(I think someone read my blog last week. I attacked SNL for being too soft on Obama. Whether you agree with them or not, they finally get their hands dirty with awesome political satire. Does this mean we all can finally have some fun?)
Not to take anything away from Barack Obama, and I honestly do offer congrats there, but lets take a look at the distiguished company Obama now sits. Now, who can argue with Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Of course the Dalai Lama (Well #14 is cool, the rest can go suck it)is there with numerous Red Cross and Amnesty international types. And of course all the terrorist and war mongers turn peacemakers from the middle east (Not just talking Arafat here) MORE AT http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nobel_Peace_Prize_laureates
And all those other US Presidents. Wait just JIMMY CARTER since 1920. So I take from this, The rest of the world sees us as war mongers and the only Presidents representing peace are the ones that loose wars. ALmost a sacastic awarding to the biggest foreign policy boobs in American history since the 1920s. If only he had not bombed an aspirin factory, Clinton would have been there too. At least Teddy and Woodrow were recognized for strong leadership with successful ends. BArack is choosen for some good speeches. HEY GUYS LETS GRAB A BEER AND TALK!
But what all of the greats that have been looked over. FROM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Peace_Prize#List_of_Laureates
Another criticism of the peace-prize are the notable omissions, namely the failure to award individuals with widely recognized contributions to peace. Foreign Policy magazine lists Mahatma Gandhi, Eleanor Roosevelt, Vaclav Havel, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Sari Nusseibeh, Corazon Aquino and Liu Xiaobo as people who never won the prize, "but should have". Other notable omissions that have drawn criticism include Abdul Sattar Edhi, Irena Sendler, Pope John Paul II and Dorothy Day. The omission of the Gandhi has been particularly widely discussed, including in public statements by various members of the Nobel Committee. The Committee has confirmed that Gandhi was nominated in 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947 and, finally, a few days before he was murdered in January 1948. The omission has been publicly regretted by later members of the Nobel Committee. In 1948, the year of Gandhi's death, the Nobel Committee declined to award a prize on the ground that "there was no suitable living candidate" that year. Later, when the Dalai Lama was awarded the Peace Prize in 1989, the chairman of the committee said that this was "in part a tribute to the memory of Mahatma Gandhi".
But as I write this, MSNBC runs a segment and interview asking "What is the long term significance of this?" and "How will the Nobel Prize effect discission making?" SERIOUSLY. I hope to THE MAN IN THE SKY (Invention of Lying - Brilliant) that no one in Washington is saying to themselves, we need to rethink our policy to match this award. I am sure this is a sign of HOW DO WE FILL 24 hours of NEWS overload. But with all the wars and health care issues, are we making way to much of a deal about this, the olympic failure etc.
THANK GOD FOR COMEDIANS and shows like SNL, Colbert, Daily Show, Letterman, Leno, Conan, Bill Mahar.... Because main stream media is just not doing the job. They bore anyone under 60 and fail to really attack dog the issues.
PS It is about time Fred Armistan gets the leading role. He has been stealing the show from the side for years.(PS Check out my blog on the subject http://waltfrasier.blogspot.com/2009/09/mohammar-gadafi-sp-stars-in-love.html) Watch this hilarious opening as Gaddafi.
SNL is finally growing back the comedy balls it lost for about 10 years. Now if they can just create some better original characters they will have the glory of the old days.