Post your political New Years resolutions here

This is mine:

To not let the bastards steal another ounce of my passion for the fight for progressive change.

What are yours? 

11 Responses to “Post your political New Years resolutions here”

  1. richl Says:

    To keep in mind that politicians are neither more nor less than businessmen. As such their main concern is to line their pockets in whatever manner they feel they can get away with.

  2. stumpy Says:

    To try my best to buy things from a local merchant and not from large corporations and to seek out locally grown or produced items.

  3. Chuck Says:

    One time when I was doing research in Borneo, I rowed out to a small island not too far off the coast. there I discovered some dwarf elephants, not much bigger than a Shetland Pony. (I wouldn’t want one of them to step on my foot though.) At another time, I was doing research off the west coast of Mexico and went out to a small uninhabited island and found a small herd of pygmy donkeys.

    The point of the story? All the presidential, and most of the congressional delegates on both sides are stunted. So again we are left with choosing the least bad, not the best.

    That wasn’t a resolution was it? Well, crap, I try.

  4. alwayshope Says:

    I resolve to create a charitable organization, LGCAT (Let’s Get Chuck A Therapist).
    Any donations?

  5. Chuck Says:

    I don’t need no stinkin’ therapist. I need a good government! All That therapist will do is try to get me to accept the status quo. Orwell’s “1984″ all over again. Or maybe Huxley’s “Brave New World”; brainwash, brainwash, brainwash.

  6. Chuck Says:

    I sounded a bit disgruntled there didn’t I? Well I don’t remember ever being very gruntled in the past 75 or a hundred years.

    Does that (I mean the former ones,) count as a rant?

    O.K. Back to the Maggie type thoughts.

  7. Chuck Says:

    O.K. here’s my resolution: I will finish reading Naomi Klein’s “The Shock Doctrine”. and Chalmers Johnson’s “Blowback”, “The Sorrows Of Empire”, and “nemesis” books. I’ve been working on all four, But I can only get a few paragraphs or pages into each one before I get so mad I have to put them down for a day or so.

    I should stop reading this stuff I guess so I can get gruntled again.

  8. alwayshope Says:


    I went to town for groceries yesterday when I realized that the “dusting” they had predicted was a freakin’, freezing blizzard! When I drove past my neighbor, who has several miniature ponies, I could swear I saw Chuck out in the barn lot! I honked and waved and just before he went out of sight……I think he flipped me the bird. What could I possibly have done to make him do that?
    Now that I think about though……. he could have given me the peace sign but it would have looked wrong since he lost that finger to frostbite in the Himalayas while researching sightings of mysterious, midget yetis.
    Yeah, I’ll bet that’s it.

    Peace, Chuck!

  9. Chuck Says:

    I would never flip you the bird!

  10. Chuck Says:

    Remind me to tell you sometime about the young woman I brought home to my cold-water flat one Christmas eve eve. This was in the ’30’s when I was still in my 20’s.

  11. Larkrise Says:

    I resolve to keep close watch on all of the policy statements these Democratic candidates make in the next few months. How often will they contradict themselves? Are their plans specific? And, who are there biggest campaign contributors.? We all need to watch that. Let’s confront them about it, by emailing their websites and demanding answers. Like Goethe’s Faust, have they sold their soul to the Devil?

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