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I’m hoping you can help me with my friend Wendell. Let me start with a little background.

My friend, Wendell, emerged this morning from a 5 month expedition in the Amazon basin. First thing he did was check his financial blogs and Wendell was thrilled that stocks were at an all time high, unemployment is at a 5-year low, and the deficit is being reduced. Wendell is coming out of the jungle a richer man rather than impoverished and bankrupt.

Wendell’s call was short as his phone battery was low. In fact, his last words were, “Bye for now. See you soo..” Wendell is planning on spending the rest of the day writing up notes before hoping a plane to Louisville, on which he plans to sleep the entire flight. I’m to pick him up and I told him I’d make him a nice meal and we could go out and celebrate his adventures.

Here is my problem. Wendell is a real nice guy - would give you the shirt off his back. But he is a bit paranoid, working on his racism, and a FOX News junkie. Wendell began his Amazon adventure, Tuesday morning on November 6. 2012. Fox News had assured him that morning Romney/Ryan would win the popular vote by at least 5% and get over 300 electoral college votes. Of course, Romney would right the economy while Obama’s reelection would bring economic holocaust on the world.

After checking his economic blogs, Wendell naturally assumed Romney and Ryan are at the helm. Since he will be sleeping between now and when I pick him up, I could use some advice on how to break the news that Barack Obama is still President.

So, what kind of meal should I make for Wendell?
Should I tell him about the election before or after the meal?
After dinner, I was planning on taking him out to listen to some music. What kind would you recommend?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    I don't know what consciousness is or how it works, but I like it.

    by SocioSam on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 07:15:57 AM PST

  •  Just thoughts (5+ / 0-)

    A casual dining place that serves wine.
    Tell him after the meal, so the wine can soften the blow.
    Music...something very relaxing.

    "I am not just a strange dude; I am a SUPER strange dude!" - Super Grover 2.0

    by DeathDlr73 on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 07:22:28 AM PST

  •  Nothing to worry about (4+ / 0-)
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    janmtairy, mookins, SocioSam, NancyWH

    If he is a Fox fan, reality is no obstacle. Whatever the Ministry of Truth  says has always been so.

    For example, I bet he already believes that there was no George W Bush Presidency.  It was President Nancy Pelosi who lied us into two wars that never happened in any case and ran up the Obama deficit before he was even President, and because freedom.

    Give him a few minutes of Fox reprogramming and he will be prattling on about the REAL issues...of course I am referring to the Obama Star Wars Mind Meld scandal.

    " name something is to own it." Thomas L. Friedman. Pleonexia. Ruthless self-seeking. An arrogant assumption that others and things exist for one's own benefit. I now own the Republican Party.

    by Dave in Columbus on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 07:50:21 AM PST

  •  Oh if only there was a way to block FUX (2+ / 0-)
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    SocioSam, NancyWH

    programming from every device he owns! Do a Mission Impossible on him. By the time he finds out FUX is still there, he has gotten the real scoop.
    Too much to ask, not realistic...I know, oh well.
    Maybe make him a mixtape that includes Rove's meltdown and some of the acrimony within the GOP ranks since then.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 09:27:10 AM PST

  •  Music is obvious (1+ / 0-)
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    Symphonie Fantastique with the ending that suggests the end of the world.

    [Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security] do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.

    by MoDem on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 10:03:30 AM PST

  •  Uh oh, you mean something like this might happen? (1+ / 0-)
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    Created by ThatPoshGirl

    „Wer kämpft, kann verlieren. Wer nicht kämpft, hat schon verloren.“ - Bertolt Brecht

    by translatorpro on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 11:17:30 AM PST

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