Thursday, January 3, 2019

The 3rd is not too late to...

Today is the 3rd of January and that is not too late to send along New Year’s wishes to my friends here on da bulldog blog!

There’s no doubt that 2019 is going to be a very significant year. Although I don’t have a crystal ball, I think this nascent year is going to be a mixed bag, so to speak, but a year of great consequence.

I’m expecting some good things. Some really, really good things, in fact. I’m certain that the United States will have a new President in 2019. And well before year’s end.

And I’m quite sure we’re going to see some seriously bad events in the next 12 months. Many economists and pundits who cover that facet of human activity are saying that all the signs of a serious impending recession are right there for us to see.

I hasten to add that I’m hoping the economists and prognosticators are wrong about that. But the signs are not good.

Now let me get back to my original purpose for this post: I wish all my friends and folks who follow this humble blog a most happy, safe and prosperous New Year!

We will see a lot of change. I’m persuaded that a lot of those changes will be wonderfully, amazingly good.

I’m concerned that many will fall all the way on the other end of the spectrum.

But regardless of exactly how the year unfolds, I wish with all my heart that you’ll be smiling 50 weeks from now as 2019 draws to a close.

“Bulldog Ben” Basile

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  1. Just visited your blog sooo inspiring You are such a positive light in what is sometimes unnavigatable doom Thank you

  2. Thank you for taking the time to read the post and leave a comment. Have an awesome 2019!

  3. i think the economy is going to be bad this year. i think orange will go this year. i'm tired of seeing the orange conman destroy our country every day. it might take a generation to recover from the damage.
    /my name doesn't show up properly so,
    I am Steve Herzfeld on twitter @american2084
    Thank-you, Ben, for your Amazing resister lists. might be the longest i've seen!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Steve! Very nice indeed! I love reading friends' comments!

      Thanks for the boost; I'll talk to you another time...

  4. Awesome blog Ben. Hope you have a great 2019... hope we all do. I think you're right. Recession is on the horizon. It will be tough, but we'll make it through!

    1. Thanks very much for the comment. I guess the bottom line is we've got to be prepared for whatever may come...

      See you around...

  5. Just want to say I enjoy your writing, Ben. Thank you for following me and adding me to your resister lists. lscalling41. You are an awesome guy!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and esp. for the comment! Made my day! Sorry it took me a while to respond.

      Yes, it's very cool to be connected in more than one corner of the internet! And I do use Facebook quite a bit, too. Will tweet my ID on Facebook to u in a bit.

      Thank you again for your kind words!

  6. Awww! Now I'm blushing! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Here is for 2019 being year of positive change and taking out the trash! @EleanorBell