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Not Gonna Play Well


Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Rather than recognizing concrete achievement, the 2009 prize appeared intended to support initiatives that have yet to bear fruit.
That is the most retarded thing I have ever read. Two things come of this:
  1. The Nobel committee just completely negated any shred of legitimacy it had. Awarding such a prize for no achievement whatsoever is beyond silliness.
  2. World leaders will despise Obama more than they already do, and they'll stick it to him where they can - because the last thing they want from him is more reason for arrogance.
International media will lampoon this. American media, on the other hand, will just love this.

ETC: I read that the American media is not all amorous about this either. Good. If Obama were an honorable man, he would pass on the award, saying rightly that he hasn't done anything yet to deserve such recognition. While that's obvious on its face, I kinda doubt he'll do that...

Don't you just love this paper maché presidency? Just the change we were looking for!

Also, does this please or piss off Jimmy Carter?


by Brett Rogers, 10/9/2009 7:41:14 AM


This award needs to be renamed the Nobel "Hope and Dope" award. Carter in 2002, Gore in 2007, and now I-Bama (I love than name by the way), who was nominated less than 2 weeks after the beginning of his presidency.

Your second point has me thinking. He had the big apology tour across the world, apologizing for American arrogance and that things would change. When in fact that supposed arrogance was leadership. Everyone new what we were doing and why. We went alone in many instances because Europe didn't have the backbone.

On the other hand Obama's apology tour was a major sign of weakness, but to pull it off you have to show humility. Obama doesn't do humility, it isn't geniune, and other leaders have seen right thru it. So where are we now? Right back to arrogance.



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/9/2009 8:15:35 AM

Actually, just call it the "Neville Chamberlain" award and be done with it.



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/9/2009 11:46:10 AM

What's wrong folks? Your empty-minded, Neanderthalic figureheads openly celebrate Chicago's failed bid, and now you whine about the fact that OUR president (i.e., the freely and fairly elected president of OUR democratic republic)

I'm gonna call you out: You are anti-American!

Where's your patriotism, rightards? Your erratic and hypocritical behaviors disgust genuine Americans, and it continues to diminish your legitimacy. The GOP is tantamount to a freak show. It's fodder for the comedy hosts.

Can you spell MARGINALIZATION? That's what's happening to you with every passing day. You're acting like a pack of spolied little imps, ill-mannered ones, at that. Wrap yourselves in the flag, go sit in the corner, and stay there untill we tell you that you can come out. Or move to Texas and secede.

I hope all you haters have a good day and enjoy your self-imposed corner.




Posted by M. Schaeffer, 10/9/2009 11:59:50 AM

M. Schaeffer, what you are feeling is the same thing the right felt for 7 of the 8 years of the Bush administration.

Good to see you back. I was beginning to think you'd spontaneously died from lack of a single payer health care system.



Posted by Casey Head (, 10/9/2009 12:14:16 PM

Mr. Head, if only you could be so fortunate... Now, back in the corner where you belong.



Posted by M.Schaeffer, 10/9/2009 1:27:53 PM

Schaeffer, that you could preach egalitarianism, yet regard others with such condescension makes me smile.

It is as Ralph Waldo Emerson said "Every man alone is sincere. At the entrance of a second person, hypocrisy begins."



Posted by Casey Head (, 10/9/2009 1:49:13 PM

A lesson in hypocrisy from a right winger is one that emanates from the source. Oh--I see it's now 1:00--thus time for your daily fix of Rush Limbaugh!

Enjoy that. I won't bother with you further, good partiot Head., get "back in your place."



Posted by M. Schaeffer, 10/9/2009 2:03:26 PM

Too funny Casey! I love it.

A liberal trying to force a conservative into a corner, even funnier. That takes balls and a willing to physically confront. Two things lacking in most liberals.



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/9/2009 2:12:14 PM

One could only regard me as a right winger as viewed from the far left of the spectrum, hence your pronunciation.

You probably have better things to do as well, like catch Air America's stream of Jack Rice, since no broadcast station will touch it.



Posted by Casey Head (, 10/9/2009 2:12:37 PM

Hey Ruby

I believe in advancement by merit. Obama didn't do anything of merit. It's that simple. While I don't like the national embarrassment we call Jimmy Carter, I'll grant that he certainly achieved something in brokering the deal between Egypt and Israel. Obama has done, well... nothing - certainly not on the level that Carter did!

So, am I anti-American? I guess that depends on whether I cheerlead what was once a monumental award now received by someone for their good intentions, and not for real achievement.

Let's wait for the meritorious accomplishment, shall we?

P.S. Anyone catch the rumor that Obama is now up for the Heisman? Certainly just as well-earned...



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 10/9/2009 4:33:06 PM

Good! Let's talk about rumors, shall we? Like you Brett, I was once (moments ago) a raving liberal, "t-shirt and all..." Alas, you've all convinced me of the error of my ways, so I've decided to join the part of NO. I

Instead of volunteering my time or for community service to help the less fortunate, SCREW THEM ALL. They can pull their sad, sorry arses up by their own bootstraps! And as far as me opening my wallet to pay taxes for the public good, social services, and all that other libbbbbberal BS, screw it.!! I'm now an angry conservative and I don't trust government to deliver those services, and if I choose to I'll deliver them myself. I'm NOT my brother's keeper, and I don't buy that crap about "so as you do unto the least of these, the least of these my children, you do unto me." So screw you too, God--and Huckabee too! You guys aren't conservative enough for me.

Instead, I'm going to spend my time volunteering for an extreme right-wing hate group dedicated to the design and dlivery of deceitful email chains. I'll be working in the Fear Monger Department, and my first project is to design and implement an email campaign strategy purporting the H1N1 vaccine to be a liberal plot to inject the nation with liberalism under the guise of a pandemic, while simultaneously transferring wealth from Big Insurance to Big Pharma and pro-Obama medical doctors in high-minority, large urban centers.

Damn...just received and email and FreedomWorks is already on that idea!

Back to the FearMonger huddle room. This new job is gonna be harder than I thought...

Peace all! Have a great weekend!




Posted by M. Schaeffer, 10/9/2009 9:07:18 PM

oops...I gotta get past that "peace" thing. Sorry.




Posted by M. Schaeffer, 10/9/2009 9:13:28 PM


A couple of days ago, I went to lunch with one of the guys who helped organize the Des Moines Tea Party. Over lunch, I learned the great story of how he took in a foster kid whose mom was a meth addict. He and his wife worked with the boy and his mother for over a year to help get the family reunited. The mom cleaned herself up and today, they're all best of friends. It's a hell of a story.

All of those assumptions you carry about right-wing hatred are propaganda and don't resemble anyone I know. The folks I know want people to thrive, to achieve their dreams, to celebrate success. They're willing to help anyone in any way they can. The difference, though, is that they want to have the freedom to step forward of their own volition, and not be coerced through inefficient means.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 10/10/2009 9:50:39 AM

What a drama queen Ruby. I've got $20 that says you are up to date on the latest from Jeanine Garafalo on us "teabagging racists."

Between raising 2 kids on my own, volunteer coaching several activities, working, how does that fit in to your right wing hatred view? I am typical of the tea party activists here, but go on thinking its a bunch of hate filled nut jobs.

The difference between us is quite simple. Either you believe in individual rights, that people are able to do for themselves or you believe that every problem is for government to solve and tell us what to do.

When you aren't too busy looking down your nose at most of the world, check out my personal favorite charity, St. Jude's. No need for government there.



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/10/2009 1:43:43 PM

The Chicago cubs filed for bankruptcy the other day. . . Let's see, They're from chicago and spent millions of dollars they can't pay back. I smell a nobel peace prize!



Posted by Flagg, 10/14/2009 3:11:05 AM

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