Little leaguer comforts pitcher who hit him

True sportsmanship. The parents did a good job raising this kid.

DCG

The Zelensky you don’t know

Volodymyr Zelensky, 44, is the President of besieged Ukraine.

Born to a Jewish family, Zelensky was a comedian actor before he became a politician. In 2019, he ran as an anti-establishment, anti-corruption political outsider for the presidency and won the election with 73.23% of the vote. In 2018, his assets were worth about $1.5 million (₴37 million). (Source: Wikipedia)

Zelensky is the darling of American and Western media even before the Russian invasion. The videos (h/t Elizabeth) below of Zelensky when he was a “comedian actor” provides some illumination as to why he is their darling.

This YouTube video is titled “Volodymyr Zelensky playing piano with dick for five minutes”:

This next video of Zelensky “performing” in black bondage leather and high heels is downright demonic:

From Grid, August 11, 2022:

American pledges of aid for Ukraine have come at a dizzying pace and scale. The flood of spending is remarkable for a conflict in which U.S. forces are not directly involved. Fresh U.S. pledges totaling $5.5 billion warrant a look at the overall numbers.

This week the Biden administration announced a pair of new infusions of aid to Ukraine, both in the billions of dollars.

The first is an authorization of $1 billion in additional military aid. The Pentagon called it the largest direct shipment of weaponry to date, which includes ammunition for advanced rocket systems, Javelin anti-tank weapons, explosives, medical supplies and more. Perhaps the most important piece of the package: rockets for the HIMARS launchers that have proved as close to a battlefield game-changer as any weapon the U.S. and NATO have sent to Ukraine.

Separately, the United States said this week that it is providing another $4.5 billion in nonmilitary aid, intended to help Ukraine “maintain essential functions,” according to the United States Agency for International Development. The money will be funneled through the World Bank.

The military package is the 18th disbursement of military assistance since August 2021, Colin Kahl, the under secretary of defense for policy, told reporters. It brings total U.S. military aid to Ukraine to $9.8 billion since Russia’s invasion in February, Kahl said.

Taken together, congressional authorizations of military and nonmilitary aid to Ukraine are now around $50 billion.

For some perspective, consider these figures: Among top recipients of U.S. military assistance in 2020, Israel received $3.3 billion, Afghanistan $2.8 billion and Egypt $1.3 billion. The totality of U.S. military aid — spread across 157 nations — amounted to $11.6 billion. The Ukraine military outlay for 2022 is now more than three-fourths of that figure — and there are still more than four months left in 2022. There are almost certainly more shipments of weapons to come.

But the U.S. has no way of knowing whether and how Zelensky’s government uses our military aid and dollars. CNN admits:

The US has few ways to track the substantial supply of anti-tank, anti-aircraft and other weaponry it has sent across the border into Ukraine, sources tell CNN, a blind spot that’s due in large part to the lack of US boots on the ground in the country — and the easy portability of many of the smaller systems now pouring across the border….

But the risk, both current US officials and defense analysts say, is that in the long term, some of those weapons may wind up in the hands of other militaries and militias that the US did not intend to arm.
“We have fidelity for a short time, but when it enters the fog of war, we have almost zero,” said one source briefed on US intelligence. “It drops into a big black hole, and you have almost no sense of it at all after a short period of time.”

~E

The how-to-be-a-zombie Caption Contest

 

This is our world-famous 260th Caption Contest!

Here’s the pic (h/t merlin):

You know the drill:

  • Enter the contest by submitting your caption as a comment on this thread (scroll down until you see the “LEAVE A REPLY” box).
  • Body and Soul‘s writers will vote for the winner.
  • Any captions proffered by our writers, no matter how brilliant (ha ha), will not be considered. :(

This contest will be closed at the end of Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

To get the contest going, here’s my caption:

Wearing these hats will empower us and we’ll be FBI agents!

For the winner of our last Caption Contest, go here.

I am running out of caption pics. You can help by submitting interesting pics that you think would be great for our caption contests, by emailing them to me to:

FOTM4ever@outlook.com

Thanks!

~E

We have a winner!

 

…FOR OUR 259TH CAPTION CONTEST!

This was a very competitive contest, with many really clever captions.

Our writers dutifully voted for their #1 and #2 captions. Each #1 vote is worth 4 points; each #2 vote us worth 2 points.

And the winner, with one #1 vote and two #2 votes, totaling 8 points, is:

Jackie Puppet!

Here is the winning caption:

Dat booty-shakin’ was enough to bring down the Georgia Guidestones!!

Vett is in 2nd place with one #1 vote and one #2 vote, totaling 6 points:

Looks like the tectonic plates shifting along the San Andreas Fault.

A. B. Nordlichter, Brian Heinz, and Ssgt David are in 3rd place, each with one #1 vote and 4 points:

A. B. Nordlichter: “Shake contents thoroughly before using. Refrigerate any leftovers. Do not microwave.”

Brian Heinz: “Vote for me and, baby, this is free! And next week, Mack will crush beer cans with her right breast! Tune in and mack out.”

Ssgt David: “Making an ass of herself…literally!”

Anonymous and Captain America are in 4th place, each with one #2 vote and 2 points:

Anonymous: “Oww, what has been seen cannot be unseen…”

Captain America: “Let’s join Jim on the beach where we are witness to an East Indian Dugong calving.”

WELL DONE, EVERYONE!

Congratulations, Jackie Puppet!

For all the other caption submissions, go here.

I am running out of caption pics. You can help by submitting interesting pics that you think would be great for our caption contests, by emailing them to me to:

FOTM4ever@outlook.com

Thanks!

Be here later today for our next very exciting Caption Contest!

~E

Wild rangers safe after fleeing large cassowary

 

Imagine running into this creature in the wild!

The cassowary is a large flightless bird found in New Guinea, Indonesia and Australia. Cassowaries are considered to be the deadliest bird in the world despite their extremely shy nature. Watch:

Read thei whole story here.

Lesson learned: When venturing into the wild, carry a firearm or be sure to have a can of bear spray handy.

DCG

Smart dog saves brother from pool

This is truly remarkable.

Watch how Rifle saves his younger brother who had fallen into a pool and couldn’t climb out.

What a smart dog!

~E

Sunday Devotional: Always be prepared

Luke 12:32-40 

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not be afraid any longer, little flock,
for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom….
an inexhaustible treasure in heaven
that no thief can reach nor moth destroy.
For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.

Gird your loins and light your lamps
and be like servants who await their master’s return from a wedding,
ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.
Blessed are those servants
whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.
Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself,
have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.
And should he come in the second or third watch
and find them prepared in this way,
blessed are those servants.
Be sure of this:
if the master of the house had known the hour
when the thief was coming,
he would not have let his house be broken into.
You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect,
the Son of Man will come.

Although the above passage pertains to the End Times of the Second Coming of Jesus the Christ, in truth, our individual deaths are the end times for us. And, just as the Second Coming will come “at an hour you do not expect,” so also is our own death.

That was impressed on me by the recent sudden, wholly unexpected death of a parishioner at my church.

A devout Catholic and an active member of her church, Marilyn had driven back to her house to gather more items to donate to the church’s annual garage sale. Bent over by her degenerative spine infirmity, Marilyn walked with difficulty. As she exited her car, her clothing got caught in the door and she fell onto the driveway. Her car rolled over and crushed Marilyn. When she was taken to ER. she was pronounced dead.

Marilyn’s death shocked the church community. Though in her 70s and disabled by her spinal infirmity, it was not a deadly affliction and she was active despite her disability.

We tend to live our lives as if we would live forever. This is especially so when we are/were young. Only as we age and begin to lose family and friends, does death  — including our own death — becomes real.

Marilyn’s sudden death — by a freak and wholly unexpected accident “at an hour you do not expect” — is a warning to us “to be prepared” because we really don’t know when our time will come.

How should we be prepared? Here are some suggestions:

  • Apologize to any and all whom we have hurt or harmed by word or deed.
  • Forgive those who hurt us, even if they had not apologized nor asked for forgiveness. “And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespassed against us” –The Lord’s Prayer.
  • Examine our conscience and ask for God’s forgiveness for our sins. (Catholics should make use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and go to Confession on a regular basis.)
  • Designate a family member or a trusted friend to have your legal and/or medical power-of-attorney.
  • Draw up a Will and make sure it is legal in your state.
  • If you have pets, make provisions in your Will for their care.

Lastly, let not a day pass by without thanking God for everything He’s given you, and telling Him that you love Him with your whole heart, your whole soul, your whole mind, and with all your strength.

May the peace and love of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, be with you,

~E

Quick-thinking teen grabs trampoline to help save people from apartment fire!

Great job, Falon!

h/t Breibart

DCG

Tuesday Funnies!

~E

Trio of dogs helps alert sleeping Jacksonville woman of nearby house fire

Good doggies!

DCG