the laundry on the hill (schmiss) wrote in ontd_political,
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Whoever coded LJ's poll system is my Most Shitty Person of Ever.



Time to do your civic duty and tap that booty VOTE!

Who were 2009's most influential people?

ACORN , community organizers For stealing a whole presidential election from real voters
2(0.6%)
Neda Agha-Soltan, late Iranian protestorIt was video of her death that swept the internet, making it all the way to msm & Congress to show how bad things were getting. She is a martyr and a rallying cry to people of Iran.
24(7.6%)
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of Iran For being a heartless sonvabitch who has plotted for decades to take over the government of Iran, for executing people left and right, for being the beginning of the end of Iran.
6(1.9%)
Reza Aslan, writer For his books No god but God, Hot to Win a Cosmic War and providing great knowledge and insight into Iran's protests and politics.
5(1.6%)
Auto-Tune the News, YouTube stars Making post-election internet political satire cool and MSM legitimate since 2009
4(1.3%)
Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile For handling the economic crisis. For doing the most of any president to support human rights & prosecution of Pinochet-era abusers. For having 80% ratings as a single agnostic woman.
8(2.5%)
Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan for being the first sitting President indicted by the International Criminal Court and for the situation in Darfur.
0(0.0%)
>Glenn Beck, radio/tv host because of all this tea party nonsense and he has a lot of followers.
21(6.6%)
Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy the self proclaimed Jesus Christ of politics, for being the most consistently hilarious politician this past year.
1(0.3%)
Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve No matter whether or not people agree with him, no one can deny his huge influence over the world economy through his position as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve.
3(0.9%)
Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States Because he's re-redefining the role of Vice President for the better. Plus, he loves trains.
15(4.7%)
Rod Blagojevich, former governor of Illinois He offered Oprah Obama's vacant senate seat and will appear on Season 9 of The Celebrity Apprentice.
3(0.9%)
Osama bin Laden, terrorist For still being out there, eight years after the invasion of Afghanistan intended to capture him/drive out the Taliban.
2(0.6%)
Brian and Brendan Burke, manager of Toronto Maple Leafs & son for getting hockey to talk about gay issues.
1(0.3%)
Joseph Cao, Louisiana Representative for crossing party lines to vote for what was best for his constituents.
6(1.9%)

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Bill Clinton, former President of the United States and philanthropist For his Batman-like rescue abilities (North Korea) and for his CGI foundation.
2(0.6%)
Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States Because she's fierce, is a good diplomat, and because of her strong language towards Uganda and its proposed anti-gay law.
10(2.9%)
Stephen Colbert, TV host Because watching him everyday is an early Christmas filled with lulz. ♥
7(2.1%)
Katie Couric, journalist for showing us just how much of an idiot Sarah Palin is. She literally helped spare us the nightmare of a McCain/Palin White House, dude.
0(0.0%)
Luiz Inacio "Lula" da Silva, President of Brazil he's taken a third world country and made it a foreign powerhouse and he's not afraid to admit that there is corruption and things need to change.
1(0.3%)
Ellen Degeneres, TV host For putting a human face on the gay marriage movement that's palatable to the masses.
1(0.3%)
Rahm Emanuel, Chief of Staff is he not the most well known Chief-of-Staff in recent memory? And you know, he's a bad ass motherfucker!
2(0.6%)
Jon Favreau, speechwriter For writing speeches that will define not only this year, but this generation.
0(0.0%)
Al Franken, Minnesota Senator because he's actually asking the tough questions in congress and occasionally hilarious while doing so
17(5.0%)
Aretha Franklin, singer She made her hat famous!
2(0.6%)
Stephen Fry, comedian/writer He has been HUGELY influential through Twitter this year, and has contributed to various campaigns.
0(0.0%)
Muammar al-Gaddafi, leader of Libya for providing the lulz and wtf during the UN General Assembly session. Not even Chavez could top that.
0(0.0%)
Lady GaGa, pop star For exponentially increasing the amount of fabulousness in the world and changing the way we think about pop stars.
18(5.3%)
> Tim Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury Because no one's paid as much attention to the Treasury position in quite some time. The Wall Street bailouts, the stimulus, cash for clunkers....all pretty important stuff in America.
1(0.3%)
Amy Goodman, journalist/columnist For winning the Right Liveliness Award for her work as an investigative journalist, covering human rights and peace movements.
0(0.0%)

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Al Gore, activist and former Vice President Global Warming...he cares about the earth :P
7(2.3%)
Alan Grayson, Florida representative because despite a mess up or two, he isn't afraid to call out the crap regarding the lies spread about healthcare. If more Democrats acted like him, we might get some shit done.
7(2.3%)
Chuck Grassley, Iowa senator FOR THE LULZY TWEETS.
1(0.3%)
Matthew Harding, YouTube star For this: http://vimeo.com/1211060
0(0.0%)
Michael Jackson, late pop star For breaking LJ.
9(3.0%)
Wen Jiabao, PM of China For overseeing China's continuing economic reforms, for having populist policies and a commoner image that resonates more with the Chinese people, for advocating transparency of government.
1(0.3%)
Hu Jintao, President of China For being the leader of the largest country in terms of population (with a boatload of human rights issues), along with (what is currently) one of the most powerful economies in the world.
1(0.3%)
Kim Jong Il, Supreme Leader of North Korea For being one of the most negligent, self-serving, mysterious, and bizarre world leaders.
2(0.7%)
Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda For his work to rebuild and repair post-conflict Rwanda, and his restructuring of the country to make it an economic success.
1(0.3%)
Ted Kennedy, late Massachusetts Senator Do I even have to explain? For one of the more fantastic political lives ever lived and inspiring a current generation of democrats to attack health care more aggressively.
36(11.8%)
Paul Krugman, economist For seeing the trends that led to the 2008 crisis and continuing to stand apart from the conventional wisdom in his political and economic analysis.
5(1.6%)
Adam Lambert, pop star Because he boldly gayed it up on network television.
6(2.0%)
Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party for appearing on the Ed Schultz show and debunking misconceptions about the Canadian health care system.
0(0.0%)
Rachel Maddow, radio/TV host Because her combined snark, intelligence, and just plain awesome have made me want to watch news commentary on tv again.
16(5.3%)
Kenny MacAskill, Justice Secretary of Scotland because he took responsibility for an internationally significant issue and made a difficult (and imo, correct) decision to release Megrahi.
0(0.0%)

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Stanley McChrystal, U.S. commander in Afghanistan His strategy for Afghanistan and a troop surge seems to have been almost wholly adopted by the Obama administration.
0(0.0%)
Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia For starting to step out of Putin's shadow and not acting like a sockpuppet. For impacting all the neighbouring countries and probably some others, too, as a president of Russia.
1(0.3%)
M.I.A., pop star Because without her, I feel I wouldn't know much about the situation in Sri Lanka which is a bit depressing now that I think of it.
1(0.3%)
Greg Mortenson, humanitarian He builds schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He partners with locals to build independent girls schools using local materials and labor so everyone has a stake in the school succeeding.
1(0.3%)
Mir Hossein Mousavi, former PM of Iran and presidential candidate He was the beacon of hope for his people and he has risen to the occasion and has helped spur a movement or democracy and human rights across his nation.
1(0.3%)
Rupert Murdoch, media mogul Because News Corp → Fox News / The Sun / The Times / The New York Post / Wall Street Journal / etc. The amount of newspapers therefore influence that man and News Corp owns is eerie.
0(0.0%)
Mohamed Nasheed, President of Maldives For, as a president of the Maldives, raising awareness of climate change and the impact of rising sea level.
1(0.3%)
Barack Obama, President of the United States because he's changing the way America approaches the world
17(4.8%)
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States She is not only there to look pretty (which she does effortless, imo) but doing it with grace and brains; she's a woman who's not afraid to stand for what she believes.
2(0.6%)
Keith Olbermann, TV host You may not like his ways but he's a man dedicated to the truth. His support of Free Clinics, including dedicating $50K of his own money and his viewers raising almost $2m alone should get him on here.
2(0.6%)
Sarah Palin, former Governor of Alaska and vice presidential candidate For no other reason than I can't think of any other failed vp nominationers who managed to stay as relevant as she has for so long.
2(0.6%)
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House for being a fierce bitch and showing us what real legislative leadership looks like.
2(0.6%)
David Petraeus, head of U.S. Central Command for changing the way war and the military are viewed, and for bringing the military one step closer to being Starfleet.
0(0.0%)
Michael Pollan, activist/author For continuing to agitate for better food policy in America. Through Food Democracy Now! and other groups he's helped lobby for environmentally conscious nominations to the Dept. of Ag.
0(0.0%)
Protesters in Iran for showing the world what the true cost of freedom is.
20(5.6%)

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Zahra Rahnavard, Iranian politician For being the HBIC she was to challenge Ammadi for his accusations that her degrees were not earned. She is also the first wife of a politician in Iran that campagined WITH her husband.
2(0.7%)
Desiree Rogers, White House Social Secretary for being fine as hell is the first African-American to hold the position.
0(0.0%)
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council For being the first permanent President of the European Council.
0(0.0%)
Bernie Sanders, Vermont Senator For proving that not all independent Senators are insane.
2(0.7%)
Mark Sanford, Governor of South Carolina Pimp game is strong that he "crossed the lines" with a handful of other women until he met his soul mate Maria. "Hiking in the Appalachian"..need I say more?
3(1.0%)
Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland for being the first openly gay politician in World Politics.
5(1.6%)
Shepard Smith, TV host For being our Fox News Boyfriend. For showing us that southern gentlemen still exist, and that there is still one iota of class at Fox News. But most of all, for the lulz.
2(0.7%)
Jay Smooth, radio host/blogger Becuase he lays a far more eloquent smackdown than I ever could.
7(2.3%)
Bart Stupak, Michigan representative For completely screwing over a woman's right to choose.
0(0.0%)
Olympia Snowe, Maine senator for giving voice to a non-batshit conservatism and for being willing to work across the aisle. Plus, no Olympia Snowe -- no stimulus package.
3(1.0%)
Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court justice because despite all the obstacles she had to overcome to get to where she is, she managed not to kill anyone during her confirmation when a weaker person (like me) would have.
15(4.9%)
Arlen Specterr, Pennsylvania Senator Switching from R to D gives the Democrats the 60 super-majority in the Senate.
1(0.3%)
Jon Stewart, TV host For being one of the few people on TV with journalistic integrity.
40(13.2%)
Joseph Stiglitz, economist For his contributions to the economy, and his work to change the top-down IMF/World Bank through suggestions for the "Member States to secure a more sustainable and just global economic order."
1(0.3%)
Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, pilot for pwning geese and gravity and great potential tragedy.
5(1.6%)

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Aung San Suu Kyi, political prisoner For still being a symbol of hope, pride, and strength in a totalitarian country and refusing to leave her people even though she was able to do it.
10(4.4%)
George Tiller, assassinated abortion doctor Because he dedicated his life to providing compassionate, necessary termination services for women. And because he is my personal hero.
69(30.5%)
Elizabeth Warren, chair of Congressional Oversight Panel For being the HBIC who is trying to whip the fed and treasury into shape.
3(1.3%)
Anthony Weiner, New York representative because he wants medicare for everyone. And he's been non stop for pushing for a single payer system.
9(4.0%)
Oprah Winfrey, TV host/philanthropist For pioneering the talk show genre, for pretty much single-handedly kick-starting the Obama campaign, for taking steps to improve quality of life in Africa.
20(8.8%)
Fareed Zakaria, TV host/columnist His program really helps me broaden my knowledge (and interest) of world issues. He's also not afraid to smack people down.
6(2.7%)
Manuel Zelaya, former President of Hondurasfor splitting the Americas and forever changing the course of events in Honduras.
4(1.8%)
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