Archive for January, 2013

The United States in the world

January 3, 2013

It’s a good thing we’ve replaced the cowboy George Bush and his Darth Vader vice president, Dick Cheney, so that the United States can again be liked by the rest of the world. We wouldn’t want the rest of the world to think we’re out there arresting people who aren’t U.S. citizens, who have never been to the U.S., and who haven’t attacked any U.S. citizens or assets.

What’s that you say? A federal court in New York has done just that?

I miss George W. Bush.

Al Gore sells himself

January 3, 2013

I stopped paying attention to Al Gore 10 years ago, and by the ratings his network has gotten, apparently most of the rest of the country did as well. But now I think those who have felt some obligation to pay attention to him, whether they feel bad about the 2000 election or are committed climate alarmists, can now safely leave him behind. The patron saint of climate alarmism has sold his network to a Middle East news corporation, most of his payout (~$100 million) coming no doubt from oil profits.

On top of that, the article notes he and his partners were anxious to get the deal done in 2012 to avoid higher capital gains taxes that are now in effect. Keep that in mind next time he makes any comment about the 1%, of which he is a member in good standing, paying their fair share.