A prize joke
You have to laugh.
Not the belly laugh that results from a good joke.
No. More like the maniacal cackle the erupts from the irredeemably insane.
First they give a prize to Pope Al Gore for his self aggrandising lunacy and his Church of the Dying Polar Bears.
Then they give one to Obama for just being elected.
Now they give the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the fucking European Union?
They say the EU has brought peace to Europe? Have they not seen the streets of Madrid and Athens? Do they not realise that the EU has brought parts of Europe to the brink of civil war? Do they not realise that the EU has destroyed democracy? Have they not noticed that the EU has caused widespread misery and poverty?
I’m waiting for someone to jump out from behind a bush and shout “Ha ha! Gotcha!”
Please someone tell me it’s a joke.
GD, what you don't realise is that War is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength.
(It's Orwell's 1984 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Truth )
I can't decide whether I am living in Animal Farm or 1984. I have more than a suspicion that it's both.
I'm assuming "Herr" Merkel will be picking up the gong on all of our behalf.
Or Von Rumpy Pumpy?
A few years ago the Nobel Prize Committee was bought by the Onion. http://www.theonion.com
That site is one of the few beacons of sanity in an utterly insane world.
What a fucking joke.
So who is going to get the $1.2 million prize?
Merkel. To add to Germany's coffers?
And I bet the Greeks and the Spanish think it's a joke as well.
This definitely makes a complete mockery of the Nobel Peace Prize and downgrades it into practical oblivion.
I think it downgraded itself a long time ago. It used to be a respected award but since they started getting all political about it, it has become a very bad joke.
On the nail Mossy.
This is from a Greek news blog (in English):
A good article on this farce here:
Absolutely bang on the nail. I can see a lot of articles like that appearing over the next day or two.
The whole thing was funded on the proceeds of war anyway so to my mind that render's it worthless even before it's awarded
Heh! Welcome Dougal. Of course history tells us that Nobel created his prizes to salve his conscience. I don't think he intended things to go in this direction though.
So for the first time in history Europe is not at war within itself or causing a world war. And you get rewarded for it. For not having a war? I am not going to rob a bank this afternoon. So I should get a reward? Perverse logic indeed. Still this is the place for that.
One thing that made me laugh out loud was Von Rumpy Pumpy's statement that "Europe got through two civil wars in the 20th century and we have established peace thanks to the European Union". So the history books are all wrong then and there were no World Wars, only a couple of piffling Civil Wars? And places like Japan, America and Russia weren't involved at all? I think that statement alone shows how deluded and warped that man's mind is.
The EU isn't eligible for the Nobel Peace prize. They haven't killed enough people! Yet!
Give them a chance. Like Obama, they're doing it in anticipation.
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No problem at all.
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I'm waiting for Nigel Farage to read about this one!
Wait no longer.
My hero !!!!
I hope they share the prize money out amongst us citizens. I intend to buy a box of matches and burn the wee EU flag I nicked somewhere thats lying in my garage
Speaking of Al Gore when VP he was worth $2 million now with his green crusade which we all pay through the nose for he's worth $100 million. These top EU Politburo unelected creeps must look in the mirror every day and wonder 'how are we getting away with this'.
They do say that people get the politicians they deserve….
There are a lot of thick-as-sh*t people out there.
Welcome Fruitbat! People get the politicians they deserve when they elect them. That mob in Brussels are a bunch of unelected career politicians. The fact that they keep harping on about democracy is just a very sick joke.
Rumpy pumpy rewrites history.
Before watching this, I recommend having a very large bucket to hand..
That is one of the most nauseating things I have seen in a long time. He is still on about the European Civil Wars! And he has the gall to speak on my behalf and say that I am proud of the Nobel prize? He is deluded and bordering on the insane.
I loathe the whole sodding lot of em, a curse on their houses.
And may the fleas of a thousand camels infest their armpits.
The Nobel piss- take prize more like