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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Oh, for pity's sake!

Al Gore's been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize... for bringing the world's attention to global warming.


Folks, the world's getting warmer. It's a fact.

We may be contributing to that, or even causing it; it's possible. Cut down enough rainforest and pump enough greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and there's probably a brink beyond which the world gets hotter.

And Senator Gore has unquestionably brought a lot of people's attention to those facts, along with his own assumption that we're causing the global warming. So, hey. Good for him.

But what on Gawd's Green Earth has that got to do with the Nobel Peace Prize?!?

Proof positive that the Nobel Prize is, and has always been, a politically-motivated prize with little real meaning.

Mahatma Gandhi didn't win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Woodrow Wilson didn't win the Nobel Peace Prize.
But terrorist Yasser Arafat won the frickin' prize.

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At Thursday, February 01, 2007 3:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lot's of people can nominate someone to the Nobel Peace Prize. In this case it seems to be two fringe politicians who got the bright idea.
The real question is whether he will get it, and given the way it has become so politically motivated over the years, as a way to "send a message", I really wish I could say it won't happen, but...

The winner is picked by some members of the norwegian parliament, and being politicians they can decide pretty much anything...

But the weirder they get with their decisions, the less people will pay attention to it, and see it for what it's become, a political announcement.

At Thursday, February 01, 2007 11:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In counterbalance, Rush Limbaugh was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize today as well.

I think I'll form a committee and nominate Daisy the Yellow Labrador next year. Her lecture won't be much, but she'd be very generous with the prize winnings.


At Thursday, February 01, 2007 11:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah..I almost warming is so bad it snowed again all across NTX today...and will again before dawn. I saw it on the Innernets, too. Riiiight.


At Friday, February 02, 2007 2:22:00 AM, Blogger Strings said...

wait a sec: being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize actually MEANS something? Damn... I missed that memo!

Now, if someone would nominate me for the Nobel Piece Prize... ;)

At Friday, February 02, 2007 4:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah-- he really should have won for inventing the internet. ;)


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