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Robert Redford Bashes Al Gore as Greedy Opportunist
NewsBusters ^ | 11/22/07 | Noel Sheppard

Posted on 11/23/2007 6:44:01 PM PST by melt

As irrefutable evidence mounts that Nobel Laureate Al Gore's climate alarmism is about nothing other than lining his supposedly green pockets with green currency, manmade global warming skeptics around the world wonder when the former vice president's house of cards will collapse.

Without question, if Gore were to lose the support of almost universally adoring Hollywoodans, the scam would implode quicker than a Democrat demanding a recount after losing a close election.

As such, the following comments by actor and environmentalist Robert Redford, reported by the New Statesman last week, should bring hope to folks not buying the snake oil Gore is selling (emphasis added, h/t NB reader Lee):

Redford was an early convert to the environmental movement, and talks proudly of having campaigned on it since 1969. "It was not a happy easy time, because those were the days that the oil and gas companies pretty much controlled the show on propaganda. Anyone speaking about solar energy would be smashed down as being a radical, a tree-hugger and granola-cruncher or what have you."

He is notably cynical, however, about Al Gore's recent award of a Nobel Peace Prize. "He's making a lot of money, he's having a belle époque, a heroic moment," he says.

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"What's most important - to be a hero to your country and go save it . . . or do you want to be happy and rich and be a hero and not get into the political scene?"

It almost sounds like Redford is provoking Al Gore into running for President one more time--- by making him feel guilty?

1 posted on 11/23/2007 6:44:02 PM PST by melt
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To: melt

Great, a cat fight between two pansies!


2 posted on 11/23/2007 6:45:18 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: melt
That doesn't look like a Prius Al just stepped out of...
3 posted on 11/23/2007 6:47:10 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. Jane Austen.)
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To: melt

Paging Jiffy Pop!! Please send more popcorn!!


4 posted on 11/23/2007 6:47:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Your "dirt" on Fred is about as persuasive as a Nancy Pelosi Veteran's Day Speech)
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To: melt

There’s always hope for these people. I remember reading one of the leaders of Greenpeace or whateber is now a nuclear power advocate.


5 posted on 11/23/2007 6:48:54 PM PST by Romneyfor President2008
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To: melt

Takes one to spot one. ;-)


6 posted on 11/23/2007 6:49:05 PM PST by doc1019 (Fred Thompson '08)
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To: melt

7 posted on 11/23/2007 6:49:08 PM PST by Defendingliberty (www.gulagthebear.com, www.DraconEarthsavers.org)
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To: melt

I was a huge fan of movies like ‘The Sting’, and of course, ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’. Even that old Twilight Zone with Redford was a great episode. But I find it tough to look at Redford these days. The plastic surgery is over the top, imo.


8 posted on 11/23/2007 6:49:42 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Whatever it is, it’s probably groaning a sigh of relief. Al looks stuffed full of carbon to me.


9 posted on 11/23/2007 6:50:54 PM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: melt

"Damn dry cleaner shrunk my suit again. Get me John Edwards on the phone, I wanna sue the pants off that dry cleaner."

10 posted on 11/23/2007 6:51:45 PM PST by Paul Heinzman (All I want for Christmas is a new tagline.)
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To: melt

Father Gore, forgive them for the no not what they do.


11 posted on 11/23/2007 6:54:11 PM PST by Dawggie
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To: Moonman62

The Goracle is filled with hot gas which he will dispense to his minions..


12 posted on 11/23/2007 6:54:28 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: melt

Fight on the Gravy Train!


13 posted on 11/23/2007 6:55:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: melt


14 posted on 11/23/2007 6:55:22 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

I can’t swim!


15 posted on 11/23/2007 6:57:02 PM PST by stboz
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To: Lancey Howard
I was a huge fan of movies like ... But I find it tough to look at Redford these days. The plastic surgery is over the top, imo.

I agree with the first part. He will always be an iconic American actor. It isn't, however, any surgery that makes him hard to look at today. It's his odious politics, along with an obvious lack of intelligence and class.

16 posted on 11/23/2007 6:57:59 PM PST by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: sheik yerbouty
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17 posted on 11/23/2007 6:58:52 PM PST by skimask (Support Terrorism......Vote Democratic)
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To: melt
Redford was conservationist back when Algore was still growing tobakky.
18 posted on 11/23/2007 6:59:04 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: melt

A civit cat telling a skunk that he stinks!


19 posted on 11/23/2007 6:59:35 PM PST by Doctor Don
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To: melt

While Redford and Hollywood pulling the rug out from under Al Gore would be downright funny, don’t count on the Left Coast to do the country any favors. There’s still too much corporate environmental guilt out there to milk.


20 posted on 11/23/2007 6:59:38 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: melt

Nice photo of the aging and now disillusioned aging "Useful Idiot" meeting his corruption-uber-alles "Apparatchik".

21 posted on 11/23/2007 7:01:15 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Looks like Redford's face is undergoing a terminal meltdown caused by manmade facial warping.

Leni

22 posted on 11/23/2007 7:02:15 PM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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To: melt
Perhaps if Al lived his life in a manner that showed he cared about the environment, he might be taken a little bit more seriously (emphasis on ‘little’). His global warming premise is deeply flawed but he is a hypocrite, driving Escalades and flying in private jets instead of driving a hybrid and flying commercial, or using the internet, which he invented after all, for having “virtual conferences” instead of the monstrosity on Bali which can’t hold all the private jets.
23 posted on 11/23/2007 7:02:15 PM PST by tips up
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To: melt

Nice photo of the aging and now disillusioned "Useful Idiot" meeting his corruption-uber-alles "Apparatchik".

24 posted on 11/23/2007 7:02:32 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Lancey Howard
When Rob was young he'd often smile.

I haven't seen him smile in years.

Liberals aren't happy people.

25 posted on 11/23/2007 7:03:08 PM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: melt

Hey Bobbie, how’s Lyin by Loons working out for you??

Pray for W and Our Iraq Winning Troops


26 posted on 11/23/2007 7:03:31 PM PST by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: melt

bwahahahaha!!!


27 posted on 11/23/2007 7:06:40 PM PST by RDTF ("Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear". Mark Twain)
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To: melt

ROFL! I love a feel-good story just before bed.


28 posted on 11/23/2007 7:07:25 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: bray

Strange, but I can’t recall ever seeing Algore in a picture with a winter coat on, no matter how cold it is.


29 posted on 11/23/2007 7:08:59 PM PST by BerryDingle (Illegitimi Non Carborundum (Don't let the bastards wear you down))
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To: Revolting cat!

I love a good fight among liberals, fighting to see who is MORE moral and righteous. hardihar, bring on the popcorn.


30 posted on 11/23/2007 7:09:54 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: melt
He's just mad that Gore is stealing the spotlight.

Because of Redford's Sundance Festival, the Park City/Heber Valley/Summitt county area in Utah has become far more well known and of course far more developed than if he had just left it all alone.

But he couldn't stop himself. He needed that adulation.

So he brought massive development and perpetual environmental damage to places that were once almost empty.

Some dude to be talkin.

31 posted on 11/23/2007 7:12:52 PM PST by Regulator
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To: BerryDingle

Stanger still is his use of a personal jet to fly all over the Warming World. Not to worry though, he has a No Blood for Oil sticker on the Tail.

Pray for W and Our Troops


32 posted on 11/23/2007 7:12:53 PM PST by bray (Think "Betray U.S." Think Democrat)
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To: Lancey Howard

Once upon the time Redford face radiated Sunshine now it shows a worry soul which is not of from the Creator!


33 posted on 11/23/2007 7:13:05 PM PST by restornu (Improve The Shining Moment! Don't let them pass you by... PRESS FORWARD MITT)
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To: Lancey Howard

It’s been all downhill for Redford since 1972.


34 posted on 11/23/2007 7:17:38 PM PST by Disambiguator (Political Correctness is criminal insanity writ large.)
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To: Paul Heinzman

52 ex long, I’d guess. Maybe 54.


35 posted on 11/23/2007 7:18:10 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: melt

Red on Red!!! >B-)


36 posted on 11/23/2007 7:20:31 PM PST by DGHoodini (The Dems no longer have the humanity to grasp that there are things worth dying for.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Meet the new (old) boss, same as the (new) old boss.


37 posted on 11/23/2007 7:24:05 PM PST by OCC
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To: MinuteGal

I hadn’t seen Redford in years, and then when I saw him in ‘The Last Castle’ (a pretty good movie) I was floored by the restructuring of his face. Barely recognized him.


38 posted on 11/23/2007 7:25:53 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: melt

Redford has been known to do the right thing occasionally.

He financed the films that exposed the slaughter at Waco.


39 posted on 11/23/2007 7:27:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Turning the general election into a second Democrat primary is not a winning strategy.)
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To: MinuteGal
Plus, the guy is almost 70 - - time to give up the blond hair!


40 posted on 11/23/2007 7:29:54 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: MinuteGal

Scratch that - - Redford is 71.


41 posted on 11/23/2007 7:31:21 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard
I think the old smile would make him look a little more like the old Redford.

Haven't seen the toothy smile in years.

42 posted on 11/23/2007 7:36:59 PM PST by what's up
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To: melt

One goof-ball calls another goof-ball a goof-ball, and I’m supposed to get excited????


43 posted on 11/23/2007 7:40:02 PM PST by ErieGeno
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To: Moonman62
Al looks stuffed full of carbon to me.

Mebbe, carbonara? Not that I can talk...but I will. Al's put on a few...

44 posted on 11/23/2007 7:47:47 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. Jane Austen.)
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To: melt
Old Sharks whose teeth have fallen out trying to gum each other to death in a media feeding frenzy.

High end entertainment.

LOL

45 posted on 11/23/2007 7:49:41 PM PST by Candor7 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Baghdad_(1258))
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To: Lancey Howard

I think he had some kind of eyelift along the way (but didn’t keep it up w/subsequent ‘tweaks.’) The rest IMO is natural aging and sun damage. His skin was lined (oh but it was considered character back in the day) in the early shot; the later one shows jowls sagging and bulbous (natural) aging of the nose and more sun damage. I think what makes him look so old is his lack of expression...like he is deep in thought/worried. Bob...lighten up!!!


46 posted on 11/23/2007 7:52:56 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them. Jane Austen.)
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To: melt

I’m sorry, but I agree, I sure hope we don’t see Al Gore running some green party candidate. That 3rd party thing is so contentious, don’t know if our country can handle it. Right now, we need to heal, comfort, unite, be a real “village”.

Barf...


47 posted on 11/23/2007 8:01:30 PM PST by Professional
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To: melt

What, me agree with Robert Redford?

This is the cold day that I do...


48 posted on 11/23/2007 8:15:57 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: melt
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I'm pretty sure Robert Redford is Manbearpig. I'm super sereal.

49 posted on 11/23/2007 8:37:03 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
That doesn't look like a Prius Al just stepped out of...

Let's face it...Algore can't fit into a Pious, and the gerbils couldn't move one if he were in it, anyway...

50 posted on 11/23/2007 8:41:10 PM PST by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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