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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:07 AM

Before the knuckleheads jump all over this, here is the statement from the Nobel committee explaining why they awarded Barack Obama the 2009 Nobel peace prize:

“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

“Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama’s initiative, the United States is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.”

They are saying that Barack Obama has been more effective for peace in his first few months as president than anyone else. Elements in the radical Muslim world are already criticizing the award on the grounds that the United States has the largest nuclear weapons force in the world. This criticism misses the point. A president is not a dictator. He inherits his country’s history.

AOL, which is notoriously right wing, already has the question framed on its lead page: “Does he deserve it?” This also misses the point. In our celebrity-obsessed culture, it’s not about him personally. It is about the work he has done, particularly the effects of his work on the cause of peace.

Since President Obama took office, the United States has risen from seventh to first as the most admired nation in the world. This is directly attributable to President Obama, especially as contrasted with our last one before him. http://www.reuters.c...o...=22&sp=true

We Americans have reason to be proud that our President has been given this award but that is not the main point and should not our focus. Let it be a reminder what the world hopes for us and expects of us, and of our responsibilities as leader of the free world.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 10:19 AM

..................."THE NOBEL PRIZE COMMITTEE IS A BUNCH OF COMMUNISTS!!!!" :angry:..........right Tumor4U??...........heheheheheheh!!

(congrats Barry........now cut the US military in half.......pull the US taxpayer gravytrain from apartheid Israel.......and let's get this nation fixed! :) )


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 11:07 AM

I've said before on KOTW that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee were leftists, now it's been proven. Being that the closing date for nominations is Feb. 1st.
and Obama took office Jan. 20., the Anointed One was in office less than 2 weeks before being chosen. He hadn't even unpacked all his suitcases or picked out the new drapes before this bunch of Loonies decided he was most deserving. Give me a freakin' break !!
Someone please help me out, what were Obama's great accomplishments in the first days of his moving into the White House, I seem to have missed them.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:29 PM

I've said before on KOTW that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee were leftists, now it's been proven. Being that the closing date for nominations is Feb. 1st.
and Obama took office Jan. 20., the Anointed One was in office less than 2 weeks before being chosen. He hadn't even unpacked all his suitcases or picked out the new drapes before this bunch of Loonies decided he was most deserving. Give me a freakin' break !!
Someone please help me out, what were Obama's great accomplishments in the first days of his moving into the White House, I seem to have missed them.



And if anyone doubts this is a leftist organization, remember Loonies Al Gore and Jimmy Carter also won it.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 07:25 PM

I would like to have been a fly on the wall in the Clinton kitchen this morning when Bill found out Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize. Considering Bill Clinton is the only democratic president in the last 40 years to have not been given the Nobel. After being president for eight years and then being kicked to the curb in favor of Obama who was president for 11 days must have elicited a few choice comments from Slick Willy.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 09:07 PM

President Obama has changed the way the United States conducts diplomacy. In fact, he has reawakened the art of diplomacy, which had been all but destroyed by Bush and the neocons. That is a major accomplishment, though it may not yet put Obama in the company of others who have previously received the award - as Obama himself said this morning. The President has received the award with grace, dignity and humility. His response was entirely appropriate.

Whether one agrees with the Nobel committee or thinks that other candidates were more deserving, the call was the committee's to make and the only appropriate response from any American citizen is to congratulate him. Limbaugh said that he agrees with the Taliban on this point. Good for him. I hope he keeps flapping his mouth.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 06:17 AM

I would like to have been a fly on the wall in the Clinton kitchen this morning when Bill found out Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize. Considering Bill Clinton is the only democratic president in the last 40 years to have not been given the Nobel. After being president for eight years and then being kicked to the curb in favor of Obama who was president for 11 days must have elicited a few choice comments from Slick Willy.


You idiot.

Obama - yes
GW Bush - no
Clinton - no
GHW Bush - no
Reagan - no
Carter - yes
Ford - no
Nixon - no
Johnson - no
Kennedy - no
Eisenhower - no
Truman - no
FDR - no
Hoover - no
Coolidge - no
Harding - no
Wilson - no
Taft - no
T. Roosevelt - yes

An American president winning the Nobel Peace Prize is the exception, not the rule. The only Republican who ever won it was Theodore Roosevelt, the environmentalist and trust-buster. He would be kicked out of the Republican party today.

You're an obnoxious fool and an idiot.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 06:24 AM

President Obama has changed the way the United States conducts diplomacy. In fact, he has reawakened the art of diplomacy, which had been all but destroyed by Bush and the neocons. That is a major accomplishment, though it may not yet put Obama in the company of others who have previously received the award - as Obama himself said this morning. The President has received the award with grace, dignity and humility. His response was entirely appropriate.

Whether one agrees with the Nobel committee or thinks that other candidates were more deserving, the call was the committee's to make and the only appropriate response from any American citizen is to congratulate him. Limbaugh said that he agrees with the Taliban on this point. Good for him. I hope he keeps flapping his mouth.


Not after 12 days in office, Paul. If this award had been bestowed as early as NEXT year, I don't think you would see the questions.

Never mind Gore and Carter, didn't a guy named ARAFAT win a Nobel Prize?

Congrats to Obama, and its good for the US as well, but it IS awfully early.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:59 AM

President Obama has changed the way the United States conducts diplomacy. In fact, he has reawakened the art of diplomacy, which had been all but destroyed by Bush and the neocons. That is a major accomplishment, though it may not yet put Obama in the company of others who have previously received the award - as Obama himself said this morning. The President has received the award with grace, dignity and humility. His response was entirely appropriate.

Whether one agrees with the Nobel committee or thinks that other candidates were more deserving, the call was the committee's to make and the only appropriate response from any American citizen is to congratulate him. Limbaugh said that he agrees with the Taliban on this point. Good for him. I hope he keeps flapping his mouth.



You've conveniently omitted the fact that he was selected within 12 days of moving into the White House. Long before he "reawakened the art of diplomacy". Let's just stop the spin, Obama was the "hate Bush" pick, it had nothing to do with anything else (which of course there isn't anything else).

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:47 AM

You've conveniently omitted the fact that he was selected within 12 days of moving into the White House. Long before he "reawakened the art of diplomacy". Let's just stop the spin, Obama was the "hate Bush" pick, it had nothing to do with anything else (which of course there isn't anything else).


Ok, I'll go with that. Obama was given the Nobel for no other reason than GW Bush was a horrible president and war criminal. Fine. I can live with that.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 02:05 PM

You've conveniently omitted the fact that he was selected within 12 days of moving into the White House. Long before he "reawakened the art of diplomacy". Let's just stop the spin, Obama was the "hate Bush" pick, it had nothing to do with anything else (which of course there isn't anything else).


Tumor4u.....you do serve a useful purpose. Your are a messageboard specimen of American political obsolescence and buffoonery.....our very own anonymous punching bag! Shameless to the point of magnificence and cult imbibed like a zombie......YOU, Tumor!

You wag your tongue in text, flitting to and fro with childish spite and stupid precast conclusions for events yet to pass, always hairtrigger for President Barack Obama's demise, which would apparently drive you to a christian orgasm!

Naughty Tumor4u......but you are what you are and thoroughly exposed every day your shit is read on here.

Now....Bush the dim earned his sordid reputation with great merit, disappointing huge numbers of Americans (and our allies) along the way who gave him every chance, myself included.....and he was perhaps the BIGGEST factor in Barack Obama's election to POTUS.......

But the perverse evolution of the GOP is larger than the two bizarre terms of one silver spooned cowardly imbecile and you deadenders are not going to have an easy time of it in years to come. Your screw-ball party is fronted by rabid fearmongering and twisting statement driven profiteers and yes.......the bleeding jeezer parade! The names are sick American standards now....repeat after me....Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, Coulter, Cheney, Krystal, Rove, Beck, Steele, Palin, Bachmann....

....names that invoke fear and despair and confusion (which is real good for the Jesus business!)......

Tumor4u, I know you can't embrace the positive momentum that America's good fortune realizes since Obama got the Nobel prize, nor can you respect the independent decision making from people who run the Nobel show without YOUR approval......

.....and you Tumor4u, I imagine, cringe with every sign of improvement in America under the Obama leadership.

Think of it this way, Tumor......you are safe to hiss and twist from your anonymous hole on KOTW converting no one to your dead party instead.....helping to dispatch it!

Thanks deadender!!

Peace! (Nobel style) :)


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Posted 10 October 2009 - 03:11 PM

You've conveniently omitted the fact that he was selected within 12 days of moving into the White House. Long before he "reawakened the art of diplomacy". Let's just stop the spin, Obama was the "hate Bush" pick, it had nothing to do with anything else (which of course there isn't anything else).

You an Loki are both idiots. He was nominated after 12 days. He was not selected until this September, after being in office nine months.

Anyone can be nominated by just about anyone. Even fat boy, the Viagra using lover of young Dominican boys was nominated. Notice they did not select blubber boy.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 03:45 PM

Tumor4u.....you do serve a useful purpose. Your are a messageboard specimen of American political obsolescence and buffoonery.....our very own anonymous punching bag! Shameless to the point of magnificence and cult imbibed like a zombie......YOU, Tumor!

You wag your tongue in text, flitting to and fro with childish spite and stupid precast conclusions for events yet to pass, always hairtrigger for President Barack Obama's demise, which would apparently drive you to a christian orgasm!

Naughty Tumor4u......but you are what you are and thoroughly exposed every day your shit is read on here.

Now....Bush the dim earned his sordid reputation with great merit, disappointing huge numbers of Americans (and our allies) along the way who gave him every chance, myself included.....and he was perhaps the BIGGEST factor in Barack Obama's election to POTUS.......

But the perverse evolution of the GOP is larger than the two bizarre terms of one silver spooned cowardly imbecile and you deadenders are not going to have an easy time of it in years to come. Your screw-ball party is fronted by rabid fearmongering and twisting statement driven profiteers and yes.......the bleeding jeezer parade! The names are sick American standards now....repeat after me....Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, Coulter, Cheney, Krystal, Rove, Beck, Steele, Palin, Bachmann....

....names that invoke fear and despair and confusion (which is real good for the Jesus business!)......

Tumor4u, I know you can't embrace the positive momentum that America's good fortune realizes since Obama got the Nobel prize, nor can you respect the independent decision making from people who run the Nobel show without YOUR approval......

.....and you Tumor4u, I imagine, cringe with every sign of improvement in America under the Obama leadership.

Think of it this way, Tumor......you are safe to hiss and twist from your anonymous hole on KOTW converting no one to your dead party instead.....helping to dispatch it!

Thanks deadender!!

Peace! (Nobel style) :)


Well done. ;)

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 04:22 PM

Tumor4u.....you do serve a useful purpose. Your are a messageboard specimen of American political obsolescence and buffoonery.....our very own anonymous punching bag! Shameless to the point of magnificence and cult imbibed like a zombie......YOU, Tumor!

You wag your tongue in text, flitting to and fro with childish spite and stupid precast conclusions for events yet to pass, always hairtrigger for President Barack Obama's demise, which would apparently drive you to a christian orgasm!

Naughty Tumor4u......but you are what you are and thoroughly exposed every day your shit is read on here.

Now....Bush the dim earned his sordid reputation with great merit, disappointing huge numbers of Americans (and our allies) along the way who gave him every chance, myself included.....and he was perhaps the BIGGEST factor in Barack Obama's election to POTUS.......

But the perverse evolution of the GOP is larger than the two bizarre terms of one silver spooned cowardly imbecile and you deadenders are not going to have an easy time of it in years to come. Your screw-ball party is fronted by rabid fearmongering and twisting statement driven profiteers and yes.......the bleeding jeezer parade! The names are sick American standards now....repeat after me....Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Reilly, Coulter, Cheney, Krystal, Rove, Beck, Steele, Palin, Bachmann....

....names that invoke fear and despair and confusion (which is real good for the Jesus business!)......

Tumor4u, I know you can't embrace the positive momentum that America's good fortune realizes since Obama got the Nobel prize, nor can you respect the independent decision making from people who run the Nobel show without YOUR approval......

.....and you Tumor4u, I imagine, cringe with every sign of improvement in America under the Obama leadership.

Think of it this way, Tumor......you are safe to hiss and twist from your anonymous hole on KOTW converting no one to your dead party instead.....helping to dispatch it!

Thanks deadender!!

Peace! (Nobel style) :)




"positive momentum", "Obama leadership" ?? Let's see; millions more in debt every day, new record deficit every day, unemployment still growing every day, deepening involvement in Afganistan every day, the economy still poor, rejected on first vote for Chicago olympics.
You'll have to help me on this, just where is the positive momentum or Obama leadership ??

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 06:12 PM

1. The Nobel Committee received Obama’s nomination in February but they elected him in October. If they chose to take those intervening months into account, that is not for us to second-guess.

2. They are a private Norwegian committee and they have an agenda. They have the right to advance that agenda as they see fit. Some think the selection of our new president was their way of advancing that agenda. That is not for us to second-guess either.

3. President Obama changed the shape, direction and tone of diplomatic relations all over the world within the first week of his presidency. His detractors don’t hate him because he has failed. They hate him because he has succeeded. They are beside themselves over the fact that not only the American people but the people of the world take inspiration from him. That inspirational quality could have been a factor in the award; if it was, it was entirely appropriate.

4. The committee awarded the prize for Obama's "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." No one has done more to advance those causes during the past year than President Obama. Ironically, others have been working at it far longer but Obama accomplished more just by being elected president and immediately changing our country's course in foreign and diplomatic affairs. If anyone can think of someone who has accomplished more in the past year, I’d be interested in knowing who you think that is.

5. President Obama said he did not think he merited the award based on his own achievements but that he would accept it “as a call to action.” This is exactly the proper thing for him to say. His announcement on Friday morning was gracious, dignified and humble. Disagree with the award if you wish, but the contempt being flung at this man for winning an award he did not even seek is out of line.

6. None of us has any power over the recipient of this award. The appropriate response of an American citizen under these circumstances is to be happy that our country has regained respect throughout the world.

Most people are looking at this as one would look at a talent contest. Have we become so stubborn that we cannot appreciate that other people’s criteria may differ from our own? Personal accomplishment is not the only factor the Nobel Committee considers. They have made that clear. Yet no matter how many times someone points that out, some people simply cannot accept a different way of looking at things.

We have become obsessed with celebrity and this episode is just more proof of it; ironically, Obama’s detractors are more obsessed with it than his supporters. This does not bode well for our future as a responsible people.

By the way, Woodrow Wilson also won the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 09:02 PM

"positive momentum", "Obama leadership" ?? Let's see; millions more in debt every day, new record deficit every day, unemployment still growing every day, deepening involvement in Afganistan every day, the economy still poor, rejected on first vote for Chicago olympics. You'll have to help me on this, just where is the positive momentum or Obama leadership ??


1. The economy did not collapse, which is what was going to happen if McCain had been elected.

2. We are on the verge of historic health care legislation that Presidents have been trying to get passed since Theodore Roosevelt.

3. We are investing in our infrastructure and thereby in our future.

4. Obama is acting carefully to make the right decision in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, we are winding down and out in Iraq. When Republicans are in charge, no one is allowed to criticize anything connected with the military. Now, suddenly, criticism is OK.

5. Terrorist plot thwarted. Obama has kept us safe longer than Bush did.

6. Stock market nearly back to 10,000.

7. America's standing in the world has improved dramatically since Obama became President. Our allies are back with us. For example, when Iran's uranium supplies were discovered, the leaders of France and Britain stood behind Obama as he announced what was going to be done. World leaders respect him. People with intelligence respect him. Last year we were the 7th most respected country in the world. Today, thanks to President Obama, we are number one again.

8. Just a few days ago the Obama administration put tough new rules on the banks. They hate it but the country needs it. So he did it.

And he has only been in office a little more than eight months. His approval ratings are rising again. You're going to hate it but he will go down in history as a great historic figure. He is making the choices that have to be made.

You're whining.

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 09:19 PM

"positive momentum", "Obama leadership" ?? Let's see; millions more in debt every day, new record deficit every day, unemployment still growing every day, deepening involvement in Afganistan every day, the economy still poor, rejected on first vote for Chicago olympics.
You'll have to help me on this, just where is the positive momentum or Obama leadership ??


.............duh............ :)

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 06:42 AM

You an Loki are both idiots. He was nominated after 12 days. He was not selected until this September, after being in office nine months.

Anyone can be nominated by just about anyone. Even fat boy, the Viagra using lover of young Dominican boys was nominated. Notice they did not select blubber boy.




There's no evidence to suggest the decision wasn't made until Sept. I'm sure they made up their minds Jan. 21.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 08:45 AM

1. The Nobel Committee received Obama’s nomination in February but they elected him in October. If they chose to take those intervening months into account, that is not for us to second-guess.

2. They are a private Norwegian committee and they have an agenda. They have the right to advance that agenda as they see fit. Some think the selection of our new president was their way of advancing that agenda. That is not for us to second-guess either.

3. President Obama changed the shape, direction and tone of diplomatic relations all over the world within the first week of his presidency. His detractors don’t hate him because he has failed. They hate him because he has succeeded. They are beside themselves over the fact that not only the American people but the people of the world take inspiration from him. That inspirational quality could have been a factor in the award; if it was, it was entirely appropriate.

4. The committee awarded the prize for Obama's "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." No one has done more to advance those causes during the past year than President Obama. Ironically, others have been working at it far longer but Obama accomplished more just by being elected president and immediately changing our country's course in foreign and diplomatic affairs. If anyone can think of someone who has accomplished more in the past year, I’d be interested in knowing who you think that is.

5. President Obama said he did not think he merited the award based on his own achievements but that he would accept it “as a call to action.” This is exactly the proper thing for him to say. His announcement on Friday morning was gracious, dignified and humble. Disagree with the award if you wish, but the contempt being flung at this man for winning an award he did not even seek is out of line.

6. None of us has any power over the recipient of this award. The appropriate response of an American citizen under these circumstances is to be happy that our country has regained respect throughout the world.

Most people are looking at this as one would look at a talent contest. Have we become so stubborn that we cannot appreciate that other people’s criteria may differ from our own? Personal accomplishment is not the only factor the Nobel Committee considers. They have made that clear. Yet no matter how many times someone points that out, some people simply cannot accept a different way of looking at things.

We have become obsessed with celebrity and this episode is just more proof of it; ironically, Obama’s detractors are more obsessed with it than his supporters. This does not bode well for our future as a responsible people.

By the way, Woodrow Wilson also won the Nobel Peace Prize.




The nomination deadline is Feb. 1st., he was nominated in Jan., no more than 11 days after he took office. To suggest that they couldn't make up their minds until Oct. is ludicrous. They knew exactly who was getting it the day after the election.

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Posted 11 October 2009 - 12:38 PM

There's no evidence to suggest the decision wasn't made until Sept. I'm sure they made up their minds Jan. 21.

As you're so concerned about evidence, you must have some solid evidence for that belief. Right, Guest? Especially as you are making the extraordinary claim that the Nobel Comittee completely abandoned the standard process that they've used for all previous prizes. Surely no one would be stupid enough to claim that without some kind of evidence.



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