Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year ... New Year's Resolutions

Happy New Year!

It's time to smile and forget the fiscal cliff dramatics and learn to laugh at what the Washington based aristocrats have done, are doing and will continue trying to do TO -- er -- FOR We the Minions in their assigned duties as "public servants."

But they won't succeed. We the People are still in charge, even though we don't often act that way.

And it's time to smile for another and even more important reason today. It's New Year's Resolution time. In that regard, let's see what Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, had to say about New Year's resolutions 150 years ago today:

Notable & Quotable contains words to live by from the famous story teller:

 "Mark Twain, writing in the Territorial Enterprise (Virginia City, Nevada), Jan. 1, 1863:

Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. To-day, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient short comings considerably shorter than ever. We shall also reflect pleasantly upon how we did the same old thing last year about this time. However, go in, community. New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls, and humbug resolutions, and we wish you to enjoy it with a looseness suited to the greatness of the occasion."

Enjoy the games today!

And if your team loses, so what?

Happy New Year. Bob.

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