Victory, Riots and a Birdie


Harlotte is Confused

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Friday, August 15, 2014. Our clever friend, Spider Harlotte, is with me at the breakfast table. She is not the least bit impressed by President Obama's attempts to be presidential. Harlotte has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. She has prepared blueberry muffins for breakfast. We hope to see you soon.


Thank you all for joining me this morning. I spent a good deal of time weaving your president's latest remarks into my web. I must confess it was a dirty job, but somebody has got to document history. I watched President Obama address the nation yesterday and couldn't believe what I was hearing. He told a tired nation that the United States was making great progress in Iraq. He stood at the podium and said the following, " We broke the siege of Mount Sinjar." As it turns out his statement was a gross exaggeration of the actual situation. Iraqi's are still on the mountain and the air strikes that the president is so proud of are nothing to write home about. ISIS makes al Qaeda look like choir boys. These animals behead children, rape and kill women and will stop at nothing to to get rid of everyone who does not bow to their ugly collective will. We should be pounding ISIS back to Hell and we should be doing it around the clock with all the power that we have. ISIS is growing stronger by the day. They are organized, well funded and determined. We have to meet them head on and destroy them and we have the power to do just that. What is lacking here is the will. President Obama does not have it in him to get the job done. Instead he prefers to stand before the American people and tell them that America came to help and succeeded.


Mayhem in the Streets

President Obama took care of the Iraq crisis and quickly moved onto the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Without knowing the facts of the case, which is his tendency, he vowed to get to the bottom of what happened. He told America that he has already asked the DOJ and the FBI to investigate the circumstances of the shooting of Michael Brown. This spider thinks that if your president felt like he had to jump into the middle of this situation, it would have been better if he had spent more time talking about the rule of law. When a community responds to the death of a young man by stealing sneakers and setting fires, something is very wrong. When a president doesn't get that message out there, something is very wrong.


The Big Yawn

What we didn't hear a thing about yesterday or any day before that is Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi's continued imprisonment in a Mexican jail. This situation has elicited a giant yawn from President Obama. This young man continues to languish in jail for a crime he did not commit in a country he never meant to enter. It seems to this bug that his situation is something this administration should be addressing.

There is also the matter of the imprisonment in Cuba of Alan Gross who was arrested there in 2009. Over 300 U.S. rabbis have asked President Obama to help broker his release. The silence has been deafening. Gross was arrested when he was working as a subcontractor for the U.S. government's U.S. Agency for International Development which promotes democracy in Cuba. Cuba considered this program to be an illegal attempt on the part of America to undermine Cuba's government. Alan Gross's case should have come to the attention of the president. It hasn't and in all probability, it never will.


It's Tee Time!

President Obama did his bit of presidential housekeeping and back to the golf course he went. Apparently, in his mind, and in his mind alone, all is well with the world except for the situation in Ferguson, Missouri. Clearly, it is impossible to take the "community organizer" out of a man even if he becomes president. The sad truth is that this nation has enough Al Sharptons. What we need is a president with the ability and desire to lead. I think we are out of luck.

Harlotte's Song

Oh, what a tangled web they weave

When first they practice to deceive... Sir Walter Sctt

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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

Well my friend, hard-hitting as always. I have always found it amazing that presidents don't see anything wrong with pictures of them enjoying themselves on a golf course or on some beach, while the country is going to hell. A bit incongruous if you ask me...but then nobody ever asks me. :) Have a great weekend.

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Tom Whitworth 2 years ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Harlotte,

I agree with your assessment. The President, any President, should remind the nation of the importance of the rule of law, but with his lawless pen and phone his example says elsewise.

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Hxprof 2 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

Harlotte, what confounds me is why the media hasn't pressed on the White House spokesperson for answers on these things. ?????

bradmaster 2 years ago


You didn't publish any of my comments, so when you don't publish this one, I got your message, Do as I say in my hubs, not as I do.

The Sgt locked up in Mexico is pathetic on the part of Obama, and the country. Where are all the bleeding organizations like the ACLU?

The ironic thing about the weapons laws in Mexico is that the drug cartels are para military, and they possess military grade weapons.

They control the North East part of Mexico.

Maybe, President Obama should play a golf challenge match to free the Sgt.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, billybuc,

Not only doesn't Obama care about the things he ought to as president, he just doesn't give a damn about how he appears. His ego is way too big to even consider the consequences of his actions. Have a great week-end. I just visited my local farmer and I will be grilling veggies all week-end! But, see you at the Inn first.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Tom,

He and his pal the Attorney General are Al Sharpton's in better suits. See you at the Inn and enjoy the week-end.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning, Hxprof,

What media? We don't really have a media. See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good Morning bradmaster,

I don't understand when you say I don't publish your comments. I have never refused to publish anything. There must have been a screw-up of some kind. Sorry about that and thanks for trying again. You make a good point, perhaps Obama would be interested in these 2 men if golf were involved. Foreign affairs bore him to tears.

Pino Krisio 2 years ago

POP: Came late to the breakfast table because I work in the mornings; however, the news conference in Ferguson, MO was very enlightening:

It appears that our poor little abused black boy, who was minding his own business actually was stopped because he was a suspect in a forceable robbery (they have it on tape). When he went for the officer's gun, the officer shot him. This white man on balck man stuff has to stop.

Obama was just putting kindling on the fire yesterday when he spoke. Shame on him again. And the news media? They heard the rumors about the truth the ignored it. They love a good riot!

ISIS is burying women and children alive! Who does that? War is war, and there are rules to follow. Not this! Cutting a five year old in half?

I did not hear, but I hope he was already dead. As for our marine, that SOB in the white house does nothing. Just tell Mexico to release him immediately, or the funding stops. It is just that simple. It is timely that you mention Cuba, since it is Fidel Castro's birthday! I am so upset about what is going on and our president has a press conference about Ferguson, MO? Why must he weigh in on that issue!

I am off to the bar. I need a few to get me through the rest of the day.

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fpherj48 2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

pop & Harlotte.....I believe we should send Obama a gift wrapped in pink paper and frilly bows. The gift should be a small fly swatter, with a note that reads: Dr. Mr. O......We, the American People want you to keep this with you at all times, in case you and your family are viciously attacked by a huge gang of murdering thugs armed with assault weapons of every kind......

This should keep you safe.and scare the meanies away....................Up++

Breakfastpop 2 years ago

He is nothing but a rabble rousing community troublemaker! Great commentary, Pino and thank you. See you at the Inn.

bradmaster 2 years ago

Because I can't see my comments after I write them, I don't know what happens to them.

So maybe I am doing something wrong?


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gmwilliams 2 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Obama really does not care at all. He is just making his perfunctory presidential speech as usual. The situation in the Middle East is only getting worse, it is NOT getting better. Ferguson, Missour is the OK Corral, need I say more. This reminds me of the 1970s song, Ball of Confusion......and the band played on.

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lambservant 2 years ago from Pacific Northwest

Obama takes us for idiots when he speaks, as if we would actually believe his obvious, ridiculous spin. It's a shame that the American people are far superior in smarts than their own president.

I would add to the list of American citizens rotting in foreign prisons for crimes they did not commit, is Saeen Abidini, an American Pastor (with duel citizenship) who has been in prison for two years in Iran. His crime is being a Christian and working for an orphanage. Obummer made one call to the Iran president with half-hearted nudge to free him, as a result of much duress. Some time later, he proceeded to give Iran a whole lotta money without even trying to negotiate a release.

I keep wondering if Obama is out golfing with our international foes, or perhaps fundraising for them.

fishfry 2 years ago

How do you figure Tahmooressi didn't commit the crime with which he's charged? He brought guns into Mexico. He's charged with bringing guns into Mexico.

And you say he didn't intend to be in Mexico. Then why did he travel there as many as six times previously, and why did he rent a hotel room in Tijuana on the very day of his arrest?

Taxlarry 2 years ago

Harlotte: The president is a talking empty suit. We can expect nothing better.

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The Frog Prince 2 years ago from Arlington, TX

In Oblabber Mouth's twisted mind all is good in the world when he says it is. Nuff said?

I'm wondering if the little fishfry has been watching the news that it needs to be watching with the FACTS.

The Frog

Breakfastpop 2 years ago

Dear gm, we don't have a president.

Yes, the band played on and the ship sank. Obama looks increasingly disengaged with each passing day. We don't have a president. We have a community organizer. See you at the Inn.

Breakfastpop 2 years ago

He is a very thoughtful president. He wants to keep the enemy in check w

Ith hugs. Frankly, I don't think he knows what side he is on. See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Frog Prince,

Nothing is as it should be.... Enough said. See you at the Inn. I will save you a seat.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear fp,

Obama is completely out of touch with reality. His reality is far different from citizens who love our country and want to keep it strong. See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear bradmaster,

I am not sure what is happening with you. You should be able to see everything!

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear lambservant,

Thank you for bringing up other Americans who are rotting away in foreign prisons. Apparently, we leave many people behind.... See you at the Inn.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear fishfry,

The soldier didn't intend to enter Mexico. The road he traveled on goes directly there and there is no way to turn around. Having said that, this situation is a disaster. Mexico allows and frankly encourages its citizens to enter the U.S. illegally. It also provides a path to the U.S. for other people from Central America. The U.S. gives Mexico way too much money in aid, surely, we can have this soldier released. His guns were registered, his intentions were honorable, enough said. Bergdahl , on the other hand is a different story. I am sick of the hypocrisy. Are you?

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teaches12345 2 years ago

Hear, hear! I am so in agreement with the lack of response to Tahmooressi's imprisonment and the attention given to the riots over a questionable event. It seems as if the government is looking the other way when it comes to serving justice.

Breakfastpop 2 years ago

There is no justice. Obama weighs in inappropriately. He just can't get the sharpton out of him. See you at the Inn.

big daddy oreo 2 years ago

They need to seriously find a way to take white law enforcement and disguise them as black men. That way they can do their jobs without dealing with racial politics and race card drama.

If I was in charge I would stick it to al sharpton by putting out an all black faced law enforcement team. The streets would be flooded with white cops disguised as black men. Similar to robert downey in tropic thunder. The black faced cops could brag to sharpton that he can't pull the race card on them cause they got black skin to protect them.

when is the white man going to learn that black skin can protect him from this kind of stuff. There is no law that prohibits the white man from changing his skin color yet he leaves himself vulnerable to racial politics by using white hands to handle his black issues.

always always always use black hands to handle your black issues. Oreo cops 4 life.

Breakfastpop 2 years ago

Dear big daddy Oreo,

If the white cops were disguised as black cops, Al sharpton wouldn't be there! Thanks for coming to breakfast!

bdo 2 years ago

Breakfast pop,

Exactly. I just wish white people would use black hands to protect their kingdom. I think a white man disguised as a black man represents the best protection plan for white people.

brian 2 years ago

I seriously want to go undercover as a black man. I really think that a black voice can help the white community. A black voice can help you get black votes. A black voice can help you get more productivity out of black employees. A black voice can protect you in a discrimination lawsuit. Black skin can make you look stronger and younger and give you more flexibility on what you can and can not say.

Does anyone here know if it is possible for a white man to go undercover and live as a black man? Maybe a dark chocolate tan or something? Hopefully safe and affordable.

I really feel like with a black face and a black voice I can do some good things. I feel like I am more protected with black skin and don't have to be as politically correct.

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WillStarr 2 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Obama is not up to being the leader of the free world, and even the Democrats are starting to turn on him.

I hope it doesn't reflect on other black candidates like Dr. Carson.

Breakfastpop 2 years ago

Good morning, Brian

What we all need is a strong leader with integrity, common sense and a love for this country. Black or white makes no difference. Sadly,we have a president and an attorney general who want to keep the race issue alive. To me this is the one issue that Obama is transparent about. Tell me what rev Al would do without a crisis? Common sense is dead and being PC is just a fancy way of being stupid. Thanks for coming to the table.

Breakfastpop 2 years ago

If there is a shred of common sense left in this country, people will recognize that Ben Carson is a terrific man.see you at the Inn.

brian 2 years ago

You don't have to be politicially correct if you have black skin. Black skin is like a shield. If the white man wanted to he could go undercover as a black man and put obama and al sharpton in their place. No race card drama. Look at bill cosby. Watch morgan freeman in lean on me. He put his black foot in those black boys butts. Perhaps the white man is only one race change away from putting race hustlers in their place.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Brian,

The black community is in dire need of a role model who tells it like it is. I am talking about the truth and what it takes to really get ahead in this country. This administration has set race relations back 100 years and that is purposeful. A divided nation is easier to conquer. See you at the Inn. It's completely in our minds, but it still is a terrific place.

brian 2 years ago

I would not count on the black man. I trust black skin however. I trust black skin to protect white police officers why they try to lay down the law on black criminals. I trust black skin help white bosses get more productivity out of black employees. If black skin was available it would change the game.

black skin is 2 and 0 against white skin in presential elections. White skin is not good for street protection. White skin always gotta be politically correct. I think it is time the white man show white skin the door!

but seriously do you know if there is a safe and affordable way for a white man to go undercover as a black man?

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Brian,

I'm sure there is.....

brian 2 years ago

Well if you are any readers know how I can go about a safe and affordable way to go undercover as a black man please let me know.Peace

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brian 2 years ago

If you watch the commercials they always make the black guy look strong and cool and they make the white guy look weak and nerdy. I do think that this is realistic and boy does it make me want to change my skin color so bad.

I also want to confront a black friend who turned out to be racist. He knows I want black skin and when I told him about the commercials he basically said white people getting what they deserve. Than he wonders why I want black skin.

When I see him again I want to be black skinned. Then I can bragg that I look just as strong as he does now. That is the best way to stick it to him is by showing white skin the door.

brian 2 years ago

Reasons why I want black skin.

1. Black skin will make me look stronger and more masculine.

2. Black skin will make me look younger when I get older.

3. Black skin is good for protection. Less likely to get robbed go walking to your car at night.

4. Black skin can protect you from road rage less likely to get flipped off or honked at.

5. Black skin is good for interacial relations. It is easier for black skin to get white votes, white girlfriend or white friend than vise versa.

6. Black skin is a hit with the ladies.

7. You can protect white people better with a black face.

8. Black skin gives you much more flexibility on what you can and can not say.

I hope and pray there is a safe and affordable way to change skin color. I am surprised there is not a line of white men around the building looking for black skin.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Dear Brian,

Perhaps you should try to be happy with the way you are.

brian 2 years ago

Good news! I just purchased a book called black like me. This is about a man who did go undercover as a black man to experience discrimination in the deep south.

you would think that if someone was going to go undercover as a black man they would try to use it to their advantage. There are so many ways that black skin can help the white man. If only the white man would listen to me.

I think that george zimmerman and darren wilson should change their skin color to black for protection.

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breakfastpop 2 years ago Author

Good luck with that, Brian.

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