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Ben Carson

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The Resume

    (September 18, 1951- )
    Born in Detroit, Michigan
    Neurosurgeon, turned author, turned political commentator
    Author of 'One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America's Future,' 'America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great' and 'Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential For Excellence'
    Gained notoriety after criticizing liberal government policies at the National Prayer Breakfast, standing just a few feet away from President Barack Obama (2013)

Why he might be annoying:

    Already a renown neurosurgeon, he became more famous for expressing his political views ad nauseam.
    He's a scientist who mocks the 'dangers' of climate change and rejects evolution.
    If he's accused of saying anything offensive, he places the blame on rampant political correctness.
    He either equates homosexuality with bestiality, or, plays the 'taken out of context' card.
    He withdrew as commencement speaker after Johns Hopkins students protested his anti-gay comments.
    He politicized the traditionally non-political National Prayer Breakfast.
    He proudly proclaimed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was 'the worst thing to happen in this nation since slavery.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    He went from growing up in poverty to attending Yale to becoming a world famous neurosurgeon.
    He became the youngest physician to head a major division at Johns Hopkins Hospital (33 years old).
    In 1987, he made headlines by becoming the first surgeon to separate conjoined twins.
    He was awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2008).
    His speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, and subsequent talk show appearances, made him an inspirational figure among conservatives.
    He was a left-wing Democrat and a right-wing Republican, but says he preferred to be politically independent.
    He was portrayed by Cuba Gooding, Jr. in the television movie, 'Gifted Hands.'

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 90 Votes: 42.22% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 1794 Votes: 46.82% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 696 Votes: 50.86% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 646 Votes: 65.33% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 2911 Votes: 54.79% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1158 Votes: 47.32% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1455 Votes: 48.59% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 734 Votes: 50.54% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1691 Votes: 46.78% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 2985 Votes: 39.60% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 168 Votes: 57.74% Annoying