Wednesday, December 30, 2015

                        The Last Wordless Wednesday Of  2015...


Have a happy New Year!
Noodle and crew

Friday, December 25, 2015

                A Heart Warming Story For The Holidays...

We heard a story we really wanted to share.

Eight year old Sofia who lives in Dallas, Texas was frightened by the rhetoric of Donald Trumps call to ban Muslims and not let them enter the US. Her mother, Yassini, took to facebook to explain the devastating effect that the Republican front runners words were having on her child.

In the days following the incident Yassini's post went viral where it was read by Kerri Peek a mom and army veteran who posted a photo of herself in uniform as a show of solidarity along with the words "please show this picture of me to your daughter. Tell her I am a mom too and as a soldier I will protect her from the bad guys".
Peek then issued a plea to her "friends in the armed forces" asking them to show solidarity with families like Yassini's...

This is what followed;

Here is a link to the story;

If you would like to show your support and tell the world that words matter and that hate and hateful speech have no place in a civilized society add your photo and message here;

For facebook;

                                                                Sofia and her mom

May your weekend be filled with love!

Noodle and crew

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

             Ooooo! Look At That Shiny Thing In That Tree!

Take a look at some cats and their encounters with Christmas trees, we found 2 great videos...
And for some beautiful Christmas music as you watch those trees fall; 
Have a merry, merry, happy, happy, holly jolly and jingle bellie holiday season!
Noodle and crew

Friday, December 18, 2015

" If you can't say something nice...don't say anything at all"-Thumper's mom ( Walt Disney's Bambi )...and; What is the real meaning of that word?

Lately some people have been trying to convince everyone that talking in a derogatory manner is just really not being so very politically correct. According to these people, "there is too much political correctness and it's time to just say what you feel" no matter who it hurts or what damage it does otherwise you will look and sound weak;

The problem with this argument is the seemingly free reign it gives to those who feel they can now finally speak out loud things that should be kept to ones self if thought at all.

Someone somewhere decided that the meaning of political correctness needed to be changed to benefit their message.

If you feel you must say offensive things out loud just say them and own up to your statements. Don't  defend them by trying to change the English language.
Better yet have a moral compass and don't say them in the first place;

Now we turn to the definition of the word TRUTH;

After watching the republican debate the other night, I was amazed at how many of the candidates made statements that were blatantly untrue. Even when called to site the basis for the comment they just doubled down as if their unwillingness to admit they embellished or outright lied would somehow make them look stronger as a candidate;

It of course is not just Ms. Fiorina. Donald Trumps entire campaign seems to be made up of nonsense and comments that have no basis in fact whatsoever.
The real problem is not so much that they are saying these things, lets face it politicians lie.
It is however disturbing that they are often not called out to correct themselves and worse yet that when they are they bluster on about anyone and everything else on the planet to misdirect the conversation until everyone just gives up.

If we have devolved so far that we no longer will defend the truth, and by that I mean the actual truth not what someone believes to be the truth, how will we ever survive as a nation, as a people as a world?

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! And that's the truth...

Noodle and crew

Monday, December 14, 2015

                  Ooops! We missed our weekend post ( wind and power outages )

             So... Here Are Some Monday Morning Mewsings...

(baby Noodle archives)
 On this day prior to the sixth (?) Republican debate we thought this may be of interest;

With many of the establishment Republicans ready to implode with how it looks as though the primaries might go ( let's face it there are still 13 candidates to choose from! )

And with all the talk of polls and brokered conventions going on we couldn't resist sharing an idea that sprang up from heaven knows where.

Is it really this bad?

Have a wonderful week!

Noodle and crew

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

                            WORDLESS WEDNESDAY...

Have a wonderful Wednesday...

Noodle and crew

Saturday, December 5, 2015

An Abundance Of Guns...

                Something To Think About This Weekend...

                                            An Abundance Of Guns...


Another shooting and whether or not it is workplace violence or it ends up being a terrorist attack it is another in what seems to be a never ending chain of: more guns, more bullets, more death.

First let me say that I do not want anyone to take away anyone's guns.
I do not oppose people having guns.
But here is where we might differ;
I don't think there is any conceivable reason for anyone other than those in the military to have or need automatic weapons and bulk ammunition clips.
I think that there is every reason to have mandatory background checks for anyone trying to purchase a gun of any kind, anywhere and if you have nothing to hide or are not committing or planning to commit a crime you should not have a problem with them either.
It seems the more this happens the more we all dig in our heels and say no even before anyone has asked a question. No matter, we must find an answer...
Maybe there should be a limit per house hold on the number of guns you can have at one time. If you're not planning to arm a militia or go on a shooting spree do you  really need more than one or two guns?
Perhaps we could put a tax on ammunition $ 1000.00 per bullet. That might cut down on the number of shootings...
Maybe a gun tax. We pay taxes on our cars why not guns? Of course we have to register and licence our cars and we have to have and renew a drivers
If we were to cut the number of fire arms we have in this country in half we would still have more guns than anyone else.
I keep hearing with each new shooting with loved ones lost and others traumatized for the rest of their lives, that the answer to this whole problem is just to have more guns.
With each addition to the body count I would ask you when will there be enough guns?
Will there be anyone left alive to answer that question?
Too much of anything is a bad idea...too much to drink, too much sun, too much to eat, too much exercise... ( or if you are so inclined; too many laws, too many immigrants, too much government... )
Why is it so hard to just admit we have an abundance of guns, and the consequences are more deadly than any terrorist attack we could ever imagine.
Truly reasonable people can have a disagreement about guns, abortion, the role of government and all the other topics that divide us, but while we are arguing about who is right and who is wrong and while we repeat all the talking points we have heard and agree with, people are dying and if we are not careful it will destroy us all.
With all these guns we have accumulated and all the common sense regulations that we have not put into place (congress just struck down a bill that would have made it illegal for those on The Terrorist Watch List to purchase a gun, really?) we seem stuck in an endless loop of violence.

We seem to be more concerned about our position on the issue and how to make the case that our way is the right way rather than on the thousands of our citizens; men, women and children who are dying every day due to guns.

I feel I must repeat an important aspect to what I am saying here; I don't hate guns! I don't think there should be no guns. You like guns? Great have one or two but please let's live in a country where you have them and their abundance does not take away my rights.. my right to go to a movie theater or shopping mall or send my kids off to school without worrying about someone with guns and buckets of ammo shooting up the place.

I refuse to believe that we simply can not have a civilized discussion about this issue. Compromise is not a dirty word. Our country was founded on compromise. 
If we stand around and do nothing but argue then that is our shame and for this we will be held accountable...

Have a wonderful weekend,

Noodle and crew
The following is a link to where the presidential candidates stand on gun control;





Wednesday, December 2, 2015

                            WORDLESS WEDNESDAY...

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Noodle and crew