So, Where’s the Peace?

Okay, well the world is officially insane – the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore? Are they kidding? Even if Gore was right about Global Warming, how in the hell does that equate to earning the Nobel Peace Prize? As far as I can see, there is nothing but unrest on this topic. In fact, it inspires downright insanity in people. So, where’s the peace?

And aside from being a marginal Senator and a boring Vice President, what exactly are this guy’s credentials? He wrote a propaganda film, for which he won an Academy Award (and these people know science, yes?) – so right there, you know it was bullshit. The Academy doesn’t give awards to anything that even slightly resembles reality. Unless, they’ve all been kidnapped and reprogrammed with actual IQ’s.

What exactly has Algore done to now be the bastion of world peace? Did I miss the kumbyah party? Yeah, yeah, I know he invented the Internet so now every adolescent boy in the world can have live porn in the privacy of their bedrooms rather than stealing their dad’s Playboy – but that only brings about a small amount of peace of mind, right?

He’s run for president four times (yep, four times, folks) and still can’t get it right. His Jenny Craig program obviously isn’t working and he’s changed his position of everything from the Middle East to popcicles – so what exactly, how exactly does this translate into getting the Nobel Peace Prize? How? How? How?

Oh yeah, that’s right – this prize is awarded by 8 anal Swedes who don’t get out much. Why do we even care? Who are these guys that we should care about who they give awards to? As far as I’m concerned it would have more weight if Kelly Clarkson gave out the awards – at least we know she got millions of votes and sold millions of records?

But don’t you think it’s ironic that some weird dudes from the land of eternal snow gave another really weird dude an award for his Global Warming incantations?

Yep, the world is officially insane.

12 thoughts on “So, Where’s the Peace?

  1. I’m reserving comment until Al makes an appearance on the MTV Music Award show.
    No doubt he’ll be up for an award after he does a video with Brit and Kanye. Sheesh.
    I will disagree on one little thing: the world went insane long ago . . .
    ~m

    Hey Mikey,
    Yeah, well I was holding out just the smallest bit of hope that it hadn’t gone completely insane – so much for hope, eh?

    Oh yeah, I can’t wait to see that rap video with the bloviating one and the rappers – should be a keeper. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  2. All you need to do is look at some previous Nobel Prize Award Winners to figure out it is a political tool.
    Yasser Arafat, Nikita Khrushchev with Peace prize in the same sentence please………And then Al Gore guess they missed a deserving guy like Ronald Regan.

    Yeah, a bunch of anal swedes, too cold to go out and look to see what’s really going on in the world. Although, maybe they are hoping there really is going to be global warming – they might just be craving sunshine. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  3. Wow, if he can piggyback on somebody else’s idea and get a million bucks for it, then I can, too! Look out, world, I’m here to falsely preach the brand-spanking- new revelation of… gravity. Look out, life as we know it. Prepare to live in constant fear that you’re somehow destroying the planet.

    Oooh gravity, now that’s some spooky shit. πŸ˜†
    WC

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  4. You know that I am with you on this one. I have chronicled my thoughts on Big Al in the post ‘Famous Asshole Quotes #2. But today I gave voice to another asshole quote to prove that I am equal opportunity and do not favor either the far left or the far right. They’re all a bunch of idiots.

    Yes, I know you’re with me on this, as are many, apparently. It just seems that those who have even the slightest amount of power feel compelled to slap us normal folks with their twisted ideas of reality – and then give us the look when we tell them their nuts. They simply can’t comprehend our dismay. Go figure. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  5. I commented elsewhere that with an Oscar and a Nobel Prize, if they make it into a musical, he’ll get no Tony from me πŸ™‚

    Tony,
    I love that you are my resident Brit and that you bring your wry humor with you whenever you visit. πŸ˜†
    WC

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  6. Ha! As your resident bleeding heart, I have to defend my man Al here. Yeah, he’s a boring wooden stick of a guy (and that kind of boring doesn’t make a good president – we want our leaders to be charismatic, dammit!), but he’s brought environmentalism back to the forefront of our collective thinking. Carter started an energy conservation movement in the 1970s that was summarily ditched by Reagan ,and all but forgotten by every administration since. In the meantime, our dependance on foreign oil escalated to higher and higher levels. It was when I started seeing Hummers on the roads of America that I knew for certain we’d completely lost it. We’re finally talking about energy conservation again, thanks to Al.

    Nobel peace prize – who the fuck knows why he got THAT award, so I’m with you on that. But he’s done something nobody else’s been able to do for a great many years – inspire the masses to think about and do something about the environment again. Maybe they need a new Nobel category – the Nobel Environmental Prize. Hello Sweden, are you listening?

    Well darlin’ since I love you so much I’m just going to let this one stand. I’m afraid I disagree in spades on this fellow but we each have our own view.
    Annie

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  7. I was just as stunned when I heard it. If an award is ever actually given out for the right reasons then the world really is coming to an end… but what did Al Gore do, live in Antarctica for five years and chart the shrinking ice?

    I’m someone who believes we do need to take the environment seriously, but I think Al Gore and LiveEarth have just made it even more difficult. If they really wanted to make the Nobel about climate change this year they would have awarded it to the scientists who did the original research decades ago.

    And then to top it off, Cormac McCarthy’s The Road didn’t win the Nobel for literature… there’s a real travesty. But then why would the greatest book of the last 25 years deserve to win the Nobel? πŸ˜‰

    Hey CJ,
    The thing I find interesting is that many seem to think that if you reject most of the global warming baiting that you don’t care about the environment – to me, they aren’t the same thing at all. Climate change is one of the things that has been a true constant on this planet. To take the view that all of the change is the result of man, and has happened mostly over the course of the last hundred years is idiotic at worst and naive at best. Al Gore didn’t invent Global Warming nor did he discover it, he simply found it to be a good political platform upon which to build some sort of following. Truthfully, I think we are all concerned about the environment and for the most part, do what we can. I mean, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t recycle, repurpose items, dont’ have catalytic converters on their vehicles, or for that matter wouldn’t prefer to use a cleaner source of energy. But one of the problems is that the government and polticians have so co-opted this issue that it has denied the free market from solving the problem. There are actually engines that have been built that run on water – where are they? Are they on the market? Nope. What we are offered are hybrids – which are extremely expensive and have batteries that will do more to destroy the environment, when the time comes for them to be disposed of (can you say battery acid?) where are they going to go? Into the landfills – they are hazardous waste after all. Due to the heavy regulation of anything to do with the environment we can’t use nuclear power cuz god forbid something might leak, yet it’s much cleaner and safer than oil.

    People also don’t understand economics and how that all plays a part of what source of fuel is used. Oil is an established fuel source, if the government were to rip it off the free market, the economy of not just the western countries but many others would crash completely as well as the related industries, auto industry, heating industry, any industry that currently uses oil as fuel – if we were to completely irradicate oil as a fuel source we would have to litterally rebuild all of our machinery, factorys, etc. etc. So, no it can’t change like that. If it were allowed to just naturally evolve on the free market then over time oil could be replaced as a fuel perhaps completely – just as record players have been replaced by CD players.

    But because of the polticizing of this whole issue all we get is a lot of anger, misinformation and the pot stirred to the max. It will never solve as long as we leave it in the hands of the government, politicians and blowhards like Al Gore. All that aside, I’ve noticed that Al hasn’t given up his private jet, SUVs or oil fueled machinery that run in his mining companies. Can you say hypocrite?
    WC

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  8. Aw, that’s what I like ’bout you kiddo! We shall agree to disagree. But admit it, you NEED a bleeding heart like me in your life, don’t you? Just to spice things up, I mean.

    Aw, that’s what I like bout you too, kiddo. And admit it, you NEED a hardass conservative in your life to spice things up too. πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  9. This whole Algore thing is getting tiresome… I wish Britney would run over another foot, high on drugs while flashing her crotch so we can talk about something else…
    πŸ™‚

    Yeah, I agree – but man did it bug me. Britney news isn’t much better – frankly, I wish she’d move to an island and take five years off – get a little perspective and start writing children’s books. Hey…it worked for Madonna, right? (not!) πŸ˜‰
    WC

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  10. Poor Britney’s circumstance these days brings to mind an old George Washington quote;

    “Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.”

    replace men with women… ie Paris, Lindsey

    I agree with George – better to keep good company or no company at all. Makes life much easier, really.
    WC

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  11. Oy, Britney writing children’s books…I’m not sure I could sleep nights knowing that such a product existed….

    Well then this news should give you bad dreams…
    I heard today her mother is writing a book on child rearing, due out next spring. Can you believe that? Oy! πŸ˜†
    WC

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