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THE 2010 BEE-OTCH OF THE YEAR
Well, folks, we're doing it again. For the 11th year in a row, it's time to vote for the 2010 Bee-otch of the Year.
(Almost) everyday in 2010, we chose a loser deserving of being the biggest prick in the world at the moment and give that person or whatever the infamous Bee-otch of the Day. At the end of the week, the worst of the worst got the Bee-otch of the Week, and one of that pool of Bee-otches of the Week is chosen to be Bee-otch of the Month.
This year, there were eight people or organizations that were given the undistinctive honor of Bee-otch of the Month. BP and Tony Hayward were awarded four times for the infamous oil spill that tarnished both their reputations.
But, as usual, it's up to you to choose who shall be Bee-otch of the Year.
For the past six years, the Bee-otch of the Year has been former president George W. Bush, who's still nominated since he was the Bee-otch of the Month in February. But as his aegis wears off in the White House, it's time to wonder if it's time to give it up to a new leader of losers.
Without further adieu, it's time to look at these peckerheads to see who shall be Bee-otch of the Year for 2010.
George W. Bush (Bee-otch of the Month for February)President Barack Obama's only been the Commander in Chief for not even two years and many keep claiming that it's his own fault for not cleaning up ex-president Bush's mess. However, since the former president led us into a massive recession and two wars, it'll take some time to pick up the pieces. Even worse, he's ending 2010 on a personal high note with his best-selling memoir Decision Points while the American people - hopped up on Fox News Channel and Rush Limbaugh - keep blaming Obama for everything.
BP (May through August)Despite their green image with its flower logo and current initial meaning of "Beyond Petroleum", BP had probably its worst year ever thanks to the oil spill off the Gulf of Mexico last June. A wellhead blew out on the Deepwater Horizon, causing 53,000 barrels of oil to blast out of the well daily. 13 people died in the disaster. Even worse, it left the shrimping and fishing industry in the Gulf - still ravaged from Hurricane Katrina - to a standstill. Former BP chairman Tony Hayward - technically the Bee-otch of the Month for July, but we're grouping him with the rest of BP for this one - made the most-laughable comment of 2010 by stating "I want my life back" just before he headed back to his homeland of England to race his yacht called "Bob". He has since stepped down as BP CEO. As for the well, it was capped on September, but it didn't cap the past the led to the disaster, which might have been prevented if BP installed safety valves on the rig.
Citadel Broadcasting (December)The good news is that they're out of bankruptcy and with new owners, but Citadel's making the same 'ol mistakes. Just 10 days before Christmas, they fired long-time Lansing radio personality Rich Michaels, who had been the morning man of Classic Rocker WMMQ 94.9. Despite good ratings, GM Matt Hanlon told the media that it was time to go in a new direction. Rumor has it that sister Classic Rocker WLAV Grand Rapids' morning man Kevin Matthews will syndicate his show to 'MMQ but only time will tell. Most of Citadel's stations in Grand Rapids are getting the crap kicked out of them by simularly-formatted counterparts. Expect the same to 'MMQ.
Terry Jones (September)On the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on U.S. soil, Florida preacher Terry Jones decided that the best way to fight back is with fire. So, he organized "Burn a Koran Day", a day devoted to setting fire to the word of the Muslim faith on 9/11. However, his proposed burning only sparked outrage from many, including from Muslims and even Christians alike. Both leaders from the left and right, including President Obama and Sarah Palin attacked Jones; Obama said that Jones' burning would put this country at risk at home and abroad. Because of the outrage, Jones canceled the burning, but is promising to reschedule it.
Mexico (April)This has been a huge year in news regarding this country's relations with Mexico. Earlier this year, the state of Arizona passed this country's toughest immigration laws to date. Basically put, if a cop thinks that you look like an illegal, he can pull you over and ask you to find your papers. Now, I think the law's kinda too Big Brother-y, but let's face it. Mexico needs to do a better job of keeping its people. Here in Michigan, I don't see many Canadians roaming the streets and looking for work. Yet, there's Mexicans left and right. Apparently, Canadians love their freedom while the Mexicans don't. Makes you go "hmmmm..."
The Republicans (March and November)2010 has been a decent year for the Republicans, especially since they still own our radio and TV stations and use them to pollute our minds with BS. Case in point: the health care legislation, or as they love to call it "Obamacare". While the bill was being voted on in the House, many members of the Tea Party and other Repukes decided to call black congressmen the n-word and people like gay congressman Barney Frank homophobic slurs. But that's not all. Thanks to huge donations from big corporations and lots of TV ads, the Republicans took back the House in November, and the new house leader will be the crybaby known as John Boehner. Even their bullying has caused President Obama to extend Bush's tax cuts, causing many to feel that the president is being forced to be their stoolpidgeon.
Pat Robertson (January)On January 12, a massive earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale ravaged the country of Haiti, killing 230,000, injuring 300,000 and leaving over a million people homeless. On his 700 Club TV show, host Pat Robertson claimed that God was punishing the poor country because its founders signed a pact with the Devil, liberating itselves from the French slave owners who owned them. However, the country is mostly Christian, a fact that makes Robertson's statement one based on hatred and sensationalism. Robertson has been known for making idiotic statements on his show for years, mostly to get some cash out of poor and old people.
Rick Snyder (October)Snyder is the ex-chairman of Gateway Computer who is now the governor-elect of this great state of Michigan. But, there's a good reason why he got elected: $$$. Here in Grand Rapids, Snyder's first political ad aired during the Super Bowl, proving that he who spends most shall win. His opponent, Democrat Virg Bernero didn't have the budget Snyder had. Snyder avoided debates with Bernero and even made a statement during an interview that he was interested in selling off the Mackinac Bridge, which would mean short-term cash for the financially-strapped Michigan. Yet, it would mean less jobs and higher toll rates for those traveling to and from the Upper Peninsula (you know, that other part of Michigan?). Bear in mind that Snyder was just another typical CEO, shipping jobs off to China while his company struggled, and eventually sold out to the Taiwanese as a penny stock.
So, out of the eight choices, who will be Bee-otch of the Year? Only YOU can decide. Post your choice now and we'll reveal the Bee-otch of the Year on Friday, December 31st at 4 a.m.!
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