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Students, faculty to protest "Improving the Human Condition Award" that is still going to... George W. Bush

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Who better to receive an "Improving the Human Condition" award than the lying fool who couldn't wait to start a fraudulent war with Iraq that resulted in mass death, torture, and both physical and psychological maiming of thousands upon thousands of people, both Iraqis and Americans alike?

Some humanitarian.

If it weren't so horribly and offensively inappropriate and utterly disgraceful, it would be funny. Almost.

The University of Denver spokesperson defended the decision by saying that university is "a place where civil discourse should occur." What about uncivil actions? What about uncivil death and destruction? What about uncivil deception? What about uncivil swaggery lawbreaking?

Via Time:

(DENVER) — Students, faculty and alumni at the University of Denver plan to protest when the university’s international studies school presents an award to former president George W. Bush next week.

Bush will be recognized Monday evening at a fundraising dinner in Denver both for his service as president as well as efforts to fight HIV, cervical cancer and malaria in Africa. The Josef Korbel School’s decision has outraged many at the school who fault the 43rd president for starting the war in Iraq and allowing the use of torture on prisoners. [...]

He’s tarnishing Korbel’s name in an attempt to rebrand Bush as a positive character,” said Sara Fitouri, a Korbel and law student at the university who plans to attend the protest.

the ugly bush stain

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Please sign this petition to rescind George W. Bush's "Improving the Human Condition Award"

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are you kidding me

The Josef Korbel School Of International Studies at the University of Denver (here they are on Facebook) is giving an award to George W. Bush. But it's not just any award; no, no, this one is for "improving the human condition." No, I'm not kidding.

Apparently, indefinite detention, torture, starting a fraudulent war with a country that never attacked us that killed thousands, lying to us about the reasons for the invasion, and destroying our economy all contributed to our human condition.

Oh it contributed all right. It made it worse.

bush award human condition dinner

So who could be more deserving than W? What a human rights maven. GREAT choice, gang!

Seriously, this makes no sense whatsoever. None.

Here's one Facebook comment:

Sarah Strnad:

June 25 - Seriously, all my Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver friends, I expect you to [sign] this. And, to my alma mater, I just want you to know that if you go ahead with this ill conceived award that mocks my degree I will NEVER donate a cent to you.

So Change.org is doing this:

bush petition human condition award

Please sign the petition if you agree that W did more to destroy the human condition than any political figure in recent memory and doesn't deserve a dinner, an award, or any other honor that anyone could ever conjure up ever.

One acquaintance of mine had the perfect response to this misguided award: Because Bush isn't president any more, the human condition has been greatly improved. Now that makes sense.

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Video- MIchelle Obama Presents Best Film Award at the Oscars 2013

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This the best I could do since it seems A.M.P.A.S. has snagged any copies from YouTube and the White House hasn't put one out yet. Updated with a better one from Hollywood Reporter.

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Tucker Carlson to receive media "accuracy" award

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Tucker Carlson is going to win a prize! For media accuracy!  It's called the Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award, by Accuracy in Media, which is a conservative media watchdog group.

And by prize I mean free p.r. And by accuracy I mean lies.

Black is white. Up is down. Palin is articulate. Tea baggers are rational. And now this:

According to the AIM press release: "The Reed Irvine Accuracy in Media Award was established in 2005 to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the practice of journalism in the tradition of Reed Irvine by independently covering and reporting on news that was misreported or ignored by the mainstream press."

Oh now that is hilarious.

The award comes courtesy of the Conservative Political Action Conference. Can you say, "self serving"?

Great moments in Daily Caller accuracy: When the Caller trolled the blogosphere with the "story" about how pedestrian deaths "increased sharply" because of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign; it did not point out that the "increase" was a grand total of seven more deaths. The tortuously edited snippets of conversations from JournoList that it published were flagrantly misrepresented. Incredibly, it hasn't corrected this birther story based on an obvious hoax.

Tucker is a real prize himself.

H/t: Lehigh389

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Rachel Maddow Awarded the Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award

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Congratulations, Rachel!

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow was among the recipients of the Walter Cronkite Faith and Freedom Award from the Interfaith Alliance. Maddow was honored for her “passionate coverage of the intersection of religion and politics.” Maddow spoke of faith, politics, and challenging extremism at the event on Sunday.

She should be the recipient of every single award ever given for journalism, ever. She brings more to the Tee Vee Machine's vast wasteland of  "news" than nearly anyone else.

And yes, I am a shameless fangirl. And I don't care who knows it. So there.

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Rachel Maddow To Receive Cronkite Faith & Freedom Award

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Rachel Maddow can consider herself an esteemed member of the Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Larry King, and Bill and Judith Moyers crowd. Why? Because she will receive the Walter Cronkite Faith & Freedom award. It is an acknowledgment of her work covering religion and politics:

The award, which will be presented at a gala dinner in New York in October, "recognizes individuals who courageously promote democratic values, defend religious freedom and reinvigorate informed civic participation," according to the announcement. Cronkite served as Honorary Chairman of the Interfaith Alliance until his death last year.

She more than deserves this award along with every other possible journalism award that exists. Her investigative reporting, her clarity, her honesty, her thoroughness, her diligence, her moxy, and her humor make her among the best in any genre, any day, any how, any where.

H/t: Ellen

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Stupak award rescinded

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He got his 15 minutes, he lost his award:

The Susan B. Anthony List had chosen Stupak to receive the “Defender of Life” award at the “Campaign for Life Gala” Wednesday [...]

By accepting this deal from the most pro-abortion President in American history, Stupak has not only failed to stand strong for unborn children, but also for his constituents and pro-life voters across the country,” Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List, said in a statement shortly before the House was set to vote on the controversial bill.

Dannenfelser charged that the executive order was not enough.

Oh no! President Obama is the most pro-abortion president in all of all history ever? He wants everyone to get abortions? Wowzers! Gay abortions, French abortions, Marxist abortions, Commie abortions, Fascist abortions, Muslim abortions, take your choice.

Did I just say "choice"? My bad.

But now that I know that our president is a record-setting, abortion happy extremist, I simply must pick out a new outfit for what will inevitably become Abortion Day! Pro-abortionists unite!

Snark over.

Well, maybe not.

Maybe we should start referring to so-called "pro-lifers" as "pro-forced pregnancy-ers".

And while we're at it, let's remind these fanatics that they are the ones who are pushing the government to come between Americans and their doctors... as well as their privacy.

P.S. Stupak says he don't need no stinkin' award. That's short for, "Bite me, Susan B. Anthony List." For once, I agree with him.

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