Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Donald Trump is not a cannibal...








Mr. Trump's statement the calm before the storm seemed to come right after
Trump's anger at Secretary of State Tillerson's alleged  comment about Mr. Trump being a moron.

When asked what he meant by the statement or even what it was in reference to, we got the standard "you'll see" answer.

And with that we are off awaiting the next episode of this stranger than fiction reality show.

This kind of cryptic statement is just the latest in a string of  figure it out for yourself bizarre things Trump has said.
Isn't it odd that even though he purports to have "the best words" he doesn't seem to be able to find them when it matters most.
While other presidents have used their standing to give comfort to those who have faced tragedy and grief, Mr Trump seems content to belittle and shame.

Take the people of Puerto Rico, after a public scolding of San Juan's Mayor and reminding his audience that Katrina was a real tragedy because more people died.
And shame on  Puerto Rico for messing with the budget.

He gleefully tossed rolls of  paper towels into a crowd of people who are still without power and drinking water. And when criticized for his response to the relief efforts such as they are, he gave his own version of what has transpired under his watch.

It appears to be the storm after the storm. But perhaps Jon Stewart put it best...


Have a wonderful weekend...


Noodle and crew





Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A ghost story...




                                           (baby Noodle archives)


It's getting closer to that ghosts and goblin's time of year.
So, putting all the insanity of politics aside for now we offer this;

Did you know that there is a  ghost cat in the Capital building?

The ghost cat or ‘Demon Cat’ is a popular story around Washington DC. The cat apearently haunts the basement of the Capitol building at night and can usually be spotted around the hall between the Crypt of the Capitol and the Old Supreme Court Chamber.

Tourists can even see little paw prints on the floors of the hallway if they look close enough. The story goes that Capitol Hill (then Jenkins Hill), was once the home of a den of black cats, but once construction of the Capitol began (in 1794) the cat’s den was destroyed along with the family of cats.

The mother cat now roams the halls of the basement of the Capitol building where presumably the den was located, searching for her young. Even though there are no unattended pets allowed in the Capitol, late night staffers and visitors have noticed an animal dashing here and there around this area of the building.



Have a wonderful Sunday!

Noodle and crew


PS; We are participating in the blog hop over at The cat On My Head







Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wordless Wednesday...








With hopes of peace, love and kindness in these trying times...

Noodle and crew











Saturday, September 30, 2017

by the numbers...





We're keeping a list and checking it twice...( if only this was about Santa...)

We have a  list of things that keeps us up at night and it seems to get longer day by  day.
So, we decided to write them down and lucky you, we're going to share them!

Some are bad some are worse, some are petty grievance's and some are even remarkably happy things
(although those are few and far between).

#1 The ACA is still alive!

After heart wrenching scenes of disabled and wheelchair bound protesters being dragged off and made to leave the place where they were having open public discussions on the latest iteration of Republicans toxic health care bill. Several Republican Senators and all Dems could not be persuaded.
John McCain once again road to the rescue.

#2 Puerto Rico is part of the America!
You don't tweet about bull shit for days after a disaster and then blame your disregard of the situation on the victims of said tragedy. ( *see; Donald it's not about you!")

And if that weren't bad enough, after more criticism he doubled down and did it again!

#3 In a press conference, Donald Trump  patted himself on the back so hard saying things like "how wonderfully they were handling the devastation in Puerto Rico", he almost beat himself to death!
Just like most things in this world, the hurricane, the devastation, the relief efforts, Donald,*"it's NOT about you!"

#4 The first amendment applies to EVERYONE! It's in the constitution. Donald would know that if he ever took the time to read it.

#5 Note to Sarah Huckabee Sanders; It is NEVER appropriate for the President Of The United States to call people "son's of bitches"

#6. As to North Korea; Donald listen...You don't rattle the cage of a totally insane monkey!
Mr.Jong-un, the same goes for you.


This is a really long list so...

To be continued.



Have a wonderful weekend,

Noodle and crew







Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Wordless Wednesday...




                                                   
                                                 
                                 dreams of being a jungle kitty...








Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Noodle and crew

PS. If you would like to help pets in Puerto Rico check this out; click here




Sunday, September 24, 2017

Backward facing Sunday selfie...


                                   "WELCOME FALL!"


Have a super Sunday!

Noodle and crew







Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wordless Wednesday...





                                     And the rains came...




Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Noodle and crew










Friday, September 15, 2017

Revenge...

                                                             

                                  


                                           ( baby Noodle archives )






Everyone was so surprised when Mr. Trump met with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, ( now known as " Chuck and Nancy") about what apparently everyone thought was going to be a long arduous discussion about the debt ceiling and Hurricane Harvey aid.

The media and Republicans where shocked that Trump accepted the very first offer thrown out by the dems, as-is!

They were all so surprised.

Really?

Maybe I'm crazy but I wasn't surprised at all.

For the last several weeks Trump has been berating and huffing and puffing about how his party didn't pass repeal of Obama Care and didn't stop the investigation into Russia. He called Jeff Sessions an idiot for recusing himself.

He goes on and on about how those in his party "aren't nice to him" and they "don't have his back" with the Mueller investigation.

Donald Trump is not one to just blow hot air when it comes to retribution.

This deal was total payback, period.

He's giving a big middle finger to the GOP.

Letting them know in no uncertain terms, play ball with me or this is what I will do,
because I can.

This is the one thing Donald Trump is very good at, revenge.

Don't get mad, get even...

Of course now several days later, the story is that there is no deal.

It was only a discussion about a deal.

And to be perfectly honest did anyone really think Trump would keep his word?

Let's face it he does have quite the history of lying changing his mind.

If I were the Democrats or the Republicans I'd be on my guard.

That little twinge you feel between your shoulder blades just might be a knife in your back.





Have a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew















Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Here come the locust...


We're calling this weird Wednesday!
Kind of like freaky Friday...
We're posting our weekend post today and on the weekend doing what would be wordless Wednesday.
Why you ask?
Just to keep you on your toes...




So, Hurricane Harvey and now Irma the largest most devastating hurricane on record in the Atlantic.

Thousands of acres of wildfires through out California, Oregon, Montana and Idaho to name a few.

An 8 point plus earthquake in Mexico

40 days and forty nights and then some of rain...

It all feels a little too apocalyptic for comfort.
Any minute I expect to look out the window and see hoards of locust filling the sky!

You may be asking your self, "why is all this devastation and doom taking place?"


With Thanksgiving right around the corner we thought this might  be a good time for we as a society to do a little self introspection,


They say what goes around comes around , you reap what you sow, you get what you give,

Simply put; pay back's a bitch!

We've gutted the planet to suck out every drop of oil we can.
We've ignored or dismissed global warming/climate change.
We've used the oceans as our own personal garbage cans.

Let's face it we've treated the planet that we call home like one giant toilet .
Can we really blame Mother Nature for being just a little ticked off?

We live in Seattle.
People here like to say how beautiful it is, how green and lush.
There's the Pacific Ocean and the mountains and the forests...
We're very progressive
A couple weeks ago the moon was full, it was also red!
Shrouded in smoky brown pollution from wildfires burning on the other side of those mountains.

It is easy to pass these events off as one time things and go about our business and wonder why at times it seem like the sky is falling.
When one of these events occurs we seem perfectly content to throw a telethon, donate a few dollars and light a candle for a day or two.
Then we pat ourselves on the back knowing we've done something.

Let me introduce you to someone who's actually done something;

Meet Xiuhtezcatl Martinez who started earthguardians.org.
He became an activist at the wise old age of six.
Yes six...

Now tell me again why you aren't doing something to help. Go ahead I dare you.


Have a great Wednesday...

Noodle and crew














Monday, September 11, 2017

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



PS. comments are turned off for this post.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Political guest post with Marks Mews!









So...we're doing something new.

We asked TBT of Marks Mews to do a guest post and he graciously accepted.

We know you'll enjoy it as much as we did...



“Most politicians in the US understand that there are 3 co-equal branches of Government.  I learned that in High School.  Some of my fellow students didn’t.  High School cliques and gangs know only a single leader.  And they tend to follow that idea all their lives.  They tend to become followers in bad jobs because they don’t ever learn how to become cooperators joining together for a purpose.

Some gang leaders or individual bullies learn skills, though.  They become leaders.  They become leaders by experience in intimidation, insult, manipulation of their followers, and a talent for seeing weaknesses in other people.  They see what some group of people want to hear.  All dictators and lesser strongman leaders are like that.  Hitler was, Genghis Khan was,  Mao Tse Tung was, and other minor strongmen in South America and Africa.  

Democracies have to fight such people constantly.  There are always people who desire power beyond what the laws allow.  They push at the laws, they change them for their benefit, they intimidate others with populist movements.

A long-standing democracy, like the US are hard for dictatorial types to overthrow.  The structure of the government has checks and balances built in.  Some rules are so embedded that it would take a military coup d' tat to change.

But that doesn’t stop some people from trying.  Donald Trump is trying.  That he has been thwarted so far says good things about our laws and our 3 part government.  Don’t think he isn’t trying to take over.  He is.  He is failing, but he is flexible.  All he needs are a few successes against his threats.  

His personal threats are that he is being investigated for collusion with the Russians to win the election, that his taxes are mostly fiction, that he is racist, that he has obstructed justice by interfering in legal investigations, and that most of the US find him “unfavorable”.

Any one of those should sink an American President to meaninglessness.  Together, they such cause impeachment.

And let’s get clear on “impeachment”.  Impeachment is not a statement of a crime.  The causes for impeachment are deliberately vague in the Constitution.  It is a political decision by the Congress that a President is not suited to the demands of the job.  And impeachment is merely the act of considering the matter legally in The House Of Representatives, not the trial itself.

Trump should be impeached.  He should be impeached for all of us for general reasons, for some of us for specific reasons, and for rational reasons of “he is basically just not qualified”.  A President doesn’t have to commit a specific crime to be impeached.  Impeachment is not a trial.  It is a declaration there should be a trial in Congress.”


Mark and The Mews



Thanks again to TBT!

Have a great weekend...

Noodle and crew











Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Saturday, September 2, 2017

killing the dream...






I'm a dreamer...

I get all snuggled up in the laundry and dream of treats and petties and family and being loved.

Now as he promised in his campaign, Mr. Trump is going after DACA.
If Trump ends DACA it will cost the country 700,000 jobs and billions with a B of dollars.
But don't worry because "he's a business man" maybe not a very good one but it's all subjective right?

Warren Buffett and Mark Zuckerberg who are unarguably great business men along with
Executives from General Motors, Apple, Berkshire Hathaway, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and many other companies who echoed other business leaders in their letter to Trump.

"All DACA recipients grew up in America, registered with our government, submitted to extensive background checks, and are diligently giving back to our communities and paying income taxes," their joint letter said.
"Our economy would lose $460.3 billion from the national GDP and $24.6 billion in Social Security and Medicare tax contributions," if DACA recipients lose their protections and face deportation, the letter continued, calling those recipients, also known as Dreamers, "vital to the future of our companies and our economy."

So who should we listen to?
The guy who just paid a 25 million dollars  to the defendants in the Trump University lawsuit?
Or these other guys who actually can run a successful business and not just a branding scheme on the back of a loan from his father?

I know who I'd choose.

On top of all that....

polls now show that 58% of Americans are embarrassed by Mr Trump.

Those in his cabinet and some Republicans in congress are questioning his ability to run the country ( not really sure what took them so long???)

Just a few days into Hurricane Harvey, Donald Trump landed in Corpus Christie where he did a Trump victory tour as opposed to meeting with survivors and first responders.

While Mexico and Canada showed what true leadership is when both countries after being belittled and berated by Mr. Trump on numerous occasions offered complete support in the hurricane's wake.

We have to make a choice no matter what party we are .
Country should trump party!

Look at the devastation this man is leaving in his path...

Don't let him take out one of the most important tenants of our democracy.

Demand comprehensive immigration reform!
And for GODS sake don't let him dismantle DACA!


Have a morally conscious weekend...

Noodle and crew











Saturday, August 26, 2017

In trying times...








We want to let all those who are or will be affected by Hurricane Harvey that our thoughts and prayers are with you...



Noodle and crew






Saturday, August 19, 2017

Words of the day...

Please excuse our wonky line breaks again...




HATE:

Its a small word that encompasses great big feelings.

Feelings that can fester and grow and rot away the core of who you are.

Four little letters that can destroy civilizations

Hate can kind of sneak up on you.

It can lay dormant for years smoldering away in some deep dark corner of your heart.

Until someone or something opens that Pandora's Box and releases all the wickedness it possesses

There is only one way to combat hate...

It's another 4 letter word; LOVE,


TERRORISM:

Call it what it is!

It's not just 9/11 or the attacks this week in Spain.

It's not just Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein and Isis

It's white supremacist's in Charlottesville.

It's a young man filled with ideological hatred who took the lives of 9 people in the midst of prayer in

South Carolina.

It's a couple guys who hated the government so much that they killed 168 people including children in Oklahoma City.

It's people in power who stoke the fear and anger of those around them,

these too are terrorists.

Let's call them what they are.

Let's not let others pick and choose for us.


RACISM;

It can be flat out, in your face.

It can also be subtle and devious

It's shooting first.

It's assumptions about people you do not know.

To those who experience it, it's HATE and it's TERRORISM


There has been a lot of talk since what happened in Charlottesville about statues and the history of

this country.

There are those who want to take their country back.

Take it back from whom?

He ran on Make America Great Again.

And that's the problem...

with all our faults and messes and naivety we are already a great nation.

No one gets to just say we aren't to win more votes.

But, bit by bit we are watching as a group of individuals replace our greatness with immorality and

scandals.

With divisiveness and fear.

I'm afraid when he's finally gone we will have to make America great again.

Which brings us to my final word of the day;


FOCUS...

Stay focused! Stay vigilant!

Don't be distracted by all the bright and shinny objects like Steve Bannon being fired or the last

twitter storm.

They are NOT important.

Watch what they are actually doing.

Things that are shrouded in secrecy and passed without fanfare.

The bills that take away voters rights and de fund the arts.

That take away Social Security and Medicare and meals for the elderly and children.

The potential of a private, for profit military.

These are the things to watch, not the loud and raucous show everyone is watching now.

Change the channel.

Before it's the only show there is left.


It's up to us...




Have a wonderful, love filled weekend!


Noodle and crew












Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wordless Wednesday...




                       
                                    ( Baby Noodle archives )







Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Noodle and crew






Sunday, August 13, 2017

I crave...



Every year for the past 3 years we have participated in a photography project called August Break

Today's prompt was I crave...

We want to send our thoughts and prayers to the people of  Charlottesville, Virginia along with our entry for today's prompt.





I crave an end to hate and violence and all the things that divide us.

I crave a time when we will all see each other as equals and treat each other with respect.

I long for a world in which no one is afraid of their neighbor, their police, their community or their president.

I crave a solution to all this madness.

We must not hide behind the curtain and pretend that there is no problem or that someone else will have to fix it.

We must all step out into the light and face it head on.

We must confront it with compassion, understanding, empathy and tolerance.

Only then can we replace hate with love and begin to heal.



Have a wonderful Sunday...

Noodle and crew













Saturday, August 12, 2017

Maybe you could set an example...








We are just going to address this one issue today.

The President's newest immigration policy.

One of the conditions of entry into the United States if the bill passes is  that you be able to speak English.

We think Donald Trump should heed his own words.

He shouldn't demand others speak English when he doesn't seem to be able to!

On the up side...
Trump's inability to speak properly is helping others to speak better English




Here's hoping you have a huge and bigly weekend and we hope that the nukes don't start flying.


Noodle and crew



















Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wordless Wednesday...




                                                    Then and...





                                                       now.




Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Noodle and crew







Saturday, August 5, 2017

Oh what a tangled web we weave...





Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive...
The line comes from a poem by Sir Walter Scott

And boy has this president woven a big one already!
But it's not just Trump, it's all of those he surrounds himself with who seem to have a very different view of what truth is.

On Wednesday Steven Miller gave a press briefing on that days newest proposed legislation aimed at
immigration.

It was filled with convoluted alternate facts and numbers that some one reached out and pulled from heaven knows where.

The proposed bill would not only address illegal immigration but legal immigrants would now be in the cross hairs.

During the briefing there was a heated exchange between Miller and CNN's Jim Acosta.

It appears that we should tear down or cover the Statue of Liberty as the words she evokes seem to no longer apply to our country.

This is one of a string of proposals that are destined to take us back in history.
Take us back to a place where supporters of this new president feel safe.

Where only English is spoken and white privilege is now something to be proud of.

No more hand outs, even though statistically there are more white Americana's on food stamps and getting federal help than any other segment of the population.

Legal immigrants can't get food stamps or anything else for 5 or more years so what's all the fuss about?

It's about turning back some imaginary clock to a better time.

A whiter time.

So we watch and wait as the new administration bends the truth and censors anyone who doesn't fall in line with their thinking.

We watch and wait for the web to fall apart...




Have a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew










Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Cat Wisdom Wednesday...



                             
                                      ( baby Noodle archives )


                    Life can be a balancing act...embrace the uncertainty.



Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Noodle and crew





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.

Answer:


video


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...




video




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










Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A colorful wordless Wednesday...








To celebrate Summer, we're in color!




Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Noodle and crew









Saturday, June 24, 2017

It's magic!






Ladies and gentleman, step right this way, it's time for some magic...


They could not stop him from winning the presidency.

They could not stop him from instituting the Affordable Care Act.

They could not stop his re election.

They hate that he was the president.

They have tried everything they can think of to discredit him.

But to no avail and so now...

They are attempting to make his presidency simply disappear.

One by one while they distract the media with outrageous daily headlines,
they are carefully and deliberately deconstructing all of his accomplishments until there is no trace of his presidency left behind.

Creating friction with the United Nations and many of our allies.

Reinstating mandatory sentencing.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act and replacing it with magic beans.

Undoing all the progress we've made to combat climate change.

De regulating methane emissions

Rolling back voting rights.

Undoing banking regulations so we don't have another collapse.

Undoing consumer protections.

Pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord.

Deconstructing the EPA

Undoing Dodd - Frank

De funding Planned Parenthood

Bibbity, bobbitty, boo...

Watch as we make president Obama's eight years in the White House magically disappear!

And now for the big finally...

Look closely...
Poof!
There goes your health care,

Abracadabra!
We just cut your Social Security in half!

Alacazam !
Bye, bye Medicare...

Keep your eyes on this bright and shiny object and...
Shazam!
Hello tax cuts for the rich.

Ladies and gentleman, I give you the great Republican agenda!
It's magic!

And the cost of admission is only...





Have a wonderful weekend!


Noodle and crew

























Saturday, June 17, 2017

money, money, money...






First, we would like to take this opportunity to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Alexandria, Virginia.

Violence is NEVER an option.


They say money makes the world go around.

I wouldn't know as I have no money...know why?

No pockets!
( I stole this line from Jerry Seinfeld )

But I'm okay with that, know why? Money gets you into trouble!

Most people get money and all they want to do is get more, the more they have the more they want.

There's never enough.

It's what caused the Great Depression, burst the housing bubble and  brought down the big banks in  2008.

It's why most people have way more debt than they ever should.

It causes families to rip each other to pieces.

It's been known to be the motive for murder.

My point is, money is tricky and money can make people stupid.


So we could go on and on about collusionconflicts of interest and obstruction of justice

But someone wise once said: " follow the money "

With all the investigations into Donald Trump and company, there are many paths you could follow.

We think we'll just wait and see where the money leads...




Have a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew









Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Is it Wordless Wednesday?







Human lady: " Noodle, isn't it time for Wordless Wednesday?"

Noodle; "I'm not able to comment on that in an open session. And just so you know, I am unaware of any meetings I might have had with Russian cats."


Human lady; " You've been watching too much TV."






Have a very non political Wednesday!

Noodle and crew






Saturday, June 10, 2017

Sweet little lies...






Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane once sang..." when the truth is found to be lies..."

No matter what you think of Donald Trump, the truth is the man lies!

You can twist it and turn it and bend it like a pretzel the fact is that no matter how you sugar coat it; he lies!

He lied about President Obama being the founder of ISIS and a secret Muslim.

He lied about thousands of Muslims cheering the fall of the twin towers on 9/11

He lied about Ted Cruz's father being involved in the  JFK  assassination.

He lied when he told the world he would disentangle himself from all his business dealings .

He lied about donating money to veteran's charities.

He lied when he accused President Obama of bugging Trump Tower.

He probably lied when he suggested there are tapes of his conversations with Comey.

And he lied bigley when he said he would 100% testify under oath about his conversations with James Comey. ( never going to happen folks)

I could go on and on and on...
But you get the point.

Now it all comes down to who do you believe?

On one side there is Donald Trump with his panties a blaze and on the other there is James Comey with memos NOT LEAKS. With witnesses, with a paper trail.

On the Trump side you have him asking all other parties in the room to leave, even Jeff Sessions who was very reluctant to do so.

No tapes ( see above ).

And a seemingly endless stream of whoppers coming non stop from the presidents own mouth.

There's this...

Trumps own words verbatim; “That was an excuse by the Democrats, who lost an election that some people think they shouldn’t have lost,” he said. “But we were very, very happy, and, frankly, James Comey confirmed a lot of what I said, and some of the things that he said just weren’t true.”

Um-m-m-m, wait, which is it? He confirmed what you said was or wasn't true?
And if Mr. Trump thinks that part is true, just how does he delineate which of Comey's statements are true and which aren't?

And this; If Comey wasn't fired for investigating the Russia thing, are we really supposed to believe Donald Trump fired him for being too hard on Hillary Clinton? Really, Mr. lock her up?!


Hum-m-m-m-m...
who to believe ?



And finally, in memory of Adam West who passed away last night at the age of eighty eight... Boom! Pow! Wham! Bam!



Have a great and truthful weekend!


Noodle and crew


















Saturday, June 3, 2017

The best?







He has the best people...
only they keep getting themselves tangled up in scandals and investigations.

He has the best words...
you know like covfefe
.

He makes the best deals...
Just don't pay any attention to all those pesky little bankruptcies and lawsuits.
I guess all those other business men are wrong even though most of them have far surpassed him in the business world
And his decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord will  cost jobs, not create them.
Not good business.

He has the best brain;
again I refer you to covfefe...

Look, I get it, he's an outsider.
He's not part of the Washington DC elite.
He's going to shake things up.
He's going to make America great again!

Here's my question....
What was so wrong with America in the first place?

Jobs were on the increase for 75 straight months under Obama.
The price of gas was low
The economy was coming back, granted slower than most would like but still coming back, steadily.
Did you know that President Obama had the largest increase of jobs in history, 22.309 million!
We had severely slowed Iran from getting nuclear weapons.
We were cleaning up the planet for our kids and their kids...


Here is what I have deduced,
what those who think there was something so very wrong with America seem to be referring to is;

The number of people who don't look like they do
or talk like they do
You know...those people.
The ones we can blame all of our problems on.
The ones who have somehow created a reason you don't have a job or didn't get a raise or lost your house or caused the government to take all your guns...oh wait, okay not that.

But they did stuff and it made America not great by God!

President Trump said in his speech yesterday that "we won't be laughed at any more"
It seems to me that most of the laughing began after he took office.

"Believe me!"he shouted.
Really?
Where's that wall?
And is Mexico going to pay for it or not?
Where's the repeal of Obama Care?
More importantly, where's the replacement?
Where's this great tax bill?
Where's all that infrastructure?
Did I miss it when you pulled out of NATO?

Are we winning yet?

I remember someone saying " we're going to win so much you will get tired of winning"

When does that start?

He's also touted as being a strong leader by his supporters.
Really!?
Because all I ever seem to hear is whining, bi*ching and moaning.
"They're mean to me, it's not fair, so and so said bad things about me, it's a which hunt".

Sounds a lot more like a victim than a leader to me.

Ever heard the phrase; if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen?

If this is what is considered the best, I'll pass thanks...



Have a great weekend!

Noodle and crew









Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wordless Wednesday with guest...





Okay, obviously this is not me.
But I thought I'd show you how most felines feel about the stupid clickie box.



Have a great Wednesday!


Noodle and crew







Saturday, May 27, 2017

Lip service...






We are coming to you late in the day because originally this was going to be a very different post and then I ran into someone I see once in a while at the gym.

She mentioned that she was going to participate in a march this weekend I think it's The March For Truth. Which got me to thinking about a discussion I had just had with someone the night before.

If you haven't heard, there's an uprising!
A resistance.

It goes by various names in various places but it's people unhappy with the system, with how the country is going, with how the election turned out...

It's about Trump but it's also about Bernie verses Hillary.

It's about the evolution of robotics invading the workplace and taking jobs (some say seven million in the next several years!)

You name it...people aren't happy and they are taking to the streets.

We all saw the mass marches the day after the election and there have been on going protests ever since.

Millions of people marching and letting the world know that they are not okay with the status quo.
There are hundreds of groups that have sprung up all over the country and the world.
#Resist, Indivisible groups, MoveOn groups and on and on.

This is great, to an extent...

We are having a conversation in this country and that's wonderful.

But at what point do we take the next step?

A conversation is a way to get people motivated to do something.

But what I'm seeing is people who are content just having the conversation, somehow the conversation has become their something to do.

But a conversation is just that.

Marching in a rally is marching.

They are all great first steps.

The thing is, if the first step is the only step you take what have you actually accomplished?

Sure maybe you make yourself feel better, kind of like the person who goes to the gym once a week but can't understand why they aren't in better shape.

It seems to me that if we really want change we need to get up off our best intentions and actually do
something.

Protest!
March!

Great but then volunteer at your local ACLU, greet refugee families who are new to the area, RUN FOR OFFICE!

Here's an example of what I mean; during World War I, the united states instituted widespread surveillance of immigrants and political radicals.

Some feared that the country was abandoning cherished traditions of tolerance and free speech.

In response a small group of progressives founded an organization that would be come to be known as the American Civil Liberties Union.

They lost many early courtroom battles, but their vision of a nation in which civil liberties were taken seriously eventually changed the face of American law and politics.

What if they had stopped at protesting or marching? 

Our hope is that you go to the marches. That you protest. That you speak up.
But after that...

DO SOMETHING!

Evolve from conversation and taking a stand to action.

It's a lot more work but it's worth it.

Remember it only takes one candle to light the darkness so go out and shine.


Have a wonderful weekend...

Noodle and crew