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2013-10-02 11:51:16 AM
As I've said this in the past and will probably continue to in the the future:

The Nobel Prize nominations are open to just about any of thousands of public intellectuals, academics, government officials and institutional officials around the world. They are free to nominate just about anyone they want - there is no limit to who they can nominate. Some nominate their own mothers. Hitler has been nominated in 1939 and Stalin was nominated in 1945 and 1948.

The fact that you were nominated at this stage means absolutely nothing. Nominations are broad and are available to all. Only when you actually get considered by the Nobel Committee that it means something.
 
2013-10-02 12:17:20 PM
Kinda surprised they didn't mention his crusade against the gays
 
2013-10-02 01:00:32 PM
Thanks, RexTalionis, now I've got a rant bottled up and you've already said it all.
 
2013-10-02 01:08:42 PM
Thanks to  RexTalionis, the thread is over.  Everyone go home!
 
2013-10-02 01:10:37 PM
The Nobel committee has just been f*cking with us for a long time now.
 
2013-10-02 01:11:10 PM
Yeah, but Obama, won one without justification.  Even people who like Obama think it was a dumb idea.
 
2013-10-02 01:11:32 PM
More deserving than a certain community organizer from Chicago anyway.
 
2013-10-02 01:13:45 PM
Her?

i28.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-02 01:14:27 PM

RexTalionis: The fact that you were nominated at this stage means absolutely nothing. Nominations are broad and are available to all. Only when you actually get considered by the Nobel Committee that it means something.


Henry Kissinger and Yasser Arafat both agree that its tots awesome!
 
2013-10-02 01:15:26 PM
Worse people have been awarded.
 
2013-10-02 01:15:32 PM

ts1.mm.bing.net

This guy
 
2013-10-02 01:17:04 PM
I hope he wears a shirt when he excepts the award.

latimesblogs.latimes.com
 
2013-10-02 01:17:12 PM

EdNortonsTwin: [ts1.mm.bing.net image 292x300]This guy


That picture was good because I was blue and I didn't know where to go to.  Now I can go where fashion sits...
 
2013-10-02 01:17:37 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
This deserves a double facepalm
 
2013-10-02 01:18:22 PM
So I can't nominate Darth Cheney?
 
2013-10-02 01:18:30 PM
They're just putin us on

/meh
 
2013-10-02 01:20:40 PM

ikanreed: Yeah, but Obama, won one without justification.  Even people who like Obama think it was a dumb idea.


True, but I always saw that as a symbolic nomination and award to the entire American people for electing somebody who was not a Republican, ushering in a new time of peace.

Ha, sure fooled them.
 
2013-10-02 01:20:54 PM

RexTalionis: As I've said this in the past and will probably continue to in the the future:

The Nobel Prize nominations are open to just about any of thousands of public intellectuals, academics, government officials and institutional officials around the world. They are free to nominate just about anyone they want - there is no limit to who they can nominate. Some nominate their own mothers. Hitler has been nominated in 1939 and Stalin was nominated in 1945 and 1948.

The fact that you were nominated at this stage means absolutely nothing. Nominations are broad and are available to all. Only when you actually get considered by the Nobel Committee that it means something.


...and Gandhi never won one (thanks, Winston Churchhill!)
 
2013-10-02 01:21:17 PM

uncleacid: I hope he wears a shirt when he excepts the award.

[latimesblogs.latimes.com image 200x339]


Accept he's probably not going to win
 
2013-10-02 01:21:50 PM

jonas opines: ikanreed: Yeah, but Obama, won one without justification.  Even people who like Obama think it was a dumb idea.

True, but I always saw that as a symbolic nomination and award to the entire American people for electing somebody who was not a Republican, ushering in a new time of peace.

Ha, sure fooled them.


Well, we've started fewer wars, marginally.
 
2013-10-02 01:22:55 PM
heck, known terrorists have won a peace prize.
but hear me out on this
he used the unspoken might of his country to make the white house back down from dropping bombs into a city
and possibly sending in men to kill other men in the streets

hmmmmm
 
2013-10-02 01:24:36 PM

RexTalionis: The fact that you were nominated at this stage means absolutely nothing. Nominations are broad and are available to all. Only when you actually get considered by the Nobel Committee that it means something.


Sure, but it's not like they have a spotless record on picking winner either. Plenty of people overlooked and plenty of WTF? winners.
 
2013-10-02 01:25:06 PM
if he wins, he can keep it next to his Super Bowl ring.
 
2013-10-02 01:29:06 PM

RexTalionis: As I've said this in the past and will probably continue to in the the future:

The Nobel Prize nominations are open to just about any of thousands of public intellectuals, academics, government officials and institutional officials around the world. They are free to nominate just about anyone they want - there is no limit to who they can nominate. Some nominate their own mothers. Hitler has been nominated in 1939 and Stalin was nominated in 1945 and 1948.

The fact that you were nominated at this stage means absolutely nothing. Nominations are broad and are available to all. Only when you actually get considered by the Nobel Committee that it means something.


But Fark needs content so...
 
2013-10-02 01:29:20 PM
If Obama can win the Nobel Peace Prize the standards are pretty low. Why not Putin?
 
2013-10-02 01:30:15 PM
He did help to, at least temporarily, stop a war.
 
2013-10-02 01:38:40 PM
We should take backing of Russian Sinatra seriously
 
2013-10-02 01:41:21 PM
I keep waiting for an Onion article detailing how Putin leads the polls to be the GOP nominee for US President.  Maybe I missed it..
 
2013-10-02 01:51:55 PM

abfalter: EdNortonsTwin: [ts1.mm.bing.net image 292x300]This guy

That picture was good because I was blue and I didn't know where to go to.  Now I can go where fashion sits...


super duper
 
2013-10-02 01:52:02 PM

scottydoesntknow: Kinda surprised they didn't mention his crusade against the gays


Or his support for the Pussy Riot sentences, or the persecution of Greenpeace protesters for piracy, or his continuing arms sales to war-torn African nations (let alone Syria), or the arrest and imprisonment of political rivals on "corruption" charges, . . . the list goes on and on.
 
2013-10-02 01:54:42 PM

caddisfly: scottydoesntknow: Kinda surprised they didn't mention his crusade against the gays

Or his support for the Pussy Riot sentences, or the persecution of Greenpeace protesters for piracy, or his continuing arms sales to war-torn African nations (let alone Syria), or the arrest and imprisonment of political rivals on "corruption" charges, . . . the list goes on and on.


All Bad Stuff certainly, but nothing that appears to have ever disqualified anyone else.

/this prize is a little pants.
//I need to hurry up and make something of my life so I can turn one down.
 
Boe
2013-10-02 01:56:40 PM

EdNortonsTwin: [ts1.mm.bing.net image 292x300]This guy


+1 I lol'd
 
2013-10-02 02:03:48 PM
This is some new definition of 'peace' of which I am not familiar.
/newspeak
 
2013-10-02 02:03:53 PM
Just who are the asswads that do the nom...nom...nominating?  Al frickin' Queada?
 
2013-10-02 02:08:09 PM
Hey, why not?  The Noble Peacey Prizes are about as meaningful as the Academy Awards.  Let Putin have one to put on the shelf.
 
2013-10-02 02:15:41 PM
In chemistry and physics they tend to get it right, honoring people whose contributions were correct and will remain insightful. Economics and peace it's mostly wrong.
 
2013-10-02 02:16:38 PM
I am just going to have to nominate him for the IgNobel to balance out the Nobel Prize the way a Razzie balances out an Oscar*. Be back in a sec.

Done. I nominated Obama as well, for good measure. Hope he manages to prevent a nuclear war with Iran and Congress and Syria and Sarah Palin.

*If I recall correctly, Sandra Bullock won both and was the first person to win both in the same year (and possibly for the same role), as is Halle Berry, who has also won both and unlike most people, had the good manners and taste to show up to accept the awards. She's a real sport and I must watch Catwoman some day, the movie which earned her the Golden Raspberry.

Six dual winners:

Sir Laurence Oliver
Kevin Costner
Liza Minelli
Robeto Begnini
Halle Berry
Sandra Bullock

Bless them all. I can't think of a better group to be so honoured.
 
2013-10-02 02:17:34 PM
Sorry. Sir Laurence Olivier. Typo.
 
2013-10-02 02:23:50 PM
The Chocolate Jesus wins another one?
 
2013-10-02 02:25:01 PM
Well, he DID stop one of their previous prize winners from blowing up Syria.
 
2013-10-02 02:30:15 PM

wildcardjack: In chemistry and physics they tend to get it right, honoring people whose contributions were correct and will remain insightful. Economics and peace it's mostly wrong.


Kinda agree, but I think it's long past time that they had a prize for biochemistry. Its a distinct field which is important enough that it deserves independent recognition. Also, they keep getting their biological peanut butter in my chemical chocolate.

/Damn you ribosomes!
 
2013-10-02 03:38:36 PM
Wow, I didn't even know he was a Democrat.
 
2013-10-02 03:55:50 PM
Rex sucks, stealing all the thunder from a kablooey thread
 
2013-10-02 04:17:16 PM
Putin or Manning, it's just not working out the way Obama wants it, is it?
 farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-10-02 04:25:30 PM

RexTalionis: Only when you actually get considered by the Nobel Committee that it means something.


Then when Barack Obama, Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin all win Nobel Peace prizes you know it don't mean anything.
 
2013-10-02 06:52:42 PM
All that shiat is run by Communists anyway. Hardly unexpected.
 
2013-10-02 08:41:21 PM
This crap again?
 
2013-10-02 10:05:35 PM
He may be a borderline dictator with no respect for individual rights, but you know what? He also really did make a substantial contribution to world peace, and that means he deserves the Nobel far more than a lot of people who have won it before. Also, nothing he has done is objectively worse than drone strikes on funerals or killing 100,000+ people in a war based on a blatant lie, so criticisms from America and its people are never likely to have any importance to anyone outside of America, however factually accurate or cogent they might be. That is George W. Bush's legacy, and it will forever taint Obama as well.
 
2013-10-02 10:16:33 PM
At least he made the trains run on time.
 
2013-10-03 12:59:09 AM
Well given it's long officially a joke at this point, sure, give it to Putin. He can put it right next to his Super Bowl ring.
 
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