Wow! 2014 – My last blog of the year. It’s been an exciting time for me to create and write on my blog. I enjoy having a little fun as I’m relaxing at home during the holidays. Please check out my winners for 2014 (see below). You may or may not agree with my award recipients – that’s fine. I have my opinion and I approve of this message! I want to arouse your thoughts; let me know what you think.
Biggest Winner of 2014
Award Recipient: The North Korea Regime dictating what future movies we should watch while they hacked a computer network of one of our major motion film companies!
Biggest Loser of 2014
Award Recipient: Former Football Baltimore Raven player Ray Rice and his attempt to overcome the elevator feud scene with wife Janey
Worst Politician of 2014
Award Recipient: Ousted Majority Democratic Senator Harry Reid – what a creepy person!
Most Defining Political Moment
Award Recipient: The Veteran Administration Scandal – the worst in not providing descent/affordable health care for our decorated veterans.
Turncoat of the Year
Award Recipient: The investigation into U.S. Solider – Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s disappearance on June 30, 2009 while servicing in Afghanistan, is complete and Senior Pentagon and Army leaders got briefed on the results the week of December 15 – it is not revealed to the public. My guess is that the report will say he deserted his post. Therefore, he gets my vote for being “Turncoat of the Year.”
Most Boring Individual of 2014
Award Recipient: Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz….enough said
Most Charismatic Individual of 2014
Award Recipient: Deepak Chopra – Author, Physician, Holistic health/New Age guru
Most Disappointed US Grand July Decision of 2014
Award Recipient: NYC Grand Jury returns a no indictment against NYC Police Officer who used fatal choke-hold on Eric Garner – a cell phone video image shows a clear angle showing his last seconds of life.
Best Comeback of 2014
Award Recipient: The Field Performance of the US Soccer Team at the 2014 FIFA World Cup (Goalkeeper Tim Howard’s impressive defense)
Worst Comeback of 2014
Award Recipient: Sony co-chair Amy Pascal and movie producer Scott Rudin’s racy e-mails of President Obama. It is not over for them yet – this will continue to be a news maker in 2015.
Most Original Thinker
Award Recipient: On an October aired episode of 60 Minutes, US FBI Director James Comey predicted our ‘next’ 9/11 event will be a major cyber internet attack.
Most Stagnant Thinker
Award Recipient: A disgraced former IRS work Lois Lerner who refuses to tell the American people if she unfairly scrutinized applications of certain groups seeking tax exemptions.
Worldwide Shame of 2014
Award Recipient: Sunni Islamic militant Boko Haram – Latest kidnapping total (12/18) – 185 women and children, killed 32 people, and leaving tens of thousands displaced from their homes. The International community does nothing but create a Twitter hashtag movement…really people-is that all we should do?
Best Photo Op of 2014
Award Recipient: Oregon Police Officer Sgt. Bret Barnum hugging African-American Devonte Hart (giving free hugs on a city block in Oregon)
Worst Photo Op of 2014
Award Recipient: The disturbing yet haunting image of U.S. journalist James Foley kneeling next to an ISIS militant fighter In the middle of a Syrian desert.
Enough Already Award!
Award Recipient: The Kardashians!
Worst Lie of 2014
Award Recipient: PolitiFact’s decision of the claiming the President’s assertions that his “position hasn’t changed” on implementing immigration reform via executive order and his claim that the Islamic State is merely al-Qaeda’s jayvee team
Honorable Mention of 2014
Award Recipient: [Tie] 1 Natalie’s Cakes and More – a single African-American business woman of two children saw the devastation of her burnt-down bakery business in Ferguson. Good will citizens, including me, came to her rescue and raised over $269K dollars to restore her damaged business. 2 Nation-wide ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – a You Tube Video phenomenon raising over $1M
Best Drama Series of 2014
Award Recipient: Showtime’s “Homeland”
Worst Reality TV Series of 2014
Award Recipient: VH1’s Love & Hip Hop Atlanta
Person(s) of the Year
Award Recipient: Hundreds of unnamed braved Medical Ebola Fighters in West Africa
Song of the Year “
Award Recipient: “Happy” – by Pharrell Williams
What the “Hell” was I thinking Award of 2014
Award Recipient: Texas Presbyterian Nurse Amber Vinson infected with Ebola Virus flying across the country (now virus free since 10/31/2014)
Best Movie of 2014
Award Recipient: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – released December 17, 2014
Worst Movie of 2014
Award Recipient: Godzilla – released May 16, 2014
Most memorable slogan of 2014
Award Recipient: “Hands Up…Don’t Shoot”