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Barack Obama wins the Peace Prize
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Posted on 10/09/2009 2:06:11 AM PDT by marthemaria

President Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

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what a joke.
1 posted on 10/09/2009 2:06:11 AM PDT by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria

Hey Dude, this is not April the first.


2 posted on 10/09/2009 2:09:07 AM PDT by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: marthemaria

Not after he drops that Big Bomb on the Moon.


3 posted on 10/09/2009 2:09:35 AM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: marthemaria
BARF BAGS>>>>GET-CHUR BARF BAGS!

prisoner6

4 posted on 10/09/2009 2:11:55 AM PDT by prisoner6 (ACORN is nuts!)
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To: marthemaria

WHY???


5 posted on 10/09/2009 2:14:01 AM PDT by Dimez Apart (Absolute Infantry)
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To: marthemaria
CNN used that as a fake headline in an ad?
6 posted on 10/09/2009 2:18:44 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Obama plans to fix America like he fixed his dog)
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To: marthemaria

Well, I guess any organization can jump the shark.

The Nobel Committee’s time is now.

Who nominated the turd, I wonder? It had to have been months ago, maybe even before inauguration.


7 posted on 10/09/2009 2:19:14 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: marthemaria; All

hahahahahaha....yeah, that’s all I have to say.


8 posted on 10/09/2009 2:21:19 AM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: marthemaria

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-president-obama-wins-nobel-peace-prize-2009-10-09-55170


9 posted on 10/09/2009 2:22:44 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: marthemaria
I know! I know! He didn't bomb Rio!
10 posted on 10/09/2009 2:23:43 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: marthemaria

Cool, now he has something in common with Yasser Arafat...


11 posted on 10/09/2009 2:25:00 AM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: tophat9000

That is not funny, and it’s not even clever. It’s just stupid and unintentionally ironic.

Is CNN run by tin-eared morons?

Well, yes.


12 posted on 10/09/2009 2:26:03 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: marthemaria

Farce.


13 posted on 10/09/2009 2:26:08 AM PDT by John W
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To: marthemaria

Are yew makin’ this up??!?!?!


14 posted on 10/09/2009 2:28:00 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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I wonder if he had to show his birth certificate or other form of ID to win, you know kinda like publishers clearing house?


15 posted on 10/09/2009 2:28:35 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: marthemaria
And Mrs. Zero has slave roots.

Up next: Vatican applies them for sainthood.

16 posted on 10/09/2009 2:29:36 AM PDT by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: marthemaria

Idiocy of the highest order.

Words fail me.


17 posted on 10/09/2009 2:30:18 AM PDT by Roccus (My anger is manufactured.......................................in the WHITE HOUSE and CONGRESS!!)
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To: marthemaria

Nobel Peace Prize jumped the shark when AlGore won for his fantasy movie.


18 posted on 10/09/2009 2:32:20 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Life, Liberty and the Department of Happiness)
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To: marthemaria

Hmm, I don’t think Gerry Adams, or anyone involved in the Good Friday agreement that seems to have brought peace to Northern Ireland, ever got one of these.
Being Obama > renouncing violence and ending 30 years of sectarian murder.


19 posted on 10/09/2009 2:34:17 AM PDT by B.Lyle
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To: marthemaria

totally whacked!


20 posted on 10/09/2009 2:36:22 AM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: marthemaria
If memory serves, the Kenyan Clown would be only the second sitting occupant of the Oval Office to receive the prize, after President Theodore Roosevelt for his work in negotiating the treaty ending the Russo-Japanese War. President Carter also received one, but it was well after his tenure in office.

What a bizarre decision by the Nobel committee. The Kenyan Clown has probably done less for world peace than any previous holder of the office, and certainly 9 months seems like an entirely too short period to make an informed decision if they are going to make the decision on general principles rather than specific actions.

21 posted on 10/09/2009 2:36:54 AM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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Comment from World News Now Facebook page-

“I guess they took the bribe money for the Olympic bid and sent it to the Nobel committee instead.


22 posted on 10/09/2009 2:37:39 AM PDT by John W
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To: marthemaria
The man who accomplished nothing to gain the American presidency but won it because of the color of his skin, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize by the same logic.

This is not a time to rejoice because an American has won the Nobel Peace Prize, this is a time to mourn the death of reason.


23 posted on 10/09/2009 2:40:52 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: marthemaria

Give peace a chump.

I have to wake up to this?


24 posted on 10/09/2009 2:45:04 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: marthemaria

....the international community feels bad about diss’n him over the Olybamagames


25 posted on 10/09/2009 2:47:58 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: marthemaria

First response: R U KIDDING?/?????? What the @#$%$! did he do to deserve it?

Okay, now - my first question was how? and then why? so I went to Wikipedia, and wa-la: the Nobel Peace Prize is, in itself, sometimes a “joke” - awarded on political basis.... and “Still others are selected for tireless efforts, as in the examples of Jimmy Carter and Mohamed ElBaradei. Others, even today, are quite controversial, due to the recipient’s political activity, as in the case of Henry Kissinger (1973 laureate), Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat (1978 laureates), Mikhail Gorbachev (1990 laureate) or Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat (1994 laureates). A widely discussed[who?] criticism of the peace-prize are the notable omissions, namely the failure to award individuals with widely recognized contributions to peace.”
And here’s the clincher: “Other infamous nominees included Joseph Stalin and Benito Mussolini. However, since nomination requires only support from one qualified person (e.g., a history professor), these unusual nominations do not represent the opinions of the Nobel committee itself.”

Would be VERY interesting to know who nominated this ding-a-ling. UN F***** BELIEVABLE.


26 posted on 10/09/2009 2:48:12 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (You better HOPE you end up with more than a little CHANGE in your pocket when he's finished.)
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To: nathanbedford

Excellent - you nailed it.


27 posted on 10/09/2009 2:50:02 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (You better HOPE you end up with more than a little CHANGE in your pocket when he's finished.)
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To: marthemaria

The committee is exposed for the joke that it is. Any future winner should be embarrassed and not accept it.


28 posted on 10/09/2009 2:50:03 AM PDT by synbad600
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To: marthemaria

Just when you thought the Nobel Peace Prize couldn’t get any less relevant and ridiculous ...


29 posted on 10/09/2009 2:52:02 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: fivecatsandadog
Would be VERY interesting to know who nominated this ding-a-ling.

Wouldn't it be interesting if it was his buddy, "Skip" Gates.

30 posted on 10/09/2009 2:52:39 AM PDT by csense
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To: marthemaria

Gonna be pretty tough to send more troops to Afghanistan after winning the ‘peace’ prize. Maybe he can just go show his medal to the Taliban and they will become peaceful...


31 posted on 10/09/2009 2:53:38 AM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: marthemaria

IBTZ. You should be zotted just for bringing us the bad news. Kill the messenger. Just make this news go away. Take it back, marthemaria, please take it back.

At least the moon gets bombed this morning.

When Obama and his posse go to Sweden to accept the award he’ll give one of his holier then you are speeches, talk about peace on earth goodwill to men, and pull the wool over everyone’s eyes again. If anyone on the Nobel committee had me Rahm they would have changed their minds.


32 posted on 10/09/2009 2:54:21 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: marthemaria

He hasn’t done anything (aside from pissing all over our country in the UN), but those pinkos, dictators, and commies really love him.


33 posted on 10/09/2009 2:55:01 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: BlueStateBlues

should read “had met Rahm”


34 posted on 10/09/2009 2:55:09 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart. . . . .Palin 2012----can't come soon enough!)
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To: csense

Yep. That’s exacly what I’m thinking....


35 posted on 10/09/2009 2:55:15 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (You better HOPE you end up with more than a little CHANGE in your pocket when he's finished.)
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To: nathanbedford
Forget the Nobel committee--the entire human race has jumped the shark.

That this man, who wrote two autobiographies without accomplishing anything of note, and became president because Americans wanted to show Europe that we're not racists, has won this prize after 9 months in the most powerful office on the planet proves only that the Nobel folks want to give him a push so he can institute European-style healthcare.

There is something frightening about that.

36 posted on 10/09/2009 2:55:56 AM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: marthemaria

IIrena Sendler - 1910 - 2008 ; member of resistance saved lives of 2,500 Polish Jews

By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer May 12, 2008

Fate may have led Irena Sendler to the moment almost 70 years ago when she began to risk her life for the children of strangers. But for this humble Polish Catholic social worker, who was barely 30 when one of history's most nightmarish chapters unfolded before her, the pivotal influence was something her parents had drummed into her.

"I was taught that if you see a person drowning," she said, "you must jump into the water to save them, whether you can swim or not." · Irena Sendler

When the Nazis occupying Poland began rounding up Jews in 1940 and sending them to the Warsaw ghetto, Sendler plunged in. With daring and ingenuity, she saved the lives of more than 2,500 Jews, most of them children, a feat that went largely unrecognized until the last years of her life.

...

By 1942, when the deadly intentions of the Nazis had become clear, Sendler joined a Polish underground organization, Zegota. She recruited 10 close friends -- a group that would eventually grow to 25, all but one of them women -- and began rescuing Jewish children. She and her friends smuggled the children out in boxes, suitcases, sacks and coffins, sedating babies to quiet their cries. Some were spirited away through a network of basements and secret passages. Operations were timed to the second.

Last year, Sendler was honored by the Polish Senate and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which brought dozens of reporters to her door. She told one of them she was wearying of the attention. "Every child saved with my help is the justification of my existence on this Earth," she said, "and not a title to glory." Sendler, who was the last living member of her group of rescuers, is survived by a daughter and a granddaughter.

 

SHE LOST TO AL GORE!  NOW SHE LOSES TO OBAMA!

No comment.

37 posted on 10/09/2009 2:57:12 AM PDT by Matt_Rel
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To: marthemaria
Here's the official press release from the Nobel Committee:

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population.

For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world's leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama's appeal that "Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges."

Oslo, October 9, 2009

http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2009/press.html

What an embarrassment. They are giving the Kenyan Clown the Nobel Peace Prize on this basis? Good gracious, I would think then that John Lennon and Yoko Ono should have also received a string of them.

They should change the name to the Nobel (Affirmative Action) Peace Prize.

38 posted on 10/09/2009 2:58:09 AM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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The nominations had to be in by Feb 1st.

He was nominated two weeks after he became president.

39 posted on 10/09/2009 2:59:22 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: marthemaria

This man has done absolutely nothing in his entire life to warrant this award.

This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Nobel Prize in Peace is only a political tool used by far left elements to promote their agenda.

Obama freed no one.

Obama ended no conflicts.

He spoke from a teleprompter. Big deal.

This is all part of the mind meld the newly empowered radicals are trying to foist upon America to warp our values and weaken our thinking.

He was nominated for the prize when he was in office for only 2 WEEKS!

This is a mockery of peace.

This is a man who could not even speak up for days while Iranians were being beaten in the streets.

This is a man who weakens America with his every act.

This is a man who should never be a Commander in Chief.

Now we know why he was dithering on Afghanistan—it wouldn’t look good for a “war-monger” to win a peace prize.

It has come down to this—a teleprompter won a Nobel Prize.


40 posted on 10/09/2009 3:01:41 AM PDT by exit82 (Sarah Palin is President No. 45. Get behind her, GOP, or get out of the way.)
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I believe it is a motion that will get him stuck...he will not be able to move troops into Afganistan...he is now bound by the world. He no longer belongs to the U.S alone.


41 posted on 10/09/2009 3:03:01 AM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Nominations had to be made before Feb. 1. He was only in office for two weeks.


42 posted on 10/09/2009 3:04:37 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: marthemaria

Hi,

After you read it ALL it says: “Wins As Best American Socialist Commie Of The Year”

Just like Al Gore got it it to!

Socialist just ‘Reaffirming’ these guys anti-American socialists beliefs...given out by a BUNCH OF “SOCIALIST COMMIES”! From Socialist Commie country’s.

I would laugh if it was funny...but it is SO SAD!

Peace!
Dan

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http://iraqsinconvenienttruth.com/


43 posted on 10/09/2009 3:06:03 AM PDT by Iraqs Inconvenient Truth.
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The mullahs are literally rolling on the floor and laughing their a$$es off.


44 posted on 10/09/2009 3:06:52 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Texas4ever

Three years from now when things are a mess and he is like Carter in 1979-80 this will look pretty silly.

I almost laughed when I saw the headline. I thought, oh those satire sites are at it again! Then I thought I was going to barf.

How soon now before another chorus of school kids is out there singing his praises like he is *better* than Jesus??


45 posted on 10/09/2009 3:07:05 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: marthemaria

I had to check out DU. 95% of them are ecstatic ... but the rest are like us, scratching their heads saying, “what did he do?”


46 posted on 10/09/2009 3:07:38 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Darkwolf377
For God' s sake don't tell John McCain that he can win the Nobel Peace Prize by bad mouthing his country in the way he bad mouths his party-or McCain will certainly be the next recipient.

You are absolutely right, it is dispiriting and disquieting to know that the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to a man on the basis of no accomplishment whatsoever except having achieved the right skin pigment and having pronounced an indictment of his own country. It reveals the depths of anti-Americanism in many elitist circles in Europe and elsewhere, not excluding the United States. It reveals the power of the left to manipulate the world by manipulating its own institutions. It confirms that much of the world has been given over to agitprop and has abandoned decency.

The evidence accumulates that we are in a very very dangerous world.

One need only reflect for a minute that George Bush has liberated tens of millions of people and kept the world safe from a terrorist holocaust. For this he is reviled while the man who has made the world he inherited as president less safe while simultaneously undermining the ability of his own country to keep the world safe, is made laureate.

God help us all.


47 posted on 10/09/2009 3:08:22 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: mware

YIKES


48 posted on 10/09/2009 3:08:56 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: TNCMAXQ

If we are honest and truly seeking what is biblical...we know how this goes...its not pretty...but in the end we will be ok.


49 posted on 10/09/2009 3:09:36 AM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: marthemaria

What the hell for??? He hasn’t done anything...oh I know..he had a choose between nobel n olympics... Its all about him


50 posted on 10/09/2009 3:10:08 AM PDT by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd,you get no further than the crowd")
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