Friday, December 4, 2009

Al Gore Cancels Lecture

Just in from the AP:

COPENHAGEN --Climate campaigner Al Gore has canceled a lecture he was supposed to deliver in Copenhagen.

The former vice president and Nobel Peace Prize winner had been scheduled to speak to more than 3,000 people at a Dec. 16 event hosted by the Berlingske Tidende newspaper group.

The group says Gore canceled the lecture Thursday, citing unforeseen changes in his schedule.

Gore spokeswoman Kalee Kreider says the decision was made because of "all the events going on with the summit." Dec. 16 is a key date for the meeting because that's when the ministerial segment starts.

Chief editor Lisbeth Knudsen says it's a "great disappointment" that Gore canceled and that all tickets will be refunded.

We're supposed to believe that he had a "scheduling conflict?" C'mon Al, this is Copenhagen, the big show! Remember the "scientific consensus?" I love that part where you said "there can be no debate," especially when you deliver it with that karate chop hand motion! Oh, and then there's this jewel:

...two Hollywood conservatives (yes, there are some) have called upon the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to rescind the prestigious, profitable gold Oscar statuette that it gave ex-Vice President Al Gore two years ago for the environmental movie "An Inconvenient Truth."

How about the Nobel too? Let's face it, everyone that has a brain is waking up to the reality that this has been one giant hoax and that certain folks (like AlGore and a number of university grant recipient types) were going to get rich by perpetrating it. The Third World nations have been going along with it hoping to shake the money tree for doing nothing; beats having to figure out how to do economic development on their own.

Look, the climate gets warmer...the climate gets cooler; it cycles. Those cycles are driven by things like...wait for it...ocean currents and...hold on...what's that big yellow orb we see in the morning...the Sun. This does not mean we should not be good stewards of our planet; clearly we should. But the global warming hoax was about shaking down rich people and nations not about science and not about the environment. Another bastion of the statist religion is crumbling under the weight of facts.

It gets better - here's the cover of Newsweek:

Gotta love the "Thinking Man's Thinking Man" part - this is the left's attempt at elevating their pop-saints - "he's sooooo smart!" Well, let's look at the record shall we? From "Gore's Dubious School Record (Jennifer Braceros) we find:

Gore's undergraduate transcript from Harvard is riddled with C's, including a C-minus in introductory economics, a D in one science course, and a C-plus in another. "In his sophomore year at Harvard," the Post reported, "Gore's grades were lower than any semester recorded on Bush's transcript from Yale." Moreover, Gore's graduate school record - consistently glossed over by the press - is nothing short of shameful. In 1971, Gore enrolled in Vanderbilt Divinity School where, according to Bill Turque, author of "Inventing Al Gore," he received F's in five of the eight classes he took over the course of three semesters. Not surprisingly, Gore did not receive a degree from the divinity school. Nor did Gore graduate from Vanderbilt Law School, where he enrolled for a brief time and received his fair share of C's.

A "D" in Science??? And he wants to lecture us in his haughty sonorous tones?

Somewhere in this I am reminded of Al Pacino's remarks to the jury in the phenomenal movie "And Justice For All." "You're out of order!" he yells at the judge as he is hauled out of the courtroom. We should be yelling this at Al Gore, at all the environmental phonies, at our President who wants to go to Copenhagen (again - had a lot of success there last time), the compliant lackey press and anyone else who threatens our freedom with hyper-moral judgementalism and junk science. Here's the clip:

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