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Foundering Fathers: What Jefferson, Franklin, and Abigail Adams Saw in Modern D.C.!

Foundering Fathers: What Jefferson, Franklin, and Abigail Adams Saw in Modern D.C.!

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by Edward P. Moser

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Ever wonder what the Founding Fathers would think of America today? Now you know.

In this humor book by a former writer for Jay Leno, a biotech firm brings Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Abigail Adams back to life in contemporary Washington, D.C. These Founders of the USA get into comic adventures with mad scientists, the TSA, befuddled congressmen, the

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Foundering Fathers: What Jefferson, Franklin, and Abigail Adams Saw in Modern D.C.! 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Foundering Fathers brings three great American heroes--Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and a mother from another brother, Abigail Adams--together for an adventure in modern day Washington, D.C. The setup: a brilliant but mad American scientist, Dr. Gregor Meddlesohm, perhaps funded by evil foreign interests, clones the colonial heroes from the afterlife. Terrorists from the `Stans (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrkgibostan, & Younocanistan) try to kidnap our heroes and put them on YouTube. The infidels escape by crawling in tunnels under Lafayette Park using a smart phone based on the technology developed as a result of Benjamin Franklin's research into electricity. Then comes the payoff of this comic, historical fiction, as the Foundering Fathers, a most talented trio, find themselves as tourists in a contemporary city that pays homage to their former lives, while trampling on many of their founding ideals. They rediscover a Capitol rife with corruption, and view historical paintings that have mysteriously erased figures in an effort to sanitize the history of the United States. Many funny misadventures ensue: in the National Archives, the Pentagon, military training camps, the Federal Reserve, the White House, Fannie and Freddie Mac, as they witness the progress, or lack thereof, of their fair republic. In a bracing peek into contemporary local politics, the trio has a scuffle with the (dis)honorable Congressman Patrick James Moronico and his son. Congressman Moronico resembles my local village idiot, James Moran, who has received a mandate from the lemmings in the 8th Congressional district of Virginia for 12 disastrous terms. Rep. Moronico usurps his power by collecting an absurd amount of public funds to build a fictitious airport to nowhere and hires his son to strong arm any opponents. The Founders echo his hollow sentiments that D.C. is a place where public `servants' call the shots for the appropriation of tax dollars with disregard to `Joe Blow' and `to spend as we damn well please!' What's next? Voter fraud!?*! This chapter, as many of the others, is a thinly veiled recounting of and commentary on actual events. - LisalisaDC
PaulAdler More than 1 year ago
Jonathan Swift--via Thomas Jefferson, NTM Ben Franklin & Abigail Adams--surveys today's Washington, D.C., which is not quite the honest republic the Founders envisioned. Hilarity and misadventure ensue. Nobody -- not congress, the president, lobbyists, FEMA, mad scientists, and cockeyed terrorists -- is spared in this sharp satire. A lot of the big issues -- health care, Afghanistan & Iraq, the bank bailouts, bridges and airports to nowhere -- get humorously raked over the coals. A Lance Armstrong-figure even makes an appearance. And a descendant of Sally Hemmings. Along with politics, how the leaders of the 18th century would view the current role of women and the wonders of modern technology is also dissected. As Dr. Franklin sums up, "It's a republic: if they can keep it!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Moser Meets Moliere Ed Moser just keeps getting better and better.  After the delightfully enriching experience of _A Patriot's A to Z of America_, we now get _The Foundering Fathers_, a series of hilarious vignettes juxtaposing the inside-out America of today with the country we could have, and still might, become. Because Moser is a cheerful and gentle thinker, we don't despair that America has so badly disappointed her potential. Instead, we face the truths we know inside but never see on TV.  Like his ostensible pre-incarnation, Moliere, Moser knows and shows that "the duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them." Read this latest Moser triumph. Become a citizen of the Unit-Ed States.
Nova73 More than 1 year ago