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Th First 1461 Days

Updated on May 1, 2017
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Blu is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, May 1, 2017. Our dear friend, Butterfly Blu, is at the table this morning. She has some thoughts about the much talked about 100 days in office milestone. Let's chow down on Blu's breakfast of cinnamon French toast and talk about the 100 day nonsense that is sweeping the land. We hope to see you soon.

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The Final Countdownn

Thank you all for joining POP and me this morning. I am completely baffled by all this talk about President Trump's first 100 days in office. Judging by all the chatter, it seems that the media and some of the electorate believe he should have achieved all of his goals during this brief time period. I don't believe that other presidents were held to this idiotic standard, but perhaps I am wrong. The interesting part about all of this is that if we were to compare President Trump with former presidents, he has done a truly amazing job. A brief look at his accomplishments tell the true story. Since his push for border security, illegal crossings have plunged. Imagine how things will be when he actually builds the wall? Manufacturers have decided to expand business right here in America, because they are confidant that this president will create a healthy and friendly business environment. The DOW is through the roof, proving once again that Americans have confidence that President Trump can make the country great again. Our reputation abroad got a huge shot in the arm after 8 horrible years under President Obama. Business bending regulations have been rolled back and prosperity is in the air. We have an outstanding new Supreme Court judge, Justice Gorsuch, an accomplishment we will enjoy for a very, very long time. President Trump has done all of this in the midst of hostile Democrats who seem to have more invested in seeing him fail than in seeing our nation succeed. The same may be true of some of President Trump's fellow Republicans. Not all of them are going with the flow, and if they continue to muck up progress, there will be hell to pay.

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Getting it Done

President Trump knows how to get things done. He works day and night and is tireless in his outreach to Americans from all parts of the country. He is the perfect role model for those who aspire to succeed. The Democrats appear to have decided that whatever Trump wants is bad for America. They really mean it is bad for their party, but they are hell bent on convincing Americans that their hearts and minds are in the right place. Their pathetic message is not resonating with thinking Americans, and it is beginning to lose thunder among fellow Democrats. The loud mouths in Washington are counting on the stupidity of their followers to keep them afloat. Instead, the party is floundering, and given more time, the party of NO will fade away into obscurity. I, for one, would love to see that happen. It would be great to see a party emerge that is realistic about our goals, smart about our alliances and interested in fulfilling what is best for all Americans. What's happening now is simply not sustainable. The old-timers in the party will never loosen their grip until old age or the will of the electorate calls it a day. In the meantime, President Trump and those who elected him will have to deal with all this painful noise emerging from the left. The only hope we have, short of an epiphany on the part of the Democrats, is for the Republicans to roll up their sleeves and get to work supporting this president.

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End This Tug of War

Trump's first 100 days reveal a man determined to keep his promise to America. To scrutinize his every move is ridiculous and devisive. What we need now is to see Congress get to work. We don't need filibusters and we don't need insane investigations into Russians influencing our elections. America has a long history of interfering in the elections of other nations. We need to move on. We need to get Americans back to work. We need to help our veterans once and for all. We need to rid the world of ISIS. We need to secure our borders. We need to straighten out our health care and we need to lower taxes across the board. It doesn't have to be this hard. Congress has to roll up their sleeves and solve the pressing problems hurting Americans. They have to remember that they work for those who put them in office. They have to remember that those who elected them can turn their backs on them and put someone in place who understands their role. It isn't the first 100 days that matter. Let's shoot for the first 1461 days, and them let's do it again!

Blu's Song

Blue skies winking at me

Hinting that good things

Can come to be......


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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 years ago

      Dear Jennifer,

      Yes, and I don't remember another president directly addressing the promises he made during his campaign. I think he is hands on amazing. See you at the Inn.

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      Jennifer 

      2 years ago

      God Bless this man for trying to get things done against all odds.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      2 years ago

      Mike

      You got the point. CA hasn't spent the existing decades of gas tax money on the roads, and gov Brown created the additional tax to fix the roads. So, I guess this is proof that the existing taxes haven't gone to the roads.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 years ago

      Dear Mike,

      I doubt that taxes have ever been spent wisely. We could build the wall easily with money thrown away in stupidity. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 years ago

      Dear brad,

      We have a right to know what the tax is intended for. With this administration, it is entirely possible we will find out. I am very concerned about the talk that is around that indicates people with existing conditions may have a problem getting coverage. That is insane! I suppose we'll have to wait and see how things shake out. See you at the Inn.

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      Old Poolman 

      2 years ago

      Do gas taxes get spent wisely on roads and highways in any state? I rather doubt that money goes into a special pot where it can only be used for its intended purpose. It is really just like tobacco and liquor taxes, which are really just a luxury tax by another name.

      At least I have never seen an accounting on how much gas tax was collected and how much was spent on roads have you?

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      2 years ago

      Pop

      I am concerned about the talks that president Trump is looking at raising the tax on gasoline. In Ca, Gov Brown is getting now only higher gasoline tax, but also vehicle registration.

      The economy is based on gasoline from people going to work, to trucks, and passenger services all see this as less profit.

      It is not like gov Brown, or president Trump is going to use these funds on the highways!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 years ago

      Good Morning nicomp,

      I guess he feels that if you can't beat em, join em! See you the Inn.

    • nicomp profile image

      nicomp really 

      2 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Annoying, it is, that Trump tweets his disdain for the 100 day metric even as the White House issues press releases celebrating the event.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 years ago

      Dear brad,

      You know that because you are smart and have common sense. See you at the Inn.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      2 years ago

      Pop

      I can't remember it, too many words.

      I will say that the presidency is a marathon, not a sprint. So like a marathon race, it takes the full 26 miles 400 feet to determine the winner.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 years ago

      Good Morning brad,

      Write it again!

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      NOYFOB 

      2 years ago

      I thought I wrote a comment but I don't see it? Long day!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 years ago

      Dear Pino,

      The Dems should be proclaimed hopelessly stupid, and sent to a rest home. Perhaps the meds that will calm them down and keep them out of Trump's hair ( no pun intended)! See you at the Inn. They are serving Pizza.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 years ago

      Dear Tom,

      I agree. The president has come out of the gate , and he is keeping his promises and turning around d the mess Obama left. He deserves kudos, not criticism. The Dems need to get a grip or get out of town. Their refusal to cooperate hurts us all. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 years ago

      Dear Robert,

      I love it when you drop by to chat. There was a time when common sense prevailed and fairness was more prevalent. Today, the opposite is happening, and it is getting tired and old. The Dems need to pack up their knives and go home. See you at the Inn. Could your bring your fiddle?

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 years ago

      Dear Mike,

      You are right in the ball park with your comments. It is commonplace and expected for incoming presidents and new CEOs to surround themselves with talented people they can work with. Trump still has many more people to replace, because if they happily worked for Obama they won't work well for this new administration. The media is so biased that they serve no useful purpose any longer. They are outlets for fake news, omitted news, lies and distortions. Imagine that a president has to tweet in order to combat the lies. It is unbelievable. As for all this taking about Trump's first 100 days, it is ridiculous and unfair. Why was there hardly any discussion about the failure of 8 long miserable years under Obama? I'll see you at the Inn, I hope.

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      Tom Whitworth 

      2 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop and Blu,

      President Trump has done well considering the complete lack of any semblance of cooperation from the SCOFFLAW Democrats. He is keeping his eye on the prize.

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      Pino Krisio 

      2 years ago

      POP:

      What a great hub. Everything is coming up roses for me and for you......... but what about the Dems? They continue to give President Trump a hard time; maybe they will all get so stressed out they cannot work...... Anyway, what is with the 100 day time limit? Does he not do anything else for the next 4 years? Our president is doing just fine, and he is going to get his entire agenda done, and done his way. He is a master negotiator, and will do it, but not in the first 100 days. I have all my confidence in him. The rest of America is confident he will do it, as well. All except the Dems....... and that does not bother me at all. I am going to celebrate at the Inn. Drinks are on me.........

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      Fiddleman 

      2 years ago

      Lordy, I missed breakfast but Ms PJ just fixed me steak and eggs and some hash brown taters and I'm good. 100 days and going strong much to the disdain of so many who profess to be Americans and still have the pooch mouth. None of us like everything and that's ok but we all need to stand behind our President. The issues are complex and finding solutions that meet the approval of the masses even more difficult. Our own representative here in NC stood against the first healthcare bill and I applaud him, it has to be modified into a real replacement for Obamacare. Reining in the media is another thing. Why does the media have to share every military move with the world, a few things need to be kept secret! Oh by the way, its raining, windy and a tad chilly here on Green River but the coffee is hot and stout and so good to read an article of yours. Love you breakfastpop!

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      Old Poolman 

      2 years ago

      Good morning - Thinking back, I saw similar events happen in the corporate world when the CEO left and was replaced by a new CEO.

      Part of the problem is fear of change.

      Most of us get comfortable and sometimes complacent in our day to day lives, even if there is a great deal of room for improvement. We are threatened by change even though at least some of the changes would make our lives better.

      The similarities between life in the corporate world and life in the political world are interesting. It is common for new CEO's to replace department heads in those departments who have not been performing well. The same with cabinet members under a new President. If a current cabinet member had been doing outstanding work I doubt the new President would be eager to replace them with someone new, regardless of party affiliation.

      The big difference with President Trump is he is not accustomed to putting problems on the shelf and hoping they just go away. Kicking the can down the road is a way of life in government, but no business would survive if problems are not resolved in a timely manner.

      President Trump has shaken up Washington by merely expecting people to do their job. Many long time employees and members of Congress have never really been held accountable for much, and have never really had their performance level measured.

      I could be way out in left field on this but this is the way I see what is going on today.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 years ago

      Good Morning billy,

      You are absolutely correct. It was stupid then and it is stupid now. Of course, with this president the left consider his first 100 days to be a failure, and that my friend, is fake news! See you at the Inn.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Gosh, as far back as I remember, the media has always talked about that nebulous standard of the First 100 Days. It's completely subjective and has very little connection with any reality, but that's true for any President who has been under the spotlight.

      But hell, Pop, I don't know much. Certainly not as much as you. I'm just a simple writer, wishing you a great day.

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