Saturday, July 05, 2008

Sunday... "Making a Difference", some Harsh Laws, and a project UPDATE.

Well Sir, I gotta tell Y'all that nowadays, I don't have that much respect for teachers and school administrators anymore, and I come from a "teaching family" in which several direct family members have been teachers throughout their lives, good teachers.

With what I observe and hear about today's teachers in our school systems, and their administrators who, to me, seem to lack basic common sense and other attributes, I'm somewhat "soured" on the entire educational system in this country.

However, this is not the point of this post, the point is that here is a teacher who deserves to be honored, respected and recognized for exceptionally fine work. This video takes about 6 minutes, but its well worth it....Thanks Susan fer sendin this to the Cookie....

May God Bless ya lady....

Well Sir...I know its Sunday and all, and I should follow some decorum, but every now and agin I gotta post sumthin frum "That Guy From Boston", who can be really crude and boorish in the way he says things, but his points are usually legitimate....

Photobucket WARNING: Very Strong Language

A Big Old Cookshack THANKS to "Fish" frum down Kentucky way fer sendin me that....

Well Maam, I know when I wurked in restaurants, the policy was, if'n you broke it, it came outta yur paycheck. Looks like this young lady will be wurkin fer nuthing fer a week or two.....


UPDATE: Just a brief update to bring everyone up to speed regarding the Gregory J Harris Military Courtesy Room at the Syracuse International Airport....

Well Sir, as I've often stated before, and undoubtedly will again, I truly dislike just about all bureaucracies, politicians and lawyers. As most of you know, the Mayor of the City of Syracuse, Matt Driscol, and the Commissioner of Aviation, Anthony Mancuso, were nice and generous enough to donate a room at the Syracuse International Airport for our project, and for this, we are extremely grateful, however, we all know what generally happens when a bureaucracy gets involved. Things slow to crawl. As the old saying goes, "the wheels of government move very slowly".

We (Loren Davies, Leroy Bowen, Mary Ann Reitano and myself) had intitially hoped to open the Military Courtesy Room on D-Day, the 6th of June. Obviously, that didn't happen in that we were waiting for the City of Syracuse Common Council to give their required stamp of approval to the project. Having been assured that this room is definately ours, we then set a "soft opening" date for around the 2nd of July to coincide with the 4th of July weekend. Well Sir, the 2nd has come and gone and we still do not have the keys to the room, nor the "Official" sanctification to begin moving supplies and equipment in. There also seems to be some difficulty in finding a common date convenient for the Mayor, Commissioner of Aviation, and every other politician that wants to attend the opening which will be well covered by the media.

Many of you good folks out there have responded so very generously and donated not only monitary contributions, but a very nice large refrigerator, commercial coffee maker, counters and badly needed supplies. However, without the keys to the room, we cannot get these articles into the room and begin setting it up. As you can see, the above sign/picture will greet the troops at the entrance of the room.

So there ya have it, lots of basically good news, but, we are presently in a bureaucratic holding pattern (sounds about right for an Airport dont'cha think?). At this writing, Saturday the 5th of July, we are hoping for an opening of around the
14th of July... and with luck... it'll also be this year. I'll be keeping Y'all posted.....


Friday, July 04, 2008


Well they say, "Ya learn sumthin new everyday". It was only natural that just about every other American blogger was gonna post sumthin patriotic yesterday on the 4th of July, so, I opted instead to stick with comedy and musical movie memorabilia, and put up my patriotic post today....

I found this an interesting read that gives me a new perspective on the French and their history. After reading this, I'm sure Y'all will see certain parallels that have been happening in our great country.... BTW, this THOMAS SOWELL is a very intelligent, well read writer who uses those old arcane concepts called, 1) "Common Sense", and 2) remembering that those who forget or ignore the past, are doomed to repeat it...

How Relevant Is Patriotism? Go Ask France

The Fourth of July is a patriotic holiday, but patriotism has long been viewed with suspicion or disdain by many of the intelligentsia. As far back as 1793, prominent British writer William Godwin called patriotism "high-sounding nonsense."

Internationalism has long been a competitor with patriotism, especially among the intelligentsia. H.G. Wells advocated replacing the idea of duty to one's country with "the idea of cosmopolitan duty."

French soldiers in World War I's Battle of Verdun went from heroes to victims after pacifists got a hold of the history books.

Perhaps nowhere was patriotism so downplayed or deplored than among intellectuals in the Western democracies in the two decades after the horrors of the First World War, fought under various nations' banners of patriotism.

In France , after the First World War, the teachers' unions launched a systematic purge of textbooks, in order to promote internationalism and pacifism.

Books that depicted the courage and self-sacrifice of soldiers who had defended France against the German invaders were called "bellicose" books, to be banished from the schools.

Textbook publishers caved in to the power of the teachers' unions, rather than lose a large market for their books. History books were sharply revised to conform to internationalism and pacifism.

The once-epic story of the French soldiers' heroic defense against the German invaders at Verdun, despite the massive casualties suffered by the French, was now transformed into a story of horrible suffering by all soldiers at Verdun — French and German alike.

In short, soldiers once depicted as national heroes were now depicted as victims — and just like victims in other nations' armies.

Children were bombarded with stories on the horrors of war. In some schools, children whose fathers had been killed during the war were asked to speak to the class, and many of these children — as well as some of their classmates and teachers — broke down in tears.

In Britain , Winston Churchill warned that a country "cannot avoid war by dilating upon its horrors."

In France , Marshal Philippe Petain, the victor at Verdun , warned in 1934 that teachers were trying to "raise our sons in ignorance of or in contempt of the fatherland."

But they were voices drowned out by the pacifist and internationalist rhetoric of the 1920s and 1930s.

Did it matter? Does patriotism matter?

France , where pacifism and internationalism were strongest, became a classic example of how much it can matter.

During the First World War, France fought on against the German invaders for four long years, despite having more of its soldiers killed than all the American soldiers killed in all the wars in the history of the U.S. put together.

But during the Second World War, France collapsed after just six weeks of fighting and surrendered to Nazi Germany. At the bitter moment of defeat, the head of the French teachers' union was told, "You are partially responsible for the defeat."

Charles de Gaulle, Francois Mauriac and other Frenchmen blamed a lack of national will or general moral decay for the sudden and humiliating collapse of France in 1940.
At the outset of the invasion, German and French generals assessed French military forces as more likely to gain victory, and virtually no one expected France to collapse like a house of cards — except Adolf Hitler, who had studied French society instead of French military forces.

Did patriotism matter? It mattered more than superior French tanks and planes.

Most Americans today are unaware of how much our schools have followed in the footsteps of the French schools of the 1920s and 1930s, or how much our intellectuals have become citizens of the world instead of American patriots.

Our media are busy verbally transforming American combat troops from heroes into victims, just as the French intelligentsia did — with the added twist of calling this "supporting the troops."

Will that matter? One day we'll know.

Now Sir, "The Chief" sent me this photygraff yesterday stating that whoever this attractive young lady is was describing a "squid" that she once dated, BUT, the truth is that she talking to the Sailor and telling him about the Marine she went out with the night before....


How True


1. The nicest thing about the future is it always starts tomorrow.

2. Money will buy a fine dog but only kindness will make him wag his tail.

3. If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all.

4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep shit.

6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become
a teenager who wants to stay out all night?

7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a
company can operate without.

8. Why is it that, at class reunions, you feel younger than everyone else looks?

9. Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.

10. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.

11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4AM: It could
be a right number.

13. No one ever says 'It's only a game' when their team's winning.

14. I've reached the age where the happy hour is a nap.

15. Be careful reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.

16. The trouble with bucket seats is not everybody has the same size bucket.

17. Do you realize in about 40 years we'll have millions of old ladies running
around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!)

18. Money can't buy happiness - but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a
Corvette than in a Yugo.

19. After 70 if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead.

A cardiologist died and was given an elaborate funeral. A huge heart
covered in flowers stood behind the casket during the service.

Following the eulogy, the heart opened, and the casket rolled inside.

The heart then closed, sealing the doctor in the beautiful heart forever. At that point, one of the mourners burst into laughter. When all eyes stared at him, he said,

'I'm sorry, I was just thinking of my own funeral........I'm a Gynecologist. '

Upon thinking about this fer a second, The Proctologist fainted.


Well Sir...after a long hard day of bein on my feet in 90 degree weather, the neighbors cat, "Festus" came over to visit and decided to check out the shoe's I had just taken off. Here be a real good example of how "Curiosity killed the cat"....


Gotta thank "Charlie the Cop" frum Chicago and Susan Gertson frum Eagle Lake, Texas fer some of the above submissions.....

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Friday Flicks.....

Now near as the Cookie can tell, the days of good old classic, non-profane humor are long gone. These two guys are amongst the greatest commedians of our time....

Hmmm...I wurked fer a boss like this once, and now that I recall...his name was Lou....


Now Maam...grab a second cup a Joe, smoke em if ya got em, sit back and reminisce a mite....

Musical trailers/scores from some old movies.....

"Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines"

"The Bridge on the River Kwai". In 1957 this was a very popular song and movie, roughly based on a true story from WWII, winning several awards, however, it was so far from the actual truth that it insulted and angered (and rightfully so) the few survivors of the true Japanese brutality, starvation and wholesale murder of these POW's....

...and how many of y'all out there recall the original movie "The Happening"...?

...and at last, the movie that scared the livin B'Jesus outta this 7 year old.....

After watchin this movie in the local "sit & scratch" with my older cousin, for the next several years, every night before I went to bed I checked in the closet and under the bed...just t'make sure...

...If'n that happened today, "The Thing" woulda gotten run over by an "Ice Road Trucker"...

...and finally, a movie, and a song, which helped get Steve McQueen get started....


Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Gettin ready fer the 4th.....

Well Sir...Susan G frum Eagle Lake Texas expresses her feelins regardin men-folks...

Believe it or not.

Woman has Man in it;
Mrs. has Mr . in it;
Female has Male in it;
She has He in it;
Madam has Adam in it;

No wonder men always want to be inside women!

When Men were being born, they struggled like hell to get out from between the legs of a woman, and then men spend all their life and time trying to go back in between the legs of a woman....


Okay, Okay, it all makes sense now...

I never looked at it this way before:

MEN tal illness
MENstrual cramps
MEN tal breakdown
GUY necologist

AND ..

When we have REAL trouble, it's a
HIS terectomy.

Ever notice how all of women's problems start with MEN!

Send this to all the women you know to brighten their day.

Send this to all the men just to annoy them ......

Just in case its real hot where you live, I thought these might cool ya down a mite...


Lost in translation....

Ahhh...excuse me, I ordered "Duck Sauce", NOT Dog Sauce...

I think I knew this guy in was a Marine that I met once...


Hmmm...and just what would y'all name this here kitty....?


Well Sir...this here ad might be fer Mexican food, but I'll be willin t'bet that come this Monday after the 4th of July weekend, some of y'all will be doin the same thing.....


No matter how many times I watch and listen to this, I still thoroughly enjoy it....


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Wednesday Wanks and Wake Up's....

Well 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 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'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....

Monday, June 30, 2008

Tuesday Tid-Bits....

Well seems that the American Association of Commercial Airlines Pilots have requested that a few changes be made in the cockpits of all commercial airlines planes, and if'n they don't get the below changes post-haste, they'll go on strike....

**Click To Enlarge**

....and here be what happened just before the intense PAIN starts....

**Please take note that the second to last photygraff is prophetic of what will happen in the last picture...**

Ah Yes...the joys of being a Border Patrol Officer...


Go ahead...have somemore t'drink....


Ohh...yur gonna get "Change" alright, right after the Obamaman begins giving all yur hard earned Tax money to his planned "Entitlement" programs fer less fortunate folks, many of whom are just too lazy to work, and aliens (illegal or not)....

Like they say, take the bird-feeder down and the birds will stop comin fer their free meal....


Well Sir..."Cocoa frum out Chi-Town way sends us this story that fer some reason, I find very EASY to believe.....

The United Way realized that it had never received a donation from the city's most successful lawyer. So a United Way volunteer paid the lawyer a visit in his lavish office.

The volunteer opened the meeting by saying, 'Our research shows that even though your annual income is over two million dollars, you don't give a penny to charity. Wouldn't you like to give something back to your community through the United Way?'

The lawyer thinks for a minute and says, 'First, did your research also show you that my mother is dying after a long, painful illness and she has huge medical bills that are far beyond h er ability to pay?'

Embarrassed, the United Way rep mumbles, 'Uh... no, I didn't know that.'

'Secondly,' says the lawyer, ' did it show that my brother, a disabled veteran, is blind and confined to a wheelchair and is unable to support his wife and six children?

The stricken United Way rep begins to stammer an apology, but is cut off again.

'Thirdly, did your research also show you that my sister's husband died in dreadful car accident, leaving her penniless with a mortgage and three children, one of whom is disabled and another that has learning disabilities requiring an array of private tutors?'

The humiliated United Way rep, completely beaten, says, 'I'm so sorry, I had no idea.'

And the lawyer says, 'So... if I didn't give any money to them, what makes you think I'd give any to you?


Sexual IQ Test for Mid-West Democrats who live near Chicago.....


Circle T for true and F for false.

1. A menstrual cycle has three wheels. T or F

2. Asphalt describes rectal problems. T or F

3. A G string is part of a fiddle. T or F

4. Semen is a term for sailors. T or F

5. Testicles are found on an octopus. T or F

6. A pubic hair is a wild rabbit. T or F

7. Masturbate is used to catch large fish. T or F

8. Fetus is a character on Gunsmoke. T or F

9. An umbilical cord is a part of a parachute. T or F

10. A condom is a large apartment complex. T or F

11. An orgasm is a person who accompanies a choir. T or F

12. A diaphragm is a drawing in geometry. T or F

13. An erection is when Japanese people vote. T or F

How'd ya do Chief???

Lets face it...this would definately have y'all scratchin yur head. Great Practical Joke!


Sunday, June 29, 2008

Monday...some wisdom, some funnies, and the "Fightin Fwench".

Well Sir...we'll begin with some words of wisdom from the late, great Will Rogers....

"An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."

"Try to live your life so that you wouldn't be afraid to sell the family parrot to the town gossip."

“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”

“Income taxes have made more liars out of the American people than golf.”


Hmmm...Well Sir...the Cookie is gonna have t'give this try.... Thanks "Chicago Charlie"..

The Ziploc Omlet....


Now here be some real simple math fer Y'all......


A husband wrote the following letter for his wife and left it on the dining
room table:

'To My Dear Wife,

You will surely understand that I have certain needs that you, being 60 years old, can no longer satisfy. I am very happy with you, and I value you as a good wife. Therefore, after reading this letter I hope you will not wrongly interpret the fact that I will be spending the evening with my 20-year-old secretary at the Comfort Inn Hotel.

Please don't be upset - I shall be back home before midnight.'

When the man came home late that night he found the following letter on the
dining room table:

'To My Dear Husband,

I received your letter and thank you for your honesty. About my being 60 years old: I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that you are also 60 years old.

As you know, I am a math teacher at our local college. I would like to inform you that while you're at the Comfort Inn, I will be at the Hotel Fiesta with Michael, one of my students, who is also the assistant tennis coach. He is young, virile, and like your secretary, he is 20 years old. As a successful businessman with an excellent knowledge of math, you will understand that we are in the same situation, although with one small difference; 20 goes into 60 a lot more times than 60 goes into 20.

Therefore I will not be home until sometime tomorrow.'

Yet anuther reason why y'all should NEVER trust a woman....


The Lone Ranger turned to Tonto and said, "Tonto, I want you to run around Silver and see if you can create enough of a breeze to get him well."

Tonto said, "Sure, Kemosabe," and took off running circles around Silver.

Not able to do anything except wait, the Lone Ranger returned to the bar to finish his beer. A few minutes later, another cowboy struts into the bar and asks, "Who owns that big white horse outside?"

The Lone Ranger stands again and claims, "I do. What's wrong with him this time?"

The cowboy looks him in the eye and says,

"Oh, nothing, but you left your Injun running."

I KNOW....Groaner!


Scientists Discover Water on Mars!


Marine Corps Mouse.......



Can we say "Shitty"....


If this weren't so'd be funny....,25197,23943890-12335,00.html

Those great "Fightin Fwench"

17 injured by live amo at open day

FOUR people including a child were in a critical condition today after live bullets were used instead of blanks during a French special forces open day, army and regional officials said.

Seventeen people were injured in total.

Fifteen civilians and two soldiers were injured in the incident, of which the details remained unclear, involving a demonstration by members of a marines parachute regiment of hostage liberation exercises, a regional authority, Bernard Lemaire, said.

Four of the 17 were seriously injured, with two described as critical following "incomprehensible'' scenes at the barracks near Carcassone, in the country's south-west.

According to local authorities, five children were among the injured.

Five helicopters, 11 firefighters' first-aid vehicles and two ambulances rushed to the scene to help the injured.

One soldier had been detained, although no explanation was immediately forthcoming for why the wrong ammunition was loaded into weapons.