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maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.4 - Posts: 2671)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 6:49 AM

OBAMA WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.

US President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy" and "for giving the world hope for a better future".

I think we'll be back to political rants with this one.



bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 7:04 AM

I predict all conspiracy nuts will-- say the President declared this Leif Erickson day and it won't be long will it be before the nuts will say since Leif Erickson was Norwegian and the Nobel Prize is handed out in Oslo; it was a pay back!

I 'm a proud, unabashed.supporter of the President and am very glad the President is changing the face of America.

I say lets all be American today and proud for President and our country. Let's not criticize the award like what happened doing the Olympics.

Remember the winner is America.The world is watching us.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 7:21 AM

Maybe this will be HIS most embarrassing moment.

He's the one who has to live the rest of his life knowing he was awarded this prize after 2 weeks of his presidency, during which he hadn't done a daggum thing.

I think next year, he would have been a logical choice. This year, it just causes everybody to say, "Huh?"

Who knows? Maybe he'll win it every year he's president.

But it sure seems a slap in the face of the other 200 candidates for the prize who may have actually worked all year promoting peace on earth, good will toward men.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 7:23 AM

(* being nominated after 2 weeks of his presidency)

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.0 - Posts: 9952)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 7:26 AM

A hopeful choice signifying the committee's approval his policies, but he has not brought about any peace yet.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.0 - Posts: 9952)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 7:51 AM

Didn't realize he was nominated after 11 days in office.

The prize unfortunately then is virtually meaningless.

swiper
Swiper  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 874)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:00 AM

Makes the Nobel Peace Prize seem like another bogus meaningless award

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:05 AM

I am appalled at the obvious distate for OUR President recieving the Nobel Peace Prize. It saddens me that no matter what the man does or will accomplish, you will say he did nothing. Somehow I think that the group awarding the prize does not do so lightly, and insinuating that they do cheapens every other recipient.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:06 AM

My goodness, but the grapes are sour this morning!

HAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAAHHH!!!

Suck on them babies for a while, haters.


jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:13 AM

My goodness, but there are none so blind than they who will not see.

Calling those who can see that this man didn't deserve this award yet are haters? Shooting the messenger again, ladies?

Call us every name you have in your book - it doesn't change the fact that the entire world can see this person did nothing in the first two weeks of his presidency to deserve being nominated for this award, much less to deserve to win it.

Our distaste for this prize choice doesn't mean we are haters. Your support for it shows you are an empty cult follower, who unwisely gives your support based on nothing.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:17 AM

"Call us every name you have in your book - it doesn't change the fact that the entire world can see this person did nothing in the first two weeks of his presidency to deserve being nominated for this award, much less to deserve to win it."

Nominated in February, they voted 9 months later, and it was unanimous.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:18 AM

Why was he even nominated within 2 weeks of his presidency? Give a reason.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:31 AM

Absolutely bloody hilarious. I don't care if he deserves it or not, it'll piss Repugs off.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5887)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:34 AM

Obama is running two wars in the Muslim world — in Iraq and Afghanistan — and can't get a climate change bill through his own Congress. He may have inherited that but he still has not brought about any peace just as Jimmy Carter never did squat and he got it also. The prize is a joke.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:34 AM

Because someone with nominating rights was that impressed with him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_peace_prize#Nominations

To save you the trouble of comparing him to Hitler, it does say Hitler was nominated (as well as Stalin and Mussolini), but those nominations were not seriously considered.

swiper
Swiper  (Level: 146.5 - Posts: 874)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:44 AM

Speaking for myself, I do not hate Obama nor did I hate Bush

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:52 AM

Hey, if you're not a hater, that's great! I was only referring to the haters. You DO agree there ARE haters?

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.8 - Posts: 2144)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:06 AM

Well, there went the Salty Dog. R.I.P.



bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:08 AM

Makes the Nobel Peace Prize seem like another bogus meaningless award
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LOL! the applications go in February but evaluations there are for the actions since Feb!

However, you have your right to think any way you like. It’s just that it still lumps you in with the rest of the haters as the rest of the world watches. It really didn’t look good to the rest of the world when all the haters came out to cheer that President Obama lost the Olympian bid. That is so un-American and another precedence.

The world is watching and I’d say the haters have proved even more reason why the peace prize is deservingly so in the age of Obama hate fest in America.

I proud we have president who remains above the haters bash. More importantly, I’m proud evaluations there are for the actions since February were enumerated for those to see and disagree!
It still doesn’t change a thing. He is still the recipient, albeit, it early

KEEP HOPE ALIVE!


smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:09 AM

Only takes the O word.

Here's the full citation, for those avoiding Trivial Tangents:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/09/nobel-peace-prize-citation-obama

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5887)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:11 AM

Please explain to me why anyone who does not agree with this prize is a "hater"? Obama shouldn't have gotten the award any more that Bush. Giving it to either one of them is a joke.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:15 AM

I don't say "anyone" disagreeing with the prize is a hater, merely enjoying the fact that it pisses off the real haters.

And there ARE haters. Don't you think?

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:25 AM

Haters who are those who hate the President, anyone, and everything associated with the President as evidenced by those who make hateful, gleeful remarks and the constant ranting no matter what he does! they know how they are and I think they are cowards not to admit it. Now, you may have a valid reason to rant since NASA blow up the moon.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:27 AM

I don't hate anybody.

Except haters.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:48 AM

Let me get this clear, I don't hate haters either. I have endless mercy for them.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:53 AM

You're a better person than I, Mama.

I'm working on it, though.

diva305
Diva305  (Level: 146.7 - Posts: 1652)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:53 AM

Oh Yeah!
I'm just so impressed.
Like when Arafat won too!
Joke

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 10:12 AM

Which he shared with Itzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 10:38 AM

Hmmm, sounds like I need to reopen the Tiki Bar today and hire a bouncer.

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 159.0 - Posts: 667)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 12:19 PM

The beer summit made him a shoo in for the prize.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 12:25 PM

Take that repugs, maybe that will shut you up for a while but I doubt it. He has also improved US image around the world. No easy task after the idiot we had in office for 8 years. Curious George did so much damage, we are a world community, and we have to cooperate with the Muslim world. Any way as others said this is great HATERS.

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 12:43 PM

I support Obama (though I'm much more of a Hillary fan), but I'm one of those people who reacted with, "Huh...?" Seems to me it just adds another layer of pressure and more opportunity for him to be judged harshly--no matter what he does. I would never have wished this on him.

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 261.1 - Posts: 2770)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 12:47 PM

I obviously have no bias re US politics, but I first thought the intro to this thread was a joke!
Apparently it's true?
Unbelievable.
He might possibly have been considered in a year or two or three, depending on what he did.
But up until now, internationally, he's nothing but a pretty face on the TV. He has achieved nothing.
This grossly devalues the Nobel Prizes as far as I'm concerned.


bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 1:23 PM

I think the vote was much like that of Willy Brandt, and Gorbachev in the hope that he would live up to it based on his performance thus far. That is my take on it, it certainly is a prestigious award, and not given out lightly. I am happy for our President as all good Americans should be. Signed a non hater. BTW do you hate Obama more than you love the US. You know what haters say "Love it or Leave it".

diva305
Diva305  (Level: 146.7 - Posts: 1652)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 1:45 PM

Sorry Maurlin and it's only three over there - four including this one.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 1:46 PM

I didn't start this thread so if you don't want to read don't read. People it really is that simple.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 3:12 PM

Why is that? Why is Diva the thread police. I merely said I didn't start the thread. Why is it that some people just bristle at any accomplishment that the POTUS gets. That is not in the American spirit, and that is my retort.

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.4 - Posts: 5492)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 3:24 PM

Are you asking that those of us who don't care for Obama don't love the US? Just because I don't care for his politics doesn't mean I don't LOVE my country! That remark was totally uncalled for...and I'm not a hater. I don't hate him I just don't agree with him...
Vickie

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 3:29 PM

In your case I believe it's all about the politics, that is not true for some.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 3:44 PM

And you, of course, are the one with the wisdom to know the difference.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 3:46 PM

I know what I believe, same as you.

Is that your way of calling me stupid? Don't beat around the bush...spit it out.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.7 - Posts: 7573)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:15 PM

Sploofus is back!
Justin is finishing upgrades and enhancements - that's the good news.

The Salty Dog is damn salty [again] - that's the bad news.

Why anyone begrudges a U.S. leader receiving a prestigious award makes no sense.
The Norwegian Committee felt his nomination was deserved.
If John McCain had been elected, and was nominated for this prize, I would feel much better because that indicated a change of diplomatic strategies different from his predecessor.
I would acknowledge that achievement [even if I had not voted for him.]

Let's get back to discussing the merits of his nomination, and cut out the personal insults.
As Archie Bunker might say- Stifle!


jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:16 PM

A pleasant surprise:

Michael Moore: http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/mikes-letter/congratulations-president-obama-nobel-peace-prize-now-please-earn-it


"October 9th, 2009 2:14 PM
Congratulations President Obama on the Nobel Peace Prize -- Now Please Earn it!"

Even this extremist liberal knows he didn't earn it yet.

Never has the Nobel Peace Prize been given to someone they HOPE will earn it.

Symbolism over substance. It cheapens the prize, and it insults everyone who deserved it but were kicked in the face when the prize went to someone who had done nothing to deserve it.


goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:17 PM

I love you Al.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:20 PM

Hands off Sheral he is all mine. I will give him all the peppermint patties his little heart desires

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:40 PM

Surrey man
But up until now, internationally, he's nothing but a pretty face on the TV. He has achieved nothing.
This grossly devalues the Nobel Prizes as far as I'm concerned.
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I'm sure the Nobel Prize committee will not appreciate your slander.
I'm so proud the President of the USof A has won despite what all haters and nay sayers say.

Myth: The prize is awarded to recognize efforts for peace, human rights and democracy only after they have proven successful.

Fact: More often, the prize is awarded to encourage those who receive it to see the effort through, sometimes at critical moments

http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/1815804,nobel-prize-myths-facts-100909.article

I 'm glad the children, especially my 7 year old grandson, in this country and the world can see what ambition and motivation can do.

Our President has set that tone. This not a spoof; this a real! No longer will the world want to ask why US wants to go along.
The world now knows we’re serious about, disease, climate, and nonnuclear proliferation. Our President is showing his ability to lead by deliberating on those world issues

Alfred Nobel required that the peace prize should go "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses."

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/10/obama_nobel_prize_for_peace.html


President Obama has reached out to the rest of the world and UN instead of being an international cowboy.

For those to you who say I don’t hate the president; but I love my country. Oh yea? It certainly is difficult to believe when those of you who clapped and cheered that America lost the Olympic bid and now you can’t even be proud the President and US has won a prestigious Nobel Prize for peace. I say you’re all a collection of sour grapes and trumpeters for un-patriotism. When you can’t come together as a country in reveling our win as a country, it’s not a show of love of this country to most rational people.

Let me share some thing else with you. I just returned from the dentist and overheard a conversation where they were discussing that President Obama won the Nobel Prize for his race. I'm assuming they were illiterates.



bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:45 PM

Jank, when you call me stupid, I simply toast you for you lack of reasoning and inability to read and think for your self; because you are a fringe right wing clone and a hater.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:48 PM

October 9th, 2009 2:14 PM
Congratulations President Obama on the Nobel Peace Prize -- Now Please Earn it!"

Even this extremist liberal knows he didn't earn it yet.

Never has the Nobel Peace Prize been given to someone they HOPE will earn it.

Symbolism over substance. It cheapens the prize, and it insults everyone who deserved it but were kicked in the face when the prize went to someone who had done nothing to deserve it.
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Michel Moore obviously hasn't done his work

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 4:52 PM

I agree with Swiper. It's a farce.

willough4
Willough4  (Level: 102.2 - Posts: 33)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:05 PM

President Obama absolutely deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for the hope of peace he brings to the entire world. We should be congratulating him and our country. It is time that we lose the war-mongerer image.

nelly
Nelly  (Level: 172.0 - Posts: 1167)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:09 PM

Surreyman, Alan - I wholeheartedly agree with your every word and so does Neil (Rictic)!

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:09 PM

What a joke. They lost me with Yassir Arafat.





jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:09 PM

The power to define is the power to control.

So now the Nobel Peace Prize committee is defining what peace is as HOPE someone will make something happen?

He talked a good game. But he increased troop numbers in Afghanistan and he has not closed Gitmo as he promised.

I certainly wanted him to increase troop numbers and I certainly don't want him to close Gitmo. But those who voted for him do want him to keep his promises.

So where does he deserve it? He hasn't carried through on the promises he made about peace.


jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:10 PM

BTW, it's not slander if it's true.

asor
Asor  (Level: 156.0 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:21 PM

I can't imagine Smoke--or Goddess--calling someone "stupid" or "moron." I very much doubt that's ever happened.

As for the topic at hand, I still think the prize is more a burden than a blessing at this stage in Obama's presidency. The man has enough to live up to without people having even more opportunity to tear him down--"More troops in Afghanistan? Oh, yeah, there's your Peace Prize President for ya!" I would have far preferred to have seen him win the prize AFTER his eight years in office. (<--let the squawking begin!

Now, at the risk of going off on too distant a tangent, does anyone else recall Ruth Gordon's acceptance speech when she won an Oscar for Rosemary's Baby? At the age of 72 (and arguably looking even older because of her diminutive size), she said, "I can't tell you how encouraging a thing like this is."

I loved it I hope Obama finds his prize encouraging, too.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:26 PM

Because we who are questioning the actions, policies, and motives of this president have all sorts of proof and facts on our side.
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Do you have the Hawaiian or Kenyan birth certificate?

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:33 PM

Asor - 5 minutes of investigation would quickly show you differently.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:47 PM

His birth certificate or lack thereof doesn't even make my list. It's neither action nor policy.

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 6:08 PM

whatever.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 6:16 PM

So now the Nobel Peace Prize committee is defining what peace is as HOPE someone will make something happen?

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Alfred Nobel made those requirements

Alfred Nobel required that the peace prize should go "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses."

http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2009/10/obama_nobel_prize_for_peace

President Obama is winding down Iraq. He is thinking in his intelligent, pragmatic, way whether to increase troops to Afghanistan which proves he will not give into demands of a General who wants to pad their resume. He still has to keep US safe as he has done. President Obama has keep US safe from terrorist, Azzai for example, and pirates. Plus, General Crystal was totally out of protocol and besmirched America in London. That was not patriotic.

Doctor Martin Luther King Jr received the Nobel Peace Prize and his dream didn't come into fruition until he gave his life.

The dream lives on with President Obama for hope and motivation for efforts for peace in this country and the world. When right wing nuts and lunatics show up with guns at rallies’ it’s not a peaceful sign. That’s what hope is as defined by the Person, Alfred Nobel, who left the money.

"The committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons”.

If they were a Nobel Prize for fear mongering and hatred all fringe, lunatic Republican s would have to share it.


bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 6:23 PM

His birth certificate or lack thereof doesn't even make my list. It's neither action nor policy.
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Can you say "lack thereof" is a smoke screen to the your infallible witch hunts as they're laden with untruths and lack of reasoning?

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 6:27 PM

Dr. King had been actively marching and working for Civil Rights. Obama had been sitting in office 2 weeks. He hadn't DONE anything yet.

Obama is no Dr. King. Not yet, anyway.

1mks
1mks  (Level: 211.2 - Posts: 5887)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 6:29 PM

I find the threats and name calling on Sploofus very offensive. I sincerely try my hardest to keep out of it. I know of too many people that have quit this site for the very things that are going on right now. Earlier in the week, Salty Dog had really almost felt like "old times" again. Now it is back in the garbage. I find that reprehensible and very sad. I'm done....so get on with it. BUT I won't be posting again until human decency once again returns.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 6:50 PM

Dr. King had been actively marching and working for Civil Rights. Obama had been sitting in office 2 weeks. He hadn't DONE anything yet.

Obama is no Dr. King. Not yet, anyway.

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Of course not, he is he and Dr King is who he is/ was. What they both share is a prize, humility, and giving their money away to help others.

A community organizer, FYI, gets in the trenches. Google the web and see how many marches President Barack did .
President Barack did things prior too his nomination and after his nomination. Once again check out what he done. Oh yes and that includes US safe.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 6:53 PM

Heck, I've done marches. Not in the 60s because I was too young, of course.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 7:22 PM

Were those tea party marches? Needless to say, you are incorrigible because this president can do nothing to your liking. I can qualify that statement with the criteria that Albert Nobel set for the prize, the forward looking the committee thought the president set in Cairo, the non nuclear proliferation, the willingness to engage for diplomacy instead of a unilateral cow boy diplomacy. Did you read any of the reasons before you so vehemently started for your illogical reasoning?

Even if you march was not for a tea party how did it impact the world towards peace?


jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 7:31 PM

Marches in celebration of anniversaries of Civil Rights.

When I taught at another middle school, the mom of one of my students had marched with Dr. King - she was a singer and had sung at his meetings! She was amazing.

My favorite story about her and her daughter was Mother's Day back in 1996. Mom was going to DC to sing in celebration of a Dr. King honorary dinner. Her daughter spent that weekend with me. She and I went to Grandy's for breakfast after church. Her daughter was very very dark and she was a good 7" taller than I (and also a magnificent singer). I was as pasty white as I could be! (Long before school would be out and summer yard work tans.) When I started to pay for breakfast, I discovered mine was free because I was a mom who brought my daughter! hahahahaha

We were so proud! She laughed that big, gorgeous laugh of hers and hugged the heck outa me. She was my sweety. She's married and living in Florida now, hopefully singing and blessing lots of people's hearts the way she and her mom did then.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 7:43 PM

That's interesting. Did you march on the school's time. It would have been apart of your job; if you did.

I discovered mine was free because I was a mom who brought my daughter! hahahahaha
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Have you forgotten my children are bi-racial, so its no surprise in today's world. My neighbors are black, white, brown, red, and yellow. And we do lots of things together; except bash Obama. We support him against people who bash every day.


maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.4 - Posts: 2671)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 7:54 PM

I (like many others who donated to his campaign) just received this email from President Obama. I really love what he says here. I think it sums up the Peace Prize.

Linda --
This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize -- men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.

But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.

That is why I've said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won't all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it's recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.

This award -- and the call to action that comes with it -- does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better.

So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we've begun together. I'm grateful that you've stood with me thus far, and I'm honored to continue our vital work in the years to come.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama









jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:09 PM

Of course it wasn't on school time, silly! Schools don't do that. Or at least not that I know of. They weren't parades, they were marches!

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 8:39 PM

Maurlin I got the same letter. I wrote back that I was proud to be an American and proud of him. I also wrote God Bless America and Barack Obama and his family.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:10 PM

I just checked my e-mail box I got it too. Now watch the haters will say it's all part of the effort to help ask for donations to help build concentration camps even though it had no link to ask for a donation.

Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee -- 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committe

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:30 PM

They did not ask me for a dime. It was a heartfelt sincere speech. I am going to keep it.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:37 PM

It can't be long before the CIA are sent in to undermine Norway's government. How dare they come to this decision without consulting Fox Faux News ?

goddess28
Goddess28  (Level: 92.6 - Posts: 5236)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 9:59 PM

Thanks for sharing that Maurlin.

uturntama
Uturntama  (Level: 51.0 - Posts: 179)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 10:40 PM

Oh brother.....now I know we are in the end times.

wordster
Wordster  (Level: 159.7 - Posts: 911)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 3:05 AM

I was surprised that President Obama got this award too but his speech shows his class. Enough said.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 3:35 AM

Bobo I was just saying/ joking that repubs will find a way to undermine the thank you letter that's why I posted the part that is at the bottom of the thank you letter.

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 261.1 - Posts: 2770)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 3:48 AM

Bigmama:

By the way - according to you - I'm not being slanderous, merely libellous!

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 3:58 AM

me thinks your point of few is wrong in any context, surreyman.

collioure
Collioure  (Level: 105.0 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 4:26 AM

Alan is right on.

This choice devalues the successful lifelong work of many past recipients of this award.

As one columnist noted not even the Rookie of the Year is elected to the Hall of Fame.

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 261.1 - Posts: 2770)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 4:47 AM

No, Bigmama, you disagree with me.
A different matter altogether.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 4:49 AM

Now you know how the rest of the world felt when you (maybe) elected Bush twice.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 118.4 - Posts: 1745)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 8:19 AM

No, CC, you don't understand how many of us here in US felt when he got elected twice. Actually the one time he didn't get the popular vote, and many people think the election was hung in Florida and I believe it, I lived there at the time. His brother was Governor of Florida.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 9:03 AM

Hence the "maybe" Bobo.


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