Leprechaun Laughs # 284 for Feb 4th 2015


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You enter the conference room and are assailed by the comforting sensation of well stoked cast iron stoves blasting out their warmth, the smell of peat burning, coffee brewing and the somewhat surprising sight of Lethal clad rather than in his normal shades of Forrest & Kelly Green with Gold trim to a Lethal proudly clad head to toe in Patriot’s fleece wear.

Good morning folks. In deference to the freezing cold bitter winds and snow many of you are experiencing I have made instant Maxwell House coffee and powdered creamer available to those in the general seating area along with instant oatmeal and plenty of hot water.

Seems that the prognosticative signs to be read on Imbolic one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals [aka (Saint) Brigid’s Day thanks to the stomp all over and defile everything that came before Christians] as well as Punxsutawney Phil agree on us having 6 more weeks of winter.

Personally I’m of the opinion that the Super Bowl’s being held on Imbolic might be in part an explanation for the most wild and unusual Super Bowl in my memory. It was certainly one of the books, and more books than one. There are events there (i.e. the Seahawks  incomplete nope wait it never touched the ground and he caught it catch) certainly worth of recording in Ripley’s.

While I could happily talk about the game and the Patriots win all morning, we do have much more pressing abet less pleasurable and more serious matters to discuss. So moving on, you’ve probably noticed the renovations and construction going on both outside and within. Post Impish’s recent what the DHSs are terming ‘involuntary prolonged discussion period’ we few representatives of the Mythical World who chose to have contact with you mere mortals have held protracted discussions and decided since the government apparently now feels we are fair game in advancing their aims, that we should band together.

To wit- once it is completed the building outside with its enclosed bridge to this ‘complex/compound’ (again the DHSs words for the DL/LL Digital Media Headquarters Building to attempt to portray us as a threat to more than the local Virgin, pie, cigar and Irish Whiskey population) will constitute the Mall of Mythical Creatures Diplomatic Embassies to the Mundane World. Everything you see inside the wall that is also going up (from the ‘borrowed’ plans for the failed US Southern Boarder Protection Wall) will in fact be considered foreign soil and therefore out of the DHS’s jurisdiction.

Currently we have 22 separate Mythical Beings/Species/Pantheons/Deities &/or Elder Gods with signed leases and deposits each for their own 1/2 floor minimum and most for an entire floor. One already has a pre-existing 99 century lease for an entire level of DL/LL HQ in addition to my and Impish’s Diplomatic Offices making our HQ already in fact protected- something it took me flexing my financial muscle to get across the certain DHS employees.

Unfortunately Messrs.’ Obama & Holder along with their Department of Just-us have a learning curve flatter than a crepe. Or, due to their uber Libatard, We’re-Black-In-Power- &-Therefore-Better-Than-Everyone-Else spoiled three year old attitudes, my somewhat subtle abet slightly heavy handed hints just are not getting through to their diapered ass or the toweled heads. Guess its time I get out a really big stick.

Mean while back at the ranch hide out Dragon Depository De Jour, Lassie informs me Impish is once again in danger, having this time outworn his welcome at his current hiding place. Strangely enough this event coincided with the completion of the work he was there to preform to pay off his debts to certain parties involved in his rescue. He has been whining & wheedling to be allowed access to several of my nicer bolt holes. I have refused these request out of a sense of self preservation. At the rate Impish burns through hiding spots I’d be with out any should I ever need to go to ground myself.

Therefore we are implementing a strategy taken from a pair of classic movies. Namely Stanley Kubrick’s Spartacus staring Kirk Douglas &  John McTiernan’s The Thomas Crown Affair starring Pierce Brosnan. I tried to drop a hint to Impish about what was coming last Saturday with the “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?’ Youtube clip. Unfortunately, I neglected to consider that clues do not usually work well on the habitually clueless.

I’ve spoken with the Draconian Queen Tiamat, and on Impish’s behalf obtained the Queen’s ordered help of 12 blue dragons all possessing the general size shape and characteristics of Impish. Likewise I have prevailed upon the Guild of Santa Claus Impersonators for a likewise number of their members whom do not require a costume’s padding to pull off the portrayal of Santa. These paired up teams will be making sudden random appearances allover the country and world. Thanks in no small part to the previously mentioned 22 separate Mythical Beings/Species/Pantheons/Deities &/or Elder Gods with whom I’ve been in discussion over this issue, we are ready to embark upon a co-ordinated world wide Shell/Three Card Monte Game Scam of epic proportions. In other words, were going to hide Impish right in front of their smug snotty attitude noses right in plain sight. Operational security keeps me from mentioning a few key features to this plan that should make it nearly impossible for them to tell the fauxs & frauds from the real deal.

Now, if you will excuse me, I have a veritable host of Paralegals, International Law/Treaty Experts & Lawyers waiting for me. I’m about to make enough stink about voiding the 1938 treaty that keep the US in control of GITMO that even a certain pair of crepe flat learning curve A.S.S.H.A.T. libatards are going to have no problem feeling the message I’m sending right thru their 3 yr. old acting diapered asses and toweled heads.

Enjoy the issue, oh and I should warn you now to loosen the waist line on your fat pants before hitting todays recipes.

Oh! Almost forgot! Once last important thing!

Lethal removes his phone from his pocket scrolls a moment and makes a selection. Apparently its on speaker because you hear a gruff voice answer-

“Security Command Center. This is No-name, this communication is being recorded. Enter your ID code now.”

<Lethal two thumbs at his phone a moment.>

“Command Code confirmed. What’s up Lethal? More Feds from A.S.S. sneak in?”

“Nope. Time to have some fun and go on the offensive. Open file ShellGame. There is a list of communicants in it. Send the follow blast message…’Commence Operation Doppelganger Phase One’.”

“Order received and understood. Wilco. Standby for confirmation….message sent.

Be advised we have the first message confirmation. Jingle Bell One just lifted off with Crisco on board enroute to a randomly chosen location from the list. Anything further Sir?”

“Ok good he’s on schedule for a change. Nothing further. Just advise me if anyone on the list fails to acknowledge the message within an hour of its sending.”

“Understood. This is going to be funnier than Rick Perry’s Presidential Campaign! No-name out.”

<Lethal looks up at you all and holds up a finger asking for another moment of your indulgence once again apparently dialing the phone as shortly a very loud and annoyed “Merr-Rhant?!” can be heard.

“Want your treat ration cut tonight? Don’t sass me Chai!

Alert the Ninja Kitty Network that Phase One has started and Crisco is on the move. His destination was chosen at random for the list so we don’t know where he’ll show up. Also our Doppelgangers need watching over so nothing happens to them. As long as no harm comes to them let them get taken and alert the Smiley. Let the lawyers handle it unless it looks like they’re going to be moved to GITMO, then you know what to do right?”

“Meeh! Merrrooow! Purr!”  <click!>

< Lethal looks at you folk nods, then winks as he puts away his phone. He leaves the podium ,then about four steps from it he breaks into a little jig for a moment, followed by a song under his breath as he strolls towards the stage exit in no particular hurry…..>

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A

My oh my, what a wonderful day
Making plenty o’ mischief and its going my way

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A

Gonna sue that A.S.S.H.A.T. Holder
Before Obama gets any bolder
It’s actual
Everything is satisfactual

Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
Zip-A-Dee-A

Wonderful feeling
Wonderful day

Yeah!

Impish muh buddy don’t worry you’re coming home soon!

Lethal suddenly spins around and cross cross steps several paces to his left calling “Hit me I’m open!” Suddenly Tom Brady who has been sitting quietly in one of the recliners in the Members Only Area jumps up plants his feet and fires a quick easy 10 yard pass right into the numbers on Lethal’s jersey. Lethal easily catches it, rolls around one of the CyberLethals who are now always on stage when he is, raises the ball in victory then slams it into the stage while bellowing “GRONK IT!” Brady who has now joined him on the stage hefts Lethal on to his shoulder as the two exit the room chanting “Super Bowl 50 & a Two-peat Dynasty!”

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<The overhead screen suddenly starts rolling down on its own and lights up. A moment later you see the following while hearing Lethal’s voice. The sound and picture quality suggests he is resending the image and talking to you via his PDA. You can hear legal chatter and harrumphing going on in the background>

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Thought I’d keep you apprised of developments as they come in for your amusement throughout the issue. I just got this status message from Brutus the Brutal down in our Customer Service Department. As you may remember he’s the one all complaints are directed to. It appears he’s hoping that A.S.S. will attempt to lodge a few over our tactics. I heard he had Slash help him with honing his claws this morning in anticipation of the operation commencing.

Further bulletins as they come in. I return you now to the issue.

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Well THAT goes along way to explaining why Impish became P.N.G. at his latest hide out!

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Herman had 50-yard line tickets for the Super Bowl. As he sits down, another man comes down and asks if anyone was sitting in the seat next to him.

“No, the seat is empty,” was his reply. The man says, “This is incredible, who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event in the world, and not use it?”

Herman says, “Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first Super Bowl we haven’t attended together since we got married in 1976.”

The man says, “Oh, I’m terribly sorry to hear that. That’s terrible. But couldn’t you find someone else – a fri end or relative, or even a neighbor to take the seat?”

Herman shakes his head, “No, they’re all at the funeral.”

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Well I see the Santa’s are on the job! Wonder where the Impish doubles are? Could ALL Blue Dragons be as lazy as Impish? That could be a serious problem if its true.

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PSA

AT&T customer text messages easily replicated by scammers

Author: Cody Schultz, News Producer Click2Houston Published On: Jan 26 2015 07:36:53 AM CST

HOUSTON – AT&T customers may want to carefully read any texts they receive from the company.

The problem is that AT&T sends out customer alerts via text message, and the messages are very easy to mimic. With a little effort, scammers can send alerts that look just like the real thing.

And if a customer clicks on a link, the hacker may be able to grab login credentials, or fool them into giving up their credit card information. AT&T alerts come from a four-digit “short code” number that anyone can buy. The computer programmer who spotted the flaw reported it to the company, but hasn’t heard back.

AT&T declined to comment on the issue.

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“BIGGER is better” has reached a whole new level.

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German adult model Beshine, also known as Mayra Hills, claims to have the largest fake breasts in the world, and it’s easy to see why.

Weighing 20 pounds (a little over nine kilograms) each, her 10,000-cc assets require the petite Beshine to rock a 32Z bra, which just so happens to be the equivalent of a XXX-sized bra.

(No Impish! You don’t need to fly over and check them out for our readers! Can’t you recognize an A.S.S. trick when you see one? )

The Top 5 Signs Your Breasts are Way Too Big

  1. Two smaller breasted women have been pulled into regular orbit around you.
  2. Your bra lifts and separates through the use of hydraulics and a twenty-mule team.
  3. You’ve had to take out a restraining order against Captain Ahab.
  4. The only thing with larger cleavage than you is the Grand Canyon.

And the Number One Sign Your Breasts are Way Too Big…

  1. Stephen Hawking has a theory about them.

Frank Mills – Kitty On The Keys

Nope. Sorry. Not one of the Ninja kitties. They don’t have time to practice the piano nor do I have one even the room for one!
 

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OH LOOK! Finally Impish spotting! I do so love it when a plan comes together- particularly when its mine!

Never ask an adult to use their imagination

Coloring Book Corruptions is a website that publishes user submitted photos of children’s coloring books. Well, they were children’s coloring books, until adults came along and made them horrifying.

See for yourself.

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I think Winnie the Pooh’s tastes on Honey’s might have changed!

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Unconfirmed rumors from high ranking sources indicate that if you replace the birds with Air Force One and hitch the dragon to Santa’s sleigh you might have a credible explanation for A.S.S.’s sudden interest in Santa & Impish.

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A clear warning message that even  the fairest of Fairy Princesses can become PMS Monsters!

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You’ll never peel an orange the same way again.

Did you know you’ve been peeling an orange wrong?

Check this out:

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Mind. Blown.

This technique works best with mandarin oranges, but just for good measure I tried it out on a Valencia orange as well. Simply lop off the ends, make a small incision in the side and carefully open to reveal easy-to-eat orange segments.

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ANOTHER Impish spotting! Wait! That looks like a government issue car! Oh its going to be on now for sure!

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And right behind it another Santa sighting! <snicker..Giggle! > Oh to be able to hear those 2 A.S.S.H.A.Ts right about now!

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Schools could force your kids to hand over their passwords

Schools boards and teachers are out of control when it comes to usurping parental authority and violating our children’s civil rights (to say nothing of their program of brainwashing & forcibly instilling liberal values in our kids against our wishes).

New ‘Cyberbullying’ Law Will Force Illinois Students to Give Up Social Media Passwords. Students who refuse could face criminal charges according to school superintendent.

School Boards operate with seeming impunity and no accountability for their actions to any higher oversight. Who are they to decide that a child’s refusal is criminal?

Students suspected of “cyberbullying” could face criminal charges under a new Illinois state law if they refuse to reveal their social media passwords to school administrators.

According to the new rule, all forms of “digital harassment,” whether done on or off campus, will now be investigated as a violation of school disciplinary rules and procedures.

Parents and students in several districts were informed of the new policy, which began at the start of the year, after receiving letters from school officials earlier this month.

According to Triad District Superintendent Leigh Lewis, refusal from students and even parents could lead to criminal charges.

“If we’re investigating any discipline having to do with social media, then we have the right to ask for those passwords,” Lewis told Motherboard. “If they didn’t turn over the password, we would call our district attorneys because they would be in violation of the law.”

Parents speaking with KTVI News argued that the law went too far and violated not only the rights of students, but of parents as well.

“It’s one thing for me to take my child’s social media account and open it up, or for the teacher to look or even a child to pull up their social media account, but to have to hand over your password and personal information is not acceptable to me,” said Sara Bozarth.

The new policy, which will likely be challenged by civil liberties advocates, clearly represents yet another brazen attack on the rights of both students and parents alike.

One such letter obtained by Motherboard states that administrators may demand passwords from any student deemed to have “evidence” relating to suspected cyberbullying.

According to Triad District Superintendent Leigh Lewis, refusal from students and even parents could lead to criminal charges.

“If we’re investigating any discipline having to do with social media, then we have the right to ask for those passwords,” Lewis told Motherboard. “If they didn’t turn over the password, we would call our district attorneys because they would be in violation of the law.”

WHO told them they legally have that right?

Parents speaking with KTVI News argued that the law went too far and violated not only the rights of students, but of parents as well.

“It’s one thing for me to take my child’s social media account and open it up, or for the teacher to look or even a child to pull up their social media account, but to have to hand over your password and personal information is not acceptable to me,” said Sara Bozarth.

The new policy, which will likely be challenged by civil liberties advocates, clearly represents yet another brazen attack on the rights of both students and parents alike.

Again I am forced to ask, how is it that the School Board can get away with just appointing themselves investigators of a potential crime?! Isn’t criminal investigation (cyberbullying IS in most states a criminal offense now) the responsibility of the police? The Schools tampering with any child’s social media account might well in fact hamper an investigation and possibly even a prosecution due to their tainting the evidence by accessing it.

IF this scenario were to come to pass, will those in the school administration a well as the teachers be charged with interfering with a police investigation and/or tampering with evidence? Personally I doubt it. I find it far more likely that the School Board will attempt to hide behind the shield of protecting student privacy- the same privacy they just violated. Seems to me  that children’s privacy is only important in school when it protect School Administrators and Teachers from investigation into misconduct.

I don’t think anyone aside from a cyberbully would argue that cyberbullying is bad. It can cause serious trauma for the bullied kid. And because it happens online it isn’t confined to school, but can reach right into your home.

Parents, kids and schools need to work together to stop bullying in any form. However, some schools might be going a bit too far.

Actually, the language of the law says the student just has to violate school policy. While schools are focused on bullying right now, I don’t doubt they could come up with other reasons to demand passwords in the future.

As a parent, this raises a number of concerns. The big one is that if anyone is going to be monitoring my kid’s social accounts for trouble, it’s going to be me. If I want to involve the school, I’ll do it on my terms.

I know there are parents who aren’t as involved in their kids’ lives, or don’t understand the Internet well enough to keep tabs on them, but the solution isn’t to bypass the parents.

Plus, what is the school going to do with the password? If it’s a matter of seeing what the kid posted, the bullied child can provide a screenshot.

Is the school going to take over the account so the bully can’t post anymore? The kid will just start a new one or two.

Are they going to have someone go through the entire account looking for signs of other rule breaking? That’s a serious violation of the student’s privacy.

Let’s not forget that most the social accounts kids are using are ones that most adults don’t realize they’re on. Click here to see what I mean.

Frankly, schools aren’t equipped to deal with kids online. When the L.A. school district handed out iPads to every school child, it took the kids a day to get around the content restrictions the school had put up. The district had to abandon the program at a substantial financial loss.

Sources: http://www.komando.com/happening-now/293359/schools-could-force-your-kids-to-hand-over-their-passwords/all & http://www.infowars.com/new-cyberbullying-law-will-force-illinois-students-to-give-up-social-media-passwords/

While I applaud what the school is trying to do, this seems like a serious overreach. Undoubtedly these demands will be made on a child dragged out of his class marched to the Principal’s Office and threatened with (from the child’s perspective) dire consequences for not immediately and unquestioningly handing over their account info and password. Also undoubtedly this will be done sans benefit (to the child) of having a Parent present to protect his rights because the school will have had at the child before ever notifying the parent of their intent to force the child to give up his right to privacy.

Further I have to ask WHY it is necessary for the child to give up his account information when the simple demand that the child remove the offending bullying remark prior to returning to school the following morning and sending a letter, e-mail, text message or making a phone call to the parent to the same effect. Could it be because they want to remove any and all comments made by the child they do not approve of (which are likely critical of the school) in an attempt to censor the flow of information about negative experiences the child(ren) may behaving with the school or a teacher?

What do you think? Should a school be able to poke through your kid or grandkid’s social accounts without first advising you of the issue and seeking another avenue of correction??

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Man those Santa Impersonators sure seem to be enjoying their job!

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True love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT – mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky, I love that. –Miracle Max

You want your true love still making your sammich after Valentine’s Day? Then pay attention! If you don’t you’ll need to pay Miracle Max a visit for sure!

Gluten-Free Brownie and Berries Dessert Pizza

Want to wow a chocolate-craving crowd? Make a sweet dessert pizza topped with a creamy layer and tart berries.

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  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 2 hr. 40 min
  • Servings: 12

 

 

Ingredients

1 box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free brownie mix
Butter and eggs called for on brownie mix box
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup apple jelly

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F (or 325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray or shortening.
  • In large bowl, stir brownie mix, butter and eggs until well blended. Spread in pan.
  • Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean or almost clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • In small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over brownie base. Arrange berries over cream cheese mixture. Stir jelly until smooth; brush over berries. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chilled. Cut into wedges. Store covered in refrigerator.

4-Ingredient Chocolate Raspberry Cake

This clever cake calls for just a few basic ingredients, and raspberries on top. Chocolate, eggs and Betty Crocker chocolate frosting come together for a flour-free cake that’s outta this world rich, creamy, and delicious!

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  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 1 hr. 15 min
  • Servings: 8

Ingredients

1 (13 oz.) package dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
8 eggs, room temperature
1 cup raspberries
1/4 cup powdered sugar for garnish (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • In a large, microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and frosting together until smooth. Spoon into a stand mixer and add 2 eggs at a time until all eggs have been added. Turn to high and beat for 2-3 minutes, until the mixture is fluffy and well combined.
  • Spoon into a 7″ cake pan that has been lined and rimmed with parchment paper. Place this cake pan into a large baking dish and carefully fill the outside baking dish with 1″ of water. Be careful to not get any water inside your cake pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes, or just until the center of the cake sets. Remove and refrigerate until the cake is completely cool. Gently remove the cake from the cake pan by turning it upside-down on a serving platter. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and top with raspberries just before serving.

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies

Craving chocolate and sweet peanut butter all wrapped up into one indulgent bar? Start with a no-fail brownie mix, then add layers of peanut butter and melted chocolate chips. Yum.

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  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 2 hr. 40 min
  • Servings: 24

Ingredients

Brownie Base

1 box (1 lb. 2.4 oz.) Betty Crocker™ Original Supreme Premium brownie mix Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box Filling
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons milk Topping
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3 tablespoons butter

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with cooking spray or shortening. (For easier cutting, line pan with foil, then grease foil on bottom only of pan.) Make brownies as directed on box. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • In medium bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Spread mixture evenly over brownie base.
  • In small microwavable bowl, microwave topping ingredients uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds; stir until smooth. Cool 10 minutes; spread over filling. Refrigerate about 30 minutes or until set. For brownies, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Knock-You-Naked Brownies

 Another help for you guys for Valentine’s Day since you all need all the help you can get

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Prep: 15 min
Inactive: 3 hr.
Cook: 35 min

Total Time: 3 hr. 50 min
Yield: 6 servings
Level: Easy

 

Ingredients

1 stick butter, melted, plus more for greasing
All-purpose flour, for dusting
1/3 plus 1/2 cup evaporated milk
One 18.5-ounce box German chocolate cake mix (I use Duncan Hines)
1 cup finely chopped pecans
60 caramels, unwrapped
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-by-9-inch baking pan.
Begin by pouring 1/3 cup evaporated milk into a bowl with the cake mix. Add the melted butter and the chopped pecans. Mix the ingredients together; it’ll be pretty thick!
Divide the dough in half down the middle. Press half of it into the bottom of the prepared pan to make the first brownie layer. Bake until slightly set, 8 to 10 minutes. Then remove from the oven and set aside.
While the brownie layer is baking, in a double boiler (or glass bowl set over a bowl of simmering water) combine the caramels and the remaining 1/2 cup evaporated milk. Stir occasionally until the caramels are totally melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour the caramel mixture over the first baked layer, spreading so it’s evenly distributed. Sprinkle the chocolate chips all over the top.
Next, on a clean surface or a sheet of waxed paper, press the remaining dough into a square shape slightly smaller than the baking pan. Carefully set it on top of the chocolate chips. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and let the brownies cool to room temperature. Cover the pan and refrigerate the brownies for several hours to allow them to set.
When you’re ready to serve them (or give them to someone you love!) sprinkle generously with the powdered sugar and cut them into large rectangles before removing from the pan. These are absolutely killer, my friends. Make them for someone you really, really love… or someone you want to love you back.
It’ll work. Guarantee it.

Finally all these yummies call out for an adult beverage. Here are two-

Winter Sangria

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Total Time: 1 hr.
Prep: 1 hr.
Yield: 8 drinks
Level: Easy

 

 

Ingredients

2 cups no-pulp orange juice
3 to 6 ounces orange liqueur
2 tablespoons honey
1 cinnamon stick
2 clementines or blood oranges, cut into sections
1 Granny Smith or other tart apple, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 red Anjou pear, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
2 liters sweet sparkling red wine, chilled (Sunny likes Rosa Regale)
1 liter lemon-lime soda, chilled

Directions

In a large pitcher or punch bowl, whisk the orange juice, orange liqueur and honey. Add the cinnamon stick, clementines, apple and pear and stir to combine. Set aside at room temperature for at least 1 hour.
Right before serving, add the wine and soda to the fruit mixture and stir gently to combine. Serve immediately in ice-filled glasses.

Cherry Cuba Libre

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Total Time: 10 min
Prep: 10 min
Yield: 1 serving
Level: Easy

 

Directions

For each cocktail, combine 1 to 2 ounces dark rum, the juice of 1/2 lime and a splash of cherry liqueur [I recommend Kirsch] in a highball glass. Fill with ice and top with cherry cola. Garnish with lime and a maraschino cherry.

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Uh because Dragons ate all the damned Unicorns?

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This photo is just in from one of Chai’s Ninja Kitty Network informants. I’m unclear if this guy is searching for the now confirmed Government issue car from the last Impish picture to come in or if A.S.S. has been ordered to search every snow pile and drift for Impish now.

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LOL! Looks like they took the bait and grabbed a Santa in California! If A.S.S. thought they were having a bad day up until now,  just wait until those lawyer sharks start circling! I almost feel bad for them….NOT!

No SPin - No BS Parting Shot

Ok as much as this pains me to do, I have to do the right thing regardless of how personally distasteful and abhorrent I might find it. I have to give an ‘Attagirl! Good on ya!” to Michelle Obama. (OMG! I think I’m going to be ill!)

Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia

Barack Obama was in Riyadh on Tuesday to pay his respects to the late Saudi King Abdullah. His visit, for which he cut short a much-hyped trip to India, underscores how important the U.S.-Saudi relationship remains to the American leadership. On social media, however, much of the attention has focused on something else: His wife’s attire.

As noted by the Associated Press, Michelle Obama did not wear a headscarf or veil Tuesday. In Saudi Arabia, that’s unusual: The country is one of the few on Earth where women are expected to cover their heads, and many Saudi women wear niqabs.

Exceptions are made for foreigners, however, and Michelle – who did wear loose clothing that fully covered her arms – appears to have been one of them. In photographs from the official events, other foreign female guests are also shown not wearing headscarves. In the past, Saudi leaders have met with a number of other foreign females without headscarves in the past.

More than 1,500 tweets using the hashtag #ميشيل_أوباما_سفور (roughly, #Michelle_Obama_unveiled) were sent Tuesday, many of which criticized the first lady. Some users pointed out that on a recent trip to Indonesia, Michelle had worn a headscarf. Why not in Saudi Arabia?

The response wasn’t entirely negative – Ahram Online notes that some Twitter users said Michelle shouldn’t be criticized too much, it being a short, impromptu trip and all. Saudi state television did show images of Michelle and her uncovered head, despite some claims that they had digitally obscured her (a widely circulated video with the first lady entirely blurred seems to have been an amateur production).

But in Saudi Arabia, the simple act of not covering your head can be political, intentionally or not.  Source to this point: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/01/27/michelle-obama-forgoes-a-headscarf-and-sparks-a-backlash-in-saudi-arabia/

Like the attire of other first ladies, Michelle Obama’s clothes have been scrutinized endlessly for what type of messages they convey.

And she gets high marks for her “fashion diplomacy,” as she engages with foreign leaders at home and abroad. Her choice to go with a suit rather than a dress for the first time at this year’s State of the Union address “was a glimpse of the self-aware, tough-minded, straight-talking lawyer who took a brief hiatus from the public eye,” according to Robin Givhan.

So it is with Obama’s attire in Saudi Arabia — a country with a very strict dress code for Saudi women, who are not allowed to drive and who live under a system of male guardianship. In a country that demands women adhere to a strict dress code in public (face and hair covered, and long, flowing robes), Obama went with a flowing blue top, black pants and no head covering.

FLOTUS Obama’s choice is not without precedent. Laura Bush in a visit with King Abdullah made the same choice in 2006.

Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice also wrote in her 2011 book about Abdullah offering her a gift of a black robe and veil that she refused to wear.

But Obama is much more associated with clothes and fashion; she sets trends and boosts brands. And in the age of social media, she has an unparalleled global audience.

In 1995, Hillary Rodham Clinton told an audience at the U.N. Women’s Conference in Beijing, “Women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights.”

Ten years later, at the World Economic Forum in Jordan in 2005, Laura Bush also emphasized women’s rights before a group of Arab leaders. She said: “Freedom, especially freedom for women, is more than the absence of oppression. It’s the right to speak and vote and worship freely. Human rights require the rights of women. And human rights are empty promises without human liberty.”

The Saudi delegation of leaders walked out before she got to that line, something she notes in her book, “Spoken from the Heart.”

Ten years after that, Obama, this time with her fashion, has made a similar statement.

Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2015/01/28/make-no-mistake-michelle-obama-just-made-a-bold-political-statement-in-saudi-arabia/

Texas Senator Ted Cruz (whom I personally consider to be an idiot on par with Rick Perry when it comes to the specter of a possible Presidency) took to his Facebook page to applaud Michelle Obama:

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Yes, MAJOR kudos to you First Lady Obama, for standing up to repressive Muslims and their you must honor Sharia law in our presence regardless of where or who you are demands. At least ONE of the two Obamas involved in this Presidency has a set of stones and isn’t a bowing scraping fawning sycophant to every towelhead he encounters.

The longer anyone caves in these unrealistic Muslim demands of religious accommodations based on values and think at least 3 centuries out of date then the worse the problem with Islamic extremist and the Middle East in general is going to get. Like Global Thermonuclear War the only way to win at Islamic Insistence is to refuse to play. Ignore their demands, ignore their feigned outrage. Those who want to demonstrate because we refuse to kotow to Islam until it drags itself socially at minimum into the 20th century should be declared Persona Non Grata and deporting immediately. Attack us and the fist of our retribution should come crashing down without warning upon their homes and their mosques. They are not going to have respect for the rest of their world their belief systems and/or values then what are we respecting theirs?

Don’t give me that ‘bigger man’/taking the high road’ moral justification crap either- that’s what got us in this position in the first damned place! If we had targeted terrorist like Abu Nidal and his mentored Osama bin Laden almost thirty years ago when Oliver North first reported they were threatening his life for shining light on their terrorist activities and training camps, then September 11th might never have occurred.

Had we not caved to Islamic pressure and bagged Sadam Hussein dragging him by the collar out of the Presidential Place during Dessert Storm 1 instead of stopping a scant 12 hours from that objective, thee would have been no need for Dessert Storm 2 or probably the majority of the follow on wars. THIS is what being reasonable and the bigger man gets you with Islam. You cannot be socially reasonable or apply Christian morals and guiding principles when dealing with Islam and fundamentalist terrorism because that is exactly what they want expect and will exploit to the fullest extent possible.

An evil tree bears evil fruit. You can destroy as much fruit as you want, but it will always grow back, and it will always be evil.

Tear the tree out of the ground by the roots and burn it. Burn it to ash and grind out the embers with your boot until there’s nothing left. Not a single spark. Not a single seed.  This is how you deal with evil.

Make no mistake, oppression of Women’s/Human rights, the present interpretation of Sharia Laws rooted in the 16th century and the twisted interpretations of the verses of the Koran that represent Islamic Fundamentalism all solely for the sake of religious stagnation is all evil. I think that FLOTUS just wrapped that headscarf around the evil tree of Islam and started strangling it.

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Told you we’d have fun today!

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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 # 284 for Feb 4th 2015

  1. Ginny says:

    Well my wee green friend, take your bows….simply outstanding issue! You are killin’ me with them damn desserts. The peanut butter brownie made me weak…not just my knees. Thanks for all the time you put into the issue. Also, what a Superbowl….best game I ever remember. Also happy the Patriots won.

  2. paul says:

    GREAT ISSUE AS ALWAYS – Love the “RANT” and others – – but that “bigger” isn’t better —

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