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> Happy Anniversary America's Debate! 7 Years!, The WINNERS: Year in Review 08-09
Jaime
post Aug 1 2009, 07:56 PM
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Happy Anniversary ad.gif ! It's been a great seven years and we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you everyone for your years of debating here. May we celebrate many more to come flowers.gif

I am very pleased to announce our winners of the ad.gif Year in Review 08-09. Congratulations!

The Year in Review 08-09 Winners:

Best topic: Big Trials and Legal Cases
WINNER: Former Bush Admin's Attack On Dissenting Legal Opinion
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Best Topic: Casual Conversation
WINNER: A Memorial For Wertz
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Best Topic: Constitutional Debate
WINNER: No valid nominations
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Best Topic: Democrat Debate
WINNER: No valid nominations

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Best Topic: Domestic Policy
WINNER: Do we really need Universal Health Care?, Do the benefits outweigh the costs?
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Best Topic: Economy & Business
WINNER: The Blame Game who n what?, From TIME's top 25 list
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Best Topic: Education
WINNER: Arizona State University Invites Obama to Speak, Then Slights Him
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Best Topic: Election 2008
WINNER: Sarah the Scapegoat?, A Rising or Shooting Star for the GOP?
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Best Topic: Environmental Debate
WINNER: The French solution to global warming - nuclear power, How is it working?
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Best Topic: Foreign Policy
WINNER: Modern Day Piracy, Not your usual yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum
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Best Topic: Gender Issues
WINNER: No valid nominations
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Best Topic: General Political Debate
WINNER: Is the GOP dying?, ...or commtting suicide?
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Best Topic: General Social Issues
WINNER: The Purpose of Marriage, Why does marriage exist?
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Best Topic: Health & Medicine
WINNER: No job, no house, 14 kids, Has fertility treatment gone too far?
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Best Topic: History Debate
WINNER: The legacy of George W. Bush's administration, Greatness in challenging times?, or Unequaled incompetence?
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Best Topic: International Issues
WINNER: Russia 'invades' Georgia, War returning to South Ossetia
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Best Topic: Men's Issues
WINNER: No valid nominations
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Best Topic: Principals and Personal Philosophy
WINNER: A Hypocrisy of Morality?, Prostitution v. Pornography
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Best Topic: Race Issues
WINNER: The Magic Negro and the RNC, ...I think this happens at least once a cycle...
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Best Topic: Republican Debate
WINNER: No valid nominations
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Best Topic: Science & Technology
WINNER: No valid nominations
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Best Topic: The Media
WINNER: The shakeup at MSNBC
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Best Topic: War on Terrorism
WINNER: WOT and the Rule of Law, ...how best to hold our public servants accountable?
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Best Topic: Women's Issues
WINNER: Pro-life = anti-choice = anti-women?, Survey results that may surprise you...
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Best Edition of America's Debate Radio
WINNER: October 15, 2009, 142nd edition
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Best Resource
WINNER: FiveThirtyEight.com submitted by Doclotus
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Best Link Within A Post
WINNER: No valid nominations
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Funniest Political Joke
WINNER: No valid nominations
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Best Topic Title
WINNER: YARRR! Heave to matey or you'll feel the effect of me broad, Piracy on the high seas
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Most Convincing Post
WINNER: kalabus in The vote in 08, race and motivation-right or wrong?
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Best Quotation by a Member
WINNER:
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If it was possible to swim in righteous indignation, you would be Michael Phelps.

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Best User Name
WINNER: Cicero
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Best Introduction
WINNER: All ... no ... SOME About Me (Maybe Maybe Not), by Maybe Maybe Not
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Member You Wish Posted More Often
WINNER: Victoria Silverwolf
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Member You Most Want to Meet
WINNER: Droop224
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Member You Would Like Appointed to the USSC
WINNER: JohnfrmCleveland
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Member You Would Most Like to See Elected to Office
WINNER: Dontreadonme
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Best Researcher
WINNER: turnea
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Most Level Headed Member
WINNER: Paladin Elspeth
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Best New Overall Debater or 'Rookie of the Year'
WINNER: Raptavio
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Best Topic Creator
WINNER: turnea
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Best Overall Debater nka The Wertz Award
WINNER: Wertz
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Mrs. Pigpen
post Aug 1 2009, 11:59 PM
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Hurray! Congrats to all winners, and happy anniversary ad.gif. flowers.gif

Has it really been that many years? blink.gif
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Its strange seeing Wertz winning, though theres no doubt he deserved it. Makes me happy but sad at the same time.

Well done every one else smile.gif

(we could do with a clapping smilie)
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QUOTE(moif @ Aug 1 2009, 08:21 PM) *
Its strange seeing Wertz winning, though theres no doubt he deserved it. Makes me happy but sad at the same time.


Absolutely........Wertz most assuredly should have won the first Wertz Award. I have no doubt that he would have won handily anyway, if his untimely passing hadn't occurred.

Congratulations everyone.......and not just for the awards, but for making ad.gif the premiere debate site that it is.
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post Aug 2 2009, 03:55 AM
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QUOTE(Dontreadonme @ Aug 1 2009, 08:11 PM) *
QUOTE(moif @ Aug 1 2009, 08:21 PM) *
Its strange seeing Wertz winning, though theres no doubt he deserved it. Makes me happy but sad at the same time.


Absolutely........Wertz most assuredly should have won the first Wertz Award. I have no doubt that he would have won handily anyway, if his untimely passing hadn't occurred.

Congratulations everyone.......and not just for the awards, but for making ad.gif the premiere debate site that it is.



Wertz deserves it. I'm gonna miss that guy.

And um... in all modesty, thanks for giving me the Rookie of the Year title. (So what do I win? smile.gif ) You guys rule.
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I think it is cool I got best user name. laugh.gif Thanks everybody!

Also, I am glad Raptavio won rookie of the year. He came into AD with a bang and deserves the win. Congrats! thumbsup.gif
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Congratulations, everybody! flowers.gif flowers.gif flowers.gif

Wertz enjoyed giving recognition where it was due. It was a great commemoration of his many hours of thoughtful contributions to ad.gif.

And I'm pleased to have won, too. blush.gif Thank you guys!
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Another year gone by congrats to the winners. thumbsup.gif

And a fitting farewell to Wertz he will be missed.
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