Not since April 29, 2009 have we had an actual US budget. Think about that. The Democrat controlled Senate, “lead” by Harry Reid, has not countenanced one vote on any budget sent to him in 1,414 days. Republicans have sent budgets every year since they took leadership in 2010. This is what passes for ‘bipartisanship’ in Washington.
Put in simpler terms that’s three years, ten months and 13 days. Or, more simply 122,169,600 seconds or 2,036,160 minutes or 33,936 hours. Or how about 202 weeks. (Thank you, wonderful counter website here.)
Do you realize what has transpired since the last time we had a budget?
Michael Jackson was still alive.
Kate Plus 8 was still married to that guy in the gawdy Ed Hardy T shirts.
The I-pad still had not been invented.
The Droid phone hadn’t been created yet.
Wiki Leaks didn’t exist.
The BP Oil spill in the gulf hadn’t happened.
Bristol Palin was still going out with Levi.
Oasis was still together (and still dysfunctional).
Susan Boyle had JUST appeared on Britain’s Got Talent!
Steve Jobs had two years to live.
You’d never heard of the word “sexting.”
The “Yo quiero Taco Bell dog” was still alive.
The “Beer Summit” hadn’t happened yet.
“Breaking Bad” was a brand new show.
The Salahis hadn’t yet broken into the White House.
The “Wise Latina” hadn’t yet ascended to her Supreme Court position.
Rihanna hadn’t yet had her faced bashed in by Chris Brown.
George Tiller was alive and still doing late term abortions.
The “Octokids” were only a couple of months old.
The Barnes and Noble Nook 6″ e reader hadn’t hit the market yet
The iPhone 3Gs hadn’t been launched yet.
We found out Don Draper wasn’t really the Mad Man’s real name.