2007–2008. If you’ve been reading these throwback posts, I’m sure you found some arguable details in a fact or two or some news event more important than the one given. Don’t bother to let me know what it is because, by this time, I’m too old and I’m just glad my mind still works. I still own an electric typewriter (even though we have more computers than I ever wanted), and I answer my own phone – just a breed from the old school.
The writer’s strike lasted until 2/14/08. Nancy Pelosi became the first female Speaker of the House. Polar Bears were designated endangered. The California Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage. Human Rights protesters targeted the Olympic Torch relay. And the mortgage meltdown began.