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Updated on August 26, 2018
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Harlotte Spins A Breakfast Tale

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday August 26, 2018. Our creative friend, Spider Harlotte, is at the stove weaving a wonderful breakfast for all of us. This morning's fare is a beautiful batch of Banana Walnut Pancakes. I will be supplying the syrup and French lattes. Harlotte is tired of all the investigations that are on going and going nowhere. The president is under the thumb of Mueller who is doing a first rate imitation of a mob boss. He is investigating anyone who has ever come into contact with the president in the hope that if he and his gang torture them enough they will squeal on the president. Whether or not what they have to say is true is irrelevant. The Mueller gang wants to get rid of Donald Trump, and they will stop at nothing to accomplish that. In their wake are many lives that have been destroyed because of their actions. General Flynn is a perfect example of what happens when corrupt government officials decide to play dirty and ruin lives. General Flynn couldn't keep up with the cost of defendng himself against a non crime, so he caved in order to save his family. He pleaded guilty even though he was innocent. Our justice system is no longer just. It has been tainted by the interests of powerful and dangerous people who want to run the show without outside interference. President Trump is that outside interference, and those who support him are outside the system as well. Our country is crying out for true justice. Our country is aching for a return to decency. Our country is mourning the death of common sense. How do we begin to turn things around before everything we once stood for is lost?

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Better Education is Key

If we look to the future, it becomes clear that we have to reverse the current trend of graduating students from colleges and universities who know nothing about our history and less about the world. The current epidemic of stupidity prevalent among college students and fairly recent graduates is staggering. These young men and women are going to go out into the world and become the future Maxine Waters in Congress, unless we can turn things around and demand better teachers and higher standards. The darling of the Socialist Democrats is Ocasio-Cortez who now is telling anyone who will listen that global warming is killing Americans. This young woman went to some pretty fine schools, and somehow emerged more ignorant than a three month old infant. At least that baby has promise. Cortez has none, but she very well may end up in Congress where she will fit right in.

The indoctrination of our nation's children begins early. They are subjected to teachers who are so left leaning it is surprising they can walk upright. By the time these kids graduate from high school the damage is done. They are ripe to inhale the ramblings of left-wing professors who hate America and have very low standards when it comes to education. The proof of the decline in education is evident every single day.

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Zero Tolerance

There are a very alarming number of examples occurring in our schools that point to a very damaged system of education. A 10-year old boy was disciplined by his teacher because he called her ma'am. Apparently this teacher told the class never to address her that way. The student was out ill at that time, and so he was unaware of his teacher's psychotic attitude. The teacher freely stated that she wanted to throw something at the kid. The school solved the problem by transferring the student to another class. The teacher remained in class. If we keep tolerating this kind of lunacy, we will graduate lunatics.

Another hideous example of stupidity just occurred in Virginia. The school system in Fairfax County is spending precious school hours on "evolving sexual identity", and on the proper handling of contraceptive drugs and devices. They compounded their over-reach by teaching kids that they weren't actually born male or female. The term "biological sex" has been removed from all lessons. The term has been replaced by the term"gender-fluid." I suppose it's normal to feel like a girl one day and a boy the next. This garbage is all a part of tearing us down as a society. It is preparation for accepting almost anything, and clearly it is a part of a much larger movement that seeks to radically transform us as a nation. Barack Obama and his far left buddies must be thrilled.

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Before It's Too Late

Unfortunately, there are loads of examples of the deterioration of our values, our knowledge, our common sense and our love of country. We can change Congress by voting out the fools and electing people of integrity. In order to do that, we must educate our children to be concerned citizens who know right from wrong, have the ability to read, write, absorb information and make intelligent decisions and choices. As voters we need to make our voices heard. We need to demand that Congress ac and produce results. We need to put an end to people like Mueller. We need to educate our children to become informed voters. We need to expect more from those we give authority to, and we need to get rid of them when they let us down.

I refuse to believe that it is too late to reverse the course we are on, but it is going to be a close call. Let's get busy.


Harlotte's Song

Oh, what a tangled web we weave

When first we practice to deceive

Sir Walter Scott.


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    • tsadjatko profile image

      6 months ago from now on

      Sancuary should have just stopped at “I have no idea” because he/she/it truly is clueless.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Sanctuary,

      Perhaps reading comprehension is not your strong point. By the way, our government is the best in the world, and the world knows it.

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      Sanxuary 

      6 months ago

      I have no idea what this blog is hoping for. Is it political or crying about some weird non-sense? Your government stinks and education stinks but who knows what the story is about.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Good Morning brad,

      Tanks for your excellent observations and commentary. Needless to say, I agree with everything you put forth.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      8 months ago

      T

      And I liked JFK

      Thanks

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      I like that!

      Ask not what you have done for the democrats, but what have the democrats done for you?

      Lol that is just precious! Thank you Brad!

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      8 months ago

      Pop

      Thanks, and I share your questions about democrat voters.

      The key is that they are put into a super liberal based free public school system.

      It is like the baby elephants that are tethered to a stake in the ground and connected by a chain. When they are babies they can't break this tether. But when they are full grown, they could easily break it. The reason that they don't is because when they were babies they tried and tried to break it, but weren't big enough.

      Then, after so many tries at trying unsuccessfully to break it, they just gave up. When they became big enough to break it, they had the imprint in their brain that they couldn't break it, so they don't even try.

      That is similar to the students going through the super liberal based public school system. The big difference from the elephant is that these student don't even know they are being tethered to the democrat party. They only have one ideology being taught to them.

      And when an opposite view is in front of them, they want to treat it as the enemy. The CA school system produce one of the lowest educated students in the country. Confusing education with intelligence needs to be challenged, especially when it comes to educated voters.

      That is why they say that president Trump doesn't do well with young college students or grads. The majority of this group have been brainwashed under the guise of being educated.

      I keep hearing the cry that we today must do for our children, yet what we have seen from the generations going back from today is a progression of children that were worse than their parents, who were worse than their parents. The trend is that in a few more generations there will be no demarcation between intelligence and the sheep that were the children of the children.

      Every generation has their rebels, but today the rebels are the people that don't believe in mediocrity and excellence is still their goal.

      It was the SCOTUS and both parties that have morphed and made obese the US Government. The government is now fattened by the Income Tax which allows it to continue to expand while not providing any benefit to America or Americans except for those who want to be showered with benefits they didn't earn.

      Everything today is a federal case, meaning that the states no longer function, and they certainly are not United.

      The country was created based on a small but powerful central government, and the states provided the rest. That paradigm has been replaced by its bizarre negative version.

      A different spin on the JFK speech!

      Ask not what you have done for the democrats, but what have the democrats done for you?

      Yes, this is an emotional rant based on facts.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Good Morning brad,

      The Dems are only interested in keeping power. The current thinking is that if winning is on the line, lying is perfectly acceptable. There is no way that these fools give a damn about illegals. To a Dem, an illegal is either a present vote(illegal) or a future forever grateful voter. It is not necessary to be a rocket scientist to see that that Dems have never, and I mean never, solved any problems in the cities. They perpetuate them, and then when it is voting time they blame the plight of the citizens on the Republicans. The fact that voters fall for this lie is a tragedy. I struggle to understand the thinking of people who can't equate the mess (literally) in a city like San Francisco with the non-leadership they endure. I guess that more people than I ever imagined have been dumb-downed and brainwashed. See you at the Inn, and we'll kick this troubling subject around some more.

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      NOYFOB 

      8 months ago

      Pop

      My comment may be straying from the article, but as you have the audience, I would like to suggest that your friends should get all over the current wave of the left which is to make the illegal aliens the new American Citizens and giving them what should be given to people legally in our country.

      The Mayor of SF is ignoring the major homeless problem in SF, to the point they now have a paid poop patrol to clean up the mess created by the homeless. Along with poop, the homeless are big users of drugs which is apparently no longer a crime in SF.

      The scary fact is that this mayor is running for governor in CA, where the current two time democrat governor is bad enough. Did I mention, or was it implicit that this mayor is a democrat.

      As governor he wants to reward all the illegal immigrants with Free Medical and give them the run of CA by helping them stay in the country.

      CA has been run by democrats with all few lapses of like Ronald Reagan, and Arnold. But Arnold was really a Rino for probably a 100 years. The democrats live and breed in CA like rats in NYC another Democrat super base. That is the scary part that the SF mayor is almost a governor without even having to wait for the election results.

      The democrats running in AZ and FL also want to make open borders, remove ICE, and reward illegal Aliens by making them pseudo American and giving them free medical. Can you see the border gridlock when they win their elections and make this nightmare a reality.

      The democrat base consists of college educated whites that have been indoctrinated through the liberal dominated education system. That liberal indoctrination starts at grade school and continues through college, but it is not limited to schools in CA, it is ubiquitous across the country, and especially intense in the democrat run states.

      This is no longer a free public education, it is a breeding farm for liberals and super liberals to incestuously continue their production of new and even more dangerous strains of liberals.

      It is inconceivable how the democrat party that has forsaken America and Americans can still win government elections. They have taken their entire political platform and made it about the border and illegal aliens, while doing nothing for the voters, except for the voters that are illegal aliens but vote anyway.

      I would hope that your friends can shine a strong purifying light on these issues.

      Thanks

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      Paula, I know the thought of Hiliary running again is sickening but it seems to me that would be the best thing because if the Republicans are still in control then I would have to believe before Hiliary could get to the polls she’d be hit with multiple indictments along with Obama and some of their partners in crime and the Democrats would never be able to live down the fact that twice they picked the same worst candidate possible for president. Ironic, they would impeach Trump for no reason at all and run a felon for president. You couldn’t make it up, it just defies reason.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Good Morning Paula,

      The Clintons are rightly referred to as a crime family. People who get in their way tend to end up dead. An investigative reporter looking into reports that the Clintons attended parties in Washington with other losers that were actually pedophile parties ended up dead. She had witnesses who attended those parties and what was told to her was relayed to the FBI and the Justice Department. The woman died suddenly in her apartment. Police said she had a seizure. Another incident just occurred again tied to the Clinton mob. A former detective investigating a pedophile ring in Washington for a book he was writing was also found dead. Scary stuff to be sure. See you at the Inn, Paula.

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      Paula 

      8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Final Answer: Hil Liary Rotten Clinton & her sidedick Billy Boy have established themselves in stone, as the most corrupt, filth-laden (and untouchable) politicians in U.S. history.

      Worse than this, neither of those dirtbags has a scintilla of shame, remorse nor a care in the world. The American voter carries the shame of allowing these maggots the very power they use and abuse us with. Will it ever stop? Chances are highly unlikely.

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      Paula 

      8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      What??! T..slap your mouth! Hillary running in 2020? Are you trying to blow off the top of my head?

      Hillary...running??!

      Running for the border?

      Running a meth lab?

      Running a company that sells bleachbit?

      Running in a potato sack race with Huma?

      Running back & forth across Bill's face in her football spikes?

      PLEASE, T....stop this rumor in it's track....How much can an average American tax-payer tolerate??

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      All I can say is that I am so proud to know all the Poppers. You are the best and the brightest, and it is a privilege to call you friends.

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      NOYFOB 

      8 months ago

      T

      Real time viewing by a Chinese company in Washington DC.

      Starting with Clinton's unauthorized, private, and unprotected server doing the business of the Sec of State should have alone caused an indictment during the FBI DOJ shame investigation. And obstruction charges should have been made against all those in the DOJ and FBI that ignored her crime.

      In addition, the fact that Hillary Clinton's emails are were found on Weiner's computer is another series of violations on classified information attributed to Hillary Clinton's private server. Weiner didn't have security clearance nor need to know about these classified emails on his computer. And he shared that computer with his wife Huma Abedin, Clinton's top aide.

      Don't forget the obstruction of justice by all those including Clinton in destroying the evidence and destroying devices while under a subpoena duces tecum from the government.

      Any of these violations would warrant a grand jury and their indictment.

      The left is using the best defense which is going on the offensive. They believe the Clinton created myth that it was the Russians, while they totally placate and ignore what criminal acts were committed by Clinton et al.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      Hiliary! Ugh! Have you read the Chinese hacked her illegal computer in real time? They actually could see her desktop and everything she did as she did it!

      Don’t see a denial by Hiliary anywhere in the media which you’d think she of all people would be out there denying it if it wasn’t true. Yet there is talk she is running again in 2020? We can only hope.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      8 months ago

      Mr Happy

      What is your point here?

      You don't seem to understand the concept of Democrat Republic versus other forms of government. I said that the one flaw of the EC was the all or nothing. But even that change wouldn't have Hillary winning the presidency.

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      Mr. Happy 

      8 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thank You very, very much Mr. Brad for your comment. I think it portrays pretty clearly the difference of opinions when You wrote that: "Do we really want CA, IL, NY and other large populations to ace out many of the small states." - Yes!! That's what is fair and democratic: one person - one vote. Otherwise, call it strategically smart, or whatever You want but it is NOT fair, or democratic when a few people can hold as much power as a large group of people.

      As Mr. Maven wrote: "A popular vote would result in a plethora of political parties" - Yes! Because that is what is fair and that is actually representative of the many different opinions people have. similar to what exists in Britain todayeople are not just red, or blue. Mind You that is exactly what is happening in Canada now - same issue You have south of us. A plethora of parties would require engagement, the learning of give and take (which many people don;t know how to do nowadays) and that would be FAIR.

      Otherwise, let's keep the myth of we're the best to the side because our current electoral system is twisted and corrupted.

      And Mr. Maven, please understand that Great Britain has the first-past-the-post electoral system so, a popular vote will not give You a system "similar to what exists in Britain today". The American electoral system comes from Britain, just like Canada and India (which were all British colonies). Please look at Australia, also a former British colony but a country that has moved on from the British first-past-the-post electoral system.

      There seems to be a lot of confusion but I thank You all very much for the conversation. I appreciate it. All the best!

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      maven101 

      8 months ago from Northern Arizona

      T...

      Agree with Brad, very clever, and correct..Isn't that what just happened in 2016 ..?

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      NOYFOB 

      8 months ago

      T

      That is really clever. I think you are already there, and you have your own course that you teach. I appreciate your comment, and we will see how well it went:)

      Maven has done a great job here.

      I particularly like this one

      "If we were to scrap the constitutional system we have today and adopt a parliamentary structure, we could easily end up with a president elected with only 20 percent-25 percent of the vote..."

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      maven101 

      8 months ago from Northern Arizona

      Mr Happy...

      Lack of knowledge is no excuse for obfuscation...

      It is true (and should be unremarkable) that individuals in a society can exchange ideas and learn from one another, the fact remains that the individual, not the community, has a mind; the individual, not the group, does the thinking; the individual, not society, produces knowledge; and the individual, not society, shares that knowledge with others who, in turn, must use their individual minds if they are to grasp it... Any individual who chooses to observe the facts of reality will understand this... The fact that certain “philosophers” (or “dialogic communities”) deny it certainly has no bearing on the truth of the matter...

      With regard to the concentration of power with the people, you have presented a false argument with the idea that the it originated with the British Empire, a parliamentary system that the Founders sought to divest and reject in our Constitution... The structure of the Electoral College can be traced to the Centurial Assembly system of the Roman Republic...The similarities between the Electoral College and classical institutions are not accidental... Many of the Founding Fathers were well schooled in ancient history and its lessons... Management principles provide solutions to governance...A popular vote would result in a plethora of political parties, similar to what exists in Britain today, resulting in a President being elected by a single-issue minority of people... We see this effect in parliamentary systems, where the party with the most votes after an election has to put together a coalition of many parties, each demanding attention to their issues, in order to create a governing majority in the Parliament... If we were to scrap the constitutional system we have today and adopt a parliamentary structure, we could easily end up with a president elected with only 20 percent-25 percent of the vote...

      The 12th Amendment insures that power is concentrated with the people, not by government fiat, but by the representation of ALL 50 states...A concept that is probably beyond your ability to assimilate...

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      Brad, I read all of that (wonder if happy will do the same - you’ll know when he answers if he answers) so now I feel like I have completed your course professor, how many credits was it? I need a few more to get my BBC degree, Bachelors of Brad’s Comments.

      Lol good job!

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      NOYFOB 

      8 months ago

      Mister Hqppy

      You say

      ""There is no other nation on Earth where power is more concentrated in its people" - This is not correct at all. First-past-the-post, the electoral system You have and we have, comes from the British Empire, it was handed down to its colonies and we still have it. "

      B:

      Some research turns up the fact that some systems have used something like an “electoral college” from time to time, although some that previously used them have dropped them in favor of direct election (notably France). These “electoral-college” systems have actually been elections by members of the legistlature, generally speaking, but the American EC seems to be unique in that the electors have no other power, and members of the legislature are specifcally excluded.

      There have been a few systems that used some form of “electors”—such as the Catholic Church and the Holy Roman Empire—but the Electoral College (EC) as such is a uniquely American invention.

      The Catholic Church and the Holy Roman Empire are not examples of democracies.

      You can say that a Parliamentry system is vaguely like an Electoral College, even though there are huge differences. A Parliament does not officially “elect” a Chief Executive, but if the Prime Minister (PM) loses the support of Parliament, he or she is out. But, despite some vague similarity between a Parliament and the EC, you can’t say they’re the same thing. EC members have absolutely no purpose other than to vote the way they’ve been directed, one time, and then go home. Their function is not necesary.

      In all countries other than the USA, in which there is an elected Head of State, such as a President, separate from the legislative branch, no one uses anything quite as goofy as the American EC, where EC members have no other function in government.

      The Electoral College and the Horse-and-Buggy Days

      A major reason behind the invention of the EC is that in 1787 there had never been a direct, continent-wide election in the history of the entire world. There had been democracies and quasi-democracies, but they had either been city-centric or worked through Parliaments. If you were a Roman citizen, you had to go to Rome to vote. Under Cromwell’s Republic in England, local elections chose members of Parliament, then the members met in London to choose the Lord Protector.

      My point is, before 1787, all politics truly WAS local, and no one had the slightest idea whether it was technologically possible to collect millions of votes from all over and count them accurately. It had simply never been done. This was in horse-and-buggy days, a long time before the advent of computers, radio, or televsion.

      But a strange thing happened. Almost from the beginning, people treated the EC exactly as if it were a national election. The thing was designed so that voters would select local people of wisdom, and then those electors would use their own judgment. But it never worked that way. Instead, it was, “I’ll vote for you if you vote for Jefferson, etc.”

      --------------------------------

      This system is undemocratic and the power is not equally shared with the masses. It is not a proportional representation system where one person equals one vote. So, no power is not concentrated equally among people"

      B:

      We already have other ways to avoid one person one vote such as gerrymandering.

      The critical problem of the Electoral College as I see it is the All or nothing Votes. For example in CA the 55 EC votes all went to Hillary Clinton. Using proportionality would have given Trump 20 of those 55 EC votes. Changing the EC to use that proportionality rather than All or nothing would make in the case of CA 4million voters part of the election. And as for the popular vote, as the previously quoted article says about local versus nationwide elections we also have to deal with the states with small populations getting overrun by those with big populations. Something that makes the UNITED States different.

      In CA three million more people voted for Hillary Clinton, and that is where the popular vote was won by Hillary. With CA restricting any checking of who votes, how do we know how many of the voters were eligible to vote. A Voter ID law needs to be nationwide to protect the validity of the presidential and other elections.

      Do we really want CA, IL, NY and other large populations to ace out many of the small states. The top 10 states account for about 45% of the total population. This means that 10 states have almost half the population and 248 EC with the other 40 states have only 292 EC votes.

      The point is that the popular vote from 10 states could control the one vote one person strategy to nullify it.

      England was also not a Democratic Republic.

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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Good Morning T,

      Thanks for the info, and I roundly applaud your conclusion. See you at the Inn and then it is off to the mines!

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      Ditto on that BP! Did you know.

      In 1921, black, white and immigrant (imagine that, legal immigrants came here to work in mines, no freebies then) mineworkers took up arms to battle the coal companies that controlled and exploited every aspect of their lives. United, they wore red bandannas to identify each other in battle. They called themselves the “Redneck Army”.

      The miners proved what we know today: there is nothing more frightening to a coal boss or corrupt POLITICIAN than a courageous, united, multi-ethnic coalition of working men and women.

      See you all at the mines (after the Inn of course).

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      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Dear Paula,

      If you're a redneck, then I'm in too!

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      Paula 

      8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Aw,,,,Ah'm a-blushin. Ah love you too pop! You know,,,,I been told a whole lot that I'm INCITEFUL....and I keep tellin 'em.....they is spellin it wrong...but U know us rednecks,,,,,just as stoopid as we look!

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      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Dear Paula,

      I truly love you. You are witty, highly intelligent and oh so insightful. See you at the Inn.

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      Paula 

      8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Mr. Happy.......Hmmmm, so interesting you chose healthcare and education to try to dissuade me from my love & loyalty to my country. I live just 30 minutes from the bridges to Canada.......always have. I have numerous Canadian friends, (owned a cottage at Crystal Beach for many years). Those friends come HERE for medical care, as do many of their Canadian friends & family. The main reason they state for this? "They could all DIE, while waiting to even SEE a Dr. in Canada." (Their words, not mine.) Further, as for "education," when each of my sons attended college (here in the U.S.) they attended classes with nearly as many Canadians as U,S, citizens. Are you able to explain this?

      Perhaps you should have chosen 2 different topics for comparison? I'm just sayin......

      Don't misunderstand me. I love visiting & shopping over the bridge & going to Toronto to see live Theater. But it's not my home and IMHO, nothing compares to the U.S.......I repeat once again.

      Is there a specific personal reason you wish to tear my country down or attempt to have me see it through your eyes? Regardless, Mr. Happy, I'm a very loyal kinda gal...so, it's not working!

      Here's the deal....you love where you are and I'll do what I do as an American. IN AMERICA, the country every single other country in the damned world, floods to, crawls to, TRIPS OVER EACH OTHER, and risks their lives to get to......BECAUSE IT IS IN FACT, THE GREATEST NATION IN THIS WORLD.

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      Mr. Happy 

      8 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      Thank You for your comment, Mr. Maven.

      I agree with You about: "Collectivism instructs the individual to conform, meld into a group, sacrifice for the group, collective or state, to sum, for the "greater good". Here I would say that this is the cost of living in societies. We have to give and take, so to speak. If one wants complete freedom for "the individual", there's always the middle of some forest, or desert, or mountains, etc. I hear that's why some Americans move to Alaska.

      "Epistemological speaking, knowledge is a product of the perceptual observations and mental integrations of individuals." - Here You are correct to a point. That point being that every individual, uses knowledge from other individuals to come up with new inventions/creations. It's team-work nonetheless. The wheel was already build for whoever invented the horse carriage, as a quick example.

      Now to a more important point which You made: "Man must have freedom to create, without physical or emotional restraint". If we do not put serious restrictions on AI (artificial intelligence), we could create Frankenstein without meaning to do so. So no, we need restrictions, oversight, etc. If You care, listen to Elon Musk talk about it (this is just a 4 min clip) and he maintains that this is the most serious threat to humanity, as a whole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaJgt1uyiJ8

      "There is no other nation on Earth where power is more concentrated in its people" - This is not correct at all. First-past-the-post, the electoral system You have and we have, comes from the British Empire, it was handed down to its colonies and we still have it. This system is undemocratic and the power is not equally shared with the masses. It is not a proportional representation system where one person equals one vote. So, no power is not concentrated equally among people. Any one country out of the 94 countries in the world, which have a proportional representation electoral system, are better than Canada, the United States, Britain and India (which use first-past-the-post). What You just wrote is a myth. How is power concentrated with the people when the electoral college puts in presidents which do not win the popular vote? It's a fraud and here in Canada we are trying hard to join the rest of the world in creating a democratic proportional electoral system, not a deceving one like we already have.

      I appreciate your explanation nonetheless. All the best!

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      Mr. Happy 

      8 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      Mrs. Paula, thank You for your comment.

      I just want to mention that regarding life expectancy the United States is somewhere around number 30 in the world standings between countries. Even Canada is ahead, by very little but still ahead (check OECD stats). At the same time the cost of healthcare in the United States is the most costly out of the whole entire world (even though your life expectancy is not the best - so, You pay more for a worse system lol). In terms of secondary education, the United States is 102 out of 197 (UNESCO institute of Statistics). Ahmm ... I can go on here but I would like to ask: are these the reason why You wrote " We have every right and every reason to brag"?

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      Paula 

      8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Hey, Mr. Happy! Does your middle name happen to be "Un" ???

      Also.... I see your green aura from way over here! HERE, in America, "THE GREATEST NATION THAT HAS EVER EXISTED ON PLANET EARTH." You might want to try to get a handle on that visible envy you deal with....green is not your color.

      Americans love our country. We are proud to be Americans. We have every right and every reason to brag, boast and be loudly, clearly Patriotic. This is not due to individual "ego!" (Very small minded of you to suggest this) Look beyond your nose, Sir. Think much BIGGER.

      I'm sorry you don't feel this way about your own country, but I also understand.

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      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Dear maven,

      I will be very surprised if you hear back from Mr. Happy. Your insightful comments may be too much for him to absorb. I'll meet you at the Inn.

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      maven101 

      8 months ago from Northern Arizona

      Mr Happy (who apparently is anything but)...

      When I say that "America was, is, and always will be the greatest nation that has ever existed on planet Earth" I am not speaking from any national or personal egotistical equation...My observation is grounded in factual truth...My education was formed by Jesuits that insisted on critical thinking, even sometimes to the detriment of Catholic ideology...I have no idea of your education or ideological influences that have formed you, but since you have elected to venture into this hub I have to conclude you are intelligent and seeking knowledge of American thought...

      As an average American I can tell you that most of the folks I know, and I move in diverse circles, have a strong bond with the idea of individualism as a cultural norm...The individual is metaphysically real; he exists in and of himself; he is the basic unit of human life. Groups or collectives of people—whether families, partnerships, communities, or nations—are not metaphysically real; they do not exist in and of themselves; they are not fundamental units of human life. Rather, they are some number of individuals. This is perceptually self-evident. We can see that it is true.

      Collectivism instructs the individual to conform, meld into a group, sacrifice for the group, collective or state, to sum, for the "greater good"...

      Epistemological speaking, knowledge is a product of the perceptual observations and mental integrations of individuals. Man must have freedom to create, without physical or emotional restraint... A collectivist would say that creativity is driven by an" interactive dialogic community", a manipulative supposition that means absolutely nothing...

      The politics of individualism is essentially what the American Founders had in mind when they created the United States but were unable to implement perfectly: a land of liberty, a society in which the government does only one thing and does it well—protects the rights of all individuals equally by banning the use of physical force from social relationships and by using force only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use. In such a society it leaves peaceful, rights-respecting citizens completely free to live their lives and pursue their happiness in accordance with their own judgment. There is no other nation on Earth where power is more concentrated in its people...This was the guiding principle when the Founders declared independence from Great Britain and nothing has existed before or after that declaration...

      These are the facts, Mr Happy, that have made America not just great, but unique in human history...no ego, no brag, just facts...

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Dear brad,

      I get it brad, and of course you are right. The left has very loud voices and the complicity of the media. All it takes is one Atheist to put an end to the presence of God in a public arena. I'm waiting for you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Mr. Happy,

      Ego has nothing to do with maven's remarks. He is expressing his love for America. I share his feelings, as do many other proud Americans.

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      NOYFOB 

      8 months ago

      Pop

      My point is that we are not the ones subjecting the country to the LGBT mindset, and even using the law to make their point

      Mr Happy

      You live in Canada, how would you know what Maven's point means in the US. Here is an issue for you to write about

      "

      HomeWages and TaxesIncome Tax in Romania: Possible Revolution Starting 2018

      "

      The problem I see is that you don't have a good vantage point to base your comment.

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      Mr. Happy 

      8 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      I know Mr. Maven has his opinion. Everyone does. And I wrote: "I certainly do not feel as a lesser Being because I was born in Romania, or because I live in Canada at the moment." So, why would You write: "If you feel that he was saying he is better than you"? I just wrote that I did not feel that way LOL

      The point I am making is that if I say: "Romanians are the best! We are the best that the world has ever seen." Would that not mean if we, Romanians are the best then, everyone else comes after us. Like, everyone else is not as great as us Romanians? Do You not see that as a problem of the Ego? Me, me, me - I'm the best! Everyone else ... pfff.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Mr Happy,

      Maven has a right to voice his opinion. If you feel that he was saying he is better than you, perhaps you need to build up your self-esteem. They have professionals who can help you with that.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Dear brad,

      I understand what you are saying but let's face it, this topic is a mind wrecker. Frankly, I don't care about other people's sexual preferences. Let's live our lives the way we see fit and stop making giant issues out of our sexuality and identity. We don't have to tear down our society and re-build it in the image of a few. See you at the Inn, brad.

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      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Dear maven,

      Your description of the Communist Party is a perfect reflection of the Dems as evidenced by Pelosi. She told her party to lie if necessary in order to get elected. That explains so much of what is happening now. The attempt on the part of the left to fundamentally change us is anything but subtle. I see evidence of it everywhere I look. The papers are biased and twisted. TV ads portray an America as they want it to be. Schools are punishing kids for words such as "she and "he". We had better put an end to this garbage before it becomes impossible to function or think straight. I'll meet you at the Inn.

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      Mr. Happy 

      8 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      Mr. Maven, when You state things such as: "I'm off to the Inn where I'm buying drinks for all that believe that America was, is, and will continue to be the greatest nation that has ever existed on planet Earth", that automatically means everyone else is "below" You, or "less than" You. Mind the Ego if You will please. We are all the same in the eyes of God, no matter where we were born. (Not like we have a choice where we are born.) I certainly do not feel as a lesser Being because I was born in Romania, or because I live in Canada at the moment.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      8 months ago

      Pop

      "The indoctrination of our nation's children begins early. They are subjected to teachers who are so left leaning it is surprising they can walk upright. By the time these kids graduate from high school the damage is done. "

      How do we ensure that teachers are vetted, and monitored to not teach biased views, especially those that can't be proven? How do we ensure that parents have a say as to what is being taught, and reject having their children be exposed to it.

      For example, gender confusion is not a science, it is sociological vehicle carrying the beliefs of people that want gender confusion to be main stream belief. They talk about the alt right, but this is alt reality.

      Now the teachers are enforcing this fairy tale, punishing students when they don't use the proper word when addressing them.

      This is the tail wagging the dog!

      In this century, SCOTUS has made yet another bad decision and this time it encourages the people behind the social reengineering to go further across the line of reality. They now are emboldened with the appearance of being backed by the law. However the law of the Supreme Court is not as valid as the Law of nature.

      Like the democrat speared Trump Russian Collusion, there is also no proof to support gender confusion.

      The L G B T qrs

      Are groups that are not even equal to each other much less equal to heterosexuals.

      The L don't want males

      The G don't want females

      Therefore L cannot equal G

      The B don't care whether it is male or female.

      The T doesn't know which way to go.

      There is no equality then L G B T

      Yet, they as a group want to be equal to heterosexuals.

      Heterosexuals have a complimentary existence.

      M doesn't match F

      But M+F can do something that no other relation can do, and that is procreate. That doesn't mean that they have to procreate but they can it they want to have a baby. Then the left says they can control life and death with their right of the Woman to make the unilateral decision that tool a bilateral union to make.

      This is also part of their confusion in logic versus reality.

      The point is that 1 and 1 is 2 only if 1 is M and the other is F.

      It is by no accident that M and F have separate organs that when joined together create new life. While MM or FF can't do.

      The B gender shouldn't even be connected in LGBT, because B clearly makes a choice. And T is like a biological process that was never completed.

      Yet, the LGBT clearly the minority now wants to be the majority. They can't do it by procreation to add to their numbers, but clearly their brainwashing techniques are creating doubt in some people to make them join in the confusion.

      They say that being a L or G is not a matter of choice, but they can't seem to have any scientific proof, like a L or G gene to support their position. For example, if you had to prove in a court of law that someone was an L or G how would it be done.

      The question, Are you gay? the answer Yes. Now cross exam to find the proof. Why do you say you are gay? Well, because I am. Why is that, well I am attracted to my same sex. How is that any different than saying I am a vegan. I don't like meat. How does that comparison not resolve to a simple choice. I like?

      My point is biology is science, gender confusion is not biology, but it is social re-engineering to make everyone not in gender confusion conform to the will of the minority.

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      maven101 

      8 months ago from Northern Arizona

      Good Morning, Pop and Harlotte...

      Another wonderful and informative hub by my favorite patriot...This "gender-fluid" nonsense is getting out of hand...We are being laughed at by the rest of the world, Russia in particular... The old USSR fueled the anti-war movement in the 60's and 70's, now they have influenced increasing racial tensions in the 21st century, and have created anti-government movements like Antifa and college campus turmoil...they, and their useful idiots in academia, will use any means to create division and chaos within the American educational and cultural domains...they have even infiltrated our commercial marketing arenas with subtle and not so subtle innuendo being passed off as "normal"...

      My prior Almond Joy comment certainly applies to the nonsensical concept of "gender-fluidity"...Common Sense has been replaced with political correctness, an abstract ideology created by the Communist Party in 1930...It went something like this: Whether or not something is true mattered less than whether it advanced the Party's interest...Politically correct gender and racially themed politics works to advance and create division in American society...Why division..? Because it creates chaos, and chaos creates power vacuums to be filled by Progressives that want to create a cultural hegemony...Political correctness achieves its goals by having millions of Americans bite their tongue in tacit collaboration...It is, for all intents, a forceful seduction, like a mind-rape...

      I apologize if my comments were harsh and perhaps too graphic, but I believe that your enemy must be defined and identified as an enemy to American institutions and our way of life...

      I'm off to the Inn where I'm buying drinks for all that believe that America was, is, and will continue to be the greatest nation that has ever existed on planet Earth...

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Dear Lori,

      All this garbage is very, very disturbing. Clearly, it is an attempt to morph our society into a freakish version of who we once were. I think it is irresponsible and sick to tell young kids that they can choose their sex. If someone told me that when I was very young, I would have been petrified. This is all social engineering and I see evidence of it everywhere. Did you notice that ads on TV depict families where the parents are white, the kids black or visa versa. It is in your face manipulation in my book. See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Good Morning brad,

      Certainly education should be geared to the world we live in, but I also think we need to broaden our horizons.. I also believe quite strongly that college isn't for everyone. Given how expensive it is to get a degree, it should be geared to the real world. Studying philosophy as a major won't get a student anywhere in life. See you at the Inn, brad.

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      Lori Colbo 

      8 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      I can barely stand to hear the bizarre, ridiculous, and twisted gender beliefs. In fact I can't stand it at all. Why did God make sex organs people? God is the designer of the human being. He gave one organ for what is known as a boy, male, man, and a completely different organ(s) for a girl, female, woman. I saw a debate the other day between Ben Shapiro and a woman. Fortunately, it was very very respectful on both sides. But she was going on about the Boy scouts being open to girls. It wasn't right that girls can't be in boy scouts. How about boys being in girl scout. Then they got onto identifying as this sex or that sex. He asked the woman how old she was. She said twenty three I think. And he said "Why aren't you 60?" she stammered and couldn't answer. She finally said "Well age is not as important as gender."

      When I was growing up I was a tomboy. I was very curious about what it must be like to be a boy. Thank the Lord, there was no idiot to try to convince me I needed to change my gender simply because I was curious.

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      NOYFOB 

      8 months ago

      POP

      Education is overrated. It doesn't make you smarter, it barely educates you. I believe our current system of education goes back to the Greeks. And it was given to the rich.

      The education system today is antiquated and it needs a new paradigm. The focus shouldn't be on sociology, but computer technology. The latter is a skill that you need to achieve, without it you don't fit into the 21st century.

      We may need to look at other countries whose student excel in this technology and are a significant part of the people in these fields in the US.

      If you can't earn from learning it, then you don't need to learn it, at least not in formal education beyond high school.

      just a thought!.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Dear Francine,

      That's an excellent question. I suppose that eventually a doctor will have to announce simply, "It's a baby". I'll send over food and drink from the Inn. Feel better!

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      Francine19 

      8 months ago

      Hi Pop, Are doctors no longer permitted to identify the sex of a newborn? This is all too much for me. Nothing makes any sense these days....if I didn't have a cold, I'd be at the inn tonight!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Good Morning Pino,

      I agree. These days everyone wins. My grandchildren hate that idea, and I respect them for it. They are also very well aware of what things cost, and they earn whatever money they have. My grandson has been working for over a year, and he is only 14. Parents have to counteract the current trend of the Universal A, but most of them won't, and that is the sad truth. See you at the Inn. I think it's nacho night!

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      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Good Morning Paula,

      Now that I am a grandparent, I stay out of their business unless I am asked. My girls are on top of things and my grands are doing well in school. I don't discuss politics with my kids. It would be asking for trouble, I suspect. In any event, By the time my grandchildren reach college age we will probably be just like Venezuela! See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Good Morning T,

      Mobster Mueller used Cohen in the hope that Cohen would implicate Trump in anything. I'm surprised Mueller didn't put a bloody horse's head in Cohen's bed. Or did he? See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Good Morning Pamela,

      Parents need to be involved and stay involved. I talked to my kids all the time about what was happening in school. There were many instances where I had to intervene. One insane example is that both of my children were selected for the Gifted and Talented Program. It was a new concept at the time, and the teachers who were not involved took it very badly. It is hard to believe but these adults went out off their way to sabotage the program They treated the G & T children terribly. My involvement was necessary and exhausting. We need better teachers, higher standards and an end to tenure. It is a disgrace that we are not higher up in educational standings in the world. Shame on us. See you at the Inn.

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      Pino Krisio 

      8 months ago

      POP:The issue with our young people is that they have never really experienced loss or pain. Their parents, our children, gave them everything, and the school systems never had winners and losers. The "everyone gets a trophy" mentality is nonsense. No wonder these new voters want socialism. They have no idea what is means and how to fund it. (although no one ever figured that out! Ever!) This is sad and we need to vote for Republicans in November. I am off to the Bar. Need many of your great lattees......

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      Paula 

      8 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      pop.......I was "that" involved parent, as well, when it was MY kids, These are my kid's kids. Major difference. My sons & Daughters-in-law are (All 8 of them) near-perfect parents, IMO. In fact I am in awe of them. They respect & appreciate me, especially for minding my own business. (if you know what I mean) I'm not even a tax-payer in their school district. I'm sure they're aware of what their kids are being fed (and I'm not talking about school lunches!) If they find fault, they would deal with it. My 4 sons are conservative. 3 have conservative wives, while one is married to a liberal (Yes, we love her anyway...LOL) God only knows what kind of political conversations are had in their homes. Truthfully, I really do mind my own business.

      I can voice my opinions to my reps and I do. I also send letters, answer polls & questionnaires they send in the mail. I too believe a march would be great. Should some group get something circulating & begin publicizing, reaching out & organizing.....I'd be ready to roll. I know you'd be in the front row!

    • tsadjatko profile image

      8 months ago from now on

      Pamela, you hit that nail right on the head, and your articles on schools and teachers are a good read!

      BP, what about Cohen - the “crimes” he plead guilty to aren’t even crimes:

      https://m.theepochtimes.com/former-fec-chair-cohen...

      It’s hard to imagine how in the world a Judge can accept a plea of guilty to what isn’t a crime? As I understand it even the prosecutor is supposed to be seeking truth and justice, not just a conviction. So how can any court or prosecuter accept a guilty plea when what he is pleading guilty to isn’t even a crime?

      That’s like I break some law and the prosecutor says if you give me information on your friend, even though it isn’t corroborated, I’ll let you plead guilty to eating an ice cream cone!

      And about your friend, doing what he has to do to get a good grade, and what is that teaching him?

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Having recently written a couple of articles about schools and teachers, I only hope that people become more aware of what it takes to teach our young people. We are about 16th or 17th in the world according to test scores, but those are only in math, English and science. What about civics and history??? I guess parents have to take more responsibility in teaching their children if it isn't happening in schools. We need to get rid of these biased professors and teachers!

      I hope President Trump pardons Flynn, as I consider his conviction absolutely ridiculous. We are living in scary times.

      I will see you at the inn as I am too late for breakfast. I'm buying.

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      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Dear T,

      I had dinner with friends the other night. They told me their nephew went to Boston University and has decided to play the game. He is conservative in his thinking, but his professors are not. He writes to please them, because he wants the grade and he wants to graduate and get on with his life. He doesn't think fighting with them would be worth it or successful. I understand where he is coming from. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      8 months ago

      Dear Paula,

      As far as the schools are concerned, getting busy means getting involved. Be on top of things and be aware of what and is not being taught. When my kids were in school, I was that person. As far as the Deep State is concerned, all we can do is voice our concerns loud and clear to our Reps and make better choices voting. A march on Washington wouldn't hurt, but I have no idea how to start one. See you at the Inn. Dinner is on me.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Dear Mr. Happpy,

      Mueller coerced Flynn into pleading guilty by threatening the General's son Mike Flynn Jr. Evidence now shows that Flynn was targeted for prosecution for lying to prosecutors because Mueller was trying to flip him into participating in the Russia probe against the president. Mr. Happy, remember that sad polar bear pictured floating on an itty bitty berg? It was photo shopped and National Geographic has since apologized for it. The entire issue has not been decided, but thus far the deniers have it. By the way, windmill farms are not that effective, but coal is. Enjoy the day.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      9 months ago from now on

      And Mr. Happy here you go on Flynn, tip, you could have googled it yourself instead of revealing that all you know are left wing talking points

      https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/politic...

      Slowly taking over positions of power? Lol guess you missed the results of the last election which put federal, state governorships and state legislatures overwhelmingly in control of the Republican Party. You must have been one of those students Billy was talking about.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      9 months ago from now on

      BP I have to agree with Billy, the education system sucks from the perspective of preparing students for citizenship! And who do we have to thank for that? Liberals, liberal policies, liberal principals, liberal educators, liberal state departments of education, liberal school boards. Being a teacher and a liberal Billy should know.

      What is really needed even more is teaching students to think for themselves, how to use logic and to scrutinize anything they are told or taught. They have been taught only what liberals want them to know is in the constitution or how government works, teach them to think for themselves and maybe they will realize they aren’t being taught but indoctrinated by liberals.

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      Paula 

      9 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      pop & Harlotte.......No breakfast for me today, I've yet to regain my appetite. Sad to say, that may be the only good thing that's happening in these horrific days......a little weight loss!

      Such utter insanity. You say, "Let's get busy," and I agree wholeheartedly, but get busy doing what, for instance? It takes thousands of us in unity, all at once, to fight just one of them. So, where are the movements? How do we start one that can be mighty, loud, forceful & righteous?

      I hate the fact that we need to fight against our own, in the first place, but it certainly has come to this.

      I have not been concerned my grandchildren would fall victim to brain-washing as early as High School. I figured it wouldn't start until college. Being with my 16 yr. old grand son the other day has piqued my concern. The things he was saying made me sit up straight! You are onto something about the youth, pop......in a big way!!

      I'm in rough shape. I can't eat & I don't drink......guess I'll just take a stroll around the Inn. Turn the Jukebox up! Paula

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      Mr. Happy 

      9 months ago from Toronto, Canada

      "He pleaded guilty even though he was innocent." - Can You elaborate on this please? Mr. Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his contracts with the Russian gov't and he admitted his felony by pleading guilty. How is he innocent?

      "The darling of the Socialist Democrats is Ocasio-Cortez who now is telling anyone who will listen that global warming is killing Americans." - Sigh. At least we're slowly taking over positions of political power, from the older climate-change deniers and we'll have to try to save what is left.

      It still amazes me why someone would preffer to burn coal, or oil, creating thick smoke, as supposed to having solar pannels, or wind mills,or invest in geo-thermal energy, which do not let out constant fumes. Ohh well, to each their own.

      Thank You for the conversation. All the best!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Good Morning ab,

      Perhaps when all the vipers are exposed and expunged we can get on with making this nation safe and great. Have a great day and see you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      9 months ago

      Good Afternoon billy,

      What a shame!. It is no wonder people like Waters get elected. An uninformed electorate will fill Congress with fools. That explains what we have now. Have a great day!

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      A B Williams 

      9 months ago from Central Florida

      Good Morning Pop,

      The choir is standing by on this fine Sunday morning, with a hearty hear, hear and a very loud Amen!

      The voice of reason, the practice of common sense must never be silenced, must never be overshadowed! Now more than ever before.

      We thought we dodged a bullet, by shutting Hillary out, but as a result, Pandora's box was opened.

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      Bill Holland 

      9 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Good morning Pop!

      I started teaching in 1978. I finished in 2010. Not once did I teach in a school which taught Political Science as part of its curriculum. The simple fact is we are woeful at preparing students in citizenship. Most are completely clueless how the government works, and have never read the Constitution.

      And then they go out and vote!

      Enough for today! Have a great Sunday!

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