By Steve Woodward
Remember “hope and change”? Seems today we are without much of the former and afflicted by too much of the latter. That’s what happens when China’s Wuhan lab swindles an election that results in Barack Obama’s third term.
Mostly we hear about only one kind of change: climate change. There is this growing faction worried about the weather (when they’re not perplexed about new Wuhan virus variants and monkeypox).
Upon reflection, I find change to be, at best, tedious, and at worst, dispiriting. One recent morning a Rivian electric “pickup truck” passed by me as I walked my dog. Definitely not a truck. A vehicle Pete Buttigieg would drive. This had me thinking about what has changed in my lifetime. From the respected and talented, to the absurd and abhorrent.
Any Jeep / Rivian R1T.
Cadillac Coupe de Ville / Tesla S Coupe.
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost / Smart car
John Wayne / Alec Baldwin.
Sammy Davis Jr. / Will Smith.
Johnny Carson / Stephen Colbert.
Frank Sinatra / Justin Beiber.
Vin Scully / Keith Olbermann.
David Brinkley / Chuck Todd.
Walter Cronkite / Norah O’Donnell.
Howard Cosell / Stephen A. Smith
Johnny Unitas / Deshaun Watson.
Bill Russell / LeBron James.
Nancy Lieberman / Brittney Griner.
Pele (man) / Megan Rapinoe (?)
Along with …
Sam Walton (WalMart) / Jeff Bezos (Amazon).
Jack Walsh (GE) / Doug “Woke” McMillon (WalMart).
Marcus Welby / Anthony Fauci. (TV “doctors”)
John F. Kennedy / Joseph R. Biden.
Pride in country to pride in everything but.
Buddy, can you spare a time machine?