So...I present you....Fargo's Brilliant One...in color. Ta da! Enjoy!
By the way, I am serving myself Blue Moon's on the half orange. The Russian Bear...he is indulging in water with a slice of lemon on the rocks.
|This is what I got when I Googled "Russian Bear". |
Is this a Russian Bear or a Russian and a bear? I have no idea.
ME: Describe Trump in one sentence.
RB: A fat-fingered vulgarian with crony capitalist connections, the taste of Caligula and an over-inflated sense of self-worth.
(I can't take credit for the -fingered vulgarian line, but I do think it is an apt description.)
ME: Whoa. There are a lot of big words in there. I am guessing you are not a fan. Here is mine: Donald Trump is a complex man with many faces.
ME: Describe Hillary in one sentence.
RB: A lying sociopath with grand schemes for self-enrichment at the expense of world stability and national security.
ME: That sounds accurate. My sentence is: DITTO. That is a sentence.
ME: Who do you think or who would you like to see as their VP picks?
RB: Donald Trump: I would like to see him pick a conservative VP. However, the majority of the Republican party is not conservative, so his pick will probably be someone that either unites the GOPe and brings the #NeverTrump over to his side, or appeals to the Democrat base. That being said I predict someone like Colin Powell.
Hillary Clinton: Barring indictment and federal prison, I expect her to play the girl card to the max. Assuming they don't have too much bad blood between them, Elizabeth Warren should be her pick. She can boast about having the first Native American VP.
ME: Hmmm. Those are great choices. I actually like Colin Powell in some cases, some cases not. Would you like some more water? Here you go. (pours good spring water, not yucky tap water. Yuri needs the best) I think Condaleeza Rice would be awesome but she will have none of that. In Hillary's case? I think she will pick Elizabeth Warren as well.
ME: What is the most important matter our new president needs to focus on?
RB: Define what it means to be an American. Why would I say that the most important matter is make a mission statement of what it means to be an American? Because policy flows from principle. Are we a constitutionally limited republic, populist democracy, or oligarchy masquerading as a free country.
The culture wars have been lost, and the winners are roaming the battlefield and shooting the survivors in the gut and then grinding their entrails into the ground. Fundamental transformation, indeed. Our young have been indoctrinated to hate America. Triggered by their own "privilege", they demand freebies for everyone to ease their false guilt. The military has been infiltrated and weakened throughout.
America needs to find its identity very quickly before it is lost forever. In practical terms, the most important matter is national security. Our navy had more ships in 1916 than they do today. We are unable to project power in more than one area at a time. Our Air Force is looking for spare parts in the boneyards instead of stocking replacements, despite record revenues and record spending.
tl.dr; more guns, less butter.
ME: Well, I am speechless. I was just going to say that I want the economy to pick up (like a lot) and all these whiners to stop whining and maybe a law where all the protesters can hit each other with their signs and shit. Then may the last man or woman standing win!. I like your ideas much better. Are you sure you didn't slip any Vodka in there? I think I need another beer.
RB: No Vodka. Just a cup of honesty. Is this tap water ice or spring water ice. It takes a little like lead and manufacturing waste.
ME: Uh. I don't know. I just got it out of the ice bucket. It's ice ice.
ME: What is your analysis of the two candidates?
RB: Donald Trump: Here's an egotistical blowhard, who frustrated with the results his bought politicians were getting, decided to throw his hat into the ring, and is now poised to win the whole thing. Who can argue against "Make America Great Again"? That's the perfect pitch to an America that is being constantly told by their assumed betters that America is horrible, America is to blame. 9/11 served us right, etc. etc. I mean, even the most detached voter knows that America was great once. They may not know why America was great. They do know that it isn't great right now, so making it great again sounds like a good idea.
ME: Yeah, but most people can see through spin and win, right?
RB: Not really, sad to say.
Specifics (i.e. substance) is not needed to win at the presidential level, as the last two presidential elections have shown. The right emotional pitch that appeals to the broadest base is all you need.
What bothers me about the sales pitch, is that it is not the government that makes America great, it is its people that make it great. Turning to a chief executive of a federal government to make the country great, is a call to totalitarianism. Over 3500 new rules are waiting in the next regulatory cycle. The CFR is getting larger and larger, and this will not make us great. Will a populist president help change this trend? I doubt it.
A candidate who says, "I could shoot somebody in the street , and you all would still vote for me.", is a candidate to be worried about. I understand the frustration and sentiment behind those that support Donald Trump, and I didn't like it when Barry said to his supporters to "get in the face" of of their opponents, so I like it even less when a similar threat is voiced by the Republican candidate..
ME: So true on those scary statements. But, he is right. He has escaped any shunning by large masses which should have put any other person out of the race. What about Hillary?
RB: Hillary Clinton: I honestly have not followed a word of what she has said. I can't stand to hear her voice, it's like a hole is being torn in my eardrum and I must flee to my "safe space" free of harridans and defenders of child rapists.
ME: Oh, shit, sorry!
RB: Eh. No worries. But why did you spit your beer all over me, Fargo? Geez, you need a bib, girl.
ME: Because that was fucking hilarious.
RB: Well, whatever. Now, in terms of her candidacy, the illusion of democracy in the Democratic ticket is being ripped asunder in front of the eyes of the Bernie supporters. The Clintons have successfully infiltrated the Democrat party and much of the bureaucracy of the federal government with their minions. I mean, Come on! Their former mouthpiece is on a daily national "news" show.
Bill was head of the DNC for a while. The Clintons know, like every good intestinal worm, how to burrow in and suck off the largess around them. The Clinton Global Foundation is nothing more than a vehicle for laundering their influence peddling money.
ME: Like my blue dress? I got it from Monica Lowin...I don't know her last name. She was very close to Bill Clinton. It's a little big and I couldn't get the stain out, though. Kind of sad. But it was a bargain!
RB: *blink, blink*
ME: Go on. You are on a roll.
RB: She is a horrible candidate. People do not find her appealing, the longer she speaks, the larger the negatives get. She has been entrenching herself into the federal government since 1992. If she wasn't so entrenched, I think the DNC would have shed themselves of her a long time ago. But hey, you lay down with hippies, you'll get up with fleas, ticks and communicable diseases.
ME: I have never laid down with hippies, just FYI. Good thing, I guess. I didn't realize they had so many "issues." There have been others, but no hippies. I mean, two. Mom, only two. I think Hillary is the plaque and she is poisonous to our country as a politician. Hell, she might even poison the prison system if she ever gets there. Who am I kidding? She is never going to get there, What about The Bern?
RB: Bernie is promising loads of freebies and promising to break the banks. Hillary promises the same with the added bonus of being a girl, for those who like to vote for historic firsts. Barring indictment, Hillary will be the nominee over the virulent protests of Sanders supporters.
ME: What is going on with voters? Your assessment? Their platform preferences, their personalities, their wants, needs, generational differences?
RB: They're mad.
ME: I'm mad too, Eddy. Bet you don't remember that one! Hah! Anyway...so what! Big babies. Do tell more.
RB: Conservatives are mad at, and feel betrayed by the Republican leadership for failing to take a stand and use the power of the purse. GOPe voters are mad that a classless buffoon is now their nominee. Bernie supporters are mad that winning more popular votes doesn't get you more delegates. Hillary voters are either mad at the patriarchy or just not informed about her and have a misplaced nostalgia for the Clinton years.
I think both parties are pushing for larger government. Both sides desire a vigorous executive branch. The GOP has done little to reign in Obama's overreach, partly because they want to do the same thing when their guy gets in.
ME: Well, I agree. But size doesn't always matter, it's how you use it.
RB: *blink, blink* We are talking about the government, right?
ME: Well, of course. Sorry. I didn't mean to interrupt.
RB: Well, you are good at that, but God love ya, Fargo. Anyway...Younger voters are turning to government as well. The idea of free college, or forgiveness of their student loan debt is a big freebie being dangled in front of them. The idea that an avowed socialist is gaining a majority of popular votes in the Democratic race, tells me that we've lost the country for at least a generation. Even my oldest daughter (she is the only one who is not home schooled) doesn't seem to have a problem with Marxism or national socialist theory. She even gave me a lecture about how I've benefited from white male privilege.
Hopefully, whichever candidate gets into office, the collapse and rebirth will happen quickly so my yet to be born grand children will have a chance at a free society.
Furthermore, I consider that Islam must be destroyed.
ME: Well, alrighty then. We will have to delve into that last statement further, but we will save it for next time. Thanks, so much for the great convo. I always like to hear what you think about these complex issues.
RB: My pleasure.
ME: Next time, I might add Vodka to your water. Who knows what we might get? Might be The Russian Bear magnified!
RB: Well, Vodka is not really my thing.
ME: Well, you pick!
RB: I will have to think about that. Maybe I will bring some good stuff.
ME: Until next time!