Two Covers To Commemorate The End Of The 112th Congress

Tyler Durden's picture

Presenting two covers to commemorate what may be the most dysfunctional Congress in the history of the US: the 112th, whose final official day is today. The only Congress that will be worse is the 113th, then the 114th and so on.

First, from Bloomberg:

And from the Economist:

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jekyll island's picture

I think a plane smashing into the World Trade Center would be a better depiction of the 112th congress.  And that is being kind. 

Zer0head's picture


try  Demons

(f Bloomberg)

SheepDog-One's picture

Bloomberg's just mad that there wasn't far more free monies.

Jay Gould Esq.'s picture

Bill Banzai does far better work.

tip e. canoe's picture

my thoughts exactly.   looks like someone at the E-con-omist has been lurking...

in an ideal world, they would have hired Bill to do the cover, but why bother when you can rip it off and call it your own?

time to take it to next level...


old naughty's picture

The next level, you say?

Let's close the Congress. Let the States run their own. Save the pay-outs. And it will not get any worse than 2012.

machineh's picture

Don't just close it, demolish it.

It's more toxic than Chernobyl.

IvyMike's picture

Does anybody really expect mature decision-making from a species that becomes more juvenile every generation?

Maturity just isn't attractive.

Oh, and don't forget, human brains are shrinking.

If Modern Humans Are So Smart, Why Are Our Brains Shrinking?

RockyRacoon's picture

In that case, the Geniac would be the size of Saturn to equal the computing power of my microwave oven.

IvyMike's picture

Skull sizes progressively becoming smaller is a mark of domestication.

It happens to dogs, horses, cows, humans, and the other several dozen domesticable species that can survive being caged. (And yes, State Society, a.k.a. Civilization, is a zoo.)

BTW, the chief psychological symptoms of domestication are stupidity and docility.

In other words, humans are becoming progressively poodle-ized.


Peter J. Wilson (1991) The? Domestication of the Human Species. Yale University Press.

Jack Goody. The Domestication of the Savage Mind. Cambridge University Press.

Al Huxley's picture

That's an interesting take, worth considering (although impact is likely longer-term).  William Calvin provides a fairly in-depth and interesting look at the causes and effectives of species juvenilization in The Ascent of Mind. 

machineh's picture

If skulls are getting smaller, why are tits getting bigger?

WTFRLY's picture

bioaccumulation of hormones in the food and maybe hormone imbalances caused by things in food

Jonas Parker's picture

or more plastic surgeons looking to... ahh... expand their practices.

tango's picture

My reply - if every single member of Congress is evil, an idiot and on the payroll of the financial big boys, why not run yourself?  Isn't this supposed to be a people's body? The vast majority of politicians (particularly from rural states) were once regular folks who wanted to make a change (until they got to DC).  IMHO, many see the future and  are simply going through the (e)motions.  Ron Paul said we were too far gone and many are now losing interest in a war where winning is impossible without default - something no one can admit publicly.

MsCreant's picture

I agree but it is hard to populate the picture with something that can clearly be labeled as "Fucktards." Maybe a bunch of horses asses all over the place? Babies are too sweet.

Osmium's picture

I'm kinda partial to Fuck Sticks

Al Huxley's picture

Hey, no problem.  What you do inside your own home is your business.

Stuart's picture

I'm somewhat surprised.  Those covers are actually really good.  For mainstream media to now get fed up, this is saying ALOT.

Hobbleknee's picture

I'm pretty sure all babies are aborted on sight in DC.  The Constitution says so.

Chupacabra-322's picture

A picture of the Criminals in Orange jumpsuits would have been surfice. 

Grinder74's picture

Where oh where is that infamous Japanese airline pilot, from the Clancy novel Executive Orders, when we need him?

CPL's picture

Nice of them to catch up 7 years after the fact.


Fuck MSM and their printed fish wrap.

SheepDog-One's picture

I think both of them are only mad because they didn't screw over the country far enough for their liking.

Aziz's picture

Useless MSM. It'd be good as expensive toilet paper, yet the ink comes off on your ass. Totally useless.

flacon's picture

US Dollars are a good cheap alternative and the ink stays on the paper when you wipe. 

Byte Me's picture

Absorbancy is crap though..

Joe Davola's picture

Good to see the media is giving us the details of the problems confronting the country, not just playing it up as a reality show.  Except the scripts for the reality shows are more believable.

Stoploss's picture

I think if i were a congress critter, i would be on lugey watch big time.

The first place the payroll tax hike will hit is the wallets of waitstaff and cooks, since this tax hike

now with holds the only extra cash to go in the gas tank to get back and fourth to work. LOL!!

Excellent job lawmakers, excellent job.

odatruf's picture

So once rates go down, they can never go back up no matter how ill considered the 'holiday' is?

That's the kind of thinking that gets us into this mess.


tango's picture

But as Tyler has pointed out repeatedly, those in the lower ladder of income can receive massive benefits to supplement their low pay.  Everything from food stamps to housing allowances to no income tax to "free" health insurance to child care.  If we are going to have a Ponzi system (SS) at least we should fund it on a semi-rational level and end the current situation in which the average recipient receives tens of thousands more than they contribute (same with Medicare).

fourchan's picture

number two is bonzai worthy.

Sofa King's picture

Pretty insulting comming from two piece of shit Socialist trash rags like that.

otto skorzeny's picture

really-I think it's more of the "it takes one to know one"

goldenrod's picture

In the meantime, Indian farmers rush to buy gold.  This is it, folks.  The train is leaving the station.

asteroids's picture

That cover is too funny.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Love the short pants on Bohner. Those knees are to die for. :)

pods's picture

Maybe WB could do a redo with Boner wearing kneepads?

"You got a little something on your chin Mr. Speaker."


Agent P's picture


But what's up with the blackface mime?  That's a little too racist for my tastes.

WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot's picture

+1 for Boehnerhosen. I'm usually too pissed when reading ZH to get a good laugh. Thanks for making today the exception.

TerminalDebt's picture

Not like anybody is paying any attention