It's almost New Year’s Eve, and that means it's time to ring in 2011. (Weren't we just worrying about the "Y2K bug"? How time flies.) If you're like us, you’re planning on indulging a little bit tomorrow night. Whether you'll be chowing down on finger foods at a party or watching the ball drop on TV with a cold one, it's okay to celebrate, free of food nannies and their finger-wagging.

As our regular readers know, it's been a busy year. We've seen New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg go after soda and salt. We've dealt with meatheads who hate eggs and eggheads who hate meat. We’ve watched food cops go anti-dairyanti-meatanti-Tupperware, and anti-First Amendment. We've tangled with Mehmet OzJillian Michaels, Gwyneth PaltrowAlicia Silverstone, and “Saved By the Bell” teeny-bopper Kelly Kapowski.

Frankly, it’s all been worth it. Personal responsibility, consumer choice, financial freedom, and activist transparency are things worth fighting for. Remember that as you indulge a little this New Year’s Eve — and then make your resolutions the next day.