Wednesday, January 05, 2005

40 Most Obnoxious Quotes

In most cases I wouldn't read anything from, but they put up their Top 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2004 list and there's some really good ones. A few of my favorites are below.
34) "Despite all of this stupid bullsh*t that the Republican National Committee, or whatever the f*ck they call them, that they were saying that they're all angry about how two of these ads were comparing Bush to Hitler? I mean, out of thousands of submissions, they find two. They're like f*cking looking for Hitler in a haystack. ...George Bush is not Hitler. He would be, if he f*cking applied himself." -- Margaret Cho at a MoveOn Award Ceremony
I got such a huge kick out of all of the Bush=Hitler arguments that were tossed around this year and Cho put it best. Sure, it's funny, but it also rings a little true. I can really see Bush just flipping the bird to the rest of the world and doing whatever he wants. I mean look at how well he's got most of the US brainwashed. Just about every other country in the world recognizes what a dangerous and stupid person he is in power, yet the majority of US citizens elected him back for another 4 years.
30) "Go f*ck yourself." -- Vice President Dick Cheney to Sen. Patrick Leahy on the Senate floor
Cheney is such a buttsniffer. I really hope he just keels over in office one of these days and does all of humanity a favor.
22) "I think we're at risk with our democracy. I think we're dealing with the most closed, imperialistic, nastiest administration in living memory. They even put Richard Nixon to shame." -- Wesley Clark
I kind of have to agree with this. Bush's big problem is he can never admit when he makes a mistake or won't ever own up to something not going like it should. Nixon might not have been a great leader either, but at least he at least kind of fessed up to screwing up. I wonder if in 20 or 30 years kids will go out on Halloween trick or treating wearing Bush masks much like the kids of today wear Nixon masks.
19) "Rove's re-election strategy was elegantly simple: Scare the bejesus out of Jesusland. F@ggots are headed your way! Satanic Muslims are hiding everywhere! That's all it took to get Jesusland to do the job. Intellectual conservatives like the National Review staff are flattering themselves if they honestly believe Jesusland cares about conservative thought. The "reality-based" folks are learning that Jesusland doesn't even care about jobs or the economy. In Jesusland, it's all the will of Jesus. No job? No money? Daughter got her clit pierced? Jesus is just f*cking with you again, testing your faith. Got the cancer? Oh well. Soon you'll be with Jesus. Reality is no match for a mystical world in which an all-powerful god is constantly toying with every detail of your mundane life, just to see what you'll do about it. Keep praying and always keep your eye out for homosexuals and terrorists, and you will eventually be rewarded ... all you have to do is die, and then it's SuperJesusLand, where you will be a ghost floating in a magic cloud with all the other ghosts from Jesusland, with Jesus Himself presiding over an Eternal Church Service." -- Blogger Ken Layne after Kerry went down to defeat in November
This quote makes me laugh like no other description of the election results. It's so funny because it is actually how Bush got some of his votes. He played up the religion aspect so much and it pissed me off even more every time he did it. The easy comment to make is that it was wrong because church and state should be separate, but the truth is a lot of people made their choice on their religious beliefs so why shouldn't Bush use it to his advantage? It's just too bad that most of the prominent forms of Christianity in this country are so conservative and intolerant of people different from them that the slightest scare of something different put them in Bush's pocket.
3) "I root for hurricanes. When, courtesy of the Weather Channel, I see one forming in the ocean off the coast of Africa, I find myself longing for it to become big and strong--Mother Nature's fist of fury, Gaia's stern rebuke. Considering the havoc mankind has wreaked upon nature with deforesting, stripmining, and the destruction of animal habitat, it only seems fair that nature get some of its own back and teach us that there are forces greater than our own." -- James Wolcott, Vanity Fair Contributing Editor
I wonder what he has to say now about the tsunami that kicked the shit out a chunk of southern Asia?

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