Weakness in the Face of Terror

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Harlotte Spins a Web

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, June 13, 2016. Yesterday, Omar Mateen walked into a gay Orlando club and slaughtered as many people as he could. Fifty people were left for dead on the floor, and another 53 were taken to a local hospital. Many of the wounded are in critical condition. Harlotte would like to talk about this tragedy. She has asked for the pleasure and comfort of your presence at the breakfast table. She will be serving bacon and eggs with hot buttered rolls. I will be serving Irish coffees. We hope to see you soon.

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How Many Must Die

Thank you for joining me this morning. Our nation is grieving. A radical Islamist terrorist born in the U.S. to Afghan parents pledged his allegiance to ISIS and slaughtered innocent American citizens. Mateen was known to the FBI. He was under investigation for ties to radical Islam, but the case went nowhere. Had he been detained, arrested and incarcerated all those murdered in Orlando would have been spared. It is time to change our way of thinking about radical Islam. It is time to change our way of dealing with people who are suspected of interacting with the enemy. We are at war, whether this president and this Congress declares it or not. The use of terror "watch lists" is inane. Those lists should represent individuals who are being arrested, detained or deported. If you make it to a list, it is time to make it to a jail. Waiting for an overt act of terror to occur before law enforcement steps in, is a very dangerous game. We need to lower the threshold for arrest and raise the bar on protecting America.

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Act Now

I was hoping to wake up this morning to find that that our nation had bombed ISIS headquarters to smithereens. I was hoping to wake up this morning to find that we had torn up the rules of engagement, and decided to go after the enemy full throttle, collateral damage be damned. My hopes were not realized, because in the end we have the same president we have had for these last almost eight years. His reactions to tragedies like this are always off. He never speaks about radical Islam. He never places blame where it belongs. He has far more invested in protecting Islam than in protecting our nation. That is who he is and if Hillary walks into the White House it will be the same. President Obama and Hillary deal with radical Islam by not addressing it. For them it is all about guns. They are incapable of rational thought and feelings. Their loyalties are skewed by an unwillingness to deal with the facts. We are at war and war is serious. We are at war and we have to go after the enemy with everything in our arsenal. We have to destroy ISIS and we have to do it now.

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At Home

It is time to take a good look at our situation here at home and act upon what we know. We have pockets of Islamic communities in this country that do not wish to assimilate to an American way of life. We know that there are mosques in our nation that preach hatred. We know where they are and we know what they are doing. We also know, but refuse to acknowledge, the fact that in so many ways Islam is at odds with our belief system. We sugar coat the facts. We bend over backwards in an effort to be politically correct and sensitive. We cloak ourselves in fairy tales, and we behave like idiots. New York Mayor DeBlasio tied the hands of law enforcement and by doing so, left New Yorkers unprotected. He did so to please the Muslims. The man is a fool. A Kansas City mosque owned by an Islamic umbrella organization with strong ties to the U.S. arm of the Muslim Brotherhood has received millions of dollars in federal grants over the past several years. The time for being blind is over.

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Dangerous Decisions

The Obama administration has done everything possible to make us vulnerable to attack from radical Islamic terrorists. It begins with the president's complete refusal to call this terror by its rightful name. It is impossible to effectively deal with a problem if the problem is not recognized for what it is. This administration scrubbed the records of Muslims tied to terror groups. Whistleblowers testified in the aftermath of the San Bernadino jihadist slaughter that the Obama administration closed down investigations into jihadists in our nation at the request of the Department of State and the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Division of the DHS. It was reported that since these Islamist groups were not designated as terrorist organizations, following the activities of individuals was a violation of their civil rights. This kind of stupidity cannot continue. We have terrorists in our midst, and we are standing idly by and letting them destroy us. I love this country. I want to see it restored to what it used to be before Obama, before this lackluster do-nothing Congress and before political correctness. I want to see the military restored to what it should be. Obama has destroyed this nation and the effects of his lawless meddling are being played out in dangerous fashion. We need to send a strong message to ISIS, and we need to do it immediately. We do not have the luxury of time. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of the Orlando terror attack.

Harlotte's Song

Oh, what a tangled web we weave

When first we practice to deceive......

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Old Poolman profile image

Old Poolman 3 months ago from Rural Arizona

Good morning Patti, and a sad morning it is.

There are more and more facts coming out regarding this senseless slaughter of human beings. Many of these facts make it clear there were several opportunities where perhaps this slaughter might have been prevented. But for the most part, the PC Police prevented any action from being taken.

It also has come to light that this shooter worked as a security guard for a company under contract to Homeland Security. This same company gets paid to guard some of our nuclear facilities, but I don't know the exact job this nut job had.

We talk about the governments ability to vet incoming refugees, yet here was a guy working under Homeland Security who had been investigated by our FBI? That shakes my faith in the governments ability to properly vet anyone.

Until this administration will admit that ISIS is a huge threat to our safety and security these type tragedies will continue.

Their decision to just ignore the problem is the worst decision they could have made. This problem will not just go away.


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Tom Whitworth 3 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Harlotte,

Your analysis is flawless and right on. It's often said the the Constitution is not a suicide pact. That seems to not be the case under "Progressive" administrations. Donald Trump is the only candidate for POTUS who sees the evil of Islamic terror.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Good Morning Mike,

We are sitting ducks in so many ways. We are afraid to deal with this issue head on. Instead, we worry about our language lest we offend somebody. I have read the words of several Muslims who say we are so blind and naive about Islam and radical Islam that we will never win this war. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

Trump is the only candidate who is not afraid to call this threat what it is. I am so sick of all this PC garbage. I always thought it would get us killed and that is precisely what's happening. See you at the Inn.


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billybuc 3 months ago from Olympia, WA

I have no answers nor do I pretend to. I'm simply saddened by the state of my country.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Good Morning billy,

There are answers, but they take guts and resolve. See you at the Inn.


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readytoescape 3 months ago from Central Florida

After a long hiatus….I’m back. This latest barbarity, perpetrated in my hometown of the happiest place on earth, is beyond evil. ANGER amongst my neighbors is the prevailing attitude and much of it is leveled at the Liberal Progressives that have hijacked the Democratic Party and through a skewed kaleidoscope of political correctness propelled a progressive agenda that allowed this and previous atrocities to occur.

For years, even before the initial election of this administration, my friend Breakfastpop and I, as have many others of our fellow conservative writers, have warned you of their duplicitousness. We have hawked their agendas as dangerous. We have decried their policies as emboldening to our enemies. We have predicted war would come to our shores and our streets. I HATE BEING RIGHT SOMETIMES.

SO listen to us now…Islamic Extremism is a disease. It is a cancer that is metastasizing throughout the world. It’s hidden within the freedoms our Constitution guarantees, but propagates in the manipulations of Executive privilege, it breeds within our prisons, it grows amid our communities shielded by political correctness and it flourishes around the entire world fertilized with the appeasement from an administration that refuses to name it, let alone condemn it.

The President, the leading democratic candidate for president, the leaders of the democratic party and all the Liberal Progressive talking heads are all attempting to redirect your attention from the horror of Islamic Radicals and the brutality of extremism, all trying to spin this into a Gun Control issue or attempting to classify this as a singular hate crime on the LGBT community instead of declaring this act Islamic terrorism, I can’t help but be offended that these people are more concerned with their own political agendas rather than the security of our nation.

This incident, as with too many others, is not about guns, it’s not about oppression, it’s not about politics, it’s not about immigration, or poverty or alternate lifestyles; it’s about 102 innocents mercilessly attacked, with more than 49 of those, systematically executed by a cowardly Islamic extremist obeying a religious and theocratic dogma of hatred and intolerance.

Their statements from yesterday and those that continue unchanged, even as more information is revealed confirming this as an act of Islamic Terrorism should be all anyone needs to abandon any thoughts of political support for these people and their policies of appeasement that have nurtured the growth and emboldened an enemy sworn to kill our way of life.


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bradmasterOCcal 3 months ago from Orange County California

POP

This is a case where we need to simplify, and not make things more complicated. The focus now by Obama and the left will be on Gun Control. But the choice of weapon doesn't solve the terrorists desire to kill. Prohibition and its failure should be the lesson learned that the government cannot stop anything just by making it illegal.

Do the people want terrorists to be stopped before they can kill, or do they believe that making laws and things illegal will do that?

The Boston Marathon terrorists killed many without guns, and look at the diversity of how Muslim Terrorists kill people indiscriminately in Israel and the Middle East.

As in 911, this failure to protect us in our homeland is a failure of the US government and the buck for that should stop at the president. Almost 15 years after 911, we had the information, but the trillion dollars spent on Homeland Security apparently didn't help.

The DOJ should stop screwing around with Hillary and her illegal emails. Put her on trial, or cut her loose, and use their resources to protect the country.

Isn't it time to cut the pork and other fat out of the very obese US Government? Throwing money at the problem has not been the solution. We need the government to be proactive, and not reactive because that puts the bad guys one step ahead all the time.

Until Hillary, president Obama, and the rest of the left can say Muslim Terrorist we are all in jeopardy.


Jennifer 3 months ago

Sad morning for Americans.

We look like fools, we constantly turn the cheek so we don't offend anyone. Once I heard this sick killer has been invegated my stomach turned. How can a man like this slip through the cracks. Who is responsible for that FBI, homeland security???? We need to find out where the ball dropped and fast.

We also all need to report strange behavior and can't be afraid of offending anyone. Friends, neighbors, exwifes all coming out now to say what a sick and angry man this was. I'm not sure why our lovely administration didn't mention any of this., remind the public this is a group effort. Maybe remind us we are under attack. The only thing I got out of his speech was gun violence is a problem. I'm sad and angry for this country, I will meet you at the Inn!


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WillStarr 3 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I agree with Old Poolman...why on Earth does government allow someone whom the FBI has investigated twice as a possible jihadist to work at a nuclear facility?

It appears that the progressive liberal Democrat solution to Islamic terrorism is to disarm Americans. Yeah, that'll work.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Dear ready,

Let me first say that I am thrilled that you are back. When I learned about the terror attack in Orlando, I thought of you immediately. I have missed your wisdom and your words which always get to the heart of the matter. This is a sad day for America. See you at the Inn. If you need directions, I will supply them.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Dear brad,

The one thing I can say for sure is that we never learn from experience. I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to know that we need to act now and we need to be decisive. I can't stand another second of anyone being PC. I am tired of listening to idiots who don't have a clue about the grave reality of our situation. I am at the Inn. I'll save you a seat and a dozen jelly donuts.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Dear Jennifer,

This president is completely incapable of dealing with this nightmare. His loyalties aren't with America. His concern centers around protecting Islam's reputation. As for the FBI, they dropped the ball. If you are under investigation, you needto be detained, arrested or deported. This guy is an American citizen, so he needed to go directly to jail for consorting with the enemy. Will we ever get it right? See you at the Inn. Drinks are on me.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Dear Will,

Weakening America is the aim of this administration. They have destroyed our image and reputation in the world. They have destroyed our military which has been reduced to scavengers trying to find parts to fix their planes. I never hear any outcry about all of this. The stupidity of the pubic, the ineffectiveness of Congress and the hostility of the administration will destroy us in the end. See you at the Inn.


taxlarry 3 months ago

It seems political correctness kills again. The company this killer worked for did not want to fire him because he was a muslim. Excuse me, he should have been fired because he was muslim. If his employer was so chicken-shit, the FBI should have been contacted under "if you see something, say something." Hopefully, we will get it right before it is too late. But, I doubt it. Also, the killer's father is an Afgan who has praised the Taliban. Really? His citizenship should be revoked and he should be sent back to Afganistan. It is time for this country to stand up and take a stand against this kind of garbage. No PC from me.


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Dean Traylor 3 months ago from Southern California

taxlarry, the father was an anti-Taliban activist. He was known to broadcast on Youtube. Also, most of his stuff was pretty secular and mild (on top of that, he was a refugee from the Soviet-Afghan War. Thus, not your average immigrant). The Donald either knew or didn't know this. Then again, since he tends to wing his speeches, it's hard to tell. Unfortunately, his American born son became radicalized and was obviously a vicious homo-phobe and wife beater that was predisposed to violence (there's even reports that he was possibly mentally unstable). I don't know where the PC thing comes from. What it sounds like was that he was checked out but nobody could find any probable cause to believe he'd go this direction. And, it appears there may have been some statute of time before he was cleared. All they had was rhetoric and a possible connection with a suicide bomber for Al Quaeda that, most likely, was hard to prove due to lack of evidence at the time. The flaws were probably exposed in the FBI handling of this. And there's no doubt that this needs to be fixed.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

It seems we never learn from experience. Listening to many speak out after this attack reaffirms my belief that those charged with protecting us will never, and I mean never, get it right. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Good Morning Dean,

The PC thing comes from the fact that many who knew this guy were well aware of his hatred toward many different groups of people. They heard plenty, but said nothing. Given that so many were familiar with his rants, it is unbelievable to me that his father was completely unaware of his leanings. I don't believe it for a second. As for the FBI, they should have done more than interview him and let him go. We have to change the way we look at these threats and potential threats.


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bradmasterOCcal 3 months ago from Orange County California

POP

There should be a NO BUY Firearms List, as there is a NO FLY list. Not sharing existing information about possible terrorists was the reason that 911 was not only stopped, but it was totally successful for the terrorists.

People talk about the excuse that resources are thin trying to keep track of "thousands" of terrorist sympathizers, but what resources does it take to put them on a shared list.

The gun control is a red herring, as the real problem here was not sharing information that was already known. A lot like 911 and Pearl Harbor in 1941.


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Old Poolman 3 months ago from Rural Arizona

Keep in mind that lawyers and the courts play a role in keeping people silent these days. The person they are reporting as being a threat could sue them for defamation of character, and walk away with everything they own depending on the judge and jury.

The reporting system would have to be confidential to be effective, and then it would be abused by people with a grudge against another individual.

There are probably not enough available resources to investigate every report called into a anonymous system. Some valid reports would still be missed. The PC Police play a role in this and continue to make it worse.

There is more to come like this tragedy especially since we continue to leave the gate wide open and welcome thousands of improperly vetted refugees into our country.

Our government has failed miserably when it come to protecting us from further acts of terror in this country. Until they change their policies this will only get worse.


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bradmasterOCcal 3 months ago from Orange County California

I was talking about information obtained by the FBI, and not shared among law enforcement. We already have a NO Fly list, so why not a NO Firearms List.


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Old Poolman 3 months ago from Rural Arizona

Brad - I could be wrong but I believe there is a NO Firearms list. When I purchase a gun from a dealer, they are required to get a clearance to sell me a gun from ATF. If the system is down for any reason I would not be allowed to walk out of the store with the gun I wished to purchase.

I have no idea how accurate or up-to-date the system is, but it has been in place for quite some time. Is this what you were referring to?


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bradmasterOCcal 3 months ago from Orange County California

Old Poolman

I am saying that whether there is a formal check on background which may or may not include Terrorist Sympathizers, the information that does exist should run them against things like purchasing firearms, bullet proof vests etc.

The information could be shared whether there is a list or not. The NSA taps our phone lines and our Internet. They can easily tap into the firearms background checks, and search against their list of possibles.

It would be a more targeted search than just trying to search for trigger words as they do at the NSA.

They capture and analyze enormous amounts of data like a fisherman casting a net. To check the background checks for the purchase of firearms would be a simple easy task, and more focused than capturing all data from the phones, and Internet.

That is why I say that were are Reactive rather than ProActive. The privacy of all citizens are breached by the NSA and other government agencies on a fishing expedition basis. But when they get filtered information that puts terrorist sympathizing or other relationships with terrorists these are more credible, and they should be investigated and followed further.

It is like a sales approach, the wide net is used to find the possibles customers, and then these are further vetted to get to the people that are interested and ready to buy.

Here substitute terrorist, instead of sales customer. The approach is the same.

Thanks


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Dear brad,

Those that wish to disarm law abiding citizens jump at the opportunity to blame guns for the vile actions of humans. You can have the strictest gun control laws in the world. One thing remains certain, those who want guns will stop at nothing to get them. Those that have no access to guns will find another way to kill. I'll be at the Inn looking through a gun catalogue.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

We have to smarten up. When DiBlasio pulled police out of the mosques in New York a valuable deterrent to terrorist activities was lost. It is a mindset like his, Obama's, Hillary's and all Dems that will get us killed in the end. I am so sick of the blind stupidity that I see all around me.


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fpherj48 3 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

It's just a matter of time. The very moment an attack of any kind by radical Islamist terrorists, kills, wounds and/or otherwise seriously harms/destroys a high liberal official or one of their loved ones, immediate & powerful action will be taken.

The same goes if it should effect anyone from the Right, politicians, officials and those who have ALSO done nothing to insure our protection above & beyond all else......Scared of the PC Left....Yes, that's correct.....Our band of right wing COWARDS.

This is OUR country, it belongs to US, we make the rules, we have our CONSTITUTION, our language, heritage, culture and our Legal system. ANYone wishing to live in OUR country and become an American MUST do exactly that. Legally enter and take the required steps to legally become an American citizen. Period. the end.

Unless & Until one is 100% willing and ready to follow our system and our rules, NO ONE should be allowed to come into our country.

After Orlando........WHAT actions will be taken, IMMEDIATELY? WHO will do it? WILL those who MUST take this responsibility be firm & committed & go forward ...allowing nothing or NO ONE to obstruct action? (To include the "clueless" POTUS)???

WHAT will it take??!


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maven101 3 months ago from Northern Arizona

Good morning Pop and Harlotte...

Thank you for a brilliant encapsulation of terror in our America...And thank you, fp, for shining the spotlight of truth on what makes America exceptional and unique in all the world...I just finished watching a video of Trump's complete speech 6/13/16 in New Hampshire...Finally, I'm seeing some real fire, definitive solutions, and a seriousness that had been lacking, in Mr. Trump...I am convinced, now, more than ever, that he is the person we need in these critical times to reclaim America's destiny of greatness, America's compassion, and America's commitment to freedoms as defined by our Bill of Rights and our Constitution...

Here is the link for his dynamic speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFIVXkJWzfA


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Old Poolman 3 months ago from Rural Arizona

More unenforced gun control laws will do nothing to solve this problem. Just like illegal drugs, guns will be readily available on the street at a higher price of course.

Not all terrorists will buy their guns at a gun store or on the street. The terrorist organizations they are part of will easily be able to ship them whatever guns they think they may need. Our open borders make it easy to smuggle guns into this country just like the tons of illegal drugs that come into the country now.

Those of you who refuse to believe our border with Mexico is wide open need to make a trip to Arizona or Texas to see for yourself.


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bradmasterOCcal 3 months ago from Orange County California

Maven1o1

Trump can stimulate the congress to remove the water from the bloated SCOTUS decisions that added the water to the constitution.

SCOTUS can decide on the constitutionality of an issue, but the congress can create new laws and new amendments that can change it to conform to the essence of the US constitution.

A strong president can stimulate those actions. Trump would be a strong president.


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bradmasterOCcal 3 months ago from Orange County California

Old Poolman

I wonder why everyone can't agree with that comment?

The opposition keeps hammering about the illegal aliens and all their rights, but the real problem is the drug cartel, and the Terrorist.

They should understand that while millions of illegal aliens come across the border, it only takes a very small number of terrorists to make it across to do things like Orlando and San Bernardino. Even though these two were legal in the country. They were amateurs compared to any foreign trained terrorists that can get into the country just by walking across the border.


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bradmasterOCcal 3 months ago from Orange County California

Old Poolman

I wonder why everyone can't agree with that comment?

The opposition keeps hammering about the illegal aliens and all their rights, but the real problem is the drug cartel, and the Terrorist.

They should understand that while millions of illegal aliens come across the border, it only takes a very small number of terrorists to make it across to do things like Orlando and San Bernardino. Even though these two were legal in the country. They were amateurs compared to any foreign trained terrorists that can get into the country just by walking across the border.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Dear fp,

The fact that we haven't already retaliated by obliterating ISIS tells me it will never happen, no matter how people have to die, as long as Obama is president. We are losing our country and our identity because we refuse to see and tell the truth. A perfect example is the case of a Muslim professor at F;rood Atlantic University who praised the Sharia law practice of cutting off the hands of criminals who steal. He doesn't belong here, nor does anyone who intends to institute and follow Sharia. We have created a monster by ignoring the facts. We are continuing the nightmare because of the cowardice and indifference of this administration. As to your question, "what will it take?", I have no idea. I think we having taking quite enough already. See you at the Inn.


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maven101 3 months ago from Northern Arizona

brad...

Not unlike the Bible, our Constitution will be interpreted by a person's ideology, value system, and intelligence...The simple declaration " We hold these truths to be self-evident" is revolutionary in thought and context...The perversion of these truths through liberal progressive agendas, especially against the law on freedom of thought, is devastating.. It is the most important of all legal freedoms, but the least articulated...

Breakfastpop is the Molly Pitcher of our times, instead of water, she provides verbal ammunition for all concerned Americans...


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Dear maven,

I heard his speech and it was exceptional. I am however, very concerned about the legions of idiots who define this terror attack in terms of gun control. I am sickened by hordes of fools who find it terrible to close our borders to an influx of Muslims who we know nothing about. PC and just plain stupidity will get us killed. Trump must win. See you at the Inn.


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Old Poolman 3 months ago from Rural Arizona

Brad - When the Border Patrol is given permission to actually capture and arrest illegal border crosser they find many who are not from Mexico. Mixed in with them are people from countries all over the world including the Middle East.

Of course they have to release them with them promising they will show up for their court appearance, which few ever do. So more and more illegals are wandering our streets and our officials have no idea where they are.

This is insanity at best, and we wonder why we are having mass murders by terrorists.


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Dear maven,

Thank you, thank you, thank you...........................


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Old Poolman 3 months ago from Rural Arizona

We have become like the farmer who can't understand why the fox kills his chickens every night, even though he leaves the door wide open.


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maven101 3 months ago from Northern Arizona

Mike...Simple analogy, absolutely true...


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breakfastpop 3 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

I agree with maven. Your words are simple and spot on. I cannot stand to hear from those who want our borders free and flowing, allowing all manner of crazies into our nation. When did so many people lose the ability to think straight?

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