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Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize
(London) Times ^ | October 9, 2009 | Michael Binyon

Posted on 10/09/2009 6:03:54 AM PDT by Zakeet

The award of this year’s Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in many capitals and probably deep embarrassment by the President himself.

Rarely has an award had such an obvious political and partisan intent. It was clearly seen by the Norwegian Nobel committee as a way of expressing European gratitude for an end to the Bush Administration, approval for the election of America’s first black president and hope that Washington will honour its promise to re-engage with the world.

Instead, the prize risks looking preposterous in its claims, patronising in its intentions and demeaning in its attempt to build up a man who has barely begun his period in office, let alone achieved any tangible outcome for peace.

The pretext for the prize was Mr Obama’s decision to “strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”. Many people will point out that, while the President has indeed promised to “reset” relations with Russia and offer a fresh start to relations with the Muslim world, there is little so far to show for his fine words.

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The world reacts to the Big Wee Wee's big honor

1 posted on 10/09/2009 6:03:54 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Now his narcissism will really kick in.


2 posted on 10/09/2009 6:05:14 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Zakeet

The Big O is in good company—Al Gore, Jimmy Carter.


3 posted on 10/09/2009 6:05:34 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: Zakeet
It looks like everyone gets it.

The new name for this award:

The Ignoble Piss Nonprize

4 posted on 10/09/2009 6:06:41 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Zakeet
and probably deep embarrassment by the President himself.

Are you kidding? This probably has Obama's ego inflated even more, something many experts thought impossible.

5 posted on 10/09/2009 6:07:05 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Zakeet

Our guys are spilling their blood in the sand and this b*astard can’t decide what to do about it and getting peace awards...I give up.


6 posted on 10/09/2009 6:07:09 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
The Big O is in good company—Al Gore, Jimmy Carter.

Carter and Gore had to do more than vote "present" to get theirs.

7 posted on 10/09/2009 6:07:43 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Thank you. I'm here all week. Try the veal.)
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To: Zakeet
The award of this year’s Nobel peace prize to President Obama will be met with widespread incredulity, consternation in many capitals and probably deep embarrassment by the President himself.

You had me up until "the President himself",Mr Binyon.Hussein believes he deserves everything he's ever gotten....and more!

Embarrassment? Don't make me laugh.

8 posted on 10/09/2009 6:08:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Don’t forget Arafat.

No, 0bama winning this prize doesn’t make a mockery of the Nobel - it already was a mockery.

This just puts the cherry on top.


9 posted on 10/09/2009 6:08:15 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Zakeet

This is from an ABC article:

“The deadline for nominations is February 1, meaning Obama would’ve been nominated after being in office for just 11 days.”

Gawdawful.


10 posted on 10/09/2009 6:08:35 AM PDT by Matt Hatter
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To: Zakeet

It’s a blatantly transparent move to keep any military action from being taken on Iran, and to influence Zero’s decision on Afghanistan.

It will probably work, too. Zero only mirrors.


11 posted on 10/09/2009 6:09:10 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: Zakeet
So the Nobel Committee has signed to Affirmative Action?<p.

The peace prize is now the Nobel “Miss Congeniality” award.

12 posted on 10/09/2009 6:09:37 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: Zakeet

Don’t forget the money. It’s a payoff.

Can it be that our president and the security of our country can be bought so cheaply?


13 posted on 10/09/2009 6:10:24 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: unkus

14 posted on 10/09/2009 6:11:18 AM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: Zakeet
Rarely has an award had such an obvious political and partisan intent.

Actually, I think it's quite traditional to award a booby-prize to whoever comes in last in the Olympic race.
The Nobel Committee should be praised for being so considerate.
It would be improper to have the Messiah appear on the World Stage and let him go home empty handed.

15 posted on 10/09/2009 6:11:21 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Zakeet
The Nobel Peace Prize has been a joke for years and the process polluted. MEANS NOTHING They nominated him on 02/01/09 based on the promises he made (sound familiar?).
16 posted on 10/09/2009 6:11:56 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (In Defense of Liberty.........Radicalism may be necessary.)
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To: Zakeet
The Nomination Period ENDED just two weeks after the Inauguration....plenty of time to "earn" this recognition by the Messiah.....

What a joke. Almost as silly as Algore's Nobel Prize win!

17 posted on 10/09/2009 6:12:07 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gots to worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gots to buy no gas...Obama gonna take care o' me!")
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To: Zakeet
and probably deep embarrassment by the President himself.

Oh....puhleeeeze. This narcissistic a-hole is loving it.

18 posted on 10/09/2009 6:12:07 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

If it’s not a payoff, let him donate it to the Federal Government to help reduce the brobdinagian debt.


19 posted on 10/09/2009 6:12:19 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Zakeet

A joke of an award for a joke of a ‘president’.

The Kenyan next should receive an Oscar for ACTING like a Natural-born Citizen


20 posted on 10/09/2009 6:12:30 AM PDT by Mr. K (THIS ADMINISTRATION IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY DAMMIT DAMMIT DAMMIT!!!!!)
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To: Zakeet
It's the “Obamanation era”... awards given for “trying”... I guess we'll just have to supplant the saying “all the credibility of a Ted Kennedy neckbrace” or “all the credibility of an Elvis black belt” with, “all the credibility of an Obama Nobel Peace Prize”.

The world is a much more dangerous place with this arrogant, self-aggrandizing, America-hating ignoramus. Pathetic and depressing to say the least.

21 posted on 10/09/2009 6:13:56 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: Lazamataz
The peace prize has been a joke for a long time but this takes it to new levels of absurdity. What will they say when Obama’s weakness brings about a nuclear armed Iran and nuclear war? We shouldn't expect the pedophiles who hand out this prize to understand the concept of achieving peace through strength.
22 posted on 10/09/2009 6:14:34 AM PDT by peeps36 (Democrats Don't Need No Stinking Input From You Little People)
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To: peeps36

Maybe they should give two more two the Obama daughters. Why not, they’ve done just as much as their dad?


23 posted on 10/09/2009 6:15:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Zakeet

This was his compensation prize for losing the Olympics.


24 posted on 10/09/2009 6:16:06 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (This country elected an empty suit, an absolute economic illiterate!!!)
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To: Zakeet

Yasser Arafat had some big shoes to fill, but ObamaCare will cut off our Seniors, and I guess thats good enough for the Nobel Cmte


25 posted on 10/09/2009 6:16:10 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: peeps36

This is like awarding a Harvard Degree to a 5 year old on his 10th day of Kindergarten.


26 posted on 10/09/2009 6:16:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
The Big O is in good company—Al Gore, Jimmy Carter.

Algore won the Peace Prize???
Hmmmm.... my memory must be getting fuzzy...
I could've sworn he was nominated in the Junk Science category.

27 posted on 10/09/2009 6:16:31 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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To: Zakeet

Just when it seemed he had to be ruled out as the Anti-Christ.


28 posted on 10/09/2009 6:17:11 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American (u)
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To: Zakeet

"The whole world is laughing! The whole world is laughing!"

29 posted on 10/09/2009 6:17:29 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“The Big O is in good company—Al Gore, Jimmy Carter.”

Also...Adolph Hitler, Yasser Arafat and noteably missing are Pope John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush, and George W Bush. So, what kind of award is it really? Phony baloney...


30 posted on 10/09/2009 6:17:58 AM PDT by Wpin (I do not regret my admiration for W)
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To: Zakeet
obama is presiding over two wars, has dozens of foreign detainees in Gitmo, has caused record divisiveness and political unrest at home...and has basically accomplished nothing domestically other than to run up the deficit. Internationally he's done nothing but embarrass the United States and encourage despots, dictators, and terrorists.

WTF is the Nobel Committee thinking?

31 posted on 10/09/2009 6:18:06 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: Willie Green

Al Gore beat Irena Sendler but all she did was saved Jews from death by genocide.


32 posted on 10/09/2009 6:18:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Zakeet

I like this response:

The Nobel Prize for literature goes to...

Ozzie Osbourne!!!

And the Nobel Prize for medicine goes to...

Dr. Phil!!!!


33 posted on 10/09/2009 6:19:55 AM PDT by Seruzawa (If you agree with the French raise your hand - If you are French raise both hands.)
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To: MrB
You're right. Nobel is a meaningless political joke now.

Hey Nobel Committee, if you're reading this, please do not ever consider me for any Nobel prize. I will not accept your cheesy "award" under any circumstances.

34 posted on 10/09/2009 6:19:55 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: ThunderSleeps
WTF is the Nobel Committee thinking? Its the death rattles of Bush Derrangement Syndrome.
35 posted on 10/09/2009 6:20:43 AM PDT by Lawgvr1955 (You can never have too much cowbell !!)
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To: Zakeet

It was already a mockery.


36 posted on 10/09/2009 6:21:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Brave amateurs....they do their part.)
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To: traditional1

37 posted on 10/09/2009 6:21:24 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Brave amateurs....they do their part.)
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To: Zakeet

Risks??????????????????? Did you say Risks?????????????????????? LOL!!


38 posted on 10/09/2009 6:21:54 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Zakeet

Remember, it’s not actually a prize-prize!


39 posted on 10/09/2009 6:22:37 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Lazamataz

It’s like declaring the winner of the world series after the National Anthem plays at the first game.


40 posted on 10/09/2009 6:23:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: traditional1

Yes, the ‘committee obviously didn’t realize someone would note the date discrepancy.LMAO!


41 posted on 10/09/2009 6:24:18 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Seruzawa

LOL! Excellent!


42 posted on 10/09/2009 6:25:02 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: silverleaf

It’s like declaring an unborn fetus as UN General Secretary.


43 posted on 10/09/2009 6:25:08 AM PDT by Lazamataz (DEFINITION: rac-ist (rA'sis't) 1. Anyone who disagrees with a liberal about any topic.)
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To: Zakeet
It reveals the stupidity of the Eurotrash. No sane person would believe Obama is deserving of a Nobel Prize!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

44 posted on 10/09/2009 6:25:50 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

My first thought. Here’s this moron embarrassed by the IOC, and 2 days later they ‘rehabilitate’ his image with this worthless POS prize!


45 posted on 10/09/2009 6:26:07 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Lazamataz

OK, we need to start a separate thread! LOL!

Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize is like....


46 posted on 10/09/2009 6:27:32 AM PDT by silverleaf (If we are astroturf, why are the democrats trying to mow us?)
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To: Zakeet

There is so much lurve in the air right now!


47 posted on 10/09/2009 6:28:51 AM PDT by Dallas59 (No To O)
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To: unkus

Now his narcissism will really kick in.”

What is the line on how long it will be before Europe begs for a George Bush clone to be sitting in the Oval Office.??

Britain is overrun with Islamists, draining that small country’s economy.

The destruction of the Western society will put the world back to the 7th Century.

USA spends billions each year helping Africa with food and medical aid.
Will ANY Islamic nation do that? With 7th century economy?

I don’t see it.


48 posted on 10/09/2009 6:28:58 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Oztrich Boy

Considering it took 20 years after his presidency for Jimma to get his and only 8 months after being elected for this idiot we are in deep do do. Even AlGore at least made a propaganda movie to get his.

Perhaps, it is the fact that Nobel made his fortune selling explosives that should give us comfort. Would this fit the epithet of “not worth the powder...”?


49 posted on 10/09/2009 6:29:11 AM PDT by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: cripplecreek
Al Gore beat Irena Sendler but all she did was saved Jews from death by genocide.

I think Tom Delay deserves the Nobel Prize in Physics or Medicine for Dancing With The Stars with a stress fracture.

50 posted on 10/09/2009 6:29:45 AM PDT by Willie Green (Go Pat Go!!!)
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