In a burned rubble scene, a reporter comments that he has run out of fuel to burn as he strikes matches. The Democratic donkey suggests burning the cue card he is holding because Uncle Sam has dozed off in a rocking chair.
The Democratic donkey, dressed as a baseball coach, summons former U.S. Senator Gary Hart onto the field. The other Democratic presidential candidates, dressed as baseball players, sit on the bench, some of which having sustained injuries. They include Joe Biden, Dick Gephardt, Michael Dukakis, Paul Simon, Jesse Jackson, Al Gore, and Bruce Babbitt.
A giant octopus surrounds President Ronald Reagan as he steers a ship. The octopus, called \Congress,\ has tentacles with different political issues written on them, such as \contra aid,\ \budget,\ \trade legislation,\ and \Supreme Court.\
Businessmen in a crowded elevator simultaneously sneeze and appear ill. They represent locations such as the NYSE, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, and Frankfurt. One businessman, wearing an \Investor\ nametag, is the only one not sneezing.
Four U.S. military veterans raise an American flag labeled \Vets\ in the style of the iconic \Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima\ photograph. Two of the veterans are are injured. They raise the flag in front of a building whose sign reads \Dow Chemical Co. and Others.\ A flyer on the ground reads \Agent Orange Settlement.\
While walking through an international airport, an irate woman complains about laying low during her overseas trip. Her nervous husband tries to quiet her down. Both are wearing t-shirts reading \I am not an American.\
Uncle Sam, a Miss Retribution pageant girl, and a man wearing a USA hat wait on a bandstand with an idle marching band. A large sign reading \Retribution Day\ adorns the bandstand along with patriotic decorations. Two quotes from Ronald Reagan appear above and below the scene, both of which refer to his policies for handling terrorism.
Representatives from the U.S. and the U.S.S.R sit at opposite ends of a long table while talking to each other over telephone. They disagree on whether to report there has been little to no progress in the Geneva arms talks.
Two men wearing t-shirts labeled \Public\ and \Labor\ hold up huge stone letters spelling \Sacrifice\ while a man wearing a suit labeled \Corporations\ fakes injury to pick up a piece of paper stating \26.4% Profit\.