Culture In six words, how would you describe 2011? Eric Ringham December 29, 2011, 5:00 AM Dec 29, 2011 85 comments We’re just two days from the end of 2011. Today’s Question: In six words, how would you describe 2011? (Inspired by SMITH Magazine’s Six-Word Memoir project and book series .) ‹ Older Do you trust information from social media any more or less than information from traditional media? Newer › What’s your New Year’s resolution for Minnesota? Browse by category Education Health Economy Politics/Government Culture Religion/Ethics Science/Technology Transportation Race/Gender Environment/Energy Security International affairs Immigration Media Military About the blogger Eric Ringham firstname.lastname@example.org Clark Obama -punish success, reward failure kevin Wet then dry, oh my! Phil A year between 2010 and 2012 Phli A year between 2010 and 2012 Randi Reitan shameful anti-gay amendment brought by Republicans Clerk “The rent is too damn high” ;^) Luke Van Santen Departing too rapidly, many shining memories. Michael Maupin The summer fried, then fall occupied Jolene Deployed. Fell in love with Ryan. Basic synopsis of my year, at least! another gasbag Koch in tryst equals family values GaryF Realizing big government is not sustainable. thomas Dayton -Keep spending other people’s money reggie Rich get richer, everyone else poorer. Lou Osama bin Laden: We’ll never forget. Brad Johnson Economy getting stronger, despite political gridlock. Phil D. Rich encounter turbulence; poor not belted GB goodbye Bro, layoff, turned 60, challenging Hiram The year America’s failure became visible. Amy Sadness, loss, grief. No silver lining. Bill Zionist agenda, no criminal banksters jailed GregX The new growth is flat. Proschai! david Hypocritical plutocratic republicans destroyed the nation! Mary Ron Paul hope for the future Eric Thank you Obama for getting Osama. Kyle American police state sweeps into place JasonB Wish we had an Arab Spring. suzie allowed to retire before laidoff, whew! Erika Double mastectomy, chemo, baldness, radiation…resurection Gail Faultless leader languishes on Hawaiian beach Rick A few… I’m still breathing; 2012 be better! Closing time…you can’t stay here. More bickering, the show goes on. patty politicians, embarrassing elections, scary choices, none Gary Republicans obstructed, Europe teetered, weather ravaged. Chris Working, re-tooling, opportunistic, in-shape, optimistic, winning Mark Suffering the Consequences – Hairball in Congress Tom no Osama, Jobs; yes tsunami, Kepler 22-b Kim 2011…Learned we are having another baby! Chuck Politicians run amuck, unemployed outta luck Bruce “We” are in this together! Christen Love, marriage, baby carriage? (Well… almost!) Steve the Cynic Congressional plutocrats take ball, go home. Cara Norling Republicans equals rich, what about the rest? Guthrie Horgan Just could not end quickly enough. James We are out of Iraq! James The year of the Packers. DCM employed, healthy, loving family, great experiences GregX American business has two trillion dollars! Amy V Quit complaining and blaming. Embraced grace. Bill Zionists controlled media, banks, and politicians Larry M. Climate Change, political stunts, slight gains. Lance MPR listeners can’t count to six. Lance Politics and media – bread and circuses Jessica E Despair? So 2010. We ROSE UP! Joe Schaedler Government and economic quagmires, social protests Caroline Wave, Protest, War, Greed: Hope Persists vicki nyman The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Rowzat Toddler in daycare. I am sick. Caitlin Glad I learned these lessons early. Tony The worst year I’ve ever had. Kirk Un-yielding political party holds nation hostage ANN funeral,alone,unemployed years,fired again Nancy Naylor old, oppressions, fall, new, revelations, arise Kelly death of dictators, rise of protesters KevinVC first year of the ninety-nine percent Carmi Rae Bleifuss Recession is over? Depression gains foothold! White Collar Crimes Elizabeth, liz, izzy, beth, betty, bet ynot Better above ground than below ground ScottF I don’t pay taxes – I’m rich! Steve the Cynic Preposterous opinions never cease to amaze. Ernie broke like a joke and snoring Dave Totally outrageous opportunities to make money Brandon Barclay Well, it’s all downhill from here. melody Winds of change can feel strange Hank What the hell happened over here? Matt Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! Fuck! Janet Empty nest, middle-aged love: Paradise Dert McGert Commenters are idiots, yes I am! August Cedergren could’a been worse, can’t complain. Jack The best plant’s still not legal. OccupyMN Occupy Together, Occupy Everywhere, Occupy Heart-Mind! John Lund I became convinced our civilization’s doomed. Sooner, not later, sad to say. If the apocolypse doesn’t get us, climate change will do us in. Begin saying farewell to humanity. Ko Ko Nose Occupy protesters are lazy people. Underminers of American dream. Labor unions should be rid of because they don’t help for the the country’s economy. Ko Ko Nose Obama is good, but he is a friend of the lazy rather than the poor. He might have tried to be the best friend of the poor. But his policies to help out people who do not want to work and claim what they have not earned is damaging the country’s economy. Steve the Cynic Some people just can’t follow directions. Mark G Rich get elevator, others get shaft. Henry Grow more hemp, hemp hemp hurrah!