Oh, Those Young’uns, And Springing *Weekend Open Thread*


Kids these days. Turns out that Southern Illinois University has a new idea on how to reach diversity. They are providing the space – wait for it – for NAP TIME for their young’uns to dream about what they want to see in the future. Then they get to put those unicorn rainbow dreams up on a “Dream Wall.”

I swear to God, I am not making this up. From the Daily Caller:


Marissa Amposta, a “student coordinator” at the university is holding four two-hour naps in the library this month to “internally generate student dreams of diversity,” the Daily Egyptian reports.

The naps will be part of the Dreaming Diversity Art Installation, which is part of Women’s History Month and apparently real.

After the students sleep, they can write their dreams down and pin them to a fabric scroll, which will later be discussed at a panel of women for Women’s History Month. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Is it possible to homeschool for college? I am just wondering because what the hell ever is going on in our universities and colleges these days scares the bejeezus out of me. THESE are the people who are soon going to be in the work force, in management, and in politics. These kids. Seriously. Doesn’t that just the fear of God into you? Sure does me…

Cpl. Johnny Joey Jones (ret.) has a few suggestions for these special little dreamers:

Uh, yeah. They could stand to listen to him, but I am sure won’t because : a., he was in the military; b. he is patriotic; and c. he is telling them something they don’t want to hear (i.e., a “microaggression”).

I do want to say about Cpl Johnny Joey Jones that he is a true hero, and his attitude is a “teachable moment” for young and old alike. What a remarkable young man he is. We are lucky as a nation to have someone like him on our side.

And speaking of young’uns , since this is the Weekend Open Thread in which we try to take a bit of a break from the Political Realm, I have some chilluns to share with you of the Equine variety (shocking, I know). That would be some of the newest Budweiser Clydesdales born at the Warm Springs Ranch in Boonesville, Missouri.

That is DEFINITELY a “bucket list” place for me to go. Can you just imagine being able to go into their 25,000 sf breeding barn and see the mothers and foals in there? Or the young Clydesdales romping around in the pasture? Oh, what a sight that wound be. Yep – gotta go to Missouri.

Anyway, thanks to I Heart Horses for putting up some of these “little” cuties for us to see:




Last, but certainly not least, came this little guy:


Again, a tip of the hat to I Heart Horses for their post focused on the young Clydesdales and their moms.

Oh, how I would love to have one of those horses, but I would have to win the lottery first to pay for their daily upkeep (they eat a lot – they are big horses, after all). The Ranch does sell the Clydesdales that don’t have the proper markings or size to be on the Budweiser team. They aren’t as much as you might think considering their pedigrees. Yeah – gotta win that lottery…

Okay, that’s it for me. Moving day is less than two weeks away (!!!) and I have my nephew coming in town this weekend to help get some projects done before we move. Yep, I’m moving on:

Okay, maybe not so intense as the song above, but it’s a good song. And not for nothing, it is hard to leave our beautiful log home even though we love our new place. We have been here for almost 11 years and built the house we thought was going to be our forever dream home.

But sometime Life has other ideas about where our lives will take us. And so, we are building our NEW dream home, one that will make both of our lives easier in terms of proximity to, well, EVERYTHING. That will be a blessing indeed…

Hey, don’t forget this Saturday night to turn your clocks forward:

So, yeah – I’ll be around some this weekend, but I’m leaving this up to you now. It is the Weekend Open Thread!



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31 Responses to “Oh, Those Young’uns, And Springing *Weekend Open Thread*”

  1. kenoshamarge Says:

    Great post Amy! Such treats – A real live American hero in Johnny Joey Jones and massive cuteness in baby Clydesdale beauties!

    I can understand “nap” time in Kindergarten or at the Senior Center, but for college students? Dang, they sure don’t grow em like they used to.

    Or maybe all or most of the ones with guts and brains are either in the military or are keeping their heads down and their mouths shut.

    After all the smart ones will be getting an education and will be the ones who will snag the better jobs while the whiners, and nappers will get what they deserve.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks so much, Marge!

      Isn’t Cpl. Johnny Joey Jones (love that name) such a treasure? he IS a real live American hero, and demonstrates in every way what Americans can be. His attitude is SO good and positive, so different from the snowflakes out protesting people saying things that hurt their feelings. Love him.

      And those CLYDESDALES!! I so, so want to go to Warm Springs Ranch to see them up close and in person!

      Oh, I think you are right abt the smart kids – they are going abt their business and getting an education while those other children act out.

      Yep, no doubt that they don’t grow them like they used to!

  2. kenoshamarge Says:

    After Passing Soda Tax To Curb Habit, Dems Insist Retailers Are Price-Gouging

    The soda tax was designed to raise revenue while regulating behavior—a liberal Democrat’s dream. But the justifications and predicted effects kept changing. At three cents an ounce, city officials predicted the cost of a soda would increase by 55 percent, which they said would cause a drop in sales by the same amount.

    They also claimed the reduction in soda purchases would not reduce the sales tax collected, because “people will use the extra money to buy other grocery products.” Given that most groceries in Pennsylvania are not subject to sales tax, this was already a dubious proposition.


    Before feeling sorry for these people who are paying the price for their ignorance remember that they’ve been voting for Democrats since 1951.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Yep – they deserve exactly what they are getting for making all of these moves to control the behavior of others (and Reps are supposed to be the fascists – ahahaha). Serves them right!!

  3. kenoshamarge Says:

    Trump Gets Urgent Warning: ‘Clean House at IRS as Quickly as Possible’

    A Washington-based government watchdog is warning President Trump to “clean house at the IRS as quickly as possible” – or, better yet, eliminate the “corrupt” agency altogether.

    The Internal Revenue Service admitted to a federal court Wednesday that it has identified nearly 7,000 documents that contain information concerning how the agency targeted tax-exempt applications of conservative political organizations.


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Isn’t it astonishing how quickly they found those THOUSANDS of pages of clear evidence regarding Tea Party groups? It is STUNNING and I bet the MSM is completely ignoring THAT scandal too since their whole meme is that there were no scandals under Obama. Grrrrr.

      I would be FINE with abolishing the IRS altogether. If we need to have something, let it be smaller and better regulated. The IRS is off the rails…

  4. cindyindie Says:

    Great post, Cuzin! My gosh these college kids are more pampered than the Royal Family!
    Unless there are drastic changes in the next 10 years, I honestly don’t care if my grandkids go to college! They could learn just as much on their own.
    What a precious baby horse! I’ll show that to the boys.
    Well, good luck and best wishes as you move in a couple of weeks!
    A new beginning…How exciting!

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks, Cuz! As always, it’s great to see you.

      Isn’t it just incredible what many of these college kids are like now? Wow. Your grandsons would likely be better off going to a trade school.

      Yes, new beginnings indeed. It is exciting and daunting at the same time. Whew!

      I hope the boys like the foals!

      Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

    Just for the record, as I go on the record every spring – I hate daylight “saving” time. It saves nothing. It is, like most government named programs a lie since there are only so many hours of “daylight” in a day. What you “save” on one end you lose on the other.

    And I hate it. I will feel like I am trying to play catch up all day today. I hate that. I feel angry and resentful and I hate heading to church in that frame of mind.

    Maybe a cartoon can change that.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I could not agree more. It is stupid, and it does nothing but throw off everyone’s sleep patterns.

      One of the Fox and Friends hosts yesterday said that if Trump does nothing else, he should abolish this resolution, since that is all it is – a resolution. And if Trump doesn’t, he said he may run for office with that being his ONLY platform issue. 🙂

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        I think it’s worse for us “morning” people. The moment I got out of bed this morning I was 1 hour behind. I’ll be that hour behind most of the day. I don’t like it.

        I’ve changed all the clocks that I can reach, the cable box and the computers reset themselves, which I find handy but creepy.

        Now I’ll have to wait until Lou, who is NOT a morning person is up and awake enough to change the time on the remaining “wall” clocks which will further annoy me.

        I know it’s silly and petty but I have enough things in my life that annoy me and this is just and unneeded and unwanted annoyance on the list.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Oh, I totally understand. Yes, I think we morning people have a pretty hard time with things like this. It really is so silly. They need to abolish it once and for all. It doesn’t DO anything but mess with us!

          Thank heavens you have someone tall around! 🙂

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  7. kenoshamarge Says:


    A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and then he bailed out.

    Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and jumped out.

    The lawyer then said, “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.” He also grabbed a parachute and jumped.

    The priest looked at the little boy and said, “My son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace.”

    The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, “Not to worry, Father. The ‘smartest man in the world’ just took off with my back pack.”

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  9. piper Says:

    Pathetic – couldn’t listen to entire video of stupidity coming from our supposed future leaders. Taken for a ride.


    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Isn’t it amazing – the stupid fools are protesting but they can’t even articulate what they are protesting. Ignorance can be cured – stupid not.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      It is stunning, isn’t it? At the very least, if you are going to send the time screaming and yelling, you should at LEAST have an idea as to WHY. Just SMH…

  10. piper Says:

    Slowly moving around this Sunday morning spending too much time carousing the internet which is causing heartburn along with my sleepiness. Need to get out and enjoy this beautiful day before the ‘the last hurrah of snowflakes’ arrive to interfere with my early morning ophthalmology appointment.

    Need a little of Maxine to brighten today.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      LOL – Maxine does have a way of encapsulating it, doesn’t she?

      And I hear you abt the impact of DST…

  11. piper Says:

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    Last one

  13. kenoshamarge Says:

    Hate daylight saving time? You may have a point, researchers say

    Daylight saving time is the practice of moving clocks forward by one hour during summer months so that daylight lasts longer into evening. Most of North America and Europe follows the custom, while the majority of countries elsewhere do not.

    When clocks in almost all of the United States spring forward by an hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, it will likely prompt an increase in heart attacks and strokes, cause more car accidents and reduce worker productivity, according to studies. It will also fail to cut the nation’s energy bill, contrary to what the experts once believed.


    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Holy Crappydoo!!! All of those things sound like a GREAT reason for Trump to declare that resolution a thing of the past. WOW.

  14. kenoshamarge Says:

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