“What’s the that graphic up there Lethal?” you ask? Well readers I’ll tell ya, see Impish has complained a few times he felt a little “thrown under the bus” after a few of my issues because he was the brunt of so many of the jokes, wise cracks and comments. Truth be told it was an ancient NYC garbage truck replete with snow plow I used, not a brand new million dollar plus custom tour bus but hey if the delusion comforts Impish then let him believe it.
He claims he understands it is all in the name of humor and done out of love and respect, but asked that I give him a bit of warning when it’s going to happen so he can frame his fragile ego for the onslaught of character assignation comedy which he claims remind him of a Friars Club Roast minus all the pomp and F list celebrities. So I created several graphics like the one above to clue him and you into what’s up coming.
If you see one of these at the beginning of the issue you know Impish’s character, credibility and reputation are likely to suffer multiple aspersions by the end of the issue
Coffee is not a matter of life or death…It’s much more serious than that!
Mr.. Greenberg was an illiterate immigrant, but he worked hard, saved his pennies, and started a small business. It did well,
and soon he had enough money to send for the wife and children. The work kept him very busy, so he never had time to
learn to write, but the bank was happy to do business with him, even though his signature consisted of two X’s.
He prospered, he opened more stores, the kids were transferred to private schools, the family moved into a fancy house (with
one staircase going nowhere just for show)…you get the idea.
One day his banker, Mr.. Smith, asked him to drop by.
“So vat’s the problem?” Greenberg asked, a bit anxiously.
Smith waved a bunch of checks at him. “Perhaps nothing,” he said, “but I wanted to be on the safe side. These recent checks
of yours are all signed with 3 X’s, but your signature of record has just 2.”
Greenberg looked embarrassed. “I’m sorry about making trouble,” he said, “but my vife said that since I’m now such a
high class rich guy, I should have a middle name!”
After the North American Beer Festival, all the brewery presidents decided to go out for a beer.
The guy from Corona sits down and says, “Hey Senor, I would like the world’s best beer, a Corona.” The bartender dusts off a bottle from the shelf and gives it to him.
The guy from Budweiser says, “I’d like the best beer in the world. Give me ‘The King Of Beers’, a Budweiser.” The bartender gives him one.
The guy from Coors says, “I’d like the only beer made with Rocky Mountain spring water, give me a Coors.” He gets it.
The guy from Guinness Brewery sits down and says, “Give me a Coke.” The bartender is a little taken aback, but gives him what he ordered.
The other brewery presidents look over at him and ask, “Why aren’t you drinking a Molson?”
The Guinness Brewery president replies, “Well, I figured if you guys aren’t drinking beer, neither would I.”
A quick ‘Doctor of Quackery’ Tutorial Guide and Checklist for Dragons and Some of the Rest of You Underachievers
10 Ways to Know You’ve Had Good Sex
1. Your mattress has turned into a giant sponge.
2. It takes five minutes to unknot your bodies.
3. An earthquake of 3.4 on the Richter Scale is recorded in your area.
4. The cat’s exhausted from just watching you.
5. A trampoline company has to come to adjust your bed springs.
6 You’ve both gone down one clothing size.
7. You cancel your chiropractic appointment. There’s nothing left to adjust.
8. You have to breathe into a brown paper bag.
9. Boy, are you hungry!
10. You’re absolutely satisfied yet uncontrollably horny at the same time.
I left home for work last week and after less than a mile my car stalled and wouldn’t start.
I walked back to my house and found my husband in bed with our 19 year old babysitter.
They announced that the affair had been going on for two years.
Can you help me…I’m desperate.
The most common cause of vehicles breaking down in the first mile is dirt in the fuel lines. Hope this helps.
Dear Lethal Leprechaun~
I suggest a visit to your favorite Chat Room where you can engage in some of that Cyber Sex stuff, I just found out about this last night! I was on AOL and I went to this chat room. It was named something
suggestive, but I can’t remember which one it was. Something like, “Horny and Bald”, or something like that.OK, so I get in there and man these people are talking some real shit back and forth. I can’t believe it. Somebody asks, “What’s everyone wearing?” And everyone starts responding about what they are wearing.
Girls were saying they were wearing silk nighties, leather and lace, or nothing at all, spikes, all kinds of kinky stuff. Well hell, I was just wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans and I felt sort of out of place. So I hurried up and put on a jock strap, my wife’s bra, roller blades, ear muffs, and a ring of bratwurst around my neck.
Suddenly I realize that certain people are asking other certain people if they want to go to a private room and have Cyber Sex. I wasn’t quite sure how this whole thing worked, so I asked, and members of the group
explained that you could send another person in the room a private message, and then two members could talk back and forth without anyone else knowing, and that’s how you have Cyber Sex. Way Cool!
OK, so I’m waiting, and one by one I keep seeing people ask other people if they want to have Cyber Sex, and they say yeah IM me. I found out that means Immediate Message or something like that. OK, so I wait some
more, ’cause I know some really hot cyber chic babe is going to be asking me to have some private cyber sex any minute now.
Well, I’m waiting and waiting, and nothing. I’m thinking, how do they know I’m getting bald, that I’ve been married 26 years, have three kids, and sometimes when I have a choice of making love to my wife or taking a
nap, I choose the nap. Hey, I figure I can get some sleep and dream about having sex and kill two birds with one stone.
Geez, I’m 52 and I’m at that point where my wife makes me have sex at least once a month whether I need to or not.
I’m thinking this Cyber Sex thing will be great because I won’t have to get out of breath or, get up in the middle to take a pee, or anything. But no one sends me an invitation to join them. Then I got a brain
I wondered if I could send myself a private message. Sure enough I could! So I sent a message to myself asking me if I wanted to have Cyber Sex. Well, I reluctantly agreed. Once I was in the private room
I started telling myself what I was wearing, you know earmuffs and all. Then the next thing I knew I was saying some really lewd stuff to myself, man at first I was really embarrassed and on some level offended
by the things I was saying to me.
But the next thing I knew I was really starting to get turned on, I was saying things to myself like, “oh yeah, oh yeah baby, that’s it, that’s the way I like it, you’re the king, you’re the king, oh jesus you’re the
chief of police, your the sheriff, go trooper, ride me like a K9 dog humping the Sergeant’s leg, oh god, oh god, cuff me, beat me, call me dirty names, turn on your red light, scream like a siren…..”
Man it was really getting hot, then just when it was really getting good said something about “my momma”, well shit, that did it, I just lost it.I really got pissed off and I started screaming at myself TYPING IN ALL
CAPS and shit, and I told myself that I was a no good insensitive asshole. I came back with a reply that I was nothing but a Cyber Prick Teaser, and then I said I couldn’t believe that I would have done
something like this with someone as disgusting a pig as me… well to make a long story short I told myself “F off you Cyber Slut”, and I disconnected myself from me.
God I am so sick and ashamed of what I did I never want to talk to myself again. Do you think I cheated on my wife? Should I tell her?
Seriously Impish didn’t I already tell you I didn’t want to council you about this and it was WAY out of my depth on SO many levels? Didn’t I tell you to talk to the base shrink and Chaplin about it you sick Perverted whacko?
BTW I’ll have the contract for the screen and internet rights to this confession to you by this afternoon latest you depraved Dragon.
Mitt Romney or Ash Williams (“The Evil Dead” 1981)
Newt Gingrich or Lego Dude
Michele Bachmann or Julia Roberts
Rick Perry or Josh Brolin
Herman Cain or Steve Urkel (“Family Matters”)
Jon Huntsman or Capt. Christopher Pike (“Star Trek” 2009)
Gary Johnson or Wembley Fraggle (“Fraggle Rock”)
Ron Paul or Gandalf (“The Lord of the Rings”)
Tim Pawlenty or Mr.. Rogers
Rick Santorum or Michael Scott (“The Office”)
I’d like to thank all my well wishers who posted comments publicly or privately on the occasion of my birthday.
Your sentiments and well wishes were much appreciated. I had the opportunity to witness something truly spectacular on my birthday, an extremely rare and occasionally terrifying event. Molly, in the kitchen, actually cooking a meal, more or less totally from scratch and for company even (hey if I was going to be poisoned I was not going down alone so I held some of her family hostage under the guised of a very small low key birthday party as food tasters!). While admittedly I DID ply my knife skills to several items for her ( almost as hard as Impish’s head winter squash and razor sharp knives can be a seriously dangerous combo , the same can be said for finely mincing shallots) as well as providing the odd word or two of sage advice when she was worried things were going indirections other than the recipe she had indicated) she did remarkably well and in a very short period of time too.
No cases of food poisoning have been reported thus far ( I write this Sunday morning and its possible we just have not heard from our guests yet or their next of kin) and the thought of leftovers is not unappealing.
HOWEVER, I’d like to take this opportunity to address some ugly “misconceptions” that were put forth about me during the course of announcing my birthday.
FIRST OF ALL, my age, Impish gets away with that tired old “expresses his age exponentially) stuff because the passage of time in Tir Na Nog where we fae folk make our home and I was born happens at a different rate than here. A week spent there can be 100 years here so the subject of my age is plainly subjective based on from which side of the crossing you are looking at it from.
SECONDLY, regarding my avoiding “retirement” Leprechauns NEVER retire, we may grow fed up with the constant B.S., strife and hypocrisy you humans seem to be so utterly fond of and retire from the mortal world back to stay in Tir Na Nog for good but we never “retire”.
Besides how could I affords to? Aside from having to constantly make amends for a certain Dragon and his gaffs, the fact that as of my writing this, not a SOLITARY SINGLE blessed item of Dragon Bling or Leprechaun Swag which we rolled out at the Grand Opening of the DragonLaffs Store a week ago today has sold. If you couple that with the fact that I am one of those who will have wound up paying into Social Security all of my working life but never get a single thin dime back out of it, I can never afford to retire here in the mortal world.
LASTLY on the matter of my “baby picture”, while it IS true that I am so old as to have know dirt when it was called Rock, attended most of the first runs of Shakespeare’s plays, been part of St Patrick’s welcoming committee, attended the Sermon on the Mount, the Bread and Fish Church Supper, be report first hand the the wine that Christ created from water was an unremarkable vintage, and admit to having seen Moses in knee pants that IS NOT my baby picture OR even the Blarney Stone!
For all you “inquiring minds” then, a “baby picture “ of the Lethal Leprechaun.
Yup that’s me, Lethal Leprechaun as a wee squint taking me first bottle! Some bloody fool thought to play a joke on me by making it a bottle of Scotch however. ‘Tis ok though, I got even by filtering it thru me kidneys before returning it to his trousers.
The secret to a REALLY good Bacon Burger
Get that bacon flavor inside the burger before as well as on top after its cooked!
You know how everything in Texas is bigger than anywhere else? Well, there was this Texan living in Bristol a while back. Huge fellow he was, had to duck under all but the highest of doorways, and often had to go through sideways. And he was always going on about how much bigger things were back home, used to really bore everyone senseless with his bragging.
Anyway, he died one day, and wound up in a mortuary where a friend of mine worked. Charlie was telling me about the trouble they had, trying to find a coffin big enough to bury him in.
They looked everywhere, but there was nothing that even came close, and it would take time to have one specially made.
“So what did you do?” I asked.
“Oh,” said Charlie, “it was simple, really.
We gave him an enema and buried him in a shoebox.”
Hum…interesting…same thing you do with a dragon just on a smaller scale! Is that a bus I hear accelerating madly?
With Today’s Guest Chef: me own dear darlin’ wife Molly Malone!
I thought I’d give you the recipe that Molly found for me birthday dinner that met with so much success and praise from the guests today. Its fast, easy and uses one of my favorite under used veggies, winter squash, in this particular case Butternut.
Penne with Squash and Chicken
1 tbsp olive oil
1-1/2# butternut squash(peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
2 clove cloves garlic(sliced)
12 oz penne pasta
1 – 3 # rotisserie chicken(skin removed meat removed and chopped)
2 cups spinach(baby)
3/4 cup ricotta
2 tbsp parmesan (grated)
1 Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Warm oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add squash, and season with salt and pepper. Lower heat to medium and cook squash, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and continue to cook until squash is tender, 5 to 7 minutes more.
2 Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup cooking liquid, and return pasta to cooking pot. Add chicken, spinach and half of reserved pasta water to skillet with squash. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Turn off heat and transfer squash mixture to pot with pasta. Add ricotta and Parmesan and toss. Pour in more reserved cooking liquid if mixture seems dry. Serve immediately.
A couple comments are required. We tried to find frozen butternut squash chunks so we didn’t have to deal with the cutting, peeling and cleaning of the squash but apparently its too early in the season for that. You can substantially speed up your cooking time by placing the diced squash in the microwave for 6 minutes before using it in your recipe.
In place of garlic which some people find objectionable when sliced in a dish and because the topic of how much garlic is too much, Molly elected to use a medium shallot instead which covered both the onion and garlic aspects of the issue finely minced.
Finally we purchased the rotisserie chicken the night before (actually 2 of them since we were intent on having it for dinner Friday night as well and they were on sale so I stripped both birds and diced the meat placing it in a storage container. One was garlic and herb the other lemon pepper. When I was done I poured the juices from the bottom of the bags in with the chicken that was being stored and this in turn went into the pan with the squash & spinach etc when the chicken was added making a powerful flavor contribution to the dish.
Mrs.. Dragon…so cruel to Impish, but oh so wise! She really does know him all too well.
If Famous Characters Throughout Time had Jewish Mothers –
MONA LISA’S JEWISH MOTHER:
‘After all the money your father and I spent on braces, this you call a smile?’
CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS’ JEWISH MOTHER:
‘I don’t care what you’ve discovered, you didn’t call, you didn’t write…’
MICHELANGELO’S JEWISH MOTHER:
‘A ceiling you paint? Not good enough for you the walls, like the other children? Do you know how hard it is to get that schmutz off the ceiling?’
NAPOLEON’S JEWISH MOTHER:
‘You’re not hiding your report card? Show me! Take your hand out of your jacket and show me!’
ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S JEWISH MOTHER:
‘Again with that hat! Why can’t you wear a baseball cap like the other kids?’
GEORGE WASHINGTON’S JEWISH MOTHER:
‘Next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac , you can kiss your allowance good-bye!’
THOMAS EDISON’S JEWISH MOTHER:
‘Okay, so I’m proud that you invented the electric light bulb. Now turn it off already and go to sleep!’
PAUL REVERE’S JEWISH MOTHER:
‘I don’t care where you think you have to go, young man, midnight is long past your bedtime!’
ALBERT EINSTEIN’S JEWISH MOTHER:
‘Your senior photograph and you couldn’t have done something with your hair?’
MOSES’ JEWISH MOTHER:
‘Desert, schmesert! Where have you really been for the last forty years?’
BILL GATES’ JEWISH MOTHER:
‘It would have killed you to become a doctor?’
BILL CLINTON’S JEWISH MOTHER:
‘Well, at least she was a nice Jewish girl.
Gone are the days of your grandmother’s “early bird special” at the local diner. As our baby boomers reach retirement age, hundreds of retailers are featuring new and improved discounts exclusively for the 60 and older crowd. We have composed a list of senior savings that will help you keep more cash in your pocket. Whoever said getting older was a bad thing, obviously didn’t know about these fantastic senior discounts!
- Applebee’s: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
- Arby’s: 10% off (55+)
- Ben & Jerry’s: 10% off (60+)
- Bennigan’s: discount varies by location
- Bob’s Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
- Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
- Burger King: 10% off (60+)
- Captain D’s Seafood: discount varies on location (62+)
- Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+)
- Chili’s: 10% off (55+)
- CiCi’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
- Culver’s: 10% off (60+)
- Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+)
- Dunkin’ Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55+)
- Einstein’s Bagels: 10% off baker’s dozen of bagels (60+)
- Fuddrucker’s: 10% off any senior platter (55+)
- Gatti’s Pizza: 10% off (60+)
- Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
- Hardee’s: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
- IHOP: 10% off (55+)
- Jack in the Box: up to 20% off (55+)
- KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+)
- Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+)
- Long John Silver’s: various discounts at participating locations (55+)
- McDonald’s: discounts on coffee everyday (55+)
- Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
- Shoney’s: 10% off
- Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
- Steak ‘n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday (50+)
- Subway: 10% off (60+)
- Sweet Tomatoes 10% off (62+)
- Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
- TCBY: 10% off (55+)
- Tea Room Cafe: 10% off (50+)
- Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
- Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
- Wendy’s: 10% off (55+)
- White Castle: 10% off (62+)
Retail and Apparel
- Banana Republic: 10% off (50+)
- Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month (50+)
- Belk’s: 15% off first Tuesday of every month (55+)
- Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days (55+)
- C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
- Clarks: 10% off (62+)
- Dress Barn: 10% off (55+)
- Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
- Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
- Kohl’s: 15% off (60+)
- Modell’s Sporting Goods: 10% off
- Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
- Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday (55+)
- The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+)
- Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+)
- Albertson’s: 10% off first Wednesday of each month (55+)
- American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday (50+)
- Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
- DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
- Food Lion: 6% off every Monday (60+)
- Fry’s Supermarket: free Fry’s VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday (55+)
- Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
- Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
- Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
- Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
- Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
- Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
- The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday (50+)
- Publix: 5% off every Wednesday (60+; only valid outsideFL)
- Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
- Uncle Guiseppe’s Marketplace: 5% off (62+)
- Alaska Airlines: 10% off (65+)
- Alamo: up to 25% off for AARP members
- American Airlines: various discounts for 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
- Amtrak: 15% off (62+)
- Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
- Best Western: 10% off (55+)
- Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP members (50+)
- Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
- Clarion: 20%-30% off (60+)
- Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
- Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
- Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
- Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+)
- Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+)
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members
- Greyhound: 5% off (62+)
- Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance
- Hertz: up t0 25% off for AARP members
- Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off depending on location (62+)
- Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
- InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
- Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler’s Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
- Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+)
- Motel 6: 10% off (60+)
- Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+)
- National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members
- Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
- Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
- Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
- Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
- Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up
- United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
- U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
Activities & Entertainment
- AMC Theaters: up to 30% off (55+)
- Bally Total Fitness: up to $100 off memberships (62+)
- Busch Gardens Tampa: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
- Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
- Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
- U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
- Regal Cinemas: 30% off
- Ripley’s Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket (55+)
- SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)
Cell Phone Discounts
- AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $29.99/month (65+)
- Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service (50+)
- Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+)
*Check out our Secret Cell Phone Discountsto view all cell phone discounts available to you!
- Great Clips: $3 off hair cuts (60+)
- Super Cuts: $2 off haircuts (60+)
Since many senior discounts are not advertised to the public, our advice to men and women over 55 is to ALWAYS ask a sales associate if that store provides a senior discount. Also, please note that some senior discounts vary by region. That way, you can be sure to get the most bang for your buck.
Here is a link to the original list in a printable format: http://www.bradsdeals.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/106StoreswithSeniorDiscounts-BradsDeals.com_.pdf
This is a test to determine if you are an alcoholic
If you saw the bar sign, you are an alcoholic.
Or at the very least an Irish queer!
Calling Tech Support!
He’s not dead but he sure is stuck! For all you mouse lovers, (and cats looking for dinner) they did get him out and let him loose.
Using a new painting program on his computer, Impish managed to come up with a very credible still life of fruit. He made a color printout and sent it to his daughter, a graphic designer. She called when it arrived.
“Isn’t it good?” Impish asked.
She chuckled, and in a tone that echoed mine from years ago, replied, “Dad, it’s beautiful. We put it on the refrigerator.”
You might remember (then again depending how hard you were celebrating you might not) that in our 4th of July issue I raised a bit of a ruckus over “alleged” religious censorship the the Houston VA Cemetery.
and then followed up on the issue shortly there after when a lawsuit was filed:
for further memory refreshing on the epic lengths the Obama backed VA Administration will go to to appease Muslims and slap our military heroes and their families in the face refer to the articles here:
Well I am proud to report when we slapped back (with the lawsuit) the V.A. while not caving apparently to all our demands at least blinked and stepped back. Unfortunately there is no clear word regarding the future tenure of Houston cemetery director Arleen Ocasio who the suit demanded be terminated for starting all this disrespect.
VA agrees to settle suit over censorship at Houston cemetery
By LINDSAY WISE, HOUSTON CHRONICLE Updated 06:11 p.m., Thursday, September 22, 2011
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to settle a lawsuit that accused VA officials of religious censorship at Houston National Cemetery, according to documents filed in federal court on Thursday.
The parties reached agreement on the case through mediation with former Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Phillips, according to the documents. VA officials and attorneys representing the plaintiffs declined to comment until a judge signs off on the terms of the joint motion.
Under the settlement, VA agrees “not to ban, regulate or otherwise interfere with prayers, recitations, or words of religious expression absent family objection” and to allow veterans’ families “to hold services with any religious or secular content they desire.”
VA also agreed not to edit or control the content of private religious speech by speakers at VA-sponsored special ceremonies or events at the cemetery and pledged to return a Bible, cross and Star of David to the cemetery’s chapel, which must remain open and not be used for storage or referred to as a meeting facility.
The settlement states that local members of Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4 and Houston National Memorial Ladies will resign their positions as official VA volunteers. They will be free to make their services known to funeral homes so that veterans’ families can decide if they would like these groups to provide any services.
VA admits no liability or fault, and stresses that some provisions of the agreement already were policy or practice at the department.
Protesters had called for VA to fire Houston cemetery director Arleen Ocasio, but her status is not addressed in the agreement.
VA operates 131 national cemeteries across the country.
Our government should take a HUGE lesson from this, specifically that those who have fought died or served for their country and their rights WILL fight back when pushed or threatened with those rights being removed or usurped. They should take this as a warning prior to considering which of our assured in the Constitution and Bill of Right rights they choose to try and suspend or usurp next.
Finally if they are TRUELY repentant and regretful part of the settlement agreement or not Arleen Ocasio will NEVER set foot in another Veteran’s Cemetery again in any capacity other than a mourner.