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By KDelphi, October 12, 2009 at 3:57 pm Link to this comment
The reason not to reward inaction is to progress. (not backwards by increasing the military budget)There is nothing mean-spirited abou tit. If Obama cant take it (I’m sure he doesnt read this site) then he shouldve stayed out of policitcs.
The “racism” claim is getting so worn out you wont be able to use it when real racism happens. No on expected Obama to fix things in 6 most didnt expect that he’d increase the military, completely sell out to the insurance industry, allow extraordinary rendition, on and on. Im sure youve read it all.
Millions of peoples’ lives are a at stake here you know! What country do live in—one pretty safe from NATO invasion?
By Ben Gedalecia, October 12, 2009 at 1:29 pm Link to this comment
This cartoon, more than any other, reflects my own rational conclusions about President Blackbush. The only possible improvement would be to label the respective skulls: “Afghani child”, “Iraqi child”, “American child”.
Don’t forget, Obama fans, that his FIRST foreign policy act, his 2nd day in office, was to give the green light to his foaming-at-the-mouth Army chiefs, and send in a drone to BBQ about 20 Pakistani children and their moms. Nice handiwork there, o prince of peace that you are. I sure wish you and your daughters coulda been there to see - and especially smell - some of it.
Tell me true, brother Barrack - how’d it feel to do that?
By BriLee, October 12, 2009 at 1:19 pm Link to this comment
You People Are So Sick… Its So Sad To Me..
I Bet You Anything If It Was A White Man Who Won The Prize There Wouldnt Be Any Issues
By Jean Gerard, October 11, 2009 at 5:23 pm Link to this comment
Today I stumbled onto maybe 500 or more comments on the Nobel award, most from Americans and the majority foaming-at-the-mouth angry, mean-spirited. I got a jolt. I guess it’s good to let all this venom and bile out to relieve pressure, but honestly, it is not encouraging. Of course there’s no way of estimating how many people this represents, but so many are so far from reality, so unforgiving, so one-sided, so destructive; All that nastiness coming out of America! It’s a disastrous situation if these people seriously believe the things they say. And if they don’t mean it? Also a disaster. The times call for so much more from all of us! The identification slot at the bottom of comments here asks: “Are you human? Retype the word you see here”
compassion101 empathy09 humanity2012
By Jean Gerard, October 11, 2009 at 9:18 am Link to this comment
How about this: Instead of criticizing Obama at great length and depth (cruelly, and thereby ineffectively) for not being able to do in six or eight months what it took Bush/Cheney eight years to undo (during which time,considering the forces against peace and justice in this country which have been piling up practically since 1776), why not just graciously say “thank you” to the"nice Norwegians”, consider the prize as a feather in our national cap (though we don’t deserve it) and get back to some serious lifting.
By Sam Kaufman, October 10, 2009 at 6:37 pm Link to this comment
my first thought was that maybe they’re making up for Chicago not getting the Olympics
By KDelphi, October 10, 2009 at 11:48 am Link to this comment
Excellent points, de profundis clamavi!!
Do you have a website?
By de profundis clamavi, October 10, 2009 at 10:39 am Link to this comment
sure, it’s nice to have these smiling norwegians say officially that they approve of the new tone of the american president. sure, it think it’s great that obama charmed the arabs in cairo and says we’re going to close guantanamo and won’t have secret black site prisons anymore and won’t engage in torture anymore. i think it’s great that obama has halted programs for nuclear missile “defense” in central europe so we’re not directly provoking russia, at least not just now. it’s nice that obama doesn’t use unnecessarily provocative terms like “axis of evil” or “war on terror”.
but those nice norwegians don’t have to live in a country where poverty and inequality grow more extreme each day, and will continue to do so unless and until the president of the united states steps up and directly confronts the power of the banks, the corporations and the pentagon. those nice norwegians live in a country where every citizen takes for granted public education, publicly supported arts and media, public transport, public health care, public income and social support that we would not reach after a thousand years of obama’s timid, corporate-friendly “leadership”.
those nice norwegians live in the kind of egalitarian society that only “left wing extremists” in the USA advocate, the kind of “left wing extremists” who are dismissed from mainstream public dialogue and marginalized even in obama’s supposedly change-driven democratic party.
according to one of our major mainstream parties, those poor norwegians suffer under “socialist tyrranny”. according to all but the “extreme left” of our other mainstream party, the policies that have made the scandinavian countries among the richest, most stable, peaceful and democratic in the world are simply “inappropriate for America” and are not worthy of discussion.
those nice norwegians don’t have to live in a country where state and municipal governments are going bankrupt, teachers and state workers are being laid off, police and fire departments are being cut, bridges are falling down, whole towns and regions have been economically reduced to rubble, all in the name of maintaining profits for a tiny elite, while the people whose impoverishment grows worse every day watch as their government continues to borrow trillions of dollars from foreign governments to finance a bloated military establishment and a far flung militaristic empire that benefits nobody but the defense contractors and whose aims, vaguely referred to as “American interests”, could best be described as “making the world safe for Exxon Mobil”.
our military establishment is a voracious cancer eating away at the vital organs of american society, but obama apparently does not recognize that, or if he does he refuses to say so.
it’s no skin off the norwegians’ nose if obama squanders what is perhaps the last opportunity this country will have to make the kind of major structural reforms we need to stave off irretrievable economic and social meltdown, because obama hasn’t got the guts to call off a war with vague objectives in the same country that militarily and financially exhausted the soviet union, leading to its collapse.
our empire can collapse, too, from financial exhaustion if nothing else, and if that happens, the resulting political tone of the united states of america is unlikely to be anything peaceful or moderate.
sure, it’s nice the norwegians gave obama the prize, and it’s not just nice for him - it’s nice for all americans. It’s sort of like the norwegians sent us some pretty flowers with a card that says “hope you’re feeling better”.
thank you norway, we are feeling a bit better. but our corporatist militarist disease is serious and late stage. it will be terminal for american democracy if it isn’t treated.
it’s nice for a sick person to receive cards and flowers. but it doesn’t cure his disease.
By prole, October 10, 2009 at 9:57 am Link to this comment
a picture like this is worth a thousand words…and a thousand thanks!
By Bill Jones, October 10, 2009 at 7:44 am Link to this comment
Can anybody suggest somebody who has killed more people in the past 9 months than Obomber?
The NPP has just been awarded to the killingest man on the planet.
By Anarcissie, October 10, 2009 at 6:13 am Link to this comment
I’m going to circulate this.
By JEP, October 9, 2009 at 9:33 pm Link to this comment
I may be mistaken, but those aren’t Afghan skulls.
Aren’t those the skulls of Santorum, Craig, Foley, Allen, Frist, Hastert, Lot and all
the rest of that sorry lot of R’s who have been “disappeared” from the future of
By RelaxThereIsNoGod, October 9, 2009 at 5:43 pm Link to this comment
Good shit as always
By samosamo, October 9, 2009 at 1:28 pm Link to this comment
Fish, I think you have a very accurate illustration of what Tariq Ali said today on DemocracyNow:
“watch what american polictican or leaders ‘DO’, not what they say”.
Great and apropo!
By NYCartist, October 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm Link to this comment
I might throw up.
By Rabbit, October 9, 2009 at 12:00 pm Link to this comment
Fish, you’re bad to the bone. Keep on gettin up.
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