Top 10 News Stories of 2010 (more towards the Americans)

#10. Obama’s Health Care Reform
Depending on your point of view, Obama either accomplished something that many presidents have failed to do or he created what amounts to a huge gift to anyone with health insurance stock in their portfolios.

Either way, most of the meaningful provisions of this historic legislation don’t even go into effect until 2014 and in the intervening time the Democrats will be so busy trying to prevent Sarah Palin from becoming our next President that the they will acquiesce to amendments and compromises to the bill that will strip away all of the good and make even the cost of Advil out of reach for most Americans.

Isn’t that always the way with Democrats though, one baby step forward, 10 Andre-the Giant steps back?
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#9 World Cup in South Africa
Most Americans would rather watch badminton, curling, or avant-garde French cinema than what the rest of the world calls football and we belligerently refer to as soccer.


Because football is for men and steeped in war metaphor with bombs and blitzes and aerial attacks. Football is American. Soccer, the ultimate team game, is for commies. If soccer were to catch on in the USA, what would be next, National Health Care? That is why the success of the World Cup offers a glimmer of hope to Godless commies marooned here in the USA.
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#8 The 2010 Midterm Elections
It was David Swanson who pointed out that The Democrats ran in 2006 under the slogan “We’re not Cheney!” updated that in 2008 to “We’re not Bush!” and then updated that in 2010 “We’re not Teabaggers.” So, who says Democrats have made no progress?

So Surprise, surprise: the Democrats got their Asses handed to them in the mid term elections. Now people on the left can go back to the only position where we are truly comfortable: as underdogs.

Turns out is much easier to speak truth to power than to actually have power and speak the truth.
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#7. Don’t Touch My Junk
Planning on flying this holiday season? Got kids? Then practice the following conversation:

CHILD: “Daddy, why is this $10 hr TSA employee touching my private parts.”

FATHER: “So that America can be safe. And we call your private parts ‘junk’ now, my child. We have to let them touch our junk to keep America safe”

CHILD: “You don’t believe that Dad.”


CHILD: “So it is a lie that they have to touch my junk to keep me safe.”

FATHER: “Probably, son”

SON: “Don’t we fight wars to keep us safe?”

FATHER: “Well….”

SON: “ I thought we killed Osama Bin Laden”

FATHER: “No, that was Saddam Hussein”

SON: “Oh, I thought they were the same person”

FATHER: “Yeah, so does the guy touching your junk. Just smile, and this will all be over soon.”
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Barack Obama proudly kept a campaign promise and pulled U.S. troops out of Iraq. I know what you are thinking: we no more pulled out of Iraq than the blue balled teenage narrator of that Meatloaf song Paradise by the dashboard light pulled out of his girlfriend. So now, the US is like Meatloaf. We blew our fucking load without a condom, knocked up Iraq, and we will be together forever. And what for? Our soldiers fought and died for our right to live free and drive gas guzzling SUV’s and park them in our 3 car McMansion garage and chill out in our newly furnished living rooms paid for on credit cards we can’t afford, where we kick back with our cold activated Coors Light and cheer on entitled millionaire rapists and sexual predators like Brett Favre an Ben Roethlisberger tossing about a ball our new 287 inch plasma TV screen.

Now that is not only a war worth fighting, it is a war worth winning, don’t you agree?
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#5. Ground Zero Mosque
Even though it is not a mosque, and it is not at ground zero, that did not stop a nation of Joe the Plumbers from openly declaring war on Muslims.

A community center planned by an Imam who has been practicing and leading worship in the same Tribeca neighborhood for years – he was in the neighborhood before 9/11- singlehandedly boosted Fox News ratings for weeks while protesters, who find no offense with strip clubs, McDonalds, or Sarah Palin existing near ground zero took to the streets to voice their opposition to a plan that would turn a vacant building into a community center.

Now that is American pride right there
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#4. North Korea v. South Korea
File this under the early contender for top story of the year for 2011. Soon to be retired North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il’s son and heir Jong-un ordered their military to attack South Korea. The U.S. responded by holding joint war games preparations with the South, during which a mortar shell accidentally got launched to the north. Turns out the Korean War never officially ended. Who knew? Combine this with Russia and China jointing announcing their intention to phase out of the American dollar for usage in trading energy commodities and throw in a Democratic president on the ropes who will need to puff his chest out even further in foreign affairs to keep from being a one and done president and loosing to a candidate who does not even know the difference between North and South Korea, we could have the ingredients for the start of WW3. Hope you got a good seat!

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#3: WikiLeaks Document Dumps
Julian Assange, the leader of WikiLeaks. Interpol has issued a worldwide arrest warrant on him. Sarah Palin wants him dead. The U.S. wants to try him under the Espionage act. All of this for laying bare the lies that lead us to and keep us in a state of perpetual war.

Ironically, this is just a year after Barack Obama, for doing not much more than taking the reigns of a homicidal hegemonic foreign policy won the Nobel peace prize. We have WikiLeaks to thank for showing us, incontrovertibly, the one thing that all governments seem to share: the elevation of boldface lies beyond art form to simply a matter of unquestioned public policy.
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#2 BP Oil Leak
What have we learned in the wake of the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history? Well, there were no government regulations in place that would force a corporation to have a plan in place to deal with the eventuality of such a disaster. And now, after the disaster, what new regulations are in place requiring BP and other oil companies to demonstrate that they can cap the next leak? You guessed it. There are none.

And what, you might ask, are the risks of wind farming? An Air Spill?

Or Solar Energy? Sure, at best, solar energy is only a temporary band-aid. Recent calculations indicate that the Sun Will Go Out in a Billion Years.

So, what have we learned in the wake of the BP disaster? Not a fucking thing.
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#1. Haiti earthquake
Nothing can bring together a bunch of musicians and celebrities like the opportunity to sing a song whose proceeds will go to help the survivors of natural disasters. Legendary “We Are The World” producer Quincy Jones said: “It’s the 25th anniversary (of the 1985 song) and its perfect timing. It’s not an accident, man. That’s God. It will be ‘We Are the World’ for Haiti.”
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  • SuDoku
  • December 18, 2010, 11:18 am
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    great post definitely +3

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    Nice post. Informative and amusing. We need more like this.

    Well I'm gonna see if I can find a UK one, but alas no luck so far. Have a go if you fancy :)
    - SuDoku December 19, 2010, 8:57 pm
    I might. I'm thinking I should find a few Canada related posts as well, but I think I'm the lone Canuck here, or at least as far as the regular users go.
    - CrazyJay December 20, 2010, 1:45 am
    Hey I'm from Canada too
    - DarkicoN13 December 20, 2010, 1:54 am
    Nahh I'm English. Think there's a fair few of us tea sipping bastards round here :P
    - SuDoku December 20, 2010, 6:23 am
    I knew that. You tea sipping bastards happen to be some of my favourite people on this site.
    - CrazyJay December 20, 2010, 7:23 am
    Oh yeah? What province?
    - CrazyJay December 20, 2010, 7:23 am
    Aww thanks :) would you like a scone?
    - SuDoku December 20, 2010, 8:07 am
    I'd love one. Maybe with a nice cup of tea to go with it. =D
    - CrazyJay December 20, 2010, 8:47 am
    My brews are the best :D and I'll get you a Honeywell's blueberry scone (even though you won't know what that is) because they're the best :D
    Can't beat it.
    - SuDoku December 20, 2010, 8:52 am
    I don't know, I made some pretty good scones last year when I was taking baking during my culinary arts course, but that sounds excellent just the same.
    - CrazyJay December 20, 2010, 8:55 am
    Fine. I'll make the tea, you make the scones :D
    - SuDoku December 20, 2010, 8:56 am
    Sounds like a plan ;)
    - CrazyJay December 20, 2010, 9:00 am
    I live in nova scotia, was born in vancouver though, how bout you?
    - DarkicoN13 December 20, 2010, 9:00 am
    Sorted! :D
    - SuDoku December 20, 2010, 9:04 am
    Holy shit, I'm in Nova Scotia too, born and raised! Though I did live in Montreal for a bit. Whereabouts?
    - CrazyJay December 20, 2010, 9:04 am
    Really? thats awesome! I live in the Halifax area.
    - DarkicoN13 December 20, 2010, 9:07 am
    Wow, I'm not far from Halifax either! I'm in St. Margret's Bay. Only a 15-20 minute drive away!
    - CrazyJay December 20, 2010, 9:09 am
    Oh sweet you live in the peggys cove region, im not positive if i live exactly in halifax, more so the region. im not that far away from halifax though, i live in Eastern passage to be more specific
    - DarkicoN13 December 20, 2010, 9:11 am
    Nice. Do I sense a Nova Scotian sharenator reunion in downtown Halifax?
    - CrazyJay December 20, 2010, 9:19 am
    I dunno
    - DarkicoN13 December 20, 2010, 9:21 am
    Well, I'm only going to be in town for the holidays since I go to school in PEI. Kind of cool to know fellow sharenators are this close though.
    - CrazyJay December 20, 2010, 9:25 am
    Well the thing is i cant legaly drive yet and i doubt my parents would drop me downtown to me a stranger from the interwebs so...
    - DarkicoN13 December 20, 2010, 9:28 am
    No worries, I have the luxury of being 19, so it's not an issue fore me. That being said I don't expect everyone to have that liberty. It's cool enough for me knowing I'm not the lone Canuck, let alone Nova Scotian here! =D
    - CrazyJay December 20, 2010, 9:34 am
    Yeah im only 14 so... but its cool to see a fellow nova scotian on sharenator :D
    - DarkicoN13 December 20, 2010, 9:36 am
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    thanks for the information you made me smarter

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    • December 26, 2010, 4:39 pm
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