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Old 10-09-2009, 07:11 AM   #1
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Holy Cow: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

As Dave Barry says, I Am Not Making This Up.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:39 AM   #2
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Oh why not? Who were your candidates?
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The Nobel Committee felt he deserved it and awarded the prize. Its their prize and their call. I think I will op out of the Monday morning QB in this one since its a done deal and jawing about it is meaningless.

That said this world of 24/7 news coverage is exhausting and I am not looking forward to the tsunami of reports and opinion of this one. For that matter I do not look forward to the tsunami of information on most news matters. We live in a TMI world these days.

I have to admit that I have returned to my pre-ER pattern of news consumption and do not bother with this stuff as much as I have in the past three years. ER= more free time = more news consumption. Not healthy IMO. I am putting the news in the same category as my former j*b. I have got better things to do with my time.
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Oh why not? Who were your candidates?
I can't really think of anybody better, but then again I can't really think of anything Obama did either.
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...since its a done deal and jawing about it is meaningless.
And your point is...
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:29 AM   #6
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I don't pay much attention to the news either. If you hadn't posted this, I would have remained (blissfully) unaware.

It is sort of like all of those award winning movies--I've never seen a one! Oh wait, I did watch The Sting the other week--it won 9 Academy awards in 1973.
Great movie! And boy were those two guys HOT!

Cattus--we live in a (comparatively) news-free household as well! Good for you!
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I don't pay much attention to the news either. If you hadn't posted this, I would have remained (blissfully) unaware.

It is sort of like all of those award winning movies--I've never seen a one! Oh wait, I did watch The Sting the other week--it won 9 Academy awards in 1973.
Great movie! And boy were those two guys HOT!

Cattus--we live in a (comparatively) news-free household as well! Good for you!
Kind of lowers the stress level and face it nothing "tragic" has happened by not being constantly plugged it.
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It was all over the NPR news this morning...apparently this was a huge suprise to many (including Obama)...

My opinion: "Whateva..."
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