Buzzy Presents the BBB Awards

The Proverbial Fly on the Wall Buzzy

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Bugged, Bothered and Bewildered

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Our busy friend, Buzzy, is here with me this morning at the breakfast table. He has extended an invitation to all of us to attend an award ceremony at the Theater of the Absurd. The show starts in 15 minutes. Won't you join us?

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And So It Begins...

Thank you all for coming here this morning. Today's show will be fast and furious, so hang onto your seats and take a ride with me into a land where common sense is dead and insanity rule.

Our first BBB is presented to the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota for forcing the cancellation of "Hump Day", an event meant to celebrate the end of the school year. Students were going to bring a camel to campus, but officials at the school were afraid that students of Middle Eastern Cultures might be offended! I wonder, are camels inherently offensive? I didn't think so, but then again our world has been turned upside down by political correctness.

The next BBB award is presented to the Raleigh Hills Middle School, for suspending a student for drawing a doodle in class that depicted a person being hanged. The police were called in. It seems that everyone was called in, except for the parents. There are lawsuits in the works and I think that move is well-deserved.




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Bad Judgement

The next award is presented to a school district in Rialto, California. They assigned 2,000 8th grade students to write an essay on whether or not they believe the Holocaust was "an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme." The Holocaust deniers must be dancing in the streets. There is more to this story, but it is best saved for another venue. Shame on this district and everyone involved for even considering that this issue is worthy of debate.


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Unfair Seating?

The next BBB is utterly ridiculous. A brand spanking new set of seating outside the home of the Plymouth Wildcats varsity boys' baseball field is being torn down. The reason provided is that the seating for the boys' and girls' must be equal. The seating was funded by money raised by parents. The parents did the installation themselves. Someone complained to the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights and the decision was made to rip the seating down!

I'm Not Yee!!

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Anti-Gun Gun Trafficker?

This next award is a real head scratcher. California State Senator Leland Yee was arrested in March by the FBI on felony charges that ranged from gun trafficking to soliciting illegal campaign contributions in exchange for political favors. Yee was known for his tough stance on gun control.

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Fun and Games

Let's present this next BBB to the workers at an Obamacare contractor who are hard at work playing Pictionary and falling asleep. One worker who quit the contractor Serco reported that there was no work for anyone to do! Your hard earned money is at work paying people to snooze.

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Where's the Money?

Let's close the show with a bit of magic. The State Department somehow managed to misplace $6 billion allegedly due to the improper filing of contracts during the past six years, mostly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. I have no idea what this means, but it sounds awful!

I want to thank you all for joining me this morning. We are providing antacids. Please feel free to take as many as you need on your way out of the theater.


Buzzy's Song

Fly me to the moon

And let me rest where I am free

Things are so absurd right now

I think we're up a tree!




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taxlarry 2 years ago

Truly, some amazingly stupid stuff! I really like the camel. Those students should have brought one anyway. I am going to the inn.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

This hub tells me we once again opened the doors and let all the nuts jobs out of the mental institutions. Sadly, some of them ended up in positions where they can actually apply their insane thinking to real life events.

Now keep in mind that in most cases it is a single individual making these decisions. Yet that individual is rarely identified by name.

We read where the Forest Service said something, or the Whitehouse issued an order, or the BLM is going to do something. These are all agencies and buildings.

Would anything change if every one of these idiotic decisions required publication of the individuals names who rendered the decision? That way they could not hide behind building labels or agency names.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

I think my favorite commercial in all the world was the one about Hump Day. Get a sense of humor world!!! See you at the Inn. If I can find one, I'm bringing a camel.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

And sadly, none of this surprises me. For whatever reason, the stadium seating destruction bothers me more than the missing six billion dollars. :)


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

What a splendid idea! I think workers should have to sign the work they put out as well. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning billybuc,

I know what you mean. The seating is gross stupidity. The missing money is business as usual. See you at the Inn.


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Tom Whitworth 2 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Buzzy,

What a great country! Being a holocaust denier is OK but debating global warming is verboten.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

We are falling apart. The evidence is everywhere. See you at the Inn. Nero will be there playing the fiddle....


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

When in doubt, return to what worked.

We have now seen the new America of liberal dreams and Obama's 'fundamental transformation', so it's time to go back to the better way of life


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RachaelOhalloran 2 years ago from United States

In the hope of not making your BBB winners any more absurd, of all the BBB's listed, I have to say that the stadium seating determined to not be equal to the boys and girls is the most absurd.

Since it was the boys' baseball team field seating, I'm assuming that the objection was in regard to the number of seats -- and meant there was more seating for boys than girls??

But with that totally ridiculous notion aside -- since when does stadium seating segregate male from female in the spectator arena?

Or did they measure the actual seats and find the space allotted per square inch was not equal to average size of the bums (bottoms) of high school age boys and the bums of high school age girls?

That is, assuming these were high school age (and still growing) boys with still growing sized bums compared to high school girls who typically are dieting to be able to attract boys so that their bums are not still growing nor are they bigger than average size - to fit on a damn stadium seat!@#%^

This goes past the utterly ridiculous to unconstitutional and the fact that it was torn down already, borders on so many lawsuits that I can't begin to count them.

Parents who raised money for such projects should be forewarned and probably will be totally disillusioned from that day hence in the idea of supporting their child's school with fundraisers ever again.

Now tell all those camel parkers outside your inn, that hogging all the parking spaces is not leaving any room for my camel to park.

When your guests leave the inn in the wee hours of the morning after a night full of imbibing, there's no telling what kind of terrain their camels will have to trod in order to transport them home. I'm not saying I have it in me to obstruct their path, but just saying they need to keep an eagle eye out once they leave the inn.

So if I'm not at the inn, it is because my camel had no where to park. Catch you next happy hour.

Rachael


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear WillStarr,

Of course I agree with you , but common sense defies common sense!!! See you at the Inn. We need to discuss this a bit more.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Rachael,

Nothing really makes sense in this new Obama Universe. Political correctness and the lack of common sense rule the day. See you at the Inn, where life still makes sense.


Pino Krisio 2 years ago

POP: I am all for throwing political correctness out the window. Who started that stuff anyway? Fun is fun. Camels are fun. _Playing Pictionary is fun.... Anyway, I'm with taxlarry. Going to the Inn.....


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itakins 2 years ago from Irl

You know breakfastpop..next time I am in the USA and see potatoes being served in a restaurant...or even in some thoughtless person's home, I will object loud and clear for such a slur on my Irish nationality.We must maintain our principles!


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

Stupid is as stupid does Forrest.


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lambservant 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

You know BP, every time I read your hubs and go to rate it, I always wish there was a "pathetic" "insane" or "ludicrous" option, because the things you report are so pathetic, insane and ludicrous.

Quite frankly, this one left me speechless. What can you say to such idiocy?

itakins, touché!


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Gawth 2 years ago from Millboro, Virginia

I'm sorry but I must conclude our country does IN FACT have a mental health program.....most of insane end up in positions of power in the government.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Pino,

Political correctness is a measure of just how stupid our nation has become. It's not looking too good...., To the Inn!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning itakins,

I feel the same way about potato latkes!!!! See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Frog Prince,

Forrest was ahead of his time.... See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning lambservant,

I guess we all need to take a collective deep breath and regroup. We simply have to put our feet down. I am tired of letting the morons rule the day. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Gawth,

I agree. The problem does not lie with the few who run amok and harm people. The real problem lies with the fools who tell the rest of us what to do, think and feel. See you at the Inn where common sense is alive and well.


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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

It's so very clear......Buzzy needs to plant himself on the wall of a Language Lab, to create some brand new terms to add to those existing. Absurd, outrageous, ludicrous, insane, STUPID, ......these words just do not come close. Even using the word, "Beyond" before each of these words doesn't cut it.

I'll be damned if we can let them succeed in rendering us SPEECHLESS!

Oh....wait a minute.....they're probably working on that at this moment!!

Up+++.......


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning fp,

Buzzy could invent a thousand words, but he won't be able to keep up with all the words we are no longer allowed to say! I guess we live in a police state. I'll be at the Inn on the early side.


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Pamela99 2 years ago from United States

It is amazing stupid stuff. I can't believe ripping the seating down story. $6 million lost on Hillary's watch, not surprising. Interesting hub.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Pamela,

If only all of this was said for comic effect. This is our country now. We have morons running the show.


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teaches12345 2 years ago

It is so typical of our society today to block free expression of ideas just because some one might get hurt. Are we all spineless jellyfish now that we can't take other points of view? Anyways, the essay writing really is concerning for me as a teacher. I'm sure the survivors of the event would have some very good argument to the reality of it all. I'm off to soak away my frustration!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear teaches,

The dumbing down of society is now entrenched. My fear is that the way back to a common sense approach to problem solving is a thing of the past. When schools suspend a 6 year old for eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in such a way that it resembles a gun, we are all doomed. See you at the Inn.


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itakins 2 years ago from Irl

bbp-back again....it's all so scary over there and here.Let me cite an example for you.A pal of mine while lecturing to first yr. Uni philosophy students asked two questions....''Could they see parallels between the issue about which they had been speaking,and Adam and Eve in the Bible''-Well 3 responded out of 20.17 had never heard of Adam and Eve-one of the three who responded said 'Yes,Adam was the fellow who lead indirectly to the Feminist movement-he hated women'

The second question was..'If you have to choose between your family and the state,who would it be'.........every female without exception said the state 'After all the state is our first family'!

Ireland 2014 top ranking university!

Dear Lord help us all.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear itakins,

It is very sad to realize that it isn't just America that is dumbing down. Clearly, this is a global problem and we will all suffer the consequences. I'll see you at the Inn and we'll trade insane stories!


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AliciaC 24 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for sharing some very strange reports, breakfastpop. I found the essay topic assigned to the Grade Eight students very troubling and the baseball field seating story worrying. The idea of destroying a brand new set of seats sounds ridiculous, and the implication that the boys and girls had to sit in separate sections sounds just as ridiculous!


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breakfastpop 24 months ago Author

Good Morning Alicia,

These days the insane stories are the norm. I think we can thank PC run amok for most of it. The rest is just plain old stupidity!

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