Thursday, May 28, 2015

Is 'Red Shirt' Another Name for 'Corpseman'?

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Quote du jour

The Moonlight Bunny Ranch prostitutes formed a political group called Hookers for Hillary in Nevada Monday to raise money for her presidential candidacy. The hookers plan to raise lots of money the Hillary way. For an extra hundred dollars they'll change positions to suit the donor's needs.
-Argus Hamilton

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Medal of Honor

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Captain Roger Hugh C. Donlon


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while defending a U.S. military installation against a fierce attack by hostile forces. Capt. Donlon was serving as the commanding officer of the U.S. Army Special Forces Detachment A-726 at Camp Nam Dong when a reinforced Viet Cong battalion suddenly launched a full-scale, predawn attack on the camp. During the violent battle that ensued, lasting 5 hours and resulting in heavy casualties on both sides, Capt. Donlon directed the defense operations in the midst of an enemy barrage of mortar shells, falling grenades, and extremely heavy gunfire. Upon the initial onslaught, he swiftly marshaled his forces and ordered the removal of the needed ammunition from a blazing building. He then dashed through a hail of small arms and exploding hand grenades to abort a breach of the main gate. En route to this position he detected an enemy demolition team of 3 in the proximity of the main gate and quickly annihilated them. Although exposed to the intense grenade attack, he then succeeded in reaching a 60mm mortar position despite sustaining a severe stomach wound as he was within 5 yards of the gun pit. When he discovered that most of the men in this gunpit were also wounded, he completely disregarded his own injury, directed their withdrawal to a location 30 meters away, and again risked his life by remaining behind and covering the movement with the utmost effectiveness. Noticing that his team sergeant was unable to evacuate the gun pit he crawled toward him and, while dragging the fallen soldier out of the gunpit, an enemy mortar exploded and inflicted a wound in Capt. Donlon's left shoulder. Although suffering from multiple wounds, he carried the abandoned 60mm mortar weapon to a new location 30 meters away where he found 3 wounded defenders. After administering first aid and encouragement to these men, he left the weapon with them, headed toward another position, and retrieved a 57mm recoilless rifle. Then with great courage and coolness under fire, he returned to the abandoned gun pit, evacuated ammunition for the 2 weapons, and while crawling and dragging the urgently needed ammunition, received a third wound on his leg by an enemy hand grenade. Despite his critical physical condition, he again crawled 175 meters to an 81mm mortar position and directed firing operations which protected the seriously threatened east sector of the camp. He then moved to an eastern 60mm mortar position and upon determining that the vicious enemy assault had weakened, crawled back to the gun pit with the 60mm mortar, set it up for defensive operations, and turned it over to 2 defenders with minor wounds. Without hesitation, he left this sheltered position, and moved from position to position around the beleaguered perimeter while hurling hand grenades at the enemy and inspiring his men to superhuman effort. As he bravely continued to move around the perimeter, a mortar shell exploded, wounding him in the face and body. As the long awaited daylight brought defeat to the enemy forces and their retreat back to the jungle leaving behind 54 of their dead, many weapons, and grenades, Capt. Donlon immediately reorganized his defenses and administered first aid to the wounded. His dynamic leadership, fortitude, and valiant efforts inspired not only the American personnel but the friendly Vietnamese defenders as well and resulted in the successful defense of the camp. Capt. Donlon's extraordinary heroism, at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty are in the highest traditions of the U.S. Army and reflect great credit upon himself and the Armed Forces of his country.

Capt. Donlon: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are fewer than a hundre living MoH recipients today. Their names and their stories should not be forgotten. My mission is to honor one of those heroes here each week, and salute them for their courage and sacrifice. In the words of John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

“A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces, but also by the men it honors; the men it remembers.”

Quote du jour

"The utter flatness of the Earth, and the risk of falling off the edge, is the greatest threat to our military!"
-Barack Insane Obama

(Note: not a real quote, but uncomfortably close!)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...

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I may not be exactly sure what she's selling, but, I'm pretty sure I'm in the market!

Quote du jour

Chicago's Nation of Islam marked the ninetieth anniversary of the birth of black liberation hero Malcolm X. It's an awkward day for white people. Michael Moore walked outside wearing a Malcolm X t-shirt and a helicopter almost landed on him, while Joe Biden offered a toast to Malcolm the Tenth.
-Argus Hamilton

Monday, May 25, 2015

Hollywood Went to War

Fifth in the series Hollywood Went to War, is one of America's best known veterans: Jimmy Stewart

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A private pilot with 400 hours in the air, two years before Pearl Harbor, Jimmy Stewart wanted to be in the thick of it. He tried to enlist twice and was turned down twice for not meeting the weight requirement. He was finally able to enlist, as a private, but the first years of the war, Stewart was relegated primarily to flight instruction, for which he was well qualified, but Jimmy wanted more.

Stewart appealed to his commander, 30-year-old Lt. Col. Walter E. Arnold Jr., who understood his situation and recommended Stewart to the commander of the 445th Bombardment Group, a B-24 Liberator unit that had just completed initial training at Gowen Field and gone on to final training at Sioux City Army Air Base, Iowa.
World War II bomber pilot in 1943

In August 1943, Stewart was assigned to the 445th Bomb Group as operations officer of the 703d Bombardment Squadron, but after three weeks became its commander. On October 12, 1943, judged ready for overseas movement, the 445th Bomb Group staged to Lincoln Army Airfield, Nebraska. Flying individually, the aircraft first flew to Morrison Army Airfield, Florida, and then on the circuitous Southern Route along the coasts of South America and Africa to RAF Tibenham, Norfolk, England. After several weeks of training missions, in which Stewart flew with most of his combat crews, the group flew its first combat mission on December 13, 1943, to bomb the U-boat facilities at Kiel, Germany, followed three days later by a mission to Bremen. Stewart led the high squadron of the group formation on the first mission, and the entire group on the second. Following a mission to Ludwigshafen, Germany, on January 7, 1944, Stewart was promoted to major. Stewart was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions as deputy commander of the 2nd Combat Bombardment Wing on the first day of "Big Week" operations in February and flew two other missions that week.

On March 22, 1944, Stewart flew his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin. On March 30, 1944, he was sent to RAF Old Buckenham to become group operations officer of the 453rd Bombardment Group, a new B-24 unit that had just lost both its commander and operations officer on missions. As a means to inspire the unit, Stewart flew as command pilot in the lead B-24 on several missions deep into Nazi-occupied Europe. As a staff officer, Stewart was assigned to the 453rd "for the duration" and thus not subject to a quota of missions of a combat tour. He nevertheless assigned himself as a combat crewman on the group's missions until his promotion to lieutenant colonel on June 3 and reassignment on July 1, 1944, to the 2nd Bomb Wing, assigned as executive officer to Brigadier General Edward J. Timberlake. His official tally of mission credits while assigned to the 445th and 453rd Bomb Groups totaled 20 sorties. Receiving French Croix de Guerre with Palm in 1944

Stewart continued to make missions, uncredited, flying with the pathfinder squadron of the 389th Bombardment Group, with his two former groups, and with groups of the 20th Combat Bomb Wing. He received a second award of the Distinguished Flying Cross for actions in combat and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. He also received the Air Medal with three oak leaf clusters. Stewart served in a number of staff positions in the 2nd and 20th Bomb Wings between July 1944 and the end of the war in Europe, and was promoted to full colonel on March 29, 1945. On May 10, 1945, he succeeded to command of the 2nd Bomb Wing, a position he held until June 15. Stewart was one of the few Americans to rise from private to colonel in four years.

...Stewart continued to play a role in the United States Air Force Reserve after the war. Stewart received permanent promotion to colonel in 1953 and served as Air Force Reserve commander of Dobbins Air Reserve Base. He was also one of the 12 founders and a charter member of the Air Force Association in October 1945. Stewart rarely spoke about his wartime service but did appear in January 1974 in an episode of the TV series The World At War, "Whirlwind: Bombing Germany (September 1939 – April 1944)", commenting on the disastrous mission of October 14, 1943, against Schweinfurt, Germany. At his request, he was identified only as "James Stewart, Squadron Commander" in the documentary.

On July 23, 1959, Stewart was promoted to Brigadier General. During his active duty periods, he remained current as a pilot of Convair B-36 Peacemaker, Boeing B-47 Stratojet and B-52 Stratofortress intercontinental bombers of the Strategic Air Command. On February 20, 1966, Brigadier General Stewart flew as a non-duty observer in a B-52 on an Arc Light bombing mission during the Vietnam War. At the time of his B-52 flight, he refused the release of any publicity regarding his participation, as he did not want it treated as a stunt, but as part of his job as an officer in the Air Force Reserve. After 27 years of service, Stewart retired from the Air Force on May 31, 1968. He was promoted to major general on the retired list by President Ronald Reagan.

General Stewart, rest in peace, and thank you for your service.

Exotic Animals of the 2016 Campaign

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The Mike Huccameleon, Rockandrollimus Wannabeae , is part of a distinctive and highly specialized clade of old world lizards. (Not to be confused with wizards, which the Huck's church might frown upon.) Mike Huccameleons are distinguished by their zygodactylous feet; their very long, highly modified, rapidly extrudable tongues; their swaying gait and their ability to play bass guitar in garage bands.

Like snakes, chameleons do not have an eardrum. However, chameleons are not deaf: they can detect sound frequencies in the range of 200–600 Hz. Like I said...bass.

Smaller arboreal chameleons (both smaller species and smaller individuals of the same species) have recently been found to have proportionately larger tongue apparatuses than their larger counterparts, making them good for stump speeches and as talk show hosts.

Huccameleons are found in warm habitats that range from Arkansas to Iowa. As with most chameleons, the Mike Huccameleon is able to blend into his surroundings. His fiscal conservative coloration can be quite effective at a distance. Up close is another matter.

The Mike Huccameleon is a good natured creature and make an excellent pets. Although they have been known for decisions that come back to bite them.

Exotic Animals: Collect the whole set!

Donald Trumpetfish
Bernie Panders

Quote du jour

Hillary Clinton said that America's economy has "stalled". I believe her. I think the Benghazi hearings qualify her as an expert on that subject.
-Fred Thompson

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Michelle Obama Gets Props for Workout

Take a look at the First Lady working out with 35# free weights and compare that to her husband's anemic workout with the 10# weights. Sheesh! She has good form, and unless those dumbbells are Styrofoam, like her husband's Greek columns, she works out pretty regularly!

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PETA is Trolling for Attention

In fact, it's such a slow news day, you're probably not even reading this. But, despite the smell of desperation, I ran across the following story:

PETA Demands Bar Change Its Name Because ‘Ye Olde Fighting Cocks’ Is Offensive to Chickens

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to the oldest bar in Britain on Monday demanding that it change its historic name because “Ye Olde Fighting Cocks” is offensive to chickens. PETA director Mimi Bekhechi said the name should be changed to “Ye Olde Clever Cocks” because that would “celebrate chickens as the intelligent, sensitive and social animals they are,” according to an article in the Mirror. The pub is Britain’s oldest, according to Guinness World Records, and has had the name since 1872.

The name of a bar is offensive to chickens? Gosh. I would think that a sign that promised a "chicken wing happy hour" would be more disturbing! And, as "intelligent and sensitive" as chickens are, I don't think I've ever seen one take offense to any signs...or for that matter, any Foster Farms wrappers I might have left in the trash!

Quote du jour

“The best portion of a good man’s life. His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.”
—William Wordsworth

Saturday, May 23, 2015

A Little Saturday Night Music

Toby Keith - American Soldier

Best of the Web*

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*…that I’ve seen all week!

The Truth About Benghazi Slowly Emerges

Newly Released Documents Indicate Key Hillary Clinton Claim on Emails Was Not True

Clinton Says She’ll Only Appoint Supremes Who Will Overturn Citizens United Decision

Peter Schweizer Eviscerates Bogus "Newsman" George Stephan Poppinfresh

SHOCK EMAIL: Hillary Clinton Did Not Even Know Dead Ambassador’s Name

ISIS Strategy Is A Success!!!

Krauthammer: How Obama Lost Ramadi

LA Increases Minimum Wage, Employers Invest in Machines


Feds take to social media to combat paltry Michelle O lunch photos

Federal Government to Return $107,702 Seized From North Carolina Convenience Store Owner

Al Sharpton’s daughter sues city for $5M after spraining ankle -The leech doesn't fall far from the tree!

CONGRESSMAN: Changes needed in Jade Helm military exercises

Hillary Was Pushing For Tax Breaks To Benefit Clinton Library Donors

How Obama radically transformed America’s patent system

Did Mike Huckabee just go out on a limb?

How Stephanopolous Tried to Save Hillary in 2008

How To Colonize Mars: Send First Humans For Robot Maintenance

X-37B space plane to blast off tomorrow morning


Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies


Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

Today's Toons 5/15/15

Rising sea level

TGIF toons


LIVE AT SIX: 05.19.15

Larwyn's Linx: Media -- Use This One Weird Trick To Make Hillary Answer Questions!

Rule Five Roundup:
(While all Rule Five posts may be NSFW, I generally only flag the ones that are certainly NSFW)

90 Miles From Tyranny - hot pick, girls with guns, Rule Five Links, Women with weapons
, Women with weapons, Morning mistress

American Power- Victoria's Secret Model Lily Aldridge for Maxim


By Other Means - Cosplay, Seeing Red, Tuesday Tap, Rack, and Bang

The Daley Gator – Daley Babes -Aisha Talia , Taylor Swift the hottest woman of 2015?

Daily Mail – Alexis Bellino

Random Hotties

E.B.L. - Nudes! Nudes! Nudes!

Good Monday Morning

Feral Irishman - "Twix Tricks"

Friday Night Babe - Alicia Arden

Good Stuff's Cyber World #191

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad World -The Friday Girl

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Good Morning girl, Coming & going

My Muse Shanked Me - Kristanna Loken

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

Pitsnipes Gripes - Eyes have it

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising - Victoria's Secret ad

The Last Tradition - Amber Rose, See pictures of your teenaged daughter in a bikini here!

The Right Way -Friday Babe

Theo Spark – Teatime totty, Bedtime totty, Bedtime totty, Bedtime totty

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Tina Louise

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba - Friday Nite Tite Dresses, Selfie Sunday

Use the comments as an open thread on any of these topics. Please send links of news, commentary, choice humor or Rule Fivage to:

Quote du jour

If Obama had a son, he would not only 'look like Trayvon' or Michael Brown, but would probably act like him as well.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Alicia Arden!

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

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Bill Clinton and Canadian S&M Porn, Eh?

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Let me try to explain this in terms Bill Clinton could appreciate. Imagine you’re the kind of guy who spends lots of time looking at, I don’t know, Canadian S&M porn on the Internet.

(What’s special about Canadian S&M porn, you ask? Frankly I don’t know. But I imagine it’s really polite, involving a lot of maple syrup, and whip-wielding women saying “eh” in the dirtiest ways imaginable.)

Now imagine your wife suspects you’re up to no good, but has no proof. Just vague suspicions derived from all the time you spend at Tim Hortons and the way you linger over your poutine. She wants to search your computer.

You could let her search your computer, knowing full well that you’ve scrubbed everything incriminating off of it.

But the best way to maximize your leverage, to make her feel like she’s in the wrong, is to first make a huge stink about the invasion of privacy, about how unfair she is being, how hurt you are that she doesn’t trust you etc. Invoke principles, act indignant, draw out the drama. And, then, with much theatricality, relent to the search. “Fine! You want to look, go ahead and look!”

That way, when she finds nothing, you get to really rub it in like an Ottawan dominatrix with a pint of Aunt Jemima.

-Jonah Goldberg

Exotic Animals of the 2016 Campaign

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The Donald Trumpetfish, Apprenticus Televismus, is widespread throughout the tropical waters of western Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Brazil including the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. It is found as far north as the cooler waters around Atlantic City.

The gills are pectinate, oddly enough resembling the teeth of a comb. Trumpetfish swim slowly, sneaking up on unsuspecting prey, or lying motionless, swaying back and forth with the wave action of the water. They are adept at camouflaging themselves and often swim in alignment with sharks, or other, larger fishes. They feed almost exclusively on smaller fish.

Although some Trumpetfish have been known to mate for life, the Donald Trumpetfish does not do well in captivity.

Exotic Animals: Collect the whole set!

Bernie Panders

Quiptoon du jour

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

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