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My Favorite Quotes of the Day

  • @MaryRobinette Giving Obama the Nobel Prize for Not Being George Bush is one of the biggest pieces of pwnage in history.
  • @whump: Shorter Obama Nobel Rationale: the World is watching you and hope you listen to reason, instead of the neocons.
  • @DaveHolmes So, wait: YAY Chicago lost the Olympics, BOO our president won the Nobel, and it's the OTHER SIDE that hates America?
  • @randomfacebookcommenter: Think of it as the "Welcome back to sanity!" prize.


Oct. 11th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
A truce is a promise. The Nobel Peace Prize history is littered with promises, some carried through and some squandered. In many cases, that's what the award is about. It still comes back to the same thing. It's the Norwegians' award. They give it how they like. If you don't like it, loose your complaints to the wind or go and start your own award to show them how it's done.

Maybe you haven't figured this out. I'm just taking pleasure in seeing Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Michael Steele and Alan Bolton on the same side of an argument with Al Qaeda, Hamas and the Taliban. It makes me laugh.

Edited at 2009-10-11 12:57 am (UTC)
Oct. 11th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)

"A truce is a promise?" Oh come on. Your argument is reduced to word gaming? That's it?

Yes, Andy, it is the Norwegians' award to expend. But there's also an onus on Obama for accepting it.

He did not have to stoop and accept such honors unearned.

Yet, he rushed to do so.

You can listen to the talking heads all you want and laugh as much as you like. The basic points remain:

Of what value honors unearned?

Of what character he who accepts such honors?


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