Friday, October 12, 2007

The Irish Spy Contemplates the Joke of the Year

Go here to read the Mick Dick’s [sorry...I can't resist these racial epithets] opinion of the Goracle’s award. He has a good listing of former Nobel Peace Prize losers winners, along with their weird ideas and shameful behavior:

Let’s forget for a moment the Goracle, the UN climate change panel, and Bad Science. Let’s focus instead on the Nobel Peace Prize itself and what a farce it has become for at least the past 20 years. Power Line presents a short list of recent winners, all exemplars of the struggle for world peace and human understanding:

2005

MOHAMED ELBARADEI (joint winner). He’s done such a nice job with Iran.

2004

WANGARI MAATHAI. The Kenyan ecologist peacefully teaches that the AIDS virus is a biological agent deliberately created by the Man.

2002

JIMMY CARTER JR., former President of the United States of America. A true cosmopolitan, he has undermined the foreign policy of his own country and vouched for the bona fides of tyrants and murderers all over the world.

My excerpt of his post does not include the many useful links he dug up for more information on these exemplars of love, peace, and understanding.

And he carries the list all the way back to 1988… so please do read the whole sorry story.

Here’s the main page. For those of you who agree with the idea of state-funded protection for Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Irish Spy has a cogent essay for your point of view. Scroll down the page to see it.

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2 comments:

Anthony (Los Angeles) said...

Thank you for the front-page treatment!

"Mick Dick," eh? Sounds like I should star in my own film noir movie. :)

james said...

OK, but you skipped Yunus, who seems to have been doing some valuable work. And poking around the list on Wikipedia shows some courageous and even some noble characters in the mix.