Leprechaun Laughs #210 for September 11th 2013


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Today  marks the 12th Anniversary of a day, much like December 7th 1941 that will live in infamy forever. None of us who bore silent witness to the horrors of that day should ever let it pass from our memories.

Todays issue partly consists of photos and some materials suitable for remembering that day. 

Having lost several friends that day as members of NYC’s Finest, ESU, Fire, and EMS as you can well imagine I have no stomach this morning for witty banter or clever commentary. Any that you do see in the issue was written very early last week in anticipation of this mood settling on me as it does every year.

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[For those of you who don’t know or are new readers, I open every issue of Leprechaun Laughs with this phrase as a tribute to the courage of Todd Beamer and several others of Flight 93 who’s heroic actions save the Capitol on September 11th 2001. Allegedly those are the last words heard by Todd’s wife when he called to tell her what was happening and what they were going to attempt.]

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[This picture of a piece of United Airlines Flight 93 lying in a Pennsylvania field on September 14 was introduced as evidence during the trial that linked Zacarias Moussaoui to al Qaeda and the 9/11 attacks.]

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I found this next one to be particularly on point today

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Yeah, the scar means you survived it and you’re probably stronger for  it. However,  it don’t mean it still doesn’t hurt you or make you mad every time you see the scar!

Make no mistake, that’s exactly what the World Trade Center Memorial is, plastic surgery in an attempt to make a horrible scar appear publically acceptable.

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9-11-01 Twin Towers Lapel Pin

Not Seeing It? Then You’re Not On the Blog! WHY NOT?

 

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A survey conducted by our newly formed DL/LL Enterprises Research Group has found that 9 out of 10 Men, Leprechauns & Dragons agree that their wives and girlfriends are always right.

Co-incidentally Impish has not been seen since Mrs. Dragon found out he was the sole dissenting vote in the survey. Should anyone find his body or locate him in a Trauma Center please let us know!

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After everyone on earth was dead and waiting to enter Heaven, God  appeared and said, “I want the men to make two lines.   

One line  for the men who were true heads of their household, and the other line for  those who were dominated by their women.  I want all  the women to report to St. Peter.”

Soon, the women were gone, and there were two lines of men. 
The line of the men who were dominated by their wives was 100 miles  long, and in the line of men who truly were heads of their household, there  was only one man.

God said to the long line,  “You men should be ashamed of yourselves; I created you to be the head of  your household. You have  been disobedient and have not fulfilled your purpose.   Of all of  you, only one obeyed.  Learn from him.”

God turned to the one man,  “How did you manage to be the only one in this line?”

Impish Dragon meekly replied, “My wife told me to stand  here.”

 Pentagon Black Ribbon Pin

 

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Time for a mood lifting intermission. These guys are a favorite recent discovery of Impish’s.

So I figured instead of throwing him under a bus this week (quitcherbitchin Impish it was only two measly short little jokes), I’ll mess with his head by throwing him a bone. Then I can watch him freak trying to figure out what I’m up to!

Mean time you folks enjoy the video!

 

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7 Tips to Protect Yourself from Carjackers

Linda Rosencrance, TechNewsDaily Contributor September 04 2013 06:00 AM ET

Carjacking is an extremely serious, frightening and potentially life-threatening form of auto theft.

That’s because in carjackings, brazen thieves confront their victims and use force to steal the vehicles. Sometimes these criminals even kidnap their victims — or worse.

“The point of carjacking, for the bad guys, begins with them desperately needing transportation for whatever reason,” said Robert Siciliano, a Boston-based personal-security expert and spokesman for BestHomeSecurityCompanys.com.

“Or they are doing it for fun, or they want your car to chop it” up for parts, he added.

To get your car, carjackers could accost you in a parking lot while you’re walking to your car — and take the car with or without you in it, Siciliano said.

“You could be driving and get in a minor fender-bender,” he said. “You could get hit from the rear, but it’s not a hard enough hit that it necessitate fire engines, law enforcement [and] ambulances.”

“It’s just enough to get your attention to get you to pull over on the side of the road,” Siciliano said. “At that time, they carjack you and they either just take the car, or they take you as well.”

Here are seven tips to help you protect yourself from carjackers.

Give up the car — most of the time

“If someone is crazy enough to want your keys and want your car, just give it to them,” Siciliano said.

Throw the car keys as far away as possible, he added, then start yelling and running away.

“But if you have a kid in the car, that’s a different story,” Siciliano said. “So in those situations, you can say to the carjacker, ‘I have a baby in the car. You can have the car, but I want my baby.’ But he may or may not comply. He may be so desperate, it might not make a difference.”

Be aware — and beware

If you’re walking through a parking lot to get to your car, be aware of your surroundings.

“We call it situational awareness — you are aware of every situation going on around you,” Siliciano said.

Be totally conscious of what’s going on around you, and beware of any suspicious characters.

“That awareness may thwart a bad guy,” Siliciano said. “If he sees you’re fully paying attention, he may want to go after somebody else who’s not paying any attention.”

Foil the ruse

If someone “bumps” into your car, don’t pull over on the side of the highway, or in a dimly lit, isolated location, to exchange information.

Either of those locations could give a carjacker the opportunity to steal your car and possibly kidnap or harm you.

Instead, drive to a well-lit, heavily populated area and call the police, or drive to the nearest police station, Siciliano said.

Do not get out of your car, he added. Lock your doors, roll up the windows and put your license and registration up to the window and tell the person to take a photo of it or write the information down.

“Keep your foot on the brake, [make sure] the car’s running, it’s in gear, maybe, or in park and you’re ready to get out of Dodge,” Siciliano said. “If anything happens, you can put the car in drive, put your foot on the gas and go.”

Leave at the first sign of suspicion

If someone is approaching your car, such as in a parking lot or on the side of the road, step on the gas and get out of there — even if the person appears to have a gun.

“Don’t get out of the car and do what he says,” Siciliano said. “Some people think, ‘But he has a gun, though.’ And they think they have to do what he says. That’s all the more reason to go. You don’t stick around and find out what he’s going to do. You go.”

Don’t get in the trunk

If you do get out of your car, the carjacker might want you to go with him.

“Or something even scarier — he might want you to go in the trunk,” Siciliano said. “But you never go in the trunk of the car under any circumstances.”

“You fight to get away,” Siciliano said. “You try to escape. Remember, if they want your car, throw the keys at them and run in the opposite direction.”

Red doesn’t always mean stop

Carjackings often happen at red lights and at stop signs. So if you’re stopped at a red light, be sure to keep your doors locked.

If someone is coming at you in a threatening manner, step on the gas even if you have to run the red light or the stop sign. Just exercise caution.

Be a good Samaritan without stopping

If you see a car broken down on the side of the road, do not stop to offer assistance, Siciliano said. Instead, call 911 to report the breakdown and keep moving.

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Umm… Impish didn’t you say you liked the easy open bag packaging of the Weight Watcher Diet Pills and how you could buy them a pound at a time??!!

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WTC Mem Reflect Pool Night

The following is dedicated to those who went (home) to their final rest that morning, especially my dear friends in NYC’s Emergency Services.

I still miss you guys every day.

 

Dvorak’s New World Symphony. “Going Home” is an old Negro song, its said, based on an old man in his final days who sees his own death.

Lyrics:
1. Going home. Going home. I’m a-going home.
Quiet-like some still day, I’m just going home.
It’s not far, just close by, through an open door.
Work all done, cares laid by, Going to fear no more;
Mother’s there expecting me, Father’s waiting, too.
Lot’s of folks gathered there. All the friends I knew.

2. Morning star lights the way, restless dream all done.
Shadows gone, break of day, real life just begun.
There’s no break, there’s no end, just a-living on;
Wide awake, with a smile, going on and on.
Going home. Going home, I’m just going home.
It’s not far, just close by, through an open door.

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Normally I would never ever consider putting the following sort of thing in the same issue with something as dignified and serious as the 9-11 Remembrance is. However because these jackasses have repeatedly seen fit to use the 9-11 tragedy as justification and opportunity to spew their vitriolic bat shit crazy religious view point I feel that it’s only fair that on this day I get something back for the victims who’s memories these people are shitting all over in the name of justifying their warped religious views!

Drag Queen Show Being Held Outside Westboro Baptist Church Compound

http://www.newnownext.com/drag-queen-show-being-held-outside-westboro-baptist-church-compound/09/2013/

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We love everything about Equality House, the LGBT resource center erected outside the Westboro Baptist Church house of hatred: We love that it’s painted with rainbows. We love that they’ve held same-sex weddings there. We love the little girl created a lemonade stand for peace.

And now we love them even more because they’ll be hosting a drag queen show in plain view of Fred Phelps congregation of evil.

The Equality House Facebook page spells it out:

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On October 26th Planting Peace will be hosting the first annual Equality House drag themed walk-a-thon! We are inviting you, your family, and your friends to all come out and parade around the Westboro Baptist Church with us whether in costume or not but either way raising money for the charity and looking fabulous during the whole event!!

If you or a team would like to sign up or receive more information please send us a Facebook message!

Dorothy, girl, if ever there was a time we wanted to go to Kansas, this is it! We’ve even got some great WBC-inspired drag names ready: Rhoda Ruin, Eva Destruction, Helena Handbasket…

We love everything about Equality House, the LGBT resource center erected outside the Westboro Baptist Church house of hatred: We love that it’s painted with rainbows. We love that they’ve held same-sex weddings there. We love the little girl created a lemonade stand for peace. [I covered this brave little girl in the past]

And now we love them even more because they’ll be hosting a drag queen show in plain view of Fred Phelps congregation of evil.

Planting Peace, the group that operates Equality House, want RuPaul to host the drag queen walk-a-thon.

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As I said in my opening, today marks the 12th Anniversary of a day, much like December 7th 1941 that will live in infamy forever. None of us who bore silent witness to the horrors of that day should ever let it pass from our memories.

I would ask everyone to take a moment to bow your head and pray to the god of your choice to watch over those who died & their loved ones, those who survived but have to relive it each day and well as those who are dying because they responded to the attacks.

For my part I’ll help you focus on this with an iconic Sept 11th photo for gazing at and appropriate mood music for the moment of prayer. You might want a tissue or two handy If you don’t already have one out.

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Eternal rest, grant unto them O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon them.

May they rest in peace. Amen.

May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Visit thy terrible wrath and divine retribution upon those responsible in their names so that such acts might perish from the thoughts of all men evermore we humbly beseech thee. Amen.

Sept11 Dead Roll Call

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Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to contemplate my unused BDL – HOU Southwest ticket for that day, thank God for sparing my sorry ass, call the widows of several friends and talk with their ghosts.

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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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2 Responses to Leprechaun Laughs #210 for September 11th 2013

  1. impishdragon says:

    Lethal, my friend. What an excellent tribute to our brothers and sisters who gave their lives in this horrendous assault. You did a great job my friend. Semper Fi!

  2. The Retired Dingo says:

    Great, great issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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