Tag Archives: awards

  wonkette on the red carpet

Harry Reid Wins ‘First Place’ At Hispanic Caucus Awards Ceremony

Yesterday afternoon (at around 4:20 pm — coincidence or FATE?) Your Wonkette received an email from Liz Glover asking if we wanted to go take photos of important people who were attending the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 33rd Annual Awards Gala. We said, “Alright, sure,” because we wanted to see Harry Reid with his boyfriend and also Michael Bloomberg and “desperate housewives” from teevee talk shop at the horchata bowl. Read more on Harry Reid Wins ‘First Place’ At Hispanic Caucus Awards Ceremony…
  video catastrophes

A Very Special Broadcast of the 2010 Weeping Eagle Awards!

It seems like only a week ago that America gathered around its iPad or whatever and watched the 2010 Weeping Eagle Awards, which were not actually broadcast. But now the awful heat wave is mostly over and the awards have been distributed and our nation is a richer, better country. And we’ve got the official Wonkette Weagles world premiere video right here, and we very smartly cut this gibberish down from about three hours to a few amusing (?) minutes. Read more on A Very Special Broadcast of the 2010 Weeping Eagle Awards!…
  oh right we need to do this

Announcing the Very Special Winners of the Weeping Eagles!

Your editor is drinking cocktails alone in the revolving lounge of some highrise hotel in Pentagon City, due to a liberal mishap at “Reagan” National Airport. What to do, what to do? Make fun of David Ignatius’ latest op-ed about how much better America would be if it was overtly run by spies and international gangsters? No that will take too long — we’ve only got about five minutes before this part of the circular barroom passes the boring stuff (elevators, teevee showing LeBron James news about “The Heat”) and then opens up on the whole National Mall stretched out in the night like some elaborate bowling lane lined with shining white stone monuments. Oh yeah, let’s announce the Weeping Eagle Award Winners! Read more on Announcing the Very Special Winners of the Weeping Eagles!…
  also it's like 103 degrees

Who Is Invited To Wonkette’s Weeping Eagle Awards Tonight? YOU

Join a whole bunch of your Wonkette pals at 5:30 this evening for the 2010 Weeping Eagles! Consider this your Invitation, this blog post on the Internet. Eat delicious things! Drink cheap beverages! Win Wonkette T-shirts! Laugh at the buffoonery of your editor and other cretins including morning editor Josh “The Comics Curmudgeon” Fruhlinger, Wonkabout’s Arielle Fleisher, Wonkette videographer Liz Glover, your summer intern/artist Benjamin Frisch and former editors Juli Weiner (according to Facebook, anyway) and Capitol Hill typing monster Jim Newell. We have literally never had so many of us in the same place at the same time, for freedom! Read more on Who Is Invited To Wonkette’s Weeping Eagle Awards Tonight? YOU…
  tomorrow's weeping eagles today

Who Is America’s Bright Young Rising Star of American Political Insanity?

Each election season brings a few new nuts to the great snack bowl of America, and we can all look back and laugh/cry over such political dingbats as Katherine Harris, Mitt Romney, Shelley “Dracula Cunt” Sekula Gibbs, Sarah Palin and Alan Keyes. These people are mostly known for losing and quitting and just being insane all the time and refusing to go away, ever. But who will be the nuthatch stars of tomorrow? They are with us already, today! And you can choose the Young Shining Rising Star of American Politics right now! These people are all so crazy and desperate, they might just show up to claim their trophy … and probably randomly attack people, with their teeth. Read more on Who Is America’s Bright Young Rising Star of American Political Insanity?…
  it's almost weeping eagle time!

Who Is History’s Most Loathsome Cable News Regular?

How much do you like American Cable News? Not at all? Well, you’re probably not even very American. Because part of being born on the Fourth of July — as all of us were, unless we were slaves or women or whatever — is loving television. It’s right there under that ink blot or cum stain or whatever it is, on the Declaration of Independence! So let’s honor television’s most awful cable-news regular panelists/guests/idiots, and then vote against them, for freedom, just like Thomas Jefferson would want. Read more on Who Is History’s Most Loathsome Cable News Regular?…
  the weagles

2010 Weeping Eagles: Help Choose History’s Worst Political Twitterers!

Did you help America choose the very worst Washington Post op-idiot? That was so patriotic of you, to help choose the very special winners of the First Annual Inaugural 2010 Wonkette Weeping Eagle Awards — the Weagles™! Now it’s time to get dirty and pick the worst of the worst from the worst form of media ever: Political people, on the Twitter! Read more on 2010 Weeping Eagles: Help Choose History’s Worst Political Twitterers!…
  the weagles

Pick the Worst Washington Post Op-Ed Writer!

Here comes a very prestigious honor disguised as a cheap web poll: You will help choose the worst Kaplan College Test Daily News op-ed columnist of 2010 for Wonkette’s first annual Weeping Eagle Awards. What do these five wretched writers have in common, other than being embarrassing hacks who are always wrong about everything, even when they’re just spouting their banal opinions about nothing to fill space and bide time until retirement? Read more on Pick the Worst Washington Post Op-Ed Writer!…
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Announcing the First Annual Wonkette Weeping Eagle Awards: Call For Nominations!

Friends, commenters, lend us your very worst nominations for the very first annual Wonkette Weeping Eagle Awards. We considered a bunch of different complicated email and web-survey methods, but finally decided the most entertaining way to choose both nominees and categories was to let the notorious Wonkette commenters have at it. And the award ceremony will take place next Wednesday, July 7, at Solly’s U Street Tavern in Washington. If you’re in town and you love America and the Wonkette, you are invited. Read more on Announcing the First Annual Wonkette Weeping Eagle Awards: Call For Nominations!…
  let's roll

OH HELL YEAH DO THIS THING: It’s the last day of something or other with the Warblog Awards! Details here, from warblog Commenter Gen. Chascates. Thank you, everyone, for your many patriotic votes! [2009 Weblog Awards and these categories too, also] Read more on …
  prestigious distinctions

The Republican Inappropriate Behaviors Olympic Ceremony

It is a MEDICAL FACT straight from the basement laboratory of Dr. Charles Boustany that Congressional MVP Joe Wilson has won the Internet for the Republicans today! Hooray! Do not forget though, in your excitement for Wilson’s accomplishment, to pay proper respect to Lindsey Graham and Eric Cantor, who deserve other, lesser athletic superlatives! Last night, Graham and Cantor set USA records in the Who’s Paying Attention the Least competition. Let’s honor them! Read more on The Republican Inappropriate Behaviors Olympic Ceremony…
  human dildo

Bill Kristol Wins $250,000 Prize For… You Know… All That Stuff And Whatever

What is the Bradley Foundation? Who knows, but it’s giving that dumb galoot Bill Kristol a $250,000 prize! No — STIPEND. Stipend? We’ll call it a stipend! What the hell? “The Bradley Foundation selected William Kristol for his outstanding achievements in a wide range of activities affecting the development of public policy from national and international perspectives. He is a widely respected conservative leader.” So it’s like a Genius Grant but with less money and given only to liars. (It is a money laundering front.) (For war.) Congratulations Bill Kristol! [Gawker, Bradley Foundation] Read more on Bill Kristol Wins $250,000 Prize For… You Know… All That Stuff And Whatever…
  an honor just to be nominated etc.

DO NOT WANT: Your Wonkette got shut out at the Bloggies. We were nominated in the politics, humor and “group sex” categories, and were Soundly Beaten by Nate Silver, the LOLcats, and fucking Gawker. Congratulations everybody! [Bloggies SXSW] Read more on …
  make denby cry

OH NOES, LAST DAY TO VOTE FOR THE BLOGGIES! And awards season will finally end, forever, as long as you’ve kindly voted for Wonkette, in all three (3) categories, at this 2009 Bloggies site and received your Confirmation Email, which can be exchanged for two (2) hobo beans in 2010, at the White House. [2009 Bloggies] Read more on …
  friendly reminders

MAKE YR VOTE COUNT! Just a few days left to vote for your Wonkette in the political, humor and group-sexblog 2009 Bloggies! Make sure you get the email confirmation, and scroll right to find the categories. Muchas gracias por su consideración! [2009 Bloggies] Read more on …
  dinguses

Mark Penn Poll: Mark Penn’s Ad Is Best Ad Of Politics

Politics magazine will release the results of their “2008 campaign poll of political insiders” this Thursday, but we already know the winner of one category: best ad of the presidential race. It is Hillary Clinton’s “3 a.m.” ad, the one about how Hillary Clinton was the only person who could answer a telephone at night without getting us all killed, or raped. Mark Penn was the “thrust” behind this successful ad, which you may have read about in any column Mark Penn has written since then. Hell, Mark Penn’s company even conducted this Politics poll, ha ha! No, seriously, that’s actually true. We can’t wait to see the winners of other categories, such as Best Thing Written (Microtrends), Worst Thorn In One’s Side (Harold Ickes/Patti Solis Doyle tie) and Best Floating Film Script In Hollywood (Microtrends Part I: Pages 1-74). [WP/The Fix] Read more on Mark Penn Poll: Mark Penn’s Ad Is Best Ad Of Politics…
  vote early and often

ROAD OF BONES: Polls close tomorrow night, for this tragic Fake Weblog Awards warblogging contest. Comics Curmudgeon for the Humor, Blue Gal’s pick of Driftglass for this thing, and let’s have a final crushing blow against all other “liberal blogs,” for the sin of being liberal. Read more on …
  the gift of giving

LOOKING FOR A FEW BRAVE VOLUNTEERS: Hey so TPM is a pretty good blog, right? Josh Marshall and shit? Well they have a slight lead for second place over some blog we’ve never heard of called “The Confluence,” and we think good ol’ TPM deserves a little padding for that silver medal. So if you haven’t yet voted for “Best Liberal Blog” today, go give TPM your vote until it reaches, say, 3,200, well out of reach of “Confluence” thing. And remember in other categories to help out the Internet’s best new blog of 2008, ~ synthesis ~, as well as the Internet’s best small blog, Rumproast. Wonkette’s primary role is that of a Charity Blog, after all, so we’re proud to do what we can. [Weblog Awards] Read more on …
  real americans

Ha Ha, Best ‘Liberal’ Blog Somehow Between Wonkette And PUMA Site

So we checked out our “competitor,” the Confluence blog, and, as many of you have already discovered… it’s a PUMA site! They have a post called, “An Interview with Harriet Christian, NY Senate Seat Contender.” Oh man. Welcome to our radar, Confluence! [The Confluence] Read more on Ha Ha, Best ‘Liberal’ Blog Somehow Between Wonkette And PUMA Site…
  vote early and often

Vote For Hope/Change, Vote For Wonkette

Oh look, now you can click this computer graphic of a computer, and then, magically, you can vote for your Wonkette, so we can post a different computer graphic of a computer, but this time designating your Wonkette as the whatever-of-the-year — this time around, we are nominated for “Prettiest Libtard Blog.” We are being MURDERED by Crooks & Liars some blog we have literally never heard of, called “Confluence,” right now. Please put a stop to this outrage. Read more on Vote For Hope/Change, Vote For Wonkette…
  yawn

Wonkette Nominated For Yet Another Award, Is Running Out Of Shelf Space

Over the years, your Wonkette has won most-to-all of the awards ever given to Internet websites, due to the diligence, care and insight its unbelievably talented editors put into every post, effortlessly. But we understand that Internet awards distributors must pretend that we have “competition,” and so we’ll play along and say that we’re “honored to be nominated” for “Best Liberal Blog” in the 2008 Weblog Awards. (Although, and for the last time, we. are. WARBLOGGERS.) More importantly, we’re happy for our numerous competitors — the junior blogs TPM, Crooks & Liars, Think Progress and others — for whom the word “ecstatic” would not adequately describe their emotions upon hearing of their placement in the same echelon as Wonkette. Every child deserves a treat on occasion, we suppose. Voting starts Jan. 5. [GODDAMMIT NEWELL YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO BE GRACIOUS. WELL WE SHALL SEE HOW YOU ACT ONCE THIS DEPRESSION ENDS, IN 2028. — Ed.] [2008 Weblog Awards] Read more on Wonkette Nominated For Yet Another Award, Is Running Out Of Shelf Space…