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  • Al Gore Is Not Giving Up

    04/25/2014 7:41:24 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | 4/24/2014 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Al Gore is richer and skinnier than ever, 14 years out of the White House, a tech titan with elder statesman clout, whose disdain for politics in the capital where he lived most of his life has only grown with each year he’s lived away from it. Sure, this new Gore has a great life, what with a net worth well over the $200 million mark following the sale of his Current TV network to Al Jazeera last year, that seat on the Apple board and his starring roles with two investment companies that tout their environmentally friendly business styles:...
  • Milken Conference: Al Gore Rocks Crowd With Global Warming Speech

    05/01/2013 9:48:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 43 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 30, 2013 | Paul Bond
    But he was most animated, his voice pitching higher and lower and the volume steadily increasing, when he spoke of global warming. "This is for real. It is not made up. The scientists are not in a conspiracy to lie to us," Gore nearly shouted. "The generation of people alive today will be held accountable," he said. "Our children and grandchildren ... if they exist in a world that has been devastated by these consequences that have been predicted and are beginning to unfold -- they would be well justified in asking of us: 'What in the hell were you...
  • Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock [Buys 60,000 Shares Valued @ $7.48/Share!]

    01/18/2013 9:01:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 18, 2013 | Javier E. David
    Al Gore Nets Another Fortune on Apple Stock By Javier E. David Former U.S. vice president Al Gore recently netted a huge payday by selling his cable station. Now, it appears he's making another big profit buying Apple's (AAPL) stock on the cheap. Al Gore According to a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, Gore -- a director on Apple's board -- exercised an option to purchase nearly 60,000 shares of the tech giant at the bargain basement price of $7.48, costing him a total of about $445,000. But with Apple's current market price at about $500 a share,...
  • Dee Snider lashes out at politician for using Twisted Sister song

    08/23/2012 7:36:48 AM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 90 replies
    New republic ^ | August 21, 2012 | WENN
    Rocker DEE SNIDER has lashed out at U.S. vice presidential hopeful PAUL RYAN for allegedly using his popular tune WE'RE NOT GONNA TAKE IT during a campaign stop in Pennsylvania. Ryan, who is currently touring America to support Mitt Romney's bid for the White House, reportedly tried to boost morale during a political rally on Tuesday (21Aug12) by blaring the classic Twisted Sister hit to pump up the crowd. However, Snider has taken issue with the politician's use of the song and has lodged a formal complaint with Ryan's camp. A statement from the 57 year old reads, "I emphatically...
  • Our sexualized culture: Lyrics to "Where dem girls at?" ("Dem" as in "them," not "Democrat"

    11/13/2011 11:28:03 AM PST · by Maceman · 78 replies
    MetroLyrics ^ | Current Top-40 | Nicki Minaj
    Any parents of young teenage girls want to offer advice on how to raise their daughters when this kind of stuff is all over the radio, and is the rage among these kids? I won't post the lyrics here out of deference to FR posting rules, but read them here: http://www.metrolyrics.com/where-them-girls-at-lyrics-nicki-minaj.html. And here: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/nickiminaj/superbass.html I'd caution that these lyrics aren't appropriate for kids, except they probably already know them.
  • Ex-US Vice President Al Gore to split from wife Tipper

    06/01/2010 12:54:09 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 40 replies · 1,008+ views
    BBC ^ | June 2010 18:38 UK
    Former US Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper are separating after 40 years of marriage. The 2000 Democratic presidential candidate and his wife cited "a mutual and mutually supportive decision", in an email to friends. Mr Gore, Bill Clinton's vice president, won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change. Mrs Gore is a longtime advocate on mental health issues. The couple married in May 1970. Ask for privacy The couple, who were both born in the Washington area and met there, have been living in Tennessee. They have
  • Al and Tipper Gore to separate

    06/01/2010 9:25:59 AM PDT · by mainsail that · 274 replies · 12,821+ views
    Politico ^ | Politico
    Al and Tipper Gore, whose playful romance enlivened Washington and the campaign trail for a quarter century, have decided to separate after 40 years of marriage, the couple told friends Tuesday. In an “Email from Al and Tipper Gore,” the couple said: “We are announcing today that after a great deal of thought and discussion, we have decided to separate. “This is very much a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration. We ask for respect for our privacy and that of our family, and we do not intend...
  • Al Gore dodges question about inaccuracies in An Inconvenient Truth

    10/12/2009 8:12:52 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 63 replies · 4,464+ views
    Digital Journal ^ | 10/12/2009 | Michael Krebs
    At a conference for environmental journalists in Wisconsin, Al Gore dodged questions on the many identified errors in his global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. "We're very close to that political tipping point," Gore said. "Never before in human history has a single generation been asked to make such difficult and consequential decisions." While the audience of environmental journalists were largely in agreement with Mr. Gore's presentation and his positions, one Irish journalist and filmmaker asked Gore about the many scientific errors that were found in Gore's global warming movie, An Inconvenient Truth. "A judge in the British High Court,...
  • Gore: "Your parents were wrong about civil rights and wrong about Global Warming"

    02/03/2009 9:05:04 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 106 replies · 4,252+ views
    Glenn Beck Radio Show ^ | 3 FEB 09 | dcbryan1
    In the last few minutes of today's show, a caller called in and told Glenn that he had audio of former Vice President Al Gore telling a group of children, "Your parents were wrong about civil rights, and they will be proven wrong about global warming".He will air the audio tommorrow and is looking for video to accompany the audio....developing...
  • Palin Asked About Censoring Books With Wasilla Librarian

    09/04/2008 1:39:26 PM PDT · by steve-b · 104 replies · 363+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/4/08 | Rindi White
    WASILLA -- Back in 1996, when she first became mayor, Sarah Palin asked the city librarian if she would be all right with censoring library books should she be asked to do so. According to news coverage at the time, the librarian said she would definitely not be all right with it. A few months later, the librarian, Mary Ellen Emmons, got a letter from Palin telling her she was going to be fired. The censorship issue was not mentioned as a reason for the firing. The letter just said the new mayor felt Emmons didn’t fully support her and...
  • Caption Al Gore

    04/09/2008 7:19:10 AM PDT · by redstates4ever · 38 replies · 50+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 4/7/08 | staff
    "U.S. Vice President Al Gore, left, looks at a book held by Faeroe Islands Prime Minister Joannes Eidesgaard, right, at Tinganes, Faeroe Islands, Monday, April 7, 2008. An airline official says a plane carrying former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and dozens of other passengers was forced to abandon takeoff because of an engine failure in Denmark. Atlantic Airways Chief Financial Officer Marius Davidsen says the jet was taxiing toward the runway at Copenhagen airport on Sunday evening when the cockpit equipment indicated a problem with one of the engines. He says Monday all 85 passengers, including Gore, were...
  • Mitt: I’ll “go after” retailers who sell violent adult video games

    12/22/2007 9:23:45 AM PST · by Sir Gawain · 92 replies · 206+ views
    Mitt: I’ll “go after” retailers who sell violent adult video games posted at 5:03 pm on December 21, 2007 by Allahpundit This comes courtesy of HA’s resident IT czar, Mark Jaquith, whose inner libertarian shivers at the prospect of it. Mine too. We’ve been binging on Huck’s nanny statism for weeks now, but with Mitt emerging as the viable alternative it pays to remind ourselves of the lengths to which he’s willing to go to clean up the “cesspool” that is America. I want to restore values so children are protected from a societal cesspool of filth, pornography, violence, sex,...
  • Wanted: Global Warming information for grade school

    11/19/2007 2:08:21 PM PST · by Joe Republc · 68 replies · 66+ views
    Hey folks, My kids in grade school are getting hit with global warming, including viewing Al Gore's "Inconvenient Truth" movie. Can anyone offer some very concise info from a source that won't get too-quickly-dismissed-out-of-hand? The teacher is convinced man-made global warming is a fact, backed by "scientific consensus". Again, this is for grade school, so KISS please! Thanks, -- Joe
  • Al Gore and the Gaffe Wars (megabarf alert)

    10/17/2007 2:35:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 73+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | October 17, 2007 | Paul Waldman
    Gore's Nobel Prize win was a well-deserved honor for one of our finest politicians. It's also a stark reminder of how far into trivia the race to the presidency has fallen. When Al Gore finished his brief statement to the press upon receiving the Nobel Peace Prize last Friday, he walked from the lectern, ignoring the shouted questions from reporters about whether he would now make another run at the White House. Given how he was treated by the press eight years ago, it would be shocking if Gore had the stomach for another run. What the press has been...
  • Al Gore (and the IPCC) Win Nobel Peace Prize

    10/12/2007 2:01:31 AM PDT · by NinoFan · 345 replies · 10,558+ views
    Nobel Prize Homepage ^ | October 12th, 2007 | Nobel Prize Committee
    Al Gore and the IPCC have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Al Gore And NBC: Birds Of A Feather

    07/11/2007 7:08:14 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 832+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 11 July 2007 | Staff
    Politics: Was what Al Gore called "the largest global entertainment event in all of human history" also the largest in-kind political contribution? And where's the Fairness Doctrine when you need it? Considering that here in the U.S. the Peacock Network's three-hour Gore infomercial on global warming lost out in the ratings to "Cops" and "America's Funniest Home Videos," Gore's claim may be open to question. Live Earth, in fact, may have been America's funniest home video. Ever. But thanks in large part to the 75 hours of free airtime that NBC gave Gore on its various stations, starting with NBC...
  • Global concert: Yes, very cool (MUSIC NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO SAVE THE WORLD FROM GLOBAL WARMING ALERT)

    07/09/2007 5:54:26 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 43 replies · 1,337+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 9, 2007 | JIM DeROGATIS Pop Music Critic
    Twenty-four hours, seven continents, 150 bands and 2 billion viewers. Global warming is a big problem that needs big solutions. Live Earth was the big concert intended to raise awareness. But is pop music really a solution? Skeptics doubt it. Said one: "Everybody's known about that problem for years. ... I would only organize this if I could get onstage and announce concrete environmental measures from the American presidential candidates, Congress or major corporations. They haven't got those guarantees. So it's just an enormous pop concert." The source of that quote: Bob Geldof, organizer of Live Aid and Live 8....
  • Live Earth includes Madonna? One of Tipper's "Filthy Fifteen"?!?!

    07/08/2007 7:48:34 PM PDT · by JohnRand · 11 replies · 937+ views
    "In 1985, led by Tipper Gore, the Parents Music Resource Center compiled a list of offensive rock songs - the so-called “filthy fifteen." The PMRC then sent the list to music industry execs, demanding both a rating system for lyrics and the application of warning labels - deemed “Tipper Stickers” by some - on albums." Now Al contracts with one of the so-called "filthy fifteen" to headline his Live Earth event!
  • Live Earth branded a foul-mouthed flop

    07/08/2007 7:58:24 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 100 replies · 4,610+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/8/07 | TAHIRA YAQOOB
    Live Earth has been branded a foul-mouthed flop. Organisers of the global music concert - punctuated by swearing from presenters and performers - had predicted massive viewing figures. But BBC's live afternoon television coverage attracted an average British audience of just 900,000. In the evening, when coverage switched from BBC2 to BBC1, the figure rose to just 2.7million. And the peak audience, which came when Madonna sang at Wembley, was a dismal 4.5million. Three times as many viewers saw the Princess Diana tribute on the same channel six days before. Two years ago, Live 8 drew a peak television audience...
  • 'Rock star' Al Gore takes center stage at Live Earth concert [Barf 'Al'ert!]

    07/05/2007 12:34:14 PM PDT · by melt · 55 replies · 1,270+ views
    AFP via YahooNews!.com ^ | 7/04/07 | Rob Woollard
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Al Gore's image as a rock-star eco-warrior gets another high-voltage jolt of celebrity endorsement Saturday when the music world gathers to raise awareness for global warming at Live Earth. But despite a growing clamour for the beaten 2000 presidential election candidate to enter next year's race for the White House, the chances of Gore running for office again remain remote, analysts say. Breathlessly described by admirers as "the coolest ex-US vice-president ever", Gore has consistently stated he has no interest in launching a 2008 election bid, while stopping short of unequivocally ruling himself out. "I haven't...
  • Arctic Monkeys shiver at Live Earth 'hypocrisy'

    07/04/2007 10:08:25 PM PDT · by james500 · 41 replies · 1,709+ views
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | Jul 4 10:57 PM US/Eastern
    Rock group Arctic Monkeys have become the latest music industry stars to question whether the performers taking part in Live Earth on Saturday are suitable climate change activists. "It's a bit patronising for us 21 year olds to try to start to change the world," said Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders, explaining why the group is not on the bill at any of Al Gore's charity concerts. "Especially when we're using enough power for 10 houses just for (stage) lighting. It'd be a bit hypocritical," he told AFP in an interview before a concert in Paris. Bass player Nick O'Malley...
  • I Want My GoreTV: MTV Launches New Global Warming Alarmism Campaign

    06/15/2007 11:53:37 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 563+ views
    I Want My GoreTV: MTV Launches New Global Warming Alarmism Campaign Posted by Noel Sheppard on June 15, 2007 - 14:45. Just in case our kids weren’t getting enough global warming alarmism from their teachers and the mainstream media, MTV announced Wednesday that it will be further brainwashing youth with junk science about the planet’s imminent doom. How might that change Mark Knopfler’s fabulous “Money For Nothing” lyrics and video? Before we get to that, here’s how Variety reported this announcement (h/t Tim Graham, emphasis added throughout): Following its Staying Alive Aids campaign, MTV Networks International Wednesday unveiled its latest...
  • NBC to Give Gore 75 Hours of Free Air Time (Unbelievable!!)

    06/10/2007 10:34:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 2,029+ views
    NewsMax ^ | June 6, 2007
    NBC Universal will devote a whopping 75 hours of air time to showing Al Gore’s "Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis.” And if Gore decides to run for president in 2008, the event would be "one of the largest ever, if not the largest, in-kind contributions to a presidential campaign,” according to The Media Research Center’s NewsBusters.org, a Web site dedicated to combating liberal media bias. In addition to devoting all of NBC-TV’s Saturday, July 7 prime time to the concerts, CNBC will carry seven hours of coverage from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. EDT, Bravo will...
  • NBC Networks to Devote 75 Hours to Airing Al Gore's 'Climate in Crisis' Concerts

    06/05/2007 4:02:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,272+ views
    news busters ^ | June 5, 2007 | Brent Baker
    In what will surely be one of the largest ever, if not the largest, in-kind contributions to a presidential campaign if Al Gore decides to run, NBC Universal announced late last week that its networks will devote an incredible 75 hours of time on Saturday, July 7 to showing Gore's “Live Earth: The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis.” In addition to the entirety of NBC's prime time that night hosted by Ann Curry of NBC News, CNBC will carry seven hours of coverage from 7pm to 2am EDT; Bravo will show the concerts around the world for 18 hours...
  • BARF ALERT! Gore's Earth Concert, Live From the Capitol?

    03/12/2007 11:22:55 PM PDT · by jaredt112 · 9 replies · 398+ views
    The Politico ^ | March 12th, 2007 | John Bresnahan
    Al Gore is comin' home -- and he wants a big gig on the Hill. Yes, the former vice president wants to stage a global-warming concert at the Capitol. I can't believe it'll come off, but if it does, I want a ticket. Look at some of the bands they have lined up for this thing (at liveearth.org), including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg and Bon Jovi. Even I know these guys are pretty cool. Get it? Pretty cool. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) have introduced a resolution to use the Capitol...
  • Al Gore, Rock Star

    02/24/2007 8:21:36 PM PST · by lainie · 61 replies · 1,177+ views
    Wappo ^ | 2-25-2007 | William Booth
    Oscar Hopeful May Be America's Coolest Ex-Vice President Ever "The Goracle" will arrive by hybrid eco-limo and, surrounded by fellow Hollywood greenies Cameron Diaz and Leonardo DiCaprio, will stroll down the red carpet at the Academy Awards to answer the immortal question: "Al, who are you wearing?" Incredible as it may seem, Al Gore is not only totally carbon neutral, but geek-chic cool. No velvet rope can stop him. He rolls with Diddy. He is on first-name basis, for real, with Ludacris. But what does this mean? And how did it happen? Did Gore change? Or did the climate --...
  • Climate change concerts 'to dwarf Live Aid'

    02/09/2007 1:41:19 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 81 replies · 1,986+ views
    Financial Times ^ | February 9, 2007 | Carlos Grande and Fiona Harvey (took two to write this)
    A series of concerts "bigger than Live Aid" is being planned for July, in a bid to put the subject of climate change before an audience of a global audience of 2bn. The event, scheduled for July 7, will feature co-ordinated film, music and television events in seven cities including London, Washington DC, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and Kyoto, with major broadcasters and media owners aiming to extend the reach of public awareness of global warming. It is understood that former US vice-president Al Gore, whose movie An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change to cinema audiences last year,...
  • Feds look at online film, music sales to kids

    09/21/2006 2:26:30 PM PDT · by weegee · 2 replies · 264+ views
    Reuters/Hollywood Reporter via Yahoo ^ | Wed Sep 20, 3:09 AM ET | Brooks Boliek
    WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter) - Federal authorities are seeking information about the effectiveness of entertainment industry efforts to keep adult products out of kids' hands as customers migrate to the Internet and mobile services from brick-and-mortar stores, according to showbiz executives. The data will form part of the Federal Trade Commission's congressionally mandated biennial report on the way the entertainment industry markets adult fare. FTC spokeswoman Jackie Disdul said the commission has yet to set a schedule for the report's release. "The last time they did the report, online content was barely a glimmer in anyone's eye," said one industry executive....
  • Al Gore on MTV video awards (vanity)

    08/31/2006 7:56:12 PM PDT · by Screamname · 45 replies · 1,168+ views
    8/31/06 | Screamname
    I don`t have a VCR or a DVD recorder, but AL Gore is coming up next on the MTV awards.. I highly suspect his psychosis will reveal itself and it must be recorded for poster---future bashing. If anyone has a VCR or DVD recorder, please record it!
  • Tipper Gore Ready to Support Another White House Run

    06/13/2006 7:07:43 AM PDT · by oxcart · 45 replies · 973+ views
    ABC News ^ | 06/13/2006 | By Claire Shipman
    She's spent five years recovering from the last run at the White House, but Tipper Gore says she's ready if her husband wants to do it again. "If he were going to run in the future, of course I would support him," Tipper Gore told ABCNews' Claire Shipman in her first television interview in four years. "I think he'd be a fantastic president. He already got a majority of votes of people in this country once, and so that says something." Al Gore is back in the political spotlight with his new documentary on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth," and...
  • Conservative -- and cool - How the right has come to reflect middle America's pop culture

    08/25/2003 2:54:54 PM PDT · by anymouse · 39 replies · 568+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, August 24, 2003 | James Sullivan
    <p>The conservative commentator James Hirsen, a columnist for Newsmax.com and a regular on Fox News and "The Sean Hannity Show," once played keyboards for the touring Temptations. At the time he was the only white face in the group.</p> <p>His hiring, he says, was "no affirmative action decision. I really had to be funky, or I lost the gig."</p>
  • Media Hypocrisy Subverts American Culture

    02/11/2003 9:30:32 PM PST · by prman · 66 replies · 1,075+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Feb. 11, 2003 | Barrett Kalellis
    Rap music should be outlawed even if it takes an Act of Congress to do it. As a child of the fifties, I’m well aware of the fits that popular music caused my parents’ generation. Rock and roll was blamed for everything from teenagers’ Brylcreem ducktails to lewd dancing to juvenile delinquency. Fifties rock and roll, though, seems high art compared to what saturates the airwaves today. Back then, religious and civic leaders fulminated from pulpit and public square alike in condemning “the devil’s music.” In a famous and widely seen newsreel clip, the president of a citizens’ council from...
  • VH1's "Warning: Parental Advisory, A Comedy of Censors" (nails Al and Tipper pretty well)

    04/22/2002 9:08:48 AM PDT · by southern rock · 58 replies · 1,639+ views
    VH1 ^ | N/A | VH1 website
    It's down and dirty, it's rock and roll... and that's the way we like it. But when Senate wives meet Twisted Sister, things get a little weird on Capitol Hill. It's 1986 and the only thing lobbyist Charlie Burner wants is his blank tape tax passed so he can schmooze his way into a cushy corner office. He thinks it's in the bag until prominent Senator wife, Tipper Gore gets an earful of her kids' latest record collection. Suddenly, Prince doesn't sound so charming and Tipper leads the Washington Wives down the warpath to ban "porn rock." They create a...