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Reactions are still coming in from the announcement of Al Jazeera purchasing CURRENT TV.

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77 Responses to Friday Funny

  1. Andrejs Vanags says:

    Thanks Al Gore.. for defusing future hate-filled attacks on any comment skeptical of anthropogenic global warming, given that we are ‘funded and controlled by the evil and filthy rich oil companies’. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

  2. DaveG says:

    Al Gore the ultimate hypocrite can now say…
    I’ve looked a climate from both sides now – Wow they both pay handsomely!
    Who cares where the money comes from as long as it comes!!!!

  3. ZootCadillac says:

    I think it’s worth remembering that Current TV has been purchased not as a going concern but for their broadcasting rights ( and possibly premises and equipment ). The station will not continue as Current TV but is to be replaced by Al Jazeera American. Current TV as a brand and all of its programming will cease to exist. Which is a good thing, right?

    Even as chairman I’m not sure how much Gore would have had to do with the sale. I expect that Joel Hyatt did most of the donkey work with large shareholders such as Burkle and Gore along with the likes of Comcast simply being offered a proposal ( there appear to have been other suitors, i don’t know who ) to say yay or nay to and collect their windfalls after signing.

    It does appear to me to have been slightly overvalued given that a good chunk of revenue came via Time Warner and they have refused to carry the new station. Odd that it’s subscription based in the US as it’s free ( to cable and satellite ) over here. Not that this gained them any more of an audience.

  4. crosspatch says:

    I hear they are hiring Baghdad Bob to be their chief climate correspondent.

  5. DaveG says:

    I Just read this from IBD.

    Mark it up as a three-fer in greedy hypocrisy for Gore. He gives anti-Semitic Islamists more influence in America, takes $100 million in cash from Big Oil (after making a lucrative living by claiming that it’s destroying the planet), and gives those same greenhouse gasbags a foothold in the U.S. media.

    Al, you’re a beauty!!!!!

  6. pkatt says:

    But Al and Al do have similar interests.. one day the “Brain” will rule the world… AGAIN???

  7. Magoo says:

    @DaveG:
    AND Gore also tried to avoid paying extra tax (like a typical socialist) by desperately trying to conclude the sale before the Democrats new tax regulations came in on Jan the 1st.

  8. eworrall1 says:

    Just waiting for Al to say:- “It doesn’t matter whether it is a white cat or a black cat, a cat that catches mice is a good cat.”

    :-)

  9. Go Home says:

    AI have had a little history with Current TV back when they hired Keith Olbermann, and before they fired him. You see, I disliked Keith very much, and became a professional troll at their website (a beloved troll I can add). I use to love to discuss his daily rants with the blind leftist friends of Keith, the whole right is racist, tea party racist, OWS greatest thing since sliced bread.

    I loved facts, so I always came armed. Especially about his failed ratings while at Current TV and the lunacy near the end which got him fired. His koolaide drinking lefties were shocked. I was vindicated.

    Anyhoo….back when he was praising the OWS and cursing the cops as fascists I posted this…..
    ____________
    “From Alexa,com…CurrentTV rankings within countries, top 5:

    Pakistan – ranked 1,324
    India – ranked 2,148
    Phillipines – ranked 2,432
    Bangladesh – ranked 2,730
    USA – ranked 3,150

    So the islamist militants are likely finding Keith Online videos very inspirational. I have seen Currents rankings rise in Pakistan the past two months. They must love the OWS cop bashing videos very much.

    And today we find that Al Quada was quite fond of Keith Olbermann and were sad to see he got fired from MSNBC….

    “This Al Qaeda media strategy story keeps getting weirder and weirder. Last week we noted that Al Qaeda really disliked Fox News Channel, according to documents seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.”
    _________________

    So I now find it funny now how that network has been sold to Al Jazeera by good old Al. And he declined early last year to sell it to Glen Beck. You got to love the left in this country.

    I also created this little faux video of Keith back when he was at MSNBC and predicting his demise there. For those that may like to see a little of Keith’s best rantings while debating the famous Etrade babies.

    Keith Olbermann Countdown unaired episode with a meltdown

  10. Seems to me this is not the action of a socialist but that of a capitalist after all maximize your profit first and the devil take the hind most.

  11. Go Home says:

    Sorry, missed part of the quotes from that article in my post above.

    ” According to the Washington Post‘s David Ignatius, Al Qaeda’s … preferred MSNBC when Keith Olbermann was hosting there: “

  12. Ric Werme says:

    The context sensitive ad that I see is for “Brain training games.” That’s a good editorial comment!

  13. Rhys Jaggar says:

    Ah well, no doubt it’ll give Al Gore, on one of his perfunctory ‘consultancy’ trips to the Gulf courtesy of the sale, to pop in to say ‘Hi!’ to Dick Cheney, now that Halliburton has relocated its HQ to that part of the world…….

  14. Patrick says:

    Strange, if ever I want a break from the main stream propaganda broadcasters here in Aus such as ABC, SBS etc, I turn to Al Jazeera.

  15. RoHa says:

    “Seems to me this is not the action of a socialist but that of a capitalist after all”

    Of course. Gore is an American politician. There are no socialists in American politics. Just hard right-wingers and totally loony right-wingers.

  16. tumpys says:

    Been watching al jazera for years, its good news and less biased / skewed than other news oulets so pleased its coming to the us, nice to hear news sometimes thats isnt guided by govt spin etc…

  17. TomB says:

    ZootCadillac says:
    January 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm
    …. Odd that it’s subscription based in the US as it’s free ( to cable and satellite ) over here.

    Odd? Odd? Are you serious? Some of us actually remember the events of 9/11 and have not forgiven those who celebrated it.

  18. Doug Huffman says:

    @DaveG, “I’ve looked a climate from both sides now” Joni Mitchell was prescient!

    Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air
    And feather canyons everywhere, i’ve looked at cloud that way.
    But now they only block the sun, they rain and snow on everyone.
    So many things i would have done but clouds got in my way.

    I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now,
    From up and down, and still somehow
    It’s cloud illusions i recall.
    I really don’t know clouds at all.

    [ ... ]

  19. Elyess says:

    Being a junior scientist with no particular interest in any flavour of human/prophetic interaction or special/important/scary stories with which to frighten the kids…..And having worked as a north american (read canadian) oil and gas professional within the arab world for the past 25 years …. I would suggest that you folks south of the 49th give al jazeera english a listen to on youtube. In my humble opinion, it beats the p…h out of CNN and even rivals the BBC. However, should you folks continue to believe that you are exceptionally special and that your p…h does not smell, well then.enjoy your american dream and keep on listening your selves, alone.

  20. Jean Parisot says:

    So the news spectrum in the US will look like, from right to left: Fox Business, Fox News, AJ, CBS, ABC, CNN, NBC, NPR, MSNBC

  21. zbcustom says:

    Isn’t it time for a reprint of the previous comparisons of “poor ol’ Al’s” financial status when he left “politics” as opposed to now?

  22. ZootCadillac says:

    TomB says:
    January 5, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Odd? Odd? Are you serious? Some of us actually remember the events of 9/11 and have not forgiven those who celebrated it.

    And what does any of that have to do with me finding it odd that Americans were paying for Current TV in subscriptions yet the British were receiving it in the default channel line up?

  23. zbcustom says:

    Regarding Elyess @ 1:16am
    You miss the point. I don’t believe anyone has suggested that Al Jazeera shouldn’t be allowed to buy into a TV network.

  24. Jimbo says:

    It seems the sale of Current TV was pushed through to avoid having to pay more tax. That’s not the problem. The problem is that back in November Al Gore said in an interview with Reuters that:

    “Let’s ask the most fortunate in our society, including me and you, to do our fair share,”
    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hypocrite-gore-current-sale/2013/01/04/id/470048

    Is Al Gore a hypocrite? Al I can say is do as I say, and not as I do. Al Gore could sell snake oil to a snake oil salesman. He has no worries about taking big oil money funded Al Jazeera which is funded / owned by the oil and natural gas rich state of Qatar. So much for his worries about big oil and global warming.

  25. Jimbo says:

    Al Gore is the very same hypocrite who purchased a second large home with 6 fireplaces.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/05/17/photos-al-goree-new-8875_n_579286.html

    Al Gore is the very same hypocrite who managed Occidental Petroleum stock and taking polluting zinc cash while spouting off about the environment.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/03/al_gores_legacy_of_hypocrisy.html

    Al Gore is one of the biggest hypocrites the world has ever known.

  26. Otter says:

    Elyess~ We Americans who are familiar with the LIES of both CNN and the Beeb, are NOT impressed.

  27. Theodore says:

    I guess you could simply call the 100 Mmillion dollars as back pay. Al’s climate change conspiracy theory lead to restrictions on oil drilling in the hopes of raising the costs until people couldn’t afford to buy it. All he accomplished was letting OPEC sell it for two to three time what it was worth by rationing supply. Al made them tens of billions of extra money in the last decade, I am sure he was due his tip.

  28. RockyRoad says:

    Dennis Nikols says:
    January 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Seems to me this is not the action of a socialist but that of a capitalist after all maximize your profit first and the devil take the hind most.

    Ever hear of the term “evil socialist”, Dennis? You have now. Ever hear of the term “uninformed”, or “brainwashed”? SImply read your comment again.

    Elyess says:
    January 5, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Being a junior scientist with no particular interest in any flavour of human/prophetic interaction or special/important/scary stories with which to frighten the kids…..And having worked as a north american (read canadian) oil and gas professional within the arab world for the past 25 years …. I would suggest that you folks south of the 49th give al jazeera english a listen to on youtube. In my humble opinion, it beats the p…h out of CNN and even rivals the BBC. However, should you folks continue to believe that you are exceptionally special and that your p…h does not smell, well then.enjoy your american dream and keep on listening your selves, alone.

    No thanks, Elyess. I don’t consider either CNN or the BBC even worth watching–The Blaze is far superior on content and accuracy. And I don’t consider your nasty rant to be worth any more than the poor selection of adjectives you use, either. If you wish to embrace a station that was al Qaeda’s favorite, or proudly carried bin Laden’s messages, your value system certainly isn’t worth emulating–Of that I’m exceptionally sure.

  29. E.M.Smith says:

    @Rodky Road:

    I regularly watch Al Jazeera precisely because they put those folks on ‘straight’. It’s like having a camera ‘inside their tent’. Just amazing what it does for understanding of their goals and mind set…. “Observation is not agreement”. Ask any ‘forward spotter’….

    Though I agree with the ranking above by Jean Parisot that had AJ ahead of the likes of MSNBC. I’ve tried to watch it, really I have. Just don’t have the stomach for it. Come to think of it, don’t watch CBS or NBC or PBS either… F.Business, Fox News, CNBC, A.J., CNN, then other stuff…

  30. Jesus Green says:

    According to Glen Beck, another potential bidder for Current TV :

    Mr. Beck said on his radio show Thursday that his company’s interest was rebuffed “within 15 minutes.”
    “We were not allowed to the table,” he said. “He (Gore) didn’t sell to the highest bidder. He looked for, Who do I ideologically align with?”

    http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/03/gore-went-to-bat-for-al-jazeera-and-himself/

  31. d says:

    Al Gore was a hypocrite way before this incident. Now hopefully more people will realize this and link it to the whole alarmist climate movement.

  32. boodledug says:

    Oh and BTW from same article linked previously:

    Mr. Gore, … will have an unpaid seat on the board of the new Al Jazeera channel …

  33. beesaman says:

    Maybe, just maybe, he’s getting ready to bail out of the Global Warming scam and move into another ‘social’ area. He would need financial capital to do that and enough of it to make a big enough impact to drown out the criticism from the enviroloons.

  34. DaveyInUk says:

    Not a hypocrite, just a standard, know it all left-wing socialist suffering from the same narcissistic personality disorder that all socialists suffer from. They have answers and solutions to every known problem. This narcissistic personality disorder is fed by the love they feel from the fools who believe them and causes them to have intense hatred towards those fools who refuse to listen to them. All conversations with these loons is about proving their superiority never about solving problems.

    The increasing prevalence of this narcissistic personality disorder across the western world is of course killing it. Western civilisation is collapsing before our very eyes.

  35. DirkH says:

    E.M.Smith says:
    January 5, 2013 at 4:06 am
    “I regularly watch Al Jazeera precisely because they put those folks on ‘straight’. It’s like having a camera ‘inside their tent’. Just amazing what it does for understanding of their goals and mind set…. “Observation is not agreement”. Ask any ‘forward spotter’…. ”

    The goals have been written down 1,400 years ago as well as how to achieve them. (with every means available)

    The only interesting part is how and why they fail.

  36. beng says:

    ****
    E.M.Smith says:
    January 5, 2013 at 4:06 am
    ****

    The lesson here is that Al Jazeera lags in “progressiveness” compared to US/UK news channels. AJ still has some modicum of truth slipping thru.

    Don’t worry tho, AJ will eventually get it right, learning from their more experienced western counterparts. The Nazis employed socialist American university “research” to perfect their propaganda machine.

  37. Mick J says:

    boodledug says:
    January 5, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Oh and BTW from same article linked previously:

    Mr. Gore, … will have an unpaid seat on the board of the new Al Jazeera channel …
    ====================================================================

    Have watched Al Jazeera English for a while now and it does, I think, add to the News perspective by covering events ignored by other outlets. It obviously has its own editorial position but hardly unique in that respect and the discerning viewer can do their own filtering as one does with the rest of the bunch. :) However, on the environment front it could be sourcing its material straight from the BBC. There is a new series with the title Earth Rise, has a spectrum of reports some with useful content but the AGW meme pervades and I noted yesterday an on screen slide advocating that viewers go to the “Skeptical Science” site where will be found rebuttals for Skeptics claims. Gore with a seat on the board may end up with a vehicle with much more reach than Current TV.

  38. Crispin in Waterloo says:

    I have watched a bit of AJ in the past few months and it is pretty good. It is commonly provided at big hotels. It is much closer to how people think outside NA than NA-based networks. For textbook insanity try RT for half an hour! Although there is a broad spectrum of loons on offer in the West they are amateur hour compared with RT.

    AJ is becoming for many people the new BBC where the unvarnished opinion of all sides gets an airing, like it or not. The BBC, now suffused with the incandescent glow of CAGW, still gets a lot of traction in the Colonies because it plays the AJ role of reliably providing news about The Regime from outside.

    For those of you who are US-bound, please be aware that the CNN (etc) you see is not what appears on foreign screens. Overseas it is much more balanced and multinational in flavour, relatively speaking. Those wanting real balance about an event watch 3 or 4 channels to get different viewpoints. AJ is often one of them.

  39. JohnD says:

    When it comes to leftists, never assess as stupidity that which can be explained by malice.
    (spoonerism w-h/t to Napoleon)

  40. Doug Huffman says:

    Well my one dimension news spectrum might be RussiaToday, CNN (only because I can’t escape it), Fox News, Fox Business, Haaretz, DEBKA, and points in between. I have also a technical dimension, a philosophical dimension and a religious dimension.

    My understanding of American politics has been much influenced by Angelo Codevilla’s America’s Ruling Class – And the Perils of Revolution, and world politics by Samuel P. Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations – And The Remaking of World Order.

    I am ten years television free. It is the death of 1000 cuts to intelligence, the mind sucker.

  41. PaulH says:

    The TV station, equipment, broadcast/cable license, AJ are all beside the point. The real story here is: Al Gore purposefully and enthusiastically (and with a straight face) accepted an estimated $100,000,000 from Big Oil/OPEC. Enough said.

  42. Gunga Din says:

    Dennis Nikols says:
    January 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    Seems to me this is not the action of a socialist but that of a capitalist after all maximize your profit first and the devil take the hind most.

    =============================================================
    From Animal Farm: “All animals are created equal … but some animals are more equal than others.”

  43. Gunga Din says:

    zbcustom says:
    January 5, 2013 at 2:29 am
    Isn’t it time for a reprint of the previous comparisons of “poor ol’ Al’s” financial status when he left “politics” as opposed to now?

    ====================================================================
    The only real hockey stick in CAGW.

  44. richardscourtney says:

    PaulH:

    At January 5, 2013 at 7:15 am you say

    The TV station, equipment, broadcast/cable license, AJ are all beside the point. The real story here is: Al Gore purposefully and enthusiastically (and with a straight face) accepted an estimated $100,000,000 from Big Oil/OPEC. Enough said.

    Yes! Well said! Thankyou.

    I only post to iterate your important post in hope that it will help others to avoid missing it.

    As you say, that is the “real story” but it was completely lost in a torrent of irrelevance on the other thread.

    Richard

  45. Max Hugoson says:

    “Well my one dimension news spectrum might be RussiaToday, CNN (only because I can’t escape it), Fox News, Fox Business, Haaretz, DEBKA, and points in between. I have also a technical dimension, a philosophical dimension and a religious dimension.

    I am ten years television free. It is the death of 1000 cuts to intelligence, the mind sucker.”

    Doug – STOP TAKING MY LIFE! Hahaha, that is said with good humor. SOUNDS SO MUCH LIKE ME. The fact that RT (despite some biases) CONTINUOUSLY scores with more INTELLIGENT reporting has not been missed on my part. SAD in a way, but then again…the A.G. $100 Million for a TURKEY (i.e., a WORTHLESS ENTERPRISE) is perhaps much more deep than you realize. ALTHOUGH the enterprise is worthless, the AL GORE is still the “Goracle” and leading the sheeple to the cliff (NOT FISCAL).

    I have known for 30 years that we have enough shale oil/gas to run the USA for 500 to 1000 years. (Does ANYONE think we’ll be using FOSSIL FUELS 50, 100, or 300 years from now?)

    We just need enough to TRANSITION to “whatever” is coming. BUT, the LUDDITE urge and apocalypse of the Goracle is enough to DAMAGE the USA, the WEST…and give the planners in the Middle East MORE POWER. They are not so stupid as to know that.

    The Soviets used to call it, “Convenient Fool”. I, however, do subscribe to the concept that there are forces WILDLY beyond the planning of any temporal “conspirators”. Who’d have thought that the USSR would become the Union of Soley Saddened Russians?

    The Saudis could find their day over in a very short period of time also.

    And Al? I think the Goodyear Disease will take care of him!

    Max

  46. Max Hugoson says:

    Whoops, above needs “NOT know that” in place of “know that”. Sorry.

  47. David Jones says:

    crosspatch says:
    January 4, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    I hear they are hiring Baghdad Bob to be their chief climate correspondent.

    He’s probably better at it than Julia Slingo!

    (Not that that would be difficult!)

  48. Richard M says:

    There’s always the possibility that this was the end game all along. Since it would have been an uphill fight to gain cable slots for AJ directly, it makes sense to fund someone else to get those spots. Just sayin’ …

  49. David Jones says:

    Elyess says:
    January 5, 2013 at 1:16 am
    “I would suggest that you folks south of the 49th give al jazeera english a listen to on youtube. In my humble opinion, it beats the p…h out of CNN and even rivals the BBC.”

    As a Brit I do NOT regard “rivals the BBC” as being a statement of praise. Totally the opposite!

  50. David Jones says:

    Crispin in Waterloo says:
    January 5, 2013 at 6:09 am
    ” For textbook insanity try RT for half an hour! Although there is a broad spectrum of loons on offer in the West they are amateur hour compared with RT.”

    Excuse me but who, or what is “RT.”

  51. Steve from Rockwood says:

    That’s called cashing in your chips. I think Gore will be moving to the sidelines for awhile to count his riches and have some fun (obviously without generating too much more CO2).

  52. But, friends, don’t forget the LARGER and arguably more serious problem of his second career apparently profiting from trashing – ever more ironic now – ‘big oil-funded climate skeptics’, via an unsupportable accusation against them. At least we see his funding right out in the open. But for all his accusations against skeptic scientists, we have yet to see him produce an iota of evidence to prove it.

    Please see my article from last year, “Pt II: Is Gore’s Accusation of Skeptic Climate Scientists Still a Hoax?” http://www.redstate.com/russellc/2011/06/22/pt-ii-is-gores-accusation-of-skeptic-climate-scientists-still-a-hoax/

  53. Laurie Bowen says:

    AL Gore should have to donate all the monies to the US Treasury . . . what is becoming no one’s favorite charity. Won’t happen . . . but, now you know how some “old money” makes money.

  54. Jimbo says:

    beesaman says:
    January 5, 2013 at 5:07 am

    Maybe, just maybe, he’s getting ready to bail out of the Global Warming scam…..

    He has already begun. You may have missed this story from last year.
    http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/al-gore-bails-from-green-energy-investment/

  55. kim says:

    The Revolution will be Currently televised.
    =============

  56. kim says:

    Let’s see, @ $500 or so a pop, how many chakras can be released with a hundred million smackeroos? The mind boggles, the stilt wilts.
    ==========

  57. Jimbo says:

    zbcustom says:
    January 5, 2013 at 2:29 am
    Isn’t it time for a reprint of the previous comparisons of “poor ol’ Al’s” financial status when he left “politics” as opposed to now?

    Funny that as I found the following before I read your comment. I must have missed it skimming down.

    Al Gore Worth 50 Times More Than He Was As Vice President
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/al-gores-net-worth-green-energy_n_1961299.html

    And today it stands at 100 times more. The Co2 scam and big oil money have been good for Al Gore.

  58. DirkH says:

    David Jones says:
    January 5, 2013 at 9:08 am
    “Excuse me but who, or what is “RT.””

    Russia Today, a Putin-financed english language TV channel.
    Heavily promoting the impending downfall of Western civilisation through monetary collapse / crony capitalism; therefore constantly beanker bashing, class warfare promoting, OWS supporting.
    I like their program “Capital Account”, though; they have interesting guests from the Gold bug / Austrian / bear side. Their general news are heavily lunatic.

  59. oldseadog says:

    Never looked at AJ before today. Just watched their news hour and found it to be more unbiased than the BBC, (not difficult), and with world-wide coverage of interesting stories that BBC, ITV and Ch4 did not touch.
    It will be interesting for those of us furth of N. America to see if the NA AJ coverage differs from the coverage we get here in GB.

  60. accordionsrule says:

    No surprise. Gore-ist goals go hand-in-hand with Middle East oil interests. They both want the same things: To kill coal, shale, natural gas, and even oil if it’s not Middle Eastern. They rail against the U.S. over CO2 and AGW. The happy couple is thrilled with astronomical oil prices. Politics does make strange bedfellows.
    When there aren’t any more square miles left for solar panels; when every China-made windmill is in the doldrums; when manufacturing and farming are no longer profitable; when developed countries are kicked back to preindustrial stagnation; when greedy Americans are frugal non-consumers shivering in the dark; maybe then the strange bedfellows will wake up and smell the coffee. No eggs for breakfast, though, because they’ve killed the goose.

  61. oldfossil says:

    Al Jazz is part of the satellite bouquet I subscribe to. Contrary to what you’d expect it is not a mouthpiece for Al Q. The viewpoint is slightly lefty but overall the standard of journalism is quite high. Certainly higher than Russia Today. Subscribe to them on Facebook for a week or two and judge for yourself.

  62. RS says:

    Nothing will ever beat SCTV’s “Today is Moscow” on 3CP One.sketch. I cried.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv1j9erks2Y 3cp1 begins at 2:20

  63. policycritic says:

    For the record, Al Jazeera was started in the early 90s by veteran BBC reporters and producers who spoke Arabic (as a result of previous regional assignments) or who were Arabic Brits themselves. The BBC reporters and producers saw a need for global news broadcast into the Middle East countries, which at the time did not have any; all news was national and represented the ruling party. The various sheiks and rulers, initially, were NOT amused. There was a great pushback against Al Jazeera. It was only the subsequent purchase and investment of the Qatar sheik that saved it, the same sheik who invited US universities (like Columbia) to open campuses there in concert with their own, and who funds serious scientific and medical research.

    Anyone who accuses Al Jazeera of being an Al Qaeda mouthpiece is ignorant.

  64. policycritic says:

    More…it was the success of CNN during the first Gulf War that sparked the idea in the BBC reporters and producers. They realized there was no Arabic version that could broadcast the same info, and that people in the affected regions were only getting local viewpoints.

  65. Gunga Din says:

    Maybe we’re being to tough on Al. I’m sure use his $100 million to buy carbon credits for his little house.

  66. Typhoon says:

    oldfossil wrote:
    January 5, 2013 at 12:04 pm
    [blockquote/Al Jazz is part of the satellite bouquet I subscribe to. Contrary to what you’d expect it is not a mouthpiece for Al Q. The viewpoint is slightly lefty but overall the standard of journalism is quite high. Certainly higher than Russia Today. Subscribe to them on Facebook for a week or two and judge for yourself.[/blockquote]

    Indeed.

    if jumping to conclusions becomes an Olympic event,
    then many here will be candidates to represent their nation. ;-)

    Al Jazz is not a mouthpiece for Al Qaeda, Big Oil, or other such interests.
    Just as the Mid East is not a monolithic block, but a set of competing interests
    of which Al Q is one small part.

    Rather it is quite a good news source, reminiscent of the Beeb [BBC] in it’s heyday:

    http://www.aljazeera.com

  67. john robertson says:

    Truth in advertising for me, will be when the MSM news starts with “I am The Slime” by Frank Zappa as the lead in music.Al Jazeera still lets some truth slip through.
    As a Canadian I hate paying to support CBC, as lying by omission is no different to deliberate misinformation, it amazes me how much goes unreported, unless it suits the Media Parties delusions.
    Right now we have our media fawning over a phoney hunger striker,a very probably criminally corrupt Indian Band Chief.
    They report very blandly, that their heroine is dining on moose and fish soups, but is so bravely continuing her hunger strike.No coverage of the approximately 90 million tax payer dollars this gal has managed…
    Small wonder Big Phoney AL’s hypocrisy escapes them.

  68. Justa Joe says:

    Gore & his leftist buds create the CCX, which is a disaster. Gore walks away a $100 million. Gore gets control of CurrenTV. Its another disaster yet Gore walks away with another $100 million. I guess that’s what is meant by too big to fail.

    Dennis Nikols says:
    January 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    Seems to me this is not the action of a socialist but that of a capitalist after all maximize your profit first and the devil take the hind most.
    ——————————–
    Not really, It’s an illustration of the fact that the socialist elite always enjoy benefits that the subjects of socialism do not.

  69. Tom Bakewell says:

    I grew up in mining camps overseas We took in whatever news we could dredge up on the short wave radio. That was a great early lesson in spin detection. The VOA was right at the top of the spinners with a very noticable ” well, just dont tell them all of the story” touch in their news broadcasts.
    Even now I try to get several different reports on something to see more or less what is really happening. I check AJE fairly frequently and have seen little to complain about except for their warmista approach to reporting on the supposed AGW.

  70. vukcevic says:

    you re gonna like this not a lot

  71. Ian H says:

    Is he looking for some people to help him wire up those red buttons?

  72. barn E. rubble says:

    From Rex Murphy @National Post:
    “Now comes the latest news that Al has sold Current, for the magnificent sum of $500-million, $100-million of which is his alone. Not bad for a TV station with less reach and inferior programming to most billboards.”

    And . . .

    “One other, not-to-be-missed note: Mr. Gore was very quick to make sure the sale took place before the New Year — the better to spare him, who is now one of the world’s superrich, his friend Barack Obama’s tax hike on those dreadful one-percenters. That move alone was worthy of a Republican.”

    The rest here:
    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/01/05/rex-murphy-al-gore-friend-of-the-petro-state/

  73. Goode 'nuff says:

    Late to the party again… Happy New Year, everybody! Hope you had a serving of blackeye peas or other lucky legumes. Muscadine and/or scuppernong wine brings you luck! Good health. Muscadine & scuppernong is another perfect food for human.

    So has anyone heard if the Bore has put any of that cabbage to work yet, since the Fiscal Cliff Bill had so much pork in it for green energy? Solar stocks are rebounding, wind, algae, biofuel and the like. NA$CAR again gets so much money, wuwt?

    The luckiest of all is persimmon beer, guess because it is so rare. So this relief rally is rewarding, the Bore has a whale of a head start but I feel so lucky right now I might actually ‘sorta catch up some. If you cannot beat ‘em might as well join ‘em… it sure doesn’t look like anyone’s going to beat ‘em for a long while. So it’s hard to time it right, I picked up some pretty girls (altitude stocks) at near right price. They got blow off tops for a bit but now their jiggy’n around up like their topless. So I figure we have maybe a month to make money before everything tanks hard again over the debt ceiling/$pending cut$ battles to come in Febrrrruary. More like another can-kicking exercise in which Republicans cave in on cuts to entitlements in return for Democrats caving in on cuts to military.

    When checking out the claims from talking heads I have always found the biggest liar, liar, pants on fire were from the extremists on either end of this left/right political tug of war. This post and some comments are funny. Like, there are no crooked slimy political figures on the right? I’m so $ure Glenn Beck wouldn’t have possibly flipped it to the other Al for a tidy profit, nah, yeah right. Your gonna like this not

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/rachel-maddow-tears-apart-dick-morris-after-receiving-letter-from-his-lawyer/

    So far so good on checking her claims out. I have seen similar slimy things in the past on both sides. Why they get so many votes is a mystery to me. I give up… Spent a lot of time and effort last year trying, Gary Johnson only got 1% and my pick less than that. Nowhere near Ross Perot, if only for his VP pick. Messed it up for everyone since. Oh, I shouldn’t say that, the thugs did threaten to harm his daughter.

    So where would we be if Romney had been selected? Basically the same place, because they’re all just Walton puppets on strings. Very little real distinction except during manure spreading election time.

    Anything from Duplin is top shelf muscadine. Ttyl
    http://www.duplinwinery.com/index.php?page=new-store&Section=Cool-Sweet-Easy-Wine

  74. Patrick says:

    Watching Al Jazeera tonight would suggest Al Gore and the “climate change” scare has got to them too. Apparently, even after 5000 years of agriculture in Iraq, climate change is now turning soil into salt, nothing with grow anymore. And the solution in an arid land to fix soil? Plant non-native Eucalyptus trees…stupidity knows no bounds!

  75. Diuglas Pease says:

    Too often, people are posting long term temperature records as temperature anomaly versus year, when it really should be temperature anomaly versus log base two of the ratio of CO2 concentrations. I looked up Law Dome and Keeling CO2 concentrations, and plotted average of 10 different data sets versus log base 2 (Conc CO2/Conc CO2 1850). Results may be found at URL

    http://tinypic.com/r/29faz45/6

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