27 February 2017 … Scene: A high-end Washington D.C. restaurant. The place is very exclusive. The lights are dim, for ambiance reasons. Waiters wear bow ties and scurry around with bleached towels over their arms. Some of them have small French-style mustaches. Enter Supreme Chancellor Donald Trump, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and Vice Chancellor Mike Pence. The table they’re sitting at is covered … Continue reading A DRAMATIZATION DEPICTING DONALD TRUMP, MIKE PENCE, AND JAMES MATTIS GOING OVER THE SUCCESS AND FALLOUT OF A RECENT ESPIONAGE-TYPE MISSION THAT TRUMP MIGHT NOT EVEN REMEMBER HAVING APPROVED
25 February 2017 … Scene: The Oval Office. Enter Supreme Chancellor Donald Trump and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon. Trump sits at his Resolute desk; his hands are clasped together, and his elbows are up on the desk; his face is strained, and his tongue sticks out of the corner of his mouth. He’s putting everything he’s got into concentrating on the task at hand. Bannon … Continue reading DRAMATIZATION DEPICTING SUPREME CHANCELLOR DONALD TRUMP AND CHIEF STRATEGIST STEVE BANNON GOING OVER SOME REALLY TOUGH TALKING POINTS JUST BEFORE BEDTIME.
24 February 2017 … Scene: The New York Times’ main office. The place is clearly failing. The ceiling tiles are either stained or cracked or missing entirely. Loops of high-voltage wires hang from the ceiling. Water drips from the ceiling, too; buckets are scattered about, to catch the water. Rats scurry. A wild dog lopes. The computers are very old first-generation iMacs — the kind … Continue reading A DRAMATIZATION DEPICTING HOW THE FAILING NEW YORK TIMES IS DEALING WITH SUPREME CHANCELLOR DONALD TRUMP’S INCREDIBLY SUCCESSFUL ADMINISTRATION.
19 February 2017 … Scene: A rundown one-bedroom apartment somewhere in Washington D.C. There are stains on the walls. The room smells like cigarette smoke. A roach scuttles across the kitchen floor. Enter Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. Supreme Chancellor Donald Trump. Putin sits at a small kitchen table. He’s shirtless; there’s lots of spiraling chest hair. He’s turning patties of cold meatloaf over … Continue reading A DRAMATIZATION, IN THE MOLD OF A MID-TO-LATE 20th-CENTURY SITCOM, DEPICTING SUPREME CHANCELLOR DONALD TRUMP AND RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN MAYBE BREAKING UP
16 February 2017 … Scene: The Oval Office. The curtains are pulled way back, so the occasional passerby can see that the supreme chancellor is doing important supreme chancellor things. One of the windows is covered with a transparent plastic tarpaulin, from a recent F.B.I. raid everyone’s sworn never to talk about. Enter Supreme Chancellor Donald Trump and Vice Chancellor Mike Pence. Trump sits … Continue reading A DRAMATIZATION DEPICTING A CONVERSATION (…) BETWEEN SUPREME CHANCELLOR DONALD TRUMP AND VICE CHANCELLOR MIKE PENCE, WHICH MAY SHED SOME LIGHT ON WHY, EXACTLY, MR. TRUMP FEELS SO UNCHARACTERISTICALLY LOW ENERGY, SUDDENLY
15 February 2017 … Scene: The Oval Office. The curtains are closed, for privacy reasons. Enter Child president (who’s like three-and-three-quarters years old) Chief of staff, National security advisor, and Press secretary. Child president sits at his desk. Actually, he can’t reach the desk from his chair, so he’s sitting on top of the desk, but no one ever points this out. He’s also pushing … Continue reading A SCENE DEPICTING HOW EVEN A CHILD PRESIDENT WOULD BE BETTER THAN WHAT WE’VE GOT NOW
14 February 2017 … Enter Supreme Chancellor Donald Trump, chief strategist Stephen Bannon, possibly traitorous national security advisor Michael Flynn, prime minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, and a film director. Trump, Bannon, Flynn, and Abe are all sitting at a long dinner table. They’ve just received intelligence that North Korea had only minutes earlier successfully tested a missile capable of possibly delivering a nuclear warhead … Continue reading A DRAMATIZATION IN WHICH SUPREME CHANCELLOR DONALD TRUMP DISCUSSES HIGHLY SENSITIVE FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES AT HIS MAR-A-LAGO RESORT IN FLORIDA, RIGHT THERE IN FULL VIEW OF THE WELL-TO-DO PUBLIC, ALL OF WHICH IS BEING FILMED FOR SOME SORT OF REALITY TV THING
8 February 2017 … Enter Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Warren stands at a podium in the Senate chambers. She’s just finished reading a letter written by Coretta Scott King, which letter criticizes Senator Jeff Sessions’ record on civil rights. McConnell stands at a second podium, which is attached to his seat or something. He’s … Continue reading DRAMATIZATION OF SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL RECURSIVELY SILENCING SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL REGARDING HIS SILENCING OF ELIZABETH WARREN
5 February 2017 … Scene: The football field at NRG Stadium in Houston, Tex. Enter Supreme Chancellor Donald Trump and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. They’re standing about 10 yards apart, because Trump doesn’t have much of an arm. Brady has incredible form and throws tight spirals; Trump is trying to imitate Brady’s form and failing miserably. He more just pushes the ball … Continue reading A DRAMATIZATION OF DONALD TRUMP TOSSING A DEFLATED FOOTBALL AROUND WITH TOM BRADY
30 January 2017 … Scene: The Oval Office. Enter Supreme Chancellor Donald Trump and Vice Chancellor Mike Pence. Both are breathing heavily. Pence leans on his knees. Trump barricades the door with chairs and small tables. He leans back against the barricade, as if to provide additional support. His comb over stands straight up. Sweat runs down his face. His face glistens. The sweat makes … Continue reading A DRAMATIZATION IN WHICH DONALD TRUMP SCRAMBLES TO ALTER HIS CONTROVERSIAL IMMIGRATION BAN EVEN AS THE FEDS STORM THE WHITE HOUSE LOOKING FOR HIM AND MIKE PENCE, BOTH OF WHOM ARE IN VIOLATION OF THE ORIGINAL EXECUTIVE ORDER