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Winfrey, Bradlee, Clinton to Receive Medal of Freedom
Wall Street Journal ^ | August 8, 2013 | Jared A. Favole

Posted on 08/08/2013 3:20:24 PM PDT by Zakeet

The White House announced that President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, to 16 recipients including television star and businesswoman Oprah Winfrey, legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee and former President Bill Clinton.

“The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours,” Mr. Obama said in a statement released by the White House. “This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world.”

Mr. Obama will award the medals later this year. In total, 16 people will receive the award, the White House said.

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To: Zakeet

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
THE SECOND COMING

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?


2 posted on 08/08/2013 3:27:27 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: Zakeet

Excuse me while I retch....


3 posted on 08/08/2013 3:27:53 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Zakeet

he should give one to me , as I have actually done more significant tangible things ( for our military ) than any of these people ,except Sally Ride 9deceased). It will never be acknowledged though . Which is fine . I will wait until the next President . God willing, NOT a Dem


4 posted on 08/08/2013 3:28:53 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: All

The Medal of Freedom is getting to be almost as prestigious as the Nobel Peace Price ...

5 posted on 08/08/2013 3:30:27 PM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats: Making everything free in this country except you)
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To: Zakeet

Other recipients include Al Sharpton, Nancy Pelosi, Trayvon Martin, Jesse Jackson, Jessie Jackson, Jr., Harry Reid, and Saul Alinsky


6 posted on 08/08/2013 3:31:23 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: Zakeet

This has about as much credibility as Obama winning the Nobel peace prize.


7 posted on 08/08/2013 3:33:33 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Zakeet; All
Maybe it's time for FR to start having it's own "Person of the Year" award, and also, FReeper medals of Freedom..

With all the free polling sites available..it wouldn't be hard...we'd have nominees, etc..

8 posted on 08/08/2013 3:34:08 PM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: Zakeet
..for their outstanding contributions to this nation..

Between Oprah and Hitlery they probably couldn't name one. Seriously, anybody? Name one "outstanding contribution to this nation" by either of these two subhuman pieces of pig vomit.

9 posted on 08/08/2013 3:37:19 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Why not add Susan Rice?


10 posted on 08/08/2013 3:37:42 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Zakeet

Yech!!


11 posted on 08/08/2013 3:39:43 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for the American politburo!!)
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To: Zakeet

He seem to think the reward is meant for those who benefit him personally


12 posted on 08/08/2013 3:40:24 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: Zakeet

Sally Ride I can see. Her work with young girls, getting them to consider an engineering career, is a great program. The rest of the bunch, not so much.


13 posted on 08/08/2013 3:42:47 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: NonValueAdded

Had Sally not been gay, I doubt she would have made Baraq’s list.


14 posted on 08/08/2013 3:44:06 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Zakeet

Just like the Nobel Peace Prize - it doesn’t mean squat.


16 posted on 08/08/2013 3:46:41 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

What did Monica-diddling President Clinton do to promote the freedom of America? Nothing. Instead he let the budding terrorist Osama bin Laden go free in 1995.

“In late 1995, when Bin Laden was still in Sudan, the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) learned that Sudanese officials were discussing with the Saudi government the possibility of expelling Bin Laden. CIA paramilitary officer Billy Waugh tracked down Bin Ladin in the Sudan and prepared an operation to apprehend him, but was denied authorization.”


17 posted on 08/08/2013 3:49:19 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: Zakeet
There was an article some Freeper posted last year ago talking about this very thing, how just about every award today has been commandeered by the left and is now used exclusively to further their agenda......which is exactly what is going on here.

I heard Carol Burnett was really ticked off about this because Tina Fey, Whoopi Goldberg, Ellen Degeneres, probably three of the worst comedians in the history of comedy, were all given the Mark Twain prize for humor well before she was (she is finally getting it this year). She wasn't ticked off because she thinks she's better than them (even though she is) but because of how the left is using these awards to further their BS politics. Tina Fey was given hers immediately after her pathetic Sarah Palin imitation in a pathetic attempt to patronize the masses "Oh look how funny this is! Isn't Sarah Palin an idiot!" So to me, these awards are meaningless to me. F them all to hell, every last one of them.

18 posted on 08/08/2013 3:49:30 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Zakeet

A Medal of Freedom, for the guy who said we have too much freedom. Next they’ll be handing out the Nobel Peace Prize to arms dealers.


19 posted on 08/08/2013 3:53:05 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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20 posted on 08/08/2013 3:55:58 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Selfengrandizing despicable bottom feeders. Bengahzi babe receives an award after she allowed 4 Americans to be murdered. Oprah gets it because she's up zero's a##, she's a woman and she's black and Bradley is a life long liar for hire with zero. Anyone surprised? Zero got the nobel prize for doing absolutely nothing
21 posted on 08/08/2013 3:57:31 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: nascarnation

I may have to reconsider ... does she “wear it on her sleeve” or is it an aspect of her private life that became public and she doesn’t make that her primary identity?


22 posted on 08/08/2013 4:04:55 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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To: NonValueAdded

She’s deceased, BTW.


23 posted on 08/08/2013 4:07:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Move over. I just ate. I’m joining you. bbbbbbbbbbbbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllllluuuuuucccccccccccccchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.


24 posted on 08/08/2013 4:23:20 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." The LORD said it would be like this.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

The District of Corruption has now become the Mutual Admiration Society.


25 posted on 08/08/2013 4:33:38 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: onyx
Didn't 0bama give Susan Rice a medal at the White House prior to Hillary's Benghazi hearing? A stunt designed to reassure Rice the promotion he promised her in exchange for her lying about Benghazi would still be made? That his bribery was as good as gold as promised?

YES. Susan Rice Honored With ‘Great American’ Award Night Before Benghazi Hearing

I guess being a LIAR is being a 'Great American'.

26 posted on 08/08/2013 4:34:07 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: RetiredArmy

THE FOREIGNER got a metal shortly after HOOD WINKING the American people on his fraudulent eligibility. May as well give out more metals to people like MRS WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE and OPRY who vote for him because he’s black. Now your really talking PHONY.


27 posted on 08/08/2013 4:34:07 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: ken5050
Maybe it's time for FR to start having its own "Person of the Year" award, and also FReeper medals of freedom.

Great ideas!

The left has taken over everything. They will never recognize conservatives, ever.

There should be some kind of recognition, awards from our side.

28 posted on 08/08/2013 4:46:27 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Don't wait. Do it today.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Everybody Gets A Trophy!!!! I love this country!


29 posted on 08/08/2013 4:53:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Senator Foghorn says, You should never resist being raped, robbed, beat down or murdered.)
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30 posted on 08/08/2013 5:02:49 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I guess one of the ways to achieve this award is to seduce an intern into having fellatio with you in the oval office. What a special country we have become and what a special President we have to realize this is what constitutes a major national contribution.


31 posted on 08/08/2013 5:02:53 PM PDT by mort56
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To: WorkingClassFilth

just barf.


32 posted on 08/08/2013 5:11:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

I am probably going to get flamed for this, but Oprah has made outstanding contributions to this country. She has started several businesses, made lots of money and created thousands of good jobs for people. This IS what makes the country great. Her liberal views, not so much - but as with anything else in our (formerly) free land, if you can sell it, you can get rich.


33 posted on 08/08/2013 5:19:34 PM PDT by BruceS
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To: ken5050

“Maybe it’s time for FR to start having it’s own “Person of the Year” award, and also, FReeper medals of Freedom..”

Sorry, my FRiend, but I disagree. Judging from prior favorite FReeper threads, it’s more about favoritism and popularity (or?) than substance ... not unlike these progressive bogus ‘awards’.


34 posted on 08/08/2013 5:21:28 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Secret Agent Man

Barf? You mean the poem selection? I thought it quite appropriate.


35 posted on 08/08/2013 5:28:49 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: 4rcane

Of course. Evey thing Obama does is to make himself feel good.


36 posted on 08/08/2013 5:52:08 PM PDT by matt04
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To: CivilWarBrewing

Ah, thank you so much!
So, Susan Rice did get an award!!!!


37 posted on 08/08/2013 6:09:19 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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what a great Country this is...

accused rapist receives Medal of Freedom..but then the same accused rapist was POTUS for eight years..

YEP Great Country.


38 posted on 08/08/2013 6:26:45 PM PDT by haircutter
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Note to White House Photographer...

Get the big camera out...otherwise you won’t get ALL of Oprah...


39 posted on 08/08/2013 6:30:55 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Skimming through the list of all recipients I noticed how Republicans didn’t award on a strictly partisan basis. Democrats? It’s about their agenda and heroism for their causes.


40 posted on 08/08/2013 6:43:05 PM PDT by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: Zakeet

former President Bill Clinton.
********
Remember pardoning the FALN terrorists to get P.Rican votes for Hillary’s Senate run?

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at this Administration.


41 posted on 08/08/2013 7:35:19 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Gads, where ist thy vomitus bag?


42 posted on 08/08/2013 7:36:53 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Gads, where ist thy vomitus bag?


43 posted on 08/08/2013 7:37:01 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Gads, where ist thy vomitus bag?


44 posted on 08/08/2013 7:37:09 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28- 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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To: Zakeet
Oprah Winfrey, a shame to the state of Mississippi.
Her racism is showing!
Or is it that she just selling her words to the highest bidder, the black race baiters?
45 posted on 08/08/2013 7:41:19 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: BruceS

Yep, all that and she still plays the Victim.

Had she been White, she wouldn’t have been so successful, she would have been just another Sally Jesse Raphael wannabe...


46 posted on 08/08/2013 8:04:18 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (They can follow the Communist, I'll follow the Constitution...)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Satire right? Please for the love of GOD tell me this is a joke.


47 posted on 08/08/2013 8:41:33 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

This metal is rendered as meaningless as the Nobel prize.


48 posted on 08/08/2013 8:51:33 PM PDT by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: Tula Git

When will be give Reverend Jeremiah Wright one of these worthless medals. Or Larry Sinclair?


49 posted on 08/08/2013 9:10:00 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Have any other presidents been awarded the medal of freedom after they left office?


50 posted on 08/08/2013 9:14:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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