by OPOVV, ©2019

By Various, see File history below for details. – Bolivarian Government of Venezuela, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=545825

(Feb. 20, 2019) — “Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to The Pulse of the Nation,’ the one place where the truth is scrutinized to be the truth. Hello, my name is Roving and I’ll be conducting on-the-street interviews: that is, I would be doing interviews outside but it’s been raining cats-and-dogs, so we’re back in Professor Zorkophsky’s cozy office here at the university. Thanks for the invite, Professor; nice fire.”

“Thank you; think nothing of it, and, please, call me ‘Zork’; there’s no need to be so formal here in my humble office. Care for another cup of hot chocolate topped with frothy whipped cream? Here you go.”

“Thank you. Let’s take a quick break.”

500 Miles” (3:53)

“Okay, Zork, so what’s going on with the ‘Jewel of the Orinoco River?’”

“Today it’s Ground Zero, tomorrow: who knows? Look, Venezuela is just an extension of the old Cold War, that’s all.”

“So it’s not important?”

“Wrong: it’s very important; it’s always important to know when to push back and not allow Communism to take hold anywhere in the world which, if you read your history, was what Vietnam was all about: the domino theory. In Vietnam it was Mao’s Little Red Book: in Venezuela it’s the Communist Manifesto, which is the same old song: the few living off the labor of many.”

“That’s why we like you, Zork; you take something complicated and break it down so we all can understand it.”

“Which is what I’ve done in my new book, ‘Our Democratic Huckster Judges,’ where I explain why some judges understand the Constitution while others just give lip service to the law of the land.”

“Another textbook?”

“No, it’s novel, but not The Great American Novel, I’m sorry to say. It’s a book about a guy leaving his childhood sweetheart and he travels around the world only to return as an old man the day his sweetheart dies.”

“Does he see her before she died?”

“No, he didn’t even have a clue that she was back living in her parents’ home after her husband died; he only found out about it when he was visiting the town’s cemetery when her funeral procession arrived.”

“That sounds like a pretty sad story. Reminds me of Isben’s Peer Gynt. Let’s take a quick commercial break.”

In the Hall of the Mountain King” (2:41)

“It’s supposed to be. Actually, it’s a screenplay for the ‘women who like to cry’ television station.”

“You’re kidding?”

“No, and getting back to Venezuela: it’s us vs. them; it’s the law vs. lawlessness; it’s the patriots vs. the traitors; it’s the informed vs. the stupid; it’s the kind vs. the slavers, and that includes the drug-pushers; and it’s the wall and the Angel Moms vs. those who, by denying the facts, believe that American women are open season for the sickos who prey upon the defenseless. In short, it’s responsible Capitalists vs. irrational Socialists; Christians vs. those who deny women equal protection under the teachings of Jesus Christ: The Golden Rule.

“All in a nutshell.”

“If you, as a parent, buried your child murdered by the hands of an MS-13 gangbanger or a drunk illegal immigrant who ran a red light, you might have a different attitude about the wall, I mean, don’t you think? Of course you would, and so would Chuck Schumer. So how come Nancy Pelosi doesn’t give a hoot about the murder of Kate SteinleHow come the Clintons aren’t in jail for selling US secrets to the Russians and the Chinese? And how come people like Kamala Harris and all her cohorts get away badmouthing our country when they advocate treason? These are all rhetorical questions that require answers, but all is silent. We hope and pray that our new AG, Barr, does his job, unlike his predecessors.”

“Well, Zork, I guess if you call a spade a spade, like if you call the Clinton Foundation what it really is, a slush fund for illegal activities, then you’re on the road to reason and maturity but, on the other hand, if you act like an idiot – ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ and believe there’s a scintilla of truth to be found in the DOJ or FBI – then you better get your head examined. I’m right, aren’t I?”

“Right on target, Roving. It’s been a great interview.”

“Yes, it was, wasn’t it? And now’s the time that I say, on behalf of the crew, a goodnight to all of you out there in TV-viewing land and you Post & Email readers: Goodnight.

“Another great show. Join us for burgers, Zork: my treat.”

Do You Believe in Magic” (2:07)


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