Friday, January 4, 2013

Al Jazeera Gore

The man lots love to hate made news this week in selling his 20% stake in his poorly performing cable network.  Of course this story is about Al Jazeera Gore.  The Qatar government owned news network paid half a billion big boys to acquire Current TV from Alfalfa and his team.

Commentators on Fox called Alaric a hypocrite.  The New York Times exposed Big Al as trying to close the deal before the new tax rates took effect.  I simply will not be part of the name calling and will simply refer to Fat Albert from now on as Al Jazeera Gore.

AJG had an Orthodox Jew as his running mate back in 2000 to win the Florida vote.  Now that we are upon the bar mitzvah of the hanging chad episode, AJG has thrown all caution to the wind in return for his hundred million dollars and is willing to team up with the anti-American and anti-Israel crowd in his own words "to give voice to those who are not typically heard; to speak truth to power; to provide independent and diverse points of view; and to tell the stories that no one else is telling."

OK AJG “to give voice to those who are typically not heard” seems a bit far-fetched when you are one of the loudest voices in the room and the mobs in the Middle East are certainly not quiet. “To speak truth to power” is kind of hard to swallow when you and your buddies at Bloom Energy fib about the carbon emissions, the efficiency, and toxic hazardous waste of your Boxes.   “To provide independent and diverse points of view” tell me about your independence from Wall Street and your money making schemes.  “To tell the story no one else is telling” c’mon Al only Fox did that about Benghazi while your ex-boss’ wife was blaming a video.

AJG is now all jazzed up that he is tight with Qatar.  His common bond with Qatar is their equally high carbon footprint.   No joke!  Qatar has the highest per capita carbon dioxide footprint of any country in the world at 55.4 metric tons per person per year which is 10 times the world average.  I bet AJG has a carbon footprint ten times higher than the average Qatari.   The average "wasteful" American emits only 17.7 metric tons of CO2 per year.  The one good thing about the sale of Current is that the electricity in the current will come from fully nonrenewable resources, the hundreds of billions of dollars of oil wealth the Qataris have amassed.

We had “LBJ all the way” now we have “AJG you’re BSing me”.