You can't make this stuff up...

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    You can't make this stuff up...

    Barry Obama has been named Time Magazine (yes, they actually still exist, this was the news to me) 2012 Person of the Year. And you just can't make up part of the reasoning:

    "He won re-election despite a higher unemployment rate than anybody's had to face in basically in 70 years," Stengel said on NBC's "Today" show.


    If I made this statement up, as a reason for the award, I would be laughed at.

    http://news.yahoo.com/obama-named-ti...--finance.html

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    By that measure they need to go back and award OJ 1995's MOY as well since he was acquitted despite the insurmountable evidence against him. Fair's fair Time magazine.
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    Joining the ranks of Hitler, Uncle Joe Stalin(2X), Khomeini, and Arafat.

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    Originally Posted by KCRuf/Nek View Post
    Joining the ranks of Hitler, Uncle Joe Stalin(2X), Khomeini, and Arafat.
    And George W. Bush (x2), George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan (x2), and Martin Luther King Jr.

    See how witty I am when I pull selected people from that list to prove a point while ignoring the rest of the list? It's really amazing, isn't it?

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    Originally Posted by Yatahaze View Post
    And George W. Bush (x2), George H. W. Bush, Ronald Reagan (x2), and Martin Luther King Jr.

    See how witty I am when I pull selected people from that list to prove a point while ignoring the rest of the list? It's really amazing, isn't it?
    And FDR twice, maybe Ike twice. Reagan twice. Sorry but those choices don't fit my conservative agenda.
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    Originally Posted by URNotserious View Post
    By that measure they need to go back and award OJ 1995's MOY as well since he was acquitted despite the insurmountable evidence against him. Fair's fair Time magazine.
    Yeah, well OJ got beat out by Newt that year.
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    This was pretty stupid. It should have been Psy.
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    Who wants to wager he'd have won it even had he lost the election?

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    Originally Posted by KCRuf/Nek View Post
    Who wants to wager he'd have won it even had he lost the election?
    If these were the other top contenders, then yeah he would have won it.

    Others top contenders included Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and physicist Fabiola Gianotti.
    I'm surprised "the guy who always tells girls "tits of gtfo" on message boards" didn't get a mention. I'd vote for that guy.

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    Others top contenders included Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and physicist Fabiola Gianotti.
    So a brave ass girl, a greedy capitalist, another Muslim facist, and a scientist.

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    Congrats to our President ! FOUR MORE YEARS. YES !!!!

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    He has more than earned it. Good job Mr. President.
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    It was going to come down to whoever won the WH. No one should be surprised.

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    You can't make this stuff up...

    Originally Posted by IcanzIIravor View Post
    It was going to come down to whoever won the WH. No one should be surprised.
    Would have been nice to see the teacher from Hook or the Afghan girl get it. Publicity for the plight of Afghan women is more important than another feather in the Pres's cap.

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    I think bruthaman and boomermagic are confused. You need to read the editor of Time Magazine's reasoning for winning the "award." It's basically, "wow he somehow was able to get people who don't know anything to vote for him, despite how shitty of a job he did in the first term." A quick google search into the editor's comments will provide you the information.

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