Wednesday, November 16, 2016

President Obama Names 21 Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom - All Recipients were Democratic & Hillary Clinton Supporters

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awards will be presented at the White House on November 22th.

President Obama said, "The Presidential Medal of Freedom is not just our nation's highest civilian honor - it's a tribute to the idea that all of us, no matter where we come from, have the opportunity to change this country for the better.  From scientists, philanthropists, and public servants to activists, athletes, and artists, these 21 individuals have helped push America forward, inspiring millions of people around the world along the way."
This event will be streamed live at: www.whitehouse.gov/live.
The following individuals will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom:
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the National Basketball Association’s all-time leading scorer who helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers to five championships and the Milwaukee Bucks to another. During his career, Abdul-Jabbar was a six-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a 19-time NBA All-Star. Before joining the NBA, he was a star player at UCLA, leading the Bruins to three consecutive championships. In addition to his legendary basketball career, Abdul-Jabbar has been an outspoken advocate for social justice.
Elouise Cobell (posthumous)
Elouise Cobell was a Blackfeet Tribal community leader and an advocate for Native American self-determination and financial independence.  She used her expertise in accounting to champion a lawsuit that resulted in a historic settlement, restoring tribal homelands to her beloved Blackfeet Nation and many other tribes, and in so doing, inspired a new generation of Native Americans to fight for the rights of others.  Cobell helped found the Native American Bank, served as director of the Native American Community Development Corporation, and inspired Native American women to seek leadership roles in their communities.
Ellen DeGeneres
Ellen DeGeneres is an award-winning comedian who has hosted her popular daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003 with her trademarked humor, humility, and optimism. In 2003 Ellen lent her voice to a forgetful but unforgettable little fish named Dory in Finding Nemo. She reprised her role again in 2016 with the hugely successful Finding Dory. Ellen also hosted the Academy Awards twice, in 2007 and 2014. In 1997, after coming out herself, DeGeneres made TV history when her character on Ellen revealed she was a lesbian. In her work and in her life, she has been a passionate advocate for equality and fairness.
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro has brought to life some of the most memorable roles in American film during a career that spans five decades. His first major film roles were in the sports drama Bang the Drum Slowlyand Martin Scorsese's crime film Mean Streets.  He is a seven-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Oscar winner, and is also a Kennedy Center honoree. 
Richard Garwin
Richard Garwin is a polymath physicist who earned a Ph.D. under Enrico Fermi at age 21 and subsequently made pioneering contributions to U.S. defense and intelligence technologies, low-temperature and nuclear physics, detection of gravitational radiation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer systems, laser printing, and nuclear arms control and nonproliferation. He directed Applied Research at IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center and taught at the University of Chicago, Columbia University, and Harvard University. The author of 500 technical papers and a winner of the National Medal of Science, Garwin holds 47 U.S. patents, and has advised numerous administrations. 
Bill and Melinda Gates
Bill and Melinda Gates established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000 to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, the foundation focuses on improving people's health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, the mission is to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. The Gates Foundation has provided more than $36 billion in grants since its inception.
Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry is one of the world’s leading architects, whose works have helped define contemporary architecture. His best-known buildings include the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Dancing House in Prague, and the Guggenheim Museum building in Bilbao, Spain. 
Margaret H. Hamilton
Margaret H. Hamilton led the team that created the on-board flight software for NASA's Apollo command modules and lunar modules. A mathematician and computer scientist who started her own software company, Hamilton co-created the concepts of asynchronous software, priority scheduling, and human-in-the-loop decision capability, which set the foundation for modern, ultra-reliable software design and engineering. 
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks is one of the Nation’s finest actors and filmmakers. He has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role five times, and received the award for his work in Philadelphia and Forrest Gump.  Those roles and countless others, including in Apollo 13Saving Private Ryan, and Cast Away, have left an indelible mark on American film. Off screen, as an advocate, Hanks has advocated for social and environmental justice, and for our veterans and their families. 
Grace Hopper (posthumous)
Rear Admiral Grace Hopper, known as “Amazing Grace” and “the first lady of software,” was at the forefront of computers and programming development from the 1940s through the 1980s. Hopper’s work helped make coding languages more practical and accessible, and she created the first compiler, which translates source code from one language into another.  She taught mathematics as an associate professor at Vassar College before joining the United States Naval Reserve as a lieutenant (junior grade) during World War II, where she became one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer and began her lifelong leadership role in the field of computer science.
Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan is one of the greatest athletes of all time. Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards; he is currently a principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.  During his career, he won six championships, five Most Valuable Player awards, and appeared in 14 All-Star games.
Maya Lin
Maya Lin is an artist and designer who is known for her work in sculpture and landscape art. She designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. and since then has pursued a celebrated career in both art and architecture.  A committed environmentalist, Lin is currently working on a multi-sited artwork/memorial, What is Missing? bringing awareness to the planet's loss of habitat and biodiversity.
Lorne Michaels
Lorne Michaels is a producer and screenwriter, best known for creating and producing Saturday Night Live, which has run continuously for more than 40 years. In addition, Michaels has also produced The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and 30 Rock, among other popular, award-winning shows. He has won 13 Emmy Awards over the course of his lengthy career.
Newt Minow
Newt Minow is an attorney with a long and distinguished career in public life. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Minow served as a Supreme Court clerk and counsel to the Governor of Illinois. In 1961, President Kennedy selected Minow, then 34, to serve as Chairman of the Federal Communications Committee (FCC), where he helped shape the future of American television and was a vigorous advocate for broadcasting that promoted the public interest. In the five decades since leaving the FCC, Minow has maintained a prominent private law practice while devoting himself to numerous public and charitable causes. 
Eduardo Padrón
Eduardo Padrón is the President of Miami Dade College (MDC), one of the largest institutions of higher education in the United States. During his more than four decade career, President Padrón has been a national voice for access and inclusion. He has worked to ensure all students have access to high quality, affordable education. He has championed innovative teaching and learning strategies making MDC a national model of excellence.
Robert Redford
Robert Redford is an actor, director, producer, businessman, and environmentalist. In 1981, he founded the Sundance Institute to advance the work of independent filmmakers and storytellers throughout the world, including through its annual Sundance Film Festival. He has received an Academy Award for Best Director and for Lifetime Achievement.  Redford has directed or starred in numerous motion pictures, including The Candidate, All the President's Men, Quiz Show, and A River Runs Through It.  
Diana Ross
Diana Ross has had an iconic career spanning more than 50 years within the entertainment industry in music, film, television, theater, and fashion. Diana Ross is an Academy Award nominee, inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and recipient of the Grammy Awards highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ross was a recipient of the 2007 Kennedy Center Honors.  Diana Ross’s greatest legacy is her five wonderful children.
Vin Scully
Vin Scully is a broadcaster who, for 67 seasons, was the voice of the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers.  In Southern California, where generations of fans have grown up listening to Dodger baseball, Scully's voice is known as the "soundtrack to summer."  In 1988, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.  Scully's signature voice brought to life key moments in baseball history, including perfect games by Sandy Koufax and Don Larsen, Kirk Gibson's home run in the 1988 World Series, and Hank Aaron's record-breaking 715th home run.
Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen is a singer, songwriter, and bandleader.  More than five decades ago, he bought a guitar and learned how to make it talk.  Since then, the stories he has told, in lyrics and epic live concert performances, have helped shape American music and have challenged us to realize the American dream.  Springsteen is a Kennedy Center honoree and he and the E Street Band he leads have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   
Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson has performed on the stage, on television, and on the silver screen.  She has won two Emmy Awards and a Tony Award, and is known for her performances in SounderThe Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, and The Help.  In 2013, she returned to the stage with The Trip to the Bountiful, and was awarded the Tony Award for best leading actress.  Tyson received the Kennedy Center Honors in 2015. 

58 comments:

Anonymous said...

All Liberal Pinheads and Suckholes..

stash the polski guy said...

all we can do is honor pop culture?

waste of time.

Anonymous said...

Lowering standards again.
Medals for playing the roles real people lived. They must be so proud.
I'll bet not one single person on this list has the personal integrity to refuse this medal because they feel it's undeserved.

J.J.

Anonymous said...

Every things King Reverse Midas touches turns to excrement including the value of this medal.

Anonymous said...

At least one known carpet muncher on that list.
I wonder how many more queers?

Anonymous said...

Fuck Springstein. Jerry Springer would have been a better choice. Springstein always looks like he's pinching off a turd.

Anonymous said...

With the possible exception of Vin Scully the people on that list are completely useless:

Anonymous said...

Why not give an award to everybody...??? How bout the guy who wipes his ass? Or the gal who makes Mooshell look halfway feminin?

Anonymous said...

Looks like a round up the communists list

Anonymous said...

Lol, how much for a medal, Obama? Make the check out to you, or to the Clinton Foundation?

Anonymous said...

Springsteen is the biggest liberal fuck. Move to Canada with ur bullshit music

SGT EDDIE HICKS said...

Robert DeNiro? Wasn't he gunna punch out Trump if he ran into him? Send that half dago south, I'll give him his peace award....

Anonymous said...

Turd gargling twats

Anonymous said...

After seeing this list, the award lost ALL of its luster. Just toss it. It's meaningless. Now, show me a list of those who have a Medal of Honor, or a Navy Cross, Silver or bronze star. Those are the highest medals any American can wear.

Anonymous said...

What about Hillary lapdogs Matt Damon, Katy Perry, Chelsea Handler, Joy Behar, Steven Colbert, Lady Gaga & the cast of Will & Grace?!?

Anonymous said...

One thing about Obobo, he's consistent.
Like a bad case of explosive diarrhea.
Shit everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Shaver- You have to INCREASE the hate. plenty of white child pornographers in the Trib. Admittedly, 1/2 of your readers diddle kids, but c'mon attacking clammy white baby fuggers is easy... and there are ALOT of white male child pornographers. You MUST do better.

Anonymous said...

What a fucking joke!!! It's as much of a joke as Barry himself. Out of all the great people out there this is who he picked? This mofo can't even do one thing right. I'm so glad he's getting the fuck out of the WHITE house.

Anonymous said...

It looks like a list of lazy niggers and nigger lovers !

Anonymous said...

Christine deserves the medal of freedom. She freed my cock from my pants and rammed it in her refried bean filled ass. My load shot out like an illegal beaner cannon.

Anonymous said...

Means nothing when its a bogus selection like this. Soon these commies are gonna hang

Anonymous said...

ALL FAGS LIBS AND MILLIONARES. JUST SO YOUI KNOW,,,,

Col. Sharecropper said...

Shaver, you made this shit up, right? This is one of the funniest things you have written.

Anonymous said...

Fuck um,fuck um all !

Johnny the Janitor said...

Watch for the mass presidential pardons in the weeks leading up to January, 2017

Anonymous said...

Billy Caldwell says : I wish it was the other Margaret Hamilton. She would have said "up yours nigger"

Anonymous said...

That's rich

Anonymous said...

The plus side is that any award handed out by a fake Kenyan lawless corrupt asshole is as worthless and illegitimate as he is. It's the presidential version of Everybody Gets a Prize just for showing up.

Anonymous said...

Diana Ross is cool, or was until about 1972. I guess the science guy who apparently never won a Nobel was worth something. The rest are mostly crooked white-hating racists and/or saboteurs and/or propagandists who aren't worth shit.

Especially that sanctimonious hypocrite Springsteen. God I hate that stupid fucker!!

Why isn't Tom Dart on this list? He's helped fuck up America more than most of these clowns. Where's Al Sharpton and the BLM assholes and Marilyn Mosby? What about Michael Brown and Trayvon? They achieved as much in their lives as most of the winners did. What about Bill and Hillary, Sherry Jarret, the King of Saudi, the Iranian ayatollahs?

Jackie Puppet said...

I'm shocked he didn't put JayZ & Beyonce on that list, gay starfucker that he is.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the Presidential Pardon list

Anonymous said...

I met R.A. Grace Hopper - really an incredibly intelligent woman. Very nice. Really deserves the award - the rest, feh - not so much... Especially the Actors and Athletes... fuck those assholes

Anonymous said...


Some of those people, like Bill Gates, accomplished things.

DeNiro and Hanks are good actors, but that's what why we have Academy Awards. Abdul-Jabar are negroes whose contributions to the world were their abilities to throw a ball through a hoop.

Ellen DeGeneres has a talk show that nobody watches.

Once again, Obama just cheapens everything he touches.

Anonymous said...

Useless commie asswipes, all. Should be exiled to France or Somalia.

Anonymous said...

Didnt he give 1 to that fat cunt Oprah? After it was revealed that she has lied all these years about being the victim of rape as a child.
Like everything else the mud man touches, this medal no longer has any value.

Anonymous said...

He forgot Kukla, Fran and Ollie.

Les Robbins said...

No real American would accept anything from that POS

Anonymous said...

Pack up your crack pipes traitor

Anonymous said...

Coal heads. jews and assorted other trash = democrats. Figures.

Anonymous said...

Nigga please .

Anonymous said...

DeNiro is delusional about being a tough guy. He is one of the 4 foot 11 120 pound midgets like DeVito and Stalloone who have to stand on boxes in movies.

The Keesing Bandit said...

Jerry Springer kicks ASS!

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

Anonymous said...

Progressive Center Left terrorist types......

The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy said...

Michael Jordan is on the list for what being a womanizer and a degenerate gambler. The man with seven cellphones for hookups.

Q. Why do you think he retired for two years?

A. It was because of an illegal gambling habit.

Springsteen as he has aged has become a liberal pinhead or did this happened after Clarence Clemmons his horn player died.

Ellen DeGeneres a no talent liberal carpet muncher and that we give an award today.

I can't comment on the rest except that maybe Tom Hanks and Vin Scully are worthy and may fill the requirements of such an award. The country on a cultural basis due to statist and leftist ideals is letting this country slowly circle the drain. The college protest are comical at best. The high school walkouts should be also be laughed at. The lack of understandings of civics is overwhelming to the youths and the left. The Tea Party was a protest and it was law abiding, not blocking highways and destroying property or calling people racists. If we had four more years of an Obama administration this country would turn into a cultural cesspool that people of vision were talking about such as George Orwell in his books 1984 and Animal Farm, Ayn Rand in Atlas Shrugged and Friedrich Nietzsche in Beyond Good and Evil,

Peace Out
Trump Pence 2020

Holger Meins said...

Q: What does everyone on this list have in common?
A: They hate white men and their culture.

Andreas Baader said...

Bill Gates became a raging faux-liberal asshole to atone for his guilt for having destroyed thousands of innocent lives through his predatory business practices in the early phase of his career. He hates white people, and his bullshit foundation only does things that support blacks and browns at the expense of YT. Fuck Bill Gates.

Anonymous said...

Damn right.

ALDO PURPLE RAINE said...

You miss her

Anonymous said...

He forgot Colin Kaepernick.

Anonymous said...

Obama continues to show he is a flat-out idiot.

Anonymous said...

SOE, Scum of Earth awards. Consider the source.

Anonymous said...

Not a looker among 'em.

Anonymous said...

When my dad died, I got a certificate honoring him for his WW 2 service, auto-signed by the current POTUS. Luckily I inherited a paper shredder from my dad...

Anonymous said...

Oh look, more liberal participation trophies for all the boys,
girls and undecideds.
How precious.

Anonymous said...

Obama gave Leo another Medal for being Rump-Rider of the Decade...

Anonymous said...

Vin scully shilled beer and cigarettes. He is a piece of shit too. How many people died of alcoholism and cancer because of this faggot?

Anonymous said...

I hate his politics too, but Microsoft changed the world for the better, created millions of jobs and made many people very rich.

Anonymous said...

Vin Scully used to roll winos on his lunch break and then brag about it at parties. Total asshole.