Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sunday Sundries....

Well Sir....Patrick Houseworth frum A Day In The Life...PRH, sent me these final nominations for The White Trash Parents of the Year Award....

...and the Chief frum over at Smolderin Embers told me he wanted this here album fer Christmas cause it was the easiest way fer him to understand these here's I got it fer him....


...and Sarah frum My Wonderful Life passed this one along to me....a Heads-Up fer ya Gert if'n yur ever in the woods and see a bear a comin...

An atheist was walking through the woods.
"What majestic trees"!
"What powerful rivers"!
"What beautiful animals"!
He said to himself.

As he was walking alongside the river, he heard a rustling in the bushes
behind him. He turned to look. He saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards

He ran as fast as he could up the path. He looked over his shoulder & saw
that the bear was closing in on him.

He looked over his shoulder again, & the bear was even closer. He tripped &
fell on the ground. He rolled over to pick himself up but saw that the bear
was right on top of him, reaching for him with his left paw & raising his
right paw to strike him.

At that instant the Atheist cried out, 'Oh my God!'

Time Stopped.
The bear froze.
The forest was silent.

As a bright light shone upon the man, a voice came out of the sky. 'You deny
my existence for all these years, teach others I don't exist and even credit
creation to cosmic accident.' 'Do you expect me to help you out of this
predicament? Am I to count you as a believer'?

The atheist looked directly into the light, 'It would be hypocritical of me
to suddenly ask you to treat me as a Christian now, but perhaps you could
make the BEAR a Christian'?

'Very Well,' said the voice.

The light went out. The sounds of the forest resumed. And the bear dropped
his right paw, brought both paws together, bowed his head & spoke:

'Lord bless this food, which I am about to receive from thy bounty through
Christ our Lord, Amen.'

...and finally....I always loved some good Hard Dicken's Cider everyday...Mornin, Noon, Night...didn't make no never-mind when I had it....

Courtesy of good old "Charlie The Cop" frum Chicago....

...Yupper...well if'n ya was a thinkin sumthin else...then that's on you and yur dirty mind...

....and old friend Eitan from Israel has returned to the great city of Chicago, and has aptly named his new blog..."...Continued in Chicago"'n ya would, go pay him a visit and welcome him back to the good old U S of A....


Friday, December 28, 2007

Wish Joe would run fer President... sooo much good old Common Sense...

Oh, there's MUCH more to know about Sheriff Joe!

Maricopa County was spending approx. $18 million dollars a year on stray animals, like cats and dogs. Sheriff Joe offered to take the department over, and the County Supervisors said okay.

The animal shelters are now all staffed and operated by prisoners. They feed and care for the strays. Every animal in his care is taken out and walked twice daily. He now has prisoners who are experts in animal nutrition and behavior. They give great classes for anyone who'd like to adopt an animal. He has literally taken stray dogs off the street, given them to the care of prisoners, and had them place in dog shows.

The best part? His budget for the entire department is now under $3 million. Teresa and I adopted a Weimaraner from a Maricopa County shelter two years ago. He was neutered, and current on all shots, in great health, and even had a microchip inserted the day we got him. Cost us $78. The prisoners get the benefit of about $0.28 an hour for working, but most would work for free, just to be out of their cells for the day. Most of his budget is for utilities, building maintenance, etc. He pays the prisoners out of the fees collected for adopted animals.

I have long wondered when the rest of the country would take a look at the way he runs the jail system, and copy some of his ideas. He has a huge farm, donated to the county years ago, where inmates can work, and they grow most of their own fresh vegetables and food, doing all the work and harvesting by hand. He has a pretty good sized hog farm, which provides meat, and fertilizer. It fertilizes the Christmas tree nursery, where prisoners work, and you can buy a living Christmas tree for $6- $8 for the Holidays, and plant it later. We have six trees in our yard from the Prison.

Yup, he was reelected last year with 83% of the vote.

Now he's in trouble with the ACLU again. He painted all his buses and vehicles with a mural, that has a special hotline phone number painted on it, where you can call and report suspected illegal aliens. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement wasn't doing enough in his eyes, so he had 40 deputies trained specifically for enforcing immigration laws, started up his hotline, and bought 4 new buses just for hauling folks back to the border. He's kind of a "Git-R Dun" kind of Sheriff.

Update on Joe Arpaio



Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who created the "Tent City Jail":

He has jail meals down to 40 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them.

He stopped smoking and porno magazines in the jails. Took away their weights Cut off all but "G" movies.

He started chain gangs so the inmates could do free work on county and city projects. Then He Started Chain Gangs For Women So He Wouldn't Get Sued For Discrimination.

He took away cable TV Until he found out there was A Federal Court Order that Required Cable TV For Jails, So He Hooked Up The Cable TV Again; Only Let In The Disney Channel And The Weather Channel.

When asked why the weather channel He Replied,

"So They Will Know How Hot It's Gonna Be While They Are Working ON My Chain Gangs."

He Cut Off Coffee Since It Has Zero Nutritional Value. When the inmates complained, he told them, "This Isn't The Ritz/Carlton.....If You Don't
Like It, Don't Come Back."

He bought Newt Gingrich's lecture series on videotape that he pipes into the jails. When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series might explain why a lot of the inmates were in his jails in the first place.

More On The Arizona Sheriff:

With Temperatures Being Even Hotter Than Usual In Phoenix (116 Degrees Just Set A New Record),
the Associated Press Reports: About 2,000 Inmates Living In A Barbed-Wire-Surrounded Tent Encampment At The Maricopa County Jail Have Been Given Permission To Strip Down To Their Government-Issued Pink Boxer Shorts.

On Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing boxers were either curled up on their bunk beds or chatted in the tents, which reached 138 Degrees Inside The Week Before.

Many Were Also Swathed In Wet, Pink Towels As Sweat Collected On Their Chests And Dripped Down To Their PINK SOCKS.

"It Feels Like We Are In A Furnace," Said James Zanzot, An Inmate Who Has Lived In The TENTS for 1 year. "It's Inhumane."

Joe Arpaio, the tough-guy sheriff who created the tent city and long ago started making his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. He said Wednesday that he told all of the inmates:

"It's 120 Degrees In Iraq And Our Soldiers Are Living In Tents Too, And They Have
To Wear Full Battle Gear, But They Didn't Commit Any Crimes, So Shut Your Damned Mouths!"

Way To Go, Sheriff!

Maybe if all prisons were like this one there would be a lot less crime and/or repeat offenders.

"Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for their parole, only to go out and commit another crime so they can get back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves."

Sheriff Joe was just reelected Sheriff in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Gone are the role models of yesteryear....

Well Sir...I was perusin a few blogs this AM and whilst over at Nicki's place, she asked the question...Where are all our role models? So...that got me t'thinkin bout some a my old boyhood hero's and the lessons I learned frum em.....

Guy Madison & Jingles....

Hopalong Cassidy and...hmmm...looks a mite familiar...

...The Cisco Kid and Poncho....

...and Hopalong Cassidy's Creed....

1) The highest badge of honor a person can wear is honesty. Be truthful at all times.

2) Your parents are the best friends you have. Listen to them and obey their instructions.

3) If you want to be respected, you must respect others. Show good manners in every way.

4) Only through hard work and study can you succeed. Don't be lazy.

5) Your good deeds always come to light. So don't boast or be a show-off.

6) If you waste time or money today, you will regret it tomorrow. Practice thrift in all ways.

7) Many animals are good and loyal companions. Be friendly and kind to them.

8) A strong, healthy body is a precious gift. Be neat and clean.

9) Our country's laws are made for your protection. Observe them carefully.

10) Children in many foreign lands are less fortunate than you. Be glad and proud you are an American

I guess to one degree or anuther, just about every one of our hero's at that young age had a similar type of code....a code which holds just as true today as when we were youngin's...

...a code that seems to have been lost in the last generation or so....**sigh**...

...and who have the young got today? A rhetorical question of course.

Someone once wrote a book called " Everything I ever needed to know I learned in Kindergarten." ....I guess I could say that "everything I ever really needed to know I learned from my TV Western hero's of yesteryear...."

Puter Problems....


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas All....


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Let's Remember their sacrifice at this time of the year, I Got Tagged...Gina Elise..

Well Sir...frum what the old Cookie has seen thus fer...Fred Thompson's Christmas message is the ONLY one that is completely about rememberin our fine men and women in the Military...he doesn't mug fer the camera just to get his puss on TV or make a political statement....Kinda makes him great Commander-In-Chief material dont'cha think....


Tagged Again

I got tagged by Sig frum Signal 94, and in the spirit of Christmas I'll go to the range list my Xmas preferences.

1. Wrapping or gift bags?
I wrap, sometimes. Most of the time I leave that to the wife.

2. Real or artificial tree?
I had real tree's most of my life...then I got damn sick & tired of cleaning up the needles and accompanying mess. Had an Artificial now for over twenty years.

3. When do you put up the tree?
Wait a minute...yur supposed t'take it down!?

4. When do you take the tree down?
See last question...

5. Do you like egg nog?
Love it...but have to drink it straight.

6. Favorite gift received as a child?
A complete (and I mean complete) huge Lionel Train set. Had it for many many years and then it was stolen from me out a storage shed. Held alot of memories.

7. Do you have a nativity scene?
Yes...absolutely. "He's the reason for the Season."

8. Worst Christmas gift you ever received?
A fold up "Directors" Chair. Had no idear why some one would give me one.

9. Mail or e-mail Christmas cards?
Both. Cover all the bases that way!

10. Favorite Christmas movie?
A Christmas Story. Because of when, and where I grew up, I could relate to EVERY aspect of the movie...including my father bitchin about the old "coal furnace" and the dampers & vents...

11. When do you start shopping for Christmas?
Sometimes, right after Christmas when the sales are GREAT!

12. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas?
Turkey, stuffing, gravy and bread puddin.

13. Clear lights or colored on the tree?
Colored...must be colored. The more the merrier...

14. Favorite Christmas song?
"I'll be home for Christmas". My brother, who was a Marine at the time, returned home from the war in Korea on Christmas eve in 1951. The happiest and bestess Christmas I've ever had.

Following the tradition, I’m tagging…



The Chief


OK mates...a little over a month ago, I did a post regardin Miss Gina Elise, a fine young woman who is doing her part to support our brave military vets, and especially our wounded soldiers & sailors....

....Now Sir...Ms. Elise frequently travels to various VA Hospitals, giving out Calendars that have been paid fer by folks like you and I who have been to her web site and made a donation.....these photygraffs where taken at the VA Hospital in San Diego....

...I had the opportunity to speak with Ms. Elise last evening and inquired as to who pays her expenses to get to and frum these here Hospitals...and you guessed it...she does...OUT OF HER OWN POCKET....

...Now...this coming January she's going to be traveling to Walter Reed Army Hospital and visiting our wounded men and women, and giving out calendars that folk have bought just for that purpose. Folks....that's all the way across the country from where she lives in California..... I know that it's just before Christmas, and between giving to our various favorite charities, buying gifts for friends and loved ones, and gettin all the food & fixin's fer the Christmas meal...most of us are about tapped out financially... I know I am...

BUT....I ask you to see if'n ya can dig just a little deeper and go to Ms. Elise's website, Pinups For Vets and lets see if'n we cain't help this charitable and loving young woman just a little more...

While yur there, check out the link for "In The Field" and you'll see just how many places she goes, how many Vets she meets, and how happy her visits makes the 96 year old woman (pictured above) who was in the Signal Corps in WWII....

Maybe there just might be some benevolent reader(s) out there who can really assist her in her time of selflessly giving to others....

Thanks mates....and Merry Christmas to all of you....