Alright! Shuffle in QUIETLY! Impish, anybody makes a noise above 20db- that’s a whisper for those of you not holding a noise level meter, eat them whole but do it quietly for the love of God.
There is plenty of sun glasses, earplugs, black coffee, headache remedies, stomach remedies, and several Hair of the Dog remedies for those that need it. There are some pastries too to soak up any remaining alcohol in your stomachs as well, you being bunch of lushes.
Before we get this first issue of Leprechaun Laughs for 2013 rolling I’d like to take a minute to apologize for not posting any New Year’s Greetings to you all yesterday but I just got out of jail. I got locked up for punching the fuck out of this idiot at a party. In my defense…when I heard an Arab counting down from 10, my Marine instincts kicked in.
Well we seem of have beat the Mayan Calendar, survived all the drunken holiday drivers and now we’re hoping to dodge the ‘Fiscal Cliff’. Next we can look forward to the travesty of another Obama inauguration, his new key minion appointments, his settling scores with his enemies and learn what “much more latitude once I’m re-elected” truly means.
Then it’s on to the horrors of the Credit Card Statement arriving with the fiddler and piper each demanding his due for all those Christmas presents. Follow that with post holiday/winter seasonal affective disorder, home heating bills, the March Doldrums and finally the day that we all hate most in life and the government lives for April 15th Tax Day.
Yup I’d say this first quarter of the New Year has plenty of potential to be a serious ’13’ event. Someone wake me in time for Memorial Day will you please?
ESPECIALLY after the way YOU people were partying!
I bought myself a new 2013 dictionary, but I’m beginning to think I’ve wasted my money!
Here are some of the definitions therein:
Adverse – Like an adverb, but only used in poetry.
Affable – 50% of a male bovine.
Alligator – Someone who makes allegations.
Attenuate – You had a very late breakfast this morning.
Autocue – A traffic jam.
Blue jeans – Depressed chromosomes.
Campaign – Back ache from sleeping too long in a tent.
Cartoons – Music while you drive.
Dreadlocks – The fear of not being able to open a door.
Express – A broken printing machine.
Furnace – One who is knows everything about certain small green plants.
Goblet – A baby goblin.
Hamlet – Loan out a sandwich filling.
Hebrews – What he does when he wants to make beer.
Icing – What I do when I attend choir practice.
Impeccable – Resistant to birds’ beaks.
jargon – when the jam and its container are missing.
Keyboard: The row of hooks where you keep your keys.
Laughing stock – cattle with a sense of humor.
Midget – The center engine on a 3-engine plane.
Nitrate: Cheaper than the day rate.
Oxide – A cow’s flank.
Pharmacist – Someone who helps out with harvesting the crops.
Politics – A kind of bloodsucking parasite that infects parrots.
Punish – A language consisting entirely of bad jokes.
quarterback – change when you pay for a 75¢ item with a one-dollar bill.
Ransom – What I did to escape from the kidnappers.
Reptiles – Kitchen flooring materials owned by a travelling salesman.
Romania – Crazy about oars.
Routine – An adolescent marsupial.
Satellite: A low-fat version of Saturday.
Stifle – No room for any more pigs on the farm.
Thesaurus – Ancient reptile with an excellent vocabulary.
Upper Case: The luggage on the top of the pile.
Vanguard – A person who protects trucks.
Window – What you hope to do when you visit a casino.
Xeroxes – Persian photocopy king.
Yule log – deforesting command.
zebra – ze cloth which covers ze breasts
We finally get explanations as to why it failed to happen
You were holding it upside down. We said 5105, idiots.
Newtown tragedy inspires student’s poem
As a means of expressing grief and sorrow related to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Brianna Reynolds, 14, was inspired to write “Meaningless Bullet,” a poem for the families and victims of the Newtown shootings.
“When I heard about what happened at the school I didn’t think it was real,” said Brianna, a ninth-grader at Hamden High School.
“I’ve never heard of anything happening like this before, especially to young kids.”
After watching the news, she was inspired to write a poem.
Brianna’s father, Dean Reynolds, a 15-year veteran of the New Haven police force, was impressed.
“I was kind of dumbfounded when I read it, because it didn’t seem like it would come from a 14-year old,” her proud dad said.
Reynolds said he hadn’t stopped watching the TV coverage on TV and still can’t believe it happened.
“It’s unbelievable and sad. I went to Newtown and dropped off 26 roses to send my condolences for the families and victims,” he said. “It was a weird feeling being in that town; it was like it was empty. It was something I never felt before.”
The massacre in Newtown is the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, behind the 2007 Virginia Tech University massacre.
Soon after the shootings, Brianna said she went to visit her aunt in Danbury and had the opportunity to stop in Newtown and leave gifts for the victims.
“I left two stuffed animals next to two memorials in the center of Newtown,” Brianna said. “I felt the need to give something because those families just lost loved ones and thought it would be good for me to give because of their loss,”
Brianna titled her poem “Meaningless Bullet” to point out the senselessness of the acts of violence, she said.
“It’s pointless to go in and start shooting and killing kids, so these bullets have no meaning,” she said.
Here’s the poem:
Bringing a gun and making a scene.
Killing everybody that’s not on your team.
Shots were fired as hearts stopped.
Calls were made waiting for the cops.
Ambulance arrived, but it was too late.
20 kids deprived of their fate.
Tears dropped, how could this be?
Innocent kids gone so quickly, they had big dreams wanting to succeed.
But everything changed once he pulled the ‘T.’
Parents were shocked, hoping its not real.
Their child was so close, but now they can’t feel.
Hardest thing to do is say goodbye to their touch.
Seeing them once, meant so much.
You won’t see them again, but their still here.
How could someone do this? It doesn’t seem right.
Society changed everything, turning day into night.
My heart goes out to those affected.
I’ll pray for your child, and those who protected.
Always remember be bigger then the bullet.
A bullet only kills, but your words can move it.
Rest in Paradise.
The Boar’s Head is a festival celebrating the Advent season and the birth of Christ Jesus. The Boar’s Head Feast is probably the oldest continuing festival of the Christmas season.This pageant is rooted in ancient times when the boar was sovereign of the forest. A ferocious beast, and menace to humans, it was hunted as a public enemy. At Roman feasts, boar was the first dish served. Roasted boar was a staple of medieval banquets. As Christian beliefs overtook pagan customs in Europe, the presentation of a boar’s head at Christmas came to symbolize the triumph of the Christ Child over sin.
First recorded in 1340, at Queen’s College, Oxford, England, The Boar’s Head Festival is credited to a legend about a young Cambridge scholar who was walking through the forest to Christmas mass, carrying a book of Aristotle. Suddenly charged by an angry wild boar and having no weapon, the quick thinking student, rammed the philosophy book down the boar’s throat, choking it to death. The boar, dressed and garnished with an apple in his mouth, was supposedly served at that evenings Christmas feast. As he was brought into the dining hall, carolers sang “In honor of the King of Bliss.”
This story has been retold over the years in countless reenactments in England and is still celebrated as part of festivals all over including one in Austin,Texas. Many churches, such as the Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati, Ohio and the Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield, Mass., hosts Boar’s Head Feasts.
The Boar’s Head Feast is sometimes combined with another festival, the Yule Log Festival. A Yule log is a large log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or Christmas celebrations in some cultures.
The Yule log has frequently been associated with having its origins in the historical Germanic paganism which was practiced across northern Europe prior to Christianization. One of the first people to do so was the English historian Henry Bourne, who, writing in the 1720s, described the practice occurring in the Tyne valley. Bourne theorized that the practice derives from customs in 6th to 7th century Anglo-Saxon paganism.
In pre-Christian times, Yule was celebrated in late December or early January on a date determined by a lunar calendar. With the adoption of the Julian calendar, Christians placed Yule on December 25 in order to correspond with Christmas. The Yule log is related to other Christmas and Yuletide traditions such as the Ashen faggot.
The expression “Yule log” has also come to refer to log-shaped Christmas cakes made of chocolate also known as chocolate logs or Bûche de Noël. . Food always seems to take the spotlight in celebrations, whether an apple eating wild boar, or a log of chocolate.
Then of course there is always Victoria Secret’s take on the Yule Log!
Oh yeah! I feel the heat already!
They’re reducing head count at the office again but some how they never seem to reduce butthead count.
I’m starting out New Years on the right foot, that way my left is still free for butt kicking!
Christmas was over, so Rudolph had a chance to do something he had wanted to do for a long time. He made an appointment with a plastic surgeon because he was so sensitive about his looks.
However, it wasn’t his glowing proboscis that he wanted changed. He was proud of his nose and the help he had given Santa because of it. No, he was sensitive about his long ears which were much more prominent than the ears of the average reindeer.
So one week after Christmas, he underwent reconstructive surgery, and since that time, January 1st has been celebrated as … New Ears Day.
New Year a whole new crop of Resolutions to break. Most likely if your like me one of those Resolutions to to eat less and eat right. So here are a few healthy breakfast ideas that are as good tasting as they are good for you. Several of them can be prepared the night before and slid in a cold oven when you get up to be hot tasty and ready when you are.
“Hot Chocolate” Banana-Nut Oatmeal
Prep Time: 10 min | Inactive Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 15 min | Level: Easy
Serves: 4 servings
This isn’t just any old oatmeal. It’s like having dessert for breakfast. This recipe has got toasty nuts, sweet banana, rich cocoa and just enough chocolate chips to give you both healthy and sweet fix at the same time.
- 2 cups plain almond milk
- 2 fully-ripened large bananas (1 1/2 diced and 1/2 thinly sliced crosswise)
- 1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
- 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Kosher salt
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar
- 1/3 cup toasted and chopped walnuts
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
Bring the almond milk, 1 3/4 cups water, the diced bananas, almond and vanilla extracts and pinch of salt to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat.
Stir in the oats, cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon of the honey and reduce the heat to medium. Cook, stirring frequently, until the oats are fully cooked to desired consistency, 6 to 7 minutes.
Transfer to 4 bowls, top with the sliced bananas, walnuts, the remaining 1 tablespoon honey, cinnamon and chocolate chips and serve.
Per Serving: Calories: 382; Total Fat: 12 grams; Saturated Fat: 1.5 grams; Protein: 11 grams; Total carbohydrates: 61 grams; Sugar: 24 grams; Fiber: 7.5 grams; Cholesterol: 0 milligrams; Sodium: 135 milligrams
- Copyright 2012 Television Food Network, G.P. All rights reserved.
Cook’s Note: Soy milk, rice milk, hemp milk or oat milk are also good substitutes.
Potato and Zucchini Frittata
From Food Network Kitchens
- Prep Time: 20 min | Inactive Prep Time: —
- Cook Time: 30 min | Level: Easy
- Serves: 4 servings
- Cook Time: 30 min | Level: Easy
- 1 small russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 4 large eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 small zucchini (about 6 ounces), grated and squeezed dry in clean kitchen towel
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese (2 ounces)
- 2 strips cooked crumbled turkey bacon, optional
Bring the potatoes with enough cold water to cover to a boil in a small saucepan. Cook, over medium-high heat, until the potatoes are tender, 6 to 8 minutes; drain and pat dry.
Whisk together the eggs, egg whites, cilantro, salt, and hot sauce in a large bowl.
Preheat the oven broiler to medium-high.
Heat the oil in a medium (10-inch) ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, 2 minutes. Add zucchini and cook until tender, about 6 minutes more. Add the cooked potatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes begin to brown slightly, about 4 minutes more.
Evenly pour the egg mixture over the vegetable mixture. Cook, over medium heat, tilting the pan and lifting the edges with a rubber spatula to let the uncooked egg flow underneath. Sprinkle with the cheese and the bacon, if using. Broil, 5 to 7 inches from the heat, until the eggs puff and are just set and the cheese is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove carefully to a plate, or serve in wedges directly from the skillet.
Food Network Kitchens created this lightened-up recipe from a user submission. Click here to see the original recipe.
Nutritional analysis per serving:
Calories 255; Total Fat 15 g; (Sat Fat 5 g, Mono Fat 6 g, Poly Fat 2.5 g) ; Protein 18 g; Carb 12 g; Fiber 1 g; Cholesterol 240 mg; Sodium 985 mg
Cheddar, Ham and Egg Casserole
From Food Network Kitchens
- Prep Time: 20 min | Inactive Prep Time: 5 hr 0 min
- Cook Time: 1 hr 0 min | Level: Intermediate
- Serves: 8 servings
- Cook Time: 1 hr 0 min | Level: Intermediate
Delicious, comfort food for an easy brunch on Sunday. We cut the fat using reduced fat milk instead of half and half or cream. But you’ll hardly miss it.
- Cooking spray
- 6 ounces thinly-sliced deli ham, torn into quarters
- 4 whole-wheat English muffins, split, toasted and halved
- 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes not in oil (about 14), sliced
- 4 scallions, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
- 2/3 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar, divided
- 4 large eggs
- 3 large egg whites
- 3 cups reduced-fat milk (2 percent)
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Lightly mist a round 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Alternately place the ham and muffins in the dish to make a shingled pattern. Sprinkle the sundried tomatoes, scallions and 1/3 cup cheddar over the casserole.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, milk, and mustard; season with salt and pepper. Pour the custard filling over the casserole and sprinkle with the remaining 1/3 cup cheese. Cover the casserole with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 5 hours and up to overnight.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place the casserole on a large rimmed baking sheet; bake until golden around edges and just set, about 1 hour. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Nutritional analysis per serving
Calories 227; Total Fat 8g (Sat Fat 4g, Mono Fat 1.7g, Poly Fat .7g) ; Protein 17g; Carb 22.5g; Fiber 3g; Cholesterol 131mg; Sodium 835mg
Low-Fat Raspberry-Corn Muffins
Courtesy of Food Network Magazine
- Prep Time: 25 min | Inactive Prep Time: —
- Cook Time: 35 min | Level: Easy
- Serves: 12 muffins
- Cook Time: 35 min | Level: Easy
- Cooking spray
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
- 1/2 cup apricot nectar
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
- 4 large egg whites
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners or 6-inch squares of parchment paper and mist with cooking spray. (Use parchment paper if you want a more domed muffin; the batter will cling to the paper as it rises.)
Whisk the flour, cornmeal, 3/4 cup sugar, the baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, apricot nectar, canola oil, vanilla extract and orange zest until combined.
Beat the egg whites and remaining 3/4 cup sugar in a large bowl with a mixer on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form, about 8 minutes. Whisk the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients until just moistened. Gently fold in the egg-white mixture until almost combined, then fold in the raspberries; do not over mix.
Divide the batter among the prepared cups (an ice cream scoop works well). Bake until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove the muffins from the pan and cool on a rack.
Per muffin: Calories 293; Fat 5 g (Saturated 1 g); Cholesterol 3 mg; Sodium 338 mg; Carbohydrate 60 g; Fiber 3 g; Protein 7 g
[ Tossing the raspberries with a little of the flour to coat will help hold them suspended in the batter. If they are really sour use a little confectioners sugar instead. Works well with blueberries too]
Johnny is visiting the zoo with his Aunt Molly.
They go to the elephant exhibit, where a big old bull elephant is taking a leak.
Johnny points to the pachyderm’s privates and says, “Aunt Molly, what’s that?”
Molly, seeing the huge member, turns bright red and says, “Oh, that’s nothing. Never mind. Come along now.”
A few weeks later, Johnny is at the zoo with his Uncle Lethal. Johnny grabs his Uncle by the money belt, and pulls him over the elephants, saying he has a question.
Once there, Johnny points to the elephant’s “member” and says, “Uncle Lethal, what’s that?”
Lethal sagely replies, “What did your Aunt Molly be sayin’ ta ya about the likes o’ it?”
“She told me it was nothing.”
“Well, ‘tis spoiled your Aunt Molly is, Johnny.”
Three New Year’s resolutions for PC users
A new year is upon us, and that can mean only one thing: resolutions. For most folks, these tend to be of the “get in shape” or “quit smoking” variety. But if you’re a PCWorld reader, consider adding some PC-specific resolutions to the mix.
I have three suggestions for improving the quality of your computing life in 2013.
1. Make regular backups: I know you’ve heard it before. Like flossing your teeth and emptying the cat box, backing up your PC is one of life’s annoying necessities. Consider what the consequences would be if all your data—your Word files, photo library, Quicken data, and everything else—were to vanish suddenly. It’s a chilling thought, but it happens to unprepared people all too often.
Keep an additional copy of your most important data, addresses, banking & insurance data and info, plus irreplaceable family photos away from your computer and someplace its likely to survive fire/tornado/flood. Thumb drives are now large enough to make this easy and and small enough to fit in a home safe or fireproof documents box which most home have for their important papers
2. Look before you click: Fake download buttons. Toolbars and other junkware. Phishing links. Users get into trouble with these things all the time because they click without thinking. So in 2013, my advice is to look before you click.
It’s all too easy to whisk through a software installer, clicking Next over and over just to get through it quickly, but that’s one way to end up with unwanted toolbars in your Web browser (among other shovelware). And by clicking fake download buttons or important-looking links that arrive via email, you may end up with spyware, viruses, or even an identity-theft situation.
Before clicking anything that’s unfamiliar to you, pause for a second. Look more closely at the link. Consider the circumstances. That little bit of precaution can save you from hassles—and maybe even disasters.
3. Keep it clean: I wrote about this just the other day in “How to clean your laptop’s cooling fans“: Dust can kill a PC, clogging the works and causing everything to overheat, with potentially disastrous results. And if you have a pet in the house, the hair it sheds can exacerbate the situation.
Luckily, the fix is simple: Schedule regular cleaning sessions where you use a can of compressed air to blow dust and pet hair off your cooling-fan blades and out of your case. This goes for laptops and desktops alike.
The easiest way to keep this resolution is to set a recurring reminder in your calendar. I recommend performing this kind of cleaning every three months.
WHAT? Oh please! Like you were actually going to get anything done at work today anyway with that hangover!
I’m a big history buff. I love looking into the past and seeing what things happened to shape the world we live in today.
This fun site will tell you what happened in the year you were born. Just simply enter the year you were born and you will be presented with a ton of fun information.
You will see significant historic events, such as who won the Nobel Prize, or who took home an Oscar. You will learn the top selling movie of the year, the best-selling book, and so on.
This site will also tell you what was popular growing up – taking you on another trip down memory lane.
Yossel Zelkovitz worked in a Polish pickle factory. For many years he had a powerful desire to put his penis in the pickle slicer.
Unable to stand it any longer, he sought professional help from the factory psychologist..
After six months, the therapist gave up.
He advised Yossel to go ahead and do it or he would probably never have any peace of mind.
The next day he came home from work very early.
His wife, Sacha, became alarmed and wanted to know what had happened.
Yossel tearfully confessed his tormenting desire to put his penis in the pickle slicer.
He went on to explain that today he finally went ahead and did it, and he was immediately fired.
Sacha gasped and ran over to her husband.
She quickly yanked down his pants and shorts only to find a normal, completely intact penis.
She looked up and said, “I don’t understand. What about the pickle slicer?”
Yossel replied, “I think she got fired, too.”
Stare at this picture carefully and you will see this man turn his face.
The [human] mind cannot imagine half a face; so your mind will correct this image [such that] the [man’s] face will appear…sideways.
Graciemj sent us these two pieces. Take it away Gracie!
Much was made by the left about the “outing” of Valerie Plame and the danger it put her in. Scooter Libby was demonized, scapegoated and eventually jailed.
Now the left-wing rag, Gannett, has published the names and addresses of all the law abiding citizens in Rockland and Westchester counties (there are also addresses listed as far away as Niagra Falls, NY) in an attempt to demonize them in their communities as “people who should be watched.”
Has the left thought of the danger they have put these law abiding citizens in?
I called 3 people at random that were listed on this interactive map. The first gentleman was Steve Z., from Connecticut. And I say gentleman because that is exactly what he was. He was an even-tempered man who chose his words carefully and thoughtfully. I could hear his family enjoying themselves in the background as I interviewed him. Steve wanted to see the map for himself before he commented. I gave him a couple of days and called back. Steve told me he had called the paper to lodge a complaint. He also had this insight:
“I clicked on the map out of curiosity. I stumbled upon my attorney and a few area police officers.”
The police do not usually publish their names and addresses, for obvious reasons. Gannett has broken that firewall, for no other reason than a political agenda.
My second call was to a Norm M. in Westchester County. He, too, had no idea that his name and address was published. He also was a complete gentleman. Although he was disappointed that his information was published he, too, acknowledged that this was their right, albeit irresponsible. Norm also cited that his gun permit is in complete compliance with the law and that Gannett was attempting to “point fingers and capitalize on the building media hype that law abiding citizens are the problem.”
My last call legitimized Steve Z’s point. I spoke with a D.J. in Westchester County who had just heard about this story on ABC News and wondered if she was on the list. My call confirmed what she feared. D.J. is a retired police detective and is very concerned that the list could be used by disgruntled felons looking to settle a score. She’s taken great pains to keep her whereabouts hidden and it was all undone by Gannett, and for no good reason. Ironically, D.J. counts herself as someone who doesn’t believe citizens should have access to military grade weapons, but sees no problem at all with citizens “arming themselves to protect themselves and their domicile.”
I hope this story doesn’t go away. I hope Gannett is sanctioned in some meaningful way. I hope the customers they are insulting, and endangering, cancel their subscriptions.
Gannett cites iOwnTheWorld as being largely responsible for the spread of this story.
Gracie says of this next article:
Get a second amendment attorney to organize a class action law suit against The Journal News, on behalf of the the non-firearm owners that have been put at undue risk with the by publication of this information. -Stirrin the B.S.
New York Tells Rapists, Thieves and Murderers Which Homes to Target
…Thanks to The Journal News, criminals now know the addresses of those who may confront them with a gun. But most importantly, the published list lets them know the homes where they will NOT be confronted with a gun, thereby further increasing the chance of their success in committing the intended crime…
Ok Gracie had her say now I’ll have mine on the subject.
From USA Today:
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Thousands of people have taken to their computers and phones in rage after The Journal News posted an online database of local gun-permit holders.
The database, legally obtained from the county clerks’ offices through a Freedom of Information Act request made after the shootings at Sandy Hook (Conn.) Elementary School left 20 children and six staffers dead, has been called irresponsible, dangerous and leaning toward intimidation by online pundits.
Wednesday, Andrew Arulanandam, director of public affairs, for the National Rifle Association condemned the coverage. He said, “People obtain permits for personal safety reason. It is incredibly ignorant and irresponsible for the newspaper to publish a map of which houses have firearms in them.” There is no public service component (to the database) no matter how you look at it.”
Janet Hasson, president and the publisher of The Journal News, stood her ground Tuesday, in a statement saying, “New York residents have the right to own guns with a permit and they also have a right to access public information,”
Wednesday, Hasson issued a new statement saying “One of (journalists’) roles is to report publicly available information on timely issues, even when unpopular.”
Social media played a big part in the exponential spread of the story, whose map has been recommended more than 20,000 times.
Numerous additional comments relating to the gun-permit map have appeared on posts in other unrelated articles. More than a dozen more people sent private messages via Facebook objecting to the map. The overwhelming majority of comments strongly object to the article
Then there is this very interesting article making reference to several others on the subject over at Beforeitsnews:
By Susan Duclos
Tit for tat.
The best quote I have seen over this story is from Wizbang who says “Karma’s a bitch…” Yes, it is.
The The Journal News sparked outrage when they decided to publish list of names and addresses of law abiding citizens that have obtained gun permits.
After mounting criticisms reached a fevered pitch, the paper then attempted to justify their action:
“New York residents have the right to own guns with a permit and they also have a right to access public information,” said Janet Hasson, president and publisher of The Journal News Media Group.
Quick side note here– There seems to be a question of whether The Journal News broke New York State law by publishing the names and the locations of people who obtained gun permits: (H/T American Thinker)
Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section 400.00 of the penal law
A. 9388 2
1 (II) A REQUEST FOR THE ENTIRE LIST OF LICENSEES, OR FOR ALL LICENSEES
IN A GEOGRAPHIC AREA, SHALL BE DENIED, EXCEPT TO ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY OR ANY ENTITY ACTING ON BEHALF OF OR PROVIDING SERVICES TO ANY
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, THE TERM
“LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY” SHALL MEAN THE DIVISION OF STATE POLICE, ANY NEW YORK STATE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, ANY POLICE DEPARTMENT OF ANY CITY, VILLAGE OR TOWN WITHIN NEW YORK STATE, THE POLICE FORCE OF ANY NEW YORK STATE AUTHORITY OR AGENCY, THE STATE POLICE FORCE OF ANY OTHER STATE, ANY FEDERAL LAW
Back on point here, a blogger, over at “For What It’s Worth,” decided to turn the tables on The Journal News and published the “public information” available on the paper’s staff and employees, calling it “sauce for the goose.”
The blogger, Christopher Fountain, explains his reasoning on CNN’s Early Start, according to MediaIte.
“Well, I just thought they were being hypocrites,” said Christopher Fountain said. “In the aftermath of Newtown, it was obviously one tragedy, but somehow they were conflating legal gun owners with some crazed tormented devil up in Newtown and putting the two together. And I was offended by that and I wondered how they would like it if their addresses were published.”
Asked to respond to the newspaper’s justification for publishing the information (some citizens “would like lawmakers to expand the amount of information the public can find out about gun owners” after the Newtown shooting), Fountain wasn’t buying it.
“Well, she could have just published the number of gun permits, which is actually quite small, if she wanted to show an issue that there are 2,000 legally registered guns in her county, fine,” he said. “But the fact that they put the addresses — I’ve received emails from abused women who were under protective order and in hiding, and they’re terribly afraid that now their names and addresses are all over the Internet and accessible through that map.
Going a step further than Fountain’s information dump on The Journal News’ employees, Talk of the Sound‘s Robert Cox created an interactive map of the FWIW data, just like the one that The Journal News published.
Looks like the anger directed at Cyndee Royle Lambert [ her married name as she hides at the News paper behind her maiden name Doyle] has caused the woman who so proudly noted the protests as some sort of badge of honor is pulling back from the web.
Karma’s a bitch…
There is another point other than the tit for tat or the absurd justification by the paper for deliberately targeting law abiding citizens.
Everything else aside, The Journal News literally just provided every criminal or would-be criminal in the state of New York, that cannot obtain a gun permit for whatever reason, a list, with a detailed map, of targets to try to obtain guns illegally from, by stealing them.
IOwnTheWorld calls The Journal News article “The Most Irresponsible Piece of “Journalism” I Have Ever Seen.”
It would seem that the Liberal Lame Stream Media is taking no time in adopting a new tactic designed to abolish our Second Amendment Rights before we finally are rid of Obama in 2017.
Unfortunately it would seem that tactic is McCarthy-isque guilt by association terrorism. According to the Journal News/Janet Hasson/Cyndee Royle Lambert’s logic-
“A whack job in Newtown Connecticut killed a bunch of children and Teachers with an Assault style rifle and a couple pistols that were not even owned by him. Oh you have a legally permitted pistol too? [Note that NOTHING I have seen has ever even suggested that there was a pistol permit for Concealed Carry in the mother’s name} Then you must be a whack job and a threat to your neighborhood as well! WE have the obligation to tell the world who you are and that you have a legally permitted by authorities higher than us weapon based on the fact that a crazy person a state away from you that you neither know, or are related to in anyway used firearms to commit a heinous crime.
What’s that you say? You claim to have a valid legitimate reason to fear for your safety and own that weapon? Too bad. We have arbitrarily decided that your safety and security doesn’t trump the public’s right to know or our right to publish sensationalism in the name of ratings. We have determined that we are morally and politically justified in breaking New York State law to do it.
You wouldn’t like that and object to it? Well if you get rid of the pistol and surrender your permit effectively violating your Second Amendment rights to say nothing of your right to Privacy and your right to be safe and secure in your own home. Then we probably won’t have to publish who you are because you will have proven yourself not to be a crazy person by being forced around to our point of view finally after our lack of logical arguments for gun control and deliberately not reporting on instances where an armed bystander prevented or limited a tragedy failed to do so. Otherwise your refusing to agree with us your stubborn refusal to give up your Constitutionally assured right to bear arms and the gun we irrationally despise make you a crazy person in our opinion and we will expose you to danger by publishing your name location and the fact you have a gun.”
THIS BEHAVIOR AND VIEW POINT IS ESSENTIALLY TERRORISM!
A Terrorist’s manta is “See the issue my way, concede that mine is the only point of of view that is valid doing as I demand or I will make you suffer until I force you to that conclusion through fear and pain”.
That is EXACTLY what the Journal News/Janet Hasson/Cyndee Royle Lambert are attempting to do in their readership area, accomplish the liberal. Democratic Party goal of gun control through fear and intimidation. Terrorists often hide behind religion, in this case the religious dodge being used is “the public’s right to know”. This is not even the first time they have done this! an article on their own website notes”:
This is not the first time The Journal News has been criticized for publishing information about gun permits. A similar story that ran in 2006 received similar responses, although social media did not play as large a part in the spread of the story or of the complaints.
From where I sit NOTHING justifies endangering people’s lives to make your point simply because they do not agree with yours!
Personally I hope the US Attorney General charges them with Domestic Terrorism, a crime they are so plainly guilty of.
Oh. Wait. The US Attorney General is Eric Holder, aka Obama’s kiss ass lap dog. Shit!
Hell, we’ll be lucky if he doesn’t attempt to order the gun holders charged with felony pre meditated murder for being forced into the very real position of having to use those legally permitted weapons to defend themselves now because of this act of Liberal/Democratic Irresponsible Journalistic Terrorism!
On a parting note I’d like to point out to the criminal element in the New York area covered by the Journal News that you would be far better served rather than going after one of these people with guns in going after Journal News/Janet Hasson/Cyndee Royle Lambert. After all you can terrorist assault burgle and rape them safe in the knowledge that they DO NOT posses and firearms you might have to contend with being used against you. When you do, give them a message for me please. Tell them to relax, grin and bear it while waiting for the police safe in the knowledge that their anti gun stance has allowed you to take your time as well as help you select them over a home where the owner is armed and a potential serious threat to you. Then ask them if they have changed their minds about guns or they want to post ‘Gun Free Zone’ signs around where they work and live.