2010 has come and gone, and here at Hope n' Change we can truthfully say to the year "don't let the screen door hit you on the way out." Seriously, the year was a complete maggot-gagger.
Which isn't to say that it wasn't without a few good moments - foremost among them being November's election returns which put Conservatives solidly back into the fight against socialism and general anti-American idiocy. And that's huge.
But for too many, the year was more of the same old, same old: no jobs, no hope, no change - while Washington went on an unprecedented spending spree. Obamacare was passed and, if fully implemented, we'll be lucky if our medical system is only crippled instead of being destroyed outright. Our nation's status in the world continued to plummet, as our enemies rushed to fill in the leadership void which was created by Barack Obama's abdication of both military might and common sense. And on, and on, and on...
Of course, none of us lives 24/7 in the world of politics...and 2010 held it's share of "real life" rough knocks for your own reasonably-humble Stilton Jarlsberg, just as it did for pretty much everyone else.
For me personally, one significant and undeniable pleasure throughout the year was the ever-growing number of readers who choose to seek out Hope n' Change Cartoons on a daily basis, and share their thoughts, insights, humor and camaraderie in the comments section (check the clickable link beneath each day's commentary).
Your presence here is a reminder that there really are a lot of us who care about the direction this country has been moving in, and that there really is a rebirth of patriotism and responsibility going on that is frightening to the mainstream media and the progressives...and a much-needed breath of fresh air for the rest of us. It's a reminder that we're a team...and, as of the most recent election, a winning team.
So Hope n' Change will be here to comment on whatever comes our way in 2011 (tongue firmly in cheek, unless stuck out at the liberals), and we hope that you'll be here too - and will invite friends to join the fun. Best wishes to you and yours in the new year!