Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Greatest American: Picking from the Top 25

Oh brother, you might ask yourself, another list of something or other.

In another blog, I wrote about the 100 greatest Americans. That group has now been chosen and was unveiled on the Discovery Channel's three hour program, 100 Greatest Americans.

You gave me feedback and it was very insightful, much more so than those half million who voted for some of the bozos. Give me a break, Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Brett Favre. He's cute, but that shouldn't be the priority given to select a greatest American.

Anyway, now we have twenty five to chose from. Here goes:

Mohammed Ali, Neil Armstrong, Lance Armstrong (give me a break), Walt Disney, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Henry Ford, a real anti everyone not white, Nazi sympathizer, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, well that doesn't surprise me that a sitting President made the list, John F. Kennedy, Elennor Roosevelt, FDR, Ronnie Reagan the Bonzo, Oprah Winfrey, why???, Dr. Billy Grahmn, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, yeah someone read their history books, Rosa Parks, Elvis PResley, Bob Hope, the Wright Brothers and Dr. King.

Anyway, click on http://www.discoverychannel.com to find out who made the top 25.

Now the interesting twist, we get to vote who is the Greatest American. To do so online, click on http://www.aol.com/greatestamerican

They are limiting the quantity of votes per entry per type of media. You can phone in, or use your cell phone to make your vote count or logon to the AOL site.

This should be interesting. I know you have your favorites as well as personal opinions on why someone made it and others you feel, who did not. I'd really appreciate reading them.

Afterall, this is a democracy. So vote early and often and may the best American win.


AC said...

Personally, I'm voting for Rosa Parks.


Of the Discovery Channel's Top 25, I would probably vote "Albert Einstein" as the greatest American. Of course, I would have loved to have seen Madonna make that Top 25 List. Hmmm.... perhaps one day when she passes on she'll have a bigger legend than Elvis. (I think she will).

drifter said...

Bush is actually on that list? Unreal. My top 5, for what I hope are the obvious reasons, are:
(not in any order)
1. Jefferson
2. Rosa Parks
3. Edison
4. Einstein
5. Wright Brothers

Bush??? Unbelievable.

If I had to pick 1, it would be Einstein.