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    Default Nobel Peace Prize: A world sigh of relief?

    Nobel Peace Prize: A world sigh of relief?

    Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize might represent a world wide sigh of relief.

    The United States, the most powerful nation on this planet, follows up eight years of President George Bush with an election in which the Republican Party chooses an aging John McCann with running mate Sarah Palin as contender for the presidency and finally elects President Barack Obama.

    Scary stuff!!

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    Why would it bring about any relief? Didn't they give one to Henry Kissinger?

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    Yeah, that was the final nail in the coffin for the Nobels. For me, at least, they lost all credibility.

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    The committe deciding the Nobel Peace Prize this year sounded something like this:

    "What kind of message do we want to send the world this year about peace?"
    "Give it to someone who helped end a war."
    "Nah, too obvious."
    "How about reducing poverty or global warming?"
    "Nah, we really need a concise clear message about what we think it most important."
    "We hate Bush?"
    "Ding! Ding! Ding! Winnar!!!"
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    Hearing that Obama got it was like the "WTF?" moment of my week.

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    Doesn't make sense to me.

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    The exact reason/criteria Obama was given the award for was for "Participation"... the intent to participate i guess, since even Obama said it couldn't have been based on his accomplishments. Just wow. Do you know what other far left and progressive winners and nominees there have been, and the only other sitting presidents to get the prize?

    Communists/fascists:
    Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini

    Progressive (far left wing of the political spectrum in policy) presidents:
    Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, now Barack Obama

    Idiots:
    Al Gore, Jimmy Carter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risen View Post
    The exact reason/criteria Obama was given the award for was for "Participation"... the intent to participate i guess, since even Obama said it couldn't have been based on his accomplishments. Just wow. Do you know what other far left and progressive winners and nominees there have been, and the only other sitting presidents to get the prize?

    Communists/fascists:
    Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini

    Progressive (far left wing of the political spectrum in policy) presidents:
    Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, now Barack Obama

    Idiots:
    Al Gore
    You put Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson in one political camp?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    You put Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson in one political camp?
    Progressivism. Look it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    The committe deciding the Nobel Peace Prize this year sounded something like this:

    "What kind of message do we want to send the world this year about peace?"
    "Give it to someone who helped end a war."
    "Nah, too obvious."
    "How about reducing poverty or global warming?"
    "Nah, we really need a concise clear message about what we think it most important."
    "We hate Bush?"
    "Ding! Ding! Ding! Winnar!!!"

    Yep.

    This was a dog treat given to the USA for electing someone who isn't a Bush or Bush-like substance. "Here boy! Who knows how to elect someone Europe likes? Who's a good boy? USA is! Yes you are! Yes you are!"

    Bleh.
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