Monday, February 8, 2016

Feminists are Progressively More Deranged

Remember the movie "Look Who's Talking"? It was centered around a baby in the womb which not only grabbed for Doritos, but spoke English!
I don't remember feminists having a cow when that came out in 1989. Feminists have become progressively (pun intended) more deranged since then.


Hollywood Went to War

Forty second in our series Hollywood Went to War, is a man from a land of both shadow and substance, things and ideas, of sight and sound and of mind... Rod Serling.

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As editor of his high school newspaper, Serling encouraged his fellow students to support the war effort. He wanted to leave school before graduation to join the fight, but his civics teacher talked him into graduating. "War is a temporary thing," Gus Youngstrom told him. "It ends. An education doesn't. Without your degree, where will you be after the war?" Serling enlisted into the U.S. Army the morning after his high school graduation, following his brother Robert.

Serling began his military career in 1943 at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, under General Raymond "Joe" Swing and Col. Orin D. "Hard Rock" Haugen and served in the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 11th Airborne Division.

Over the next year of paratrooper training, Serling and others took to boxing as a way to vent aggression. He competed as a flyweight, and had 17 bouts, rising to the second round of the division finals before being knocked out. He was remembered for berserker style and for "getting his nose broken in his first bout and again in last bout." He tried his hand at the Golden Gloves, with little success.

On April 25, 1944, Serling received his overseas orders and saw that he was headed west through California. He knew that he was headed to fight the Japanese rather than the Nazis. This disappointed him, as he had hoped to help combat Hitler. On May 5, his division headed into the Pacific, landing in New Guinea, where it would be held in reserve for a few months.

In November 1944, his division first saw combat, on the Philippine island of Leyte. The 11th Airborne Division would not be used as paratroopers, however, but as light infantry after the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It helped mop up after the six divisions that had gone ashore earlier.

For a variety of reasons, Serling was transferred to the 511th's demolition platoon (nicknamed "The Death Squad" for its high casualty rate). According to Sergeant Frank Lewis, leader of the demolitions squad, "He screwed up somewhere along the line. Apparently he got on someone's nerves." Lewis also judged that Serling was not suited to be a field soldier. "... [H]e didn't have the wits or aggressiveness required for combat." At one point, Lewis, Serling, and others were in a firefight, trapped in a foxhole. As they waited for darkness, Lewis noticed that Serling had not reloaded any of his extra magazines. Serling sometimes went exploring on his own against orders, and got lost.

Serling's time in Leyte shaped his writing and political views for the rest of his life. He saw death every day while in the Philippines, at the hands of his enemies and his allies, and through freak accidents such as that which killed another extroverted Jewish private named Melvin Levy. Levy was delivering a comic monologue for the platoon as it rested under a palm tree when a food crate was dropped from a plane above, decapitating him. Serling led the funeral services for Levy and placed a Star of David over his grave. Serling later set several of his scripts in the Philippines, and used the unpredictability of death as a theme in much of his writing.

Serling returned from the successful mission in Leyte with two wounds (including one to his kneecap), but neither kept him from combat when General Douglas MacArthur used the paratroopers for their typical purpose on February 3, 1945. Colonel Haugen led the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment as it landed on Tagaytay Ridge, met up with the 188th Glider Infantry Regiment and marched into Manila. It met minimal resistance until it reached the city, where Vice Admiral Sanji Iwabuchi had arranged his 17,000 troops behind a maze of traps and guns and ordered them to fight to the death. During the next month, Serling's unit battled block-by-block for control of Manila.

When portions of the city were taken from Japanese control, local civilians sometimes showed their gratitude by throwing parties and hosting banquets. During one of these parties, Serling and his comrades were fired upon, resulting in many soldier and civilian deaths. Serling, still a private after three years, caught the attention of Sergeant Lewis when he ran into the line of fire to rescue a performer who had been onstage when the artillery started firing.

As it moved in on Iwabuchi's stronghold, Serling's regiment had a 50% casualty rate, with over 400 men killed. Serling was wounded and three comrades were killed by shrapnel from rounds fired at his roving demolition team by an antiaircraft gun. He was sent to New Guinea to recover, but soon returned to Manila to finish "cleaning up".

Serling's final assignment was as part of the occupation force in Japan. During his military service, Private Serling was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Philippine Liberation Medal.

Serling's combat experience affected him deeply and influenced much of his writing. It left him with nightmares and flashbacks for the rest of his life. He said, "I was bitter about everything and at loose ends when I got out of the service. I think I turned to writing to get it off my chest."

Private Serling, we salute you and thank you for your service to our country. Rest in peace.

Quote du jour

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
- Winston Churchill

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Buy Doritos, Annoy a Feminist

Feminists could not see the humor in a Doritos lover in utero.

I had not planned on buying any Doritos this week, but if it irritates feminists that much, how can I resist?



To the delight of some and the chagrin of others, we continue with yet one more tribute to those lovely lasses who would bare their assets to further the cause of PETA.

Because the world needs more naked, nearly naked and vegetable clad vegetarians!

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...the Obligatory NFL Super Bowl Cheerleaders

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Go ladies!

Quote du jour

"Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.”
― Molière

Saturday, February 6, 2016

A Little Saturday Night Music

Simon and Garfunkel- Old Friends, Bookends

Best of the Web*

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*…that I’ve seen all week!

Trump’s 60% unfavorable rating higher than any nominated candidate from either major party going back to '92

Report Proves #Obama Lied About Knowledge of #Clinton’s Personal Email

Hillary Supporting Super PAC Gets $6 Million Dollar Donation FROM GEORGE SOROS -because there's too much money in politics!

‘This was all planned’: Former IG says Hillary, State Dept. are lying

Official: Withheld Clinton emails contain 'operational' intel, put lives at risk

The Field Guide to Ted Cruz

Comedian Exposes The Liberal Lie About The GUN SHOW LOOPHOLE

That’s gonna leave a mark. -Christie ad on Marco Rubio

Bill Whittle on Trump

Golden Oldie: Vermin Supreme - Democrat for President

The Poor Man’s SAW: Using A SlideFire Stock For More Than Fun

Someone (Mostly) 3-D Printed a Working Semi-Automatic Gun

The F-35’s Terrifying Bug List

WWII Flying Wing Ahead of its Time


Cartoon of the Day – NRO

The Grumpy Old Men Collection

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies


Today's Toons 1/27/16

Flying Cars – Clarified

Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

Today's Toons 1/28/16

Today's Toons 1/29/16

Larwyn’s Linx: The Real Story Coming Out of the Iowa Caucuses

In The Mailbox, 02.03.16

Larwyn’s Linx: The Left’s Manufactured Muslim Crisis

LIVE AT FIVE: 02.02.16

Larwyn’s Linx: The Coming Wave of Oil Refugees

In The (Rape Culture) Mailbox, 02.01.16

Larwyn’s Linx: Trump Drops 9 Points in First National Poll Since Iowa

In The Mailbox, 02.04.16

Larwyn’s Linx: Hillary Clinton Put Spies’ Lives at Risk

Larwyn’s Linx: Exposed: Open-borders GOP lobbyists attack Sessions, Cruz

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, hot pick, hot pick, Morning Mistress

American Power- Ronda Rousey Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Body Paint, Cindy Crawford Announces Retirement from Modeling

Angry Mike's Hood - Humpday

By Other Means - Cosplay, Tap Rack & Bang, Random Hotness

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe, Lois Shine

Daily Mail – Emily Sears , Hofit Golan

Double Trouble -Random Hotties

Good Monday Morning

EBL -Carolina Panther Cheerleaders Rule 5

Feral Irishman - Friday Femme Fatale.. Rubenesque (Not for the faint of heart!)

Friday Night Babe - Katie May

Good Stuff's Cyber World #227

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Good Morning Girl, MILF Monday, Your Good Morning Girl, Your Good Morning Girl, MILF, Your Good Morning Girl

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...

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising - Tom Brady's Sweetie

The Last Tradition - Chloe Grace Moretz, Sessilee Lopez

The Right Way -Friday Babe

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Inger Stevens


Rule 5 Woodsterman Style, Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

...and the obligatory NFL cheerleaders

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

Ever notice that Time Magazine is just like America, only Red around the edges?

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is the recently, tragically departed Queen of Snapchat, Katie May!

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

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Trumpnac the Mansplainient II

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Quote du jour

"This is just an opinion. I’m not a pediatrician, so I don’t really know what a big sulking baby is, but it seems to me that he is a person who cannot deal with even the slightest bit of frustration and that doesn’t, to me, bode well in a president of the United States. I'd like to see somebody with a little more solid character dealing with the problems we're going to have."
-Ben Stein

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Vintage Babe of the Week

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

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Trumpnac the Mansplainient

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...with apologies to Johnny Carson.

Quote du jour

"...the demagogue has to say something. So what does Trump say? That he is a successful businessman and that that is what America needs in the Oval Office. There is some plausibility in this, though not much. The greatest deeds of American Presidents — midwifing the new republic; freeing the slaves; harnessing the energies and vision needed to win the Cold War — had little to do with a bottom line."
-William F. Buckley Jr.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Medal of Honor

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First Lieutenant Brian Miles Thacker


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. 1st Lt. Thacker, Field Artillery, Battery A, distinguished himself while serving as the team leader of an Integrated Observation System collocated with elements of 2 Army of the Republic of Vietnam units at Fire Base 6. A numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force launched a well-planned, dawn attack on the small, isolated, hilltop fire base. Employing rockets, grenades, flame-throwers, and automatic weapons, the enemy forces penetrated the perimeter defenses and engaged the defenders in hand-to-hand combat.

Throughout the morning and early afternoon, 1st Lt. Thacker rallied and encouraged the U.S. and Republic of Vietnam soldiers in heroic efforts to repulse the enemy. He occupied a dangerously exposed observation position for a period of 4 hours while directing friendly air strikes and artillery fire against the assaulting enemy forces. His personal bravery and inspired leadership enabled the outnumbered friendly forces to inflict a maximum of casualties on the attacking enemy forces and prevented the base from being overrun.

By late afternoon, the situation had become untenable. 1st Lt. Thacker organized and directed the withdrawal of the remaining friendly forces. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he remained inside the perimeter alone to provide covering fire with his M-16 rifle until all other friendly forces had escaped from the besieged fire base. Then, in an act of supreme courage, he called for friendly artillery fire on his own position to allow his comrades more time to withdraw safely from the area and, at the same time, inflict even greater casualties on the enemy forces.

Although wounded and unable to escape from the area himself, he successfully eluded the enemy forces for 8 days until friendly forces regained control of the fire base. The extraordinary courage and selflessness displayed by 1st Lt. Thacker were an inspiration to his comrades and are in the highest traditions of the military service.

1st Lt. Thacker: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are eighty 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

For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or that others have tried and failed. Then sometimes, with great luck, he will succeed.
-Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

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!

Nary a 'Fare Thee Well'

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Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art
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