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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Nobel, Not Noble

At left, a picture of horse dung courtesy an image hosted on wiklicommons as photographed by Basotxerri. Very nice photograph which is rewarded by qualifying as a "quality image" under wikicommons image standards. Nice job, and thanks for letting us use it here!

Bobby Zimmerman gets the Nobel in Literature.

What else can you expect from a Nobel committee who saw fit to give the Peace Prize to a President Obama.

Hey - before you lean all left and huff-up the indignant dial to "full-hater" consider: Carter brought Begin and Sadat together for the Camp David Accords and if you read the history of that little effort, you'll clearly see how much Carter's personal involvement produced the outcome of the agreement. This wasn't a  staff job.

Carter got the Peace prize. That's a pretty high bar.

Martin Luther King also has won the Peace Prize. Pretty high bar.

I don't think Obama has risen to Peace Prize level -- unless we give it to him for the effective use of drone strikes to combat world terror organizations. I do love me some remote control extra-judicial executions!

I love a constitutional scholar who believes in ordering the "unfortunate demise" of individuals not members of a recognized foreign government without due process or judicial review.

Obama qualifies for the ink job of "Kill 'em all - let God sort 'em out"  worn on the deltoid of Staff Sgt. Hernadez who was a nasty piece of work in every possible respect.

Hemingway won for Literature. Kipling. Yeats. George Bernard Shaw. Mann.O'Neil. Buck. Hesse. Elliot. Faulkner. Steinbeck. Becket. Solzhenitsyn. Bellow. Marquez. Munro.

I'm saying Dylan's verse does not rise to the level literature that the works of these other authors illustrate.

Everyone has an off day at the office. Today is the off day for this century's Nobel committee for the prize in literature.

It's a horseshit decision.

Everyone has opinions and assholes. In your eyes, I might be indistinguishable from either.

In my opinion, this is a poor choice that is insulting to the writers previously so honored.