2013 – The Year of Suck

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It started with Obama’s second inaugural. There was a bombing at the Boston Marathon. Vladimir Putin humiliated Obama over Syria. The SF Giants and Oakland Raiders played like shit. Obama barrycaded national parks and memorials. Miley twerked. Scandalpalooza. Detroit went bankrupt. The Obamacare roll-out.

I don’t think I have ever been so eager to put a year in my rearview mirror.

There were some bright spots. Ted Cruz provided some great political theater. Kate Middleton gave birth to a future king. We avoided war in Syria. Pope Frank took over at the Vatican. J-Law won an Oscar. Obama won Lie of the Year.

What do you think were the highlights and lowlights of 2013?

This is the last open thread of the year.

“Embrace the suck.” – Nancy Pelosi

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Unless President Donald J. Trump pulls a hat out of a rabbit real soon, on 1/21/21 I will wake up in a socialist banana republic.
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111 Responses to 2013 – The Year of Suck

  1. The Klown says:

    This was easily the top post of 2013 in terms of traffic with over 8000 page views.

  2. The Klown says:

    Is it just me or is the political left descending into madness? It seems like every year they move farther and farther away from reality.

    • lyn says:

      Benghazi happened on Obama and Hillary’s watch, and both should be blamed for the inadequate security and response to the murders. The New York Times “report” is more than a year too late.

  3. The Klown says:

    MHP kinda-sorta apologized:

  4. abc says:

    I am descending into madness because I laughed so hard at the dog pic that the tears rolled down my cheeks.

  5. DandyTIger says:

    It was the worst year for Obama and the new Dem party. Which kind of made it a pretty good year in some ways. 🙂 Definitely wasn’t boring.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    I always like Doug Ross’s Best Blogs end of year list. We may not be on it, but we sure do use a lot of links from the winners 😀


    I think I’ll contact him about a new category for next year, Best Blog by Recovering Democrats Who Are Not Republicans. Watcha’ think ? Heh.

  7. The Klown says:

    This covers most of a pretty good twitterfight:

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Hey NYC, about those carriage horses being mistreated, the new Mayor’s got the solution…..


    This will certainly be the test of the hypocritical lefty animal welfare orgs. It’s been one of the pet projects of the ASPCA and PETA. Of course PETA’s always been on the side of animals are better off dead than suffering. With hopes some rich, lefty (looking at you Martha Stewart) will open up their massive farm to give these poor babies a forever home of freedom. To tell you the truth, I don’t think these horses would know what to do in open pastures and fresh air.

    I bet Donald Trump gets involved (PUBLICITY!!!!) and offers up his new vineyard in Virginia. Carriage rides would be lovely there…..


    You read it here first ….. 😀

    • Anthony says:

      So Mayor Sandinista didn’t even wait to take office before acting like a jerk off……

      I was born, raised and still live in Manhattan, and only once did I live more than half a block from Central Park. The carriage horses are an integral part of the city culture, and there has been as much evidence that the horses are well treated as there is otherwise.

      According to Mayor Douchebox (translation: a whole shipping carton of douchebags), “they do not fit into 21st century New York”.

      Better yet – he wants to replace them with antique cars. Yeah, we need more cars in NY.

      I’ve been dreading his tenure ever since he was chosen by tptb to be Mayor, and so far, I’m not surprised.

      This is gonna be a l-o-o-o-o-o-o-n-g 4 years…..

      • votermom says:

        The article implies that he’s getting rid of horses so that a developer can grab the stables. I would not be surprised if this is true.
        Scratch a commie pol and find a crook.

        • Anthony says:

          Bloomberg tried doing that for years, and every time he tried he got shut down. Lets hope the same thing happens here with this asshole.

          What people who oppose the horses don’t understand, is that there are no provisions to care for them if they’re “retired”. NYC doesn’t exactly have a place to put them out to pasture…. Not only that, but all of the drivers will now be unemployed. Not like they can go to another park and set up shop.

          This guy is a fucking commie bastard a curious choice for mayor in a major city.

        • DeniseVB says:

          I like following NYC newsbytes on the (very left leaning) Gothamist’s FB page, someone mentioned deBlasio’s fat cat donor buddy who has his eye on the real estate where the horses are stabled now. Makes sense to me.

          Maybe OWS should go occupy the stables ? 😀

        • Anthony says:

          Its prime real estate. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.

      • helenk3 says:

        so about those green energy cars, I do not think they were antique.

        ONe of the biggest tourist attractions in NYC is the carriage ride through the park.

        • Anthony says:

          ONe of the biggest tourist attractions in NYC is the carriage ride through the park.

          Add to that all of the smoking bans (including e-digs), soft drinks, the Disney-fied Times Square etc., we’ll have to kiss billions of tourist dollars good-bye. Who’s going to pay for it? Di Blasio? I already fucking hate him

      • trixta says:

        About two years ago during a vary hot summer afternoon (over 100 plus degrees) in Old Sacramento (CA), a carriage horse up and died mid-steam while on duty. I only found out about it because I was there that day and saw the truck hauling way. Naturally, the media was very hush hush about it. To this day, very little information has emerged from that unfortunate incident. Why did the horse die all of a sudden? Was it too old, sick, overheated from the hot sun, or overworked? In any case, it breaks my heart watching these poor horses trod up and down the tarmac, hour after hour, day after day all year round. As someone who grew up on a farm and had horses, I can’t see how walking on tarmac or cement is in anyway okay for a horse on a number of levels, but especially since horse shoes are made of metal and are not shock absorbent. I, for one, don’t mind the idea of replacing these work horses with antique cars. It would make sense too for Old Sac because (aside from its fantastic Train Museum) it has an Automobile Museum which grows in popularity every year. Just saying….

  9. votermom says:

    Idiot POTUS

  10. helenk3 says:


    For almost 50 years I was a democrat. Today I am trying to understand why I was. Was there a great unmasking in 2008 or was there a takeover in 2008? Today’s democratic party is nothing I can believe in or follow.

    • Constance says:

      “Again, this isn’t personal. All power corrupts and fundamental transformation corrupts fundamentally. Even for liberals.

      Our job is to remove today’s corrupt ruling class from the citadel, and to do that we need to discredit liberal power. Let’s get started right now”

      So true! I’m sick of government telling me what to do and being heavily taxed to pay for government graft waste.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I thought Romney was a good example of UNcorrupt politician. Who gives their inheritance to charity, declines paychecks for public service jobs ? Not Obama. 😉

    • votermom says:

      The helicopter rescue crew is coming to take me away, ha-haaa!
      They’re coming to take me away, ho-ho, hee-hee, ha-haaa!
      To the funny farm. Where I can find banana peanut butter milkshakes sprinkled with delicious carbon credits.
      We thought it was a joke and so we laughed, we laughed when I had said that proving global warming had trapped us in ice and that I’m going MAD!!!

      • DeniseVB says:

        After a giggle fit when finding out they there to prove global warming, I decided to leave it alone until they’re rescued safely then let the giggles ensue 😀

        However, I read he’s claiming he DOES have the proof of warming because they’re stuck in “old” ice, which isn’t as affected as “new” ice, or something? Like if my freezer stops working, it won’t make new ice, then the old ice will melt? Still…..? Isn’t it summer in Antarctica now?

        • Anthony says:

          Al Gore must be steaming…..

        • Mt.Laurel says:

          But if it is old ice does that not mean they should have known it was there? Can they read sea charts? Or were they using their “smart” phones to navigate?

          Who is going to pay for the rescue efforts? Because I think this falls under stupid.

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  12. votermom says:

    Klown, are you suspended on twitter again? You must be setting some kind of record.

  13. The Klown says:

    My twitter account is suspended again.

  14. votermom says:

    Cool pic of Manila on NY eve

  15. The Klown says:

    Towards a Feminist Postcolonial Milk Studies

    Because milk is produced by female mammals, a feminist perspective seems to offer a logical foundation for such inquiry. From the start, feminism has been a movement for justice: at its heart is the centrality of praxis, the necessary linkage of intellectual, political, and activist work. Feminist methodology puts the lives of the oppressed at the center of the research question and undertakes studies, gathers data, and interrogates material contexts with the primary aim of improving the lives and the material conditions of the oppressed. Using standard feminist methodology [standard feminist methodology?], twentieth-century vegan feminists and animal ecofeminists challenged animal suffering in its many manifestations (in scientific research, and specifically in the feminized beauty and cleaning products industries; in dairy, egg, and animal food production; in “pet” [note the scare quotes] keeping and breeding, zoos, rodeos, hunting, fur, and clothing) by developing a feminist theoretical perspective on the intersections of species, gender, race, class, sexuality, and nature. Motivated by an intellectual and experiential understanding of the mutually reinforcing interconnections among diverse forms of oppression, vegan feminists and ecofeminists positioned their own liberation and well-being as variously raced, classed, gendered, and sexual humans to be fundamentally interconnected to the well-being of other nondominant human and animal species, augmenting Patricia Hill Collins’s definition of intersectionality to include species as well.

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    • DandyTIger says:

      Apparently that cover is fake. A similar, but real, cover in the 70’s was from Newsweek. Still, it was all the rage in science fashion of the time. Science fads can be fickle.

  19. DandyTIger says:

    Apparently, this is not parody:

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  22. helenk3 says:

    my wish for all of you for the new year

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  25. helenk3 says:

    stolen from a commenter at no quarter

    This is the only time you see this phenomenon in your life.

    August, next year, will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens only once every 823 years. The Chinese call it “Silver pockets full.”

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