Friday, October 09, 2009

My Letter To Nobel Prize Committee

The email below was sent this morning. There is nothing else to say that I didn't say to the Nobel Prize Committee.

From: Rick Boyne
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 10:27 AM
To: ''
Subject: 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

Please forward to the appropriate committee members:

Dear 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Committee: Thorbjørn Jagland, Geir Lundestad, Kaci Kullmann Five, Sissel Rønbeck, Inger-Marie Ytterhorn, Ågot Valle
I am shocked and outraged at your selection of US President Barak Obama as the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The nomination deadline was a mere two weeks after this man assumed the office of President. What on earth could he have done in those two weeks to merit receiving this prestigious award?

This year’s prize is a slap in the face to all previous award recipients who deserved the award. It diminishes the award’s value and meaning. It is an insult to brokers of peace who truly have earned this award.

Perhaps if you had awarded Mr. Obama after he had proved himself, you could have preserved the integrity of your award. But, alas, you have corrupted its meaning, value, and future desirability and have turned it into something akin to a teen-aged popularity contest.


Rick Boyne
Wagoner, OK, 74467



Anonymous said...

Rick, I couldn't agree more. You statement could not have been more on target.


Anonymous said...

I have to agree with all that was said in the letter sent. Really what has he done...

Strong Tower said...

Rick Boyne's right.

TheStormentGirl said...

I'm in full agreement. He may have promoted peace internationally but he's put peace at risk right here in the homeland.

Unknown said...

I passed a tractor trailer last week that belongs to the Marines. The only words on the side are "Earned...never given"

Bob S

Simple Shutter Photography said...

Yep, I agree. It's just another ploy to sell Americans (and the world) on Obama. And after all this time in office he still has done nothing but talk. Well, he has spent tones of money on social projects and promoted same sex marriages and abortions. So, I guess if that's the change America seeks, well, then there you go.