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August 7, 2007

Heartfelt Thanks to the Goracle and Friends

A special thanks goes out to noisy eco-moonbats Al Gore, Laurie David, Robert Kennedy, et al. As Jeff Bercovici laments, their outrageous hypocrisy protects us all from the disastrous consequences of normal people taking the global warming hoax seriously.

Barbra Streisand offers tips for low-carbon living on her website, but tours in a private jet with a 13-semi entourage. Laurie David produced the Goracle's preposterous A Convenient Lie, but also travels by private jet, producing more harmless but politically incorrect CO2 emissions in a year than a normal person would in a lifetime. The utterly unhinged Bobby Kennedy is founder of the Waterkeeper Alliance and a lawyer for the Natural Resources Defense Council, yet opposes windmill farms because they might be slightly visible from the jewel-encrusted Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port. The Gore-adoring eco-twerp Leonardo DiCaprio made clear his commitment to his own ideology by proclaiming "I try as often as possible to fly commercially" — from which you can infer that he too travels by private jet. Of course, the Goracle himself runs up legendary power bills with his regal lifestyle while preaching sacrifice to us peasants.

As a chagrined Bercovici notes:

It's always galling to be exhorted to curb your consumption by people who are living the poshest lifestyle imaginable. But the problem here goes beyond aesthetics. Eco-hypocrites undercut the very message they're trying to peddle. How desperate could the planet's plight be if the people who present themselves as most concerned about it consider flying first-class commercial an unacceptable sacrifice? Why should anyone bother to carpool when Streisand requires her own convoy? Or forgo A/C for a fan when Edwards is chilling in the largest house in his county? The implication of the hypocrites' behavior is that we must take all measures to fight global warming short of those that would reduce our quality of life. But a reduction in quality of life — or at least a redefinition of it — is exactly what Americans are going to have to accept to make a meaningful dent in greenhouse gas levels. […]
Celebrities who say they have the power to change people's minds are right. Laurie David and Al Gore are a big part of the reason global warming has become a daily part of the national discussion. But without real, visible commitment to back up all the talk, it's just a fashionable pose — and we all know what happens with those.

Yes: when they reach their expiration date, they go out with the trash — where the global warming hoax belongs, so that unscrupulous politicians can't use it as a pretext to paralyze the economy with more taxes and regulations. Thanks again, eco-hypocrites!

Shrill eco-hypocrites Laurie David and Robert Kennedy.

Posted by Van Helsing at August 7, 2007 12:18 PM


Re. the photo: David and Kennedy smiling all the way to the bank...

Posted by: Pam at August 7, 2007 12:54 PM

"How desperate could the planet's plight be if the people who present themselves as most concerned about it consider flying first-class commercial an unacceptable sacrifice?"

Exactly, and when Gore utters about being "10-years away from a tipping point", I am reminded of all the other dire warnings from Paul Ehrlich et. al. we had to endure over the past several decades.

Posted by: dpt at August 7, 2007 1:08 PM

The cult of Global Warming presents at least one interesting variation on the theme of forced-fed totalitarian “progress.” This is that the implementation of the solution to Global Warming entails the destruction of Western life as we know it. Our lifestyle is blamed as the cause of all ills. In older versions of totalitarian “progress,” societal solutions were to be implemented from within Western culture. In fact, this culture was considered to be the launch pad for advancing to the next stage of progress. Science, industry, transportation, the arts, and education were constantly advancing. What was needed, said the collectivists, was to make them available to everyone, and place them under the proper guidance and control.

Even Karl Marx generally subscribed to this view. The industrial base of capitalist society was portrayed as a sort of candy stolen by the neighborhood bully, that now needed to be redistributed to all the kids on the block. In classic Marxian thought, the goodies have been misappropriated, but there is no question that they are indeed goodies.

With Global Warming, however, the guidance and control intervenes to halt the advance of the culture—in effect to cripple it. Society’s elites occupy themselves with self-destruction. Taking advantage of a favorable pre-existing ideological base, they are dragging large segments of society along with them.

Posted by: AWOL Civilization at August 7, 2007 2:02 PM

Robert's arm is in a sling... Hurt himself whacking off?

Okay... sorry about that...

In an AP story from this morning, Algore says the evil 'polluters' are spending $10 million a year to get their evil, manipulative, non-Algore message out... How much does Algore, the man who would be god, spend of other people's money each year to get his silly message out? Twice that? Three times? Four times?

Posted by: Jimbo at August 7, 2007 2:19 PM

Bercovici, you dim bulb: of course the Eco-hypocrites are demonstrating that the whole AGW thing is a joke, a scam, a hoax. But that's actually irrelevant, since the "science" these hypocrites and their "leaders" base their claims on is TOTAL BS!

And don't doubt that 100% of the Goracle's followers are hypocrites, who would be SCREAMING at the top of their lungs for more oil, more nuclear power, whatever, should their blow-dryers not work after tomorrow morning's shower, or their stocks of gourmet foods be spoiled by a lack of electricity one fine day.

Posted by: jc14 at August 7, 2007 5:55 PM

Reference: The Rottwieler, You all know what I mean.

Posted by: Glenn M. Cassel AMH1(AW), USN, RETIRED at August 7, 2007 8:59 PM