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Manny is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Our prayerful friend, Manny, is at the breakfast table this morning. He is deeply disturbed by the decision to move up the traditional moment of silence on September 11. It was re-scheduled by a few minutes, but that change speaks volumes about the President of the United States. Please join Manny and me for breakfast. Manny is preparing scrambled eggs and bacon. I will add the hot buttered biscuits and Jamaican coffees. We hope to see you soon.

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Because He Could..

Thank you so much for joining us this morning. I was so disturbed by the decision to move up the moment of silence on September 11, that I had to be in the company of friends I trust and respect. President Obama made the decision to move up the moment of silence because he wanted to "move things along." I translate that comment to mean that he wanted to diffuse and dilute the significance of the moment of silence. Pop and I were completely disgusted by this decision, because it was a slap in the face to all those who lost their lives that day, their families and every single American. We all became one family that day and we have been marking the moment that the Pentagon was attacked ever since. Bowing our heads in silence at 9:37 AM, was and will always be an emotionally packed event that brings us all together once more, if only for a moment. Robbing this nation of that single moment was mean spirited and completely narcissistic.

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Why?

I have asked myself a thousand times why President Obama felt compelled to change and diminish the significance of the moment of silence. Looking back at these last almost eight years of his presidency, I see strong evidence of a president who doesn't love his country as much as he should. Almost from the very beginning of his presidency, he went charging around the world telling both friends and enemies that we were not exceptional. He apologized for our actions and belittled all of us as individuals and together as a nation. He continued his bad behavior tour in words and actions by making sure we were as divided as possible. He stirred up old grievances and shook up the pot of racism and hatred. He declared war on the police and ripped us apart. His childish action on September 11, 2016, told us once again, that we really aren't that special as a people or a nation. He changed the moment of silence because he could. He changed the moment of silence and its meaning to cater to his own obsessions and beliefs, and in doing so he hurt us all.

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Diversity?

When President Obama finally spoke, he did not, on the whole, bring the proper note to the moment. He spoke about diversity. He took this somber occasion to remind us all of his determination to open our borders to strangers. He had to water down the meaning of this day, and lecture us about who we are or who he wants us to be as a nation. In other words, he divided us once again, because he could. He brought home his desire to put us in our collective places. We are not exceptional. We are not a shining example of anything. We are just one spoke in a wheel and we are terribly flawed. President Obama came here from somewhere to "change" us, and he has succeeded. He has turned us against each other, spit on our allies and opened our nation to terrorism by leaving our borders porous. He has jumped on every opportunity to tell us all that we are racist. Now he has shown the world that September 11th is not a big deal. He moved the moment of silence up because he could. This is our president.

Manny's Song

The moment I wake up

Before I stretch my wings

I say a little prayer for you....

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Jennifer 2 months ago

I could not believe that he changed the moment of silence. Does it mean so little to him. The point of a moment of silence is just that... That moment, stop, pray, think, cry, remember that moment. Not a few moments before or after depending on your schedule. I forgot what it's like to have a leader of this nation. Say what you want but after seeing President Bush with his bullhorn talking after those towers fell I rembered so clearly thinking.... This is a man in charge and he will not let this go. Sadly 15 years later I have to go back to his speech because our current President does not give me that confort what so ever. He continues to divide this country like nothing I have ever seen. Next he we be taking a knee while our anthem is sung. It's just incredible.


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billybuc 2 months ago from Olympia, WA

Well, my friend, hang in there what, four more months, and then you'll have a new one to deal with. Practice patience and now that you showed strength and determination in outlasting this President you dislike so much. That speaks volumes about you. :)


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Old Poolman 2 months ago from Rural Arizona

His leadership style leaves much to be desired doesn't it?


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Good Morning Jennifer,

The arrogance of this man is mind boggling. The ineptness of Congress to try and stop all this change is maddening. See you at the Inn and we'll raise a glass to the day he leaves office. Who knows, he may just decide to stay. If that happens, we need to move in the Inn and barricade the doors.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Good Morning, Mike,

Did you say leadership? We haven't had leadership in eight years. See you at the Inn


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WillStarr 2 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Obama, in his 9/11 speech, never mentioned radical Islam or made any reference to Islam at all. That is in keeping with his resolve to never mention his father's religion in relation to terrorism. That is also why our nation faces ever increasing threats of Islamic terrorism. Most people don't know it, but the threat of an even greater attack on American soil is higher now that it was on 9/11/2001.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear Will,

First of all it is a pleasure to see you at the breakfast table. As far as Obama is concerned, many of us knew from day one what he was about and what his loyalties were. They were never to America and its citizens. I can never envision a time when peace will prevail. Our lack of a decisive response to terrorism has insured that we will face bigger and bigger threats in the years to come. I'll see you at the Inn. We need to catch up.


taxlarry 2 months ago

.. Well, the muslim in the white house strikes again. Just shows his allegiance to islam and his hatred for our country, which is under attack by some athletes because of obumma. And, if we don't smarten up, there will be the same garbage as president. It is hard for me to believe we are that stupid. I guess we are. Where can we go?


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear taxlarry,

You had better be prepared. Get a subscription to International Living and search for a calm and safe place to live. See you at the Inn.


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fpherj48 2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

pop & Manny.....I have taken this all to heart and I'm really sad. I'm not as sad as I am mad. Can I ask this? So...all of this is true, all Obama has done to harm us gravely and what he hasn't done for our country. We just get to be sad and mad and alerted to more & more destruction? We just look at each other and share the grief and keep taking it? We need to prepare to be further torn apart and find a place of safety for ourselves, while living in constant fear of more terrorism?

Is this what has come to the meaning of being Americans? A nation of beaten-down, ripped apart, bruised, battered & horrified nobodies just clinging to one another and wondering what the hell just happened? I'm asking. I'm begging for answers. Do we have any? Is there not strength in numbers and aren't WE, the people the strength and heart and soul of our own nation?

"If we don't smarten up???" Well haven't we smartened up? Haven't we always been smart? Pop, Will, Mike, Bill....somebody. When do we take our country back and how? I'm there in a heartbeat.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Good Morning fp,

I think about this very thing all the time. I write, I contact representatives and I get nothing but the good feeling I have from my friends on HP. Our Congress is toothless and broken. We elect them to carry out our wishes and represent us, and we get nothing. Perhaps its time to march on Washington, and tell them all we are sick of them. See you at the Inn.


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fpherj48 2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I have my marching shoes on. Ready. Let's do it SOON.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear fp,

How do we get started? I'll Google it!


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fpherj48 2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

pop & manny....Obviously, the Clinton's believe that actions speak loudly. I hope they're appearing at the Inn this week-end!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xE1mWuqO_iM&featur...


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Good Morning fp

I am utterly speechless and a bit nauseated. The Clintons real or fake are not permitted at the Inn, unless they come to surrender to the authorities! See you later.


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fpherj48 2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Gee pop.....I just thought I'd give you a little laughter today. I understand they're touring at the moment anyway.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear fp,

I find it hard to laugh when it comes to the Clintons. Here's a joke, however, although it is in bad taste. "If only Hillary had married O.J."


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teaches12345 2 months ago

It seems as if this president is going attempt to change things until the very last moment. Hopefully, the new person in charge will be an improvement.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear teaches,

Hopefully, it won't be Clinton! See you at the Inn.


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fpherj48 2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

That's in bad taste? I think it's hilarious! Too bad she didn't go to school with Ted Bundy.

psst....a secret......I'm such a nervous wreck over this fiasco, I've stopped reading and listening. Can't handle any more stress and concern. I want to sleep until the day after the election, but I keep waking up every 8 hours no matter what!!


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Good Morning fp,

Now that's really funny!!! If you sleep thru it, the result will be the same, so keep trying to block out all the noise. See you at the Inn. You might want to try sleeping there.

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