Good Morning Campers… I’m on my way out the door to an out-of-town appointment, but I found this article this morning and I was appalled! Looking through today’s issue, I didn’t have any open space left so I decided to share it with you in my opening comments. I’m sure you’ll join with me in condemning Philadelphia and their mayor and law enforcement.
Dozens of teens detained after Philadelphia’s earlier curfew
Mayor Michael Nutter announced the earlier curfew following a string of mob attacks by young people alerted to gatherings via email and social media.
“It’s a growing problem in this country,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey said Friday.
Nutter delivered tough remarks in a church sermon last weekend that has received international attention — a blunt, no-excuses scolding that coincided with the start of the England riots. The mayor delivered remarks during a church sermon? Where’s the ACLU? Where’s the separation between church and state?
An African-American, Nutter noted that those involved in the Philadelphia attacks are predominantly black and said their behavior damaged themselves and their race.
Okay, so my obviously tongue-in-cheek consternation over this affair aside, it gives me hope for our country when I read about a mayor like Michael Nutter, who is trying to get to the root of the problem and understands where the responsibility lays. He’s not afraid to step up and give consequences and I’m quite sure he will be attacked by the liberal left for his words and actions. You should really read the rest of the article here: http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/08/13/pennsylvania.curfew/index.html?eref=mrss_igoogle_cnn
So, enough with the satire this morning, let’s get on to the laffs!
I think I almost ran into this guy at about 12,000 feet the other day!
Way cool video….and if you don’t have wings of your own, you poor people, you, then this has got to be the next best thing.
This makes perfect sense…if someone doesn’t agree with you, someone else needs to stop listening to them. Bloody jack-wagons!
Okay, this is bloody awful! I can’t possibly put up enough warnings!
There are three guys in a boat with four cigarettes. They have no matches or anything and were trying to come up with a way to smoke their cigarettes.
“I got it!” said the one guy as he threw one of his cigarettes overboard.
“Why did you do that?” yelled his buddy.
I saw this headline and the very first thing I thought of was, “What a fantastic
opportunity! Sell the pot and pay down the national debt!” Then I did a little math. If you
round the debt off to $3trillion….we would have to seize and make this same sale…. are you
ready for this? … 3,750 times! I’m not sure we could make that many busts!
UKIAH, Calif. (AP) — An estimated $800 million worth of marijuana has been seized following a massive raid on illegal grows on public lands deep in Northern California’s pot country, authorities said Tuesday. The three-week… »
California Wildlife Photography…submitted by K²…
Cougar sleeping in a tree.
King’s Canyon National Forest , near Yosemite .
They look pretty harmless when they’re asleep, don’t they?
You have nothing to worry about. They prey on younger men..
Thanks for the warning K², but even cougars love dragons!
This was sent in by DVL who says: “I don’t usually watch the Morning Joe show on MSNBC but these two brief videos look behind the curtain at what is really grinding the economy to its current dangerous level of dysfunction. Yes, Dylan Ratagin is writing a book [Greedy Bastards] buy I found his comments non-partisan and apolitical.”
The explosion of disgust
The explanation of it
Today’s Last Word…Comes to us via Alaska and good buddy camper Bob who doesn’t always agree with us here at Dragon and Leprechaun Laffs, but is always great at expressing his opinion.
This is a short essay by Charlie Reese that’s been around before, but must needs be sent around again so it can be read over and over before next year’s election.
This is about as clear and easy to understand as it can be.. The article below is completely neutral, neither anti-republican or democrat. Charlie Reese, a soon-to-be- retired reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, has hit the nail directly on the head, defining clearly who it is that in the final analysis must assume responsibility for the judgments made that impact each one of us every day. It’s a short but good read. Worth the time. Worth remembering!
545 vs. 300,000,000 People – By Charlie Reese
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.
Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don’t propose a federal budget. The President does.
You and I don’t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.
You and I don’t write the tax code, Congress does.
You and I don’t set fiscal policy, Congress does.
You and I don’t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.
I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don’t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator’s responsibility to determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.
What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House? John Boehner. He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted — by present facts — of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can’t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it’s because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it’s because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it’s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan .
If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it’s because they want it that way.
There are no insoluble government problems.
Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like “the economy,” “inflation,” or “politics” that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.
They and they alone, have the power.
They and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees.