Friday, July 23, 2010

Some more Friday Funnies...Part Two...

**Sigh**, Well Sir, I was gonna be flyin an Ultralight Aircraft today at a "Fly-In" up here in Oswego County, NY, BUT...IT'S RAIN'N LIKE HELL so I guess I'll spend a little more time on the blog.

Now Sir, "The Chief" frum over at Smolder'n Embers was concerned I wasn't gettin enuff sleep at night so's he sent me this suggestion fer me wife!




Now Sir, this next one has been around fer many years, but here it is with a differant twist!

We could all learn so much from this elegant and gracious lady. You might recall that John Hinckley was a seriously deranged young man who shot President Reagan in the early 1980's.

Hinckley was absolutely obsessed with movie star Jodie Foster, and in his twisted mind, loved Jodie to the point that to make himself well known to her, he attempted to assassinate President Reagan.

There is speculation Hinckley may soon be released as having been rehabilitated. Consequently, you will appreciate the following letter from Nancy Reagan to John Hinckley:

To: John Hinckley
From: Mrs. Nancy Reagan

My family and I wanted to drop you a short note to tell you how pleased we are with the great strides you are making in your recovery.
In our country's spirit of understanding and forgiveness, we want you to know that we bear no grudge against you for shooting President Reagan.
We are fully aware that mental stress and pain could have driven you to such an act of desperation. We're confident that you will soon make a complete recovery and return to your family to join the world again as a healthy and productive man.

Best wishes,
Nancy Reagan & Family

P.S. While you have been incarcerated, Barack Obama has been banging Jodie Foster like a screen door in a tornado. You might want to look into that.

Thank Ya Susan Gertson frum down Texas way..

Obama's Recovery Summer!

...another jewell frum Texas Susan.

My good buddy Dave Brown frum Oswego County, NY who also loves to fly Ultralights sent me this one. Thanks Dave!

January 2013

One sunny day in January, 2013 an old man approached the White House from
across Pennsylvania Avenue , where he'd been sitting on a park bench. He
spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and
meet with President Obama."

The Marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer
president and no longer resides here."

The old man said, "Okay", and walked away.

The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the
same Marine, "I would like to go in and meet with President Obama."

The Marine again told the man, "Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no
longer president and no longer resides here."

The man thanked him and, again, just walked away.

The third day, the same man approached the White House and spoke to the very
same U.S. Marine, saying "I would like to go in and meet with President

The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looked at the man and
said, "Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to
speak to Mr. Obama. I've told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer the
president and no longer resides here. Don't you understand?"

The old man looked at the Marine and said, "Oh, I understand. I just love
hearing it."

The Marine snapped to attention, saluted, and said, "See you
tomorrow, Sir."


...and we'll close out with a couple of original Everly Brothers tunes....

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Now, fer a change of pace....

A Soldiers return. Y'all might wanna have a kleenex or two handy.

Only a returning Hero can relate to these feelings....

Gotta Thank my old Seabee buddy "FishinMagician" fer sending me that one!!

...and I gotta get in my daily shot's at our illustrious leader and gang.

Thank Ya Missy Susan from Texas!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

B-17 "Liberty Belle" UPDATE! Cookie's next adventure.

Well Sir, I found this great video of the B-17, "Liberty Belle" on YouTube. Great views, some great old Glenn Miller big band sound and some interest'n stuff!

Man! After watch'n this, I'm even more excited about this Sunday!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Oh what the hell! I'm so excited I gotta share the news! Hold on to yur hats Central NY! Cookie's goin on a Bomb'n Run!

I was gonna wait and post this article tomorrow but....ahhh, to hell with it. I'm really more excited about this than I've been in years!

Well Sir, as those of you follow "Thecookshack" with any regularity know that although Cookie is an old "Bubblehead" (Submariner) and Navy Seabee, Cookie is also a WWII aviation buff, and over the years have had the good fortune to fly and/or sit "Right Seat" in several WWII Aircraft, a B-24 Liberator ( The "Diamond Lil"),

and a Fighter/Trainer, the T-6 Texan.

However, the plane that has always fascinated me the most since I was 5 or 6 years old, and has eluded me from getting my hands on the controls was the B-17 Flying Fortress. There is a story behind the reason for my fascination for this great WWII aircraft but I'm not ready to share it with anyone other than my wife for the time being. Y'all will just have to stay tuned to "Thecookshack" and maybe I'll be a tell'n ya someday.

Well Sir, as of Sunday the 25th thats all gonna change mateys! I'm guaranteed "Right Seat"(Co-Pilot) for a 45 minute flight out Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

Sooo, come Monday, I'll have some personal Pix posted of this long awaited adventure.

BTW, if'n yur a local Cookshack reader and see the "Liberty Belle" between 1:00PM and 2:00PM Sunday, it'll be Cookie at the stick!


Gotta give a big old Cookshack THANKS to my buddy Dave Brown frum up around Oswego,NY fer sending us this very useful information fer those of you who may have voted fer our current White House resident. "The BSRemoval Kit".


Tuesday Tidbits...A prayer for President Obama!!


I'm not a religious man, but I do believe in a Higher Power and devine intervention.


Psalm 109:8

We were in slow-moving traffic the other day and the car in front of us had an Obama bumper sticker on it. It read: "Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8".

My husband's Bible was lying on the dash board & he got it & opened it up to the scripture & read it. He started laughing & laughing. Then he read it to me. I couldn't believe what it said. I had a good laugh, too.

Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few and brief; and let others step forward to replace him."

At last - I can voice a Biblical prayer for our president!

Look it up - it is word for word!

Let us all bow our heads and pray!

Gotta give a Great Big Cookshack Thanks to "YankeeMom" fer sending me that one!!!


Time fer some "NewsBusted".

Thanks Susan fer share'n these...

Ya cain't fix stupid!!

My husband was driving when he saw the flash of a traffic camera. He figured that his picture had been taken for exceeding the limit even though he knew that he was not speeding.

Just to be sure, he went around the block and passed the same spot, driving even more slowly, but again the camera flashed.

Now he began to think that this was quite funny, so he drove even slower as he passed the area once more, but the traffic camera again flashed.

He tried a fourth and fifth time with the same results and was now laughing as the camera flashed while he rolled past at a snail's pace.

Two weeks later, he got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt.

Nope, You can't fix stupid.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Some pix are worth MORE that a thousand wurds...

**Sigh**, I think this just about says it all...

...and believe it or not, some things are actually WORSE than oil on the beach!

Hmmm, perspective makes all the differance...

OK "Chief", I gave ya several openings here. Take yur best shot matey!