Great Questions From One Of Our Favorite Representatives, And A Few Laughs *Weekend Open Thread*


As yet another medical provider, Dr. Craig Spencer, contracts Ebola while caring for patients in Africa. His illness revealed itself after he returned to NYC and was riding the subway, going out to eat, going bowling, and on I could go, the hearing on Friday regarding Ebola was timely indeed. The questions and concerns by one of our favorite representatives, Trey Gowdy from my state of South Carolina, were spot on in his inimitable style, particularly about the picking of Ron Klain as the Ebola czar. It was priceless:

Sometimes, people just need to realize when they are out of their league, and as good of a doctor as Dr. Nicole Lurie may be, she is no match for the likes of Rep. Gowdy when it comes to higher logic. IMHO, that is.

And hey, it is the Weekend Open Thread, and I am sure everyone appreciates having a little brain candy, right?

Conveniently, the video above ended with a laugh, so let me continue in that vein. This one is more like, “are you kidding me with this?”, involving lots of head shaking and general, “oh, my,” kind of funny. It features Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, so you KNOW that is going to be worth a laugh right there:

Uh, yeah. Townhall describes it this way:

[…] Grimace-worthy, unresponsive rambling. Also known as a typical day at the office for DWS — who commands exactly zero respect from the White House, as this eye-opening Politico piece made excruciatingly clear. Here’s what she can’t say: “Most of our candidates in competitive races don’t want Obama around because his approval rating is underwater in all but six states.” But that’s the reality. In New Hampshire last night, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen tried to pretend the president’s absence on her behalf was due to ‘scheduling conflicts’ or whatever, when in fact, he’s simply honoring her polite behind the scenes request to stay the hell away. It’s not that she opposes his agenda — far from it — but she can read the polls as well as anyone else. Another DWS point that deserves ridicule is her little tangent about how historically well-positioned Democrats are for a second term Congressional election. We might hold our losses to single digits in the House, guys! This is “good news,” she explains, because the president’s party typically loses a few dozen seats in these scenarios. But this tendentious analysis ignores the minor detail that the GOP won 63 House seats in 2010 in an anti-Obama backlash election, and retained most of their gains in 2012. Republicans near their historic ceiling in the lower chamber, yet they’re still poised to gain seats. Great success, intones Debbie. Part of me will miss her when she’s gone. Which she will be. See, again: The Politico story linked above, and please don’t stop reading until you get to the part when she denies that the DWS in her DWS PAC doesn’t stand for her initials. A perfectly Schultzian, comically implausible, lie… […] (Click here to read the rest.)

I think that sums it up nicely, don’t you? Maybe this was not so much funny as laughable. Potatoes, potahtoes…

Friday morning, the first thing I heard from my partner was laughter. Why? Because she was watching this video:

You gotta admit, it is pretty funny. And holy smokes, do we need a laugh after ALL that has been going on this past week.

You know I have to give equal time to cats. How about some “Texts From Mittens“? They are hilarious, and there are a bunch of them, so if you more, click here:

Ohmygosh, that would SO be our cat, Bug, sending a text like that! He’s pretty mischievous, to put it mildly. Good thing he is so cute:


Of course, as I am typing this, he jumped up onto my feet and is purring away. I reckon he knows I am writing about him!

Finally, I have to share a video from comedienne, Kathleen Madigan. My partner surprised me Friday with tickets to see Madigan when she comes to our area in February. So, since this post is partly about laughs, whether unintentional (Debbie Wasserman-Schultz), or intentionally like the dog apologizing and Trey Gowdy’s very funny delivery in asking questions, ending with Kathleen Madigan seems just the thing:

Madigan’s last line about being able to fly out of here if things go belly up was just perfect, don’t you think? (Oh, and obviously, she had this appearance before the new Pope came along.)

Okay, I know there are lots of very serious problems and issues facing our nation, and the world, but honestly, sometimes you just gotta laugh, don’t you think?

Feel free to share whatever is on your minds, funny, serious, music, whatever is on your minds or hearts. This is the Weekend Open Thread.


65 Responses to “Great Questions From One Of Our Favorite Representatives, And A Few Laughs *Weekend Open Thread*”

  1. HELENK3 Says:

    between “what difference does it make” and now this one “businesses don’t create jobs” Hillary is either not running or way out in left field

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I thought the idea was to distance herself from an incredibly unpopular president? Instead she mimics him? WTH?

  2. HELENK3 Says:

    further penalties imposed on Dinesh D souza.

    really seem to be going after free speech now

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      The idea is to quiet an dissent. We’ve seen it happening here in Wisconsin ever since Scott Walker was elected. Using the courts worked well in Nazi Germany why not here?

  3. HELENK3 Says:

    the backtrack bunch sing

  4. foxyladi14 Says:

    Fantastic Amy laughter is the best medicine. 😆 😀

  5. HELENK3 Says:

    I am sure it must be scary and uncomfortable for this nurse. But when you are returning from treating an infectious disease. common sense says quarantine.

    As a kid I had scarlet fever and was quarantined for 30 days. My mom could not go outside of the house because she was taking care of me. Relatives had to bring groceries and leave them on the front porch. This was done to prevent spreading the sickness

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Dang, Helen – glad you made it through that. My mom had that when she was young, and it just abt killed her.

      But you are right – it was just understood that people would be quarantined. None of these people coming back and traipsing around all over creation. People. Sheesh.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      When I was 7 I was diagnosed with Scarlet Fever and as my Dad was in the military and we were living on an Army Base I was quarantined in the hospital there. No one in the family was allowed near me. I was terrified. Then it turned out that I didn’t have scarlet fever but rubella. I was still quarantined but only for about 10 days if I remember correctly. (Actually what I think I “remember” is what I heard my Mom talking about years later. According to her I had so many “measels” that I was bright red all over.)

      So although I didn’t have to be quarantined for 30 days I can relate somewhat. It’s terrifying for anyone adult or child but it is a necessary thing.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Oh, wow, Marge! I bet you were terrified! Thank heavens it was only for ten days, but still. And as one who also had measles and got shingles a while back, I sure hope you have escaped that nasty measles by-product…

        And wow that you had so many you were red!

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          So far no shingles. My Mother got them and I saw the misery she went through.

          According to my parents my “measels” were so close together I looked like a little “Redskin”, which is what my dad called me for a short time. My maternal grandfather was 1/2 Oglala Sioux and 1/2 French from Canada so everyone thought it was funny that I was part indian with my red hair, freckles and green eyes.

          Of course back in those days we had no idea we were being politically incorrect, in fact my Grandpa Will used to call me a “paleskin” and we would laugh. We were not denigrating anyone or any culture, we were just kidding around about what was. All was said with love so I can assure everyone that being called a “redskin” did not scar me for life.

          • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

            Wow, what a story, Marge! And how funny that your grandfather called you a “pale skin.” Yeah, back in the day, no one thought anything of things like that, and since it was said with affection and love, no insult was intended. Glad you aren’t scarred for life after being called a “redskin,” too. 🙂

            Yeah, shingles is not fun at all. ,y younger brother had gotten them a year or so before I did (this was abt 18 yrs ago), and after experiencing them for myself, I felt badly for not sending him gifts while he dealt with it.

          • foxyladi14 Says:

            I hope and pray you do not the Shingles Marge.
            I had them a few years ago and they are terrible. 😦 :

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

    Thought you might “enjoy” this cartoon about the despicable Carol Costello Helen.

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    Great, IMO, article by Clarice Feldman. Her first sentence, if they bothered to read it might give some of the Donk Dimwits pause to see where their party is taking us and them.

    Serfin, USA

    Do you wish to spend the rest of your life supporting swarms of non-citizens streaming across our borders and voting for you to give them more of your earnings?

  8. kenoshamarge Says:

    Ex-CBS Reporter, Sharyl Attkisson’s Book Reveals How Liberal Media Protects Obama

    That rare commodity these days, a real reporter.

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    Saturday Night Live Ridicules Obama and His Ebola Czar Ron Klain

  10. foxyladi14 Says:

    Wow Amy that Bugs does love his Mommy. Purring on your feet putting gifts in your slippers. 🙂

  11. HELENK3 Says:


    what is going on here?????? I want 49 more like him

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      There has been a concentrated effort here in Wisconsin to destroy Scott Walker ever since he was elected. The “recall” was just the tip of the iceberg. The Dems have used the courts to try to scare supporters. This is getting to be the Dems go-to tactic – using the courts to do their dirty work. And the lefty judges seem willing, in some/many cases to ignore law for ideology. It’s disgusting.

      George Will had a great column about what is happening here:

      I am wondering, if like the recall, the Dems haven’t so angered voters that while many are silent, out of fear now, they will make their voices heard in the privacy of the ballot box. After all, Walker could not have survived the recall without a substantial number of union members voting for him. Fingers crossed.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Oh, I sure hope so, Marge. I hope they are pissed off at the crap the Dems are saying abt Walker after all of the MANY good things he has done for your state.

        As for the courts, wasn’t it just a few years ago that Dems were complaining abt “activist” judges? And just what the hell have the liberal judges been doing? A case in point is what happened to True the Vote the other day – a nonsensical ruling if I have ever seen one. And then all the crap they are pulling in WI. UGH.

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          He has done well by us and in a very bad economy! Our debt is gone and many of us have a reduction in property taxes for the first time in our memory. Jobs are still scarce and what there are are part time. But that isn’t Walker’s fault, it is because of Obamacare.

          Example, Amazon is building a new facility SW of town. And they are advertising for “part time” help. So even though there will be a new employer in town it will not mean full time employment for any but a very few – mostly those in management I would think. A expect that there will be a great many “temps” too. That is another way of keep people from getting good paying full time jobs. Many places keep “temps” around as long as possible and then dump them when it is time to either let them go or hire them in. It’s a nasty game and it’s been going on for some time.

          Part of the problem is that Kenosha has a very bad name for Unions. As far as many are concerned the unions killed off the goose that layed the golden egg with first American Moters and then Chrysler. Gone now and the great paying lifetime jobs with them.

          It’s a whole nuther world out there now and I’m glad I don’t have to contend with it. I’m so sorry for those that do. They will never know the job security many of us took for granted.

          Oops sorry for rambling on.

  12. foxyladi14 Says:

    That is hilarious Marge stole it 😆

  13. HELENK3 Says:

    little bit more info on whining nurse

  14. HELENK3 Says:

    something to be aware of and very careful of what you download

  15. HELENK3 Says:

    starting Nov 6th the enemy within is going to declare all out war on America
    backtrack’s plans for after the election

  16. kenoshamarge Says:

    Because I knew there was nothing that could happen that would make me vote for a Democrat I went ahead and voted on Friday. I voted a straight Republican ballot. Until the Democrats show me that they have some people with some integrity I will continue to do the same thing every time I vote.

    While we all know that there are some bad and/or lousey Republicans, at this point in time, IMO, there are NO good Democrats!

  17. HELENK3 Says:

    just a fool or a practice terror attack?

  18. HELENK3 Says:

    my favorite judge

  19. HELENK3 Says:

    this went over like a lead balloon

  20. HELENK3 Says:

    just because this story made me laugh

  21. foxyladi14 Says:

    This should help Scotty. 😀

  22. foxyladi14 Says:

    Udall misquoting MLK. 👿

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Can you believe that? Ugh…Though nothing so far this season has been as offensive as SC Gubernatorial De,. candidate, Vince Sheheen, referring to Nikki Haley, wife (of a service member), mother of two, and GOVERNOR, as a “whore,” like he did the other day. And then doubled down by saying he had to speak the truth after he corrected him and people yelled out from the audience. WOW.

    • justine Says:

      LOL, Foxi. (Reminds me of this mis-quote:

      What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.

      –Dan Quayle in a speech to the United Negro College Fund, May, 1989

  23. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    And on a MUCH more fun note, a friend posted this at Facebook, and I just had to share. It had me smiling and tapping my toes, all while being proud of our Navy:

  24. HELENK3 Says:

    more on the whiny nurse. not a credible lady

  25. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    This says absolutely everything abt Dems:

    If they are willing to keep Harry Reid as Majority leader after his inept, even destructive, “leadership,” that says everything anyone needs to know abt them.

  26. HELENK3 Says:

    gotta love it

  27. kenoshamarge Says:


    Gallup poll shows Tea Party supporters the most motivated to vote

    They’re baaaa-aaack, as Carol Anne said in Poltergeist II. No, not the cheesy ghosts from the cemetery under their house, but the ghosts of the previous midterm election, and they’re about to haunt Democrats. Gallup’s survey from the end of last month shows that the most enthusiastic voters in this cycle are Tea Party supporters — and it’s not even close:

    Although the Tea Party has not been as visible in this year’s midterm elections as it was in 2010, Tea Party Republicans have given more thought to this year’s elections and are much more motivated to vote than are non-Tea Party Republicans or other Americans. About one in four Americans continue to say they support the Tea Party.

    These results, from a Sept. 25-30 Gallup poll, demonstrate that despite what appears to be a lower profile this year, the Tea Party wing of the Republican Party — about 18% of all national adults — remains a powerful force, given their higher interest in the election and higher motivation to vote. This is not a new phenomenon; Republican Tea Party supporters gave the 2010 midterm elections more thought and were more motivated to vote than other Republicans, although all voters in general were paying more attention that year.


  28. HELENK3 Says:

    backtrack wants the dems to lose

    some things to think about

  29. HELENK3 Says:

    This is a city that fought for freedom in the beginning of this country. What the hell happened to it?

  30. HELENK3 Says:

    Woodward—-investigate IRS

  31. HELENK3 Says:

    the black panthers have always been against police officers. I remember when they shot a cop in Phila over 30 years ago

  32. HELENK3 Says:

    New York City health commissioner says Ebola test results for 5-year-old boy at Bellevue Hospital should be known by early afternoon – @DrMaryTBassett

  33. HELENK3 Says:

    meet the press complains about political climate
    gee who helped create that climate? the press maybe?

  34. HELENK3 Says:

    this is a must read

  35. HELENK3 Says:

    look at the money made from this hoax

  36. HELENK3 Says:

    looking at a couple of stories from today about what is being taught in some schools here, You can’t help but wonder if that is why a few kids are becoming radical islamist.
    just two today
    the change in teaching our history
    the islamic conversion prayer in a grade school

  37. HELENK3 Says:

    good question and how can it be prevented?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      It is a good question, and when in the hell will they be stopped? The party has become so corrupt, with people turning a blind eye to what the Dems are doing, allowing them to continue their despicable behavior.

  38. HELENK3 Says:

    dems promoting racial disharmony as usual

  39. HELENK3 Says:

    backtrack bunch’s snub of Israeli defense minister designed to humiliate him.

    today’s american government is an embarrassment to this country.

    frat boys instead of grownups

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      What a bunch of juvenile punks they are. This is NOT how a country treats its ALLY, for heaven’s sake. What in the hell is wrong with them?? Oh, wait – you already said it – they’re a bunch of frat boys instead of adults…

  40. HELENK3 Says:

    it is getting scarey out there

  41. HELENK3 Says:;_ylt=AwrSyCOFik1U9VYAjAnQtDMD

    whiny nurse is going to sue Gov Christie.
    would not want this woman taking care of me if I were sick.

  42. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Turns out, flu shots ain’t all they are cracked up to be, especially for the elderly:

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