Skip to comments.Gore Won't Behave By Senate Rules
Posted on 03/21/2007 7:07:45 AM PDT by yoe
The following release was posted Tuesday night to the web log of Senator James Inhofe:
From behind the scenes on Capitol Hill: Former Vice President Al Gore, despite being given major preferential treatment, has violated the Senate Environment & Public Works Committees (EPW) hearing rules.
Gore first demanded to be granted an unprecedented 30 minute opening statement to the Senate EPW Committee for Wednesdays (March 21) global warming hearing scheduled for 2:30 pm ET.
The GOP minority on the EPW committee agreed to the 30 minute opening statement.
But then Gore demanded a waiver of the EPW committees 48 hour rule that requires all witnesses before EPW to submit their testimony in advance. The GOP minority on the EPW committee then agreed to waive the 48 hour rule in favor of allowing Gore to submit his testimony 24 hours before the hearing.
But in a breaking news development on Capitol Hill, the former Vice President has violated the new 24 hour deadline extension by failing to submit his testimony even with the new time extension granted to Gore.
As of 8pm ET Tuesday evening, the testimony still has not been received by EPW, a clear violation of committee rules.
The word on Capitol Hill says not to expect Gores testimony to the Senate EPW committee until Wednesday (March 21) - the day of the hearing.
It appears that Gore does not believe the same rules apply to him that apply to every other Senate EPW witness.
The Senate has rules?
Sorry Inhofe, but if you admit being complicit in 'allowing' someone to waive the rules on two prior occasions don't expect them to follow them later.
Well, he does have a Hollywood Oscar now - I guess he thinks he can now act like a Hollywood Diva!
Time for Republicans to shut down the insufferable ass, is he afraid that his "testimony" is chock full of hole? Why in the world is a flunked divinity student allowed to become an expert witness on global warming? This is a dog and pony show for the Democrats and the head dog will howl then mess all over our congressional buildings. I cannot believe that the American people will continue to laud this pile of lard.
We must stop ManBearPig! I'm totally serial!
Algore is running scared.
I think this is a great move. It's not like anything Gore has to say is anything "new", so one just needs to be prepared with facts to counter the claims.
and probably out of breath...
Rules are for the little people...........
All men are created equal...but some are more equal than others.
This sounds like how my wife disciplines the children.
W: "Go to bed"
W: "Your bedtime is X"
C: "I'm watching a TV show"
W: "You should have been in bed already
C: "The show is over at Y"
W: "You better go to bed as soon as that show is over"
(show ends, 5 minutes pass)
W: "Why aren't you in bed"
C: "Sorry, I'm just wrapping up stuff on the computer"
W: "You should have done that already"
C: "Sorry, I'll be done soon"
W: "Well, you better go to bed as soon as you are done"
C: "uh huh"
(20 minutes later)
W: (to me) "I hate that you let the kids stay up so late"
Al 'let them eat cake' Gore says rules are for serfs.
You nailed it. It is the philosophy of Gore's entire being....
Seems like I remember the Dems walking out of a hearing once last year. Hm...maybe I'm wrong.
Wonder what the republicans will ask Gore. Hope they're REAL tough on him.
My assessment of Algore echos that of Paul Newman's assessment of the Charleston Chiefs' owners son in Slap Shot.
Prince Albert should stay in the can............
Gore wants to save the world and you little people just won't listen. /sarcasm
Gore plays by his own rules.
He's a dhimmicrat, not an American.
The story basically describes how they botched the chance to do it -- three times. So far.
He should be as anyone with half a brain knows that Global Warming is only for political activists, a hoax in humongous form! A back door approach for the return of Kyoto
the protection of all Grants and other Funding for faux science. Gores inquisitors (should watch this) then just thank him for stopping by, we have no questions for you at this time. Now run along like a good little politician...No, wait a minute, you could face the trash problem in space...that would really be a good thing or you might shed some light on the growing threat along our borders....nah...too hard...........
Mr. Gore, Can I get your autograph?......It's for my kids, you know.......
A Gaia worshipper...
The REPUBs should have prevented him from testifying today given he failed to meet even the shortened time frame. Gore was only a former senator so its understandable he might not respect senate rules (sarcasm fully intended).
It nice we have a caste system in the US. If you or I pulled such a stunt before a congrestional committe (I once did testify before a house environmental subcommittee), they would hardly be willing to tolerate such arrogance.
Arrogant, gutless, without regard to protocol, smug, fearful, and spineless...
And I'm talking about the frickin' weeenie GOP who continue to rankle my ass beyond staying sane, with their constant caving, and allowing the Democrats to RUN ALL OVER THEM.
HOW CAN WE FIGHT WHEN WE CONTINUE TO PUT LINGUINI IN OFFICE TO REPRESENT US?!!?
I'M STARTING TO HATE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!
Gore is a global warming special interest. His carbon credits comapny makes more money when more people are guilt tripped into making up for their carbon emissions.
"Don't you know who I am?!!!"
Is Gore being sworn in under oath?
Every time a D goes to the rest room, or is otherwise absent from the meeting, all but one R should walk out and suggest the absence of a quorum.
Make sure you watch this debunking video and burn copies and pass it along to friends and neighbors!
What do tou expect Clinton trained him and he got away with it.
He looks like a bloated pig.
Actually, on that point, she is correct. What are you, a wuss? You let your children disobey their mother and you don't enforce the rules? What, do you hate your wife that much that you'd let that happen? I have no respect for a father who acts like that.
Algore is the only customer of his Carbon Credits Company. I wonder how many credits it takes to offset that $1,000,000 of Occidental Petroleum Stock?
Oh sure, take her side ;-)
Really, I'm not taking HER side so much as standing against YOUR side. Stand up and defend your wife. If she were attacked by muggers, would you stand by and do nothing?
Well, YOUR children are mugging her. Go defend your wife . . . IF you're NOT a wuss, Charles.
This wasn't really the thread for a serious discussion of parenting. IT was supposed to be funny.
A serious discussion of how to train your children to obey their parents? sorry, just don't want to get into that here.
Can't we just keep making fun of Al Gore?
Hahahahahaha. Now we know where your children learned that duck and delay behavior from, Charles.
You're right. This is funny.
Are you on some new medication that may be affecting your behavior?
Climate fluctuates. Temperatures and CO2 levels have varied greatly without human contribution over millions of years. So, obviously, there are major forces other than human activities at work. Ignoring these other forces and implying that some Kyoto-type intervention will resolve unwanted climate change seems ill-conceived.
The tip-off that Gore's case is weak is his insistence that climate change is a "moral issue" rather than a scientific one. The implication is that it is human influence that is BAD in and of itself. And that stopping this BAD behavior is the important objective. The other side of this idea is that natural climate change would be okay.
The "natural = good and unnatural = bad" notion is simplistic and, in my opinion, idiotic. The civilization we currently enjoy is highly unnatural. Yet, virtually every human being (even so-called "greens") strives to enjoy the benefits it provides.
If the climate is changing in unfavorable ways what does it matter whether the cause is natural or unnatural or some combination? Wouldn't preventing the unfavorable change by the most efficient means be the most sensible policy?
Suppose a comet were projected to collide with the Earth. This would be a 100% natural event. Does that mean it's okay? No action needed? Or should we try to avert the collision by unnatural means?
What we need to come to grips with is that, absent any human action, the climate will change. If we want to ameliorate, offset or avert this change we need to think about effective methods of trying to accomplish this. Effective methods are going to have to go beyond the minuscule impacts to be achieved by the Kyoto protocol approach of reducing human-caused emissions. The fact that such effective methods are not part of Al Gore's prescription is pretty convincing evidence that it is control of humans rather than control of climate that is his real agenda.
Whether the BBC program was "right" in every regard isn't the issue. It presents a different interpretation of the data than Al Gore does. In my opinion, it persuasively refutes the idea that controlling CO2 emissions will be sufficient to prevent climate change. The issue then is whether there is something else that can (or should--not everyone agrees that warmer would be worse than cooler) be done to deal with this change. Since there is no evidence that Gore understands the magnitude of the issue, it is clear that following his advice would be the wrong course to take.
How right you are! Al Gore was probably too busy watching American Idol to get his testimony turned in on time.
He went from being the nation's Music Czar to being the nation's Weather Czar. It is about the power and not about the issues.
I'll get back to you as soon as I finish eating my lunch.
savedbygrace was right. Generally, if your wife gives a command, and the children ignore it, the proper response is to enforce the command, not laugh about it.
But that wouldn't make a very funny dialog, would it.
I'm not saying the dialog was contrived, just that there were other aspects to it that weren't necessary for the humor, and that would involve a serious discussion unrelated to the topic.
I didn't want though to leave the impression I was in disagreement with savedbygrace.
Ah, now I understand. Thank you.
What an arrogant b'tard he is. AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!