Video: Michelle presents the 2009 “Cone of Shame” awards

posted at 2:00 pm on December 31, 2009 by Allahpundit

A salute not to the most evil or corrupt behavior of the year but to the most … cringeworthy. Just as with last night’s movie post, I’m going to think of a half dozen examples as soon as I hit “publish,” but at the moment the beer summit and Sanford’s soap opera seem right on the money. Lame, touchy feely, and riddled with poor political calculation: They were a magic combo. We shall not see their like again, my friends. At least not until, say, January.

Elsewhere, the boss is posting a 2009 “best of” list. She’s on the money there, too.

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Saw this this am. Better than coffee!

Gob on December 31, 2009 at 1:19 PM

I disagree with placing a “cone of shame” around Sgt. Crowley’s neck in the photo. Sgt. Crowley acted with dignity in agreeing to participate in the rather odd “summit” with Prof. Gates, the President, and Joe Biden. Obama and Gates certainly earned the shame cones, but I don’t think Sgt. Crowley falls into that category.

Jill1066 on December 31, 2009 at 1:22 PM

The Boss rocks!

visions on December 31, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Jill1066 on December 31, 2009 at 1:22 PM

I thought the same thing too!

Gob on December 31, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Damn the Big Brother video blocker….!

BobMbx on December 31, 2009 at 2:03 PM

Can we stop talking about Sanford anymore in the New Year? Can we make that a resolution? Every time you mention Sanford, you have to mention at least 10 other governors before you can mention Sanford again.

Sanford won’t be governor after this year. Pat yourselves on your outraged backs for being indignant about something that makes no difference to you.

ThackerAgency on December 31, 2009 at 2:11 PM

Who is Dan Han?

Branch Rickey on December 31, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Jill1066 on December 31, 2009 at 1:22 PM

I thought the same thing too!

Gob on December 31, 2009 at 2:03 PM

me three

Branch Rickey on December 31, 2009 at 2:13 PM

How about cones for some of the HA commenters? I nominate anninca.

txag92 on December 31, 2009 at 2:13 PM

How about cones for some of the HA commenters? I nominate anninca.

txag92 on December 31, 2009 at 2:13 PM

Ann has her moments … I don’t know if she qualifies for a cone of shame though.

Bleeds Blue on the other hand …

darwin on December 31, 2009 at 2:17 PM

Ann has her moments … I don’t know if she qualifies for a cone of shame though.

Bleeds Blue on the other hand …

darwin on December 31, 2009 at 2:17 PM

simplesimon as well.

OmahaConservative on December 31, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Darn, I guess I’ll have to drawn my own cone for Nancy. And Harry. And Alan Grayson. And, and, and…there are just too many this year.

scalleywag on December 31, 2009 at 2:21 PM

How about cones for some of the HA commenters? I nominate anninca.

txag92 on December 31, 2009 at 2:13 PM

I’m inclined to agree however, trolls have no shame.

milwife88 on December 31, 2009 at 2:21 PM

Bleeds Blue on the other hand …

darwin on December 31, 2009 at 2:17 PM

simplesimon as well.

OmahaConservative on December 31, 2009 at 2:20 PM

Just one problem. They have no shame.

CurtZHP on December 31, 2009 at 2:22 PM

And not much in the way of dignity either.

CurtZHP on December 31, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Getalife would get a cone!

scalleywag on December 31, 2009 at 2:22 PM

Getalife would get a cone!

Pretty sure simplesimon is getalife…

OmahaConservative on December 31, 2009 at 2:25 PM

I saw that this morning… Hilarious!

Key West Reader on December 31, 2009 at 2:26 PM

Call me Ma’am,do you know just who the h*ll your speaking to…..

Sanfords ‘SoulMate Moment’,I`m in love,Oops but I`m
still married….

Jeanne Garofalos,Besmirchment and B*sterdization of Tea
Party Patriots….,there is a palce in h*ll for libs like
her…..

The infamous Beer Summit,Don`t need no stink`n facts,rush
to racism by Hopey……

Excellent call MM:)

canopfor on December 31, 2009 at 2:27 PM

Obama and Gates certainly earned the shame cones, but I don’t think Sgt. Crowley falls into that category.

Jill1066 on December 31, 2009 at 1:22 PM

me four

macncheez on December 31, 2009 at 2:28 PM

The Boss’ post about the best hate mail is hilarious.

SouthernGent on December 31, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Obama and Gates certainly earned the shame cones, but I don’t think Sgt. Crowley falls into that category.

Jill1066 on December 31, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Well, he did show up. I’d have told Zero to shove it where the birth certificate don’t show up. :-D No, seriously, I wouldn’t have shown up.

SouthernGent on December 31, 2009 at 2:29 PM

simplesimon as well.

OmahaConservative on December 31, 2009 at 2:20 PM

I understand simplesimon is no mas on HA.

Patrick S on December 31, 2009 at 2:31 PM

I have some folks in my family I’d like to have fitted for a Cone of Shame–mostly teachers and California entertainment types.

dragondrop on December 31, 2009 at 2:33 PM

Garofalo………another example where “a mind is a terrible thing to waste”.

GarandFan on December 31, 2009 at 2:36 PM

Me five on Sgt. Crowley. I thought this when I saw it on Fox this morning. Otherwise, all others needed the cone!
L

letget on December 31, 2009 at 2:37 PM

I understand simplesimon is no mas on HA.

Patrick S on December 31, 2009 at 2:31 PM

His mommy took away the keyboard?

VegasRick on December 31, 2009 at 2:40 PM

Happy New Year to all. Praying for a better 2010. God Bless Everyone.

rjoco1 on December 31, 2009 at 2:41 PM

His mommy took away the keyboard?

VegasRick on December 31, 2009 at 2:40 PM

Ed revoked his Hall Pass.

thomasaur on December 31, 2009 at 2:42 PM

They need to put a cone around the whole WhiteHouse.

And SimpleSimon.

portlandon on December 31, 2009 at 2:42 PM

I understand simplesimon is no mas on HA.

Patrick S on December 31, 2009 at 2:31 PM

What happened to her???

OmahaConservative on December 31, 2009 at 2:43 PM

The Boss’ post about the best hate mail is hilarious.

SouthernGent on December 31, 2009 at 2:28 PM

Good Lord! I see the left drops their masks when they email. I shouldn’t be surprised, but still am at how twisted and vicious these people are.

darwin on December 31, 2009 at 2:44 PM

simplesimon got him/her/itself banned on the “suicide underwear” thread. Read here and rejoice!

Mary in LA on December 31, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Jill1066 on December 31, 2009 at 1:22 PM

I thought the same thing too!

Gob on December 31, 2009 at 2:03 PM

me three

Branch Rickey on December 31, 2009 at 2:13 PM

Actually, though he was in the right, he’s the only person at the table with enough human dignity to be able to feel shame, and I’m sure he felt some degree of shame having been pulled into Obama’s little game.

Maquis on December 31, 2009 at 2:50 PM

simplesimon got him/her/itself banned on the “suicide underwear” thread. Read here and rejoice!

Mary in LA on December 31, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Awesome. She was an annoying little gnat.

OmahaConservative on December 31, 2009 at 2:55 PM

Cone of shame, snort. Obama needs a Shame Czar to manage his feckless behavior.

Mojave Mark on December 31, 2009 at 2:58 PM

O/T,kinda!

JibJab rewind 2009!

http://iowntheworld.com/blog/?p=14010

canopfor on December 31, 2009 at 3:00 PM

Janet Garofalo is a hideous little troll with a single digit IQ. She is not credible enough to even be considered for Cone of Shame. Cone of Sham would be more like it.

volsense on December 31, 2009 at 3:03 PM

Garofalo………another example where “a mind is a terrible thing to waste”.

GarandFan on December 31, 2009 at 2:36 PM

So is deodorant…

… she also gets the ‘stinky’ award.

Seven Percent Solution on December 31, 2009 at 3:07 PM

I know I haven’t been here that long but it’s so funny when you guys call Michele “the boss” because I feel the same as you guys do even though I’m just a poster here, I feel like Michele Malkin is my boss too.

royzer on December 31, 2009 at 3:09 PM

I’m glad she coned Barfalo!

MCGIRV on December 31, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Can we stop talking about Sanford anymore in the New Year? Can we make that a resolution? Every time you mention Sanford, you have to mention at least 10 other governors before you can mention Sanford again.

Sanford won’t be governor after this year. Pat yourselves on your outraged backs for being indignant about something that makes no difference to you.

ThackerAgency on December 31, 2009 at 2:11 PM

You should make your bottom lip quiver when you go off on these little tantrums, missy.

AubieJon on December 31, 2009 at 3:23 PM

How come Malkin won’t make anymore Vent Videos? Where can I find them?

rednebulastudios on December 31, 2009 at 3:24 PM

So is deodorant…

… she also gets the ’stinky’ award.

Seven Percent Solution on December 31, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Seven Percent Solution: Stanky Skanky comes to mind,tee-hee!

And,Happy New Year SPS,and to your
little 7% as well,and the rest of
your family!!:)

canopfor on December 31, 2009 at 3:25 PM

canopfor on December 31, 2009 at 3:00 PM

We need a peeps 09 recap.

- The Cat

P.S. Make them sugar free peeps for Ed

MirCat on December 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM

The Boss rocks!

visions on December 31, 2009 at 1:24 PM

“He wear’s the cone of shame!”
Indeed, well done MM!
Cheers!!!
Happy New Year!

Blacksmith8 on December 31, 2009 at 4:02 PM

I’m glad she coned Barfalo!

MCGIRV on December 31, 2009 at 3:22 PM

Seriously though, don’t you think it was redundant?
I’m jus’ sayin’

Blacksmith8 on December 31, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Barfalo deserves a cone simply for existing.Probably the most useless person on Earth.

DDT on December 31, 2009 at 4:05 PM

I saw the segment this morning and it was great. But, like some of you, I was puzzled as to why Sgt. Crowley got the cone in that picture, as well. Was that a Fox News graphic or one from The Boss?

jtownsley on December 31, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Elsewhere, the boss is posting a 2009 “best of” list. She’s on the money there, too.

Oh,wow Daniel Hannan, I wish I could vote for that guy!

conservnut on December 31, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Barfalo deserves a cone simply for existing.Probably the most useless person on Earth.

DDT on December 31, 2009 at 4:05 PM

Still waiting for her to get the ‘Pool Cue Upside the Head Award’…

BigWyo on December 31, 2009 at 4:43 PM

Aside from Crowley, those cones looked exactly right on all those bozos. Like others here, however, I can think of many other bozos who would look exactly right wearing one as well.

Bob's Kid on December 31, 2009 at 4:46 PM

And another thing…Garafalo is nothing more than a ‘female’ version of Al Franken…and Franken is now a US Senator.

WTF???

Oh,wow Daniel Hannan, I wish I could vote for that guy!

conservnut on December 31, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Yeah, could you just imagine President Pantload getting dressed down like that??

BigWyo on December 31, 2009 at 4:47 PM

simplesimon got him/her/itself banned on the “suicide underwear” thread. Read here and rejoice!

Mary in LA on December 31, 2009 at 2:49 PM

Yep, Ed hit her so fast she didn’t even realize her own knickers were on fire.

Del Dolemonte on December 31, 2009 at 5:12 PM

I don’t know how I missed that MP’s speech earlier this year but that was awesome.

brak on December 31, 2009 at 5:19 PM

Good job MM, but Sanford’s cone should have been smaller and gone about three feet lower.

Laura in Maryland on December 31, 2009 at 6:07 PM

Bowing deeply to the emperor of Japan, and embrassingly even to the emperor/wife and the Japanese people, was it for me. It represented sooooooo much, to the entire world.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2009 at 6:27 PM

Cone of shame for Garafalo? With her stringy, oity hair, sallow, tattooed, blackhead-infested skin, and her bitchy demeanor, couldn’t we also have her spayed when we have her treated for fleas?

And, as long as we are about it, stuff my ballot in the box withholdingt he cone of shame for Sergeant Crowley ~~ and, for that matter, for the black professor as well. Who cannot forget that touching photograph of Crowley assisting the crippled Professor Gates down the White House steps while the Great Buffoon skipped on ahead to Hoover up all of the media love?

For that matter, I would withhold the cone from Hank Louie as well. I am given to understand that he made an earnest effort to befriend Crowley in the aftermath of that sorry incident thereby proving himself worthy of redemption.

The Pantload-in-Chief? No mercy for that steaming load! Neuter him next November.

Happy New Year to all on HA and here’s hoping that we can throw the bums out in the Fall!

VoyskaPVO on December 31, 2009 at 6:47 PM

canopfor on December 31, 2009 at 3:00 PM
——————
We need a peeps 09 recap.

- The Cat

P.S. Make them sugar free peeps for Ed

MirCat on December 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM

—————————-

MirCat: Tee-Hee,hey MC,Happy New Year to you,and your family:)

canopfor on December 31, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Janeane Garofalo gets on the list for throwing the word ‘racist’ but not Glenn Beck? And Fox claims to be fair and balanced but constantly has conservatives criticizing liberals and Democrats as news?

Norman Blizter on December 31, 2009 at 7:43 PM

CALL FOR ACTION!!!!!

The website ‘The Post and Email’ has recently begun a drive to petition the state of Hawaii for Zero’s BC.

As a result of this petition US ISP’s have decided to stop offering their services to the Post & Email.

The Post & Email needs $10K in donations by Jan 6th to fund a move to an overseas secure dedicated server. If they do not meet this goal they will have to cease existence.

Please spread this message, and donate if you can.

Mr Purple on December 31, 2009 at 8:47 PM

I’ll take time out from moving hell here. THIS piece by Michelle did, indeed, hit a bulls-eye, with me, anyway.

Her word choice was spot on.

AnninCA on December 31, 2009 at 9:18 PM

I got a cone of shame for ya.

justltl on December 31, 2009 at 9:38 PM

Norman Blizter on December 31, 2009 at 7:43 PM

All questions and no points.

(student)

hawkdriver on December 31, 2009 at 9:56 PM

How about cones for some of the HA commenters? I nominate anninca.

txag92 on December 31, 2009 at 2:13 PM

Oh goodness, I don’t fit with you guys or progressives.

So I’m used to being “despised” by partisan thinkers.

To be frank, I figure both far-right and far-left are actually similary in personality types.

Makes sense to me to be “hated” equally by both.

AnninCA on December 31, 2009 at 10:40 PM

All of them wearing the cones are ex-Alphas, I guess.

unclesmrgol on January 1, 2010 at 3:01 AM

So much shame, so few cones . . .

BigAlSouth on January 1, 2010 at 8:08 AM

As always, Michelle puts the right touch on the left to show them as they really are.

This idea will catch on because it shows those on the left in their true light. While we will be criticized as racist, bigot, discriminatory, and lies.

The simple truth, Demoncrates are loosing favor with the grassroots of the nation, and are the ones in need of Astroturf to look better than reality.

What is really needed is Get Smart’s ‘Cone of Silence’ but that would be one large cone or we will need so many to cover Demoncrates speaking lies.

MSGTAS on January 1, 2010 at 9:55 AM

Norman, are you a bartender? Selective hearing and sight. I watch Glenn Beck a lot and have only heard him deliver truth without making racial remarks. As far as Fox goes, have you ever listened to that chump Bob Beckel they have on all of the time? He isn’t the only brainless fool they put on as balance. Think Colmes. I could go on. Garofaslug definitely needs a cone.

LarryG on January 1, 2010 at 3:09 PM

Eunuch Bomber.

Is that Ed’s term? Love it.

roscopico on January 1, 2010 at 9:48 PM

There aren’t enough of those cones to go around.

TimBuk3 on January 3, 2010 at 3:56 PM