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  • Putin Named International Person of Year by Times

    12/30/2013 5:34:43 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 129 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | December 30, 2013 | Staff
    MOSCOW, December 30 (RIA Novosti) – Russian leader Vladimir Putin has been named International Person of the Year by Britain's The Times newspaper for succeeding in his ambition of bringing Moscow back to the international top table. The paper said Putin, 61, a judo black belt, has hip-flipped US President Barack Obama on the Syrian crisis, wrestled the EU to the ground on Ukraine, tripped up the opposition at home and rescued weaker team players such as President Assad of Syria and Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, who was given asylum in Russia. Also this year, Putin, who served two...
  • Ted Cruz: Man of the Year (and it was only his first year!!)

    12/19/2013 5:44:49 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 12/19/13 | Jeffrey Lord
    ed Cruz stood on the floor of the Senate and answered his critics: “….do you expect me to remain here silent, or to shrink from the discharge of my duty?… I will speak in spite of all the intimidations, or threats, or discountenances that may be thrown upon me.” Actually, Ted Cruz did not say that. But the fact that it is so easily believable that he did say it says exactly why Ted Cruz, Time magazine’s selection of the Pope notwithstanding, is the real “Man of the Year.” In fact, while Cruz did make Time’s shortlist, he also popped...
  • Pope Francis Named “Person of the Year” by World’s Biggest Gay Magazine

    12/19/2013 7:22:28 AM PST · by juliosevero · 21 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Pope Francis Named “Person of the Year” by World’s Biggest Gay Magazine By Julio Severo Praises keep knocking at the door of Pope Francis, who was named “Person of the Year” by The Advocate, the world’s biggest homosexual magazine. It is the second tribute that the pope has received in a week. On December 11, he was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.” In its headline, The Advocate highlighted Francis’ statement, made during a June interview: “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?” “Pope Francis’ stark change in rhetoric...
  • Gay Rights Mag Names Pope Francis 'Person of the Year' Despite Same-Sex Marriage Stance

    12/17/2013 6:17:43 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Dec 13 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A leading lifestyle magazine that promotes gay rights and same-sex marriage has named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year.” The December issue of The Advocate features Pope Francis with a “NO H8” message photoshopped on his right cheek. Next to his photo is a quote from the pope’s interview with reporters in July, while en route from Brazil to Rome. “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?” the pontiff told reporters. Pope Francis, who opposes same-sex marriage and vehemently fought its passage while he was archbishop of Buenos Aires,...
  • Pope Francis, The Choice (Time person of the year!)

    12/11/2013 6:31:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 201 replies
    Time ^ | Nancy Gibbs
    Once there was a boy so meek and modest, he was awarded a Most Humble badge. The next day, it was taken away because he wore it. Here endeth the lesson. How do you practice humility from the most exalted throne on earth? Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly—young and old, faithful and cynical—as has Pope Francis. In his nine months in office, he has placed himself at the very center of the central conversations of our time: about wealth and poverty, fairness and justice, transparency, modernity, globalization, the role of...
  • Person of the Year - Catholic Vote weighs in on the media frenzy

    12/11/2013 2:02:42 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic Vote email ^ | December 11, 2013 | Brian Burch
    Another week, another media frenzy over our pope. This morning Time announced they have selected Pope Francis as Person of the Year. Good news? A non-story? What to make of this all? George Weigel has said that the late Blessed John Paul II regularly inquired of his visitors the details of what was happening in their corner of the world. According to Weigel, the pope wasn’t as much interested in the political stories that dominated the headlines. He was more fascinated by what the Holy Spirit was doing through these events. Which brings us to the widespread popularity of...
  • Who is the 2013 Conservative of the Year?

    12/07/2013 8:13:56 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 87 replies
    Your Political News Group ^ | 12-7-13 | none stated
    Who is the 2013 Conservative of the Year? John Boehner 0.34% (7 votes) Chris Christie 1.11% (23 votes) Bobby Jindal 0.43% (9 votes) Scott Walker 3.04% (63 votes) Rick Snyder 0.1% (2 votes) Sarah Palin 42.37% (877 votes) Rand Paul 7.25% (150 votes) Rick Perry 0.72% (15 votes) Ted Cruz 42.66% (883 votes) Mike Lee 1.98% (41 votes) Total Votes: 2,070
  • Pope Francis Named Vanity Fair Italy's 'Man of the Year'

    07/10/2013 9:03:22 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    newsmax ^ | staff
    Vanity Fair in Italy on Wednesday named Pope Francis its "Man of the year", saying the pontiff's first 100 days at the Vatican had already made him one of the world's top leaders. Splashing on its front page a picture of the 76-year-old in his simple white robes, the magazine said his words and actions were "heavier than boulders." "The first 100 days of his pontificate have already propelled him to the top of the list of world leaders who are making history," said Vanity Fair Italy, adding: "The revolution continues." The magazine also published interviews with five celebrities, including...
  • Lesbian Wife Named Fort Bragg's Spouse of the Year "Barf Alert"

    01/31/2013 3:35:36 PM PST · by grcuster · 30 replies
    Military.com ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | Drew Brooks
    A lesbian wife of a Fort Bragg soldier was named the installation's military spouse of the year through a voting competition. Ashley Broadway is not recognized as a spouse under federal law, and she recently was denied official membership in a Fort Bragg officers' spouses organization. But her selection in the competition by Military Spouse magazine was praised by advocates for gays and lesbians, who say it underscores the need for the federal government to extend full benefits to same-sex couples. Broadway, the wife of Lt. Col. Heather Mack of Fort Bragg's 1st Theater Sustainment Command, will represent Fort Bragg...
  • Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year'

    01/10/2013 7:50:38 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 44 replies
    news max ^ | Jan 9, 2013
    Newsmax Bill Clinton Named 'Father of the Year' Wednesday, January 9, 2013 11:49 PM By: Newsmax Wires Clinton was named the “Father of the Year” by the National Father’s Day Council on Wednesday. "We are extremely honored to have President Clinton accept this award for Father of the Year," said Dan Orwig, Chairman of the National Father`s Day Committee. "With the profound generosity, leadership and tireless dedication to both his public office and many philanthropic organizations, President Clinton exemplifies the attributes that we celebrate through the father of the year award." The awards will be presented at the 72nd Annual...
  • SCOTT WALKER: HUMAN EVENTS' CONSERVATIVE OF THE YEAR 2012

    12/21/2012 7:51:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Human Events ^ | 12/21/2012 | Human Events Editors
    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has been named the Human Events Conservative of the Year 2012, succeeding Rep. Paul Ryan, Human Events announced Thursday. The Editors said Walker was chosen because he brought the benefits of conservatism to a financially troubled state, and survived numerous harsh encounters with a relentlessly hostile political environment. He was denounced, protested, and demonized to the point where he shared space with Adolf Hitler and deposed Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak on protest signs. Big Labor unleashed a tidal wave of money and organizational power against him. His adversaries were willing to break every rule to...
  • 2012 Person of the Year: Barack Obama, the President

    12/19/2012 5:13:12 AM PST · by John W · 98 replies
    time.com ^ | December 19, 2012 | Michael Scherer
    Twenty-seven years after driving from New York City to Chicago in a $2,000 Honda Civic for a job that probably wouldn’t amount to much, Barack Obama, in better shape but with grayer hair, stood in the presidential suite on the top floor of the Fairmont Millennium Park hotel as flat screens announced his re-election as President of the United States.
  • Obama named Time magazine's Person of the Year

    12/19/2012 8:58:45 AM PST · by Baynative · 54 replies
    reuters ^ | 12/19/12 | Susan Heavey
    (Reuters) - Time has tapped U.S. President Barack Obama for its Person of the Year for the second time, citing his historic re-election last month as symbolic of the nation's shifting demographics and the rise of younger, more diverse Americans.
  • TIME Reveals Shortlist for Person of the Year 2012 (undocumented workers, Bill & Hillary Clinton)

    12/18/2012 11:31:04 AM PST · by drewh · 11 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | Nick Carbone | Dec. 18, 2012
    The unveiling of TIME’s Person of the Year is less than 24 hours away, and on the Today show Tuesday morning, hosts named the eight frontrunners for this year’s cover. The shortlist rounds up an elite list of famous names in business, politics and science. It includes Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban for her crusade for better girls’ education; U.S. president Barack Obama; Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi; and Bill and Hillary Clinton for their global humanitarian and political activism. Two prominent business leaders also made the cut: Marissa Mayer, CEO...
  • FACEBOOK Voted Best Place To Work - Interns Earn $67,000/Year!

    12/13/2012 9:27:02 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 8 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    Facebook is the number one company to work for in the world, according to a new study by Glassdoor.com. The career site ranked the 50 best companies to work for based on employee reviews and other corporate data and found that the social media website tops them all. Facebook employees gave the company a 4.6 rating on a scale of 5.0 with a majority saying they are "Very Satisfied." The company's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, received a 97 percent approval rating. Some of the pros reported by Facebook employees included smart and driven employees, vision of management and the ability to...
  • And the Winner of TIME’s Person of the Year Reader Poll Is…(Kim Jong Un, can't make this up)

    12/13/2012 7:09:24 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Time ^ | 12/13/2012 | Kelly Conniff
    Kim Jong Un is having a good year. After taking over the leadership of North Korea from his late father Kim Jong Il, at the end of 2011, he’s solidified his control over the country, appeared on TIME’s cover and he was even named ‘Sexiest Man Alive.’ (OK, that honor was actually bestowed as a spoof in the satirical newspaper, The Onion, but a Chinese news service mistook the Onion piece for real news and the story went global.) Now, he’s gotten the most votes in TIME’s completely unscientific reader Person of the Year Poll with 5.6 million votes. Not...
  • Sandra Fluke Nominated for Time’s Person of the Year

    11/27/2012 6:39:15 AM PST · by Baynative · 85 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/26/12 | Steven Ertelt
    She became the face for the pro-abortion movement during the 2012 elections and the laughingstock of pro-lifers for her relentless push to force Americans to pay for her birth control. College student Sandra Fluke has been nominated as a potential Person of the Year by Time Magazine.
  • Time Person of the Year: The Protester

    12/14/2011 5:15:54 AM PST · by John W · 127 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 14, 2011 | Time Magazine
    No one could have known that when a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in a public square, it would incite protests that would topple dictators and start a global wave of dissent. In 2011, protesters didn’t just voice their complaints; they changed the world.
  • The 2010 Caffeinated Conservative Award Nominees: CONSERVATIVE OF THE YEAR?

    12/27/2010 6:29:45 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 56 replies · 1+ views
    This is the third annual year for this “prestigious” award. The first year we selected who the winner was. Last year contributors to this blog nominated conservatives whom they have felt have made an impact in the conservative movement over the past year and readers voted for their favorite.. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin won in 2008 and again in 2009. Below are our nominees that our readers can vote on. Voting will remain open until 11:00p on 12/30/10 and the winner will be announced on 12/31.
  • Editorial: Rick Perry is the 2010 Texan of the Year

    12/26/2010 4:10:33 PM PST · by wild74 · 36 replies · 2+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11:48 PM CST on Saturday, December 25, 2010 | COURTNEY PERRY/DMN
    When the CNN cameras started rolling, Rick Perry turned on his Texas tough-guy. In a dark suit and sharp red tie, the perpetually TV-ready governor launched his states' rights spiel, repeating to America why he's fed up with the federal government.
  • Person of the Year

    12/18/2010 10:44:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 3+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 17, 2010 | RAJIV SRINIVASAN
    FORT LEWIS, Wa. — Mark Zuckerberg is a name I grew quite familiar with even through my year in Kandahar. Facebook was the novelty through which I interacted with most of the world back home. Though it was accessible only on our trips to the forward operating base — no connectivity on our stranded outpost in the Zhari District. Despite all that Facebook meant to me while at war, I was less than thrilled to find that Mr. Zuckerberg had been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year. The distinguished title goes to the man or woman deemed to have...
  • WaPo, NYT Name Julian Assange “Person of the Year?”

    12/14/2010 9:30:16 PM PST · by This Just In · 16 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Dec 13th 2010 | Dana Loesch
    WaPo, NYT Name Julian Assange “Person of the Year?” Posted by Dana Loesch Dec 13th 2010 Andrea Mitchell named the tea party movement as her pick for “person” of the year: They’ve changed the debate on deficit reduction. They’ve got, you’ve got Ron Paul now in charge of monetary policy from the House. They have changed politics for now in Washington. David Ignatius of the Washington Post and Helene Cooper of the New York Times chose Assange: It’s painful to say this but I would say Julian Assange the head of WikiLeaks.
  • Mark Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year

    12/15/2010 5:15:35 AM PST · by John W · 7 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | December 15, 2010 | Laura T. Coffey
    Meet the second-youngest individual ever to be named TIME magazine’s Person of the Year: Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of the omnipresent social-networking site Facebook. You may feel as though you already know the 26-year-old. If you regularly use a computer, you probably interact with Zuckerberg’s Facebook empire on at least some level.
  • Person of the Year 2010 [Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg]

    12/15/2010 5:16:36 AM PST · by Enchante · 86 replies · 2+ views
    TIME Magazine ^ | 12/15/10 | Lev Grossman
    For connecting more than half a billion people and mapping the social relations among them; for creating a new system of exchanging information; and for changing how we all live our lives, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is TIME's 2010 Person of the Year.
  • The rock star of Corporate America — Steve Jobs named CEO of the Decade

    12/08/2010 8:41:40 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | December 8, 2010 | By Russ Britt
    Steve Jobs has catapulted Apple to the top of the tech heapLOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Steve Jobs is known as both mercurial and visionary, part rock-star CEO and part master salesman, a meticulous micromanager who can drive his employees to distraction — and one of the most important figures in American industry in the past half-century. Jobs’s tenure as the chief executive at Apple Inc. during the past 10 years is well-documented. After pulling his own company back from the brink of bankruptcy before the decade started, he almost single-handedly went on to save the recording industry with the iPod...
  • Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook, Newark Schools, The Social Network — TIME's Person of the Year?

    12/02/2010 7:18:34 AM PST · by Skeez · 17 replies
    Time ^ | 12.2.2010 | Chris Gentilviso
    More than 500 million people have chosen to follow his vision for the (sometimes) all-day social addiction. "Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life." In the process, 2010 offered several opportunities for the public to connect with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The 26-year-old faced his share of tumult early on, as international opposition surfaced against his company's privacy practices. Looming in the background was another burning question -- did Zuckerberg steal the idea from original CFO Eduardo Saverin? ((See a graphic of the Facebook Playbook: who did what to whom and why.)So, writer Aaron Sorkin...
  • John Edwards wins Father of the Year Award - 2007

    02/10/2010 8:09:14 AM PST · by gartrell bibberts · 15 replies · 520+ views
    YouTube ^ | June 7, 2007 | YouTube
    Strains our credulity to image that this man was really given the Father of the Year Award...by anyone.
  • Person of the Year: Ron Paul

    12/17/2009 9:55:34 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1,590+ views
    American Conservative ^ | 2009-12-17 | Jack Hunter aka Southern Avenger
    People often mistake being named Time’s “Person of the Year” as an honor, but that men as sinister as Adolph Hitler, Josef Stalin and Rudy Giuliani have all been given the title suggests otherwise. According to Time, the award is primarily a recognition of influence and by that measure the 2009 selection of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke makes sense. Explains Time, the Fed is “an independent government agency that conducts monetary policy, which means it sets short-term interest rates - which means it has immense influence over inflation, unemployment, the strength of the dollar and the strength of your...
  • Reid awarded 2009 ‘Mormon of the Year’; students unsure

    01/14/2010 11:47:24 AM PST · by Colofornian · 78 replies · 1,813+ views
    BYU Daily Universe ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Stephanie Lacy
    After becoming the highest-ranking elected Mormon in church history in 2007, Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) has drawn an immense amount of attention from the media in recent days for his comments about President Obama. But even despite the controversial comments published in a new book referring to Obama as a “light-skinned African-American” with “no Negro dialect,” a popular LDS blog announced on Monday it had chosen Reid as the 2009 Mormon of the Year. In recent years Reid has helped The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with many critical political issues. One of these issues includes...
  • LDS blog names Harry Reid as Mormon of the Year

    01/11/2010 8:04:06 PM PST · by delacoert · 59 replies · 1,267+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 01/11/2010 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    The staff of a popular Mormon blog announced Monday it has chosen embattled Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as the 2009 Mormon of the Year, even as several top Republicans called for his resignation. During the past year, Reid was the "most visible and influential Mormon politician in the world," Kent Larsen III, organizer of the annual conference at timesandseasons.org, said in a phone interview. "What most made Harry Reid Mormon of the Year was his overall presence in the news and issues that affect peoples lives." While Reid's faith is not always discussed as much as that of other...
  • AP Video: Ford Fusion Hybrid Wins 2010 Car Of Year Award!

    01/11/2010 11:45:21 AM PST · by iloveamerica1980 · 13 replies · 651+ views
    Trending Hot! ^ | 1-11-10 | James
    Acceptance video of Ford winning both car and truck of the year awards at the North American International Auto Show Monday for its 2010 Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect models. Personally, I can't believe they beat out Toyota's hybrid. Yet being an American myself, I'm proud if them for doing so! Kudos Ford!
  • NARAL Honors Late-Term Abortion Practitioner LeRoy Carhart With 2009 Award

    01/06/2010 4:36:54 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 610+ views
    Life News ^ | 1/6/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Top pro-abortion group NARAL is honoring a late-term abortion practitioner who has put women's health at risk with its 2009 Hero award after its members voted for him for the honor. The award vote gave its members chance to vote on their favorite abortion advocate and the pro-life advocate they despised most. Carhart is the Omaha, Nebraska-based abortion practitioner who has attempted to step into the shoes of late-term abortion practitioner George Tiller of Kansas, who was shot and killed earlier this year.NARAL announced the award this afternoon and said the pro-abortion activists were "united" in...
  • Sarah Palin: ESR's Person of the Year for 2009

    01/04/2010 10:15:58 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 1 replies · 298+ views
    Enter Stage Right and author Steve Martinovich has awarded Sarah Palin Person of the Year for 2009 for a 2nd year. Top two finishers: former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Fox News star Glenn Beck. The winner was decided by narrowest of margins: Sarah Palin
  • Why Time passed Obama by

    01/02/2010 12:00:16 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 12 replies · 883+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | January 2, 2010 | Rex Murphy
    Time magazine picked Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, as its Person of the Year. He gets the accolade for presiding over a "weak economy" that could have been "much, much weaker." Pretty feeble. I can't imagine someone being named Athlete of the Year because while he "lost a few games" he could have lost "many, many more." It's a puzzling choice, even for a magazine that has previously hailed "you" as its Person of the Year. (No offence - I think "you" are pretty good, just not prince of the planet.) Some of the runners-up were...
  • You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off![Official Darwin Awards - 2009]

    01/02/2010 6:26:09 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 60 replies · 2,810+ views
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 02 Jan 2010 | Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent
    Two Belgian bankrobbers have been named the Darwin Award winners of the year after killing themselves while trying to crack open a cash machine.
  • And WND's 2009 'Person of the Year' is ...

    12/31/2009 12:00:12 PM PST · by EBH · 18 replies · 924+ views
    WND ^ | 12/29/2009 | Bob Unruh
    The tea-party participant – the individual who is frustrated America's leaders don't seem to want to "preserve and protect" the republic and gives up his or her own time, talents and money to warn elected leaders to choose the straight and narrow – has been selected by WorldNetDaily editors as WND's 2009 "Person of the Year." On the WND Forums pages where readers were asked to contribute their suggestions and comments, "Warsong" noted the impressive quality of nominees ranging from the hackers who uncovered what apparently was a scheme to cook global warming evidence to longtime conservative stalwart Rush Limbaugh...
  • Screw Time Magazine: Iranian Protester Person of the Year

    12/31/2009 3:39:42 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 2 replies · 436+ views
    Two weeks ago, Time magazine once again proved to have little appreciation for the US Constitution when it announced that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was its “person of the year 2009.” He deserved this honor, the magazine’s editors said, because he “has dramatically expanded” the Fed “and reinvented it.” In other words, because he used the economic crisis as an excuse to radically increase the size of government. Today, the British editors of the Times of London proved to have a much better understanding of what truly matters: Neda Soltan was not political. She did not vote in the...
  • Frontpage's Man of the Year: Glenn Beck

    12/30/2009 10:26:34 PM PST · by SmartInsight · 24 replies · 1,332+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Dec 31, 2009 | David Forsmark
    And the winner is ... Glenn Beck In the past 12 months, Beck rose from hosting an obscure TV show on CNN Headline News to a terrible time slot on Fox News' cable juggernaut. Regardless, his show at 5 p.m. became a ratings smash hit and attracted direct angry response from the White House. Beck's show now attracts a far bigger audience than his competitors on CNN, MSNBC and Headline News combined. In fact, he doesn't really have any competition - on any given day, Beck can attracts 20 times the audience of Hardball with Chris Matthews on MSNBC. Beck...
  • Sarah Palin, Man of the Year

    12/30/2009 10:22:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies · 2,517+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2009 | Don Surber
    2009 was an extraordinary year in which ordinary people did extraordinary things not because they were the easy things to do, but because they were the right thing to do. The people ranged from young Hannah Giles who jump-started her journalism career by donning a hooker’s garb to bring down the racketeer influenced corrupt organization known as ACORN, to Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, who culminated the decades of his life that he worked toward airline safety simply by landing a engineless plane on the Hudson River. Michael Paul Mizzone, a carpenter’s business representative, pulled Josef R. Bruckuf, 82, out of...
  • Matthews, Politifact Name Wilson, Birthers, and Palin as Biggest "Political Liars" of Year - Video

    12/30/2009 4:23:23 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 746+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 30, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Chris Matthews, Steve Kornaki, and Jonathan Martin discussing "Politifact's" biggest "political lies" of the year. Politifact named Joe Wilson one of the biggest liars for shouting out "you lie" while Obama was speaking and "the lie of the year" went to Sarah Palin for claiming that there will be "death panels" as a result of the Democrats' Health Care legislation. . . . (VIDEO)
  • George W. Bush: Man of the Decade

    12/28/2009 7:04:54 AM PST · by Neoavatara · 137 replies · 2,604+ views
    Neoavatara ^ | December 28, 2009 | Neoavatara
    Clearly, this is my month to really annoy liberals. After picking Rush Limbaugh as Man of the Year, I pick the liberal version of Satan as man of the decade. But again, I ask you, read my arguments, and then make up your mind... Most decades are defined by the Presidents who dominate them. FDR dominated the 30s and 40s. Eisenhower the fifties, LBJ the sixties. The Seventies were the decade of incompetence. The eighties clearly was Ronald Reagan's, and Clinton dominated the nineties. In the same way, for good or ill, President George W. Bush had the most profound...
  • The Top 10 Conservatives Of 2009

    12/29/2009 4:54:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 939+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2009 | John Hawkins
    Let's face it: if you're conservative, you're not going to get your proper due from the mainstream media for your accomplishments. Case in point: Barbara Walters named Michelle Obama the most fascinating person of 2009. Really? Based on what? Her big arms? Her terrible fashion sense? The fact that she's married to the worst President in American history? I mean, you could understand if Walters named Michelle's husband the most fascinating person of 2009. He is at least the President and it is fascinating to wonder if there's anything going on in his head beyond clichés about hope and "must...
  • My vote for person of the year? McCain (BOR pimps a notorious RINO) (BARF)

    12/26/2009 5:26:06 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 743+ views
    The Ventura County Star ^ | 2009-12-26 | Bill O'Reilly
    Pity Ben Bernanke. The guy was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year and the reaction rivaled fish sticks in the enthusiasm category. Old Ben might well be the guy of 2009, but few know who he is or understand what he does. Being chairman of the Federal Reserve may have advantages, but public visibility is not among them. Here’s all you need to know: After being honored by Time, Oprah did not call Ben. When you think about people of the year, the list is short. Perhaps, Lady Gaga, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ... maybe the late U.S. Sen....
  • Iranian Student Protester Neda Soltan Is Times Person of the Year

    12/25/2009 7:15:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 55 replies · 1,611+ views
    London Times ^ | December 25th 2009
    December 26, 2009 Iranian Student Protester Neda Soltan Is Times Person of the Year Neda Soltan did not vote in her country's election, but was appalled by the rigging of the result. Since she was shot in a democracy protest, her face has become an opposition symbol Neda Soltan was not political. She did not vote in the Iranian presidential election on June 12. The young student was appalled, however, by the way that the regime shamelessly rigged the result and reinstalled Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Ignoring the pleas of her family, she went with her music teacher eight days later to...
  • Obama's pick for man of the year: George W. Bush

    Obama's pick for man of the year: George W. Bush By: Chris Stirewalt Political EditorDecember 24, 2009 (Getty Images) In his year-end interviews with friendly news outlets like The Washington Post and National Public Radio, President Obama had a curious choice for his biggest accomplishment of the year: the bailout of the financial sector.It seems odd that a president whose mantra is change, change, change would pick a program initiated by his predecessor.While the Troubled Asset Relief Program is surely the least popular initiative of President George W. Bush among conservatives, it is also widely reviled by many liberals and...
  • NY Daily News Awards Sarah Palin One of the Year’s Worst Celebrity Parents

    12/23/2009 7:21:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies · 1,002+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/23/2009 | Rusty Weiss
    The New York Daily News is demonstrating that PDA's (Palin Derangement Awards) just never go out of style - celebrating yet another triumph in liberal media condescension by judging Sarah Palin to be one of 2009's worst celebrity parents. Palin shares the limelight with the selfless and humble parents of the balloon boy, David Hasselhoff, the Pez dispenser emulating Octomom, and Courtney Love. Having recently secured Politifact's ‘Lie of the Year', in which one is seemingly bestowed the honor of liar simply for pointing out obvious questions involving a so-called ‘death panel' known as the Independent Medicare Advisory Board -...
  • Sarah Palin told 'biggest lie of the year'

    12/23/2009 7:43:52 PM PST · by Thirteen · 69 replies · 3,400+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 21 Dec 2009 | Paul Thompson
    Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has won the dubious honour of telling the biggest political lie of the year. A panel of experts ruled her claim the Obama administration was planning to introduce "death panels" was chosen as the most misleading statement of 2009. Palin, 45, made the claim on her Facebook page at the height of the debate over President Obama's plans to reform the US health care system. She wrote: "My parents or my baby with Down syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide whether they are worthy...
  • The True ‘Person of the Year’: the American Activist

    12/23/2009 8:03:27 PM PST · by Track9 · 2 replies · 214+ views
    The True ‘Person of the Year’: the American Activist Posted by Tim Phillips (Profile) Wednesday, December 23rd at 12:20PM EST 28 Comments Note from Erick: Tim Phillips is president of Americans for Prosperity, one of the organizations I think actually does a good and effective job of harnessing grassroots energy for free markets and free people. It’s more than clear who the real Person of the Year is: the grassroots American activist. Just listen to the pervasive phrases in the country’s lexicon for 2009 – from “tea party” to “Hands off my health care” and “Listen to me.” Without a...
  • Serena Wins Athlete of the Year

    12/23/2009 2:26:12 AM PST · by mlizzy · 43 replies · 2,742+ views
    Comcast ^ | 12-22-09 | HOWARD FENDRICH, AP
    Playing her best at the most important events, Serena Williams re-established herself as the top player in women's tennis in 2009 and was a landslide choice as Female Athlete of the Year by members of The Associated Press. Williams received 66 of 158 votes cast by editors at U.S. newspapers that are members of the AP. No other candidate got more than 18 votes in the tally, which was announced Tuesday. Clearly, Williams' most infamous on-court episode - a tirade directed at a line judge after a foot-fault call near the end of her U.S. Open semifinal loss in September...
  • Sarah Palin Responds to Winning 'Lie of the Year'

    12/23/2009 8:08:19 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies · 1,991+ views
    Sarah Palin Responds to Winning 'Lie of the Year' By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-12-23 10:40 Sarah Palin has responded to claims that her "death panel" comment concerning healthcare reform legislation is the "Lie of the Year." As NewsBusters previously reported [0], the Palin-hating press have been having a field day since she won this dubious honor from the website PolitiFact last week. On Tuesday, the former Alaska Governor responded [1] at her Facebook page, and did so with skill and aplomb (emphasis hers): Last weekend while you were preparing for the holidays with your family, Harry Reid’s Senate was making...