A Non-Presidential Speech

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Tevya is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, December 7, 2015. Our dear friend, Wasp Tevya, is at the breakfast table this morning. Tevya has asked for the pleasure of your company. He wants to discuss President Obama's rare and awful speech delivered from the Oval Office last night. Tevya is bringing loads of bagels, lox and cream cheese for your enjoyment. I will be serving Irish coffees to calm your nerves. We hope to see you soon.


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A Speech About Nothing

Thank you all for joining me this morning. I watched President Obama's speech last night. My only thought was that he tried his best to look determined, engaged and concerned. He tried, but he failed. The speech was short and uninspiring. If Americans were hoping to come away from it feeling safer, they were sorely disappointed. The bottom line for this president is that he will continue to do whatever it is that he is doing, and to hell with the advice of experts far more skilled in the defense of this nation. He didn't even get all the facts right. The president referred to the program that allowed the terrorist, Tashfeen Malik, to enter our nation. He promised to beef up the US Visa Waver program. That would be okay if not for the fact that Malik entered this country on a K-1 Fiance Visa. I suggest that President Obama deal with the correct program by shutting it down completely. The talk was brief, but it touched upon the only two issues that fill his every thought. He told all of us that we must remember that we are not at war with Islam. The war we are engaged in is with some thugs. You would think that Americans were roaming the streets with intent to harm the first Muslim they see. That is not the case, so it is insulting for this president to smack us down for actions we are not taking. He concluded with a pitch for disarming America. It wasn't two Muslim terrorists who brought carnage to San Bernardino, it was guns and ammo. Americans wanted to hear that the Syrian invasion of our borders was suspended. Americans wanted to hear that concrete steps are being taken to protect our nation, our children and our future. We heard none of that, but really where is the surprise?

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What About Those Camps?

What we didn't hear the President say was that there were steps underway to shut down the 23 Jihad training camps that have been located inside our country. According to a document compiled and released by the Clarion project, these camps belong to Jamaat ul-Fuqra, a Pakistan Muslim Brotherhood and al-Qaeda related group. The organization is an extremely militant and dangerous group of international terrorists. These camps are operating right under our noses. They are training new recruits to wage Jihad against all of us. The Department of Homeland Security has refused to classify this terror group as a terrorist organization. It's time we asked the President why he has refused to act or even mention this group. One thing is extremely clear to this bug, this president has a vested interest in protecting the interests of Muslims over those of American citizens.

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Allowing the Disease to Spread

The one certainty that exists is that if we don't act now we are going to pay an enormous price. We have already suffered an unacceptable loss of life. Just how much more are we to bear before this administration faces reality? Sadly, I think we are going to have to sit with our hands tied behind our backs until President Obama goes back to being activist Obama once again. If Clinton becomes the next president, we can expect more of the same stupidity. Our entire way of life is on the line. ISIS is growing every second. They are establishing strongholds and developing an organization that is determined to establish a worldwide caliphate. If we don't act, we lose.

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Common Sense Must Prevail

President Obama spoke about a coalition of 61 nations fighting ISIS. If only that were true. He spoke about stopping people on the no-fly list from buying guns. Is it too much to ask that people who can't be trusted to fly, be detained in a nice cell with bars and three squares a day? He spoke about making it more difficult for people to buy assault weapons. Someone should tell this insulated leader that guns of any type will always be available to the bad guys. We have so many gun laws on the books already. Common sense says that they are not working. We need to fight these animals with boots on the ground. We need to burn the rules of engagement and fight to win. We have to forget about collateral damage and give this war all we have to end it quickly. We don't want a long and protracted war like the ones we have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is time we show these terrorists who they are really dealing with.This president doesn't have the guts or will to do any of this. Let's pray the next one does.

Tevya's Song

Dear God, you made so many liberals

It's no shame to be a liberal

But it's no great honor either!

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billybuc 9 months ago from Olympia, WA

I watched about three minutes of it and was bored to tears. I think I was looking for something else, like him standing next to a missile with his finger on the "launch" button. :)


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Good Morning billy,

Now that would have perked up this sad nation! See you at the Inn.


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Tom Whitworth 9 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Tevya,

I agree whole-heartedly. I posted this on Facebook as my opinion of Obamas speech.

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-insta...


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

I'm surprised that hasn't already happened here. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 9 months ago from Rural Arizona

You need to cut Obama some slack Patti, he was late for a party when he gave the speech.


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

I can always count on you to give me perspective! See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 9 months ago from Rural Arizona

All the other things you mentioned in your great hub would require thought and planning efforts, and those take time. You heard him, we have a plan in place and we are sticking with it.

It would eat up a lot of play time to admit the plan is not working and formulate a new plan. Besides that, he would have to listen to advice from his advisers and the Military experts, and he knows way more than they do.


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bradmasterOCcal 9 months ago from Orange County California

Thanks BP

As usual an eloquent description of a situation that has prevailed since Obama got into office. I say this not as a political party follower of either party, but just based on the president and how he has acted since 2009.

We have lost every war since 1898, and my definition of lost is that the issues causing the war were not resolved and at some time later we were back into a war.

We have lost the war on drugs, on gangs, on alcohol and tobacco. These wars were against a social issue that the people were the problem. We can make laws, but when the people want something badly enough they break the law. The gangs, and drug cartels supply the illegal products for these people.

So why not address the real problem in the US, the people that crave the illegal products. This is another reason why gun control won't really work no matter how many laws and arrests are made. Look at Alcohol, even an amendment to the constitution wasn't enough to stop the use of Alcohol. Why, because the people wanted it, and the same is true of guns. The sale of guns went through the roof on Black Friday.

We lost the war in Vietnam, and every war since then because of the politicians, and the people who didn't support our military. They bellyache to get the troops out of the war, when they should have put pressure on the presidents, and the congress to make sure that if they risk the lives of the military, they should at least make a commitment to win the war.

Winning military battles is only the first part of winning a war, and we do pretty good at that party, but then the president and the politicians start being controlled by the people that rant about the war, and for us to get out.

They even elect an inexperienced slick president because he said he would take the troops out of Iraq. He did do that, but it wasn't a good thing, as it allowed the terrorists to take up geography. When they did it in Vietnam they lost the whole country. So that was worse than in Korea where we allowed South Korea to remain free.

Congress has also been slow to equip the troops with the necessary equipment to stay alive and make their combat objectives. In Vietnam they kept supplying the troops with a faulty rifle. In Iraq, they didn't provide enough personal protection gear, and vehicles.

The military command throughout our history knew how to win wars, but the politicians and the people always took victory and replaced it with failure.

Then with all the military deaths, and injuries they don't treat these soldiers with dignity, or give them help to return to the civilian sector.

The president has no real plan on terrorism, and yet there is talk about putting soldier on the ground. This shouldn't be done if there is no plan for victory.

The two political parties have use the soldiers as their pawns in their political battles of their divergent goals. For this the congress and the presidents need to confess that they failed the country for their own personal gains.

You don't mess around with funding for the troops as a political argument against the opposing party, and yet that is what these two parties have done for the last one hundred years.

The political parties need to support the lives of the military that are sent on missions that cost their life and limb, but don't have any intention on making a difference in the conflict. These parties need and should be forced to compromise their differences for the sake of those in the military.

And when these soldiers are killed in their duty, or injured, and even those that come home physically in one piece, but mentally traumatized should be given all the benefits and respect possible for their service to this country.

In that, as well as winning a war, the country, due to the conflict of the two parties, and the bleeding hearts of the people are the reason for failing to win a war, and keep the military taken care of when they are sent to protect this country.

I don't understand why the proponents of gun control don't realize that we already have an adequate system to control guns, but the enforcement of these controls is not well funded by the congress.

In addition, haven't they noticed that bombs are the new guns preferred by the terrorists. And with bombs they don't even have to be around when they detonate them.

The reason that 19 terrorists could execute 911 was that the US is reactive and not proactive. The government never thought that 911 was possible, and they still thought that the bombs like those attempted on the WTC in the 90s would be attempted to be duplicated by the terrorists.

The terrorists have been successful because they have moved on to new methods while the US is looking for them to repeat the old stuff.

What we have seen the government do this century is to give us placebos in place of real plans. They give us the illusion that they are going to protect us, but as history shows their methods put them behind the actions of the terrorists rather than ahead of them.

It takes so few terrorists to sweep the country with fear, and also to do mass killings and injuries. So, the victories that we hear from the government are about the same success as you have in getting rid of ants that have invaded your house. They keep coming back.

The people are as responsible for the failure of our country to win wars as are the congress and the presidents.


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WillStarr 9 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

After twice telling the world he had everything under control only to have first an attack in Paris and then one in San Bernardino, Obama had to say something, including finally admitting that it is Islamic terrorism.

Jimmy Carter is no longer the most inept president.


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Old Poolman 9 months ago from Rural Arizona

bradmasterOCcal - Outstanding response.


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Old Poolman 9 months ago from Rural Arizona

But WillStarr, what about Global Warming? I thought that was the root of all these problems.


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WillStarr 9 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Obama has been so ridiculed over global warming that he wisely refrained from mentioning it last night. Apparently his climate change meeting 'rebuke' to terrorists was very ineffective.


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bradmasterOCcal 9 months ago from Orange County California

Old Poolman

Thanks, and your comment was the short version to the same point.


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

Just imagine, we have a president who never reads the intel reports according to people in the WH. That fact alone is grounds for impeachment. He is told over and over again that ISIS is NOT contained, and yet he continues to repeat the same idiotic thing. He has no strategy and THAT is his strategy. See you at the Inn.


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fpherj48 9 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

pop.......I purposely watched the ALL IMPORTANT message from our great and fearless leader. HA!!

It aired here in my area at 8 pm. EST. I certainly hope no one tuned in at 8:04 pm EST. because they would have missed it.

However, those who missed it are no less informed than those of us who wasted our precious life moments, watching & listening..........

OMG. WHERE'S the closest exit?


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Dear brad,

You are right, of course,

We have turned wing war into a game. We send our yung men and women into battle with all kinds of restrictions. There is no way to win when your hands are tied behind your back. That is why these wars are never ending and that in and of itself is a crime. War would be quick and brutal so that sane men and women resort to it only under horrible circumstances. We are at war now, but we don't have the tools to fight to win. This administration, this Congress and all these liberal idiots who fail to see the truth are getting in the way of protecting ourselves. They are as much of a problem as ISIS. Thanks so much for your terrific comments. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Desar Will,

The fact that Carter is no longer the worst president is Obama's legacy. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Dear fp,

I watched it and immediately after my stomach was killing me. The man is like food poisoning! See you at the Inn.


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tsadjatko 9 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

I missed the speech, I had seriously more important things to do that I've been putting off, like clipping my toe nails. By the way, if you have an African Gray parrot that talks, don't let him hear you clipping your nails (I made that mistake) or he will make that sound all day long in between practicing his vocabulary. People always ask me what that clicking sound is he makes, after a few "ewwwwes" I learned not to answer that question.


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tsadjatko 9 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Watch this stunning video the country was never supposed to see....

SOS John Kerry introduces Admiral Ace Lyons to speak at a private meeting.

He probably regrets doing so.

http://www.liveleak.com/ll_embed?f=51fe948515b4

Must watch it to the end, less than 4 minutes! If you did readers, you've just seen the face of wisdom make fools of this administration and those who think like it!


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Dear tsadjatko,

Thank you for this video. It is a relief to hear an intelligent person tell it like it is. I would love to see this get airtime. In any case, you missed nothing when you missed the speech. See you at the Inn.


taxlarry 9 months ago

The Admiral summed things up neatly and accurately. Too bad no administration person gets it. We are a nation of idiots, from those who make decisions to those who decide to vote for them. In short, we are fu$&@?d!


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fpherj48 9 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

That video is GREAT!! t may not have been publicized at the time, but I'm sure it's making it's rounds online. This is the best coverage there is. The internet is world wide. I sent it to my long list.

Thanks so much Tsad. This is worth a MILLION! What a wonderful thing the truth is.


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Dear taxlarry,

The idiots are running the asylum. See you at the Inn. I may consider moving in to the Inn.


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tsadjatko 9 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

fpherj48, you're welcome, it is worth a million cause you really don't want your parrot sounding like he's clipping his toe nails all day!


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fpherj48 9 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Kabal has his issues just like the rest of us. he must be a real comedian! I should have spent my time doing something at least as practical as cutting toe nails. As it was, I just ended up being angry and disgusted. Nothing like beating one's head against a brick wall.

Right before 8 pm last night....my son from Calif. called me. I told him I could only talk to him for 10 min. because I wanted to listen to Obama. My son and his quick wit said, "Well, OK....I'm taking Emmit (their cocker spaniel) for a walk anyway. So the result we both get should be about the same!" ALL 4 OF MY SONS MISSED THEIR CALLING! I had to admit that was pretty damned clever! Except my son has to "pick up" after Emmit. I can just turn off the TV! LOL (Oops....then again, I guess we ARE left with the clean up!)


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tsadjatko 9 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

He is a comedian, when I walk by his perch I'll say "ya wanna fight" and he says "close the door". Then I put up my fists and he opens his wings above his head and says "cmon, cmon, ya wanna fight", I jab at him and he ducks my punches, backs up on his perch (he's on a rope perch) and says "rope a dope, rope a dope" still ducking my punches and swinging back at me with his beak, squacking "cmon, cmon" between "rope a dope"s. He does this all day.

I should have named him Ali.


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fpherj48 9 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

LOL! I can't believe that. Has to be fun to have him around! When you ask him if he wants to fight, teach him to say, "Pack a lunch!" LOL


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Good Morning tsadjatko,

Does he want to get into the Presidential race?


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drbj 9 months ago from south Florida

Gun sales have shot up dramatically since that inane, powerless speech by our clueless (?) leader who appears to ignore the advice of seasoned military experts.


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Old Poolman 9 months ago from Rural Arizona

My favorite gun store has a picture on the wall declaring Obama as the winner of the "Gun Salesman of the Year" award.


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WillStarr 9 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

DRBJ and Old Poolman are correct. Americans have so little faith in our spineless president that they are buying guns and ammunition by the millions.

In addition, sheriff's offices all across the nation are pointing out that the best defense against Islamic terrorism is an armed citizenry. In fact, even INTERPOL, which has always been anti-armed citizens, has reluctantly agreed that citizens probably need to go armed.

We have actually always been responsible for our personal defense, but now it's out in the open...police cannot be everywhere and usually cannot protect us, so we are on our own. Prepare accordingly.


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tsadjatko 9 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

INTERPOL? WoW, I hadn't heard that. Thanks Will for that tidbit of info! BUT are you sure they aren't "acting stupidly?" LOL

BP, I have forbidden Kabul, my parrot, from running for office. Even though he can talk without a teleprompter I fear once he hears the word OBAMA (we never say it in his presence) he'll pick it up and never stop saying it..I'd have to send him to parrot heaven in that case.


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Dear dr,

It is no wonder. Obama has not given us any reason to feel safe. I don't own a gun, but I know I have to step up to the plate and get one. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Dear Will,

Yes, You are right and I will have to prepare. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Dear tsadjatko,

Perhaps he would consider being Sec. of State?


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FitnezzJim 9 months ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

One thing of note in the speech is that the President called on Congress to pass an authorization to use force. Recall is that he mentioned ISIL. A quick review indicated the current authorization to use force carries an expiration date with it, and no authorization was included in the latest NDAA. So ... that seemed to me that the President sought to continue the fight, and have congress name the enemy.

Politicians are difficult to interpret though, so it could be that something else was meant.


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tsadjatko 9 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Google " obama calls on congress" you get a never ending list of things Obama calls on congress to do! But didn't he already tell us he has a solution? http://dailysignal.com/wp-content/uploads/obamapen...

What a bloviating bag of hot air which is the only thing warming the globe.

BP don't we have enough bird brains in Washington as it is?


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fpherj48 9 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

HEY!! Easy Tsad! Bird brains? How dare you insult Kabal! You know he can read! You're a bad Daddy.


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tsadjatko 9 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

It's Kabul! As in Kabul Afganistan, I didn't name him but his original owner must have been in the military or maybe a close relative was involved with the war. I got him from a third party.


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fpherj48 9 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Ya know.....I KNEW it was Kabul...don't know why I misspelled it. I'm sure I spelled it correctly in the past. I even looked at it twice and questioned myself. Tell him I'm sorry.

So...how old was he when you got him? and how old is he now? Would you have done severe psychological damage to him by changing his name? I like his name....and he sounds like a "Kabul."

I'm sure pop is just thrilled we're having a chat about your parrot on her hub thread!! LOL


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tsadjatko 9 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Well it's better than listening to liberals parrot the same old lies over and over. I got Kabul because the woman who had him, her husband died of cancer and she had to go back too work. Kabul was 3 years old and didn't like being left alone all day. She said he was acting up throwing his food around and begging for attention. I was the perfect find for him since I'm at home 24/7 and he loves it! He spends the day on top of the cage on a spherical rope perch. If someone goes out the front door which he is near he says "See ya later!" and when we come in he always says "Hello, you OK?" If I say go to bed or I put a hat or coat on he climbs down from his perch into his cage and closes the door to it. At night we cover his cage and as soon as the cover closes he says in the sweetest voice "nite nite". Really, he keeps us soooo entertained. He's about 9 years old now.

He does worry me though. Whenever I get out of my chair he burps or coughs and I swear he farts...I'd better take him to the vet, I don't know what I'd do without him.


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fpherj48 9 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

LMAO....Maybe he's PARROTING? Oh that is FUNNY! You are really enticing me to get a parrot.....but I have enough pets right now. I'm sure he's more fun than a person...well, most people anyway!

"Nite-nite"...that's too much! How cute.


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Good Morning FitnezzJim,

I never look under the surface of Obamas remarks. He is nothing more than a puppet with strings being pulled by Valerie Jarrett. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Good Morning tsadjatko,

Yes, Washington is loaded with birdbrains. Congress has let this rogue president get away with everything. They sat on their collective asses and did absolutely nothing to stop him. See you at the Inn. There are no birdbrains there.


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Old Poolman 9 months ago from Rural Arizona

He reads every speech he gives off the teleprompter. None of what he says comes from his own heart or his own head. I would really like to know who writes these speeches for him and who is telling them what to write?


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Dear tsadjatko and fp,

I love it when you stop by to chat, I really do. You are always welcome at the table no matter what the topic is. See you at the Inn!


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

Obama can't even speak without a teleprompter. I doubt that he can write anything by himself. Rumor has it that Bill Ayers wrote Obama's books. When he was supposedly editor of the Law Review he never wrote a paper, That alone is very unusual and suspect. See you at the Inn.


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tsadjatko 9 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Mike, the teleprompter is alive, it alone tells him what to say. I know this because it tells him lies and we all know he is just a puppet who will say anything the teleprompter tells him to say.

Thanks BP, in that case I have to let you know, the vet said Kabul is A#1 in good health. He said his burping, coughing, snifffling (and farting) is just him mimicking someone, probably my mom.


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breakfastpop 9 months ago Author

Dear tsadjatco,

It's not nice to throw your Mom under the bus!

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