Time's 2013 Person of the Year

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by UpstateNYUPSer, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Time Magazine has named Pope Francis as it's 2013 Person of the Year. This is the 3rd time they have given a pope this honor which, in the case of Pope Francis, is well deserved.
  2. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    Good choice.
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    The pope is always a safe choice. Many of the other winners have been very controversial.
  4. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I hear Miley Cyrus was in consideration. (per Mike&Mike)

    Much better choice than her. Pope has done a lot of good to give Catholics (which I am not) a better direction and more relevant.

    She has however expanded my vocabulary. Didn't know the word twerking before.
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    If Miley Cyrus won then Lindsey Lohan would cry foul.
  6. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    She is good at crying, especially in court.
  7. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Sebellius was in the running too.
    I posted this under random facts.....didn't see that a new thread was formed....oops!
  8. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Miley is in the running for excessive tongue exposure !!

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    I must say, she does have some skills.
  10. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    and it is not singing.
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Keep in mind, the Person of the Year is not necessarily an honor or recognition of a person doing honorable things. Time says it is for impact on the world.
    Time magazine points out controversial figures such as Adolf Hitler (1938), Joseph Stalin (1939 and 1942), Nikita Khrushchev (1957) and Ayatollah Khomeini(1979) have also been granted the title for their impacts.
  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    No problem, hopefully Upstate will not see it.
  13. island1fox

    island1fox Well-Known Member

    I would rather look at Miley on the cover rather than an old pope.

    As far as man of the year ?? When the Church REDISTRIBUTES their wealth ---land and gold to feed the poor than they can lecture me on capitalism.

    When the Pope speaks loudly against priest sexual abuse of children and the horrors of Abortion ---He may get my attention.

    For now --show me the Twerking Miley --without the tongue action !!!