Sunday, January 15, 2017
Things seem bleak in the world of politics these days.
Whether you are disturbed or excited about the incoming administration, there is a lot of uncertainty and anger floating around out there.
Even many of those who voted for the in coming president aren't that keen on him they just disliked the alternative more.
So between contentious confirmations and an unwavering distrust continuing between the new administration and the Intelligence agencys and the whole Russia situation, unreleased taxes, the beginnings of censorship of the media and all those conflicts of interest raising questions just to name a few.
We went in search of goodness...
And I am pleased to report that it wasn't that hard to find!
In this time of what seems like a daily barrage of political and social madness we found
three, count them three little sprouts of love and hope and decency that slipped through the cracks of the hardness of political concrete.
First, earlier this week we heard about 89 year old Charles Brotman who has been the announcer of the inaugural parade for the last 60 years. He has announced every single inaugural parade since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957.
With the recent passing of his wife,
Mr. Brotman was getting through his loss by throwing himself into the upcoming preparation for this years inaugural parade when he received an e-mail from the Trump campaign ...firing him!
Yep! Donald just unpacked his favorite TV reality show phrase and threw it right in Mr. Brotman's face.
Well, we have great news!
Mr. Brotman was just hired by NBC4 TV in Washington DC to be their announcer!
You're loss Mr. Trump.
( faith and hope )
It was kind of leaked that there was going to be a surprise party of some sort for Joe Biden.
Well surprise is putting it mildly...
President Obama honored his vice president and good friend with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom ( the nations highest civilian honor)......with distinction! Making him one of only a handful of those to receive this honor.
We love Joe too and if anybody deserves a metal for all he's done throughout his years in congress and all he has given and given up, it's Joe.
( love and friendship )
And last, who says differing sides can't come together.
Did you know that when the Obama's moved into the White House the Bush sisters wrote letters to Sasha and Malia welcoming them and giving them advice on the next four to eight years?
And, they wrote them again to help them with the adjustment of going from living in the White House to going back into the public domain.
( kindness and understanding )
So have faith...be kind, accepting and understanding.
These attributes are precious and much needed these days...
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Noodle and crew
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Okay, I admit it...this first part is a little snarky.
I guess the Trump campaign is having trouble getting celebrities for his inauguration...
not a real surprise after who showed up for the Republican Convention.
But still, now that he's the guy you'd think he could get a couple big names.
He's kinda like the kid in school who had the coolest car but couldn't get anyone to ride in it.
Even the Mormon Tabernacle choir isn't all on board...
Next up; some things you should be aware of...
The Trump administration sent out a letter to the Energy Department demanding the names of climate change scientists... guess why? Guess what? They said NO!
Then there's the whole Internet situation ......
Turns out that Donald and his troupe have been making a lot of noise about Internet neutrality and censorship and that's creating quite a shakeup in that community.
Ever heard of the the wayback machine ( yes, as in Mr. Peabody and Sherman )?
Turns out certain organizations that feel as though they are under fire with the incoming administration are busy backing up and moving files that could be seized or destroyed to other countries or implanting serious encryption so information will not disappear.
Speaking of the Internet and techie stuff, Donald Trump held a summit of tech people at Trump Tower.
It was interesting to note that the only big name missing was twitter and you won't believe why!
You would think Donald loves the Internet with one of his BFF's being WikiLeaks and it's founder Julian Assange and all...
So with this new U.S.A., friend of Russia and censoring it's citizens and the media we should all be vigilant.
If you are a Trump supporter don't follow blindly. Watch what your candidate is doing as well as saying they may be two different things.
That wall you want him to build? Turns out it's not Mexico that's going to pay for it. It's coming out of the pockets of taxpayers like you and me.
And really watch what's happening with Medicare and Social Security or you may find yourself in a real fix!
And who knows what his next twitter frenzy will bring?
I find it odd that people keep saying "he'll change once he gets in the White House", really?
Just what makes people think he'll do that? There is not one scintilla of evidence to back that up.
Remember this is the guy who's priority was to tweet about Arnold Schwarzenegger
while the rest of the country was debating the ramifications of Russia hacking us!
So with just eight days to go, be vigilant.
No matter who you voted for don't be blinded by blind faith...
Have a wonderful weekend!
Noodle and crew
Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Needless to say a lot has gone on this year.
It's been rough and bloody.
From massacres of civilians in Syria to terrorist attacks around the globe. Millions of displaced refugees who have fled the terror of their homes, in many cases only to be met with hostility in other countries that once held hope and promise.
Now, add to that the anger and discontentment that permeates our society like a hateful disease that just keeps spreading with no vaccine to stop it.
We are divided and we are in trouble for we can not as a nation or as a world survive, fractured and splintered.
With the added weight of a divisive election we must find a way to lift each other up no matter what our differences.
No matter what our politics, no matter what...
I am optimistic that humanity will win out in the end and we will be better for it.
But until then,
there is this...
Have a Happy and hopeful New Year...
Noodle and crew