“Prey Time”; Happy Time; And Touching Time *Weekend Open Thread*


Thank goodness it is the weekend. I swear, the level of frustration, irritation, righteous indignation, and downright anger as a result of the continued actions by this Administration just does not seem to end, does it? At least this past week brought a bit of a comeuppance to this Administration by Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl being charged with several major infractions of the Military Code of Justice, with more possible before this is all said and done. Then there is that whole “whatever you want, Iran!” mentality we have seen evidenced for a while, with the deal supposed to be done in a couple of days. Awesome, though there are still many questions for President Obama and this Administration for its decision to make this trade, including from actor/singer/veterans advocate, Gary Sinise.

The one bright spot was the announcement by Dirty Harry that he is oughta there come 2016. Hip, Hip, Hooray! Oh, and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is NOT happy with former Sec. Hillary Clinton since some more news has come out about those pesky emails. He is not the only one. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) is also on the trail of the missing emails. Between those two, we might just get some answers. So the news isn’t all bad.

Since it is the Weekend, you know what that means: stories that are a slave to the soul as opposed to kicking up angina. And you’re welcome!

First up is a great story a fellow animal lover Facebook friend of mine had up. That would be the “Prey Time” piece. Now, you might not think the title reflects a piece that is a salve, but trust me on this, it is. From the Daily Mail (UK):

You would be excused for assuming there is only one possibly ending when a lone baby deer is met in the wild by a hungry tigress.

Tiger FawnBut this series of heartwarming pictures by photographer Souvik Kundu shows a tiger sparing the deer’s life and, instead of making it an easy snack, deciding to play with it and treat it like one of its own. (Photo by Souvik Kundu; Caters News Agency)

The moment occurred at the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in India with the confused tiger snapped jumping next to the tiny deer, nuzzling with it, and even carrying it gently in its mouth like a cub.

Crowds at the Maharashtra reserve gasped as they predicted the spotted deer fawn would face a swift and gruesome death at the paws of the giant feline.

Instead, the unlikely two appear to become the best of friends, with the gentle tigress tenderly playing with it, before leaving the deer unharmed to live another day. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

I am sure all those folks thought that this was not going to work out at all well, but instead, they were able to witness a little interspecies love that I think most of us could not imagine happening. Such a beautiful story, isn’t it?

When I was looking for a video to describe my elation over Sen. Harry Reid retiring, I came across a pretty darn cute video of very young pygmy goats. But it is the sequel to that video I have for you here. I DARE you not to laugh at these antics and the sheer cuteness factor:

C’mon, how ADORABLE was that?! I was literally laughing out loud, especially as they went racing across the board. The sound alone was cracking me up. I think I need about a DOZEN of those cute-as-can-be goats!

Finally, for your Weekend Open Thread, I have a bit of a bittersweet story for you. If I were you, I’d go grab the Kleenex now. I guarantee you, I cried watching the video below, courtesy of Huffington Post:

In case you can’t access the video, or don’t have the bandwidth, you can read the story here.

In any event, wasn’t that so touching? What a great gift the radio station gave this couple. What a First Dance they will NEVER forget, and how wonderful to have Ed Sheerhan sing it for them. And while this won’t take away the sting of the bride having lost her mother in such a tragic manner, the joy it clearly brought to her is beyond measure.

Ironically, this was not the first time I heard the song Sheerhan performed for them this week. Derek Hough and Nastia Lukin performed an amazing Rumba to it on Dancing With the Stars Monday night:

Wasn’t that just exquisite? What a beautiful dance, and what an incredible choreographer Hough is.

Oh, and in case you were wondering who the man was they showed at the end with a soldier in her dress blues hugging on him, that was Noah Calloway, a wounded warrior who lost both his left arm and his left leg above the knee. And yes, he can dance:

What you didn’t get to see is that Calloway had dedicated that song and dance to his girlfriend. What a wonderful gift to have her show up for him that night. Just a beautiful moment to see them reunited.

On that joyful note, I leave it to you. You know the drill, friends – feel free to share songs, or funny videos or stories, or the news of the day that’s got you riled up, or whatever. It’s your Weekend Open Thread.


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29 Responses to ““Prey Time”; Happy Time; And Touching Time *Weekend Open Thread*”

  1. foxyladi14 Says:

    Have a great weekend friends. 😀

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      You too Foxy! The warm spring sun is melting the snow from our “spring” snowstorm on Thursday night. I am hoping it is the end of the snow.

      I am one of those “deniers” although unlike many of the Global Warming fanatics I do know the difference between climate and weather. That said, I often wonder how they can expect to predict “climate” 50 years in the future when they cannot, with any regularity, predict the “weather” for tomorrow. Just wondering.

      And just wondering if this year the “Easter Bunny” shouldn’t be a snowshoe rabbit. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0APd-ongOeY/UVAVUCMcoII/AAAAAAAACmY/9J6gzzuX9cQ/s1600/Snowshoe+Hare+Walk.jpg

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Good weekend to y’all, too. Sorry for being late to the party – it has been a BUSY day. We had two showings of the house today, and had a ton of errands to run, including spending a couple of hours with the builder for our new house (once we sell this one). But we got to run by to see our Jordan and the others, including Peanut the pony who is abt the cutest thing in the world. A stop at our favorite local Seafood/bbq place (with the best smoked chicken I have ever had, and the nicest folks who own it – a shrimp boat captain and his wife), then home to unload all the groceries, feed the dog, cats, and us, too.

        Thank heavens there is nothing else on the agenda but relaxation. My knees/back can’t take anything else but.
        Glad to hear the snow is melting and things are warming up in your neck of the woods!

        Btw, this whole declaration that one either believe in PRECISELY what the Democrats demand or else one is a denier is just ridiculous. Science is ever changing in its discoveries. Add to that the scandals around the falsified data to support political positions rather than what is happening. As always, my disclosure that I believe in acting as if, and believe we need to care for this planet as very best we can. But if one can’t make that point without lies, bluster, and attacks, then it weakens their argument altogether. Facts don’t need personal assaults to make their point.

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          I also believe in taking as a good a care of the planet as possible. I was recycling, composting and eating less, and then no meat long before most of these clowns ever heard the words “Global Warming”. Didn’t find it necessary to call anyone that didn’t agree with me nasty names either.

          I often, well mostly, find libs to be insecure, petty little people.

          • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

            No kidding! I have recycled and stuff for years, too, but it never even OCCURRED to me to call people names who didn’t do exactly as I did! ”

            I think you summed up those who do this succinctly! 🙂

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Thought you might get a kick out of this…

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    The final sentence from Michael Goodwin’s latest column. I thought it worth sharing:

    Albert Burneko, writing on Deadspin, offers this priceless description of The New York Times: “a grandfather clock that tells you what time it was five minutes ago.”

    Here’s a link to the column:


  4. HELENK3 Says:

  5. foxyladi14 Says:

    Amen!!! ❤


  6. foxyladi14 Says:


  7. Cindyindie Says:

    Y’all are SO brave to watch the news all of the time (as you know, my doc has poo-pooed it for me—LOL)…
    Kudos and congratulations…not to mention I am in “awe”….LOL.
    Of course we all knew about Bergdahl!!! Jeeze!!! The only thing that keeps me sane is that in 2017 we will have beaucoups of “tell all” books about the Obama administration…and ladies, we WILL be
    vindicated…even celebrated, perhaps!
    Thank you Cuz, for your vigilance!!

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      ROTFL – you are so funny, Cuz! You know I miss your comments so much, but I truly understand Doctor’s Orders abt the news. Sometimes, it is just too much, isn’t it? I literally had to change the channel last night when a special was airing on ISIS. Just appalling what those “people” are capable of doing…

      Anyway, I bet you are absolutely right abt those tell-all books. THAT will be fun, won’t it?! Ahahaha. And yes, I think we are all looking forward to that vindication.

      Without a DOUBT abt Bergdahl. Isn’t it incredible the depths to which this Administration has sunk in its lies and deception? Never ceases to amaze…

      Great to *see* you, Cuz’n!

  8. mcnorman Says:

    I’m not shy, I am going to admit that there was a Happy dance when Harry said that he wasn’t going to run again.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I did a happy dance too! No matter who or what follows Harry Reid set a standard for hypocrisy, corruption and dishonesty that will be difficult to match. Should it be Schumer, whom I also loathe, he will add in that touch of self-righteous smarminess that is so repugnant to me. A Van Hollenish smarminess. Ugh!

      What happened to the Democrat party? Is this what they wanted to be when they grew up?

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Beats the hell out of me. I don’t recognize it at all anymore. It has been completely hijacked. The demonization of anyone who doesn’t believe EXACTLY what they want them to believe is appalling. Reid turned the most deliberative body of our government into nothing more than a platform for attacking his opponents across the aisle and private citizens, too. He stalled the business of the country for nothing more than political propping up of the president. He was the worst Majority leader ever, IMO.

        And yeah – spot on abt Schumer. He and Van Hollen are two peas in a pod, aren’t they? Ugh.

        WHY do people keep voting for them? Oh, right – they are told the other side are evil people by the media and the Dems…

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

    D. W. Wilber explains the Obama Administration in a way even a liberal can understand. Or perhaps not. They can’t seem to understand much of anything.

    The Stooges Rule

    Since taking office the Obama Administration has exhibited the judgment and intelligence of a trio of stooges known as Moe, Larry and Curly when it comes to the military and national security issues. In fact, one might credit the real Three Stooges with a bit more brain cells than the senior members of this administration have displayed over the past six years.


  10. kenoshamarge Says:

    Great, IMO, John Fund piece on Hillary.

    As Fund points out: ” The first Clinton presidency was good for the Clintons, but not for the Democratic party, which lost both houses of Congress along with a majority of the nation’s governorships — and during a time of economic prosperity and peace.”

    Hillary: The Democrats’ Nixon

    Ever since Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal broke earlier this month, comparisons between her secretive style and that of Richard Nixon, whom she ironically pursued as a young lawyer on the House impeachment committee, have been frequent. But with Friday’s revelation that she wiped her private e-mail server clean after her records were requested by the State Department last year, the comparisons are becoming more concrete. Washington wags note that even Nixon never destroyed the tapes, but Hillary has permanently erased her e-mails.


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      John Fund is another good writer who tells it like it is. If we had a less political AG, Clinton might actually have to deal with this breach of her subpoena…

  11. kenoshamarge Says:

    The Ulsterman says that the Obama/Jarrett/Clinton/Rice meeting was all about putting a target on Trey Gowdy’s back.


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      That surprises me not one bit. They may have met their match with Gowdy, though – he is way smarter than any of them, and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. That is a matchup I would pay money to see. And all my money would be on Gowdy.

  12. HELENK3 Says:

  13. HELENK3 Says:

    just because

  14. HELENK3 Says:


    one take on Reid

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