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October 9th, 2009


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09:09 am - Obama gets the Nobel Peace Prize...for his "potential"?
A gigantic WTF to the committee who decides this award. It's well-known and prestigious; it should be given to someone who has accomplished something; President Obama shouldn't even be eligible until we can see the results of his actions in office, which we can't do yet because he's only been there for 9 months.

This is nothing against our President. But he's new. We can't see what results his actions will have, yet. There's nothing on which to base this award. Yet.

So WTF?
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From:eldritchhobbit
Date:October 9th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Word.
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From:sarcasticval
Date:October 9th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
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I think I should get a multi-million dollar commercial deal. Based on my potential. :D
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From:kalquessa
Date:October 9th, 2009 05:57 pm (UTC)
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Beat me to it. Only I was going to demand a three-book deal. But yeah.
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From:sarcasticval
Date:October 9th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
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Go big or go home! *grin*
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From:fpb
Date:October 9th, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
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You still haven't become President of the United States based on "hope". Which is even worse.
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From:sarcasticval
Date:October 9th, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, I'm not going there with you.
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From:jd3000
Date:October 9th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Historically, the Nobel Peace Prize is often given as an "incentive" when the committee likes the direction someone is taken and wants to give them an extra push. Then again, the Prize has been given for genuine accomplishments for the likes of Henry Kissenger and Yassir Arafat, so take that for what it's worth.

Some wag commented that he probably got it for keeping Sarah Palin out of the White House. XD

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:October 9th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
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Does anyone really think President Obama needs an "incentive"?

And I still don't that 9 months in office is long enough to judge the direction someone is taking.
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From:jd3000
Date:October 9th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Does anyone really think President Obama needs an "incentive"?

Those wacky Norwegians apparently do. At any rate, Nobel Peace Prizes are more often a yearly bit of comedy than a genuine reward for humanitarian aims. XD

And I still don't that 9 months in office is long enough to judge the direction someone is taking.

Make that 11 days in office. Judging concluded on February first of this year.

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:October 9th, 2009 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Make that 11 days in office. Judging concluded on February first of this year.

Yes, as one of my other friends just reminded me. :)

Whatever. This is why I stay away from world events and politics; most people (not you, actually, JD) are brainwashed by one side or the other, and believe that discussion equals defeat. It's asinine, and everything becomes fodder for it.

Even if the Nobel Peace Prize is really sort of meaningless, it'd be nice to see stuff like this awarded for merit. And winning an election doesn't count.
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From:fpb
Date:October 9th, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
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Well known, yes; prestigious? 1919 Woodrow "Ku-Klux-Klan" Wilson; 1972, Henry Kissinger and the North Vietnamese foreign minister - both sides having started to break the agreement before the ink was dry on the page; 1994 - Arafat. If advertising a bad product loud enough for people to be fooled means prestige, yes, the IgNobel Peace Prize is "prestigious".
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From:jd3000
Date:October 9th, 2009 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Hey, don't malign the Ig Nobel Prize, I love them! :-)

-JD

Edited at 2009-10-09 06:39 pm (UTC)
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From:fpb
Date:October 9th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
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Fairy Nuff.

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