Good Morning Campers.
Today’s issue has gone through many different edits. This final draft that you see in front of you has taken me some time and some agonizing to present to you. I was going to start today’s issue by playing off of Lethal’s Wednesday issue, but something very important has come up at the last possible minute.
Here’s the message that I got at work today.
This past June, SrA (which stands for Senior Airman, E-3 for you military folks. A very low ranking young man) Mravec, a Fire Fighter at Grissom ARB, 8 month old daughter, June Lilly, was diagnosed with a rare form of kidney cancer. She is considered high risk and undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
I would like to ask you for your support in helping the Mravec Family. Below is a link for the fundraiser that we created for baby June.
Please take this opportunity to come alongside our brother as he and his family begin a long and expensive journey.
I encourage you to pass this along to family, friends or networks that you see fit.
I ask that you keep baby June and the Mravec family in your prayers.
We appreciate any help you can provide and thank you for your support and dedicated service.
Okay campers, here’s the deal. Steve Groszek is this young man’s fire chief and has set up this website. If you go to the website you can see pictures of SrA Mravec and baby June Lilly. The website describes in a bit more detail exactly what this poor little girl is going to have to go through (chemo for at least a year, surgery after six weeks of chemo) and what they have to do. There is a time limit to this. 47 days as of this printing and they have less than 9% of the $25,000 that they need. I’m sure they’ll need more than that in the future, but for all the money that is spent on line on things that people don’t need, $25K is not that much.
I believe the problem that they’re having is that they are not getting the word out far enough. So Dragon Laffs is going to help as much as it can by sending it out as far as we can. I ask you to do the same. You can send this whole issue or just cut and paste this portion and send it to everyone you know.
Now, if everyone of our current 441 members were to contribute just $10 we alone can knock almost 20% off this goal. But even if you forego one ITunes song this week and sent the $1.38 you would have spent, you will be helping out. I would love for our contribution to be in the thousands of dollars.
I only have one request. On the second page, after you hit the donate button, you can leave a personal message or even change your name to anonymous. I left a message and changed my name to Dragon Laffs. I would ask that you put Dragon Laffs somewhere on that second page. You can add it in place of your name, behind your name, in the comments, whatever you’d like.
I gave $50. (Which means my grocery budget is shorter because of it. So we eat more mac and cheese and peanut butter sandwiches this week. It’s worth it.) Who’s willing to match my donation? I know times are tough, but are they as tough as this family has it right now? For most of us, probably not.
Please my friends. I feel very strongly about this. I think it’s something we, as a group, can do and be proud of. Don’t let me down.
Now, it’s time.
As you can see from the header, the Dragon Family made a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo this week, before Izzy Dragon has to head back to school next week. Here’s some of the many pictures that we took on our day:
My Lazy cousin Larry the Lemur
But it’s SO HARD!!!!!!
President Obama goes to a primary school to talk to the kids.
After his talk he offers question time.
One little boy puts up his hand, and Obama asks him his name.
” Walter,” responds the little boy.
“And what is your question, Walter?”
“I have seven questions”
First, “Why did the USA Bomb Libya without the support of the Congress?”
Second, “Why do you keep saying you fixed the economy when it’s actually Gotten worse?”
Third, “Why did you say that Jeremiah Wright was your mentor, then said That you knew nothing about his preaching and beliefs
Fourth, “Why are we lending money to Brazil to drill for oil, but America is not allowed to drill for oil?”
“Fifth, Why do you continue to cover up the Benghazi scandal?”
“Sixth, Why did you spy on your own U.S. Citizens?”
“and lastly, why did the IRS target Republicans?
Just then, the bell rings for recess.
Obama informs the kiddies that they will continue after recess.
When they resume Obama says, “OK, where were we? Oh, that’s right: question time..
Who has a question?”
Another little boy puts up his hand. Obama points him out and asks him his name.
“Steve,” he responds.
“And what is your question, Steve?”
Actually, I have two questions.
First, “Why did the recess bell ring 40 minutes early?”
Second, “What the hell happened to Walter?”
A man and a woman who had never met before, but who were both married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a transcontinental train.
At 1:00 AM, the man leaned down and gently woke the woman saying, ‘Ma’am, I’m sorry to bother you, but would you
be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I’m awfully cold.’
‘I have a better idea,’ she replied, ‘Just for tonight, let’s pretend that we’re married’.
‘Wow! That’s a great idea!’ he exclaimed.
‘Good,’ she replied, ‘Get your own fucking blanket!’
After a moment of silence, he farted.
So sweet. So touching. Just brings a tear to my eye. Sniff! Thanks Dad!
Someone snapped this picture of Diaman and I after last Wednesday’s Leprechaun Laffs. I know I look green there instead of blue, but with the stuff Lethal put in my pastries and the lighting being what it was… well, you understand.
If you are as big a fan of big, man-made objects as I am, then you are going to love this next video…25 Scary Bridges You’ll Have To See To Believe!
How about the size of this slip ‘n slide? Now this would be GREAT fun!
Let’s do a really special Calvin and Hobbes run. I’ve been following along with this plot line (yes, comics can have plot lines) and I think it is now done, so it’s time to put it all together. So, sit back, relax and prepare to laugh at
Nice ending. A nice little moral for kids to tell their parents the truth and it will all work out better. I also liked where Hobbes stopped Calvin from running into the street after the car. Ah, it’s the little things.
He so reminds me of my son growing up. Yeah, the whelpling that you get to read here sometimes. When he was about Calvin’s age, we had Poison Control on speed dial. No joke. This kid drank gasoline (the older boy across the street had it in a soda can cleaning his bicycle chain), after shave lotion (he liked the way it smelled, so it had to taste good) mercury from a thermometer (yes, he ate the end, glass and all), he inhaled flea powder (he liked the way the dog smelled) and baking soda (I don’t remember the why of that one, but poison control thought that one was the most dangerous of them all). Not to mention a couple of leaves from plants and stuff. Everything this kid found went in his mouth. Well, this had gone on over a relatively short time span, say 6 or 7 months. Maybe a year. And one day, the phone rings and upon answering it, found that it was Poison Control calling to check on him! These are the person’s exact words, “We haven’t heard from you for awhile and wanted to call and make sure that your son was all right…that he was … you know … still alive and well.”
Yup! Calvin ain’t got nuthin’ on my kid.
And you wanna know something really great?? Now that my son has sons, they are turning out to be as bad as, if not worse than, he was! Hee! Hee! Hee! My wishes have been answered and the curse worked! May you have children that do the same thing to you that you did to me!
But I love my son… I love all my kids and I love all my grandkids. And I hope to someday love my great-grand kids and my great, great-grand kids. Heck, Papa Dragon’s done the great grand kids thing. If he can do it, so can I. Love you dad!
This has already been a very graphic heavy issue, so by all means, let’s add a little more.
What a GREAT video explaining our American Form of Government. This is well worth watching! Take the time. This is stuff that used to be taught to our children in school. Stuff, you may have learned in school, but I’ll bet your kids aren’t learning it now.
Not only was that a great video, but it was an outstanding lead in to today’s Last word…
To say that I’m pissed off is probably the understatement of the year. I’m so sick and tired of what our once beautiful country is becoming, that’s it’s making me physically ill. We have to do something and we have to do something quick.
But, what are we to do? Well, to make matters even more murky, here’s a new take on the Impeachment vs. Lawsuit argument… I was actually quite surprised by his summation at the end, but what he says makes a lot of sense.
No to Impeachment – Yes to Lawsuit
- by: the Common Constitutionalist
Recently, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, little Johnny Boehner, proclaimed that, “Every member of Congress swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So did Pres. Obama. But too often over the past five years, the president has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from the forcing statutes he is sworn to uphold – at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop him.”
“That’s why, later this month, we will bring legislation to the House floor that would authorize the House of Representatives to file suit in an effort to compel president Obama to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country.”
Boehner’s statement was in direct response to Obama’s “So Sue Me” statement to Congress. In other words, Obama will do whatever he darn well pleases, and if you don’t like it – tough toenails for you.
He didn’t, nor does anyone else using that phrase, mean to actually sue him. Maybe he did.
Boehner says he’s disappointed in “the president’s flippant dismissal of the Constitution we are both sworn to defend…”
He’s disappointed? That’s it? Not outraged at the president who is breaking the law on a regular basis, and consistently acting anti-constitutionally?
There is a method of redress you know, Johnny. It’s written right in that Constitution you swore to defend but probably haven’t read. It’s called impeachment and I guarantee if this were Bush thumbing his nose at a Democrat Congress, articles would have been drawn up long ago – and rightly so. I would certainly support it, whoever is in office.
No official is above the Constitution. No – not even Ronaldus Magnus (Ronald Reagan).
So why file a lawsuit? Why not impeachment? A few reasons, in my opinion.
First, little Johnny would feel the need to garner “public support” for impeachment which is not required and wholly unnecessary. But we all know he is too cowardly to actually “do his job” without first getting approval. There was almost no support to impeach Nixon before the process began – neither public nor congressional.
Second: assuming Congress has legal “standing” or authority in the eyes of the court to even file a lawsuit – it would drag on potentially for years and accomplish exactly nothing – except for spineless Republicans to claim their at least “trying” to stop this “lawless” president. It’s great cover for the lily livered establishment, and they know it.
I haven’t heard this theory, but I’ll just throw it out there. Finally and most importantly is the built-in excuse of no longer having to answer any questions.
Let me put it a better way. You know – whenever there is a major court case or major lawsuit being litigated – what do the parties always say when asked about the case? “I’m sorry, I can’t discuss that, I can’t comment on an ongoing case. I’d like to comment – but I can’t.”
Wow! What better way for both sides to just give the finger to all of us demanding that something be done about Obama. Now doesn’t that sound like the perfect excuse for both sides? Scary, ain’t it?
Reporter: “Mr. Boehner – what are you going to do to stop the president’s open border lawlessness?” Boehner: I’m sorry, but that’s part of an ongoing lawsuit. You know I can’t discuss it. Sure wish I could though.”
Voilà! Problem solved for the establishment! No more questions – no more scrutiny!
Also, once a lawsuit is filed, Congress can wash its hands of it. Their attorneys, being well paid by us rubes, will handle the heavy lifting, as it were. Spineless congressional leaders get a free pass – they don’t have to do anything or say anything.
And under the category of “You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me!” there’s this headline:
Report: Mexican Drug Cartels Lay Down High Powered Suppressing Fire For Crossing Illegal Immigrants
White House Hid Huge Spike Of Families Crossing Border
New data shows the White House has painted a false picture of the Central American migration by hiding a huge spike in “family units” who are illegally crossing the Texas border.
The data, which was dumped by the U.S. border patrol late Friday afternoon, shows that inflow of youths and children traveling without parents has doubled since 2013, to 57,525 in the nine months up to July 2014.
But the number of migrants who cross the border in so-called “family units” has spiked five-fold to 55,420, according to the border patrol’s data, which came out amid a storm of news about the shoot-down of a Malaysian aircraft in Ukraine, delays in failed U.S. nuke talks with Iran, and on Hamas’ continued war against Israel.
In the Rio Grande area where most of the migrants are crossing the border, the number of so-called “unaccompanied children” was actually outnumbered by the inflow by adults, parents and children in “family units,” according to the data.
The much-faster growth in “family units” has been hidden by White House and agency officials, who have tried to portray the influx as a wave of children fleeing abuse and violence.
And finally, the piece-de-resistance, the icing on the cake, the final straw…
Illegals have had it! ‘Enough is enough!’
Dreamers descend on Washington, announce their illegal status, and make demands. Sounds about right for Obama’s America.
How is it that a person who is in this country illegally can publically announce that very fact and yet not be arrested and deported? Most recently, the question arose when I read the following report at Breitbart:
On Monday, DREAMers stormed the halls of Congress to stage a “GOP funeral” in front of the offices of Republican senators, some of whom have expressed concerns that President Barack Obama’s unilateral grants of temporary amnesty have caused the current border crisis.
First of all, can we stop with the “dreamers” language? It’s ridiculous. And it paints a deceptive picture.
Children who were brought to this country illegally by their parents are here illegally, just as their parents are. There’s nothing dreamy about it.
If the idea is that these kids dream of a day when they can be in the United State legally, then they are welcome to pursue what I will call Plan A: leave and apply through the normal channels like anyone else. In the meantime, let them be angry with their parents for putting them in this position. But how dare they be angry with anyone else, including the outrageous nerve to be angry with America at large!
And how dare they invade the halls of Congress to create obnoxious theatre while making demands on elected officials. The men and women who serve in Congress are not their representatives. They have no Congressional representatives because they are not here legally. Would that such wee facts would sink it.
If the burden of living life in the United States as an illegal is just too much to bear and if “living in the shadows” as many often say is difficult and unfair, then refer to Plan A, above.
Unfortunately, this group relentlessly pursues what I will call Plan B: be granted legal status despite having broken the law, cut ahead of all those coping with the bureaucratic ordeals and wait time to come here legally, and thumbs down (that’s as politely as I can say it) to the rule of law. I’d say a more appropriate term for those illegals in favor of Plan B are Slackers more than Dreamers. But that’s just me.
Second, why wasn’t every single illegal that showed up at the Capitol arrested? I mean, for goodness sake, they announced their illegal status. Therefore they’ve broken the law. Conveniently, they’re at the Capitol where there should be plenty of police around not to mention INS officials. Yet no one was arrested.
What am I missing? You don’t need to be a legal scholar to figure this out. Has common sense just flown the coop?
But I digress. Back to the funeral. Which was only the beginning. There was yelling. (What’s new?) Demands were made. (Gee, what a surprise.) And there was general fed-upness while this arrogant group of entitled illegals parading around the halls of Congress. Breitbart’s report continues:
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has said Obama should not award temporary amnesty to DREAMers in the future because the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program only encourages smugglers and cartels to exploit more illegal immigrant children. And the DREAMers targeted his office, along with those of other senators, while yelling, “Enough is enough!”
“We are here to say the Republican Party is dead to us,” a spokesperson for United We Dream declared in the halls of Congress. “We can’t let DACA disappear for our community.”
The gambit about the Republican Party being dead to them was a glaring example of how this group behaves like puppets for the left. They framed their message like a threat knowing full well this is a point of leverage, politically.
But far more egregious was the statement: “Enough is enough!”
Really? Just what is it that they’ve had enough of? Enough benefits from public programs paid for by American taxpayers? Enough amazing good fortune to live in the greatest nation on earth for so many years without being deported?
Or do they have the gall to suggest they’ve had “enough” of Senators and Congressmen having the temerity to suggest that the United States of America enforce its immigration laws?
Excuse me illegal invaders. If I may just have a word: If you have had “enough,” then please, I beg of you, by all means, post haste, leave this dreadful land that so stresses your sensibilities and return to your native country of origin. America owes you nothing.