Monday, March 12, 2007

Al Gore is Carbon Neutral? I Don't Think So

Al Gore is a dork - everyone knows this - including Democrats, so why take a verbal shot at him? Because he's a big hypocrite and he's about as carbon neutral as Chevron Oil.

What does Carbon Neutral mean anyway? Sound stupid to you - it is.

The same Al Gore that's being celebrated as some great conservationist uses an estimated 1000% more energy than the average American. He has one home in Nashville that uses 20 times more energy than the national average. His other homes... I bet they use a little more than the average too.

When Gore flies around the country speaking on the dangers of using too much oil do you think he flies commercial airlines or private jets? When he drives (or is being driven) do you think he rides in an economical hybrid vehicle or a beefed up Suburban that gets 11 miles to the gallon?

Gore claims to be Carbon Neutral by buying Carbon offsets. A carbon offset is a service that tries to reduce the net carbon emissions of individuals or organizations indirectly, through proxies who reduce their emissions and/or increase their absorption of greenhouse gases.

So basically in order to BE conservation minded... you simply need to have money. Al Gore isn't conserving energy more than anyone else in this country. Does he turn out the lights when he leaves a room - I bet he does... but he uses more energy than 99.99% of all Americans, in fact more than anyone else on the planet.

What makes this really awful? He talks about everyone else conserving and tells us the earth is dying because of our actions... and he doesn't walk the talk.

Gore's position is that the average American and American Business needs to do more to conserve, yet he'll keep living high on the energy hog. What's his contribution? Money. He'll give money to plant trees and build wind energy, but he won't ever change his habits.



Friday, March 02, 2007


I made it home this evening and found the house empty...

My wife is running people around and it's just me and the dogs. So I started picking up my clothes from the week and I turned on Fox News since I knew the shows would be LIVE.

The term "show" is perfect for what I have watched in the last 45 minutes. Thank heavens it's coming to an end and I can watch a recorded episode of Frontline, Lost or 30 Rock - anything that comes close to being actual news and not the crap on Fox and the two others networks.

Sean Hannity is an idiot.

Tonight I watched him analyze the "Anna-Nicole-Who-Cares" story as if the intelligent people that should be watching Fox would really give a damn about that issue. During the report it was brought up that a full third of the American public are following this story. No joke - Hannity and Colmes, Nancy Grace, Keith Bloberhard, Anderson Cooper and all the rest of these shows LEAD with that story. What else do you expect.

That hard news on HC was at the end of the program... what do you put at the end of a news program? Answer - the information the viewer really wants to see! Fox knows that the majority of the people who watch their evening news programs want hard news and not gossip. Fair and Balanced? What is fair and balanced in the Anna Nicole Smith story - and who cares!

So why put it on? I'm not sure I know the answer... I wish that Fox News would quit reporting this crap. With so much happening in the world it is irresponsible to spend 35% of your air time on irrelevant gossip.

I'm turning off Fox. I've got to find another source of news and information.