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Obama: 16 medal recipients exemplify 'a life well lived'

There are 15 comments on the www.usatoday.com story from Aug 15, 2009, titled Obama: 16 medal recipients exemplify 'a life well lived'. In it, www.usatoday.com reports that:

Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 honorees

President Obama shares a laugh with Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Chita Rivera, who, as a Puerto Rican-American, broke barriers as an actress, singer and dancer to become a Broadway star in West Side Story .

MEDAL RECIPIENTS - Nancy Goodman Brinker, the founder of breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Pedro Jos Greer Jr., a Miami physician who works with the city's poor and homeless - Stephen Hawking, British physicist - Jack Kemp, politician and sports icon - Sen. Edward Kennedy - Billie Jean King, tennis pro - Joseph Lowery, civil rights movement champion - Joseph Medicine Crow, 95, last living Plains Indian war chief - Harvey Milk, gay rights activist - Sandra Day O'Connor, first woman on U.S. Supreme Court - Sidney Poitier, actor and ambassador - Chita Rivera, singer, dancer, actress - Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland - Janet Davison Rowley, the first scientist to identify the causes of leukemia and other cancers - Desmond Tutu, anti-apartheid activist - Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank to provide loans to the poor in his native Bangladesh

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sue

United States

#1 Aug 15, 2009
Not many white men on this list. Dont they do anything any more??
Lance Winslow

Alameda, CA

#2 Aug 15, 2009
sue wrote:
Not many white men on this list. Dont they do anything any more??
I was thinking the same thing: nice to see diversity corresponding to the make-up of this great nation.

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#3 Aug 15, 2009
But of course Obamaniac will not spend 20 minutes picking up the phone and asking Schlemosi and Greid to repeal DOMA & DADT, will he ?

Since: Aug 08

Rochdale, England

#4 Aug 15, 2009
Nice of your right wing fucktards to use Prof. Hawking in their pathetic little games - or are people that stupid that they cannot comprehend that one of the world's finest minds might not actually be American?

Hint people - it's only his computer that has an American accent!
CHECK SIX

North Port, FL

#5 Aug 15, 2009
Many would have selected a different kind of list. Many hold their people to be an example,influence,integrity,an d moral values to the American dream and to a higher standered!..Surpiesd the good Reverend Wright was not honored!..It sounds raciest to think like this,but thats the cover they use to do just that..practice RACISM.
It was VJ day,It was The Man on the moon,their are so many Americans who gave us freedom...in uniform, and in anonymous public service.No firemen,no Mailman,no Cops,no Ambulance drivers,no good Samaritans???NO! where were they??...but Indian chiefs,gays,the Kennedy's,the assorted liberials??...hell they are us,aren't they?..they really represent us??........Mabey you,but not the majority of Americans!! The view from Obamas distorted Liberial Harvard brain...the other half that is...LOL!!
"THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN"
Med

Woolrich, PA

#7 Aug 15, 2009
John Lilburne wrote:
Nice of your right wing fucktards to use Prof. Hawking in their pathetic little games - or are people that stupid that they cannot comprehend that one of the world's finest minds might not actually be American?
Hint people - it's only his computer that has an American accent!
I believe most people know that Prof. Hawking is British.
The presidential Medal of Freedom is not just awarded to Americans. Look at the list and you'll see names representing Ireland, South Africa, and Bangladesh also.

Since: Aug 08

Rochdale, England

#8 Aug 15, 2009
Med wrote:
<quoted text>
I believe most people know that Prof. Hawking is British.
The presidential Medal of Freedom is not just awarded to Americans. Look at the list and you'll see names representing Ireland, South Africa, and Bangladesh also.
Oh i can read right enough - a pity that your cretins in the right wing media can't be bothered to check before they make spurious & inflammatory claims about Prof.Hawking and the NHS.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Kansas City, KS

#9 Aug 15, 2009
John Lilburne wrote:
Nice of your right wing fucktards to use Prof. Hawking in their pathetic little games - or are people that stupid that they cannot comprehend that one of the world's finest minds might not actually be American?
Hint people - it's only his computer that has an American accent!
Ahoy! A little early to be drinking? Who didn't know hawking was a brit?
Med

Woolrich, PA

#10 Aug 15, 2009
John Lilburne wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh i can read right enough - a pity that your cretins in the right wing media can't be bothered to check before they make spurious & inflammatory claims about Prof.Hawking and the NHS.
Sorry, I seem to have misunderstood your post. Those "cretins in the right wing media" wouldn't have anything to complain about if they actually checked the facts. Sarah Palin and her "death panel" nutcases only want to inflame and twist the truth.

Since: Aug 08

Rochdale, England

#11 Aug 15, 2009
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahoy! A little early to be drinking? Who didn't know hawking was a brit?
An American publication called IBD said Prof.Hawking would not be alive today if he had been born British and reliant on the NHS!
sue

United States

#12 Aug 15, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
But of course Obamaniac will not spend 20 minutes picking up the phone and asking Schlemosi and Greid to repeal DOMA & DADT, will he ?
Of course not, he even though you guys under the bus so as to not insult his muslum buddies.this guy stands for nothing When you stand for nothing you fall for everything.7977

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#13 Aug 15, 2009
sue wrote:
<quoted text>Of course not, he even though you guys under the bus so as to not insult his muslum buddies.this guy stands for nothing When you stand for nothing you fall for everything.7977
I have ALWAYS been a PROUD true-blue CLINTON-HATER from DAY ONE !

One of my HAPPIEST days was watching him get IMPEACHED !

:

We MUST impeach OBAMANIAC !

We IMPEACHED TWO (2) Democratic Presidents !

:)

Can we do it again ?!

:)

YES, We Can !

:)
Pig Alley Musketeer

United States

#14 Aug 15, 2009
Give the first lady a medal! 20 personal attendants!

"In my own life, in my own small way, I have tried to give back to this country that has given me so much," she said. "See, thatís why I left a job at a big law firm for a career in public service." Michelle Obama

No, Michele Obama does not get paid to serve as the First Lady and she doesnít perform any official duties. But this hasnít deterred her from hiring an unprecedented number of staffers to cater to her every whim and to satisfy her every request in the midst of the Great Recession.

Let the whites eat shite!

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#15 Aug 16, 2009
sue wrote:
Not many white men on this list. Dont they do anything any more??

1) lesbians are genetically the same as men, and;

2) hispanics and middle easterners are caucasians.

a) 1 and 2 are facts.

b) 1 is a fact.

c) 2 is a fact.

d) Neither is a fact.

e) C and D only.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#16 Aug 16, 2009
sue wrote:
Not many white men on this list. Dont they do anything any more??
Lesbians are the "new" white man..........

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