Saturday, December 16, 2006

CONGRATULATIONS

TIME magazine announced its person of the year. It's you:
[F]or seizing the reins of the global media, for founding and framing the new digital democracy, for working for nothing and beating the pros at their own game, TIME's Person of the Year for 2006 is you.
The mag cover has a mylar window, so you see your reflection. How obsequious can TIME be?

8 comments:

Sniderman said...

Weak. Very very weak.

tractorgurl said...

When and where do I pick up my trophy? I'd like to thank...

Granny Geek said...

YOU LIKE ME! YOU REALLY LIKE ME!

Anonymous said...

Well, of course it's weak. Did you honestly expect something meaty from TIME?

Anonymous said...

Idiots. YOU didn't win: I did.

Anonymous said...

On another blog someone said that they were going to use the Time person of the year award on their resume.

Sammy_Finkelman said...

>> On another blog someone said that they were going to use the Time person of the year award on their resume.

9:20 PM, December 18, 2006
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A caller to the Rush Limbaugh show on Monday suggested that.

CALLER: I'm just calling to ask you if I'm allowed to use the TIME Magazine Person of the Year as a résumé builder.

RUSH: I would. I think everybody should do things like this. I mean, you've been named the TIME Magazine Person of the Year! In fact, I'd put out a press release, maybe write a college paper how honored you are, when you saw the cover, you saw yourself on it, and you didn't know that this was coming. It's something you've aspired to your whole life; you had no clue, and now it's finally happened, and wow! I'd go to town with it if it would make you feel good and be funny and parody this whole thing, because it's an absolute joke.

CALLER: Yeah, it just goes in with the whole feeling in the education field that everybody is a winner and nobody can be a loser.

RUSH: Yeah, it's populism. There are a lot of liberal roots in this thing, but look at what they could have done. They could have believed in the war effort and named George W. Bush. I'm not joking. These are the choices they had. They could have believed in something. They chose to believe in nothing, and when you believe in nothing, you believe in anything. That is a profundity, folks -- and write it down and never forget it. When you believe in nothing, you will believe anything. In fact, it is a great way to describe moderates. Now, look at what they could have believed in. The very liberal TIME Magazine could have believed in the war effort, if they wanted to, they could have. Forget politics for a moment.

Human beings, they could have believed in the war effort, and they could have recognized, having believed in the war effort, that basically one man has had the backbone to stand up and realize the threat faced from the enemy around the world and tried to do something about it and given the award to George W. Bush. They could have believed in the threat the world faces and given the award to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. They've done that in the past. This is Person of the Year, not popular Person of the Year. They could have believed in losing the war, as they do. They could have believed in the whole anti-war rhetoric and named John Murtha as the person of the year. I'm just giving you some possibilities. These are not suggestions, but these are things they copped out on.

They could have believed in the Bush-Haters. They could have believed that after all these years, the Bush-Haters succeeded and they could have named George Soros. They could have named Nancy Pelosi. (They probably thought that would be too easy.) They could have believed in the effectiveness of the UN, and they could have made it Kofi Annan. Now, I know intellectually they couldn't pull it off, but these are the choices that they had. They could have picked anybody, but what did they do? With a whole lot of fanfare and little belief, they named their Person of the Year all of us, which waters it down because, frankly, not all of us deserve being Person of the Year. Most people in this country don't deserve being Person of the Year because most people in the country do not have any public persona, although I do believe the people who really make the country work are those of you out there who don't care for fame, don't have any, and are living your lives to the best of your ability for the sake of raising your families and so forth, doing jobs that sometimes others won't do, and basically playing by the rules. I think that's why the country works, not because of any of these high-falluting elites.

Nevertheless, this is just a straight, flat out cop-out.

Anonymous said...

What in the hell was THAT?
It sounded like something right out of a sorority bull session.

Which is it, Rush?
Either everyone deserves it or they don't!

Am I the only one who read that rant as a confused person talking out both sides of his mouth?

And what was, "when you belive in nothing you will believe anything?"

What the hell kind of stoner logic is that?

I tried and tried and tried, but finally stopped listening to Rush years ago.
I just got a reminder as to why.
It's not his politics, it is his complete lack of the simple logic that most people possess.
"1+1=whatever I say it does!"