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No Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Updated on October 28, 2018
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Mantis Manny is in the Kitchen

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, October 28, 2018. Our pious friend, Mantis Manny, is at the stove this morning preparing Bacon and Egg Casseroles for our enjoyment. I am pairing the casseroles with Bloody Marys to add to the pleasure. Although the food will be enjoyable, what is on Manny's mind is quite disturbing. Many people in our nation have decided that civility is a bore. They prefer action in the form of violence. When they speak, their intent is to muddy the waters and inflame a nation. Manny is asking for the pleasure of your company this morning. He is anxious to get together to eat, drink and have a quality discussion about a very critical time in our nation's history. Both Manny and I look forward to your arrival.

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Dangerous Rhetoric

Thanks so much for coming to the breakfast table this morning. I am deeply disturbed by the increasingly careless and dangerous rhetoric sweeping our nation. Words can hurt. Words can incite people to violence. Words have consequences. Unfortunately, those who use words to incite violence rarely face any consequences. That is a huge problem for our nation. When Maxine Waters told a crowd of people to seek out people in government to tell them they are not wanted, she was inciting violence. Her call to action was heeded by lunatics and losers who verbally assaulted people like the McConnell's in restaurants. Waters should have been held accountable for her call for violence. There is no evidence thus far that Waters is being held responsible for her irresponsible words.

Let's not forget that during Kamala Harris's appearance on the Ellen Show, Harris was asked whom she would rather be stuck in an elevator with, Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Sessions or President Trump? "Does one have to come out alive?", she answered. Harris, DeGeneres and the audience got a huge laugh out of her disgusting reply. Democrats seem to have a taste for violence, despite their insistence that the uptick in violence is due to President Trump's remarks. I take exception to this claim. Ever since the Dems lost the election, bad behavior has increased on the part of Dems in Washington and the average person on the street who takes their cues from Washington.

Celebrities who use the media to spread their hatred of the President are equally responsible for the increased violence in our nation. Did we really have to endure hearing Madonna tell us that she often dreams about blowing up the White House? People in the public eye have a responsiblity when it comes to the words that come out of their mouths. Madonna's remarks were disgusting and unacceptable. She and her stupidity have no place in our nation. Perhaps its time we tell her she's not wanted.

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Ugly Encounters

There has been a rash of dangerous attacks in recent weeks that haven't always gotten the attention they deserve. Letters containing a white powder were sent to the Pentagon and the White House. Trump supporters were attacked by a mob of liberals. Antifa planned to stop Ben Shapiro from speaking at an event. An undercover person found out that the group intended to stab Shapiro and anyone else who got in their way. The police were contacted. The massacre was averted, but the mainstream media yawned and didn't cover it. In July, Rob Goodman, a political theorist, had a piece published in Politico. The article was titled, "Hey Democrats, Fighting Fair is for Suckers." He implores Democrats to never give up the reins of power once they get control back. If it means fighting dirty, then do it. This sentiment is the prevailing mantra coming from the left. The rhetoric is dangerous and its full fury is being felt everywhere in our nation.


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Hatred Spawns Tragedy

While writing this piece the nation learned that a synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA was attacked by a proclaimed Nazi . The temple was filled with worshippers attending a baby naming ceremony. The gunman came in, started firing and killed 11 innocent people. While he fired his weapons he screamed out that "Jews must die." The police responded quickly and captured this animal. Four of them were injured, as well. Not surprisingly, it took only minutes for the left to politicize the tragedy and start screaming about gun control. What came to my mind was quite different. I immediately thought of Farrakhan and his hateful, violent rants against the Jewish people. I remembered quite vividly that President Obama had the audacity to meet with this viper during his presidency. My mind then turned to the ugly sight of seeing Former President Bill Clinton sitting next to Farrakhan at Aretha Franklin's funeral. He shouldn't have been there, but he attended and the sight of Bill and Hillary with Farrakhan and Al Sharpton is forever burned into my memory. When people in positions of power stoop to occupying the same space as people like Farrakhan and Sharpton, it is clear that they have no moral compass and no respect for decent people. They march to their own tune, and it is not something anyone needs or wants to hear.

We will never bridge the gap between political parties as long as rabid partisanship continues to be fed by people like the Obamas, the Clintons and the rest of the Democratic Party. They have gone around the bend, and they don't seem to know that they are destroying our nation and imperiling our safety.

Decent law abiding people must find a way to raise their voices in protest. If we don't turn down the dangerous rhetoric and start taking responsibility for our words and actions, we will lose our way forever. I don't know if there is a path back to normal discourse, but we had better keep trying.


Manny's Song

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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Good Morning teaches,

      The problem is that the Dems are not changing their tune at all. In fact, now that they have the House they re going full steam ahead to derail Trump. This is a very sorry state of affairs. The dream of unity is just a dream. See you at the Inn, where peace and understanding really does exist.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 months ago

      I'm with you on decent people finding a way to voice their opinions. We have got to replace the chaos with unity and peace.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Dear brad,

      I am on my way!

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      6 months ago

      Pop

      Yes, the inn where reality still exists, and the food and drink are classic.Cheese cake there is the real thing. You stick a fork in it, and the fork stays, unlike the fake cheese cake where it falls immediately.

      yum!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      ear brad,

      Anti-Semitism is alive and growing. Those speaking against Trump's visit are progressives with a very radical agenda. It is almost impossible to discern the truth these days. I can't think of anything more dangerous than that. I'll see you at the Inn. I can't tune out the news either, so we have a great deal to discuss.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      6 months ago

      Pop

      This is interesting because I overheard on our local news, that president Trump's visit was not welcomed. My wife likes the people on KTLA and the news is secondary to her, but I try to not be in the room. She has them on the TV while she gets ready for work.

      The interesting thing is that she can tune out the news from the playful banter of the people on the show. I can't!! Lucky for me, we have two bathrooms to get ready for work.

      President Trump is the only president that actually moved the US Embassy to Jerusalem, you would think that would make him popular. Yet, as you say the media continues it divisive speeches in lieu of just reporting the news.

      And president Obama was totally against Israel and had the US vote against them in the UN.

      The news media appears to have the same goal of putting information and knowledge the very back of the learning train. Just like so many teachers in our schools today teach an additional subject of how to be a democrat and embrace all of their goals, so does the news but reporting the news at the very back of the news train.

      So our children are less knowledgeable about the 3 Rs and too filled with being democrat Pavlovian students.

      And the students don't stop getting indoctrinated when they graduate from high school, they get advanced studies in democrat philosophy in our very expensive colleges and universities.

      BTW, imo, I don't think that higher degrees of education make people smarter, just more educated. And that is especially true, with the invisible subject that cannot usually be seen on the curriculum. This is a bonus course that is included in every class where the teacher, professor or instructor feels compelled to tell you how and for who to vote.

      Finally, where the formal education political indoctrination ends, the slip into the msm political stream parallels it. It is the one two punch of the left. In 2016, it seemed to have festered into half the voters?

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Good Morning brad,

      The ugly talk continues. CNN tried to goad the Rabbi from the synagogue to blame President Trump for the massacre. Thankfully, the Rabbi did not succumb to this trash. Instead, he said that President Trump was welcome in the temple. "I am a citizen, and he is my President. Once again, the anti-Trumpers have tried to garner the spotlight. They are objecting to the president's visit, but they have no right to speak for the Temple. This ugly business will never end, and that is a very sad statement for America and its citizens.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      6 months ago

      Pop

      Sorry I am late to this article, but I don't seem to be getting notifications.

      Anyway.

      "Dangerous Rhetoric

      I am deeply disturbed by the increasingly careless and dangerous rhetoric sweeping our nation. Words can hurt. Words can incite people to violence. Words have consequences. Unfortunately, those who use words to incite violence rarely face any consequences. That is a huge problem for our nation.

      B:

      These words of violence and calls for condemnation and even action stem boldly and frequently from those on the left. Whether they are politicians, news show host, and guest, or even here on Hp come from the democrats and anti Trumpers (if there is a difference).

      They have been doing it for over two years, and they have become more angry and desperate as time goes by. I would submit that if the democrats dropped their verbal attacks on the president and the republicans the world of politics would tone down to where both sides would argue their political position on the issues, and not the personalities.

      Think about how unilateral these utterances of dangerous rhetoric are today. I would also submit that the democrats generate more than 90% of it, while the republicans and president Trump generate less than 10%.

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      "When Maxine Waters told a crowd of people to seek out people in government to tell them they are not wanted, she was inciting violence. Her call to action was heeded by lunatics and losers who verbally assaulted people like the McConnell's in restaurants."

      B:

      This is a perfect example of the 90%, and I challenge the democrats to find anything like that from president Trump or the republicans.

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      Waters should have been held accountable for her call for violence. There is no evidence thus far that Waters is being held responsible for her irresponsible words.

      B:

      This is an example of the political diode of the left which permits them to make any kind of statements, no matter how dangerous without it coming back on them. That is how a diode works, current travels freely in only one direction.

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      "Let's not forget that during Kamala Harris's appearance on the Ellen Show, Harris was asked whom she would rather be stuck in an elevator with, Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Sessions or President Trump? "Does one have to come out alive?", she answered. Harris, DeGeneres and the audience got a huge laugh out of her disgusting reply."

      B:

      Remember Harris was the AG of CAL before being senator in CAL. California where they protect CONVICTED illegal alien FELONS from being deported. Felons that have committed Violent Crimes, not creative bookkeeping.

      Shows like Ellen, the View and others are the incubators of creating the democrat voter.

      The interesting about her "answer" is consistent among all the anti Trumpers ( lets not include some democrats that aren't anti Trumpers, if they even exist ) is that they cannot, will not, do not answer direct questions. They have to deflect, ask a question instead of giving an answer, or just name call.

      Did Harris ever answer that question on Ellen?

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      B:

      If the democrats created hell, they would blame Jesus for driving them to do that because of all his talk about love.

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      " Democrats seem to have a taste for violence, despite their insistence that the uptick in violence is due to President Trump's remarks. I take exception to this claim. Ever since the Dems lost the election, bad behavior has increased on the part of Dems in Washington and the average person on the street who takes their cues from Washington.""

      B:

      I agree. But the anti Trumper plan is to accuse, never respond and accused again.

      It is a loop that a computer program would implement as;

      1. Output: Accusation

      2. Input: response to Accuse as rebuttal

      3. ignore #2

      4. Output: make deflective statement on #2

      5 Go to 1

      I could have embellished the program, but it would still run the same.

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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Dear R Talloni, is a time for reflection. It is also a time to come to grips with the reality of our situation. An ugliness has been unleashed in our nation. It has been fed by the wild accusations and lies coming from the left in the media, in Hollywood, in Congress and on college campuses. I don't know how or if we will ever bridge this gap, but for now we must remain vigilant and strong. The wave of over 10,000 people coming our way will only make our problems worse. The left is now calling for open borders. I just can't imagine how people can think like utter fools and garner attention.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 

      6 months ago from the short journey

      It's so important to speak up about the truth of what people who call for violence do, especially in the political arena. Opening up discussions about it all is crucial to facing the problems and finding solutions. The left wants us to believe that there is no hope except via more government policy, programs, and intrusion. Where will it end they ask, wanting people to believe that there is no hope. We ask, what the solutions are and how do we profitably discuss and implement them.

      For example, the media ignores people who have successfully defended themselves with firearms, presenting only a picture of government making guns illegal in order to be safe. The truth is, though, that people who have had to defend themselves know the truth of the matter. They would have been victims if they had not defended themselves because the reason they would have been a victim was because evil people do what they do one way or another.

      I use that concept because President Trump has been attacked for suggesting that the people in the synagogue might have averted the tragedy if they had implemented defensive procedures prior to this terrible tragedy. On the one hand, that event is still unimaginable. We do not want to believe it happened, but our feelings don't count in the face of the truth. The truth is, it did happen. And we could have seen the possibility if we had been paying attention.

      Our hearts are broken for that community, but to try to say such communities, Jewish or otherwise, should not be prepared to defend themselves is ludicrous. There may sometimes be a fine line between murder and self-defense but if a person behaves in a threatening manner people should be allowed by their government and their community to be prepared to act defensively.

      The Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) behavior of media personalities and leftist politicians in accusing others of what they themselves are actually doing makes them dangerous people. The public needs to continue stepping up to call their behavior what it is, holding them accountable for their actions.

      Today's latest school shooting has unique details, as they all do, but people are feeling unsafe with all the violence being reported in a hopeless manner. Instead of doing that media could be examining the promotion of violence in entertainment, how alchohol/drug usage is involved in these situations, and how their own rhetoric plays a huge part in it.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Good Morning AB,

      Well said! I believe that the American people are on to the left, and I also believe they will be soundly rejected in the mid-terms. If not, I don't see a way forward. The Dems do not have the best interests of the country in mind. What they want is eternal power, which explains their ignorant call for open borders. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Good Morning Pamela,

      There is a high road, but the left will never travel it. They believe that the hard and ugly approach is the way to win over the hearts and minds of the American people. Anyone taken in by this trash has neither a heart or a mind. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Good Morning Pino,

      Until those who seek to undermine our nation are held accountable and ay a price, this madness and hatred will go on. In the midst of all the chaos Obama comes forward to bash the president. That is unacceptable and disgusting. See you at the Inn. I'll line up the Bloody Marys!

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      A B Williams 

      6 months ago from Central Florida

      Good evening Pop, I believe the Democratic Party is well aware of the harm they do and they do not care.

      No, we will not bridge the gap, not when they seek to widen it, with every attempt to make this President look bad, with every insult of those of us that chose Trump over Clinton, with every incendiary outburst, remark...they divide us more.

      Trump asked for their support, he sought a bridge, but they wanted no part of it, no part of Trump, from the get-go! They’ve made it clear.

      I don’t know where we go from here. Not ONE leader of the Democratic Party has stood to say enough, this is about our Country and our posterity....even if it means they’d be standing alone....you’d think there would be one!

      Pay attention America, the Dem party is lost, they aren’t in your corner, they don’t have your back.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 months ago from Sunny Florida

      Pop, I hate the senseless violence against the Jewish community. The rhetoric does need to be toned done in a major way.

      I am glad Trump has talked with a sober tone about the bombs and the murderious spree.I hope he stops tweeting anything negative also because if he just doesn't respond to some of this negative talk he is then taking the high road.

      I am worried about our country and hope this last tragedy will be a wake-up call for everyone, but many of the liberal news outlets have blamed Trump again. Very disheayening.

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      Pino Krisio 

      6 months ago

      Good Afternoon POP:

      While this murderous act has me unsettled, I can understand hatred for a specific person who has hurt you, but I could never understand how someone can hurt an entire race or religion. Celebrities who think we even care about their political leanings are egotists. I care only about their acting, singing, etc. I thought that Madonna was questioned by the FBI but I could be wrong. Maxine Waters came very close to being sanctioned, but they did not do it. Why? Maybe because everyone is Congress is a wimp. This country is headed in the wrong direction; it is time for the republicans to stand up and fight back instead of taking the high road and ignoring the rhetoric from the left. By fighting, I mean hold them accountable for their actions and words. Maxine Waters never should have been given a pass for those words. She seemed to start this. It only goes to show that you can take the girl out of the ghetto, but the ghetto never leaves the girl.

      I do need a bunch of Bloody Mary's.... so I am off to the Inn. Save me a seat.....

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Dear Paula,

      That is the question, but the answer eludes me. When people turn a blind a eye and a deaf ear to the truth only chaos ensues. See you at the Inn. I'll save you a seat.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Dear billy,

      Thanks for your support.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Dear Jennifer,

      Those on the left including Obama have added to the turmoil. When a former president bashes the current president a line has been crossed and the damage to the nation can't be undone. See you at the Inn later.

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      Paula 

      6 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      pop & Manny....Another excellent article on a complex and concerning topic for Americans .It's more and more obvious there will be no end to this insanity in the near future.You are correct by bringing up the fact that no one suffers any consequence for their despicable actions and words. In these cases, it is as much as stating "It's all OK." The American people suffer greatly and yet the politicians, as always, simply do not consider any repercussions to the "people" they are sworn to lead, protect & consider at all times.

      At the end of the day, the burning question remains, "Who will step in bravely and firmly to stop all of this before it is literally the end of our country?" The time is now.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Here's the part of your article I completely agree with:

      "Decent law abiding people must find a way to raise their voices in protest. If we don't turn down the dangerous rhetoric and start taking responsibility for our words and actions, we will lose our way forever. I don't know if there is a path back to normal discourse, but we had better keep trying."

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      6 months ago

      Good Morning Carolyn,

      My heart is heavy this morning. The rash of horrific events keeps coming and I fear for the safety of my family and the nation. My heart goes out to the victims of the heinous synagogue massacre and their loved ones.

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      Jennifer 

      6 months ago

      Well said!!!!! I hope and pray people can respect eachother enough to agree to disagree. The folks that make threats and hit below the belt should 100% be held accountable. Being in the public eye you have a responsibility to be respectful.

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      Carolyn Fields 

      6 months ago from South Dakota, USA

      I am sad this morning. Sad for the innocence we have lost as a nation. I don't know what the end game will be, but I suspect it will get worse before it gets better. I hope I am wrong.

      Excellent presentation of the facts. I thank you for that.

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