Skyrocketing gas prices… Check.
Raging inflation… Check.
Soaring precious metals prices… Check.
Plummeting consumer confidence… Check.
A self-absorbed liberal in the White House more concerned about his legacy than governing… Check. Again.
Ugly cars on the road…. Check.
Islamic fundamentalism on the rise in the Middle East… Check.
It’s 1979 all right – but without the 2011 equivalent of Blondie, Bauhaus or the Sex Pistols. And the president isn’t being controlled by a foreign policy crisis; but the year is young.