Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Al Gore Back in the News

Not for the inevitable endorsement of Sen. Obama - though it will be interesting to see how this works out – typically political messiahs are not very tolerant of rivals.

But for continuing his Godzilla like carbon footprint. Seriously, increasing his already humungous electric consumption by adding in all of these green gizmos? It’s almost like they don’t work or something!

“Since taking steps to make his home more environmentally-friendly last June, Gore devours an average of 17,768 kWh per month –1,638 kWh more energy per month than before the renovations – at a cost of $16,533. By comparison, the average American household consumes 11,040 kWh in an entire year, according to the Energy Information Administration.

In the wake of becoming the most well-known global warming alarmist, Gore won an Oscar, a Grammy and the Nobel Peace Prize. In addition, Gore saw his personal wealth increase by an
estimated $100 million thanks largely to speaking fees and investments related to global warming hysteria.”

Keep that $100 million dollar figure in mind the next time you hear about how some foundation is eternally corrupt for taking $20,000 from Big Oil. The real money’s in inducing mass hysteria, and getting governments to swing sweetheart deals to companies where you own stock.

If we're going to go to "windfall profits taxes", Al's the place to start.