Rush Limbaugh nominated for 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

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  1. Little-Acorn
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    Yes, he actually was, this year.

    Of course, the nominating process has degenerated to a farce. Virtually any professor, legislator, or judge in any country, can nominate anyone they want. How else could Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Tookie Williams, Yasser Arafat, and Adolf Hitler have gotten their nominations. (Arafat actually WON the prize, which tells you all you need to know about the Nobel committee itself.)

    Limbaugh was nominated by Mark Levin, founder of the Landmark Legal Foundation. Limbaugh is on the LLF's board of Directors.

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    Landmark Legal Foundation Nominates Rush Limbaugh for 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

    Thu Feb 1, 1:27 PM ET

    LEESBURG, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Landmark Legal Foundation today nominated nationally syndicated radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

    Limbaugh, whose daily radio show is heard by more than 20 million people on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the world, was nominated for the prestigious award for his "nearly two decades of tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all humankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin. These are the only real cornerstones of just and lasting peace throughout the world," said Landmark President Mark R. Levin.

    "Rush Limbaugh is the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today," explained Levin. "Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law -- and it is fitting that the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations."

    The Nobel Peace Prize, which is given by a committee of the Norwegian Storting (the Norwegian Parliament), was created by inventor Alfred Nobel in his will in 1896 to be given to the individual or organization who "shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding of peace congresses." The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901 to Henry Dunant and Frederic Passy.

    Should Limbaugh become the 2007 Nobel Laureate for Peace, he will receive the Nobel Peace Prize medal and a cash award of $10 million Norwegian Kroner (approximately $1.6 million). The prize would be presented at a ceremony in the Oslo City Hall presided over by King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway on December 10, 2007, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death. As the 2007 Nobel Laureate for Peace, Limbaugh would deliver the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Lecture at that ceremony.

    Founded in 1976, Landmark Legal Foundation is the leading conservative public interest law firm in the United States. Rush Limbaugh serves as an unpaid member of Landmark's Board of Advisors.
     
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    While I am a big Rush fan. I wonder if he is listening to a different program.
     
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    I nominate Little-Acorn for the Nobel Peace Prize.
     
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    I can't think of a better choice the Rush
     
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    Heh, I'm sure Rush Limbaugh's getting a kick out of this. If he wins, he'll be in the company of:

    Amnesty International
    Mikhail Gorbachev
    Kofi Annan
    Various agencies of the United Nations
    Yasser Arafat
    Mohamed Anwar al-Sadat
    Jimmuh Carter
    International Labor Organization
    Mohamed El Baradei and the IAEA

    so he'd probably decline it.
     
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    No joke! I'm sure he would.
     
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    It will piss of every one of these crackpot outfits. That is worth Rush winning right there
     
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    I can see the headline now, "Peace won't give Rush a chance"
     
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    If Rush wins and Al Bore does not, will Al demand a recount?
     
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    He will never be seriously considered.
     

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