Saturday, December 01, 2007

Be needin a little assistance mates.... How's my blog lookin on yur "puters"?...


Well Sir...a few days back, I was visitin my grandson Joe, and I noticed that my right side-bar had dropped to the bottom of screen for his computer. Now...I know that sometimes that's because of that persons computer, and since everything looks OK on my end...and still does...I thought it might be his puter...

But my good friend the Chief over at Smoldering Embers now tells me that my blog has been this way for awhile on his puter as well...

I've spent over an hour tonight searching for a mis-aligned blog post, extended picture or embed, or even a long structured sentence in the template and can't find anything....

Can anyone who has also noticed this problem please tell me approximately when they first noticed the might help to narrow in on the problem post....



Friday, November 30, 2007

A little somethin to get yur Holiday Spirit's goin...

Well Sir...its early here be a little sumthin by Elvis t'get ya inta the Holiday Spirit.....Thank ya Susan G fer helpin t'get the Cookie inta the spirit of things....

Plus...we folks here in Upstate New York are gettin some good old Lake Effect Snow (God...I hate those wurds)....

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Yupper...Got some light snow last night....

...and here's a little sumthin fer all you old Sailors, Soldiers and Marines out there who have ever spent Christmas away frum home or oversea's in a combat zone....

This song was written and published during WWII in 1943...but it still holds just as true today....I know Y'all will really relate to this so get out yur Kleenex.....

....and yet another version by the King.....

Wang Caught in Panties....

Well here be a headline that writes itself....

Penn student arrested in underwear thefts

By Inquirer Staff

A student at the University of Pennsylvania was charged after allegedly stalking female students at the school and stealing pairs of their underwear.

Diexia Wang, a Penn senior, was charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, harassment and theft after he allegedly stole underwear and purses from several women.

Southwest Detectives also are investigating whether Wang stalked a woman who lived in the Harold C. Mayer Residence Hall.

Police said Wang may also be linked to at least a half-dozen bizarre thefts on campus, according to media reports.

Wang was freed after his parents posted 10 percent of $200,000 bail.

I'm gonna leave any comments to y'all....

After numerous rounds of "We don't even know if Osama is still alive", Osama himself decided to send George Bush a letter In his own handwriting to let him know he was still in the game. Bush opened the letter and it contained a single line of coded message:


Bush was baffled, so he e-mailed it to Condoleezza Rice. Condi and her aides didn't have a clue either, so they sent it to the FBI.

No one could solve it at the FBI so it went to the CIA, then to Australian Intelligence (ASIO) and Mossad.

Eventually they asked MI6 for help.

Within a minute MI6 emailed the White House with this reply:
"Tell the President he's holding the message upside down."

...and, as an old cop...I can really get a kick outta this.... and I'm SURE Y'all will as well.... SOUND ON....


...and this just in frum my good Bud "fish" in Kentucky...A "Juiced" Moose.

What do you call a bull moose tangled in Christmas lights and drunk on fermented crab apples, standing glassy-eyed and dizzy in the front yard of a downtown bar?

But seriously, the juiced moose had certainly seen better days than Tuesday, when he became a bewildered tourist attraction, parked in the courtyard of Bernie's Bungalow Lounge as shoppers clicked by with their Nordstrom bags.

"He just has this goofy look on his face," said Rick Sinnott, a Fish and Game biologist who came to check on him and guessed he'd probably eaten too many crab apples from an old tree in Bernie's yard.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Some nostalgiasizin..3 great OBG's..some trivia..and How t'relieve yurself on a Sub..

Well Sir...having sorta gotten inta this here trivia brought back a few fond memories...and there ain't nuthin like an OBG (Oldie But Goody) to help ya clean out the corners of yur mind...

I can remember when I was stationed in New London, Conn...

...the "Bouyant Ascent Training Tower... old training "Recompression Chamber" used to make sure ya could take the pressure, and t'see if'n ya were claustrophobic..

I still had a Powder Blue 57 Chevy Convertible(Which I've cursed myself a thousand times fer ever sellin it)...fender skirts and all. Old sayin.."when ya had skirts...ya got skirts"

....and myself and a few of the guys from the boat would drive on over to Misquamicut, RI. fer the weekend and do what young sailors do while on Liberty....Y'all get that picture I'm sure. There used to be a Boardwalk style amusement park there then....don't know if'n it's still there or not...but we'd cruise the street during those warm Summer nights by the Ocean....ah yes...American Graffiti...and more times than not...this here song would be playin on the little AM radio....




Some Golden Oldie's trivia fer y'all....don't peek at the answers....

Welcome to 'The Doo-Wop Oldies Quiz.' Take the quiz and see how you score as a true 'Oldies Fan'. Write down your answers and check them with the answers below.

1. When did 'Little Suzie' finally wake up? a) The movie's over, it's 2 o'clock b) The movie's over, it's 3 o'clock c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock

2. 'Rock Around The Clock' was used in what movie? a) Rebel Without A Cause b) Blackboard Jungle c) The Wild Ones

3. What's missing?____ Baby, Earth_____, _____On My Shoulder a) Angel b) Sweetheart c) Honey

4. 'I found my thrill...' where? a) Kansas City b) Heartbreak Hotel c) Blueberry Hill

5. 'Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____, bring me a dream' a) Mr. Sandman b) Earth Angel c) Dream Lover

6. For which label did Elvis Presley first record? a) Chancellor b) RCA c) Sun

7. He asked, 'Why's everybody always pickin' on me?' Who was he? a) Bad Bad Leroy Brown b) Charlie Brown c) Buster Brown

8. Bobby Darin's 'Mack The Knife', the one with the knife, was named: a) MacHeath b) MacCloud c) MacNamara

9. Name the song with 'A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom'? a) Good Golly Miss Molly b) Be-Bo p-A-Lula c) Tutti Fruitti

10. Who is generally given credit for the term 'Rock And Roll'? a) Dick Clark b) Wolfman Jack c) Alan Freed

11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher. a) Little Richard b) Frankie Lymon c) Tony Orlando

12. Paul Anka's 'Puppy Love' was written to what star? a) Brenda Lee b) Connie Francis c) Annette Funicello

13 The Everly Brothers are... a) Pete and Dick b) Don and Phil c) Bob and Bill

14. The Big Bopper's real name was: a) Jiles P. Richardson b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr. c) Marion Michael Morrison

15. In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr. started a small record company called... a) Decca b) Cameo c) Motown

16. Edd Brynes had a hit with 'Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb'. What TV show was he on? a) 77 Sunset Strip b) Hawaiian Eye c) Surfside Six

17. In 1960 Bobby Darin married: a) Carol Lynley b) Sandra Dee c) Natalie Wood

18. They were a one hit wonder with 'Book Of Love.' a) The Penguins b) The Monotones c) The Moonglows

1. c) The movie's over, it's 4 o'clock;
2. b) Blackboard Jungle
3. a) Angel
4. c) Blueberry Hill
5. a) Mr. Sandman
6. c) Sun
7. b) Charlie Brown
8. a) MacHeath
9. c) Tutti Fruitti
10. c) Alan Freed
11. a) Little Richard
12. c) Annette Funicello
13. b) Don and Phil
14. a) Jiles P. Richardson
15. c) Motown
16. a) 77 Sunset Strip
17. b) Sandra Dee
18. b) Monotones

OK...fer those of ya that mighta read my account of "Oh Man...I'm in real deep shit now" or "How to cover the COB (Chief of the Boat...or Crazy Old Bastard, dependin on yur point of view) with shit",
...and mighta wondered just how one has a "Bowel movement" on a Submarine...

Courtesy of my good mate Myron over at Myrons Random Thoughts...Here's what was involved to just take a crap with an "Air Expulsion Head" on a Submarine, instructions included....and some a you guys thought life on an old "Fleet Boat" was easy....Geeesh..

9F1. Expulsion type head. There are two air expulsion type water closets (heads), each

Figure 9-3. Expulsion type head.

fitted with an auxiliary hand pump, one in the crew's quarters, and one in the after end of the maneuvering room. (See Figure 9-3.)
The water closet installation consists of a toilet bowl over an expulsion chamber with a lever and pedal controlled flapper valve between, which is weighted to hold water in the toilet bowl and seats with pressure of the expulsion chamber.

Each installation operates as a separate unit with its own flood, blow, and discharge lines. The toilet bowl is provided with a sea flood with stop and sea valves. The expulsion chamber has a discharge line with swing check, gate, and plug cock valves. The blow line to the expulsion chamber receives air through a special rocker valve which, when rocked in one direction, admits air from the low-pressure air service line into a small volume tank until a pressure of approximately 10 pounds above sea pressure is reached. When rocked in the opposite direction, the rocker valve directs the volume of air into the expulsion chamber. A sea pressure gage, a volume tank pressure gage, and an instruction plate are conveniently located.

Before using a water closet, first inspect the installation. All valves should have been left shut. Operate the bowl flapper valve to ascertain that the expulsion chamber is empty.

Shut the bowl flapper valve, flood the bowl with sea water through the sea and stop valves, and then shut both valves. After using the toilet, operate the flapper valve to empty the contents of the bowl into the expulsion chamber, then shut the flapper valve. Charge the volume tank until the pressure is 10 pounds higher than the sea pressure. Open the gate and plug valves on the discharge line and operate the rocker valve to discharge the contents of the expulsion chamber overboard.

...and Gentlemen...should there be any female personnel on board, please leave the seat down.

...and if'n ya did things wrong...we used t'call it gettin a "Fleet Enema"....

Just in case you wuz ever wonderin.....

Just a little humor fer the day.....

Well Sir...just some humorous sundry topics... Some minor ADULT CONTENT

...and a big Cookshack thanks to all who contributed these....


One night a teenage girl brought her new boyfriend home to meet her parents, and they were appalled by his appearance: leather jacket, motorcycle boots, tattoos and pierced nose.

Later, the parents pulled their daughter aside and confessed their concern.

"Dear," said the mother diplomatically, "he doesn't seem very nice."

"Oh puulease, Mom," replied the daughter, "if he wasn't nice, why would he be doing 500 hours of community service?"

She's gotta be a blonde....


....and My Favorite Bumper Sticker: Seen on a PU Truck in Texas....

I Wish Hillary Had Married OJ



The Dangers of Outsourcing

I was feeling a bit depressed the other day, so I called the suicide hotline.

I didn't realize they had gone offshore to save a few bucks and I was transferred to their "call center" in Pakistan.

I explained that I was feeling suicidal.

They became very excited at this news and wanted to know if I could drive a truck or fly an airplane.

...AND...coming tomorrow...How to have a Bowel Movement on a Fleet Submarine...Just in case ya wuz wunderin...

...and some real GREAT OBG's....

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Wednesday/Thursday Cookshack Trivia....

UPDATE: Hey mates...there's still a few questions to be answered. See what's left in the comment section...let's see how good ya are...

Well Sir...lets just see who remembers what about the good old days of TV....

First 2 photygraffs....Name the TV show...Who's drivin...and What's the name of what he drivin..??


Next photygraff...Name of the TV show and who's the mutt???


Next... Name the 2 shows,...Who's the toad, what did he used to say, and who was the MAIN character in the first photygraff...

Pin Up's fer Vets.... Good fer this Gal....

Well Sir...this article was sent t'me by Missy Susan from Eagle Lake, Texas who received it from "Black Five" (A Military Blog). Susan is a military mom...and she wanted me to pass this along to the rest of my's a real good cause so lets "Heave too, Mates"...

**UPDATE:** Hey mates...since placing this post, I've had communications with Ms.Elise ( yes...I'm a lucky man indeed ), and it seems she's going to be going to Walter Reed Hospital in January and would like to take at least 100 calanders down fer the'n ya cain't buy a calander cause yur wife won't let ya...then, If'n yur a blogger (amigo or amiga)...please re-post this article on yur own blog's so's we can help her to help our brave Military men & women...besides men...look how much fun it will be perusin through all them photygraffs to put yur post together...

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Send a Pin Up Calender to a Hospitalized Vet

Gina Elise is a model with a BA from UCLA. She has spent 2006 and 2007 on her project that combines what she knows (modeling, photography, history) to help a cause dear to her heart (hospitalized veterans and soldiers in need).

So, she created a project called Pin Ups for Vets which is co-sponsored by American Legion Post 360 of Lake Arrowhead, California. Her 2007 Pin Up Calendar sold out and now she has her 2008 Calendar available.

Gina Elise says this about her project:

Over the past year, I have heard and read incredible stories about the injured soldiers returning from military service. Their hardest battles have just begun, as they attempt to recover in Veterans Hospitals all across America . I was touched by each story, and knew that I had to try to do something to help our hospitalized Vets.

I came up with an idea to recreate a World War II style pin-up calendar that would have the dual purpose of raising money for programs that support hospitalized Veterans, and also serve as a GIFT for each and every Veteran, as they recover in a Veterans Hospital.

I always loved the beautiful pin-up photos and paintings from the World War II era that American soldiers took overseas with them to boost their morale. The troops often carried these “cheesecake” pictures with them into war to help remind them of what they were fighting for back home. One of the most famous pinup shots was taken in the 1940’s of actress Betty Grable, in a bathing suit, looking back over her shoulder.

With these old glamorous pictures as inspiration, I decided to try to recreate the feeling of these nostalgic pin-ups in my own photo shoots, and then assemble my pictures in a calendar for a fund-raiser to benefit the programs that support the hospitalized Veterans, injured in ALL wars, past and present.

Your calendar donation will go towards: eyeglasses for Veterans, the home health program, recreational therapy, spinal cord injury & amputee programs, substance abuse program, women’s Veterans’ program, chapel improvements, homeless program, reading materials and subscriptions for the Veterans, patio improvements, parking lot shuttle, courtesy cart, social relief fund, televisions, wheelchairs, and outreach programs for the visually impaired...

You can purchase a calendar for yourself, one to be sent to a soldier (any soldier or one you give the address for), or one for a hospitalized veteran. Gina will be visiting our Soldiers at Walter Reed in January and needs to bring (at least) 100 calendars with her. Purchase a calendar to give to a Soldier at Walter Reed here (option #2).

So OK amigo's and amiga's...start hitting those links in the article and start buyin a calander or two. Lets help this very attractive young woman to help some our brave men & women....


Just some humorous stuff.....

Well the recent past, some good folks have sent me various jokes & things...and I've fergotten to give credit to the correct providers...and since I've fergotten just who in the Hell sent me these stories and jokes...let me just say THANK YOU to: Missy Buster, Missy Susan G, "Fish", Charlie the Cop, my Grandson Joe and me good com padre Sig. There...and if'n ya didn't send something in...ya still got credit fer doin so....I think that cover's everybody....

**Click to Enlarge if'n yur eyesights bad**

The Double Dose..............

A man went to his pharmacist to get a double dose of Viagra.
The pharmacist told him that he couldn't give him a double dose.

"Why not?" asked the man.
"Because it's not safe," replied the pharmacist.

"But I need it really bad," said the man.
"Well, why do you need it so badly?" asked the pharmacist.

The man said, "My girlfriend is coming into town on Friday, my ex-wife will be here on Saturday. My wife is coming home on Sunday. Can't you see? I must have a double dose."

The pharmacist finally relented saying, "Okay, I'll give it to you,
but you have to come in on Monday morning
so that I can check you to see if there are any side effects."

On Monday, the man dragged himself in, his right arm in a sling.
The pharmacist asked "What happened to you?"

The man said, "No one showed up."



An elderly couple was attending church services, about halfway through she leans over and says to her husband, " I just let out a little silent fart, What do you think I should do?"

He replies " Put a new battery in your hearing aid."


...and fer my women-folk Grandson Joe sent me these... he told me his mother loved em and felt very strongly they should be posted on my blog....

Marriage - Part I

Typical macho man married typical good-looking lady and after the wedding, he laid down the following rules:

"I'll be home when I want, if I want and at what time I want and I don't expect any hassle from you. I expect a great dinner to be on table unless I tell you that I won't be home for dinner. I'll go hunting, fishing, boozing and card-playing when I want with my old buddies and don't you give me a hard time about it. Those are my rules. Any comments?"

His new bride said, "No, that's fine with me. Just understand that there will be sex here at seven o'clock every night ....whether you're here or not."

Marriage (Part II)

Husband and wife had a bitter quarrel on the day of their 40th wedding anniversary! The husband yells, "When you die, I'm getting you a headstone that reads:

"Here Lies My Wife - Cold As Ever "

"Yeah?" she replies. "When you die, I'm getting you a headstone that reads:

"Here Lies My Husband - Stiff At Last"

Marriage (Part III)

Husband (a doctor) and his wife are having a fight at the breakfast table. Husband gets up in a rage and says, "And you are no good in bed either," and storms out of the house.

After some time, he realizes he was nasty and decides to make amends and rings her up. She comes to the phone after many rings, and the irritated husband says,

"What took you so long to answer the phone?

"She says, "I was in bed."

"In bed this early, doing what?"

"Getting a second opinion!"

Marriage (Part IV)

A man has six children and is very proud of his achievement. He is so proud of himself, that he starts calling his wife, "Mother of Six" in spite of her objections.

One night, they go to a party. The man decides that it's time to go home and wants to find out if his wife is ready to leave as well.

He shouts at the top of his voice, "Shall we go home 'Mother of Six?'

His wife, irritated by her husband's lack of discretion, shouts right back,

"Anytime you're ready, Father of Four."

Marriage (Part V) The Silent Treatment

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 amfor an early morning business flight.

Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper, "Please wake me at 5:00 am" He left it where he knew she would find it.

The next morning the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AMand he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn't wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said,

"It is 5:00 AM. Wake up."

See guys...we men aren't equipped for these kinds of contests.

God may have created man before woman, but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece.

....And this just in to The Cookshack's Newsroom....

Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA)


Congress is considering sweeping legislation which will provide new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act (AWNAA) is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.

"Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society,"said California Senator Barbara Boxer. "We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability to be ridiculed and passed over.

With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers simply because they have some idea of what they are doing.

"In a Capitol Hill press conference, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pointed to the success of the U.S. Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance.

Approximately 74 percent of postal employees lack any job skills, making this agency the single largest U. S. employer of Persons of Inability.

Private-sector industries with good records of nondiscrimination against the Inept include retail sales (72%), the fast food industry (68%), and home improvement "warehouse" stores (65%). At the state government level, the Department of Motor Vehicles also has a great record of hiring Persons of Inability (63%).

Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million "middle man" positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance. Mandatory non-performance based raises and promotions will be given, to guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable employees.

The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations that promote a significant number of Persons of Inability into middle management positions, and gives a tax credit to small and medium-sized businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires.

Finally, the AWNA Act contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the Nonabled -- banning, for example, discriminatory interview questions such as "Do you have any skills or experience which relate to this job?"

"As a Nonabled person, I can't be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them," said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as a lugnut twister at a GM plant in Flint, Michigan, due to her lack of any discernible job skills. "This new law should really help people like me."

With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens will finally see some light at the end of the tunnel.

Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy: "As a Senator With No Abilities, I believe the same privileges that elected officials enjoy ought to be extended to every American with No Abilities.

It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her inadequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great nation."

...and finally....fer me old sod Irish readers....

An Irish woman of advanced age visited her physician to ask his advise in reviving her husband's libido.

"What about trying Viagra?" asked the doctor.

"Not a chance", she said. "He won't even take an aspirin."

"Not a problem," replied the doctor. "Give him an 'Irish Viagra'. It's when you drop the Viagra tablet into his coffee. He won't even taste it. Give it a try and call me in a week to let me know how things went."

It wasn't a week later when she called the doctor, who directly inquired as to her progress. The poor dear exclaimed, "Oh, faith, bejaysus and begorrah! T'was horrid! Just terrible, doctor!"

"Really? What happened?" asked the doctor.

"Well, I did as you advised and slipped it in his coffee and the effect was almost immediate. He jumped straight up, with a twinkle in his eye and with his pants a-bulging fiercely!

With one swoop of his arm, he sent me cups and tablecloth flying, ripped me clothes to tatters and took me then and there passionately on the tabletop! It was a nightmare, I tell you, an absolute nightmare!"

"Why so terrible?" asked the doctor, "Do you mean the sex your husband provided wasn't good?"

"Feckin jaysus, twas the best sex I've had in 25 years! But sure as I'm sittin here,

I'll never be able to show me face in Starbucks again!"

Monday, November 26, 2007

This'll warm the cockles of yur heart...

Well Sir...I just snagged this from The New York Post....Ah Yes....duz me old heart good it duz......
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November 25, 2007 -- IT'S hard for Hollywood pacifists like Brian De Palma to capture the hearts and minds of America if Americans won't see their movies.

While the public is staying away in droves from “Rendition," “Lions for Lambs" and “In the Valley of Elah," audiences are really avoiding “Redacted," De Palma's picture about US soldiers who rape a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, then kill her and her family.

The message movie was produced by NBA Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who insisted on deleting grisly images of Iraqi war casualties from the montage at the film's end.

Cuban offered to sell the film back to De Palma at cost, but the director was too smart to go for that deal. “Redacted" - which “could be the worst movie I've ever seen," said critic Michael Medved -took in just $25,628 in its opening weekend in 15 theaters, which means roughly 3,000 people saw it in the entire country. “This, despite an A-list director, a huge wave of publicity, high praise in the Times, The New Yorker, left-leaning sites like Salon, etc. A Joe Strummer documentary [of punk-rock band The Clash] playing in fewer theaters made more in its third week," e-mailed one cineaste. “Not even people who presumably agree with the movie's antiwar thesis made the effort to see it."

...and I snagged this from News Max...boy...the good news just keeps rollin in...

Here ya go Shillary....

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Zogby: Hillary Defeatable by 5 GOP Frontrunners

Monday, November 26, 2007 12:09 PM

By: Newsmax Staff Article Font Size

All five of the leading Republican presidential candidates — including John McCain — would beat Democrat Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match-up, according to a surprising new poll from Zogby International.

But Barack Obama outpolled all five GOP hopefuls — Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Fred Thompson, Mike Huckabee, and McCain.

The national poll of nearly 10,000 people — about equally divided between Democrats and Republicans, with about one-quarter independents — is more bad news for longtime front-runner Clinton. It shows that she’s slipping not only in Iowa and several other early caucus or primary states, but across the country as well.

And it appears to confirm the fears of many Democratic stalwarts that candidate Hillary does not offer the party its best chance to win the White House.

Asked whom they would choose in a race between Giuliani and Clinton, 43 percent of respondents said Giuliani and 39.4 percent chose Clinton, with 14.6 percent opting for “someone else” and 3 percent selecting “will not vote/not sure.”

Romney outpolled Clinton by a margin of 43.1 percent to 39.9 percent; Thompson beat out Hillary by a similar margin, 43.2 percent to 39.6 percent; and Mike Huckabee bested Clinton by a solid margin of 44.3 percent to 38.5 percent.

McCain, who trailed Clinton 45 percent to 43 percent in a July Zogby poll, has pulled ahead of the Democrat in the new poll, winning 42.1 of the vote compared to Clinton’s 37.6 percent.

But when the GOP hopefuls are matched up against Obama, the Illinois Democrat beats Giuliani by a margin of 46 percent to 40 percent, Romney (45.8 percent to 39.9 percent), Thompson (46.4 percent to 39.9 percent), Huckabee (45.8 percent to 39.6 percent), and McCain (44.8 percent to 38.2 percent.

Another bad sign for Hillary: John Edwards, who runs third in the polls behind Clinton and Obama, also outpolled all five leading Republicans, although by smaller margins than Obama.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

UPDATE: Re: Bonus reimbursements by combat wounded Vets.. and some sex info..

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Well good buddy "Sig" over at Signal 94 did some further Investigatin and Detective wurk on the matter of wounded Vets having to pay back part or all of their "Enlistment Bonus's" after having been wounded in combat and Honorably Discharged. See my post of Tuesday, the 20th if'n yur not familiar with this matter...

This appears to be one of those things that these good folks aren't aware'n ya know someone out there who has run inta this here problem, let em read this...I copied it off Sig's blog....and there's much more over there about this...

...AND...the Cookie did some investigatin on his own regarding which women were more likely to have sex on the first date....just research mind nefarious motives involved...


It appears that all the serviceman has to do is file for a waiver for the bonus repayment to be canceled. Again from

Bureaucrats and green eye shade accountants in DoD...who are dutifully following the regulations and directives written...and carefully crafted in concert with ensure DoD complied with the reams of Congressional language tied to the awarding of reenlistment avoid scandal headlines in the Washington Post...after some GAO report blasts the service for not being good stewards of taxpayer money.

Here's the real story: anytime an enlisted person accepts a bonus--in this particular case an up-front lump sum bonus for future time to be served--that service person signs a document acknowledging he/she must repay any portion of that bonus that hasn't been "repaid" through active service. Reasonable procedure to ensure all you American taxpayers get your money's worth out of our GI's.

The more reasonable procedure is the one that exists within each branch of the service whereby, with justification (and supporting documentation), the GI can submit a letter to the Secretary of his/her branch of service requesting foregiveness of that financial obligation.

This is such a routine occurance that the approval level for these kinds of waivers have been delegated down to the lowest level of political appointee within each branch (deputy assistant secretary). The process even covers situations such as your furniture shipment exceeded the allowance for your rank and you owe money to to government for excess moving costs. It can...and is...routinely foregiven.

All this wounded warrior has to do to avoid recoupment is ask.

And YA, the rules on bonuses and recoupment go much, much farther back than Bush II.


...and a HEADS-UP fer you single guys... Which woman are more likely to have sex on the first date???

Although they still expect a man to take them on a proper date, including picking up the tab, single women over age 50 are twice as likely as their under-40 friends to have sex on the first date, according to a survey by a British dating company.

Specifically, 37 percent of Baby Boomer singles would have sex on the first date, compared with just 18 percent of younger singles. Gentlemen, this won't come cheap. Among the women who said they would have sex on the first date, a stunning 76 percent said they expected romance first and for the dinner bill to be fully paid by the man.

When it comes to love expectations, lust and passion are tops for Boomers, according to the survey conducted by Facts International for and its online dating partner,

More than half of the over-50 crowd said lust and passion were more important than marriage. In fact, only 7 percent hoped their next relationship would lead to the altar, compared with 32 percent of singles in their 30s.

"Clearly, being over 50 doesn't mean you give up on love. The under 30s may feel they invented sexual liberation, but it was the Baby Boomer generation who staged the first summer of love -- more than 40 years ago," says David Noble, managing director of

Some other eye-popping facts about sex, lust and passion and the over-50 crowd:

-- 84 percent of over-50 singles want a full sexual relationship with the next person they meet.

T'is the Season.. some trivia.. some Wolf-Dog..and the Hildebeast..

Well good naybor Clem began wurkin on his Christmas Tree.....LAST JULY!!

...OK...Trivia...Who is he and what was his character's name?

...this is my Wolf-Dog...Czarina, and trust me...when a Wolf-Dog don't wanna be brushed & combed...YA DON'T!

Ya let the groomer do it....
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...."You yield"..."No..You Yield"..."No...YOU YIELD"... "NOW LOOK WHAT YOU DID YOU ASSHOLE!!"

...This here's a video of the Horse's Ass runnin fer the Presidency out in Iowa last week..

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