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Fed Chief Ben Bernanke Named Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year'
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Posted on 12/16/2009 4:27:16 AM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour

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1 posted on 12/16/2009 4:27:18 AM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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Well Hitler won it, and Bin Laden was a finalist a couple of years back, so I guess it just makes sense.


2 posted on 12/16/2009 4:28:41 AM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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2009 was a very bad year.


3 posted on 12/16/2009 4:28:55 AM PST by AU72
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Oh man, Michelle O is gonna be really pissed to hear this news.


4 posted on 12/16/2009 4:30:32 AM PST by library user
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Faux crisis.

Faux hero.

Faux news source.


5 posted on 12/16/2009 4:33:21 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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At least it’s not Obambi again.


6 posted on 12/16/2009 4:33:48 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Tiger isn't out of the woods yet--not by a long shot.)
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A crushing blow to TOTUS, who believes he should have won again this year, and every year for eternity.


7 posted on 12/16/2009 4:34:55 AM PST by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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8 posted on 12/16/2009 4:38:07 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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Oh shoot, I was hoping Karl Denninger would get the honor.

He knows more about what Ben is responsible for, than does the staff at Time Magazine.


9 posted on 12/16/2009 4:41:08 AM PST by silverleaf (More folks being invited to the White House for Holiday parties than are being sent to Afghanistan)
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Finalist Pelosi will be incensed at this news....


10 posted on 12/16/2009 4:42:53 AM PST by aviator (Armored Pest Control)
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LOL! Just as he is about to lose his job!


11 posted on 12/16/2009 4:43:38 AM PST by wastoute
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Glorify the Glorious Obamunist Party!


12 posted on 12/16/2009 4:43:56 AM PST by Bon mots
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Wasn’t this the same guy who had his bank info broken into earlier this year. He needed Lifelock!


13 posted on 12/16/2009 4:44:24 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (nothing is normal anymore)
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To: Diogenesis

TIME Stands Still

14 posted on 12/16/2009 4:44:50 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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I hear that Bernie Madoff was runner-up.


15 posted on 12/16/2009 4:44:50 AM PST by GoodDay (Palin for POTUS 2012)
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Yawn.


16 posted on 12/16/2009 4:46:05 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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I’ll get slaughtered for this but it is a good choice. Bernanke being a student of the Great Depression has done a good job with monetary policy and did not repeat the same mistakes as the monetary tightening during the 30’s. He will do an even better job if he is able to drain liquidity when demand for money slows from its record levels currently seen.


17 posted on 12/16/2009 4:48:02 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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Time’s two readers might be interested.


18 posted on 12/16/2009 4:48:42 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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TIME=IRRELEVENT
19 posted on 12/16/2009 4:49:44 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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More like “Crook of the Year”.


20 posted on 12/16/2009 4:52:56 AM PST by Sofia
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Well, gee, do you think the water carriers at Time know then by inside info that Big Ben will be reappointed??? Duh. I guess poor Larry won’t be in a new gig.


21 posted on 12/16/2009 5:00:48 AM PST by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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And we all thought that he was kidding about the helicopters! Yee-ha! Go, Ben!


22 posted on 12/16/2009 5:04:39 AM PST by headsonpikes (Genocide is the highest sacrament of socialism - "Who-whom?")
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Ha! That’s basically the same thing I thought when I heard it on the radio on the way into work today.

(PS: How ya doin’?)


23 posted on 12/16/2009 5:05:12 AM PST by Constitution Day
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I remember Time. I think I saw it when I was a kid. Is it still around?
24 posted on 12/16/2009 5:07:07 AM PST by fhayek
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Bad joke.


25 posted on 12/16/2009 5:09:56 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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I remember Time. I think I saw it when I was a kid. Is it still around?

Not the one you remember.

26 posted on 12/16/2009 5:10:50 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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"They chose WHO!!!???"


27 posted on 12/16/2009 5:14:17 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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Is this a joke?


28 posted on 12/16/2009 5:14:29 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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Oh man, Michelle O is gonna be really pissed to hear this news.

If this is true....Pelosi will go ballistic and likely need an emergency Botox injection to remove the grimace from her face.

29 posted on 12/16/2009 5:15:11 AM PST by voicereason (I Don't Need SEX...I Get Screwed By Democrats Everyday!!!)
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Old “Helicopter Ben” is my brother’s best friend.
My brother is a day-trader and out of the 22 times this clown opened his mouth this past year or so, my brother made a least $5k in the market....LOL. Surely, old Ben should win some kind of an award.... The Time award is about as useless and benign as it gets....perfect for old Ben.


30 posted on 12/16/2009 5:16:13 AM PST by lgjhn23
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31 posted on 12/16/2009 5:25:10 AM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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Can’t wait to see what Karl Denninger has to say about this...heh heh


32 posted on 12/16/2009 5:29:42 AM PST by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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Time = leftist pamphlet...


33 posted on 12/16/2009 5:30:15 AM PST by refermech
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Can’t wait to see what Karl has to say about THIS one... :-)


34 posted on 12/16/2009 5:42:48 AM PST by an amused spectator (The money vampires fear garlands of lead & brass)
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The “Person of the Year” in action......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdpbD99IqAg


35 posted on 12/16/2009 5:43:08 AM PST by TMA62 (TMA62)
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Who cares? This thing is like the “Nobel Peace Prize”; it doesn’t mean anything.


36 posted on 12/16/2009 5:43:51 AM PST by Savage Beast (If you throw a rock over a fence, itÂ’s the hit dog that hollers. -Mike Huckabee)
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At least it wasn’t Piglosi!


37 posted on 12/16/2009 5:44:37 AM PST by cameraeye (A happy kufir!)
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I am surprised they did not give him next year’s Nobel prize in advance.


38 posted on 12/16/2009 5:44:45 AM PST by ProudFossil
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Wiley C. Bernanke, Suuuuuper Genius.


39 posted on 12/16/2009 5:44:47 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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LOL! “Great minds think alike”? :-)


40 posted on 12/16/2009 5:45:59 AM PST by an amused spectator (The money vampires fear garlands of lead & brass)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

I’ll say that I largely agree with you. Given what happened in September/October 2008, the Fed pumping lots of temporary liquidiy into the economy was the right choice at the time, and probably saved a great deal of pain.

I think Paulsons role was villainous and the primary impact TARP was to save the jobs and fortunes of Paulson’s friends instead of propping up the general economy, but the Fed did what had to be done in the short term.

The Feds role in allowing the housing/credit bubbles in the years leading up to the crises is more questionable, but even in that respect there are bigger villains.


41 posted on 12/16/2009 5:51:38 AM PST by CaptainMorgantown
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Even more reason to audit him and the rest of the Fed.


42 posted on 12/16/2009 6:01:43 AM PST by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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Who the H#$@ cares what TIME thinks?

The irrelevant magazine of the year award goes to...


43 posted on 12/16/2009 6:07:23 AM PST by Humble Servant (see y'all in the Gulag.)
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To: AU72

2009, the year of “epic fail”


44 posted on 12/16/2009 6:09:19 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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Well, it took this long for a Bush appointee to get any MSM recognition, but not until Obama had reappointed him. Now he is a success, but only after the Obama reappointment. Before that, he was garbage, /MSM


45 posted on 12/16/2009 6:14:30 AM PST by ilgipper
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After Congress, the banks, the mortgage industry and the Fed brought us to the brink of financial meltdown, Ben Bernanke has managed to save us from civil chaos to fend off looming insolvency.

Lowering our economic productivity and standard of living is, no doubt, part of their problem/crisis/solution scenario along with the rising economic tide rushing towards the undeveloped world.

Copenhagen is the lynch pin in their economic harmonization agenda.


46 posted on 12/16/2009 6:23:31 AM PST by tokerinchiefisanacornamerican (Tokerinchiefisanacornamerican)
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They couldn’t really give it to Hussein twice in a row, so they had to give it to somebody high up. Considering our fiscal situation, this is like giving CEO of the Year to a guy who ran his company into bankruptcy.


47 posted on 12/16/2009 6:28:28 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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Well Hitler won it, and Bin Laden was a finalist a couple of years back, so I guess it just makes sense.

Stalin won it twice. But to fair, TIME's "person of the year" isn't meant to be the "best person of the year", but simply the one that best symbolizes the spirit of the year or held the public's attention captive. Bernanke got it for symbolizing the economic meltdown. Clinton got it for the Lewinki affair.
48 posted on 12/16/2009 6:43:27 AM PST by wolf78 (Inflation is a form of taxation, too. Cranky Libertarian - equal opportunity offender.)
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We live in a really weird time.

What next? Malik Nidal Hassan for a purple heart?


49 posted on 12/16/2009 6:44:40 AM PST by Zack Attack
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2009 was a very bad year.
++++++++++++++++

Wonder if he’ll hang this on his mantle, or if this is hanging around his neck?


50 posted on 12/16/2009 6:51:57 AM PST by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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