Shuck and Jive

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

This Is It!

Happy Inauguration Day!

Folks have been gathering in the mall since dawn.

Here is an interesting interview in 1963 with Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who predicted a black president in less than 40 years, 25 years, he said. That would have been 1988. I think Jesse Jackson ran in 1988.

Anyway, it was 45 years from the time King had made that prediction. Hopefully, it won't take that many more years before we even notice or care regarding the race or ethnicity of our president.

For the record and to assist future historians as they read the blogs of history for prophetic nuggets, here you go:

Shuck and Jive predicts the first woman president within 12 years and the first openly gay president in 30.

Shuck and Jive does not predict he will ever be president.


  1. What about the first openly atheist President? You forgot that one.

  2. Dr. Monkey thinks it's funny when Shuck and Jive refers to himself in the third person.

  3. Snad--That one is a tough one to figure. No guess on it at all.

    Dr.--Yeah, who does he think he is!?

  4. What about the first openly atheist President? You forgot that one.

    I wonder how would he/she end their oath. "So help me Nobody"?

    Today was undoubtedly a great step toward living up to our creed that all are created equal. It's a day all Americans have reason to celebrate.

  5. It will be interesting to see when the first person who does not self-identify as Christian will get elected president.