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Bob Dylan, John Glenn, Madeleine Albright To Get Highest US Honor
hispanicbusiness.com ^ | April 26, 2012

Posted on 04/26/2012 4:36:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A diverse group of figures, including music legend Bob Dylan and astronaut John Glenn, will receive the nation's highest civilian honour from US President Barack Obama, the White House said Thursday.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded for contributions to US interests, world peace or cultural endeavours. The White House tapped 13 recipients from the world of diplomacy, arts sports and sciences.

Madeleine Albright, who served as the first female secretary of state under president Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2001, and Israeli President Shimon Peres are to be honoured for their contributions to foreign policy.

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1 posted on 04/26/2012 4:37:02 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I lost all respect for John Glen when he sold his vote not to remove the impeached rapist for a ride on The Space Shuttle.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 4:40:40 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A diverse group of figures lefties...
3 posted on 04/26/2012 4:40:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Dylan Glen and Albright?

An over hyped proto-hippie, an old liberal fool astronaut and a mud fence in skirts running after the King terrorist Arafat?

Sounds like a club Groucho would join.

4 posted on 04/26/2012 4:46:51 PM PDT by Happy Rain ("Not all Democrats are Bums but all Bums are Democrats".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Is somebody going to set these ignoramuses straight about Dylan? I don't have the energy.
5 posted on 04/26/2012 4:53:12 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Let's name a law after a kid who died because of CAFE standards!)
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To: Tweeker

ping


6 posted on 04/26/2012 5:07:50 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A diverse group of figures liberals...THESE are "American Heroes"? Puke!
7 posted on 04/26/2012 5:09:19 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (The epitome of stupidity is a member of a proven racist sect running against a black man.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The White House tapped 13 recipients from the world of diplomacy

Madeleine Albright Defends Mass-Murder of Iraqi Children (500,000 Children dead).

And someone like this gets an award for diplomacy?

8 posted on 04/26/2012 5:09:19 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dylan is, by far, the closest to conservative in that group.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 5:11:53 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: greyfoxx39
Dylan is a conservative. Check this out.

About your tag line, it's sad to see the party of Lincoln, Frederick Douglas, and MLK stooping to this low.

10 posted on 04/26/2012 5:17:57 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (With choices like Palin, Cain, and Bachmann, what could go wrong? Now we know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In March 1998, William Jefferson Clinton and the First Lady arrived in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. The hundreds of thousands of corpses had been somehow removed, and the president of the United States told the dignitaries greeting him at the airport:

"It may seem strange to you here, especially the many of you who lost members of your family, but all over the world there were people like me sitting in offices, day after day after day, who did not fully appreciate the depth and the speed with which you were being engulfed by this unimaginable terror."

On the contrary, word of the coming terror had reached the White House— and the State Department and the Defense Department and the UN— as early as 1989. But the warnings were ignored.

Clinton's culpability in this holocaust is not an impeachable offense, but it is the single most repellent charge against him and his administration.

In his extraordinarily detailed and probing book, We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rwanda (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1998), Philip Gourevitch says plainly that "throughout the entire period" of the genocide, the Clinton administration's approach was not a failure to intervene but "a success of a policy not to intervene." (Emphasis added.)

Carrying out the Clinton policy of letting the killing continue was Madeleine Albright, then our ambassador to the United Nations. Says Gourevitch:

"Her name is rarely associated with Rwanda, but ducking and pressuring others to duck— as the death toll leapt from thousands to tens of thousands— was the absolute low point in her career as a stateswoman."

A Holocaust We Could Have Stopped
Nat Hentoff
published: February 23, 1999

11 posted on 04/26/2012 5:21:11 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

I hate that bitch with every fiber of my being....for Rwanda, and for her glee at bombing the Serbs.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 5:25:32 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Diverse? They are all Dems.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 5:26:48 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The first two I can see getting an award, but Madeleine Albright? That woman caused more damage to this country than even Hitlery. She should be deported to her favorite brutal regime.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 5:32:35 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

15 posted on 04/26/2012 5:38:16 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sorry,can’t agree with any of them.Dylan was certainly a genius as a songwriter but his work didn’t rise to this level,IMO.Madeline Dimbulb,half Jewish,half moslem,half lesbian,half African...are you joking me? And John Glenn? I lost ALL respect for him when he agreed to keep Clinton’s a$$ in office by stonewalling the banking scandal investigation.And his reward was a trip into space.He sure sells his honor pretty cheap.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 5:47:04 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: dead

“Dylan is, by far, the closest to conservative in that group.”

And the only one who deserves the award!

(Well, maybe Glenn, but not on the same stage as Dylan!)


17 posted on 04/26/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The winners need to be reminded that ....the first one now will later be last

For the times they are a-changin'.

18 posted on 04/26/2012 6:13:52 PM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Albright should be parachuted right into the heart of downtown Belgrade.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 6:14:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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20 posted on 04/26/2012 6:31:12 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I lost respect for him lomg before impeachment . On a side note , I have a close friend that worked for NASA ( shuttle program ). She said all the astronaut’s hated the entire fiasco . Glenn had to be babysat the whole trip while he puked ahd $hit , non stop . She’s retired now , but says NASA people , both dem and rep can’t stand obama . Big surprise .


21 posted on 04/26/2012 6:32:31 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: katykelly

Considering how 0bama has gutted NASA and depressed the economy of the space coast, it is a wonder he even has a chance in Florida.


22 posted on 04/26/2012 6:38:34 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Happy Rain

The highest US honor ain’t so high any more.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 7:12:08 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: dead

Obama I believe has been stalking Dylan - trying to make it appear that Dylan is in step with Obama.
When Dylan performed at an event in the White House celebrating the Civil Rights movement he went through Secret Service security check - performed a mic check (not OWS crap) and then left the White House. Only to return again 2 hours later to once again undergo secret service security check. Any one who knows what a student of history Dylan is would wonder why he did not remain in the White House before and after his performance.(he left right after performing and did not stay for the finale or photo w Obama) I contend he was honored to be part of the event but did not want to be Obama’s pawn.

For Dylan’s sake - if this next event is at the White House please give him some private time in the Lincoln War/Bedroom and let’s look forward to the next album.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 7:12:18 PM PDT by Tweeker
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Actually , this was Houston NASA , I imagine the sentiments are the same in Florida .


25 posted on 04/26/2012 7:23:03 PM PDT by katykelly
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To: dead

“Dylan is, by far, the closest to conservative in that group.”

My first thought, also.


26 posted on 04/26/2012 7:29:35 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: Tweeker

I was remembering this too. i think almost everything obamma does has a juvenile element of a eff-u to it. He felt dissed by dylan the last time and now he(dylan) is effectively forced to accept and have his picture, hand-shaking blah blah again.

also, i love bob dylans music from the last 10-15 years and theme time radio was awesome!

also, jack white’s new album is good.


27 posted on 04/26/2012 7:48:22 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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