Skip to comments.Al Gore Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Posted on 02/01/2007 10:20:03 AM PST by Grendel9
OSLO, Norway (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore was nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his wide-reaching efforts to draw the world's attention to the dangers of global warming, a Norwegian lawmaker said Thursday. "A prerequisite for winning the Nobel Peace Prize is making a difference, and Al Gore has made a difference," Conservative Member of Parliament Boerge Brende, a former minister of environment and then of trade, told The Associated Press.
Isn't this the same group that gave an award to Jimmuh Carter? That pretty well puts their credibility at zero.
[Isn't this the same group that gave an award to Jimmuh Carter? That pretty well puts their credibility at zero.]
Now THAT, my friend, in an inconvient truth!
It can go right into the trash along with Yassar Arafat's Nobel for Terrorism, excuse me, "Peace".
What a pathetic left wing joke the Nobel has become.
The left is very clever to take over the Foundations.
So was ex-Illinois Governor/Crook George Ryan, who is currently convicted and waiting outcome of his appeal before heading off to the hoosegow.
Nominations are kept secret for 50 years.
Excuse me, but what in th' heck does global warming have to do with world peace? To the contrary, if every country really bought in to AlGore's 'the sky is falling' claptrap, there'd be wars over CO2 emissions. As usual, the Nobel prize is will be used as a political comment which will, as usual, mean absolutely nothing.
Al Gore has made a difference for LEFTIST causes, therefore he qualifies for the Nobel...
It is so sad how the Nobel Prizes have become political statements instead of really recognizing people of merit.
Gore desires this award as much as Arafat.
It's a political pinhead award.
They both have the same desires...global admiration...but Gore deserves this award just as much as Carter and Arafat.
Apparently, the Nobel Peace Prize has no real and lasting importance to the world as a whole.
This seems to be a slap in the face to Bill Clinton than a praise of Algore.
As always, MHO.
The only good thing about him winning, if he does, is that it will drive Bill Clinton mad!
Yes he has, but can he make clouds go away?
Gore desires Arafat? Not my cup of tea. Not anyone's really.
Imagine, receiving a $1M award for producting a movie based on non-scientic fact. WTF am I doing driving a truck OTR.
IT IS ALL A LIE! I know, I'm shouting...I have to!
Alfred Nobel, much like many other philanthropists such as Rockefeller and Carnegie, would be turning over in his grave knowing how deviant leftists control his well intentioned legacy.
Don't make the mistake of equating the Nobel Prize to the Nobel Peace Prize. These are two completely different prizes.
There are currently two "unofficial" prizes the Nobel committee gives away: The Peace Prize and The Literature Prize. Both have never been officially sanctioned as part of the Alfred Nobel program.
The real prizes given in Chemistry, Medicine, Physics and Economics are very much respected and recognized worldwide for what they are - the finest award in the world for the best scientific achievement in those respective fields.
It is the Peace and Literature prizes that have been littered with Liberal and stupified nominations. With that said, the Literature prize has been given in the past to deserving writers. However, the Peace prize is completely "unofficial" and is not truly recognized around the world as a true Nobel prize.
Please tell me this is from Scrappleface!
Folks if Jimmy can win it why not Al.
Just like Carter and Arafat.
And they did such a good job the middle east is still at peace. /sarcasm
I was unaware of this.
Do you have a link or a reference for this?
I was under the impression that the Peace Prize was Nobel's idea.
Nobels and Oscars are all very well, but I for one won't be impressed until Al wins for the two-step on Dancing With The Stars.
Anybody can be nominated. I think all it takes is a letter from a Congressman and you're in. A radio talk show host in Los Angeles got such a letter after executed killer Tookie Williams got nominated. The radio guy just wanted to prove how easy it was to get nominated. He wouldn't reveal the name of the Congressman because it was just a big joke, but he was officially nominated.
He could use some dance instruction. Do you remember him and Tipper lumbering around the stage to Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow" at the '92 Democrat Convention? That sight totally ruined that song for me.
So the devaluing of the Nobel Peace Prize continues.
So he has made global warming go away?
Could we all get together and nominate Kristinn?
"There are currently two "unofficial" prizes the Nobel committee gives away: The Peace Prize and The Literature Prize. Both have never been officially sanctioned as part of the Alfred Nobel program."
You may want to check the Nobel Prize website to get accurate information--they include peace and literature with the other categories you mention, and they've been giving them away since 1901. Nothing unoffical about that. Also, remember that Carter received it in large part because of Habitat for Humanity as well as the work done by the Carter Center in attempting to peacefully resolve conflict.
He may have been a bad president, but it's hard to imagine begrudging or condemning him for his post-presidency work. Isn't Habitat for Humanity exactly the sort of non-federal-government, volunteer-based program that we are aiming for with faith-based initiatives?
Yeah, his post-presidential diplomacy really made a difference on that whole North Korean nuke thing, huh?
"Habitat for Humanity" (unless you're a Jew)
I guess Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías will be next.
C'mon, Spok! Let's not get too reasonable here!
Mr. Nobel was the inventor of Dynamite, so naturally
they want to keep those prizes in the persepctive!
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