Saturday, October 18, 2008

S'More Sunday Sunries...and indisputable proof of US troops abusing Iraqi civilians!

Well Now...big day ahead...Gotta go over to Oneida Lake tonight and watch the Submarine races before the lake freezes over. Well...whatja expext?



HERE IT IS FOLKS! Absolute proof of our troops hurting and torturing Iraqi civilians. Being an "Investigative Blogger", I've been searchin high and low and worked tirelessly for this proof....and now, I've finally found it. Indisputable proof beyond all reproach!

What an expose' this is.....!!!

Armed American Troops Force Iraqis to Seesaw Until They Talk!

Iraqi Child Bites GI In Self Defense After Obvious Torture!

GI Falls Asleep On Duty While Using Iraqi Child As Body Armor!

(If you have a hard time reading the caption above, it states: 'Air force Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt,

of the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group at Balad , Iraq , cradles a young girl as they both sleep in the hospital.

The girl's entire family was executed by Insurgents; the killers shot her in the head as well.

The girl received treatment at the U.S. military hospital in Balad, but cries and moans often.

According to nurses at the facility, Gebhardt is the only one who can calm down the girl, so he has spent the last several nights holding her while they both sleep in the chair.')

GI Overheard to say 'Talk or I'll tickle you till you pee!'

More Evidence Of Failed US Intelligence Policy.

Soldier Attempts to Eat Iraqi Child !

Clear Evidence of Forced Labor by Troops!

Iraqis Grateful That American Forces Did Not Open Fire During Soccer Game!

Soldier Caught At 'Tickle-Torture' To Extract Intelligence!

GI Forces Iraqi Child To Hang By Fingertips!

No comment here. There's nothing funny about this one.

May the good Lord bless every one of our troops wherever they are!

Gotta give a real big Cookshack HAT TIP to Bob Walker fer sendin us this....Tahnk You very much Bob!

Who Knows? The way things are going...this could be our future....

A BIG Cookshack HAT TIP to "The Chieftan" from over at Smolderin Embers fer havin passed this one along.....

Sunday Sundries(The Early Edition)....and a legitimate question to Y'all....

Now Sir....this here be the bravest dog I've ever seen.....


Now here be somethin y'all will never likely see...."Dancin with the Stars"....

Thanks "Chicago Charlie" fer sending Cookie this....


From my friend Patrick over at "PRH....A Day in the Life" comes this great idear...

Darned clever, these Canadians!

Perhaps America and Europe should consider changing their currencies too.

Due to the global war on terrorism, many terrorist organizations have had their finances frozen. Consequently, they have resorted to counterfeiting.

The Canadians have decided to redesign their currency to prevent the radical Muslims from even touching it! It is also hoped that this will have a positive effect on tourism :

Muslim terrorists have to kill themselv e s if they see a naked woman.

Those Canadians always find the solution!

Must be the pure water up there in the North.

Cookie has a legitimate question fer all you bloggers & regular readers out there....

Recently, I've posted two segments regarding whether or not Barack Obama IS or IS NOT a bonafide Citizen of these here United States. One segment is a video a few posts back from a lawyer who has sued Obama and his campaign to produce his birth records, and the other, a news story regarding yet a second lawsuit to have Obama produce these pertinent records.

My friend Gert from the UK believes these two posts are a "conservative cause" action on a conspiracy level equal to that of the Roswell, New Mexico UFO stories. So...Here's my question to Y'all....

Does anyone out there have any certified, bonafide or provable news articles or information that there is anything to, or against, these two posts I have posted. If this is all a bunch of hogwash or bullshit, I will gladly rescind and recant these posts immediately, admit my error and apologize to Y'all for not attempting to verify these posts concerning the question of Obama's actual citizenship.

I receive many, MANY E-mails and correspondence daily that I do not post as it is just BS or, as Gert so aptly put it, along the lines of the Roswell conspiracy stuff. I DO NOT like to intentionally post things that are not true or misleading (jokes excluded), that would tend to incite certain folks, or are just plain'n this question regarding Obama's citizenship, something two people have actually filed lawsuits to ascertain, is BS...




**It should NOT take a lawsuit to produce these documents...somethin that you and I could do almost instantly were we asked......!!! I don't care if'n yur a Democrat, Republican or Independent, our next President needs to be a citizen of this great nation...NOT someone ineligible for that most powerful position!**

Gotta THANK "Upstate Nikki" fer this cartoon.....

Hmmm....a horse race that mimics real life fer some folks..... Thanks to "Charlie the Cop"



Friday, October 17, 2008

Saturday Sundries....

ADDENDUM: Why is Obama fighting this so hard????

Are we about to perhaps elect a man to the presidency that IS NOT a U.S. Citizen??

2nd lawsuit challenges Obama's citizenship
Man demands state verify birth records or remove senator from ballots

Posted: October 16, 2008
12:20 am Eastern

By Chelsea Schilling
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

In a second lawsuit challenging Barack Obama's "natural born" citizenship, a Washington resident is demanding officials review original or certified birth documents for the Democratic Party presidential candidate.

Steven Marquis of Fall City, Wash., filed suit Oct. 9 in Washington State Superior Court, calling for Secretary of State Sam Reed to determine whether Obama is a citizen before Election Day. Marquis released a statement saying the state has the authority to "prevent the wholesale disenfranchisement of voters" who might have otherwise had the opportunity to choose a qualified candidate should records show Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen.

"At this point, Mr. Obama has not allowed independent or official access to his birth records nor supporting hospital records," Marquis wrote. "The Hawaii Health Department has violated Federal law by ignoring formal Freedom of Information requests for the same."

Marquis referenced prominent Pennsylvania Democrat and attorney Philip J. Berg's lawsuit in U.S. District Court against Sen. Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee for proof of Obama's American citizenship.

"Mr. Obama failed to respond to the District Court's request to produce or allow access to the official documents (should they exist) and instead filed a motion to dismiss arguing the Plaintiff had no 'standing' or right to know," he said. "This non-response as of 9/24/2008 in Federal court casts doubt on the veracity of the electoral system and is the principal reason for this lawsuit."

Marquis said his late entry of the lawsuit is due to Obama's "delay and subsequent non response to reasonable request for valid certificates."

He indicated that his requests for certification of the birth documents were rejected by Washington's Office of the Secretary of State. Marquis requested an injunction to force the office to confirm Obama's U.S. citizenship or remove his name from Washington ballots. He said the agency is "specifically charged with certifying and guaranteeing the veracity of official documents and overseeing the elections to wit the people's confidence in the fundamental aspect of democracy is maintained."

However, Marquis continued, "To date, in this regard, Secretary of State Sam Reed has not carried out that fundamental duty."

I truly believe that many of you other bloggers out there need to begin posting these articles as well.... Cookie

How many of y'all remember this show? I saw it posted over at "Shooting the Messenger" and thought I'd re-post it. Some of this post might remind y'all of Saturday mornin's.....

....Or this?......

....and here be a real "Oldie".....

...and yet anuther.....

and how many of y'all recall this one.....

...and ya cain'y ferget this one.....



I can't respond to any emails today, something has crashed on my computer!


Saturday morning I got up early, dressed quietly, made my lunch, grabbed the dog, slipped quietly into the garage to hook the boat up to the truck, and proceeded to back out into a torrential down pour.

The wind was blowing 50 mph. I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad throughout the day.

I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed. There I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered,

'The weather out there is terrible.'

My loving wife of 20 yrs replied, 'Can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that??"

I still don't know to this day if she was joking, but I have stopped fishing.

Ya gotta love Grandchildren....

Do NOT lose your Grandkids in the Mall...

A small boy was lost at a large shopping mall.

He approached a uniformed policeman and said, "I've lost my grandpa!"

'The cop asked, "What's he like?"

The little boy hesitated for a moment and then replied ,

"Crown Royal whiskey and women with big tits."











Just keepin Y'all informed.....


My kinda guy......

Gotta Thank Missy Vicky frum out Kansas way fer that one....

Thursday, October 16, 2008

If'n yur an Obama supporter...ya really need to see this video...and, CONGRATULATIONS to me..

THIS MAY BE THE OCTOBER SURPRIZE Y'ALL BEEN HEARIN ABOUT! I'd heard about this lawsuit a few weeks back...but then heard nothing...TILL NOW. All of us, both Democrat and Republican need to see this October surprize.....

If'n I were you my friend...I'd REALLY watch my back. I honestly feel that certain elements of Obama supporters are extreme enough(like the Che Guevera supporter in one of his campaign offices), and capable figure it out...

....and along the same very questionable line.....


Regarding Obama's "income redistribution" plans....I'm reminded of an old adage.

Whenever any politician proposes a plan that would "rob Peter to pay Paul" can ALWAYS count on Paul's vote!

HEY HEY HEY!! I just went over the 100,000 mark for hits on my blog....

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ya gotta love Denny Crane....and some voter registration fraud that'll really piss ya off...

** Just added...been lookin fer this one**


Borrowed this from the "Gunny" over at "Shooting The Messenger".....

Kennesaw Revisited

"In 1981, Morton Grove, Illinois became the first town in the U.S. to pass a flat out ban on the possession of handguns within the town limits by anyone except police and active duty military during the performance of their official duties. In response, the town of Kennesaw, Georgia passed a gun law of their own in March of 1982. The Kennesaw law was almost the exact opposite to the Morton Grove ordinance. Rather than banning handgun possession, Kennesaw required every head-of-household to keep at least one firearm and appropriate ammunition in their home – with exemptions for those who had religious or philosophical objections to maintaining or using weapons. In other words, gun ownership was mandatory except for people who didn’t want to own a gun.

While Morton Grove became an instant media darling, Kennesaw became a pariah and a punch line. Pundits and “reporters” made jokes and wild predictions about the blood that would soon run in the streets of the small town a few miles North of Atlanta. The derision can still be heard occasionally from a late-night talk show host or a reflective news anchor, but all of the predictions of the “Wild West” and shootouts over fender-benders, simply didn’t pan out. Of course this lack of disaster was simply ignored by most in the media as were the actual results of this little comparative experiment.

Kennesaw and Morton Grove weren’t really a fair comparison when the experiment started. Kennesaw was pretty rural while Morton Grove was solidly suburban. Kennesaw had a population of only about 5500 while Morton Grove was closer to 23,000. And Kennesaw had a per capita crime rate significantly higher than the national average while Morton Grove enjoyed a relatively low crime rate. The fact is, Kennesaw was at a marked disadvantage from the beginning of this comparison. In the nearly three decades since these laws went into effect, Kennesaw’s disadvantage has grown rather than shrunk. While Morton Grove has remained at a fairly steady population, Kennesaw’s population has boomed to take a slight lead. While Morton Grove’s residents are slightly older than the national average, Kennesaw’s are significantly younger. Both towns are predominantly White, but Kennesaw has more Blacks and Hispanics while Morton Grove’s minority population is predominantly Asian. Statistically, Asian populations have the lowest crime rates of any minority while Blacks and Hispanics have the highest crime rates in the nation.

With all of these disadvantages working against Kennesaw, how did the two communities actually fare?

Morton Grove’s relatively low crime rate went up by over 15% immediately after enactment of the ban (12% more than surrounding areas) and has held pretty steady at just a tad below the national average ever since. There has been no statistical indication of the handgun ban having any positive effect.

Kennesaw is a different story though. In 1982, the year the firearms requirement was enacted, Kennesaw realized a 74% reduction in crime against persons over the previous year. That rate then dropped 45% between 1982 and 1983."

Still waiting for the blood to run in the Kennesaw streets?

Don't count on it. Statistics, trends, bellwethers, projections, all go out the window when reality takes over. People who are incapable of defending themselves will forever be nothing more than prey animals. Chicago, NYC, LA, doesn't matter where, but what does matter are two incontrovertible facts.

More minorities means the potential for more crime. More people "allowed" to own guns means that such criminals look elsewhere for their daily bread.

Know why the above mentioned cities can't, and I mean CAN'T join the rest of the country and permit the exercise of basic human rights? The blood would run for a while, and a lot of it, too. The imbalance would take some time to be remedied, and in the meantime those who should be incarcerated but are left free to pillage at will would take advantage of rights afforded to actual civilized human beings and until they pretty much killed one another off with the rest taken out by the police and armed citizens.

It isn't as if they would move to where one is expected to work an honest living. Too late for that. Too many generations of welfare-fed men and women who aren't anywhere near ready to rejoin society. That's why they stay, elect politicians who are ready with the handouts and who ban guns to keep them safe. More of them arrive to partake of the giveaways and suddenly you wake up one morning and ALL of our major cities are worlds unto themselves.

When will it change? Probably never, at least not without another sort of revolution. In the meantime, we worry that such lowlife scum such as Barack Obama can actually become the President of the United States because the thugs and their apologists fear freedom more than just about anything else.


A busload of politicians was driving down a country road when all of a sudden, the bus ran off the road and crashed into a tree in an old farmer's field.

The old farmer, after seeing what had happened, went over to investigate. He then proceeded to dig a hole to bury the politicians. A few days later the local sheriff came out, saw the crashed bus, and asked the old farmer where all the politicians had gone.

The old farmer said he had buried them. The sheriff asked the old farmer, 'Were they all dead?'

The old farmer replied, 'Well, some of them said they weren't, but you know how them bastards lie.'

"Part of the Problem"....


WOW!!! Gotdammit....I'm really pissed about this! Brunner admits over 200,000 voter registrations forms out in Ohio are unmatchable! Ace over at "Pajama's Media" has this great expose' regarding voter registration fraud.

Y'all gott read this..cause you'll be as pissed off as I am over this. What's happenin out there in Ohio has cancelled my vote, your vote and hundreds of thousands of other Republican vote's.....


"A Cowboy's Weddin Night."

A cowboy and his wife had just got married and found a nice hotel for their wedding night.

The man approached the front desk and asked for a room.

He said, 'We're on our honeymoon and we need a nice room with a good strong bed.'

The clerk winked, 'You want the 'Bridal'?'

The cowboy reflected on this for a moment and then replied, 'Nope, I reckon not. I'll just hold onto her ears until she gets used to it.'

Some late Wednesday Wanks.....


 the next one Hash made outta Rabbit...or Hash fer the rabbit to get high???

Yur other right stupid......

British National Security....Hmmm!

Oh Boy!!!




Here be an early Trick or Treat

**Make sure you hit stomp**..........



THE PATRIOT MICRO CHIP is intended to be implanted in terrorists.

The implant is specifically designed to be installed in the forehead.
When properly installed it will allow the implantee to speak to Allah.

It comes in various sizes.....

Disclaimer :
Installation of the Patriot Micro Chip may or may not be painless.
Known side effects include possible dizziness, bleeding and/or swelling that may occur.

Erectile dysfunction will occur in all cases.

Best regards,

Semper Fi


Where are my French Fries......


Now Sir....this is one guy who really LOVES much so, he's really gonna miss him when he's gone....


Now Sir....I'm certainly not a fan of Dick Morris but, having watched him make several predictions regarding certain political and campaign situations and events on the O'reilly Factor, and then having observed his statements come true, I cain't just dismiss him as an embittered Clinton Administration castaway.

ACORN Could Cause Obama's Fall

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 2:04 PM

By: Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

As Obama lengthens his lead, the Republicans are praying that the election becomes close enough for the Democrats to steal. But meanwhile, ACORN, the radical community group, is becoming an embarrassment for Obama.

It is not as if its shenanigans are likely to tip the result, with the Democrats so far ahead. But as it is raided by the FBI in state after state (11 so far), it is becoming identified as the electoral equivalent of Greenpeace, extremists who will stop at nothing to get their way.

What makes ACORN particularly embarrassing for Obama is that he used to be one of them. He served as general counsel for ACORN in Illinois, channeled millions to the organization from the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (whose funds he distributed) and has lately spent $800,000 of his campaign money to subsidize the group's activities.

For this emolument, ACORN has registered voters 15 times over, canvassed the graveyards for votes, and prepared to commit electoral fraud on a massive scale.

With friends like this, Obama doesn't need enemies. As their radical activities make headlines every day, Obama's intimate involvement with these radicals becomes more and more of a political liability.

The other Obama scandals have no topical relevance. The Rev. Wright no longer spews hatred from the pulpit and has apparently been persuaded to stay away from media interviews. William Ayers is likewise making himself scarce, and the Obama/Ayers relationship, whatever it may have been, is clearly in the past.

Rezko is facing sentencing in his own corruption case, but isn't likely to turn on the one man who may acquire the power to pardon him.

But, as Election Day approaches and early balloting proceeds in many states, ACORN's tactics will get more and more media attention. As election officials discover ACORN frauds, the association will become more injurious to Obama, particularly when it is his own campaign that is funding many of the fraudulent activities.

At the very least, the negative publicity ACORN will attract will paint Obama as a radical with questionable judgment. At the most, it might cause voters to wonder if he is not himself involved in electoral fraud.

The recent book by Wall Street Journal editor John Fund, "Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy," discusses the prevalence of voter fraud, made newly possible by lax enforcement of laws requiring identification to vote. As Fund indicates, the motor/voter laws have encouraged waves of new voters, many of them ineligible to participate. Let us remember that eight of the Sept. 11 hijackers were registered to vote!

So ACORN is the gift that will keep on giving as its activities attract attention while Election Day nears. But are these McCain attacks on Obama going to work?

Clearly they have not so far. Obama has lower negatives than McCain, and his unfavorable rating has not risen despite the avalanche of attack advertising to which he has been subjected.

Possibly, voters are just inured to the attacks and disregard them. But more likely they are just distracted by the financial meltdown all around them. We have never had a presidential race, since 1944, where the contest was not the most important news in the four weeks before the election. (In 1944, the war overshadowed the election, much to the frustration of the Republican candidate, Thomas E. Dewey.)

The candidates seem unable to get a word in edgewise as the financial news dominates. People follow the Dow Jones more than the Gallup, Rasmussen, or Zogby polls.

If the presidential race remains an afterthought, crowded out by the financial news, Obama will waltz into the White House by a comfortable margin. But if the stock market stops its gyrations for a while and no new household name/corporation or bank goes broke, the negatives against Obama will compel attention at last.

And then the race may close swiftly and dramatically.

© 2008 Dick Morris & Eileen McGann



Sorry...NO POST today...Gotta start doin a few things around the ranchero and buttoning up fer the winter.......

BUT....if'n ya wanna hear just how informed Obama voter are...just listen to this short...but GREAT clip from the Howard Stern show. It just goes to show that some black voters are only voting for Obama because he's black......

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Y'all gonna love this one....specially you women-folk out there....

The Rambo Granny of Melbourne , Australia

Gun-toting granny Ava Estelle, 81, was so ticked-off when two thugs raped her 18-year-old granddaughter that she tracked the unsuspecting ex-cons down - - and shot off their testicles.

The old lady spent a week hunting these men down -- and when she found them, she took revenge on them in her own special way, said Melbourne police investigator Evan Delp. Then she took a taxi to the nearest police station, laid the gun on the sergeant's desk and told him as calm as could be:

'Those bastards will never rape anybody again, by God.'

Cops say convicted rapist and robber Davis Furth , 33, lost both his penis and his testicles when outraged Ava opened fire with a 9-mm pistol in the hotel room where he and former prison cell mate Stanley Thomas, 29, were holed up.

The wrinkled avenger also blew Thomas' testicles to kingdom come, but doctors managed to save his mangled penis, police said. The one guy, Thomas, didn't lose his manhood, but the doctor I talked to said he won't be using it the way he used to, Detective Delp told reporters. Both men are still in pretty bad shape, but I think they're just happy to be alive after what they've been through.

The Rambo Granny swung into action August 21 after her granddaughter Debbie was carjacked and raped in broad daylight by two knife-wielding creeps in a section of town bordering on skid row. 'When I saw the look on my Debbie's face that night in the hospital, I decided I was going to go out and get those bastards myself 'cause I figured the Law would go easy on them,' recalled the retired library worker. 'And I wasn't scared of them, either-- because I've got me a gun and I've been shooting' all my life. And I wasn't dumb enough to turn it in when the law changed about owning one'

So, using a police artist's sketch of the suspects and Debbie's description of the sickos', tough-as-nails, Ava spent seven days prowling the wino-infested neighbourhood where the crime took place till she spotted the ill fated rapists entering their flophouse hotel.

I knew it was them the minute I saw 'em, but I shot a picture of 'em anyway and took it back to Debbie and she said sure as hell, it was them, the oldster recalled.

So I went back to that hotel and found their room and knocked on the door and the minute the big one, , opened the door, I shot 'em right square between the legs, right where it would really hurt 'em most, you know.

Then I went in and shot the other one as he backed up pleading to me to spare him. Then I went down to the police station and turned myself in.

Now, baffled lawmen are trying to figure out exactly how to deal with the vigilante granny. What she did was wrong, and she broke the law, but it is difficult to throw an 81-year-old woman in prison, Det. Delp said, especially when 3 million people in the city want to nominate her for Mayor.


Got that one from Patrick over at PRH....A Day In The Life... Thanks amigo....
___________________________________ anuther really feel good story submitted by "The Chief".....

LUCASVILLE, Ohio - Ohio executed a 5-foot-7, 267-pound double murderer Tuesday who argued his obesity made death by lethal injection inhumane.

Richard Cooey, 41, had argued in numerous legal challenges that his weight problem would make it difficult for prison staff to find suitable veins to deliver the deadly chemicals, a problem that delayed previous executions in the state.

There were no such difficulties, said Larry Greene, a spokesman for the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.

During preparations, though, Cooey shouted for one of his attorneys as prison staff tried to insert a shunt in his left arm. He was worried the staff would botch the execution, said Greg Meyers, an attorney with the Ohio Public Defender's Office.

Cooey, who killed two University of Akron students in 1986, walked into the death chamber wearing gray pants and a black short-sleeve shirt and was strapped onto the gurney.

"For what? You (expletive) haven't paid any attention to anything I've said in the last 22 1/2 years, why would anyone pay any attention to anything I've had to say now," Cooey said looking at the ceiling. He made no other comment.

Cooey tapped the fingers of his left hand several times before he died and his face took on a purple shade.

Six family members of one of his victims quietly watched the execution. Mary Ann Hackenberg, the mother of Dawn McCreery, who was 20 when she was killed, looked to the ceiling and let out a sigh when Cooey's death was announced at 10:28 a.m.

Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said the family was disappointed that Cooey was vulgar and hateful to the end.

"He still would not apologize and still would not accept responsibility for what he did," she said.

Three of Cooey's lawyers served as his witnesses.

"The government has no conscience, only policy. Today the policy was state-sanctioned murder of Richard Cooey," said one of the lawyers, Eric Allen.

Cooey was the first inmate executed in Ohio in more than a year, and the state's first since the end of the unofficial moratorium on executions that began last year while the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed Kentucky's lethal injection procedure.

Cooey lost a final appeal earlier Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court turned down without comment his complaint that the state's protocol for lethal injection could cause an agonizing and painful death. Cooey wanted the state to use a single drug rather than a three-drug combination, and asked for a stay of execution pending a hearing on that motion.

The court on Monday denied a separate appeal based on Cooey's claim that his obesity was a bar to humane lethal injection.

Cooey was 75 pounds heavier than when he went to death row — the result of prison food and 23-hour-a-day confinement, his lawyers said.

The last Ohio inmate to be executed was Christopher Newton — who was similar in size to Cooey — in May 2007. The execution team had trouble putting IVs in his arm, delaying his execution nearly two hours. There were similar problems in the execution of another inmate in 2006.

Cooey made an earlier trip to the death house. But a U.S. District Court judge intervened hours before his scheduled execution in July 2003 when the Ohio Public Defender's office said it needed more time to assess the case after an appeals court dismissed his previous attorneys for inadequate representation.

Cooey and a co-defendant were convicted in the sexual assaults and slayings of McCreery and Wendy Offredo, 21, in September 1986. His co-defendant was 17 and was sentenced to life in prison because of his age.

The state has now executed 27 inmates since 1999, when Ohio renewed executions after more than three decades.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Tuesday.....Beer spiked Cheesy Potato Gratin w/ apples

My good friend "Charlie the Cop" sent me this. Now Sir...I haven't tried this yet but it sure sounds good so I figured I'd pass it along to Y'all....I'll be makin it this comin weekend..

Beer-Spiked Potato-Cheese Gratin with Apples

This dish tastes like beer cheese soup. Tart Granny Smith apples work best, but you can substitute other firm-textured apples. Choose a hearty, aged cheddar cheese; it won't get stringy when it cooks.

1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 cup light or nonalcoholic beer, or reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
2 lb. russet potatoes (4 medium), peeled, thinly sliced (1/8 inch)
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spread softened butter evenly in 8-cup shallow gratin or baking dish.

2. Place beer, cream, onion, salt, pepper and garlic in large saucepan or Dutch oven; stir in potatoes. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat; cook 5 minutes or until liquid is thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in rosemary.

3. Spread half of the potato mixture over bottom of gratin dish; top with apples. Sprinkle with 1 1/4 cups of the cheese; top with remaining potato mixture.

4. Cover dish with foil; bake 30 minutes. Remove foil; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until potatoes and apples are tender, liquid has thickened and top is lightly browned. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.
8 servings


...and here be a little sumthin fer my OLD friend, the Chief who also sent this to me...he's startin to get as old as me....


I borrowed this next post directly from Patrick over at "PRH...A Day in the Life". This is exactly the kind of immature shit that really pisses me off in that this is the kind of scum and whale shit that the Obama campaign attracts.

The Slugs of America

__________________I will just call them Obama's Children

I received this e-mail from a Army MP Buddy of mine, Jim, last night...a couple of photos, including the one shown, with some real bright liberals wearing t-shirts proclaiming that "Sarah Palin is a C-word"...I blocked the word out, when I digitalized this photo off the e-mail....this was a collection of trash gathering in Philadelphia. You can just imagine the outraged from the press if a group of McCain supporters wore shirts proclaiming "Obama is Near", you get the drift. The main street left wing press has ignored this one...except Fox and some blogs.

Some Obama voters, like these two, are the trash of America, and this is what is heading our way when Barry Hussain steps into office.....Keep your powder dry. You may indeed need it.

In other stupid news, Euro and the US Governments continue to print money we don't have, and are in the process of buying up large banks, with the tax payers dime....Socialism is just a step away,. If Obama takes over come January, the Republic as we know it, is finished.

Not doom and gloom, just facts and opinion.