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Tell me again why we should believe Al Gore

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Aug 12, 2006.

  1. Do as I say not as I consume seems to be the Gore family motto.

  2. spinning27

    spinning27 New Member

    Get off it, Lou ... and stop posting talking points from a right-wing think tank and pass them off here as legitimate news stories.
  3. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    Phew! I'm just glad we don't have to fret about global warming anymore, because Al Gore, a politician, might be a hypocrite.

    Wow, alert the media.
  4. Are you suggesting that I run Yahoo news? Are you saying the hypocritcal things Gore is doing are not true?

    My guess is the answer to both questions is "no" but that won't stop you from trying to change the subject by insulting me.
  5. busuncle

    busuncle Member

    "The issue here is not simply Gore's hypocrisy; it's a question of credibility. If he genuinely believes the apocalyptic vision he has put forth and calls for radical changes in the way other people live, why hasn't he made any radical change in his life? Giving up the zinc mine or one of his homes is not asking much, given that he wants the rest of us to radically change our lives."
  6. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    A) This is a D_B

    B) A politician doesn't quite live up to the standards he requires. OMG! Neither does the federal government as a whole, which is exempt from many of the labor laws it enacted.

    C) It's convenient to look at what he's NOT doing as opposed to what he is.

    D) Name me all the former VPs, as well as current senators and reps who don't have two houses: one in their home district and one in the DC/Virginia area.

    I'm not defending Gore, but I am throwing this back in your face.
  7. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

  8. I don't get it. Are you saying we should expect someone like Gore to be hypocritical but that shouldn't make him less credible? That seems to encapsulate the credibility problem the Democrats are facing in a nutshell.

    Also - many senators and reps and VP's may have two homes but how many are invested in zinc mines that pollute the local enviorment or own hundreds of thousands in stock in oil companies while telling the rest of us to divest from our oil consuming ways? My guess the profile that describes fits just one man.
  9. Crass - I just read that thread and what you argue is basically (to paraphrase) "there must be some explanation for these things". You want to give Gore the benefit of the doubt while I see no reason why he should get that benefit of the doubt.

    Torn a new asshole? Hardly. Turn a blind eye is more like it.
  10. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Lou, simply put: The "op-ed" piece didn't have enough information for the reader to determine whether or not Gore was hypocritical.

    The author makes that leap and tries to argue it based on several points. Yet, the points are weak and not all the information is provided. I am not giving him the benefit of the doubt, I'm just not making a judgement.

    Just as it is stupid for Pat Robertson to suddenly believe in Global Warming because it was hot outside. It is stupid to believe that Gore is a hypocrit just because he owns several homes and one of them is used for mining.
  11. Duane Postum

    Duane Postum Member

    You know, Lou, your idiots and incompetents are in charge for the next couple of years, so why don't you just let them assfuck the rest of us, enjoy it as you do, and not worry about Al Gore and the rest of the Dems.
  12. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    As someone who likes Gore and found the movie highly enlightening....

    I say -- great editorial.

    Gore's gonna have to make the changes. Shape up, buddy.
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