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Blu Sings the Blues

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, September 26, 2016. Our friend, Blu, is at the breakfast table, feeling depressed. Everywhere he turns in this nation he sees unbelievable dysfunction. He needs the comfort of the poppers to listen to his woes and give him reason to hope. Please join Blu and me this morning. Blu is serving scrambled eggs and sausage. I will supply enough Bloody Marys to satisfy one and all. We hope to see you soon.

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Everyone's Angry

Thanks so much for joining me this morning. If I end up depressing you, I apologize in advance. The last couple of weeks point out quite graphically that our nation is under siege. There were four terror attacks that shocked and terrified the country. Through it all, President Obama was missing in action. He had nothing to say to us. His Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, called our war with ISIS one of "narratives." I have no idea what he was talking about, but he wanted all of us to know that we were winning. Earnest gives me an instant headache whenever he speaks. The so-called journalists who listen to his babble give me one as well. Why is that no one can challenge this man? He stands behind the podium and makes absurd excuses for Obama's failure to deal with terrorism, and the press remains obedient and silent. The absence of leadership during these attacks was abhorrent, but the MSM gave Obama a pass. The MSM works for the Dems. They go out of their way to distort the news, skip the news and edit the news. They are a disgrace to their profession, and they are making sure that Americans remain clueless and compliant. If ever this nation needed "change" it is now. This president and his administration have torn us apart. Our police can't function, the facts mean nothing and rioting is the new normal. I don't recall President Obama coming forward to address the rioting. Once again, he was missing in action. He isn't doing his job, but he is not alone in that capacity. Just look at our elected officials.

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All Talk, No Action

It should be extremely clear by now that Congress has no intention of doing anything about any of our problems. They allowed Obama to rule by executive order. They promised to make Clinton accountable for her actions and her lies. She is still running for president. They promised to get to the bottom of FBi director James Comey's unbelievable stance on Clinton's lies. If they accomplished anything, I didn't hear about it. They promised to get to the bottom of the Benghazi terror attack. They asked plenty of questions, but it all amounted to nothing. Nothing came of the inquiry because Congress appeared to lack the authority to hold Clinton accountable. Congress is now irrelevant. They no longer represent the best interests of those that put them in office. They put on a show, but it really isn't entertaining. It's all about appearances. Congress gives the impression that they are working, but in reality they are working on staying in office. If they all went on a permanent vacation, their absence would not be noticed. It is impossible to believe that Clinton is still running for the presidency with all her lies and illegal behavior. In a rational and just world, she would have been removed from the ticket. In a rational world she would be held accountable for her blatant lies. That is the crux of the matter. Accountability is dead. We are no longer a nation of laws.

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We're Broken

We have lost our way. The mere fact that there are people out there defending and rooting for Clinton tells me that we have lost our moral compass. These people are willing to ignore and wave off her many lies. These people are okay with her actions in Benghazi. These people don't give a fig about the money laundering operation called the Clinton Foundation. These people are the problem. The rule of law means nothing now. Rigging elections by voting more than once is funny. Rigging elections by having dead people vote is part of the game. Rigging elections by frantically granting citizenship to immigrants to ensure Clinton's election is okay as long as she wins. Immigrants are tools to the Dems. The elitists in this country want to remain where they are. Trump is a threat to their status. Even Republicans are willing to vote for Clinton to make sure nothing changes for them. They are also part of the problem. When I stop and think about things, I come to the sad conclusion that terrorism won't be what does us in. We will accomplish that all on our own.

Blu's Song

Sad is the story of all mankind

We can make things right

If we take the time......


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Old Poolman 2 months ago from Rural Arizona

Good morning Patti and Blu. What could I possibly add to this hub that would tell more of the true story? We are in deep trouble and I pray we will be able to dig our way out before it is too late.


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billybuc 2 months ago from Olympia, WA

Oh, I totally agree that we are broken. I would broaden the scope of the blame, though. We didn't reach this point, as a country, over the last four or eight years. We have a systemic illness in this country, and it can be traced back to the front doors of most citizens. Apathy rules this nation, and until citizens stand up and take back their rights, this slide will continue.


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Old Poolman 2 months ago from Rural Arizona

Billybuc you are very correct. This situation has been building going back through many Presidents and administration. We didn't just wake up this morning and find out we are in deep trouble. We citizens were asleep and not paying attention, and we have not demanded that our elected representatives do the job we hired them to do.

Our apathy has contributed to the sorry situation we now are in.


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Ken Burgess 2 months ago from Florida

I was thinking something along these lines a day or so back.

You know, it was like this four years ago, and four before that, and the four before that... so many people feeling that the end is looming near if their candidate doesn't win the election.

I can only imagine how terrible things must have seemed in 1968, with RFK assassinated, and MLK assassinated and riots in the streets and at the conventions.

Now I admit... there are serious signs that something is wrong, the steady flow of individual Jihadists going off and killing 50 people one week and 100 the next. And the well planned and executed assassination of those police officers a few weeks back... when our Police are being targeted/ambushed, that's a clear sign that our society/civilization is fraying.

But we have had far worse situations... the Civil War was pretty bad, I'd imagine no one thought the nation would survive back then. And as I mentioned the 60s weren't exactly a walk in the park. Then there was Nixon... and shortly there-after Carter, the oil crisis and Iran Hostage situation, not to mention interest rates around 20%.

It seems bad... the media is stoking things to a fever pitch as much as they possibly can, and indeed there is social unrest, but this country has seen far worse, and is still here.


Jennifer 2 months ago

Pop and Blu,

I feel broken, divided, and unsafe. I would love some reassurance from our Commanders in Chief that we have zero tolerance for bad behavior. Whether it's terrorism, racism,rioting, criminal behavior from our police or politicians, looters.

Zero tolerance!!!!!!!!

I would love to hear him say something along that line. A girl can dream.

See you at the bar


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Tom Whitworth 2 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Blu,

Your observation of loss or lack of a moral compass is both correct and sad. We are reaping the fruits of progressive moral relativity and secular humanism. That particular heathen religion believes only that might makes right and winning is the only means to morality.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

I will supply the shovels. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear billy,

Bravo! Every word of yours is true. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear Ken,

I appreciate your plea for optimism, but honestly something is really wrong now. There have been mass shootings almost every day. Our president is missing in action. Our presidential candidates are horribly flawed, but life and the election go on. If Clinton wins, we have to resign ourselves to the idea that liars are the norm and some people are above the law. It makes me sick. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear Jennifer,

Dream on. This president is missing in action. He could give a damn about any of this. He brought much of this violence upon us, and he is probably quite proud of himself. I can't remember another time like this in our history. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear Tom,

If I may be permitted, let me translate your comment. We are in deep trouble. See you at the Inn.


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claptona 2 months ago from Earth

What makes you think that it's not functioning exactly the way the elites want it too?

Divide and conquer - then take control and enslave the masses. Has worked well throughout history.

It's playing out exactly as the powers that be want it too.

It's we, the people, a who are playing into the hands of the elite,

Once we stop participating, it comes to an end.

The elite do not want an intelligent and informed populace, hence the government control of schools and the media.

Hence, the government has dumbed down the people who emotionally buy into the elites lies.

Stupid people do stupid things.

Just look at the last 40 years in America. It speaks volumes on the intelligence of the average American.

And what it says is, "The average American is Gal Darn Stupid!"


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Old Poolman 2 months ago from Rural Arizona

claptona - A very well stated comment.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear clapton,

I have no argument with your comments. If we had more people like you in our nation, perhaps we wouldn't be in the mess we are in now.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear Mike (Old Poolman)

My thoughts exactly. Meet me at the Inn.


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nicomp 2 months ago from Ohio, USA

Government does work. Its' job is to create more government. No one gets reelected by giving away less free stuff. No one gets reelected by spending less money. It works for every elected official who retires a millionaire by (legally) keeping unspent campaign contributions. It works for every federal employee, all of whom are exempt from ObamaCare and actually get affordable health care underwritten by the private sector.


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claptona 2 months ago from Earth

Ya got that right, nicomp!

Governments job is two fold - power and control.

Bigger government more power

More laws - more control.

That's why the founders set up the Constitution - to limit the powers and control of the government.

This is the government that the founders, of this once great nation, warned us about.........

Hence, the rise of Trump.(Whether he'll actually do something to stop the madness - only time will tell!)


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear nicomp,

What was I thinking? Of course you are right, government works for them, just not for us. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear clapton,

At least he won't be a Clinton!


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claptona 2 months ago from Earth

At least........


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear Claptona,

Anyone is better than a Clinton.


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teaches12345 2 months ago

I agree with you statement on congress. Who even hears about what they are up to these days? All is so vague and efforts are minimal. I think I could do well as a congress woman, retired on the job.


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breakfastpop 2 months ago Author

Dear teaches,

They get rewarded for doing nothing, and after failing all of us they are paid nicely for life. It is unbelievable! See you at the Inn.


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nicomp 2 months ago from Ohio, USA

claptona , you used Constitution and Trump in the same paragraph. Hee Hee!

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