Well, this may be a tad controversial in some quarters.

President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday morning for what the committee called “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” especially his work to reach out to the Muslim world and to eliminate nuclear weapons around the globe.

The announcement, less than nine months after Obama took office, sparked immediate questions from reporters in Oslo about whether the Nobel committee was acting prematurely in rewarding a world leader who has outlined a lofty and ambitious agenda but has not yet made many concrete steps toward realizing it.

But Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the five-member Nobel committee, said “we have not given the prize for what may happen in the future. We are awarding Obama for what he has done in the past year. And we are hoping this may contribute a little bit for what he is trying to do.”




  1. Hugh Ripper says:

    So not one Republican on the blog says ‘ Hooray, an American won the peace prize, well done Obama’. Looks like you guys hate America as much as the rest of the world 😉

    For the record I think there were probably more deserving folk than Obama, but hey, who really gives a shit? Just another chance to praise or deride Obama, eh?

  2. Dallas says:

    #116 Amigo Pedro, it’s time you hail the leader of the free world.

    Obama is a Nobel Prize winner, President of the US and completely owned the GOP in the elections.

    You must give up on Sarah Facebook Palin and the GOP magic negro. You are starting to embarrass your friends at the bus stop.

  3. chuck says:

    One more reason why we need to vote Bush out of office and finally get the hopeandchange we can believe in!

    What? The election was last year?

  4. Dr Dodd says:

    #122-badtimes-Michelle Obama’s shopping trips aren’t paid by taxpayers.

    Not exactly true. The luxury shopping trip to Paris was quite expensive with the extra plane and security.

    Even a trip to pick up vegetables in Washington is a major expense. It seems it takes 5 or so vehicles just to pick up tomatoes.

    The taxpayers do pay.

    You may be right about the library. The Muslims will probably help pick up that tab for favors rendered.

  5. mikecannali says:

    This is the most absurd abuse of affirmative action imaginable. The man has done nothing but polorize the nation. Perhaps if there is sufficient backlash to cause reasonable people to reject his initiatives, there might be some value to this excess.

  6. Lisa says:

    I think the Nobel Prize is an honor for the President, he was very gracious about accepting it.

  7. smartalix says:

    131,

    F*ck you. You couldn’t accomplish half of what Obama has done in twice the time. You and your ilk hate Obama more than they love AMerica.

    In the Army, I was taught to salute the man, not the uniform. You sir, are an unpatriotic partisan f*cktard idiot. You see our President get a prestigious award, something Obama did not seek, and can only sh*t on it. This is a man who you criticize for not “getting things donme” then yell “Hitler” every time he tries.

    I hated Bush. More than that, I loathed the man with almost every fiber of my being. Go review my writings against him, they are legion. None of them contain anything anti-American. Eat sh*t and die, you treasonous bastard. You and your ilk have no respect for anything that isn’t about you and your ends. Suck my sweaty nuts, you dittohead moron.

    Where is the vaunted Right-wing patriotism? The Office of the President of the United States of America is a serious one, and your and your ilk’s constant rain of negative non-functional anti-Americanism sickens me. I hope I never meet you in public.

  8. zorkor says:

    #55

    pedro = pissro… sounds matching for you douche bag.lol.

  9. Hmeyers says:

    Perhaps Obama fared far better in the swimsuit and talent portions of the competition?

  10. Thomas says:

    #133
    Any criticism should not be directed at Obama, who had no say in the matter, but at the Nobel committee that bestowed an award upon him for which he has done nothing to earn.

    As I said earlier, would you have been equally vehement about honoring the office of the President and regaling in happy times for America because one of their own one the prize if this had been George W earning the award? I doubt it.

  11. Thomas says:

    Hmm..autocorrect. 138 should read:
    “…because one of their own won the prize…”

    Btw, one more item about this comment from #133:
    > The Office of the President
    > of the United States of America
    > is a serious one, and your
    > and your ilk’s constant
    > rain of negative
    > non-functional
    > anti-Americanism sickens me.

    Frankly, the treatment that Obama has gotten in office has been nothing compared to the despicable manner in which Bush was often treated. When it’s BDS, it’s being patriotic but when the criticism directed against Obama, it’s somehow anti-American.

  12. conrack says:

    # 133 “smart”asslicks…

    You are one double-double dumb assed son of a dick sucking nut licker. It’s no wonder you worship Assbama the ACOTUS – Ass Clown of the United States.

    Let me clue you in cause it’s obvious you’ll never figure this out on your own; YOU’RE NOT IN THE MILITARY ANYMORE !! YOU ARE A CITIZEN NOW, GET OVER IT AND LET GO OF THE GROUP THINK.

    The military is NOT a democracy, it’s a dictatorship. Once you sign the contract and agree to be subservient to the command structure, they LITERALLY OWN YOUR ASS, you DO NOT have the same rights or standing as a free citizen, YOU ARE NOT FREE to think speak and live as you wish, and the first thing they do is commence the indoctrination to the system and demand obedience.

    That time is over for you, now you will be taught to stand tall, as a free man, a citizen, on your own hind legs, without some ass clown nut fuck telling you everything to think, say and do.

    It’s obvious you have been so thoroughly indoctrinated or have so willingly bought into that way of life that you are rendered completely incapable of any independent thought or action as a FREE man outside of the collective. As is the case with people like you, almost ANY collective will do, it’s the structure and the desire to serve something that you think is bigger than yourself that you crave.

    You’re not a very deep thinker are you, it’s apparent you haven’t taken the time to do the hard work of thinking out the harsh realities and truths of human existence. You’re the perfect type to serve in a dictatorship or the military, so eager and ready to obey, worship and adore the next bigger dog than you.

    There is and has NEVER been ANY such obligation on free men to obey the order to lick the nutsacks of nutfucks like you and the nutfucks YOU worship just because they tell you to. If there was this country would never have existed, our forefathers would have tucked tail between legs and said,”Ok King, I’ll obey and put down my guns”. Not exactly the way of the true American Patriots.

    As a free man I WILL NOT salute you or the ACOTUS or any man or uniform just because you or they expect or demand it, it’s against my religion and would PISS OFF MY GOD, and my god is FREEDOM.

    As for that “award”, I wouldn’t scrape my ass with that cheap piece of pot metal for fear of defiling such a glorious part of my body.

    If there’s one identifying characteristic of free men it’s that they DON’T WORSHIP OR IDOLIZE ANY HUMAN NUTFUCKS that just happen to have a uniform or occupy a high office, or have been “awarded” some meaningless piece of crap medal by some other irrelevant full of shite “body” of “euro-wisdom”.

    You ass lickers on the other hand can’t seem to get there fast enough to have the honor of being first in the asslicking line. It’s what separates you from me and all the other FREE MEN and TRUE PATRIOTS. It’s what makes nutfucks like you so easy to pick out in a crowd.

    And I know why that is, want me to lay another heavy clue on you?? NO?? Too bad, here goes…

    It’s because nutfucks like you think power, security and your welfare comes from the dogs that are bigger than you, from some nutfuck in a uniform or the office of the President.

    As a free man, the mere fact that I exist DEMANDS that there be NO OTHER HUMAN BIGGER THAN ME, I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR ONLY MYSELF, my power comes from ME, my reality and welfare depends on ME, not some ass clown nutfuck in a uniform. I serve only MYSELF and my god. The lifetime of work, struggle, hardship and effort that my existence will require to take me from the day of my birth all the way to the day of my death demands that I serve ONLY MYSELF.

    Do not speak of patriotism. If you served in the military to protect the interests of our country and our fellow citizens then I thank and salute you for your service, but DO NOT think your service makes you a patriot when you’re so eager to lick the ass of others. A true patriot recognizes the responsibility that freedom demands of us.

    Freedom can be a horrible thing, it forces you to be responsible and forces you to make choices, for yourself.

    I beg and implore you, first as a man, join the ranks of the free citizens. If you have testicles that’s a good start, if you haven’t given them to your wife, mother, Hillary or Oprah. If you have, go get ’em back, I guarantee you they still have them. They’re wearing them around their necks as a medal of freedom.

  13. Great American says:

    $1.4 Million is a nice gift for ACORN! Congrats Barry. You deserve everything the prize now represents.

    Dallas, could you be any more of a Democrat-fellating apologist chimp?

  14. fred says:

    #134 pedro

    “Did I get what a false dichotomy is?”

    Yep, you got it. There goes another one 🙂

  15. amodedoma says:

    #140

    Be rude if you like but try to keep it brief or it’s gonna take hours to scroll past your post.

  16. EdG says:

    Did Texas secede from the union yet?

  17. smartalix says:

    140,

    #1, Bush would never have won any international award that involved peace.

    #2, I do grant that Bush wasn’t completely useless in some actions, like AIDS initiatives in Africa. if he had wan something from the WHO, I would have said, “good job, now do the rest”. I see no concessions to any competence among the Right-wing nimrods.

    #3, All of my anti-policy invective over the years was directed at Bush, evoked law, and lamented the state of the union under him. I see no such commisseration with the AMerican people from the Right beyond idiotic racist-leaning anti-government pander.

    #4, As for my invective, I was simply parroting the rhetoric against those who criticized Bush. You people were the ones playing the “Presidential Office Card” since Reagan (loser actor, mediocre governor, poor President, but he did end the Cold War) was President.

    You are the one who needs to grow some testicles. Recognizing that we must all cooperate or we are lost requires strength to admit you need others. Any selfish retard can tell others to f*ck off.

  18. MikeN says:

    I think I know what’s going on here. Bill Clinton is doing Miramax at the Oscars level of campaigning every year. The Committee is getting annoyed. So they go, ‘Hey let’s give a prize to Al Gore.’ He doesn’t get the hint and does a full court press again. So now they give the prize to Obama. Hillary’s next, then Chelsea, Roger, Hugo, and Monica.

  19. MikeN says:

    It would be great if Obama turned down this award out of humility. Of course he thinks he should have won this a long time ago.

  20. Toxic Asshead says:

    #71 – Wanting the best for America and opposing most of what Obama wants is the same thing.

  21. Obama has done more than enough to earn the Nobel Peace Prize. A lot of the many things he has done have not been widely publicized but he has made the world a much better place that’s for sure.

  22. Montanaguy says:

    I think it’s great..it’s the obvious culmination of leftist political correctness gone mad…everyone is above average, everyone gets a prize and no one ever gets less than a B in school, no matter the lack of effort or accomplishment.

  23. GF says:

    #140, smartalix

    Bush won the the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Award from Africare regarding his work in Africa.

    Are you going to congratulate him?

  24. smartalix says:

    152,

    As I pointed out, if he won something for his African efforts, good for him.

  25. Hyperkinetic says:

    According to Nobel’s will, the Peace Prize should be awarded “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

    Looks like all those bitching here have *NO* idea what the award is for or why it’s awarded.

  26. Sam Kaufman says:

    my first thought was that maybe they’re making up for Chicago not getting the Olympics

  27. MikeN says:

    So Scott, is Obama highest on the list of people who have put their country on a track towards doing something about climate change?

  28. jade says:

    I think Obama is the antichrist


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