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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

Updated on October 16, 2018
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Harlotte Spins Breakfast

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Our creative friend, Spider Harlotte, is in the kitchen this morning. She is creating Pumpkin Pancakes for our enjoyment. I will be mixing up a batch of Bloody Marys to add to the fun. Please join us for breakfast. Come in costume if you want because, our nation is in the midst of a wonderful time tarnished by the antics of some very disturbed people on the left. We hope to see you soon.

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It's a Jungle Out There

Thanks so much for coming to the breakfast table. President Trump is doing a fantastic job. He is keeping his promises despite severe interference and obstruction from the left. Nevertheless, he and the rest of the nation have to push on despite the lunatics who are trying to tear him down.

Facebook is advertising an event organized by witches who are planning to place a hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, The hideous event is planned for October 20th in New York City. I think I'll skip it.

Speaking of insanity, the Washington Post is holding President Trump responsible for hurricanes! This absurd statement comes on the heels of the Trump administration's attacks on former president Obama's climate change plan. The left embraces the idea that man is causing climate problems simply by virtue of their breathing. The only way to solve this, according to the left, is to make our nation fork over tons of money. I don't see the correlation, so I think I'll skip this particular argument along with the witch event.


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School Days

President Trump has created a robust economy with plenty of jobs and very low unemployment. That's the good news. The bad news is that todays' students graduate from institutions of higher learning without learning anything. The trouble starts early. The United States Department of Eduation released a study showing that a majority of eighth grade students are lacking basic reading and math skills. It would appear that schools are skilled at calling the police on kids who eat a grilled cheese sandwich that ends up looking like a gun. Perhaps they should focus on teaching the kids how to spell "grilled cheese." We are failing on the education front, and the tragedy of this failure will come back to bite us very soon. I'm fairly sure most of us are already feeling the sting.

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Lowering Intelligence Through Higher Education

There is no question that the current political climate is troubled. The left is causing so many problems that it is hard to believe we can get anything done. The Dems in Congress believe that their sole purpose on earth is to stop President Trump. The media holds the same belief, and presents the nation with false reporting and non-reporting. Our colleges and universities take up the task of completely brainwashing our young once they graduate from high school.

Not a day goes by without a reminder of just how far we have fallen from grace. Colleges are now dealing with ways to help students survive the current political environment. Where is the help for people and bugs like Pop and me for how to survive the students. The Student Counseling Center at Texas Tech University has published a list of tips for these so terribly troubled students. The Counseling Center speaks out against the violence, prejudice and discrimination seen in society. Certainly, we do have our share of devision, but the suggestions by this Center are absurd. Their resource catalog features articles such as "101 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When the World Feels Overwhelming." Their catalog focuses on racial discrimination and social unrest. These are actually great times in terms of accomplishment for our nation, but these poor, worried and frightened students are cowering in corners afraid to smell the roses and enjoy success. They live in an alternate universe. They are not going to be prepared for the real world, and we will all suffer because of that.

Just to add fuel to the fire, the University of Kansas will be fostering a "feminist parenting group." It's purpose is to teach participants strategies for raising intersectional feminist children. I have no idea what this means, and truthfully, I don't want to know. I suggest that the school and its students focus on contributing to society in ways that make sense. The idea here is to challenge stereotypical ideas of gender. These students and their parents would be better served if they stuck with the fundamentals, and forgot about social and sexual engineering. The Obama years fostered a great many things, most of them detrimental to our nation. We need to raise children who are strong. We need to raise children who have morals. We need to raise children to strive for success. We need to raise children who would laugh at the idea of hugging a goat or fingerprinting in order to cope. We have lost our way and our senses, and enough is enough. The days of saying college "was the beat six years of my life" are over. It's time for everyone to grow up, and that means everyone. Congress has to shape up. Teachers have to teach and keep their political preferences to themselves. Kids need to be kids who know right from wrong. Wrongdoers have to be punished whether they are in the halls of Congress or at the border. We need to take our country back from the left, and we need to do it now. Let's make America great again!


Harlotte's Song

Oh, what a tangled web we weave

When first we practice to deceive.

Sir Walter Scott











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      Sanxuary 

      3 days ago

      Those scary people just won the House and the wave is only going to grow. I guess you better get use to it and face reality. The Republican plan to attack all minorities, races, women, cage kids at the border, and the constant rage of no common decency towards ordinary people is paying off. They are the negativity publicity machine and its odd that when you lose voters you eventually have no one voting for you. His pick for Attorney General is another big winner. Nothing like defying the US Constitution any Patriots out there? You can not win in a country of over 300 million when half of them would be a smarter leader then this President. You have a losing strategy and its only going to get worst. Your only chance is to cut your losses by getting rid of this President. Unfortunately I think its going to be a long death spiral and a long road back if it ever happens at all. Facts do matter and so does the truth. I do not have to be in support of anything to know this is how you lose elections in a Democracy. Its simple you attack to many people and you eventually have no friends. If nothing you do changes your life and all you get is constant garbage in return they are going to pick someone else.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 weeks ago

      Good Morning Dianna,

      We really do have a crisis in our schools. There are definitely teachers out there who foster critical and independent thinking, but they are few and far between.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      2 weeks ago

      Good Morning Lori,

      I read that article too and it drove me out of my mind. I doubt this sensitive group can even spell millennial!

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      2 weeks ago

      I agree with your view: we must teach our children to think for themselves based upon information presented truthfully. Institutions are creating problems that will affect our future leadership.

    • lambservant profile image

      Lori Colbo 

      3 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      I just now read an article in the Daily Wire that said 25% of millennials say they have PTSD from the Trump election based on some half-baked study. I shared it on FB. I have PTSD and know many who do and it's utterly ridiculous and offensive to us who really suffer to say these poor babies have PTSD. I am guessing many of them don't even understand the issues. Grr.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      3 weeks ago

      Dear Pino,

      Those graduating from college are not really prepared for real life. That isn't true of all of them, but if they allowed themselves to be brainwashed by their liberal professors, they are going to have to go into teaching. The other professions won't find them useful; As far as global warming is concerned, it was invented as a great money maker and perpetuated by bogus science. I remember when truth mattered, but that seems like a lifetime ago. I'll meet you at the Inn.

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      Pino Krisio 

      3 weeks ago

      Pop:

      Our world is in complete balance. It was made that way. The argument for global warming is a farce. CO2 is exhaled by humans and inhaled (if that is what a plant does) by plants, who give off oxygen for humans to inhale. And so it goes: round and round. The facts behind global warming (I won't use Climate Change) are computer graphs and anyone can make up what they want the outcome to be.

      As for the college age children, they are just that. Students of that age should be learning to become adults. They are not; what will happen when they get a job and don't get their way? Do we need a comfort center in the cafeteria where they can go and suck their thumbs? It is all so disheartening.

      I think I need some of those pumpkin pancakes and even more bloody marys.

      See you at the Inn.....

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      Brad Masters 

      3 weeks ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      Pop

      here is my list of the democrat platform

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

      Can you tell us what is the democrat political platform for 2018?

      1. We hate Trump

      2. Resist Trump

      3. We want Open Borders.

      4. An illegal alien is a democrat supporter and voter.

      5. Nationalize Medicare for only 32 trillion dollars and you only have to pay 22% more taxes to get it. It helps out the people that didn't pay into medicare, and we will also give it to illegal aliens.

      6. Substantially raise your income tax, we have all those illegals and their freebies.

      7. We don't think anyone should own guns, except those people that protect democrat politicians, and the elite.

      8. We don't care about the homeless people in America, we are too busy taking care of and getting illegal aliens into the country.

      9. We want the entire US to become a sanctuary for the illegal aliens. Right now we only have about 22 million of them in the country but we will do everything we can to double that in this decade alone.

      10. We are the mob party, not the republican job party.

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      Brad Masters 

      3 weeks ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      Pop

      " These students and their parents would be better served if they stuck with the fundamentals, and forgot about social and sexual engineering. "

      This is a key issue that you bring up.

      This is the platform of the new democrat party, and they use the education system from beginning to end to indoctrinate the children of the US to their new paradigm of treating fully grown adults as their children and not as wage earning citizens who earned their freedom and can do these for themselves.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      3 weeks ago

      Dear brad,

      I love them with mustard!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      3 weeks ago

      Dear North,

      Onward and upward!!!

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      3 weeks ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      Pop

      The mid term elections will tell the story.

      Thanks for the knishes, and this is the best time to start eating them weekly.

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      North 

      3 weeks ago

      A toast to all the good, constitutional loving and law abiding candidates running for public office. Thanks to the ill mannered, uninformed, mob loving, mask wearing, man hating, (Are these Americans?) getting rich dems......we will win, not only the day, but a few years.

      Let us Mob the voting booths

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      3 weeks ago

      Dear Lori, maven and ab,

      The RIGHT people must sweep the nation. Let's toast to that tonight at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      3 weeks ago

      Dear brad,

      The rule of law has to have new life infused into its bones. If not, we will become the kind of lawless mess that Antifa yearns for. The Dems must get slammed in the mid-terms as badly as the new Roseanne show did without Roseanne. I hope the red wave engulfs tham and sweeps them out to sea and into Venezuela where all their Socialist dreams can come true. See you at the Inn. I'll bring knishes.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      3 weeks ago

      Dear Virginia,

      You are right about the textbooks. History is being re-written and our past is in the hands of morons who seek to control our thinking. I think it is imperative for parents to read their kid's texts and make sure they are accurate. Ignorance, is definitely not bliss. It is, in fact, very dangerous. See you at the Inn. Bloody Marys on me!.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      3 weeks ago

      Dear T,

      Let's hope the Dems repeat their spectacular losing streak! See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      3 weeks ago

      Dear maven,

      I remember "Why Johnny Can't Read", quite well. Now Johnny still can't read and he doesn't have an ounce of common sense, either. If this nonsense in the schools is allowed to continue, we will become a nation of thumb-suckers who need a nanny government and a nanny in the home. See you at the Inn, maven. Bloody Mary's on me.

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      A B Williams 

      4 weeks ago from Central Florida

      RIGHT on....

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      maven101 

      4 weeks ago from Northern Arizona

      Lori...I, too, hope the RIGHT people are elected in the mid-terms...

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      Lori Colbo 

      4 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      Here's hoping the right people will be elected in this upcoming election.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      4 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

      There are many problems and greater division in this country more than I ever remember. Witches that would try to place a curse are disgusting.

      Many parents are home schooling their children or sending their children to private schools when they can afford it. Part of the problem is the home life for others. My grandaughter teaches 2nd grade in a poorer neighborhood. The problems she encounters with some of the families is not good. She strives to make a difference, but she fights the system as well. I sure don't know how it will all end.

    • bradmasterOCcal profile image

      Brad Masters 

      4 weeks ago from Orange County California BSIT BSL JD

      Pop

      "The Right will make changes or they will be voted out by the Left, and eventually they will be voted out again, and on and on and on we go. "

      It is the left that has changed to some form of illegal alien posing as an American citizen. The Whole west coast of the US is filled with them as well as their real out of country illegal aliens.

      When someone just sits around jawing about how they are their own island, they are just sheep. And not the aggressive sheep that are at the front of the pack.

      Pop, what happened to Americans is what we see in the rest of the world, just part of the pack.

      And the people that don't pay taxes, but who can vote, and who provide significant votes want Medicare for all, and the rest of us will lose employer provided health benefits, and pony up 22% of before taxes contribution so those people can get another freebie from the government. The dems also want to give this free medicare to illegal aliens. Maybe to keep them healthy enough to vote.

      Remember that the wage earners paid into Medicare for the working life, and then you give these same benefits to people that didn't pay anything into it. It is like the people that go to a pot luck lunch, and all they bring is an empty plate.

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

      There is Peter and Paul and there is also Jose, and John.

      Taxpayers are Peter, the government is Paul. Then Paul gives much of our taxes to Jose, and John.

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

      This isn't the military, there shouldn't be any pacifists, and non contributors.

      BTW, there is a new march coming from Honduras to add to the already more than 20 million illegal aliens in the US.

      One last thing

      The democrats keep talking about wanting to get the wealthy to pay their fair share, and in the last 100 years no one has accomplished that. But what the democrats have done is to get that share from the wealthy by taking more of what the wage earners make. I guess it is some sort of tax on the wealthy by proxy.

      And what the US doesn't take from the wage earners in taxes, the rest is up for grabs by the States and Local government. And CA has taken the biggest grabs, and CA also has most of the illegal aliens, and homeless, you do the math.

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      Feel free to delete this comment, it might hurt their feelings.

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      Virginia North Skok 

      4 weeks ago from Beaufort S.C.

      When no-one was paying attention, a lot of the text books began to change in the early 60's. History somehow was changing at this time in more than rewriting the history but the newer incorrect thinking which was expected to come from this change was put in motion. Then there is the election of your local school board. Anyone can run for this position without proving any education or party. Some are elected without any education and are union backed. We all know who the unions back and then the NEA makes the rules. We have to keep you if you have tenure among other things.

      The end product being uneducated generations. These persons are not prepared to live alone much less contribute to society as adults. Now these uneducated people, with very high sense of self esteem, now want to be collage educated and make a very good income as they have been brain washed to believe deserving, knowing nothing.

      Thank heaven some of the youth has survived and there is always hope.

      .....look at what Harvard has done.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      4 weeks ago from now on

      Don't be so hard on Democrats BP. People lose sight of all the good Obama did for the Democrat party, whoops, I mean the good things he did for the Republican party- because of his tenure the Democrats lost 1200 seats across the nation. Governorships, state legislatures, congress and the presidency went Republican all because of Barack Obama, the best thing to ever happen to America.

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      maven101 

      4 weeks ago from Northern Arizona

      Good morning, Pop and Harlotte...

      College level academia began spawning liberal teachers in the 60's resulting in the dumbing down of high school students, most notably in the 90's and continuing through the 21st century...There’s a new generation that loathes America … and they don’t even know why …

      It's because they’ve been more indoctrinated than educated...

      They now have been taught to look around them to see defects in America, which is the freest country in the history of the world, and to feel that somehow America is the source of all evil in the universe, and it’s because they’ve never been intellectually exposed to the actual evil of the history of humanity...mention Mao and blank stares result...

      The current generation is high on social sensitivity and moral relativity, but low on knowledge and critical thinking, and yet are probably the most tech-savvy generation ever, with access to information that was never so readily available when I was in high school (I won't date myself here, but "Ike" was the President)...There was a book back then named "Why Johnny can't read" which sounded the alarm of the declining American educational system...

      Progressives see education as a tool for social and cultural change, whereas Conservatives view education as the development of an individual's intellectual skills...Big difference.

      I'll skip the pancakes, but will indulge in your wonderfully educational Bloody Mary's...

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Good Morning billy,

      Your Mom was right of course, but what she probably didn't count on was all the irrational and dangerous behavior on the part of the Dems. This really isn't politics as usual. See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Good Morning T,

      Once upon a time there were legitimate differences between the parties that were worth debating. Now the Dems have morphed into violent, irrational lunatics who are obstructing progress and dividing the nation. I should think it would be embarrassing to admit to being a Dem. See you at the Inn. No libs allowed.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      4 weeks ago

      Good Morning ab,

      When my girls went to college my husband and I made it very clear that they had to graduate in four years. The result was that they did just that and are very successful adults with families of their own. Today's parents have to get tougher and prepare their children for the real world. Now if only there was a way to get the Dems to grow up! See you at the Inn.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      As my mother used to say, it will all come out in the wash. The Right will make changes or they will be voted out by the Left, and eventually they will be voted out again, and on and on and on we go. I'm fascinated by it all as I go about changing our little city one person at a time. It's a hell of a job,but I'm up for it.

    • tsadjatko profile image

      4 weeks ago from now on

      BP, yeah the education system is still the root of all America's problems. Most cite the fact that the vast majority of professors and administrators at colleges are activist liberals indoctrinating students through intimidation.

      Can you believe a Looney liberal on HP forum recently said conservatives are uneducated because liberals are the ones in academia so they are more intelligent! While they are the ones destroying America from within.

      Liberal logic, you just can't make this up!

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      A B Williams 

      4 weeks ago from Central Florida

      Good Morning Pop and Crew -

      I'm so busy trying to keep up with this thriving economy that I too will have to miss the witch hex event....oh darn, much too busy at work!

      I used to be impressed with those that managed to stay in school for an additional 12 years and ended up with letters beside their name. Nowadays, if they've been 'colleging' for a while, I just say ohhhhh, what else is there to say? I can pray for them!

      The Dems have Socialists and 1/1024 Native Americans and they have Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton. If this Nation chooses them (the Dems), I just might have to hire those witches.....

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