The Time Magazine 100

Verrry interesting issue of Time in which it chooses the 100 most influential people in the world  and then has some other famous person write about that individual. No need to peruse the entire list, but there are some gems, both in the people on the list, who commented on them and what they said.

Onward and upward. El Rusbo (huzzah!) is present on the list and his profile is written by Glen Beck. Well done on both counts. Sarah Plain makes the list with a profile by Ann Coulter that  I found a bit lacking. Oh, but it  gets better. Who, but the Oprah could be on the list and also write a profile of someone else. The Oprah wrote a” heartfelt” tribute to Michelle ( I wear $540 tennis shoes when working with the poor and they did not come from Target) Obama. The oprah is profiled in turn by Diane Sawyer. According to one comment I read by Douglas LeBlanc of Get Religion , all but nominates the Oprah for sainthood. Read a portion of what she wrote;…” How on earth can you summarize Oprah?If she were a destination,it would be the place where joy serves the world’s greatest need.” Wow. Wouldn’t you have liked to write that in someone’s high school yearbook?

ted turner and T Boone Pickens swap tributes, how nice.Of course, Barack is there and George Clooney. How about Zac Efron(read People) , Ted Kennedy, profiled by Arnold. There may be another post or three in this list. Haven’t even gotten to Bono/Clooney or Rick Warren who is there twice or Hilary or the numerous folks with whom I need to become  more familiar. So, more to come, no doubt.

George of Clooney

George of Clooney

May 1, 2009 - Posted by | Media | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Why is this even a story? This is why the media is becoming irrelevant, first, let’s start with Oprah I do not care for her show, her entertainment, etc. but I’m a a capitalist and as so I admire her for working hard and succeeding. Now to her hypocrisy, you see, it is only under a capitalist system that her efforts, talent, and hard work got rewarded with success, money, and privilege. Had she been born in France, Spain, Kenya, Zambia, or Tanzania she would have been simply Oprah who works on a television show.

    Now to Michelle Obama who has stated “for the first time in my life, I’m proud to be an American”, yes she went to an Ivy League so did millions of others and she is a lawyer so are 100s of thousands of others, remember that prior to her being the first lady she was a lawyer who was married to a Senator and most of the people that voted for her husband did not even know she existed, let alone what she excelled at.

    So I ask what has she done to deserve such fame? oh yeah I forgot she is the first lady who is married to the Socialist in Chief who not only thinks that the best way to reward producers is by punishing them for being successful, he is in the process of turning the private sector into government run companies a la French mode. This incompetent president is on his way to derail everything our forefathers have fought for. The Constitution to the Socialist in Chief is more of a redaction than the supreme law of the United States and let’s talk about his “accomplishments” so far:

    1.a spending program of epic proportions that our kids will have to pay for to our “owners” the debters i.e China et al.
    2.Naming a Tax cheat to run Treasury which includes the IRS, just brilliant
    3.Naming many other tax cheats to cabinet posts, i.e Nancy Killefer, Bill Richardson, Tom Daschle, Hild Solis, Ron Kirk..
    4.Moving the census out of the Department of Commerce and into the White House, politicizing how federal aid is distributed and electoral districts are drawn.
    5.Waived his lobbying rules for William Lynn, who lobbied for a defense contractor as recently as last year, to serve as deputy Defense secretary
    6.”For months, the Obama administration and members of Congress have known that insurance giant AIG was getting ready to pay huge bonuses while living off government bailouts. It wasn’t until the money was flowing and news was trickling out to the public that official Washington rose up in anger and vowed to yank the money back.” — Associated Press, 3/18

    I can go on and on about his failing policies. Now before anyone out there comes out with character attacks on me, since that what seems illogical people do because they cannot reason, here is a bit about me.

    1.I’m an American who believes in individualism, hard work, and belief in oneself.
    2.I did not vote for Bush neither in 2000 nor 2004
    3.I’m not a Republican and never been one
    4.I do not vote party lines. I vote on principles
    5.Oh yeah I almost forgot I’m a black woman so don’t try the race card on me

    Thanks and I would love to hear your comments

    Comment by Heather | May 9, 2009 | Reply

    • Well written comment and agree with much, if not all of what you said. I think that magazines like Time do issues like this one in an attempt to boost readership, if even for an issue or two. Perhaps the most telling thing you said was about the politicizing of the Census. I believe this will bear watching. Thanks for the comment.

      Comment by tarheeltalker | May 9, 2009 | Reply

  2. Please delete the second post, it was meant for another blog. I apologize

    Comment by Heather | May 9, 2009 | Reply

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