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The Nobel Peace Prize: It Peaked With Teddy

The Nobel Peace Prize: It Peaked With Teddy

October 9, 2009 | Permalink


What about Nelson Mandela ('93)?
Dalai Lama ('89)
Lech Walesa ('83)
Mother Teresa ('79)
Norman E. Borlaug ('70)

The list goes on an on. You'll notice that none of these people are Presidents. In fact, I would suggest that the Nobel Peace Prize ought not go to a sitting President. That's kind of like giving an award to someone for doing their job. The prize ought to be reserved for people who are lesser known, who make contributions to peace that are larger than themselves. The people who I mentioned I think fit that mold quite well.

Posted by: Nick | Oct 9, 2009 10:37:23 AM

Another blatant NO was Gandhi. I mean, his whole struggle for Indian independence pales in comparison to having two guys over to the White House for a beer summit.

Posted by: JJ | Oct 9, 2009 10:45:44 AM

Proof that the Nobel Committee is anti-American.

Posted by: Woody | Oct 9, 2009 11:01:52 AM

Two autobiographies and a beer summit.

Posted by: Bruce Oksol | Oct 9, 2009 12:11:39 PM

Outrageous. This unaccomplished b.s. artist has achieved exactly nothing of any significance. Then again, we've known for some time that the Nobel Peace Prize committee is all about rewarding the liberal icon of the moment, regardless of his attainments. Case in point: the raging loony Gore, whose AGW theory just suffered a drastic blow when it was revealed that the Siberian tree ring data that has been major "evidence" in favor of AGW was shown to be a complete and utter fraud.
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Posted by: Sparticus | Oct 10, 2009 1:27:14 AM

Well, someone has to say it. The most inadequate, incompetent, inexperienced, illegal, and ANTI-AMERICAN president in the history of our great United States of America wins the Nobel Peace Prize for no reason other than that he is inadequate, incompetent, Anti-American AND HE ISN'T BUSH. The supremely affete and Socialist Nobel Peace Prize panel bitch-slaps us rowdy Americans for not seeing their Socialistic world view. Their view of course features a USA that is weak, apologetic, demoralized and denigrated. But we aint' buying it, at least not here in Texas. We know this particular NPP was given in the tradition of the likes of Yassar Arafat---though Arafat received the Peace Prize, even that award can't stop him from still being lower than a snake's belly. They should have given the H-BOMB the Nobel Peace Prize. It did more to stop killing and wars than this illegal pansy-asp potUS. Notice I no longer capitalize president. But I still capitalize the USA.

Posted by: JV | Oct 11, 2009 10:54:57 AM

"A Light will fall down from someplace in the sky.

You will experience an epiphany.

And then you will vote for Obama."

Telepathic transmission from The ZeroKing to the Nobel Committee during their due deliberations.

Posted by: HorizonScanner | Oct 11, 2009 10:16:21 PM

> inadequate, incompetent, Anti-American AND HE ISN'T BUSH.

That last clause is the operative notion. It's gotten the two of the last awards given to PotUSes.

And, frankly, when it was awarded to Arafat, two things became clear:

1) The selection committee is made up of complete loonies

2) It had become a total joke.

Be not surprised at those who receive the award and do not deserve it. Be more suprised if/whenever someone receives it who actually DOES deserve it...

Posted by: O Bloody Hell | Oct 14, 2009 6:41:57 AM

The Peace and Literature Prizes are Nobel Prizes but they are not Nobel Nobel Prizes.

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger | Oct 15, 2009 9:05:27 PM


You are my star guest cartoonist this week. This one and the Nazi/Liberal cartoon were too good to pass up...and far too true to be completely happy about it.


Posted by: radar | Oct 17, 2009 5:11:29 PM

Oops...wrong URL!


Posted by: radar | Oct 17, 2009 5:13:03 PM

Sparticus - You speak for many and tell the truth. Let's not give up. There will be an end to this madness beginning 2010.

Posted by: squibby | Oct 17, 2009 11:00:18 PM

Here is a fun thought. Who will get the Peace Prize NEXT year. How do you follow this?

Posted by: Linda | Oct 18, 2009 1:17:17 PM

> Who will get the Peace Prize NEXT year. How do you follow this?


*I* will get the Peace Prize.

Me or some peasant in Manila, actually.

And I'm a white American male, so, let's face it, it's going to the peasant in Manila...

Posted by: O Bloody Hell | Oct 23, 2009 6:26:17 AM

Posted elsewhere, but you might find this amusing anyway...

Nielsen: Fox News ratings up almost 10% since WH declared war

Posted by: O Bloody Hell | Oct 27, 2009 11:17:18 AM

The comments are getting to be as much fun as the original "4-block" drawing.

I wonder if the Obama administration has put Tom off-limits for any future interviews?

Posted by: Bruce Oksol | Nov 13, 2009 9:49:49 PM

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