Tell us what you hope to see in 2017….politically, or in your own life, or culturally in America, faith-wise, anything that comes to mind……

Are you looking forward to 2017?  Do you think big changes will take place?  How was 2016, in your opinion?


I saw this image above and thought “this so appeals to me…the PEACE is so beautiful and good.”   I guess I’d have to say I wish for less tumult in our country this coming year…but….

                                   Do you have a 2017 WISH?  Or Resolution?

Let’s hear it!


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31 Responses to It’s NEW YEAR’S EVE!

  1. bocopro says:

    I foresee a very schizophrenic year with many false starts and much frustration for the Trump administration. Media will remain hostile and pounce self-righteously on anything which doesn’t dovetail with their leftist propaganda. Much “I toldjaso” spewing from MSNBC, ABC, and CNN.

    Vicious, narrow-minded left-wing senators will rigorously oppose his SCotUS choices, and a few of his cabinet nominees will face some very heavy sledding before confirmation. Most will get through the obligatory hand-wringing and breath-holding by the Whinocrats, tho.

    Handling of illegal immigration will eventually turn into a Keystone Kops comedy routine with confusing double standards, reversals, and funding problems. Many habitual/repeat Latino offenders will be made to go away, but the overall percentage will be almost insignificant, nowhere near the 11 million or so here without authority.

    Many Owebummer EOs will be rescinded, but the ACA will remain largely intact because no viable replacement yet exists. Sadly, courts will allow continued influx of suspicious Muslim males, the US will remain in the UN, church attendance will continue to decline, Iran will continue building its “death to Israel” nukes, and Saudi Arabia will fail to join the rest of the world in the 3rd millennium, preferring to remain a 7th century anachronism in perpetuity.

    Tax reform will happen, but complex deduction and other confusing escape mechanisms will remain for the very rich who can afford expensive lawyers. Virtually nothing will happen to prevent continued rise in the national debt, and interest rates will rise along with inflation.

    A few manufacturing jobs will return from offshore, but the grandiose campaign promises of so much success that we’ll get tired of it will never materialize. Business and manufacturing will see an uptick, but not a revival. Growth will be somewhere around 1 to 1.5%, not the 4 or 5% he touted at his rallies.

    My hope is that PC will be allowed to die an ignominious death and that young people will stop worshipping Beyonce’s butt, and knock off the whiney “safe space” travesty. It’d be nice if people abandoned the habit of deifying athletes and other entertainers.

    Also I’d very much like to see straightforward speech return;
    marriage defined as the union of one man and one woman;
    transgenderism relegated to quiet and private corners;
    BLM banned (along with rap “music”);
    hypocrisy replaced by mea culpa;
    millennials stop permanently decorating their hides with graffiti they’d never hang on their walls AND stop suspending bits of geologic materials from ANY of their lips, ears, eyebrows, noses, and navels;
    people get a grip on their finances;
    the federal gummint get out of states’ rights bidness;
    and the 535 members of Congress remember that they are temporary employees hired to serve the people, not the other way around.

    Personally, I’m starting out another year ambulatory, self-sufficient, energetic, happily married, and debt free. I hereby resurrect my 2016 resolution to lose 10 pounds, which means I have only 15 pounds to go.


  2. My fervent desire would be for the left and the right, to embrace political reason and ration, and quit allowing “political correctness”, base emotion and ignorance rule the day; but, cable media outlets, as well as those catering overtly to political parties, will continue to spew falsehoods…..and only one’s ‘opposition’ will be questioned.

    I am not optimistic for 2017……the political theater will continue to erode our Republic, and the electorate will continue to descend into ignorance. I continue to prepare for the eventual collapse.


  3. I look forward to a year without Obama as President.


  4. For the past 8 years I’ve wondered whether I am awake or asleep has my nation looks so different. In this next Administration I may be asking myself the same thing in reverse.
    I continue to act in disbelief that we actually won the election and things might go well in the coming year.


  5. jerrydablade says:

    Personally, things are looking up in 2017, when my wife and I will become first time grandparents (due sometime mid-April). We have 3 boys (its the middle one and his wife who are expecting)… so a boy OR a girl will be such a blessing. Needless to say, we can hardly wait. Happy New Year to you Z, and all your wonderful blog friends..


  6. Mustang says:

    Happy New Year Z … and to all your readers.


  7. geeez2014 says:

    Bocopro , you said “I foresee a very schizophrenic year with many false starts and much frustration for the Trump administration. Media will remain hostile and pounce self-righteously on anything which doesn’t dovetail with their leftist propaganda. Much “I toldjaso” spewing from MSNBC, ABC, and CNN.”
    The problem with this is that I’ll be feeling the same way…because I believe many of his false starts could have been avoiced if only Trump listened to others (the truth I get from people who know, who I’ve discussed here before, is he still DOES NOT)..the media will deserve to pounce and it won’t just be leftist propaganda…FOX will have a heck of a time standing up for this presidency in its first few months. I hope I’m wrong, of course. And I hope he grows up. I’m not optimistic. But I’m EXTREMELY optimistic that it isn’t going to be President Clinton. And I don’t agree with you as much on the rest of your words as I usually do!

    CI….that’s too simplified. it’s too difficult to embrace reason when two sides see things SO differently….the foundations of both parties’ thoughts are far too disparate today.
    “Bring the refugees IN” or “Keep the refugees OUT” might seem ideological but it’s just common sense.
    I’m afraid it’s less political correctness that divides us and more sheer common sense. Is that because I believe my side is right? Probably, and unlike what you think, I’m not at all afraid to admit that. And unlike many people, I do think through both sides…
    Meanwhile, which is safer for our country?…the “kindness” of the Left who believes the refugees need shelter and we should take them all in, or the “proven realization” of the Right who believes the refugees are dangerous and deserve help elsewhere?
    Higher minimum wage: Sounds SO NICE….works out TERRIBLY for our small businesses.
    Keep Obamacare: Sounds SO NICE…..has been quite the opposite for many…I could go on, but… and I’m happy to say I’m not as pessimistic as you are but I sure do understand your feelings…I’m not VERY optimistic about this first Trump year.

    Ed, me, too! SO good to see Obama GO.

    Jerry! Congratulations…what fun to look forward to! I’m happy for you.

    Mustang, thanks..same to you.


  8. geeez2014 says:

    I just got this emailed to me and thought you might enjoy it! :

    Quit trashing Obama’s accomplishments. He has done more than any other President before him. Here is a list of his impressive accomplishments:

    1. First President to be photographed smoking a joint.
    2. First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
    3. First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
    4. First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
    5. First President to violate the War Powers Act.
    6. First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
    7. First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
    8. First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.
    9. First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
    10. First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
    11. First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
    12. First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
    13. First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Rick Wagoner of GM) to resign.
    14. First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
    15. First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
    16. First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
    17. First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
    18. First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
    19. First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
    20. First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
    21. First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
    22. First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
    23. First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
    24. First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
    25. First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.
    26. First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his five years in office.
    27. First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.
    28. First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
    29. First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.
    30. First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.
    31. First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
    32. First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
    33. First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.
    34. First President to repeat the Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
    35. First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).
    36. First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”
    37. Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion.



    I posted my year in review. What I’m most hoping for is (1) a return to decent health and (2) that the Trump Administration will govern in a way that helps America to return to the nation she was meant to be when founded.


  10. Bocopro,
    Media will remain hostile and pounce self-righteously on anything which doesn’t dovetail with their leftist propaganda.

    I intend to tune out to most of that. As much as possible, anyway. I’ll come to my own conclusions, thank you, without any “help” from the Enemedia.


  11. Z,
    What a hideous list of Firsts!


  12. Ed,
    For the past 8 years I’ve wondered whether I am awake or asleep has my nation looks so different.

    Same here!

    What has happened has turned out to be so much worse than I envisioned. Sheesh.


  13. Z – I don’t think my desire is too simplistic in the least. Well meaning people damage their own foundation by trafficking in intellectual garbage. Case in point, the list you received by e-mail, where around half of the points are false or intentionally misleading….much like the previous “list” of 500+ things the Obama Administration was allegedly responsible for. We should be better than this.

    If one’s position 9s just, there is no need to invent assertions that only serve to make one feel better. That is why I am pessimistic about 2017……it’s going to be ore of the same.


  14. To amend my last more directly to what you responded with, are you saying that one cannot embrace reason because you don’t see the political opposition as doing likewise? For then, one would be acting exactly as the opposition itself.


  15. geeez2014 says:

    AOW, it’s actually kind of fun to post that list I rec’d in an email today; it’s obviously not all completely correct, but I don’t deal in exacts when it comes to things like this, they’re written slightly tongue in cheek and hyperbolically but the story on Obama is there; this was a president of less character than some think. Let’s hope Trump starts to wise up and act with a bit more dignity…that’ll help a lot.

    CI… People today have a hard time reasoning because it appears there is no truth; each side sees its own truth, which is ridiculous, of course. Something is true or not; as in the Israel situation. They either own that land or they don’t. etc etc.
    Go ahead, be pessimistic, anybody who thinks well is going to be less optimistic than pessimistic… I’d love to write more but sometimes I don’t see the point. thanks.


  16. ….each side sees its own truth, which is ridiculous, of course. Something is true or not…

    Agree completely, which was really my point above. Intelligent and Liberty-minded people should operate on reason regardless of what the opposition does.


  17. geeez2014 says:

    I am hoping people get back to my post …Tell us more, everyone, about your wishes for 2017!


  18. geeez2014 says:

    CI “Intelligent and Liberty-minded people should operate on reason regardless of what the opposition does”
    WHAT? Can you give an example?


  19. Kid says:

    Actually Z, I have no wishes or expectations for 2017. Taking it as it comes.


  20. geeez2014 says:

    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
    Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!
    5:17 AM – 31 Dec 2016

    This man is SICK…we just have to keep being glad it’s not Hillary…what kind of jerk says things like the above? “they just don’t know what to do”? oh my GOD


  21. Bob says:

    It’s going to be a good year. As far as the political scene goes, it will be an interesting year but I am not going to get an ulcer worrying about things.

    Personally, I have some health goals, and some hobby type goals. I have roped myself into doing something because of the Samsung Fit2 watch I bought with Amazon gift cards from my kids. Now, I have to justify my self-generosity.

    Spiritually, I intend to study the Bible more instead of wasting my time reading from that infinite pile of literary trash found in the KindleUnlimited service we currently use.


  22. Kid says:

    Z, I liiked that tweet. Saw it earlier. You don’t defeat th\e evil of PC by being a pussyfoot. Omeletts require broken eggs.


  23. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, you never need words like that just not to be PC. I hate PC more than about anybody on the planet and I find that tweet exposes his small mindedness, unkindness… “Love!” after being SO mean?
    How about saying, instead, “Happy New Year to everyone who voted for me, those who didn’t, and those Democrats who lost across the country. Let’s pull together this year, get tough and make this country great!”
    Is that PC? Is being mean so important…? to flaunt and taunt like he did? UGH

    Bob, love what you wrote…I hope you can accomplish all you want to. I certainly hope your health is good this year! Happy New Year!


  24. cube says:

    Trump’s tweet was just ball busting. I’d rather see that than the simpering nonsense spewed by the RINOs. Extending the hand of friendship and solidarity to today’s rabid dems will only leave you with a stump.

    Re Obama’s firsts… now that’s scarier to me than anything Trump says.


  25. geeez2014 says:

    “Happy New Year to everyone who voted for me, those who didn’t, and those Democrats who lost across the country. Let’s pull together this year, get tough and make this country great!”

    Cube, is my version of a good tweet, a professional but strong tweet, “simpering?”
    (Did you get my email?)


  26. cube says:

    You’re not a simpering RINO, but I don’t want anything that sounds conciliatory because these moonbats would see it as weakness. I’m for not giving them any leeway, nothing, because it’s like Israel dealing with the Palestinians. Nothing is good enough for them and anything you give is bad for you. Don’t even bother, just do what you have to do.

    Yes, I did get your email 🙂 I will reply shortly.


  27. Mal says:

    If I may get in on this conversation, I can understand both sides of this issue. However, Trump has a monumental load ahead so even with complete cooperation from everyone, any rebellious opposition will only make it harder. You want to get even with those that have continually bashed him, but how does that help, really? It would also show he doesn’t have to respond to every negative thing and can take the high road. In the end, he proved them all wrong when he won so doesn’t have anything more to prove. Just show everyone he can



  28. Mal – I think that’s exactly the right attitude…..don’t invent specious lists of lies…..simply disregard the tantrums from the left and govern in accordance with the Constitution. That is the best revenge.


  29. Mal says:

    The Constitution! Right, C.I. I remember that paper now. It will be nice to have it enforced again.


  30. Kid says:

    Z, You can please all of the people some of the time, Some of the people all of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time. We’re in a very militant environment. Some of it is going to be rough.


  31. Kid says:

    PS – I agree with Cube’s two above comments that further make my point.


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