Asleep on the Job


Antoine is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Our industrious friend, Antoine, is at the breakfast table. He just returned from a visit to our nation's capitol. While there, he dropped in on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Family members of victims murdered by illegal aliens were invited to testify. Antoine was appalled by the demeanor of members of this committee. He has asked me to extend an invitation to all the poppers to join him for breakfast. He wants to fill you in on what he witnessed. Antoine will be baking fresh croissants for breakfast. I will supply the Irish coffees. We hope to see you soon.


Adding Insult to Injury

Bonjour, mes amis. Thank you for joining me this morning. Some of the family members of loved one who were murdered by illegal aliens were very disturbed by the treatment they received while testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sabine Durden, who lost her son Dominic, remarked that as she spoke she saw some members of the committee falling asleep. Others were fiddling with their phones. To display such disinterest and disrespect to these family members is a disgusting slap in the face to all citizens. The stories of these parents were gut wrenching, to say the least, but sadly some committee members were bored and restless. There is nothing that can be offered in their defense. I suppose that they are so accustomed to marching to their own drummer, that having to sit still for a bit was just too much for them to bear. Congress is just spinning its wheels these days. Its members never solve anything. They never address a problem in a reasonable period of time. They pretend they are working when there is precious little evidence of anything worthwhile going on. Perhaps they are hoping that all of us will fall asleep while they laze around holding meetings and hearings that never end up accomplishing anything. Their behavior, Republicans and Democrats alike, is appalling. Maybe they should recess forever.


Sanctuary Cities

In spite of the disinterest of the Senate Committee, the House passed a bill to punish sanctuary cities. This move comes in the wake of the heinous murder of 32 year old Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco. The House voted to punish cities like San Francisco for shielding illegal immigrants from deportation. Republicans pushed the bill through. Democrats objected to the bill saying that sanctuary cities are being targeted because of a tragedy, not because they deserve it. It must be hard to look in the mirror and defend an opinion like the ones held by these Democrats and the Obama administration. Naturally, the White House has made it quite clear that the bill will be vetoed. The administration has no desire to try and force jurisdictions like San Francisco to report illegal immigrants. Please pardon me while I take an aspirin!


Comply With the Law

These days, compliance with already existing laws has fallen out of favor. The federal government doesn't follow its own laws. If it did, we might not be in such trouble. Illegal immigrants are committing crimes every day. Not all illegals are breaking the law, but we shouldn't be tolerating the ones that are. Our borders should have been secured a long time ago. How many people have to die before we act to do the right thing? Sanctuary cities are breaking the law every day. They should not be allowed to exist. With this proposed law, they would be punished by being denied federal grant money for failing to provide information to immigration agents. The cities who provide sanctuary should be held accountable for the deaths of so many innocent victims. If San Francisco had done the right thing, Kathryn Steinle would be alive, because her murderer would be under lock and key. Personally, I don't think the bill goes far enough. The existence of sanctuary cities should be condemned and declared illegal. Those that continue to break the law should be punished accordingly. It's high time we remember that we are supposed to be a nation of laws. Will somebody please phone the White House and apprise them of that fact?

Antoine's Song

Let's go children of the homeland

The day of reckoning has arrived

Against you tyranny's ugly flag is raised.

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taxlarry 19 months ago

'Sanctuary cities? I had never heard of that until this young woman was murdered. Such a thing should not exist. They should be illegal. If a city wants to be a sanctuary, all federal aid to such city should be eliminated. As for the members of the senate committee, their behavior should be publicized in every newspaper and new was program. The congress does nothing anyway, so the public should see exactly what they do.

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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

I agree, splash the hideous image of these senators across every media outlet. We have laws in place that would not allow for the existence of sanctuary cities. Sadly, we are no longer a nation of law. See you at the Inn.

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Old Poolman 19 months ago from Rural Arizona

If you recall, Arizona tried to pass a bill where local law enforcement could enforce the existing Federal Immigration Laws. For doing that, Arizona was labled as a biggoted, predudiced, and horrible state. We were also sued by the Federal Government.

The left spread rumors about this SB-1070 bill up to and including that cops had the right to shoot and kill any illegals they caught. Of course none of these rumors (lies) were true, but nobody bothered to read the bill.

My point is that Arizona got in trouble for trying to enforce existing immigration laws, and sanctuary cities are getting a free pass and Federal Funds for ignoring the laws.

My feeble old mind just can't quite grasp this sort of thinking.

We also have to remember that very few sitting in the chairs of Congress could even hold a job in the private sector. They would be fired for lack of results in very short order. Unfortunately, we can't fire them until they come up for reelection, and even then it doesn't happen.

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billybuc 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

I'm beginning to have and I are agreeing too much. LOL The immigration laws need to be overhauled and there needs to be teeth in them for a serious bite on offenders. No question!

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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

This nation has undergone a "change" of historically awful proportion. Illegals have more rights than citizens. States can't enforce federal laws to protect themselves and we now have a president who thinks he should run again because he is so terrific. I could laugh, but actually I think tears are more appropriate. See you later at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning billy,

Don't fear, we have more in common than you think. I found out last year that I am a registered Democrat! Now that's funny. See you at the Inn.

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fpherj48 19 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Bonjour, mon ami......I have an idea. Let's make sure these lazy, disinterested "wastes of oxygen & tax dollars" get PUT TO SLEEP.

There's so much desperately WRONG with all of this, it's a struggle to know where to start!

Nothing will be done....PER USUAL.......Unless and Until tragedy and chaos hits them in a real, hard & very personally awakening way! Just like all issues.....apparently the powers that be need to discover they are NOT safe from their own neglect and stupidity!!

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Tom Whitworth 19 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Antoine,

Sanctuary city.....can you say conspiracy to defy federal law? The officers of such entities, i.e conspirators should be prosecuted under federal RICO statutes.

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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning mon ami,

You are right. Nothing is personal enough for those in Washington. They pass laws that don't affect them. They don't share our concerns about healthcare. They live apart and above the rest of us and that has to stop. Term limits and being subjected to every single thing they put on us should be the norm. See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

Absolutely! This insanity has to stop, but it won't because we have a law breaker of unusual magnitude in the WH. See you at the Inn.

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drbj 19 months ago from south Florida

Apathetic and/or sleepy Members of the Senate are the norm it seems. It must be on their job description. The behaviors you describe, bp, are detestable and despicable. Those individuals should be given sanctuary ... in another country!

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lambservant 19 months ago from Pacific Northwest

You know, I just wrote a piece on the Sin of Indifference, and here you gave the perfect example.I feel angry reading this. Indifference to people's suffering is appalling.

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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Dear dr,

I would love to ship all of these nasty fools to Iran or Greece, depending on their orientation. They don't belong here. See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Dear lambservant,

Yes, it is appalling and despicable, but it seems to be the norm these days. I hope I am wrong. See you at the Inn.

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The Frog Prince 19 months ago from Arlington, TX

And here I thought for decades we were a nation of laws and then Obama arrived on the scene. Rethink what you've allowed to happen America and what those we elected continue to allow to happen. Then ask yourself why. Might make for a good Hub. Just sayin...

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Hxprof 19 months ago from Clearwater, Florida

Pop, I suspect if Congress passed the bill punishing sanctuary cities, and managed to override Obummer's veto, that Obummer would simply NOT enforce that law...we'd be screwed again.

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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning Frog Prince,

I was just thinking about you yesterday and now here you are! It is great to have you at the table. I hope life is treating you well. Why not write that hub yourself? You've been missed. See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning Hxprof,

I agree, but he won't be president forever, although he wants to be. He said just the other day that he thinks he's a great president and a third term would be possible. Head for the hills! See you at the Inn.

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RobinGrosswirth23 18 months ago from New York

There is unfortunately no cohesiveness in government. Plus, the parties are forever in disagreement, and as a result, nothing gets done. That they are asleep at the wheel comes as no surprise to me. There are lights that shine on minutia to wield power, a bullying that should be reserved for top priority issues such as the ones you present in your informative hubs.

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breakfastpop 18 months ago Author

Good Morning Robin,

Government at its best is awful. These days it simply doesn't function at all. Either this changes in 2016 or we lose everything we have worked for. See you at the Inn.

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