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The Madness March

Updated on January 28, 2018

The Lady is Bugged!

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Lady is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, January 28, 2018. Our sweet friend, Lady Bug, is at the table this morning. She has prepared a Cheesy Ham Scramble for our breakfast enjoyment. The Women's March on Washington has been weighing her down. She has asked me to extend an invitation to all the Poppers this morning. Please join Lady at the table. She needs to get a few things off her mind. We hope to see you soon.

Take That, Mr. President!

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Misplaced Anger

Thank you so much for joining me this morning. The Women's March on Washington has been on my mind ever since it took place. The event has been described as peaceful and even jubilant, but its focus was neither. The sight of women accompanied by their children marching in protest against our sitting president was ugly and hostile. I was especially sickened by the signs that were carried by young children referring to President Trump as a "tyrant", a "racist", and "un-American. The women and children should have been marching in support of women, but instead they zeroed in on a president who has accomplished more good in his first year than any other president in memory.

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Lady Sings the Blues

I could almost hear Lady Liberty crying during the March. This should have been a moment to celebrate the contributions women have made to this country. This should have been a March that showed that American women are a force to be reckoned with. This should have been a March to show our daughters that they must stand tall and assert their rights for equal opportunity and pay. This should have been a March to tell young women everywhere that they are never to see themselves as prey at home or in the workplace. Instead this event was polarizing. The message the marchers were conveying was flawed, and frankly the ignorance propelling the March was embarrassing.

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A Tug of War

The women who chose to participate in this ill-conceived event had, of course, every right to do so. We are a country that invites differences of opinion. Sadly, the views of women like myself will never be tolerated by this group. I wish that they could set aside their anger for a moment, and take a long, hard look at the facts. President Trump is a very effective leader. To deny his accomplishments is to prefer ignorance to knowledge. Our economy is booming. Black unemployment is at its lowest level in 17 years. Hispanic unemployment is down, as well. Companies are returning to the United States and jobs and opportunity are opening up all over the country, President Trump has scrapped all the nasty regulations that crippled small business. Instead he has invited innovation and expansion into the nation, and all of us, including the Marchers, will benefit. He has reformed our tax code, and put more money in our pockets. His poroposal for immigration reform is utterly brilliant and compassionate. He has restored our standing in the world. He has confirmed our allegiance to our allies, and he has taken impressive steps to stop wasting our money on countries that export terrorists and mistreat men, women and children. He is a straight shooter who works tirelessly for us, all of us. It might be worthwhile for some of you "Trump Haters" to take a breath and do a little research. The truth will set you free!

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What are you so Afraid of?

I still don't understand the purpose of the March. If, in part, it was to vilify not only the president but his supporters, then it served no purpose at all. Are women with differing opinions less valuable than those who attended the March? From my perspective, the March was exclusive and as far away from diversity as it could get. There seemed to be a surprising shortage of black women marching. Perhaps they aren't as angry with President Trump as the women marching would like to believe.

Anger fueled the event, and because of that fact alone, the March failed to prove anything. The signs were filled with hate and some were vulgar. The rhetoric was the same. I am thankful that my daughters and grandchildren did not attend. There was nothing to be learned at the March, but it could have been a teachable moment. There is an abundance of fake news out there. Lies about this president abound, and conspiracies to unseat him are evident. In the coming days, we are going to learn about the behind the scenes players who are trying to destroy this man, his presidency and our future. How about a "March for Common Sense and Decency"? Now that's something this bug could wrap her arms around.


Lady's Song

She likes the feel of truth in the air

She can't stand people who don't play fair

That's why this Lady is no tramp!

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    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Dear savvy,

      The March was a disgrace, and it saddened me to see women filled with such hatred and contempt. The root of it all was ignorance.

    • savvydating profile image

      Yves 

      5 months ago

      My understanding is that the March was organized by a conservative woman who had no idea liberal women would sabotage the real meaning of the event to promote their hate agenda. What a shame. So disgraceful, to say the least.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Good Morning brad,

      Thank you. See you at the Inn. I am bringing Nathan's franks and fries.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Good Morning Lori,

      There was time wen we could all work together. It was considered more than okay to have different opinions. It was fine to support different candidates. I am not saying there weren't moments of tension, because there were, but what's happening today is different, very different. The level of anger coupled with ignorance of the facts is astounding. Students at NYU were asked to comment on the SOTU speech. They did so without realizing that it hadn't happened yet. That's sad, really sad, but it explains a great deal about all the ugly and idiotic behavior we are witnessing. Have a great day, and I'll see you at the Inn.

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      5 months ago from Orange County California

      Pop

      Great article, and conclusions.

      These marchers of all types should at least be honest about their motives. And if they are trashing president Trump then don't serve us red herrings about a cover story for the march.

      Thanks

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      bradmasterOCcal 

      5 months ago from Orange County California

      ptosis

      " I was mirroring the condescending tone against women in the article, about how stupid and dumb the little ladies are. It's not like there's some malicious, openly sexist douche brigade in the article and comments. More like a bunch of benevolent sexists who tend to see women as fragile beings who need to be taken care of, that want to stay at home and raise kids and don't want to take risks."

      B: I think that Pop stated the problem with the march correctly, "This should have been a moment to celebrate the contributions women have made to this country. This should have been a March that showed that American women are a force to be reckoned with. This should have been a March to show our daughters that they must stand tall and assert their rights for equal opportunity and pay. This should have been a March to tell young women everywhere that they are never to see themselves as prey at home or in the workplace. Instead this event was polarizing. The message the marchers were conveying was flawed, and frankly the ignorance propelling the March was embarrassing."

      It seems like every event, that is cast as one thing, like the Women's March just becomes another opportunity to trash the president. Remember, as far as the Women's reason for the march, these issues have been around for many decades, and they should be blaming all those professional politicians in congress and the presidency for not doing something. Trump was not in congress or the presidency during this buildup, he was not responsible.

      You didn't make any real point, much less a compelling argument for whatever your point might have been, if you had articulated one.

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      Lori Colbo 

      5 months ago from Pacific Northwest

      It seems many events, from award shows to marches have become a venue to trash our president. I live in a VERY liberal state. Most of my friends are liberals, which is why we don't talk politics much, and they are wonderful people. Many of them went to the women's march at our Capitol in Olympia. I did not follow it because I find it too upsetting. You nailed as to what the women's march should be about, although many of the issues they stand for I cannot support in any way. How sad children are involved to disrespect our president. I was not supportive of Obama but I never would have taken a grandchild to a women's march to bash Obama. If you teach a child to hate, he will hate. If you teach a child to disrespect our leaders, even if they are doing the wrong things, that kind of disrespect and hate will overflow into other areas of their life and become a way of life. I think children should be taught how to disagree with respect. To stand up for or against something without being hateful, aggressive, or disrespectful.

      Last year I went to our state capitol for a March for Life rally. It was a few days after the women's march. There was a women's march group across a little street in an annex building, probably 30 or 40 people. They were nice a peaceful until our program of speakers began. Then they shouted and screamed to try to interrupt the program. Several of the speakers, who are legislators, said nice things about them regardless, like isn't it great we have a country where we can stand for what we believe in. One legislator actually went across the street before the program and shook hands with them and thanked them for standing for what they believe in. Anyway, they quieted down rather quickly because we all shouted a nice greeting to them. The rally was very exciting and inspirational. I couldn't go this year because I was sick. But last year there were no aggressive Obama bashing signs. I've never been to something so uplifting in my life.

      It's sad that the people who are raging, hating, and being antagonistic toward the president are modeling similar behaviors of that they say they are against in the president. they are contradicting themselves and stated values. Why don't we all just hush and try to work together.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Dear ptosis,

      I have no idea what you are talking about, and frankly, neither do you.

    • ptosis profile image

      ptosis 

      5 months ago from Arizona

      Dear breakfastpop , I was mirroring the condescending tone against women in the article, about how stupid and dumb the little ladies are. It's not like there's some malicious, openly sexist douche brigade in the article and comments. More like a bunch of benevolent sexists who tend to see women as fragile beings who need to be taken care of, that want to stay at home and raise kids and don't want to take risks.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Good Morning maven,

      The president's olive branch accomplishes one thing for sure. It exposes the Dems for the hypocrites they are. They need DACA as a campaign issue. Solving immigration would leave them without a platform. This is only about power and winning. We are not in the picture. I'll see you at the Inn, and save seats for you and Pino.

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      maven101 

      5 months ago from Northern Arizona

      These women had a lot of emotional expectations invested in a Hillary Clinton presidency...Therein lies their pure hatred for Donald Trump...Ptosis correctly identified the marchers as Banshees...Banshees predict the death of others and howl with anguish during the funeral...In this case, the political death of Hillary...As to the snakes, that would be Minerva, and the marchers, looking into a mirror, would turn their brains and hearts to stone...Both allusions would be correct...

      I usually agree with Pino (of the 7 veils) but our President seems to be going off message with this new SECURE deal that extends DACA, chain migration, and the lottery for three years without any benefit for the American worker...Even the funding for the Wall is loaded with pork opportunities for local electronic and airplane manufacturers, excluding the actual building of a physical Wall...

      My confidence in this President is waning...But my appetite for Lady Bug's Ham Scramble will find me sitting next to Pino and hoping she can allay my concerns...

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Dear Tom,

      Wah, wah, wah!!! See you at the Inn. Only grown-ups are allowed through the door.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Dear billy,

      They have a right to march, and I have the right to wonder what they think they accomplished. As far as the Westboro Baptist church is concerned, well, I will withhold my comment.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Dear fp,

      We are on the same page. The marchers, however, can be found in any Psych 1 book. See you at the Inn, Paula.

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      Tom Whitworth 

      5 months ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop and Lady,

      The world if filled with children who never grew up. These marchers are a fine example.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 months ago from Olympia, WA

      I actually don't mind any protest march, Pop, for whatever reason. It's a symbol of our right to protest, and as long as they stay peaceful I can live with them....even Westboro Baptist Church. Me, I'm busy building a better community.

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      Paula 

      5 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      March? Is that what they call it? Realistically, it's actually Mass Hysteria.

      hys-te-ri-a:

      1.) exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement, especially among a group of people.

      2.) behavior exhibiting overwhelming or unimagineable fear or emotional excess.

      synonyms: frenzy, feverishness, fit-of-madness, derangement.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Dear ptosis,

      Am I to assume that you viewed the marchers as ignorant banshees? If so, I must admit I am surprised.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Good Morning, Pino,

      You pose an excellent question, what will these marchers do when their own lives are improved? If they are anything like Pelosi, they will feign ignorance and continue the bashing. What a miserable waste of time and energy. See you at the Inn.

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Good Morning taxlarry,

      Ignorance of the facts is key here. It is hard to understand how easily these marchers succumb to fake news. Where is the desire to verify? Where is the desire to hear both sides and make a judgement call based on knowledge? What a shame, not only for these voters but for their children, as well. See you at the Inn. It's pizza tonight.

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      Pino Krisio 

      5 months ago

      POP:

      The women who attended did not know what they were "marching" for. Most did not know why. This is sad. I would never waste my time going outside to freeze for nothing.

      I agree that it was a Trump bashing. What will they do next year when they are reaping the benefits of President Trump's efforts to give back to the citizens; lower taxes, and making Congress work instead of not accomplishing anything year after year. If our President makes Congress resolve the issues, what will happen? There will be nothing to fight about. He has resolved the tax issue, and now is working on immigration. Our president is "brilliant".

      I am off to the Inn to toast our fearless leader.. Drinks are on me!

    • breakfastpop profile imageAUTHOR

      breakfastpop 

      5 months ago

      Your comment confuses me, try again.

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      taxlarry 

      5 months ago

      The operative word you used is ignorance. Those who attended the March suffer from ignorance, and they will make their children suffer from ignorance as well. They suffer from a hatred for Preident Trump that, I believe, they cannot explain.

      The country is much better off in the one year he has been president than in any time in this century. I cannot imagine how poorly we would be doing if Clinton had won. I can only

      tell these ignorant marchers to use their brains and do a little research instead of blindly following amazingly intelligent people like Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters and Frederika Wilson. Stop blindly following in the footsteps of idiots.

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      ptosis 

      5 months ago from Arizona

      You didn't know the purpose of the protest march was an anniversary of 1 year of Trump? Screaming banshees with snake filled heads?

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