Breaking the Law Obama Style

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Tevya is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, May 18, 2015. Our dear friend, Wasp Tevya, is at the breakfast table this morning. Tevya is feeling nostalgic about a time long ago when the rule of law actually meant something. If the government is leading by example, ordinary law breakers need not fear. Apparently, it is now okay to ignore the law and do your own thing. Tevya is preparing a sumptuous spread of bagels, lox and cream cheese. I will be brewing up some Irish coffees to add to the fun. Please join us for breakfast and a lesson on a couple of ways the Obama administration has broken the law.

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Obama Administration Violates Judge's Order

Thank you all for coming to the table this morning. I wanted to bring you up to date about the latest stunt the Obama administration is pulling. Twenty-six states have filed an immigration lawsuit against the administration in the Southern District of Texas. The U.S. Justice Department has admitted that the Department of Homeland Security violated federal Judge Andrew Hanen's injunction against Obama's plan and lied to the court when it said that no part of the president's plan was being implemented. It also appears that the Justice Department took their sweet time informing the court about Homeland Security's actions. Homeland Security ignored the judge's injunction and the Justice Department misrepresented the whole fiasco. The Obama administration has made following the law already in place grounds for dismissal. President Obama wants to see his immigration plan enacted and to hell with the law, the states and the people of this nation.

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VA Breaks the Law

Since anything goes in this administration the Department of Veteran's Affairs has been spending, or should I say wasting, $6 billion a year in direct violation of federal contracting rules. They are using this outrageous amount of money to pay for medical care and supplies. By violating the rules the VA has put our veteran's health in jeopardy. Federal acquisition laws require competitive bidding and proper contracts. They dispensed with the rules and ran the show lawlessly with complete disregard for the law. Can you imagine the vast amount of money wasted by the VA because of their refusal to look for the best price for the services they needed. The VA used "purchase cards" to pay for billions of dollars of medical supplies. The cards were never meant for this purpose, but rather were supposed to be used for minor purchases up to $3000. Instead, supplies were purchased without the required contracts and billions of dollars have been spent and wasted. The VA is operating outside the law and thus far it is getting away with it.

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A Culture of Deceit

Nothing in this nation is functioning the way it was designed to work. The IRS breaks the law and nobody is held accountable. Employees owe millions, if not billions, in taxes and get promoted. The agency is used like a private army of the Obama administration freely punishing the president's adversaries, and nobody is held accountable. The Rev. Al Sharpton owes millions in back taxes and he is free to move about the universe. He is also free to visit the White House more than Obama, and he gets away with it. Hillary Clinton lied about Benghazi and so far she has gotten away with it. Once upon a time a person with as many red flags as Clinton could never be considered a fit candidate for the presidency. That changed forever quite a long time ago and it explains how Obama became president. It seems we don't care about the rule of law anymore. We don't seem to care about truth or transparency. We accept being lied to as routine. We elect perfect, imperfect strangers to the highest office in the nation and we celebrate at best and yawn at worst.

On the Edge

There is a certain feeling in the air right now. Congress has no teeth, guts or will. President Obama doesn't care what anyone thinks about him, whether it be this nation or others. We aren't to be trusted anymore. Our allies are moving away from us. Our integrity as a nation is damaged. Our government is corrupt. Our taxes are being squandered, our infrastructure is crumbling and our courts and laws are being ignored. If we, as a nation, refuse to take stock and decide this country is worth saving, we will be lost forever. It really is now or never. We need a new president and it can't be Hillary Clinton. We need to get rid of every corrupt and grossly negligent person in every single department in this country. We need to hold people accountable for the mess we are in. The clock is ticking and we can't afford to turn our backs on these problems. Our very existence depends on it.

Tevya's Song

Dear God, you made so many liars

It's disgusting to be a liar

And it's no great honor either!

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Old Poolman profile image

Old Poolman 19 months ago from Rural Arizona

Good morning Patti, there will never be any accountability until those who can do something about it are not part of the problem. All of them truly believe they are above the law and none of the rules they make apply to them.

We have lost control of our government and the roles are now reversed. Our government truly believes we the people are completely under their control rather than we the people controlling them.

Perhaps our 2016 Presidential candidates can speak to what they plan to do about government accountability. I would vote for the one with the best answer.


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Tom Whitworth 19 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Tevya,

Your observations are alarming and accurate. The observation of the rule of law is one of those intangibles that made the USA a special and "exceptional" place. Obama, as a constitutional scholar studied the Constitution to discover its weak spot. A scalawag president, such as he can violate the fundamental law of the land, the Constitution, and our only defense against him is political. The courts (judicial branch) and congress (legislative branch) have no armies to force the executive to obey the constitution.


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billybuc 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

I will agree with this statement: "Our government is corrupt." Top to bottom, including Congress. Clean house and let's see what we come up with...kind of like rolling dice. :)

Always an interesting read, my friend.


taxlarry 19 months ago

Business as usual. This is what the majority of voters wanted. They either don't care or are too stupid.


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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

We might as well be living in Nicaragua. I no longer recognize this nation. Those we place in office forget about us just like a two bit dictator does once he takes over. When I see Hillary prancing around refusing to answer questions I want to spit. Those who support her are no better than her and that is an awful thing to be. Obama and his wife are beyond the pale and those who support his non-leadership are awful as well. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

If the courts can''t enforce the law and the Justice Department refuses to obey and enforce the law and the executive branch trashes the law, we might as well get rid of all of them. Why pretend we are anything but a dictatorship at this point? See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning billy,

I'd love to clean house. We might have only handful of honest people left, but it could work! See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning txlarry,

I think they are too stupid to care! To the Inn......


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RobinGrosswirth23 19 months ago from New York

Liars reside everywhere and as I see it, they are given a free pass because if it serves a certain purpose, it is regarded as useful.

Again, if it serves a purpose for any agency, it is acceptable. I have seen and believe that most people lack a conscience, particularly if it is about saving their own asses.

The government, like any police agency as well, under the same auspices, are huge bullies. Given that, most individuals would rather take the position of bystander. Passive aggressive rules!

I understand your clever and creative infusion of Tevia:-0)


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fpherj48 19 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

The "lie" is a deal breaker, a game stopper and often a CRIME. The "Liar" is a fraud, deceiver & manipulator. The more they lie, the more they continue.

The LIE is slippery, disguised & embellished.......The Liar wants power, control & wealth. He's untouchable, above it all, without a conscience.

Welcome to the United States of America, a once strong, honorable Nation.of, by and FOR the people...now a crumbling country run by a LIAR and based upon LIES.......May we Rest in Peace. Amen.


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lambservant 19 months ago from Pacific Northwest

Yes, we're going down as a nation and we have been for some time! I do take issue with Tevyas song. Although it is true God created every man, woman and child, and has given each one free will, he did not make them liars! That is their choice! He calls everyone to himself, but he's given us the choice to accept or decline that wonderful gift!

Obama claims to be a Christian and that Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior, but he never passes up a chance to fling snide or mocking comments about Christianity! Add to that his" God bless Planned Parenthood" proclamation, and so many godless and Anti American actions. You shall know them by their fruits! The fruit trees have no fruit and they are being cut down for firewood! God is our only hope


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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Dear Robin,

You are right and it is very depressing. Tevya has a better handle on all of this. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Dear fop,

We can try to rest, but it won't be peaceful. Perhaps this is akin to the fall of the Roman Empire.... See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Dear lamb servant,

I stand corrected. As for Obama saying he is a Christian... no way... See you at the the Inn.


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drbj 19 months ago from south Florida

Love your comment: 'Al Sharpton who owes millions in back taxes is free to visit the White House more than Obama.' Ain't that the awful truth!


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breakfastpop 19 months ago Author

Good Morning drbj,

It sure is awful and it certainly is true. Our nation is now a grade B movie that I wouldn't pay a dime to see. See you at the Inn.


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fpherj48 18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

pop.....A grade B movie starring retired stunt men who fell on their head one too many times!!


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breakfastpop 18 months ago Author

Dear fp,

I just noticed that I addressed you as"fop" in a prior post. So sorry.... I agree with the movie theme. It also can be considered an unbelievable science fiction flick. See you at the Inn.


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fpherj48 18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Hey.....it's A-OK ......"Fop" rhymes with Pop!! We can open our own business together " Pop 'N Fop's Top Hip-Hop 'N Bop Shop".......Yeah OK, I know.....I need rest.


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breakfastpop 18 months ago Author

Good Morning fp,

A little nap wouldn't hurt. See you at the Inn when you wake up.


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WillStarr 18 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Mike (Old Poolman) is correct. It is no longer a government of, by, and for the People. It is now a government of elitists. We are in trouble.


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Old Poolman 18 months ago from Rural Arizona

When the rulers of anything such as a business or a nation place themselves above the very laws they make, it is a huge problem.

Our elitist government can do things such as insider trading that any of us could do prison time if we were caught. Ask Martha Stewart how she feels about this. They make millions off the market with this insider knowledge that is truly illegal. Pelosi and her husband have made millions due to changes in banking laws they knew were coming.

They are exempt from Obamacare but they forced it on us by approving it without even reading what was in it.

Until our own lawmakers have to play by the same rules forced on we-the -people nothing will change.


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breakfastpop 18 months ago Author

Dear Will,

We are in trouble, big time. Just look at Hillary and Bill. He gets accused of rape and he wins elections. Hillary is so smug and sure of herself, she doesn't have to answer questions, She lies and absolutely nothing happens. The same is true of Obama and his entire administration. I am sick of it and shocked that this is my country. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 18 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

Of course I agree. Before they have to play by the same rules, they have to do time for their crimes. I wish I were kidding. See you at the Inn,

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