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March 06, 2009
No Matter What the Question?

The answer is always 42.

42 years ago, we landed on the moon. Today, having pretty much laid waste to this planet (I believe the first nuclear accident on USofA soil happened--42 years ago), we're searching for new words to expoit explore.

And, speaking of outer space, many of us were raised on IDIC. 42 years later, it's still fiction. Sorry, Gene.

42 years after the Supreme Court confirmed our "Miranda" right to know why we're being arrested (before they lock us up), we found out that not only Miranda, but the Bill of Rights and the Constitution were quietly scrapped in order to prevent anyone from, well, from knowing anything.

We had Tricky Dick "I Am Not A Crook!" Nixon. We had eight lie-filled years of Ronnie "Buy Bombs! The Russians Are Coming!" Reagan. We had four ineffectual years of George "Read My Lips" Bush. And, last (as they deserve to be), George "What? Me Worry?" Bush, TNG, and Dick "Hey, I Got Defense & Oil Stock Options To Protect" Cheney.

Sometimes it feels like the first electric, kool-aid party test that started 42 years ago is just now ending.

In 1966, the first African-American Cabinet member was seated. A mere 42 years later, President Obama took the oath of office.

Here's hoping the grown-ups are back in charge.

Posted by AnneZook at 03:37 PM