"Bad year, 2011, even though some bad guys and charlatans got a karma blast. Osama bin Laden got it up close and personal from a SEAL, while his cohort al-Awlaki got drilled from the sky. Khadafy went down, and Assad is tottering.
Schwarzenegger, Weiner, Sheen, and Cain all got hammered in the court of public opinion. Blagojevich, Bonds, and Mubarak were held accountable in actual courts.
Casey Anthony got away with killing her two-year-old daughter. Amanda Knox finally beat the rap in Italy. And Kim Kardashian continued to be the poster girl for narcissism.
Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, by all accounts a stellar human being, survived a brutal gun attack. But more than 20,000 Japanese did not survive the earthquake and tsunami that hit in March.
But things like these happen every year. The primary reason that 2011 is not a year to remember is focused around one thing: The folks continue to get a bad deal."