Well, 2012 stunk the place up. Let's dump that thing and see if we can do any better in the coming year. For a retrospective on the year 2012, it's always worth a visit here.
As the old bromide goes, only the good die young, and so we're still stuck with the usual jerks, most of whom are career politicians - though the media remain over-represented as well. You could detonate nukes in Washington and New York City, and a week later, Barky would pop up, bowing to Mecca and then lecturing us on the need for balance, while the media types would be frantically throwing questions at him regarding his feelings on the latest Kardashian pregnancy. True to form, Barky would take no questions, due to an important engagement at the golf course.
The past year truly sucked for many people, although our local tax-law perfesser's pick for the presidency, Johnny Edwards, seems to be getting on well with his former mistress - they may even get married. Their neighbors have reportedly been complaining, however, so they may have to move - rumor has it that he's contemplating purchasing the country of Brazil to limit the possibility of future noise complaints.
Things have been only marginally crappy around here, though my bumper-sticker has attracted mixed reviews. Some people, as it happens, have no sense of humor. Generally, I find that they drive Subarus with roughly three dozen stickers adhered to the back (and occasionally the side) of their ride. It's easy to spot a confirmed Lefty. They always wave, though they only use one finger. It's nice, though, to see those with disabilities are still able to get out and about on their own.
Best wishes for a much improved new year, from all of me to all of you.