Good Riddance 2014!


Tonight we close the books on another year. 2014 had it’s high points, but I’m happy to finally put it in my rear-view mirror. I know you’re expecting me to say something witty and insightful, but I got nothing. Thank you all for being here for me.

Better luck next year!

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132 Responses to Good Riddance 2014!

  1. HELENK3 says:

    Thank You for providing a place that is fun, interesting and always filled with great people. May 2015 be a much better year than 2014

  2. HELENK3 says:

    considering the people in backtrack’s life from birth on , this article makes sense to me

  3. Myiq2xu says:

    It also turns out that at least two people involved in publicizing this story have connections to a certain bitter blogger from NOLA.

  4. piper says:

    I’m starting my resolutions early like today by going to the gym and eating / drinking well. Tomorrow is another day.

    Happy New Year to everyone at TCH!!!!!!!!!

  5. piper says:

    Swiped this from a poster on Noquarter. I know you’ve all seen it before but it’s good for a laugh.
    Texas A&M Study Calls Obama 5th Best President in our history
    Good research work by a fine institution:

    From a total of 44 US Presidents: Obama is rated as the 5th best. The A&M’s Public Relations Office released this statement “After only 5 years in office, Americans have rated President Obama the 5th best President ever.”
    These are the details according to Texas A&M:

    1. Reagan & Lincoln tied for first,

    2. Twenty three presidents tied for second,

    3. Seventeen other presidents tied for third,

    4. Jimmy Carter came in fourth, and

    5. Obama came in fifth.

  6. DandyTIger says:

    Happy New Year!!! I’m not holding my breath for sanity in DC or in the general public in the coming year, but here’s to some small level of sanity above what we’ve seen in ’14.

  7. HELENK3 says:

    have you seen this cartoon blog site?

  8. Lulu says:

    Happy Hogmanay. Hubby is outside dragging limbs, logs, sticks, leaves into a pile for a bonfire tonight. It has rained off and on for the past three days and I doubt it will burn. No accelerants allowed since they caught a tree and a lawn chair on fire one year. The geezers will stand around it and drink while it smokes sullenly. What fun! I think I will stay inside.

      • Lulu says:

        I do not want to give them any ideas. They are all pyromaniacs especially on semi-pagan holidays. He will probably get it going with some firewood in the garage.

    • Somebody says:

      My neighbors are planning a bonfire out in the cul-de-sac tonight. They want to use my portable fire pit which is fine, but I’m not sure I’m up to a block party. I guess it depends on who shows up and who gets drunk. They’re also really pushing me to get some fireworks because they know I can’t resist, but I’m going to. They claim they’re buying stuff, but they’ve claimed that before just to get me and one other neighbor to put on a show with our money…….not going to happen!

  9. elliesmom says:

    I hope liberals get everything they want this year, and we get all of the ramifications of it in time for the 2016 elections. Whatever it takes to wake people up.

    • leslie says:

      Thanks, HELEN. That is so cool . . .
      I know I’m pretty late to some games – and this one especially. But to see those men in shirt sleeves and not space suits, ala the early years of space exploration, is amazing.

      I so look forward to your links to photos from and about the heavens. I’ve used some of them as background for my desktop.

      Finally, I want to say thank you for keeping me abreast of news stories I’d never have the time (or inclination) to search out at the end of my work days.
      Happy 2015 !!

      • HELENK3 says:

        You are more than welcome.
        being retired is great. You will love it. If possible take the time to travel all around and see what a great and diversified county we have. There is no place on earth like it.

        • leslie says:

          My plan is to attend a baseball game in every ball park in the major league. It’ll probably take me more than one summer, but that’s my plan for starters. And I’ll visit Seattle, and Yosemite, and St Augustine and Acadia in ME. And everything in between. I love WI, and southern IL, and TN, and I’ll visit a good friend in Asheville, and my sister in VT. I can’t wait. AND I’ll get to take care of my grandbabies more than I do now. I’ll get to spend time with my kids and my friends. My life will be full. . . and happy.
          And I’ll still have TCH as an anchor. You are so right. I will ❤ it.

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  10. votermom says:

    Btw the 91 yo Saudi King is in the hospital.
    Could be interesting if he croaks. Succession could impact oil prices and ME geopolitics.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Fracking has already started an international crisis because Russia, Venezuela and other big oil money-dependent nations are hurting bad right now.

  11. HELENK3 says:

    just to remember some beauty from the year

  12. leslie says:

    750 days 13 hours 24 minutes
    Until this era of obamania ends

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Oh, this is fun and something I look forward to every year … Dave Barry’s Year in Review. 2014 explained like no one else can, it WAS a bizzaro year …. enjoy!

  14. leslie says:

    Woot!! In the last hour, the temperature has risen 2 degs; it is now 11. It should be a warm and wonderful 17 by the time First Night begins this evening @7:00.

  15. Myiq2xu says:

    Jonah Goldberg:

    Many conservatives finished the year angry about the same thing they were angry about at the beginning of the year: liberal double standards.

    As I write this, GOP House whip Steve Scalise is in hot water over reports that he spoke to a group of racist poltroons in Louisiana twelve years ago. Whether it was an honest mistake, as Scalise plausibly claims, or a sign of something more nefarious, as his detractors hope, remains to be seen.

    But one common response on social media is instructive. Countless conservatives want to know: Why the double standard? Barack Obama was friends with a domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers. His spiritual mentor was a vitriolic racist, Jeremiah Wright. One of his administration’s closest advisers and allies is Al Sharpton, a man who has inspired enough racial violence to make a grand dragon’s white sheets turn green with envy.
    Meanwhile, the Democratic party venerated the late senator Robert Byrd, a former Klansmen himself. He was one of 19 senators (all Democrats) to sign the Southern Manifesto opposing integration. One of his co-signers was William Fulbright, Bill Clinton’s mentor.

    When Republicans are in power, “dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” When Democrats are in power, dissent is the racist fuming of “angry white men.”

    Peaceful, law-abiding tea-party groups who cleaned up after their protests — and got legal permits for them — were signs of nascent fascism lurking in the American soul. Violent, anarchic, and illegal protests by Occupy Wall Street a few years ago or, more recently, in Ferguson, Mo., were proof that a new idealistic generation was renewing its commitment to idealism.

    When rich conservatives give money to Republicans, it is a sign that the whole system has been corrupted by fat cats. When it is revealed that liberal billionaires and left-wing super PACs outspent conservative groups in 2014: crickets.

    When Republicans invoke God or religious faith as an inspiration for their political views, it’s threatening and creepy. When Democrats do it, it’s a sign they believe in social justice.

    One can do this all day long. But while examples are easy, explanations are hard.

    I don’t know who first said, “Behind every apparent double standard lies an unconfessed single standard” (and as far as I can tell, neither does the Internet), but whoever did was onto something.

    What looks like inexplicably staggering hypocrisy from the conservative perspective is actually remarkably consistent from the liberal perspective.

    Well, “perspective” is probably the wrong word because it implies a conscious, deliberate, philosophical point of view. What is really at work is better understood as bias, even bigotry.

    If you work from the dogmatic assumption that liberalism is morally infallible and that liberals are, by definition, pitted against sinister and — more importantly — powerful forces, then it’s easy to explain away what seem like double standards. Any lapse, error, or transgression by conservatives is evidence of their real nature, while similar lapses, errors, and transgressions by liberals are trivial when balanced against the fact that their hearts are in the right place.

    “It’s different when we do it.”

  16. 1539days says:

    My favorite New Year’s song, with drinking and unhappy marriages.

  17. Myiq2xu says:

  18. foxyladi14 says:

    Wishing everyone here at the C.D.H.a blessed and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!! ❤

  19. Myiq2xu says:

    How many times a day did Mediaite mention Fox?

  20. HELENK3 says:

    random thoughts

    now reporting that the Sony hacking may not have been North Korea but an inside job.

    between gruber telling how the backtrack bunch thinks the American people are stupid and now the Hollywood side of the backtrack bunch using the FBI to start a rumor that made a clunker a lot of money, there could be trouble ahead.

  21. votermom says:

    Commiefornia law only allowing free range eggs to be sold means egg prices will go up even more everywhere as suppliers comply.

    • elliesmom says:

      We had free range chickens when I was growing up because there was a hole in the fence around the chicken coop. Collecting eggs was a treasure hunt everyday.

      • Jadzia says:

        Collecting the eggs was my favorite job. Until my mother found out how I was getting the chickens away from them so quickly.

    • Myiq2xu says:

      Eggs are already up to $3 a dozen.

      • insanelysane says:

        Eggs in wine country are $1.79 a doz. You can find $7.00 per doz eggs if you look.
        The law requirement is so far from “Free Range” as we are to the moon.

        It just requires coops to alot about 3 sq. ft. per bird.
        That is hardly free range.
        BTW I raise my own hens and eggs cost more than $3.00 a doz to produce organically and truly free range.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Eggs here are free because my neighbor has way too many chickens.

      • insanelysane says:

        That is the best free range there is. Lucky you. I also give my extra eggs to neighbors.
        Spread the wealth.

  22. Underwhelmed says:

    Happy 2015 to the denizens of the Crawfish hole. You’re a fabulous bunch and Klown, you’re a wonderful ringmaster.

  23. 49erDweet says:

    OT. Sorta strange the AirAsia casualties are being recovered already but not so with MalaysiaAir.

  24. leslie says:

    I just heard that Edward Herrmann, the actor, died today in a NY hospital. He had brain cancer and had been in treatment in the hospital for the past several weeks. I’m so sorry. I thought he was quite wonderful.

  25. votermom says:

    PA gas taxes go up a dime a gallon tomorrow.
    Hubby passed by the gas station and apparently there was some panic buying as they are out of regular!

  26. HELENK3 says:

    Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-NY, calls on House Majority Whip Steve Scalise to resign; ‘It is beyond offensive that a member of House leadership would knowingly court such a hate group’ – statment
    End of alert

    when his president denounces the nation of islam, rev wrights church, al sharpton and his loony toons and eric holder’s black panthers then maybe democrats could make statements denouncing Steve Scalise

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  28. mothy6767 says:

    Well Happy New Year. Off to pretend I like people.
    Wasn’t Edward Hermann the daddy vampire in Lost Borys?

  29. HELENK3 says:

    as the year ends, think of this guy the next time you have a bad day at work

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