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Thursday, December 20, 2012

The 40 Most Obnoxious Quotes Of 2012 (9th Annual)

Regular readers of "The Lid" know that my friend John Hawkins is master of the list post.  I don't know where he finds the time for all the research but his latest The 40 Obnoxious Quotes Of 2012 is is great (and thankfully he doesn't include me):

For example

38) Seniors love getting junk mail. It’s sometimes their only way of communicating or feeling like they’re part of the real world. — Harry Reid

34) I’m asking everybody here, I’m asking everybody watching this nationwide to waste your vote on me. — Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson

30) They are happy to have a party with black people drowning. — Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian, David Chalian on the Republican National Convention

25) Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother? …He’s black, he kind of does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause, he’s not one of us. He’s kind of black, but he’s not really the guy you’d really want to hang out with, because he’s off to do something else…. We all know he has a white fiancée. There was all this talk about he’s a Republican, which, there’s no information [about that] at all. I’m just trying to dig deeper as to why he has an issue. — Rob Parker on Robert Griffin III

24) If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. — Barack Obama

18) I hate to say it, but killing is our way. We began America with genocide, then built it with slaves. The shootings will continue. It’s who we are. — Michael Moore

12) There’s white racist DNA running through the synapses of his or her brain tissue. They will kill their own kind, defend the enemies of their kind or anyone who is perceived to be the enemy of the milky white way of life. — Jeremiah Wright

8) You should certainly be aided by all the constitution-writing that has gone one since the end of World War II. I would not look to the US constitution, if I were drafting a constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the constitution of South Africa. That was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights, had an independent judiciary… It really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done. Much more recent than the US constitution – Canada has a Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It dates from 1982. You would almost certainly look at the European Convention on Human Rights. Yes, why not take advantage of what there is elsewhere in the world? — Ruth Bader Ginsburg




And these are simply a taste of what John has collected.  The best ones are still on his site. Click here and read the entire thing!

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