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Antoine Bakes Croissants

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, March 14, 2016. Our dear friend, Ant Antoine, is at the breakfast table this morning. He has prepared dozens of luscious croissants for our enjoyment. I have prepared gallons of Irish coffees for our nerves. Antoine has asked me to extend an invitation to all of the Poppers. He has asked for the pleasure of your company, so that he can feed you and discuss the growing trend in this country to shut down free speech. Please come over to my house as quickly as you can. Do your best to avoid the mobs of people who have decided to turn our world upside down.


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Free Speech?

Thank you all for joining me this morning. I thought I lived in a nation that valued free speech. I now realize that there is a growing movement in this nation that only permits free speech for some people. Mike Ditka, a former NFL player and coach of the Chicago bears lost his job. Ditka's crime is that he dared to say that Obama was a great guy to golf with, but that he is not a leader. He went on to say that this country needed someone like Ronald Reagan. Well, good-bye Mike. The powers that be at ESPN are denying that Mike's political views have anything to do with his replacement, but if it smells like a rat, it usually is a rat. I guess Ditka, who has been with the network since 2004, thought he had the right of free speech. He was wrong.

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Crazy Demands

There is nothing at all unusual with the sight of college students protesting one thing or another. Now protests have taken a bizarre turn that defies description. Students want free speech shut down if it conflicts with their way of thinking. I remember when college campuses were the best place to be for the exchange of ideas, even if tempers flared a bit. It's different now. A group of students at the University of Arizona have decided to expose and protest the fact that they feel marginalized. They have created a 19 page list of all their grievances and demands. These marginalized students are black, Asian, LGBTS, Native Americans and females. For fun, let me fill you in on some of these demands. The group insists that the staff, residence assistants, fraternities and everyone else under the sun receive "Cultural Competency and Safe Zone training." I don't know what a Safe Zone is but it sounds like someplace students and faculty might want to go to get away from the protestors. A second interesting demand is that housing fees should be deferred for all black students. That leaves out the LGBTS, Native Americans, Asians and females. I guess they will have to form a splinter group to protest their exclusion. A third demand is that they want only black students to be allowed to occupy the Martin Luther King Jr. Building. Something tells me Martin Luther King Jr. would not approve of this kind of segregation. They are also demanding child care facilities. I suppose that kids in college feel they have the right to be fruitful and multiply while in school, and they want the school to pay for it. I could go on and on, but none of you will believe me, so I'll stop right here. Now here's the interesting part. This demands are, in fact, demands, that must be met or else. The group has threatened to mobilize if they are ignored. I don't know what they plan to do, but I doubt it will be pretty. Peaceful protests are so outdated. College students now have such a sense of distorted entitlement, that they consider themselves to be all powerful and untouchable. They must be mimicking the Obama administration. After all, this group in the WH has raised being rude and above the law to new and formerly unimagined heights.

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Consequences

If this trend continues, our nation will be a battlefield. We are almost there right now if we look at all the senseless killings of police officers. The hatred started under the Obama administration and it continues with the help of guys like Al Sharpton. The rule of thumb these days seems to be, if you don't like something ignore it and do your own thing even if it is against the law. There must be consequences for breaking the law and disturbing the peace. People have a right to protest, but they don't have a right to disrupt the speeches of all those they oppose. Violence only leads to more violence. I want to see arrests made quickly. I want to see groups like MoveOn.Org be held responsible for the havoc that they cause. I want to see men like Al Sharpton held accountable for stirring the waters of hatred. I want to see the President of the United States held in disgust for refusing to attend the funerals of Justice Scalia and Nancy Reagan. It isn't okay to behave like a petulant child. It isn't okay to threaten school officials if demands aren't met. There should be consequences. Sending Hillary Clinton to prison would be a fine way to start the ball rolling. Let's get it done!

Antoine's Song

Let's go children of the homeland

The day of reckoning is upon us

Against you tyranny's ugly flag is raised!

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Tom Whitworth 8 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Antoine,

The left believes in free as long as the speech is a harmonious part of their Amen chorus. Differing opinions need not apply.


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

Violence is in vogue thanks to Obama and his awful friends. See you at the Inn.


taxlarry 8 months ago

The groups you mentioned are unintelligent idiots who believe their s$@t doesn't stink. If certain groups disrupt speeches they should be dealt with accordingly. If certain groups of students make unrealistic demands, they should be told that their demands will not be met, and they could go elsewhere. He idiot-in-chief is the reason people think they can do what they want and demand anything. That is what he does. That is why Clinton must not become president. It would only be more of the same.


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

We have had eight long years of bad governing and bad examples. Proof of just how dumbed down we are, are evidenced by the fools who are supporting Clinton and Sanders, I am heading to the Inn on the early side. It's safer there.


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Old Poolman 8 months ago from Rural Arizona

I would love to see these spoiled brats arrested and sentenced to one year in any branch of our Military beginning with basic training.

It would be interesting to watch them explain to their Drill Instructor just how unfair life is in the Military. Unless Drill Instructors have mellowed since I was in the Army, they would soon learn some valuable lessons about life. They would come out of their one year service requirement with a whole new view of life and the world. Heck, some of them might even become productive citizens rather than a total drain of valuable resources.


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fpherj48 8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Pop & Antoine......This is where IT STOPS. Here & now....not later. DEMANDS? Now that's an interesting term. My American guess is that "demand" can go both ways....it's a multi-purpose word, don't you think?

How unfortunate the "youth" have selectively chosen from the long list of "monkey see. monkey do." They clearly believe the current dictatorship should have a trickle-down effect.

Are people paying attention? Not just ANY people~~this is where the people with the kahunas get REAL, stand firm and do what is expected. That would be what is just, fair & RIGHT. No stuttering, stammering nor faltering.

Protesters, listen up carefully. This is where you get the education of your life. Relax, it will only hurt for a moment. It's our job to TEACH you. TAKE NOTES. THERE WILL BE A POP QUIZ & YOU NEED TO SCORE 100% !!


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

First the babies have to survive basic training. I would love t be able to witness that! See you at the Inn. No whiners there!


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Good Morning fp,

Sadly, these baby student protestors would go running to their advisors to complain that the real world expected too much of them. In fact, they already are complaining about the work load interfering with their activism! I am heading to the Inn.


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bradmasterOCcal 8 months ago from Orange County California

Pop

This is an extension of the minorities militant practices. Sure they start off peaceful, but many time they don't end that way. College should be for education, and only the performance and intelligence of the student should be a determining factor.

Many people will think that these groups are operating under the American Way, but in reality these acts dilute the American Way. They are discriminatory, and they are not based on deeds, only based on attributes. None of the groups that you mentioned should be given a free ticket through college.

The Supreme Court over the years has diluted many of our constitutional protections. The Freedom of Speech has been riddled by so many minority and political groups that it has become a fragile political sieve. The holes are so big that both the Freedom of Speech and the Speech fall through it.

The public is the blame for Mike Ditka's loss of freedom of speech. ESPN like most of the media is sucking it up for all these liberals, and minorities without regard to our personal liberty, and its protection.

It is no different than what they are trying to do with Donald Trump.

It is the tail wagging the dog.

It also seems like this loss of the freedom of speech is unilateral, as when people were talking about assassinating Bush, impeaching him, trying him for war crimes, and no one got fired, or even reprimanded.

The problem with the US today is rooted in the people. The people today have grouped together and they have figured out how to work America for their benefit, at the expense of the majority. The majority of people are not organized, and they are like prey while the lions attack.

Can we still see these groups and people as Americans as they have replaced the American Way with their selfish oblique

departure from it.

I can't even look at a donut now.


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savvydating 8 months ago

College kids are getting more ridiculous by the second. As for Hillary, I think an orange pantsuit would suit her perfectly, although black and white stripes might go better with her coloring.

I'll see you at the Inn, Antoine. An Irish coffee sounds delightful.


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Der brad,

The majority, if we still are a majority, are too busy working to take to the streets. If we did, I have no doubt that our protests would be peaceful. Groups like MoveOn. org and Black Lives Matter have taken over. They decide who gets to speak and who does not. If we don't put a stop to all of this now, I can't imagine what America will look like in few years. It's not that pretty now. See you at the Inn. I'll leave the donuts at home.


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Dear savvydating,

The thought of Hillary in prison garb sends shivers of delight through me. I loved it this morning when I saw her speaking and asking quite emphatically where Sanders was in 98 when Hillary was fighting for healthcare reform. Oh, Hillary. Bernie was, in fact, standing right behind you! See you at the Inn. The Irish coffees are on me!


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Old Poolman 8 months ago from Rural Arizona

In spite of overwhelming evidence Hillary will not be indicted. The FBI will do their job to the best of their ability, but all they can do is make a recommendation. Now that they have granted immunity to the person she paid to take care of the server things might get really interesting.

The Justice Department is owned by Obama. Unless Hillary would do something to really make him angry he will let it all slide. Even if she were to be indicted and go to jail which is unlikely, Obama would give her a full pardon on his last day in office.

The legal system we think of doesn't apply to the elite running our country.


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maven101 8 months ago from Northern Arizona

Good morning Pop and Antoine...

It is truly ironic how everything is upside down compared to when I was at Cal in the early 60's...Back then the big protest was about the granting of free speech, not the curtailment... We protested for more on-campus free speech which we felt was denied to us by the school administration...This protest was later co-opted by the anti-Vietnam protesters and the free speech agenda was ignored...

Free speech is not free...there are certain civic and social responsibilities that go along with the right to speak your mind...Responsibility is a word in decline...Personal responsibility is almost non-existent...Like it or not, all of our Rights have their own ball parks with foul ball lines that were clearly defined...Every day we read about the ever-changing social and cultural mores that benefit the few and outrage the many...Those lines are slowly being erased and replaced with a soft tyranny called political correctness...

What you allow is what you teach...A truism ignored by such preposterous excuses like White Guilt, Diversity, and Multi-culturalism...Equality has morphed from equal opportunity to demanding self-serving opportunism...

Antoine is right...We are a nation divided, a vulnerability exploited by those that seek our destruction through the erosion of our basic individual rights and the rise of the collective mind set...No wonder the popularity of Socialist Bernie Sanders among college students...


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lambservant 8 months ago from Pacific Northwest

As my dear Grandma said, this country is in a " mell of a hess."


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billybuc 8 months ago from Olympia, WA

I gotta tell ya, I laughed out loud about the college demands....I'm with Poolman...rich, spoiled, brats with heads securely stuck up their butts....carry on, Pop!


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bradmasterOCcal 8 months ago from Orange County California

Bill

I am in the safe zone, I won't hear you. lol


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Old Poolman 8 months ago from Rural Arizona

And to think I went to the U of A, but that was back in the 60's. I guess all things change with time.


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

Hillary put this entire nation in jeopardy. She has spent her life lying at every turn. Letting her slide gives every lying crook a free pass as well. Well, okay, I see I am off to a good start this morning! Maybe I'll head for the Inn now.


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Good Morning Maven,

Sadly , college students are now encouraged to be whining babies by their peers, their professors, the media and the growing tyranny and stupidity of political correctness. If these kids understood what Sanders really stands for they just might think twice. On the other hand, they just might vote for him a few times! I hope we can find the road back to common sense. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Good Morning lambservant,

Your Grandma had a way with words! See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Good Morning billy,

The full list is even more laughable! What's not so funny is that they will probably get what they want! See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

When I went to college, a few lousy grades got you on probation and then you were shown the door if you didn't turn things around. College now is an expensive daycare.


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savvydating 8 months ago

OldPoolman is probably right about Hillary getting a free "'get out of jail" pass. Nevertheless, if they granted her "computer guy" immunity, that means the FBI has her number, for sure! No question about it. Now, if somehow, the jail time could stick---that would be so very awesome!!!


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Good Morning savvydayting,

If Hillary gets what she deserves, I think it would reassure a very troubled nation. Thus far no one has taken responsibility for anything, from the VA to the IRS. I did hear this morning that some people will get the ax at the VA for keeping secret waiting lists for patients. It's about time. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 8 months ago from Rural Arizona

It is interesting how the reported numbers of people fired at the VA range from 3 to 900. That is a rather large spread in my opinion. Supposedly 60 have been fired for manipulating the wait lists, and 487 were probationary employees. I would guess the probationary employees were mostly sacrificial lambs so they could be counted in the total numbers of fired employees.

But knowing how they manipulate numbers such as the unemployment reports how will we ever know the true numbers?

The only way the VA will ever be fixed is to make the VA the only healthcare source for all Federal employees including members of Congress and the President. They of course would be expected to endure the same wait times for appointments as our veterans. We all know that will never happen but would be the best solution for cleaning up the VA.


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breakfastpop 8 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

Of course, you know I love your idea, but those that represent us will never opt to endure anything they push our way. The VA is fixable, but it will require smart people to get the job done. Are there any of those kinds of people left? See you at the Inn.

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