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February 26, 2007



An evil part of me wants him to jump into the race. I'd love to see Al and Hillary go at each other.


Ha, Ha. Gore is a fat porker. Fiztie is a jew hater. Valerie is a mental case.

I love blog!


Al is a lot more popular then your Leader, who will be ranked as one of the worst presidents in American history. Go Al...

bio mom

Juror dismissed from Libby trial for being tainted by media exposure. Will continue with 11. Fitzgerald wanted an alternate to be added. Judge refused. Would require starting deliberations anew. Will go with 11. The dismissed juror was the woman who had been the art curator in Manhattan.

Menlo Bob

The Dems are always toying with racial anomalies; Bill Clinton being the first 'black' president. Could Gore be messing with the Fat Albert persona?


Just heard on court TV--it's the art curator who would not wear the corny Valentine T-shirt.

Ha, Ha. Gore is a fat porker.

Yeah, if only he looked more like a monkey, or even better -- a chimp -- then that would be some funny stuff.


Hmmmm--did Walton remover her, or was she voted off the island by the rest of the survivors?


Al is a lot more popular then your Leader, who will be ranked as one of the worst presidents in American history. Go Al.


The Washington punditocracy has proclaimed far and wide that Republicans, disenchanted with the war in Iraq, are abandoning President Bush in droves, leaving him the lamest of lame ducks. However, the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll suggests Bush might not be as wounded as he appears — at least not among his party faithful.

The Feb. 9-11 poll puts Bush's job approval at 37%, but among people who identify themselves as Republican or leaning Republican, his approval rating is 76%.

Thus, despite bad news from Baghdad and carefully crafted hand-wringing by high-profile GOP war critics in Congress such as Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, three of four Republicans in the country are hanging in there with the president.

The poll also shows that rank-and-file Republicans have higher regard for the president than they do Republicans in Congress. They gave GOP lawmakers a 63% job-approval rating, 13 points below Bush's. And 72% of Republicans do not think Bush made a mistake sending U.S. troops to Iraq.

So if congressional Republicans figure the key to re-election in 2008 is taking a hard line against Bush on Iraq, they could be dead wrong.

But, then again, if the Washington punditocracy pronounces something, we all know it must be true. They never, ever err.

hit and run

Thread Herder suggested staying in the old thread to stay together (because this is ostensibly a Gore thread). If anyone has troubles because that thread is getting big, voice your concerns over there and we can move the herd. Gotta stick together friends!!!!

Other Tom

One thing about Bush's poll numbers: no matter what they are, he's 100% commander-in-chief for the next 22 months. Take those numbers to the bank.


At least Gore didn't say anything controversial at the Oscars. He did remind me with his ponderous tone why I did not vote for him in 2000. He's too much of a know-it-all.


maryrose thinks Gore is too much of a know-it-all, and 3/4s of Republicans think the Iraq War was a good idea.


Other Tom

"Libby Guilty" just dropped 22 points to .58 on intrade, and Other Tom's heart soars like the hawk.

hit and run

By the way, the link Tom provides above has this in it:

Jason Apuzzo also liveblogged the ceremony at Libertas.

Busy man, that Apuzzo...hope he didn't stay up too late that he's not on his game at the trial today!


Anytime a murderous dictator is removed and his massive killings stopped is a good day for freedom and for moving forward Uncle Charlie.


I wonder how many carbon credits the Goreacle has to buy when he steps on an elevator

if he flew commercial he would definitely have to buy two seats

The Goreacle is very popular these days but ChimpyMcHaliburton is El Presidente

that must hurt our new trollacles

Patrick R. Sullivan

Gore wants to save the world, but he can't be bothered to save his own life by dropping excess weight.


"3/4 of "Republicans" think the war in Iraq is a good idea"
ANYBODY who remembers 9/11 thinks the theater of war in Iraq is a GOOD idea, Uncle Charlie...a VERY good idea!
This is a concept that transcends political parties... it is inherently, gut wrenchingly AMERICAN.. bozo!
Not to mention the 350,000 Iraqi refugees who wrote Tony Blair about how the suffering in Iraq under Hussein was agonizing and so painful , they cried for help for years. Those cries gone unheard..no marching in the streets for THEIR rights..no demands that the world entire end their suffering on purely humanitarian grounds...oh, NO... ONLY when a brutal dictator is forced to end shredding people and beheading women in front of their families for questioning hospital supplies... ONLY then does the likes of ANSWER organize rallys and marches around the world to PROTEST his removal.

Gary Maxwell

Lwets see in Washington DC where only registered voters can be in the jury pool and 90% of the electorate are registered Democrats, one of the jurors selected was a museum curator. Now in my mind museum curators, librarians and academics all go in the same pile. Perhaps not 100% but another group that is highly likely to be Democrats. So flushing her away means one less BDS sufferer on the jury and a why Intrade has reacted as well.

What if she reads something on JOM? Now that would be something else again!

Gary Maxwell

BTW as of just a second ago the libby conviction is off 31.2. Trend is becoming a panic and BDSers rush to cover their bets. Laugh at them. Its fun.

Nick Kasoff - The Thug Report

Yes, Gore v. Hillary would be fun. Throw in Big Al (Sharpton) for some real entertainment, the debates would get great ratings.

Nick Kasoff
The Thug Report


"The Goracle is anointed by Leo DiCaprio"

Shouldn't that read basted?

BTW,Carbon Credits seem much like the mediaeval church selling indulgences,the algorati will buy their credits, assuage their sins, then get a limo to the airport,meanwhile the poor will recycle the cardboard boxes they live in.
Feudalism through Socialism,All Hail to the Algorati.

Paul Zrimsek

I'm constantly amazed by how much more veridical approval ratings have become since the days when Bush was at 80-whatever percent.


Hey I am a librarian and worse I live in NYC which means that I am considered well not stupid but "you seem too intelligent to be a Republican". I am also a Catholic which means I have to listen to lame jokes about my "nazi" pope showing the incredibly prejudice liberals hold against church going people. Frankly I rather hoped the old bat might be one of those strongminded old biddies who would actually cause a hung jury. I look at Libby and wonder what he must feel inside as his years of public service are trashed by a prosecutor with revenge in his heart and a press slavering away to see him in jail.

Paul Zrimsek

My choice of headline for the PJM article would have been "An Inconvenient Truth Popular With People Who Don't Expect to be Inconvenienced".

Gary Maxwell

oldbat you are one in a million. DC is probably more liberal than NYC and you already know the bent of your peers.


It is so easy to repeat the mantra that Gore won the election in 2000. He did not. He'd be in the White House otherwise. Accepting that fact might take Gore a much longer way that the advocacy of 'global warming' nonsense. The oscars are a platform and a showcase for the delusional, so I suppose Gore fits right in.
If he runs , count on the democratic party NOT recovering from that for a very long time. They are in very great trouble now, as it is. They pretend that Hillary and Obama are actually qualified to run. Just as Hollywood pretended at the Oscars last night that they as a community , in embracing Gore and his fraud of a movie, is leading the 'fight' for global warming. Really? Are THEY going to give up their limos, jets, SUV's, ATV's, Yachts?? Of course not. As long as the MASSES ( us) fall for the fraud and allow ourselves to be regulated by our 'elders and betters'( Gore and Hollywood mental giants?) The likes of Melissa Etheridge lecturing us?? Not very likely. We might love movies, have our favourite actors and actresses and are chumps for a rags to riches story ( Jennifer Hudson)but we do not need to be lectured by the likes of the fraudsters of Hollywood on how we must listen to them and get organized to 'fight' global warming.
Global warming is bogus. They have no appetite for the real fight we face, they , again, pretend that this is actually an issue that needs their endorsement and our attention. Neither could be further from the truth. Hollywood is redundant. Mindless idiots with more money than they know what to do with.
Gore fits right in with the Hollywood types: Think much more of themselves and how important their opinions are to the rest of us than they ought... What's that phrase?
SHUTUP and... sing, act... whatever and leave the determination of important issues to us lowly masses. I think we can figure it out all by ourselves. If last night's Oscars is any example... they'd do much better revamping their entire presentations when it comes to the show. What a complete bore!


One theory of dinosaur extinction is greenhouse gases from the flatulence of those huge herbivores.What is the methane count from Diplodocus Algorus ?

Gary Maxwell

BTW the bid and ask has now dropped below the 50% mark on Intrade. That means buyers and sellers are more likely to believe in Not guilty than guilty. The panic continues. Somebody go over to Scary Larry's and tell me if he throwing stuff and breaking things.


I look at Libby and wonder what he must feel inside as his years of public service are trashed by a prosecutor with revenge in his heart and a press slavering away to see him in jail.

Sadly, that is what is lost in Fitzgerald's pursuit of glory aided and abetted by the media and BDS. My heart goes out to Mr. Libby.

CH Truth

Who is scarey larry?

CH Truth

sorry... Scary Larry?

bio mom

What worries me is that there are 5 counts. Hard to get acquitted on all 5. I hope so, but it seems like an uphill battle.

Other Tom

Scary Larry is a nutball named Larry Johnson who had a desk job in the CIA twenty years ago and now promotes himself as a "terrorism expert." He runs a blog called NoQuarter that seems to be frequented by a half-dozen black-helicopter moonbats and a like number of sock puppets who post things like, "right on, Larry, you're telling it like it is!" I have been banned from the site for dissenting from the grassy knoll theory.

Gary Maxwell

Wear it with honor Other Tom


"Could Gore be messing with the Fat Albert persona?"

That thought occurred to me. I think "Fat Albert" would be the perfect nickname for that guy.


"The grassy knoll theory."

The grassy knoll is innocent.


Cross, Sharpton has been Fat Albert, aka the Rotund Rev for some time now.

Georg Felis

Oh be nice guys. He's just trying to trap as much Carbon as possible to avoid it winding up in the atmosphere.


from PUK
Carbon Credits seem much like the mediaeval church selling indulgences

Carbon Credits are the Gaia church selling indulgences

One theory of dinosaur extinction is greenhouse gases from the flatulence of those huge herbivores.What is the methane count from Diplodocus Algorus ?

tons and tons...and a trip downmemory lane



I waded into the drek over at NQ and Scary Larry had this to say...

...in the last two weeks to get a letter to the editor and a letter to the Ombudsman (perhaps Ombudswoman?) published at the Washington Post in response to their clear policy of advocating on behalf of Scooter Libby...

another howler...

...the Post is that it has been unflagging in printing puff pieces about Scooter...

I suppose that didn't stop the post from printing Wilson's lies wholesale. Stunning that this guy has a PhD from American University and a "background" in counterterrorism-and now is leading the charge that the US needs to "engage" Iran in diplomacy




"Mr. Johnson is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security. He taught at The American University’s School of International Service (1979-1983) while working on a Ph.D. in political science. He has a M.S. degree in Community Development from the University of Missouri (1978), where he also received his B.S. degree in Sociology, graduating Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1976."

Political science,Community Development,Sociology?????? All is now clear,he's one of THEM!!

Barney Frank

Actually his bio says he was working an a Phd while teaching at American U, not that he has one.

Considering his penchant for misattribution, to put it kindly, has anyone ever checked that any of his bio is 'reality based'?

Patrick R. Sullivan

Good line from Ken Levine over at Huffington's:

'Tom Hanks and Al Gore are starting to look alike.'


If Sorry Larry had a Phd,it would be stuck on both ends of his name like shit to a blanket.
Dr Laurence Laurence Phd,MS, BS,ASS.


It was undoubtedly while in the sociology dept that he realized he could attract a certain sort of woman into his bed if he played at being an undercover operative.

Rick Ballard

Shouldn't the title be "An Inconvenient Wasteline"?


Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh -- guzzling more than 2x electricity in one month than average family uses in year... "


"Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh -- guzzling more than 2x electricity in one month than average family uses in year... "

He certainly made good use of that electric spaghetti fork Clarice.




Who would he attract if he played a closet operative?


whoever else was in the closet?

try hang gliding

American Obesity Adds to Gasoline Consumption, Study Says: http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2006-10-25-gasoline-obesity_x.htm

Maybe Big Al can start some sort of poundage credit trading market. I'm only 160 lbs at 6'1"; I can afford to sell him a few pounds.


Not sure Larry "No Gun" Johnson attracts anyone but losers like himself.Interesting isn't it that Mr Covert Superspy can't actually keep his trap shut.


As an act of solidarity between film makers Al has already taken some weight off Michael Moore.

richard mcenroe

Al Gore is NOT FAT .

He is bravely retaining all his personal greenhouse gases in heroic service to mankind.

Oh, and the smoking lamp is seriously out, people.

Paul Zrimsek

I wouldn't put too much faith in that Drudge story. Utility companies aren't usually in the business of issuing public statements about their customers' meter readings.


I just had an experience even worse than listening to Wesley Clark lie--a discussion between Alan COlmes and Darryl Hannah on ecology.


I wouldn't put too much faith in that Drudge story. Utility companies aren't usually in the business of issuing public statements about their customers' meter readings.

yes Paul...that's why the Goreacle has issued this thunderous denial:

Think Progress has contacted Al Gore for further clarification. Think Progress received the following answers:

1) Gore’s family has taken numerous steps to reduce the carbon footprint of their private residence, including signing up for 100 percent green power through Green Power Switch, installing solar panels, and using compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy saving technology.

2) Gore has had a consistent position of purchasing carbon offsets to offset the family’s carbon footprint — a concept the right-wing fails to understand. Gore’s office explains:

What Mr. Gore has asked is that every family calculate their carbon footprint and try to reduce it as much as possible. Once they have done so, he then advocates that they purchase offsets, as the Gore’s do, to bring their footprint down to zero.


I am beginning to think that what we are seeing under the rubric of global warming, is an effort to revive the old sumptuary laws under which the medieval royals managed to bar their lessers from wearing certain clothing, colors, shos etc. At hear all the Gores and Teresas and Barbras are just pissed to see the middle class jetting around, driving nice cars and living in big houses.


$30,000! Jeez, I haven't seen that much celebrity hypocrisy since Rosie O'Donnell bodyguards were found to be packing.

Scratch that. I've never seen such blatant hypocrisy. Ever. What a Goob.


Oh and, Windansea, must be nice to be able to afford those "carbon offsets". I guess if you've got the bucks, you can do whatever you please. Conservation is for little people.

Probably buys them from China which is increasing its carbon footprint exponentially. That sure helps.



**shoEs etc. At hearT all the Gores and Teresas and Barbras ************


--including signing up for 100 percent green power through Green Power Switch, installing solar panels, and using compact fluorescent bulbs and other energy saving technology.---

As of last year none of residences had signup or used the lightbulbs - they were busted in an article last year and Gore's spokespeople admitted it.

He also receives a royalty from a mining company who use his property, a company who has been busted fro polluting the TN rivers.


none of ** his ** homes


It really undercuts the whole crisis aspect of the argument. I have a hard time believing that people that honestly think time is running out for the earth are satisfied that buying a tree for someone makes up for blasting their own air conditioner.
I don't care if Al Gore wants to enjoy his life and his money, but I don't believe he thinks the situation is as serious as he publicly espouses.

But if it is about offsetting...Can't I just say that running my heater a little warm is offset by the fact that I didn't fly to St Kitts this week?



And he claims he uses renewable energy credits to offset the pollution he produces when using a private jet to promote his film. (In reality, Paramount Classics, the film's distributor, pays this.)

Public records reveal that as Gore lectures Americans on excessive consumption, he and his wife Tipper live in two properties: a 10,000-square-foot, 20-room, eight-bathroom home in Nashville, and a 4,000-square-foot home in Arlington, Va. (He also has a third home in Carthage, Tenn.) For someone rallying the planet to pursue a path of extreme personal sacrifice, Gore requires little from himself.

Then there is the troubling matter of his energy use. In the Washington, D.C., area, utility companies offer wind energy as an alternative to traditional energy. In Nashville, similar programs exist. Utility customers must simply pay a few extra pennies per kilowatt hour, and they can continue living their carbon-neutral lifestyles knowing that they are supporting wind energy. Plenty of businesses and institutions have signed up. Even the Bush administration is using green energy for some federal office buildings, as are thousands of area residents.

But according to public records, there is no evidence that Gore has signed up to use green energy in either of his large residences. When contacted Wednesday, Gore's office confirmed as much but said the Gores were looking into making the switch at both homes. Talk about inconvenient truths.

There was a correction to the mining royalty. He stopped receiving the royalty by the comapny :

Pasminco Zinc, which operates a zinc concession on his property. Tennessee has cited the company for adding large quantities of barium, iron and zinc to the nearby Caney Fork River.

The mine was closed in 2003.



Can't I just say that running my heater a little warm is offset by the fact that I didn't fly to St Kitts this week?

of course...the gas I burned in the sportfisher today is offset by post coidal vine credits I am gaining from the malbec I am drinking



Submitted by cgyoung on February 20, 2007 - 10:45am.

George W. Bush's Green Home

From Treehugger.com

Is it possible that George Bush is a secret Green? Evidently his Crawford Winter White House has 25,000 gallons of rainwater storage, gray water collection from sinks and showers for irrigation, passive solar, geothermal heating and cooling.

“By marketplace standards, the house is startlingly small,” says David Heymann, the architect of the 4,000-square-foot home. "Clients of similar ilk are building 16-to-20,000-square-foot houses."

Furthermore for thermal mass the walls are clad in "discards of a local stone called Leuders limestone, which is quarried in the area. The 12-to-18-inch-thick stone has a mix of colors on the top and bottom, with a cream-colored center that most people want. “They cut the top and bottom of it off because nobody really wants it,” Heymann says. “So we bought all this throwaway stone. It’s fabulous. It’s got great color and it is relatively inexpensive.”

The picture at the website is not this house the site has made a mistake, the house shown is a older house which was on the property when George Bush bought it.

Contrast George Bush's lifestyle with Goracle and most of the other democrats out there. And tell me who is a better steward of the land.

hit and run

of course...the gas I burned in the sportfisher today

Why have I not been sucking up to you more?

Paul Zrimsek

I remain as skeptical as ever that Nashville Electric Service is really divulging customer information to think tanks. But the Gore response is as feeble and tangential as, well, the White House response to Joe Wilson.

Isaac and Woody Hayes

One thing about Bush's poll numbers: no matter what they are, he's 100% commander-in-chief for the next 22 months. Take those numbers to the bank.

He's 100% brain-dead asshole for the rest of his life and beyond, too. Suck on that.


http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2007/02/a_modest_proposal_to_ecocelebs.html>A Modest Proposal


Nice article Clarice. I was duly impressed (yesterday) when you made the intellectual connection between sumptuary laws and wealthy greenie celebs. That original and creative mind of yours never ceases to amaze me - moreover, your capacity to fully form those ideas and express them. You must be such a joy to your friends and family. Thankfully, for the rest of us, you've found a home at JOM. :)


Thanks--everyone here inspires me..Somehow reading thru the thread, I suddenly caught on to what this was all about.(The sumptuary laws BTW also claimed high moral purpose. ) Mr. Garfinckle was right:"There's nothing new under the sun,"he'd say.




http://moxie.nu/moveabletype/archives/003625.php#comments>Ban H20


Clarice,or may I call you "Your Grace"(we did a deal to recycle H&R's empties) Sumptuary Laws indeed,this started long ago,First Class,VIP lounges,limo lanes,now it is being extended into law.
I can see a new business oportunity as a Pardoner,or perhaps the New Regime requires a Rasputin.

Paul Zrimsek

Back when the US used to have Energy Czars I always thought it a great pity that we never had an Energy Rasputin.


PUK, if you can sell peerages and energy offsets---well, dear, I see a bright future ahead..Just a little imagination and a pinch of larceny.


PUK, we have to work faster--the pros are getting their paws in first.
"UNITED NATIONS -- An international panel of scientists presented the United Nations with a sweeping, detailed plan on Tuesday to combat climate change -- a challenge, it said, "to which civilization must rise."

Failure would produce a turbulent 21st century of weather extremes, spreading drought and disease, expanding oceans and displaced coastal populations, it said.

"The increasing numbers of environmental refugees as sea levels rise and storm surges increase will be in the tens of millions," panel co-chair Rosina Bierbaum, a University of Michigan ecologist, told reporters.

After a two-year study, the 18-member group, representing 11 nations, offered scores of recommendations: from pouring billions more dollars into research and development of cleaner energy sources, to mobilizing U.N. and other agencies to help affected people, to winning political agreement on a global temperature "ceiling."

Their 166-page report, produced at U.N. request and sponsored by the private United Nations Foundation and the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, was issued just three weeks after the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an authoritative U.N. network of 2,000 scientists, made headlines with its latest assessment of climate science. "


Of course, it would be perfect for the OFF crowd.They have experience in this sort of thing.

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