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Fauntleroy and Flossy: #MAGA, #MEGA, #MAGOO

Updated on May 7, 2017

Fauntleroy closed the desk drawer and placed the bottle of Rogaine down on the desk in the oval office. After taking twice the pills prescribed, he took his Prozac and fell into a stupor.

In his dream, his hair was full and he had a haircut from a barber rather than his gardener. But his eyes were bugged out and his sight, therefore, was not as good as it once was. Besides the sight, his vision was blurred.

He saw everything as a threat. He just wanted to be loved, but each person or group came with their hands out. His advisors came and took his hand and talked softly, kindly, to him - even fatherly. They had worked with him now and knew his weaknesses.

“We must punish them,” they whispered. “They only take, we must stop treating these people like orphaned nieces and nephews. We must cut them off. If we are going to make America great again, we must punish the people. We must build up their character. We must make them strong, to fight our enemies.”

One after another they came. Fauntleroy’s bug eyed vision, left him stumbling. “I am beloved,” he declared. “The protesters, are all paid, hey, wait…. I told the people I would create jobs. Find out from the unemployment czar how many paid protesters jobs have been created. Damn, I am good.”

The phone on his desk rang. “Bill, how you doing Bill? I heard you lost your job. Are you trying to make me look bad.” There was a pause. “In my White House? No, you cannot work in my White House. My daughter works here. I don’t want another no class womanizer here. It is a crowded field. I am interviewing for Presidential aides right now. You should see the questionnaire that Roger sent over.”

Pet Peeve rushed into the room. Fauntleroy looked in his direction and could make out a shape. “Flossy? Is that you?”

“No, no. Grab line three, the president of the largest corporate prison in America wants to make a deal. Grab it.”

Fauntleroy grabbed the phone and listened. “You mean the back wall of the prison would run along the border and the guard towers would have a 360 degree view of both the yard and the invading hordes? That sounds like a winner. We can use the prisons as immigration camps also. So, you are going to build the prisons?” After a pause. “Oh, you want me to build the entire prison. Hmmm, yes that would be a way to funnel money in at one end and clean cash out on the other.” Fauntleroy put down the phone. “Get me Mr. Model T.”

Pet Peeve started to leave. “Wait," called Fauntleroy. "I had a dream about riding in a carriage pulled by six white horses. Does that mean I am a male Cinderella? Get a hold of one of my doctors. And my gardener. I want to look my best. Call my tailor, I am going to need a royal gown.”

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Disclaimer


No fairy tale figures were hurt during the production of this piece. It is a work of fiction. Pet Peeve, is a fictitious creation, as a child reader, he thought the heroes of the Prince Valiant stories were the dragons. The princesses were always out of reach, which left him in the hands of the dwarfs and trolls. When your only company is trolls and a few dwarfs it is easy to have a peculiar world view.

Fauntleroy and Flossy are not for everyone. There is mounting evidence that they are not for anyone, other than themselves. As the looting and plunder continue and rules are changed so funds remain in their pockets and flow to their pockets the country will become more and more stressed.

Did you in your wildest dreams think the United States would become the best customer of an entertainment corporation?

“Beep, beep!”

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    • marcoujor profile image

      Maria Jordan 2 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Mr. Magoo is a favorite of mine from way back... these video clips are a stitch, Mike.

      As for mixing Rogaine and Prozac... a male Cinderella indeed.

      Have a good night. Beep Beep too!

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      Ann Carr 2 months ago from SW England

      I have these amazing images in my head of this lot! So amusing yet worryingly plausible.

      The photo of the lady, chin in hand and clasping a flag, looking fed up, reminds me of a local lady in the street on our news last night. When she was told of our impending national election, she said 'Oh no, not again! Haven't we had enough?! Oh Lord' and her despair was palpable! She just about summed it up for us. Apparently the clip has gone viral!

      Ann

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      mckbirdbks 2 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello mar - Had I thought of it in time, I may have put Yosemite Sam in this episode. Glad you like the video selections.

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      mckbirdbks 2 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ann, I sense that somebody or some organization is behind stirring up the stress that is apparent all over the western world. It just did not happen that a 'populist' movement began and bloomed all over the world. Hopefully, France slams the brakes on. Brexit seems now like it was the wrong road. And here - well don't get me started.

      Thanks for the visit.

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      Ann Carr 2 months ago from SW England

      Brexit for me is definitely the right road. They're just blaming everything on it instead of accepting responsibility for causing the dissatisfaction, along with the European parliament being self-serving and out for the power and the bucks, with corruption being rife. We entered the EU for trade reasons, not under the idea of political union.

      I do think you're right about some organisation being behind all the unrest though. Also, there is no strong leadership anywhere. We need the return of trust, true transparency and some honest politicians - is that a paradox?!

      I think the best way to cope is with humour such as yours, albeit with a dark side!

      Have a great week, Mike!

      Ann

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      Martie Coetser 2 months ago from South Africa

      "No fairy tale figures were hurt during the production of this piece...."

      ROFL!

      Good to see that your sense of humor flourishes in these alternative circumstances, Mike.

      How many prisons are needed for that wall of doom? Do you think Fauntleroy will be willing to host some of SA's convicted criminals in some of those prisons?

      Thanks for the smiles!

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      mckbirdbks 2 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ann – I did not study in any detail the issue of Brexit. The face of it presented here, or that I heard, I thought it a good idea. That is until I found out the people behind it. And as the old saying goes, the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Meaning the philosophy of the people behind it is opposed to my way of thinking. (Which of course means nothing, perhaps a little less.) Talk of people in power in Brussels dictating to people in England never sounded right. People and their countries do matter – I have been to England a couple of times. It seems very diverse.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      A haircut from a barber rather than his gardener, usually I say that you can't make this up, but you did and it was funny. A Cinderella he is NOT! While I was gone this past few days, I didn't watch the news one time, instead watched hockey and baseball, so I'm catching up on the political news and it's not getting any better. Nearsighted Magoo is perfect for the people who occupies our white house. You ' dun ' good again!

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      mckbirdbks 2 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Martie – Sorry I am late responding. Too much going on and not enough energy to deal with it. The only thing I can do about this mess we voted ourselves. The propaganda machine mounted by the Russians undid the Unites States. Now there is a leader and his minions, that want to tear down all the good that has been done. We can no longer consider ourselves an enlightened people. Our intellectual integrity is gone and we are the laughing stock of the world.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 months ago from Texas

      Mr. Magoo would be an improvement to what we have in the White House. Loved the videos of Mr. Magoo.

      I remember one with a light bulb for an idea, or am I thinking of something else?

      Blessings my friend.

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      mckbirdbks 2 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ruby - Fauntleroy is a prima dona. He likely owns a tutu. I am glad you took a break from the news. They are the media ballerinas, and as such like all the attention, as they manufacture ways to steal. Magoo is a fitting example as how they go about their business.

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      mckbirdbks 2 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Shy - Almost anything would be an improvement. I am surprised that there are not videos of U-Haul trucks leaving various government buildings as the furniture is stolen.

      I forget which cartoon has that light bulb coming on. It will pop into my head sooner or later.

      Many thanks for the visit and the blessings.

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      Patty Inglish 7 weeks ago from North America

      Fauntleroy said on May 1: "Our Founders risked their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in defense of these values (liberty, justice, and equality)."

      Seems a part of the nation may have lost its values, one way or another.

      And what could be the "Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, Department of the Treasury"? -- for or against terrorist financing, we must ask.

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      mckbirdbks 7 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Patty - We as a nation have forgotten how to pull together. Think tanks have found many ways to press wedges between us. Once we were divided they have found many ways to scoop money into their own pockets. You mention values, it also seems to me that there has been an assault on values. Look who the republicans choose to attack first. They cut school lunches, meals for the elderly, young girls looking for help, and health care. They don't believe in education. There platform is horrifying. They removed regulations on industry so polluting adds to their bottom line. Their agenda is clear and people are not taken into consideration.

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      Patty Inglish 7 weeks ago from North America

      Yes, it feels and looks like the government is now Big Business, gouging the public even further than the disreputable among US businesses. Fair businesses surely must be cringing and I know that people are hurting. Starving children and old people are not acceptable.

      I was glad to see NASCAR drivers collecting food for senior citizens recently. There is hope in some quarters, although a few of the drivers pull unsafe driving tricks to win and end up in fistfights. But we're not in Heaven yet, where Dottie Rambo sings about the All Day Dinner in Heaven and nobody cheats.

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      mckbirdbks 7 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Patty - We have to ask ourselves, as a nation, ‘is there any good left in us?’ It appears that a large group here in this country would not help a starving baby. We see it every day. My ears hear it, and wonder why others do not. It is reported that funds for several ‘hot button’ programs were in the budget. Perhaps cooler heads prevailed.

      Another onslaught is taking place to take health care away from the American people. That is a war crime against the American people by the American government.

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      Patty Inglish 7 weeks ago from North America

      I have to agree with all of that and will go further to say it is a form of genocide. I just saw the film about the Armenian Genocide ("The Promise") and know such things can happen. Somehow we must unite and stop it here.

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      mckbirdbks 7 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Patty - The United States is no longer a group of people that share the same values. We are no longer a nation that feels pride in being number one in the world. We are like an old forgotten championship team with a trophy sitting somewhere gathering dust.

      We are dumbed down and will be ground to extinction.

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      Peg Cole 7 weeks ago from Dallas, Texas

      The title to this one was a hoot, Mike. I could almost picture Mr. Magoo stumbling around in a stupor. Your sense of humor remains intact as well as your skills in spinning a yarn.

      What a novel idea to combine the watchtower of a prison with the overseeing of our border. Good idea for multitasking.

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      mckbirdbks 7 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Peg - I saw that you left a comment on one of my lunatic rantings and had to brace myself to come over to see what you had to say. I am 'full' of ideas - just asks anyone around here. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you left with a smile or at least a smirk.

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      Genna East 7 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Mike...

      Sorry I'm late. I loved the Magoo inference; just perfect! Prozac...hmmm. One would think he'd need several gallons of the stuff. "We must cut them off. If we are going to make America great again, we must punish the people." As Ann wrote, this is so funny, yet "worryingly plausible," considering Faunt's recent actions.

      This is a quote from The Hill; I think his Trumpcare proposal sums everything up quite well:

      "The Republican health bill is simply a bad bill. It’s been blasted by conservative and liberal health experts, as well as groups representing patients, doctors, nurses and hospitals. Above all, the bill cuts health benefits for the poor, the middle class, the elderly and the sick, and it funnels the savings to tax cuts for the rich.

      In the name of a political victory for themselves and Trump, House Republicans may now be on the verge of passing the bill anyway. The only things that can keep it from becoming law — and harming millions of Americans — is the United States Senate."

      Whenever I hear someone exclaim, "the US is a Christian nation!" I cringe. Oh really? Such self-avowed Christians who make these claims and support bills like these must be using their bibles as doorstops. Even trying to qualify them as Aristotelian-Christians is a stretch. If we take religion out of the equation, we are left with an undeniable fact: It's morally wrong, and has nothing to do with what makes this country great.

      Sorry for the long-winded vent, Mike. Keep writing this series, my friend!

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      mckbirdbks 7 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Genna – Thank you. Magoo has more insight than Fauntleroy, but I could not resist.

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      Trumpcare did one thing that has been elusive. That is to stress just how low the Right can go. We have ceased to be a nation that share values. We might as well be a poor African nation whose only value is the resources available to be pulled from the ground. After that showing (vote), we have forfeited our right to be proud of ourselves.

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      There are many attacks going on against the poor, against women, against clean air and water, institutions that we have grown to appreciate, but the strength of this country are the men and women who do the work, and no rich guy and his cronies are a match for us.

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      Genna East 7 weeks ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Hi Mike. I find faith in the fact that both conservative and liberal health groups oppose this legislation. As an Independent, I am appalled and am not alone. When I took part in the March for Science a couple of weeks ago, members from all "sides" took part. It was heartening to say the least. We have to keep bringing facts to the table, so to speak, and keep educating those for whom Trump's beloved fences (walls?) seem so intent upon dividing -- both rhetorically and physically.

      Happy Sunday my talented friend.

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      mckbirdbks 7 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Genna – The situation is temporary. It won’t take much more – if any, before the people who support change realize that the change they are getting is costing them more than they thought possible. In no time, talks of fences and isolationism will stop. Once it sinks in that taking down the U.S.A. is a task out of reach of a neurotic, nervous, nepotistic, narcissistic, nincompoop, we live be able to decompress. Thanks for such a nice comment. Happy Sunday.

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