Firemen rescue a big elk from frozen pond

This will put a smile on your face. Kudos to these rescuers!


Meet Poppy the Prairie Dog!

I’ve never heard of anyone having a prairie dog as a pet. This one was rescued and is too domesticated to be released into the wild.

Cute thing!


The January 6 conspiracy Caption Contest

This is our  world-famous 277th Caption Contest!

Here’s the video:

About the video: The video shot from the east side of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, shows a police officer waving in Trump supporters, signaling them to disregard barricades. Snopes, however, insists the video to be false and claims that a second video shot from a different angle  debunks this rumor. Below is the supposed debunking video that, to me, is just confusing and does not show the first video to be false.

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, Nov. 28, 2023.

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

But the media and TPTB insist there’s no such thing as conspiracies!

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


Friday Animals ❤️

Below is a video of woodland animals seen through the creative lens of Julian Rad, an award-winning wildlife photographer based in Central Europe.

It’s quite amazing the animals allow Rad to get so close.

I suggest you mute the sound or lower the volume.


We have a winner!


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

This was a closely contested race, with only 2 points separating the winner and the second-runner.

And the winner, with two #1 votes and 8 points, is:


Here is his caption:

It’s too bad their parents didn’t support abortion as strongly as they do.

Brian Heinz and Goldbug are in 2nd place, each with one #1 and one #2 votes, totaling 6 points each:

Brian Heinz: “Baby killers we are,
Wear our medals like stars.
Look into our eyes
Where the evil resides.
We’re Abortion Czars,
It’s where our hearts are.
Innocent killing is what we do.
Times a-wasting
No babies for you.
Taking you down
Depopulation’s all around.”

Goldbug: “We morons are proud members of the Democrat Death Cult.”

Gracie Storvika (with one #1 vote) and another Goldbug caption (with two #2 votes) are in 3rd place, each with 4 points:

Gracie Storvika: “Good golly! Why end with just getting rid of innocent babies–why not apply the same logic to the other end of the spectrum . . . after all both of these individuals appear to be past their preferred expiration dates. Perhaps they need to be sent on their ways also. I mean really, where does it end?”

Goldbug: “Look closely; their pins say, ‘We’re proof you can’t fix stupid.'”

True Dan is in 4th place, with one #2 vote and 2 points:

Whose lives does abortion care save?


Congratulations, GregB!

For all the other caption submissions, go here.

Be here later tonight for our next Caption Contest!


Get out of Los Angeles: Man’s conceal carry permit pulled after defending his home

If you can, get out of blue cities that have been controlled by democrats for decades.

Los Angeles is one such democrat-run city that is failing its citizens. Along with other blue cities, Los Angeles is facing homelessness, increased crime and open-air drug use.

On the other hand, Los Angeles is not failing is their criminals.

Vince Ricci defended his home and family on November 4th when two armed thugs tried to take him down. Fortunately Ricci was carrying and able to scare off the intruders.

Fast forward a couple weeks and the Los Angeles Police Department is revoking Ricci’s conceal carry permit. Why? From The Daily Mail:

“Ricci told Fox News the sheriff’s office called him on Thursday telling him it was due to him ‘yelling’ at officers. He had previously blasted the LAPD for ‘sloppy police work’, including their alleged negligence in picking up casings scattered near his home as evidence.”

Watch Ricci speak of the event:

You can read more details about his story here.

Democrats have proven they don’t care about the rights of law-abiding citizens. The criminals now run the systems prevelant throughout blue cities. Get out of one if you can. It may save your life.


Illegal aliens in Chicago now deciding they want to return to their native countries

Have you seen pictures from our border of illegal aliens wearing “Biden Please Let Us In?”

Let them in Biden has, at record numbers.

Now some placed in Chiraq (courtesy of Gov. Greg Abbott) are ready to head back home. From NY Post:

“Some Venezuelan migrants who trekked thousands of miles to the US in search of a better life are so disheartened, they say they’re already heading back home.

Michael Castejon, 39, told the Chicago Tribune he has had enough after he, his wife and teenage stepdaughter spent five months sleeping either in a police precinct or a crowded city shelter in the now-brutally cold Windy City.

He’s also been unable to secure a job permit or enroll his daughter in a local school — two of the main reasons things they thought would bring a better life in the US. “The American Dream doesn’t exist anymore,” Castejon told the paper on the eve of his family’s departure.

“There’s nothing here for us … We just want to be home,” Castejon told the Tribune of the South American country he earlier fled.”

Read the whole story here.

They are disheartened by the promises democrats couldn’t keep? Did y’all really think they were going to provide every need for you?

Maybe they should have done some research on Biden/demorats and blue cities before making the trip.  Could have saved themselves some heartache.

Enjoy your trek back home!


Dangerous democrat-run cities: College student killed by career criminal

For over 60 years, Nashville has been run by a democrat mayor. And we all know how well democrat-run cities are doing these days: increased crime, decreased policing, open-air drug use, and exploding homeless populations. Blue cities are not safe for their citizens.

Here’s a recent example from Nashville:

College student dies after being struck in the head by stray bullet allegedly fired by career criminal

Innocent victim Jillian Ludwig

Jillian Ludwig, 18, was shot by career-criminal Shaquille Taylor, 29, as she walked on a track at a park. Here’s more details from the NY Post:

“A college student from New Jersey died overnight Thursday, two days after being struck in the head by a bullet allegedly fired by a career criminal as she walked near her campus in Nashville — and lay for an hour before a passerby found her.

Jillian Ludwig, 18, a freshman at Belmont University, had been initially listed in critical condition after being shot about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday while walking at Edgehill Community Memorial Gardens Park.

Following Ludwig’s death, authorities are discussing updated charges against suspected shooter Shaquille Taylor, 29, who was already arrested and charged with aggravated assault and evidence tampering.”

Read the whole story here.

Career criminal Shauille Taylor

Here’s some background on the perp, Shaquille Taylor:

Taylor served 11 months and 29 days for a 2016 assault charge and was found guilty for contributing to the delinquency of a minor in 2018, which resulted in him serving a year and two months on probation.

In 2021, he was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon after he and another man were accused of shooting at a female driver while her two kids were in the back seat. He was released from custody earlier this year after being deemed incompetent to stand trial. Federal and state laws prohibit the prosecution of mentally incompetent people.

According to Daily Wire, Taylor was charged with felony auto theft after he was seen driving a car that had been carjacked by two men in ski masks just days earlier, according to police. He was released on $20,000 bond and failed to appear in court.

A court order earlier this year explained that Taylor had developed pneumonia at birth, which led to a brain infection, and that he continues to function at a kindergarten level.

Taylor also did not meet the criteria for involuntary commitment, so the court had “reached the limit of its authority,” Criminal Court Judge Angelita Blackshear Dalton wrote.

Judge Andelita Blackshear Dalton

My question is, why was this perp out of jail in less than two years after being charged with a voilent gun crime?

Answer: Because judges and activists, in their desire for criminal justice reform, have put law-abiding citizens in danger. Mentally-ill career criminals face absolutely no consequences for their violent actions while innocent victims pay with their lives.

Blue-run cities are no longer safe in America today. If you live in one, be vigilant and safe. It may one day save your life.


Meet Maverick, Winner of American Hero Dog Award

Maverick is a European Blue Great Dane who currently works for the USO. Maverick supports service members, escorts children to military funerals for their parents, and helps men and women cope with trauma, according to American Humane.

See more pictures of Maverick in action here.

Such a good boy!


Defund the Police activist meets reality

Oakland, California is a democrate-run city that is failing. From The Daily Mail:

“Police data shows the city now has the second worst 911 response time in California, while the number of homicides has jumped by 79 per cent from 2018 to 2022. In the year to date, violent crime is 22 per cent higher than last year, motor vehicle theft is 51 per cent higher and robbery is 36 per cent higher.”

Seneca Scott ran for mayor of Oakland last year and lost. He had called for ‘shifting budgets away from the police’ and a ‘complete overhaul of how we want our communities to interact with law enforcement.’

2022 Oakland Mayorial candidate Seneca Scott

After a recent incident, he’s had a change of heart. From The Daily Mail:

Black activist ditches his progressive beliefs after being arrested for defending himself against homeless knifeman in his Oakland garden

Details of the incident:

“At around 10pm on October 30 2021, Scott discovered two men were trying to steal the water heater from his garden. He went down to confront them, taking his gun for protection, and found they had set up a tent and laid out drugs on his picnic table. 

He told them to put down the water heater and one of them pulled a knife. Scott showed them his pistol and again told them to put down the water heater. 

At this point one of the men fled, but the other flagged down a police car and told them Scott had pulled a gun on him. Police arrested Scott on charges of brandishing a weapon and carrying a concealed firearm.

The charges have all since been dropped.

Seneca says now he is vehemently anti what he terms the ‘woke left’ and ‘phony “progressives”‘ who he says are ‘dismissive towards black and brown people’. (I would argue that they are dismissive towards law and order.)

Scott told The Free Press that he changed his views when he realized ‘how deep the damage was’ and how ‘the people we had put in place were just complete frauds’.

Read the whole article here.

Better late than never to realize what disasterous democrat policies are doing to his city.  Now we just need about another 250,000 Oakland residents to wake up and change their voting habits.