Friday, October 9, 2009

Why the long face?

Some are claiming that giving president Obama a Nobel Peace Prize cheapens it, but the formerly prestigious prize has already been tainted.

The Norwegians gave that shiny thing to such people as Yasser Arafat -- who pretty much got it because the only peaceful thing he ever accomplished in life was to stop bombing civilians long enough to fly to the US and talk to Jimmy Carter; and to Al Gore, who didn't get it for doing anything peaceful but for spreading the word on "settled science" -- instead of people who really did something great, like Irena Sendler, Winston Churchill, or, in the case of 2009, Greg Mortenson.

These awards are just political jelly beans to be handed out these days, and not at all about doing anything great for the world. A shiny golden blow-job for the political elite.
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