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Oct 9, 2009 10:22 am

Just have to say...Really!?  The international community has got to be setting him up for a big fall. 

Oct 9, 2009 10:31 am

Just unbelievable. I still have no clue what this guy has ever done. Not just as president, but even before that. Can someone give me a list ?

Oct 9, 2009 10:38 am

My wife just asked me what for. My guess is that he's not a hawk. And his speech in Egypt. No real, definitive reason.

Oct 9, 2009 10:49 am
Ron 14:

Just unbelievable. I still have no clue what this guy has ever done. Not just as president, but even before that. Can someone give me a list ?

 
He graduated from undergrad at Columbia and law school at Harvard where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. 3 terms in the Illinois Senate and 1 term in the US Senate.
 
You are a bank teller.
 
Have a little respect for the office if not for the man......
Oct 9, 2009 10:52 am
noggin:
Ron 14:

Just unbelievable. I still have no clue what this guy has ever done. Not just as president, but even before that. Can someone give me a list ?



He graduated from undergrad at Columbia and law school at Harvard where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. 3 terms in the Illinois Senate and 1 term in the US Senate.



You are a bank teller.



Have a little respect for the office if not for the man......





Doesn't exactly apply to the whole "Peace" part of the Nobel prize.

Oct 9, 2009 11:13 am

Not even hasn't he done anything in his months as President so far, he actually won the award on a vote held back in February!!!  He definitely hadn't accomplished anything in 2 weeks.  This guy is a joke, and Nobel Prize still means absolutely nothing!!!

Oct 9, 2009 11:25 am

I agree with the guy Windy wants to be. Alfred Nobel would be pissed.

Oct 9, 2009 11:58 am
noggin:
Ron 14:

Just unbelievable. I still have no clue what this guy has ever done. Not just as president, but even before that. Can someone give me a list ?

 
He graduated from undergrad at Columbia and law school at Harvard where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. 3 terms in the Illinois Senate and 1 term in the US Senate.
 
You are a bank teller.
 
Have a little respect for the office if not for the man......
 
Noggin - blow me. He was getting crushed in the Illinois polls for Senate by Jack Ryan and would have lost if it wasn't for the Jack's wife Jeri exposing the fact that Jack liked to have sex with her, his own wife, at peep shows.
Oct 9, 2009 12:11 pm
Ron 14:
noggin:
Ron 14:

Just unbelievable. I still have no clue what this guy has ever done. Not just as president, but even before that. Can someone give me a list ?

 
He graduated from undergrad at Columbia and law school at Harvard where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. 3 terms in the Illinois Senate and 1 term in the US Senate.
 
You are a bank teller.
 
Have a little respect for the office if not for the man......
 
Noggin - blow me. He was getting crushed in the Illinois polls for Senate by Jack Ryan and would have lost if it wasn't for the Jack's wife Jeri exposing the fact that Jack liked to have sex with her, his own wife, at peep shows.
 
You are a symptom of this disease that goes throughout our culture.....respect, common courtesy and etiquette....these are things that you have none of.....
When you are called out on your foolishly written statement your only comeback is to make 2 sexually based derisive remarks.
 
Sad....
Oct 9, 2009 12:24 pm

the award was given for what he said he wants to do. Not what he's done. Somehow that doesn't line up with what an award is supposed to be. Hell, Bush wanted peace in the Middle East. He even tried to get people to go with him to Iraq.



Simply put, President Obama won the award because of rhetoric. Also, consider this: What if he hadn't won?

Oct 9, 2009 12:33 pm

And it did come to pass, as they sat and pondered that which must be pondered, and debated that which must be debated, and held forth on that which must be held forth upon, that one stood up among their midst, and cried out with a loud voice:

 
"Verily, it must be clear to all who sit amongst us that there is only One who is worthy of our adulation, whose shoes do tread upon paths of glory and greatness, whose lips have spake only words of unimaginable wisdom, whose buttocks have deposited only gleaming nuggets of wonder upon which we all do gaze in amazement, whose mighty prowess on gleaming courts of hardwood raises him to heights at which his knees do lodge within the nostrils of even King LeBron.  Yea, only One stands to this description, and He must be the One."
 
There was silence, and then nodding and quiet grunts of acquiescence as they looked to each other to see if there would rise up from their midst another who would speak upon their task at hand.  Slowly, one did gather his scholarly garb about himself and take to his feet, and spake quickly these words:
 
"Uh, not to be Debbie Downer here, but we already gave it to Yasser Arafat, and besides, he's dead now, so although we all agree that he deserves it every year, and that he could take LeBron to school, we've got to come up with someone else."
 
They were crestfallen, and didst pout and whine and stamp their little feet and ball up their pasty, white hands in fists of sullen rage at this news.  Why must Yasser Arafat still be dead?  Can nothing ever go the way it should on this crazy, mixed up orb?  Who, who, who can stretch up high enough to even braid the hairs upon the toes of Yasser Arafat, much less to hold an honor equal to that which this body doth bestow upon Shining Pillars of Mankind's Light and Glory?  Could there ever be another?  Could there???
 
Quietly, from a corner of the mighty hall there came a squeak as a chair moved back, and a rustle as Garbs of Wisdom were gathered about limbs and torso, and one of the Illuminati moved forward into the light.  He raised a hand and extended a finger, as if to silence his brethren, or to perhaps dislodge a rolled up sphere of mucus, they weren't quite sure, and then he didst speak:
 
"There is Another.  One who has come from the same fold as our Wonderous Beloved Sower of the Seeds of Peace and Prosperity, Master Arafat, and the time has come that we shout forth for the whole world to hear that He has our undivided endorsement as Omniscient Oracle of Omnipotence.  You all know of Whom I speak.  It must be Him.  So let it be written, so let it be done...."
 
Dateline: Oslo, Norway - In a surprising announcement today, it was revealed that the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Michael Moore for his untiring and relentless service to mankind.  In lieu of the usual cash award, the Committee has decided to provide Mr. Moore with a combination of Jenny Craig gift certificates and 100,000 copies of Al Gore's latest narrative entitled, "The Heat Within My Own Urine Can Power This Planet For 1000 Years." 
 
Mr. Moore was unavailable for comment.
 
 
Oct 9, 2009 1:26 pm
noggin:
Ron 14:
noggin:
Ron 14:

Just unbelievable. I still have no clue what this guy has ever done. Not just as president, but even before that. Can someone give me a list ?

 
He graduated from undergrad at Columbia and law school at Harvard where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. 3 terms in the Illinois Senate and 1 term in the US Senate.
 
You are a bank teller.
 
Have a little respect for the office if not for the man......
 
Noggin - blow me. He was getting crushed in the Illinois polls for Senate by Jack Ryan and would have lost if it wasn't for the Jack's wife Jeri exposing the fact that Jack liked to have sex with her, his own wife, at peep shows.
 
You are a symptom of this disease that goes throughout our culture.....respect, common courtesy and etiquette....these are things that you have none of.....
When you are called out on your foolishly written statement your only comeback is to make 2 sexually based derisive remarks.
 
Sad....
 
Where is your respect and common courtesy referring to me as a bank teller  ? Are you above being a teller ? You are too smart to do that job ? That seems a tad arrogant on your part, also a problem with this culture.
 
Asking what he has done is foolishly written ? That Jack Ryan situation is true, look it up. You probably don't know anything about it because you are one of the many who follow President Barry around just because the media likes him.
Oct 9, 2009 1:49 pm
Ron 14:
noggin:
Ron 14:
noggin:
Ron 14:

Just unbelievable. I still have no clue what this guy has ever done. Not just as president, but even before that. Can someone give me a list ?

 
He graduated from undergrad at Columbia and law school at Harvard where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. 3 terms in the Illinois Senate and 1 term in the US Senate.
 
You are a bank teller.
 
Have a little respect for the office if not for the man......
 
Noggin - blow me. He was getting crushed in the Illinois polls for Senate by Jack Ryan and would have lost if it wasn't for the Jack's wife Jeri exposing the fact that Jack liked to have sex with her, his own wife, at peep shows.
 
You are a symptom of this disease that goes throughout our culture.....respect, common courtesy and etiquette....these are things that you have none of.....
When you are called out on your foolishly written statement your only comeback is to make 2 sexually based derisive remarks.
 
Sad....
 
Where is your respect and common courtesy referring to me as a bank teller  ? Are you above being a teller ? You are too smart to do that job ? That seems a tad arrogant on your part, also a problem with this culture.
 
Asking what he has done is foolishly written ? That Jack Ryan situation is true, look it up. You probably don't know anything about it because you are one of the many who follow President Barry around just because the media likes him.
 
You misjudge me. My point was the office not the man. Your catch phrase is that you are a series 7 licensed bank teller, is that not true? I believe that leaders once voted in are our leaders whether I voted for them or not and therefore I pray for them to have wisdom to represent us well. We used to have a more civil society than we have now. Our generation wants everything now rather than working for a lifetime to achieve it as our parents did. That is the tone I detected in your comments. I answered your question as you asked what he had done prior to being president....for that you make some comment about me being one of those that likes someone just because the media does....
 
Oct 9, 2009 1:56 pm
noggin:
Ron 14:
noggin:
Ron 14:
noggin:
Ron 14:

Just unbelievable. I still have no clue what this guy has ever done. Not just as president, but even before that. Can someone give me a list ?



He graduated from undergrad at Columbia and law school at Harvard where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. 3 terms in the Illinois Senate and 1 term in the US Senate.



You are a bank teller.



Have a little respect for the office if not for the man......


Noggin - blow me. He was getting crushed in the Illinois polls for Senate by Jack Ryan and would have lost if it wasn't for the Jack's wife Jeri exposing the fact that Jack liked to have sex with her, his own wife, at peep shows.


You are a symptom of this disease that goes throughout our culture.....respect, common courtesy and etiquette....these are things that you have none of.....

When you are called out on your foolishly written statement your only comeback is to make 2 sexually based derisive remarks.



Sad....


Where is your respect and common courtesy referring to me as a bank teller ? Are you above being a teller ? You are too smart to do that job ? That seems a tad arrogant on your part, also a problem with this culture.



Asking what he has done is foolishly written ? That Jack Ryan situation is true, look it up. You probably don't know anything about it because you are one of the many who follow President Barry around just because the media likes him.


You misjudge me. My point was the office not the man. Your catch phrase is that you are a series 7 licensed bank teller, is that not true? I believe that leaders once voted in are our leaders whether I voted for them or not and therefore I pray for them to have wisdom to represent us well. We used to have a more civil society than we have now. Our generation wants everything now rather than working for a lifetime to achieve it as our parents did. That is the tone I detected in your comments. I answered your question as you asked what he had done prior to being president....for that you make some comment about me being one of those that likes someone just because the media does....





Noggin - I agree with you about respecting the office and even the man.



But the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize now is following a disturbing trend since they gave it to Al Gore in '07. It's a blatantly political award now.



Prior to Al Gore, who has won the Nobel Peace Prize and what for? Nelson Mandela - who spent nearly 30 years in prison before leading the people of South Africa to the end of apartheid. Jimmy Carter, who while people may not like him and think he was a horrible President, has spent 20 years building homes for the poor, promoting peace across the world. He won, AFTER he had done those things. Martin Luther King Jr., who I don't think I even need to explain why he won it. Mother Theresa - need I say more?



Going to Columbia and becoming president of the Harvard Law Review are great personal accomplishments. But the Noble Peace Prize is about transcending self and dedicating your life to something greater.

Oct 9, 2009 1:57 pm

Well I wasn't talking about the office, I was talking about the man.

 
I am a bank teller. My point is that because you stand for "common courtesy and respect" you should be supportive of all professions no matter how irrelevant they may seem to you.
 
 Thanks for supporting my point. Yes, this generation wants everything now rather than working a lifetime to achieve it and THAT IS EXACTLY WHY OBAMA has become a savior when he hasn't done anything that anyone can recall.
Oct 9, 2009 2:02 pm

I am with you now since I got it in my noggin what you were saying...

Have a nice college football weekend....
Oct 9, 2009 5:30 pm

Not to run myself into the buzzsaw...

However, to be fair Obama hasn't gotten a lot done because he has faced heavy partisan resistance. I believe he is a good man trying to accomplish a lot with good intentions.

It doesn't matter what side you are on, there has been little substantive discussion, just a lot of scorched earth politics. For me, I would be elated if I could just have someone give me straight, objective information.

Oct 9, 2009 5:45 pm

I agree, a Nobel Prize for Obama is a bit silly...especially this early in his term. But I think it also represents how much the international community did not like George Bush. That's why they gave it to Gore too. They just thought Bush was a douche.


Oct 9, 2009 6:16 pm

I am obviously in the minority, but I just don't know what makes Obama so great and Bush so bad.

Oct 9, 2009 6:25 pm

If Obama gives the million dollar prize to fight Aids in Africa or something, the present value of the money he might have earned from the prize for actually doing something in the future might equal the absurdity of rewarding his potential for making decisions that engender reasonable outcomes.

 
This is all just the politics of personal interest (like, big corporation jobs, big unions, big influence).
 
Nowhere, the reason this all seems like scorched earth politics is because, the bill for what Obama has been doing has not come due yet.
 
There's no way we can enjoy peace and save the earth when you just keep going into debt.  Obama's peace will be a legacy of retrenchment: having done the easy easy things, and not the hard things.
 
The irony of the prize for Obama, which is for leadership, is that it comes off like more of an inducement to keep going down the road of building a secular socialist America.
 
If you don't believe this, look at how small business is being destroyed. If you're  not working for the government, you are increasingly being screwed. That's not good for the wealth of humanity, or the condition of the earth.
 
If you're looking for solutions, look to an economy that relies more on small business and less taxes. Everyone here should understand what I'm talking about.
 
The facts of debt and guaranteeing benefits for certain workers speak for themselves, and there's nothing peaceful about servitude to debt, a corporation, a government, or fearfulness about world security.