A great deal has happened this past year. Forgive my pessimism but I feel most of it was bad. Here are just a few things that I wanted to share – and of course add my own snarky comments.
One thing to be grateful for – 365 days left in Obama’s presidency
Assuming there is no civil war or word wide economic crash – Most promising jobs of 2016 https://www.glassdoor.com/Best-Jobs-in-America-LST_KQ0,20.htm
Why isn’t this person in Jail?? – March 2 – The New York Times reports that, during her time as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton was using her personal email for official business. House Republicans were aware of the email account in 2014.
I support Israel – March 18 – Benjamin Netanyahu is re-elected prime minister of Israel.
Man made disaster, and they are not done yet – April 1 – California Governor Jerry Brown imposes mandatory water restrictions as the state’s historic drought continues to worsen, reducing water use by 25 percent.
Why I’m a Prepper, reason #8 – April 25 – A 7.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Nepal, near Kathmandu, killing more than 8,000 people and injuring 17,866. Just weeks later on May 12 a second 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes the country.
But it’s not over #ZombieApocalypse – May 9 – The World Health Organization declares the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia over, after more than a year.
New reality TV show: White, Delusional, Democrat is the New Black – June 16 – Rachel Dolezal, recently resigned head of the local NAACP in Spokane, Washington, states during an interview on the Today show that she identifies as black. This is in response to the claim that Dolezal has been misrepresenting herself as black for years; even her own parents have said she’s not African American or biracial.
Treason, by any other name – July 14 – A deal is reached to substantially limit Iran’s nuclear weapons program. In exchange, various international sanctions on Iran will be loosened.
July 20 – Cuba and the United States officially re-establish diplomatic relations after 54 years.
We’re not paying any attention to that “Constitution” thingy – June 25 – The Supreme Court rules 6-3 in favor of upholding all of the Obamacare subsidies for low-income Americans trying to purchase insurance.
And… June 26 – The Supreme Court rules 5-4 in favor of same sex marriage, making it legal in all 50 states.
The media “reports” on the AK-47 and 30 round clips – July 16 – In Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mohammed Abdulazeez opens fire on a military recruitment center followed by a naval reserve facility seven miles away. Five people are killed, and Abdulazeez is shot and killed in a gunfight with police.
Defund the EPA. ‘nuff said! – August 5 – The Animas River in Colorado turns orange after millions of gallons of contaminated water poured out of an abandoned mine. The accident occurs when EPA officials try to safely pump and treat the toxic water.
Why I’m a Prepper, reason #10 – October 23 – Hurricane Patricia, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded, makes landfall as a Category 5 storm over southwestern Mexico. (No one noticed because they had all moved North…)
I’m sure this piece of paper, government intervention, and higher taxes will fix it – December 12 – A landmark climate change agreement is approved in Paris at the 21st Conference of Parties, or COP21.
They will be missed….
Wes Craven – August 30
Dean Jones – September 1
B.B. King – May 14
Christopher Lee – June 7
George “Meadowlark” Lemon – December 27
Jayne Meadows – April 26
Moses Malone – September 13
Leonard Nimoy – February 27
Dick van Patten – June 23
Sir Terry Pratchett – March 12
Dusty Rhodes – June 11
Wayne Rogers – December 31
Omar Sharif – July 10
Fred Thompson – November 1