Patterico's Pontifications


Happy New Year’s Eve

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:23 pm

Be safe.


  1. I have a Power of the Jump post I want to do, but right now let’s just ring in the New Year.

    Comment by Patterico (6ef79b) — 12/31/2012 @ 6:25 pm

  2. Pat, if we’re reading this then we got nothing else to do ’till midnight, so please do the Power of the Jump post.

    Also, Happy New Years to you and thanks for all you do.

    Comment by Pious Agnostic (20c167) — 12/31/2012 @ 6:44 pm

  3. Discuss:

    Jenny McCarthy has probably killed and maimed more children than any mass murderer shooting up a school, yet she gets to co-host ABC’s New Year’s Eve show.

    Comment by Ag80 (b2c81f) — 12/31/2012 @ 7:00 pm

  4. Ag80 – Agreed. She’s set public health back 50 years.

    Comment by Pious Agnostic (20c167) — 12/31/2012 @ 7:01 pm

  5. very good point Mr. 80

    Comment by happyfeet (461de6) — 12/31/2012 @ 7:14 pm

  6. I’d never heard of this McCarthy whoever, so I had to google her, and by gum you’re right. There’s a “hoochie” for you, if it simply means the opposite of a respectable woman. She ought to be ostracised from public life, not given platforms from which she can persuade more parents to harm their children and those of everyone else around them.

    Anyway, good riddance 2012. It’s been the worst year of my life so far, and I’d gladly erase it from history if I could. Here’s hoping 2013 isn’t even worse.

    Comment by Milhouse (15b6fd) — 12/31/2012 @ 7:20 pm

  7. but this is not a Happy New Year it is a new year marked by a pronounced need for a Grim Resolve to be nurtured in the hearts of those what would yet resist president food stamp’s perverse molestations of our pitiful little country

    me I resolve to use this year to make ready my exodus from california

    it’s simply not a morally defensible life, supporting fascism as I do while I’m there

    it feels dirty

    Comment by happyfeet (461de6) — 12/31/2012 @ 7:21 pm

  8. Speaking of food stamps, I threatened on election day to go on them. Haven’t got around to it yet, but if my situation doesn’t improve I still mean to. If everyone is getting them, and the economy is being ruined for them, then why shouldn’t I at least grab what I can, and what their laws entitle me to? How would leaving that money for someone else improve matters? It’s not like it would go back to the taxpayers from which it was taken; it would just go to someone else. I did my bit to try to stop the disaster, but my fellow voters disagreed. So give me my share of the loot, give me my 0bamaphone and 0bamacare and whatever else is being handed out, I no longer care. And I could use it.

    Comment by Milhouse (15b6fd) — 12/31/2012 @ 7:29 pm

  9. Feets, a morally defensible life may no longer be an option no matter where you live.

    Comment by Milhouse (15b6fd) — 12/31/2012 @ 7:30 pm

  10. Milhouse,

    I’m sorry this has been such a difficult year for you. It can be hard work remaining optimistic during seasons like that. I’ll be hopeful for you that 2013 brings you whatever it is that is needed in your life for peace and contentment.

    Comment by Dana (292dcf) — 12/31/2012 @ 7:38 pm

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    Comment by luan van tong hop (6d0f13) — 12/31/2012 @ 7:39 pm

  12. I thought that too Mr. Milhouse but there are places in our little country what are compellingly American and beautifully so even in these dark days

    with good people what have resisted fascist intrusions

    this canon city colorado place where i decidered to greet 2013 is one I think… but I have a list back in my motel room of lots of others

    Los Angeles is not on it

    Comment by happyfeet (461de6) — 12/31/2012 @ 7:41 pm

  13. Thank you, Dana.

    Comment by Milhouse (15b6fd) — 12/31/2012 @ 8:04 pm

  14. Milhouse:

    You do what you have to do. There is nothing wrong with that.

    Comment by Ag80 (b2c81f) — 12/31/2012 @ 8:12 pm

  15. that new year can’t get here fast enough for LSU

    Comment by happyfeet (461de6) — 12/31/2012 @ 8:18 pm

  16. I just remembered I talked to my nephew person on the phone today and he said his dad, who is also my little brudder, was “getting our venison processed”

    which means my clan is now hunting for foozle

    it used to be just the odd pheasant

    Comment by happyfeet (461de6) — 12/31/2012 @ 8:27 pm

  17. 16- Mr. happy- Venison, very tasty and good for you.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 12/31/2012 @ 8:42 pm

  18. 14- Milhouse- I hope this year rocks for you. Plant a garden if you can.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 12/31/2012 @ 8:50 pm


    that’s a fascinating story about this canon city place

    plus it’s vaguely KOCH BROS related

    Comment by happyfeet (461de6) — 12/31/2012 @ 8:51 pm

  20. venison *is* tasty we ate it growing up in south Texas mostly in chili and sausage form

    Comment by happyfeet (461de6) — 12/31/2012 @ 8:56 pm

  21. Canon City is where “The Duke” made many westerns.
    Many years ago I watched guys base jumping off the gorge bridge.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 12/31/2012 @ 9:01 pm

  22. omg there’s a youtube of a horrifying jumping accident there

    Comment by happyfeet (461de6) — 12/31/2012 @ 9:03 pm


    for reals disturbing

    Comment by happyfeet (461de6) — 12/31/2012 @ 9:06 pm

  24. Colorado is full of free spirits. Some crash and burn.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 12/31/2012 @ 9:09 pm

  25. The newscaster MC girl on WNYW TV – Channel 5 in New York made a reference maybe five minutes ago to “8 million people on this little island.”

    No. All 5 boroughs. Manhattan has about 1 million, a little more residents – I don’t know how many come in on an average weekday, or the most trafficked weekday, but it isn’t everybody even though maybe Manhattan draws from millions more.

    Comment by Sammy Finkelman (0e8c82) — 12/31/2012 @ 9:10 pm

  26. happy new year happyfeet. I envy your travels of our country.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 12/31/2012 @ 9:13 pm

  27. happy new year mr. mg… i’ll be back in la inside of a week


    Comment by happyfeet (ae1213) — 12/31/2012 @ 9:25 pm

  28. “sigh” – my feelings about living in ma.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 12/31/2012 @ 9:30 pm

  29. i could only walk about a fifth of the way out on the bridge … then a truck drove by and the whole thing shook

    then i tried to turn around but my legs wouldn’t work

    i have a heights thing

    i tried hiking skyline drive this morning and couldn’t get past what’s pictured here

    i’ll try again tomorrow morning… everything is snow-dusted now and if i get there early i can at least maybe get up top for the sunrise

    Comment by happyfeet (ae1213) — 12/31/2012 @ 9:33 pm

  30. Flyfishing the Arkansas is closer to the ground and the views looking up probably won’t freeze your legs.
    West of you, on the western slope of the Sangre De Cristo Mnt. Range Locals have a place called Hidden Valley Hot Springs. An old hangout with hot springs that overlook the San Louis Valley. As cool as cool can be.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 12/31/2012 @ 9:57 pm

  31. I will come back

    Comment by happyfeet (ae1213) — 12/31/2012 @ 9:59 pm

  32. We lived in Breckenridge for 20 years. My oldest daughter moved back 4 years ago. Wish I had her smarts.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 12/31/2012 @ 10:01 pm

  33. It’s very good for the soul, this colorado

    Denver maybe not so much but the rest of it

    Comment by happyfeet (ae1213) — 12/31/2012 @ 10:10 pm

  34. Happy New Year from the Central Time Zone 10 minutes late.

    Thank you Pat for being a great host.

    Comment by Ag80 (b2c81f) — 12/31/2012 @ 10:16 pm

  35. Rural Colorado is America at it’s finest.
    My soul was better living in Colorado, that is fact.

    Comment by mg (31009b) — 12/31/2012 @ 10:18 pm

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