Now it is passed, what should we name the decade we just left?  I heard the question asked on ….tahhhh DAHHHH..Faux News.  The first thing that popped into my mind was ….well…I won’t say what popped into my mind.  Why?  Once it popped it stayed and I could think of nothing else.

So what should we call it?  The Decade of ????

 

35 Thoughts to “Naming the Decade”

  1. Red Dawn

    The decade of debacle 😉 =economy

  2. Censored bybvbl

    It’s been referred to as the Naughty Decade – originally, perhaps, because of all those zeroes. Now, I’d emphasize the “nothing” definition of “naughty” – no home equity, no continued rise in our stock portfolios, no guarantee of job availability in the future, etc. Add to that the rise of the party of “No”.

  3. Slowpoke Rodriguez

    Oh, I get it….Faux News. You took the “Fox” and replaced it with “Faux”, or “False”. That’s awfully clever! And you can use it for years, it never gets old, it’s like a never-ending fountain of clever!

  4. Slowpoke, and you can call it what you want to call it on YOUR blog. Isn’t life great. Happy New Year!!

  5. e

    the last decade we had an american as president

  6. DB

    The decade of War, Wonkery, and Weirdness

  7. Gainesville Resident

    And of course Slowpoke and others (including me) can never fail to comment on it whenever that name is used, or show examples of other networks equally biased. Someone explain to me why MSNBC should be referred to as a news network, for example. They also pretend to be. Of course, since it is a liberal network that’s fine, whereas Fox News is not.

  8. Rick Bentley

    It was the decade of dysfunctional government. Deficit spending became a bipartisan institution, the average American’s money was used to bail out the wealthy (again, a bipartisan effort), our government started an enture war under false pretenses with both parties assuring us it was necessary, and the thorny issue of illegal immigration is one that both parties refused to address for fear of upsetting a minority of voters.

  9. Red Dawn

    I do have to laugh when people fight over media outlets of who tells the truth. I remember learning in grade school about propaganda and how it was used in other countries( from leaflets being dropped from planes to controlled media ) and how we are blessed to live here in freedom with truth. I carried that safety blanket with me for years and found out it’s BS, when you FOLLOW THE MONEY. The only thing I can say about Glen Beck ( can’t stand him because of his fake dramatic tears ) is that he is the only one of the TV networks to say, if you don’t believe me, look for yourself.

  10. Gainesville Resident

    In reality, no media outlet tells the news unfiltered. If anyone believes that, they are truly foolish. That’s why it is hilarious all the attacks on here on Fox News, as if it is the only outlet that doesn’t tell the truth, or disguises opinion as news. The Washington Post and NY Times for example do that all the time, yet I don’t see anyone on this blog claiming that. In fact slanted Wash. Post articles about the resolution and PWC have been held up here on this blog as being the outright truth, which is too funny if you ask me. I remember back when an article that basically stated that PWC’s housing crisis was solely due to the resolution being held up proof, when it was in reality a highly slanted thinly disguised opinion piece playing loose and fast with statistics.

  11. @Gainesville Resident

    Why talk about MSNBC at all? It wasn’t referenced in the post. (or the post or the NYTimes) I will always call Faux News, Faux News. That will not change. And people are free to watch fake news any time they want. And I will laugh at them. And life goes on.

    @Rick, you were needed for another question. Now I don’t remember where.
    Happy New Year. You have been missed.

    So back to the topic. If you all don’t like what I call things, sorry about that.

  12. Gainesville Resident

    I’m just pointing out that there’s other news organizations besides Fox News that this applies to. I guess if one doesn’t like us pointing out other news organizations every time Fox News is called Faux News, “sorry about that”!

  13. Juturna

    It’s just that they are so darn funny on Fox News. Well, Fox & Friends anyway. And Michelle Malkin….. 🙂 There’s a couple of fair minded folks there and since I watch it every single morning the fair minded folks, Dana Perino and Alyson Cameroto to name two seem to be popping up more and more smoothing over comments from Doocy. Gretchen, bless her heart, gets so very blotchy – it’s tough being so fair skinned and angry all the time. Maybe they’ll let Peter take over for Dad.

    There are plenty of idiots on all networks but F&F seems to have all theirs on at the same time!

  14. Red Dawn

    But has anyone looked into the connection of the media and who owns what, etc., and how things can be answered by…..conspiracy therories?! Sometimes the truth is in our face LOL but…..what if it is?

  15. Juturna

    Red Dawn – just like political donors all convictions fly furiously out the window when it comes to making money. Why is makes most of these conversations pointless. Maybe this is the “Decade when Conviction Died”. We lost our innocence when JFK was shot. Lost our altruism when the ‘me generation’ came into being in the 80’s, we were angry through most of the 90’s and I think we’ve finally lost our collective soul.

  16. punchak

    Since 9/11 it has been a decade of fear and scare mongering, hype
    plus, sorry to say, hatred.

  17. punchak

    Oh, I forgot – GREED!

  18. Red Dawn

    Since 9/11 is right what has changed? And why was JKF shot? Dang it, I am starting to sound like one of those…truth tellers…LOL!! NO! I just want to know the truth and I do see connections and think we are all burried under PC BS and need to find our way out.

  19. Nah… It was the Decade of Dooooooooommmmm….

    Everyone was slated to die by AGW by the end of the decade. Look at some of the predictions in earlier years. No snow. Islands underwater. Drought across the globe. $200 oil.

    or

    George Bush was going to start a dictatorship! By 2011, we’d all be in FEMA camps!

    or

    Y2K!!!!!!!!

    or

    We’re all going to starve, go broke, and live as indentured servants, paying off our nation’s debt…. or live in a third world wasteland, using gold and bullets as currency…oh. Wait. That’s the THIS decade……sorry.

  20. Juturna

    Red Dawn –

    “Man’s inhumanity to man shows only the weakness of the soul.”

  21. Gainesville Resident

    Juturna :
    It’s just that they are so darn funny on Fox News. Well, Fox & Friends anyway. And Michelle Malkin….. There’s a couple of fair minded folks there and since I watch it every single morning the fair minded folks, Dana Perino and Alyson Cameroto to name two seem to be popping up more and more smoothing over comments from Doocy. Gretchen, bless her heart, gets so very blotchy – it’s tough being so fair skinned and angry all the time. Maybe they’ll let Peter take over for Dad.
    There are plenty of idiots on all networks but F&F seems to have all theirs on at the same time!

    Well, at least then Fox News keeps it contained to a specific time so you can avoid the idiots! In that case, you can’t say the same about the other networks.

  22. Emma

    It is the decade we willingly and willfully sold out our superpower status as a nation.

  23. Juturna

    Yep, we’ve lost our convictions and souls for $$$$$$

  24. Dooooom I tell you! DOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

  25. Juturna

    Okay, I will trade in loss of convictions, selling souls for DOOOOOOMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!

  26. There sure are a lot of unhappy people around here.

    Hell, I didn’t even vote for Bush and I am not that miserable.

    What are you all doooming about?

  27. Juturna

    we’re cooked.

  28. Who cooked you? the decade is over and all of you look medium rare to me.

  29. @Moon-howler
    See my above name for the Decade due to all the doom and gloom predicted.

  30. Juturna

    We’ve cooked ourselves… we’ve allowed greed to consume our country and many of us have participated in the greed. Now it’s time to pay.

  31. Maybe the world cooked itself. I don’t feel any different raw or cooked.

  32. Well…..I’ve been told that I’m half-baked…….. 😉

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