Sunday, July 23, 2017

Women of PETA IV

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!


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
— Douglas Adams

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Little Saturday Night Music

Who Put The Bomp - Barry Mann

Sorry, But When I hear "Scaramucci", I Think...

In case you were too young to get the reference...


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Best of the Web*

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*…that I’ve seen all week!
Trump Makes Progress Packing Courts With Conservative Picks

US Postal Service Colludes with Clinton Campaign

Your Feel Good Story of the day: Antifa Leader Arrested for Inciting a Riot

P.J. Watson on Linda Sarsour NSFW language

Barbarians at the Campus Gates

The hypocrisy of the Women’s March on the NRA

David Brooks: Further thoughts on his discriminatory cultural arrogance

Loesching The Left

MoH recipient Gary Wetzel’s homecoming from the hospital

Why Chinese submarines soon could be quieter than U.S. undersea boats


Cartoon of the Day – NRO

Flopping Aces -Sunday Funnies


Today's Toons 7/12/17
, Today's Toons 7/13/17

The Dynasty Implodes...

Today's Toons 7/17/17, Today's Toons 7/14/17

Cartoon Round Up

Today's Toons 7/18/17

Why Are Radical Animal Rights Activists More Opposed To Fur Than Leather?

Larwyn's Linx: Obama WH Issued Visa to Russian Lawyer Days Before Trump Meeting

Link O'rama

Larwyn's Linx: A couple of deaths where “Clinton” pops up

In The Mailbox: 07.18.17

Larwyn's Linx: Missing from the Intelligence Report: The Word ‘Podesta’

In The Mailbox: 07.19.17

Larwyn's Linx: Trump, McConnell, Pence Call For Full, Clean Obamacare Repeal

In The Mailbox: 07.20.17

Larwyn's Linx: All he does is fail: Reap what you sowed, Mitch McConnell

In The Mailbox: 07.21.17

Larwyn's Linx: SCOTUS: Travel Ban Can Stay in Place While Lawsuits Continue

Larwyn's Linx: Mueller’s Investigation Must Be Limited and Accountable

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 - Morning Mistress, girls with guns, girls with guns, girls with guns, Hot pick, Blogs With Rule 5 Links , Hot pick

American Power- Christina Ionno, Bar Refaeli , Ava Capra, Lottie Moss, Ana Paula Araujo, Hailey Clauson, Tessa Fowler, Eniko Mihalik , Ronja Furrer, Danica Patrick ,
Claudia Galanti -topless

By Other Means - Cosplay, Tap Rack & Bang, Beware Sirens, Seeing Red

Daily Mail - Emily Ratajkowski -Naked

The Daley Gator – Daley Babe , Tina Guo

Good Monday Morning

EBL - Mimsy Farmer, Ana de Armas , National Hot Dog Day 

Friday Night Babe - Katharine McPhee!

Good Stuff's Cyber World #302

Knuckledraggin' My Life Away - Milfy Monday, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girl, Good Morning Girls -redheads, Fanny Friday, Babes in uniform, I’m sure she’s taken, men

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...

Flowing Curves of Beauty

Sex in Advertising - Guess

The Right Way -Friday Babe

The Other McCain- Rule Five Sunday

Vintage Babe of the Week – Brenda Marshall

Rule 5 Woodsterman Style

Your Crazy Uncle Bubba - Dresses, Shorts, Nice Bass! , Leg Day, Dresses

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

The DNC is broadening their followers' vocabularies. A month ago, they thought "collusion" was hitting another car with their VW microbus!
-Mike B

Friday, July 21, 2017

Friday Night Babe

Tonight's FNB* is Katharine McPhee!

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

Trump 1, Fake News 0


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Quote du jour

In a free society, people have a moral responsibility for what they say, while at the same time a free society requires legal responsibility only for what they actually do.
-Jonah Goldberg

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Vintage Babe of the Week

Tonight's Vintage Babe* is Brenda Marshall!
(*a.k.a. Rule Five)

Drone Alone

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
-The Fourth Amendment

I saw a mildly disturbing news story on Fox this AM, which is to say, slightly horrified with a soupçon of ambivalence. The story, online as UAV spots stolen construction equipment in Cecil County, tells of a successful, multi agency apprehension of the perpetrator of at least a tri-state crime spree. Stolen goods recovered during this operation amounted to $394,000. Not chump change. Much of the property has been returned to its rightful owners. No problems there!

The ambivalence comes from the fact that while I'm glad this guy was caught and hopefully prosecuted to the full extent of the law, what bugs me is the sequence of events that lead to their arrest. The New Jersey State Police had a suspect. The suspect's domicile was not visible from the road. A warrant was obtained on the basis of evidence produced by a UAV overfly of the property, but what gave them the right to do that? Turns out that much of the stolen goods were stashed behind a barn, or big shed. My question is: What's the difference between flying a drone over the barn and simply sending an officer in to walk around the barn for a look see?

Well, sending an officer in without a warrant to search for stolen goods is an illegal search. Any evidence he found of wrong doing would be thrown out of court as "fruit of the poisoned tree". Now, suppose I just dangle him from a crane or a helicopter and swing him around the backside of the barn. Better? His feet never touched the ground! Problem solved!!

Is the Fourth Amendment mitigated by the fact that the aircraft was unmanned? Or does the fact that an operator is at the controls, looking through the camera make that point moot? Had the overflight been accidental, I can see the evidence being totally admissible. Next time, throw some tarps over the stolen goods, knucklehead! But the drone was flying over the property specifically because there was a "suspect", yet without enough evidence or probable cause to obtain a warrant. You see my dilemma here? If you're in your helicopter using your Forward Looking Infra Red because there's a lost child in the woods, and happen across a marijuana hothouse, that's one thing. But isn't warrantless unmanned electronic eavesdropping going just a bit too far? At what point does this become an "unreasonable search"?

The fact that law enforcement did not enter the property without first obtaining a warrant means they recognized that one was necessary. Although I am not a lawyer, nor do I play one on TV, it seems to me that the use of a drone was a mere legal fiction to provide probable cause for the warrant.

If I were on this guy's legal team, I would beat the Fourth Amendment like a rented mule! Still, I'm glad law enforcement put an end to this crime spree. I just wish they'd found a better way to do it.

Thus, the ambivalence.

Classic KiRKWOOD

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Quote du jour

What we've inherited from our ancestors has never existed to this extent before. And if we fail to preserve it, it will never, ever exist again. So we cannot fail.
-Donald J. Trump

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Never Bring a Knife to a Meme Fight

Medal of Honor

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Lance Corporal William Kyle Carpenter


For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an Automatic Rifleman with Company F, Second Battalion, Ninth Marines, Regimental Combat Team 1, FIRST Marine Division (Forward), I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM on 21 November 2010. Lance Corporal Carpenter was a member of a platoon-sized coalition force, comprised of two reinforced Marine rifle squads partnered with an Afghan National Army squad.
The platoon had established Patrol Base DAKOTA two days earlier in a small village in the Marjah District in order to disrupt enemy activity and provide security for the local Afghan population. Lance Corporal Carpenter and a fellow Marine were manning a rooftop security position on the perimeter of Patrol Base DAKOTA when the enemy initiated a daylight attack with hand grenades, one of which landed inside their sandbagged position. Without hesitation and with complete disregard for his own safety, Lance Corporal Carpenter moved toward the grenade in an attempt to shield his fellow Marine from the deadly blast. When the grenade detonated, his body absorbed the brunt of the blast, severely wounding him, but saving the life of his fellow Marine.
By his undaunted courage, bold fighting spirit, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of almost certain death, Lance Corporal Carpenter reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.

Lance Corporal Carpenter: We humbly salute you and thank you for your service.

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Hat tip Home of Heroes

There are seventy four 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.”

"I'm Your Puppet"


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

The point is that somewhere between 2006 and 2009, Bill Clinton’s formerly competitive Democratic party aged and then evaporated. It was replaced by a hard-left coastal coalition, a pyramidal party — ethnic-identity groups at the base and wealthy elites on top, all united by a mutual disdain for the half of the population that covers 85 percent of the geography.
-Victor Davis Hanson

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

WOW Magazine -Recent Posts

Watcher of Weasels

As Obamacare Repeal Dies Again, A Simple Answer 

Sex in Advertising

For all you connoisseurs of advertising...

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


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

“The NFL is so racist, 70% of all NFL players are black. Which by my math makes the NFL 69.5% more black than Shaun King.”

Monday, July 17, 2017

Xavier Seen Such a Dishonest California Politician?

Californians aren't braindead, although you'd never know it from the quality of public officials they send to Sacramento year after year. And here's proof of it: liberal California politicians have to lie constantly to maintain their power, lest the common people they so disdain rise up against them. Case in point:

There is a ballot initiative coming up for a vote soon to repeal the onerous added gasoline tax to be added in November. The tax would add an additional twelve cents a gallon to gasoline that is already the highest priced in the nation. Fine. Let the voters decide. That's the democratic way isn't it? Let informed voters made the decision. It's that whole "informed" part that Democrat pols don't trust you with.

The office of the top law enforcement official in the state, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, D-Ishonest, is responsible for writing the official summary of the ballot measure, which is supposed to be an impartial description of the measure. (Stop laughing!) Becerra, who, had he been around when the saying "Crooked as a dog's hind leg"was written, might have been the maxim maker's model.

AG Becerra wrote the summary of a repeal of a regressive tax measure (minorities and poor hardest hit) without managing to use either the word "tax" or "fee" to describe it. In fact, it is so egregious that he is being sued because of it.
Republican Travis Allen, remarkably a Republican, is suing Becerra for misrepresenting the initiative, casting it as an effort to, and I quote, "eliminate recently enacted road repair and transportation funding". The bastards!! The money fairies brought Californians cash to repair their roads, and some big meanies are trying to take it away from us!

And by "us", of course, he means the State Government, and the magic money fairies are you, every time you fill up your gas tank.

The stakes are high. The 43%, twelve cent a gallon hike in taxes, and the twenty cent a gallon hike in diesel fuel are expected to bring in $5 Billion (with a "B") a year. And as far as regressive taxes on the poor, this one has a double whammy, because everything you buy in the stores comes in on a truck. Your groceries, hardware, clothing, shoes, even your Amazon order, is transported at least in part by a truck or series of trucks. If the cost of fuel goes up, the prices of all those goods must go up at least incrementally. So in addition to paying more in gas to go to work, or to the store, or on vacation, you'll be paying more for everything you buy. Everything. You'll then find it harder to make ends meet and put food on the table and all the Democrat politicians will tell you it's those evil corporations that are stealing you blind. Right.

So, even though most of California's reputation is well deserved, remember this: we're not all braindead out here, and the politicians even have to lie to the ones who are to keep themselves in power.


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Quote du jour

"CNN used to be boring and trustworthy. Now it's boring and untrustworthy."
-Michael Goodwin

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Women of PETA LIII

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!


Original art by John Cox. More at John Cox Art

Quote du jour

"I don't intend to leave the world a better place for this community. I would like to leave a better community for this world."
-Fr. Manuel Calderon
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