Relax – It’s The Weekend * Weekend Open Thread *

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Since it’s the weekend and I can’t think of anything better to do I thought I would bore you with random bits of information. In other words when it came time to post – I had nothing!

So Here We Go…

Remember when your mother told you to eat your carrots because they were good for you? Well it appears that she knew what she was talking about.

Just in case you are interested in learning to speak cat.
If one picture is worth a thousand words what do these two pictures tell you? Because we all know that a squirrel will eat a plastic bucket if given the opportunity. But they don’t want GMO corn? Hmmm

I realize this is a very clever image. Someone went to a lot of trouble and put a great deal of thought into carving that pumpkin and setting it up like that. I’m glad I don’t live next door to who ever thought that up. It would keep me awake nights.

I know this man probably has a very good reason for why he chose to look like this. It’s just that I cannot for life of me think what it would be.

What could I possibly say that would be better than what’s on the picture?

No thanks, I don’t feel like sitting just now. If I don’t pass I may just pass a truck on Sheridan Road. Just before a sudden stop. I wonder if I could talk that know-it-all neighbor into having a seat. No that would be mean. Tee hee.

I know this girl – she used to be me. And just for the record – honey was not ever amused.

Attention: Public Service Announcement. And does anyone know what the hell is a mangosteen.

Just to let you know what kind of a day I’m having…

And to end this is what I want to do when I grow up.

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62 Responses to “Relax – It’s The Weekend * Weekend Open Thread *”

  1. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.thediplomad.com/2016/07/dallas-massacre-progressives-you-built_8.html

    the site where this came from is usually sarcastic and funny.
    but this article is a serious one and it is true

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      It is true. The left has used race to divide us for a generation. They’ve use gender too.

      The bill for their selfish, short-sighted b.s. is going to come due soon. The right has been ineffective, cowardly and more concerned themselves than with doing the job their were elected to do.

      Media is as corrupt as the government and many citizens are equally to blame. The so-called Trump phenomena proves that. He’s a liar and a cheat and God only knows what else. And they don’t care.

      • piper Says:

        Now Marge, they do this because it makes them feel good and they love all those pats on the back they give themselves. They’re protected from all the ‘bull’ they impose on us little folks. They’ll never denounce anything until it affects them.

        A bit off the mark but this is the best I can find now.

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          Those who aren’t happy in spite of all the government handouts seem to think that the problem is that they haven’t been given enough. If doesn’t seem to occur to them that the problem is them not the stuff.

          Great Carlin quote.

  2. helenk3 Says:

    be careful when you take your selfies

    https://scontent.fden3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p480x480/13626573_1074075282679189_1723045897162208094_n.jpg?oh=addceadc8483b69b15fc227a606569c7&oe=58362D7B

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      That’s hysterical! Although I don’t think it’s all the far off the mark for some of these narcissistic people. Selfies? Seriously?

  3. helenk3 Says:

    an oldie but a goodie

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I still laugh when I watch this even though I’ve seen it a couple of times. He’s great!

  4. helenk3 Says:

    I think they have more moves than me

  5. piper Says:

    Back from biking across Wisconsin and a bit in Minnesota. Glad to hear that Amy is back home and on the mend, and Marge is posting daily.
    Found this article which I actually agree with all the points in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. My overall feelings about Ted have changed since he agreed to speak at convention. Okay I copied most of it.

    ‘Cruz’s agreement to be in Cleveland to support Trump’s coronation is exactly the reason people hate politicians. Sure, the image of the duplicitous politician is burned in the American psyche — citizens have accused elected representatives of being oleaginous weasels as long as they’ve been casting ballots. But watching conservative politicians capitulate to Trump’s strong-arm tactics has quickly turned the knob to “11.”

    Even the GOP’s once-most promising members have gotten in on the act. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal called Trump a “narcissist,” and an “egomaniacal madman” who had no principles — months later, Jindal endorsed Trump. Sen. Marco Rubio was once Trump’s harshest critic, at one point saying Trump shouldn’t be given access to the nation’s nuclear codes. In May, Rubio endorsed Trump. (One wonders how we can trust Trump with the nation’s nuclear football when we couldn’t even trust him with the USFL.)

    But in politics, we are once again finding out that almost all deeply held positions are situational. Politicians are willing to take courageous stands right up until the moment the usefulness of those beliefs expire.

    Yet there is one politician who refuses to alter his positions for political expediency. And that is likely why he is the presumptive Republican nominee. Trump is the flip side of the weak-of-conscience opponents he defenestrated during the GOP primary; He will cling to his positions, no matter how obnoxious or detrimental.

    And that is why it made sense for voters to pick a reality television star as a major party nominee; for many Americans, politics is now simply a television show that bears little resemblance to their own lives. They see backstabbing, screaming, narcissism and scheming, while nothing of substance ever gets done. Call this show “The Real House Members of Washington, D.C.”

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/ted-cruz-puts-ambition-before-dignity-b99758468z1–386046421.html

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I don’t agree with the Journal Sentinel and that’s nothing new.

      Cruz didn’t endorse Trump. He agreed to speak at a Republican Convention and since he’s a Republican it’s his right. Trump said Cruz couldn’t speak unless he endorsed – Cruz didn’t endorse but Trump asked him to speak anyway.

      Cruz has said that he felt he should speak as he thought his would be the only voice expressing “Conservative” principles. And he also said he felt he owed it to all those who worked so hard for him to speak.

      I tend to wish he wouldn’t show up at what I suspect will be a tacky circus like media event.

      However it was his choice to make and the more the media pounds him, calls him names, Megyn Kelly was particularly disgusting. the more I wonder if he isn’t right to speak. Because no matter what he does he will be reviled.

      • piper Says:

        I agree but I wish that Ted wouldn’t have agreed to speak at the convention which I see as nothing short of a circus. Knowing Trump and his minions they’ll somehow claim that Cruz is endorsing him and the media will play it up on a nightly basis.

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          That is precisely what Kelly is suggesting. That if he speaks it is an “endorsement” of Trump. It isn’t but once into the public’s perception, and Kelly and the other Cruz haters are doing their best to do just that, the truth won’t matter. But then it seems these days that it seldom does.

        • amarissa Says:

          I never supported Cruz and now I support him even less. Trump insulted not only him but his wife. I think those 16 candidates who ran with Trump should have all turned their backs on this inept and hateful candidate. I respect all those who are not supporting Trump nor attending his reality show of a convention.

          The republican party is doomed if they stick with this clown and I hope they pay for it for a long time! To make matters worse for the party there are now strong rumors that Trump will not serve if he won (God forbid!). It’s really sad that millions of Americans have put their trust on such a despicable human being.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        My impression was that Cruz agreeing to speak at the Convention was as a voice crying out in the wilderness, not an endorsement of Trump. I totally get that many will try to skew it that way – no doubt abt that. But yeah, since he is a Republican Senator, and it is the Republican Convention, it seems like it is his one last chance to try and bring reason to an event that likely will be the circus many of us expect.

        Cruz was not my first choice, but so far, he has continued to show that he is a man of conviction. I hope and pray he will mince no words and call the RNC to account. Hope springs eternal!

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          What I’ve heard is that he intends to thank the people that worked so hard for him and to speak on Conservative principles. Perhaps not even mention Trump at all. Wouldn’t that be a kick in the old Trump ego?

          Whatever he says, and I too don’t wish to see him connected to the Trump 3 ring circus, those who wish to silence him do Trump another favor. He has a RIGHT to speak and he’s chosen to do just that. Ascribing ulterior motives to that is so Trumpian.

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

    Now Megyn Kelly Has a Problem With Ted Cruz Speaking at the GOP Convention

    http://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2016/07/09/now-megyn-kelly-problem-ted-cruz-speaking-gop-convention/

    Ted Cruz Re FNC: ‘I’m Not Going to Worry About Their Attacks’

    http://www.adweek.com/fishbowldc/ted-cruz-re-fnc-im-not-going-to-worry-about-their-attacks/157378

  7. helenk3 Says:

    when i first saw this, I sent it to my daughter who was an escape artist when she was young. I told her I was not sure if the animal’s name was Andrea

  8. helenk3 Says:

    Marge
    tell Lou it is western day on gettv.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I’ll tell him. He watches it much of the time anyway. He says to tell you thank you so much for telling us about it.

  9. helenk3 Says:

    I laughed so hard at this one

    • helenk3 Says:

      I would love to see him in concert

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Lou was walking by when this was playing and we both were laughing right out loud.

      • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

        Love this post! Thanks, Marge! And personally, I love carrots, especially those little baby ones. Oh, and so do all the horses at the barn! I never get a bag for me without getting a bag to take and share (one bag is gone by the end of the barn visit – I assumed that went without saying, but just in case!).

        Love the Hawkins video – cracked me up

        • kenoshamarge Says:

          Glad you like it. I went looking for something cheerful for the weekend and found bits and pieces. So that what I posted.

          Or at least that’s what I tried to post. Disqus and WordPress messed with me this morning and I couldn’t get the dang thing to post. I fought tooth and nail and finally about 11 or so I got it up. Whew – I thought I broke your blog and I was in full on panic mode.

          But all is now well.

    • piper Says:

      Funny

  10. kenoshamarge Says:

  11. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.weaselzippers.us/282413-breaking-dallas-pd-headquarters-on-lockdown-swat-deployed-for-serious-threat/

    Dallas Police Headquarters on lockdown due to threat

  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Here is a lovely feel good story abt a dog whose owners allowed the pup to pick its new best friend from the animal shelter. Check out who Raven chose: http://www.pawmygosh.com/raven-and-woodhouse/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Good for Raven – he knew who he wanted for his friend and it looks like it’s working just fine. Heartwarming story. Thanks Rev.

  13. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Here’s another feel good story after the assault on police officers in Dallas: http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2016/07/09/girl-9-uses-birthday-money-to-buy-lunch-for-detroit-police-officers-after-seeing-tragedy-in-dallas-on-news/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I think it is so important for us to see stories like this at this time. We tend to forget, at least I do, the good when we see so much bad. Bless this little girl for her big heart. All of us want to do something – she did it.

  14. kenoshamarge Says:

    Black El Paso Police Chief Tells Press BLM Is a ‘Radical Hate Group’

    “Black Lives Matter, as far as I am concerned, is a radical hate group,” he said. “And for that purpose alone, I think the leadership of this country needs to look a little bit harder at that particular group. The consequences of what we saw in Dallas is due to their efforts.”

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2016/07/09/black-el-paso-sheriff-tells-press-blm-is-a-radical-hate-group-n2190413

  15. kenoshamarge Says:

    Memorial for slain police officers grows:

  16. kenoshamarge Says:

  17. kenoshamarge Says:

    The Law Is Dying because Morality Is Dying

    Tuesday, after FBI director James Comey spent about 15 minutes laying out the legal case against Hillary Clinton and then spent about three minutes declaring that he was going to ignore the evidence and recommend no legal action against Mrs. Clinton, TheBlaze’s Matt Walsh declared that “The law is Dead.”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/the_law_is_dying_because_morality_is_dying.html

    • piper Says:

      Sometimes I wish I could discuss this ‘situation’ with my own legal eagle, he was such an articulate and erudite man who could see both sides of the argument.
      In this election cycle we really do have the worst of the worst running for president. Each one in his/her own way is a sleazy crook with no morals or filters exploiting ‘fear’ as the reason to vote for them.
      I can understand that Comey did not want to influence our election by choosing one over the another as both candidates are guilty of many crimes and should be held accounted and jailed.

  18. kenoshamarge Says:

  19. piper Says:

    Lengthy read about Drumpf and his supporters

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/11/george-saunders-goes-to-trump-rallies

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I read it and I am still confused about why people support Trump. I liked this bit:

      Apply Occam’s razor: if someone brags this much, bending every ray of light back to himself, what’s the simplest explanation?

      I can understand people who have reluctantly decided to vote for Trump because Hillary is just so terrible. I won’t do it but I understand it.

      But those that actively “support” him and have from the beginning I will never understand. And I don’t want to. I want nothing to do with people like that. They have no brains, no decency, no morals and no interest in the truth. If they’d been in Guyana with Jim Jones they would have drunk the Kool Aid.

  20. helenk3 Says:

    i need this today

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I used to see the northern lights when we would go to upper Wisconsin on vacation or to visit relatives. Where I live now I am surrounded by buildings and trees and can only see the moon when it is overhead. So I don’t see much of the night sky.

      Thanks for this – the greatest show on earth.

  21. helenk3 Says:

    I need this too

    • helenk3 Says:

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      In a world growing increasingly ugly we need all the beauty we can find. And mother nature provides it in abundance. From Northern Lights to Waterfalls and Rainbows and down to dancing butterflies on the Butterfly Bush in my back yard the beauty is there. I just have to make more of an effort to look.

      Thanks Helen. I need it too. I think we all do.

  22. mcnorman Says:

    OT Anyone have any suggestions on how to keep the water in the soil? We are water restricted and I already use straw to retain moisture in the garden. We are in for a 107 week sweep and I just cannot seem to keep anything from wilting.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I sometimes use shredded paper from my paper shredder. Once wet it seems to hold moisture for a long time. I don’t think much of anything will hold up for long at those temperatures.

      Perhaps someway to “shade” the plants so direct sun doesn’t dry out the soil?

      I was never under constraints about how much water I could use just how much I wanted to use being the tightwad that I am.

      I’ll ask around and see if any of my gardening friends have any ideas.

      • mcnorman Says:

        Please do. The heat is just horrible. My poor chickens are under shade, but they cannot cool down. I give them cold or frozen watermelon, but that cannot sustain them throughout the night.

  23. helenk3 Says:

    http://www.newsiosity.com/articles/business/man-sees-teen-pulling-something-down-street-quickly-stops-video

    this kid will go places.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I agree Helen – this young man will go far. Not only is he a hard worker, he’s a creative worker too. He has the entrepreneurial gene that those that build their own businesses need. I’m not a betting woman but I’d bet on this kid. Mom and Dad did a good job in his raising and I hope they are very proud.

    • mcnorman Says:

      He’s not going to be waiting for (let’s see, in my day it was called) the man to lift him uip. He will do it on his own.

  24. helenk3 Says:

    this was great

  25. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    A friend had this graphic up at Facebook on Crime Statistics and the percentages of who kills whom. it is stunning, at least to those of us who care abt facts:

    https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13600330_10201675082676929_7592992711353072926_n.jpg?oh=429c8557835ef5b764b980f661591538&oe=58340657

    Bringing this down from above:

    A black police officer from FL had an incredibly powerful post on Facebook abt how his community treats him, what the real crime statistics are, and more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2016/07/10/riveting-post-by-black-police-officer-confronts-blm-with-raw-honesty-and-every-american-needs-to-see-it-363067

  26. helenk3 Says:

    seems like this is a good way to end the weekend

  27. helenk3 Says:

    Marge
    i do not know how to start a post. If you could start one i will follow up.
    I think this would be a good place to start

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