Here are 50+ tweets: for it, against it, funny, pathetic, many with links to articles.
Here's mine: @robkall Obama Wins the Nobel Peace Prize?: http://bit.ly/onobel maybe it'll give him the spine to do things to deserve it. #p2 #tcot afghanistan
@somewhere2begin President Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize!! SO fucking proud to be an American!!
@BostonMaggie What do Yasar Arafat, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter & Obama have in common? They R examples of how meaningless&capricious Nobel Peace Prize has b/c
@prenneis Who needs the International Olympic Committee when you've got the Nobel Foundation? Congrats to Prez Obama!!! tinyurl.com/npp4o
@BCharmagne I feel like I woke up in Bizarro Land! WTH, is with the Nobel Peace Prize being given to Obama!? *head shaking* & *furrowed brow*
@mimimuircastle Maybe the Nobel Peace prize should be given to the Amer. ppl for knowing how much we needed a new positive attitude toward other countries.
@Brandon373 Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize? WTF? For What? The NPP is officially devalued. The MTV VMA award means more, now!
@LuvBadger Wow-this Nobel Peace Prize thing IS embarrassing. Isn't anyone concerned that giving it out like candy will ruin the integrity of the award?
@bajachalupa Funny how people are hating on Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Putting someone down for trying to instill peace...yeah, wonderful.
@ofbeingclear And yes, Nobel IS misspelled in the top ten trending topics. Sigh.
@cason444 Nobel peace prize has gone to a VP for producing a PowerPoint presentation & now to a prez for doing nothing in particular.
@AlexanderChow I am so proud that President Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize. We (he included) needed a reminder of what a truly remarkable man he is
@robot_noise Let me preface this tweet by saying I voted for Obama and have generally liberal views but.... Nobel Peace Prize? Seriously?
@longbrook Any word on what Obama is going to do with the $10 MIL or so he's receiving from Nobel? Extra rations for the troops he's deploying today?
@GrowthSolutions Color me clueless. I thought you actually had to do something to get a Nobel Peace Prize.
link is to Time Magazine which writes;
But Obama has been in office eight months. His ambitious hopes for a
peace deal in the Middle East and a nuclear-free world are just getting
started. No doubt the Nobel Committee want this prize to add momentum
to those plans. But the award also risks adding to the huge burden of
expectations that Obama carried when he entered office. The reality of
governing has already proved how ridiculous many of those expectations
were. (See pictures of Barack Obama's nation of hope.)
And now Obama is the Nobel Peace Prize winner. "Frankly it seems
premature when he hasn't been in office even a year yet, and has not
yet actually achieved the goals he set out -- although he certainly has
made some very noteworthy efforts," says Mark Fitzpatrick, Senior
Fellow for Non-proliferation at the London-based International
Institute of Strategic Studies. "I think he will be embarrassed by it
and it will be unhelpful in the domestic milieu."
That's an understatement. As TIME's Mark Halperin notes on The
Page, "Barack Obama's critics have long accused him of being a man of
'just words,' rather than concrete actions and accomplishments. The
stunning decision to award him the Nobel Peace Prize for, basically,
his rhetoric, will almost certainly infuriate his detractors in America
more than it will delight his supporters." (Read Mark Halperin's take on The Page.)
@familiargleam My president is a Nobel Peace Prize winner!
@DmitriGunn Wondering if Kanye West will be attending the Nobel awards ceremony in Oslo?
thing the Taliban and the GOP have in common (in addition to ignorant
fundamentalism and love of violence): they scorn BHO's Nobel.
very rarely has a person to same extent as Obama captured world's
attention & given its people hope for a better future." -Nobel comte
@StuZang Of course Republican presidents are capable of winning the Nobel Peace Prize, too. Why, Teddy Roosevelt won just 103 years ago!
@jrsobeck Obama wins Nobel prize??? For what? Rhetoric? It's like giving the Heisman trophy to a freshman just because he has potential. Please.
@lemurrhea Man I totally want to win the Nobel Prize in Medicine as an incentive to my possible cure of cancer that might come up in the future.
@mike9r Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for shooting lasers at the moon! Right?
(it's not the NY Times.) But here's the headline he's linking to: Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize
Crossposted from OpEdNews.com