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Al Gore, Dolly Parton to receive honorary degrees from Tennessee
Commercial Appeal.com ^ | February 26, 2010 | By Richard Locker

Posted on 02/27/2010 5:40:35 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

NASHVILLE -- Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore will join entertainer Dolly Parton and former senator Howard H. Baker Jr. as the only recipients of honorary degrees awarded by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

UT Board of Trustees voted to award Gore an Honorary Doctor of Laws and Humane Letters in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

"Vice President Gore's career has been marked by visionary leadership, and his work has quite literally changed our planet for the better," UTK Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek said.

(Excerpt) Read more at commercialappeal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: algore; hoax; riskyscheme; runslikeagirl
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1 posted on 02/27/2010 5:40:35 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Talk about a couple of boobs.


2 posted on 02/27/2010 5:43:45 AM PST by pdunkin (I feel more like I do now than I did this morning.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Recoginzing three boobs...


3 posted on 02/27/2010 5:44:13 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Al Gore, Dolly Parton to receive honorary degrees from Tennessee

3 boobs

4 posted on 02/27/2010 5:44:46 AM PST by Entrepreneur (The environmental movement is filled with watermelons - green on the outside, red on the inside)
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To: pdunkin

LOL. I was going to say that’s three boobs getting a degree.


5 posted on 02/27/2010 5:44:49 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gee, if I say the sky is falling and get implants can I get an award??? LOL


6 posted on 02/27/2010 5:47:04 AM PST by hstacey
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To: Entrepreneur

Two huge ones and one mega-boob


7 posted on 02/27/2010 5:47:04 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Waste and fraud are synonymous with gov't spending)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a pair!


8 posted on 02/27/2010 5:48:46 AM PST by kempster
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My husband noted that the degrees are going to a couple of giant busts.


9 posted on 02/27/2010 5:51:57 AM PST by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIA)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
too bad he could not earn a REAL degree... on second thought, if he did, he may come away indoctrinated in liberalism< /sarc >
10 posted on 02/27/2010 5:52:35 AM PST by j_guru
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If I were Dolly, I’d have to turn this down. If I were in the vicinity of Al Gore, I’d have to resist the urge to spit on him.


11 posted on 02/27/2010 5:52:58 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

AlBore getting a PHD in BS???


12 posted on 02/27/2010 5:53:44 AM PST by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

At least what Dolly is pushing is real.


13 posted on 02/27/2010 5:54:28 AM PST by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 129)
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To: Clara Lou

If I’m correct, Dolly Parton has actually contributed to the economy by creating a large number of jobs. How many people work at Dollywood, for instance?

I doubt Al Gore has done a tenth as much.


14 posted on 02/27/2010 5:55:47 AM PST by Judith Anne (2012 Sarah Palin/Duncan Hunter 2012)
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To: pdunkin

two boobs win the prize

not sure why Al did, though


15 posted on 02/27/2010 5:56:52 AM PST by silverleaf (We don't want everyone in Washington to get along, We want them to get out of the way)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The title does not reflect the article (which is correct). Gore is receiving an honorary doctorate. Dolly Parton received on several years ago. Dolly has done a tremendous amount for her county, creating thousands of jobs and starting massive charity programs. She has been an excellent citizen who remembers where she came from.

Gore will be joining Dolly (and Howard Baker), who have already received their honorary doctorates.

Dolly is an entertainer. Al is a joke. There is a difference.


16 posted on 02/27/2010 5:57:51 AM PST by TN4Liberty (My tagline disappeared so this is my new one.)
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To: Recon Dad

True that.


17 posted on 02/27/2010 5:57:53 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: Recon Dad

au contraire!....You seriously think those ‘things’ haven’t had a bit of Hollywood enhancement?


18 posted on 02/27/2010 5:57:58 AM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Judith Anne

Not only has she created jobs, her music has given lasting joy. Al has provided us with an object of lasting scorn.


19 posted on 02/27/2010 6:02:34 AM PST by Clara Lou
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Must be “T & A” degree day at UT. One degree for the Ts, another one for the A.


20 posted on 02/27/2010 6:02:35 AM PST by nesnah
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I seem to remember Howard Baker fondly—but I can’t remember why—LOL!

A couple of the comments left at the end of the article are really sad-—way too many folks bought this GW nonsense......


21 posted on 02/27/2010 6:02:52 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Two Ti*s and a Dic*!


22 posted on 02/27/2010 6:06:07 AM PST by Dem Guard
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To: Recon Dad

Right, real silicone.


23 posted on 02/27/2010 6:07:03 AM PST by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dolly I can see, she does a lot of good things, especially for kids.

But the fraudster prince althe bore????? UT must not read the news papers!


24 posted on 02/27/2010 6:07:13 AM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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To: GailA
another to hate UT.

Go Gators

25 posted on 02/27/2010 6:10:13 AM PST by scooby321
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
What's the Intrade.com over/under betting line on the temperature on the day these degrees are handed out? My guess is it will set a new record low.
26 posted on 02/27/2010 6:13:21 AM PST by Mobties
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To: Clara Lou

One would think Tennessee could find someone of real value to honor from their state instead of algore? Sort of as if NY were to honor Bernard Madoff. Really, not much difference.


27 posted on 02/27/2010 6:14:41 AM PST by bytesmith
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

You would think that the University of Tennessee would avoid paring these two together, as it cheapens their degrees and makes them more “Booby Prizes”!


28 posted on 02/27/2010 6:14:58 AM PST by GWMcClintock ("When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Ps.11:3)
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To: Judith Anne

My son has really enjoyed her imagination library program.
She’s an asset to TN. Gore, on the other hand is just an ass.


29 posted on 02/27/2010 6:15:24 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The POS Al “No Controlling Legal Authority” “HE PLAYED ON OUR FEARS” Gore should be getting several degrees. Things should be really heating up for this con-man.


30 posted on 02/27/2010 6:15:33 AM PST by PGalt
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To: hflynn
Dolly’s came before silicone!
31 posted on 02/27/2010 6:17:21 AM PST by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 129)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just another stiff for the “Body Farm”.


32 posted on 02/27/2010 6:21:47 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man
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To: pdunkin

At least Dolly has some globes I wouldn’t mind warming up.


33 posted on 02/27/2010 6:26:45 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Enjoy nature - eat meat, wear fur and drive your car!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This college run is by complete idiots.


34 posted on 02/27/2010 6:28:03 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry
to all

Shouldn't Dolly receive two honorary degrees?

35 posted on 02/27/2010 6:28:20 AM PST by Reily
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Of all the musical instruments Dolly can play, I’ve never seen her play an accordion.


36 posted on 02/27/2010 6:28:49 AM PST by capt. norm (Never underestimate the power of very stupid people in large groups.)
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To: pdunkin
Talk about a couple of boobs.

Yeah, I hope it's real cold when they show up!

37 posted on 02/27/2010 6:29:47 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: hflynn
Right, real silicone.

Nope, she's au natural.

38 posted on 02/27/2010 6:31:38 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

AlGore earned his degree from the University of Tennessee the hard way -- by inventing the Internet

39 posted on 02/27/2010 6:37:27 AM PST by Zakeet (Patches Kennedy isn't running for Congress again for medical reasons -- voters are sick of him)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
For their work preserving the Grand Tetons?


40 posted on 02/27/2010 6:37:54 AM PST by Iron Munro (God is great, Beer is good, People are crazy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Vice President Gore's career has been marked by visionary leadership, and his work has quite literally changed our planet for the better," UTK Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek said.

Changed the planet for the better? What the hell has this charlatan done besides write a book and make a movie, both demonstrably full of BS, and make millions selling carbon-credit indulgences? Whatever respect I've had for UTK is now gone!

41 posted on 02/27/2010 6:38:55 AM PST by GenXFreedomFighter
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To: GWMcClintock

GWMcClintock
Pairing these awards does cheapen the value of the degrees. Dr. Parton must be disappointed. If these people had any brains they would have delayed the announcement until a really hot day in the summer. Maybe they did it now so that Al would come out of hiding.


42 posted on 02/27/2010 6:41:26 AM PST by Vehmgericht
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To: GenXFreedomFighter
Al Gore, Dolly Parton to receive honorary degrees from Tennessee

I'm just getting the image of three big boobs.
43 posted on 02/27/2010 6:42:12 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Al Gore is a big boob. But Dolly has done a lot for Tennessee. She is a very nice person and has brought so much industry to Tennessee. She turned Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge into booming tourist towns and brought billions of tourist dollars to Tennessee. She is way more than a couple of big boobs.


44 posted on 02/27/2010 6:45:10 AM PST by beckysueb (Scott Brown is a start. Lets keep it going.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

hands down “three of the biggest boobs” is the instant reaction of FReeperdom to the headline.


45 posted on 02/27/2010 6:49:27 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Roll back Pelosi" Rush Limbaugh, 2/12/10)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
"Nope, she's au natural."

Not according to her bio at IMDB. She has never denied getting implants and she has even joked about it. Here are a couple of quotes from her on the topic:
(On the topic of her bust size) "People always ask me if they're mine. Yes, they are...all bought and paid for."
(Alluding to her famous bust) "If I build another park, it will probably be in Silicon Valley."

Maybe she's just joking to keep everyone guessing, but I doubt it.

46 posted on 02/27/2010 6:50:27 AM PST by Pablo64 (Political Correctness is a DISEASE. <==> TRUTH is the CURE.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron; hflynn
Right, real silicone.

Nope, she's au natural.


Speaking of silicone:


47 posted on 02/27/2010 6:50:46 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Vice President Gore's career has been marked by visionary leadership, and his work has quite literally changed our planet for the better," UTK Chancellor Jimmy G. ButtCheek said.

Because he's talking out of his ass.
48 posted on 02/27/2010 6:51:58 AM PST by aruanan
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To: Pablo64
Maybe she's just joking to keep everyone guessing, but I doubt it

I dunno, I always thought they were real.

There's only one way to find out....

49 posted on 02/27/2010 6:54:08 AM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM, where are you?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Isn’t it funny how double entendres can so easily be employed here... “boobs-a-million”, “the big boob”, “boobs for brains”, ... to receive honorary degrees...


50 posted on 02/27/2010 6:57:40 AM PST by dps.inspect
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