40 things that have changed since the last Federal budget was passed.

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The last time a budget was passed in the Democrat-controlled Senate was April 9, 2009. That’s exactly 1400 days ago today.  

To mark such a momentous occasion, I thought I’d take a look back at how the world was before April 9, 2009. A lot has changed since then…

  1. Manti Te’o hadn’t yet played his first game as a freshman at Notre Dame
  2. Michael Jackson was still alive.
  3. The iPhone didn’t support 3G data networks.
  4. Susan Boyle hadn’t yet been discovered on Britain’s Got Talent
  5. Conan O’Brien was the host of the Tonight Show on NBC
  6. Nobody had ever heard of Ke$ha
  7. Obamacare hadn’t yet passed.
  8. Hannah Montana The Movie was #1 at the box office
  9. The first episode of Jersey Shore hadn’t yet aired
  10. George Steinbrenner was still alive and the owner of the Yankees
  11. A gallon of gasoline cost only $2.06
  12. Obama had not yet won a Nobel Peace Prize
  13. Gold cost $958 per ounce
  14. Everybody still thought Tiger Woods was a classy guy
  15. Anthony Weiner was still in Congress
  16. Neither the Vancouver nor the London Olympics had happened
  17. Justin Bieber had never released an album
  18. The United States had a AAA credit rating with every agency
  19. You could still buy a 100 watt incandescent light bulb
  20. Charlie Sheen still starred on Two and Half Men
  21. The Saints had never won the Super Bowl
  22. Amy Winehouse was still making music
  23. Brett Farve played quarterback for the New York Jets
  24. Bernie Maddoff was still operating his ponzi scheme
  25. Lance Armstrong was still riding in the Tour De France
  26. David Hasselhof was judge on America’s Got Talent
  27. Seve Jobs was still the CEO of Apple
  28. Oprah Winfrey still had a daytime TV show
  29. Chrysler and GM had not yet filed for bankruptcy
  30. The H1N1 Swine Flu scare hadn’t happened
  31. Hosni Mubarak was the President of Egypt
  32. Ted Kennedy was still a Senator 
  33. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince hadn’t yet released to theaters
  34. Myspace was more popular than Twitter
  35. BP had not yet spilled 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico
  36. Skinny jeans were not yet a fashion trend
  37. Osama Bin Laden was still hiding out in Pakistan
  38.  Prince William hadn’t yet proposed to Kate Middleton
  39. The National Debt was less than $11 Trillion
  40. Tim Tebow was still playing for the Florida Gators

This is just the tip of the iceberg.  A lot of stuff has happened in the past 1400 days, but a budget passing the US Senate is not one of them.