It pains your humble correspondent, but I really must beg to disagree with your summary of that fancy-pants Copenhagen meetin as a complete flop.
Perhaps your Czarness is merely out of sorts?
Dare I suggest, that as great song advises, that your Czarness Keep on the Sunny Side of Life?
For, had not all the mugwhumps assembled in snowy, lovely, and ever-so-pricey, Copenhagen, the dreary lives of the unwashed masses (though not quite so unwashed as some of them Greenies would have us be) would have been ever-so-much-more dreary.
Consider, if you would, that the Romans baited bears and did unmentionable things to Christians, so that the masses might be entertained. Yeah, it was expensive, just like Copenhagen, but it kept those plebeians all jolly and nobody rioted. Well, not often anyway.
We ought to thank our betters for providing us such fun in the bleak of winterwhere else could one have had such street theater, as lovingly detailed by that nice Mr. Iowahawk?
Furthermore, I suggest to you that our lives have been further enriched immeasurably by seeing clearly what a fat lot of jackasses are currently exalted in the world. Why, my addled cousin Bubba makes more sense…and he aint right.
Consider the wonder of Hugo Chavez suggesting the our own Obama carries the scent of sulfur, just like Ole Scratch himself. Therefore, Bush & Obama do have something in common, so sayeth the Lefties fave Chavez. Right after he suggested that his own country should be compensated should their oil revenue fall.
Or perhaps you might pause to guffaw at the idea of Meles Zenawi, the not-so-totally-democratic leader of Ethiopia, touting, apparently with straight face, his plan for rich countries to send ginormous amounts of money to poorer ones. He said that he would ACCEPT $30 billion/year initially, so long as the amount would rise to $100 billion/year by 2020. Right big of him to accept such a pittance, aint it?
Chuckle with us plebeians for a moment, as we picture the odious Robert Mugabe saying that, When these capitalist gods of carbon burp and belch their dangerous emissions, it’s we, the lesser mortals of the developing sphere, who gasp and sink and eventually die.” Knowing his tender mercies to those poor wretches who disagree with his rule in Zimbabwe, we surely must wonder when his conversion to concern took place.
Could one begin to imagine Obamas private meeting with Wen Jiabao. I reckon it went something like this…. President Obama: Sure, yeah, Hillary pledged $100 billion we dont have…just put it on our tab. Hu Jintao: [I dont actually know no Chinese swear-words, perhaps Mr.Mandarin can me out help?]
Such theatre…such amusements as these are, as the MasterCard ad says Priceless.
And you get the added extra benefit of seeing our elected leaders cavorting around like the Kool-Aid they drank was doctored up with some seriously suspect hooch.
Brings me to mind of the advice my granny told me…. You can tell a lot about a person by the company they keep.
Always on the sunny side,
PS: Due to the cuffing I got from your Czarness for my earlier shameless self-promotion (ya mean theres another kind?), I shall refrain from listing a title/office. Suffice it to say I reside in a fine doublewide in the Southeastern Quadrant a.k.a. Hotville.
Both barrels, JAB!
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.