Rich and I had it out on FB yesterday/today. I think the world deserves to know:
Rich: How the fuck did Barack Obama win the Novel Peace….I guess by those standards writing this it puts me in line to win the Pulitzer Prize.
Linda: On the next B*&@^ & K&!$#: Rich sarcastically comments that he is equally as qualified to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as Linda rolls her eyes and explains eleven times that even though the President didn’t think he deserved it, it is the notion of peace and anticipation of peaceful future global interactions that allowed the award to be given to him.
Rich: Rich then realizes that Lindas eye rolling is a sign of demonic possession. “You know Lin” Rich says in a contempt laden voice, “I just think if you win a prize it should be for something you’ve done…..not for an idea or a plan. Take you for example Ms. Kudla” Rich continues, now getting a bit agitated. “you plan on finishing your schooling and getting your degree…..well here’s you diploma. After all it is the thought that counts.”
p.s. what does that say to people like Sima Samar who has done great works trying to liberate the woman of Afghanistan over the last year.
Linda: “Well played, Mr. Bautz,” replies Lin, rolling her eyes sarcastically for extra effect. “It certainly is very wishy-washy to hand out a prize for accomplishments-to-be; however, Obama has already strengthened ties with other nations and will, by term end, have fulfilled numerous accounts of “peace” without a doubt. The NPP is in that way an insurance policy on his follow-through.” With a smile, she adds, “and if I weren’t paying hundreds of thousands of dollars, or what appears to be that large a sum of money, and millions of other people weren’t also doing the same exact thing as I, and I, in fact, had influence over any kind of public policy, then yes, I would expect a diploma in advance, if I were well-spoken, intending and culminating.” She then breathes for the first time in a minute, a long, deep sigh of exasperation. fin.
Rich: Rich takes this all in then speaking slowly and clearly so Lin can understand. “The Nobel gang just suicide bombed themselves. Gore, Carter, Obama, soon Bill Clinton. See a pattern here? They are all leftist sell-outs. George Bush liberates 50 million Muslims in Iraq, Reagan liberates hundreds of millions of Europeans and saves parts of Latin America. Any awards?” Rich says “Obama gives speeches trashing his own country and for that gets a prize, which is now worth as much as whatever prizes they are putting in Cracker Jacks these days. It is a greater embarrassment than losing the Olympics bid. And with this ‘award’ the elites of the world are urging Obama, THE MAN OF PEACE, to not do the surge in Afghanistan, not take action against Iran and its nuclear program and to basically continue his intentions to emasculate the United States. They love a weakened, neutered U.S, and this is their way of promoting that concept.” the end (I’m American)
Linda: “No- well, yes, of course you’re American- but what you actually are also is afraid of change. Obama isn’t trashing his own country; he’s recognizing its weaknesses as he understands that’s a necessary step in making any kind of positive progress. Most Republicans want to *overhaul* the health care system and start from scratch. Why? Because they don’t want to admit weakness and change what doesn’t need to be wiped clean and begun again. That’s like saying, “oops, I screwed up a relationship. Think I can be born all over again?” No. You recognize what your weaker points are, and you strengthen them. Are you considered bashing yourself? Of course not; you’re not a self-deprecating ass. And the idea of a weakened United States is not what anyone is going for. I find it entertaining that the “no big government” party wants to let its own people fend for themselves but ‘save’ every other country in the world. It’s like caring about the next door neighbor, but deciding that you own son, daughter and siblings can figure things out for themselves. Sure, you need to be prepared in case Harry the Crazy Lawnmowing neighbor gets hold of some Plutonium, but everyone is scared of stuff like that Republicans, not just you. There’s no need to go on some super my-penis-is-bigger-than yours offensive; that’s what made them mad in the first place. Try sharing your toys, or diplomacy. What are you going to do about those guys that don’t want to hear it? Prepare. You can’t change other people and places (if psychology has taught us anything), but you *can* change yourself.”
I don’t think I want to play this game anymore! LOL