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George W. Bush is greener than Al Gore, whose grotesque energy consumption is caused by his global warming alarmism:
Asked to explain how the Gores use the amount of electricity they do, [Gore alibi generator Kalee] Kreider said they have a large family and often host guests. Both Al and Tipper Gore also have home offices. And she noted that much of Al Gore’s time is spent trying to bring about awareness to the problem of global warming, which as a byproduct uses carbon-emitting power.
Thus leading to Gore’s impressive carbon footprint:
(Via Jim K. and J.F. Beck)
- Don’t you just love it? “Shut up and be grateful that he is trying to save you, filthy peasant! Don’t you know his work is important? Don’t you know HIS family is busy and has people over? You expect The Goracle to worry about how much energy HE uses while trying to save the world?”Posted by Firehand on 2007 02 28 at 11:54 AM • permalink
- Nope, it would be wrong to wish that that elephant was really there, and walking towards al-Goregon. Tempting, but wrong. Some on the Left were disappointed that the suicide bomber missed Cheney yesterday, and urged Al Qaeda to try again. Not going to sink to that level, despite how deliciously tempting it is.
- There’s a perfectly good explanation.Posted by Jim Treacher on 2007 02 28 at 12:07 PM • permalink
- I was sick and needed the thermostat turned way up! The dog ate my insulation!Posted by Paul Zrimsek on 2007 02 28 at 12:13 PM • permalink
- Big feet but little toes. You know what that means.Posted by wronwright on 2007 02 28 at 12:16 PM • permalink
- When I think of Al Gore and the mindless Goebbels Warningistas, I can’t help but be reminded of Oscar Wilde’s Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband:
Lord Goring: You see, Phipps, Fashion is what one wears oneself. What is unfashionable is what other people wear.
Phipps: Yes, my lord.
Lord Goring: Just as vulgarity is simply the conduct of other people.
Phipps: Yes, my lord.
Lord Goring: Other people are quite dreadful. The only possible society is oneself.
Phipps: Yes, my lord.
Lord Goring: To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance, Phipps.
Phipps: Yes, my lord.
It’s plain old snobbery. It’s about broadcasting one’s own smug sense of superiority. The only problem is that they completely abase themselves in the process. Case in point: that stupid bint gracing the front page of The Oz a few weeks back, boasting about how she purchases carbon credits to offset her farts. FFS!
- There were five kids in my family. We may not have had guests often, but we’d occasionally host a reunion of my mother’s family. There’d easily be 50-60 people there.
We didn’t use nearly as much power as Gore.Posted by Rob Crawford on 2007 02 28 at 12:32 PM • permalink
- There’s no getting around it…Al Gore is an asshole.Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 02 28 at 12:51 PM • permalink
Asked to explain how the Gores use the amount of electricity they do, [Gore alibi generator Kalee] Kreider said they have a large family and often host guests.
Because the rest of us are single loners. Check.
Both Al and Tipper Gore also have home offices.
Running computers, fax machines, scanners, and roll-to-roll industrial printing presses eighteen hours a day. Check.
And she noted that much of Al Gore’s time is spent trying to bring about awareness to the problem of global warming, which as a byproduct uses carbon-emitting power.
Because the rest of just profligately burn energy for recreational purposes, not doing anything in our lives or our jobs that contributes positively to the general welfare of the world. Check.
That is not at all a condescending, feeble attempt at an excuse. Really.
Now I’m going to write a letter of concern to my local paper about the global climate crisis, thus helping raise awareness of the problem, so that I may barbeque a harp seal.
- I have some annoying leftoid friends who preach to everyone about enviromatters, particularly global warming. They are never home on the weekend, either they have driven for a weekend away or they are flying somewhere. The flights are always on the public tit, as well. They, of course, see no contradiction. They are satisfied.Posted by boxofmatches on 2007 02 28 at 01:21 PM • permalink
- A big hello to Tim and all the punters on his great site from sunny Malta.
I’m a long time lurker who has been waiting pretty desperately for registration to open – Oh happy day!
I and a couple of chums run an anti-idiotarian blog from Malta. Now I don’t know what Maltese migrants to Australia are like, but our site is home to three malts who would certainly qualify as RWDB’s
You’re welcome to pop over and say hello.
- That picture is hilarious for a lot of reasons….but most of all because the Republican party symbol is an elephant.
Take THAT, Gorezilla!!!!Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 02 28 at 02:22 PM • permalink
Kalee Kreider, Gore’s spokeswoman, doesn’t dispute the numbers the report is based on but says the numbers need a little context.
Context? I’ll give you context. AlGore is just one more self-important, self-absorbed, elitist liberal (forgive the redundancy) who stands high atop Mount DoasIsaynotasIdo and issues edicts to the little people (we of no consequence). There’s your context.
Looking beyond the monthly bills, Kreider said, “I think you’d see, obviously, a pretty clear pattern here of trying to devote a substantial amount of time to his effort of trying to solve this problem” of global warming.
As well he should since, it seems, he’s responsible for much of it. One small carbon footprint for Man, one giant carbon hoof print for Agore. (apologies to Neil Armstrong)
That one was easy, Treacher (#5). Everything that’s ever happened, is happening now and will happen in the future is Bush’s fault.Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 02 28 at 03:34 PM • permalink
- Why did the elephant return to his Tennessee mansion? He forgot his carbon credits in his other trunk.Posted by andycanuck on 2007 02 28 at 04:26 PM • permalink
- It is good to see Gore coping it for his blatant hyprocrisy.
I have no problem with people getting passionate about the environment or any other such issues. However I am a strong believer in leading by example.
People like Gore have no excuse really for minimising their consumption, he is wealthy enough to lead the way to show the rest of us just how easy it is, or what can be done and if it is not that simple then what does that say? What does that mean for people who are not as well off as he is? Maybe that is why he doesn’t bother.
Oh and if he has not been tallying up his carbon footprint by all that jetting around he has been doing then that is another point against him. No doubt he will start making a big song and dance now about how he is going all out to minimise his emissions but frankly that is too late since that activity will be mainly due to the “naming and shaming” he has copped.
- This is Gore’s bedroom.
You should see the entertainment room.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 02 28 at 05:00 PM • permalink
- Ya know, if Al Gore, being the authority he is on the matter, had moved into the Unabomber’s old cabin – and was making movies about what a misunderstood guy ol’ Ted was – I might get alarmed about AGW.
Instead, I have a sneaking sensation that this is, in fact, about power (or power stored in the form of money).
‘Course, the problem with being a cynic is that gnawing fear that I’ve not been nearly pessimistic enough. If anyone needs me, I’ll be in the back airing out the parka, greasing the runners on the dog sled, and preparing for the next ice age. I wonder if that shotgun I bought in the aftermath of Katrina works on mammoth…
- Here’s a story, linked by Instapundit, that reveals the Goracle buys his carbon indulgences from himself, that is from an investment firm he founded.
So the more he talks up global warming the more his company stands to make in fees for investing other people’s money. Nevemind the increase in the stock prices of the green companies every eco-nut must have in their portfolio so they can brag about their socially responsible investing. How about that for nuance?
- Get this: Al Gore’s recommended “carbon impact” calculator isn’t actually big enough to calculate Al Gore’s carbon impact.Posted by Walsingham on 2007 02 28 at 05:14 PM • permalink
- #33 Great link Wals
Maybe this one can do the job.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 02 28 at 05:28 PM • permalink
An AlGoreful* (AGfl) is the amount of energy consumed by one Al Gore in a year and is equal to 221,000 kWh. Being such a big unit of energy, it’s usually expressed in milliAlGorefuls (mAGfl) and microAlGorefuls (μAGfl). For example, 50 mAGfl is just about the average US household yearly energy consumption. Similarly, the average American household consumes about 4.2 mAGfl per month, 139 μAGfl per day and 5.8 μAGfl per hour.
* This research was carried out under the sponsorship of PACO Industries and therefore Paco Industries is the legal owner of all definitions given herein. Unless, that is, Rebeccah has already stolen the copyrights as she did in another situation related to GlobAL GOREarming.Posted by ElectronPower on 2007 02 28 at 05:59 PM • permalink
“if carbon pollution doesn’t cause global warming, it is pollution that makes the air we breathe dirty and fouls the land and the water”.
Global warming is perfect for environmentalists. They can argue that Earth needs to go back to the times before the Industrial Revolution or the polar ice will melt and we’ll all drown. That is if the storms don’t get us first.
Truth be told, they probably don’t care if it’s all crap. They want the West to shed its factories and all machinery and technology and sit down on the grass besides Walden Pond.
I say they can eat shit.Posted by wronwright on 2007 02 28 at 06:01 PM • permalink
- “…much of Al Gore’s time is spent trying to bring about awareness to the problem of global warming, which as a byproduct uses carbon-emitting power.”
Which essentially come down to this:
I must destroy the Earth in order to save it!Posted by Pat in Colorado on 2007 02 28 at 07:13 PM • permalink
- The local Greens spokes-ape was on the radio this morning saying that because Gore does so much good work for the planet, he should be excused his energy consumption.
If it was me, you could bet they wouldn’t be excusing it. I’d be doing it because I like consumption, consumer durables and comfort. Not because I’m saving the world.Posted by el pedanto on 2007 02 28 at 07:30 PM • permalink
- The carbon emissions from an elephant that size would truly be awesome.
The greenies don’t want you to know that animals also contribute significantly to global warming. Perhaps poaching could be a form of carbon offset.
(PS: sorry if you get a user registration page from that link. Didn’t happen the first time I linked to the article, so hopefully you’ll get through).
6 cats = running 1 aircon for a year
1 elk = 1 SUV/year
1 dolphin = overseas return plane trip
2 pigeons = permission to leave the lights on.
- I’m reminded of the irony of this:
The Stonecutters are a 1500 year old secret organisation “who, since ancient times, have split the rocks of ignorance that obscure the light of knowledge and truth”
Who controls the British crown?
Who keeps the metric system down?
We do! We do!
Who leaves Atlantis off the maps?
Who keeps the martians under wraps?
We do! We do!
Who holds back the electric car?
Who makes Steve Guttenberg a star?
We do! We do!
Who robs the cave fish of their sight?
Who rigs every Oscars night?
We do! We do!
- The elephant is Gore’s actual carbon footprint pre carbon offset purchase.
After the offset, his carbon footprint would be the same elephant wearing a tutoo.
Wish I had photoshop.Posted by papertiger on 2007 02 28 at 07:55 PM • permalink
- By the way I heard a fellow on Rush today who said when the atmosphere heats up, it expands. The expansion creates more surface area to radiate the heat into space.
Sounds right to me. What do you think?Posted by papertiger on 2007 02 28 at 08:00 PM • permalink
- From American thinker:-
This year’s Oscar goodie bag contained gift certificates representing 100,000 pounds of greenhouse gas reductions from TerraPass, which describes itself as a “carbon offset retailer.” The 100,000 pounds “are enough to balance out an average year in the life of an Academy Award presenter,” a press release from TerraPass asserts.
“For example, 100,000 pounds is the total amount of carbon dioxide created by 20,000 miles of driving, 40,000 miles on commercial airlines, 20 hours in a private jet and a large house in Los Angeles. The greenhouse gas reductions will be accomplished through TerraPass’ program of verified wind energy, cow power [collecting methane from manure] and efficiency projects.”
Voila, guilt-free consumption! It reminds us of the era when rich Catholics paid the church for “dispensations” that would shorten their terms in Purgatory.”
- ABC yoof rayjo had Algore shill and Planet Ark founder John Dee on this morning, giving his a 10 minute free ad for sales and rental of Al’s movie, and its associated campaign to flog “green” products. So much for crasss commercialism being an anathema to the public broadcaster- they’re also pushing the polemic onto impressionable schoolage eejits by slinging free copies to nominated
marxist indoctinatorsteachers, but only if they force the kiddiwinks to sit through the turgid tripe (come to think of it, this may have the opposite effect- any boring bollocks I had to sit through at school made me instantly agin’ whatever barrow it was pushing, particularly if school “management” thought it a worthy thing; yoof rebellion tends to be like that).
The only thing that came close to a question on the blind acceptance of the whole thing by the resident dribbling hippy fucktards who infest the breakfast show was “what about the carbon footprint” of the leaflet and DVD campaign, to which Dee assured the adoring airheads that it had all been offset, and what’s more there was No Government Funding!!! involved (except for the 10 minutes of air-time, with no doubt more to come).
Why, generous companies were stumping up the dosh! No mention of who these mysterious benefactors were though, and no question raised as to whether they had a pecuniary interest, either directly in DVD/book sales, or downstream in flogging horrible low light curly bulbs, solar panels or carbon credit three card monte.
This is getting dumber by the nanosecond- can we exponentially increase the research budget of NASA? This planet’s got too many idiots, time to move I feel.
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- Habib, it might be cheaper and faster to consider this option.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 02 28 at 08:49 PM • permalink
- #56- Bloody hell, old Cyril had his finger on the pulse, unlike so many other soothsayers. Took over fifty years to come to fruition though; I also heard (I think) Dee say that Kaylee was originally from Australia, having worked her way through moonbattery from being local Greenpeace hag/harpy up to being chief apologist and bullshit artist for Climate Boy- who says there’s no career path for marxist mongs and/or mingers?
Australia certainly seems to fight above its weight in producing fearmongering flapdoodles, fascism apologist fuckheads and anti-nuke arseclowns.
- #57 – Wouldn’t surprise to find out that there is an Australian Institute of Moonbattery, with development officers scouting the schools, unis and mental wards for likely types.Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 02 28 at 09:08 PM • permalink
- #58 Here are some of the institutes you speak of.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 02 28 at 09:33 PM • permalink
- TerraPass is yet another capitalist success story. Good ol’ free enterprise has stepped into the breach.
I would suggest that there are several self-confessed entrepreneurial types on this blog, namely a certain ex-aluminium siding salesman-cum-drug detective from Brisbane and a certain ex-hawker of timeshares and quokka-skin handbags from Perth, who are ragingly jealous they did not think of this scam first.
- For the right price, I am willing to let my lawn grow very long indeed.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 02 28 at 09:48 PM • permalink
- who are ragingly jealous they did not think of this scam first.
Positively incandescent with rage. Which just costs me more in carbon credits.
A friend of mine has just bought himself a giant carbon credit. He’s expecting to get ironed shirts and sex out of it for the rest of his life.Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 02 28 at 09:52 PM • permalink
- #66 – I believe they made a movie about it called Blood Diamond.Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 02 28 at 10:01 PM • permalink
Expecting to get sex? He needs to speak to a married person.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 02 28 at 10:15 PM • permalink
- #69 – I think he’s pushing poo uphill expecting ironed shirts.Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 02 28 at 10:19 PM • permalink
- #37- I thought it was something nasty that popped out of the heffalump’s bot myself.
Speaking of which, it just occured to me just how much this whole climate presto chango is like this Sam Gross cartoon.
- BTW, if you’re in need on an emetic, the “current affairs show” on the yoof network has Tim Flummery on this ‘arvo (1730 AEST), no doubt being subjected to some intellectual rigour, and not shamelessly hoovered as the oracle and saviour of Gaiea. Link here for the podcast. Keep a bucket handy.
- Gore’s rich and can do whatever he wants.
Why can’t you conservatives understand that?Posted by Rittenhouse on 2007 02 28 at 11:55 PM • permalink
- I was only joking the other day about carbon credits in the Oscar trick-or-treat bags. Dang, maybe I should post something about having some rich coot suddenly hand me a million bucks.
Only 100,000 pounds of greenhouse gas credits, though? That isn’t enough to offset the noxious emissions given off by the average self-important pompous asshat celebrity in a ten-minute public appearance. Alec Baldwin alone would need at least five times that amount.Posted by Blue State Sil on 2007 03 01 at 12:59 AM • permalink
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- #49 Rush wouldn’t let the guy finish his point. The reason Rush doesn’t have interviews (much) is that he’s actually, in some ways, really stupid. In other ways, really smart. It’s hard to put together.
The point seemed to be some variant of Le Chatelier’s principle, that the climate is self-stabilizing, and kept cool by rain patterns that increase when it would otherwise warm up, and nobody models that feedback which is actually dominant. Stabilization by rain patterns accounts for about 100 degrees F of cooling today aleady, so the way it changes is rather important, and not modelled.
Instead, models tend to drift (without it) to too hot or too cold, and only recently have they succeeded in getting models to balance on a knife’s edge sort of matching temperatures in the real world today – but balancing on a knife’s edge is not the actual dynamics of the atmosphere and so the models are, in spite of all the love and work spent on them, worthless in fact.
Rush wanted to go off into belief in God and Creation to refute global alarmism instead, because he couldn’t follow it.
Rush’s success is because he has a sense of humor and pokes fun at himself (the bigger-than-life persona is self-mocking but infuriates the left anyway), but he becomes unlistenable when he goes off on a moral kick deploring this or that. Then he’s no longer self-mocking and the entertainment goes to zero.
- #62- Incandescent doesn’t cover it, these pros have even covered that angle.
The only possible way to recover our losses is to rip off Honda, and convince all the Habibs and Hoons who buy our vehicles, which are as Gaiea friendly as a Vogon Destructor Fleet, that a paintjob makes them carbon neutral, and also invisible to all forms of radar.
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