The 50 Most Loathsome People in America

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The 50 Most Loathsome People in America

The Buffalo Beast has published their annual '50 Most Loathsome People in America' list.  Read it at http://buffalobeast.com/134/50mostloathsome2008.html

 

You are number 43:

 

43. You

Charges: You think it’s your patriotic duty to spend money
you don’t have on crap you don’t need. You think Hillary lost because
of sexism, when it’s actually because she’s just a bad liar. You think
Iraq is better off now than before we invaded, and don’t understand why
they’re so ungrateful. You think Tim Russert was a great journalist. You’re
hopping mad about an auto industry bailout that cost a squirt of piss
compared to a Wall Street heist of galactic dimensions, due to a housing
crash you somehow have blamed on minorities. It took you six years to
figure out what a tool Bush is, but you think Obama will make it all better.
You deem it hunky dory that we conduct national policy debates via 8-second
clips from “The View.” You think God zapped humans into existence a few
thousand years ago, although your appendix and wisdom teeth disagree.
You like watching vicious assholes insult each other on TV. You support
gun rights, because firing one gives you a chubby. You cuddle falsehoods
and resent enlightenment. You think the fact that 43% of whites could
stomach voting for an incredibly charismatic and eloquent light-skinned
black guy who was raised by white people means racism is over. You think
progressive taxation is socialism. 1 in 100 of you are in jail, and you
think it should be more. You are shallow, inconsiderate, afraid, brand-conscious,
sedentary, and totally self-obsessed. You are American.

Exhibit A: You’re more upset by Miley Cyrus’s glamour
shots than the fact that you are a grown adult who is upset about Miley
Cyrus.

Sentence: Invaded and occupied by Canada; all military
units busy overseas without enough fuel to get back.

Sven Sven's picture

That's great, Snuckles.  Although, I wasn't able to get to the link for some reason, No. 43, by itself, was very funny (and funny in the sense that there was a lot of truth to it).

However, I do have a little quibble about the "sentence":

Snuckles wrote:

Sentence: Invaded and occupied by Canada; all military units busy overseas without enough fuel to get back.

Even with most of the U.S. military overseas, I think that a country with 300 million people who possess over 200 million firearms wouldn't have to be too concerned with being occupied by Canada.  Tongue out

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Sven wrote:

That's great, Snuckles. Although, I wasn't able to get to the link for some reason, No. 43, by itself, was very funny (and funny in the sense that there was a lot of truth to it).

 I think this must be being posted on all over the tubes or at least some high traffic sites.  I got the first page but got a 'we're overloaded with too much traffic....help us..... ' message when I tried to go to the second page.

Tommy_Paine

I was able to access it all by clicking on "read as one page"

Made my day, thanks, Snuckles.

 

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Okay.  I was finally able to see the whole list and I was surprised that Bill O'Reilly was left off the list.  Instead, it includes...M. Night Shyamalan???

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Fidel

Numero five, Big Al Greenspan, is hawlarious.

Exhibit A: “It’s a safe banking system, a sound banking system. Our regulators are on top of it. This is a very manageable situation.”

Sentence: Crushed by falling brokers

"In Greenspan we trusted"

genstrike

I think Joe the Plumber should have been higher up there.  Personally, I probably would have put him and Sarah Palin in my top two.  They both represent the same sort of right-wing populism and stupidity in America which is causing a lot of hardship for a lot of people.  And Joe the Plumber really started to get annoying when people wouldn't stop talking about him.

And you know what the sad part is?  Joe the Plumber is going to be a war correspondent, and Sarah Palin actually thinks she can be President in 2012.

If they wind up with a Palin/Plumber ticket in 2012, someone should just put the US out of their misery

Tommy_Paine

So, do we have a Canadian version?  Rabble/Babble would seem to me the place to do something similar.

Any nominations?

I'll put forward Dr. Charles Smith, the disgraced pathologist from last years inquiry.

 

And of course, we have the shocking and shameless conflictsof interest exhibited by Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin moving from the media to the senate, like surgeons moving into the funeral business.

 

sock puppet

Paul Martin, for having fucked up the Liberal Party so badly that it still shows no sign of recovery.

David and Leonard Asper, for being fascist fuckwads.

Robert Rabinovitch, for facilitating the gutting and butchering of the CBC. 

 

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 Elizabeth May 

 Gordon Campbell

All the major mainstream media persons in Canada, Kevin Newman, Peter M, Lloyd Robertson, Evan Solomon and his side kick McNeil, to start...

Charles McVety

Brad Lubichuck (sp?)

Jason Cherniak

Plus agree with those mentioned, though Paul Martin should have gone further in destroying the Liberal Party IMV.

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"watching the tide roll away"

Slumberjack

Rex Murphy, Bob Rae, Jason Kenny, Peter Mansbridge

Dogbert

Michaelle Jean

Charges:  As the Queen's representative in Canada, Michaelle Jean seems to think that emulating the fascistic tendencies of the royal family is part of the job description. On the one occasion when she actually had to do something to earn her inflated salary, she managed to screw up... royally. Thanks to Jean, there's now a precedent that a minority Prime Minister who hasn't earned the confidence of the house can turn around and tell the house where to shove it.

Exhibit A: Couldn't even be bothered to justify her decision. Far too busy giving speeches about Mom and apple pie.

Sentence: Replaced by one of the Queen's corgis, Michaelle's new job is to scoop up after her replacement.

genstrike

Tommy_Paine wrote:

So, do we have a Canadian version?  Rabble/Babble would seem to me the place to do something similar.

Stephen Harper, obviously

Michael Ignatieff for being Michael Ignatieff

It wouldn't be a most loathsome list without Ezra Levant either

Rod Bruinooge definitely deserves it

Margaret Wente for being a racist

Tom Lukiwski for being homophobic and being stupid enough to tape it

Brad Wall for his attacks on working people and the Lukiwski tape

Vic Toews for his idiotic attacks on Louise Arbour because she opposed Israel killing civilians a couple years ago and pretending to be a moral crusader all these years while fathering a child out of wedlock

Maybe I'm biased towards people in my own little corner of the country, but personally, I loathe Gary Doer quite a bit (opposed Morgentaler award, broke promises on tuition, all around disappointment to any lefties), but I doubt this forum would be able to agree on nominating him.  There's some genuide Doer fans out there, although I can't figure out why

wwSwimming

Sven wrote:
Even with most of the U.S. military overseas, I think that a country with 300 million people who possess over 200 million firearms wouldn't have to be too concerned with being occupied by Canada. Tongue out

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