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Bob Gorrell

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hmm, and Rupert just sold the NYSE, it hardly got a mention.

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 1 year ago

    Ahh, al the hypocrite. Thanks for staying true to your roots.

  3. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, over 1 year ago

    @dtroutma

    Don’t understand your reference. I just searched for Rupert and NYSE and got no relevant hits. Can you elaborate?

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Wall Street Journal,, NYSE, are llnked. Last week they announced NYSE had been sold, but didn’t mention who SOLD it, just who bought it. I didn’t realize it COULD be bought and sold until Murdoch bought it.

  5. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Whoops. Now conservatives are AGAINST the free market.

    Gosh, it’s so hard to keep up!

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Tigger: CBS, ABC, NBC, even Fox, WSJ, NYTimes, Washington Post, LA Times, or lots of other “financial” sections of those things called “newspapers” and “media”, ARE sources other than giving “links”, which I hate seeing, or doing,especially when so many cited are “frauds” and totally biased on these pages.

  7. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 1 year ago

    Rupert Murdoch had absolutely nothing, nada, zero to do with the NYSE. He never owned any part of it and obviously had nothing to do with selling it. One poster makes up things and thinks if he says them that makes it true.

    The Gore reference was multi-purposeful. First as a “green” you shouldn’t encourage more dirty gas/oil usage and secondly he sold just before January 1, so he could pay at a lower tax rate. Both excellent business decisions but totally hypocritical. He should want to pay more taxes.

  8. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    I think your comment is a tad off base. The toon is not about the butt load of money – it is about the facts that 1) Al Jazeera is owned by Qatar which is a dictatorship and is widely perceived to be of an anti-American bent, and 2) Qatar is one of the larger OIL producers – which should be the bane of fat boy’s existence.

  9. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    You continue to interpret things which were not said/written. I made NO correlation between “buying a newspaper” and producing oil. I said Qatar was a DICTATORSHIP – and as you are well aware, those type of governments tend to slant their “news” in specific directions and may omit important details or fail to report relevant stories completely. Also, Al Jazeera is not just a newspaper – it is an entire news organization whose online presence is well known. I went to the Al Jazeera site and found it to be quite impressive and is certainly as fair and balanced as Fox. But what concerns people is that it can easily change because it is run by that Qatar government which is a dictatorship. You can easily find articles and sources citing that network as anti-American. I found them on the first page of a simple google search.

    With regard to Qatar being a producer of oil, the argument is that Gore is profiting handsomely from the very substance which he has so demonized. People find the hypocrisy of that rather disturbing.

  10. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    A foreign broadcaster is allowed in the US, Get the holy water!

    Net everyone in the World think like republicans. Live with it.

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    Nicely done!

  12. trm

    trm said, over 1 year ago

    Trout (and Canookie): as usual you’re dodging the point.
    Gore isn’t being criticized because he sold his network and made money; there’s no problem with that. He’s being criticized because he’s such an despicable hypocrite.
    Let me reiterate what I wrote on the subject last week:
    Al Gore, who belongs to the party that vilifies the “1%”, is a member of that same “1%”, and sells his TV network for a cool $100 million or so. Classic limousine liberal; do as I say, not as I do.
    Al Gore, who undoubtedly claims to agree with Obozo’s raising the tax rates on the “1%”, rushed to finalize his sale so it’d close in 2012 so that Obozo’s nasty higher tax rates wouldn’t apply to him.
    Al Gore, who publicly vilifies “Big Oil”, sells out to a bunch of Middle Eastern tinpots who are financed by oil, oil and more oil.
    This is hypocrisy on a grand scale, even for a Democrat.

  13. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, over 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    No, I said I thought it was bad because Qatar is a dictatorship. I was not linking Qatar and oil in the first item – I was linking Qatar and dictatorship. In the second item, I linked Gore the rabid environmentalist with oil production.
    But as a side note, one could take the transaction as a positive one since he “relieved” Qatar of all that money – I guess some would call it “blood money” since Al hates the product from which the money came.

  14. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 1 year ago

    @Dredpiraterobt$

    The point you fail to see is if Al Gore should have waited until the tax hikes took place since he believes that the government can do the most good with money (what any liberal believes).

    What Gore did is shelter his money, exactly the same thing that all the other 1% are doing. What happens when the tax revenues aren’t coming in? They go after the middle class who may not have enough funds to shelter.

    Obama’s biggest success during his first term was increasing the amount of people getting government assistance. Think of how many people the extra tax Gore avoided would have paid? How much in food stamps? How much in welfare?

    trm’s orignal point of “do as I say not as I do” applies to this whole situation. We will pay more in taxes because they won’t.

  15. What-D-Hey

    What-D-Hey said, over 1 year ago

    @echoraven

    To add to your thoughts, when Romney revealed in his tax returns that he used legal government loopholes (tax laws) to avoid paying taxes, the D’s excoriated him for that – why not treat AG the same way?

    Also, no decent conservative was in favor of Bush’s ridiculous plan to put others in charge of port security – if anything we we the biggest opponents.

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