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Rocktivity: The Rock and Roll Attitude In Action
Posted by rocknation in General Discussion
Tue Jan 18th 2011, 12:27 AM

What a long strange trip it’s been since November 4. We lost control of the House. We watched Obama’s moral authority sunset when the Bush tax cuts didn’t. And the memory of Martin Luther King’s assassination has been even further tarnished by the assassinations of the people who were with Gabby Giffords. To make a long story short, I’ve been in a bit of a blue funk.

But two other things have happened since then, too. Keith Olbermann said in a special comment: “We are not bound to an individual. We are bound to principles.” And my landlord of seven years issued rental applications with a letter explaining that Homeland Security and the IRS needed info like my bank account balance and car make and model though he was not trying “to intrude on your privacy.” They were the breath of fresh air I needed: I stood up for my principles and wrote “N/A” (not applicable, not available, not answering) to the questions I believed either violated my civil rights or had no relevance to a tenant-landlord relationship. To make a long story short, I’m back--and in fighting trim!

This year’s awards had a record number of candidates. I suppose that shouldn’t surprise me--it’s the age of corporate personhood, and national media outlets are corporations, too. But you’d think that with the “underground” media on the Internet ready to call them out at a second’s notice, they’d at least TRY to be a little more honest. Nonetheless, the parade of stories too dumb, obvious, or (worst of all) both to be news continues…but fortunately, so does the parade of smart, take no B.S. DUers!

PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS

2003: Bush's Ancestor's Bank Seized (Grandad - Germany/Nazi)
2004: Cheney May Help or Hinder Bush's Chances

PREVIOUS AWARDS 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?"



EIGHTH ANNUAL ROCKTIVITY/DU LBN "YOU CALL THIS NEWS?" AWARDS WINNERS


SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Republicans turned off by size of Obama's package
Media Source: The Eastern Echo
Posted by: TacticalPeek
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "They are just saying that because they are hiding in their closets." -- Kablooie


HONORABLE MENTION

Berlusconi wants acquittal in corruption trial
Media Source: Washington Post/Associated Press
Posted by: Judi Lynn
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "I want my youth, health...ten years of winning lottery tickets...and a diamond tennis bracelet." -- Aquart


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

Support for More Offshore Oil Drilling Plummets
Media Source: CBS News
Posted by: RamboLiberal
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Think how much (more) it would plummet if the M$M gave it the intense coverage that they gave to Clinton's blow job." -- FiveGoodMen

Sarah Palin lags Obama in theoretical 2012 presidential election
Media Source: Washington Post/ABC News
Posted by: Onehandle
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "Palin's a lightweight on actual policy? I'd say she's a neutrino! No mass, no charge." -- AlbertCat


THIRD RUNNER UP

Obama Tax Deal Draws Praise From His Critics in Business Groups
Media Source: Bloomberg
Posted by: Godhumor
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "History is littered with Democrats (who) decided to become Republicans." -- Madrchsod


SECOND RUNNER UP

Military's health care costs booming
Media Source: USA Today
Posted by: RamboLiberal
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "So many of them are down on Obamacare and yet, they want socialized medicine for themselves." -- Cap


FIRST RUNNER UP

GOP says compromise not on the agenda if they retake the House
Media Source: The Hill
Posted by: Kpete
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "The future is orange and useless." -- Onehandle


AND THE WINNER OF THE EIGHTH ANNUAL ROCKTIVITY DU/LBN "YOU CALL THIS NEWS?" AWARDS:

Mike Brown, Former head of FEMA, says Bush administration downplayed severity of Hurricane Katrina
Media Source: NY Daily News
Posted by: RamboLiberal
Best Post (Other Than Mine): "He gets NO Brown-ie points for being semi-honest (five) years later." -- Dixiegrrrrl




But wait, there’s more. In case you haven’t noticed, someone here has won three awards -- I triple-checked my work to because I HAD to have mistyped or mis-pasted something. Since this person already has more awards than she can carry, it feels downright unfair to burden her with another. But of course, we can’t allow her extraordinary effort go unrecognized, either. So I hereby bestow upon RamboLiberal the “You Call This NEWS?” Extra Special Achievement “Holy Hat Trick, Batman!” award – I’m sending her the liquor and clean-up bills for our “after” party! Last one in the bar is a rotten egg!


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