Good Morning Campers!
Yes, I know it’s late. But it’s Saturday and most of you are still waking up anyway.
I found out something new…it’s really, really hard to do a “theme” issue. Today’s theme was supposed to be “sexy Saturday”, but that didn’t work out real well. Without re-using the same tired cartoons and jokes, trying to stay topical with what’s going on in the world right now AND following a theme? Virtually impossible.
Therefore, instead of an issue entitled Sexy Saturday, you have a section, entitled Sexy Saturday. Okay, so it’s the best I could do.
Before we get to laughing, I want to mention one thing. Today’s Last Word is going to be controversial (gee, imagine!) and I want to emphasize that the opinions expressed, with the exception of one, obvious quote, are mine. Many of you were very helpful in putting this together, sending me articles and opinions by some very famous and important people. Many others of you offered me your opinions and after MUCH research and rewriting, the opinion you have at the bottom is the result.
Thanks to LL for his in-depth contributions as well as his patient debate on the topic. What a great sounding board he is.
And now, let’s start this day with some much needed laughter!
I got this one from our dear camper Sue. This is what she writes:
THIS IS REALLY GREAT!
I am only sending this to my “mature friends” because most younger folks would have no idea what they are singing about. Too bad they missed it!
Well Sue, you may have only sent it out to your “mature friends”, but I’m sending this out to everyone in the hopes that we might kindle a little excitement in people for a simpler life….nah….just watch and enjoy!
The baby pigeon said, “I can’t make it; I’ll get too tired.”
His mother said, “Don’t worry; I’ll tie a piece of string to one of your legs and the other end to mine.”
The baby started to cry.
“What’s wrong?” said the mother.
“I don’t want to be pigeon towed!”
and another …
A young lady was a theater major applying for fall semester classes. At the end of the busy day she goes back to her dorm and enters in a huff of anger.
“What’s wrong, Shelly?” Asks her roommate.
“Well, all the acting classes are filled. I couldn’t even get into Mime class.”
“How should I know? You can’t get a word out of those people!”
FEDS PLAN CRACK-DOWN ON SECOND-HAND BARBECUE SMOKE
Summer evenings may no longer be filled with the smell of barbecued steaks, marinated chicken breasts, hamburgers and or hot dogs. The President, concerned about the health risk of second-hand barbecue smoke, is planning to sign an executive order that would ban the sale of barbecues, charcoal and charcoal lighter as well as impose stiff penalties on people who are caught engaging in this favorite summer past-time.
The White House Press Secretary said, “The smoke from just one barbecue is equal to at least 1000 packs of cigarettes and poses a significant health threat to the American public. The President has decided to do the right thing and ban these silent killers.”
Members of the President’s own party are not pleased by this announcement. The Senate Majority Leader said, “Rather than ban barbecues, we should heavily tax and regulate the barbecue industry. The President is missing out on a golden opportunity to bring new revenue into Washington.”
BNN Disclaimer: This story is totally false; not one shred of it is true! It was created for entertainment purposes ONLY. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental.
A 4-year-old son was eating an apple in the back seat of the car, when he asked, “Daddy, why is my apple turning brown?”
“Because,” his dad explained, “after you ate the skin off, the flesh of the apple came into contact with the air, which caused it to oxidize.
That changes the molecular structure and turns it into a different color.”
There was a long silence.
Then the son asked softly, “Daddy, are you talking to me?
So, let me ask you…… is this a dirty picture, or not?
A guy was getting ready to tee off on the first hole when a second golfer approached and asked if he could join him.
The first said that he usually played alone, but agreed to the twosome.
They were even after the first few holes.
The second guy said, “We’re about evenly matched, how about playing for five bucks a hole?”
The first guy said that he wasn’t much for betting, but agreed to the terms.
The second guy won the remaining sixteen holes with ease. As they were walking off number eighteen, the second guy was busy counting his $80.00.
He confessed that he was the pro at a neighboring course and liked to pick on suckers.
The first fellow revealed that he was the Parish Priest.
The pro was flustered and apologetic, offering to return the money.
The Priest said, “You won fair and square and I was foolish to bet with you. You keep your winnings.”
The pro said, “Is there anything I can do to make it up to you?”
The Priest said, “Well, you could come to Mass on Sunday and make a donation…… and, if you want to bring your mother and father along, I’ll marry them.
Question…. What the hell is that arch made out of?
Today’s Last Word concerns a topic that has been debated quite a bit lately. A topic that the Leprechaun and myself have gone round and round on and one I hope to show, at the end of this essay, that doesn’t really have a simple answer, but can be handled quite simply.
We are at war in Libya. Let me turn it around for you and see if this doesn’t help explain the situation… If China was flying drones and firing missiles at our encampments in Afghanistan and killing American’s, even though the battle wasn’t being fought by Chinese troops on the ground and our chance at firing back at any member of the Red Army and killing them was slim to none, would we still not think we were at war with China?
Of course not!
If any of our people, in the name of the United States Government, are killing members of a foreign nation, whether face-to-face or from a console three thousand miles away, we have committed an act-of-war on that country.
Now, I am not a legal expert, a Constitutional lawyer, or a historical specialist so perhaps that gives me an advantage over them in the fact that I can use a more logical and accurate tool – common sense. I don’t have to worry about all the nonsense that is flying around Washington between a president who is hiding behind sophistic bull-shit (Remember “what the definition of “is” is?) and a congress that doesn’t have enough internal fortitude (“balls”) to do it’s sworn duty. I can hold it up to the light of day and say that if you throw a rock at me, we are engaged in hostilities even if you used a sling-shot and my arm can’t throw hard enough to reach you.
Okay, now that we have established, to any logical, thinking person’s viewpoint, that we are at war in Libya then the president has a legal, constitutional and binding responsibility to get Congress’s approval after sixty days of fighting.
No if, ands, or buts.
Don’t tell me about the U.N. resolution, they DO NOT run our country! They do NOT remove your responsibility to following the rules!
You condemned yourself with your own words when you answered a similar question:
In December 2007, the Boston Globe asked 12 presidential candidates about military action aimed at stopping Iran from building nuclear weapons. “In what circumstances, if any,” the Globe asked, “would the president have constitutional authority to bomb Iran without seeking a use-of-force authorization from Congress?”
Here is how Barack Obama responded: “The president does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.”
There you have it.
Quite simple when you look at it properly and without the fancy word play that lawyers spend so many years honing.
1. What the president is doing is illegal.
2. He knows it is illegal and has used every sneaky device he has available to get around it.
3. He acknowledges, through his own words, that what he is doing is illegal.
4. If he thought he was so right in what he was doing, why didn’t he just take it to congress in the first place?
I feel 100% confident in saying that he will not be impeached for this offense.
The laughable excuse for a fake birth certificate has disappeared off of just about everyone’s radar; the illegal alien problem has gone away from most of the Main-Stream-Media (you only hear about it from a local perspective and even that is slowing down), the next thing you know they are all going to be given amnesty and he will have a huge voter base; government run healthcare, banks, businesses, police forces…..