On the eve of passing from one year to the ext, I wanted to bid 2017 not such a great farewell. The year was a tough one for many and will likely not be talked about much by historians. True we did elect a man called Trump against incredible odds (alleged FBI and DOJ involvement). Trump was beaten in the popular vote, but won the electoral college. Go figure. Then, as it turned out, there was evidence of a ton of ‘illegal’ maneuverings on the part of the Clinton and the DNC, (if you would believe the preponderance of material that was uncovered indicating collusion of all sorts).
On January the 21st of that year, Trump took the reigns of a Nation that was; evenly divided against him, in an eight year long financial doldrum and had a leaky southern border while some quantifiable nut jobs in other countries seemed bent on our annihilation. A tough nut to crack for sure! But, by the end of the year, some real progress had been made, not the least of which was tax reform and an economy that was clicking along at 3% plus! Who would have thought!
Meanwhile, in halls of Congress, it became apparent that some of our honorable Senators and Representatives were having (or had) troubles keeping their hands to themselves. You might say it was the year of the outraged woman! Interestingly, people’s lives were destroyed just on allegations alone. Wow! What a world.
And then there were those pesky ‘sanctuary states’ like California. A real piece of work, that place is. Deeply in debt, poorly run and headed by people like Brown whose head is so far up his ass it often emerges from his mouth, in my opinion! When California, Illinois and New York eventually go belly up (and they will), I am hoping our government acts responsibly and sells them off to China. Meanwhile, anyone desiring to visit cesspools, like San Francisco, can have fun watching people urinating in the city streets!
One of the true bright spots, in an otherwise dismal year, was the stock market. It broke record after record, much to the chagrin of the Democratic Party. Hey hey, 25K dudes! And, if the tax break results in an even more robust economy, it will be nothing but doom and gloom for the Left as we wander our way through 2018 and the midterm elections.
Interspersed betwixt and between all this drama was a world that was experiencing a continuing techno revolution! We had quad copters everywhere, Net Neutrality issues, Amazon, Google and a host of other explosive advances that kept some of us hiding in our bedrooms! OK, maybe that was just me…
So, 2017… Good luck, goodbye and good riddance!