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Nobel Panel Hopes Peace Prize Boosts Obama Self-Esteem

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(2009-10-09) — An unnamed member of the Nobel committee this morning explained the shocking decision to give the Nobel Peace Prize to U.S. President Barack Obama, who had served only 11 days as president when nominated, by noting that the gold medal would go a long way toward boosting Mr. Obama’s self-esteem.

“We used to give the award to persons who had actual accomplishments,” the anonymous source said. “But that’s so reactionary, and almost nostalgic. By giving the peace prize to Obama, we’re recognizing his potential, and applauding his intentions in a way that we hope will result in future actions.”

The committee members reportedly wanted to encourage Mr. Obama with something tangible because “his speeches make world peace seem almost possible.”

“It’s like putting a gold star on a student’s paper, or giving him the ‘most improved’ trophy when he makes a good effort,” the source said. “We don’t want the president to get discouraged, or to give up just because the overwhelming evidence of history and of human nature flies in the face of everything he has proposed.”

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  • 1 Hawkeye_R // Oct 9, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Another good one Scott. The Nobel Peace Prize committee has become nothing more than a liberal-socialist pep club. The Peace Prize is no longer going to REAL HEROES or people with REAL COURAGE, but to those who are the most visible spouters of the liberal-socialist agenda.

    (:X) Blecccchhhhh!

  • 2 Upnorthlurkin // Oct 9, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Won't be long and his ears will appear normal…
    Scott, you're on fire today!! Muchas gracias!

    And Rush just announced the KC Chiefs were this year's SuperBowl winner for their efforts….

  • 3 ChileSerrano // Oct 9, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Let me see if I’ve got this right.

    Some Conservatives are shocked that Barack Hussein Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, after only 11 days in office and despite his non-existent achievements when nominated.

    How is he not deserving of the same prize that was given to Mikhail Gorbachev (1990), Yasser Arafat (1994), Jimmy Carter (2002), Mohamed ElBaradei (2005) and Al Gore (2007)?

    Not to mention, given for the same reason ( the Norwegian Nobel Committee was impressed by the nominee’s “Good Intentions” ).

    Makes perfect sense.

    Actual accomplishments would have only confused ‘em.

  • 4 Upnorthlurkin // Oct 9, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    They obviously are unaware of the fly incident….
    America is a laughing stock!

  • 5 Libby_Gone // Oct 9, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Mmm Mmm MMM,
    Now I have a profound respect for the parasites of the Earth, the dislodged Moon dwellers and the the poor denizens of the Windy City ( who soon will be befallen with the atmospheric fallout of Global Wintering).
    My plan is for free cars, no Mortgages, and unlimited drugs for les Destroit' ™….
    Select me for the Nobel!!!!!

  • 6 Upnorthlurkin // Oct 9, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    You're right of course, Chile. From AT, "The prize is endowed by the estate of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish chemist who invented dynamite; related portable explosives arm every terrorist in the world today. Consider also the venue: Scandinavia. This is that portion of what is now the European Union that; either capitulated or declared they were "neutral" in the face of the National Socialist menace in the last century. Indeed, for the most part, Norway and other countries of northern Europe sat out WWII and let others die for the freedom and prosperity that Scandinavia enjoys today."
    They literally invented voting present.

  • 7 Beerme // Oct 9, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Libby Gone,

    OK. You got my vote!

  • 8 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 9, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Breaking News: BHO continues to rake in the awards, including the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

  • 9 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 9, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    The secretly held [but overwhelming] consensus of the Fringe Media, the Democrat party and various other Leftists is that it's Bush's Fault that BHO won the NPP.

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  • 11 mig // Oct 9, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I vow to floss my teeth everyday, Nominate me!

  • 12 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 9, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Well, just when you thought BHO had received every possible accolade in the history of the world, he gets one of the Ultimate variety.

  • 13 Upnorthlurkin // Oct 9, 2009 at 8:29 pm


  • 14 onlineanalyst // Oct 9, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I woke up early to this dismaying news, drank three cups of coffee to be sure that I was not dreaming, and then returned to bed, hoping that the Obamao nightmare would soon be over.

    The best summation of the absurdity of Obamao's Nobel win links the Krauthammer piece that I had linked in another thread and goes on to identify why Obamao is a force for ill both in America and on the world stage.

    The world has gone mad.

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  • 16 Laughing@You // Oct 10, 2009 at 1:34 am

    “America is a laughing stock!”

    Only to her enemies!

    Keep laughing y’all.


  • 17 Laughing@You // Oct 10, 2009 at 1:52 am

    What, no peace prize for Dumbyah?

    Obama could never have done it without Dumbyah’s previous eight years of warmongering.

    Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

    Who’s the father of those children who now call themselves “Conservatives”.


  • 18 RAM1 // Oct 10, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    "I had a DREAM— last night that UHbama had also won the Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes!

    Michelle must have entered the contest on those Oprah magazine subscriptions that she receives for free. Maybe she should have spread them out on the floor of Air Force One so Bo's accident would have been easier to clean up?

    If the "accident" WAS indeed that of Bo and not that of someone on board that had a "tingle down their leg" being in the presence of "Barry"?

  • 19 RAM1 // Oct 10, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    As much as he is on TV maybe they can also put him in for an Emmy Award, although they will have to wait until next year as they were awarded last month. Having said that, with Obama ANYTHING is possible. They may make an additional award, just for him.

    Then, some kind of award for being a "school teacher" with his video's he sends to them and whatever award they give for songwriters for the Mmmm, mmm,MMMM, song that either he or one of his minions wrote?

    Think it sounds silly? So does everything this evil man does and gets away with, not to mention now a Nobel Prize winner.

  • 20 DragonHead // Oct 10, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Why go after Obama ? He did not award himself the prize. Go after the Nobel Peace Prize Committee !

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  • 22 mcnab137 // Oct 11, 2009 at 6:57 am

  • 23 mcnab137 // Oct 11, 2009 at 6:57 am

  • 24 JamesonLewis3rd // Oct 11, 2009 at 10:39 am

    What are your question and comment in reference to, if I may ask?

  • 25 proudGSDmom // Oct 11, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Scott, this is fantastic! Obama needs a boost to his self esteem as much as Bill Gates needs a raise!

    He has now "promised" to end Don't Ask/Don't Tell. You have to feel sorry for those who support that, as it will now never happen. No lobbyists, no earmarks, close Gitmo, go through the budget line by line and eliminate waste, get out of Iraq, fight to win in Afghanistan, keep unemployment from topping 8%,……

    Can anyone name a single promise this man has made and kept?

  • 26 proudGSDmom // Oct 11, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I guess topping all the best-selling charts before a book even goes to press makes Sarah Palin a cinch for the Nobel Award for literature? Unlike Obama, who has literally accomplished nothing, her accomplishment is reaping huge rewards before it even comes to fruition.

    Off topic, the game in Denver last night had to be cancelled due to global warming. :-(

  • 27 Upnorthlurkin // Oct 11, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Leave it to Mark Steyn to point out the absurdity in the media's worship of the Won.

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  • 29 onlineanalyst // Oct 11, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    As Dr_Irish over at HotAir describes the Zero-

    "No executive experience, no business experience, no economic training, no legislative accomplishments, no foreign policy experience, no military expierence. Perfect President"

    I couldn't have said it better myself.

  • 30 camojack // Oct 11, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    The Nobel folks are none too noble; they lost their credibility years ago.

  • 31 Upnorthlurkin // Oct 11, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I couldn't find your quote, OLA, but loved the one, "Obama beat out a Standard Poodle for Best In Show at Westminster…"

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