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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:07 PM

50 Most Loathsome People of 2012 (Buffalo Beast)

25) George Zimmerman
Charges: The NYPD of neighborhood watch who, despite pleas from the 911 dispatcher, pursued, escalated a conflict with, then gunned down a teenager for what he deemed a suspicious possesion of Skittles and melanin. And he keeps making me think of Men’s Wearhouse owner George Zimmer–”You’re gonna like the way you look.” But mostly the murdered kid thing.
Smoking Gun: An actual smoking gun.
Sentence: A jury of Trayvon Martin’s peers.

24) Penn Jillette
Charges: Humiliating himself as Donald Trump’s dancing business-monkey. Featured on a not-so-secret list of sexist creepers within the skeptic/atheist community. He’s an intolerably smug know-it-all who actually knows very little. A devout Randroid and Glenn Beck fan, he’s to the rationalist movement what John Wayne Gacey was to clowns. His thankfully defunct, eponymously titled show “Bullshit,” operated under the tired formula of dirty hippy debates CATO Institute whore, and we learn that second-hand smoke is as safe as Gerbers. Magic! The Anti-Lorax, Jillette’s an environment-hating bafoon who denied anthropogenic global warming until as late as 2008–because he was too scared of the “political climate.” At least Teller has the decency to never speak.
Smoking Gun: “Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral self-righteous bullying laziness.”
Sentence: Forced at government gunpoint to work as Trump’s hair illusionist.

23) Donald Trump
Charges: A convincing argument against the 1st and 5th Amendments, this walking combover needs to just shut the fuck up and die already. The comsumate huckster, and sufferer of verbal dysentary, his countless transgressions defy cataloguing. So I’ll spare you everything save for his moronic ploy to gain Obama’s passport and college records in exchange for a $5 million charity donation. Insult to racist injury, the video announcement was so low rent that he looked like an 8mm-shot Boehner/Oompa Loompa with a digruntled squirel on his head.
Smoking Gun: So awful he makes Mark Cuban seem awesome.
Sentence: Shut the fuck up and die already.

22) Ghost of Breitbart
Charges: The P.T. Barnum of modern conservatism, he was a traveling hypocrisy circus, a one-man confidence game, who never missed an opportunity to employ the Alinskyite tactics he pretended to deride. Most obviously, smearing your political enemies with your own failings…like calling everyone on the left an Alinskyite. Spent the final months of his life pitching a video–with all the coked-up vigor of the late Billy Mays–that was going to shake up the world. Released posthumously, the Obama-hugs-black-professor video riled few outside of the Klan, and that’s the real tragedy of his death: Andy never did taste the failure. Just sidewalk.
Smoking Gun: “I have videos, this election we’re going to vet him…from his college days to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008.”
Sentence: Tormented by Malcolm X and Saul Alinsky in the afterlife.

21) “Papa” John Schnatter
Charges: Infantile Romney-garch who threatened to raise the cost of his shitty pizzas by 15¢ and cut workers’ hours because Obamacare mandates that he provide meager health benefits to his underpaid employees.
Smoking Gun: His 2 million-pizza giveaway marketing strategy cost his company roughly 6 times what Obamacare does.
Sentence: Hires robots and flying drones to replace weak, disease-prone humans, and then Skynet something whatever. “Your clothes…give them to me, now.”

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Reply 50 Most Loathsome People of 2012 (Buffalo Beast) (Original post)
REP Feb 2013 OP
Sheldon Cooper Feb 2013 #1
DevonRex Feb 2013 #6
Sheldon Cooper Feb 2013 #7
DevonRex Feb 2013 #9
Sheldon Cooper Feb 2013 #10
DevonRex Feb 2013 #16
REP Feb 2013 #18
Kolesar Feb 2013 #2
REP Feb 2013 #3
Kolesar Feb 2013 #4
REP Feb 2013 #5
DevonRex Feb 2013 #8
REP Feb 2013 #11
Jeff In Milwaukee Feb 2013 #13
REP Feb 2013 #15
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2013 #12
REP Feb 2013 #14
Laura PourMeADrink Feb 2013 #17
Initech Feb 2013 #19
REP Feb 2013 #21
Guy Whitey Corngood Feb 2013 #20
Initech Feb 2013 #22
lpbk2713 Feb 2013 #23
REP Feb 2013 #24

Response to REP (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:15 PM

1. I couldn't agree more.

What a bunch of knobs.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:39 PM

6. So, president Obama is more loathsome than Donald Trump? nt

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:40 PM

7. ???

I didn't see Obama's name in the OP.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:43 PM

9. There are 50 names and a link. nt

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:43 PM

10. I didn't read the link.

Sue me.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:55 PM

16. I am not surprised you didn't.

Because you're pretty new. I should have realized that. So, this is a good heads up for you for next time. ANy time there's a list like that of terrible people, it's a sure thing President Obama will be on it and someone will post it.

They will either gleefully state it in the subject line or hide the fact he's on the list entirely. Unfortunately, that last one kind of sucks people in who didn't expect it, like you this time. Because you expect the posted portion to be representative, right, and not to have left off that rather important detail. Sorry that happened to you this time - even if you agree with the list you should know what you're agreeing to publicly on DU. And I've already said I think the obligation is the poster's to be more forthcoming in the OP.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #16)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:03 PM

18. Except I post the 50 Most Loathsome EVERY YEAR

I'm a fan of Ian Murphy - before he prank-called Walker and everyone was suddenly a fan - and have been reading The Beast for years. Yes, Taibbi and Co aren't big Obama fans, but I've been reading the Beast long before he was in office.

If you feel like pulling up all my anti-Obama posts, please go for it.

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Response to REP (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:15 PM

2. I got a "different list" at Buffalo Beast

Aaron Sorkin, Jim Lehrer
Even after a search:
http://buffalobeast.com/?s=people+of+2012

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:26 PM

3. There's 50 in all; I picked some from the middle.

Sorkin is #50.

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Response to REP (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:28 PM

4. Ha!

Time to zone out...

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:31 PM

5. Easy to do

I picked some that I thought would have broad appeal here The Beast takes no prisoners and uses pretty unsavory language.

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Response to REP (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:42 PM

8. And it allowed you to say that Obama is worse than George Zimmerman.

In a round-about way. Clever.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:47 PM

11. I'm not actually Ian Murphy

I always enjoy his 50 Most Loathsome, but I don't agree with every entry.

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Response to REP (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:53 PM

13. I may not agree with him...

But you have to respect the quality of the abuse he heaps on people.

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Response to Jeff In Milwaukee (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:55 PM

15. Murphy's the guy who prank-called Walker

Paper was founded by Matt Taibbi.

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Response to REP (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:51 PM

12. Very interesting and erudite list. I don't agree with it all - but

still interesting. What is Buffalo Beast?

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:54 PM

14. The paper that prank-called Walker

Here's more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beast_(newspaper)

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Response to REP (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:03 PM

17. Love it...gonna start following the website. Thanks REP

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Response to REP (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:39 PM

19. The one about Sheriff Joe was classic:

12) Joe Arpaio
Charges: “America’s Sheriff” (in the way rat vomit is “America’s Snack Food”) has a long history of racism, prisoner abuse, and protecting pedophiles, but last year his low-rent Wyatt Earp routine turned overtly cartoonish. In a blatant effort to distract from an investigation into his illegally misspending nearly $100 million on immigrant roundups and spying programs, Arpaio launched the “Cold Case Posse”–meant to finally expose Obama’s Manchurian Presidency. The citizen “posse” determined the President’s birth certificate to be fraudulent, and then, as you remember, Obama was removed from office and Arpiao was given the Golden Key to Fantasy City for not totally wasting everyone’s time.
Smoking Gun: “At the very least, I can tell you this, based on all of the evidence presented and investigated, I cannot in good faith report to you that these documents are authentic.”
Sentence: Imprisoned in a tent city, made to wear pink panties, stuffed with candy, disguised as a pig pinata, and beaten mercilessly by Edward James Almos dressed as Captain Adama.

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Response to Initech (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:43 PM

21. I really did laugh out loud at the "rat vomit" line

He has a way with imagery, that's for sure.

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Response to REP (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:46 PM

20. '' He’s the shamelessly hungry middle segment in the human centipede between GOP operatives and

and vapid talking heads, constantly swallowing and shitting a stream of propaganda that would make Goebbels cringe.''



Holy fucking shit!!

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Response to REP (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:10 AM

22. I thought of a couple that should be on the list but aren't:

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Linkin Park:

Charges: Another year, another album of misplaced teenage rage written by successful men in their late 30s and early 40s that is sold to ADD medication-riddled, Call Of Duty obsessed teenagers who think this is somehow better than "Dark Side Of The Moon". Hailing from Los Angeles, the band consists of four white guys and one Asian DJ. This attempt at making their brand of "metal" (term used loosely) seem easy, they are pretty much a laughing stock among real heavy metal bands. (note: No real heavy metal band ever has needed or used a DJ)
Smoking Gun: "We don't play guitar solos because it makes songs longer" <-- ACTUAL EARLY INTERVIEW QUOTE FROM GUITARIST / VOCALIST CHESTER BENNINGTON (that sound you hear is the late Frank Zappa spinning in his grave)
Sentence: Teens get bored of their music, return to playing XBOX, forced to become backup band for Kidz Bop for eternity.

Taylor Swift:

Charges: Barely in her mid 20's, Taylor Swift has been through more men than most people go through pairs of shoes. Her equally loathsome boyfriends are all popular musicians who she parades around for a while, then publicly humiliates them through a series of easily written pop songs that explain why they're broken up for good.
Smoking Gun: Kanye West thought she was better than... ah whatever Kayne West thinks, think the opposite.
Sentence: Caught in the middle of a threesome between Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

The Kardashians

Charges: Yes, the whole damn lot of 'em. Whether you're a basketball fan and you're tired of hearing about how miserable Khloe is married to Lamar Odom, or Kim's love triangle with Mr. Auto Tune With An Ego Bigger Than God himself. Or maybe you heard about mom Chris Jenner's recent founding of a church that she uses to dodge hefty taxes that their daughters make from contributing... absolutely nothing of value to society. Or maybe you heard about the baby love triangle involving Kanye, Kim, and what's his name, you know - the basketball player.
Smoking Gun: Our Lady Of The Tax Dodge, the fact that Kim and Kanye's yet-to-be-born baby already has a publicist
Sentence: Kim and Khloe are forced to live the plot of "2 Broke Girls" with no chance for escape.

Lebron James
Charges: Yeah he finally bought, er, won a championship thanks to a lack of competition elsewhere in the league. Still doesn't change the fact that his ego is twice as big as the size of Texas. The fact that ESPN puts him on a huge pedestal during the basketball season certainly does nothing to help the cause.
Smoking Gun: "The Lakers didn't go through the kind of drama that we did. Nobody has."
Sentence: Drama class, grade: F-

Alex Rodriguez
Charges: Once baseball's mightiest modern day record breaker, he may soon be on the fast track to becoming baseball's Lance Armstrong. Wrapped up in yet another steroid abuse scandal, this one may cost him deeply in his contract, pocketbook, and maybe the forth coming season.
Smoking Gun: Last year was heavily rumored to be traded to the Miami Marlins, not too far from the clinic that's been at the center of baseball steroid abuse from the beginning.
Sentence: Sans steroids, crappy season after crappy season, he eventually has to stage a comeback Kenny Powers style and fails.

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Response to REP (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:21 AM

23. I had to check to make sure Rove was on the list.




He's the lowest of the lowlife scumbags.


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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:31 AM

24. 13) Karl Rove

Charges: Hubris. A fledgling act of perception management, he cheered on Nixon when he was 9 years-old, and he’s become exponentially more depraved as the years went by. He weaseled out of Watergate investigations, turned Texas red, and crowned a vegetable president with dirty tricks. He sold an illegal war, stole an election, outed Valerie Plame and suffered no consequences save for power and money. Why wouldn’t he think his heavily funded Crossroads GPS–which he basically promised the Koch brothers would win them the election–could possibly fail in convincing Americans to elect a cardboard cutout who thinks he’ll become a god in the afterlife? Hubris. A hubris that unfolded on live TV during his epic election night Fox News meltdown. Incredulous. Shocked. He’d spent all the money. He’d done all the evil. What went wrong? Finally, milk was spilled, and Rove responded like a petulant toddler. And, lo, the schadenfreude was sweet.

Smoking Gun: “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.” (2004)

Sentence: MMA cagematch with Joe the Plumber.

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