OSV 2010: The 8 Biggest Stories

It’s a wee bit early, but Our Sunday Visitor has posted a look at the 8 biggest stories of 2010. See if you can read this excerpt from the intro and figure out who wrote it:

“…let us look back at a teeter-totter of a year, where high-riding America suddenly found herself hitting the ground of reality with a thud. War is not over; the economic recovery is slow-to-stagnant and those who are not yet struggling themselves know someone, or love someone, who is.

We learned a few things in 2010: Service economies are hard to grow when housing markets are closed; Brett Favre is not unbreakable; your kids will hear you better if you text them; shooting a TV does not make “Dancing With the Stars” go away; the stock market doesn’t necessarily have any bearing on realities; a college degree in anything but the hard sciences really may not be worth it, after all; Russia is still a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; Christian oppression is not just for ancient Romans, anymore; reality TV has turned half the nation into voyeurs and the other half into exhibitionists; the wrong people want to be the exhibitionists; TSA patdowns may feel like a flashback to a bad dating experience; airport metal detectors are so graphic the only mystery left is your blood type; and no matter how many channels your cable package provides, you will not get away from the ubiquitous Sarah Palin!

Oh, lighten up! :-) Are you going to say she was not ubiquitous this year?

You can read it all here, and vote on what you thought was the biggest story of the year, too.

The Net Neutrality Coup occurred too late to make it onto most lists, but it will be a big story next year, I think.

More Retrospectives Appearing:
A look at Obama’s year and their top ten stories

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  • Katherine


    I’m sorry to mention this, but for me your site is messed up. The margins are off set, and none of the links seem to be working. I’m not having the problem anywhere else and it’s been a few days now. I’m using Internet Explorer.

    It may be me, but you never know, I thought I would let you know.


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  • Michael

    My margins seemed to be compressed also. Visually, it is hard to read. It’s been this way for a couple of days.

  • dave roth

    Using IE8; yes, it’s messed up.

  • Steve Colby

    OK with Google Chrome, but errors with IE6.
    Error details:
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  • kelleyb

    Sister Mary “Whack Your Knuckles” (I can never remember her name) ;-) is very proud of you Dear Lizzy. You have had a banner year. May God continue to bless you the Christmas Season, Thank you

  • kelleyb

    oh, the site is perfect in Firefox.

  • Mila

    My margins are also wrong. I use IE8.

  • jm

    My only problem is that all of your posts and comments are centered instead of having margins on the left.

    (You can also interpret that in any political way you like.)

    Merry Christmas!


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