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Bond Villain for President

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Most nations are cursed by government by bland, incompetent nonentities with the charisma of stale cotton wool and the administrative aptitude of a hibernating tortoise. Ironically, the US struck lucky last time round so they're fixed for the next decade or so.

It might actually be a substantial improvement if some countries were actually led by an actor portraying a Bond MegaBaddie. After all, once they have control of a whole country, what more do they want ?

There would have to be some rules about "not starting wars bigger than an acceptable size" - or disputes with neighboring territories would be settled mano-a-mano in a televised sneering-and-smart-remarks competition, held in a Casino/Undersea secret base/Hideout inside a volcano/Mountaintop castle accessible only by cable car.

8th of 7, Jan 28 2020

Greenback, best of. https://www.youtube...watch?v=WiwMmu5E_KE
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       I think that, at the moment, the USA has a third-tier Bond Villain lackey for president. He's definitely some-ones puppet/underling; I'm just don't know who is pulling the strings. An ACTUAL Bond Villain would probably be preferable...
neutrinos_shadow, Jan 28 2020
  

       How about Baron Greenback instead, I find his husky tones somehow reassuring to listen to, a plus when bad news is delivered to the nation.
Skewed, Jan 28 2020
  

       We were thinking more along the lines of Baron Samedi.
8th of 7, Jan 28 2020
  

       it is truly mind boggling that anyone at this stage of the game thinks Trump can be controlled. He may be a lot of things, but he is not a puppet.
theircompetitor, Jan 28 2020
  

       //Samedi//   

       Well he's good too of course, the man like rum, can't be all bad.   

       //might actually be a substantial improvement if some countries were actually led by an actor portraying a Bond MegaBaddie//   

       Or not.   

       Are we sure we want to take the risk of Barry Humphries applying for the gig.   

       & getting it?
Skewed, Jan 28 2020
  

       Could it possibly be worse than some of the morons currently in post ?   

       Dame Edna Everidge as a semi-benign dictator might not be too bad.
8th of 7, Jan 28 2020
  

       Yes, but dressed in Pussy Galore's catsuit?   

       [Shudders]
Skewed, Jan 28 2020
  

       Who - you, or Dame Edna ?
8th of 7, Jan 28 2020
  

       //you, or Dame Edna//   

       You have to ask? Surely the context of my revulsion at the thought makes it clear, I look quite good in that outfit after all.
Skewed, Jan 28 2020
  

       [Skewed], meet Sturton Buchanan. Sturton, this is [Skewed]. You two really do have a lot in common. That's why we've booked a room for you.   

       Go, enjoy.
8th of 7, Jan 28 2020
  

       Politicians are destroying America! Let's finish it off in style.
Voice, Jan 29 2020
  

       //it is truly mind boggling that anyone at this stage of the game thinks Trump can be controlled. He may be a lot of things, but he is not a puppet.//   

       Surely you jest. He’s the easiest to control. Just poke the ego button and watch the fireworks. Surely someone so simple mindedly and predictably egotistical couldn’t be much easier.
RayfordSteele, Jan 29 2020
  

       Wait a minute - isn't that like saying that a vial of nitroglycerin is easy to control? Sure, you can make him do anything you want, so long as what you want him to do is "vain, angry and disingenuous". But he would do that anyway, so I'm not seeing how the "control" part would work.
pertinax, Jan 29 2020
  

       Does it help if they also have a form of Alzheimers that makes them resemble a baby throwing a permanent tantrum?
xenzag, Jan 29 2020
  

       Aren't all politicians Bond baddies?
not_morrison_rm, Jan 29 2020
  

       No, far from it. Bond badies tend to be intelligent, organized and capable. Those pirañha tanks, missile silos and killer satellites don't build themselves, you know- it needs drive and vision.   

       Politicians are invariably whiny, useless little blobs of ego who can't run a bath, let alone a worldwide conspiracy. If they were competent, they would have a proper job and be making lots of money. They're in politics because there's always room at the bottom.
8th of 7, Jan 29 2020
  

       [Ray] manipulated is not the same thing as controlled. And in fact, lots of people are constantly moved by larger forces beyond their control -- like Trump could have been manipulated to pass lots of Dem friendly policies, but instead Pelosi drives through impeachment because she is NOT in control. Trump is not moved by such forces -- rather he creates such forces.
theircompetitor, Jan 29 2020
  

       Disagree, [tc]. Trump can't risk being caught on the same side as Pelosi for any reason-- he'd disenfranchise his base.   

       //Wait a minute - isn't that like saying that a vial of nitroglycerin is easy to control? Sure, you can make him do anything you want, so long as what you want him to do is "vain, angry and disingenuous". But he would do that anyway, so I'm not seeing how the "control" part would work.//   

       When you're Putin and the only goal is to cause as much havoc as you can get away with, nitro works just fine.
RayfordSteele, Oct 13 2020
  
      
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