Friday, February 26, 2016

Something For the Weekend...

 
A slightly different version of last nights republican debate;
 
  video
 
 
If you would like highlights from the real thing; http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/26/politics/republican-debate-recap/
 
 
 
We thought this was really quite enough for you to deal with this weekend!
 
 
Noodle and crew 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wordless Wednesday...

                                  
 
 
 
                                                          (baby Noodle archives)
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
 
 
 
Noodle and crew
 
 
 
 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

So, two dogs walk into a bar...

               





It seems as though some Democrats are facing a crisis of continence this voting season.

What at first glance seemed like a sure thing is rapidly turning into a neck and neck race between the two Democratic candidates.

This has lead to conflict within the party.

There are some liberals who are upset with President Obama because they feel that he was too moderate. He didn't go far enough; no public option in the Affordable Care Act, didn't close Guantanamo, didn't break up the big banks or send anyone on Wall Street to jail and he didn't talk  about race enough.
They are dissolutioned and want a more radical candidate this time around.

Then there are those who look at what the president has accomplished and believe that to push for those more radical policies would never have made it through congress and perhaps what was passed would not have made it at all.

So on one hand "look what we have!" on the other "look what we didn't get!" Glass half full vs. glass half empty.

On one hand there is Bernie who is starting a what some would say is a much needed political revolution.
On the other hand you have Hillary with a vast and proven track record that shows emphatically that she will get the job done but maybe not quite as radically.

What is a poor liberal to do?

And that is where we get to the two dogs... in a very round about fashion.

You are looking for a dog.

There have been several break ins in the neighborhood so you want to get a dog that will let you know when someone is lurking around or trying to break in, got it?

Lets pretend Bernie is a Laberdoodle, happy, bouncy, barks happily when you come home and is a little more trendy. He barks at strangers but also barks at anyone else who might be in the vicinity....he's a great dog and has all the requirements you are looking for to some degree.

Lets say Hillary on the other hand is a Collie. Constant and faithful a bit more reserved and a little longer in the tooth. She's not as playful but stands her ground and barks when there is a stranger about or things go bump in the night but recognizes the difference between friends and foes. She also fills all of your requirements but she's just not as much fun, not as trendy.

So the question then becomes, which one would do the best job?

Younger voters seem enamored with the Sanders drum beat and that is perfectly understandable.
They are caught up in the momentum.
But when push comes to shove, will Bernie be able to deliver?

Is there any liberal out there who really doesn't think Obama would have loved to get a public option in the Affordable Care Act?
That he hasn't worked for seven years trying to close Guantanamo?

Just remember, you have to pick your battles in order to win the war.
And sometimes baby steps get you the farthest.

Get involved in the process but proceed with caution.

Revolutions are fine but they often do not end up the way you thought they would.

                                           


Have a wonderful weekend!


Noodle and crew




Wednesday, February 17, 2016

                                   Wordless Wednesday...









Have a wonderful Wednesday...


Noodle and crew

Saturday, February 13, 2016

What's With All The Anger?

                     


 
These days It seems like everybody is angry about something.
I don't mean just a little perturbed, I mean angry.
 
This seems to be the general consensus as to why Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are both inexplicably doing so well during this election process.
 
When asked, voters are voting for outsiders because they are mad.
But when asked what it is they are mad about exactly they seem to be hard pressed to pin it down.
 
All they know is they are mad and they want a change.
They feel like there should be more. More of what no one is really sure but there should be more of it.
Things should be better...but better than what?
 
If you go back 7 1/2 years, things were terrible! The economy was in free fall, thousands were laid off, the stock market almost collapsed and we were headed for even worse things down the road...
Then newly elected president Obama spent the next 5 years literally pulling the country out of this looming quagmire. And now even though we aren't 100%, we sure as sh*t are in a lot better place than we would have been had he not taken the actions that he did.
 
Need proof?
 
The unemployment rate is way down from where it was when Bush left office; http://money.cnn.com/gallery/news/economy/2015/10/28/obama-economy-10-charts/
 
Under this president there has been consistent job growth;
 
 
 
 
Look , I know things aren't perfect...but when have they ever been perfect?
There is a lot that's not fixed and not fair. But whining about it and voting for reality show hosts isn't going to fix things.
 
I look around and see that there is much left to do, but I wonder why we seem unable to see the positive accomplishments that have been made and acknowledge that we really dodged a bullet when it comes to our economy.
(If you want to see all of POTUS's accomplishments check out; http://www.democratichub.com/obama-administration-accomplishments.aspx )
 
 
Which brings me back to the beginning of this post. What are we REALLY so angry at and about?
Just a little something to think about...
 
 
 
Have a wonderful weekend!
 
 
Noodle and crew
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 








Wednesday, February 10, 2016


                                      Wordless Wednesday...

 
 
 
                                                           ( baby Noodle archives )
 
 
 
 
 
 

Have a wonderful Wednesday...
 
 
Noodle and crew
 


Saturday, February 6, 2016

In Loving Memory...




 
                                                           05/13/1923 - 02/06/2016
 
 
 
She loved licorice and MGM musicals. She collected refrigerator magnets and always wore her fathers watch after he passed away.
 
She taught me not to judge others who were different from myself and told me to take the time to put myself in other peoples shoes.
 
She sang off key.
 
She was perfectly flawed.
 
She was both strong and weak at the same time.
 
She endured much sorrow in her life and did it gracefully.
 
She was the bravest person I know.
 
I will miss her every day...
 
 
 
 
 Noodle and crew
 


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Art For Cats #1

                              WORDLESS WEDNESDAY...



                                                                Still Life With Q-tips



                                  From Noodle's Collection Of Art For Cats ( and dogs too! )




Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Noodle and crew