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A Sexual Revelation


Chiquita is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Sunday, November 19, 2017. Our noisy friend, Chiquita Cicada, is at the stove preparing Crispy Country Omelettes for all of us. The airwaves are rife with victims of sexual abuse coming forward after decades of silence. It is hard to imagine that there is anyone in Hollywood who hasn't been assaulted in some way. The same can be said of Washington, D.C., and most major corporations. When men and women get together, and one of them is in a position of power and lacking any moral fiber, we can expect trouble. Well, what we have now and have had for a very long time is trouble, but there are aspects of all these accusations that bear looking into. Chiquita has asked for the pleasure of your company at the table this morning. We are anxiously awaiting your arrival.


The Accusers

I do understand why victims of sexual abuse may find that keeping quiet about it is an easier road. Those in positions of power, whether it be in Hollywood or Washington, can visit even more pain upon victims who speak up. We have a long and ugly history of not believing victims, and by doing so we victimize them again. Having said that coming forward after decades have passed just ensures that the abusers get to repeat their ugliness over and over again. Hollywood can police themselves for all I care, but when it comes to bad behavior in Washington, the taxpayers foot the bill and that has to stop.


Sexual Harassment Settlements

The Congressional Office of Compliance released a report that shows quite clearly that American taxpayers paid out at least $17 million over the past two decades to settle sexual harassment claims. I am stunned that the report was released, but considering all the "confessions" and "accusations" abounding, I suppose it was only a matter of time before they had to "do the right thing." Settlements reached a high in 2002, averaging over $400,000. They spiked when Bill Clinton left office, which should not come as a surprise to anyone. The fact that Bill Clinton was able to win the presidency should come as a surprise considering the mounting evidence of sexual crimes attributed to him. That fact alone speaks volumes about the collective character of Washington, and those that spend their lives trying to stay there.

Why are the taxpayers responsible for the disgusting behavior of others? The accused, if proven guilty, should be footing the bill. A move such as this requires common sense, but let's not forget that common sense is dead and almost buried.

We're Broken


Our Dirty Little Secret

Let's be honest, people in power sometimes enjoy exploiting those around then whether they be men or women. Bill Clinton appears to have made a career out of it, and we heard crickets when Juanita Broaddrick came forward to say that he raped her in a hotel room. The liberal media defended him, and so did Hillary. The public yawned, and he was able to occupy the Oval Office. His disgusting behavior with his intern brought impeachment charges, but little else. Now he makes millions giving speeches and the sins of his past, and probably his present are no longer spoken about.

Ted Kennedy killed Mary Jo Kopechne in a drunk driving incident. He left the scene, went to bed and left her to die. He should have been charged with homicide, but instead he prevailed and was hailed at his death as a great statesman.

The list of people committing awful acts and walking free is endless. Washington is a cesspool of bad behavior. When critics cry out about sexual misconduct, there seems to be a motive other than outrage at the conduct at work . That is certainly the case with Judge Roy Moore. I have no idea if the man is guilty or not. I do think the timing of these accusations is rather suspect. The man has been in the public eye for decades. Why, when he is about to face an election that he could win did all these women surface? That bears looking into, to say the least.

We don't have to look very far or search very deep to see that we are morally broken, and have been for a very long time. We can pretend otherwise, but pretense is all that it is. We had better try to raise kids with character, so that the good will stifle the bad. It is way too late for this crowd on the Hill.

Chiquita's Song

I'm Chiquita Cicada

And I'm here to say

I wish the pigs would just go away....


breakfastpop (author) on November 22, 2017:

Good Morning Lori,

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember, NO Politics!

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Lori Colbo from United States on November 21, 2017:

Pino Crisio is spot on.

And I agree with you too pop.

breakfastpop on November 21, 2017:

Good Evening Peggy,

I agree. All these accusations must have many people shaking in their boots, and that is a good thing.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 21, 2017:

If this revolution against bad behavior succeeds, that will be wonderful. Perhaps it may give some people pause as to initiating bad behavior if more people are made accountable. Our tax dollars should never be used to pay off and cover up those incidents.

Brad on November 21, 2017:


I agree that would be a great idea, unfortunately when has this happened in the last 100 years. The problem is that they don't get held accountable.

That is the fault of the voters that keep voting with unchecked party loyalty rather than performance and achievement.


Sex activities are only one of hundreds of reasons why congress doesn't get anything done for the country or the people.

Their main accomplishments in the last one hundred years is to engage in losing wars, and in the continual upgrade of the military and weapons of war. It is a staggering amount of resources and money that is spent on our wars. Just a thought.

Extra cheese please :)

breakfastpop (author) on November 21, 2017:

Good Morning Pino,

That is great. Now let's see what happens. No wonder Congress can't accomplish anything, they are too busy groping anyone in their path! We are having sausage pizza at the Inn tonight in honor of all the "pigs" in Congress and elsewhere.

breakfastpop (author) on November 21, 2017:

Good Morning brad,

No argument from me about anything you said, but I am still adamant about paying a dime for these pigs! Speaking of pigs, let's have a sausage pizza at the Inn.

Pino Krisio on November 20, 2017:


I agree with you about not caring about anyone's sexual exploits; however, if my money pays for their abuses, I object!

If you are not held accountable for your actions, and taxpayers bail you out, then why would you stop? The only way to stop them is going for their wallet!

Brad on November 20, 2017:


I totally agree with you.

Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on November 20, 2017:

Brad, you are right of couse. However, the decline of our morals correlates with the decline of our government. We need both to keep a country and society strong.

The source can be traced to the misrepresentation of the separation of church and state. When we remove religion from our schools and public square, we open the door to secularism and non judgmental behavior...

Our social problems with sex, and teen pregnancy and abortion... are interrelated. Our founding fathers would be shocked by what goes on in society today with the wonder our politicians behave the way they do. They reflect our society...

Brad on November 20, 2017:


I understand your point, but I personally don't really care about the sexploits of congress or any politician. We have civil and criminal laws to protect the victims.

$17 million in two decades is insignificant compared to the money, resources, lives, etc that they cause by not doing their job.

JFK had his affairs while in office, but he was doing the job of our president. Bill Clinton had his affairs but he wasn't doing a presidential job. The difference between the two is what they did for the country and the people.

Traditional marriage was morphed this century and along with that comes a desensitization on sex and sexual activities. If this was 1969 before the birth of no fault divorces then these sexual activities would have been of national importance and it would end the political careers of those politicians crossing the morality line.

The point is that since 1970 the morality line has stretched to where it is so thin no one knows when it is crossed.

Does anyone really think that the US really stands for a moral country that it was when it was formed in 1776?

We have in the last several decades seen the Vatican and the Catholic Church coverup for the mortal sins of their priests that turned into pedophiles. Today the Catholic Church is like the US Congress still running as usual. There are new generals that don't want to be encumbered by morality and tradition.

Morres change as society changes, and this century any sexual activities are just used as political leverage. No one really cares other than its political value.

The swamp is still overflowing and this sexual activity campaign is just a red herring.

The moral and political litmus is the voter, and they have let the US down. Look at congress since the 1970s, as well as the presidents and track the decline of the US to see the correlation.

I think that people mistake the government for the morality leader, while that is the purpose of religion. Government may be able to make laws controlling social issues, it can't really change the social attitude. Drinking alcohol was a social issue that the government tried to stop. They even passed a Constitutional Amendment to enforce it. The people rebelled and the government had to pass another amendment to remove the original amendment.

Today, even the strictest DUI laws don't stop illegal drinking of alcohol.


breakfastpop (author) on November 20, 2017:

Good Morning Pino,

I am livid that my tax dollars are going to cover up sexual predators disgusting behavior in Washington. These pigs should dig into their own pockets to pay for their crimes. Then they should be booted out of Washington. The town will be empty, but that can only be a good thing. See you at the bar later. Drinks are on me.

breakfastpop (author) on November 20, 2017:

Good Morning Tom,

Nothing surprises me anymore. Sexual predators abound in Washington, but sadly it is an old story. The adage that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely endures. See you at the Inn.

Tom Whitworth from Moundsville, WV on November 19, 2017:

Pop and Chiquita,

I thought I was beyond being shocked but the revelation that something like the Office of Compliance exists to cover up congressional bad behavior proved me wrong. All of these settlements should be exposed and the practice discontinued immediately. Let the perps pay their own hush money.

breakfastpop (author) on November 19, 2017:

Dear Jack,

Now if Trump could just get her off the television and into an orange jumpsuit, along with her fake husband, the nation could breathe a collective sigh of relief.

breakfastpop (author) on November 19, 2017:

Good Morning billy,

No argument from me. Actually, if we clear the Halls of Congress of sexual predators, all that will be left is an echo.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 19, 2017:

I don't care what the political affiliation is. If they are guilty they need to be out of office. Clinton was disgusting and if Moore is guilty he is disgusting.

Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on November 19, 2017:

Yes, and the greatest achivement of Trump may just be to deny the Clintons of moving back to the White House, our House.

breakfastpop (author) on November 19, 2017:

Good Morning Jack,

We need that strong message, and it is long overdue. The Clintons have gotten away with murder, and that may not be just a figure of speech. Enjoy what's left of the week-end, and see you at the Inn, a place that is free of predators!

Jack Lee from Yorktown NY on November 19, 2017:

Your observation is dead on. We need to drain the swamp in DC. We can start by holding the Clintons responsible for taking the country down this road. They were enabled and helped all the way by the DNC, Democrats, the Media and Hollywood celebrities. They are all in the same boat of lost souls.

If I was Trump, I would initiate a full investigation of the Clinton Foundation. There is enough criminal activities to put both of them in jail for a long time and send a message that crime does not pay.

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