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The Bugs Missed the Bus
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Our bevy of bugs missed the bus that was supposed to return them from vacation. Apparently, getting away from it all was just too fabulous for words. I'll be standing in for them this morning. I made my re-entry into real life slowly and painfully, but I'm here and I'm outraged. Please join me for breakfast this morning. I am serving blueberry waffles, lattes and some details about the last embarrassment arranged by our dictator-in-chief. I hope to see you soon.
Thank you so much for joining me at the table. I arrived home from my vacation to learn that Iran was holding our sailors. They detained 10 United States sailors and they used the event to publicly embarrass our nation. The sailors were held by Iran for 16 long hours after their vessel drifted into Iranian waters. I watched the film of our soldiers apologizing and I felt sick to my core. This was a big moment for Iran and a low point for America. The State Department is trying to spin this disgrace another way, but the footage speaks for itself. Iran set out to embarrass our nation and this administration was fine with it. The story doesn't end here. The Obama administration, according to Defense Secretary Aston Carter, told the Iranians that our people were lost at sea and asked for their help. Call me naive, but when our soldiers are in trouble, isn't it the obligation and job of our military to come to there aid? It appears that President Obama jumped upon this opportunity to bow before Iran in the hope that the Iran government will love him in return. This administration has its loyalties all screwed up. Obama loves the Iranians, Sec. of State John Kerry loves the Iranians and the Iranians love the Iranians and hate us. Don't tell that to John Kerry whose daughter had the son of Iran's foreign minister as the best man at her wedding. It's all so cozy and sweet. Our soldiers run into trouble. We call the Iranians for help, apologize to them and the world, show our weakness to our allies and our enemies and then have to sit through this president taking a bow. He should be taking the walk of shame.
Iran is going to be getting $1.7 billion from the United States. The White House is very busy taking a victory lap for negotiating the release of five prisoners held in Iran. The administration has made sure to separate the release of the prisoners from the payment to Iran. After all, President Obama wants to avoid any suggestion that the U.S. was actually paying ransom to Iran to facilitate the prisoner's release. The timing of all of this is very strange, and I am being kind when I say this. Even a two year old knows that ransom payments encourage future kidnappings. I thought we didn't negotiate with terrorists, but apparently President Obama is more than willing to do just that. I have to say that I am happy the prisoners were released, but the circumstances of their release are very troubling. Of course all of this begs the question, "where is Congress in all of this?"
More of the Same
I missed the SOTU speech while I was away. It is my understanding that I didn't miss much. President Obama appears to have conducted another Magical Mystery Tour. He told America that our military was just as strong as ever. Clearly, the Joint Chiefs disagreed. I did get to see the expression on their faces and in their expressions was the truth. Under this president our military strength has declined drastically. President Obama stood before the nation and said that America has the strongest, most durable economy in the world. The truth is a far different story. Walmart, the largest employer in the United States, is closing hundreds of stores and laying off thousands of workers. I don't know what the president is smoking, but he ought to lay off it for a while. The only good take away from the speech is that it is his last. Of course, if Hillary steps into the White House she will be Obama's man. Our only hope in this area is that her own words come back to bite her in the end. Hillary said that there should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail. Let's hope she's right.
When the truth hits your eye
Like a blast from the sky
That's a wake-up call!
If we are to have any hope
We are going to need change