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NRE 2010 Awards – Thank You for Existing

by @ 5:00 on January 2, 2011. Filed under NRE 2010 Awards.

Welcome to Day 2 of the NRE 2010 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..

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey (from Phineas) – As a Californian, I can only look on with envy at a state that has fallen into as bad a situation as mine, but found a leader willing to do what it takes to clean up the mess, regardless of his personal popularity. He’s faced down his legislature, the entrenched, greedy bureaucrats of the teachers’ union, and done it while keeping the public on his side. His frank, no-nonsense style is a refreshing change from the pabulum we’re usually served by politicians. And, by showing how it can be done, he gives genuine hope for change, that our states can heal themselves of the fiscal mess they’re in. Now, if I could only clone him…

Anyone named Palin (from realdebate) – Face it; anytime anyone named Palin does anything the left has absolute fits. Whether it is a stupid dancing show, a TLC program showing the wonder of the Alaskan landscape, conjecture about 2012, or Sarah on Fox News it is fun to watch the left’s heads spin around.

Conservative talk radio (from Kevin Fischer) – Forgive my personal bias, but without this alternative (along with conservative blogs and web sites), we’d be stuck with ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, PBS, NPR, The New York Times, The LA Times, The Boston Globe, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and just about every other local daily paper in America, Time, Newsweek…….you get the point. Despite FOX and Rush and Hannity, etc., our side is still mightily outnumbered on the media ideology scorecard. But we have strong, powerful, and persuasive voices that can more than hold their own.

Scott Walker (from steveegg) – Before there was Christie, there was Walker. Even though the entrenched LeftStreamMedia, the entrenched Milwaukee County Board (which was never sufficiently cleaned up by the wave that sent Walker to the Executive chair to even allow Walker’s vetos to stand without some persuasion), and entrenched county public unions (enriched beyond even their wildest dreams just before said wave was generated by said enriching) were united against him, going so far as to substitute him for Bush in the local “I blame…” game, Walker submitted and then cut the passed county budget (with one full-veto exception) down to the same property tax levy as the previous year. While he still has the hostile presstitutes and unionites at his new job as Wisconsin governor, at least he won’t have a hostile legislative branch sabotaging him at every turn.

Mrs. Shoebox (from Shoebox) – how many people would uproot from the state they had lived in their whole life, leave all family behind, take on the challenges of a relocation during the worst housing market in memory, just to let their spouse chase a dream?  Was Don Quixote married?

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