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Forbes Says Lady Gaga Is More Powerful Than Pelosi and Palin: Do You Agree?
ABC News ^ | 10/07/2010

Posted on 10/07/2010 7:17:04 AM PDT by WebFocus

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be second in line to the presidency, but her influence apparently pales in comparison to a good poker face.

Pop star and "Poker Face" hitmaker Lady Gaga is more powerful than Pelosi and many others, including Sarah Palin, according to Forbes magazine's new list of the world's 100 most powerful women.

We've come up with a new ranking of the female power elite that reflects the New Order of now," Forbes' Meghan Casserly wrote, explaining that new rankings are based on broader cultural influence than traditional titles.

First Lady Michelle Obama topped the list and Gaga was ranked No. 7, behind Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton but ahead of major political and business figures such as Pelosi, who ranked No. 11.

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1 posted on 10/07/2010 7:17:07 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus
What's Lady Gaga doing on the most powerful women list?

That thing is a dude.

2 posted on 10/07/2010 7:18:12 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: WebFocus

news from ABC to keep the masses amused


3 posted on 10/07/2010 7:18:59 AM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: WebFocus

What, in upper body strength? I could buy that.


4 posted on 10/07/2010 7:19:47 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: WebFocus

How to reduce your circulation by proving that the people you are trying to impress probably don’t read your rag.


5 posted on 10/07/2010 7:20:39 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: WebFocus

Glad we cancelled our Forbes subscription. Lots of their articles are little blurbs that direct me to their website.


6 posted on 10/07/2010 7:21:49 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: WebFocus

Nope


7 posted on 10/07/2010 7:22:56 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: WebFocus

Who is lady Gagger?

Is that a cross dresser?


8 posted on 10/07/2010 7:24:28 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: WebFocus
She's "powerful" alright...
9 posted on 10/07/2010 7:24:35 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: WebFocus

Again, they have confused power with influence. Lady Gaga is influential, she exerts a malevolent influence on young women. she doesn’t exercise power. Ditto Mrs. BO. And I don’t know how influential she is with most normal people.


10 posted on 10/07/2010 7:24:39 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: WebFocus
Sometimes the truth hurts.

Standing on a street corner in any of the larger cities, and asking to following questions:

“What did Congress do last week”

and

“What did Lady Gaga do last week”

would produce answers that would send most of us on this board into depression. Unfortunately, you could substitute Lindsy Lohan for Lady Gaga and get the same results.

It also explains how idiots like zero get elected.

11 posted on 10/07/2010 7:26:45 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: WebFocus

Lady Gaga can’t put me in jail for not buying health insurance.


12 posted on 10/07/2010 7:27:02 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: WebFocus

This is one of many times that I am so happy to have left the USA.
I have no clue as to who lady GaGa is, or what she does.
With a name like that, I probably do not want to know.


13 posted on 10/07/2010 7:30:12 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: running_dog_lackey
"Lady Gaga can’t put me in jail for not buying health insurance."

But she can be part of the PR machine that gets the brain dead zombies to vote for the M'er F'er who will put you in jain for not doing things their way.

14 posted on 10/07/2010 7:30:37 AM PDT by myself6
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To: AlexW

RE: This is one of many times that I am so happy to have left the USA.


Wherever you are, you’ll probably catch her on your radio :)


15 posted on 10/07/2010 7:32:06 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: AlexW

Where are you now?


16 posted on 10/07/2010 7:32:36 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Texas Eagle

I don’t watch much tv, so the first time I heard of this person was right here on FR. Still don’t know what she does...is she a singer? Entertainer? Politician?


17 posted on 10/07/2010 7:34:39 AM PDT by shorty_harris
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To: Texas Eagle
Lady Gaga has been demonstrated to be a "dudette" ~ there's no dude's dude-equipment there Fur Shur.

On the other hand she is in remarkably good shape due to her very energetic exercise regime ~ to prep for a fantastic number of live shows.

I did some research on this young lady to see if there was any way to invest my IRA funds in her success (alas there isn't). Her track record is truly phenomenal ~ particularly her early Swedish tours.

Her forte is dance music ~ CHICK dance music in fact. This is the kind of stuff that feeds the fires of the women's competitive dance clubs all over the world.

18 posted on 10/07/2010 7:35:00 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Texas Eagle
Lady Gaga is more powerful women then Sarah Palin?....

I can see Lady Gaga's weenie from my house!

19 posted on 10/07/2010 7:36:27 AM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: WebFocus

Pelosi is Lady Gag Me.


20 posted on 10/07/2010 7:39:14 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: WebFocus

“At the top of our list, First Lady Michelle Obama is a true change-maker since taking lodge in the White House in 2008.”

If she’s more powerful than Palin, then we can expect the Dems to gain more seats in the House and Senate this November.


21 posted on 10/07/2010 7:39:27 AM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: WebFocus

Want power? Christine O’Donnell turned me into a newt!

...

...

I got better.


22 posted on 10/07/2010 7:39:48 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Anyone can fib. It takes an intellectual to tell a really big lie.)
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To: WebFocus
Her first album went 3x platinum in a year and a half.

Her second album went platinum after a year and is still very far from 2x platinum.

It's been two years since she had a number one single, and she's released 6 singles since then.

Beyonce has 3 albums that are 3x platinum. It's been two years since she had a number 1 as well, but she hasn't released an album in between like LG has.

Rihanna has three platinum albums and 4 number 1 singles to Beyonce's 5 and LG's 2.

But Lady Gaga is the darling of the group which the media considers even more important politically than the group Michelle Obama represents, which is why she is the top-ranked musician above Beyonce.

23 posted on 10/07/2010 7:41:24 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: WebFocus
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be second in line to the presidency...

Really...

24 posted on 10/07/2010 7:42:16 AM PDT by ex91B10 (The only response now is mass resistance.)
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To: shorty_harris

>>> is she a singer? Entertainer?

Better then most of what’s on the charts. She’s no Dusty Springfield though. But then Dusty was a lesbian so she is disqualified to some here anyway

Lady Gaga - Bad Romance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrO4YZeyl0I


25 posted on 10/07/2010 7:43:38 AM PDT by tlb
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To: ecomcon

“Where are you now?”

I now live in the Philippines.
I last left the USA (Tennessee) in Jan 2005.
I was in central Europe until Jan. 2009.
I will stay in the Philippines, my final home.


26 posted on 10/07/2010 7:43:52 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: WebFocus

What’s a Lady Gaga?


27 posted on 10/07/2010 7:44:13 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: WebFocus

If the rankings are based on the slut factor, then I would agree.


28 posted on 10/07/2010 7:45:11 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (First there was nothing. Then it exploded.)
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To: muawiyah

She’s so powerful she got the girl who actually came up with the concept to jump off a roof.


29 posted on 10/07/2010 7:51:21 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy
Even gone through that. The girl who jumped off the roof probably fell accidentally. But it's only the girl's mother who claims the whole Gaga routine was her daughter's originally. I've looked at the girl's internet materials and there are DIFFERENCES ~ first, her voice is thin and reedy. Gaga has a full basso profundo (relatively speaking of course, not to discredit the finding that there's no dude's dude-equipment down there).

The oldest Gaga video material does indicate that she used to sing in a higher register, but I think we can point to muscle building steroid use as a possible answer ~ she has built some muscles, all of which are undoubtedly exercised vigorously in the most profound ways in working up the routines we see in the videos.

30 posted on 10/07/2010 7:57:14 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: WebFocus

No idea...how much CAN she bench press??


31 posted on 10/07/2010 7:57:35 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: WebFocus
powerfully ugly.
32 posted on 10/07/2010 8:00:20 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: wideawake
Her first album went 3x platinum in a year and a half. Her second album went platinum after a year and is still very far from 2x platinum.

It's been two years since she had a number one single, and she's released 6 singles since then.

Beyonce has 3 albums that are 3x platinum. It's been two years since she had a number 1 as well, but she hasn't released an album in between like LG has.

Rihanna has three platinum albums and 4 number 1 singles to Beyonce's 5 and LG's 2.

But Lady Gaga is the darling of the group which the media considers even more important politically than the group Michelle Obama represents, which is why she is the top-ranked musician above Beyonce.

Learning Japanese is fun, I like Ayumi Hamasaki more, that woman is by far more influential than Lady Gaga. However that's Japan.

33 posted on 10/07/2010 8:03:01 AM PDT by Brellium ("Thou shalt not shilly shally!" Aron Nimzowitsch)
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To: wideawake
Her first album went 3x platinum in a year and a half. Her second album went platinum after a year and is still very far from 2x platinum.

It's been two years since she had a number one single, and she's released 6 singles since then.

Beyonce has 3 albums that are 3x platinum. It's been two years since she had a number 1 as well, but she hasn't released an album in between like LG has.

Rihanna has three platinum albums and 4 number 1 singles to Beyonce's 5 and LG's 2.

But Lady Gaga is the darling of the group which the media considers even more important politically than the group Michelle Obama represents, which is why she is the top-ranked musician above Beyonce.

Learning Japanese is fun, I like Ayumi Hamasaki more, that woman is by far more influential than Lady Gaga. However that's Japan.

34 posted on 10/07/2010 8:03:12 AM PDT by Brellium ("Thou shalt not shilly shally!" Aron Nimzowitsch)
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To: Brellium

Yay! my first double post!


35 posted on 10/07/2010 8:03:41 AM PDT by Brellium ("Thou shalt not shilly shally!" Aron Nimzowitsch)
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To: WebFocus

This is a provocative article meant to be infamously inflammatory rather than factual analysis. Such kinds of articles are needed to sell magazines.


36 posted on 10/07/2010 8:06:04 AM PDT by bvw
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To: wideawake

Sounds like Forbes was “racist” making Lady Gaga that “powerful” to me...../s


37 posted on 10/07/2010 8:09:55 AM PDT by goodnesswins (f you don't support Obama, and the deconstruction of America: YOU are a RACIST.)
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To: WebFocus

She’s a singer. So, no.


38 posted on 10/07/2010 8:10:13 AM PDT by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: tlb

Thanks ~ always good to have a picture.


39 posted on 10/07/2010 8:11:22 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: WebFocus

WTF is a “’Lady’ Gaga”?


40 posted on 10/07/2010 8:17:49 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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RE: WTF is a “’Lady’ Gaga”?


Her real name is Stephanie Germanotta, better known by the stage name Lady Gaga :)


41 posted on 10/07/2010 8:21:26 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: muawiyah
Thanks ~ always good to have a picture.



Birth name: Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

Born: March 28, 1986 (age 24) New York, New York, United States

Genres: Pop, dance

Occupations: Singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer, businesswoman

Instruments : Vocals, piano, synthesizer, keytar

Years active : 2005–present

Labels: Def Jam, Cherrytree, Streamline, Kon Live, Interscope

Website : ladygaga.com
42 posted on 10/07/2010 8:24:11 AM PDT by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

Basically she’s a Madonna knock-off.


43 posted on 10/07/2010 8:25:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: muawiyah

The amazing thing about Gaga is she does have talent, but she hides it in those disgusting videos. I happened on a video of her doing an “acoustic” version of one of her songs (on youtube) and she plays the piano beautifully, and has a voice. It’s just her videos and lyrics are rather disgusting. Just proves, sensationalism sells. Here’s a link to an acoustic version of a song (she’s playing the keyboard) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3R3KqrJAI4


44 posted on 10/07/2010 8:31:00 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: WebFocus

Lady Gaga is a total idiot, and so is anyone who thinks this list says anything important.


45 posted on 10/07/2010 8:31:10 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: running_dog_lackey

Neither can Sarah Palin...

But Nancy can.

And I just have to imagine her body odor is worse too...I imagine she’s just much stronger than Sarah or Lady Gag in that respect.


46 posted on 10/07/2010 8:32:22 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: dawn53
The flash and bang sell ~ there's less disgusting stuff in the videos than you imagine. Most of it is composed of pretty ordinary dance routines and modeling poses.

There are "nekkid shots" but they're all tastefully done and NEVER reach the point of legally being porn.

But, yes, she plays instruments quite well, writes music well, sings well, arranges well, and I think she even has something to do with the LIVE STAGE CHOREOGRAPHY but probably not the video stuff.

I rank her right up there with Taylor Swift when it comes to "TALENT" ~ and they got there by gazillions of hours of singing practice, musicology study, playing instruments, dancing, and so on.

None of this just fell out of the sky on these young ladies.

47 posted on 10/07/2010 8:38:01 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: dawn53
The flash and bang sell ~ there's less disgusting stuff in the videos than you imagine. Most of it is composed of pretty ordinary dance routines and modeling poses.

There are "nekkid shots" but they're all tastefully done and NEVER reach the point of legally being porn.

But, yes, she plays instruments quite well, writes music well, sings well, arranges well, and I think she even has something to do with the LIVE STAGE CHOREOGRAPHY but probably not the video stuff.

I rank her right up there with Taylor Swift when it comes to "TALENT" ~ and they got there by gazillions of hours of singing practice, musicology study, playing instruments, dancing, and so on.

None of this just fell out of the sky on these young ladies.

48 posted on 10/07/2010 8:38:14 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: muawiyah

Yeah, there’s defintely talent...and by creating sensationalism (clothes, etc.) she creates a buzz. I was actually rather surprised when I started listening to her w/out all the backup instrumentals. She has a very powerful voice and is a talented musician.

BTW, best Lady Gaga parody on youtube...I don’t know who these guys are, but they did a good job.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4F57zlJ1ZM


49 posted on 10/07/2010 8:41:58 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: dawn53

I guess she’s big enough that Weird Al did a parody of Poker Face, called (naturally) Polka Face.


50 posted on 10/07/2010 8:43:55 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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