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Al Gore: U.S. Democracy ‘Hacked’ by Anti-Warming Special Interests
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Posted on 09/30/2011 6:05:09 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Al Gore: U.S. Democracy ‘Hacked’ by Anti-Warming Special Interests By Patrick Goodenough September 30, 2011

(CNSNews.com) – Democracy in the U.S. is being undermined by Congress appeasing special interest groups in return for campaign funding rather than tackling climate change, former vice president and global warming campaigner Al Gore has told a conference in Scotland.

According to the BBC, Gore staffers blocked broadcast access to Wednesday’s speech. But British media quoted from the address to the Scottish government-sponsored Low Carbon Investment Conference in Edinburgh.

The BBC said Gore’s speech included “a strong attack on the effect of lobbying and money-raising on the U.S. Congress, and on carbon producers who he said employ four Washington lobbyists for every member of Congress.”

“In the language of computer culture, our democracy has been hacked,” the Guardian quoted him as telling the audience, which included Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; climate; manbearpig; warming
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1 posted on 09/30/2011 6:05:11 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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2 posted on 09/30/2011 6:07:52 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hes hanging on like last years winter, just not giving it up


3 posted on 09/30/2011 6:08:51 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Sub-Driver

That’s funny. Seems to me our “democracy” was LOOOONG ago “hacked” by a bunch of self-absorbed self-righteous hacks. Look in the mirror, commie SOB.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 6:08:51 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Sub-Driver

speaking of hacks...thy name is Gore.


5 posted on 09/30/2011 6:09:48 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

A stark reminder to us while we nit-pick our GOP Presidential primary candidates.

Let’s review:
John Edwards
John Kerry
Michael Dukakis
Jimmy Carter
Al Gore
Bill Clinton

No place to go but UP!!!


6 posted on 09/30/2011 6:13:09 AM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - but He is watching you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Democracy in the U.S. is being undermined by Congress appeasing special interest groups in return for campaign funding rather than tackling climate change

Hmmmm.....seems to me the Executive Branch has been pretty active in appeasing special interests by trying to "sell" America on solar energy.

Hey algore, can you say SOLYNDRA?!
7 posted on 09/30/2011 6:14:00 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sounds like Al might not think Bev Purdue was joking? Seems like a lot of this kind of talk is coming from the left lately.


8 posted on 09/30/2011 6:14:00 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Sub-Driver
. . .a strong attack on the effect of lobbying and money-raising. . .

You mean like Solyndra, right Al? Right? Al?

9 posted on 09/30/2011 6:15:02 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Sub-Driver

If old Al wasn’t so wealthy because of all this nonsense, it would be fun to watch.

The more AGW is dismissed, the more shrill Algore becomes. The more shrill Algore becomes, the less credible he appears to the public.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

But the sad fact is, Algore has a lunatic base that worships him. And Algore has become wealthy beyond anything I could ever hope for on the scam. And he will continue to make money.

Life isn’t fair, and fair isn’t equal.


10 posted on 09/30/2011 6:15:10 AM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Altogether now:

“Shut up Al”


11 posted on 09/30/2011 6:15:22 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: golux; proud_yank; Bockscar; grey_whiskers; WL-law; IrishCatholic; Whenifhow; SolitaryMan; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 09/30/2011 6:18:07 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
...Al Gore has told a conference in Scotland.

Did Al fly coach with the riff-raff, or another "low carbon" private jet?

Has he driven his Prius to the Goleta (CA) Costco yet, to purchase CFLs and LED bulbs for his Montecito mansion?

13 posted on 09/30/2011 6:18:22 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Sub-Driver

cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo, cuckoo


14 posted on 09/30/2011 6:18:48 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Sub-Driver

Is this guy even remotely connected to reality anymore?


15 posted on 09/30/2011 6:20:01 AM PDT by Oceander (Not voting for the Republican Candidate is tantamount to voting for Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver
Gore and his cronies are so transparent.

Whatever they say - the opposite is true!

16 posted on 09/30/2011 6:20:36 AM PDT by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Great comments BUMP!


17 posted on 09/30/2011 6:21:33 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Sub-Driver

My special interest is staying warm in the winter, cool in the summer and being able to afford decent food year round. Other interests are going where ever the ‘ell I want to in my car just to p’ss off all bore and wackos like him.

I plead guilty your honor.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 6:22:30 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: Sub-Driver
A message to the former vice-president.

GO(RE) AWAY!!!

19 posted on 09/30/2011 6:22:59 AM PDT by A Cyrenian (Whenever I start to feel down. I always thank God I'm not Jay Carney.)
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To: Sub-Driver
According to the BBC, Gore staffers blocked broadcast access to Wednesday’s speech.

LOL. Can't sustain the scrutiny?

20 posted on 09/30/2011 6:29:15 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: DManA
Sounds like Al might not think Bev Purdue was joking? Seems like a lot of this kind of talk is coming from the left lately.

The battlefield is getting prepped. When is the last time so many FBI raids have been reported? Obama telling people to "put on your marching shoes". Trumpka and Hoffa making VERY loud and open threats. Elizabeth Warren's comments. Maxine Waters comments. Sheila Jackson Lee's comments. Bev Perdue's comments. Progressives calling for a "Day of Rage".

Perhaps a quick reference thread archiving all of these comments and actions in the lead up to Nov 2012 is in order. I strongly believe that the rhetoric and actions is gonna get uglier over the next 13 months.
21 posted on 09/30/2011 6:31:53 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: Sub-Driver

The man is a fascist, not a democrat. He’s a demon, not a prophet. If he were selling soap instead of his warped idea of environmentalism he would be jailed for fraud.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 6:35:46 AM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will have more quality executive experience than Barack Obama.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Oh, that's rich, considering everything the AGW folks have gained has been done by government fiat. There have been few instances in which voters have had the chance to make our voices heard on the issue.

So who has been doing the 'hacking', Al?

23 posted on 09/30/2011 6:40:21 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: DManA

Bev Perdue was playing “Bad Guy” to Orszag’s “Good Guy”. I wonder if Bev was chosen to articulate that statement simply because the chances of her getting re-elected are low.


24 posted on 09/30/2011 6:48:16 AM PDT by MetaThought
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Agree with your suggestion. The Thug Chronicles to record our Thugs in Office & the useful left.


25 posted on 09/30/2011 6:53:16 AM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: COBOL2Java

It’s difficult to charge a fee if the speech is broadcast to the general public.


26 posted on 09/30/2011 6:54:48 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Sub-Driver
A little somethig for Mr. Gore...


27 posted on 09/30/2011 6:58:50 AM PDT by csense
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To: A Cyrenian

Does anybody else think this guy need an intervention? Seriously, this guy should be confined along with most of those that buy his insane rants. Sometimes it kinda looks like he is going to actually burst. Please al, get some help. Love the smell of cooking over an open dung fire in the morning. LOL!


28 posted on 09/30/2011 7:04:43 AM PDT by rktman
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29 posted on 09/30/2011 7:11:39 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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It's scary just how close that nut job came to being President. Can you imagine where we would be if that had happened?

Mike

30 posted on 09/30/2011 7:21:51 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: MichaelP

Can you imagine if gore had been president on 9/11?

Compare that to if Cheney had been president.


31 posted on 09/30/2011 7:29:18 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Sub-Driver
Here he goes again, placing blame to draw attention away from his own shenanigans. Like when he accused Bush of stealing the election despite the fact that Gore tried to get miltary ballots disqualified, have felons vote, have Jesse Jackso hold a fake protest that "blacks were being turned away at the polls" and have unpunched chads count for him.

The fact remains- back then and now; Gore is simply a punk ass.

32 posted on 09/30/2011 7:40:08 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: Bed_Zeppelin
Al oGre. Not a typo.---- ogre |ˈōgər| noun (in folklore) a man-eating giant. • a cruel or terrifying person. DERIVATIVES ogreish |ˈōg(ə)ri sh | (also ogrish) adjective ORIGIN early 18th cent.: from French, first used by the French writer Perrault in 1697. Thesaurus ogre noun 1 an ogre with two heads monster, giant, troll. 2 he is not the ogre he sometimes seems to be brute, fiend, monster, beast, barbarian, savage, animal, tyrant; informal bastard, swine, pig.
33 posted on 09/30/2011 7:49:55 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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