Nobel Nobel

Eye on the Prize, Number 14

 

The prize is almost within your grasp, President Tiny Hands. Don’t let it slip away:

North Korea says US ‘deceived’ Pyongyang on nuclear talks after Trump sends Kim birthday letter

I’m sure this year you will be off to Oslo to pick up your prize, that is unless you’re in jail. Then they need to mail it to you.

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Eye on the Prize, Number 13

Happy New Year and to hopes of seeing a new winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Is our glorious president finally getting the reward he so much deserves for de-escalating tensions with the rogue DPRK? Things are looking better and better all the time:

Kim Jong-un said North Korea was free of a self-imposed pause on testing nuclear weapons and long-range missiles, which President Trump had called a diplomatic victory.

I guess not.

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Eye on the Prize, Number 12

Go for it. The Prize is almost within your grasp:

North Korea calls Trump a ‘heedless and erratic old man’

Once again, let us hear that soul-stirring rally cry. Nobel-Nobel!

This is your president speaking.

Number 237 in a series

And now a few words from the President of the United States.

 “…this country is so respected. And we were not respected four years ago. We were laughed at.”

This was the President of the United States speaking at a rally of his faithful in Hershey, Pennsylvania, earlier this week. It’s a reminder of how Donald Trump has raised the stature of the presidency since he took office. Respect of the American government is reflected in admiration from other world leaders.

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling more respected already.

Houston, we have a problem.

Number 16 of a series

Yes, that is correct. Our very own Texas Senator Ted Cruz is pushing the false notion that Ukraine got involved in the 2016 election. Chuck Todd interviewed the senator from Houston on Sunday, giving him ample opportunity to defend his stance.

“Because Russia interfered, the media pretends nobody else did. Ukraine blatantly interfered in our election. The sitting ambassador from Ukraine wrote an op-ed blasting Donald Trump during the election season. … It’s hysterical two years ago there was article after article after article in the mainstream media about Ukrainian interference in the elections, but now, the Democrats have no evidence of a crime. No evidence of violating the law. And so suddenly Ukraine interference is treated as the media clutches their pearls, oh my goodness, you can’t say that! Last week, Chuck, you called Sen. John Kennedy basically a stooge for Putin.”

First off, I will concede Senator Kennedy is a stooge for Vladimir Putin, albeit unwittingly, the only way he knows how.

Second, Axios goes on to provide some reality.

Reality check: In 2014, Russia invaded, occupied and annexed the territory of Crimea from Ukraine. In response, the U.S. and much of the international community denounced Russia and refused to recognize its annexation of the peninsula.

  • During the 2016 election, Ukraine’s ambassador to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly wrote an op-ed for The Hill in which he criticized candidate Trump for saying he would consider recognizing Crimea as Russian territory. That op-ed is one of several actions that Republicans say amount to election interference.

Yeah, being of sound mind and body, I also conclude Chaly’s response would be the expected one when an American presidential candidate sided with his enemy in an ongoing war. If Senator Kruz thinks this amounts to support for candidate Clinton, then, Houston, we definitely have a problem.

Quid Pro Quo

Closing it Down, Number 5 in a Series

The Lord giveth, and the Lord giveth some more. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Our President is a bottomless cup. Every day brings additional joy. Here is some more:

Donald J. Trump <contact@victory.donaldtrump.com>
To: jf_blanton@yahoo.comDec 5 at 2:35 PM

IMPEACHMENT SCAM CONCLUSION:
NO QUID PRO QUO. NO BRIBERY. NO TREASON

John,Jerry Nadler has taken over this Impeachment Hearing Scam and has turned it into even more of a circus than it already was.

First, the Left cried Quid Pro Quo, then bribery, and now TREASON? This entire HOAX has been JERRY-RIGGED by the Radical Democrats and we cannot put up with it any longer.

Nancy and Jerry are trying to brainwash the American People like the 2016 Election never happened – like YOUR VOTE never happened. WE NEED TO FIGHT BACK. I’m calling on YOU to step up to defend me from their baseless LIES.

First, TREASON? That’s a thought. If this be treason, make the most of it. I will go for treason. Tell us what else you did.

I should defend you from their baseless lies? How about you defend yourself, big guy. I mean, you came to us with the promise you knew more than the generals, maybe more than anybody. Now you are pleading for my help? I am so disillusioned. Like I caught my dog stealing the newspaper. I may never recover. “Bear with me; my heart is in the coffin there with Caesar, and I must pause till it come back to me.”

Otherwise known as give and take. Thank you, Lord.

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Eye on the Prize, Number 11

You wouldn’t like it in Oslo in December. Weather is terrible. No worries. Your presence is not required:

North Korea’s U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States

By Michelle Nichols

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 7 (Reuters) – North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed.

Ambassador Kim Song’s comment appeared to go further than North Korea’s earlier warning that discussions related to its nuclear weapons program, the central focus of U.S. engagement with North Korea in the past two years, might have to be taken off the table given Washington’s refusal to offer concessions.

Hey! There is still a shot at Mr. Congeniality. Then, maybe not.

This is your president speaking.

Number 234 in a series

And now a few words from the President of the United States.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrumpThe Fake News Media is doing everything possible to belittle my VERY successful trip to London for NATO. I got along great with the NATO leaders, even getting them to pay $130 Billion a year more, & $400 Billion a year more in 3 years. No increase for U.S., only deep respect!

4:36 PM · Dec 4, 2019Twitter for iPhone

New Flash! The Fake News Media don’t have to do anything to belittle your trip to London for NATO. You have done that nicely.

Breathtaking Inanity

Number 28 of a continuing series

That’s Congressman Devin Nunes, representing California District 22. He is on the House Intelligence Committee, and he is seen here in clips from The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. He is commenting on the scheme by the Ukrainian government to work against Donald Trump’s campaign for president in 2016 and to support campaign rival Hillary Clinton. We see him making such remarks multiple times.

The problem is this is the definition of breathtaking inanity. The notions Congressman Nunes continued to push during the committee session are completely at odds with known facts.

Yeah, Ukraine was not the country working to tip the scales in 2016. It was mother Russia, which fact Mr. Nunes and multiple Republican officials in the government choose to ignore. Was ever our breath so taken away.

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Eye on the Prize, Number 10

A reminder, the President of the United States is a deal maker:

North Korea snubs Trump, saying he hasn’t earned a new summit to ‘brag about’

November 18, 2019 at 4:25 p.m. CST

President Trump’s transactional approach to foreign policy assumes that everything has a price. The problem for him in his nuclear gamble with North Korea is that Kim Jong Un may not be buying.

In a blunt put-down Monday, North Korea rejected what a senior adviser to Kim called another “fruitless” one-on-one with Trump. It was the latest reminder that Trump’s open-door policy for bargaining with authoritarians means those leaders can slam the door in his face.

“We are no longer interested in such talks that bring nothing to us,” said Kim Kye Gwan, a veteran diplomat and Foreign Ministry adviser. “As we have got nothing in return, we will no longer gift the U.S. president with something he can brag about.”

Now aren’t you glad you didn’t vote for that Hillary woman?

The Ever-Diminishing List of Those Who Cannot Obtain Life Insurance at any Price

Number 25 in a series

The way it works is this. A rising star in the world of god worship (money worship, power worship, your findings may vary) runs out of room in the world of myth and magic and comes up against the hard reality of the physical world. So he needs to be replaced, and a new rising star takes his place. And the newbie suddenly finds it is impossible to obtain life insurance at any price.

ISIS names new leader as it confirms Baghdadi’s death

So, Mr. al-Hashimi al_Qurashi, welcome to the club. And for me will you please send my personal regrets to your insurance agent. May his name become legend around the bureau office.

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Eye on the Prize, Number 9

Next year for sure, Sweet Cheeks.

North Korea says it’s running out of patience with US

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday said it’s running out of patience with the United States over what it described as hostile policies and unilateral disarmament demands, and warned that a close personal relationship between the leaders alone wouldn’t be enough to prevent nuclear diplomacy from derailing.

In a statement published by Pyongyang’s official Korean Central News Agency, senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol said there has been no substantial progress in relations despite warm ties between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. He said the persisting hostility means “there can be the exchange of fire at any moment.”

I’m already making my reservations for Oslo. See you there, Mr. President. Or else in jail.

Nobel Nobel

Eye on the Prize, Number 7

World peace is finally within our grasp. What would we ever have done without Donald Trump?

US, North Korea break off nuclear talks: report

U.S. and North Korean negotiators broke off high-level nuclear talks after months of negotiations between the two countries.

Reuters reported Saturday that North Korea’s top official present for negotiations with the U.S. told reporters that the U.S. had brought nothing to the table for the latest round of talks.

“The negotiations have not fulfilled our expectation and finally broke off,” Kim Myong Gil said.

Right now I’m making plans to journey to Oslo this December to watch the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee hang it around our president’s neck. And I am holding my breath until then.

This is your president speaking.

Number 216 in a series

And now a few words from the President of the United States.

LONDON needs a new mayor ASAP. Khan is a disaster – will only get worse!

The president’s tweet is in apparent response to another by Katie Hopkins:

20 hours in Stab-City UPDATE 2 stabbed to death 1 shot dead Three stabbed – but not dead. Wandsworth & Tower Hamlets This is Khan’s Londonistan.

Wow! killings in London, and the mayor is responsible. Killings in the United States, and the president is not responsible:

US leads the world in child gun deaths

(CNN) — Death by gunshot was the second-highest cause of death in the United States in 2016 among children and adolescents ages 1 to 19, according to a study released Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The mayor needs to get his act together.

This is your president speaking.

Number 215 in a series

And now a few words from the President of the United States.

Thank you Mr. Prime Minister, a great honor!

That is great news for the President of the United States, and for the people he serves so humbly. Apparently the need for humility is manifest.

Israeli Town Named After Trump Appears to be Fake News

But according to an article in the Israeli daily Ha’aretz and multiple reports in the Israeli press, it’s more Potemkin village than Trump Heights. No actual town or village has actually been founded at all. It appears to be little more than a PR stunt to curry favor with the President who continues to openly support Netanyahu as the country moves toward new elections in September. No money has been budgeted for the new town. Nor is there specific location. Indeed, there’s no commitment to build a town at all. The decision will be left to the government that takes power after the next election. In the words of Israeli journalist Barak Ravid: “A settlement by the name of “Trump Heights” or “Ramat Trump” doesn’t exist. It my exist in the future but the Israeli cabinet still hasn’t even decided to do it. For now there’s only a sign.“

The head of the Golan caucus in the Israeli Knesset, Zvi Hauser went even further: “Anyone who reads the fine print of the ‘historic’ decision understands that this is a conceptual decision. There is no funding. There is no planning. There is no location and there is really no committed decision.”

The ceremony seems to be an effort to further burnish the current government’s bond with President Trump who loves nothing more than a ribbon cutting ceremony with his name is shiny gold lettering. The decision to build a town may be taken later. Or it may never happen at all. For Trump the fine print doesn’t seem to matter.

May we all become humble.

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Eye on the Prize, Number 5

How about that Nobel Prize?

The Nobel Peace Prize (SwedishNorwegianNobels fredspris) is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in ChemistryPhysicsPhysiology or Medicine, and Literature. Since March 1901, it has been awarded annually (with some exceptions) to those who have “done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses“.

Barack Obama won the Prize just for getting elected. Later this year we expect President Trump to make the trek to Oslo to get his.

Sources say that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un expressed his anger and frustration with the US following his failed summit with President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a North Korea-Russia summit in Vladivostok, Russia. CNN’s Brian Todd reports.

How about that Nobel Prize!

Maybe next year.