Muppet movie is hot at the box office.

There was a huge nuclear accident that dramatically set back the nuclear industry.

Attack on embassies in Tehran.

Islamist revolutions in middle east deposing strongmen.

High gas prices.

Newt Gingrich is a rising star in Republican circles.

Pittsburgh Steelers won the Superbowl.

A pre-season ranked Notre Dame football team underwhelmed.

Alabama to play for National Championship.

Against the odds, William Shatner stages a career comeback.

We are told that the electric cars that will save us are just around the corner.

Fading super power mired in ongoing war in Afghanistan.

US Economy in the tank.

President blames Americans for being in a malazy funk.

We have a failed socialist President with plummeting poll numbers.

And we are constantly told that a real conservative can’t possibly win the presidency.

What year is this again?