Open thread: New Year’s Eve

posted at 6:01 pm on December 31, 2013 by Allahpundit

In lieu of a QOTD, a little virtual gathering spot for Hot Air regulars to watch the ball drop together. From all of us to all of you, thanks so much for reading this year. While we wait for the clock to roll past an essentially arbitrary point in time, entertain yourselves with WaPo’s chart of how America’s drink preferences correspond to political preferences. Republicans like their whiskey; Democrats, true to communist form, prefer vodka; and centrists choose Malibu Coconut. True story: In my younger years, I once drank a whole bottle of the stuff. That’s how RINOism starts, my friends. Warn your children.

It wouldn’t be New Year’s Eve without predictions so let me offer you my traditional warm eeyorish tidings: This is going to be the worst year evah.

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Woot Sauce.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 1, 2014 at 1:20 AM

Movie tip for you..Gravity..:)

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 1:18 AM

I’ve heard of it. Haven’t seen it. Maybe I’ll rent it when it comes out.

New Year’s Day’s last race.

predator on January 1, 2014 at 1:22 AM

All this ridiculous Bishop nonsense is making me very angry.

Also, it’s Wednesday. Also a source of consternation.

grrrrrrr

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 1:23 AM

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 1:23 AM

sore loser

*snicker*

predator on January 1, 2014 at 1:26 AM

All this ridiculous Bishop nonsense is making me very angry.

Also, it’s Wednesday. Also a source of consternation.

grrrrrrr

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 1:23 AM

First world problem!

And with that i bid you all a good night!

Murphy9 on January 1, 2014 at 1:26 AM

As Bender said, “Bite my shiny metal Axe.”

:P

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 1, 2014 at 1:28 AM

predator on January 1, 2014 at 1:22 AM

Hate to hear that..Horse definitely had potential..Plus the Jockey did an excellent job in that race..:)

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 1:30 AM

700?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 1, 2014 at 1:19 AM

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Nope, sorry … 701.

listens2glenn on January 1, 2014 at 1:34 AM

I’m too liquified and worn thin to good night. I’ll be here and not here at the same time. I’ll just be fading away.

Anyone absolutely needs me, make your hands into a Osprey, hold them up over the crowd, and waggle up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, b, a, start.

As Bender said, “Bite my shiny metal Axe.”

:P

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 1, 2014 at 1:28 AM

^ 8 pages and the first comment written in my own language. :)

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 1:34 AM

Hate to hear that..Horse definitely had potential..Plus the Jockey did an excellent job in that race..:)

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 1:30 AM

Yep. Cut the corner along the rail coming out of the turn.

A very good ride by the jock.

predator on January 1, 2014 at 1:35 AM

Nope, sorry … 701.

listens2glenn on January 1, 2014 at 1:34 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND L2G!

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 1:35 AM

All this ridiculous Bishop nonsense is making me very angry.

Also, it’s Wednesday. Also a source of consternation.

grrrrrrr

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 1:23 AM

First.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2014 at 1:39 AM

the Mayans were off by two years. idiots. the world will end in 2014.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2014 at 1:40 AM

All this ridiculous Bishop nonsense is making me very angry.

Also, it’s Wednesday. Also a source of consternation.

grrrrrrr

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 1:23 AM

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First world problem!

And with that i bid you all a good night!

Murphy9 on January 1, 2014 at 1:26 AM

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Yeah, Axe … my sympathies, as well.

Problem like that could ruin a whole night’s sleep, causing a bad day tomorrow.

listens2glenn on January 1, 2014 at 1:41 AM

HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND L2G!

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 1:35 AM

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, Axe . . . . . you too, Sparky’.

listens2glenn on January 1, 2014 at 1:44 AM

you can save a lot of money. buy an old 2013 calendar and just erase the 3 and put a 4.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2014 at 1:45 AM

l2g, you can make as much noise as you want. we are celebrating.

axe is celebating.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2014 at 1:47 AM

… also “HAPPY NEW YEAR” to Predator and Dire’. (whew, almost missed you)

listens2glenn on January 1, 2014 at 1:47 AM

… also “HAPPY NEW YEAR” to Predator and Dire’. (whew, almost missed you)

listens2glenn on January 1, 2014 at 1:47 AM

HNY, glenn. And many more for you and yours.

predator on January 1, 2014 at 1:50 AM

listens2glenn on January 1, 2014 at 1:47 AM

Happy New Year to you..May PSU get a great coach to replace O’Brien..:)

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 1:51 AM

l2g, you can make as much noise as you want. we are celebrating.

axe is celebating.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2014 at 1:47 AM

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Awright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in the immortal words of Howard Dean,

W E E E E E E E A A A A A A A A A A R R R R R R G G G G G H H H H H !
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. . . . Okay, now what ? … : )

listens2glenn on January 1, 2014 at 1:52 AM

Bedtime folks. I’ve had it.

May you all have a wonderful and prosperous new year in spite of the obstacles you may face.

Keep the faith. Never give up.

G’Night.

predator on January 1, 2014 at 1:53 AM

that’s what she said

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 1:54 AM

Just had a discussion with my liberal friends (they’re apparently all liberals) and laughed at them for believing in global warming. They said it’s called climate change now. I explained this was a skeptical position and that George W. Bush brought the term “climate change” into the vernacular. They blew a gasket. I had a good laugh about the global warming scientists stuck in the ice (though I hope everyone makes it back safely). They didn’t get the irony. And that made me laugh (alone) even more.

All in all, a good night. But I think I may not talk to some of them for a while. Who am I kidding? They’re probably reinforcing their false beliefs right now and will want another round.

MrX on January 1, 2014 at 1:56 AM

listens2glenn on January 1, 2014 at 1:47 AM

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Happy New Year to you..May PSU get a great coach to replace O’Brien..:)

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 1:51 AM

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Oh great … you had to mention that.

Hate to see him go. I know who I’d like to see replace him, but the man I’m thinking of decided he was retiring, about three years ago.
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I have to call it a night … outta’ here.

listens2glenn on January 1, 2014 at 2:00 AM

As Bender said, “Bite my shiny metal Axe.”

:P

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 1, 2014 at 1:28 AM

^ 8 pages and the first comment written in my own language. :)

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 1:34 AM

“I was named for a Saint who was a very wealthy man. He had the wine, the women, the songs, the whole bit, and then inexplicably, took a vow of poverty and became a hermit. Ran off to live in the forest, in the nude.”

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on January 1, 2014 at 2:09 AM

Happy New Year to the Mountain time zone folks..:)

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 2:09 AM

Happy New Year to my Hotair friends…..

even though some of you guys call me terryannoncrack lol

terryannonline on January 1, 2014 at 2:27 AM

that’s what she said

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 1:54 AM

Nuh uh.

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 2:37 AM

Nothing Takes The Place Of You – Benoit

I’ve got a glow. I had just enough champagne. lol!

So far…2014… is wonderful beyond words. :)

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 2:40 AM

And it’s been a long December and there’s reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can’t remember all the times I tried to tell myself
To hold on to these moments as they pass…

Happy New Years!

Fallon on January 1, 2014 at 2:41 AM

Spiffed!

Love this laugh. :)

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 2:42 AM

whoa. Jackie “nuh uh’d” me. This is like that time she “crystal clear’d” me. :)

W E E E E E E E A A A A A A A A A A R R R R R R G G G G G H H H H H !

^ Totally “what she said.”

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 2:48 AM

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 2:48 AM

Well… since I wasn’t there when she ‘weeeaaahed’… I can’t deny or confirm the event. LOL!

Something so absolutely outstanding happened tonight, Axefellow. I’m almost breathless. Dang… I wish you lived closer so I could just come over and whisper it in your ear.

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 2:51 AM

Bring It On Home To Me – Benoit

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 2:53 AM

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 2:42 AM

Happy New Year to you..:)

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 2:54 AM

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 2:54 AM

And the Happiest, Healthiest, and most Prosperous of New Years to you, too, Dire! :)

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 2:54 AM

Something so absolutely outstanding happened tonight, Axefellow. I’m almost breathless. Dang… I wish you lived closer so I could just come over and whisper it in your ear.

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 2:51 AM

That’s very cool, Jack. :) Can you tell anything else about it?

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 2:55 AM

Happy New Year, terryannonline.

Crack notwithstanding. :)

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Happy New Year to the west coast folks..:)

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 3:01 AM

Happy New Year, terryannonline.

Crack notwithstanding. :)

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 3:00 AM

Happy New Year to you also.

Now back to smoking some crack lol

terryannonline on January 1, 2014 at 3:04 AM

Axe walked past all the names, and then past all the monsters, and then across the empty margins of the yellow, paper map, and then he wasn’t there anymore.

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Are you playing Dungeons and Dragons??..Or you trying to Train a Dragon..:):):)

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 3:13 AM

Axe on January 1, 2014 at 2:55 AM

Well…I can’t think how. lol! It’s definitely an ear thing right now.

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 3:13 AM

That sounds interesting…and there’s no reason not to follow Axefellow off the map and find out what lies beyond… at least for awhile.

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 3:15 AM

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 3:13 AM

Sorry to interrupt but do you remember??..:)

PS..This was the 8 track everyone hid under the car seat but secretly thought it was kinda cool with the ladies..:):)

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 3:20 AM

Good evening, Dire. :)You caught me just in time. I was just about to step into the great beyond the margins. You’re making it awfully hard to keep up with Axefellow as he goes off the map. Guess I’ll just have to see if I can find him later…and even if I don’t… it promises to be an interesting journey.

I do know that tune. I think I knew someone who kept it in a cabinet near the audio equipment, and he too thought it was cool with the ladies. :)

You know… now that I think of it… he’d have done much better with more champagne. lol!

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 3:28 AM

If I Could Quit You – Benoit

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 3:29 AM

Nice And Warm – Thackery/Benoit

thatsafactjack on January 1, 2014 at 3:34 AM

There is no time to decide, hear my plea
Take a one-way trip, shake you down from your tree
There’s just today, come what may, walk with me
It’s the only way to be free, can’t you see?

They’ll all be dead and gone
Too soon to say so long
Tomorrow I’ll be gone
So Kiss Mine
All I need is your caress
And all the fire that you possess
I want it all and I won’t take less
So kiss mine

Anti-Control on January 1, 2014 at 3:47 AM

You Are the Way, you are the light and you’re here to stay
I know your way, you steal the night and you rule the day

Baby
The places that you take me
You twist and you reshape me
I hope you never break me

Words are useless, words are empty
Words mean nothing anymore
Words are useless, words say nothing
Words can only close the door

You are the way, you are the light and you’re here to stay
I know your way, you set my heart alight when you come out to play

Anti-Control on January 1, 2014 at 4:16 AM

Happy New Year to you..May PSU get a great coach to replace O’Brien..:)

Dire Straits on January 1, 2014 at 1:51 AM

Ty Willingham is available!

celtic warrior on January 1, 2014 at 4:17 AM

Let’s recap . . . . 2013 brought us legal pot, socialized medicine, massive debt, a government of lies, decline of the traditional family, government spying, loss of national trust and influence, and IRS coercion of our citizens. Gee I hope 2014 will be as productive.

rplat on January 1, 2014 at 6:22 AM

Let’s recap . . . . 2013 brought us legal pot, socialized medicine, massive debt, a government of lies, decline of the traditional family, government spying, loss of national trust and influence, and IRS coercion of our citizens. Gee I hope 2014 will be as productive.

rplat on January 1, 2014 at 6:22 AM

Yep. Pretty depressing.

But Happy New Year to all.

esr1951 on January 1, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Gl+HF NY! Your new totalitarian mayor will serve you well.

Gl+HF Detroit! Your new mayor has a daunting task ahead of him.

Bad way to start the new year? Getting smashed in a drawbridge in Boston.

Murphy9 on January 1, 2014 at 7:03 AM

New year, new laws.

Don’t flick a cigarette butt out of your car in Illinois. You’ll get a hefty fine.

$1500

Murphy9 on January 1, 2014 at 7:07 AM

In CO 16 yo will be able to preregister to vote…but they still have to wait till they are 18 to vote…

Murphy9 on January 1, 2014 at 7:11 AM

In CA Students in kindergarten-12 grade will now have the right to choose whichever restroom or
locker room they want based on their gender identity. Students will also be able to choose
girls or boys sports as well.

That shouldn’t cause any problems…

Murphy9 on January 1, 2014 at 7:13 AM

NEVADA: Immigrants living in the United States without legal permission can apply for driver authorization cards starting Jan. 2. State officials anticipate tens of thousands of people will apply under the program.

MARYLAND: In a program similar to Nevada’s, immigrants living in the U.S. illegally will be able to obtain a state driver’s license or identification card if they can provide evidence of a filed state income tax return or were claimed as a dependent for each of the preceding two years.

Motor Voter!

TPTB have sold us out.

Murphy9 on January 1, 2014 at 7:37 AM

I can’t use the quote here because I will get banned but it was Abe Lincoln who told us what to do when the people face tyranny from their own government.

celtic warrior on January 1, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Happy New Year Hot Air’ians…

OmahaConservative on January 1, 2014 at 8:16 AM

And pulling up the rear…….Me. Happy New Year Hot Air!!!!

Cindy Munford on January 1, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Happy New Year, Patriots! And, Trolls.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

- Ronald Reagan

My take: New Years Day 2014: Once Again, “A Time For Choosing”

kingsjester on January 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Happy New Year HA!!!

Bmore on January 1, 2014 at 10:07 AM

happy new year to Mr. WhirlyGig graphics wizard person.

happy new year to Cindy Mun.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2014 at 11:20 AM

And HotAir Blogger of the year is kingsjester

KJ, happy new year.

SparkPlug on January 1, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Happy new year all.

I am still trying to catch up since our ice storm last week. Our power went out for 30 minutes overnight on Dec 23 (Monday) and a few minutes after 6am the lights went out for 2 minutes and when they came back on, the cable was dead … until SATURDAY afternoon.

I still have a ton of sh*t to do …

gh on January 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM

My take: New Years Day 2014: Once Again, “A Time For Choosing”

kingsjester on January 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM

…thanks for “My take” for the last year…Happy New Year kj!

KOOLAID2 on January 1, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Watched, or more correctly, struggled, through GRAVITY last night. A total waste of time. Should have watched the Duke-A&M thriller.

ultracon on January 1, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Last

msupertas on January 1, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Last

msupertas on January 1, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Almost. ;)

4Grace on January 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Last

msupertas on January 1, 2014 at 4:04 PM

Almost. ;)

4Grace on January 1, 2014 at 4:49 PM

=P

And in your darkest night
When birds refuse to sing
And things just don’t seem right
There’s a number you can ring

Hello Jesus (take me to Heaven)

Anti-Control on January 1, 2014 at 4:57 PM

(:->)

KOOLAID2 on January 1, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Happy New Year HA Regulars. And also to the Trolls that entertain us.

My only hope for this new year is that we can break free of big government control. We don’t like it, don’t need it and certainly wouldn’t wish it upon our children.

My hope for 2014 is to abolish public sector unions and teachers unions.

They really have no place in today’s society.

Good night, best wishes.

Key West Reader on January 1, 2014 at 7:05 PM

My birthday was New Years Eve and in celebration of 2013 I had a colonoscopy. I felt it was appropriate considering how awful the year was.

neyney on January 1, 2014 at 8:44 PM

neyney on January 1, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Laughing so hard. That is perfect!

4Grace on January 1, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Oops, my bad. Belated Happy Birthday, neyney! May your 2014 be a good one.

4Grace on January 1, 2014 at 9:58 PM

4grace I’m glad you liked it and thanks for the happy birthday. Heres hoping 2014 is a better year.

neyney on January 1, 2014 at 10:23 PM

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