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Up in smoke
ManBearPig just won't quit. According to new e-mail documents I've obtained, global warming cultist Al Gore continues to pressure an independent videographer for his stunning footage of a fire tornado in the Australian outback. You may recall that in September, Chris Tangey of Alice Springs Film and Television had rejected Gore's request to use the... Read More
After a year's worth of unhinged lefties blaming conservative bloggers, pundits, and activists for every crime spree on the planet, it would be just deserts to blame Al Gore for the alleged global warming-inspired murders reported in the UK Daily Mail today. But count me out of that game. For starters, the story is sketchy:... Read More
Heh:
Al Gore is on his ClimateGate whitewash mission -- and, as usual, ManBearPig isn't going to let inconvenient facts get in the way of his eco-crusade. He talked with Slate magazine's John Dickerson and repeatedly pooh-poohed the scandalous ClimateGate e-mails as "more than 10 years old," "over 10-year-old e-mails," and "an e-mail exchange more than... Read More
The chill wind of ClimateGate has blown over Al Gore's $1,200-per handshake lecture at Copenhagen. He has canceled the hot-air hoedown. ClimateDepot dubbed the crumbling global warming conference next week "Nopenhagen." Blow, winds of change, blow: Former Vice President Al Gore on Thursday abruptly canceled a Dec. 16 personal appearance that was to be staged... Read More
Inconvenient data.
"Document dump" is the operative word of the month, isn't it? We had another holiday weekend document dump of visitor logs from the White House, which included these trips: Holdren, of course, is the population control freak/global warming zealout/science czar -- who, as I noted last week, is smack dab in the middle of the... Read More
Jason at Shock and Blog points out Al Gore's latest gaseous emission: Michelle, Heather Ewart, a reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Company, recently interviewed Al Gore. At one point, she asked Gore about a High Court case in England two years ago about his film "An Inconvenient Truth" being shown to public school students. In... Read More
More hot air from ManBearPig, via the Times of London, who fashions himself Winston Churchill in a green cape: *** An update on ToL's website scrubbing from Ed
He's super cereal.
See update below...snort... Al Gore is traveling to Washington today to whip House Democrats on tomorrow's cap-and-tax bill. No word on the amount of bogus carbon offsets ManBearPig's trip to the Hill will cost: Excelsior! *** Back in the real world, the WSJ looks at the cap and trade fiction: Even as Democrats have promised... Read More
Please pick up the red courtesy phone (Photoshop credit: Redhotphones.com) I blogged back in March about the plight of Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two American journalists working for Al Gore's Current TV who were seized by NoKo soldiers after crossing the border illegally into the country from China while on assignment. The Yonhap news... Read More
The latest on the two Current TV journalists being held in North Korea: But don't worry. Al Gore and Hillary Clinton are on the case.
Heatmeisters.
The Al Gore global warming hearing is taking place right now in D.C. as a light freezing drizzle falls. John Kerry wagged his waggy finger at global warming skeptics: (link) Iain Murray is liveblogging the hearing with inconveniently truthful asides. Flashback: 31,072 scientists who won't be heard by Gore and Kerry.
BS-One.
Barack Obama wants us all to turn down our thermostats, get rid of our SUVs, and monitor each other's tire pressure to conserve energy and rescue the planet. How about going after the lavish consumption of his fellow purported eco-warriors? Let's start with Green Messiah Al Gore's massive boat outside Nashville. It's docked at Hurricane... Read More
Enviro-nitwits on parade.
Update: Top news this morning..."The American Physical Society, an organization representing nearly 50,000 physicists, has reversed its stance on climate change and is now proclaiming that many of its members disbelieve in human-induced global warming. The APS is also sponsoring public debate on the validity of global warming science. The leadership of the society had... Read More
Stuff it.
Hey, Barack Obama, who are you calling a glutton? Hah. Hat tip: Instapundit
Three stooges on a global warming crusade.
Oh, dear Lord. Prepare for a massive blast of hot air about hot air: No m
Takedown.
You know that I've had plenty of experience with YouTube shenanigans and abuse of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) by speech-squelchers. Now, my friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute are experiencing it. Sam Kazman, CEI's general counsel, e-mails: Michelle: As you might know, two weeks ago we released a 60-second public service spot criticizing... Read More
Hmmm.
Ron Grover at Business Week reports that Al Gore's latest business deal doesn't smell right: Something about this deal just doesn't sit right with me. Gore isn't just taking piles of cash. According to the filing Gore, who is listed as executive chairman, and his CEO partner, lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Joel Hyatt, each loaned the company $1... Read More
Sins of the Gulfstream set.
Read this on an empty stomach. It will have the effect of Ipecac on you. Gulfstream liberals always have that effect on me: You know how all the wealthy elites who've jetted to Davos are going to
Woof.
Dr. Paul Krugman sees "Gore Derangement Syndrome." Who knew he could self-diagnose? Jules Crittenden has more. Meanwhile, the Gore worshipers at Apple seem to have regained their composure. Their online, front-page altar to Al Gore has been taken down and replaced with an iPod promo. Looks like my Apple-using readers aren't the only ones who... Read More
iGore.
Reader Roger B. alerted me to Apple's huge tribute to Al Gore. They're "bursting with pride." Here's a screenshot of the Apple website's front page (click for full-size): Gore sits on Apple's Board of Directors. Go ahead. Beat me up for holding on to my Mac. Sigh. *** Related: Check out Michael Ramirez's latest editorial... Read More
"Of course he's happy..."
Update: Video: The Goracle takes his bow... Just when you thought Al Gore’s head couldn’t get any bigger, Part III. From the Associated Press: Too bad he didn't have the balls to say what the Czech president said. Flashback... Czech president Vaclav Klaus, "Freedom, not climate, is at risk," June 13, 2007: In the past... Read More
Eyes on the prize.
Update 9:50am Eastern 10/12. While envirozealots celebrate the Goracle's coronation, Jim Hoft notes that University of Illinois has just reported that ice cap growth in the Antarctic is at its highest level in recorded history. And Allahpundit says: "Look on the bright side: after Arafat, Carter, and Iranian marionette Mohammed ElBaradei, the award couldn’t possibly... Read More
Hot air.
Oh, mega-crikey: *** Related: Via USAToday, "U.S. judge kills Calif. suit citing car makers for global warming:" In a rebuff to Attorney General Jerry Brown, a former California governor, U.S. District Judge Martin Jenkins ruled it would be impossible to gauge automakers' responsibility for climate change in the
"Will the food (for the concessions) be cooked on wood fires? Or perhaps they will use dried out cow & horse manure...
Update: Doug Heye at PJM breaks down the hot air to be generated at Live Earth and writes that the concert participants "could end up generating more carbon dioxide than was produced by all of Afghanistan in 2006." *** Australian reader Thomas M. sent Al Gore some good questions about the Live Earth concert this... Read More
Undercover Internet photojournalist Zombie was in Marin County, Calif., for an Al Gore book event. Check out the photos of all the carbon footprint-enlarging SUVs in the parking lot! And scroll all the way down for a fun Photoshop contest opportunity. *** Related: Instapundit highlights more enviro-hypocrisy.
Eco-hypocrisy.
Tee-hee. Looking for ways to offset left-wing eco-sanctimony? Check out CarbonCreditKillers.com. They've got a great t-shirt sale going on--along with several carbon debit packages. Hurry while supplies last! The reason we sell Carbon Debits is simple – we want to take away the pathetic excuse of Carbon Credits from those liberals who hide their shame... Read More
Public Enemy No. 1 Forget about saving the planet for the children. The greenies say it's all their damned fault: Mark Steyn cracks: "In those terms, surely the greatest thing everyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would be to reduce his carbon footprint to zero
Methinks he has been inhaling too many carbon emissions from his private jet: "Art, music, film, dance, poetry — all the arts — have long been our greatest tools to explore the regions of imagination that defy our efforts to think rationally about subjects that our emotions tell us are too painful to contemplate." --... Read More
Deroy Murdock reports: Check out the venomous e-mails and threats received by the staff of the Tennessee Center for Policy Research, which blew the whistle on the Goracle's electricity consumption. Par for the course, of course.
The toilet paper-offsetting life: It stinks. A "guilty liberal" family tries to live a "no impact" lifestyle in New York City. The New York Times reporter, Pamela Green(!), chronicles the family in "The Year Without Toilet Paper." They use baking powder instead of toothpaste. Scooters instead of the subway. And no utilities in their no-impact... Read More
What goes around, comes around. A new documentary unmasking Michael Moore debuts today at the South by Southwest film festival: More details: In "Manufacturing Dissent" Caine and Melnyk — whose previous films inc
Over at the excellent Investor's Business Daily editorial website, IBD editorials, the board looks at the Tiffany Network's decision to hire an old Clinton crony: After "60 Minutes" used fake documents to accuse President Bush of avoiding war service, how could CBS News possibly stoop lower? By hiring a longtime Clinton crony to rescue its... Read More
Lumberjack measures Al Gore's (hat tip: Tim Blair): Join in my prayer: Oh, Great Goracle. And vote in Jim Treacher's poll at The Daily Gut: Why does Al Gore's Nashville mansion use more than 20 times as much electricity as the national average?
If there were any justice in the world, Hollywood would honor brave, creative talents like Pat Dollard, not Al Gore. Dollard is an ex-Hollywood agent-turned-war journalist. Inspired after 9/11, he embedded with Marines in Ramadi and produced the compelling documentary, "Young Americans." We're proud at Hot Air to be screening a special clip from the... Read More
I watched about 10 minutes of the Oscars--enough to absorb the self-congratulatory, aren't-we-all-special-and-so-diverse theme and the unanimous Al Gore-is-our-president adulation. Allah's got running commentary, video, and an open thread over at Hot Air. Related: Bryan Preston weighs in on James Cameron's cinematic effort to sink Christianity.
***update: attention, military folks and weapons experts...please help Michael Yon identify a weapon he photographed and which troops he has talked to haven't been able to peg*** The Democrats may not want to hear about Iran, but our troops in Iraq have an earful to say about it. In both formal briefings and informal conversations... Read More
The Dixie Chicks gloat. Ludacris raps O'Reilly. Al Gore sparkles. Only in La-La Land.
I haven't been overly thrilled with the GOP presidential candidates so far, but it looks like the other side has it worse. Wes Clark seems like he's ready to jump in again--prompting James Joyner to observe: That's for sure. Word's out this morning that one Democratic governor has jumped in: Iowa's Tom Vilsack: Democratic Gov.... Read More
Oxford University e-mails that it has chosen its word (or rather, phrase) of the year: "Carbon neutral." As in: As long as he flies across the planet bloviating about global warming, Al Gore will fail at efforts to live a carbon neutral lifestyle. Some of the runners-up:
It's all in there in his midterm election attempt to fire up the unhinged voting bloc: "Bush lied" canard? Check. Fake support for the troops? Check. Stolen election hysteria? Check. Fox News bashing? Check. Oh, there is one thing missing: No underwear/Ramen/potato chips-for-votes enticements this year. That's gonna depress moonbat turnout for sure. Hat tip:... Read More
Here's a bit of a report by Candy Crowley at the Jihadist Sniper News Network putting people to a Democrat word association test (here's the link, but you don't need to click): Wanna play? Feel free to chime in.
Hot Air's Ian Schwartz was in Baltimore tonight and captured video of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons' endorsement of GOP Senate candidate Michael Steele. It's a highly significant event for the Steele campaign. Steele and Simmons became friends a few years ago "because the two share interests in minority entrepreneurship and housing," reports WJLA. The Washington... Read More
Over the weekend, I pointed to a story in the blabbermouth NYTimes about the vacation homes of Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld and VP Dick Cheney as a news hook to talk about the Left's selective apathy towards reckless, unnecessary invasions of privacy. The reactions were predictable: the usual moonbats accused me of hypocrisy by dredging... Read More
Real or clone? Scary headline of the day: "Gore to train 1,000 to spread word about climate" 1,000 one-liners have started to bloom over at Lucianne.com.
Tom Lipscomb at RCP shreds the revisionism of John Kerry and the NYTimes. Power Line has more. David Holman in the American Spectator examines Kerry Yellow. Patterico reports on a liberal blogger meeting with Kerry in which he reportedly called Supreme Court Justices Alito, Scalia, and Roberts "idiots." According to lefty bloggers, Kerry also agreed... Read More
The beverage-spew-inducing line of the day goes to Al Gore for calling pro-illegal alien amnesty, Harriet Miers for Supreme Court-nominating, Medicare entitlement-expanding President Bush a "renegade right-wing extremist." Sides. Splitting. Oh. Oh. Ouch. Help. Kathryn Lopez: If only! Freepers: Rolling on the floor. Lucianne.com: "Gore says he's 'carbon neutral' - Doesn't hot air count?
Gore, Gywneth, and Gulfstream liberals.
Did you catch the Drudge exclusive on the Beverly Hills teacher plying Al Gore's Hot Air? Coincidentally, today's Vent features a moonbat montage of teachers unhinged. Enjoy. (Thanks to Hot Air affiliate Sanctuary for the photohop!) *** Debbie Schlussel spots another one.
Illegal alien protest in Detroit. Sunday, April 9, 2006. Second from right is guest speaker Dawud Walid, 34, of Detroit, executive director of Council on American-Islamic Relations-Michigan. March 27 illegal alien protest in Detroit. Marchers carry a banner for the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services . Background here. --- Many interesting characters... Read More
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