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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 07:45 PM
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It's the Fifth Annual Rocknation/LBN "You Call This NEWS?" Awards!
Edited on Sun Jan-06-08 08:30 PM by rocknation
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, friends, Romans, countrymen and Rethuglicans--we are all gathered here for the fifth anniversary edition of the DU Rocknation/LBN "You Call this NEWS?" AWARDS!
:applause:

These days, DU finds itself both united and divided by its search for that Democratic presidential candidate who can do the best job of defeating the Republicans and restoring our real system of government and way of life. As a result, DU hasn't been a fun place lately. But it's sure been fun watching the pollsters and pundits struggling to explain why their predictions for the Iowa primary were so far off target. And the most recent debates were fun, too--the four Dem candidates seemed dignified and civilized for the most part while the Repubs came across as rhetoric-infested shills at best and just plain nuts at worst.

What made them fun? The fact that we at DU know better. And why do we know better? Because we know better than to rely on the corporate media. After my first two years at DU, I had learned enough to start noticing that certain Late Breaking News posts-well, just weren't really late breaking news. Either their subject matter had been a subject of discussion at DU months earlier, their headlines were hilariously redundant, or (worst of all) both. I began to respond to such stories by posting, "You call this NEWS?" And the rest is history.

But that's enough of blowing my own horn--now it's time for me to blow you!

PREVIOUS WINNERS

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



HONORABLE MENTION

Comedian Al Franken To Run For Senate In Minnesota

Posted By: El Supremo
Media Source: RealCities.com

DeLay Absolves Himself In His Book
Posted By:
Judi Lynn
Media Source: New York Times


HONORABLE MENTION: THE "TO FIGURE THIS OUT, YOU HAD TO DO A FREAKING STUDY?" DIVISION

Abused Workers Fight Back By Slacking Off
Posted By: Devilgrrl
Media Source: Yahoo

Poll Shows Arabs Dislike Bush
Posted By: Eugene
Media Source: Reuters

DIS-HONORABLE MENTION x(

Lawyer Says Senate Should Not Probe Craig
Posted By: JackORoses
Media Source: MSNBC/Associated Press

Army Fixing Uniforms Prone To Rips (Crotch Durability Problems)
Posted By: RamboLiberal
Media Source: USA Today


THIRD RUNNER UP:

Larry Craig's Children Speak Out (Say He Was 'A Victim of Circumstance')

Posted by: Sabra
Media Source: ABC News
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Most people's kids would stand behind their dads--no pun intended." Olddad56


SECOND RUNNER UP:

Military Sees Drop In Black Recruits

Posted by: Wakeme2008
Media Source: Associated Press
Best post (Other Than Mine): "All together now, Bushies--'Who could have anticipated...'" krispos42


FIRST RUNNER UP:

Republicans Worry Firings Flap Is Distracting From Their Message, Hurting Bush

Posted by: Omaha Steve
Media Source: Associated Press
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "(T)he Obstruction of Justice scandal is distracting them from raping & pillaging?" NewJeffCT


:party: AND THE WINNER OF THE FIFTH ANNUAL ROCKNATION/LBN "YOU CALL THIS NEWS?" AWARD: :party:

IRAQIS BLAME U.S. INVASION FOR DISCORD
Posted by: Solar Power
Media Source: MSNBC/Washington Post
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Uh, hi, Mr. Obvious? Long-time listener, first-time caller." Roland99


Congratulations, well done, and once again, thanks to all the DUers who make these threads--and DU itself--possible. Now more than ever, the future of our country depends on our eternal vigilance. And before I unlock the banquet room doors, I'd like to remind everyone that neither Rocknation nor DU are sponsors of the after-party. Last year, I was billed for untangling underwear from the chandelier and for hauling a Harley-Davidson out of the swimming pool!

:headbang:
rocknation
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 08:38 PM
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1. thanks for putting this together...
k & r
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 08:39 PM
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2. A job well done!
:applause:

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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 09:08 PM
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3. By me or you?
Edited on Sun Jan-06-08 09:09 PM by rocknation
Or should that be obvious?

:evilgrin:
rocknation
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 09:15 PM
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4. Well, by me, of course!
I'm never one to pass up slapping myself on the back!


:rofl:

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NewJeffCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 09:30 PM
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5. thanks
i appreciate being party of the first runner-up.
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-06-08 10:23 PM
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6. Ah, jeez, I just realized I misspelled "white" in my award-winning post...
However, I would like to blame the vast right-wing conspiracy for the misspelling. They've been de-funding public education for years, so they can shoulder the blame.

I'd also like to thank Diebold for the ultra-fair and well-balanced touch-screen voting machines that were used to tabulate the votes. I've never seen a blonder voting booth with a lower center of gravity in my life!

I'd also like to thank my cat The Fluff, my former roommate L., authors Leo Frankowski, Harry Turtledove, and Clive Cussler, my pediatrician Dr. Yukoffsky (sp?), and the drive-thru girl at Burger King that always includes the zesty dipping sauce with my onion rings WITHOUT being asked.

A special thanks to Hanes for their, um, support.

And a super-special thanks to rocknation. You'll find your dog tied to a parking meter at the east corner of 2nd Avenue North and North Washington Avenue, outside of Sex World in Minneapolis. Unharmed and well-cared-for except for the patch of fur where my kid got friendly with a pair of scissors. If it's any consolation, my kid did the same thing to himself after doing it to your dog, and I had to buzz-cut his entire scalp to get it to match. Now I call him "Peach Fuzz".

:evilgrin:

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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 08:02 AM
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7. Monday AM Kick
And thanks for the recs!

:blush:
rocknation
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 11:09 AM
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8. Monday lunchtime kick
:headbang:
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 02:03 PM
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9. Afternoon kick
:headbang:
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 04:42 PM
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10. Kick!
:kick:

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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-07-08 07:58 PM
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11. Evening kick
:headbang:
rocknation
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