Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Since when did an internet poll decide POTY?
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
Last edited by Cardinal; 11-20-14 at 10:52 AM.
Remember when the Time person of the year was us ?
Man they've gone down hill
Our nation has not always lived up to its ideals, yet those ideals have never ceased to guide us. They expose our flaws, and lead us to mend them. We are the beneficiaries of the work of the generations before us and it is each generation's responsibility to continue that work. - Laura Bush
I'm surprised to see Modi there and doing quite well in the poll.
Malala being beat isn't surprising to me, honestly. In reality, she hasn't done much.
Putin's been putting on a show, the biggest one around, so.....of course he wins. It's not really some seal off approval for his actions.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
why do we have to have this same discussion every year?
ok, one more time :
PERSON OF THE YEAR IS NOT AN AWARD OR AN HONOR. IT IS THE PERSON WHO IN THE LAST TWELVE MONTHS HAS MOST AFFECTED THE COURSE OF HISTORY, FOR GOOD OR ILL.
ok. now i can just link this post every year instead of having to explain it next year when some other controversial ****head is POTY.