Breaking: Nobel Prize Awarded to Kenyan President
You know that right-winger in the cubicle next to yours? Well you can go ahead and steal that Swingline Stapler of his you’ve been oogling, because his head is about to explode when he opens his morning paper and learns just who won the Nobel Peace prize without even trying!
(CNN) — President Barack Obama made history again Friday, winning the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”
Less than nine months into his presidency, Barack Obama has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee recognized Obama’s efforts to solve complex global problems, including working toward a world free of nuclear weapons.
It’s gonna be sorta like the rapture today, with all the Right-wingers walking around without heads.
You know something? I might actually be with the wingers on this. Not the birther / Obama is a commie-fascist-Nazi wingers, or even the run-of-the-mill wingers. Really: the only thing Black Eagle has done to advance Whirled Peas is beat the Geezer and Sarah Plain and Dumb. That’s it.
Shit — dude may actually be lining up an escalation in Afghanistan, and perhaps lining up Iran into the boards as well.
So: on my first thought about this — this just sounds profoundly silly. But we got the whole head-asploding thing on the fringes. Which is nice.
(P.S.: you know who else is gonna have a field day with is? Cindyists. Last week they chained themselves to the White House. What do they do for an encore?)
This is a bit premature. We haven’t had time to see if the guy’s even going to be constructively wrong which is light years ahead of W’s nightmware administration. But the Nobel isn’t supposed to handed out as an expression of relief.
You know, amongst all of the blathering at The Corner (and some of it is high-grade, Good Housekeeping approved junk), there was this thought, relayed through — of all people — Mark Knoller of CBS Radio (towards whom I bear no ill will):
Should Pres. Obama accept the Nobel Prize? Should he suggest the award is premature and there might be others more deserving?
I think you’ve just read the talking point for the GOP for the next few days.
[ADD: TPM commenters are almost on board with the “thanks, but no thanks” line. This might actually be the definitive answer (with only Charles Nelson Reilly saying “take the award, honey”).]
Even the Swedes are in on the conspiracy. SOCIALISM!!!
Seriously, I have to agree with the above comments. Too early. On the other hand, it is probably another chicken bone jammed into the throats of W, the Bush clan and his gang of morans. It takes a special kind of incompetence to make the next guy look so amazing that he wins the Noble Peace Prize.
But also: GOOD MORNING, PRESIDENT CARTER! RISE & SHINE!
Dude has to wait around two decades for his prize (Camp David, election observing, house building). Barry has to wait eight months. Wow.
[Private to ManchuCandidate: Nordic Countries — you’re doing it wrong. Norway’s the boss of the Peace Prize. FAIL.]
And George Mitchell will also be respectfully requested to suck on this.
According to wiki, it’s the Swedes. Or I can’t read this morn.
ETA: But the peace prize. Dang.
His Cairo speech was probably what did it. I could go either way on this. I’m for anything that increases Bill Kristol’s blood pressure.
Home today – sick. Hope it’s not the ‘f word’.
I sort of agree. it seems a little early. still I cant help but take a little pleasure in the sound of heads exploding in the morning.
@ManchuCandidate: Swedes do all the prizes but the peace prize. Don’t know why.
@blogenfreude: It was the Cairo speech – such a dramatic break. The Nobel committee pointed out Gorbachev and
whasshisnameWilly Brant from East West Germany in the ’70s got it early to force their hands. Maybe this will be some steel in the spine for Barry. (excuse edits, I was originally posting on an iPhone from rural ass-fuck America at o-dark-thirty. Thankfully I’m back in Ess Eff with a cold martini in hand.)
@SanFranLefty: Somewhere, W is saying “Heh, but he don’t have no Medal o’ Freedom.”
Fuck propriety. Good for them fucking normally dour-assed swedes, I loooove anything that pokes the racist retard murdering fascist right wing in the eye. I hope the Pope makes him a saint, too.
I disagree completely. After nine months in office the Nobel Peace Prize committee did not act too quickly in giving President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize Award. Think of it this way, the Nobel committee has been on a roll. What with recent awards going to Yasir Arafat, Jimmy Carter and Al Gore they couldn’t wait to add another straw on the camel’s back.. so to speak. Ah, smell the peace.
I hope the Pope makes him a saint and then he kicks the Pope in the nuts.
if he has nuts
TOURISM staff are being swamped with queries from Chinese men over a myth about a town populated only by 25,000 sex-mad lesbians.
The mysterious ‘Chako Paul City’ in Sweden was said to have been founded by a wealthy, man-hating widow in 1820.
A pair of blonde female sentries are said to stand guard at the town and men wishing to enter risk being “beaten half to death” by police.
News reports of the city have crippled China’s internet providers as millions of goggle-eyed men read up on the town’s rampant women and try to find out how to get there.
Foreign holidays are still strictly controlled in China but Swedish travel experts have been deluged with inquiries about the sexy city.
“I’ve no idea where this came from but it’s not true,” said local authorities’ spokesman Claes Bertilson.
@yahasif: Is English your first language?
@Prommie: Don’t be a dick.
@SanFranLefty: This from the Grammar Queen?
actually his(her) spelling grammer and capitalization is better than mine and english is not only my first but only language.
Woohoo! USA #1!!!!!!!!
Good for him. Good for the Swedes. Let the Olympic committee go suck on that. Peace beats Sport.
I can only imagine how thrilled our Tone must be.
I cant help but be pleased only because it will piss off all the right people
Oh and look at the polite congratulations from Michael Steele:
“The real question Americans are asking is, ‘What has President Obama actually accomplished?’ It is unfortunate that the president’s star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights. One thing is certain – President Obama won’t be receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action.”
Someone at TPM pointed out that Steele is the Kanye West of the GOP, which is wrong, the entire GOP is the Kanye West of the GOP; I can see an editorial cartoon in my head, Obama on stage, Steele grabbing the mike and saying “just a minute, you’ll get your chance.” That would be hilarious.
@Capt Howdy: That was a sincere question. It had to do with the overall structure of the statement; the implication that the Nobel committee has only been in office 9 months, and the fact that I could not figure out to be honest whether it was a troll or a sincere effort to join in, in which case, of course I welcome our new confusing overloard.
just friday BSing.
also I think he meant O was in office for 9 months, yes?
I kind of agree about Steel being Kanye. but more than that he is the perfect illustration of how completely clueless republicans are about race relations.
the democrats have a popular black president so, to counter they get the only black guy they can find and put him out front.
it doesnt matter that he is an ignorant diarrhea mouthed douchbag. hes black.
its like running Alan Keys against him for the senate.
@chicago bureau: This is what I was thinking at oh-dark-thirty (EST) when I first heard the news. Plus, the nomination was made only weeks after he was inaugurated, so that didn’t come from the Cairo speech.
BUT, upon entering the orifice and going to the stamp machine in the lobby, I heard the shoeshine guy* exclaim to his patron “What the hell has he done to deserve this?”, and I couldn’t help but stand firm and say “in eight months he’s done more to turn this freakishly large ship of fools around from the eight years of misdirection of his predecessor than we thought possible. ”
Is that peace prize worthy? Shit, they gave it to Al Gore and we all know how peaceful the world became after his slide show.
*In ONC, the shoeshine guys are minorities, i.e. middle aged white men.
@Prommie: I said that to you because you knew what the answer was when you wrote it, it was clearly written by someone who studied English as a foreign language versus someone whose first language is ostensibly English but can’t spell or write to save his life. You can spot the difference between the two if you look closely. I associate your question with rednecks with “Speak ‘Meriken, dammit” bumperstickers so that’s why I told you not to be a dick. I suspect the answer to your question is yes, and s/he didn’t catch the sarcasm in the original post.
@The Nabisco Quiver are Go!:
I think it is the “not Bush” award
I know Unicorn set the bar pretty damn high to begin with by being the candidate for Hope and Change, but this can only move it higher. That medal may be more like a millstone.
Just woke up. Y’all are fucking with me, right?
@nojo: My experience and thoughts exactly.
Checking my email — looks like I’ve won five Nobel Peace Prizes, and I just have to reply to accept. Methinks Barry got spammed.
Let’s livecomment Barry’s talk…
“Daddy, you’ve won the Nobel Peace Prize. Plus, it’s Bo’s birthday.”
BREAKING: Happy birthday, Bo!
Barry goes straight for humility: I am not worthy!
“I will accept this award as a call to action.”
Today’s gonna be really fun.
@SanFranLefty: It was really a serious question, prompted by the fact that I did suspect that the writer was a native speaker, and had he or she confirmed that, it would be a plus in my mind, not a negative. For realz. I am so not that kind of redneck.
Ooo, shout out to the runners-up! Savvy.
(I’ll post the full statement soon as I can find a transcript.)
I was excited about all the right wing heads exploding but it looks like the left is going to have its share too.
boom boom boom boom
@The Nabisco Quiver are Go!: I think of it as the world giving Amerrica a juicebox and a medal for finishing the race, so to speak; they are trying to encourage us, its wonderfully condescending.
I love the sound of wingnut heads asploding in the morning.
@Mistress Cynica: Its like what you hear when Gallagher smashes a watermelon.
“I don’t deserve it. I’ll take it.”
did I miss something?
You know what? I love it. I love that they totally remembered what it felt like the day he took office, and how that one day went farther in the direction of world peace than any other event in recent history. They said it’s a crazy thing to do to award it to him, he agreed, and said he’s taking it as a call to action. Boom, awesome. Everyone knows why he really got it, and I LOVE IT.
Let their heads asplode. It’s the first break a good guy has gotten in who knows how long. It’s a nice feeling, and I’m gonna ride it out.
Add: The ad on the left of my screen is for personalized checks that show Anne Geddes-type babies on them, and they’re pushing them as PRO LIFE CHECKS. Fuck them.
The fat, worthless trailer-trash fucktards who have no chance of spawning except with toothless crack whores will be further infuriated by this display of international elitism. Barry is the cool guy in high school who was getting all the pussy when they were jerking off to “Jugs.” And he still is.
Considering the homophobic rage from same said group, weeping while spanking it to “Playgirl” or Details.
@RomeGirl: +1 (and +++1 for your response to the children-stuck-in-vegetation checks)
Text of Nobel Peace Prize citation for Obama – According to Reuters – Congratulations for Mr Obama – The President of the USA deserves this award.
Mr Obama is a Great Historical Figure, for International Peace and Action, and may contribute to Racial Understanding inside and outside America.
I applaud this decision of the Norwegian Committee. But we also ask that the Afghanistan conflict not be escalated with more troops and deaths. This War can’t be more stupid, idiotic and counterproductive for American Interests.
I also trust Mr Obama and the Democratic Party to find an intelligent, rational and moral solution to the problem of undocumented immigrants. Nobody can find a better solution that this powerful democratic and progressive force.
Finally to expulse or evict Youngsters from a country, or to evict any people is a wonderful recipe for decay and for declination. Progroms have been tried and implemented many times in History with disastrous consequences.
This is also a matter of Peace !
Text of Nobel Peace Prize citation for Obama
Some excerpts :
Text of Nobel Peace Prize citation for Obama
Friday, Oct 9, 2009
OSLO (Reuters) – Following is the text of the announcement Friday by the Norwegian Nobel Committee giving the Nobel Peace Prize to U.S. President Barack Obama:
“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.
“Obama has as president created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama’s initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.
“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.
“For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world’s leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama’s appeal that “Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges.”
I agree 100% with the Norwegians ( and Europeans ! )
@JNOV: Heard a quick soundbite on this in the car this morning and thought I’d heard wrong, but I still almost caused a pile-up on the freeway.
I immediately thought what will Glenn Greenwald say about this?
Did I wake up in some kind of parallel universe?
@Pedonator: Dammit! I can’t get the Lexus overlay ad off the screen so I can read the article. Trixsies intertubez!
@Pedonator: Got it. Must say that I don’t completely disagree.
@RomeGirl: Word. Couldn’t agree more. Like they’re saying the US finally woke up. Welcome to the real world, Mr Preznit (D – Hope and Change).
@Prommie: /mimes Charades finger-on-nose/
Let’s face it folks, the US America brand has been horribly sullied, kind of like the way Coke(tm) ain’t quite the same without real cane sugar. It is in all peace loving peoples’ interests that the US America brand be burnished, dragged out of the remainders bin and put back in Designers’ Row.
The Swedes, the Norwegians and heck, even the Niger (people from Niger are not “Nigerians”, what are they, in english?) need us to be the top line brand that others copy.
@RomeGirl: They said it’s a crazy thing to do to award it to him, he agreed, and said he’s taking it as a call to action.
Correct on both counts. I think there was some chatter this week about the Peace Prize being forward-looking instead of a reward, although nobody saw this coming.
From the CIA Factbook….
For people from Niger:
For people from Nigeria:
Note the difference (Nigeriens vs. Nigerians).
@vicenteduq: Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.
When I see signs of this, I will send the Unicorn my congratulations.
For instance, when he announces that the US will withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq in the near future, stop supporting corrupt and violent regimes that steal elections, stop tossing people into Bagram for indefinite detention without charges, and stop dropping bombs on civilians I will join my fellow liberals in high-fiving our President for a job well done.
@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: As a librarian and grammar nazi, I can’t tell you how much that turns me on.
The entire country seems to have done a spit-take at the announcement.
@Pedonator: @karen marie:
You know what? The President of the United States just won a Nobel Peace prize. Why are we (myself included) standing around hand-wringing? This is the kind of thing we should be genuinely proud of, Libtard, Moderate, or Riechtard we may be.
Things aren’t perfect, but we knew that before this happened. This award just gives him even more political capital to get things done.
Congrats, Barry. When you won it we all won it. Now get back to work.
@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: I’ve been skipping about all day.
@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: I’m plenty proud, but also stunned — by both the announcement and the reaction.
Oh, honey, how is that different from any other day?
@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: I’m really not wringing my hands about it. I think the mileage US America gets out of this will be meager, but it might give Unicorn some room to maneuver — I just don’t trust him anymore to do the right thing.
I can’t be proud of it either, though, because I’m not the least bit patriotic: I base both my pride and my disgust on actions taken, not the fact that an honored someone is related to me by country of birth.
I am stunned because it seems like this could only happen in a world that has declared war against meaning and reason.
I’m happy our President has taken some positive steps in foreign policy, diplomacy, expressions in favor of nuclear disarmament, and trying to do something about global warming. That is all very good, and it merits praise — I just don’t think it’s extraordinary enough, except in contrast to the horrifying stench of the last eight years, to justify a Nobel Peace Prize.
That, or we have to now consider the Peace Prize devalued to the level of an Oscar or Emmy.
I do hope he takes it seriously as a call to action — and as a call to stop actively undermining the pretty words he spouts constantly about human rights, transparency, the rule of law, etc.
It would be one thing if it was just a matter of not having found the time to root out rogue holdovers from the previous administration intent on conducting bad policy; Obama’s actions have demonstrated an intent to continue some of the absolute worst of those policies, in direct contradiction of the promises he campaigned on and of the lofty principles he continues to uphold in his beautiful speeches.
Those principles may not be exactly what the Peace Prize is all about, but I think they should be prerequisites for honoring a head of state in the name of peace.
@Pedonator: Well said, that’s essentially my take on it too. When Barry pulls us out of black-ops prisons (not just Guantanamo) and gives up things like the state secrets provision, I’ll start applauding. Until that point, he’s just a pretty talker who’s continuing the reprehensible policies of the hated previous administration.
I will give him credit for not taking us any further down the path, but that’s not enough to make me cheer because we’re only 7/8ths of the way to hell.
@IanJ: Thanks — I really don’t mean it as a bucket of despair poured on Tommm’s sunny disposition or Benedick’s skipping about. If this makes you guys happy about something in the current events category, more power to you!
However…constant vigilance. Like I said a while back, I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt for a good many months. Now, not so much.
Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts.
To me, this quote from the committee suggests how far we had fallen in the world’s esteem, and how much Obama has done to repair that relationship. This award is a vote of their confidence in our President, and I am proud of that: The man I helped elect is bringing about a vital change in world opinion.
I’ve been where you are in terms of the secret prisons and other Bush Eras atrocities, but I am willing at this point to give him the benefit of the doubt. Corny as it sounds, he has brought change to the White House- a fundamental change in the what we are discussing and in what Congress is doing about it. But for all that, Barry has to tread very carefully- remember what happened to Bill Clinton in 1994.
In short, give the guy a break.
@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: Yes, not to mention as much as the Ralph Naders (oh, where has he been doing anything productive for 9 years?) whine even at this event, I’m someone who focuses on the issues that deal with the poor people, the folks of color, the wimminz. And the judiciary. The simple fact that Barry has the power to appoint Article III judges for four, hopefully 8, years should be enough to get my buddies Ian and Pedo skipping around the garden with Benedick, you, and me. And it’s in the nitty gritty of the federal spending, the third level appointments, where this shit matters. And so even if it were Hillbot Cankles, I’d be stoked for that alone. But Barry does still occasionally take it to 11 with things like greeting Muslims in perfect inflection in proper Arabic, and having the nads to do that. So yes, Barry is not perfect and goddess knows I want those prisons closed as much as you. But Ian & Pedo, would you want McCain’t and Sarah Plain and Dumb right now? Methinks no, because I hope you’re not that disconnected from the people who take it in the ass (not in a happy way) when the Rethugs were in charge.
@SanFranLefty: But Ian & Pedo, would you want McCain’t and Sarah Plain and Dumb right now?
No, of course not (speaking for myself, not Ian of course). But it’s not an either-or. Are you saying we should just tone down our criticism and be thankful it’s not the worst of all possible worlds?
I’m very open to hearing about all the good lovin’, in concrete terms, Obama has done for the poor people, the folks of color and the wimminz. There were definitely some very good things I vaguely recall about rescinding the Taliban-ish restrictions on funding for NGO’s that deal with family planning, for instance, which is wonderful. Support for stem-cell research, that I can get behind. I’m sure there are other examples of positive things Obama has done that deserve kudos.
I’m really not an Obama hater — but I don’t trust him with my civil liberties, and that feels like an especially bitter betrayal from a President who has expertise in Constitutional Law and continually makes pretty speeches about transparency, the rule of law, human rights, and feeling so groovy now that people are finally getting together.
The attacks from the Obama administration on issues that go to what I was raised to believe were core values of our vaunted US American Democracy are really quite relentless. I never said I had high Hopes for some ultra-liberal regime that would right all the wrongs, but even my cold cynical soul has suffered severe disappointment on these fronts. I guess I just need to stop reading Scott Horton and Glenn Greenwald and get with the program.
I can be stoked about the prospect of Barry filling the ranks of the government with better-chosen, truly well-meaning professionals, many of whom will conscientiously do their best to make life better for thousands of citizens.
At the same time I can’t give him a pass for the continual, flagrant violations of his promises of justice and transparency and what seems like a commitment to preserve and even expand the the executive power-grab that his predecessor made in the name of the War On Terror.
@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches:
I do applaud the efforts Obama has made toward restoring our image on the world stage.
But how does that help the hapless Afghan poppy farmer who was turned in as a “terrorist” to US military for bounty by some warlord or market rival and now rots in the Bagram prison, detained without charges, without habeas corpus rights (which Obama’s administration has actively fought against), pissing and shitting in the corner of a rat-infested cell while waiting futilely for the Kafkaesque bureaucracy to “process” his or her chance to see family or friends again?
It’s great that we all love the beautiful speeches and generous gestures of peace and freedom throughout the land brought upon us by Obama’s ascendence to virtual sainthood in the eyes of the (Western) world.
But I don’t think that Afghan poppy farmer at Bagram really understands how this great change in the zeitgeist of (Western) world opinion is going to help him. And it is that poppy farmer injustly imprisoned that we need to keep in mind AT ALL TIMES. That is what you and I are paying to accomplish. That is what our government, under Obama or anyone else, is perpetrating.
It makes me sick, and I can’t help but continuously share it with you.
Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts.
That sounds great, except it is written in the vague, non-committed Orwellian doublespeak that lies to us all the time. I don’t care if it’s from the UN, the Nobel committee, or FOX News. I’ll believe it when I see some concrete proof that any of that has resulted in a more peaceful world.
On the other hand, if this turns out to be some kind of plain-spoken realistic assessment of a new US American perspective — backed up with a recall of the military forces we have projected worldwide, in an unprecedented de facto occupation of more geography than Alexander the Great could ever have imagined — I will happily eat my words.
Y yo, tambien.
@Tommmcatt is hunkered down in the trenches: In short, give the guy a break.
Well, no. He’s the Preznit, and he’s gotten all the slack I feel like extending.
Pedo has my proxy on this, but basically: I took him at his word. At least the words he was spewing during the primaries, before he started squatting on the middle. I understand that it takes time to undo all the shit Bush has done — but I’m still waiting for the fucker to get started. Throw us a bone, dude.
And yes, any Preznit Demrat will do more good than any Preznit Repug — so why didn’t we just get behind Swampsow like we were supposed to? As I recall, we wanted something better, something we could honestly take pride in. We wanted Preznit Casey Kasem: “Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.” Competence and idealism.
Guess we weren’t the people we’ve been waiting for after all.
@nojo: Guess we weren’t the people we’ve been waiting for after all.
That is exactly the source of my despair. And the reason I want to move to Spain, or, really, just about any
where European or South American democracy. Not that I think it will be so much better. Just that I have that little faith in my fellow US Americans to make things right somewhat bearable.
Someone on a previous thread, maybe RomeGirl(?), said today’s prize was the world’s acknowledgment that the US has finally woken up. NOT SO.
At least, this is still a nightmare to me.
@nojo: And I assume by “squatting on the middle” you mean “taking a right fist up his ass”.
Yeah, funny thing ’bout Obommy’s progressive campaign staff: They all got jettisoned, escape-pod-style, when Rahm and his bloodsuckers moved in. The End.
And the hopelessly mixed metaphor award goes to… ba-dam-ching!
@Original Andrew: It’s really difficult to assign blame. I mean, I know the crap is probly mostly Rahm, essentially, but what about the guy who hired him?
Yeah, Rahm’s boss is a real asshole.
Sweet talks outta both sides of his mouth, I hear.
“I love you baby,” as he tongues the oldster’s ear, “since you can’t help yourself from voting all the time. And I promise there aren’t really any death panels…”
(He rolls over) “…but I love you and your hawt hawt cash even more, health insurance industrial complex lobbyist… together we’ll leave this foul nation behind on our mega-yacht…” (smacking, kissing and sucking sounds follow).
@Original Andrew: I want to leave this foul nation.
Now, I just need a mega-yacht. Hmmm…how can I use my homosexual agenda to achieve my plans for WORLD DOMINATION?
Can you hook me up with a hot insurance lobbyist? Preferably with six-pack abs and salt-n-pepa hair…
Oh, and he has to be OK with a fortysomething fag, still cute but coming on crows-feet and just about twenty pounds overweight.
Michael Moore writes something extremely interesting, intelligent and funny about the Nobel Peace Prize for Mr Obama – Always Caustic
I knew that Michael Moore is a very intelligent guy, and also very funny, and very sharp, stabbing, caustic against fools and foolishness, and against some people that are worse than fools ( you understand me ) …. This guy is a corrosive, vitriolic acid against Haters, Racists, FearMongers, Right Wing Extremists, etc, etc …. …
As when he confounded the guys of the National Rifle Associations and their policies of making each home into an Arsenal of Assault Weapons.
What I didn’t know was that he was an excellent writer and essayist.
The Whole essay is beautiful, ironic, satiric, but the Post Script is Poetic.
Congratulations Mr President, I love you and Michael is a blessing for Sanity !!
Here is an excerpt of Michael’s text :
“P.S. Your opposition has spent the morning attacking you for bringing such good will to this country. Why do they hate America so much? I get the feeling that if you found the cure for cancer this afternoon they’d be denouncing you for destroying free enterprise because cancer centers would have to close. There are those who say you’ve done nothing yet to deserve this award. As far as I’m concerned, the very fact that you’ve offered to walk into the minefield of hate and try to undo the irreparable damage the last president did is not only appreciated by me and millions of others, it is also an act of true bravery. That’s why you got the prize. The whole world is depending on the U.S. — and you — to literally save this planet. Let’s not let them down.”
October 9th, 2009
Congratulations President Obama on the Nobel Peace Prize — Now Please Earn it!
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