October 9, 2009

Is There Nothing That Obama Can't Do?


Not since Yasser Arafat has there been such a deserving recipient.

"The big question is, who nominated him. Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or Mullah Omar?"

Related juxtapose!

AP - And Obama's decision to shelve a plan for installing an anti-ballistic
missile system in the Czech Republic and Poland has improved relations with

London Times - Last weekend, Israel leaked to the Sunday Times of London that Russian
scientists are developing nuclear warheads for Iran.

h/t Tom

Or on second thought, it might just be a tragic typographical error - "I was just listening to the radio and the announcer said, what sounded like, "Obama has been awarded the Nobel Speech Prize."

Can the Cy Young award be far behind?

Plus - If you criticize the decision, the terrorists win!

Posted by Kate at October 9, 2009 10:42 AM

This is just to make up for the Olympic snub of Chicago.


Posted by: mike at October 9, 2009 11:13 AM

I was just listening to the radio and the announcer said, what sounded like, "Obama has been awarded the Nobel Speech Prize.

Or at least that is what it sounded like.

At least that prize would make sense.

Posted by: Fred at October 9, 2009 11:14 AM

Acccording to news reports, nominations had to filed by Feb. 19 (?)

Not even sure how that is in relation to the ‘we'll extend our hand, but will not respond to a clenched fist.'

Now, he wants to negotiate some type of power-sharing agreement with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Ever since Algore got the Nobel Prize, it's confirmed the award is a freakin' joke, nowhere near the prestigious award it used to be.

Posted by: set you free at October 9, 2009 11:15 AM

maybe someday he'll do something to deserve this prize but so far he hasn't yet. if anything he's made the world a more dangerous place, especially in his own country.

Posted by: breakfast meat at October 9, 2009 11:18 AM

Another feather in the narcissist's cap!

Posted by: Doug at October 9, 2009 11:19 AM

It was that buddy handshake with Hugo Chavez that clinched it for him. He's officially a joke now.

Posted by: bob at October 9, 2009 11:19 AM

In these strange times, if I awoke to find my lips sewn to a toilet seat, I would not be surprised. Strange days are here. Obama Nuntius.

Posted by: ConGris at October 9, 2009 11:20 AM

I'm told Vegas handicappers have now made Obama the early favorite to be named MVP of the NBA in the upcoming season.

Posted by: texas at October 9, 2009 11:21 AM

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize! In other news, the N.F.L. announced today that the 2010 Super Bowl will be awarded at Half time. Major League Baseball today, announced that President Barack Obama is being considered for both the National and American League Cy Young Awards based on his awesome pitching at the 2009 All Star Game. Meanwhile in Iran, President Ahmadinejad announced that Iran has successfully tested …

Posted by: Thomas_L...... at October 9, 2009 11:22 AM

Congratulations President Obama! This prestigious award was given for the work that President Obama has done thus far in encouraging world peace, pursuing an agenda of nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, seeking to broker middle east peace talks, seeking energy alternatives to deal with climate change (yes,climate change was mentioned by the Nobel committee) and to provide hope and incentive for future endeavors to this end. Well deserved.

Posted by: T at October 9, 2009 11:24 AM

Can Obama be the solution to the Leafs' goaltending problems? Yes he can!

Posted by: Mississauga Matt at October 9, 2009 11:25 AM

If he's smart, he'll ask for the cash portion of the prize in Euros.

Posted by: Syd B. at October 9, 2009 11:29 AM

1st Annual Montgomery Burns Award For Outstanding Acheivement In The Field Of Excellence!!!

Posted by: Mr. X. at October 9, 2009 11:30 AM

Noble Prize Spokesman: "And this year's Nobel Peace Prize goes to The Teleprompter of The United States."

Posted by: Dave in Pa at October 9, 2009 11:32 AM

Tis and ill wind..........
I never though I would ever find myself in general agreement with the Taliban and Hamas but this is that day of days.
Although, our motives are diametrically different upon the key point we agree....premature and totally undeserved.
This sillyness began with the awarding of the Peace prize to Lester B. Pearson.

Posted by: sasquatch at October 9, 2009 11:34 AM

Ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha ha ha. Oops, I pi$$ed myself.

Posted by: sonofAtilla at October 9, 2009 11:35 AM

Does anyone else get the feeling that the west didn't actually win the cold war, but instead they got suckered by a wily Russia playing possum? They've had 20 years of relative freedom to undermine western governments. Russia + China + Islam = ?

Posted by: pete at October 9, 2009 11:37 AM

I'm beginning to think that the Nobel selection committee consists of the editorial staff at The Onion.

Posted by: Brrr at October 9, 2009 11:37 AM

Obama has a shot at an Olympic medal in Vancouver.

Not since Nero won in the 10 horse chariot race in 67AD has a athelete been so favoured.

The event has yet to be disclosed, but mixed pair biathlon has been suggested so Michelle of the magnificent gams and arms can participate.

Posted by: cal2 at October 9, 2009 11:38 AM

It occurred to me that on the plus side this will make Obama look even more idiotic and incompetent than he already is.

He will be taken less seriously as a result of winning the prize (for what it is worth). Most are viewing this news with some initial disbelief followed by amusement and laughter.

Obama is himself in many ways the epitome of American decline, a decline that he himself so badly wants.

By giving him the prize, America unfortunately looks like a fool, which is exactly what many people want.

Real leaders please step up to the plate soon before America becomes the laughing stock of the world.

Posted by: TJ at October 9, 2009 11:39 AM

Just another meaningless award handed out by a bunch of useless lefticles. This could be bad news for Canada though since the U.S. will now have to annex some more land somewhere to contain Barry's ever growing ego.

Posted by: John in Calgary at October 9, 2009 11:49 AM


Let's look at the things you listed as justification for giving Obama the Nobel Peace prize.
1-How is the world a more peaceful place today.
2-Despite saying that he dreams of a world without nukes, how many fewer of them are there in the world today than yesterday.
3-What American President has NOT tried to broker a deal between the Israelis and the palestinians.
4-What kind of new energy alternatives exist today that can be credited to Obama.

My advice to you is to, while being careful not to rip your ears off, place each of your hands on your cheeks and pull your head out of your butt.

Posted by: bob c at October 9, 2009 11:51 AM

Moammar Khadaffi was robbed. If that great outfit he wore during his U.N. speech didn't clinch the prize for him, I don't know what will.

Posted by: Soccermom at October 9, 2009 11:52 AM

This guy is a joke and all who follow him!

Posted by: James at October 9, 2009 11:52 AM

Okay, let's be serious for a moment. President Obama leads a nation that has troops in battle as we speak. Plus he's bombing the moon! Peace Prize??? Why not the Literature Prize for his ghost-written autobiography? The second one, that is. Why not the Physics Prize for being able to fit his head in a normal sized room? Oh the comedy! T, you and the Obamatons are priceless!

Posted by: Thomas_L..... at October 9, 2009 11:58 AM


Sorry for the tough questions in my 11:51am post. I'm feeling a little guilty so here is the cheat sheet with the answers.
1-It isn't

Posted by: bob c at October 9, 2009 12:00 PM

If I gasped, Limbaugh must be apoplectic.

Posted by: gellen at October 9, 2009 12:00 PM

Nah Gellen, Rush is laughing too. This is pure comedy gold.

Posted by: Thomas_L...... at October 9, 2009 12:04 PM

Gag factor! Pass the air sickness bag, pronto! I'm getting my news from the Shopping Channel for the next week or at least until Iran and North Korea bomb Israel to outerspace. Cheers.

Posted by: fernstalbert at October 9, 2009 12:05 PM

Next Up: The Masters....

Posted by: jcl at October 9, 2009 12:06 PM

You know, that image of the OB JOKER poster seems fitting for the selection committee and it's current recipient.

Today life imitates art, especially bad art.
Just look at the caliber of entertainers and the morals they uphold....and they just love obama.

Wonder if the 1.5 mil will seal up the cap'n trap scheme, er, tax re-distribution plan for the eco-eurowienie crowds.
Socialist/eco-nuts there are very hungry for this to be put through, they need the US's full support on this.

Posted by: ldd at October 9, 2009 12:09 PM

Wretchard looks at O'sunset.

"Look at it this way: if the Nobel Peace Prize award doesn’t put the President’s policies beyond reproach of mere mortals then what will?

What can they give him for an encore?

One of the indicators of the decline of a political class is the use of grandiose titles to dignify the merely ordinary. When pageantry, expensive exhibitions, sonorous awards and extravagant titles are all that are left to overawe the masses it is a sign of a way of life that is already passing.

I can’t but recall Barbara Tuchman’s famous opening paragraphs of the Guns of August describing the last great gathering of royalty on the occasion of Edward VII’s funeral.

So gorgeous was the spectacle on the May morning of 1910 when nine kings rode in the funeral of Edward VII of England that the crowd, waiting in hushed and black clad-awe could not keep back gasps of admiration. In scarlet and blue and green and purple, three by three the sovereigns rode through the palace gates, with plumed helmets, gold braid, crimson sashes, and jeweled orders flashing in the sun. After them came five heirs, forty more imperial or royal highnesses, seven queens — four dowager and three regnant …

The muffled tongue of Big Ben tolled nine by the clock as the cortege left the palace, but on history’s clock it was sunset, and the sun of the old world was setting in a dying blaze of splendor never to be seen again.

Amid all this magnificence were three civilian-coated gentlemen, M. Gaston-Carlin of Switzerland, M. Pichon, Foreign Minister of France and former President Theodore Roosevelt, special envoy of the United States.

It was Roosvelt who represented the future.

What does Obama betoken?

I think historians may look back on this day and see as the day when the “civilian-coated gentlemen”, once happy to represent The People hastened, with unseemly alarcrity to rejoin the cavalcade of the modern aristocracy. I wonder whether history’s clock, as it was was at Edward’s funeral, is also nearing sunset."

"Exit, stage left; exeunt stage right

The Nobel Committee thinks that President Obama is advancing the cause of peace."

The fall of the aristocracy:

"Charles Philip Arthur George are his given names.

His titles are:

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester, HRH The Duke of Rothesay and Earl of Carrick, HRH The Duke of Cornwall, HRH Prince Charles of Edinburgh, Baron of Renfrew and Lord of the Isles, Prince and Great Steward of Scotland." (wiki)

At the bottom of the aristocratic pyramid is:

Canada's Queen GG, Ordure of the Haitian Voodoo.

Posted by: maz2 at October 9, 2009 12:27 PM


Ohh please stop... yer killin me!

Now that she has the Miss Nobel award locked up, Nobama is off to the Miss Understood contest next.

Posted by: Slim at October 9, 2009 12:31 PM

On a positive note Yasser Arafat is still dead.

Posted by: LT at October 9, 2009 12:47 PM

Is there any video yet of the announcement, I can't believe the Nobel guys could even say this with a straight face.

They must have overlooked the ACORN connection. Can you give a peace prize to a former lawyer of a prostitution consultation and election-fraud services outfit? Apparently yes.

Not to mention I can't even think of anything he's actually achieved w.r.t peace, be it at home or abroad.


Posted by: meshuggah at October 9, 2009 12:51 PM

OK, so they gave him the prize.

Who else was on the list and got bypassed?

Posted by: foobert at October 9, 2009 1:06 PM

"Moammar Khadaffi was robbed" Soccermom

But Liybia's Khadaffi has the FLAG of the Obama World Order (George Soros) GREEN.. all GREEN, nothing but GREEN...

Whats to Know?

Posted by: Slap Shot at October 9, 2009 1:12 PM

Is that bird a new symbol of peace - cormorant?

Posted by: Aaron at October 9, 2009 1:39 PM

Who'd he beat out? Satan?

Posted by: Durward at October 9, 2009 1:57 PM

The warmonger Bush ran two wars and the left demanded he put on trial. Now, warmonger Obama is a Saint! WOW! Obama got Bush's award!

Posted by: Sounder at October 9, 2009 2:09 PM

In related news, the Nobel Committee was bestowed the first-ever "Fonzi" Award for Excellence. Spokesman Bob Winkler says the prize is promptly and irrevokably retired in light of the Committee's unsurpassable achievement.

Posted by: Tom at October 9, 2009 2:35 PM

I have a dream ??!!
I think I need to get Nobel price one day too who was very patient to deal with nonmuslim in Canda and open how Muslim and nonMuslim able to communicate to each other was our idea since 1999 while this went wrong now this is again in peacefull process. You must live long enough among nonMuslim and long enough among Muslim or know their Muslim law to link these two group together

ALL the job done by Muslim Canada and usually this American soon put their stamp over Muslim Canadian job. This Obama copy Muslim Canadian.Usually sonni copy shia way quickly.

Muslim who handle nonMuslim in peace despite all their culture and behavior deserve to get one
I have a dream I have a dream ( I am not black ) though but still I have a dream for Nobel price

Posted by: new at October 9, 2009 3:18 PM

Posted by: Durward>

He is losing his support base fast.......

Posted by: Knight 99 at October 9, 2009 3:43 PM

I think the Obama worshipers just jumped the shark.

Posted by: Stan at October 9, 2009 4:09 PM

Here's a funny article that would probably explain his win as well as anything, however unlikely:

Posted by: Adam Fineman at October 9, 2009 4:26 PM

Whats next the Oscar?
Its a mad World.
This has become just to surreal. It goes beyond satire or irony into something so above inanity we have no words to express this absurdity.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at October 9, 2009 4:40 PM

And it's a tie for Helen Thomas and Nancy Pelosi for Miss Universe.

Posted by: Stan at October 9, 2009 4:46 PM

Why is everyone so suprised?

Arafat - Lied about mid-east peace
Annan - Lied about Oil for Food
Menchu Tum - Lied about her life
Gore - Lied about the climate
Obama - Lied about pretty much everything

I think I see a pattern here.

Posted by: BCH at October 9, 2009 4:52 PM

@3:18 -

"I have a dream??!!
I think I need to get Nobel price one day too who was very patient to deal with nonmuslim in Canda......(yaddayaddayadda)....."

I wish to second new's self-nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for her tireless humanitarian work in putting up with non-Moslem Canadians (or something).

G'wan, why the hell not?

Posted by: Black Mamba at October 9, 2009 7:14 PM

It's been a while since I've watched Sat. morning cartoons. Was that Heckle or Jeckle?

Posted by: Gen. Lee Wright at October 9, 2009 9:04 PM

Should we start a pool on when the Nobel Committee will get be thrown under the bus?

You just know that it's going to happen.

Posted by: Dave in AB at October 9, 2009 9:30 PM

"I wish to second new's self-nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for her tireless humanitarian work in putting up with non-Moslem Canadians (or something).

G'wan, why the hell not?" Black Mamba

Brilliant! Maybe we can get one for putting up with new....

The last Nobel Prize recipient to list it on Ebay is a true loser.....trivia

Posted by: Slap Shot at October 9, 2009 10:50 PM

Hey, I'm pretty good at sitting on my fanny too. In fact, I'm doing it right now. Practice, practice, practice.

Maybe I could win the Nobel Peace Prize too, like Ohbummer did?

Posted by: nv53 at October 10, 2009 2:01 AM

Seriously, now that I come to think about it, the only persons who deserve the peace prize are those who uphold the fundamental moral principle of a civilized society and a peaceful world, namely that no person has the right to initiate the use of force on any other person. All others are advocates of violence. Including socialists, Marxists and such riff-raff.

Posted by: nv53 at October 10, 2009 2:05 AM

Write in Obama for the Heisman trophy. He's earned it. :-P

Posted by: jenn at October 10, 2009 6:50 AM

What a fabuolus Halloween costume idea those Nobel guys have given us! Picture Barack Obama, dressed up as the Joker with a Nobel Prize hanging around his neck. Priceless! Let's see, all I need to pull this together is:

* Power suit - check
* Power tie - check
* Overcoat - check
* Black gloves - check
* Nobel Peace Prize - check (I'll print one out and glue it to cardboard)
* Obama Joker Mask - check (found one on Amazon)

Now if I can only figure out how to rig a couple teleprompters to follow me around, I'll be all set!

Posted by: Robert at October 10, 2009 11:32 AM

My daughter started a Masters program this week. Oddly enough they didn't have convocation yet; she actually has to complete the program before the degree. So yesterday, she should have studied in Oslo.

Posted by: Martin at October 10, 2009 1:40 PM