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Saturday, December 26, 2009

TIME's 2009 Lists (Sort of) . .

Verbatim:

'They should see it like a weekend of camping.'
- SILVIO BERLUSCONI, Italy's Prime Minister, on the thousands of people rendered homeless by an April 6 earthquake that also killed more than 300 in the central Italian town of L'Aquila - April



'Every single Iranian is valuable. The government is at everyone's service. We like everyone.' - MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, President of Iran who had previously likened citizens protesting the results of the nation's disputed presidential election to "dirt and dust" - June



'My husband is not Secretary of State. I am.' - HILLARY CLINTON, snapping at a student who asked during a press conference in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, what "Mr Clinton" thought of a Chinese loan offer to the country. According to State Department officials, the student said afterward that he had meant to ask what "Mr. Obama" thought of the potential deal. - August



'I really don't feel that there's currently liberty and justice for all.' - WILL PHILLIPS, a 10-year old Arkansas boy who refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in school because he has gay friends who are not afforded equal rights - November



Breakups:

Silvio Berlusconi and his wife Veronica Lario

Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston

Mel and Robyn Gibson

Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson

Jon and Kate Gosselin

Michael Phelps and Kellogg's Oasis

Rihanna and Chris Brown


T-Shirt Slogans:

"I'mma Let You Finish" - Kanye West to country singer Taylor Swift at the MTV VMA


"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" - Kate Moss' motto to maintain her slim frame


Tweets:

'FYI Liam doesn't have a Twitter and he wants ME to delete mine with good reason' - Miley Cyrus on boyfriend Liam Hemsworth.

'Victory is ours!' - Ashton Kutcher, beating CNN to a million followers.



p/s: Courtesy of Time Magazine Double Issue December 28, 2009 / January 4, 2010

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