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President Obama to award George H. W. Bush the Presidential Medal of Freedom
The New York Daily News ^ | November 17th 2010 | Kenneth R. Bazinet, White House Correspondent

Posted on 11/17/2010 8:55:11 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama dropped a bipartisan bombshell today, announcing he will award the Presidential Medal of Freedom next year to ex-President George H.W. Bush.

The magnanimous gesture of bestowing the nation’s highest civilian honor to the 41st U.S. President came a day after ex-President George W. Bush gave a respectful nod to Obama at the groundbreaking of his library in Dallas.

“The decisions of governing are on another President’s desk, and he deserves to make them without criticism from me,” Bush said at the site of his future library at Southern Methodist University.

NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell, St. Louis (baseball) Hall of Famer Stan Musial, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Wall Street wizard Warren Buffett top the list of scholars, athletes, artists, achievers and do-gooders who will be presented the award at a White House ceremony early next year.

“These outstanding honorees come from a broad range of backgrounds and they’ve excelled in a broad range of fields, but all of them have lived extraordinary lives that have inspired us, enriched our culture, and made our country and our world a better place. I look forward to awarding them this honor,” Obama said.

The rest of the list includes civil rights activist Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), environmentalist John H. Adams, poet Maya Angelou, Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein, optometrist murdered by the Taliban Dr. Tom Little, civil rights activist Sylvia Mendez, disabled rights advocate Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith and former AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney.


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bho44; bush; bush41; congress; military; obama; palin; teaparty
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Huh?
1 posted on 11/17/2010 8:55:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; PJ-Comix

DUmmie heads will EXPLODE!


2 posted on 11/17/2010 8:56:22 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Today, November 17, is my 10th FR birthday!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; PJ-Comix
Oops! I posted too quickly. It says "George H. W. Bush." So maybe DUmmie heads will only steam.
3 posted on 11/17/2010 8:58:17 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Today, November 17, is my 10th FR birthday!)
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To: DrDeb; ohioWfan; STARWISE; dmd25; NordP; Kaslin; pattyvita

Political move by the Marxist, but very nice for #41.


4 posted on 11/17/2010 8:58:59 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
OMG liberal heads will explode! Obama will not fool conservatives, and will lose his liberal base over his giving this award to a “war criminal”. Ha! If we have a decent candidate we win in 2012!
5 posted on 11/17/2010 8:59:28 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: Charles Henrickson

When I saw the headline on Google news, it DID say George W. Bush and then when I clicked thru to the source it was the headline you see here. That may pop some heads right there!!


6 posted on 11/17/2010 8:59:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
cellist Yo-Yo Ma

Yo-Yo Ma honored by O-Ba Ma?

7 posted on 11/17/2010 9:01:10 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Today, November 17, is my 10th FR birthday!)
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To: All

That thousand points of light thing, eh?
http://www.pointsoflight.org/tribute/index.html


8 posted on 11/17/2010 9:02:01 PM PST by Irenic
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To: onyx

“Political move by the Marxist, but very nice for #41.”

ANY “medal” awarded by obama is diminished by the stench that accompanies it.


9 posted on 11/17/2010 9:02:14 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And so Ubanga’s 2012 campaign begins in earnest...


10 posted on 11/17/2010 9:02:24 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I question the timing.
I’m sure Bush I would prefer a medal from a real President.


11 posted on 11/17/2010 9:02:27 PM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yo-Yo Ma’s recording of the Bach Suites for Unaccompanied Cello are on my Desert Island List of recordings.


12 posted on 11/17/2010 9:03:09 PM PST by Publius (Don't become a brick. Retain your stone-hood.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“The decisions of governing are on another President’s desk, and he deserves to make them without criticism from me,”

That's TexasGentSpeak for, "I don't want to be anywhere near all his messups!"

13 posted on 11/17/2010 9:03:30 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hall of Famer Stan Musial

Stan the Man honored by Barry the Fairy?

Seriesly, though, here in St. Louis, Stan Musial is revered, and rightly so. As great a man as he was a player.

14 posted on 11/17/2010 9:04:05 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Today, November 17, is my 10th FR birthday!)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Glad for Sr but I thought it was George W. too... Still I don’t think they’re to fond of 41 either.


15 posted on 11/17/2010 9:04:12 PM PST by MacMattico
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To: MacMattico

Google and Yahoo news actually had W as the recipient...not 41. Then the next hour, the headlines changed. Either way, Odumbo is starting his 2012 campaign by looking “bipartisan”.


16 posted on 11/17/2010 9:09:38 PM PST by max americana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Huh?”

I was thinking the same thing, while looking for some indication that this was satire.


17 posted on 11/17/2010 9:20:18 PM PST by HollyB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

beware the wolf in sheep’s clothing.

i would decline it. look at the list receiving the medal this year... it is an insult!!


18 posted on 11/17/2010 9:20:49 PM PST by zwerni (this isn't gonna be good for business)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

a co-founder of the NRDC is on the list too.

Natural Resources Defense Council
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/nrdc/index

President Obama Awards Medal of Freedom to NRDC Founding Director John Adams
http://www.nrdc.org/media/2010/101117a.asp

WASHINGTON (November 17th, 2010) — President Obama today announced that John Adams, the founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council, is to receive the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor. In announcing his selection of Adams, the President cited a tenure “unparalleled by the leader of any other environmental organization,


19 posted on 11/17/2010 9:21:28 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe Ozero is thinking ahead to make some friends in the ex-presidents club he is soon to join.


20 posted on 11/17/2010 9:25:07 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares ( Refusing to kneel before the "messiah".)
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To: TXnMA

Or then again....excuse the/my ‘new world order’, crap the Bush crime family has espoused. Still, people and FReepers fall, for the NWO Bush crap. Wake the heck up FReepers and America! My God. Bush and his open borders plan and his........”they are a religion of peace” speaking of the muslims!!! My God these muslims want us DEAD!!! And the Amercan born president,GW Bush allowed this to happen. Wake the eff up Youngn’s!!!!


21 posted on 11/17/2010 9:25:50 PM PST by bobby.223 (Wake)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All this bipartisanship is giving me the warm fuzzies
22 posted on 11/17/2010 9:28:48 PM PST by bereanway (I'd rather have 40 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huh?

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New World Order gandydancers working together.

The government party is circling the wagons.


23 posted on 11/17/2010 9:29:16 PM PST by Psalm 144
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Of course, he’s going with Plan B in kissing up to the GOP after such a disaster of the elections. For anyone with half a brain it won’t play but from what we’ve seen lately there aren’t many functioning brains out there.


24 posted on 11/17/2010 9:29:18 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One Progressive patting another Progressive on the back. Touching.

1000 Points of Light meets Hopey Changey.


25 posted on 11/17/2010 9:31:54 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TXnMA
“The decisions of governing are on another President’s desk, and he deserves to make them without criticism from me,”

I rather thought it meant that since he said without criticism that he meant he'd just keep his criticisms to himself....needless to say if W had any compliments it wouldn't be necessary to keep quiet. So actually it was a subtle way of criticizing.

26 posted on 11/17/2010 9:34:29 PM PST by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: bobby.223
Did I say something to start all that? Or, is that just your "Canned SPAM Rant"?
27 posted on 11/17/2010 9:38:16 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No Order of Lenin?


28 posted on 11/17/2010 9:39:27 PM PST by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It figures that Obama would award John Sweeney and John Lewis. It’s good to see Stan the Man get awarded. He’s 90 years old and I’ve heard his health has declined over the last year or two.


29 posted on 11/17/2010 9:41:01 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: Carl LaFong

I question the timing.
I’m sure Bush I would prefer a medal from a real President.


I’d pull a Cheney and tell 0bama to go screw himself.

FUBO!!!


30 posted on 11/17/2010 9:41:15 PM PST by unkus
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To: Charles Henrickson

Remember that great pix of Ted and Stan posing at/from the ‘56 or ‘57 Allstar game? Oh boy these kids today have no idea. Mickey...Duke....Ted....Stan...Ernie...Yogi...Mays, Robinson,(yeah Frank....not the over rated Jackie Robinson), Bobby Richardson, Clete boyer....Pee wee.... etc!!!


31 posted on 11/17/2010 9:42:02 PM PST by bobby.223 (Wake)
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To: Charles Henrickson

You beat me to it. I can just hear the conspiracy theories now.


32 posted on 11/17/2010 9:44:55 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

One Progressive patting another Progressive on the back.
__________________________________________________

Uhhh yeppers :)


33 posted on 11/17/2010 9:47:42 PM PST by Irenic
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To: zwerni
i would decline it. look at the list receiving the medal this year... it is an insult!!

Exactly!

34 posted on 11/17/2010 9:52:04 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: TXnMA

settle down young’n...


35 posted on 11/17/2010 10:12:03 PM PST by bobby.223 (Wake)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maya Angelou?

John Sweeney?


36 posted on 11/17/2010 10:35:01 PM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here, Mr. Bush, take this shiny trinket that means absolutely nothing to me but might impress those on your side as a sort of capitulation that will engender a new level of trust that I will take advantage of to bury a knife in their backs.


37 posted on 11/17/2010 10:35:41 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kind of like a Cub Scout giving an Eagle Scout a Merit Badge.


38 posted on 11/17/2010 10:39:23 PM PST by Happy Rain ("2 kindz o piple on erf-doz who say dais 2 kindz o piple n doz who dont.")
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To: TheThinker

How bout make zero hand it to him 10,000 feet up, sky-diving?

Pardon me, I need to go hurl here in Texas. brb


39 posted on 11/17/2010 10:41:15 PM PST by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: Happy Rain

Kind of like a slug under a rock next to a Cub Scout giving an Eagle Scout a merit badge.


40 posted on 11/17/2010 10:41:20 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: txhurl
How bout make zero hand it to him 10,000 feet up, sky-diving?

We could let Cheney pack his chute.

41 posted on 11/17/2010 10:50:48 PM PST by TheThinker (Communists: taking over the world one kooky doomsday scenario at a time.)
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To: TheThinker

Mwuuhaahaahaa

Hell, we could let Pelosi pack his chute.


42 posted on 11/17/2010 10:52:34 PM PST by txhurl (If we can shake Congress like a can of pennies, we can uproot voter fraud like a D-9.)
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To: bobby.223
"settle down young’n..."

Next time I see 70, I'll consider it... '-)

43 posted on 11/17/2010 11:11:17 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Carl LaFong

If I were Bush 41, I’d tell Obama to mail it.


44 posted on 11/17/2010 11:13:09 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

If I were Bush I’d keep this little obamino jester on the backburner and string him along until the perfect time to accept on my terms..when, where, and certainly at the hour of my choosing where it would damage Obamino the worst.


45 posted on 11/17/2010 11:39:15 PM PST by caww
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To: TXnMA

Okay sonny...whatever you say and that is on the square. Jeeze you kids are really something. Do you know what ‘On the square’ means Junior? No? Well, look it up young man. Good grief you kids are really something!


46 posted on 11/18/2010 12:21:10 AM PST by bobby.223 (Wake)
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To: Psalm 144; bobby.223

FWIW, I heard 41 speak about the New World Order. He said that he was speaking of the fall of the Berlin wall, and the subsequent loss of the Soviet Union with it’s satellite countries becoming independent countries. Now, THAT was hope and change! lol

However, he could have been walking back his New World Order statement...


47 posted on 11/18/2010 12:47:52 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are both Globalists, so why not?


48 posted on 11/18/2010 12:49:54 AM PST by J Edgar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ever see any of the old movies with the dictor always in a uniform covered with medals. These statists love them and I’m not saying it to demean - it just puzzles me.


49 posted on 11/18/2010 1:01:28 AM PST by bronxville
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To: bronxville

I meant to add it’s like they’ve never grown up.

dictor would be dictator.


50 posted on 11/18/2010 1:03:13 AM PST by bronxville
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