The Times they are a'changin (indeed)

by JeffT 12 Replies latest social entertainment

  • DesirousOfChange

    Seems like the Committee is having difficulty finding qualified candidates. Something that seems to be epidemic these days. Certainly Dylan has evidence of more accomplishments than 2009 winner, Barack Obama who had been in office only 9 months. Also referred to as the "you're not George W. Bush" award.

    "This is the Nobel committee giving Obama the 'you are not George W. Bush' award," Brian Becker, national coordinator of Act Now To Stop War and End Racism, said in a Reuters report at the time.

    In 2015, the former director of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, seemed to regret the decision, writing in his autobiography that the committee thought the prize would strengthen the president, but that it didn't have this effect"

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  • snugglebunny

    I'd never even heard of Woodie Guthrie until I attended a folk concert back in the 70's and a fella called John Fitzgerald was singing this:

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