THE BEAST 50 MOST LOATHSOME PEOPLE IN AMERICA, 2008 is in and it is some of the funniest I have seen... For example here is number 47...I am not sure I wouldn't have rated her higher but I haven't read all of them yet...but here it is...47:
47. Michelle Bachmann
Charges: Exemplifies the simmering, all-American fascism lurking behind the forced smiles of uptight church ladies throughout “real America.” Echoing Sarah Palin’s alarming hints about “helping” the media do its job, Bachmann’s casual call for a “penetrating” press investigation into “anti-Americanism” in congress was so fucking dumb it made Chris Matthews seem smart. Once it occurred to the Oral Roberts University graduate that calling for witchhunts against Democrats might be a tad extreme for election season, she decided to just pretend she didn’t say it, and then she blamed Chris Matthews. Then she just blamed words. Then she denied it again. Then she won. Way to go, Minnesota’s 6th.
Exhibit A: BACHMANN: Actually, that's not what I said at all. COLMES: Well, I'm just — I'm reading your exact quote. BACHMANN: Actually that's not I said. It's an urban legend that was created. That isn't what I said at all. COLMES: We have — it's on tape.
Sentence: Assigned to conduct her own “expose” on anti-American views, in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan
Then we have one of my favorites so far...Morning Joke...you remember him I am sure. He is rated as 34. WAY TO GO SCARBOROUGH!!!! WOO HOOO!!! PROUD OF YA BOY!!!!!
34. Joe Scarborough
Charges: An incredulous, squinting brat, who's turned "Morning Joe" into the "My Super Sweet Sixteen" of cable news, Scarborough has a decent shot at being named the world's largest toddler by Guinness. He treats his MSNBC coworkers with less professional courtesy than the dead intern found in his congressional office ("Mika, don't make me backhand you").Between tantrums, Scarborough provided a litany of partisan misinformation and deliberate misquotations this year, claiming that Obama was the most liberal member of the Senate and would raise taxes on everyone, that McCain called for Rumsfeld's resignation, never changed his immigration policies and had no association with hatemongers on the religious right. Joe's immaturity is also apparent in his cartoonishly simplistic take on the American electorate, whom he purports to know intimately, ostensibly by way of his own bigotry.
Exhibit A: “I remember during the Valerie Plame episode. Remember, Bob Novak told us from the beginning, "This wasn't an ideologue that gave me the name. This wasn't Karl – this wasn't a Bush operation." And liberals, ‘Oh, he's lying, da da da da da.’ And then remember earlier this year, Bob Novak -- and, of course, Novak was right.”
Sentence: Mandatory stint in Rageaholics Anonymous, nuts shaved live on "Morning Joe" by Pat Buchanan, pubes glued to face with a mixture of pulverized Cheetos and Jamie Foster's stool.
I love it... of course the emphasis is mine... I just wanted to make sure everyone remembered who Morning Joke is...I try to watch him most mornings...just so I can say I get my dose of republican every day...lol
This is another good one... 22.. PUMA's... remember these... I thought this was one of the silliest things anyone could try to say.
Charges: Redefining feminism as “supporting Hillary Clinton, whether she wants you to or not,” and “defending” that feminism by embodying negative stereotypes of women as irrational and scornful, there was no demographic more painfully dumb than aggrieved Hillary backers plotting to defeat Obama. Drunk on a dream of vengeance for their queen, this strange minority picked up every despicable, paranoid, racist talking point they could from the worst of the right wing, even complimenting Sean Hannity on his “fair and balanced” coverage of Obama. Desperately twisting words in a sad attempt to tar Obama as a sexist and willing to subject themselves and their country to a probable assault on reproductive rights in the name of spite, the PUMAs comported themselves with all the dignity and sense of a false rape accusation.
Exhibit A: It’s hard to choose, but nothing was more ridiculous this year than hearing an obscenely rich Hillary fundraiser named “Lady de Rothschild” describe Obama as “an elitist.”
Sentence: President Palin appoints Mullah Omar to Supreme Court.
Just a couple more...then I will let you read the rest for yourself...lol
Number 20..this one defies description... how someone totally made up goes from being no one to a hero of the right is beyond me. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you:
20. Joe the Plumber
Charges: The Che Guevara of bald, pissed off white men. In a lot of ways, Samuel Wurzelbacher really does represent the average American—basing economic opinions on unrealistic expectations of personal future success, blaming his failure to meet those expectations on minorities and old people, complaining about deadbeats getting his taxes when he isn’t actually paying his taxes, and advertising his own rudimentary historical and mathematical ignorance by warning of creeping socialism in a country whose highest income tax rate has dropped by half in thirty years. “Joe” indeed symbolizes the true American dream—to become undeservedly rich and famous through a dizzyingly improbable stroke of luck. As American folk heroes go, Wurzelbacher ranks somewhere between Hulk Hogan and Bernie Goetz.
Exhibit A: "Social Security is a joke...social security I've never believed in, don't like it. I hate that it's forced on me."
Sentence: After blowing his fifteen minutes and all his money on coke and Thai hookers, an infirm, elderly Joe finds that social security actually is a joke, and is finally forced to snake toilets for a living.
And number 1 on the Beast list for 2008 is.............drum roll please...
1. Sarah Palin
Charges: If you want to know why the rest of the world is scared of Americans, consider the fact that after two terms of disastrous rule by a small-minded ignoramus, 46% of us apparently thought the problem was that he wasn’t quite stupid enough. Palin’s unending emissions of baffling, evasive incoherence should have disqualified her for any position that involved a desk, let alone placing her one erratic heartbeat from the presidency. The press strained mightily to feign respect for her, praising a debate performance that involved no debate, calling her a “great speaker” when her only speech was primarily a litany of insults to city-dwellers, echoing bogus sexism charges when a male Palin would have been boiled alive for the Couric interview alone, and lionizing her as she used her baby as a Pro-life stage prop before crowds who cooed when they should have been hurling polonium-tipped javelins. In the end, Palin had the beneficial effect of splitting her party between her admirers and people who can read.
Exhibit A: Waving her embryo-loving credentials, in the form of her Down syndrome baby, at "But ultimately what the bailout does is help those who are concerned about the healthcare reform that is needed to help shore up our economy."
Sentence: Hand-to-hand combat with Vladimir Putin and a pack of wolves.
There you have it...a few of the picks on the list. There are others too...From Alan Greenspan, Hank Paulson, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Bernard Madoff, John Edwards, Joe Lieberman and Jeremiah Wright, Eliot Spitzer, Ron Fournier and Keith Olbermann. So as you see there is a wide range of individuals who were named. Even PE Obama didn't escape. He is number 50 on the list. But you will have to check it out to find out what they say about him, because I refuse to trash him yet. Even in jest. And I am not sure they are all in jest on this site.
To me this is funny, yet it is also serious. Some of this stuff could have changed the election if more people had taken it serious. The PUMA's, Sarah Palin, even the Joke of the Morning...could have made the difference in the election and we would have President McCain instead of President Obama... and that is ONE VERY SCARY THOUGHT!!!!!!!!
I don't care what anyone says...the thought of McCain handling what PE Obama has on his plate right now...scares the hell out of me. And if it doesn't scare you...go read some of the Alaska blogs and newspapers. That will help you. Sarah Palin is a joke. She hasn't a clue what she is doing. Look at my blog list and go to Andrew Halcro's site or Celtic Diva's or Immoral Minority. See what they have to say. Gryphen at the Immoral Minority has a list of sites you can check out...from his site...that will give you a good idea..both progressive and conservative that don't agree with much of what Palin is doing or stands for.
Look at this list again...She is # 1 ...that tells you something...we have to stay involved. We have to stay aware. We have to keep talking as my friend at Watergate Summer says...so keep talking people...keep talking.