Posts Tagged ‘Nobel Peace Prize’

All Hail Caesar Obama

October 28th, 2009 3 comments
All Hail Caesar Obama

All Hail Caesar Obama

Brooklyn, NY: Chris Matthews, move over. We now have an even more devoted follower of The One. We’re speaking of Rocco Landesman, the new Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

Speaking at a NEA conference on October 21, 2009 Rocco Landesman brings clarity and focus to the contributions of our new President.

This is the first president that actually writes his own books since Teddy Roosevelt and arguably the first to write them really well since Lincoln. If you accept the premise, and I do, that the United States is the most powerful country in the world, then Barack Obama is the most powerful writer since Julius Caesar.

We guess pandering to the Chief Executive is what qualifies one to rise to the chairmanship of the NEA. Since Obama has the biggest checkbook, it probably makes sense. But we here at the NIP who operate on an infinitesimal budget compared to the NEA think we do better on a lot less money than the NEA, at least in the critical thinking department. Let’s take a look at it. Read more…

Peace Prize Prevaricators

October 15th, 2009 No comments
Thorbjoern Jagland Nobel Peace Committee Chairman

Thorbjoern Jagland - AFP

OSLO: The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced one week ago that Barack Obama had won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. It was reported that he was nominated two weeks after taking office. Announcing the award their secretary Geir Lundestad told the Agence France Presse, “The committee was unanimous.”

That depends what you mean by “unanimous.” When most readers hear that declaration, they think that all committee members voted for Obama. However in this case that appears far from the truth. The Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang reported on Thursday that a majority, three of the five members of the committee, had serious objections. The newspaper also reported that committee member Inger-Marie Ytterhorn led the way in objecting to the choice of Obama because “she questioned his ability to keep his promises.” Read more…

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