June 7, 2008

Lies Al Gore Told You #6,369: There is no $300 million


fbxg0g.jpgDear 60 Minutes and Washington Post,
Wake up and smell the bullshit!

Gore Launches Ambitious Advocacy Campaign on Climate
Private contributors have already donated or committed half the money needed to fund the entire campaign, he said. While Gore declined to quantify his contribution to the effort, he has devoted all his proceeds from the Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," the best-selling companion book, his salary from the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers and several international prizes, such as the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, which add up to more than a $2.7 million.- Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post Staff Writer [emphasis added]

Over the weekend there was a lot of speculation about the sources of Al Gore's announced $300 million budget for his forthcoming "campaign." "Who's behind this?" "Where did it come from?" ran the questions.

As far as I can see, all of those speculating overlooked one key fact: Gore is a liar. Professional. Pathological.

How do we know Gore's a liar? Don't bother to examine the record, that would take too long. Take a look at his resume: journalist, two years in law school, decades as a politician, sat at the right hand of Bill Clinton, and wins big by presenting concentrated bullshit to the mouth-breathers of the world in the great CO2 con game. Lying has been Gore's life and livelihood since he first broke wind.

If you did not know who Gore was and I introduced him at a meeting as, "And now a man who has been a journalist, law student, and career politician for over 30 years," you'd think, "Liar." And you'd continue to think "Liar" right up until the moment he told you something you wanted to believe.

Right now, greeniacs want to believe that the end of the world is nigh and the only thing we can do to stop it is spew a lot of hot air about "settled science" and "devastating DOOM!" And raise taxes to do it no matter what it takes. Even if it means starving a half a billion 3rd world people (Hey, who's gonna miss them, right? Omelet.... eggs... that sort of thing.)

Take it from me. Gore hasn't got $300 million. He hasn't got close to $300 million. And he won't get close to $300 million. Ever.

What he has got is, like Ralph Kramden, a BIG MOUTH. And this big mouth works for him. What he will get is some millions flowing into his projects from credulous individuals, cowardly corporations, and craven governments anxious -- as they all are -- to be seen to be on the side of the terra-forming angels. People like Gore and his cronies don't give money to causes, ever. Unless they feel certain it will 1) bring in more money, and 2) they can get their money back out in "expenses and honoraia." Instead, they figure out how to get people like you to give money to them in the name of something greater. In the vast con game they play it's called "the stupid money." Suckers.

A standard pattern in the "Hump-Pump-and-Dump" stock swindles to salt the mine with a little of your own money, make grandiose claims about all the money you've already got "donated or 'committed', " and then sit back and watch the stupid money roll in. Worked with condos in Florida.

(Wonderful word, "committed," Makes money you don't have seem "on the way. Lets the "donor" set up the conditions under which the money will be given. I hereby "commit' to giving $100 million to Al Gore personally -- if he can find a way to reduce his greenhouse gas emissions by 99% by the end of the month.)

Some might say, "Why would he lie about something like that?" He would lie 1) because it is such a big lie people swallow it -- witness Leslie Stahl on 60 minutes who appeared as if she was ready to swallow anything Al Gore waved in her face, and 2) Gore has learned that when he lies there are no consequences only benefits. So the question becomes "Why would he not lie about something like that?"

To my mind, people should stop wondering "where" Gore's $300 million is coming from and start asking, "Oh yeah? Let's see your books. Show us the money!"

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Posted by Vanderleun at June 7, 2008 7:33 AM | TrackBack
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Back in the day when Al Gore was pushing anti-suburban-sprawl legislation and smart growth he was already inventing stuff to make the problem seem worse and his "help" more needed.

I'm still waiting for what goes around to come around where he's concerned.

Posted by: pete at April 7, 2008 10:23 AM

Al should know, all of the best halos these days are fluorescent. http://www.newciv.org/pic/nl/artpic/241/448/alshalo.jpg

Posted by: JM at April 7, 2008 11:09 AM

For all those who want to see a thorough "fisking" of "An Inconvenient Truth," go here:

This was published on the web last May by Kristen Byrnes, a teen ager who has taken up the study of climate science on her volition. (I don't know what this young lady's IQ is but it must be right up there.) She entitled it, "Facts and Fictions of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth."

I wish we could get the MSM to publish this if only to be "fair and balanced." However, they will continue to equate all those who disagree with Gore as "flat earthers" or "holocaust deniers." If they won't listen to eminent scientists like Lindzen, Spencer, and Christy, what chance is there they will publish the work of a very bright teen?

AARRGHH!! Whatever happened to truth, justice and the American way?

Posted by: Jimmy J. at April 7, 2008 2:55 PM

Well put - I agree with you on the hideous Al Bore. And any raconteur friend of Sippican is a friend of mine.

Posted by: AJ Lynch at April 7, 2008 9:01 PM

This kind of reminds me of the big "surplus" Bill Clinton left behind, which was actually just a "projected" surplus that the GAO said was 30% off (in the negative) and which never anticipated terror attacks on NY and DC.

Posted by: Thea at April 7, 2008 10:13 PM
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