Nobel Shnobel.

October 12, 2009

Everyone’s asking, “Does Obama deserve the Nobel?” to which I say, “Who gives a shit?”

Deserve?  How should I know?  The Nobel award is bestowed upon those who show potential for creating change towards a more peaceful world.  Oh yeah, you mean people like Yasser Arafat?  Give me a fucking break.

The Nobel is like the Grammy Awards.  It’s not really based on merit – it’s a fucking popularity contest.

If you really want to know, I think Obama shouldn’t have gotten it.  In fact, I think it would have been funny if he had refused it and cleared his golden throat and said, “Listen.. no offense, fellas, but I think I’ve got enough going on here.  Just let me do my fucking job, as difficult as that already is.”

I mean, come on, enough with the Obama savior worship already!  The Nobel is just another huge weight to put on his shoulders.  With everything else on his plate, does he need the title of “Nobel Laureate” to live up to as well?

6 Responses to “Nobel Shnobel.”

  1. Mardé Says:

    Yes, people like Yasser Arafat. He with Peres and Rabin were responsible for the Oslo accords. That the accords didn’t work out wasn’t all Arafat’s fault. There was a bit of hope for awhile there which perhaps the Nobel committee wanted to encourage with its prize to Arafat, Peres, and Rabin. Same thing with Obama. They perhaps wanted to encourage him via the prestige of the Nobel. Naïve, you say? Obama worshippers? Well, maybe sometimes it’s better to be naïve and hopeful than realistic and cynical.

  2. Minds Erased Says:

    Maybe it IS better sometimes, yes, but to be naive enough to award the Nobel to a known terrorist (Arafat), to me, only tarnishes the meaning and the symbolism of the Nobel Award, which makes me even more ho-hum about the nod to Obama.

  3. Mardé Says:

    Oh…. Arafat’s a known terrorist. End of story. Well, there are terrorists and then there are terrorists. To quote your late buddy, Gorge Carlin, “why are Israeli terrorists called commandos, and why are Palestinian commandos called terrorists.”

    Besides, those three did come to an agreement, called the Oslo accords, which were supposed to bring peace. That they didn’t bring peace wasn’t the fault of the “naive” Nobel committee. The committee thought it was a good idea to encourage peace regardless of the characters of the prize recipients. Pretty naive, huh?

  4. Minds Erased Says:

    I’m just jerking your chain, Marde, and hopefully pointing out how ridiculous things like the “Nobel committee” really are. I mean, the whole Nobel award boils down to just someone’s opinion of what another person’s potential for peace is. It brings to mind something my old man used to say: “Opinions are like assholes. Everyone’s got one and they all stink.”

  5. Mardé Says:

    Hey, your old man must have been quite a guy. I wish I could have met him!!

  6. Minds Erased Says:

    He certainly was. He would have a hell of a lot to say about all this nonsense. Just another stinky opinion though, eh? 😛

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