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'Niceguy' Eddie

Political Talk Show Host and Internet Radio Personality. My show, In My Humble Opinion, aired on RainbowRadio from 2015-2017.

Feel free to contact me at niceguy9418@usa.com. You can also friend me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and Tumblr, and support my Patreon. Also, if you don't mind the stench, you can find my unofficial "fan club" over HERE. ;)

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Friday, April 30, 2010

GOLD STAR AWARDS, April, 2010

What a month.  I Didn't get quite as much written as I did last month, but last month was my most productive month so far.  This one's ended pretty well though.  Very interesting to end the month IN Arizona talking to Mexicans and Mexican-Americans about the new immigration law, and even finding out that even most white people I met along the border didn't like it either.  And I met (online anyway) a really interetsing blogger named Rox, herself a Mexican-American from Arizona.  Check out her blog, Getting There.  Lots of interesting stories, and obviously some serious opinons about the new immigration law in AZ.  Anyway, with one day left, I'm going to close out the month with what is invariably my LEAST popular series of posts - the Gold Star Awards, for April. (If anyone cares, we're up to the election of 1947.)

The Mickey Cochrane Gold Star #15: Think Progress

What an incredible collection of articles and posts skewering the Republican talking point or gaffe du jour and hammering home that gold old fashined liberal common sense and informed opinion!  They're more tagreted than HuffPo, heavier hitting than The American Prospect and show far less restraint that Media Matters. A defintie must-favorite for any serious liberal.  The comments section is good, but they don't nest.  So there's not as much spirited  back-and-forth as we get over on MMFA.  That's probably their only flaw. I've been posting there FAR more than HuffPo lately.

The Frankie Frisch Gold Star #16: People for the American Way

These guys have been around, fighting for Liberal causes for a LONG time.  They led the fight against Supreme Court nomine Robert Bork back in 1987, and the "court watch" section of thier web site is, not surprisingly, the biggest draw for me.  (Note to Duta: You couldn't be more wrong about FREEDOM and LIBERTY.  Check out their Supreme Court section!)

The Lefty Grove Gold Star #17: Politifact

I'm prone to a bit of irony here, giving LEFTY Grove's Start to a RIGHT-Leaning site, but Politifact is objective enough ot fully warrent consideration here.  You'll notice that their rival, FactCheck, was honored months ago, and I'm just now getting around to this one, but I think FactCheck's that much better.  One thing I like about Politifact is that the recognize half truths, flip-flops etc, raher than just saying "true" or "flase" so some things that are subject ot interpretation get that benefit.  Of course... you've got to READ their interpretations sometimes, as they do tend to favor  a Conservative framework for most issues, but if anything that makes them even more useful for refuting Right-Wingers when they're called out as "Pant-on-fire."

The Carl Hubbel Gold Star #18: Crooks and Liars

OK, I'm new to this site, so there's not much I can say here.  I've seen it cited so often, I'm sure that you are all already very familiar with it and can do a far better job than I can of reviewing it.  If you're not?  Hard hitting, progressive opinions exposing the worst scumbaggery of the Republicans and Conservatives.  The title really says it all.  Defintiely my cup of tea.

There you go!  Hope you all had a great April and look forward to an even better May.

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I'm STILL in the process of adding my HOF to the main page of the blog, but, for reference, previous inductees include:

Ty Cobb's GOLD STAR #1: Media Matters for America
Babe Ruth's GOLD STAR #2: The Skeptic's Dictionary
Honus Wagner's GOLD STAR #3: Snopes
Walter Johnson GOLD STAR #4: Armchair Subversive
Christy Mathewson GOLD STAR #5: Humanism by Joe
Cy Young's GOLD STAR #6: The American Prospect
Nap Lajoie's GOLD STAR #7: The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity
Tris Speaker's GOLD STAR #8: Rational Wiki
Pete Alexander's GOLD STAR #9: Republican Offenders
George Sisler's GOLD STAR #10: Newshounds
Willie Keeler's GOLD STAR #11: Newscorpse
Eddie Collins' GOLD STAR #12: Wikipedia
Lou Gehrig's GOLD STAR #13: FactCheck.org
Rogers Hornsly's GOLD STAR #14: Election-Projection
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Hoss Radbourne's SILVER STAR #1: FAILBlog
Cap Anson's SILVER STAR #2: Some Grey Bloke
Buck Ewing's SILVER STAR #3: Sore Thumbs
Roger Bresnahan's SILVER STAR  #4: The Dictatorship.com
Dan Brouthers' SILVER STAR  #5: Seanbaby's Super Friends Page
Fred Clarke's SILVER STAR  #6: Item Not as Described
Jimmy Collins' SILVER STAR  #7: I-am-bored.com
Ed Delahanty's SILVER STAR  #8: Baseball-Reference.com
Hugh Duffy's SILVER STAR  #9: Menage a 3
Hughie Jennings' SILVER STAR  #10: YU&ME: Dream
King Kelly's SILVER STAR  #11: Anime News Network
Jessie Burkett's SILVER STAR  #11: Ugliest Tattoos, A Gallery of Regret.
Frank Chance's SILVER STAR #13: Netflix
Johnny Evers' SILVER STAR #14: Very Demotivational
Joe McGinnity's SILVER STAR #16: Runescape
Joe Tinker's SILVER STAR #17: Baseball Almanac
Rube Waddell's SILVER STAR #18: Sporcle
Ed Walsh's SILVER STAR #19: Cracked
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Jim O'Rourke's TIN STAR : Conservapedia
Jack Chesbro's CARBON STAR: The Global Warming Petition Project
Eddie Plank's LEAD STAR: FoxNation
Tommy McCarthy's PYRITE STAR #15: The Drudge Report

1 comment:

  1. Good group of honorees. Norman Lear founded People for the American Way.

    One of the best things about C&L is Mike's Blog Roundup. If there is a "must read" in the liberal blogosphere, Mike will find it and pass it on.

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