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Beetle Belle is Joining Us for Breakfast

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Our delightful friend, Beetle Belle, is at the breakfast table this morning.Given the state of the union and the world, she is feeling a bit down in the dumps. Belle is in need of a bit of a rant, so please join us for breakfast. Belle will be providing a delicious assortment of artisanal breads and jams. I will be brewing up Irish coffees. We hope to see you soon.

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What a Mess!

Thank you all for joining me this morning. I have been thinking about the upcoming July 4th celebration, and I am wondering what there is to celebrate. Speaking strictly for me, I am not feeling the fresh scent of liberty in the air. Instead of being told to enjoy the company of good friends and the fireworks, I, and the rest of America, are being told to remain vigilant. It seems that there is a strong possibility that there may be a terrorist attack on our own soil. Press Secretary Josh Not-So - Earnest played down the threat, but others who know a whole lot more than him think otherwise. Tell me, how exactly do we remain vigilant? If I go to the beach, should I pack a weapon? If I go to the mall should I creep around looking for the bad guys? Maybe I should just stay home and call it a day, a bad day. ISIS is running circles around our nation and the world, and we are all marching to their very ugly and psychotic tune.

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Monitoring the Threats

The FBI is going to be setting up shop around the country monitoring any potential terror threats. I wish them luck with that. We have been told that ISIS sympathizers are in virtually every state. These demons could be anywhere and there is no way to monitor all of them. With ISIS expanding rapidly along our borders, we are all at risk. Thanks to the powerful drug lords, terrorists can freely move in and out of our country. The underground tunnels are highways for terrorists. There are credible reports that ISIS has set up training camps along our southern border. What are we doing about it? From where I sit, it looks like we are doing very little, and I am being generous when I say this.

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No Enforcement

The Obama administration has ended most immigration enforcement at a time when we need to quadruple our efforts to close our borders. The DHS has reduced detention of illegal border crossers. The administration has implemented the Priority Enforcement Program which severely limits our ability to keep our communities safe. Under this program, the administration will ignore illegal aliens who were previously identified as priorities for removal prior to the adoption of the PEP. In this illustrious group of people will be illegals who have recently crossed the border, illegals who have returned to the U.S. after being removed in the past and aliens who received final removal orders after January 1, 2014. In other words, it is a free-for-all get out of jail card. Ninety -six percent of illegal aliens who arrived here during last summer's surge are still living here.

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A Government in Free-Fall

As we approach July 4th, we should be mourning the loss of freedom in our nation. The Executive Branch of our government has usurped the role of Congress and is now writing and passing laws under the guise of executive privilege. The Congress is dead in the water. I don't know what function they have now, but it seems like a waste of time and money. The Judicial Branch has waltzed into areas they were never meant to wade in. It is very sad to realize that in a blink of an eye, the Supreme Court became the arbiters of social transformation and the editors of Obamacare. I don't know for sure who is running this country, but it certainly is not any of us. We are just pawns in a very ugly power game that has torn our Constitution to pieces. Stay safe this week-end and remain vigilant. The government needs watching just as much as ISIS.

Washington, Washington

The whole year through

Your just an old sour song

That has droned on for too long.

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Tom Whitworth 15 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Belle,

I agree with your assessment. After 6-1/2 years of Obama I feel fundamentally transformed. We are no longer "The land of the free and the home of the brave", but are the land of executive and judicial fiat.


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Old Poolman 15 months ago from Rural Arizona

Good Morning Patti and Belle - It would seem that the very foundation of our country is being removed one brick at a time. By themselves, each brick removed seems like a fairly harmless act, but when we look at the growing pile of bricks removed it sould be alarming.

Sadly, many of our citizens pay little or no attention to what is really happening and by the time they wake up it will be too late. Many of these same citizens will never notice all the negative changes until they lose one or more of their "Entitlements." Then and only then will they get involved and start paying attention.

Now that our Supreme Court has become law makers, and many of our elected representatives are showing their true colors, we can start seeing the real picture.

By now more should be realizing that what we see on TV of our government in action is nothing but a show for us. Most of the voting by our representatives is actually decided in back room deals that involve bribes and intimidation. The Washington way is more rotten and corrupt than anytime in our history, and getting worse.

I seriously doubt that this level of corruption will ever be stopped because those who could stop it are part of the problem.


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Deborah Demander 15 months ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

ISIS is staging psychological war against the world. And winning. We need to stand up and assert our authority, globally.

Unfortunately, I fear we have no authority to assert.

Namaste.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

Combine the state of the government with the ignorance on the part of so many Americans and our future looks bleak. I spoke to a woman this week-end who told me she loves, loves Hillary. When I asked her why, she had no response. Given I can't keep quiet, I told her a few things about Hillary and her response was, "they are all liars and crooks." The bottom line is that she would and will happily vote for a liar. See you at the Inn.


Hxprof 15 months ago from Clearwater, Florida

Old Poolman is right on Pop; there's no stopping what we see coming, and in fact, what we see coming is probably only the tip of the iceberg.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

I agree with every single word. Sadly, I don't see how we can change this culture of corruption. Most people simply yawn and dismiss it all as business as usual. With this mindset, things can only get worse. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Good Morning Deborah,

Not only are they inflicting psychological harm, they are chopping off heads and shooting people in the streets. The U.S. is perceived as weak thanks to this clueless president who never had our best interest at heart. I don't know who he works for, but it isn't us and he clearly doesn't share our beliefs. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Good Morning Hxprof,

I agree and the prospect of all this dysfunction is impossibly sad. See you at the Inn.


taxlarry 15 months ago

I believe we are at the beginning of WWIII. However, our leaders do not see that. A pity.


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thumbi7 15 months ago from India

Corruption will destroy the country slowly as it penetrates at different levels. We have failing economy, farmer suicides, industries being shut down and what not.

India has faced and is facing the problems of corruption continually


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lambservant 15 months ago from Pacific Northwest

Obama surely has kept his 2008 campaign promise for change!

If only that change weren't a subversive plot to override the constitution, denigrate the people he was elected to represent, and perpetuate the resurgence of issues like extreme racism! Add to that he completely changed his tune in moral issues, and openly pronounced blessing on them, as in" God bless planned parenthood!"


DJ Anderson 15 months ago

I started my rant back in 2008. People thought I was racist. I don't care if our leader is purple, if he is promoting the constitution and leading a nation on every level.

Recently, I have been knee deep in history. One of my main questions concerning WWII was how could so many millions of people stand in support of a genocidal demented killer. Yet, they did. They even bought

into the idea that he was making a supreme Aryan race and women were used as breeding stock to have more Aryan babies.

How could rational, educated people not recognize the hideousness behind this man, who was going to take over the world?

And, how is it that we have sat on our hand and watch our country deteriorate to the point of losing freedoms? We look the other way when banking atrocities lose millions of dollars with no apparent trail.

We look the other way when our leader pass a health care package, which they, themselves, will never have to deal with. We look the other way when politicians change their view and their vote once they get their comfy seat in DC.

Are we blind? Are we as blind as the German population who followed their leader right into hell?

I have lived in Germany. They teach the school children that the Holocaust is a myth. It never happened. Did they learn nothing?

Are we cattle moving through the chute?

Will someone, one day, look back and ask the question,

"Why were they so blind as not to see or act before all was lost?"

DJ.


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billybuc 15 months ago from Olympia, WA

I was just talking to a friend about the number of drivers on the road who just don't seem to care about traffic laws....they go through stop signs without stopping, turn without signals, don't yield to coming traffic. We decided it's not because there are more poor drivers...it's because people just don't give a shit any longer. I think it's all wrapped up together...people are afraid...they are confused....they hold no hope...so simple things like traffic laws hold no importance to them any longer.

Something better change in this country soon.


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Pamela99 15 months ago from United States

You are right on as usual. We are in a sad state, and if something doesn't change soon we can surely expect more violence. The probability of a stock market crash may also be staring in the face. There is certainly little to be happy about when you are only a bit safer in your own home.

I think Bill hit on something too as my husband, and I have noticed the practices of drivers also. People don't often use turn signals, etc. etc. This is an awesome hub as usual.

As I have been bogged down with a load of problems myself lately and have not been on Hubpages very often

, maybe I can slip out to the club and buy you a drink tonight.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Dear taxlarry,

I agree with you, I am sorry to say. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Dear thumb,

It is a sad and regrettable scenario. Thank you for coming to the breakfast table.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Dear lamb servant,

Obama is a phony, fraud and a communist. For sure, his mentor and leader, Valerie Jarrett, t is a communist, so what can we expect in terms os his leadership I believe we are in deep trouble. If Hillary gets elected there will ben way back for us. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Dear DJ,

U I have asked myself the question over one million times, how could the holocaust have happened. I believe that there was something inherently evil about the German people. They were open to his heinous message. Of course, there were Germans who were appalled and horrified and they stood up for their beliefs. However, the vast majority of Germans were perfectly willing to commit hideous crimes. It is a sad statement about humanity. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Dear Billy,

I have observed the exact same thing. I think that for the vast majority of people, there appears to be very few consequences for bad behavior. You are right, something better happen soon to stop this, because if not we are in deep trouble. See you at he Inn.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Dear Pamela,

Thank you so much for taking the time to come to the table. There is definitely a breakdown of morals, values and respect for the law. I spoke to a woman this weekend who is voting for Hillary because she just absolutely loves her. When I remarked that Hillary was a liar and a crook, she said...so what.. so is everyone. Need I say more. See you at the Inn. I hope all is well.


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RobinGrosswirth23 15 months ago from New York

Contaminated ideology [ISIS] will unfortunately live on.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Good Morning Robin,

The question remains...will we live on?


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Good Morning lambservant,

I have to apologize for my answer to your comment. I must have been out of my mind or half asleep!


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fpherj48 15 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

pop.....By now it should be clear all of this.....ALL OF IT frightens me beyond description. I have some strong anger & disgust as well, toward the blind, deaf, dumb of our Country who remain truly clueless......

PLEASE please, fellow Americans, you have dozed long enough. Wake up.....OPEN YOUR EYES and engage your brain.

I read "Because They Hate" by Brigette Gabriel at least 8 years ago. From that moment I began sharing what I learned, attempting to make people SEE the reality of the plans of the radical Muslim extremists and their blatant boldness and loud vocal promises TO WIPE THE INFIDEL OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH.

Back then, I actually got laughter......eyeballs rolling......called an ALARMIST (and worse) .....so many times I heard, "This will NEVER happen to America...our gov't and our military won't let it."

I have no more strength to tell them all "I TOLD YOU SO!!" At this point there are no words to describe my fear, sadness & anger......plus my time is consumed being VIGILANT!!


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drbj 15 months ago from south Florida

You just keep telling it like it is, bp, just like Paula above. Maybe somehow, some way, the apathetic public will start to pay attention.


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Old Poolman 15 months ago from Rural Arizona

fpherj48 - I happen to agree with you and the only remaining question is when, not if, this will happen. We are truly not prepared for this and now there are efforts to take Military type weapons away from our Law Enforcement agencies. We should be increasing the number of weapons they have to deal with terrorists and training them in the proper way to use these weapons.

Unfortunately, these type of mistakes can't be corrected until it is way too late.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Dear fp,

There is no excuse for stupidity. ISIS is a real threat and the danger has come closer than ever. I have to say that way too many Americans are absolutely clueless, which is exactly what radical Muslims are counting on. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Dear dr,

I would love to believe that the apathetic public will wake up, but I am sorry to say I am losing hope. It seems to me that we are growing more ignorant by the day. See you at the Inn.


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RobinGrosswirth23 15 months ago from New York

Regarding your query, will we live on? Well, it depends. Terrorism is not going away. Most of the contaminated ideology hails from territories and people who have been raised from birth subscribing to beliefs that are totally ungrounded. Furthermore, they are groomed to believe that steeped in this malignant religiosity, they will become immortal shrines in carrying out their respective detail assignments of terrorism. Since perfection does not exist, and we may not know about every attempt---intelligence is not that perfect (technology is run by humans and humans err), so some of us may in fact become a statistic, regrettably.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Good Morning Robin,

Sadly, this is just the tip of the iceberg. I had hoped my kids and grandchildren could live in peace. See you at the Inn.


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Gawth 15 months ago from Millboro, Virginia

Sadly, we can not afford to use the term "liberals" as loosely as we do. The liberal wing of the Democratic and Socialist parties have been overtaken by disciples of Saul Alinsky and are funded in a great part by George Soros. Barak Obama and Hilary Clinton are among his most notable disciples.

There are more of "us" than there are of "them" but they are sitting close to the windows and attempting to consume all the oxygen. So far their strategy is working.

This Curtis Dahlgren article explains it better than I ever could:

http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/dahlgren/11051...

What others have said here about pre WWII tactics in Germany are on target and accurately portray current happenings in our nation and government.

This Fourth of July stand fast in your beliefs of freedom and liberty and the Constitution Of The United States of America, no matter what the risk.

Thank you BP for being vigilant and on guard. Happy 4th of July!


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Dear Gawth,

Thank Gawth,

Thank you for being so smart and for lifting my spirits. I hope you are right when you say "WE" outnumber the socialists, communists, fascists and morons. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 15 months ago from Rural Arizona

My mind will just not wrap around why anyone would want what it seems they want. What do they find so unlikeable about the way things are?


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Nadine May 15 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Saturday the 4th of July, Freedom day. Mmm, Really? "I don't know for sure who is running this country, but it certainly is not any of us." that applies to us in Cape Town as well!


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

They are raised to hate and believe that their way is the only way. I doubt that will ever change. Happy Fourth, Mike, and see you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Good Morning Nadine,

What a sad state of affairs! Once politicians get into office, they forget about who put them there and who they work for. See you at the Inn. It may exist only in our imagination, but it's a great place for friends to gather.


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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida

What disturbs me is that those who seek public office promise they will NOT do as the person before them has done; "I have the answer" is their cry...but it seems as soon as the walk into the Oval Office all that they promised is no longer on the table.

I do not know the answer.

But I do know that as you say we need to be ever vigilant and watchful.

Thank you for voicing the concerns so many of us share. Many Angels are on the way to you this evening ps Voted up+++


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breakfastpop 15 months ago Author

Good Morning pstraubie,

I don't know the answer either, but we can start by making sure Hillary doesn't get into the WH. We need to elect someone who truly loves this nation more than they love power for themselves. We need to elect someone who has integrity, morals and experience. Most of all we need an informed electorate. Sadly, the MSM is making sure that way too many people are low information voters. See you at the Inn and thanks so much for coming to the breakfast table.

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