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Al Gore is a Big Fat Idiot…

March 30th, 2008

Ok, maybe he isn’t quite so fat any more, since he was considering making a run at the presidency. But that isn’t what this is really about. I saw Al Gore on one of the network news shows tonight, and was shocked by what could be the absolute worst journalism I have ever seen. The whole piece was on “global warming” and the great work that Al Gore is doing to stop the dreaded phenomenon. He was not asked one tough question, nor challenged about the legitimacy of the theory that he has spent thousands of dollars, and hours spreading. In fact, at one point, the interviewer asked him about those who disagreed with him, and he said that there are a few out there that still reject the concept of global warming, but that they are the same people who think the moon landing was faked, and still believe that the earth is flat. What an ignorant statement! There are plenty of people who disagree with him, and his theory, and that disagreement is based on rational, and scientific data. To dismiss those who disagree with such a flippant and immature statement lowers his own respectability and credibility. The news station lost their credibility as well by the reporting that they did. They suggested that Al Gore’s movie was proven to be valid because it won an Oscar. What? You have to be kidding me! They further suggested that Al Gore gained credibility because he won the Nobel Peace Prize. How, exactly, does his work on Global Warming (which was proven to have at least 9 major errors in a court in England) even qualify for the Nobel Peace Prize? Gore’s winning of the award, in and of itself, proves the illegitimacy of the award!

Here is the video from the interview:

I have to wonder just how much Al Gore believes in his own theory. After all, he still travels by private airliner all over the world, and he (like counter part John Edwards) bought a house that consumes more energy than some towns. Although, the thorough news cast showed us that he did put a few solar panels on the roof of his 18 room mansion. And, he was going to put up wind turbines on the family farm. He does, after all, have 35 million dollars to play with! This is just another instance of how he is out of touch with reality.Nothing showed just how far out of touch Al Gore is, than the part of the news story that showed him traveling to India. They showed him walking through towns, where people were obviously very poor. I imagine that many of these people were more concerned about what they were going to eat, or where they might get clean water to drink, rather than hearing about how Al Gore was going to tell them that their plants were not “green enough”.

You may disagree with my assessment on the global warming issue. Personally, I tend to believe the science that points to the cyclical weather patterns that have been documented. It is interesting that we are told about the vast climate changes over the last several thousand years, when weather has not been tracked, and recorded for more than a couple of hundred years.

I know this isn’t in the normal vein of my blog, but this interview really ticked me off. Al Gore’s statements were completely prejudicial, and absent of any logical rebuttal to those who would disagree with him. Such a response shows that he does not have a good enough response to give, or else that those who follow him are willing to follow after him without actually being shown evidence.

This issue is much like other environmental issues. Some people jump to the extreme, and try to fight for a cause, even when the evidence does not really support it. Oh, we can find evidence on the internet to support our position, but often, those sites that are quoted are nothing more than propaganda.

I am not against protecting our environment. I am, in fact, for it. However, it is important to remember that we must get all the facts accurately before choosing a side. I am all for improving the way factories and plants run so that the environment can be taken care of. But, we cannot call for the shutting down of all factories and plants. It is no rational, and causes much more socio-economic problems than it will ever solve environmentally. I am afraid that we sometimes make a judgment based on who shouts the loudest, rather than who presents the best evidence.

Feel free to disagree…just be a bit more respectful about it than Al Gore!

16 Responses to “Al Gore is a Big Fat Idiot…”

  1. Well put.

  2. This is how I feel about it, for what it’s worth. I think there are environmental issues that could have a great impact on our planet, and I think they need to be discussed and strategies need to be created to deal with some of these issues. I also think that any student of history will tell you that the Earth goes through heating and cooling cycles and has through the entire written history of the planet. The only difference now is that we are globally connected and, perhaps, understand a little better how things work than the peasants in England in the 16th century did.

    Alarmist thinking isn’t going to help anyone. Rational viewing of all the problems, and rational thought about how to solve them will.

  3. Well put Kristine! One of my points (not made very well, as I was tired when I wrote this) was that we need to understand where we are really having an impact, and if we can make a change that improves the environment, then great. This is what led to cleaner water, and cleaner air in large cities. However, much of the environmental movement concerning global warming is a scam.

    I don’t know if you all heard yet, but the creator of the weather channel is suing people who trade in carbon credits (including Al Gore) because he contends they are participating in fraud. They have created the idea that certain things are harming the environment (without actually documenting it, and proving it), and then sell the credits to them (which actually mean nothing at all) to make them feel better about their own actions. So, you can jump on a private jet, burn more fuel than the state of Rhode Island, but buy a carbon credit at a ridiculous price to make you feel better.

    Perhaps I should make my millions that way! I’ll tell you that draining your bathwater hurts the water supply in your state…and then sell you water credits. For only $20, you can drain that bathtub with a clear conscience! Wow, this comment almost ended up being post length itself!

  4. I think that the whole “Global Warming” issue is just another Democratic scare tactic that really doesn’t have a lot of merit associated with it.

    That being said I do think that we have to keep an eye on the environment and make changes accordingly, but they must be based on facts and not a single persons agenda.

    I think it is hysterical that he promotes this issue, and wins two major awards for it, and then goes home and uses more electricity in a year then about 5 average families combined; all the while traveling around in his private jet.

    Amazing!

  5. Kristin, you had more patience and tolerance that I could muster last night. I usually TIVO 60 Minutes, but I purposely avoided the Al Gore piece. I knew it would only make me so angry and frustrated that I would have to be physically restrained from throwing something through the tv. Then, what kind of example would I set for my son who has to work on his own temper! 😉
    I do not want to give any more of my valuable time to listen to a frustrated politician who went out to find a “cause” so he could have a means of income because he does not want to work in the “real world”. He has never been a part of the real world. He grew up in Washington, DC, as his father was a senator most of his life, and he only moved back to Tennessee to seek election as congressman to start his own political career. He knows of life only inside the “beltway”. Now, I say all that to make this point: He is a snake oil salesman. Global warming is the new snake oil. Simple as that. Liberals (especially Hollywood liberals) want a cause to fight for so they can seem caring and “deeper” than their superficial characters they play in front of the screen. They were huge supporters of Al Gore in the 2000 election, and they will back him in anything he says, no matter what it is. They want to bestow any honor they can get their hands on (ie: Oscar and Nobel) to validate his claims and make him seem “presidential”. Wasted effort, but it makes them “feel good” to do it.
    My second point: There is a professor here at UAH (University of Alabama at Huntsville) that was a NASA scientist. His name is Roy Spencer. He has been featured many times on the Rush Limbaugh Show (who kept me sane during the “Clintonian” years). He has always believed the man-made global warming issue as a haox, and he has written a book about the subject. Here is a link for more info:

    http://www.weatherquestions.com/Roy-Spencer-on-global-warming.htm

    I remember back in the early ’70’s that all the talk was of a coming “ice age”. I hate cold weather, so, as a child, this frightened me. I used to worry if we had a big snow storm–even in the dead of winter–that it would never be warm again. If this frightened me when it was not being taught in the schools then, think of our children today when it is in their science books and taught as fact! What really bothers me about this is that we are supposed to automatically accept this “forecast” when they really cannot accurately predict the local weather three days from now!! Global Warming is indeed a scam to get us (and the government) to buy Al Gore’s snake oil.

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  8. Spurwing Plover Says:
    October 14th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    That cartoon is just perfect example of AL GORE the enviromental hypotcrit

  9. Spurwing Plover Says:
    November 6th, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Theres a TV program called IN SEARCH OF hosted by LEANARD NEMOY which had a episode about GLOBAL COOLING and a comming NEW ICE AGE it came out in the 70s i hope they get it out on DVD

  10. Spurwing Plover Says:
    November 24th, 2008 at 12:33 am

    And AL GORE was the doofus that the SIERRA CLUB was calling their GREAT GREEN HOPE proving that the SIERRA CLUB is stupid

  11. Well put everyone !! If Al Gore were a serious environmentalist. He would be moree concerned about clean air and water in Third World and underdevolped nations. That man is full blown liar!!!!!

  12. Spurwing Plover Says:
    March 12th, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Practicly every birdcage linner in this nation is parroting this global warming poppycock and lying in their rotten news papers and news magazines and the talking heads as well its the biggist fruad of the century its being used by unscrulpous persons to control our lives 24/7 we must never give in and always oppose any regulations being preposed by the eco-nazis uner their green swatika

  13. Al Gore is nothing but a big blowhard windbag he cant ever seem to be able to keep his fat pie hole shut long enough and all this time he is producing HOT AIR

  14. Stymphalian Bird Says:
    August 12th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Al Gore breathin fire kind of like the villian HADES from the disney film HURCULES and he even has two wacky sidekicks HYSTERIA and POPPYCOCK

  15. Its absolutly amazing that the facts that none of the doomsday predictions of the enviromentalists wackos from the 1970s ever happned and still the media listens to these false prophits and fruads

  16. Yes, you could of wonder sometimes what is really happening here. Is global warming really just a natural occurrence of the climate?

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