September 29, 2003

Just Be Glad He Stayed Out of Government

Ted Turner is living proof that money is neither generated by nor confers wisdom nor intelligence:

"If I had to predict, the way things are going, I'd say the chances are about 50-50 that humanity will be extinct or nearly extinct within 50 years," Turner said. "Weapons of mass destruction, disease, I mean this global warming is scaring the living daylights out of me."

As we all know (even Ted), Ted's track record hasn't been all that good when it comes to predictions:

"I said 20 years ago newspapers wouldn't be around in 10 years, and I was wrong," Turner said.

Of course, Ted has his opinion about the liberation of Iraq:

"We spent $87 billion to blow Iraq up and then we spent another $87 billion to put it back together, and all to get one man and we still haven't got him," Turner said. "Talk about a failure."

But then again, Ted knows all about failures, being the latest punch line to the joke, "How do you build a small fortune?":

Turner's wealth had been estimated at more than $7 billion before the Time Warner stock dropped sharply following its merger with AOL. Earlier this month, Forbes Magazine estimated Turner's wealth at $2.3 billion, good for a tie for the No. 78 position on the magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans.

Start with a large one.

Posted by Charles Austin at September 29, 2003 06:46 PM


Turner seems to be a poster boy for pure dumb luck. Talk about your leftwing nutjob winning life's lottery. Then has the gall to bitch about everything and everyone all the way to the bank. I never thought I would say this about a billionaire but, what a loser. The man earned everything he has, but he deserves none of it. Ungrateful bastard.

Posted by: Harry at 05:53 AM