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      Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
      I've come to the conclusion that calling Obama a Nobel Prize winner is like calling Ben Afleck an Academy Award winner. Both are technically true, but in reality, Obama and Afleck just plain suck at what they do!
      Your analogy is true, but the other thing they have in common is that they have absolutely no impact on me. I've got more worthy things to be outraged about - like the fact that the Republican Party is well on their way to handing the Democrats another 2 year free ride in 2010.

      So for the next week or two - and then again when the prize is awarded, conservative commentators will bitch and moan and whine. And the liberal types will anxiously wait for Barry to walk on water, heal the sick and turn water into wine.

      But nobody is asking the Republicans what they're going to bring to the table. There are problems with the financial sector in this country - What's the Republican solution? There are problems with Health Care in this country - What do the Republicans want to do about it? We've got big problems with lobbyists running our government- Do the Republicans see this as a problem? Their strategy for taking back Congress 2010 is hoping that Pelosi and Harry Reed tear the Democratic party apart. There is no unified voice from the right and its going to cost us for a long time.

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      even Michael Jackson was nominated...

      I bet he would have won even if he wasn't the president....

      this says more about the Norwegian Parliament than the president or the other winners like Mother Teresa.



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      Quote Originally Posted by kev74 View Post
      Your analogy is true, but the other thing they have in common is that they have absolutely no impact on me. I've got more worthy things to be outraged about - like the fact that the Republican Party is well on their way to handing the Democrats another 2 year free ride in 2010.

      So for the next week or two - and then again when the prize is awarded, conservative commentators will bitch and moan and whine. And the liberal types will anxiously wait for Barry to walk on water, heal the sick and turn water into wine.

      But nobody is asking the Republicans what they're going to bring to the table. There are problems with the financial sector in this country - What's the Republican solution? There are problems with Health Care in this country - What do the Republicans want to do about it? We've got big problems with lobbyists running our government- Do the Republicans see this as a problem? Their strategy for taking back Congress 2010 is hoping that Pelosi and Harry Reed tear the Democratic party apart. There is no unified voice from the right and its going to cost us for a long time.
      Kev,
      you are correct!
      the sad thing is that until people realize that the 2 parties running the show are just that, running the show. (key word "show") there really is no difference to me between the two.
      People forget, its the same players year after year, but we are all still surprised we cant get a balanced budget. We argue over litmus test for candidates, not if they have the background or fortitude to do the tough work.

      The only solution I have to offer is vote every election, support independent thinkers, and save your money, you will need cash.
      -John

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      You guys shouldn't be so negative. Sometime the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded based upon a body or work, not just "what have you done for me lately".

      To truly evaluate Obama's worthiness of this prestigious award, I think you have to consider his lifetime achievements.

      First off, how about his career as a Community Organizer (as in ACORN) ...... oops ..... well, how about his success as a State Senator in Illinois transforming the cesspool of Chicago politics, poverty and violence ...... uh, umm, uh ......well how about his stellar career in the US Senate where he .... where he .... where he .... well how about his accomplishments as the President of the United States. There was .... how about .... Hum. I know! He was successful in getting the 2016 Olympics for Chicago, wasn't he?

      Well, how about this: He is good at reading a teleprompter.


      Speaking of the Nobel Peace Prize and the Liberal Elitist Europeans who award it: Can you pick out the name from the following list that did not win the aforementioned award?:

      Al Gore
      Jimmy Carter
      Mahatma Gandhi
      Barrack Obama

      I think that kinda puts the Nobel Peace Prize in proper perspective.

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      And then there's the prize money that he said would be donated to charity.... Maybe he'll give some of it to Acorn. I hear their revenue stream has taken a hit lately - must be the poor economy.


      Hey, you don't think there will be anything meaningful happening with the revamping of our health insurance, or maybe some kind of cooperate-oversight government agency created while we're all up in arms over Barry winning a prize in Norway, do you? I guess we should all just do what the tv tells us and pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

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      Well crafted JamesNM. Well crafted. Personally I can't actually blame Obama for this. Yes the fact that he got the award is laughable but what's the guy going to do say no thanks I don't want it? I'll blame him for the dumb things he actually does or tries to do but this ones not on him in my opinion. Love that SNL skit and hope it rings true for another 3 years. 4 years of trying to do stupid things but accomplishing none of them? I can live with that.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
      He rejected the notion that Obama had been recognized prematurely for his efforts and said the committee wanted to promote the president just it had Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 in his efforts to open up the Soviet Union.
      Did some norwegian just compare america during the bush admin. to the soviet union??? i understand that everyone hated bush, especially the europeans but to compare the us to the ussr is ridiculous. i mean if it werent for america, its entirely plausible that norway would be part of the ussr today.

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      I've been giving this whole Nobel Peace Prize some more thought. Just what has Obama done to promote peace? Everyone check this list and make sure I haven't left something out. I want to be fair.

      Obama is currently prosecuting not one, but two wars.
      Guantanamo Bay is still doing a brisk business.
      Obama is sending Predator planes into Pakistan to kill people.
      Obama is still practicing Rendition.
      And just for good measure, Obama had NASA bomb the Moon.

      I sure hope Obama remains "peaceful" and doesn't turn into a war monger.

      Does this sound like a recent thread about the Twilight Zone to anyone else? Are we living in a parallel universe or something?

      Or maybe we're suddenly living in "Opposite World". Remember the episode of Seinfeld where George realizes what a sorry job he's done of living his life, and suddenly starts doing everything the "opposite" of his normal way? This certainly sounds like "Opposite World" to me.

      Wouldn't it be funny if that when Obama goes to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize, Kramer comes out from behind the stage and hands Obama his award?

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      This is George Soros, and the international bankers putting their weight on the Nobel Commission to continue the push of making America a Socialistic nation. Obama reads a teleprompter, because Soros and others are telling him what to say, Obama is a pupet on strings.

      Obama is smart, but he came to power because of a media push financed by the big socialist money group, international bankers who need America to be in debt. Once we are under the financial debt we are beaten. Their goal, a one world government.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkKbE9qCzQo&feature=fvw

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      Quote Originally Posted by jump15vc View Post
      Did some norwegian just compare america during the bush admin. to the soviet union??? i understand that everyone hated bush, especially the europeans but to compare the us to the ussr is ridiculous. i mean if it werent for america, its entirely plausible that norway would be part of the ussr today.

      Well Obama has us with one foot in the door of full blown Socialism.....and the other on a banana peel. Then, yes....I believe he plans on trying to turn us in to the 2009 version of that waste of a land mass that was the USSR.

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      Ok, so Obama is nominated for the award less than 2 weeks into his presidency. 8 or 9 months into his presidency, he wins the award, and his only accomplishment thus far is ....... winning the award.

      Here's what I think:

      Obama wining the Nobel Peace Prize = International Affirmative Action

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      Quote Originally Posted by James NM View Post
      Obama wining the Nobel Peace Prize = International Affirmative Action

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      This is long, but too funny not to post. From a message I received:

      John was in the fertilized egg business.
      He had several hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets,'
      and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.

      He kept records, and any rooster not performing
      went into the soup pot and was replaced.

      This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells
      and attached them to his roosters.

      Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance,
      which rooster was performing.

      Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report
      by just listening to the bells.

      John's favorite rooster, Hussein, was a very fine specimen,
      but this morning he noticed Hussein's bell hadn't rung at all!

      When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing
      pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, could run for
      cover.

      To John's amazement, Hussein had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't
      ring.

      He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.
      John was so proud of Hussein, he entered him in the Renfrew County Fair
      and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

      The result was the judges not only awarded Hussein the No Bell Piece
      Prize but they also awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well.
      Clearly Hussein was a politician in the making.

      Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the
      most highly coveted awards on our planet by being the best at
      sneaking up on the populace and screwing them when they weren't
      paying attention.

      Vote carefully, the bells are not always audible.

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      Got this in an email...






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      Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
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      That's great!

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      That's funny MLB.
      "... awarded him the Pulletsurprise as well"

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      Can I nominate myself for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ?

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      Quote Originally Posted by TheReaper View Post
      Can I nominate myself for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize ?
      I don't know why not.

      It appears that if your name is not George W. Bush you are qualified.

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      What disgusts me almost as much as the nobel peace prize commitee awarding it to Obama; was that he admitted he did not deserve it and accepted it anyways. I really think he should have declined the award in favor of someone who actually deserved it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Atroxus View Post
      What disgusts me almost as much as the nobel peace prize commitee awarding it to Obama; was that he admitted he did not deserve it and accepted it anyways. I really think he should have declined the award in favor of someone who actually deserved it.
      Yes, but if you follow that logic, than he also would have declined his party's presidential nomination.

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