As you all undoubtedly know by now, our esteemed President is this year’s winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Let’s review the purpose of the Nobel Peace Prize–taken from our friends at Wikipedia:
The Nobel Peace Prize (Swedish and Norwegian: Nobels fredspris) is the name of one of five Nobel Prizes bequeathed by the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel. According to Nobel’s will, the Peace Prize should be awarded “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.
Well, in light of that definition it is easy to see why President Obama, Vice-President Al Gore and President Carter have all been recipients of this award. And let us not forget the most deserving recipient, Yasser Arafat. (he won in 1994).
So, I could go on and on about this but the talk show hosts and media have beat it to death today. What hasn’t been discussed are the other lesser known awards that were given today along the same line of thinking. You didn’t hear about them? Well, here is a review of other awards with, let’s say, similar results.
1. The Mother Theresa Award -this award goes to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for children of all races throughout the world by making them happy instead of sad. This year’s winner:
2. The Joe Namath Award-this award goes to the person who shall have done the most to promote great hair products. This year’s winner is:
3. The Abraham Lincoln Civility Award-this award goes to the person who shall have done the most to promote civility among the various and diverse members of our great society. This year’s winner is:
4. The Mr. Monopoly Economic Award-this award goes to the person who shall have done the most to promote sound economics, savings and investments in the lives of others. This year’s winner is:
5. The George Washington Cherry Tree Media Award-this award goes to the media outlet that shall have done the most to promote honesty and integrity in the publication of unbiased news. This year’s winner is:
The New York Times
and finally, I want to thank the State Bar of Texas for honoring me with The Best Family Law Attorney Award. Here is a short piece of the interview I gave shortly after receiving my award.
Presenter: How does it feel Mr. Klasing to have won such an esteemed award?
Murphy: I am surprised and humbled, but mostly surprised.
Presenter: But why are you so surprised?
Murphy: Well frankly, I don’t practice Family Law–I mean yeah, I’ve been in Family Court, um… I think once, but I am not a Family Attorney.
Presenter: Well, the award is given to you this year because you have said the most about bringing about real change in the Family law system and you have inspired much hope among that section of the bar.
Murphy: Really? Odd. I mean, sure I’m flattered, but I can’t think of what it is I have really actually done. Sure I have said that the divorce rate is too high in America and that we need to do something to bring the family back together, but I mean…
Presenter: See–there you go.
Murphy: See what? I mean, of course I will accept this award as a call to action to stop divorce and child custody battles and to do what I can to bring the family back together–but you have to understand, I’m a trial lawyer whose practice primarily centers around defending corporations and small companies, not dividing silver ware—not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Presenter: Well I think you now know why you received this esteemed award and I want to thank you for your time today. This is Randy Meier for MSNBC News Headlines.