And a moron shall lead them. I know, she’s done a lot of work against bullying and on behalf of gay marriage, but that’s just playing to the base. Let’s not confuse building an audience with courage.
Ironic that the journalists who make up the pundit class are responsible for propagating some of the year’s most pestiferous cliches:
- “At the end of the day” …
- “Kicking the can down the road” …
- “Game changer” (which seamlessly doubles as a sports bromide)
On a positive note, usage of “a perfect storm” seems to have abated.
More annoying people of 2011 here — only two to go, including THE most annoying person(s?) of the year that almost was.
Is there anything worse than a cocky dumb ass? How ’bout a cocky dumb ass running for president?
Texas Gov. Rick Perry admitted Thursday that he didn’t know about the Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas, a case decided while he was governor which struck down the state’s anti-sodomy law and similar laws in 13 others.
A voter at a meet and greet asked him to defend his criticism of limited government in the case.
“I wish I could tell you I knew every Supreme Court case. I don’t, I’m not even going to try to go through every Supreme Court case, that would be — I’m not a lawyer,” Perry said at the Blue Strawberry Coffee Shop here. “We can sit here and you know play I gotcha questions on what about this Supreme Court case or whatever, but let me tell you, you know and I know that the problem in this country is spending in Washington, D.C., it’s not some Supreme Court case.” …
Asked by Ken Herman, a columnist with the Austin American Statesman, for clarification on whether he knew what the case concerned, Perry responded, “I’m not taking the bar exam…I don’t know what a lot of legal cases involve.”
When told that the Supreme Court case struck down the Texas sodomy law, Perry said, “My position on traditional marriage is clear and I don’t know need a law. I don’t need a federal law case to explain it to me.”
The Texas governor referenced Lawrence v. Texas in his 2010 book Fed Up!, calling it one of the court cases in which “Texans have a different view of the world than do the nine oligarchs in robes.”
He makes W. sound like George Plimpton.
More Annoying People of 2011 here.
Partying with Gaddafi Jr., defending venal celebs, ripping off poor people, co-opting Occupy Wall Street … how does Russell Simmons find the time? (sources)
Meanwhile, I’m afraid there will be even more opportunities for Russell Brand to annoy me in 2012.
Give me Nipsey Russell any day.
More Annoying People of 2011 here.
When he wasn’t pimping the royal wedding as the most significant event since man learned to walk, obsequious twat Piers Morgan was lauding Matt Damon for turning the 2008 election.
Morgan had mentioned Damon’s decision to criticize Sarah Palin during the last presidential campaign:
So [you] won the election. Because you focused people’s attention in one moment on what was an extraordinary situation, where someone could come from nowhere, as you rightly said, and potentially run the country.
We can only hope perjury is a firing offense at CNN.
We’re halfway home — click here for the other honorees.
- Richard Adams: What does CNN do with Piers Morgan now? (nextlevelofnews.com)
I was going to single out Adam Levine as a triumph of bland, inoffensive pop. Then I heard that “Moves Like Jagger” song and was very offended — and annoyed. Click here for the rest of the still-populating list.
More specifically, the smug twentysomething in the glasses and Castro beard. He joins Fox News’ Eric Bolling and the AT&T Flash Mob Guy on the list.
In the name of research I’m watching this former commodities trader, shirt unbuttoned below the chest, tongue kiss Donald Trump on the comically bad Fox News show “The Five.” Douchier than even Doocy, Bolling had a helluva year:
“America was certainly safe between 2000 and 2008,” he said in July. “I don’t remember any attacks on American soil during that period of time.”
Avid followers of the Braves had to endure this commercial a good five times a night, every night, all summer long. More proof that AT&T hates you.
I welcome your nominations. And yes, Piers Morgan made the cut.