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The President Was Right

Updated on August 20, 2017

Manny Holds a Vigil

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Manny Prays for Peace

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, August 20, 2017. Our pious friend, Manny, is at the breakfast table this morning. He is upset about the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia this week. Two ugly hate filled groups collided and President Trump called both of them out. The Main Stream Media went berserk, the Dems went crazy and some Republicans joined the insanity as well. President Trump described this hate filled nightmare correctly, but he was criticized for not singling out the Nazis in his initial comments. He did later on, but this president cannot catch a break. He will be vilified for every single thing he does, and for every single word he utters.

Manny has asked me to extend an invitation to all the Poppers to join us for breakfast this morning. Manny will be preparing Banana Bread French Toast for our enjoyment. I will be mixing up a batch of Irish coffees to add to the pleasure. We hope to see you soon. I'll leave the door open.

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Fake News and the Truth

Thanks so much for joining me this morning. The nightmare in Charlottesville was made worse by the bad reporting about what took place. The media seemed to suggest that Neo-Nazis alone reigned terror upon the city in order to prevent the removal of the statue of Robt. E. Lee. The opposing group was not a band of upright citizens trying to correct a wrong. They were a band of thugs who showed up to cause mayhem. The MSM reported that a 22 year old college student , Takiyah Thompson, toppled the statue. They portrayed this young woman as a hero, when in fact she was just another thug in attendance. The public wasn't informed that she was a member of the Workers World Party. They didn't mention it because doing so would paint a different picture of this woman than the one they were anxious to tell. The Workers World Party is an ugly offshoot of the Socialist Workers Party. The group believes that North Korea has an absolute right to have nuclear weapons. They are anti-America and pro- hatred and violence. These people came to Charlottesville to cause trouble, as did the Neo-Nazis. When the president called out both groups he was being accurate. The media doesn't "do" accurate, they prefer to exploit the emotions of a clueless public. The good news, if there could be any, in this incident is that these groups do not represent our nation, and their numbers are relatively small. I abhor their existence, but as much as it pains me to hear from them, I want to keep abreast of what they are up to. The other piece of good news is that Takiyah Thompson was arrested.

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Destroying our History

These fools who are intent upon removing our history have unleashed a blind ugliness across the nation. First, it's Robert E. Lee, then it's Thomas Jefferson. The stupidity and insanity is spreading. The attack on American history is unprecedented. Cities are being pressured to re-name their streets and tear down their monuments. The mayor of Baltimore announced that the city will consider the removal of many Confederate statues in the city. The mayor of New Orleans did the same. I wonder, what comes next? Will we have book burnings in the streets the way the Nazis did? We will purge our school books of every reference to anything in our history that someone finds offensive? Will we stop teaching about the Holocaust? This craziness has to stop, and it is up to the saner people among us to make some noise. Congress is weak. The heads of major corporations are fools. Many of them resigned from the presidents council on economic affairs in a ridiculous act of protest. Who and what were they protesting? Who are they helping by refusing to cooperate with the effort to create more jobs and more opportunity? The ability to think straight is on the decline. This is a very shameful time in our history. Perhaps we should replace a statue of George Washington with that of a court jester. If we don't straighten up, we will become a nation of fools. If we insist on erasing our history we will, no doubt, repeat all our mistakes. I wouldn't be at all surprised if we decided that another war between the states was a fine idea. How in the world did we come to this?

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The Core of the Problem

The core of the problem is the inability of the left to accept that Donald Trump won the election. Their "resistance" appeals to every idiot who has a love of trouble and hatred and a low opinion of our nation. It started with the election of Barack Obama. He and his chums elevated race relations to a new low. He made a habit of turning local incidents into national issues.The eight years of his presidency accomplished one thing and one thing only. Our moral compass was shattered. The left forbid free speech if what was being expressed was against their sensibilities. The MSM moved as far left as possible, and in the process fake news was born. The dumbing down of America reached new heights. Political correctness turned common sense upside down, and a generation of "forever babies" was born. Now we are erasing our past and destroying our future. I don't know where this road will lead, but it can't be good.

Manny's Song

The moment I wake up

I say a little prayer for you.....

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      breakfastpop 7 weeks ago

      Good Morning Pino,

      Forgive me for not answering your comments. This new positioning of comments is annoying. In any case, you make an interesting but controversial point. I doubt that African-Americans would agree with you. Sadly, now in 2017 opportunities abound for blacks, and yet trouble persists. We have made great strides toward being blind to race, but the issue will never die. Obama helped revive it big time, and awful hate groups have jumped in to muddy the waters. All we can do is hop that black leaders emerge to guide young people to a brighter future, if they take advantage of all the opportunity out there. We also need black leaders to build business and provide jobs. Our past is our past. It is also important to our future. You can't know where you are going unless you know where you came from. See you at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 8 weeks ago

      Good Morning maven,

      I agree with you, the changes are not for the better. I tried to move my images to the left and I discovered that they have disabled that function. That's why I have a giant apple core in the middle of the page. The layout of the comments is crazy making in my view. I guess these days, all this unnecessary change is called "progress." See you at the Inn. I may sleep over

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      maven101 8 weeks ago from Northern Arizona

      Requiring the reader to scroll down to find out what comment the author is responding to is counter-intuitive, breaks the flow of thought, and is grammatically cumbersome...If the damn thing ain't broke why fix it..? Do some folks have to justify their jobs by dreaming up asinine changes that provide zip improvement...Go back to the original format of comments being posted and replies offered in sequence...I used to read all the comments and replies, agreeing with some, disagreeing with others, form my thoughts, and post a comment...Uh, I think that is called "gathering information" to make a coherent comment...

      This kind of restrictive editing violates my safe space...I feel triggered...I may need to use up all of my allotted 8,192 characters to express my outrage...

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      breakfastpop 8 weeks ago

      Good Morning Lori,

      I hope you are wrong about our destruction, but there is no doubt that something ugly and uncontrollable has taken hold of many people. The topping of all these statues is exactly what ISIS does when they take over city. They destroy artwork, buildings and artifacts that tell a story about a people they wish to destroy. What's happening now is madness. See you at the Inn, Lori. Lock the door behind you because it's not safe out there.

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      Lori Colbo 8 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      You are correct, Trump called it for what it was. You're also right about the libs calling him out on everything he says. I'm so sick of it. Nothing gets done as far as establishing unity. That would take more than an act of congress, but an act of God. But I think it's possible he will let us self-destruct. I hope not.

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      breakfastpop 8 weeks ago

      Good Morning Bill,

      Thanks, and I'll stop right there , too. See you at the Inn for the eclipse party.

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      Jack Lee 8 weeks ago from Yorktown NY

      Question for Bill, why is it odd?

      For a change, some of you on HubPages can finally see the light and use common sense to analize and discern...

      The problems we have in this country are small compared to the rest of the world...that is why we are the defacto leader of the free world. History is what it is...not what we like it to be.

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      breakfastpop 8 weeks ago

      Goood Morning maven,

      I blame the press for making sure that every left wing fringe lunatic gets their time in the spotlight. We need to tear down the MSM. We need to establish networks that tell the truth, good or bad. This march toward the left is frightening. The factor fueling this fire is hatred, and the hatred is topped off with a good dash of ignorance. We need a new recipe, and we need it now. I'll save you that seat.

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      maven101 8 weeks ago from Northern Arizona

      I think Jefferson said that advertisements were the only truth printed in a newspaper...Were TV available back then I'm certain he would have included the MSM...

      This insanity, this hatred, this perverse corruption of American values can only end when common sense and critical thinking return to the arena of ideas...The level of hatred, the ignorant denial of history by a relative minority of anarchists that has been applauded and encouraged by the press has put our nation on a course of destruction from within...

      I agree with your assertion, What's next ?? ...Blowing up Mt Rushmore, Taliban style...A dystopian future of book burning as in Fahrenheit 451, or simply establishing Madrasa type schools where "Whiteness" is not tolerated and Western culture is erased...(sorry, this last example is already happening)...

      Heinlein has said quite simply that there are two kinds of people, those that desire to control man, and those that do not...I believe most of us do not want to control others, yet the loudest narrative shouted from every major city are the former...Why is that..? Why have we allowed such to happen..? Anyone with eyes and ears can see that America is under siege, it's very foundation, free speech, is being perverted to accommodate the collective mindset.. When I was at Berkeley we protested FOR free speech, free speech on campus, for all political, social, and cultural viewpoints...What is the progressive Left afraid of..? Free minds..?

      See you at the Inn, Pop...Please sit me next to Tom and Pino, I promise I won't make them "uncomfortable"...(In reference to Tom's comment)...

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      Bill Holland 8 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      Oddly, on the core issues of this article, you and I agree. I do not think the statues should be taken down, and I do believe that violent protests, on any side, are wrong. I'll stop right there so we can have nothing but agreement in this comment. :) Have a peaceful Sunday.

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      Pino Krisio 8 weeks ago

      POP and Manny:

      Our history is our history; good, bad or ugly. All countries have parts of their history they are proud of, and parts that are not. Slavery was something that was part of our country whether we like it or not, it was. I have a very different take on this mess.

      Instead of everyone looking at these statues and seeing slavery, they should be looking at it and thanking those who brought the slaves here, because they eventually became free. Those people were their great great great grandparents. The black people of today are the same as the whites, with the same opportunities. How lucky are they that our country changed their ways, freed the slaves and allowed them to become who they are. Instead of looking in a positive way, they are very negative. George Washington owned slaves and I have heard that these protesters are now eyeing his statues. How lucky are they that can protest openly, destroy statues and our history! These same people could still be in Africa, where their forefathers came from, and they would not be able to thrive in a country like the USA! I seem to have problems articulating my view on this; I hope no one takes this incorrectly. I am off to the Inn!

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      breakfastpop 8 weeks ago

      Good Morning Tom,

      Our morals have been suspended, our ability to think critically has disappeared and somehow hatred has become acceptable. These are very frightening times. See you at the Inn. Perhaps we should stay there.

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      Tom Whitworth 8 weeks ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop and Manny,

      Thanks for another spot-on observation. I have no affinity for white supremacists and neo-nazis but I don't like neo-communist and their ilk either. The lefties were the aggressor in this instance in that they had no demonstration permit and were trying to squelch speech. When did we amend the Constitution to disallow making someone FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE?????

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      breakfastpop 8 weeks ago

      Good Morning Jack,

      I enjoyed hearing about your trip. There are so many wonderful things to celebrate in our nation. Our statues are here to remind us of our past, and make sure we refuse to repeat past mistakes. They are also here to celebrate. These fringe groups that have captured the imagination of every fool in and out of government are trying to tear us apart. They have no real interest in Confederate statues. In fact, some of them tore down a statue that was built in the name of peace. Ignorance and hatred is fueling this fire. Shame on every idiot in Congress, in the business sector and in the press for applauding any of this. See you at the Inn.

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      Jack Lee 8 weeks ago from Yorktown NY

      You are so right...

      I was just vacationing in Baltimore this weekend and had an opportunity to visit Annapolis military academy. This is the navel academy equivalent to the army West Point. I was surprised at how well maintained is the campus along with fountains and statues all over...There was a wonderful museum as well with figures and heros going back to the revolutionary war. In fact, what is most surprising was the chapel, a beautiful stain glass windowed with a huge dome on top and a Christian Cross. In the basement was a crypt with the casket of John Paul Jones...

      It was a wonderful experience and all free.

      You have to wonder how far our country have come...

      With the Supreme Court and ACLU, there would be no way a chapel like this would be build anywhere near a government building. Yet, this place serves a real purpose. All religions celebrate and pray there. While we were there, there was a wedding taking place...with full military guards.

      This insanity of removing past statues is got to stop.