Scorpio’s World

Thoughts on Politics, Race, and Middle Earth

BARACK: You’re a Baaad Man!

Posted by scorpiomkm on October 9, 2009

OSLO – President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.

Many observers were shocked by the unexpected choice so early in the Obama presidency, which began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline and has yet to yield concrete achievements in peacemaking.

Some around the world objected to the choice of Obama, who still oversees wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has launched deadly counter-terror strikes in Pakistan and Somalia.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee countered that it was trying “to promote what he stands for and the positive processes that have started now.” It lauded the change in global mood wrought by Obama’s calls for peace and cooperation, and praised his pledges to reduce the world stock of nuclear arms, ease American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthen the U.S. role in combating climate change.

The peace prize was created partly to encourage ongoing peace efforts but Obama’s efforts are at far earlier stages than past winners’. The Nobel committee acknowledged that they may not bear fruit at all.

“He got the prize because he has been able to change the international climate,” Nobel Committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said. “Some people say, and I understand it, isn’t it premature? Too early? Well, I’d say then that it could be too late to respond three years from now. It is now that we have the opportunity to respond — all of us.”

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So I open my morning paper and see: My “Blue Angels” streaking across the Golden Gate Bridge; pixs of Tiger Woods and the other Best U.S. Golfers participate at San Francisco’s Harding Park for the ‘President’s Cup’; Michael Crabtree now OFFICIALLY a member of the San Francisco 49ers and “Yes” … President Barack Obama has now won the Nobel Peace Prize!!

Does it get any better than THAT!!!   : )

You know ~ since I brought up the name ‘Tiger Woods’ <g> ~ I recall when Tiger first made his mark on the PGA Tour; how all the HATERS and Racists went NUTS over   “How dare this Black Man even be mentioned in the same breath with Jack … or Arnie …. or Player …. or Hell: even Fuzz !” And on BOARD AFTER BOARD I’d tell my misguided and racists White Brothers this:

“Hey! Just set aside your White Supremists and ignorant moronic prejudices aside and JUST ENJOY the enormous Talent and Brilliance that is Tiger Woods, because you won’t see his ‘likes’ ever again!”

Now then. I’ve again told all my KKK inclined <g> White Brothers on the Right ~ Far Right ~ and Conservative persuasion: “Hey! Just set aside your White Supremists and ignorant moronic proclivities and prejudices and JUST ENJOY the enormous Talent and Brilliance that is Barack Obama, because you won’t see his ‘likes’ ever again!” But of course, many of my White Brothers prefer to go to their graves just as Ignorant and Foolish as the day they were born.

Sad.

America has ‘Changed’, folks. And in a most fundamental way. This country ~ My America ~ in my lifetime is wrestling with mighty Insurance Companies and their Lobbyists (not to mention their ‘Paid For’ politicians) to make Health Care a ‘Human Right’! Under Obama, “WE THE PEOPLE” actually means something at every fabric in American Life ….that echoes around the World!

In my Life there have only been 2 Presidents (save Lyndon Johnson) that actually meant a tinkers damn to me: JFK and Barack Obama. Why: because these two MEN looked toward the FUTURE while struggling to get the good ship ‘USS America’ out the muck and mire of the Past. A Past that was often plagued with Prejudice, Hatred, Ignorance and Greed (the Four Horsemen).

‘Keep on Keeping On’, President Barack Obama!!

You’ve done GREAT!!



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