The Cook Shack--Gab & Grub
JUST A GOOD OLD FASHIONED PATRIOTIC BLOG, with Backwoods straite tawk, views, wizdom & recipees frum the man that duz the cookin...."Cookie". Scroll Through "SEARCH THIS BLOG", "ARCHIVES" or "PREVIOUS POSTS" fer the various RECIPEE'S.... Y'all Remember..."NEVER TRUST A SKINNY COOK". Now THIS is Cookie's kinda "Boat"! The BEST kind of MARINE is a SUBMARINE!
Saturday, January 02, 2010
Friday, January 01, 2010
Will probably lose my Comment Section after today.
Well Sir, for several years now since I first began blogging, I've used "free" HaloScan as my "Comment Section", but recently they decided to charge for their services. This hasn't set well with me, but today, I tried to try out their new services, HOWEVER, I can't get past the damnedable "Pay Pal" section to pay HaloScan. I've had nothing but frustrating problems with Pay Pal for many years now and today is a good example of those problems.
Since I can't get past "Pay Pal" to give HaloScan" some money, something HaloScan should be pissed about, it looks like I won't have an active Comment Section, so if you try to leave a comment and it doesn't appear, that's why.
Here's to both HaloScan and PayPal....
Thursday, December 31, 2009
I Love This!! The Bozell Awards for the Worst Liberal Media bias.
Frum NewMax. Let this end yur 2009 on a humorous note, and although you'll definately get a laff or two outta this, it might also make yur stomachs a little sick.
Happy New Years Y'all.....
"Oh my, isn't the King's new suit and robe just beautiful".
D'yall remember the fairytale story of the Kings new and invisible suit of cloths. Hmmm, sumthin sounds familiar here....
...and frum NewsMax we have.....
Cheney, "Obama Pretends We're Not at War"
Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 08:13 PM
HONOLULU, Hawaii – Republican heavyweights steered a political storm toward Barack Obama's Hawaiian beachside retreat Wednesday, branding the US president soft on terror after a Christmas Day airliner attack.
Obama foes seized on the aftermath of the thwarted plot to attack Obama's entire national security policy and closing Guantanamo Bay, escalating a fight sparked as the president faces his first big test in confronting terrorism.
The row juxtaposed Obama's measured crisis management and capacity to overcome an early administration misstep on the attack with Republican assaults that painted Democrats weak on national security -- a potent past tactic.
It also raised the question of whether Republicans had rebuilt credibility with the public on national security, which appeared to hurt the party in the 2008 elections after grinding years of war and challenged US power.
"In the Obama administration, protecting the rights of terrorists has been more important than protecting the lives of Americans," said Newt Gingrich, a former Republican House speaker and possible 2012 presidential candidate.
"That must now change decisively," Gingrich said a letter to supporters.
John Boehner, current Republican leader in the House of Representatives issued a statement criticizing Obama for treating suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab as a criminal rather than a mortal enemy of the United States.
"We're fighting a war on terror, and this was a terrorist act," Boehner said, striking a Republican theme critical of Obama's use of a mix of civilian courts and military tribunals to try terror suspects.
Former vice president Dick Cheney also weighed in, with a hard hitting statement to the Politico website.
"(We) are at war and when President Obama pretends we aren't, it makes us less safe," Cheney said.
"Why doesn't he want to admit we're at war? It doesn't fit with the view of the world he brought with him to the Oval Office."
The White House has sparred with Cheney before, and given he left office with approval ratings of below 30 percent, appears to relish the fight.
"It is telling that Vice President Cheney and others seem to be more focused on criticizing the administration than condemning the attackers," said White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer in a blog post.
"This President is not interested in bellicose rhetoric, he is focused on action," Pfeiffer said.
"Seven years of bellicose rhetoric failed to reduce the threat from Al-Qaeda and succeeded in dividing this country.
"It seems strangely off-key now, at a time when our country is under attack, for the architect of those policies to be attacking the President."
Republicans pounced on an early misstep on the Christmas Day attack on a Northwest jet, after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the "system worked" -- apparently referring to aviation security measures following the attack.
But given the fact a known extremist was able to board a US airliner with high explosives concealed in his underwear, the comment appeared jarring.
Obama's denunciation on Tuesday of "systemic" in the intelligence system seemed partly aimed at squelching controversy over Napolitano's comment and to show he was in charge of fixing the problems.
With advanced telecommunications technology, a president can conduct his job anywhere in the world at any time. But the fact Obama has been relaxing in his native Hawaii, and not in Washington, may also have helped Republicans.
Obama broke his silence on the attack with a televised statement on Monday, attempting to portray calm and urgency.
But when Obama made a second statement on US intelligence glitches on Tuesday there was not time to rig up the Marine base hosting the appearance for live television.
As a result, the president's voice was broadcast on television at first using an audio feed -- contributing to an impression he was far away from the action in Washington.
Democrats cried foul when Republicans complained at the weekend that Obama, enjoying an energetic holiday of golf, tennis and workouts was guilty of a presidential vacuum over the attacks.
But they used identical tactics when former president George W. Bush retreated to his ranch during a presidency punctuated by national security crises -- though Obama has so far had much less vacation time.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
As carefull as Cookie is, I have caught a very nasty computer virus that somehow disabled my Virus Protection System and then embeded itself, in fact several virus's all at once. In all probability will be working (with the much appreciated help of my good friend John frum Kansas) to fix all the damage done to this computer over the next several days.
Please be patient while I work on everything from my entire Windows Operating System and everything else that has been damaged.
Thanks for your patience.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
"Victory or Death". "My Dog"
I'm NOT a real big fan of Newt Gingrich, especially after he gave his political support to an EXTREMELY liberal Republican in the special 23rd Congressional race last November here in New York State. Dede Scozafava was in fact so liberal, that even her Democratic opponent attacked her extreme left liberalism. What the hell does THAT tell ya?
When asked why he didn't support the Conservative candidate, a well liked and very popular Independent candidate, the reason he gave was, "because that's what the party wanted me to do." Republican or Democrat, I believe that blindly following the Party lines, policy and mandates is wrong. Vote your heart and what is best for our nation.
Now Sir, having said that, I'll also say that I have found Mr. Gingrich to be a very intelligent man who almost always speaks and reflects down to earth Common Sense.
Mr. Loren Davies, an old Marine Corps "Devil Dog" just sent me this Newt Gingrich video of one of his speeches where he proposes impeaching Eric Holder, our Attorney General. This video is very well worth the 5 minutes it takes to watch.
My dog sleeps about 20 hours a day. She has her food prepared for her. She can eat whenever she wants, 24/7/365. Her meals are provided at no cost to her. She visits the Dr. once a year for her checkup, and again during the year if any medical needs arise. For this she pays nothing, and nothing is required of her.
She lives in a nice neighborhood in a house that is much larger than she needs, but she is not required to do any upkeep. If she makes a mess, someone else cleans it up. She has her choice of luxurious places to sleep. She receives these accommodations absolutely free. She is living like a queen, and has absolutely no expenses whatsoever.
All of her costs are picked up by others who go out and earn a living every day. I was just thinking about all this, and suddenly it hit me like a brick in the head, Holy Shit!!, my dog is a Democrat!
Hmmm, must be a relative of Janet Napolitano of Homeland Security. Borrowed this frum "Subvet".
Monday, December 28, 2009
Is the Health Care bill UNCONSTITUTIONAL??
I recently located a long lost High School buddy on Facebook, Ken Blanchard who lives in another snow capital of the Northeast, Buffalo, NY. After catching up on 45 years of our lives, Ken sent me this recent article regarding the constitutionality of the pending Health Care Disaster.
At this writing I have not yet been able to verify it veracity, but nevertheless, its an interesting read if y'all got a minute or two. I would certainly love it if someone like this alleged attorney would formally and legally challenge this abortion (pun intended) of a bill once our so called Commander-in-Chief signs this path to financial destruction.
Sooo, before y'all ruin yur day by read'n this, may you all have a very safe and Happy New Year!!!
The Truth About the Health Care Bills - Michael Connelly, Ret. Constitutional Attorney
Well, I have done it! I have read the entire text of proposed House Bill 3200: The Affordable Health Care Choices Act of 2009.. I studied it with particular emphasis from my area of expertise, constitutional law. I was frankly concerned that parts of the proposed law that were being discussed might be unconstitutional. What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected.
To begin with, much of what has been said about the law and its implications is in fact true, despite what the Democrats and the media are saying. The law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.
The Bill will also eventually force private insurance companies out of business, and put everyone into a government run system. All decisions about personal health care will ultimately be made by federal bureaucrats, and most of them will not be health care professionals. Hospital admissions, payments to physicians, and allocations of necessary medical devices will be strictly controlled by the government.
However, as scary as all of that is, it just scratches the surface. In fact, I have concluded that this legislation really has no intention of providing affordable health care choices. Instead it is a convenient cover for the most massive transfer of power to the Executive Branch of government that has ever occurred, or even been contemplated If this law or a similar one is adopted, major portions of the Constitution of the United States will effectively have been destroyed.
The first thing to go will be the masterfully crafted balance of power between the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the U.S. Government. The Congress will be transferring to the Obama Administration authority in a number of different areas over the lives of the American people, and the businesses they own.
The irony is that the Congress doesn't have any authority to legislate in most of those areas to begin with! I defy anyone to read the text of the U.S. Constitution and find any authority granted to the members of Congress to regulate health care.
This legislation also provides for access, by the appointees of the Obama administration, of all of your personal healthcare direct violation of the specific provisions of the 4th Amendment to the Constitution information, your personal financial information, and the information of your employer, physician, and hospital. All of this is a protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures. You can also forget about the right to privacy. That will have been legislated into oblivion regardless of what the 3rd and 4th Amendments may provide.
If you decide not to have healthcare insurance, or if you have private insurance that is not deemed acceptable to the Health Choices Administrator appointed by Obama, there will be a tax imposed on you. It is called a tax instead of a fine because of the intent to avoid application of the due process clause of the 5th Amendment. However, that doesn't work because since there is nothing in the law that allows you to contest or appeal the imposition of the tax, it is definitely depriving someone of property without the due process of law.
So, there are three of those pesky amendments that the far left hate so much, out the original ten in the Bill of Rights, that are effectively nullified by this law It doesn't stop there though.
The 9th Amendment that provides: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people;
The 10th Amendment states: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are preserved to the States respectively, or to the people. Under the provisions of this piece of Congressional handiwork neither the people nor the states are going to have any rights or powers at all in many areas that once were theirs to control.
I could write many more pages about this legislation, but I think you get the idea. This is not about health care; it is about seizing power and limiting rights. Article 6 of the Constitution requires the members of both houses of Congress to "be bound by oath or affirmation to support the Constitution." If I was a member of Congress I would not be able to vote for this legislation or anything like it, without feeling I was violating that sacred oath or affirmation. If I voted for it anyway, I would hope the American people would hold me accountable.
For those who might doubt the nature of this threat, I suggest they consult the source, the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. There you can see exactly what we are about to have taken from us.
Constitutional Law Instructor
Carrollton , Texas
Sunday, December 27, 2009
My old Marine buddy "The Chieftain" sent this first one...Thanks Mate!
Where to put Obama's picture!
Yupper! Definately called this place before....
...and "Charlie The Cop" frum out Chicago way sends us this one. Ahhh Charlie...I think ya might be taken yur old job a little to seriously!
There Is No Such Thing As Retired Cop!