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  • WELL, WELL: Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize! For nuclear things! Anyway this is better than at least 3/5 of the summer Olympic events. [New York Times]
  • The moon, well, most of it, managed to prolong its existence overnight despite NASA’s best efforts. [New York Times]
  • 160-ish people were killed in mudslides in the Philippines. The last time things were this flood-y there was 40 years ago. [AP]
  • A car bomb in Pakistan killed 42 people and injured 60 more. No one officially took credit but people are generally thinking “Taliban.” [Times Online]
  • Olympia Snowe arguably still matters. This seems tenuous! Anyway, the LA Times has interviewed every known resident of Maine to prove it. [LA Times]
  • Gen. McChrystal and the military people would like 40,000 troops sent to Afghanistan. [WSJ]
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119 COMMENTS

  1. I imagine that your average reactionary crazyblogger’s rejoinder to this Nobel development is like my reaction to the Oscars: “I don’t even care about this meaningless awards ceremony, it’s been a complete joke year after year… and… OH MY GOD THEY DID IT AGAIN FUCK ME.”

  2. The teabaggers are already whining about it. [re=430412]Zadig[/re]: Me too! He is going to be dismissive and/or ripshit!

    Also: Operation MOONHATE ONE is a success!

  3. P.S. It ain’t Obama’s war (in that 90% of it was conducted/botched before he took office), but if he dumps another couple hundred billion dollars and thousands of lives (tens of thousands including civilians) into that suckhole, it will be. Never listen to a guy who was essential in covering up Pat Tillman’s death and who looks like Niedermeyer’s grandpa.

  4. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….sorry, that is just so fucking funny. The wing nuts collective heads are going to explode this morning. Guess the world didn’t reject Barry after all, right Rush?

  5. Oh wait, it wasn’t the Peace Prize – it actually was for the moon bombing – he won the “Nobel Prize for the Most Creative Use of Dynamite by a Country or Kingdom”

    Don’t forget – this prize is shared by ALL Americans, so look forward to your check for .46 of a cent in the mail next month.

  6. [re=430414]norbizness[/re]: I actually called my dad to tell him. “Bad news, dad…” and he said something about it cheapening the whole process.

    And honestly, this might be a little early. I’m a Barryfag and all, Nobel committee, but Christ, did you just pass him a note saying “Mr. Obama, do you like us? [ ]Y [ ]N [ ]Maybe”

  7. This award mostly serves to emphasize what a dickwad his predecessor was; I mean, they’re giving it to him just for doing his job, right?

  8. Oh please , link back to the runner up for the Peace Prize – that delightful gentleman in the 7 minute vid demanding Barry’s “inpeachment”.

    Let’s hope his reaction is posted forthwith…

  9. I honestly thought My Wonkette was being sarcastic about Obama winning the Nobel; I didn’t imagine it was real. I has a happy. What I can’t figure out is how the fucktards are going to spin it to be a bad thing; but then again, I’m not evil, or insane. Should be an interesting day.

  10. Scarbourgh was typically gracious; “What’s he done other than read a speech off a teleprompter”? Look for the entire douchosphere to be uglier, (funnier?) than normal.

  11. You’re wondering how the fucktards will spin this? Global Governance/New World Order, European (soft) socialism/secularism, “Nobel committee lost relevance when they selected Al Gore in 2005”, etc., etc., etc. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  12. [re=430412]Zadig[/re]:

    OMG, pop the popcorn, it’s going to be great fun listening to the conservatives today.

    Boy, though, after winning the Nobel Peace Prize in his first year in office, what will Obama have to do to top that? Actually, I’d setting for getting the heck out of Iraq and Afghanistan, pulling out of the recession/depression, and having good health care for all Americans. Just a short little list. Oh, and big progress on environmental problems. Shouldn’t take but a few days, I recon.

  13. [re=430438]rachelv[/re]: There’s a link here to a story from last April that some asshole in Norway nominated W for the Nobel Peace Prize for “fighting terrorism and promoting world peace.” Srsly. The funny part is Ken’s tags:

    2009, 9/11, abu ghraib, afghanistan, apocalypse, april, baby birds, bunnies, death, demons, despair, dick cheney, flowers, george w. bush, heroes, horror, iraq, nixon, nobel peace prize, satan, spring, terrorism, tony blair, torture, wtf

    Also, expect the wingnuts to bring W’s nomination up, as proof that the Nobel committee is socialist, or Marxist, or bribable, or European, something.

  14. [re=430412]Zadig[/re]: Put a shield between you and the tee vee if you watch Faux News today–they have the new spitter cam, for the foamers.

  15. [re=430444]Terry[/re]:
    Peace and plenty with a Nobel prize-winning darkie in the White House? A Wingnut’s worst fuckin’ nightmare. The cherry on top would be a lesbian Pope.

  16. The fucktards have to give in for a while and pray he can’t live up to the majestic prestige across the world…

    Sorry to say my respected Stateside Wonkettes but this means you got to share Barry’s love around just a little bit more..

    Australia for the 51st state ! here we come !

  17. [re=430451]Katydid[/re]: Corrections: The funny part are Ken’s tags. Is Ken’s tags? Christ, I can’t decide. Haven’t had my morning crack yet.

    Also, expect the wingnuts to bring W’s failure to win as proof that the Nobel committee is socialist, or Marxist, or bribable, or European, or something.

  18. The first and the last…

    Obama wins noble for piece…
    Mcwhatshisname wants to bomb Afghanistan more…

    Talk about the sarcasm of life…

  19. I expect the wingnut meta-take on this to be that the Nobel prizes are pointless socialist crap no matter who they awarded to.
    Consider the evidence:
    Prizes in science awarded to eggheads whose theories are worthlessly esoteric, rarely resulting in more efficient devices for killing people. The Committee never recognizes creation science so like do they even know what science is?
    Literature prizes awarded to “writers” whose “work” is hard to read. How is difficult literature prize worthy? Or better yet, why would I read anything that some liberal would consider literature? Damn right Stephen King don’t write literature…he writes good ol’ books.
    And the Peace prize? What does that tell you that they give away a prize for peace? “Oh look at me, I’m Osama bin Peaceful and I’m more peaceful than you, whitey.” You can keep that one.

  20. I call affirmative action on that nobel prize thing. (jewish) Henry Kissinger had to totally bomb all of Cambodia repeatedly to get half of one, what did Obama do, blow up a couple of shacks in Waziristan. Back in the day you had to earn your nobel prize, MFs.

    I have an idea for NASA, Battle Bots on the moon. Nuf said.

  21. [re=430425]Zadig[/re]:

    Called my folks, both senior citizens and old union hall style democrats. Dad thought I was kidding him, then said about what I feel. Well, that’s a surprise, but good for Obama. Also enjoyed the idea that Rush’s blood pressure may spike today. Mom was thrilled but really hopes the Secret Service does a good job taking care of such a nice young man who is trying to do good things.

    Come to think of it, I hope that, too.

  22. [re=430455]Servo[/re]:

    Well, an African Pope could be a reality next go-round. There are a couple of Cardinals from that continent lobbying hard, evidently.

  23. [re=430421]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Well, I’m a big fan, but … this seems extreme. Still, it *will* cause Righty meltdown, and that’s always way too much fun.

    I’ve been reading them off and on lately. They go on at great length about Obama’s “I Hate America Tour” … and many take pains to point out that “America is now a laughingstalk (sic) of the world.”

  24. Free Republic highlights thus far:

    “All the Noble “Peace Prize” does now is reward sniveling weasels who make grandiose speeches disparaging America in foreign lands. Consider the past recipients. They ought to just drop the pretense and rename it the “Nobel Enemy of America Prize”.”

    (I especially like the scare quotes around “Peace Prize”).

    “Affirmative Action really works.”

    “It’s a blatantly transparent move to keep any military action from being taken on Iran”

    “The Kenyan next should receive an Oscar for ACTING like a Natural-born Citizen”

    “What will they say when Obama’s weakness brings about a nuclear armed Iran and nuclear war? We shouldn’t expect the pedophiles who hand out this prize to understand the concept of achieving peace through strength.”

  25. Wow ! I thought War Criminals needn’t apply ? Now every time he bombs the shit out of some poor village he will be like “Me ? Cmon, I have a Peace Nobel for chrissake !”

  26. Well, well, well. Here ya go. First comment I came upon on the WaPo, does Obama deserve the prize column:

    radbwana wrote:
    One should not forget that it is the Swedes who give the Nobel Prizes for science, etc. Norway gives the peace prize as nothing more than a socialist political statement.
    Obama getting the Nobel for his international groveling is comparable to Nevile Chamberlain having received it (which he didn’t) for signing Britain over to the Nazis with the stroke of a pen.
    Such Norwegian “phoney baloney”is only taken seriously by the liberals — Chris Matthews must be having another one of those Obama tingles running up his leg.
    Perhaps the President can give the prize money to his former client, ACORN.

    Props for combining lots of disparate fucktard theories in one. Well done. I especially like, “comparable to Nevile[sic] Chamberlain having received it (which he didn’t)…”

  27. Here’s hoping that Hopey wears his Gangsta neckwear for the acceptance speech. Nobel laureates do give speeches, yes? While wearing laurels.

  28. Bet you think the fucktards slime Obama’s Nobel with NAMBLA, but you’d be wrong. Apologies in advance for the long post, but this is unbelievable. It mentions Wonkette, so I thought it would be of interest. From the WaPo column on Does Obama deserve the Nobel Prize:
    “Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)
    Thursday, October 8th at 10:26PM EDT
    When I was a teenager, my friends and I joked about NAMBLA, the North American Man/Boy Love Association.
    Until I was in my twenties, I thought my friends had just made it up. Surely there was no such organization that campaigned to allow open sexual relations between boys and men — a concept that did not just involve statutory rape, but offended the profound decency of a moral public.
    Sadly, NAMBLA is very real and today steps right out of the darkest pits of immoral human behavior and straight into the White House. Sean Hannity has been all over this story and we are just now coming to terms with how sick and demented the thinkings and associations of White House Safe Schools Czar Kevin Jennings are.
    To be sure, the left wing Media Matters, which is run by former conservative turned homosexual activist and left-wing icon David Brock, is screaming from the rooftops that Sean Hannity is lying.
    Hannity is not lying. Kevin Jennings is a profoundly sick and immoral human being — a proponent of statutory rape, an opponent of the Boy Scouts of America, and a zealous advocate of NAMBLA.
    He is Barack Obama’s Safe Schools Czar. He is a supporter of men who openly and vocally support pedophilia.
    Media Matters threw out a few talking points to defend Van Jones. But Media Matters is giving a full throated, aggressive defense of Kevin Jennings. Why? Well, to paraphrase Wonkette, gay is the new black.
    Van Jones was just a black guy. With a black President, resources did not need to be brought to bear to defend him. Kevin Jennings, however, is not just a gay man, but a man who believes in the full gay rights agenda, where men and boys can have sexual relationships
    free of prudish moral people frowning. Jennings has championed NAMBLA’s causes and lauded a pedophilia advocate.
    He even wrote the forward to a book called “Queering Elementary Education.” That’s right, Jennings wrote the forward to a book that, in its own description advocates the aggressive homosexual agenda among elementary school students. From the book: “queering education happens when we look at schooling upside down and view childhood from the inside out.” No irony is intended apparently in that description. Americans of moral decency should be stunned to know the President of the United States would put in charge of “safe schools,” a man who encourages predatory relationships between young boys and grown men.
    Barack Obama has done exactly that. Has he no shame.”

  29. [re=430486]Prommie[/re]: He needs 3 bona fide miracles, though one of them can be causing the heads of the devil’s spawn to explode, and that’s likely to happen today.

  30. I might get angry or something while reading the Freepers and shiz but can you assign some intern to put together a Children’s Collection of Conservative Responses to Obama’s Nobel Prize?

    Please and thank you!

  31. [re=430470]Terry[/re]: Aren’t your folks worried Barry will take away their Medicare? Why weren’t they screaming & pointing their canes & walkers at the town halls like the rest of their cohorts?

  32. I’d like to personally thank the Nobel Peace Prize committee on behalf of me. When I was a kid I enjoyed stirring up ant beds & tossing grasshoppers in them. Today the impotent right wing is the ant bed & the peace prize is the grasshopper, sort of. I’m barely awake & unsure what planet I’m on. The Nobel people aren’t helping!

  33. Iran says that they are not displeased that Obama won; Iran for mothertrucking sake. Well it is nice to know that the Bar is set so low for American presidents to receive this honor: Promise not to blow up the world or start any unethical/immoral wars and you get the nobel peace prize. How does that saying goes? MMmmph I’m lovin’ it.

  34. First good news since…well. His Hopemeisterlaureate-ness should put up “Medicare for all” bill immediately.

    As an early Christmas gift, I would like Fauznews reaction interviews with: Darth, Pooblossom, Rummy, Dub, Pailen, Roosh, Loofaboy, & last but always least Dame Noonie.

  35. [re=430470]Terry[/re]: Your folks sound adorable. Please hug them for me.
    [re=430442]surfacenoise76[/re]: 2007
    [re=430445]Anita Cocktail[/re]: Norwegians pick Peace. Swedes do everything else.
    [re=430475]Hello Sunshine[/re]: As soon as Barry bombs Iran, the wingnuts will accuse him of being soft on N. Korea, then Libya, then Russia, then France, then Great Britain, then Little Britain, then Pottsylvania, and so on and so forth. Is there a country out there that they DON’T want us to bomb?

    (answer: Saudi Arabia)

  36. You’ve got to hand it to the Taliban. For snark. The Denby Prize goes to Taliban spokesman
    Zabihullah Mujahid, who told Reuters, “from an undisclosed location”:
    “The Nobel prize for peace? Obama should have won the ‘Nobel Prize for escalating violence and killing civilians.'”

  37. [re=430489]Katydid[/re]: Reading that redstate drivel makes me want to fly to Nobel Peace Prize-land and fellate every committee member. This is going to be the best day ever. As rush always says (because he totally isn’t obsessed with homosexuality): grab your ankles, boys. This is like every wingtard in the country getting raped on their first day in prison.

  38. [re=430492]thatonegirlsays[/re]: yeah I never do that shit willngly…something about my sobriety.

    And let’s be honest, it’s the Nobel prize for world peace, right? Not moon peace?

    And as a preemptive strike, fuck you Billy Kristol!

  39. Well Paul Krugman won last year. There was that great video footage of him walking on the arm or some blonde goddess princess or other with this a combination of the deer in the headlights look and a shit-eating grin. I am sure that Barry will look much more decorous on the arm of his princess!

  40. [re=430493]Sarah Palin (vp@whitehouse.gov)[/re]:

    Last week:
    Losing an international honor is a huge disaster for Obama!
    This week:
    Winning an international honor is a huge disaster for Obama!

  41. Important rhetorical weapon for people that will have to speak to crazies today, because they will bring up the whole “he hasn’t done a lot yet” thing: it’s important to remember that the Nobel Peace Prize is less of a “lifetime achievement”-y thing and more of an award that says “You rock, guy. Keep it up. Everybody, see this guy? Try to act more like this, and probably eat less Cheetos or something.”

  42. Europe hates Bush with a white-hot passion. This award for President Obama and the one for Al Gore are the refined European versions of giving him the finger.

  43. So it is finally official, the Nobel Peace Prize has become the Nobel What Politically Correct Norwegians Like At The Moment Prize. Well, at least now everyone knows. An alarming number of people seemed to take it seriously when Al Gore and his UN buddies received it.

    We still have nice fjords/mountains/milk chocolate, though. And some of us know more subtle ways of expressing happiness with something than giving it the Nobel Peace Prize.

  44. To be fair, a whole lot of people have got the Nobel Peace Prize in the past for trying to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (fail) and/or bombing the shit out of various countries. That Barry has done nothing beyond a pretty speech or two to deserve it is actually a heck of a step up.

  45. [re=430676]BiancaBlack[/re]: It’s more the “Damn, we are SOOOOO very happy that you guys managed to avoid electing a brain-damaged warmonger for president this time, Prize”

  46. [re=430692]DoctorCulturae[/re]:

    The point, I guess is that it might not be fair to use the Nobel Peace Prize to say just that, given what it was supposed to be according to Nobel’s will.

    Although I guess this means our government has finally realized that (except when we serve as an example in Michael Moore movies) the only time people notice Norway at all is when the NPP is handed out, which should inspire some humility and lessen the “man, we’re just so darn great, aren’t we” factor.

  47. I don’t care that he won.

    But I do care he that he got $1.4 million benjis out of it. He should donate it to… the american healthcare system. Otherwise, we know it will go to Michelle for a charity that caters to the kids.

    Heck, it’s for the children!

  48. Edit: When I said “I guess is that it might not be fair to use the Nobel Peace Prize to say just that,” I was referring to using it in this specific way (like most members of our government, I am less than eloquent). It’s just that there are other ways to say both “talk good, kill bad” and “Hey, this new guy y’all picked to be your President isn’t half bad”.

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