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The Silence is Deafening

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Our delightful friend, Wasp Tevya, is with me this morning at the breakfast table. He has asked me to invite all of you over to join him for a delicious array of bagels, lox and cream cheese. He is wondering why a US Marine is still languishing in a jail in Mexico and he would like to discuss this situation with you. We are anxiously awaiting your arrival.

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Friend or Foe?

Thank you all for joining me this morning. I am trying, but failing, to understand why Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, a US Marine and Afghanistan veteran is being held in a Mexican prison since the end of March. Mexican authorities arrested him on weapons charges. He accidentally crossed the border into Mexico with three personal weapons in his possession. All of the weapons were registered in the United States. While President Obama golfs, this young man is suffering in jail. If convicted, he faces from six to 21 years in prison. While this young man awaits his fate, President Obama celebrated Father's Day on the golf course. Either the plight of this young man is of no interest to him or he des not wish to ask Mexico, the recipient of billions of our tax dollars, to let him go.

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Use Your Phone, Mr. President

President Obama stood at the podium in Brussels and told the world that he absolutely makes no apologies for securing the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdal. He released five of the most dangerous prisoners in GITMO in exchange for this soldier who allegedly walked off his base in Afghanistan right into the "loving" hands of the Taliban. President Obama made a point of saying that Sgt. Bergdahl's parents have been waiting for their son to be retuned to them. He further added that he was sure the American people understood that.

Well, Mr. President, may I respectfully suggest to you that the American people really don't understand what you did. May I further suggest to you that the American people are wondering why your "compassion" does not extend to Jill Tahmooressi, the mother of the soldier imprisoned in Mexico. Why have you been so silent? Where is the outrage? Why are you not on the phone telling the Mexican government to hand over this young man without delay? Sgt. Tahmooresi said that he never intended to leave the United States. He mistakenly ended up at a border crossing with no way to turn around. On the other hand, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deliberately walked off his base. One man deserted his unit. The other man made a wrong turn. Where is your outrage? Why are you out playing golf instead of dealing with this matter?


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The Perfect Swap

Perhaps it is time for a prsoner swap Mr. President. Why not offer to return the thousands of illegal aliens crashing through our borders for this one young man who took a wrong turn? It really is a great deal. The United States saves billions of dollars trying to absorb all these people. Send them home to their beloved country and send Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi back home to his. One caveat exists, Mr. President. This time inform Congress and follow the law.

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Sgt. Tahmoorsessi served four years in the Marines and completed two tours in Afghanistan before finishing active duty in 2012. He was honorably discharged in November of 2012. He is receiving treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Afford this young man the same considerations as you did in the completely questionable rescue of Sgt. Bergdahl. Jill Tahmooressi and the American people are waiting for you to act. Make the deal!


Tevya's Song


Dear Mr. President

You have made so many mistakes

It's no shame to make a mistake

Bit it's no great honor either...

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carol7777 2 years ago from Arizona

the bottom line here than nothing makes sense anymore. Everyday there is something new to get upset about. I will be at the Inn early tonite. My drink of choice is a Long Island Ice Tea.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning carol,

I agree and frankly I think I may be reaching meltdown. Obama is out breaking the law and Congress is just out to lunch. I am sick of the whole thing . See you at the Inn. I don't know what I want, but it had better be strong!


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

If Obama were to become involved in this, it would indicate he believes this country still has some clout and is to be both respected and feared. He has spent his time in office to weaken our military, thus taking away the fear, and apologized to every country except Russia for our rude behavior.

For him to intervene now would mean all of his work was for nothing. He has stripped us of our title of the "Most Powerful Nation In The World," and will do nothing to help this Marine.

The Mexican Government is lucky I am not in charge or they would see what a sealed border really looks like. We would be shipping illegals back the day they arrive in this country, even if they didn't come from Mexico.

It would seem his approach to most problems are to just ignore them and hope they go away on their own.


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Tom Whitworth 2 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Tevya,

I fully understand you reaching meltdown. Every day brings another outrage. The "LOST" emails of Lois Lerner, attending weekend fund raisers, playing golf and speaking on global warming while Iraq burns again thanks to Neville "Cut and Run" Obama.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Makes perfect sense to me....no man left behind....remember that, Mr. President?


taxlarry 2 years ago

Can you spell "incompetence?" The bum in the white housedoes not want to offend "friendlies." Don't offend the 5 worst detainees in GITMO. Send them home! Don't offend Mexico. Leave the Marine in a Mexican prison. The bum has no priorities that a normal person would have. He, and his advisors, are totally incompetent..


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

This administration is so out of control, they should be run out of town. The news is just too painful to watch these days. Iraq is under siege and the Obamas take a vacation. It's like a bad dream, isn't it? I'll see you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning billy,

Apparently, this president has a very selective memory when it comes to most things. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

The president seems to have two priorities,. One is to systematically destroy America and the other is to fine tune his golf game. See you at the Inn.


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RachaelOhalloran 2 years ago from United States

ugh, and we have to go to 2016 yet. I don't think we are going to survive many more of these one man shows.


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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

Look Obama isn't worried a out service people who defend this country honorably. He's only concerned with traitors like Bergdahl being brought home so they can use him as a prop for their propaganda. What? You mean it back fired?


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

That Marine needs to get a message to Obama that he votes a straight Democrat ticket and will not be able to vote if he is in a Mexican prison. That should get him back here pretty darn quickly.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Rachael,

Sadly, I agree. Things have just gone too far and although Congress is big on committees, they are not big on acting or solutions. See you at the Inn. I'll save you a seat.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Frog Prince,

Oh, yeah, it backfired, but Obama isn't concerned. He took off this weekend for a little R & R. The world is imploding and he is on the greens. FORE! See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

You, my friend, are brilliant. See you at the Inn. Drinks are on me and Tevya!


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lambservant 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

This young man in the Mexican prison is not the only American he's left to rot in prison in a foreign prison unjustly. Saeed Abedini (an American Pastor and citizen who came from Iran) has been in one of the most dangerous prisons in Iran simply for his faith. He was in Iran to help orphans. He's been incarcerated for about a year and a half, suffering multiple beatings causing internal injuries. They refused to treat him medically. Finally they got him to a hospital but refused to do surgery. Basically he got nourishment and rest. Then suddenly they pulled him out, took him back to prison, and savagely beat him. His wife has begged Obama to contact the Iranian powers that be to seek for his release and advocated for her husband's release from the American gov't to the UN. He finally called under duress but accomplished nothing. Shortly thereafter He offered Iran a nice sweet financial package and did nothing to seek Saeed's release. He threw his own under the bus.

Had Saeed been a muslim, I am guessing it would have been another story entirely. Obama probably feels he has nothing to gain helping Sgt. Tahmooressi. It will not benefit or further his agenda so why bother. I would contact ACLJ and see if they can do anything. I had not heard about this case but am glad you put it out there for us.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

If Obama called the President of Mexico and said that as of midnight, all border crossings will close, all flights to Mexico will be cancelled, and all bank accounts will be frozen until Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is back on American soil, driving his own truck, and with his guns, he would be free within the hour.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning lambservant,

We give billions o Mexico. Threatening to stop the flow of money and the flow of illegals could accomplish miracles. Clearly, Obama doesn't see the political advantage in seeking this young man's release, so he'd rather play golf. I know of the case you are speaking of and that is yet another hideous disgrace. Our enemies no longer feel they have anything to fear when it comes to the U.S., so they can afford to ignore the president. Our supposed allies feel the same way. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Will,

My thoughts exactly. Obviously, Obama doesn't see this as a priority. He'd rather go to fundraisers and play golf while this young man rots and the world implodes. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

The ability to quickly break down problems and decide on a plan of action is the mark of a great leader. I wish we had one now.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Old Poolman,

So do I! See you at the Inn.


Jayfort 2 years ago

Another excellent Hub, BFP! Clear and insightful as always. Sadly, the current occupant of the White House and his Administration show no signs of changing course. Save me a cold one at the Inn!


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Afternoon Jayfort,

Actually, I don't think Obama qualifies as an occupant of the White House. He's rarely there. I'll save you a seat and a cold one!


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FitnezzJim 2 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Is an old fashioned horse and wagon driver a leader or a follower?

How about a cart and donkey, is the driver that dangles the carrot a leader or a follower, or just another tease?


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Jim, I guess you would have to consider the part of the horse or donkey they must look at all day. That would make one believe they are followers.


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Lady Guinevere 2 years ago from West Virginia

It is all a big game. It's called WAR games and they learn all this on a playground in middle school. They never really grow up and be nice to each other. It is I hurt you and so you hurt me kind of things. It really is childish I would say. It is all about who has what and who can and cannot share it. People are expendable if you hadn't notices in this game. It will play out for those in power at anyone's expense and they do not think that they are being observed especially by their own people who they promised (broken of course because that would not be in the rules of the WAR game) that they were supporting or serving.

People do not matter and that is the bottom line to politics and War Games.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear FitnezzJim,

I need to think about this for a bit... I'm at the Inn. Join me.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

Thanks for jumping in here. Now all I can think of is the horse's ass... I am waiting for you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Lady Guinevere,

It is time to change the status quo. Frankly, I hate to use the word "change" because Obama has put a hideous spin on it. What I think we need is an overhaul of Congress. We need to put people in Congress who love our country, want to support its greatness and are willing to serve the people that placed them in office. What we have now is a do nothing Congress and a president who hates our nation and can't stand to be in the WH. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Patti - Are you implying there may be a few "horses ass's" in Washington? Save me a seat at the inn, I am extra thirsty tonight.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

Just a few? I think the estimate is a bit low. Your seat awaits you and drinks and dinner are my treat.


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

Looking forward to it my friend.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Mike,

I am too!


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

This is Obama's 'fundamentally transformed' United States, and no one, including Mexico, has any respect for us these days. They are now sneering at us, and that's exactly what Barack Hussein Obama told us he was going to accomplish if we were so stupid as to elect a radical like him president. He said he would diminish us as a world power, and that he has done, beyond any leftist's wildest dreams. We are now a second rate power, so Mexico can well afford to thumb its nose at us.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Will,

Truer words were never spoken. Obama has managed to cut us down in front of the world. That may be his finest accomplishment in his eyes and in the hearts and minds of people who voted for him and still support him. His is a failed presidency. See you at the Inn, Will.


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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

"His is a failed presidency."

There I must respectfully disagree, because he has accomplished exactly what he set out to do. What we have is a failed country, full of newly dependent citizens who have forgotten their heritage of freedom and liberty.

It breaks my heart. This is not at all what so many have died to protect.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Will,

My heart is broken too and I stand corrected. To the Inn!


Pino Krisio 2 years ago

POP: Sorry, I missed this hub. Better late than never.

This marine needs to come home. The GOP needs to make their demands with ads for the 2014 election. Send Tahmooresi Home, or vote GOP and we'll do it!!!! then the doctor in Iran would be next. Make Obama do what we want. It is all about votes. nothing else. I'm off to the bar.....


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Old Poolman 2 years ago from Rural Arizona

I agree with WillStarr. This President has accomplished most everything he was determined to do while in office. It is just a shame we gave him 8 years to meet his goals instead of repeating the first mistake.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Pino,

Somebody has to do something because this president could care less. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

You're right. He told us he was going to fundamentally change our country and he is succeeding. Through it all, Congress sits on their hands. See you at he Inn, Mike.


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FitnezzJim 2 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

The news this morning is talking about mass graves in Texas for those who died on the way to the United States. Sad, sad, sad, but even worse, I'm wondering how that story will get spun.


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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear FitnezzJim,

I have not heard of this, but will look into it.

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