Open thread: New Year’s Eve!

posted at 7:30 pm on December 31, 2007 by Allahpundit

I’m around but busy with non-blog work, so if you’re snowed in or just too beta a beta male to scare up last-minute plans, feel free to sound off about resolutions, TV recommendations, whatever. The Fox News NYE special starts at 11 ET. Will Megyn Kelly follow her “all miniskirts, all the time” rule even in the chill of Times Square? Keep hope alive, my friends.

The last Des Moines Register poll is due out sometime this evening; check in if you’re eager for the CW going into Thursday. In the meantime, for your drunken amusement: Netdisaster. I recommend this configuration. Or, if you want something a little meatier, spend five minutes on this. Obeying the dictates of Shia Islam’s supreme religious authority versus keeping your graft gravy train running? Perhaps we and the Iranians aren’t so different after all.


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Let’s talk about Fred.

tommylotto on December 31, 2007 at 7:32 PM

Zzzzz…..huh? Wha? It’s almost 2008? Where have I been all this time?!

Insomniac on December 31, 2007 at 7:34 PM

Let me be the third commenter on this thead to say, Happy New Year!

Vincenzo on December 31, 2007 at 7:36 PM

How many real NYers are in Times Square on New Years Eve anyway…not me, that’s for sure!

Anyone pull a “Rep. Shays” this year warning people not to go?

In any event, HAPPY NEW YEAR! HotAir, bloggers, and commenters, and readers! May the New Year bring us a revived Fred Thompson campaign, so we may then again be that shining star on the hill…

JetBoy on December 31, 2007 at 7:37 PM

HaPPy NeW YeaR to ALL!!!

Can’t wait ’til 2009 gets here.. so we can get 2008 and all the intrigue over with. but then it could get kind of boring too ..

Party On!!!

normsrevenge on December 31, 2007 at 7:37 PM

new years is the dumbest ass holiday of all

Dirthead on December 31, 2007 at 7:38 PM

Best wishes to all my fellow infidels!

oh and one more thing,

Fred!

infidel on December 31, 2007 at 7:39 PM

Happy New Year, all.

My plans? Sit at home, drink a nice glass of wine and watch Wrath of Khan while waiting for the foot of snow coming tomorrow evening.

Ah, well…gives me more chances to play with my new snowblower.

Slublog on December 31, 2007 at 7:39 PM

Did you hear? The Ball in Times Square is gonna be eco-friendly this year! To anyone watching the ball on TV, get ready for a side of smugness with a few dashes of “making awareness” with your champagne buzz!

Bad Candy on December 31, 2007 at 7:41 PM

Hey 2007. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. Best wishes to all in ’08.

Guardian on December 31, 2007 at 7:42 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!

DfDeportation on December 31, 2007 at 7:43 PM

I do want to wish my fellow Hot Air readers and the bloggers a Happy New Year. We’re about to go out and have some fun (no drinking, though, not with kids that wake up at 5am). Tomorrow starts a new year and a renewed effort to declutter and redecorate our house!

Oh, and I heart Fred! : )

the goddess anna on December 31, 2007 at 7:44 PM

When does the 2012 campaign start?

Happy New Year!

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on December 31, 2007 at 7:46 PM

Here in DC, there would be at least a few places for someone who’s not in anybody’s Green Book to go. I need at least one excuse to go black tie each year. So me and my gal are going Latin dancing at “the club at the end of the street.” (That’s from an Elton John song, and it’s also true.) My resolutions are to finish school, learn Tagalog (as my gal is, well, you know), and re-learn guitar.

Oh, and I also want to register for MM’s combox. Not that I don’t feel the love here, folks.

manwithblackhat on December 31, 2007 at 7:48 PM

Dude.

And a propsperous 2008 to all!

Kid from Brooklyn on December 31, 2007 at 7:51 PM

Happy 2008!

Ex-tex on December 31, 2007 at 7:51 PM

Happy New Year to all of my fellow Hot Air commenters! May you find happiness, success and good health in 2008.

amerpundit on December 31, 2007 at 7:58 PM

May 2008 be a very happy year for all, especially in November.

IrishEyes on December 31, 2007 at 8:00 PM

Pretty cool technology.

amerpundit on December 31, 2007 at 8:01 PM

manwithblackhat on December 31, 2007 at 7:48 PM

Learning Tagalog is cool, but if you RLY want to impress your Pinay, eat the Balut tomorrow. ;)

Happy New Year!

Kid from Brooklyn on December 31, 2007 at 8:04 PM

No resolutions here this year…after a year where three family members (including me) were diagnosed with cancer, all I want for ’08 is a year where we all enjoy good cancer-kicking health.

Oh…I want that for all of you too, naturally.

:)

Bob's Kid on December 31, 2007 at 8:05 PM

Happy New Year everyone.

katieanne on December 31, 2007 at 8:07 PM

Bob’s Kid on December 31, 2007 at 8:05 PM

Best of luck in 2008 for both you and your family.

amerpundit on December 31, 2007 at 8:10 PM

(no drinking, though, not with kids that wake up at 5am)

Hell, I’m drinking and I wake up at 5am. Barring a global financial meltdown, I’ll be officially retired in 365 days. Maybe I’ll sleep in next New Year’s Day.

RedWinged Blackbird on December 31, 2007 at 8:10 PM

Have a fun and safe one, all!

askheaves on December 31, 2007 at 8:11 PM

As Earthakins gather to celebrate a totally contrived, nonsensical point in time, let us remember what really matters. FRED THOMPSON. Deal.

P.S. Earthakins is a trademarked term. For use please send $10 to Fred Thompson at Fred08.com. Many thanks.

VolMagic on December 31, 2007 at 8:11 PM

Best wishes in the new year everyone.

geckomon on December 31, 2007 at 8:16 PM

Oh, sh*t! Next year is a leap year. Oh well, I spend day no. 366 drinking on the job. What are they gonna do, fire me?

RedWinged Blackbird on December 31, 2007 at 8:18 PM

Happy New Year

Go Fred!!! It’s a time for miracles.

sunny on December 31, 2007 at 8:19 PM

Way ahead of y’all.

Reaps on December 31, 2007 at 8:20 PM

Happy New Year All :)

trailortrash on December 31, 2007 at 8:20 PM

Wrath of Khan?

Slu…

Well, I guess I can’t talk. Wine, writing Christmas cards, and watching … Veronica Mars, probably.

Anwyn on December 31, 2007 at 8:23 PM

Or else Firefly. :)

Anwyn on December 31, 2007 at 8:24 PM

Firefly FTW!

Bad Candy on December 31, 2007 at 8:26 PM

new years is the dumbest ass holiday of all

Dirthead on December 31, 2007 at 7:38 PM

I didn’t know there were any other ass holidays. My ass has totally been missing out!!! I wish it would take a few days off….

aero on December 31, 2007 at 8:27 PM

New Year’s Eve in New York. The only place to be.

RobCon on December 31, 2007 at 8:28 PM

Super Happy New Year to all who cruise the political
waters on the U.S.S. Hot Air,to all my American friends
from north of the border,Happy New Year.

And if you want some variety,there are some Guy Lombardo New Years eve video’s on You Tube!

canopfor on December 31, 2007 at 8:30 PM

Happy New Year Everyone! Thanks to Allah,Bryan & Michelle and company, this is a great site!

from commonsensehoosier/tim zank

Tim Zank on December 31, 2007 at 8:34 PM

Kid from Brooklyn on December 31, 2007 at 8:04 PM

Balut? Ah, ganon!

manwithblackhat on December 31, 2007 at 8:37 PM

Happy New Year. Now goodnight!

rmgraha on December 31, 2007 at 8:41 PM

Happy Election Year AP.

zane on December 31, 2007 at 8:50 PM

Hey, don’t we have a Presidential election in 2008? We ought to start hearing something from potential candidates soon.

James on December 31, 2007 at 8:51 PM

Happy New Year, everyone. Hope your 2008 is the best ever.

Farmer_Joe on December 31, 2007 at 8:52 PM

I can’t believe I’m sick! Bummer. Watching some football. Mostly I’m wondering when the next Wii shipment hit’s my local Best Buy/Circuit City/Wal-Mart/Gamestop. Was Wii bowlng at Christmas and it was a blast! Now I gotta have one :-)

Ordinary1 on December 31, 2007 at 8:53 PM

Happy New Year AP and everybody. May God Bless You All Abundantly in 2008!!!

Ordinary1 on December 31, 2007 at 8:54 PM

Kid from Brooklyn on December 31, 2007 at 7:51 PM

I was going to post the EXACT same one!! m
Great minds….

Happy New Year all.

Thanks Michelle, Bryan, Allah, Robert for doing such a great job in keeping us informed and entertained. Happy 2008.

Canadian Infidel on December 31, 2007 at 8:54 PM

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year)
About 8 hours to go till midnight. All the best to all at Hot Air.
Once the caucus happens and the herd thins out, 2008 should be great!

Kini on December 31, 2007 at 8:57 PM

Fred!

infidel on December 31, 2007 at 9:04 PM

Happy New Year All!!

xplodeit on December 31, 2007 at 9:05 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL THE WONDERFUL HOT AIRHEADS

AND A HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS 2008 TO ALL

Always Right on December 31, 2007 at 9:05 PM

Happy New Year to all HotHeads, FredHeads, and iPhone-lusting FredHead-busting bloggers.

Oh, and ImFerFred!

MadisonConservative on December 31, 2007 at 9:06 PM

Fred!

♥Fred♥

RedWinged Blackbird on December 31, 2007 at 9:10 PM

Have a happy New Year everyone!

terryannonline on December 31, 2007 at 9:24 PM

EVERYONE @ HA HAVE AN EXTRAORDINARY ’08.

Those of us with our health….be thankful.

Those of us without good health….keep positive, we’ll keep YOU in our thoughts.

mustang1 on December 31, 2007 at 9:32 PM

Happy New Year to all!

flyboy777 on December 31, 2007 at 9:32 PM

I plan on getting drunk so please except my apologies in advance if I hit on your ol’ ladies.

TheSitRep on December 31, 2007 at 9:36 PM

Wesolego Nowego Roku (Happy New Year) to all the crew and commentators of Hot Air.

THE WONDERFUL HOT AIRHEADS

I like that. Move over Deadheads and Parrotheads, and make way for the HOT AIRHEADS!

OK, back to the football game.

Bigfoot on December 31, 2007 at 9:36 PM

Bob’s Kid on December 31, 2007 at 8:05 PM

Have a happy and very healthy 2008. Wishing your family the best.

dedalus on December 31, 2007 at 9:36 PM

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

See ya next year, peeps!

Ugly on December 31, 2007 at 9:41 PM

Want to get this comment in before I get too sloshed. 2007 was a good year, got a new home, got signed up to comment on my favorite site, and had a real good year professionally. I look forward to 2008 on Hot Air and all of you guys and your take on election year goofy stuff.

Many thanks to our hosts and Happy New Year to all of you.

May you enjoy Gods blessing in 2008!

conservnut on December 31, 2007 at 9:43 PM

I’m around but busy with non-blog work

Don’t work too hard, relax a little. And thanks for 2007.

Happy New Year to all!

Zorro on December 31, 2007 at 9:45 PM

Heppy New Year Years all…And yes…ImFerFred…..Peace…Out…. ;)

doriangrey on December 31, 2007 at 9:46 PM

Good night & Happy New Year. I’m going to bed because I intend to watch the sunrise from the most climbed mountain in the Western Hemisphere.

Bryan, see you on Feb 3rd :)

fluffy on December 31, 2007 at 9:47 PM

Bryan, see you on Feb 3rd :)

fluffy on December 31, 2007 at 9:47 PM

Somebody found the kool-aid.

infidel on December 31, 2007 at 9:50 PM

Megyn Kelly is wearing enough make up to choke a moose.

Zorro on December 31, 2007 at 9:55 PM

Will Megyn Kelly follow her “all miniskirts, all the time” rule even in the chill of Times Square? Keep hope alive, my friends.

Sadly no AP. Coat and scarf. Color me dissapointed.

conservnut on December 31, 2007 at 9:56 PM

I’m merely posting “Happy New Year” to keep this thread’s comment count higher than the Huckabee thread. At first I was going to link to the Huckabee thread, but decided against it.

But just so you know what I WOULD have linked to had I decided to, this is what it would look like.

wccawa on December 31, 2007 at 9:56 PM

Heppy New Year Years all…And yes…ImFerFred…..Peace…Out…. ;)

doriangrey on December 31, 2007 at 9:46 PM

Heppy New Year to you too buddy, and Ditto on the Fred!

conservnut on December 31, 2007 at 9:58 PM

I must also add that I am not too keen on the process that goes into wishing everyone Happy New Year, but I think I would make an excellent “Happy New Year” wisher. And so on.

And so, I bid you a very “Happy New Year!”

wccawa on December 31, 2007 at 10:03 PM

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

And a realist goes to bed early, confident that January 1st will not be significantly different from December 31st.

RedWinged Blackbird on December 31, 2007 at 10:05 PM

Megyn Kelly’s going to be down the street from you in a mini skirt and you’re working? Wow….

TheBigOldDog on December 31, 2007 at 10:05 PM

Register Poll:

Obama 32%, Clinton 25%, Edwards 24%

Huckabee 32%, Romney 26%, McCain 13%

amerpundit on December 31, 2007 at 10:10 PM

Fred: 9%
Paul: 9%
Giuliani: 5%

amerpundit on December 31, 2007 at 10:13 PM

Did you hear? The Ball in Times Square is gonna be eco-friendly this year!

Bad Candy on December 31, 2007 at 7:41 PM

Inspired by NBC’s committment to the end of global warming, all the lights in Times Square will be shut off except those lighting the ball. Then they will show on the giant video screen the NBC catered New Year’s galas being hosted by correspondents flown into the north and south poles.

Mallard T. Drake on December 31, 2007 at 10:15 PM

Happy New Year Honora, wherever you are !!

fogw on December 31, 2007 at 10:18 PM

Mitt’s not it
Huck’s a not
Paul’s a nut
McCain would be insane
I’ll vote for Fred instead

Kini on December 31, 2007 at 10:20 PM

Huckabee 32%, Romney 26%, McCain 13%

amerpundit on December 31, 2007 at 10:10 PM

I know it’s just a poll, but if those kinds of numbers stay true til next fall, count me out. On either side.

wccawa on December 31, 2007 at 10:20 PM

Happy New Year to all at Hot Air. Excellent job all year long…

Sacwannabe on December 31, 2007 at 10:23 PM

Register Poll:

Obama 32%, Clinton 25%, Edwards 24%

Huckabee 32%, Romney 26%, McCain 13%

amerpundit on December 31, 2007 at 10:10 PM

Are these real people or subscribers?

infidel on December 31, 2007 at 10:23 PM

Happy New Year to the HotAir Crew… please no more Rosie videos in 2008!! Please!!

I’m With Fred

IntheNet on December 31, 2007 at 10:24 PM

Time for me to go pickle the liver, may you all stay safe.

Did I mention Fred!?

infidel on December 31, 2007 at 10:27 PM

So, is it just me, or is Times Square the worst possible place to spend New Year’s eve?

Let’s see…no alcohol allowed, sub-freezing temperatures pretty much guaranteed, no port-a-potties…did I mention no alcohol allowed?

Is there anything good about it?

flipflop on December 31, 2007 at 10:28 PM

only 11 months before this miserable election season is over. thank the gods.

lorien1973 on December 31, 2007 at 10:29 PM

and 11 month and 1 day before the next one begins. yes!

lorien1973 on December 31, 2007 at 10:29 PM

new years is the dumbest ass holiday of all

Dirthead on December 31, 2007 at 7:38 PM

My Fav!

For hopeful Iraqis, New Year’s parties at last…

bnelson44 on December 31, 2007 at 7:43 PM

Go good Iraqi’s!!!

Hell, I’m drinking and I wake up at 5am. Barring a global financial meltdown, I’ll be officially retired in 365 days. Maybe I’ll sleep in next New Year’s Day.

RedWinged Blackbird on December 31, 2007 at 8:10 PM

Congrats Dude! It’ll be here before you know it!!

I can’t believe I’m sick! Bummer.

Ordinary1 on December 31, 2007 at 8:53 PM

Feel better soon fellow Ordinaryl~

Thanks Michelle, Bryan, Allah, Robert for doing such a great job in keeping us informed and entertained. Happy 2008.

Canadian Infidel on December 31, 2007 at 8:54 PM

Ditto!

Fred!

infidel on December 31, 2007 at 9:04 PM

Double Ditto!!

I plan on getting drunk so please except my apologies in advance if I hit on your ol’ ladies.

TheSitRep on December 31, 2007 at 9:36 PM

Go for it~ ~ ~

Want to get this comment in before I get too sloshed. 2007 was a good year, got a new home, got signed up to comment on my favorite site, and had a real good year professionally. I look forward to 2008 on Hot Air and all of you guys and your take on election year goofy stuff.

conservnut on December 31, 2007 at 9:43 PM

What about your wife?????

Heppy New Year Years all…And yes…ImFerFred…..Peace…Out…. ;)

doriangrey on December 31, 2007 at 9:46 PM

HEPPY NEW YEAR YEARS TO YOU TOO!!

Sorry….Captain Morgan told me to respond to everyone. I think I missed a few. Blah~

SouthernPride on December 31, 2007 at 10:30 PM

I like this.

CAIR and Dinosaurs

Quite appropriate, really.

Splunge on December 31, 2007 at 10:35 PM

What about your wife?????

SouthernPride on December 31, 2007 at 10:30 PM

And of course I am thankful for my lovely wife SouthernPride!

conservnut on December 31, 2007 at 10:36 PM

its .. a.. “NEW YEAR“… thats all..

if America doesn’t elect Thompson the “happy” phrase will be some by-gone phrase our folks talked about.

amend2 on December 31, 2007 at 10:36 PM

Man of the Year:

Joe Horn

sunny on December 31, 2007 at 10:36 PM

Man of the Year:

Joe Horn

sunny on December 31, 2007 at 10:36 PM

He has my vote!

conservnut on December 31, 2007 at 10:39 PM

Yep! Joe Horn for President!!

O crap! I didn’t want to write about politics tonight.

Good job Conservnut. You’ve redeemed yourself.

SouthernPride on December 31, 2007 at 10:40 PM

Oh …Sheriff Joe Arripaiyo (I just KNOW I spelled his last name wrong!) of Arizona for PRESIDENT!!! Sorry Joe Horn. I’ve decided you can be Vice President!

SouthernPride on December 31, 2007 at 10:43 PM

10:48 PM

The CBC. ‘You have to ask the question why Americans are so disliked.’

Classy…

Canadian Infidel on December 31, 2007 at 10:49 PM

OK guys, bear with me, I am going for extra credit…… I am thankful for my lovely, beautiful, intelligent, insightful, patient and after 24 years still the light of my life wife, SouthernPride.

conservnut on December 31, 2007 at 10:51 PM

The CBC. ‘You have to ask the question why Americans are so disliked.’

Rewrite: You have to ask, why does everywhere else suck??

sunny on December 31, 2007 at 10:52 PM

Happy New Year All!

CrimsonFisted on December 31, 2007 at 10:52 PM

conservnut on December 31, 2007 at 10:51 PM

Kiss ass

sunny on December 31, 2007 at 10:53 PM

Kiss ass

sunny on December 31, 2007 at 10:53 PM

yes, somthing I learned from my old man years ago.

Harmony is more important than pride.

Plus, she really is all those things.

conservnut on December 31, 2007 at 10:55 PM

May the jihadis finally completely overplay their hand in 2008 and utterly spell their doom.

All the best to everyone for a fine next spin around the sun!

Cheers!

profitsbeard on December 31, 2007 at 10:56 PM

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