Taylor Swift - Time magazine’s person of the year

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Taylor Swift is named Time magazine’s person of the year​

NEW YORK (AP) — Is the year of Taylor Swift over now? Not yet.

Time magazine named Swift its person of the year on Wednesday, a week after Spotify announced she was the most-played artist on the streaming platform.

Swift was picked from a group of nine finalists that included Barbie, King Charles III, and OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman, among others.

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Not really a fan, but she knows how to share the wealth to those that make it happen...

Taylor Swift gives over $50 million in bonuses to 'Eras' tour crew​

Swift stunned the tour's trucking staff by giving each truck driver a check in the amount of $100,000.

 
The Fed talks Taylor................



Artist of the decade

 
I think she is amazing. She knows how to closely guard her brand image. She is incredibly savvy about public relations, investing, content design, etc. She shows a huge amount of discipline in how she maintains her beauty, and she has a tireless work ethic.

Give credit where credit is due.... in 2023 what one person had a greater impact on society?
 
in 2023 what one person had a greater impact on society?
Impact?

Of course, the man who garnered 81 million votes comes immediately to mind.
He's severely impacted all of us in the US and many across the globe.
I'm not saying it was in a good way, but he has still been quite "impactful".

Or even his son, you know "the smartest guy" Joe knows.

How about good ol' "I am the science" Dr Anthony Fauci?
Although 2023 wasn't really his playground. Maybe we can scratch him from the list.

But who can think of Fauci without thinking of his partner in crime, Bill Gates?

How about the Ukrainian comedian that the US propped up in a position of President of that country?
If you're gonna put Zelensky on the short list then you have to put his protagonist on their too, so let's drop in Putin.

You've got a whole slew of headline grabbers - there's Musk, Bezos, Jinping, and of course you can't forget good ol' Greta.

<SLV>, know that I'm not busting on you, just busting on the whole idea of a "person of the year" coming from the likes of Time magazine.

Time's person of the year....(*Yawn*) who cares?
 
Idol worshipers...

Never did like overproduced artists....

Too bad she doesn't sing the math tables, or something worthwhile....
 
Market Watch

AMC CEO sends Taylor Swift ‘eternal gratitude’ as Eras Tour concert film makes history​


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AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. CEO Adam Aron has expressed the movie-theater chain’s “eternal gratitude” to Taylor Swift as the singer-songwriter’s concert film breaks another record.

Variety reported Sunday that “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” has earned more than $261.6 million globally, making it the highest-grossing concert and documentary film in history, surpassing “Michael Jackson’s This Is It.”

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As Taylor Swift replaces Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears, as the middle-aged girl famous for being famous.

I say "girl" advisedly. I've known young women in their teens; and I've seen, especially in urban liberal circles, girls of fifty. NEVER grew up. Still catting around as if in high school.

This is one more such.
 
I couldn't name a single Taylor Swift song. But I have read a little about her (how could you not - she is everywhere). By all accounts, she is actually a pretty smart cookie. Good for her.
 
I couldn't name a single Taylor Swift song. But I have read a little about her (how could you not - she is everywhere). By all accounts, she is actually a pretty smart cookie. Good for her.
So, do you think, now, she's going to DO anything with those brains?

According to no less than Donald Trump, Paris Hilton is a smart cookie, too. But she got famous for being famous (and naked on a purloined video tape) and then for flashing photogs as she'd be stepping out of limos.

Madonna, they said, had brains, too. But all three of them, have been put/are putting themselves into settings where brains don't matter; where what matters, appearance, doesn't last; and the last laugh is the audience's, as Grandma Madonna tries to dance the koochie with a cast-iron brassiere.
 
Remember Time magazine named Joseph Stalin "man of the year" TWICE.
I don't put much stock in their opinion
Agree.
I think she is amazing... 2023 what one person had a greater impact on society?
I think Putin or any (or all) of his media people. Or Zelenskiy, if you want to add to the mix. But I do NOT consider Taylor Swift to be anything in the past or future. To me, she is equal to Menudo , the Backstreet Boys, or any other "boy band" created by a producer.
Idol worshipers...
Never did like overproduced artists....
Too bad she doesn't sing the math tables, or something worthwhile....
I agree. Compare the musical output of all of the decades before 1990 to the garbage since then.
As Taylor Swift replaces Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears, as the middle-aged girl famous for being famous.
Agreed. In my opinion, music started to die in the 80's, but had some decent moments. And it was fully dead by 2000. Do you challenge me? Great! Show your evidence and prove me wrong! I eagerly await your evidence that 2000s music is good.

EDIT: I don't mean to challenge your post, CJ, just anyone who might disagree.
 
Impact?

Of course, the man who garnered 81 million votes comes immediately to mind.
That was my first thought too.
....but then I thought, they aren't referring to negative impact. Lol

I couldn't name a single Taylor Swift song.
You and me both.

I have heard some of her stuff, but couldn't tell ya exact names of any of 'em.


By all accounts, she is actually a pretty smart cookie. Good for her.
She very well may be, but I've heard that she is "woke" to the nth degree.


Agreed. In my opinion, music started to die in the 80's, but had some decent moments.
Imho, it and died and society in general took a turn for the worse when rock n roll quit being the prominent popular music.
 
I am obviously not the target audience anymore. I could give a rat's ass about Swift and her boyfriend from the Chiefs. A better choice would have been this chippie who told her old man he had to wait till later that nite to get laid.


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Some of her tunes are ok (imo) but I like the fact that the Fed talks about her $$$$$. And her political views. lol
 
So many haters on here. I don't know any of her songs and know very little about her other than she's hugely successful.
So, do you think, now, she's going to DO anything with those brains?
She's 33 with a net worth of 1.1 billion. She's also an entertainer. Thats what she does for a living. What exactly would you like her to do with her brains?
Please tell us what you accomplished by the age of 33 and what you are doing with all your brain power.
 
So many haters on here. I don't know any of her songs and know very little about her other than she's hugely successful.

She's 33 with a net worth of 1.1 billion. She's also an entertainer. Thats what she does for a living. What exactly would you like her to do with her brains?
Please tell us what you accomplished by the age of 33 and what you are doing with all your brain power.
Bill Gates was as rich at that age. Piggybacking on the work of others.

And look what Gates did with that loot.

Money en toto does not equal worth or value. All it equates to my jaded view, is there are bigger fools out there, with enough discretionary cash to be reckless with it.

I don't think of fading thirtysomething women singing the songs of adolescent girls, as smart. But that's just me. I don't think a lot of people shoved into public view are smart, no matter how much I'm told they are.

What is she doing with that money? Responsible investment? Warren Buffet started his firm with far less, even inflation adjusted. This one could try running a fiscally-conservative investment pool - or back one that is.

Or open a school for underserved young people who are not college material but who are very smart.

No, I was poor at age 33. Because I had a personality like battery acid (still do) and didn't have many Big Ideas. And if I had, I couldn't have sold them.

A guy I knew at age 18-20, he had the gift of gab, and by 33, he was a millionaire in real estate. Because he just oiled the friction of human interaction, and could get his prospects to sign the purchase orders....
 
I doubt it.

Everyone from Shirley Temple to Patty Duke, to Madonna and Traci Lords, all had to deal with the Casting Couch. Porn Starlet or child-sweetheart, every female in between, and some males, all got ridden hard and put up wet.

This one...maybe she's talented. But she didn't come out of nowhere. Someone promoted and pushed her up. Especially now, when she's one more 30ish-year-old...at the point where hott-grrl becomes MILF.
 
WTF????

'Are you all okay?': MAGA meltdown over Taylor Swift says a lot about GOP​

 
I doubt it.

Everyone from Shirley Temple to Patty Duke, to Madonna and Traci Lords, all had to deal with the Casting Couch. Porn Starlet or child-sweetheart, every female in between, and some males, all got ridden hard and put up wet.

This one...maybe she's talented. But she didn't come out of nowhere. Someone promoted and pushed her up. Especially now, when she's one more 30ish-year-old...at the point where hott-grrl becomes MILF.
A day later...someone moar astute than me, spotted Tay-Tay as a Pentagon asset and the center of another psy-op by government.

Seems Georg Soros bought her music library...and apparently she came with the deal. Soros has transferred her to the Pentagon, slightly used...and now, alluva sudden, this not-that-impressive aging singer is EVERYWHERE in the captured State-Propaganda mediuh.

 
A politician looking for a way—any vote to "buy" a vote—doesn't surprise me at all.

Yeah, they can have each other.

Any other time frame in American history wouldn't be so, but right here right now, they're a perfect match.
 

The Memo: The politicization of Taylor Swift​

A presidential race likely to be fought between two old men could be shaken up by the nation’s most famous 34-year-old woman.

Taylor Swift’s astronomical popularity and her willingness to speak up on political issues could make her a significant player in the 2024 race.

The New York Times reported Monday that President Biden’s reelection team is actively seeking Swift’s endorsement. The musician’s backing could go some way to boosting enthusiasm for the 81-year-old Biden, especially among young voters.

Meanwhile, conservative annoyance is rising, fueled by some combination of Swift’s perceived social liberalism, her past criticisms of former President Trump, her outspokenness about gender-related double standards and her cultural ubiquity.

This conservative ire now burns hot enough to fuel conspiracy theories that are far unmoored from reality.

Swift’s romance with Travis Kelce, tight end of the Kansas City Chiefs, has driven the right to new heights of apoplexy as the Super Bowl looms. Kelce’s Chiefs will be pitted against the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11.

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I can't believe democrats love her so much. Are they aware that she doesn't even have a penis? Where are their standards?
 
The Pentagon likes Taylor

Pentagon to MAGA world: You need to calm down over Taylor Swift​


National security officials are used to shaking off absurd conspiracy theories, but the latest rumor that’s gripped MAGA world just hits different.

The claims by Fox News and far-right influencers that pop star Taylor Swift is part of a Pentagon “psychological operation” to get President Joe Biden reelected, and somehow rig the Super Bowl to benefit Kansas City Chiefs tight end (and Swift’s boyfriend) Travis Kelce, has been met with forehead slaps in the national security world.

“The absurdity of it all boggles the mind,” said one senior administration official, granted anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly on the matter. “It feels like one of those ‘tell me you are a MAGA conspiracy theorist, without telling me you are a MAGA conspiracy theorist’ memes.”

Let’s go back to December: A wild theory gained traction on far-right corners of social media after Swift was named Time magazine’s person of year on Dec. 6. Last month, Fox News host Jesse Watters did a segment about the idea, playing a clip from a NATO conference that he said backed up the theory that Swift was part of a Pentagon “psy-op,” or psychological operation, for combating online information.

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