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Obama's Nobel snub angers Norwegians
guardian.co.uk ^ | Dec 10, 2009 | Gwladys Fouché and Ewen MacAskill

Posted on 12/10/2009 1:46:06 AM PST by rdl6989

Barack Obama has arrived in Oslo to receive his Nobel peace prize amid considerable anger over the White House's decision to cancel a series of events normally attended by the prizewinner.

Obama is scheduled to meet the Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, and the Norwegian royal family before receiving his medal at a ceremony due to begin at midday. His main speech is scheduled at a banquet tonight.

But Norwegians are incensed over what they view as his shabby response to the prize by cutting short his visit.

The White House has cancelled many of the events peace prize laureates traditionally submit to, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel committee, a press conference, a television interview, appearances at a children's event promoting peace and a music concert, as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honour at the Nobel peace centre.

He has also turned down a lunch invitation from the King of Norway.

According to a poll published by the daily tabloid VG, 44% of Norwegians believe it was rude of Obama to cancel his scheduled lunch with King Harald, with only 34% saying they believe it was acceptable.

"Of all the things he is cancelling, I think the worst is cancelling the lunch with the king," said Siv Jensen, the leader of the largest party in opposition, the populist Progress party. "This is a central part of our government system. He should respect the monarchy," she told VG.

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1 posted on 12/10/2009 1:46:07 AM PST by rdl6989
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To: rdl6989

LOL. 0bama got the prize for doing nothing. Why would Norway expect a proper response?


2 posted on 12/10/2009 1:47:10 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
Maybe Obama doesn't like lutefisk
3 posted on 12/10/2009 1:48:46 AM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: rdl6989

It is not like they are Muslims, then Obama might bow for them.


4 posted on 12/10/2009 1:53:24 AM PST by Always Right
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To: rdl6989

What did they expect? His whole life is a Seinfeld show.


5 posted on 12/10/2009 1:54:44 AM PST by brooklin
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To: rdl6989

Hey, Nobel-weenies: You sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas.


6 posted on 12/10/2009 1:56:17 AM PST by P.O.E. (- End road work.)
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To: rdl6989

He is really bringing out the love for the USA all over the world, just as his adoring bootlickers predicted.

Maybe if he gets Michelle to throw a hammerlock on Queen Sonja as she did with Queen Elizabeth they will love us even more.


7 posted on 12/10/2009 1:58:48 AM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: rdl6989

Anyone else thinking of that Rush commercial re: Ron Artest?: “Spread the love.”


8 posted on 12/10/2009 2:01:22 AM PST by synbad600
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To: rdl6989

Obama can’t be expected to lunch with a mere mortal like Norway’s king.


9 posted on 12/10/2009 2:04:34 AM PST by onyx
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To: rdl6989

10 posted on 12/10/2009 2:09:49 AM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 17 days away from outliving Lefty Frizzell)
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To: onyx; All
"Obama can’t be expected to lunch with a mere mortal like Norway’s king."


11 posted on 12/10/2009 2:10:24 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman

PERFECT! LOL!

He’s speaking live now on FNC.
Don’t look or listen. It might spoil your day!


12 posted on 12/10/2009 2:12:05 AM PST by onyx
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To: synbad600

Peeps all over the world join hands
make a love train or I’ll beat your brain!


13 posted on 12/10/2009 2:12:05 AM PST by toddausauras
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To: rdl6989

“Gimme da money!”


14 posted on 12/10/2009 2:13:38 AM PST by TommyDale (Independent - I already left the GOP because they were too liberal)
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To: onyx
He’s speaking live now on FNC.

He's off teleprompter and making no sense whatsoever. HA!

15 posted on 12/10/2009 2:16:46 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: rdl6989

When even the Guardian writes an article like this, it shows that more people have been disillusioned.


16 posted on 12/10/2009 2:16:56 AM PST by paudio (Road to hell is paved by unintended consequences of good intentions)
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To: rdl6989

Even the Euro-socialist elites are waking up to realize how much of a narcissistic douchebag this man is.


17 posted on 12/10/2009 2:16:59 AM PST by mike-zed
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To: onyx

FUBO and your healthcare and your climate change formerly known as gloBULL warming.

My hatred of him knows no bounds.


18 posted on 12/10/2009 2:18:50 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: paulycy

blabbed on about how we’ve woven freakin’ mooslims into the fabric of our life or country or whatever the freakin’ h*ll he said

FUBO


19 posted on 12/10/2009 2:21:32 AM PST by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: rdl6989

Respect is an alien concept for this cabal of evil doers.


20 posted on 12/10/2009 2:25:59 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: rdl6989

I think it’s bizarre that a guy comes from nowhere, gets the U.S. Presidency and then immediately gets the Nobel Peace Prize.

All for accomplishing nothing more than hype.

It defies all logic and reasonableness. It’s surreal.


21 posted on 12/10/2009 2:26:41 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: SamAdams76

Please do not demean Cracker Jack, haha.
Back in the 60s, I sold them 100 million plastic whistles.


22 posted on 12/10/2009 2:27:00 AM PST by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: tina07

The Nobel representative was clueless. 0bama has already done great things for peace in the world? Simply by existing??? Wow. The cold must freeze the brain in Norway. It’s a good thing my ancestors moved out.


23 posted on 12/10/2009 2:28:30 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: paulycy

LOL. Just blathering away. Pathetic!


24 posted on 12/10/2009 2:30:16 AM PST by onyx
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To: tina07

Mine is limitless too.


25 posted on 12/10/2009 2:31:33 AM PST by onyx
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To: AlexW

LOL.

Your whistles brought a lot of joy to myself and many others and misery to many parents.


26 posted on 12/10/2009 2:31:41 AM PST by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in to the world. I love the USA)
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To: onyx

27 posted on 12/10/2009 2:33:49 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: paulycy

LOL. Did you just craft that?


28 posted on 12/10/2009 2:35:01 AM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

Nope. Had it in the old archives. Fits though, doesn’t it? He is sooooooooooooo consistent in this matter.


29 posted on 12/10/2009 2:35:58 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: paulycy

Yes, very fitting. Thank you for posting it!


30 posted on 12/10/2009 2:38:20 AM PST by onyx
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To: onyx

:0)


31 posted on 12/10/2009 2:40:10 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: brooklin

If it ain’t all about Zer0 why should he stay?

He’s pissing on his own. Stupid is as stupid does...


32 posted on 12/10/2009 2:41:41 AM PST by ChiMark
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To: paulycy
It’s stunning and embarrassing how inarticulate he is without a teleprompter.
33 posted on 12/10/2009 2:41:48 AM PST by Centaur (Never practice moderation to excess.)
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To: rdl6989
Class always reveals itself.

Even low class.

34 posted on 12/10/2009 2:46:45 AM PST by Quiller (When you're fighting to survive, there is no "try" -- there is only do, or do not.)
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To: Centaur
It’s stunning and embarrassing how inarticulate he is without a teleprompter.

Exactly. I cringe with embarrassment when I hear him.

How the heck did he get where he got? It was all scripted. He made his entire reputation on one speech that he kept (and keeps) rehashing and giving again and again and again. Without that he's nothing. Absolutely nothing.

It's creepy, too, IMO.

35 posted on 12/10/2009 2:47:44 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: paulycy

Obama: “I hate bush, you hate bush, vote for me, change hope change hope, blah blah hope allahuakhbar change hope socialism change hope redistribution of wealth blah change hope whiteys bad change hope hope hope”


36 posted on 12/10/2009 2:58:20 AM PST by ketelone
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To: rdl6989

What an effing racist arrogant turd.


37 posted on 12/10/2009 2:58:22 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: ketelone

And don’t forget “I won!”


38 posted on 12/10/2009 2:59:26 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: rdl6989

“Of all the things he is cancelling, I think the worst is cancelling the lunch with the king,” said Siv Jensen.

Hey Siv, maybe the crowd is to white at the palace for Barry. He only bows to Saudis and Chicoms.


39 posted on 12/10/2009 2:59:49 AM PST by poobear (Poobear, my Yorkie Poodle Terrier)
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To: paulycy
Exactly. There was one period of silence that was so long I looked up from my work to see if I'd lost satellite signal, hehe. He then filled it with some irrelevant platitude from his “’tude” bag. And the SRM made so much fun of Bush's speaking ability...I'd love to watch those guys faces during one of those [non]pregnant pauses.
40 posted on 12/10/2009 3:00:24 AM PST by Centaur (Never practice moderation to excess.)
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To: rdl6989

It’s all about him.

He wants to get in and get out because he knows he doesn’t deserve it and it exposes him to ridicule.

Yet he can’t turn it down, the proverbial rock & hard place - especially since he alienated his Left by increasing troops in Afghanistan.


41 posted on 12/10/2009 3:04:01 AM PST by DBCJR (What would you expect?)
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To: Centaur
I'd love to watch those guys faces during one of those [non]pregnant pauses.

That silence came after a Norwegian reporter basically asked "since you haven't done anything to earn this prize what will you do in the future to deserve it?" Zer0 just stood there with the dead fish look on his face.

Wouldn't you just love to see 0bama in a debate with GWB on what are the better policies for our country? GWB made some *big* mistakes but it would be so satisfying to see The One, without a teleprompter, get shut down by the "evil" George W. Bush. It would be good for the Conservative movement, too, despite GWB's shortcomings.

42 posted on 12/10/2009 3:04:40 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: rdl6989
Hey Norway....Obie don't care what you think.

Heck, he doesn't even care what the citizens of the USA think.
43 posted on 12/10/2009 3:06:19 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: rdl6989

The first low class/no class US Pres. May he be the last!


44 posted on 12/10/2009 3:08:17 AM PST by WellyP
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To: onyx

Now, here’s what to watch. Measure his bow to the King against his bow to the Emperor and King Abdullah.

Wanna bet he royally screws up and leaves Norway in a hail of rotten tomatos?

Shabby award + shabby character = shabby treatment.


45 posted on 12/10/2009 3:09:40 AM PST by plangent
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To: plangent

Oh, you’re so right! He’ll have to see the king at the award’s ceremony!

LOL! I like your rating’s scale. :)


46 posted on 12/10/2009 3:12:31 AM PST by onyx
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To: plangent
Shabby award + shabby character = shabby treatment.

Do you think he's snubbing them and treating them poorly because the timing of the award makes him look like an international fool?

47 posted on 12/10/2009 3:13:26 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: paulycy

Is it possible that they scheduled the awards to make him look that fool he is?


48 posted on 12/10/2009 3:16:39 AM PST by WellyP
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To: rdl6989
"According to a poll published by the daily tabloid VG, 44% of Norwegians believe it was rude of Obama to cancel his scheduled lunch with King Harald..."

You get what you play for!


49 posted on 12/10/2009 3:16:50 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: WellyP
Is it possible that they scheduled the awards to make him look that fool he is?

I think their head is too far up where it shouldn't be to want him to look foolish. I think the whole international leftist elite cabal is very shocked that they look so damn stupid for having given this nobody this "prestigious" prize that basically nobody respects anymore.

50 posted on 12/10/2009 3:19:47 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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