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The Bugs Missed the Bus

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Our bevy of bugs missed the bus that was supposed to return them from vacation. Apparently, getting away from it all was just too fabulous for words. I'll be standing in for them this morning. I made my re-entry into real life slowly and painfully, but I'm here and I'm outraged. Please join me for breakfast this morning. I am serving blueberry waffles, lattes and some details about the last embarrassment arranged by our dictator-in-chief. I hope to see you soon.


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Iran Wins

Thank you so much for joining me at the table. I arrived home from my vacation to learn that Iran was holding our sailors. They detained 10 United States sailors and they used the event to publicly embarrass our nation. The sailors were held by Iran for 16 long hours after their vessel drifted into Iranian waters. I watched the film of our soldiers apologizing and I felt sick to my core. This was a big moment for Iran and a low point for America. The State Department is trying to spin this disgrace another way, but the footage speaks for itself. Iran set out to embarrass our nation and this administration was fine with it. The story doesn't end here. The Obama administration, according to Defense Secretary Aston Carter, told the Iranians that our people were lost at sea and asked for their help. Call me naive, but when our soldiers are in trouble, isn't it the obligation and job of our military to come to there aid? It appears that President Obama jumped upon this opportunity to bow before Iran in the hope that the Iran government will love him in return. This administration has its loyalties all screwed up. Obama loves the Iranians, Sec. of State John Kerry loves the Iranians and the Iranians love the Iranians and hate us. Don't tell that to John Kerry whose daughter had the son of Iran's foreign minister as the best man at her wedding. It's all so cozy and sweet. Our soldiers run into trouble. We call the Iranians for help, apologize to them and the world, show our weakness to our allies and our enemies and then have to sit through this president taking a bow. He should be taking the walk of shame.

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Strange Timing

Iran is going to be getting $1.7 billion from the United States. The White House is very busy taking a victory lap for negotiating the release of five prisoners held in Iran. The administration has made sure to separate the release of the prisoners from the payment to Iran. After all, President Obama wants to avoid any suggestion that the U.S. was actually paying ransom to Iran to facilitate the prisoner's release. The timing of all of this is very strange, and I am being kind when I say this. Even a two year old knows that ransom payments encourage future kidnappings. I thought we didn't negotiate with terrorists, but apparently President Obama is more than willing to do just that. I have to say that I am happy the prisoners were released, but the circumstances of their release are very troubling. Of course all of this begs the question, "where is Congress in all of this?"

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More of the Same

I missed the SOTU speech while I was away. It is my understanding that I didn't miss much. President Obama appears to have conducted another Magical Mystery Tour. He told America that our military was just as strong as ever. Clearly, the Joint Chiefs disagreed. I did get to see the expression on their faces and in their expressions was the truth. Under this president our military strength has declined drastically. President Obama stood before the nation and said that America has the strongest, most durable economy in the world. The truth is a far different story. Walmart, the largest employer in the United States, is closing hundreds of stores and laying off thousands of workers. I don't know what the president is smoking, but he ought to lay off it for a while. The only good take away from the speech is that it is his last. Of course, if Hillary steps into the White House she will be Obama's man. Our only hope in this area is that her own words come back to bite her in the end. Hillary said that there should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail. Let's hope she's right.

Breakfastpop's Song

When the truth hits your eye

Like a blast from the sky

That's a wake-up call!

If we are to have any hope

We are going to need change

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Tom Whitworth 10 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop,

Welcome back. Isn't it quite the coincidence that the Kerry family is joined at the hip with Iranians as is POTUS with Ms Jarrett, his fav Iranian. Curioser and curiosier.


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billybuc 10 months ago from Olympia, WA

On this bit of foreign policy we agree. Any deal with Iran is a bad deal


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Old Poolman 10 months ago from Rural Arizona

Good Morning Patti and welcome back. Seeing a new hub from you is like a gift that starts my day in fine style.

There is something really bad wrong with this entire situation. The story we are being told reminds me of the story about the video causing the murders in Benghazi.

The only one's who could possibly tell us the truth are the sailors who were involved, and I am positive they have been threatened with severe punishment or worse if they ever tell the real story.

In answer to your question regarding where Congress is, they have been strangely absent while you were gone. Someone should go take a look and see if any of them are even in Washington.

You didn't miss a thing with the SOTU address. Just a few nicely bundled lies that came from the world of make-believe where most of our elected representatives are living these days.

Anyhow, welcome back and we missed you.


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Deborah Demander 10 months ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

Negotiating with terrorists, and paying ransom, will only result in more American hostages and casualties. This is a disaster.

Thanks for writing, Pop.

Namaste


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bradmasterOCcal 10 months ago from Orange County California

Pop

Is seems like Obama is Jimmy Carter's man, as once again Iran can take hostages from the world's most powerful country. Although with leadership like this how can the US stay the most powerful.

19 Muslims brought the country to its knees on 911 and there was no defense given to protect the country.

North Korea and Iran have been problems for several decades, and both political parties have to take responsibility for not solving the problem.

In our own country we let illegals, and minorities tell us what they want the US to do for them, and outside the US we have minor countries dictating what they want us to do for them.

Does this sound like the most powerful country in the world. It more resembles the mouse that scares the elephant, BTW, we are the elephant?

It would be nice if you could put a Bug in Obama's ear.

It appears that today, anyone can screw the Red White and Blue, except for me and you.

Changing the subject

I just watched Ant Man the movie, and I wondered if you have Ants in your group?

Ants in the pants of the government would put them on fire, and maybe that would give them some cajones.


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savvydating 10 months ago

Quite some time ago, I asked a question on Q&A about what people thought of the Iran deal. HP deleted the question. I was not happy that hubbers were not even allowed to discuss the matter, due to unfair censorship on HP.

Anyway, much of the Iranians new found wealth will go towards supporting more terrorism. It is highly questionable how much the Iranian families will benefit from this windfall. And as always, Iran will fail to fulfill the promises outlined in the deal now that they have the money....and Obama will give them a pass---as he always does.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear Tom,

I don't believe in coincidence, especially in this case. I don't remember another time in our history when Congress was so silent. See you at the Inn. I think we ought to stay there.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear billy,

The only people who don't agree are Obama and his Socialist Party. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

Thank you so much and know that I missed you too. I am thinking that if we checked the halls of Congress all we would find are echoes. What's happening now is unprecedented. He is going full steam ahead to dismantle us and destroy all that we have built. See you at the inn, Mike.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear Deborah,

How right you are. However, Obama and Jarrett don't give a damn. See you at the Inn. We need to catch up.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear brad,

I have ants. He is Antoine and he is very opinionated. As for this mess we are in, this is exactly what Obama wants. He came into office promising our enemies that he would dismantle GITMO. Iran must have been pleased, but now they want more and they are getting it. The simple and miserable truth is that our government is no longer functioning. Congress is silent and Obama is a dictator. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear savvy dating,

I am thoroughly disgusted to learn the HP deleted your question. In fact, I am speechless. All of the money Iran is getting will go a long way to fulfill their nuclear dream. This administration should be arrested for selling the American people to the highest bidder. See you at the Inn.


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lambservant 10 months ago from Pacific Northwest

O's SOTUA was so sugared with delusional and unfactual statements I shouldn't have been surprised, but I was. It was so extremely audacious. What disturbed me most however, was all the standing ovations he got after nearly every lie, which means it was a constant flow of standing and raving. I should think their hands and feet need medical treatment. What planet have they been living on? Ryan got flack for not clapping. How dare he not cheer and follow the pied piper.

As to the hostage exchange, I will say this: I am overjoyed the 5 men came home. But seriously, this was an exchange of 5 American's incarcerated on blatantly wrongful, trumped up charges for 6 verified Iranian criminals. It should not have been an exchange but just sending releasing our men with an apology. Of course apologies only come from Obama. Iran is laughing their way to the bank and the world is laughing at O's weaknesses.

You nailed it girl connecting to the dots to the large "gift" Iran is going to get from us. It will indeed be a happy new year for our enemies. The only funny moment in all this is when Trump took credit for the release of our men. I don't know who is the bigger buffoon. I hope this awful news did not spoil your return from vacation too much.


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savvydating 10 months ago

Thanks breakfastpop. I was shocked when they removed the question too. I'd already had nine interesting replies. They also removed this question of mine: "Does it bother you that Hillary Clinton accepts tens of millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia?"

My free speech matters and HP took it from me.

Thanks for letting me complain.


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maven101 10 months ago from Northern Arizona

Your outrage is reflected by millions of disgusted Americans...All the compromises, giveaways, and blatantly stupid executive orders are driving a huge divide in this once great nation...Social justice at the expense of individual rights, rampant political corruption (the IRS scandal is the worse political corruptness in the history of this nation), a visceral reluctance on the part of the Obama administration to identify our real enemy, radical Islam, by name, the removal, by early retirement, of upper level officers in all the armed services, the retention of Generals compliant to Obama's agenda, and the MSM's love affair with a president that reflects their values...And then, from a president that was hailed in 2008 as the "first post-racial president", we find our nation in the throes of a deep racial divide as a direct result of the lack of leadership and total incompetence of this empty suit that lives in our White House...

Thank you, Pop, for your dogged and inspirational Hubs which always reflects the American spirit and its honored values...Larry


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savvydating 10 months ago

Perfect comment, maven101. You covered it all, and I couldn't be more grateful for your thoroughness and your perfect insight. Thank you. We all needed that.


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Old Poolman 10 months ago from Rural Arizona

One of our biggest problems is the large numbers of citizens who are now enchanted by the word "Free." Once that word enters their ears they lose all common sense and logical thinking they may have. They have learned to live being dependent on the government for handouts, and as long as those keep flowing nothing else matters.

Our elected representatives for the most part have learned they can keep their jobs for many years even if they accomplish nothing. They are now laying low and doing as little as possible for fear of offending someone and getting the PC Police angry with them. They should be all over many of the recent things going on in our government but rarely utter a sound in protest.

We need to empty the garbage from the halls of Congress and replace those who are not earning their pay. But because of nothing but party loyalty the voters will keep sending them back for term after term to do nothing for the citizens.

I'm starting to believe we have now degraded to a point from which we may never recover.

Sorry for the rant but I am angry and fed up.


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Jackie Lynnley 10 months ago from The Beautiful South

I just hope Americans realize Hillary in after the destruction Obama has brought on this nation will just finish us off! I really see no one I want to vote for but I guess I would vote for a skunk to keep more of the same out of office.

Keep slugging!


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tsadjatko 10 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

I agree Mike, I've said it before we went over the cliff years ago and now it is just a matter of time before we hit the bottom. Maybe we can slow down the fall if we have real change, bounce off a tree branch or the side of the cliff but there is no turning back. The budget deficit, which had been coming down (like hitting a tree branch) over the last 6 years, is burgeoning again indicating it will skyrocket and there is no reason to believe either party will do what is necessary to shrink government and stop the inevitable. Sure there is rhetoric, some have been saying what we want to hear now for 5 years and it got them elected, but nothing of lasting significance ever gets done to put us on the right course. Once you've gone over the cliff there is NO hope to avoid the inevitable crash and no matter who gets elected, it won't stop us cause we are in free fall, too little too late. America will never be what it was again. If we have a Democrat president for the next four years we'll lose the Supreme court to liberals who scream the rich don't pay their fair share while their constituents, 50% of the American working population don't even pay anything! What's wrong with that picture?


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WillStarr 10 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Old Poolman is correct...something does not smell right about all this. But then, how many times have we said that about this administration?


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Good Morning lamb servant,

We have two parties in this nation, The Republicans and the Socialists. That explains all the clapping on the part of the Socialists. In retrospect, I probably should have stayed away longer. See you the Inn, where things still make sense.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Good Morning savvy dating,

Keep telling it like it is. I don't know what is going on here, but it stinks! See you at the Inn. e


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Good Morning maven,

Thank you so much for your encouragement. Sometimes I feel like I am just preaching to the choir. As for your commentary, I have to say it should be inscribed in stone, because it perfectly represents Obama's legacy. See you at the Inn, maven, and thanks again.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

If you need to rant, this is the perfect place to do it. I agree with you. Our government is no longer functioning the way it was intended. We are no longer getting any representation and Obama is a dictator. He isn't finished with us yet. He has prepared thousands of regulations that he will push through on his own. I would like to see Congress thrown out in one massive move. They are wasting our time and sitting back while a madman ruins everything. See you at the Inn, Mike.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear Jackie,

A t this point, with all that is known about Hillary I find in incomprehensible that she still has any supporters. They have to be just as hideous as she is or incredibly dumb. If Hillary wins, we are doomed. She is Obama in uglier suits! See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear tsadjatko,

There is plenty wrong with this picture and it won't get any better if Hillary walks into the Oval Office. Let's face it, if she wins the face of America will be changed forever and the picture is going to be even uglier than it is now. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Good Morning Will,

Yes, Mike is right. Nothing makes any sense beginning with the election of Obama. It's all been downhill from there, which is exactly what he wanted. See you at the Inn.


taxlarry 10 months ago

I am responding on January 20, 2016. One year from today, at noon, our current nightmare will be over. However, it won't be over if that guy, Hilary, gets elected. Pay attention!!!


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fpherj48 10 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

pop & bugs......Speaking of Bed and "bugs," I've been bed-ridden (with my usual bedfellow, "Toby," my spoiled cocker spaniel. He's a blanket hog too!) because I have a nasty BUG! As I have gone in & out of semi-consciousness, I can hear some of the NEWS (if I may be so bold to call anything, "news.")

Guess what pop? I made a wonderful discovery! WE (all of us) should listen to the news stations & commentators only when we are seriously ill and under the influence of heavy doses of serious medications.

I've had 5 wonderful days & nights being able to convince myself that it's all just a series of horrific nightmares and/or illness & medication induced hallucinations. In fact, don't be offended ( you know I love you) but I have to believe I just read your hub while sleep-walking. I really don't want to add to my pain. I'm sure you understand,

Be a pal and wake me when he makes his grand exit. I want to be able to breathe again.......If any of us are still able.


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bradmasterOCcal 10 months ago from Orange County California

Pop

Maybe a stretch from your topic, but McCain lost because the democrats pushed the idea that he would just be a puppet of GW Bush, so why isn't that also applicable to Hillary and Obama?

I didn't see the dem debate, only a glimpse while passing the news station the next morning. It seemed like Hillary was losing control, and Bernie was looking better.

I have put on twelve pounds eating my way out of political depression at the Inn, I am working my way up to the Macy Day parade as a grounded float. :) Don't stop the donuts, pastry, and half and half for the coffee.

Sorry, I burped.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear taxlarry,

The Socialist Party won't be paying attention to the fact that Hillary is a fraud, a liar and a danger to our nation. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear fp,

I hope you are on the mend. I, on the other hand, was sick as a dog last night. I am sure it's Hillary's fault. Just rest, and I promise to wake you when and if it is safe to surface. Don't try to go to the Inn. It's way too cold outside.


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Dear brad,

This current group in Washington is enough to make some lose there appetites and others eat like mad. Currently, I have no appetite. The fact that Bernie is even up there is so telling of how far we have fallen from grace. Having said that, even Hillary can't articulate the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist. I guess Greece's saga is looking appealing to all the losers out there. I will keep the goodies coming, no worries.


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drbj 10 months ago from south Florida

You were sorely missed, bp. In the TV Dem debate you missed, Hillary swore her allegiance to Obama's policies, etc., if elected. God forbid!


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breakfastpop 10 months ago Author

Good Morning dr,

I missed you, too. As for missing the debate, I know I missed nothing. Hillary is just a more masculine version of Obama. See you at the Inn.

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