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Worst. Prize. Ever.
Foreign Policy [Washington, DC], by Alex Massie

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/12/2012 9:30:36 PM

Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union Friday, former Norwegian Prime Minister Thorbjorn Jagland, the hapless award committee chairman, said: "We want to focus on what has been achieved in Europe in terms of peace and reconciliation.… It is a message to Europe to secure what they have achieved … and not let the continent go into disintegration again because it means the emergence of extremism and nationalism." A prize, in other words, awarded for future efforts as much as past achievements. And so the descent of the Nobel Peace Prize into parody or, failing that, pastiche continues.

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Just like 0bama: it's for what they believe the EU will do. Exactly what did this year's award have to do with peace? What did 0bama's award and algore's have to do with peace either? So what is the theme that ties these recent awards together? It would be more obvious is they renamed it the ''Closet Marxist Award.'' Come on out guys, we know you're in there.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 6079 Smith, W, 10/12/2012 9:40:08 PM     (No. 8929393)

I guess they wanted to give the EU the award while the EU still existed. This must really irk Billy Boy Clinton.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: reddfroge, 10/12/2012 9:43:21 PM     (No. 8929399)

Mr.Nobel must be 'spinning' in his grave.
The father of dynamite.
Obama got the award for, really, because he was 'black'...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ramona, 10/12/2012 9:47:14 PM     (No. 8929400)

The world is upside down.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/12/2012 9:48:33 PM     (No. 8929402)

Well, now they will have to outdo themselves in stupidity next year and with an idiocy like this they are running out of candidates.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northcross, 10/12/2012 10:02:00 PM     (No. 8929422)

Taking a firm stand against nationalism, and therefore in favor of a unified world socialist government. Biblical students of prophecy take notice.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shepsmum, 10/12/2012 10:09:35 PM     (No. 8929430)

Not the worst...how about Arafat, Rigoberta Menchu, the IPCC, Obama, Jimmy Carter....all worse. But this one is bad.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: planetgeo, 10/12/2012 10:36:06 PM     (No. 8929468)

No, really, it's the Nobel Peace Bribe now. As in, we'll give you a million bucks if you really, really promise to do the things we want you to do in the future.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PilarOSalt, 10/12/2012 11:13:52 PM     (No. 8929497)

Second. Worst.
....Pilar

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MickTurn, 10/13/2012 12:22:57 AM     (No. 8929546)

We'll see how true these slugs are to their utopian words...the entire award's cash should go into their fund to bail out the ones that can't seem to contain their greed. One awaits them to divvy up the spoils and run for the hills...until they run out of other peoples money and come back to loot the treasuries of everyone else.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JAN, 10/13/2012 2:55:56 AM     (No. 8929627)

#1 you are so right.

Only good thing about this prize was that bubba is now crying in his beer.

Dissed by Obama and now this too!!!!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Yephora, 10/13/2012 4:27:52 AM     (No. 8929670)

The Left's soiled hands have turned this into The Ignoble Prize.


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Reply 12 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 10/13/2012 4:37:08 AM     (No. 8929675)

So who gets the Nobel prize money?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: FunOne, 10/13/2012 7:24:08 AM     (No. 8929779)

In 1990, the process of awarding the Nobel Peace Prize was tainted when Mikhail Gorbachev was selected. Instead of honoring Ronald Reagan for winning the cold war, they awarded it to Gorbachev for losing it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: sgtfox of the jarhead clan, 10/13/2012 8:50:54 AM     (No. 8929931)

Can I get one of those prizes with a happy meal ?

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