Nobel Peace Prize...?

does anyone else see anything weird about Obama winning an award that he didn’t deserve?

I saw the candidates for the prize and Obama won off inspirational speeches with no actions…

I’m a little ticked about it, sorry, venting.

[B]“Greg Mortenson, nominated for the prize. Son of a missionary, a former army Medic and mountaineer, he has made it his mission to build schools for girls in places where opium dealers and tribal warlords kill people for trying. His Central Asia Institute has built more than 130 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan - a mission which has, along the way, inspired millions of people to view the protection and education of girls as a key to peace and prosperity and progress”[/B]

I guess this guy should have made more speeches and did less action

Am I surprised by anyhting Obama does/doesn’t do? The funny part about the Nobel Peace Prize, was that nominations were due only two weeks into his Presidency. What DID he DO so great exactly in his first two weeks? Hire some great speech writers, and employed a few teleprompters? I don’t get it either. This guy can do no wrong, even when he screws up he is applauded. I figured he was the Anti-Christ…

It’s a deadly combination when you have dems controlling Congress, and a great used car salesman as President. I mean we are talking about the guy who couldn’t pay his own parking tickets - that is until he runs for office. You know, the guy associated with terrorists like Bill Ayers? The one who listened to Reverend Jerimiah Wright spread racist and anti american hate speech every Sunday for twenty years. The one who lies with empty promises, and whose whole cabinet is filled with tax cheats. He must have spread so much peace while he was associated with ACORN as a community organizer.

So what good did he do? He became the first black President. Oh wait, he didn’t do that either…he’s mixed race, isn’t he? Now I’m just poking fun…

How can you win a piece prize if the country you supposedly run is currently at war? This all makes me wonder how much he paid to win? Really, I honestly do wonder what its like to have everyones lips glued to your A-hole? Sorry but, WTF? Seriously?

[CENTER]Imagine that he won the NOBEL !
What other president do you know that has put the country in whirlwind like we are in now. Some might want to say MR" BUSH did it but when is our selected president going to man up and quit playing the pointing game ?
I don’t remember MR" BUSH spending over 2 million dollars in jet fuel to bring the OLYMPICS TO TEXAS !
May’be we should vote for a organized crime family to run things.
Think about it … Things get out of hand and there is a hit put out.They know how to control thier money right and get things going into place right away.They have they’re own secret service …( LOUIE THE HITMAN , DONNY THE BONE BREAKER , ANTHONY THE CARE TAKER … ETC,
They do not ride around in armored cars and spend money where it is not needed.
I bet you the health reform would be in place in a week unlike that it has been going on since our great president took a step in the white house.
Heck the crime families have connections every where.

I don’t really know about acrime a family taking over and i was just throwing some humor in but who knows … May’be they could do a better job ![/CENTER]

Rush was saying that it’s their way to slap Bush in the face.

That makes more sense than Obama actually having earned it for doing nothing.

Every time either Obama or Gibbs (white house press sec.) is questioned about anything they always respond the same way “this is because of the previous administration, or the previous president is responsible for this.” I have been waiting all day to hear either Obama of Gibbs come out and This Nobel peace prize is all because of Bush, and we just want to make sure America knows who is responsible for this.

WOW … BC WINDOW CLEANING …That is kind of a bold statement to blame it all on BUSH !
May’be the one to blame it on is all of the presidents …
So tell us all what our CURRENT president has really done for the united states ! Hmmmmmm let me think about this one … Still thinking … And still thinking … Gee i came up with nothing.
So the health situation was BUSH’S problem ? The health situation doesn’t need a new program… It needs to be fixed with solutions.So president BUSH was also wrong for fighting back on the war ? What was he to do just sit there with his pants down and let them kick us in the nuts ? You go to war you need to know there are going to be people that die … There is just no way around it.The government has always defended other country’s and that is BS !
Politics suck and it won’t matter who is in office.If OBAMA is so great why doesn’t he share his prize money with hundreds of families that really do need it or how about help out a charity or even help out the window cleaning industry. I know a few guys that could use a beer after working all day cleaning windows … (LOL that was a joke)
I do not know what your income level is and it is not my business but his proposal is going to affect me and i am sure a bunch of others on our salaries.

I do go to church and believe in god but i do not think he is going to save us on this one !
Pretty soon he will make everyone go get a barcode tattoo on the back of thier neck in order to pay for groceries etc and if you do not have it you will not be able to purchase anything.
Just think … you go grocery shopping and go to the check out line and they run the scanner over your neck and the cashier tells you " SORRY YOU WERE DENIED !!! … Nothing like big brother having control on what you can buy.
So he is trying to put a tax on soft drinks ! Thinks he is going to try and help out the world by showing concern for there health !
Crap he might as well take computers away so people don’t sit on there computers all day.
Why doesn’t he pay for people to go to the gym if he is concerned about there health ?
Politics can be so relentless … all it is … Is a ROB PETER TO PAY PAUL deal.
I am sure this post will raise some eybrows … It is to be exspected whether i post on this subject or someone else does.

With the way things are going you will have to make two dollars just to pay the tax on the first dollar.

I didn’t blame it all on Bush, I said Obama and Gibbs blame it all on Bush
No one president is responsible for the mess we are in as a country, altough Obama sure is trying!

You probably right about God not saving us on this one. But not because He can’t, but because He won’t go where He’s not wanted. we told God we don’t want Him in our schools, government, and now homes, lets face it many people don’t even want God to intrude in their churches. So after we tell God to leave us alone, then trouble comes along and we whine “God why did you let this happen to me?” And we wonder what God says to that? well he are two of His responses

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; (Proverbs 1:24-26)

Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods: wherefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation. (Judges 10:13-14)

The mark you are no doubt referring to is placed on the right hand or the forehead, not the back of the neck.

President Theodore Roosevelt—the 26th President of the United States—received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1905 for helping negotiate an end to the Russo-Japanese War. However, he played a role in the suppression of a revolt in the Philippines.
Cordell Hull was awarded the Nobel Prize in Peace in 1945 in recognition of his efforts for peace and understanding in the Western Hemisphere, his trade agreements, and his work to establish the United Nations. Hull was Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Secretary of State during the SS St. Louis Crisis. The St. Louis sailed out of Hamburg into the Atlantic Ocean in the summer of 1939 carrying over 950 Jewish refugees, mostly wealthy, seeking asylum from Nazi persecution just before World War II. The ship’s voyage caused great controversy in the United States: Initially President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt showed modest willingness to take in some of those on board, but vehement opposition by Hull and from Southern Democrats—some of whom went so far as to threaten to withhold their support of Roosevelt in the 1940 Presidential election if this occurred. On 4 June 1939 Roosevelt issued an order to deny entry to the ship, which was waiting in the Caribbean Sea between Florida and Cuba. The passengers began negotiations with the Cuban government, but those broke down at the last minute. Forced to return to Europe, over a quarter of its passengers subsequently died in the Holocaust.[100][101][102]
The United States Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973 for his work on the Vietnam Peace Accords, despite having instituted the secret 1969–1975 campaign of bombing against infiltraiting NVA in Cambodia, the alleged U.S. involvement in Operation Condor—a mid-1970s campaign of kidnapping and murder coordinated among the intelligence and security services of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay—as well as the death of French nationals under the Chilean junta. He also supported the Turkish intervention in Cyprus resulting in the de facto partition of the island.
Anwar Sadat, president of Egypt during a war against Israel in 1973, the Yom Kippur War, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, along with Menachem Begin, in 1978 for their contributions to the successful closure to the Camp David Accords in the same year.
Rigoberta Menchú won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, in part for her autobiography I, Rigoberta Menchu. In 1999 she was accused by David Stoll of having fabricated events in her family history in the book to further the guerilla cause. See Rigoberta Menchú for details.
Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, and Yitzhak Rabin were winners of the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize. Arafat was regarded by critics as a terrorist leader for many years. His critics often described him as an unrepentant terrorist with a long legacy of promoting violence.[citation needed] Kåre Kristiansen, a Norwegian member of the Nobel Committee, resigned in 1994 in protest at the awarding of a Nobel Peace Prize to Yasser Arafat, whom he labelled a “terrorist”. Supporters of Arafat have pointed out that Nelson Mandela similarly had never formally renounced terrorism despite being a founder member of Umkhonto we Sizwe, but his nobel prize did not receive similar criticism. On the other side, critics of Israel such as Edward Said have been equally critical of Peres and Rabin and the entire Oslo accords.
Jimmy Carter was awarded the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize, for the “decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development.” The announcement of the award came shortly after the U.S. House and Senate gave President George W. Bush authorization to use military force against Iraq in order to enforce U.N. Security Council resolutions requiring that Baghdad give up weapons of mass destruction. Asked if the selection of the former president was a criticism of Bush, Gunnar Berge, head of the Nobel committee, said: “With the position Carter has taken on this, it can and must also be seen as criticism of the line the current U.S. administration has taken on Iraq.” Carter declined to comment on the remark in interviews, saying that he preferred to focus on the work of the Carter Center.[103]
Wangari Maathai, 2004 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was reported by the Kenyan newspaper Standard and Radio Free Europe to have stated that AIDS was originally developed by Western scientists in order to depopulate. She later denied these claims, though the Standard stands by its reporting.[104] Additionally, in a Time magazine interview, she hinted at its non-natural origin, saying that someone knows where it came from and that it “…did not come from monkeys.”[105]
Al Gore and the IPCC, 2007 winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, have had the validity of their winning of the prize disputed as well.[citation needed]
The award of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to United States president Barack Obama drew criticism that the award was undeserved or premature due to his few accomplishments so early into his political career outside of Chicago.[106]

WOW … As far as the barcode where it is placed … It was just a example or figure of speech. But religion and politics are probably a sore subject to talk about to some !
Funny how this post went from a NOBEL PRIZE to quotes from a BIBLE !

Glad I could Wow you twice in one thread. Now remind me … Who was the one that brought God into this one. I was just agreeing with you. :slight_smile:

[I]God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we have to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we ourselves not become gods simply to appear worthy of it?[/I] ~Nietzsche

At the risk of being politically incorrect…I often run to my bible when I am troubled or confused. I didn’t vote for Obama. He kept some bad company on his way up. There was question as to whether or not he was an American citizen. He had never served in “our” military, so I hardly saw him fit to be our commander and chief. Since he’s been in office he has not done anything that he said he would do. As a matter of fact he has completely shelved all that and taken off on his own little tangent. Czar is a socialist term and I don’t agree with having them in my democratic leadership society. How many has he appointed. What does the job pay? Since the position obviously doesn’t require any related experience, willingness to cede to those that do, or even a background check. Can I be one?

And why didn’t we hear about tax dollars being spent to shoot a rocket at the moon until about four minutes before it was there?

And is it possible that H.A.A.R.P is more responsible than the cow farts and car exaust for our global warming? Perhaps even by design?

Don’t get my conspirital driven mind started.
Cuz’ I love me a good rant every now and then.

[I][B]“because glass looks it’s best when you can’t see it”[/B][/I]

Its all good BC WINDOW CLEANING … I have no beef or here to start any ruckus. We are all here on this site to learn from others and hopefully help someone out right ?
I don’t think anyone here was fed with a silver or golden spoon or even a platinum spoon … Heck if i remember right my family fed me with a spoon from dairy queen ! ( plastic ) LOL:D
I was just commenting in the god part on the bottom of your post about dems,repubs,god.

The economy surely sucks right now and people really need to stand up and do something about it …
Is it going to last for ever ? I would hope to think not.

Take the risk, its pretty fun.
As far as getting your “conspirital driven mind started” sounds like its too late to worry about that now. :smiley:

Sorry I misunderstood you, I guess I was the one who brought God into this then, no apologies for that though.

“Questioned” only by right-wing extremists (haters.)

25% of US presidents never “served” in the military. Bush 43, for example, never “served” in “our” military.

Csar/tsar is a term related to monarchy.

“…the job title “czar” doesn’t exist in the Obama Administration…Many of the officials cited by conservative commentators have been confirmed by the Senate. Many hold policy jobs that have existed in previous Administrations. And some hold jobs that involved coordinating the work of agencies on President Obama’s key policy priorities…”

Bush 43 had more “csars” than Obama. Many elected Republican representatives and conservative “commentators” have used the term (hypocritically) to describe a Senate confirmation and approval/disapproval of officials from the administrations of Clinton, Bush, and Obama.

Perhaps you are confusing its relationship to socialism due the Russian Revolution? That was actually a communist revolution, not socialist.

What does Obama have to do with initial funding for the LCROSS mission?

[B]Originally Posted by runken
And why didn’t we hear about tax dollars being spent to shoot a rocket at the moon until about four minutes before it was there?[/B]

That was kind weird. I had the tube on that morning and suddenly it came on as a breaking news story. I really need to renew my NASA News subscription ASAP!