Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Announcing the Voting for the 2014 Ass Clown of the Year!

Today, Dear Readers, is December 17th, and it's time to start thinking about nominations for the

2014 Ass Clown of the Year!

Yes, in the last twelve months we've named 22 Ass Clowns of the Month (actually, as you know, I started doing it biweekly earlier this year, there being no shortage of nominees), but it's time to dishonor the person or group who has risen to the supreme heights of ass-clownery by naming him ... or her ... or them ... as the Ass Clown of the Year. After all, someone must take over the reins from our 2014 Ass Clown of the Year, The Tea Party.

For those of you who might be new to the voting procedure, or who need a review, here it is:

1. You may vote for any 2014 Ass Clown of the Month designee, or for any other individual or group you feel is more deserving.

2. Chicago Rules voting applies. You may vote as often as you want, for as many candidates as you wish. No limit. You may also cast votes on behalf of your family members (living or dead), your friends, your friends' family members, your pets, and your imaginary childhood friends. After all, the GOP is convinced that everyone but them votes this way anyhow, so you may as well go for it.

There are no other rules.

For your reference in case you want to review the field, here's a recap of the 22 Ass Clowns of the Month who have been dishonored so far this year:

January 21 - Dennis Rodman
February 11 - Vladimir Putin
March 14 - Kyle Tasker
April 4 - Robert H. Richards III and Judge Jan Jurden
April 14 - Mike Huckabee
May 8 - Chris Sevier
June 4 - Samuel Joseph "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher
June 17 - Eric Cantor
June 27 - John Boehner
July 11 - The Supreme Court
July 14 - Kentucky State Senator Brandon Smith
July 25 - Vladimir Putin (second award in 2014)
August 8 - The Rope Nazi
August 22 - ISIS/"The Islamic State"
September 5 - Justin Bieber
September 19 - Oscar Pistorius
October 3 - Alex Jones
October 17 - Leslie Rutledge
October 31 - John Boehner (second award in 2014, and third overall)
November 14 - The Government of India
November 28 - Senator Lindsey Graham
December 12 - Elizabeth Lauten

We'll name the final monthly Ass Clown on December 26th, so you may want to pace yourself with your voting.

Voting begins immediately, and closes at midnight on December 31st. The winner will be announced in this blog on January 1st. Don't delay - let your voice be heard! As notorious gangster Alphonse Capone once urged - "Vote early, vote often."

Have a good day.

More thoughts coming.



eViL pOp TaRt said...

Considering that the Russian economy is in the tank, I nominate Vladimir Putin. Also, his infringements on Ukraine sovergnity help as well.

Anemone said...

What about the Taliban?

Bilbo said...

Anemone, I'm going to take that as a vote for the Taliban, who are certainly deserving. We have our first two votes, and the competition is off and running!

Linda Kay said...

Both votes so far sound great...Putin!

KathyA said...

Ted Cruz!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...


Mike said...

The American voter for voting in more crazy Republicans instead of.... uhh.... let me get back to you.