Posts Tagged ‘al gore’

Has anyone seen Al Gore this winter?

Posted: February 2, 2011 by datechguy in internet/free speech
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No sign of him anywhere in the mainstream media.

I think after the summer thaw we will find him under some snowbank.

Speaking of things that you aren’t seeing in the mainstream media

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been taking the University of Virginia to court to get information on a climate change researcher who once worked at the school.

Now several members of the State Assembly say they’ve had enough and have introduced legislation to rein in Cuccinelli’s investigation.

Cuccinelli, a global warming skeptic, is looking into whether UVA professor Michael Mann manipulated data to show that there has been a rapid, recent rise in the Earth’s temperature.

Nor have you seen this:

Dr Benny Peiser and Dr David Whitehouse, of the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF), have written to John Hirst, chief executive of the beleaguered Met Office, asking for an explanation of a press release issued by his organisation on January 20 and headed “2010 – a near record year”. This won headlines by claiming that last year was hotter than any other in the past decade.

When the two men examined the original data from which this claim was derived – compiled by the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and the Met Office’s Hadley Centre – it clearly showed 2010 as having been cooler than 2005 (and 1998) and equal to 2003. It emerged that, for the purposes of the press release, the data had been significantly adjusted.

Pay no attention to the people behind the curtain.

Or This:

TWO inquiries into claims that scientists manipulated data about global warming were yesterday condemned by MPs as ineffective and too secretive.

Nah nothing to see here.

…one about the past and one about the present.

Nasty Thought #1: All this draft nonsense:

Do you get the feeling that MSNBC and the left are pushing and talking draft right now because they are afraid of Gen Petraeus? Not afraid of him politically but afraid of him as a general. I have the horrible and uncharitable feeling that they are afraid he will actually win this war.

Success in the war would mean a more powerful US. One more likely to act rather than talk. The concept of the US military as a force never to be used is even more sacred to the left than the first black president. They aren’t in a position to attack Petraeus so the only way to counter him is to get the country talking draft. With a high unemployment rate and college so expensive it is a tempting solution to several social/economic problems but it would scare the britches off of many in the ME generation.

The left has never lost their love of 60’s radicalism, it was their greatest moment, it is their dream to bring it back in living color.

Such an appraisal is not very fair to most of the left and is as I said a nasty thought, but right now it is stuck in my head and won’t come out.

Nasty Thought #2 Al Gore

For years I’ve wondered why Al Gore didn’t assert himself during the Clinton Impeachment stuff. It would have been up to Gore to talk to the president and say it was time for him to go. If he had conventional wisdom says he would have easily won election in 2000 and maybe even in 2004. Not only did he not assert himself but he after the impeachment vote made that ludicrous speech calling Mr. Bill “One of our greatest presidents” (talk about grading on a curve)! In my mind the question has always been: Why did he play along?

I have the nasty feeling that question has now been answered. Does anyone believe for one moment that if the Clintons knew Gore had some ahem “interesting diversions” they wouldn’t have held that over him? Al understood that people judge a Rogue differently than a “strait arrow”. It’s the expectations game. People were not surprised that Clinton was messing around and judged him accordingly, but Gore? He would be judged by his strait arrow image.

Again this is a nasty thought and assumes Gore’s guilt but I can’t get it out of my head.

Are these thoughts a sign I am becoming paranoid or am I just becoming more street savvy? What do you think?

Hillbuzz gets it and so will Gore

Posted: July 2, 2010 by datechguy in media, opinion/news
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My wife although sharing many political opinions with me gets weary of it very quickly. While I go to Instapundit, and Hotair and The Other McCain in the morning she goes to People online.

That’s why this post linked by Glenn at Hillbuzz is so wise:

This EW blurb means, in our opinion, that Gore’s fall is going to actually be covered in the national Media. They’ll have to, because so many people read EW, People, and those other sites that if the Media doesn’t actually cover this story, people will wonder why they’re deliberately ignoring it. Unlike 90% of everything else that goes on in politics, which regular non-politically-interested Americans ignore, if they see Gore talked about on EW’s site, but not on MSNBC, CNN, and in the New York Times and other places, they will start asking questions.

Wow.

This story really and truly could bring both Gore and his cult of Anthropogenic Global Warming crashing down.

Instead of people’s eyes glassing over when I mention this they will know what I’m talking about, its actually the same dynamic that has made the attacks on the Tea Party movement so ineffectual.

Will it make one of the tabloid TV shows? If it does it’s all over.

This makes two stories in a row…

Posted: June 24, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news
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…the first being the news on the budget, that I took with a grain of salt because of the source. Now the Al Gore Sex scandal is all over Memeorandum and Stacy McCain’s joke story is not a joke any more.

The real story here, isn’t the fact that the case was closed (the Washington Post’s line). The story here is that the news of the case was apparently suppressed for 3 years during a time when the Vice President was as prominent as he had ever been.

Let’s pretend the person in the report was named, “McCain”, or “Bush” or “Palin” would the story have been reported? In fact we don’t have to pretend.

Two cause and effects for this:

#1 It might be time to decide to take the National Enquirer seriously as a news source, particularly since the rest of the media isn’t interested. One story (Edwards) might be lucky, two stories add up to news.

#2 Falahime who blogs at POWIP who is a masseuse will be putting up the following sign:

“We reserve the right to refuse business to anyone. Especially Al Gore.”

The money line of the story BTW

Of course, the real story isn’t about masseuse vs. massage therapist, but about this: “The FBI, Secret Service and Oregon State Police all declined Portland Police request to investigate the assault claim against Gore, according to the police report.”

How about that!