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Two Covers To Commemorate The End Of The 112th Congress

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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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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:32 | 3118423 jekyll island
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I think a plane smashing into the World Trade Center would be a better depiction of the 112th congress.  And that is being kind. 

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:35 | 3118431 Zer0head
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Babies?

try  Demons

(f Bloomberg)

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:42 | 3118466 SheepDog-One
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Bloomberg's just mad that there wasn't far more free monies.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:02 | 3118550 Jay Gould Esq.
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Bill Banzai does far better work.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:26 | 3118630 tip e. canoe
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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...

 

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:42 | 3118670 old naughty
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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.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:48 | 3118703 machineh
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Don't just close it, demolish it.

It's more toxic than Chernobyl.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:06 | 3118565 IvyMike
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Does anybody really expect mature decision-making from a species that becomes more juvenile every generation?

Maturity just isn't attractive.

wikipedia.org/wiki/Neoteny

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

If Modern Humans Are So Smart, Why Are Our Brains Shrinking?
http://discovermagazine.com/2010/sep/25-modern-humans-smart-why-brain-sh...

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:11 | 3118583 RockyRacoon
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In that case, the Geniac would be the size of Saturn to equal the computing power of my microwave oven.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:21 | 3118614 IvyMike
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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.

_____References_____

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

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

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:46 | 3118684 Al Huxley
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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. 

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:50 | 3118716 machineh
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If skulls are getting smaller, why are tits getting bigger?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:55 | 3118742 koncaswatch
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Self explanatory,

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:33 | 3119375 kaiserhoff
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Store bought titties?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 12:00 | 3118757 Blano
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Who cares why??

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 12:13 | 3118799 WTFRLY
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bioaccumulation of hormones in the food and maybe hormone imbalances caused by things in food

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 13:08 | 3118995 Jonas Parker
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or more plastic surgeons looking to... ahh... expand their practices.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 12:13 | 3118797 tango
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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.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:02 | 3118553 azzhatter
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I'd go with fucktards

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:09 | 3118575 MsCreant
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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.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:23 | 3118620 Osmium
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I'm kinda partial to Fuck Sticks

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:48 | 3118702 Al Huxley
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Hey, no problem.  What you do inside your own home is your business.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:16 | 3118599 Stuart
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I'm somewhat surprised.  Those covers are actually really good.  For mainstream media to now get fed up, this is saying ALOT.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 12:14 | 3118801 Hobbleknee
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I'm pretty sure all babies are aborted on sight in DC.  The Constitution says so.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 12:44 | 3118921 Chupacabra-322
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A picture of the Criminals in Orange jumpsuits would have been surfice. 

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 14:46 | 3119440 MsCreant
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Artistic genius!

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:59 | 3118751 Grinder74
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Where oh where is that infamous Japanese airline pilot, from the Clancy novel Executive Orders, when we need him?

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:32 | 3118425 CPL
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Nice of them to catch up 7 years after the fact.

 

Fuck MSM and their printed fish wrap.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:43 | 3118470 SheepDog-One
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I think both of them are only mad because they didn't screw over the country far enough for their liking.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:43 | 3118475 Aziz
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Useless MSM. It'd be good as expensive toilet paper, yet the ink comes off on your ass. Totally useless.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:56 | 3118524 flacon
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US Dollars are a good cheap alternative and the ink stays on the paper when you wipe. 

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:40 | 3118664 Byte Me
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Absorbancy is crap though..

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:05 | 3118562 Joe Davola
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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.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:53 | 3118515 Stoploss
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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.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:58 | 3118536 odatruf
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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.

 

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 12:17 | 3118822 tango
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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).

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:34 | 3118430 fourchan
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number two is bonzai worthy.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:35 | 3118437 Sofa King
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Pretty insulting comming from two piece of shit Socialist trash rags like that.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:36 | 3118442 otto skorzeny
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really-I think it's more of the "it takes one to know one"

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:36 | 3118439 goldenrod
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In the meantime, Indian farmers rush to buy gold.  This is it, folks.  The train is leaving the station.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-by-industry/cons-products/...

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:38 | 3118447 asteroids
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That cover is too funny.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:39 | 3118451 Cognitive Dissonance
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Love the short pants on Bohner. Those knees are to die for. :)

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:49 | 3118500 pods
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Maybe WB could do a redo with Boner wearing kneepads?

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

pods

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:58 | 3118534 Agent P
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Bohnerhosen!

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

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:59 | 3118540 NoTTD
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Bazinga!!

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:24 | 3118627 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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+1 for Boehnerhosen. I'm usually too pissed when reading ZH to get a good laugh. Thanks for making today the exception.

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:40 | 3118454 TerminalDebt
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Not like anybody is paying any attention

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:43 | 3118478 SheepDog-One
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Yea who cares? Stawks r up!

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:40 | 3118455 forrestdweller
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mobsters

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 10:41 | 3118462 THE DORK OF CORK
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Its such as bore.

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