Friday, October 09, 2009

Speak of the Devil..

..and up pops a reasonable facsimile!

Clipping the heels of my most recent lamentations over the dismal lack of rantable rants,..comes now,the announcement that Barack Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize,and the woefully predictable Republican response.

If ever there were a more clear indication that the one and only goal of the Conservatives is to subvert any forward motion of this country in an effort to permanently ensconce their beloved reactionary ideals,(that being the dominant installation of white male,Anglo-Saxon,Christian fundamentalist,fear mongering,'Run for your lives!..There's a Negro in the White House!', every niche of power conceivable),..this is it.

I mean...Who would have ever imagined that the United States losing a bid for the Olympics would generate standing ovations from all those self proclaimed 'Real Americans?
Their justification?..
Well,'s because that uppity Obama character has no credibility on the world stage!

A half-fortnight later,..and they're apoplectic over the 'embarrassment' of President Obama's having garnered what is arguably the most prestigious award on the planet,because his 'star power' in the global community took priority over more deserving candidates,and therefore has no real value to this country's diplomatic status.
(There will be a brief pause in this post,..while I puke).

To those that would insult the collective intelligence of every American citizen with their diametrically opposed points of logic,I can't help but feel compelled to point out,..'IT'S THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE YOU INCREDIBLE FUCKING MORONS!!'..

Obama himself,humbled at the announcement,acknowledged that he would not accept this turn of events as something that he had earned,but as a mandate to continue to represent America as an earnest participant in the efforts to bring peace to all peoples,..everywhere.

Did the Nobel committee have a political agenda here?
You bet!..
The Peace Prize,(as opposed to say,prizes for medicine or physics),has frequently looked forward.
Mikhail Gorbachev,for example,received the award in 1990 not for what his 'Glasnost' policy had already accomplished,but for how the profound effect his enlightened approach would,(and eventually did),have on the world's political stability.
Okay..We didn't necessarily turn our swords into plowshares,..but we most certainly did turn our bomb shelters into root cellars!
Way to go Mike!

..My point,assuming I have one,is that if Barack Obama were to cure every disease known to humanity,..the very far right-wingnuts would denounce him for his Socialist attempt to take over health care...

I feel better now.



At 6:35 PM , Blogger Mom said...

I am very proud to live in a nation whose president just won the Nobel peace prize. Wow, what a wonderful honor for him and for our country. I refuse to listen to all the naysayers. John McCain was gracious and complementary in his comments saying it was a great honor for our country. Thanks John.

At 8:20 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Mom-I am proud as well mom!
Just the same as I am proud of every American that won the prize in their field.
But many(not all)Republicans adopt the same attitude as the female Praying Mantis,who devours her mate after sex.
..Anything else would be unnatural.

At 6:56 AM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

As I listened to the news the morning President Obama's Peace Prize was announced I wondered to myself. How will the Republicans spin this one? Not only are they, bitter, mean spirited and out of touch. They are oh-so-predictable. (Yawn)

At 8:14 AM , Blogger laurent said...

It is quite a first, he is the first black President and now also a Nobel Prize winner. It is his vision of where he wants to bring the USA and the world and his changing of the policies of the USA, the open hand invitation which attracted attention. His message is very appealing. Obama will probably continue to surprise quite a few people to the despair of all the idiots on the right side.

At 10:31 AM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

does he get to keep the money since he earned it while doing his job?

At 12:29 PM , Blogger YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

billy, he's giving the money to charity..of course.
i think he got it for changing the face of america from a bunch of warmongering assholes to a face of hope and peace..them republicans..judas priest..rewriting the bible to fit their ideals..kiss my redneck ass..sigh*...i loved this post sweety, your the tops..

At 1:49 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Thinker- It's like they don't even take a half-second to consider how ridiculous they sound...Totally knee jerk reactions.

Laurent- In all fairness,I do think there are some others that may have deserved it as well,and I also think that the decision was partially inspired to be a slap in the policies of the Bush administration's face.
..Works for me!

Billy P.-He's giving the money to charity..I'm not sure which one.
But,that is an interesting question!
I honestly don't know what the protocol for a sitting President is supposed to be.

Yellerdawg- I think you've pretty much nailed it!..and thank you sweety. :)

At 5:55 PM , Blogger secret agent woman said...


As we Quakers like to say, Friend speaks my mind.

At 8:21 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

SNL joked last night that he received the award for "not being George W. Bush." Even if that was true, which it isn't, it's a good enough reason for me.

At 12:11 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Secret Agent Woman- 'Friend speaks my mind'..I like that!
You Quakers know how to turn a pleasant phrase.

JP- That faint sound you heard after Obama was elected,was the world taking a collective sigh of relief.

At 2:52 PM , Blogger rosemary said...

I agree with you 110%.....the right wingers can deny, deny, deny it isn't about race, but it is. To be honest I didn't think John McCain was all that gracious. Steve insists on watching that show with George Steph.....whatever. It was all i could do to stay in the house while it was on....but it was 12 degrees out so i had to. Even Arianna Huffington was an ass.

At 5:27 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

Amen, brutha! :) I couldn't agree with you more.

One of my Facebook friends posted this today--thought you'd enjoy it:

"To all of my liberal friends out there, here is a fun game courtesy of Alan Grayson (D-FL). All you need to do is fill in the blanks. "If Barack Obama somehow _____, the Republicans would complain that ______." (ie. If Barack Obama cured cancer, the Republicans would complain that he was putting oncologists out of business.)

At 7:01 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Rosie- Here's an idea!..An American wins a prestigious award,and civilized folks offer a hearty handshake,and a sincere 'Well Done!'..
At least,that's how my momma raised me.
Next thing you know,they'll be disparaging every Liberal that has won the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Miss HP- HA!..You know,if Obama had scrambled eggs for breakfast,the Republicans would complain that he was killing little baby chickens! ;)

At 9:14 AM , Blogger sageweb said...

I love it..your rant that is!

At 1:53 PM , Blogger jan said...

Ha, can't wait to see what they say when he's chosen the next Pope.

At 2:19 PM , Blogger booda baby said...

There ought to be an app somewhere that prowls the internet looking for essays like this, the ones full of reasonable thinking. And network news should be required by constitution to air them - the thoughtful considerations of our fellow citizens. Because, imo, the worst thing about those bile spitting right wingers is their crazy ass reasoning.

At 11:18 AM , Blogger the gardeners cottage said...

Hi Sling,

I couldn't have said it better. You nailed it.


At 4:35 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Sage- Thamks doll! :)

Jan- I laughed at loud at that!..I'm gonna use it to irritate The Partner.

Booda Babe- First the world has no respect for him,and then,the very next week,the world worships him.
The whole time the Limbaugh sycophants are nodding their heads like it all makes perfect sense.
..Stupidity is a condition..Ignorance is a choice.

Janet- Oh..I could go on.
I might wonder out loud how it was that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger,a Republican,received the Peace Prize while we were in the process of escalating the war in Vietnam.


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