Sweet Jeebus, we can't even pay our bills, and they're drinking Royal Crown Cola!
Lucky the "Goracle" can afford to pay the bills; must be that fat cash he makes jetting around the globe, telling us we all suck. And yet:
Last night, Al Gore’s global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar for best documentary feature, but the Tennessee Center for Policy Research has found that Gore deserves a gold statue for hypocrisy.
Gore’s mansion, [20-room, eight-bathroom] located in the posh Belle Meade area of Nashville, consumes more electricity every month than the average American household uses in an entire year, according to the Nashville Electric Service (NES).
In his documentary, the former Vice President calls on Americans to conserve energy by reducing electricity consumption at home.
The average household in America consumes 10,656 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year, according to the Department of Energy. In 2006, Gore devoured nearly 221,000 kWh—more than 20 times the national average.
Since the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Gore’s energy consumption has increased from an average of 16,200 kWh per month in 2005, to 18,400 kWh per month in 2006.
Thanks to Say Anything for the link.
So this is interesting - does Gore want us to cut back on our energy usage so he has more to himself?
Maybe all this enviorn-"mental"-ism is just some kind of psychological blowback; some guilt reaction to what he, The Goracle, has done to singlehandedly help wreck the ecosphere?
If that's the case, then what does all his flying around in private jets (which in one round trip equals the output of 10 SUVs for a year) signify in all this? Besides sheer hypocrisy, of course...
Ah, I don't know...but when the Goracle breaks out of his jet habit, and into a rickshaw, then I might start to take him seriously...
UPDATE: Richard Cohen moans Big Al's name softly, and with delight, but does have his concerns:
....maybe he will become shrill....
Dude! Go for one of those hearing tests! Ever hear five long fingernails scraped slowly, but with purpose, over a blackboard? Next to Gore's voice, that's the singing of summer swallows! And you are afraid he may become shrill?
Ah, love is blind...and deaf too, apparently...