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Posted on 12/28/2012 10:57:59 AM PST by jazusamo
WASHINGTON It's "Auld Lang Syne" time again. Robert Burns is credited with "collecting" the lyrics for the old Scottish drinking and dancing ballad that's become a traditional part of New Year's festivities. The most memorable verses "should old acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind" and the chorus, "for auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we'll take a cup o' kindness yet for auld lang syne" are often described as reminders of "the good old times" amid new beginnings. That's a tough task this year. Saying goodbye to 2012 won't be hard. But looking forward with hope for a better year in 2013 is a real challenge.
Peering into a chasm from the edge of the "fiscal cliff" isn't the way most of us wanted to end the first dozen years of the 21st century. We all know it's the nature of government to grow in size, power and expense. But how many of us really expected that the fools in Washington would drown our progeny in a sea of deficits, debt and ever-higher taxes? Nobody I know expected the Internal Revenue Service to become the dominant fixture in our lives.
As 2012 began, did anyone anticipate it would become "The Year of the Cover-up"? Who believed the year would end with more emphasis on banning personally owned firearms than deterring our adversaries from acquiring nuclear weapons? Did anyone anticipate that our constitutionally protected freedoms would fall under the purview of the United Nations? A year ago, who among us expected we still would face the prospect of prolonged global recession, radical Islamic chaos in the Middle East, and endless genocide in Syria?
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Happy New Year jaz. May it be kind to you and yours, and all Freepers.
And back atcha, Uncle, good to see you.
Tis been a while Jaz. I’m still around a bit.
Thanks for that jaz, and have a safe, and HAPPY NEW YEAR, and that goes out to all our FReepin’ FRiends as well.
We will be asleep by 8:30 PM as usual. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Thanks, my FRiend. Won’t be in bed that early but doubt I’ll make it till midnight:)
Thank you for all the pings, jazusamo, Ollie and other things as well. Happy New Year to you and your family, and may God bless you all with health and prosperity in 2013.
Happy New Year Jazusamo. We are going to have a battle royal on our hands in 2013.
Thank you much, TOL.
A Blessed New Year to you and yours s well.
Thank you, Katiedidit1.
I fear you’re correct about the coming year but believe we’re up to it. :)
Wishing you and yours a Great New Year.