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Gore Refuses to Take Personal Energy Ethics Pledge
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Posted on 03/21/2007 1:45:06 PM PDT by Dirtysnowbank

GORE REFUSES TO TAKE PERSONAL ENERGY ETHICS PLEDGE

WASHINGTON, DC – Former Vice President Al Gore refused to take a “Personal Energy Ethics Pledge” today to consume no more energy than the average American household. The pledge was presented to Gore by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, during today’s global warming hearing.

Senator Inhofe showed Gore a film frame from “An Inconvenient Truth” where it asks viewers: “Are you ready to change the way you live?”

Gore has been criticized for excessive home energy usage at his residence in Tennessee. His electricity usage is reportedly 20 times higher than the average American household.

It has been reported that many of these so-called carbon offset projects would have been done anyway. Also, carbon offset projects such as planting trees can take decades or even a century to sequester the carbon emitted today. So energy usage today results in greenhouse gases remaining in the atmosphere for decades, even with the purchase of so-called carbon offsets.

“There are hundreds of thousands of people who adore you and would follow your example by reducing their energy usage if you did. Don’t give us the run-around on carbon offsets or the gimmicks the wealthy do,” Senator Inhofe told Gore.

“Are you willing to make a commitment here today by taking this pledge to consume no more energy for use in your residence than the average American household by one year from today?” Senator Inhofe asked.

Senator Inhofe then presented Vice President Gore with the following "Personal Energy Ethics Pledge:

Cl As a believer: · that human-caused global warming is a moral, ethical, and spiritual issue affecting our survival;

· that home energy use is a key component of overall energy use;

· that reducing my fossil fuel-based home energy usage will lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions; and

· that leaders on moral issues should lead by example;

I pledge to consume no more energy for use in my residence than the average American household by March 21, 2008.”

Gore refused to take the pledge.

See Senator Inhofe’s Opening Statement from today’s hearing


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; animalfarm; energy; globalwarming; gore; junkscience; manbearpig; moreequalthanothers; pseudoscience; socialism; starkravingsocialist
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Is Al Gore serial?
1 posted on 03/21/2007 1:45:07 PM PDT by Dirtysnowbank
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To: Dirtysnowbank

Senator Inhofe is great!!


2 posted on 03/21/2007 1:45:43 PM PDT by Dirtysnowbank
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To: Dirtysnowbank

I hear al gore buys his carbon credits from manbearpig.


3 posted on 03/21/2007 1:47:39 PM PDT by flashbunny (<--- Free Anti-Rino graphics! See Rudy the Rino get exposed as a liberal with his own words!)
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To: Dirtysnowbank

I have a new moniker for Gore... a Carbonista.


4 posted on 03/21/2007 1:49:27 PM PDT by BigFinn (Congress: All pork, no bacon and full of beans.)
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To: Dirtysnowbank
"“There are hundreds of thousands of people who adore you and would follow your example..."

Worthy of a Barf Alert right there.

5 posted on 03/21/2007 1:49:36 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Free Sirhan Sirhan, after all, the bastard who killed Mary Jo Kopechne is walking around free)
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To: Dirtysnowbank

Unfortunately, this will never be carried by the DriveByMedia. What they WILL show is Barbra Boxer (D-CA) chastising Inofe by holding up the chairmans gavel and stating (I'm paraphrasing),"elections have consequences. You no longer have this."


6 posted on 03/21/2007 1:50:09 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: flashbunny

Al Gore Jr. is selling indulgences for those who's sins are politically incorrect.


7 posted on 03/21/2007 1:50:17 PM PDT by weegee (Carbon credits are nothing but the Global Warming movement's way of selling indugences.)
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To: Dirtysnowbank

I'm lovin' this!


8 posted on 03/21/2007 1:50:19 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: flashbunny
Someone please explain this "manbearpig" to me, as I am totally ignorant.
9 posted on 03/21/2007 1:50:30 PM PDT by CobraJet
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To: Dirtysnowbank

Did anyone ask Algore about teh Cape Wind Project?


10 posted on 03/21/2007 1:50:44 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Dirtysnowbank
Typical liberal. Wants the governments hands in everybody's pockets for his pet projects but won't take responsibility for his own actions.

LOSER!!!
11 posted on 03/21/2007 1:51:47 PM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel and Freerepublic Rocks!)
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To: Dirtysnowbank

Gore is such a doofus he went out on "his" internet to check on his carbon credits at freecreditreport.com.


12 posted on 03/21/2007 1:52:30 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, but DemocRATs believe every day is April 15th. - Reagan)
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To: CobraJet

no highjacking the Algore "No pledge" thread


13 posted on 03/21/2007 1:52:39 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: CobraJet

It's from an episode of southpark.

Algore came to the school to preach to the kids about manbearpig, a creature that sane people don't believe in (ala global warming)

The rest of the episode was spent ripping algore.

If you have cable, it's a must see episode.


14 posted on 03/21/2007 1:52:42 PM PDT by flashbunny (<--- Free Anti-Rino graphics! See Rudy the Rino get exposed as a liberal with his own words!)
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To: CobraJet

I think it is from South Park.


15 posted on 03/21/2007 1:52:51 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Rudy: When you absolutely,positively need a liberal for President.)
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To: pinz-n-needlez; onyx; ohioWfan; BigSkyFreeper; Dog; My2Cents; Howlin; nopardons; OXENinFLA; kcvl; ..

FYI Ping


16 posted on 03/21/2007 1:53:19 PM PDT by Mo1 ( http://www.gohunter08.com)
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To: Dirtysnowbank

No, he says the Earth has a "fever"; I say he's the pimple on the Earth's a$$ (and a pain in mine).


17 posted on 03/21/2007 1:53:29 PM PDT by MissEdie (Liberalscostlives)
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To: Dirtysnowbank

typical lib double standard. one for the libs and another one for the rest of the American people


18 posted on 03/21/2007 1:53:29 PM PDT by Ancient Drive
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To: CobraJet
Someone please explain this "manbearpig" to me, as I am totally ignorant.

An episode of South Park had Gore trying to convince people that "manbearpig" was the biggest threat to the world... ever. He was serial about it!


19 posted on 03/21/2007 1:54:16 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Objects in the mirror are more easily seen than they were through the windshield.)
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To: Dirtysnowbank
Manbearpig is real!!!!

I live in CARBONdale, IL. So, I know... some of those smart students on campus have seen manbearpig. They know the truth, man.

20 posted on 03/21/2007 1:54:19 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: Ancient Drive

Back to your fields peasant!!


21 posted on 03/21/2007 1:54:32 PM PDT by Dirtysnowbank
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To: Mo1

Thanks....


22 posted on 03/21/2007 1:55:07 PM PDT by Txsleuth (I don't know who I am voting for yet...just window shopping.)
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To: flashbunny

Thanks to all. Now I get it. I don't watch South Park, but maybe I should!


23 posted on 03/21/2007 1:56:28 PM PDT by CobraJet
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To: Dirtysnowbank

If this scam is playing out as others have played out before it, Algore sees himself as 'leadership' and, therefore, not accountable to the same standards as the rest of us ordinary, common folk. If Algore had to live by all of the restrictions that he proposes for the rest of us, global warming would lose his support over night! Algore is a fraud. And he was always a fraud. That anyone takes him seriously today is mind-boggling!


24 posted on 03/21/2007 1:57:55 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: Volunteer

That wasn't Manbearpig - that was the Big Muddy Monster.


25 posted on 03/21/2007 2:00:25 PM PDT by SelmaLee
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To: Fierce Allegiance; absolootezer0
I think Gore is a genius. Infact, I am going to follow his advise.

I have purchased 5 cases of SlimFast. For every fat chick that I date, I will give one SlimFast shake to a skinny girl.

Obesity has become a problem in our society. We must not condone it. Therefore I shall offset every fat chick that I pickup by by giving a thin chick a SlimFast and ensuring that they never get fat. Now I can date all the fat chicks I want.

I plan on going around the country preaching on the serious epidemic of obesity while sharing a deepdish large pizza and a case of beer with a fat chick.
26 posted on 03/21/2007 2:01:34 PM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.)
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To: Dirtysnowbank

Gore looks stoned.Is he still on psychiatric drugs?


27 posted on 03/21/2007 2:10:50 PM PDT by Lexington Green (Every American killed by a Mexican truck is a homicde committed by our leaders..)
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To: Mo1
Thanks Mo for the updates and pings. I do appreciate them.

Senator Inhofe exposes Algore as a hypocrit......I love it.
28 posted on 03/21/2007 2:12:37 PM PDT by Rheo
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To: Dirtysnowbank

Gore: "The Er.. urth has a fever"

Upon hearing this, the drug companies told the committee they have been working on a solution, they are making eight ton aspirin's they plan to disperse by aircraft in all the oceans worldwide.


29 posted on 03/21/2007 2:12:37 PM PDT by RetSignman (DEMSM: "If you tell a big enough lie, frequently enough, it becomes the truth")
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To: Dirtysnowbank

I don't see why he wouldn't, none of his supporters would expect him to keep it anyway.


30 posted on 03/21/2007 2:14:38 PM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: muir_redwoods

It's hard to tell who is more pathetic, Owl Whore or the "people who adore" him.


31 posted on 03/21/2007 2:16:25 PM PDT by stop_fascism
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To: Continental Soldier

Al Gore is so conflicted that he is a walking OXYmoron.


32 posted on 03/21/2007 2:18:08 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Dirtysnowbank
Hats off to Inhofe! The ManBearPig story gets funnier every day. I wish I could get a clip of Algore and his wife's face when he was exposed as the phony limousine liberal he is.
33 posted on 03/21/2007 2:25:09 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: RetSignman
"Gore: "The Er.. urth has a fever"

And the cure is... more COWBELL!!!


34 posted on 03/21/2007 2:26:13 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot
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To: Continental Soldier

"That anyone takes him seriously today is mind-boggling!"

The liberal mind does not boggle. They are unbending believers. The problem is, their God is government, which they believe in just as the Christian right believes in God, the creator.


35 posted on 03/21/2007 2:26:58 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Dirtysnowbank
What A guy ....Invents the Internet and saves Earth too! What else can Albert do?
36 posted on 03/21/2007 2:28:10 PM PDT by ustanker (Secure the border!)
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To: Continental Soldier
Algore sees himself as 'leadership' and, therefore, not accountable to the same standards as the rest of us ordinary, common folk

Yep. There's no "controlling legal authority". Algore wants the job.

37 posted on 03/21/2007 2:31:20 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: BigFinn

Excellent
Carbonista Gore the almost president, almost tells the truth<:o))


38 posted on 03/21/2007 2:34:04 PM PDT by Turborules
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To: weegee

Not only is he selling 'indulgences,' but he is also peddling a Carbon Tax to Congress. Hillary was practically drooling as she was talking to him about the subject.

Hang on to your wallets, folks. This is going to hurt!


39 posted on 03/21/2007 2:36:39 PM PDT by pinz-n-needlez (Jack Bauer wears Tony Snow pajamas)
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To: Dirtysnowbank

"Saving energy is for little people! I can AFFORD to buy Carbon Credit Absolution!!"-St AlGore


40 posted on 03/21/2007 2:41:57 PM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: Dirtysnowbank
Gore refused to take the pledge.

I'm Shocked! Shocked I tell ya! Shocked beyond belief!
</sarcasm>

41 posted on 03/21/2007 2:42:12 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: BigFinn
I have a new moniker for Gore... a Carbonista.

Good one. He's attempting to get himself off the hook with his Carbonite Maneuver.

42 posted on 03/21/2007 2:42:18 PM PDT by DejaJude
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To: Dirtysnowbank

Inhofe is great. He backed Gore into a corner and made the Great Global Guru publicly practice one the liberal's most sacred sacraments - hypocrisy.


43 posted on 03/21/2007 2:42:24 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Ice-cubes melting in the sun is an act of God. Get over it, Gore.)
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To: Dirtysnowbank
There are hundreds of thousands of people who adore you and would follow your example are complete morons who do not have the critical thinking skills of a banana.
44 posted on 03/21/2007 2:45:07 PM PDT by Centurion2000 (If you're not being shot at, it's not a high stress job.)
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To: CobraJet

If you don't watch South Park, you're missing out!


45 posted on 03/21/2007 2:45:46 PM PDT by IrishRainy (I used to NEVER finish anything, but now I)
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To: Dirtysnowbank

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4520665474899458831

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XttV2C6B8pU

View the BBC's "The Great Global Warming Swindle".

Either link will play it for you.

It's a long time to sit in front of the computer - but well worth it!!!


46 posted on 03/21/2007 2:45:51 PM PDT by Chili Girl
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To: Dirtysnowbank

If the influence on Congress by Al Gore wasn't such a worry, I would laugh myself silly over this man's goofball ideas. Some of the American people are such sheep. My tag says it all.


47 posted on 03/21/2007 2:46:21 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Hoping my 'carbon footprint' has crushed a few liberals)
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To: Turborules

I finished watching the Cspan tape of the hearing, on the internet, and this 'pledge episode' does not appear on the video. Did they edit it out?


48 posted on 03/21/2007 2:48:02 PM PDT by BigFinn (Congress: All pork, no bacon and full of beans.)
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To: Centurion2000

LOL


49 posted on 03/21/2007 3:02:04 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I am PRO-VICTORY!!)
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To: muir_redwoods

Inhofe doesn't believe this stuff, himself. He is just highlighting the hypocrisy of Gore.


50 posted on 03/21/2007 3:03:37 PM PDT by 3niner (War is one game where the home team always loses.)
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