Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Ten years older than Jack Benny

Funny, I don't feel very old, but some of the things that I remember as if they happened yesterday, or just a couple of years ago, make me wonder.

Seems like only yesterday that most people realized what a mess the Republicans had made of the country. Actually, I was old enough to remember enough to know what would happen to that great new Democratic majority two years ago. Even if the point of this post wasn't particularly clear, I wasn't buying into the November 2008 optimism. If I had seen this Dark Wraith post written before the election, I'd have just given a link and a quote:
Better yet, John McCain should be the President when the house of cards that George built comes crashing down. In that event, McCain wouldn't have to go to Hell, he'd already be there.

Absent that happy ending, I suppose I'll have to content myself with a self-absorbed, messianic, vacuous rich-boy, globe-trotting Democrat taking the fall. In that event, maybe the Democrats will learn that turning their fortunes over to children in a nation of sick, vicious, cheating opponents and catastrophically failing circumstances isn't the answer.

I'm also old enough to remember the local press praising Ray Nagin for his handling of city finances. Doesn't seem like it was that long ago, but it must have been a totally different press corps than the city has today.

I guess the really telling point is that I'm old enough to remember Jack Benny.
Eh, direct us to the proper YouTubes and DVDs. We need to pass that on.
"Seems like only yesterday that most people realized what a mess the Republicans had made of the country"

Oops, I thought I had included a link to that Onion piece about things being shitty enough for the country to elect a black president. I'll have to fix that when I get home. Don't know if that was what you were talking about.
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