Audacity in action: Obama blows off Nobel niceties

Well, at least Potus didn’t send over a bunch of DVD’s that don’t play in Europe. Getting some class. Me me me me me

Barack Obama’s trip to Oslo to pick up his Nobel peace award is in danger of being overshadowed by a row over the cancellation of a series of events normally attended by the prizewinner.

 Norwegians are incensed over what they view as his shabby response to the prize by cutting short his visit.

The White House has cancelled many of the events peace prize laureates traditionally submit to, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel committee, a press conference, a television interview, appearances at a children’s event promoting peace and a music concert, as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honour at the Nobel peace centre.

He has also turned down a lunch invitation from the King of Norway.

The Nobel committee and the people of Norway are coming to grips with the first rule of Obama:

1. It’s All About Me.

If they had been paying attention they would have known that this is his usual modus operandi.

He pretty much plans to skip the whole event, except for the juicy parts where he accepts the award and makes the big historic speech. From the Guardian:

Mysterious Giant Spiral Dominates Norway’s Sky

A mysterious giant spiral of light that dominated the sky over Norway on Wednesday has stunned experts — raising the possibility of an entirely new astral phenomenon.

I am just waiting to hear how it is “the star” heralding the arrival of our chosen one’s arrival in Norway– surely he thinks that, don’t you think?

Thousands of awe-struck Norwegians bombarded the Meteorological Institute to ask what the incredible light — which could be seen in the pre-dawn sky for hundreds of miles — could possibly be.

Theories have ranged from a misfired Russian missile, meteor fireball, never-before-seen type of northern light, black hole and even alien activity.

Witnesses across Norway all described seeing a spinning “Catherine wheel-style” spiral of white light, centered around a bright moon-like star. A blue “streaming tail” appeared to anchor the spiral to earth, before the light “exploded” into a rotating ring of white fire.

Sightings of the spiral spectacle, which lasted for two minutes, were reported as far north as Finnmark to Trondelag in the south.

Chief Scientist Erik Tandberg, at the Norwegian Space Centre, said that he too was “totally amazed” by the spiral.,2933,579868,00.html?loomia_ow=t0:s0:a16:g4:r2:c0.000000:b0:z10

Obama’s EPA thugs threaten Congress

Administration Warns of ‘Command-and-Control’ Regulation Over Emissions

This ain’t no Chicago– and time for congress to straighten out our wandering marxist. Who was this spokesman? All congress has to do is tell the EPA where to go in a one page piece of legislation. Bully Bully no more.

The Obama administration is warning Congress that if it doesn’t move to regulate greenhouse gases, the Environmental Protection Agency will take a “command-and-control” role over the process in a way that could hurt business.  

But while administration officials have long said they prefer Congress take action on climate change, the economic official who spoke with reporters Tuesday night made clear that the EPA will not wait and is prepared to act on its own. 

And it won’t be pretty. 

“If you don’t pass this legislation, then … the EPA is going to have to regulate in this area,” the official said. “And it is not going to be able to regulate on a market-based way, so it’s going to have to regulate in a command-and-control way, which will probably generate even more uncertainty.” 

Climate change legislation that passed the House is stuck in the Senate, but the EPA finding Monday was seen as a boost to the U.S. delegation in Denmark trying to convince other countries that Washington is capable of taking action to follow through with any global commitments.

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