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Anyone for a nice cup of Tea?

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call The Twilight Zone.

The year is 2010, the place is a county north of New York City, the people are a tiny handful of men and women with a dream. Just two years ago, they helped elect a young President, a man with a vision. Just two years later that vision had been crushed. Now the only one left in this group with the shadow of that dream is Harvey Shapiro. Harvey’s search for that vision will bring him into The Twilight Zone.

Some years after the 2008 election, Harvey Shapiro, a bright, good-natured fellow, living in a pleasant village at the foot of the Catskill Mountains. One autumn day, shortly after the 2010 elections, Harvey avoids his wife's incessant nagging by wandering into the mountains. Harvey discovers a man dressed in antiquated clothing, carrying a keg up the mountain, who requires Harvey's help. Without exchanging words, the two climb to a hollow in which Harvey discovers the source of previously-heard thunderous noises: there is a group of other ornately-dressed, silent, bearded men. . Although there is no conversation and Harvey does not ask the men who they are or how they know his name, he discreetly begins to drink some of their tea, and falls asleep.

He awakens in unusual circumstances: it seems to be morning, his beard has grown a foot long. Harvey returns to his village where he finds that he recognizes no one. He discovers that his wife and his close friends have left the area. He immediately gets into trouble when he tries to spend a five dollar bill, that has Abraham Lincoln’s face on it, not realizing that these have been out of print for years and replaced by those with the likeness of Rush Limbaugh.

The men he met in the mountains, Harvey learns, are rumored to be the tea Party loyalists, who have since taken over every aspect of American life. Harvey is told that he has apparently been away from the village for twenty years. Harvey is taken in by his daughter, Ellen, a loyal member of the Tea Party.

After dinner and talk, they sit around the television waiting for Ellen’s favorite show, “Late Nite with Christine O’Donnell.”He hears the announcer, “Ladies and Gentleman, from the Father Coughlin Theater on Sean Hannity Boulevard, in midtown Manhattan, Late Nite with Christine O’Donnell, featuring the Ted Nugent Orchestra. Tonight Christine’s guest are President Michelle Bachmann, Ambassador Glen Beck. I’m Joe the Plumber, here’s Christine.

”“Hey Joe,” Christine asks, “ Do you know how many Liberal’s it takes to change a lightbulb.?”

“What’s a Liberal?” asks Joe.

At this point Ellen explains to Harvey, that after the repeal of the First Amendment, Chief Justice Colture, declared that a strict construction of the Constitution allowed for the deportation of all those people whom the administration deemed “subversive.” This included most African Americans (Alan Keyes was not deported),all Jews except Joe Lieberman and all registerred Democrats. Mt. Rushmore was recarved to include our greatest President, Sarah Palin. That oil was discovered while drilling in Yosemite.Harvey was sweating.

“It must be 110 degrees in here.”

Ellen responded, “The last few winters have been this hot. Don’t worry that great scientist Bill O’Reilly explains that it’s a normal pattern.

”Suddenly Harvey is startled. “Wake up, Daddy,” he heard Ellen say. “You must’ve had a nightmare.”

Harvey was relieved.“Tell me about it in the car. Remember we’ve got our appointment with President Paladino, this morning.”

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cathy_edgett
Nov. 9th, 2010 12:43 am (UTC)
It does amaze. I guess we may be deported. :)
foolsguinea
Nov. 9th, 2010 04:38 am (UTC)
I think one problem is that Obama didn't get a bunch of Obama "Change" Democrats running this year. We were asked to vote for the same old Democratic candidates. The people who got him into the White House didn't turn out for the Dems, because the Dems didn't nominate candidates for them.
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