Derek Hunter

Sometimes there is so much stupid going on in the world that you have to just stop and take stock of it all.

Al Gore sells Current TV to Al Jazeera.

The Americans who owned the anti-American network Current TV soon will be replaced as owners by foreigners who operate the anti-American network Al Jazeera. I doubt any of the 40,000 regular Current TV viewers would have noticed had the news not gone public. Of course, most of them spend their time writing diaries at the DailyKos, when not being yelled at by their moms to clean their rooms. But the big winner in all this is former Vice-President Al Gore. The private-jet-flying, limo-riding, mansion-heating/air-conditioning bearded Pope of the Holy Church of Global Warming stands to pocket $100 million in dirty oil money from the deal. Unfortunately for him, in spite of his scrambling to do so, he wasn’t able to seal the deal before the end of 2012 and will have to pay the higher tax rates he tried desperately to avoid. Seems like Al Gore is looking to win the Nobel Prize in hypocrisy.

Sadly, the current line-up of Current TV, Jennifer Granholm, Eliot Spitzer, The Young Turks, Joy Behar, etc., are not expected to be retained when the new owners take over. Even terrorists have some standards.

The Dud Heard ‘Round the World

Have you heard about the resignation and/or ouster of Speaker of the House John Boehner? No? That’s so weird. It was the biggest story that wasn’t. Journalists, bloggers and activists took wishful thinking to exciting new levels when they assured their readers and followers they had the details, the inside dope on how the Republican caucus had had enough and planned a coup. Only it didn’t.

The “leader” of this fool’s caucus was a guy named Ron Meyer Jr., who works for something called American Majority Action. I’ve never heard of Ron and I’ve heard only a tiny amount about American Majority Action – but then, I’ve been active in the Washington, D.C., conservative movement for only about 12 years now, so what do I know? Ron assured the world he knew the truth…then came the vote. Oops. Forget an egg, forget an omelet, Meyer Jr. had a chicken farm on his face. How did he handle it? The way everyone in the Washington Ron decries handled it – he blamed everyone else.

Ron is only 23, and he suffers from a tragic case of what afflicts nearly everyone at that age – an inability or unwillingness to simply admit you screwed up, that you aren’t as smart or important as you think you are. Come to think of it, in a lot of ways he’s guilty of exactly what he’d been accusing Speaker Boehner of.

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.