Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Wednesday Wanks and Wake Up's....

Well Sir...as some of y'all know, the Chief recently turned 62 and just today, his wife sent me a bumper sticker that she's gonna put on the family vehicle....a Model T "Fliver"...


Deep in the back woods of Oswego County, upstate New York, a hillbilly's wife went
into labor in the middle of the night, and the doctor was called out to
assist in the delivery. Since there was no electricity, the doctor handed
the father-to-be a lantern and said,

'Here. You hold this high so I can see what I'm a doin!'

Soon, a baby boy was brought into the world.

'Whoa there', said the doctor, 'Don't be in such a rush to put that lantern down, I think there's another one coming.'

Sure enough, within minutes he had delivered a baby girl. 'Hold that lantern
up, don't set it down, there's another one!' said the doctor.

Within a few minutes he had delivered a third baby 'No, don't be in a hurry
to put down that lantern, it seems there's yet another one coming!' cried
the doctor.

The redneck scratched his head in bewilderment, and asked the doctor, .....

'Hey Doc, Y'all reckon it might be the light that's attractin' 'em?'

Well Sir...as most of ya know, with all the political blogs out there for y'all to choose frum & read, the Cookie prefers to post mostly comedy so's y'all can get break every now and agin frum the truly serious nature of what's goin on in the world today. But, after reading Thomas Sowell's very sober assessment of the upcoming election...I feel I just gotta post this here article that was sent to me by Patrick and let y'all make yur own decisions...

An interesting perspective on the upcoming elections.

Obama and McCain
By Thomas Sowell

Now that the two parties have finally selected their presidential candidates, it is time for a sober- if not grim- assessment of where we are.

Not since 1972 have we been presented with two such painfully inadequate candidates. When election day came that year, I could not bring myself to vote for either George McGovern or Richard Nixon. I stayed home.

This year, none of us has that luxury. While all sorts of gushing is going on in the media, and posturing is going on in politics, the biggest national sponsor of terrorism in the world- Iran- is moving step by step toward building a nuclear bomb.

The point when they get that bomb will be the point of no return. Iran's nuclear bomb will be the terrorists' nuclear bomb- and they can make 9/11 look like child's play.

All the options that are on the table right now will be swept off the table forever. Our choices will be to give in to whatever the terrorists demand- however outrageous those demands might be- or to risk seeing American cities start disappearing in radioactive mushroom clouds.

All the things we are preoccupied with today, from the price of gasoline to health care to global warming, will suddenly no longer matter.

Just as the Nazis did not find it enough to simply kill people in their concentration camps, but had to humiliate and dehumanize them first, so we can expect terrorists with nuclear weapons to both humiliate us and force us to humiliate ourselves, before they finally start killing us.

They have already telegraphed their punches with their sadistic beheadings of innocent civilians, and with the popularity of videotapes of those beheadings in the Middle East.

They have already telegraphed their intention to dictate to us with such things as Osama bin Laden's threats to target those places in America that did not vote the way he prescribed in the 2004 elections. He could not back up those threats then but he may be able to in a very few years.

The terrorists have given us as clear a picture of what they are all about as Adolf Hitler and the Nazis did during the 1930s- and our "leaders" and intelligentsia have ignored the warning signs as resolutely as the "leaders" and intelligentsia of the 1930s downplayed the dangers of Hitler.

We are much like people drifting down the Niagara River, oblivious to the waterfalls up ahead. Once we go over those falls, we cannot come back up again.

What does this have to do with today's presidential candidates? It has everything to do with them.

One of these candidates will determine what we are going to do to stop Iran from going nuclear- or whether we are going to do anything other than talk, as Western leaders talked in the 1930s.

There is one big difference between now and the 1930s. Although the West's lack of military preparedness and its political irresolution led to three solid years of devastating losses to Nazi Germany and imperial Japan, nevertheless when all the West's industrial and military forces were finally mobilized, the democracies were able to turn the tide and win decisively.

But you cannot lose a nuclear war for three years and then come back. You cannot even sustain the will to resist for three years when you are first broken down morally by threats and then devastated by nuclear bombs.

Our one window of opportunity to prevent this will occur within the term of whoever becomes President of the United States next January.

At a time like this, we do not have the luxury of waiting for our ideal candidate or of indulging our emotions by voting for some third party candidate to show our displeasure- at the cost of putting someone in the White House who is not up to the job.

Senator John McCain has been criticized in this column many times. But, when all is said and done, Senator McCain has not spent decades aiding and abetting people who hate America.

On the contrary, he has paid a huge price for resisting our enemies, even when they held him prisoner and tortured him. The choice between him and Barack Obama should be a no-brainer.


Well Sir...Susan Gertson, who BTW is an avid huntress, is gonna try somethin a little differant this Huntin Season....



If'n we aren't very, very careful...we're gonna lose all this......


How COOL is this? I think Y'all will get a kick outta this one.....

Now Sir...with a whole lake out in my front yard, I think I'll finally prove to the neighbors what I been a tellin em fer years...that I can walk on....

Hmmm...hey guys...here's a "Heads-Up" fer ya...literally....

Watermelon, the New Oyster? Fruit Said to Have 'Viagra-Like' Effects on Blood Vessels

Forget the oysters. Texas A&M scientists say watermelon contains ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body's blood vessels and may even increase the libido.

Researchers from Texas A&M have long-studied the fruit and found that it contains natural "enhancers" to the human body.

"We've always known that watermelon is good for you, but the list of its very important healthful benefits grows longer with each study," said Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center, in a news release from the university.

Watermelon and some other fruits and vegetables contain phyto-nutrients, including lycopene, beta carotene and citrulline, which are compounds that produce healthy reactions in the body, Patil said.

Specifically, scientists believe it's the citrulline that has the ability to relax blood vessels, much like Viagra does.

When watermelon is consumed, citrulline is converted into the amino acid arginine, which works “wonders on the heart and circulation system, and maintains a good immune system,” Patil said.

"Watermelon may not be as organ specific as Viagra," he said, "but it's a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side-effects."

The highest concentrations of citrulline are found in the rind of the watermelon. Because the rind is not commonly eaten, Texas A&M researchers Steve King and Hae Jeen Bang are working to produce watermelon hybrids that would bring higher concentrations of citrulline to the flesh of the fruit.

A big old Cookshack HAT-TIP to Susan Gertson fer sendin most of today material along to us....