Leprechaun Laughs # 357 for Wednesday Sept 21st 2016


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Yuppers folks that’s an old Underwood Manual Typewriter you see next to my Bushmill’s Black Bush there. Drive big brother (and Impish) crazy when I use it because it totally thwarts cyber spying. Besides it looks darn nice on my antique roll top desk.

Actually it’s the latest on retro keyboard conversions which I just finished assembling for someone. You take an actual working typewriter, add on the parts from the conversion kit and TA-A! You now have a dual functioning typewriter and Bluetooth enabled keyboard for your computer tablet or smartphone. Turn the Bluetooth off, and you can use the typewriter as a normal typewriter but have the option of recording what you type to an SD card as a text file. Pretty neat, especially if your into Steampunk or ‘old school’ decorating your home office

As you can see from the right side of the photo I’m still entrenched in paperwork. I hoping with Impish gone for a week I’ll have all the peace and quiet I need to finally catch it all up.

 

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So for a while now in the mornings Ninja Cat Clan Mistress SC has been getting up on the chair beside mine at the table and investigation my coffee cup. I had thought this was due to our switching to 1/2 & 1/2 for our coffee since we were constantly pouring out of date milk down the drain. I’ve been dipping the tip of a finger into my coffee and allowing her to lick it off as a way of getting rid of her (ever try arguing with a cat who is sure she’s interested and wants some of something you have but will not share?)

Think I’m kidding? Here’s a couple photos from a day when she didn’t get any of my coffee because we got to sleep in and basically got up in time for lunch. Of course I had coffee but I had it with a splash of Bailey’s which SC detests.

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Turns out I may have been helping to create another caffeine dependent little monster in my house as Chai already goes bananas when I open a fresh can of coffee to blend brown gold. She insists on sniffing the cans and having the ‘coffee dust’ from one of the cans rubbed into her fur (she prefers her nip this way as well) so she can go find some cat hidey-hole to lick it all out of her fur then.

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Speaking of Coffee (a.k.a. Nectar of the Gods) I’ve some sobering news about it-

A coffee shortage is looming — here’s how soon it could be extinct

Coffee is more than just the crucial beverage that makes it easier to face the workday. It provides comfort, culture, and is an essential source of the caffeine that Harvard neuroscientist Charles Czeisler says makes modern life possible. 

But the global coffee supply is currently at risk, with shortages already starting to affect the world.

A full half of the world’s area that’s deemed suitable for growing coffee will be lost by 2050 if climate change remains unchecked, according to a new report from The Climate Institute of Australia.

By 2080, the report estimates that wild coffee (which helps us find genetic varietals that might be more resistant to climate stress) could go extinct.

Coffee shortages that make it harder to get good coffee and that hurt the livelihoods of 25 million coffee farmers around the globe are already having an effect, and it’s not just environmental research groups that are concerned about future access to coffee. Advisors for corporate giants like Starbucks and Lavazza agree.

“We have a cloud hovering over our head. It’s dramatically serious,” Mario Cerutti, Green Coffee and Corporate Relations Partner at Lavazza, said at a hospitality conference in Italy in 2015.

“Climate change can have a significant adverse effect in the short term,” he said. “It’s no longer about the future; it’s the present.”

What’s happening to coffee?

People drink more than 2.25 billion cups of coffee each and every day. The coffee industry is a major one, producing the second most valuable export for developing countries. But the better and more commonly grown type of coffee, Coffea Arabica, can only thrive in very specific conditions. For now, that means tropical highlands around the globe, from Central America and Brazil to Indonesia, Vietnam, and East Africa, its place of origin.

But a warming world and extreme weather, including both heavy rains and drought, are making it harder to grow coffee in these regions, according to the report. Temperature and heavy rain have helped a fungus called Coffee Leaf Rust spread through Central America and into South America, destroying crops. Pests like the Coffee Berry Borer are spreading for the same reasons. Drought in Brazil cut coffee production by around 30% in 2014 in Minas Gerais, a major coffee region.

Even a half a degree of temperature change can make a region that used to be a coffee gold mine unsuitable. Moving production to higher altitudes is not always feasible and can be especially difficult for the small farmers that make up 80-90% of coffee growers.

By 2050, half of currently suitable land will no longer be suitable, unless the world can limit warming to the 1.5-2 degree Celsius rise that was set as a goal at the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement, and really, even 1.5 degrees is pushing it for most farmers.

It’s not a completely hopeless scenario — cutting emissions and limiting warming to 1.5 degrees would make a big difference, both for individual coffee lovers and for the 120 million people who make a living from the coffee supply chain. Buying coffee from groups that provide fair incomes to farmers can help those communities adapt.

But this is a serious situation and one worth paying attention to now, before problems get worse down the line.

As Starbucks sustainability director Jim Hanna told The Guardian in 2011 — five years ago — it’s urgent.

“If we sit by and wait until the impacts of climate change are so severe that is impacting our supply chain then that puts us at a greater risk,” he said. “From a business perspective we really need to address this now, and to look five, 10, and 20 years down the road.”

SEE ALSO: I went to the source of the world’s best coffee — and saw firsthand why the industry is in trouble

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Every time someone shows up for a visit from the Martian side of the Leprechaun Family tree there’s always a big ta-do over their vehicle parking!

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Just like Molly! She called me from the car the other day right outside the house because there was ‘a bug’ on the outside of her car window. When I got out there it was so small she had to call my attention to it by putting a pen on the other side of the glass from it because she wasn’t putting her finger that close to a bug.

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[I believe if memory serves I was served a cooked version of something similar to this and this is in fact some form of ‘Giant Prawn’. Going to have to think about aqua farming some of these in Crab  Cay. I can see Impish with one stuck in his nose now can’t you? If this is what they are referring to in Australia when they say ‘put another shrimp on the barbee’, I can see why you only need one per person!]

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That’s as frightening as waking to find the Burger King hovering over your bed with breakfast! Well at least for everyone except for Impish, he’s been demanding that level of service from BK for years now.

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[ THAT folks is a Giant Sturgeon, you know the caviar making machine. YES you are exactly right it DOES look like its armored with hard plates, mainly because it is. Can you imagine how desperate they first guy who thought about fighting one of these killing it and eating it must have been? NO WONDER he even ate the eggs! ]

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[ OK so this last one might have actually belonged in a Darwin Awards feature but it’s going to be a while before I run one of those. Besides, HELLS NO I ain’t doing that! ]

Just this morning, wife called.

She was crying.

She said sorry to me.

While crying she also said she will never fight with me.

She will always listen to me.

She will do whatever I tell her to do.

I was overwhelmed listening to all this.

Don’t know whose wife she was.

It was wrong number but felt very good!

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I’ll freely admit this has happened to me in the past (I think marriage cures this syndrome the second you say ‘I do?’). Though my mind did a detour to the other head and I think they both went snorkeling in the gutter. In my defense, this is a close approximation of the dress I was confronted by except hers was Jade Green to match her eyes. She had natural Auburn hair that hung to the middle of her back,  always smelled of Lavender and Heather and had the most mischievous mirthful sparkling eyes.

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Guys, be honest now, where did your mind take unauthorized leave to the second that photo registered?

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It gets worse too. Judging by the smell coming from that water, that’s Shit Creek that poor SOB is up too.

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE AN IDIOT…

Three men, a philosopher, a mathematician and an idiot, were out riding in the car when it crashed into a tree. Before anyone knows it, the three men found themselves standing before the pearly gates of Heaven, where St. Peter and the Devil were standing nearby.

“Gentlemen,” the Devil started… “Due to the fact that Heaven is now overcrowded, St. Peter has agreed to limit the number of people entering Heaven. If anyone of you can ask me a question which I don’t know or cannot answer, then you’re worthy enough to go to Heaven; if not, then you’ll come with me to Hell.” 

The philosopher then stepped up, “OK, give me the most comprehensive report on Socrates’ teachings.”

With a snap of his finger, a stack of paper appeared next to the Devil. The philosopher read it and concluded it was correct. “Then, go to Hell!”  With another snap of his finger, the philosopher disappeared.

The mathematician then asked… “Give me the most complicated formula ever theorized!” With a snap of his finger, another stack of paper appeared next to the Devil. The mathematician read it and reluctantly agreed it was correct. “Then, go to Hell!” with another snap of his finger, the mathematician disappeared too.

The idiot then stepped forward and said, “Bring me a chair!” The Devil brought forward a chair. “Drill 7 holes on the seat.” The Devil did just that. The idiot then sat on the chair and let out a very loud fart. Standing up, he asked, “Which hole did my fart come out from?”

The Devil inspected the seat and said, “The third hole from the right.” “Wrong,” said the idiot, “it’s from my asshole.” And the idiot went to heaven.

SPEAKING of assholes, idiots and devils,that reminds me, it time for another of our ‘We’re not paranoid because its true.” series called…

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New law change could allow mass surveillance by government

By Mark Jones, Komando.com

Are you frightened by the thought of your own government spying on you? Your personal information was secretly tapped for the National Security Agency by telecommunications companies for years. In fact, billions of emails and other private communications have been scanned and read by the NSA for decades.

The U.S. government uses spying techniques to try and prevent terrorism and cyberattacks. Skeptics worry that these techniques could be reverse-engineered and used against the government or innocent Americans. The loss of personal privacy is another issue government spying brings to light.

Now, there is a plan in place that would dramatically expand the government’s hacking and surveillance authority. A rule change would give the FBI authority to use malware to hack into an unlimited number of computers.

Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure puts limits on how the FBI obtains electronic search warrants for computer networks. Currently, a federal judge can only authorize the FBI to install malware on computers that they suspect are being used for criminal activity. The computer also has to be located within the judge’s jurisdiction.

Changes to Rule 41 would remove those limitations. Basically making it legal for the government to hack anyone. These changes will go into effect on December 1st, unless Congress acts to stop them.

At this time, no congressional hearings on the rule changes are scheduled. However, a bipartisan effort in the Senate is reportedly underway to change that.

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Miserable rotten prick! His ‘ spelling aid’ always made me say things I didn’t Nintendo!

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Yeah like that methane explosion in the little dragons room when Impish lit up that cigar… I swear that was the shittiest take off I’ve ever seen him make!

A circus owner runs an ad for a lion tamer and two young people show up. One is a good looking guy in his twenties and the other is a gorgeous blonde about the same age.

The circus owner tells them, “I’m not going to sugar coat it. This is one ferocious lion. He ate my last tamer so you both better be good or you’re history. Here’s your equipment – a chair, a whip, and a gun. Who wants to try out first?”

The girl says, “I’ll go first.” She walks past the chair, the whip and the gun and steps right into the lion’s cage. The lion starts to snarl and pant and begins to charge her, so she throws open her coat revealing her beautiful naked body. The lion stops dead in his tracks,

sheepishly crawls up to her and starts licking her ankles. He continues to lick her calves, kisses them, and then rests his head at her feet.

The circus owner’s mouth is on the floor. He remarks, “I’ve never seen a display like that in my life.” He then turns to the young man and asks, “Can you top that?”

“No problem,” replies the young man, “just get that lion out of the way.”

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OK I’ll confess Molly has the same problem with me and our home office, though mostly relating to coffee cups

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Funyuns rock! So do onion rings, onion blossoms and fried onion straws!

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I wasn’t planning on any recipes for this issue but after all those food jokes I figured I had to put a couple in.

Orange Brownies

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These no-chocolate brownies are so delicious—like taking a bite of sunshine. Orange lovers go crazy for these

 

 

 

Orange Brownies

Prep: 10 min | Level: Easy | Cook: 30 min | Serves: 24

Ingredients

FOR THE BROWNIES:

1 cup Unsalted Butter, Softened
1-½ cup Granulated Sugar
4 whole Large Eggs
2 teaspoons Pure Orange Extract
1 whole Large Orange, Zested (reserve 1 Teaspoon Zest For Glaze)
1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Salt

FOR THE GLAZE:

1 cup Confectioners Sugar
2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
1 teaspoon Grated Orange Zest

Preparation

For the brownies:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over
the edges. Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. Set the pan aside.

In a mixing bowl using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and
fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the orange
extract and orange zest.

In another bowl, whisk together the flour and salt. Add this into the creamed mixture
and beat until combined.

Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes, or
until light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and immediately pierce the entire top of the brownies with a fork.
A meat fork works great for this.

For the glaze:

Combine the confectioners’ sugar, orange juice and the reserved orange
zest in a small bowl, stirring until smooth. Pour the glaze evenly over the warm
brownies. Cool completely before cutting.

Using the excess foil, lift the brownies from the pan to a cutting board. Peel the foil
away from the sides of the bars and cut into squares.

This 3-in-1 Magic Cake Will Blow Your Mind

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Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 50 min

Total time: 1 hour 10 min | Serves: 9 – 12

One simple batter turns into a 3 layered cake with a top layer of sponge, a middle layer of custard and a fudge-like base. It’s like….magic!

Ingredients

1 Strawberries, Fresh
4 Eggs, yolks, whites
3/4 cup All purpose flour, plain
1 Icing sugar
3/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 Whipped cream
1 stick Butter, unsalted
2 cups Milk

To Serve (optional)

  • Icing sugar (powdered sugar), for dusting
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F/160C.
  2. Butter a 8″ x 8″ / 20cm x 20cm square cake tin.
  3. Beat egg whites with a mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  4. Place the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and beat until it turns pale yellow – about 1 minute.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and butter and beat until well incorporated – about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  6. Add the flour and beat until just combined.
  7. Pour the milk in slowly while beating, and beat until well combined (or if using a hand held mixer, add ¼ milk at a time, beating in between).
  8. Use a spatula to fold in the egg whites in the batter, one third at a time, until just incorporated. You don’t want to knock the air out of the egg whites. Don’t worry if there are a few egg white lumps in the batter. The batter should be very thin, almost like a thick pouring cream.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin.

Baking Directions

  1. Bake until the top is golden brown and the cake does not “jiggle” when you gently shake the tin – around 40 to 50 minutes. Check the cake at 30 minutes – if the top is already golden brown but the cake is not yet set (i.e. it jiggles), cover loosely with foil and return to the oven, 10 minutes at a time, until set.
  2. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a cooling rack.(Note 3) Cool completely before serving.

To Serve

  1. Cut into squares – I cut it into 12 in the photo, but 9 is more realistic serving size portions.
  2. Dust with icing sugar just before serving.
  3. Serve with a side of whipped cream and strawberries, if using.

Notes

1. Australia vs. US vs. UK measurements – I made this recipe 5 times. 3 of the 5 times, I weighed the ingredients, once I used Australian cups and once I used US cups. I couldn’t tell the difference in the end result.

2. The baking time for this cake will differ depending on the oven. Of the 5 times I made this cake, the bake time differed by 15 minutes. Once it was 40 minutes, 3 times it was 50 minutes and once it was 55 minutes.

The safest way to get the baking time right is to follow these directions:
a) The cake is ready when the top is golden brown and the cake doesn’t “jiggle” when you gently shake the pan. If it jiggles, there is still raw batter inside.
b) I found that 4 of the 5 times I made it, the top became golden brown before the cake was set.
c) So to get the bake time right, check it first at 30 minutes. If the top is golden brown, cover loosely with foil and return to the oven until the cake is set. Check every 10 minutes – any longer, and you’ll risk the cake overcooking.

3. To get the cake out of the tin, just turn it out like a normal cake. The custard is set, it is not like super soft jelly. What I do is place a cutting board on top of the tin, flip it upside down (it slips right out) then place a cooling rack on top then flip it again (so you end up with the right side up on the cooling rack).

OK that is probably all the desserts Ginny can sit for and to be fair I didn’t post a warning so time to move on to something savory.

Chicken Seasoning Blend

This dry mix of herbs and spices adds a unique zing to any chicken dish, it has just the right amount of heat and flavor to make all your guests beg for more. Don’t be scared by the long list, most of it is spices you will probably have in your cupboard. Note, it also gives chili a great flavor without adding too much heat.

Ingredients

1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon crushed dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

Directions

  1. Mix the salt, basil, rosemary, garlic powder, mustard, paprika, black pepper, thyme, celery seed, parsley, cumin, cayenne pepper, and chicken bouillon together until blended.

Notes:

I also add a 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder to mine and prefer using the Knorr Tomato & Chicken bullion granules as it makes for a darker richer gravy from the pan drippings

Works well on pork or as seasoning in burgers/ meatloaf too

I use boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs when I can so a light brushing with Olive Oil helps the seasoning stick.

Brush and season both sides place in a 9 x 13” pan. Add a 1/2 cup of your choice of water, beer, white wine and bake at 325 to 350 until done.

Leave out the chicken bullion granules and you’ve got a decent seasoning for grilled veg too.

Brush both sides with Olive Olive season lightly and grill until desired doneness is reached.

 

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South Texas man has one of the best obituaries ever

Imagine Ron Swanson if he was the “best concrete contractor in all of Texas”

A man named Howard Wayne Neal from the tiny town of Lolita near Victoria has one of the best obituaries of the year.

Neal, 74, died on Sept. 11 and the obituary placed in the Victoria Advocate last week evokes equal parts Ron Swanson and Charles Bukowski.

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LOLITA – Wayne Neal has exited his rickety old body, having lived twice as long as he expected and way longer then he deserved. He passed on September 11, 2016, at 74 years old. He often wished in his later years that he had not treated his body like a Tavern.

Wayne never met a man he didn’t want to Indian leg wrestle, or play mercy with. Mainly because he was an ornery ole bastard

He was a modest man who very seldom bragged about all of his treasures on Facebook. By the Way, who the hell taught him about Facebook?

He was considered the best concrete contractor in all of Texas, and if you ever doubted him, you could ask anyone that endured the hours of one more and we will call it a night at Wayne’s Hurricane Bar.

Proceeded in death by his wife Carolyn (mainly because she had enough of his shenanigans), son Christopher Wayne Neal, mother Irene, father Harold, brother Jim, and sister Candy.

He is survived by his favorite son Buddy and another kid, some grandchildren, a few more great grandchildren, a trilogy of brothers, and one sister.

He had a passion for old cars, scotch, his construction company, scotch, travel, and oh yeah scotch. Did we mention scotch?

He will be missed by many and remembered by all who knew him.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in the Oaklawn Funeral Home Chapel in Edna. Burial to follow in the Lolita Cemetery in Lolita. Jim Munro will be officiating.

Texas woman’s obit lists cause of death as ‘2016 presidential campaign’

In Memory of  Elene Meyer Davis

October 7, 1924 – June 7, 2016

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Elene Meyer Davis was born in Yoakum, Texas on the 7th of October 1924, and died on the 7th of June 2016, of complications due to congestive heart failure and the 2016 Presidential campaign.
Elene was Salutatorian of her class at Yoakum High School, schooled in life and politics at the knee of her father, Marcell A. Meyer, who was a Jeffersonian Democrat, a highly independent thinker, a lumberman who rode fifty miles a day on horseback, with a shotgun in his saddle in the logging camps of south Louisiana, and who later founded and operated the Woodring-Meyer Lumber Company and Tex-Tan Leather company in Yoakum. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin at the age of 19 and was pleased that her children and some of her grandchildren followed in her footsteps there.

Elene’s mother, Myrtle Levy Meyer, was the descendant of early settlers of the State of Louisiana. Her great-grandfather, Lazarus Levy, was a member of the Prussian Brigade from Louisiana and was wounded during the Civil War at The Battle of Shiloh in 1862, at the time, the bloodiest battle in American history. The favorite niece of Henri Bendel, Myrtle taught Elene about art and design, more than a smattering of French and German, a love of travel, and the value of gardening, sewing and cooking well, all of which Elene undertook with enthusiasm and great success. One day Elene decided to start growing roses. By the next day, after she had bought more than 100 bushes and enlisted her husband Leon to help plant them, he quipped in all his years as an entrepreneur he had never before seen a hobby turn into an industry so quickly. In no time, Elene became a well-known Rosarian.

Until her death, Elene honored an obligation to preserve her family’s Southern legacy, personally undertaking the restoration of the Jewish Cemetery in Lafayette, Louisiana and maintaining her membership in the Jefferson Davis Chapter of the Daughters of the Confederacy. A student of history, she felt strongly that political correctness was an excuse to erase facts and history and she deplored the misinformed, the ill-informed and the mal-informed and thus made no apologies for the Truth, which she demanded from her children and others at all times.

Seems even dying is done bigger in Texas! I guess I’d better start giving serious thought to my obit. Lord only knows what will get said if Impish writes it!

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Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois is known for having the World’s Largest Corn Maze. This year’s corn maze theme celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. If twisting and turning through 10 miles of maze isn’t enough, how about climbing the observation tower, bouncing around on giant jumping pillows, cheering on a pig race, or soaring through the air on a zip line?

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Blumenthal, DeLauro in New Haven: 9/11 families should have right to sue foreign governments

NEW HAVEN >> As people across Connecticut and around the country remembered those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, two of the state’s federal lawmakers called on the president to sign legislation that could allow victims’ families to sue foreign governments that might have had a role in the attacks.

Speaking near the federal courthouse in New Haven, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro said President Barack Obama should sign the legislation to bring some closure to the families of nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks.

“They broke our hearts but they did not break our ideals of justice and fairness,” said Blumenthal, D-Conn. “That is what these families are seeking.”

Blumenthal and DeLauro, D-3, were joined by Brett and Gail Eagleson, the son and wife of Bruce Eagleson of Middlefield, who died in the attacks.

Bruce Eagleson, 53, who was killed while helping his employees evacuate from the south tower of the World Trade Center, was one of 161 people with Connecticut ties to die in the attacks.

“He saved lives, (he was) an incredible human being,” DeLauro said. “(He was) a husband, a father, a great boss and a friend. In saving lives, he lost his own.”

Brett Eagleson said it is important to the family to have a court rule on whether foreign governments, such as that of Saudi Arabia, were culpable for the attack.

“It’s always been about accountability,” said Brett Eagleson, who lives in Middletown. “We want the truth, we want justice and we want accountability.”

The U.S. House approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act in a voice vote Friday; the U.S. Senate unanimously passed the legislation in May. But the Obama administration has signaled it might veto the measure on concerns the legislation could open the United States to lawsuits from other countries.

“To now hear that all our hard work is going to be threatened by a potential veto is a kick in the stomach to 2,996 (families of) victims of terrorism on American soil,” Brett Eagleson said. “There is no excuse for a veto.”

Both Blumenthal and DeLauro vowed to fight to override the president. Blumenthal said he was “very confident” Congress could muster the votes to overcome a veto and he said he would lead the Senate effort.

“I hope he will be on the right side of this issue and the right side of history and make sure these families receive justice,” he said.

Gail Eagleson, who still lives in Middlefield, said she wants the same opportunity that any family member of a murder victim would get. “Anyone who has had a loved one murdered would want to find out who did it and hold them accountable,” she said.

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers involved in the attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania were Saudi nationals. In July, Congress released 28 pages from a report on the attacks, which renewed interest in potential Saudi government involvement in the hijackings.

Both Blumenthal and DeLauro dismissed the possibility the United States could be sued by people in other countries. “That is a myth,” Blumenthal said. “It would not increase the liability of the United States. The United States does not sponsor acts of terrorism in other countries and the courts of law in other countries could not hold the United States responsible for acts that it does not do.”

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have voiced strong objections to the lawsuit legislation. Blumenthal and DeLauro both said potential strain on diplomatic relations with the two countries should not be an impediment to the bill.

“We need to fight for these families like the Eaglesons who have lost so much and who have not been able to pursue justice,” DeLauro said. “That pursuit cannot be blocked by defense of diplomatic niceties.”

Blumenthal said he thinks the U.S. shouldn’t “kowtow” to the Saudis and that the United States should start to question whether Saudi Arabia should be an American ally.

“That attack was against our country,” Blumenthal said. “I don’t think we ought to spare any steps, especially when justice for our citizens is at stake.”

We don’t have to worry about lawsuit from other counties the Apologizer in Chief hands out I’m sorry for America’s behavior cash like it was Monopoly money.

The Saudis should be afraid after decades of their hypocritical appease both sides by looking the other way so much their heads resemble revolving doors behavior. Especially when it comes to ‘the Royal Family’ which is large enough to be a small 3rd world nation on its own (seriously who the hell ever heard of someone who was 183rd in line to the throne being considered and deferentially treated as royalty?).

They’re not worried about the money they might lose they are worried about being held accountable for their actions and the court of public opinion as they secretly ignore the goings on of the terrorist and those (including some the the extended to infinity practically) royal family’s funding of terrorism.

The behavior and attitude of the Saudis is best summed up by this clip from the West Wing. God bless C.J. Craig for telling it like it is.

West Wing 3:19 – Saudi Arabia

 

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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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11 Responses to Leprechaun Laughs # 357 for Wednesday Sept 21st 2016

  1. Ginny says:

    Oh my, your Ninja cat is beautiful….well if she is a coffee addict…she is living with the right person.
    That Underwood Manual Typewrite is exactly what I learned to type on. Am I old….yes I am when I
    worked on a PC the first time….I asked what the hell is that? Your recipes looked yummy,,,,so are you getting ready for your birthday on Saturday? Have a great day, and be thankful you are another day above ground and on the right side of the grass.

    • lethalleprechaun says:

      Icksnay on da Bithskay already! I stopped celebrating it a LONG time ago.

      Now its just another day. No cake and if we celebrate at all it will be with take out.

      Biggest thing that might happen? I might have one of those big cans of Fosters.

      • Ginny says:

        Nope, as long as you have me as a friend….your birthday is important to me. So run naked, have a cake, don’t have a cake…take out is always good. Did I just tell you to run naked…only because
        it was the way you came into the world….let the rest of the world see what you Mama and Papa
        created. Have a good one…..PLEASE!

      • lethalleprechaun says:

        We Irish don’t run, we swagger with pride at what HIMSELF blessed us with (especially since I was blessed twice in several departments)
        No worrys about my having a ‘good one’, the Almighty saw to it already.

        Besides its too blood HOT here to run anywhere for anything. Just opening the door to peer outside raises a sweat.

        Thursday is supposed the herald the start of Fall and we’ll still be in the 90s. Friday is when our ‘cooler air’ arrives and that is going to be high 80’s
        (which with heat index and humidity will feel like 90s still)

      • Ginny says:

        Forgot your temperatures from hell. We are still fairly warm and humid…and I hear you about
        just opening the door. Maybe for your birthday it will drop to 70ish and you could at least
        do a short walk….lol

      • lethalleprechaun says:

        First time we’ll see 70s is next Tuesday. That’s only because it will have been cloudy and raining for 3 days.
        After that its right back to mid to upper 80s. If we’re lucky we might see the sort of weather you’re talking about
        for Halloween if we’re lucky.

        Remember I’ve spent Thanksgivings and Christmas in the Rio Grande Valley in shorts t-shirt and sandals trying to stay cool.

      • impishdragon says:

        You really said that? You really went there? What am I talking about?

        “We Irish don’t run, we swagger with pride at what HIMSELF blessed us with (especially since I was blessed twice in several departments)
        No worrys about my having a ‘good one’, the Almighty saw to it already.”

        I’m going to have so much fun with the two things you were blessed twice with….lol. Maybe I’ll even open it as a contest to see which one of the readers comes up with the best 2 things and why.
        Oh boy!

      • Ginny says:

        To think this was all brought on by wishing him a happy birthday…lol So did you get to explode anything in Wisconsin? I’m sure your girls are missing you!

      • impishdragon says:

        No dammit! Haven’t gotten to explode anything yet! This just ain’t right! I sure hope this wasn’t a wasted trip.
        And yeah, the girls are missing me and I’m missing them.

      • lethalleprechaun says:

        First of all Impish, don’t hate the player, hate the game if you’re feeling “short” changed in any particular ahem…(manly) attribute department.
        I mean seriously is it our fault HIMSELF loves the Irish so, wants us happy and us to go forth and multiply?

        Secondly boy-o as to your threat- Go for it! I double dare you!
        Just remember the “blessing” of double billing for service rendered…doubling your work load…double indemnity.
        MY double dating Diaman and Ginny for a week in Leprechonia while you slave away in your office under a double workload.

        Think about having to deal with double digit buses driven by deranged dragon drive over drivers…which thanks to me hasn’t happened in almost a year.
        Double the number on Ninja Kitty Brutus scratches you’ll be tending to.
        The lack of your daily double portions of bacon on or along side everything you eat.

      • Ginny says:

        Poor Impish hasn’t got to play with explosions…so I’m sure he will get all that aggression out
        with his next blog. I’ll just will have to DOUBLE my sends for the blog to help the poor guy out.
        As far as double dating me and Diaman…gives us a run date of Leprechonia….we’re from Jersey
        but we aren’t easy…….

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