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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Bishop!

KCB on December 31, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Spawn leaves his teen years in April.
I wasn’t much older than he is when he was BORN.
*pout*

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Only a few more hours until my nifty new Obamacare plan with higher premiums and copays goes into effect. I’m so excited!

Mark1971 on December 31, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Ball drop by wise lesbian latina.

Discuss.

Murphy9 on December 31, 2013 at 6:04 PM

So yesterday! :)

OldEnglish on December 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM

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.

But for who? And thank you for confirming that somebody actually buys Malibu Coconut. The dust on the bottles suggested a discerning clientele.

IMO, one of the things we’ll find this year is that Honey Badger isn’t alone. Obama don’t care too.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Hope that we don’t lose our health insurance this year.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 6:11 PM

happy new year

rob verdi on December 31, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Only a few more hours until my nifty new Obamacare plan with higher premiums and copays goes into effect. I’m so excited!

Mark1971 on December 31, 2013 at 6:04 PM

You sure about that? I mean do, like, have confirmation or something?

Millions lose their healthcare insurance at midnight. Many of them for the first time of their lives. And all so that some bar slut doesn’t have to pay for her own damn birth control.

Happy Nomad on December 31, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Pajama-obama, 2014 :)

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:14 PM

************ HAPPY NEW YEAR *******************************

To all Crew Members,…and H/A Command,

From: Up North Canada————————————–:)

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:14 PM

After a year of seeing President Obama’s approval ratings plummet, the president’s pollster is offering a strikingly candid and pessimistic New Year’s resolution.

Reporters should go the next “year without reporting any public polling data,” Joel Benenson, president and CEO of Benenson Strategy Group, said.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

She’s not some bar slut, Happy Nomad. She’s “Chastity Challenged.” She’s Special that way, you know.

Vanceone on December 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Consumer data suggests Democrats prefer clear spirits, while Republicans like their brown liquor.

I prefer both whiskey and vodka. It’s not a clear vs. brown divide for me, but an astringent vs. sweet divide. And I don’t like sweet liquor — makes for worse hangovers.

rbj on December 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Happy New Year Canada!

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

2014 New Year’s celebrations

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2014-new-years-celebrations/

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Happy New Year! May none of you need any medical services this year! :) :) :)

Theophile on December 31, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Best to you too, AP

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:17 PM

2014 resolution:

Crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.

Christien on December 31, 2013 at 6:17 PM

This is going to be the worst year evah.
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Agreed,…for Lib/Dem/ProgTards!!

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Guy Lombardo And His Royal Canadians – Auld Lang Syne (Capitol Records 1953)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik7ktS3PqEs

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

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.

Which one of the 3, dude?

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Happy New Year Canada!

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Schadenfreude: And to you as well,my American Patriot:)

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Where do non-Hispanic tequila drinkers register on the political spectrum?

Erich66 on December 31, 2013 at 6:21 PM

2014, this and only this

Tracinski’s Rule of American Politics, which states that “the left must be suppressed, hounded, mocked, vilified, and made to feel ashamed of itself. The idea is that we need to keep their heads down and keep them on the defensive, because the moment they feel confident and emboldened, they will attempt to take away all of our liberties.”

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Pajama-boy drinks hot chocolate and is one of these.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:25 PM

Spawn leaves his teen years in April.
I wasn’t much older than he is when he was BORN.
*pout*

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 6:04 PM

That happens when you feed them.

CurtZHP on December 31, 2013 at 6:25 PM

So yesterday! :)

OldEnglish on December 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Most of them live in the past ;)

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2013 at 6:26 PM

************ HAPPY NEW YEAR *******************************

To all Crew Members,…and H/A Command,

From: Up North Canada————————————–:)

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Happy New Year, canop!

And not to dampen the warm fuzzy of Allah’s prognosticating…but this means we’re one year closer to The One’s term as POTUS. Every cloud has a silver lining :)

JetBoy on December 31, 2013 at 6:26 PM

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Banned in Australia – it might upset someone.

Happy New year to you!

OldEnglish on December 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Tracinski’s Rule of American Politics, which states that “the left must be suppressed, hounded, mocked, vilified, and made to feel ashamed of itself. The idea is that we need to keep their heads down and keep them on the defensive, because the moment they feel confident and emboldened, they will attempt to take away all of our liberties.”

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Roger that!

I’m sick of apologizing for being normal. Let the deviants explain their behavior for a change.

CurtZHP on December 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Anyone notice there was no Christmas tragedy for the media to feast on? Maybe the global warming vessel will get crushed in the antarctic sea ice and just as the ecotards think they will freeze to death in frigid water on a warming planet, the boilers explode and blanch them to death instead. It would sell some papers.

BL@KBIRD on December 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

It’s been 2014 for a while now here on the cutting edge laggards

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Let’s put on some Yoko Ono and pop open a keg of Zima.

Par Tay

SparkPlug on December 31, 2013 at 6:28 PM

So yesterday! :)

OldEnglish on December 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM

OldEnglish:Lol, good one DownUnder:)
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canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Fine. One more night. But then I’m out of here.

Axe on December 31, 2013 at 6:30 PM

nly a few more hours until my nifty new Obamacare plan with higher premiums and copays goes into effect. I’m so excited!

Mark1971 on December 31, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I’m looking forward to all the new federal and state laws I’m going to break, while making no changes whatsoever to my routine!!

Yaaaay, Nanny State!

Maddie on December 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM

This is going to be the worst year evah.

My collie says:

For RINOs maybe.

Happy New Year HotAir peeps!

CyberCipher on December 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM

HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD,
SOPHIE RO!

. . . also you other people.

Going for lemonade.

Axe on December 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

And not to dampen the warm fuzzy of Allah’s prognosticating…but this means we’re one year closer to The One’s term as POTUS. Every cloud has a silver lining :)

JetBoy on December 31, 2013 at 6:26 PM

And closer still to the last two years of his miserable presidency being one long lame duck session!

Maddie on December 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Most of them live in the past ;)

DarkCurrent on December 31, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Old fart :)

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Thank you, Sir. Sydney does it best – again! :)

OldEnglish on December 31, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Anyone notice there was no Christmas tragedy for the media to feast on? Maybe the global warming vessel will get crushed in the antarctic sea ice and just as the ecotards think they will freeze to death in frigid water on a warming planet, the boilers explode and blanch them to death instead. It would sell some papers.

BL@KBIRD on December 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

I have one big regret from 2013 – that AlGore is not on that vessel.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Be safe out there. Happy New Year and come Lord Jesus…..

crosshugger on December 31, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Everyone should go to the evolution thread and make some sh!t up — like everyone else. Bonus points for random copies and pastes from Wikipedia. :)

– K, now going for lemonade.

Axe on December 31, 2013 at 6:37 PM

I see the ChiComs want to buy the NYT. Wonder if China is far enough left for the current writers?

pat on December 31, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Worst year evah? Hard to believe it could get any worse…

sandee on December 31, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Is this a special day? I’m doing some laundry.

msupertas on December 31, 2013 at 6:38 PM

HOPE YOU HAVE THE BEST YEAR IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD,
SOPHIE RO!

. . . also you other people.

Going for lemonade.

Axe on December 31, 2013 at 6:34 PM

YeY, that’s me…other people! ;)

JetBoy on December 31, 2013 at 6:38 PM

So yesterday! :)

OldEnglish on December 31, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Finally…we know what the bolded in your nom stands for :)

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Happy New Year to all you Hotairians! .

sandee on December 31, 2013 at 6:40 PM

I’m looking forward to all the new federal and state laws I’m going to break, while making no changes whatsoever to my routine!!

Yaaaay, Nanny State!

Maddie on December 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Yaaaaay, Maddie!!!

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:41 PM

I have one big regret from 2013 – that AlGore is not on that vessel.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:37 PM

That phony-a$$ wouldn’t be caught dead anywhere but a private jet leaving dinosaur sized carbon footprints.

msupertas on December 31, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Yep, old and English – wherever I may be. :)

OldEnglish on December 31, 2013 at 6:42 PM

? Maybe the global warming vessel will get crushed in the antarctic sea ice and just as the ecotards think they will freeze to death in frigid water on a warming planet, the boilers explode and blanch them to death instead. It would sell some papers. BL@KBIRD on December 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

Ok.. that was good. :)

wolly4321 on December 31, 2013 at 6:43 PM

My collie says:

What are you drinking tonight, CC?

Nary a drop, collie. Been a teetotaler for 8 years now.

My collie says:

I’ll bet AllahPundit is drinking rum.

Well, whatever he’s drinking, I’m sure that he’s doing it without any real convictions.

CyberCipher on December 31, 2013 at 6:44 PM

That happens when you feed them.

CurtZHP on December 31, 2013 at 6:25 PM

I fed him after Midnight too-and made him take showers.
I knew that I shoulda followed the instructions!

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 6:47 PM

wherever I may be. :)

OldEnglish on December 31, 2013 at 6:42 PM

We know where you be and you be good :)

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Well, whatever he’s drinking, I’m sure that he’s doing it without any real convictions.

CyberCipher on December 31, 2013 at 6:44 PM

*snort*

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Awright ! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . an OPEN thread !
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. . . . . darn, I can’t think of anything to say . . . . . . . . . .
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I guess ‘HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY’ will cover it.

Blessing to ALL of you, … and drive SAFE tonight.

listens2glenn on December 31, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Every year seems like the last nowadays. So long 2013.

CyberCipher on December 31, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Probably PBR or some other cheap hipster beer. I’m doing firestone and fried chicken all night.

abobo on December 31, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Look, another loon calls y’all “racists”.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Happy New Year all!

xplodeit on December 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Oi Oi Oi Hot Airians

2014′s gonna be a rough one, so party it up tonight.

WhatSlushfund on December 31, 2013 at 6:54 PM

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Banned in Australia – it might upset someone.

Happy New year to you!

OldEnglish on December 31, 2013 at 6:27 PM

OldEnglish:Lol, I remember as a kid, I watched it every year!:)

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:54 PM

So you wanna be Scrumpy poet pikers can’t handle Zima?

well have some Zima lite.

haha.

SparkPlug on December 31, 2013 at 6:55 PM

hozers

SparkPlug on December 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Hope that we don’t lose our health insurance this year.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 6:11 PM

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The ACA was and is deliberately designed to destroy all remaining ‘private’ insurance companies.
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Right now, Mr Twerp’ should have pretty good railroad-related insurance. Am I correct on that?

listens2glenn on December 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Bloomberg left office at 4:45.

In their infinite wisdom NewYorkers replaced the nazi with a commie-nazi.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM

hozers

SparkPlug on December 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM

.
Take off !

listens2glenn on December 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM

For RINOs maybe.

Happy New Year HotAir peeps!

CyberCipher on December 31, 2013 at 6:32 PM

CC: And to you CC, all the best:)

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:57 PM

hozers

SparkPlug on December 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM

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Take off !

listens2glenn on December 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM

listens2glenn:…EH!!:)

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:57 PM

…and made him take showers…

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Well, if there’s one thing that’s sure to make him move out…

CurtZHP on December 31, 2013 at 6:58 PM

listens2glenn on December 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM

His job is non-union(we like it that way) but we’ve got good ins.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Oi Oi Oi Hot Airians

2014′s gonna be a rough one, so party it up tonight.

WhatSlushfund on December 31, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Not for me, man. 2014′s going to be my best year ever.

*sip*

OMG

Axe on December 31, 2013 at 6:58 PM

From all of us to all of you, thanks so much for reading this year.

And to ED, AllahP, Erika and MKH, many thanks for supplying so many hours of informative and entertaining reading.

And a big thank you to each and every commenter at Hot Air. Somehow you all help make trying times more bearable.

Wishing for all of us a surprisingly fabulous New Year.

lynncgb on December 31, 2013 at 6:59 PM

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:14 PM

Happy New Year, canop!

And not to dampen the warm fuzzy of Allah’s prognosticating…but this means we’re one year closer to The One’s term as POTUS. Every cloud has a silver lining :)

JetBoy on December 31, 2013 at 6:26 PM

JetBoy:Amens,on dats,..Have “A” Great Night JetBoy:)

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Twerp. Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour behind. then you can sleep in an extra hour.

SparkPlug on December 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM

So long, 2013!

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 7:01 PM

hozers

SparkPlug on December 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM
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Take off !

listens2glenn on December 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM

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listens2glenn:…EH!!:)

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 6:57 PM

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I saw just a little bit of the beginning of the movie ‘Fargo’, and it caught me totally by surprise that some U.S. citizens apparently talk that way, too.

listens2glenn on December 31, 2013 at 7:02 PM

And a big thank you to each and every commenter at Hot Air. Somehow you all help make trying times more bearable.

Wishing for all of us a surprisingly fabulous New Year.

lynncgb on December 31, 2013 at 6:59 PM

^ Prolly includes JetBoy.

Axe on December 31, 2013 at 7:03 PM

SparkPlug on December 31, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Wake-up is @ 0330…if I even get to sleep tonight.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Otay,….heading to my Sons house for this News Years ShinDig,

Everyone have a Great Night!!

From Canada—————————————–:)

canopfor on December 31, 2013 at 7:05 PM

listens2glenn on December 31, 2013 at 7:02 PM

We spent our Honeymoon in Door County, Wis. A LOT of them folks sound like Canucks.LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 7:05 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 7:03 PM

why so early? do you gotta make the doughnuts?

SparkPlug on December 31, 2013 at 7:05 PM

when Cozmos pants hit the floor it will be midnight.

SparkPlug on December 31, 2013 at 7:06 PM

ABC 9 p.m., Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014

Dick Clark to Ryan Seacrest. Proof that humanity is devolving.

kcewa on December 31, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Coffee’s on the list, but not beer? Seems rather odd. Can’t find any of my regulars on the list, either, but my lefty friend — interested in politics but not that interested in spending any time on it — recommends flavored Grey Goose, a Democratic low-turnout favorite.

Happy GMT New Year.

calbear on December 31, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Republicans like their whiskey; Democrats, true to communist form, prefer vodka; and centrists choose Malibu Coconut

Coincidentally, if you like all three, you just might be…(wait for it)…an alcoholic! (or political junkie perhaps?)
Happy 2014 everybody!
I’m really hoping the year will prove the effervescent, glass half full, always upbeat AP, wrong.
But just in case, I’ll keep the whiskey handy and my glass half full.

JusDreamin on December 31, 2013 at 7:07 PM

We are having fireworks at seven, and again at one in the morning…

OmahaConservative on December 31, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Breaking News: Obama extends 2013 until January 31st.

kcewa on December 31, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I know Google’s choices for images during holidays come in for a lot of (well-deserved) criticism on this board, but their images for ringing in the new year are a lot of fun.

Here’s Google (USA) and here’s Google Japan, where it’s already 2014.

bobs1196 on December 31, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Look, another loon calls y’all “racists”.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM

That was the most racist thing I’ve ever read. Seriously. And then looking at her bio,

Joan Walsh is Salon’s editor at large and the author of “What’s the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America.”

I have to wonder if racism is still alive and well in ‘Merica.

Salon: The Racist’s Rag.

Axe on December 31, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I know Google’s choices for images during holidays come in for a lot of (well-deserved) criticism on this board, but their images for ringing in the new year are a lot of fun.

Here’s Google (USA) and here’s Google Japan, where it’s already 2014.

bobs1196 on December 31, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Darn. I thought the mirror ball was gonna explode or fall or something.

kcewa on December 31, 2013 at 7:11 PM

SparkPlug on December 31, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Ha.
Gotta stock produce. On the + side-I’m off work by 2.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Happy New Year to all!

Brat on December 31, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Look, another loon calls y’all “racists”.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I am SO SICK of this kind of crap from the wealthy white progressives here in Seattle, I no longer hesitate — I simply launch a viscous counter-attack.

My collie says:

How’s that, CC?

When they allude to me being a racist because of my religious or political views, I simply ask them, “What color is your wife?”. Because I live in Seattle, they invariably answer, “White. Why do you ask?” I then point out that “white women” represent less than 8 percent of the human population of planet earth. Then, I accuse them of mindlessly discriminating against 92% of the world’s human population when it came time to choose a mate or domestic partner. Then, I pause for a second or two to let that sink in, and I sum things up by muttering softly, “You racist pr*ck, you!”

My collie says:

What happens when they ask you what color YOUR wife is, CC?

I point out to them that she’s brown (Filipina) — just like Michelle Malkin.

My collie says:

They really, really hate you, don’t they, CC?

Like Andrew Breitbart, collie.

CyberCipher on December 31, 2013 at 7:17 PM

listens2glenn on December 31, 2013 at 6:56 PM

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His job is non-union(we like it that way) but we’ve got good ins.

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 6:58 PM

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I’m totally with you, on the “non-union”.
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If enough people start complaining soon enough, there may be some action on suspending the ACA, before we ALL lose our current insurance. You know … the one that we were promised we could keep … if we liked it.

listens2glenn on December 31, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Happy Approaching New Year’s to all you Hot Air Denizenian’s!

predator on December 31, 2013 at 7:20 PM

listens2glenn on December 31, 2013 at 7:19 PM

The next governor of my great state is going to be current pit bull AG Greg Abbott.
I’m less worried,

annoyinglittletwerp on December 31, 2013 at 7:21 PM

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