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2013-11-20 05:35:30 PM  
Oprah is one of the most powerful people in the world.
 
2013-11-20 05:51:19 PM  
As much as a white-knight I am of Oprah, I think Obama's Nobel Peace Prize was more valid then her receiving the Medal of Freedom
 
2013-11-20 05:51:45 PM  
Oprah recently suggested that racism wouldn't end until the old racists all died out.

White supremacist Joseph Paul Franklin was just put to death in Missouri.

Coincidence?
 
2013-11-20 05:57:13 PM  
I'm not surprised she got one, necessarily, but I'm a bit surprised she got it this early.  Most recipients are at least in their 70s
 
2013-11-20 06:07:40 PM  
Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.

So who decides who gets these medals?
 
2013-11-20 06:08:43 PM  
Oprah is to black people as Rush is to white people.
 
2013-11-20 06:13:28 PM  

OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.

So who decides who gets these medals?


I do. Since the Richard Clark debacle I am the decider
 
2013-11-20 06:13:29 PM  
Look at the list of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients for their contributions to media, and then argue that Oprah isn't clearly deserving of one without being racist.  Good luck.
 
2013-11-20 06:13:49 PM  

OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.


www.netmeister.org
 
2013-11-20 06:14:16 PM  
To her credit, she has freed a lot of pies from their pans.
 
2013-11-20 06:14:50 PM  
Rachel Maddow gets one next
 
2013-11-20 06:15:37 PM  

OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.

So who decides who gets these medals?


If you can't figure out who decides who gets the Presidential Medal of Freedom, you're not trying hard enough.
 
2013-11-20 06:15:43 PM  
Anyone who is surprised or outraged by this in any way is not familiar with the previous recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. While many are awarded to doctors, diplomats, scientists, and captains of industry, for decades there has been a grand tradition of giving them out to the likes of singers, actors, and athletes as well. Oprah is no less qualified than John Wayne or Richard Petty, both of whom have been awarded the prize.
 
2013-11-20 06:16:28 PM  
The criteria: "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors"

Yeah shes worthy. We sell an idea of a culture world wide, she is one of the top salesmen of that idea we have ever had. That fits the national interest of the United States
 
2013-11-20 06:17:02 PM  
Haven't these things only been given out to public figures that help the prez's image?
 
2013-11-20 06:18:34 PM  
Also. I received a presidential unit citation medal from GWB and I did jack shiat to deserve it.
 
2013-11-20 06:22:54 PM  
You get a Presidential Medal of Freedom!

And you get a Presidential Medal of Freedom!

Everyone's getting a Presidential Medal of Freedom!
 
2013-11-20 06:30:14 PM  

Larry Mahnken: OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.

So who decides who gets these medals?

If you can't figure out who decides who gets the Presidential Medal of Freedom, you're not trying hard enough.


Since Obama is incapable of making a decision, I will repeat my question.  Who picks the recipients?
 
2013-11-20 06:31:48 PM  

Frank N Stein: Also. I received a presidential unit citation medal from GWB and I did jack shiat to deserve it.


That sounds like a medal you get for driving a humvee too fast on base.

Did it come with a fine?
 
2013-11-20 06:38:52 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-20 06:39:18 PM  
Oprah receives 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom because reasons

Yeah, she's no Paul Lamb who started a Television network or Johnny Carson who hosted a talk show or
 
2013-11-20 06:39:40 PM  
"because reasons" will never get old, said no one ever
 
2013-11-20 06:45:02 PM  

topcon: [i.imgur.com image 480x270]


I love that. At the end she kind of looks like ET.
 
2013-11-20 06:47:13 PM  

Frank N Stein: Also. I received a presidential unit citation medal from GWB and I did jack shiat to deserve it.


A PUC isn't a personal award, so what's strange about that? You don't have to do anything to deserve it - the entire unit is being awarded for (theoretically) the unit's overall performance.
 
2013-11-20 06:47:17 PM  
You know who else got a Medal of Freedom today?

www.biography.com

You know how many people were up in arms about it?

1.bp.blogspot.com

So what's the biggest difference between them?
static.androidnext.de
 
2013-11-20 06:49:20 PM  

Larry Mahnken: Look at the list of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients for their contributions to media, and then argue that Oprah isn't clearly deserving of one without being racist.  Good luck.


Well, she did promote:
Anti-vaccination
Panic over the dangers of fruit juice
Dr. Phil
Everybody's a racist
 
2013-11-20 06:49:51 PM  
Because it sends conservatives into apoplectic fits of rage?
 
2013-11-20 06:52:24 PM  

OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.

So who decides who gets these medals?


static.giantbomb.com
 
2013-11-20 06:53:13 PM  

Rhino_man: You know who else got a Medal of Freedom today?

[www.biography.com image 402x402]

You know how many people were up in arms about it?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 487x469]

So what's the biggest difference between them?
[static.androidnext.de image 850x563]


Should have played this at the ceremony.
 
2013-11-20 07:02:42 PM  

Rhino_man: You know who else got a Medal of Freedom today?

[www.biography.com image 402x402]

You know how many people were up in arms about it?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 487x469]

So what's the biggest difference between them?
[static.androidnext.de image 850x563]


Biggest difference?

I know one is Oprah.
I can only guess at the other. Loretta Lynn? Maryann from Gilligan's Island? My Aunt Florence?
 
2013-11-20 07:03:53 PM  
At least Obama gave one to the first black president.
 
2013-11-20 07:05:09 PM  
This list is murderer's row to teabaggers, if GOP gets back in White House, the honorees would be Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and such, who else would be on the program but big mouths and big bewbs
 
2013-11-20 07:10:40 PM  

Charlie Chingas: Oprah is to black people as Rush is to white people.


I'd like to see their charitable contributions lined up. I bet Rush has raised more, I bet Oprah has given more out of pocket.

not that it really matters, I just wonder.
 
2013-11-20 07:28:53 PM  

Milo1974: This list is murderer's row to teabaggers, if GOP gets back in White House, the honorees would be Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and such, who else would be on the program but big mouths and big bewbs


That's probably true. I do know that Donald Rumsfeld is returning his medal in disgust.
 
2013-11-20 07:29:43 PM  

OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.


I'm sure you can back this up with a quote from her...I look forward to seeing it.
 
2013-11-20 07:31:00 PM  

NeoCortex42: Larry Mahnken: Look at the list of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients for their contributions to media, and then argue that Oprah isn't clearly deserving of one without being racist.  Good luck.

Well, she did promote:
Anti-vaccination
Panic over the dangers of fruit juice
Dr. Phil
Everybody's a racist


Just in case Ogre Magi doesn't come through, please provide evidence of this.
 
2013-11-20 07:34:27 PM  

Larry Mahnken: OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.

So who decides who gets these medals?

If you can't figure out who decides who gets the Presidential Medal of Freedom, you're not trying hard enough.


At this point, even Torg is avoiding him for fear of association.
 
2013-11-20 07:35:08 PM  

OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.

So who decides who gets these medals?


How I can tell you didn't hear/read what Oprah actually said.
 
2013-11-20 07:37:17 PM  

mrshowrules: OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.

So who decides who gets these medals?

How I can tell you didn't hear/read what Oprah actually said.


Because...he's a guy?
 
2013-11-20 07:38:57 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: NeoCortex42: Larry Mahnken: Look at the list of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients for their contributions to media, and then argue that Oprah isn't clearly deserving of one without being racist.  Good luck.

Well, she did promote:
Anti-vaccination
Panic over the dangers of fruit juice
Dr. Phil
Everybody's a racist

Just in case Ogre Magi doesn't come through, please provide evidence of this.


So do you accept my other points as valid critiques?
 
2013-11-20 07:39:19 PM  
Wow...the "Oprah called everyone a racist" crowd sure gets quiet when you ask them to back up their claims.  Wonder why...
 
2013-11-20 07:40:01 PM  

NeoCortex42: Lionel Mandrake: NeoCortex42: Larry Mahnken: Look at the list of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients for their contributions to media, and then argue that Oprah isn't clearly deserving of one without being racist.  Good luck.

Well, she did promote:
Anti-vaccination
Panic over the dangers of fruit juice
Dr. Phil
Everybody's a racist

Just in case Ogre Magi doesn't come through, please provide evidence of this.

So do you accept my other points as valid critiques?


So you can't provide evidence...gotcha
 
2013-11-20 07:45:47 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.

I'm sure you can back this up with a quote from her...I look forward to seeing it.


There's this thing called Google.  It's a bit obscure, so you may not have heard of it.

http://www.google.com/webhp?nord=1#nord=1&q=oprah+calls+obama+critic s+ racists
 
2013-11-20 07:46:42 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Wow...the "Oprah called everyone a racist" crowd sure gets quiet when you ask them to back up their claims.  Wonder why...


Because unlike you, we have jobs so don't spend all day hitting the refresh button on our browser.
 
2013-11-20 07:47:52 PM  

Cletus C.: Rhino_man: You know who else got a Medal of Freedom today?

[www.biography.com image 402x402]

You know how many people were up in arms about it?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 487x469]

So what's the biggest difference between them?
[static.androidnext.de image 850x563]

Biggest difference?

I know one is Oprah.
I can only guess at the other. Loretta Lynn? Maryann from Gilligan's Island? My Aunt Florence?


Loretta Lynn.
 
2013-11-20 07:51:21 PM  

OgreMagi: Lionel Mandrake: OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.

I'm sure you can back this up with a quote from her...I look forward to seeing it.

There's this thing called Google.  It's a bit obscure, so you may not have heard of it.

http://www.google.com/webhp?nord=1#nord=1&q=oprah+calls+obama+critic s+ racists


Where did she say the part about anyone who doesn't support Obama is a racist?  Can you give the time or something?  Because, while I've watched that many times I missed the "anyone" and the "100%" parts.  Please help.
 
2013-11-20 07:52:06 PM  

OgreMagi: Lionel Mandrake: Wow...the "Oprah called everyone a racist" crowd sure gets quiet when you ask them to back up their claims.  Wonder why...

Because unlike you, we have jobs so don't spend all day hitting the refresh button on our browser.


There's that awesome conservative humor!!  YOU SO FUNNY!!!!
 
2013-11-20 07:54:20 PM  
By the way, isn't Loretta Lynn more like a Nokia?
 
2013-11-20 08:05:35 PM  

OgreMagi: Lionel Mandrake: OgreMagi: Oprah has become a race baiting c00nt.  She now accuses anyone who doesn't support Obama 100% of being a racist.

I'm sure you can back this up with a quote from her...I look forward to seeing it.

There's this thing called Google.  It's a bit obscure, so you may not have heard of it.

http://www.google.com/webhp?nord=1#nord=1&q=oprah+calls+obama+critic s+ racists


Actual quote:
'I think there's a level of disrespect for the office that occurs,' she said. 'And that occurs in some cases ... because he's African American. There's no question about that. And it's the kind of thing no one ever says, but everybody's thinking.'

Some cases =/ anyone who doesn't support Obama.

But I can see how racists would be angry about being called out.
 
2013-11-20 08:08:27 PM  
\obviously not a lot of the NFL thread people made it in here if I'm first....
 
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