This morning the Nobel Committee awarded its Peace Prize to Al Gore and the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The announcement stirred predictable speculation as to whether this honor would spur Gore to enter the Democratic primary for president. The announcement also stirred predictable gnashing of teeth and flapping of jaws as anti-planet rightists search for footing from which to bash the honorees. I’m certain that prescriptions are being furiously written for many pundits and politicos whose blood pressure is now rising faster than the global climate.
At the head of the line is Rush Limbaugh whose drug-addled delusions have him fancying himself as a Nobel nominee:
“As you know, I’m an accredited nominee this year for the Nobel Peace Prize.”
He is, of course, no such thing. His lawyers, who are not valid nominators, submitted his name to the Committee, but that doesn’t constitute accreditation. It’s surprising that Limbaugh would even bother to offer up such a lie when he has previously denounced the award:
“The Nobel Peace Prize has nothing to do with peace. I should be the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. I’ve done more for liberty, individual freedom, and the promotion of that, which is what leads to peace, than anybody in this year’s roster of candidates. I should be the recipient. I’m not campaigning for it. I say this only to illustrate how it’s just been devalued, this whole Nobel Peace Prize has.”
That display of unchecked narcissism is typical for Rush. But even while he disparages the award, he must secretly be stewing. Earlier this this year he went so far as to propose a challenge to Gore’s Nobel candidacy:
“My lawyers at the Landmark Legal Foundation are looking into the possibility of filing an objection with the Nobel committee over the unethical tampering for this award that Al Gore is engaging in.”
By the way, those are the same lawyers that “nominated” Limbaugh. I think my second favorite thing about Gore’s winning will be watching as the light cast by this award sends roaches like Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Beck, etc., scurrying for the darkness they crave. But, like those other creepy crawlers, they won’t stay hidden for long. These are the same sleazeballs that recently attacked a 12 year-old auto accident victim because he had the temerity to speak out for health care for children. These are the same scumbags that call veterans who oppose Bush’s quagmire in Iraq “phony soldiers.” These are the same slime-miesters that are shocked to find that African-Americans eat with utensils and can run restaurants.
While we celebrate this honor for Al Gore and the victory for this little planet we call home, we might want to keep our peripheral vision attuned to the inevitable assaults from the Rapture Lobby who are all to eager to see life on this Earth come to a glorious, searing, apocalyptic end.
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Re: Propaganbdist Righteous Rightists: Re the finding quoted on News Corpse , by Iindiana U reserchers tht O’Reilly qualifies as a propagandist, by definition by virtue of name calling, and other criteria. Our side should scrupulously avoid doing the same. Not that Limbaugh, O’Reilly, FOXX merit any fair play, but because NOT DOING THE SAME KEEPS OUR MESSAGE UNCONTAMINATED. That’s what Al Gore got right in his film. He used INFORMATION, piles of it well presented, the facts, not rhetoric, to make his points. We should share INFO, and arm each other with specific facts, we should do this very very aggressively, sharing data and also sharing where the data came from on global warming research, healthcare, Iraq, etc –We only cloud our fact based positions when we fight bombast and name calling with name calling (Crush Limbaugh). The other side reads our blogs and activist news alerts and makes targets out of what’s being said. And those t argets are diversions from the main serious issues. Witness what happens with Move On.org and Gen Betrayus. It is terrific fun to use invective and comic sarcasm against Rush…I love it. But it will not sway the waffling. In the end our hope comes down to votes….there are voters who are as offended by our rhetoric as we are by theirs (theirs IS worse, and their points and positions are unfounded — they NEED the rhetoric. We have reality and info on our side and we do not. ).Whenever Limbo (sorry) and O’Righteous suceed in getting us to do what I just did, they have succeeded in gtting us off message, getting us RE active.
I would agree that mimicking the juvenile name-calling of rightist blowhards is not particularly productive. But I think your criticism is far too broad.
The use of satire in art and language is a far more effective method of expression than the dry recitation of facts and figures. If you want to move people in large numbers you have to speak in a way that compels them to listen and spread your message.
While the attacks on MoveOn were despicable, the end result is that more people were exposed to the issue than would have been otherwise. That’s a positive outcome and is the reason I will continue to use my voice in this way.
You DUmmies crack me up.
sorry, I had laugh a second timmeuhh.
You dont really think Rush was being serious do you?
You do ?
That’s why democrats, DUmmies and Koskids are such losers.
Well, he did say that he was having his lawyers look into it. And he even identified the legal group doing the research.
But you make a good point as to my being dumb for taking ANYTHING Rush says seriously. Thank you for the reminder.
Just another example of how lame Rush’s “jokes” are. If his commentary was meant to be funny, he only made himself look like a joke.
Why do righties even bother posting when it becomes ever so apparent that the lack both eduction and common sense?
Sorry, cigar-smoking whales do not qualify
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