Sunday, December 29, 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

It's all about impeachment now...




Get ready for all the double talk and spin and diversionary tactics that we are about to witness.

Forget The Fog Of War, this will be The fog Of Misdirection.

Welcome to the land of "facts don't matter".

So, did the democrats get it right?

Will the public be behind them and, drag kicking and screaming, a few republicans along the way?

Or will they play out the worst case scenario and lose the house majority too?

Will Trumps numbers go up or down or stay the same?

It can all be terribly confusing and complicated to follow.

And let's be honest, it's exhausting!

Would it have been wiser to just have waited for 2020 and let the people decide (barring any unforeseen interference by Russia or China or Saudi Arabia or someone else)?

Let's face it we already know the out come.

The Senate is going to acquit so what's the point right?

WRONG!

Let's look at another way;

The United States Of America is a giant Wal-Mart or Costco and, we the people are all the shoppers.
The store is crowded and we are all just minding our own business, doing our shopping when all of a sudden there is a gasp coming from someone behind you.
You turn to see what's going on and there in the middle of isle 34, there is a woman or man hitting their child.

Everyone watching is aghast.
"Someone do something"!
"Someone stop her/him"!
"Someone call the police"!
"This is terrible"!

But no one does anything and the person keeps hitting the child.

That's what NOT bringing Articles Of Impeachment would have been like.

It may be hard.
It may be unpopular.
It may be risky.
Maybe the democrats will lose seats.
Maybe trump will win in 2020.

But should we just stand by and watch and do nothing because it's safer?

Or do we try to save the child (our democracy)?

Democratic representative's in Trump districts are voting their conscience and risking their seats as the House votes to impeach.

You don't have to hate Trump to understand that he has committed acts of high crimes and misdemeanor's.

But, if we stand idly by and do nothing are we not complicit?

Should we not be willing to stand up for what's right...

 otherwise, what's the point?



Have a great Wednesday...

Noodle and crew









Saturday, December 14, 2019

Just a thought...



The republicans keep saying things like; "this president was elected by the will of the American people".

Or, "this election was decided due to the will of the American people".

Or, "the democrats want to discount the will of the American people who elected this president".

It's worth noting that Donald Trump did NOT win the election due to the votes of the American people.

He actually lost by 3 million votes.

Not to mention the 10 million more votes that were won by the democrats in 2018.

So, actually NOT elected by the American people.

I guess it doesn't have quite the same impact though to say, "this president was elected by the Electoral College".



Have a great weekend!

Noodle and crew


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Saturday, December 7, 2019

It's time for Sticky Paws and Fuzzy Hugs!





A great big Sticky Paw to income inequality...

Yep! This is exactly what you think it is.
It's a banana duct taped to a wall.

This piece of modern art sold recently for 125 million dollars!

Is this really who we are now?
In a world of such income inequality and poverty.
(In our city alone there are 11,000 + who are homeless)
It's a time when the current president has cut even more access to food stamps and S.N.A.P.

Are there really those among us with so much disposable income that it can justify this?


A big Fuzzy Hug and a bunch of Kitty Kisses to Nancy Pelosi's gutsy reply to a reporter.

A huge Sticky Paw to the supreme court.
If you still think we live in a democracy let me just burst that little bubble for you.
Yesterday SCOTUS decided to halt the Houses subpoena for Trumps tax records.

For now the subpoena is stayed but if the court decides to hear the argument formally and lets the ruling stand, that's a really big deal!

Not only would the D.O.J be politically inclined to be in Trump's pocket, but so would the highest court in this country.

A big fat Kitty Kiss to photographer and film maker, Lauren Greenfield
If you are really in need of a further dose of depression, just watch Lauren Greenfield's Generation Wealth then; ( see art above)

And lastly, a big Sticky Paw to how emotionally vacant we have become:
A soldier spotted at an airport crying was berated with "don't let him on board".
Never mind that this was the reason for his tears.

Now keep in mind that this is the time of year that we are supposed to be a little bit nicer and a little more giving...

Ho, ho, ho.



Have a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew



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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Sunday selfies...



Have a wonderful Sunday!



Kitty kisses and fuzzy hugs...

Noodle and crew



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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Gobble, gobble, gobble...

                                     Where's that darn turkey hiding...




Have a great Thanksgiving!

Noodle and crew




Sunday, November 24, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Wordless Wednesday...





Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Fuzzy hugs and kitty kisses...

Noodle and crew






Sunday, November 17, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Wordless Wednesday...



We are writing and posting this on Tuesday and getting some much needed shut eye because tomorrow we will be watching the impeachment hearings ( as if I have to tell you that...)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Noodle and crew




Saturday, November 9, 2019

In times like these...



"Good night and good luck". Edward R. Murrow

"And that's the way it is".  Walter Cronkite

We grew up with journalists who actually reported the news.

Not talking points and talking heads, but real verified factual news.

We were reminded of this while re-watching the movie Good Night and Good Luck 

We miss journalism and we miss great journalists.

Mind you, this is not about fake news or an incitement of the media, there are good even great journalists out there today reporting real facts.

But watching the closing scenes from this movie, three things came to mind...

First how eerily similar the McCarthy Hearings sound to what is going on today. We need to heed the warnings of those who fought against and survived the events like the McCarthy era.

In the coming months we will  be tested as we navigate the hearings and fall out of todays  Impeachment hearings..

Second, if you just substitute the word Internet for television or box with lights, you could be talking about today.

And lastly, it reminds us of journalism that once was and what it could be again if only we have the courage to demand it.


Have a wonderful weekend...

Noodle and crew



we 💓 veteran's!



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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Sunday, November 3, 2019

It's time...


Will someone please tell me who decided we should set our clocks backward and forward twice a year?

Daylight Savings Time  may have started with the best of intentions but now it's just an inconvenient and useless thing we do for no reason.

Then again it makes about as much sense as everything else that's going on...



Have a wonderful Sunday!

Noodle and crew



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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wordless Wednesday...



Have a great Wednesday and a Spooktacular Halloween too!

Noodle and crew



Sunday, October 27, 2019

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Cracks...



Don't look now but there just might be cracks beginning to form in the foundation of the Republican Party!

I may be getting ahead of myself because I've foolishly thought this before.

But, the harder I look the more it seems that (for the moment) there just might be teeny tiny hair line cracks beginning to form.

Normally I wouldn't pay too much attention because they usually walk things back in a day or two but, intriguingly the polls seem to be showing movement too!

It can't be too soon if it is starting to erode, not when you see things like (warning; the following video is extremely violent) this out there.

So, watch this space...


Have a wonderful Sunday!

Noodle and crew



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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Really wordless Wednesday...



Well, it's wordless Wednesday but I didn't think I'd be this speechless!

I thought I was used to Donald  Trumps "press conference's" by now.

But the one today was...

Like I said, I'm speechless.




Have a wonderful Wednesday...

Noodle and crew


Sunday, October 13, 2019

Sunday selfies...



                                  Backward facing Sunday selfie...




Have a super duper Sunday!

Noodle and crew



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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

makeup Monday...



We got super busy this weekend and didn't have time to do our weekend post so we thought we'd do a special one today to make up for it.

We heard a sweet story of friendship and thought you might like it so here is the story of
the zoo keeper and the chimp.


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew





Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Wordless Wednesday...

Really?!

Today of all days you guys think I can do a "Wordless Wednesday"?

Okay, Okay...

Here's my sweet little photo;




Have a wonderful Wednesday...

Noodle and crew




Saturday, September 21, 2019

Back to school...


It's Fall and it's the time of year when hundreds of thousands of kids are going back to school.
(please watch the video)

We don't think we have to add anything to that, do we?

But we'd like to make three points.

Number one; every country has people with mental issues and they don't have this gun violence problem.

Number two; Why does ANYONE need an assault weapon if they are not in the military?

The last point is this; We'd like to live in a country where children are not terrified to go to school.

Where people aren't afraid to go to the movies, or to a concert.

Or go to church.

Isn't that the whole idea behind Freedom in the first place?


A note of hopefulness; Colt has just announced it will stop producing AR-15's for civilians!

Baby steps...




Have a peaceful weekend...

Noodle and crew




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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Remembrance...


We are re-posting a post we do every year on this date. It says pretty much what we feel today...

                                           a moment of silence...

While you are out and about today living your life we hope you will take a moment or two to reflect on the things you are grateful for...

Then we ask that you go one step further and preform just one
random act of kindness for someone you know well or someone you do not know at all.

We wish you a day filled with peace and comfort.




Humbly and with affection...


Noodle and crew



Saturday, September 7, 2019

Storm over Alabama...




Alabama is a perfectly nice state.


So, how did it become the symbol for what just might forever be known as a bridge too far?

To understand the situation you have to look at the time line for all of the weeks unfolding events surrounding Sharpie Gate.

One would think that someone in charge of the running of the country, wouldn't have a whole lot of time for all the self inflicted drama around something so seemingly inane.

But if we know nothing else about Donald Trump, by now everyone should be aware that the guy can not let anything go.

And so... he doubled down.

What's remarkable -- and telling -- about the now days-long saga over Alabama and Hurricane Dorian isn't that Trump didn't tell the truth initially. Or even that he continued to double and triple down on the falsehood.
It's this: Trump is so obsessed with being right that he blocks out any and all other responsibilities or duties as President to pursue that goal.

While the doctored map incident might not have convinced anyone Trump was correct in his assertion, it was effective in getting himself in the news during a period when most media coverage would be focused on the storm.

Donald Trump, whose career has been dedicated to the motto that there is no such thing as bad publicity, shows no signs of wanting the media storm to dissipate.

Spending a fifth day on Thursday repeatedly tweeting his defense and calling Fox News reporter John Roberts into the Oval Office to make his case.

And he re tweeted a storm readiness message from the Alabama National Guard — one from before Labor Day weekend. "I was with you all the way Alabama. The Fake News Media was not!" he said.

Even as Hurricane Dorian finally weakened, the clouds inside the Oval Office only darkened — and with his map, a fresh flood of defiant tweets and his staff's support, Trump spent days making a hurricane story about himself, positioning himself as a victim at the center of the week's main news event.

This may all seem small and petty and perhaps trivial, but is it really?

Is it petty and small that we now have someone in the White House who will do and say whatever
need be to convince anyone who will listen that they are right no matter what the consequences, no matter what the damage?

Or might this be just a little too small and petty?

Something so brazenly absurd that it actually makes a difference for once?

Stay tuned...



Have a great weekend!

Noodle and crew











Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sunday selfies...


                                           Maybe a little too close...




Have a stupendous Sunday!

Noodle and crew






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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Just a few words on Wednesday...



Ever have one of those days, weeks, months, years where it just feels like life is a bit underexposed and a little blurry?







Have a wonderful Wednesday...

Noodle and crew





Saturday, August 24, 2019

it's morning in America...





Donald Trump wakes up and tweets something abhorrent, irrational and completely inappropriate for any human being let alone the president of the United States.

DT, watches Fox News to get his daily dose of conspiracy theory talking points.

At least one third of his days in office, DT plays golf at one of his golf courses ( and charges the tax payers).

DT rants about the media, Democrats, Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, the FED and random others who he feels have slighted him.

He follows this up with a series of made up crap and lies to make himself look anything but the weak and whinny child that he is.

Then he tosses out a few more controversial  statements to hold the media's attention until morning, like how he is The chosen one  and all his " comments" leading up to the G7.

Lather, rinse, repeat...




Have a wonderful weekend...


Noodle and crew




Wednesday, August 21, 2019