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Discussion in '2008 Archive' started by Daisy, Feb 10, 2007.
I hope he wins, but just to be nominated is an honor.
So was Rush and someone else that didn't make sense. Nobel would not like what his endowment has become. Consider past winners, Arafat, and Carter.
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Gore was nominated by two members of the Norwegian legislature.
Who was Rush nominated by? A PR lawfirm who is not on the list of those qualified to make nominations. In other words, his is a bogus publicity stunt.
Arafat along with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Perez won in 1996 for negoiating peace - which unfortunately did not succeed.
Carter won in 2002 for his work around the world including brokering the lasting peace between Israel and Egypt.
I'm glad you thought the better of it.
Given the way other attempts to make peace between Arabs and Israel have gone, it's not surprising that Carter, the architect of the one successful attempt, was given a Nobel.
It would have been indefensible not to have given it to him.
Yeah it was a bit too flattering, and I didn't want it to go to your head.:laugh:
Next they will nominate Gore for a Nobel Prize . . . for what? Creating the internet?
Twenty-seven years and counting.
Gore has indeed been nominated:
As for the internet, he did not say he created it and he was instrumental on the governmental side to its developement.
And I wish him the best of luck,and hope he wins.
I don't see much hope for Rush getting the prize but maybe he will get an equivalent to something like Miss Congeniality.
This thread set me to musing about Baptist Nobel laureates. Martin Luther King, Jimmy Carter ... have there been others?
I presume posters know that Al Gore has been active in his Baptist church in Alexandria, VA, and that he did a divinity degree at Vanderbilt years ago.
Actually, Vice President Gore did not complete the degree, but did a little coursework at Vanderbilt Divinity and Vanderbilt Law. David Maraniss wrote that he asked for and received an early discharge from the military to do so. I don't recall if he ever had aspirations of becoming a member of the clergy:
I'm sure he's been saying that for more than 6 years now.
That's pretty clever :thumbs:
So he's been nominated. Big deal. So was that guy Tookie in California. You remember him? He blasted FOUR people with a shotgun in a motel. But just because he wrote a book about kids and gangs before they executed him some clown thought he deserved a Peace Prize for "reforming" and trying to steer kids from gangs. IMO Tookie offered too little too late. The Crips have spread around the globe and have terrorized tens of thousands of people these last thiry years since being co-founded by this Tookie creep.
Yep. Gore is in good company!!!
HAW HAW HAW
You don't believe in redemption?
Considering who has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the past, I would consider it an insult to even be nominated.
Hardly. If you want to be considered in the company of terrorist and killers, you go ahead. I'll pass.
These days, winning a Nobel prize seems akin to winning a Grammy. :laugh:
No, I'm sure the Dixie Chicks album really is the best.