Summary: Obama, years later. Sing with me and Johnny Cash: "What have you become?"
> [[gravatar: AlexSchroeder:e33b88db6bc04e1c93db25c702baea28]]
> [http://m.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/may/15/obama-civil-liberties-sea-change Obama, years later]. Sing with me and Johnny Cash: "What have you become?"
> -- AlexSchroeder 2013-05-18 11:50 UTC
– greywulf 2009-10-11 12:50 UTC
Some ranting inspired by The Godless Paladin.
– AlexSchroeder 2009-10-11 23:19 UTC
you forgot to mention, that there is still NO eqal rights for gay people as well..
– dein cousinchen 2009-10-12 11:28 UTC
Du meinst Proposition 8 und ähnlichen Hirnriss? Auch da sehe ich wenig Fortschritte.
– AlexSchroeder 2009-10-12 11:47 UTC
Why are you surprised? Most (if not all) of the glamorous awards in most fields are expedient and marketing gimmicks. This is just another facet of Brand Obama.
– NoufalIbrahim 2009-10-12 12:22 UTC
Maybe I’m not yet as cynic as that.
I liked half the prize for Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007. I don’t think Al Gore really deserved it. Muhammad Yunus in 2006 was ok for micro finance. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Mohammed el-Baradei in 2005 was ok for struggling against Bush in Iraq, even thought it ended up being to no avail. Wangari Maathai in 2004 seemed to be ok as well. I know very little about her. Shirin Ebadi in 2003 seemed to be well deserved. Médecins sans frontières in 1999 was deserved. My personal highlight of recent years remains the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and Jody Williams in 1997.
– AlexSchroeder 2009-10-12 13:44 UTC
You’ve got a brighter heart than me then. I consider all the genuine winners of (atleast) the Nobel peace prize as exceptions.
– NoufalIbrahim 2009-10-12 17:25 UTC
Hm, I found a link to Rachel Maddow: The Nobel Prize & Obama Derangement Syndrome via Twitter via @seankreynolds. Hm, interesting.
– AlexSchroeder 2009-10-13 01:41 UTC
– AlexSchroeder 2013-05-18 11:50 UTC