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A Generational Crisis

Updated on November 21, 2016

Buzzy is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, November 20, 2016. Our friend Buzzy, the Proverbial Fly on the Wall, is hosting a delightful breakfast for all of us. Buzzy is preparing omelettes to please every palate. I will be mixing up a batch of Bloody Marys to complete the meal. Buzzy has been traveling around this great nation of ours, and he is quite concerned about some of the things he has witnessed. The election of Donald Trump to the presidency has unleashed the irrational inner child in children and adults, and the picture isn't pretty. Please join Buzzy and me for breakfast. Something insane has taken hold of our nation, and it is time to address the situation before the "babies" start running and ruining the world.


Woe is Me

Thank you so much for joining me this morning. I have been "flying" around the nation for the last week, visiting college campuses, places of business, restaurants, bars and sports arenas. I thought that the so-called protestors" would have calmed down by now, but it appears they may be here to stay. That is not only bad news for President-Elect Trump, it is bad news for all of us and for our future. How did so many people become emotional cripples at the same time? Hillary Clinton was an awful candidate. She reeked of corruption, and continued on her merry way thumbing her nose at the justice system and the rule of law. The fact that so many people preferred her over Donald Trump speaks volumes about our national character. It might be more accurate to talk about the decline of our national character. I am not referring to the thugs who are being paid to protest. They will go away as soon as the source of their money runs dry. I am referring to the ordinary guy on the street who is prepared to lose his mind when confronted with a Trump supporter. I am talking about millions of college students who are so emotionally frail that they need to be hugged and coddled until they are able to cope with a President Trump. These kids are so messed up, that they may need to occupy a "safe space" for the next four years. There are not enough pacifiers on the planet to quiet these cranky babies. This fly thinks its time for some tough love.


The Cure

Iowa State Representative Bobby Kaufmann has a solution to the growing baby epidemic. He plans to introduce a bill he calls "Suck it Up Buttercup." The name has a nice ring to it. It aims to shine a spotlight on universities that used taxpayer money to babysit devastated students who can't cope with life under Trump. All this counseling costs money. If that money is coming from taxpayers, that should be a big no-no. Public universities receive some of their money from taxpayers to help educate students. If that money is being used to buy them pacifiers and blankies, the money flow has to stop and the educators have to get back to educating. The bill will calculate how much the university spent to ease the fears of students. That mount of money will be doubled and then subtracted from the next year's funding. Now that is what I call a plan! Play-doh isn't free, tissues aren't free, crayons and coloring books aren't free, bubbles aren't free either, but the future movers and shakers of our nation can't cope without all this back to the womb therapy. Cut the funding and maybe the universities will find it prudent to get back to the business of education. A return to "shape up or ship out" would be refreshing, don't you think?

Buzzy's Song

Fly me to the moon

And let me live

Where I am free

These colicky, cry babies

Are way too much for me!


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      breakfastpop 15 months ago

      Dear teaches,

      I want to and have to believe that President Trump will turn things around. The Dems need counseling both psychological and moral because they are determined to screw everything up. Let's hope for the best. See you at the Inn.

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      Dianna Mendez 15 months ago

      It would be perfect if both parties would dissolve and come back unified to create moral laws for all people. Probably not a reality, but I do pray this new year will reestablish freedoms we have given up through the past few years.

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      breakfastpop 16 months ago

      Good Morning Jennifer,

      If these fools don't stop carrying on, I am going to start crying! See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 16 months ago

      Good Morning fp,

      Thanks for the wake-up tune. I did a little dance and sing-along and I am happy. I look forward to the lyrics. See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 16 months ago

      Good Morning Jim,

      If people of any age had to pass a test based around common sense, we would have a very small voting pool. I doubt any Dem would pass. Hillary couldn't even vote for herself. See you at the Inn.

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      Paula 16 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      OK Sgt Pop & Corporal Buzzy.....I see you have a job for me. I will get right on it.

      I will write the words to our new song "Suck it up Buttercup," of course to the tune of "Build me up Buttercup."

      One of my very favorite Baby boom era tunes by the Foundations (1968)......Love it. It brings me back to a most wonderful & happy time in my life. In fact, it played on the car radio as My husband drove to the Army Hospital to deliver our first born Angel baby.

      I promise I'll write great lyrics for the college babies & other thumb suckers......Thanks for the project. I need to stay busy

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      FitnezzJim 16 months ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      Does anyone else see a potentially emerging market for something called Trump Pacifiers?

      More seriously (but not a lot), will this cry-baby response trigger an effort by the more mature adults in the nation to begin an effort towards repealing the Twenty-Sixth Amendment passed in 1971. As reminder that amendment states: "The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age".

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      breakfastpop 16 months ago

      Dear lamb servant,

      First of all, Obama is enjoying this wave of idiocy. He sees it as a validation of his failed presidency. These last eight years have been a nightmare. I withstood it and wrote about it, but I didn't burn my neighborhood down. Something sickening is loose in America. We have to identify it and get rid of it. See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 16 months ago

      Dear Tom,

      You are right on point. Pablum is enormously expensive and crayons are through the roof! See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 16 months ago

      Dear Jackie,

      I feel exactly the same way. Despite all the ridiculous talk about Trump and his appointees and potential appointees, I have faith that he is going for the gold. See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 16 months ago

      Dear billy,

      Thank you for supporting me. I have to say that this current wave of infancy is very troubling. Most candidates I support never win, but I don't take to the streets and cause trouble. This ridiculous behavior on the part of college students and adults already in the work force is insane. The dumbing down of America is in place and in force. See you at the Inn.

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      Lori Colbo 16 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      Call the waambulance. My guess is a great number of the students didn't even vote. Same as the rioters.

      Where is Obama to call for a stop to the rioters? Silence is an approval. He can't get our of the Whitehouse soon enough. I will need counseling, a service animal, and a note from my doctor saying I can't work until he leaves.

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      Tom Whitworth 16 months ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop and Buzzy,

      I would imagine the cost of serving pablum and formula alone at college dorms is astounding.

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      Jackie Lynnley 16 months ago from The Beautiful South

      They are ridiculous aren't they, and causing injury and even death and our president only has to say to them to keep up the good work. January 20th cannot come soon enough! I hope this nation has the sense to give this new president chance. I doubt he was the first choice of anyone's to start but as it has turned out he seems to be our one best hope to recover what we have lost and he probably was the only one who would do it so I thank God!

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      Bill Holland 16 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Here's a truth the Democrats and Republicans need to grasp: the population of the United States is getting younger, and both parties need to find a way to connect with that younger populace. It's a problem both parties are aware of but as of yet have no solutions.

      As always, I love your love for this country.