Skip to comments.Los Angeles school named after Al Gore
Posted on 09/06/2010 7:05:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
He's the first vice president to have an L.A. school named after him, sharing the honor with author Rachel Carson. Fittingly, the campus will be devoted to environmental themes. But there's a catch.
The campus was built atop contaminated land.
School district officials insist that the Arlington Heights property is clean and safe. And they've pledged to check vapor monitors and groundwater wells to make sure.
"Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public's health from harm," an environmental coalition wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Construction crews were working at the campus up to the Labor Day weekend, replacing toxic soil with clean fill. All told, workers removed dirt from two 3,800-square-foot plots to a depth of 45 feet, space enough to hold a four-story building. The soil had contained more than a dozen underground storage tanks serving light industrial businesses.
Additional contamination may have come from the underground tanks of an adjacent gas station. A barrier will stretch 45 feet down from ground level to limit future possible fuel leakage.
An oil well operates across the street, but officials said they've found no associated risks. Like many local campuses, this school also sits above an oil field, but no oil field-related methane has been detected.
Groundwater about 45 feet below the surface remains contaminated but also poses no risk, officials said.
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The right name for just the right school built in exactly the right place.
actually a very fitting placement for a school intended to spew out another generation of enviro-hypocrits.
How fitting that the children whose minds will be poisoned by Algore’s dangerous ideas will be situated on top of a toxic waste dump. You can’t make this stuff up.....
The schools sports team will be know as: “The crazed sex poodles”
>>He’s the first vice president to have an L.A. school named after him, sharing the honor with author Rachel Carson<<
And here I didn’t even know Rachel Carson was Vice President.
(L.A. Times can’t even get grammar right, much less facts).
Does the school provide massages when whackjob Gore shows up to glow in his own ego?
I just think it is wrong to name public buildings after living people.
It reeks of politics.
The only exception I can see is when people actually pay for the privilage. But we all know public money is taken from the taxpayer to build these things, although with the size of Al Gore’s wallet he could build his own state.
How about the “Fighting Landfills.”
Carson and Gore are both liars.
Carson’s campaign against DDT killed millions of people.
You know, I was going to oppose this, but that really IS a fitting tribute to Gore: environmental themes built atop contaminated LOGIC and poisonous tactics.
Public Buildings should be allowed to be named after politicians only posthumously.
Low standards. Next on the name list: “Pee Wee Herman High School.”
Is the school named “Man-Bear-Pig”?
>>How about the Fighting Landfills.<<
The Toxic Shuckters
The science wing will be filled with fiction books.
Does the school have a massage parlor too?
The algore high school and massage parlor...
today the place is a retard factory, but the fifty $8k/ea round windows look the bomb.
lol, that's the name of the sports teams at the school....their fight song will be "Cry, cry, cry- Man-Bear-Pig- cry" and their chant: "We are going to Whine this"
Any school named after the Holy Warmer Al Gore has got to be named “St. Deceiveus.”
I think the name of the school is “Fat Slob With Minimal Intellect and No Integrity Algore School for Liberal Losers.” I think I read that somewhere on the internet. Also, it said that students get free massages there.
Is it a massage school?
Reminds me of a joke about two hunters in which the punchline is "OK, he's dead, now what?"
Al Gore's new Montecito, CA Estate - $9,900,000
The cypress trees are a nice touch. Not.
Only Apple computers will be allowed in iGore’s school.
There IS a God!
Someone sure has a crazy sense of humor-—
Building a namesake Al Gore school on this kind of property.
With declining school enrollments, why are they building anything at all?
It was gonna be called LA LA LAND School - but as a result of a typo, it will now be called The AL Landfill Re-education Center.
There are too many high schools named after politicians. Just once, I would like to see a school named after an inventor, say Thomas Edison, Philo Farnsworth, or Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider , who really did invent the Internet.
It it called “Happy Ending”?
This is timely because I just dedicated one of my toilets as the algore green toilet.
Which was it’s intended purpose. Kill 2/3rds of the population—that is the liberal social engineering motto.
Makes perfect sense. LA schools don’t educate. So why not name a school after someone who hasn’t learned a thing in his life, except to lie, cheat and steal.
Carsons campaign against DDT killed millions of people.
Continues to kill millions of people. Mostly the darker ones, so Carson and Gore could care less.
***The schools sports team will be know as: The crazed sex poodles***
***How about the Fighting Landfills.**
How about the TOXIC AVENGERS! Complete with the Toxic Avenger getup, tights and a ballet dress.;-D
It would have been more fitting to not build the school and name the toxic site after Al. I would recommend adding a lot of manure (BS), but that is organic.