Rocky Road, And Weekend Primaries/Caucuses *Weekend Open Thread*


Rocky the Rescued Squirrel continues his road to recovery with Natasha, his now-litter mate. According to the vet tech who told me about him, the Squirrel Whisperer (Glenn is his name) who took Rocky is also a sculptor who works with metal. He has built a metal cage around a tree so the little babies can have some time outside until they are old enough to be released into the wild.

Glenn texted me on Friday reporting that Rocky is now climbing upside down already. He sent these new photos of the bright-eyed, and bushy-tailed Rocky:

Isn’t he ADORABLE?!?! So cute…

The vet tech also told me that the Whisperer is very careful with these babies, keeping them int he garage so they do not hear human sounds like televisions and radios. He interacts with them as little as possible so they don’t become tame.

But, there is one little squirrel he rescued who has a bad leg. As a result, he cannot be released back into the wold and lives with Glenn, and his one-eyed Pug. The vet tech told me the funniest story about the little squirrel and the dog. To give you an idea, watch the video below, only imagine a Pub instead:


Isn’t that hilarious? Oh, I might add that this dog looks VERY much like our own DJ (short for Don Juan – it’s the eyebrows!).




He’s a handsome fellow, isn’t he? Anyway, yeah, just imagine a little squirrel riding around on a dog, and that is what the Squirrel Whisperer has going on his house!

And speaking of being squirrely (ahem), I think that sums up this Election Season, don’t you? Despite what the pundits are saying, this campaign has just started. There are many more States that still haven’t had their say. This weekend is no exception with the following states weighing in. From (this is a good reference for seeing when the rest of the states vote):

Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Republican caucuses
Republican caucuses
Democratic caucuses
Sunday, March 6th, 2016
Democratic caucuses

It will be interesting to see who comes out on top in these weekend contests, who will add to their delegate counts, and how the media will spin the results regardless of the results. I reckon time will tell, and feel free to discuss the results in the Comments below.

But before we get too far from Thursday night’s debate, and since this is a Weekend Open Thread, I have got to share a very funny Federalist article with you. This one contains Tweets from the Debate, and they were hilarious. Sad, but funny, if you know what I mean.

Here, then, are some of the Tweets set up by the Federalist author, Kyle Sammin:

[…] The tone of the conversation did not improve from there. Segueing from the ongoing conversation about the size of his hands, Trump sought to establish that—well, I’ll let Twitter explain. […]


David Axelrod  ‎@davidaxelrod

Once again, @realDonaldTrump boasts about assets we cannot see.

9:07 PM – 3 Mar 2016 · Arizona, USA, United States

Moderator Mike Wallace challenged Trump on his deficit reduction plans, and brought some charts to back him up.

Donald Trump: Here’s my plan.

Chris Wallace: You’re an idiot and here is a graphic showing how  9:23 PM – 3 Mar 2016

Geebus, Trump can’t spell, and they’re asking him to explain math? 9:23 PM – 3 Mar 2016

ROTFLMAO – come on, that was funny!! Ahahaha.

But wait, there is more from The Federalist:

[…] Trump proclaimed that, through negotiation, he would save more money on prescription drugs than the government actually spends on prescription drugs. Wallace was not impressed.

Trump: “We’re talking about billions of dollars.” Chris Wallace: “No, you’re not, sir. Can I have Slide Number 2?” 9:24 PM – 3 Mar 2016

Donald Trump appears to be insisting that you can cut $300 billion from $78 billion in government spending.  9:24 PM – 3 Mar 2016

[…] Cruz got a question on immigration, but he turned it on Trump, questioning his commitment to reducing illegal immigration, noting his campaign donations to Democrats who support amnesty, and suggesting that he told The New York Times off the record that his Mexican wall idea was all bluster.

Trump refuses to release off the record conversation w/NYT because it’s “not fair to anybody” How sweet of him to protect@nytimes like that  9:35 PM – 3 Mar 2016

Wow. So Trump really did tell the New York Times that his whole campaign is bullshit. 9:34 PM – 3 Mar 2016 […] (Click here to read the rest.)

There were many more good ones in there, and I recommend the entire post. It literally had me laughing out loud. Funny!

And hey, these days, getting a good laugh out of some of these antics of the candidates is the only way to keep us from crying at some of the lunacy and idiocy being spouted n both sides of the aisle.

In closing, I have to share this song with you in honor of the comments by both Senators, Cruz and Rubio, during the debate on Thursday night:

Ahahaha. Yeah, just in case the good Senators want to get some as a little gift for the “flexible” Donald Trump...

That’s it for me. Keep an eye out for those results this weekend. Feel free to discuss the Caucuses and Primaries, the debate, or ROCKY, or whatever else is on your minds.

This is the Weekend Open Thread!


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43 Responses to “Rocky Road, And Weekend Primaries/Caucuses *Weekend Open Thread*”

  1. piper Says:

    Instead of sitting home and brooding about the primaries today, I’m going to take the train down to Chicago and have a bit of fun there then back home after the results are in. Might even skip looking at the computer.
    Thank you for the latest on Rocky and his current home.

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    Rocky is adorable! He sure is growing fast. Thanks for the updates.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Isn’t he so cute?! It makes me break into giggles every time I see that adorable face! And my pleasure – thanks for indulging me!

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    I was put in my place today by a Trumpanzee who informed me that Trump won the debate. It said so at Drudge. I admit to sitting at my keyboard and being unable to even find something to say to such blatant stupidity. It makes my head hurt.

    More on the debate:

    The question of Trump’s “flexibility” also led to the strongest – and funniest – line of the night from Rubio. Here’s the exchange, sparked by Cruz’s chiding of Trump for interrupting his answer:

    CRUZ: But, Donald, please, I know it’s hard not to interrupt. But try.

    TRUMP: Yeah, I know it is. But it’s not what you said in the op-ed.

    CRUZ: Breathe, breathe, breathe.

    TRUMP: Lyin’ Ted.

    CRUZ: You can do it. You can breathe. I know it’s hard. I know it’s hard. But just…

    RUBIO: When they’re done with the yoga, can I answer a question?

    CRUZ: You cannot.


    RUBIO: Unbelievable.

    CRUZ: I really hope that we don’t – we don’t see yoga on this stage.

    RUBIO: Well, he’s very flexible, so you never know.

    Rubio’s quick wit – a far cry from the Marcobot malfunction four weeks ago in New Hampshire – capped a decent overall performance. But it remains unclear whether Rubio’s aggressive, head-to-head attacks on Trump are hurting his opponent or helping him.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      ROTFLMAO – never mind that just abt EVERYONE said Cruz won…

      That exchange is just hilarious. Did you ever, in all your born days, think you would hear the kind of stuff we’re hearing at these Presidential Debate? Wow…

      Speaking of, check out what this Romney ally has to say abt Trump’s claims that ROMNEY wanted anything from Donald. Seems to have been the other way around:

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    By the time one reasonably intelligent girl appeared and answered the question I was a proud as if I had given birth to her myself.

    Remedial Civics Week

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh. My. GOD.

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        These are college students. What has our educational system done to our kids? They are so ignorant it’s disgraceful. Did you get the one that said that it was her area of study? My jaw has dropped so often lately it’s a wonder it hasn’t taken up a permanent position in my bra.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          I know – just STUNNING, isn’t it, Marge?? Our educational system has been devised now to reduce kids to the lowest denominator. Much easier to control them that way, I guess. But how they can get to COLLEGE and not know ANYTHING abt our three branches of government – except that one young woman – is BEYOND me. What a dereliction of duty by Educators…

  6. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Cruz has won Kansas and Maine, while Trump is projected to win LA, is currently leading in KY, though that is a closer race.

    Meanwhile, Clinton won LA, but Sanders won Nebraska and Kansas. If you had ever told me that a Dem. Socialist calling for a Revolution would win in the heartland, I’d think you were smoking Crack. Amazingly, that is where we are in this country now…

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I would have never thought of Maine as “Cruz Country”. I was surprised. All in all Cruz did very well. Trump underperformed and it might be time for Rubio to think about getting out. Would even winning his home state of Florida help him now? Anymore than Kasich winning Ohio?

  7. kenoshamarge Says:

    Cruz on Trump’s heels after victories on Super Saturday

    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz established himself on Saturday night as the challenger with the best chance to defeat Trump as the Texas senator posted two impressive victories and nearly caught the front-runner in two other states.

    Is it just a coincidence that Cruz does better where the Dems can’t “cross over” to make mischief?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Oh, no coincidence at all. There is no doubt the Dems are doing what they can to get Trump to be the nominee, especially in states where Clinton’s chances are really strong. That definitely happened here, and is happening elsewhere, too.

      Thanks for the article!

  8. kenoshamarge Says:

    Nate Silver calls Saturday a bad night for Rubio, a terrible one for Trump

    Statistician Nate Silver, founder of FiveThirtyEight, is calling Saturday a terrible night for Donald Trump, even though early returns suggest he’s pulling second in the handful of states voting, leaving Marco Rubio floundering.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      It definitely was a bad night for them both, though I am delighted it was bad for Trump! I was so hoping Cruz was going to edge out Trump in KY, but he was very close. And now, Cruz is only 82 delegates behind Trump. If Rubio asked his delegates to go to Cruz, Cruz would be in the lead. Wouldn’t THAT be something?!?!

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I think that’s why so many people are talking about a “Cruzio” ticket. Would this country vote for two Cubans? I am told that many Mexicans loathe Cubans. The so called “Hispanic” vote is not monolithic so it’s hard to tell.

        My gal Susana Martinez endorsed Rubio and I respect both her and your Governor Haley so I have been giving him a second look. But he isn’t getting the delegates needed. Would he, he’s only 44, be willing to settle for VP?

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          I so like Gov. Martinez. I totally get that she doesn’t want to leave her mentally/physically disabled sister, or else I think she or Haley would be EXCELLENT VP choices.

          And yes, that both of them like Rubio says something. He is the same age as Cruz is, btw – they are both 44. He just looks young!

          But yeah – good question abt the Mexican vote. Maybe if Martinez was willing to campaign for Cruz and/ or Cruz/Rubio, that would help…

          • kenoshamarge Says:

            Oops, I thought Cruz was 45. Both of them young enough to have a long political life if the doddering codgers who are also running, Trump – 69, Bernie – 74 and Hillary – 68.

            Also was amazed to read a short time ago that while Trump did inch out a win in Louisiana, Cruz got as many delegates as Trump did.

          • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

            Yes, Cruz is 45 – I meant to say they are ABOUT the same age. Everyone always seems to think Cruz is so much older than Rubio because Rubio looks so young. 🙂

  9. kenoshamarge Says:

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

    Trump’s CPAC Snub Was Over Q&A Format

    Maybe he just saw a need to do more work in Kansas. If so, he didn’t work hard enough and he angered some about skipping C-PAC. Not the smartest move. But Trumpanzees don’t understand things like that.

  11. kenoshamarge Says:

    Donald Trump and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: An Interview with Sam Vaknin

    I have watched 600 hours of video of Trump. Here are my preliminary clinical observations:

    Trump confabulates a lot and has grandiose fantasies, which he has come to believe in, thus partially and intermittently losing touch with reality (delusionally “failing the reality test”).

    Trump is hypervigilant to the point of paranoia, besieged by conjured enemies and imaginary slights to his person, appearance, or accomplishments. He reacts aggressively and vindictively to such perceived narcissistic injuries and humiliations. His is a siege mentality.

    Trump is a compulsive attention-seeker and will go to any extreme to obtain it.

    Trump is counterdependent: he abhors authority, rules, traditions, and “The Establishment” and rebels against them vociferously and ostentatiously. He is manifestly defiant and abrasive.

    Trump talks about himself in the third person (“Trump will do this”) and often uses the royal “we” to refer to himself. His first person pronoun density (the number of times he uses “I,” “me,” and “myself” in a conversation or in interviews) is the highest I have ever heard from any politician, Obama included.

    Trump places a premium on appearances rather than on substance.

    Trump is highly somatic and hypochondriac as he emphasizes the way he dresses and refrains from damaging his shrine-like body by consuming substances like alcohol or nicotine. He is self-worshiping and painfully self-conscious.

    Trump is disproportionately aggressive, hypersensitive, and defensive, faking superiority which, in all probability is compensatory: it masks a deep and unsettling sense of inferiority and extreme awareness of and an agonizing dependence upon what other people think of him (“thin skin”).

    Trump lacks empathy and clearly enjoys embarrassing and hurting other people gratuitously. Such antisocial misconduct makes him feel (and, in his mind, actually renders him) all-powerful and God-like (“omnipotent”).

    There is much more. I found the whole interview fascinating. I would imagine the same Trumpanzees that will hurl monkey poo at the good doctor thought him a genius when he diagnosed Obama as a narcissist. Mote in eye time. And finally there’s this:

    Narcissists tend to be divisive, vindictive, confrontational, aggressive, hate-filled, raging, incoherent, judgment-impaired, and irrational.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Good heavens – Yep, I’d say it seems evident that Trump has NPD – no question abt it!

      OH – did you see the rally in which Trump had people raise their right hands and swear to vote for him?? And they DID it, that is what is even more disturbing. Here’s the link:

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Since when do you have to pledge to someone when you go to hear them speak? I thought the point was to hear them speak to help you make up your mind. Very bad optics. Much as I dislike Trump I would never compare him to Hitler. But the image is not a good one and you know the Democrats, the birthplace of the KKK, would run that image over and over again against him.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          People are already comparing Trump’s voting declaration and holding up their right hands to Hitler. Oh, yeah – people are not happy abt that at ALL, and no, the optics are TERRIBLE.

          Trump would be worse – far worse, I suspect – than Obama, and that’s saying something…

  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy Reagan’s family and friends. May she rest in peace:

    A grateful and grieving nation thanks her for her service as First Lady of the United States, and for her graciousness during and after her time in the White House…

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      My deepest sympathy to her family. She was a class act. I’ll bet she’s glad to finally join her husband and the love of her life. There’s was a great love story and she must have missed him so much.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        I am sure you are right. I am sure she has missed her beloved husband, and will be happy to join him where his mind is once again whole.

        Beautiful, beautiful sentiment, Marge…

  13. kenoshamarge Says:

    ‘Pathetic, but not unexpected’: NYT covers the death of Nancy Reagan as shamefully as you’d expect

    What is wrong with these people?

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Good grief, that is DESPICABLE. They wasted SEVEN PARAGRAPHS on Iran-Contra?? WTH is WRONG with the people there??! There is no excuse for that level of childish shots at a woman who was not an elected official, after all, but the First Lady of the USA.

      I cannot believe I used to have respect for the Old Grey Lady. Now, she is pretty much the Old Gratuitously Insulting Schmuck…

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        As Andrew Klavan said so perfectly, the NYT used to be a newspaper. If they are such ideologues that they feel the need to try to smear a 94 year old former First Lady’s Obituary, they are some really sick, disgusting people.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          You said it. It is just deplorable the attitudes of people these days. WOW. Is this what the internet has brought us? Or is it bad parenting? Poor education? Fewer morals/manners? All of the above? It is disturbing, to say the least…

  14. kenoshamarge Says:

    I seldom read anything that Maureen Dowd writes. She’s just not relevant IMO. In this piece, which I won’t link, take that Maureen, she predictably shreds all the other Republicans and Hillary. But then there was this little gem of a paragraph. Too good not to pass on. Wonder what the “Donald”, whom Maureen claims to know well, will have to say about her.

    “He has a tenuous relationship with the truth and an inch-deep understanding of policy. Although it is compelling when he says he would surround himself with an A team in the White House, his campaign is not chock-a-block with A-team players. On Friday, his team put out a press release saying Trump would campaign this weekend in a town called “Witchita” in the state of “Kanasas.” And he has not brought on heavyweights who could bring him up to speed on substance.” ~ Maureen Dowd

  15. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Marco Rubio won Puerto Rico – that is a nice number of delegates for him – 23:

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