Friday, October 9, 2009

Nobel Fail!

Well, when they gave it to Al Gore we all groaned. Now they seem to have taken all of the meaning out of this so called "peace" prize. According to "The Norwegian Nobel Committee's deadline for nominations was February 1, just 11 days after Obama's inauguration." This means that Barack Obama was nominated for a Nobel Peace prize for doing...nothing? That is correct. Our president had not done anything but make promises (few of which have come about as of yet.) And furthermore these promises were inconclusive. Was the change good? Bad? Was he going to nuke Afghanistan? Oh who cares! Put him on the list, no one will think we're pandering! The Nobel Committee lauded Obama's time in office praising him for his: ""extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," Well everyone knows it's the thought that counts! See Mother Teresa? All you had to do was try to start 610 missions in 123 countries. It's all about the effort! Apparently the Norwegians went insane from being cold all the time. Or maybe it's just a kiss up. Either way, they still made a really bad choice. Let's look at some of the other possibilities how about Ingrid Betancourt? (who was reportedly among the nominees)

"During the Colombian senator's 2002 presidential campaign, she was abducted by a marxist organization and held captive for six-and-a-half years. Since being rescued in July, 2008, she has been dubbed a “freedom fighter” and “symbol of hope.”"

Well gosh, she was just in a marxist prison for 6 years. Obama bailed out GM!

Or Dr. Denis Mukwege:

"Seeing pregnant women arrive at the hospital on a donkey and dying during childbirth encouraged Mukwege to study gynaecology and obstetrics. Noticing that so many women had been sexually abused, he later founded the Panzi hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hundreds of thousands of female sexual violence victims have been helped so far."

Come on! All the guys does is help sexually abused women! Pssh who cares! Mr. Obama clearly has him beat. I mean, "The buck stops with him!"

This prize no longer has any meaning. It's debatable whether it ever did since it was founded by a dynamite tycoon. That promotes peace! But that aside, seriously, would you mind giving it to someone who deserves it? Or at least someone who did something besides get elected!

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