Joe Lieberman’s opportunistically titled Terrorist Expatriation Act (T.E.A.), which would strip citizenship from any American accused of helping foreign bad guys, has predictably gained tons of criticism and exactly zero out there in the world. So, today I’m not angry. I’m not here to tell you what you already know about Joe Lieberman. I’m just here to tell you about how happy I am about the way things turned out.
Nader-Haters take note: in the bizzaro alternate reality United States where up is down, left is right, Socialism and Fascism are terms with actual definitions, and majorities win elections, Joe Lieberman is president right now, the Tea Party is the Establishment, and anyone who doesn’t like it can drop off his or her proof-of-citizenship papers at the Mexican border. Bizzaro America sucks, and all of you that were all pissy with me for voting for Nader (even though I live in a state where Gore won) can now get in line to thank me for helping us not having to live there.
Things are bad out there in real America, with Arizona’s anti-Mexican act going into effect, the Gulf Coast oil spill slowly just becoming a part of our national landscape, and my favorite show, Lost, lurching towards its conclusion.
Life is hard, no doubt, but there’s a bright side: it’s spring and the standardized testing season’s coming to an end, buds are sprouting on all of fruit and vegetable plants, my kombucha mother’s happily thickening in the garden shed, and Joe Lieberman’s not calling the shots for America.