Presidential Medal of Freedom

Polar Bear

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Waiting on a phone call, to tell me I was awarded the, Presidential Medal of Freedom. For telling it like it is for over 40 years. Don’t fail me President Trump. You awarded it to a golfer. I should be next.
 
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I do wonder what the hell presidents are thinking when giving these out lately.....politics and popularity I'm sure. I mean the criteria sounds good, but the execution is sometimes lacking IMHO.

"The Presidential Medal of Freedom is awarded by the President of the United States "for especially meritorious contribution to (1) the security or national interests of the United States, or (2) world peace, or (3) cultural or other significant public or private endeavors". "

List of Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients - Wikipedia
 
What's the issue?

Billie Jean King2009TennisBarack Obama
Bill Russell2011BasketballBarack Obama
Stan Musial2011BaseballBarack Obama
Pat Summitt2012BasketballBarack Obama
Dean Smith2013BasketballBarack Obama
Ernie Banks2013BaseballBarack Obama
Charles Sifford2014GolfBarack Obama
Yogi Berra2015BaseballBarack Obama
Willie Mays2015BaseballBarack Obama
Vin Scully2016BaseballBarack Obama
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar2016BasketballBarack Obama
Michael Jordan2016BasketballBarack Obama

Outside of the "whataboutism".. I mean Obama gave one to Barbara Streisand and Gloria Estefan.

Tiger has the TGR Foundation? Tiger Wood's charity is rated a 93 overall from Charity Navigator and has been "empowering minorities, especially underprivileged minority students" since 1996. He has donated over $120 million of his own earnings over the years to the organization.
 
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