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10/9/2009

Nobel Peace Prize Humor (Updated x2)

Filed under: Humor,Obama — DRJ @ 2:03 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

MSBNC’s Joe Scarborough called it a “joke” that Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for “talking a good game.” A senior official at the White House reportedly responded that Scarborough is an “a–hole.” Here’s the MSNBC clip, which includes a insightful comment by Mark Halperin:


Mark Halperin: I think the best thing you can say about this is it’s ‘premature’. You know, throughout his time as a national figure and international figure, Barack Obama has been criticized for being just about ‘just words’, just rhetoric. He seems to have won one of the most prestigious awards in the world for just rhetoric.”

And if you want a good laugh, don’t miss Iowahawk’s updated Nobel Peace Prize membership letter.

— DRJ

UPDATE — More funny stuff, this time from Sweden:

“The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (Svenska Freds) has classified as “shameful” the decision by the Nobel Committee in Oslo to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 to Barack Obama.
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Moderate Party parliamentary group leader Lars Lindblad said that, though he was glad Obama had been elected president of the United States, awarding him the Nobel Peace Prize was a “historic mistake”.

“In my view the Peace Prize should go to somebody who has achieved something,” he told Dagens Nyheter.”

UPDATE 2 — Here’s more from Reason TV:

92 Responses to “Nobel Peace Prize Humor (Updated x2)”

  1. Someone should nominate me for the Nobel Peace Prize.

    I wrote articles calling for the death of sand nazi terrorists, the biggest threat to world peace today.

    Michael Ejercito (6a1582)

  2. I’m afraid that would put you in the camp with George W. Bush, who wanted to destroy all evil, and that doesn’t qualify.

    To get the award you need to reach out to the sand nazi terrorists and welcome them to the world community, giving hope not only to them, but to all of us. Then you have a shot.

    Mike M (629332)

  3. Olbergasm and Chrissie Tingle had to clean up some spontaneous messes today.

    JD (d94c46)

  4. When Alfred Nobel died on December 10, 1896, it was discovered that he had left a will, dated November 27, 1895, according to which most of his vast wealth was to be used for five prizes, including one for peace. The prize for peace was to be awarded to the person who “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding of peace congresses.” The prize was to be awarded “by a committee of five persons to be elected by the Norwegian Storting.”

    It’s got nothing to do with “Peace” as we understand it.

    Thomas (1c2383)

  5. Chris Wallace said it best – these people are the whiniest, most thin – skinned crybabies that have ever occupied the WH. What a bunch of wussies – it’s like a dog whistle whenever anyone has the temerity to laugh at or criticize His Awesomeness. Don’t these idiots realize that MSNBC has an audience cume of about 100,000 individuals a day? All they do is elevate Scarborough in this manner, just like they did with Rush – idiots.

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  6. Mark Halperin doesn’t get points I don’t think unless he specifically uses the phrase absurd dirty socialist effing joke foisted on the world by five dirty knob-slobbering scandi guttersluts.

    happyfeet (71f55e)

  7. ya’ll have seen this one, right?

    click here for a laugh (possibly offensive language)

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    aphrael (e0cdc9)

  8. It’s a day for humor.

    So in keeping with the spirit of the day, here’s some more that I frankly stole from other sites’ commenting on this.

    “He’s becoming Jimmy Carter faster than Jimmy Carter”

    “Rove, you magnificent bastard! This is the best thing that could have happened short of a letter of congratulations from Roman Polanski.”

    Steve (e24b3b)

  9. Ace of Spades also has some hilarious photoshops.

    Patricia (c95a48)

  10. I have been laughing my ass off all day over this story.

    As for the video, the best part of it is Scarborough’s co-host. She didn’t seem to understand how people could be laughing at this story.

    And is it just me or did she not seem to realize that the mentions of Arafat, Carter, and Gore were meant as insults at first?

    john (63fd94)

  11. I think he is right. You need to be a real a**hole to be a Republican right-wing nut.

    The Emperor who feels JD hates marmosets. (1b037c)

  12. Nice to see that passive – agressive manic – depressives can still get out of bed some days; but it may be time to up that dose of lithium, the massive projection is too obvious.

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  13. Doofus likes to peep.

    The Emperor who feels JD hates marmosets. (1b037c)

  14. You’re never alone when you’re a schizophrenic.

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  15. This piece of headwear could help with that condition, I think:

    http://zapatopi.net/afdb/

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  16. Doofus raped the neighbor’s dog. Poor dog.

    The Emperor who feels JD hates marmosets. (1b037c)

  17. Doofus is in love with the vacuum cleaner.

    The Emperor who feels JD hates marmosets. (1b037c)

  18. Doofus just left the building….in restraints. Poor Doofy.

    The Emperor who feels JD hates marmosets. (1b037c)

  19. I’m with Joe on this. I didn’t see the clip, but I did look at the list of previous winners. Given the charter from Nobel, it’s hard to understand how Reagan was never awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

    SomeOtherSteve (d88371)

  20. Hey wingnuts, when your people go overseas they get shoes thrown at their head. When my people go overseas they get Nobel Prizes tossed at them. I see that, in addition to the Republicans, the Taliban condemned the Nobel Prize award.

    Nice company you keep.

    [Released from filter. — DRJ]

    Amused As Hell (66858c)

  21. They’re both right!

    AD - RtR/OS! (eaac12)

  22. Next year the Nobel Peace Prize will go to “YOU”

    Kevin Murphy (805c5b)

  23. The Nobel Peace prize has been pretty ridiculous at times ( see Al Gore ), and at times more offense ( see Arafat ). I won’t say that this is the most offensive, it can’t be, but it is the silliest award.

    The Nobel Peace prize is indeed a joke.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  24. You know, if Obama was really as smart as his supporters claim, he’d refuse the prize.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  25. Obama Nobel Peace Prize money goes to charity Obama kool aid.

    happyfet (6b707a)

  26. Yeah, now that a black guy has won it, the prize is a joke. The presidency is also a joke?

    [Released from filter. — DRJ]

    Amused As Hell (66858c)

  27. sigh

    it’s not the easiest name in the world to spell you know

    happyfeet (6b707a)

  28. Obama deserves the prize because he talks about peace?
    Wouldn’t that require giving it to every Miss America contestant who’s ever competed?

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  29. but I don’t think it’s funny. It’s illustrative. Of how dirty socialists co-opt and devalue institutions for the most petty of gains… it’s like how that Ted Kennedy staffer douche went on to head up Consumer Reports and now they’re throwing the organization’s clout behind sick dirty socialist schemes so that people can die die die but by dirty socialist God they’ll die in a dirty socialist hospital.

    Sick. Not funny. Pathologically sick.

    happyfeet (6b707a)

  30. ok Have Blue is funny but this is nevertheless a fundamentally sick situation

    happyfeet (6b707a)

  31. This just fits the whole self obsession theme and ridicule is fatal to people who have the sort of self image that Obama has. I still don’t think he gets it. The DNC thing about Republicans being terrorists is just more of the same. John Kennedy could laugh at himself and that is what did Nixon in in 1960 (that and millions of daddy’s money in West Virginia). When somebody said something about Teddy taking JFK’s Senate seat and Bobby becoming AG, he made a crack about finding them jobs. He was the one who was making fun of it. Obama is a stiff. He will never get the joke.

    MIke K (2cf494)

  32. Wingnuts, your crowd’s not looking small today. Nope, not ever!

    [Released from filter. — DRJ]

    Amused As Hell (66858c)

  33. I thought Republicans were racists. When did it change to terrorists?

    I can’t keep up.

    Dana (863a65)

  34. Well her dad worked for Carter, was the one who forged the original Saudi General Intelligence(Istikbarat)/ ISI link that gave birth to AQ and the Taliban, he’s also recommended the USshootdown
    Israeli jets on the way to Bushehr and Isfahan, no awareness doesn’trun in that family.

    bishop (4e0dda)

  35. I can’t stop laughing. I’m glad Obama won this award. Obama really is a joke, isn’t he?

    John Henry Eden (80fca9)

  36. “I thought Republicans were racists. When did it change to terrorists?”

    Dana – Why can’t we be both? America is the land of opportunity, or so Republicans and conservatives believe, but not dirty socialist progressives who believe it is the worstest country in the world what most atone for it’s evil hegemonic capitalistic past.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  37. This clip is the best illustration I have seen of the the “mommy attitude” of Obama supporters. When the lady in blue told Scarborough and Halperin that they were acting like “two little boys”, that did it. As if no one should be making sport of Teh Once for accepting an award he clearly does not deserve — at least on performance.

    vnjagvet (d3d48a)

  38. I love the fact that the Nobel Committee acknowledges that Obama has to grow into his empty suit in their justification for the award – He’s talked a good game but he hasn’t done anything yet.

    Another blinding statement of the obvious!

    daleyrocks (718861)

  39. I’ve updated the post with some responses from Sweden.

    DRJ (7fbae6)

  40. This marvelous event should be committed to song. Herewith:

    The Twelve Days of the Peace Prize

    On the first day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    A Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    On the second day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    Two ignored wars
    And a Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    On the third day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    Three tax evaders
    Two ignored wars
    And a Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    On the fourth day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    Four martyred Nedas
    Three tax evaders
    Two ignored wars
    And a Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    On the fifth day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    Five abandoned Poles
    Four martyred Nedas
    Three tax evaders
    Two ignored wars
    And a Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    On the sixth day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    Six Derrion Alberts
    Five abandoned Poles
    Four martyred Nedas
    Three tax evaders
    Two ignored wars
    And a Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    On the seventh day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    Seven Rangels scamming
    Six Derrion Alberts
    Five abandoned Poles
    Four martyred Nedas
    Three tax evaders
    Two ignored wars
    And a Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    On the eighth day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    Eight Pelosis strutting
    Seven Rangels scamming
    Six Derrion Alberts
    Five abandoned Poles
    Four martyred Nedas
    Three tax evaders
    Two ignored wars
    And a Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    On the ninth day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    Nine Reids ascowling
    Eight Pelosis strutting
    Seven Rangels scamming
    Six Derrion Alberts
    Five abandoned Poles
    Four martyred Nedas
    Three tax evaders
    Two ignored wars
    And a Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    On the tenth day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    Ten ACORNS falling
    Nine Reids ascowling
    Eight Pelosis strutting
    Seven Rangels scamming
    Six Derrion Alberts
    Five abandoned Poles
    Four martyred Nedas
    Three tax evaders
    Two ignored wars
    And a Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    On the eleventh day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    Eleven more banks failing
    Ten ACORNS falling
    Nine Reids ascowling
    Eight Pelosis strutting
    Seven Rangels scamming
    Six Derrion Alberts
    Five abandoned Poles
    Four martyred Nedas
    Three tax evaders
    Two ignored wars
    And a Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    On the twelfth day of the Peace Prize
    The Committee sent to me
    Twelve per cent unemployment
    Eleven more banks failing
    Ten Acorns falling
    Nine Reids ascowling
    Eight Pelosis strutting
    Seven Rangels scamming
    Six Derrion Alberts
    Five abandoned Poles
    Four martyred Nedas
    Three tax evaders
    Two ignored wars
    And a Nobel without the prefix “Ig”

    You know the tune. . .

    Brooks (ade97f)

  41. In my view the Peace Prize should go to somebody who has achieved something,” he told Dagens Nyheter.”
    Sad but true. Obama has not done anyting to deserve this honor. He also admits that much. Knowing this, I wonder what was their true motive for giving it to him? People are either paid for a job well done or are paid in advance for a job they should do. Which is it in this case?

    The Emperor who feels JD hates marmosets. (1b037c)

  42. “The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (Svenska Freds) has classified as “shameful” the decision by the Nobel Committee in Oslo to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 to Barack Obama.

    “In my view the Peace Prize should go to somebody who has achieved something,” he told Dagens Nyheter.”

    It hasn’t been 24 hours, and here he is provoking a conflict between the Swedes and the Norwegians already.

    MD in Philly (d4f9fa)

  43. MD:

    And you don’t want to make the Swedes mad. Look what happened to the Celts.

    Ag80 (d1363b)

  44. I just realized, Ag80, this could hit close to home. Things were already tense in the great North Lands with Brett Favre going to the Vikings. Now there will be a threat to the domestic tranquility with all of those intermingled Swedes and Norwegians looking at each other suspiciously.

    Maybe Patterico should be nominated for Mr. Walleye so he can go up there and prevent bloodshed, then he will have done something worthy of a Nobel, bringing peace to a region that was traumatized by the previous Nobel Winner. That would be a good thing, because otherwise I am concerned that ACORN will win it next year for their role in getting the one elected.

    MD in Philly (d4f9fa)

  45. Obama Derangement Syndrome, anyone?!

    [note: fished from spam filter. –Stashiu]

    Amused As Hell (66858c)

  46. MD:

    Have you even stopped to think what would happen if the Lutherans and Presbyterians got into a tiff?

    Who could stop the covered casserole food fight? I don’t think Patterico is up to the job.

    Ag80 (d1363b)

  47. Knowing this, I wonder what was their true motive for giving it to him?

    Since you’re a liberal, I’m surprised you ask or wonder about that. It’s alien territory to me, but I’d imagine the brains of the folks in Sweden are full of a heaping pile of white liberal guilt, mixed with a ton of admiration for the US moving closer in the direction of becoming Banana-Republic-ized and socialized, and, in general, full of ass-backwards emotions. So their minds make them proclaim: “I weep for a convicted murderer who’s been sentenced to death. As for his victim or victims? C’est la vie!” Or: “I weep for the ousted Manuel Zelaya of Honduras. As for his successor? He’s a heartless big meanie!”

    Mark (411533)

  48. Pooe wingnuts. Afflicted with Hate America Virus and Obama Derangement Syndrome!!

    Amused As Hell (66858c)

  49. What’s a “Pooe?”

    Of course I hate America. I done been infected with that Hate America Flu.

    Ag80 (d1363b)

  50. Mother Theresa had to work in the slums of Calcutta for twenty-nine years before she was given the Nobel.

    Obama was President for two weeks when the nomination period closed.

    Obama is 780 times more awesome than Mother Teresa.

    Have Blue (854a6e)

  51. Thank you for the retrieval, Stashiu. :)

    aphrael (73ebe9)

  52. That’s hilarious, aphrael. Have you seen this one?

    DRJ (7fbae6)

  53. I updated the post with a funny Reason TV link at Update 2.

    DRJ (7fbae6)

  54. […] Nobel Peace Prize Humor.  Patterico. MSBNC’s Joe Scarborough called it a “joke” that Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize for “talking a good game.” […]

    Nobel Peace Prize Award Creates Stunning Confusion « Quipster (b78058)

  55. Amused is objectively racist.

    RACISTS !!!

    JD (6286a6)

  56. Since you’re a liberal, I’m surprised you ask or wonder about that.
    Comment by Mark — 10/9/2009 @ 9:26 pm

    I am not a liberal. Please don’t insult me.

    The Emperor who feels helpless. (0c8c2c)

  57. Joe Scarborough and Mark Halperin are like two idiot frat boys in this clip. This is what news has been reduced to. It is sickening.

    Anita Busch (fc416d)

  58. I agree – Olbermann, MadCow and Chrissy are so much wiser and awesome than they, right?

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  59. Dmac: I don’t think any newscasters should put forth such political spin. That includes Olberman, etc.

    Anita Busch (fc416d)

  60. Anita, none of those individuals are acting as “journalists” to any degree. Any viewer thinking otherwise should stop watching TV news in the future – they’re obvious pundits there, mostly for entertainment value. And as for MSNBC? For most of their broadcasting day they’re basically to the Left of Mao. No sentient being would tell you otherwise.

    Dmac (5ddc52)

  61. Comment by The Emperor who feels helpless. — 10/10/2009 @ 7:04 am
    To be a liberal, she would have to have an IQ that was at least at room temp.

    AD - RtR/OS! (877de6)

  62. I don’t think any newscasters should put forth such political spin. That includes Olberman, etc.

    Comment by Anita Busch — 10/10/2009 @ 1:39 pm

    If you believe Olbergirl a newscaster, no doubt you believed Obama a qualified candidate for POTUS last November.

    Thanks a lot.

    Matador (ad4464)

  63. Comment by AD – RtR/OS! — 10/10/2009 @ 4:09 pm

    Who are you referring to, AD?

    The Emperor who feels helpless. (1b037c)

  64. dmac, yeah, that was kinda my point. we do agree.

    Anita Busch (fc416d)

  65. Lovey is no liberal. Lovey is too busy giving Obama Lewinskys to be politically involved.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  66. John is an idiot.

    The Emperor (1b037c)

  67. Funny, blubonnet accused me of just that thing when I depended on my US Army daughter’s account of what goes on in US Military prison camps over blu’s 911 twoofer-type links. So, Lovey has close ties to blu in regards to intellectual capacity.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  68. @67
    You have a daughter? Scary.

    The Emperor (1b037c)

  69. Yes, Lovey, I have a daughter. She even had a few things to say over on CSPT (go from there and forward to see more).

    That counts 7 links, which will likely send this comment to the spam filter, but I hope to pull it back out.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  70. @65
    You need to stop obsessing over Obama’s crotch, john tinycock. He doesn’t fancy homosexuals like you. go find a lover who can make you feel like a woman. They are out there if you look. Leave Obama’s manhood alone.

    The Emperor (0c8c2c)

  71. that was just sort of weird

    happyfeet (6b707a)

  72. Lovey is nothing if it isn’t passive-aggressive in every one of its comments.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  73. Chimperor/lovie is off her meds again.

    JD (86e892)

  74. BTW your daughter is pretty. But she looked sad in the picture. I am wondering why…..
    Could it be…..?…Nahhh!!!

    The Emperor (0c8c2c)

  75. You owe John apologies, chimperor/lovie.

    JD (86e892)

  76. @74
    I just figured out why you hate Obama so much. You are a pure-blooded racist, disguising himself as a church going Christian. You are no Christian and you know it. Your breed is fast heading for extinction, john tinycock….
    F*@king bigot!

    The Emperor (0c8c2c)

  77. @76
    Go f**k yourself, jd.

    The Emperor (0c8c2c)

  78. I am so pure-blooded I can trace my lineage back to Ireland (Irish were hated in the US, remember?), Mexico (Mexicans were and sometimes are hated in the US, remember?), American Indians (indians were hated in the US, remember?) and citizens of the Nation of Texas. And my soon-to-be-born grandchild will be able to trace its heritage back to the 1700s US and prior, to Rome (as a free black). So much for that racist meme. And, obviously, Lovey didn’t follow all seven of my links.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  79. Well, this can’t end well.

    Ag80 (d1363b)

  80. By the way, one of my sisters-in-law is a Czech national who spent part of her life behind the very real Iron Curtain. And, for those who didn’t follow all the links, an Iraqi national personally thanked my daughter for US presence in Iraq.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  81. Hey, Emperor? Want to tell me again how much clear thinking and fairness you bring to discussions? Nice showing in the thread above.

    Oh yeah, you are just responding to other people being mean to you.

    By cursing and acting like a jerk. Nice job!

    If you are so evolved and cool, why not show it by not responding in kind?

    But that isn’t your history, is it? But you could start today. And much as it pains you, you owe two different people apologies for bad language and very personal insults (about daughters, for example).

    Actually, you owe three people an apology for your classless and crude posts. DRJ has always been pleasant and polite (not the same thing) to you. And this is how you repay her?

    But I know: other people made you be rude and foul mouthed. Your own choices have nothing to do with it.

    You either have self-control, or you don’t. Which is it?

    Eric Blair (8484db)

  82. And JD and John, you did a good job of not responding in kind. Emperor did all the damage to her or his self by her or his own responses.

    I keep say “her or his” because I have never been clear on this subject with the poster.

    Independent of gender, the comments were waaay over the top. Again.

    Eric Blair (8484db)

  83. Actually, you owe three people an apology for your classless and crude posts. DRJ has always been pleasant and polite (not the same thing) to you. And this is how you repay her?
    There you go again, bringing up DRJ. Anyone can see the game you are playing. Pretending to be a peace maker yet sowing seeds of discord. I have an idea, don’t ya think that if truly DRJ felt I insulted her, she would confront me with it and ask for an apology. Which I would readily give if it is established that I did in fact insult her. But she hasn’t. But you keep acting like you really have her interest at heart while in truth you are using her to carry out your nefarious schemes. Shame on you Eric!

    The Emperor (1b037c)

  84. I don’t read every comment on every thread so don’t read my lack of response as approval or disapproval. Everyone should answer to their conscience, not me.

    DRJ (7fbae6)

  85. @85
    DRJ, you have been wonderful to me especially. Have I said anything you have read here that was a direct insult to you? Please let me know. I will immediately retract it and apologize. This is a matter of conscience to me.

    The Emperor (1b037c)

  86. Chimperor/lovie wrapped itself in glory in comments 70, 75, 77 & 78.

    JD (c0e41e)

  87. I don’t have time to look at this now, plus it’s Sunday. Can we save the argument for tomorrow?

    DRJ (7fbae6)

  88. “…Anyone can see the game you are playing..”

    Indeed. Anyone can see the game YOU are playing. Your language and statements last night—independent of DRJ’s involvement—were not exactly filled with glory, were they?

    Go back to defending Polanski, why don’t you? It’s ironic how apt you are with foul language and personal insults, yet are so willing to “forgive” Mr. Polanski.

    Again, you think you are poorly treated. So, by your own lights, why descend to that level? You do better with what you claim is your point of view—bringing fairness and civility (I believe you used words similar to those)—when you respond politely no matter what.

    But that isn’t why you post, of course. Or you would rise above your supposed poor treatment.

    What a waste of time it is to fence with you.

    Eric Blair (0b61b2)

  89. Hey, Lovey, I’m desperately sorry I put ground Monks’ Hood root in your tea yesterday. And I’m desperately sorry for putting ground Monks’ Hood stamens in your tea today. And I’m desperately sorry I’ll be putting ground Monks’ Hood petals in your tea tomorrow.

    I’m really sorry for all that, okay?

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)

  90. John Hitchcock,
    You certainly have a lot of stamen-a.

    Brother Bradley J. Fikes, C.O.R. (0ea407)

  91. Bradley, I did plant Monk’s Hood against my house a couple years ago. That, with all sorts of other flowering plants I wouldn’t suggest eating (300 various tulips, for example), can be found on my city lot.

    John Hitchcock (3fd153)


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