October 10, 2009

"Why do they give Peace Prizes to pussies?"



(Via Insty.)

34 comments:

rhhardin said...

The question could do without the put-on country ignorance.

ricpic said...

The one on the left is about to stroke out from top floor blood pressure and the one on the right is light in the loafers.

bearbee said...

To promote healthy self-image isn't there a trend in US grammar schools to award prizes just for competing?

Norwegians are just trying to help us along in improving our self-image.

Montagne Montaigne said...

Linus Pauling, Mother Theresa, Elie Wiesel... What a bunch of fucking pussies! HAR HAR HAR. Let's give Chuck Norris the prize next time.

Krumhorn said...

There is no doubt this this splendid award has been very properly given to a fully deserving recipient. The incalculable prestige of the honor is a perfect match for incalculable achievements of the honoree.

No, I really mean that.

--Krumhorn

edutcher said...

Montagne once again shows his talking points come straight from The Daily Worker.

People who really accomplished something for peace - Teddy Roosevelt, George Marshall, etc - aren't pussies, but most of the Nobel awards going back to the beginning have gone to people walking around saying, "We believe in peace", without the muscle, brains, or anything else to make it stick.

Europe has, for the most part, been at peace because the Marshall Plan was backed up by US bayonets.

People like Kellogg and Briand may have gotten signatures on a treaty outlawing war, but they couldn't stop anything.

BJM said...

@Monty - you forgot Yasser Arafat.

AJ Lynch said...

I think they were to the American pussy winners in this decade. Not Mother Teresa and other beeyaatches like her.


wv = woord!

peter hoh said...

I nominate Jackie and Dunlap.

rhhardin said...

Kinky Friedman comes down hard on Mother Teresa, transcript, favoring Princess Di.

Don said...

Maybe its intended to reward bigotry?

Nobelist Al Gore's father helped fillibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Nobelist Jimmy Carter, as a member of the Sumter County School Board, resisted Brown v. Board of Education and continued the County's policy of segregating school children.

And Nobelist in Chief Obama writes in his "autobiography" that he can, from across a street, divine the evil thought patterns of white people walking their dogs.

Maguro said...

Althouse, you, a law professor, are a qualified nominator for the Nobel Peace Prize according to the guidelines here.

You should really think about nominating someone next year...say, a commenter who's made significant contributions to bloggy harmony here. Or maybe a politician who hasn't accomplished anything, but has some hopeychangey potential and reads well from a teleprompter. Or perhaps a notorious terrorist kingpin. There are many options to choose from.

In any case, it's your call, but I think you, a law professor, should consider it.

EDH said...

I'm just looking at the frozen image of Red State Update under the headline "Why do they give peace prizes to pussies?" next to the blog ad picture of Glenn Beck mugging for the camera in a commissar's uniform...

No wonder Althouse is such a lighting rod for those lacking a sense of humor!

David said...

Why? Because they are pussies?

daubiere said...

gandhi wasnt a pussy. thats why he was nominated so many times and lost.

ricpic said...

Gandhi wore a diaper. Nuff said.

Slim Jim said...

In case you are wondering why nobody believes your occasional claim to be a feminist....

Pussies, huh?

Please enlighten us, professor, as to how you feel about the use of that word.

Or maybe we should ask your candyass son.

Kansas City said...

EDH is right about a lefty looking at the Red State and the Beck ad would go crazy, even though they are reading a blog by a largely liberal commentator.

Ann is like Bob Kerrey, a liberal honest enough to say interesting things and take a position contrary to the liberal playbook.

By the way, I thought the better line in the Red State video was that Carter, Gore and Obama are the Mount Rushmore of Shut the Hell Up. But the pussies line is pretty good too. It was a funny bit.

Paul Ciotti said...

"And Nobelist in Chief Obama writes in his "autobiography" that he can, from across a street, divine the evil thought patterns of white people walking their dogs."

Did he say how he could tell?

Oligonicella said...

Teleprompter.

MochaLite said...

ricpic said: "The one on the left is about to stroke out from top floor blood pressure and the one on the right is light in the loafers."

Clearly not a fan of Jackie Broyles and Dunlap. They're an act, ricpic! An act that is, as in this case, often pointedly funny. Watch some of their other videos and see.

Alex said...

Ann put up this thread to bait L.E. Lee. He's gonna call us Althouse Hillbillies again.

Michael Hasenstab said...

What the hell? Have I accidentally stumbled into the Support Group For The Humor-Deprived meeting?

Shanna said...

The Noble Razzies. Hee.

Synova said...

LOL.

I love Red State Update. For some reason I never think to look them up, though, unless someone else links them.

I do have to say that this one probably doesn't rank as the funniest. It had a couple of good shots though.

Revenant said...

This is an inspired line:

Carter and Gore and Obama. That's like the Mount Rushmore of Shut the Hell Up

montana urban legend said...

Peace means we win!

montana urban legend said...

Let's go beat up the Nobel Committee! That'll show 'em a thing or two about "peace"!

Don said...

Paul Ciotti: And Nobelist in Chief Obama writes in his "autobiography" that he can, from across a street, divine the evil thought patterns of white people walking their dogs."

Did he say how he could tell?


No - apparently a person's race is enough for Barrack to instantly determine a person's origin and intentions. Page 4 of DOFM: "or watch white people from the better neighborhoods nearby walk their dogs down our block to let the animals shit on our curbs." Real charmer that BO

c3 said...

MM;
Linus Pauling, Mother Theresa, Elie Wiesel... What a bunch of fucking pussies! HAR HAR HAR. Let's give Chuck Norris the prize next time.

Its called humor. Frankly, I couldn't tell if part of the humor was to mock rightwingnuts but in the end its comedy not analysis.

c3 said...

But on second thought I think MM brings up a great point. If we all believe the Nobel Peace Prize is simply a way for these five Norwegians to express their political biases, who would win if they suddenly became five arch-conservatives?

I hate to say it but given the recent example it would be Sarah Palin, for all that she's done to keep Russian adventurism in check.

John said...

The more I am thinking about it the more grateful I am to the Nobel Committee. They succeeded in making Obama into a national punchline. All is supporters can do is scream "don't you love America", "why are conservatives so angry (they are not, they alone with everyone but Obama's most derranged supporters are laughing) and of course "that is racist!!"

John said...

That is not funn right C3? That is racist. We will just wait until obama wins the Heisman this year. That will show all of us haters. Maybe Tiger Woods can go get some tips on Golf from the Obamasiah.

former law student said...

the funny thing is the year everybody and his dog nominated Gandhi -- 1948 -- the committee decided none of the candidates were worthy.

The next year Lord Boyd Orr (who?)took the prize.