Happy New Year!
Beat it, Mofo, and don't come 'round here no mo.
I so wanted to sit down and do the proper research and create for my readers a compendium of 2008's nuttiest political moments, but the list grew so huge I became discouraged.
Besides, it's not just the last annum horribilis we are slithering away from; 2009 brings us the final days of the abysmal Bush years.
Compiling a list of Bush's greatest blunders would be easy.
Simply review the daily news headlines for the last 8 years and when you see the name Bush, the blunder(s) du jour will be apparent.
But everyone seems to be doing their version of listing the many ways Bush has failed, and I'm not sure I could add anything new to the mix.
As for 2008, Sarah Palin and her white trash family, John McCain and his nasty rich, lily white existence, Hell, Republicans in general were shown to be the sniveling scumbags they are.
Finally, even the dimmest Kool-aid drinkers seemed to wise up, connect the dots and vote most of these criminal GOP assholes out of office.
That leaves us a tabula rasa in America.
We have hope that a new, smart guy can help us wipe off the slime Bush and his chums have dragged us through.
We have hope that President Obama will end the war in Iraq, then quickly finish things up in Afghanistan and get us the Hell out of the Middle East once and for all.
We believe he'll start down the road of energy independence and encourage new technologies that won't cause Al Gore to lose any more sleep.
We can conceive of Obama having solutions to the looming economic depression, the crumbling infrastructure and sagging educational standards in America.
I am tired of feeling scared and sick of feeling angry at the way our government has screwed us for the last 8 years.
Eight years of Bush and 2008 make me think the number 8 is just not a lucky number.
Though I will miss the ironic, sardonic humor Bush and his goons have provided the media and us news junkies for so many years, I am willing to give it up for a few years of maturity, sanity and wisdom from our leaders.
I can tolerate political buffoons like Blagojevich because he's toothless, powerless and on the way out.
I can still delight in the foibles of Sarah Palin and her cast of clowns because Alaska hasn't got shit to do with me, plus she's been so discredited nationally there's no way she can ever climb much higher than the governor's mansionette in Nowheresville.
But for me, 2009 represents a glimmer of renewed hope.
I think we might be okay after all.
So happy new year, my friends.
May God bless us all.