Dragon Laffs Special Edition – Breaking News Update


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Breaking News

Afternoon readers, Lethal Leprechaun here!

Occasionally something of import happens after we go to blog which we would have ordinarily included in an issue. Such is the case today. We have been following this story periodically since our Memorial Day Special Issue with periodic updates. Here is the next installment in the saga of the V.A. disrespecting Veterans and the families of deceased Veterans

Judge signs off on Houston National Cemetery settlement

By LINDSAY WISE, HOUSTON CHRONICLE Updated 10:37 a.m., Thursday, October 20, 2011

  • American Legion member Willie Beck discusses the federal lawsuit against the Houston National Cemetery and the VA. Photo: Chronicle, Mayra Beltran / HC

    American Legion member Willie Beck discusses the federal lawsuit against the Houston National Cemetery and the VA.

    A federal judge Wednesday authorized the settlement of a lawsuit over allegations of religious censorship at Houston National Cemetery.

    Local veterans and volunteer groups had accused VA and cemetery officials of banning them from using religious speech – including the words Jesus and God – during services at the cemetery.

    The parties reached agreement in the case through mediation last month, and Judge Lynn Hughes signed his consent Wednesday.

    “This agreement preserves VA policy that families’ wishes are paramount when their loved ones – our nation’s heroes – are laid to rest,” Steve Muro, VA’s undersecretary for memorial affairs, said in a statement. “This agreement respects the important principle that the family’s wishes for religious observances at the committal services must be honored, which VA has fought to protect from day one.”

    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 let veterans’ families hold services with any religious or secular content they desire.

    VA also agrees not to edit or control private religious speech by speakers at VA-sponsored ceremonies or events and pledges 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 Bible, cross and star will be placed “on an open shelf within, but to the side of, the chapel, where they would be accessible and available for use by families,” the documents state.

    Local members of Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4 and Houston National Memorial Ladies will resign their positions as official VA volunteers. As private citizens, they will then be free to provide their own texts of recitations to funeral homes so that veterans’ families can decide if they would like these groups to provide any services at the cemetery.

    Protesters had called for the VA to fire Houston cemetery director Arleen Ocasio. The agreement does not address her status, however, and VA officials said her future is an internal matter.

Personally I expect her remaining tenure in that post to be just long enough to escape notice by the media and therefore embarrass the V.A. even further. There are rumors that if the V.A. fails to remove her that “Pain & Suffer” tortes will be lodged against both the V.A. and her by members of some of the families whom her actions disrespected and traumatized during their bereavements. I would expect hat the V.A. sporting one fresh shiner over this would be loathe to put their chin out there for a second shot at it. Especially with the specter of further rulings not in their favor regarding their conduct at V.A. Cemeteries

As far as Arleen goes, I’m sure with her sensitivity, tolerance toward religion and rabid liberal attitude Obama can get here a job with some Muslim outreach center as a spokesperson for how friendly and tolerant towel heads are.

 Moral Here

Specifically for Political Hacks such as John McCain who recently said he wants to reduce Veterans Health benefits and Governmental Administrative Weenies like Steve Muro & Arleen Ocasio who would seek to disrespect our memories and legacies.

After tasting combat and facing enemy fire doing our duty according to our oath:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God

if you think to mistreat us, disrespect us and call us terrorists for continuing to exercise that oath after ceasing active duty and expecting our elected officials do the same, you are gravely mistaken. WE VETERNS ARE A BAND OF BROTHERS, Squid, jarhead, dog face, Coasty or Fly~ fly Guy, it matters not. That bond was forged on the anvil of battle tempered in enemy fire, quenched in the blood of our wounded and the battlefield tears of our sorrow. IT CANNOT BE BROKEN EVER!

That disrespect, slight or disservice you do to the least of us you do to us ALL. Our numbers are legion, our memories long and our patriotism, was well as our belief in God  and Country runs to the bone. We WILL come for you to redress these grievances,  in perfect lock step heads held high and proud. We will come for you on your own turf, battle you with your own weapons and we WILL defeat and humiliate you publically. Should you fail to heed this graphic warning I SWEAR BY THE ALMIGHTY & ETERNAL you WILL fear the sound of our marching feet when we come for you our voices uplifted in The Star Spangled Banner!

God Bless the TRUE America and the REAL Americans!

SEMPER FI My Fellow Vets!

Leprechaun Out.

TY Soldiers

wwday

About lethalleprechaun

I believe in being the kind of man who, when my feet touch the floor in the morn', causes the Devil to say "BUGGER ME! HIMSELF IS UP!" ======== I'm a White Married Heterosexual who fervently believes in the war(s) we are fighting, the Second Amendment which I plan on defending with my last breath and my last round of ammunition as well as Arizona's stringent law on Immigration and the need for the border wall. I'm a right of center Con-centrist with Tea Party & Republican sympathies who drives an SUV. I am a Life Time Member of the NRA, a Charter Member of the Patriots' Border Alliance and North American Hunters Association. If there is a season for it and I can shoot one I'll eat it and proudly wear its fur. I believe PETA exists solely to be a forum for Gays, Vegetarians, Hollywood snobbery to stupid to get into politics and Soybean Growers. The ACLU stopped protecting our civil liberties sometime after the 1960s and now serves its own bigoted headline grabbing agenda much in the same way as the Southern Poverty Law Center. I am ecstatic that WE the PEOPLE finally got mad enough to rise up and take back the Government from WE the ENTITLED and reverently wish the Liberals would just get over the loss and quit whining/protesting all the time. After all they're just reaping what they've sown. I am Pro-choice both when it comes to the issue of abortion AND school prayer. I believe in a government for the people, by the people which represents and does the people's will. Therefore I an Pro States rights and mandatory term limits but against special interest group campaign contributions and soft money. I think that sports teams who allow their players to sit or take a knee during the National Anthem should be boycotted until the message is received that this is not acceptable behavior for role models for children. I believe Congressional salaries should be voted on bi-annually by the people they represent and not by themselves. I think Congress should be subject to every law they pass on the populace including any regarding Social Security or Healthcare. Speaking of the Healthcare bill (or con job as I see it) I hope Trump will overturn it and set things back to normal. I oppose the building of an Mosque or ANY Islamic center at or within a 10 mile radius of Ground Zero in New York. I will fight those in favor of this until hell freezes over and then I will continue to fight it hand to hand on the ice. Further I think the ban on immigrants from certain nations known to harbor and promote terrorism is a justified measure, at least until we can come up with better methods of vetting and tracking those non citizens we allow in the country. We did not inflict this measure on them those who refuse to point out, denounce or fight radical religious terrorism brought this upon themselves.
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10 Responses to Dragon Laffs Special Edition – Breaking News Update

  1. air diffuser makes entire blog stink like SPAM says:

    Nice website, I think I recognize this design from somewhere, is it a template? It suits your website anyway.

    • lethalleprechaun says:

      Asked and answered to at least two other spamers dimwit, move on.
      In fact why don’t you just move right on to annoying another blog if you please.(giving the idiot the bum’s rush off the blog and my boot print on his backside)

  2. Excellent news!

    But, my feelings are, there should still be retribution.

    Families and friends get once chance for a memorial service or funeral. For those who’s rights and beliefs were infringed upon, the VA can’t ever make it up to them. They can’t undo it, or go back and fix it.

    I’d like to personally volunteer for the jack-slap committee!

    Shame, shame, shame on them!!!

    • lethalleprechaun says:

      Angelia I’m afraid the closest you’ll get to the “jack-slap committee” will be the “Hold Our Tunics, Blouses & Jackets Auxiliary Support Group” of the jack-slap committee as there are about 10,000 Texas Vet’s still angry enough and ahead of you to fill the Committee 100 ranks deep. There are also multiple available slots in the “After-action Ice and Merthiolate Application to Knuckles Team”

      It’s my understanding that there is something in the planning stages akin to what the Patriot Riders do with that Westboro Crackpot Pastor, Fred Philips and his flock of loons to see that Arleen Oscaino not only gets the message she is unwanted but cannot intrude and disrupt any further burials

  3. The Ginster says:

    Such GREAT news…thanks for sharing.

  4. Jeanne says:

    Thanks so much for the update, LL. This is indeed good news!

  5. paul says:

    i’m glad the good guys won

  6. Larry says:

    RIGHT ON BROTHER !!!!

  7. Dan from NYC says:

    Excellent! Thanks for the update.

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