Thursday, January 1, 2009

2008: Good Riddance, You Rat

Year In Review

It may have had its ups and downs, but 2008 was anything but dull.

We saw an historic primary race between Senators Clinton and Obama, and the election of our first African American president. Governor Sarah Palin captivated fans and foes alike, and Tina Fey's impersonation put SNL back on the map.

Michael Phelps made Olympic history, and T. Boone Pickens told us the answer to our energy crisis was blowing in the windmills.

There were the epic falls from grace: John Edwards, Eliot Spitzer, Rod Blagojevich.

The credit crunch and mortgage meltdown dominated headlines as the nation slipped into a recession.

We endured a seventh year of war as things got better in Iraq and worse in Afghanistan.

We said goodbye to Charlton Heston, Jesse Helms, Tim Russert and Tony Snow, among others.

2008 was designated as:

International Year of the Potato.
International Year of Sanitation.
International Year of the Frog.
International Year of Planet Earth.
International Year of Languages.
The Year of the Rat (by the Chinese calendar)

In a 'Bad' Year, the Good News of Our Time


DaBlade said...

"some of its magic, some of its tragic, but I had a good (year) all the way"...

A little Jimmy Buffett wisdom there for ya. Happy New Year RK!

Critical Thinker said...

interesting year indeed. Happy New Year everybody.

robert verdi said...

We lost an election, but we and the Iraqi's did win a War, so there are some good things.

RightKlik said...

Personally, for me, not really a bad year at all. For the country...terrible. I am glad to see things going much better in Iraq.

Synova said...

I'm pretty sure that the "Rat" isn't over until the Chinese New Year. ;-)