Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Pat Robertson’s Business Failures

Radar Online has an interesting article on some of Pat Robertson’s shady and mostly ill-advised business dealings. In the last few years, Robertson has embarked on a wide range of business ventures that have failed miserably, from his Kalo Vita “age-defying” shakes to diamond mines in Zaire to an oil refinery that was shut down because it polluted so badly. My favorite is Freedom Gold, a Robertson venture that put him in bed with the genocidal Charles Taylor in LIberia.

Comments

  1. #1 Daniel DiRito
    September 5, 2006

    See a tongue-in-cheek visual of Pat Robertson and the usual suspects singing their favorite “Church & State” hymns…here:

    http://www.thoughttheater.com

  2. #2 Sean
    September 5, 2006

    No no no, the best part was the quote detailing the reaction to Pat’s involvement in horse racing, “prompted a Category Five conservative shitstorm.”

    The imagery. The exquisite imagery.

  3. #3 Jeff Knapp
    September 5, 2006

    Stupid is what stupid does. Couldn’t be happening to a more deserving guy.

  4. #4 Keanus
    September 5, 2006

    The truly sad part is that Robertson’s losses are chump change compared to the donations he rakes in from widows and orphans. Robertson, Falwell, Kennedy, et al have found an enormous loop hole in our laws against con games, fair trade, and truth in advertising. Call an venture religious and anything goes.

  5. #5 J-Dog
    September 6, 2006

    Yea, verily it has come to pass; that Robertson has been rewarded for his faithful service to The Lord. And he shall star in the Heavenly re-make of Deliverance, and thus shall “squeal like a pig”. (And don’t that Pat boy look purty, jest like that Ned Beaty guy). Thus sayeth The Lord thy God-ah. And praise Jee-Zus it has come to pass!

  6. #6 Fastlane
    September 6, 2006

    The truly sad thing is that when he got it in his head to actually do something that would have helped the world, he gave up when he realized that it wouldn’t make him any money.

    Operation Blessing, as it was called, was a DC-10 that was renovated into a fully functional flying hospital with several operating rooms, a recovery area, and a planned staff of surgeons, nurses, and support personnel.

    That plane is now sitting on the tarmac in Tucson, Az, and has been there since about a year after it was completed. This is unsubstantiated, but I heard (from the company I worked with that stored the aircraft) that Doctors without Borders tried to buy the plane from Pat, and he would not even entertain an offer.

    Cheers.

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