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Wake Up Congress!

Updated on March 19, 2014



And They Slept On....

Good Morning Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Our friend, Harlotte, has joined me for breakfast this morning. She has invited all of you to breakfast, as well. Over a delicious assortment of croissants and exotic coffees, she wishes to discuss the disappearance of Congress.

If Congress is still in session, it is a complete mystery to this spider. I would imagine that if they were truly on the job they would be aghast at President Obama's brazen takeover of all the branches of government. If you take a moment to think about it, President Obama has taken it upon himself to pass laws and then change them when they don't bring the political uptick that he is looking for. I repeat where is Congress?



Right before our eyes, President Obama has decreed himself king. Congress is sleeping through it all. I will admit, a few members talk about the executive abuse, but in the end President Obama just goes on his merry way changing things to suit his own very political purposes. When did this kind of lawless action become acceptable? Every single person in the nation should be alarmed. This is not how we roll in America. We don't have dictators. We don't anoint kings. We elect people, but that does not mean that we sit back and let one man trample all we believe in and "change" us until we are unrecognizable as a nation that stands on its principles.


Wake Up!

It is time to take Congress by their collective necks and shake them until they wake up and start doing their jobs. Proposing legislation that will never pass and making speeches that reach deaf ears is a colossal waste of time. Americans don't want President Obama to bypass Congress and rule by executive fiat. This isn't Venezuela yet, but it will be soon if we don't do something about it. It is inconceivable to this bug that this nation is tolerating the current situation. President Obama has trashed the Constitution openly with forethought and malice. He doesn't believe he can be stopped and thus far, I would have to agree with him. We have separation of powers in this nation for a reason. Right before our eyes we have seen President Obama blur the lines of this separation and singlehandedly assume the reins of all three branches. Enough is enough!


Cut Off The Funding

What is their left to do when you have a President that feels it is his right to go it alone and run the nation by himself? The first solution would be impeachment. Certainly, we have numerous grounds to initiate these proceedings. In this bug's humble opinion, we are not going to see impeachment proceedings begin anytime soon, if ever. So what is left? The House must cut the money supply that would feed the President's go-it-alone agenda. That is the only option left that might derail this runaway train of a Presidency. It is now or never. Each second of procrastination or useless bluster pulls this nation closer to the edge of destruction. We are a nation of laws. This is what separates us from the Putins of the world. Cut the funding and save the nation. Let's get our nation back on track!!


Harlotte's Song

Oh, what a tangled web we weave

When first we allow ourselves to be deceived....



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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Dear Pino,

      Good news! Maybe Harry will end up jail where he belongs. Of course, it's not likely, but he was caught with his hands in the campaign fund cookie jar!

      See you at the Inn. I will be arriving by sled...

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      Pino Krisio 4 years ago


      the most dangerous person in our government is Harry Reid. While Obama has his pen and phone to do what he wants, Harry protects him.

      The Senate initiates impeachment proceedings - as long as Harry has the gavel, there will be no impeachment. November is quickly approaching, though, so continue to hope....... I am off to the bar. Save me a seat....

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Good Morning Mike,

      You are right on the money, as usual. The garbage that has been foisted upon us by Obama should have us all marching in the streets. He has trashed the Constitution, created his own laws and then amended them and he has done all of it without much protest. Obama is ripe for impeachment and yet Congress sits on their hands and gives him a pass. I agree with you, we are as much to blame for all of this as much as Congress. After all, we put them in office, watched them become millionaires and yawned through it all. Once they get elected, it's to hell with us. See you at the Inn. I still have to vent some more.

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      Old Poolman 4 years ago

      Every single one of our elected representatives spend most of their time furthering their own careers and could care less about this country. They are still exempt from insider trading and use this loophole to get very, very wealthy during their time in office. They sell out to lobbyists and put even more gold in their pockets. Have you ever wondered why anyone would spend a few million of their own money to get a job that pays $170K per year?

      Most of what we get to see is nothing but a circus side show. Much of the real decision making takes place in back rooms, bars, and luxury hotel rooms that we pay for. The current system is a joke, but the joke is on us.

      With all the things we have seen with no protest at all from those we pay to represent us, we should be screaming from the rooftops and burning up the phone lines to their offices. Our silence tells them tells them that everything is fine with us. Some of them actually believe they are earning their pay.

      Yes, they see their low approval ratings but their paychecks and perks just keep on coming so why should they care? Until we actually start holding them accountable nothing will change.

      We need a few recalls and we need to retire many of them at every election. The big problem is not them, it is us not doing what we need to do.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Good Morning taxlarry,

      OMG, now that's a plan! The way things are going here, I expect to see Americans leaping over the fence to get into Mexico! See you at the Inn and thanks for alerting me to the fact that the date of this hub was wrong and that I messed up dear Harlotte's name. You are the best!

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      taxlarry 4 years ago

      The president should be impeached and every member of congress should be as well. While congress sleeps, Obumma will do a Putin: to resolve the immigration issue Obumma will annex Mexico. Bingo! No immigration problem!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Good Morning carol,

      I guess Obama and those that seem to like what he is doing jut knew that this nation was ripe for the pickings. He also guessed correctly that no matter how far he bent the law, he would get away with it. I doubt he has one moment when he lets the thought of impeachment enter his mind. His ego couldn't accept the thought and Congress is too weak and splintered to do the right thing. If you don't mind, I'd like to try some of that vodka!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      And the lament goes on. I personally don't understand how this is happening. I am trying to find an explanation for all this complacency. I personally think people are way too wrapped up in their own personal woes to break outside their own box. I will be a the Inn tonite..I am coming in my horse and buggy to remember happy days...My drink is going to be some Bootleg Vodka

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Good Morning lambservant,

      It's some noise without any action. Sometimes I think Obama has pictures! See you at the Inn and I'm buying!

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      Lori Colbo 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Every serious offense Obummer and his administration have pulled we've

      heard outrage from Congress. But somehow the snake and his brood of vipers always slither away untried and unaccountable.

      See you at the Inn!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Dear WillStarr,

      I know you are right, but if the Dems are ready for a dictator, where does that leave people like us? See you at the Inn. We need to talk.

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      WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      What makes us think that the Democrats even want a Constitutional government anymore?

      When Obama announced during his State of the Union speech that he was going to go around Congress and rule like a king, the Democrats stood up and applauded.

      That tells me all I have to know.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Good Morning billybuc,

      You're right, what in the world was I thinking! See you at the Inn.....

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Too many martinis at lunch my friend. How can you expect Congress to do anything meaningful when they are passed out? :)

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Good Morning Tom,

      OMG-- that explains everything! ee you later at the Inn.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Good Morning Frog Prince,

      I agree it's a process, but I worry about the attention span of the American voter. Just knowing that they put Obama in office 2 times scares the hell out of me. His next big thing will be immigration. I am sure that he can't resist all those luscious grateful voters. See you at the Inn.

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      Tom Whitworth 4 years ago from Moundsville, WV

      Pop and Harlotte,

      I heard a rumor that many congressmen were aboard the ill-fated Malaysian 777 flight 370 never to be seen again.

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      The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

      What has been happening, in the funding arena, is that the executive branch has been shifting money around to fund those things it thinks need to be funded whether Congress thinks so or not. Another impeachable offense in my opinion.

      The only way to get rid of Obama via Congress is to change the Senate where when the trial is held he will be found guilty of all his treasonous actions. That will take those of us who care about the course of this nation to take people to the polls this time in November with us and for conservative voters to get out the vote and stop acting like babies. Turning this arund is a process.

      The Frog

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Good Morning Old Poolman,

      I agree with you completely. This Congress has sold out the American people . Occasionally, they make some noise, but it's merely a squeak not heard round the world. This is so serious and it is not getting the attention it demands. Sometimes I think I am in the middle of a never ending nightmare. I'll see you at the Inn on the early side.

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Good Morning Hxprof,

      You had better get to the Inn for a quick "pick me up." Things are rapidly going downhill, but I don't think we should give up the fight just yet. There has to be someone out there with the right credentials and integrity to lead this nation out of the mess we are in. See you soon.

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      Old Poolman 4 years ago

      Harlotte, the real question is why they are so afraid to stop these actions by this wannabe dictator? Not a single one of our elected representative has had the courage to step forward and make any attempt to stop this madness.

      That alone tells me that every single one of our currently elected representatives needs to go away and find a new job. Perhaps they don't consider this as part of their job duties, or they are afraid to take any action against the first black President of the USA. At any rate, they have sold us out and I hope they eventually pay the price for their failures.

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      Hxprof 4 years ago from Clearwater, Florida

      On and on it goes. Sadly Harlo, I'm convinced that these kinds of things will continue. Why? These are days of lawlessness; we see it in our president, our courts and as you point out also, in our Congress. Governments all around the world are having similar issues.

      We see this also in daily life - people losing it, going bonkers or whatever you want to call it. Basically, our society is a cesspool. The people with whom we staff our government come from this same cesspool, and hardly anyone that runs for office of any kind is any good. So who, Harlo, would you suggest to fill the seats of the current incompetants in Congress? What candidate (Republican or otherwise) woud you suggest as president, knowing that horrible precedents have been set and anyone who gets in will have access to immense power....and I suggest anyone will, to some extent, use that power in imitation of not only Obama but preceeding presidents as well.

      Your desire to alter our country's course is admirable, but IMO fruitless. However, I certainly do appreciate you keeping me abreast of what's happening!

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      breakfastpop 4 years ago

      Good Morning fp,

      What is happening now is unprecedented. I can't understand why this nation isn't panicked. We should be. I think perhaps we all have the feeling that "it" just can't happen here. But, it is happening. It is always a pleasure to see you at breakfast. I always appreciate your comments. See you at the Inn. Perhaps we should stay there.

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Exactly, pop...."every single person in this nation SHOULD be alarmed. This is NOT how we roll." Congress is SOUND asleep. Looks like a whole hell of a lot MORE than what meets the eye to me. ....which should only serve to alarm us further!

      Hope the Inn is open for business....UP++ tweeted & pinned.


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