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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-10-09 10:42 AM
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It's the Sixth Annual Rocknation/LBN "You Call This NEWS?" Awards!
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Edited on Sat Jan-10-09 11:27 AM by rocknation
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Thank, you, thank youLadies, gentlemen, and infiltrating freepers of DU, allow me to welcome to you the first official pre-inauguration party--and allow me to congratulate you on YOUR presidential election victory!

At last years awards, I mentioned that the Dem primary race had made DU a much less friendly place. In fact, I felt that it had gotten so unfriendly I considered taking a hiatus until the nominee was picked. Then the February DU pledge drive was announced, and I feared it would be a miserable failure. But I decided that the stakes were way too high to cut and run, and would fight to discuss the race and support my candidate without drowning in Hillbots versus Obamatrons invective. Well, now I say that Id gladly do it all over again--not because my candidate won, but because our civil war made both him and DU that much stronger. (Sure the Repubs had a much smoother primary, but look at what they ended up with!)

In a similar vein, remember the MoveOn General Betray-us ad? That also dusted up DU for a while, but it ended up emboldening "we the people" with our own media muscle. In an earlier time, Rev. Wright would have sunk the S.S. Obama easily because the corporate media was the only legitimate source of truth while the blogosphere was a netherworld of extremist radicals. But thanks to those radicals, the corporate media could not overlook Wrights photo-op with the Clintons or McCains ties to his own controversial clergyman. And in an earlier time, McCain probably would have surfed into the White House on the same wave of sychophantic press approval that Bush has. But with the blogosphere watching, the corporate media couldnt supply it and still come across as competent, never mind credible. It is for those reasons that I present this years awards with a special pleasuretheyre the result of eight years of our fighting to level the media playing field.

The awards are for DU Late Breaking News stories that fall short of the DU learning curvetheyve been either discussed and disposed of months earlier, are absurdly obvious, or (worst of all) both. Theyre meant to reflect not upon the DUer who posted it, but upon the media outlet that thought it was providing us withwell, late breaking news. But enough of this serious talklets get this party started. Thanks and props to my DU family for doing me so proud, and remember, though weve won a huge battle, we havent won the war. Oh, and about that February DU donation drive: not only was the goal reached, it got more than halfway there within the first thirty-six hours!


2003: Bush's Ancestor's Bank Seized (Grandad - Germany/Nazi)

2004: Cheney May Help Or Hinder Bush's Chances

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


False statements preceded war
Media Source:
Posted by: TorchesAndPitchforks
Best Post: "Where's Rocknation? doesn't (s)he have a list of You call this news?" UpInArms


Mob tied to big NYC construction jobs
Posted by: Lligrd
Media Source: Associated Press
Best Post (Other Than Mine): I've heard a rumor that they're involved in things down on the docks, too!" htuttle

FEMA misspent money from trailer sales
Posted by: Amerigo Vespucci
Media Source:
Best Post (Other Than Mine): They get mad at this, but they lose over $12 billion cash in Iraq and no one questions it?" Parche


Data suggest economy stagnating
Media Source: Reuters
Posted by: ShockediSay
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Deficits don't matter? Fiscal? Monetary? Mental? Or moral?" ShockediSay

Teenage 'virginity pledges' are ineffective
Posted by: Heidi
Media Source: MSNBC
Best Post (Other Than Mine): Anyone with a brain knows that "abstinence only" education doesn't work. Just ask the Palin family." Blue Gardener


While reservists serve, their jobs don't always wait
Posted by: Jhuth
Media Source: Christian Science Monitor
Best Post (Other Than Mine): Yeah, but those bosses all wear flag lapel pins and have BIG MAGNETS on their SUV's." TOJ


Banks Are Likely to Hold Tight to Bailout Money
Posted by: MannyGoldstein
Media Source: New York Times
Best Post (Other Than Mine): Thanks for giving me money for the rehab clinic. I blew it on coke- it wasn't going to work anyway." Poll_Blind


McCain calls Obama's stance on Iraq political
Posted by: Brooklynite
Media Source: Associated Press
Best Post (Other Than Mine): Can't wait for the debate, when McCain's nasty temperament will be on full display." Faygokid


Bush sees no recession coming
Posted by: Maddezmom
Media Source: Associated Press
Best Post (Other Than Mine): Another breathtaking prediction from Nostradumbass." Mythsaje

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

And now for DU's next mission: keeping the after-party going until Jan 20. Last one in the banquet hall has to clean the heel marks off the bar and untangle the underwear from the chandelier!


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  -It's the Sixth Annual Rocknation/LBN "You Call This NEWS?" Awards! rocknation  Jan-10-09 10:42 AM   #0 
  - Saturday afternoon kick  rocknation   Jan-10-09 01:16 PM   #1 
  - Saturday nighttme kick  rocknation   Jan-10-09 09:23 PM   #8 
     - Holy Sunday kick, Batman!  rocknation   Jan-11-09 01:00 PM   #12 
        - Sunday dinner kick  rocknation   Jan-11-09 04:04 PM   #13 
           - Sunday Night Shift kick  rocknation   Jan-11-09 08:19 PM   #14 
  - Woo hoo!  JeffR   Jan-10-09 01:22 PM   #2 
  - "False statements preceded war."  SpiralHawk   Jan-10-09 01:34 PM   #3 
  - Thank you for this. I have missed these before. Have you links to whole sets?  uppityperson   Jan-10-09 01:35 PM   #4 
  - Click on the Previous Winners section up top  rocknation   Jan-10-09 04:49 PM   #6 
     - Thank you. I clicked on the first 2, then asked. nt  uppityperson   Jan-10-09 06:08 PM   #7 
  - This is hilarious!  janx   Jan-10-09 01:37 PM   #5 
  - Great work! Congratulations to the DUers who posted, and ...  ColbertWatcher   Jan-10-09 09:31 PM   #9 
  - Thanks for the laughs  Tindalos   Jan-10-09 09:36 PM   #10 
  - Let me go and put on my pointy-toed Western boots...  kentuck   Jan-10-09 09:42 PM   #11 
  - Hilarious thread  malaise   Jan-11-09 08:24 PM   #15 
  - LOL  maddezmom   Jan-11-09 10:20 PM   #16 
  - I was just ready for my closeup!!!!!!!  Heidi   Jan-12-09 11:24 AM   #19 
  - Kick! Hilarious, rocknation!  Heidi   Jan-12-09 12:45 AM   #17 
  - and I don't have a prepared speech!  UpInArms   Jan-12-09 07:57 AM   #18 
  - Thanks for the kind words, recs, and memories kick  rocknation   Jan-12-09 01:42 PM   #20 

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