New Year 2014 – 2013 Wrap – AskMarion WoC Series

So… Will Our 2014 Glasses Be Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Will Each or Us Be Participants or Observers in Our Future?


You are either a Part of the Problem, a Part of the Solution or You will be Swept-Up in the Decisions Made by Others!!

By Marion Algier – The War on Christmas (and religion) verses the Spirit of Christmas Series at AskMarion – 32

News Highlights and Lowlights of 2013

Video: Highlights of 2013 by Judge Jeanine Pirro

Some of the Best of 2013:

The courage and conviction of individuals like Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mike Lee, Jeff Sessions, Jason Chaffetz, Michele Bachmann, Trey Gowdy, Betsy McCaughey, Phil Robertson, Edward Snowden, Conservative and Independent Journalists and Bloggers, plus many others who are not as visible, and corporations like Hobby Lobby and Chic-fil-A who have stood up for every day Americans and individual freedom against the Progressives in Washington D.C. and the ruling elite worldwide!

Ted Cruz makes top of Most Influential Poll

Lloyd Marcus Says Thanks Duck Dynasty for the Christmas Gift – WoC 2013

Less People Are Listening to Mainstream Media and Fox News Remains Cable Ratings Champ  and Alternatives Like the Glenn Beck ‘TheBlaze’ Network Give People Options

Some of the Worst of 2013:

The ObamaCare Rollout 

Wake-Up… ObamaCare Eliminates Your Plan by Design

Suzanne Somers Calls ObamaCare “A Socialist Ponzi Scheme”

Betsy McCaughey: Obamacare designed to vastly expand single payer Medicaid by eviscerating Medicare

Ted Cruz in Iowa… Keynote Speaker at Reagan Dinner and Defenders of Freedom Fundraiser In Iowa Where He Bashes ObamaCare and Talks ‘Single Biggest Lie in Politics’

Benghazi Cover-up and Lack of Accountability

Rep. Trey Gowdy: New York Times Doing PR Work For Hillary, White House On Benghazi

Judge Jeanine Pirro Calls Out Hillary Clinton & Barack Obama as Liars

Benghazi Scandal – Pat Smith: Hillary Doesn’t Give A Damm About You!!! – Cover-Up Or Clean-Up?

What Difference Does It Make?

‘MSNBC’ Daily Coverage… Especially:

Martin Bashir Makes Unforgiveable Comments About Sarah Palin

Melissa Creates Division of ‘Color’ of Santa and Jesus

Melissa Harris-Perry Attacks Romney Grandchild and Latest Adoption

2013’s Duh… I should have had a V8 Moment:

Barbara Walters On Obama: ‘We Thought He Was Going To Be The Next Messiah’

Best in Media

‘The Bible’ opened the door for more religion-themed series and has created the resurrection of the event or mini series. Following its massive ratings haul for History, broadcast and cable networks alike have looked to miniseries to draw eyeballs, top talent and awards cache in a bid to bring live viewers. NBC picked up A.D.

The Sound of Music was produced for close to $9 million and captivated the country. While Carrie Underwood generated as many groans as kudos for her acting Broadway veteran Audra McDonald received cheers for her stellar performance, but in the end the three-hour live show clicked with the audience, drawing a whopping 18.5 million viewers.  A great thought that musicals and wholesome entertainment could make a comeback.

Worst in Media


2013: The Year of Shamelessness

Miley Cyrus hands down wins the worst in media award! Miley Cyrus’s disgusting twerking display at the VMA Show was one of the worst moments in media this year and in general.  But even worse than her performance was the fact that she essentially ended up as Entertainer of the Year with several smash hits, based on behavior that tainted another generation of young girls.  And perhaps even worse is that many of that generation of girls’ parents have supported the purchase of Miley’s music since the VMA performance, helping to make Miley Entertainer of the Year!

A great story, “The Butler (Kindle)” was co-oped by Oprah and the Progressive left for political and vindictive purposes.  Much of the actual butlers experiences were rewritten to support the race card play and the director admitted that he purposely chose lefty traitor Jane Fonda to play elegant and beloved Republican First Lady Nancy Reagan and then misrepresented the Reagans as well.  But every once in awhile karma plays her hand as exemplified by the absence of several award nominations they anticipated.

Heart Touching Moments of 2013 

Family of miracle child celebrates 2013

‘Miracle’ dog that survived gassing headed to Rose Parade

Lie(s) of the Year:

“If you like your healthcare coverage”, if you like your doctor(s), you can keep them!” … President Barack H. Obama

And a Few of the Best Books of 2013

Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics (Kindle)

Margaret Thatcher on Leadership: Lessons for American Conservatives Today (Kindle)

Miracles and Massacres: True and Untold Stories of the Making of America (Kinclle)

Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas’ (Kindle),

The Romney Family Table: Sharing Home-Cooked Recipes & Favorite Traditions (Kindle)

The Founding Conservatives: How a Group of Unsung Heroes Saved the American Revolution (Kindle)

The Black Book of the American Left: The Collected Conservative Writings of David Horowitz (Kindle)

Collusion: How the Media Stole the 2012 Election—and How to Stop Them from Doing It in 2016 (Kindle)

THE ENEMIES WITHIN: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress (Kindle)

How Obama Betrayed America….And No One Is Holding HIm Accountable (Kindle)

Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All (Kindle)

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants (Kindle)

George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution (Kindle)

History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time (Kindle)

Killing Jesus (Kindle)

The Liberty Amendments (Kindle)


Pope Francis I : He took the name of a humble saint, Frances, and then called for a church of healing. The first non-European pope in 1,200 years is poised to transform a place that measures change by the century.  Love him or hate him… some even think he will be the last Pope, he is making changes.

The Shortlist

He pulled off the year’s most spectacular heist. Exiled from his country, the 30-year-old computer whiz has become the doomsayer of the information age.  Some think he is a hero, others think he is traitor for his methods, but most agree that the information is invaluable!

In her ninth decade, she started a judicial odyssey, fighting a battle she never expected to wage—let alone win. Now she’s the matriarch of the gay-rights movement

The doctor turned despot kept his grip on power. Still he sits uneasily on his contaminated throne. As Syria disintegrates, another generation of turbulence awaits

New Senator from Texas, Ted Cruz… who credits Sarah Palin, dubbed as the Kingmaker in conservative circles, for her help to get him there, has taken Washington by storm. Love him or hate him, he is a vision of the future!

Hope was a great gift to mankind… but as Thomas Sowell warns: 2014 is A New Year Staring With Old ProblemsWith ObamaCare Americans will face a choice to be citizen or subject, eagles or ostriches, believers in freedom or lazy socialists hoping the government will actually take care of them as they promised…

So, the Question for the Day: Will 2014 Be the Year Americans Finally Say Enough Is Enough? 

Watcher’s Forum: What Are Your Predictions For 2014?


New Years Eve – WoC 2013

Everyone Has at Least One Book in Them, Between Christmas and New Years is a Good Time to Start Yours – WoC 2013

Lloyd Marcus Says Thanks Duck Dynasty for the Christmas Gift – WoC 2013

Muslim Groups Are Reportedly Circulating This Illustration of Santa Getting Punched in the Face – WoC 2013

‘Allahu Akbar’: Shock Video Shows Muslims Allegedly ‘Stoning’ Christian Protesters in…Michigan

‘Religious’ Sex Toys for Jews, Christians, & Muslims? You’d Be Surprised

Three American Teachers Slaughtered for Christian Faith in Muslim World (op-ed)

Screaming Anti-Islam Protesters Taunt Muslims With Pig’s Head: ‘You’re Going to Melt in the Fires of Hell!’

‘Miracle’ dog that survived gassing headed to Rose Parade

How The Grinch Stole Healthcare

Kwanzaa – WoC 2013

The 2nd Day of Christmas–St. Stephen’s Day, Boxing Day and Wenceslaus

Members of Congress Win Right to Say ‘Merry Christmas’ Without Ethics Violation – WoC 2013

Merry Christmas From Ask Marion

Simpler Times, A Groetzmeier Christmas – WoC 2013

Presidential Christmas Addresses… WoC 2013

Last Minute, Budget and Gifts of Thoughtfulness – WoC 2013

The Best Part of the Christmas Season – Love, Charity, and Kindness – WoC 2013

Christmas for Pet People – Woc 2013  –  Watch Glenn Beck’s (2012) Emotional Tribute To His Dog, Victor

Christmas Baking – WoC 2013

The Best Christmas Gifts – WoC 2013

Remembering Military and Veterans at Christmastime – W0C 2013

American Traditions – WoC 2013

Still Think There Is No War on Christmas – WoC 2013

In Defense of the Truth and Megyn Kelly – WoC 2013

Carolling… or Caroling and Christmas Music – WoC 2013

Best Christmas Season Movie Classics – WoC 2013

Santa Photos… Often Yesterday’s Oooops Are Tomorrow’s Treasures! – WoC 2013

Christmas Lights – WoC 2013

Nativity Scenes and Glories – The Reason For the Season – WoC 2013

European Markets or Christkindlmarkts Capture the Christmas Spirit – WoC 2013

St. Nickolas Day – WoC 2013

Hanukkah… The Jewish Festival of Lights – WoC 2013

God Rest Ye Merry Merchants – Christmas: An American Holiday and Tradition to Love and Preserve – WoC 2013

Where Does the War on Christmas Come From? A Worthwhile Read – WoC 2013

The War on Christmas verses the Spirit of Christmas Series 2013 at AskMarion – WoC 2013

Advent – The Season of Anticipation and Hope – WoC 2013

2013 Official Christmas Card Only Features the Four-Legged Obamas

Sending Holiday Season Regards to our Conservative Warriors

ANOTHER FAILED IDEA: Woman gets laughed at after bringing up Obamacare at Thanksgiving…

The Twelve Days of ObamaCare

Huckabee’s ’12 Days Of ObamaCare’

Disney scores big with biblical valuesBut their subsidiary A&E suspends Phil Robertson for expressing his

The Thanksgiving Illusion

Obama Thanksgiving and Christmas Disgrace

Keeping Pets Safe for the Holidays: The “Not So Safe” or No-No Pet Food List

Sarah Palin on Politics and Religion • 11/10/13 With Susan Page

The Cross – Billy Graham’s Message To America

Citizenship and Church Membership

Happy 101st Birthday, Daddy

Some Fun Christmas Pet Photos From 2013 and Years Past

Books, Knowledge, History, Memories… How Erasing Them Changes Cultures, Countries, The World – Updated

There are some great books out for Christmas this year: ‘Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas’ (Kindle), The Romney Family Table: Sharing Home-Cooked Recipes & Favorite Traditions (Kindle) and Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather’s Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most (Kindle) Plus: Losing Our Religion(Kindle) by atheist S. E. Cupp,  The United States vs. Santa Claus: The Untold Story of the Actual War on Christmas (Kindle) and Culture Warrior (Kindle)

About Ask Marion

I am a babyboomer and empty nester who savors every moment of my past and believes that it is the responsibility of each of us in my generation and Americans in general to make sure that America is as good or even a better place for future generations as it was for us. So far... we haven't done very well!! Favorite Quotes: "The first 50 years are to build and acquire; the second 50 are to leave your legacy"; "Do something that scares you every day!"; "The journey in between what you once were and who you are becoming is where the dance of life really takes place". At age 62 I find myself fighting inoperable uterine Cancer and thanks to the man upstairs and the prayers from so many people including many of my readers from AskMarion and JustOneMorePet... I'm beating it. After losing our business because of the economy and factors related to the re-election of President Obama in 2012 followed by 16-mos of job hunting, my architect-trained husband is working as a trucker and has only been home approximately 5-days a month since I was diagnosed, which has made everything more difficult and often lonely... plus funds are tight. Our family medical deductible is 12K per year for two of us; thank you ObamaCare. But thanks to donations from so many of you, we are making ends meet as I go through treatment while taking care of my father-in-law who is suffering from late stage Alzheimer's and my mother-in-law who suffers from RA and onset dementia as well as hearing loss, for which there are no caretaker funds, as I continue the fight here online to inform and help restore our amazing country. And finally I need to thank a core group of family, friends, and readers... all at a distance, who check in with me regularly. Plus, I must thank my furkids who have not left my side through this fight. You can see them at JustOneMorePet.
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