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Nominations for 2009 Prevaricator of the Year™

December 24th, 2009 2 comments

2009 Update: Time is drawing to a close for this year’s Prevaricator of the Year™. This has been a banner year for the prevarication industry. The stimulus funding, bailouts, omnibus spending bills, earmarks, cap and trade, healthcare, FCC regulations, Czars, etc., all have vaulted their proponents to the top of the prevarication charts. It may be recession in many other industries but business is booming here at the NIP.

Some of the leaders in the race for 2009 P.O.T.Y.: Barack Obama. One nomination read, “every time his lips move.” We thought that cute, but maybe be a tad excessive. Other favorites: Mary Landrieu, Ben Nelson, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Balloon Boy Richard Heene, a certain unnamed golfer, and a group nomination which shall not be named at this point.

Most folks have used our contact form to nominate their favorite liar. Some have left comments, and surprisingly quite a few tweeted their favorites. Many have asked if we use a straight vote from readers, or whether a panel makes the decision. One reader from Colorado asked if he could be on the panel. The answer is actually none of the above. We have developed a very advanced proprietary algorithm to make the final decision, but our readers’ nominations are assessed heavy weighting.

2010 is looming so get your nominations in. Email, leave comments here, tweet us, contact us, call us, just get your nominations in before it is too late.

Al Gore Nominated for 1999 Prevaricator of the Year™

December 4th, 2009 3 comments

Al Gore Invents the InternetTHE INTERNET: Al Gore took the initiative in creating the Internet, as he asserted in an interview with Wolf Blitzer in 1999. Well known for inventing global warming, few Internet users also know of Mr. Gore’s primary role in creating the Internet. How he had time for that and running our country is a mystery to us. They say if you want to get something done, give the job to a busy man. Attaboy Al!

Apparently the folks at ARPANET claim to have had something to do with the Internet back in 1969. They have taken issue with Gore’s claim and have nominated him for 1999 Prevaricator of the Year™. If you have anyone else you are considering you better get the names in soon, as it looks like Al may have 1999 put away in his “lockbox”. Read more…