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Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 06/23/2006

Vote for the Best Celeb Honor

By Liz Kelly

Last Friday I asked you to submit ideas for a recurring honor that Celebritology can award to a lucky star (or stars) each year. The response was big, the ideas good and the selection tough. So tough, in fact, that I'm going to ask you to weigh in again -- this time by voting for what you consider the best idea.

Then we'll add your vote to those of a few in-house heavyhitters to decide what our honor, or honors, will be.

Polls will be open till Sunday at midnight ET. Vote early, vote once and pass it on.

Some great ones that didn't make the cut for various reasons:

-- Most inappropriate facial hair displayed in the presence of young children (really only a couple good candidates).

-- Most frequent winner of meaningless awards (quantitative, not qualitative).

-- Of the group of babies recently born to celebrities, the one most likely as an adult to write a scandalous tell-all book which documents all their parents' dirty secrets, strange habits, records all traumatic childhood events and questions why their parents gave them such a stupid name that has branded them for the rest of their lives (too many to choose from).

-- Most brainwashed by Scientology (not fair when there's a clear winner).

By Liz Kelly  | June 23, 2006; 10:45 AM ET
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How about "Most likely to ill-represent his/her socio-ethno-economic group due to poor choices made by the celebrity while under observation of the news media?" What a mouthful! At least I now have an idea of why it wasn't used.

Posted by: Tom Canick | June 23, 2006 1:44 PM | Report abuse

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Why should the GOP worry, it controls the voting machines

By Bev Conover
Online Journal Editor & Publisher

With each passing day, the US slides further into some dark farce that would have us rolling in the aisles with laughter if the consequences weren't so monstrous and bloody.

Good poker players know when to fold 'em. But there are no good poker players in Washington. Not among the incompetents in the Bush administration. Not among the Republican dunderheads who control both houses of Congress and very few among the so-called opposition -- a.k.a. Democrats.

It's bad enough when the imbecilic Decider in Chief makes a fool of himself, as he did this week in Vienna. First, by making like a "girlie-man" by stomping his feet and telling Iran not to test his patience over its perfectly legal nuclear program. Who in hell does he think he is? Oops, he's the Decider.

Then Decider Bush stupidly says it's "absurd" for Europeans to suggest that the US is the greatest threat to world stability. Right, just don't glance over at the debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

And, in all his infantile insolence, he couldn't resist lashing out at the third leg of his "axis of evil," the North Korean, warning them if they test fired their long-range missile, he would pick up his joystick and launch his (non-existent) missile defense whatevers to shoot them down.

Then he goes to Hungary and tells the Iraqis they should be inspired by the 1956 Hungarian Uprising, which the Soviets crushed in 12 days. It only took the Hungarians 33 more years to rid themselves of tyranny. Some inspiration for the Iraqis or was Bush telling them they would be under Corporate America's boot for three more decades?

Meanwhile back in Washington, the GOP leadership in the House and Senate, taking their orders from the Decider and his controller, Dark Side Cheney -- and armed with the Pentagon's illegal political talking points -- instead of folding 'em on Iraq, buckled under and decreed the Republicans would "stay the course."

Never mind that the majority of Americans want us to leave. Never mind that the majority of Iraqis want us to leave. Never mind that US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, former Unocal adviser and our current puppet in Iraq, is busy having documents shredded in preparation for the Green Zone being overrun by the Iraqi resistance, which the Bushies and the corporate media insist upon calling "insurgents."

Despite all the nonsense about the gains being made in Iraq that is spewed daily by the administration and dutifully reported by the corporate media, plus Cheney's repeated pronouncements that the "insurgency" is in its "last throes," Khalilzad's leaked confidential memo paints a grim picture of the stark reality that life in Iraq worsens daily.

But Khalilzad's revelations are meaningless to the congressional Republicans who reject the wimpy Democrats paltry proposals for withdrawal and accuse them of being "defeatists" who want to "cut and run."

Now why do you suppose the Republicans, who claim to be so worried that the Democrats will retake Congress in November, think that continuing the killing of Americans and Iraqis is their key to victory? Because their worries are a sham; they make cheap for copy to fill the spaces between the ads in newspapers and the commercials on so-called TV and radio "news." It's all a game, a sick, sick game that can't get much sicker.

The Republicans control the easily rigged touch screens and optical scanners most Americans will use to cast their votes on.

The GOP is utterly contemptuous of the American people and what the people thought was their democratic republic. And the Democrats are not much better. Do American have to have feces rubbed in their faces before they grasp what is going on?
An even more frightening scenario is ff the Democrats should emerge victorious in November, voters, especially Democrats, will think they have prevailed and they will pat themselves on the back and promptly go back to sleep, allowing the Dems to play their phased withdrawal and redeployment games. When, in truth, if the Democrats regain control of one or both houses, it will have been the handiwork of the corporate powers behind the curtain that decided a change was better for their bottom lines. Rigged computerized voting machines can go both ways.

Posted by: che | June 24, 2006 4:45 AM | Report abuse

Wish I'd seen this earlier. I would have submitted: Celebrity with the most former best friends who stopped eating.

Posted by: ohyeah42 | June 28, 2006 7:59 PM | Report abuse

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