Politically, this year has sucked an ass for conservatism. The GOP has lost the White House. The congress has become nearly completely controlled by Democrats. Most horribly of all, the GOP has utterly failed the conservative movement, from nominating Asshat of the Year John (Democrat) McCain to the near complete embrace of big-government socialism by George W Bush. But, in the darkest hour, I have been seeking out those who want to fight for conservatism and not just empowering the GOP to butt surf us again. So there's hope. If it worked for Barry, it can work for us.
Personally, it has been a year of growth. Obviously this blog has grown since the beginning of the year (where my readership was confined to family and friends). Along the way, I have collected an assortment of blogger buddies across the ideological landscape. I've got two other blogs I neglect excessively, but will have to revisit on the days the Obama administration isn't extending the Bush legacy.
In my private life, I've achieved enough of a balance that I only have to deal with average chaos. From being financially better off than last year (what recession?), to custody of the kids (for my birthday, no less), things are looking up. Of course, between blogging, work, and the incessant demands of the younglings, I have to imagine what dating is, but there you go. At least I have the Internet.
Needless to say, it's been a year. Maybe next year will be even more interesting. But that's the subject of another post....