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  • Legendary MAGA Supporter, Jon Voight To Receive National Medal Of Arts, Critics Fume

    11/16/2019 7:45:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/16/2019 | Karen Townsend
    This year marks the first time that President Trump will honor members of the creative community with the National Medal of Arts recognition. Trump declined to do so in 2017 and 2018. Legendary movie star, Jon Voight, is slated to be honored this year. Cue The Resistance. There are two pieces online about this – one written by Sonny Bunch in the Washington Post presents a logical reaction to this story. Bunch says that it doesn’t matter if Voight is a MAGA fan and a huge Trump supporter. He certainly deserves the award after a lifetime career in the...
  • Bill Announcement: re the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act

    11/08/2019 7:55:49 PM PST · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | November 8, 2019 | Whitehouse
    On Friday, November 8, 2019, the President signed into law: H.R. 1396, the “Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act,” which provides for the award of Congressional gold medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden, the posthumous award of Congressional gold medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, and the award of a Congressional gold medal in recognition of all of the women who contributed to the success of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration during the Space Race.
  • Maryland man awarded $800K over fight with Six Flags guards

    10/30/2019 8:08:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 29, 2019 | Associated Press
    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland man who says security guards beat him at a Six Flags America park on Father's Day in 2018 was awarded $800,000 by a jury on Friday. Nicholaus Mims and his family were visiting a water park area at Six Flags America in Bowie when the father took off his shirt and noticed one of his children was missing, The Daily Record reported , citing the complaint filed last year in Prince George's County Circuit Court. He found his son, but security guards told him he needed to put on a shirt.
  • Greta Thunberg turns down environmental prize, says 'climate movement does not need any more awards'

    10/30/2019 8:26:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 10/30/2019 | Lucia l Suarez Sang
    Teen activist Greta Thunberg said Tuesday “the climate movement does not need any more awards” as she turned down an environmental prize granted to her by the Nordic Council. In an Instagram post explaining her decision, Thunberg said that while it was a great honor to receive the prize, what the climate movement needs “is for our politicians and the people in power to start to listen to the current, best available science.”
  • Trump to receive Bipartisan Justice Award during stop at SC black college (Benedict - today)

    10/25/2019 10:57:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The State ^ | 10/25/19 | MAAYAN SCHECHTER
    President Donald Trump will join South Carolina’s U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris when he receives the Bipartisan Justice Award on Friday ahead of his remarks at Benedict College, an historic black college in Columbia. A White House official said Friday that Trump will receive the Bipartisan Justice Award, “the highest honor given yearly to a public servant who demonstrated the ability to work across the aisle to achieve meaningful progress reforming” the federal criminal justice system. The award - presented to Trump by the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, the organization in charge of this week’s...
  • President Trump Awards International Religious Freedom Award to Muslim Imam

    07/22/2019 8:16:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/22/2019 | John Ellis
    Conservatives are told that President Donald Trump is a racist on a daily basis by the MSM. So, leftists can pardon our confusion when we read on the State Department's page that Trump's administration honored a Muslim Imam from Nigeria. It seems completely contradictory for an Islamophobic racist to honor a Muslim from an African nation. In fact, the list of this year's honorees for the International Religious Freedom is quite diverse: Muslims, people of color, and women. I encourage you to click on the link above and read about all the deserving honorees, but I want to focus...
  • Award Show Surprise! Boos Meet Robert De Niro’s Anti-Trump Screed

    05/23/2019 7:04:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2019 | Karen Townsend
    Welp. That never happens. Not in the realm of run-of-the-mill awards shows, anyway. The American Icon Awards were presented Sunday. This is a new award that honors “Excellence in Leadership in Business, Entertainment, Sports and Education” – by a “Los Angeles based philanthropic organization established in 2014”, according to its website. So much for philanthropic gestures, though, from actor Robert De Niro. He had to promote another agenda.Trust me when I tell you that railing against President Trump in the crudest of terms is nothing new for Robert De Niro. I have written about awards shows for several years...
  • Jackpot Junk Science-Scientists Say a Weed Killer is Safe, but a [Obama] Judge Excludes Evidence.

    04/01/2019 11:13:49 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 66 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | March 31, 2019 | The Editorial Board
    The vagaries of American tort law were on display in San Francisco last week as six jurors decided that Bayer AG is liable for $80.3 million in damages for allegedly causing a Sonoma man’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The scientific consensus is that Bayer’s Roundup herbicide is safe, but the company is now open for looting as it faces lawsuits from some 11,200 similar plaintiffs. Yet there’s overwhelming evidence that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is unlikely to have caused Mr. Hardeman’s illness. His lawyers emphasized 2015 findings from the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, which concluded...
  • 'A humiliation': Outcry after Mexico president gives highest honour to Jared Kushner

    11/28/2018 5:05:05 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | November 28, 2018 | David Agren
    Enrique Peńa Nieto to hand Trump son-in-law the Order of the Aztec Eagle for trade work Outgoing Mexican president Enrique Peńa Nieto has stunned the country by bestowing the nation’s highest honour for foreigners on Jared Kushner, senior White House advisor and son-in-law of Donald Trump. Peńa Nieto praised Kushner as “a grand ally of Mexico” who helped achieve a renegotiation of the NAFTA between the US, Canada and Mexico. The revised agreement – now known as Usmca – is expected to be signed in Buenos Aires during the G20 summit. Peńa Nieto will decorate Kushner with the Order of...
  • Kavanaugh accuser Ford nominated for UNC award for her ‘courage’ and ‘inspiration’

    10/08/2018 4:42:01 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 77 replies
    Raleigh News and Observer (newspaper) ^ | 10/8/18 | Charles Duncan
    A group of faculty, students and alums at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill are nominating Christine Blasey Ford for a Distinguished Alumna Award after she testified before a Senate panel about her sexual assault allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
  • Obama's speech at UI almost seven months in the making, (BARF ALERT!)

    08/31/2018 6:44:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    News Gazette ^ | 8/31/2018 | Julie Wurth
    Obama's speech at UI almost seven months in the making Fri, 08/31/2018 Julie Wurth PDF: Obama Douglas Award nomination Obama to speak Sept. 7 at UI URBANA — The invitation went out on Feb. 12 — Lincoln's birthday. The letter from University of Illinois President Tim Killeen to former President Barack Obama invited him to accept the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government, handed out by the UI's Institute of Government & Public Affairs. It wasn't the university's first run at Obama. In 2017, the campus had spent months trying to persuade the former president to deliver the...
  • Harvard gives Hillary Clinton award for 'transforming society' -- even when you lose you get a trop

    05/29/2018 9:07:21 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29,2018 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    Clinton on Friday for her “transformative impact on society.” That’s not a misprint. The prestigious Ivy League university is giving the woman who ran for president and lost, twice, an award for transforming society. Harvard said it picked Clinton because of her advocacy for human rights, her work as a legislator, and her leadership around the world on behalf of America. If “transformative impact” and Hillary Clinton in the same sentence has you shaking your head, you’re not alone. She not only lost the presidency twice, she has wasted the last year and a half going on tour around the...
  • Billboard Music Awards Hit Record Low Ratings In Key Demo

    05/21/2018 12:17:17 PM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/21/2018 | Katie Jerkovich
    The 2018 Billboard Music Awards hit a new low Sunday night in the coveted demographic of ages 18-49, dropping 10 percent from last year’s low in overnight numbers. According to Variety, the three-hour music award show broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas scored an average of 2.1/8 share in the key demographic with 7 million viewers. In comparison, the 2017 awards show, which aired on ABC, averaged a 2.3 in the 18-49 age group with 7.7 million people tuned in. Jennifer Lopez performs onstage during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on...
  • LGBT group rescinds award for MSNBC’s Joy Reid

    04/25/2018 3:00:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    MSN ^ | 4-25-2018 | Joe Concha
    A leading LGBT advocacy group rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media Award to MSNBC host Joy Reid on Tuesday amid a controversy surrounding newly-unearthed homophobic comments made on a decade-old blog. Loading... Liz Owen, director of communications for PFLAG National, said the group had invited Reid to honor her at their 45th anniversary celebration knowing about some posts that she had already apologized for. But it said revelations of new posts had caused it to rescind the invitation. "We appreciated how she stepped up, took ownership, apologized for them, and did better-this is the behavior and approach we ask...
  • Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and decries ...

    04/21/2018 2:01:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2018
    Complete Headline: Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award and decries what he calls 'legal lynchings' Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers, received an award from Amnesty International on Saturday His former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid presented Kaepernick with the award during a ceremony in Amsterdam In his acceptance speech he talked about 'lawful lynching of black and brown people by the police' Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice. [Snip] In his acceptance speech, the award-winner described police killings...
  • Woman dies while trying to take a selfie

    11/25/2017 10:34:19 AM PST · by LouieFisk · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 24, 2017 | Tamar Lapin
    A woman known for documenting her travels on social media fell to her death while trying to snap a selfie, according to reports. Toni Kelly, 20, a New Zealander living in London, died Nov. 14, two days after plunging out of a second-story window and suffering a severe brain injury, the Evening Standard reported.
  • Hillary Clinton Gets an Award and Tears Are Shed

    11/13/2017 8:28:00 AM PST · by simpson96 · 43 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/2/2017 | Katie Rogers
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton received a Democratic Woman of the Year Award — who else would it be? — at the Women’s National Democratic Club on Thursday, and the first tears were shed about three minutes after she took the stage. In a room full of purple suffragist sashes and elected officials, Nuchhi Currier, the president of the organization, choked up when she said the outcome of the election — 358 days ago — was “very different from what had been anticipated.” As the first anniversary of President Trump’s election win approaches, frustration and sadness over the loss of the...
  • Illinois Tollway’s Lao receives national engineering award

    09/26/2017 1:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Equipment World's Better Roads ^ | August 30, 2017 | Chris Hill
    The Gintong Pamana Awards Foundation has presented Illinois Tollway Deputy Chief of Program Implementation Clarita Lao with its 2017 Panday Pira Award for Outstanding Achievements in Engineering. The award recognizes “Filipino Americans nationwide whose accomplishments inspire, motivate and sustain others in the Filipino community.” The group recognized Lao for her engineering career accomplishments spanning more than three decades, her leadership and management skills and dedication to engineering excellence. As deputy chief of program implementation, Lao is responsible for providing overall project management and support for multiple engineering projects from inception to completion, including projects that are part of the Tollway’s...
  • NBC's Brian Williams Wins Dan Rather Memorial Award for Stupidest Analysis

    09/25/2017 4:13:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 10 replies
    CNS News ^ | September 22, 2017
    NBC's Brian Williams won the Dan Rather Memorial Award for the Stupidest Analysis at the Media Research Center's 30th Anniversary Gala last night in Washington, D.C. The audience awarded Williams with the prize for comments he made on MSNBC on Nov. 26, 2016, the night that Cuba's Communist dictator, Fidel Castro, died. Speaking of that nation impoverished by socialism, Williams said that people there would rather have "donkey carts" than cars and trucks as a mode of transportation. [Snip] Rep. Mark Meadows (R.-N.C.) accepted the award, saying: "Brian Williams would have been here but he is flying in a...
  • Jacobs Engineering wins 10-year PA traffic management contract

    09/20/2017 11:09:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | June 27, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract to design an active traffic management (ATM) system for Interstate 76 through Philadelphia, according to Traffic Technology Today. Jacobs' services for the Schuylkill Expressway will include preliminary and system engineering, design, analysis of alternatives, right-of-way acquisition and construction consultancy.The final ATM system could include occasional use of the shoulder, connected vehicle technology, variable speed limit signage and traffic jam detection and alerts. PennDOT could also implement features like ramp metering, junction control, dynamic lane assignments, and multimodal strategies in tandem with shoulder use....