Nobel Peace Prize, Does it really matter?

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    I don't really get the outrage over the whole Nobel Prize thing.

    I've been itching all day long to make a smart post about it but in all honesty I dont see how it really matters one way or another.

    I mean they gave Arafat, Carter, and Al-Gore peace prizes....to me the nobel peace prize is a hollow accomplishment that has lost any and all siginifigance it once had.
     
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    What irks me is that he got it for making promises that he may or may not keep.

    Since thats the way the world now works, I promise to cook for the elderly, shelter the homeless, help addicts get clean, clean up all grafitti I see, adopt every abandoned ani***, and pull kittys out of trees.

    I'm sure that I will now receive some Outstanding Citizens award, cause thats how it works now, right?
     
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    I'm coming around to that conclusion myself.
     
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    I just really dont get why the right is so fired up over it, and considering i'm not really a fan of obama this concerns me.

    What am I missing that is making people so darn angry? Are people upset because he won a prize? Or is it something else like the Nobel comitte is rubber stamping his policies or something?

    I may just be easily annoyed with stupidity today...hell i freaked out on the big boss man (gunny) over our imprudent child member.
     
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    There's a fuss? No, really I've only just logged on, the local news media is reporting it (morning here) but there's no reporting of opposition to it. I must find out a little more.
     
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    Well according to one Republican blogger, he won it because he was black. It's part racism by a few people, part partisan stupidity by others, and plain just complaining about anything Obama by the rest.
     

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