JANUARY: The repair work on Sunset Cliffs will finally be finished. The only problem was that during the installation of the new pipes, the cliffs eroded so much that there can no longer be any auto or pedestrian traffic on the street.
FEBRUARY: The post office, in their infinite wisdom has closed the processing center on Midway drive, thus opening the way for Lindbergh Field to take it over for the new runway.
MARCH: The pharmaceutical companies have decided they have gouged Americans to the point where they will release the cancer saving drugs that they have had on their shelves for years for a $5.00 co-pay.
APRIL: The IRS will accept no taxes from anyone making less than $15000 a year. If necessary, they will only tax the top 1% of American’s to cover the deficit brought on by the Congress that refused to compromise.
MAY: The tobacco farmers have agreed to tell the public just how dangerous smoking can be, and will pay for all treatments necessary to cure lung cancer.
JUNE: With graduation looming, and students not passing the exit tests, the school districts will finally agree that homework is only busy work and little learning takes place when students do work at home with help from their parents. No homework for the following school year.
JULY: With fireworks banned, the Fourth of July will be a colossal failure, albeit a sober one. No drinking anywhere, not even in your own backyard. What are we celebrating?
AUGUST: Since there are no more fire rings on the San Diego beaches, and no more drinking there either, the tourists have decided to spend their summers in more liberal cities, thus throwing the end of the fiscal year into more turmoil.
SEPTEMBER: Traditionally the start of school. Will there be school? Who will teach it? What subjects will be taught? Will the neighborhood schools be in existence? Will there still be “magnet” schools? Will there still be “charter” schools. Will there be music and art taught any more? Who will the teachers be: Old tenured people or new teachers with exciting ideas? Strange, isn’t it, that the one “product” we cannot recall because of a missing part is the student and they are the ones getting shafted?
OCTOBER: It used to be that excitement began brewing with the advent of Halloween, election day, and holiday season. 2012 will not have excitement for the elections; rather the electorate will be angry at the shenanigan’s of those running for office. The entire country will think that this election is a cruel Halloween joke.
NOVEMBER: Finally, after months and months of political rhetoric, the election that no one has any interest in is here. It will either be the largest turnout the US has ever known, or it will be the lowest turnout due to lack of interest and disgust. I hoped that when the tea was thrown into Boston harbor so many years ago that it sunk to the bottom, never to surface again. At least not in 2012.
DECEMBER: We have come full circle with 2013 looming in our sights. What changes have we seen that are positive? Has the economy improved? Has new housing picked up? Has the employment market dropped to under 5%? Or… as this “widder” sees it – we are in the same rut as we were at the beginning of 2012. Maybe 2013…….will be a better year.