Fractured Fairy Tale

Magic CastleThe new king was introduced with a flourish. He walked to the microphone and started to speak. “Welcome to my magic, royal Trump Castle, formerly known as The White House,” King Donald said to his adoring subjects. “I’ve made some long overdue and sorely belated, but critical improvements, like the alligator and snake infested moat, two incredibly classy towers, two battle turrets, a dungeon for the press, a keep, and of course, a big, beautiful wall. Now if you would like to approach me and kiss my ring, please line up.”

As Mitch and Lindsey pushed to the front of the line, Lindsey asked Mitch, “How should I address him?”

Mitch said to Lindsey, “Whatever you do, don’t refer to him as ‘Your Royal Jackass.’ He hates that.”

And then Devin said, “And whatever you do, don’t invoke Obama’s name. He’ll go ballistic.”

Vladimir called out to those in line. “Speed it up, you all. The king is hosting a royal dinner tonight for Sean Hannity and his friends at Fox.”

Written for the Tale Weaver prompt from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, where we are asked to write a fairy tale about a magic castle. Also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (flourish), The Daily Spur (subject), Word of the Day (belated), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (address), Your Daily Word Prompt (invoke), and Daily Addictions (speed).

16 thoughts on “Fractured Fairy Tale

  1. Marleen December 12, 2019 / 6:49 pm

    Remember when all the candidates (during primary season) had to go basically kiss the ring in, what was it, 2012? Why did they (Republicans) decide that?

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    • Marleen December 12, 2019 / 9:03 pm
      December 5, 2011

      Four years ago, nobody cared what Donald Trump thought about the Republican presidential candidates.

      This year, nearly every major candidate has made a pilgrimage to New York City to meet with The Donald. ………

      “I didn’t know he had the ability to lay on hands and anoint people,” [Ron] Paul said on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley.


      From an article to which the above article links:

      “We approached Donald Trump,” executive director Steve Coz told The Fix. “He is a well-known and vocal conservative, and we thought it was a great partnership.” Trump adviser {now convicted and imprisoned} Michael Cohen confirmed his participation.

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      • Marleen December 13, 2019 / 10:37 am
        DECEMBER 6, 2016 4:45 PM

        President-elect Donald Trump ripped his own potential Secretary of State nominee Jon Huntsman repeatedly during the 2012 Republican primary season…

        … Trump told Fox News host Greta Van Susteren on …

        … February 8, 2012, that Huntsman’s attitude toward China was “suicidal and terrible.”

        Trump dismissed him and Ron Paul as “joke candidates” during an NBC interview on December 5, 2011, after they said they would not attend a proposed GOP candidate forum Trump himself would moderate.

        Trump also said Huntsman’s claim to not want Trump’s endorsement at the time was not true…

        …. [Huntsman] took shots at Trump as … who would receive the billionaire’s endorsement was still an open question, telling Fox News at one point, “I’m not going to kiss his ring and I’m not going to kiss any other part of his anatomy.”

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        • Marleen December 13, 2019 / 6:26 pm



          … “I think I have a lot of good questions to ask. I feel very strongly about the country. We’ll see how it turns out.”

          The real estate mogul and host of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice flirted with a presidential run earlier this year, making President Obama’s citizenship a top issue. …

          Meantime, a parade of GOP presidential candidates have already made the trek to the Trump Tower in New York to chat with The Donald. …


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        • Marleen December 13, 2019 / 6:59 pm

          … in a move that could facilitate a potential third-party presidential run in 2012, U.S. media reported on Friday [DECEMBER 23, 2011].

          The move was disclosed … days after [he/Trump] announced he [was not intending to] moderate a planned debate among 2012 Republican presidential candidates ….

          “Mr. Trump has said for almost a year that if he is not satisfied with who the Republican candidate is, he may elect to run as an independent,” Trump spokesman Michael Cohen {convicted and jailed after 2016} said, according to the Los Angeles Times. “This change in party affiliation certainly preserves his right to do so, after the finale of ‘The Apprentice’ in May.”

          … Trump this year [2011] flirted with a run for the Republican 2012 presidential nomination …

          … and critics suggested it was all self-promotion.


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    • Marleen December 13, 2019 / 5:15 pm

      Being nonpartisan is part of our DNA, part of our culture and ethos,” said Charles Allen, a retired Army colonel who is a professor of leadership and cultural studies at the U.S. Army War College. “What makes us different from other nationalities is we don’t pledge allegiance to an individual but to a principle that is embodied in the document called the Constitution.”

      It is a heritage, he said, that explains why the military commonly rates as the most respected public institution in opinion polls. It is also considered a bulwark against … military power grabs …

      “We have seen several societies and nations in our hemisphere — and throughout history — [that] when the military has lost sight of that there has been problems, especially in democracies,” Allen said.

      In the United States, “there has not been a fear of a military coup or threat to the government” since the Civil War, Allen said.

      But multiple current and former leaders see new pressures eroding the military’s apolitical tradition.

      They cite the increasing temptations that Twitter and other social media sites pose for undermining the Pentagon’s rules on political conduct — now supercharged by the upcoming impeachment of the commander in chief.

      Trump’s own actions are adding to the problem, his critics say. They include his recent pardons of three military personnel convicted or charged with war crimes, two of whom he later invited to attend a Florida fundraiser for his reelection campaign.


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  2. Michael December 13, 2019 / 9:05 am

    I am pleased, I think, that I provided you with another form in which to vent about your idiot president. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 13, 2019 / 10:17 am

      I’ll take any opportunity I can to vent about our idiot president, not that it’s doing any good.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Michael December 13, 2019 / 10:57 am

        You’ll get a chance to cast your vote soon u hope that means something for the future

        Liked by 1 person

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