Monday, December 28, 2015

Once again among Americans Hillary Clinton and President Obama are the most admired man and woman in the world. This makes twenty years in a row for Hillary.

Courtesy of Gallup:  

Americans again name Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama the woman and man living anywhere in the world they admire most. Both win by wide margins over the next-closest finishers, Malala Yousafzai for women and Pope Francis and Donald Trump for men.

 This makes the twentieth time that Hillary has claimed this honor and the eighth time for Obama.

I have to admit I am more than little saddened by the fact that Trump is so close to the top and completely puzzled by Palin's inclusion at all. 

60 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:48 PM

    Palin isn't too surprising. The incidence of serious mental illness and low-IQ can more than account for not only her 1%, but Trump's 5%, also too.

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    1. Anonymous5:10 PM

      ^ and ignorance

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  2. Anonymous4:54 PM

    Addmired?

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    1. Addmired?

      Sounds like somebody who gets really stuck in the mud trying to sum columns of figures.

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    2. Anonymous2:34 AM

      I think that was a joke that went over your head, Ted.

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    3. I think that was a joke that went over your head, Ted.

      I'm so sorry you didn't get my pun. Better luck next time.

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  3. Anonymous4:57 PM

    And how many years in a row has Sarah been No. 1? Oh, none!!

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  4. Anonymous5:18 PM

    condy rice? wtf has she done in the last 8 years?

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  5. Anonymous5:33 PM

    I see Sarah Palin is a loser again. But at least she can say she beats Hillary out in the having Bastard Grandchildren category.

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    1. Anonymous6:25 PM

      Rude. The word bastard needs to be outlawed. a child is a child.

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    2. Anonymous6:34 PM

      Sarah would beat out most of America in that category.

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    3. Anonymous7:09 PM

      6:25 PM Bastard is used in your Bible to describe the child of an unmarried woman like Bristol Palin. Your Bible also states that the unmarried woman should be stoned. Bristol and Sarah Palin would have had hard lives in Biblical times.

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    4. Anonymous8:03 PM

      Oh, now we should censor words and remove them from the dictionary and common usage simply because some find them distasteful? That's a rather slippery slope, my dear.

      Bastard
      1. person born of unmarried parents; an illegitimate child.

      But it seems rather fitting in Bristol's case, for both children, so if the shoe fits.


      http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/bastard

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    5. Anonymous8:07 PM

      7:09pm

      Does it count that Bristol is often stoned?

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    6. Anonymous10:20 PM

      @anon 6:25 pm

      It's not rude at all, it's just the TRUTH. All of Sarah Palins Grandchilds are bastards. Not a one was conceived in a marriage.

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  6. Anonymous5:43 PM

    Palin must be a cat, because she certainly has nine lives. It does not make one bit of sense that with all her nonsensical wisdom and word salad, and succession of political and social blunders, that she continues to prevail in the eyes of Americans. So sad.

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    1. Anonymous8:46 AM

      Nancy French likely votes for $carah, since she needs the paycheck pretending to be the fornicating Bristles. Any of the family would vote for her, they want to keep the money flowing.

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  7. The funny thing is, they are both on the most despised list too.

    http://www.ranker.com/list/us-political-figures-we-hate-the-most-2013/jimmers2

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    1. Anonymous6:22 PM

      Do you ever take a break, twofux?

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    2. What an intelligent and provocative and grown up response that was. Deserving of an answer.

      I take breaks as often as any of you. If you can't listen to the other side of an argument, you're a toadie at best. If you just want to hear opinions that agree with yours, you are no better than a pee ponder.

      For your info, my point was, there are just as many people who hate Obama and Hillary as there are that love them. It comes with the territory. Donald Trump is another polarizing personality. And that is what we have become and the reason our country is becoming so dysfunctional. We have been divided and conquered. You can imagine that I'm your enemy because I don't agree with all of your or Gryphen's points of view and that's what the powers that be, want. The want us fragmented and looking at each others' differences instead of our common ground. Continue being part of the problem. Good day.

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    3. Only when his points are countered.

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    4. Anonymous8:25 PM

      Oh, twofux, how you can make those ridiculous claims in the face of numbers crunched by Gallup is just laughable.

      Perhaps you need a glass of champagne.

      And a friend to drink it with.

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  8. Anonymous6:24 PM

    Hillary is a famous female so that's not surprising but surprising she's at the top. And the sitting president would be. Even though the media gave him a huge pass on everything. And honestly, it's not surprising a famous name like Sarah is on it. One cannot deny she has inspired people to stand up for themselves and work to fight against the status quo. 1 reason Trump resonates. He answers to no one, unlike everyone in DC except Bernie.

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    1. Anonymous7:53 PM

      That's a mouthful.

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    2. Anonymous7:57 PM

      Sarah and Donald both certainly have a knack for brining the crazies and the racists out of the woodwork, that's for sure!

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    3. Anonymous8:30 PM

      Wingnuts still far prefer Carly Fiorina to Sarah Palin. But at least Sarah can claim that she once campaigned for Carly Fiorina, who then lost.

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    4. Oh yeah, Obama gets a HUGE pass! Piss off.

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    5. "Even though the media gave him a huge pass on everything."
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      You are stupid, lying, or both.

      "One cannot deny she has inspired people to stand up for themselves and work to fight against the status quo. 1 reason Trump resonates. He answers to no one, unlike everyone in DC except Bernie."
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      Yes, one can deny that she has done any such thing. She has inspired people to bring their nastiness, racism and hate into the open. Hardly praiseworthy.

      How is Trump praiseworthy? He has a lot of money so can be as puerile, racist, vicious, and misogynistic as he likes with no consequences? He can express his contempt for American working people and engage in junior high mean girl twitter tantrums with anyone who dares to not worship him and that makes him praiseworthy?

      Your entire comment is droolingly stupid.

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    6. Anonymous11:12 AM

      "Even though the media gave him a huge pass on everything."

      Turn off Fox news and take a look at the stock market, the unemployment numbers, the housing market, the jobs report, the median household income, the number of our young men and women at war in the middle east and compare to 7 years ago. If facts can't change your mind you're just, well, stupid.

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  9. Anonymous6:27 PM

    That picture is ironic because they hate each other more than biden and obama do.

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    1. Anonymous6:55 PM

      You are full of shit, 6:17 PM!

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    2. Anonymous7:14 PM

      @6:27 pm Have you ever seen a picture of Sarah Palin and Todd Palin like that? What does that say about their sorry marriage.

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    3. Anonymous7:16 PM

      Anonymous 6:27, you are making things up out of whole cloth and have not even a scintilla of evidence to back up your statement. Obama and Biden do not hate each other at all. The two couples are in fact friends off the camera and work very well together as a team (both Barak and Joe, and Michelle and Dr. Biden), unlike Bush and Cheney and Reagan and Bush and Eisenhower and Nixon. If you were to read theobamadiary.com on a regular basis and see all the photographs of the body language between these two men, and if you realized that they frequently have lunch together and consult and meet together on a daily basis, you might realize how silly your statement is.

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    4. Anonymous8:06 PM

      6:27
      Who feeds you the nonsense you regurgitate. You are clueless.

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    5. Anonymous8:33 PM

      oh hello, is that you, the virginia girlyman that hates to capitalize the president's name and believes that's such an insult?

      you pour venom on joe biden too? But he is white!

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    6. Anonymous10:03 PM

      6:27 is right. It is well known.

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    7. 6:27pm and 10:03pm are the same person trying the bolster their bull shit claim. Sad.

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    8. "Anonymous6:27 PM That picture is ironic because they hate each other more than biden and obama do."
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      You stupid racist hateful republicans give yourselves away superior President Obama, Vice President Biden and Secretary Clinton are to you in every single way. Your corrosive jealousy is pathetic, but you deserve to simmer in it.

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  10. Anonymous6:28 PM

    Sarah would say she isn't worthy even though she receives lots of letters from people saying she inspires them.

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    1. Anonymous7:36 PM

      Do you know who else gets letters from people, saying how he inspired them? Charles Manson.

      Jeffrey Dahmer used to get the same kind of fan letters, too.

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    2. Anonymous7:54 PM

      What a coincidence! just happen to have a copy of one of those letters here

      "Deer Sarruh Pallin,

      Yew are so purty and smart and shud be president and i voted for yew insted of nobummer. My gurl is pregnent too with anuther baby and my bruther said he will marry her so like Bristol she is strong and full with miracles too. My wife told me to write to yew because yew make her perspire or something like that and let yew know we will vote for you agin."

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    3. Anonymous8:02 PM

      6:28
      Anyone who says they are inspired by Sarah Palin is ignorant of her true nature. She is a loathsome creature.

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    4. Anonymous8:02 PM, I see your point but I don't think these people who say they are inspired by Palin are ignorant of her true nature at all.

      I think at heart, whether they even know enough to admit it to themselves, they are just as nasty as she is and they are responding to someone who allows them to bring their darkest thoughts into the light of day. They wrap it all up in republican gun-toting jeebus and call themselves good.

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    5. Anonymous7:47 AM

      LOL 7:54, I love you.

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  11. Anonymous6:33 PM

    Anyone being given a '1' could have had just one vote, therefore they should be discounted. The others are a laudable bunch with the notable exceptions of Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump, who are the only representatives of the Right.

    There is a differing number of candidates by gender, so it would be really interesting to see the male candidates that were discounted.

    These numbers reflect well on majority American values. All in all you done good, America. :)

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  12. Anonymous6:53 PM

    What a cute photo of President Obama and Hillary! Great people who are both extremely successful! Proud of both of them.

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  13. Anonymous7:00 PM

    I expect HRC will be the next president. However, I would have voted for Malala. She is a great inspiration for the coming generations.

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  14. Anonymous7:04 PM

    @6:24/6:27/6:28 Go away Palinbot. Sarah Palin is the worst thing to happen to women's rights in 2 decades. Having daughters and a son who have been taught no morals is not a good example for America.

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  15. Anonymous7:08 PM

    Hillary?

    But but what about Nancy French for all the work she has done for Sarah and Barstool?

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    1. Anonymous2:43 AM

      Even Gallup couldn't keep track of the real Nancy French. what with all the linking and mirroring and blog incest and whatnot. I wouldn't want to go there either.

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  16. I'm a glass half full guy, so I think what this poll really tells us is that there are at least three times as many decent Americans as there are hateful, mean-spirited ones.

    I find that gratifying and note that there is room for improvement.

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    1. Anonymous2:41 AM

      I think those numbers are probably the best you'll get in most societies these days, BB.

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  17. Anonymous7:43 PM

    An interesting historical view of the poll from 1946. Usually the most admired man is the sitting president while the first lady or a former first lady tend to be the most admired woman. I'd like to know who is polled and how the poll is conducted, but am having trouble finding that info.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallup%27s_most_admired_man_and_woman_poll

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  18. Anonymous7:47 PM

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/1678/most-admired-man-woman.aspx

    2008-2014 results. Looks like Sarah hit her heyday at 15 in 2009 and it's been all downhill since then.

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    1. Anonymous8:38 PM

      Yes, once Americans got to know Sarah Palin they just wanted her to shut up and go away and they feel that to this day.

      She should stop deliberately reminding people of her mental illness but that'll never happen.

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    2. Anonymous7:51 AM

      Why she won't run for anything. The "rill" America will show her EXACTLY what they think of her and she can't handle it.

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  19. Anonymous10:22 PM

    Any poll that lists Ben Carson and Trump as most admired is suspect, to say the least. Jimmy Carter, who I think is the most honorable, humble, honest and worthwhile man on earth, isn't even mentioned. Carly Fiorina and Condoleezza Rice? Please. Obviously they had 23 seconds to think about it. I'm still trying to think of my most admired woman. And I'm a woman. At least Kim Kardooshian didn't make the list. That's something.

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  20. Anonymous12:33 AM

    YES! Speaking as a parent whose 3 yr old whispers 'fuck' under her breath. It gives me humor on those long ass day.

    http://www.scarymommy.com/swearing-in-front-of-kids/?utm_source=FB

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  21. Anonymous5:02 AM

    $arah on a par with Ellen?!?
    As the saying goes, "bitch. PLEASE!"

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  22. Anonymous3:50 PM

    When was the last public appearance from Rev Billy Graham? Speech? What, exactly, did Carly do or say to get mentioned? And where is President Jimmy Carter? At least they overlooked Bristol Palin, and rightfully so.

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