This is Not an Election

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Buzzy is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, March 21, 2016. Buzzy, the proverbial fly on the wall, is at the breakfast table this morning. He has asked for the pleasure of your company to discuss the circus that is masquerading as an election. Please join us today. Buzzy and I have whipped up a batch of cornbread and homemade jelly. I'll be serving international coffees for your enjoyment. We hope to see you soon.

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Send in the Clowns

Thanks so much for joining me this morning. I have been flying around with the candidates these past weeks and I am sick to death of all of them. We have elephants, donkeys, socialists, phonies, liars, and posturers. The only thing we don't have is a viable candidate who can put this humpty-dumpty nation back together again without having the walls come tumbling down. Never in all my insect years and my millions of miles of travel have I encountered an election like this. I believe it is an outgrowth of eight long dangerous years under a dictator. I believe it is the outgrowth of eight long years being told how divided we are. It is the whites against the blacks and the rich against the poor. This administration has fostered and nurtured this mess, and we are now paying the price for eight long hideous years of lawlessness and hopelessness. I read recently that more than 130 million Americans are dependent on mind-altering substances just to get through a day. I am not surprised. In fact, I am sure the number is actually higher. President Obama took office eight painfully long years ago, and we are in real hot water now. Our debt is higher than a kite, as are our citizens. Our military is decimated, our world is dangerous, our allies don't trust us and our enemies hate us even more. Our colleges are hotbeds of stupidity and radicalism. Our Congress is asleep at the wheel. Our kids are being brainwashed in elementary school and our university graduates can't name the vice president. ISIS is growing, our response is shrinking and our veterans are still getting the short end of the stick. Our nation is a mess. Our nation is broken, and if we are looking toward this next election to straighten it all out, I'm afraid we are dreaming.

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This Isn't an Election

What we are witnessing now, isn't the election process as it was meant to be. All these caucuses and primaries don't mean a thing. Donald Trump is racking up points, but the party elite is pulilng out their hair trying to get rid of him and the voters. I heard a GOP delegate tell anyone willing to listen that voters don't pick a candidate, the delegates get to decide. I am sure that's true, but the real truth probably lies elsewhere. The party big shots who are so entrenched in the system tell the voters who they will vote for. Whether you like Donald Trump or despise him, if he keeps his train going, no one has the right to derail it. That is not the way this democracy is supposed to function. Third world nations are used to the kind of chaos we are witnessing now. Protesting is part of the American way. Stopping a candidate from speaking is not part of our tradition. That kind of behavior has no place in our country. By all means hold up your signs, but if you make sure that violence erupts, go directly to jail. While you are at it, take the bigwigs out there with you because they are telling the American people to stay out of "their" business. I have grave reservations about Trump, the candidate, but I defend his right to be heard.

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A Motley Crew

When I look at all these candidates, I wonder where the remarkable people capable of leading our nation are hiding. Probably the ugliness of the process scares them away, and I can't say I blame them. We have to deal with what we have, so let's take a new look at the candidates just to remind ourselves of who and what we are dealing with. The Dems have offered up Bernie Sanders. Bernie is making socialism sound like a viable solution. He's speaking to college graduates who don't know the meaning of the word "viable" let alone socialism. There are also plenty of so-called smarter people out there who really believe that socialism is the answer to our problems. If only these smarties would do a little research. Moving along, we have Hillary, an accomplished liar. She makes Pinnocho look like a novice. This nation can't afford to put Bernie or Hillary in the White House, so we have to look at the Republican field. Baby Rubio has packed up his knives and gone home, along with Christie, Fiorino and Huckabee. Kasich is hanging on, which makes as much sense as opening our borders to terrorists. I discovered that Kasich accepted money from George Soros which surprised the hell out of me. I once thought he was a good guy. Now I know better. Kasich will drop out when Soros tells him too. Ted Cruz believes he is the only candidate who can defeat Hillary. Hillary really isn't all that popular among many people, but then again Cruz isn't either. So that leaves us with the Donald, who sometimes strikes this fly as being bi-polar and off his rocker. Would someone please tell me why these elections always come down to choosing the least offensive candidate rather than the most qualified? Perhaps it's because none of these people are all that qualified.

Buzzy's Song

Fly me to the moon

And let me vote where I am free

Things down here are ugly

And I think we're up a tree!

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Comments 39 comments

tsadjatko profile image

tsadjatko 6 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Given the state of politics today, how the media spreads lies about candidates THEY don't like as well as politicians lying end turning policy debates into personal attacks (eg on male body parts), the manipulation of the system (super delegates? rule changes?) the truth is Barnum and Bailey couldn't put on a better 3 ring circus.

So who wants to find employment in a 3 ring circus? Well if you want the good jobs there you either have to be a good ringmaster (ringleader) or have a very entertaining act, an act that doesn't accomplish anything except thrill the audience or make them laugh. Consequently in politics...

when the thrill is gone, they send in the clowns.


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Good Morning tsadjatko,

We need music and we're all set for the show of a lifetime! I'll be at the Inn hiding.


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Old Poolman 6 months ago from Rural Arizona

It infuriates me that we are still fooled into believing we-the-people actually play some role in selecting our President.

As you clearly point out in this hub nothing could be further from the truth. We make the best decision we can make, head for the polling place, cast our ballot, and it means nothing.

If we are really lucky, we get a sticker or button that proclaims "I Voted." We feel good knowing in our hearts that we did our civic duty, but our mind tells us we just wasted half a day and a few bucks worth of gas.

Then we get home and spend half the night watching the election results. But the "Delegates," many of whom are lobbyists, tell us we just wasted our time because they decide which candidate wins the election. Now these are people who make a very good living accepting and handing out bribes to make things happen the way they want them to happen.

But this time there are so many citizens who do not agree with the establishment choice they have to up the game. They will keep changing the rules over and over until the outcome matches what they were paid to make happen.

We have finally reached the point where there are so many rotten apples in the barrel that it is doubtful many can even be salvaged. Now we know that Kasich is bought and paid for by Sorros. He has been paid well to do the bidding of the Puppet Master who has huge influence over all of our elections. Sorros of course is for the candidate who can get him even more money and power.

We need to understand that we have lost whatever perceived control we ever had of our country. But now we have College students who can't even name our Vice President. Could it be that apathy and ignorance has brought us to this point? I suspect it is.


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

As you wisely pointed out, apathy and ignorance brought us here. We (not us) were ripe for the pickings. It was time to put Obama, or someone like him in the WH. it was time to complete the dumbing down of America. It was time to render this Congress powerless and useless. So here we are now, broken and hoping for the kind of change we desperately need thanks to Obama. See you at the Inn. Should we hold a funeral for America?


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billybuc 6 months ago from Olympia, WA

You know that song "Send in the Clowns?" That's what I'm reminded of when I think of this election.

Keep them coming!


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Tom Whitworth 6 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Buzzy,

I've been doing Bible study with a Jehovah's Witness couple for several years now. They don't participate in politics in any way since their belief teaches them that Satan is currently in charge of the systems of things. Their belief is really starting to look credible to me.


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Good Morning billy,

Wow! I was singing that song while writing this piece. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

I can see what you mean and it is very, very sad. See you at the Inn.


taxlarry 6 months ago

We'll, the process is a circus, but where are the peanuts? Everyone wants our vote, but if we give the vote, what do we get back? Basically, we get back nothing. There used to be a status quo, which was to be expected. But we got a loser in the white house in 2008, losers in congress and losers as candidates. But the biggest bunch of losers is the voting public which tolerates the garbage that we elect, has fostered racism that we have not seen since the fifties, where the geniuses in college don't know who the VP is and thinks everything should be free. And we are stuck with these losers who outnumber us non losers. What to do?


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

All we can do is hope for the best and prepare for the worst. This is an unbelievable situation. See you at the Inn, no lunatic protestors allowed!


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Old Poolman 6 months ago from Rural Arizona

Patti - Perhaps we should consider holding that funeral for America at the Inn tonight. We have reached a level of corruption we may not be able to overcome.


breakfastpop profile image

breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

I'll bring the flag......


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WillStarr 6 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

“If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.”

― Mark Twain


Old Poolman profile image

Old Poolman 6 months ago from Rural Arizona

Excellent point WillStarr, voting would no longer be allowed. It is much better for them to make us believe we have a say in which candidate gets elected.


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lambservant 6 months ago from Pacific Northwest

This election is a disgrace. The Rep. candidate's behavior have tarnished and divided the party and the biased press have done well to influence voters with their agenda.

I appreciated your comments on the protesters. We have the right to peaceful protest, but these violent and threateing attempts to shut Trump down are a shameful display of cowardice and bullying. We have an election process set in place and Trump is ahead fair and square. If you don't like it vote for someone else. It has been said that with liberty comes freedom. I wish these tantrum throwing unlawful protesters would cease their warring and threatening and use the process with appreciation at least that we are still able to freely vote. God help us, America.


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savvydating 6 months ago

My understanding is that the Kasich contribution "was a personal contribution made by Scott Bessent, a longtime Republican donor, and not directly from George Soros, per se, who allows his contributors to support whom they will. In the 2016 cycle alone, Mr. Bessent (now retired from working directly under Soros) has also contributed to Jeb Bush’s Super PAC, Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Speaker John Boehner.” (According to Connie Wehrkamp, press secretary for New Day For America.)

And then there is this: http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/06/17/12814/so...

Consequently, I am not quite ready to throw Kasich under the bus quite yet.

If nothing else, this election is very interesting. God help us all.


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maven101 6 months ago from Northern Arizona

I had once thought Preppers were a bit over the top...Considering what consequences await us after this farcical election I'm joining their ranks...I had forgotten my Boy Scout motto...

See you at the Inn, Zombies are on me...


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear Will,

Twain was an undeniable genius! See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear lamb servant,

I saw an interesting take on the Trump events. An of duty Tucson Cop went to his rally to decide for himself what was going on. He witnessed a very calm and respectful group of supporters being harassed by losers who were out to shut down the event. The officer was black and many of the protestors were black as well. He thought they were vile. He also said he walked away from the rally with a new respect for Trump. The media is twisting a lot of what is happening and I , for one, am not surprised. What's happening now is beyond belief. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear savvydating,

Soros has groups linked to him that have tried to disrupt Trump's rallies. The Center for Responsive Politics reveals that another Soros linked group is coordinating another effort to stop Trump by financing Kasich's campaign. In any case, I don't trust Soros. His quest for a New World Order scares me to death. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear maven,

The Preppers may be on to something. When you get to the Inn, bolt the door behind you. This isn't the country we grew up in.


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ahorseback 6 months ago

First we have to point blame at the correct target , The media ! They couldn't write a column telling the truth about our candidates if the ink came from God himself . Problem is we keep listening to them , although I am learning to shut them off completely , Second Trump is no fool , the GOP is usurping the will of the masses . Actually , willingly circumventing the written constitution to do so . The President is the most incompetent president ever . And third , the world is looking at America and drooling over the one who eventually wins , waiting to pounce onto our economic free train rides once again !

I say vote your conscience , you don't have to like Trump , yet he may be the most viable candidate to beat the criminal Hillary . If Cruz comes out of the convention ahead , we can't go wrong there either . Kasich is hoping for a VP ticket . Rubio too.

Problem is , is that you want to like the best leader , this isn't a popularity contest , THIS IS the people saying enough is enough !


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WillStarr 6 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Well said, ahorseback!


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tsadjatko 6 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

@Savvy, I applaud your dedication to researching and ferreting out the facts...BUT, did you know the Center for Public Integrity gets its funding from left-wing foundations including George Soros's Open Society Institute and Barbra Streisand's Streisand Foundation?

Don't be fooled by their name, you can't trust anything media related anymore, the left controls almost all the media and think tanks they parade as non-partisan organizations.

Kasich is bought by the establishment, there is no doubt about it and he's just a pawn (probably being used by Soros also through Bessent).

Don't you think it odd that all those you mentioned Mr. Bessent contributed are solid establishment Republicans, Establishment Republicans are Democrat lite, they don't stop what the Dems are doing they work with them. That is why they abhor Trump and Cruz.

Will, I didn't know Mark Twain was so smart!


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lambservant 6 months ago from Pacific Northwest

In my previous comment I said with liberty comes freedom. I meant to say with liberty comes responsibility.

Everyone in this election seems to be easily bought. I think in particular Cruz on the Rep. side. I don't trust him. I just looked up Soros today and had not heard of him. Yikes! He's a bad dude.

BTW, all the voters in my state, I think, got a letter from William Clinton giving us a nod for being responsible voters and seeking donations. That letter is lining my septic tank. Anyone else get one?


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savvydating 6 months ago

Thanks, Tsad. Not a fan of Streisand's politics. A definite turn off there. But I also heard that the Center for responsive politics was founded by a Frank Church, a progressive. This is why I am questioning everything. All that being said, you know I like Cruz...somethings I am not quite sure why. Sigh. This election stinks.


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear horseback,

Bravo! Yesterday I saw a video of a black cop from Arizona. He wanted to attend a Trump rally and see for himself what actually occurs. He was surprised by what he witnessed. Trump and his supporters were respectful. They were told not to engage the protestors who were vile and dangerous. The cop walked away from the event with a new found respect for Trump, feeling that the media distorts everything to suit their own agenda. Thanks for your comments and please join us at the Inn. It exists only in our imagination, but it is great place to be!


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear poppers,

The only thing I am sure of is that I am in great company. You are simply the brightest people in the world. See you at the Inn, my treat all night!


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ahorseback 6 months ago

Breakfastpop , Yes I also heard that same cop talking to Andrew Wilkow on Patriot Radio [ Sirius radio} , yet isn't it interesting that someone was able to finally see something that the media is trying so hard to disguise with their very own agenda for the American publics supposed lack of intelligence . I have gotten to a point where I hate the media , And I am a news junkie and always have been . Thanks for this chance to vent !LOL


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Old Poolman 6 months ago from Rural Arizona

This media control of trying to influence our thinking is getting out of control.

With that being said the only way we can stop it is to stop watching or listening to their shows and when their ratings fall off they may get the message.

With Cable TV and Satellite TV there are actually some quite accurate reports as to how many subscribers are tuned to that channel at any give time. I suspect they sell this information at very high prices to the interested parties.

Perhaps if everyone put their TV's on the cartoon channel and left them there 24/7 for a week the media might get a message?


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ahorseback 6 months ago

Hey Old Poolman , I have my TV on soundscapes music channel , you know what , I watch just enough news these days to stay abreast of what's going on , you're right , they sell nothing but hysteria !


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear ahorseback,

In this toxic environment, venting is necessary. Vent on!


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

I would love to watch the cartoon channel, although the news strikes me as very cartoonish! I am at the Inn. Where are you?


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bradmasterOCcal 6 months ago from Orange County California

Pop

Well done.

Trump said, we can't waterboard which is a minimal form of torture, but the terrorists can chop heads.

Hillary says, that will make the terrorists more dangerous.

Maybe if Hillary would redirect her Trump rage to the Terrorists we might take her more seriously in this election.

Election what election, we don't need no stinkin election, that is why we have the party. The political party is looking more like the communist party today.

I am sorry did I offend the politicians that are afraid to engage the terrorists.

oh well

Jelly donuts are on me at the Inn


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear brad,

If you offended the politicians, I say bravo!!!! I'll meet you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 6 months ago from Rural Arizona

When that delegate stated the other day that "We decide who will be President, not the voters", it makes me wonder if our elections are even real.


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

Actually our elections don't make any sense. If you can win the popular vote and lose the election voting seems like a waste of energy. I am sure that there is so much more that is corrupt that thinking about it gives me a headache. See you at the Inn. I'll save you a seat.


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fpherj48 6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Join me with my massive headache...not to mention nausea and a pain in the neck or two. Better stock up on aspirin at the Inn.

Has ANY campaign ever been so utterly outrageous?......maybe I just don't recall. I'm hoping in time we can FORGET this one!


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breakfastpop 6 months ago Author

Good Morning fp,

I'll send you all you need to cure your headache. The best cure, of course, would be for all these idiots to just disappear. I'll save you a seat at the Inn.

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