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Earth to Al Gore! Rolling Stone rant out of this world
Calgary Sun ^ | June 23, 2011 | Lorrie Goldstein

Posted on 06/23/2011 6:15:44 AM PDT by Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Judging from his latest 7,000-word rant in Rolling Stone titled, "Climate of Denial: Can science and the truth withstand the merchants of poison?" Al Gore lives on another planet.

One where, he complains, the media, especially television, are in cahoots with the "merchants of poison" (Big Coal, Big Oil) to deny the truth about global warming.

This would be the same media that uncritically fawned over his 2006 film, An Inconvenient Truth -- which was over-hyped climate porn -- turning it into one of the most successful "documentaries" of all time and winning Gore the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize and an Academy Award.

And yet, wails Gore, the media aren't framing the climate debate correctly as a "struggle for the soul of America" between "Science and Reason" in one corner and "Poisonous Polluters and Right-wing Ideologues" in the other.

Gore's attitude, typical of the totalitarian streak in the liberal left, is there's one "correct" position -- his -- and everyone else is a fraud, charlatan or in the pay of the oil industry.

Even his erstwhile climate ally, U.S. President Barack Obama, falls short in Gore's witheringly critical view of all present and past politicians, other than himself.

While eminently preferable to the Republicans, Gore laments:

"President Obama has never presented to the American people the magnitude of the climate crisis. He has simply not made the case for action. He has not defended the science against the ongoing withering and dishonest attacks. Nor has he provided a presidential venue for the scientific community -- including our own National Academy -- to bring the reality of science before the public."

Again, one can only assume Gore lives on another planet.

Obama's problem isn't he hasn't tried, for better or worse, to convince Americans of the magnitude of the climate crisis.

It's that his efforts are stalled in a U.S. Congress where politicians are pre-occupied with the cratering U.S. economy rather than putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions.

Which raises the question of why, if Gore really believes global warming poses an imminent, existential threat to humanity, he doesn't return to politics, rather than preaching to the converted in Rolling Stone?

If Gore believes, as he writes, "the United States is the only nation that can rally a global effort to save our future and the president is the only person who can rally the United States," why did he duck out of the 2008 presidential race? Why is he on the sidelines now?

Does he fear criticism from environmentalists like Frank O'Donnell, president of Clean Air Watch, who told politico.com in response to Gore's Rolling Stone diatribe: "Gore has exactly the right message, but he is a flawed messenger given he ducked the climate issue when he ran for president in 2000"? (Ouch!)

Is it because he could no longer simply make self-righteous proclamations and would actually have to convince ordinary Americans of the wisdom of paying higher prices for everything in the middle of a devastating economic downturn?

Or is it because Gore, described by the The Telegraph in 2009 as potentially "the world's first carbon billionaire" enjoys making money too much from the climate change industry he helped to spawn, while jet-setting around the world leaving a Godzilla-sized carbon footprint in his wake?


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: algore; climatechange; enviromentalism; rollingstone

1 posted on 06/23/2011 6:15:50 AM PDT by Leigh Patrick Sullivan
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Man bear pig is a series issue.


2 posted on 06/23/2011 6:21:27 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan; Nipfan; carolinablonde; marvlus; DollyCali; markomalley; Bockscar; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

3 posted on 06/23/2011 6:21:52 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

>> “Climate of Denial: Can science and the truth withstand the merchants of poison?”

Actually, Algore asks an excellent question here.

The “merchants of poison” are those pushing the hidden Communist agenda of global warming in an attempt to tear down the free world. Chief among them is Al Gore himself.

Science and Truth (the *real* kind, not the fake grant-money-fueled “climate scientists”) are struggling mightily to be heard — to do actual science and discover whatever truths there really ARE to be found. Will they win the day? I pray they will. There are signs that they are gaining ground in the court of public opinion.


4 posted on 06/23/2011 6:23:02 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Why would anyone give one hoot in hell as to what Owl Gore might say about anything?

The man is stark raving lunatic crazy, off the deep end, nuts!


5 posted on 06/23/2011 6:24:55 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

“...the United States is the only nation that can rally a global effort to save our future and the president is the only person who can rally the United States,”

Strange... Liberals spend half their time belittling American achievement and exceptionalism and the other half posing America as the savior of the planet.

Well.... you can have it one way or you can have it the OTHER way... but not BOTH!!!


6 posted on 06/23/2011 6:27:45 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. " Arthur Wellesley)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bump


7 posted on 06/23/2011 6:27:53 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan
...Then he hopped back on his private jet and flew back to his "modest" 4,000 SQUARE FOOT home...
8 posted on 06/23/2011 6:28:09 AM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Bigun

Making money on lies is not nuts just liberal.


9 posted on 06/23/2011 6:32:52 AM PDT by grumpa (VP)
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To: arderkrag
How may mansions and gas guzzling vehicles does Gore own?

At least Gores pot smoking son has the decency to do his 100 mph jaunts down the highway in a fuel efficient vehicle.

If you're going to break the law and ignore public safety, at least be green about it....right?

10 posted on 06/23/2011 6:37:08 AM PDT by libs_kma (JIMMY CARTER - HE'S BACK IN BLACK)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan
Gore has always refused to debate anyone who has climate views different than his. He even refuses to appear on a panel with anyone who has an opposing viewpoint.

You had your chance, Al, all your planets were aligned and yet you lost. Deal with it.

11 posted on 06/23/2011 6:38:02 AM PDT by JPG (Hey, LSM, how are those emails workin' out for ya?)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan
And, to think this guy almost became POTUS.....(((SHUDDER))))

As a Tennessean I can say that I, for one, am glad the manbearpig chose Kalifornia for his new home. He'll fit in perfectly in breakfast cereal country. Tennessee sure as hell doesn't want him!

12 posted on 06/23/2011 6:38:36 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Yes, this raving lunatic was almost president. That to me is the most frightening thing about him by far.


13 posted on 06/23/2011 6:41:37 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan
Al Gore's 9 million dollar mansion

Al, doing his part to help the environment. What a raging hypocrite.


14 posted on 06/23/2011 6:47:36 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (A communist is just a liberal in a hurry)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

the producers of South Park had him SOOOO pegged..


15 posted on 06/23/2011 6:51:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Apparently hasn’t had his second chakra serviced lately - that always leads to some real crankiness.


16 posted on 06/23/2011 6:53:22 AM PDT by Stosh
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

He was probably always half nuts. The defeat in 2000 just pushed him over the edge. Either that or he realized swindling people out of millions (billions?) was more fun that politics.


17 posted on 06/23/2011 6:54:47 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

“The planet has a fe-—ver.”


18 posted on 06/23/2011 6:58:51 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Now he wants to head the zero population growth crowd?

Gore brand condoms, environment friendly. Sex poodle recommended.


19 posted on 06/23/2011 7:08:01 AM PDT by Farnsworth
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan
Hi. Oh no. Global Warming Panic explained
20 posted on 06/23/2011 7:08:52 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan
Which raises the question of why, if Gore really believes global warming poses an imminent, existential threat to humanity,is he still flying around in a private jet, living in a large enough house that he is using the same amount of utilities in one month, that one family uses in a year?
21 posted on 06/23/2011 7:09:02 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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22 posted on 06/23/2011 7:13:13 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: MsLady

23 posted on 06/23/2011 7:15:20 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Living proof that even an a**hole of the first order can get rich in 21st century America.


24 posted on 06/23/2011 7:16:45 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: combat_boots

Let’s see, don’t see any solar panels, windmill and every light is on but, nobodies home ;)


25 posted on 06/23/2011 7:42:02 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Has algore given his powerpoint presentation to the Chinese??

I hear that they are the worst polluters in the world right now. Maybe he should go work on them for awhile and leave us the heck alone.


26 posted on 06/23/2011 7:43:06 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Scaring the hotel massage therapist with demands for “happy endings” is NOT practicing good fertility management!


27 posted on 06/23/2011 7:45:40 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan
GORE....
One truly dumb*$$ (irrelevant) SOB...
28 posted on 06/23/2011 7:46:27 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Hope he has at least 1 rubber room in his mansion - preferably one on each floor LOL.


29 posted on 06/23/2011 9:18:55 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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To: Leigh Patrick Sullivan

Until Al Gore travels by bicycle exclusively, lives in a sod hut and grows all his own organic food without oil or fertilizer, I’ll call him a damned hypocrite and opportunistic scumbag liar. FUAG!


30 posted on 06/23/2011 9:31:39 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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