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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Al Gore, from the standpoint of idiocy

Jonah Goldberg aptly mocks this sentence from Nobel Prize winner Man-Bear-Pig Al Gore in a global warming op-ed in today's NYT:

From the standpoint of governance, what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption.

Notes Goldberg (ellipsis his):

Surely, a claim is in trouble when you can swap out a phrase like "from the standpoint of governance" and helpfully replace it with "from the standpoint of Glaxar: Supreme Ruler of the Known Universe" or "from the standpoint of the Hale-Bopp Cult ...."

But what would you expect when reading the writings of a global warming fanatic whose college degree is not in any sort of science (much less weather-related science), but instead in journalism? What wise words do you expect on the subject of the "rule of law" from a law-school dropout, or on the subject of "human redemption" from someone who flunked out of divinity school?

Laughter may be somewhat redemptive, though — of sanity, if not of the soul. And Al Gore continues to be good for a laugh.

Posted by Beldar at 02:21 PM in Current Affairs, Science | Permalink

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(1) Michael J. Myers made the following comment | Feb 28, 2010 9:12:31 PM | Permalink

Since Al Gore is promoting the global warming stuff as a new religion, and since he is the Grand High Priest and Poohbah of the Eastern Apostolic Church of Global Warming, then he can well speak of "human redemption". There are two prominent doctrinal tenets of the Apostolic Church of Global Warming--first enunciated in the Ur Time by Huey Long. There is High Cockalorum for the members of the "high" or truly orthodox church; and Low Cockahirum for the more "low" church types--those who handle snakes and speak in tongues (or who lack trust funds and Ivy League degrees).

Actually now that I've pulled my tongue out of my cheek, the "man caused Climate Change" nee` "Global Warming" crowd seem to have adopted a form of secular religion. Non believers in AGW are scorned as "deniers". Well I suppose it's a nicer word than "heretic" but it's used in much the same fashion.

And the Goracle, our modern Elmer Gantry, seemed particularly anguished out there today. It's been revealed that there was some "funny business" in the highest church in East Anglia, but just because the vicar was revealed to have had his thumb on the information scale doesn't mean that it's not all true!!!!

Color me a denier---never baptized into Al Gore's "church". My childhood Methodist baptism long ago will have to do.

(2) highcotton made the following comment | Feb 28, 2010 9:43:17 PM | Permalink

One of the high points of my life was the day that Al Gore was denied Tennessee's electoral votes. I worked very, very hard for that outcome!

(3) Paul_In_Houston made the following comment | Mar 1, 2010 10:11:33 AM | Permalink

Highcotton:

I truly appreciate your work on our behalf.
This Texan thanks you from the bottom of his heart. :-)
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(4) Gregory Koster made the following comment | Mar 1, 2010 12:54:21 PM | Permalink

I wish some lawyer who is far better acquainted with Sarbanes-Oxley, the law that requires corporate officers to sign the financial statements of their companies, than I am, would examine the financial statements of Good Al's corporations and see if S-O can reach its long, skeletal fingers around Good Al's neck. It's true, a rope would look better around said neck, but you can't have everything in this world.

(5) Bandido made the following comment | Mar 2, 2010 5:49:00 PM | Permalink

Yea, Al Gore is full of hot air. maybe he should be paying some of those Cap & Trade fines right now !!

Anyways, first time reader that has a lot to say but do not how to say it. thanks for putting to pen what I think most of the time.

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