Potpourri

Yet another post of unrelated images that interest me.

I don’t think I have ever posted a picture of a gal in thights before. [Oops, a sentence that ends in a preposition. The word police is agast] Back to the picture. She is cute. I would not be suprised if she likes having her bottom smacked. One of Phoebe’s lines was … and an ass that will not quit. Seems to apply here.

Speaking of smack. I think we can deduce she most definitely apprciates having her bottom spanked.


Who Knew?


Hold on to your drawers. Just the panties from Agent Provocateur cost $330 on sale. Regular $675. Plus they charge $20 shipping. We like dressing up in lingerie, but this is too much for us.


Imagine you are driving down a Forest Service road along the Rogue River in southern Oregon and you see this. What do you do?

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Topics That Interest Me


Lots of topics again this week. But the must-read is this one by Victor Davis Hanson.


Public Education 

Scenario: 
Johnny and Mark get into a fight after school. 

1950s – Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. 

2017 – Police called, and they arrest Johnny and Mark and charge them with assault.
Both expelled even though Johnny started it.
Both children go to anger management programs for 3 months.
School governors hold a meeting to implement bullying prevention programs.

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Scenario:
Mark gets headaches and always takes some Aspirin to school. 

1950s – Mark takes the aspirin at the water fountain, passes exams and becomes a lawyer.

2017 – Police called, searches for drugs and weapons.
Mark expelled from school for drug taking. Ends up as a dropout.

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Scenario:
Johnny falls while playing football and scrapes his knee.
He is found crying by his teacher, Mary.  She hugs him to comfort him. 

1950s – In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing football. No damage was done.

2017 – Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in prison.
Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy. 



For students of history, an excellent read
The Bigmouth Tradition of American Leadership 


California Housing
California may offer the world a smartphone app for every need, but it cannot ensure affordable shelter for those who help to create the world’s social-media outlets and smartphones. Many streets around high-tech corporate campuses are lined with parked RVs that serve as worker housing compounds. In nearby Redwood City, World War II-era cottages have become virtual hostels. Trailers, tiny garages, and converted patios serve as quasi-apartments. How can so smart be so stupid?

On Public Education
Roger Hodgson has said of the song’s meaning: “The Logical Song” was born from my questions about what really matters in life. Throughout childhood, we are taught all these ways to be and yet we are rarely told anything about our true self. We are taught how to function outwardly, but not guided to who we are inwardly. We go from the innocence and wonder of childhood to the confusion of adolescence that often ends in the cynicism and disillusionment of adulthood. In The Logical Song, the burning question that came down to its rawest place was ‘please tell me who I am,’ and that’s basically what the song is about. I think this eternal question continues to hit such a deep chord in people around the world and why it stays so meaningful.” 

The lyrics are a condemnation of an education system focused on categorical jargon as opposed to knowledge and sensitivity.

The Logical Song – Supertramp – 1979

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing so happily
Oh joyfully, playfully watching me
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible
Logical, oh responsible, practical
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable
Oh clinical, oh intellectual, cynical

There are times when all the world’s asleep
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man
Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
Please tell me who I am

I said, watch what you say or they’ll be calling you a radical
Liberal, oh fanatical, criminal
Won’t you sign up your name, we’d like to feel you’re Acceptable
Respectable, oh presentable, a vegetable!
Oh, take it take it yeah

But at night, when all the world’s asleep
The questions run so deep
For such a simple man
Won’t you please tell me what we’ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
Please tell me who I am, who I am, who I am, who I am
‘Cause I was feeling so logical
D-d-digital
One, two, three, five
Oh, oh, oh, oh
It’s getting unbelievable



From Hard Progressive to Hard Conservative Ideology
We had zero hope with Obama. He exceeded our expectations of being the most toxic president ever.

We had and still do have some hope that Trump will turn out to be better than we expect. 

Whatever Donald J. Trump’s political past and vociferous present, his first year of governance is most certainly as hard conservative as Barack Obama’s eight years were hard progressive. We are watching a rare experiment in political governance play out, as we go, in back-to-back fashion, from one pole to its opposite.

Another scorecard on Trump. There is no hand clapping.

By William A. Galston

Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to make America great again. As president he is doing the opposite: He is making America smaller than at any time in the past 100 years.

By pulling the U.S. out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Mr. Trump has ceded economic leadership in Asia and beyond to China, whose president touts the Chinese model to other countries that want the blessings of prosperity without the inconveniences of liberty. To back up this offer, China is investing huge sums in its “One Belt, One Road” plan and in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

These moves are having the intended effect. Myanmar, which had long been dominated by anti-Chinese sentiment, is now accepting China’s blandishments. The country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, went to Beijing last week for a conference hosted by the Communist Party.

Vietnam, which has looked to the U.S. as a counterweight against its historical enemy to the north, now wonders whether it must accept Beijing’s economic leadership and yield to its claims in the South China Sea. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has made noises about abandoning his country’s alliance with the U.S. in favor of China. Even Australia, one of our closest allies, is openly debating how to deal with American decline.

In the Middle East, the Trump administration is busy giving ground to Russia. Vladimir Putin is conducting Syrian peace talks while America languishes on the sidelines. Turkey, a member of NATO since 1952, is endorsing the Kremlin’s leading role. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently met with Mr. Putin and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani to support negotiations on the future structure of the Syrian government and state.

Egypt was another long-term linchpin of American diplomacy, and Mr. Trump has lavished praise on its autocratic leader. Yet Cairo has just struck a deal allowing the largest Russian military presence on its soil and in its airspace since 1973. The U.S. doesn’t even have an ambassador in Egypt, let alone a coherent policy to deal with this pivotal country.

Even in Europe, America has been diminished. Mr. Trump’s early ambivalence toward NATO, which gave way to a grudging expression of support, have left a residue of doubt about the credibility of American guarantees. He has driven a wedge between the U.S. and Germany, long our closest ally on the Continent. The “special relationship” with the United Kingdom may not survive his repeated gaffes, capped by his impulsive decision to retweet discredited anti-Muslim videos from a British fringe group.

Close to home, Mr. Trump’s brand of leadership is sorely trying Canadians’ patience: 93% view him as arrogant, 78% as intolerant, and 72% as dangerous. Mexico’s people have also been united against the U.S., by Mr. Trump’s ham-handed immigration policies and heedless negotiations to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement. This may well lead Mexicans to elect an anti-American left-wing populist as their president next year. That Mr. Trump has no discernible policy toward Central and South America is probably a good thing.

Squandering America’s economic and political influence is bad enough. Far worse has been the way Mr. Trump has dissipated our moral authority. Yes, the U.S. has struck deals with unsavory regimes, especially during the Cold War, and has sometimes failed to respect the outcomes of free and fair elections. In the main, however, America has pushed for free societies and democratic governments around the world, while speaking against repression in all its forms.

Until now. The Trump administration has all but abandoned democracy promotion. In practice, an “America First” foreign policy means being indifferent to the character of the regimes with which the U.S. does business.

I wish I could say that President Trump shares this indifference. In fact, he prefers autocrats to elected leaders. He admires their “strength.” He envies their ability to get their way without the pesky opposition of legislatures and courts. He probably wishes he had their power to shut down critical news organizations. In his ideal world, everyone would fall in line behind his goals, and his will would be law.

The world has taken President Trump’s measure. In a 2017 survey of 37 countries, 64% of people expressed confidence in Barack Obama’s ability to do the right thing in international affairs, compared with 22% for Mr. Trump. The current president’s figures were 11% in Germany, 14% in France, and 22% in the U.K. The principal exception was Russia, where Mr. Trump enjoyed 53% approval, compared with 11% for Mr. Obama.

In 1776, at the threshold of American independence, the Founding Fathers espoused a “decent respect to the opinions of mankind.” Today, citizens of countries around the world regard the U.S. as morally diminished under Mr. Trump’s leadership. He shows no signs of caring, and he probably doesn’t.


San Francisco Wasn’t a Sanctuary for Kate Steinle
By Jason L. Riley
Dec. 5, 2017

If sanctuary policies for illegal immigrants got Kate Steinle killed, did Donald Trump’s harsh anti-immigration rhetoric help pave the way for her assailant’s unexpected acquittal last week on murder, manslaughter and assault charges?

Trying to make sense of Steinle’s horrific death was difficult enough. Now we must process the criminal justice system’s horrifically lenient treatment of her killer. Two years ago, a man with a lengthy criminal record—a man who should not have been in the country in the first place—
fired a stolen semiautomatic pistol on a crowded San Francisco pier. The bullet ricocheted off the pavement and into the back of a 32-year-old woman out for a stroll with her father. The shooter then threw the gun into the San Francisco Bay and fled, while his victim died in her father’s arms.

Everyone acknowledges that Jose Ines Garcia Zarate is the man responsible for Steinle’s death, yet the system in place to bring the killer to justice seems far more interested in his well-being than it ever was in hers. At the time of the shooting, Mr. Garcia Zarate had racked up seven felony convictions and been deported from the U.S. five times. His lawyers argued that the stolen gun, which the defendant said he found under a bench, went off by accident. Prosecutors
brought several charges. The jury could have found Mr. Garcia Zarate guilty of murder, manslaughter or even assault with a deadly weapon, but it declined to convict on any of those counts. Instead, he was found guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He could face up to three years in state prison—a term he may have already satisfied.

During his race for president against Hillary Clinton, Mr. Trump spoke frequently and forcefully about the Steinle case and how local law-enforcement officials deal with the undocumented immigrants they encounter. “My opponent wants sanctuary cities,” he said in his nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last year. “But where was the sanctuary for Kate Steinle?”

That question still looms after last week’s verdict given that sanctuary cities like San Francisco, which restrict cooperation between local police and federal immigration authorities, see no need to change their ways. Before the shooting, Mr. Garcia Zarate was in custody and on track to be deported (yet again) but was first transferred to the San Francisco Jail on an outstanding drug-related warrant. After city prosecutors declined to prosecute that case, he was released
despite a request from federal agents to hold him for deportation. Which is to say that this wasn’t a mix-up. The San Francisco authorities did not make a mistake. Mr. Garcia Zarate didn’t fall through the cracks. He was released because that was the policy for dealing with illegal aliens, and it’s still the policy. Kate Steinle’s killer would be released again today.

Around 500 cities and counties in the U.S. can be described as illegal immigrant sanctuaries, though the level of cooperation with federal authorities varies. The Department of Homeland Security says that it doesn’t have the manpower to patrol the interior without help from the nation’s 765,000 police officers. Some police departments counter that sanctuary ordinances strengthen relationships between law enforcement and immigrants. If people in a community
fear that the police are there to deport them, they are less likely to report crimes and public safety suffers. But isn’t fear of deportation also a deterrent to entering the country illegally? Doesn’t lax enforcement of our immigration laws beget more violations of our immigration laws?

Steinle’s death illustrates the significant trade-offs involved in constructing sanctuary jurisdictions. Americans understandably want immigration policies in place that prioritize the needs and concerns of U.S. citizens, not foreign nationals. In effect, San Francisco’s sanctuary policy prioritized the Garcia Zarates, which is another outrage.

Kate Steinle’s killer is not the poster child for illegal immigration, despite Mr. Trump’s efforts to turn him into one. The research consistently has shown that immigrants here both legally and illegally are less likely than their native counterparts to be arrested and imprisoned. And that holds true whether the immigrant hails from Japan, India or Ecuador. America’s violent-crime
rates are driven mostly by Americans. But neither is every immigrant a blameless Dreamer and too often immigration activists and liberal politicians are as unwilling as the president to make a distinction.

The San Francisco jurors who went easy on Mr. Garcia Zarate haven’t made public their reasoning, and maybe they never will. But don’t rule out jury nullification. The president is deeply unpopular in the City by the Bay, where less than 10% of voters supported his presidential bid. Kate Steinle may also have been a victim of ideologically driven jurors looking to send a message to the president.


Boing Boing


Today, we are posting Dick Pics. We think they are humorous. It depends on your sense of humor. They are on the OBB WordPress site. Blogger scans pictures looking for things like dicks. Hence the referral to the WordPress site.

If you are game, here they are.

Please comment, Funny, Waste of time, etc.

Blogger continues to have problems with folks posting comments. It’s not just this blog. Others are affected. You care to can always write to us at the address at the top right.


Thoughts That Have Crossed My Radar Screen

There is more in our lives than spanking. Saturday posts allow us to share with you another part of our lives. The weekend post garner 30% more views than other days. So your lives must have more than spanking in them too.

There is a lot of Trump this week. Also lots of foolishness. Feel to skip over the Trump articles.


Let’s Start With Sexual Harassment
Ranking up there with ‘It was a dark and stormy night’ I submit this opening sentence for a novel: ‘Weinstein quickly ejaculated into a potted plant.

Can’t say I have ever thought about asking a woman to go in the hall and watch me jack off on a plant.


In my younger life, I grabbed a woman I barely knew by the pussy. She fought back by grinding herself against my hand and ramming her tongue down my throat. I struggled to regain the initiative, but I was over-matched and she had her way with me. My only injury was a drained dick.



This quote is attributed to Twain, George Carlin, Bill Murray, and others. It may be derived from Proverbs: “Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him” (26:4).

Us On Trump
Trump often irritates us and his policies on trade and a freaking wall are, at best, misguided. Bacall brought a quip about him to my attention. If Trump was a rooster, he would claim credit for the sunrise.

We are not shills for Trump. But, he is better than any Dem of memory. 

Scott Adams on Trump
A great read.

Another Take on Trump This time one year ago, the assumption dominating political coverage was that the only people more stupid than Donald Trump were the deplorables who elected him.

Over his 11 months in office, he has put Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court and four times as many judges on the appellate courts as Barack Obama did his first year; recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel; withdrawn from the Paris climate accord; adopted a more resolute policy on Afghanistan than the one he’d campaigned on; rolled back the mandate forcing Catholic nuns, among others, to provide employees with contraception; signed legislation to open up drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge; initiated a bold, deregulatory assault on the administrative state—and topped it all off with the first major overhaul of the tax code in more than 30 years.

And yet that Mr. Trump is a very stupid man remains the assumption dominating his press coverage.


From Bloomberg
I can not imagine anyone reading this and thinking “this is so true”.

Liberals are at a loss.

The U.S. president, who turned out to be more vile and duplicitous than they even had imagined, may or may not be indicted within a year’s time. Meantime, the U.S. Congress is run by conservatives who, spurred by the greed of their donors and the fears of their base, are growing ever more comfortable telling blatant lies, preparing cover-ups and counter-narratives and overhauling the nation’s tax code in the manner of a Vegas caper — hidden from view with the cash to be divvied among the plunderers.

The Road Was Paved. Now Rough. How We Got To Trump
Conservative people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency.

We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain?

We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being than Mitt Romney?

And the results were always the same.  This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality, and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky.

I don’t find anything “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper” about Barack Obama’s lying about what went down on the streets of Ferguson in order to ramp up racial hatreds because racial hatreds serve the Democratic Party.  I don’t see anything “dignified” in lying about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi.  I don’t see anything “statesman-like” in weaponizing the IRS to be used to destroy your political opponents and any dissent.  Yes, Obama was “articulate” and “polished” but in no way was he in the least bit “dignified,” “collegial” or “proper.”

The Left has been engaged in a war against America since the rise of the Children of the ‘60s.  To them, it has been an all-out war where nothing is held sacred and nothing is seen as beyond the pale. It has been a war they’ve fought with violence, the threat of violence, demagoguery, and lies from day one – the violent take-over of the universities – till today. The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality, and propriety. With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America ’s first wartime president in the Culture War.

Great Long Read on 2017 by Dave Barry


From a British OBB reader
Modern liberals consider anyone who doesn’t share their totalizing vision as not fully human, not merely mistaken but morally degenerate. 

We’re all undesirable elements from somebody’s point of view.
Abbey’s Road (1979)


More On Sexual Harassers
Social scientists and psychologists identified three factors as the most distinctive in harassers: a lack of empathy, a belief in traditional gender sex roles and a tendency toward dominance/authoritarianism.

They also found in studies that the environment surrounding such harassers has a huge effect. “If you take men who score high on the scale and put them in situations where the system suggests they can get away with it, they will do it,” he said. “Impunity plays a large role.”


What Happened to Beauty?
What happened to the classical emphases on voice, comportment, grace, and gesture as ingredients of beauty? Have they simply fallen by the wayside in our boobs/butt obsessed popular culture? Are there voice or posture classes anymore, or has it become all liposuction and implants?


What Naughty Means
We have always thought the word naughty meant being slightly mischievous. Such as overt flirting. Like Bacall swishing her bottom at me when she walks into a room. We looked naughty up and found it has a really negative meaning. So different from sassy and teasing.

defiant, disrespectful, ill-mannered, impolite, impudent, insolent, rude, uncouth, uncontrollable, wayward, wild, ruffianly, corrupt, evil, wicked, rebellious, inconsiderate, selfish, thoughtless, unkind, unkindly, babyish, childish, immature, infantile


Penile Fractures
“I did a kind of accidental back handspring off my boyfriend and cracked myself on the head,” she says. “My boyfriend got the worst of it and ‘fractured’ his penis.” Penile fractures,  are notorious copulation catastrophes and can cause permanent damage.

Cowboy and Reverse Cowboy positions account for many injuries. Girls, bouncing up and down is NOT the way to do it. Your muscles must be developed for a specific position. For instance, having your feet under you in the cowgirl position uses different muscles than having your heels behind you. You need to be able to seemingly effortlessly move both slowly and rapidly while keeping the penis-centered in the canal and not bent back. You need to keep your muscles exercised and if possible warm up before sex.

Addicted To Prostate Orgasms
One 63-year-old man had so many prostate orgasms that he couldn’t stop. 

If you didn’t already know, it’s possible for someone with a prostate to orgasm by massaging it through their anus. I thought everyone already knew this, thanks to awkward conversations in health class and the movie Road Trip. But it’s an understudied phenomenon, and a British researcher who is interested in sex named Roy Levin has just published a review paper about it. At the paper’s center is a case study about our poor 63-year-old protagonist.

The unnamed man was healthy, with a normal prostate and high sex drive. He purchased an Aneros helix, a fancy butt plug, to massage his tender prostate after an infection. Combined with his daily tadalafil prescription (that’s Cialis, an erectile dysfunction, and urinary tract infection drug), the drug made the infection go away. But he also began having extreme orgasms of the “Super-O” category. He felt them everywhere—his penis, his anus, his pelvis, and his perineum (the place between the anus and the scrotum).

He became addicted. He would have up to 10 orgasms before ejaculating.

Two By Camille
Men are run ragged by female sexuality all their lives. From the beginning of his life to the end, no man ever fully commands any woman. It’s an illusion. Men are pussy-whipped. And they know it. – Camille Paglia

Let’s get rid of Infirmary Feminism, with its bedlam of bellyachers, anorexics, bulimics, depressives, rape victims, and incest survivors. Feminism has become a catch-all vegetable drawer where bunches of clingy sob sisters can store their moldy neuroses. – Camille Paglia

Made Up History
Peggy Noonan commenting on the factual errors in The Crown and The Post

When people care enough about history to study and read it, it’s a small sin to lie and mislead in dramas. But when people get their history through entertainment, when they absorb the story of their times only through screens, then the tendency to fabricate is more damaging.

What Are You People Doing?
Things found in vagina’s in 2017 included a bike reflector, a phone, and cash.
In penises, doctors found a domino piece, a piece of a shampoo bottle, and a ‘small screw’.

A man in Taiwan was reportedly rushed to hospital on Boxing Day after his wife chewed off one of his testicles during an aggressive lovemaking session.

When paramedics arrived at the couple’s home, they apparently saw the 51-year-old man, surnamed Wang, wearing a robe and holding his severed testicle in a rice bowl while the wife repeatedly explained: ‘I accidentally bit it off!’
[named Wang in case you missed it]

Are these guys bros?














Quote 
“Let it be known there is a fountain that was not made by the hands of men” [from “Ripple”].

At The Office

Bacall saw this drawing and wrote about it.

They take work seriously at Women, Inc. an employment agency for women, staffed by women.  Meg, the mail room girl, has been doing a sloppy job and she lost an important piece of mail for Peggy that resulted in her losing a substantial commission. Peggy reported it to Elizabeth, the manager. Elizabeth took the situation in hand.

You want to guess which one Bacall sees herself as in the picture? Meg, Peggy or Elizabeth?

From The Vault – Thigh Spanking

We hope you are enjoying the long weekend. We hope that YOU are hopeful that 2018 will be a less continuous year. It’s up to all of us to do that.

Now to spanking. I am going to repost some topics that interest us. 

Frying the thigh’s is not for everyone. We like it. [Ronnie does not. Got that]

Bacall got us started on it a long time back. I found these posts about it on OBB.

A Thigh Fry

And something new