Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Gassy Al and Lots of BULL

Did you all catch the Oscars? I didn’t think so. However, my wife likes watching these shows, so I dropped by the family room to see what was going on. Just my luck I caught the “let’s put Al Gore on stage to spout propaganda just in case his flick doesn’t win an award” segment.

Remember back during the Clinton Administration how their fingerprints were all over everything? Well, in Gore’s case, we seem to have to worry about footprints. According to a recent news release, Gore has one heck of a lot of energy use!

In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve
energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.

The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.

Last August alone, Gore burned through 22,619 kWh—guzzling more than twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year. As a result of his energy consumption, Gore’s average monthly electric bill topped $1,359.

Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.

Gore’s extravagant energy use does not stop at his electric bill. Natural gas bills for Gore’s mansion and guest house averaged $1,080 per month last year.
So his energy use is increasing? Ah, yes, we call that the “European model,” right? LOL

Now, I don’t want to make too much light of his weight, but let’s face it, Al, your need for better-fitting suits is just one more waste of energy and resources. If you weren’t jetting around to these fancy U.N receptions, you wouldn’t look like you were about to release a whole lot of “greenhouse gas” yourself!

Yeah, it is just like a cult, this Gaia-worship. Their high priest is not subject to the moral standards he imposes on the rest of the flock. And let one of the watermelon children (green on the outside, red on the inside) away from adult supervision too long, they’ll tell you all about “pollution prevention through population control” or some such dangerous nonsense. Of course, High Priest Gore, with his four children, is exempt.

Well, the good news is that Ellen DeGeneres was so bad (as in put the “dead” in deadpan) that she made Gore look animated. I did like the sound effects chorus and even sang along. Who knew I had such musical talent! LOL