This is Obama being humble. He wanted to ensure that anyone that had not heard that won the Nobel Peace Prize would hear it straight from him………………
A Call To Action????
Mike Monsoor, Navy Petty Officer Second Class, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Second Class
April 5th, 1981 ~ September 29th, 2006
Mike Monsoor was awarded “The Congressional Medal Of Honor” last week, for giving his life In Iraq as he jumped on and covered with his body a live hand grenade that was accidentally dropped by a Navy Seal saving the lives of a large group of Navy Seals that was passing by!
During Mike Monsoor’s funeral, at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego , California;
The six pallbearers removed the rosewood casket from the hearse and lined up on each side of Mike Monsoor’s casket. A column of people including his family members, friends, fellow sailors, and well-wishers gathered. The column of people continued from the hearse all the way to the grave site.
What the group didn’t know at the time was, every Navy Seal (45 To Be Exact) that Mike Monsoor saved that day was scattered through-out the column! Every time the rosewood casket passed a Navy Seal, he would remove his gold Trident Pin from his uniform and slap it down hard, causing the Gold Trident Pin to embed Itself into the top of the wooden casket! Then the Navy Seal would step back from the column and salute!
It was said that you could hear each of the 45 slaps from across the cemetery! By the time the rosewood casket reached the grave site, it looked as though it had a gold inlay from the 45 Trident Pins that lined the top!
Please keep Mike’s family in your thoughts and prayers today……………………….
Hat tip reader Bob – thank you.
Just seemed appropriate on Obama’s special day ;o)
The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize and shocked Nobel observers because Obama took office less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline. Obama’s name had been mentioned in speculation before the award but many Nobel watchers believed it was too early to award the president.
Rather than recognizing concrete achievement, the 2009 prize appeared intended to support initiatives that have yet to bear fruit: reducing the world stock of nuclear arms, easing American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthening the U.S. role in combating climate change.
So this is a pre-emptive award?
Even MSNBC thinks this is a joke. Once again – it’s Bush’s fault.
Diversity = too many white people.
Have we just reached the point where racism against whites is acceptable?
IPCC Climatologist Stephen Schneider talks about the need for government to restrict people’s rights to make global warming worse on a personal level, when better options are available.
Never heard of Stephen Schneider?
I continue to be amazed at how differently politicians speak when they don’t think they’re being recorded.
They’re trying to scare you.
You remember Robert Reich don’t you? He’s the Obama advisor that didn’t want recovery jobs to go to “white male construction workers”.