Playing Hide and Seek


Breakfast with Manny

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Thursday, July 17, 2014. Our gentle and insightful friend Mantis Manny is with me at the breakfast table. Manny has been keeping a close watch on the comings and goings of thousands of illegal alien children. The children are moving about the country with the help of the government. Where they are is a mystery, a deliberate mystery on the part of the Obama administration. Please join us for breakfast this morning. Manny is providing hot cross buns and I am supplying the Irish coffees. See you in a bit.


Everyone Onboard!

Thank you for joining me for breakfast. Your federal government is moving thousands of illegal alien children around your nation, but they are not disclosing just where these kids are headed. Sen. Mark Kirk, a Republican from Illinois, knows that children are in his state but he has no idea where they are located. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman learned that 200 of these children were sent to his state. He was never notified that they were coming and the federal government refused to reveal their locations. This exact scenario is being enacted throughout America. The Obama administration has taken matters into their own hands, defying the Constitution, the states and you. You are no longer living in the home of the free and the brave. You are now residing in the land of the tsar and secrecy is thy name. Children have been taken to many other states, as well. Those locations include Washington, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Iowa, Virginia, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Clearly, when President Obama told you that many of them were returning home, he meant to your home!



ICE has been transporting illegal aliens all around the country. They are arriving by plane and by bus. The Obama administration would like you all to believe that they are all innocent children fleeing terrible conditions in Central America. You should also know that many of them are gang members, drug runners, sex offenders and terrorists. Others are carriers of awful diseases that Americans have not had to deal with in decades. Try not to pass that tidbit of information around lest the federal government become displeased with you. ICE agents and doctors and nurses have already been warned to keep their mouths shut.


A Windfall!

An ad placed in a newspaper in Murrieta, California is searching for compassionate parents to provide a home for illegal immigrant minors. Parents willing to accept these children will be paid up to $6,054 per month. A resident called the advertised number and was told that none of the children they were receiving were under 12 years of age. The caller asked where the younger children were and the man had no idea. The federal government is orchestrating an massive invasion of our country and doing it all under the veil of secrecy. They are getting away with it because Congress won't act and the mainstream media works for the government. Your nation is no longer functioning as it was designed to do.


Good-bye America

The America you knew and loved is gone. When President Obama told Americans that they were five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America, alarm bells should have gone off. Now well into his second term he is fulfilling his promise. He is systematically destroying your nation on every front. He has grown the federal government to unsustainable proportions. He has given agencies of the government unheard of and unlimited powers to harass citizens. He has expanded the role of the presidency, virtually eliminating the need for Congress. In doing so, he has eliminated you. "America the Beautiful" is now "America the Ugly." It really isn't America at all. It is President Obama's idea of America shaped by the socialist mentors in his life.

Manny's Song

The moment I wake up

Before I flutter my wings

I say a little prayer for you...

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Your line from the last paragraph is right on, but it's been going on now for decades....the America I knew and loved is gone. Yes it is, and only we can take it back.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning billy,

I think about it all the time. We can vote all the fools out and we must, but we have to be smarter about who we put in the WH. See you at the Inn, billy.

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Tom Whitworth 2 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Manny,

This latest Obama escapade is truly evil. He's using our own compassion as a weapon against us.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Tom

AAnd he is changing our communities to conform to his idea of fair and equal. See you at the Inn.

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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

You may have seen on the news where we uncaring, racial, bigoted, vigilante type citizens in Arizona stopped buses delivering 40 children to a youth camp in the small town of Oracle.

Had I known they were paying over $6,000 per month per child I would have taken all 40 of them for a month or two. They also said the children's healthcare needs would be paid for by the government and not be the responsibility of the caretakers.

I'm sure Arizona will feel the wrath from the feds for this action but perhaps more states will be encouraged to do the same thing.

I have seen a lot of crazy things in my lifetime, but nothing as crazy as this. What the hell is Congress doing? None of them should be reelected when their term is up. They are a huge part of the problem.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

Congress is doing nothing and Obama is doing everything to bring chaos to our streets. The government may pay for the illegal aliens healthcare, but they won't pay for yours if you catch one of these disturbing diseases crossing the border. See you at the Inn. Pack a bag, in case we want to leave!

Hxprof 2 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

When these children are discovered by state/local authorities they need to be apprehended and ICE needs to be notified that illegal aliens are waiting to be taken away.....ah, but they'd just be placed elsewhere. At any rate, ICE was castrated during the Bush administration and Obummer put someone in charge of ICE that would obey his every whim.

America is cooked. I look at your pieces so I can keep up on the pace at which things are coming apart - I appreciate your diligence Pop.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Hxprof,

I long for the day I have better things to discuss. At the rate things are falling apart, I doubt that will ever happen. I am stunned by the pace of all these awful "changes and scandals" and I am dumbfounded by Congress's inability or lack of desire to stop them. See you at the Inn.

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lambservant 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

I read you hubs, every last one of them. I am now, to say the least, stumped as to what I can further say. I have a friend that is a staunch defender of Obama. Recently she said he was a mediocre president (so she's recognized he's not pure as the driven snow) but still defends him and the liberal agenda at every opportunity. I've told her we can't talk politics. I take comfort in one thing regarding the white house - no matter what kind of a bozo we get next election, he's gotta be better than Mr. O. (please please please).

The Irish coffee was delicious but I am trying to eliminate sugar so I passed on the buns.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear lambservant,

You are better off not talking politics with a liberal. Even some liberals are turning away from this rogue president, but those that remain supporters never know the facts. If Hillary gets in the WH we will still be in trouble.

Next time I will try to serve something sugar free! See you at the Inn. Thank you so much for reading my work. It means a great deal to me.

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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

I have just begun to fight...


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

When I was a kid in the 50's, I converted an old AM radio to short wave, and one night I tuned in the English version of Radio Moscow. I was astounded to hear the blatant lies they told about my country. Today, we hear the same false garbage from ABC, CBS, and NBC.

The old US is gone, replaced by something so far left that today's Republicans are yesterday's Democrats, and today's Democrats are yesterday's communists. I don't think the US can survive this way.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Frog Prince,

May the force be with you! See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Will,

Your words will stick with me because they are profoundly and sadly true. See you at the Inn.

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Mel Carriere 2 years ago from San Diego California

I hope the Irish coffee is the kind that comes with a shot of Whiskey because that makes it easier to eat my hot cross bun when that bug is staring at me.

Although you mentioned Murrieta you did not put California on your list of states affected by this crisis? Is that a subtle way of saying we get what we deserve? Seriously though, I wasn't pleased to learn the border crossers turned away from Murietta wound up in my home town of Chula Vista! One wants to have compassion but infectious diseases and the knowledge that many of the "children" are Salvadoran gang members makes it difficult.

Hey, I love the Mantis, but is there any way you can keep him in his jar while we are eating?

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RachaelOhalloran 2 years ago from United States

To your readers, I have read up on foster care extensively and have seven friends who are foster parents in Los Angeles.

I want to set the record straight about the misconception I read in comments and other websites that $6,000 is for one child. It is not for one child, it is for 'up to' 6 children. The ads read: you CAN receive UP TO $6,000 per month.

In the US, there is a limit of 6 children per home, which includes your own minor children under age 18. If you have two of your own, you can only take in 4 foster children. If you run a group home, no more than 12 children are permitted and you can't have any of your own children living in the group home. It is for foster children only.

Children are categorized as special needs when more specific attention is needed, as in a health concern, for example. Otherwise, the monthly stipend for regular placement is: a tax free, monthly reimbursement between $830 – $860 depending on the age and special needs of the child. Each child gets a medical and dental card and some counseling services.

A clothing grant is provided for each child. My friends get per child: $100/month allowance for clothing, $100/month for entertainment and $150/month for gas allowance to shuttle children to medical appts, parent visits, activities and educational trips. All must be documented with receipts. Some of my friends end up spending much more on each child than what they are paid.

According to their website, the tax free stipend for special needs children in 2014 is as follows from Southern CA Foster Family & Adoption Agency:

For one special needs child under the age of 16, you will get $990 per month which includes clothing allowance of $100, entertainment allowance and $150 gas allowance. It comes to $33 a day. Six special needs children in this category will pay you $5,940 per month.

People who take in large numbers of children literally make a lot of money off the foster care system because they buy things in bulk, gas stipends per child a pocketed because children are usually shuttled all at one time for things, and clothing can be handed down from child to child, so they pocket a lot of money that way too.

For a special needs child over age 16, you'll get $1,010 per month, which includes clothing, entertainment and gas allowance. Six special needs children in this category will pay you $6,060 per month.

You must have ONE bed PER child and each child must have a minimum of 36 sq feet (6 x 6 ft) recreation space in each sleeping quarters.

You may not have more than two children and two beds per 12 x 12 bedroom.

I hope that helps to clear up the money aspect that is being misquoted in so many articles as per child.

Now back to the point of your article. I don't agree that all of this activity should be done on the sly, especially due to the diseases we are being exposed to that for the most part are unknowns. Are these children being vaccinated? I don't think so. You can't vaccinate a sick child. I don't think it is right that all these families should have been allowed in this country in the first place and I certainly don't think it is right to separate them from their parents.

Children get lost in the foster care system, sometimes for life. There are newspaper accounts of adults who were foster children and found their parents some 30 or 40 years later because they were lost in the system. It's not fair to anyone.

Making money off the US government has been going on since the creation of money and it is not going to stop any time soon. The government isn't going to stop keeping stuff from the public. There are things that go on in government that if we knew about it, there would have been a government takeover by now. And I'm not talking just about Gitmo or special deals in the WH. Our US is not the US of years ago, and in 100 years the US then will not be the US of today, no matter who is in office.

If they go into office uncorrupted, they come out corrupted because if they don't go along to get along, it can be a one term job, or a very dangerous job where one's term can end by bullet.

You always seem to touch a nerve and I always seem to go off the deep end in my comment. I especially wanted to correct the $6,000 statement which I know to be false. Have a great day.

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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona


I have a better idea...send them home, and let their own nation and parents take care of them! We have our own kids to take care of, something the fools in Washington seem to have forgotten.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mel,

Manny doesn't live in a jar. He has a condo in Washington, D.C. Not to worry, the Irish coffee has whiskey in it! As for the children being secreted all over the place, more than half are accompanied by adults. They are obviously here for the long run, meaning forever. See you at the Inn. Be calm, but Manny will be there.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Rachael,

I actually did say "up t $6,000 a month." I did not go int the detail you provided so thank you. In any case, these children should not be going into foster care in America. They should be going home to Central America. I am sorry if I hit a nerve, but that is what the Irish Coffee is for. See you at the Inn and we'll try to settle our nerves together.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Will,


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RachaelOhalloran 2 years ago from United States

I edited my comment but obviously it didn't go through as I must have took too long on the edit. It was not your reference of Up To $6000 a month I was talking about. It was Old Poolman's "Had I known they were paying over $6,000 per month per child I would have taken all 40 of them for a month or two. "

Just wanted you to know your statement wasn't in question.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Rachael,

Thanks for taking the time to clarify things.

Pino Krisio 2 years ago

POP: I have heard that some governors are passing laws to refuse to take any of these children into their state. I only hope that Florida follows suit. We have enough illegals here; we don't need more. These children need to be sent back home, and no where else. Let's go to the bar where it is safe. No one under 21!!!!! see you there....

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author


It is going to get harder and harder to find a safe place. This invasion of our nation is going to cost us big time in terms of our safety, our health and our finances. Obama has found a way to change America. That is what this all about. In fact, I'd bet on it. See you later at the Inn.

taxlarry 2 years ago

The blame for what is going on is on congress, as they sit by and do nothing. They should all be thrown out.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear taxlarry,

I agree. Obama caused this and they are allowing it and everything else he has done to devastate our nation. Head to the Inn. It may be the last safe place on earth.

Hxprof 2 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

Pop - Obummer has played a most villanous role in the current border crisis and in the overall lack of border security, but let's not leave out that slug of a president named Bush. Honestly, Clinton did more than Bush regards border security, and Bush served after 9/11 when the need for much stronger border security measures was obvious. I mention this only because it's difficult for me to see one man and his lackey Congress get all the blame when Bush and his lackey Senate (the house actually passed a measure) were just as limp, flaccid, soft, spineless and lame on this issue.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Hxprof,

Honestly, I understand what you are saying, but in this instance I believe Obama created this mess. His reasons were hideous.I believe that he desired to create chaos in our nation. Perhaps he thought conditions might force the government to pass immigration reform. Personally, I believe he wanted to destabilize our government. He has succeeded.

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teaches12345 2 years ago

I just see a hidden agenda behind all this. It is slowly taking a toll on our economy and putting people at risk in so many ways.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning teaches,

I feel exactly the same way. This is the crisis he wanted, so he made it happen. See you at the Inn.

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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Another very sobering read from you breakfastpop and as always so well researched.

Voting up and sharing.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Thank you Eddy. The situation here is very dire.

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