For a shocked moment she stood immobile. Then she remembered her dream lover’s words: “…if you lose it you lose me.”  “My little bird!” she shrieked, whirling around and pounding at the barred castle doors like a madwoman. It did no good, of course but she kept at it until she heard a soft sound overhead. The Princess looked up and saw something high in the sky. As joy filled her heart, she turned away from the gate, raising her hand into the air. The small white bird descended and landed upon her finger.

     Rosabel drew her hand close to her cheek and closed her eyes, feeling the light touch of the bird’s warm, feathery body against her skin. For a moment she thought of her dream lover—and in that instant, she saw his face in her mind. With a challenging look, he spoke to her: “If you journey, you will find me.” And then his image faded away.

     Journey? What did he mean? The Princess had never set foot beyond the royal quarters in her life, and now she was outside the castle walls. Where should she journey?

     With the bird perched on her arm, she looked around, seeing the city at close quarters for the first time ever.

Quote du jour

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny."

- C S Lewis

Saturday, April 24, 2021

A Little Saturday Night Music

Jesse Belvin - Goodnight My Love

Saturday Pet Peeve


For some reason, dwelling on the "power" of the decreased reminded me of the Tom Paxton song "Forest Lawn":
My likeness done in brass will stand in plastic grass
And weights and hidden springs will tip its hat to the mourners filing past!

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
Long Beach City Council: increased wages by $4/hour for workers employed at pharmacies & retail stores with 300 or more employees. - Reality: 300 or more unemployed employees
Delaware State Police have announced seven teenagers have been arrested in connection with several carjackings and violent attacks - suspects range in age from 14 to 16
‘The Squad’ Pushes To ‘Defund The Police’ While Spending Thousands On Private Security To Protect Themselves
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: How To Start A War
A mic drop moment on Voter ID laws (video)



Culture
Feel Good Friday
U.S. Women’s Soccer Players Refused The Same Pay Structure As Men. Now They’re Claiming ‘Sexism’ Led To Difference




Science/Technology

Two die in Texas after Tesla 'on auto-pilot with no one in driving seat' crashes into tree and starts massive four-hour fire
Form 1 How To Fill Out & Make an NFA Firearm – The Legal Brief ~ VIDEO
When Refinishing Guns Make Sure Your Gunsmith Does It The Right Way



Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics
Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

Sunday Funnies, 04-18-21
Today's Toons 4/14/21
Today's Toons 4/15/21
Today's Toons 4/16/21
Today's Toons 4/19/21
Today's Toons 4/20/21




Linkfests:
Larwyn’s Linx: Team-Left’s Legislation to Pack the Supreme Court: What Is It & What Does It Mean?
In The Mailbox: 04.19.21
Larwyn’s Linx: H.R. 1 Is the Pillow Over the Face of Federalism
In The Mailbox: 04.20.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Maxine Waters attacks Chauvin trial judge who criticized her 'confrontational' protest comments
In The Mailbox: 04.22.21 (Afternoon Edition)
Larwyn’s Linx: Chauvin Verdict Completes Total Collapse of Law, Order, and Due Process in Biden’s America
In The Mailbox: 04.22.21 (Evening Edition)
Larwyn’s Linx: Lunatic Democrats Invent the Nuclear Self-Decapitation Attack
In The Mailbox: 04.23.21


Dave's Rule Five Roundup:
Proof Positive - Vintage Babe of the Week - Bo Derek! and Best of the Web

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE TAKING THE HIGH GROUND FRIDAY

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

Evi L. Bloggerlady - Satyagraha ๐ŸŽญ

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 - Alyson Stoner - The Woman With No Childhood and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Virna Lisi

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 Five Sunday: Hane Ame

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

Wired Right - A Beautiful End to the Day

The View from LadyLake - Things that go bump on Friday night?

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

Quote du jour

Feminists are all for choice...whichever choice they assign you!
-Mike B

Friday, April 23, 2021

"Police Violence" and Other Leftist Garbage Terms

Change My Mind!

Friday Thoughts...

Free Gun Friday!

 It's Friday again! Your favorite day of the week. And why not? Look at all these goodies! Ten winners! 




1. The Armory TA9 9MM AR Pistol, Glock Mag Compatible,  4.5" Barrel, 33rd mag  Valued at $1,299.99

2. Two Birds Outdoors Tula Ammo 9M 1015 GR FMJ 2,000rds Steel case Valued at $1,280.00



3. Sig Sauer Romeo05 1x20mm Valued at $259.99

And more for the first prize winner, plus another  Armory TA9 9MM AR Pistol for the second prize winner, plus other great prizes, and combinations of prizes.


And to start the fun, you enter here!

Quote du jour

"History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are."

- David McCullough

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe of the Week is Bo Derek!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five Thursday)

"They're Killing Our (Well Armed) Babies!"


Editor's note: My apologies to anyone who saw the earlier uncorrected graphic, which identified the wrong Democrat flake quoted. I corrected the graphic prior to publication, but somehow failed to update the graphic. We apologize for any confusion.

Happy Lenin's Birthday! Er, Earth Day!

Quote du jour

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.

-Vladimir Lenin

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Words to Live By...Literally!

White Supremacy Strikes Again!

I think I've stumbled upon a new form of white supremacy. Hear me out! Poor white individuals have the advantage, yes I said advantage, of knowing that the world doesn't own them anything. Society doesn't owe them anything either.

As opposed to Black citizens who are told continually that the US owes them reparations for something their ancestors may or may not have suffered over 150 years ago. Poor whites know they're losers and that will never change until they get off their butts and try to make some changes.

Poor Black (losers) sit around and wait for their reparations, which the Democrats have promised them over and over again, with no results, because, quite frankly, it's easier for Democrats to milk the cattle on their plantation of voters than to tell a bunch of losers that America is the land of opportunity, and if they apply themselves, the only limitations will be those they place on themselves.

Quote du jour

“...the Biden administration is pursuing wind and solar energy projects and potential electric vehicle mandates. Since China has the corner on rare earth minerals used to manufacture renewable energy, there's an obvious problem. President Joe Biden could put the U.S. in a position in which it must rely on Chinese supply chains. This is tragic because it was only back in 2019 that the U.S. became energy independent for the first time in 62 years — meaning energy production in the U.S. exceeded consumption on an annual basis. This was not the result of mere happenstance but of deliberate public policy decisions that enabled hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling to boost oil and natural gas production... We might now lose these advantages.”

-Kevin Mooney

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

The Big Lie

I'll Take "What is Original Sin?" for 500 Alec!

Quote du jour

“The whole history of the world is summed up in the fact that, when nations are strong, they are not always just, and when they wish to be just, they are no longer strong.”

-Winston Churchill

Monday, April 19, 2021

Quote du jour

"Your proposal raises more red flags than the Chinese embassy!"

-Sen. John Kennedy to Joe Biden

Sunday, April 18, 2021

A Little Sunday Night Music

God of Wonders - Mark Baldwin

How's Your Burger, Mr. Prime Minister?

Quote du jour

Since the soul-enriching path of prayer is open to the very weakest saint; since no high attainments are required; since you are not bidden to come because you are an advanced saint, but freely invited if you be a saint at all; see to it, dear reader, that you are often in the way of private devotion. Be much on your knees, for so Elijah drew the rain upon famished Israel's fields.

-Charles H. Spurgeon

Saturday, April 17, 2021

A Little Saturday Night Music

California Dreamin' - Gabriella Quevedo

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
Former Navy SEAL, Trump admin official Latham Saddler enters Georgia Senate race

Putting Biden's Gun Control Claims to the Truth Test - John R. Lott
California unveils sweeping wildfire prevention plan amid record fire losses and drought
The border is even worse than you think
Gov. Ricketts Declares Nebraska a ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary State’
FBI Knew About Indianapolis Gunman



Culture
Feel Good Friday
Marxist Black Lives Matter Founder Didn’t Just Buy A Million Dollar Compound — She Bought FOUR High End Homes, Complete With Airplane Hangars
‘Equality’ and the Criminal
More Guns, Less... Suicides? In 2020, That Was The Case


Photoshops/Cartoons/Graphics
Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies

Sunday Funnies, 04-11-21
Today's Toons 4/5/21
Today's Toons 4/6/21
Today's Toons 4/7/21
Today's Toons 4/8/21
Today's Toons 4/9/21
Today's Toons 4/12/21




Science/ Technology
BOMBSHELL: Investigators for Attorney DePerno Reportedly Discover Modem Chips Embedded in Michigan Voting System Computer Motherboards




Linkfests:
Larwyn’s Linx: The border is even worse than you think
In The Mailbox: 04.12.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Congress Doesn’t Know Where Illegal Aliens Are Being Shipped Throughout U.S. (But The Cartels Do)
In The Mailbox: 04.13.21
Larwyn’s Linx: Stacey Abrams Chairs Group Collaborating Directly With The Chinese Communist Party
In The Mailbox: 04.15.21

In The Mailbox: 04.16.21 (Afternoon Edition)

In The Mailbox: 04.16.21 (Evening Edition)




Dave's Rule Five Roundup:
Proof Positive - Vintage Babe of the Week - Heather Locklear! and Best of the Web

Animal Magnetism - RULE FIVE CORRUPT FAMILY FRIDAY

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

Evi L. Bloggerlady - Rusalka ๐ŸŽญ๐ŸŒ•๐Ÿงœ๐Ÿป‍♀️

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 - Out of the Expanse - Cara Gee and Fish Pic Friday

24 Femmes Per Second - Jessica Walter

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

American Power - Twins?

Woodsterman - Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

The Other McCain - Rule Five Sunday: Selina Kyle & Catwoman

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

Wired Right - A Beautiful End to the Day

The View from LadyLake - When there's nothing to do on a Friday Night you can always do this:

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

Quote du jour

No. Racism is taught. Little black babies and little white babies hug on each other and kiss on each other all the time. Black and white toddlers play together and can be best friends. Adults, too!
Racism is an ideology, based on ignorance.
-Mike B, responding to the statement "All humans are by -nature- racist."

Friday, April 16, 2021

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs!

Thug Life

Fear Not! Free Gun Friday Forever!

It's Friday, and you know what THAT means? Free Gun Friday again!
You can enter here.

Quote du jour

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Life Lessons for Youths

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe of the Week* is Heather Locklear!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five Thursday)

Such a Deal!

Quote du jour

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.

– Patrick Henry

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Bless Their Hearts!

Quote du jour

“People think there’s a rigid class system here, but Dukes have even been known to marry chorus girls. Some have even married Americans.”

- Prince Phillip, circa 2000

Poor Tater!