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Steve Lunetta: My resolutions for 2014

Posted: December 30, 2013 2:00 a.m.
Updated: December 30, 2013 2:00 a.m.

Time for the annual New Year’s column. I always write these things after the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy staff has left the offices for the day following the Christmas party.

I survey the wreckage of the office and realize that it has been a taxing year. Many of us lost jobs, had hours cut, or were forced to lose/downgrade our health insurance.

On the plus side, the Obamacare disaster was political suicide for the Democrats. Other Obama scandals which, for the sake of brevity, we will simply label as “Obama-drama,” have so tarnished his administration that any president who follows him will look like the Second Coming.

A Republican majority in both houses of Congress as well as control of the White House are clearly attainable. America has had a taste of pure socialism and it tastes bad.

In the Golden State, Governor Moonbeam seems to have mellowed in his later years and, surprisingly, has turned into much more of a fiscal conservative, actually sparring with labor unions over the state budget.

Locally, the possible retirement of our own Buck McKeon has created tantalizing possibilities for some politicians.

The jockeying for position has already started and will make for a very interesting year. Tell your friends to renew their Signal subscriptions — its gonna be fun.

How did I do on last year’s resolutions? Well, before the article was even finished, I was down four. The fifth one, however, I think I stuck to.

It was about being thankful for my family and what I’ve been blessed with. So I finished one-for-five.
On to this year.

First, I resolve to continue to wage war against the unscientific denizens of the “climate change” faith until they begin to realize that all their data proves is that climate changes. Duh.

Whether it gets colder or warmer is beyond our current capability to predict and, certainly, what causes it has not been firmly established.

Theories are simply that. Theories. You can choose to believe them but that becomes a matter of faith. Liberals take note.

My Buggy Whip Theory is just as valid as your carbon dioxide theory. The use of buggy whips through the 20th century has decreased as the Earth warmed. I believe that the two are related. My data is just as legit as yours.

Second, I resolve to explore the insurance exchanges directly and test them. This will be a column soon. I had a friend send me data that was hard to believe. When I challenged it, I found it was allegorical.

Liberals note: conservatives, even when presented with data that they like, will challenge it to assure its veracity. We all must do the same.

Some have said that Obamacare is merely a wealth transfer and a power grab scheme. This is a strong possibility. But until I have tested it myself, I will not say this is true. Stay tuned.

Third, I resolve to see every super hero movie that comes out. Yeah, I know, it’s silly. But I am really intrigued by the idea of Superman vs. Batman.

How can the Caped Crusader hope to fend off theMan of Steel? Did Alfred put Kryptonite in all of the Bat’s gear? I am so excited.

Fourth, I resolve to try to be a better husband, father, friend, and family member. This is an area that is tough for me and, quite possibly, is for you as well. One thing that I know helps immensely is to find a place of faith to worship.

I think we need a place that reminds us weekly of what we should strive to be. We are bombarded all week long with messages of hedonism, selfishness, lethargy, sexuality, perversion, unfaithfulness, unrighteousness, lies and hate.

If you need some recommendations, email me or Pastor David Hegg. Or go talk to your local priest, imam or rabbi. We all need something greater to aspire to — it’s the nature of man to do so.

Fifth, I resolve to continue to write for The Signal and share my views in an entertaining way. I realize that we may not always agree. That’s OK. But I appreciate the fact that you took the time to read me.

I am also grateful that The Signal allows local writers to express their views. This is a sacred right that we have, and The Signal is key in our exercise of it. 

Have a happy New Year!

Steve Lunetta is a resident of Santa Clarita and can’t wait for 2014. Governor Perry begins the march to Pennsylvania Avenue. Steve can be reached at


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