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The Year In Review

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Is it possible to have a happy new year with out reviewing the last one first? I don’t think so.

The year 2003 was the 500th birthday of alleged ‘profit’ Nostradamus. Leave it to a French man to spend half a millennia saying,”I told you so,” every time a war breaks out.

It was also the 40th anniversary of the shooting of JFK. Some conspiracy theorist claim that a big oil man from Texas who stole an election to rise to power was responsible for the murder (i.e. Lyndon Johnson). I say it’s apropos for the Democrats to assassinate their own (i.e. the 2004 Democratic nomination race). So the theorists might be onto something.

SARS, Monkey Pox, the flu and Mad Cow claimed more headlines than ever before. Bringing home the motto: If it sneezed - it leads.

Mr. Rogers died and the grave of Dr. Suess was trampled and spit upon by Mike Myers.

Strom Thurmond's illegitimate half black daughter came out at a press conference, making all of us that LOVE public figure hypocrisy - very happy!

Rev. V. Gene Robinson, who is openly gay, was made bishop of New Hampshire. The Massachusetts Supreme Court, paved the way for gay marriages in that state and Queer Eye for the Straight Guy rocked reality programming. All proving that when it comes to civil rights in 2003 - gay was the new black.

As for me personally; 2003 was the year I was invited to be the token humorist on Watchblog. This messenger is looking foward to bringing levity to 2004.

Happy New Year!!!

Posted by at January 4, 2004 2:26 AM