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It was a rough week but due to the meticulous assistance from a very smart friend, my butt was pulled out of the frying pan and fire.  Whew!  Cyberspace thanks go to The French Sloth.  Very very grateful on my end.  I said so, and was even sincere when I said it.

Moving on – sometimes, just sometimes, Obama gets it right.

One year ago, I was humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize — an award that speaks to our highest aspirations, and that has been claimed by giants of history and courageous advocates who have sacrificed for freedom and justice.

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Mr. Liu Xiaobo is far more deserving of this award than I was.

– President (loosely defined) Obama giving an award in honor of SOMEONE ELSE.


See, I am a narcissistic personality.  But Obama?  Ol’ Reservoir-Tip-Skin?  He blinds himself with his brilliance.

But the point is, here we are a year later and everyone – finally everyone – is wondering how blunder-boy could have possibly been considered worthy of an NPP.   He wasn’t.  Not even close.  Nor was Jimmeh Carter or Arafat.

To be honest, I’m not sure I understand how a guy that tried to spark anti-government behavior in China and is now serving an 11-year sentence is more deserving than many others in the world.  Oh well, it’s kind of a BS award anyway.  Might have meant something at one time but it’s largely irrelevant now.

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Been working hard on another graphic.  Hope you enjoy it.  It is my commentary on the sad state of the Nobel Peace Prize.  It died.

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Gently rub the graphic and it will get bigger. Clicking might help, too.

More discussion about this damnfool award below…

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Start with the more serious stuff and then we’ll get weirder from there, ok?

I began to picture how ridiculous all this global warming hysteria is, and then thought “What is even weirder than the hysteria?”   Well, nothing is, actually.  So I just thought of what might make me laugh.

Update:  Last night’s tomfoolery resulted in some edits today…

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Gets bigger if you click it.

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Even WEIRDER…   How can one get a peace prize for doing nothing?  Why, be the O’messaiah, of course!

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Obama and his patented steely peace-forming thousand-yard stare.

If I understand it right, all I have to do is talk a lot and have good intentions and it doesn’t matter whether I accomplish a gosh-darned thing or not… I’m Nobel material, baby!  Wahooo!  I’m going to go start spending my cool $1 million right now!

Seriously though.  If you are walking down the street and pick up a gum wrapper by the curb and suddenly a marching band starts playing, the mayor drives up in a corvette and hands you the key to the city, and bosoms swell as you are driven through the town for a day of feasting and celebration at your awesomeness… aren’t you going to feel more than a little bit like a total jackass?

If I were him, and I’m not, I wouldn’t feel humbled.  He does because he’s egocentric to a fault.  If it were me, I’d feel embarrassed to have been the target of a Nobel Prize committee that embarrassed itself.  They practically wet their pants in their compulsion to give it to him.

The Nobel Peace Prize is a notoriously difficult award to predict, but yesterday’s decision was clearly a political choice, with three of the past six peace awards going to Bush adversaries.  – Times Online dot co dot UK

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The award is also an example of what Nobel scholars call the growing aspirational trend of Nobel committees over the past three decades, by which awards are given not for what has been achieved but in support of the cause being fought for.

Thorbjørn Jagland, the committee chairman, made clear that this year’s prize fell in that category. “If you look at the history of the Peace Prize, we have on many occasions given it to try to enhance what many personalities were trying to do,” he said. “It could be too late to respond three years from now.”

Yup.  Three years from now he might very well prove that one can indeed suck at four years of leadership just as much as the first year of leadership and well, by then, gosh it might just look silly.

One more quote:

“Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Moammar Gadhafi and Vladimir Putin have all praised Barack Obama. When enemies of freedom and democracy praise your president, what are you to think? When you add to this Barack Obama’s many previous years of associations and alliances with people who hate America — Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Father Pfleger, etc. — at what point do you stop denying the obvious and start to connect the dots?”  – Thomas Sowell  (National Review)

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