The signs! can’t you see the signs?

Last updated on August 4th, 2017 at 01:17 pm

“The signs are all there,” warns Charleston’s Carol Ryan:

Global warming, or climate change is real. To put it bluntly, global warming could destroy the world in 35 or 40 years by way of water: hurricanes, tsunamis, and another ice age …

The only person who has stood up for the environment and global warming in politics is Al Gore. It is amazing that even after he was declared president and won the popular vote, but strangely lost the election, he still cared about helping the environment and did not give up.

Tell it to the Chilean sea bass, lady.

UPDATE. Instapundit reader Dave Mason: “In Al’s defense, I did not know that the Chilean sea bass was endangered. By this act of selfless consumption, awareness has been raised. I will continue to not eat Chilean sea bass, and Al has once again saved some portion of the planet. Give that man a Nobel prize and some lemon juice.”

UPDATE II. Gore: Ate Bass, Looks Like an Ass. Jennifer L. Jacquet wonders how “someone so in tune to the problem of global warming [can] be so in the dark about Chilean sea bass.”

UPDATE III. The US media has given Saint Al a free pass on this. Leave it to the Daily Telegraph, then. Massive hits arriving from Insty and Drudge.

Posted by Tim B. on 07/17/2007 at 08:40 PM
    1. I don’t know how old this woman is, but she has “old Southern lady with a bee in her bonnet” all over her. It used to be they’d go nuts over “dueling oaks” that were threatened with being dug up for a thruway, or with cockeyed campaigns to give out free Bibles to Negro children. This is just a new gig.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 07 17 at 08:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Surely not by those old things like hurricanes, tsunamis, ice ages! Proper climate change should destroy us with things that haven’t got a name yet.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2007 07 17 at 08:51 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah, and the world has already been destroyed several times over the millennia by all these unfamiliar Climate Change phenomena.

      Oh, wait…

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 17 at 09:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. For years, Al Gore has been made fun of and shunned by Republicans, particularly the Bush administration, for telling the truth.

      Erm, sorry, Carol, but Al Gore has been, and continues to be, made fun of because he’s a self-promoting putz, a serial loser, a sandwich-board wowser to whom obscurity (rather than dishonor, as it is with better men) is a fate worse than death.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 17 at 09:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Global warming will destroy us with another ice age?

      I’m all for a bit of hyperbole, but try and keep a lid on it!

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 07 17 at 09:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh fuck. I’m over GW/CC. It’s like that scene out of ‘the Life of Brian’ where they chant ‘its a sign, its a sign’ after ordinary events. My prediction, changes in bird and other creature behaviour with the warning that animals can sense imminent doom. You wait.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 07 17 at 09:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. Blessed are the heatmakers!

      Posted by Rob Read on 2007 07 17 at 09:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. #6 Nic

      My gawd yes, this whole thing is so very Life of Brian. Chapter and verse.

      If you haven’t had a look at it for a few years, do yourself a favour, but beware, when you compare it with the current goings on, the humour goes right out of it.

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 07 17 at 09:16 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah, you tell her, bloghead. For once you are really on to something. This pathetic “protection” of some stupid fish is just another example of a rampant global nanny state sticking its nose in where it isn’t wanted.

      Posted by Miranda Divide on 2007 07 17 at 09:17 PM • permalink

 

    1. ‘Carol’ reached the peak of popularity in 1940, when it ranked #5 in girls’ names. So I’m guessing this Carol is an OAP pushing 70.

      Baby Name Voyager

      Posted by walterplinge on 2007 07 17 at 09:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh Shit, they let the seagull out.

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 17 at 09:21 PM • permalink

 

    1. 9: This pathetic “protection” of some stupid fish is just another example of a rampant global nanny state sticking its nose in where it isn’t wanted.

      Hey, nobody here is protecting Al Gore. He’s old enough to take care of himself.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 17 at 09:22 PM • permalink

 

    1. #9 – What a coincidence! I was just thinking about you yesterday, Miranda. How are school holidays? Have you caught up with any of your friends, or aren’t you allowed to use myspace?

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 07 17 at 09:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. I had a childhood friend named Carol. She was my age so she was born around ‘63 (1963, smart arses). My father, born in 1928, was named Caryl, an alternate spelling. “Carroll” (as in Carroll O’Connor) is another version. It’s true, though, you don’t see that name much these days.

      I know this is what you waited all day to read!

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 07 17 at 09:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. Gosh, I didn’t even notice Mirander in there. Hey, Mir, you drunk as me?

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 07 17 at 09:26 PM • permalink

 

    1. She was my age so she was born around ‘63 (1963, smart arses)

      There is no, well, very little, hardly any at all, actually, truth to the rumor that Andrea moderated her first blog on a Babbage Calculating Engine or that John Wilkes Booth was banned for flaming…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 17 at 09:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Nobody has thought of climate imbalance.  Watch for it.

      I have an emblem for it already.  A balance scale, with a blindfolded woman Justice, and in one pan a polar bear, and in the other, a lot of fish.  The scale indicates the polar bear is a lot heavier.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2007 07 17 at 09:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. It is amazing that even after he was declared president

      OK, I totally missed when that happened. Along with the section of the Constitution covering “Presidential Declaration”.

      and won the popular vote, but strangely lost the election

      Yes, strange thing, that Electoral College. Nobody’d even heard of it before 2000. Big surprise all around.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 07 17 at 09:39 PM • permalink

 

    1. Pulls the cat out from under the bed, just in case…

      I just saw in an earlier thread Ash is feeling peckish again.  Does anyone know if she’s trying to mix the Chilean Sea Bass with Vegemite?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 17 at 09:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. This pathetic “protection” of some stupid fish is just another example of a rampant global nanny state sticking its nose in where it isn’t wanted.

      A normal person couldn’t have missed that point if they were lobotomized, blindfolded, and spun around on a centrifuge.

      That’s our Miranda!

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 07 17 at 09:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. It is amazing that even after he was declared president and won the popular vote, but strangely lost the election, he still cared about helping the environment and did not give up.

      No, what is amazing is that he held a position of power for eight years and did absolutely nothing about what he proclaims is the great ethical and moral imperative of our time, which should tell you everything you need to know about what he actually believes about the impending tsunami-ice-age crisis.

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2007 07 17 at 09:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. Oh, heck, Miranda, let me help you out-

      It’s not us that wants to kill the little fishies. It’s Al Gore’s kid.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 07 17 at 09:43 PM • permalink

 

    1. It seems that people are just not taking the rise and rise of the Patagonian Toothfish seriously, even thought the signs are there.

      Having subdued the waters off patagoinia for their purposes, they now seek to dominate Chilean waters, using a psuedonym.

      These fish are evil and must be stopped. The signs are there…

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 07 17 at 09:49 PM • permalink

 

    1. #17 rhardin

      Your suggestion concerns me greatly.

      A sheila who, being blindfolded, isn’t watching what’s going on, with scales so she can rob all me gold off me, then when she’s finsihed doing that, will stick that big sword fair up me arse.

      No way mate, try again.

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 07 17 at 09:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Yeah, and Al Gore’s kid has a perfect right to tell the global nanny state to piss off. Fuck those fish, I say. Who cares, anyway? It’s just a dumb animal. Y’know, like a sheep.

      Posted by Miranda Divide on 2007 07 17 at 09:56 PM • permalink

 

    1. It is amazing that even after he was declared president and won the popular vote, but strangely lost the election …

      * sigh *

      He was not declared president.  He was predicted as the winner of the 2000 Presidential election by Dan Rather and the other American network anchors.  As a result, they were soundly discredited and, from that point on, they became more conservative in declaring winners of political elections.

      Would someone please begin editing these journalists writings?

      Posted by wronwright on 2007 07 17 at 09:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. Fuck those fish, I say.

      Miranda is Troy McClure!

      Posted by Crispytoast on 2007 07 17 at 09:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. Folks, am I missing something here?  Is Miranda against the nanny state?  A topic that I know discussed here in a negative fashion in earlier threads.

      Is Miranda…….agreeing with us?!?!?!?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 17 at 10:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. Record snowfalls. Drenching rains. Collapse of Chilean Sea Bass colony. Incorrectly hung toilet paper. Unprecedented Miranda activity. The Warmocacoldalypse is upon us.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 07 17 at 10:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. PS:  Boy, talk about your signs!!!!!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 17 at 10:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. #28: No, RJ. Miranda thinks we’re showing callous disregard toward the Chilean sea bass and is expressing his/her opinion using the sarcastic mode (note the dig at “sheep” at the end of his/her last comment – that’s a reference to us). The Chilean sea bass, of course, is not at all the point of Tim’s post, except to underscore the hypocrisy of lay-environmentalist Al Gore. In other words, Miranda is running along barking at the tail lights on the caboose of the Blair Express – as usual.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 17 at 10:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Global warming … another ice age …”

      This stuff is hilarious!

      The mental instability of the Left knows no bounds.

      Posted by Apparatchik on 2007 07 17 at 10:20 PM • permalink

 

    1. “Bloghead”? “Sheep”? Jeez, Miranda, your routine is staler than Victor Borge’s. Freshen it up a little, babe.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 07 17 at 10:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. Come to the dark side, Miranda! We have cookies! And cake. Devil’s food cake.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 07 17 at 10:28 PM • permalink

 

    1. This is a great post!  Carol’s an absolutely delightful source of fun.  She says:

      To put it bluntly, global warming could destroy the world in 35 or 40 years by way of water: hurricanes, tsunamis, and another ice age …

      And you could get hit by a bus, run over by a mad Muslim, or fall out of bed tonight, Carol, old dear.  I wouldn’t be too worried about the ice age, though, what with all those “ice caps melting all over the world”.

      He is truly a man of the people and a good and courageous person. He believes in truth, justice, respect, equality and doing the right thing, which is very rare.

      And he’s taller than the tallest building, can jump over a locomotive in his bare feet, and catch a bullet in his teeth.  Too bad the Bushitler Thief Machine stole the election from our St. Al!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 07 17 at 10:30 PM • permalink

 

    1. I get it. “Carol Ryan” is one of Agore’s sock puppets.

      Posted by Kyda Sylvester on 2007 07 17 at 10:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Al Gore’s future.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 07 17 at 10:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. #35: And he’s taller than the tallest building, can jump over a locomotive in his bare feet, and catch a bullet in his teeth.

      But little did he know that the VRWC had a life-time supply of Creeptonite!

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 17 at 10:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. Paco, you make me laugh!

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 07 17 at 10:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. #37,  No this is Al Gores future,

      Al Gore in the far distant future

      Posted by joe bagadonuts on 2007 07 17 at 10:50 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ok, since salty fish is on the menu, I over salted my thai curry, how do I neutralize it?

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 07 17 at 11:00 PM • permalink

 

    1. Dear Sheep,

      Just a reminder that this the footy team that Tim Blogfuhrer supports:

      Magpie’s training run
      A GRAND FINAL player getting to the MCG by train? That’s exactly what could happen this year if Collingwood manages to make it to the 2007 season decider, following revelations by Magpie star Shane Wakelin. The burly defender told Fox Sports’ On The Couch program on Monday that, as a way of doing his bit for the environment, six weeks ago, he sold his car and, on every match day since, has been travelling to the city by train from his home in Sandringham. Asked yesterday if his form of match-day transport would extend to the last day in September (should the Pies make it), he replied: “Yeah, I think so. I think it would be a great way to build up the day.” Wakelin’s match-day train attire usually involves his “disguise” of sunglasses and black coat but he said invariably somebody spots him. “A few people have been quite surprised to see me but people are generally quite respectful, they know you’ve got a game to prepare for,” he said. Interesting, too, to learn what those preparations involve — Wakelin said on the 30-minute journey to the city, he usually embroils himself in The Age business section.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 07 17 at 11:01 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ok, I over salted my sheep, how do neutralize it?

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 07 17 at 11:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. Global warming causes earthquakes, which lead to tsunamis? It looks like the cover story for the Halliburton Tsunami Machine is still working.

      Posted by Ernst Blofeld on 2007 07 17 at 11:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. #41,aaron_,

      stir in a grated apple or pear.

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 07 17 at 11:06 PM • permalink

 

    1. #40, joe,

      is that his mouth, or the other end after a night on the CHILLIean Sea Bass?

      Posted by Pogria on 2007 07 17 at 11:07 PM • permalink

 

    1. #41, a peeled raw potato will also work.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 07 17 at 11:10 PM • permalink

 

    1. 40. joe bagadonuts

      Hes going to fly into an intergalactic goatsie???

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 07 17 at 11:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. #42 IT,
      I’m not sure what is all the more shocking:

      a) A Collingwood player/supporter who can actually read and doesn’t spray paint the train as they travel, or,

      b)The fact that he ‘cares’

      Posted by Nic on 2007 07 17 at 11:23 PM • permalink

 

    1. #49

      Sometimes caring just isn’t enough. Sometimes you have to do something pointless as well.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 07 17 at 11:32 PM • permalink

 

    1. Gore would have been declared President if the Old Home Town had voted for him Thank you Tennessee.

      Posted by watty on 2007 07 17 at 11:37 PM • permalink

 

    1. #44

      Exactly.  This drives me insane.  Tectonic plates are pretty resistant to global temperatures, I thought.  It is the volcanos—those damn, pollution spewing, global warming (no…wait…cooling, isn’t it?) volcanos—that we should be worried about.

      Or maybe that’s just Gaia’s way of getting revenge for messing up her house?  She moves the furniture on us?  Maybe that’s why tsunamis are on the list.

      Posted by hella on 2007 07 17 at 11:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. This is serious, people. Al Gore’s daughter’s wedding is altering the balance of Chilean sea bass between Earth and the rest of the universe.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 07 17 at 11:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sheep aren’t dumb, they just treat humans with lofty disdain and go about their business in a quiet and non violent manner.

      It’s not as if they are deaf and can’t hear or they’re stupid and can’t understand, they just aren’t really bothered with the things we are bothered about.

      They grow wool that keeps us warm and provide meat which is yummy.

      Please don’t pick on sheep.

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 07 17 at 11:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. In Al’s defense, I did not know that the Chilean sea bass was endangered.

      They weren’t until Al decided he liked the taste of them.  If Mikey Moore also develops a liking for the poor things, they’re done for.

      Posted by Blue State Sil on 2007 07 18 at 12:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. #55

      How long before sloppy joes and twinkies are declared endangered species?

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 18 at 12:08 AM • permalink

 

    1. Re #31, paco, next time I will not use the invisible sarcasm tags!  ;-P

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 07 18 at 12:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. Global warming, or climate change is real. To put it bluntly, global warming could destroy the world in 35 or 40 years by way of water: hurricanes, tsunamis, and another ice age …

      All this globlewarmcoldening stuff is a tad confusing, I’m glad somebody has a handle on it, besides I’ll probably be dead before the world gets destroyed and will miss it (given Carol’s prediction), but I suppose I could watch a re-run of “The Day After Tomorrow” to sort of get a feel for the whole doomsy thing.

      So does this prediction about the end of the world take precedence over the previous ones?

      Posted by darrinhV2 on 2007 07 18 at 12:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #56

      The wild stocks have almost definitely been extirpated – although there are occasional sightings, the last reliable report of a wild Twinkie is from a mini-mart in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1982, and the sloppy joe hasn’t been observed since the early ‘90s.  Thus far, the producers of domestic stock have been able to breed enough to meet the increasing demand fueled almost entirely by Big Al and Mikey, but the taste and quality of both species has declined precipitiously due to overproduction.  Without proper conservation, we will be deprived of these beautiful junk foods of nature in maybe three years tops.  It’s a shame, really.

      Posted by Blue State Sil on 2007 07 18 at 12:23 AM • permalink

 

    1. #59
      Yeah, I thought they were driven to near-extinction (if not already gone extinct) by the marauding of Al and Mikey.

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 18 at 12:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. While it’s fashionable to blame commercial overhunting for the looming extinction of the North American Twinkie (Spongius Creamfilicus Deliciosum), I would point out that archaelogists have discovered evidence that Indian tribes, far from being responsible stewards of nature, actually hunted the Twinkie by stampeding whole herds of the magnificent snacks off of cliffs.

      The gravest threat to the species comes from the Far East, where powdered Twinkies are believed to be an aphrodisiac.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2007 07 18 at 12:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. #

      Fuck those fish, I say.

      Miranda is Troy McClure!

      Or Kevin Costner in Waterworld…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 18 at 01:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. For those who love a good laugh, a man resembling Tim Flannery addressed the National Press Friars Club today.

      Here’s a pic.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 07 18 at 01:03 AM • permalink

 

    1. since Thai food aims for a balance of sweet, salty, sour and hot, I’d add extra lime or lemon juice and palm sugar or brown sugar to balance the saltiness. Lay off the fish sauce though.

      Posted by Junia on 2007 07 18 at 01:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #63

      The one in the fez, right?

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 18 at 01:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. A good couple seasons of nuclear winter will clear up any global warming problems.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 07 18 at 01:13 AM • permalink

 

    1. How do you spot the Collingwood supporter in a train carriage full of newspaper readers?

      Look for the one holding the business section upside down.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 07 18 at 01:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. mr creosote:

      Look for the one holding the business section upside down.

      You sure he’s not just a contrarian?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 07 18 at 01:43 AM • permalink

 

    1. #68 – Grimmy, a contrarian is someone that thinks that Collingwood are going to make the Grand Final.

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 07 18 at 01:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #69, mr creosote:

      Or someone who believes that global warming’s gonna bring us a doomy type ice age?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 07 18 at 01:47 AM • permalink

 

    1. #68,

      Dont’ dont ever call a Collingwood supporter doing that a contrarian. He/she will assume you called them a c***t on a train.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 07 18 at 01:48 AM • permalink

 

    1. #69, mr creosote:

      Oh, forgot to add, you sure you don’t mean delusional?

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 07 18 at 01:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. #67, 68

      Doing yoga on a train?

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 18 at 01:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. Climate change is a pussy- what you really need to watch out for is Gaiea’s atmospheric taser– those Chinks sure copped it for blowing smoke in her face, moody cow.

      Posted by Habib on 2007 07 18 at 02:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. For years, Al Gore has been made fun of and shunned by Republicans, particularly the Bush administration, for telling the truth.

      Huh? Which truths would these be? Like when he claimed he invented the internet?

      Posted by curious george on 2007 07 18 at 02:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. I think the new glowball warmening induced ice age may be starting in Melbourne. Snow all through the outer suburbs. Some roads closed that have not been closed in history due to warmening snowfalls.

      Posted by curious george on 2007 07 18 at 02:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. #61 Dave S.

      Indian tribes, far from being responsible stewards of nature, actually hunted the Twinkie by stampeding whole herds of the magnificent snacks off of cliffs.

      That’s a filthy myth, put forth by Euro-centric rewriters of history.

      The Indian tribes of which you speak, only culled the weakest and the sickest from the vast Twinkie-Heards, and no doubt improved the species over-all condition.

      As to the current, sorry state of the Twinkie…

      I’m told I should blame Republicans.

      So I will.

      Posted by Thomas on 2007 07 18 at 02:09 AM • permalink

 

    1. #76 – Tim Flannery told me it is because ice cubes have been drifting north from Antarctica casuing localised weather phenomena. Same reason it’s so darn hot in Summer and why people can not merge properly.

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 07 18 at 02:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. I don’t think these ladies are Collingwood supporters, even if they do wear black and white uniforms.

      The Poubelle Twins

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 07 18 at 02:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. #19 Not yet, Richard, but it’s only a matter of time.

      I have three men out on boats trying to catch one for me so I can try it.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2007 07 18 at 02:15 AM • permalink

 

    1. Tim, For fuck sake will you give MR LEFTY a mention,the guy is losing it,he has you on his blog for a third time and you still have not replied,somthing about you calling Moore and Gore fat,his witty return was to call you short..HAH HAH HA sorry but the hi-jinks of catboy is to much.

      Posted by sparrow on 2007 07 18 at 02:38 AM • permalink

 

    1. #79,

      lol, ‘poubelle’ is rubbish bin in French.

      Posted by Nic on 2007 07 18 at 02:39 AM • permalink

 

    1. who “declared” Algore Jr. president?

      Posted by docweasel on 2007 07 18 at 02:40 AM • permalink

 

    1. Okay, so it’s a scandal that he’s upset the chilean sea bass community. I can understand their outrage. But why isn’t it a scandal that his documentary was an inaccurate piece of scaremongering propaganda?

      Posted by daddy dave on 2007 07 18 at 02:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. # 69 Mr Creosote

      I hope for Collingwood to make the Grand Final every year. There is nothing better than to see a Magpie supporter after they come second. 1975 was a truly magic year.

      Posted by Pa Feral on 2007 07 18 at 03:28 AM • permalink

 

    1. #73 – on the train on the way to the ANZAC day game between Essendon and Collingwood.

      Essendon fan: “Do you do yoga?”

      Collingwood fan: “Nah, don’t like that fucking demented milk shit.”

      Essendon: “It’s fermented milk.”

      Collingwood: “I don’t care how much ment it’s got in it – I’m not eating it”.

      Essendon: “Besides, yoga is a forming of stretching, not a cultured byproduct of the bovine food chain”.

      Collingwood: “You want a punch in the head?”

      Posted by mr creosote on 2007 07 18 at 03:32 AM • permalink

 

    1. How long until Al gorges himself sick on humble pie?

      Posted by Infidel Tiger on 2007 07 18 at 03:34 AM • permalink

 

    1. #82 – rubbish bin? That’s a relief. With my limited knowledge of French I thought poo+bell might be a Parisian euphemism for lavatory.

      Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 07 18 at 03:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. he was declared president

      That must be that new part of the US Constitution which empowers network news anchors to choose the Chief Executive.

      and won the popular vote, but strangely lost the election,

      OMFG.

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

 

    1. Maybe he bought some Chilean Sea Bass Offset Credits?

      Posted by Baron on 2007 07 18 at 04:35 AM • permalink

 

    1. Leave Miranda alone.  If she feels morally and intellectually equivalent to a Chilean Sea Bass (or a sheep), then so be it.  I’m not going to argue.

      Posted by murph on 2007 07 18 at 04:37 AM • permalink

 

    1. “The signs are all there,”

      Yes the signs were all there when I watched the warming swindle “debate” on “our” ABC – signs of a very well organised and stage managed character assasination.

      As far as scientific signs go, I found none that would make me change my mind. If anything, I’m more deeply in the skeptic denialist camp than ever.

      Posted by DropDeadUgly on 2007 07 18 at 05:04 AM • permalink

 

    1. more vomit flannery

      gosh, he can’t give back an award from the people of Australia.  Well I for one would never have given it to him in the first place, so don’t go holding me to that!

      Posted by peter m on 2007 07 18 at 05:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Youtube: John Howard Asleep on Climate Change
      From: australianlabor

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 18 at 05:30 AM • permalink

 

    1. Gore eats Chilean bass … and the trawler it came in on …

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 18 at 05:44 AM • permalink

 

    1. #94
      Was in response to the Govt’s:

      Youtube: Malcolm Turnbull Combats Climate Change

      Youtube wars (old meeja, Auntie, Left in the dust!)

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 07 18 at 06:01 AM • permalink

 

    1. #93

      Well, I’m a person of Australia and I didn’t give him an award.

      There are no comments on this article. I wonder why we can’t comment?

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 18 at 06:12 AM • permalink

 

    1. Thanks pogria, rebeccah.  I’ll try the potato, I’m not a fan of sweet meals.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 07 18 at 06:49 AM • permalink

 

    1. #93

      Assuming that came from the flim-flan man at the National Press Club today , I would be interested to know if any journalists asked him any difficult questions – but I doubt it.

      Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 07 18 at 06:59 AM • permalink

 

    1. I see Chilean Sea Bass is AKA Patagonian Toothfish – now I understand the issue, as the later is what we know it as in Australia.  The RAN spends a small fortune chasing toothfish poachers all over the Southern Ocean to bring them to book at gunpoint.

      Posted by walterplinge on 2007 07 18 at 07:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. Full disclosure:  that is a letter to the editor from my hometown paper.  I, of course, am from the vastly superior town of Mattoon, whilst Carol hails from the bedroom community of Charleston, a scant 9 miles to the east.  We are the heartland, here in central Illinois.

      Much more representative of the usual missives is this gem from the same page:

      Bush’s party running (ruining) our country – Iraq war, hurricane Katrina, Adbygrave, pardoning felons, lying, outing CIA agents.  Enough!  Impeach Bush and Cheney – Terrence McGuire, Stewardson

      Comments are allowed for letters, you just have to scroll down some.  The comments are, predictably, even stupider than the original letter, both pro and con.

      I would hang my head in shame, but I am a conservative, so I have no conscience.

      Posted by chunt31854 on 2007 07 18 at 08:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’ve never eaten Chilean Sea Bass™

      Is it tasty? And if so, where can I get some?

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 07 18 at 08:14 AM • permalink

 

    1. I think maybe Al’s getting a bad rap on this. Are we sure he and his clan actually dined on Chilean sea bass? Maybe the Chilean sea bass were guests at the wedding, and were invited to dine with the Gores. Perhaps they were served heaping portions of minnows and flies; I can imagine a sea bass breaking the surface of the water in the aquarium and catching the bouquet. Let’s not rush to judgment.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 18 at 08:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. #103 You might be right Paco. How do we know that bass wasn’t simply sucked in by accident? When running food through your lips at a volume equal to the Hoover Dam spillway during flood season, a few unintended items are bound to pass though. If anyone is to blame, it would be the caterer for seating guests a little too close to the intake duct.

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 07 18 at 08:33 AM • permalink

 

    1. Global warming is real people, and time is very short. At first I didnt care because I thought it would only affect the poor and destitute, or I’d be dead before anything happened, but now I realize it will effect me too. =(

      /southpark on
      We didn’t listen!
      /southpark off

      😉

      Posted by Dash on 2007 07 18 at 08:50 AM • permalink

 

    1. Am I the only one who thinks that every time someone makes an alarmist prediction in the public forum, their name and all available data concerning them, together with their prediction, should be added to a list.

      This list would then be kept over the years and decades, and anyone making further predictions would have their name checked against the list and the veracity of their original claims.

      Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 07 18 at 08:53 AM • permalink

 

    1. #104: That’s entirely possible, Texas Bob. Perhaps someone should check Al’s stools for the next few days to see if any other endangered species were ingested. Carol Ryan probably wouldn’t mind tackling the job; and she’s, you know, in the vicinity already.

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 18 at 08:56 AM • permalink

 

    1. Tim is fairly good at doing this already, eg Flannery + drought but what about a comprehensive list.

      Here we go.

      Carol Ryan, writing for jg-tc online, 17/7/07: “global warming could destroy the world in 35 or 40 years by way of water: hurricanes, tsunamis, and another ice age”

      First entry if you like.

      Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 07 18 at 08:58 AM • permalink

 

    1. #58 “So does this prediction about the end of the world take precedence over the previous ones?” Yes, until the next one.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 07 18 at 09:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. #102 It tastes like fish.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 07 18 at 09:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. Meh, Chilean sea bass isn’t really endangered, according to the U.S. Department Of State:

      “Is Chilean sea bass an endangered species?
      No. But large, unreported catches from
      illegal fishing of this valuable fish has made
      effective management difficult. In 2000,
      more than 16,000 tons of Chilean sea bass
      were legally harvested in the Antarctic
      management area. Estimates vary, but there
      may be up to twice that amount taken
      illegally. Some Chilean sea bass fisheries are
      managed in a responsible manner, but there
      are some areas where the species has been
      and continues to be overfished.”

      Of course, with Al’s appetite we may want to keep on eye on things.

      Posted by the wolf on 2007 07 18 at 09:06 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’m due to leave the planet in precisely 35 to 40 years, so have at it, people! Burn that oil and coal! Roast those sea basses! Mmm mmmm!

      Posted by SoberHT on 2007 07 18 at 09:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. #110 Well, I’m sold.
      Where’s the nearest Jose’s Chilean Sea Bass and Margarita Shack?
      Wednesday is the Gore-met 4-for-1 Special Night!

      Posted by Texas Bob on 2007 07 18 at 09:25 AM • permalink

 

    1. Where’s the nearest Jose’s Chilean Sea Bass and Margarita Shack?

      Wait until Jimmy Buffet does the song: Raping the Earth, In Margaritaville…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 18 at 10:05 AM • permalink

 

    1. In Al’s defense, I did not know that the Chilean sea bass was endangered.

      Which brings to mind another great quote:

      As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

      Posted by ErnieG on 2007 07 18 at 10:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. “Maybe he bought some Chilean Sea Bass Offset Credits?”

      Yes, perhaps he has invested strongly in research into Chilean Seabass fish farms.  The fish he may grow in the future will surely make up for the ones he eats now.

      Posted by aaron_ on 2007 07 18 at 10:29 AM • permalink

 

    1. Will the fat palooka eat shark’s fin soup when he comes to Hong Kong? Or just go for the Black Bear bile and tiger paws?

      Whatever, I bet he has a good feed of mainland hooker when he’s here; not that they’re endangered or anything…

      Posted by Hanyu on 2007 07 18 at 10:45 AM • permalink

 

    1. Okay, who’s gone crazy with those italics? They don’t grow on trees, you know!

      Posted by Hanyu on 2007 07 18 at 10:46 AM • permalink

 

    1. Italics fixed.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2007 07 18 at 12:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. ‘“The signs are all there,” warns Charleston’s Carol Ryan:’

      There ought to be one in front of your house saying:  “Warning! Dip ahead.”

      Posted by Dave Surls on 2007 07 18 at 12:53 PM • permalink

 

    1. Chilean Sea Bass is about the best eating there is and at $25 to $30 per pound, it ought to be.

      Posted by quasimodo on 2007 07 18 at 02:35 PM • permalink

 

    1. OK, today is the coldest morning in Brisbane so they reckon.

      Just heard it is minus 3.9 at Amberley.

      So it’s about 2 degrees colder where I am.

      I don’t want to go outside, but I must go to work.

      Posted by kae on 2007 07 18 at 03:29 PM • permalink

 

    1. Sign Sign everywhere a sign
      Blocking out the scenery breaking my mind
      Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?

      Damn Hippies. Bitching about the signs one day then screaming at us about not paying attention to the signs the next.

      Damn Hippies. No bathing for a cleaner tomorrow.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2007 07 18 at 06:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. damn.  Can’t believe I got away with it.  Is Andrea feeling okay?

      Uhhh…. did I type that out loud?

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2007 07 18 at 08:19 PM • permalink

 

    1. #124 Richard: she’s just . . . waiting . . .

      Posted by paco on 2007 07 18 at 10:04 PM • permalink

 

    1. …and sharpening her spear.

      Be afraid.  Be very afraid.

      Elizabeth
      Imperial Keeper

      Posted by Elizabeth Imperial Keeper on 2007 07 19 at 10:07 AM • permalink

 

    1. and another ice age …

      Help me now but warming is going to create an ice age?

      Posted by Bandit on 2007 07 19 at 10:21 AM • permalink

 

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