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Biggest News Events of 2009?
With the year coming to a close, which were the biggest events of 2009?
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| Closed on 03/27/10 at 05:00PM
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Rank34 FansAvg (1st)
1.Obama Inauguration6.1 (16)
2.Economic Downfall4.7 (7)
3.War in Afghanistan3.4
4.Swine Flu3.3 (2)
5.Health Care Overhaul3.1
6.Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas2.6 (2)
7.Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)2.5 (2)
8.Michael Jackson's death2.1 (2)
Also receiving votes:Auto Industry Bankruptcy2.0
Stimulis Package1.6
First Hispanic Supreme Court justice1.4 (1)
Tiger Woods' adultery fiasco1.1 (1)
_________________ (Write-in)0.8
Steve McNair's death0.7 (1)
Edward Kennedy's death0.5
Other death0.4

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#9 | 1704 days ago

(Edited by ms_hippie_queen)
Houstonian and avid Texans fan lures former rookie Indianapolis Coach, Jim Caldwell, to his untimely death
Indianapolis - Jim Caldwell was found smothered under his egyptian cotton cased down pillow mid-Thursday morning with a note on his bedside from Houston Texans fan - and #1 suspect - Leigh M. justifying her actions. While we here at the Indy Star too believe his pulling his starters from Sunday's game was disgraceful, not only to the players who have worked so hard to this point, but to the Colts fans, the Denver Broncos and fans, the Baltimore Ravens and fans, the Pittsburgh Steelers and fans, the Jacksonville Jaguars and fans, the Miami Dolphins and fans, the Houston Texans and fans, and to anyone with any smidge of integrity who happens to know what the eff football is who all took a massive shafting; we are not sure it warranted a death sentence...continued on page A4
1. Michael Jackson's death  2. Swine Flu  3. Economic Downfall  4. Tiger Woods' adultery fiasco  5. Obama Inauguration  6. _________________ (Write-in)  7. Health Care Overhaul  8. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  
  
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#1 | 1704 days ago
Mr_Rogers (+)

The biggest news story of the year actually happened today:  2-12 Tampa Bay Bucs Defeat 13-1 New Orleans Saints    
#2 | 1704 days ago

 Incidents happening NOW is breaking stories with 24 x 7 news channels making farce of journalism, todays news is tomorrows history, history in few decades become different versons of the incident, in few centuries they, these version,  become legends, then myths.!
1. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  2. Economic Downfall  3. Obama Inauguration  4. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  5. Health Care Overhaul  6. War in Afghanistan  7. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  8. Michael Jackson's death  
#3 | 1704 days ago

Mr_Rogers wrote:
The biggest news story of the year actually happened today:  2-12 Tampa Bay Bucs Defeat 13-1 New Orleans Saints    
The AFL Saints were 19-1 & lost to North Melbourne  (who were 5-14-1) this yr. Sort of a coincedence because New Orleans & St Kilda lost their first 2 game of the year late in the yr, in a row & against teams that weren't going very crash-hot. And they have the same nickname.
#4 | 1704 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

 While I agree the Bucs defeating the Saints is news worthy I will disagree about it being the biggest news story lol.  I think watching President Obama being sworn in was a day that if you voted for him or not was a day that made history. I for one am proud of him
1. Obama Inauguration  2. War in Afghanistan  3. Economic Downfall  4. Health Care Overhaul  5. Swine Flu  6. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  7. Edward Kennedy's death  8. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  
#5 | 1704 days ago
cubsgirl2 (+)

 Good God you are so right!!! How did we forget that one.  
1. Obama Inauguration  2. War in Afghanistan  3. Economic Downfall  4. Health Care Overhaul  5. Swine Flu  6. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  7. Edward Kennedy's death  8. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  
#6 | 1704 days ago

I am by no means an Obama fan and I disagree with him on most issues, but you have to admit that no story was bigger than his being inaugurated.  Regardless of his politics, he has added a new chapter to American history.
1. Obama Inauguration  2. Swine Flu  3. Health Care Overhaul  4. War in Afghanistan  5. Michael Jackson's death  6. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  7. Stimulis Package  8. _________________ (Write-in)  
#7 | 1704 days ago

Amazon Kardashian and Lamar Odom getting married.. Step 1 in an elusive plot to create a family of giant ugly children bent on taking over the NBA or WNBA or fighting Godzilla.. Check that, the WNBA won't be around then, so maybe just the NBA
#8 | 1704 days ago
18packabs (+)

My write in vote will cause a Political debate, so I won't write it in.
1. Economic Downfall  2. Health Care Overhaul  3. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  4. War in Afghanistan  5. Other death  6. _________________ (Write-in)  7. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  8. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  
#9 | 1704 days ago

(Edited by ms_hippie_queen)
Houstonian and avid Texans fan lures former rookie Indianapolis Coach, Jim Caldwell, to his untimely death
Indianapolis - Jim Caldwell was found smothered under his egyptian cotton cased down pillow mid-Thursday morning with a note on his bedside from Houston Texans fan - and #1 suspect - Leigh M. justifying her actions. While we here at the Indy Star too believe his pulling his starters from Sunday's game was disgraceful, not only to the players who have worked so hard to this point, but to the Colts fans, the Denver Broncos and fans, the Baltimore Ravens and fans, the Pittsburgh Steelers and fans, the Jacksonville Jaguars and fans, the Miami Dolphins and fans, the Houston Texans and fans, and to anyone with any smidge of integrity who happens to know what the eff football is who all took a massive shafting; we are not sure it warranted a death sentence...continued on page A4
1. Michael Jackson's death  2. Swine Flu  3. Economic Downfall  4. Tiger Woods' adultery fiasco  5. Obama Inauguration  6. _________________ (Write-in)  7. Health Care Overhaul  8. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  
#10 | 1704 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
Houstonian and avid Texans fan lures former rookie Indianapolis Coach, Jim Caldwell, to his untimely death
Indianapolis - Jim Caldwell was found smothered under his egyptian cotton cased down pillow mid-Thursday morning with a note on his bedside from Houston Texans fan - and #1 suspect - Leigh M. justifying her actions. While we here at the Indy Star too believe his pulling his starters from Sunday's game was disgraceful, not only to the players who have worked so hard to this point, but to the Colts fans, the Denver Broncos and fans, the Baltimore Ravens and fans, the Pittsburgh Steelers and fans, the Jacksonville Jaguars and fans, the Miami Dolphins and fans, the Houston Texans and fans, and to anyone with any smidge of integrity who happens to know what the eff football is who all took a massive shafting; we are not sure it warranted a death sentence...continued on page A4
OOR...will return tomorrow. BRILLIANT!...and knock on wood.
1. Obama Inauguration  2. Michael Jackson's death  3. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  4. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  5. _________________ (Write-in)  6. Swine Flu  7. War in Afghanistan  8. Stimulis Package  
#11 | 1704 days ago

Miracle on the Hudson the only good story in the lot.  Too much bad news.
1. Economic Downfall  2. Obama Inauguration  3. Health Care Overhaul  4. Swine Flu  5. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  6. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  7. War in Afghanistan  8. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  
#12 | 1704 days ago

Took away the funny.
1. Economic Downfall  2. Swine Flu  3. Obama Inauguration  4. War in Afghanistan  5. Stimulis Package  6. Health Care Overhaul  7. Michael Jackson's death  8. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  
#13 | 1704 days ago

Obama. definitely
#14 | 1704 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

The inauguration of Obama was the biggest in my opinion.  Biggest sex scandal: Tiger Woods   Best News: Miracle on The Hudson
1. Obama Inauguration  2. Swine Flu  3. Economic Downfall  4. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  5. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  6. Michael Jackson's death  7. Edward Kennedy's death  8. Tiger Woods' adultery fiasco  
#15 | 1704 days ago

The Obama inauguration was watched by billions worldwide. People even here in England went out of their way to watch it including myself because of the history it brought with it. was great to watch and an event that will live forever in all of our memories. In saying that season 2 was a pretty major event and they were both pretty contravesial. It's been a pretty eventful year and an even more of an eventful decade and I'm looking forward to the next one
1. Obama Inauguration  2. War in Afghanistan  3. Economic Downfall  4. Tiger Woods' adultery fiasco  5. Michael Jackson's death  6. Swine Flu  7. Health Care Overhaul  8. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  
#16 | 1704 days ago

My "other death" is just an all-encompassing round-up of the 80000 celebrity deaths that happened in 2009. 
1. Economic Downfall  2. Obama Inauguration  3. Health Care Overhaul  4. War in Afghanistan  5. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  6. Swine Flu  7. Stimulis Package  8. Other death  
#17 | 1704 days ago

(Edited by kteacher)
Glad to see that "First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice" made the list (well---overdue)
1. Obama Inauguration  2. War in Afghanistan  3. Health Care Overhaul  4. Economic Downfall  5. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  6. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  7. Other death  8. Swine Flu  
#18 | 1704 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
Amazon Kardashian and Lamar Odom getting married.. Step 1 in an elusive plot to create a family of giant ugly children bent on taking over the NBA or WNBA or fighting Godzilla.. Check that, the WNBA won't be around then, so maybe just the NBA
LOL ... "Amazon Kardashian".
Good one. 
1. Economic Downfall  2. Obama Inauguration  3. Health Care Overhaul  4. War in Afghanistan  5. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  6. Swine Flu  7. Stimulis Package  8. Other death  
#19 | 1704 days ago

(Edited by elevenbravo138again)
kobe_lova wrote:
OOR...will return tomorrow. BRILLIANT!...and knock on wood.
I am also OOR so this and the Real Stoney are on my list of PNR. [Posts Needing Respects.]  
1. Obama Inauguration  2. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  3. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  4. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  5. War in Afghanistan  6. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  7. Economic Downfall  8. Health Care Overhaul  
#20 | 1704 days ago

IS MY OPINION LIKE ARGENTINA Q, I DONT LIKE PUT MY NOSE IN YOUR NEWS, BUT FOR ME , THE BEST NEW 2009,WAS THAT MY NICE  SOON IS MOTHER ,IN JANUARY, LITTLE NEWS, BUT IS MY NEWS.-
1. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  2. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  3. _________________ (Write-in)  4. Obama Inauguration  5. Other death  6. Economic Downfall  7. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  8. War in Afghanistan  
#21 | 1704 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
Amazon Kardashian and Lamar Odom getting married.. Step 1 in an elusive plot to create a family of giant ugly children bent on taking over the NBA or WNBA or fighting Godzilla.. Check that, the WNBA won't be around then, so maybe just the NBA
Nothing better Nailed it! 
1. Obama Inauguration  2. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  3. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  4. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  5. War in Afghanistan  6. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  7. Economic Downfall  8. Health Care Overhaul  
#22 | 1704 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
LOL ... "Amazon Kardashian".
Good one. 
Huge Wow
1. Obama Inauguration  2. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  3. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  4. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  5. War in Afghanistan  6. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  7. Economic Downfall  8. Health Care Overhaul  
#23 | 1704 days ago

elevenbravo138again wrote:
Nothing better Nailed it! 
thank you, thank you
#24 | 1703 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
Amazon Kardashian and Lamar Odom getting married.. Step 1 in an elusive plot to create a family of giant ugly children bent on taking over the NBA or WNBA or fighting Godzilla.. Check that, the WNBA won't be around then, so maybe just the NBA
I refer to her as "Fredo" Kardashian, but yeah.
#25 | 1703 days ago

Smoke free America.

1. Swine Flu  2. War in Afghanistan  3. Obama Inauguration  4. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  5. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  6. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  7. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  8. _________________ (Write-in)  
#26 | 1703 days ago
ishacou (+)

janet011685 wrote:
LOL ... "Amazon Kardashian".
Good one. 
helo honey u so cute would really happy chatting wit u or shear =ing ur email together..here is my email address : ryan_ezibel@yahoo.com hope u would mail be back containing all about u and send ur pics along wit it..am single from the united states but i am in nigeria..
#27 | 1674 days ago
vindog (+)

The President Obama Inauguration was a History Changing Event for this Country!  Whether or not you voted for the man, whether or not you like his policies, or whether or not you like the man as a person doesn't change the fact that this election CHANGED HISTORY forever in this Country!
1. Obama Inauguration  2. Economic Downfall  3. War in Afghanistan  4. Stimulis Package  5. Health Care Overhaul  6. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  7. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  8. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  
#28 | 1669 days ago

7 and 8 are just in last place where the should be, Total B/S
1. Steve McNair's death  2. Edward Kennedy's death  3. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  4. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  5. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  6. Economic Downfall  7. Stimulis Package  8. Obama Inauguration  
#29 | 1669 days ago

vindog wrote:
The President Obama Inauguration was a History Changing Event for this Country!  Whether or not you voted for the man, whether or not you like his policies, or whether or not you like the man as a person doesn't change the fact that this election CHANGED HISTORY forever in this Country!
Well put. President Obama's Inauguration was a HUGE piece of American History, and if the Republican's EVER get over it, this country will be able to pass legislation that actually helps average American's, and not the elitist few in this country.
1. Obama Inauguration  2. War in Afghanistan  3. Swine Flu  4. Economic Downfall  5. Stimulis Package  6. First Hispanic Supreme Court justice  7. Edward Kennedy's death  8. Health Care Overhaul  
#30 | 1619 days ago

(Edited by VIOLET)
All of them were relevant then and some of them will continue through this year. Not a nice panorama.
And I'm OOR Ken, or I'd give u one for your well chosen options.
#31 | 1619 days ago
vindog (+)

Sad, Sad News!  The Health Care Reform Bill has passed- yet Rush Limbaugh is STILL here!  What a LIAR this guy is- LOL!

1. Obama Inauguration  2. Economic Downfall  3. War in Afghanistan  4. Stimulis Package  5. Health Care Overhaul  6. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  7. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  8. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  
#32 | 1619 days ago

vindog wrote:

Sad, Sad News!  The Health Care Reform Bill has passed- yet Rush Limbaugh is STILL here!  What a LIAR this guy is- LOL!

 Yeah I'm still waiting to hear the end of this one! He better keep up on his promise.
1. Economic Downfall  2. Health Care Overhaul  3. Obama Inauguration  4. Michael Jackson's death  5. Swine Flu  6. Stimulis Package  7. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  8. Tiger Woods' adultery fiasco  
#33 | 1619 days ago
vindog (+)

Kenne wrote:
 Yeah I'm still waiting to hear the end of this one! He better keep up on his promise.
He won't- we all know this!  He is nothing but a PAID BS Artist who makes his living bashing others that are MUCH smarter than he is!  Besides where would he move to? EVERY other Industrialized Nation in the World has Universal Health Care- LOL!
1. Obama Inauguration  2. Economic Downfall  3. War in Afghanistan  4. Stimulis Package  5. Health Care Overhaul  6. Auto Industry Bankruptcy  7. Mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas  8. Miracle on the Hudson (Jet safety landing)  

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