Saturday, March 18, 2006


Well Sir....I was a havin a busy day at the Cook Shack t'day...makin all them tradishunal Irish meals and such...includin the great Irish Potato Soup recipee I got posted in a post about a day or so ago...and kinda thought I'd take a break fer a spell. Well Sir...I stepped outta the Cook Shack...beautiful day it was...and lit myself up a cigareete.

Now...I don't recommends smokin to no sir...terrible habit (addiction) it is...but I was raised in the late 40's and early 50's when it was "sheek" and "cool" and there were more cigareete ads on radio and TV than y'all could shake a rat's ass like that...anyway...where was I?

Oh ya...takin a about two minutes after I lite the cigareet...I hear this absolutely God awful comoshun aways down from the Cook Shack a comin up the hill toward me. I was inhalin away and really enjoyin the tobacca smoke fillin m' come this here bunch a folks comin straight fer me...pissed off they was. Being a cook and all..I kinda noticed one guy was a munchin on somethin that looked like Tofu...and another had a shirt on that said "Vegetarian...Eat Me!" (I think that was a referrin to his brain being a vegetable or somethin.) When they all got t'me...they told me to put my cigareet out. "What.....why?...says I". Because...says this here feller that was so thin he looked like he couldn't even wipe his own ass... "There is a Law that says you can't smoke outdoors near a Public place". "No Shit!".. says I...totally amazed. When they pass that law? "A few days ago...and you better put that cigareet out or we're callin the athority's". So I says t'them..."Well sir...I didn't hear bout that Law y'all takin about but this ain't a Public place...its my own property". "Don't make no difference" he tells me..."we can smell the smoke and we're in the Public park about a quarter mile away"(ya see...the Cook Shack is upwind frum the Public Park). Then he says..."Yes was passed out in California a few days ago"...somewhere called Calabasses or Couple a Ass's...somethin like that...and then he says if'n I don't put the cigareet out right then and there, they gonna call the athority's on me. Well I I was lighten up anuther smoke...."this here ain't California...its upstate New York, and since I own the property y'all be a standin on...I'm tellin y'all to get off my property before I have all your ass's fer breakfast...literally! (I was holdin my meat clever when I was say'n this..hehe) . Now I beleeve that feller Darth Misha over at The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler calls these type a folks.."Nico-Nazi's".

Well Sir...after they left I kinds put my nose inta the wind and damned if I didn't get a slight whiff of that law comin this way...."Land of the Free"....HA!....but....I guess thats just my way a thinkin....Cookie

Friday, March 17, 2006

Some real scarey stuff......

Well Sir....first let me point out somethin we all know....but don't generally do nothin about. All of us hard wurkin Americans is real busy just try'n t'make ends meet...payin the bills... buyin gas and home heatin fuels.....feedin the kids....and such other mundane things like that. When we read bout sometin, or hears it on the news...unless'n it directly affects us...we just generaly a go bout our business as usual...right...I mean I admits it...I'm guilty of it also. Well Sir.....I was just visitin both Stop The ACLU Coalition, and Stop The ACLU ( story posted on 03/09/06)....and they was a tawkin bout this here feller who is the Chairman of CAIR, (Council on American Islamic Relations), I believe his name is Parvez Ahmed, and how he was just elected to the Board of the ACLU in Florida. Well...Y'all might just be askin yurselves...what's that got t'do with you and me? Well sir...I'll tell ya. It seems, frum what I been a read'n on all these differant blogs, this here CAIR organization (and some of its people) has been affiliated with, and or associated with, many indicted and convicted terrorists over the years (and of course the ACLU been a defend'n em)... and also... somethin to do with support and aid being given to those who endorse and perpetrate terrorism. Now I ask ya....this here guy is now on the Florida board of the ACLU....give me a break! They chose him....and elected him onto their board...and they MUSTA been a knowin about all this here terrorist's a matter of public record! What...I mean WHAT THE HELL does that tell y'all bout the ACLU and what they's agenda is in this here great country?? Now if'n ya ain't figured it out yet how this DIRECTLY affects y'all.....think about it.....just give it a little thought and it will come to y'all....Cookie

When a ship has a problem..The Captain is ultimately responsible.....Irish Potata Soup...

Well Sir...unless things have changed, when I was in the Navy ( First Mate on Noah's Arc) the Captain was always, and unequivocally responsible for any problems occurin on a ship or command, whether it be with his crew or mechanical problems. it seems that information has been leaked (see The Dread Pundit Bluto or The Jawa Report) that TSA screeners at 21 airports failed all the secret tests that Federal Investigators put them to. At no point did they (or their Explosive Detecting machines) detect bomb making materials and components that the investigators placed in test luggage. Here's a little blurb about how they (the TSA) answered an NBC query......"The Transportation Security Administration responded with a statement to NBC:
"The Transportation Security Administration would not comment on the tests, but issued a statement to NBC News, saying "detecting explosive materials and IEDs at the checkpoint is TSA's top priority." The agency also said screeners are now receiving added training to help identify these materials." Well Sir...this last statement about the" screeners gettin added training" certainly implies that all the problem(s) are with the screeners......not s'fast amigo. If'n y'all can...try t'remember the news images on the 6:30 National News of Tom Ridge (First TSA Director) lounging in a deck chair in Hawaii with a cocktail in his a Homeland Security Conference...while the meeting was a goin well as all them TSA higher ups a swimmin in the ocean.....while the meeting was a goin on....y'all recall those images? And maybe y'all can remember that when reporters tried to ask them why they was a swimmin and wasn't in the conference...while the meeting was a goin on...they arrogantly walked away a laughin and a pooh- pooh'n the reporters. Havin many very reliable professional frends that wurk fer the TSA...I know thems t'be a supervisory top heavy outfit with a bunch a hard wurkin, dedicated and over-wurked screeners tryin t'protect their country and the fly'n public. Like Mr. Bluto says....the upper levels of the TSA are permeated with Chronyism n Nepatism and not with capable adept management people....but... they's all a smart enuff t'have "scapegoats" a stationed along the management trail that they can be a pointin their fingers at in times a trubble....i.e....Michael Brown (FEMA) fer example. No Sir.... all the problems ain't with the screeners...No Sir....much of it has t'do with the dysfunctional management thats responsible fer oversee'n and a trainin the screeners...and ultimately... Mr. Chertoff....but I'm shur that if the heat gets hot enuff...he's got a scapegoat under him somewhere he can be a pointin his finger at....but....I guess thats just my way a thinkin. Vince Aut Morire has s'more on all this also......Now...fer some real great Irish Potata Soup that me "Irish Lass" of a wife makes this time of the year.....Irish Potato Soup

3-4 large Baking Potato’s..peeled & cut into thin slices
½ Cup salted Butter
3-4 Leeks…sliced
1 Onion…thinly sliced
3 cans of a good chicken broth
1 pinch of Salt
½ teaspoon Pepper

Toppin’s: either cooked & crumbled bacon, chopped fresh chives or shredded cheese (the kind you like)…or all of these.

In the melted Butter, Saute’ the sliced Onions and the Leek in a large saucepan over LOW heat…cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or so. Stir in the sliced Potatos, and cover and cook for another 15 minutes. Now…add the broth, salt & pepper and bring to a boil…then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes (or until potato’s are tender). If you want...add a teaspoon of Garlic Powder into the soup at this point. Remove from heat and let cool.

Pour into a blender and blend until nice and smooth. Return to saucepan and re-heat and serve…with any or all of the toppings.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

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Man sues guessed it...frum California...

Well if that don't beat all! It seems this c'here California nitwit was a drivin a dump truck fer the City of Lodi, California....backed inta his own personal vehicle...did damages...and is now suing hisself fer damages.....Freakin California idiots. Now I knew some folks was...litigious...I thinks thats the wurd...but if this don't take it all......Y'all can check it out over at AOL news.....Cookie

College bigotry...nuthin some recollections though....LATKA'S

Well Sir...I was readin a good post by Darth Misha over at The Anti-Idiotarion Rottweiler this AM...and he was a tawkin bout certain bigotry by the "Intellectual Elite" in our nation's bastions of higher education...usually biased ridicule toward conservative minded student folk. Well Sir...I means t'tell ya that it brought back a memory of my own college days. I was a young cop attending night school fer my Criminal Justice degree...had this one professor....didn't like cops (authority figure problems) at sir....or anyone associated with Law Enforcement ( he was an English professor)...and by the way...I'm shur y'all can see by my spellin that I failed the course. get on with the story, seems no matter what I said or wrote...he disagreed with in some way or anuther...then one day he went on a tantrum type tirade bout us local Police Officers and their "Jack-Boot" tactics. That did it...I had to defend my honor and the honor of my feller officers....the entire class time turned into a "strongly wurded debate" tween the two of us. Well I already told y' the end a the year I failed the even with him though...yupper.....gave him a $100.00 dollar traffic ticket a few weeks later. Ahhh...what goes around comes the layman says. Like a wise man once said..."Revenge is a dish best eat'n cold".....and I'm shur it wasn't m'spellin got me ya think?.....but...I guess thats just my way a thinkin....Oh...and BTW...keep sendin those recipees to me along with a short bio bout ..........LATKA'S (German Potato Pancakes)


4 Potatoes
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 ½ teaspoons Lemon Juice
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ Cup Matzo meal ( or as needed)
Peanut Oil

Grate the potatoes and blend together with the finely chopped onion. Add the Lemon Juice and toss the mixture. This will prevent the mixture from turning brown.

Place the mixture in a strainer and squeeze out the excess liquid.

Add all the remaining ingredients, EXCEPT THE OIL. Mix well.

Heat ½ to 1 inch of oil in a deep frying pan or 10 quart Outside deep fryer. Using a large spoon or serving spoon, drop level spoonfuls of the batter into the hot oil (CAREFULLY). When the pancake(s) turn a light golden brown (underneath), turn the pancake and continue frying until the entire pancake is a full golden brown.

Makes approximately 10 pancakes.

Goes great with just about any meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

I agree with the ACLU...let em get just a little closer...Deer Loaf.

Well Sir...let me recall...a major airport on the East coast....the year...1967 or so (Vietnam era) in a pressed, "squared away" white US Navy summer uniform...hat strategically cocked to the right....lookin sharp. Returnin from a tour with the Seabee's in Gitmo I was....walkin to the baggage claim to get my seabag....ahead a me was four "hippies", three young girls and a young man. As I walked past em all..the young man spat on me and my Navy uniform...callin me a "baby killer". First reactions...shock....disbelief.....incredulation (if'n there be such a wurd)...ANGER! Next recollection...blood...lots of it (not mine)...hat on floor...teeth on on floor...hippie on on hippie on floor....more blood and teeth on floor (still not mine).....local cops pulling me and my now very bloody white uniform off hippie. After pat'n me on the back and puttin m'hat back on my head...the cops sent me on my way with a friendly wink and a nod...said they'd take care of the Hippie.....Yupper...Those were the good ol days....Good Memories. Now it seems that some real sick M...F...'s claim'n t'belong to a Baptist Church have been a standin near the funeral of a United States Marine killed in Iraq with sign's say'n "God Hates You" and "You're going to Hell". Y'all can read the entire sickenin story over at Stop the ACLU , The Jawa Report, The Dread Pundit Bluto and The Anti-Idiotarion Rottweiler. So...some good folks in several communites tried to pass some bills and laws sayin that people couldn't protest with 500 feet of a funeral n such.....BUT...guess what...the ACLU says that's a violation of "Free Speech" and the protestors must be allowed to get closer. Well Sir...fer once I agree with them ACLU fellers and gals....that's right...I AGREE! Let em get closer......real close.....close enuff fer me t'see the white's a their sick little disrespectful insensitive eyes... if'n ya knows where I be a comin frum.....But...I guess that's just my way a thinkin.....JOHN KOHLER from the Buffalo, NY area has submitted yet another recipe which is a little different and really sounds pretty good. John has submitted other recipes before and I have personally tried them. He knows what he’s doing around a kitchen. Keep a sendin those recipee's to


1 lb of ground venison, plus 1/2 lb ground pork sausage
1 chopped onion 1 chopped carrot
2 chopped celery stalks salt & pepper to taste
1 egg, slightly beaten ¾ cup of bread crumbs
1 crushed Garlic clove 2 Tbsp chopped parsley
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce ½ a chopped Green pepper

Have ½ cup of water and 1½ cups of canned tomatoes handy.

Mix all the ingredients together EXCEPT the water and tomatoes. Shape the mixture into a loaf and place it into a roaster pan. Pour the water and tomatoes over the loaf, COVER, and cook for 3 hours in a 375 degree oven. Serve hot with mashed potatoes.