Saturday, July 21, 2007

Michael Vick...and the NFL...

Well Sir...ya know...when I was a cop, part of the job was constantly gettin accused(and sued) of doin sumthin wrong, or bad....usually by some low life perp ya had recently arrested and his shyster lawyer, who was angling for some kinda deal with the DA's office, ya know..."you drop the charges against my client and we'll drop the charges against your Detective".

...and many times it usually resulted in you gettin suspended (most of the time WITHOUT pay) until the matter was cleared up, causing hardship to you and yur family. Now bear in mind...the professional standards an Officer was held to was very they should there was no "innocent till proven guilty" were guilty till proven innocent. Again...this is because we are talkin about possible Criminal and Civil liability on the part of someone sworn to uphold the Law....

But...frum what I've read regarding the huge body of evidence, statements and witnesses regardin Mr. Vick....the NFL should immediately SUSPEND Michael Vick till further notice. The NFL is big business and should aware of the image they are sending out. We aren't talkin about any legal or criminal law violations within the NFL, so...NO burden of proof is necessary regarding them.

I have seen such animal cruelty as a cop, and even "fostered" one of the dogs I saved from dog fighting, a gentle Lab/mix with a very lovable and gentle disposition who was being "meaned-up". We named her Sam and she was being terribly abused when she was just a puppy. Her owners (scum of the Earth that I took GREAT pleasure in arresting), had five other dogs that they had "meaned-up" and were using them for dog-fighting. The dogs are starved of water and food, left tied up on a 12 inch leash in 90 degree weather with no shade...and that's only the beginning.

Sam, who grew up to be 125 lbs of love, was with my wife and 4 children for 14 years before she passed. I hate to think what her fate would have been had I not received that call to investigate.....

It would make good sense, and for good PR if'n the NFL suspended him UNTIL the matter was way or the other......God knows there is more than enough released evidence to do so.....

In criminal matters there is a "Presumption of Innocence"....there is NO such presumption of innocence in Corporate or Business matters.....

Some facts y'all should know bout Mr. JulieAnne.....

Well Sir...kinda thought that y'all might just wanna know a little more bout Mr. JulieAnne......

Friday, July 20, 2007

Ya gotta love Japanese Hostage negotiation skills....

Well Sir...we begin with the Kidnapper tellin the Police he has 3 Demands or he's gonna kill the boy...

...the Negotiators assess the situation...

...the Lead Negotiator approaches the suspect...

...Time: 11:03AM...the negotiations begin....

...Time: 11:03AM...the negotiations conclude...

...and everybody goes home on time...well...almost everbody.....

No muss, no fuss.

In this country, we would talk him out of it, spend 5 million giving him a fair trial, and pay his food and lodging for life.

No wonder their cars are cheaper than ours.

Let's rag on Texas t'day.....

Well Sir....since I began bloggin, I've made a goodly number of friends frum down Texas way...and since they be friends, I figures I can bust on em a might...

Things You won’t Hear a Texan Say:

-We don’t keep firearms in this house.
-You can’t feed that to the dog.
-Honey, did you mail that donation to Greenpeace?
-I just couldn’t find a thing at Wal-Mart today.
-My fiancee, Paula Jo, is registered at Tiffany’s.
-Little Debbie snack cakes have too many fat grams.
-Elvis who?
-“I’ll take Shakespeare for 1000, Alex”
-Duct tape won’t fix that.

Yankee vs Southern Zoo

What’s the real difference between a
Yankee Zoo and a Southern Zoo?
On the cage, a Yankee Zoo will have the
name of the animal and then the scientific name in Latin.
A Southern Zoo will have the name of
the animal and the recipe…..!

Survivor, Texas-Style

Network TV is reported to be developing a Texas version of “Survivor,” the popular TV show.

Contestants must travel from Amarillo through Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and back to Amarillo, through San Marcos and Lubbock. Each will be driving a Volvo with a bumper sticker that reads: “I voted for Kerry, I’m gay, and I’m here to take your guns.”

The first contestant to complete the round trip is the winner.

...and most of this here good stuff was sent t'Cookie via Sue Gertson frum Eagle Lake, Texas....thanks agin Missy....

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Some BBQ'd Ribs t'die fer.....

BBQ’d Ribs with a Brandy Rhubard/Orange Sauce

I’ve had this here recipe’ fer many years and I believe I got it through a family member who ran a real mean BBQ restaurant….but it’s a real crowd pleaser….. a little time consumin but well worth t’is….

Gert...and all you other cooks/chefs out there....y'all are gonna like this one mates...


1 Quart finely chopped Rhubard
2 Oranges, cut into small pieces
3 Cups of sugar
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Put the Rhubarb & Oranges in a 3 Quart saucepan and heat over low heat until soft, about 10 minutes. Add the sugar and raise the heat to medium and cook about 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the Lemon Juice in the last 5 minutes and set aside to cool.

Basting Sauce
1 Cup of the above Marmalade
2-3 ounces of good Brandy (or Rum if’n that’s yur preference)
½ Cup Orange Juice
1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
1 Tablespoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Cayenne
1 teaspoon ground coriander

Melt the Marmalade in a sauce pan over medium heat with the Brandy, Orange Juice, Lemon Juice, Cayenne, Cumin and Coriander. Cook over low heat for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool and refrigerate.

Cookin the Ribs

Use 4-5 Lbs of good Ribs
4 Cups of the Brandy/Rhubarb/Orange Sauce
2 Tablespoons of cracked Black Peppercorns

In a large stockpot or sauce pan, add 2 cups of water with 1 cup of the Brandy/Rhubarb/Orange sauce over high heat. Bring to a boil and then add yur Ribs and Peppercorns. Lower heat and simmer fer about 1 hour.

Remove the Ribs, drain and pat dry, then, in a large bowl, combine the Ribs with 2 Cups of the Brandy/Rhubarb/Orange Sauce, covering the Ribs completely.

Put the Ribs on a good charcoal (in my book it MUST be charcoal) or gas BBQ grill and cook fer about 8-10 minutes a side. Serve the Ribs with the remaining Sauce that has been warmed up…..ENJOY!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ah yes....some nostalgia.... and a soma jokes....

Those Born 1930-1979

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's !!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when werode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank koolade made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING !

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms....... WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had try-outs and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:

"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks,

"Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

Subject: ITALIAN STYLE PIG STORY The Three Little Pigs - Italian Style

Once upon a time there were three little pigs. The straw pig, the stick pig and the brick pig.

One day this nasty old wolf came up to the straw pig's house and said, "I'm gonna huff and puff and blow your house down." And he did !

So the straw pig went running over to the stick pig's house and said, "Please let me in, the wolf just blew down my house."

So the stick Piglet let the straw pig in. Just then the wolf showed up and said, "I'm gonna huff and puff and blow your house down." And he did !!!

So the straw pig and the stick pig went running over to the brick pig's house and said, "Let us in, let us in, the big bad wolf just blew our houses down!"So the brick pig let them in just as the wolf showed up. The wolf said,"I'm gonna huff and puff and blow your house down."

The straw pig and the stick pig were so scared! But the brick pig picked up the phone and made a call. A few minutes passed and a big, black Caddy pulls up. Out stepped two massive pigs in pin striped suits and fedora hats.

These pigs come over to the wolf, grabed him by the neck and beat the living crap out of him, then one of them pulled out a gun, stuck it in his mouth and fired, killing the wolf, then they got back into their Caddy and drove off.

The straw pig and stick pig were amazed!!! "Who the hell were those guys?" they asked.

"Those were my cousins... the Guinea Pigs

It's OK...I'm part Italiano so I can tell this one....

A blonde, wanting to earn some extra money, decided to hire herselfout as a "handy woman" and started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighborhood.

She went to the front door of the first house, and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for her to do. "Well, I guess I could use somebody to paint my porch," he said, "How much will you charge me?"

The blonde quickly responded, "How about $50?" The man agreed and told her that the paint and everything she would need was in the garage.

The man's wife, hearing the conversation, said to her husband, "Does she realize that our porch goes all the way around the house?"

He responded, "That's a bit cynical, isn't it?" The wife replied, "You're right. I guess I'm
starting to believe all those 'dumb blonde' jokes we've been getting by e-mail lately."

A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money.

"You're finished already?" the husband asked.

"Yes," the blonde replied, " In fact I had paint leftover, so I gave it two coats. " Impressed, the man reached into his pocket for the $50 and handed it to her.

"And by the way," the blonde added, "it's not a Porch, it's a Lexus".

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Are You A Turtle?? Let us see if'n ya can pass the test...

Well Sir...if'n you were a WWII, Korean or Vietnam War Military pilot, or a college student in the 60's and 70's, and frequented frat/sorority parties, upscale cocktail lounges or "hip" drinkin establishments, or were/are a member of the Masons, Elks or American Legion... you very well may have been asked this question...a question to which there is a very specific answer to.

To become a member of The Ancient and Honorable Order of the Turtle, one must answer a number of riddle/questions ranging from 4 to as many as 25 questions. Now be the catch...all answers MUST be NON-VULGAR and innocuous....No Vulgarity whatsoever......Here are some examples...

What does a woman do sitting down, that a dog does on three legs, and a man does standing up?
What is long, hard, and tubular and filled with "sea-men?"
What does a cow have four of, that a woman only has two of?
What is rounded and hard and sticks so far out of a man's pajamas you can hang your hat on it?
What does a dog do that a man steps into?
What is a four letter word, ending with "k," that means intercourse?
What is six inches long, has a head on it and is the object of many women's fantasies?
I am a protrusion that comes in many sizes. When I'm not well, I drip. When you blow me, you feel good. What am I?

I'm spread before I'm eaten. Your tongue gets me off. People sometimes lick my nuts. What am I?

I assist an erection. Sometimes big balls hang from me. I'm called a big swinger. What am I?

Over 1,000 people went down on me. I wasn't a maiden for long. A big hard thing ripped me open. What am I?

You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up. I get wet before you do. What am I?

When I go in I cause pain. I cause you to spit and ask you not to swallow. I can fill your hole. What am I?

A finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you're bored. The best man always has me first. What am I?

All day long, it's in and out. I discharge loads from my shaft. Both men and women go down on me. What am I?

I go in hard. I come out soft. You blow me hard. What am I?

If I miss, I hit your bush. It's my job to stuff your box. When I come, it's news. What am I?

I offer Protection. I get the finger ten times. You use your fingers to get me off. What am I?

I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates. I come with a quiver. What am I?

My business is briefs. I am a cunning linguist. I plead and plead for it. What am I?

There is a house with 4 sides...each side of the houses faces South. There is a bear running toward the house. What color is the bear??

A man is visiting his friends home and see's a painting over the fireplace. He asks..Who is that in the painting?? The home owner answers: "Brothers and Sisters I have none, But that mans Father is my Father's son." Who is it in the painting???

Remember Mateys...NO VULGARITY....have fun......

BBQ'd Chicken Recipe frum an English Chef....

Well good buddy Gert Meyers frum accross the pond sent me one of his favorite recipe's fer Marinatin & Grillin Chicken....and it sounds GREAT!! Bear in mind that Gert had is own Restaurant in a resort area of England so I know he know's his way around a kitchen, commercial or

Here's Gert's recipe for summer chicken.....

Marinated Chicken for grillin' or BBQin'...

This makes a lovely marinade with a slightly sweet yet tangy flavour, ideal for grilled or barbequed chicken. It's my own recipe, loosely based on a book-recipe, now long lost...


Mix together using a spoon or blender:

juice of a small lemon
4 tbsp of runny honey
1 tbsp of toasted sesame oil (or equivalent)
3 tbsp of vegetable oil (peanut or sunflower)
3 tbsp of light soy sauce
1 teasp of balsamic vinegar (optional)
a few drops of Tabasco(TM)
some finely, freshly ground black pepper
a small pinch of ground cayenne pepper
a small pinch of fenugreek or ginger powder


It's often believed that increasing the time of marinating to overnight improves the result but in my view that's not entirely true. A marinade can only penetrate the meat almost no more than skin-deep and so it's my experience that a couple of hours (even shorter) works quite well. For an instant marinade, I recommend adding a little cornflower to the marinade, which will make it more clingy: then you can simply brush your meat with the mix, minutes prior to cooking.


Use skinless pieces of chicken: chunks or strips of breast meat for instance, although turkey would also work well. You can be fancy and create skewers with some yellow or orange pepper, some red onion and some cherry tomatoes or even pineapple pieces, for a great presentation and a bit of Wow!-factor...

Alternatively, simply marinate the strips or chunks together with the pepper etc, then cook and serve on a preheated serving dish. Tuck in!

I suggest cooking these on low heat barbeque (make sure it's cooked through and through) or a ribbed skillet (I usually put a good dollop of salt on my skillet, which acts as an anti-adhesive ).

Happy eating!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Just some Tuesday tidbits....WARNING... GROSS PHOTYGRAFF AHEAD....

Well's anuther warning as to why ya never should cook with Bacon Grease (Lard) makes yur feet small.....

...and this speaks fer itself..... 21 years of Police work....I never had a partner that looked like this... about makin a big Police bust....

...and this is how we tell just how cold the water is here on Oneida Lake, NY....

...and a bunch of Hillary jokes sent to me by my very good friend frum Eagle Lake, Texas....Sue Gertson....Thanks Mate!

*Hillary Clinton said that her childhood
dream wasto be an Olympic athlete. But she was not
athletic enough. She said she wanted to be an
astronaut, but at the time they didn't take women.
She said she wanted to go into medicine, but hospitals made her woozy.

Should she be telling people this story? I mean she's
basically saying she wants to be president because
she can't do anything else." --Jay
Leno *

*"Well, the big story -- Hillary Clinton will be
running for president in 2008. You know why I think
she's running? I think she finally wants
to see what it's like to sleep in the president's
bed." --Jay Leno *

*"Top Democrats have mixed feelings about Sen.
Hillary Clinton running for president. Apparently,
some Democrats don't like the idea, while
others hate it." --Conan O'Brien *

*"In a fiery speech this weekend, Hillary Clinton
wondered why President Bush can't find the tallest
man in Afghanistan.

Probably for the same reason she couldn't find the
fattest intern under the desk." --Jay Leno *

*"Former President Bill Clinton said that if his
wife, Hillary, is elected president, he will do
whatever she wants.

You know Bill Clinton-- when he makes a vow to Hillary,
you can take that to the bank." --Jay Leno *

*"Did you know Bill and Hillary Clinton were born
under the same sign?

Know what sign? 'For Sale.'" -Jay Leno *

*"A student from the University of Washington has
sold his soul on eBay for $400. He's a law student,
so he probably doesn't need it, but still,
that's not very much. Today, Hillary Clinton said,
'Hey, at least I got some furniture and a Senate
seat for mine." -Jay Leno *

*"Hillary Clinton said today that she wants
legislation to allow all ex-felons to vote. See,
this way all the Clinton's former business
partners can vote for her in 2008." --Jay Leno *

*"Hillary Clinton's 506-page memoirs have come out.
So much of her personality shines through, that in
the end, you, too, will want to sleep with an intern."
- Craig Kilborn *

*In Hillary Clinton's new book 'Living History,'
Hillary details what it was like meeting Bill Clinton,
falling in love with him, getting married, and living
a passionate, wonderful life as husband and wife.

Then on page two, the trouble starts." - Jay Leno *

*"In the book, she says when Bill told her he was
having an affair, she said I could hardly breathe,
I was gulping for

' No, I'm sorry, that's what Monica said."
- David Letterman *

*"Hillary Clinton, our junior senator from New York,
announced that she has no intentions of ever, ever
running for office of the President of the United
States. Her husband, Bill Clinton, is bitterly
disappointed. He is crushed. There go his dreams of
becoming a two-impeachment family."
- David Letterman *

*"Last night, Senator Hillary Clinton hosted her
first party in her new home in Washington . People
said it was a lot like the parties she used
to host at the White House. In fact, even the
furniture was the same." -
Jay Leno *

*"Senator Hillary Clinton is attacking President
Bush for breaking his campaign promise to cut carbon
dioxide emissions, saying a promise made,
a promise broken. And then out of habit, she
demanded that Bush spend the night on the couch."
- Craig Kilborn *

*"CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired
woman in America. Women admire her because she's
strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows
herhusband to cheat and get away with it."
- Jay Leno *

*"Hillary Clinton is the junior senator from the
great state of New York. When they swore her in,
she used the Clinton family Bible. . the
one with only seven commandments."
-David Letterman

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I need some feedback.... How does my blog look???

I was recently over on my neighbor's computer (state of the art) and was showing him my blog...and I noticed two things...

First....there was NO color to my heading and ..... sidebar was at the bottom of the post....something indicative of an incorrect sized photograff or article somewhere in the blog....

On my puter...everthin is as it should be.....


Flyin the T-6 Texan....

Well be a few photygraffs of my Warbirds flight in the T-6 Texan Fighter/Trainer out of the Geneseo Airport in beautiful scenic western NY....

I hadn't realised it at the the time when I booked the flight that there was gonna be an Air Show on that when we got there...I was very surprised to see WWII B-17 Bombers, P-40's, C-47's, P-51 Mustangs, Japanese "Val" Dive Bombers and several WWI birds like Spads, Sopwith Camels, Focker Tri-Wings and such....

...Now Sir...this is a photygraff of myself and my seven year old Grandson, Gabriel standin next to the plane I flew that day....what an absolute dream she was to fly....just a little bit of "stick" and rudder and yur on yur way to some great flyin.....

BTW...Gabe is only 7 years old...ya think he'll be a playin Pro Football someday???

...and this be one of the two B-17 Flyin Fortress's that were there......

...the ball turret is still functional...

....and a WWII P-40 like "The Flying Tigers" used early in the War in China and the Pacific theater of operation....too bad its only a single-seater...I woulda loved gettin a hold of this baby ....

...and NO...that ain't a beer I'm a holdin...its a diet Coke....

...the other T-6 Texan that I was originally scheduled to fly (remember..I'm an old Navy man), but it was "down" because it was missing one important piece...the propeller.... it came in just before we left....

...and an original "Val" Dive Bomber"...the type used to bomb Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941...

...and this is the first plane I ever flew (1956), I was 12 years old at the old J-3 Cub (Piper)..... man...those were the days....

I was alot thinner back then as well....
I hadn't sampled so much of my own cookin yet....Like my Motto says..."Never Trust a Skinny Cook"....

Well...thats about it. I did get a video tape of the flight but I'm going to keep that just fer family.....

...lets just say the world looks a might differant upside down and when yur headed straight fer it.....

....and Subvet...the answer to yur question is a resounding YES... I'm a real adrenaline junkie.... I was Skydiving up until about 7 years ago.....

MightyMom.....sorry to hear that ya couldn't make yur dream come true...but bein able to see is kinda a must fer flyin.....

...and thanks YankeeMom, Fat Hairy Bastard and BTW Fat Hairy Bastard...the Royal Canadian Air Force Flying team was there also with their yellow T-6 Texans doing precision flyin maneuvers.....