2008’s Most Loathsome People

Let’s take a break from China for a minute and savor this list, which spans across ideologies and targets figures on all sides of the aisle, including our newly elected president. Of course, the Michelle Malkin blurb was especially enjoyable:

It’s a remarkable achievement in unconscious projection that the author of a book called Unhinged could lose her fucking marbles over a patterned scarf in a donut ad, but that’s what Michelle Malkin did when she sounded the nutbar clarion call and sicced her half-cocked league of masturbators on Rachel Ray and Dunkin Donuts for the flatly absurd notion that they were sending a message of solidarity with Palestinians. Right, Michelle—you just can’t sell donuts without joining the intifada these days. What did the nauseously spunky Ray do to incur the wrath of the Malkinoids? She wore a black and white scarf. A paisley scarf. A scarf that was clearly not a kaffiyeh, which, by the way, is just a hat that Arabs wear, not some universal symbol of jihad. In terms of completely false outrage, the only thing that rivaled this travesty of reason this year was the “lipstick on a pig” metaphor panic. But what puts this embarrassing sham over the top is that Dunkin Donuts actually apologized and pulled the ad, rather than try to explain to the fact-phobic horde that they were just blind, raging idiots with the collective brain-power of a lobotomized howler monkey.

49 other selections, each one devastating, even if I don’t think some of the choices deserve to be on the list. The Sarah Palin and Bernie Madoff selections are also wickedly funny. Their server has been off and on, but keep trying.

The Discussion: 12 Comments

LOL, this is awesome. I’m actually frantic trying to figure out how I can share this with as many people as possible.

January 13, 2009 @ 1:49 pm | Comment


Rereading that section on Palin reduces me to near-tears:

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.


January 13, 2009 @ 2:38 pm | Comment

I just now got on the site after trying for hours.

Great. I wonder who will be the first to format this and produce the “Game”- The Fifty Most Loathsome People In America, 2008. A set of one hundred fifty cards – match the exhibit and the sentence with the “Criminal” Where are you Milton Bradley?

For the China market – how about a Mahjong version? Endless variations exist.

A dose of humor is indeed, good medicine.

January 13, 2009 @ 4:06 pm | Comment

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.


January 14, 2009 @ 4:23 pm | Comment

Well, Fern, I suspect if the same writers turned their attention to the PRC and wrote a similar list you’d be pretty upset. There’s a lot of low-hanging fruit.

January 14, 2009 @ 5:48 pm | Comment

Apologies, my last comment in this thread, that got caught in the spam filter anyways, was intended for the “The China Question” thread. Please delete it and this one as well.

January 14, 2009 @ 9:28 pm | Comment

One coin has two sides.

January 15, 2009 @ 5:42 am | Comment

Well, Fern, I suspect if the same writers turned their attention to the PRC and wrote a similar list you’d be pretty upset. There’s a lot of low-hanging fruit.

I’d be upset if they verbally sniped CCP officials? Not really. It seems to me you have more affiliations to the CCP than I do, not that all of them are bad by any means.

As far as the Chinese people go, they are doing everything right. They are kind, fiscal and still have a sense of justice if all the anti-gov’t protests say anything.


January 15, 2009 @ 4:43 pm | Comment

Ferin, I am going to strike the last part of that comment, if you don’t mind. Do you really feel you need to attack those who disagree with you? Do you think it furthers your cause?

January 15, 2009 @ 5:04 pm | Comment

I have the impression that when he was Ferin he was less aggressive. Somehow his new moniker is giving him a lot of rage and hatred.

I suggest you come back to your older and more peaceful moniker Ferin.

January 15, 2009 @ 5:13 pm | Comment

He’s still the same abusive racist troll he’s always been. Very soon, he’ll probably be banned and then come back after a couple of weeks as usual.

January 15, 2009 @ 9:13 pm | Comment

Mor, I am getting really mean about comments. I looked around last night and thought back to 2005, when these threads were really great, and I got very depressed. I won’t tolerate any evil comments. If you see one that I missed please alert me.

January 16, 2009 @ 5:29 pm | Comment

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