October 9, 2009

I wonder if the Dalai Lama is thinking kind thoughts right now.

And Al Gore. What's he thinking?

64 comments:

Bissage said...

What about poor Boner? Where's his slice of the pie?

MadisonMan said...

Isn't Al Gore giving a presentation in Madison today?

MadisonMan said...

Yes, he is!

Link

MC said...

I bet the Clintons are feeling pretty hot under the collar right now!

Shanna said...

I was thinking about Clinton too. He must be pissed.

Jason (the commenter) said...

The Dalai Lama is always thinking kind thoughts, it what he does.

Pogo said...

Dalai Lama right now: WTF?

Clyde said...

I'm sure he's wondering how many more Althouse threads there will be about Obama's spurious prize.

Meade said...

Bissage said...
What about poor Boner? Where's his slice of the pie?

Boner wasn't really very diplomatic, now was he?

Peter V. Bella said...

Dalai Lama? I thought that guy with the funny suit in Iran would get it. Or maybe Hugo Chavez. They could have even shared it. Yep, those guys in Oslo are smoking something funny.

AllenS said...

He's also going to receive $1.2 million. That's about 3, 4 years worth of work for Michelle at the hospital. He da man!

WV: movend

Movend on up
movend on up
to the White House

save_the_rustbelt said...

White House = Twilight Zone

Jason (the commenter) said...

I wonder why the Nobel Peace Prize Committee doesn't award itself with the prize.

paul a'barge said...

I don't think you get the whole Tibetan Buddhist thing ... it's not about thinking happy thoughts ... it's about not thinking at all

aka satori

MadisonMan said...

I wonder why the Nobel Peace Prize Committee doesn't award itself with the prize.

Dick Cheney isn't on the Committee.

dcbyron said...

Well, you see, his achievement wasn't really "peace peace"....

Peter V. Bella said...

Question- will he be allowed to collect and keep the prize money? As a sitting President does the money belong to the government- like other things they get- or will he be forced to give it to charity. Who does the money actually belong to? Just curious.

AllenS said...

Al Gore is thinking that the world just got a little bit colder.

Fred4Pres said...

Obama Peace Summit!

AllenS said...

Rush Limbaugh, was just handed 3 hours of material.

Eliza said...

Peter V. Bella, I'm pretty sure it comes in the form of a sizable donation to the Committee to Reelect the President.

LarsPorsena said...

I read somewhere that the nominations had to be in by 10 February. So the award was only for his first two weeks at work. SWEET!!

Brian O'Connell said...

Overheard on Twitter: "Somebody needs to buy Kanye West a plane ticket to Oslo."

Fred4Pres said...

Kanye! Funny. I will steal that one.

edutcher said...

Six posts on one subject. This has really scandalized you, hasn't it, Ann?

Good for you, Madame.

Lem said...

OMG.. I saw an email this morning b4 leaving for work and I thought it was a joke.

what you think might be real is a joke and jokes are becoming real.

or maybe its like Althouse says "I've never seen jokes as the main source of laughs".

this is certainly a source of laughs.

wv - cophiess - yes copious laughs (thanks for the help)

Mitch said...

Here's a scary thought: Gorbachev won the same prize in 1990. What happened next was, to paraphrase Emperor Hirohito, was not necessarily to the USSR's advantage.

Fred4Pres said...

As for the Dali Lama: He is thinking Gunga-a-Lunga!

lucid said...

FROM THE BLOG OF ECONOMIST GREGORY MANIW AT http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/


Friday, October 09, 2009
First-Year Grad Student Wins Nobel Prize in Economics!
From the Associated Press (with some light editing):

Pfuffnick's Nobel Economics Prize triumph hailed by many

LONDON — The surprise choice of first-year grad student Quintus Pfuffnick for the Nobel Prize in Economics drew praise from much of the world Friday even as many pointed out the youthful economist has not yet published anything in scholarly journals.

The new PhD candidate was hailed for his willingness to tackle difficult problems, his commitment to improving the economic system, and his goal of bringing efficiency and equality into harmony.

Professor Paul Krugman of Princeton, who won the prize in 2008, said Pfuffnick's award shows great things are expected from him in the coming years.

"In a way, it's an award coming near the beginning of the first year in grad school of a relatively young economist that anticipates an even greater contribution towards making our economy a better place for all," he said. "It is an award that speaks to the promise of Mr Pfuffnick's message of hope."

He said the prize is a "wonderful recognition of Pfuffnick's essay in his grad school application."
permanent link

Henry said...

I wonder why the Nobel Peace Prize Committee doesn't award itself with the prize.

Funny!

I wonder why he didn't get the prize in physics. He's made of atoms.

Titus said...

Uh Oh. This place is going to be a rocking today.

Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy ride-I said that like Mae West would of said it.

Juan Pablo said...

Wonder if it has anything to do with today being the anniversary of che guevara's death.

Montagne Montaigne said...

Peace prize? He should win a piss prize. Obama's a doodie head with a butt for a face.

< /conservative > < /thirdgrader >

garage mahal said...

This is great news for Republicans!

aberman said...

From the Nobel Prize Committee (via Michael Graham):
"His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

There's a lot more Chinese Nationalists than Tibetans, so dissing the Dalai Lama clearly advances peace according to the committee.

Lem said...

I’m all for beer summits (as some of you know) but isn’t this self-steam gig going too far?

it's like the tired broadway line "i laugh and i cried".

wv - rests - how can i rest at at time like this?

Henry said...

"His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

Next year's winner will be McDonalds.

lucid said...

In other news, President Obama has been named MVP for the upcoming World Series. Although the World Series has not yet been played, Obama was named MVP in recognition of the first pitch he threw when the Washington Nationals played last year's World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies.

Obama was considered to be preemptively named World Series Champion himself, but was disqualified because he is a one-man team.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the President humbly accepted the decision of the baseball commissioner.

garage mahal said...

Dude is killing pirates, thwarting and capturing terrorists, winning Nobels, what else can he do?

And stock market is up AGAIN today. Jesus!

Titus said...

Is anyone leaf peeping this weekend?

Pumpkin shopping?


Wearing a fantastic expensive scarve with brill colored sweater?

Are words like "cornocopia" and apple picking and funnel cakes going to be in your vocab this weekend?

How is your fall shaping up?

lucid said...

@Henry
You wrote:
His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

Next year's winner will be McDonalds.

But by that standard, next year's winner would be Osma bin Laden.

LoafingOaf said...

Just remember, you guys still back Dick Cheney, who might wind up tried and convicted as a war criminal one day. And now the guy you voted against, and who you bash all day, every day over everything he says or does, has won the peace prize. Maybe some of you are just evil!

Lem said...

The Novel committee folks are really the same folks from the Guinness commercial.

‘you know his going to get it – why don’t we give it to him now?

‘His going to get it – give it to him now’

Brilliant!!

Hoosier Daddy said...

Dude is killing pirates, thwarting and capturing terrorists, winning Nobels, what else can he do?

Barrack Hussein Obama

mmmmmm!

mmmmmm!

mmmmmm!

Hoosier Daddy said...

Just remember, you guys still back Dick Cheney, who might wind up tried and convicted as a war criminal one day.

LOL!

Titus said...

Are farmer's markets on tap for the weekend?

How about corn stalks or hay rides?

Hot apple cider with a special cinnamin stick and paprika on top?

How about a horror movie?

Perhaps tail gating at an Ivy League football game?

Rowing on the Charles?

Time to put away the tankeys and unveil the athletic fit cashmere v neck sweaters in camel color with a white t underneath.

Let's talk fall.

Lem said...

Put a fork in her .. Afghanistan is toast.

Peter V. Bella said...

I am nominating Letterman for next year's Piece Prize.

Titus said...

Perhaps a day trip to Newburyport or Nahant or Swampscott?

A walk along the beach with the rare clumbers in fabulous Marblehead?

A spa treatment at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires?

Day shopping at Northampton while doing some lesbo peeping?

A yoga class at Baron Baptiste?

A realignment of chakras at Bikrim?

Is Ptown or The Vinyard or Nantucket off season in the cards?

The possibilities are endless.

aberman said...

Q: Why did Pope Benedict XVI faint last week?

A: Someone told him Obama was converting to Catholicism.

Fred4Pres said...

The smart move by President Obama would be to thank the Nobel Committee and decline the award--saying he wants to actually acheive progress before being honored. That would be gracious, humble and smart politics (both domestic and international).

My guess is he does not do that.

Titus said...

What color are you this fall?

Titus said...

What about "hot toddies"

What a weird word Hot Toddies".

Say it fast five times.

Tibore said...

"And Al Gore. What's he thinking?"

Pfff... my question is what the hell was the Nobel committee thinking. But it's a but useless to ask that at this point.

Jason (the commenter) said...

Althouse is off her rocker. Obama won this prize for things he said. If anyone is annoyed, it's his teleprompter.

Hoosier Daddy said...

What color are you this fall?

Fall is one of my fav seasons. I usually go with black and orange which is just smashing with my jeans and boots.

If there was a Nobel prize for fashion, I'd be da man.

Fred4Pres said...

The Michael Moore of Oslo
John Podhoretz - 10.09.2009 - 10:06 AM
I can’t agree with my colleagues here on CONTENTIONS that a) Barack Obama should reject the Nobel Peace Prize or b) be embarrassed by it. The Nobel Committee chose him wisely because he does, in fact, represent the organization’s highest ideals.

He is an American president queasy about the projection of American power. He is an American president who rejects the notion of American exceptionalism. He is an American president eagerly in pursuit of legitimacy to be granted him not by those who voted for him but by those who do not cast a vote and who chafe at American leadership. It is his devout wish that America become one of many nations, influencing the world indirectly or not influencing it at all, rather than “the indispensable nation,” as Madeleine Albright characterized it. He is the encapsulation, the representative, the wish fulfillment, the very embodiment, of the multilateralist impulse. He is, almost literally, a dream come true for the sorts of people who treasure and value the Nobel Peace Prize.

It’s the most obvious choice, once you think about it, since Michael Moore won an Oscar for Fahrenheit 9/11.

Titus said...

Fabulous Hoosier.

Very seasonal and appropriate.

Say Kuala Lumper fast too. Very unusual word that Kuala Lumper-sounds like a porn star or drag queen.

Ladies and Gentlemen please join me in welcoming Kuala Lumper to the stage to sing her stirring rendition of No Doubt's I'm Just A Girl.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

The smart move by President Obama would be to thank the Nobel Committee and decline the award--saying he wants to actually acheive progress before being honored. That would be gracious, humble and smart politics (both domestic and international).

My guess is he does not do that.


Exactly. But I don't think he has the character to do such a thing.

The Nobel Committee may have thought they were giving Obama an honour, but what they have done is make him the laughing stock of the world. And this on top of his failure in Copenhagen.

Wait!.....maybe it is a double blind. They give him the honour to make him look even more foolish, narcissistic and weak.

Lem said...

Jason @ 9:26

lol.

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Anthony said...

Mitch said: "Here's a scary thought: Gorbachev won the same prize in 1990. What happened next was, to paraphrase Emperor Hirohito, was not necessarily to the USSR's advantage."

But it did result in a more peaceful world, for at least a little while.

former law student said...

Oktoberfest this weekend: Masskruege and an oompah band.

miller said...

This is the Nobel Prize for Best Dresser, not Peace.