What happened in 2009?

From Neal’s Nuze

2009

by Neal Boortz

We’re staring down the end of 2009.  There will certainly be a lot to remember and talk about.  We’re starting to make a list .. would you like to contribute?  This is in no particular order .. just the way it came spewing out of our heads:

  • Twitter popularity soars
  • KSM to be tried in NYC
  • Tea parties
  • The resurgence of Atlas Shrugged
  • Conservative authors top the NYTimes Best Seller list
  • The beginning of Obama’s “rule”
  • The exposure of the global warming hoax
  • Kindle
  • Ted Kennedy Tango Uniform
  • ACORN implodes
  • Guantanamo Bay is still open
  • Michael Jackson takes down Britney Spears as the #1 search term

What interesting cultural changes or newsworthy events do you think should be included in this list?

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Susan R's picture

EditorModerator

Of course!

More techie news-

*Windows 7
*Cisco vs Hewlett Packard
*Smartphones
*Social networking takes off at warp speed
*Scandal at Intel and IBM
*Oracle

Jack's picture

Wasn't Kindle launched in 2007?

Also, the resurgence of Atlas Shrugged should be travesty of the year. Is there a more blatantly anti-Christian philosophy than Randianism (Objectivism to the faithfully deluded)? As I recall, it's pretty much a self-conscious elevation of self above all else.

Susan R's picture

EditorModerator

Jack wrote:
Also, the resurgence of Atlas Shrugged should be travesty of the year. Is there a more blatantly anti-Christian philosophy than Randianism (Objectivism to the faithfully deluded)? As I recall, it's pretty much a self-conscious elevation of self above all else.

This is just a list of events or trends from 2009, not intended to be an analysis of whether these events themselves were good or bad. Whatever you think of Ayn Rand, I've never seen so many people interested in her writings as I have this last year.

Alex Guggenheim's picture

Glenn Beck become exponential

Tiger loses his grip

Obama begins his first term

Stock Market Crashes but...

Stimulus saves the world...according to Obama

Pillsbury folds

Bob Jones University apologizes

Obama apologizes

Sarah Palin become a "celebritician"

The "sporK" again fails to become a common utensil, still only used for camping and correctional institutions

Werewolves strike out at the Vampires

Swing music makes a notable underground comeback

Green is the new Red

Red is the new Black

Black is still the most popular color for the Crybaby Boomers and X-Gen's

Obama uses "unprecedented" to describe his administration an unprecedented number of times

The Surge is successful

Swine Flu

Cimategate scandal

The Cult of Climate Change has worldwide meeting in Copenhagen

Kindle (kinda)

Cash for Clunkers...gets rid of many Obama bumper stickers

Bernie Madoff laughs all the way to prison

Susan Boyle...no not Brian Murray Doyle

Sotomayor become Soto"judge"

Gov. Sanford slips and falls then rolls around in pig slop...over and over and over

Octomom outdoes her idol Angelina...Angelina get's more collagen in her lips

Bill Mays...no longer here!

Swayze now gets chance at real part in Ghost

Kung Fu...not so Kung Fu'ish in the end

NASCAR'S Jimmie Johnson

Townhall Meetings vs the WWE

GM topples...Hyundai soars

Angela Stewart's picture

Daniel wrote:
Kindle was released in 2007

Yes, but the Kindle 2 was released this year, and the price dropped this year as well, making it seem a better deal and convincing many people who had been on the fence to take the plunge. This was the year the Kindle really hit the mainstream.

Susan R's picture

EditorModerator

I think in 2009 the year 2012 became the new Y2K.

More people are saying "Good-bye" to their land lines and are switching completely over to mobile phones. And netbooks are hitting the mainstream.

I've been seeing a return to 'real person' customer service.

Daniel's picture

lol...I just now got the Pillsbury thing. I had been thinking Pillsbury the brand which is owned by General Mills.