New Year’s Day – the start of the new, the consignment of the past to history. A time to reflect, and a time to look ahead. Here are some random thoughts and observations for perusal by anyone interested.
The election. I was thrilled America was able to look past the politics of fear and hate to vote for change and a restoration of our country after the damage of the past eight years. I was saddened that many voters felt that same-sex couples don’t deserve equal rights.
Sarah Palin. What a big mistake McCain made there. Pretty much sealed his fate with that one. Sure, she energized the base, scared the hell out of everyone else. But what a comedy treat!
Economic meltdown. I can’t believe how many people were surprised. Bush and co. have us living off the biggest credit card in history and the bill finally comes due (the base reason for the housing crisis and the credit crunch) Hopefully world socialism will be achieved! Just kidding, righties. But some real social change would be great. Universal health care, etc.
Britney Spears. OK, Britney, the year didn’t start off so good for you. Losing custody of the boys, forced hospitalization, but hey – you did make quite the comeback as the year came to a close. Hopefully, you will focus on the kids as well as your career.
The Summer Olympics. Loved ’em. Sure, China has it’s problems and they need to be not only acknowledged but dealt with. But the games were great, and hopefully the exposure will bring some change to China.
The “War on Christmas” well, another Christmas has come and gone, and it’s still here. Bill O’Rielly will have to go back to ranting about Reverend Wright or Bill Ayers.
Battlestar Galactica. OK, so the final season doesn’t begin until January 19th, but I have been anticipating it all year.
Dodging the bullet. I won’t completely relax about neo-conservative motives and/or desires to remain in power until after Bush and co. are back in Texas, but it looks good. Do we even dare imagine if the Palin/McCain ticket had won?
Life goes on. My father didn’t make it to the end of year, but my little guy is getting bigger – it’s the same everywhere, I suppose.
Consumerism. Maybe, just maybe, we learned a lesson this holiday season. We don’t need everything. Time will tell if we experienced just a dip in the madness or if we saw a real paradigm shift.
Keith Olbermann. Still love him, even though he got a little over the top a couple of times.
World socialism will soon be achieved. OK, messin’ with the righties again…
Work. Seems like just when we are getting political leadership that will help further the causes of working people, the economy goes south and just might let employers keep the upper hand.
Is it just me, or does Laura Bush look like Jack Nicholson’s interpretation of The Joker when she smiles?
Just some random thoughts……Happy New Year!!!