Barack Obama may have a to-do pile full of Edward Snowden-related headaches, but the NSA whistleblower might be joining him on one of the world’s more prestigious clubs.

Mr Snowden has been nominated by two Norwegian MPs for the Nobel Peace Prize, a gong the President himself won in 2009.



  1. nunyac says:

    Snowden should be up for a Nobel. The politicians and their aiders and abettors that gave us the unlawful legislation that resulted in FISA courts and the consequences there of, should be doing jail time.

  2. pedro says:

    As if we needed further reminders of how useless these Nobel Peace prizes are

    • noname says:

      no worries pedro, your safe from being nominated for a Nobel Prize!

      • bobbo, I know I am.....but what are you? says:

        Ha, ha. Good One.

        Pedro misses the point that it gets everyone talking about it. Isn’t that the main if not only point?

      • pedro says:

        You should now about who gets elected, since everyone that votes for that thing has nobrain.

      • Captain Obvious says:

        pedro when you get postered, you shouldn’t respond.

  3. noname says:

    Having Snowden awarded the Nobel Peace prize is the perfect book end to a bogus Obama Nobel Peace prize!

    Especially now that Snowden was added to Obama’s growing Kill List!

  4. RR1 says:

    The irony, I love it. Hope he gets it!

    • Suomynona says:

      +1

      It’s like real life “Spy vs. Spy” (from Mad magazine) where Obama is the black spy and Snowden is the white one. (Ya! I’m the racist for pointing out the obvious.)

      And the “Peace Prize”? That’s a good one. Neither one of these guys has done a damn thing to promote peace. Just for starters, despite any campaign promises, Obama still hasn’t shut down Guantanamo. And Snowden? Has it escaped everyone’s attention that Edward Snowden actually worked for the NSA? Come on!!!

  5. Porky Rottenham says:

    This is a knee-slapper!

  6. bobbo, I know I am.....but what are you? says:

    I don’t think any jury would find Snowden guilty: jury nullification. I think the nub here is he might not even ever get to a jury? Gitmo would be kept open to get that guy.

    Love the posturing by our leaders: “he should come home and go to jail if he wants to challenge the law.”==>you know…. because so many of them came out expressly about what was going on.

    Pure Hypocritical Bastards would be too high a compliment.

    Ha, ha…..I’m not even that concerned “personally” about the invasion of privacy….or the slippery slope thereto….naw==its more about the waste of money and laziness the program shows.

    Same as it ever was.

    Amurica in Decline.

    • ± says:

      Make sure to continue your role in the decline, by helping to hire R/Ds again next election.

      [no insipid platitude inserted here]

      [or here]

      • bobbo, I know I am.....but what are you? says:

        I think Pedro agrees with you.

        Ha, ha.

        Platitude of the Day…: hmmm, I’m still laughing so hard at Pedro complaining about people not having brains. The Irony, of course, is lost on him.

        ……but I dither.

        • Suomynona says:

          Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

          Two extremists with pinpoint views on things trying to say how NARROW MINDED each other are. That’s some funny stuff!

  7. Hmeyers says:

    Nobel peace prize became a bit of joke in the 1990s.

    And it totally jumped the shark when Obama won while he was still having furniture moved into the White House — but karma struck back in a funny way and Obama ordered Ethiopia pirates sniped, found Osama and gave him a burial at sea and bombed Libya.

    I think the Nobel peace prize needs to go even further!

    They should nominate a very likable cartoon character or maybe an overlooked dead person. Or maybe a movie star that played someone important in a biographical film.

    I personally think they should diversify and nominate someone from a poor country where most people don’t own shoes — or maybe see if they can find an unusual person like a vegan or a cannibal or a UFO blogger — to demonstrate and promote peace in everyday life.

    • bobbo, I know I am.....but what are you? says:

      You don’t think Obama’s Award was a nekkid attempt to ENCOURAGE HIM to be a peace maker?

      I think thats what it was.

      Playin’ Politics. Great when it works.

      • Hmeyers says:

        Probably was. Or maybe those guys were hoping Obama would show up and they would get to meet him when he came to accept the award.

        Either way, it was at that particular moment when the award itself really became hard to take seriously.

        Now they should roll with that!

        I think it would be really cool if they nominated a famous rapper or maybe to increase the appeal to the younger crowd, maybe one of those kids that used to have their own show on Nickelodeon.

        Or that uncle of Kim Jong’s that got executed.

        They need some fresh material now.

        • Suomynona says:

          I think you may be on to something there!

          North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Tsun (sp???) should probably be up for a peace prize too! I mean, by opening up negotiations with crazy old Dennis Rodman that should merit an award from someone. Shouldn’t it?!!!

          Personally, I think someone within the Nobel awards commission is probably just a bad speller. Or maybe it’s just a language translation thing because they’re spelling “Political” as “P-E-A-C-E”.

          … Or maybe, that’s an acronym!

          (P)olitical
          (E)radication
          (A)nd
          (C)ruelty
          (E)ncouragement

      • pedro says:

        Only a laggard would think a noble prize should be given for encouragement rather than for achievements.

        Are you also a nobrained member of the voting committee?

        • bobbo, I know I am.....but what are you? says:

          Hey!! Don’t poster me Pedro! Its embarassing to be called out like that, and forcing me to respond here in public is only further shaming.

          Well…..Famed Semanticist Steven Pinker aside, giving the Peace Prize to actual advocates for peace has its limits. Trying to humanize those who actually start war was a good idea. But like all of science, once an experiement fails, you know not to do that again…without modification.

          Know what I mean…platitude wise?

          QUICK==think of a acronym.

    • dusanmal says:

      Nobel “peace prize” was joke from the get-go. It is not part of Nobel’s legacy in Sweden. Right to the name have been purchased as a political tool by the Government of Norway and it should be called “Norway Governmental Prize for Political Correctness”.
      As for Snowden, if there is whistleblower prize – he should get it.

      • Suomynona says:

        You do know that Alfred Nobel (the guy these awards are named after) is the guy who invented DYNAMITE, don’t you?

        So I wouldn’t exactly say that the Nobel Prize was a joke from the get go. More like ironic.

        But yes. It has become more of a joke each and every passing year when obvious fools and war mongers are awarded this prize for things like peace. (Could it be a homonym? Peace and Piece (as in “gun” do sound the same.)

        These peace prizes would be like awarding whoever invented gun powder sainthood. (But since it wasn’t a white guy it’s probably not going to happen.)

        • bobbo, I know I am.....but what are you? says:

          More like atonement.

          always
          trying
          on
          notice
          erasing
          meritless
          evil
          national
          tragedies.

          Hey, its true. Atonement is hard.

        • Hmeyers says:

          Yes — the dynamite, knew that.

          About the only “award” that means much these days — other than the math and science ones —

          is “Time Magazine Person of the Year”.

          Yes, it is a very arbitrary thing, but usually everyone they pick they put a ton of thought into it.

          Snowden was already in the finalist list there.

          Truth be told, I’m not sure Snowden helped much? The govt was embarassed at first, now it over that and just keeps at it with little concern over the fuss.

          Ironically — I’m not sure I mind the spying — I think it was inevitable. People give Facebook and Google metric tons of data willingly every day.

  8. Captain Obvious says:

    The right thinks the story is about the Nobel Prize, not Snowden. Hmmmmm.

    • pedro says:

      And idiots think is about being liberul.

    • Suomynona says:

      The “right” WHAT?! Right as in, CORRECT?!

      This peace prize is tarnished when it’s given to people who do NOTHING to deserve it. It’s tarnished even more when it’s given to people who have KILLED or been responsible for KILLING!

      My question is simply this: DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO USE A DICTIONARY?! (Or what a dictionary even IS?!) Here are 2 words you should look up:

      1.) PIECE
      2.) PEACE

      Which one do you think might fit the slang word for GUN?!

      • bobbo, I know I am.....but what are you? says:

        Sew on my gonads: If you actually knew how to use the dictionary, you could easily find that is spelled: Dyn -O- Mite!! It goes with the boom.

        Piece–as in a piece of hardware such as a gun.
        Peace–as in guns being Peace Makers.

        No. You gotta go back to the dictionary and find some more words.

        I do love the dictionary. More knowledge and wisdom in a good one than most other books, just not presented in a didactic manner.

        You know didactic right? EG:

        Q…”Now class….. what did Nobel invent?
        A…Dyn -O- Mite!
        R…Correct. Now place your heads on your table and take a short nap.

  9. Egon Ruuda says:

    I do have much respect for most of the other Nobel prices though with the following exceptions: Peace price, Economics and litterature. All those are pointless or pseudo sciences, but the real weight is behind the real science prices anyways so who cares.

    • Suomynona says:

      You really should go back to school since you clearly have no idea what you’re talking about.

      Alfred Nobel is the guy who invented DYNAMITE! And the prizes that are named after him START with things like PEACE! That’s because Alfred Nobel did NOT want his invention to be used for anything that might be destructive to mankind. Things like WAR!

      So when you ask the incredibly stupid question like, who cares? It’s like you’re admitting your own stupidity! So STFU!

  10. spsffan says:

    Well, famous parody singer/songwriter Tom Lehrer, when asked years ago, why he doesn’t write more songs made the comment,

    “Irony died when Henry Kissinger won the Nobel Peace Prize.’

    Still, I think Snowden has done more for the human condition than anyone else recently. And the world does pay attention to the Nobel thing. So, I hope he gets it.

    Oh, they should give Diane Feinstein a Nobel War Prize. :)

  11. sargasso_c says:

    They should ban any politician in office from being nominated.

  12. ± says:

    I SPIT on the Nobel Peace Prize. I am sad for honorable scientist winners who have to decide whether or not they will put their names next to the likes of the list below.

    [partial list of evil and/or lying and/or total joke Nobel laureates maybe others can help to make it a consummate list]

    Jimmy Carter
    Al Gore
    Barack Obama
    Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
    Yasser Arafat
    United Nations Peacekeeping Forces
    Elie Wiesel
    United Nations (U.N.)
    Kofi Annan !!!! <—- incomprehensibly incomprehensible
    Henry A. Kissinger
    Le Duc Tho

    • Dallas says:

      They are well deserving .

      I nominate you for a box of cracker jacks and may the odds of a great prize be ever in your favor .

      • pedro says:

        For a retard of your caliber, Pee Wee Herman also deserves a nobel peace prize

      • ± says:

        Betcha can’t explain why Koffi Annan is deserving.

        • Dallas says:

          Maybe not him. Most others are amazing people.

          I especially like Gorbachev . He single handedly brought an end to the Cold War, transformed the Soviet Union and set the stage for freeing Eastern Europe .

          • pedro says:

            Sad thing is, sheeple, that Gorbachev & Regan were working together. John Paul II too.

            Thanks for showing your ignorance/sheepleness.

  13. Dallas says:

    KGB employee of the month, yes. Nobel Prize , no.

  14. Peppeddu says:

    A Nobel Peace Price is a guarantee that Snowden would not be arrested; besides, if his work is not a contribution to peace I don’t know what does it.

    But I know what’s even better.

    Take it away from Obama and give it to Snowden.

    • pedro says:

      “if his work is not a contribution to peace I don’t know what does it”

      No surprise that you have no idea what contributing to peace is.

  15. Excellent, a good choice. Snowden is a hero, a “whistle blower” in the best sense of the word.

  16. bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist and junior culture critic says:

    Peppeddu says:
    1/31/2014 at 3:42 am

    “Take it away from Obama and give it to Snowden.” /// Good one.

    Has Snowden contributed to peace? I don’t think so. Perhaps Justice and/or Freedom…but not peace.

    I’m also thinking that “if its true” that Snowden is not protected by the Whistle Blower statute, then that statute should be amended so that actions of his sort would be. The law could be made retroactive, then he could come back to face the (triumphal) music just as all the chickenhawks and BS Artists whine.

    If the surveillance program is “ruled” to violate the Constitution, how could the Whistleblower statute not cover it? Procedures…..I assume.

    Procedures. The ass that the law rides.

    • noname says:

      bobbo why are you at war with exposing truth and why are you promoting that people blindly follow official state orthodoxy, lies and illusions as the only means to world peace?

      Does not truth set you free? Which love is more preeminent, truth or law and why should we need to choose?

      Shame on you! You are too caught up in warming yourself with a false NSA security blanket and demand Americans throw out their trust in its “democracy” and our constitution!

      • Tim says:

        “”bobbo why are you at war with exposing truth

        “”You are too caught up in warming yourself with a false NSA security blanket

        Sorry, noname; I must have missed something there. How does your chastisement square with his statement?? —

        “”I’m also thinking that “if its true” that Snowden is not protected by the Whistle Blower statute, then that statute should be amended so that actions of his sort would be.

        • noname says:

          and why not?

        • bobbo, we think with words and flower with ideas. There is a lot of history, wisdom, science, and common sense in the DICTIONARY. Pick it up from time to time says:

          Maybe the law rides noname? I bet that pisses Pedro off.

          Ha, ha.

          fwiw==seems to me noname you were smarter a few months ago? Is Pedro wearing off on you????

          ((Some people just don’t fit the tubes of the internet…….some say….. it takes a real man!))

          • noname says:

            Seems to you …. wow still not impressive at all!

            Bobbo proving again, once a NSA sycophant always a sycophant!

            I am sure you cringe at the mere thought of people exposing the truth about your government masters!

  17. Hmeyers says:

    There is only one solution: we need to have a law explicitly recording and making public all conversations made in government.

  18. Well its too in a pod I guess – and these two deserve each other
    Perhaps Snowden will enjoy drinking vodka & champagne in Moscow
    That is if he is not the Democratic Party “Progressive “nomination ahead of Hilary
    Look at all the name brand marketing recognition not unlike most US political incumbents

    • bobbo, we think with words and flower with ideas. There is a lot of history, wisdom, science, and common sense in the DICTIONARY. Pick it up from time to time says:

      I can “see” how Obama “deserves” Snowden, but how does Snowden deserve Obama?

      Explain please.

      For extra credit: please define your understanding of what a progressive is? Score yourself a Pedro – One if you think its “Whatever and whomever you disagree with, don’t understand, or were told to mock.”

      …….bet you can’t do it.