Friday, October 09, 2009

You're talking about stuff I haven't done yet in the past tense and it's driving me crazy.

We don't often get all political up in this piece and this isn't so much a political comment as more a rhetorical question to express incredulity.

By now you've heard that Barack Obama has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Normally, I don't get too concerned about these things because they're so subjective and often make little sense to my small brain.

But this time I have to ask one question: What was so impressive and peace creating about Obama's thirteen (13) days as president* that merited a nomination, let alone dominance over the rest of the planet of peace pursuers?

I personally made peace many times among my kiddos during 2008 where there was no peace and I didn't even get a nomination? That's an outrage!

Seriously, and interestingly enough, at least one commentator thinks Obama should turn it down. That might be a great PR move, actually. Rush Limbaugh thinks this is a "greater embarrassment" (for Obama) than not getting the Olympics.

P.S. I wonder if Kanye is going to show up at the award ceremony to suggest someone he deems more worthy.
The deadline for 2009 nominations for said Nobel Peace Prize was February 1st, 2009.

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At 09 October, 2009 16:56, Blogger Strong Tower said...

I haven't commented yet because you haven't posted anything yet, but I like what you will have to say.

At 09 October, 2009 17:05, Blogger etoc said...

Obama did ONE big thing that got him this award: He wasn't George Bush. All this shows is how much the rest of the world detested our former President.

At 09 October, 2009 17:18, Anonymous RonH said...

Oh, c'mon. He deserves it. I mean, he really, really wants there to be peace eventually. What more can you ask of a guy?

I really, really want to discover antigravity someday. I expect to be receiving my Nobel for Physics soon!

At 09 October, 2009 17:43, Blogger GUNNY said...

In the piece Strong mentioned is the following: "Obama is no Hitler. That is not the point."

Funny, but I came across this recently:
"I've HAD IT with people comparing Obama to Hitler! Hitler got the Olympics, after all."

etoc, that really is the only thing that makes sense, though as Ron suggests, it must be an award given on credit.

I wish they could have just given the World Series trophy a week ago, when everyone thought they would at least make it there against the Yankees.

At 09 October, 2009 20:04, Blogger Jade said...

As I've said to some of my friends today, that I woke up this morning to learn that pigs do fly and Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. And then I thought to myself, did I just slept for 10 years and missed out on all these monumental achievements this supposedly great president did during that time?! But then I looked at the calender and it was still the same year I recalled Obama was inaugurated. Infact, CNN noted:

Nominations for the prize had to be postmarked by February 1 -- only 12 days after Obama took office. The committee sent out its solicitation for nominations last September -- two months before Obama was elected president.

So that would mean that Obama was solicited for the Nobel Peace Prize BEFORE the Presidential election occurred on Nov 4. And what could merit nomination for some thing as prestigious as the Nobel Peace prize when he was only 12 days into office? He barely knew his way around the White House then? Something tells me that the cart went before the horse....

And the confusion is not only felt among conservatives. A liberal friend who supported Obama wrote me the following:

Good grief, may be I will nominate you for next year. You know, your ability to bring conservatives and liberals together without killing each other, and walking the streets of Boston with a yankee hat without being mugged!

Well there you go! Even now I have the potential to win the Nobel Peace prize! :o) And when that happens, you've got to start wondering what the Norwegians (or is it Swedes?!) are smoking ....

At 09 October, 2009 20:09, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This all kinda seems like "FFPG" (Fun, Fair, Positive Government). You know, only encouragement allowed. No criticism or instruction at all. You might get thrown out of the game.

I think I should win the Nobel Peace Prize for not hitting the woman at Target yesterday! :D

At 09 October, 2009 21:07, Anonymous Lance said...

This just in . . . The Dallas Cowboys have been awarded the 2010 Lombardi Trophy, because Tony Romo is just too doggoned cute.

At 10 October, 2009 12:43, Blogger Rev. said...

Al Gore winning a Nobel Prize was a bit much...but at least he actually did something (to contribute to the field (after inventing the internet, of course).

At 11 October, 2009 15:51, Blogger Jade said...

Well Gunny, I guess now it's REALLY OVER. I suppose for you, it was over a few days ago....

So did you also see the sweeping of the RedSox? I told you the Angels is a force to be reckon with! Did you watch the game? The Red Sox momentum has been going down in the past months and I really didn't think they could withstand the Angels. I could only hope now that the Yankees will defeat them! But I'm getting ahead of myself; let's put away the Twins first!

BTW I really don't know why the Yankees ever gave up Abreu. I mean that man is feeding positive energy into the offense.... the Yanks were just fools for giving him up. I sure hope they're not going to regret it!

At 11 October, 2009 22:54, Blogger Rev. said...

Isn't it just like a New Yorker to bring the Yankees into a Nobel Peace Prize discussion? ; )

At this point, I'm pulling for the Halos all the way.

At 11 October, 2009 23:00, Blogger Jade said...

Rev wrote:
Isn't it just like a New Yorker to bring the Yankees into a Nobel Peace Prize discussion? ; )

HAHAHAHA ... I posted on the wrong thread! HAHAHAHA ... hey at least my team won today! :ob

What can I say? What do you do with those damn Yankees?! ;ob Can't help it if they keep winning!


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