A Yale professor named “Don’t tase me, bro” as the most memorable phrase of 2007 last week. Here’s the first of my two-part list of obvious and not-so-obvious notable quotables, words, headlines, and phrases of the year. Part I covers January through June. Part II will cover July through December.
“Obscene amenities.” – WaPo troop-basher William Arkin.
“Amenities International.” – Sout al-Kuffar’s video smackdown of Arkin.
“I’ve lost my son but he became a part of history.” – Deb Dunham, mother of fallen Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham, recipient of the Medal of Honor.
“The way ahead will be neither quick nor easy.” – Gen. David Petraeus on the surge, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“Whore.” – What Democrat Rep. Joe Baca called Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who quit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in protest.
This is both my first post to the Edwards blog and my announcement that I’m joining the presidential campaign for John Edwards for 2008. I’ll be taking over the job of Blogmaster (mistress?) over the course of the month of February. The main two questions this brings up are: Why me? And why John Edwards? – Amanda Marcotte’s first official post as chief John Edwards blogger
“Godbag.” “Jeebus.” – Favored religious-bashing slurs of Marcotte.
“Christofascist.” – Favored slur of Edwards’ second blogger, Melissa McEwan
“Important action alert.” – Coined by nutroots leader Chris Bower of MyDD to rally supporters of John Edwards’ nutty bloggers.
“He felt that what we were doing was just and right.” – Charles Cummings, father of fallen hero Army PFC Branden Cummings, who died in an IED attack in Diyala, Iraq.
“Chickengreens!” – Blogger Tigerhawk’s nickname for Al Gore and his eco-sanctimonious elites who “Conserve as I say, not as I do.”
Better luck next time!
If at first you don’t succeed…
You can’t kill pure evil. Like an exorcism, you have to drive a stake through it.
– Huffington Post commenters reacting to the suicide bomb attack on Bagram Air Force base during VP Cheney’s visit.
“KICK MY ASS.” – Sign worn by “performance artist” Mark McGowan, who crawled around the streets of New York in a George Bush mask looking for unhinged moonbats to plant their shoes on his backside for therapeutic purposes.
“What’s wrong with sucking up to everybody?” – John McCain on the campaign trail in Seattle.
“Chocolate Jesus.” – Cowardly artist’s attempt to offend people of faith.
“I am John Doe.” – Our response to the lying, flying, suing imams.
“I have cancelled all speaking engagements. I am afraid to leave my yard. I will never feel the same. I will never be the same.” – Techblogger Kathy Sierra gives in to online threats.
“I made the ‘Vote Different’ ad.” – The producer of the famous viral anti-Hillary Big Sister ad steps forward.
“He would do it all over again, and he loved being an American.” – Kristia Cavere, sister of fallen hero Jonathan Cadavero, an Army medic killed on patrol in Baghdad.
“Aww don’t feel noways tired. I’ve come too faarrr from where I started frum. . . . Aww could have listened all day luung.” – Hillary Clinton in Selma, Alabama.
“No attack occurred.” – the North Carolina Attorney General’s conclusion regarding the Duke lacross players.
Catch me on the block
Every other day
Another bitch another drop
16 bars, 24 pop
44 songs, nigga gimme what you got…
– from my post on Don Imus vs. the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks Chart
“There’s only one whore on this split-screen, and it’s you, Mr. Shabazz.” – My response to hatemonger Malik Shabazz’s attack on me as a “political prostitute.”
“You know, when I walk into the Oval Office in January of 2009, I’m afraid I’m gonna lift up the rug and I’m goin’ to see so much stuff uh-nder thar . . . You know, what is it about us always havin’ to clean up after people? . . . But this is not just going to be pickin’ up socks off the floor. This is going to be cleanin’ up the government.” – Hillary Clinton preaching at Al Sharpton’s church
“We should not surrender in the face of barbarism” – Joe Lieberman to Harry Reid.
“As coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting continues to unfold, AAJA urges all media to avoid using racial identifiers unless there is a compelling or germane reason.” – Asian American Journalists Association grievance-mongers complaining about coverage of VTech killer Cho Seung-Hui.
“Verizon decided this week to end its support and sponsorship of Akon.” – Verizon official Jim Gerace.
“I’m not serving you.” – restaurant owner Jeff Ruby to O.J. Simpson
“I don’t feel like a hero, to be honest with you. I feel like I did the right thing. But the real heroes are our men and women overseas, and the people in our law enforcement who handled this situation.” – Brian Morgenstern, the John Doe whistleblower who tipped of the feds to the Fort Dix Six jihadi suspects.
– John McCain cursing out John Cornyn over shamnesty
“12 million undocumented Americans.” – Harry Reid’s description of the illegal alien population of the US.
“Loud people.” – Lindsay Graham’s disdainful description of grass-roots opponents of shamnesty.
“Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.” – The odious Trent Lott.
“Clay pigeon.” – Harry Reid’s last-ditch shamnesty ploy.
“Bush Estrangement Syndrome.” – Kathryn Lopez’s term of un-endearment for the White House after the shamnesty debacle.
“I sincerely apologize to anyone I may have inadvertently offended. The bag was a purchase I made as a tourist in China and I did not realize the potentially hurtful nature of the slogan printed on it.” – Cameron Diaz apologizing for carrying her Mao bag in Peru.
And by special commenter request…
“Now people are at least as smart as goats,” Lott continued. “Maybe not as agile. Build a fence. We should have a virtual fence. Now one of the ways I keep those goats in the fence is I electrified them. Once they got popped a couple of times they quit trying to jump it.”
“I’m not proposing an electrified goat fence,” Lott added quickly, “I’m just trying, there’s an analogy there.”
– The odious Trent Lott striking out again.
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