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Obama Gets a Sur-Prize

By Ben Pershing
A surprise of historic proportions happened overnight, even more unexpected than the latest baseball playoff shocker: President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nobel Committee said Obama was given the prize because he "created a new climate in international politics" (insert your cap-and-trade joke here), but a range of media outlets and commentators spent the early hours trying to deduce why exactly a nine-month-old presidency merited the honor. The New York Times calls the award "a stunning surprise" given that "likely candidates had been seen [in Oslo] as including human rights activists in China and Afghanistan and political figures in Africa." The chairman of the Nobel committee singled out Obama's efforts on nuclear disarmament, particularly at the most recent UN Security Council meeting, as deserving of recognition. "Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize to mixed reviews," reads the Reuters headline, over a story noting the announcement was praised in some quarters but "was also attacked, especially in parts of the Arab and Muslim world, as hasty and undeserved." Iain Martin blogs for the Wall Street Journal: "This is completely bizarre. President Barack Obama has just won the nobel peace prize. It is unclear why. ... Think about it, it's so post-modern: a leader can now win the peace prize for saying that he hopes to bring about peace at some point in the future. He doesn't actually have to do it, he just has to have aspirations. Brilliant."

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By Ben Pershing  |  October 9, 2009; 10:08 AM ET
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ruraledcomm comments, " is a proud day for Americans."

No, this is a day of shame for America and a day of shame for our world. Obama has not earned a Nobel Peace Prize. This is well reflected by polls displays an easy 2 to 1 consensus by Americans Obama does not deserve this Nobel prize.

The Nobel was once an esteemed honor but is now a badge of shame and corruption.

The Nobel is shamefully politicized. The Nobel is awarded based upon political ideology rather than being awarded based upon real world efforts and actions.

The Nobel Peace Prize is rendered to a status of a Cracker Jack toy.

In time, Obama's prize will prove to be an albatross hanging about his neck. Both our America and our president, have been ridiculed and shamed by the Nobel Committee; this is an embarrassment.

Okpulot Taha
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Posted by: PurlGurl | October 9, 2009 5:17 PM | Report abuse

Said it before, will say it again, if you are annoyed or angry that the President of the United States of America has received recognition for working towards global peace, then there is something seriously wrong with you..irrespective of party lines, it is a proud day for Americans..if you don't feel proud, then take a good long look in the mirror, you will find that you are not proud of what you see there..

Posted by: ruraledcomm | October 9, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation
Puma Politics

Posted by: PurlGurl | October 9, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse



Could that be what Obama's winning the Nobel peace prize is REALLY all about? RE: "GESTAPO USA" (see "stories" list)

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 9, 2009 1:08 PM | Report abuse

President Obama should spend some time bringing peace to the streets of his home town of Chicago.

We have children murdering children there on a daily basis!

Posted by: mwhoke | October 9, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

I was also unaware ACORN is active in Norway.

No doubt Obama was surprised to have a Nobel Prize fall out of his Cracker Jack box.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation
Puma Politics

Posted by: PurlGurl | October 9, 2009 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Imagine the vision of the future presented by the Bush Cheney administration. Now consider the vision presented by Obama. President Obama was awarded the Nobel Prize for his audacity to hope for a better future for all mankind. ..........

Posted by: glclark4750 | October 9, 2009 11:58 AM | Report abuse

TO: tdavis11 @ 11:32 a.m.

Yes. Pay no attention to the defense contractor behind the curtain.

Thanks for responding to the carrot!

Posted by: scrivener50 | October 9, 2009 11:56 AM | Report abuse

I was unaware ACORN is active in Sweden.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation
Puma Politics

Posted by: PurlGurl | October 9, 2009 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Look scrivener50, a white rabbit!! Quick, chase it back down the hole!

Posted by: tdavis11 | October 9, 2009 11:32 AM | Report abuse

Hey... winning the Nobel Peace Prize isn't rocket science!

Speaking of which, at least it deflected attention from THIS:


UPDATE, Friday morning, Oct. 9, 9:45 a.m. -- The Moon bombing apparently came off with a fizzle, not a bang. As network anchors watched and waited breathlessly, the grainy images from NASA -- live video taken from the orbiting module and an infrared camera image -- showed absolutely nothing. No six-mile debris plume spewing from the Moon's surface. No infrared signs of a steamy impact. Nothing. Nada.

NASA cameras quickly switched to a control room scene, with mission commanders and minions doing the requisite hand shakes and back-slapping. The space agency declared the mission a success -- and there was no more talk by the TV anchors of the fly-by telemetry that was supposed to reveal whether the probe actually resulted in the release of ice crystals. Attention quickly turned to the surprise announcement that President Obama had won the Nobel peace prize.

So what happened up there on the Moon this morning? Does a major government agency advertise as its coming attraction a six-mile-high debris plume and then get away with saying, "Never mind?" Or, is it possible that a weapons testing phase of the mission was shut down over belated concerns that the debris raised by an intense impact could create rings around the moon, a debris field that would endanger future missions?

Did the mission fail, resulting in no major impact at all? Or is "success" being redefined as something less than promised?

At this point, it apparently depends on who and what you choose to believe; we await the release by NASA of scientific data that confirms the mission's success or failure.

Remember, the American public was lied to and never told by NASA about that '60s-era manned spy lab, a military mission disguised as a civilian space shot. So the possibility that this Moon bombing was an aborted weapons test cannot be ruled out. As they say, you can't prove a negative, especially if a civilian space agency is used as cover to pursue the national security goal of the weaponization of space.



• Electromagnetic assaults, vigilante warrantless GPS "community stalking" violate human and civil rights of thousands of unjustly targeted Americans nationwide... American "slow-kill" genocide hiding in plain sight, a "multi-agency coordinated action program" under the apparent direction of a secretive Homeland Security agency.


Posted by: scrivener50 | October 9, 2009 10:55 AM | Report abuse

Just what has Obama done to deserve any prize? Obama is a total flame out.

Posted by: pipian | October 9, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest peacemaker to have ever walked this planet was never awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. I am not sure if the Nobel Peace Prize can be awarded posthumously, and if that is the case awarding the prize to Mahatma Gandhi would greatly enhance the significance of the Prize. Even though I am an ardent supporter of President Obama, I do believe that awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama who has such a limited body of Peacemaking work is analogous to awarding the Nobel Prize in Science to a Scientist who finished his Ph.D. last year. It is nothing more than a political statement and it diminishes the stature of the Award.

Posted by: mgokare | October 9, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

thebobbob wrote: "All they've got is Fear, Hate, Distortion and Division. No prize for them!" right after he said "...reactionary rightwing whackos..." referring, it seems, to all of us bigots who, for any reason, fail to agree with his brand of kool-aid. Pay attention numbskull; Yassir Arafat and Le Duc Tho got the same prize. Other notable nominees: Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, Uncle Joe Stalin. Still feeling proud? I bet you laugh at Lettermans 'jokes' and think Polanski is being persecuted. What a piece of work, the mind of the foolish liberal. Really, what does it take?

Posted by: tdavis11 | October 9, 2009 10:46 AM | Report abuse

Even though I'm conservative I have no animosity towards President Obama. I like him very much on a personal level but do question assertively his politics as is my right as an American. However, I do have a myriad of issues with the far left and the far right that are polarizing our nation. I have no idea the requisites for such a prize or what initiated this decision. With this said a hearty congratulations to President Obama.


Posted by: spiderbyte88 | October 9, 2009 10:45 AM | Report abuse

This doesn't surprise the dissenters of Obama. This is typical circle-jerk action from the sycophants that awarded the same prize to Al Gorlioni before he started his Green ponzie scheme to fleece the globe of all its riches. The Nobel Peace Prize has been illegitimate for decades now. America is at the end of its rope with this guy whose contradicting policy opposes his own B.S. rhetoric and platitudes. It's as if he's purposely trying to reduce America to a peasant state. This award is the proverbial nail in the Obama administration's coffin. Good riddance, you statist.

Posted by: Superpower | October 9, 2009 10:41 AM | Report abuse

Way to go Obama! America takes another Nobel prize. Watching the Obama-haters (why do they hate peace?) is very interesting.

He's managed to make the remaining reactionary rightwing whackos insane. Listen to their mini-minds exploding all over the country, Pop! Pop! Pop!

All they've got is Fear, Hate, Distortion and Division. No prize for them!

Posted by: thebobbob | October 9, 2009 10:33 AM | Report abuse

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