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(Pajamas Media)   "How can Obama win the Nobel Peace Prize on the same day that he's becoming the first POTUS to bomb the Moon?"   (pajamasmedia.com) divider line 162
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2009-10-09 10:43:48 AM
Fu*k the Moon. It's been up there for millions of years just... mooning us.

It's about damn time for a little payback.
 
2009-10-09 10:49:29 AM
I LOL'd at the headline.

+1
 
2009-10-09 11:22:06 AM
First that you know about.
 
2009-10-09 11:24:39 AM
First to bomb the moon? What about the nazi moonbase on the far side?
 
2009-10-09 11:24:40 AM
They bombed the moon in the 60s. And then Kissinger got a Nobel Peace prize.

Bombing the moon is your in, folks.
 
2009-10-09 11:37:09 AM
strathcona: First to bomb the moon? What about the nazi moonbase on the far side?

I'm pretty sure only a group of teenagers in a homemade ship could stop that.
 
2009-10-09 12:14:29 PM
i386.photobucket.com
 
2009-10-09 12:24:00 PM
"It's a peace prize, not a peace peace prize."

OK, that's pretty funny.
 
2009-10-09 12:25:11 PM
all kidding aside - what has Obama really done to earn a Nobel peace prize? Even Carter had a couple years of public works projects under his belt before he got his prize. Algore too, for that matter (plus he wrote a couple of half assed weird pseudo-science books along the way). But Obama hasn't really done anything yet. Other than manage to survive.
 
2009-10-09 12:30:39 PM
Weaver95: all kidding aside - what has Obama really done to earn a Nobel peace prize? Even Carter had a couple years of public works projects under his belt before he got his prize. Algore too, for that matter (plus he wrote a couple of half assed weird pseudo-science books along the way). But Obama hasn't really done anything yet. Other than manage to survive.

Agreed, they are really cheapening the NPP. It used to be given to people who actually did real work. Now it seems to be increasingly given out for political purposes.
 
2009-10-09 12:38:46 PM
scrapetv.com
first POTUS to bomb the Moon, subby

During the Apollo program, spent Saturn IV-B casing (third stage) was forced to crash on the Moon for seismic research.
 
2009-10-09 12:38:58 PM
Just by being an American president that went more than a few months without starting yet another stupid war in some third world shiathole for the benefit of a handful of rich assholes is enough to garner a peace prize in my book.
 
2009-10-09 12:44:12 PM
GurneyHalleck: Just by being an American president that went more than a few months without starting yet another stupid war in some third world shiathole for the benefit of a handful of rich assholes is enough to garner a peace prize in my book.


And here you told me moods were a thing for cattle and loveplay, not fighting.
 
2009-10-09 12:52:33 PM
Weaver95: all kidding aside - what has Obama really done to earn a Nobel peace prize? Even Carter had a couple years of public works projects under his belt before he got his prize. Algore too, for that matter (plus he wrote a couple of half assed weird pseudo-science books along the way). But Obama hasn't really done anything yet. Other than manage to survive.

Are you going to keep asking that in multiple threads, or are you finally going to go look at the reasons the committee gave in their damn press release?

Crosshair: Agreed, they are really cheapening the NPP. It used to be given to people who actually did real work. Now it seems to be increasingly given out for political purposes.

Bullshiat, it's always been political. You think farking Kissinger or Arafat deserved it more than Obama? Each has taken steps to actively work AGAINST international peace. The worst you can say about Obama is that he isn't done changing the things his predecessor put into place.
 
2009-10-09 01:07:00 PM
MacEnvy: Weaver95: all kidding aside - what has Obama really done to earn a Nobel peace prize? Even Carter had a couple years of public works projects under his belt before he got his prize. Algore too, for that matter (plus he wrote a couple of half assed weird pseudo-science books along the way). But Obama hasn't really done anything yet. Other than manage to survive.

Are you going to keep asking that in multiple threads, or are you finally going to go look at the reasons the committee gave in their damn press release?

Crosshair: Agreed, they are really cheapening the NPP. It used to be given to people who actually did real work. Now it seems to be increasingly given out for political purposes.

Bullshiat, it's always been political. You think farking Kissinger or Arafat deserved it more than Obama? Each has taken steps to actively work AGAINST international peace. The worst you can say about Obama is that he isn't done changing the things his predecessor put into place.


The NPP is more related to Associative thinking (^) than reality. Hey, I voted for the guy, but where's his "dynamite" success?
 
2009-10-09 01:09:44 PM
There's plenty of stuff we can bomb right here on Earth.

We're EARTHlings, let's blow up EARTH things.
 
2009-10-09 01:22:12 PM
She is a harsh mistress.
 
2009-10-09 01:40:02 PM
This was my Weeners upon hearing he won Peace Prize, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one.

We have the technology, the time is now.
 
2009-10-09 01:41:13 PM
Is this like an affirmative action thing?
 
2009-10-09 01:41:42 PM
Crosshair: Weaver95: all kidding aside - what has Obama really done to earn a Nobel peace prize? Even Carter had a couple years of public works projects under his belt before he got his prize. Algore too, for that matter (plus he wrote a couple of half assed weird pseudo-science books along the way). But Obama hasn't really done anything yet. Other than manage to survive.

Agreed, they are really cheapening the NPP. It used to be given to people who actually did real work. Now it seems to be increasingly given out for political purposes.


From Wiki: Unlike the other Nobel Prizes, which recognize completed scientific or literary accomplishment, the Nobel Peace Prize may be awarded to persons or organizations that are in the process of resolving a conflict or creating peace.


I'd say Obama has done just that merely by not being a gunboat diplomat like his predecessor.
 
2009-10-09 01:50:24 PM
norway hates the lunar confederacy and the moon men who make it up.
 
2009-10-09 01:54:37 PM
i132.photobucket.com

Where's Meatwad's prize?

That's right, moon.
 
2009-10-09 02:01:26 PM
GoDawgs!: norway hates the lunar confederacy and the moon men who make it up.

Steinbeck was a visionary.
 
2009-10-09 02:10:37 PM
Weaver95: all kidding aside - what has Obama really done to earn a Nobel peace prize?

Because after all, there's no other thread for this discussion, and Nobel Prize committee members have been known to post on Fark.
 
2009-10-09 02:14:29 PM
mcmuffin.co.uk
 
2009-10-09 02:30:27 PM
As legend has it, Tom Lehrer stopped doing satire when Kissinger won the Nobel Peace prize.

/not true
 
2009-10-09 02:58:53 PM
i253.photobucket.com
 
2009-10-09 03:15:51 PM
Unixfreak: Is this like an affirmative action thing?

MyRightWingdad.com is over there---->.

They will also get a real kick out of the picture of the turkey with tan lines.
 
2009-10-09 03:17:37 PM
Mobkey: strathcona: First to bomb the moon? What about the nazi moonbase on the far side?

I'm pretty sure only a group of teenagers in a homemade ship could stop that.


If my memory serves -- and it has been a bit balky lately -- that is the very first science fiction book I ever read. Was in fifth grade, and the little library-on-a-cart they brought around also had Space Cadet and Have Space Suit, Will Travel, which I immediately glommed up.
 
2009-10-09 03:27:38 PM
oldebayer: Mobkey: strathcona: First to bomb the moon? What about the nazi moonbase on the far side?

I'm pretty sure only a group of teenagers in a homemade ship could stop that.

If my memory serves -- and it has been a bit balky lately -- that is the very first science fiction book I ever read. Was in fifth grade, and the little library-on-a-cart they brought around also had Space Cadet and Have Space Suit, Will Travel, which I immediately glommed up.


Tunnel in the Sky for me.
 
2009-10-09 04:08:52 PM
Mobkey: strathcona: First to bomb the moon? What about the nazi moonbase on the far side?

I'm pretty sure only a group of teenagers
Andy Griffith in a homemade ship could stop that.

FTFY

I can't be the only one to remember "Salvage One"
 
2009-10-09 04:17:57 PM
Calmamity: Fu*k the Moon. It's been up there for millions of years just... mooning us.

It's about damn time for a little payback.


EARTHLINGS SHOULD BOMB EARTH THINGS!!!
 
2009-10-09 04:18:15 PM
Weaver95: all kidding aside - what has Obama really done to earn a Nobel peace prize? Even Carter had a couple years of public works projects under his belt before he got his prize. Algore too, for that matter (plus he wrote a couple of half assed weird pseudo-science books along the way). But Obama hasn't really done anything yet. Other than manage to survive.

No need to speculate. From the horse's mouth:

"Committee Chairman Thorbjørn Jagland said the prize often has been used to encourage laureates rather than reward them for their achievements.
'The committee wants to not only endorse but contribute to enhancing that kind of international policy and attitude which [Obama] stands for,' said Mr. Jagland, a former Norwegian prime minister, said at a news conference."

Personally, somebody named Thor's Bear can give me any prize he likes.

/not gay, get your minds out of the gutter
 
2009-10-09 04:18:38 PM
RocketRod: Hey, I voted for the guy, but where's his "dynamite" success?

i63.photobucket.com
 
2009-10-09 04:19:09 PM
DUH! He's a negroe! that trumps all.
 
2009-10-09 04:20:05 PM
mrshowrules: Calmamity: Fu*k the Moon. It's been up there for millions of years just... mooning us.

It's about damn time for a little payback.

EARTHLINGS SHOULD BOMB EARTH THINGS!!!


If that is the case, should people from Uranus bomb Uranus...things?
 
2009-10-09 04:22:37 PM
www.kalamu.com

Approves.
 
2009-10-09 04:22:59 PM
open.salon.com
open.salon.com
open.salon.com


GOP Butthurt Trifecta now complete.
 
2009-10-09 04:23:42 PM
Weaver95: all kidding aside - what has Obama really done to earn a Nobel peace prize? Even Carter had a couple years of public works projects under his belt before he got his prize. Algore too, for that matter (plus he wrote a couple of half assed weird pseudo-science books along the way). But Obama hasn't really done anything yet. Other than manage to survive.

I don't think he deserves it but here are some examples of how he may have deserved it.

- winning the Presidency as a black man with a muslim background on his father's side (helped the cause of racial intolerance around the world and gave hope to a generation of black kids)
- preventing the Republicans from winning the Presidency
- opening dialogue with hostile Nations
- re-opening non-nuclear proliferation talks
- passing a bill to close GITMO
- ending torture as a sanctionned practice of the US Government

You know, I'm starting to change my mind about this.
 
2009-10-09 04:26:42 PM
NASA creates controlled explosions on the lunar surface, causing a dust plume which can then be anylyzed by scientists.

Republicans: Obama bombed the moon!
 
2009-10-09 04:27:17 PM
SpectroBoy: GOP Butthurt Trifecta now complete.

Is that the only picture that you have? Are you FEMACamper?
 
2009-10-09 04:27:49 PM
slayer199: I LOL'd at the headline.

+1


My first thought was "Wow...some stupid bastard stole something I read on Fark and made it the headline of his article."

Followed quickly by, "Wow...stupid bastards at Fark linked to a half-assed blog again..."
 
2009-10-09 04:27:54 PM
imgur.com

Moon Alert! Defcon 1! Status RED!
 
2009-10-09 04:28:27 PM
what bombing the moon might look like

www.sacred-texts.com
 
2009-10-09 04:28:45 PM
vernonFL: NASA creates controlled explosions on the lunar surface, causing a dust plume which can then be anylyzed by scientists.

Republicans: Obama bombed shot the moon!


/that's what I woulda said if I were them.....
 
2009-10-09 04:29:15 PM
I dunno about you, but if I were bombing the Moon, i'd put that shiat on my resume. Damn straight I'd be proud of it
 
2009-10-09 04:30:09 PM
Breaking News from the Moon: Surface impact reveals higher levels of republican butthurt than previously thought to exist.
 
2009-10-09 04:32:44 PM
He pushed for an extension to the Patriot Act, which made it out of committee yesterday. Now Patiot Act goodness will last util 2013.

I didn't think the Europeans cared so much about peace within America. Touching.
 
2009-10-09 04:34:18 PM
Weaver95 2009-10-09 12:25:11 PM all kidding aside - what has Obama really done to earn a Nobel peace prize? Even Carter had a couple years of public works projects under his belt before he got his prize. Algore too, for that matter (plus he wrote a couple of half assed weird pseudo-science books along the way). But Obama hasn't really done anything yet. Other than manage to survive.
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Not being George Bush, really. Promoting peace in Israel, getting ready to withdraw from Iraq, loving his allies, stopping torture, closing guantanamo... nothing has been finished. And I imagine most won't be for many years.

The idea is to promote the peace. Even if he fails at all of them, trying as hard as you can is what counts.

/Course, wtf he did before Feb 1 that warranted it, I don't know.
//But he's certainly done stuff since then.
 
2009-10-09 04:35:17 PM
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