...because there is no possibility of a happy year with the current leadership of this country: people who lie to start illegal and unjust wars then approve of torturing innocents.
I can't wish a happy New Year when I know that nothing we do will stop the erosion of our freedom under people who believe that dictatorship is a great idea as long as they are in charge ("If this was a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator." - George W Bush, December 18, 2002).
With such people in charge, how can anyone hope that 2005 will be anything but utter crap? Even if you are one of the idiots who support the murdering scumsucking liars, eventually they will turn on you -- something you like or do will be declared "evil" by the ruling party... then you will earn a trip to Gitmo for your efforts.
So "happy"? Only in the dreams of people who send our troops to die for their lies. There is nothing but more rain and sadness on the horizon. 2005 looks to be even worse than 2004 and 2003, which I didn't think was possible until November 2nd. Now I know that a slight majority of voting Americans are complete fools who believe that war and torture are good things, which means that we won't have "happy" years until, and unless, some of those fools somehow grow brains. I don't expect it to happen anytime soon.
And remember, if you voted for Dubya, you'd better sign up for the military RIGHT NOW, because you support his war, and he needs troops. Doesn't matter what your age is, he's forcing 70-year-olds back into the military using the back-door draft. So if you voted for him, you are absolutely morally obligated to sign up. If you don't, then you are a hypocrite, and you don't deserve to live in a free country. So I expect to hear that Red Staters are signing up for the military in droves. If not, then I know that the Blue Staters were right, and Red Staters are moral cowards. They can talk the talk, but they refuse to walk the walk.