Happy New Year

December 31, 2016 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Hang on tight, y’all.  This ain’t gonna be easy.


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26 Comments to “Happy New Year”

  1. Well, the choices boil down to give up or keep on truckin’. I know which side I’m on.

  2. Happy New Year, Mrs. B.! The Chinese name their New Years and I would like to name 2017 as the “Year of the Women.” Let’s move forward in The Year of the Tiger.

    We need to do this not only for Ben, KJ and Jack, but for all the children and a future for their grandchildren.

    The splot known as Donnie and his illegitimate friends and family are about to occupy the White House. This is truly a golden opportunity to drain the swamp. The .01% and their 3 prong advocacy group of WH, Senate & House are in a position to govern. A position for which they are so grossly unqualified as to be humorous, if not for the fact that so many will suffer the consequences of their st00pid.

    Let’s take them down with humor and joy. No reason for us to be as dour and unhealthy as they are. 2017 and 2018 are ours. Cry over spilt milk? Nah. Let’s make Crème Brulee out of the snacilbupeR.

  3. Bill, Jane & PKM: Well put. We need to take our cue from President Obama. He’s smiling as big as ever. And it’s not a forced smile either. Sanctions on Russia? Read the story on Politico if you haven’t already. He’s setting Donnie up with a no win situation, just by continuing to do the job right up until the end. With a big ole smile on his face. And because he knows what’s in store for Donnie (because he’s a genius, and he’s actually done the job for eight years), I believe he knows that in the future anyone who looks back with anything resembling honesty is gonna see how well he did. Especially when compared to what came after. Smile everybody. And happy New Year!

  4. P.P., you remind me of the bit in “I, Claudius” about why Tiberius chose Caligula as his heir: “Tiberius wants to be loved, and the only way for him to do that–” “Is to have someone worse follow him.”

    I have a fridge magnet of Bill Clinton captioned, “Come back, Bill, all is forgiven,” and I believe many Americans and others around the world will be feeling the same about Obama, even many of those who don’t already. Wonder how long it will take a lot of red-state blue-collar voters to realize how badly they’ve been had. The ones who voted for Trump and now worry about losing their Obamacare make me pound my head (wish it were theirs) on the keyboard.

  5. Well actually 2017 shouldn’t suck any more than 2016 has sucked since November 8th, until January 20th at noon. So maybe as many as 19 pretty good days in 2017.


  6. I fear for the consequences of having a moron and the rethugs in charge, not just for women, but immigrants, minorities, our planet and anyone with a brain. My hope is that the Dems may come up with some kind of strategy to block anything remotely destructive that the Trump Circus tries to push through.
    We are about to become the global test case for Putin’s puppet.
    I think this is the time Putin picks to restore the Soviet Union.
    I fear for the countries he’s about to invade, while Drumpf praises his smarts. 2017 is one I fear. Sorry I can’t bring myself to say Happy New Year and mean it.

  7. There’s always been this feeling that the New Year held promise. I guess 2017 does too but it promises instead to be the mother of all fusterclucks.

  8. Rabblerouser says:

    Howdy friends!

    As I’ve been bemoaning so many of our citizens willfully taking leave of their senses and voting for the cheeto-tinted con man, it occurs to me that it could be a blessing in disguise. Granted the next two years will be painful to watch, but if the Rethugs enact their full agenda, especially repealing the ACA, voucherizing Medicare and Medicaid, doling out big tax cuts to them that least need them, and privatizing our national infrastructure, I suspect taking back Congress in 2018 may be easier than we expect. Now, if we can reclaim our spot as the party of the working class by actually BEING the party of the working class, we can send the snacilbupers to the dustbin of history where they belong, allowing the Greens and Libertarians to become viable parties. The party of old white men has been able to convince the public that liberals are the problem, yet every damn good thing American workers have gained in this country has come as the result of liberal policies and advocacies. Now Ivanka is saying her father wants paid family leave — sounds nice, but the Rethugs in Congress have fought it at every turn, and I doubt any amount of arm twisting will change that. So, I will raise my glass at midnight to the political gods (goddesses wouldn’t dirty their hands with politics) that the hubris of those in office, especially McConnell, Ryan and Trump, be fully on display in the next year to show America and the world that they are just rich f*cks hoping to further their already well-to-do nests and care not one whit for anyone but themselves. And we must take names of any spineless Dems who want to side with them, especially on any SCOTUS nominees, because we’ll need to kick their asses in 2018, too.

    George Carlin once told me I have the wrong idea about politics, that I should look at it through the lens of its entertainment value. I wish he were around today because, being a master wordsmith, I’m sure he’d have more than a few choice words for the incoming administration, some of which would be on his list of “things you can’t say on television” (though that list is much smaller these days.)

    A healthy, prosperous and happy New Year to all y’all as we prepare to hold some feet to the fire (and maybe burn a few that earned it!)

  9. One of the other blogs summed up my expectations for the coming year:

    2017 to 2016: “Hold my beer for a second, and watch this!”

  10. RepubAnon, I agree. I continue to see 2018, possibly through 2020, as the time snacilbupeR will clearly show this country and the world just how cruel, small, petty, ignorant and incompetent they are. The result will be decades of Democratic dominance just like post-Hoover beginning in the 1930s. I detest the suffering that is apparently required to educate the ignorant tea bagger types, but I guess that’s the only way they learn.

    I expect a massive loss of revenue and maybe even the demise for places like Faux Noise, Dimbart, and other fake news (lying) sources. SnacilbupeR will expose their total ineptitude and the leftovers, conservatives in the true sense of the word, will either remake the snacilbupeR or form a new party.

    In summary, it’s definitely going to suck for the next 4 years and we need to do everything we can to stop or at least minimize that, while remembering that Much Better is coming soon.


  11. Chloe Bear says:

    I wish you all a healthy, happy and an amazingly awesome 2017.

  12. slipstream says:

    I would never make a joke about prematurity. Nope, not me. Not gonna do it. No siree bob.

    But it’s still 2016 in slipstreamland.

  13. e platypus onion says:

    Good tidings from Comrade Drumpf-


    Donald J. TrumpVerified account
    Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!

  14. e platypus onion says:

    Drumpf, I know what to do- it involves my knuckles and your nose, you disgusting piece of buzzard doo-doo.

    And I am a pacifist, or I’m supposed to be.

  15. e platypus onion says:

    Slip. if Drumpf comes up missing, will you please hide the paperwork for several months? I’ll send you some cookies.

  16. slipstream says:

    epo: one side benefit to doing search and rescue in Alaska: you learn places to hide bodies where they will never be found. At least not by humans. You will have to check the bear dung for DNA . . . .

  17. Old Quaker (Colorado) says:

    None of us can truly predict what Comrade Drumpf will do and how that will affect the country and world. Drumpf doesn’t have any firm beliefs and his tweets contridict themselves. Wait, watch, object until we have a critical mass movement.

  18. I hope you all have a wonderful new year!

    However, the warranty has been canceled due to voter mistakes.

  19. don’t just sit there- call and email your senators and give them your opinion about the cabinet nominees

  20. That Other Jean says:

    I’m delighted to see the rear end of 2016 disappearing over the hill. Wishing everybody as much joy as we can wring out of the new year. It will take some work to make it happen, but Happy New Year, everybody!

  21. We shall get through this because we must. The tough part is going to be dealing with what some may call humiliation.

    Remember having humility, knowing ourselves, means we can deal with pretty much anything we have to, We made it through Andrew Johnson and Reconstruction, and what came before. We shall abide.

    Thank God 2016 is OVER!!!

  22. e platypus onion says:

    Thanks to Slipstream my New Year just got better. I can hope Polar Bears invade the lower 48 and eat climate deniers. You’re a good man, Slip. I hope your New Year is quiet on the S&R front.

  23. Rabble, darlin’! Trump and paid family leaves actually leaves out a good number of people. Single parents everywhere are gonna wonder what the bleep happened. And if you are any part of the LBG etc., Trump paid family leave will make sure you do’t qualify. And that mad obsession with Obamacare is based on race and class. The ACA has been of help to so many who don’t look at all like the Model American the R’s prefer. The fact that “those people” actually got cut a break really disjointed their noses. Hence, the chronic tush to throw them out of the lifeboat. Noble, ain’t it!

  24. AliceBeth says:

    So at 67 I face leaving a pretty awful year behind and do not have hopes for a better next year. This is a first time, that I do not seem a glimmer of something better….except for the fact that e platypus onion and the hope for climate deniers will get eaten by polar bears. Can they head to DC first???

  25. Opinionated Hussy says:

    AliceBeth – I’m still hoping for a group photo shoot and a drone strike.

    I just want to say I so appreciate the WMDBS – no trolls allowed. It seems the only part of my life where this haven exists. THANK YOU!