Thursday, June 19, 2008

Junk Science: Al Gore's Epic Hypocrisy

"Al Gore imagines that future poets will be singing his praises 1,000 years from now. In the meantime back on Planet Earth, he may have to settle for the slings and arrows that he deserves for his epic hypocrisy.

But aside from increased energy use not being consistent with Gore’s preaching about downsizing our lifestyles, it’s worth noting that his personal energy use increased despite using energy saving devices and solar power.

During a time of an alleged crisis, the profile of his personal power consumption is more akin to "greed" than "green"; moreover, the environmental impacts of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s "green power" program from which Gore buys high-priced energy are murky, if not downright trivial.

Only 0.05 percent of TVA’s power is "green" and TVA acknowledges its green power program still produces greenhouse gases. All Gore really knows about any alleged benefits is that he pays an extra $4 for every 150-kilowatt hours of "green power" purchased.

He also says he has purchased "carbon offsets to offset the family’s carbon footprint." It’s not at all clear, however, that carbon offsets actually offset anything. Carbon offsets and the industry that sells them are so dubious that Congress and the Federal Trade Commission launched investigations of them last year.

Gore’s electric bill is outpaced only by his amped-up rhetoric and chutzpah. In his new slideshow, a sort of "Son of An Inconvenient Truth," Gore ironically chides those who "talk the talk" but don’t "walk the walk" when it comes to saving the planet.

In observing that religion is about behavior rather than belief and citing Gandhi’s "you must become the change that you wish to see in the world," Gore says, "… the outcome about which we wish to be optimistic is not going to be created by the belief alone except to the extent the belief brings about new behavior."

Well, we’ve seen Gore’s behavior with respect to his personal energy consumption and it certainly doesn’t match up with the alleged beliefs he continually broadcasts through a gullible media to a gullible public. Gore’s new slideshow goes on to expand the definition of behavior.

"As important as it is to change the light bulbs, it is more important to change the laws," he says.

Here’s where it gets more interesting. The laws that Gore is referring to, of course, are those that would provide subsidies to and mandates for the alternative energy industry. Gore spotlights a number of these companies, including Smart Car; Amyris Biotechnologies; Altra Biofuels; Mascoma (cellulosic ethanol); Great Point Energy (biomass-to-gas and carbon capture technology); Altarock Energy (geothermal energy); Bloomenergy (fuel cells); Missole (solar technology); and Ausra (solar technology).

As the companies; corporate logos flash on the screen, Gore states: "Here are just a few of the investments that I personally think make sense. I have a stake in these."

Putting aside the questionable legality of Gore’s promotion of his investments — conduct that could very well be contrary to federal and state securities laws that forbid an unlicensed individual from promoting unregistered securities to the public — it seems that it’s important to change the laws so that Gore can expand the $100 million-plus fortune he’s already accumulated since leaving public service in 2001."

Now anyone who knows me is aware that I do not favor personal attacks on people, so it is with some difficulty that I offer that once and for all this incredibly stupid scam artist should take his fat ass out of our face. He isn't just an embarrassment like that other democrat simpleton Carter, or the man who had sex in the Oval Office while his wife was in the same building. Heavens no, Gore is something quite unique. Like the sleazy ambulance chaser he is, the man lives a life of luxury while telling the "little people" to sacrifice on the altar of global warming. He apparently is unaware of the irony, you see. That an obese humanoid such as he should travel the four corners of the world preaching abstinence would be nothing other than laughable, but this cretin is dead serious about wanting all of us barefoot and pregnant and loving it while he chortles a fat mans chuckle all the way to the bank.

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