The State Department announced that it has selected a plan for the new US embassy in London. The $1 billion glass cube will be the most expensive US Embassy in the world, beating out our Islamabad facility by $150 million.
The British are happy we’re moving out of central London, but are a bit perturbed that the State Department is refusing to pay $175 million in construction taxes. This bill is in addition to the 32 million pounds worth of outstanding parking violations that embassy employees have racked up. Of course we don’t have any intention of paying up–that is what the Revolution was about, wasn’t it?
And even if they try, the Crown’s taxmen are going to have a hard time collecting their taxes as our new embassy will not only have the latest and greatest security systems but its main approach will also be defended by a 100-foot moat!
DON’T TREAD ON ME!