Posted by Steve Markowitz on January 3, 2013
Al Gore is a darling of the Progressive Left, mainly because of his promotion of junk science behind man-made global warming claims. One of the inconvenient truths that the Left ignores about Gore is it is also a wealthy capitalist who owns carbon belching mansions.
Today it was announced that one of Gore’s ventures, Current TV, has been sold to Al Jazeera, a well-known Arab broadcaster. Current TV was initially cofounded by Gore and set up as a Leftist mouthpiece for the “news”. While considered a failure by the number of viewers it attracted, it is reported that Gore could net over $100 million from the deal.
One of the hypocrisies of the Left’s attack on wealthier Americans is that the movement itself is run by wealthy capitalists including Al Gore, Michael Moore and George Soros. This is an indication that the attack is not so much on wealth as it is on those who would dare question the power of big government or Progressives.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on October 8, 2012
It was only four years ago that MSNBCs Leftist commentator, Chris Matthews, so infamously said of Barack Obama: “I have to tell you, you know, it’s part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama’s speech. My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often.”
Well, it seems that Chris’s thrill is gone. The video posted below of Chris Matthews’ rant after the Obama-Romney debate is remarkable, not only in its vitriol for the President’s performance, but also the raw emotion shown by Matthews. It looks like Obama’s pals in the mainstream media are getting ready to throw him under the bus.
In another video posted below, former VP Al Gore, looking a bit plump, came up with a novel excuse for Obama’s poor debate performance, Colorado’s higher altitude. Gore has gone from global warming expert to altitude expert. Oh boy!
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on June 1, 2011
The fact that the world did not come to an end this past weekend as predicted by Pastor Harold Camping gave relief to some. It also caused trepidations for other followers of the good Pastor. As for Jeff Jacoby of The Boston Globe, he wrote a thought-provoking article titled Cooler Heads Contend with Climate Panic that points to similarities between those who follow(ed) Pastor Camping and those who follow the high-priest of man-made global warming, Al Gore.
As Jacoby points out, the Guardian.co.uk has recently proclaimed “Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink“. Not to be outdone, Newsweek proclaimed: “Worldwide, the litany of weather’s extremes has reached biblical proportions. From these and other extreme-weather events, one lesson is sinking in with terrifying certainty. The stable climate of the last 12,000 years is gone.” Yikes; sounds like Pastor Camping isn’t the only one looking for the final days. However, before anyone runs up the credit cards too far, consider that Mr. Gore may also be wrong.
Jacoby then quotes Princeton physicist William Harper who does not believe carbon dioxide (CO2) is the cause of global warming saying: “Carbon is the stuff of life. Our bodies are made of carbon. Yes, atmospheric CO2 is higher today than it was before the industrial age — 390 parts per million now vs. 270 ppm then — but there was a time when CO2 levels were several thousand ppm, much higher than now. And life flourished abundantly.”
The chart below shows the radical shift in worldwide global temperatures that occurred long before the industrial age and man’s influence on the environment. Also the 10 ice ages and their subsequent global warming’s that occurred before the industrial age give at least some reason to pause on Father Gore’s theories. But for true believers, the book is closed and the calamity is on the way.
Progressives have learned from their past incorrect predictions, such as Y2K, Swine Flu, Bird Flu and others that included defined ending dates. With manmade CO2 being blamed for global climate change, they rectified this timing problem with decades of legs remaining. That gives Progressives plenty of time to realign global wealth and restructure the world, their actual motivations.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on November 22, 2010
Al Gore has taken a breather from the limelight and publicity that has made him a multi-millionaire. This is not likely due to the fact that Gore feels he has enough money. The inconvenient truth is that life has taken some negative turns for the high-priest of the religion of manmade global warming.
Gore’s problems are both personal and professional. On the personal side his marriage with Tipper is on the rocks. Then there was the publicity of Al’s overactive libido with the massage therapists garnered. There also has been publicity surrounding Gore’s excessive burning of carbon fuels in his mansions and private jet.
On the professional side, things haven’t gone much better. Global temperatures have stopped rising and the models used to predict the impending disasters from manmade global warming have come under attack. We had Climategate in which some of Gore’s scientific pals got caught fudging data. Finally, the world seems to be tiring of the global warming scare tactics.
Things continue deteriorating for Al. Today, Reuters reported that Gore admitted errors in his decision to back ethanol as an additive for gasoline. While speaking at a green energy business conference in Athens sponsored by Marfin Popular Bank, Gore said:
- “It is not a good policy to have these massive subsidies for (U.S.) first generation ethanol.”
- “First generation ethanol I think was a mistake. The energy conversion ratios are at best very small.”
- “One of the reasons I made that mistake is that I paid particular attention to the farmers in my home state of Tennessee, and I had a certain fondness for the farmers in the state of Iowa because I was about to run for president.”
This is remarkable. Here Gore admits that not only was his decision relating to ethanol wrong, but it was motivated for personal, i.e. to further his desire to become president.
While Gore admitted the error of his ethanol decision, he ignores the damages that his position had on the greater society. Ethanol is made from extracted sugar from corn and requires substantial energy to produce. It is not a viable source of fuel without government subsidies. Last past year total ethanol subsidies in the United States was about $7.7 billion. This subsidy is nothing more than a political and financial giveback to the farming industry. It is in keeping with other government payola relating to the “green” energy industry.
Just as problematic as the government handouts to farmers is the negative impact ethanol has had on feeding the world’s hunger population. Given its corn-based origin, every corncob used for fuel production is one less available for food production. As Reuters reported, ethanol will consume about 41 percent of the U.S. corn crop this year equaling about 15 percent of the global corn grown. This fact has significantly increased food prices worldwide, affecting world hunger rates and undoubtedly increased deaths by starvation.
The negative consequences of Gore and fellow Progressives’ interventions into the energy markets has been catastrophic. It has wasted billions and led to hunger, malnutrition and possibly starvation in the third world. It is time to hold Progrssives accountable for the results of their policies. It’s time for the world to recognize Al Gore as the fraud that he is.
Let’s finish by adding insult to injury. Al Gore likely got paid to admit the errors of his ways at the Athens’ conference.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on July 7, 2010
This Blog appreciates reader input. Some of these interchanges are worthy of being up fronted, like one received today.
A reader took offence to a May 13, 2010 Posting titled: “Global Warming has Benn Good to Al Gore” That Posting referred to a new $9 million second home that Al Gore bought and tied that purchase to the income he has derived from preaching about Manmade Global Warming.
It’s amazing how defensive Progressives get when we mention the profit their mentors are making.
Sunny Guy said:
Right. Al Gore is the only politician that made big bucks over the last 10 years. Yeah right. What are Bush and Cheney worth these days, for instance? And where is your evidence that Al Gore is profiting from the climate crisis? If none, then it’s just a cheap shot of innuendo on your part.
Hi Sunny Guy. Lighten up on the defensiveness relating to Al Gore.
This Blog has nothing against people making money. That’s what capitalism is all about, even if it’s made by selling snake-oil like Gore. But, he didn’t invent that gig anymore than he invented the Internet.
And yes, Gore isn’t the only politician that made money after doing the people’s work. That’s unfortunately typical for many in Washington on both sides of the isle. It seems, however, that when someone on the Right makes financial killing, he or she is look at it with some jaundice. But when a Leftie makes a killing, that is merely good fortune. Sorry, but I do not drink from that Kool-Aid!
So, what you are saying is that since Bush and Cheney profited after leaving office, all others including Gore are exonerated from scrutiny? Boy, you haven’t set your bar very high.
Now as for Gore, he at the very least has been in a conflict position. He has made over $100 million since leaving office, mostly on that Global-warming gig. That must affect what he is willing to preach. Global Warming has sure been a Convenient Truth for Al! Now as for those two huge homes he owns, or the private jest he flies in, their carbon footprint just doesn’t matter to Al. How convenient!
As for cheap innuendo, Al’s getting plenty of that lately, the result of his habit of calling in female masseuses late at night. I know, just another right-wing conspiracy.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 19, 2010
Carl forwarded this Al Gore commencement speech video clip with a few comments, which are also posted below. Gore, the high priest of the New Religion of Manmade Global Warming, is a poster-child of the Progressive movement. Watching Gore helps remind us why there is real change coming. Obama, Gore and associates have indeed started a revolution, but not the one they had in mind. They have awakened in America a spirit that has been missing for a long time, as evidenced in the elections. Change is coming.
Poor carbon credit millionaire globetrotting hypocrite Al Gore has nothing to live for: no hope, no trust in our technology and no understanding of the actual science, perhaps due his total lack of formal scientific training, reliance flawed data and, therefore, his questionable conclusions.
If the future is really so bad for these sweltering graduates (enduring Gore’s depressing litany of doom delivered in his slow, condescending droid-like drone cluttered by an annoying lisping drawl) why didn’t Gore just pass out the poison Koolaid (a la Jim Jones) and put these pitiful graduates out of their collective misery? Then, perhaps, the planet will return to its ideal primitive natural state, devoid of all harmful human life, starting with members of the Tea Party movement and the GOP. History will record this act of ridding the world of Evil Man as the greatest act of selflessness ever attempted, but who will be left to write or study History? the Polar bears?
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 13, 2010
This Blog has expressed skepticism in the past about the reality of manmade global warming. However, that is not the purpose of this posting.
Earlier this year Al Gore purchased a $9 million mansion in the luxurious hills of Montecito, California. Many have probably not heard of this purchase since the story has only been mentioned in the Los Angeles Times and by Fox News. It seems the mainstream media is embarrassed by their lead climate guru spending so much on a house with six fireplaces, five bedrooms, and nine bathrooms all for just Al and the wife. That just might give the green movement a bad name so they have buried the story.
It seems that Gore is also a bit shy on the issue of his wealth. When questioned last year by a Congressman as the House was deliberating on Cap-and-Trade legislation, Gore said:
“Every penny that I have made, I have put right into a non-profit deal, Alliance For Climate Protection, to spread awareness of why we have to take on this challenge. And Congresswomen, if your, if, if you believe that the reason I have been working on this issue for 30 years is because of greed, you do not know me.”
Hmmm ….. , then who paid for this house Mr. Gore?
Let’s see: Gore reported in 2000 that he was worth between $1 million and $2 million. Ten years later he buys a house worth $9,000,000 in the midst of the worst recession during his lifetime. One reality cannot be argued: global warming has been very good to Al Gore.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on March 5, 2010
We have all heard about Al Gore’s book, An Inconvenient Truth, exposing the dangers of man-made global warming that is supposedly caused by man’s use of carbon-based fuels. While Gore has become wealthy promoting his theories, does he really believe them? Well he does not walk the talk.
Pictured below is Gore’s mansion that is reported to include 20 rooms (not including 8 bathrooms) heated by natural gas. Add to this a pool (and a pool house) and a separate guest house all heated by gas, and you have the energy consumption that in one month consumes more than the average American household consumes in a year. It is reported that Gore’s average bill for electricity and natural gas is over $2,400 per month. Keep in mind that this house is not situated in a Northern or Midwestern ‘snow belt’ area, but is located in the South.
The conclusion: either Al Gore doesn’t believe that excess carbon is a problem or that he deserves to pollute more than other Americans. Either one his actions are more typical of a snake oil salesmen than a true believer.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on February 11, 2010
Those of you in the Northeast will undoubtedly see the humor in this.
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Posted by Steve Markowitz on September 27, 2009
I was contacted by a reader requesting more information on the government loan for one Al Gore’s venture firm companies. I decided to post that response here.
As included in my posting a few days ago, https://enduringsense1.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/al-gore-its-all-about-money , there is an unholy alliance between taxpayer money and politicians. The information below will connect the dots more fully in the Al Gore and government loan connection.
Al Gore became a partner in Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), joining them in 2007. See link of article below. I also follow with a link to more information about the government’s loan to Fisker Automotive. Here are the connections and problems, as I see them: Read the rest of this entry »
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