Sunday, December 17, 2017

Merry, merry...

May your tinsel stay sparkly as it hangs from your tree.
May you watch lots of football on your TV.

May your holly be green and it's berries stay red.
May sugar plumb fairies dance in your head.

May your lights all be twinkly and shine very bright.
If you eat lots of cookies, may your pants not be tight.

May love and laughter fill all your days.
And if you are lost may you find your way.

May your blessings be many
and your troubles be few...

have the happiest of holiday's

Noodle and crew

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

One small step...

                                              (listen to;)   "walk on"

With the roll back of voting rights, tax cuts that are really tax hikes, immigration policies, the rescinding of DACA and on, and on and on...

We'd like to acknowledge something that just might be a little more positive.

It's a small step but it could be one that takes us in the right direction.

In 2015 Walter Scott was shot to death by a police officer.

There have been too many of these types of incidents that have gone unpunished and too many people left with no justice.

Families left with no one held accountable.

But, on Thursday after pleading guilty, a judge sentenced the officer who shot Scott, to 20 years in prison.

In the aftermath of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Eric Garner and too many others to mention, It may seem like a small step...

but as small as it might be, it is a step.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Secret Santa...

Oh boy!
It's our first Christmas present of the year...
Let's all say thank you to Donald Trump and the republican party!

The phrase death and taxes is usually attributed to Benjamin Franklin, who wrote in a 1789 letter that “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

In the early hours of the morning the Republicans pushed through their tax bill.

Never mind that the bill looked like a mish mashed word salad with scribbled unintelligible bits and pieces in the margins and is 400 pages long. And that no one including those who voted for it had any time to read no one actually knows for sure what is in it..

But with some nifty two stepping Mitch McConnell was able to persuade republicans to fall in line.

Here are some things we do know about the bill.

In an already devastated Puerto Rico, the bill hikes the export tax. Because Puerto Rico isn't having enough trouble.

The bill will increase the deficit by over a Trillion with a T, dollars.

Students will have a much harder time affording a higher education.   

Oh and by the way...
multi billion dollar corporations and the rich will do just fine.

That includes Donald Trump even though he vehemently denies it.

Their taxes were slashed so, there's that.

Like the Beatles wrote in the song Tax man ;

"If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,
if you try to sit, I'll tax your seat,
if you get too cold, I'll tax the heat
if you take a walk, I'll tax you feet".

This tax bill will in essence be the death of an already critically wounded middle class.
But the rich get richer and if we all wait long enough it will somehow magically trickle down,...

So, merry Christmas or if you are so inclined, happy holidays...
What a wonderful gift!

Have a great weekend!

Noodle and crew

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Quintessential Barbie or the dead squirrel in the room...

                                  (baby Noodle archives)

When I was seven, my friends and I were walking home from school one day when we came upon a dead squirrel.
None of us had any experience what so ever with death.
But there lay the squirrel at the base of the big cherry tree right in from of my grandmother's house.
I can still picture the scene in my head, 5 seven year old's gathered in a circle around a dead animal.
We decided to give it a proper burial in the back yard thus began the search for a coffin.

We descended upon my bedroom looking for some type of box in which to put the remains of said squirrel prior to it's burial.
That's when I spotted my Barbie Doll.
The doll was a prized possession and as such I was extremely careful to always put her back in the box in which she came every time I played with her.

Now I was debating using her box to bury a squirrel.
In the end the squirrel won.
And was laid to rest in Barbie's box.

That's what I used to think about when anyone mentioned Barbie Dolls.

Until now...

Now consciously or subconsciously the only thing that comes to mind when I hear Barbie Doll is Ivanka Trump.

It's not so much that she looks like a Barbie Doll it's more her persona.
She seems plastic.
not real
I guess the word I'm looking for is pretend .

She's like a shiny Christmas ornament.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be mean but other than promoting her "business"
I'm not sure what her function is except to stand there and look good.

But now she has a platform from which to peddle her brand and make a little more money.

But be careful what you wish for...
because now it seems to be coming back to bite her in the a**!

Just recently she was inundated by nasty memes after tweeting about the appropriate Thanksgiving table setting which was so far off the mark for ordinary people that it was a joke.

Now she's off to India to do...what? Be window dressing?
Make a deal on lower costs over seas to produce her clothing line?

The White House now seems to have become some bizarre version of the Sopranos
with money laundering and back door deals with shady governments all contributing in some way to the financial interests of the Trump family.

Take for example the almost indictment of Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr. in 2012.

Funny, I can remember a time ( was it only a year ago?) when we would have thought that all of this must be in reference to some third world country.

Rampant corruption, money flowing in from Russia and who knows where else.
Indictment's being handed down on a daily basis...

But on the plus side, at least we have Ivanka Trump to tell us all just what to wear to the next Congressional hearing.

Have a wonderful weekend...

Noodle and crew