The 50 most loathsome Americans, from The BeastJanuary 22, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Words from Hal | Leave a comment
Just finished reading this, and for the most part, am in agreement, though there are a few others could be added, and I dislike the disparaging of The Huffington Post, which I trust more these days than The Washington Post, certainly.. Check it out here:
I was particularly intrigued with the number one position: YOU. Not me of course, but You, the generic you. It is the burden of those of us who are truly omniscient, omnipotent and omni-educated (and unanimously progressive) to tell all of You that You are at fault for the world we live in. But don’t listen to me. Tune in to Glenn Beck, Andrew Breitbart, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, et al ad infinitum. Let your brains turn to pumpkin pie. I don’t care.
And when I only give you fifty cents credit on your new volume of The Manchurian President, or Broke, or Ann Coulter, or any of these other End-of-World-God- will- Save- the- Righteous stupid books, don’t get all huffy and bothered, and when I am sold out of Atlas Shrugged because you morons still think the John Birch Society is our answer to the world’s problems, don’t tell me your Fascist, racist, Christian nonsense. and when you complain when I refuse to let you in the store on Mondays because I Don’t Know Who You Are, well, let me tell you…this store has been closed on Mondays for over twelve years now, and no Tea Party type, or regulations by bawling baby Boehner, or rants by truly ignorant, and no longer funny Glenn Beck, will ever get me to open the door, particularly if you are, or ever have been, a CEO….of anything.
Am feeling better now, the exercises seem to be working, and if you haven’t checked out the Most Loathsome list, I give you the number 2 position, with pleasure, and they are from Texas, where else!
2) David & Charles Koch
Charges: In a land filthy with noxious liars, these two are the filthiest. Their dad founded the ridiculous John Birch Society which claimed fluoridated tap water was a Communist mind-control plot—while his company built oil refineries for Stalin. And they’ve not fallen far from the despicable hypocrite tree. Koch Industries, the second biggest privately-held company in the country, generates its annual $98 billion in profits from coal mining, stealing oil from Indian reservations, refining and piping Canadian tar sands oil, and every other clear-cut, mountaintop-removing environmental abomination under the sun. How they make money is dirty; how they spend it is dirtier. From free-market-humping think tanks CATO and Heartland to Tea Party-backing Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Works, they invest vulgar amounts of money in misappropriating populist rage and misinforming the ignorant masses on climate change, tax reform, environmental policy, health care, and any other issue that could cut into their fat bottom line.
Aggravating factor: In a philanthropy-meets-disinformation masterstroke, the Smithsonian’s new $15 million David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins is a climate change whitewash, which teaches that destroying our environment is no big deal because we can just adapt and evolve.
Sentence: Fed to the Kraken.