Friday, December 28, 2012

The DUMBCON-1 Top Ten

The end of the year seems to be the season for compiling lists of things from the past 12 months, generally list of the best/worst variety - the best/worst movies, the best/worst songs, the best/worst news/sports/entertainment stories, the hottest male/female celebrities, etc, etc. Miss Cellania has, as she does each year, compiled a vast compendium of year-end lists over the last week or so, and link-surfing through all of them is a pleasant way to kill time ... assuming that you like it better dead.

And being a master of appropriating good ideas, here is Bilbo's List of the Top Ten News Stories of 2012 that have contributed to the designation of the past year as a 100% DUMBCON 1 year ...

10. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid accuses GOP presidential wannabe Mitt Romney of not paying any income taxes for ten years.

9. Senator Mitch McConnell filibusters his own bill in the Senate when Democrats call his bluff.

8. Members of the Westboro Baptist Church announce plans to picket the funerals of children murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

7. Retired General and sitting CIA Director David Petraeus crashes in flames after exposure of his affair with his (very attractive) biographer.

6. Hurricane Sandy provides opportunities for politically expendient bloviation.

5. Congress tries to dodge its responsibilities by defaulting solution of its self-inflicted fiscal wounds to a "Supercommittee" ... which also dodges its responsibilities, leading to the looming end-of-year fiscal disaster.

4. The derecho windstorm of late June generates more, but less damaging, wind than Congress.

3. Lindsay Lohan. What more needs to be said?

2. The National Rifle Association insists that the only way to protect children is to station armed guards in schools.

1. The GOP blames everything but its tone-deaf policies for losing the presidential election.

And what do you think are the DUMBCON-1 level news stories of 2012? Leave a comment. There's plenty of stupidity out there to share.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

Those pretty well do it.

2012 was not a great year. As vintages go, it produced a lot of vinegar.

Duckbutt said...

Gen. Petraeus a least provided some comic relief.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

For the Brits add Prince Harry's antics in Vegas

Mike said...

WBC and the NRA are running neck and neck for morons of the year.