I don’t know if “obnoxious” is the best word for all of them, but they are all worth noting as the year ends. John Hawkins has compiled his list of the most obnoxious quotes of 2006 and they are doosies. I had forgotten some and others (like Spike Lee’s) I don’t recall ever hearing. Here are a few of the quotes John included:
10) “If I got (Condi Rice) a– on camera, I would put my Mars Air Jordans so far up her butt that the Mayo Clinic would have to remove them.” — Spike Lee
9) “Again, (America is) a stupid country with stupid people who don’t pay attention.” — Bill Maher
6) “In Vietnam, our soldiers came back and they were reviled as baby killers, in shame and humiliation. It isn’t happening now, but I will tell you – there has never been an [American] army as violent and murderous as our army has been in Iraq.” — Seymour Hersh
Number 40 is Ted Stevens’ definition of the internet. I don’t know whether or not it is obnoxious, but it is certainly clueless and it cracks me up everytime I hear it. Check them all out at Right Wing News.
Update: Be sure to check out the Media Research Center’s “Notable Quotables” for 2006. These are their annual media stupidity awards and they include extensive quotes that will have you either laughing or wanting to scream. Keith Olbermann’s name appears more than once. Be sure to keep clicking on “next” until you see all seven pages of awards.