Friday, July 24, 2009


The following article is reprinted from NewsMax.

Cop Tells Obama: I Didn't Vote for You and Won't Apologize

Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:44 PM

By: Newsmax Staff

The police officer at the center of a national racial firestorm triggered by President Barack Obama told an interviewer Thursday that he had nothing to apologize for in the arrest of a black Harvard scholar, and that the president he didn’t vote for should have more carefully considered his words.

“The apology won’t come from me, I’ve done nothing wrong,” Sgt. James Crowley told Carl Stevens of WBZ News Radio in Boston.

A well-regarded officer who is himself an expert on racial profiling, Crowley responded to a call at the Cambridge home of Henry Louis Gates Jr. last week to investigate a report of a burglary. Confronting Gates and another man who appeared to have forced open the door of the homne, Crowley asked Gates to show him identification.

Gates at first refused and accused Crowley of racism. The professor, a close friend of Harvard alumnus Barack Obama, was charged with disorderly conduct. The charge was dropped Tuesday, and Gates has since demanded an apology from Crowley.

In a four-minute interview outside his home, Crowley revealed that:

Gates escalated the situation by yelling and refusing to calm down, calling Crowley a racist, and referring to his mother.

He was the police officer who tried to save the life of former Boston Celtics player Reggie Lewis, a black man, who collapsed and died during an off-season workout at Brandeis University. Crowley said he was still very shaken by that event.

Crowley said he didn’t vote for Obama, but supports the president 110 percent. He also suggested that the president was siding with his friend Gates, and he probably would have done the same in a similar situation.

Though he said he would do everything exactly the same way again, Crowley did express regret at the media attention and pressure the event has brought on his friends and family.

“I acted appropriately. Mr. Gates was given plenty of opportunity to stop what he was doing,” Crowley said in the interview. “He didn’t. He acted very irrational, and he controlled the outcome of that event.”

“There was a lot of yelling. There was references to my mother,” Crowley said. “Something you wouldn’t expect from anybody who should be grateful you’re there investigating the report of a crime in progress, let alone a Harvard University professor.”

The reporter then referred to the death of Lewis, explaining he worked the scene that night when Crowley tried to save the player’s life.

“I was a police officer at Brandeis University at the time and I was responding to a medical call and had the unfortunate experience of trying to revive somebody who was probably already gone,” Crowley said. “It was very tough emotionally dealing with that as well.”

The reporter than asked him to respond to the charges that he is a racist.

“It almost doesn’t warrant a comment. My friends, my family my colleagues – those people whose opinions mean the most to me – they know who I am, they know what I am and what I am not. It’s an unfortunate thing that the professor and other people even mentioned that.”

Asked what he thought of the president’s comments, Crowley immediately replied, “I didn’t vote for him,” and then smiled.

“When he said the Cambridge police acted stupidly, he was talking about you,” the interviewer asked. “What was your reaction to that?

“My only reaction, somebody had told me what he said. I didn’t hear the press conference but I did listen afterwards and I support the president of the United States 110 percent. I think he’s way off base wading into a local issue without knowing all the facts as himself stated before making that comment so again, I don’t know what to say about that. I guess a friend of mine would support my position too.”

Are you able to do your job, Crowley was finally asked.

“Sure. I absolutely will. This will not distract me from doing what it is I do. And if a similar call came in tomorrow, I wouldn’t shy away from responding and I’d do what I have to do.”

Asked if should have done anything different, Crowley responded bluntly: “No.”

Note: The only mistake I can see that Sgt. Crowley made was not having called for a Lieutenant or Superior Officer to come to the scene to also witness the actions of the arrogant professor with the bruised ego, who in all probability also deeply resents authority figures. I have seen this type of contentious behavior many times during my Law Enforcement career, especially from folks (of any color) who have attained some level of stature or importance in their communities.

I really liked a comparison made last evening by a woman reporter who displayed common sense and clear thinking. It was something like this:

"It took Obama 5 days to make a comment regarding the atrocities and brutality following the Iranian election results, but on this relatively small local event, he jumped right, even though, by his own admission, did not know all the facts of the case and was not there."

This writer respects the "Office of The President", but definitely NOT the man in it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New addition to the Cookshack...and "Grumpy Old Men" out-takes.

Ever since we lost out Wolf/Dog, Czarina earlier this year, the old hacienda has felt kind of lonely, so yesterday, the wife and myself obtained a new addition to or household, a breed of cat called a "Ragdoll".

I had never heard of this breed until Sunday when one of daughters, Marie, happened to talking about a friend of hers that had recently purchased one. She informed me that this breed was first bred about 1960 and is a combination of Siamese, Persian/Angora, and what I like the most, "Maine Coon Cat" (although I'm not sure about this aspect). We had a Maine Coon Cat years ago and it wound up being my buddy, often going out in the boat with me while I fished. I always made sure to give him some of my catch and subsequently he grew to weigh a little over 25 pounds.

After much consideration regarding what to name him, we finally settled on "Mugsy". The alternatives being "Gotdammit", "little shit" or "shit-shit". Since the ladies at out vet's office might not like saying these names, "Mugsy" it is.

If all goes well, he should also grow to a weight range between 20 and 25 pounds, as indicated by the photygraffs I've included, and have an easy going laid back, friendly temperment.

So here be a photygraff of Mugsy at 9 weeks that my daughter Susan took on her I-Pod, and some pix of what they usually grow to look like.


"Grumpy Old Men" out-takes...**sigh**, two really great entertainers. Somehow, I cain't help but feel that "The Chief" frum over at "Smolderin Embers" must be just like either of these characters.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hey Men, whatever Y'all do, don't ferget her, and "The Fox Hat!"

But first......

Think about it!!


Hmmm...Amish Porn??


Story of my life...


Bill Connoly on Colonoscopy...Very Crude but ohhhh so true.....


Every time I see Dems & Liberals STILL blaming Bush/Cheney for the problems we are now facing, I can't help but think of this joke....

The balloonist

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2,346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.

"She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Republican."

"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?"

"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct. But I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me."

The man smiled and responded, "You must be an Obama Democrat."

"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"

"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but somehow, now it's my fault."

Monday, July 20, 2009

The best difinition of men....

A female friend of mine just sent me what she (and reluctantly, I must agree) consider the one photygraff that best defines and epitomises men.

WARNING! This photygraff contains full frontal nudity!!



Y'ALL BEEN WARNED!! Stop here if'n full nudity offends ya!!!