Al Gore has many awards under his belt, so why not give him this one?
Yes, congrats Al Gore, you are the Moron of the Month, and other congratulations go to socalwingnut for having the correct answer.
Mr. Al”Fraud” Gore (yes, I’m changing his name to something more suitable) seems to have done it again as he has apparently violated the rules of Earth Hour. As Drew Johnson of the Tennessee Center For Policy Research notes:
I pulled up to Al’s house, located in the posh Belle Meade section of Nashville, at 8:48 pm – right in the middle of Earth Hour. I found that the main spotlights that usually illuminate his 9,000 square foot mansion were dark, but several of the lights inside the house were on.
Gee, how did I know Al Gore would turn out to be deserving of the moron title this month? Oh yes, he’s done it before:
In the year since Al Gore took steps to make his home more energy-efficient, the former Vice President’s home energy use surged more than 10%, according to the Tennessee Center for Policy Research.
“A man’s commitment to his beliefs is best measured by what he does behind the closed doors of his own home,” said Drew Johnson, President of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research. “Al Gore is a hypocrite and a fraud when it comes to his commitment to the environment, judging by his home energy consumption.”
In the past year, Gore’s home burned through 213,210 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, enough to power 232 average American households for a month.
“Actions speak louder than words, and Gore’s actions prove that he views climate change not as a serious problem, but as a money-making opportunity,” Johnson said. “Gore is exploiting the public’s concern about the environment to line his pockets and enhance his profile.”
While he apparently consumes more energy than most, he also profits off the weak-minded, illogical, or those who are simply too lazy to do any real research into the hoax of man-made global warming and its financial implications.
And, perhaps his over-consumption is the reason for his latest need for profit as he shills out another self-righteous, ego-inflating book on global warming. JumpOut of Radioactive Liberty states:
I know Al Gore likes to think of himself as the smartest man alive, and the media likes to gargle his nads, but I have to think that there is a better time to release a global warming book than in November. I mean, it was snowing in South Louisiana about that time last year.
Well, I will say this about old uncle Al. He is a charitable bastard. He plans to donate all the proceeds from this new book, titled “Our Choice”, to charity. That’s right, he’ll be giving all that money to the Alliance for Climate Protection. Pay no attention to the fact that the chairman of the board of directors for the Alliance for Climate Protection is Al Gore.
Hey, if he really cared about the environment and believed in what he was spewing, why not use the money from the previous book, movie, and media events to give away these “solutions”?
So, let me get this straight – he teams up with scientists (who need funding) to strike fear into the minds of the masses, reaps the rewards of those fears by selling a book and movie (etc.), then acquires even more wealth by telling the masses that they can be saved if they buy his book of solutions.
I swear this is better than Scientology!
It is the Cult of Global Warming.
But, in reality, Al Gore did deserve that Oscar he won in 2007. I mean, Oscars are for actors, and he did put in the performance of his life by pretending the science in this movie was reliable. Here are just a few of the “35 Inconvenient Truths: The errors in Al Gore’s movie” by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley:
ERROR 18: Arctic “warming fastest”
Gore says the Arctic has been warming faster than the rest of the planet. It is not. While it is, in general, true that during periods of warming (whether natural or anthropogenic) the Arctic will warm faster than other regions, Gore does not mention that the Arctic has been cooling over the past 60 years, and is now one degree Celsius cooler than it was in the 1940s. There was a record amount of snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere in 2001. Several vessels were icebound in the Arctic in the spring of 2007, but few newspapers reported this. The newspapers reported that the North-West Passage was free of ice in 2007, and said that this was for the first time since records began: but the records, taken by satellites, had only begun 29 years previously. The North-West Passage had also been open for shipping in 1945, and, in 1903, the great Norwegian explorer Amundsen had passed through it in a sailing ship.
ERROR 28: Many tropical diseases “spread through ‘global warming’”
Gore says that, as well as malaria, “global warming” is spreading dengue fever, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, arenavirus, avian flu, Ebola virus, E. Coli 0157: H7, Hantavirus, legionella, leptospirosis, multi-drug-resistant TB, Nipah virus, SARS and Vibrio Cholerae 0139. It is doing no such thing. Only the first four diseases are insect-borne, but none is tropical. Of the other diseases named by Gore either in his film or in the accompanying book, not one is sensitive to increasing temperature. They are spread not by warmer weather but by rats, chickens, primates, pigs, poor hygiene, ill-maintained air conditioning, or cold weather.
ERROR 30: Carbon dioxide is “pollution”
Gore describes carbon dioxide as “global warming pollution.” It is not. It is food for plants and trees. Tests have shown that even at concentrations 30 times those of the present day even the most delicate plants flourish. Well-managed forests, such as those of the United States, are growing at record rates because the extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is feeding the trees. Carbon dioxide, in geological timescale, is at a very low concentration at present. Half a billion years ago it was at 7000 parts per million by volume, about 18 times today’s concentration.
Of course, you should also know that one synonym for the word “hypocrite” is “actor”; so ya, he deserved that Oscar.
The Nobel Peace Prize, on the other hand, was a sham and a disgrace. Next thing you know, we’ll see Michael Moore win one for his authentic and patriotic perceptions of the USA.
The fact of the matter is that climate change is natural, cyclical, and nothing to fear as it is just going to happen – deal with it. People need to deflate their egos from thinking that they can control the weather and our natural environment – it’s greater than you, and it’s self-sustaining (it’s going to do what it wants, so accept that reality and move on). Plus, they need to stop feeling so subconsciously guilty about their own happiness. Yes, life has been good; we have more now in the First World (even in a recession) than ever before, but that consumption does not mean destruction to our environment. We’re just not that significant in the bigger picture!
Now, I suppose I could say a lot more about Al”fraud” Goreacle’s controversial past, but he was the moron of the week once; so, feel free to venture back to Classic Sam to read up on his other moronic acts.
But, before I go, I do have one thing to wonder about…. If his wife, Tipper Gore, was so concerned about brainwashing that she pushed for Parental Advisory labels, then why hasn’t she censored her husband? I mean, he is one of the biggest brainwashers of harmful and corrupt messages out there.
Oh, and you may be wrong if you think Al Gore would be upset by this write-up. He did “create” the Internet after all; so, that would mean he had a hand in publishing this article, too, right?
Congratulations again to socalwingnut for guessing the moron correctly.
More on the Moron:
Moron Revealed #20
Global Warming: Al Gore is wrong again
Miller Time! on The Factor (1/28/09)
An Inconvenient Lie – Debunking Al Gore