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A Clouded Tomorrow

Updated on October 15, 2017

Manny Prepares Breakfast

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Saturday, October 14, 2017. Our pious friend, Manny, is at the stove as I write this. Manny is preparing Carrot Cake Breakfast Bread for our enjoyment this morning. I will be mixing up a batch of Irish coffees to complete the meal. Manny has expressed concern about the future of our nation. He has asked me to extend an invitation to all the Poppers this morning to enjoy the cake and eat it too! This may be the only time we can actually do that. We hope to see you soon.

Taking a Good Look


Facing the Facts

Thanks so much for joining me this morning. Given all the trouble on college campuses today, it seems important to understand how the kids of today may turn out to be the trouble we face tomorrow. Protest on campus is nothing new. We saw it before and we will surely see it again, but this time around the protest is aimed at the heart and soul of America. When college campuses pose dangers to students who see themselves as Conservative, we had better wake up and smell the coffee. Students at Berkely fear for their safety. A simple walk around the campus poses dangers once thought to be unthinkable. The sight of students attacking other kids with differing points of view is chilling. They are not using their words, they are using their fists, and that cannot be tolerated. Professors encouraging the violence cannot be tolerated, either. I thought we were a nation of laws. If we are, it is time to start enforcing them.


The Insanity Starts Young

Like it or not, sports figures are still seen as role models. The role they are projecting leaves a lot to be desired, but the kids we are raising are noticing. When first graders start taking a knee during the Pledge, it is time to worry. They are not expressing an informed viewpoint. They are imitating their heroes, and that is very troubling. Even worse is the fact that their parents ar defending their right to be disrespectful, and disobey the rules. If it's okay to disobey the teacher and kneel, is it also okay to walk out of school every time something comes up that a student doesn't like? Is this freedom or is it a breakdown of the rule of law? I think it's the latter, and we had better pay attention.

A Georgia high school teacher compared the "Make America Great Again" slogan to a swastika. She ordered the students wearing t-shirts with the slogan to leave the classroom. The incident occurred at River Ridge High School north of Atlanta, Georgia. When students who express a love of country are banished from the classroom, it is time to worry.


Sanctuary for Who?

It appears that breaking the law is okay now. In fact, it is almost in vogue. Producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of raping women and Hollywood barely says a word. Late night talk show host who used to be a comedian, Jimmy Kimmel, suddenly doesn't want to weigh in on the subject. He prefers to target the president. The Weinstein horror show is clear cut and awful, but the hypocrites in Hollywood are suddenly mute. I can only suppose that rape is not a crime in their book, but rather the cost of doing business. Shame on all of them. Movie stars are often seen as heroes in our nation right along with sports figures. I pity the children, and I worry about the future of our nation.

Many states have now declared themselves to be sanctuaries for illegal immigrants. The Justice Department issued a final warning to five jurisdictions that are protecting illegals. These states and cities within other states are spitting on the law of the land. They refuse to comply with requests for background checks on illegal immigrants who are involved in crime. They harbor criminals and put law abiding citizens at risk. When did going "rogue" become okay? If they fail to comply with federal law by Oct. 27, they will lose millions of dollars in federal grants, grants that help every citizen. The rule of law is breaking down, and it does not bode well for the future of America.


A Bowl of Trouble

Many factors are coming together that paint a picture of a country that is splitting apart. The root of this escalation lies with the Obama administration. President Obama and Eric Holder looked the other way when it came to violence against whites, or black on black violence. They sought to divide our nation and they succeeded. The media has continued the push for the great divide and they are succeeding as well. The news is slanted, false and infuriating. The public is being brainwashed. Our children are at the mercy of teachers who impose their un-American views in the classrooms. Our college age students must bend to the will of the left wing majority on campus or face violence. Our rights as citizens have been smothered by local governments that have decided to ignore the law. The rule of law is under siege, and it is vital that we pay attention and work to put an end to the madness.

Our vote is our voice, our choice of television viewership is our voice, our support of Hollywood is our voice, as is our attendance at sporting events. The only thing most people understand in this country is money, so let's deprive those who would deprive us of our voice, our safety and our future of the one thing they value. It's a good beginning.

Manny's Song

The moment I wake up

I say a little prayer for you...


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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago

      Good Morning Paula,

      The comment is there, it really is. I did notice that the print is lighter in color, but it's there! Let's head for the Inn early. You'll have lemonade and I'll have a wine.

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      19 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Stop the presses. I can't go forward until I understand why there's a response from you to Pino, but there's no comment from Pino to begin with. Are you purposely trying to mess with my already dizzy head? our fearless leader "pop" spending too much time at the bar?? Of course, I wouldn't blame you if you are. I don't even drink but am beginning to see how people can be DRIVEN to do so!!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago

      Good Morning Lori,

      What I meant as far as Weinstein is concerned, is that his hideous behavior has been going on forever, and Hollywood was well aware of it. The dam finally broke and now victims and others are stepping forward, but it's too little much too late. If theses college students don't mature, finding employment will be impossible for them. I wouldn't want to hire a baby. See you at the Inn.

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      Lori Colbo 

      19 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Getting kicked out of class or school for wearing a T-shirt with a Trump slogan? I guess when it comes to Trump grump, freedom and the constitution no longer apply.

      I'm not sure why you feel hollywood is silent on the Harvey Weinstein. Every time I get online there are more and more actors, directors, etc speaking out. It's true they focus a lot more on Trump, but I see so much of the Harvey Weinstein.

      What goes on in our colleges is sickening. I saw an article where college students were "Weeping" and "Sobbing," when Trump won, and they were given counseling. I'll bet a thousand dollars a good many of those students didn't vote.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago

      Good Morning Pino,

      I had no idea we were spending that kind of money to keep California from bankruptcy! We should let them collapse. Their policies are inane, insane and dangerous. Better yet, let's give them to Mexico. I'm upset now, so I'll see you at the Inn on the early side.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago

      Good Morning billy,

      I am not at all surprised that you agree. Violence is never the answer. We have the ability to speak and reason, and that is what we should be hearing on college campuses. See you at the Inn.

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 

      19 months ago from Olympia, WA

      It might surprise you that I agree with the violence on campuses. Students attacking students...any violent act...should not be tolerated, no matter the cause. I believed that in 1969 and I believe it today.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago

      Good Morning Louise,

      Yours is the voice of reason, and it is a pleasure to read your comment.

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      Louise Powles 

      19 months ago from Norfolk, England

      I wish America the best of luck with its leadership and hope all will remain peaceful and united. America is a beautiful country.

    • abwilliams profile image

      A B Williams 

      19 months ago from Central Florida

      Well boo!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago

      Good Morning ab,

      I received an e-mail notification that you left a comment. I can't see it, which explains why I can't answer! Sorry....

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR


      19 months ago

      Good Morning Tom,

      I feel it every single day. If I'm sitting in a restaurant there are always people nearby using words like "despicable" or "insane." They are always talking about President Trump, and it is awful. The level of misinformation is staggering. See you at the Inn.

    • Tom Whitworth profile image

      Tom Whitworth 

      19 months ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop and Manny,

      The chasm between people in this country is deep and wide. I pray for the Nation.


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