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Presidential Medal of Freedom winners to include Albright, Dylan and Glenn
Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2012 | Susan Crabtree

Posted on 04/26/2012 3:16:43 PM PDT by jazusamo

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, musician Bob Dylan and astronaut John Glenn were among a select group of 13 Americans named by President Obama Thursday as the latest recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

The medals, which the president will present to recipients at a White House ceremony, recognize individuals who have made "especially meritorious contributions" to the security or national interests of the Unites States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant endeavors, according to the White House's Thursday announcement.

"These extraordinary honorees come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, but each of them has made a lasting contribution to the life of our nation," Mr. Obama said in a release. "They've challenged us, they've inspired us, and they've made the world a better place. I look forward to recognizing them with this award."

Other than Ms. Albright, Mr. Dylan and Mr. Glenn, Mr. Obama also named Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, former Israeli President Shimon Peres, Novelist Toni Morrison, former University of Tennessee Women's Basketball coach Pat Summit, worker's rights leader Dolores Huerta and civil rights leader John Doar.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: medaloffreedom; presidential

1 posted on 04/26/2012 3:16:55 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Dunno about whether Dylan or Glenn did much either way vis a vis freedom, but it’s an oxymoron about Albright.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 3:19:51 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: jazusamo
After all, Maddie has done such a magnificent job with North Korea. /s

I'd think past holders of the Medal would be irate at the depreciation of its value, much like the Nobel has become a caricature of itself.

3 posted on 04/26/2012 3:20:58 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: jazusamo

Now free inside every box of Cracker Jacks!


4 posted on 04/26/2012 3:22:06 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: jazusamo
Three slimy people . . . Why not include Jane (I could have been shot for treason) Fonda?
5 posted on 04/26/2012 3:23:05 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: jazusamo

Madeleine Albright...washerwoman.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 3:25:29 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: All

Not impressive, IMO. Then there’s Maddie, ugh!


7 posted on 04/26/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: NonValueAdded

The Medal of Freedom means about as much as the Nobel Peace Prize now.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 3:29:09 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: jazusamo
named by President Obama

Gee, what an honor.

Dylan for being spaced out, Glenn for being out in space, and Halfbright for not knowing the difference.

9 posted on 04/26/2012 3:30:31 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: laweeks

I think as anti-American as Zer0 is even he knows he’d better not name Hanoi Jane.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 3:31:11 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: NonValueAdded

11 posted on 04/26/2012 3:31:18 PM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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12 posted on 04/26/2012 3:32:40 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Surprised Bill Ayers isn’t getting one.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 3:33:22 PM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: jazusamo

I’m appalled! John Glenn sold us out to the ComChi for a ride on the shuttle! Remember when Fred Thompson was investigating a scandal Gore had gotten into over questionable campaign contributions? Glenn’s reward for obstructing the hearings was a flight on the space shuttle. He became the oldest astronaut, ever!


14 posted on 04/26/2012 3:39:01 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Pat4ever
Surprised Bill Ayers isn’t getting one.

Wait until after the election, when The Won will have more flexibility

15 posted on 04/26/2012 3:41:32 PM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: cpa4you
You're right, his shuttle stunt was ridiculous and one might say he sold out for it, I'm one.
16 posted on 04/26/2012 3:52:13 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Maddy Albright; the "Cleaning Lady"?

ROFL

But......she says she has "firm breasts"........ROFL

17 posted on 04/26/2012 3:57:50 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1
But......she says she has "firm breasts"........

ROTFLOL!

What a revolting thought, I'll take her word for it.

18 posted on 04/26/2012 4:02:15 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Doogle

I love that parody where Little Kim calls her “the mother of our bomb.” Love as in gallows humor; there really is nothing funny about it when you ponder the situation.


19 posted on 04/26/2012 4:11:32 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (SpaceX Dragon launch to ISS, Cape Canaveral AFS, May 7, 9:38 AM EDT)
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To: jazusamo
June 15, 2010, 4:38 pm by Kate Oczypok

"Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told an unusual story on Tuesday about her days as a top diplomat.

While unveiling her new pin jewelry exhibit, Albright talked about a trip to Korea a while back. A Korean foreign minister thought he wasn’t on the record and said he loved it when Albright would visit Seoul because of the nice relationship the two had.

He also mentioned that when he gave me a hug I had very firm breasts,” Albright said with a chuckle.

“Questions were asked about whether or not he should resign but I said I’ve got to have somewhere to put those pins!”

20 posted on 04/26/2012 4:19:03 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: EGPWS

Now that was funny!


21 posted on 04/26/2012 4:23:28 PM PDT by funfan
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To: jazusamo

22 posted on 04/26/2012 4:23:36 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1

LOL! Yer killing me. That Korean FM must have been fooled by the stays in her corset.


23 posted on 04/26/2012 4:29:42 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Glenn kept Clinton free.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 4:40:24 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: traditional1

Oh thanks a lot!!! One more dinner screwed up!. (Hey, is that her little red no hung dong made in Korea vibrator stickin’ up on the left side of the pic?........)!!


25 posted on 04/26/2012 4:46:24 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired high up in the mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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