March 31, 2008

Al Gore Announces Anti-Global Warming Blah Blah Blah
— Dave in Texas

From Nashville!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former Vice President Al Gore launched a three-year, multimillion- dollar advocacy campaign Monday calling for the U.S. to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

The Alliance for Climate Protection's campaign, dubbed "we," will combine advertising, online organizing and partnerships with grass- roots groups to educate the public about global warming and urge solutions from elected officials.

There's "we". And there's "you". And in three years and $300MM dollars later, "you" better get with the program.

My favorite part:

An advertising campaign will equate the climate-change movement with other grand historic endeavors, like stopping fascism in Europe during World War II, overcoming segregation in the United States and putting the first man on the moon.

That's. How. Important. This. Is.

I think I would rather be watching the endless stream of pre-primary campaign advertising you just know is happening in Pennsylvania right now than watch this crap. With my eyelids peeled back. And to give it the perfect ending, a little of the Ludwig Van.

Yeah. I'm that pumped.


Posted by: Dave in Texas at 01:46 PM | Comments (71)
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1 Meanwhile, Gore and his celebrity friends will continue to maintain their private jets, multiple houses, fleets of cars, and power-sucking concerts.

Posted by: Benson at March 31, 2008 01:53 PM (qzcNU)

2 So using stupid reusable bags into the supermarket is on par with destroying Nazism.

Makes sense to me.

Posted by: iamnotachef at March 31, 2008 01:53 PM (nwJit)

3 Yay. Another 'moral equivalent of war'. This time, a moral equivalent of a world war.

Posted by: urthshu at March 31, 2008 01:53 PM (bFqDX)

4 I think I would rather be watching the endless stream of pre-primary campaign advertising you just know is happening in Pennsylvania right now than watch this crap.

Really? That's as blase about it as you are?

Personally I'd rather be forced to urinate ground glass.


Posted by: Dick Cheney at March 31, 2008 01:53 PM (94OTW)

5 Any chance we can invoke Godwin's Law on Climate Change now?

Posted by: urthshu at March 31, 2008 01:54 PM (bFqDX)

6 Snowing in Nashville today?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 31, 2008 01:55 PM (Ds4I5)

7 Can you imagine how many lives could be saved RIGHT NOW with that $300 million? How much food and medicine could be purchased? Instead, it's going to pissed away as propaganda.

Bastards.

Posted by: Evil Otto at March 31, 2008 01:57 PM (08dnm)

8

...greenhouse gas emissions...

Maybe he could just shut his mouth and we'll conduct a study to see if the emissions are reduced.  Give us 15 to 20 years and we'll get back to you.

Posted by: cranky at March 31, 2008 01:58 PM (tWD2Q)

9

Thanks for the Global Warming that's been coming down all damn day here in Minneapolis, Al. 

Don't worry- you can always claim that Global Warming is to blame when it melts.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 31, 2008 01:59 PM (rf03a)

10

Can you imagine how many lives could be saved RIGHT NOW with that $300 million? How much food and medicine could be purchased? Instead, it's going to pissed away as propaganda.

Bastards.

Yeah, but can you imagine how many millions of dollars of "carbon credits" Gore's business will be able to sell if successful?  It's not propaganda, it's marketing.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at March 31, 2008 02:01 PM (rf03a)

11 60 Minutes gave this thing a big slobbery blowjob last night, right after the guy who had been tortured by the US and Guantanamo.

Andy Rooney is now the least fucktarded part of that show.

Posted by: tachyonshuggy at March 31, 2008 02:02 PM (IVUjc)

12

I'm still heeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre...

Come and find me!

Posted by: ManBearPig at March 31, 2008 02:02 PM (FgxdU)

13 Well the a-hole has McCain's ear so we are truly fucked.

Posted by: Guy Ritchie's Career at March 31, 2008 02:03 PM (achM8)

14 It's snowing in Denver right now...

Posted by: Alice H at March 31, 2008 02:12 PM (jRtPb)

15

If you didn't see the 60 Minutes segment, check out the transcript of "Tripper & Tipper" at Newsbusters-dot-org.

The man is in need of psychological help. 

Courage, Mom.

Posted by: Sven at March 31, 2008 02:17 PM (XjZZY)

16 Gore's making his move. 

President of Earth.

Posted by: eman at March 31, 2008 02:17 PM (0AZ4a)

17 It's about the kids, dammit.

Posted by: Spartan Fan at March 31, 2008 02:20 PM (RP451)

18 Somehow I suspect part of the $300million budget will urge solutions from elected officials by way of campaign contributions and go down from there to outright corruption.

Posted by: XBradTC at March 31, 2008 02:20 PM (gWoag)

19 Al "Stop Feeding Him!" Gore can kiss My "It Comes Out Brown" Ass.

Posted by: Jimmy at March 31, 2008 02:23 PM (gJFp6)

20 Liberal Facsim anyone?   The great crusade of our time, expansion of government powers, extraordinary measures needed, moral certainty, dissenters branded as traitors (to Gaia) or lunatics - yeahup, this is pretty much Wilson's WW I strategy - not that Roosevelt didn't do a bit of the same in WWII, it's just that in that case at least the threat was real.

Posted by: Bob Saget's Scrotum at March 31, 2008 02:26 PM (Gzb30)

21 Was it snowing in Nashville?

Posted by: Robert at March 31, 2008 02:28 PM (oHBxM)

22 I think I would rather be watching the endless stream of pre-primary campaign advertising you just know is happening in Pennsylvania right now than watch this crap.

Just think!  I get to do both!

*stabs self in head*

Posted by: alexthechick at March 31, 2008 02:37 PM (jWNHD)

23 I will start treating global warming like an emergency once Al Gore starts treating it like one... instead of like a $100 bill printing press running 24/7 off of coal stripped mined from a virgin rain forest.

Posted by: AndrewsDad at March 31, 2008 02:37 PM (C2//T)

24 Interesting that the Goracle makes this announcement in the midst of all that recent news activity that skewers the global warming lunacy.

The $300 mil just sounds like 'seed money.'

Posted by: Stinky Esposito at March 31, 2008 02:41 PM (vOWnv)

25 Where are the AGW defenders?

Too busy plowing?

Posted by: eman at March 31, 2008 02:44 PM (0AZ4a)

26 Gore has made so much money off this scam, I can't see him stopping until he's wrung every last dollar out of all the suckers who believe in this AGW nonsense.  Meanwhile, to keep those of us who don't buy into it entertained, Mother Nature will continue to fuck with him.  Within five years he'll be the center of a perpetual blizzard, like the guy who is constantly rained on in one of the Hitchhikers books.

Posted by: Hermit Dave at March 31, 2008 02:46 PM (Tk5HT)

27 If Al Gore was selling fake cancer cures he'd be under arrest.

Man, we really dodged a bullet in 2000. 

Posted by: eman at March 31, 2008 02:52 PM (0AZ4a)

28 Al's gonna spend $300 million bucks on his giant advertising campaign.  Of which, he's kicking in $10 million bucks, from his stupid movie and his stupider nobel prize.
Who is kicking in the other $290 million?
This question weirdly did not come up during the tongue-bath he received last night on 60 Minutes.  

Posted by: Stoop Davy Dave at March 31, 2008 02:53 PM (WirW3)

29 Damn, and I thought I was good.

Posted by: PT Barnum at March 31, 2008 02:57 PM (Tk5HT)

30

To those who asked if it snowed in Nashvile,

No, it didn't. Temps in Nashville have been in the 50s and 60s, with the official 1800 temp being 68o F (20o C).  A warm front is moving through the Southeast. Birmingham's 1800 temp is 63, and Atlanta's 1900 temp is 56.

Posted by: Hank Rearden at March 31, 2008 03:00 PM (eXk2G)

31

I'm still heeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre...

Come and find me!

Al Gore is coming right for us!

...

You know the rest, gentlemen.

Qwinn


Posted by: Qwinn at March 31, 2008 03:00 PM (MN787)

32 Kill Bill Vol 1 is on Spike and you yahoos are worrying about AlBore and Allah's pickup lines. Pffttt.

Posted by: XBradTC at March 31, 2008 03:03 PM (gWoag)

33

Gore has made so much money off this scam, I can't see him stopping until he's wrung every last dollar out of all the suckers who believe in this AGW nonsense. 

Even though he's made a lot of money off of AGW, I don't think it's a scam for him. He really believes in it. It's no surprise that Gore attended divinity and then journalism school when he got back from Vietnam. Deep down I think he's always wanted to lead a crusade for an important issue. The environment and QGW in particular was just the issue he settled on.

Posted by: Maetenloch at March 31, 2008 03:07 PM (QCjwV)

34 Kill Bill Vol 1 is on Spike and you yahoos are worrying about AlBore and Allah's pickup lines. Pffttt.

Hallalujah. I've had enough of the whining. 

Posted by: Guy Ritchie's Career at March 31, 2008 03:09 PM (achM8)

35 Even though he's made a lot of money off of AGW, I don't think it's a scam for him. He really believes in it.

Scientologists really believe in scientology but it is still a scam.

Posted by: Guy Ritchie's Career at March 31, 2008 03:10 PM (achM8)

36

like stopping fascism in Europe during World War II

Which was soooo very important the USA stayed out of it for 2 years while we Canadians (1/10th your size) fought the good fight. Alone, with Britian. Oh and Australia too. 

Not that we're bitter or anything. Oh, you-all did break hundreds of international rules & laws by selling us weapons and stuff. On the sly of course. For a profit. So thx!

Posted by: 5Cats at March 31, 2008 03:12 PM (Knaf0)

37 Hey, now we can have a rehash of the early 90s on Usenet, where every long discussion ended up with some Canadian Nationalist spewing froth about how rotten America is.

Back in your high chair, kid.

Posted by: Merovign at March 31, 2008 03:18 PM (IaYDo)

38 Gore reminds me of Pigpen from the Peanuts comic strip.
Except when Pigpen got out of the shower dirt jumped on him and when Al Gore gets out of the shower cold weather jumps on him.

Slublog could definitely p-shop an Al Gore as the Pigpen of cold weather.

Posted by: Nom de Blog at March 31, 2008 03:35 PM (5/uG4)

39

It's as important as the war on fascism, and -since Al didn't even mention it- apparently, WAY more important than the war on Islamofascism.

You stay clueless, Al.

Posted by: Ted K. at March 31, 2008 03:39 PM (exWY4)

40

I'm so sick of hearing about global warming and climate change. Not to mention carbon and carbon credits.

How bout we start a "reverse carbon credit" program?

For every dollar someone sends me, I'll grill a steak on my charcoal grill. Or buy a pack of incandecent(sp?) light bulbs. Maybe sit in my SUV with the engine running for no reason at all.

The possibilities are endless!

Posted by: matterson at March 31, 2008 03:41 PM (joI/x)

41 Got to be tough to stomache when McCain agrees with him.

Posted by: John Ryan at March 31, 2008 03:42 PM (TcoRJ)

42 Good idea matterson ... its been done, however.

Posted by: Hermit Dave at March 31, 2008 03:45 PM (Tk5HT)

43

Dammit!

But we still have spynoculars right?

Posted by: matterson at March 31, 2008 03:49 PM (joI/x)

44

Got to be tough to stomache when McCain agrees with him.

Just makes him as clueless and religiously irrational as you are.  Congratulations.

Posted by: VJay at March 31, 2008 03:51 PM (kico6)

45 Thanks for the link Hermit Dave. I love it.

Posted by: matterson at March 31, 2008 03:53 PM (joI/x)

46 Did Russ of Winterset's baby come home? I can't find any info on the internet. I thought he had a blog.

Posted by: Guy Ritchie's Career at March 31, 2008 04:00 PM (achM8)

47 GRC, yeah, couple of days ago.  Baby and mom and everyone doing fine.

Posted by: Dave in Texas at March 31, 2008 04:12 PM (Kz86N)

48 "Did Russ of Winterset's baby come home?"

Notice: Due to global warming Russ will now be known as "Russ from Summerset" .

Posted by: Goracle at March 31, 2008 04:17 PM (qu/jV)

49 If only Algore would lose weight. Somehow, that will help the environment.

Posted by: eddiebear at March 31, 2008 04:19 PM (wiEq1)

50

Al's gonna spend $300 million bucks on his giant advertising campaign.  Of which, he's kicking in $10 million bucks, from his stupid movie and his stupider nobel prize.
Who is kicking in the other $290 million?
This question weirdly did not come up during the tongue-bath he received last night on 60 Minutes.  

I had started looking for this earlier today and can't find it.  The media sleuths have really outdone themselves on this one.  I guess the question is as welcome as a fart in church.  (I used that one on purpose.)

Posted by: returntosender at March 31, 2008 04:22 PM (+wX/U)

51 O.T.:  I'm listening to this guy on the radio who got in trouble for advertising a small apt attached to his house as "perfect for one or two professional people". Some phony fair housing group said this is discrimination against families with children. The state now is demanding that he pay $4,000 and pay for anti-discrimination counseling through this phony group that filed the complaint against him.  I don't think we can snicker at Canada anymore because we have the same human rights groups shake down commissions.  What a fucking joke!

Anti-discrimination shake down.

Posted by: Guy Ritchie's Career at March 31, 2008 04:34 PM (achM8)

52 Glenn Beck had Lord Moncton on his radio show today, and he suggested that the Chinese and India may be footing some of this bill.  I could buy that.  I mean, where else would the $290 million come from?

Remember when Lesley Stahl wasn't a pussy?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at March 31, 2008 04:41 PM (lIJZa)

53 Even all our flatulence cannot compare with the hot air coming out of the Goracle.  We are ashamed.

Posted by: One Billion Chinese at March 31, 2008 04:47 PM (Tk5HT)

Posted by: Guy Ritchie's Career at March 31, 2008 04:52 PM (achM8)

55 So where's this arsehole been? He's been hibernating for the past three months whilst we suffer through some of the coldest winter in years, then like an overstuffed groundhog pops out at the first sign of spring to do his "sky is falling" schtick again.

Posted by: cheshirecat at March 31, 2008 05:24 PM (dklVT)

56

endless stream of pre-primary campaign advertising you just know is happening in  other parts of Pennsylvania right now

Oh, yes, BASKING in the schadenfreude ... I live in the "T" and they don't even bother advertising here. 

 

Posted by: Stephen at March 31, 2008 05:28 PM (t6i5I)

57

<Ronald Reagan Voiceover>

Mr. Gore! Tear Down This House!

</RRV>

Seriously. This dude might could get some credibility if he would rent a front end loader and a couple of dump trucks and tear his 28,000 sf house down to the foundation and haul it off to the dump. And then build in it's place a 1000 sf tar paper shack with a  space heater and a swamp cooler. Only then will I take his bullshit seriously. OK No. I wouldn't even take his bullshit seriously then, but I would gain a margin of respect for him.

Posted by: pendejo grande at March 31, 2008 05:31 PM (bUxYZ)

58

(sigh)

This guy used to be a favorite target of ours when I was working in Nashville (Hank, if you're reading, I used to work at Channel 5)... we were among the first to put his power bill on the air, and our investigative team were the ones to note his zinc mine.

It offends me to no end that this prick still infests my beloved ex-home... the only people who give him the time of day are usually the other stations in town. What an asshat.

tmi3rd

Posted by: tmi3rd at March 31, 2008 05:39 PM (98/yf)

59 Watching a GW commercial is right up there with having a wisdom tooth pulled without novocaine.

Posted by: GarandFan at March 31, 2008 05:51 PM (N4c1G)

60 You know, a commenter at Protein Wisdom compared AGW to Eugenics: false science to save humanity from its self. That last little pseudo scientific nonsense from the left ended up with 50 million dead Jews. Let's hope we stop this one in time.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at March 31, 2008 05:56 PM (3+3kx)

61

I hope, when the anti-matter positive charged  meets the negative charged, algore is standing close by, when the 50 million to one chance of a fuck-up happens. Betting he has money  in it.

Confused?  See Article below!

 

Black hole evaporates. YA RIGHT!  GORE

Posted by: jognot at March 31, 2008 06:29 PM (fC0bd)

62 Non Compos Cornholio.

And, no snow in Nashville today. But April is just beginning; last year we had a serious cold snap that killed every blooming thing.

Posted by: serr8d at March 31, 2008 06:46 PM (FqDDS)

63 And while AL GORE is spending his dollars lying and trying to force this global warming poppycock bull kaka on global warming him and this buddies still continue to live their estravegent lifestyles puttering around in their gas guzzling 4 mpg limos fly around the globe in their CO2 produsing bird shreading private jets i mean these liberals must think their some kind of privlaged memebers of some royal muckleheads WERE A REPUBLIC NOT A MONARCY and why dont AL GORE celebrate earth day but shutting off his electricity and shutting his big fat hypotcritical piehole

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at March 31, 2008 07:15 PM (aTvBX)

64 Can we get some climate change here in Denver Metro? It snowed twice in the last week and its in the 20s tonight.

Posted by: along came Jones at March 31, 2008 09:25 PM (KOkrW)

65

"Personally I'd rather be forced to urinate ground glass".

No you wouldn't.

"Even though he's made a lot of money off of AGW, I don't think it's a scam for him. He really believes in it. It's no surprise that Gore attended divinity and then journalism school when he got back from Vietnam. "

"...Gore's graduate school record - consistently glossed over by the press - is nothing short of shameful. In 1971, Gore enrolled in Vanderbilt Divinity School where, according to Bill Turque, author of "Inventing Al Gore," he received F's in five of the eight classes he took over the course of three semesters. Not surprisingly, Gore did not receive a degree from the divinity school. Nor did Gore graduate from Vanderbilt Law School, where he enrolled for a brief time and received his fair share of C's.*  http://www.larryelder.com/Gore/goredubiousrecord.htm 

Posted by: davod at April 01, 2008 03:48 AM (llh3A)

66 Wyatt Earp #53 "Glenn Beck had Lord Moncton on his radio show today, and he suggested that the Chinese and India may be footing some of this bill. "

I heard that show.  Beck being Beck pressed the point (to his credit) and asked if Moncton had anything to back up that speculation, at which point Lord M just kind of flipped his pockets inside out and showed he had nothing.  But his argument, which Beck was buying and which makes sense to me, is that when you check the QUI BONO compass, China and India are exactly where the needle points.
     My own Google-fu is spasmodic and ineffectual, but is Drudge or somebody out there actually digging into this?
    Seriously this is the economic equivalent of treason, not a term I use lightly.  Al is pushing hard for Kyoto-proto or some new version thereof, and it's very precisely engineered to do only one task: cripple the U.S. economy, and that of the industrial nations of Europe.  Plus (grrrrr) Canada, I guess. 

Posted by: Stoop Davy Dave at April 01, 2008 07:25 AM (E5aMz)

67

The simple fact that AlGore will protect himself from for the many decades he has yet to walk the earth is that THERE IS NO GLOBAL WARMING. For nearly ten years temps were flat. This last winter blew the average like Downs kid at the SATs. Snow in Baghdad; the coldest winter on record in China; deep sea bouys detecting ocean COOLING; the well known and recorded solar cycles....

There just ain't no such thing as global warming, anthropogenic or otherwise and I have been aghast these many years seeing nearly everyone in national politics taken in by this pathetic and transparent hokum. Or were they?

Posted by: megapotamus at April 01, 2008 09:56 AM (LF+qW)

68 Mega "Or were they?"

It's mighty hard to sort out the liars from the dupes, if that's your question.  But speaking of Glenn Beck, here's something I hope he's right about:  He predicts that these voodoo climatologists are about 4-to-5 years out from becoming THE BIGGEST LAUGHINGSTOCKS ON EARTH, once the debunking science gets a little bit better publicized.  Which will happen, he figures, because even the combined weight of the MSM won't be sufficient to keep the truth under wraps forever. 

Posted by: Stoop Davy Dave at April 01, 2008 10:35 AM (mc06m)

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71 Global warming is a big problem of  today world, what we can do.

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