…and the idiot proponents of same.
Just a small piece of the interviews here:
Gigot: All right, Rob.
Finally, why this weekend’s Live Earth concerts may hurt the planet more than help. Kim?
Strassel: So while most of us are doing really unconscionable things this weekend, like driving our SUVs, Al Gore is hosting seven concerts, rock concerts, across the globe to raise awareness of global warming. You would think something as sanctimonious as this would get him credit, but in fact he is getting slammed by environmentalists. Why? Turns out that hosting big rock concerts wastes lots of energy: the stage lights, the speakers, the private jets to ferry all the performers to their performances.
The Live Earth people are, of course, defending themselves, saying this is going to be as green as an event can possibly get. But I think I’m with the critics. If you’re going to talk the talk, you should walk the walk, and in this case, Al Gore might just have wanted to have sent an email.
Yes, indeed. I wonder how many pounds of jet fuel was burned, how many gallons of gasoline was burned, how many liters of diesel fuel was burned and how many mega-watts of electricity were expended to make the Green Concerts for Stupid People happen?
Or, maybe the pressures of the Myth of Global Warming did it.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. – Al Gore’s son was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana and prescription drugs after deputies pulled him over for speeding, authorities said.
Al Gore III
Al Gore III, 24, was driving a blue Toyota Prius about 100 mph on the San Diego Freeway when he was pulled over at about 2:15 a.m., Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jim Amormino said.
The deputies said they smelled marijuana and searched the car, Amormino said. They found less than an ounce of marijuana along with Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall, which is used for attention deficit disorder, he said.
“He does not have a prescription for any of those drugs,” Amormino said.
Gore was being held in the men’s central jail in Santa Ana on $20,000 bail.
Kalee Kreider, a spokeswoman for his parents, did not immediately return phone messages to The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The son of the former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee also was pulled over and arrested for pot possession in December 2003, in Bethesda, Md., while he was a student at Harvard University.
He completed substance abuse counseling as part of a pretrial diversion program to settle those charges.
The youngest of Al and Tipper Gore’s four children and their only son, Gore lives in Los Angeles and is an associate publisher of GOOD, a magazine about philanthropy aimed at young people.
In his best-selling book The Assault on Reason, Al Gore name-checks Jürgen Habermas, Noam Chomsky, and I.F. Stone, digresses into the peculiarities of human brain chemistry, and, as expected, explains the intricacies of atmospheric science. He is, The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson recently wrote, “too ostentatiously smart to be elected president.” And as his book makes clear, he thinks the rest of us are hopelessly dumb.