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Meg Worby, one of Al Gore’s Australian envirobots, tells of her indoctrination:

All of a sudden he just fired up and he wasn’t this smooth politician anymore. His hair, which is usually slicked back, was out of place, he had sweat on his brow, and he was gesticulating wildly. You could feel the energy from the back of the room. It was the moment when I felt I had touched on something real. That was the moment I really felt convinced.

At the time, Gore was explaining the importance of showing slides in the correct order. Seriously.

Posted by Tim B. on 04/29/2007 at 01:29 AM
  1. Jesus Christ, how is this not like a crazy preacher and his rapt congregation?

    Just another goddamn we’re-all-sinners-and-it’s-the-end-of-the-world religion.

    Posted by Dave S. on 2007 04 29 at 01:35 AM • permalink

  2. My name’s Meg. Al sent me. I’m here to indoctrinate you help.

    Posted by CO² max on 2007 04 29 at 01:41 AM • permalink

  3. Seem to recall similar sentiments from
    the Hitler Youth.

    Posted by dver on 2007 04 29 at 01:46 AM • permalink

  4. His first presentation was to a group called SANE - Surfers Appreciating the Natural Environment.

    Shouldn’t that be Incredibly Naive Surfers Appreciating the Natural Environment?

    Posted by Dminor on 2007 04 29 at 01:48 AM • permalink

  5. The herd is in desperate need of a good culling.

    Posted by Grimmy on 2007 04 29 at 01:50 AM • permalink

  6. “That was the moment I really felt convinced.”

    Because it’s all about feelings, not truth.

    Posted by blogagog on 2007 04 29 at 01:54 AM • permalink

  7. Al would prolly break into a sweat by taking three strides ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 29 at 01:55 AM • permalink

  8. Gore’s movie is does not put a strong scientific case. It is utterly reliant on emotion and I can’t believe that so many people are lapping this up.

    Posted by closeapproximation on 2007 04 29 at 02:04 AM • permalink

  9. #3 I too had an image of Hitler.

    Posted by flying pigs over mecca on 2007 04 29 at 02:11 AM • permalink

  10. Instead of carrying a sign with “Repent ye Sinners, the End is Nigh!” scrawled on it, the Goracle uses PowerPoint. He’s got the mussed-haired, spittle-flecked, semi-crazed loon bit down pat, though.

    And gets 125 large for every appearance.
    .

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 04 29 at 02:13 AM • permalink

  11. Its called BO you whining loon. Tell Al to use a stronger deoderant.

    Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 04 29 at 02:15 AM • permalink

  12. #8 closeapproximation

    Gore’s movie is does not put a strong scientific case. It is utterly reliant on emotion and I can’t believe that so many people are lapping this up.

    That’s because Leftists/Greenies don’t “think”, they “feel”.
    .

    Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 04 29 at 02:16 AM • permalink

  13. GAS: Gore’s Ambassadors’ Slideshows ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 29 at 02:19 AM • permalink

  14. Sounds as if he’s made use of Powerpoint Artfully Convincing Oratory.

    Posted by Zoe Brain on 2007 04 29 at 02:34 AM • permalink

  15. he had sweat on his brow, and he was gesticulating wildly

    Peter Garrett has the same symptoms. The sweating is from fear that people will wake up the scam, the gesticulating an infection from counting soiled money. The sort of people who support Gore and Garrett don’t use toilet paper, so there is an ever-present danger of disease after handling anything they have touched. It is obviously a risk both men are willing to take.

    Posted by Contrail on 2007 04 29 at 02:37 AM • permalink

  16. And did Meg Worby also see a mystic light surrounding her Dear Leader and Great Helmsman?

    Posted by cuckoo on 2007 04 29 at 02:39 AM • permalink

  17. And the names of the two women in that article - Pidcock and Warby.  Isn’t that the name of a firm of lawyers in the little-known comedy film Carry on Warming?

    Posted by cuckoo on 2007 04 29 at 02:43 AM • permalink

  18. She’s got a point, though.  What was really convincing about Einstein’s theories wasn’t the careful mathematical analysis, or the corroborating experiments, or the unexpected predictions that later proved true through careful measurement.  What was convincing was the really wild hair.  That’s what clinched the Nobel Prize.

    Posted by kcom on 2007 04 29 at 02:47 AM • permalink

  19. #17 - didn’t that one also have Nurse Feelgood and Dr. Longdongle?

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 04 29 at 02:51 AM • permalink

  20. With any other cult, ‘dear leader’ would have a few, pretty young things to educate further. In Gore’s case, luckily for us, it will be some hairy,enviro-harpies.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 04 29 at 02:58 AM • permalink

  21. #15 - some say that Jimmeh takes money from those for whom toilet paper is a modern satanic invention.
    Wouldn’t have changed his rhetoric, though, would it?

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 04 29 at 03:06 AM • permalink

  22. At the time, Gore was explaining the importance of showing slides in the correct order. Seriously.

    According to the transcript, Gore was saying: “you must haff order in your slides…how can ve brink a new order to ze vorld iff you cannot order your Powerpoint!  No order, no point, no POWER!!!

    Posted by cuckoo on 2007 04 29 at 03:10 AM • permalink

  23. My name is Al, I’m from Tennessee and I’m here to melt.

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 29 at 03:14 AM • permalink

  24. Nic

    Well if hed been taking Ms “stinky britches” Crows advice on toilet hygene then I can imagine the “energy in the room” mentioned would have become very real.
    How long before we see the first envirotard stylites appear?

    Oops too late!!

    Envirotard site, no koala suits but they do have some unconvincing numbnuts in numbat suits though.

    Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 04 29 at 03:20 AM • permalink

  25. Gore was explaining the importance of showing slides in the correct order. Seriously.

    Seriously?  Oh dear.  With friends like Gore, global warmening doesn’t need deniers…

    Posted by ann j on 2007 04 29 at 03:23 AM • permalink

  26. I thought Gore was an expert on Power Point?
    “Demarcation dispute - everybody out!”

    Next thing he’ll be giving advice on making movies, or on glooobal warmening how to win an Oscar by sucking up to brain dead Hollywood types or something.

    Posted by Bonmot on 2007 04 29 at 03:25 AM • permalink

  27. Elmer Gantry - life imitates art.

    Posted by kae on 2007 04 29 at 03:44 AM • permalink

  28. ‘You could feel the energy from the back of the room’. Stick the dork in a reactor and all our problems are solved.

    Posted by AlphaMikeFoxtrot on 2007 04 29 at 03:46 AM • permalink

  29. FM,

    No no no no no, the stylites actually led by example when admonishing others. Present day enviro-preaching is all about what others should do.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 04 29 at 03:46 AM • permalink

  30. Miss Worby Has Naughty Thoughts

    Some gals like their guys to be wise
    While others prize glamour, or size.
    I much prefer mine
    to bellow and whine
    And get that mad look in their eyes.

    Posted by lyle on 2007 04 29 at 03:48 AM • permalink

  31. For Meg Worby, a commissioning editor at Lonely Planet in Melbourne, environmental activism is a new interest but seeing the documentary made her “want to take action rather than just talk about it”.

    That wouldn’t be the same Lonely Planet that uses paper to send hundreds of thousands of people trampling through Gaia’s sensitive patch via the use of gas guzzling transport?

    Nah, she must be from this planet instead.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 04 29 at 03:57 AM • permalink

  32. err, this one?

    Posted by Nic on 2007 04 29 at 03:59 AM • permalink

  33. An editor for lonely Planet! No wonder she would never let scientic fact interfere with her emotional needs!
    She probably wrote the LP entries on ‘racist Australia ’

    Posted by davo on 2007 04 29 at 04:00 AM • permalink

  34. #33 - Like the PETA types who criticise Australian wool growers, organise Retailer bans of our wool, and get lots of headlines; but are they also in Asia taking on those who tenderise live dogs with baseball bats before putting them out of their misery (i.e. eating them)?

    Posted by blogstrop on 2007 04 29 at 04:23 AM • permalink

  35. If the cult of Al ever resorts to love bombing…

    Posted by lotocoti on 2007 04 29 at 04:27 AM • permalink

  36. Miss Worby Explores Her Dark Side

    There’s not a thing wrong with my brain.
    Don’t tell me my Gorelust’s in vain,
    Overexcited
    And unrequited;
    My cats say I’m perfectly sane.

    Posted by lyle on 2007 04 29 at 04:30 AM • permalink

  37. How can you muck up the order of PowerPoint slides? It’s like these idiots are writing the slides themselves.

    Posted by Young and Free on 2007 04 29 at 04:31 AM • permalink

  38. Gore was explaining the importance of showing slides in the correct order.

    Showing was the impotence of Gore, explaining slides in the correct order.

    Posted by splice on 2007 04 29 at 04:57 AM • permalink

  39. #6 &  #12   -  These leftist fucktards actually believe that their feelings control their thoughts. I have spent time attempting to explain this delusion to some groupthink handwringers I know.  They look at me with mouths agape and wrinkled brows when I tell them that the reverse is true.  Their thoughts actually control their feelings.

    These people choose to be deluded and are content with that position.  Morons!

    Posted by LaoHuLi on 2007 04 29 at 05:03 AM • permalink

  40. OT:
    Just seen Rudd’s response to the Australian cricket team winning the world cup, snicker, he doesn’t have ‘it’.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 04 29 at 05:04 AM • permalink

  41. His hair, which is usually slicked back, was out of place, he had sweat on his brow, and he was gesticulating wildly. You could feel the energy from the back of the room.

    Meggie, dearest, sweetheart.. The dickhead was have an epileptic attack! Most likely cause by a bullshit overload!

    Posted by curious george on 2007 04 29 at 05:32 AM • permalink

  42. Al’s Responsible Surfing Environmentalists

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 29 at 05:35 AM • permalink

  43. #40 You’re right Nic. If you were referring to the ABC news KRudd’s response was hammy and insincere.
    Nor was he convincing when answering Barrie Cassidy’s questions on Insiders this morning.
    KRudd sounded surprised at most of them and his unscripted responses were quavery and vague. He even sounded uncertain when asked what union he was in.
    Cassidy could have served him up on toast but obviously felt sorry for him and finished the interview with a cricket question.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 29 at 05:44 AM • permalink

  44. Totally OT but i was just watching that Robin Hood series (which looks naff as can be) on Aunty. They were blaming some civilian’s death on Robin Hood, and the evil Sheriff of Nottingham announced action against Robin as - wait for it - “a war on terror”!

    Wow the scriptwriters are so subtle.

    Posted by Francis H on 2007 04 29 at 05:51 AM • permalink

  45. Yes Skeeter, the same. He’s lost the bogan vote until he gets himself a Monaro ute, a Staffy and a photo opportunity with the Bundy Bear I spose.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 04 29 at 05:56 AM • permalink

  46. For Meg Worby, a commissioning editor at Lonely Planet in Melbourne, environmental activism is a new interest but seeing the documentary made her “want to take action rather than just talk about it”.


    I am surprised that any moonbat activism would be a new interest for any employee of Lonely Planet. They seem to get some left-agenda activism into everything they produce.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 29 at 05:59 AM • permalink

  47. #40 Nic, on Insiders Cassidy almost asked Rudd some tough questions before throwing him the lifeline, “What about the cricket?”  Rudd nearly fluffed it, though.  You could almost see the relief when he got Ponting’s name right and yes, yes! the third Cup in a row.

    Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 29 at 06:03 AM • permalink

  48. Yeah like what #43 said…

    Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 29 at 06:05 AM • permalink

  49. #6 blogagog, spot on.  That’s a telling statement - “I really felt convinced.”    And struggling to find a word that could emphasise her feelings, she comes up with “really”.  Nothing real about it.

    Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 29 at 06:15 AM • permalink

  50. It may assist Ms Worby if she had some ointment applied.

    Posted by Whale Spinor on 2007 04 29 at 06:23 AM • permalink


  51. #51, C.L., I’m thinking a transformation into something more like this guy.

    Posted by anthony_r on 2007 04 29 at 06:37 AM • permalink

  52. #46 I don’t understand how you twist lefty garbage into a travel guide, but they sure as hell manage it.  I have one for Aus and one of New Zealand and if you can get past the “Introduction” the facts aren’t bad.  Just checked the 2005 edition for Aus and she’s listed, “...when she’s not on the road with the windows down, Meg lives in a state of bohemian bliss w/ LP author Charles Rawlings-Way…”.  The “Snapshot section goes on about the Iraq War and enviro issues.  I skipped all of that and headed to the sections I wanted to read.

    Posted by TattooedIntellectual on 2007 04 29 at 07:01 AM • permalink

  53. #46 Skeeter:

    ... environmental activism is a new interest ... IMO it gives the people without intellectual nous a platform to feel important.  Global warming is a soft option, for soft cocks.

    I’ll yield slightly… I agree global warming should be on the agenda for society to tackle, but down the list after more important world problems such as health, poverty, war, autocracies and totalitarianism, trade, slavery and crime.  I’m sure there are a few more world issues that I haven’t listed.  Where the left do address any of the issues I’ve listed, their solutions are simplistic and ideologically based.  The same for global warming.  Let’s have some real science from real people to look at it.

    Posted by Stevo on 2007 04 29 at 07:04 AM • permalink

  54. My friend bought the Lonely Planet guide to New Caledonia. It said that most people could speak English so we thought we’d be ok.
    It was crap. The only ones who speak english are the Motel reception people. The others, ha, sometimes it was hard to understand or be understood.

    Posted by kae on 2007 04 29 at 07:05 AM • permalink

  55. #55 kae

    Huh, I will admit NZ and Aus are mostly english speaking :) so I haven’t had any real problems.  My sister has the one for Holland/The Netherlands and heads there in Aug for an exchange semester.  Hope hers works out fairly well!

    Posted by TattooedIntellectual on 2007 04 29 at 07:07 AM • permalink

  56. Last line from that linky:

    “We need the medical profession on board,” Blashki says.


    yes.

    Posted by darrinhV2 on 2007 04 29 at 07:10 AM • permalink

  57. Thank God for basic first form French for six months! At least I could read many labels at the supermarket and see what I didn’t want/like, and we were able to understand directions from a Gentleman at a service station “Keep the sea to your right and you will get there soon.” La mer, I knew that bit!!
    The fact that it pissed down with rain and blew a gale for the whole time we were there didn’t make for a good time. French language TV and not being able to communicate with anyone adequately to strike up a conversation limited our avenues of interest.

    Posted by kae on 2007 04 29 at 07:12 AM • permalink

  58. er, I mean that I only learnt basic first form French language for six months… in 1971!

    Posted by kae on 2007 04 29 at 07:13 AM • permalink

  59. Yep, that would pretty much suck!  Glad your French held.  I took German for 4 yrs in HS, and about the only think I remember are the cuss words!  Not particularly helpful in most situations.

    Posted by TattooedIntellectual on 2007 04 29 at 07:14 AM • permalink

  60. #60 PIMF, thing not think.

    Posted by TattooedIntellectual on 2007 04 29 at 07:15 AM • permalink

  61. #53 TI,

    when she’s not on the road with the windows down

    The two-timing eco-strumpet! Wait till Al finds out.

    Posted by Nic on 2007 04 29 at 07:16 AM • permalink

  62. #53 TI, their TV productions are even more moonbatty.
    Perhaps the fact that they are head-quartered in Footiscray may have something to do with it.
    AFAIK the founder, Tony Wheeler, chose to live in Australia, but that hasn’t stopped him from bagging us ever since he got here.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 29 at 07:17 AM • permalink

  63. To be honest, I’d be embarrassed to have her dumbass description in LP.

    Posted by TattooedIntellectual on 2007 04 29 at 07:18 AM • permalink

  64. #63
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of their TV productions.  Note to self: avoid LP TV in the future :)

    Posted by TattooedIntellectual on 2007 04 29 at 07:23 AM • permalink

  65. Lonely Planet Guides (LPG) ...

    Ronery, I’m so ronery ...

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 29 at 07:38 AM • permalink

  66. #52 Very good likeness, Rebase.
    Not much “transformation” needed. Manic appearance, manic message and serious warming up the arse are already evident.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 29 at 07:42 AM • permalink

  67. Gore sounds like James Thurber’s Get Ready Man - the one who walked around the streets of downtown Columbus, Ohio, crying, “GET READY! THE WOOOOOOORLD IS COMING TO AN END!”

    Posted by Urbs in Horto on 2007 04 29 at 07:42 AM • permalink

  68. Al’s Slideshow 101

    1)  Make sure you’re <strike>playing with a full deck</strike> have your slides in order

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 04 29 at 07:48 AM • permalink

  69. #65 They’re easily avoided, TI.
    Just avoid watching ABC-TV. You will be unlikely to seem them anywhere else.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 29 at 07:50 AM • permalink

  70. “GET READY! THE WOOOOOOORLD IS COMING TO AN END!”

    reminds me of Sydney’s Eternity man. Does anyone know what happened to him?
    He seemed to go on forever, but perhaps eternity passed him by.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 29 at 08:00 AM • permalink

  71. Just finished watching SBS where I was assured gorbal worming will screw up the gulf stream to such an extent that a new ice age will be upon us within the next 100 years.

    I have broken off for home made mango and passionfruit ice cream and the uncorking of another bottle of shiraz (no soppy non-wood aged chardonnay here) and await ABCs Compass programme entitled “What would Jesus drive?” where I will learn about “A group of young christians campaign against the US obsession with gas-guzzling cars”.

    I just love religious programmes, and feel like giving myself a triple-uppercut everytime I realise I’m an atheist

    Posted by Whale Spinor on 2007 04 29 at 08:04 AM • permalink

  72. The young Christians will probably choose a Vee Dub Kombi for Jesus but I rather fancy him in a Monaro.
    Bit hard to imagine really, because in all the pictures I’ve see of him he was driving a small donkey.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 29 at 08:15 AM • permalink

  73. The new saviour is Al Gore, the good book is the IPCC report, and Worby’s moment of something was a sign.  Yep, it’s got the hallmarks of a new religion.

    Posted by Stevo on 2007 04 29 at 08:22 AM • permalink

  74. #72 Whale Spinor,
    I tried Googling on the phrase, “what would Jesus drive” and found that most of the top-rated entries were slanted towards Global Warming and the Environmental Gospel. But I persevered and found this site, which contains the following:

    Some scholars insist that Jesus drove a Honda, but didn’t like to talk about it.
    As proof, they cite a verse in St. John’s Gospel where Christ tells the crowd,
    “For I did not speak of my own Accord…” - John 12:49


    Meanwhile, Moses rode an old British motorcycle, as evidenced by a Bible passage declaring that
    “the roar of Moses’ Triumph is heard in the hills.”


    And, following the Master’s lead, the Apostles car-pooled in a Honda
    “The Apostles were in one Accord.” !!!! - Acts 5:12

    Posted by ErnieG on 2007 04 29 at 08:25 AM • permalink

  75. At this point I am mighty tempted to point out that big Al is obviously not using Powerpoint.  So I will.  It is not capable of performing some of the transitions and animations shown, which would require serious horsepower derived directly from the PC using some underlying, OS based tech.

    Looks more like Keynote on OS X to me.  Anyone had the fortitude to sit through the credits at the end who can say definitively?

    Posted by entropy on 2007 04 29 at 08:25 AM • permalink

  76. Either that or it is not a slide presentation at all.

    Posted by entropy on 2007 04 29 at 08:26 AM • permalink

  77. Whale, I have just watched the first 90 seconds of Compass. That was more than enough for me, I’m afraid.
    Maybe you can tell us in the morning what Jesus drives.
    I’m off to bed. Good night all.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 29 at 08:27 AM • permalink

  78. His hair, which is usually slicked back, was out of place, he had sweat on his brow, and he was gesticulating wildly. You could feel the energy from the back of the room.

    No doubt he then started to speak in tongues and heal the lame…

    Posted by Art Vandelay on 2007 04 29 at 08:30 AM • permalink

  79. Skeeter, the Eternity man wasArthur Stace, 1884-1967.

    It’s quite a lovely story really. Just follow the link.

    —Nora

    Posted by The Thin Man Returns on 2007 04 29 at 08:32 AM • permalink

  80. Maybe he knocked his Kodak Carousel over and spilled some of his Powerpoint slides onto the floor. Something like that can really mess up a smooth, cutting-edge, high-tech presentation.

    Posted by ErnieG on 2007 04 29 at 08:34 AM • permalink

  81. Perhaps that group of young Christians should have saved the money from their documentary and helped these ladies purchase a new vehicle. Judging from the old one, they need a 4WD. Donations can be made to the Sydney office of Aid To The Church In Need, PO Box 6245, Blacktown DC, NSW 2148.

    Posted by C.L. on 2007 04 29 at 08:55 AM • permalink

  82. #80 Thanks Nora. Indeed a lovely story.
    What a wonderful bloke he must have been.

    Posted by Skeeter on 2007 04 29 at 08:57 AM • permalink

  83. “Feeeeelings, woe, woe, woe, feeeeelings…”

    What a BB brain.

    Posted by Hucbald on 2007 04 29 at 09:48 AM • permalink

  84. Sounds like Gore was totally cereal.

    Posted by Dave S. on 2007 04 29 at 09:57 AM • permalink

  85. Skeeter - I watched the whole sorry tale. Staggering to think it was part of a supposedly in depth ABC religious proramme.

    Less staggeringly, and to answer your question, Jesus and/or his terrestrial enviroloons drive hybrids.

    Posted by Whale Spinor on 2007 04 29 at 10:17 AM • permalink

  86. That surprises me a little bit Whale Spinor.

    I thought the whole Jesus/Christianity link would immediately cause the ABC to consider him to be evil, and therefore drive something Gaia-raping like this.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 04 29 at 10:25 AM • permalink

  87. I’m late here (everything is late here in Mongolia), but I want to know if #17 cuckoo knows the name of the first black person to fly across the Atlantic?

    Answer:


    Alcock and Brown

    Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2007 04 29 at 10:39 AM • permalink

  88. #75 Ernie:

    As I understand the bible, it was Moses came fourth in his Triumph

    Posted by Jack from Montreal on 2007 04 29 at 10:54 AM • permalink

  89. This environuttiness is to be found everywhere. even here in tiny Malta.
    Today I happened to chance upon an open day at a local government tree nursery - quite nice really - lots of plants for sale at a decent price, grub and booze to be had for all and so on.
    Unfortunately things were soured somewhat when I came across a sign telling us that “an inconvenient truth” was to be shown in building x at time Y” Now what the bloody hell has this piece of agitprop have to do with the event?

    However all was not lost, as a homage to parody, and as a sort of on-the-side attraction, there were a couple of dozen cars from the Malta classic cars club - real gaia-raping gas guzzlers - lovingly restored to full smoke spewing splendour - a joy to the eyes!

    Posted by Deepdiver on 2007 04 29 at 11:20 AM • permalink

  90. “Al Gore was taking us through step by step to show us why the slides were in the order they were and how they build the case. I was trying to keep my concentration going and someone told him that we didn’t have much time left.

    “All of a sudden he just fired up and he wasn’t this smooth politician anymore. His hair, which is usually slicked back, was out of place, he had sweat on his brow, and he was gesticulating wildly.”

    “The drowning polar bears come after the bar graph, dammit! Not before!”

    Also:

    The ambassadors gathered in Sydney in November last year for two days of training with Gore, climate change scientists and public speaking experts.

    “I realised that what we had in common was we were all communicators. We were in industries that could do something about the problem; mining companies, people from the travel industry. There was a sense of purpose, a really interesting energy across the whole weekend,” Worby says.

    So people in the travel industry could tell people to… not travel. Yeah, that’ll work.

    Posted by Dr Alice on 2007 04 29 at 11:23 AM • permalink

  91. I suggest Meg Worby, a commissioning editor at Lonely Planet in Melbourne, concentrate for the moment on preparing for a career change. After all, in the Goreacle’s brave new world, no one will need travel guides since no one will be traveling farther than their peddle power can take them. Maybe she can R&D a new direction for her company: “My Lonely Back Yard” or, for the elites who out of necessity will continue to destroy the planet in order to save it, “My Lonely Private Jet”. 

    Everything’s difficult, isn’t it? In the Democratic presidential candidates’ debate, Sen. Barack Obama was asked what he personally was doing to save the environment, and replied that his family was “working on” changing their light bulbs.
    Is this the new version of the old joke? How many senators does it take to “work on” changing a light bulb? One to propose a bipartisan commission. One to threaten to de-fund the light bulbs. One to demand the impeachment of Bush and Cheney for keeping us all in the dark. One to vote to pull out the first of the light bulbs by fall of this year with a view to getting them all pulled out by the end of 2008.

    So begins today’s Mark Steyn which goes on to express some truly sobering thoughts about the real biggest threat our planet faces today.

    Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 04 29 at 11:28 AM • permalink

  92. I can see JC and crew in one of these.

    Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 04 29 at 11:43 AM • permalink

  93. I think you’re, right, Jack. Any idea who the first three finishers were?

    Posted by ErnieG on 2007 04 29 at 11:52 AM • permalink

  94. As a carpenter, Jesus would drive a 4x4 V-8 pickup truck. As a prophet, he would drive a 15-passenger V-8 van.

    Posted by Some0Seppo on 2007 04 29 at 12:11 PM • permalink

  95. All of a sudden he just fired up and he wasn’t this smooth politician anymore.

    I pictured this scene from the movie, Carrie.

    Back on planet Xenu, L. Ron Hubbard nods approvingly—Meg Worby is now
    an Operating Thetan, Level VII.

    Posted by Copious Maximus on 2007 04 29 at 12:18 PM • permalink

  96. I took German for 4 yrs in HS, and about the only think I remember are the cuss words!  Not particularly helpful in most situations.

    If you just scream them loudly enough, and randomly enough, most Europeans will do most anything, almost at random, to placate you.

    What?  I read a history book.

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 04 29 at 12:41 PM • permalink

  97. Gore sounds like James Thurber’s Get Ready Man - the one who walked around the streets of downtown Columbus, Ohio, crying, “GET READY! THE WOOOOOOORLD IS COMING TO AN END!”

    Dunno. He reminds me more of someone from a bit south of that. Cincinnati’s own Construction Clown.

    Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 04 29 at 01:07 PM • permalink

  98. So then, like, after his speech? He took me back to where he was staying, you know? In a really neat car. And then he was, like, saying how he thought I was really pretty, and, like, his wife wasn’t, and like that, and that he thought I was the one—like, wow!—and

    all of a sudden he just fired up and he wasn’t this smooth politician anymore. His hair, which is usually slicked back, was out of place, he had sweat on his brow, and he was gesticulating wildly. You could feel the energy from the back of the room. It was the moment when I felt I had touched on something real. That was the moment I really felt convinced.

    Posted by m on 2007 04 29 at 02:44 PM • permalink

  99. Good God… These are freaking EST seminars.  Has no Democrat ever let go of a bad idea?

    Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 04 29 at 03:29 PM • permalink

  100. I think Meg Worby just needs a good root, in the Australian sense.

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 04 29 at 04:06 PM • permalink

  101. I wonder if she felt a “burning in the bosom” as well.  If she did, then it must be true….

    Posted by deblucar on 2007 04 29 at 11:59 PM • permalink

  102. Here’s one of Gore’s Climate Army in action.  Pidcock (discussed in earlier thread- scroll down for other comments LOL) is mentioned in the article   above.

    Today, I received a reminder notice for this meeting. I don’t know if numbers are down so, bugger it, here goes with the full ad, if anyone is interested. I won’t be going but the more I hear and see of this crap the more inclined I’ll be to go and challenge the presenter.

    Joint CIBSE/SBSE Meeting Notice Wednesday 2nd May 2007 - Australia’s Inconvenient Truth

    Caroline Pidcock is an architect with genuine interest and experience in sustainable built environments.

    Late in 2006, Caroline was selected as one of 85 Australians to be personally trained by Al Gore to deliver his slide show presentation on climate change.
    The Al Gore slide show brings the reality of climate change into our lives.
    Caroline has been looking at how architects/designers can make the work we do more responsive to finding solutions in such a future. After an edited, slightly Australianised Gore show, we will look at 10 steps we can take to enhance our work practices and outcomes.
    _____________________________________________________________________________
    Location:  CHATSWOOD RSL , Level 1, 1 Thomas Street Chatswood, parking station adjacent, 5 minutes walk from Chatswood Station

    Cost:Members $15.00* Visitors $25.00 incl.GST

    SBSE & CIBSE full time student members -  no charge Time:5.30 for 6.00pm Wednesday 2nd May

    Refreshments Tea & coffee

    The meeting will be followed by drinks and nibbles courtesy of Command

    RSVP: please RSVP by 1st May. Email or print and fax section below

    Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Fax:(02) 9337 2866 ph: (02) 9337 1866

    *Members of CIBSE, SBSE, SFS, ASHRAE, AIRAH, ACEA, EA, RICS, CIOB, AREMA,  RACCA, ARWA, and AMCA are eligible for the lower rate.
    ____________________________________________________________________________
    The following number of people will be attending the 2nd May 07 meeting

    Australia’s Inconvenient Truth

    NAMES______________________________________________________________________

    COMPANY____________________________________________________________________

    CONTACT PH/FAX/EMAIL_______________________________________________________________

    PLEASE PAY AT THE DOOR - CASH OR CHEQUE .   

    EFTPOS/CREDIT CARDS CANNOT BE PROCESSED.

    Note:  Attendance may be credited towards CIBSE & Engineers Australia’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.  NPER and CPEng members are required to undertake a min of 150 hours CPD every three (3) years.

    Posted by Wand on 2007 04 30 at 03:02 AM • permalink

  103. All of a sudden he just fired up and he wasn’t this smooth politician anymore. His hair, which is usually slicked back, was out of place, he had sweat on his brow, and he was gesticulating wildly. You could feel the energy from the back of the room. It was the moment when I felt I had touched on something real. That was the moment I really felt convinced aroused.

    Slowly we advanced towards each other, slowly, then our eyes met in anticipation of the frenzy that was soon to engulf our sensually aroused bodies.

    After what was but a moment, yet an eternity, it came - the joy, the rapture, the ecstacy, the all engulfing embrace of our physical union as our two minds became one and our two bodies convulsed as one as the attendant crowd disappeared into a blur.  We were together at last, united in bliss with Gaia as our judge….  (to be continued)

    Hmmm I’m not sure how good I am at writing this stuff, still it was off the cuff in two minutes flat.  Say maybe that’s what Worby really wanted anyway.  Oops- two minutes off the cuff - then again I may be mixing her up with Sheryl Crow

    Posted by Wand on 2007 04 30 at 03:31 AM • permalink

  104. “All of a sudden he just fired up… “

    Won’t this contribute to global warming?

    Posted by carpefraise on 2007 05 01 at 08:06 AM • permalink

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