Disasters and triumphs of 2010
Disaster #1:  BP and the Gulf oil spill.  Taking a look back at what happened in 2010, it would be hard to not see this one on top as the biggest disaster story of the year.  Not that it cause the most damage because it didn’t.  The reason BP/GOS is number 1 for me is;  a) all the damage it caused socially and politically, and,  b) all the political damage that was somehow dodged by Obama-rama.  This guy is a slippery as that seagull or stork or penguin or whatever the heck it was that got so much air time on television.  Here’s the picture:

The slippery as Obama-rama, elusive Gulf oil spill bird

Obama’s response time to this potential ecological armageddon was almost as speedy as George Burns would be in the 100 yard dash but somehow he escaped political assassination.  Maybe it’s because all of the media was busy down worshipping at the Obama-rama shrine or something equally nauseating but you can bet your sweet arse that if the BP thing had happened on George W’s watch they would have crucified the guy.

The sacrificial lamb for this disaster turned out to be Tony Hayward, BP’s CEO, who made perhaps the biggest gaffe of the entire year during an interview on the Today Show.  Oops!

Disaster #2:  Mother Nature strikes back.  Earthquakes, heat waves, floods, volcanoes, typhoons, tornados, blizzards, landslides and droughts ran rampant all over the world throughout 2010, the Chinese year of the tiger.  The death toll in Haiti alone stands at 217,000 and is expected to rise to 300,000 or more.  More human deaths were tallied up by the wrath of Mother Earth’s tiger this year than have been killed in terrorist attacks in the past 40 years . . . combined! 

The rain and snowfall in California have caused authorities in the “Golden State” to pay close and nervous attention to public safety.  The heavy rains over the past couple of weeks have caused major concerns concentrated for mudslides and flooding.  Cali is broke and doesn’t have the resources to deal with much of this so expect big brother to step in to save California’s worldly butt.

Constitution? What Constitution?

It’s hard to ignore the fact that this earth is experiencing some serious changes.  Widespread natural disasters, extreme weather patterns, famine, economic uncertainty, social unrest, corporate fraud, government scandal and political manipulation have all contributed to arguably the most unstable, restless, contentious and potentially volatile period of time the world has ever seen.  Politicians are ignoring both the voice of the people they have sworn to represent and the Constitution they have sworn to uphold.  Amplified by the prolific advances of technology and the speed that information spreads and the disturbance to nature’s balance is staggering.  It almost seems like the earth is trying to purge itself of some poisonous and ominous curse.  The reality of our situation is impossible to ignore and nearly impossible to believe, all at the same time. 

But it isn’t as if we haven’t known this was all going to happen.  There a number of people throughout history that have seen the future and tried to warn us.  Edgar Cayce, Nostradamus, Galileo, the Mayans, Native Americans, Biblical prophets and many more have all rather correctly prophesized future events.  Mankind has been in a freefall ever since Eve took that bite from the apple and we’ve taken God’s Creation down right along with us.  In Romans, the Apostle Paul tells us that Creation would be delivered from the curse at the end of the age and that the intensity and frequency of Creation’s pains would increase as the end draws near.  There will be no turning back, no “fixing” of these disasters and phenomenon and it will not be the hand of man with the mend.  These kinds of things will only prevail intensify until the final days.

Disaster #3 thru infinity:  Naivete, corruption, elitism, scandal and incompetence in Washington, D.C.  Economic disaster was passed this year in the form of several pieces of progressive legislation but the single largest economic abomination Obamacare which was pushed through with few, if any, of our elected Representatives or Senators reading it.  With the passage of Obamacare, 1/6 of the American economy will be controlled by the feds and the IRS will be its Seargent of the Guard.  Speaker Nancy “I ride to work in a C17” Pelosi even said as much stating something to the effect that “We will find out what the bill says when it is passed.”  Just as a reminder, here it is again:

Charlie Rangel was censured for his abuses, General Stanley McChrystal was relieved of duty after strongly criticizing Administration policies and officials in a Rolling Stones profile and former Senator and Democrat vice presidential candidate, John Edwards, admitted to being the father of an illegitimate child and by year‘s end he would see the loyal wife he cheated on, die of cancer.  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange proved that one man and a keyboard could make dozens of  many powerful world leaders cringe all at once?  He also created serious freedom of speech and information issues with the release of so much sensitive classified information.  In November unemployment rose and as it went up, the hopes of our sluggish economy picking up steam anytime soon went down. Despite promises by President Obama that his stimulus package would soon get unemployment down to a still too high 8.00%, it is rising and worst of all, it comes during the holiday season, when employment usually ticks up, and unemployment ticks down. But although November was particularly bad, unemployment ruled the headlines and the economy throughout the year and has placed millions into dire straits and highlights deeper troubles within the economy.  The Arizona Immigration Bill just enforced federal law yet the Obama Administration and liberal illegal immigration advocates called it unconstitutional and subsequently took Arizona to court over the state’s new law.  The Obama-rama Admin’s handling of the proposed Ground Zero Mosque certainly was naive and reeks of anti-Americanism.  Whether or not anyone has the right to build a mosque in the immediate area surrounding ground zero of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was never the question. But whether or not it is appropriate, is the question.  There’s more but there was also some good stuff that happened in 2010.  Let’s get to it, I’m depressed enough already.

Triumph #1:  Hallelujah and pass the cornbread!  The Tea Party comes to the rescue in the mid-term elections.  Just two years ago, progressive commenators and pundits claimed the G.O.P was following the way of the Whigs into the grave.  But, boosted by Tea Party activists and candidates in what proved to be an electoral tidal wave of historic proportions, Republicans won a remarkable 691 state legislative seats, shattering the old record which was held by Democrats in the post Watergate election of 1974, when they picked up 629 seats.  Now all we have to do is keep an eye on this batch of politicians, they ARE in Washington, D.C. you know . . .

Triumph #2:  Pamela Geller.  Pam is a lioness of freedom, Americanism, Judaism, defender of Israel and America, seeker and speaker of the truth.  Nearly single-handedly, she has fought against the Obama Marxist agenda, defended Israel against anti-Zionist diplomacy, fought to prevent the Ground Zero Mosque, published an incredibly insightful book titled “The Post American Presidency”, published story after story about Muslim “honor killings” – some that have even taken place here in the USA.  Pam has even fought to defend women in this country who have been threatened by “honor killing”.  Through her website and blog which is Pamela is an extraordinary and stunning example of the power of our Constitution’s 1st Amendment.  Go Pam!

Triumph #3:  New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl.  Let’s not forget how much the Saints’ victory in February’s Super Bowl meant to the people of New Orleans who were still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. The Superdome, center of all that went wrong when Katrina hit, was now the home of quarterback Drew Brees and the “Who-Dat” Saints. The football fan of the “Ain’ts” had suffered through 42 abismal seasons, including the days when fans wore bags over their heads. But the Saints brought the first Super Bowl title home to the French Quarter with a 31-17 upset win over the Colts.

Triumph #4:  Jackie Evancho.  This 10 year old phenom caught the attention and the hearts of America with her performances on “America’s Got Talent” and, if Jackie is any indication at all, America does indeed have talent.  This is her final performance on the show, a duet with Sarah Brightman.

So what do you think?  What did I miss?  What were 2010’s Disasters and Triumphs?

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