What type of year was 2016?
Well, it was the type of year when a Presidential candidate accused another Presidential candidate of not being "well equipped" to be President if you know what I mean. Then, that Presidential candidate assured us that he had the tools to be President if you know what I mean.
Of course, the candidate was Donald Trump.
This was one of the 843 different attempts to derail the Trump candidacy. All of them failed.
Including a recent one with stirring calls to be "Hamilton Electors" and to vote one's conscience and not vote for Trump because he is really icky and gross. (Incidentally, it was interesting to see all of the sudden expertise in "The Federalist Papers" by our liberal friends). Like all of the others, it failed and it cost Hillary Clinton four electoral votes.
What type of President will Trump be? Who knows? If he has some good luck, he may turn out to be better than some people fear. Or he could be the sum of all our fears. We'll just have to wait and see
Ah, yes, Hillary Clinton. She was the "Her" in the "I'm With Her" slogan. She would have become President if all of those pesky voters did what they were supposed to and voted for her.
So long, Hillary.
2016 was the type of year in which we found out that Batman didn't like Superman. I thought they were Super Friends.
Captain American and Iron Man didn't like each other either. They blocked each other on Facebook over the election.
There were a lot of terrorist attacks in 2016 committed by, (now brace yourself because this might be a surprise) radical Islamic extremists. One attack, at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida killed 49 people and wounded 53 more.
In the Good Things Come To People Who Wait Department But This is Ridiculous: The Chicago Cubs won The World Series for the first time since 1908. Cleveland won its first championship, in anything, since 1964 when Lebron James led the Cavaliers to the NBA Championship.
Bob Dylan won The Nobel Prize for Literature. I heard it "The Hugh Hewitt Show".
Hugh Hewitt: "Jonah Goldberg, breaking news. Bob Dylan has just won The Nobel Prize for Literature."
Jonah Goldberg: "Holy crap!"
2016 was the year we said goodbye to David Bowie, Doris Roberts, Glenn Frey, Prince, Muhammad Ali and Garry Shandling.
Last, but not least was our old pal, Leonard Cohen. When word reached him early in 2016 that a former girl friend was dying, he wrote these words:
"Well Marianne, it's come to this time when we are really so old and our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon. Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine
"And you know that I've always loved you for your beauty and for your wisdom, but I don't need to say anything more about that because you know all about that. But now, I just want to wish you a very good journey.
"Goodbye old friend. Endless love, see you down the road."
That is a good wish for 2017. Endless love and I'll see you down the road.