There has always been something strangely fascinating to me about Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. Maybe it’s those stern Superman looks that make him seem resentful that we woke him up to save Gotham. Or the Jekyll and Hyde lector-hector duality in his persona. Perhaps it’s his improbable ascendancy to Nobel Laureate through less-than-fastidious science. Or the breathtaking hypocrisy of his personal carbon footprint. Maybe it’s just the alleged release of his second chakra in a Portland hotel room. Whatever it is, and whatever quirks and contradictions I’ve observed, nothing prepared me for the rogue wave of hubris that crashed
The Louisville Zoo has the most delightful polar and grizzly bear exhibit which opened in the last three years. The exhibit is run by man-made global warming enthusiasts. If you try to speak to these docents about the actual polar bear population in the world, they are adamant the polar bears population is diminishing and it is the fault of man and carbon dioxide.
I describe these volunteers as gray-headed, aging hippies still searching for a cause to change the world. Very frustrating to try to hold a conversation with...similar to the implacable and hypocritical Al Gore.
Honestly, Al Gore is so wonderful. I simply don´t understand why the Democratic Party doesn´t put him front and center on all future PR campaigns.
Yes, seriously! They could get one of those skyhook cranes to hoist him out of his mega mansion, carry his bloated carcas to the nearest television studio, drop him into a reinforced swivel chair, titillate his chakra, wait for his gas attack to pass, then allow him to hold forth and enlighten all us heathens.
Is there a word large enough to encompass the level of hypocrisy Algore has achieved? "Stratospheric", maybe? Is there a word descriptive enough to communicate the depths of his lies, his denials, his delusions? Honestly, the man is insane. It´s really the only explanation.
Unfortunately it just hasn´t dawned yet on the LoFos how downright stupid and fraudulent this guy is. Their eyes glaze over when I point out he flunked out of divinity school. Perhaps that´s why he can´t help fudging the facts.
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I remember when the hipsters sneered at Algore. He was the ultimate in dull, boring and just plain blergh. Then he discovered global warming. All of a sudden, the once boring Algore was a sage. A wizard. A prophet and the hipsters loved him and showered him with honors and largesse.
Now it looks as though the emperor has no clothes, and the hipsters may be on the verge of turning against Gore. I can only hope.
Few ´creatures´ disgust me as much as Al Gore. Larry Flynt comes to mind, as do honey badgers and warthogs. He appears to be the world´s fattest and most famous snake oil salesman......sickening and rotten-to-the-core.
Pompous Al - more than any other individual on the planet - bears responsibility for the insanity of ´carbon costs´ being levied on hapless citizens of the world - even as more and more *real* science bears out the absolute farcical nature of his ´catastrophic predictions´...
When the one-man-tub-of-lard keels over from a massive heart attack - likely setting cholesterol records for adult Americans...
His ´estate´ should be liquidated to defray the costs of his fraudulent life.
First he ´used to be the next president´...then he just fell into ´used to be a credible human´ territory. The fact that he´s given *any* press at all now is gratifying only in the ability if offers to mock him.
The Southern Spotted Owlbert was once my rep. to US Congress. At a public forum I saw people laugh and point when he came to the stage. I could never figure out how he kept winning. When he told the sad story of how he held his dying sisters hand, I knew he had no shame. Knoxville paper proved that at the very time sister Gore passed, Owlbert was making a speech st the Knoxville Civitan Club. A distance of of some 200 mile from her Nahville hospital. And no one in attendance could remember his mentioning that he had a dying sister. W´s accomplishments are too few, but he did keep Owlbert out of the White House.
Al has a score to settle for not being handed the presidency after the 2000 election. What better way to show one´s donkey than wahooo, "you screwed me now just see how crazy I can be! Me, me hey! look over here! I´m nuts!". ie Tipper had enough. It reminds of how Bob Barr of Georgia, supposedly conservative, lost an election and then went and joined the ACLU as a consulting attorney.
Al thinks he is a new version of Chrisopher Columbus. He assures us there is something "over there" but most aren´t buying it. Two of his three ships have sunk and the third is taking on water and listing.
When one is taking flak from different camps for different reasons, the image is going down in flames like the Hindenberg.
If you want to win an argument with a liberal family member, etc over global warming quickly, just mention the cache of emails discovered where scientists were caught rigging data their way, or the fact Charles Manson believes in global warming.
actually, of all his personae, his hubristic one always seemed his most obvious, not his least obvious, persona. Go and actually watch his speech accepting the nomination for VP in 1992 (don´t read the transcript, this part is a bit cleaned up in the transcript). Gore actually said that when his son was fighting for his life after an accident, that while many were praying, God only heard his (that is Gore´s) prayers and that is why God saved his son. As if Gore himself was Christ or somehow more beloved of God than anyone else in the world. That is beyond the typical insane arrogance of the politician.
The wind bag is deflated. The priceless moments come when he gets skewered after expecting the LSM to fawn. You can just feel him wanting to say, ´Hey, come on guys, I´m just trying to make a buck here . . . well, a lot of bucks actually . . . hey, you know me, I´m the Gorebot, your heart´s darling . . . what was that question again? Ack--k-k-k
#16, at least Larry Flynt produced an actual product people wanted to buy, even if it was an indecent product.
Algore has never produced anything but hot air. I laugh when thinking how he managed to con people into believing he was the honest and decent half of the Clinton/Gore administration. Those two were made for each other.
Anybody preaching socialism, no matter how stupid, fake or pompous, will always get a fake serious reception from the likes of fascist supporting Diane Sawyer, Steve Pelley, Piers whatshisname, Brian Williams, all those overpaid traitors to the truth. Algore is the ideal commie blowhard to appear on one brainwash show after the other Happy he´s failing his tour with real people
The liberal jackasses of the world may preach any number of mantras, from clean air to equal opportunity to helping the children but when the tea leaves become visible, two words are left, power and money.
The Gorester wasn´t satisfied with the tobacco money he inherited so he´s made over $100 million by my count peddling global warming snake oil to the rubes and now he´s got another cool half billion from the oil sheiks by selling them a worthless TV channel. The guy is a great flimflam man. My only objection is the people trying to drag me into his fraudulent schemes.
Hey, Ratslayer. He was my representative before we became Razorbacks in the 80s. We could have been neighbors. Let me toss some Tennessee political skeletons at you....Buford Ellington (D), Ray Blanton (D), Jake Butcher (D), Harold Ford (D). Does one see a pattern here? These guys were from the same era of Alblimp´s upbringing. Too bad his daddy DID raise a fool. But he´s just livin´ what he learned. He doesn´t know any other way.
Just a few weeks ago (before the algwhorezero money deal) I told a liberoid acquaintance what a total sleazebag this worthless lying blowhard is.
That "friend" has not brought up algwhorezero nor GloBull Whore-ming since this oil money deal became news. Can we guess why?
Not only was algwhorezero booted from Vanderbilt Divinity School, he was a pathetically bad student at Harvard before that. He has zero scientific credentials.
And perhaps even worse, he and his family made a reported half million dollars on a strip-mine operation in Tennessee that left a massive pie-hole scar on the land. That Earth Pie-Hole is algwhorezero´s true legacy. He´s still eatin´ Eskimo Pies and guzzling Cokes with polar bears to this day.
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