Sunday, May 7, 2017

Everybody has an opinion...

So, there is this big kerfuffle going on about a comedy monologue that was delivered by Stephen Colbert about Donald Trump.

Now this is nothing new of course. Comedian's and late night talk hosts have been skewering politician's for years.

What's interesting is that some, are now whining about this "terrible" hate speech and having the government via the FCC , investigate...

These are the same  people who espoused the government for being too big and oh by the way, what ever happened to those same folks and their righteous indignation when it came to their freedom of speech?

Let me get this straight, it's okay for "people" to say things like "I grab them by the pussy" and imply that Ted  Cruz's father had something to do with JFK's assassination,
but a late night talk show host, known to be a comedian who tells a joke you don't find amusing, well that's just too much?

Let me throw out my humble opinion on what's going on here...

It seems to me that we have become a nation, no a world, of people who are convinced that our opinion is the correct opinion.

It doesn't seem to matter anymore whether you can back it up with facts because facts are subjective now days.

We watch MSNBC or FOX,
we listen to NPR or Rush Limbaugh.

We wrap ourselves in our little protective cocoon's where the only thing we let in are the things we agree with and convince ourselves that our facts are the right facts, our way is the right way, our God is the right God and our beliefs are the right beliefs.

We don't bother to listen to anyone whose views don't correspond to ours so we never even think about other view points.


We need dialogue people!

We need to talk to each other!

Some one made the case the other day that the Democratic party has basically proclaimed that if you are Pro Life you are not welcome.

That's just bad politics!

But we all know it's not just Democrats...

If you are a Republican running for a seat by god you better be against immigration reform and threatening to eviscerate Planned Parenthood.

And don't get me started on climate change.

And let's not forget those pesky Independents...

Look, you may be pro gun, pro life, pro the wall and all sorts of things someone like me finds totally unacceptable...but opinion's TRUE OPINIONS really do matter.

We all need to give a little here.

Inclusive not exclusive makes for a much better and productive society and isn't that what we all want?

So how about we take compromise off the dirty words list for a while.

How about we challenge ourselves to step out of our comfort zone and actually listen to other points of view?

Just because you open yourself up to other ideas doesn't mean you have to change your mind and it doesn't mean you are a traitor to your belief's.

So come on...give it a try!

You never know what you might learn...

Have a super Sunday!

Noodle and crew


  1. We should spay or neuter ALL politicians Noodle, that would calm them down a bit then everyone could play nice.

  2. Hari OM
    Hear! Hear! You've nailed that one today... and that is indeed becoming a world-wide phenomenon. Am trying not to despair... Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. Thank god for Macron. Perhaps France will set an example of sanity in this incredibly wacky world. And freedom of speech is freedom of speech. How about Paul Ryan standing next to a guy with....well...some antiRebub heavy words on his tee and not even KNOWING IT. Holy tamale. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE? Not my crowd....

  4. You are right, Noodle ! But you are preaching to the choir here ! Keep it up anyway, the ripples are spreading.

  5. Ok, don't hate me. But...I am BEYOND liberal (I think you know that)....but...saying that Trump is giving Putin (however you spell it) blowjobs is a bit much...even for me. Could also be because I can't stomach Stephen Colbert. I'm a "Falpal" Jimmy Fallon all the way. I have enough aggravation during the day, don't need more of it at night. That being said, if you haven't checked out Seth Meyers late night, you need to. HILARIOUS. catchatwithcarenandcody

  6. noodle....sum timez we iz thanx full de food servizz gurl unhooked de tee and vee~~~~~~~~ ♥♥ just sayin ~~~~~~~ ☺☺

  7. We love how you "say it like it is," Noodle.

  8. You are so wise Noodle. We need to get your message out to the president and other government leaders.

  9. Either everyone is free to speak or no one is free to speak. Freedom for all or freedom for none 'cause really, you can only HAVE freedom if EVERYONE is free. Just doesn't work any other way, I'm afraid.

    BUT... Freedom of speech should never be confused with freedom to make up stupid stuff that defies both reason and logic, and then claim that stupid stuff to be fact. MOUSES!

  10. We agree so much! But speaking of humor, we just learned that there is a Sen. Whitehouse. What if he became President? The media would have to refer to "The Whitehouse White House". LOL!