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I was paying no attention to New Year's because I'm on the west coast and it's not here for another three hours. But the kids had CNN on. The big ball drop in New York. Some guy singing New York, New York, and then someone else singing America The Beautiful and goddamned if it didn't get to me.

2008 was great for me, personally, and for my family. I don't know that many other people share that sentiment. I think 2008 rattled a lot of people. But either way, 2009 is going to be a good year. That's right: fuck the irony Gods, I'm predicting that 2009 will be a great year.

A year from now we'll laugh at the people predicting the demise of America.

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