Lady is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Monday, September 11, 2017. Our sweet friend, Lady, is at the breakfast table this morning. She has prepared a bacon quiche lorraine for breakfast, and she has asked me to extend an invitation to all the Poppers. Lady is worried about all those impacted by this vicious hurricane season. Let's come together to thank those who have reached out to help their fellow Americans, and tell those that choose to criticize to keep their remarks to themselves. Now is not the time for anything but survival, concrete help and heartfelt prayers.
The Human Spirit
Thanks so much for coming to the table this morning. The past eight months have been marked by hideous division, hateful lies and violence. Perhaps Mother Nature couldn't take it anymore, because her wrath has been unleashed on parts of our country, bringing those impacted by storm to their knees humbled by nature's fury. When Harvey descended upon Houston and beyond, America rallied. Petty differences vanished, and all that remained was the need to reach out and help one another regardless of our skin color or party affiliations. We were just people trying to save ourselves, our loved ones and our neighbors. The line of people waiting to get into Houston and outlying areas was incredible. Boats of every kind were on trailers, manned by ordinary citizens wanting to help. The effort was gargantuan, well organized and it is still ongoing. In its wake, Irma has descended upon Florida and, as I write this, the damage is still ongoing. My thoughts and prayers go out to every single human being impacted by these storms. I do believe that the nation is focused on you, and you will not be forgotten.
No Magic Wand
There is no magic wand when it comes to dealing with these storms and the devastation they bring. What there is, however, is real help. President Trump has done a magnificent job bringing together all the parties charged with helping the victims of Harvey and Irma. He and his administration got ahead of the problem, and when it was necessary, they were prepared to act. The governors of the affected states were in constant contact with President Trump and his entire cabinet. FEMA was on the ball, corporations stepped up to the plate and individual citizens reached out with money, clothes and their own lives. This is who we are as a nation. There will always be people who will try to rip into this president every chance they get. They tried to by criticizing President Trump for not being 'Huggy" enough. They tore into the First Lady because she left the White House in stilettos. It doesn't get any stupider than this, and these fools should hold themselves in contempt.
Getting it Done
President Trump did something we haven't seen in a very long time. He reached across the aisle, in order to get things done in this country. Despite the fact that he was not supported by many Republicans in Washington, he chose to agree with the Democrats and suspend the debt ceiling for three months. The suspension means that the government can borrow what it needs to operate. The cost of these storms is going to be enormous, and our people need help. President Trump got things moving in a city strangled by divisiveness. He deserves credit for his efforts. I doubt that the future holds any "Kumbayah" moments in Washington, but the slight lull in all the mean spirited talk is a welcome relief.
Mountains to Climb
We have a long way to go in our country. Many of our citizens are going to need help putting their lives back together. We definitely need tax reform if we are going to get our country back to real prosperity. Our borders are better, but still vulnerable. We need that wall. We need to cut the red tape when it comes to helping our veterans, and we need to do it fast. The gridlock in Washington cannot continue. If deals have to be made, we need to make them. No one can do that better than our president.
She longs for free fresh ideas in the air
She has no use for fools who don't care
That's why this Lady is no tramp.