Here it is, a special Columbus Day comic just for you!
On a different note, how about that Nobel Peace Prize that Obama won this weekend, eh? I won’t get into whether he deserves it or not (I spent enough time this weekend arguing that with friends). I will say that it is a little strange to me just how uniform and vicious the opposition to the selection of Obama for the Peace Prize is.
It’s not as if Obama is the first recipient to be selected based on what they are working to accomplish (which seems to be the sort of rationale the committee offered this year) rather than what they have already accomplished. Last I checked, Al Gore had not yet succeeded in putting an end to Global Warming when he won. It’s understandable why one might object to that sort of practice, maybe people think that the prize should be reserved for things that have already been accomplished. But then why have we not seen nearly as much widespread opposition and outrage at the selection of Peace Prize recipients like Gore?
This phenomenon is not restricted just to the Peace Prize. I leave you with a rather humorous look at the many things that were once a beloved part of Americana, but no longer are because of Obama.