Dreams Do Come True *Weekend Open Thread*


As we come ever closer to Election Day, we are being INUNDATED with ads for candidates, pundits giving us their best guess who is going to win, what’s going to happen to the House and/or Senate, come Wednesday morning, depending on who wins, candidates getting desperate and saying even stupider things (talking to you, Jeanne Shaheen, Mary Landrieu, who has doubled down on her racism comment, Vince Sheheen, Obama himself on stay-at-home moms, and the list goes on).


Amazingly, there is even more going on than the Elections, from Eric Holder’s untoward influence into the Ferguson matter
to the continued threat that is ISIS to the hypocritical double standard of Democrats on sexism. Don’t even get me started on the arrogant, demeaning, belittling treatment of our closest ally in the Middle East while buddying up to our enemies (Iran comes to mind). Again, the list goes on, and it can be mighty depressing if one lets it be.

Double Ugh.

Which is why I have to share this beautiful story with you. It is about a young girl, Kyssi Andrews, who has a dream. She wants, more than anything, to be a Texas State Trooper, to “keep the roads safe.” There is a catch, though, as you will see in the video below:

I don’t know about you, but this story moves me on so many different levels. Just from the get-go, Kyssi is just about the cutest little thing I have ever seen. And then there is the matter of what her dream is. With all the animosity being directed at our police forces across the country, from the rancor and anger in Ferguson (regardless of the facts of the case) to the attacks on police officers in New York City and Washington, DC (h/t Helenk), it is so touching that this little girl wants nothing more than to be a police officer.

And then there is the very real issue as to why that dream long term may go unfulfilled. Yet, that is not keeping this little girl down, or from fulfilling her dream in the short term. It says so much about the City of Houston that they have already made her an honorary police officer, but when you see ALL that the DPS did to make her dream come true, from the uniforms to taking her on a ride along in a patrol car to flying in a helicopter, the best part was seeing the joy on this child’s face. Truly a gift. My hope, and my prayer, is that this little girl beats the cancer she is facing. If anyone can, it would be this determined little girl. Bless her heart…

Since Saturday is All Saint’s Day (as in, the reason for celebrating Halloween, All Hallows Eve), I have to share one of my favorite hymns for this day (thinking of you, Cuz’n Cindy). As I have mentioned before, my father was a church organist, and choir master at every church we attended. To honor him, my mother (who also sang in the choir), all the family and friends I have lost over the years, and for those of you who have lost loved ones, I offer you this hymn, “For All The Saints,” sung by the King’s College Choir:

Just beautiful, isn’t it? It never fails to remind me of my parents, and of being awakened on Sunday mornings by my father practicing the organ…

Another great thing occurring this weekend is the Breeders’ Cup. It is a huge event beginning on Friday, and capping off a number of races (beginning at 12:05 PT on NBCSN) Saturday with the Classic starting at 5:35 PDT (8:35 EDT) on NBC. Some of the greatest horses in the world run at the Breeders’ Cup over the course of two days.

Running in this year’s Classic is California Chrome (a favorite here), the Kentucky Derby and Belmont winner. This is Chrome’s second race since the Belmont when he was injured pretty badly and lost his bid for the Triple Crown. It should be a good day of racing, as the Friday races have been. (HRTV.com is a good source, too, if you want to keep up with the races.)

Staying with animals now, I have to share with you a very funny video. I found this one while looking for a similar one which had been on the news and I wanted to share it with my partner. This one was just as funny, actually funnier because of the young woman’s reaction:

Isn’t that hilarious?? Ohmygosh, I was laughing so hard. In case you are wondering, this was the one I saw on the news:

Just cracks me up. Apparently, these goats have a dream, too – wait, what? What, what? Yes, they have a dream to speak, or at least to know!

Okay, folks – it’s all yours now. You know the drill – feel free to share whatever stories you wish, funny videos, songs running around in your head, whatever. This is your Weekend Open Thread.


66 Responses to “Dreams Do Come True *Weekend Open Thread*”

  1. HELENK3 Says:

    one more dream come true
    Sgt Tahmooressi is home

  2. HELENK3 Says:


    do you ever wonder if backtrack’s speech writers hate him? He does not to even know what he is saying and they put some really stupid comments in his speeches

  3. HELENK3 Says:

    does not seem

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    And doncha just love this ad running against Kay Hagan?

  5. HELENK3 Says:


    no more sales of windows 7 and windows 8
    I thought windows 10 was not coming out until some time in 2015. Can’t not believe they would not have some kind on windows 10 in time for the Christmas buying

  6. HELENK3 Says:


    I think this guy is related to MYIQ at the crawdad hole

  7. HELENK3 Says:


    is this called getting while the getting is good?

  8. HELENK3 Says:

  9. HELENK3 Says:

    back in my young and single Wildwood NJ summer nights

  10. HELENK3 Says:


    this is a surprise

    • foxyladi14 Says:

      Yes and a good surprise too Helen. 🙂

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Yes, it is. Maybe it is because Walker has done such great things for the state economically, and gotten them back on track. You’d think other unions would realize how good that was for them, but no…

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        And maybe, just maybe, some of the lies of Mary Burke have come back to haunt her. She claimed that Wisconsin was dead last in job growth. By saying something so outrageous she proved herself a liar and a fool to any but the most kool-aid addicted. Worse than Illinois? Who but an Obot would believe such nonsense? Actually we are number 4 in the midwest, which is consederably better than where Doyle and Burke left us.

        And I am still amazed at the fact that my property taxes have gone down – twice while my property value has held steady for 4 years now. So Walker is definately improving things for us. Slowly as it should be. A fast rise often precepitates a faster fall. There are no quick fixes for our economy and we shouldn’t expect them or believe anyone that promises that.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      A union endorsing Walker? I am goshwoggled!

  11. foxyladi14 Says:

    Very Very important Vote on Tuesday Nov. 4th.
    I already did. 🙂

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I all ready voted too. Easier these days for me to “early” vote, after getting most of the facts I need to make an informed decision, than to struggle with standing in line. My get along ain’t what it used to be.

      It still feels strange voting for Republicans. Sometimes, often I have to hold my nose but just can’t find a Democrat with any integriy so voting for someone who will support someone who does have that smidge is important. Especially here in Wisconsin where Scott Walker will need all the support he can get should he win. Another win will make him and even more serious contender for 2016 and that means the Dems and the media will seek even harder to destroy him as they have sought, and somewhat succeeded in destroying Ted Cruz.

      • foxyladi14 Says:

        I love doing it this way Marge so easy. 🙂

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Marge, I know exactly what you mean. After voting straight-party Dem for my entire life until 2008, it is still a bit odd. But like you, there are no Dems, certainly not in this state, that I would support. No way would I support Sheheen over Haley, who has done great work in our state. Never mind that Sheheen is a sexist putz, but yeah – not gonna happen. And I love our Senator, Tim Scott. He is the real deal.

        Oh, no doubt abt Scott Walker. They will try and Palin-ize him big time. They already tried when they brought up the already dismissed charges against him as if they were current. I figured then they were worried abt him…

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          They are worried about him but so far have found no issue that works to destroy him. But one will come because they have the benefit of not having to tell the truth.

          Remember how they claimed, and still claim, that Ted Cruz shut down the government. What idiot would believe that one “junior” Senator could shut down the government? Yet many idiots believed it and still do. And many lying scumbags are still saying it. They feared, and still do fear Ted Cruz so he must never be allowed to get up off the mat. Ditto Palin.

          Actually I think a ticket with Cruz for President and Palin for VP would be great. I don’t think it could win do to the demonizing that has been done. And the reason I say Cruz for the top spot is because he’s smarter and has all that debate experience. He’s also taken cases before the Supreme Court. It would take a lot to rattle him.

          Although to say something for the fine Governor of my state, Walker is remarkably unflappable. He seemed to be the calmest one during the whole near riots at the capital disgrace. He stood tall and took his lumps while the Dems ran to Illinois. They should have stayed IMO – Illinois likes crooks, they must they just keep electing them. Durbin will coast to another win and I suspect so will Quinn – ugh!

  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Stephen Moore has a good piece on the real reason why gas prices are falling (and it isn’t Obama’s policies, he points out): http://dailysignal.com/2014/10/26/gas-prices-falling/?utm_source=heritagefoundation&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=saturday&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRokuKTLZKXonjHpfsX57%2B0uUKa%2Bi4kz2EFye%2BLIHETpodcMT8ZhMa%2BTFAwTG5toziV8R7jHKM1t0sEQWBHmHi%2F6k7Xsbp9HcLpn9cU8rf%2F1

  13. foxyladi14 Says:

    Amen ❤


  14. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Well, dang. California Chrome did not win, but he did come in third. AND he beat Tonalist, the horse who defeated him in the Belmont. He also beat Shared Belief, who was expected to win. Neither one of those horses showed. Good to see him doing so well after his very long rest, and poor performance in his first race back. Oh, and he did not lose by much. The top three were all very close at the end…

  15. HELENK3 Says:


    love it
    check out the cartoon

  16. kenoshamarge Says:

    Ya think this might be true?

  17. foxyladi14 Says:

    I am so sorry that your Horses did not win the Breeders cup Amy. ❤

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks, Foxy – there was an inquiry after the race (major bumping coming out of the gate), but the result held.

      What I didn’t get was the commentators talking abt Chrome as if he was a has-been flash in the pan after he won TWO legs of the Triple Crown. Meanwhile, they spoke more highly of Tonalist, who won one of the Triple Crown races (and whom Chrome left behind yesterday). I just didn’t get it. And they were all VERY wrong abt who was going to win, so shows what THEY know… 🙂

  18. foxyladi14 Says:

    Set clocks back.
    I hope this works 😆


    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Did the clocks back thing first thing this morning. Dragged my ladder from room to room and climbed up and changed the time. Damn I hate daylight savings time!

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Yeah – it’s tough on the body in a bunch of ways. I have a very strong internal clock, as well as animals who don’t care WHAT the clock says. Thank heavens none of our clocks were up high.

        I’m just glad you didn’t hurt yourself dragging that ladder all over creation and climbing up/down it!

  19. HELENK3 Says:


    those who do not know history are bound to repeat it

  20. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    I’ll be darned – our paper, the Post and Courier, endorsed Gov. Haley today. Charleston is a liberal city, so this is a bit surprising, and welcome, news: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141102/PC1002/141109892/1022/keep-haley-on-the-jobs-job

  21. foxyladi14 Says:

    That is good news Amy. Maybe people are waking up. 🙂

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      That it is, Foxy. One of the main things they emphasized is something SHE has emphasized – jobs. And Haley has done a FANTASTIC job breaking new industry to SC. She has done a great job fulfilling her campaign promises, too. She’s a great choice – and also a clear denial of Landrieu’s comments abt women and race in the South since Haley is first generation Indian American and a woman.

  22. HELENK3 Says:


    some useful info

  23. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    I just got my BizPacReview email, which included Judge Jeanine’s Opening Statement:

    Once again, Pirro just nails it.

  24. HELENK3 Says:
  25. HELENK3 Says:

    I think this is so cool


  26. HELENK3 Says:


    decline of the journalism industry

    interesting article
    no it is not about the stenographers that are now called journalists

  27. HELENK3 Says:


    my generation might have been young and dumb, I do not think we were this stupid

  28. HELENK3 Says:


    political correctness rules

  29. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    I’ll say. I thought that judge’s ruling was ridiculous. What, was he using a crystal ball to determine that the IRS was going to stop harassing conservative groups?? What kind of judge rules like that? Not a good one, IMHO…

  30. HELENK3 Says:


    you will have to click on the link to get it to show. sorry about that

  31. HELENK3 Says:


    will it help in time for the election?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Good question, Helen. I am glad they are actually DOING something abt this, but it doesn’t address the root of the issue – the willingness of Democrats to steal elections through any means possible. That systemic mindset is incredibly troubling, especially in terms of what it says abt us as a culture.

  32. HELENK3 Says:


    do not expect any new business to open in ferguson for the next 100 years
    or how to destroy a town

  33. HELENK3 Says:


    another reason to buy American made

  34. HELENK3 Says:

  35. HELENK3 Says:

    some old time music


  36. HELENK3 Says:

  37. kenoshamarge Says:

    Oh I hope this is right! I really like Joni Ernst and think she would be great for the Senate. And where are all the feminists who complain all the time that there aren’t enough women in the Senate? Lying dirtbags that really mean they want “liberal” women in the Senate. Conservative women are to be treated, by these same women, worse than most any misogynist male ever thought of doing!

    MSNBC: Iowa Voters ‘Definitely Down’ on Obama, Looks Like Ernst Going To Win

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I hope she does, too, Marge (my upcoming post has some abt her in it and Harkin’s idiotic statements abt her). She is really an impressive woman.

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