Saturday, November 15, 2008

Sunday Sundries....

Like me good Irish wife always says: "Laughter is the Best Medicine!"


Well be some great slogans and toons fer yur T-Shirts...

...and I think I saw this here T-Shirt on "The Chief"....


The Garage Door

The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing his zipper was
down and his fly area wide open.

His assistant walked up to him and said, 'This morning when you left
your house, did you close your garage door?' The boss told her he knew
he'd closed the garage door, and walked into his office puzzled by the
question. As he finished his paperwork, he suddenly noticed his fly was
open, and zipped it up. He then understood his assistant's question
about his 'garage door.'

He headed out for a cup of coffee and paused by her desk to ask, 'When
my garage door was open, did you see my Hummer parked in there?'

She smiled and said, 'No, I didn't. All I saw was an old mini van with
two flat tires!

One of Cookies Right Wing Conservative friends sent me this....Thanks "Brownie"!

Hmmmm....well, I guess that settles that!

"Liberals clinically mad, concludes top psychiatrist
Eminent doctor makes case leftist ideology is a mental disorder"

Posted: November 12, 2008
6:33 pm Eastern

© 2008 WorldNetDaily

WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.

"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."

While political activists on the other side of the spectrum have made similar observations, Rossiter boasts professional credentials and a life virtually free of activism and links to "the vast right-wing conspiracy."

For more than 35 years he has diagnosed and treated more than 1,500 patients as a board-certified clinical psychiatrist and examined more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases as a board-certified forensic psychiatrist. He received his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Chicago.

Rossiter says the kind of liberalism being displayed by both Barack Obama and his Democratic primary opponent Hillary Clinton can only be understood as a psychological disorder.

"A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity – as liberals do," he says. "A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population – as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation's citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state – as liberals do."

Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:

**creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
**satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
**augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
**rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.

"The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind," he says.

"When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious."

Well Sir...Here it is! The NEW Air Force One.....


Friday, November 14, 2008

Saturday Sundries....

Yupper...Air Travel is a changin.....

This illustrates today's attitudinal environment during and since the Election...

Now we finally know why Tarzan yelled.....


Some really funny skits from "Who's Line is it Anyways"....


Looks like Wanda's got it figured out.....

Thanks "Fish" fer sendin that along.....

A new sign at the Canadian border...and the Friday Fishin Report....

Hmmm....just might be some truth to this here photygraff....



Fer all you Fishermen lookin fer a great Charter Boat skipper....

Well my regular readers know, Cookie lives right on Oneida Lake in beautifull, often snowbound, Central New York. Right down the lake frum me is one hell of a Charter Boat Fishin Captain, Captain Tony Buffa. Capt. Tony has chartered Central NY and Lake Ontario waters fer about 35 years now...and really knows his stuff.

Any of you sport fishermen out there who love walleye fishin, and think Y'all might get to Central, NY someday, there's also a link to Capt Tony's website so you can arrange yur trip, or just pay a visit to see whats happenin....

Below, is a copy of a recent Fishin Report that I just received frum my buddy "FishinMagician" frum up Buffalo way. I'm postin it cause two of the three guys in the photygraff I worked with fer many years on the Syracuse Police Department, plus I thought I'd give Capt. Tony a plug.

From: Tony Buffa []
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2008 11:55 PM
To: Tony Buffa
Subject: Fishing Report #22

Hello already again my walleye wishers, fishers, and misers:

Here it is Wednesday evening Nov. 12 and I am compelled to issue yet another fishing report from this side of the little pond we affectionately call "Neida"! The "eyes" have it again. What a strong showing tonight!!!! Steve Aiello, president of COR, and his guests John "Kid" Corbett, Lieutenant in the Syracuse PD, Vice Squad and John Glavin, retired Syr. PD. now in charge of loss prevention for the COR companies, engaged in hand to hand combat with nighttime walleyes and came out on the winning end. When the last rod was racked the tally was 14 boated and 12 kept for a complete boat limit including theirs and mine. I might add six walleyes were 20 inches or better with bulging bellies for buoyance. You will notice these walleyes have been feasting on gizzard shad. Not tonight...their diet consisted of "plastic' compliments of Bass Pro Shops XPS Nitro Minnow 4 1/4 inch suspend in blue/chrome and black/chrome. The lazer and holographic prism finish is the perfect application on a full moon night and that's what we had tonight.

Here's the corp with their limit and mine. We left the dock at 5:30 P.M. and the last walleye hit the deck at 7:15 P.M. We spent most of the time in 8 feet just west of Fremac Marine.

As I've stated before, I am available through Thanksgiving week. My remaining opennings are from Nov. 21 till the weather forces me out.

This is "REEL" love,

cap'n tony

Tony Buffa
9037 Lucas Rd.
Bridgeport, NY 13030
cell: (315) 427-2278

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday..... How to pick a great Turkey (Humor)

Well Sir...with Thanksgivin just around the corner, my buddy from up Buffalo way, "The FishinMagician" sent me this here video on the proper way to choose a great turkey fer yur dinner...

Y'all might learn sumthin frum this....specially some of you womenfolk...

BTW...this is how my wife picked me, round, firm, fully packed.....


An Animal Rescue announcement.

I saw this over at Smolderin Embers and thought I'd re-post it...and if'n any of you other bloggers out there who like animals could...please do the same. The Chief makes like he's an old, cantankerous, irritable grouch...but he's really a big softy....


Free Food for Rescued Animals

Hi, all you animal lovers. This is pretty simple... Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals.

It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box "fund food for animals" for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising.

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

Please... Please... Just click on The Animal Rescue Site and when you get there, just one more click. There is no other obligation or requirement. It don't cost nuthin'....

The Animal Rescue Site

I checked this on Snopes and it is true.

AGAIN, PLEASE TELL 10 FRIENDS or Post it on yur site!!!

Now be a little sumthin to begin gettin Y'all inta the Christmas Spirit'''

Christmas lights set to music...very good....

Gotta say Thanks to John Keating fer forwarding this along.....

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Let's give Sears a bunch of our business this Christmas's why!

...But...before we get to Sears, here's a story bout whatcha can do with all those empty Mountain Dew cans if'n ya can't afford a Christmas Tree. Kinda ugly...but ya gotta admit...Creative.

Gotta Thanks "Big John" frum Michigan fer this one....

Well old (very old) friend John Keating from out west sent me this great, heart warmin story regarding how Sears treats it's employee's that have been called up fer Military duty. Now...this is the kind of American spirit I remember when growin up....

"Sears- Christmas shopping has already started.

I know I needed this reminder since Sears isn't always my first choice when shopping. Amazing when you think of how long the war has lasted and they haven't withdrawn from their commitment. Could we each buy at least one thing at Sears this year?

How does Sears treat its employees who are called up for
military duty? By law, they are required to hold their jobs open and available,
but nothing more. Usually, people take a big pay cut and lose benefits as a
result of being called up.

How bout this.. Sears is voluntarily paying the difference in salaries and maintaining all benefits, including medical insurance and bonus programs for all called up reservist employees for up to two years.

I submit that Sears is an exemplary corporate citizen and should be recognized for its contribution. I suggest we all shop at Sears, and be sure to find a manager to tell them why we are there so the company gets the positive reinforcement it well deserves."

Pass this on if'n ya can.

Decided to check this before I sent it forward. So I sent the following e-mail to the Sears Customer Service Department:

I received this e-mail and I would like to know if it is true. If it is, the Internet may have just become one very good source of advertisement for your company. I know I would go out of my way to buy products from Sears instead of another store for a like item, even if it's cheaper at
that store.

This is their answer to my e-mail:

Dear Customer:

Thank you for contacting Sears.The information is factual. We appreciate your positive feedback.

Sears regards service to our country as one of greatest sacrifices our young men and women can make. We are happy to do our part to lessen the burden they bear at this time.

Bill Thorn
Sears Customer Care


Please pass this on to all your friends. Sears needs to be recognized for this outstanding contribution and we need to show them as Americans, we do appreciate what they are doing for our military!!!

It's Verified ! By at:

Good on ya Sears...Good on ya....

Ah Yes! Self imposed "Street Justice". Just saved the taxpayer a few bucks.

Photobucket WARNING! Graphic Violence--Suicide.


Hey...feller Sportsmen! Heads Up!

I recently had the ocassion to meet another Sportsman who is also a writer/author, "Spider" Rybaak.

Spider Rybaak

Spider is the author of "Fishing Eastern New York" and "Fishing Western New York", the most complete study ever published on recreational fishing in the state's fresh waters. Available at all fine book stores and on-line.

Spider lives up the road a short piece from The Cookshack and has a relatively new blog called "Fishing and Hunting in Oswego County, NY". I've perused his blog and found it informative and entertaining with many great photo's to accompany his stories.

So, if'n yur ever plannin to Fish or Hunt up in this part of New York State (or anywhere in the State for that matter), pay regular visits to his blog and see what's shakin loose....

S'More Wanks..... Plus a REAL WARNIN!!


I just read this story over at "The Chieftan's" place about how China is sending and selling Hair Bands for girls that are made of USED/RECYCLED CONDOMS. UNFRICKENBELIEVABLE!!

Get on over to the chiefs place and read the whole story fer yurselves....


A point of view ...

Barbara Walters of Television's 20/20 did a story on gender roles in Kabul , Afghanistan several years before the Afghan conflict. She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands.

She recently returned to Kabul and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. From Miss Walters' vantage point, despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem to walk even further back behind their husbands, and are happy to maintain the old custom.

Miss Walters approached one of the Afghani women and asked,

'Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?'

The woman looked Miss Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, 'Land Mines.'

Moral of the story is . (no matter where you go) .


" NO! NO! Please...don't have me fixed! HONEST....I'll never look at anuther female dog again...NOOOO PLEASE!!!!

20 Ways to Maintain A Healthy Level of Insanity

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and Point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with that.

4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It 'In.'

5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ' For Sexual Favors'

7. Finish All Your sentences with 'In Accordance With The Prophecy'

8 Don't use any punctuation

9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.

10. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go.'

12. Sing Along At The Opera.

13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme?

14.. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play tropical Sounds All Day.

15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You're Not In The Mood.

16. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock Bottom.

17. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won!, I Won!'

18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking lot, Yelling
'Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!'

19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go'

20. And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity.. ......

Copy this and send it someone......

Hmmm....wurks fer me....


3-year-old Reese :
'Our Father, Who does art in heaven,
Harold is His name.

A little boy was overheard praying:
'Lord, if you can't make me a better boy, don't worry about it.
I'm having a real good time like I am..'


After the christening of his baby brother in church,
Jason sobbed all the way home in the back seat of the car.
His father asked him three times what was wrong..
Finally, the boy replied,
'That preacher said he wanted us brought up in a Christian home,
and I wanted to stay with you guys.'


One particular four-year-old prayed,
'And forgive us our trash baskets
as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.'


A Sunday school teacher asked her children as they
were on the way to church service,
'And why is it necessary to be quiet in church?'
One bright little girl replied,
'Because people are sleeping.'


A mother was preparing pancakes for her sons, Kevin 5, and Ryan 3.
The boys began to argue over who would get the first pancake.
Their mother saw the opportunity for a moral lesson.
'If Jesus were sitting here, He would say,
'Let my brother have the first pancake, I can wait.'
Kevin turned to his younger brother and said,
'Ryan, you be Jesus!'


A father was at the beach with his children
when the four-year-old son ran up to him,
grabbed his hand, and led him to the shore
where a seagull lay dead in the sand.
'Daddy, what happened to him?' the son asked.
'He died and went to Heaven,' the Dad replied.
The boy thought a moment and then said,
'Did God throw him back down?'


A wife invited some people to dinner.
At the table, she turned to their six-year-old daughter and said,
'Would you like to say the blessing?'
'I wouldn't know what to say,' the girl replied.
'Just say what you hear Mommy say,' the wife answered.
The daughter bowed her head and said,
'Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?'

...and ...just remember.....


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wednesday Wanks........

Some very interestin perspective's and observations.....

1- I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.

2- Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.

3- Half the people you know are below average.

4- 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

5- 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

6- A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

7- A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

8- If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

9- All those who believe in psycho-kinesis, raise my hand.

10- The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

11- I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.

12- OK, so what's the speed of dark?

13- How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?

14- If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

15- Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

16- When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

17- Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

18- Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.

19- I intend to live forever -- so far, so good.

20- If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

21- Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

22- What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

23- My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."

24- Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

25- If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

26- A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

27- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

28- The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.

29- To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

30- The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.

31- The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.

32- The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.

33- Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film!

Always...ALWAYS check yur childs homework before they turn it in.....

The assignment was..."Draw a picture of what yur Mommy does fer a living"...

Mommy actually wurks fer Home Depot and was selling a shovel.....


Yupper...this is how t'turn a speedin ticket inta jail time....


"Upstate Nikki" sends us this one....

Yaa...but can she cook??


...and my Seabee buddy from up near Buffalo, NY sent me this gem...

Just in case you still miss that idiotic show, "The Jerry Springer Show"....


Oh Ya...I LIKE this woman!!!


Monday, November 10, 2008

Great Baby Back Ribs.....

Both my wife and myself have always enjoyed tender, fallin off the bone Baby Back Ribs over the years, but, have never quite mastered the best technique and BBQ Sauce...till now that is.

Up until recently, we would find it necessary to visit a local establishment that made Baby Backs that were to die for, but, as with most places, they wouldn't part with their method or BBQ sauce recipe...that is, till I did the head chef a favor and he repaid me by sharin this easy technique and Sauce with me.

This is so easy its gonna knock yur socks off...

Step 1: Place 2 racks of ribs in an baking pan. We use the disposable aluminum kind for convenience.

Step 2: Cover the ribs completely with plastic wrap, like Glad Wrap or some such type. Make sure that NO wrap is hanging out of the pan.

Step 3: Place baking pan into a 220 to 240 degree oven and cook for about 4 to 5 hours, or until ribs are beginning to fall apart. Remove and discard plastic wrap.

Step 4: Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees. While oven is heating up, generously and thoroughly coat one side of ribs with your favorite BBQ Sauce.

**Cookie's Note**After many years of trying just about every BBQ Sauce on the market, my wife and myself have found that the best commercial BBQ Sauce we have found is "Sweet Baby Ray's". This sauce comes in five flavors. We prefer the Honey BBQ Sauce, although they all pretty damn good.

**If you can't find Sweet Baby Ray's, use your own recipe or whatever you prefer, but I HIGHLY recommend Sweet Baby Ray's.**

Step 5: Place ribs back in 350 degree oven and cook for 15-20 minutes. Remove. Carefully turn ribs (it's at this point they tend to fall apart) and generously coat the other side. Return to oven and cook for another 15-20 minutes.

Serve up and enjoy. You'll need plenty of napkins.....


Ya gotta laugh.......


Sumthin to ponder....


WOW! Talk about Lucky (or unlucky as the case may be)...betcha the backstop bhurm is an Obama supporter...