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AlGore: It's morality, stupid.
nuke's news and views ^ | 2/26/07 | nuke gingrich

Posted on 02/26/2007 9:56:08 PM PST by grandpa jones

Last night’s coronation of The Goracle was truly wonderful theater. It had everything: glitz, glamor, beautiful people, song and dance, and the man of the hour, The Goracle, himself, making the claim that “This [global warming] isn’t a political issue, it’s a Moral Issue.”

To many people, this entire issue appears to be nothing but a political power grab. So, for Gore to try and re-frame global warming as a “moral issue” is interesting. These neo-moralists™ are the very same people who claim that Christians are trying to force morality down their throats to establish a THEOCRACY. Yet, here they are, applauding The Goracle for staking out a claim on the “moral issue” of our lifetime. An issue, that to accept in toto, requires more faith than science.

And, just in case he’s forgotten, since Al Gore was offered the opportunity (in person) to facilitate serious debate on the underlying science of global climate change, 1 year, 1 month, 3 weeks, 1 day, 8 hours, 43 minutes, and 34 seconds have elapsed.

I for one, don’t buy into The Goracle’s version of morality. Forgive me, but I’ve heard all the weasel words before. Furthermore, I am extremely suspicious of anyone who wants to shut down the debate by claiming that the debate is over before it has even truly begun.

Especially, since The Goracle himself, declared that his entire premise for global warming hysteria is based on a classic Gore trait – exaggeration.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: albore; algore; globalwarming; globalwhining; goracle; gorebalwarming; manbearpig; newmoralists

1 posted on 02/26/2007 9:56:12 PM PST by grandpa jones
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To: grandpa jones
HE PLAYED ON OUR FEARS!
2 posted on 02/26/2007 9:57:53 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you've had life support. Promote life support for others.)
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To: grandpa jones

I wonder if anyone notice what kind of cars these people were driving. Big gas guzzling, big oil supporting, terror funding, SUVs, Ill bet...


3 posted on 02/26/2007 10:00:37 PM PST by cardinal4
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To: grandpa jones
AlGore: It's morality, stupid.

Well, he's partly right. It's stupid.

4 posted on 02/26/2007 10:06:12 PM PST by TBP
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To: cardinal4; MHGinTN
I had forgotten about this interview The Goracle gave last year. He admitted he was exaggerating about gorebal warming, but it's ok if the issue is serious enough.
5 posted on 02/26/2007 10:06:59 PM PST by grandpa jones (Responding To The Epic Threat)
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Wow! It's the Rather virus ...


6 posted on 02/26/2007 10:18:25 PM PST by MHGinTN (If you've had life support. Promote life support for others.)
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"The Goracle?" I dunno. He keeps telling the big lie until people believe it's the truth, so I call him Al Gore-bbels.


7 posted on 02/26/2007 10:36:48 PM PST by L.N. Smithee (In Hollywood its easier to come out as gay than as conservative... - Joel Surnow, Creator of "24")
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To: grandpa jones
I had forgotten about this interview The Goracle gave last year. He admitted he was exaggerating about gorebal warming, but it's ok if the issue is serious enough.

Here's what Gore told Grist:


[Grist's] question: There's a lot of debate right now over the best way to communicate about global warming and get people motivated. Do you scare people or give them hope? What's the right mix?

[Gore's] answer: I think the answer to that depends on where your audience's head is. In the United States of America, unfortunately we still live in a bubble of unreality. And the Category 5 denial is an enormous obstacle to any discussion of solutions. Nobody is interested in solutions if they don't think there's a problem. Given that starting point, I believe it is appropriate to have an over-representation of factual presentations on how dangerous it is, as a predicate for opening up the audience to listen to what the solutions are, and how hopeful it is that we are going to solve this crisis.

Over time that mix will change. As the country comes to more accept the reality of the crisis, there's going to be much more receptivity to a full-blown discussion of the solutions.


Thanks for linking the interview, but please, do everyone a favor and actually pull such quotes and let people read them. It leads to the spreading of the facts rather than a flip characterization of what was actually written.

It also prevents people from pulling Clintonoid games and accusing someone of lying if they don't get the words exactly right -- something that still goes on when a conservative errs in saying Gore said he "invented" the Internet when he actually said he "took the initiative in creating" it.

8 posted on 02/26/2007 10:49:15 PM PST by L.N. Smithee (In Hollywood its easier to come out as gay than as conservative... - Joel Surnow, Creator of "24")
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To: MHGinTN
HE PLAYED ON OUR FEARS!

Al Gore Junior and Tipper claimed their 1980s Senate hearings into rock music was a moral issue too. It was a political issue to introduce Gore to the national stage for a failed 1988 presidential bid. This too shall pass.

9 posted on 02/26/2007 11:27:17 PM PST by weegee (No third term. Hillary Clinton's 2008 election run presents a Constitutional Crisis.)
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To: L.N. Smithee

The internet goes back to the days when Al Gore Junior was a college flunky. He didn't even take the initiative.


10 posted on 02/26/2007 11:28:49 PM PST by weegee (No third term. Hillary Clinton's 2008 election run presents a Constitutional Crisis.)
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11 posted on 02/27/2007 10:02:14 AM PST by Caleb1411 ("These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." G. K. C)
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