Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunday Sundries...

As some of y'all may know, a NASA satellite is due to fall to earth this weekend but scientists just aren't exactly sure where. Well here might be the answer...


Classes for Women at



By Nov 15, 2011



Class 1

Up in Winter, Down in Summer - How to Adjust a Thermostat

Step by Step, with Slide Presentation.

Meets 4 weeks, Monday and Wednesday for 2 hrs beginning at 7:00 PM..

Class 2

Which Takes More Energy - Putting the Toilet Seat Down, or Bitching About It for 3 Hours?

Round Table Discussion.

Meets 2 weeks, Saturday 12:00 for 2 hours.

Class 3

Is It Possible To Drive Past a Wal-Mart Without Stopping?--Group Debate.

Meets 4 weeks, Saturday 10:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 4

Fundamental Differences Between a Purse and a Suitcase--Pictures and Explanatory Graphics.

Meets Saturdays at 2:00 PM for 3 weeks.

Class 5

Curling Irons--Can They Levitate and Fly Into The Bathroom Cabinet?

Examples on Video.

Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning

At 7:00 PM

Class 6

How to Ask Questions During Commercials and Be Quiet During the Program

Help Line Support and Support Groups.

Meets 4 Weeks, Friday and Sunday 7:00 PM

Class 7

Can a Bath Be Taken Without 14 Different Kinds of Soaps and Shampoos?

Open Forum.

Monday at 8:00 PM, 2 hours.

Class 8

Health Watch--They Make Medicine for PMS - USE IT!

Three nights; Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7:00 PM for 2 hours.

Class 9

I Was Wrong and He Was Right!--Real Life Testimonials.

Tuesdays at 6:00 PM Location to be determined.

Class 10

How to Parallel Park In Less Than 20 Minutes Without an Insurance Claim.

Driving Simulations.

4 weeks, Saturday's noon, 2 hours.

Class 11

Learning to Live--How to Apply Brakes Without Throwing Passengers Through the Windshield.

Tuesdays at 7:00 PM, location to be determined

Class 12

How to Shop by Yourself.

Meets 4 weeks, Tuesday and Thursday for 2 hours beginning at 7:00 PM.

Upon completion of ANY of the above courses, diplomas will be issued to the survivors.

A major Oooops!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Some Friday Pot Pourri

Now here be a political commercial I really like......


...and frum the "Way-Back" machine we have......

...and fer those of you way too young t'remember, this was the ORIGINAL movie "The Thing" frum 1951. I was 7 years old when I saw this and it scared the live'n shot outta me fer quite a few years.

How prophetic was this 63 year old cartoon???

I'm sure as y'all watch it you'll see the parallels hapen'n in t'days society!!

Gotta thank my old High School buddy Ken Blanchard fer send'n this along to us.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Eggplant Parmesean.

Well Sir, its that time of the year to start warm'n up the kitchen oven fer various meals. Now Sir, one of the meals I absolutely love is a great Eggplant Parmesan.

Now Sir, in truth, this particular recipe is kind of a pain in the ass to make, HOWEVER, the end result is well worth the effort.

Eggplant Parmesan

Cookie's Note: **The trick to a great Eggplant Parmesan is to drain the eggplant slices of excess moisture first, before cooking. By doing this the slices absorb all the great flavors of the sauce and spices. Use only good Olive oil for frying!!**

Eggplant Parmesan Recipe


• 2 lbs (about 2 large) eggplants
• Kosher salt
• 1 28oz can Hunts Garlic & Onion Sauce
• 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
• Garlic flavored Olive oil (if available to you)
• Freshly ground black pepper
• 1/2 – 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1-2 cups Panko Italian breadcrumbs
• 4-6 large eggs, beaten
• 1 1/2 lbs of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
• 1 cup grated high quality Parmesan cheese
• 1 packed cup fresh basil leaves


1) After peeling the eggplants, cut eggplants crosswise into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange one layer in the bottom of a large colander and sprinkle evenly with salt. Repeat with remaining eggplant, salting, until all eggplant is in the colander. Weigh down the slices with a couple of plates and let drain for 2 hours. The purpose of this step is to have the eggplant release some of its moisture before cooking.

2) While the eggplant is draining, prepare tomato sauce. Combine minced garlic and Hunts Sauce. Season with salt and pepper (perhaps some sugar to cut the acid) to taste and set aside.

3) When eggplant has drained, press down on it to remove excess water, wipe off the excess salt, and lay the slices out on paper towels to remove all the moisture. Place flour in a wide, shallow bowl, and breadcrumbs in another. Pour beaten eggs into another wide shallow bowl. Place a large, deep skillet over medium heat, and pour in a a half inch of olive oil. When oil is shimmering, dredge the eggplant slices first in the flour, then in the beaten egg, then in bread crumbs. Working in batches, slide coated eggplant into hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Drain on paper towels.

4) Preheat the oven to 350°F. In the bottom of a 10x15 inch glass baking dish, spread 1 cup of tomato sauce. Top with one third of the eggplant slices. Top eggplant with half of the mozzarella slices. Sprinkle with one third of the Parmesan and half of the basil leaves.

5) Make a second layer of eggplant slices, topped by 1 cup of sauce, remaining mozzarella, half the remaining Parmesan, and all of the remaining basil. Add remaining eggplant, and top with the remaining tomato sauce and Parmesan.

6) Bake until cheese has melted and the top is slightly brown, about 30 minutes. Allow to rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving.

Serves 8.

"Remembering The Brave....."

Back in the early 50's, my brother Bob joined the US Marine Corps and served in Korea during "The Forgotten War". He joined as a teenager and returned home as a man, especially after the landing at Inchon! He later went on to become an Air Force F-4 Phantom pilot over Vietnam, and retired a full Colonel.

Over the years as I served with the Navy Seabees, and in civilian life working with Veterans organizations, I had the pleasure and honor of serving and working with many Marines and "Old Marines", and I have always had the highest respect for "The Corps".

With only one exception whom I recently had the displeasure of working with, all knew the meaning of "Semper Fi" (Always Faithful) and lived their lives as such.

This is a tribute to those who understood the meaning of those words.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

In all fairness regard'n The Olive Garden flap.

After posting my article on this blog and sending both a copy of the post and a scathing letter regarding my feelings concerning the flap over the American flag issue, I just received this letter from the CEO of Olive Garden.

"Dear Gene:

We are very sorry for any misunderstanding about this issue. We do not have a policy at Olive Garden concerning bringing the American flag into our restaurants. Some members of our team were misinformed about company policy by our corporate office. As a company we take responsibility for that and we regret it. We take pride in how we communicate to our restaurants and we are correcting this so it doesn’t happen again. Like all Americans we have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for the American flag and everything it symbolizes. In fact, we periodically provide American flag collar pins to our employees to wear while serving guests. We welcome anyone who wishes to bring the flag into our restaurants.


John Caron
President, Olive Garden"

We'll see John, we'll see...........


A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil shortage here in our country.
Well, there's a very simple answer.
Nobody bothered to check the oil.
We just didn't know we were getting low.
The reason for that is purely geographical.
Our OIL is located in:
Coastal Florida
Coastal Louisiana
Coastal Alabama
Coastal Mississippi
Coastal Texas
North Dakota
Our dipsticks are located in DC
Any Questions? NO? Didn't think So.

Monday, October 17, 2011

The great AARP betrayal!!

I've been watch'n this AARP situation closely fer some time now just to make sure I've got all the correct facts, and now I know that if'n yur an AARP member, Ya been grossly sold out and betrayed mates!!!

Just look into the facts for yurself amigos.

Cut up yur card like John McCain says and join AMAC.


Olive Garden bans American Flag!

The below video is, to my knowledge, the only remaining video on the Internet covering the fact that Olive Garden will not allow the American Flag in their restaurants, all the other videos seem to have been recently removed. Olive Garden must have gone into over-drive to get all the pertinent videos off the Internet. You don't have to watch the entire video, only the beginning of this particular video deals with the Olive Garden situation.

Needless to say, this old Warhorse won't be visiting any Olive Gardens any time soon!!!

My Grandfather watched as his friends died in WW I...

My Father watched as his friends died in WW II and Korea ....

I watched as my friends died in Vietnam ...

None of them died for the Mexican Flag...

Everyone died for the U.S. flag...

In Texas , a student raised a Mexican flag on a school flag pole; another student took it down.

Guess who was expelled...

the kid who took it down.

Kids in high school in California were sent home this year on Cinco de Mayo because they wore T-shirts with the American flag printed on them.

Enough is enough.

The below e-mail message needs to be viewed by every American;
and every American needs to stand up for America .

We've bent over to appease the America-haters long enough...

I'm taking a stand...

I'm standing up because the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars for this country, and for the U.S. flag can't stand up...

And shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message...

Let me make this perfectly clear!


And, because I make This statement


Mean I'm against immigration!!!



To come through legally:

1. Get a sponsor!

2. Get a place to lay your head!

3. Get a job!

4. Live By OUR Rules!

5. Pay YOUR Taxes!


6. Learn the LANGUAGE like immigrants

have in the past!!!


7. Please don't demand that we hand over our lifetime
savings of Social Security Funds to you.

When will AMERICANS STOP giving away THEIR RIGHTS???

We've gone so far the other way...
bent over backwards not to offend anyone...

But it seems no one cares about the


that's being offended!

For GOD's sake, WAKE UP America !!!