Skip to comments.At Stanford, Al Gore connects climate change inaction to political dysfunction
Posted on 04/24/2013 4:59:55 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Our democracy has been hacked. The operating system has been taken over." That was the message former Vice President Al Gore brought to Stanford Tuesday night.
The 65-year-old paced the stage as he rattled off a litany of dark news from climate change-related superstorms and droughts to the U.S. Senate's failure to pass meaningful gun safety legislation. He offered blunt assessments of the Iraq War, saying it was about "a country that just happens to have a lot of oil." He spoke of the interest in energy-intensive Canadian tar sands oil extraction, the driving force behind plans for the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline. "Junkies find veins in their toes when the ones in their arms and legs give out," Gore said of tar sands oil.
"In order to solve the democratic crisis, you need to become passionately involved in democracy," Gore said. He encouraged audience members to let their elected representatives know about their climate change concerns, and to work hard to re-elect those who vote for meaningful change and help defeat those who don't.
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Two can play at this computer analogy, Mr. Crazed Sex Poodle.
How can any one take Al Gore seriously? Really, the guy has to be pulling our legs... This can't be real.
What, oh what, shall we -- can we do? Only President Obama and St. Al the Gored know. They must tell us.
Amazing how the Liberals still swallow everything the snake oil salesman has to offer.
Algore has been suffering from Electile Dysfunction since November of 2000.
Al GHore still beating the hell out of that dead horse.
Certainly no one at Stanford paid to hear this cretin bloviate. If they did, they are stupid and unworthy of a dime of support from real Americans.
Who still believes that bloviating , bloated gasbag?
Being a robot, Gore would know about O/S. I think Gore is powered by Ubuntu 1.1 "Mooing Manpig".
This guy is a nut. Comparing Heroin abuse to the technology of oil extraction.
His dad is spinning.
Not to mention his carbon use is over that of 30 homes in electricity alone.
The coward could be crushed in debate by nearly anybody.
In related but unreported news, it has now been 2739 days (7.5 years) since the last major (Category 3 or greater) hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States. This shatters the previous calm spell record of 2231 days (6.1 years) set 19 Oct 1906.
Of course, this record calm spell is due to Global Warming.
That’s odd. With Algore there, you would expect Stanford to be covered in several feet of snow. Algore is kind of like a modern Jack Frost that way.