Welcome to Day 2 of the NRE 2011 Awards. Today, we honor the person/institution that made the past year at least somewhat tolerable. As a review/preview, here’s the rest of the schedule:
– Jackass of the Year, yesterday
– Dumbest Thing Said, tomorrow
– News Story of the Year, 1/6
– Person of the Year, 1/7
The Occupiers (from realdebate) – Never have so many whined so loudly about something so undefined. Anarchy fails again. Special kudos to the left wing media that ignored the abhorrent behavior of this human refuse while at the same time denigrating the TEA party.
Marco Rubio (from Phineas) – One of the few politicians to truly understand America and her potential. His speeches, values, and life story are inspiring, and he reminds us of the best of our immigrant tradition. I think there’s little doubt that he will be president, one day.
The SEALs who killed Osama bin Laden (from steveegg) – I still remember September 11, 2001 like it was yesterday. The SEALs who went after and ultimately killed the man responsible for ordering the attacks on that day shouldn’t have to pay for drinks the rest of their lives. They undertook a very difficult (for diplomatic reasons) mission, adapted when one of the helicopters failed, and achieved their objective with extreme prejudice.
Our brave, courageous military (from Kevin Fischer) – From the mouthes of babes, or in this case, 8-year-old Cody Jackson, comes wisdom and patriotism beyond his years.
Our men and women in uniform (from Shoebox) – From members of Seal Team 6 to the most recently enlisted individual, our country would not have the freedom it does without the sacrifices of these individuals and their families. The sad part is that after the sacrifice of nearly 4,500 US lives and countless more injuries, President Obama dishonored that sacrifice by allowing his own arrogance to give Iraq to Iran.
#Occupy (from Aaron) – The cluelessness of the left was exposed by #occupy. None of them knew what they were protesting. The just wanted to complain that their own lives suck because everyone else is rich.
Scott Walker (from BadgerBlogger) – Wisconsin should thank their lucky stars that a man of such uncommon common sense has taken the reigns of Wisconsin and brought fiscal sanity back to the Badger State. We were headed, full speed into the financial abyss that other states, like California and Illinois find themselves in, and Scott Walker has reversed direction, and I believe he will be a great governor for many years to come. Recall, indeed…