America is a wonderful place. In America, clearly unqualified people can rise to positions of power (Hello: Eleana Kagan, I'm looking right at ya') and come close to finding themselves on the Supreme Court. God forbid a million times (admit it, you've missed that).
In America, a college football team can resurrect itself after 17 years of wandering in the desert and claim the National Championship after vanquishing that great pretender, the University of Florida in the BEST FOOTBALL GAME EVER PLAYED. A game so intense, mind you, that it sent Urban Meyer to the hospital with heart palpitations. Thus causing Bama fans nationwide to experience schadenmeyerfreude.
In America, a man can be elected president on the basis of his so-called charm and a fawning media who abjectly refused to acknowledge any of his weaknesses and liabilities. He can sweep into office with stratospheric approval ratings and then watch them come crashing down in record time.
In America, it must really disturb the majority party that their man had lower approval ratings than the devil himself, George W. Bush, at the same point in his presidency (pre- 9/11, after which his ratings soared until the ill-advised decision to invade Iraq). It is unfathomable that a man the media claimed "stole" the election, a man who couldn't pronounce the word "nuclear," (or many other polysyllabic words for that matter) somehow managed higher approval ratings in the first 8 months of his term than the man Keith Olberman has a seething man-crush on.
In America, a man like Al Gore can make untold millions of dollars claiming the sky is falling all the while hoping no one notices that he's making untold millions of dollars by creating fear of the falling sky. It's precious how Mr. Gore lectures us that if we deny anthropogenic global warming exists, we are denying science. This is especially curious in the face of the growing body of evidence that suggests scientists themselves have been cooking the books and eschewing scientific principles in favor of a desired result.
Good night nurse, I've gone numb!
In America, the annoyingly perky and surprisingly superficial former governor from the state of Alaska can attempt to keep herself relevant by posting daily to Facebook. Can it be that not all evangelical Christians think Sarah Palin would be good for America? You betcha!
In America, people are still arguing on message boards over whether you can use your refillable mugs at Disney resort hotels.
In America, Chris Rock can make fun of how dumb George W. Bush allegedly is. Even though Chris Rock can't pronounce the word, "ask."
In America, Lindsay Lohan can play a porn star in an upcoming movie. Making many people question why that was news. Or even new.
Yes, for all its faults, America is still a great country.
Waaaaaaaaay better than Canada! I hear the bathrooms there smell exceptionally bad.
That's a brief snapshot of what's gone on in the last year.
I'm back for a spell. If you're interested. The ZZUBs are headed to WDW this summer. Chances are there'll be a trip report posted here when it's all done. Chances are it'll last for several months. Until then, I'm likely to spill out several blog posts about everything and nothing. Also, we haven't been to WDW in two years and so I'm going to need some input from my Disney peeps.
That is, if we can pull them away from the Cartographers for Social Equality meetings.