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November 3, 2009

Al Gore Exploits Envirofascism for Fortunes

Posted by Van Helsing at November 3, 2009 7:21 AM

Even as the global warming hoax threatens to plunge the country into a depression via demented Tax & Charade legislation, its most strident pitchman is exploiting it to amass astounding fortunes — as his enablers at the New York Slimes admit:

Few people have been as vocal about the urgency of global warming and the need to reinvent the way the world produces and consumes energy. And few have put as much money behind their advocacy as Mr. Gore and are as well positioned to profit from this green transformation, if and when it comes.
Critics, mostly on the political right and among global warming skeptics, say Mr. Gore is poised to become the world's first "carbon billionaire," profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in.
Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, asserted at a hearing this year that Mr. Gore stood to benefit personally from the energy and climate policies he was urging Congress to adopt.

The Goracle responded with the ultimate in socialist chutzpah:

"Do you think there is something wrong with being active in business in this country?" Mr. Gore said. "I am proud of it. I am proud of it."

But then, that's how business is done, in a world run by the likes of Al Gore. You convince your government cronies to force people to pay for whatever you have to sell. The "green revolution" extolled by the Slimes will come about when all the green has been transferred from those who produce wealth to those who have friends in Big Government.

Bureaucrats just shoveled over $560 million of our money at Silver Spring Networks, in which Gore's Kleiner Perkins outfit has invested heavily. He's also working plenty of other angles:

He is a founder of Generation Investment Management, based in London and run by David Blood, a former head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management (the firm was quickly dubbed Blood and Gore). Mr. Gore earns a partner's salary at Kleiner Perkins. He has substantial personal finances invested at both firms, officials of the companies said. …
Mr. Gore's spokeswoman would not give a figure for his current net worth, but the scale of his wealth is evident in a single investment of $35 million in Capricorn Investment Group, a private equity fund started by his friend Jeffrey Skoll, the first president of eBay. …
He has a stake in the world's pre-eminent carbon credit trading market and in an array of companies in bio-fuels, sustainable fish farming, electric vehicles and solar power.
Capricorn holds a major stake in Falcon Waterfree Technologies, the world's leading maker of waterless urinals. Generation has holdings in Ausra, a solar energy company based in California, and Camco, a British firm that develops carbon dioxide emissions reduction projects. Kleiner Perkins has a green ventures fund with nearly $1 billion invested in renewable energy and efficiency concerns.

In short, if it's economically useless but likely to be subsidized if not imposed by the watermelons running our government, Gore is getting a fat cut from it. He needs the money to pay his gargantuan power bills.

His next big project: a $300 million campaign to ban fossil fuels in electricity production within 10 years. Since windmills and pixie dust just don't work, and nuclear power is frowned upon by moonbats, where the electricity will come from is something for people to worry about later — like how to pay for all the government subsidies to inefficient ecokook technology.

Gore: Crony capitalist corruption incarnate.

On a tip from Charles O.


In related news, Minnesota Power is raising rates 20% to pay for its green energy initiatives.

Minnesota voted for Franken and Obama, the suckers deserve what they get.

Posted by: V the K at November 3, 2009 7:40 AM

Aren't you sorry now Al?

Four Decades

Posted by: TED at November 3, 2009 7:41 AM

Watermelons: Green on the outside. RED all the way to the core.

Posted by: SK at November 3, 2009 7:49 AM

Those waterless urinals are great. There's one in a local gas station that just sits there becoming more and more rancid.

I mentioned it to the owner, and he agreed. He got sold a bill of goods that was supposed to save him all this money, but it was just driving people away. He paid for the thing, paid to have it installed, and three weeks later already called a plumber about replacing the useless bio-hazard.

Posted by: The Him at November 3, 2009 8:13 AM

Al's scam money is huge even amongst the huge money scams that characterize liberal politics.

Posted by: Fiberal at November 3, 2009 8:14 AM

Isn't this the type of guy that the Liberal Dems constantly badmouth?

Mega rich white guy selling snake oil.

If anyone needs badmouthing it's Algore.

Any reps voting in favor of crap and tax and government controlled health anything shall be removed in 2010

And that's the way it is.

Posted by: Had it up to here :/ < at November 3, 2009 8:17 AM

Minnesota voted for Franken and Obama, the suckers deserve what they get.
Minnesota voted for Coleman. Franken was elected due to voter fraud from the band of Marxist thugs known as ACORN.

Posted by: Anonymous Countermoonbat at November 3, 2009 8:21 AM

Someone may want to inform Sir Al that Denver just experienced its second coldest and fifth snowiest Ocotber evah. The huge snowstorm that slammed almost the entire state last week, left 37 inches of snow in the mountain community of Conifer southwest of Denver and caused blizzard conditions in the northeast part of the state that closed schools for two days--one in anticipation of the storm and the next for the storm that delivered all it promised.

I also heard that North Platte, Nebraska received 30 inches of snow during October--as much as the city receives during an entire winter.

I just found an interesting website. It must be somewhat new. Snoozbleak magazine calls Gore an "Eco Prophet."
More infor here:

Posted by: Graycat at November 3, 2009 8:33 AM

Al Gore is a con artists a liar and a hypotcrit he is already wealthy enough and so he is greedy as well and a new book for chirstmas next month HOW ALGOREINCH STOLE CHIRSTMAS

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at November 3, 2009 8:34 AM

Al Bore calls western society disfunctional if this jerk wants to see anything thats disfunctinal he would take a look in a mirror

Posted by: Flu-Bird at November 3, 2009 8:36 AM

Whats wrong with making a fortune he asks? Go ask your liberal friends whats wrong with it. THey are attacking insureance companies and businesses all across the country for that very reason.

Posted by: Dante at November 3, 2009 8:39 AM

Gore, the bloated buffoon, would help stop the proliferation of carbon emissions immeasurably simply by shutting his gaping mouth. Ye Gods! What a fool!

Posted by: Lawler Nicoteri at November 3, 2009 9:41 AM

"A man is nothing if he isn't controversial"....Lester Maddox.

Posted by: Al Gore at November 3, 2009 10:12 AM

Al Gore is such a quack, he has feathers growing out of his......

Posted by: Graycat at November 3, 2009 10:16 AM

Snoozbleak magazine calls Gore an "Eco Prophet Profit."


Posted by: Jay Guevara at November 3, 2009 11:05 AM

"Al Gore is such a quack, he has feathers growing out of his......"

fanny pack?

Posted by: Reasonable Guy at November 3, 2009 11:19 AM

"Do you think there is something wrong with being active in business in this country?" Mr. Gore said. "I am proud of it. I am proud of it."

No, I think there's something wrong with lying to people, overstating the problems that do exist, and misrepresenting the solutions (as well as the alternatives).

Merely being "active in business" is fine. Dishonesty is not. Jerkwad. I am so grateful that he wasn't elected president.

Posted by: Cylar at November 3, 2009 2:14 PM

This is not Halliburton and Al Gore is not Dick Cheney. Know the difference.

Posted by: yogchick at November 4, 2009 8:00 PM

Al Gore did not spend the last 8 years educating the world about global warming as some sort of convoluted, unnecessarily arduous strategy to make more money through Kleiner Perkins – that would be ludicrous. And understand that Global Warming is not a part of some vast, enviro-fascist conspiracy propounded by an international cabal of greedy meteorologists, marine biologists, and wildlife refuge caretakers.

Posted by: yogchick at November 4, 2009 8:58 PM

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