December 26, 2010

Health Care Death Panels Resurrected by Team Obama… Hey, Liberals, Sarah Palin Was Right

Despite many Democrat leftists, and a goodly number of Republicans, mocking or criticizing Sarah Palin for months now (even last week) for proclaiming last year that there were “death panels” included in the unpopular ObamaCare plan (Democrat Congress critters hastily removed the “death panels” text from the humongous trillion-dollar, government-mandated health bill), and left-wing Obama-adoring Los Angeles Times stupidly publishing that Sarah Palin’s ‘death panel’ charge voted biggest lie of 2009, guess what?


Memo to Democrats: Your days of running our lives through secret meetings are over. If people like Palin and the blogging “Army of Davids” don’t expose you, the new Republican House majority will do it with subpoenas. We’ve had our fill of wonderful plans that require unquestioning obedience from citizens who aren’t smart enough to understand their true magnificence. I wonder how many more little surprises oversight committees will find crawling quietly around in the dark underbelly of ObamaCare, once they turn their flashlights on the aura of secrecy and deception surrounding this misbegotten bill. Let us kill it quickly through defunding, and put people like Earl Blumenauer under oath to learn what else they’ve been doing behind our backs, while we wait for someone to take the veto pen away from Obama in 2012.

November 28, 2010

Wikileaks Completes Obama's Transformation Into Jimmy Carter

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran on November 4, 1979, was the start of 444 days which came to define Jimmy Carter. The U.S. government was revealed to be powerless and the President weak. Those among us who were alive and conscious during those days have embedded the feelings of helplessness.

There have been many comparisons of Barack Obama to Jimmy Carter, focused on the economy. But the continuing leak of documents by Wikileaks has become for Obama what the Iranian hostage crisis was to Carter.

The Wikileaks folks trot the globe with impunity and funnel documents to the press at will, for the purpose of damaging U.S. relations with other countries, our war efforts, and our intelligence capability. And we do almost nothing about it.

Whether or not someone gets killed as a direct result of a Wikileaks disclosure, the damage to our country is deep, as allies and sources among enemies will stop cooperating with us for fear of exposure, our diplomats will be hesitant to speak frankly with headquarters, and our intelligence on al-Qaeda and others will be compromised.

We are the laughingstock of the world, an impotent superpower whose response to those who aid our enemies is to write a letter asking them not to do it. Yes, Harold Koh the State Department's chief lawyer, send a demand freakin' letter to Wikileaks. It went something like this (my paraphrase):

Dear Wikileaks,

Please give us our stuff back because it was really mean of you to take it and give it to all your friends.


Harold Koh
Here is the letter which should have been delivered months ago:

Dear Wikileaks,

If you publish any more material we will hunt you down no matter the cost, and you either will be killed while resisting arrest or you will spend the rest of your lives in solitary confinement in a Supermax prison, where the highlight of your day will be 1 hour spent in a cage instead of your cell. Don't look up, that sound of propellers in the air is not a Predator drone.


Harold Koh
Want to get a clue how clueless is the White House? Get this paragraph from the White House statement on the leak (emphasis mine):

President Obama supports responsible, accountable, and open government at home and around the world, but this reckless and dangerous action runs counter to that goal. By releasing stolen and classified documents, Wikileaks has put at risk not only the cause of human rights but also the lives and work of these individuals. We condemn in the strongest terms the unauthorized disclosure of classified documents and sensitive national security information.
Oh yes, let's be sure to get in a pitch for "responsible, accountable, and open government."

Have we lost our minds? Wikileaks is about hurting us, bringing us down, damaging our relations with others, rendering us impotent. This is not about open government policy, as if Wikileaks went a bit too far on its class project.

Julian Assange should have been indicted by now, and if the law did not allow more punitive measures in this circumstance, then the law should have been changed after the first document dump. Assange is an enemy of our country and should be treated as such.

Instead, we're writing letters and lecturing on accountable and open government.

Stick a fork in Obama, he's Jimmy Carter.

Borrowed from:

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion
\ˈlē-gəl\ \ˌin(t)-sə-ˈrek-shən\: "a rising up against established authority; rebellion; revolt" "in conformity with or permitted by law"

November 25, 2010

Clueless is as Clueless does a typical non answer from the Demander-in-Thief

Absolutely worth the three minutes to watch this fool babble on. Completely lost without his teleprompter, did he not anticipate this as a probable question?

Get a load of Nick sitting beside him, he looks on in in abject incredulity, followed by drifting off into outerspace thinking ” who the hell is this guy.” His looks are more telling than Obama’s gibberish.

Makes you just proud as hell to be an American with this moron as our President. Anybody starting to miss W. yet?

November 1, 2010

Don’t know if it’s at all true, or just one of those myriad urban legends that circulate forever in cyberspace.

But, it made me laugh. And laughter’s GOOD.

A United States Marine was taking some college courses between assignments. He had completed 20 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the ACLU.

One day, the professor shocked the class when he came in.

He looked to the ceiling and flatly stated, “GOD, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform… I’ll give you exactly 15 minutes.”

The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, “Here I am GOD, I’m still waiting.”

It got down to the last couple of minutes when the Marine got out of his chair, went up to the professor, and cold-cocked him, knocking him off the platform. The professor was out cold.

Marine went back to his seat and sat there, silently.

The other students were shocked and stunned, and sat there looking on in silence. The professor eventually came to, noticeably shaken.

He looked at the Marine and asked, “WHAT in the world is the MATTER with you? Why did you do that?”

The Marine calmly replied, “GOD was too busy today protecting America’s soldiers who are protecting your right to say stupid stuff and act like an idiot. So…. He sent me.”

The classroom erupted in cheers!

God bless America and God bless our troops — and November is here.

October 20, 2010

Thank you George Burns

First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down.

September 17, 2010

Brandin' 'Em Like Cattle

Well, howdy!!! Seems the folks over yonder at the DNC, or as they preferred to be called nowadays, "The Circle D" have come up with a fancy new brandin' logo to paste on all them mindless cattle that like to vote for 'em. Mercy sakes alive, they's even tellin' the cattle to pay to brand themselves for 'em! What a riot!

Trouble is tho', their new logo really ain't all that fancy at all. In fact, it seems downright bland if you ask me! But, seein' as how our good friend Harvey over yonder at the IMAO noticed a certain similarity 'tween their "fancy" new logo and Sir Thomas Crapper's great contribution to human civ'lization, I got to thinkin' maybe they'd like some help mooovin' that there merchandise they's a-sellin', so I whupped up a few bumper stickers fer 'em based on Harvey's much more eye-pleasin' redesign! Let me know what y'all think...

Ya know, one thing keeps on a-botherin' me about that new logo. It seems a might too familiar...

Wait a minute..

Almost there...

That's it...

I knew I'd seen it somewhere's before! Them Democrats is as sneaky as rattlesnakes and twice as slipp'ry! Best mind yourselves when wanderin' near 'em, I always say.

Cross-posted at IMAO. Posted by Rev. Right at 1:38 AM

September 15, 2010

Just think, if Sarah Palin had run heads up against the Chosen One she very well may have…………….

Be clear, our economy would be in much better shape, no Cap and Trade, No Obama Care, no Sotomayor, or Kagan, just common sense conservative values based on Ronald Reagan.

Michelle Obama’s Nanny-State “Food Police” Dreams… and Photo of the Day of First Ladies’ Butts

Left to right – Princess Letizia of Spain, French first lady Carla Bruni and, yep, you guessed it.

Ultimate stimulus: Government spent $823,200 to teach uncircumcised African men how to wash their junk after sex

I'm not kidding either. Check out this headline over at CNS News: Feds Spent $800,000 of Economic Stimulus on African Genital-Washing Program. From now on, the word 'stimulus' will go down in the annals of most ironic puns. The stimulus money was spent on that stimulating endeavor by the The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a division of our corrupt government that continues to spend money that doesn't exist yet on stupid things like teaching uncircumcised African men how to wash their genitals after having sex.

The genitalia-washing program is part of a larger $12-million UCLA study examining how to better encourage Africans to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counseling – however, only the penis-washing study received money from the 2009 economic stimulus law. The washing portion of the study is set to end in 2011.
After that, they will teach them how to wipe the hynies. Then brush their teeth. Get dressed correctly. I just have one question. I don't mean to sound unsympathic to the plight of uncircumsized men that have no idea how to wash their junk, something that comes naturally (ouch - pun) to most of us, but WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT SPENDING HAVE TO DO WITH OUR ECONOMY WHICH THE STIMULUS WAS SUPPOSED TO STIMULATE?!?!?!?!?!?

August 21, 2010


'My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime has been completed. Since Congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in... Iraq is complete. This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces from Iraq . This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to begin the reckoning.

Before me, I have two lists. One list contains the names of countries which have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short. The United Kingdom , Spain , Bulgaria, Australia, and Poland are some of the countries listed there. The other list contains every one not on the first list. Most of the world's nations are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of both lists later this evening.

Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those nations on List 2 ceases indefinitely. The money saved during the first year alone will pretty much pay for the costs of the Iraqi war. THEN EVERY YEAR THEREAFTER It'll GO TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM SO IT WONT GO BROKE IN 20 YEARS.

The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world Hell holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption. Need help with a famine? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France.

In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this money toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home. On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you down and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth. Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France or maybe China. I am ordering the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France, and Russia. Thanks for all your help, comrades. We are retiring from NATO as well.

I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid parking tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and crushed. I don't care about whatever treaty pertains to this. You creeps have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or watch your precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop shops in the world. I love New York.

A special note to our neighbors: Canada is on List 2. Since we are likely to be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not pissing us off for a change. Mexico is also on List 2. Its president and his entire corrupt government really need an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple thousand extra tanks and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to put 'em? Yep, border security.

Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty - starting now. We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we'll be drilling for oil in Alaska -which will take care of this country's oil needs for decades to come. If you're an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you to List 2 above: pick a country and move there.

It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens. Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, 'darn tootin.'

Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet. It is time to eliminate hunger in America. It is time to eliminate homelessness in America.

To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thank you guys. We owe you and we won't forget.

To the nations on List 2, a final thought : You might want to learn to speak Arabic.

God bless America .. Thank you and good night.'

August 17, 2010

A borrowed line

A Charging Elephant
Always Trumps a Brain Dead Donkey

Visit this blog, Charging Elephant at the link below and ecnourage everyone you know that change starts in November, and as the title says, A charging elephant will always trump a brain dead donkey.

July 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

It's taken me fifty some years to realize that I am my father, and it aint all bad.

July 19, 2010

July 8, 2010

This should surprise no one

Readers who get their news from the the mainstream media are remarkably ill informed. Much of what they "know" isn't true and much of what they don't know is important. Take the case of what Byron York calls "the NASA (non) feeding frenzy."

You know the story. The guy whom President Obama has put in charge of NASA reports that he has been tasked by President Obama with missions having nothing to do with space exploration. Perhaps the foremost of these missions is to make the Muslim world feel good about itself.

York originally reported the comments made by NASA administrator Charles Bolden to Al Jazeera several days ago. Yesterday York ran a Nexis search to see whether the news had made it into the mainstream media. York's search produced this (utterly predictable) result:

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program in the New York Times: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program in the Washington Post: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on NBC Nightly News: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on ABC World News: 0.

Total words about the NASA Muslim outreach program on CBS Evening News: 0.

July 1, 2010

Bet you all forgot about this....

IRS Issues Tanning Tax Regulations

One of my favorite sin taxes of all time is the tanning tax, partly because I find it ironic that it was signed into law by a black President who, I think its safe to assume, does not frequent tanning booths.¹
Seriously, though, I anticipate a constitutional challenge to the tax along the following lines:

It discriminates against women who comprise 80% of the indoor tanning market and own nearly 70% of the indoor tanning businesses;
It discriminates against white people who comprise 99.99% of consumers; and
It gives an unfair advantage to competing industries (i.e. the bottle tan industry, etc.)
The Journal of Accountancy (JOA) reports that on Friday, the IRS issued final, temporary and proposed regulations to provide guidance on the new 10% indoor tanning services excise tax (TD 9486; REG-112841-10):

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148) created a new 10% excise tax on amounts paid for indoor tanning services after June 30, 2010. Like a sales tax, the excise tax will be collected from the person tanning when payment for the tanning services is made.

The regulations provide that “amount paid” includes all amounts paid to a tanning services provider for indoor tanning services, including any amount paid by insurance. However, because many tanning salons sell other goods and services in addition to tanning services, the regulations provide rules for determining the tax when the provider charges for various goods and services in addition to the tanning services.

Tanning providers avoid collecting tax on other goods and services if the charges are separable, do not exceed the fair market value of the other goods and services, and are shown in exact amounts in the records pertaining to the indoor tanning services charge. If the charges are not separately stated and the total amount paid includes indoor tanning services, the tax will be based on the portion of the amount paid that can be reasonably attributed to the tanning services.

Liability for the tax arises at the time payment is made for the services, but in some cases (such as when a gift card is purchased), it may not be possible at the time of purchase to determine if the payment is for tanning services. The regulations provide that in that case, payment is treated as being made (and liability for the tax arises) at the time it can be reasonably determined that the payment is made specifically for indoor tanning services (for example, when the gift card is redeemed to pay specifically for indoor tanning services).

The JOA describes the collection and payment procedures included in the regulations:

Providers of tanning services must collect the tax and pay it over quarterly to the government. In cases where the tax is not separately stated, the amount paid is presumed to include the tax. If the payor does not pay the tax, the service provider must pay the tax.

The tax is reported by the tanning services provider on Form 720, Quarterly Federal Excise Tax Return. Full payment of the tax is due when the quarterly Form 720 is timely filed; the regulations do not require semimonthly tax deposits.

It makes me very nervous when the federal government chooses to penalize an entire industry merely because it’s current (and temporary) leaders disapprove of the product that industry produces and sells.

The opportunities for government control of private behavior through the tax mechanism are unlimited and, therefore, extremely dangerous.³


¹ Of course, I say this with my tongue partly implanted in my cheek. I don’t really believe that Obama is singling out white people. What I do believe, however, is that he and Congress are desperate to raise revenues and open to any cockamamie idea that won’t cost them dearly at the polls. But for fun let’s speculate as to what the left’s reaction would be if a white Republican President proposed a similar surtax on one of the following industries:

Hip-Hop Music
Chop Sticks
The decibel levels of the accusations of racism, anti-semitism and homophobia would reach those found only at a Metallica concert.

² People who go to tanning booths know the risks and choose to accept them. It is a free exchange and the government should not insert itself into that exchange in order to influence personal and private choices.

³ We do risky, unhealthy things every day of our lives (just getting into a car is one of the most unhealthy things we do). To single out for taxation a specific unhealthy behavior while leaving other specific unhealthy behaviors free of taxation is inequitable and unfair.*

* I should be careful what I wish for, however, because the left’s solution to the inequity might be to simply tax everything.

June 30, 2010

Quote of the day – Ann Colter

Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said [Alvin] Greene was not a “legitimate” candidate and called his victory “a mysterious deal.” (Yes, how could a young African-American man with strange origins, suspicious funding, shady associations, no experience, no qualifications, and no demonstrable work history come out of nowhere and win an election?)

Does this not say it all?

June 10, 2010

Going to be busy with school....

Yes you heard that right, school, college again. Still looking for bottles of Boones Farm, and Strawberry Hill, anyone got an idea where I can find them? And what happened to the $12.50 a credit hour? Good gosh, its not cheap any longer.

Now Internet classes, as I explained to my professor, the last class I took was before Al Gore invented the say he didn't? And it was a 6 hour drive home from Marquette, those were the days. Anyway lets see if they can teach an old dog new tricks....

This will be a slow summer for posting here, everything cottage is done, gone, & over. Mother however, will be at Lakeside this summer new knee and all, and I understand you can get magnets to stick to it, so a hint to all the kids up there if your looking for some fun...just saying. Not sure when she will be there, two separate occasions I understand, although she will swear she's told me twice, you know what happens when you get older!

On that cheery note I leave you with this thought, Go Lakeside, Beat Cottage Grove!

May 18, 2010

Irony: Obama signs Press Freedom Act, refuses to take any questions from the press

After the signing of the Freedom of Press Act on Monday, President Obama declined to take any questions from the press.

During a pooled press event in the Oval Office, President Obama was asked if he would take a couple questions.

"You're certainly free to ask the question," Obama told the reporters in the room. "I won't be answering, I'm not doing a press conference today, but we'll be seeing you in the course of the week."

President Obama was referring to the press availability he will likely hold following his meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. Traditionally, these events are known as "two and two's" referring to the number of questions each country's group of reporters will be allowed to ask.

May 14, 2010

Does it really matter if you can't understand a word she says?

Anyone surfing the web recently has no doubt come across this ravishing creature looking back at you. Thanks to a commenter over at AoS, we now know who she is.

Here's a video montage. I can't understand a word she's saying, but does it really matter? Maybe Roger Ailes can help with her English and get her on Fox News.

May 12, 2010

Southern Hicks Hired to Clean Up Gulf Spill With Hay (Video)

This is no redneck joke.
Two good ol’ boys were hired to help clean up the Gulf spill around the 26 mile stretch of beach surrounding Walton County, Florida, including Sandestin. The video of their “hay technique” has over 200,000 views so far.
Check out how their hay method works to trap oil ion the water.

CW Roberts employees demonstrating the use of hay to assist in a defense against the oil spill in the Gulf. This is the method that is included in the Walton County Plan of Action.

Now, will our inept administration along with Big Sis Janet ever figure this one might work?

May 6, 2010


Fannie and Freddie were the lynch pins in causing the mortgage meltdown, a disaster that was also a Democrat invention. The housing meltdown wasn't caused by deregulation. Or by Wall Street greed. It was the result of government interference.

I have been telling people for years now how and what caused this massive problem, and almost always with a look of WTF are you talking about, Bush caused this. No he didn't.

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977 is passed under Carter with pressure from groups like ACORN. It prohibts the practice of redlining - giving fewer loans to poor areas.

Sometime in the early 1990s home loan data was required to collect racial statistical data, used later to make the false case that minorities were being discriminated against in the loans market.

In 1995, Bill Clinton gave the CRA teeth. By the force of government, subprime loans were authorized specifically so that lower income minorities could buy homes without meeting the usual requirements.

Late in Clinton's second term he signed the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 and the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 that unleashed the GSEs of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac began buying subprime notes giving rise to entities like Countrywide that specialized in the practice.

Fannie and Freddie became bloated with bad loans, went bankrupt leading to the mortgage meltdown of 2008. The rest, as they say, is history.

An aside to the story is that Bush tried to reform Fannie and Freddie in 2002 to prevent exactly what was to happen in 2008, but was blocked by Congress in 2003. And again blocked 17 times by congress in 2008.

April 30, 2010

Why I Voted Democrat

I voted Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my boat.

I voted Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.

I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

I voted Democrat because freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

I voted Democrat because when we pull out of Iraq I trust that the bad guys will stop what they're doing because they now think we’re good guys.

I voted Democrat because I'm way too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know that my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.

I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.

I voted Democrat because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as IT sees fit.

I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite The Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would never get their agendas past the voters.

I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my ass that it is unlikely that I'll ever have another point of view.

Keep in mind: "A Liberal is a person who will give away everything they don't own."

April 20, 2010

Small minded tattiling

Dispute Between Neighbors

A city councilman in Utah, Mark Easton, had a beautiful view of the east mountains, until a new neighbor purchased the lot below his house and built a new home.

The new home was 18 inches higher than the ordinances would allow, so Mark Easton, mad about his lost view, went to the city to make sure they enforced the lower roof line ordinance.
The new neighbor had to drop the roof line, at great expense.

Recently, Mark Easton called the city, and informed them that his new neighbor had installed some vents on the side of his home...

Mark didn't like the look of these vents and asked the city to investigate.

When they went to Mark's home to see what the vents looked like, this is what they found...

It appears to be a 100% true story!

Not to defend the guy here, but who wouldn't be pissed when their neighbor erected a monstrosity which eclipsed a mountain view?

April 12, 2010

OBAMA RAPES OUR COUNTRY! Jon Voight’s Letter To America

“In one year, the American people are witnessing the greatest lie that is cleverly orchestrated by President Obama and his whole administration. The lie is a potent aggression that feeds the needs of people who either have not educated themselves enough to understand the assault upon us all or the very poor and needy who live to be taken care of.

“President Obama feeds these people poison, giving them the idea that they are entitled to take from the wealthier who have lived and worked in a democracy that understands that capitalism is the only truth that keeps a nation healthy and fed. Now the lie goes very deep and President Obama has been cleverly trained in the Alinsky method and it would be very important that every American knows what that method is.

“It is a socialistic, Marxist teaching and with it, little by little, he rapes this nation, taking down our defenses, making new language for the Islamic extremists. The world looked up to us as a symbol of hope and prosperity now wonders what will become of the entire world if America is losing its power.

“The American people who understand exactly what is taking place have come together in the thousands, vowing to try to stay together as a unit of love and freedom for all men and women, from all walks of life, shivering to think that this once great nation will be a third world country.

“This will be the first president to ever weaken the United States of America. President Obama uses his aggression and arrogance for his own agenda, against the will of the American people when he should be using his will and aggression against our enemies.

“Every loving American for peace and truth and the security of our nation must come out and join the Tea Parties in their states. The opposition will continue their tactics; they will lie and plant their own bullies amongst us. Everyone must pay close attention to who stands next to them. We can weed out the liars and agitators.

“Let us all stay in God’s light. Let no man put asunder. We can and we will prevail. God bless us all!”

~Jon Voight, April 10th, 2010

April 8, 2010

Tennis Girl photographer Dies

The photographer who took the famous "Tennis Girl" photo - the most published photo in the world - has died.

Martin Elliott took the photo in 1976 for an Athena calendar, and his 18-year-old girlfriend at the time, Fiona Butler, was happy to pose for it. She's been quoted as saying "I'm not at all embarrassed about that photo."

Looking at it again, I'm not sure what I like best about it: the blatant bare bottom fetishism, the quality of late-afternoon sunlight, or the corona of fine blonde hairs on her arms and legs, catching and diffusing that light in an effect that is all too rare in this age of shaved-smooth skin.