Good Morning Campers,
While I’m thinking about it, let me get the timetable for this weekend straight. Today is Thursday for me so your getting this on Friday. I’m working Saturday teaching class all day and there is the big protest in my little town so you won’t get an issue on Sunday. I’m working Sunday teaching class all day so you won’t get an issue on Monday. So, after your issue on Saturday, you won’t get an issue again until Tuesday where I’ll catch you up on everything that happens over the weekend. So, to recap, you’ll get an issue on Friday, Saturday, and then Tuesday. Got it? Good. I just don’t want you guys to think I’ve fallen off the earth or got swallowed up by our protest on Saturday. Heck, I won’t even be there. I’ll be out on the base teaching class and celebrating the retirement of my group commander. Although I’d LOVE to be there, just to see what’s going on. But I know I’d just be in the way. You know, it’s tough to ignore a big blue dragon, hanging out on a street corner … you tend to be the center of attention. Even in my smaller, human sized form, I still tend to stand out. And if I go in my strictly human form, as an old white guy, I’d still stand out at a black lives matter protest, so yeah, I’ll stay away.
And speaking of such things, I was happy to hear that they charged the other three cops and upgraded the original cop to murder two. I don’t know if it will stick or what the final outcome will be, but it needed to happen.
But, I will tell you something that did piss me off. Drew Brees stood up and said that he will NEVER kneel during the playing of the National Anthem. And he got attacked by other sports figures across the nation. Drew Brees said, “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.” and I agree with him. And I guess that many other sports figures said he was wrong and point to this whole thing with George Floyd as proof that what was going on with the kneeling was right. And like I tried to explain to Izzy Dragon the other night, everyone has the right to protest. And if those players wanted to take time out and go out on the field and kneel at any other time of the game then I would back them 100%. But not EVER during the playing of the National Anthem. Too many men and women died for those colors and for that song so that we could live free in these United States today. So that you could have the freedom to protest whatever you want, today. Too many of my friends have died for that flag. You don’t EVER do anything but stand and show respect during the playing of that song. You can protest ANY other time. OUR country as a nation always comes first. And I am really not being as eloquent as I normally am, but it pissed me off when I saw how many other notable sports figures jumped Drew Brees’ ass over this. And I just wanted to say that, Drew – Impish Dragon has your back! NEVER, EVER during the playing of the National Anthem!
And now, let’s laugh.
Yup, looks like a mind is slowly going over the edge … kinda corny really.
Got this email from Steve in Prescott, AZ. Thanks for sharing Steve!!!
The Protest in Prescott was very peaceful the past two nights. It may have something to do with the open carry law here in Yavapai County. Here is the commentary.
And the protesters were outnumbered 3-1 by concerned citizens
Thank You to Citizens support our police and downtown businesses. Last night a group of citizens decided enough is enough and wanted to support our police and downtown businesses in case rioting broke out during the Courthouse Square protest for the memory of George Floyd. While none of us condone the use of excessive force in making arrests or the behavior of rogue officers, we also cannot allow Anarchy and rioting to come to Prescott. This group of citizens staged to protect Whiskey Row when we had heard that Antifa was on their way from Verde to Prescott to cause problems. Downtown business owners were encouraged to close early.
That works for me! Happy cheerful looking bunch, too. Looks like the kind of folks who are gonna battle the world’s bullshit with laughter (or gunfire, either/or). No seriously, I’ll bet these folks watched happily as those protestors marched up and down the Courthouse Square and it was one of the most peaceful demonstrations across the country.
That’s the kind of story that we’re looking for … well … we’re looking for all kinds of stories, but you know what I mean. Anybody else got anything from their ends of the world?
I guess I haven’t put it out for a few day, but you can always reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks again, Steve!
Buddha: Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
Me taking notes: Buddha says to make sure you give the poison to the OTHER guy
I can’t take credit for this next idea … it’s from Leah … and I’m not sure if she’s just sending it along or if it’s hers, but it’s a pretty good one.
Wanna stop the Riots?
Mobilize the septic tank trucks, put a pressure cannon on em… hose em down…. the end.
I’m pretty sure that would do it.
If this would work ….
Due to COVID-19, we’re gonna need people to riot from home and destroy your own shit.
If I ever go missing, please follow my kids. They can find me, no matter where I try to hide.
Bozo criminal for today comes from Ann Arbor, Michigan where 18 year old bozo Randy Hogan stole a car containing a cellular phone. When the police arrived to investigate, a female officer asked for the phone number. She dialed it, and sure enough the bozo answered. The officer pretended to be a lonely acquaintance of the phone’s owner and before the bozo knew what was going on, he was arranging to meet his mystery caller for a date. Not only did the bozo show up at the appointed location ready for the date, he showed up in the stolen car, carrying the stolen phone. His next date is with the judge.
Okay, there’s a special kind of stupid for you.
That is an awesome question and an a great way to hold companies accountable. It would be awesome if they knew NOW that we were going to hold them accountable THEN!
Okay, let’s do another one, real quick …
Bozo criminal for today comes from Chattanooga, Tennessee where bozo Clint Wolford was only a month away from being released from jail. Now, he’s looking at at least another four years in the slammer. Why? The bozo was supposed to be in a work release program, where he held down a job during the day and returned to jail at night. Only instead of working, he was leaving jail and heading to the golf course. He was caught when his judge ran into him on the course.
Haven’t we all been where we weren’t supposed to be or with someone we weren’t supposed to be with and worried about being caught? But this is just a little over the top!
Yup, that’d be the one.
Yeah, that’s gonna leave a mark.
Let’s do some mail…
We’ll start off with two of my favorite people in the whole world…all wrapped up into one. A Jersey girl who’s also a nurse!
We Jersey girls do not wait to be picked up. We wait for someone worthy of our time! Oh that is often a long wait…cant live with momma…must have a FULL time job…own a car that runs…..see we often wait usually the 2 or 3 out there are in the service or already married.
It’s a real problem. There ain’t many of us good ones out there. Sorry ladies.
Like you I once took an oath, and it pisses me off that a few asshats are taking advantage of peaceful protests to loot and cause chaos.. I’m not sure that military force is necessary but something needs to be done to rein in those miscreants.
I agree Donnie G. I’m not sure what the right answer is, but I know we haven’t found it yet or this would all be over. My wife and family will be home while I’m at work for this weekend’s protest … all I can say is that they don’t want to feel the wrath of the dragon should anything untoward happen to my family while I’m gone.
As far as I know, no one has announced an end to this protesting. I get the feeling it will go on through the week, and the weekend? I’m just hoping it isn’t slated to end with a huge Fireworks display!
I believe the reason the protests have remained calm in Salt Lake City, is because of the Extreme Show of Force (it was exhilarating!) the first day when they burned two cars. They have already identified and arrested, one of the punks that lit up the cop car.
They opened the State Parks, which is responsible for the South West corner of Utah ending up a Covid Hotspot. Our numbers began climbing then, and since Memorial Day, have continued going up. Meanwhile, they started moving most everyone to Orange, and now practically all of the State is Yellow, and the numbers kept climbing. Then the protests . . .
Everyone “out there” is telling me virtually no one is wearing Masks, practicing Social Distancing. I hear Walmart is no where as busy as they were before the let the Re-Opening begin. Obviously, people were using it as a Source of Entertainment, a way to get out of the house.
I think my husband and I, along with others, will be in Isolation, forever. July brings the 4th, and the 24th, which is our State Holiday, and more Hotspots, then IF they open the schools (which starts the end of August in Utah), Covid will attend, then Fall, and the regular Flu Season (starts in Utah as soon as the ski resorts open) . . . . see what I mean?
I had an appointment with my doctor, which was a phone call. He said he had the virus early in March . . . a patient gave it to him. He is staying isolated, since they still don’t know if having it gives you immunity.
My brother’s “Celebration of His Life” is Saturday, and none of his siblings will be there. My other brother was with him when he died, but his doctor told him not to go this Saturday. He lives in a County that has stayed clean.
My doctor brought up depression. I’m not Depressed, I am Angry! and I can’t even start a riot!
Leah, I’m going to go ahead and assume that the Fireworks comment was sarcastic. And yes, some of the protests across the country have been awesomely peaceful, as they should be. As Americans, that’s the way we should protest.
Always good to hear from you. Be safe and be careful on Saturday at your brother’s service. Our prayers and best wishes are with you and your family.
This next is an awesome comparison photograph … thanks to Stephanie for sending it in. THIS is what we should be celebrating right now!!!
The differences are truly amazing!!
That works for me…and that is it for me for today. That concludes another issue. I hope you had as much fun reading as I did writing. May your day be filled with joy and happiness. Until we meet again.
Cheers! ~~ Impish Dragon