I would be remiss if I didn’t report on the Won’s last Presidential Medal of Freedom Awards show. The last, like the first, was all about Obama:
“Everybody on this stage has touched me in a very powerful, very personal way.These are folks who have helped make me who I am.”
How would you like to put that on your resume?
Perhaps most striking about Tuesday’s ceremony is that nine of the 20 awards (45 percent) recognize actors, artists, or musicians — a category that represents only 17 percent of total Medal recipients to date…[ed. in case you’re counting- and who isn’t?] The ceremony was as diverse as it was star-studded – WaPo
Well of course it was; diversity is what this administration is best known for! Some of this year’s diverse recipients include people from the field of entertainment: Lorne Michaels, Tom Hanks, Robert Redford, Robert DeNiro, Ellen DeGeneres and Cicely Tyson, Bruce Springsteen and Diana Ross; sports: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan and big business: Bill and Melinda Gates. Gay , straight, black, white, male, female, smart and dumb – I think that checks almost all the boxes.
If this feels like déjà vu it’s because many of these recipients have previously been recipients of the Obama White House prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. We’re diverse butt we’re not THAT diverse.
And as far as DeNiro is concerned, as you may recall he was not exactly a Donald Trump supporter, saying he was “blatantly stupid,” a “pig” and a “bullshit artist” who he’d like to punch in the face. He’s tempered his position somewhat saying “now he’s president-elect and I just want to see what he’s going to do.” I guess that means he won’t be moving to Canada right away.
Anyway, stay tuned, today is official Turkey Pardon day. No, not Bill and Hillary, real turkeys – like Caramel and Popcorn.
And now – on to the kitchen. Get that turkey thawed. Man the stove comrades! There are pies to bake, sweet potatoes to be topped with marshmallows, giblets to stew, dressing to made! Not to mention Jello molds to be filled and silverware to be polished. It’s shaping up to be a very, very busy day.
I wonder if there will be a document dump to get the holiday weekend off to a good start? Maybe not; maybe this goose is already cooked.