February 1st, 2007

Al Gore nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.

Now, I am not saying I agree with this nomination..but it has been made, so don’t shoot the messenger folks!

Two Norwegians have nominated Al. One is a Conservative, one a Socialist. I have always thought Global warming shouldn’t be a partisan issue, so for me..its nice that two people at opposite ends of the political spectrum came together to do this. For a read on who and why you can check out this MSNBC writeup.

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  1. SteveIL Says :

    Don’t worry Dusty.  I won’t shoot the messenger.

    But I’m laughing my ass off.

    The Nobel Peace Prize.  Given to those who look like they’re promoting peace, even if they’re terrorists.

    2005 - Mohammed El Baradei; he writes the best rebukes but stands up to no one.

    2002 - Jimmy Carter; big-mouth old windbag who should be sued by the entire population of Israel for libel and slander 

    2001 - Kofi Annan; the best friend of genocidal maniacs everywhere

    1994 - Yasser Arafat; terrorist extraordinaire and most responsible for the plight of his own people

    If Gore wins, maybe he’ll have enough campaign money to run for President!!!  Man, this is just too, too funny. 


  2. Dusty Says :

    I found it rather odd that he was nominated for a “Peace” prize. Global warming isn’t a war last time I checked, but it is an important issue that Al did bring to the forefront. I think they should rename the award if they continue to give it to people who have nothing to do w/promoting peace.

    Last years winner was also an environmental kinda guy. “In 2004, the Nobel Peace Prize went to Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, which Brende said shows the award committee’s focus on ecological problems as a source of conflict.” - Evidently Al isn’t the first environmentalist nominated.

    As for your description of Carter, I have read several Jewish writers lately who back up many of the contentions in his book. LIke this one here. Another writer ,although not Jewish,takes Carter to task, but validates the main contention in his book, namely that Israel does practice apartheid:

    In any case, the media storm in the United States over Carter’s use of the word apartheid remains difficult to understand since Israelis themselves have long used the word to describe Israeli policy in the Occupied Territory. This helps explains why the book has drawn so little attention in Israel. As one example, Shulamit Aloni, a former education minister under Yitzhak Rabin, in early January 2007 published an article, “Yes, There is Apartheid in Israel,” in which she candidly acknowledged “the government of Israel practices a brutal form of Apartheid in the territory it occupies. Its army has turned every Palestinian village and town into a fenced-in, or blocked-in, detention camp.”

    This post isn’t about Carter, so I hope this is the end of this discussion on this post SteveIL..or feel free to start your own diary on the subject so we could perhaps discuss it in depth. 


  3. SteveIL Says :

    Again, don’t worry Dusty.  I’ve said all I want to say on this post regarding Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, or what’s become of the Nobel “Peace” Prize.


  4. Dusty Says :

    SteveIL..when ARE you going to write up a post? Your a good writer, you make your points very well and it would be nice to discuss a topic you feel strongly about. We need more conservative’s posting over here.


  5. SteveIL Says :

    Well thank you.  I appreciate it.  And you’re a very good writer as well, and tough as nails.  I had registered but forgot my userid and password, and was too lazy to get it reset.  I’ll do that and maybe pull one of my recent posts on my blog over here.

     


  6. Dusty Says :

    See, when I write something I think is good, and would get a good discussion going..I just cross post it over here.. we get more dialog here than on personal blogs..thats why I love BIO..I do love the give and take Steve..great, I look forward to it. :)

    Have a good evening..my meds are kicking in, gotta lay down. 


  7. Craig R. Harmon Says :

    Gore hasn’t got a chance, not with this guy nominated!  :^)


  8. Craig R. Harmon Says :

    Waiting for heads to begin exploding around here…


  9. SteveIL Says :

    You’re killin’ me, Craig!  Just killin’ me!!!            :o )


  10. Craig R. Harmon Says :

    Breathe, my man, breath!


  11. Lazy Iguana Says :

    Uhhhh….maybe a Nobel Prize for “best actor / narrator in a documentary” would be more appropriate? 

    Hell I ought to be nominated for the Peace Prize. I am once peaceful dude. Like Ghandi, only not from India. And not bald. And no beef with the British Empire.

    Actually not like Ghandi at all.
     


  12. ken grandlund Says :

    Well Craig, that looks to me to be more like a publicity stunt from the Landmark Legal Foundation (aka The Ronald Reagan Legal Center), and here’s why…

    According to the Nobel Peace Prize committee, nominations are only accepted from the following:

    The right to submit proposals for the Nobel Peace Prize, based on the principle of competence and universality, shall by statute be enjoyed by:

    1.

    Members of national assemblies and governments of states;

    2.

    Members of international courts;

    3.

    University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology; directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes;

    4.

    Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;

    5.

    Board members of organizations who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;

    6.

    Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (proposals by members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after February 1) and

    7.

    Former advisers appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Institute.

     

    Since the Landmark Legal Foundation doesn’t appear to fit into any of those categories, it would seem that Rush is not actually ‘in the running.’ Thus, no exploding heads here.


  13. Craig R. Harmon Says :

    Ken,

    What? I can’t make a funny? 


  14. ken grandlund Says :

    Sure you can. You just can’t expect me to recognize them every time. (By no fault of your own, I may add.)


  15. Craig R. Harmon Says :

    Well, I did add a smiley face.


  16. Dusty Says :

    Actually gents..Keith Olbermann already discounted the story of Rushie being nominated..too bad you don’t watch Countdown..:P


  17. Paul Merda Says :

    funny stuff Craig….


  18. Jet Netwal Says :

    Craig and SteveIL watch Olbermann? Now THAT would generate some exploding heads. :-D



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