With peace being harder and harder to find in the world, it's small wonder that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee is having an increasingly difficult time locating any real peacemakers.
Following last year's laughable award to Barack Hussein Obama, the Committee chose to present this year's Nobel Peace Prize to...an empty chair. Although at least it was empty for a good reason; the intended recipient, Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, was barred by his government from attending.
Barack Obama, commenting on passing the prize to a new winner after administering over a not-so-peaceful world for a year, modestly stated that the award "speaks to our highest aspirations" and that it is "claimed by giants of history and courageous advocates who have sacrificed for freedom and justice."
"Giants of history?" Oh please...
However, it is true that the alleged president courageously sacrificed several vacation days during his reign as King of World Peace, and was also willing to cut back on basketball games if it became absolutely necessary (though thankfully it never came to this).
In any event, Hope n' Change sends our congratulations to Mr. Xiaobo for his Nobel Peace Prize win...and our condolences that the Prize lost any meaning just one year earlier.