A comment to the cartoon/post on Jan. 1, 2010 read, "[I] don't get it why did the decade suck."
I hope/think maybe they were joking. I essentially responded, in a comment to that post, as follows:
You're joking right? What about:
Osama Bin Laden is still alive
Bush took the White House in 2000 after probably losing Florida and losing the popular vote
We re-elected him in 2004
The snuggy was invented
I'm pretty sure 1980's "fashion" was coming back towards the end of the decade there
We owe China WAY, WAY, WAY too much money now.
The Steelers won another Super Bowl and now have more than the Cowboys
Wall Street collapse
We bailed out Wall Street and they laughed all the way to he bank
Perry has been governor of Texas THE WHOLE DECADE
Tiger is human
WAY too much reality TV
That's all I can think of right now. If anyone can think of more add a comment.
Side Note: Someone may bring up the whole argument/discussion that a decade doesn't begin until year one (1). For example, we don't start counting with the number zero (0) we start counting with one (1). So you wouldn't start a decade, much less a millennium with number zero would you? Meaning the past decade would have started in 2001 not 2000. Also, meaning a decade would end with year ten (10), in this past decade's case the year 2010 would actually be the last year of the decade not 2009. Weird to consider at best, boring at worst. I thought it was worth noting.