Up for Debate: Big stories of 2012

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 11:59pm

What do you think the biggest stories of 2012 were — in national news, local news, sports and entertainment?

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127 Comments on this post:

By: slacker on 1/3/13 at 12:06

Sidney, getting shot in the neck.. should exempt one from serving in the military, and wearing a tie.

By: yogiman on 1/3/13 at 12:22

I agree with you one cutting spending on foreign aide, B2. Why should we support the world financially? We aren't their parents.

But I don't agree on cutting the spending on our military. Barry has commented about his goal to reduce the size of the military. He will then put his "little brown army" in power. Why did Barry create that "army" as his first issue? Isn't how Adolph Hitler took over Germany?

And why is he so strong on gaining gun control? I suggest you read the advice of the nations that have had their weapons taken away from them before they became communist nations with dictators... and that includes Russia.

It has been commented several times this will be Obama's last election for the office. I agree. He doesn't think he will need to be elected in 2016 because he will be in power and won't need an election.

By: yogiman on 1/3/13 at 12:48

You say Bush and Cheney were disastrous, Loner? And Obama isn't; even though he's placed this nation deeper in debt than all presidents combined before him and he's not even a legal president? So how much deeper in debt do you think Barry the usurper should take us and our heirs?

By: dargent7 on 1/3/13 at 12:53

Aloha!
Biggest story?
Obama winning a 2nd term.
Waxed that Romney freak, his Mormon religion he won't talk about, his using the US Presidency as a stepping stone to gain rulership of a galaxy, far, far away...
Closer to home....Gov. Moon Beam, Jerry Brown signed into law 876 laws...a record.
A few gems:
Women who's employer forbids them to breast feed at the office can be arrested and charged with a crime.
(Personally, I wish all women breast fed at work, having a child or not).
BEST: There's now a law outlawing "gay conversion camps".
The plaintiff's lawyer's stated being "gay" isn't a '"ondition" or issue to be cured....
I love California!
ps: anyone have their blood drawn roadside during a DUI Check point against their will?

By: yogiman on 1/3/13 at 12:55

I must agree, budlight.

Loner and "family" seem to be quite capable of remembering anything negative about any subject or person they oppose but none of them can seem to remember what they told me qualified Barack Obama as a natural born citizen. You know, that requirement the Constitution says he needs to become President of the USA.

I'm still anxious for them to remember what they told me before. I just can't come up with a reasonable conclusion.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/3/13 at 1:04

his using the US Presidency as a stepping stone to gain rulership of a galaxy, far, far away...

Priceless!

By: yogiman on 1/3/13 at 1:13

Time will tell, B2, and you've been told; so don't feel like an idiot that got 'screwed' out of their freedom by a Fidel Castro imitator.

By: dargent7 on 1/3/13 at 1:19

When yogi was stopped recently at a TN DUI check point and was asked for blood, he said, "No blood, but here, take all the samples you want from my Wang!"

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/3/13 at 1:35

dargent, bud says you guys are pals in real life.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/3/13 at 3:11

Tat sounds like fighting words Blanket. lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/3/13 at 3:25

She said they have friends in common. :)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/3/13 at 3:45

Boehner holds on as Speaker. And he got choked up and cried about it. Then I suppose he left to go to the tanning bed.

He's still better than Ryan or Cantor.

By: slacker on 1/3/13 at 3:46

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=red+state+update+youtube&mid=D8F2C1B9BD7368A16274D8F2C1B9BD7368A16274&view=detail&FORM=VIRE4

By: slacker on 1/3/13 at 3:48

Sorry wrong video.

By: yogiman on 1/3/13 at 3:56

The Speaker is a matter of opinion, B2, and I don't think Boehner is the man for the job. He's too friendly with Barry on the gold field.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/3/13 at 3:56

Who would you rather have?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/3/13 at 4:16

Private sector employers added 215,000 jobs in December, beating expectations, as construction surged and businesses of nearly all sizes added workers, according to a monthly survey by payroll-processing company ADP.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/01/03/employment-unemployment-claims/1806349/

By: dargent7 on 1/3/13 at 4:20

BN-2
Remember when we all met at Star Bagel 2 years ago?
Cpt. Nemo, House of Pain, yourself, and myself...?
We even had a feed from the farm satellite and took a conference call from Loner...
Everyone was invited. All summer.
Bud, aka, Sidney Ames, never showed.
She did say she knew many of my associates from work.
But, she also says she was going to sue Loner, gD, and myself for slander, sodomy against her fruit trees and vegetable garden, and conduct unbecoming an officer.
Today she's baking some banana nut muffins.....
I'm content to getting a tan in 55 degree CA weather.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/3/13 at 4:21

Well, the sodomy against her fruit trees was pretty low.....

By: budlight on 1/3/13 at 4:38

slacker on 1/3/13 at 12:06
Sidney, getting shot in the neck.. should exempt one from serving in the military, and wearing a tie.

Very funny! Seriously I mean funny. The doctor who treated him said his head should have been blown off, but he was blessed. Then in 97 he fell 22' and lived to tell it. Then he tried to avoid hitting some idiot (preacher's son) and when he swerved he hit a ditch with concrete pillars (or something) and rolled his beloved 66 Bronco (no air bags and lap only seat belt) but lived to tell it. He's one blessed man. And a double blessing is "he's got me for a wife".

D7, Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I was at the Star Bagel - you just didn't see me. LOL

And when I say I'm gonna sue you, I'm kidding.

Blanket, the private sector always adds part time Christmas employees in December. It's a seasonal thing and many of them lose those jobs by February the following year.

By: yogiman on 1/3/13 at 4:54

I have no particular pick, B2. Really, can you tell any difference in any of them? I can't. They all act superior.

By: dargent7 on 1/3/13 at 5:41

Well, Bud, if you WERE there, you'd know Cpt. Nemo is very handsome in a ruggard sort of way, (the late ) House is adorned with prison tats, I'm quite young and good looking, well young, and Nazi-2 has a pair of hooters that Hooter's girls would die for.
Is that the group you actually saw or just dreamed about?

By: Captain Nemo on 1/3/13 at 6:21

WOW!

By: Captain Nemo on 1/3/13 at 6:24

Rasputin made an offer to meet with Blanket and me but ran like a coward when we agreed to meet with me..

By: Rasputin72 on 1/3/13 at 6:37

NEMO......Just for the record I recanted because If you play with shit you will get shit on your hands.

I consider you shit.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/3/13 at 6:58

For the record, old boy you are a coward and full of it.

By: budlight on 1/3/13 at 9:30

D7, do you really take me seriously? No I was not there. But for the record, my friend who lives downtown says you're handsome and yet she can't understand some of your rants (in the past). She had not seen that side of you.

I'm sure that the nazi and house are all that. I quite frankly was never all that enthralled with what you refer to as Hooters. I'm rather happy to be one of the less endowed girls. LOL Have to be happy or else resort to silicone which I would not do. I was, however, watching an episode of 48 Hours where a 38DD was stabbed in the chest and her Double D's saved her life. Had to be reinserted however she said it was worth it.

And Raspy, stop stooping down to the Nem"roid" level. Don't let that roid get you to cussing. You're too good for that.

Wow! I thought 2013 was going to be a nicer year.

Switzerland has had a shooting.