Al Gore: Savior To His Own World

It seems that Al Gore has had a real solution to global warming all along. All the doubts I have had hearing these speeches about how we need to save the Earth so our children’s children’s children’s what-have-you will not have to live in a rotting cesspool of a planet; Gore really did have a plan all along. A brilliant one at that!

We don’t need to save the glaciers… or the rain-forests. We don’t need to cut down on Styrofoam use and CFCs… or even buy those hybrid-vehicles which make their owner’s feel that warm sense of self-worth all over. All we need to do to save our future generations the pain of living in a polluted world of sweeping planetary warming and ice ages is to ensure that these future generations never come to be. And how do we do that, you ask? Simple…

Mr. Gore has taken the approach of spending his son’s formative years battling for his own unachieved political greatness and, failing in that endeavor, sinking into a slow mental and physical descent of increasingly crazy doomsday theories and general obesity. The result: a son who was just plead guilty to possession of marijuana and several other illicit substances. Of course the most remarkable aspect of Al-3’s little drug-binge was that the cops found his stash in his car when he was pulled over, on the Fourth of July, doing 100-mph in his Toyota Prius. (That’s not a joke; read the article.) I’ve never driven a Prius personally (I’m a man afterall) but I am guessing that young Mr. Gore may have slipped his little Toyota a few of his uppers to achieve that speed.

I suppose we will soon see just how stalwart is the resolve of elder Gore’s now that his son so clearly needs some parental guidance in his life. Afterall, in the House of Gore, this little slip-up goes much deeper than a narcotics charge. If Gore III is smoking anything, just think how that is increasing his carbon footprint. Open flames, butane lighters, burning plants! This kid might as well be slashing and burning his own personal rain-forest every time he lights up (and I doubt that the Earth-friendly Prius is achieving peak fuel-efficiency pulling 100-mph.)

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Al “Tokyo Drift” Gore III

How are so many people blind to the overt hypocrisy in man’s attempt to negate his own planetary impact by taking even greater strides into the scientific unknown? If you honestly believe that mankind’s ‘carbon footprint’ over the past few thousand years has had that great of an impact on a global scale then how do you justify grandiose attempts to blanket the ice caps, churn the seas, and change to new fuel sources overnight? If we have really set our own planet on the path to a new cycle of warming and cooling (as it has gone through before) then humans have merely played their role in another chapter of Earth’s existence and, whether our species survives or not, our planet has a far greater ability to achieve homeostasis than we have to off-set it.

I am not saying that we, as a species, should uniformly turn into the Armageddon skid ag2.jpgand torch our world beyond recognition like so many thousands of parked cars into the Paris night. If we do, mankind will undoubtedly destroy itself in record time. But does anyone really believe that the answers to the vast mysteries of Earth’s climatological ebbs and flows are going to be spewed from the mouth of this guy?

Al Gore talks a good game about saving the world for our children’s children but that it not his real interest. This is a man who, after failing in his quest for the Presidency, has consistently used his political clout to establish himself as a leader in an already growing social movement, thereby maintaining some pathetic grasp on his dwindling time in the social spotlight. Mr. Gore, after seeing his little moment at Live Earth, appears far more interested in saving his own place in the world epic than he does in saving the world itself. The only future generations Al is interested in seeing are those who will erect monuments to his greatness.

(footnote: This article is tagged ‘internet’ due to Al Gore having invented the internet.)

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8 responses to “Al Gore: Savior To His Own World

  1. Net builders Kahn, Cerf recognise Al Gore

    Al Gore and the Internet

    By Robert Kahn and Vinton Cerf

    Al Gore was the first political leader to recognize the importance of the Internet and to promote and support its development.

    No one person or even small group of persons exclusively “invented” the Internet. It is the result of many years of ongoing collaboration among people in government and the university community. But as the two people who designed the basic architecture and the core protocols that make the Internet work, we would like to acknowledge VP Gore’s contributions as a Congressman, Senator and as Vice President. No other elected official, to our knowledge, has made a greater contribution over a longer period of time.

  2. No other elected official has made the inane claim “I invented the internet” either, which proves my point perfectly.

    Yes, Al Gore was one of many people who were responsible in some form for early developments in what would become the internet… but you do not hear anyone else attempting to take the credit for “the internet” at large and certainly not claiming to be its sole creator. Gore is in it for the personal glorification and gratification, same as he always has been.

  3. Al Gore isn’t stupid enough say on live TV that he was in any way the creator (in the technology innovator sense), forget “sole creator”. It is disingenuous for anyone to say that he did.

    Let’s see what Cerf and Kahn said:

    Last year the Vice President made a straightforward statement on his role. He said: “During my service in the United States Congress I took the initiative in creating the Internet.” We don’t think, as some people have argued, that Gore intended to claim he “invented” the Internet. Moreover, there is no question in our minds that while serving as Senator, Gore’s initiatives had a significant and beneficial effect on the still-evolving Internet. The fact of the matter is that Gore was talking about and promoting the Internet long before most people were listening. We feel it is timely to offer our perspective.

    {please read the full article. It’s important}

    There are many factors that have contributed to the Internet’s rapid growth since the later 1980s, not the least of which has been political support for its privatization and continued support for research in advanced networking technology. No one in public life has been more intellectually engaged in helping to create the climate for a thriving Internet than the Vice President. Gore has been a clear champion of this effort, both in the councils of government and with the public at large.

    The Vice President deserves credit for his early recognition of the value of high speed computing and communication and for his long-term and consistent articulation of the potential value of the Internet to American citizens and industry and, indeed, to the rest of the world.

    So, here is the story:
    1. Gore probably meant “During my service in the United States Congress I took the initiative in advancing the Internet”. At worst, what Gore did would be a poor choice of word in the flow of the conversation (Have you never the had experience of using a wrong word or two?)
    2. he clearly did contribute more than any other politician towards that end.
    3. the whole internet generation and the whole web-based political movement probably would not have taken root, had Gore not had the vision to see its potential and championed its development into what it evolved to be.

    See, you need to be fair-minded, and give credit where its due (eg, in my view Bush-I was principled enough to break his own pledge in raising taxes in order to contain the deficit). Human society can’t function without these simple common sense principles.

    One should also give benefit of the doubt when people sometimes don’t tune their words to perfection, especially when that person actually contributed in a positive way. When you do that, you will realize thet we have a lot to thank Gore for on account of the internet as well as some strong accomplishments of the Clinton-Gore administration (such as the 22 million new jobs and turning record deficits to record surpluses; note that on that count, the internet economy also came to develop and flourish because…. Gore had the vision from earlier on as to its potential).

    Nice talking to you.

  4. Quite a response. You list of several paragraphs of Gore’s supposed accomplishments in the tech world without ever actually listing anything tangible… it’s all a bunch of boilerplate BS with no facts or actions in it.

    As I said before, I am not implying that Gore, along with countless others, didn’t work to further the advance the internet. But for you to make a statement like:

    “the whole internet generation and the whole web-based political movement probably would not have taken root, had Gore not had the vision to see its potential and championed its development into what it evolved to be.”

    …is a bit far afield for me. Crediting Gore with the rise of the ‘internet generation’ is complete bull and you know it. The capabilities brought to everyday people are what has made the internet what it is. And the ‘web-based political movement’ simply has nothing to do with what I am saying. My article was not questioning Gore’s politics, it was questioning his ethics, his personal motives, and his seemingly poor parenting.

  5. It would be nice if the author had a name. But maybe his mother did not give him one, that’s why he is so angry. You’d be better served targeting a real enemy instead of a real friend like Al Gore and his family. Shame on you.

  6. What part of my writing expressed anger? Am I to be deemed an angry person merely because I have chosen to creatively express a viewpoint that differs from yours?

    btw… I do have name; it may not be as nice as yours but that is certainly no reason for the attack on my mother’s parenting ability (at least I have never been arrested.)

  7. Do you seem angry? Yes, like all right wing wack jobs, you do seem angry. You also seem to be a liar and a ditto head and you seem to think its cleaver to be mean and a jerk. People like you have made a terrible mess of this country. That’s why my moderate republican friends are voting for democrats these days.

  8. Again, I am not entirely sure how you have been able to determine me as “angry” from a written piece that does not express emotion either way.

    Not surprisingly though, just like most Democrats, you have made several gross assumptions. So, to educate you, I am not right wing nor do I think I am a ‘cleaver’ (or any other kind of knife for that matter) to “be mean” as you put it. The bottom line is that every sentiment you express is based around feelings and emotions when what I was talking about was politics. There is no place for warm, fuzzy best-wishes in the world of politics and the sooner you figure that out the sooner you could actually get down to fixing whatever it the problem is that “people like me” have apparently created for you.

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