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Goracle – Hey, I’m Still Relevant Here! Hello?

Posted by morganwrites on August 5, 2008

Our Pal Al

Our Pal Al

There are lots of things Surrendie loves: some good brie, French bread, a nice Bordeaux, pre-emptive surrender. One of his others is when a port-sider decides to extend their 15 minutes with some sort of craziness, such as with Cindy Sheehan, Wes Clark, and now, Al Gore. Though, Surrendie is conflicted, as he has never really liked Al, since he smells vaguely of oil and ozone, and refuses to share his food

Former Vice President Al Gore, seeking to shake up an energy debate that is focused mostly on drilling, challenged the United States to shift its entire electricity sector to carbon-free wind, solar and geothermal power within 10 years, and use that power to fuel a new fleet of electric vehicles.

The goal is the most ambitious energy plan by a major U.S. political figure – and one many energy experts say is unrealistic. Gore insists the only real obstacle is the reluctance of America’s leaders to seek bold solutions to high energy prices and global warming. He likened his challenge to President John F. Kennedy’s 1961 call to put a man on the moon.

“Hey, someone pay attention to me! I was the Emperor of the Moon on Futurama, after all! This Obama guy is a flash in the pan!”

You can read his entire speech over at the DotEartblog at the NY Times, where they probably wet their panties, and do not understand that the United States doesn’t really have that many areas that can be tapped in to for geothermal power, and the return on power for solar and wind is low, and requires massive tracts of clear cut land. They are nice as supplemental, but, unrealistic for complete.

Meanwhile, there is a wee bit of a problem regarding Al’s consensus theory (beyond the fact that consensus is not science, of course), and which McQ covered a bit earlier

The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science. The leadership of the society had previously called the evidence for global warming “incontrovertible.”

Uh oh. There’s that word the Goracle hates: debate. Because, damnitall! anthropogenic climate change is real, it is killing us, and, hey, have you thought about buying carbon credits from the company where I am on the board of directors?

Is it any wonder Gore decided not to run for president? Otherwise, well, he would have to debate his wild assed ideas.

See tons more at Memeorandum.

Heh heh: There’s video over at Michelle Malkin’s regarding the Goracles climahypocrisy.

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2 Responses to “Goracle – Hey, I’m Still Relevant Here! Hello?”

  1. Yobachi said

    A play for more relevance, to a degree maybe so; but to premise Al Gore as being the product of 15 minutes of fame, is a false premise to start your argument with.

    He’s been known on the national sceen since ’88; was vice president for 8 years, at one point had the most votes in American history for a presidential election, and has recently won some of the most prominent awards for his work on the environment.

    He simply, wether one likes his ideals or not, or wants to be bothered with him or not; he’s just simply is a relevant player in both democratic party politics and in the environmental/climate change world.

    Now, if you want to argue his ideals beyond that; that’s another thing.

  2. Yobachi – All you said was true. I just wonder if he were a Republican and was the same hypocrite vis-a-vis his claim to be an environmentally conscious person – would not the media have already ‘cut off his nuts’ ala Jesse Jackson – perhaps Jesse meant that comment for ‘our pal Al’ and it all got garbled in the transmission.
    If you’re not aware of Al’s “anti-environmental” antics, just give me a holler.
    Appreciate you’re dropping by.
    P.S. Washington 30, Indianapolis 16 – How Sweet!

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