Grinding to a Halt


A Tangled Web

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, August 15, 2016. Our creative friend, Spider Harlotte, is at the breakfast table this morning. Her web is a mess, her thoughts are scrambled and she is in dire need of an audience to rant to. Please join us for breakfast this morning. Harlotte is bringing bagels, lox and cream cheese. I will be mixing up a batch of Bloody Marys for one and all. We hope to see you soon.


A Dose of Reality

Thank you all for coming this morning. I think we have almost reached the point of no return in our nation. Just take a look around and signs of decay, hatred and dysfunction are all around us. Do you feel safe? I don't. Do you believe that our troubled cities will implode one by one? I do. Do you trust the government to protect you from terror? I don't. Are you confidant that our government is functioning as it was meant to? I'm not. Do you have faith in your economic future? I don't. Do you believe that our schools are preparing our students for a bright future? I don't. Do you believe that our institutions of higher learning are turning out graduates who can't function in the real world? I do. In other words, we are falling apart in this country. Our leaders don't lead, and when they attempt leadership they march us in the wrong direction. These last almost eight years under Obama have been an unmitigated disaster. He single handedly ruined our reputation as a country that could be depended upon in times of trouble. He kissed the rings of those who wouldn't mind one bit if we were wiped off the face of the earth. Under Obama our relationship with Israel has been deeply scarred. His deal with Iran made a fool of us and insured that within ten years at the most, Iran will be a nuclear power. He along with Clinton gave a leg up to terrorists, and made sure that our lives would never be the same again. This nation's response to the threat from ISIS has been half-hearted and tepid. Obama does not want to defeat our enemies. He ordered those responsible for assessing the danger from ISIS to change the truth into twisted lies in order to support his unsupported claim that we are winning the war on terror. We are losing the war, because their strategy has changed and Obama does nothing in the face of the changes. ISIS has brought the fight to our door. Here and in Europe they are encouraging lone wolf attacks. We are more vulnerable to attack than ever before, but in the face of this threat Obama insists our borders welcome in Syrian refugees who we know nothing about. While all this swirls around us, the fools we put in Washington to represent our interests sit on their hands and do absolutely nothing. President Obama told the nation that things are pretty good. Do you believe him? I don't.


Hiding the Truth

Given all the problems we are facing in this country, it is reprehensible that our press and media have morphed into propaganda machines for the Obama administration, and probably the Clinton Administration. It pains me to say that, but it's time to realize that we are simply not as free as we are supposed to be. The notion of a "free press" is a term without meaning or truth. The press and the MSM lie to us on a continuous basis. Once upon a time a journalist reported the news, and let the people decide where they stood on an issue. That is no longer the case. Today's so-called journalists are unprofessional and irresponsible. They twist the news, report only the parts they personally approve of, and leave the actual truth buried under a pile of lies. Hilary Clinton is unfit to run for the presidency on so many levels that it would take years to present her deceptions. She is not to be trusted, and is not trusted but she will still get her troops out to the polls to punish us all with at least four years under her "leadership." There is a major disconnect in this nation. Far too many citizens yawn in the face of corruption. Far too many citizens turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to blatant manipulation of the truth. Far too many people have lost their moral compass, and the end result is the kind of country we have now. We have rioting in the streets and police being shot almost on a weekly basis. We don't fix anything anymore. We let things fester until they explode. Did you feel this way eight years ago? I didn't.


Finger Pointing Time

It's time for a little truth. Let's point some fingers. I blame the parents and the schools for graduating students incapable of critical thinking. I blame the universities for filling their ranks with leftist lunatics who prepare students for a world they will be at odds with. I blame voters who go to the polls like zombies, push a lever and never think of the consequences of their vote. I blame the electorate for putting people in office at every level who don't fulfill the job they were elected to do. I blame the public for staying silent in the face of such treatment. I blame President Obama for dividing this country along racial lines. I blame the poor cities who have endured miserable and ineffective leadership under the Democrats for decades. Milwaukee has been under Democrat control, and not a damn thing has happened to change a thing. I blame big government for making false promises to people who don't know enough to spot a lie when they hear one. I blame us all, because in the end this is our nation and it is up to us to save it. Are you happy with the status quo? I'm not.

Harlotte's Song

Oh, what a tangled web we weave

When first we practice to deceive

Sir Walter Scott

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billybuc 6 months ago from Olympia, WA

And I agree with your last finger point: I blame us all. To all of those who stand on the sideline and whine: shut the hell up and become an instrument of change.

Happy Monday my friend!

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Old Poolman 6 months ago from Rural Arizona

Good morning Pop and Harlotte. This hub is refreshing by the fact that you are telling it like it really is. Now we just need a few million more people to take off the rose colored glasses and see the real picture.

It is sad but the Media is a huge part of the problem because they selectively choose what they report and fail to report. And the Media publishes the reported numbers that they know are phony numbers to make Obama and this administration look good.

There are days when I actually think the party is over and nobody has bothered to let us know. Can this 8 or more years of damage to our country ever be repaired? I don't know the answer but don't have a great deal of confidence.

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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Good Morning Billy,

Happy Monday to you. I am off to my garden to check on my peppers!

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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

Lately, I honestly feel that we have crossed the line, and are no longer the country we used to be. The mere fact that we know so much about Clinton, and she still has supporters speaks volumes. See you at the Inn. We might need a plan B.

Jennifer 6 months ago

Good morning Pop and Harlotte

If it makes you feel any better I continue to discuss all of the above with my kids so when they become adults they see though all the bull. It's only Monday

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RJ Schwartz 6 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

Isn't it ironic when you step back and take a wider angle view of the snapshot of today's history. Look back at the Liberal agenda that started 20 years ago specifically focused on "no blame," "participation awards," and like matters; it demonstrated the groundwork for this administration, the press, the punditry class to be able to say and do whatever they wanted with no fear of being singled out for blame and certainly not expected to take responsibility for their actions.

It was a calculated plan to give the elitists free reign to do as they please and play regular people like disposable pawns.

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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear Jennifer,

It does make me feel better. At least I know there will be two intelligent kids on the planet! See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear RJ,

Speaking of pawns, there is no better example than the people of Milwaukee burning down their own town. The Dems have been in charge forever with not one bit of progress. That is their master plan. Keep the people angry, needy and grateful for any crumb that comes their way. God forbid you suggest that they are a huge part of their own problem. See you at the Inn.

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RJ Schwartz 6 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

I used to live in Milwaukee - it was dangerous back then, I shudder to think what it would be like the age of Obama

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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear r R.J.,

In the age of Obama, blacks are stopping cars to see if white people are in it. That is who they are looking for. We have taken a giant step backwards in terms of race relations and law and order. It all lands at Obama's doorstep. See you at the Inn.

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Tom Whitworth 6 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Harlotte,

You have described a once great nation that may have already gone past a tipping point. If not we are perilously close and delay in putting things upright is no longer an option. Things look dire.

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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear Tom,

I feel the same way, which is a first for me. I always believed we could fix things, but now things have changed. The character of our nation has changed. We have lost our way, and the road back may be impossible. I'll see you at the Inn.

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teaches12345 6 months ago

Great way to end this post "Oh, what a tangled web we weave

When first we practice to deceive" It is what has happened over the years. We must all get out there and vote for justice this time around!

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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear teaches,

Amen! See you at the Inn

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