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January 5, 2010

NRE 2009 Awards – Person of the Year

by @ 5:00. Filed under NRE 2009 Awards.

Welcome to the 5th and final day of the NRE 2009 Awards. Today, we name our people of the year. As a review, here is the rest of the schedule:

- Jackass of the Year, 1/1
- Thank You for Existing, 1/2
- Dumbest Thing Said, 1/3
- News Story of the Year, yesterday

And the nominees are…

The Tea Party Protester (from RealDebate) – For the first time in their lives many people are getting off the couch, making their own signs and letting their voices be heard. They’ve been called every name in the book by the hate left and still they come. The country figured out that “Hope and Change” was code for a massive expansion of government debt and an even bigger grab of personal rights from a far left wing that thinks it can provide a better life for the individual citizen than the individual citizen can for themselves.

The men and women in the Armed Services (from Big G)

The Tea Party Movement (from Shoebox) – while this has taken various forms throughout the year, the notion of conscientious objectors from the right has never been seen before.  Without the people in these efforts we would likely have seen health care reform skate through Congress.  Without these people we may well have seen cap and trade enacted.  While clearly the people with the biggest surprise impact in 2009, the true proof will be seeing their impact on the 2010 races.

Sarah Palin (from Phineas) – Don Surber makes a great case, so I’ll let him do the talking. An excerpt:

Ordinary people did read her book and they were impressed. The people who shop at Wal-Mart bought 1 million copies of her autobiography in just 2 weeks. Thousands of them stood in line by the thousands in the freezing nights of November and December just to get her autograph. She is of them — a hockey mom who is naive, unsophisticated and learning just how rotted from within America’s political system has become. She beat corruption in Wasilla. She beat corruption in Alaska. And well, she finished 2009 with a higher approval rating than The Won.

The Honduran people (by steveegg) – When former Honduran President Mel Zelaya tried to set the stage to be El Jefe for Life, the army, Congress, and Supreme Court teamed up to enforce the very-strict Constitutional prohibitions against multi-term Presidents. When the entire world tried to descend upon Honduras to restore their favorite Marxist, the people rose up and said, “Hell no.” When Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Europeans said that they wouldn’t recognize the pending Presidential elections, they went ahead with them and held a rather-clean election.

January 4, 2010

NRE 2009 Awards – News Story of the Year

by @ 5:00. Filed under NRE 2009 Awards.

Welcome to Day 4 of the NRE 2009 Awards. Today, we focus on the biggest news story of the past year. As a review/preview, here’s the rest of the schedule:

- Jackass of the Year, 1/1
- Thank You for Existing, 1/2
- Dumbest Thing Said, yesterday
- Person of the Year, tomorrow

And the nominees are…

Tea Party protesters rise up, Democrats double down (from steveegg) – It would be infinitely easier to focus on one half or the other, but it has been a year-long test of wills between those who generally like a small government and free enterprise and those who generally liked the Soviet Union. The first exchange came in February, when, even before Rick Santelli made his famous call for a little Tea Party on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago on July 4 on CNBC, grass-roots protests rose up against the prospect of Porkulus. It’s been an episode of escalation since, as every refusal to listen to the public by the Commun…er, Democrats has led not to the usual descent into disillusionment, but to ever-louder calls for small government and free enterprise.

Honorary mention goes to the demise of the daily home-delivered newspaper in Detroit, as Gannett Newspapers, owner of the Detroit Free Press and operator of the Detroit News, dropped the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday editions of their home-delivered products.

Climategate (from RealDebate) – Actual data that is hurtful to global warming claims are hidden, people with opposing views are shunned and ignored, those who are propagating this sham are making billions on it. The biggest crime of the news event of the year is that the US new media isn’t covering it yet.

The ACORN Stings (from Shoebox) – Simple and effective.  Has there ever been a story so completely ignored by the major media that had such a significant response by Congress?

George W. Bush is no longer the President (silent E) This is the story that the left so eagerly reported on, and leading up to, January 20th of 2009 but seemingly was forgotten shortly afterwards by news outlets and the Obama Administration.

Rep. Joe Wilson shouting “YOU LIE” to president Obama during a speach to a joint session of Congress (silent E) No truer words have ever been spoken in that room….. The look on Nancy’s face was priceless.

The administration’s attempt to turn the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) into a propaganda arm for Obama policies (from Phineas) – Big Hollywood covered this pretty thoroughly and FOX mentioned it in its list of news stories the MSM missed,  but that’s it. Yet the attempt of the Obama White House to turn the non-partisan NEA and the artists it supports into a megaphone for its policy preferences should worry anyone who thinks about it.

January 3, 2010

NRE 2009 Awards – Dumbest Thing Said

by @ 5:00. Filed under NRE 2009 Awards.

Welcome to Day 3 of the NRE 2009 Awards. Today, we focus on the dumbest thing unleashed into the public consciousness. As a review/preview, here’s the rest of the schedule:

- Jackass of the Year, 1/1
- Thank You for Existing, yesterday
- News Story of the Year, tomorrow
- Person of the Year, 1/5

And the nominees are…

“Uh, a good, solid B+,” President Barack Obama describing what grade he’d give himself (from steveegg) – Outside of laying groundwork for a rule-by-fiat system and handing out “cash from his stash” (which itself was in the running), Obama has done absolutely, positively nothing. It doesn’t matter whether one looks at Teh Won’s record from the right, the middle, or the left – there is no actual “there” there. As of the 12/22/2009 Rasmussen daily tracking poll, more people strongly disapproved of Obama’s job performance than even somewhat-approved of it. I’d give him a gentleman’s D.

“We ‘misread’ the depth of the economic troubles we inherited and we still expect more new jobs in the long term as the spending pace from the $787 billion stimulus plan quickens,” Vice President Joe Biden (from RealDebate) – Hey Joe, you might want to start thinking about taking responsibility for your role in our current mess. Remember this one Joe?

“If we don’t pass it, here’s the guarantee…….. the federal government will go bankrupt,” Barack Ussein Obama (from silent E) – Economic GENIUS!!!!

“…that I inherited from the previous administration” (from Shoebox) – Never has there been a president who has taken so little responsibility for so many problems.

The system worked……. (silent E… Can I add another??) Janet Napolitano….. Mentally unequipped to perform her duties.

“Barack Obama is the most powerful writer since Julius Caesar. That has to be good for American artists.” (from Phineas) – That amazing bit of fawning nonsense was spoken by Rocco Landesman, head of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Stalin would have blushed.

January 2, 2010

NRE 2009 Awards – Thank You for Existing

by @ 5:00. Filed under NRE 2009 Awards.

Welcome to Day 2 of the NRE 2009 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, 1/4
- Person of the Year, 1/5

And the nominees are..

Michelle Malkin (from steveegg) – For me, outside of picking Shoebox as he’s taken more of the posting duties, this wasn’t even close. Do you remember the Tea Parties? While Michelle wasn’t the person who started them, she was covering and promoting them before they were known as Tea Parties. Throw in an explosive book on the ObamiNation and a take-no-prisoners approach to both halves of the bipartisan Party-In-Government, and I honestly can’t think of anybody else more deserving.

Sarah Palin (from RealDebate) – Despite some of the nastiest attacks ever devised by the left wing hate media Palin has risen above it all. When others are preaching moderate behavior Sarah Palin is one of the few people willing to stand up for conservative ideals.

Glenn Beck (from Shoebox) – I don’t listen to Beck on a regular basis and I never catch his TV program.  However, would the tea party movement have kept it’s momentum through the year without Beck?  Would the stories, especially about the background of Obama’s czars have come to light without Beck?  Love or hate his style, Beck’s compass always points true north.

The United States Military (silent E) No explanation needed………

Victor Davis Hanson (from Phineas) – Who’d have ever thought a Professor of Classics and Ancient History would be someone the nation should be grateful for? And yet we should be. VDH is a conservative intellectual in the best sense of the words.  His books, essays, and blog posts regularly tie current events to analogous times long in the past, showing us what we can learn from our own history. He reminds us of the proud heritage of Western civilization from the farmer-soldiers of Greece to their modern-day descendants seeking to defend individual liberty and constitutional government from tyrants in Afghanistan and Iraq. In this modern-day clash of civilization, he shows us why ours is worth defending. He is a true national treasure.

January 1, 2010

NRE 2009 Awards – Jackass of the Year

by @ 5:00. Filed under NRE 2009 Awards.

We here at No Runny Eggs have decided to make famous (or infamous as the case may be) some of the people and events that shaped the past year. Today, we start with the nominees for Jackass of the Year. We’ll each choose the person who we think was the biggest jackass in 2009. Some of us may agree, some of us may not.

The rest of the NRE Awards schedule is:

  • Thank You for Existing, which will be announced at 5 am 1/2.
  • Dumbest Thing Said, which will be announced on 1/3.
  • News Story of the Year, which will be announced on 1/4.
  • Person of the Year, which will be announced on 1/5.

And the nominees are…

Senate Majority Leader “Dingy” Harry Reid (D-NV) (from steveegg) – I was going to go with Wisconsin Governor Jim “Craps” Doyle (WEAC/HoChunk-For Sale), but there is a reason why I decided to wait until the absolute end of 2009 before running the awards. When push came to shove in the Senate, he muscled a way to make PlaceboCare permanent by requiring a 2/3rds majority in either House to change anything the Death Panels rule upon with nothing more than a party-line bought-and-paid-for filibuster-proof 60, and then had the balls to call for civility.

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) (from Phineas) – Hometown pride had me strongly considering Senator Barbara “Don’t call me Ma’am” Boxer, but hers would be an award for a lifetime of jackassery. No, the biggest jackass of 2009 has to be Harry Reid.  Forget the stimulus bill that indebted us for nearly a trillion dollars, and ignore the other budget-busting measures; don’t bother counting the unimaginable cost of the forthcoming health-care reform fiasco; put it out of your mind that he once said visitors to the Capitol smell. (Okay, that was last December, but it still counts.) No, Dingy Harry deserves this award because this Democratic senator is ramming his health-care bill through in the most anti-democratic way imaginable: locking out the minority party and much of his own majority party, ignoring a raft of polls from across the political spectrum showing majorities of the public don’t want this bill, and then trying to shove it through so fast that no one, not senators nor the public, has a chance to even know what’s in the bill.  Is this any way to run a constitutional republic? For this and so much more, Harry Reid should be Jackass of the Year.

Rod Blagojevich (from RealDebate) – This poster child for Illinois politics still refuses to admit any wrongdoing even though he was caught on tape trying to sell a Senate seat.

Al Franken (from Shoebox) -  In less than six months Al has managed to alienate more Senate members and more residents of Minnesota than Harry Reid

The Leaders of the Republican Party (silent E) – Althought there seems to  be a slight turn around as of late, the party consistently ignored the conservative direction it’s members want the party to take. This was quite evident by the endorsement of the VERY liberal Dede Scozzafava in an election in the 23rd congressional district in New York.

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