Skip to comments.Pelosi Brings Surprise Guest: Al Gore--Meat-Eating Carbon Machine--to Netroots Nation
Posted on 07/19/2008 6:24:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
So House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is about 40-odd minutes into her "Ask the Speaker" session Saturday at the Netroots Nation confab here in Austin,TX and about to field a question about energy and the environment, when she says she's got to call a friend. Offstage is heard the voice of Al Gore. No, wait he's actually here and the Netrootsters in the airline hangar sized hall greeted him with a nearly a minute long standing O. It was like a surprise guest showing up to jam at a Bridge School Benefit Concert. -- if you're a political geek, which we presume you are if you're reading this on a a Saturday night.
Lucky Big Al showed up to enlist the bloggers help in promoting his renewable energy challenge because the heat was starting to rise on the Speaker. A half dozen Code Pinkers were in the back of the room, silently parading around holding up a two-fingered peace sign. (Hey, it beats one finger). They're ticked at the Speaker for not ending the war once the Dems controlled the House. (Weird thing No. 1: Before Pelosi spoke, the audience was told that anybody disrupting the proceedings, like, uh, you in the George Bush mask in the back next to the woman in the pink glitter mask, would have their convention pass revoked. Guess bloggers prefer to be disruptive online instead of in-person.)
"I have serious sadness over two things in the Congress," Pelosi said. The passage of an unsatisfactory FISA bill and not being able to end the war. "I know it's the two biggest issues that you're concerned about but...107 days until the election, maybe it's 106 by now. And things will be better," she said.
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Way to go Nancy and Demrats et al! Worst speaker of the house; ever. . .celebrating the worst excuse for a VP and ex Vice-President.
What name is suitable for these people. . .the flotsam of Washington. . .and who but the most gullible, ignorant and the sadly misinformed to celebrate with them.
Contact Pelosi AmericanVoices@mail.house.gov
Drill or Get Off the Hill!!
Since I live close to Austin, I decided to get out of town this weekend. Normally, we don’t have much air pollution, but I figured it would probably triple or more while these blowhard idiots were hanging ‘round.
Yeah, Juan’s looking good to me right about now, too.
Netroots, Pelosi, and Gore. Oy!
Read that title as “Meat Eating Caribou Machine” ~ made as much sense as Gore’s carbon credit scam.
Did he float in like Baron Harkonen?
....does not work....bounces back as undeliverable
“I have serious sadness over two things in the Congress,” Pelosi said.
Well, Madam Speaker (I don’t mean disrespect by calling you a Madam, Nancy...that’s what Newt calls you, so...), I myself have serious sadness over two things in Congress
-—Pelosi and Reid.
“if you’re a political geek, which we presume you are if you’re reading this on a a Saturday night.”
I hate not being able to come up with a snappy come back. Guilty as charged.
I am absolutely stunned that anyone would follow that fat windbag Al Gore. Maybe it is the end of civilisation as we know it.
I consider Austin to be the source of all evil in Texas. We need to export it to California, the land of Austin's kindred spirits.
Contact your Congress critters to let them know that you are tired of high gas prices.
They asked (Gore) if he'll work in an Obama Administration. He's honored, but feels "The highest and best thing for me to do is to focus on trying to enlarge the political space in which elected officials address the climate crisis. Iâm devoting my life to bring about a sea change in public opinion across party lines that supports the truly massive policy change we need to have."
Our favorite question: If meat causes more carbon emissions than cars, what should we do?
Al said, "It is true that it would be healthier for us as if we consumed less meat." How come that hasn't been a more prominent? "I myself am a meat eater and perhaps that has something to do with it." We've got to walk before we run, Al said. "None of us are perfect."
I thought I had inadvertently tuned into the middle of a MAD TV or Saturday Night Live parody!
NOPE! it was a re-run on CSPAN.
I swear that Pelosi is one mentally deranged wack-job.