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2003-02-19 11:36:09 AM  
You mean U2 still makes albums?
2003-02-19 11:40:10 AM  
If they give it to him, will he finally shut the fark up? No, of course not. Sigh.
2003-02-19 12:00:02 PM  
What about Sean Penn? He stopped the US/Iraqi war!
2003-02-19 12:24:08 PM  
First, Arafat, a terrorist and criminal. Then, Jimmy Carter, an idiot who aided the North Korea nuclear program. Now, possibly Bono, a rock star?

The Nobel Peace Prize is now little more than a mockery of dignified international relations.

I suppose I might be eligible for it. After all, I'm a pro at mediating the battles between my seven and eight year old daughters.

Nah, nevermind, I don't want it. It's worthless.
2003-02-19 01:02:48 PM  
Arafat, Peres, Rabin, d Klerk, Kissinger have wond. When you look a past winners, Bono comes off as a good candidate.
2003-02-19 01:23:57 PM  
Haha, Bono.

"The injoostice"
2003-02-19 01:36:46 PM  
Bono knows a lot about conflicts. He's from Ireland where there's tyrany and fighting and guns and bombs and fighting and tyrany and guns and bombs and guns and tyrany and bombs and.....

Sudie C'mon - give Jimmy a break. Regan did more to undermine our future with his shady deals than Mr. Peanut did. Besides, Carter is a man of integrity. He's always demonstrated his character in his deeds - not just words. He's probably the most sincere and moral president of our time (well, MY time anyway.)
2003-02-19 02:12:36 PM  
I love U2's music and I think he's trying to do good positive things but he needs to pick a cause and stick with it and actually do something to fix it!! Anyone with a finger can point and say "Hey look over there that's really messed up someone should do something about it."

Did he fix the AIDS problem? NO! He just went over there and said, "Hey wow look at all these people with AIDS man"

Did he fix the conflict in Northern Ireland NO! He had some top political people shake hands at one of his concerts but that's it there was no major treaty signed or anything.

Did he help developing Nations? NO! He just talked. I could have did that!
2003-02-19 02:29:09 PM  
Bump, yes, Jimmy Carter has a very big heart, but he needs to stick to building homes for Habitat for Humanity and stay the hell out of foreign policy. His little visit to Cuba and his kissing up to Castro is more recent proof of what a sucker he is.

Was your misspelling of Reagan intentional? Brings to mind The Exorcist.
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I saw that movie again last night. Still scares the crap out of me.
2003-02-19 02:36:01 PM  
But he sings "Beat on the Brat" on the Ramones tribute! How is that peaceful?
2003-02-19 02:36:29 PM  
Nobel Peace Prize?!?! They never consulted me on this. Everytime I hear their music I start punching myself in the face. That, my friends, is not peaceful.
2003-02-19 02:36:35 PM  
And I thought the Grammy was a meaningless award...
2003-02-19 02:37:26 PM  
Sonny Bono deserves the peace prize for putting up
with that floozie Cher.
2003-02-19 02:38:16 PM  
oh here we go again... I love U2. Dah, i'm not even going to respond to the asshats who don't like em.

2003-02-19 02:38:27 PM  
yet more proof the entertainment industry is taking over the planet...
2003-02-19 02:38:39 PM  
Bono is the bandwagon leader

he is an a-hole

he preaches non-conformity then praises the US govt.

WTF Bono? Pick a path and stick to it...this isn't musical freeking chairs

2003-02-19 02:38:44 PM  
Gee, I didn't know there was an "asshat" category. Just goes to show how the human race is dumbing itself down...........
2003-02-19 02:38:46 PM  
Why dont we nominate bin laden for it, hell besides this being a worthless award, he's "just trying to bring about one peaceful world under islam"

I'm still convenced hell froze over last week
2003-02-19 02:38:46 PM  
Henry Rollins will explode when he hears this.
2003-02-19 02:39:19 PM  
George_Hussein That's getting on my nerves.
2003-02-19 02:39:32 PM  
i'm deathly afraid that giving such a prestigious award to someone so self important and pretentious will only add fuel to his fire. it's one thing to want to make a difference in the world, it's another to build a career and a public persona on such pompous soapboxing. who's next? rage against the machine?
2003-02-19 02:39:33 PM  
why doesn't he just shut the fark up. I am so tired of hearing famous people preach to me. It makes me sick. You are (were) popular because of your music, not because you are Ghandi or somebody else. Go away.
2003-02-19 02:39:34 PM  
Sudie You said 'dignified' and 'international relations' in the same sentence huh huh.
2003-02-19 02:40:04 PM  
I am deeply offended by this.

U2's last album was really good.
2003-02-19 02:41:00 PM  
Spin359 is right...bin had the world (most of it) come together for 2 weeks after 9/11.
2003-02-19 02:41:01 PM  
In related news, Bono wins the Nobel Peace-of-shiat prize BECAUSE of last few U2 albums.
2003-02-19 02:41:21 PM  
I wouldn't want to share an honor that Henry Kissinger has been awarded.
2003-02-19 02:41:40 PM  
I nominate Bono for the "Least annoying of the five most activist celebrities, but still damn annoying" prize.
2003-02-19 02:41:42 PM  

"Haha, Bono.

'The injoostice'"

I can't stop laughing.
2003-02-19 02:41:51 PM  
In other news:

-- Brittney Spears has been nominated for the nobel prize for Chemistry.
-- Carrottop has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics. Stephen Hawking Surrenders.
2003-02-19 02:41:58 PM  
If I were in the running for the peace prize against Bono, I'd send all the voters the 'Zooropa' cd.

Advantage: Casaguapo.
2003-02-19 02:42:00 PM  
I would like to nominate myself for the nobel peace prize in recognition of my efforts to not kill too many people.
2003-02-19 02:42:10 PM  

*Alfred Nobel was a Swede, not a Norwegian, the reason why the peace price is awarded in Oslo is one of his mistresses was Norwegian, and that Norway back then was a part of Sweden, although the Norwegians didn't like it, Nobel thought that awarding the peace prize in Oslo would be a good signal for kept peace between the 2 countries (in 1905 Norway was declared free from Sweden)

*The nominations can be made by practically anyone, which means that practically everyone can get nominated, last year George W Bush was for example...
2003-02-19 02:42:30 PM  
GEORGE FARKING RYAN?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

No, no, no, no, no, no, NO!!!!!

- Chicago Farker.
2003-02-19 02:42:39 PM  

"who's next? rage against the machine?"

Doubt it. Zach de la Rocha drives a Ford Explorer.
2003-02-19 02:42:44 PM  
jocko, their "last" album would have been really good if it was in fact their last album ever, just liken i'm sure the last 5 minutes of kangaroo jack are probably a great 5 minutes for the viewer that know's it's almost over.
2003-02-19 02:44:27 PM  
So, does this mean that the Nobel Committee can get retroactive and give Peace Prizes to Band-Aid and everyone who sang on "We Are The World?"

I was just saying yesterday that Bono needs another reason to think highly of himself.
2003-02-19 02:44:29 PM  
Sonny Bono?
2003-02-19 02:44:45 PM  
casaguapo? handsome house?
2003-02-19 02:45:45 PM  

2003-02-19 02:46:01 PM  
millay? wouldn't driving a ford explorer be supporting american greed and gluttony? oh-no! someone call hard copy!
2003-02-19 02:46:30 PM  
Am I buggin you?
I didn't mean ta bug ya.
2003-02-19 02:47:08 PM  
ChewbaccaJones - Britney's nomination will most likely come in semiconductor physics.

Bono? Go back to playing rebel songs.
2003-02-19 02:47:31 PM  
If Jimmy Carter can get one, why not Bozo?

2003-02-19 02:47:35 PM  
I nominate Sting in recognition for his efforts in rescuing poor Timmy O'Toole from that well. poor kid.
2003-02-19 02:47:40 PM  
k, that thing i said about u2's albums was harsh, but they've really gone downhill since the joshua tree.
2003-02-19 02:49:13 PM  
Bono is an asshat that lives on The Edge.

Can't write, can't sing, can whine. Give that "man" the Nobel prize.
2003-02-19 02:49:15 PM  
After the Nobel committe decided to send a political message to President Bush by giving the award to President Carter last year I could not give a rip who they give it to.
2003-02-19 02:50:19 PM  
Don't forget that asshat Alan Jackson who sang "Where were you when the world stopped turning?" (for Daddy Gene)
2003-02-19 02:50:57 PM  
bob geldof is the greatest living irishman and deserves this a lot more than this nonce

bono is not fit to polish his c*ck

but at least he's giving out positive energy
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