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'Rock star' Al Gore takes center stage at Live Earth concert [Barf 'Al'ert!]
AFP via YahooNews!.com ^ | 7/04/07 | Rob Woollard

Posted on 07/05/2007 12:34:14 PM PDT by melt

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Al Gore's image as a rock-star eco-warrior gets another high-voltage jolt of celebrity endorsement Saturday when the music world gathers to raise awareness for global warming at Live Earth.

But despite a growing clamour for the beaten 2000 presidential election candidate to enter next year's race for the White House, the chances of Gore running for office again remain remote, analysts say.

Breathlessly described by admirers as "the coolest ex-US vice-president ever", Gore has consistently stated he has no interest in launching a 2008 election bid, while stopping short of unequivocally ruling himself out.

"I haven't ruled it out, but I don't think it's likely to happen," Gore said in a recent interview with Time Magazine.

Yet Gore's prominent involvement in events like Live Earth -- which will see over 150 stars perform in eight concerts around the world to urge governments to set climate change targets -- will inevitably breathe new life into calls for a 2008 White House bid.

However, Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, a political scientist at the University of Southern California, said she doubted Gore would enter the running.

"I don't think at this point he's thinking about it," Jeffe said. "He's having so much fun where he is," she added, referring to Gore's new-found status as crusading environmental campaigner, as evidenced in his involvement with the Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth."

"His image problems have been waylaid by 'An Inconvenient Truth'," Jeffe said. "What you see in the film is what you get when you meet him -- an Al Gore who is charming, witty and does have some personality."

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; algoreburnsrecords; algoreisnotmypope; algoreisnotmyprez; antirockstar; globalwarmingscare; heplayedonourfears; hoax; liveearth; pmrc; rockstar
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Headline-wise, it's hard to tell which Al Gore will be taking center stage at "Live Earth"--- the one with rocks in his head, or the one who likes it "on-the-rocks"...

1 posted on 07/05/2007 12:34:17 PM PDT by melt
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To: melt

I feel sorry for young Al. Look who is father is. Gore the younger should be grateful that he didn’t kill anyone while driving under the influence.


2 posted on 07/05/2007 12:36:03 PM PDT by LottieDah (Democrats, AlQaeda and the ACLU working together to destroy America)
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To: melt

If Live Earth does for Earth what Live Aid did for Africa, we’re all doomed.


3 posted on 07/05/2007 12:36:21 PM PDT by sono ("Let's start the Fairness Doctrine with NPR." Dennis Miller)
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To: melt

25 years from now mention the name Al Gore and the likely response would be “Wasn’t he the guy that almost got the industrialized west to commit economic suicide before the Ice Age started?”


4 posted on 07/05/2007 12:37:57 PM PDT by AU72
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To: melt

Livin’ hard, drivin’ fast, takin’ drugs...

Yeah, he sounds like a Rock Star...

Oh, wait a minute... I thought we were talking about Algore III


5 posted on 07/05/2007 12:38:20 PM PDT by gridlock (Quack ... (thump) Quack ... (thump) Quack ... (thump) Quack ... (thump)......)
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To: melt

They should get the whole damn family up on stage and have them chase each other with butterfly nets.


6 posted on 07/05/2007 12:38:48 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (If guns kill people, wouldn't there be a lot of dead people at gun shows?)
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To: melt
According to Al Gore "If we don't stop Global Warming ManBearPig will escape his icy prison in Antarctica...I am cereal..."


7 posted on 07/05/2007 12:39:42 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: sono

Rush was going on about the electricity expended for the shows, the jets to take the “stars” to the venues, and the overall footprint these events will leave. Quelle hypocrisy!


8 posted on 07/05/2007 12:39:45 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: melt

Eco-hypocrite is more like it.


9 posted on 07/05/2007 12:41:42 PM PDT by Clam Digger
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To: melt

Raising awareness??? People are not aware that AlGore is concerned?

I wonder how much over-priced, sweatshop produced, throwaway junk they’ll be selling at these venues?


10 posted on 07/05/2007 12:42:13 PM PDT by siunevada (If we learn nothing from history, what's the point of having one? - Peggy Hill)
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To: melt
Hey Tippy!

Hoisted on your own petard, huh? Shouldn’t have sold out.

11 posted on 07/05/2007 12:42:20 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: melt

The good news is that you know an issue is pretty much spent as a societal force when they start doing (Fill-In-The-Blank)AID concerts. Everybody goes out and has a good time, and they go back home and think it’s a good thing they solved that problem, whatever it was.

(Fill-In-The-Blank)AID is the second-to-last step before exhaustion of an issue. The final step before exhaustion, of course, is when John F’n Kerry makes it his Top Priority.


12 posted on 07/05/2007 12:42:50 PM PDT by gridlock (Quack ... (thump) Quack ... (thump) Quack ... (thump) Quack ... (thump)......)
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To: gridlock

I’m going to have to make that a tag-line


14 posted on 07/05/2007 12:44:54 PM PDT by gridlock (You know when you see the (Fill-In-The-Blank)AID Concert, an issue is headed for obscurity.)
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To: melt
Breathlessly described by admirers as "the coolest ex-US vice-president ever"

I can't take it anymore . . . I'm going to hurl!

15 posted on 07/05/2007 12:46:28 PM PDT by FoxInSocks
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To: melt

Live Earth Concerts Cause Global Warming!


16 posted on 07/05/2007 12:47:17 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: cardinal4
Rush also said that he heard that Algore was supposed to announce his candidacy this Saturday at the Earth Concert but now that this has happened, he doubts it. Of course, you know who is doing cartwheels over the news.
17 posted on 07/05/2007 12:49:05 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: melt

What a surprise. This is all about him. He is trying to be “relevant” after the 2000 election was “stolen” from him when it was “his turn” to be President.


18 posted on 07/05/2007 12:49:09 PM PDT by joonbug
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To: melt

Apparently Albore, III has taken these kinds of articles too much to heart, for he thinks it’s time to “party like a rock star’s kid” while driving 100 mph and endangering innocent lives.


19 posted on 07/05/2007 12:49:20 PM PDT by Enchante (Reid and Pelosi Defeatocrats: Surrender Now - Peace for Our Time!!)
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To: melt
Breathlessly described by admirers as "the coolest ex-US vice-president ever"

Nah, son. My dog Spiro Agnew came correct as a motha******, yo.

20 posted on 07/05/2007 12:50:45 PM PDT by wideawake ("Pearl Harbor is America's fault, right, Mommy?" Ron Paul, age 6, 12/7/1941)
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To: joonbug
He is trying to be “relevant” after the 2000 election was “stolen” from him when it was “his turn” to be President.

Just think, if it weren't for Ralph Nader we would be in the seventh year of the Gore Presidency.

21 posted on 07/05/2007 12:52:09 PM PDT by JoeGar
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To: melt
Does anybody know if any of those “Farm-Aid” concerts helped even one farmer. All these stupid “aid” concerts bring a line from a George Harrison song to mind: “It’s all to much.”
22 posted on 07/05/2007 12:52:23 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Liberals, A terrorists best friend!)
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To: melt
Breathlessly described by admirers as "the coolest ex-US vice-president ever"

Gosh - you're like ever soo right, dude


23 posted on 07/05/2007 12:54:57 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Press 1 for English, press 2 for deport)
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To: darkwing104

2007-07-05 Science & Technology
Bad Weather Possible for Live Earth Concert
Hamburg, Germany doesn’t have a lot of really nice days in the summer. Typical daytime max is in the low 70s F in July. They get a lot of days with light precip (say 0.1 inch or so).

Here is the forecast for the Hamburg airport (near where the Save-the-Gore) concert will be July 7 (forecast from WUnderground)

Saturday:
Rain. Overcast. High: 62° F. / 17° C. Wind West 15 mph. / 25 km/h. Chance of precipitation 60%.
Saturday Night:
Chance of Rain. Partly Cloudy. Low: 53° F. / 12° C. Wind West 11 mph. / 18 km/h. Chance of precipitation 50%.

I presume the performers and other big shots will have a seat under a canopy of some kind.
Posted by mhw 2007-07-05 14:53|


24 posted on 07/05/2007 12:55:59 PM PDT by Bobibutu
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To: Plains Drifter

They should get the whole damn family up on stage and have them chase each other with butterfly nets.


I think I’d pay to see that!


25 posted on 07/05/2007 12:56:31 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: melt
Live Gore...


26 posted on 07/05/2007 12:59:49 PM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: melt
Algore! Fix those damn teeth dude!!


27 posted on 07/05/2007 1:01:22 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: melt

“Breathlessly described by admirers as the coolest ex-US vice-president ever”

Were his admirers glazed-eyed and munching on junk food?


28 posted on 07/05/2007 1:01:50 PM PDT by Goldie Lurks (professional moonbat catcher)
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To: melt
"Breathlessly described by admirers as "the coolest ex-US vice-president ever", "

oh, come ON. HE looks like a used car dealer with dental hygiene problems. I can breathlessly describe him like that, too.

29 posted on 07/05/2007 1:02:54 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: melt

Maybe when Algore has saved the Planet and saved us from ourselves he will have some spare time to invest in the problems of his family. They obviously are crying out for his attention.


30 posted on 07/05/2007 1:05:12 PM PDT by bikerMD (Beware, the light at the end of the tunnel may be a muzzle flash.)
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To: JoeGar
Just think, if it weren't for Ralph Nader we would be in the seventh year of the Gore Presidency

We would probably be in the 3rd year of the Bush or some other Republican's presidency trying to dig our way out of the deep dangerous hole Gore put us. Just look at what he did to our country in the first 30 days after the 2000 election. An event like 9/11 couldn't even bring us back together.

31 posted on 07/05/2007 1:14:27 PM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Hi Heels
Al Gore reminds me of a big ol Tennessee hog
32 posted on 07/05/2007 1:15:04 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: melt

33 posted on 07/05/2007 1:19:04 PM PDT by rageaholic
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To: AU72

I don’t know about you folks, but in my old neighborhood “Rock Star” had nothing to do with Rock and Roll.....


34 posted on 07/05/2007 1:19:55 PM PDT by padre35 (Quod autem isti dicunt non interponendi vos bello)
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To: melt

Al Gore is NOT a rock star. Al Gore and his wife led GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP HEARINGS so that he could take a presence on the national stage prior to his 1988 run for the White House.

It is sick to see history revised for political correctness.

Frank Zappa, John Denver, and Ice-T knew him for what he was. And those guys probably wouldn’t have agreed on too much.


35 posted on 07/05/2007 1:21:32 PM PDT by weegee (If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will CNN news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
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To: gridlock
(Fill-In-The-Blank)AID is the second-to-last step before exhaustion of an issue. The final step before exhaustion, of course, is when John F’n Kerry makes it his Top Priority.

LOL. I just love your insightful analysis! I sure hope it's true.

36 posted on 07/05/2007 1:23:18 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: melt
What's the deal w/ "making people aware"? How does that change anything?

Oh, I know: "give me your money."

37 posted on 07/05/2007 1:23:21 PM PDT by synbad600
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To: 4yearlurker

I’m reminded of another song.

Culturcide’s “They aren’t the world” (”They aren’t the world, they’re not the children, they’re just bosses and bureaucrats and rock and roll has beens...”)


38 posted on 07/05/2007 1:25:37 PM PDT by weegee (If the Fairness Doctrine is imposed on USA who will CNN news get to read the conservative rebuttal)
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To: melt
Click here to see the video

Al Bore invented the Internet. Putfile Version (Higher quality)
39 posted on 07/05/2007 1:25:49 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: FoxInSocks

I thought Aaron Burr was the coolest vice-president ever? Or if we’re going for communists, how about Henry Wallace?


40 posted on 07/05/2007 1:27:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Indianhead Division: Second To None!)
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To: melt

He might as well be a rock star, because nothing he says as a politician makes sense.


41 posted on 07/05/2007 1:30:00 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I thought Aaron Burr was the coolest vice-president ever?”

Teddy Roosevelt was definitely the coolest.


42 posted on 07/05/2007 1:31:34 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Our first responsibility is to keep the power of the Presidency out of the hands of the Clintons.)
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To: melt

Why do Dems have such bad teeth?


43 posted on 07/05/2007 1:37:23 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 ( “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.”)
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To: TornadoAlley3

Harry Truman was the coolest. Take that Tojo....and that.


44 posted on 07/05/2007 1:49:42 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: melt

This kid looks normal It’s his father that nuts!


45 posted on 07/05/2007 1:51:45 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (I'd rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: TornadoAlley3
Why do Dems have such bad teeth?

GOing to Cuba for dental care?

46 posted on 07/05/2007 1:57:13 PM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (On guard until the seal is broken)
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To: melt
Anyone who even watched 5 minutes of that embarrassing ego fest in front of congress had to conclude, here is a man who for whatever reason (losing his dream of being President, believing it was stolen from him by the SCOTUS. smoking too much dope most of his adult life, the pressure of living up to his corrupt father’s expectations, driving those closest to him to booze and drugs, whatever) is mentally unbalanced.

I watched his face contort as he tried to control his arrogance and rage when a few politicians dares to challenge his global warming scam - James Inhoff in particular. He stiffened in his chair as if to say, how dare you contradict me you idiot, you are simply uninformed and stupid.. I know what I am talking about and I am determined to save the world from the greatest threat in man’s history..

If I didn’t despise this festering turd so much, I might have felt sorry for him. But it was clear we were watching a man out of touch with reality and totally consumed in his final desperate grasp to be important.

Al Gore is unbalanced and surely to God enough people in this country realize this guy is unstable.

47 posted on 07/05/2007 2:02:05 PM PDT by Beatthedrum
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To: melt

due to the lib/dems screaming about the fairness doctrine....is nbc going to give scientists equal time (about 7 hours) to explain there is NO global warming???


48 posted on 07/05/2007 2:31:29 PM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: melt

due to the lib/dems screaming about the fairness doctrine....is nbc going to give scientists equal time (about 7 hours) to explain there is NO global warming???


49 posted on 07/05/2007 2:31:46 PM PDT by nyyankeefan
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To: siunevada

My thoughts exactly! I’m not about to believe for a moment that the intentions of everyone involved are purely altruistic.


50 posted on 07/05/2007 2:35:15 PM PDT by Made In The USA (Bacon is infidelicious)
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