Monday, October 8, 2018

Trump opponents rejoice as US President is snubbed for Nobel peace prize in favor of campaigners against sexual violence


Mod: Apparently the US president and Kim Jong-un had been considered frontrunners ahead of the announcement. Or at least they were according to reliable Putinists such as Lindsey Graham and Sean Hannity. It didn't happen, though. Proving that sanity still drives decisions in at least some parts of the world.

Was love not enough?
Trump opponents rejoice as US President is snubbed for Nobel peace prize in favor of campaigners against sexual violence (The Independent link): Donald Trump's opponents are rejoicing after the US president lost out on the Nobel Peace Prize.

Along with Kim Jong-un, he had been a frontrunner to win the award among bookmakers. He had been nominated by Republican lawmakers who said he should win "in recognition of his work to end the Korean War, denuclearize the Korean peninsula, and bring peace to the region".

But the committee gave the prestigious award instead to campaigners who have fought against sexual violence. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad were praised by the committee "for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict".

Many Twitter users took to the site to rejoice that the president had been skipped over for the award.

"How sweetly ironic that the Nobel peace prize winners are anti-sexual violence campaigners, when you thought you were in with a shout," one posted to the president. "Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un's nominations beaten by heroes," wrote another.

Allies of the president had already used the possibility he would win to mock his opponents. Lindsay Graham said that Mr Trump deserved the award for what he claimed were successes fighting Isis and taking on Iran.

"If Donald Trump gets the Nobel Peace Prize, liberals all over the world would jump out of buildings," the Republican senator said before laughing.

Mr Trump and his allies have been largely silent since the winners of the award were announced, which happened during the very early morning US time.

Mod: The following article appeared last May.

Trump: 'Everyone thinks' I deserve Nobel Prize (CNN link): President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that while "everyone thinks" he deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for his involvement in the warming of relations with North Korea, the only prize he wants is a victory for the world.

Trump was asked by a reporter while holding a Cabinet meeting at the White House whether he deserved the honor, to which the President replied with a large smile: "Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it."

If Trump were to win the award, he'd be the fifth American president bestowed with the honor. Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama are all Nobel winners. During a recent campaign-style rally in Michigan, the crowd broke out into a chant of "Nobel, Nobel" while Trump was discussing his efforts in North Korea. Clearly enjoying the response, the President smiled and said, "Thank you, that is very nice."

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to two activists fighting sexual violence (Axios link): Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad have won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to end "sexual violence as a weapon of war," the Nobel Committee said Friday.

The details: Mukwege, a 63-year-old Congolese gynecological surgeon, treats victims of gang rape, and Nadia Murad, a 25-year-old Iraqi Yazidi who was raped and held captive by ISIS, has spoken extensively about her experience despite the cultural shame associated with doing so.

Mukwege is a "global advocate for gender equality and the elimination of rape in war," the NYT reports. He has been targeted for his advocacy and outspoken views.

"It's not a woman question; it's a humanity question, and men have to take responsibility to end it." — Dr. Denis Mukwege

Murad was abducted and repeatedly raped by ISIS in 2014. After escaping, she insisted on being photographed and named, and traveled around the world speaking before international bodies.

"I will go back to my life when women in captivity go back to their lives, when my community has a place, when I see people accountable for their crimes." — Nadia Murad

Mod: I am not sure Donald Trump could have been considered a Nobel Prize candidate for fighting sexual violence. Which I suspect is the message the Nobel Peace Prize Committee was sending.

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52 comments:

  1. That his name comes up at all worries me. Its like considering hitler for the nobel. Even if he never won it, something is wrong with the very idea of it. Like considering a ferret for the nobel, and yet taking the prize seriously.

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  2. Just what on earth makes ANYONE think he even ought to be in the running? He's done nothing but foment, foster and fester distrust, divisiveness, fear and hatred not only in the US but WORLDWIDE!

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    1. Because he and Mr Kim are besties

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    2. Is this an alternative reality? Since when a guy that separated family and caged children , is racist, a bully, makes fun of handicappped people, have a right to a noble prize?? My God, historians consider him the worst president EVER!!! The Nobel Peace Prize should have never considered him as a candidate, he did not deserve it.

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  3. The god emperor doesn’t need a prize awarded by a bunch of European sissies. Ghandi never won either. Let us sink the Iranian navy.

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    1. Interesting reaction from a Trumpy. Since he didn't win the peace prize, lets go launch a war.

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    2. Maybe we should bomb Oslo.

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  4. 2 Americans win economics Nobel for work on climate, tech
    https://www.pasadenastarnews.com/2018/10/08/nobels-outlier-the-economics-prize-to-be-announced-monday/

    I take it the guy who won the Nobel for climate didn't get it for any "clean coal" findings.

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  5. Lindsey Graham just leapt from a tall building only to awaken screaming and sweat-soaked in his tiny toddler's bed, crying for his mommy to come change his overloaded diaper! OMG, I had somehow missed this story amidst all the Kava hullaboo and I just can't stop laughing picturing Graham's private nightmare that he has once again brought upon himself. 10-to-1 that Graham laid 10-to-1 odds on Trump stealing the prize and now owes his bookie BIGLY! Still laughing!

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  6. Somehow I do not believe that Donald "Grab "Em By The Pussy" Trump is going to be considered for a Nobel Prize for combatting sexual violence anytime soon.

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  7. The New York Times just called Lindsey Graham a slobbering manservant to Donald Trump. Goodness!

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    1. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/opinion/sunday/lindsey-graham-brett-kavanaugh.html

      Lindsey Graham Is the Saddest Story in Washington
      His fight for Brett Kavanaugh completed his transformation into Donald Trump’s slobbering manservant.

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  8. That crying female bashing and trashing creep will lose his legal license very soon & to be black listed. http://www.washingtondailywire.com/multiple-ethics-violations-now-flagged-against-brett-kavanaugh-papers-filed-in-dc-court/

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  9. Awe poor little baby didn't get the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.
    LET'S ALL HAVE A BIG OLD PITTY PARTY FOR A BIG FAT LIAR.

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  10. When Lindsey Graham and Davis Drier tried to explain there complete distancing themselves from female we all know why, they both walked around in a closet, yet voted against laws to help protect them both?

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  11. How Trump Is Trying—And Failing—To Get Rich Off His Presidency
    https://www.forbes.com/sites/danalexander/2018/10/02/how-trump-is-tryingand-failingto-get-rich-off-his-presidency/

    He can't even steal well.

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  12. The slimiest slime of them all could be heading for a fall.

    O’Rourke leading Cruz by 2 points in new poll. A new Reuters-Ipsos online poll of Likely Voters shows O'Rourke with a 2-point lead over Cruz.
    https://www.msnbc.com/hardball/watch/o-rourke-leading-cruz-by-2-points-in-new-poll-1324589635609?v=raila&

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    1. I have given money to O'Roarke, will give more to get rid of Cruz, besides the fact that O'Roarke is a good guy. If you haven't seen his explanation of Kapernick taking a knee, Google it, it's good.

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  13. 6:45am Reading comprehension.
    Lindsey Graham stated "IF Donald J Trump won the prize LIBERALS ALL OVER THE WORLD WOULD JUMP OUT A WINDOW!
    Lindsey was right just read most of the Tattler bolts postings.

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    1. Isn't that how you got on disability? Jumped out the window of your one story house?

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  14. After obama won the Nobel Prize, the prize means nothing except for the recipients in the sciences.
    Those winners have actually contributed to mankind.
    Can’t say that about obama.

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    1. Aww. Somebody's bitter.

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    2. Maybe 9:03 will feel better after attending a Jim Bakker taping.

      Attend a Taping of the Jim Bakker Show
      https://www.bransonshows.com/articles/AttendaTapingoftheJimBakkerShow.cfm

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    3. You have a poor understanding of history. Even Obama said he was surprised and that he “did not view it as a recognition of (his) own accomplishments but rather an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people of all nations”.

      It was a preemptive strike by the committee to stop America from bombing and invading everyone, particularly the Muslim World. Iran and Afghanistan invasions are still ongoing and have cost trillions of dollars and countless lives.

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    4. The Nobel Prize is often used to send a message. They did that again this year.

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    5. More people like that racists and his stooges can not even fine Sweden on a map of the world other than the pig pen and bar they hang out in. The plantation days are over with but them tadder-tot heads can not seem to get it through their heads. But 'trumpy' supporters are still living on them food stamp plantations in each of them states that elected Republicans keep them on and feed them poison and poisoned water to drink.

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  15. The Nobel peace prize was created by a man that everyone called the Merchant of Death.

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    1. Huh. Maybe Trump should have won.

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  16. Won't get an Emmy or an Oscar for the "role" he now plays. Cannot "land" on Time Magazine's Cover (he wants too--- bad) and now "bypassed"for the Nobel Peace Prize! No wonder he's angry all of the time.

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    1. Trump even had a fake Time magazine at mar a lago with his face on it

      Most corrupt president ever

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  17. Why the hell would he even be considered for a Nobel Prize ?

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    1. They were afraid he would get upset if they didn't.

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  20. White House Vermont for Justice Kavanaugh.
    Be sure to tune all you Tattler bots.

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    1. Maybe they're giving him some maple syrup.

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  21. Historic Event. First time that a Supreme Court Justice will swear in another Supreme Court Justice. Kennedy/Kavanaugh.
    American Judicary team of nine.

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    1. Meaningless tripe designed for chuckleheads like you.

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    2. Another historic BM for Trump.

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  22. A new CNN poll finds that 51% of Americans oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, up from 39% who opposed it in early September, after his initial confirmation hearing but before accusations of sexual misconduct emerged.

    Support for Kavanaugh’s confirmation has merely inched up, by contrast, from 38% backing him in early September to 41% now.

    Key finding: “All told, 52% of Americans say they believe the women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct over the judge’s denials of those accusations (38% said they believed him more than the women). And half (50%) said they thought he lied about his alcohol use as a young adult, more than thought he was telling the truth about it (37%).”

    https://politicalwire.com/2018/10/08/majority-oppose-kavanaugh/

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  23. How can this hateful man ever get a Nobel peace prize. Maybe if they gave awards for most women sexually abused and getting away with raping a 13 year old girl because of his father's money. No he should never get that award. I wonder if him and Kim still love each other and write letters to each other yet. Even though trump has never written a letter.

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    1. Yeah, he perpetuates sexual violence, so, no awards for him pls. It is still one of the most confounding things ever that after almost two years in office and all the horrible things Trump has done and said, and the actions from people he has installed (think EPA who is expediting the end of the world as we know it), that he still has Teflon skin. Why why why why why why...

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  24. Yes, yes, yes to both Nobel recipients. Both lights in the darkness of sexual crimes.

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  25. Beep Beep gotta love them headlights in the darkness!

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  26. You dont get a peace prize for caging kids, or bonking porn stars.

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  27. Only too obvious that someone left your cage door open.

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    1. Do I look like a little Mexican kid to you?

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    2. Don't be too hard on 6:46. He is very upset about Taylor Swift.

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    3. And willie Nelson

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