Al Gore loses his cool. It seems all the loot the former Vice President is collecting (word is he’s close to becoming a billionaire, thanks to a bunch of insider deals) isn’t enough to bring him happiness. He went on “a profanity-laced tirade” at a conference last month, lashing out at all of us nincompoops who are skeptical about the validity of his alarms about man-made global warming. I’ve had plenty to say in the past about this extremely expensive hoax, but maybe I should revisit the subject again… if only to bug Big Al.
Michael Moore urges Obama to “show some guts.” Exactly what does the left wing propagandist want the President to do? Why, order the arrest of the CEO of Standard & Poor’s for having the unmitigated gall to downgrade the debt of the Federal government. “These criminals brought down the economy in 2008& (sic) now they will do it again,” Moore wrote on his Twitter feed. Moore applauded the police in Italy for conducting a raid of the S&P and Moody’s offices there. It’s no surprise that Moore approves of government by terror and intimidation; he’s a big fan of Fidel Castro and Huge Chavez, too.
A California congresswoman blows her top. Apparently, Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) isn’t buying into appeals to show more civility in our political discourse. Recently, she told a crowd of supporters: “As far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.” She also urged supporters to “unleash” her on the White House, so government will start doing more to fuel job creation.
Do rude people earn more? According to three college researchers, the answer, sadly, is “yes.” Beth Livingston, an assistant professor of human resource studies at Cornell University, was a co-author of the study, “Do Nice Guys – and Gals – Really Finish Last?” According to the study’s numbers, the less “agreeableness” you demonstrate at work, the more money you are likely to earn. The differences can be dramatic, with less agreeable men earning 18 percent more than their more amenable cohorts. “Nice guys are getting the shaft,” is how Livingston put it.