Happy New Year!

champagne toast

Thanks Trail Mixers for being there. We’ve got the best little corner of the “Internets” ever. Alas, our Judy Garland festival has finished, back to regular programming in the new year. That was fun. Thanks for playing.

Judy Garland (1941)
Auld Lang Syne” (Old Long Since)
by Robert Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire

64 thoughts on “Happy New Year!”

  1. xrepublican 12/31/2012 at 6:41 PM, a lesson to learn … don’t have sip from a hot cup of coffee at the same time as reading this post. Fair dinkum mate, I piddled myself laughing at the same time as snorting hot coffee through my nose. Not a pretty sight so don’t do this without adult supervision. This was way too funny. 😀

  2. Predicting the Future with President Obama, Handing Smelling Salts Out to Progressives
    by Taylor Marsh

    “…cutting programs that are really important to seniors, students and so forth. That has to be part of the mix…” – President Barack Obama [on Meet the Press]

    AND THERE it is, close to the same thing floated in the summer of 2011 made explicit at the end of 2012.

    Everyone reading here isn’t surprised, because you’ve been warned again and again this was coming.

    …and right on cue, the Politico headline “Fiscal cliff: Major progress toward deal,” as if this wasn’t always going to be the case.

  3. Thanks for the Judy Garland interlude. What other blog would mix politics with music, movies and the importance of just enjoying life? So glad Trail Mix is more than just a political rant place. Too many of those already. There’s more to life than arguing. Enjoy! Life’s too short as it is.

  4. I have really enjoyed the Judy Garland posts…thanks!!!

    Happy New Year everyone…

  5. Oh and for the above. That line “should old acquaintance be forgot” is translated as “To prevent us from forgetting we remember them each year”. Dedicated to all those on the trail that we never want to forget. Raise a glass in their honor.

  6. Jamie, Love the New Year’s scene between Harry and Sally. A perfect ending to a romantic movie. Thanks for putting it up here. I think I will see it again.

  7. yeah! I love movies. David loves movies. I love music. Most of the trail loves music. I’m crazed about politics and Craig is crazed about politics. Any questions about why this place is special?

  8. Happy New Year to all along the Trail! May 2013 live up to the hopes and dreams of us all!

  9. Just dashing in from dog-walking, with Kathy and Anderson on in the background (“Kathy Griffin Tells Anderson Cooper on New Year’s Show: I Will “Tickle Your Sack”). 😛

    Chinese food and for-real Coca-Cola and concerts by D.L. Hughley and Andrew Dice Clay from Showtime Network were the fare before Kathy and Anderson.

    Happy New Year to all my friends here and may we all prosper and flourish in 2013. Good-bye, 2012. Hello 2013. Who is the Trail Mixer dressed up as the New Year’s Baby?

  10. HAPPY NEW YEAR! :smile:

    To those who have gone over the cliff, may your landing be soft.

    To those yet to go, not to worry the fall aint bad, it’s the sudden stop that raises Hell. 😉

  11. Who would I rather be tomorrow?

    Boehner and company, or President Obama?
    Not even close.

    Strange, no matter how you spell Boehner, spell check still comes up Boner. Hmmmm?

  12. So the cliff has been sort of bypassed but the debt cliff has taken its place. 16tr debt was arrived at during these finalised negotiations – if that is what this risible deal can actually be called – so now the global economic wreckers in the GOP and every other whacko Tea Party try-hard to demonstrate their economic incompetence. Watch the world groan as the US works to toss away its economic prestige over some cheap political points.

  13. Happy New Year, lovely Trailmixers! Here is a little piggyback ditty I wrote earlier this evening, when all hope was lost before Joe came in to save the deal. Since the vote has yet to be cast, the lyrics are still current. Imagine how Judy would sing it.

    Have yourself a merry little cliff-dive
    The GOP’s own fiscal blight
    Next year maybe they’ll learn how to compromise
    Have yourself a merry little cliff dive
    The economy’s not all that bad
    Improving so the Teapers are now pouting mad
    Soon we’ll be as in Clinton’s days
    Happy golden days of yore
    Booming stocks and employment rates
    Will be soaring high once more
    Someday soon, we all will have the gravy
    If the GOP allows
    Until then, we’ll have to roll them anyhow,
    So have yourself a merry little cliff dive now…..

  14. Of course, this is the bicentenary of Australia’s first locally produced coins. With an eye to history our first coin was called a dump.

    The other coin was the hol(e)y dollar.

    So we worshiped the holy dollar by having a little dump. :roll:

    Holey dollar

  15. Bill,

    You have my abject apology for your inconvenience and, perhaps, injury. It is not my intention to harm fellow Trail Hands. Lately I have been placing alerts ahead of my peculiar satires, however this time I forgot to do so. Please forgive me.


    The National Fiscal Speedbump is avoided by the simple process of further impoverishing already destitute little old ladies.

    Classy move, obummer.

  17. Happy New Year !

    May you all experience the best year yet !

    And may obummer :
    1. Decide that he really wants to grab the $20 M!LL!ON book deal ASAP,
    2. resign so he can get that book deal ASAP,

    May President Biden act vigorously to clean house and govern as a staunch Democrat from the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.

    I’ve had enough of herbert hoover obama.

  18. “Pardon my boner,”
    —Mickey Rooney in one of those kids-take-over-the-barn-and-put-on-a-show movies with Judy Garland.

  19. Happy New Year? I hoped it was perhaps April Fools instead when I found reference to Obama’s Executive Order pay raise for Congress. Hoping that action was the last straw and a revolution will come about.

  20. Happy new year.

    The house has not voted. We are over the cliff. Aiyyyyeeeee!!!!!

    Ok, now that that’s over, 4 of the five senate lungs who voted against the deal are the new face of the idiot right – Shelby, Rubio, Paul and (Gr)assley. SPeaks volumes.

  21. I’ve said it before and I will say it again.

    Sit down Barry and let’s play us some poker,’cause I’m about to own you.

  22. Happy New Year everyone…

    Another year of TrailMix, that’s a good thing…

    Hope the year works out well for all trailmixers…

  23. Jace,

    We the People must exert our right of ownership to our government each and every day.

  24. We had a woman in our condominium in Florida who, when she got a bingo, would shout, “Me! Me! Me!…”

    That kind of summed-up her relationship with the world. _Everything_ had to meet her expectations to the exclusion of any other individual’s legitimate desires.

  25. Happy, Happy New Year!

    One side thinks the Republicans caved… the other side says the Democrats caved… here’s to hoping that both sides finally look up the word “compromise”…

    CBob… do you now get why Craig has set up such a strict spam filter… I know it cramps your style, but look at what you get when it’s relaxed.

  26. As Ohio’s Dennis Kucinich makes his final series of 1-minute speeches before the House, I’m struck at what a loss his is to that body; another casualty of Republican gerrymandering.

  27. Did my most recent rant include any mention of sneaky spammers and the threat that they pose to the very foundations of society and a healthy democracy? 😕

    If not it was an oversight on my part. 👿

  28. tightening the hatches just a bit to thwart spammers, going back to max of 3 links per comment. that should help. most spam contains multiple links

  29. “the Congressional Budget Office, the last-minute fiscal cliff deal reached by congressional leaders and President Barack Obama cuts only $15 billion in spending while increasing tax revenues by $620 billion—a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts.”

    These are the types of numbers you cite when you just lost the ballgame.

  30. “OK, now for the really bad news. Anyone looking at these negotiations, especially given Obama’s previous behavior, can’t help but reach one main conclusion: whenever the president says that there’s an issue on which he absolutely, positively won’t give ground, you can count on him, you know, giving way — and soon, too. The idea that you should only make promises and threats you intend to make good on doesn’t seem to be one that this particular president can grasp.”
    Paul Krugman

    Ya’ Think?!

    The newest hit TV game show should be entitled ‘Can you negotiate better than a Fourth grader?’, with your host Barack Obama.

    I mean, seriously, For fuck sake!!

    There is no little emoticon that accurately reflects my disgust.

  31. January 1, 2013
    From: The President
    To: All Staff

    Hey guys, maybe we should consider having a New Year’s Sale?

    January 1, 2013
    To: The President
    From: All Staff

    You just did!!

  32. I can see kidnapper rand pol and recovering Mormon marco rubio voting against the fiscal blip, and even the delusional mike lee. However, grassley and shelby must know that they are too old and too hated to run for president.

  33. There is no little emoticon that accurately reflects my disgust.

    I know, i know! Disgusting!

  34. obummer may point to the 41-1 ratio in self defense, but his cuts came at the expense of vulnerable people, when it should have come at the expense of subsidies for Big Oil, Big Sugar, and tobacco marketing.

  35. obummer could also have offered to slash the rippers’ ineffective yet sacred War on Drugs.

  36. It’s time to withhold use of government controlled aircraft in non-combat areas by critters.

  37. Craig and his many friends –
    The fact that your spam filter throws my comments in the dust bin , says more about my comments, than your spam filter.
    I plan to spent New Years night with Tina Turner, and that wonderful world of ass less chaps, and the unending fight for gasoline.

    Mad Max 2 ‘Road Warrior’ is 31 years old.

  38. Dr. Dealgood: Listen all! This is the truth of it. Fighting leads to killing, and killing gets to warring. And that was damn near the death of us all. Look at us now! Busted up, and everyone talking about hard rain! But we’ve learned, by the dust of them all… Bartertown learned. Now, when men get to fighting, it happens here! And it finishes here! Two men enter; one man leaves.

  39. “The fact that your spam filter throws my comments in the dust bin , says more about my comments, than your spam filter.”

    Don’t think so CBob.

    Craig already apologized and said he fixed it so they won’t be permanently deleted in the future. He never got a chance to save them the way it was set up before.

    I for one love reading your comments. I learn a lot from them, and hope you’ll keep them coming. You’re doing us a service by keeping us informed.

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