Mon Jan 9, 2012, 10:31 AM
rocktivity (38,943 posts)
It's the Ninth Annual Rocktivity DU/LBN "You Call This NEWS?" Awards!
Last edited Wed Jan 11, 2012, 11:08 AM - Edit history (3)
Thank you, and welcome to our first awards ceremony from our new DU3 digs!
The last time we held a ceremony against the backdrop of a presidential primary season, both parties had begun the hard slog toward ending up with best nominee. This time around, only the Republicans are in the limelight, and I, for one, am enjoying it immensely!
Just in time, President Obama heard our warnings that he was destabilizing his base. He's pushed back on the payroll tax, issued signing statements against NDAA, started talking tougher and made a recess appointment that gives American consumers a voice in his administration. All of which has the Republicans rocked back on their heels and swinging so wildly, they're starting to destabilize their OWN base.
Case in point: even the mainstream media is having trouble covering for the Republicans and transferring the blame to liberals. Words like "toilet fishing" and "midget mud wrestling" and "clown car" are popping up like weeds while the Republican debates have become a carousel of lie after hyprocrisy after gaffe after delusion after excuse after pure lunacy. Here's hoping the Republicans will "stay the course" as we gather once again to honor those DU posters and responders who have caught the media trying to sneak by stories that are too redundant, outdated, or just plain dumb to be considered news.
PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS
2003 - Bush's Ancestor's Bank Seized (Grandad - Germany/Nazi)
2004 - Cheney May Help or Hinder Bush's Chances
PREVIOUS AWARD CEREMONIES
2005 - U.S. Army Report: Military Lost Dominance In Iraq After Invasion
2006 - Iraq On Brink Of Becoming A Failed State
2007 - Iraqis Blame U.S. Invasion For Discord
2008 - Bush sees no recession coming
2009 - Bottled water sales dry up - Industry Asks 'Why?'
2010 - Former Head of FEMA says Bush Administration Downplayed Severity of Hurricane Katrina
SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Uranus takes a pounding more frequently than thought
Media Source: Dvice.com/Syfy
Posted by: N2doc
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Mind your own business." -- Rug
Newt Gingrich takes his fourth 'no-adultery' pledge
Media Source: Washington Post/ABC News
Posted by: Oberliner
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Newt's been breaking marriages pledges that he made before I was even born. And I was born in 1964!" -- JoePhilly
HONORABLE MENTION: THE "TO FIGURE THIS OUT, YOU HAD TO DO A FREAKING STUDY?" CATEGORY
New study: You can't live on minimum wage
Media Source: Detroit Free Press (PDF)
Posted by: Bozita
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Wait -- aren't Republicans and the media trying to convince people that it's hard to live on nearly 19 times ($250,000) minimum wage?" -- ProSense
THIRD RUNNER UP
George Bush angry at Obama's Ground Zero 'victory lap'
Media Source: Daily Mail/New York Daily News
Posted by: Botany
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "I believe Bush will end up being one of Bin Laden's 72 virgins." -- Uncle Joe
SECOND RUNNER UP
Savings Rate Is Dropping - Experts Are Puzzled
Media Source: New York Times
Posted by: ShockediSay
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "I don't get it...When I crack wind, I'm not 'puzzled' by the smell." -- SteveM
FIRST RUNNER UP
Colin Powell was 'manipulated' by Cheney into justifying Iraq war
Media Source: Raw Story
Posted by: Kpete
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Trying to unsell a soul is damned hard work." -- Aquart
Yes, it's our first tie, and -- oh, no she didn't! -- Dixiegrrrrl has won two in a row! I couldn't pick one post over the other because they both identify and deconstruct the evils of corporate personhood and income inequality so artfully (just with a different number of words). With all due respect to the Occupy movement, we DU-ers (as usual) have once again been WAY ahead of the curve. And with the Republicans determined to dig an even deeper hole than they did four years ago, there's reason to be a lot more optimistic (but NOT complacent) about this coming Election Day.
Well, thanks for coming, keep up the good work, and the Coalition for the Homeless has asked me to thank you for the unclaimed clothing you've been leaving behind after our post-awards parties. Until next our tenth anniversary edition next year!
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It's the Ninth Annual Rocktivity DU/LBN "You Call This NEWS?" Awards! (Original post)
|Surya Gayatri||Jan 2012||#3|
|Ruby the Liberal||Jan 2012||#11|
Response to Odin2005 (Reply #6)
Thu Jan 12, 2012, 10:17 AM
rocktivity (38,943 posts)
12. I normally don't provide a direct link to the original story
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But knowing full well that people would assume it was from The Onion, I made an exception!
Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #13)
Thu Jan 12, 2012, 04:57 PM
Mira (17,142 posts)
I like you too
I really really do