John Hawkins is masterful at putting together compendiums of things. His compendium today is a humdinger: The 50 Most Obnoxious Quotes of 2011. Here are a few examples to get you rolling:
48) I’m in, like, dating Babylon. Like, I go on dates with men and, literally, like Sarah Palin will come up in like the first 20 minutes, and that doesn’t put me in the mood. Like, talking about Sarah Palin. And they just want to know gossip, and I’m just kind of taking a little hiatus from dating right now, because I just don’t want to talk about Sarah Palin. — Meghan McCain
45) Do you think this Constitution-loving is getting out of hand? — Joy Behar
5) You know what, man? I am going to literally — if (Palin) gets elected president, I am going to hang out on the grassy knoll all the time, just loaded and ready — because you know what? It’s for my country. It’s for my country. If I got to sacrifice myself, it’s for my country. — Christopher Titus
You won’t feel good reading all 50 quotes, but you will realize that there are a lot of unhinged, stupid, angry people out there, and that too many of them have bully pulpits.
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