There were a lot of people on both sides of the spectrum who were upset to learn President Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. However, I think we can all agree that despite the President's short term in office thus far, he, more than anyone, deserves the Nobel Peas Prize. Dude can put away the legumes like nobody's business. Here's what Jon Stewart had to say about the kerfuffle.
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Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden took time away from his busy schedule of hiding away in the caves of Tora Bora, praying to his god of peace and planning the destruction of thousands of innocent civilians to send incoming U.S. President Barack Obama a congratulatory audio tape.
Granted, for most of the tape he goes on and on — like he does (you know what I'm talkin' about) — about Israel and Gaza and jihads and blah blah blah. But…
The al-Qaida leader also vowed that the terror network would open "new fronts" against the United States and its allies beyond Iraq and Afghanistan. He said President-elect Barack Obama has received a "heavy inheritance" from George W. Bush — two wars and "the collapse of the economy," which he said will render the United States unable to sustain a long fight against the mujahedeen, or holy warriors.
"There is only one strong way to bring the return of Al-Aqsa and Palestine, and that is jihad in the path of God," bin Laden said in the 22-minute audiotape, referring to the revered Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. "The duty is to urge people to jihad and to enlist the youth into jihad brigades."
Hey, Barack Obama has promised to take advice from everybody and anybody, regardless of party lines. And I think he means it.
I mean, he did meet for dinner with George Will and Bill Kristol last night. I'd have to imagine that their advice will be about as useful as bin Laden's "kill the infidels" suggestion.
But it does show that he is listening.
Tags: al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Gaza, George Will, Israel, Osama bin Laden, William Kristol
Two weeks ago, conservative Washington Post columnist George Will made headlines with his op-ed piece savaging John McCain.
Today, he has another one. It is equally harsh on the Republican presidential nominee, and it is classic Will in its wandering conglomeration of references. He discusses, in order…
* The Baltimore Orioles
* John McCain
* Barack Obama
* Sancho Panza
* William Ayers
* Dead sheep
* McCain's mortgage buyout plan
* The Electoral College results of every election in the last 108 years
* Strom Thurmond
* Margaret Thatcher
Come to think of it, it isn't really a George Will column if it doesn't start with baseball and end with Margaret Thatcher.
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In Karl Rove's GOP, you're either with us or you're against everything that makes America great.
Consider how the following blue states, large cities, and newspapers have incensed the conservative base for their fatal transgression of not supporting Republicans…
* Massachusetts: George W. Bush has taken great glee in mocking the state over the years, once declaring in a debate: "I'll tell you what pay-go means when you're a senator from Massachusetts, when you're a colleague of Ted Kennedy – pay-go means you pay and he goes ahead and spends."
* Chicago: Yesterday in New Mexico, John McCain boasted, "I don't need lessons about telling the truth to the American people. And were I ever to need any improvement in that regard, I probably wouldn't seek advice from a Chicago politician."
* The East Coast In General: During her vice presidential debate with Joe Biden, Sarah Palin wrote off the entire right-hand flank of the country and its politicians for keeping Alaska oil production in check.
* The Non-Murdoch media. Whether it's ripping The New York Times, MSNBC, or PBS, Rove's GOP has made it clear: You either engage in televised fellatio of the Palin clan or you're officially Al Jazeera Lite.
Here in 2008, this strategy continues to rile up the Republican base. But given current trends, the GOP could end up with a lot more states and public institutions to hate by the time of the next election.
Tags: Alaska, Bill O'Reilly, California, Edward Kennedy, George W. Bush, George Will, Illinois, Iowa, Joe Biden, John McCain, Karl Rove, Massachusetts, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin