SEE IMPISH! I TOLD YOU I had serious protections and not just magical ones!
We Leprechauns are protected under the EU’s Endangered Species laws (bloody handy this protection extends to my European gold stashes too!)
So you’d better cease any and all threats to eat me when you don’t get your way or steal my god when your broke. Because if there is anymore o’ the likes o’ this:
‘Tis Interpol and the Garda you be having on your scaly tail! Just remember you bleeding twit! I AM your lawyer! So if you get arrested for attempting to eat an endangered species (me) WHO is going to represent you?
THE TOILET SEAT
Impish’s wife, had been after him for several weeks to paint the seat on their toilet. Finally, he got around to doing it while Drs. Dragon was out.
After finishing, Impish left to take care of another matter before she returned. She came in and undressed to take a shower. Before getting in the shower, she sat on the toilet. As she tried to stand up, she realized that the not-quite-dry epoxy paint had glued her to the toilet seat. About that time, Impish got home and realized her predicament. They both pushed and pulled without any success whatsoever. Finally, in desperation, they called me. Once I stopped laughing hysterically and got ahold of myself, I suggested they undo the toilet seat bolts. Mrs. Dragon wrapped a sheet around herself and Impish drove her to the hospital emergency room.
The ER Doctor got her into a position where he could study how to free her (Try to get a mental picture of this). <much snickering>
Impish, fearful of his wife’s wrath once freed over the embarrassment, tried to lighten the embarrassment of it all by saying, “Well, Doctor, I’ll bet you’ve never seen anything like this before.” The Doctor replied, “Actually, I’ve seen lots of them…… I just never saw one mounted and framed.”
Our Resident Poet Laureate Diaman writes:
Just asked my Irish sister-in-law about girl leprechauns & she said she didn’t think there were any. My brother said, “God made Adam, God made Eve, then He made a leprechaun & went onto something else.” Then she said, “But there’s the Wee people”…so what’s the story here?
Well Lass I’m glad you asked that question because there are a lot of misconceptions about us curmudgeonly cobblers out there and what passes for the image of us here in the states barely very little resemblance to the truth (unless you consider the Warwick Davis movies and only about 25% of that is accurate)
A leprechaun (Irish: leipreachán) is a type of fairy in Irish folklore, usually taking the form of an old man, clad in a red or green coat, who enjoys partaking in mischief. Like other fairy creatures, leprechauns have been linked to the Tuatha Dé Danann of Irish mythology. The Leprechauns spend all their time busily making shoes, and store away all their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever captured by a human, the Leprechaun has the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their release. Popular depiction shows the Leprechaun as being no taller than a small child,with a beard and hat, although they may originally have been perceived as the tallest of the mound-dwellers (the Tuatha Dé Danann). [Believe me when I say a.) catching one o’ us is WAY harder than you think! and; b.) We’ll do our level best to screw you on those wishes granting the EXACT letter of the phrasing over the intent or where that’s not possible granting it in such a manner as to maximize the potential unforeseen consequences!- L.L.]
The earliest known reference to the leprechaun appears in the medieval tale known as the Echtra Fergus mac Léti (English: Adventure of Fergus son of Léti). The text contains an episode in which Fergus mac Léti, King of Ulster, falls asleep on the beach and wakes to find himself being dragged into the sea by three lúchorpáin. He captures his abductors, who grant him three wishes in exchange for release.
The leprechaun is said to be a solitary creature, whose principal occupation is making and mending shoes, and who enjoys practical jokes. According to William Butler Yeats, the great wealth of these fairies comes from the “treasure-crocks, buried of old in war-time”, which they have uncovered and appropriated. According to McAnally the leprechaun is the son of an “evil spirit” and a “degenerate fairy” and is “not wholly good nor wholly evil”
There is no such thing as a female leprechaun, since the Irish leprechaun are a type of fairy, their female counterpart would be a “fairy.” [It is most generally accepted that the closest female fae counterpart to a Leprechaun is a Sprite- L.L.] Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Much of the folklore about fairies revolves about protection from their malice, by such means as cold iron (fairies don’t like iron and will not go near it) or charms of rowan and herbs, or avoiding offense by shunning locations known to be theirs. In particular, folklore describes how to prevent the fairies from stealing babies and substituting changelings, and abducting older people as well. Fairies [and therefore Leprechauns – L.L.] are generally portrayed as human in appearance and as having supernatural abilities such as the ability to fly, cast spells and to influence or foresee the future. Although in modern culture they are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, females of small stature, they originally were depicted much differently: tall, radiant, angelic beings or short, wizened trolls being some of the commonly mentioned.
[ I AM NOT A BLOODY TROLL! OK, so maybe my countenance is a wee bit dour and my attitude/manner comes across slightly curmudgeonly occasionally, but hey YOU try toiling over folks smelly shoes night after night w/o so much as a can of Lysol or Febreze in sight, by candle light if your lucky otherwise its moon light, for a couple o’ centuries and see how bloody chipper and cheerful YOU are boy-o!
You want a good explanation for women’s ridiculous shoe fashions, uncomfortable shoes, the decline of repairable/resoleable shoes and such high shoe prices? I’ll give you one that covers all those! LEPRECAHUN’S REVENGE! For not having the common courtesy to deodorize the bloody foul feted things before you leave them out for us to repair!- L.L. ]
Thanks for asking Diaman! Here’s a wee more info on us:
Ten Things Everyone Wants to Know about Leprechauns
BY MARTIN NELSON BURTON
As a child, Martin Nelson Burton used to write to a leprechaun.
He is the author of the classic St. Patrick’s Day book, Dear Mr. Leprechaun: Letters From My First Friendship.
1 What are leprechauns?
Leprechauns are small fairy-like creatures with magical powers and minds full of mischief. Some who have seen them say they are no bigger than a little finger; others say they can get as tall as a small child. Their favorite pastimes are counting their gold and playing tricks on humans.
2 Where do leprechauns live?
Leprechauns are known to live in the forests of Ireland, usually in hollowed-out trees, small caves, or under large bushes. Some are thought to live in quaint, unseen villages that become visible to human eyes only at certain times of the year. Because leprechauns are curious folk, they find ways to travel to distant lands, but remain carefully hidden from view.
3 Are there girl leprechauns?
Technically, no. A leprechaun, in the strict sense, is always male. But, in a larger sense, leprechauns are just part of a much larger fairy kingdom. It is believed that, when a child is born into that kingdom, if the child is a boy, he becomes a leprechaun. If the child is a girl, she becomes a fairy.
4 What do leprechauns like to eat?
Leprechauns are not famous for their food; they get by on mushrooms, some nuts, and various wild flowers. But they are more well-known for what they drink. It is no secret that they make all kinds of creative beverages for themselves and have a grand time drinking away. In the afternoon, most leprechauns love a good, rich brew of dandelion tea.
5 Do leprechauns really come with a pot of gold?
Most people have heard that if you catch a leprechaun, you should ask him for his pot of gold. Actually, a typical leprechaun owns far more than a pot of gold. Most have vast storehouses filled with gold and other valuable treasures. Leprechauns invented the myth about a “pot of gold” because a leprechaun who is caught has to give you all the gold you ask him for. If you think he has just one pot of gold, that’s all you’ll ask for. When he hands over the pot to you, the leprechaun will scream and cry like you’ve taken his last crumb of food, but inside he’ll be very relieved that you didn’t ask him for the hundreds of other pots of gold he has lying around.
6 What do leprechauns do with their time?
By profession, leprechauns are shoemakers. They provide the footwear for all the fairy kingdom. That may not seem like such an exciting job, but remember that fairies are famous for their all-night dancing parties, and take great pride in showing off their latest fast-moving, foot stomping jigs for hours at a time. They need the finest, longest-lasting, most decorated shoes they can get. And fairies are willing to pay handsomely for the right pair of shoes. A leprechaun who can satisfy the needs of the most demanding fairy dancers can make a very fine living indeed.
7 Are all leprechauns mean?
Somehow, many people have it stuck in their minds that leprechauns are mean, nasty beings intent on doing evil. Some movies have even portrayed leprechauns as downright scary. But nothing could be further from the truth. Leprechauns are tricksters, yes; they love to play practical jokes and can be very frustrating neighbors, to be sure. But at heart, leprechauns intend no harm, and in fact want nothing more than to live at peace with their neighbors, human or fairy. [Bloody American Twist! Get our Legend, history & personality right! We spent a lot of gold time and effort on those Leprechaun movies and paid Warwick Davos a bloody mint for an accurate portrayal!- L.L. ]
8 Do leprechauns wear green?
Leprechauns come from Ireland, a rainy country known for its sparkling green forests, meadows, and hillsides. So of course leprechauns make sure their everyday clothing is green, to blend in with their surroundings and reduce the risk of being seen. But late at night, when they go to the fairy parties for the dancing and the merry-making and the eating and the drinking, they aren’t as worried about being seen. Then, leprechauns will get dressed up in their brightest crimsons, golds, and violets, sport top hats, coats and tails, and get ready for fun, fun, fun!
9 How do you find a leprechaun?
To find a leprechaun you must make sure you are not looking for one. Leprechauns can sense when they are being hunted, and hide themselves all the better. Those who find leprechauns always stumble upon them, and the leprechaun is usually more surprised than the human. Sometimes, you’ll know there is a leprechaun around when you hear a soft tap-tap-tapping nearby as a leprechaun hammers a nail into a shoe. Sometimes, you’ll see a sleeping leprechaun’s shoes just poking out from under a bush. Stay alert wherever you are, but you just have to be lucky.
10 How do you catch a leprechaun?
When you find a leprechaun, all you have to do to keep him under your control is never let your eyes off him. You can set him down, and as long as your eyes never leave him, he is yours to keep. This is much harder than it seems, as the leprechaun will do everything he can to distract you. Leprechauns are accomplished ventriloquists, and will imitate sounds of wild animals or your family members screaming as if they are right behind you; and when you turn around to look, the leprechaun will vanish. Or, a leprechaun might offer to play his bagpipes for you; but his music will carry a special spell with it, and get your feet to dancing all on their own, so that he’ll send you down the street doing a silly jig to the “Leprechaun’s Reel”, while he waltzes merrily home.
Find more on leprechauns at LondonTownPress.com © 2006 by Martin Nelson Burton
Harrison Ford was a guest on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!‘ to promote his movie ‘42‘ and naturally the discussion came around to ‘Star Wars: Episode 7‘ and the future of the franchise. Ford tried to stay mum and say he couldn’t talk about anything ‘Star Wars,’ but when he agreed to some questions from the audience, things got heated and Ford walked off the set. Watch video of the incident below.
The audience had no idea that previous to this there had been a confrontation backstage which of course we here at DL/LL Enterprises spared no expense to obtain for you!
The phrase I most dread hearing come out of Impish’s mouth? “Hey Lethal! Hold my coffee and watch THIS!”
That’s a SURE six hours at the Emergency Care Veterinary Clinic right there!
The last time we went he had to have a CAT scan of his brain (apparently there ARE things in the Muggle world denser than a Dragons skull! Who knew?!).
I have a framed copy of the compiled scans on my office wall. Here have a look for yourselves!
Is there any wonder I reflexively cringe when he says:
“Hey Lethal! Hold my coffee and watch THIS!”
Looks like Mommy is a Pole Dancing Stripper (and a fairly successful one too!) doesn’t it?
That’s what the little girls teacher thought also!
Read the response to the teacher’s concerns from the mother:
How to Get a Big Collection of Free Windows Themes and Wallpaper from Microsoft
There have always been a lot of Windows themes and desktop wallpapers scattered around the giant Microsoft website. But the site is not always easy to navigate and finding things there can be problematical. So, if you wanted a new theme or desktop background, it could be quite a search. Fortunately, Microsoft has finally consolidated its many such offerings at a single site. It is called the Personalization Gallery and the link is here. There are separate areas for themes and for desktop backgrounds (wallpaper). The themes are for Windows 7 and 8 but the desktop backgrounds can be used in all present versions of Windows.
There are themes with a wide variety of subjects. They include animals, art, automotive, game, holidays & seasons, movies, natural wonders, places & landscapes, plants & flowers, and others. There is even an RSS feed provided so that you can have changing, live themes just like the live tiles in Windows 8. There is a similar large selection of wallpapers.
5 Super Awesome iPhone Tricks You Never Knew Existed
Cool iPhone, bro. What’s it do besides FaceTime and take pictures that look like they’re from the ’70s? You don’t know? That’s crazy! Wasn’t that thing, like, 9 million dollars? You should know about some of the super cool tricks it can do. You will know about some of the super cool tricks it can do.
Mesmerize your friends! Fool your co-workers! Baffle
Impish Dragon your siblings! Here are 5 super cool iPhone tricks you probably never knew existed.
Fire glass is tempered glass manufactured in pebble-sized fragments used as a medium to retain and direct heat, usually in gas fireplaces and fire pits.
Rumors are circulating in CA that radical Muslims are planning to go on a rampage in Los Angeles, killing anyone who is a legal U.S. citizen.
Police fear the death toll could be as high as 23.
Last Saturday Impish raised the issue of my middle initial [L] and what it possibly stood for. If you are one of those stubborn fossilized luddites who obstinately refuse to read the issues on the blog its highly likely you missed my response in the comments section regarding this. For those of you who live to whine and cry that you do not get some of the references we make because they relate to comments which have appeared after an issue on the blog (you guilty parties know who I am addressing) I repost my comments here now. THANK YOU EVER SO BLOODY MUCH for making doing this blog just that much harder, tedious and time consuming.
lethal leprechaun says:May 4, 2013 at 17:14
There has been much speculation down through the ages what that middle initial L stands for in my name.
Here are some of the more popular guesses (no order) and the reasoning(?) behind them.
Lascivious (So I like to look at the female form and spout naughty Limericks! That doesn’t make me a Lounge Lizard- that’s Impish’s Department!)
Litigious (some smart ass penned this one in on my Law Degree while I wasn’t looking for a joke. I sued him for defamation)
Loan Shark (what can I say? You Make a few examples out of people who think they can welsh on you because you loaned them money sans collateral and you get a certain reputation.)
Lucifer (Me dear Mother swore I had the devil in me and this was the middle name she should have given me)
Legendary (Well ok I admit it, in certain circles I AM one but I generally don’t advertise it)
Longinus (I think Pope Constantine started this rumor. However I was never a Roman Centurion, nor was I anyplace near Golgotha that day. I’m certainly no Saint and besides Longinus’s name was Casca Rufio not Lethal Something)
Lothario (This rumor was started by several jealous women in Connecticut who were rather understandably upset with my moving to Texas with intent to marry Molly (presumably) over the loss of my intimate favors and sterling companionship.)
Limerick (admittedly I DO have a penchant for them- the naughtier the better)
Lorcan (me Da always maintained this was me middle name as it means silent or fierce in Gaelic. Seemed he was always telling me to shut up when I interjected to point out he was going about something all wrong. Then again with the 1st name of Lethal, ‘Fierce’ makes a bloody fine second name so this one COULD be the right one you never know)
Loaded (I’m PRETTY sure this one was started by Impish or one of his Dragon buddies after I matched hoard values with them and they all lost…badly)
What is it really? I’ll never tell. a dozen wild sexually uninhibited virgins couldn’t drag it out of me! At least I don’t THINK they could but I’m more than willing to find out!
A few more different and unusual recipes this week. These sent to me by Reader Wolfrose.
Bacon Monkey Bread
Everything seems to taste better with bacon in it, and that goes for our delicious pull-apart Bacon Monkey Bread. Whether for breakfast, brunch or a snack, this one will disappear in a flash!
You will need:
1 pound bacon,
1 teaspoon vegetable oil,
3/4 chopped green pepper,
3/4 cup chopped onion,
3 tubes of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits,
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese.
Cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon and set aside .
Add vegetable oil to skillet and warm over medium heat.
Add green pepper and onion. Sauté until tender.
Cut biscuits in quarters and place them in a large mixing bowl.
Add veggies, bacon, butter and cheese to bowl and toss until the biscuits are coated.
Butter a 10 inch tube pan and place mixture in the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
Locate a place to enjoy your labors that is secure from certain Dragons &/or Leprechauns
2 Stalks Celery
8 Cups Potatoes diced
3 Cans Chicken Broth
1/4 c Flour
1/2 c Butter
1/2 lb Hamburger meat
1/2 c Milk
1/4 c Sour Cream
1/2 lb Velveeta Cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Brown the meat and drain. Set Aside.
Chop the potatoes up into small chunks and set aside.
Grate the carrots and chop the celery and the onion.
Melt 1/4 c of the butter in a large 5 qt pot and sauté the onions and the celery until clear.
Add cooked hamburger meat, and potatoes along with the chicken broth.
Simmer until the potatoes are tender.
While this is cooking, take the remaining butter and add the flour over low heat. Stir until thick then set aside.
Once the potatoes are done to your liking add the flour mixture to thicken the soup. (I boil the potatoes separately, then add to the meat to speed up that process.)
Stir well, then add the cheese cut into blocks along with the milk. Stir occasionally until the cheese is melted. I let it simmer in the Crock-Pot all day.
Right before serving take the soup off of the heat and add the sour cream. Stir until incorporated and then serve.
You will find as you cook this you will adjust the amounts of broth and cheese for your own liking. You can also play with the amount of potatoes and meat to make it a more filling soup.
Goes great along with some French Bread, or my favorite warm Ciabatta bread.
I vote for Bacon Monkey Bread to accompany it!
1 package regular Oreo cookies (Not Double Stuff) – about 36 cookies
6 Tablespoon butter, melted
1- 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons cold milk
1- 12 ounce tub Cool Whip, divided
2 – 3.9 ounce packages Chocolate Instant Pudding.
3 1/4 cups cold milk
1 and 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips
1. Begin by crushing 36 Oreo cookies. I used my food processor for this, but you could also place them in a large Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin. When the Oreos have turned into fine crumbs, you are done.
2. Transfer the Oreo crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in 6 tablespoons melted butter and use a fork to incorporate the butter into the cookie crumbs. When the butter is distributed, transfer the mixture to a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Press the crumbs into the bottom of the pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator while you work on the additional layers.
3. Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in 2 Tablespoons of milk, and sugar, and mix well. Stir in 1 and 1/4 cups Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the crust.
4. In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 and 1/4 cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until the pudding starts to thicken. Use a spatula to spread the mixture over the previous cream cheese layer. Allow the dessert to rest for about 5 minutes so that the pudding can firm up further.
5. Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle mini chocolate chips evenly over the top. Place in the freezer for 1 hour, or the refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.
The Insidious Liberal Plot to Brain Wash Our Children Through ‘Education’
Students, a fourth grade class in Jacksonville, Florida heard a local attorney speak about the Bill of Rights. After the attorney left, the teacher told the class to write down the following sentence, ” I am willing to give up some of my Constitutional rights…to be safer.”
The assignment was discovered by accident months later by the child’s mother. When questioned by school authorities, the teacher said that the child wrote the sentence on his own.
I am so tired of it when it comes to parents not paying attention to or taking an interest in the education of their children. They are leaving un-parentally supervised these trusting vulnerable & impressionable minds with/to oft times total strangers who are more and more apparently unqualified, ill-equipped or have a hidden agenda for being the educators of our next generation.
Liberals are trying to get a movement going in this country. Your children are an important part of the plan to “change” society once and for all. Liberals think it’s important to tear down their belief in their country. Liberals think it’s important to groom them to give up the rights set forth in the Constitution. Liberals think it is important to convince them that the Constitution is an old, yellow, irrelevant piece of paper.
I am distressed to report that “Liberals” are doing a fairly good job. Once in a while a nosy parent gums up the works, but Liberals shall persevere. Their Boards of Education and Teachers Unions step in with lies, obfuscations they refer to as ‘investigations’, arbitrary policies (allegedly meant to protect the children but providing HUIGE shields to the wrong doing teachers) and politically correct hype and crap in defense of their educational agenda. An agenda which btw they will hasten to tell you that as a mere parent you are ill-equipped to judge and have no say over anyway because they are elected officials and therefore know better than you despite for the largest part having no training what so ever in education.
Once the Common Core National Standards for Education are firmly implanted in the schools the children will be like putty in the Liberals Marxist hands. Then not only will we have lost the educational system that that help to make this country great and a technological leader, we’ll have lost all sense of National Self & American Pride as it will have been re-educated right out of our little Comrades in training.
based in part on a comment seen on http://breakfastpop.hubpages.com
Can you remember your first really difficult decision?
I know I can! In fact it was exactly the same one this kid faces!
What did I ultimately decide? Well with true greedy Leprechaun logic I saw no reason not to try and have both- I kept attempting to dunk the cookie in the tit! If you’ll excuse me now I find I suddenly have a craving for warm milk and Oreos!
Cooter and Gomer
The morgue needed someone to identify the body, so they
sent for his two best deer-hunting friends, Cooter and Gomer.
The three men had always hunted and fished together and
were long time members of a hunt camp.
Cooter arrived first, and when the mortician pulled back the
sheet, Cooter said, ‘ Yup, his face is burned up pretty bad.
You better roll him over. ‘
The mortician rolled him over and Cooter said,
‘Nope, ain’t Stanley ‘
The mortician thought this was rather strange.
So he brought Gomer in to confirm the identity of the body.
Gomer looked at the body and said, ‘Yup, he’s
pretty well burnt up. Roll him over.. ‘
The mortician rolled him over and Gomer said,
‘No, it ain’t Stanley’
The mortician asked, ‘ How can you tell? ‘
Gomer said, ‘Well, Stanley had two assholes.’
‘What? He had two assholes? ‘ asked the mortician.
‘Yup, we never seen ’em, but everybody used to say:
‘There’s Stanley with them two assholes.’
Have received this a few times now form a few of you. Another one of those Urban Legends that just will not die (this one has been around since early 2011) so I figured it was time to put a stake though it Leprechaun style!
The City of Dallas, Texas, passed an ordinance stating that if a driver is pulled over by law enforcement, and is not able to provide proof of insurance, the car is towed. To retrieve the car after being impounded, they must show proof of insurance to have the car released. This has made it easy for the City of Dallas to remove uninsured cars. Shortly after the “No Insurance” ordinance was passed, Dallas impound lots began to fill up, and were full after nine days. Over 80 % of the impounded cars were driven by illegal’s.
Now, not only must they provide proof of insurance to have their car released, they have to pay for the cost of the tow, a $350 fine, and $20 for every day their car is kept in the lot.
Guess what? Accident rates have gone down 47%…Dallas’ solution gets uninsured drivers off the road WITHOUT making them show proof of nationality. Just brings tears to your eyes!
Is this true? Yes…and no, with the case being far more the latter than the former. Like any good lie it has its foundation in truth. However the rest of it is built of of pure Bull:
A Few Thoughts on the Boston Bombing and It’s Aftermath
I’ve been holding my mud as it were on the subject because most of you probably don’t really care about what I have to say about it, you’d rather mindless meaningless jokes to bury your heads in. However I have noticed two things which have gone largely unremarked upon by anyone in the media which concern and bother me greatly which I would like to take a brief minute to call to your attention.
I saw where the authorities were saying that the Bomb Bros had gotten their plans for building the devices off an Al Qaida web site.
This sort of shocked me in one respect. Now maybe I’m looking at this all wrong, but it seems strange to me that we allow access to such a sites or at least do not monitor access to the sites and take extremely hard looks at those accessing them up to and including preemptively deporting those who are not citizens.
Think about it for a minute. The FBI forced the closure of Megaupload, a file sharing service for, allegations of Piracy/Copyright Infringement for hosting the files of 150 million users, a small percentage of which were trading or offering for free Movies which they had in there possession). These files did not belong to Megaupload, Megaupload isn’t even a USA registered company or based in the US, it is registered in Hong Kong and based in New Zealand! They were in fact co-operating in good faith with the FBI and the FBI used the information so gained against them to obtain warrants in US Court against Megaupload.
The FBI then pressured New Zealand to arrest and extradite to the US the owner Kim Dotcom and several executives of Megaupload At the same time the arrest warrants were being served the FBI on the ground in New Zealand violated not ONLY New Zealand law regarding search and seizure but quite possibly Interpol and US laws as well, removing servers from the Mansion where the arrests were made and then removing those from New Zealand on a diplomatic flight.
What threat were these people posing to the US to cause the FBI to go to these extremes? Was Megaupload a National Security risk like the multiple Al Qaida DYI terror planning sites that are continually accessed on a daily basis from w/in the US? The FBI immediately blocked all access from the US to Megaupload’s other servers (their back ups were not in New Zealand) slapping up an FBI Logo and a threatening warning reminiscent of the opening of most DVDs. In some cases they even copied and tracked the IP addresses of those attempting to access the site until the number of hits grew too excessive. Why is at least that much being done (copying IP addresses) with these sites and the users of those addresses checked against watch lists? If this HAD happened then MAYBE given the Russians interest and request for an interview of the Bomb Bros last year based on their comments on one of these sites and the number of visits to those sites that the Russians had tracked, we’d have 175 more alive and uninjured people in Boston as I write this!
I can tell you EXACTLY what the difference between the Megaupload Corporation and the Bomb Bros was. Why the FBI went to such extremes in one case and did nothing in the other. The MPAA- Motion Picture Artist Association, Hollywood’s big money lobby in Washington is your reason plain and simple. The AL Qaida sites are not causing any US big business concern financial injury.
Am I the ONLY one that sees this and thinks it is a problem on multiple levels?
I see all sorts of news items about dead Bomb Bro #1 and the trouble his remains are creating.
It was apparently very hard to find a Funeral Home to take him pending the second autopsy the family is insisting on (presumably so they can point at it and attempt to cause the American Government grief over the fact he got shot, blown up and run over by his other Bomb Brother. Assign any and all motives to this you wish. My favorites are extortion and propaganda) SPEAKING of the family the onerous stench surround his actions is SO FOUL as to have caused a serious delay in any of the family even wanting to claim his ass. Not his wife, not his parents who have stated they will not even come for the burial of their own child.
Now that one has been found, about as far away from Boston as is possible but yet still in Massachusetts, the people in the town where it is are none to happy. The hearse was booed as it passed thru the town and people are making no bones about not liking the Funeral Directors decision and taking exception with his position that everyone deserves to be buried. I read one report of a family moving their deceased to another funeral home because they didn’t approve or want their love one to have to share a morgue cooler with terrorist scum.
The funeral director has stated that finding a burial plot is proving exceptionally difficult as no cemetery will sell him a plot for Bomb Bro #!. He’s gone as far as stating that if he cannot find one by the time the second autopsy is done that he’s planning on asking the government to find him one indicating to me that he feels this is somehow our governments problem and not the families.
Personally (and I hope somewhat objectively) I have to take the opposing view from the funeral director on several issues. I disagree that everyone deserves to be buried. I WILL agree that everyone deserves to have their remains disposed of in as dignified manner as possible under the circumstances, but that is as far as I will go.
Religiously speaking he went unrepentant for his sins (mortal ones) to his death. (‘Islam: Religion of Peace’ my large freckled Irish arse!) Therefore if I remember my Catholic Sunday School brainwashing correctly, he cannot be buried on Hallowed Ground (we’ll ignore the larger issue of his religion being intolerant of Catholics and Jews who’s cemeteries make up the preponderance of cemeteries in the NE.) I also disagree with any inference that the problem is our government’s to bury him (too bad there are no more Paupers Fields or Boot Hills!) I can see 3 easy options for the funeral director:
1.) Find one of these Muslim-We’re-Not-Really-So-Evil Groups like the assholes that wanted a Mosque near Ground Zero. Make them put up or shut up. He’s of THEIR faith and acted on the instructions of the QURAN and (presumably) so zealous Mullah or Imam some place. So make getting his remains buried his own faith’s problem. They must have Muslim only places to bury their dead. Prove being Islamic or Muslim or a Follower of Mohammad the Pedophile isn’t just a thing of convenience. Your religion created this monster now your religion should be responsible for taking care of the monster’s remains!
2.) If the US Government agrees to intervene in this problem, it should be ONLY to the extent of delivering his coffin the the nearest appropriate Embassy with documentation indicating his student visa has been revoked and that his remains are Persona Non Grata and instructing them to furnish proof of his shipping home on the earliest available flight on the Embassy’s dime. Just because he is abhorrent to his parents for what he has become does not alleviate them of their responsibility for the piece of shit or his estate of which he remains is a part.
3.) Treat him exactly like the piece of shit he is. Do the same thing they did with Bin Laden only sans the level or respect/deference. A chartered boat out to the 12 mile limit and burial at sea is a heck of a lot cheaper than flying him home or burying his butt and all the attendant issues THAT is going to raise with grave desecration and clashes between Americans and radical Muslims who will try to martyr his buried ass. It’s a damned sight better than the landfill burial this terrorist piece of shit deserves.
I AM the Lethal Leprechaun and I say ENOUGH ALREADY! Take this trash out and lets be done with him! The only people getting anything out of prolonging this is Al Qaida.
Thank you for your kind attention, my apologists for speaking on a serious topical and thought worth subject to you. You may return your heads to the sands of humor now.