by Roving Reporter, ©2022

Joe Biden inauguration, January 20, 2021 (public domain)

(May 6, 2022) — “Oridano’s Waltz” (3:06)

“Hark, you, over yonder!”

“Gee whiz, Zork, I’m standing right here; you don’t have to yell. Wait a minute while I do the introduction, will you, please?”

“Only if you insist, kind sir.”

“Well, you’re half-right. Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to ‘The Pulse of the Nation,’ the place to hear it here first. With us is Professor Zorkophsky, the bestselling author of psychiatry textbooks for the amateur shrink. Welcome to the show.”

“Only if you call me ‘Zork,’ and do I have news for you.”

“Okay, Zork, what’s the big news?”

“I’m ‘On Broadway!’ My play will be ‘On Broadway.’”

Injected song: “Lullaby of Broadway” (2:47)

“What play? You mean you wrote a play that’s going to be performed, by professionals, on Broadway?”

“Well, not exactly.”

“Then tell us the ‘not exactly’ part, please, ‘cause we’d like to know.”

“It’ll be on my website on the Internet that I call ‘On Broadway.’ It’ll be a smash hit, I guarantee you.”

“Let’s skip the mechanics of producing a play for now and just tell us the story line.”

“The story line is about these sailors who sail a destroyer up the Potomac and ‘un-coup the coup,’ something the Joint Chiefs should have done on Jan. 20, 2021.”

“Is it a comedy, drama — what is it?”

“None of the above: it’s ‘Science Fiction.’

“I’m totally lost. Let me see if I understand this right: you wrote a play about some sailors who, what, mutinied?”

“No, they didn’t mutiny; everyone on board was in total agreement. They sailed up the river and parked near the Pentagon and, get this, ordered the Joint Chiefs to either do their sworn job in protecting the Constitution or be ‘vacated.’



“And do they?”

“No, they Opossumed.”

“Don’t you mean ‘weaseled?’”

“Maybe, but that’s not the point. The point is that there was a coup, an insurrection by the Deep State, and the government was behind it, that’s what.”

“Sounds more like true-to-life than science fiction.”

“That may be, but that’s the story.”

“How does it end? I mean, is it a positive play or do people feel let-down?”

“You mean like they do now? I paid $4 a gallon last time I filled up and my little so-called ‘economy’ car cost me $60. Outrageous. Imagine, if you will, a family of four, mom and dad and two teenagers, and then feel bad for them when there’s empty shelves at the grocery store. Not good and getting worse.”

“So, no blaming the Russians; blaming Putin for the high gas prices?”

“Did Putin shut down Keystone? Did Putin destroy all the gains that Trump made, starting with everyone getting along, one country, one goal?”

“Sounds more like true-to-life than fiction, is that right?”

“I had to place it in the ‘fiction’ category in order not to get kicked off the Internet.”


“So much for the First Amendment, which is the whole reason of the play.”

“Well, I certainly wish you all the success in the world. You know, I’m looking forward to seeing it. Imagine the Joint Chiefs doing their sworn duty; no wonder it’s science fiction. And one more thing: an un-coup is not a coup; it’s the right thing to do, to reinstate the rightful president and take the current one straight down to GITMO. Thanks for watching and, on behalf of Zork, this is your Roving Reporter wishing you all a goodnight: Goodnight.

“Good show. Burger time: my treat.”

Nobody But Me” (2:22)

Roving Reporter  

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  1. God I hope it stays fiction. Actual coups and revolutions (not that BS that people think Jan 6th was or even the actual BLM insurrections that blanketed America for a summer); they rarely ever end well. You almost always get an autocratic state after.

    America, India … there are few few that end up in a democratic state, and America is the only one that’s preserved such a high degree of individualism (vs collectivism) over all the others. If this experiments fails, there is no guarantee living in a Red State will save us from the upcoming manufactured famine. Former Vice President Biden will make Stalin’s Holodomor look like a picnic.

    1. You may have missed the point. We want the military to oust Biden and his unlawful government and re-install Trump as our duly elected legal Commander in Chief/President.
      We want the Constitution to be the law of the land and not made-up Biden-Harris, Pelosi-Schumer garbage that weakens our country in each and every way.
      We want the lie that is Barry Soetoro (aka Obama) to see the light of day (WHERE’S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?); we want The View to acknowledge that the Russian Collusion was a hoax; we want Hillary behind bars; we want Constitutional law to be reinstated and anyone that falsifies a vote to pay the price; we want all illegals and Muslims deported.
      Not yesterday but now and the idea of the sailors going upriver to get the job done seems like a pretty good one to me.
      Don’t think negatively like the Dems; think positively that we can save our country because of the way things are looking, it’s not a done deal, capito?