Welcome to a very special day in the mythos that Dragon Laffs and Leprechaun Laffs resides. This is the day that the veil between the world that most people live in and the world of the Fae and the mythological is the thinnest.
Today, all things are possible. Today you can see ogres ordering coffee at your local Starbucks, fairies eating pizza in alleyways, giants putting stars on top of Christmas trees (well, in department stores, since they are already pushing Christmas stuff) and dwarves with mining gear returning from work. And no, for the record, they don’t sing “Hi-Ho!”
Most of DL&LL Electronic Media will be on hiatus since they can roam freely (pretty much) where and how they want. 24 hours of freedom. If you ever wanted to spot a real dragon, today is the day to do it.
Today, most magic will not work. At least for the non-magical/mythical creatures. Your human spell casters and magic weavers have no powers today. The inherently magical, dragons and leprechauns and such, have additional powers that we only get once a year.
And it’s all saved up for the grand-damnedest party EVER. The only way that humans can go to this party is for them to be escorted by one of the mythical. And quite honestly, many of them never return. They are swooned by the Fae, bedazzled by the little people or used as playthings of the super heroes. Complete and utter debauchery is the main entrée for the evening and nothing is impossible.
As you can well imagine, myself and Lethal were going to invite Ginny and Diaman…seems that we were too late in the asking and missed out. Diaman is believed to be being escorted by Thor and Ginny by The Dark One Himself.
So, rather than go stag, I’m sending out this notice that any of you fine ladies out there who would like to accompany me to this exclusive bit of lasciviousness please let me know as soon as possible by return email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include pictures, resume and other pertinent information.
Last week, I took a little trip to Florida. Left on Monday, returned on Tuesday. Some of you may think that I didn’t have enough time to do anything with those kinds of time constraints, but the coolest part took place on the plane. Tune into the Last Word today and you can see the whole story.
Don’t forget…tonight is Daylight savings time. Not sure if we’re in savings or standard, but I do remember that spring ahead and fall back. So, tonight we set our clocks back. That’s an extra hour of sleep for yours truly since I’m working this weekend… AGAIN!
Here’s your reminder:
Let’s get right into this week’s Poll. You’ll like this one… But we’re going to need EVERYONE to play! Otherwise we won’t get enough answers to make it worthwhile, so PLEASE try the poll.
This is a great one from Ginny:
Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the White House.
One is from Chicago, another is from Kentucky, and the third is from New Orleans.
All three go with a White House official to examine the fence.
The New Orleans contractor takes out a tape measure and does some measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. “Well,” he says, “I figure the job will run about $9,000. That’s $4,000 for materials, $4,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me.”
The Kentucky contractor also does some measuring and figuring, then says, “I can do this job for $7,000. That’s $3,000 for materials, $3,000 for my crew and $1,000 profit for me.”
The Chicago contractor doesn’t measure or figure, but leans over to the White House official and whispers, “$27,000.”
The official, incredulous, says, “You didn’t even measure like the other guys. How did you come up with such a high figure?
“The Chicago contractor whispers back, “$10,000 for me, $10,000 for you, and we hire the guy from Kentucky to fix the fence.”
“Done!” replies the government official.
And that, my friends, is how the Government Stimulus plan works.
This Tuesday is it.
It’s your chance to make a difference.
Your chance to voice your opinion.
There is a lot at stake this election, even if it isn’t a presidential one. There may not be a single person you want to vote for, but I’ll bet there are a lot you wish to vote against.
BESIDES…you DO NOT have the right to bitch, if you DID NOT exercise your right to VOTE!!!
This is some really good reading. Enjoy.
Read until the end ….. you’ll laugh.
This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is ‘UP.’ It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].
It’s easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP? Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report? We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen. We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car.
At other times, this little word has real special meaning. People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UP excuses.
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night. We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary. In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
If you are UP to it, you might try building UP a list of the many ways UP is used. It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP. When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP. When it rains, the earth soaks it UP. When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP. One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now . . . my time is UP!
Oh . . . one more thing: What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?
Did that one crack you UP?
Last year, I went out trick or treating as a black dragon. I think I looked damn good!
Why Sharks Circle You Before Attacking…
“First we swim around them a few times with just the tip of our fins showing.” And they did.
“Well done, son! Now we swim around them a few times with all of our fins showing.” And they did.
“Now we eat everybody.” And they did.
When they were both gorged, the son asked, “Dad, why didn’t we just eat them all at first? Why did we swim around and around them?”
His wise father replied, “Because they taste better if you scare the shit out of them first!”
I would call this a dragon rant, or a mini rant, but the fact of the matter is, that I can’t find anything in this essay to disagree with. It is excellent the way that it is.
Standards Must Be Maintained – Especially in the Military
A couple of days ago an article was posted by Aaron MacLean entitled “Pressure Grows for Marines to Lower Standards for Women“.
Naturally I was intrigued and concerned. Heck, anyone who understands the job of our military should be concerned by that headline. One doesn’t have to have served to get that the military has high standards for a reason.
The article has to do with the Marine IOC (Infantry Officer Course) and its initial CET (Combat Endurance Test). Actually the article has more to do with military being increasingly run as a social experiment rather than a fighting force.
MacLean reports the 24 women had attempted the CET and none made it all the way through.
The Marines, as are the other branches, are being pushed to introduce women into combat roles, so when three women (not part of the original 24) made it through the initial stage, the news was widely reported and heralded. Yet when all three of the women were dropped for not meeting later physical requirements, MacLean found but one report – the Christian Science Monitor.
The three women, as well as three men, failed on a 9 mile hike. They had, according to the Monitor report, three hours to move 9 miles caring 124 pound packs. After falling behind for a second time, they were out.
The military does not discriminate. If you can’t do the job – you’re out. It’s that simple.
But in today’s feminized society that’s not good enough. MacLean writes that groups from Washington are pressuring the Marines into lowering their standards.
Sound familiar? Over the years we’ve all heard reports of police and fire departments standards being lowered to recruit more women.
Within the military ranks, no one is complaining, or very few. It’s, as it always is, outside agitators, like the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) trying to stir things up.
MacLean adds that the SWAN activists’ complaints about the procedures of the school indicate that they are perfectly happy to alter and lower the quality of training to achieve their goal.
But this nonsense didn’t happen overnight. In fact in 1999 Phyllis Schlafly penned a column entitled, “The Feminization of the US Military“. She wrote: “For 25 years, the feminist have been demanding a gender-neutral military. What they really want is for feminists to give the orders, with the men cowed into submission, and Bill Clinton is helping them to pursue their goal.”
One example she cited was, “At Minot Air Force Base, N.D., the practice is to send two officers down to the base of the missile silo, where they spent 24 to 48 hours secluded in a space about the size of a school bus, with one bed and one bathroom behind a curtain. The Minot missile force has 250 men and 83 women, resulting in the high probability of mixed gender two-person crews. Lieut. Ryan Berry, a Catholic and married, objected to being so cozy for so long with a woman not his wife. He was punished by his commanding officer, who spouted the feminist mantra that ‘equal opportunity’ is the Air Force’s top priority.”
Really? That’s the mission? And here I thought it was to kill the enemy and break things. Guess I’d better get “in step”. Schlafly put it a bit more eloquently saying that, “The purpose of the military is to defend Americans against the bad guys of the world. The warrior culture, with tough, all-male training, is what attracts young men into the armed services and motivates them to sacrifice personal comfort and safety while serving their country in uniform.”
Her conclusion is even more applicable today than it was in 1999. “Most of this destructive social experimentation to create a gender-neutral military has been implemented, not by law, but by executive orders and regulations.” Sound familiar?
“We need a real man in the White House with the courage to stand up against the radical feminists. Which of our aspiring Commanders-in-Chief will promise to overturn the feminist agenda and rebuild our once great military into what it used to be: a fighting force that can defend America?”
I couldn’t have put it better myself and with the 2016 presidential election season beginning the day after the midterms, we should start asking our prospects now.
I’m going to let our own Former Marine (there are no ex-Marines!) Lethal Leprechaun to make comment on this article if he chooses.
You’re not going to believe this…I KNOW you’re not going to believe this, but I’m going to try anyway. This is a picture from Halloween 2010…now granted, magic was used in the costuming, I believe you can even see evidence of that in the photograph above … but this is, from left to right, Impish Dragon and Lethal Leprechaun! Yup, tis the honest truth I be telling you!
Wow. Talk about a colossal explosion! You gotta watch this one:
I’m trying to train my dog to perform this excellent trick:
Okay, so I’ve really got my worked cut out for me. I’ll be back in a minute, I’ve got to get her a beer. Be right back.
My dad, Papa Dragon Most Senior, sent this to me, and I’m including it all, in total:
I AM FORWARDING THIS EMAIL TO A FEW
OF THE “THINKERS” IN MY ADDRESS BOOK.
IT REFLECTS THE FEELINGS OF A LOT OF PEOPLE.
I have never heard this said as simply or as well.
Class war at its best.
The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.
And the folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop.
And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more Free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!
Now… The people who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the
Free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.
So… The people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the Free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.
We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the Free stuff.
Now understand this.
All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded.
The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.
The United States officially became a Republic in1776, 236 years ago.
The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff.
Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.
ELECTION 2014 IS COMING
A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!
I’M 100% for PASSING THIS ON !!!
For all our sake PLEASE Take a Stand!!!
Language: English only
Culture: God, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
NO freebies to: Non-Citizens!
I’m not sure who’s cat this is, but it seems to me that he’s had some sort of contact with Lethal’s Ninja Kitties!
And I’m pretty sure that this cat has had some sort of contact with Impish Dragon’s Dog Baileigh!
And I’m 100% sure, that this dog has been trained extensively by the Izzy Dragon!
See Lethal!!! I’ve told you over and over that horses and dragons DON’T get along. They are for eating, not for riding!!!
And that, dear campers, is the response I normally get from Lethal when I complain about anything like horses.
Amen! I’m all for treating people with respect and treating them fairly, but why in the world are we trying to play nice with the people who are not only NOT interested in playing nice themselves, but are, instead, more interested in separating our heads from the rest of our bodies.
During an active shooter incident, you don’t try to treat the shooter nice or respectfully, you point a gun at him, you tell him to put his weapon down and when he does ANYTHING other than obey, you kill him. Why is this so difficult to understand?
The problem is that our country is being led down a path that we, as a whole, don’t want it to go. I don’t know of anyone who is actually working for a living, who is better off, safer or more comfortable than he was before the current administration took over.
Okay, so like I told you in the opening, last week I had to make a short trip to Florida, from out little base here in Indiana. Normally, commercial non-stop flights from Indianapolis to Tampa take 4.5 hours. Add in the two hour driving time on our end and the one hour on the other end and your now looking at 7.5 hours. Throw in AT LEAST 2 hours for red tape and your looking at around 10 hours travel time. Enough time to get some sleep and be ready to return the next day…with nothing accomplished.
We, on the other hand, didn’t have to drive to Indianapolis, we climbed on a military aircraft right here on base and 4 hours later we were at our destination with plenty of time left to have the first of several meetings we flew down for.
Plus, we made a stop on the way. No, we didn’t land anywhere, we stopped….well, slowed down some, for gas. Oh, we didn’t get gas, we GAVE gas. Check out these pictures!!!!!!
Yup, that’s a two-seater F-16 Thunderbird getting gas from one of our KC-135s. I was back in the Boom Operator’s position and got some great pictures. And no, before you ask, I was not passing gas. There are three cushions back there side by side and the boomer controls the operations from the middle one. The other two are for observers and instructors.
One of those was from my digital camera and one from my phone.
Well, we had our meetings and the next day it was time to leave. While we were meeting, our aircraft and crew were busy refueling a bunch of other aircraft, the last flight of which was delayed, so we actually waited in a bus on the tarmac for them to return.
After that, they rolled up the stairs and it was time for us to leave
That was when the second coolest thing happened. I was asked if I wanted to do the take off and the first part of the flight from the “jump seat”. It is a little seat that sits right behind the pilots and in between. That was just about as, if not more cooler than being in the boomer pod during a refuel.
This was my view
and just to show that I was indeed there, the guys graciously took a you were there photo for me. That’s me in the middle. The one with the really goofy grin on his face because he was back to being a 15 year-old kid who’s every dream had just been captured in a two day flight.
The cool thing was, I was hooked up to the communications system and could not only talk to the whole flight crew, but I could hear the radio traffic and everything else. It was quite an experience.
And now, in a VERY small way, you guys got to share the experience with me.