Saturday, July 29, 2017

It's alive!

We apologize ahead of time for our wonky line breaks?????????

After seven years and many iterations the Republicans attempted to repeal Obamacare one more time early Friday morning.

No one really knew how it would end.

There was all sorts of speculation and debate but in the end it came down to Arizona Senator John
McCain's vote.
He along with Lisa Murkowski
of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine where the only brave souls to vote against party lines.

In the aftermath, there has been plenty of  finger pointing and threats.

But let's be clear...

This wasn't the Democrats versus the Republicans.

This was the American people speaking out!

Over 50% of Americans wanted to keep some form of Obamacare aka the Affordable Care Act.

While only 17% supported the GOP bill.

This was not lost on some Senators who had the guts to vote the way their constituents wanted them

to vote and not be harassed and threatened by the White House.

We are very aware that the bill is flawed.

Ours were among the premiums and co-pays that went up.

But this time around we actually didn't throw the baby out with the bath water!

Maybe there is hope for us after all...

And so after all those years and all those votes, we think Gene Wilder said it best!

Have a happy and hopefully health covered weekend!

Noodle and crew

Saturday, July 22, 2017

You broke it, you bought it...

Throughout the campaign and through the last six months of this new presidency, I keep thinking,

can it get any worse?

Can there be anything else that can shock me?

Is there no line that won't be crossed?

How long can this go on?

What I have finally come to realize is that there is no bottom to this.

There is no line.

I used to believe that the party which is now in complete control was still true to America first.

Country before party,

That at some point they would say this is enough, this is too low.

But sadly I have been proven wrong every time.

There is no country first mentality.

Patriotism is just a sound bite.

But what they are so callously throwing away isn't theirs to discard.

The dignity of our country and the presidency.

Our reputation in the world.

That does not belong to them.

It belongs to all of us.

We have a president who is completely absorbed in himself and what he can get out of being president.

Just like he says he's a business man.

No one ever said he was a good or ethical business man.

And this is what happens when you treat the country like a business.

There are no out of bounds of decency and respect, it's just business.

And if you are going to run a country that way then lets face it you can strip it, bankrupt it, and even

sell it off to the highest bidder.

Its just business.

These lessons are not being lost on children who are watching these events as they unfold.

A cold, calloused disregard for anything that does not somehow benefit those in power is to be seen

somehow as strength when it is nothing more than selfish and petty indifference.

If we chose to sit idly by and allow those in power to break the basic ideals of this country without

holding them accountable, then can we be surprised and shocked by more and more incidents like   this?

And more importantly, are we all okay with that?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew

Saturday, July 15, 2017

I can't hear you....

We really didn't feel at all like doing a political post this weekend.
I can't stress this enough but lately there's been just too much of EVERYTHING!

We thought about just doing a Sunday selfie tomorrow but that seemed like a cop out so...

Here's our impression of the Democratic response to the question; what exactly is the Democratic plan for America?

Please give us the specifics.


See, we really do pick on both parties!

Have a wonderful weekend...

Noodle and crew

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wordless Wednesday...

                         Oh my ...the word diet comes to mind!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Noodle and crew

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A no politics post!

     (Noodle takes a page from the Lions of the Serengeti playbook )

Sometimes there is just soooo much going on in politics that we have to step back and find a happy place in our head.

These days it can be difficult to find a happy place or remember more pleasant times so we want to share one of ours.

No matter what else is going on in the world, lions in the Serengeti are awesome to watch...

Have a wonderful weekend in your happy place!

Noodle and crew

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Georgia on my mind...

The democratic party seems to be in the midst of an identity crisis.

They were so optimistic that they could turn Georgia's sixth district from red to blue.

They were also pretty optimistic about turning the house when Hillary won.
We all know how that turned out.

Now they are scrambling to find a message that resonates with voters.

They are debating ousting Nancy Pelosi as leader.

They talk endlessly about new blood within the party.

Getting rid of the older more established names and replacing them with fresh new faces.

Okay democrats, take a deep breath and take a step back because you might be about to walk off a cliff!

Using you own reasoning, ask yourself how that scenario worked for the republicans.

How young is Mr. Trump?
Fact: older than Hillary which by the way was one of your arguments for her defeat.
Second, she had too much baggage and name recognition.

Who won again?

Only the guy with more name recognition and more baggage.

I can tell you why I think people aren't that excited about the democratic party these days.

Because no one can find it!

Over the years it has morphed from being the party of the working class to the party of we're not the republicans!

That's not enough!

You have to actually be more than just not the republicans.

I'll give you an example;

Seven hundred eighth graders in a deep blue city agreed to express their concerns about what was going on in politics.

They worked for almost a week taking a chance and putting their thoughts their fears their hopes and dreams out in the open for everyone to see.

All they wanted was someone who represented their community, their city, their state to say " I hear you and you matter".

No one did.

Their concerns fell on deaf DEMOCRATIC ears.

Local politicians just couldn't be bothered to connect with the people.

People who reached out.

Future voters!

And that's a problem. A BIG problem that the democrats need to address.

But... at least they're not the republicans, right?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew