October 9, 2009

The Affirmative Action Nobel

From Reuters, not The Onion:
U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world "hope for a better future" and striving for nuclear disarmament.

The hilarious career of Barack Obama continues to demonstrate how much white people long to give money, fame, and power to a black guy who meets minimum standards of presentability, regardless of his lack of accomplishments.

P.S. You must check out Obama's very latest acceptance speech.

P.P.S. Lots of amusing comments below.

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headache said...

So when are we going to have our first AA-pope? Looks like the powers-that-be are working off their laundry list of international posts in which to plant AA-candidates. Tokenism taken to its ridiculous logical conclusion.

headache said...

how much white people long to give money, fame, and power to a black guy who meets certain minimal standards.

Certain white people. I think the average white guy in Europe, the US and Southern Africa has had it with these AA clowns.

Master Dogen said...

Jaw, meet floor.

Kijkfaas McGee said...

Yes, the Pope must be the next bastion of whiteness to fall! The holier-than-thou Catholics deserve it. The Vatican is so petulant, and their flock is now so diverse. But perhaps they'll ease the transition by putting a Latin American in place before a full-out African, who, after all, might be of the opinion that Obama is God, a not-insignificant blasphemy.

Anonymous said...

Read the comments at the New York Times here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/10/world/10nobel.html?_r=1&hp

While the number of people cheering the award is disheartening, even a lot of professed Obama voters and supporters are saying how ridiculous this is.

Could this finally be the moment when Obama goes from being "this cool local band" to "that crappy mainstream band"? Will this be a wake-up call to O-bots that their devotion to him is nothing but a mindless cult of personality?

This is truly the height of absurdity. Even the MSNBC morning hosts are embarrassed. Two of them suggested that he will find some way to avoid accepting the award.

The Nobel Peace Prize committee is officially the woman who fainted at an Obama rally. How could they possibly go through with this? The only logical reason I can come up with is that they really, really want the US to adopt socialist medicine for some reason and they're willing to sacrifice what remains of their credibility in order to possibly help achieve that.

Funny I follow the news all the time said...

Sure it is a joke, but don’t underestimate the influence this stuff still has on many people. After all, most people respect power rather than ideas, including the idea of truth.

If truth were that important, the backlash against Obama would not even be an issue, as he wouldn’t have gotten near the office of POTUS in the first place.

Anonymous said...

I think the average white guy in Europe, the US and Southern Africa has had it with these AA clowns.

Don't forget us average white guys down under in Australia and New Zealand. We're fed up with it too.

Anonymous said...

This a real injustice. Bill Ayers deserved it much more....

BTW, I just checked out a comments page on the BBC website and it looks like the reaction is 99% negative. The Nobel Committee must have a death wish.

Anonymous said...

One more thing, ... we know what a world without nuclear weapons looks like ... it's 1944. What a vision!

Peter A said...

It's not so much about Affirmative Action - it's about European elites despising Bush and his disastrous foreign policy. The Europeans are trying tell you - "see, that's how much we really really hated Bush, we weren't kidding." Juding from Steve's response most Americans aren't going to get the message.

Anonymous said...

Don't be sure Obama has failed his way to the very top yet.

Surely the United Nations cannot be out done by the Norweigians. They must now build Obama a Wonder of the World in his honour.

Anonymous said...

"So when are we going to have our first AA-pope?"

The next one probably. The powers that be are pushing for a cardinal from Ghana:

http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=16910

teacher.paris said...

You just ruined my day. Oh, well, at least the Roman Polanski story is still cheery.

jack strocchi said...

Steve Sailer quotes Obama's Nobel citation:

"hoping for a better future and striving for nuclear disarmament."

Well I am waiting for my Nobel Prize because I have been hoping and striving for these things long before Obama.

Reactionary said...

Laugh all you want, bigots. As for me, I'll never forget how Obama fed the multitude at his inaugural with nothing but five loaves of bread and two fishes.

headache said...

Granted, it makes a mockery of the Nobel. Unfortunately the hard science Nobels have to suffer under this clownery. But 2 things:

-Nobel was for things done in the past so this is not an endorsement of Obama's reign.

-Nobel peace prizes are often used to encourage liberal political developments, which is why they are awarded before there are any results. 2 examples: Arafat/Rabin, how's that working out? Mandela/deKlerk, how's that working out. See the pattern.

I'm sorry that mother Theresa's memory has to be dragged through the mud by giving the Nobel to Obama and the other thug preceding him.

So what’s his new MSM title? Our prez, the Nobel laureate? Our Nobel prez? Our Noble prez? Our noble prez? Is this the rebranding they wanted to achieve?

Anonymous said...

From the Onion: Former President Jimmy Carter says only racists call Obama the black Jimmy Carter. 'Sure, he's had some problems,' said the former President, 'but it's not like he's betrayed an ally like West Germany over the neutron bomb in the middle of the Cold War, or encouraged the Ayatollah Khomeinei to replace a relatively stable Shah, or whined about a 'malaise'. . .

First black President given Noble prize, good thing. Noble Peace Prize becomes Democratic Machine doodad, bad thing.

Anonymous said...

The Ultimate Carrot certainly requires Obama to behave himself.
This might somewhat bind his febrile hands,and his bellicose masters' as well.

Le Duc Tho said...

From the linked Reuters article:

"The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and opposes a peace treaty with Israel, said the award was premature at best.

'Obama has a long way to go still and lots of work to do before he can deserve a reward," said Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri. 'Obama only made promises and did not contribute any substance to world peace. And he has not done anything to ensure justice for the sake of Arab and Muslim causes.""

I agree with Hamas.

Anonymous said...

That's the most succinct and on-target explanation of that man's career I've seen anywhere.

l said...

Seems like they could have given the award to a real peacemaker, like Medea Benjamin ... oh wait ... never mind.

Dr. Tensor said...

"U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world "hope for a better future" and striving for nuclear disarmament."

Ahahahahaha!!!

Oh wow!

This just made my day.

Anonymous said...

Great post from NYT comment section:

"Well that put's The University of Arizona's refusal to grant Obama an honorary degree in perspective. "

Richard Hoste said...

The hilarious career of Barack Obama continues to demonstrate how much white people long to give money, fame, and power to a black guy who meets minimum standards of presentability, regardless of his lack of accomplishments.

Lol, my theory is that the first black at the national stage who didn't speak ebonics and end up with a scandal would end up as president.

Who were national black political figures before Obama? Sharpton, Jackson, Marrion Berry, Alan Keys.

All Barack had to do was show up and the world was his. He couldn't even find a wife that didn't occasionally say things to get him in trouble.

Anonymous said...

I think there is something about the composition of the Nobel committee that might help explain:

http://nobelpeaceprize.org/en_GB/nomination_committee/members/

Jerry said...

They're trying to tie his hands on the question of attacking Iran. That's the only rational explanation. They're creating an obstacle in his mind to any kind of "aggressive" behavior.

Anonymous said...

Although it makes perfect sense if you follow this string... "Jimmy Carter," "Al Gore," "Barack Obama."

Obviously it was a political statement celebrating the ouster of Bush. The deadline for submitting this year's nominees was February 1st... So Obama had actually been president for a mere ten days at that point.

John Mansfield said...

Kanye West won't be at the awards ceremony, will he?

ben tillman said...

Yeah, Master Dogen, this shocked even me. Obama's waging two wars of aggression.

hohoho said...

That Obama would even consider the nomination shows his complete lack of a realistic self-appraisal. They guy must know for sure he got carried into the presidency, and his so-called bold statements all go at the cost of future American (white) generations. But he is not ashamed to cash in a Nobel “Peace” Prize.

Aaron said...

Are you sure this isn't from the Onion? I mean, has anyone called the Nobel people and confirmed this?

This is awesome. Another once-respected institution exposes itself as a joke in the rush to canonize Obama. He's proving to be a great lightning rod.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps Obama will work hard to ensure that Iran doesn't get nukes.

*Sighs*

Underachiever

Anonymous said...

"for giving the world "hope for a better future"

OMG.. LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

Fred said...

As a gesture of gratitude toward the Norwegian parliament, we ought help them diversify their country. Why not give one-way plane tickets to any resident of Detroit who wants to emigrate there?

Anonymous said...

Next year he can get the Literature prize. We can campaign for a Physics prize for the President by 2012.

Tanstaafl said...

Some White people.

Drawbacks said...

Maybe they're trying to shame him into finally pulling out of Dubya's nutty overseas adventures and not starting any of his own.

John Craig said...

Obama will undoubtedly write a book when he leaves office. they should have given him this year's Nobel Prize for Literature for that as well.

OhioStater said...

You can call it cultural rent seeking.

I had hoped young blacks would change their ways, attracted by the riches accrued to WASPish blacks like Barack Obama.

If the cold hard cash paid with the Peace Prize ($1 to $2 million) inspires some black youth to stay in school, read more, and stay out of trouble, this Peace Award will have more positive impact than any social welfare program.

MacSweeney said...

It sucks that the least important Nobel has the most amount of prestige.

albertosaurus said...

Communists are bound together by no secret oath. The tie that binds them across the frontiers of nations, across the barriers of language and differences of class and education, in defiance of religion, morality, truth, law, the weakness of the body and the irresolutions of the mind, even unto death is a simple conviction: It is necessary to change the world.

- Whittaker Chambers Witness

Anonymous said...

I told my wife this morning when she got up. Her reaction was, "He has not done anything, Just because he was black"? Yep.

nsam said...

Steve

What are the odds that he will turn it down? Or can vanity obscure reality? Even Onion couldn't have reported this.

headache said...

Why is the Nobel Prize so “prestigious”? Who decides that it is “prestigious”? Is this just another liberal echo chamber?

keypusher said...

From the BBC: French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the award confirmed "America's return to the hearts of the people of the world".

So, one point for the architects of the Iraq war to take away from this ridiculous award: people around the globe really despised George Bush.

Anonymous said...

What a disgrace, Obama needed this boost after the Olympic disaster

John Craig said...

Keep in mind that it's quite possible that the Peace Prize committee was trying to subtly manipulate Obama into winding down the conflict in Afghanistan. Maybe they're sophisticated enough to realize that someone with Obama's ego wouldn't want to tarnish his prize by giving McChrystal his 40,000 extra troops. (If that is the case, then I applaud them.)

MaryJ said...

I think it is a deliberate attempt to influence the 2010 Congressional elections. They know that Obama's in trouble with his declining approval ratings and the trainwreck of an economy.

Dutch Boy said...

Look at the bright side - perhaps this will convince Obama not to send any more troops into the Afghan debacle.

Anonymous said...

Being There

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078841/

Mandatory Viewing

Anyway, I am almost glad it happened. It will make his fall even more spectacular.

Paavo said...

Here in Finland we just were having a scandal about last year nobel prize winner Martti Ahtisaari, because a finn had written a letter to nobel committee trying critisizing former President Ahtisaari.

http://www.hs.fi/english/article/Stenb%C3%A4ck+%E2%80%9CNotable%E2%80%9D+Finn+tried+to+block+Martti+Ahtisaari+from+getting+Nobel+Peace+Prize/1135249838469

Seems kind of small minded after today. Of course Ahtisaari was a left wing president, but he was unpopular and wise, so he didn't do anything, and diminished the power of president institution.

outlaw josey wales said...

Doesn't sound like Obama had even the slightest inkling that this would happen. It's is stupid to award it to him, but I'm afraid it was done by the white men of Scandinavia, by many accounts here, the ideal white people.

You should castigate the Nobel committee, not Obama.

Anonymous said...

Steve Sailor is a homosexual, diseased albino monkey

MQ said...

You have to admit he at least deserved it more than Al Gore.

This happened because they couldn't give an anti-peace prize to Bush. I think it was more driven by the collective world sigh of relief at having a sane U.S. President again than by Obama's race.

Anonymous said...

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dearieme said...

Sage Mr Biden observed that O was "clean".

Anonymous said...

I guess I'm not really surprised. Looking through the list of all Nobel Peace Prize winners, I was struck by how many outright frauds were named (Rigoberta Menchu, Al Gore, Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Le Duc Tho, etc.). My all-time favorite was Frank B. Kellogg (1929), best known for the Kellogg-Briand Pact, which "outlawed war as an instrument of national policy." Wow! What a great idea! Who'da thunk it? I guess they forgot to tell Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini about this wonder.

A constant theme throughout the list was a strong preferemce for Kumbaya, why-can't-we-all-be-brothers peace types. Back in the 1920's and 1930's there were lots of awards associated with the League of Nations, a despicable organization which utterly failed to do anything to prevent WW II or deal with the extreme human rights violations of the emerging fascist and communist regimes. Of course, since many of its members were prominent colonial powers that weren't noted for their kindness to their subject (mostly dark-skinned) peoples, this may not have been too surprising.

So Barack Obama, who is promoting peace by sustaining two brutal Asian wars, gets his, I guess for his future acheivements. Just another affirmative action event.

- Black Death

10/09/2009

Anonymous said...

I think that Barack sold his soul to the devil at some point just before he became a senator and he just keeps reaping the benefits!

Anonymous said...

In historical terms, this is not at all unlike the Senate passing a resolution declaring Caesar to be a god.

Thank God [the real one, not the false ones] that these people are such idiots.

If any of them had the intelligence of an Ulyanov or a Djugashvili then we would be in serious trouble [or maybe I should say - we would be in even more serious trouble than the serious trouble that we're in already].

But if anyone fails to see the overt fascism in this, then the word "fascism" simply doesn't have any meaning anymore.

Cue MP3 #2 from Cash for Chaos.

Mmm mmm mmm.

Anonymous said...

There really is only one thing left for this illustrious figure to achieve - the Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence.

PR

Baloo said...

Attempting to unite two of your threads HERE

eh said...

Jaw, meet floor.

Good one.

Hmm, interesting choice (to be kind)/timing -- isn't Obama now considering sending more troops to Afghanistan?

Lost Pilgrim said...

Obama is in good company with such luminaries as Al Gore and Yasser Arafat. The Peace Prize has always been about what the committee wants accomplished rather than what has been done.

douchbag said...

Steve, how do you know this is absolutely about affirmative action?

It could be, but I think it's just as possible its more to send a message to the American people, "This is what we expect from America". This is of course in reference to Obama's international vision/diplomacy vs Bush's vision/diplomacy.

Call me crazy, that is what I really think. I think even if Obama was white, the Nobel committee would have still given him the award just to tell Americans how much they really hated Bush.

Jeff said...

Americans and Europeans want very much to build harmonious societies where everyone can have a good, safe, and productive niche. Americans also have the E Pluribus Unum project of trying to create a new nation out of many nationalities.

It's all a question of assimilation. It can't work if some nationalities don't assimilate, and instead continue to pursue their own selfish tribal goals, seeking to strip the host nation of resources, to overpower the host nationality and seize control of government.

James Kabala said...

While Obamamania grows out of affirmative action, it seems to have taken on a life of its own. After all, King, Tutu, and Mandela, as well as numerous Asians and Latins, are already Nobel Peace Prize winners; Obama is no pioneer here.

I consider this the biggest joke in the history of the Peace Prize. I don't mean Obama is a worse man than Arafat, but at least the Oslo Accords were a genuine concrete thing people could point to that seemed at the time to be an accomplishment. I'm glad to see honest liberals like Greenwald and Yglesias regard this as the joke it is.

Anonymous said...

Exactly when did they decide on Obama? Might this have something to do with the Olympic selection last week? After all, Obama was embarrassed after last week's shocker. Maybe the Nobel committee decided to give Obama some political capital.

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's just because he's mulatto, although that is important too. Obama is also the "anti-Bush". I'm sure we all remember Paul Krugman and why he won the Nobel Prize in Economics, for his very influential, profound, original economic ideas LOL.

Anonymous said...

So when are we going to have our first AA-pope?

Soon.

And his name will be...Barack Obama!

Mark my words.

Hiram said...

This Nobel Prize is a year overdue!

Even a year ago, there were people all over the world who, because of Barack, had hope out the wazoo!

He should also have received the Nobel Prize for Literature this year.
Now that would have been great (and unprecedented?): A Nobel double!

Instead, they give the Nobel Prize for Literature to some frowline whose career consists of whining about growing up in Romania under Ceauşescu. That's not giving people hope for the future! That's just depressing! Who wants that?

Or maybe they can give the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack every year for a while, until people lose hope.

Anonymous said...

Recent Obama tweets I've spotted:

Obama gets Oscar for best director: "He'll probably make a movie some day and it'll be totally awesome."

* *

How long till Nobel Cmttee just gives up the ghost and names "You!" the winner of the peace prize? (Like Time?)

George said...

I'm just putting "Idiocracy" into DVD for the umpteenth time. It just gets better and better...

Anonymous said...

Just when you think that the Obama-rama can't get any worse, something like this happens. Headache, have you ever considered that Obama might be the next Pope? If not, it will be the only spurious honor not conferred on him...

Concerned Netizen said...

I read too quickly, thought you reported that this was a joke item from THE ONION. Then I went to another blog and saw that it was true.

Well, this is all of a piece with the other "soft" Nobel prizes. The Nobel committee that awarded Martin Luther Kinky the Nobel prize wouldn't be caught dead walking down MLK Boulevard, would they?

Then there's Toni Morrison, Desmond Tutu, etc.

David said...

Obama - Carter - Arafat

The Son, the Father, and the Holy Ghost.

Rabbi Sugarman said...

Steve, I think it's high time you stepped aside and a black man took over. This site is just too whitebread. In fact, I think it may even be hideously white. You can apply for a job in construction or something.

Alain said...

Well, its a start. Next time he flys over Iraq or Afgahanistan in Air Force One, he should be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. If he flys over British troops, I suggest a Knighthood would also be in order. Sir Obama has a nice ring to it. With the media already on bended knee, it would only make things official.

Anonymous said...

headache said

"So when are we going to have our first AA-pope?"

The caption could be: "This place is WAY too whitebread...and has been so for too long. Maybe you should look for a job in construction, Ratzinger?"

Truth said...

"The hilarious career of Barack Obama continues to demonstrate how much white people long to give money, fame, and power to a black guy who meets minimum standards of presentability, regardless of his lack of accomplishments."

No Steve, it doesn't that's only what they want you to believe. What it truly shows is that the Globalist Cabal has a truly underrated sense of humor.

Anonymous said...

cause we all know how PEACEFUL black people are....

Mac Murray said...

You'd think that they'd wait until he was out of office, but perhaps after looking at how his administration is going, in addition to a possible bombing of/war with Iran, they thought they couldn't risk it.

They wanted to give it to him, it was just a matter of timing. If they awarded it after, say, a disastrous 4 year administration whose noteworthy accomplishment was bombing Iran or something, they would look ridiculous, so they decided to try to look less ridiculous by awarding it early on.

RKU said...

Ha, ha! I'll be that Robert Mugabe and George W. Bush were the two runners-up.

Since Obama was the ideological "centrist" among the three, presumably he ended up being the compromise choice...

Mark said...

Are we all trapped inside an f---ing "Forrest Gump" sequel?

No, wait - Forrest Gump actually did things. In this movie instead of accomplishing great things accidentally, the lead character wins political power and plaudits accidentally. Someone needs to do a screenplay treatment for this.

But then again, after Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Yasser Arafat...this sort of removes all doubt, doesn't it?

Dalrock said...

Clearly a case of premature adulation. I hear there is treatment for that.

My only question is, why couldn't they contain themselves and wait a few years to at least pretend it had merit. Were they afraid giving him the prize would appear even more ridiculous the longer he was in office?

Matra said...

If they had to give it to a black man due to affirmative action/positive discrimination they should've at least given it to one who could've used the award and subsequent world publicity for peaceful purposes such as reconciling his nation. For example, Zimbabwe's Morgan Tsvangirai.

outlaw josey wales said...

From Obama's statement regarding the prize:

"Let me be clear, I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments, but rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations.

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 somehow he is still guilty of something, right? Is it 'coz 'ees black? This is why HBD never gets anywhere. It has plenty of valid criticism of liberal ideas, but it's biggest proponents are invariably drawn back to the if black success then always because of AA. It's like a black hole.

Admittedly, actual AA is pretty BS, and harms those it purports to help, but I have never been worried about it. I'm so far to the right of the curve that the chance it would have any material impact on my life is inconsequential. Isn't it only whites of mediocre intelligence who should worry? Why should I care about them?

Anonymous said...

He got the award because he is black. Brainwashed Whites will do anything to feel good about themselves.

Jonathan said...

Barack Obama is now the reigning "magical negro" in the minds of white liberals -- a non-threatening sagacious black man who will bring harmony and unity to a troubled world. Think Morgan Freeman in his various roles as president, God, etc.

The inevitable rude awakening will not be pleasant.

greenrivervalleyman said...

Perhaps he'll receive a 2nd prize for economics, thanks to his depression-averting stimulus package. And I would almost bet money he'll someday get the Literature Prize for "Dreams of My Father".

Then again, who really is there, year-in and year-out, to give the Peace Prize too? The Nobel Committee had much more integrity when it would simply not award a prize for a particular year due to a lack of deserving candidates.

William1066 said...

I've decided he got the prize for reversing our idiot missiles-in-Poland strategy: Russia's happy, Germany's Merkel is happy, the US taxpayer is happy, Iran couldn't care less since it was never about them. There, now don't you feel better?

Anonymous said...

A pity that the Norwegian Nobel Committee didn't award the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack and Michelle jointly. After all, unlike Barack who can be fairly characterized as a black person who "meets minimum standards of presentability, regardless of his lack of accomplishments", Michelle has actually achieved arms reduction, no mean feat when you consider the size of her thighs.

Anonymous said...

It seems to me that scientists are running out of fundamental things to discover. The Nobel given to the developers of fiber optics (notice I didn't say inventors) is sort of a joke, given that the idea of using internal reflections in glass to conduct radiant energy has been around as long as there has been glass.

Perhaps the Nobel Prize should cease and desist before it jumps the shark. Did I say before? Obama is definitely the Fonze of Nobelists. Time to bring the foundation to a graceful end and give away what remains of the endowment money to ACORN.

Anonymous said...

I cannot wait to see President Obama wearing around his new shiny gewgaw. By the time his term is finnished out he will have more bling than a Panamanian General.

Mr Lomez said...

Are we sure this whole thing isn't just some elaborate joke?

Concerned Netizen said...

The affirmative action follies:

Michelle Malkin has uncovered another one.

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/10/08/do-the-watusi-art-imitation-and-the-obamas/

If this were literature it would be an open-and-shut case of plagiarism.

Let's dance. Let's do the Watusi.

Anonymous said...

Jesus H etc etc.

It proves something though.

As with nuclear sub commanders, AA is allowed to go so far, not to any level of real importance. Thus we can gauge the real power of the presidency...

Anonymous said...

No, Steve, Obama brought together representatives of high class blacks and incalcitrant cops at the Beer Summit to begin dialogue. Unlike with the Middle East, nobody had attempted this before.

Sideways said...

So we've learned what it takes to make Mr. Sailer post before 9 am.

Mr. Anon said...

I didn't know there was a Nobel prize in Blackness.

Why didn't they give him the Nobel in literature too? And, while they're at it, why not for physics, chemistry, and medicine as well?

After all, like L. Ron Hubbard - another noted cult leader, Obama is a man of singular accomplishment - he bestrides the Earth as a collossus. Should he not win every prize there is? A mere one Nobel prize verges on insult.

"Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed that he is grown so great?"

Blind Freddie said...

Whilst fully realising that the Peace Prize and the Literature Prize are often affirmative action picks to redress the overwhelming Eurocentric bias of the major Nobels, this award defies all and any logic beyond liberal symbolism.

Seamus said...

At least Henry Kissinger *pretended* to make peace in Vietnam to win his prize.

Chief Seattle said...

It's like a parody of a medieval court where the herald keeps heaping distinction upon distinction on his king.

"Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you President of the United States, U.N. Council Chair, Nobel Peace Price Winner, and New York Times best selling author Barak Hussein Obama!!!"

By the way, I can tell Steve and all you other white people are just jealous that you haven't made as much of your lives as this successful black man - hah!

Fred said...

Steve,

OT, but check this out from Sports Illustrated: Black players won't play for Rush's Rams.

If Rush does buy the Rams, and black players do boycott, maybe there will be openings for a couple of white RBs? I bet if this happened ticket sales and jersey sales would go through the roof for the white Rams, as would game day ratings.

Anonymous said...

Da Black Party strikes again!

Anonymous said...

Another way to look at it:

Events like this one are a tacit, unconscious acknowledgement of HBD by those who consciously deny it. They're using different standards to judge different groups of people. Let's face it, by black standards, he IS extraordinary. One in many thousands, and if he really wrote those two books, perhaps one in a million or two. He talks grammatically, has a cautious, reserved personality, is an involved father and a loyal husband. In Barry O's (somewhat adopted) community, these are real achievements.

So when is Congress going to start giving him medals and other military honors?

tommy said...

In case anyone still doubted the Nobel Peace Prize had become meaningless and politicized...

Old Pete said...

I am absolutely outraged. The Peace Prize is too little, too late as far as I'm concerned. Earlier this week they announced the Nobels in physics, medicine and chemistry and none of them were awarded to Obama dispite the fact that he deserved them just as much as he did the Peace Prize!

GMR said...

So when are we going to have our first AA-pope?

While we've never had an African American pope, or any American pope for that matter, there have been three African born popes before, the last of whom was Gelasius I from 492 to 496. Not sure what the ethnicity of any of them was.

Jun said...

How to Win the Nobel Peace Prize In 12 Days

"President Obama has broken new ground here. Nominations for potential winners of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ended on February 1. The president took office only 12 days earlier on January 20...."

Anonymous said...

Barzouf here

Obama barely meets the minimum standards of 'blackness', for that matter.

I see him as America's Gorbatchev, a 'hip', popular politician promising real change. Well, Gorbatchev sure delivered you could say, presiding over the dissolution of the USSR. In a similar vein, Obama's legacy will be the end of America's role as a global superpower.

headache said...

GMR sed:
Not sure what the ethnicity of any of them was.

Given that people back then were not particularly concerned with modern-day PC, and that the church was only present along the Med shores, I'd guess they were either Romans, leftovers of Cartago, or Berbers.

headache said...

William1066,
Nobel nominations were up by Feb. 1, O. got in by Jan 20. The missile thing came after Feb. 1, so the award was clearly an AA pick.

Anonymous said...

Obama barely meets the minimum standards of 'blackness', for that matter.

Assuming the miniumum standard of blackness is > 50% black DNA, then he doesn't meet even that, as discussed here a few threads back.

Why would anyone be shocked at Obama winning a Nobel for doing nothing? After all we already elected him president for doing nothing, and that, of course, is far more consequential. Remember when he cited running his own campaign as his chief qualification for the presidency?

Mark said...

This thread has to be hitting the iSteve all-time record for number of comments posted in the least amount of time.

Concerned Netizen said...

Perhaps it should have been given posthumously to Derrion Albert?

But seriously folks, I wonder what the folks at SNL are writing about now...

josh said...

Note my disdain of the Nobel prizes in previous posts. (You are keeping track,right?) I was prescient! This almost seems like a big joke on Obama. Hopw much absurd praise can you heap on the Black Guy before the Black Guy says,"Wait a minute!! I dont deserve this!!" A lot,it seems!

headache said...

Anyway, I am almost glad it happened. It will make his fall even more spectacular.


LOL, my thoughts exactly.

BEE said...

Jerry said...
They're trying to tie his hands on the question of attacking Iran. That's the only rational explanation. They're creating an obstacle in his mind to any kind of "aggressive" behavior.

Then they gotta be pretty stupid since every schoolgirl knows the military agenda on Iran is decided in Jerusalem, not in Washington.

Nobel Peace Prize Commitee said...

I'll have vou all know that ve avarded Obama da Nobel SWPL Popularity Prize ov 2009, not becauze he is black, mind vou, but for vears of vork az a communidy organizer in Zhicago. He eliminaded da azbestoz problem in ad leazt one apardment. Az vou can dell from recend news repords, Zhicago haz never veen a vetter place to live. Izn't dat zomeding? Obama iz da drue hero!

If vou don't agree, den vou are in league vid da Daliban.

Concerned Netizen said...

"Anyway, I am almost glad it happened. It will make his fall even more spectacular.

LOL, my thoughts exactly."

Mine too.

Meanwhile even a few blacks are unimpressed:

http://www.thegrio.com/2009/10/this-morning-the-norwegian-nobel.php

"Put bluntly, President Obama does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. The current president lacks any significant accomplishment on the matter of conflict resolution with the exception of his beer summit on race relations earlier this summer."

Anonymous said...

one point for the architects of the Iraq war to take away from this ridiculous award: people around the globe really despised George Bush.




They really despised Ronald Reagan also. So what? Americans are not supposed to make their decisions in order to cater to the whims of the international media.

Anonymous said...

Does this make Obama the arc lamp of numinosity? (sic, what a terrible mixed metaphor.)

i am the walrus said...

Look for Obama to win the Cy Young Award.

sj071 said...

Oh, to be a fly on Hillary's wall, lol.

tommy said...

Next, you can help Obama win the Heisman. Seriously! Vote online and write him in.

Anonymous said...

I love how the over-weening political correctness of the the Norwegian Parliament has now even for smart people on the left devalued the Peace Prize. Jimmy and Al's Nobel Prizes suddenly look a lot less impressive ( Not that they were that impressive anyway ) after a guy just won a "peace prize" for winning a election and making a few overseas trips and not ending two wars. Brilliant

Kanye West said...

Yo, Obama, I'm proud of you and Imma let you finish, but Beyonce had as much right to this award as you did.

Nora Helmer said...

Fred said: "As a gesture of gratitude toward the Norwegian parliament, we ought help them diversify their country."

No thanks! We're already diverse enough, thank you very much:

"New figures from the City of Oslo indicate that every fourth resident of Norway's capital has a non-Norwegian background....

"The largest single immigrant group continues to be from Pakistan, with 20,313 living in Oslo. Next in line is Somalia, with 9,708 immigrants and Sweden, with 7,462. Other countries with relatively large immigrant groups in Oslo include Sri Lanka, Poland, Iraq, Turkey, Vietnam, Iran and Denmark. Eastern Europeans as a whole make up nearly as large a group of immigrants as those from Pakistan, with 19,721 registered as living in Oslo...." [source]

And the results are that Oslo (and Norway) have become very "vibrant", indeed.

(Needless to say, Thorbjørn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, doesn't live in Oslo.)

Simon said...

outlaw josey wales:
"Admittedly, actual AA is pretty BS, and harms those it purports to help, but I have never been worried about it. I'm so far to the right of the curve that the chance it would have any material impact on my life is inconsequential. Isn't it only whites of mediocre intelligence who should worry? Why should I care about them?"

Who keeps you safe at night?

David Davenport said...

Isn't it only whites of mediocre intelligence who should worry? Why should I care about them?

Why should they care about you, and why are you so sure that you'll never need help from mediocre men?

Ivy League Bastard said...

Cynical, transparent, and hilarious attempt to manipulate the US president and polity.

Obama should not travel to Sweden to accept the award or do so on the Swedes' schedule. THAT would be a show of submission like nothing else, in effect positioning the Nobel committee as a neo-papal authority that can summon kings to appear at their pleasure. Emasculating (or to use a more racist term, "civilizing") a sitting US president in this manner would be a wet dream of the European leadership.

douchbag said...

You can read more about the five Nobel peace prize committee member at http://nobelpeaceprize.org/en_GB/nomination_committee/members/ [nobelpeaceprize.org]

These are not very left-tilted politicians in Norway. One is a former chairman of the conservative party, and another a former representative from the rightmost party currently in the Storting [wikipedia.org].

Truth said...

"As for me, I'll never forget how Obama fed the multitude at his inaugural with nothing but five loaves of bread and two fishes."

Uh, the word is "fish" there, Mort Sahl.

And the rest of you, laugh it up now. the joke's going to be on you on December 12th when Obama is sitting between Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow on the Dias in New York. When they show his highlight reel it will be grainy Super-8 footage of him catching a red plastic football at age 8 in Honolulu with his uncle!

Svigor said...

For a moment, my jaw started to drop. Then the ramifications started to hit me.

This is AWESOME!

It's self-parody.

It's one small step toward all people on television, all people in big government, academia, and business being black.

Hilarious. If I didn't know better, I'd think the Nobel committee did this on purpose.

Your subsequent post gets at my point.

Svigor said...

But perhaps they'll ease the transition by putting a Latin American in place before a full-out African, who, after all, might be of the opinion that Obama is God, a not-insignificant blasphemy.

Let me get out ahead of this thing and condemn you as the blasphemer, and denounce you for the heretic you are!

LOL!

Svigor said...

Will this be a wake-up call to O-bots that their devotion to him is nothing but a mindless cult of personality?

I'd like to take this opportunity to reassert that Obamatons is the superior word. Obots is easier to spell but Obamaton is destiny.

Whiskey said...

Comment of the week goes to "Kanye West" ...

Funny how rampant SWPL has totally discredited the Nobel Prizes, for the empty suit Obama.

William1066 said...

headache said...
William1066,
Nobel nominations were up by Feb. 1, O. got in by Jan 20. The missile thing came after Feb. 1, so the award was clearly an AA pick.

Nobel PP nominations are a dime a dozen - but there can be only one winner.

Nora Helmer said...

Ivy League Bastard said: "Obama should not travel to Sweden to accept the award or do so on the Swedes' schedule."

Norway. The Peace Prize is handed out in good, ol' Norway (Oslo, specifically). The rest of the Nobels come from Sweden.

Anonymous said...

Truth said: "Uh, the word is 'fish' there, Mort Sahl."

Fish is one of those words that can go either way: fish (pl.) or fishes. You have your choice.

Svigor said...

What are the odds that he will turn it down?

Now that you mention it, pretty high. Depressingly so.

Or can vanity obscure reality?

Yeah, but I think he might be too canny. Turning it down is his lemons to lemonade move.

Rats!

Headache asked:

Why is the Nobel Prize so “prestigious”? Who decides that it is “prestigious”? Is this just another liberal echo chamber?

I think this answers your question:

MacSweeney said:
It sucks that the least important Nobel has the most amount of prestige.

Anonymous said...

"I think there is something about the composition of the Nobel committee that might help explain"

What, that they're pale Norwegians? Or are you going to try to argue that because they have funny European names, they're actually Jews?

gwood said...

Sorta like getting a gold medal at the Special Olympics.

Nora Helmer said...

douchbag said: "These are not very left-tilted politicians in Norway. One is a former chairman of the conservative party, and another a former representative from the rightmost party currently in the Storting"

Yeah, but Norway's conservative party is probably somewhere to the left of the U.S.'s Democratic Party, so it's hardly very conservative in American terms.

As for Ytterhorn, the Progress Party member, do we know she was for Obama getting the Prize? How does the nomination work anyway -- do all the committee members have to agree? Does it have to be unanimous, I mean?

Anonymous said...

"Uh, the word is "fish" there, Mort Sahl."

Direct quote from the King James Bible:
http://kingjbible.com/luke/9.htm

16 Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude

Still waiting on that actual, factual counterpoint.

Svigor said...

Josey Wales:

Why should I care about them?


Ethnic nationalism is not for you. We don't want you, so this works out well for everyone.

William1066 said...

I found this

''The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize was Barack Obama but who else was on the final list? Judges were choosing between 205 nominees. Thirty-three are organizations and the rest individuals, the Nobel Foundation has reported. ''

G Bush was once a nominee. My uncle was probably a nominee. It's very non exclusive. But there can only be one.

Wanderer said...

Flash forward two years.

Reuters:
[[The UN today passed a resolution to bring world calenders into the modern age. Henceforth, the old-format year 2009 "A.D." will be converted to Year 1 A.O., and years will be counted up therefrom. ...Sadly, this triumph of diversity was marred by a series of shocking incidents of racial hatred unseen since the days of Hitler: Several European MPs criticized this action undertaken by the UN. Their hate-crime trials will begin next week, with 20 year prison terms expected for each offense.]]

;-D

Svigor said...

How much absurd praise can you heap on the Black Guy before the Black Guy says,"Wait a minute!! I don't deserve this!!" A lot, it seems!

Normally, a lot, but Barack's not a black guy, he's a mulatto, so maybe he'll see sense.

Please God let you be right though, please please please accept it Obama... (he won't)...

But seriously folks, I wonder what the folks at SNL are writing about now...

That's an interesting question. I very much tend to think people like that are not usually cynically calculating about these things. So I wouldn't be surprised if things like giving leftists and blacks a pass don't come up in meetings; it's probably the sort of thing that doesn't get thought about, much less discussed.

So, Bizarro World style, we might get no jokes. More likely, we'll get going-through-the-motions peewee softball jokes.

Wanderer said...

As a gesture of gratitude toward the Norwegian parliament, we ought help them diversify their country. Why not give one-way plane tickets to any resident of Detroit who wants to emigrate there?
-----------
They basically already do this, but they go straight to Africa and so on and skip the middle man.

Keep in mind, we're not about Israelis here ("diversity for you gentiles, ethnostate for us"). The post-1945 Europeans are equal-opportunity kool-aid distributors and drinkers.

Justin said...

Sorry, Steve, you are missing the point. This is an attempt to influence B.O.'s foreign policy, using the psychological trick of high expectations. They are betting this will influence his behavior, since he will have a very strong internal pressure to live up to the award. Especially attacking his fondness for approval by the European elite, this is a powerful move.

Steve Johnson said...

Here's another bit of comedy; Obama's won a Daytime Emmy award for his "Yes We Can" speech and a grammy for best spoken word (his reading of his book).

I wish these committees would stop foisting off the worst awards they give out to Obama.

Where's his Nobel Prize in Physics? Album of the Year? Racists!

Svigor said...

So it looks like Obama's going to accept? The admin's failure to even play coy while playing for time is a good sign, anyway (rumors coming out of WH he'll jet to Norway to accept).

YES! (fist pump)

I can't believe we're going to be this lucky!

Anonymous said...

Obama himself can be the next Pope!! All he has to do is tell another in an endless series of lies that he's always been a Roman Catholic. The fact that he's obviously an atheist shouldn't cause us to question that.

Actually, I kind of think all the negative reactions are going to be one more thing to get under his skin. He's starting to slouch and pout like an unpopular, socially-awkward adolescent.

You can just see Obama, that deeply stupid, affirmative-action parasite, becoming more and more sullen and truculent as he experiences
mass hostility for the first time. He is a natural fascist while also seeming to be a somewhat fragile spoiled brat.

And like any spoiled brat when he feels that he is being thwarted he (and the rest of the left-wing bratocracy) will pitch a truly awesome tantrum. Ha ha. It's hilarious to me that all the things they want to do as a matter of normal, regular business are the kind of things that would warm Stalin's heart.

Harry Baldwin said...

Obama's a piker. Lok at the list of honorifics Kim Jong-Il has ammassed:

* Supreme Commander at the Forefront of the Struggle Against Imperialism and the United States

* Greatest Saint Who Rules with Extensive Magnanimity

* Lode Star of the Twenty-First Century

* Best Leader Who Realized Human Wisdom

* Leader with Extraordinary Personality

* Perfect Picture of Wisdom and Boldness

* Eternal Bosom of Hot Love

* Master of Literature, Arts, and Architecture

* World’s Best Ideal Leader with Versatile Talents

* Humankind’s Greatest Musical Genius

* Master of the Computer Who Surprised the World

* Man with Encyclopedic Knowledge

* Guardian Deity of the Planet

* Heaven-Sent Hero

* Power Incarnate with Endless Creativity

* Greatest Man Who Ever Lived

* Present-day God

* World’s Greatest Writer
(List from Harper's, 02/05)

Get busy, Obama! Make us all proud.

Anonymous said...

The GOP did the same thing with Steele.

Jack-O said...

This was (at least partially) a dig at Bush.

But if the intention was to make America less hawkish, it may backfire. They just gave Obama a ton of political capital. He can use it however he pleases.

Ian said...

What's that phrase? "Fake but accurate"? That's prolly a good description of the Nobel committee's opinion of Captain Wonderful's amazing peace-y accomplishments.

I read somewhere that he deserves this award ... for putting up with Michelle all these years.

To be serious, I imagine that in large part this award was conferred for how breathtakingly hope-y change-y The Speeches (Dem Convention July 27 2004, on race March 18 2008, Cairo June 4 2009) were.

But there's what the man says (post-racial kumbaya, let's all be brothers) and there's what he does (moving towards thought-police FCC and hate-crime laws, trying to appropriate health care resources from elderly whites who built the system to give to ghetto folks who don't work, attempts to silence dissent, mentorship with terrorist bombers and white-hating preachers, continuing imperialist wars, continuing bankrupting the US economy, etc. etc).

Svigor said...

Obama's a piker. Lok at the list of honorifics Kim Jong-Il has ammassed

Now that was funny. :D

PRCalDude said...

YOU ARE A SICK MAN

SICK, DISTURBING AND VERY MUCH THE FABRIC OF HISTORIC RACISM THAT HAS PLAGUED AND TARNISHED THE UNITED STATES


YOUR STATISTICS ARE INACCURATE...
AND THE SMILE ON YOUR FACE IN YOUR PHOTO IS FAKE.

GOOD DAY TO YOU, FILTHY SNAKE

I HAVE NOTHING MORE TO SAY TO YOU, BUT THAT YOU ARE A SICK FRAUD


WHY IS EVERYONE YELLING?1!?

Svigor said...

(rumors coming out of WH he'll jet to Norway to accept).

Okay, so apparently I'm behind the curve here, and the Bamster accepted? Late to the party but I'm having fun. Hours later and I'm still laughing...

I can't believe he just blundered into it like that. Triple-lending shark-jump.

none of the above said...

It's the Claudius prize. Even a mediocre Emperor seems like a huge improvement, if he follows Caligula.

Anonymous said...

People, people, I've figured it all out. The Nobel name is an olde Swedish word for starf***er.

Anonymous said...

, "and the Bamster accepted? Late to the party but I'm having fun. Hours later and I'm still laughing"

So His Stinkiness (initials are B.O., right?)gets, what, 1.4 mil for his prize? And he's "donating it to charity," right?
What's his plane ride to Oslo gonna cost us taxpayers? How about donating it to the U.S. Treasury?

DT said...

"If the cold hard cash paid with the Peace Prize ($1 to $2 million) inspires some black youth to stay in school, read more, and stay out of trouble, this Peace Award will have more positive impact than any social welfare program."

---

You know, I really wish. This sort of notion was the one thing that gave me any peace of mind upon Obama's election: "OK, well this sucks, but maybe at least it will nudge the black community to start shedding its most destructive pathologies."

But I've come to realize something: That's not how blacks see Obama. They aren't seeing a darker-skinned white persona, essentially. They aren't having aspirational "ah ha!" revelations. They're just doing what everyone else does with the guy: projecting themselves onto him. And so he's a brother who has penetrated the system. They don't see a black man transformed to accommodate the establishment; they see an establishment transformed to accommodate a black man.

They needed him to be one of their own -- the moment made it irresistible -- and that's what they made him.

So I'm afraid the pathologies not only aren't being shed, they've actually been reinforced.

DT said...

"Sorry, Steve, you are missing the point. This is an attempt to influence B.O.'s foreign policy, using the psychological trick of high expectations. They are betting this will influence his behavior, since he will have a very strong internal pressure to live up to the award. Especially attacking his fondness for approval by the European elite, this is a powerful move."

I don't think Steve necessarily "missed the point," but I do agree with your analysis here. There is definitely an aim to this thing: create an environment that makes it harder for the leader of the United States to do things they don't like.

Svigor said...

So I'm afraid the pathologies not only aren't being shed, they've actually been reinforced.

Pathology isn't something to be pulled on and off like an overcoat.

Svigor said...

Not to put too fine a point on it, but BO could've really come out smelling like a rose if he'd stalled for time, then declined graciously. It would've been a monumental freebie. The SWPLs would've swooned with a 10-year case of the vapors.

couchscientist said...

Imagine how pissed Hillary and Bill are about all this. First he gets Hillary's job, because he was a black MAN (I at least do take joy in knowing that Hillary got to feel the sting of AA), but now he gets a prize Bill never got. This will drive the Clintons over the edge. Mark my words, in the next 1-2 months expect Billary to pull a Brutus.

Jonathan Silber said...

Next honors to shower on Obama: Grammy & Oscar for Lifetime Achievements, then MVP of Major League Baseball for the 2010 Season.

JudgeStone said...

Wow. Not even Bill Braskey got the Nobel Prize.

Sideways said...

This thread has to be hitting the iSteve all-time record for number of comments posted in the least amount of time.

This is probably the winner in a landslide.

Sideways said...

I guess I'm not really surprised. Looking through the list of all Nobel Peace Prize winners, I was struck by how many outright frauds were named (Rigoberta Menchu, Al Gore, Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Le Duc Tho, etc.

Counting Le Duc Tho with the others is unfair. He knew it was bullshit and refused the award.

Anonymous said...

"They don't see a black man transformed to accommodate the establishment; they see an establishment transformed to accommodate a black man."

http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/014452.html

David said...

Yassir Arafat must be rolling in his grave.

John Seiler said...

Dumb Norwegians should have waited until October 2010 to help the Democrats in the interim election.

John Seiler said...

What do you expect from a bunch of Noogins?

(Back in 1978, the late Mike Royko -- best columnist of his generation, who died too young -- noticed that there was no derogatory term for Norwegians, because they were too "nice." So he coined "Noogin."

(The column is in his collection, "Sez Who? Sez Me" [1982].)

Gil said...

There have already been three African Popes thus far:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African_popes

Anonymous said...

More sensational news from Norway:

Barack Obama has won the 100 metres at the London Olympics, to be run in 2012.

IOC spokesman Che Riviera said the committee had decided to award Obama the gold medal after the president made a series of speeches in which he promised to run an astonishing 9.5 seconds.

“Obama captured the world’s attention, and expressed values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population,” Riviera said.

“We would hope this will enhance what he is trying to do.”

Anonymous said...

GOOD DAY TO YOU, FILTHY SNAKE

Yes, how dare Steve Sailer, the foul legless reptile, question the Prophet Obama - the Nile River of Thought, The Heroic Defender of the Downtrodden Minority-Victim Class, The Great Community Organizer, The Beloved Son of Post-Racial America, The Bringer of Global Peace and Harmony, the God of all Gods!

Behead Those Who Insult Obama!

Tatu said...

As an European, I can't help but be amused by how three of the last seven Nobel Peace prizes have gone out to current or former American presidents or vice presidents. The American executive - a true position for a peacemaker! And they say us Nordics are anti-American!

Sarah said...

It will be interesting when Barack goes to Oslo to get his prize, but probably not as interesting as what happened when Martin Luther KIng went to pick up his:

"[M]embers of King's entourage on his trip to accept the Nobel Prize were found running after naked or near-naked prostitutes in the Oslo hotel on the night when he received the award. (Bayard Rustin had to talk hotel security people out of reporting them.)"

This quote is from a book review by Garry Wills in the New York Review of Books:

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/18833

It would be fascinating to know some details about this incident. Prostitutes don't normally run naked through hotels, as far as I know. Were their clients demanding services of a quality or quantity that the ladies did not wish to provide?

Reactionary said...

Prediction:

The 2011 winner of the Nobel for literature will be the iSteve poster known as Truth.

josh said...

The list of past winners reads like one of those Batman comics where all the Gotham City villains band together to take down the Caped Crusader. Mandela,Begin,Arafat,Kissinger,Le Duc Tho...and now this goof. Has anybody ever created "peace"? It seems the efforts being lauded in this award usually wind up in impotenece(the poor Dalai Lama),pointlessness(the two Irish women who won it for trying to fix N. Ireland...which actually was fixed,pretty much,when Clinton & Blair put their collective foot in the fat British ass)and tragedy (most of the other guys). You might say Gerald Ford should have won the prize for letting the NVA invade the South willy nilly as he played golf. My best pick:I saw a quote from Bobby Kennedy re the Cuban(Cubern?) missile crisis,something to the eeffect of:"There were 13 people in that room,and if any one of 8 of the 13 had been President,there would have been nuclear war." Posthumous award to JFK. Added benefit of driving the isteve posters mad!

Truth said...

"So when are we going to have our first AA-pope?

Soon.

And his name will be...Barack Obama!"

Oh I don't know, the fact that he's a "radical Muslim" and all might work slightly in his disfavor.

"Direct quote from the King James Bible:
http://kingjbible.com/luke/9.htm"

Hence thou taketh thine cues en proper Grammar of ye book divined 20 score and 4 years ago in MDCIIII. Mine endsay (conclusion) leadeth me to mine apprehension (opinion) in the absence of drymock (irony) that thou dost haveth the intellect of a jawbone of an ass!

"he blessed them, and brake,"

I taketh this means he conducted this benediction from the drivers seat of hith Range Rover Chariot?

headache said...

I'm glad the Nobel committee did this:
-It makes a fool of Obama
-It makes a mockery of the Nobel enterprise; it's not the ultimate measure of achievement we were always lead to believe. How many important discoveries does the scientific committee miss? How many important technological breakthroughs happen in corporate labs or obscure places outside of the Nobel circuit?
-A Nobel is no longer something to be in awe of
-Liberals have shown again that they control certain platforms and from there try and control the world. It's so open and obvious; they are giving the game away with this type of childish behavior.
-It makes a mockery of the Nobel's awarded to Carter, Mandela/de Klerk, Arafat/Rabin and many others. Good.

Svigor said...

Yassir Arafat must be rolling in his grave.

LOL!

Sorta like getting a gold medal at the Special Olympics.

Exactly like getting a gold medal at the special olympics. And anyone taking it too seriously is suspect of being qualified to participate in the next special olympics.

Anonymous said...

Truth, you're really trying too hard, possibly simply for the sake of being contrary.

"Fishes" is perfectly grammatical English - both in the 17th century and the 21st.

Anonymous said...

"Oh I don't know, the fact that he's a "radical Muslim" and all might work slightly in his disfavor."

Not at all. All he has to do is convert to Roman Catholicism, go to seminary, become a priest, then bishop, then get elected by the Cardinals.
This is possible because "catholic" means they take all comers.

Anonymous said...

It would be fascinating to know some details about this incident. Prostitutes don't normally run naked through hotels, as far as I know. Were their clients demanding services of a quality or quantity that the ladies did not wish to provide?

Private Cowboy: I think what she's trying to say is that you black boys pack too much meat.

Private Eightball: What we have here, little yellow sister, is a magnificent specimen of pure Alabama Blacksnake. But it ain't too goddamned beau coup.

Truth said...

"Not at all. All he has to do is convert to Roman Catholicism, go to seminary, become a priest, then bishop, then get elected by the Cardinals."

Oh, is that all?

Anonymous said...

Josh said: the two Irish women who won it for trying to fix N. Ireland...which actually was fixed,pretty much,when Clinton & Blair put their collective foot in the fat British ass.

Josh, sounds to me like you dont know what you are talking about old boy.

Anonymous said...

They're trying to tie his hands on the question of attacking Iran. That's the only rational explanation. They're creating an obstacle in his mind to any kind of "aggressive" behavior.

The Iranians were so happy about the award that they sentenced 3 people to death.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they're trying to shame him into finally pulling out of Dubya's nutty overseas adventures and not starting any of his own.

Dude, he can't even get Guantanamo closed on time...

TomV said...

I thought Truth was right about "fish" ("fishes" being reserved for different species), but I'm not so sure after seeing these results.

Truth said...

"Prediction:

The 2011 winner of the Nobel for literature will be the iSteve poster known as Truth.

10/10/2009"

You mean I'm going to have to travel to Europe AGAIN to accept another sought-after contested international award?

Man, you really are Buzzkill. Oh well, what the hell, it will go great next to my Cousteau society award for my study of Halibut fishes.

ben tillman said...

Steve, how do you know this is absolutely about affirmative action?

It could be, but I think it's just as possible its more to send a message to the American people, "This is what we expect from America". This is of course in reference to Obama's international vision/diplomacy vs Bush's vision/diplomacy.


And how do you figure their visions aren't the same? They certainly appear to be.

ben tillman said...

Admittedly, actual AA is pretty BS, and harms those it purports to help, but I have never been worried about it. I'm so far to the right of the curve that the chance it would have any material impact on my life is inconsequential. Isn't it only whites of mediocre intelligence who should worry?

If you think this, you can't be that smart. The smarter you are, the more affirmative action hurts you because, at the high end of the IQ scale, the ratio of qualified whites to qualified balcks approached infinity, while at the other end of the spectrum the ratio of qualified whites to qualified blacks approaches the ratio of whites to blacks in the population.

none of the above said...

ben tillman:

At the high end of intellectual achievement, whites' competition consists almost entirely of East Asians, (largely Jewish) whites, and South Asians. AA gets some unqualified people (and some qualified people, but that ain't the way to bet) into the door, but it doesn't get them high-impact publications, or long publication lists, or involvement in hot areas of research (though landing in a hot area is largely luck).

Once you start being able to measure performance in even a minimally meaningful way, you get separation by ability that can't easily be overridden. This is as true in the sciences as in sports, where hbd cuts in a rather different direction. (Gee, there aren't many whites winning the 100m dash in the Olympics. Must be discrimination--we need affirmative action programs.)

Anonymous said...

For those of you who grew up with the Norwegian jokes. It's usually like, there are three guys, a Dane, a Norwegian and a Swede ... Or there are two guys Olie and Sven, ... But the but of the joke is always the Norwegian. Don't jump on me, I'm part Norwegian myself, just reporting here.

Anyway buried in all this must be the end all be all of all Norwegian jokes.

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