Filed under: Domestic Policy, Environment, Humor, Politics | Tags: Al Gore, Debunking Liberal Lies, Democrat Lies/Dirty Tricks, Global Warming, Junk Science, Political Correctness/Multiculturalism, Weather/Climate
Al Gore has been incensed with what he calls the “well-funded climate-denial industry”. There have even been accusations that the relatively small think tank C.E.I. received as much as $10,000 from oil companies to encourage C.E.I. to deny global warming. Roy Spencer, Principal Research Scientist at University of Alabama at Huntsville laughed and remarked that since the government was funding scientists to the tune of $100,000 and $200,000 to prove that the globe is indeed warming, anything the deniers were getting was pretty small potatoes. Dr. Kenneth Green of A.E.I. calls our attention to the following article from Ad Age:
“But now one of the most hotly contended pitches out there is for the Alliance for Climate Protection, the organization formed last year by Al Gore. Four elite agencies — Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Bartle Bogle Hegarty, the Martin Agency and Y&R — are squaring off for the business and are expected to present to the former vice president himself early next month, according to executives familiar with the review. The budget for the “historic, three-to-five-year, multimedia global campaign,” as the request for proposals puts it, is contingent on how much money the alliance raises. Media spending will likely be more than $100 million a year.”
That’s right, $100 million per year. Al Gore, who seems to think it is sinister for other people to spend money in order to communicate their ideas about sound public policy is going to outspend the entire mass of climate policy critics tenfold in order to spread his message of environmental catastrophism to the public.
Will Newsweek damn Gore’s eco-industry funded hysteria campaign to lead a charge back to the stone age? Don’t hold your breath. (h/t Planet Gore on NRO)
Filed under: Domestic Policy, Environment, Humor | Tags: Al Gore, Debunking Liberal Lies, Envirowhackos, Global Warming, Junk Science, Weather/Climate
City councils can be really ridiculous.
You would expect people to run for the office of city councilperson because they care about the running of the city, potholes and such, but no-oo. Apparently many serve on a city council because they want to change the world, or practice foreign affairs or just play politics.
Professor James Q. Wilson sent the following summary of an article in the Los Angeles Times to Powerline :
On August 26, 2007, the Los Angeles Times published an article explaining why the city council of Santa Barbara has been prevented from painting a blue line across the city to mark how high the water will be if you believe Al Gore’s prediction that global warming will make the oceans rise by 23 feet. The idea was not defeated because people realize that Gore’s prediction is silly and wrong, but because a Realtor threatened a law suit based on the argument that property values below the line would fall.
There’s just nothing good about the whole messy affair. That is unless you’re a liberal who finds joy in other’s suffering—which of course is just plain evil.
I think he should step down. And not because he’s a closet homosexual, but because he’s a married man, cheating on his wife, lying to his family and constituents and breaking the law.
And the Republican party should urge him to do so with precisely that explanation—making it very clear to all Americans its out of intolerance for his actions not his orientation.
So far, the best opining I’ve seen on the issue comes from Patrick Ruffini, over at townhall:
…The only hypocrites here are the live-and-let-live left that continues to preach an absolute separation between public performance and private morality, and yet seeks to demolish that wall when it is politically expedient for them, doing so in the most personally invasive manner possible… [read more]
I agree with Ruffini that most Christian conservatives are, “a lot more sophisticated than the hateful outers of the left,” but there does exist a certain segment of Christian conservatives that are simply intolerant of homosexuals period—the ones who turned their backs on Jim Kolbe when he spoke at the Republican convention, for example.
I respect their right to believe that homosexuality is sinful, but I have yet to read any passage in the Bible that calls for us to turn our backs on others. I see behavior like that and I have great compassion for the Larry Craig’s of the world. I’ve never experienced that sort of hate from anyone but the left, but I can imagine it would torture a person.
Seems a lot of conservative leaders have been caught in similar scandals lately. Perhaps God is trying to tell us something?