Monday, February 13, 2012

The Ass Clown of the Month Award Returns!

It's been a long time since we designated an Ass Clown of the Month dishonoree here at Bilbo's Place. It's not for want of candidates (the Republican primaries are going on, after all, and there are plenty of useless Democrats out there, too), but - as ever - it's just been too hard to pick.

But I have made a selection!

We generally make an award to an individual, although there is a precedent for group awards (to the Westboro Baptist Church), but today we give the award not to an individual or a group, but to an entire country! Ladies and gentlemen, with an appropriate drum roll we award the coveted Ass Clown of the Month award to


Yes, Dear Readers, the spectacle of lunatics rioting in the streets of Athens because they don't want to give up a lifestyle they expect the rest of the world to subsidize has cemented Greece's worthiness for this award. You've had a great life you couldn't afford. Don't burn the place down because you expect the rest of us to pay for it.

Of course, the only real difference between Greeks and Americans at this point is that Americans don't want to make any sacrifices either ... we just aren't rioting yet. But don't worry, I'm sure the Republicans and the Democrats will work together to ensure we'll get there.

Have a good day. Be here tomorrow for our Valentine's Day special.

More thoughts then.



Mike said...

I don't understand Greeces' problem. Just print more money!

Banana Oil said...

Weren't they satisfied with that musical about them, starring John Travolta?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Is there something in the probably polluted water there that causes them to not focus on reality? The rest of Europe is offering them a can to bail with, and they want a museum-quality vase! What if Europe just wrote them off, and declared them retrospectively a part of Asia?

Dave Hess said...

As a German taxpayer, I have more than a casual interest in what's going on in Greece. In my opinion the billions in bailout money we're giving them are only delaying the inevitable. But it hurts even more to know that a good portion of that money will have to go to repair the damage by rioters protesting the very plan that is supposed to rescue them.

Duckbutt said...

A good selection for Ass Clowns of the Week! But, as usual, the competition was fierce!

Big Sky Heidi said...

What about Europe, for bailing them out?

Oh well, we bailed out General Motors. Engine Charlie Watson once said, "What is good for General Motors is good for America." We took him literally.