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Bush Should Get the Nobel Freedom Prize

Original post made by Gary, Downtown North, on Oct 10, 2007

President Bush should be the recipient of the Nobel Freedom Prize. Who else could compete with him?

He liberated Afghanistan and Iraq (and got rid of Saddam). Now he is meeting with the Dalai Lama, despite angering China.

"This will be the first time that a sitting US president will appear with the Dalai Lama in a public event, a move that could anger China, diplomats said."

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Oh gawd, I just realized that there is no such thing as a Nobel Freedom Prize. Well, why not? Does the Nobel Committe have a problem with freedom?


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 10, 2007 at 10:03 pm

Funny. I think you mean he brought libations to Iraq and Afganistan not liberations... With libations like those, who needs enemies?

"Freedom's Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose."


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 10, 2007 at 10:24 pm

Annonymous,

How folk songy of you. I am suggesting that Bush get the Nobel Freedom Prize, not the Kristofferson peace prize.

BTW, your notion of libations in Iraq and Afghanistan is a good one. Imagine if they would drink libations, instead of hatred.


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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 10, 2007 at 10:30 pm

Sheesh! And I thought you were joking...


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 10, 2007 at 10:43 pm

Well...just tweaking it a bit.

Why not?


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Posted by go Gary!
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 11, 2007 at 7:00 am

Gary, you are absolutely right.

The day a certain Middle East person with the first initial of A, ( don't want to get deleted, an architect of terrorism just across the border from Israel, got the "Peace Prize" was the day I crossed the Nobel prizes off my list as having any validity.

They are as irrelevant to me now as the UN.

Start a "Freedom Prize" and a "United Democratic Nations" group, and I will see some relevance again.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Oct 11, 2007 at 8:56 am

LOL!! I think Shrub should be Bin Laden "Fellow" for "makingn contributions that will continue death and destruction that far surpass any one American President, ever". I hear that Osama has created a retreat among the bucolic poppy fields that have bloomed with joy.

The new resurgence of those bloomificent poppies, so necessary for funding future terrorism, and further depleting the world of human beings through drug addiction, are a contribution that Shrub can look back on, as he deservedly, over time, wins one terrorism prize after another.

I also hear he's in line for the Pol Pot "Suspension of Habeus Corpus Prize". Anyonen hear anything about that?


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Posted by TorturersRUs
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 11, 2007 at 2:24 pm

Maybe Bush could get the Nobel "War Prize" for starting a pre-emptive war based on fear and faulty "slam-dunk" intelligence. After all, Nobel made his fortune selling dynamite.


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 11, 2007 at 2:40 pm

I am talking about the freedom prize, not the peace prize. Lincoln started a war and suspended habeus corpus for thousands of people...but he provided freedom for millions.


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Posted by Peter
a resident of Southgate
on Oct 11, 2007 at 7:41 pm

And maybe a shared Truthieness Prize for Richard "Secret" Cheney, Alberto "Inquisitor" Gonzales, Sean "Spinner" Hannity, Michael "The Spewer" Savage, Ann "scum of the earth" Coulter, Fox News, and the rest of the hate-mongering right-wing lickspittles.


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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 12, 2007 at 8:24 pm

Gary thinks Lincoln started the Civil War.

Is this some Fort Sumter conspiracy theory?

Lincoln desperately wanted to avoid war, but with his election, the southern states started seceding. Even then, the causus belli was an act of aggression by the South.

This is hardly an obscure historical fact. Can't say it says much about your credibility.


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Posted by To OP
a resident of South of Midtown
on Oct 13, 2007 at 7:20 am

I suspect Gary is doing what you do on the school threads...so I will defend him like I defend you...the 'big picture" point is that Lincoln "started" the war like Bush "started" the war here....Gary will come in and expand on it, i am sure, but Gary is like you...extremely well informed and sometimes uses a shorthand that COULD be misunderstood if someone is looking to nitpick.


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Posted by To OP
a resident of South of Midtown
on Oct 13, 2007 at 7:22 am

to clarify yet more..'started" as in feeling forced into a reaction of war, since nothing else worked...


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Posted by Gary
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 13, 2007 at 8:59 am

OP,

No conspiracy at all. South Carlina seceded from the United State, along with several other states. There was no Constituional provision preventing secession. Before the Civil War, the US was considered plural, as in the United States ARE; after the war it was (and is) considered singlular (the United Staes IS). Vermont, apparently, is now stirring to secede...ah, good luck!

If Lincoln had respected states' rights to secede, he would have pulled Federal troops out of Charleston Harbor, and there would have been no act of aggression by either side.

Linclon thought that preservation of the union was worth war. He started it. I think it was the right decision.


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Posted by OhlonePar
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 14, 2007 at 12:55 am

LOL. That was one of the bigger stretches I've seen in a while.

Mommy, Lincoln *made* me fire on Fort Sumter.


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Posted by ?
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 14, 2007 at 7:20 am

Lincoln himself acknowledged that he decided to go to war and started the war. What's all this obfuscation about?

BTW, he also thought Negroes were not fully human. Adds depth to his story, but doesn't detract from the good results of his presidency. No one's perfect.


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