Closing Thought–14Sep20

The best performance by a blogger in support of world affairs…AWARD

I would like to thank all those readers that have made winning this award possible….

Are you confused?

Well if the president can make up an award so can I……it seems that Don the Orange is claiming he won the coveted “Bay of Pigs Award”….

President Trump says he won something called the Bay of Pigs Award—which, according to multiple media outlets, does not actually exist. The comment came in a Trump tweet attacking rival Joe Biden Sunday: “Sleepy Joe Biden has spent 47 years in politics being terrible to Hispanics. Now he is relying on Castro lover Bernie Sanders to help him out. That won’t work! Remember, Miami Cubans gave me the highly honored Bay of Pigs Award for all I have done for our great Cuban Population!” Needless to say, many were having fun with the comment on Twitter. As for what Trump meant, his campaign is claiming it’s the “hand-painted Brigade 2506 shield” he received in 2016.

As the Guardian reports, Trump visited the Bay of Pigs museum in Miami’s Little Havana in October of that year; survivors of Brigade 2506, the unit that carried out the invasion, meet at the museum and presented him with the shield. He also received the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association endorsement, which many on Twitter were pointing out he had apparently confused with an award. The AP reports that endorsement was “the first ever from the group of Florida-based veterans who fought in the United States’ failed attempt to overthrow the Cuban government in the 1961 invasion.” The Guardian notes Trump has at other times claimed to have received awards that don’t actually exist, including his claim that Michigan once named him Man of the Year.

Not to be concerned….a immigrant hating Norwegian has enter Trump’s name in the Nobel race…..

President Trump has a big fan in Norway, and now the possibility of a Nobel Peace Prize, thanks to his somewhat-newfound friend. Fox News reports that Norwegian Parliament member Christian Tybring-Gjedde has nominated Trump for the honor based on his role in establishing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, announced last month. “This agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity,” Tybring-Gjedde, who also nominated Trump in 2018, said in his letter to the Nobel Committee. Tybring-Gjedde also cited Trump’s efforts on the Korean Peninsula and in the Kashmir border dispute. The Daily Beast and Independent point out that any member of a national government or assembly, or even a university professor, can throw someone’s name in the ring, and that hundreds of people are nominated each year.

The outlet also notes that Tybring-Gjedde is one of the Scandinavian nation’s “most well-known anti-immigration cranks,” who’s made multiple eyebrow-raising statements on the topic. Tybring-Gjedde, however, insists his nomination of the US president shouldn’t be downplayed. “I’m not a big Trump supporter,” he tells Fox. “The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts—not on the way he behaves sometimes. The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump. For example, Barack Obama did nothing.” Obama received the 2009 Peace Prize for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” especially for his “vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.” Per Sky News, a signing ceremony for the Israel-UAE deal will take place on Sept. 15.

Can I just say win or lose it is just an honor to be nominated…..

On a side note–Looks like yet another storm, Sally, is heading to my region and if so then I may without the internet for awhile…..not to worry I will return as soon as possible….

My last thought of the day…..

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

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