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And get off my lawn!

October 10th, 2009 (02:15 pm)
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current mood: bemused

I feel like being cantankerous today. So here we go:

  • People cheered when we lost the Olympics? Really? I don't think it's vital that the U.S. host the Olympics all the time. Still, I find it odd that people who won't acknowledge that there's an entire civilized world (with much older countries than ours) outside our borders got their jollies because "Obama didn't get the Olympics." Y'all are kind of strange.
  • People jeered that our president won the Nobel Peace Prize? Seriously? From the Nobel site:
The right to submit proposals for the Nobel Peace Prize shall, by statute, be enjoyed by:

1. Members of national assemblies and governments of states;
2. Members of international courts;
3. University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology; directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes;
4. Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;
5. Board members of organizations who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;
6. Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (proposals by members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after February 1) and
7. Former advisers appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Institute.
 
Be PROUD that a U.S. leader was chosen for this honor.  And kudos to Obama for pledging to donate the cash portion of the prize. 
  • I'm so SICK of reading insults to successful writers from other writers. There were a few days on Facebook when it seemed like that was all I read every day from author after author. Advice: If you don't like a writer, don't read him or her. Do you know how petty and jealous and bitter you sound with these sweeping declarations that X is the WORST writer ever and is completely undeserving of success? Thank you, book police. The rest of us are so glad we have you to protect us from these terrible writers. Oh, wait. Apparently we're not, as millions are still reading the books you denounce.
  • Closely related: my confession. But I'm saving that for another post.

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