Obama gets peace prize for not being Bush!

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Submitted by Arraya on October 9, 2009 - 7:15am

Submitted by meadandale on October 9, 2009 - 8:03am.

He was nominated less than 2 weeks into his presidency. I guess that the committee bought into the 'hope and change' nonsense as well, despite no evidence of either in the last 9 months.

Submitted by Hobie on October 9, 2009 - 8:10am.

Say what? Guess intentions win over accomplishment.

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on October 9, 2009 - 8:14am.

Nobel peace price is joke. People who did a lot for world peace (e.g. Gandhi) never received one. People who did nothing for world peace (e.g. Gore, Obama) so far have got them. But the worst is: people who did a lot to harm world peace (e.g. Arafat) also got one.

They should be renamed: World lefty favorite of the year award or something like that.

(They should stop giving these for peace, economics and literature and stick to the original goal of only giving those for physics, chemistry and biology)

Submitted by XBoxBoy on October 9, 2009 - 8:16am.

Kinda ironic that Obama is awarded the Peace Prize on the same day that the USA becomes the first nation to ever bomb the moon....

Just sayin....

XBoxBoy

Submitted by svelte on October 9, 2009 - 8:17am.

Hobie wrote:
Say what? Guess intentions win over accomplishment.

Which of the nominees would you say is more deserving?

Submitted by Allan from Fallbrook on October 9, 2009 - 8:31am.

svelte wrote:
Hobie wrote:
Say what? Guess intentions win over accomplishment.

Which of the nominees would you say is more deserving?

Vladimir Putin.

Submitted by NotCranky on October 9, 2009 - 8:39am.

Probably issued for political motives, to Obama, as a hope filled nudge in the direction of peace for a change. You're either with us or your against us.

Submitted by NotCranky on October 9, 2009 - 8:42am.

Obama for first global "Minister of Peace"?

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on October 9, 2009 - 9:05am.

Maybe they can stop awarding it for that year if no qualified nominee can be found

Submitted by enron_by_the_sea on October 9, 2009 - 9:08am.

Prediction for Next year's award: Ben Bernake and Tim Giethner jointly, for achieving world peace through achieving peace in financial markets.

Submitted by Arraya on October 9, 2009 - 9:10am.

XBoxBoy wrote:
Kinda ironic that Obama is awarded the Peace Prize on the same day that the USA becomes the first nation to ever bomb the moon....

Just sayin....

XBoxBoy

The moon had it coming.

Submitted by NotCranky on October 9, 2009 - 9:13am.

Arraya wrote:
XBoxBoy wrote:
Kinda ironic that Obama is awarded the Peace Prize on the same day that the USA becomes the first nation to ever bomb the moon....

Just sayin....

XBoxBoy

The moon had it coming.


LOL. The moon is jealous of us and doesn't like our way of life.

Submitted by afx114 on October 9, 2009 - 9:18am.

Wow that's pretty stupid that the voting happened before he even had a chance to do anything. I'm an Obama supporter and I think this is weird. All my Obama-supporting friends think it's weird too.

Maybe it was his speech on race relations from March 08?

But still, it's weird.

Submitted by svelte on October 9, 2009 - 9:26am.

Allan from Fallbrook wrote:
svelte wrote:
Hobie wrote:
Say what? Guess intentions win over accomplishment.

Which of the nominees would you say is more deserving?

Vladimir Putin.

lol. Ah, I see. No bias there. None at all! :0)

Submitted by felix on October 9, 2009 - 10:23am.

I heard Obama received the prize only after Kim Jong-il and Ahmajinedad turned it down as a bit premature.

Submitted by luxuryglow on October 9, 2009 - 10:44am.

JOKE!!!!!THIS IS NOT HAPPENING!!!!!
Wake me up!!!!

Submitted by Rt.66 on October 9, 2009 - 11:01am.

Funny thread title Arraya! LOL

Submitted by ucodegen on October 9, 2009 - 11:18am.
Hobie wrote:
Say what? Guess intentions win over accomplishment.

Which of the nominees would you say is more deserving?

Question taken seriously:
They listed that one of the candidates was a woman doing work for woman's rights in Afghanistan. How about her? She is putting her life at risk to try to implement change.

Submitted by ucodegen on October 9, 2009 - 11:19am.

Funny thread title Arraya! LOL

Unfortunately it is true.. read some of the news on this all the way through.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on October 9, 2009 - 11:28am.

hasn't the moon been screwing with our moods long enough/ Affecting women's cycles and causing lycanthropy.

Submitted by CricketOnTheHearth on October 9, 2009 - 12:25pm.

Oh Yeah!

Kool-Aid's here, wearing' a smile!
Good bye thirst, smile for a while!
A big, fine, happy ear-to-ear Kool-Aid smi-yi-yile!!

afx114, I'm with ya, friend.

Submitted by CricketOnTheHearth on October 9, 2009 - 12:27pm.

But what were the choices?

Would Clinton (Hillary edition) have done any different? I'm sure McSame wouldn't.

Ron Paul would have taken names, I bet. A few "executive orders" or something.

... nnnn, and maybe not lasted through May, either.

(disclaimer: I'm not a Paulie but he seems to be one of the few in Congress with a backbone re the Fed, banks etc)

Submitted by XBoxBoy on October 9, 2009 - 12:40pm.

scaredycat wrote:
hasn't the moon been screwing with our moods long enough/ Affecting women's cycles and causing lycanthropy.

Yeah, and those wandering planets better get in line fast I tell you, or they're next!

Submitted by Portlock on October 9, 2009 - 1:13pm.

afx114 wrote:
Wow that's pretty stupid that the voting happened before he even had a chance to do anything. I'm an Obama supporter and I think this is weird. All my Obama-supporting friends think it's weird too.

Maybe it was his speech on race relations from March 08?

But still, it's weird.

Agreed, it is weird. But I guess the guy just inspired so many people during a time when they really needed to be inspired, that he was recognized for it.

What does this say about the previous administration or the direction of the country before he was elected?

Submitted by 34f3f3f on October 9, 2009 - 1:22pm.

XBoxBoy wrote:
Kinda ironic that Obama is awarded the Peace Prize on the same day that the USA becomes the first nation to ever bomb the moon....

Just sayin....

XBoxBoy

LOL! Good one!

Obama is under no illusions that it is "...used to give momentum to a set of causes." Barack Obama.

Submitted by ralphfurley on October 9, 2009 - 1:30pm.

This country sure has a bunch of Obama-haters. Seems like "the right" isn't happy unless he and his policies fail miserably so they can say "I told you so."

While I am surprised that he won, people don't have to crap all over him for winning it. It's not like he was campaigning for the damn thing. They just gave it to him.

Submitted by NotCranky on October 9, 2009 - 1:28pm.

qwerty007 wrote:
XBoxBoy wrote:
Kinda ironic that Obama is awarded the Peace Prize on the same day that the USA becomes the first nation to ever bomb the moon....

Just sayin....

XBoxBoy

LOL! Good one!

Obama is under no illusions that it is "...used to give momentum to a set of causes." Barack Obama.


That's what I thought. For good or for bad? Either way I don't like that carrot in front of the donkey aspect of it. He may or may never even come close to having earned it. I hope he does. The award should be for amazing contributions for peace, or as enron says, 'Skip it".

Submitted by briansd1 on October 9, 2009 - 1:29pm.

Portlock wrote:
But I guess the guy just inspired so many people during a time when they really needed to be inspired, that he was recognized for it.

What does this say about the previous administration or the direction of the country before he was elected?

Obama inspired hundreds of millions, perhaps billions of people around the world.

His election alone is bringing more peace to the world than would otherwise exist.

Inspiration leads to changes in attitudes and behavior.

American ideas are again great ideas that the world can follow.

Submitted by briansd1 on October 9, 2009 - 1:34pm.

ralphfurley wrote:
This country sure has a bunch of Obama-haters. Seems like "the right" isn't happy unless he and his policies fail miserably so they can say "I told you so."

While I am surprised that he won, they guys don't have to crap all over him for winning it. It's not like he was campaigning for the damn thing. They just gave it to him.

My feelings exactly.

Aren't you proud of America?

The prize is an affirmation of our aspirations and ideals.

It's a statement from the world that the world wants and expects us to lead in peace and prosperity, not war and destruction.

This is a day to be proud of America and of our president.

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You conservatives guys are just sore losers. You're always pissed and resentful that the world doesn't give America enough accolades. But when our president gets an award, you belittle the recognition.

You blame others for not "loving America" enough. But what do you do? You denigrate an award that we all received through our president. You rejoice that we lost the Olympics. So much for loving America and wanting the best for us.

Right-wingers are like little kids we are always clamoring "me, me, me, me". They wave the flag but that's about it. When they don't get what they want, they are all pissed and mopey.

Submitted by NotCranky on October 9, 2009 - 1:49pm.

"The prize is an affirmation of our aspirations and ideals."

I agree no sense in dogpiling, but isn't it really an affirmation of the aspirations of the givers of the award being almost imposed on the leader of an an imperialistic nation. If all you say happened as a mere result of Obama being elected, I would credit the electorate not Obama.

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