Wednesday, November 14, 2007

It’s time to ponder the question again

We are beginning to hear the yearly question, who will be Time Magazine’s person of the year. I suggest strongly that it be Al Gore. He brought the world’s attention to and focused it on global warming as no one else has.

Got your own idea? Let’s hear it.

36 Comments:

Blogger fallenmonk said...

I'm with you PoP...Al has my vote. I sure can't think of anyone more deserving when you consider the global impact of what he is doing.

November 14, 2007 3:47 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Agreed.

November 14, 2007 3:55 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

It should be Al Gore but will probably be some worthless neocon like Nancy Pelosi, for her work as Bush's enabler.

November 14, 2007 4:15 AM  
Anonymous Knox Rover said...

Al Gore sounds about right to me.

November 14, 2007 5:08 AM  
Blogger URBAN PEDESTRIAN said...

It doesn't have to be a man or even a person or even someone wonderful, right? It can be a concept or a group -- anything that's had a major impact on the world. I suggest The Three Dictators: Kim Jong, Musharraf & Ahmadinejad. (feel free to add to he list)

November 14, 2007 5:25 AM  
Anonymous Joe the Troll said...

I think it should be me again. :-)

November 14, 2007 5:31 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

I think it should be Gore, just to send the wingnuts into spasms of nutcase angst.

I cannot wait 'til his new venture makes new solar something I can actually go out and buy....

November 14, 2007 6:15 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I'm with sb gypsy. The fact that Gore likely deserves it is trumped by the fact that it'll make all the wingnut heads explode and then we can laugh at the endless stream of liberal media bias charges. Ha ha, fucking bastards!

November 14, 2007 6:27 AM  
Anonymous Rhea said...

I think you may be right. But then -- shudder! -- the world might have to recognize the global climate change is real.

November 14, 2007 6:50 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

The i-phone.

November 14, 2007 6:59 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Al Gore would be the hat trick from hell. Suck on that, Righties...I foresee some heads exploding if it happens.

November 14, 2007 7:06 AM  
Anonymous fairlane said...

I nominate Fred the Cat.

November 14, 2007 7:31 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

Al Gore gets my vote! Excellent choice!

November 14, 2007 7:31 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

Al Gore is a great choice for all the reasons already mentioned.

November 14, 2007 7:36 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

let's see, al gore, wins an oscar, gets a nobel prize.

george w. bush - vetoes stem cell research, vetoes health care for children, demands over a trillion dollars for an illegal war. . .

then al sells out to venture capital. ..

not enough to take away man of the year.

good for you al.

November 14, 2007 7:58 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

yes, al would be my choice, or the dalai lama

November 14, 2007 8:05 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Al--definitely Al. God, I love that guy.

November 14, 2007 8:19 AM  
Blogger Jim Yeager said...

Al Gore. He was ahead of the curve concerning the ozone layer, he was ahead of the curve on global warming, and I can't think of anyone else to suggest...

November 14, 2007 8:24 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

Run, Al, Run! (for President)

November 14, 2007 9:00 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I agree, it very well may be Al Gore. The best part of that would be that it would drive the wingnuts crazier than they already are!

Of course, you never know...it might be Larry Craig.

November 14, 2007 9:10 AM  
Blogger goatman said...

Should be George Bush. His annoying strutting, skin-crawling smile and ignorant-brained mannerisms and knowledge probably affect more people right now than anyone else.
Does the man of the year have to be a positive influence?

November 14, 2007 11:36 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

Brett Favre, quarterback, Green Bay Packers.

November 14, 2007 11:47 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Ugh...not Brett Fart! Shoot me, please!

November 14, 2007 11:59 AM  
Blogger Targa said...

LOL! Well, I only did that because everyone is thinking Politics... and it's not always a politician.

FTR, I'm not a Favre fan.

November 14, 2007 12:37 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

Of course(!) it will be Al Gore. He will then have won an Oscar, an Emmy, a Nobel Peace Prize and Time Magazine Man of the Year.

He who laughs last....

Revenge is a dish best served cold....

All that stuff. :-)

November 14, 2007 12:52 PM  
Anonymous cindra said...

I think it should be Randy Pausch because he is totally inspiring and possesses grace and humility.

November 14, 2007 1:31 PM  
Blogger Gledwood said...

I'll be person of the year. It's about time someone who ADMITS to being a drug-addicted loser gets that title...

November 14, 2007 1:52 PM  
Blogger Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

They'll wimp out and name the Chickenhawk in Chief man of the year.

November 14, 2007 2:06 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Gotta agree and go with Al.

November 14, 2007 2:50 PM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

If I cant go with Al, Im going with Olbermann

November 14, 2007 7:10 PM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

I think it will be, and should be, Al Gore. In answer to someone's question above, I don't think the person has to have a positive influence, just a BIG influence. And I think Gore fills that bill (AND is positive, which to me is a plus).

November 14, 2007 7:17 PM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

AL would be great.... Fred The Cat would be better

i have ZERO respect for Time Magazine -- and havent read them since they put that monster Ann Coulter on the cover 2 or so years ago.

they can name Jenna Bush as bimbo of the year for all I care.

last year they named YOU as man of the year ---

time magazine man of the year has jumped the shark

November 15, 2007 5:06 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

I agree, it should be Gore. The guy needs this recognition for all he has done to raise awareness of a problem that truly DOES rise above politics. The "award" is for being influential in the world, which he has surely been. Plus, I'm with SB Gypsy: it would just make the rightwingers even madder than they are about all his honors already, and that would be sweet.

But like Dr. Monkey suggests, Time might just make Bush or Cheney the person or co-persons of the year. Those suckers are probably the most influential people in the world about now, re. what they are doing TO the world, and with how they are so belligerent and causing so much hatred against us around the globe. Their influence is not just now, but will be felt for years, maybe decades, to come.

If Time puts either of those guys on the cover as Person of the Year I will buy a copy of the magazine, I will burn it, and I will post pictures of myself burning it on my weblog.

Enough is enough... If Time stoops so low as to name Bush and/or Cheney as Person(s) of the Year, I hope it suffers a huge backlash and loss of readership. The Person of the Year doesn't have to be someone positive, and if they name Bush/Cheney they would certainly be taking that into account... but the turds currently fouling our White House do not need any kind of recognition that can be perceived as positive, or which the rightwing propagandizers can use to their advantage. People who don't read Time or care about it and who hear Limbaugh or Hannity spouting about how great it is that a neocon/neocons is/are Person(s) of the Year will view it as a positive accolade, whether it really is or not.

Let's hope Time is responsible this time around. Last year's "you" thing made me want to barf. Talk about a cop-out... I think they probably did that because they didn't want to risk losing readership by putting an unpopular creature like Bush or Cheney or Ahmedinejad on the cover. Heh...

November 15, 2007 10:12 AM  
Blogger Human said...

Rep. Ron Paul. Hands down.
Peace.

November 15, 2007 3:08 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Rock Star Al!!!

November 15, 2007 3:55 PM  
Blogger eyemkmootoo said...

Kmoo, of course.

November 16, 2007 4:55 PM  

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