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    Quote Originally Posted by badbullgator View Post
    But should the president be taking a 1.4M bonus when he is all about limiting what others can make??? After all that is a million more than his base salary.
    Well, it seems he has two choices. He can give it away to charity in which case he's a socialist, or he can keep it and pay taxes on it in which case he's a crook. Personally, I think he should sign it over to the IRS since it is obviously compensation for his work as President and we are the guys paying his salary. Would he still have to pay taxes on it if he gave the check to the government?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmylabs23139 View Post
    The fool was nominated 2 weeks after he took the oath. What this has done is make a joke out of the Nobel Peace Prize. The man had not done anything at the time of nominations to earn the prize. I don't think he has done anything to date, but that is another matter.
    I think that actually happened in 1994 when they gave the Nobel Peace Prize to Yassar Arafat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    Does anyone know who else was in contention?
    I probably could throw in some affirmative action nonsense here, of course I would then run the risk of being branded as racialy insensitive, which I probably am.
    Anyway, I can't help but think the fix was in on this one from the start. We can all feel very good about ourselves now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dnf777 View Post
    I found it interesting that the "liberal media" has been very honest in its assessment. Almost unamimously, people, reporters are questioning this award. Kind of dispels some of the "liberal media" hype.

    I think the CLEAR winner should have been George W. Bush. His leaving Washington DC was the greatest stride towards peace I can think of!!
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    This award is a big change from someone like Norman Borlaug's Award for the Green Revlution. His improvement to wheat varietys are credited for keeping billions from starving. Norman died in September at the age of 95.
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    It's gonna be tough to approve sending in 40,000 more troups to Afgan after earing such an award
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    Quote Originally Posted by ducknwork View Post
    And some on the left (you) won't critcize anything that he has anything to do with. Even this ridiculous award.
    In my post did I not say that he has not really done anything yet?

    I will save any negative comments when he gets a couple of years into his term. I prefer to give Obama some time to sort things out because he is trying to dig his way out of the mess the last administration left him with. When Bush took over the Presidency in 2001, he came in with a clean slate. Not so with Obama.

    And no, I do not think he deserves the recognition for the Nobel Peace Prize because he has not brought peace to any Country yet.

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    I hardly ever post any more, but I just had to read this thread today. I am sorry, but the Nobel USED TO mean something. But it has been down hill for a long, long time. It went from Gandhi and Mother Teresa to Yasar Arafat and Barack Obama in about 65 years. I could go to a soup kitchen or battered women's shelter in any town in this country and find someone who has done VASTLY more to bring peace to this God forsaken world than Mr. Obama. Those peoples vision might actually inspire us all... Mr. Obama's, I am sorry to say, doesn't come close to measuring up (IMHO).

    If I am not mistaken, I believe the VOTING for this award, not just nominations, took place in February, some 11 days after the inauguration. 11 days! Mr. Obama didn't even know where the bathrooms were in the White House by that time! The committee, AND Mr. Obama should be ashamed and embarrassed. After all, the Nobel committee is from Norway, one of the WONDERFUL European countries Mr. Obama and Ms. Pelosi want to remake America after. And this is the kind of form over substance, political BS that will soon reign supreme in their "Brave New World". More so than it already is.

    Sorry for the blast. I know I don't post much, so thank you for the opportunity to vent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Perry View Post
    When Bush took over the Presidency in 2001, he came in with a clean slate.

    I know this thread is about the Nobel Prize, but I am sorry I have to challenge this statement..... I am not sure what you are talking about, but things were not all that great at the end of the Clinton era, so a "Clean Slate"? I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad H View Post
    I hardly ever post any more, but I just had to read this thread today. I am sorry, but the Nobel USED TO mean something. But it has been down hill for a long, long time. It went from Gandhi and Mother Teresa to Yasar Arafat and Barack Obama in about 65 years. I could go to a soup kitchen or battered women's shelter in any town in this country and find someone who has done VASTLY more to bring peace to this God forsaken world than Mr. Obama. Those peoples vision might actually inspire us all... Mr. Obama's, I am sorry to say, doesn't come close to measuring up (IMHO).

    If I am not mistaken, I believe the VOTING for this award, not just nominations, took place in February, some 11 days after the inauguration. 11 days! Mr. Obama didn't even know where the bathrooms were in the White House by that time! The committee, AND Mr. Obama should be ashamed and embarrassed. After all, the Nobel committee is from Norway, one of the WONDERFUL European countries Mr. Obama and Ms. Pelosi want to remake America after. And this is the kind of form over substance, political BS that will soon reign supreme in their "Brave New World". More so than it already is.

    Sorry for the blast. I know I don't post much, so thank you for the opportunity to vent.

    Chad
    Actually, the voting happened in October. The fact that Obama was one of more than 200 people nominated does not mean very much. There are many thousands of people eligible to submit nominations. As I noted before, I am surprised at his selection, but I still would have loved to see Sarcozy's face since I'm sure he was hoping to be named for his work with Georgia and Russia. First Sarcozy and his beautiful, sexy wife get upstaged by Berlusconi and his affairs with 17 year old girls, and now Boy Scout Obama steals the Nobel Prize. It's been a tough year for France.

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