I must offer you an apology. Things at the dragon cavern have been tough this week. It’s a long personal story that I won’t go into here, but suffice it to say that I haven’t had time to add a lot of personalization into today’s issue. I look at the wonderful job that Lethal did on the Thanksgiving Day issue and I’m quite embarrassed. But, I will do my best to correct this in the future.
In the mean time, I will get back to my family and all of you can enjoy the jokes and cartoons.
A chicken farmer went to a local bar, sat next to a woman and ordered a glass of champagne. The woman perks up and says, ‘How about that? I just ordered a glass of champagne too!’
‘What a coincidence,’the farmer says, ‘This is a special day for me, I’m celebrating.’
‘This is a special day for me too, I’m also celebrating!’ says the woman.
‘What a coincidence’ says the man.
As they clinked glasses the farmer asked, ‘What are you celebrating?’
‘My husband and I have been trying for years to have a child, and today my gynecologist told me that I’m pregnant!’
‘What a coincidence,’ says the man, ‘I’m a chicken farmer and for years all my hens have been infertile, but today they’re finally laying eggs.’
‘That’s great!’ says the woman, ‘How did your chickens become fertile?’
‘I used a different cock,’ he replied.
The woman smiled and said, ‘What a coincidence.’
Little Bruce and Jenny are only 10 years old, but they know they are in love.
One day they decide that they want to get married, so Bruce goes to Jenny’s father to ask him for her hand.
Bruce bravely walks up to him and says, “Mr. Smith, me and Jenny are in love and I want to ask you for her hand in marriage.”
Thinking that this was just the cutest thing, Mr. Smith replies, “Well Bruce, you are only 10. Where will you two live?”
Without even taking a moment to think about it, Bruce replies, “In Jenny’s room. It’s bigger than mine and we can both fit there nicely.”
Still thinking this is just adorable, Mr. Smith says with a huge grin, “Okay, then how will you live? You’re not old enough to get a job. You’ll need to support Jenny.”
Again, Bruce instantly replies, “Our allowance. Jenny makes five bucks a week and I make 10 bucks a week. That’s about 60 bucks a month, so that should do us just fine.”
Mr. Smith is impressed Bruce has put so much thought into this.
“Well Bruce, it seems like you have everything figured out. I just have one more question. What will you do if the two of you should have little children of your own?”
Bruce just shrugs his shoulders and says, “Well, we’ve been lucky so far.”
Mr. Smith no longer thinks the little bastard is adorable.
Impish Dragon pointed to two old drunks across the bar from them and told his friend Lethal, “That’ll be us in ten years.”
Lethal turned to Impish and said, “That’s a mirror, you dumb shit.”
Just heard on the news that Obama is moving more terrorists out of Gitmo. Each transfer needs the signature of the Secretary of Defense. And gee, they were waiting too long for Chuck Hagel to make decisions on each prisoner, so now he “resigns”. Nah, nothing suspicious there.
More Detainees Set For Release From Guantanamo
More detainees are slowly and quietly being released from U.S. detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Five captives were released last week and more are set for December, although defense officials have been vague about numbers, the Journal said.
Just 143 detainees remain at the facility now, down from a high of close to 800 in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
As President Barack Obama has said he favors closing Guantanamo entirely, some Republicans including U.S. Rep. Buck McKeon, who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, have raised concerns. The California lawmaker has complained that the numbers of detainees set for transfer by the administration is rising, the Journal reported.
The releases have also turned political. While Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel must approve transfers out, he apparently tangled with the White House over his pace, favoring a full investigation to ensure the captives would not be a risk to U.S. security once freed, Politico reported.
U.S. News & World Report cited Maddow Blog writer Steve Benen, who outlined the political chess going on behind Hagel’s back before his resignation was announced earlier this week, noting that his attitude on Guantanamo and releasing detainees was a part of his departure.
“Benen notes that a Saudi national, Muhammad al-Zahrani, an Al Qaida-trained fighter who’d been incarcerated in Guantanamo for well over a decade, was quietly repatriated over the weekend, a signal that a Pentagon shakeup was near. Five other detainees were released last week,” U.S. News said.
Thursday was Thanksgiving and we have mentioned very many things to be thankful for. Well, here’s a bunch of military families that are thankful…VERY Thankful.
So I asked my Doctor, “Doctor, what are we going to do about this dangerous virus from Africa?”And he said, “I don’t know, he has two more years in office.”
Ginny writes in and says:
When she borrowed my dog Ralphie she didn’t mention that she was going to take him to a football game!
I’ll bet you can hear colors, too.