Newstalgia Thousand Yard Stare with 1991 in Review. NPR's All Things Considered do a review of the year and a look back a some of the stories that made news, or just our eyes roll.
December 28, 2011

Desert Storm - Saddam's little going-away present.

Continuing the review of years past - 1991 gets votes for sheer memorability. A lot happened that year and much of it would have repercussions for years, if not decades to come.

Operation Desert Storm was one of those situations that would rear its ugly head in the next decade. So was the Stock Market, so were hedge funds, so were CEO's salaries - a lot of things we sort of shrugged our shoulders over came back to bite us in later years.

And who could forget Clarence Thomas? Certainly the Bush (#1) Administration's gift that's kept on giving for a lot of years since.

You could point to this year as the start of a lot of fast-and-loose living. Of course, there was still the Dot Com bubble to appear, but that wasn't for another year or so. 1991 was bad enough all on its own.

Here is NPR's take on it via All Things Considered from December 31st, complete with a vocal rendition of "My Favorite Things" as a reminder 1991 being just a little more haywire than a lot of years in the past.

And maybe you just forgot all about it. I know I certainly tried.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.