OH MY STARS, it’s in my reach! The Nobel Prize That Is

Noble Peace Prize

Dear Nobel Prize Committee:

I am so excited since I realized that I am now officially in the running to become a nominee. This is a great day in history for me. You see I want to put a stop to war, to get rid of all the nuclear weapons out there, I want to make sure everyone has a home and the world can live peacefully together. Oh yes I do, my intentions are great and I will make a promise to do all these things.

Can I get my nomination now please.

Or better yet can I just go ahead and win. I inspire my kids everyday to be better people. I will work with other countries and religions to better understand each other. I will make a difference. Yes I will make a promise to do all these things and even actually do some of them in hopes that I can win this prize.

I have hope that I can pass over people who have actually done something because I know now we can win the prize based on what we are going to do, not what has been done. As long as I give hope to America and the world that’s as good as being a women’s rights activist in Afghanistan: “With dogged persistence and at great personal risk, she kept her schools and clinics open in Afghanistan even during the most repressive days of the Taliban regime, whose laws prohibited the education of girls past the age of eight. When the Taliban fell, Samar returned to Kabul and accepted the post of Minister for Women’s Affairs.” (Sima Samar)

I can even have the chance to win over “Dr. Denis Mukwege: The Doctor, founder and head of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. He has dedicated his life to helping Congolese women and girls who are victims of gang rape and brutal sexual violence.”

Okay so I am obviously annoyed at the Nobel peace prize recipient (who the committee chose not because it’s Obama, clarifying so it’s not misread). I didn’t even complain when Gore won it (who I can’t stand personally) but this to me is beyond ridiculous. Any Joe Schmo can have great intentions of making the world a better place but in my honest opinion this should be given to someone who has actually achieved something not just based on their intentions.

Oh well since Obama can win it based on intentions I guess that means I really am in the running now. Off to write my acceptance speech, see you next time they announce the nominations because I obviously qualify.

Yours Truly,


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    Ode to Obama! It sounds like your anger is being directed toward the wrong person. Although he accepted the award, he didn’t give it to himself. Here’s a few question for you. If you were nominated and received the Nobel Peace Prize, would you accept it? Would you care if others thought you were not qualified or there were other people who were better qualified than you or write a post on how people are hating and being mean toward you?

    In my opinion, this President seems to be the most criticized President in US History. Maybe he is receiving the Peace Prize for just that. If so, that truly makes him qualified and deserving of it alone.
    .-= Rhonda´s last blog ..Fall Kitchen Cake Give Away =-.

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      If I did not think I deserved it no I would not accept it, I am not angry at Obama per say but more at the people who decided he was deserving when in my opinion he has not done anything yet to deserve it and others have.

      NO he is absolutely not the most criticized president in history..LOL Bush was criticized horribly much worse (just by the opposite party than Obama gets it from). So should Bush too have won, because I think Bush had great intentions and I loved him but to me I still would have been outraged if he won it for “intentions” and not for things accomplished which seems to be the case in this situation, even Obama was surprised he won…which says alot

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    I am a huge Obama supporter and I think he is so deserving!!

    I could explain why, but I can tell your mind is made up about him. lol

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      LOL you and I definitely don’t see eye to eye on this president but that’s okay I completely respect your support for him 🙂 It’s just one of those things I don’t think he has done anything yet , key word being yet, to have deserved it. will he, possibly but there were others who have accomplished things that to me personally that shoudl have gotten it. That’s my problem with it. Now next time they hand it out when/if he has done things he promised to do then I may feel differently 🙂

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    Your post states that you’re annoyed at the recipient …….. I also think anyone who is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and wins is surprised. He wouldn’t be an exception, so that doesn’t say much.

    Bush put this country in the worst state since the Depression and is hated around the world. I can’t imagine anyone even nominating a man who lead us into a war based on a lie for a Nobel Peace Prize, lol. Bush also took heat, and deserved it, at the end of his Presidency. Obama has undeservingly taken criticism before he has truly gotten an opportunity to clean up the mess we’re in.

    I think anyone who would take over this country after Bush deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, lol! Obviously those who nominated and selected him think so too. Obama is truly a breath of fresh air.
    .-= Rhonda´s last blog ..Fall Kitchen Cake Give Away =-.

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      You are reading much into that sentence…as I stated yes I am annoyed at who received it but not because it’s him rather because he was chosen over people who have actually done things not just for their intentions to do things…in fact so others don’t misread I can go change it to make more sense.

      And I do not at all agree with you on Bush leading us into war based on a lie, but we are obviously on opposite sites of politics and I respect your feelings just as in turn I hope you will be respectful of mine.

      Thanks 🙂

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    Are you serious or are you 2 years old? “the most criticized president in history”? NOT EVEN CLOSE! I would say the most celebrated and coddled.

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      I must agree with your celebrated and coddled statement, I may occasionally hear a negative statement but overall he is definitely not the most criticized president at all.

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    Rhonda- So the Nobel Peace Prize is now about rewarding people who have been criticized? I didn’t know that they made that change.

    By giving the prize to Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize has confirmed its liberal leanings and has cheapened its meaning. Carter, Gore and now Obama. Yet, Reagan actually did something…ended the Cold War…and he was never awarded the prize?

    This award now has as much meaning as a “World’s Best Dad” mug.
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    the most criticized president in history!?!? are you kidding me!!! Puhleeze, I have got to say that Bush was the most critisized president ever!!

    I think what people are so pissed about is the fact that he got the award on his “intentions” well….shit there are a lot of people out there that have good intentions that get overlooked every damn day!! I have good intentions to help fight breast cancer by walking for it!!! wthelga do I get for it?! other than the satifaction that I did contribute to the cause, and did a small part….

    he got it for his promises of ending the war in iraq….hmmm still there, taking the troops out of afganistan, hmmm still there….if it comes down to intentions the nobel prize has just gone in the toilet!!

    there are much more deserving people out there that have actually DONE something!! intentions vs doing are two entirely different things!!

    and like most I do not think he deserved it at all!!!

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      I just think if he deserved it more of the democratic party, but i have had friends who are very pro Obama and love him and all he stands for that think this was not right and he shouldn’t have gotten it (at least not yet)

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    Toni…I have to say I LOVE your post. Agree with you completely.
    Bush was battered beyond comparison by the media. If there is something negative that happens with is interesting that you might hear it on the radio but….hmmmm can’t ever find it on TV. What is up with that?
    Just my opinion…
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    Toni dear I could not have said it better myself! I was in shock….not to say he might be deserving in like 20 years..this award is a LIFE TIME ACHEIVMENT award….he has done NOTHING to deserve yet and maybe he will maybe he won’t. I have plenty of friends who support him and feel the same way you and I do…it makes this grand award now something not so grand!
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      YES exactly Susan it trivializes the meaning of the award in my opinion, not because of who received it but rather because he has done nothing besides state his intentions and that is essentially what he received it for. I think it should be for works done, not for work intended to do, that’s all. If it were mid way through his presidency and he had accomplished some things I would have no problem with it, regardless of if I agree with him or not.

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    Toni, I could not agree with you more on this issue. No I don’t think Obama is deserving of this award, no I do not think he should have willingly accepted it, YES I think the prize committe needs to be looked into and perhaps have a few “requirements” checked before they allow a person to be nominated that has done NOTHING to deserve said award…. lets just see he was nominated what 13 days into office, yup he changed the world in those 13 days, ha please!!

    I honestly feel sorry for those people who were nominated and over looked who have dedicated their entire lives to helping to make this world a better place, it is a sad, sad day when because of his media status (and for those of you who don’t know what I mean by that… “The Chosen One” comes to mind, because lets face it, that is what the media has made him out to be and by “Chosen” I don’t mean “Elected”) he takes this award and uses it as yet another publicity stunt to try to improve his ever slipping ratings as president. Sad, Sad, Sad!!

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      Krissi you said it perfectly. The whole 13 days into office thing is what gets me what in the world did he do in 13 days. And the people that were passed over for him to get it on his intentions is what really makes me think the committee needs to be looked into like you said, because it seems now it doesn’t have to be for work done and that is something I don’t agree with at all. I mean there are people who have done amazing things that got passed over for intentions and that’s not cool

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    yes that is the whole point!!!!!!!!!! look at who was nominated with him that got the SHAFT!!! years of dedicated work only to be outdone by “intentions” that has to SUCK for them!!! that is what pisses me off the most, its not because he is the president, or black or anything else…it is because he DID NOT DESERVE IT!!! and it has just brought down the “integrity” of the award IMO….now it will be an “oh you won that!?! so what Obama got if for nothing, so I guess your contributions to the world weren’t much huh!” It just demeans it

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    I’m absolutely thrilled to be in the running myself. I mean, I end wars here all the time between my children. My intention to find a drug to stop non-stop snacking, disobedience, and the won’t-clean-my-room flu is outstanding.


    I, too, can win the Nobel Peace Prize. Will you help me with my acceptance speech?

    Seriously, I was beyond laughter when I read Obama won. I respect him in the seat of the Presidency. He’s nominated by the people and, obviously, the person God has chosen for this nation, however, I’m really disappointed that all those deserving individuals with years of dedicated work, never had a chance. That’s sad.
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    I agree that he should not have been nominated, I think its a bit premature at this point in his presidency. I also think that in a few years he will deserve it if he continues in his hope and vison and work. Just my honest Democrat opinion. I also know we do not nominate ourselves for these awards. I have been educated a bit on the Nobel Peace Prize. Apparently there have been others (not just one or two) nominated for this prize based on intentions before. Like Bishop Desmond Tutu. I feel that this whole uproar is not about the Nobel Peace Prize but once again a way for people to bash Obama. It becomes not scorn for the Nobel Peace Prize and how its awarded but for the man himself. You can literally feel the anger and hatred pour out of people over this. I also agree Bush was far more critisized in his presidency… but he also had 8 years! I think Obama will probaby surpass him.
    I know many people dislike Obama, and thats just fine, we all have our own opinion. But be fair and do the research before we start screaming favortism was only applied towards Mr. Obama himself when that is obviously not historically accurate.

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      Hey there my friend, I don’t think it is a way to bash obama but the fact the he was nominated for it in a 2 week time frame. But in all honesty I have heard much more positives and ravings about Obama when Bush did not get the time of day. Again this is all subject to view obviously and we differ on them so we obviously see it differently 🙂 But i would have been just as outraged had bush been nominated 13 DAYS after he was in office kwim.

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    Let’s just be clear– Bush started a war over weapons of mass destruction that never appeared. How would he be in the running for a Peace Prize???

    Yes, it’s a premature nomination. I totally get that. But let’s remember that the world might see Obama differently than we do. And this may have been a message to us about Obama’s presence globally, not just nationally. The world is telling us we did a good job by electing him, and he is giving THE WORLD hope. We do get tunnel vision sometimes in our democrat vs. republican bubble and forget that our politics also play out on the world stage.

    Did he receive it too soon? Yes, even my liberal leaning heart must agree. But then again, I’m willing to step back and look at it globally. Good luck on your nomination… yes, it sounds like you should be in the running! Maybe just pass the teeny hurdle of getting elected president, and you’re in! 😉 I’m waiting for my nomination– I’m a stay at home mom, I keep the peace, too!

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    The Nobel Committee said, “Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.” Travelling the world pre and post Obama, I could not agree with them more. While our country may be full of silly political bickering (ie. being glad Chicago will not be hosting the 2016 Olympcs because Obama was representing the US), much of the world has a more positive view of the US. And I am once again happy to say I’m from the US.

    The Nobel Peace Prize has a long history of giving its support for people who are working towards a goal. Not necessarily those who have accomplished that goal (ie. Middle East Peace). It seems like it is trendy to say that Obama didn’t accomplish anything, when his accomplishments are actually quite lengthy. Anything? Really? How about being the first black president for one…? That seemed to be a big one on election night. Do we really want to tell our children that being elected president is not an accomplishment? That’s not the message I want to send to my daughter.

    Obama is a great role model for our country because he shows that it is ok to talk to people who disagree with him. Not boycotting those who have other opinions or (laughably) changing the name of side dishes because of them.