EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY QUOTE SEASON CONTINUES VI

Media Matters for America present what they call “the offensive, the senseless, the bigoted, the inaccurate; a year in right wing-nuttery.”

Posted by Tim B. on 12/28/2006 at 07:52 AM
    1. If that’s the best that they can come up with then I reckon we’ve got them well and truly covered.

      Posted by Jack Lacton on 2006 12 28 at 07:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. They forgot “oafish and infantile”.

      A badge of honour.

      Posted by Pedro the Ignorant on 2006 12 28 at 08:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. I note this idiot lists pat Buchanan among the right-wingers. In many ways Buchanan is an old-fashioned know-nothing socialist like Pauline Hanson.

      Posted by McAnzac on 2006 12 28 at 08:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. Yes.  The editor of the NYT should have been arrested.

      I truly believe that the NYT are trying to bait the administration.

      Posted by murph on 2006 12 28 at 09:00 AM • permalink

 

    1. Actually, I think a fair number of those quotes are pretty much on target (hell, even Geraldo Rivera’scomment is correct in its conclusion about Kerry). Hyperbole? Sure. But one purpose of “good” hyperbole is to isolate some particularly obnoxious quality observable in a person in order to concentrate the reader’s (or listener’s) attention on it – i.e., hyperbole is sometimes good for blowing away a phony’s smoke screen.

      And I notice that they focused on people like Michael Savage and Ann Coulter. They didn’t dare include anything from Mark Steyn in their list. And I’ve got to say, for sheer raucous, inhumane, rabid paranoia, you’ve got to go to someplace like the Daily Kos, where gladiatorial morons fight it out in the arena of hate to determine who can be the most morally repugnant, thus meriting a tinfoil laural wreath, awarded by the Divine Moulitsas.

      Posted by paco on 2006 12 28 at 09:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. Funny, does that outlet have a list of the worst left-wing lines as well? What’s that you say? Wouldn’t be the right kind of politics?

      Posted by wreckage on 2006 12 28 at 10:54 AM • permalink

 

    1. The first supposedly offensive quote is this:

      William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights: “Well, look, there are people in Hollywood, not all of them, but there are some people who are nothing more than harlots. They will do anything for the buck. They wouldn’t care. If you asked them to sodomize their own mother in a movie, they would do so, and they would do it with a smile on their face.”

      Getting offended because someone blasphemes against Hollywood doesn’t really do much to shatter the whole “Out of touch limosine liberal” thing does it? There are at most four quotes there that any sane person would be offended by.

      Posted by Ross on 2006 12 28 at 11:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. Hmm. At least half of those quotes made perfectly reasonable sense.

      This one made me spit my coffee. Freakin’ hi-larious:

      “I don’t know if [Clinton’s] gay. But Al Gore—total fag.”

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 12 28 at 11:31 AM • permalink

 

    1. At least Coulter’s joke gets a grin. Jon Carry is still searching for a punchline near the Cambodian border.

      Posted by Some0Seppo on 2006 12 28 at 11:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m no fan of the Catholic League, but for once, William Donohue has it right.  There are people in Hollywood who would sodomize their mother in a movie, if she was an actress they wanted to be seen with.  If two straight men are willing to get it on together in a movie about gay sheepherders, why draw the line at Mom?  So why is this statement considered nuttery?  Because it was William Donohue who said it, maybe?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 12 28 at 11:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. George Soros’ lickspittle are complaining about what now?

      #8 Dave S.

      Hmm. At least half of those quotes made perfectly reasonable sense.

      Perfectly reasonable sense is deeply offensive to the Mastercard Marxists.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 12 28 at 12:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. Have to agree with RebeccaH.  The truth value of the Donohue statement is what exactly?

      I loved the Coulter Lincoln/Chafee quote.
      I’m sure that the ideological thrust and nuance of that comment was probably a bridge too far for them.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 12 28 at 12:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ooops!  #12 should have read “and the problem with the truth value..  Sorry

      Posted by yojimbo on 2006 12 28 at 12:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. Pigeon Forge RebeccaH –

      There are people in Hollywood who would sodomize their mother in a movie, if she was an actress they wanted to be seen with.  If two straight men are willing to get it on together in a movie about gay sheepherders, why draw the line at Mom? 

      Well, I for one refused to watch two gay sheepherders baa’ing the ewe cry, and I will refuse—

      (wait, let me think on it)

      —ok, yes, I will refuse to watch some guy sodomize his mom just because it’s a choice movie role.  Unless it’s Rachel Welch and they show titty and such.  No, I refuse.

      (stands on soap box of moral superiority)

      Posted by wronwright on 2006 12 28 at 12:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. They certainly lack a sense of humor at Alternet; not news.

      I hope Rush understands that you can get milk, and thus butter, without butchering a cow.

      Posted by bobpence on 2006 12 28 at 12:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Alternet and their fellow travelers have no sense of humor that they’re aware of. Besides, if Conservatives have political influence anywhere in the world, there can be no laughter, as the situation is far too serious.

      :^/

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 12 28 at 01:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Anne Coulter? Oh no no no no ….

      Posted by Observer on 2006 12 28 at 02:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. a year in right-wing nuttery.

      Most of these so-called right wing nutters sound right on the money to me.

      Posted by Bonmot on 2006 12 28 at 04:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. “the offensive, the senseless, the bigoted, the inaccurate; a year in right wing-nuttery.”

      WHAT! That is usually the first thing I order, when I order, here.

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 12 28 at 04:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. From the quotelist:

      Fox News host Bill O’Reilly (on his radio show): “Do I care if the Sunnis and Shiites kill each other in Iraq? No. I don’t care. Let’s get our people out of there. Let them kill each other. Maybe they’ll all kill each other, and then we can have a decent country in Iraq.” [12/5/06]

      I agree this is nuttery. But I also fail to see any difference from official DNC policy.

      Syndicated columnist and Fox News host Cal Thomas on businessman Ned Lamont’s victory in Connecticut’s Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate: “It completes the capture of the Democratic Party by its Taliban wing. … [T]hey have now morphed into Taliban Democrats because they are willing to ‘kill’ one of their own, if he does not conform to the narrow and rigid agenda of the party’s kook fringe.” [8/10/06]

      Given Lieberman’s performance, I fail to see any inaccuracy here.

      Look, we on the Right can easily fall into the same trap. I happen to be a victim of a congenital condition, Harry Benjamin’s Syndrome, which many churches consider a mark of the devil, and many on the right conflate with sexual perversion.

      It can be difficult when you’re arguing hormone levels, autopsy results and skeletal structures, and the other side is quoting Leviticus or the official Vatican line based on on inaccurate data from 30 years ago.

      And I’m not talking theory here – I’m denied an Australian passport because of my condition. That has only been the case since 2005. We must be careful not to be too Fanatic too, like the Lunar Left.

      Posted by Zoe Brain on 2006 12 28 at 04:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. RebeccaH

      Did you enjoy the traffic, when in Sevier County?

      Did you ever make it into Gatlinburg, (my neck of the woods) or did you turn around in disgust?…:).

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 12 28 at 04:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Zoe

      For what its worth, your respected by many for who you are not what you are. Unlike the Lunar Left I don’t see you as token for other agendas.

      Posted by armageddon on 2006 12 28 at 05:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. Zoe:

      Although denied an Australian passport, were you ever able to get back into Australia some other way? Or are you having to wait it out overseas?

      Posted by paco on 2006 12 28 at 05:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. Everything I know about the Left, I learned in kindergarten.

      That knowledge gathered of ‘these’ people in kindergarten has been confirmed correct many times over, but especially with:

      This…John Kerry: “If you make the most of (education), you study hard, you do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.” (Oct. 30)

      This…Joe Biden: “You CANNOT go into a 7-11 or a Dunkin Donuts without an Indian accent.” (July 6)

      This…New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin: “This city will be chocolate at the end of the day.” (Jan. 16)

      And the absolute best response to ‘these’ people was:

      This…Tony Snow to Helen Thomas“Thank you for the Hezbollah view.” (July 18)

      link

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 12 28 at 05:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. Buchanan’s a fascist who bolted from the GOP a long time ago, Coulter and Savage just want to shock people with their over-the-top-rhetoric, and Geraldo’s a liberal.

      What kind of a list is this?

      Posted by Bruce Rheinstein on 2006 12 28 at 05:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. #25: What kind of a list is this?

      Well, Bruce, you know how “inclusive” leftists like to be (that “big tent” thing).

      Posted by paco on 2006 12 28 at 05:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. Gah.  Now I’ve got a cookie from Alternet on my hard drive.

      Posted by Rittenhouse on 2006 12 28 at 05:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. #21, El Cid, we did indeed make it to Gatlinburg, took the cable car and the chair lift all the way to the top (too bad about the lack of snow, those look like some decent ski slopes), and enjoyed ourselves.  Even climbing over concrete barriers and wading through gravel in lovely downtown Gatlinburg.

      Traffic wasn’t a big problem except for the stretch between Light 1 and Light 4 in Pigeon Forge.  They aren’t in sequence, which causes a horrendous bottleneck, sort of like the Vegas Strip any time of the day or night.  After Light 4, the traffic miraculously vanishes and we’ve yet to figure out where it goes.  Some kind of space/time continuum thing, we think.

      The main reason we can never live there is because there are steps and slopes every frickin’ where, in parking lots, shopping malls, shops, condos, restaurants, because nothing, absolutely nothing, is level.  That’s mountain living for real.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 12 28 at 06:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. RebeccaH

      After Light 4, the traffic miraculously vanishes and we’ve yet to figure out where it goes.

      If vehicles have Sevier on their vehicle tag, back roads.

      All others go to your below described space/time continuum . You guys are lucky you made it out, must have some kind of reverse shield on your vehicle…:).

      absolutely nothing, is level.

      You got that right.

      Glad you enjoyed your visit.

      Posted by El Cid on 2006 12 28 at 08:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. Beck was a bit of a surprise, i always thought he was a pinko like Moby.

      #20- I’m starting to come around to that way of thinking myself- I’m reminded of a quote from a Gunny in Somalia, when asked what he thought was the solution to the internecine violence in that particular waste of real estate:- “Send in ammo and seal the borders”.

      Some people really aren’t worth the time, energy and manpower to save.

      Posted by Habib on 2006 12 28 at 08:14 PM • permalink

 

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