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Brainwashing 101

Updated on August 25, 2019
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Antoinette Prepares Breakfast

Good Morning,Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, August 25, 2019. Our busy friend, Antoinette, is in the kitchen preparing Bloody Marys for breakfast. Forget the food, Antoinette has lost her appetite. Attending college is an expensive endeavor these days. Not every job requires a college education, but that truth has somehow gotten lost along the way. Parents scrape up money, go into debt along with their children and never once analyze the worth of a college education or calculate the harm it can do. After four or sometimes five years of higher eduction, the graduate marching across the stage to receive their degree may be a totally transformed individual. Most parents would hope that their children emerge from college with their heads screwed on straight and an appreciation for this country and all the opportunities awaiting them. In way too many cases, the hefty price paid for an education is a good idea gone bad. Please join us for breakfast this morning. Antoinette wishes to elaborate on the subject over drinks. We hope to see you soon.

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Paying to be Brainwashed

Thanks so much for joining me this morning. A few of my human friends graduated from college recently. When they packed up their bags and headed to school they were young, anxious and uninformed about the world. When they emerged four and sometimes five years later, they were not as young, just as immature and uninformed about the world. Time and time again they encountered professors who were so far to the left that they make Bernie Sanders seem reasonable. While my friends were paying for college or having their parents foot the bill, schools like Washington State University were holding workshops for illegal immigrant students. This subset of students were being offered a tremendous amount of help to conquer their fears about being illegal. A program was created that will allow them to paint and engage in other activities to help them express their feelings. Rewarding illegal activity is now considered a must in our uber liberal society. There aren't any classes being offered to help students deal with their anxiety and feelings about illegals attending college. Americans are not a priority anymore, at least not to the left.

The president of Columbia Universityreferred to President Trump as "the mean and small-minded man in the White House. He describes President Trump, "This president who separates children from parents, attacks dead war heroes, and asks a foreign government to ban visits by members of Congress." When a university president is this misinformed, what can we expect of the students who attend Columbia?


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Teaching Insanity

Michigan State University told its student employees to stop using expressions like "I apologize" and "no problem" when addressing customers. The facilities manager claimed that such terms could act as a "trigger" to customers because the language suggests that they could have been a problem. If you aren't already confused enough, the school prefers that forms like "sir" or ma'am" be dispensed with. Apparently, the world we now live in is a binary world and we don't want to misclassify an individual's gender preference and sexual orientation. I have no idea what tuition is at MSU, but these students are not learning a single thing that will help them or the rest of society. They should request a refund. Oh wait, they will already do that when they get the free tuition the Democrats are promising. I suggest they don't hold their collective breaths waiting.

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Into the Frying Pan

The University of Houston, Clear-Lake, asked student government president Mohamed AbdelGilil, to apologize after he had the audacity to ask people to respect the free expression of opinions. Apparently, he did not get the memo from the left making it clear that freedom of expression only applies to views the left deems to be accurate and appropriate. Any student who has a conservative point of view is in hot water on most college campuses today. Parents of those students are advising their children to keep quiet, get an education and get out. Ugly disregard for the opinions of others is now the norm. Such toxic behavior has been institutionalized on campus, in the media and in Washington. This bug's advice is the following. If college is not necessary for the career you have in mind, avoid it like the plague. The life you save may be your own.


Antoinettes Song

Let's go children of the world

The day of reckoning is upon you

Against you tyranny's ugly flag is raised.

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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      22 months ago

      Dear R,

      Thanks for the link. Nothing is more important than our children.

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      RTalloni 

      22 months ago

      If you haven't read Why Meadow Died you might like to do so. https://www.amazon.com/Why-Meadow-Died-Policies-Pa...

      This review caused me to think of your comments: "Why Meadow Died is a Shakespearean tragedy set in a public school system. The dark truths about our society and ourselves that shine through may be painful, but parents can't afford not to confront them. Moms: read this book like your child's life depends on it. It just might." Author: Nicole Landers, Mom, Nurse, Founder Parent2Parent Network

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      23 months ago

      Dear R,

      It is never a good idea to sit back and let nature takes it course when it comes to educating our children. Like it or not, there are some awful teachers out there with terrible motives and agendas. The very thought of schools teaching mental health gives me a headache. I kept a close eye on what was going on in the schools. I am happy I did and so are my children. See you at the Inn. Could you bring some figs?

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      RTalloni 

      23 months ago

      Using the resources that pour into their pockets should be a heads up for parents, telling them that they are not getting their money's worth. The problems, as you mention, are deeper than financial, even though the economic choice of university education is a very poor financial decision, leaving too many in despair, without the needed tools for successful living.

      Parents need to stop going along with governments management of schools on every level. This week it was reported that both Florida and Oregon are now requiring young students to take mental health classes. Parents should step back and say no because they will not know the personal agendas of the mental health teachers, which is at the root of the problems you've already mention.

      Wanting to relegate their responsibilities to teachers, parents are ultimately responsible for what their children are exposed to, yet they blame the system. It's no wonder children and teens are hurting, confused, and deciding they think they are old enough to make their own decisions when they are actually in great need of loving guidance. Too young and inexperienced to comprehend consequences, they follow the crowd that mocks them if they do not.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      23 months ago

      Dear Jennifer,

      If you really need a degree for your chosen career, I say attend class, work hard, ignore the professor and unless you want a whole lot of aggravation, keep quiet. If you have a student who only knows that they are sensitive and need coddling, I suggest daycare! See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      23 months ago

      Dear Lori,

      It is insane to put so little thought into why college is necessary. The truth is when you have no clue what you want to do, take the time to find out before you waste time and money. See you at the Inn.

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      Jennifer 

      23 months ago

      It’s like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. You sign your children up for a crazy 4-5 year ride! Nothing makes sense and It’s absolutely insane what your hear and see while getting your degree. You just hope when they graduate they wake up from the nightmare and realize it wasn’t real. But the bills are very real so get a job, so safe space in the real world.

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      Lori Colbo 

      23 months ago from United States

      I noticed when the whole college tuition scam came out that one of Lori Loughlin's daughters, who had her own YouTube channel, blatantly stated on more than one occasion that she had no interest in school, only partying. Whether she got her daughters in illegally or not the price was wasted on a daughter who had no interest or gratitude.

      I have known many college students that major in weird things they will never ever use in real life. A cousin's son majored in anthropology and became a cop.

      This left ideology has gone beyond crazy. I'm glad there was no breakfast.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      23 months ago

      Good Morning Paula,

      I do feel the same way. My grandchildren are grounded, loving, generous and smart. They have great parents.

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      Suzie 

      23 months ago from Carson City

      Hey'''''Let us be as humble as possible....Super Women have children with Super men.......love them, teach them & raise them well......what would be the logical expected outcome?? A lot of work, a bit of luck, many prayers and caring family & friends. It's no huge secret and certainly not a mystery.

      I must confess though...As parents, my sons & their wives put me to shame. They simply leave me awe-struck. I'm only guessing you may feel the same...Cheers!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      23 months ago

      Daer Paula,

      In your case, I just know that your sons and grandchildren are fabulous, as are my daughters and grandchildren

      Love you..

      Patti

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      Suzie 

      23 months ago from Carson City

      And I am a cheap date! Non-alcoholic drinks don't cost a fortune! Of course I am going to tell you my sons are terrific....wonderful, handsome, smart. talented.......let me know when you're ready to yawn.....and of course, then there's my grandchildren...who are..........................................I'm quite obnoxious and will use any opportunity to prove it!! Love ya girl! I forgive you for the slight. Don't let it happen again.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      23 months ago

      Dear Paula,

      OMG, I must be blind! I am so sorry. I guess I need re-training after I take time off. In any case, I trust your boys are terrific. With a Mom like you there can be no other outcome. I just wish these professors would act professional and teach. Is that too much to ask for? See you at the Inn. Drinks are own me!

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      Suzie 

      23 months ago from Carson City

      POP!! Huh?? GIT yer butt on back here! You skipped right over me. Wanna give me a complex?? I'm cryin!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      23 months ago

      Dear Carolyn,

      Everyone once in a while someone says something that is just plain common sense. My observation, however, is that we have a shortage of common sense in this country. I'll see you at the Inn in a bit.

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      Carolyn Fields 

      23 months ago from South Dakota, USA

      I am seeing a glimmer of hope with people like Mike Rowe who are openly advocating getting jobs that fit the person, that don't require a university "education." I'm more concerned about the illegals who keep coming, taking resources with no end in sight. That's the tide that needs to turn.

      Great article, as always. Thanks for the drink idea!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      23 months ago

      Dear Bill,

      I have a very strong belief that you could be just about anything! Enjoy your day.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      23 months ago

      Dear Pamela,

      I agree. Some of the best teachers and professor I have had along the way kept their personal opinions out of the classroom. Now it is entirely different. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      23 months ago

      Dear ab,

      I love and appreciate your commentary. Parental involvement is key, but not in the way it is being expressed today. I find that parents berate teachers and the system that tells parents and students the truth about their abilities. Not everyone is a A student, but parents want them to be at all costs. By the time these coddled children reach college they just can't cope. Of course, now colleges have special love sessions for them to keep them happy. Correcting this trend is going to take a miracle. See you at the Inn. Leave the kids at home.

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      Bill Holland 

      23 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I should have been a car mechanic....have my own little shop...there is always a demand for car mechanics.....I couldn't have been a plumber, though. Too much stink...like being a politician. :) Happy Sunday,Pop!

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      Suzie 

      23 months ago from Carson City

      Good Morning, pop....you wise, wonderful human being. With 2 of my (2nd phase) precious crew, formal education completed and safely into the workforce (and one soon to enter) I can fully appreciate your opinions today. If I can offer any sincere advice at all, it is always to stand firm of one's convictions, hold tirelessly to what their family has instilled in them and be cognizant of doing the right thing, for the correct reason, toward a beneficial end.....while of course, being considerate of others and protecting one's self.

      Surely, there will always be more or less that the older generations can do but ultimately, our young adults are on their own, to seek and create, to give and receive, both the good and not-so-good of what this vast world offers.

      I can appreciate and agree with all you have conveyed today. Here's to the futures of our young, where ever they go and whatever they may pursue, that surely they remain strong, productive, moral and understanding of the true meaning of our lives and the enormous importance of what truly matters. Wacky leftist Professors be damned. Peace, Paula

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      23 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I think we see some of these problems throughout many school systems, and graduates do not seem well-educated at all. I had a World Religions class and throughout the class we all wondered about the professor's personal beliefs. We never found out. To me, he was a very good professor for that reason. Personal beliefs should be kept out of the classroom.

      See you at the inn Pop.

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      A B Williams 

      23 months ago from Central Florida

      Good Morning Pop, I'd absolutely love for high school guidance counselors to guide students in different directions, not exclusively to college. Some may be geared toward the military, some toward trade school. But, that will require guidance counselors with no other agenda but the best interest of the child/young adult.

      It's a different world, Parents must be involved and aware of the curriculum from their child's first day of pre-school until h.s. graduation, in order to counter all of the b.s. Maybe then, their kid will be equipped to reject the indoctrination...which only gets worse...in college/university.

      Sorry, I went a little long.

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