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Obama snags the Nobel Peace Prize


nobelz.gifMaybe those besotted Nobel panelists got the Obama charm dust sprinkled in their eyes when he made that campaign lap through Europe in 2008.

What better way to demonstrate the hipness of the Peace Prize than to give it to the biggest rock star going at the time...bigger than Bono, even.

That was then. They might have had second thoughts after Surge II, Afghan Version, but it's poor form to yank it after it's been awarded and the guy's already been fitted for his white tie and tails.

At least the honoree had the grace to point out the, um, awkwardness of it all in his acceptance speech, and it'll never come close to the embarrassment suffered after they gave it in a three-way split to Yasser Arafat, who probably melted his third of the medal into bullets or something.

Remember when you were a kid, and your parents bought you new sneakers a couple of sizes too big because they knew your feet would eventually grow into them? And you spent a few months tripping over the big, floppy toes?

Maybe we should think of it like that.

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I remember when this medal was awarded to people who really did something. Something that made a difference to humanity. Obama’s a f*cking joke, he hasn’t done anything except put our country more in debt by throwing (pretend) money at our problems and pacifying the brain dead liberals that think he’s making a difference. You all wanted change, you got it. The only problem is that it’s been a change for the worse. This prestigious award has been made into a joke and doesn’t mean anything anymore.......
Especially NOW!


DTA,
Thanks for including the asterisk.


"Remember when you were a kid, and your parents bought you new sneakers a couple of sizes too big because they knew your feet would eventually grow into them?"

It's more like painting the baby's room blue and buying all his clothes and signing him up for an all boys school before even knowing if it's a boy or a girl, but just wanting it to be a boy.

And DTA65, I agree 100% (with or without the asterisk) and I think Al Gore should return his!


Wonderful choice!
A man who is clearly in a position to be a real peacemaker and not just a negative complainer.
Obama is clearly a man of ideas and the world is fortunate that he is President.


The Three O's-Oslo,Obama,and Orwellian.!! Good speech, bad product. War is Peace,Peace is War. Disgusting spin.Heigh-Ho,Heigh-Ho it's off to war we go.Making and using armaments is about the only industry we have left.How sad for us, and the rest of the world.


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