Leprechaun Laughs # 400 for Wednesday July 12th


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About 2 months ago I was forced while applying for some work to obtain a Microsoft Outlook email address. I abhor Microsoft and their accounts because they are invasive, pervasive and are used unapologetically in a Big Brother fashion to track you and your travails online.

Had I realized the extent of the invasiveness in Windows 10 I would have refused to get the account and walked away from the potential consulting work right away. I didn’t and only learned the next time I turned on the computer that now I was expected to sign into my Outlook account every time I wanted to use the computer and before I could even get into my computer or access my personal computer account password page.

There is no way to opt out of this or exempt yourself from it as our Microsoft Overlords refuse to permit it. NOW today I got a message when I started up about my account settings being “out of date” and needing to correct them. I was further told that in 7 days this would be required and I’d have no choice about it. Since resistance of Overload Gates is futile I went to comply only to discover that my cell number to which some confirmation of my identity was to be sent is wrong, it’s off a digit in the area code. I selected to confirm the identity online. This took me to a recover my account page where I was asked all sorts of questions before being told that my answers would be reviewed sometime in the next 24 to 48 hours and then I would be informed if they thought I was me and I could have my account back.

The problem here is I am unsure if the password will still work at that damned sign in prompt that blocks access to my computer every time I turn it on or not. There is a possibility that I will be unable to do so because the old pass will have been locked out. This means no access to my computer in that event most likely. No access means no more Leprechaun Laughs until such time as I can figure out a way to prevent that screen from appearing (about 40 man hours so far of research have come up with nothing to date) or until I get a new machine, which is likely to be August or September at the earliest.

Oh, yeah, that consulting work they insisted I have the Outlook address foe them to even talk to me about and apply for? I never got it.

Blackbird

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They’re just as bad but fewer and you can’t throw rotten produce at your Dad over them

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How many do you remember?

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1992: Super Soakers, the most powerful squirt guns ever

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1993: Crystal Pepsi

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1994: Pogs

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1995: Funnoodles (still going strong today)

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1996: The Macarena, both the song and the dance

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1997: Tamagotchis, and other “digital pets”

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1999: Furbies

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2000: Watching Survivor

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2003: Flash mobs

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2005: Rubber bracelets that raised money or awareness for a cause, like Lance Armstrong’s “LIVESTRONG”

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2009: Fancy cupcakes

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2012: YOLO, both saying it and living it

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2014: Taking the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise money for ALS research

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2015: Top-knots, man buns, and other male hair concepts

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2016: Pokemon Go

 

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Oscar Meyer Expands Wiener Vehicle Fleet With Wienermini, Wienerrover, Wienercycle And Wienerdrone

To celebrate a change to producing all their hotdogs with a new, artificial preservative-free recipe (oh God what have I been eating?), Oscar Meyer is adding four new vehicles to it’s Wienermobile fleet to help get the word out and deliver dogs.

Oscar Mayer introduces two new vehicles to Wiener Fleet

Oscar Mayer’s Wienermobile has been putting smiles on people’s faces since 1936. Now, the hot dog company has added a WienerCycle and a WienerDrone to its fleet of wiener vehicles.

Both new vehicles sport some interesting features. According to Food & Wine, the WienerCycle has an 8.5 horsepower engine, and keeps eight warm hot dogs in its sidecar. The WienerDrone can fly at speeds up to 50 miles per hour, go up to 1,500 feet in the air and drop a hot dog down with precision. 

The WienerCycle and WienerDrone join the Wienermobile, WienerMini and WienerRover as parts of the Wiener Fleet. 

Keep going for a video of the new Wiener vehicles in action and a tour inside the Weinermobile.

Oscar Mayer Introduces the Wienerfleet

 

Inside the Wienermobile

 

 

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Summer Time Driving Gloves- Texas Style

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Sniper sets world record after eliminating ISIS fighter from insane distance

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ISIS can run, but they can’t hide — even if the good guys are over 2 miles away.

One ISIS member was going about a mission in Iraq with a couple other insurgents, blissfully unaware of his impending doom and fantasizing about women’s ankles and goat assholes, when out of nowhere — splat — .50 cal bullet through the dome. Mission: over.

The shot was fired from 2.2 miles away by a Canadian sniper. The special forces sniper from Canada’s Join Task Force 2 broke the world record for longest confirmed kill, shattering a British sniper’s previous record by about 3,280 feet.

There aren’t too many details available — revealing things such as the location would compromise strategy — but the kill completely fucked up what would have likely been a deadly operation conducted by the terrorist organization.

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Comedic Political Commentary

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RorW 2

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Supreme Court: Rejecting trademarks that ‘disparage’ others violates the First Amendment

The federal government has violated the First Amendment by refusing to register trademarks that officials consider disparaging, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in a decision that provides a boost to the Washington Redskins’ efforts to hang on to the team’s controversial name.

The ruling came in a case that involved an Asian American rock group called the Slants, which tried to register the band’s name in 2011. The band was turned down by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office because of a law against registering trademarks that are likely to disparage people or groups.

In a ruling against the government, the court said the “disparagement clause” of the federal trademark law was not constitutional, even though it was written evenhandedly, prohibiting trademarks that insult any group.

“This provision violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment,” Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. wrote in a section of the opinion supported by all participating justices. “It offends a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend.”

The ruling — and a second one Monday that struck down a North Carolina law restricting registered sex offenders from social-media sites — bolsters the reputation of the Supreme Court as protector of First Amendment rights.

“At a time when some have claimed that speech may and should be regulated or censored if it is offensive, hurtful, or dangerous, the justices’ firm insistence that governments may not silence messages they dislike is noteworthy and important,” Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett said in a statement.

Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was more succinct in a statement: “I am THRILLED. Hail to the Redskins.” The team was not involved in the case at hand, although the court several times mentioned an amicus brief filed by the Redskins.

The case centered on the 1946 Lanham Act, which in part prohibits registration of a trademark that “may disparage . . . persons, living or dead, institutions, beliefs, or national symbols, or bring them into contempt, or disrepute.”

But the founder of the Slants, Simon Tam, said the point of the band’s name is just the opposite — an attempt to reclaim a slur and use it as “a badge of pride.”

In a Facebook post after the decision, Tam wrote: “After an excruciating legal battle that has spanned nearly eight years, we’re beyond humbled and thrilled to have won this case at the Supreme Court. This journey has always been much bigger than our band: it’s been about the rights of all marginalized communities to determine what’s best for ourselves.”

Tam lost in the first legal rounds. But then a majority of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said the law violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech. The government may not “penalize private speech merely because it disapproves of the message it conveys,” a majority of that court found.

Read original article here

Thats ALl Folks

Well folks that’s it for this week, and possibly a hell of a lot longer than that too. I’ll try and post something to let you know either way or have Impish put out the word if/when he has a moment to spare.

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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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3 Responses to Leprechaun Laughs # 400 for Wednesday July 12th

  1. Ginny says:

    Short but interesting….good job!

    • lethalleprechaun says:

      Sorry! I’ve been busy trying to keep our Big Brother Cyber Overload Gates from denying me access to my computer.

      • Ginny says:

        You and Impish should never use the word SORRY…..you both give to all of us on your own personal time to make our lives better with laughter. Good luck with GATES….my money
        is on you!

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