Being addicted to 'Law&Order' and the 'CI' variant, one occasionally finds that fiction predicts facts. The tag line, 'ripped from the headlines' becomes, 'ripped from the script'. Today, and the last few days really, we find The Manchurian President living the script.

There's the 'L&O' episode, 'Mega' which tells the tale of a couple of high end grifters who invent a religion/self-improvement scam. They've gotten really rich siphoning off the marks' assets. We get into the tale when one of the marks ends up dead. In the end, he gets convicted of the murder, but McCoy and Carmichael finally see that he's, likely, been set up by the wife.

McCoy and Carmichael close the episode by confronting her. This is what she said:

There was never enough, enough power, money, attention, women, enough control.
...
[He] would have to sit very quietly for a very, very long time, and know that now I had it all. I wanted him to know that, for him, there wasn't going to be any more.

The Manchurian President, meet Nancy.

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Comment by Robert B. James on January 25, 2019 at 4:27pm

Do you mean one of the cons winds up dead?  Sure...why not? That fits the plot just fine. Fancy Nancy! Ronnie

Melania...pretty smart cookie, but no Nancy. Not by a long shot. Hillary? Elenor? Mary Todd?  

   Self made man, maybe honest Abe. Maybe. But vainglorious is so easily managed, not hard to see through. Nixon, Ford, Carter? Tougher calls. 

    This one here, this President Drone...he is the perfect mark, played by all of them...and the Russians, not just the Russians. 

Comment by Robert Young on January 25, 2019 at 4:54pm

one of the marks is killed.  thus the husband gets convicted, but we, sort of, know that the wife did it.  to punish the husband for earlier bad behaviour.

Comment by Robert B. James on January 26, 2019 at 8:56am

Oh...I get it now. A player played. Rule number two...there is always a higher level of play.  Good plot. Never piss off the cook! 

Comment by Tom Cordle on January 26, 2019 at 2:59pm

I, too, was a big fan of Law and Order, and continue to be, thanks to reruns. I remember the episode about the high-end grifters, great writing and great acting, as always. It should have been titled Hell Hath No Fury, as in "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned".

As for Hairball, I have concluded he can't be a Manchurian Candidate – that would require him to be a man. Therefore, I refer to him as the Boychurian Candidate. And I predict that after Boychild is evicted from the White House – one way or the other – he will spend the rest of his miserable life either in court or in prison.

Comment by Robert Young on January 26, 2019 at 3:21pm

Tom, your such a card!!!  one has to wonder, as different from Tricky Dick, whether Mueller/Dems will push for ousting the Boychurian Candidate *and* the Walking Qtip.  Tricky Dick didn't conspire to actively sway the election, nor get away with it.  both of them should be given the bum's rush.  they lost the popular vote, and only because 78,900 knuckledraggers voted stupid did they get in.  and, again, I suspect Mueller will uncover active manipulation in at least one of PA, MI, WI. 

Comment by Ron Powell on January 29, 2019 at 8:55am

The phenomenon gives substance and meaning to the phrases, " Truth is stranger than fiction." and "You can't make this stuff up."

"Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.”

-----Mark Twain

Comment by Ron Powell on January 29, 2019 at 9:03am

Comment by Robert Young on January 29, 2019 at 9:49am

oh, so true?

Comment by moki ikom on January 29, 2019 at 11:32am

Tom, you predicted  that after Boychild is evicted from the White House – one way or the other – he will spend the rest of his miserable life either in court or in prison. What do you predict about Hairball's freedom to tweet his oneness with our deplorables?  If he is not refrained from tweeting during his court proceedings or in jail, how do you predict his tweets will play with fascist elites and their worshipping, gun-toting white christian zionist separatUSts?

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