Another Move Without Congress!

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Harlotte is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Our creative friend, Spider Harlotte, is at the breakfast table this morning. She has decided to take a look at other events going on in Washington. Apparently, the president has taken some time off from his busy attempt to ignore ISIS to make yet another move without Congress. Harlotte has requested the pleasure of your company at the breakfast table. She has baked up a batch of blueberry pancakes with homemade syrup. I will be providing delicious Irish coffees for one and all. We hope to see you soon.



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He's Got that Pen Again!

Thank you all for coming to meet with me this morning. I have learned that the Obama administration is working quite hard to implement a comprehensive climate change agreement that would compel nations to reduce their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions. A bold move like this would require the approval of Congress in the normal course of events. These days, precious little is "normal" so don't expect your President Obama to follow the law and "do the right thing." It's just not in his DNA.

The agreement is supposed to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting held in Paris in 2015. Of course, if Paris has been taken over by radical Islam by then, they will have to move the meeting. The agreement will force some of the world's largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. There is one big problem with this grand plan. To put it quite simply, your Constitution requires that your president may only enter into a legally binding treaty if the deal is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate. Under normal circumstances this would be quite an obstacle, but wait, we are talking about President "I'll go it alone" Obama. He may not have a "plan" to deal with murdering hordes like ISIS, but he has figured out, yet again, how to cut Congress out of the equation!

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A Play on Words

Your President Obama has decided that getting rid of Congress, and you, is actually quite doable. All he and his trusty little team has to do is cook up a politically binding deal that would "name and shame" countries into signing the agreement. Even other nations realize that President Obama would have to go to Congress. President Obama prefers to go straight to the United Nations, that august body that should have been thrown out of America years ago. This way President Obama can ensure that with carbon taxes and high energy prices, he and his friends in high places will become carbon zillionaires! Al Gore, the internet and climate change guru, predicted that arctic ice would be gone by now. When poor Al found out that it has actually doubled in size, he must have had a hissy fit. President Obama's plan will definitely cheer him up, so don't waste precious time or energy fretting over Al. Instead, I recommend that you devote some quality time worrying about President Obama's constant trashing and side-stepping of the Constitution. Would somebody please explain to this spider exactly when your great country became a one man show?

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What's Going On?

President Obama took office for reasons only those who voted for him can explain. The rest of us, including this spider, were left scratching our heads and wringing our hands. All this years later, we are now pulling our hair out of our heads. Nothing this president does makes sense. Nothing this president does shows any respect for the country, its citizens or its Constitution. His motto always was and will continue to be, "my way or the highway." He seems to take great pleasure out of doing the exact thing that will exasperate most thinking people. Playing golf while ISIS is on the move is just one example. Making sure that no White House representatives attended the memorial mass for slain journalist James Foley was another. Instead, President Obama sent three representatives to the funeral of Michael Brown. When any president can look America in the eye and say "You can do business with that guy", when referring to Al Sharpton, you know we have a problem. What America needs and needs now is a president. What America has is a community activist!


Harlotte's Song

Oh, what a tangled web they weave

When first they practice to deceive...


Sir Walter Scott



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OhMe profile image

OhMe 2 years ago from Pendleton, SC

Of course this is not surprising, unfortunately. I really don't understand why some people can't or won't see what this man is doing to our great country


Breakfastpop 2 years ago

Good Morning, OhMe,

The voting public became complacent. They never required more than a good slogan. Substance wasn't important. Now we are all paying a heavy price. See you at the Inn , the last place on earth where common sense prevails.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Harlotte - I am totally ignorant of the political structure in your world, and am becoming increasingly confused by the political structure in my world.

My current thinking is that there really is someone, or some group, with more power than our President who is pulling the strings. They pull the strings in many countries not just ours. Whether they do this by promise of huge financial rewards or intimidation is unknown.

The ultimate goal of course is to have a single world government. Could ISIS be nothing more than pawns in a giant chess game? Are we nearing that day when we will hear those words that chess players dread, "Check Mate?"


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Tom Whitworth 2 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Harlotte,

I think the proper way to respond to a "lawlessly" enacted law is to ignore it.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

"Making sure no White House Reps attended the funeral of James Foley"

What??!! How could he manage that...and WHO would comply??"! Totally egregious and shameful. This is an outrage and it's become clear to me that B.O. has all too willing accomplices! Does no one have a mind and a conscience of their own? Outrageous.

He's acting alone...Yes, like any Dictator. BUT....I see no one stopping him, nor do I see any backlash nor LOUD opposition to his actions. Has all of Washington been bound and gagged?

Truly, I can't tolerate it any longer. I feel we are quickly swirling down the damned toilet.....with nary a plumber in sight!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Old Polman,

I have always believed there are people who are pulling the strings. When it comes to Obama, it just has to be true. We still don't know where he came from after all these years. There was nothing remarkable about him at all, and yet he became president. He is determined to undermine our nation and disregard our laws and yet nothing happens to stop him. The history books are going to have a hard time explaining this era. As for ISIS, I believe they are here for the long haul with the end game being world domination. See you at the Inn, this subject requires more thought.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Tom,

I agree. We should be ignoring every single thing this one man show president has enacted. Instead of accepting all these illegal aliens into our towns, we should be taking a stand. Instead of watching the IRS workers and Pentagon workers ignore paying their taxes we should stop paying ours until they pay up! Somebody has to take charge. Certainly, Congress isn't doing it! See you at the Inn.


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carol7777 2 years ago from Arizona

After I read one of your posts I seriously think of pulling my hair..What I cannot understand is the loyalty.. We have a lot to fear these days. ANyway I will need a double at the Inn..A double---I will think about that also.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, fp,

Obama surrounds himself with a tight little circle of yes men, women and controllers, like Valerie Jarrett. He has no interest in anyone outside of his circle and he doesn't care to take the advice of anyone but this group. As for Congress well I think they are collectively brain dead. What other explanation can there be? See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Patti - I would bet you it has already been decided who will take Obama's place in 2016, and it will happen just that way.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, carol,

If we pulled out our hair every time this administration did something outrageous, we would be bald! I'll meet you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

I am sure you are right. We are living in a revolving dictatorship, but we just don't know it yet!


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

As long as there is a divided Congress, and as long as corporations run the political scene, we will see more of this, no matter who is President. I'm afraid politics hold very little interest for me. I now concentrate on changing things in my community. I'll leave the larger nation to Exxon and Monsanto to run.

Have a great day!


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Billybuc is right. A divided Congress such as ours is worse than no Congress at all. There are times I can understand the frustration Obama must feel in trying to get the ball rolling on something. But then his weak leadership tendancies have not really inspired them to work together to solve problems. The vast majority of them just need to go find another job and let some fresh minds occupy those chairs in Congress. We need a few in there with the courage to stand up and fight for what is best for this country, not just the party they profess to represent.


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RachaelOhalloran 2 years ago from United States

With Big Corporations, including Big Pharma, firmly in place backing Obama's every decision (Obamacare, decisions regarding ISIS, Iraq), he is going to do all he can to prove that he doesn't need the approval of Congress - even if it means twisting the meanings of the words in the Constitution to prove he is permitted to go it alone.

Hopefully we will all still be alive and well to see if all his "lone ranger" decisions get run over roughshod, because they were made without benefit of consulting better minds who have experience in the matters.

Yes, the President for 2016 is being groomed as we speak. Be prepared to see names in the running that we never heard of before, with one in particular being tooted as the next best thing to the Coming of Christ.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

We already elected one "God" who many still worship. Let's hope we never make that mistake again.


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Brie Hoffman 2 years ago from Manhattan

Since He ignores Congress, we should ignore him and his laws.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Brie - That is a great plan except the Justice Department would unleash their full fury on any individual or group who tried to do this. They are holding the clean end of the stick.


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Brie Hoffman 2 years ago from Manhattan

Well, there is more than one way to skin a cat ;)


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

All this is about to come to a head soon...

The Frog


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

FP - I truly hope you are correct..........


Pino Krisio 2 years ago

POP: Let him sign the treaty without Congressional approval! It won't be worth the ink he used. I am disgusted with him and his ways. another American was beheaded today, and he is concerned ab0ut this crap?

He makes me sick!

I'm off to the bar......


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning billy,

Sounds like a plan to me! If I can manage to control my angst I may follow in your footsteps. Of course, those who know me well fear I might lose my mind if I stopped carrying on about the mess we are inSee you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Mike,

The only action I want to see Congress take is to clip Obama's wings. His pen is getting on my nerves! See you at the Inn. Frankly, I may just move in.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Rachael,

Our government has ceased to function. Obama has broken enough laws to get him impeached 100 times over. This is a very dangerous time in our history and never have we needed a strong, decisive president more. I am afraid we are in deep trouble. I'll be at the Inn. I feel safe there.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

I'll second that!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Brie,

It really is time to take back our nation. I heard Biden say that the other day and I wondered who he was going to take the nation back from. The man is seriously impaired! See you at the Inn. Pack a bag in case we all decide to sleep over!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Frog Prince,

Whose head will it be? I'll see you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Pino,

Head for the Inn and stay there. It just isn't safe out there anymore and we can thank the POTUS for that.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

This Congress is not going to do a damn thing about Obama or anything else for that matter. They have had multiple opportunities to do the wing clipping you mentioned, but did nothing.

This Congress has completely lost their way and all credibility when it comes to doing their jobs. Their entire focus is now about votes, money, and power and nothing else.

Every decision they make is carefully weighed to earn them the most votes with little or no regard to the long term effects of that decision.

I am currently a beta tester on a website that will provide instant information on any politician or political candidate. It is really interesting to compare their actual voting records with statements they have made on TV. Quite often what they say and how they vote are complete opposites. As soon as this site is ready for public use I will be sharing the link here on Hub Pages. Warning, you may be shocked at what you find out about some of our elected representatives.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

I can't wait to find out about these poor excuses for representatives. My level of frustration with this mess we are in is sky high. Most people I know really could care less about anything going on. Unless it hits them personally it is just business as usual. I think it is getting very personal and it's high time everyone woke up. The idiots who still believe in a fascist utopia can stay asleep.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Patti - I don't shock easily but I was shocked when I reviewed the voting records of just a few of my used to be favorite representatives.

Of course some of this is due to the common practice of bill bundling where many completely unrelated bills are attached to a bill of major importance. To get the important bill approved they are forced to agree to things they would normally vote against. Bill bundling should be outlawed and every bill before Congress should be a single stand-alone issue.

They also trade votes with each other to get their pet projects approved. The current system is flawed and badly abused. While it can be time consuming and boring as hell, it is interesting to actually read some of the bills to find all of the non-related fluff included in some bills. I believe the website I referred to is going to do this type of work for us and this may raise the awareness level with the voters. At least I hope it will.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

I agree this practice of bill bundling is inane and should be outlawed. Compromise is needed in order to get the nation's business accomplished , but passing moronic legislation that furthers the interests of a few is ridiculous. Are system s flawed but it could be cleanup up if those in charge were motivated to do so. That would be one hell of a job giving this nation's appetite and acceptance of fraud and deception.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Patti - I actually wrote a hub once about bill bundling and even gave some real examples of what was happening. I think I got about 4 comments and three of them said "Good hub."


Breakfastpop 2 years ago

Try it again. Maybe more people are aware and awake now.


bradmaster 2 years ago

Pop

If our government was a five card poker game, then we need to ask for five new cards.

If the US Constitution was a hard liquor drink, it has been watered down to single digit alcohol content.

The problem is not Obama, not the congress, but solely the American Voter, especially the loyal party voter. Nesting incumbents are the products of these voters. To change the fate of the country, the voters have to change. The voters haven't changed in the last one hundred years, so how can we expect any change in how the country is being run?


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Gawth 2 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

My guess is we have not seen anything yet. Just wait until the election is over. The Obama Train is on his track and on his timetable. His pen and phone will push us to the brink.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning bradmaster,

I agree. The typical voter goes to the polls with no information at all. Obama was a weak candidate with nothing in the way of accomplishments to brag about. His background was muddled and all he had going for him was a good suit and the ability to read from a teleprompter. The voters were satisfied and now we are all paying for their ignorance. If the right candidate isn't chosen the next time around, we are lost. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Gawth,

How right you are. Obama is determined to make the "changes" he vaguely referred to when he ran. He will stop at nothing, because he has nothing to lose. His legacy has already been written. He will be the president who orchestrated America's demise. See you at the Inn.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Hope everyone shows up for the Celebration at the Inn! "Congratulations" are in order to our fearless leader in the world of politics! Can't think of a single soul who deserves this 2014 Hubbie award more!.......Here's to breakfastpop.....Cheers!!! I'm proud of you.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning fp,

Thank you so much for the congrats. I learned about the Hubbie yesterday and I have to admit I'm thrilled. By the way, I'm proud of you too! See you at the Inn. Drinks are on me!

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