Happy New Year

I’d meant to write a long, ruminative post about the end of a very painful 2009 and the beginning of what we hope is a better 2010. My husband, however, has commandeered my computer, so I am reduced to blogging on my iPhone. The best I can do, therefore, is to wish all of you a simple, but heartfelt, Happy New Year!!

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  • SADIE

    While Mr. Book has  your computer, ask him if he knows where our Sec’y of  State is.
    No one has seen or heard her since December 22.
    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/59189

    Save your ruminations, they’ll be plenty of time and cause for them. In the meantime,  a healthy and propserous New Year to you and yours.

  • Mike

    A Happy New Year to you Book and to all that post here. It’s actually a new decade if you think about it.Sadie after reading the cnsnews link I don’t even miss her.

  • Lulu11

    Happy New Year to you and your lovely family.

  • Charles Martel

    “My husband, however, has commandeered my computer.”

    Typical liberal, always somebody else’s wealth or  property.

    Speaking of Hillary, she couldn’t be in a better position. As Obama self-destructs, and huge swaths of Americans wake up and realize what a putz he is, Hillary’s going to look pretty good. Nancy boy’s attempt to neutralize her is going to backfire royally because it’s giving her “plausible deniability.”

    Way to go Obamessiah!

  • Charles Martel

    Sorry, where were my manners?

    Happy New Year, Book, and every other good person on this site.

  • BrianE

    Happy New Year!

    I saw a prediction that Obama will nominate Hillary for the next Supreme Court position.

    That would neutralize her.

  • SADIE

    The Hill:  2009  in headlines
    January
     

    Obama visits Capitol Hill to discuss massive stimulus package
    Roland Burris shows up in the Senate to be seated
    Deficit soars; unemployment hits 7.2 percent
    Burris (D-Ill.) sworn into office
    Inauguration Day; Obama sworn into office
    Obama signs executive orders seeking closure of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention facility within a year
    Kirsten Gillibrand (D) selected as Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Senate replacement
    Obama meets with Republicans on Capitol Hill
    Obama signs pay equity bill into law
    House passes stimulus bill

    February

    Obama orders 17,000 additional troops to Afghanistan
    Tom Daschle withdraws as Health and Human Services secretary nominee
    Obama signs children’s healthcare bill into law
    FBI raid on PMA shines ethics spotlight on Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.); ethics office later clears Murtha
    Senate strikes deal on stimulus
    Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) withdraws as Commerce secretary nominee
    Congress passes $787 billion stimulus
    Burris under pressure to resign after new information surfaces on Gov. Blagojevich
    Obama addresses Congress
    Obama proposes $3.6 trillion budget plan

    March

    Dow drops below 6,800
    House passes housing cramdown bill; measure later falters
    After delay, Congress passes omnibus spending measure
    Obama administration announces it will give ailing auto industry billions of dollars
    AIG bonus controversy explodes
    Election for Gillibrand’s former House seat is too close to call; subsequently stays in Dem hands

    April

    Justice Department drops case against former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska)
    House and Senate pass their budget measures
    Rep. Bachus claims there are 17 socialists in Congress
    Allegations on Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and wiretaps surface
    Sen. Specter bolts the GOP to become a Democrat

    May

    Supreme Court Justice David Souter announces he will retire
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) under fire for what she knew about waterboarding
    Obama and former Vice President Dick Cheney deliver dueling speeches on military prison in Guantanamo Bay
    Congress passes credit card reform
    Obama selects Sonia Sotomayor to replace Souter

    June

    Obama taps Rep. John McHugh (R-N.Y.) to be his Army secretary
    War supplemental passes
    House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) exchange words on the House floor over earmark
    Climate bill passes House, 219-212
    South Carolina Gov. Sanford admits affair with woman in Argentina; Sanford had gone missing for days and his staff claimed he was hiking the Appalachian Trail
    Scandal involving Sen. Ensign attracts headlines
    Al Franken declared winner of Minnesota Senate race as incumbent Norm Coleman (R) concedes

    July

    Unemployment hits 9.5 percent
    Alaska Gov. Palin announces she will resign
    Vice President Joe Biden says administration “misread the economy”
    Healthcare reform on the ropes as House and Senate miss deadlines
    Obama says Cambridge, Mass., cops “acted stupidly” in arrest of Gates
    Sotomayor approved, 68-31

    August

    Lawmakers confronted at town halls on healthcare reform
    Sen. Kennedy dies
    August is deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    September

    Unemployment hits 9.7 percent
    Obama address Congress on healthcare reform; Rep. Wilson shouts “You lie!” at Obama
    Wilson reprimanded by the House; Pelosi fears political violence
    House passes education reform bill
    Congress votes to strip ACORN of federal funding
    Pelosi commits to public option in healthcare reform bill

    October

    Rep. Grayson says Republicans want sick people to die quickly; refuses to apologize
    Pelosi rolls eyes at press conference after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) suggests Congress will support Obama in whatever decision he makes on Afghanistan
    Obama wins the Nobel Peace Price
    House ethics panel broadens probe of Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rangel
    Senate Finance Committee approves healthcare bill; Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) votes yes
    Reid announces new “opt out” public option
    House ethics committee document leaked to The Washington Post
    October becomes deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    November

    Fort Hood shooting kills 13
    House adopts Rep. Bart Stupak’s (D-Mich.) abortion language to healthcare bill, 240-194
    House passes healthcare bill, 220-215
    Dems win special election for McHugh’s seat as GOP split over candidates; GOP wins gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia
    Unemployment rate increases to 10.2 percent
    Senate health bill clears procedural hurdle

    December

    Obama announces 30,000 more troops will be sent to Afghanistan
    Congress holds hearing on alleged White House party crashers
    Obama hosts job summit
    Obama approval drops under 50 percent
    Unemployment drops to 10 percent
    Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) acknowledges he nominated his girlfriend for U.S. attorney post
    Sen. Ben Nelson’s (D-Neb.) anti-abortion rights amendment to health bill falls short
    Reid scraps public option; proposes new bill with “Medicare buy-in” plan
    House passes financial regulatory reform bill
    Medicare buy-in dropped; Dem centrists commit to bill
    Congress passes omnibus measure
    Senate health bill clears hurdle on cloture motion with 60 votes; Snowe votes no
    Senate passes healthcare reform bill, 60-39
    Rep. Parker Griffith (Ala.) leaves Democratic Party to become a Republican
    Dow hits year high of 10,520 points
    Terrorist plot foiled; Nigerian attempted to blow up plane headed for Detroit
    Congress calls for hearings on apparent lapses in homeland security

  • http://OgBlog.net Earl

    Happy (tardy) New Year,  BW…..
    By the way, at Costco a Netbook is around $300.00…totally affordable, and what you could use on the road or when Mr. BW is hogging the computer!  Just sayin’…….
    Best for a WONDERFUL year in two thousand ten!
     

  • Mike Devx

    Happy New Year!  To Book, and to all of her commenters and readers.
     
    How wonderful for all of us to see President Obama step to the microphone tomorrow afternoon in an impromptu press conference, without teleprompter, to say: “I awoke at 3 am last night in a cold sweat, thinking, “My God, if the mammoth Homeland Security apparatus can’t even flag the Underwear Terrorist Bomber as a threat, what hope is there that a mammoth National Universal Health Care bureaucracy can control and manage every Americans’ health care in a reasonable manner?  It would be impossible.  Therefore, I announce, at this moment, that I am opposed to government control of Americans’ health care, because it would be guaranteed to be inefficient, unresponsive, and ultimately harmful and outrageously expensive, while accomplishing little.  I can’t do that to my fellow Americans, who deserve so much better.”
     
    Happy New Year!