First (and this is a small complaint), a note about economic numbers and economic forecasting.
I'm listening to the radio, and a blurb comes on. It sounds like this: "Unemployment rose unexpectedly...," or "consumer prices fell unexpectedly...." I can't even remember what the blurb was about.
But whoever is doing the forecasting, fix your model or get a real damned job. You suck at it. The economic indicators change, and they're ALWAYS unexpected by you assclowns. The damned 5-day weather forecast is more accurate than your dumb asses.
It's damned ridiculous.
And speaking of ridiculous:
I know you're all scratching your heads on this one, based on the fact that President Obama won the prize on Friday. I decided to use the former VP and manmade global warming hysteria (MMGWH) champion as my poster child because I recall his winning, and it provides great contrast.
Let's look at Algore. Did he deserve his prize? It's debatable. Is this more of a political award than an award based solely on merits? Yep. But did he do something significant in his pushing of MMGWH? YES HE DID!
I may disagree in massive ways with his agenda, but the simple fact is that he pushed it and was successful in shifting the debate his way.
Compare that with Obama's achievements:
Let me state it bluntly (and bolded and with caps): WHAT THE FUCK HAS HE FUCKING ACTUALLY FUCKING DONE TO HAVE FUCKING EARNED THE FUCKING PRIZE?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
Two particular points on this:
First, they're giving Obama the award based on his potential, not on anything he's done. If they had given him the award in a couple years, then I'd still probably disagree, but it would have been on whether his actions merited it. But at least he'd have something under his belt.
Second, timing is everything. The nominees have to be turned in on February 1. The first day of February. Obama was sworn in less than two weeks before that. His accomplishments were getting elected. Since then, he's made speeches, but hasn't produced any damned thing, for good or bad. Plenty of people get nominated for this. Rush Limbaugh got nominated, even. The role of the committee is to weed out the deadweight and pick the person who has some accomplishments (usually liberal).
Now I'm not going to give Obama the AOTW for this. After all, it's a feather in his cap. It may also be a consolation prize for losing the Olympics and getting made fun of on Saturday Night Live (for his lack of accomplishments). Why would he deserve it for accomplishing something (by accomplishing nothing). Fuck, even he admitted he didn't deserve the fucking thing (listening to him say it).
Maybe he can leverage this POS award into something useful. I can hope, can't I? But I doubt it though.
So in the end, an award I considered a liberal award (for accomplishments) just became a dick sucking tool for Obama worshippers. And it makes anyone who won the award for any actual accomplishment look like an asshat.