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    Time's 2007 Person of the Year is...

    Vlad Putin... wtf?

    [url]http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/personoftheyear/article/1,28804,1690753_1690757_1690766,00.html?cnn=yes[/url]

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    [QUOTE=Tanginius;2275442]Vlad Putin... wtf?
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    I know. I was thinking the same thing when I saw that on MSNBC.com this morning.

    I kinda bolsters CBTNY's liberal rag argument of left leaning media these days.

    Next year TIME will honor MS-13 as "Persons of the Year"...:rolleyes:

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    [QUOTE=Tanginius;2275442]Vlad Putin... wtf?

    [url]http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/personoftheyear/article/1,28804,1690753_1690757_1690766,00.html?cnn=yes[/url][/QUOTE]

    Wait....it wasn't Ron Paul?:eek:

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    [QUOTE=PlumberKhan;2275515]I know. I was thinking the same thing when I saw that on MSNBC.com this morning.

    I kinda bolsters CBTNY's liberal rag argument of left leaning media these days.

    Next year TIME will honor MS-13 as "Persons of the Year"...:rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    Why would making an authoritarian dictator person of the year make Time liberal?

    I scoffed at this choice, too, but then I tried to think of someone better and couldn't.

    The fact is, Time is supposed to pick the person who history will later judge shaped the year in the most significant way. This is why in the past they didn't hesitate to pick bad guys like Hitler when appropriate.

    They basically lost all sense of the report when they failed to give it to Bin Laden in 2001, who was clearly the "man of the year" in terms of altering history, and they've gotten even blurrier about what they are recognizing since (last year, it was "You.")

    Putin is a throwback choice, I think. Russia --still the world's No. 2 military power-- turning authoritarian again is a huge story in a historical sense, and obviously Putin is driving it there.

    I'd be interested to hear alternative choices from people:

    Lou Dobbs? (Sparked nativist movement in U.S.)

    Al Gore? (Mainstreamed the green movement)

    Pervez Musharraf? (Illustrated the Faustian nature of our alliances in the WOT)

    Barry Bonds?

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    He give Krafty the ring back yet? Commie bastard.

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    [QUOTE=Tanginius;2275442]Vlad Putin... wtf?

    [url]http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/personoftheyear/article/1,28804,1690753_1690757_1690766,00.html?cnn=yes[/url][/QUOTE]

    I'm assuming Marina Litvinenko did not have a vote.
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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola;2275597]Why would making an authoritarian dictator person of the year make Time liberal?

    I scoffed at this choice, too, but then I tried to think of someone better and couldn't.

    The fact is, Time is supposed to pick the person who history will later judge shaped the year in the most significant way. This is why in the past they didn't hesitate to pick bad guys like Hitler when appropriate.

    They basically lost all sense of the report when they failed to give it to Bin Laden in 2001, who was clearly the "man of the year" in terms of altering history, and they've gotten even blurrier about what they are recognizing since (last year, it was "You.")

    Putin is a throwback choice, I think. Russia --still the world's No. 2 military power-- turning authoritarian again is a huge story in a historical sense, and obviously Putin is driving it there.

    I'd be interested to hear alternative choices from people:

    Lou Dobbs? (Sparked nativist movement in U.S.)

    Al Gore? (Mainstreamed the green movement)

    Pervez Musharraf? (Illustrated the Faustian nature of our alliances in the WOT)

    Barry Bonds?[/QUOTE]



    I would have picked Gore

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    it figures ... guy is basically dictator who have been taking away the rights of the people ...

    Next year it will be the head of Hamas

    [quote=Tanginius;2275442]Vlad Putin... wtf?

    [URL]http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/personoftheyear/article/1,28804,1690753_1690757_1690766,00.html?cnn=yes[/URL][/quote]

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    [QUOTE=angry jets fan;2275881]it figures ... guy is basically dictator who have been taking away the rights of the people ...

    Next year it will be the head of Hamas[/QUOTE]

    That's why they picked him. It's not supposed to be a positive award. It's supposed to go to the person who most impacts the year, hence the year they gave it to Hitler.

    Who do you think should have gotten it this year?

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    I guess Ron Paul ... I hear he is starting a revolution or something :rolleyes:

    Time is not relevant anymore ... anyway

    [quote=nuu faaola;2275920]That's why they picked him. It's not supposed to be a positive award. It's supposed to go to the person who most impacts the year, hence the year they gave it to Hitler.

    Who do you think should have gotten it this year?[/quote]

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    [QUOTE=angry jets fan;2275967]I guess Ron Paul ... I hear he is starting a revolution or something :rolleyes:

    Time is not relevant anymore ... anyway[/QUOTE]

    Agree about Time being irrelevent. It sucks.

    People still care about the person of the year award, though.

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    [QUOTE=Tanginius;2275660]I would have picked Gore[/QUOTE]

    It's "Person of the Year," not "Scam Artist of the Year"

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    [QUOTE=FoxboroFanatic2;2275600]He give Krafty the ring back yet? Commie bastard.[/QUOTE]

    No but they found an imprint of it on Alexander Litvinenko's face before the poison killed him......

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    I would have considered JK Rowling for POTY. She did a lot for children's literacy here in the States and around the world.

    When so many kids grow up playing videogames and watching TV now, would you ever think the big event would be a new book unveiling? It was refreshing to see kids lined up outside of a Barnes & Noble at midnight instead of outside of a videogame store waiting for a new console or game to be released.

    I know it's more luck than anyhting else that her books were a hit, but I think she deserves a lot of credit for making reading "cool." My hat goes off to her.

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    POTY = Steve Jobs ... or maybe just the iPHONE

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    [QUOTE=angry jets fan;2275881]it figures ... guy is basically dictator who have been taking away the rights of the people ...

    Next year it will be the head of Hamas[/QUOTE]

    Geez, the award is based on impact, not fluffy goodness

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    Frankly, every year that the POTY isn't God makes me feel like the secularliberalommunists have won.

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    [QUOTE=Kotch;2278814]Frankly, every year that the POTY isn't God makes me feel like the secularliberalommunists have won.[/QUOTE]

    And everytime that football is broadcast on the Sabbath I feel the same way...

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