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21. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 18:29 BST
weirdadam wrote:I think it's because he plans to do peaceful stuff later on.Yeah, like screw up the whole health care system.
I think it's because he plans to do peaceful stuff later on.
Yeah, like screw up the whole health care system.
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22. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 18:31 BST
I sense... a Joe Wilson.
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23. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 18:37 BST
I sure hope this does not end up in argument.
24. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 18:38 BST
Health care has nothing to do with the Peace prize, Cartoon Link. Political discussions tend to blow up sooner than later, but the off-topic pot shots are not needed to hasten critical mass.
Edited on Sun 11th October, 2009 @ 18:38 by Adam
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25. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:18 BST
Morgan would have been my choice, but I was pleasantly surprised (gobsmacked actually) to see Obama win the award. If the decision had been made a little later than twelve days into his presidency, then this might make more sense, but it seems they too got wrapped up in the hype. It's a leap of faith by The Nobel Committee for sure, a pre-emptive strike, one that will give The President even more reason to succeed, but will of course give the doubters more reason to doubt.
As an outsider looking in, for the first time in my life I look at America with a sense of hope, instead of the usual fear of what they may do next. And that's coming from an Englishman, one of your friends, imagine the sense of relief the rest of the world is feeling. But yeah, it took longer than 12 days for that feeling to spread, so I'm not sure what prompted the committee.
This could be the first Nobel Peace Prize winner who then goes onto increase troop amounts and impose sanctions abroad. I wish that wasn't funny, but it is.
26. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:45 BST
@Machu: and what happens if he doesn't get anything done during his presidency? will they rescind the prize and give it to our next president in hopes they'll end up doing something Nobel-worthy? seriously, this isn't saying much for the value of the Nobel Peace Prize at all. :/
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27. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:50 BST
second. That's like giving Metroid: Other M Game of the Year tomorrow. It's an empty gesture and causes me to do nothing more than roll my eyes at the country/media, as usual.
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28. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:54 BST
@thedragon: I don't know! And we won't know for some years, whether their gamble choice was the right one. Here's hoping he ends up deserving it, ha. If he doesn't, it's epic fail cakes for everyone on the committee. 0_o
29. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:56 BST
Yes. Exac-............ hey, wait!!!
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30. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 19:56 BST
^ I'm starting the baking now
31. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 20:04 BST
I didn't say it had anything to do with the peace prize, you said he would do something peaceful, and by saying "Yeah, like screw up the whole health care system." I meant to say that he won't.
32. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 20:07 BST
I think it's so crazy that not a single Republican even congratulated him! The Republicans are even happy when our country doesn't get the Olympics.
The way I see it, Al Gore didn't solve the globe warming issue, but he has raised our awareness for those of us who believe in science. And we are now taking steps to reverse it.
Let's look at his accomplishments: he's the first black president of a superpower, he was the first black president of Harvard Law Review, his race speech, Middle East speech, and his calls for Nuclear disarmament will also be touchstones of his career.
In Modern History, no man has inspired the rest of the world in such a drastic way as Obama. People have a re-newed sense of optimism. Anywhere you go in the world you will hear people chanting "Yes We Can" in their native language --- and that makes the Elephants jealous because their spokesperson is an Alaskan woman who has an incurable case of verbal diarrhea every time she tries to speak.
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Edited on Sun 11th October, 2009 @ 20:13 by Turbo_Genesis_64
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33. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 20:17 BST
@Turbo Genesis 64: It's that reverse racism that really bothers me. So what if he's black? I honestly couldn't care less...I'm FAR more concerned with his politics than his skin color. And it's certainly not even WORTH trying to start a fight over the concept of "those of us who believe in science..."
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34. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 20:20 BST
"Reverse racism?" How does that work?
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35. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 20:21 BST
It starts when you turn your skin inside-out. Not worth it though, in my experience.
36. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 20:23 BST
Person A: "I don't like Obama."Person B: "Why, because he's black?"Person A: "No, of course not"Person B: "Yeah whatever, racist!"
37. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 20:23 BST
No, it's giving too much attention to the accomplishments of ethnic peoples, setting them above others who have already done the same things. "First black president" is a perfect example. Check definition 2 here for more examples.
38. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 20:29 BST
Setting any race above any other is racism, not "reverse racism." The term is meaningless. What would a reverse murder be? A reverse hate crime? Reverse slavery?
"First black president" is neither racist nor reverse-racist, nor double-dog-racist-supreme. It's...well...I mean, you do realize he actually IS the first black president of this country, right? In what way is that a racist thing to acknowledge?
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39. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 20:31 BST
This is why Bush Jr. didn't get a Nobel Peace Prize:
Did Bush Jr. deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for promoting the General that didn't get ONE shot fired in our defense on 9/11?
Did Bush Jr. deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for spending 8 years waging a "War on Terror", but never making the hunt for bin Laden priority #1 ?
Did Bush Jr. deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for giving the richest Americans tax breaks at the expense of getting our country deeper in debt?
Did Bush Jr. deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for allowing Wall Street to get drunk on greed?
Edited on Sun 11th October, 2009 @ 20:42 by Turbo_Genesis_64
40. Posted: Sun 11th Oct 2009 20:33 BST
@Stuff: Don't know if you read history much, but the accomplishments of ethnic people in America is deserving of much attention imo. I'm staying out of this one now, before it heads down that road. Let me finish by saying, I have as much faith in Obama as the Nobel Committee do. though I wouldn't bet my house on it like they did.