Monday, April 7, 2008

Where No Tax Has Gone Before

Hartford. The Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Supermajority... their mission... to boldly tax where no tax has gone before!

Apparently there is a group of legislators and staff who are Star Trek aficionados, according to the Record Journal. They meet regularly for lunch, and probably discuss how to vaporize our economy over some Romulan ale. They have a Captain, too! It's Rep. Mary Mushinsky (D-Wallingford, pictured in uniform courtesy of the Record Journal).

Sometimes you see something that just makes everything make sense. I was fairly certain that legislators like Mushinsky were not living in reality, or even on Earth. This confirms it.

"Captain" Mushinsky lacks the swagger of Kirk, and it is difficult to imagine her as commanding anything other than a plastic bath tub toy.

Who else plays Star Trek with Mushinsky? None of the other legislators are named in the article. Does Rep. Tim O'Brien put on Spock ears and try to knock out his colleagues with a Vulcan nerve pinch? Does Rep. Michael Lawlor wave a plastic tricorder over legislation and proclaim grimly "Dammit Jim, that's Unconstitutional!"

I would really enjoy seeing Speaker Amann stuff himself in one of those red tunic shirts, and yell in a Scottish brogue "Captain, I'm giving her all she's got, but the dilithium crystals in the dias are burned out!"

In the meantime, our remaining House Supermajority have their phasers set on tax, and they are about to photon torpedo our economy into smithereens.

2 comments: said...

Oh, man. Why did they go and do that?

I was the biggest Star Trek fan, I could tell you which episode it was by how they entered the planet's orbit.

Later I was turned off by the seemingly Utopian socialist premises of the STNG and Picard's reluctance to blow attacking warships out of the "sky".
Crewman: "Captain, we taking damage".
Picard: "Hold your fire they maybe mistaking our intentions".

uh, yeah right. "Hey mistake these photon torpedoes".

Man, this is as bad as finding out Darth Vader is your father.

SiFi will never be the same for me now.

Headless Horseman said...

You know, it's funny you say that. I used to really like ST the old series. Kirk was an intergalactic gigilo, working it on blue chicks with horns. He would sterilize a planet for failing to comply with a directive.

And Picard was a sissy. He never beamed down and took fire like Kirk. I haven't seen that many Next Generation episodes, but they seemed to actually have socialist underpinnings. "Can you believ how primitive Earth used to be... some societies actually went to war because of differing economic systems."

Anyway, there's nothing funnier than watching Shatner fight a monster with a zipper up its back by throwing stryrofoam boulders.