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  • Warrior Nurse awarded Bronze Star

    06/24/2014 8:52:57 AM PDT · by Warrior Nurse · 80 replies
    6/24/2014 | Self
    Warrior Nurse was awarded the Bronze Star
  • Golden Globes 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    01/13/2014 11:53:10 AM PST · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 12, 2014
    "12 Years a Slave" went into the 71st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night with seven nominations but was passed over again and again. That is, until the last award of the evening, and arguably the best of them all. The harrowing portrayal of slavery in America took home the prize for best drama of 2013. But the evening's biggest victor was David O. Russell's Abscam-inspired comedy, "American Hustle." It won three trophies during the three-hour ceremony that aired on NBC from the Beverly Hilton, including for best musical or comedy, best actress for Amy Adams and best supporting actress...
  • Sandra Bullock wins 4 People's Choice Awards; Ellen DeGeneres wins record 14th gong

    01/09/2014 4:53:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/9/14
    andra Bullock reigned supreme at the 40th annual People's Choice Awards, taking home four trophies as the evening's top winner. The actress was named favorite movie actress, comedic actress, dramatic actress and shared the favorite movie duo award with "Gravity" co-star George Clooney. Bullock's buddy comedy, "The Heat," co-starring Melissa McCarthy, was awarded favorite comedic movie. Fans deemed Ellen DeGeneres their favorite daytime TV host, making her the woman who has gained the most People's Choice Awards with a total of 14 trophies. "As a young girl growing up in New Orleans, if anyone would have told me I was...
  • After Action Report: Media Research Center 2013 Dishonor Awards Gala Dinner

    09/29/2013 12:12:40 PM PDT · by BufordP · 24 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | 29 Sep 2013 | Angelwood and BufordP
    Chris Plante Dan Joseph Bob Parks Cal Thomas Terry Jeffrey Brent Bozell Brent Baker Mia Love, Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah Howard Portnoy at our table This after-action report comes to you courtesy of Matthew Sheffield (an Editor at NewsBusters and President of Dialog New Media). At Matt's invitation, Angelwood and BufordP had the pleasure of attending the Media Research Center DisHonor Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, September 26. Thank you, Matt, for allowing us to join in the festivities: A fun-filled evening with other conservatives, great dinner and participation in voting for the DisHonor award winners from the...
  • Come On, How Hard Can It Possibly Be to Make a Good Awards Show?

    09/24/2013 6:33:19 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 23 replies
    Vulture.com ^ | 9-23-13 | Margaret Lyons
    Come On, How Hard Can It Possibly Be to Make a Good Awards Show? By Margaret Lyons Sing a song, dance a jig, tell a joke. Repeat. How hard can it possibly be to put together an awards show that is festive and not excruciating? Apparently harder than we think, given how the last few years have gone. While picking a good host is definitely part of engineering a good awards show, it's not the whole ball game — Neil Patrick Harris is a good host, certainly, but last night's Emmys left something to be desired. So here's a...
  • Officer who testified in Zimmerman trial wore questionable ribbons, including one from WWII

    07/03/2013 1:44:36 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 113 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | July 3, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    While watching the Martin-Zimmerman trial this week, combat veteran and Navy Cross recipient, Jeremiah Workman noticed a particularly disturbing decoration on Doris Singleton’s Sanford Police Department uniform when she took the stand. Singleton’s uniform had two ribbons — the World War II Army of Occupation Medal and the Defense Distinguished Service Medal – which Workman knew could not belong to someone who had only served in the Army for three years. “I worked at the Pentagon with Sgt. Maj. [Carlton] Kent and Gen. [James] Conway for two years and I was around every general in the Marine Corps. I know...
  • 84th Annual Academy Awards [LIVE THREAD]

    02/26/2012 5:23:26 PM PST · by Bender2 · 179 replies · 1+ views
    Best Picture: The Artist, The Descendants, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, The Help, Hugo, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, The Tree of Life, War Horse Actor in a Leading Role: Demián Bichir, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Gary Oldman, Brad Pitt Actress in a Leading Role: Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Rooney Mara, Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams You lost me there, Mr. Peabody. A Wayforward... machine?
  • Brady Campaign awards 'extra credit' to prove registration leads to confiscation

    02/20/2012 5:03:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2/20/12 | Kurt Hofmann
    Last Thursday, the Brady Campaign released its annual "scorecards," ranking each state on how draconian its gun laws are (with, naturally, the more tyrannical those laws are, the better). Their press release, starting with the very first word, praises California's ultra-restrictive gun laws: California continues to blaze legislative trails in adopting lifesaving gun laws, rising to a high of 81 points (out of a possible 100) on the 2011 Brady State Scorecard rankings, while too many states remain in the Zero-Sum Club with the weakest gun laws, the Brady Campaign announced today. In comments at John Richardson's No Lawyers -...
  • 2012 Golden Globe Awards Nominations

    12/15/2011 12:19:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Inside Pulse ^ | 12/15/2011 | Travis Leamons
    Today, actors Sofia Vergara, Woody Harrelson and Gerard Butler announced the nominations in 25 categories for movies and television for the 69th annual Golden Globes. The awards will be televised by NBC live on January 15 at a star-studded ceremony hosted again by comedian Ricky Gervais. The Weinstein Company’s The Artist leads all film nominees with six nominations, among them best comedy or musical, and acting honors for its French stars, Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo. Tied for second-place with five nominations The Help and The Descendants. Both films are up for best drama, while The Descendants‘ George Clooney was...
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards Nominees

    12/14/2011 5:43:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Rickey.org ^ | 12/14/2011
    The 2012 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards was announced this morning in Hollywood. The winners will be presented on January 29, 2012 on TNT/TBS. Here’s the list of this year’s nominees: 18th ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS® NOMINATIONS THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role DEMIÁN BICHIR / Carlos Galindo – “A BETTER LIFE” (Summit Entertainment) GEORGE CLOONEY / Matt King – “THE DESCENDANTS” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) LEONARDO DiCAPRIO / J. Edgar Hoover – “J. EDGAR” (Warner Bros. Pictures) JEAN DUJARDIN / George – “THE ARTIST” (The Weinstein Company) BRAD PITT / Billy Beane...
  • Schwartz Presents AF Cross, Silver Star

    11/02/2011 11:21:32 PM PDT · by Doogle · 1 replies
    military .com ^ | October 31, 2011 | Rachel Arroyo
    HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- Two Air Force Special Operations Command combat controllers were presented military decorations here Oct. 27 by the Air Force chief of staff for exhibiting extraordinary heroism in combat. Staff Sgt. Robert Gutierrez Jr. was presented the Air Force Cross and Tech. Sgt. Ismael Villegas was presented the Silver Star by Gen. Norton Schwartz in a joint ceremony. The Air Force Cross is the service's highest award and is second only to the Medal of Honor. The Silver Star is awarded for valor, to include risk of life during engagement with the enemy.
  • Hugo Chavez, journalism award-winner in Argentina

    03/29/2011 5:25:30 PM PDT · by Baynative · 2 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/29/11 | AP staff
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Hugo Chavez is getting a journalism award in Argentina. The Venezuelan leader regularly threatens opposition media, but the University of La Plata is giving him an award for what it describes as his work giving people without a voice access to the airwaves and newspapers.
  • Courage shines at BRAVO awards

    02/12/2011 2:50:41 AM PST · by South40 · 1 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/10/2011 | Samantha Gowen
    It was an award ceremony dedicated to honoring public servants and community heroes. The show was stolen, you could say, by a 90-pound dog named Courage.((snip)) These people and the dog are fine examples of California’s gold,” said Howser, with a nod to his longtime PBS program “California’s Gold.” And so it was the dog — the last honoree to take the stage — that got everyone’s undivided attention. In 10 months, Courage has become a poster pup for endurance and strength. Weighing 37 pounds and near death, the 3-year-old dog was surrendered by his owner, a Bellflower resident, on...
  • Jessica Watson is Young Australian of the Year

    01/25/2011 5:32:05 AM PST · by Oztrich Boy · 5 replies
    ABC Online ^ | January 25, 2011 20:32:00
    Queensland teenage sailor Jessica Watson has been named Young Australian of the Year for the bravery and tenacity she showed during her solo round-the-world trip. The then 16-year-old battled fierce storms and loneliness at sea to become the youngest person to sail non-stop and unassisted around the world in 210 days. She used her acceptance speech to urge her fellow young Australians to dream big. "You don't have to be anyone or anything to achieve something. You've just got to believe in it and work hard," she said. ~~~~ Watson's controversial journey at first attracted criticism and she faced calls...
  • Cardinal DiNardo Presents ‘People of Life’ Awards to Three Honorees

    08/12/2010 10:56:58 AM PDT · by topher
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | August 12, 2010
    Thursday August 12, 2010 Cardinal DiNardo Presents ‘People of Life’ Awards to Three Honorees WASHINGTON, D.C., August 12, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and as chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Pro-Life Activities, presented the People of Life award to three individuals for their lifetime commitment to the pro-life movement at a ceremony in Houston August 9. Those honored were Professor William E. May, Msgr. Philip J. Reilly and Patricia Bainbridge. Over 85 diocesan pro-life directors from across the country attended the private awards dinner during the Secretariat of Pro-Life...
  • Obama administration awards $159.1 million for training geriatric-care workers

    08/05/2010 1:54:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    wapo ^ | 8/5/10 | N.C. Aizenman
    The Obama administration awarded $159.1 million in grants Thursday to educational programs that train nurses and geriatric specialists as well as those that recruit and support students from minority groups that are underrepresented in those fields. The grants, which include new and continuing funding, build on multimillion dollar investments called for under the new health-care overhaul law in order to address a growing shortage of primary care workers. A 2008 report by the Council on Physician and Nurse Supply said schools would need to produce 30,000 nurses annually to offset the shortfall and the looming mass retirement of nurses, 45...
  • Honoring SSG Sal Giunta, the First Living Medal of Honor Recepient

    07/01/2010 3:24:19 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | Big Government | Jim Hanson
    SSG Sal Giunta, a paratrooper w/ the 173rd Airborne, will be awarded the first Medal of Honor given to a living recipient since the Vietnam War. He earned this by charging a group of Taliban who were trying to make off with a wounded comrade in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. His actions broke the Taliban’s attack and allowed him to regain control of SGT Josh Brennan. He also saved the lives of the many other members of his unit who had been caught in a fixed ambush by the Taliban. Giunta didn’t hesitate one second before advancing on his...
  • Vote for Andre Maisano, West Point cadet TODAY.

    05/17/2010 2:58:13 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 4 replies · 194+ views
    Vote for Andre Maisano, West Point cadet TODAY for the Lowes Senior Class Awards. Classroom Maisano is a decorated student for at the United States Military Academy. He holds a 4.00 GPA in systems engineering, ranking him 19th academically in the USMA Class of 2010. He is in the top 5% of his class overall. He has received the Superintendent’s Award for Excellence every semester. Also, he is a three time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection, Dean’s List honoree every semester, Golden Key Honor Society member, and a Society of American Military Engineers member. Character Serving as captain of...
  • New Rule Changes for 2010 Primetime Emmy® Awards (Theme Song Emmy's OUT)

    04/20/2010 4:49:05 AM PDT · by tlb · 1 replies · 165+ views
    Television Academy ^ | April 19, 2010 | Chris DiIorio
    Effective for the 2010-2011 awards year, the Main Title Theme category will be eliminated and replaced with a new category, “Music Composition for a Nonfiction Program.” Details about the placement of main title theme achievements are still being discussed by the Music PGEC. This change was made due to the decreasing number or traditional television main title theme music. Please note the following additional information regarding the music category: While the Board of Governors has formally approved the intent to make the change in 2010, it has given the music branch time to come back with its final decision. Pending...
  • Incoming Baylor University President (Kenneth Starr) to honor Intelligent Design professor

    04/02/2010 1:39:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies · 702+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 04/02/2010 | GROMER JEFFERS Jr. / The Dallas Morning News
    A change in leadership certainly makes a difference. Past recent administrations at Baylor University in Waco have maintained sensible policies protecting scientific integrity against those who would force their dogmatic religious beliefs on unsuspecting students paying top dollar for higher education. The previous administrations have resisted efforts by some professors in the so-called "Intelligent Design" movement who sought to distort the principles of modern science to include religious teachings tantamount to creationist fundamentalism. Dr. Bob Marks is one of these professors in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department who has caused friction with the administration for promoting his Intelligent Design...
  • The Great Zero: The President Wins All Awards

    03/15/2010 5:30:40 PM PDT · by Ablesinner · 17 replies · 721+ views
    U.S.E. ^ | March 15, 2010 | Mike Lodee
    What a Stage, what a show. The man is a complete mystery to all with a past well hidden. Here is his fantastic smile exposed for what it really is. Fake. (See Video on top of article) Here are all of his awards exposed for what they are - FAKE. Many here at Free Republic do not know that he has even won a Grammy. All in the article and enough for anyone to realize that the big Zero is a total fake. All staged and all lies all the time. How did America get in this position? The Media...
  • 2010 Annual Rant Awards

    02/25/2010 3:24:30 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 195+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | February 25, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The first RA goes to the 'premier conservative site on the net', Free Republic (www.freerepublic.com). This has long been my first stop to catch the latest conservative news and views.
  • 2010 ELLE Style Awards Red Carpet (Kylie Minogue, Victoria's Secret Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)

    02/24/2010 2:03:00 PM PST · by Mister Ghost · 6 replies · 563+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Feb 23rd, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Kylie Minogue attended the 2010 Elle Style Awards in a beautiful YSL frock and paired her look with Giuseppe Zanotti heels. The 2010 ELLE Style Awards was a star studded engagement involving celebs, actresses, actors, models, designers, stylists, the top luminaries of the fashion world and a multitude of A, B, and C-listers. Leona Lewis struck a pose in a black Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2009 dress.
  • Pro-Life Teen Barred from Receiving Honor by Ohio House Speaker

    02/09/2010 4:04:08 PM PST · by wagglebee · 55 replies · 2,493+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/9/10 | LifeSiteNews
    COLUMBUS, Ohio, February 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In what critics are calling an unprecedented act of bias, pro-abortion Ohio House Speaker Armond Budish (D-Beechwood) has denied Shelby County teen Elisabeth Trisler a routine legislative honor, evidently because he objects to Trisler's pro-life values. Budish is refusing to allow Trisler on the House floor to accept a legislative resolution, authored by Rep. John Adams (R-Sidney), which honors Trisler's accomplishment as the National Right to Life Oratory Contest winner.  Alongside local pro-life leaders, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio has criticized the move, indicating the refusal amounted to "teaching young...
  • LIve Thread - the remainder of the Grammy Awards

    01/31/2010 7:49:33 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 122 replies · 1,384+ views
    TV - Think it is ABC ^ | Today Jan 31, 2010 | self
    Is anybody watching the Grammy's? I don't usually but happened to tune in right when Celine and Carrie and Usher and Jennifer Hudson did a Michael Jackson number...but it was all about the trees and butterflies...however, the music was nice.
  • AUTOSHOW-UPDATE 1-Ford sweeps awards in Detroit

    01/11/2010 6:27:36 AM PST · by STONEWALLS · 46 replies · 1,886+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1-11-10 | B. Kelleher
    "DETROIT, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N), swept the 2010 North American Car and Truck Awards at the Detroit auto show on Monday, marking only the third time in the 17-year history of the award that a single automaker has claimed both titles. A panel of about 50 U.S. and Canadian automotive journalists named the Ford Fusion Hybrid the car of the year and the Ford Transit Connect the truck of the year.
  • Family elated by vet’s honors decades after war

    01/10/2010 7:07:02 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 415+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Stunned. That’s the word used by Larry Chavez to describe his feelings at a Saturday morning ceremony to honor his late father, a soldier who served in combat during World War II. It was a simple, short ceremony that was years in the making, remembering Pfc. Mack Chavez, who began his Army service in November 1942 and ended them in September 1945. On the stage of the Fitch Auditorium in Alvardo Hall were the late soldier’s son and Col. Michael Joiner, the chief of staff of the Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca. On the large...
  • THE 2009 CINO AWARDS – NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!! (Catholic Caucus)

    12/14/2009 9:26:45 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies · 469+ views
    Serviam ^ | 12/13/2009
    The 2009 CINO (Catholic In Name Only) Award Nominations are now open.  Due to the sheer volume of possibilities, the 2009 CINO awards will be limited to elected officials in the United States, given their unique ability to affect and influence our lives.  (I certainly encourage folks in others countries to start their own CINO awards.) The purpose of this exercise is NOT to place ourselves in judgment of others, but rather as observers of behavior within the context of Catholic teaching as set forth in the Catechism.  There is only one ultimate Judge and we are not Him.  Please...
  • Commandant of the Marine Corps awarded French Legion of Honour by French Army Chief of Staff

    12/05/2009 10:09:37 AM PST · by A.A. Cunningham · 17 replies · 2,127+ views
    United States Marine Corps ^ | 4 December 2009 | Sergeant Rocco DeFilippis
    Commandant of the Marine Corps awarded French Legion of Honour by French Army Chief of Staff 12/4/2009 By Sgt. Rocco DeFilippis, Marine Forces Europe PARIS — Gen. James T. Conway, the 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, was awarded France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour during a military awards ceremony at the historic Les Invalides here Dec. 1. The Legion of Honour, France’s highest decoration, is usually limited to French citizens, however French law allows non-citizens who have served France, or the ideas it upholds, to receive the award. The Chief of Staff of the French...
  • List of awards to President Obama

    A not so complete list of awards and items given and won by President Barack Obama.EX. Breaking: Archaeologists reveal the Rosetta Stone foretold Obama’s coming in the third millennium--Breaking: Obama gets Cy Young Award for throwing out the first pitch at the start of baseball season--Breaking: Obama Named CEO of Campbell Soups - Mmmm Mmmm Good
  • BARACK OBAMA'S OTHER AWARDS

    10/11/2009 10:28:00 PM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 10 replies · 785+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | October 11, 2009 | TheCapitalist
    If the world was stunned to learn that President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, it will be even more amazed by all the other awards that are still coming his way.
  • American Journal of Proctology About to Announce "Man of the Year" Award Recipient

    10/09/2009 10:40:50 AM PDT · by dagogo redux · 18 replies · 479+ views
    vanity | 10/9/09 | self
    Overheard just now in the doctors' lounge - a surprise announcement is imminent.
  • U.S. Department of Labor awards nearly $59 million to eliminate exploitive child labor..

    09/28/2009 10:55:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 596+ views
    breitbart ^ | 9/28/09 | PRNewswire
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced nearly $59 million in grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor in fiscal year 2009 to combat exploitive child labor in 19 countries. The grants will help rescue more than 85,000 children from exploitive labor, and offer them hope for the future through education and training. The grants will also help improve collection and analysis of child labor data and support for the development and implementation of national action plans to address the problem.
  • NASA accepting applications for aeronautics scholarship awards

    08/27/2009 5:48:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 449+ views
    8/27/2009 - WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Officials in NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate will begin accepting scholarship applications on Sept. 1 for the 2010 academic year. The application deadline is Jan. 11, 2010. "These scholarships are a fantastic way to support our brightest students and encourage them to finish their education, expose them to NASA's research programs and inspire them to pursue a career in aeronautics," said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator for the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington. NASA officials expect to award 20 undergraduate and five graduate scholarships to students in aeronautics or related fields. Undergraduate...
  • BET Awards to highlight Jackson's legacy (8pm EST)

    06/28/2009 11:20:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1,440+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/28/09 | Sandy Cohen
    BET Awards to highlight Jackson's legacyBy Sandy Cohen ASSOCIATED PRESS updated 12:33 p.m., June 28, 2009 LOS ANGELES -- After three days to process the shock and grief, attendees at the BET Awards -- a show thrown into "total overhaul" by the death of Michael Jackson -- were preparing for what was sure to be a spectacular celebration of the "King of Pop," put on by an dazzling collection of the artists he influenced most. Already an affair of major star wattage, Sunday night's show was thrown under a white-hot spotlight in the wake of Mr. Jackson's death, adding attendees...
  • The 2009 MTV Movie Awards Red Carpet (Beautiful Glamorous Women Alert)

    06/01/2009 11:02:35 AM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 34 replies · 2,484+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Jun 1st, 2009 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Hollywood’s finest starlets attended the 2009 MTV Movie Awards last night and the red carpet was all about youth, freshness and casual elegance! Be still, our hearts on fire. Megan Fox chose a black and gold Dolce & Gabbana strapless mini dress and Christian Louboutin sky high gladiator sandals. Audrina Patridge sparkled in a one-shoulder sequin mini dress.
  • Conservative Group Tertium Quids names Ken Cuccinelli the Senate "Legislator of the year"

    05/27/2009 1:05:28 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies · 242+ views
    GAINESVILLE, Virginia (May 20, 2009) – Tertium Quids has named Sen. Ken Cuccinelli as its inaugural “Legislator of the Year” in the Virginia Senate. “Virginia would not have passed a law to put the state budget online or a law to prevent Kelo-like eminent domain abuses without Senator Cuccinelli steadfastly pushing for them for several years in the Virginia Senate,” said John Taylor, president of Tertium Quids. Cuccinelli’s budget transparency bill to put more of the state’s budget, revenues, taxes, and expenditures on the Internet in a format easily understandable and accessible to the general public was signed into law...
  • Nominees Sought for Governor’s North Star Awards for International Excellence

    04/08/2009 9:19:52 PM PDT · by euram · 207+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 09-77 Nominees Sought for Governor’s North Star Awards for International Excellence April 7, 2009. Juneau, Alaska - Governor Sarah Palin announced today she will again honor businesses and organizations active in the international arena. The governor established the Governor’s North Star Awards for International Excellence in May 2008. “It’s time to again recognize the contributions of companies and organizations that make great connections around the world that benefit Alaskans here at home,” Governor Palin said. The awards will be presented in May 2009 to honor Alaska businesses, schools, and other organizations that improve life in Alaska...
  • Kids' Choice Awards Need Parental Guidance

    03/12/2009 10:49:04 AM PDT · by CMoran325 · 8 replies · 366+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | March 12, 2009 | Colette Moran
    Chris Brown (or his representatives) finally realized that the proper (or more business-savvy) move was to withdraw his name from the list of nominees for two Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. It spares a potentially very awkward moment on the broadcast since he was probably in contention, having won last year. Nickelodeon had refused to remove him, saying that kids chose him as a nominee months ago. They proclaimed that they didn't want to interfere with the process. Uh huh. Because you know, the choice of these awards is sacrosanct in our nation. Or not. Because it turns out that the...
  • the 2008 Weblog Awards - Best Political Coverage

    01/09/2009 8:59:10 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 3 replies · 325+ views
    weblogawards ^ | 1 January 2009 | n/a
    The Finalists are: India Uncut Savage Politics Truthdig Foreign Policy Watch Thurber's Thoughts No Quarter From the Left American Thinker Pajama Pundit The Hook FiveThirtyEight Townhall Daily Kos Politico Polls close Tuesday January 13, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is 5:00 p.m. (EST) and 2:00 p.m. (PST).
  • The Silver Star Families of America Commendation Award

    11/11/2008 3:34:25 PM PST · by Steve Newton · 672+ views
    Author ^ | 2008 | Steve Newton
    Following our mission, the Board of Directors has established the Silver Star Families of America Commendation Award. This award is to be given to an individual or organization that has had an exceptionally positive impact on our wounded and ill by:
  • Cheers and Jeers: Rant Bouquets-Summer '08

    07/29/2008 1:41:14 PM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies · 101+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | July 29, 2008 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    The Man-Crush Bouquet: If a political talker gushed over a Republican candidate like this, his credibility would evaporate and his career would be in jeopardy. Good thing MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews is swooning over a Democrat. His endless prattle over Barack Obama has quickly slid from the media’s usual leftwing bias down to downright cheerleading. It has actually become embarrassing.
  • Nomination Thread for Worst News Media Reporting; Awarded at 10th Annual WHCA Dinner Freep 4/26/08

    04/03/2008 6:59:26 AM PDT · by kristinn · 84 replies · 1,436+ views
    Thursday, April 3, 2008 | Kristinn
    To mark our tenth annual freep against media bias outside the White House Correspondents Association Dinner, the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com will hold an awards ceremony to announce the ten worst examples of media reporting over the past ten years.Nominations are being accepted on this thread from now until 9 a.m. EDT Monday, April 21. Voting will commence shortly after that and will close at 3 p.m. EDT Friday, April 25.Nominees should be backed with quotes and source links. Acceptable nominees are news media outlets, reporters, commentators, photographers, editors and executives. The time period runs from 1999 through 2008. The...
  • Youtube Video Awards Nominations ("Don't Tase Me Bro" Is One Of The Nominees)

    03/15/2008 2:14:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 22 replies · 492+ views
    http://www.youtube.com/ytawards07 You can vote on the best videos. The famous "Dont Tase Me Bro" video is listed under the category "Eyewitness", and the video is named "University of Florida student Tasered at Kerry forum" Select a Category... ...and watch the nominees. Then click on the box next to your favorite video OR hit "Vote For This Video." You may not change your vote on the same day, but you can vote again the next day for any video you like. Voting continues through March 19, 2008.
  • Three Little Pigs 'too offensive'

    01/23/2008 7:26:29 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 64 replies · 560+ views
    BBC ^ | 23 January 2008 | Sean Coughlan
    A story based on the Three Little Pigs has been turned down from a government agency's annual awards because the subject matter could offend Muslims. The digital book, re-telling the classic fairy tale, was rejected by judges who warned that "the use of pigs raises cultural issues". Becta, the government's educational technology agency, is a leading partner in the annual schools award. The judges also attacked Three Little Cowboy Builders for offending builders. The book's creative director, Anne Curtis, said that the idea that including pigs in a story could be interpreted as racism was "like a slap in the...
  • Bill Has A Dream - Clinton fall asleep during MLK sermon

    01/21/2008 7:33:06 PM PST · by GVnana · 54 replies · 555+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/21/2008 | GVnana
    BILL HAS A 'DREAM' EX PREZ NODS OFF DURING MLK AWARD PRESENTATION Post Staff Report I guess my comments were rejected because I criticized Republicans. I should have known. This is the NY Post after all... posted by JamekaClick here to commentBill Clinton Has a 'Dream'Former president Clinton nodded off during the MLK awards presentation. January 21, 2008 -- Bill Clinton showed yesterday why he made it into the book "The Art of Napping." During an appearance at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, the former president was caught nodding off. excerpt
  • Eyes on TxDOT: Activist Terri Hall has TxDOT’s dream of toll roads in her sights.

    01/09/2008 7:05:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 477+ views
    Fort Worth Weekly ^ | January 9, 2008 | Peter Gorman
    It’s looking like a tough year for toll roads in Texas, and no one could be happier about that than Terri Hall, the San Antonio woman whose group is leading the grassroots fight against the controversial pay-to-drive roads that Gov. Rick Perry and others want to see crisscrossing the state. In September, Hall and her group, Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom (TURF), filed suit in the state district court in Austin against the Texas Department of Transportation, alleging that TxDOT has broken the law by using public funds to lobby legislators for laws favoring toll roads. TURF and Hall...
  • Troops Meet With Defense Secretary in California

    01/08/2008 3:30:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 68+ views
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Jan. 8, 2008 – Sgt. Kevin Knight has been a Marine for four years. He has deployed three times to Iraq. The first was in 2004, when he was just out of his infantry training. He returned from his most recent deployment in November. With their commanders ushered from the room, Knight and about 50 other Marines fresh from deployment were able to sit across the table from Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates here yesterday to ask straight questions and get straight answers on whatever was on their minds. Gates met with troops on Navy and Marine...
  • Hundreds pack AZ Federation of Taxpayers’ 3rd Annual Legislative Awards Luncheon

    12/17/2007 10:06:47 AM PST · by az4vlad · 1 replies · 106+ views
    Sonoran Alliance ^ | December 15, 2007 | Pat
    The AZ Federation of Taxpayers/Americans for Prosperity put on the biggest AZ conservative event of the year, their third annual Legislative Awards Luncheon. In addition to crediting the guys who put it on, Chad Kirkpatrick and Tom Jenney (on the left), the governor should be credited for frightening so many people into coming this year.This year’s award for the biggest government spender and taxer was renamed from the Vladimir I. Lenin award to the Empty Wallet Award and went to Rep. Steve Farley, who received a 14% rating from AZ Taxpayers, the lowest of any legislator. Farley did not show...
  • 2008 MOTOR TREND CAR OF THE YEAR IS......

    11/19/2007 3:51:56 PM PST · by Hildy · 102 replies · 1,308+ views
    Motortrend Magazine ^ | November 19, 2007 | Hildy
    2008 CADILLAC CTS!!!!!!! GM is hanging its future on this car...and it's a good one. They finally got it right!