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Saturday, March 29, 2008
Sunday comparisons.....You make the call...
Well Sir....I debated about postin any links to this movie because, as I stated to y'all afore, I was going to make somewhat of an attempt to almost exclusively post humorous items and/or good positive human interest stories. I'm a firm believer in the old adage..."Keep an Attitude of Gratitude", and "Laughter is the Best Medicine".....
Now folks....some of y'all readin this here blog-post, are either gettin ready to go to church, have already been to church, or...even if'n yur an atheist, know on some basic level that hatred, enslaving and killing other folks is a bad thing.....
So...with that in mind, I'd like y'all to sorta compare yur religion(s), or belief system with that of Islam. "Fitna" is the movie that has just about all of the worlds Muslims up in arms, so much so, that the staff folks of "Live Leak", who were the first to post the movie, have had their lives threatened by Muslims. They have taken these threats very seriously and because they are now in fear for their lives, have now removed "Fitna" from thier web site to insure the health and well being of their employee's....
Now Sir...on this day when you celebrate or practice Love, Compassion, Charity, tolerance, understanding and Good-Will for your fellow man (the basic tenets for most religions), and pray for Peace throughout the world...watch this short 15 minute movie and learn just what certain aspects of Islam are all about.....
I'm almost certain that most folks of my age group and generation always felt throughout our lives that if there was indeed going to be an "Armageddon" someday, that it would be fought between The United States and her Allies against either the Russians, or the Republic of China or a combination thereof and their allies.....BUT....I think it's becoming more evident everyday who will actually be the combatants should this doomsday scenario ever play out.....but...I guess that's just my way a thinkin...
BTW....like many, I've asked the question, "Why are the so called "Moderate Muslims" remaining so quiet regarding the beheading atrocities, the suicide bombings that kill innocent women, children and non-combatants ?" One of the the answers is now painfully clear to me that they who speak out against this "Religion of Peace", Muslim or otherwise, will also very probably suffer the same fate as those in the movie.....
** UPDATE: Well Sir...I did have a link here to the website hosting the movie "Fitna", but after recently being notified by my friend Clint that he and others couldn't get to the movie, I discovered that the hosting website had apparently been hijacked by someone, probably Muslims, and that "Fitna" cannot be viewed at that locale anymore.**
SORRY...but that in itself kinda makes a case for the lack of freedom of speech where Islam is concerned.
Hey...Hillary weren't Lyin!....and don't mess with some a these here Granny's...
Well Sir....I had a friend from Nevada send me this, and I also saw it over at "Bob's Blog"...so....now that the truth is out...I just had t'share it with Y'all....
Don't mess with these granny's.....
Well...Y'all just gonna love this next one. I just saw it over at "fits" place...and although he said it was an Oldie But Goodie"...this is the first time I ever saw it...Thanks "fits" fer this absolutely great video of justice in progress....
Now...this one is an OBG...but still funny....
I posted this a week or so ago...but what the hell...it fits the motiff of this post..."Don't let Grandma make the pancakes...."
...and I'll have a diet coke with that please.....
UPDATE: "Charlie the Cop" just sent me this here song....and I loved it so much...I gotta bump it to the top of this blog-post.....Muchais Gracias Amigo...
ROTFLMAO....Got this frum "Texas Patriot"... T'aint no-where even near Politically Correct, but its funnier than hell....TURN YUR SOUND ON AN BE PREPARED TO LAUGH!!!
If'n Y'all don't like Politically Incorrect stuff....Don't Listen! But it's not really all that bad...
"Manuel went down to Georgia" ...done to Charlie Daniels "The Devil went down to Georgia"....
...OK...lets get this here show on the road. Well Sir...I think I'll let The Chief slide today and give him a break from bustin his cojones... _______________________
So...my buddy "Fish" frum Kentucky reminds us of The Quote of The Day.....
"My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it."
-- Barack Obama
Go ahead...vote fer this guy and kiss yur ass's goodbye.... __________________________________
...and Sue Gertson frum Texas sends us this one....
On a hot summer day, a country backwoodsman came into town with his dog. In that he lived way in the backwoods, he didn't much associate with town-folk and spent most of his time at his isolated home back up in the mountains. He tied the dog under the shade of a tree and went into the bar for a cold beer.
About 20 minutes later a policeman came into the bar and asked who owned the dog tied under the tree.
The back-country man said that it was his.
The policeman said, 'Your dog seems to be in heat.'
The redneck replies, 'No way dog's in heat...she's cool kawse I got 'er tied unner the shade tree.'
The policeman says, 'No! You don't understand your dog needs to be bred.'
'No way,' the redneck says, 'dog don't need bread, she ain't hongry, kawse I fed 'ER beef jerky this mornin'.'
Now the policeman gets mad and yells out; 'NO NO! You don't seem to understand, your dog wants to have sex!'
The redneck looks at him with a long pause and says,
'Go 'head. I always wanted a police dog.' ____________________________
Just wanna make sure that all you women-folk out there are alerted to this scam...
Never argue with a women
One morning the husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap.
Although not familiar with the lake, the wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.
Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, "Good morning, Ma'am. What are you doing?"
"Reading a book," she replies, (thinking, "Isn't that obvious?")
"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her
"I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I' reading"
"Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up."
"For reading a book," she replies,
"You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her again,
"I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading"
"Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up."
"If you do that, I'll have to charge you with Sexual assault," says the woman,
"But I haven't even touched you," says the game warden.
"That's true, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment."
"Have a nice day ma'am," and he left.
MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.
**Gotta give a big ol Cookshack HAT-TIP to "Charlie the Cop" frum Chicago fer that one.... along with a BIG apology fer having inadvertently left him out of the credits in a couple of the previous posts... Charlie sends me lots of good stuff, along with several other good folks, and sometimes the Cookie's got my head up my butt and ferget the folks I value the most.....Thanks agin Charlie.... ** ____________________________
Important tax reminder:Don't forget to pay your taxes......
21 million illegal aliens are depending on you!
Thanks fer the reminder Susan...21 million aliens would now vote fer ya if'n ya was runnin fer President....
Thursday...."Meme: Passion Quilt".. plus...anuther kinda lesson to learn...
Well Sir...a day or so ago, my friend Bob frum over at "Bob's Blog" done "tagged" me fer somethin called a "Passion Quilt". Now Sir...I normally despise gettin tagged fer these here things...BUT...this one kinda hit an area I been a bitchin about lately...."What our young-folks need to be learnin in school"...and to ignore it...woulda been a sacrilege against what I been espousin to Y'all...
So...t'day, I was fortuitous enough to receive the followin video fum my friend Patrick, and it reminded that I'd seen this video some time back and felt very strongly about it at the time....
Y'all read the simple directions and I'll be "taggin" some other bloggers whom I feel will have some good input to this.....
A PASSION QUILT
1) Post a picture or make/take/create your own that captures what YOU are most passionate for students to learn about.
2) Give your picture a short title.
3) Title your blog post “Meme: Passion Quilt.”
4) Link back to this blog entry.
5) Include links to 5 (or more) educators.
My chosen title is: John Wayne speaks fer me....
Sooo...here's 5 more "Educators" who I'm a gonna Tag fer this worthwhile endeavor:
Fer those of ya that don't know what this is...it's an award she gives out on what she so aptly names.."Thesaurus Thursday". Every Thursday MightyMom posts two words that, for the most part aren't words that one would regularly read or speak in standard everyday conversation or prose. You can enter by providing the actual definition of one or both words..OR...by submitting a humorous and comical definition of one or both words (sumthin I believe that the ball-bustin "Chief " frum over at Smolderin Embers would be good at). It's fun, so...today bein Thursday...get yurselves on over to MightyMom's and enter the game.... ________________________
Now Sir...this also sometimes happens to ya after eating yesterday's Split Pea Soup....
...and...I'm gonna end on a much more serious note...a question several Obama supporters have asked me at various times... "Why Not, Barack?". Here's my answer that I got frum "Bob's Blog"....
...and Susan Gertson puts a little "Spring" in our lives with this....
Click on the link below, You'll get a black page.
Then click your mouse anywhere on the page + see what happens.
Better yet, click + drag your mouse all over the page. Enjoy!
Ham'n it up.. Potatoes Au Gratin with Ham.. Split Pea Soup.. Home-Made Ham Salad
Well Sir...if'n yur like my wife and myself, Y'all had a nice Ham fer Easter Sunday, and of course, that means left over Ham. Here be a great recipe I got frum my German Grandmother about 40 years or so ago that will help ya use up some of that fine Ham y'all got left. I think Y'all just might enjoy it....
Cookies Note: Whenever possible, I like to use a good Cast Iron Dutch Oven, as I firmly believe that a well "seasoned" Cast Iron cookin utensil seems to add a better flavor....but y'all can use whatever kind of Dutch Oven ya prefer....
Potatoes au Gratin with Ham
4 lbs. russet potatoes, sliced into thin slices, 1/8" at most. 3 Tbsp. butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 4 medium garlic cloves, minced. 3 Tbsp. flour 4 Cups of a good chicken stock 1 bay leaf 1 Cup of shredded aged white cheddar 1/2 Cup shredded parmesean 1/4 Cup shredded white America cheese Ham pieces, cut into bite-sized pieces.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. -Meanwhile, melt butter in Dutch oven over medium high heat. -Add onions and saute until soft and begins to brown, about 4 to 5 min. -Add the garlic and saute for about 1 minute. -Add flour and stir until browned, about 1 min. -Slowly pour in all the Chicken Stock, scraping browned bits from the bottom of the Dutch Oven. -Add bay leaf and simmer over Medium heat until stock is reduced and sauce gets thick, stirring occasionally, about 10 to 15 minutes. -Add the cheese's, stirring to melt. -Add sliced potatoes and Ham pieces in layers and stir to coat. -Cover Dutch oven and place in oven to cook for about 50 minutes. -Remove top of Dutch oven, stir slightly to recoat the potatoes and place back into oven to brown for 15 to 20 minutes or to your desired doneness. -Remove Dutch oven from oven and let cool, uncovered, for about 10 minutes before serving.
...and here's a simple, but good recipe fer homemade Split Pea Soup. Now, there are many other recipe's and procedures, including pureeing, but this soup is easy to make and tastes almost as good as other, more involved recipe's....and uses a big old leftover meaty Ham-Bone...
SPLIT PEA SOUP
1 lb of dried Split Peas 1 Meaty Ham Bone 3 Quarts of water 3 tsp’s Kosher Salt 2 tsp Pepper ½ tsp marjoram leaves 2 cups of Chopped Onions ¾ cup of Chopped Carrots
Put the Split Peas inta the water and bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand fer about 1 hour or so….
Add the Ham Bone, salt, pepper, marjoram and chopped onions…cover and simmer for 1 ½ to 2 hours. Let cool….remove Ham Bone and pick off all the good pieces and chunks of ham y’all can find and return them to the soup. Discard the ham bone or give it to the dog…yur choice.
Add the carrots and simmer until they’re tender…about 20 to 30 minutes or so. Bring soup up to yur desired taste by adding salt, pepper or other spices.
To serve…y’all can also boil up some hotdogs or Polish Sausage like I do, slice em and float em on the top of the full soup bowl. I also serve the soup over slices of toast…..
Now Sir....it won't be long now till "Prom Season" arrives...and fer all those anxious Mommy's & Daddy's out there who have a young lassie ya might be concerned about...Y'all might wanna consider gettin a dress like this fer yur daughter....
** Click To Enlarge if necessary...**
Now...somethin I always enjoy is good Home-Made Ham Salad. Y'all should really have Meat-Grinder when makin this.....
Simple Home-Made Ham Salad
Leftover Ham cut into chunks. 1 Jar of Sweet "Bread & Butter" Pickles, or Sweet Gherkins Mayonnaise
First...grind up Ham chunks through the meat grinder into a large bowl. Next....grind up the Sweet Pickles through the meat grinder into the same bowl. Lastly...Blend ground ham and pickles, adding the Mayonnaise to your desired consistency, maybe adding a little sweet pickle juice if you desire...I do.
Voila...Home-Made Ham Salad..... _________________________
HOW DO YOU SLOW DOWN A HOOKER FROM GOING TOO FAST???????
PUT A GOVERNOR ON HER !!!!!!
Now Sir...I especially picked this photygraff of "Mr." Spitzer so that y'all could have some fun writing a caption fer it.... _________________________________
OK...lets highlight a few comedic scene's regardin "Women Drivers"...and NO...I'm NOT fightin with my better half..... funny is funny..
...Just in case ya wuz ever thinkin of screwin around with a Presidential motorcade....
Have you ever wondered what all those extra SUVs are in the Presidential or VIP motorcades? You know, the ones with blacked windows that no one gets in or out of.
Well, wonder no more. They have a 6 barreled 7.62 mm mini gun. They fire over 4,000 rounds per minute The wipers need to be run to remove spent casings when the weapon is firing.
This video is from the company that makes this happen. The vehicle is also armor plated.
...and Susan Gertson sends us a story about a mighty smart cab driver....
The Cheatin' Wife …
A man, returning home a day early from a business trip, got into a taxi at the airport. It was after midnight. While en route to his home, he asked the cabby if he would be a witness. The man suspected his wife was having an affair, and he intended to catch her in the act. For $100, the cabby agreed.
Quietly arriving at the house, the husband and the cabby tiptoed into the bedroom. The husband switched on the lights, yanked the blanket back and there was his wife in bed with another man.
The husband put a gun to the naked man's head. The wife shouted, 'Don't do it! This man has been very generous! I lied when I told you I inherited money. He paid for the Corvette I gave you. He paid for our new cabin cruiser. He paid for your season Pittsburgh Steeler tickets. He paid for our house at the lake. He paid for our country club membership, and he even pays for the monthly dues!'
Shaking his head from side-to-side, the husband slowly lowered the gun.. He looked over at the cabby and said, 'What would you do?' The cabby said, " I'd cover his ass with that blanket before he catches a cold.." ____________________________
...and a very smart Farmer....
Protecting the Chickens!
Farmer John lived on a quiet rural highway but, as time went by, the traffic slowly built up at an alarming rate. The traffic was so heavy and so fast that his chickens were being run over at a rate of three to six a day.
So one day Farmer John called the sheriff’s office and said, "You've got to do something about all of these people driving so fast and killing all of my chickens."
"What do you want me to do?" asked the sheriff.
"I don't care; just do something about those crazy drivers!"
So the next day he had the county workers go out and erected a sign that said:
SLOW: SCHOOL CROSSING
Three days later Farmer John called the sheriff and said, "You've got to do something about these drivers. The 'school crossing' sign seems to make them go even faster."
So, again, the sheriff sends out the county workers and they put up a new sign:
SLOW: CHILDREN AT PLAY
that really sped them up. So Farmer John called and called and called every day for three weeks. Finally, he asked the sheriff, "Your signs are doing no good. Can I put up my own sign?"
The sheriff told him, "Sure thing, put up your own sign."
He was going to let the Farmer John do just about anything in order to get him to stop calling everyday to complain.
The sheriff got no more calls from Farmer John. Three weeks later, curiosity got the best of the sheriff and he decided to give Farmer John a call. "How's the problem with those drivers. Did you put up your sign?"
"Oh, I sure did. And not one chicken has been killed since then. I've got to go. I’m very busy."
He hung up the phone.
The sheriff was really curious now and he thought to himself, "I'd better go out there and take a look at that sign... it might be something that WE could use to slow down drivers..."
So the sheriff drove out to Farmer John's house, and his jaw dropped the moment he saw the sign. It was spray-painted on a sheet of wood:
NUDIST COLONY - Go slow and watch out for chicks!!
Well Sir...like my buddy Patrick, who sent this to me said..."Funny in any language"...
Has yur life turned inta a Country & Western song..... ???
The Seven Dwarfs go to the Vatican , and because they are 'the seven dwarfs' they get ushered in to see the Pope.
Dopey leads the pack.
'Dopey my son,' says the Pope, 'what can I do for you?'
Dopey asks, 'Excuse me, Your Excellency, but are there any dwarf nuns in Rome ?'
The Pope wrinkles his brow at the odd question, thinks for a moment and answers, 'No Dopey, there are no dwarf nuns in Rome .'
In the background a few of the dwarfs begin giggling.
Dopey turns around and gives them a glare, silencing them.
Dopey turns back to face the Pope.
'Your Worship, are there any dwarf nuns in all of Europe ?'
The Pope, puzzled again, thinks for a moment and then answers, 'No Dopey, there are no dwarf nuns in all of Europe .'
This time all the other dwarfs burst into laughter
Once again, Dopey turns around and silences them all with an angry glare.
Dopey turns back to the Pope and says, 'Mr. Pope, are there ANY dwarf nuns in the whole world?'
The Pope answers, 'I'm sorry, my son, there are no dwarf nuns anywhere in the world.'
The other dwarfs collapse into a heap, rolling, and laughing, pounding on the floor, tears rolling down their cheeks as they begin chanting:
'Dopey screwed a penguin!' 'Dopey screwed a penguin!' ______________________________
Ahhh Yes...this is the way it was in "the good old days" when I first became a cop. Back then, ya could do shit like this and be justified.....
Yupper...The Original Happy Meal.....
Thanks fer that one Pat..... ______________________________
No one believes seniors . . . Everyone thinks they are senile.
An Elderly couple was celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their old neighborhood after they retired.
Holding hands they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Andy had carved 'I love you, Sally.'
On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically landing at their feet Sally quickly picked it up, but not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she counted the money--fifty-thousand dollars..
Andy said, 'We've got to give it back.'
Sally said, 'Finders keepers.' She put the money back in the bag and hid it in their attic.
The next day, two FBI men were canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on the door.
'Pardon me, but did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?'
Sally said, 'No.'
Andy said, 'She's lying. She hid it up in the attic.'
Sally said , 'Don't believe him, he's getting senile.'
The agents turn to Andy and began to question him.
One says: 'Tell us the story from the beginning'
Andy said, 'Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday . . '
The first FBI guy turns to his partner and says, 'We're outta here..' ___________________________
...AND...since today is International Disturbed People's Day
I'm sending this encouraging message to all my disturbed friends out there (especially one "Courtesy/Civility Challenged Jarhead")...
I don't care if you lick windows,
take the special bus...
or occasionally pee on yourself...
You hang in there sunshine's...you guys are frigging special to me! _______________________________
Little Suzy had a box of very small kittens that she was trying to give away, so she had them out on the street corner with a sign "FREE KITTENS" next to them. Suddenly a long line of big black cars came up with a policeman on a motorcycle in front. The cars all stopped and a tall black man stepped out from the biggest car. "Hi, little girl, what do you have there in the box?" he asked.
"Kittens" Little Suzy says. "They're so small, their eyes are not even open yet."
"What kind of kittens are they?" he asked. "Democrats" says Little
Suzy. The tall man smiled, returned to his car and they drove away.
Sensing a good photo opportunity, Sen. Obama called his campaign
manager and told him about the little girl with the kittens.
It was planned that they would return the next day, have all the media
there and tell everyone about these "democrat" kittens.
The next day, Little Suzy is standing out on the corner with her box
of kittens with the "FREE KITTENS" sign and the big motorcade of
black cars pulled up with all the vans and trucks from ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN.
Everyone had their cameras ready and then Sen. Obama got out
of his limo and walked up to Little Suzy. "Now don't be frightened,"
he said, I just want you to tell all these nice news people just what
kind of kittens you're giving away today."
"Yes sir," Suzy said, "they are all REPUBLICAN kittens."
Taken by surprise, Sen. Obama said, "But yesterday you told
me they were DEMOCRATS."
Little Suzy says, "Yes, I know. But today, they have their eyes open." _________________________________
Over the past several days, I've used various photygraffs, video's, cartoons and articles forwarded to me by several of my regular contributors and On-Line Buddy's...
They are: Susan Gertson frum Eagle Lake, Texas. Missy Susan is excellent around a kitchen and has sent me many of her best recipe's over the years, which I have posted so that we all may enjoy her Epicurean delights. She's also an avid supporter of our Military as well as being a Gold Star Mom....and over time, Susan and her hubby Gayle have become a good friends of Cookie and his wife.....
"Charlie The Cop" is quite a character frum out Chicago way. He's a long retired Police Officer who has some real humorous stories to tell about the "old days" when thing weren't as "Politically Correct" as in todays world. He's also well known by several Chicago radio DJ's, and enjoys cooking as much as the Cookie duz....
Now...there's that ever cantankerous, grouchy old Gyrene who suffers from perpetual "Irritable Bowel Syndrome", "The Chief". He can be the most annoyin person y'all ever wanna meet...but ya cain't help lovin the guy cause he's such character and secretly has a heart as big as all outdoors (although he don't want ya t'know that). Ever now and agin the Chief will send sumthin to the Cookie via E-Mail, and then when I use it on the blog, he accuses me of "Stealin it"....can y'all believe it...me...Cookie...stealin sumthin....why I never...
...and of course we cain't be fergettin me good com padre Patrick. Patrick sends me good stuff all the time, and frum time to time on his blog, he likes to reminisce about his adventures and experiences back in Nam and snowbound Rome, NY (just up the road frum The Cookshack). I took an instant likin to Patrick because when I first met him and was perusin his blog, I saw a sign that says he takes great pleasure in annoyin the hell outta Liberals...Yupper...My kinda guy....
Recently, my good amiga MightyMom has been sendin the Cookie some real good stuff which I've been usin quite frequently. Her hubby is a retired "Submariner", which right off the bat qualifies him as he real great guy. Now Sir...MightyMom's blog is really more fer women-folk, however, every Thursday she has sumthin she calls "Thesaurus Thursday", and it's fun to play, so stop by frum time to time and make yur acquaintance with her....BTW...her and her hubby have a beautiful family....
Then there be "Fish" frum Kentucky. "Fish" used to have a blog of his own but because of persistant and regular problems with "Blogger", finally said to hell with it. I don't know that much about "Mr.Fish" other than the fact he's takin life easy and enjoyin his retirement..AND...that he sends me some excellent stuff all the time....
Now here's a guy I met fer the first time this past summer at my house (Above photygraff), his name is Clint Griffin. Clint is the Official Ship's Photographer fer the USS Midway docked in San Diego. Now Sir...Clint is an old Jarhead frum way back, but he looks more like an old Pirate cause he wears an eye patch over one eye. All he needs to complete the picture is a parrot perched on his shoulder. Now...there must sumthin about the Marine Corps cause Clint's on the cantankerous and irritable side like "The Chief", however, Clint not only sends me good cartoons, video's and joke, he also sends me current photygraff's of events happenin in San Diego and on the Midway....
I think both "The Chief" and Clint sorta just tolerate the Cookie cause I'm an old Seabee, and Marines and Seabee's almost always work together in theaters of war...in fact we wear the same uniform.....
Now...some other folks I gotta say thanks to as well are "Cocoa" (a friend of The Chief's but I don't hold that against her), and CSSSCC frum Tampa. Both send me good things frum time t'time...
Now Sir...if'n I've left anyone out, and that's highly possible cause like they say, "the mind is the second thing to go", just leave a comment or an E-mail and do my penance in the next blogpost.....
I'm just an old Vietnam era Disabled Veteran Seabee, (and an old "Diesel-Boat" Sub-Sailer ) who's just a killin time...till time kills me. After retiring from many years in Law Enforcement as a Detective Sergeant, I now spends most a m'time a cookin fer feller sportsmen(and m' Wife) & writin a cook'n column fer a Fish & Game Magazine. I Hunt & Fish and don't care much fer liberals or ACLUers. I live in a small northern NY town on Oneida Lake, and like it that way. I can be as cantankerous as a Grizzly Bear with a tooth ache, or as cuddly as a Teddy Bear...mostly the former...