They say good things come to those who wait so does that apply to our ailing economy? I was pretty much on the money with my predictions for 2010. Well, 2010 has come and gone and now just around the corner is 2011. There's a lot coming up in the political arena because of the upcoming 2012 Presidential election. This will definitely be survival of the fittest. There are a lot of Presidential hopefuls and prospects but exactly who. I'm saying there's a lot about Sarah Palin, her books, reality show and just being everywhere. She was the speaker at the National Tea Party Convention earlier this year.
Many people feel Obama's a one-term President especially after some of his decisions lately. Fellow Democrats feel he's hasn't remained true to the party by making compromises such as agreeing to the Bush Era tax cuts for the wealthy as long as Republicans agreed to extending unemployment benefits for those Americans who are still out of work.
The party lines are so blurred lately, there is so many diversions from the two main party system. There is the National Tea Party, who is a liberal Republican, a conservative Democrat-you get the idea, right. One could go on and on with these afflilations and so does the playground pissing contest and rivalries between the Republicans and Democrats.
I would exactly call these predictions so much but observations of what I have witnessed as of late and what may possibly be. The Republicans have what they back as their hopeful and candidate for the presidency, as well as the Democrats. By the time the primaries are held in each state, many candidates are weeded out for lack of votes and support. The two main primaries, New Hampshire and Iowa seem to define what will be for the rest of the election.
I see the Republicans backing Sarah Palin, Rick Santorium and Michael Steele. They have even thrown around New Jersey governor, Chris Christie's name and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as possibilities. So far, they have shown no interest in running. As far as Democrats, I don't see President Obama getting reelected. Hilary Clinton was in the running for 2008 maybe she can do it again in 2012.
There is one wrong that has be made right, the passing of the Zadroga Bill. It's a slap in the face of the first responders who have died and those who are now suffering from ailments as a result of their time spent working at Ground Zero. They were exposed to carcinogens and toxins which resulted in the men and women contracting cancers. lung diseases and other illnesses. This should be a bipartisan issue, not a Democrat or Republican one.
2010 was a very good year for me. I was knocking down obstacles left and right for awhile during that timespan. In fact, 2010 was setting up 2011 to be an even better year. While it definitely wasn't as awesome as I'd hoped it would be, 2011 could have been a lot worse. The beginning of the year was decent. January found me visiting New Orleans (which is always fun) and finally getting around to completing a couple of major tasks at work. … more
Not a bad year at all. It was actually a better year for me than 2010. Movie-wise, the year was a little lacking, and I reviewed less, and saw less. But 2011 brought new friendships, made me ponder a lot of things and I learned more about myself. It was fun getting to visit Asia again in 2011 (despite it was more business) but I do hope to a better 2012! 2 days Before Dec. 21, 2012 (the supposed end times predicted by some folks), I will tell all the women I had a crush … more
A pretty productive year for me- I got a degree, married, my driver's license and a car. I'm incredibly excited to end it in Puerto Rico and start the new year there as well. Looking back, this year was full of ups and downs, gains and losses, and new life lessons. Grateful for the past and looking forward to the future, I can't wait to see what 2012 brings. Happy New Year!
A very volatile year with many natural disasters with the Japanese tsunami one of the saddest. Other than there, there is the earthquakes in Christchurch, floods in Thailand and Philippines. Some famous people passed away (Taylor and Jobs) and the European crisis still unresolved. Generally quite an uneventful year for me but peace is all that anyone can ask for these days! I'm not looking forward to 2012 at all since there had been many adverse predictions!
2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday. In the Gregorian calendar, it will be the 2011th year of the Common Era or the Anno Domini designation; the 11th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century; and the 2nd of the 2010s decade.
The United Nations has designated 2011 the International Year of Forests and International Year of Chemistry.