Friday, March 2, 2007

Al Gore and David Suzuki benefit from your loss

According to Al Gore, unless the mainstream media agrees with his rantings, it's biased, though he stops short of calling for state censorship - for now:

"I believe that is one of the principal reasons why political leaders around the world have not yet taken action," Gore said. "There are many reasons, but one of the principal reasons in my view is more than half of the mainstream media have rejected the scientific consensus implicitly — and I say 'rejected,' perhaps it's the wrong word. They have failed to report that it is the consensus and instead have chosen … balance as bias.

"I don't think that any of the editors or reporters responsible for one of these stories saying, 'It may be real, it may not be real,' is unethical. But I think they made the wrong choice, and I think the consequences are severe.

"I think if it is important to look at the pressures that made it more likely than not that mainstream journalists in the United States would convey a wholly inaccurate conclusion about the most important moral, ethical, spiritual and political issue humankind has ever faced."
I don't know which papers Al Gore is reading, but every single day I am subjected to North American news stories warning us about melting icecaps and greenhouse gases, though scientists are far from reaching a rational consensus on the influence of the sun. The hysteria has reached such heights that it is now a moral imperative to purchase carbon credits to help Al Gore maintain his lavish lifestyle. The mainstream media is not to be blamed for government's failure to "move forward", but is instead complicit in the step backwards to the stone age of Communism. Facts be damned:
Gore is chairman of the firm and, presumably, draws an income or will make money as its investments prosper. In other words, he "buys" his "carbon offsets" from himself, through a transaction designed to boost his own investments and return a profit to himself. To be blunt, Gore doesn't buy "carbon offsets" through Generation Investment Management - he buys stocks.

And it is not clear at all that Gore's stock purchases - excuse me, "carbon offsets" purchases - actually help reduce the use of carbon-based energy at all, while the gas lanterns and other carbon-based energy burners at his house continue to burn carbon-based fuels and pump carbon emissions - a/k/a/ "greenhouse gases" - into the atmosphere.
When all else fails, enlist the malleable brains of the future through fear (HT: SDA for the Youtube clip)

Also appearing at Dust my Broom and Mitchieville.


Honey Pot said...

It makes my blood boil that Suzuki is allowed to exploit children for political and financial gain.

basil said...

He stops short of calling for state censorship - for now It wouldn't be the first time he/and or his wife demanded censorship. Anyone buying records in the mid - late 80's should recall the Gores' family value crusade to have records labelled for sex and drug content - before he became second in command to the former cocaine snorting oral-sex-on-the-job-loving president. I wonder if any of the following bands will be invited to Live Earth? Tipper Gore is the subject of the song "Hook In Mouth" by Megadeth, available on their So Far, So Good... So What! album, released in 1988, in which frontman Dave Mustaine accuses Gore of re-writing documents and stories and obstructing freedom. She is also the subject of "Startin' Up a Posse" [3] by Anthrax, found on their 1991 release Attack of the Killer B's (sung by Scott Ian), which also accuses Gore of obstructing freedom of speech, and humorously accuses the PMRC of being "whores" and uses heavy levels of profanity just to get under Gore's skin.

In addition to these songs, she is mentioned in the songs "Porn Wars" by Frank Zappa, "Burn Down the Malls" by Mojo Nixon, "Shelter Me" by Cinderella, 'Ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforonedayitsworldwouldfallapart' by Manic Street Preachers, "KKK bitch" by Body Count, 'White America' by Eminem, P.M.R.C. by The Fad, 'Sucks' by KMFDM, 'Lovely' by Suicidal Tendencies (and is the subject of, but not directly refrenced in You Can't Bring Me Down), 'Censorshit' by the Ramones, 'Stigmata (Live)' by Ministry, as well as 'Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock' by Harry and the Potters. Warrant also have a track on their Cherry Pie album called Ode to Tipper Gore, which is just quotes she would most definitely oppose. Canadian alternative rockers Furnaceface penned the anti-Tipper ditty ironically entitled 'We Love You, Tipper Gore'.

In his book The Ice Opinion, the rapper Ice-T wrote [page 98], "Tipper Gore is the only woman I ever directly called a bitch on any of my records, and I meant that in the most negative sense of the word". On the song "Freedom of Speech", Ice-T had also written lyrics that implied that she did not understand the nature of sex.

Honey Pot said...

I woke up this morning, had to be on the road at 5:30 am to drive a spell. Not a big spell, but about five miles. I flipped the tv weather channel on as anyone over 40 usually does, just because we think more about that stuff as we get older, and want to be prepared. Anyway, I just wanted to know what the weather was, but was treated to an academy award performance by the weather people, or climate experts as they are now referred to.

I just wanted to know if I needed to wear a hoodie under my winter coat or not, and they went on like the end of the world could be happening today. I thought to myself, jesus christ can't they just say what the weather is going to be, and be done with it. All those swirling clouds, red, blue, green and yellow confuse the hell out of me. I came to the conclusion they don't know what the hell they are talking about.This global warming hysteria is getting downright foolish. I am here to report the side roads were slushy, but main roads were clear with a few snowflakes falling.

MapMaster said...

From yesterday's SDA:

On January 4th, the UK's Met Office predicted 2007 to be the warmest ever, due to an El Niño weather event in the Pacific:

An extended warming period, resulting from an El Niño weather event in the Pacific Ocean, will probably push up global temperatures, experts forecast.

Februrary 28th, less than 60 days later, NOAA Climate Prediction Center center says:

as the 2006-2007 El Niño faded, surface and subsurface ocean temperatures have rapidly decreased. Recently, cooler-than-normal water temperatures have developed at the surface in the east-central equatorial Pacific, indicating a possible transition to La Niña conditions.

50 and 100 year projections remain unchanged, with no decrease in confidence. Thou shalt not question the climate models. The science is SETTLED.

In other news, the Suzuki effect makes its appearance. There is a broad consensus in the widely known and powerful Gore effect, but the Suzuki effect has been less thoroughly studied. But as Suzuki wraps up his Flakes on a Plane Tour he will be greeted in the capital with a heavy snow warning, bringing snow, freezing rain, ice pellets, strong gusting winds and near zero visibility.

Honey Pot said...

hahahahahahahaha, "flakes on a plane", damn I just love that

thank you

Liz said...

Great post - I have linked to it from News for Moms, along with Colby Cosh's article.