|Posted on Friday, February 02, 2007 - 07:50 pm: ||
February 2, 2007, 9:58 am
By Tom Zeller Jr.
Both Al Gore and Rush Limbaugh were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday. (Photos: Reuters, left; Getty Images, right) Just as the deadline for recommendations was closing yesterday, the former vice president, Al Gore, was nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, The Associated Press reports. Two Norwegian parliament members, Boerge Brende and Heidi Soerensen, put forth the nomination — as well as one for a Canadian Inuit activist, Sheila Watt-Cloutier.
Said Mr. Boerge:
A prerequisite for winning the Nobel Peace Prize is making a difference, and Al Gore has made a difference. …
Al Gore, like no other, has put climate change on the agenda. Gore uses his position to get politicians to understand, while Sheila works from the ground up.
Mr. Gore has been a dogged advocate for the environment and an evangelist for addressing the potential ravages of global warming — particularly since leaving office in 2001. His film “An Inconvenient Truth,” which documents the science behind climate change estimates, has been nominated for an Oscar. (There is also relentless speculation that Mr. Gore will throw his hat into the ring for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.)
Not to be outdone, the Landmark Legal Foundation, a public interest law firm “fighting for conservative principles in America,” submitted a nomination for its own candidate — someone, the group’s president, Mark R. Levin, said, whose “tireless efforts to promote liberty, equality and opportunity for all humankind, regardless of race, creed, economic stratum or national origin,” deserves to be recognized: Rush Limbaugh.
Said Mr. Levin’s nominating letter to Professor Ole Danbolt Mjos, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, which was published along with a press release:
Rush Limbaugh is a nationally syndicated radio talk show host in the United States and one of the most popular broadcasters in the world. His daily radio show is heard on more than 600 radio stations in the United States and around the world. For 18 years he has used his show to become the foremost advocate for freedom and democracy in the world today. Everyday he gives voice to the values of democratic governance, individual opportunity and the just, equal application of the rule of law — and it is fitting the Nobel Committee recognize the power of these ideals to build a truly peaceful world for future generations.
The Nobel Institute did expand its rules in 2003, allowing for a wider array of nominators. From the Institute’s Web Site:
Any one of the following persons is entitled to submit proposals:
members of national assemblies and governments;
members of international courts of law;
university chancellors; university professors of social science, history, philosophy, law and theology;
leaders of peace research institutes and institutes of foreign affairs;
former Nobel Peace Prize laureates;
board members of organizations that have received the Nobel Peace Prize;
present and past members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (committee members must present their nomination at the latest at the first committee meeting after February 1);
former advisers at the Norwegian Nobel Institute.
We’re not sure which of these categories encompasses the Landmark Legal Foundation, but we’ll assume that Mr. Levin knows what he’s doing. It’s worth noting, however, that the Nobel Institute adds this suggestion at the same Web site:
“The nominators are strongly requested not to publish their proposals.”
With half my brain tied behind my back,just to
make it fair!
- Rush Limbaugh
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 03:10 am: ||
So what's your point, Mikey Mikey, that Levin's too stupid to know that unsolicited nominations end up in the dust bin? Yep, he's a ditto head for sure.
Edited to delete a brain fart.
(Message edited by jennifer03801 on February 03, 2007)
"Jones asked Galloway if he thought an invasion of Iran was on the horizon. Galloway was confident that massively opposed public opinion would stop an attack from taking place, unless a staged terror attack carried out by the military industrial complex and blamed on Iran was carried out."
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 08:09 am: ||
Your response was the point Jen Jen– it was a gasly adventure.
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 08:15 am: ||
No it wasn't, but keep on deluding yourself.
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 08:06 pm: ||
What's up with the Mikey Mikey and the Jen Jen nicknames? You two aren't getting sweet on one another are, ya?
Then again, maybe I have just had too much Calgon.
|Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 09:49 pm: ||
Yep, just our pet names for each other. Isn't it refreshing to see our terms of endearment in a forum where others so often resort to petty name calling like dumb crumbs and democraps?
"...I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong and 100,000 (600,000)(650,00)people paid with their lives; 1600 (2952) (2954) (2964) (2969) (2972) (2980) (2983) (2987) (2989) (2990) (2993) (2996) (2998) (3000) (3002) (3003) (3024)3054) (3060) (3062) (3095) (3097) of them American soldiers sent to their deaths on a pack of lies; 15,000 (22,032) (22,401) (22,834) (47,657 non-mortal casualties)of them wounded, many of them disabled forever on a pack of lies." George Galloway