Monday, April 30, 2007

To Al Gore - Flick Off, eh?

Does anyone else out there resent Al Gore telling Canada what to do about the environment? I can barely tolerate David Suzuki's squawking, but the sanctimonious Goracle???

Well Mr. Gore, stick this in your global warming pipe and smoke it.

18 comments:

Road Hammer said...

One has to wonder why he didn't apply for UN approval before wading into the politics of another sovereign country.

Anonymous said...

One thing's for sure. Gore can't use his country as an example...period!
So what are we doing listening to this self-appointed "expert" on all things environmental? Sure speaks volumes for the dim-lights following the parade.

How stupid ARE we?

Anonymous said...

Not stupid anon.#1...perhaps Canadians might be characterized as being a bit too gullible. I find it funny that Dion and his crew are the first one to condemn Harper and the Torie for being too American, yet it's ok for the Liberals to point to Gore when it suits them. Actually, Gore's record in gov't on the environment is equal to Dionss....didn't get the job done either.

Gabby in QC said...

If you want to see two depictions of Gore the Guru go to:
http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/ and scroll down to:
Apr 6 Y2Kyoto: Legislating Morality

Here you will see a more Buddhist-like Gore
http://tinyurl.com/2g9wvz

Yes, sir! The man has religion!

Anonymous said...

Boy, you sure got him with your incisive and well-reasoned counter-argument.

For Canada, I guess there is little a well-timed, very expensive taxpayer-funded radio and likely tv ad campaign can't solve.

That's the best approach, I think - buy lots of ad time and use taxpayers money to convey what is effectively a partisan message.

I know you Tories love that sort of thing (though i am sure will remain dead silent on this round).

Red Tory said...

Gee, when did the Conservatives become so anti-American?

Pro-torture. Anti-human rights. Now America bashing. Tut, tut...

Next thing you'll be forcing CFL bulbs down our throats and admitting that climate-change exists. Oh wait, never mind.

Back to America-bashing. ;)

Gabby in QC said...

RT, I know Al Gore has G-R-O-W-N quite a bit since his days as VP, but I think it's an overstatement on your part to say that Conservatives are bashing America - he hasn't quite reached that size ... yet!

Signed by a similarly horizontally-challenged person.

Anonymous said...

Gore told McGuinty to shut down the Coal-fire power plants , but McGuinty already promised us he would shut them down,too bad Gore knows so little about Ontario he puts his Carbon Footprint in his mouth .

BTW, Clinton and Gore seem to be in Toronto trying solve Global issue far more often then when they were in the WhiteHouse .

Joanne (True Blue) said...

RT, I know Al Gore has G-R-O-W-N quite a bit since his days as VP, but I think it's an overstatement on your part to say that Conservatives are bashing America - he hasn't quite reached that size ... yet!

Gabby, you're on your game today!

Gabby in QC said...

"Gabby, you're on your game today!"

It must have been that extra coffee ... or, as I've said before, maybe it's the company I'm keeping.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Gabby, whatever it is, I'm glad you're a frequent visitor. You contribute a lot to this blog.

liberal supporter said...

Gore has G-R-O-W-N ?

In a previous thread, an anon said this:

LS has promoted Harper to a 'climate change resistor'! Really LS...he's only human..he can't hold back clouds or make snow any better than the rest of us.And those jet streams...way out of his league!

I did not provide the obvious comeback, since there has been some complaining about such things. However, given the comments on Big Al here, I feel more comfortable saying:

anon said: "(Harper)'s only human..he can't hold back clouds or make snow any better than the rest of us"

Steve can't hold back clouds, but I am sure he deflects them. I suspect there is an entire micro-climate in his vicinity. When Steve takes a stand, if he is oriented correctly, you can bet there is a chinook immediately behind him, and an Alberta Clipper extending for thousands of miles further.


You know, the version I did not post yesterday was much funnier...

Red Tory said...

On a more serious note, it’s entirely fair comment for Gore to have weighed in on the matter given that Baird had previously claimed that Gore was supportive of the Conservatives approach to the environment.

Look at it another way. Let’s say for the sake of argument that Gore had endorsed the Conservative plan. Would you still be telling him to “flick off”? Be honest now...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Look at it another way. Let’s say for the sake of argument that Gore had endorsed the Conservative plan. Would you still be telling him to “flick off”? Be honest now...

No, because it's hard to blog when you're lying on the ground having suffered a massive heart-attack.

Swift said...

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Brian in Calgary said...

On a more serious note, it’s entirely fair comment for Gore to have weighed in on the matter given that Baird had previously claimed that Gore was supportive of the Conservatives approach to the environment.

RT, I think it would only be fair comment IF the government was, at THIS point in time, claiming that Gore supported the Conservatives' approach to the environment. Since the government is not now so claiming, and hasn't for more than a little time, I submit that it falls outside of fair comment.

PGP said...

I had to share this one with you Jo...
The legend of FlickOff spreads!

Hey!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Ha! They're going to be so sorry they did that campaign.