2012: The Weird That Was


The SF Giants won the World Series but all things considered I am happy to see this year finally end.


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88 Responses to 2012: The Weird That Was

  1. myiq2xu (D) says:

  2. piper says:

    And more weird from Thom Hartman – is he talking about Oprah, Soros, Gates and other dems. Has Nancy P and family amassed a billion yet?

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/12/30/libtalker-thom-hartmann-wants-america-to-outlaw-billionaires/

    • DandyTiger says:

      The lack of logic and thinking it through should hurt. First, people with lots of money, don’t really personally have all that money. It’s in corporations, places outside of the country, etc., etc. As far as the US gov and IRS are concerned, they don’t have that much. The estimates from Forbes and others are just guesses looking at the paper trails they can find. And if there are new IRS limits or taxes or the like, you can bet your sweet bippie that they’ll look nearly broke. Second, there used to be these things called civil rights. Third, who decides? What a slippery sloop that would lead to. And what about corporations? After all, as soon as the realize there really aren’t personal billionaires, they’ll go after corporations. And finally, then what? And why?

      • myiq2xu (D) says:

        No one earns a billion dollars a year. Calling someone a “billionaire” is really just an estimate of the value of their assets. But they don’t have to report their assets, just their income.

        • DandyTiger says:

          Exactly. And people make lots of guesses of assets. And valuations of corporations they partly own are also wild guesses. And if you own a lot of shares of a corporation, you can’t actually sell those. The SEC would have a problem with that. Stupid should hurt.

        • myiq2xu (D) says:

          If you are a major shareholder and you start dumping your shares the value of the stock will drop like a rock.

        • DandyTiger says:

          And to continue with the corporate assets, so is he suggesting the government should start seizing large percentage of stock held by rich people? And what would happen then? The “government” would own a large percentage of more and more companies. What what happen to the securities segment of the economy, people’s 401K’s and pensions? What would happen to our bonds and debts when a government takeover of private enterprise is happening?

      • myiq2xu (D) says:

        That sounds like choom philosophy. Burn a few bong loads then discuss politics.

    • myiq2xu (D) says:

      Obama will give exemptions to any billionaire with a (D) after their name.

  3. myiq2xu (D) says:

    My NFL football options suck this morning.

  4. HELENK says:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/12/al-qaeda-offers-bounty-on-american-ambassador.php

    al qaeda offers bounty on American Ambassadors or American Soldiers.

    well why not they got away with it in Benghazi

  5. HELENK says:

    Iowa Hawk

    “He sends Piers Morgan, you send him Snooki. He sends you Russell Brand, you send him Carrot Top. That’s my way – that’s the Chicago way!”

  6. HELENK says:

    US Senate leaders still have no ‘fiscal cliff’ deal and with time running out, it’s uncertain if they will get one: senior aide – @Reuters

    put on your safety belt, here we go

  7. HELENK says:

    http://floppingaces.net/2012/12/29/ducking-reality/

    this article brings up some really interesting points on school safety and emergency actions.

    would love to hear some opinions on this

    • yttik says:

      I really do think we need to do something about school security. For years, we’ve been concerned about our own local school. You have to walk all the way through campus to the office in the middle of the school to register for a visitor’s pass. That’s the extent of our “security.” In an emergency they do lock the doors to classrooms or herd all the kids onto the upper field. It’s so bad, I’d call it worse than nothing.

      It’s not just mad gunmen or crazy people, but anybody, convicted sex offenders, parents involved in custody disputes, can walk right on to campus. Kids can just walk off. Many do which in the case of teens is normal, but we also have disabled children who have wandered away, preschoolers.

      • HELENK says:

        maybe the school boards and the PTAs and local law eshould get together have have open discussions and come up with some changes and solutions. they do not all cost money, just common sense and willingness to implement them

    • DandyTiger says:

      My favorite part:

      “We’re not done yet, but it’s really disturbing that all of a sudden, we were thrown in a big change to Social Security at the last minute for not a lot,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), a member of Democratic leadership.

      But given that a number of Democrats, including Murray, have said going over the cliff could help their party achieve major policy objectives, Republicans accused Reid of using the Social Security matter as an artificial scapegoat.

      “It’s a manufactured crisis created by Harry Reid,” Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican and incoming GOP whip, said Sunday. “People want to go off the cliff is what the obstacle is.”

      It’s tough to negotiate when one side really doesn’t want a bill to happen.

    • DandyTiger says:

      Also this quote from Lindsey Graham:

      ”Hats off to the president,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday.” “He stood his ground. He’s going to get tax rate increases. … It will be a political victory for the president.”

  8. HELENK says:

    US Senate majority leader: Democrats not in position to make counteroffer to latest Republican proposal in ‘fiscal cliff’ talks – @Reuters

  9. myiq2xu (D) says:

    NY Giants are playing great today. Unfortunately for them, so are the Bears.

  10. HELENK says:

    want to bet this will never happen??

  11. yttik says:

    2012 was a terrible year for us! We lost half our income, but gained two new dependents. And of course, Obama was re-elected.

    Just the same, I think I’ve had much worse years. 2008 was pretty tough, we actually had a good income, medical insurance, retirement savings, and the last kid was about to move out. But all my illusions where also being shattered, the Dem party fell apart, and friends were unfriending me like crazy. I didn’t care for 2008, too painful.

    So, in spite of everything, 2012 hasn’t been so bad.

  12. myiq2xu (D) says:

    Fucking Raiders.

    Good thing I want them to lose today. They let SD score a TD off the opening kick-off.

    (If the Raiders lose today they lock in the #3 draft position. If they win they could move down several positions in the order.)

  13. Buh Bye Eli. Go home. Thank you Bears. (though I still dislike the Bears too)

    • leslie says:

      no worries, Mom. the Bears aren’t going anywhere. Minnesota beat Green Bay today. I was pulling for GB, but that’s because I always pull for GB. Even though I don’t like the Bears, I did give my grandbaby her first Chicago Bears knit winter hat for Christmas. Her parents love me again.

    • leslie says:

      Let them learn what it’s like to have a real job. I always have to work on NY eve, unless it’s a Saturday or Sunday. Hospitals and their clinics don’t close for NY eve.

  14. HELENK says:

    Update: Senate adjourns with no ‘fiscal cliff’ deal; will reconvene Monday – @USATODAY

  15. DeniseVB says:

    I’ve barricaded myself in the Mom Cave so hubby can have the whole first floor to pace during the Cowboys-Redskins do or die event tonight. 😀

  16. HELENK says:

    Hillary Clinton admitted to hospital with blood clot following concussion http://t.co/RychRaE8

    • yttik says:

      That’s not good.

    • HELENK says:

      http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/12/breaking-hillary-clinton-admitted-to-hospital-after-discovery-of-blood-clot/#comments

      one of the saddest things that Hillary has done to herself, by joining the backtrack bunch she has very little credibility left. As a woman who admired her and wanted her for president i feel very sad about this.

      read the comment on this story

      • DandyTiger says:

        In fairness, that’s the level of hate spewed towards them from both parties since day one. Nothing new there.

      • yttik says:

        I know! People don’t trust her anymore and believe she is covering up for President Obama.

        At her age, blood clots from a head injury are serious. She could have a stroke, brain damage, all kinds of things. I’ve been worried because it’s been two weeks. We were told she just became dehydrated and fainted, like she’ll take a day off and be back to work. I don’t think she’s ever been off the job for two weeks. Something is really wrong.

        • DeniseVB says:

          It’s easy to go hmmmmm? She never was admitted to the hospital when they announced her concussion. I always thought she should have had an MRI and at least a couple of days to be monitored and observed.

          My husband had a blood clot, an inpatient week on IV blood thinners, then another 6 months on blood thinner meds. He’s fine now.

        • yttik says:

          I know! I really don’t understand why she wasn’t hospitalized when they said she had a concussion? Why no MRI? She is the SOS, I’d expect them to give her the full work up. It’s like they gave her an aspirin and told her to go home.

          Maybe she has Obamacare?

        • votermom says:

          Yup, Denise & yttik have been saying all along that she should have gone to the hospital immediately.

  17. HELENK says:

    Hugo Chavez not recovering. 2 weeks after 4th operation in #Cuba remains delicate. new respiratory complications #Venezuela

  18. DandyTiger says:

    • DeniseVB says:

      ….to be observed for 48 hours ? Back at her desk Monday ? Just from experience, my husband wasn’t allowed to move for 7 days while hooked up to clot buster IVs. It had to be completely destroyed to keep it from …. moving.

      Still a lot of questions, though I do wish her well.

  19. HELENK says:

    http://cookpolitical.com/story/5219

    25 facts about the election

    • yttik says:

      “For the rest of us, we are left wondering what could have been…”

      LOL! Well, I wish we could have found out.

  20. myiq2xu (D) says:

    BTW – you may have noticed that I am basically ignoring the fiscal cliff negotiations. The reason is I think it’s a waste of time to get caught up in the play-by-play kabuki.

    They will either make a deal or they won’t. Either way we’ll have to deal with the outcome.

    As for who is to blame: all of them.

    See how much time I saved?

    • DandyTiger says:

      You’ve got to work on your PR and marketing. You could have dragged out the drama for weeks. Making dire predictions. In a word young man, plastics.

    • smile says:

      Thanks for skipping it and sparing us the stress or boredom, as the case might be. 🙂

      I have been doing the same when I scan the TV news or the internet. If the talk is about fiscal cliff, I skip right through. What’s the point? The talking points are the same anyway. And by electing Obama, the decision was already made by the country to go “open-eyed” over the cliff anyway.

    • yttik says:

      I don’t care about the alleged fiscal cliff. I think we went off of it about 18 mos ago. The rest is just bad theater.

    • May the door hit him in his skinny smarmy ass on the way out.
      Though I think him threatening to deport himself is in the same category as Brazile saying she would quit if the stupor delegates decided the nomination. Pure and utter bs

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  23. HELENK says:

    even backtrack’s hair was phony during the election. anyone notice that after the election he stopped using grey away?? I know it is a small thing but it does say so much about him and just how phony he is

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