I promise to spare you from either my review of the most important junk that happened in 2009 or my predictions for what may or may not happen in 2010. I'll simply offer regular observations as events unfold in the new year and in all probability continue to suck.
But, you don't get off scot free. Here's what the master of political satire remembers about the nearly complete year:
Dave Barry Goes Month-by-Month
As you read, remember that these events are based on what actually occurred, as ludicrous as they may seem. That should be sufficiently sobering.