User Tag List

First 23456 Last

Results 31 to 40 of 128

  1. #31
    Senior Member Timmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    9w8
    Posts
    127

    Default

    Are you serious? They did what? For what? I didn't know that "extraordinary efforts" was a qualificitation for this....I, wrongly it seems, assumed you actually had to accomplish something. If "effort" was the only criteria, then I guess I should have received one for Intermediate Accounting, even though I only pulled a "C" out of that class.

    This REALLY shows how "social promotion" and the dumbing-down of accomplishments has become the norm for our world.

    I am sickitated.

  2. #32
    ^He pronks, too! Magic Poriferan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    MBTI
    Yin
    Enneagram
    One sx/sp
    Posts
    13,905

    Default

    Back from earlier today!

    Yes, I like what the Slate article said. I was thinking almost the exam same thing as I was walking to a dental appointment. Pretty much everything the article said was right, and I'd like to add that someone who politely declines the nobel prize is more awesome than someone who accepts it.

    Ahem. I didn't think Al Gore receiving it was total bullshit, but then before even getting to the merits of Al Gore's contribution in particular, I have to consider that apparently half of this forum doesn't even believe in global warming Also, Gore was a joint recipient along with a whole panel. The point is, I think that awarding may substantially more sense than this one. In fact, it would have made more sense to give the prize to Bono. Bono has made a greater tangible world contribution than Obama up to this point.

    Hint to Obama: Organize a human aid concert. Oh, wait, you don't have any motivation to now, you just a got a Nobel prize. Well, please do earn it in retrospect at least.
    Go to sleep, iguana.


    _________________________________
    INTP. Type 1>6>5. sx/sp.
    Live and let live will just amount to might makes right

  3. #33
    Senior Member kathara's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    MBTI
    INTP
    Enneagram
    5
    Posts
    167

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by avolkiteshvara View Post
    He deserves it.

    He has worked really hard. Plus he is the first black president.
    You are ironical, yes?

  4. #34
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Enneagram
    9w8
    Posts
    3,187

    Default

    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

  5. #35
    Senior Member Timmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    9w8
    Posts
    127

    Default

    As a friend put it, they awarded Obama the NPP on credit....personally, I think this was a subprime offering, but given the Big O's success at fixing the credit and housing markets, I am certain it will be only a few months before he really earns that NPP.

  6. #36
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Enneagram
    9w8
    Posts
    3,187

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy View Post
    As a friend put it, they awarded Obama the NPP on credit....personally, I think this was a subprime offering, but given the Big O's success at fixing the credit and housing markets, I am certain it will be only a few months before he really earns that NPP.
    Fixing credit and fixing housing? What!?!?

  7. #37
    Senior Member Timmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    MBTI
    ENTP
    Enneagram
    9w8
    Posts
    127

    Default

    "What's that smell in this room? Didn't you notice it Brick? Didn't you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of sarcasm in this room?...There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of sarcasm."


    with apologies to Tennessee Williams.....

  8. #38
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Enneagram
    9w8
    Posts
    3,187

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy View Post
    "What's that smell in this room? Didn't you notice it Brick? Didn't you notice a powerful and obnoxious odor of sarcasm in this room?...There ain't nothin' more powerful than the odor of sarcasm."


    with apologies to Tennessee Williams.....
    Sorry. I'm getting so used to hearing people say the most ridiculous otherworldly s*** in all seriousness that I can't even tell when someone is being sarcastic anymore. It's really that bad.

  9. #39
    failure to thrive AphroditeGoneAwry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    INfj
    Enneagram
    451 sx/so
    Socionics
    ENFj Ni
    Posts
    5,651

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Risen View Post
    Sorry. I'm getting so used to hearing people say the most ridiculous otherworldly s*** in all seriousness that I can't even tell when someone is being sarcastic anymore. It's really that bad.
    Maybe your N sarcasm gauge isn't too hot.
    Ni/Ti/Fe/Si
    4w5 5w4 1w9
    ~Torah observant, Christ inspired~
    Life Path 11

    The more one loves God, the more it is that having nothing in the world means everything, and the less one loves God, the more it is that having everything in the world means nothing.

    Do not resist an evil person, but to him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer also the other. ~Matthew 5:39

    songofmary.wordpress.com


  10. #40
    Permabanned
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    MBTI
    ISTP
    Enneagram
    9w8
    Posts
    3,187

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    Maybe your N sarcasm gauge isn't too hot.
    I might blame you for that.

Similar Threads

  1. Nobel Peace Prize for Malala
    By Bilateral Entry in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-14-2012, 02:55 PM
  2. Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize
    By Ethereal in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 12-16-2009, 12:49 AM
  3. Was it “politically expedient” for Obama to “accept” the Nobel Peace Prize
    By Vizconde in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 169
    Last Post: 10-13-2009, 05:28 PM
  4. Nobel Peace Prize: A world sigh of relief?
    By coberst in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-11-2009, 02:11 PM
  5. Obama Wins.
    By Eldanen in forum Politics, History, and Current Events
    Replies: 307
    Last Post: 11-17-2008, 05:28 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO