al gore, my favorite america-hating idiot nazi opportunist

The corporate (Republican) response to Al Gore’s new movie on global warming is both pathetic and hilarious. When they’re not distorting the science to support their incredibly stupid claims, they’re comparing Gore to a Nazi propagandist. They’re even going so far as to run paid ads that would have you think that Gore is opposed to human exhalation.

Meanwhile, in the real world, it’s being reported that our estimates concerning global warming could be as much as 78% too low. Fortunately, even though he says proudly that he won’t be seeing the Gore’s film, Bush, in a roundabout way, admitted that global warming is real this week. It’s apparently gotten so bad that even he can’t keep denying it… Here, in evidence of that, is a clip from ABC news on the prospect of category 6 hurricanes and how the phenomenon may be further evidence of global warming (as if the melting of the glaciers weren’t enough):

“There is no official Category 6 for hurricanes, but scientists say they’re pondering whether there should be as evidence mounts that hurricanes around the world have sharply worsened over the past 30 years — and all but a handful of hurricane experts now agree this worsening bears the fingerprints of man-made global warming.”

I know I already linked to them above, but, if you haven’t already seen the television ads being run by the conservative-backed Competitive Enterprise Institute, you really need to check them out. Here’s how one ad ends: “Carbon dioxide. They call it pollution. We call it life.

And, not to be outdone, Fox News suggests that, with this film, Al Gore could “destroy the economy.”

On the pro-Gore side, there’san American Prospect article that looks pretty good. (I’m only a few paragraphs into it, but it seems to be pro-Gore.) And then there’s this from the Daily Howller:

STILL CRAZY: Al Gore was right about global warming–way back in the 1980s. He was also right on internal combustion. And oh yes, he was right on Iraq, in a prophetic speech in September 02–a speech Joe Klein praised at the time. In a rational world, this would make Gore a reigning star–but we live in the world of a millionaire press corps, and we suffer, every day, from its judgments. On Friday morning, Michael Kinsley heaped torrents of praise on McCain, who was wrong. But how does the pundit corps treat Gore, the man was actually right on Iraq? On this weekend’s Chris Matthews Show, one empty scribe turned to another (Joe Klein), who then said what they’ve said all along:

KLEIN (5/21/06): You know, there’s a big question here. If you read Al Gore’s speech just before the war in Iraq where he came out against it, it’s a brilliant speech. If you saw Al Gore delivering it, he looked like a madman.

Al Gore can be right as much as he likes–but in these strange regions, he’s always a madman. Moments earlier, Matthews had started the hunt. He teed up the vacuous Kathleen Parker by quoting one of her columns:

MATTHEWS: Kathleen, you wrote a column recently–I like the phraseology–you said Al Gore is “one slice short of a loaf.” (Group laughter) I mean, that’s like they say up in Massachusetts, they say things like, “He’s got a few shingles missing from the roof.” What’s your point? Is he a little nutty, are you saying?

So, you got all that? Gore is an idiot Nazi who wants to destroy the American economy. Oh, yeah, he also wants people to stop exhaling carbon dioxide… You can tell how serious a threat the right thinks he is by the amount of shit that they’re throwing at him. It’s absolutely amazing… The thing that pisses me off though isn’t that the right plays dirty, I’ve come to expect that, but that they’ve put short-term corporate profits above the long-term prospects of our nation. I mean, I can accept that they’re selfish, and short-sighted, but not dealing with global warming is just suicide. (Global warming should not be a political issue.)

I don’t want to keep going on about how much I respect Gore, but you have to admit that, in modern politics, it isn’t so often that you see a person step forward and ask his/her fellow Americans to think not just about the immediate future, but where we’re headed, and what kind of world we’re leaving to our children… So, yeah, as of right now, I’m supporting Gore in ’08.

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15 Comments

  1. chris
    Posted May 25, 2006 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Can you imagine sending your children to school w/ their children?

  2. mark
    Posted May 25, 2006 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    What makes you ask that?

  3. mark
    Posted May 25, 2006 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    And, as long as we

  4. mark
    Posted May 26, 2006 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    More BS on global warming from the right.

  5. trusty getto
    Posted May 26, 2006 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    I didn’t think Gore had enough passion to be a Nazi. In all those ancient black and white films, the Nazis always seem to be shouting something passionately. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Gore shout anything passionately.

  6. egpenet
    Posted May 26, 2006 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Yes, Cousin Al was right in the 80’s about Global Warming. Uncle Jimmy Carter was right in the 70’s about gasoline and cars. Brother John Kennedy was right in the 60’s about most things, except Vietnam and Cuba. General Ike was right in the 50’s about the threat of the Military-Industrial complex. And on. We can cite a “right-on” hero or heroine … like Rachel Carson … in her generation, too. The bottom line is that FEMA will have its way along the Gulf Coast and Biloxi will have not three or four, but nearly one dozen, new casinos up and running in the near future. The New Urbanists really blew it.
    And “The Lord” will blow’em all away … again.

  7. Tony Buttons Esq.
    Posted May 26, 2006 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Aren’t his daughters kind of hot (in a ‘hot librarian’ kind of way)? And didn’t one write for Futurama?

  8. mark
    Posted May 27, 2006 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Now the controversy seems to be over where Gore spent the summer when he was 15 years old. Makes perfect sense, doesn

  9. Phil
    Posted December 15, 2007 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    I think South Park portrays Al Gore very well; paranoid attention starved idiot. Looks like it goes the same for the dingleberry that wrote this article.

  10. Robert
    Posted December 15, 2007 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are great sources to draw your characterizations of other people. Those nihilist creeps are incapable of forming healthy human relationships, which I’m willing to bet is why you identify with them, Phil.

    That’s not to suggest Mark isn’t a dingleberry.

  11. Dave
    Posted December 17, 2007 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I thought that we had already established in another thread that Mark was a cunt.

  12. FLU-BIRD
    Posted October 28, 2008 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Al Bore his blabbering nit-wit whos brain has shrunk to pea size from its origional walnut size becuase of his granola diet and thats why he is always saying stupid things

  13. Paw
    Posted October 28, 2008 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    I loved the part about FOX News suggesting that Al Gore’s movie would destroy the economy. They weren’t at all concerned about lax oversight of financial institutions, but they sounded the alarm over a documentary. When creatures in the future stumble over the ruins of our culture, I hope they find some humor in that.

  14. FLU-BIRD
    Posted January 9, 2009 at 9:53 am | Permalink

    Al Gore another propegandist like JOSEPH GOBBELS

  15. Posted January 9, 2009 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Flu-Bird, are you referring to Joseph Gobbles, the Aitkin Minnesota High School Turkey mascot?

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