Monday, October 12, 2009

update

Sorry for the drop off in blogging, if anyone cares, but I've been sick. I'll detail some more of what's going on 10,000 miles from home soon, but in the mean time, I think we can all agree, or not (and I know who's likely to disagree) that Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize was at best premature and at worst, well, ludicrous.

Now, I don't want to delve too deeply into politics. Lord knows, the worst thing we can discuss is religion or politics. Oh, did I say "Lord knows"? I don't want to start a holy war.

But, considering nominations were due a mere 11 days after Obama took office, isn't it a little ridiculous that he won the NPP? Granted, many of you think the award is meaningless after Al Gore won his for his documentary (certainly not for his $22,ooo monthly electricity bill or driving a suburban) but 11 days? What could have been done in 11 days other than talk?

I understand he's improved America's image abroad, but he did that simply by not being George W. Bush. By the same token, I'm not W. Where's my prize? Free trip to Sweden? $1.6 million? Nothing for me? Rubbish.

9 comments:

William said...

Nobel Peace Prize is officially a joke now.

Trey said...

I just think it's funny how so many people are upset about this. And so many of those people could care less who won it before. Find something else to be angry about.

Jordy said...

Trey, I totally agree with you. People (ie Republicans) are blaming Obama when he had nothing to do with his receiving the prize (unless he somehow nominated himself and bribed the selection committee).

The prize has been a joke for a while. Forget the fact that it was founded by the man who invented TNT, Wilson won it after getting the US involved in WWI.

Jordy said...

Hell, Yasser Arafat won the award.

COME ON!

I'm Sal the sports king, and that's my catch phrase.

COME OOOOOON!

Vik Vij said...

Jordy, I think Wilson won the prize for the League of Nations. And by think I mean know.

Jordy said...

League of Nations...which failed

Vik Vij said...

Jordy. It was still a good idea and didn't fail b/c of Wilson.

Jordy said...

Listen, I don't want to argue history. You know much more about it than I do.

I think we're getting off point. The point is the award has been given to several controversial people. Whether or not the League of Nations was a good idea, it doesn't change the fact that Wilson was president when the US entered WWI.

My point was the award was a joke long before Obama got it.

Vik Vij said...

agreed. and this was just further evidence.